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" The 2012 @seahawks draft class. They graded us as an F. Now we are World Champs! #GodisGood #GoHawks "










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Seahawks schedule shows four primetime games, including Thanksgiving feast at 49ers

By Tony Drovetto

The Seahawks play three of four primetime games away from CenturyLink Field.

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Seahawks Heroes of 12 Tour Stops at JBLM

Seahawks Heroes of 12 Tour Stops at JBLM

By Tony Ventrella

Seahawks players, staff, Sea Gals, Blue Thunder and Blitz kicked off the 12 Tour with a visit to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to meet military service men, women and their families.  




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Jul 4, 1776: U.S. declares independence

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king. The declaration came 442 days after the first volleys of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts and marked an ideological expansion of the conflict that would eventually encourage France's intervention on behalf of the Patriots.

The first major American opposition to British policy came in 1765 after Parliament passed the Stamp Act, a taxation measure to raise revenues for a standing British army in America. Under the banner of "no taxation without representation," colonists convened the Stamp Act Congress in October 1765 to vocalize their opposition to the tax. With its enactment in November, most colonists called for a boycott of British goods, and some organized attacks on the customhouses and homes of tax collectors. After months of protest in the colonies, Parliament voted to repeal the Stamp Act in March 1766.




 Did You Know?

Most Americans did not know Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence until the 1790s; before that, the document was seen as a collective effort by the entire Continental Congress. 

 Jefferson Writes the Declaration of Independence

  Thomas Jefferson  John Adams  Benjamin Franklin


Jefferson Writes the Declaration of Independence 



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It’s only appropriate that GW would take 1st place in today’s Presidents Race.

 It’s only appropriate that GW would take 1st place in today’s Presidents Race.






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    It's July 2014,.......................... 


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Good day Friend's,.... very sore, moving better!! YEAH!!

had the surgery   Monday July 7 3014,.......  I'm home, I really did'nt want to have to stay over night.  Today feeling sore very sore, been iceing & heating for swelling, taken it real slow today. really medicated

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I'll be heading to the Hospital for my double heria surgery this morning,..... a bit nerves, but it should be Ok,  I will update you after I get home,.... just not sure when that will be.

I thank you all for the love & support you have shown me, thougth the whole kidney tumer, it means a lot,........ 


It's been since the end of May,......... Ok,... Good News Bad News!  My tumer cancer in my right kidney is in remmission, Yeah!!  thank the lord,........Doc. said it's looking pretty good! Ok, well Doc. gives me another CT scan, to see tumer and guess what he  found I have a Hernia, two of them, one on each side,

It started after I dissaperied on line,.... I had enormance bending over pain, Doc. said I should have done to ER, but I did not! over that weekend, mu blood pressure was off the charts. I melted a Ice pack on head, passing out from pain,...... go to Doc's and well

   it's been a battle and my body is beat, tierd.

I have surgery sent for July 7 Monday 2014, going under the knife!  so after that I will not feel like updating right away!  but if ant thing should happen to me,.... one of my kid's will let you know.  also web site will be on for a year, .....


This is my Angel, I'll share her with you & the World, witch we so badly need........... 


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In 1782, Thomas Jefferson wrote,

" I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever." hmmm....

In 1838 Abraham Lincoln once said:

" At what point shall we expect the approach of danger?..... Answer; If it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongest us, It cannot come from abroad, If desruction be our lot, we must ourselves be it's author and finisher." 

In 1951 Harry Truman once said:

" I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose." 

 Sir Isaac Newton, scholar, mathematician and one of the greatest scientific mind's in human history, once said,

" In the absence of any other proof, the human thumb alone would convice me of God's existence." 


This Week in History, Jul 7 - Jul 13
Jul 07, 1930
Building of Hoover Dam begins
Jul 08, 1951
Paris celebrates 2,000th birthday
Jul 09, 1877
Wimbledon tournament begins
Jul 10, 1925
Monkey Trial begins
Jul 11, 1804
Burr slays Hamilton in duel
Jul 12, 1984
Ferraro named vice presidential candidate
Jul 13, 1985
Live Aid concert


The History Channel

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"We can not escape history & neither can We escape a desire to understand it."...

"Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, for what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

"Where there is no vision, the people perish."

" For what shall profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.? "

"There's no way to judge the future without looking at the past."

"History is who we are, and why we are the way we are."

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Your Ultimate Guide To Streaming Every World Cup Match Live

Your Ultimate Guide To Streaming Every World Cup Match Live














 Netherlands vs. Argentina, 2014 World Cup: Albiceleste sneak through on penalties
 Argentina defeats Netherlands 4-2 in penalty shootout to advance to World Cup final 
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 Argentine players react during a penalty shoot-out in the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina defeated the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie after extra time to advance to the finals against Germany. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)


"I believe Argentina is a top country, top players. We didn't lose to them," Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal said. "Penalty kicks are always a matter of luck"

"This was a very hard, very even match," Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said.

"We had clearer possibilities to get a score," he added. "But it was probably a deserved result." 


Lionel Messi's team advances to the final after winning a tense penalty shootout with the Netherlands.


Argentina and the Netherlands played for penalties for most of their game, but this time, the Oranje didn't save a sub for a goalkeeper swap. It backfired, as Jasper Cillessen failed to make a save and Argentina won the shootout.



Argentine Player Hit In The Head, Stumbles And Falls, Stays In The Game

Argentine Player Hit In The Head, Stumbles And Falls, Stays In The Game

Argentina's Javier Mascherano couldn't even stand up after clashing heads with a Dutch player. He was taken off the pitch for only a couple moments—concussion protocol!—before returning.


Ichiro Suzuki, 2007 ASG MVP and inside-the-park aficionado. 

Don’t forget to tune in and watch the 2014 ASG on July 15th at 7:30pm ET and vote for this year’s ASG MVP. #MVPepsi

 Ichiro Suzuki, 2007 ASG MVP and inside-the-park aficionado.  Don’t forget to tune in and watch the 2014 ASG on July 15th at 7:30pm ET and vote for this year’s ASG MVP. #MVPepsi

Wait, isn’t Arenado the one who robs base hits in Colorado? This is backward.

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.

Wait, isn’t Arenado the one who robs base hits in Colorado? This is backward. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.
 Boston Ballgirl Makes One-Handed Grab, Gets Souvenir to Little Boy
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RECORD BREAKER: Miroslav Klose is now the all time World Cup top goalscorer with 16 goals.

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 Germany Smashed Brazil So Hard It's Good For America
Meanwhile, In Germany...


That is the image that links to German paper Bild's liveblog of today's 5-0 dismantling of Brazil. All you need to know is that Tor means goal in German to get that the Germans seem to be handling this a little better than the Brazilians.


Germany Smashed Brazil So Hard It's Good For America

Germany became the first team to score five goals in the first 29 minutes of any World Cup game in history. It ended 7-1, but if we can summon just a little more jingoistic national sentiment, we say fuck it, cheer for the Germans. It scrubbed America off the wrong side of the record book.

Until today, the worst result in a World Cup semi-final had been a three-way tie at 6-1. In 1930, both semifinal matches ended at that scoreline, with Argentina smashing the U.S. and Uruguay demolishing Yugoslavia (the games were 1-0 and 3-1 at the half, respectively). A quarter-century later in 1954, Germany thrashed Austria 6-1 in the semifinals in Switzerland.

