Make a stand

Think a minute…Former American President, Harry Truman, said that every president has been attacked by the news media and press. President Truman further concluded that a U.S. president who had never fought with Congress or the Supreme Court had not really done his job.

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The sweat of success

Think a minute…Former prime minister of England, Winston Churchill, became so famous for his speeches that he was called The Greatest Speaker of the Century. He was also famous for his quick wit.

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Let go of the controls

Think a minute…A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls.

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Complain or change

Think a minute…A young woman named Cherie was telling about her childhood. Both her parents worked outside of their home from the time she was a very young girl.

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More than rules

Think a minute…A hotel sign in Tokyo, Japan had this rule on it: “Is forbidden to steal towels please. If you are not person to do such is please not to read sign.” Someone said that rules are like a fence around us.

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Focus on the family

Think a minute…Some parents can trace their family back 300 years, but they don’t know where their children were last night. A wise man said: “If fathers took their sons fishing when they were young, they wouldn’t have to go hunting for them when they’re older.”

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Two become one

Think a minute… An African man who had three wives asked his Irish friend who had only one wife, this question: “Do you like your wife?” His Irish friend replied: “I like her very much!” The African man shook his head and said very sadly: “I don’t like any of mine.”

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Who has the last word?

Think a Minute…Someone said: “Death is the worst part of life!” A famous entertainer once said: “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens!” Unfortunately, when it’s our time to die we don’t have any choice but to be there!

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The wrong map

Think a minute…Have you ever been lost? If you travel to another country for the first time, getting lost can be frustrating and discouraging. Imagine you have just arrived in London, England and want to go to a certain place in that great city. A map of London would show you how to get there.

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Sam the changed man

Think a minute...This is the true story of a man named Sam who joined the American army in 1812. He was such a great military leader that he became a major general. Eventually he became successful in politics also and was elected governor of Tennessee.

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Successful business plan (Part 2)

Think a minute…”The reason some people are successful is that they put their plan and work together for a plan that truly works.” Yesterday we started a plan for success both in our job and career, as well as in our personal life, so today we will complete the course.

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What women want

Think a minute…One of man’s greatest challenges is to understand women. The problem: “By the time a man can read a woman like a book, he needs eyeglasses.” Or as one husband said, “There are two ways to handle a woman—and nobody knows either of them.” So what do women want?

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Your mind is a terrible thing to waste

Think a minute…Have you heard this expression, “It’s raining cats and dogs?” It was started in Europe in the 1500’s when many European houses had thatched roofs made from straw. At night time the animals would climb up on the roof to stay warm, including cats, dogs, and other small animals.

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Successful business plan (Part 1)

Think a minute...Do you know the secret to a successful business? Even if you do not own your own business, these principles work in both your professional and personal life. Rule number one is actually a well-known phrase in the business world: “Find a need and fill it.” You find success and happiness as you help others find it by meeting their needs.

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Correcting mistakes

Think a minute…What do you usually do when you make a mistake? If you’re doing a math problem in school and your answer is wrong, what do you do? Don’t you just go back, find your mistake and fix it? Or when you realize you’re on the wrong road to the market, don’t you just turn around and take the right road?

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A great woman

Think a minute…There was a young married couple who really struggled to make enough money just to live on. One day the husband took all their money and bought a small service station. His wife Jane did not think this was a smart, good investment.

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Two days to never worry about

Think a minute…Did you know there are 2 days you never need to worry about? The first day is yesterday. It’s simply impossible to change the past. Yesterday is gone…forever. There is nothing any of us can do to bring it back, especially by worrying about it.

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Raise your standard of living

Think a minute…You’ve heard of people who try to raise their standard of living at almost any cost. They’ll go without many things to get a higher education, hoping it will later get them a higher-paying job and career. Some even move their family to another country to raise their standard of living.

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Christmas everyday

Think a minute…Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean we must stop giving things to others. In fact, we should enjoy Christmas day every day of the year! We could call these daily gifts “Our daily Christmas celebration.” At least 1 a day will make a big difference in your life and in the lives of others around you.

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Wearing Masks

Think a minute…Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not? Maybe you did it to impress or please somebody. But the longer we act like someone we’re not, the better we get at it. We can even get so good at it that we actually fool ourselves and forget who we really are! It’s sad that the more we hide our real self the more lonely and unsure of ourselves we become.

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Editorial

What dictatorship? Samoa is a democracy!

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s decision to clarify claims that he runs the H.R.P.P government like a one-man band is reassuring.

Letters to the Editor

Baby Manu are local players with world class performance

Dear Editor, Today Samoa has a thousand and one reasons to be delighted! Thousands of miles away from home, the baby Manu Samoa did not let loneliness, distance, and the grandeur of occasion distract them from capturing the elusive gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas.

Street Talk

Tina Vaipua

Should the P.M.’s term be limited?

Do you think there should be a limit on the number of terms for the Prime Minister? The question has surfaced following the government’s decision to change the Head of State after two terms in office. Deidre Fanene asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Columns

Living with ghosts

A good friend, smart also, once told me I live with ghosts. By ghosts he was referring to my childhood days.

Between the Lines

Between The Lines

7 QUESTIONS THAT ARE KEEPING US AWAKE 1. So come July 26, the day after the current Tui Atua is no longer the Head of State, is he still His Highness? 2. After being addressed as His Highness for 10 years, what new honorific if any, will he be known by?

Sunday Reading

WATER POWER TOP-UP INITIATIVE: The Prime Minister's response confirms that the government will keep the best interest of the country and may revisit the initiative.

Govt. receptive to Water Power System

Government has taken on board suggestions for a Water Power top-up initiative identical to the Cash Power top-up for electricity.

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