Subj:     Speeches Supp
..........(Includes 8 jokes, 17 1074n,5,cf,XT2b,6a,3)

..........L5 Update

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Includes the following:  Free Speech Drawing (DU)
.........................Steve Jobs' 05 Stanford Commencement Speech - Video (S738)
.........................Steve Jobs' Commencement Address At Stanford (S449b)
.........................The Pampered Generation (S154)
.........................10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal - Video (S906)
.........................Lee Iacocca Is Angry (S627c)
.........................Columbine Father's Testimony (S125b)
.........................Matthew McConaughey Oscar Speech (S1070)
Subj:     Free Speech Drawing (DU)
          From speech by Robert Shibley in 2015
 Source: www.thefire.org/free-speech-not-just
Subj:     Steve Jobs' 05 Stanford Commencement Speech
          in 2011 (S738d-On Site)
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/D1R-jKKp3NA
 Source2: www.onemansblog.com/2010/02/01/steve-jobs-out

 This is a speech that Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple,
 gave at Stanford University in 2005 for the graduation
 commencement.  In it, Steve recounts three personal
 stories in which he advocates following your heart and
 doing what you love.  Click 'HERE' to hear and see this
 outstanding speech.

Subj:     Steve Jobs' Commencement Address At Stanford (S449b)
          From: auntiegah on 8/20/2005
 Source: www.news-service.stanford.edu/2005/jobs-061505.html

 'You've got to find what you love,' Jobs says

 This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs,
 CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered
 on June 12, 2005 at Stanford.

 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from
 one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated
 from college.  Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever
 gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three
 stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

 The first story is about connecting the dots.

 I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then
 stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I
 really quit.  So why did I drop out?

 It started before I was born.  My biological mother was a young,
 unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for
 adoption.  She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by
 college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted
 at birth by a lawyer and his wife.  Except that when I popped out
 they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl.
 So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the
 middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do
 you want him?"  They said: "Of course."  My biological mother
 later found out that my mother had never graduated from college
 and that my father had never graduated from high school.  She
 refused to sign the final adoption papers.  She only relented a
 few months later when my parents promised that I would someday
 go to college.

 And 17 years later I did go to college.  But I naively chose a
 college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my
 working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college
 tuition.  After six months, I couldn't see the value in it.  I
 had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how
 college was going to help me figure it out.  And here I was
 spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire
 life.  So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all
 work out OK.  It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back
 it was one of the best decisions I ever made.  The minute I
 dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that
 didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that
 looked interesting.

 It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept
 on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for
 the 5? deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles
 across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at
 the Hare Krishna temple.  I loved it.  And much of what I
 stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned
 out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:

 Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy
 instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster,
 every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed.
 Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal
 classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to
 do this.  I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about
 varying the amount of space between different letter combin-
 ations, about what makes great typography great.  It was
 beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that
 science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.

 None of this had even a hope of any practical application in
 my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first
 Macintosh computer, it all came back to me.  And we designed
 it all into the Mac.  It was the first computer with beautiful
 typography.  If I had never dropped in on that single course
 in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or
 proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the
 Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them.  If
 I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this
 calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the
 wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible
 to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But
 it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.

 Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can
 only connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust
 that the dots will somehow connect in your future.  You have
 to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, what-
 ever.  This approach has never let me down, and it has made
 all the difference in my life.

 My second story is about love and loss.

 I was lucky - I found what I loved to do early in life.  Woz
 and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20.  We
 worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the
 two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over
 4000 employees.  We had just released our finest creation -
 the Macintosh - a year earlier, and I had just turned 30.
 And then I got fired.  How can you get fired from a company
 you started?  Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I
 thought was very talented to run the company with me, and
 for the first year or so things went well.  But then our
 visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had
 a falling out.  When we did, our Board of Directors sided
 with him.  So at 30 I was out.  And very publicly out.  What
 had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it
 was devastating.

 I really didn't know what to do for a few months.  I felt
 that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down
 - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me.
 I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize
 for screwing up so badly.  I was a very public failure, and
 I even thought about running away from the valley. But some-
 thing slowly began to dawn on me - I still loved what I did.
 The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit.  I
 had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided
 to start over.

 I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired
 from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened
 to me.  The heaviness of being successful was replaced by
 the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about
 everything.  It freed me to enter one of the most creative
 periods of my life.

 During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT,
 another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing
 woman who would become my wife.  Pixar went on to create the
 worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and
 is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In
 a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I retuned to
 Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the
 heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have
 a wonderful family together.

