Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dog intervenes between man and mountain lion

Governor General eats raw seal heart to support hunters

Canada’s Governor General began her Arctic tour by gutting a freshly slaughtered seal and eating a slice of its raw heart, according to media reports.

Michaelle Jean, the Queen’s representative to the country, did it as a gesture of solidarity with the country’s beleaguered seal hunters, the reports said, adding that Jean expressed dismay that people would call the traditional hunting practices inhumane.

After eating the heart during a stop in Nunavut’s Rankin Inlet, Jean wiped her blood-soaked fingers with a tissue.

On Tuesday, Jean arrives in Kugluktuk, Nunavut.

© Copyright (c) Canwest News Service 1. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Governor+General+eats+seal+heart+support+hunters/1629613/story.html 2.http://www.thestar.com/article/640335

Polar bears know how to have fun (6 pics)

Susan Boyle Semi Final 1 Britains Got Talent 2009

Susan Boyle Semi Final 1 Britains Got Talent 2009 - Funny bloopers R us

Monday, May 25, 2009


You're starting today on Life's journey,
Alone on the highway of life.
You'll meet with a thousand temptations,
Each city with evil is rife.
This world is a stage of excitment,
There's danger wherever you go,
But if you are tempted in weakness,
Have courage, my boy, to say no.
The siren's sweet smile may allure you,
Beware of her cunning and art.
Whenever you see her approaching,
Be guarded and haste to depart.
The billiard saloons are inviting,
Decked out in their tinsel and show.
Should you be invited to enter,
Have the courage, my boy, to say no.

Be careful in choosing companions,
Seek only the brave and the true;
And stand by your friends when in trial,
Ne'er changing the old for the new;
And when by false friends you are tempted
The taste of the wine cup to know,
With firmness, with patience and kindness,
Have the courage, my boy, to say no!

The bright sparkling wine may be offered,
No matter how tempting it be,
From poison that stings like an adder,
My boy, have the courage to flee.
The gambling halls are before you,
Their lights, how they dance to and fro;
You may be invited to enter;
Do have courage, my boy, to say no.

In courage alone lies your safety,
When you the long journey begin,
And trust in your heavenly Father
Will keep you unspotted from sin.
Temptations will go on increasing,
As streams from a rivulet flow.
But if you are true to your manhood,
You'll have the courage, my boy, to say no.

- Anon. http://www.nyobbc.org/poems/sayno.htm

Remember Me

40 Ways to Download FREE Music Legally - An Ultimate Guide

Sunday, May 24, 2009

"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke's song, Vel Omarr is singing.

Timelapse of Canary Islands

CANARIAS TIMELAPSE from luis garcia de armas on Vimeo.

Alaska cracks down on man who feeds wild bears

"This undated photo released by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game shows Charlie Vandergaw with a brown bear at his property near Alexander Creek, Alaska. The 70-year-old retired science teacher who has been feeding bears at his property in the Susitna River valley about fifty miles northwest of Anchorage, Alaska, for 20 years was charged with 20 counts of illegally feeding game in May, 2009.(AP Photo/Alaska Department of Fish and Game) " http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090523/ap_on_re_us/us_bear_haven

Is Your Dog Senile?

Old Picture of the Day

Nina Simone - What You Gonna Do?

Old Posts from an Old Man

Pictured: The giant jellyfish that washed up in Devon - so big it will make you go wobbly


Wind beneath my wings (Bette Midler)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fats Domino - Blueberry hill

100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything

"Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want."

WolframAlpha: move over Google?

"A new search engine promises more precise, refined results than ever before. But is America ready for it?" 1. http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6294437.ece 2.http://www.wolframalpha.com/

We Hatch, We Fly - the Bizarre Maleo


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Enclopedia of Life

"Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth..." - Edward O. Wilson http://www.eol.org/index

MLB Baseball-I'm a fan

These are my three favorite players.

John Fogerty Sings "Center Field" on Yankee Stadium Opening Day - April 16, 2009

"I'm Singing in the rain", Gene Kelly

It's the greatest Internet videos ever

"Her stunning, passionate performance was the talk of people across the world. Video circulated on YouTube and was viewed by thousands, every minute for days on end. Offers for TV appearances, movies, reality shows and promotions flooded in. She was an instant star. But enough about Chris Crocker. (What? You thought I was talking about Susan Boyle?)
You might be asking: who is Chris Crocker? Three words, for those who easily forget: Leave. Britney. Alone.
Just like Crocker (the self-proclaimed Queen of Ghetto) a few years ago, Susan Boyle is experiencing her own 15 minutes of fame. Her stunning, passionate performance on Britain’s Got Talent has been viewed tens of millions of times online. Offers for TV appearances, movies, reality shows and promotions have flooded in. She is an instant star, it seems.
Boyle, in fact, is merely the latest in a long line of Internet sensations, following the footsteps of Brian Collins ( aka “Boom goes the dynamite.”), Caitlin Upton (aka Miss Teen South Carolina) and Matt Harding (aka Where The Hell is Matt?), all of whom were here today and (almost) gone tomorrow.
Thanks to the ’net, though, they all live on at the click of our fingers. So, in honour of Boyle’s new-found (and, perhaps, fleeting) fame, I present the biggest and best Internet phenoms. (Just don’t expect to get much work done) . . ." Filed under: , http://communities.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/blogs/ilovelamp/archive/2009/04/24/it-s-the-greatest-internet-videos-ever.aspx

Is The Channel Creature The Loch Ness Monster?