We say the semis, because there have been some truly ghastly blowouts in group play, where teams that have no business in the World Cup go up against the giants. And in 1938, Sweden laid the worst beating in knockout round history on Cuba, 8-0. There have also been more drastic results in years when the tournament format wasn't in bracket form, like when Brazil won 7-1 and 6-1 in the "Final Round" in 1950, when the World Cup was held in Brazil, but that hardly seems drummed-up and mean-spirited enough to unfairly pile on with here. So good job eating it, Brazil.

Update: Good lord, that took all of two minutes after publishing. Seven goals is the most ever scored in a World Cup semifinal match. Brazil have only conceded seven or more goals once before, losing 8-4 to Yugoslavia in 1934.


Germany Have A 5-0 Lead Over Brazil



Germany are messing up Brazil faster than we can update right now. Right now, currently, it's 5-0 after 30 minutes.

Germany opened scoring over Brazil in the 11th minute World Cup semifinal off a goal from Thomas Müller. After winning a corner kick, German ran a beautiful set piece. Multiple players crashed the near post, while Müller slipped out the back to the middle of the six. Brazil center back David Luiz was marking him, but got picked by his own teammate in the chaos. Müller was free to tap it in for his fifth goal of the tournament..

Then they scored three more times. We have no idea what's going on, but here are the goals.


Germany Have A 5-0 Lead Over Brazil


Germany Have A 5-0 Lead Over Brazil




Brazilians are taking tt about how you'd expect:


Germany Have A 5-0 Lead Over Brazil




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 Ok,..Well that sucked,............ tough tough loss, I really thought we were coming back!! 4 more yers?

 so proud of the USMNT, #USA #USA #USA  and be optimistic about their future

 You're still my hero, Timmy Howard




Rarely is the man of the match a goalkeeper whose team loses 2-1. But this was a special and spectacular night of heart-stopping shot-stopping. FULL STORY

     USA is out; embrace the hurt   Howard: 'Belgium is a scary team'  Howard: 'Belgium is a scary team' 

     Shock and awe reactions  Shock and awe reactions   Every goal  Every goal



    Tim Howard vs. Belgium: Here Are All 16 Saves From His Historic World Cup Performance
    Tim Howard made an incredible 16 saves for the United States against Belgium. Though it ultimately came in a losing effort, it was one of the greatest World Cup goalkeeping performances of all time. Here are all 16 of his saves. 


         Things Tim Howard could save



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    Tim Howard's high school yearbook quote is the most appropriate thing you will read all day



    The U.S. never stop believing. The fans never stopped believing.

    Belgium v USA: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil


    Saying goodbye: After playing in four World Cups, this is all but certainly the end for DaMarcus Beasley with the National Team. Jermaine Jones is 32. Clint Dempsey is 31. Howard is 35. They’ll serve roles moving forward — especially with that potential United States-based Copa America in 2016, but they’ve all probably played in their last World Cup games, too. They will be all be missed. Finding their replacements will not be easy.







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 16 saves against the quality of looks Belgium got is basically this:




Belgium vs. United States, 2014 World Cup: Final score 2-1, Red Devils hold off USA in extra time


      Belgium scored twice in extra time, and then held off a late surge by the U.S. to advance to the quarterfinals.



Tim Howard did everything he possibly could to get the United States to the quarterfinals, but it was the one shot he couldn't stop in the opening minutes of extra time that proved the difference. Kevin De Bruyne scored the match winner in the 93rd minute, and Romelu Lukaku sealed the result for the Belgians in the 105th minute.

Julian Green made things interesting in the 107th minute, pulling the USA back within a goal, but the Americans could not find the equalizer.

Belgium wasted little time testing the USA defense -- Divock Origi sliced through the back line in the first minute. Kevin de Bruyne created the chance, playing a quick one-two with Dries Mertens before hitting Origi on the run into the box. Tim Howard was up to the challenge though, blocking away the 19-year-old striker's shot.

The USA's first chance came in the 21st minute when a rare run of possession allowed Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey to work their way in towards the top of the Belgium box. Dempsey ultimately took the shot which was smothered by Thibaut Courtois.




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Julian Green Scored An Amazing Goal, But It Wasn't Enough for the USA vs. Belgium


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Julian Green, temporarily, gave the U.S. National Team life with an incredible goal in the second period of stoppage time. Green converted a chip from Michael Bradley to make the score 2-1, but the U.S. couldn’t get another. Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois stoned Clint Dempsey from point blank range on a set piece, to end the American World Cup dreams in the Round of 16 for the second straight World Cup.

The future looks bright with Green, but that’s not the story in the immediate aftermath of that gut-wrenching defeat.


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 Kevin De Bruyne Goal in Extra Time Gave Belgium 1-0 Lead Over United States

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Belgium has had chances. Kevin De Bruyne finally converted one in extra time. Lukaku created the opportunity by barreling through the U.S. defense. A rebound fell to De Bruyne who slotted it into the far corner.


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Wondo misses point blank against Belgium

Chris Wondolowski had a chance to etch his name into U.S. Soccer history, but skied a chance into row Z in the last minute of regulation vs. Belgium. The game is headed to extra time. There was some confusion in the aftermath whether or not the linesman flag was up for offside. (Imagine the storm of outrage if the goal was waved off?)


Martin Rogers         @mrogersyahoo

FIFA play by play says Wondolowski was ruled offside - but replays showed he was clearly on.

Maybe we’ll remember this as the moment all of America yelled some variant of “$&*#@@%$” at the same time.

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USMNT vs. Belgium has a fan on the field

Because it's not like this game is important or anything.





Some jerk ran on the field during USA vs. Belgium. If Belgium scores in 1st half stoppage time, blame him.



Jonny Gomes Was Sporting the Stars and Stripes During Batting Practice
 Andrew Luck Spotted in Crowd Watching USA-Belgium Match
Andrew Luck at Belgium-USA World Cup

 Andrew Luck is a big soccer fan and cameras caught him, briefly, in the stands at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil before the kickoff of the United States vs. Belgium. The bomb pop jersey actually looks pretty good on him. Is that a teammate standing next to him?

Does it matter? Go U-S-A, right?




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The anthem was really cool ... And then the screen cut out at Soldier Field. @richarddeitsch




Losing is the new winning! Deal with it.






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Celebrating as today! Thanks for the support, . Here we come, Knockout Round!

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I am Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks and the best cornerback in the NFL. Numbers don’t lie – since coming into this league; no other cornerback has shutdown wide receivers and quarterbacks like me.

Off the field, I am a philanthropist, entertainer, entrepreneur, writer and family man. You don’t even know half of it… 








Earl is happy to be staying in Seattle and expressed his excitement for the future of the organization, saying that the faith shown by the franchise will only make him work harder going forward. 




 Bring the noise: Power aiming for decibel record

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Large and loud crowds have been a feature of Port Adelaide's move to Adelaide Oval this season


PORT Adelaide will be put to the test in more ways than one when it plays Essendon on Saturday night, with its crowd bidding to become the loudest on record.

That honour is currently held by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL, whose crowd registered a reading of 137.6 decibels (dBA) in late 2013.
That figure is nearly as loud as a jet engine from about 30 metres (140dBA); a clap of thunder is typically measured at between 100-120dBA.

Channel Seven will broadcast the Power's game at Adelaide Oval against Essendon on Saturday night, and have hired Adelaide-based acoustic consultants Marshall Day to test the crowd throughout the game.