 I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't
 been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I
 guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the
 head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the
 only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.
 You've got to find what you love.  And that is as true for
 your work as it is for your lovers.  Your work is going to
 fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be
 truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
 And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
 If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.  Don't settle.
 As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find
 it.  And, like any great relationship, it just gets better
 and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you
 find it. Don't settle.

 My third story is about death.

 When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like:
 "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday
 you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on
 me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked
 in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today
 were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I
 am about to do today?"  And whenever the answer has been
 "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change

 Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important
 tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices
 in life.  Because almost everything - all external expect-
 ations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -
 these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving
 only what is truly important.  Remembering that you are
 going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of
 thinking you have something to lose.  You are already
 naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart.

 About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer.  I had a
 scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a
 tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas
 was.  The doctors told me this was almost certainly a
 type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should
 expect to live no longer than three to six months.  My
 doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order,
 which is doctor's code for prepare to die.  It means to
 try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have
 the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months.  It
 means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it
 will be as easy as possible for your family.  It means
 to say your goodbyes.

 I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening
 I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my
 throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put
 a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the
 tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told
 me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope
 the doctors started crying because it turned out to be
 a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable
 with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.

 This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I
 hope its the closest I get for a few more decades.
 Having lived through it, I can now say this to you
 with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful
 but purely intellectual concept:

 No one wants to die.  Even people who want to go to
 heaven don't want to die to get there.  And yet death
 is the destination we all share.  No one has ever
 escaped it.  And that is as it should be, because
 Death is very likely the single best invention of
 Life.  It is Life's change agent.  It clears out the
 old to make way for the new.  Right now the new is
 you, but someday not too long from now, you will
 gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry
 to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

 Your time is limited, so don't waste it living
 someone else's life.  Don't be trapped by dogma -
 which is living with the results of other people's
 thinking.  Don't let the noise of others' opinions
 drown out your own inner voice. And most important,
 have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
 They somehow already know what you truly want to
 become. Everything else is secondary.

 When I was young, there was an amazing publication
 called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of
 the bibles of my generation.  It was created by a
 fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in
 Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his
 poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before
 personal computers and desktop publishing, so it
 was all made with typewriters, scissors, and
 polaroid cameras.  It was sort of like Google in
 paperback form, 35 years before Google came along:
 it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools
 and great notions.

 Stewart and his team put out several issues of The
 Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its
 course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-
 1970s, and I was your age.  On the back cover of
 their final issue was a photograph of an early
 morning country road, the kind you might find your-
 self hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous.
 Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry.  Stay
 Foolish."  It was their farewell message as they
 signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have
 always wished that for myself.  And now, as you
 graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

 Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

 Thank you all very much.

Subj:     The Pampered Generation (S154)
          From: collins2 in 2000

 Subject: The Pampered > Date: Monday, December 13, 1999 9:51 AM
 Our beloved President shares our pain.  I was embarrassed to
 read that President Clinton and his advisors have said, "The
 older generation must learn to sacrifice as other generations
 have done."

 That's my generation. I knew eventually someone would ferret
 out the dirty secret: we've lived the "lifestyle of the rich
 and famous" all our lives. Now, I know I must bare the truth
 about my generation and let the country condemn us for our

 During the Depression we had an hilarious time dancing to the
 tune of "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?"  We could choose to dine
 at any of the country's fabulous soup kitchens, often joined by
 our parents and siblings...those were the heady days of carefree

 Then, with World War II, the cup filled to overflowing. We had
 the chance to bask on the exotic beaches of Guadalcanal, Iwo
 Jima and Okinawa to see the capitols of Europe and travel to
 such scenic spots as Bastogne, Malmedy and Monte Cassino.  Of
 course, one of the most exhilarating adventures was the stroll
 from Bataan to the local Japanese hotels, laughingly known as
 death camps.  But the good times really rolled for those lucky
 enough to be on the beaches of Normandy for the swimming and
 boating that pleasant June day in '44.  Unforgettable.

 Even luckier were those that drew the prized holiday tickets
 for cruises on sleek, gray ships to fun filled spots like
 Midway, The Solomons and Murmansk.  Instead of asking, "what
 can we do for our country, "an indulgent government let us
 fritter away our youth wandering idly through the lush and
 lovely jungles of Burma and New Guinea.  Yes, it's all true:
 we were pampered, we were spoiled rotten, we never did realize
 what sacrifice meant.

