Thursday, August 27, 2009

Picked out by a Google Earth satellite, is this the Loch Ness monster... or just a boat?

Natural Disasters captured from Space

Ben Harper - Fool For A Lonesome Train

It’s late & I can’t sleep
I’ve made promises that I can’t keep
Couple storms & broken bones
Has a kingdom, but he’s got no home
Last night is still ringing in my head
Like that lonesome whistle in the rain

Lord I’m a fool for a lonesome train
Woah I’m a fool for a lonesome train

The lifetimes we’ve left behind were strangers
Promises & lies both have their dangers
Now I just can’t be wrong enough
And I can’t hide for long enough
So far away, but I still feel your pain

Lord I’m a fool for a lonesome train
Lord I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I try to say goodbye, but I never got your name
Woah I’m a fool for a lonesome train

Lord I’m a fool for a lonesome train
I’m your fool for a lonesome train
I know it sounds crazy, but I’m painfully sane
Woah I’m your fool for a lonesome
Oh a lonesome, lonesome train

Canadian girl lauded after Little League heroics: Canwest News ServiceAugust 26, 2009 9:01 PM

Katie Reyes of the Hastings Little League All-Stars.Photograph by: Vancouver Sun files, . VANCOUVER — Forget Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Michelle Wie and Danica Patrick.

For one day, at least, the cyber darling of the sports world was a 13-year-old girl from East Vancouver, B.C.

Katie Reyes made headlines on Tuesday when she hit the game-winning, two-RBI single for Canada in a 14-13 win over Germany at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

“For those folks who didn’t know that girls can play in the Little League World Series, here’s another revelation that might come as bit of a shock. The ladies can win games for their teams, too,” wrote Kevin Kaduk on the Yahoo! Sports blog Big League Stew. “Youth baseball has a new leading lady.”

The story was the most “buzzed” entry on Yahoo! Sports for part of Wednesday afternoon.

Reyes could be found in sports sections and on websites throughout the U.S., including the New York Times and, which posted video of her winning hit.

Reyes, 13, wasn’t the first girl to play in the World Series. Since 1984, 15 girls have taken part, including another this year: Bryn Stonehouse of Saudi Arabia. The two were roommates in Williamsport.

But Little League officials say they can’t recall another girl logging a game-winning hit. Reyes, who also made the final out at first base, was 3-for-4 with three RBI in Tuesday’s game.

Said Reyes: “I was excited. I was shaking.”

Those who know her weren’t surprised by her heroics.

“She’s a hard-working person who always tries her best,” teammate Ryan Wong said.

Interviewed by a Williamsport television station, Canada team host Frank Lupacchino had this to say when asked about how Reyes compares with the boys: “She can beat most of them in arm wrestling, so she intimidates some of them I think. They back away from her.”

Vancouver Sun
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Colorado Woman Eaten By Bear-August 8, 2009

"Officials in Ouray, Colorado are thinking a bear is the cause of a 73-year old woman’s death because a bear was found over her body eating it. The same officials point the finger at the woman, faulting her with her own death because she continually fed bears, the report says...":

How To: Survive A Bear Attack

My Name is Roger, and I'm an alcoholic:By Roger Ebert on August 25, 2009 7:37 AM

"In those days I was on a 10 p.m. newscast on one of the local stations. The anchor was an A.A. member. So was one of the reporters. After we got off work, we went to the 11 p.m. meeting at the Mustard Seed. There were maybe a dozen others. The chairperson asked if anyone was attending their first meeting. A guy said, "I am. But I should be in a psych ward. I was just watching the news, and right now I'm hallucinating that three of those people are in this room..."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pictures of the Day

CSI Miami- David Caruso one-liners

"Edited clips showing loads of the corny one-liners used by David Caruso."


Calling All Amateur Astronomers: Help Solve a Mystery

"For nearly 200 years, astronomers have been wondering why the star epsilon Aurigae turns down its light once every 27 years. Based on careful observations of the star’s periodic dimming, scientists believe that the supergiant star must have a mysterious companion that blocks its light periodically. But they still don’t know what that companion is."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And he hangs up his blogging sash

Robert Johnson-I Believe I'll Dust My Broom

"If I Die Before You Wake" Tribute to Armed Forces

Soldier from Sask. First Nation killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from the Big River First Nation in Saskatchewan, who served with the US Army was killed in Afghanistan last weekend.

