Amazing, Hero, History, Patriotism, War
Shifra on November 11, 2019
Rest In Peace, heroes all. Via NYT. A 75-year-old mystery has been solved, and the families of 80 American sailors lost at sea will now have closure: the U.S.S. Grayback has finally been found…. The mystery began on Jan. 28, 1944, when the Grayback, one of the most successful American submarines of World War II, sailed out of Pearl Harbor for its 10th combat patrol. By late March it was more than three weeks overdue to return, and the Navy listed the submarine as missing and presumed lost…. The Grayback was thought to have gone down in the open ocean 100 miles east-southeast of Okinawa. But the Navy had unknowingly relied on a flawed translation of Japanese war records that...
Shifra on October 2, 2019
Sweet! Via NY Post. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Sing in the subway, apparently. A homeless Russian singer who went viral for her incredible performance just scored a major record deal. Emily Zamourka, who captured the hearts of Los Angeles subway riders and internet fans, has been offered a recording contract, TMZ reports…. The producer first learned of the now-infamous singer after the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted a video of her singing opera in a subway station. The internet immediately fell in love with the 52-year-old, who became homeless after a series of bad luck. Zamourka moved to the United States more than two decades ago and was teaching violin and piano lessons, but fell ill and...
Shifra on July 15, 2019
Neat! Via Fox News. Incredible film footage discovered in a junk shop shows a 1924 parade in Wichita in stunning detail…. The 5-minute silent video was posted to YouTube by the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Crowds of onlookers are seen watching the “Boys Loyalty Parade,” that took place on May 1, 1924. A celebration of youth, the parade features marching bands, floats and even bicyclists. At various points, streetcars and early 20th-century cars and trucks can be seen passing by. Groups taking part in the parade include the American Indian Institute, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis, Lions Clubs, YMCA and local schools. The museum notes that an unidentified group of young African-American men and an unidentified girls and boys band also participate…....
Shifra on January 29, 2019
The Jew-hating anti-Israel “Boycott Divest Sanction” crowd really needs to show some consistency, don’t you think? Here are all the products they should consider boycotting, via a 2008 YouTube clip: Via Daily Wire. For all the Israel-haters out there, they’d better hope that that Israelis are forgiving if they are stricken with cancer, because if a new report out of Israel turns out to be true, scientists in the Jewish state have discovered a cure. And not just a cure for certain forms of cancer, but a complete cure for the deadly disease. According to Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi) and CEO Dr. Ilan Morad, their treatment will not need time for the...
Shifra on November 11, 2018
Lots o’ Dems think they can beat President Trump in 2020. Getting the popcorn ready; This is going to fun to watch. Via The Hill. With the 2018 midterms in the rearview mirror, several Democrats are gearing up for the 2020 presidential contest. But so far, no Democrat has attracted broad support from the party’s base, according to a new Hill.TV American Barometer poll. The survey, conducted among 680 registered voters who identified themselves as Democrats or independents, found that “none of the above” was the most popular choice among potential 2020 challengers to President Trump. Thirty percent of the sample said they would prefer that “none of the above” become the Democratic nominee when asked to choose among former...
Cynthia on August 2, 2018
**Bumped Up From TAMWire. Posted by Cynthia** You never know who is delivering your pizza! A baseball star who happens to be a child prodigy on the side. God bless America. Via Daily Mail. A restaurant worker delivered a lot more than a pizza to a Michigan family when he sat down at their baby grand piano and played a flawless rendition of a Beethoven masterpiece. Julie Varchetti said her husband, Paul, had ordered their kids a pizza from Hungry Howie’s in Shelby Township. When the delivery guy, 18-year-old Bryce Dudal, spotted their piano in the foyer of their home and asked if he could take a look at it. Paul invited the recent high school graduate inside and asked...
Shifra on June 26, 2018
“A dog is the only being in the world that will love you more than it loves itself.” — 19th century American writer Henry Wheeler Shaw, who used the pen name Josh Billings. Via CBS News. Poncho, a police dog in Madrid, has become an internet sensation after a video showing him appearing to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on his handler went viral. Poncho was taking part in a first aid awareness event for elementary school kids visiting a Madrid police headquarters. The video has been viewed more than 2 million times since it was published on the Madrid police’s twitter account on June 22. In the accompanying message, the police playfully note that “heroic” Poncho “didn’t hesitate for even...
