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Buddy, a five year old German Shepherd Dog, ran to the road and led an Alaska State Trooper back to his owner's home when his owner was injured in an explosion and fire while working on his truck. The trooper's dash-cam recorded the entire incident showing Buddy leading the patrol car directly to the property where the flames from the workshop were threatening to spread to the home as well.
Full details on the story at the link.;_ylt=AmaETVrvaUk3tJbYMLxp.hbtiBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTJjb2twOXVhBGFzc2V0 Buddy, a... more
Red Steel 2 is set in a bizarro Nevada, where the old West has fused with the far East. Hero, the sole remaining member of the Kusagari clan, has returned from exile to find his home in ruins. At first, he starts his quest for revenge by focusing on the Jackals, a low-life band of scavengers, but he soon learns that the rival Katakara clan is after him and his legendary sword.Red Steel 2 is set in a bizarro Nevada, where the old West has fused with the far... more
Nowadays, Ryan Reynolds is a well-known action and comedy actor. He even combines both of those genres in his new movie, Paper Man, but in this week's Where Were They Then, we go back to ancient time known as 1993 to see what kind of roles Ryan landed early on in his career.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show is a movie review show that airs on Thursday nights at 10:30 e/p on Current TV. From reviews of the newest releases to commentary on cult favorites and movie trends, each episode of The Rotten Tomatoes Show is a fast-paced, comedic journey through the week in cinema.
For more from the Rotten Tomatoes Show: http://rottentomatoesshow.comNowadays, Ryan Reynolds is a well-known action and comedy actor. He even combines both... more
"Crime doesn't take a vacation. But we do."
-Created, directed, edited, and visual effects by Michael Ashton. This is the trailer for the short film I shot for $300.
Lazy Teenage Superheroes follows Ty as he tries to get his new "super" friends, Mitch, Cal, and Rick, to put down the video games, get off the couch, and use their powers to help save the world, instead of themselves.
www.LazyTeenageSuperheroes.com"Crime doesn't take a vacation. But we do." -Created, directed,... more
Here's a little collection of photos from Toy Fair 2010 that focuses on some upcoming films. Kick-Ass, Clash of the Titans, Jonah Hex, Green Hornet, and A Nightmare on Elmstreet.
http://geektyrant.com/news/2010/2/17/toy-fair-2010-movie-toys-kick-ass-titans-jonah-hex-green-hor.htmlHere's a little collection of photos from Toy Fair 2010 that focuses on some... more
Troy drowned in the ocean and his family needs help to find his body. The City of San Diego is no longer searching for him and his family is looking for divers and boat owners to donate their time to search for his body. More detailed information in the video.Troy drowned in the ocean and his family needs help to find his body. The City of San... more
I know that stranger danger is a real issue that the nation fears (unjustly) but I like to keep up on the traps these strangers set.
I especially like that the pizza man is trying out the "authority trap."
If anybody you don't know talks to you, remember to avoid them if they fall into any of these 11 traps:
getting a job
being a playmate
Be safe kids.I know that stranger danger is a real issue that the nation fears (unjustly) but I... more
Sprint HTC Hero owners knew a couple days ago that Android 2.1 was headed their way in April. Now, they might have a specific date.Sprint HTC Hero owners knew a couple days ago that Android 2.1 was headed their way in... more
Queen's Medal for hero after he defuses record 93 bombs
A bomb disposal expert is to be honoured by the Queen after dismantling nearly 100 devices and saving the lives of countless British soldiers.
Captain Wayne Owers, 39, has defused a record 93 Improvised Explosive Devices in Afghanistan from March to August - a record for a six-month tour of duty.
Now, his fearlessness in dismantling an average of one of the IEDs, which have killed and maimed troops, every two days will be recognised with the Queen's Gallantry Medal for bravery later this year.
But the modest dad-of-one from the Royal Logistic Corps puts his record down to "luck, training and the support of comrades". He said: "To me, numbers aren't significant. The best bomb disposal officer in the world could stand on an undetected bomb and it would be game over.
