Fortune presents gifts not according to the book

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forutunewheel

From an edition of Boccaccio’s De Casibus Virorum Illustrium showing Lady Fortune spinning her wheel.

Fortune presents gifts not according to the book
Fortune presents gifts not according to the book
When you expect whistles it’s flutes
When you expect flutes it’s whistles
What various paths are followed in distributing honours and possessions
She gives awards to some and penitent’s cloaks to others
When you expect whistles it’s flutes
When you expect flutes it’s whistles
Sometimes she robs the chief goatherd of his cottage and goat pen
And to whomever she fancies the lamest goat has born two kids
When you expect whistles it’s flutes
When you expect flutes it’s whistles
Because in a village a poor lad has stolen one egg
He swings in the sun and another gets away with a thousand crimes
When you expect whistles it’s flutes
When you expect flutes it’s whistles

http://www.4shared.com/file/90065586/d15a711a/04_Fortune.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/90065666/4d9fe2cd/13_Fortune_Presents_Gifts_Not_According_to_the_Book.html

http://www.4shared.com/file/90065838/ddce1685/How_Fortunate_The_Man_With_None.html

deadcandance

Dead Can Dance is a band composed of Lisa Gerrard (contralto), and Brendan Perry (baritone). Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981 and initially based there, it disbanded in 1998 but reunited temporarily for a world tour in 2005.

From GluelifeV

Added: February 26, 2009



59 Responses to “Fortune presents gifts not according to the book”

  1. sliderblaze Says:

    1st

  2. Troy Says:

    2nd

  3. ddlew2 Says:

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/090228/da77046.html?.v=1

    I don’t know if this was posted already.

    Paul Harvey: Rest In Peace

    Click the above link for The Rest of The Story

  4. Troy Says:

    “Dirty Harry” thinks political correctness sucks too.

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/clint_eastwood_racism/2009/02/27/186750.html?s=al&promo_code=7B3A-1

  5. Troy Says:

    Paul Harvey: Rest In Peace
    ********************
    never heard of him and I don’t watch ABC

  6. Tenacity Says:

    That Dead Can Dance tune sounds like the theme song of the Illuminati. Can someone please post the words?

  7. ddlew2 Says:

    Troy,

    You’ve never heard “The Rest of The Story” on the radio?

    Paul Harvey wasn’t a television personality he was a radio ICON.

    Don’t get caught in the “I’m a conservative so I don’t WATCH ABC. Some of the best conservative radio is on ABC.

  8. Tenacity Says:

    Troy,
    You are pulling my leg on never having heard of Paul Harvey…right?
    That would be ABC Radio.

  9. Tenacity Says:

    I love the way Eastwood will give that silly smile and glint from the eye when he’s thinking, “What a dumb ass question.” I can just see his expression talking about PC.

  10. Tenacity Says:

    Eastwood has a little Nugent in him…he just delivers the message a bit more low key.

  11. Troy Says:

    ddlew2 Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 2:31 am
    Troy,

    You’ve never heard “The Rest of The Story” on the radio?

    Paul Harvey wasn’t a television personality he was a radio ICON.

    Don’t get caught in the “I’m a conservative so I don’t WATCH ABC. Some of the best conservative radio is on ABC.
    *********************************************
    It has nothing to do with politics…..I never watch ABC, CBS, or NBC news or hardly any of there programming period….Way back when Cable was introduced and dinosaurs were still roaming free, I stopped watching network TV simply because I preferred Cable….Now there is satellite TV…..I can also count the times on one hand that I have EVER listened to ANY radio news broadcast…..It’s never been my cup of tea.
    I think I have listened to Rush for about 15 minutes one time and have never listened to Hannity or Beck or anyone else….It has zero to do with me being conservative…..I only became interested in plotics for the first time in my life in the summer of 2008 and wished now that I hadn’t.

  12. ddlew2 Says:

    All I can say is thank God a couple of conservative actors have enough money to produce and direct their own movies.

    Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson

  13. Troy Says:

    Ten, the new Eastwood movie, “Gran Torino” is nothing short of totally kick ass….Check it out.