Corporal Darby Moon, 25 has fought with the US Army for four years according to his family. Coroporal Darby's remains will be flown to Philadelphia.

His body will be returned to the Big River First Nation for burial next week.

Big River is 140 km (85 miles) northeast of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Big River soldier mourned

Darby Morin dies in Afghanistan crash during U.S. army tour:
By Joshua Page, Saskatchewan News Network; with SP files by Janet FrenchAugust 25, 2009 7:54 AM

A fallen soldier from the Big River First Nation will be remembered as a brave role model and loving father.

United States Army Sgt. Darby Morin, 25, died early Saturday when the driver of the vehicle he was travelling in lost control, causing a rollover near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, according to information provided to the Prince Albert Daily Herald.

Heavy fog blanketed the road at the time. Morin was wearing his seatbelt but was unconscious when military medics arrived on the scene.

Morin was the nephew of Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations vice-chief Lyle Whitefish.

Whitefish, reached by phone Monday, was in Delaware preparing for Morin's body to arrive back in the United States at Dover Air Force Base.

"You never think it would happen. Of course he was at risk every day, but a lot of young men and women come home. Unfortunately others don't, and he was one that didn't," he said.

Morin and his wife, Veronica, had two sons, Christian, 3, and Blue Sky, 19 months.

"He was a great father and he loved his wife and his children," said Whitefish. "He was very compassionate."

Morin's decision to enlist in the U.S. Army immediately after graduating from Big River First Nation High School came from an admiration for its advanced technology, his uncle said.

Morin spent four years stationed at Fort Eustis, Va., before being transferred to Fort Drum, N.Y, in April 2008.

In December, he was deployed to the Charkh district in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

"He wanted to be a role model; he wanted to show kids they could be much more than being in a gang or whatever," said Whitefish.

A family friend who has known Morin for at least a decade, but didn't want to give his name, said Morin's military service gave his community pride.

"That was definitely somebody that they were proud of," the friend said.

"When the news came, everybody was in shock. They couldn't believe it.

"It's still pretty tough to talk about."

The friend last chatted with Morin a couple of weeks ago through the social networking website Facebook. He logged on and found Morin online, looking to talk with someone from home.

"I did mention we were proud of him within the area," his friend said. "I also told him that we prayed for him."

The friend said this past weekend was particularly rough for the Big River First Nation, because Morin wasn't the only soldier the community lost. On Saturday, a 23-year-old man died in a rollover crash on the reserve. That man was a soldier in the Canadian Army, the source said.

Whether -- or when -- Morin's body would be brought back to Big River for burial was unclear Monday evening.

Whitefish said his nephew had a good sense of humour.

The nuclear, biological and chemical non-commissioner officer also served as the unofficial barber among the troops.

Whitefish remembered that when Morin visited Canada, young men would line up to get their hair cut just like his.

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Pictured: The baby elephant that has been adopted by a sheep

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Pink elephant is caught on camera

Little Otter Singers - Veterans Honor Song at LCO Honor The Earth Pow wow

"Little Otter Singers render the Veterans Honoring Song at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Honor The Earth Pow wow on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation of Northern Wisconsin."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Shocked gamekeeper runs for his life from three ton hippo

Love-struck pensioner travels 130 miles in wheelchair to propose - but is rescued by police after offer is rejected

Dolly Parton: How Dolly Does It - By Meg Grant

"She's worth a quarter of a billion dollars and rules a show-biz empire, but country music's leading lady owes her bigtime success to her small-town values"

Dolly Parton - Coat of many colors:

Internet Addiction Recovery Program-Treatment for internet, gaming, texting & video game excessive use

"The reSTART Internet Addiction Recovery Program is specifically oriented towards launching tech dependent youth and adults back into the real world. Our individually tailored program is designed to assist participants with an Internet and/or computer based behavioral addiction to break the cycle of dependency. Our 45-day abstinence based recovery program exposes participants to a variety of activities and everyday life skills which are often avoided or underdeveloped as a result of excessive ongoing computer, video game play and internet use."