Image: http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45571000/jpg/_45571863_wayneowers2.jpgQueen's Medal for hero after he defuses record 93 bombs A bomb disposal expert... more
wish we had more people like this today
Shirley Eleanor Nash, 93, died peacefully Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Garden House in Morro Bay, her hand held, being told she was loved, her favorite Andres Segovia album was playing in the background, and her room was filled with flowers and cards from friends, family and the Marines. She will be deeply missed. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1916, Shirley, came to Pasadena, Calif., as a child with her parents, Herbert Howgate Nash, an administrator at Cal Tech and Christina Eleanor Nash, a nursing volunteer. Shirley was the first of three children. In high school, she won recognition as a classical ballet dancer performing at the Rose Bowl, El Capitan, the Pantages, the Greek Theater and in movies with stars Margaret O''Sullivan, Fred MacMurry, the Marx Brothers and a flop starring Fibber McGee and Molly. After high school, she enrolled at Pasadena City College. In 1940, yearning to see the world, she quit school, sold her car and bought a steamship ticket to China. As the only American, her fellow passengers were Japanese diplomats being ordered home and German army officers recalled to Berlin. Shirley told how the atmosphere was very tense with the two groups barely polite to one another. Arriving in Shanghai, she worked as a daily newspaper reporter in the city guarded by Japanese tanks and barbed wire barricades. In November 1941, she boarded the last ship out of China before the war. A sister ship, with all her belongings, was blown up in the Philippines. While in China she meet a "China Marine" from the 4th Regiment of the Marine Corps, whom she married after World War II. Shirley returned home, joined the Marines, attended boot camp at New York''s Hunter College, then Quartermaster School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Shirley scored the highest ever, to that date, on the Officer Candidate School test and became a first lieutenant, served as the disbursing officer in the transport department stationed in Washington, D.C. She traveled across the United States over 40 times on Marine Corps business. Upon leaving the Marines after WWII, she married Edward Ellery Kash, who had been captured by the Japanese, survived the Bataan Death march and spent most of the war in a Japanese prison camp. They lived in New York until divorcing, and then Shirley moved to Mexico City. They had one child, Pandora Noel Nash. In the 1950s, Shirley attended Whittier College on the GI Bill received a Bachelors and Masters with highest honors and worked as a college professor at Chaffey College for 25 years where she founded and headed the Interior Design department and taught architectural history. She utilized her dance and theater expertise at Chaffey, producing and choreographing numerous musicals including South Pacific, Oklahoma and Finian''s Rainbow. Every summer was spent traveling the world''s most unusual places. Shirley was the first white woman to explore Dutch Guiana''s Suriname River, and she did it in a dugout canoe just 5 years after locals stopped practicing cannibalism. She taught school in St. Thomas and St. Croix during the 1960''s and tromped through mosquito-infested jungles to photograph ruins in Uxmal, ChichÃ©n Itza, MÃ©rida and Palenque decades before they became popular tourist destinations. Shirley became a scholar specializing in California''s estancia and adobe architectural history of the 18th and 19th centuries. She was part of a team of historians that catalogued many of the 19th century homes in southern California. Noted as feisty and finding ways to get things done, she once applied to Hearst Castle for permission to do on-site research of its architecture and interiors, but was declined. She then applied for a job as a guide and was hired, which allowed her to do her research and get paid too. She was married to Dwight Mossman, a southern California businessman, for 25 years. She was active in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, California Historic Society, Southern California Historic Society, Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Pasadena Historical Society, Ontario Historic Landmarks Society, Historical Society of Pomona Valley, the American Society of Interior Designers and the Retired Officers Association. An art lover, Shirley was an award-winning photographer, a skilled carver, weaver, mosaic artist and a basket maker using traditional Native American materials. Shirley moved to Los Osos in 1998. She became a Charter member of the Marine Corps League, Detachment 680 and helped in the early planning stages of the San Luis Obispo County Veterans Museum and the Toys for Tots campaigns. In 2007, she was awarded the Detachment''s Challenge Coin, a special recognition medallion, presented by the Commandant for her service to the League. Shirley is survived by daughter, Pandora Nash-Karner of Los Osos; grandson Eriel Shayne Nash of Los Osos; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews from King City, Oakland, Davis, and Etna, Calif., Bellevue and Olympia, Wash., Sidney, British Columbia; and Taipei, Taiwan. She was preceded in death by brother James H. Nash, M.D. of San Luis Obispo; and sister Phyllis Nash Barren of Bellevue, Wash. A gathering of family and friends will be held in early summer officiated by Richard Carsel and attended to by the Marine Corps League. Donations can be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ''˜WOO HOO'' what a ride!" That was how Shirley Nash lived her life. Tim Haley, of the Marine Corps League wrote, "Rest assured Shirley reported in to her final duty station standing tall and looking sharp and took her place among the formation of Marines. Mission accomplished Lt. Nash, well done. Semper Fidelis."