 We envy you, Mr. Clinton, the harsh lessons you learned in
 London, Moscow and Little Rock.  My generation is old, Mr.
 President...and guilty; but we are repentant.  Punish us for
 our failings, sir, that we may learn the true meaning of Duty,
 Honor, and Country.

 Robert J. Grady, Lt. Col., USAF (Ret), Colorado Springs.

Subj:     10 Life Lessons From A Navy Seal
          By Texas Exes (S906d-iFrame)
          From: Ernie Ware on Facebook
 Source1: www.youtube.com/embed/pxBQLFLei70
 Source2: www.lifebuzz.com/10-lessons-from-navy-seal/#!SSCdL
 Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S.
 Special Operations Command, returned to his alma mater
 last week and spoke to the graduates with lessons he
 learned from his basic SEAL training.
Here's his amazing Commencement Address at
University of Texas at Austin 2014 from
Business Insider.  Click 'HERE' to listen
to Admiral McRaven's description of Navy
Seal training.
Photo from Cardio-Workout
Subj:     Lee Iacocca Is Angry (S627c)
          From: ICohen in 2009

Source: www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/iacocca.asp

Photo from MotorTrend.com...
 Remember Lee  Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler
 Corporation from its death throes?  He's now 82 years
 old and has a new book, 'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'.

 Lee Iacocca Says:

 'Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with
 what's happening?  Where the hell is our outrage?  We
 should be screaming bloody murder!  We've got a gang
 of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over
 a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind,
 and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less
 build a hybrid car.  But instead of getting mad, everyone
 sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say,
 'Stay the course.'

 Stay the course?  You've got to be kidding.  This is
 America, not the damned, 'Titanic'.  I'll give you a
 sound bite: 'Throw all the bums out!'

 You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off
 my rocker, and maybe I have.  But someone has to speak
 up.  I hardly recognize this country anymore.

 The most famous business leaders are not the innovators
 but the guys in handcuffs.  While we're fiddling in Iraq,
 the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what
 to do.  And the press is waving 'pom-poms' instead of
 asking hard questions.  That's not the promise of the
 'America' my parents and yours traveled across the ocean
 for. I've had enough.  How about you?

 I'll go a step further.  You can't call yourself a patriot
 if you're not outraged.  This is a fight I'm ready and
 willing to have.  The Biggest 'C' is Crisis! (Iacocca
 elaborates on nine C's of leadership, with crisis
 being the first.)

 Leaders are made, not born.  Leadership is forged in
 times of crisis.  It's easy to sit there with your feet
 up on the desk and talk theory.  Or send someone else's
 kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield
 yourself.  It's another thing to lead when your world
 comes tumbling down.

 On September 11, 2001, we needed a  strong leader more
 than any other time in our history.  We needed a steady
 hand to guide us out of the ashes.  A hell of a mess,
 so here's where we stand.

 We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning
 and no plan for leaving.

 We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the

 We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our
 once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health
 care costs.

 Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a
 coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble.

 Our borders are like sieves.

 The middle class is being squeezed every which way.

 These are times that cry out for leadership.

 But when you look around, you've got to ask: 'Where
 have all the leaders gone?'  Where are the curious,
 creative communicators?  Where are the people of
 character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common
 sense?  I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think
 you get the point.

 Name me a leader who has a better idea for homeland
 security than making us take off our shoes in airports
 and throw away our shampoo?

 We've spent billions of dollars building a huge new
 bureaucracy, and all we know how to do is react to
 things that have already happened.

 Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of
 Hurricane Katrina.  Congress has yet to spend a single
 day evaluating the response to the hurricane or demanding
 accountability for the decisions that were made in the
 crucial hours after the storm.

 Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it
 doesn't happen again.  Now, that's just crazy.  Storms
 happen.  Deal with it.  Make a plan.  Figure out what
 you're going to do the next time.

 Name me an industry leader who is thinking creatively
 about how we can restore our competitive edge in
 manufacturing.  Who would have believed that there could
 ever be a time when 'The Big Three' referred to Japanese
 car companies?  How did this happen, and more important,
 what are we going to do about it?

 Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan
 for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis,
 or managing the health care problem.  The silence is
 deafening.  But these are the crises that are eating
 away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

 I have news for the gang in Congress.  We didn't elect
 you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain
 silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our
 greatness is being replaced with mediocrity.  What is
 everybody so afraid of?  That some bonehead on Fox News
 will call them a name?  Give me a break.  Why don't
 you guys show some spine for a change?

