If you have never been to "My Blog" I start like this & add to it as the month go's along, I let you know, via, guestbook on site, facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. Sound Good!
I Desided to stay Open 24-7 Sound Good, I Only Nap anyway :) Joplin, Memphis, The Mid-West, Japan & the Middle East, with all the turmoil all over the World, I pray for the people's of the country's always, and the World.
"Always, Pray for the Troops, Pray for the World!"
In 1782, Thomas Jefferson wrote,
"I tremble for my country when I refect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever." hmmm....
From Ghazi Air Base in Pakistan, the modified MH-60 helicopters made their way to the garrison suburb of Abbottabad, about 30 miles from the center of Islamabad. Aboard were Navy SEALs, flown across the border from Afghanistan, along with tactical signals, intelligence collectors, and navigators using highly classified hyperspectral imagers. http://www.sealofhonor.com/
The Last Day of May, Thank Goodness, What a Month!!
NBA-Finals Who are you taking?
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Tuesday, May 31, 2011: This Hubble photo shows globular cluster Terzan 5, which possesses an exceptionally dense core. As a result, scientists think that it has one of the highest stellar collision rates for a globular cluster. While packed in at such close quarters, many stars push so close together that they form tight binary systems.
Orbit 248 Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 2:35:23 AM EDT Runway: KSC SLF Weather Forecast
Winds: E (80°) at 6Kt,Peak 10 Kt Clouds:Scattered at 2,500ft Visibility: 7 Miles Weather Condition:-- Status: GO Pending SLF Approach Assessment
President Obama led the nation's Memorial Day observances, laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknowns and saying that Americans owe "a debt to our fallen heroes that we can never fully repay." FULL
Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
Began as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the civil war, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 (since 1911) and the Coca-Cola 600 (since 1960) auto races.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. — Minot J. Savage
We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. — Francis A. Walker
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” — Norman Schwarzkopf
More than 6,000 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. This Memorial Day weekend, explore CNN's Home and Away, sharing your messages and reading the stories of the fallen. EXPLORE | A SOLDIER'S WAR
Hey Everybody! Today 5/29 is my Birthday! It's 4:21 Feelling F-I-N-E! Friends!! just had a steak dinner off the grill, yummm!! Let me pour you A Class of Wine or A Cold Beer? & talk later, Sound Good!!
CNN's Fareed Zakaria explains why Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't want a peace deal with the Palestinians.
Joe Raedle / Getty Images
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service on the campus of Missouri Southern State University during a visit to the community that was devastated a week ago by a tornado on May 29 in Joplin, Missouri.
JOPLIN, Missouri (AP) — President Obama on Sunday toured the apocalyptic landscape left by Missouri's killer tornado, consoled the bereaved and homeless, and committed the government to helping rebuild shattered lives.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform blew himself up during a meeting at a provincial governor's compound Saturday in northern Afghanistan, killing six people, including two German soldiers, and wounding the top German commander in the country, officials said.
Marilyn Monroe photos found at garage sale still a mystery
It's clear the woman in the photos is Marilyn Monroe. Anton Fury made the prints from negatives he found at a garage sale in 1980. But who took these photos? When were they taken, and why? FULL STORY
"I took it home, put them on the lightboard with a loupe and, needless to say, these are Marilyn," he said. "That was probably my greatest garage sale discovery ever."
"The only thing we're sure of is who," he said. "We don't know where, we don't know why, we don't know when, we don't know who shot them. But we do know it is Marilyn."
By Nuala Calvi, for CNN
May 28, 2011 5:43 a.m. EDT
Mysterious markings discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza
Markings deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza could shed light on the monument's secret chambers and tunnels.
London, England (CNN) -- A robot explorer has revealed ancient markings inside a secret chamber at Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.
The markings, which have lain unseen for 4,500 years, were filmed using a bendy camera small enough to fit through a hole in a stone door at the end of a narrow tunnel.
The markings take the form of hieroglyphic symbols in red paint as well as lines in the stone that may have been made by masons when the chamber was being built.
A close-up view of the red marks on the floor in the pyramid
An Egyptian protester carries a banner with drawings depicting ex president Mubarak and reads in Arabic " No forgiveness, our children's blood is not cheap." during a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt Friday, May 27, 2011. Thousands of protesters poured into downtown Cairo's Tahrir Square Friday for what they called a "second revolution," striking harsh a tone against Egypt's military rulers.
JOPLIN, Mo.— The death toll from the tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., on Sunday rose to 132 following the discovery of six more bodies, a city spokeswoman said Friday.
Joplin Mayor Mike Woolston earlier told NBC News that he expected the number to continue to rise slowly as debris is removed.
