Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tories aim to protect Canadians' right to fly the flag

OTTAWA -- Flying the Canadian flag is sacrosanct. At least it will be if a new law is passed.The Conservatives will unfurl a private member's bill on Parliament Hill Wednesday that would make it illegal to prevent anyone from displaying the maple leaf in a proper manner.
"The Canadian flag represents the principles of freedom, democracy, courage and justice," reads a portion of the proposed law. "The Canadian flag represents the pride in our great nation and support for those who have sacrificed their lives for it."
Keeping a Canadian from flying the flag could result in a fine or two years in jail.
People actually have been prevented from flying the flag in Canada...Continue reading.

The Harper government launched a new bid Wednesday to provide on-reserve aboriginal couples the same matrimonial property rights as other Canadians.

imageWolf pictures, Wolfie LovePostmedia News  The Harper government launched a new bid Wednesday to provide on-reserve aboriginal couples the same matrimonial property rights as other Canadians.
The legislative void, first highlighted in a 1985 Supreme Court of Canada decision involving a separating couple from British Columbia's Westbank First Nation near Kelowna, has been denounced on human rights grounds by a Canadian Senate committee and the UN.
But attempts by Conservative governments to modernize the laws have run into opposition from First Nations groups and opposition MPs, resulting in three separate bills dying on the order paper between 2006 and 2011.
"It has been more than 25 years since the Supreme Court of Canada acknowledged that people living on reserves in Canada lack similar matrimonial real property rights and protections as other Canadians," Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan, MP for Vancouver Island North, said in a statement.Read here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dad drops daughter to catch foul ball - Father of the year?

Posted By: SFGate
At a Taiwanese baseball game, a man was caught on camera dropping his young daughter while attempting to catch a foul ball. Not only did the child go falling onto the empty seats in front of him, but the man failed to catch the ball as well. He lifted the girl back up by her leg after the play was over as she elbowed him in the chest for good measure.
Thankfully, the daughter appeared to be fine, which is probably more than can be said for her dad, judging by the glare on the face of the mom sitting next to him. Looks like he’s going to be attending baseball games alone for quite some time.Read here.

TidyRead - Mobile Reading Experience

This site opens up more than one url to read, after typing  Saskatoon in the search box, these headlines came up:,
Former Saskatoon resident meets Obama - StarPhoenix
License, regulate sex workers Saskatoon's top cop says -
BHP aims for Sask. network of mines - StarPhoenix
Oilers' Keller a sleeper - Toronto Sun
Police seek missing woman south of Saskatoon -
Health minister says more doctors, nurses working now in Saskatchewan - Winnipeg Free Press
SIAST change-room lurker sentenced - StarPhoenix
Zombies! Samurai! Trolls! - StarPhoenix
Alphabet Soup offers a taste of literacy - StarPhoenix
McEwen defeats Martin in WCT event final -
"TidyRead is a service to turn your web reading into a fast and lean experience on iPhone, gPhone and other smart phones by using its invented proprietary content extraction algorithms. TidyRead also lets you to save pages to read later on your mobile devices, and organizes your reading list.
Firstly TidyRead renders web pages with better readability as an-easy-to-read manner, similar to eBooks, by accurately extracting the context text and removing the cluttered materials independent of lauguages. Then formats them in the way that is easy to read on small screens of smart phones. Since not all websites provide full content RSS feeds, TidyRead accurately extracts the full content from webpages.
Secondly TidyRead extracts headlines from homepages of blogs, news and content sites with high precison, then presents a list of headlines that fit well on small screens of mobile phones. After clicking each link, TidyRead further extracts the full content. Comparing with RSS feeds, the homepage has more items and better information flow.
Thirdly TidyRead proxies embedded images, then shrinks the size before sending them to mobile devices, hence saves the bandwidth and provides fast browsing experience..."Read here...

