Sunday, July 31, 2011

Basic Self-Defense Moves Anyone Can Do (and Everyone Should Know)

"Would you be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? It's a question most of us don't want to consider, but violence is, unfortunately, a fact of life. Thankfully, regardless of strength, size, or previous training, anyone can learn several effective self-defense techniques. Here's how to prepare for and stay safe in common real-world violent situations..."read here

Simon & Garfunkel - Sound Of Silence

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Musical soundscape with a DnB twang produced for a scene taken from a National Geographic Video "Earth, Making of a Planet"

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost

photoRobert Frost [8G6830]Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. http://www.online-literature.com/frost/751/

Crocodile safaris



"Saltwater crocodiles are arguably nature’s most terrifyingly efficient killing machines. Getting up close to them is generally a very bad idea but, in Australia’s Northern Territory, the “big salties” have become a major tourist attraction. And as last week’s incredible photograph of a jumping crocodile, above, shows, visitors can get very close indeed to the toothy monsters..."Read Here

Gauchos - You Tube


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ronettes 'Walking In The Rain'

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"Rogue kangaroo" attacks 94-year-old woman in Australia

elderly ladyPolice used pepper spray to subdue a boxing kangaroo that attacked a 94-year-old Australian woman in her Outback town backyard.kangaroo with beer
   A 94-year-old Australian woman was forced to box a kangaroo when the animal attacked her in her Outback backyard as she was hanging out the laundry..
"I thought it was going to kill me," Phyllis Johnson told Australia’s Courier Mail from her hospital bed. "It was taller than me and it just plowed through the clothes on the washing line straight for me."
The inexplicably furious roo knocked Johnson to the ground outside her home in the remote Outback town of Charleville, Queensland, and kicked her repeatedly, but she fought back.
"I happened to have a broom nearby and I just started swinging at it. I bashed it on the head but it kept going for me, not even the dog would help, it was too frightened," Johnson told the newspaper.
She eventually managed to crawl under a fence to escape indoors, and police arrived at Johnson’s home a short while later.
But the boxing kangaroo, described as a “massive” male, continued to fight. It charged the police officers, who had to use pepper spray to subdue the animal, the Courier Mail reports.
(More kangaroo news from GlobalPost: "Gas-less" kangaroo holds clues to cutting greenhouse emissions)
It is unusual for a kangaroo to attack a human, and Johnson said she had fed bread to friendlier roos in her area before.
“I'm okay, although the roo took a chunk of flesh out of my leg and there's a chance they'll have to operate," she said.
Wildlife rangers later trapped the "rogue kangaroo," the Associated Press reports http://ht.ly/5Ndzy

Monday, July 25, 2011

Walk honours missing, murdered aboriginal women

Sophie Merasty-photo, Richard Marjan