Read more: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanluisobispo/obituary.aspx?n=shirley-eleanor-nash&pid=140977192#ixzz0ivKCBPntwish we had more people like this today Shirley Eleanor Nash, 93, died peacefully... more
2 Inventions From The Full Belly Project and Jock Brandis that are Saving The World: The Universal Nut Sheller and The Rocking Water PumpMeet Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project, Inventor of the Universal Nut Sheller and The Rocking Water Pump. Jock is a 2008 Purpose Prize Winner, Author of the book “The Ship’s Cat”, featured as a CNN Hero, written about in “The Wall Street Journal”, “The New York Times”, “The Atlantic”, and “Popular Mechanics” Magazines. Jock is a movie industry gaffer, a former Canadian Naval Officer, a McMaster University alumni, and a visiting speaker at the MIT D-Lab, Edgerton Center.
Jock has also worked with Oxfam and has traveled the world helping individuals and communities. He has seen, first hand, the physical and economic results of hunger and poverty worldwide. Two of his inventions are changing lives worldwide. The Universal Nut Sheller, just 1 machine can serve a village of 5,600 People or 731 Homes! The Rocking Water Pump, which is in Guyana, South America right now, they are using it to irrigate peanut crops.
The Full Belly Project
Designs and distributes agricultural devices that generate income for people in over 17 developing countries, including Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Mali, Malawi, and the Philippines.
Two of the Featured Inventions at the 8th Annual Feast Against Famine Fundraiser:
(1) The Universal Nut Sheller (UNS):
A hand-powered device made of concrete and simple metal parts, Jock designed the machine so anyone, anywhere, can make it. The UNS shells peanuts, plus it shells other crops: coffee beans, jatropha, neem, shea, and walnuts. The Full Belly Project produces the UNS machine mold kit, at a cost of about $700 dollars per kit, based on the price of materials at the time of production. Each kit includes 1 set of fiberglass molds and necessary metal parts for 3 machines. Reproduction in a developing country can range from $28-70 dollars per machine, based on the price of metals and concrete in their community. Kits are shipped in 2 boxes, each weighing less than 50 lbs and can easily travel on flights overseas as luggage. There is also a pedal powered version that is available, this requires some additional parts to be sent overseas. An unlimited number of the machines can be made from just 1 set of fiberglass molds! We encourage reproduction of these machines to give these communities unlimited potential for self-sustainability and the chance of financial freedom for the future. Former President Jimmy Carter Autographed one of our Shellers to show his support of our project.
(2) Rocking Water Pump:
Delivers water at a rate of 5 gallons per minute from Aquifers or Surface. Can also pump Muddy, Rocky, and Sandy water sources. Made of Concrete, Rubber, and Hose this cost only $70 to make in most countries!
Teaching Financial Self-Sustainability. Saving Lives! Make Our Mission, YOUR MISSION!