Emily Portman - Two Sisters

Two little sisters living in a bower
Oleanda yolling
The youngest was the fairest flower
Down by the waters rolling
A Noble knight came riding by
The two little sisters caught his eye
He courted the eldest with diamonds and rings
But the youngest he loved above all things
Sister oh sister come down to the broom
And we’ll hear the black birds changing their tune
She’s taken her sister gently by the hand
And led her down to the river strand
And when they came to the rivers brim
The eldest pushed her sister in
Sister oh sister lend to me your hand
And you’ll be the heir to my riches and land
Sister oh sister that will never be
Till salt and oatmeal grow both of a tree
Sister oh sister reach me but your glove
And you shall have my own true love
I will lend you neither hand nor glove
But I will have your own true love
For your cherry cheeks and your long yellow hair
Made me a maiden for evermore
Sometimes she sank sometimes she swam
Until she came to the millers dam
Miller and his daughter stood at the door
And watched her floating down by the shore
Father oh father draw your dam
For there’s either a mermaid or a milk-white swan
The miller he dragged her out on to the shore
And he stripped her of all she wore
He laid her body on the bank to dry
A minstrel he came riding by
He made a harp out of her breast-bone
Whose sound could melt a heart of stone
He took three looks from her long yellow hair
And with them strung the harp so rare
He took the harp to the kings high hall
And there was the court assembled all
He laid the harp upon a stone
And it began to play alone
The only tune the harp would play was
Oleanda yolling
The only tune that the harp would play was
Down by the waters rolling
It sang ‘yonder sits my love the king
How he’ll weep at my burying
Yonder sits my sister the queen
She drowned me in the cold cold stream.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Corrales’ Newly Elected Pet Mayor Ready To Lead

  • Albuquerque Journal
  • By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer
Jayne Clifton Fife admires Little Miss, who was the pundits’ favorite in Corrales’ Pet Mayor contest, for her assertion that she should be able to cross the road without her motives being questioned. She’s now secretary of Eggs-Ucation.

     Begun in 1986, the twoday festival takes place on the last weekend in September, the little agrarian community sharing its bounty with neighbors, including nearby Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.
Gasteyer at high noon Sunday announced the winner of the village’s first pet election, which the mayor said was to honor Corrales being a premier “pet friendly community.” The election helped to raise money for charitable organizations.
     Aspen, ridden by her owner, Nancy Freshour of Corrales, reacted with an excited high pitched neigh to the mayor’s announcement.
    She bested some “tough competition,” as Freshour described her opponents. They included Sherman, a big blue roan horse who looked like the Allied Sherman tanks of World War II; Buddy, a cute Dalmatian; Emma, an industrious donkey; Hoover, a dapper gentleman dog; Paco Peco, a beautifully coiffed llama; Wally, an equally well-manicured poodle; and finally, Little Miss, an inquisitive chicken who was named secretary of Eggs-Ucation.
        Pet Election Organizer Caryl Trotter said the campaign group set an overall goal of $5,000, but raised $7,879 for charitable organizations. A dollar counted for one vote, and residents began voting Aug. 14 online, or at ballot boxes at sponsoring businesses throughout the village.
“It was a win-win for the entire community,” Freshour said, as Aspen belted out another shrill victory whinny.
“She’s obviously going to be very vocal and outspoken,” Freshour added.
During the six-week campaign, Aspen tirelessly met voters at “meet and greet” events, and even gave free pony rides to children at local businesses.
        Some of Aspen’s official duties will include appearances at public functions and visits to area schools for events like graduations.
       “She’s absolutely delighted and very honored,” Freshour said of Aspen, who nodded her head.
Later, Gasteyer volunteered at a dunking tank to benefit the Corrales fire department. Long lines formed to pay $1 for three chances to dunk the mayor by hitting a target with a softball.
“Oh, oh, look at this, he’s roughing the ball up like a spitter,” Gasteyer said, as one pitcher rubbed the ball, but the pitcher missed the target three times.
         “Look at this guy; he looks good,” Gasteyer said of the athletic-looking Scott Hand, who coolly twice dunked the mayor.
         A parade of sharp shooting dunkers soon left Gasteyer looking water logged, but he gamely climbed back on the wet seat every time.
       “I’m glad I had the good sense to wait until afternoon because this morning it was freezing,” Gasteyer said.
        Fire Chief Anthony Martinez egged the mayor on to greater depths.                                                               “He’s a tough mayor,” Martinez said.  Read here.