'I just had a feeling [that] I need to go to town and bring my camera and either be prepared to take pictures or help people,' says gdeardorff, who lives in Webb City, just north of Joplin. - dsashin, CNN iReport producer
Good morning to you all down in Houston and across the planet. I just wanted to say thanks for the song. That was by the band Rush and my friends Ken Fisher and Greg (last name?) sent that up for me. And Rush was really inspired by the launch of STS-1 so they included that in their music and it was really inspirational for them and for the whole album. What's really cool about it is that the Space Shuttle program has really inspired everybody across our planet for such a long time. So this song was a tribute to the Space Shuttle program and so we'd like to say good morning.
Working Men live CD Compilation
Working Men live CD Compilation
Yesterday evening around 8PM EST a one-minute, edited clip of Rush's Countdown from 1982's Signals was beamed to the Space Shuttle Endeavour as the wake-up music for the Shuttle crew, specifically at the request of Mission Specialist Mike Fincke. Here's what Mike had to say after hearing the wake-up:
You can watch the video as was shown yesterday evening on NASA TV below or at this link (thanks Julian V). This is the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (mission STS-134) and the second to last Space Shuttle mission (STS-135 will be the last and is scheduled for July).
Check This Out, My Artwork In Space!!! Very Cool!!
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NBC, msnbc.com and news servicesupdated 13 minutes ago 2011-05-25T10:21:36
A half-mile-wide tornado moves north towards Piedmont, Okla. Tuesday, May 24. (Paul B. Southerland / AP
Violent storms that swept through a swath of the central U.S. killed at least nine people in three states, toppling trees, crushing cars and tearing through a rural Arkansas fire station.
The high-powered storms arrived as forecast Tuesday night and early Wednesday, just days after a massive and tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town of Joplin and killed 122 people and left at least 750 people hurt.
After killing two people in Kansas and five in Oklahoma, they continued their trek east into Arkansas.
NBC, msnbc.com and news servicesupdated 7 minutes ago2011-05-24T23:31:44 breaking news
OKLAHOMA CITY — Powerful tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma on Tuesday, obliterating houses, splintering trees and tossing cars off highways. At least two people were killed and several people injured.
Louafi Larbi / Reuters Smoke rises above buildings in Tripoli early on Tuesday after numerous heavy explosions, reportedly from NATO airstrikes, were heard in the Libyan capital.
Tornado death toll at 122
Officials on Monday afternoon raised the death toll from a catastrophic Midwestern tornado to 116 as more than 1,000 firefighters and search-and-rescue teams from across the Midwest and as far away as Little Rock, Ark., converged on Joplin, Mo., and dug through debris in a massive search for survivors.
89 dead in from tornado in Joplin, Missouri; number expected to riseMissouri tornado leaves at least 89 deadJOPLIN, Mo.The death toll stood at 90 on Monday after amassive tornado — the deadliest single U.S. tornado since 1953 — tore through this city on Sunday. The six-mile path included a hospital and high school destroyed, cars crushed like soda cans and a forest of splintered tree trunks where neighborhoods once stood.
By the CNN Wire Staff May 23, 2011 7:49 a.m. EDT
Read more about this story from CNN affiliates KOTV, KSHB and KODE. Share your stories, photos and video with iReport.
Joplin, Missouri (CNN) -- At least 89 people died from a tornado that tore through Joplin, Missouri, City Manager Mark Rohr told reporters Monday morning.
Volcanic ash blowing toward Europe caused a change of travel plans for President Barack Obama and spurred one airline to cancel most of its flights.
The plume, released when an Icelandic volcano began erupting on Saturday, is prompting Obama to leave Ireland early. A senior White House official told NBC News that Air Force One will depart for London tonight, while tomorrow's schedule "will proceed as planned."
State Visit of the President of the United States of America
& Mrs Obama, 24 to 26 May 2011
The President of the United States, President Barack Obama, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom at the invitation of The Queen.
The President will be accompanied by Mrs Obama and will stay at Buckingham Palace.
Tuesday 24 May Morning - The President and Mrs. Obama arrive.
Evening – State Banquet at Buckingham Palace. Speeches from The Queen and President Obama.
Wednesday 25 May Morning and afternoon - President Obama visits 10 Downing Street and the Palace of Westminster.
Evening – The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attend a dinner given by The President and Mrs. Obama at the US Ambassador’s residence in London, Winfield House, Regents Park; Her Majesty and His Royal Highness bid farewell to President and Mrs. Obama.
