Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
They are images that would send shivers down the spine of any keen beach goer this summer.
A group of sharks were being hunted by an orca just metres from Tuatapere Beach.
As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to
"make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our
hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other
"seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges
that would make many of us wither.
Harold Schlumberg is such a person:
QUOTE FROM HAROLD:
"I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that
you're retired?' Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering
background, and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer,
wine and vodka into urine.
Then I piss on a photo of Obama.....
I do it every day and I really enjoy it."
Harold is an inspiration to us all.
What if the Beatles were Irish?
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Michigan State University associate professor of mechanical engineering Norbert Mueller describes his Wave Disk Generator, for which he has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a prototype new engine and generator technology that can dramatically improve efficiencies and reduce costs of electric hybrid vehicles.
According to Jessica Laurence of "The stars of Loose Women, Eastenders and Coronation Streethave stripped bare for a photo shoot in Best magazine as part of a campaign to fight ageism in TV. Posing completely nude for the magazine's Body Image issue, Gillian Taylforth (EastEnders), Beverley Callard (Coronation Street), Sherrie Hewson and Andrea McLean (Loose Women) protested against the scarcity of roles for older women on television."
Please consider joining the VFW
It is a great organization to belong to
And only $30 a year for membership