Finger-sized fun: The miniscule camera is around the size of a fingertip, but can take two megapixel images and shoot video

By Chris Parsons
Finger-sized fun: The miniscule camera is around the size of a fingertip, but can take two megapixel images and shoot video

It may look barely big enough to cover a picture-taking fingertip and it's so small you could lose it in a snap.
But the makers of this microscopic device clearly believe good things come in tiny packages, after inventing the world's smallest commercially-available camera.
The miniature one inch-squared camera can amazingly take two megapixel images and can even shoot video...Read more...

PHOTOS: Wildlife photographer captures lion rescuing helpless cub from falling to its death

BY Philip Caulfield
Stunning photos shot by a wildlife photographer in Kenya capture a mama lion rescuing her cub from plummeting to its death.
The tiny cub had strayed from its pride in the Masai Mara game reserve and slipped more than 12 feet down a steep cliff before becoming stuck, according to news agencies.
A wildlife photographer in Kenya captured some stunning images of a lion saving her cub after the little one slipped down a cliff.

Read more & view photos:  click here.
Thanks Greg.

Armenia Introduces Chess As Mandatory School Subject

Picture.Deliberate"Chess has become a mandatory school subject across Armenia for every child over the age of 6.

School officials in Armenia say the move is aimed at fostering independent strategic thinking among future generations at school, at work, and in society..."Read here.

Political pit bull Baird bares teeth in offering Canada's defence of Israel at UN

John Baird, Foreign Minister of Canada addresses the General Assembly during the 66th U.N. General Assembly at UN Headquarters Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/David Karp)
By: Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press  OTTAWA - Canada used its United Nations speaking slot Monday to lambaste opponents of Israel as no better than the appeasers who allowed fascism and communism to flourish before the Second World War.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered Canada's views to the General Assembly in a speech that put meat on the bones of the Harper government's unflinching support of Israel.
"Just as fascism and communism were the great struggles of previous generations, terrorism is the great struggle of ours. And far too often, the Jewish state is on the front line of our struggle and its people the victims of terror," says a prepared text of Baird's remarks.
"Canada will not accept or stay silent while the Jewish state is attacked for defending its territory and its citizens. The Second World War taught us all the tragic price of 'going along' just to 'get along."...Read here.


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Climate Change Radicals Embrace Animism - Climate Scam

image " Bolivia, under climate radical influence, is proposing that a non-human entity be given human rights:
Bolivia is drawing up a draft UN treaty which would give Mother Earth the same rights as humans, including the right to life, to pure water and clean air. The South American country wants the UN to recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to 'dominate and exploit'.
It aims to establish 11 new rights for nature which include: the right to life and to exist; the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air; the right to balance; the right not to be polluted; and the right to not have cellular structure modified or genetically altered.
Bolivia's large indigenous population is ruled by Latin America's first indigenous president Evo Morales, who was elected in 2006.
Ridiculous?  Utter madness?  In prescribing to non-human entities those qualities that are uniquely human the country is embracing animism and, in doing so, equates people to the least common denominator.  If this measure is ratified, it will inevitably destroy human rights and drag the society into a primitive state."    Mother Earth Is Alive!   "... The Earth Mother is alive: We humans have to feel Her, hug Her, listen to Her, and most important, protect Her for She is our Mother. She is a living organism that nourishes and sustains us. We have to transcend our debilitating ignorance, our destructive lifestyles, our cold selfishness, and transform ourselves into higher beings of Collective Consciousness. We must awaken from the long spiritual slumber to receive the first rays from this Millennium of Light!.."Read here...