  14. Troy Says:

    ddlew2 Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 2:43 am
    All I can say is thank God a couple of conservative actors have enough money to produce and direct their own movies.

    Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson
    ****************************
    I’ll 2nd that!!!

  15. Troy Says:

    Ten, do you know what the Illuminati hand sign/signal is?….Would you recognize it?

  16. Tenacity Says:

    Troy, I have been told to see Torino for sure.

  17. Tenacity Says:

    Troy,
    Park it?

  18. Tenacity Says:

    I’ve seen Clinton do it. Many kids and people have done it not having a clue what it originally meant.

  19. Troy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 2:31 am
    That Dead Can Dance tune sounds like the theme song of the Illuminati. Can someone please post the words?
    ********************************************
    If I knew the name of the song, I would post the lyrics.

  20. Troy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 2:59 am
    I’ve seen Clinton do it. Many kids and people have done it not having a clue what it originally meant.
    *********************************************
    Hook’em Horns or Two Pronged Crown

  21. Tenacity Says:

    The sign of Lucifer. What do know about the Templar Knights?

  22. Troy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 2:58 am
    Troy,
    Park it?
    *********************
    Huh???….I’m not understanding the question.

  23. Tenacity Says:

    I was being facetious about the lyrics. Were those words?

  24. Tenacity Says:

    Park it…some people show the horns/2 prong crown and the other person plants a closed fist between the prongs and says “park it”

  25. Troy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 3:03 am
    The sign of Lucifer. What do know about the Templar Knights?
    *********************************************
    Most know absolutely nothing about the Knights Templar or Priory of Sion.

  26. Troy Says:

    Tenacity Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 3:05 am
    I was being facetious about the lyrics. Were those words?
    ********************************************
    Lmaooo…I thought you were serious….Hehehe

  27. Troy Says:

    Ten, check out the video showing all these wonderful well known world figures flashing the signal.

  28. Tenacity Says:

    I’m watching this right now:
    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Templar+Knights&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=-PypSbXiB4zNnQeXmrjiDw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=5&ct=title#

  29. Tenacity Says:

    Now Part 2.

    Quite enlightening (Pun intended)

  30. JAC Says:

    chicago tea party…… not us citizen

  31. susiezen Says:

    Troy, you seem angry when asked if you knew of the late great Paul Harvey. whether you watch abc or listen to the radio was not a point.
    CHEERS to Paul Harvey and his wonderful voice that carried with it the rich histories of yesteryear and the current events of our time.
    Sitting near the fire on a cold winter day, or sitting outside sipping ice tea, all with dads transistor radio buzzing in the background with the warm voice of Paul, sharing his insights with us of all.
    My very first memory of paul was on a sunday morning, breakfast cooking, and paul speaking about words. how important words are, for with them carries the message of love and the message of hate, and to never take our words for granted…Ill never forget that day, all rhetoric of today will never take away the simply beauty of a man, an American story teller, and a moral newsman> thank you Mr. Harvey.

  32. susiezen Says:

    ps,,,thats the rest of the story

  33. rosettasister Says:

    susie,

    you have the soul of a poet.

    rose

  34. rosettasister Says:

    Culture of conspiracy: The Birthers
    By: Ben Smith
    March 1, 2009

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19450.html

    Comment by patriot08

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2196709/posts#22

    Freedomsfirst is planning a ‘million man’ march on Washington.

  35. rosettasister Says:

    Might wanna check out what the Dummies are saying:

    Culture of conspiracy: The Birthers (rightwing group says Obama not USA citizen)

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×5160559

    Like this one by DFW:

    2. Of those 300,000 people, probably 299,000 of them own guns

    They may be nut cases, and don’t deserve to get their names in the paper, but Law Enforcement needs to keep an eye on them all the same.