Shifra on June 8, 2018
This has been a week filled with sad news. As Tammy just noted on Twitter: I was inclined to say 'screw this week.' Instead, I've decided to use this weekend to reflect on blessings & concentrate on the magnificence of life & the new opportunities every new day brings. — Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) June 8, 2018 In that spirit, here is a story to remind us of love and kindness and the “magnificence of life.” Via CBS News. A blind dachshund named O.J. and his pit bull sidekick, Dozer, stole the hearts of millions earlier this year. The unlikely duo were inseparable when they turned up at Richmond Animal Care and Control in Virginia. The two dogs were brought to...
Shifra on June 3, 2018
Americans don’t know how to spell “beautiful” ? This is so embrrasing, er, embarrassing. Via CNET. Yacht. Chaos. Apparel. Connecticut. These are some of the words America most needs help spelling, according to a Google Trends visualization released this week. The chart breaks down to most-searched words by state. By the way, it’s Maine that’s asking how to spell “Connecticut.” In case you’re overly worried about America’s informal online spelling bee, keep in mind that Google’s data comes from top-searched “how to spell” queries. So it’s possible a lot of these searchers knew how to spell the words right, but just wanted to double check. Perhaps more interesting here is comparing the 2018 results with those from 2017. My state...
Shifra on April 26, 2018
The story about the miracle of technology…and the grit and determination of this thirty-four year old man. Via Times of Israel. Britain’s Simon Kindleysides, a 34-year old man paralyzed from the waist down, set out at 10 a.m. on Sunday and in 36 hours walked the London Marathon, becoming the first paralyzed man to complete the course on foot. To perform his feat, he used Israeli technology — the ReWalk exoskeleton, a suit for patients with spinal cord injuries that helps them walk independently with the help of computers and motion sensors…. “This is the furthest I have ever walked in my entire life,” he said at 22 miles. And at mile 25, he said, “Bring it on, I’m almost...
Shifra on March 13, 2018
A man was working on his car when it slid off the blocks holding it, pinning him underneath for over an hour. Fearing death, due to severe difficulty breathing, he prayed that God should “send him an angel” to help. Nine year old Malachi heard his screams, and saved him. And the meaning of “Malachi” (a prophet in the Bible) in Hebrew: Messenger of God. Could there be a more *perfect* name for this amazing kid? Via Weasel Zippers. A 9-year-old Sumter boy is being called a hero after coming to the aid of his neighbor in his most dire time of need. Allen Clemmons was working on his Mustang convertible in his backyard on Saturday afternoon. As he attempted...
Shifra on February 6, 2018
Bravo to Mass Mutual for such a lovely ad. In the midst of all the awful news out there, it’s important to be reminded that there is also so much that is good. As Tammy says: I love us! HT Just Jared. For details of these true stories: Mass Mutual: The Unsung
Shifra on January 7, 2018
At least someone is enjoying the Bomb Cyclone 🙂 HT Weasel Zippers. This is the best thing you'll see all day. 😍🐕This Dog figures out how to carry his sled up the hill in order to sled for hours & hours & hours. #snow #sledding #dogs #blizzard2018 #cyclonebomb #philly #dog pic.twitter.com/7qhZ3Km9jw — Chris Strider (@stridinstrider) January 4, 2018
Shifra on December 5, 2017
Neat! Via CBS News. Somewhere over the rainbow, a new world record was in the making last week. Students in Taiwan anxiously watched their clocks and kept their eyes on the skies as they documented the longest-lasting rainbow known to mankind. The rainbow arched over northern Taiwan for nearly nine hours — eight hours and 58 minutes, to be exact — making it the longest lasting rainbow on record, according to students and staff of Chinese Culture University in Taipei’s mountains….
Tammy on October 23, 2017
Tim Newton Photography Wow! And check out those paws!! Here are a few pics but there are many more through the link. This is one of those sites that makes you go page-to-page to see the pics, but in this case I found it worth it. Via Lifebuzz. When you live in the country, you’re able to witness things that people living in the city wouldn’t normally be able to experience. You can fall asleep to the calming sounds of the crickets talking to one another. You can witness a deer drinking from a brook. If you’re lucky enough, you may even be able to watch a mama bear taking care of her cubs; although, you’d want to do that...