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bootleg frontier Demand for booze in northern Saskatchewan is fuelling a booming illegal liquor trade

Sgt. Chad McLeod kneels at a dump site for contraband liquor near Stanley Mission. Stanley Mission is located approximately 80 kilometres northeast of La Ronge.

A sign on the one road leading into Stanley Mission warns people against bringing in alcohol. Stanley Mission is located approximately 80 kilometres northeast of La Ronge.

photoBy Barb Pacholik, Leader-Post.  ..."It's always the same stuff," RCMP Sgt. Chad McLeod says.
"Why? I don't know if it's a price point at the store," he says of the amber-coloured whiskey that's liquid gold to bootleggers. "I have no idea why it is. But in all the cases that I've been on up here - any of the whiskey that I've seized or been involved with in seizures - has always been Wiser's."
Each of the discarded boxes held a half-dozen 1.75-litre bottles - each better known as a 66 in reference to its premetric measure in ounces.
At the liquor board store in La Ronge - or at any other government-run liquor store in the province for that matter - the price of a 1.75-litre bottle is set at $52.50.
But take that bottle off the shelf in La Ronge, and bring it about a 90-minute drive north into Stanley Mission, and the prohibited booze will nearly double in price to $100 - a tidy profit of $47.50...
..."This is our crisis," McLeod says, peering at the empty boxes strewn in the bush.
"It's a huge problem, because it undermines the social fabric of the community - by community members generally that are doing it."
McLeod, who recently moved from Stanley Mission to Sandy Bay for his fourth reserve posting, is passionate about policing in the north. He loves the recreational opportunities it affords, but even more so, he loves the people.
And when the community itself has decided to take a stand to keep the drugs and alcohol out, McLeod is equally driven about wanting to ensure it happens.
"There are far more good people than there are bad people," he says. "It's not because we're aboriginal people that this stuff is happening. It's the same stuff going on in different magnitudes in bigger centres."...Read here.

Council considers licensing escorts Proposed plan 'toughest in North America,' says mayor

hhhimage   By David Hutton, The StarPhoenix. "...Coun. Pat Lorje said licensing the industry shouldn't be construed as council legalizing or legitimizing illegal activity. Prostitution is legal in Canada and escort agencies and massage parlours already have business licences. The laws against communicating for the purpose of prostitution in public, keeping a common bawdy house or living off the avails of prostitution are under review by an Ontario court, but remain enforcement tools the police can use...:"Read here.

Pooch Park Powered by Poop

BY Ariel Schwartz

Park Spark projectDogs are great--until their poop gets all over your new shoes. Even when dog owners responsibly dispose of dog waste, the excrement continues to generate methane, a potent greenhouse gas. That's where the Park Spark project, billed as the first public methane digestor for dogs, comes in...Continue reading.  Park Spark Project: Photo and further info:click here.

Native Online website

Mission Statement

Who We Are & What We Do

The Native Online website has been up and running on the internet since 1996. This site is fully owned and maintained by first nations people. The primary focus is to display the artwork of individual native artists and galleries and hopefully inform, educate. and interest them into more in depth research of the native art, artists and culture. Native online offers 1 free Page, to the inquiring artist, can add pic,s links etc. this is to allow the public to find this artist on the net, which may have never happen otherwise.
This site is fully owned and maintained by first nations. If you have any inqueiries about Native Online please feel free to emial Web master, Todd Jason Baker. Todd Is a Member of the Squamish Nation, and resides on the West Vancouver reserve.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sally was driving home from one of her business trips in Northern Arizona, when she saw an elderly Navajo woman walking on the side of the road. As the trip was a long and quiet one, she stopped the car and asked the Navajo woman if she would like a ride. After a bit of small talk, the Navajo woman noticed a brown bag on the seat next to Sally. "What's in the bag?" asked the woman.
Sally looked down at the brown bag and said, "It's a bottle of wine. I got it for my husband."
The Navajo woman was silent for a moment then,
speaking with the quiet wisdom of an elder said, "Good trade."

