Best Friend Send Off

I remember having to go through this with my Golden Retriever Coors, who suffered with cancer. My son and I wept like babies, so this struck a chord.

 

Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy.

So when photographer Maria Sharp saw the days with her beloved dog Chubby were limited, she decided to hold a final photo shoot to pay tribute to her oldest friend.

Chubby’s health began to decline a few years ago and she suffered from cognitive dysfunction.

Recently, she got worse – and Maria made the difficult decision to have Chubby put down.

Maria, from Cleveland, Ohio, dedicated a recent blog post to Chubby with the title: ‘My favourite part of myself: An ode to a girl’s best friend.

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In a touching tribute to her beloved dog Chubby, Maria Sharp poses with her pet to capture their eternal bond  

Sadly, Chubby was put down shortly after the pictures were taken by Maria's friend and Suzanne Price

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Good News for Texas Voters

from: the American Thinker:

Thanks to the Supreme Court, the new Texas voter ID law was in effect when early voting began in the 2014 midterm. The court upheld the Fifth Circuit’s stay pending appeal of an October 11, 2014 District Court injunction barring implementation of the law’s voter ID provisions. The last-minute injunction was issued by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in an opinion whose content and timing make it smell suspiciously like the grievance industry’s race card.

[E]ven where specific discriminatory practices end, their effects persist. It takes time for those who have suffered discrimination to slowly assert their power.  Because of past discrimination and intimidation, there is a general pattern by African-Americans of not having the power to fully participate.

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Air Bag Motorcycle Vest

A motorcycle clothing company is selling a blow-up vest it claims could help motorcyclists’ safety on the road.

Fox News first reported on Spidi’s Neck DPS Tex Vest, which retails for $599.90.

On the vest’s product page, Spidi says that ‘A double cushion will wrap around the user’s neck area thus increasing the level of safety for such a sensible area in case of crash.

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Joke of the Day

During taxi, the crew of a US Air departure flight to Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.

The irate ground controller (a female) lashed out at the US Air crew screaming “US Air 2771, where are you going? I told you to turn right on ‘Charlie’ taxi way; you turned right on ‘Delta’.

Stop right there. I know it’s difficult to tell the difference between C’s and D’s but get it right”. read more

The Establishment Almost Had Me

By: the Common Constitutionalist:

Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter almost had me convinced the other night. They almost had me. I think even Mark Levin hinted at it.

Elect Republicans, any republican, to Stop Obama’s agenda and get rid of Harry Reid.

Ann Coulter was so animated over it I thought she was going to melt down. She was visibly and mockingly furious with anyone stupid enough not to vote for those like Mitch McConnell, or her love, as she describes him, Scott Brown. All the republicans she is pushing are Chamber of Commerce, big government hacks.

Anyway, this seems to be the refrain from the right, not just from the establishment, but also from conservatives. We must halt the Obama surge and throw out Harry Reid, so let’s hold our collective noses once again and pull the lever.

And then what? And then no one has an answer, because there is no answer and they will not allow that question to be asked.

So, I guess I’ll ask it again. And then what? Republicans take control of the House and Senate and then what? read more

Interactive Tattoo

From smartphones to Google Glass, this past decade has brought a wave of new technology and technological advances, and in the next five years, those advances are expected to go beneath the surface — literally.

The next big thing in wearable technology may be a tattoo implanted in the skin, according to Fast Company.

The folks at NewDealDesign, the San Francisco-based design company behind the Fitbit Force wellness watch, drafted a mock-up of the tattoo for Fast Company’s Wearables Week.

They called it ‘Project Underskin.’  read more

Preprogrammed Robotic Democrats

by: the Common Constitutionalist:

Rush Limbaugh has been on national radio for 26 years. Every once in a while he’ll get the question, “How long do you plan to do this?,” to which he consistently replies, “Until everyone agrees with me.”

Well, that’s a grand goal, albeit a bit lofty, and we who are regular listeners know he says it in jest but also to “tweak the left”, as he enjoys doing regularly.

Obviously that goal is unachievable. Reasonably, everyone knows there’s no way any one person can agree with another 100% of the time. Not even a sports teams biggest fan or musician’s or actor’s most sycophantic groupie would agree with everything their team or idol does or says.

And that’s what a debate host pointed out the other evening. The Concord (New Hampshire) Monitor reported on a debate between incumbent Senate Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and her challenger, Republican Scott Brown. read more

Iron Man Prosthetic

It is a unique solution to boost a child with a prosthetic limb’s confidence.

A 3D printing enthusiast has build an ‘Iron Man’ hand he hopes to develop in a prosthetic for children.

The low cost arm can be cheaply printed on any 3D printer, and its inventor has offered to help children to want one print their own.

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The Iron Man hand is designed to be worn by a child, and will allow them to grip objects – and use it’s features such as a laser and a ‘thruster’  read more