Hernandez stellar as Mariners sweep
By Greg Johns / MLB.com | 5/22/2011 8:57 PM ET
SEA@SD: Felix fans 13 over eight outstanding innings SAN DIEGO -- Felix Hernandez sees something happening with the Mariners, something he didn't see a year ago in his Cy Young season. http://www.mariners.com/
Astronauts Complete Second Spacewalk
Astronauts Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke conducted the second STS-134 spacewalk, refilling radiators with ammonia, venting the early ammonia system and lubricating a left-side solar joint and parts of Dextre
Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station Sunday (May 22) on the second spacewalk of their mission, this one aimed at greasing up a huge gear and refilling a vital cooling system with ammonia coolant.
Endeavour shuttle astronauts Andrew Feustel and Mike Fincke floated outside the space station's airlock at around 2:05 a.m. EDT (0605 GMT) to begin their planned 6 1/2-hour excursion. [Photos: Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission]
"Alright guys, here we go," said Endeavour astronaut Greg Chamitoff, who choreographed the spacewalk from inside the shuttle. "This is an important one for the longevity of the station, for the power and cooling, so let's get started."
The spacewalkers' main objectives include refilling part of the station's cooling system — which has a slow leak- with more liquid ammonia coolant, as well as greasing up a huge gear on the port side of the station's backbone-like truss to prevent it from grinding against itself. [Endeavour's Final Mission Objectives
Aerial view shows the eruption of the volcano Grimsvotn in the south-east of Iceland, May 21. Iceland closed its main international airport May 22 following the eruption of a volcano in the south-east of the country, aviation authorities said. The decision also affected other Icelandic airports, while transatlantic flights would be diverted south of Iceland, according to a spokesperson of the aviation authority Isavia. The Grimsvotn volcano began to erupt on Saturday, the Icelandic Meteorological Office said. But the prevailing winds suggested that the Grimsvotn ash cloud would in the coming days blow north and not affect mainland Europe.
A cloud of smoke and ash is seen over Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano, May 21, 2011
Iceland’s most active volcano started erupting Saturday — just over a year after another eruption on the North Atlantic island shut down European air traffic for days. Iceland’s Meteorological Office confirmed that an eruption had begun at the Grimsvotn volcano, accompanied by a series of small earthquakes. Smoke could be seen rising from the volcano, which lies under the uninhabited Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland.
Iraqi troops inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in the predominantly Shiite north Baghdad district of Sadr City on Sunday.
Baghdad (CNN) -- Fifteen bombs exploded Sunday within hours of one another in Baghdad, killing at least 13 people and wounding 67, Iraqi authorities said.
Emergency workers remove a child from an orphanage that was hit by a landslide in Hulu Langat, Selangor, on Saturday
(CNN) -- Two dozen people, mainly children, were buried alive when a landslide took down an orphanage in Malaysia on Saturday, the national news agency said.
Members of the Afghan military on Saturday stand guard on the road that leads to the military hospital that was attacked
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Six people were killed in a suicide bombing at a military hospital in Kabul, a ministry of defense spokesman said.
Zahir Azimi also said 26 people were injured. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility and said 51 people had died. Two Taliban members carried out suicide attacks on the Charsd Bester military hospital, Zabiullah Mojahed, a spokesman for the militant group, told CNN.
"One of them detonated inside the eating place, and the second one was shot to death, and now the operation is over," he said. "As a result, 51 people (have) been killed, including foreigners."
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Twin bombs that lured policemen out of their fortified headquarters in a northern Iraqi city killed 27 people on Thursday, most of them police officers.
By the CNN Wire Staff
May 19, 2011 3:14 a.m. EDT
Dublin, Ireland (CNN) -- Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Ireland on Tuesday, the first UK monarch to visit the country since it gained independence in 1921.
Beautiful words from Endeavour's commander Mark Kelly just before launch:
~"As Americans, we endeavor to build a better life than the generation before and we endeavor to be a united nation. In these efforts we are often tested. It is in the DNA of our great country to reach for the stars and explore. We must not stop." ~ Clara Moskowitz, from Cape Canaveral
Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on its final mission. Commander Mark Kelly and crew will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station.
"All These are the Beginning of Sorrows."
Alberto Saiz / AP Ambulance workers tend to the needy people who are spending the night outside their homes in Lorca, Spain, in the early hours of Thursday, May 12, 2011.
MADRID — Thousands of people spent the night outdoors in a southeastern Spanish city in fear of further tremors Thursday after the country's worst earthquakes in 50 years killed eight people and injured dozens.
Memphis, Tennessee (CNN) -- Waging war on a flood of historic proportions that has already affected thousands in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flooded a spillway north of New Orleans in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.
WASHINGTON — Video footage taken from Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, shows the terrorist leader watching news coverage of himself on television.