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Trail of Tears and the Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation

Trail of Tears
"...This is the story of the removal of the Cherokee Nation from its ancestral homeland in parts of North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama to land set aside for American Indians in what is now the state of Oklahoma. Some 100,000 American Indians forcibly removed from what is now the eastern United States to what was called Indian Territory included members of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole tribes. The Cherokee's journey by water and land was over a thousand miles long, during which many Cherokees were to die. Tragically, the story in this lesson is also one of conflict within the Cherokee Nation as it struggled to hold on to its land and its culture in the face of overwhelming force..."Read here. 2.Trail of tears

Everybody Has a Story - Steve McCurry's Blog

We are lonesome animals.
We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome.
One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say and to feel
‘Yes, that is the way it is, or at least that is the way I feel it.’

You’re not as alone as you thought.
— John Steinbeck

Kamahl - The Elephant Song and video:The elephant and the dog who became best friends

imageThe elephant and the dog who became best friends.

Welcome to the Cat House... where room costs $5,700 per night and you share with 700 other furry friends

Yard time: Cats of all shapes, colours and sizes make hundreds of new friends when they arrive on the estate

By Lee Moran    She lives with 700 furry felines and is dubbed the crazy cat lady but Lynea Lattanzio has insisted: 'I'm not mad!'

With hundreds of the cute creatures scratching, sleeping and jumping around the Cat House, she said: 'If I were a cat, this is where I'd be.'

Ms Lattanzio, who was banned by her mother from having cats as a child, started to take in rescue animals and strays after her divorce in 1981...Continue reading.

Kenney laces into UN in wake of Durban 'hatefest'

By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia NewsNow-deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi chaired the 2009 Durban racism conference.

Photograph by: Ismail Zetouny, Reuters

UNDATED — Canada's boycott of a controversial United Nations conference on racism reached new heights Thursday as Immigration Minister Jason Kenney marked the 10 year anniversary of the event by ripping into organizers, calling them the "world's most notorious human rights violators" whose sole objective is to attack the United States and Israel.
In an explosive speech in New York City Thursday, Kenney defended Canada's decision to boycott Durban III, which was taking place simultaneously. He further condemned what he called the "new anti-Semitism" which, he said, targets the Jewish homeland rather than the Jewish people...Continue reading.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bellamy Brothers - 'Let your love flow' -1976


StarPhoenix Arts & Life editor Stephanie McKay reflects on the past summer in Saskatoon.

Typhoon Roke Pounds Japan and Crippled Nuclear Plant

Fallen tree.Typhoon pounds Japan and crippled nuclear plantBy Yoko Kubota 
TOKYO, Sept 21 (Reuters) - A powerful typhoon struck Japan on Wednesday, killing six people, disrupting public transportation and pummeling Tokyo and northeastern Japan including the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear plant with heavy rain, officials and media said.
Typhoon Roke, the second big storm to hit Japan this month, was packing winds of up to 180 km per hour (110 miles per hour) at its centre and dumped more than 30 cm (12 inches) of rain in parts of northeastern Japan over the past 24 hours, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck eastern and northeastern Japan at about 10:30 p.m. (1300 GMT) as the storm passed through the area that was damaged by a massive quake and tsunami in March, the Meteorological Agency said.
No tsunami alert was issued and no abnormalities were reported at the Fukushima nuclear power plant following the quake, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said... Continue reading

Changing faces with a smile - Operation Smile          2. Operation Smile

Facebook To Be Profoundly Changed

Facebook is driven by a single, unique goal. Its priority isn’t to gain more users (it already 750 million of those), nor does it feel compelled to find stupid ways to increase pageviews. Its primary goal right now isn’t to increase revenue, either — that will come later.
No, Facebook’s goal is to become the social layer that supports, powers and connects every single piece of the web, no matter who or what it is or where it lives. On Thursday at its f8 conference in San Francisco, the world’s largest social network will take a giant leap toward accomplishing that goal.
I have seen what Facebook is launching on Thursday, and it’s going to change the world of social media. And while I won’t talk about the mind-boggling things Facebook will be launching, I will say this: The Facebook you know and (don’t) love will be forever transformed. The news that will come out of Facebook during the next few weeks will be the biggest things to come out of the company since the launch of the Facebook Platform. ... by .Read here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Chickens rounded up after accident.

