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Math In 1950
A logger sells lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Math In 1960
A logger sells lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price or $80. What is his profit?

Math In 1970
A logger sells lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

Math In 1980
A logger sells lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Underline the number 20.

Math In 1990
A selfish logger cuts down a beautiful forest so he can make a profit. How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes?
(There are no wrong answers )

Math In 2000
Un hachero vende una carretada de madera por $100.
El costo de la producciones es $80.
¿Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Math In 2010
Who’s on American Idol tonight?

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Pack 103 –

This Christmas, Pack 103 will undertake a service project for the Shoe Box Project, part of St. Joseph’s Children’s Home. To participate in this project, Pack 103 will assemble “care packages” for children who are separated from their families and placed temporarily at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.

All of these kids are in crisis situations – they’ve been taken out of their families homes for a variety of reasons – sometimes temporarily until their parents get their lives back on track or sometimes permanently – in which case they either go with a different family member or into foster care. Many of the cases are abuse related or drug related. The important thing for Scouts to think about is – what would it feel like to be taken from your home in the middle of the night or right from school and not have anything to really take with you except what you brought to school that day? Most times that’s what It’s like for these kids. So a box of items to call their own is a really comforting thing. They actually need these all year and so St. Joseph’s distributes the boxes we bring them in the winter months as the kids/teens enter their facility. The items on the list below are things they have said are most needed. The staff their says this makes a HUGE difference when a child enters that facility so thanks for helping out. (Starred items are especially needed!)

Items to put in the box:

12 qt plastic box***

__Lg or XL t-shirts***

__boys boxers***

__girls underwear***

__socks***

__mittens***

__lotion

__hand-held games

__non-violent books/movies

__hair accessories

__fragrance/soap gift set

__fast food gift cert.

__gift cards

__pick/comb

__small purses/bags

__toothpaste/brush

__chapsticks/lip balms

__nail polish/kits

Please go shopping with your scout to buy a few of these items, or to find some of these items you may already have in new condition at home. We will combine and sort all items at the Pack meeting on December 21st, putting together as many completed “shoe box” care packages as possible to bring to St. Joseph’s.

Afterward, feel free to bring a snack or some Christmas cookies – we can share in some Christmas Carols and cookies when our service work is completed.

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There’s an old saying that goes something like this:
"…when a man turns on a flashlight in a dark room, and you see hundreds of cockroaches scurrying away, don’t be angry with the guy who turned on the flashlight."
Ron Paul is really nothing more than the guy with the flashlight.

The cockroaches were already there.

(Hat Tip: Aynrandfan)

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