Gadgets

Since I posted a piece on Microsoft’s new tablet the “Surface”, I decided to do one on gadgets in general. There are lots of catagories for gadgets, and this first video has some new ones that really interested me.  They show one that waterproofs your stuff, even electronic things. They show a universal charger that seems compact and easy to keep handy.

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WATERPROOF YOUR STUFF

I found this video useful in looking at waterproofing

Here is one of my favorites for those who travel

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New Microsoft Tablet – Surface

Yes, I admit it, I am a gadget geek!  I love the new toys, I love to see the new adaptations and innovations, and it looks like Microsoft is taking on Apple’s IPad.  I really want to try one out:

So, how does it compare to the IPad?  This video gives a pretty good run down. It looks like IPad may keep an edge on connectivity by being 3g.

Video of strange lights seen in the sky

This is a rather unusual “UFO” video.  Something is going on with these lights in the sky in this video.  I have had two orbs to the East and West of my property for some time, and two nights ago, I demanded they leave and they did. Well, not at first.  I prayed and rebuked them in Yeshua’s name, and demanded they leave in Yeshua’s name and by His authority and they left.  I have zero tolerance for unwanted visitors unless they are from God.  I simply told them to leave in Yeshua’s name unless they were sent from the Lord and not serving the fallen one, and well, they left.  I have a witness, but no footage. Here is footage of what I tend to see, but this guy has them zoomed in on and there are all these lights coming off the main light.   The two I keep seeing blink from white to red mostly and there is no way they are stars or satellites.  Satellites don’t tend to fly off or blink “out” as it were.   I know, prove it, well, I can’t.  I’d love to get a camera good enough to take video of them.  Enjoy this guys footage:

Great Olympic moments

Whether or not you think the Olympics is a spiritual energy fest for the illuminati or not, I just can’t help but applaud these amazing atheletes who have provided the world with examples of how high we can reach, and how great we can be.  Enjoy these images, and know that whatever your “limitations” are, inside you can reach for your best in all things:

 

Gabby Douglas Olympic monkey commercial

This has to be one of the most beautiful images and inspires me. I have been on a balance beam and U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas jump is breathtaking!

 

 

Lordan Iovtchev, the 39 year old gymnast is competing in the rings finals. This is his 6th Olympic appearance, more than any other gymnast in history.

True Olympic spirit! The caption read The marathon features individual performances of endurance, but two runners from Kenya showed remarkable teamwork during Sunday’s women’s marathon. Near the 10km mark (6.2 miles), Edna Kiplagat wasn’t able to grab a bottle from the water station. Her teammate Mary Keitany was, so the pair found a simple solution. They shared their water bottle.
It seems like such a small gesture, but remember these women are fighting for an Olympic gold medal. Instead of taking advantage of Kiplagat, Keitany offered her fellow Kenyan a hand.

 

Michael Phelps showed humility and grace in this Olympics. He is possibly the greatest athlete ever, and we have been blessed with witnessing his efforts.

 

Oscar Pistorius was the first double-amputee to run an Olympic race, and when he was introduced to the crowd of 80,000, by both his name and nickname (“The Blade Runner”), a big roar went up. In Lane 6, the 25-year-old Pistorius stood on his those J-shaped blades and smiled and waved, the sound uplifting him as if he were on a carpet ride. Olympic History was made by Pistorius.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penn State football punished by NCAA over Sandusky scandal

From the Washington Post

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The NCAA on Monday announced a series of unprecedented sanctions against the Penn State football program for its involvement in the sexual abuse scandal that centered on former coach Jerry Sandusky.

The penaltiesinclude a $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban, an annual reduction of 10 scholarships over a four-year period and five years of probation.

But perhaps the most significant individual sanction in the context of college football history is that all of Penn State’s wins from 1998 to 2011 have been vacated, which means that Joe Paterno, who oversaw the Nittany Lions’ football program for nearly 46 years, no longer is the sport’s all-time winningest coach.

As a result, Paterno’s win total decreased by 111 to 298. He now ranks No. 12 on the all-time coaching wins list. Eddie Robinson, who coached at Grambling University for 57 years, now ranks No. 1 among high-level college football coaches with 408 victories.

