Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
WITH ALL OF THIS BULLSHIT GOING ON, ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE, YOU WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD BE ALMOST TOP PRIORITY FOR THE G8 LEADERS THAT JUST MEET IN JAPAN EARLIER THIS WEEK. OF COURSE THERE WAS NOTHING BUT BITTER SILENCE FROM THE G8 (REALLY G8+5). THERE WILL BE NO SUBSIDIZED FOOD FOR POORER NATIONS, THERE IS NO TALKS ABOUT STOPPING THE BURNING OF FOOD VIA BIOFUEL, AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE THAT THEY WILL STEP IN AND STOP THE MULTINATIONAL FIRMS FROM SPECULATING ON ESSENTIAL GOODS IN SUCH A WAY TO DRIVE THE PRICES FOREVER HIGHER, NOT TO MENTION THE 50 BILLION IN GLOBAL AID THE G8 PROMISED WHICH THEY ARE NOW WEASELING OUT ON
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Ben Underwood was a remarkable teenager, who loved to skateboard, ride his bicycle and
He was so good at it that he could tell the difference between a and a rubbish bin, distinguish between parked cars and trucks, and — if you took him to a house he had never been to before — he would tell you he could 'see' a staircase in that corner and a kitchen in the other. He could even distinguish between different materials.
An unflinching faith in God guided Ben and his mother during his last few months as cancer spread to Ben's brain and spine. He eventually died on January 2009 at the age of 16. and basketball. For the most part, the Californian 14-year-old was just like other kids his age. What made Underwood remarkable was his ability to master these activities despite the fact that he was . Underwood had both eyes removed after being diagnosed with retinal cancer at age two. To most people's amazement upon meeting him, he seemed completely unfazed by his lack of sight, defying common stereotypes about blindness as a disability. So how did he do it? The answer is echolocation: the sonar navigation technique used by bats, dolphins, several other mammals and some birds. As Underwood moved about, he habitually made clicking noises with his tongue; these sounds bounced off surfaces and, with each return, added to Underwood's perception of his surroundings.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Nick Vujicic: a man with no limbs who teaches people how to get up..
Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder: limbless, missing both arms at shoulder level, and having one small foot with two toes protruding from his left thigh. Despite the absence of limbs, he is doing surf and swimming, and playing golf and soccer. Nick graduated from college at the age of 21 with a double major in Accounting and Financial Planning. He began his travels as a motivational speaker, focusing on the topics that today's teenagers face.
Jessica Cox: became the first pilot with no arms, proving you don't need 'wings' to fly
Jessica Cox suffered a rare birth defect and was born without any arms. None of the prenatal tests her mother took showed there was anything wrong with her. And yet she was born with this rare congenital disease, but also with a great spirit. The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and talk on her phone simply using her feet. Ms Cox, from Tuscon, Arizona, USA, is also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kwon-Do. She has a no-restrictions driving license, she flies planes and she can type 25 words a minute.
The plane she is flying is called an Ercoupe and it is one of the few airplanes to be made and certified without pedals. Without rudder pedals Jessica is free to use her feet as hands. She took three years instead of the usual six months to complete her lightweight aircraft licence, had three flying instructors and practiced 89 hours of flying, becoming the first pilot with no arms.