Marshall Day's Alex Morabito told portadelaidefc.com.au that measurements would be taken at various points during the match in the hope of setting an official Australian record.
“We’ll be set up from before the game starts, for the players’ run out, so if everyone can be sitting in their seats when the players come out at 7pm we’ll be able to get a good reading then,” Morabito said.
“General crowd noise in a ground like Adelaide Oval is about 90-95 dBA, heavy metal rock concerts can be up to 160 dBA, and the Seahawks was around the 137 mark.
“We’ll measure the crowd noise right up until the final siren and report it back during and after the game. We’ll be looking for the roars of the crowd when goals are kicked and, hopefully for the Power, a good result at the end.”

Few know the noise of crowds at Adelaide Oval like Power forward Robbie Gray

Failing to hear the halftime siren over the noise of the crowd against Geelong in round six, Gray played on rather than taking a shot at goal, resulting in the end of the quarter.

That incident, combined with another in Adelaide's round nine clash against Collingwood, saw the volume of the venue's siren – already the loudest in Australia – increased.

“The way the Adelaide Oval’s been rebuilt seems to keep the noise inside the stadium, and at times it’s been hard for us as players to hear each other out there,” Gray told portadelaidefc.com.au.

“Every week we’ve noticed it, and it’s been fantastic for the club.
“This Saturday night is another massive opportunity to fill the place up with our supporters for a big game against a big Vic club and see how loud we really are on the decibel reader.”
 Australian football fans aim to out-roar Seahawks' 12th Man

Australian football fans aim to out-roar Seahawks' 12th Man
The 12th Man gets loud for the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers. The 12th Man helped the Seahawks defense stop the 49ers in a 23-17 win and a trip to Super Bowl XXXVIII. January 19th 2013. (Joshua Lewis / KOMO News)


detroittigers: Baseball is a game of adjustments.




Girl Catches Foul Ball at Red Sox Game, Puts Ball in Her Bra For Safe Keeping

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The Cubs beat the Red Sox, 16-9, at Fenway on Wednesday. Three notable things happened.




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Mind-Blowing Image Shows The Sun During An 'Unusual' Solar Eruption

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 Unusual Solar Eruption


This past January, scientists witnessed a series of strange solar eruptions and, lucky for us, they caught it all in the fantastic image above, which we first saw on Colossal.

Solar scientist Nathalia Alzatethe of the University of Aberystwyth in Wales discussed the source of the eruptions at the 2014 Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Portsmouth, England at the end of last month.

The photo above is a colorized composite image taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. It is made up of photos taken in several different wavelengths and by different satellites at different angles.

In it, you can see the sun's outer magnetized atmosphere, which extends millions of miles into space, according to the observatory's Facebook page. The scientists observed the puffs exploding once every three hours, with a giant eruption of material released every 12 hours apparently caused by the smaller puffs, they wrote.

Alzate explained the source of the jets on the the observatory's facebook page.:

The jets are localized, catastrophic releases of energy that spew material out from the sun into space. These rapid changes in the magnetic field cause flares, which release a huge amount of energy in a very short time in the form of super-heated plasma, high-energy radiation and radio bursts. The big, slow structure is reluctant to erupt, and does not begin to smoothly propagate outwards until several jets have occurred.

Alzate said that while the jets appear to be the cause of the giant slow eruption, it is unclear how they cause it. She suggested the jets could either create shock waves or "magnetic reconfiguration" that could trigger the slow eruption.





Did Mars Curiosity Rover Snap Images Of A UFO?

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If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much are two pictures worth, especially if they show an odd-looking, allegedly descending light heading to the surface of Mars?

These are real pictures, taken by the Curiosity rover -- some reports say it took place on June 23, but according to information on the raw Jet Propulsion Laboratory images, it was June 20.

In the first JPL full resolution image, a bright light appears above some mountains (taken by the rover's Navcam Right camera). Thirty-one seconds later, the rover's Navcam Left camera snapped an image of the light seemingly closer to the Martian surface.

Watch this short video showing both images of the alleged light above Mars.





Are we looking at pictures of a UFO headed for a landing near the Curiosity rover?

Probably not, according to Justin Maki, leader of the team that built and operates Curiosity's navigation camera.

"This is a hot pixel that has been around since we started using the Right Navcam," Maki told The Huffington Post in an email.

Hot pixels, as described by PhotographyLife.com, occur when a camera's sensor becomes hot during long exposures.

This isn't the first time that Curiosity's camera caught something very bright in the distance at the Red Planet.

On April 3, the rover photographed an unusual-looking light shining brightly on the surface of Mars. (see image below)



"In the thousands of images we've received from Curiosity, we see ones with bright spots nearly every week," Maki said in a NASA statement. "These can be caused by cosmic-ray hits or sunlight glinting from rock surfaces, as the most likely explanations."

[Note: Hat tip to reader Ryan P for alerting HuffPost to the two recent Curiosity Mars images.]





See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July's Night Sky




See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July's Night Sky
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See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July's Night Sky

 Sky map showing the location of Mars, Saturn and the star Spica in July 2014.


See Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus in July's Night Sky

The July night sky is filled with planets to the delight of stargazers and astronomers, but you'll have to know when and where to look to get your summer solar system fix.

All through July, the planet Mars and the bright star Spica glow in the west-southwest sky during the evening hours. Saturn, the so-called "Lord of the Rings," can be found to that pair's left and will climb a bit higher (and set a bit later) each night.

Toward the end of the night this month, Venus and Mercury rise up in the dawn twilight above the east-northeast horizon, just ahead of the sun. The only bright planet "out of the loop" this month is Jupiter, which will be too near to the sun to be visible through July. [Brightest Planets in July's Night Sky (Video)

To help you make the most of your stargazing nights in July, we've rounded up the most promising planetary sights to behold with telescopes, binoculars and the unaided eye. To help locate your targets, you can use your clenched fist at arm's length — equal to roughly 10 degrees — to measure off angular distances. The brightest stars in the sky are ranked as first or zero magnitude on the brightness scale used by astronomers. The very brightest objects (Venus, moon and sun) are of negative magnitude.

Here's a look at when to see the brightest planets in the July night sky (note that all skywatching is dependent on your local weather conditions):



Editor's Note: If you capture an amazing photo of the planets in July's night sky, or any other amazing celestial view, and you'd like to share it with Space.com for a possible story or image gallery, please contact us at: spacephotos@space.com.

Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York's Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmer's Almanac and other publications, and he is also an on-camera meteorologist for News 12 Westchester, N.Y. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original article on Space.com.

Best Binoculars for Skywatchers and Observers

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, July 2014

Best Skywatching Events of July 2014: Night Sky Maps (Gallery) 




Here's How NASA's Curiosity Rover Took That 'Selfie' Without Getting Its Arm In The Picture


The Huffington Post  | By Macrina Cooper-White 


How did Curiosity snap that "selfie" without getting its robotic arm in the picture?

That's what curious folks have been asking about the amazing self-portrait the rover recently took to mark its first anniversary on the Red Planet.

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HuffPost Science asked you to weigh in with your theories, and you came up with some that were, well, pretty weird.

For the real explanation, we turned to the scientist who created the "selfie" image, Michael Ravine, advanced projects manager at Malin Space Science Systems in San Diego:

"We stuck the arm out in front of the rover and used the arm to shoot enough images to cover the entire rover and all the terrain around it," Ravine told HuffPost Science in an email.