The five U.S. government-selected clips offer the first public glimpse at bin Laden's life behind the walls of his compound in suburban Pakistan. The videos include outtakes of his propaganda films and, taken together, portray him as someone obsessed with his own image and how he is portrayed to the world.
HEY FRIENDS......The Event was last weekend, but you can still Help!
Thanks Scott...DrumsForCures produces DRUMSTRONG, the multicultural, musical, charity events showcasing available resources that support people with cancer and those who love them.
This year's 24+ hours drumming "main" event will take place on May 21st & 22nd in Charlotte, LA and Chicago.
Join celebrity artists and thousands of good people in a unique, multicultural, musical charity event showcasing available resources that support people with cancer and those who love them. Visit DrumStrong.org to learn more about the event and how you can participate.
ý44 years ago this week, The Jimi Hendrix Experience came into the music world's collective conscientiousness. As my COSMIC posters were rolling out across the country, Jimi's debut album became part of the "Summer of LOVE" soundtrack with music unlike anyone had ever heard before... or since! ~ Peter
Ann Wilson (left) and Nancy Wilson (right) of Heart.
Over the last four decades, Seattle rock band Heart has released 13 studio albums selling more than 30,000,000 copies, and earned spots on the Top 40 charts more than 20 different times. The span of their career and consistent success has made them among the most commercially enduring hard rock acts of all time. Heart first emerged in the center of the feminist movement of the ‘70s mainstream alongside Joan Jett and the Runaways, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and Donna Summer. The gains of the movement through the decade enabled women working in all areas of the music industry to assume more control over their careers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will highlight Heart as a significant group during this point in music history in the upcoming exhibit Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power opening May 13, 2011. Ann Wilson, lead singer and co-songwriter for Heart, shares some of her influences and what it means to be a woman who rocks -exclusively here on our blog!
Rock Hall: Who are some of the artists that have influenced you the most and why? Ann Wilson: My influences have always been artists who have great lyrics. Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, McCartney/Lennon, the Glimmer Twins, Elton and Bernie, Robert Plant, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams. All those people taught me , and are still teaching me how to write and how to sing. How to pronounce words inside a groove. How to bring passion to the mind of a song's body. Lyrics are incredibly important to me, and it's always a bit of a head scratcher when I hear people say they don't really listen to them. Sh*tty words can turn a great groove into a throwaway. Great words can turn a mediocre song into something really special. They are the singer's axe. When both elements are there and they truly marry...then there is magic. When I'm singing lyrics I love, whether they're ours or someone else's, that's when I get that glow of musical ecstasy that makes it pure bliss. To Read more. http://rockhall.com/blog/post/5562_a-woman-who-rocks--ann-wilson-/
Hey Friends...More Women that Rock! Check Out my Friend...Hannah Ford!!!
Having been called one of the BEST up and coming young drummers in the country, Hannah Ford isn’t the least bit embarrassed about admitting that she found true love at the tender age of seven. She even remembers when and where she was smitten. It happened the day she was introduced to the drums in her third grade music class. According to her, it was love at first sight. Since then she has pursued her passion with a passion— studying, practicing and performing like an Olympic athlete in training, piling up awards and accolades and taking on the responsibilities of a professional career while still a student of the art
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Hannah’s third-grade Live, Studio, & Clinic Performances music class was the precursor of “Fabulous Leopard Percussionists of Louisville” and, as a member of the renowned group, the youngster had the privilege of working with some of the world’s greatest drummers and teachers, including Diane Downs, Louie Bellson, Ruben Alvarez, Jerry Steinholtz and Ndugu Chancler. After moving to Chicago when she was 12, Hannah took advantage of new opportunities to study and perform with mentors such as Paul Wertico, Peter Erskine, Stanton Moore, Danny Seraphine and Johnny Rabb.
Following high school, Hannah accepted a scholarship to attend the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She credits college with helping to expand her knowledge of music and allowing her to become a better, more versatile musician. Her assessment must be accurate because, in addition to playing in the school orchestral, percussion and Jazz ensembles, she’s also been picking up work with major touring musicians like Ignacio Berroa, Wynton Marsalis, Butch Miles, Jeff Berlin and others.
Now, with college behind her, Hannah maintains a calendar full of live and studio sessions for top pro’s as well as her own projects, "Pandorum", "The Hannah Ford Band" — and her new Rock band, "Bellevue Suite" — yet still manages to find time to do a bit of writing and teaching.
What is it all about?
