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Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Seahawks
" It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi
A night at the ESPYS
A look at the best social media reaction from Wednesday's ESPY awards, where the Seahawks took home "Best Team" and cornerback Richard Sherman was named "Best Breakthrough Athlete"
Winning the Super Bowl is one thing. Defending a Super Bowl title is something completely different, as the Seahawks are about to discover as they opened training camp on Thursday and will practice for the first time on Friday.
"Whether you pushed me or pulled me, drained me or fueled me, loved me or left me, hurt me or helped me, you are a part of my growth & no kidding, I "Thank You"! Drone Captures Stunning Images Of Seattle’s Space Needle, Ends In Visit From The Cops Police found no visible damage to the Space Needle despite witness reports claiming the drone crashed into the Seattle landmark.
According to the Seattle Police Department’s blog the incident took place Tuesday evening:
Congratulations to Germany
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 21 - Jul 27
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~ "Every set back might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become that much better." ~
Hey Friend's,......... Today July 25 2014, have a strong weekend! Today, Moving slow not to much pain, but Ok! May you have a Strong Day Friend's,....
My heart really go's out to the Netherlands MH17, so so sad. and another plane missing! have Doc. appt next week another check up.
kind of sleep walking through the day. I'am getting it back together, (the page.) just moving slow. for those who don't know,.... my tumer in my right kidney has gone into remmison, Yeah! I know!
My Doc. had me do another CT scan and they found I had a double Hernia, so it's been two weeks since the surgery, still getting my strengh back & mending,
So this is why I don't stay online that long, and when I do I go to Twitter and not facebook, I get confused so easy, I guess I go on facebook about twice a week. Just bare with me Friend's it's been a battle, my body is pretty beat up.
but I think Im winning the battle. I Thank you All for all the Support, your thought's and prayers have meat so much!
I really messed it up again, I don't no what I do? lost the whole page.
So I'am starting over, starting today July, 21 2014.
Just bare with me! I know, it suck's when I do this,..... Oh well.
Doing This,....... so medicated I'm Ok!
It's Summer,........ I'll just sit here!
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Fri July 25, 2014
HOLY SITES TARGETED IN IRAQ
Islamic State militants destroy one of Iraq's most-revered shrines, said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. 'Turned to dust' »
Shooting at Pennsylvania hospital leaves one dead, two wounded
Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said the shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in a treatment room at Mercy Fitzgerald Wellness Center in Darby, Pennsylvania, according to CNN affiliate KYW-TV.
Whelan said it appears an outpatient psychiatric patient shot and killed the caseworker, and the doctor, who was carrying his own weapon, shot the patient. Authorities said they did not know why the patient opened fire.
He identified the patient as Richard Plotts of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and the caseworker as Theresa Hunt of Pennsylvania.
The doctor, Lee Silverman, was grazed by a bullet but otherwise not injured, Whelan said. Plotts was in critical condition at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the district attorney said
Witnesses described a chaotic scene as numerous law enforcement officers descended on the hospital.
"The scene looked like a small army. It was very surreal but it was comforting that if something happens this severe and we can come together," said Rohan Hepkins, mayor of nearby Yeadon, Pennsylvania.
"The police came in droves and they locked down everything. They chased everybody on the inside and then we (saw) a SWAT team come in," a bystander told CNN affiliate KYW.
CNN's Dominique Dodley, Christy Lenz, Chelsea Carter and Rob Frehse contributed to this report
Eddie Vedder’s first pitch at Wrigley Field. Don’t it make you smile?
Hm. Probably not where he intended that throw to go.
The one-handed fan catch. Well done, sir.
Being immortalized as a GIF is sometimes better than catching a home run ball.
Carlos Gomez Is A Dancing Ninja Turtle
Mark Reynolds was a guest on MLB Network's Yukfest Live with human balloon-from-the-supermarket-checkout-line Kevin Millar and Chris Rose Wednesday afternoon and got himself videobombed by Carlos Gomez. This was no run-of-the-mill videobomb, though, Gomez was dressed up as Leonardo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. We might finally have an explanation for this bizarre novelty shirt that looks like a pizza stain.
The hosts spent a few minutes trying to guess who was in the Leonardo costume, eventually asking to see him move his hips, which led to the dance moves you see above.
Gomez eventually broke the cardinal sin of stuffed costume-wearing and removed his Leonardo head to cool off. I think he also tried to smell the back of Reynolds's head? I dunno, baseball players are weird, man.
Gomez apparently obtained and wore the costume because his son asked him to, which is a pretty Cool Dad move on his part.
Ryan Raburn Defensive Meltdown Leads To Easiest Inside-The-Parker Ever
We've seen bad defense from Ryan Raburn before, but this is really something.
For at least the second time in his career, the outfielder (now with the Indians) allowed a man to circle the bases entirely due to defensive miscues. The beneficiary this time was Kansas City's Mike Moustakas, and it broke a 0-0 tie in the eighth inning.
updated 7:27 AM PDT, Thu July 24, 2014
The aircraft vanishes from radar shortly after takeoff from Burkina Faso with 116 people on board. Sandstorm in area »
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.
APS said authorities lost contact with flight AH 5017 an hour after it took off from Burkina Faso, although other officials gave other timings, adding to confusion about the fate of the flight and where it might be.
Dozens die in militant attack on convoy carrying Iraqi inmates
An Iraqi child walks through a displacement camp Saturday, June 28, in Khazair, Iraq. Vast swaths of northern Iraq, including the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have fallen as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, advances toward Baghdad, the capital. The ISIS militants want to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the region, stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.
Baghdad (CNN) -- Nearly five dozen inmates were killed when militants attacked a convoy of Iraqi security forces who were transferring them from one prison to another, police said Thursday.
At least 58 inmates died in the suicide attack and eight security force members were injured.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said they believed it was carried out by fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The Islamist group has gained control of large swaths of the two Mideast nations.
Ruben Tejada Leaves Game After Taking Fastball To The Skull
Ruben Tejada left today's Mets-Mariners game in Seattle after being hit in the head by a 93 mph fastball from Taijuan Walker.
It's the second HBP in 24 hours for Tejada, who stayed in last night's game after being hit in the hand. Let's all applaud ROOT Sports in Seattle for the sponsored "I'm lovin' it" super-mo camera.
Phillies Fans' Reactions To Dan Uggla's Grand Slam Are Amazing
THIS is what happens when you play with your food.
Best friends forever.
Jordy Mercer turns a base hit into two outs.
This looked like a single off the bat. Then Miguel Rojas happened.
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Wed July 23, 2014
Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash
By Jason Hanna and Ashley Fantz, CNN
(CNN) -- As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands on Wednesday, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.
At least nine other people were injured in the crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane, which happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported.
CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.
Witnesses said they saw homes on fire, the affiliate said.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known. Some media reports said the plane was making a crash landing prompted by strong winds from Typhoon Matmo, which hit Taiwan early Wednesday, according to CNA.
The plane, an ATR 72, had taken off from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, CNA reported. The Penghu Islands are off the main Taiwanese island's west coast.
There were 54 passengers and four crew aboard the flight, said Jean Shen, the director-general of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, at a press conference.
BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17
Dutch royals, officials and families of the passengers will be at the tarmac when the remains arrive. FULL STORY
The bounce. The bounce is what makes this particularly humiliating for the San Francisco fan and absolutely wonderful for the rest of us. That it comes as he tries to adjust his pants while a furry mascot crosses him up is but a delicious, added bonus.
The video is not embeddable, but you can watch the whole thing over at NFL.com, which you should obviously do because look at that guy bounce! Once he hits the deck, there is at least an inch, maybe six, between his body and the ground before he slams back down again, this time with his face giving his body a little bit of a break. While all this is happening, the Seahawks mascot is hot-dogging and taunting his way to a "touchdown" in a parking lot or something. Just a brutal moment to have caught on camera.
Lucas Duda to the plate… AANNDD IT’S GONE.
