Just a few hours ago, the FBI released footage from a surveillance camera, and thusly some screenshots from said video, of two men walking along at the Boston Marathon. According to Special Agent Greg Comcowich: More…
A bystander, Derrick Hurtt, was filming the fertilizer plant fire after it erupted in West, Texas yesterday, but he got more than he planned. The explosion. This footage has been all over the news so you may very well have seen it. But the news typically stops right after the explosion finishes. What is not seen or heard are his daughters crying out in complete terror that she cannot hear and that she desperately wanting to leave. More…
Oh, Paul Ryan put his foot in his mouth today, and this is a perfect example of a Freudian slip. Ryan and his irk want nothing less than to destroy our current health care system, especially with the Affordable Health Care Act in place now. But protocol keeps Ryan from being blunt enough to label it as “destroying the health care system” – unless it’s a Freudian Slip. More…
A 10-ton meteor streaked at supersonic speed over Russia’s Ural Mountains on Friday, setting off blasts that injured hundreds of people possibly upwards to over a thousand. Many locals feared they were being bombed. Watch this first video below. I would think the exact same thing. The explosion shakes the ground. You can hear glass shattering all around the man taking the video. Car alarms go off all around. Then you see the people in the street panicking and running for cover. More…
On August 13th, John McCain was interviewed on the Nevada program “Face to Face” by reporter Jon Ralston. Naturally, the topic of Romney’s tax returns was brought up. McCain went on to explain the he, himself, did not go through all the tax returns, but rather his staff did.
“I think [Reid] is wrong. I did not examine every one of those tax returns. I had a team — we vetted a whole bunch of people, I didn’t go through every one,” McCain said, and he goes on, “Nothing in these tax returns showed that he did not pay taxes.”
However, at the one-minute mark, McCain says the following:
“I am absolutely confident that he did not pay taxes. I mean that he did pay, excuse me, that he did pay taxes.”
The ultimate dream of flight – soaring through the air, with total freedom in all three dimensions, not within a heavy and complicated machine but with only one’s body and sensations – a dream everybody had at least once in their life. “Jetman” made it real.
Reminiscent of the famous superman scene, Yves “Jetman” Rossy has flown in close formation with the Breitling Douglas DC-3 vintage aircraft, giving the passengers on board the unique experience to see the world’s first jet powered man in full flight.
Virginia TV CBS 6 meteorologist Aaron Justus decided to have some fun on Saturday by spicing up the weather forecast. The forecast starts out like any other forecast with Aaron standing in front of a map. However, rather than the normal summer weather, he warns up a volcanic eruption which will produce a temperature of 400 degrees in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fun footage of a dancing traffic cop in Manila which has been synced to the song “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. This guy has some moves! I have to wonder, though, if there is any music playing anywhere, or if he has on an iPod or an mp3 player.
George Carlin was way ahead of his time. He saw what so many people did not see when it came to politics and government, religion, as well as society as a whole. In his unique way, George Carlin would turn the “wtf’s” in life into comedy. Although as we laugh at what he says, many of us realize that the facts behind the jokes are truly no laughing matter.
Incredible footage of semi-trailer trucks literally sucked up in the air and tossed around as though they are match-box toys. Footage from the tornadoes which struck Dallas-Ft Worth on Tuesday. Heavy damage, yet no casualties. Very lucky.
If you have not seen this footage, it is amazing. I am from tornado alley, and my jaw still drops when I watch this. Found a nice HD upload from the CNN coverage, so you can really see nature at work here.
Today, President Obama revealed his picks for this year’s bracket for the NCAA basketball tournament. His Final Four are too “safe” for my taste, although the rest of his picks are not bad. Obama’s bracket is shown further down this posting. For his Final Four, Obama chose:
Hands down the most epic time-lapse footage of circling the earth as recorded on the International Space Station you will see. Includes some magnificent Aurora Australis sequences, and personally, I love seeing the lightning flashes in the clouds.