Become Our Fan on Facebook and visit Us at www.TheFullBellyProject.orgMeet Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project, Inventor of the Universal Nut... more
Speech by Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project. Designing and Distributing Agricultural Devices that Generate Income for People in Over 17 Developing Countries, including Guyana, Haiti, Malawi and the Philippines.
Two of the Featured Inventions:
(1) The Universal Nut Sheller: Shells Nuts and Coffee Beans by Hand or Pedal Power. One Sheller can serve 5,600 People or 731 Homes. Former President Jimmy Carter Autographed one of our Shellers to show his support.
(2) Rocking Water Pump: Delivers water at a rate of 5 gallons per minute from Aquifers or Surface. Can also pump Muddy, Rocky, and Sandy water sources. Made of Concrete, Rubber, and Hose to Cost Only $70!
Teaching Financial Self-Sustainability. Saving Lives!
Become Our Fan on Facebook and visit Us at www.TheFullBellyProject.orgSpeech by Jock Brandis, Founder of The Full Belly Project. Designing and Distributing... more
"Abdulrahman Zeitoun is the real-life hero of Dave Eggers's new book. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina he paddled from house to house in a canoe, offering help to his neighbours. For his trouble, he was arrested as a suspected terrorist."
Anyone who doesn't already know this man's story should defiantly read this article and then buy the book. While Bush was congratulating that idiot Michael Brown for doing " a heck of a job" this man was actually helping to save lives in the flooded streets of his New Orleans neighbourhood and was detained without cause as a suspected terrorist for his efforts, just because he fit the current stereotype of a bad guy.
A truly inspirational and saddening story.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/11/dave-eggers-zeitoun-hurricane-katrina"Abdulrahman Zeitoun is the real-life hero of Dave Eggers's new book. In the... more
California 7-year-old saves his family from armed home invasion.A terrified 7-year-old boy begged emergency dispatchers to send police to his Southern California home where three armed robbers threatened his parents, according to a recording of the call released Tuesday.
Gunmen broke into the boy's home Tuesday morning and announced that they would take whatever they wanted, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Steve Kenny said.
The boy and his 6-year-old sister hid unnoticed in the locked bathroom while the suspects threatened his mother and father at gunpoint.
"There's some guy who's going to kill my mom and dad," he said breathlessly. "Bring cops. A lot of them! ... And soldiers, too."
The suspects eventually broke into the bathroom and someone screamed. The 911 operator sounded shaken as she explained what happened to her colleagues.
Kenny said the suspects grabbed the boy and asked who he called. He responded, "911." The gunmen fled without taking anything or injuring the family.
"If not for the brave and educated actions of the 7-year-old boy, this might have ended tragically," said sheriff's Capt. Pat Maxwell.
http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=18550374California 7-year-old saves his family from armed home invasion.A terrified 7-year-old... more
Vietnam Vet puts disrespect in its place
From the New York Times bestselling author of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES comes the true history of our sixteenth president - Seth Grahame-Smith's ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.From the New York Times bestselling author of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES comes... more
LITTLETON, Colo. – The math teacher who has become a national hero after breaking up a potentially deadly school shooting near the site of the Columbine massacre said Wednesday that he was simply doing his job to protect his students from danger during his now-famous scuffle with the gunman.
Schools in Littleton have gone through extensive emergency drills after the Columbine tragedy, and David Benke said he always thought about what he'd do if a school shooting broke out.
"If something happens and there's something that I can do about it, I want to try and do something about it," Benke said at a news conference with other staff members from Deer Creek Middle School, at times choking up with emotion. "I said, 'I hope that I'm capable of doing something about it.'"
School officials praised the quick actions by Benke and his colleagues as further proof that preparations put in place after Columbine have paid off. But authorities are still investigating to better understand what happened, including why and for how long the gunman, 32-year-old Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, was inside the school building before the shooting.
Assistant principal Becky Brown said the suspect had signed in at the main office about noon Tuesday — some three hours before the shooting. Investigators were interviewing school staff members in attempt to reconstruct the day's events, and they have found live rounds from the hunting rifle at several places on school grounds.