The NCAA also announced Monday that current and incoming Penn State football players will be allowed to transfer from the school immediately without penalty. Typically, players who transfer from one Division I school to another are forced by NCAA rule to sit out one season.

The NCAA is considering waiving scholarship limits for any football program that takes in a Penn State transfer. Teams typically are limited to 85 scholarship players.

The school has signed what NCAA president Mark Emmert described as a “consent decree” and will not appeal the sanctions.

“Penn State accepts the penalties and corrective actions announced today by the NCAA,” Penn State President Rodney Erickson said in a written statement released by the school. “With today’s announcement and the action it requires of us, the University takes a significant step forward.”

Bobby Bowden and his Seminoles, all time winning coach

Let me interrupt the story here to share something that I think is applicable, though just my opinion. Yes, I live near Tallahassee, Florida.  I have never really liked the Seminole fans, but when FSU turned themselves in for some violations they themselves discovered, the penalty laid against them took away enough wins from Bobby Bowden to stop him from becoming the all time winningest (it’s a word I tell ya) football coach.  I thought it was unfair given the circumstances.  Now, it appears that two wrongs have been corrected.  Penn State and Paterno probably knew all about their pervert in “residence” Sandusky.  This Penalty is no slap on the wrist. It’s all but killed their football program, and the young men I hope feel they have gotten some true justice.  The other wrong was Bowden not being given the honor he was due, and he now has it.  I am sad for the incident that brought it about, but I can’t help but feel that justice is done twice over now.  Back to the story:

Earlier this month, former FBI director Louis J. Freeh released a report that found Paterno, in concert with three other top Penn State officials, had covered up allegations of child sexual abuse made against Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant coach on the football team, for 14 years.

Last month, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts related to sexual abuse of 10 boys over a 15-year period. He has yet to be sentenced, though the charges carry a minimum 60-year sentence and 442 years at maximum.

Emmert said the Freeh report, which was commissioned by Penn State, “was vastly more involved and thorough than any investigation we’ve ever conducted.”

Typically, the NCAA goes through a process that can span more than a year when it has reason to believe violations of its rules have been committed. That process includes an NCAA investigation, the issuance of a notice of allegations, time for the accused school to respond, a Committee on Infractions hearing and time for the committee to draw its findings. None of that took place in the case of Penn State, and the school is not believed to have committed any violations of NCAA regulations.

“In the Penn State case, the results were perverse and unconscionable,” Emmert said in a news conference Monday. “No price the NCAA can levy will repair the damage inflicted by Jerry Sandusky on his victims.”

Using immoral or criminal behavior as a means to justify sanctions constitutes new territory for the NCAA.

“It’s important to separate this from a traditional enforcement case. That’s not what this was,” Emmert said. “This was an action by the [NCAA] Executive Committee, exercising their authority and working with me to correct what was seen as a horrifically egregious situation in collegiate athletics.”

Also Monday, the Big Ten announced that Penn State will be ineligible for the conference’s football championship game for the next four years, and will be ineligible to receive its share of Big Ten bowl revenues — estimated to be approximately $13 million — over that span.

Those Big Ten bowl revenues will be donated to charitable organizations devoted to the protection of children, the conference said.

Proceeds from the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA, to be paid over a five-year period with a minimum annual payment of $12 million, will go toward an endowment for programs devoted to preventing child sexual abuse and assisting the victims of child sexual abuse. Penn State is not allowed to reduce or eliminate any of its other athletic programs to fund the fine, the NCAA mandated.  Read story here.

Remember those slain by the “Joker”

I think this event is a psy-op to create fear and more division.  There is a human cost in all of this, and the purpose of this post is to honor the lives of those who died.  Let us not ever forget that 12 killed and 58 wounded are not numbers, but real human beings who whether you believe died in in a terrible tragedy of a crazed man or were killed as part of a psy-op, they were important, just as you are and just as our families are.  Please take a moment to pray for each person, for those injured to heal emotionally, spiritually, and physically, and for the families to be comforted.  Our nation must not let this event create more problems:

Aurora Movie Theater Victims

From this site

Jessica N. Ghawi, 24

In early June, Jessica Ghawi walked out of a Toronto mall moments before a gunman walked in. The shootings that followed killed two people and wounded half a dozen more.“I was shown how fragile life was,” Ghawi wrote on her personal blog. “… I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end.”Ghawi, who went by Jessica Redfield professionally, had moved to Denver from Texas a year ago to pursue a career as a sports journalist. She worked as an intern at Denver sports radio station 104.3 The Fan, and with the You Can Play Project, a gay-rights group that supports equality in the locker room.”I specialize in sports media and snark,” Ghawi wrote on her blog. “Not your typical sarcastic feisty redhead attempting to perfect the trifecta of class, sass, and crass. Yankee born, Texas raised, Colorado blooming.”

Micayla C. Medek, 23

On her Facebook page, Micayla identified herself as a Subway “sandwich artist.” A graduate of William C. Hinkley High School in Aurora, she said she was a member of the class of 2015 of the Community College of Aurora. “I’m a simple independent girl who’s just trying to get her life together while still having fun,” she wrote.Medek was among the 10 victims whose bodies were left inside the theater for many hours as investigators struggled to make positive identifications. “She was so easygoing. She never asked anybody for anything. She wouldn’t hurt a fly,” her older sister Amanda Medek said. “She was the most loving person. You couldn’t hate this girl. She was amazing in every way.”

A brown-eyed brunet who loved Hello Kitty, hot pink, fairies, boas and Beanie Babies, Medek, 23, was saving money to travel to India, the homeland of some of her co-workers at Subway.

Her parents, Greg and Rena, recalled her their “sweetheart angel girl.”

The Medeks waited for news all day Friday. Soon after two police officers arrived with the sad news, the medical examiner’s office contacted the family about an autopsy. Greg Medek said he agreed after the medical examiner promised she would fulfill one request: “Will you go down there and squeeze my Cayla’s hand and tell her Mom and Dad love her and it’s not going to hurt?’”

John T. Larimer, 27

John Larimer had been in the United States Navy for just over a year when he died, officials said. He was a petty officer third class and had been stationed at Aurora’s Buckley Air Force Base since October. Larimer worked as a cryptologic technician in a unit from the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet.The Navy informed Larimer’s family of his death Friday, his parents said in a statement. His brother is working with the Navy to bring Larimer’s body home to Crystal Lake, Ill.

“I am incredibly saddened by the loss of Petty Officer John Larimer–he was an outstanding shipmate,” Larimer’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Jeffrey Jakuboski, said in a statement. “A valued member of our Navy team, he will be missed by all who knew him. My heart goes out to John’s family, friends and loved ones, as well as to all victims of this horrible tragedy.”

Alex M. Sullivan, 27

Friday was Alex Sullivan’s 27th birthday, and he apparently died a hero.Based on his wounds, friends said, Sullivan shielded those around him from the bullets.

“He was on the end and he stood up to cover the girls,” said Shelly Fradkin, whose son grew up with and was best friends with Sullivan. She said his love for Batman and other stars shaped his character. “His heart was ready to be that real life superhero.”

Sullivan graduated from Grandview High School in 2003 and studied culinary arts, Fradkin said. In the past, he had worked at movie theaters but was most recently working at Red Robin. He was a newlywed and had no children.

Alexander J. Boik, 18

Alexander “A.J.” Boik, a recent high school graduate who planned to attend Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in nearby Lakewood, was celebrated at an impromptu gathering Saturday evening at his alma mater, Gateway High School in Aurora.Many recalled Boik, 18, as a warm, loving young man who played the violin, loved making pottery and dreamed of teaching art. As Boik’s closest friends and relatives stood shoulder to shoulder, mourners circulated a poem written by a fellow student, Barbara Barocio: “You’re one of the reasons why/Almost all of our days remain bright/Thank you, you are one of our most/Special friends.”

He liked to sketch romantic scenes of couples kissing and walking under clouds that formed the words “I love you.”

His friend Tre Freeman said Boik was a “carefree spirit” who had once grown a handlebar mustache; “I don’t know any other teenager who would do that,” Freeman said.