Okay, so the selfie isn't a single image but a mosaic of many separate images. We get that. But why is it that the arm "holding the camera" -- the Mars Hand Lens Imager, or MAHLI -- doesn't appear in the picture?

Ravine answered that question with one of his own:

Q: Why isn't Bill Clinton's arm in this picture?



A: He bent it at the elbow away from the camera, so it's outside the camera's field of view. The explanation for the self-portraits we've shot of Curiosity is the same. For the sequence that took the self-portrait mosaics, the arm is mostly crooked at its "elbow." If you were standing next to the rover when these images were taken, it would have looked something like this simulation:

And as Ravine went on to explain, "It is easier to keep the robotic arm out of MAHLI's field of view that with a typical cell phone camera because MAHLI has a narrower field of view than a typical mobile phone."

Now you know!






























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 The other day while I was working and the window was open,....

Owl Helps Guy Draw on Tablet [ video ]





updated 7:27 AM PDT, Wed July 9, 2014

Bad tomatoes, pricey fish
... and war

Shoppers pay more for water and fish. Tomatoes are too ripe. And a baker sells fewer cookies. The worst fighting is miles away, but its impact is obvious in Baghdad. FULL STORY

Opinion: Iran is pushing U.S. aside

4 dead in severe upstate N.Y. thunderstorms. (AP)

The storms destroy four homes near Syracuse, ripping one from its foundation and tossing it onto another house.  Possible tornado » 




 Tsuyoshi Wada can thank Darwin Barney for making his MLB debut go a bit smoother.

chicagocubs: Tsuyoshi Wada can thank Darwin Barney for making his MLB debut go a bit smoother. 





 Daniel Murphy: no glove necessary.

mets: Daniel Murphy: no glove necessary.




Hope he’s a glass half full kind of guy.

clevelandindians: Hope he’s a glass half full kind of guy.




clevelandindians: Sign him up!





Brazil Were Found Out, In About The Worst Way Conceivable 







Israeli Cabinet authorizes call-up of 40,000 reservists, military says.
updated 7:47 AM PDT, Tue July 8, 2014
 Israel ready to 'exact a heavy toll on Hamas'

An Israeli security operation against the militant group Hamas "will probably not end within several days," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon says. FULL STORY

Mideast flare-up: Why now?  Has Mideast reached tipping point?

Zakaria: Conflict like WWI events  Zakaria: Conflict like WWI events  

 4 service members among 16 killed in eastern Afghanistan attack
By Masud Popalzai, CNN

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- An attack in eastern Afghanistan killed four NATO service members and 12 others Tuesday.

The Czech Defense Ministry said the four soldiers killed were Czech nationals.

The soldiers were patrolling an area in Bagram when a suicide bomber on a bicycle detonated his explosives vest, said Wahid Sediqi, a spokesman for the governor of Parwan province.

In addition to the service members, the blast killed two Afghan police officers and 10 civilians. Eight others, including a child, were wounded, Sediqi said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

Children among 10 people killed by rocket attacks in Afghanistan

Afghan police officer wounds 2 coalition members





 Israel intensifies Gaza offensive after surge in rocket fire

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas after a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns.

Following the worst outbreak of violence along the Gaza frontier since an eight-day war in 2012, the Israeli military said a ground invasion of the enclave was possible, though not imminent, and urged citizens within a range of 40 km (24 miles) of the coastal territory to stay close to bomb shelters.



Israeli soldiers ride atop a tank outside the southern Gaza Strip July 7, 2014.

 "We are preparing for a battle against Hamas which will not end within a few days," Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said in a statement.

"We will not tolerate missiles being fired at Israeli towns and we are prepared to extend the operations with all means at our disposal in order to keep hitting Hamas."

A source in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office quoted the Israeli leader as saying: "The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) must be ready to go all the way. All options are on the table, including a ground invasion."

The Israel-Gaza border heated up last month after Israel's arrest of hundreds of Hamas activists in the occupied West Bank, where three Israeli youths went missing on June 12.

More than 200 rockets have been launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip, the military said, since Israel mounted the dragnet while searching for the teens, who were found dead last week.

Israel has accused Hamas militants of killing them. In a suspected revenge attack, a Palestinian teen was abducted in East Jerusalem last Wednesday. His charred body was found in a forest and six Israeli suspects have been arrested.





Take home your own mini Cy Young finalist this Saturday. Tickets to Night: http://atmlb.com/1r4CSgz 

 After that walk-off hit, the Mets’ dugout will chase Ruben Tejada as far as they need to.
 mets: After that walk-off hit, the Mets’ dugout will chase Ruben Tejada as far as they need to.
 Granderson gets some special towel treatment after this game-tying blast.
 mets: Granderson gets some special towel treatment after this game-tying blast.
 “Come on glove! Learn how to catch” – Scott Downs to this ballboy’s mitt, probably.
 “Come on glove! Learn how to catch” – Scott Downs to this ballboy’s mitt, probably. 

The throw’s coming! … JK, kid.

Tip of the Cap play presented by New Era

yankees: The throw’s coming! … JK, kid. Tip of the Cap play presented by New Era

First career start, first career behind-the-back play for Shane Greene.

Tip of the Cap play presented by New Era.




Watch this insane return off a missed field goal in an Arena League game
 This is a clip from an Arena League team called the L.A. KISS, a team owned by KISS frontman Gene Simmons. But we’ll get to that later, trust me. In the meantime check out this INSANE return off a missed field goal.

Was that Iron Bowl crazy? Nah, probably not. It came in a game the KISS lost 70-21. And there were probably like 500 people who saw this. But nevertheless, damn impressive.

jukes Watch this insane return off a missed field goal in an Arena League game

But let’s talk about the L.A. KISS for a moment.

On August 15, 2013, it was announced that Kiss (who performed at halftime of ArenaBowl XXVI) had purchased a share of an AFL expansion team set to begin play in 2014. Kiss lead members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, their manager Doc McGhee, and league veteran Brett Bouchy jointly own the team. Both Simmons and Stanley are known fans of the AFL, and they look forward to bringing an experience like no other in the AFL in specific or sports in general

Gene Simmons, big Arena League fan everyone.

  Current season

Established 2013

Play in Honda Center in Anaheim, California


Los Angeles Kiss logo


League/conference affiliations

Arena Football League (2014–present)

  • National Conference (2014–present)


Team colors

Black, Flame, Gold, White

Owner(s)Gene Simmons
Paul Stanley
Doc McGhee
Brett Bouchy
PresidentSchuyler Hoversten
Head coachBob McMillen


LA Kiss Football




 Starchild   Demon

 DEMON BOBBLEHEAD The official DEMON bobblehead will be offered with the purchase of 2015 season tickets. (Hand-made KISS/ LA KISS themed Figurine)






updated 5:55 AM PDT, Mon July 7, 2014

 'The murder of your son
is abhorrent'

Watch this video

 Israeli PM talks to slain Palestinian teen's father

Benjamin Netanyahu told Mohammed Abu Khedair's father that his son's killers "will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law." The teen was burned alive in Jerusalem last week. FULL STORY

Prosecutor: Boy burned alive  Prosecutor: Boy burned alive  Beaten teen speaks to CNN  Beaten teen speaks to CNN

 63 abducted women, girls escape from Boko Haram
By Aminu Abubakar and Holly Yan, CNN
Women in Abuja, Nigeria, hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 14, one month after nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The abductions have attracted national and international outrage.
Women in Abuja, Nigeria, hold a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, May 14, one month after nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The abductions have attracted national and international outrage.