Eastwood said nothing during a brief hearing Wednesday in which a judge set bail at $1 million cash. The unemployed ranch hand appeared by video hookup from the jail, wearing an orange inmate jumpsuit with his dark, shoulder-length hair hanging loose. He faces two counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Eastwood has an arrest record in Colorado dating back to 1996 for menacing, assault, domestic violence and driving under the influence, and he is believed to have a history of mental issues. The sheriff's department said Eastwood is a former student of the school who has been attending community college off and on in pursuit of his GED.
Authorities said he opened fire in the parking lot with the bolt-action rifle at the end of the school day as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had allegedly just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when Benke sprung into action.
Benke confronted the gunman, tackled him and pinned him to the ground with the help of another teacher, stopping what could have been a much more violent encounter in a city all too familiar with tragic school shootings. The shooting occurred less than three miles from where the Columbine High School massacre happened nearly 11 years ago.
"Unfortunately he got another round off before I could grab him," Benke said. "He figured out that he wasn't going to be able to get another round chambered before I got to him so he dropped the gun and then we were kind of struggling around trying to get him subdued."
The two students survived Tuesday's shooting and one remained hospitalized. The student in the hospital is one of Benke's students, and the principal said he is "progressing well."
Meanwhile, Benke became a hero. A Facebook page called "Dr. David Benke Is A Hero!!!!" quickly grew to more than 17,000 members, and his actions were discussed on the floor of the state Senate.
"Sometimes that's just what we need. We need someone to be a hero for us," said state Sen. Mike Kopp of Littleton, who lives in Benke's neighborhood.
Benke, a father of 7-year-old twins and a 13-year-old girl, fought back tears after Jefferson County Sheriff Ted Mink thanked him Tuesday.
"Believe me when I say, I think he stopped what could have been a more tragic event than it was this afternoon," Mink said.
The victims, students Reagan Webber and Matt Thieu, were both treated at Littleton Adventist Hospital, where spokeswoman Christine Alexander said Webber was treated and released to her home.
Benke, a 6-foot-5 former college basketball player who oversees the school's track team, was monitoring the parking lot in the afternoon when he heard what he thought was a firecracker and began walking toward the noise.
"At first when I was walking over there, it was kind of what a teacher does," Benke said, still shaken hours after the shooting. "`Hey kid, what are you doing,' you know that kind of thing."
"I grabbed him from the front and we were dancing around pushing and shoving," he said.
In 2005, Eastwood participated in a NASA-funded medical study in which he spent 10 days in a hospital bed so scientists could study muscle wasting, an affliction experienced by astronauts during long flights, according to a story in the Rocky Mountain News at the time.
He told the newspaper that he had a lifelong dream of being an astronaut and described his occupation to the newspaper as horse trainer working at his father's ranch. He pocketed $2,200 from the study and was able to spend a week and a half watching DVDs and playing video games during the bed experiment.
A man who answered the phone Tuesday night at a number listed for Eastwood identified himself only as "Mr. Eastwood" and said he was Bruco Eastwood's father. He was at a loss for words.
"There's nothing you can say about it. What can you say?" the man told The Associated Press. "Pretty dumb thing to do. I feel bad for the people involved." He wouldn't comment further.
As for Benke, he said he still wishes he could have done: "It bugs me that he got another round off" before Benke tackled him to the ground.
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/teacher-describes-how-he-subdued-school-shooter-18304634LITTLETON, Colo. – The math teacher who has become a national hero after... more
Two-wheeler giants and IPL associate sponsors Hero Honda today rubbished media reports, which claimed that they have bought stake in Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab.Two-wheeler giants and IPL associate sponsors Hero Honda today rubbished media... more
Des Del Ray, lead singer and founder of the music group Ultralust, tells us about his inspirations for their new album titled Hero and his personal ties to 9/11.Des Del Ray, lead singer and founder of the music group Ultralust, tells us about his... more