Thursday, February 28, 2013
A social design lab in The Netherlands has managed to solve that age old-problem of how to instantaneously broadcast to everyone that you are sexually aroused - specifically, by creating a dress that becomes transparent the moment it senses an increased heart rate. Talk about a dress that leaves little to the imagination!
A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the
cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers.
Just then a young Marine came running into the center and asked what they needed. After hearing what the center director was trying to do, he ran back out into the hallway and disappeared. The director thought, "Well, here we are, on our own."
About 2 minutes later, that Marine returned with 40 other Marines in tow. Each of them grabbed a crib with a child, and the rest started gathering up toddlers. The director and her staff then helped them take all the children out of the center and down toward the park near the Potomac. Once they got about 3/4 of a mile outside the building, the Marines stopped in the park, and then did a fabulous thing - they formed a circle with the cribs, which were quite sturdy and heavy, like the
covered wagons in the Old West. Inside this circle of cribs, they put the toddlers, to keep them from wandering off. Outside this circle were the 40
Marines, forming a perimeter around the children and waiting for instructions. There they remained until the parents could be notified and come get their children.
The chaplain then said, "I don't think any of us saw nor heard of this on any of the news stories of the day. It was an incredible story of our men there." There wasn't a dry eye in the room. The thought of those Marines and what they did and how fast they reacted; could we expect any less from them? It was one of the most touching stories from the Pentagon.
It's the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the military, please pass this on and pray for our men and women, who have served and are currently serving our country, and pray for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
GOD BLESS OUR MARINES AND ALL THE MILITARY.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
OBAMACARE IS A KILLING MACHINE AND MILLIONS WILL DIE By Dr. Laurie Roth February 21, 2013 NewsWithViews.com - See more at: http://www.newswithviews.com/Roth/laurie364.htm#sthash.Xrl21zEd.dpuf
Hong Kong (CNN) -- Not your average great-great grandfather, Fauja Singh has completed nine 26-mile (42-kilometer) marathons since taking up long-distance running just over a decade ago.
On Sunday, the 101-year-old Sikh finished his final competitive race in Hong Kong, putting an end to a sporting career that has raised thousands of dollars for charity and been an inspiration to many around the world.
Nicknamed "Turbaned Tornado" by fans for his distinctive traditional headwear, Singh said he began long-distance running in an attempt to lift the depression that engulfed him after he witnessed the death of his son.
"I suffered a tragic incident in my life, a traumatic experience; I took up running as a new focus in life. And then marathon running developed from there," he told CNN at a training session before Sunday's race.
Fauja Singh smiles after completing the 10-kilometer run during the 2013 Hong Kong Marathon on Sunday.
He completed the 10-kilometer route that wound its way along Hong Kong's harborfront in one hour 32 minutes and 28 seconds -- four minutes faster than his time last year despite a small stumble.
"Five or six kilometers into the race, I really decided to go for it," he said. "I had lots of power today because I was very happy. "
Singh moved to the UK from India following the death of his son and entered his first marathon in London in 2000 aged 89.
In 2011, Singh became the first centenarian on record to complete a marathon after finishing the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2011 in eight hours and 11 minutes and six seconds.
He was also a torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics and was featured in Adidas' "Impossible is nothing" advertising campaign.
"He's focused, determined and single minded ... he's never set out to break records," said his trainer Harmander Singh, who has been coaching him for 13 years.
Although the Hong Kong event was Singh's last competitive race, his coach said the centenarian will still run for pleasure.
"He's my best student, I would say, which is ironic because he's twice my age."
As he hangs up his running shoes, Singh told CNN he had no secret diet or training regimen. He attributed his success to a simple love of the sport.
"It's because of the happiness I get out of it. If something makes you happy, you'll do it well."
CNN's Aloke Devichand, Elizabeth Joseph and Diego Laje contributed reporting in Hong Kong.
Smart Money Strategies For Obama 2.0
This story appears in the December 10, 2012 issue of Forbes.
William Baldwin, Forbes Staff
What are the odds of a tax overhaul during Obama’s second term? In 1986 President Reagan engineered a rewrite of the tax code that lowered the top rate to 28% and partly paid for that cut by choking off commercial tax shelters. Don’t count on a repeat performance, says John Buckley, a law professor at Georgetown who was working as a tax expert for Congress at the time of the Reagan tax coup.
The biggest stumbling block is that the federal deficit is so much worse today. At some point, Buckley says, the Federal Reserve and Chinese banks will have their fill of U.S. Treasury bonds. The federal government has to get its deficit down to a sustainable level–meaning a deficit no larger than the growth in nominal GDP. At the moment the deficit is roughly double that.
What about curtailing itemized deductions as payment for lower rates? That would be problematic, says Buckley. Eliminating all deductions would be, besides politically close to impossible, surprisingly modest in its yield–good for only $2.5 trillion over a decade.
The country may yet grow its way out of the fiscal crisis. But you have to allow for the rising cost of government, college and medical care. With that bleak reality in mind, consider these strategies for wealth building.
1. Buy stocks. Brush off that ominous market crash during election week. If you’re buying to hold for 40 years, the fiscal cliff, the possibility of a recession in 2013 and the antics of a lame duck Congress don’t matter. The ability of risky investments like stocks to reward long-term holders is what matters.
Inside a tax-sheltered account like a 401(k), the best option is a low-cost diversified stock fund. If your company plan has a brokerage window with low commissions, use an exchange-traded fund like the Schwab U.S. Broad Market Fund (ticker:SCHB), the Vanguard Total World Stock Fund (VT), or the Vanguard Total U.S. Stock Market Fund (VTI).
Outside a tax-sheltered account? Buying individual stocks can make sense as a way to lower your management costs and increase your opportunity to harvest capital losses.
James Grant, the acerbic publisher of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, never has a kind word for profligate governments and the central bank money printers who sustain them. But even he found a stock on the Athens exchange that he liked. In February he told his readers to buy Metka, a constructor of power plants. It so happens that Metka has most of its payroll in Greece and gets most of its revenue from outside the country. That’s a good combination. Including dividends, the stock is up 48% since Grant recommended it.
What does Grant like now? MetLife, a life insurance company that would see an earnings uptick when the Federal Reserve stops suppressing interest rates.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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The real naked chefs! Crazy web craze sees participants shun meat, dairy products and their clothes
- Three Manchester flatmates started NakedVeganCooking.com
- The site aims to discuss ethical food and positive body imagery
- Enthusiastic fans now send in pictures of them cooking in the nude
PUBLISHED: 18:35 EST, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 EST, 23 February 2013There isn’t any shortage of cooking blogs on the web, with as much choice as anyone could want.
So, when flatmates Jess, Greta and Luke decided to publish their recipes they needed something to make them stand out from the crowd and accidentally sparked an internet craze for baring all in the kitchen.
Naked Vegan Cooking was launched from the Manchester kitchen of the three extroverted friends in June 2011 and now has thousands of followers.