A collision late Monday ruffled a few feathers.A semi truck carrying a load of chickens left the road and overturned on Highway 16 near Efros.image
The driver of the truck was not seriously injured, but it did not go over easy for his 6,000 passengers.
"So far as I know, some of the chickens were some obviously deceased because of the (incident) and some weren't," Wynyard RCMP Const. Jim Floyd said.
Wynyard RCMP received the report of the collision at 10: 12 p.m. A section of Highway 16 between Highway 35 and Efros was closed during the cleanup.

Are You Alright? - Lucinda Williams

Men In Kilts - Take a peek.

"Men In Kilts is North America's most exciting Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, and Pressure Washing franchise opportunity. Positioned to serve the growing demands of the multi-billion dollar cleaning and building maintenance industry, the Men In Kilts concept is about building a national brand that delivers an unparalleled level of service to both the residential and commercial markets..."Read here

The changing face of Saskatchewan may be slightly better reflected in the provincial legislature after the Nov. 7 provincial election. With the two main parties having almost all of their candidates in place, there is an unofficial record number of First Nation and Metis candidates already nominated to run in the campaign.

By James Wood, The StarPhoenix: The changing face of Saskatchewan may be slightly better reflected in the provincial legislature after the Nov. 7 provincial election.
With the two main parties having almost all of their candidates in place, there is an unofficial record number of First Nation and Metis candidates already nominated to run in the campaign...Continue reading.

Redesigned Facebook aims to become ‘your own personal newspaper’

Facebook is always inventing or copying features to attract humans. Thomas has a facebook account, maybe even three? Trouble remembering passwords, yeah, yeah, write your passwords down; the passwords get lost in notes and Frustration takes over before they are recovered. Same thing happened with My Space. Username, duh? Password, duh? Hi-5 samething. Twitter works, doesn't require social skills. Password is OK until computer crashes, then back to square one. Short term memory is really short. Then it's, "now where did I write username and password. Facebook said they would have music over there last week, couldn't find it last time I checked. There are  a couple of friends on facebook, I will check in on them this evening, if I remember.
The Facebook Blog | GigaOm
Facebook says it is trying to “act more like your own personal newspaper” with recent feature launches and design changes. The main “news feed” section now borrows an idea from newspaper front pages, highlighting “top stories” (the most interesting posts) before jumping into the chronological list of all recent posts from your friends. The point is to make sure users see any top stories they might have missed since they last checked the site, engineering manager Mark Tonkelowitz writes. Along with this change, there’s a new, real-time “ticker” of friends’ activity. Watch for more announcements at Facebook’s f8 conference Thursday. || Related: 5 things to know about the Facebook Subscribe feature | WSJ launches Facebook app for personalized news. Jeff Sonderman Read here

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

1000 naked people floating in the Dead Sea causing uproar

mass naked photo - Emil Salman - 18092011 ALTOGETHER NOW: Participants in the mass naked photo shoot at the Dead Sea Saturday. 'All of a sudden everyone was nude, and it really felt OK.'
Photo by: Emil Salman photo here
Roz Zurko's photo

 Hartford Pop Culture Examiner
September 18, 2011.  Over 1000 naked people floating in the Dead Sea and laying along the shores with the black mineral rich mud splattered on their bodies is one eerie sight. It is meant to be eerie, strange and dark, as the picture is part of an art project to draw attention to the disappearing Dead Sea, according to KBOI News.
The picture looks like the after-math of a massacre and it is causing major controversy today. The thousand plus Israelis that stripped down naked and spread out in various poses in and out of the water is violating religious sensitivities, according to the Israeli lawmakers...Read here

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - Body And Soul

amy winehouse tony bennett
Amy Winehouse Discusses Recording “Body And Soul” With Tony Bennett...Read here

Television host Regis Philbin throws out a ceremonial pitch before the baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television talk show host Regis Philbin on Tuesday announced the final day, November 18, for taping his "Live! with Regis and Kelly," ending his run on the popular program after nearly 28 years.