Hannah’s idea behind the “Peace Love & Drums” show is to share her experiences as a young musician and take her audience through the multifaceted world of music and drumming. The show will cover jazz, funk/fusion, rock and vocals. It’s performed live on stage with pre-recorded music tracks and can be presented in a concert format, or clinic format that allows time for audience participation and questions. From http://www.drummercafe.com/
Local News- After landing in his private jet, Jay Leno, talks to reporters at McChord Air Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, May 7, 2011. Leno was visiting JBLM to perform for military families.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)
Jay Leno learned 20 years ago that military audiences are ready to laugh.
The “Tonight Show” host said he found that out while performing for about 80 soldiers in front of a tank on a hot day in the sand during Operation Desert Storm. The troops were as memorable as the setting for the comedian.
I live walking distance from McCord, & I did'nt even know!!
FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky — President Barack Obama on Friday was briefed by members of the team that killed Osama bin Laden, and afterward thanked and awarded them the Presidential Unit Citation, the White House said.
The award "is the highest such honor that can be given to a unit," the White House said in a statement, and was "in recognition of their extraordinary service and achievement."
Residents of Memphis, Tennessee say they're packing up and hoping for the best as the Mississippi river rises. Meanwhile in Arkansas, damage has already been done.
New York (CNN) -- President Barack Obama joined survivors of the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history at a Manhattan firehouse Thursday, days after American commandos killed the leader of the group behind that massacre.
Obama visited the home of Engine Company 54, which lost 15 members in the collapse of the World Trade Center's twin towers. The president is also scheduled to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the site where the buildings stood, now known as ground zero.
The visit comes four days after the pre-dawn raid in Pakistan that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, whose followers turned hijacked jetliners filled with fuel and passengers into missiles aimed at New York and Washington. Pakistan's armed forces acknowledged intelligence "shortcomings" regarding bin Laden on Thursday, but warned that the U.S. raid that killed him has jeopardized its cooperation with American forces.
WASHINGTON — The cache of information seized from the Pakistani compound of Osama bin Laden and his reliance on couriers suggests that the terror leader — despite nearly a decade spent in hiding — still sought to provide strategic guidance to terrorists within the organization, a U.S. government official said Wednesday.
President Barack Obama and his national security team watch updates on the mission to capture Osama bin Laden on Sunday.
Ok, I did not do this one, but I just had to put it here! I thought I better explain a little, It's the famous picture from above, you can compare to see who's who! There all Super Hero's. I'm not sure who did this!
Yes, The Official Air- Drumming Battle Contest!! ENTER!!!
F.Y.I....National Beginnings - The history of Egypt begins in Genesis 10, which lists the 70 families descended from Noah's sons. These would eventually develop into some 70 main nations around the globe.
William Albright,- the famous archaeologist, commented about Genesis 10; "The tenth chapter of Genesis.... Stands absolutely alone in ancient literature, without a remote parallel, even among the Greeks, where we find the closest approach to a distribution of peoples in a genealogical framework.... Many of the names of peoples & countries mentioned in this chapter have been discoverd on the monuments for the first time... The Table of Nations remains an astonishingly accurate document." (Recent Discoveries in Bible Lands, 1955, pp.70-71).
Genesis 10;6 that- "the sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan." - Mizraim is the biblical name for Egypt, and it was one of the earliest civilizations on Earth.... hmmm "WOW"
If your not sure how to grab & save the "Cyber Gift's" because your gong to want to, right click your mouse & save as pictures. http://www.cnn.com/japan
F.Y.I...On March 11, 2011, a monstrous 9.0-magnitude earthquake near the east coast of Japan's main island of Honshu rattled the entire country and brought much of the population to its knees.
In the more than a hundred years during which men have been measuring the strength of earthquakes, only three stronger quakes have been recorded. This one tied for the fourth-strongest on record.
Source: United States Navy
This quake was the largest ever in Japan's history, unleashing the equivalent of 30,000 Hiroshima-sized nuclear bombs. It was so powerful that it shifted the earth on its axis by several inches, making make it spin a little faster and thereby shortening the day by 1.8 millionths of a second. It moved the island nation about eight feet to the east.
Since the earthquake's epicenter was offshore, the early damage from the quake was moderate, relative to the size of the tremor. The tsunami that followed was another matter. Within minutes a huge wall of water swept onto the land, crushing buildings, capsizing boats, destroying bridges and sweeping debris in its path. Cars were swept along like they were toys.
In addition to the loss of thousands of lives, half a million people were rendered homeless, forced to take refuge in temporary shelters. Many lost everything they had, except for the clothes on their backs and perhaps a few personal items.......Keep them in your Prayers Always. http://www.redcross.org/
This is what the Queen twitted this Sunday, May 1, 2011 @Queen_UKElizabeth Windsor by kingkaps7 Bidding for Prince Harry opens at 4pm.