Kano, Nigeria (CNN) -- Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village, a security source and a local vigilante fighting the militant group said.

The hostages were seized from the Kummabza village in northern Borno state on June 18 after a four-day invasion of the village by Boko Haram insurgents. The militants killed 30 men and burned the entire village.

The group is still believed to be holding over 200 schoolgirls abducted April 14 from their hostels in the town of Chibok -- a case that drew international outrage and prompted a global campaign for their release.

Bukar Kyari, a local vigilante fighting Boko Haram in Maiduguri, said the female hostages escaped Friday while their captors left their camp to launch an attack against the military and police in nearby town of Damboa.

But soldiers overwhelmed the insurgents, forcing them to mobilize all their men and leave the abducted women in the camp, Kyari said.

"The women seized that rare opportunity to escape when they realized they were alone in the camp," Kyari said. "But we still have five women, including a nursing mother, missing."

News of the escape was slow to emerge due to trouble with telecommunications towers in the area destroyed by previous Boko Haram attacks.

Boko Haram has recently intensified abductions of women in northeastern Borno state where its five-year insurgency is largely concentrated.

When a group of women and girls abducted in November were later rescued from Boko Haram, some were pregnant or had children. Others had been forcibly converted to Islam and married off to their kidnappers.






 Kate Middleton is at Wimbledon, doesn't know how to clap


Some possible explanations for this ludicrous display:

- Hands sticky from strawberries and cream
- drunj
- Umm ...
- Probably just bad at clapping



 Ice-covered trees in Yekaterinburg, 900 miles east of Moscow (Alexei Vladykin/UralPress/File/AP)

Yes, some sweltered in a rainforest during this year's Cup, but the opposite may happen in Yekaterinburg.  Russia's 12 stadiums »



 Dom Dwyer of Sporting KC Got a Yellow Card for Celebrating Goal with a Crowd Selfie

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Dom Dwyer came up with his own version of Terrell Owens Sharpie celebration after scoring a goal, and got a yellow card as a result. After scoring in the first half to give Sporting Kansas City the lead, Dwyer pulled out a cell phone camera and joined a group of fans for a selfie. Lots of tongues featured.


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Let me take a selfie.



A casual no-look grab by BP.

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.

cincinnatireds: A casual no-look grab by BP. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.
 Ah Baseball.. Brewers Outfielder Logan Schafer Eats It
 Brewers Outfielder Logan Schafer Eats It

Brewers outfielder Logan Schafer totally lost his footing today while fielding a hit, or maybe he tripped over an invisible turtle. We can't really rule out that possibility.


 Guessing Xander Bogaerts has made finer throws in his playing career.
Guessing Xander Bogaerts has made finer throws in his playing career.

Adam Eaton sacrifices a clean jersey to make this outstanding catch.

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

 whitesox: Adam Eaton sacrifices a clean jersey to make this outstanding catch. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era
 It's Summer










updated 7:37 AM PDT, Sun July 6, 2014

Boehner: Why we must now sue the President


"Too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action," John Boehner says.
Tension high after clashes
 Image: Israeli soldiers and armor gather near the Israel and Gaza Strip border on Saturday (© Tsafrir Abayov/AP)
 Image: A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in Baga, Nigeria (© Reuters)
 World reacts to Neymar injury (Yahoo Sports)

Celebrities, athletes, and politicians express support for the Brazilian striker, who has been ruled out of the World Cup.  LeBron's tweet »


 Winking Kid During Costa Rican National Anthem Is The Best

This kid right here, he's a little bit of alright. Speaking as someone who looks afflicted with some kind of palsy when he tries to wink, this kid is a pretty smooth-ass operator. He follows the camera pan all the way around and just sells it, the whole time. Total confidence, with a care-free attitude.

Winking Kid During Costa Rican National Anthem Is The Best

Nice work, kid.



Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time


 Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time


Robben went down very easily on this run—though perhaps he took a tiny shot to the pelotas?—and earned the Netherlands a free kick late in the game. Costa Rica were immediately

unimpressed and called it a dive, but the ref showed yellow, anyway. Wesley Sneijder stepped up to take the shot and blasted it off the woodwork. So close.


Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time


The Dutch had another late flurry, again off a set piece, but came up empty. After a Robin van Persie free kick, the ball rolls all the way across the mouth of the goal, leaving the tender out in the middle of nowhere, back to Robin van Persie, whose shot is deflected up into the crossbar by two Costa Rican defenders and somehow does not cross the line. Just look at van Persie, he's beside himself.


Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time

We remain knotted at 0-0 and extra time has just begun.



Chris Archer goes all Neo on us.
Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era
Chris Archer goes all Neo on us. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era
 When you win nine in a row, these kinds of things happen.
atlantabraves: When you win nine in a row, these kinds of things happen.
Chris Carter, if you hit a grand slam you get the claw.
 houstonastros: Chris Carter, if you hit a grand slam you get the claw. 
Nothing lands in right field on David Murphy’s watch.
clevelandindians: Nothing lands in right field on David Murphy’s watch.
Shelby Miller full extension to deny the suicide squeeze attempt.
 stlcardinals: Shelby Miller full extension to deny the suicide squeeze attempt.






Everyone OK?

 Everyone together now...




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World’s Fastest Drummer Contest Returns To Summer NAMM


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The World’s Fastest Drummer contest is returning to the Summer NAMM Show, which is being held this July 17th thru 19th, at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. The contest, which consists of two categories: Fastest Hands and Fastest Feet, will be held each day on the World’s Fastest Drummer Lobby Stage at the Music City Center starting at 11am on Thursday, July 17. The top ten Fastest Hands and Fastest Feet entrants will compete in a Finals Battle held at 2pm on Saturday, July 19th.

The Thursday and Friday preliminaries are for NAMM members only. The Saturday rounds are open to the public, with a NAMM Music Industry Day ticket. WFD will have public preliminaries starting at 10am and running until 1pm.

WFD-Extreme Sport Drumming has been a feature on the Warped Tour, OzzFest, and most major television networks, including ESPN, FOX Sports, MTV, VH1, ABC, BBC, PBS, and CNN. WFD The Game produced well over 1.5 million plays for MTV’s Addicting Games in its first ninety days and is the official ruling and certification organization for Guinness World Records.

WFD Contestants should sign in at the World’s Fastest Drummer Contest stage area located on Level 3, Hall A1 Lobby, starting the morning of Thursday, July 17.

For more information, visit www.namm.orgwww.WorldsFastestDrummer.com, or email info@WorldsFastestDrummer.com 





 4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus


Artifacts from ancient burial site unearthed

Artifacts from 4,000-year-old burial site unearthed (LiveScience)


4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus

4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South Caucasus


An ancient burial containing chariots, gold artifacts and possible human sacrifices has been discovered by archaeologists in the country of Georgia, in the south Caucasus.

The burial site, which would've been intended for a chief, dates back over 4,000 years to a time archaeologists call the Early Bronze Age, said Zurab Makharadze, head of the Centre of Archaeology at the Georgian National Museum.