  36. sliderblaze Says:

    i’m beginning to like the stories about the “birthers” It points out the idiocy of the media, i keep reading, “discredited” “thoroughly discredited” but every time i ask a person or a media outlet where i can find such discrediting information, either crickets, or the COLB. Amazing…..

    we’ll see who laughs last.

    not to that, i think military refusing orders is a big story, we all know that the “deserters” got tons of media coverage.

  37. sliderblaze Says:

    They may be nut cases, and don’t deserve to get their names in the paper, but Law Enforcement needs to keep an eye on them all the same.
    ——————————————–

    coming from the same group that said Boosh was spying on people and tapping their phones and all that faux outrage becomes quite clear. Dont worry assholes, when it comes down to the crap hitn the fan and time to thin out the ranks….well, you kno

  38. rosettasister Says:

    Story picked up:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20090301/pl_politico/19450

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/politico/RSS_POLITICO20090301_Culture_of_conspiracy__The_Birthers.html

    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/16433

    The thriving birth-obsessed fringe poses political risks and opportunities for the Obama White House.

  39. sliderblaze Says:

    morning rose

    only one thing to derive from this “news” it’s getting to them, i mean, i hear people in everyday walks of life bring up the NBC issue, not as in “omg he’s not an NBC” but in everyday conversations. I find myself doing it often as well.

    Operation Ground Swell seems to be on it’s way

  40. rosettasister Says:

    Good Sunday morning to you, too, slider!

  41. rosettasister Says:

    Is this really what America wants?!

    ————————

    Obama set to overturn Bush’s abortion rule

    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/16391

    President Barack Obama plans to repeal a Bush administration rule that has become a flash point in the debate over a doctor’s right not to participate in abortions.

    The regulation, instituted in the last days of the Bush administration, strengthened job protections for doctors and nurses who refuse to provide a medical service because of moral qualms.

  42. sliderblaze Says:

    this is where some peoples “freedom to choose” trumps other citizens “freedom to choose” oh the irony of it all

  43. rosettasister Says:

    ThoughtsfromaTexan

    March 01, 2009

    http://www.texdozier.com

    http://www.dontgomovement.com

    Just hard-working citizens taking a stand for a government that acts responsibly and rationally when using our tax dollars. It’s time to make our government accountable before it’s too late…

    More tea parties to come! Keep the passion alive! Take action!!!

  44. rosettasister Says:

    I could have lived without the Bush and McCain bashing, but that’s just me.

    ——————–

    Hugh Hewitt comments on Rush’s speech:

    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog/g/421f705e-f063-475f-baee-9cd1ad5245af

    Rush eschews “leadership.” He doesn’t tell people who to vote for or where to show up and march.

    But he does communicate with quite extraordinary clarity the deep, abiding attachment that conservatives have for liberty.

    He does so with great, good humor, and it is this quality that drives the left to distraction. Rush is funny; really, really funny.

    This is of course the reason he has succeeded far beyond every other radio talk show host.

    The “women’s summit” this week was just the latest in a long string of innovative –and profitable– firsts that amused even as it made key points.

    And Rush is authentic. And deeply appreciated as a result. Long may he prosper.

  45. Troy Says:

    susiezen Says:

    March 1, 2009 at 9:23 am
    Troy, you seem angry when asked if you knew of the late great Paul Harvey. whether you watch abc or listen to the radio was not a point.
    ********************************************
    Susie, this statement is totally bizzare to me….I seemed angry???…Huh???…..The only thing I did was state that I had ever heard of the man and that was the truth…..By doing that, I get a, “Dont’ get caught up in being a conservative” comment from ddlew, so to that I explained myself…..Now somehow from looking at my posts you think that I am angry?
    Why would I be?…..If I ever get angry about something, then believe me, everyone and their brother will know it….I can do without people making assumptions about me…..Irritated or annoyed?….Yes….Angry?….Nope.

  46. rosettasister Says:

    I’ve joined this movement:

    http://www.dontgomovement.com

    http://www.dontgomovement.com/arizona/

    http://www.dontgomovement.com/blog/

    http://dontgo.ning.com/video

    And commented at forum:

    http://dontgo.ning.com/forum

  47. rosettasister Says:

    Troy Says:
    March 1, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I can do without people making assumptions about me

    ——————

    I studied hermeneutics in grad school and all I can say is interpretation is a funny thing and almost beyond explanation.

