Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gene Autry - Back In The Saddle Again

Gene Autry biographyclick here

Alcohol-Powered Engine

Redneck inventions
These boys are good for a laugh, they're hav'n fun. Not sure how much alcohol cost where these guys are from, but I believe alcohol is more expensive than gasoline.

Qadfafi's Daughter Starts Trouble from Algeria

photoALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's daughter urged Libyans on Tuesday to overthrow their new rulers, possibly violating the terms of her exile in Algeria.
In an audio message broadcast on Syria's al-Rai television station, Aisha Gadhafi called for a revolt against the men who overthrew her father, the government she said "arrived with the planes of NATO."
"My father has not left, he is always among us," she said, following the traditional 40-day mourning period after his death. "Don't forget the orders of your father urging you to continue fighting, even if you no longer hear his voice."...Read here...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Last survivors of the Holocaust keep memories alive

Jamila Andjela Kolonomos      "...At 89 years old, she is one of the few who remembers the deportation of the Macedonian Jews, sent by the occupying Bulgarian forces to the Nazi German death camp at Treblinka in Poland.                                                   Jamila only survived by hiding in Macedonia and then joining Tito's partisan resistance.
As she casts her mind back, her kindly eyes suddenly narrow and a look of sheer anger fills her elderly face.
"I can't forget the screams as the soldiers arrived," she says, almost shouting. "I still dream about them. And now, when I laugh, something aches in my heart."
      As the cold, cramped trains filled with deportees wound their way from the Balkans through Central Europe and up into Poland, they may even have passed another camp on the way - Plaszow, just outside the city of Krakow, since immortalised in the film Schindler's List..."Read here...

New species of dinosaur roamed Saskatchewan

Barney booted from OWS

By Joe Couture, The StarPhoenix November 29, 2011

Ancient remains found in Saskatchewan are those of a new species of plant-eating dinosaur.
The new species is named Thescelosaurus assiniboiensis after the province's historic district of Assiniboia, in which the dinosaur's partial skeleton was found more than 40 years ago. It is the first new species of dinosaur to be identified from bones found in Saskatchewan since the 1920s...Continue reading...

Occupy Saskatoon protestors evicted Monday


Bobcat kitten gets stuck in wall, then goes for a swim. Mama's getting a headache.

Bobcat, photo by pnygirl1.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Egypt in uproar after blogger posts nude photos

By Kristin Deasy

Egypt in uproar after blogger posts nude photos

updated 11/17/2011 11:23:49 AM ET
An activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike.
Some liberals feared that the posting by 20-year-old university student Aliaa Magda Elmahdy would taint them in the eyes of deeply conservative Egyptians ahead of Nov. 28 parliamentary elections in which they are trying to compete with fundamentalist Islamic parties.
Nudity is strongly frowned upon in Egyptian society, even as an art form.
Elmahdy's posting is almost unheard of in a country where most women in the Muslim majority wear the headscarf and even those who don't rarely wear clothes exposing the arms or legs in public.Aliaa Magda Elmahdy's blog (contains images of male and female nudity) ...  Read here...

    Blogger who posted nude photos driven out of Tahrir Square 

    Israel News "An Egyptian female blogger who uploaded nude photographs of herself on the web was driven out of the Tahrir Square on Thursday.

    Aliaa Magda Elmahdy arrived at the square to join the protesters, but was soon attacked and driven out". (Roee Nahmias). Read here

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone ft. Tracy Chapman

    Kitty Mittens is putting on weight. She was found abandoned and lost. The cat is happy now, and in therapy dealing with her issues.
    If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
    Yogi Berra

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Nudity from unexpected places - China and Israel

     Dead Sea, Israel (NTN24 Wires) - More than a 1,000 volunteers pose nude at the Dead Sea for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick, renowned for photographing crowds of naked people...Read here...

    Going nude for Ai Weiwei

    Naked ai weiwei
    Ai Weiwei photographs himself in the nude, with only a small horse covering his middle. (Courtesy/Wikimedia commons)
    Chinese Internet users post pics of themselves in the buff in support of artist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                'It doesn't matter if you're Jewish, Arab straight or lesbian': Israeli women strip in support of nude Egyptian blogger
    By Maysa Rawi

    Last updated at 4:35 PM on 21st November 2011
    When an Egyptian activist posted a nude picture of herself online in protest at the lack of freedom of expression, it sparked outrage in her country.
    Now, a group of women in Israel have also stripped off in a show of solidarity.
    Inspired by 20-year-old Aliaa Elmahdy's bold move, the 40 Israelis posed naked for a 'copycat' shot - holding a banner to cover their modesty.
    The sign read 'Homage to Aliaa El Mahdi. Sisters in Israel' with the slogan 'Love without Limits', written in Arabic and Hebrew...Read here...

    Willie Nelson Fights Discrimination – Against Dogs

    Willie Nelson Fights Discrimination – Against Dogs
    Willie Nelson wants the state of Ohio to repeal its law condoning one form of discrimination: canine profiling. The singer is speaking out in favor of Ohio House Bill 14, which would remove from the books a law that declares certain dog breeds inherently vicious and would strengthen associated laws targeting irresponsible dog owners...Continue reading...

