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Food for thought 'just saying'

Has America Really Stopped Dreaming?? Do you realize that the 850 billion dollar bank bailout. That sum of money is greater than the entire 50 year running budget of NASA. The NASA budget is four tenths of one penny on a tax dollar. If I held up the tax dollar and I cut horrizontally into it four tenths of one percent of its width. It doesn't even get you into the ink... So I will not accept a statement that says we cannot afford it. - Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist

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The Human Camera ~ Stephen Wiltshire

Stephen Wiltshire MBE, (born 24 April 1974) is a British architectural artist of West Indian ancestry who has been diagnosed with autism. He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. His work has received worldwide popularity. In 2006, Wiltshire was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to art. In the same year, he opened a permanent gallery on the Royal Opera Arcade in London. excerpts from wiki... more Stephen Wiltshi

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The 84th Academy Awards 'The Oscars'

Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards TF'ers Below are the 84th Oscar Award Nominees. Who do you think will win? Do you agree with the choices? Do you feel the Academy missed any important candidates? Let the Discussion begin... Best Picture "The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer "The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer "The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Ba

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Rebel Without A Cause - Starring Marlon Brando?

Rebel Without A Cause - Rare Brando - Screen Test Funny the other day I was watching Rebel Without A Cause starring: James Dean, Natalie Wood and Dennis Hopper.. Oh yeah I forgot to also mention the dude that played Thurston Howell the III and Mr. Magoo. Jim Backus. If you haven't seen the classic. Rebel is well worth sitting through and watching. The other day on Youtube, I stumbled on this old Brando screen test. Watching the screen test, it gave me food for thought. IMHO Brando could h

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The Stephen McDow Incident - If it was you. What would you do?

Sorry I apologize. Not able to embed this video you will just have to click the link below.. OK: here's the story: Stephen McDow is charged with one felony count of grand theft by misappropriation of lost property — with an enhancement for taking property worth over $65,000 — after finding the money in his own checking account. He received the money on Sept. 10, 2010 and on Sept. 11, 2010 he started spending the money on various bills that he had,†said Lockhart. Lockhart said the mix-u

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Jumping From The Edge Of The World ..No Guts No Glory!!

'Joe Kittinger was really the first man in space.' Think about it when you are on an average commercial jet airliner flight you are roughly 30,000 feet above sea level he was 3 times that high in the upper atmosphere before he jumped into a free fall. Col. Joseph W. Kittinger - Skydiving From The Edge Of The World On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger jumped his last Excelsior jump, doing so from an air-thin height of 102,800 feet (31,334 meters). From that nearly 20 miles altitude, his tumble

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Bob Marley the 30th Anniversary of his death (Homage to the Prince of Reggae)

A blue plaque marks the spot but Ridgmount Gardens in Camden is one of several London homes associated with Bob Marley Bob Marley's statue @ 56 Hope Road Kingston Jamaica Many things in life that I wish I could experience, going to a live Bob Marley concert is one of them, next is going to a live Jimi Hendrix concert and another..don't laugh... but also a concert of the 'King of Rock n Roll' Elvis. I of course wasn't even born yet when these guys were touring. So some things ar

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A Tribute to Bruce Lee (Homage)

A Tribute to Bruce Lee (Homage) - wiki He died young at the age of only 32, his death is shrouded in mystery, but his influence on popular culture continues to be felt today. Bruce Lee lost interview -screen test for the green hornet P.S. The old dude that was used for the demo was rather funny.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrTY1WcN1eY&feature=related Bruce Lee Interviews Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SkzlGiHnv0 Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN8PfMdBIjw&

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The Huckleberry Controversy

Bit of a skirmish in the culture wars this week, as word spread that the publisher NewSouth Books is coming out with a new edition of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The notable feature of this expurgated edition is that they have removed all 219 appearances of the N word , replacing them with the word “slave.” (They’ve also removed “Injun,” although this doesn’t push people’s buttons quite as directly as the N word does) He dropped the N word over 200 times Mark Twain wa

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1958 California Home movies

The coolest 16mm home movies of 1958 San Francisco you'll see all day. Jeff Altman -- San Francisco the early years before the camera cellphone or the modern invention of the camcorder.   He shares more interesting old 16 mm home movies. He even has footage of Disneyland in1956. It's almost like California of yester year in a time capsule -- very enjoyable site with a unique personal touch. If you are interested here is a link to his web page.  Jeff Altman       Home Movies At DisneyLand -

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Rare Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

This looks pretty kewl   Lunar Eclipse Falls on Winter Solstice for First Time in Centuries     As many as 1.5 billion people worldwide will be able to watch when the Earth's shadow creeps across the moon's surface early Tuesday morning, the first time in hundreds of years that a lunar eclipse will fall on the winter solstice. This year's event will take 3 hours and 38 minutes. The eclipse begins on Tuesday at 1:33 a.m. ET, when the Earth's dark-red shadow will turn up on the edge of the moo

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Daniel Day Lewis to Play Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis to play Lincoln             Known from period films such as the (2002's 'Gangs of New York' and 2007's 'There Will Be Blood').       Steven Spielberg's has chosen Daniel Day Lewis to play the late 16th United States president  Abraham Lincoln. The biopic has been delayed over the past several years, with Liam Neeson originally slated to play the role.       The long-awaited film, which Deadline says will begin filming next fall, will "focus on the political collision of Lincoln

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Amazing kids :)

In the first video       We all know that Life in North Korea is unlike life anywhere else. Because the country it so closed off, we don't see much of it. But the pieces that leak out are strangely fascinating. That's especially true when it comes to children. North Korean children are extremely disciplined. Take Kang Eunju, for example. She is an amazing guitarist. But even more amazing is the fact that she's still in Kindergarten. Amazing!! Please let me know if you can see this video not

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Who controls the internet?

an interesting article from Financial Times   http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3e52897c-d0ee-11df-a426-00144feabdc0.html Who controls the internet? By Misha Glenny Published: October 8 2010 23:40 | Last updated: October 8 2010 23:40   General Keith Alexander, commander of USCYBERCOM, prepares to testify before the House Armed Services Committee, Washington, September 2010 Squared-jawed, with four stars decorating each shoulder, General Keith Alexander looks like a character st

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Sintel - 3D

"Sintel" is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. With initial funding provided by 1000s of donations via the internet community, it has again proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film. This 15 minute film has been realized in the studio of the Amsterdam Blender Institute, by an international team of artists and

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"The Super Fight"

In 1970, Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali got together and sparred a few rounds with cameras rolling.   Well not really.   Punch-by-punch details of the boxer's records during their prime were entered into an NCR 315 computer. Also their strengths, weaknesses, fighting styles and patterns and other factors and scenarios that the boxers could go through were converted into formulas. The NCR-315 with 20K of memory was supplied by SPS (Systems Programming Services), an independent service burea

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