Archive for 2009

Happy New Year Everyone

December 31, 2009

Hope 2010 brings everyone a fresh start! Maybe the economy will finally turn around. Maybe we’ll all be happy.

Who knows 🙂

Anyways, I’ll still be here. Posting away as usual.

Feel free to stop by and comment anytime!

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR’S!!!

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‘MythBusters’ Regular Dies

December 30, 2009

Erik Gates, who was a regular on the Discovery Channel show “MythBusters” has died at the age of 47.

He was known on the show as their “Amateur Rocket Expert”.

From CNN:

According to media reports, Gates died in a freak accident. He was at a building in Newbury Park, California, doing electrical work on a roof, when he fell 30 feet from a skylight. He died December 20.

Gates was an owner of Gateco Electric, which was employed at the site.

Rush Limbaugh Hospitalized

December 30, 2009

Popular conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was rushed to a hospital in Hawaii this afternoon with chest pains. It has not been made clear at this point if he has had a heart attack.

From Reuters:

KITV television station said Limbaugh was in serious condition at Honolulu’s The Queen’s Medical Center after being treated at a hotel by paramedics, citing unnamed sources.

Hospital administration coordinator Wendy Rogers told Reuters she could not comment on the report. Due to patient confidentiality rules, it is up to patients to decide if they want information to be released, she added.

Limbaugh, a popular but controversial voice in American politics, was vacationing in Hawaii at the same time as Democratic President Barack Obama and his family.

From TMZ:

According to the report, Rush was in “serious condition” when he arrived to the hospital.

Attempts to reach a rep for Limbaugh were unsuccessful.

UPDATE #1: TMZ has confirmed paramedics did respond to the Kahala at 2:41 to attend to someone with “chest discomfort.”

UPDATE: 11:29 PM EST — Sources inside the hotel tell TMZ the hotel took drastic measures to get the mystery patient — reported to be Rush Limbaugh — out of the resort without being seen.

We’re told hotel security shut down a wing of the hotel and the guest elevators — the patient was transported using the employee elevator bank.

From Gather.com:

Rush Limbaugh was admitted to a Honolulu hospital with chest pains around 3:00 PM local time today, which was a little before 8:00 PM in his home state of Florida. His condition was reported to be “serious.”

The 58-year old talk-show host was vacationing at the Kahala Hotel, a 345-room luxury resort with its own, private 800′ beach, just 10 minutes from Waikiki.  Paramedics treated him briefly before transporting him by ambulance to Queen’s Medical Center.

Limbaugh’s medical history does not include any known heart attacks. In 2001, he told his listeners that he had lost most of his hearing as a result of an autoimmune inner-ear condition.  This necessitated a surgical procedure to place an electronic device in his skull to restore his hearing.

A Few Changes Around Here..

December 30, 2009

Hi everyone!

Nothing too major but just wanted to let you know that I won’t be posting any more photos/video of the family on the site. While doing a search for my daughters name online, to see if there were any stores that sold special items that had her name spelled correctly, we found that someone had re-posted our photos, with names and ages and location.

This isn’t something that I want to see so I have pulled previous posts down and will not be posting anymore moving forward. It’s sad that it has to come to this but, as I’m sure you’ll understand, I don’t feel right having this information out there. I’ve seen way too many episodes of “Law & Order” and “CSI” that start like this.

Anyways, that’s it 🙂

Happy New Year to all!

Avenged Sevenfold Drummer Dies

December 29, 2009

Avenged Sevenfold drummer James Owen Sullivan, better known by the name “The Rev,” was found dead in his Huntington Beach home today at the age of 28.

From ABC News:

Police say James Owen Sullivan, a drummer and backup vocalist for the Southern California band Avenged Sevenfold, has been found dead at his home in Southern California.

Lt. John Domingo says the 28-year-old Sullivan, who went by the stage name The Rev, appears to have died of natural causes on Monday in Huntington Beach.

The Orange County coroner’s office is investigating the death.

Avenged Sevenfold formed in Huntington Beach in 1999 and won Best New Artist at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006. According to their MySpace page, the five-man metalcore band was working on their fifth album.

New “Sprinkle” Convinces Brain to Keep From Over-Eating

December 27, 2009

Sensa, a California-based company, has come up with something that many dieters have been looking for, an innovative way to convince the brain to stop overeating.

From How Life Works:

Enter Dr. Alan Hirsch, an intrepid doctor and scientist, whose lifelong specialty has been understanding how our senses, and in particular, smell and taste affect the brain’s functioning. Dr. Hirsch noticed that many patients who had lost their sense of smell and taste due to illness or accident experienced rapid weight gain.  Certain smells and tastes seemed to be acting on the brain to control the appetite.

Dr Hirsch studied hundreds of compounds and after years of research developed a set of virtually odorless and tasteless food sprinkles that have shown a strong impact on the body’s appetite-control center, which he called “Tastants”.  Then, in one of the largest studies of a non-prescription weight-loss system, these Tastants were tested for effectiveness as a means of weight loss.

The results were significant. Over a 6 month period, 1,436 women and men sprinkled flavorless “Tastant” crystals on everything they ate, and lost an average of 30.5 pounds – nearly 15% of their total body weight.

Participants achieved these results without having to follow any special exercise regime or diet.

Best of all, because it is tasteless and odorless and contains no stimulants and does not directly interact with the digestive system, there are no unpleasant side-effects. None of the horror stories associated with “fat-blockers” or stimulant based weight loss systems.

According to Dr Hirsch, “With Sensa, you can eat all the foods that satisfy your senses and you don’t have to deal with any intense food cravings or feelings of starvation. Sensa merely helps you eat less of the foods you love and gain greater satisfaction from smaller portions.”

Was Jesus Rich?

December 27, 2009

The answer is “Yes” if you ask Rev. C. Thomas Anderson, a senior pastor of the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona, who believes that Jesus wasn’t as poor as most believe.

From CNN:

Anderson says Jesus couldn’t have been poor because he received lucrative gifts — gold, frankincense and myrrh — at birth. Jesus had to be wealthy because the Roman soldiers who crucified him gambled for his expensive undergarments. Even Jesus’ parents, Mary and Joseph, lived and traveled in style, he says.

“Mary and Joseph took a Cadillac to get to Bethlehem because the finest transportation of their day was a donkey,” says Anderson. “Poor people ate their donkey. Only the wealthy used it as transportation.”

Many Christians see Jesus as the poor, itinerant preacher who had “no place to lay his head.” But as Christians gather around the globe this year to celebrate the birth of Jesus, another group of Christians are insisting that Jesus’ beginnings weren’t so humble.

They say that Jesus was never poor — and neither should his followers be. Their claim is embedded in the doctrine known as the prosperity gospel, which holds that God rewards the faithful with financial prosperity and spiritual gifts.