 Had Enough?  Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of
 gloom and doom here.  I'm trying to light a fire.  I'm
 speaking out because I have hope - I believe in America.
 In my lifetime, I've had the privilege of living through
 some of  America 's greatest moments.  I've also
 experienced some of our worst crises: The 'Great
 Depression,' 'World War  II,' the 'Korean War,' the
 'Kennedy Assassination,' the 'Vietnam War,' the 1970's
 oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years culminating
 with 9/11.

 If I've learned one thing, it's this: 'You don't get
 anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody
 else to take action.  Whether it's building a better car
 or building a better future for our children, we all have
 a role to play.  That's the challenge I'm raising in this
 book.  It's a "Call to Action" for people who, like me,
 believe in America'.  It's not too late, but it's getting
 pretty close.  So let's shake off the crap and go to work.
 Let's tell 'em all we've had 'enough.'

 Make your own contribution by sending this to everyone you
 know and care about.  It's our country, folks, and it's
 our future. Our future is at stake!!

 This article is true as verified by snopes.com
 at http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/iacocca.asp

Subj:     Columbine Father's Testimony (S125b)
          From: TA989287 in 1999


 Since the dawn of creation, there has been both good and
 evil in the heart of men and of women.  We all contain the
 seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence.

 The death of my wonderful daughter Rachel Joy Scott and the
 deaths of that heroic teacher and the other children who
 died must not be in vain.  Their blood cries out for answers.

 The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his
 brother Able in the field.  The villain was not the club he
 used.  Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association.
 The true killer was Cain and the reason for the murder could
 only be found in Cain's heart.

 In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed
 at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as
 the NRA.  I am not a member of the NRA.  I am not a hunter.
 I do not even own a gun.  I am not here to represent or defend
 the NRA because I don't believe that they are responsible for
 my daughter's death.  Therefore, do not believe they need to
 be defended.

 If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel's murder, I
 would be their strongest opponent.

 I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a
 tragedy.  It was a spiritual event that should be forcing us
 to look at where the real blame lies!

 Much of that blame lies here in this room.  Much of that
 blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers

 I wrote a poem just four nights ago that express my feelings
 best.  This was written way before I knew l would be
 speaking here today.

 Your laws ignore our deepest needs
 Your words are empty air.
 You've stripped away our heritage.
 You've outlawed simple prayer.
 Now gunshots fill our classrooms.
 And precious children die.
 You seek for answers everywhere.
 And ask the question "WHY"?
 You regulate restrictive laws.
 Through legislative creed.
 Add yet you fail to understand.
 That God is what we need!

 Men and women are three part beings. We all consist of body,
 soul, and spirit.  When we refuse to acknowledge a third
 part of our makeup, we create a void that allows evil,
 prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreck havoc.

 Spiritual influences were present within our educational
 systems for most of our nation's history.  Many of our major
 colleges began as theological seminaries.  This is a
 historic fact.

 What has happened to us as a nation?  We have refused to
 honor God, and in doing so, we open the doors to hatred and

 And when something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs,
 politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA.
 They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that
 continue to erode away our personal and private liberties.

 We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would
 not have been stopped by metal detectors.  No amount of gun
 laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type
 of massacre.

 The real villain lies within our OWN hearts.  Political
 posturing and restrictive legislation are not the answers.

 The young people of our nation hold the key.  There is a
 spiritual awakening taking place that will not be squelched.

 We do not need more religion.  We do not need more gaudy
 television evangelists spewing out verbal religious garbage.
 We do not need more million dollar church buildings built
 while people with basic needs are being ignored.

 We do need a change of heart and a humble acknowledgment
 that this nation was founded on the principle of simple
 trust in God.

 As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library
 and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he
 did not hesitate to pray in school.

 I defy any law or politician to deny him that right!

 I challenge every young person in America and around the
 world to realize that on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High
 School, prayer was brought back to our schools.

 Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in

 Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard
 for legislation that violates your conscience and denies
 your God-given right to communicate with Him.

 To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA, I
 give to you a sincere challenge.  Dare to examine your own
 heart before you cast the first stone!

 My daughter's death will not be in vain.  The young people
 of this country will not allow that to happen.

Subj:     Matthew McConaughey Oscar Speech
          From: Mike Palmer
..........in 2017 (S1070d-On Site)
 Source: www.youtube.com/embed/wD2cVhC-63I
 Click 'HERE' to see Matthew McConaughey speech on winning the
 Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in "Dallas Buyers Club".

                           -(o o)-
............................From darrellvip on 10/13/2007