Philbin, who turned 80 years-old on August 25, said in January that this current season would be his last on the program, and on Tuesday he finally put a hard date on the end.

"Friday, November 18 is my last day," he told viewers of the program. "But don't worry, the show goes on."...Continue readingTelevision Host Regis Philbin Throws121 baseball pics here

Yankees Reliever Mariano Rivera Sets Major League Saves Record With 602nd

picture and photo gallery here.
Mariano Rivera got his 602nd career save to set a Major League Baseball record in the New York Yankees’ 6-4 win against the Minnesota Twins.
With Boston’s 6-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, the Yankees lead the Red Sox by 5 1/2 games with 10 to play in the American League East division. Boston’s advantage in the wild-card race is down to 1 1/2 games over the Tampa Bay Rays...Read here

(Reuters) - A defunct NASA science satellite is expected to fall back to Earth on Friday.

Better take your umbrella on Friday. 
XM-1, 2 satellite animation (Neg#: 98PR-00562)image

"The 6.5-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, was carried into orbit during a space shuttle mission in 1991. It operated for 14 years, collecting measurements of ozone and other chemicals in the atmosphere.
Since completing its mission in 2005, UARS has been slowly losing altitude, tugged by Earth's gravity. On Friday, the 35-foot-long, 15-foot diameter (10.6-metres long, 4.5-metres diameter) satellite is expected to plunge into the atmosphere, NASA reported on its website..."


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Robins: 4 Eggs, 4 Weeks

Monday, September 19, 2011

What is a CT scan?

Funny WallpapersI cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet. -Anonymous

"A computerized axial tomography scan is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. Computerized axial tomography is more commonly known by its abbreviated names, CT scan or CAT scan. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments..." Thomas has to go for another CT scan. Pain management is getting too tough. Too many bangs on the old noggin. CT scans are OK, at least they are not as invasive as a colonoscopy.

Lady Antebellum - One Day You Will

Friday, September 16, 2011

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

"Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU."

Six soldiers honoured for service in Afghanistan

By Amy Chung, Postmedia News Master Corporal Jeremy Pinchin poses with Governor General Michaelle Jean after receiving the Star of Military Valour.OTTAWA — Six Canadian soldiers will be awarded the prestigious
Medal of Military Valour for their bravery in Afghanistan, the Governor General announced Friday.
The medal is one of three distinguished military decorations given to those in the Canadian Forces who displayed acts of courage and devotion in the face of combat with the enemy. The other two medals are the Victoria Cross and Star of Military Valour... Continue reading

The most expensive shot in silent film history.

This shot from the movie The General is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted.
(via Jaeger Amzallag) 
This shot from the movie The General is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted.
(via Jaeger Amzallag)

Amazing Pics-highlighting only the best photographs

Photography here is amazing. I like Birdie and the Beast by Tin Man Lee.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Diesel vs Bicyclist!!

Scenic bike pathScenic Route Bike PathSally and Sam surf the net trying to find something of interest.  There are articles on Eygyt, Libya, Syria and Israel;  articles have been bookmarked for study and posting at a later date. The mayor of Mitchieville posted this video,  it appears the driver of semi stepped on gas as he/she passed bicycles, fumagating the riders.  It is humorous, must be time for meds.