    Time to Leave Planet Earth according to Mr. Hawking

    photo TORONTO - Stephen Hawking says the colonization of outer space is key to the survival of humankind, predicting it will be difficult for the world's inhabitants "to avoid disaster in the next hundred years...Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. But our genetic code still carries the selfish and aggressive instincts that were of survival advantage in the past. It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand or million.
    "Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain lurking on planet Earth, but to spread out into space."...Read here...

    Johnny Horton - Wispering Pines


    Read a story about the amazing rescue of a trapped and helpless shivering dog told by a courageous rescuer. (7 photos)

    Amazing Ice Cold Dog RescueRead rescue and view pics here.

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Meet the Police's New 'Sound Canons'

    By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

    Posted Nov 21, 2011 8:19 AM CST
    (Newser) – Last week's police busts on Occupy camps around the United States saw one of the highest-profile deployments yet of high-tech crowd control: sound cannons, reports the Week. Designed to keep birds out of the way of planes at airports, the "long range acoustic device," or LRAD for short, blasts high-frequency sound waves over a 300-meter range, causing intense pain that can incapacitate people.
    Military-grade versions on the LRAD can fire off sound waves north of 160 decibels, well above the point that can cause hearing loss; the model typically used by police has a maximum of just 149 decibels and is typically used around 110 decibels—akin to the noise at a rock concert. Although several media outlets have reported that police in New York and Oakland used the LRADs on protesters last week, the NYPD denies having used its LRAD as a sound cannon—instead, it insists it only used its LRAD as a "megaphone," to broadcast instructions to here

    Penguins all-star Sidney Crosby returning tonite against Islanders

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Sid the Kid is back.
    Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby will make his season debut on Monday against the New York Islanders, his first game in nearly a year since being sidelined with concussion-like symptoms.
    Crosby hasn't played since taking head shots in consecutive games in January against Washington and Tampa Bay.
    The 2007 NHL MVP spent the last 10 months undergoing a painstakingly thorough rehabilitation that left him wondering when — or even if — he'd play again and forced the league to take a harsher stance when it comes to policing head hits...Continue reading...

    Optical illusion - Trippy or nauseating? You decide! It's Monday!


    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Blue Jays launch new logo

    Bringing the blue back: Blue Jays unveil new uniforms, logo


    Inner Peace

    Happy Dogphoto                                                                                                                                                                                  If you can start the day without caffeine,
    If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
    If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
    If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
    If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
    If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,
    If you can conquer tension without medical help,
    If you can relax without liquor,
    If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
    Then You Are Probably “The Family Dog”!                                                      

    Elvis Presley - Always On My Mind

    She is always on my mindimage

    Saturday, November 19, 2011

    Ray LaMontagne - Let It Be Me

    All AloneAll alone.
    Lyrics | Ray Lamontagne lyrics - Let It Be Me lyrics

    Photos: Snow in Saskatoon

    A coyote forages in a stubble field south of Saskatoon, November 16.
    A coyote forages in a stubble field south of Saskatoon, November 16.
    Photograph by: Richard Marjan, The StarPhoenix 
    Andrew Spearin and his dog get into a spirited chase with a cat which was hanging out on the sidewalk in the City Park area, November 13.
    Andrew Spearin and his dog get into a spirited chase with a cat which was hanging out on the sidewalk in the City Park area, November 13.
    Photograph by: Greg Pender, The StarPhoenix
    click here for photo gallery

    Friday, November 18, 2011

    When will the U.S. drone war end? Intriguing...

    This article caught Sam's attention. They have satellites that  can read your licence plate now,  and now these drones.  This kind of news is not good news for paranoid schizophrenics. The temperature outside this morning, with windchill, was -30 F. This  carcass has to venture outdoors this afternoon to visit doc. Eyes will watching these sparrows flying about,   'wondering, which one is these birds is a drone?'.

    By Paul D. Miller, Published: November 17 "...The best argument for allowing the U.S. government to kill its citizens without charge or trial is that, as was the case during the Civil War, the president is authorized to defend this country against rebellion, which means he may wage war against rebels. Abraham Lincoln killed more Americans than did Bush or Obama — or al-Qaeda — and he was right to do so. He did not deploy the Union Army to arrest the Confederacy but to destroy it. It was his duty to do so..."Read 'when will the drone war end?. here

    Robbie Fulks & Nora O'Connor "Waitin on these New Things to Go"

    imageRobbie Fulks with Nora O’Connorlyrics

    Army Tests Hypersonic Weapon Over The Pacific

    imageBlackswiftBy: Associated Press The Army says it has conducted its first flight test of a new weapon capable of traveling five times the speed of sound.
    The Army said in a news release that it launched the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon early Thursday from the military's Pacific Missile Range Facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
    Lt. Col. Melinda Morgan, a Pentagon spokeswoman, says the weapon's glide vehicle reached Kwajalein Atoll - some 2,300 miles away - in less than half an hour.
    The Congressional Research Service said in a report earlier this year that the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of the military's program to develop weapons that would let the U.S. strike targets anywhere in the world with conventional weapons in as little as an hour.
    The Air Force is developing a similar vehicle.Read here.