Gordon W. Cowden, 51

Gordon W. Cowden, 51, was at “The Dark Knight Rises” premiere with his two teenage children, who escaped the shooting safely, according to the Denver Post.”Loving father, outdoorsman and small business owner, Cowden was a true Texas gentleman that loved life and his family,” Cowden’s family said in a statement released to the media. “A quick-witted world traveler with a keen sense of humor, he will be remembered for his devotion to his children and for always trying his best to do the right thing, no matter the obstacle.”

Cowden was a former Austin, Texas, resident, KXAN reported. His family has requested privacy while it grieves.

Alexander C. Teves, 24

Alexander Teves, 24, had recently earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology at the University of Denver, according to the Denver Post.“Alex Teves was an Arizona basketball fan, loved Spider-Man, was an amazing therapist, and died a hero,” a friend who was with him at the theater, Caitlin, wrote on her Twitter account (@dingos8myTARDIS). “He could make us all laugh with his Gollum impression. I’ll never forget that.”

“A neighbor of his parents in Phoenix said they would release a statement when they felt ready, and that neighbors were respecting their privacy by not talking to the media.

Rebecca Ann Wingo, 32

Rebecca Wingo had two daughters, ages 4 and 6. She worked at a medical company in Aurora, friends said, and had gone to see the new Batman movie with Marcus Weaver, 41.

As the bullets flew in the theater, Weaver said he tried to protect her as best he could.

“… When I lifted her up, she was unconscious,” Weaver said. “She may have already passed.”

According to her Facebook page, Wingo was born in Quinlan, Tex. and spent 11 years working for the United States Air Force. She most recently worked as an intake specialist at Schryver Medical in Denver.

Wingo’s family is from California, Weaver said, and she had planned to fly out for a wedding this fall. Her mother identified her body Friday.

Jesse E. Childress, 29

Jesse Childress, 29, will be remembered as loyal and athletic, friends said Saturday as they gathered at a makeshift memorial across the street from the theater.

The U.S. Air Force reserves cyber systems operator died at a nearby hospital, officials said. Childress was single and had no children. He had a pet dog and family in the Los Angeles area.

Friends placed an Air Force flag at the foot of the memorial, where a teddy bear in a miniature uniform and small, folded blue-and-white flags rested.

“He was athletic, fun to be with—he really just wanted to serve,” said Ashley Wasinger, 31, who served with Childress in the Air Force’s 310 Force Support Squadron. She sobbed as she recalled the last time she talked to Childress on Thursday.

“He talked about the movie,” she said. “We’ve all been excited to go. He tried to talk me into going.”

Jonathan T. Blunk, 26

When the bullets started coming, Jon Blunk pushed his girlfriend Jansen Young to the theater floor, she told the “Today” show. She shook him, saying, “Jon, Jon, we gotta go!” and tried to call 911.

Then she raised her head, looked around and saw other people doing the same.

“I think Jon just took a bullet for me,” she remembered thinking.

Blunk had told her that he was born to serve his country, Young said, and was re-enlisting in the armed forces.

“It was just what he wanted to do, and he loved it,” Young said. “He saved me, and he gave me the opportunity to live – he would have done it for anybody that day.”

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6

Veronica Moser-Sullivan, 6, was a “vibrant little girl” on a mother-daughter outing to the midnight screening, a relative said Saturday.

Her mother, 25-year-old Ashley Moser, was getting ready to attend nursing school, Ashley’s aunt Annie Dalton said. Moser remains in critical condition with bullets in her throat and abdomen, the Associated Press reported.

Matthew R. McQuinn, 27

Matthew McQuinn, 27, threw himself in front of his longtime girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, saving her but not himself. Yowler was listed in stable condition Saturday after surgery. The pair had met at a Target store where they worked in Springfield, Ohio, and had applied for transfers to a store in Aurora, according to the Dayton Daily News. “They’re really fun people; we always go out together,” Melissa Downen, a Colorado coworker and friend to the couple, told the Daily News. McQuinn graduated from Vandalia-Butler High School in 2004.

Batman Shooter thinks he’s the Joker

An inmate at the jail where James Holmes is being held in solitary due to other inmates threats to kill him has said,

‘He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,’ a just-released inmate told the Daily News. ‘He’s spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy.’