    Rose

  48. rosettasister Says:

    I listened to Part 1 of this interview, so I’m looking forward to Part 2.

    ————–

    Thomas E. Ricks, Pt. 2 With Hugh Hewitt

    Listen here:

    Hugh concludes his two-day, two part interview with veteran Washington Post military reporter Thomas E. Ricks, author of The Gamble, the inside story of how the Iraqi surge came to be and how it was executed.

    http://ht.salemweb.net/townhall/audio/mp3/672463ff-4b5c-45f6-adf6-9d62ae3c3449.mp3

    Transcript:

    Thomas E. Ricks, Pt. 2

    http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/talkradio/transcripts/Transcript.aspx?ContentGuid=46469e22-71bf-4948-80a9-bd28c5b008a0

    EXCERPT

    HH: Do you think that Obama being an intellectual himself will have the same ability to forge that kind of relationship with David Petraeus now at CentCom commanding the new war in Afghanistan?

    TR: You know, I think they might have irreconcilable similarities.

    HH: (laughing) That’s great.

    TR: They’re similar guys. They’re tough, smart, ambitious, athletic, and a little bit more remote and cerebral than a lot of their peers in their fields. And they’re both very successful men. That’s why it surprised me when Obama went out to Iraq last summer, and Petraeus essentially lectured him for 90 minutes. This is not typically what a general does with a visiting presidential candidate.

    HH: Right.

    TR: But Petraeus felt that Obama had kind of run roughshod over him in the hearings, the two sets of Congressional hearings on Iraq, that he hadn’t given Petraeus time to talk, hadn’t heard him out, and so Petraeus’ attitude was okay, you’re on my turf, I’m going to tell you what the facts of the case are. And I think he might have rocked Obama on his heels a little bit.

  49. rosettasister Says:

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    bbl

  50. JAC Says:

    Troy
    I know myself I am a little edgey… I can almost feel it in the air that soon something is going to hit the fan…
    I have heard July discussed as a possible, but I think it will be more the end of April. I think the next month will tell a tale…

    I am also getting frustrated…… I belong to a Indiana group, and everyone thinks they can whine and b*tch but they don’t want to get off their asses and start being proactive…

    I DO have a local meeting scheduled for the 8th…. even was able to snag Tim D from Committee of Safety to be keynote speaker.

    I also have been having online meetings with a group… that is taking serious the possibility of the worst case….. and we are just putting on our thinking caps on how to be the best prepared…. nuts and bolts kind of thing…. you might be interested yourself….. and I know you would have great imput…

    got to leave with the hubby…. so I’ll bbl~

  51. Tenacity Says:

    This morning I read the book of Daniel. Aside from whether some of its prophecy may apply to today (and I believe it does), Daniel’s example of how he dealt with the situation is worthy of consideration in our present planning. Rather than relying upon his own brute force, he acted with wisdom obtained from God, gave God the credit and did nothing to taint his standing with man or God. He did however defy the edicts of the King whenever those edicts were contrary to God’s purpose and instruction. I also found it inspiring how he encouraged his spiritual brothers to pray and petition God’s help.

    Here’s good read
    “Calling All (Soon To Be) Criminals”

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/gaddy/gaddy48.html

  52. Tenacity Says:

    Have any of you read or are you aware of a book “The Red Amendment” by L B Bork, a Colorado National?

  53. rosettasister Says:

    Someone up there doesn’t like Obama

    ———————

    Pinched income and sales taxes mean states face budget woes even after $135B stimulus is spent

    http://www.courant.com/business/sns-ap-states-tax-troubles,0,2901272.story

    Even after $135 billion in federal aid gets spent, many states will be staring down budgetary black holes unless they initiate dramatic spending cuts or tax increases, or both.

    In the short-term, the massive stimulus will help balance budgets and keep key services, such as Medicaid, going. But economists agree the money will not quickly eradicate high unemployment, low consumer spending or distress in the housing market — the triple threats behind a nationwide tax-collection shortfall that is expected to drag on even after the economy begins to rebound.

    Without higher taxes, bigger cuts to government services — or yet more federal funding — states face budget gaps that could reach $120 billion nationwide in their 2011 budgets, according to an analyst at the Rockefeller Institute, a think tank in Albany, N.Y. James Diffley, managing director of Global Insight’s U.S. Regional Services Group, says it’s unlikely budget gaps will close before 2013.

    “States’ budget problems lag the economy,” Diffley said. “What we see in budgets will get worse for at least another year.”

  54. patriotamy Says:

    Someone emailed this to me today, just wanted to share……

    A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like. Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said, ‘Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today.’

    After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly.

    ‘Oh,’ she said, ‘on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.’

  55. Troy Says:

    That’s a nice story Amy.

  56. Troy Says:

    From Newsmax:

    4. Author: Iran-Israel Showdown Near

    Four recent developments have pushed Israel closer to a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear weapons program — and that could have dire consequences for an already beleaguered U.S. economy, according to best-selling author Edwin Black.

    Black, an investigative journalist whose books include, “The Plan: How to Save America When the Oil Stops,” cited the four developments in an Op-Ed piece for the Jerusalem Post:

    Iran successfully launched a satellite into outer space on Feb. 2 and plans three more satellites this year, creating “an easily weaponized space net that worries American military planners.”

    The International Atomic Energy Agency admitted in mid-February that it had underestimated Iran’s nuclear stockpile by about one-third, and now confirms that Iran has enough nuclear material to build at least one bomb.

    Iran has stepped up its uranium enrichment program with thousands of highly advanced centrifuges, and is now near its goal of 6,000 centrifuges. “American policy-makers are now convinced that Iran, despite all protests and charades, is in a mad dash to create a deliverable nuclear weapon,” Black disclosed.

    Benjamin Netanyahu has just become the prime minister-designate of Israel, and he is determined to take action against Iran before it can deliver a nuclear weapon to the nation that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said should be “wiped off the map.”
    Also, Russia is in the process of delivering an advanced air defense system that can shoot down Israeli aircraft and drones. But the system will not be fully operational for several months, “creating a narrow window for Israel to act,” Black observes.

    The author points out that Iran has repeatedly vowed that if attacked by Israel, it will close the Strait of Hormuz to shipping and attack the Saudi Arabian oil facilities at Ras Tanura and Abqaiq.

    “Any one of these military options, let alone all three, would immediately shut off 40 percent of all seaborne oil . . . and some 20 percent of America’s daily consumption,” Black writes.

    Such an interruption in oil supplies, he warns, would likely push gasoline prices in the U.S. to $20 per gallon.

  57. rosettasister Says:

    New Thread:

    http://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/archaeologists-rediscover-lost-egyptian-tomb/

  58. susiezen Says:

    tToy my apologies for assuming you were angry. That is a strong word. Reminiscing of paul and my earliest memory of him happened to be of “words”. words are important, had I said edgy in light of angry, you may have not responded so edgily.
    Had I been more sensitive to your meaning in the post, but I really was looking for posts on tributes to Paul Harvey, after all that was my point…I suppose I was tryng to share that with you, but I got off to a bad start. a little passive/aggressive on my part.

    Paul Harvey was the Rush of our time, especially since we lacked all the choices of today….we all watched abc, and listened to alot of radio….no blogs or cable. I do miss the communication shared back then, person to person.

    ON a different note, not much time to do anything these days… chase the baby, lose more and more money to the bad economy, my house taxes went up painfully high….democrats won small town offices too…If I could I stand on a soap box at the town square every day publicly demanding impeachment, I would.
    we all do our part in this mess we did not vote for.
    At this point, any person that is against obama but has little time to join in the front, is just as important.

  59. susiezen Says:

    TROY, Im sorry. I went back to retype your name with a capitol “t”. I cannot type for crap!!! I spell even worse!

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