    Delete Your Fake Facebook Friends on National Unfriend Day

    Sally and Sam are not going to delete any friends. We only have a couple.
    by   Come on, everyone knows your hundreds (or tens, or maybe thousands) of Facebook friends aren’t always the same as your real friends. ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel says you should start deleting those folks you barely know.
    Thursday marks the second annual “National Unfriend Day,” which Kimmel is sponsoring to encourage Facebook users to delete anyone who isn’t actually their friend. Kimmel says millions of Facebook friends were deleted during last year’s “National Unfriend Day.”...Continue reading...

    In church calendar, aging is shown as only skin deep

    By Jose Martinez Globe Correspondent  Janet Drake’s bucolic backyard on the banks of the Sudbury River in Framingham provided the perfect backdrop for a page of her church’s fund-raising calendar.                                     There the 76-year-old woman posed, as 81-year-old Walter Barker tripped the shutter of his camera. Perfect, she said, right down to both seniors’ lack of clothing...Read here...

    CMA Awards 2011 Hank Williams Jr

    This video was found over at small dead animals.

    Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Global Revolution - live on livestream


    Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at 

    Why Is China Building These Gigantic Structures In the Middle of the Desert?

    By Jesus Diaz,  This is crazy. New photos have appeared in Google Maps showing unidentified titanic structures in the middle of the Chinese desert. The first one is an intricate network of what appears to be huge metallic stripes. Is this a military experiment?... Continue reading...

    Cat Returns Home After Five Years

    MISSISSIPPI — After wandering away five years ago during hurricane Katrina, Scrub the cat is finally back with her family thanks to her microchip. This unlikely reunion is yet another reason to get your pet a microchip. — Global Animal...Read here...

    Earth’s Natural Beauty in Time Lapse [VIDEO]

    Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.

    Billy Joel - The River Of Dreams

    She Searches the River at Night The Crying Woman

    The Old, Old Song - Charles Kingsley.

    WHEN all the world is young, lad,
            And all the trees are green ;
        And every goose a swan, lad,
            And every lass a queen ;
        Then hey for boot and horse, lad,
            And round the world away ;
        Young blood must have its course, lad,
            And every dog his day.
        When all the world is old, lad,
            And all the trees are brown ;
        And all the sport is stale, lad,
            And all the wheels run down ;
        Creep home, and take your place there,
            The spent and maimed among :
        God grant you find one face there,
            You loved when all was young.

    Rare white ravens at Vancouver Island beach

    Nanoose photographer Mike Yip, who photographed

     a white raven near Qualicum’s ballfields Friday, has

     seen five of the rare birds over the last three years...Interesting read and photos here.

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    Saskatoon orders occupiers out of park

     Photograph by: Greg Pender, Saskatoon Star Phoenix
    SASKATOON,SK--NOVEMBER  12/2011--About 40 Occupy Saskatoon protestors gathered in Friendhsip Park and marched downtown to City Hall Saturday, November 12, 2011. (GREG PENDER/STAR PHOENIX)
    The City of Saskatoon is set to evict the Occupy Saskatoon tenters at Gabriel Dumont Park today.
    City officials posted the eviction notice at 7 a.m. Sunday in the park, where a group of people has been camped out since the Occupy Saskatoon movement relocated there earlier this month.
    The notice says people camping in the park have until 11 a.m. today to pack up their tents and leave or they will be forcibly removed. “If you have not vacated Gabriel Dumont Park of Friendship Park by this time, your property will be removed and you will be evicted,” said the notice...Read here...
    Occupiers will be waiting for the next bandwagon to jump on.

    Bangles - Manic Monday

    American Bison

    Suzan Merritt, Pennsylvania Woman, Survives Bear Attack, Saves Dog (VIDEO)

    Image DetailAbout two months after an Alaska woman punched a bear in the face to save her dog, a Pennsylvania woman has a similar story to tell.
    Suzan Merritt heard what sounded like animals fighting in her yard on Thursday night. When she went outside to investigate the commotion, she found a bear and cub attacking Otto, her dog...Video and story here...

    Saved from a muddy grave: Baby elephant and its mother pulled from lagoon where they got stuck because they wouldn't be separated

    The mud dries quickly making their mistake harder and the window of time for rescue much shorter

    By Richard Hartley-parkinson   Trapped in the mud and sinking fast, this pair of elephants seemed doomed.
    The mother had gone to the rescue of her baby, but had got stuck herself – leaving the rest of the herd understandably wary of trying to save them.
    So, with no time to lose, a team of conservation workers sprang into action...Photos and story...

    Cats in a tree

    Sunday, November 13, 2011

    Beautiful Sunday- Daniel Boone- 1972


    Don’t You Forget About Me

    Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t
    Don’t you forget about me.
    Will you stand above me?
    Look my way and never love me?
    Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling,
    Down, down, down…Read here...