Holmes, held under suicide watch in solitary confinement, remained in his murderous “Joker” persona after arriving at the Arapahoe Detention Center, a jailhouse worker told the Daily News.

“Let’s just say he hasn’t shown any remorse,” the employee said. “He thinks he’s acting in a movie.”

The man accused in the midnight theater massacre was still acting bizarrely a day after his rampage at a screening of “The Dark Night Rises” — the last film in the Batman trilogy.

“He was spitting at the door and spitting at the guards,” one released inmate told The News outside the jail. “He’s spitting at everything. Dude was acting crazy.”

Holmes — who had dyed his hair red — was also wearing red clothing beneath the black body armor that terrified moviegoers saw when he opened fire early Friday morning, Danilov said.

Jail guards “blacked out his windows with duct tape so no one could see him,” said Danilov. “He was cuffed in the back and had leg shackles.”

The deranged suspected killer, a former honors student and Ph.D. candidate, said nothing and walked deliberately to his cell with six officers. He was offered a breakfast of grits and sausage, and a ham sandwich for lunch. If Holmes was sent into the general jail population, “he won’t live to see Monday’s court appearance,” Danilov said.

Time line of events during the shooting:

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Gun buying booms after shooting

Colorado gun buys surge in wake of tragedy

By Jessica Van Sack

The Aurora, Colo., theater massacre spurred fearful consumers out west to arm themselves yesterday, with some gun shop owners reporting a massive spike in business.

“The phone’s been ringing off the hook today,” said Robert Parker, owner of Parker Arms & Gunsmithing, 17 miles from the site of the rampage. “Anytime something like this happens, people are more apt to think more about wanting to protect themselves. All of those people there were just helpless.”

One hour north of Aurora at Rocky Mountain Shooter Supply, gun sales were up by about 50 percent, manager Bill Cates said.

“They’re just tired of being victims,” he said, adding that more women than usual were purchasing guns. “They just want to be able to protect themselves if they’re in a situation like that.”

Aurora was ground zero for a nationwide run on ammunition in 2009, following fears that the Obama administration would hike taxes on bullets or tighten gun laws, according to a CNN profile at the time.

But Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police officer and former associate professor of criminal justice at Boston University, said the route to safety lies in tighter control of guns.

“Many people would agree, this kind of violence doesn’t take place in other parts of the world as it does in the United States, because the weapons aren’t available,” he said.

James Eagan Holmes, 24, was carrying a military style AR-15 assault rifle, two Glock .40-caliber pistols and a Remington 12-gauge shotgun — all of which were legally purchased — when he walked into a crowded movie theater and allegedly opened fire.

The body count — 12 dead, 58 injured — is likely due to a drum-style high capacity clip on the assault rifle that holds between 50 and 100 rounds.  End story from Boston Herald

 

So, it has begun.  Gun buying was already a booming business before the shooting.  The decision to have a weapon and/or carry one on you is a very serious decision.  I applaud those who take up that responsibility, but it is just that, and awesome responsibility.  If you are considering doing so, spend some time in a certified course. I recommend and NRA sponsored class, and plenty of time on the range learning how to properly use your weapon.

Don’t get one your friend has or what they recommend.  Find a range that rents them out, try many, and look for one that feels right for you.  Consider actually carrying it on you for hours day in and day out.  Get a holster that is comfortable and easy to access, but secure enough the weapon is easy for you to use and not a criminal.  Practice drawing and firing it from many positions with both hands in case you are injured.

I have some posts on weapons and recommend reading it.  My father swears by the 1911 .45.  I like the .45 for it’s stopping power, and with skill which means time on the range shooting at 15 to 25 feet to the target you can mange to double tap quickly, but it does have a kick.  It is reported mossad regularly use .22 which are quite effective for a lot of reasons.  There is almost no kick or recoil.  You do not have to reacquire your target, and that round can do a lot of damage.  Most people stop when a gun is pointed at them.

If I pull a .22, the criminal is not going to say, “dayum girl, you gonna pull that?”  No, they are going to say, “Sorry, it’s a misunderstanding, give me 3 steps towards the door”.  My personal choice for home protection though is a 12 gauge shotgun.  Get used to shooting it though and you will be well protected.