That’s right. You read the title correctly. Senate Bill 507, introduced by Senator Grothman (R-West Bend) on February 23, 2012, would require the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize that non-marital parenthood is a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect. Single parents make up a third of all Wisconsin parents. Once again, I am livid! What the hell is going on in our country? We seem to be going backwards in time as people’s rights start disappearing.
I am sure you have all heard by now that a powerful severe storm system moved across the United States on Friday, with a slew of tornadoes from Alabama to Indiana contributing to at least five deaths and threatening even more destruction as the day wore on.
This was from his appearance at Comic Relief in 1986.
Absolutely amazing encounter of a troop of wild gorillas which wandered into this camp. On Dec. 11, King was in a private safari camp near Bwindi National Park, in Uganda, to see mountain gorillas. Apparently, they wanted to see him, too. He was sitting beside a trail when a family of wild gorillas joined him. Curious about their fellow primate, at least two of the gorillas touched King’s head and neck, smelled him and tasted him on their fingers. I can only imagine how his heart was racing during this whole time. Although typically not agressive, a male Silverback does have the strength to tear apart a man limb by limb in only a few mere seconds should he feel his family is being threatened. More…
Yes, I am on the slow boat from China here…. I completely missed this back in March/April 2010. If you haven’t seen it, well, it will make you cry either from laughing so hard, or from the realization that someone like this is an elected official – or both. He ate too many paint chips as a child. Too bad I missed this… would have had fun with creating some meme’s of this footage….
In this video footage of a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to “tip over and capsize” due to overpopulation. More…
Twenty nine people, including several policemen, were taken to the hospital with injuries and more than two hundred people, including many Germans, were arrested as result of clashes between police and right-wing extremists during November 11events held in Warsaw to commemorate Poland’s Independence Day.
Riots started in Konstytucji Square even before a march of several thousand people scheduled for 3 pm by the far-right and nationalist groups All-Polish Youth (Mlodziez Wszechpolska) and National-Radical Camp (Oboz Narodowo-Radykalny) began. More…
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in many cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Here is a video made from footage I took at the Albuquerque NM Dia de los Muertos Marigold Parade held on November 6, 2011. More…
The protest held in Albuquerque on Saturday, October 15th was truly a phenomenal site! The first protest on October 1st peaked with probably just under 300 people in attendance. Fewer attended on October 8th. We took to the downtown streets on October 12th and protested in front of all the banks, and we had around 30 individuals that day. We may have been small, but our voices were loud. When October 15th arrived, I was unsure how many would attend. When I walked to the protest site, which was in front of Wells-Fargo in Nob Hill on Central Ave, my jaw literally hit the ground and my heart soared sky-high! People were packed 3 to 4 deep for many blocks long, all with signs in hand and hopes high. Estimated attendance between 700 to 800. Every age (the Raging Grannies were present!), race, religion, and socioeconomic background appeared. All in complete support of the Occupy Wall Street and Global Change movement! This truly was the Protest Heard Around the World!
In the very beginning at about 6 seconds, even though the cell phone camera is moving all over, you can see Gaddafi’s mouth moving…. probably pleading.
Update post publishing: When I first watched this, I thought he was dead by mid-video. I watched it a few more times, and he is still alive… pleading as they lift him in the back of the transport. I did change the title to reflect this is not the video showing him being killed.
Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, vice chairman of Libya’s National Transitional Council, confirmed that the ousted leader had been killed on October 20, 2011 near Sirte.
“We announce to the world that Muammar Gaddafi has been killed at the hands of the revolutionaries,” Ghoga told a news conference in Benghazi.
The news came shortly after the NTC captured Sirte after weeks of fighting.
In the wee hours of the morning on Monday, October 10th, shortly after midnight, the New Mexico state police raided the Occupy Albuquerque camp and evicted the protesters to the sidewalk for the night. Due to some miscommunication with UNM, the wrong permit had been filed and campus could not be occupied past 10 PM. The group had been camped out for over a week, and in constant communication occurred with all pertinent parties, but UNM and the police decided they needed to move the campers in the middle of a dead sleep.