This cryptid has been dubbed ‘The Channel Creature’.
Fifty years ago sightings of the Loch Ness Monster or ‘Nessie’ were common and few Scottish locals doubted the presence of an exotic water creature in their locale which might have been the last living member an isolated relic Plesiosaur population.

Sightings of Nessie have decreased over the last few years and extensive and thorough scanning of the Loch Ness by scientists and researchers have failed to produce any evidence of Nessie. This has led many to believe, sadly, that this gentle, secretive creature had passed on. Now, astonishingly, frequent sightings are being reported of a creature living in the English Channel that appears, judging by images (picture above, video below) captured by astonished witnesses, to be similar in form to Nessie.

Many are now asking: Is Nessie the Channel Creature? Is it possible that a hidden water passage exists linking the Loch Ness to the ocean? Perhaps Nessie instinctively realises that open knowledge of her presence would jeapordise her existence and has thus moved out to sea.

……Some Nessie researchers claim that scientists are aware of the Loch Ness Monster’s presence and the existence of a secret underwater tunnel leading to the sea ‘She goes out to mate, thus perpetuating the elusive species. But she always returns home to the Loch Ness’ one told us.http://s8int.com/WordPress/

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Native Americans Descended From A Single Ancestral Group (Which Includes Greenlanders) - Study

A Lioness Adopting A Calf

A Lioness Adopting A Calf - The most amazing bloopers are here

Cubcam: Hidden cameras capture amazing images of the secret life of lions and their young

Why I'm glad I'm depressed

I have experienced bouts of depression since I was a teenager, and until two years ago it went undiagnosed and untreated. But it's obvious that's what it is -- my twin sister has it, too, and I suspect my mom has battled it off and on.

The funny thing is (and lots of things are funny when you're depressive!) that I'm really glad I have this condition. That's not to say it isn't hard -- when I'm deep in it, there's nothing worse. But in a way, it saved me.

I used to wish I was stable and able to get along in life like everyone else -- the neural-normatives, I call them. Depression has kept me from holding down a normal job: try telling an employer that you have to stay home because you're

despondent. It doesn't fly. I am often so tired I need to sleep in the middle of the day. Or I can't stop crying. I need proper diet, sleep and exercise if I'm going to be in top condition. And then there are the relationships that have crumbled under depression's weight. It's not easy for me to live with, but at least to me it's familiar and I know what's going on. It's not always pretty, that's for sure.

The thing is, once I was diagnosed and put on antidepressants, I could tell the difference between the brain's mighty chemistry and real problems. I could sense the nuances, brush off what's just a bad mood and concentrate on, say, developing closer friendships and working on being better.

Now that I'm off my meds, it's amazing. The range of emotions I used to have is back, and I can still tell the difference between a bad neurotransmitter day and true life crises. You have to respect the brain; those with no mental-health issues will never know how tenuous is the balance of brain chemistry we rely on, just to understand our world.

And that's makes me so very grateful when I'm not depressed. I would say that depression makes me a happier person, because I don't take being not-depressed for granted. I know that there are things that can make me happy; I study them and try to find other ways to keep myself sane. I know to monitor my moods and to appreciate every one of them, because they are all precious. Even the crappy ones.

One of the things that I've learned is that happiness is not the opposite of depression. Grumpiness and negativity are.

I can be depressed, and I know to take care of myself during those times. When I'm not, you can bet I'm going to enjoy it. The little things don't bother me as much. I choose to be optimistic, and I've found that it leads to much happier outcomes when I tackle problems.

I'm fine now, but I know that it's pretty likely that I'll have another episode someday, get back on medications, and get better.

That's another thing -- I've been through this enough times to know that it's just something to get through. And I've always gotten better. Depression is like winter; it's, well, depressing, but every day you're in it, you're closer to spring. It's part of a process, and may in fact be necessary for flowers to bloom. Cheesy! But what do I have to lose? The good times can end at any minute. So why worry?

Mari Sasano is a freelance writer in Edmonton.

© Copyright (c) Canwest News Servicehttp://www.thestarphoenix.com/health/glad+depressed/1561740/story.html

Powerline Flyers


powerlinerflyers from wes johnson on Vimeo.

Dr Hook- A Little Bit More - HQ Lyrics 1976

Monday, May 4, 2009

Introduction into Square Foot Gardening

"How would you like a garden filled with beautiful flowers, fresh herbs and luscious vegetables, all with NO WEEDS and NO HARD WORK? No more heavy digging or all-at-once harvest. Less watering, weeding, and thinning. What's left is a picture perfect garden you will be so proud of. Put yourself in a rocking chair and start your own Square Foot Garden!"http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

Wild City: 15 Examples of Unexpected Urban Wildlife

"Some animals do not seem out of place within city limits. Pigeons, squirrels, and rodents are as much a part of the urban landscape as cement and streetlights. For most non-human creatures, however, city life is not a good fit. Or at least, that’s how it seems. These animals, whether they were invited, invading, or simply curious, have found their way, unexpectedly, into urban areas."http://webecoist.com/2009/04/26/wild-city-15-examples-of-unexpected-urban-wildlife/

Swing Time - Rogers and Astaire