"WOW" This has been a very busy month of May, To see last April's Blog, just click "My Blog" again!
First off....Is Time Really going this Fast?
My health, Ok, Friends, It's hard to talk about what's happening, but it really helps!
~ Today Friday,May 27.2011~ Feeling Ok, not great but alright! :).. ....."What we do for areself's Dies with us, what we do for others, lives on."
Yesterday's Doc. Appt. - The tumer is still there & leaking out toxic material into my body, this could explain my pain all the time, I was pretty much there for a while on Monday the 16th & yesterday the 17th, After coming home I just rested, I felt like I was worked over pretty good, they have to run more & more tests! it sounds worse than it is, I think!..... I will keep you posted right here friends!
I Thank you Friends for all the Thoughts & Prayers, Luv. & Support! Means soooo much!!!
Today May,16,2011. I have my specialist appt. so will see what happens, there, I will let you know!
This past week has been really ruff, my doctor rescheduled my opperation on removing my kidney, he wants me to see another specialist, there looking at my pacrious for cancer, it's sprending, after removing cancer palups in my colon, 2 of them...I'm constanley in pain, my left arm go's numb & sore all the time, feels like I've been run over all the time......
I have my pain meds. I'm Going to BEAT This!!!!
The last ok pic. of me!
I'm hanging in there friends, it sucks, but what are you going to do, every morning I pray for less pain today! and less nausia. I do'nt eat much, but I know I have to eat! lost weight, don't mind that, put probaly not the best way to lose it, but that's my possitive side. yeh!
I will keep you posted right here on what happens, this helps me get it out! kinda cheap therphy,....Don't I look relaxed?
Don't I look relaxed ?
My May Flowers!....
The Lisa Marie & Pricilla Presley Caritable Foundation.
Volcanologists have created the first ever 3-D simulation of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens, which happened 31 years ago this month.
The model backs up current ideas about what led to the 1980 blast, which killed 57 people. The real news, though, is that the simulation could save lives in the future by helping researchers predict how dormant volcanoes may lose their tempers.
Ronny Munroe is an American heavy metal singer, most noted as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Metal Church until the band broke up on July 7, 2009. He joined in 2004, replacing David Wayne a...Go Check him out!!
Duff McKagan was always one of the most proactive Guns N’ Roses members. While Slash almost seemed to drop out of the mainstream for a couple of years at a time and Axl pulled off a pretty impressive disappearing act for a while there, Duff was putting out albums like his own solo CD Believe In Me as well as releases with Neurotic Outsiders, his pre-G’n'R Seattle band Ten Minute Warning, and Loaded. During downtime with Velvet Revolver he hooked up with Jane’s Addiction (for a while), and now he’s back in full Loaded mode with the release of The Taking, an often dark and heavy collection of tracks which knit together to form a concept album based on the fracturing of a relationship. McKagan is front and centre in Loaded, singing and playing rhythm guitar, and it seems he couldn’t be happier.
I bought the album off iTunes yesterday…
…Oh wow, you have the record before I do! Awesome!
Yeah! It’s great. You worked with Terry Date this time around.
He’s awesome. We recorded at Studio X where he’s done Soundgarden, Deftones, Pantera, all those records. I love that studio, and he knows that room so well. We brought in our gear and he said “You know what the most important thing to me is? I’m not a music guy. I don’t play guitar, I don’t know anything, but I want you guys to do all of my playing for me. I want you guys to really perform and be a fucking gnarly rock band.” He mic’d the cabinets up and mic’d the room up, the drums, and just got the best performance possible from us. There’s no trickery, nothing, just this guy who knows that room and how to mic it, and how a song should feel. And that’s it!
Speaking of how a song should feel, track two, “Executioner’s Song,” I’ve been trying to write that riff for years and you beat me to it!
Yeah! That’s one of those songs that feels just… once in a while you hit it and it’s just right. It’s like, “Who did we steal that riff from? It sounds so familiar!” But it’s not, y’know? We racked our brains. “We must have stole that. It is a Black Sabbath song we just listened to on the tour bus?” It’s just one of those things that happens once in a while, once in a blue moon. http://youtu.be/hN9LKcJJmqw
My NBA PLAYOFFS "Cyber Gift" Special for you, "Kevin Durant"......I Call It "Your Welcome, OK.C"
.....Well what do you think?
"This game is something people are going to be talking about for a while." Kevin Durant on Thunder win in Triple-OT 5/9/2011
Last Night 5/19/2011 "Have Some" ESPN May 20, 2011
Trey Griffey, Son of Junior, Is Football Prospect
Trey Griffey, the son of baseball superstar Ken Griffey Jr., is a rising high school football prospect in Florida.
While his father and grandfather, Ken Griffey Sr., made their names catching baseballs in the outfield, Trey has shown more interest in catching footballs as a wide receiver.
So far, Trey’s lone Division I offer is from Florida International, but he’s transferring to Orlando’s Dr. Phillips High School – which has produced many recent Division I players – for his senior season. Dr. Phillips boasts Nick Patti, who is tabbed as a future Division I quarterback. According to Rivals, Griffey is being recruited by Oregon, UCLA, Washington State, UCF and Indiana.
Trey’s family ties give him a leg up in many respects. It’s likely some schools would bank on Trey’s athletic ability being hereditary, no matter what sport he’s playing. In addition, his father’s counsel – as someone who has dealt with sports at its highest level – is invaluable.
Remember, Griffey Jr. burst on the scene around Trey’s age with the Seattle Mariners, with whom he became the best player in baseball at just 19. Could his son hit a similar stride (relatively speaking)?
Trey’s famous father shouldn’t be what’s most attractive to schools. Based on his highlight video, the kid can play. So, while he’s not “The Kid,” the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Trey has a lot of talent.
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Friends...I have to share,. Ronnie found me via, Internet, since I'm going through my Journey. After several talks & he listen to my Music & Drums, he sends me this picture with the I swear, by the Wizard himself, Quote; "U R Cozy!" short but very very sweet, What! Yeh! way Cool!
Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known as Ronnie James Dio, was an Italian-Americanheavy metalvocalist and songwriter. He performed with, amongst others, Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. Other musical projects include the collective fundraiser Hear 'n Aid. He was widely hailed as the most powerful singer in heavy metal,renowned for his consistently powerful voice. He consistently ranks as one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time in various online polls and lists. He is credited with popularizing the "devil horns" hand gesture in metal culture. Prior to his death, he was collaborating on a project with former Black Sabbath bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice, under the moniker Heaven & Hell, whose first studio album, The Devil You Know, was released on April 28, 2009.Dio died of stomach cancer on May 16, 2010. One of the last songs he recorded was titled "Metal Will Never Die".
Members of the Foo Fighters pose with Port Orchard resident Jessica Matheson at her parent's home Wednesday. The band performed a secret concert at the family's Bethel Avenue automotive repair shop after Matheson won a contest. From left: lead singer Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett, Jessica Matheson, Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear.
PORT ORCHARD —Nobody believed Jessica Matheson when she posted to her Facebook status Wednesday night that she spent the afternoon hanging out in her garage with lead singer Dave Grohl and the rest of the alternative rock band, the Foo Fighters.
But when she posted a picture with her arms around Grohl's waist and his arm around her shoulder, there was no dispute: The Foo Fighters had been in Port Orchard, playing for Matheson and 50 of her closest friends and family.
"They're my favorite band of all time," she said. "They've been my favorite band since as long as I can remember." http://youtu.be/78APGZDNGok See Video
A crowd of 50 people packed the garage at Al's Automotive in South Kitsap to watch the Foo Fighters on Wednesday. Earlier this year Matheson learned the band would hold a garage tour to mark the release of its most recent album, "Wasting Light" — recorded in Grohl's garage. Matheson, 21, figured she had nothing to lose and offered her parents' Bethel Avenue garage.
Here's a few things that make you go, hmmmm...
"How you react to the problem determen's how long you stay in the problem."
"Knowing that tribulation worketh patience, and patience, experience, and experience hope."
"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, for what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appearth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."
"Death is the Krown jewel to life."
"When words are not enough, Music says everything."
"Pain is my Motivation, Art & Music are my Tools."
"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can not pay you back.?" So -"Pay It Forward"
"Where there is no vision, The people Perish."
I THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE LUV, SUPPORT, THOUGHTS & PRAYERS FRIENDS, I Feel them All, and it really means sooo much!!...
"6 Free Dowloads" 2 diff. Bands / 2 diff. Drum kits! become a Fan, another Download, That's a Album! Enjoy & Share
"They went not for Conquest and not for Gain, But Only to Protect the Anquished and Innocent."
"King David" "Cyber Gift"
F.Y.I...Did you know King David was a Master Musician, these are his harps. He played all the time.....He's Song's Called "Psalms"...God told David; "And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will Establish his Kingdom.
He shall build an house for My Name, and I will stablish the Throne of his Kingdom Forever,
I will be his Father, and he shall be My Son, If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men,
But My Mercy shall not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee. And thine house and thy Kingdom shall be Established for ever before thee, thy Throne shall be Established For ever."
Friends.....Let me leave you with this, a piece of History.
