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Apollo 7- Mrs. Donn F. Eisele

Via: First Time User

A dark picture showing the strain of suspence of Mrs. Donn F. Eisele  sitting on the side of the road gripping her hands during her husband’s  trip on the Apollo 7 mission, 1968.

http://firsttimeuser.tumblr.com/post/13911885097

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Apollo 7 (October 11–22, 1968) was the first manned mission in the American Apollo space program, and the first manned US space flight after a cabin fire killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, AS-204 (later renamed Apollo 1), during a launch pad test in 1967.

It was a C type missionn – an 11-day Earth-orbital mission, the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch vehicle, and the first three-person US space mission. The crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele, and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_7

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

John Lennon – Imagine

John Winston Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon

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Imagine there’s no heaven

 It’s easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today…

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YouTube

John Lennon – ‘Imagine’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xB4dbdNSXY

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | celebs | , , | Leave a comment

Jim Morrison would’ve of been 68 today; IF he hadn’t broken on through

James Douglas “Jim” Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American musician, singer, and poet, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band The Doors.

Following The Doors’ explosive rise to fame in 1967, Morrison developed a severe alcohol and drug dependency which culminated in his untimely death in Paris in 1971 at age 27, due to a suspected heroin overdose. However, the events surrounding his death continue to be the subject of controversy, as no autopsy was performed on his body after death, and the exact cause of his death is disputed by many to this day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison

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You know the day destroys the night

Night divides the day

Tried to run

Tried to hide

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side

Break on through to the other side, yeah

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You Tube

The Doors – ‘Break On Through (To the Other Side)’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbiPDSxFgd8

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | celebs | , , | 1 Comment

Have you ever been unfaithful? Of course not babe, I’m not a cheetah.

Via: Ingur

http://imgur.com/gallery/YsEFx

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever | , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

 

“Little in the way of expression is outlawed in the United States Constituion, but an act which incites forceful response (see photo) is unlikely to pass as express speech.”  –  Judge Frances McIntyre

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Via: Daily News

Police plan to remove Occupy Boston protesters from their 2-month-old camp  this weekend after a judge lifted an order that had protected them from  eviction.

The ruling by Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre was met with  surprise by demonstrators, who immediately vowed to go back to court to fight  any attempt to kick them out.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/cops-plan-evict-occupy-boston-demonstrators-article-1.988701#ixzz1fzD57y00

December 9, 2011 Posted by | Occupy Wall Street | , , , | Leave a comment

Congressional Staffers Foolishly Drink and Tweet Their Jobs Away, On the Job

Via: Wonkette

It is bad enough being a powerless Democratic House representative having to watch orange Juggalo John Boehner strut the halls of Congress every day with a trail of Chiclet-toothed goobers sniveling in his wake every single day, as part of your job.

You would be sad.

It would be terrible.

But today, even more sadly and more terribly, Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) suffered the further indignity of finding out his own pack of drunk, goofaloofing staffers (see photo) like to get on the Twitter and call him an ‘idiot’ and ‘a pussy.’

http://wonkette.com/457914/congressional-staffers-foolishly-drink-and-tweet-their-jobs-away-on-the-job#more-457914

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Air Force Dumped Remains Of 274 Troops In Virginia Landfill

Via: Huffington Post

Last month, the Washington Post reported that the United States Air Force, while overseeing the Dover Air Force Base mortuary that receives the bodies of troops killed overseas, had cremated and disposed some remains and sent them to a landfill in King George County, Virginia. At the time, neither military officials nor Post reporters could verify the number of body parts that had been handled in such a way.

But after combing through military and mortuary records, the Post found that partial remains of at least 274 dead American troops were sent to the landfill, and far more unidentifiable body parts were disposed of in the same manner:

This week, after The Post pressed for information contained in the Dover mortuary’s electronic database, the Air Force produced a tally based on those records. It showed that 976 fragments from 274 military personnel were cremated, incinerated and taken to the landfill between 2004 and 2008.

An additional group of 1,762 unidentified remains were collected from the battlefield and disposed of in the same manner, the Air Force said. Those fragments could not undergo DNA testing because they had been badly burned or damaged in explosions.

The TOTAL NUMBER of incinerated fragments dumped in the landfill exceeded 2,700.

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The practice began at a time when there was little public oversight over the Dover mortuary. President George H.W. Bush banned news coverage of the return of deceased troops during the Gulf War in 1991, and the ban remained until 2009, when President Obama ended it.

The first record of such a disposal, according to the Post, is from April 2004, and the Air Force decided to end the practice in 2008. It now buries cremated remains at sea.

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President George W. Bush – Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetary – May 30, 2005

“Every year on this day, we pause to remember Americans who have fallen by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown” said the President. “The names of the men buried here are known only to God, but there courage and sacrafice will never be forgotten by our Nation.”

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | President Bush, President Obama | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Froathy’ Santorum – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Huffington Post

Speaking in Le Mars (in Mars?-  or ON Mars?), Iowa on Monday, Rick Santorum promised to significantly reduce federal funding for food stamps, arguing that the nation’s increasing obesity rates render the program unnecessary:

Santorum told the group he would cut the food stamp program, describing it as one of the fastest growing programs in Washington, D.C.

Forty-eight million people are on food stamps in a country with 300-million people, said Santorum.

If hunger is a problem in America, then why do we have an obesity problem among the people who we say have a hunger program?” Santorum asked.

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The cost of the food stamp program — the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — has jumped because more Americans are out of work and wages are down, not because of obesity rates. Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that nearly “70 percent households that relied on food stamps last year had no earned income,” although many households did benefit from Social Security benefits and other government programs. But a whopping 20 percent of households had no cash income at all last year.

Food prices have also gone up, adding additional costs.

In fact, the food stamp program has been critical for reducing poverty and pumping money into local economies during the down economy, so cutting it now would not only take food out of peoples’ mouths (regardless of whether they are obese or not) and could slow down the recovery.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2011/12/07/383788/santorum-we-dont-need-food-stamps-because-obesity-rates-are-so-high/

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After Being Denied Food Stamps, Despairing Mother Shoots Her Two Children In Welfare Office”

Rachelle Grimmer and her two children were a struggling family living in a rundown trailer park. The Texas Department of Health and Human Services denied her application for food stamps, saying that she did not submit enough information. Grimmer went to a welfare office in Laredo to discuss her case.

What happened next was nothing short of horrific — after a seven-hour standoff with police, Grimmer shot her two children and then herself:

One of the children, 12-year-old Ramie Grimmer, died Wednesday night at a San Antonio hospital, Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said. The girl’s brother, 10, remained in critical condition.

Ramie appeared to post a chilling update on Facebook while her mother squared off with police Monday at a Laredo welfare office. Her profile was updated to read “may die 2day” just hours before authorities say her mother shot the girl and her brother, then killed herself to end the seven-hour standoff.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/12/08/384922/food-stamps-mother-shoots-texas/

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December 9, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Perry, Santorum | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment