One unarmed Ukrainian woman stops an entire column of tanks with one hand.
Her left hand at that.
While not entirely sure just exactly what that means,
I think that one has to be impressed with a man so dialed in to his mind, body and spirit that he felt death coming well enough in advance to get off a quick note about it.
Click on the photo for a pretty good Wikipedia primer on this powerful little man.
One hundred years ago this weekend, the most destructive storm in their recorded history struck the Great Lakes.
Bodies along the beach south of Goderich, Ontario wearing Wexford life jackets. Photo: The Historical Collection of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University, as used in The Wexford: Elusive Shipwreck of the Great Storm, 1913; Paul Carroll.
Twelve ships went down with all hands, eight on Lake Huron as over 250 men were lost.
Waves reached thirty six feet as winds in excess of eighty miles and hour were recorded.
Sustained winds of over sixty miles per hour raged throughout the Great Lakes Region for over sixteen hours.
Click on the photo above for a nicely done story on this tragedy from The Detroit News.
This one has well over three million hits by now, so maybe you've seen it.
We post it as an example of the attitude and quality of service being provided to the American people by the Federal Government of the United States of America.
Which service by the way, the American people are paying top dollar for.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a real long sidewalk .......
Named after the application for unemployment benefits from the United Kingdom, UB40 went on to sell over 70 million records over their 30 plus year career, during which time they have filled major concert venues on every continent and nearly every country on this earth.
If ever there was a testament to the power of simple songs with simple parts and simple arrangements played perfectly night in and night out it is UB40.
Here is the incomparable Ali Campbell on vocals and hips. Robin Campbell playing his upside down strung, Fender Strat, left handed. Astro doing whatever it is that Astro does. James Brown is on the drum kit and Norman Hassan is playing percussion. Earl Falconer is playing bass guitar and Mickey Virtue the keyboards. The back line features Brian Travers on a Yamaha WX7 breath controller to a synth, along with Henry and Patrick Tenyue on Trombone and Trumpet respectively,
Where Did I Go Wrong.
And from the same show, because I couldn't make up my mind.
Come Out To Play.
“I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name.
Click on the pie chart over there to the right for a series of three charts summarizing the opinions of the men and women in America's armed forces concerning air strikes on Syria, whether President Obama's proposed military intervention in Syria is in America's national interest, and whether or not Congress should pass a resolution on military action against Syria.
When it comes to Jerry Lee Lewis, ain't nothin' we could say here that hasn't already been said before ..... and then some.
So we'll spare you.
This vid is titled from 1964 which puts it near the recording of Jerry Lee's Live at the Star Club, Hamburg which is commonly acknowledged to stand among the greatest live records in the history of Rock and Roll.
This is Jerry Lee Lewis just beginning to move away from Rock and Roll and into Country music, performing the Hank Williams classic, You Win Again.
I've no real idea on the drummer or the rest of the band.
If forced to guess, I'm going with Dave Maine of/and the Nashville Teens.
Building 7 goes down.
Can you say, "Controlled demolition"?
We knew you could.
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