Archaeologists discoveredthe timber burial chamber within a 39-foot-high (12 meters) mound called a kurgan. When the archaeologists reached the chamber they found an assortment of treasures, including two chariots, each with four wooden wheels. [See Images of the Burial Chamber & Chariots]

The team discovered ornamented clay and wooden vessels, flint and obsidian arrowheads, leather and textile artifacts, a unique wooden armchair, carnelian and amber beads and 23 golden artifacts, including rare and artistic crafted jewelry, wrote Makharadze in the summary of a presentation he gave recently at the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, held at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

"In the burial chamber were placed two four-wheeled chariots, both in good condition, [the] design of which represents fine ornamental details of various styles," Makharadze wrote. Thechamber also contained wild fruits, he added.

While the human remains had been disturbed by a robbery, which probably occurred in ancient times, and were in a disordered position, the archaeologists found that seven people were buried in the chamber. "One of them was a chief and others should be the members of his family, sacrificed slaves or servants," Makharadze told Live Science in an email.

A time before the horse

4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots Discovered in South …

The burial dates back to a time before domesticated horses appeared in the area, Makharadze said. While no animals were found buried with the chariots, he said, oxen would have pulled them.

Other rich kurgan burials dating to the second half of the third millennium B.C. have also been found in the south Caucasus,said Makharadze in another paper he presented in February at the College de France in Paris. The appearance of these rich burials appears to be connected to interactions that occurred between nomadic people from the Eurasian steppes and farming communities within and near the south Caucasus, Makharadze said.

These interactions appear to have led to some individuals, like this chief, getting elaborate burials. The newly discovered armchair symbolizes the power that individuals like the chief had. "The purpose of the wooden armchair was the indication to power, and it was put in the kurgan as a symbol of power," Makharadze said in the email.

The kurgan was found in eastern Georgia near the municipality of Lagodekhi and was excavated in 2012.





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 World Cup Fever

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     U TO BRAZIL    




 Brazil Girls Take Memorable World Cup Selfie With Chanel Clad iPhone

Brazil selfie

They were totally at the World Cup, you guys. I know, right? Or, however, you translate that into Portuguese.




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South American journalists in the press room are always super professional


A female Chilean journalist(*) threw the time-honored rule of “no rooting in the press box” aside, flaunting her patriotic underwear after Alexis Sanchez scored against Brazil today. It would appear Sepp Blatter’s duties as FIFA President also include approving media credentials.

There weren’t any pictures of said journalist following Brazil’s win in penalty kicks.





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Peter Criss: Kiss & Tell
Original KISS drummer celebrates surviving breast cancer

George Peter John Criscuola was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 1945. He was an Italian-American, the oldest of five children. He loved art and jazz, and was performing with a band, The Stars, by the age of 13. As he got older, he had the opportunity to study under accomplished drummer Gene Krupa, who had always been Peter’s idol. Throughout the 1960’s Peter would play with a number of bands in New Jersey and throughout New York. His first recording was with the band Chelsea, a band whose style was similar to that of The Moody Blues. Though the album met with limited success, the band disbanded during the production of its second album when two of the band members failed to show for a gig. Two of his other band mates, Stan Penridge and Michael Benvega, joined Peter in the formation of a new band, Lips. The band never released an album, and Benvega quit the group in 1973.

Drummerworld: Peter Criss

Biography of Peter Criss | Kiss Kache

No Life 'til Metal - KISS Peter Criss facts!


Peter Criss | Biography

Peter Criss also has been at the forefront of the breast cancer scene. He was diagnosed with the disease in December of 2007. He discovered himself the lump in his breast, and he was able to have it treated before it metastasized anywhere in his body. Since that time he has been a proponent of getting the message of male breast cancer out to the public. Male breast cancer is not as rare as many may think, and Criss believes that men sometimes feel a stigma associated to the disease. He has sponsored walks and other programs to bring awareness to the disease, and he continues to support the cause. Criss states that the cancer has changed his songwriting, and the songs he composes now are less serious, less depressing. 

"All men have some residual degree of breast tissue behind the nipples. It may be very small, but just like any part of the body can get cancer, that part of the body can get cancer," she said.

Male cases are rarer than female breast cancer, making up less than 1 percent of total cases.

According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2009 an estimated 192,370 women in the United States are expected to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer and about 40,170 are expected to die of the disease. Among men, there will be an estimated 1,910 new cases and 440 deaths.

"So many people must die from this," Criss said. "Somebody has to step up to the plate and say something to get them aware of how dangerous this is. Lots of men die: They wait, they don't go in, they put it off." Video Watch Criss' interview. »

Criss joins a small group of men who have spoken publicly about having breast cancer. Several years ago, Richard Roundtree, the actor who played the title role in the 1970s "Shaft" films, revealed he had breast cancer.

Experts say men tend to get a diagnosis at a later stage than women, because they don't believe they can get breast cancer, and don't get routine mammograms or breast exams. Take the quiz on breast cancer. »





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Enjoy this Sample  from "The Taking" 

We win  by  duff-loaded

"We Win" - from The Duff MacKagan's Loaded album "The Taking"




Remebering Jimi Hendrix, More than 40 years after the death of Jimi Hendrix, he still leaves an impression on many music lovers back then and even today. One Seattle man gets a chance to re-live the moment Jimi changed his life. make sure you stop by & check out Randy's Artwork!



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Ok, before you start reading, check this video out. It's a rare video, by a band called "Mother love Bone" from here in Seattle WA. If Andrew Wood, Lead singer would not have died, there maybe never had been "Pearl Jam & Soundgarden" yep! watch see if you can name them?



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#FIFA Fever


 This Little Boy is Way Excited About Being on a The Fan Cam

 Hey you have World Cup Fever?



Some Lost Footage From Napoleon's Ill-Fated Attempt to Conquer Antarctica

 Some Lost Footage From Napoleon's Ill-Fated Attempt to Conquer Antarctica


Joe Montana 'Seattle Seahawks capable of dynasty'




 Angry Goat









 Seattle Mariners


Sign her up!  GO #Mariners #TruetoTheBlue




 A surefire way to protect your star pitcher from foul balls in the dugout—hand him a glove.

A surefire way to protect your star pitcher from foul balls in the dugout—hand him a glove.



Beard envy.

mariners: Beard envy. It happens.




James Jones coming through!

James Jones coming through!



Catch it if you can.

Catch it if you can.




 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Champions Pin by Aminco

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Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Champions Pin by Aminco  







  Treehouse Masters

FRIDAYS @ 10PM E/P! @AnimalPlanet  


It's a must watch,.... How to make one of Seattle area best Recording Studio's even better!

CeeLo Visits the Record High Recording Studio

Feb. 21, 2014

Pete builds a high tech recording studio oasis, one so unique it earns a visit from Grammy award-winning artist CeeLo Green! This is one studio CeeLo won't soon forget.









Interior of the Bear Creek Recording Studio





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(above) "KISS", "Jimi Hendrix" "Ichiro", was a Seattle Mariner "Steve Largent", Hall of Fame WR Seahawks.


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This piece is the last one I did before I got the news of my kidney tumor, irony you have to love it! Original Art "16x20" Black & White, Pen & Ink, I call it "Help Me"


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 Argentina Coach Alejandro Sabella Provided the Best Reaction of the 2014 World Cup

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Alejandro Sabella, Argentina’s manager, watched as Gonzalo Higuain missed a chance to put his team ahead 2-0 against Belgium, hitting the crossbar. The reaction will last forever on the Internet. It was perfect, just perfect.

 Gonzalo Higuain Volley Put Argentina Ahead 1-0 on Belgium
Gonzalo Higuain goal against Belgium
 Gonzalo Higuain decided to show up at the 2014 World Cup. It only took five games, but the Napoli striker got his first goal of the tournament with this well-taken volley against Belgium in the eighth minute, set up for a fortunate deflection.
updated 9:17 AM PDT, Sat July 5, 2014


Mohammed Abu Khedair was abducted and killed in Jerusalem this week. Smoke was found in his lungs and he was hit in the head with a blunt object, a Palestinian prosecutor says, citing an autopsy. FULL STORY

Teen described as kind, beloved  Clashes follow teen's funeral  Clashes follow teen's funeral  



Image: An Afghan soldier stands guard at the site of burning oil tankers after an attack claimed by Taliban militants on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday (© Rahmat Gul/AP)Image: An Afghan soldier stands guard at the site of burning oil tankers after an attack claimed by Taliban militants on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday (© Rahmat Gul/AP)




4 children die in Philadelphia row house fire
By Joe Sutton, CNN

(CNN) -- Four children died and dozens of residents were displaced when a fire swept through eight row houses in Philadelphia early Saturday morning, authorities said.

"This is a tragic, tragic day for the city of Philadelphia. Tragic. We lost four children today. And I want everybody to understand that fire is everyone's fight. Not just the fire department. It's everyone's fight," Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said.

The four children died in one home.

The victims were a 1-month-old baby boy, 4-year-old twin girls, and a 4-year-old boy, CNN affiliate WPVI reported. Two 11-year-old girls suffered smoke inhalation, the report said.

Sawyer said four people had minor injuries. People tried to rescue the children, who were trapped during the fire, WPVI reported.

The three-alarm fire was reported at 2:46 a.m. in the southwest part of the city, the fire department said.

Heavy fire in three homes spread to five more homes, Sawyer said. He said the flames spread via wooden porch roofs.

At least 42 people were displaced, Sawyer said. Another local news report said a shelter had been set up for people at a nearby high school.

The blaze is now under control.

Sawyer said investigators are working to find out where the fire started.

Fire lieutenant resuscitated after lightning strike in Ohio







Tim Howard can even stop hugs from annoying people

A fan met Tim Howard at the airport and attempted to hug him. It didn't go well. Thanks to @FutbolIntellect, you can watch this hug rejection over and over.






We’re sure he doesn’t mind losing his hat for a catch like that.

Tip of the Cap, presented by New Era

 Tip of the Cap, presented by New Era clevelandindians: We’re sure he doesn’t mind losing his hat for a catch like that.
 Leap Billy Leap
 cincinnatireds: #LeapBillyLeap

Obama just wanted to let the U.S. Soccer stars know they did America proud, and one other thing ...






updated 7:27 AM PDT, Fri July 4, 2014

Arthur heads north after making landfall in N.C.

The storm has 100-mph top winds hours after making landfall near Cape Lookout, forecasters say. On its current path, Arthur will pass southeast of New England tonight. FULL STORY

Tracker: Follow the storm  Staying safe | Hurricane checklist

Expert: Don't ride out storms  Expert: Don't ride out storms

 Hurricane Arthur pounds N.C. coast. (Reuters)


A dust storm moves through Phoenix, Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP/The Arizona Republic, Patrick Breen)

Huge clouds of dust sweep over the city causing traffic jams and grounding dozens of flights.  Winds knock out power to thousands » 



 Not your typical chandelier. #ILoveSafecoField (at Safeco Field)

Not your typical chandelier. #ILoveSafecoField (at Safeco Field)




George Springer with a great leaping catch at the wall.

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

houstonastros: George Springer with a great leaping catch at the wall.              Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era




You shall not pass - Nate Freiman

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

 oaklandathletics: You shall not pass - Nate Freiman Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era




updated 7:07 AM PDT, Thu July 3, 2014

Watch this video

 First hurricane of the Atlantic season

As Hurricane Arthur swirls up the East Coast, beachfront July Fourth celebrations are falling flat. Anyone in North Carolina should stay out of the water, says CNN meteorologist Chad Myers. FULL STORY

2014 Atlantic season facts | Track it  Impacts of Tropical Storm Arthur  Impacts of Tropical Storm Arthur

Carolina preps for Arthur  Carolina preps for Arthur



Tighter security ordered for some U.S.-bound flights

By Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez, CNN


(CNN) -- The Obama administration is stepping up security for some flights headed to the United States from Europe and the Middle East, reflecting heightened concern that terrorists are developing more sophisticated bombs designed to avoid airport screening.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement that he has directed the Transportation Security Administration to "implement enhanced security measures in the coming days" at selected overseas airports.

"We will work to ensure these necessary steps pose as few disruptions to travelers as possible," Johnson said in a statement. "We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry."




You Learn Something New Every 'Hard Day's Night': The Beatles' Classic Turns 50


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photo: Janus Films

It's been a hard day's semi-century. But the passage of 50 years since the debut of A Hard Day's Night hasn't robbed the Beatles' first and best movie of any of its youthful zest or Fab-ulosity. In honor of the anniversary of the July 6, 1964 opening night, here are some facts about the film and its wildly successful soundtrack you probably didn't know:

The famous weird chord that kicks off the album and film is… well, what is it? For five decades, guitar-strumming Beatlemaniacs have gone in search of the lost chord. The book All the Songs declared it was a D major 7th sus 4. In 2012, a mathematician made news by declaring that it involved a bit of trickery with George Harrison playing "a straightforward Fadd9 on his 12-string electric Rickenbacker guitar" but curling his thumb around the neck of the guitar to press down the bottom E string. But for many fans, the mystery was solved in 2011 when Randy Bachman (of Guess Who and BTO fame) filmed a lengthy explanation of how it was done, after being allowed to visit Abbey Road and listen to the master tapes. His conclusion was that it involved Harrison and John Lennon striking chords and Paul McCartney hitting a bass note simultaneously. But even that doesn't allow for the presence of a piano that some say is subliminally audible in the sacred chord.




Target practice?

Target practice?



Two miniature versions of Jose Bautista.

torontobluejays: Two miniature versions of Jose Bautista.



Ichiro 1, Sun 0. 

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.

yankees: Ichiro 1, Sun 0.  Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.



Brandon Crawford doing his best Tim Howard imitation.

sfgiants: Brandon Crawford doing his best Tim Howard imitation.



La Stella lays out against the Mets.

atlantabraves: La Stella lays out against the Mets.



Watch James Harden deliver a first pitch for the Astros, while wearing some sweet jorts

Orbit celebrated his birthday on Sunday. Along with Mr. Met, Dinger, D. Baxter the Bobcat, Raymond and Rockets' mascot Clutch -- James Harden also got an invite to the Minute Maid Park bash. Harden and Orbit are apparently very good friends:

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.@HoustonRockets star @JHarden13 is at the @astros game to celebrate @OrbitAstros birthday.

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'Hamas will pay,' Netanyahu vows

 A Hamas spokesman warned against escalation, saying if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "brings a war on Gaza, the gates of hell will open to him." FULL STORY

Israel strikes Hamas targets  Israel strikes Hamas targets  Hamas 'will pay a heavy price'  Hamas 'will pay a heavy price'

One of slain teens was U.S. citizen



 Iraq to call for new government as ISIS continues deadly march

By Holly Yan and Chelsea J. Carter, CNN


Mass graves and executions shock Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- With their country ravaged by militants, Iraqi lawmakers will meet Tuesday for the first time since elections to try to find a way out of the crisis.

The most pressing order of business: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's anticipated call to form a new government.

Even the often-fractious parliament is expected to move fast as militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria threaten Baghdad.

Al-Maliki and his Shiite-dominated government have been under pressure by Western and Arab diplomats to be more inclusive of Iraq's Sunni minority, who say they have been marginalized and cut out of the political process by the government.

American and Arab diplomats told CNN that the United States is unlikely to undertake any military strikes against ISIS and its allied fighters before a new government is formed in Iraq.

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The U.S. team lost to Germany in its most recent game but still advanced out of the group of death. Today, though, against red-hot Belgium? This is win or go home. FULL STORY

What's ahead for U.S.  What's ahead for U.S.  Get to know the U.S. team

Altidore back for Team USA  American soccer comes of age

15 terms to know to survive World Cup  



Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, we’ve missed you. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

 Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, we’ve missed you.Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era



 "You have betrayed me for the last time!" — Junior Lake, maybe.




 Scott Van Slyke Gets Shoe Lit on Fire in Dodgers Dugout








Tip of the Cap to Big Papi on career HR No. 450.

Tip of the Cap to Big Papi on career HR No. 450. Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era



Oswaldo Arcia. Pure concentration.

Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era

 Oswaldo Arcia. Pure concentration.Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era




Juan Uribe even gives epic bat flips for his sac flies.



This giant robot is designed to let you juggle cars (for real)

Ex-NASA engineer has a dream to let anyone control a robot that throws VW Beetles into the air



 Science fiction is filled with giant robots that people can control like extensions of their own bodies. Dan Granett wants to build one for real, as Gizmodo originally reported. Granett, a former technician at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has sketched out plans for a machine he calls the Bugjuggler, for which he's currently soliciting corporate funding. The cutesy name hardly conveys the pure, ambitious madness of the project.

If constructed, it will rise 70 feet tall on two fixed legs. It will have two giant moving arms, each capable of throwing up an 1,800-pound Volkswagen Beetle (the "Bug" in Bugjuggler) and catching it. It will be controlled by a person wearing computerized gloves that simulate what the robot is holding in real time. Oh, and Granett wants the robot to do all this in front of a live audience. "Of course there will be a safety radius around the operation," he tells The Verge.

"A drop in the bucket."

For now, the Bugjuggler is just an idea. But Granett and his two collaborators on Bugjuggler, an animator and a web designer, are hoping that one or more wealthy companies or individuals will decide to fund the project to its estimated budget of $2.3 million. "A drop in the bucket," Granett says of the amount they're asking for, at least compared to other online funding goals. Granett and his colleagues will even teach anyone who helps fund the project how to control the robot. Whoever pilots it will do so from a karaoke-like setup a safe distance away from the bot, or, for the more daring, straight from a cockpit mounted in the machine's head (the robot would have modes for either method of control).

To that end, this week he and his collaborators launched a kind of highly-targeted crowfunding site that gives an overview of exactly how the Bugjuggler robot will work and includes conceptual animations of it juggling cars in midair. Ideal use cases would be at a monster truck rally or stadium sporting event (the cars would have to be junkers, as they will certainly be totaled by the robot's crushing grip). Somewhere lots of people could gather and view the spectacle of a humanoid machine jugging cars without fear of their life and limb. As the site outlines, Granett is confident that the robot can be constructed within eight months to a year using readily available technology, namely, a series of hydraulics, servos, a diesel engine, a giant steel frame and haptic feedback gloves for the human operator. "All of that is already pretty established in the tech industry," Granett says of the basic components. He's even building an 8-foot tall prototype in his lab in Berkeley to prove it can be done.

As for who Granett thinks may be interested in fronting the cash for all this, Red Bull, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson are all names he mentions as ideal candidates. Granett says he would even alter his design to win Musk's approval. "In his case, I would use an electric motor with batteries instead of a diesel engine [to power the robot]," Granett explains, citing Musk's electric car company, Tesla Motors. "Then you could have an electrically-powered robot tossing around [cars with] internal combustion engines, anticipating their demise."

To understand why the 69-year-old Granett decided that he should dedicate his considerable mechanical engineering expertise (after he left NASA in the 1980s, he built dozens of machines for heavy industry and for Hollywood at his lab in Berkeley), you have to understand his true passion project. Granett also runs a nonprofit called Street Physics, the aim of which is to build devices that help conserve energy and better the lives of people in the developing world. One of the nonprofit's chief innovations is a bladed turbine that could be used as a portable generator and runs on biowaste —  rice husks, cow dung, crop stalks are some examples of potential fuels. Granett initially thought to set up a crowdfunding site for that machine, but concluded that "the sources coming in for that sort of thing are very small."

Instead, he decided to set his sights even higher with a flashy project that would attract the attention of just a few — or one — extremely wealthy donor(s). Any leftover money raised from the Bugjuggler will be put toward Granett's original goal of a biowaste-powered turbine. As for why, of all things, the robot should take the form of a giant car juggler, Granett says that too is designed to attract the attention of wealthy entrepreneurs. "A lot of CEOs juggle things," Granett says, "at least that's just my impression."



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 World's Largest GIF-iti Comes Alive In Taiwan


GIF-iti, the process of transforming street art into moving GIFs, has taken the Internet by storm time and time again. Two of the most prolific players in the GIF-iti game—the UK’s INSA and Mad Steez—just made digital street art history by shattering the record for the world’s largest GIF-iti’d mural.

Encompassing the entirety of one side of a Taiwanese apartment building, the animated street art depicts a mysterious four-eyed woman. She is surrounded by shimmering chains, flowers, and spinning coins that make our inner Super Mario instincts tingle. The artists managed to compress a lot of motion into the four-frame GIF, even painting nearby fan vents to make a spinning effect.

Four frames means they had redraw most of the mural three times after they completed the original gargantuan painting. We hate having to rewrite a word in our tiny crossword puzzles—the frustration of repainting a meters-tall mural over and over must have required the patience of a saint. See some images of the mural below:























 The entire world saw Jordan Ayew's junk on TV



Ladies And Gentlemen, Here's Your First Dong Of The World Cup

Ladies And Gentlemen, Here's Your First Dong Of The World Cup





RB Steven Jackson commissioned a Last Supper collage made from license plates.






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"We never really bury our dead, We take them with us, It's the prize of Living."
"They went not for Conquest and not for Gain, but Only to Protect the Anquished and Innocent." 
"There is no honorable way to Kill, no gentle way to Destroy, There is nothing good in War, Except it's Ending."

Cuando estoy imprimiendo un trabajo y la tinta cada vez es más clara



A Master Class in singing God Bless America,.......




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~ "When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the Moon and the Stars, which you

have set in place,

what is Man that you are mindful of him,

and the Son of Man that you care for him." ~

~ King David ~


"Pray for the Troops, Pray for the World!"Always!!

In 1782, Thomas Jefferson wrote,

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His Justice cannot sleep forever." hmmm....









Thank you for stopping by,........... Let's be Great today! & God Bless  

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"In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word, was with God,

and the Word was God, and the Word became flesh and dwelt

among Us"

~ "John" ~