"I Keep Six Honest Serving Men ..." Rudyard Kipling

 I Keep six honest serving-men:
  (They taught me all I knew)
Their names are What and Where and When
  And How and Why and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
  I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
  I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five.
  For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
  For they are hungry men:
But different folk have different views:
  I know a person small--
She keeps ten million serving-men,
  Who get no rest at all!
She sends 'em abroad on her own affairs,
  From the second she opens her eyes--
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
  And seven million Whys!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Adele - Someone like you


Why you just can’t resist animals: Parts of the human brain hard-wired to respond to other creatures. - Mail Online

Sensory overload: This picture of a rottweiler, a rabbit, a quail and a kitten has probably sparked an electrical storm in your brain

By Duncan Macpherson   Humans respond strongly to animals - whether cute, threatening or just downright tasty - because our brains are hard-wired to, a new study has found.

Epilepsy patients whose brain activity was being monitored were shown a number of pictures of people, landmarks, animals or objects.

Researchers monitored the patients' amygdalae, two almond-shaped structures deep within the brain associated with emotion, fear and smell...Continue reading.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Zealand staged a rugby match between nude men and scantily-clad women on Saturday

Sep 12, 2011, 10:06 AM EDT
GRAPHIC CONTENT The Nude Blacks of New Zealand practice a line out before taking on Spanish Conquistadores, a female team from Barcelona in Dunedin on September 10, 2011. The game, which was played between a mens team playing naked and their female opponents who stripped a layer of clothing every time they scored a try."I suppose we are not meant to question why New Zealand staged a rugby match between nude men and scantily-clad women on Saturday … we should just be thankful that sheep weren’t involved. The men’s team, the Nude Blacks, took on the Spanish women’s team, Las Conquistadoras, at Kettle Park in Dunedin prior to the Rugby World Cup pool B match between England and Argentina at Otago Stadium. The rules: Men were all nude, and the women had to strip off a layer of clothing each time they scored a try. The women won.
To answer your question, yes, the men did a pre-game haka dance (link NSFW). Marv Albert: “NOT what the Māori tribesmen had in mind!”
On to the photos, if you dare. (More here. If you’re the type who doesn’t want to know how the sausage is made, do not click. NSFW)..."Found here.

Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan - One Too Many Mornings

It's that time of year again. The Canadian geese are headed south. Image found here.
Geese flying in v-formation

Abandoned Dogs Help Human Sufferers Overcome Abuse, Grief.

Where the cat purrs, the dog frisks his tail, and the patients come to heal. This is the idea behind Israeli organization HAMA, engaged in animal assisted therapy (AAT,) and their success proves their philosophy – that humans and animals are meant to help and heal each other.

HAMA is short for Humans and Animals in Mutual Assistance, and it is a Government Registered Non-Profit Organization committed to the healing and rehabilitation of people and animals alike through Animal-Assisted Intervention. HAMA does animal-assisted therapy as a complementary therapy to conventional psychological and medical treatments. HAMA is currently working with 30 dogs and 15 cats, most of which are themselves survivors of abuse, neglect, injury or abandonment.

“These cats and dogs, unlike other complementary therapies, like music, are not ‘therapeutic tools.’  They are in the truest sense of the word ‘co-therapists’ in their own right,” said Avshalom Beni, founder and director of HAMA. On HAMA’s website, there is a list of the human staff, the canine staff and the feline staff...'Read here

Canada geese put one over on American eagle.

Photo by Susan Winston/Special to The Commercial Appeal, Susan Winston/Special to The Commercial Appeal
Canada geese have claimed squatters' rights to this eagle's nest at Beaver Dam Lake near Tunica, Miss.
 "  .. Susan Boyd said he has labored under the mistaken impression for years that bald eagles are the tougher of the two species...

"...I thought a bald eagle would just absolutely throttle a Canada goose," Boyd said. "But that eagle has come back over and over again trying to reclaim its nest, and the geese won't give it up...

Actually, the bald eagle was denounced as a coward by Benjamin Franklin more than 200 years ago. Franklin favored the turkey over an eagle as the American symbol for that very reason..."Read here.