Oddly Enough, This year 2011— Marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible—is a perfect time to celebrate the "book of books" and its numerous translations.
The Bible remains the most fundamental book gracing our Western civilization. Along with the works of William Shakespeare, the King James Version played an important role in the formation of the English language itself. As author
Alan Thomas put it, "No book has had greater influence on the English language". The KJV has repeatedly been referred to as "the noblest monument of English prose."
In 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama took the oath of office on the same copy of the King James Bible that Abraham Lincoln had used nearly 150 years before in 1861.
In the centuries before the English language began to form and take hold in Britain, the Bible could not be read by most ordinary people anywhere in the world. Until around A.D. 400, only those fluent in Hebrew or Greek could read Scripture. When the first Latin translation was completed in 405, it stood as the official version for the next thousand years.
One translator in particular stands above the others. William Tyndale, who lived in the early 1500s, was the first to translate the Bible into English directly from its original languages of Hebrew and Greek.
David Daniell, the leading Tyndale scholar of our modern age, wrote: "William Tyndale gave us our English Bible. The sages assembled by King James to prepare the Authorised Version of 1611, so often praised for unlikely corporate inspiration, took over Tyndale's work. [Nearly] nine-tenths of the Authorised Version's New Testament is Tyndale's" (William Tyndale: A Biography, 1994, p. 1). In his autobiography the late movie actor Charlton Heston (star of Ben Hur, The Ten Commandments and El Cid) marveled that a committee could produce such a monumental classic as the King James Version.
"King James I"
Although the KJV's skilled team of translators must be accorded due credit for their own monumental contribution, Brian Moynahan, William Tyndale's most recent biographer, wrote: "A complete analysis of the Authorised Version [KJV] . . . was made in 1998. It shows that Tyndale's words account for 84 per cent of the New Testament and 75.8 per cent of the Old Testament books he translated"
But well before any thorough, painstaking analytical study had ever been done, the noted British Greek expert and Bible scholar F.F. Bruce commented on the work of the compilers of the King James Version: "All the existing English versions lay before the translators . . . But the abiding influence of one man in particular may be traced throughout great portions of their work, and that man was William Tyndale".
Tyndale's English version was a Bible translation born in European exile. Persecution by Catholic bishops in England required that he cross the English Channel in 1524 to accomplish the 12-year task. A written prohibition, composed by British clergy in 1408, "forbade anyone to translate, or even read, any parts of vernacular versions of the Bible, without express episcopal permission"—which was adamantly refused to Tyndale by Cuthbert Tunstall, bishop of London, during the summer of 1523.
In May of 1535, the authorities finally cornered and arrested the elusive Tyndale, halting his goal of translating the entire Bible into English from the original biblical languages. Even while Tyndale endured the most horrendous conditions in a dreadful prison near Brussels, Belgium, he requested a Hebrew grammar book so he could continue translating the Old Testament.
On Oct. 6, 1536, he was bound to a stake, strangled and burned. His final prayer was for God to open the eyes of the king of England.
The religious establishment cruelly martyred the man who some scholars believe—in his mastery of the English rhythm, phrasing and styling—has never been equaled as a Bible translator. F.F. Bruce caught the spirit of his genius: "Tyndale, working under the white heat of potential martyrdom, rises at times to a poetic glow, transcending the style of the original Greek" (The Books and the Parchments, 1950 edition, p. 13).
Bruce summarized the disheartening circumstances: "Tyndale died a martyr's death, vilified by authorities in church and state in England. Nothing was too bad to say about the translation. Thousands of copies were seized on entering the country and publicly burned" (The Books and the Parchments, 1984, p. 216).
Yet, paradoxically, Tyndale's final prayer was answered only months later when the English-language translation was finally accepted by the crown. "Within months of Tyndale's martyrdom, a complete English Bible, two-thirds of it Tyndale's work, and licensed by Henry VIII, was circulating in Britain".
What a debt we owe to those who paid with their lives to give us the Word of God!
Sir Isaac Newton, known as the father of modern physics and astronomy, said, "There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane [i.e., secular] history.
"Sir Winston Churchill, the great British prime minister, statesman, historian and author, said: "We reject with scorn all these learned and labored myths that Moses was but a legendary figure. We believe that the most scientific view, the most up-to-date and rationalistic conception, will find its fullest satisfaction in taking the Bible story literally."
Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. president, stated: "I have always said and always will say that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make better citizens, better fathers, better husbands . . . The Bible makes the best people in the world."
Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. president, stated: "In regard to this Great Book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man."
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president, said, "A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."
Ronald Reagan, 40th U.S. president, said, "Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible." "WOW"
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