Sometimes you gotta blame it on the bat.
Aaron Hill seals a victory for the Diamondbacks in style.
Brett Gardner gives a fan a souvenir, hysteria ensues.
This is Munenori Kawasaki’s first MLB start at third base. *Drops mic*
Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era
That tarp may be able to stop the rain, but it can’t stop Freddie Freeman from making this grab!
Jack White: Rock icon, baseball aficionado.
BREAKING NEWS: THE DOWNING OF FLIGHT 17
updated 7:17 AM PDT, Tue July 22, 2014
Grieving father of MH17 victim pens open letter to Putin
'Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child,' Hans de Borst writes
Hans de Borst takes to social media to cope with the loss of his 17-year-old daughter on Flight MH17. 'Life is ruined' »
A grief-stricken father whose 17-year-old daughter was a passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has penned an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In the letter posted to Facebook, Hans de Borst wrote that his daughter, Elsemiek de Borst, had planned to become an engineer.
"Elsemiek would next year take her final exam, along with her best friends Julia and Marina, and she did well in school," de Borst wrote. "She then wanted to go to TU Delft to study engineering, and she was looking forward to it! She is suddenly no more! From the air she was shot in a foreign country where a war is going on."
Elsemiek, he wrote, was traveling from The Hague to Malaysia with her mother (de Borst's ex-wife), brother and stepfather on MH17. She was one of 193 Dutch victims of the crash. The Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam was shot down over the Russia-Ukraine border, killing all 298 passengers and crew.
"Many thanks to the Separatist leaders of Ukrainian government for the murder of my dear and only child," de Borst wrote. "Gentlemen of the above, I hope you're proud of including her and her young life was shot up too, and you can look in the mirror!
"Thanks again," he added, signing the letter: "Sincerely, Elsemiek's father, Hans de Borst from Monster, whose life is ruined."
De Borst wasn't the only grieving Dutch parent to address Putin.
"Mr. Putin, send my children home," Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son Bryce and his girlfriend, Daisy Oehlers, were among those killed in the crash, told Sky TV. "Send them home. Please."
Fredriksz-Hoogzand told the Associated Press she was appalled at the way the crash site was being handled.
"I am not a politician," she said on Sunday. "But I know for sure that Mr. Putin can do something.
"No words can describe it," Fredriksz-Hoogzand continued. "Bodies are just lying there for three days in the hot sun. There are people who have this on their conscience. There are families who can never hold the body of a child or a mother."
Melltalica's guitar player Kirk Hammett Facepalm & Lars Uduring match, World Cup Final
#NBA Summer League; Isaiah Canaan shows Andrew Wiggins ZERO respect
This baseball was gone. And then Dustin Ackley brought it back.
Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era
Zelous Wheeler provides the range.
Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.
Mother, son's eerie MH17 selfie surfaces
Social Media Posts Show Last Moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims
By Ko Im
Gary Slok and his mother
These snapshots might have been their last. Cellphones and the Web have been tracking the lives of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in eastern Ukraine last week:
• Fifteen-year-old Gary Slok and his mother, Petra, were going on a dream vacation and snapped a photo before departure.
• In one video, there's audible preparation for liftoff from Amsterdam.
• A picture of the Boeing 777 on the runway quickly went viral after it was uploaded to Facebook. Dutch musician Cor Pan joked about its possible disappearance, referencing missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. He and his florist girlfriend, Neeltje Tol, were supposed to go on a trip together. Friends and family had sent their well-wishes on the online post.
An adorable 105-year-old threw out the 1st pitch at a Padres game
Meet Agnes McKee, who at 105 is the oldest person ever to throw out the first pitch at a San Diego Padres game.
(Jake Roth, USA Today Sports)
You Go Agnes!
Wait for it,....
I Thank you All for the Support & Prayers
Doc. keep's a pretty good eye on me,..........
I will not let it take my sense of humor!
If I have made you Grin, Chuckle, Smile, LOL, Shy, Oh or Ah in any way,
well then,.... I did my job! with the help of you, Thank You!
It's healthy to Laugh.