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September 7, 2012
Interesting way to go out: Neil Armstrong will receive sea burial
First man on the moon goes to sea: He was the first man on the moon, but Neil Armstrong was a Navy man first. Armstrong’s way of reflecting that may be his burial: He wanted to be buried at sea. And the Navy is quick to respect that wish. Beyond his years in the Navy, Armstrong also found himself in the middle of the ocean after his spacecraft landed — something that may take significance with the burial. ”It’s how he knew he was finished,” said Jim Lovell, a former astronaut and close friend. “It’s how he knew his work was done.” (photo via thepaigefamily on Flickr — it’s a statue of Armstrong at Purdue university)

Interesting way to go out: Neil Armstrong will receive sea burial

First man on the moon goes to sea: He was the first man on the moon, but Neil Armstrong was a Navy man first. Armstrong’s way of reflecting that may be his burial: He wanted to be buried at sea. And the Navy is quick to respect that wish. Beyond his years in the Navy, Armstrong also found himself in the middle of the ocean after his spacecraft landed — something that may take significance with the burial. ”It’s how he knew he was finished,” said Jim Lovell, a former astronaut and close friend. “It’s how he knew his work was done.” (photo via thepaigefamily on Flickr — it’s a statue of Armstrong at Purdue university)

0:18 // 2 years ago
July 20, 2012

theweekmagazine:

This week’s best photos

It’s been a tough day today. We’re gonna throw you guys a little mental health break for a while. Rainbows are a good place to start.

17:27 // 2 years ago
June 3, 2012
newsflick:

More than 150 killed in Nigeria plane crash via the Guardian 
A plane carrying about 150 people has crashed in a densely populated neighbourhood of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, killing everyone on board.
Thousands of people crowded around a smouldering two-story tin-roofed building into which the Dana Air flight from Abuja to Lagos had plunged.

“We heard a huge explosion, and at first we thought it was a gas canister…then there were some more explosions afterwards and everyone ran out. It was terrifying. There was confusion and shouting,” said Timothy Akinyela, 50, a local newspaper reporter who was watching a football match with friends in a bar near the crash site.

newsflick:

More than 150 killed in Nigeria plane crash via the Guardian 

A plane carrying about 150 people has crashed in a densely populated neighbourhood of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, killing everyone on board.

Thousands of people crowded around a smouldering two-story tin-roofed building into which the Dana Air flight from Abuja to Lagos had plunged.

“We heard a huge explosion, and at first we thought it was a gas canister…then there were some more explosions afterwards and everyone ran out. It was terrifying. There was confusion and shouting,” said Timothy Akinyela, 50, a local newspaper reporter who was watching a football match with friends in a bar near the crash site.

17:20 // 2 years ago
April 3, 2012
huffpostpolitics:

Dick Cheney looks great. He was released from the hospital following a heart transplant.

Not bad for a guy with a new heart.

huffpostpolitics:

Dick Cheney looks great. He was released from the hospital following a heart transplant.

Not bad for a guy with a new heart.

(via huffpostpol)

11:50 // 2 years ago
February 1, 2012
17:26 // 2 years ago
January 2, 2012
newsflick:

Nigeria: A man covers his hands in crude oil during an anti-Shell protest after a spill at the Bonga oilfield. (EPA via Guardian)

That is a fascinating story told in a single photo. Here’s a Reuters story on the topic.

newsflick:

Nigeria: A man covers his hands in crude oil during an anti-Shell protest after a spill at the Bonga oilfield. (EPA via Guardian)

That is a fascinating story told in a single photo. Here’s a Reuters story on the topic.

11:28 // 2 years ago
October 23, 2011
newsflick:

‘Many dead’ as powerful earthquake rocks Turkey
Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in a village near the eastern Turkish city of Van Oct. 23. Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory estimates that some 500 to 1,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey’s Van province on Sunday. Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis. (Reuters)

Yikes; hope the best for our Turkish brethren this morning. 

newsflick:

‘Many dead’ as powerful earthquake rocks Turkey

Rescue workers try to save people trapped under debris after an earthquake in a village near the eastern Turkish city of Van Oct. 23. Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory estimates that some 500 to 1,000 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey’s Van province on Sunday. Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay told reporters some 10 buildings had collapsed in Van city and around 25-30 buildings collapsed in the nearby district of Ercis. (Reuters)

Yikes; hope the best for our Turkish brethren this morning. 

10:51 // 2 years ago
September 28, 2011
Just revealed: What the Amazon Kindle Fire looks like. Looks like a tablet. Dig the bookshelf metaphor. (EDIT: We’re also hearing Amazon’s coming out with a $79 version of the Kindle, which is a pretty big deal all its own.)

Just revealed: What the Amazon Kindle Fire looks like. Looks like a tablet. Dig the bookshelf metaphor. (EDIT: We’re also hearing Amazon’s coming out with a $79 version of the Kindle, which is a pretty big deal all its own.)

10:04 // 2 years ago
September 24, 2011
newsflick:

A massive column of smoke fills the sky near Tripoli, reported to be originating from a military warehouse belonging to Gaddafi on Saturday, Sept. 24. A series of explosions rocked the military warehouse and a huge plume of smoke rose over the harbor on Saturday afternoon, although the cause of the blasts is not confirmed. (AP)

Wow, crazy photo right there.

newsflick:

A massive column of smoke fills the sky near Tripoli, reported to be originating from a military warehouse belonging to Gaddafi on Saturday, Sept. 24. A series of explosions rocked the military warehouse and a huge plume of smoke rose over the harbor on Saturday afternoon, although the cause of the blasts is not confirmed. (AP)

Wow, crazy photo right there.

19:11 // 2 years ago
August 21, 2011
life:

In 1969, 27-year-old Capt. Muammar Gaddafi overthrew the king of Libya in a bloodless coup, promoted himself to Colonel, and declared the country a socialist state. Ever since, he’s remained one of the world’s most controversial leaders, and a man of profound contradictions. He describes Libya as a popular democracy, but his word is law. He has sponsored terrorists and violent revolutionaries, but has frequently acknowledged his actions while avidly courting Western approval.
see more — Gaddafi: The Last Supervillain?

Vintage Gaddafi, from when he looked slightly less crazy.

life:

In 1969, 27-year-old Capt. Muammar Gaddafi overthrew the king of Libya in a bloodless coup, promoted himself to Colonel, and declared the country a socialist state. Ever since, he’s remained one of the world’s most controversial leaders, and a man of profound contradictions. He describes Libya as a popular democracy, but his word is law. He has sponsored terrorists and violent revolutionaries, but has frequently acknowledged his actions while avidly courting Western approval.

see moreGaddafi: The Last Supervillain?

Vintage Gaddafi, from when he looked slightly less crazy.

22:48 // 3 years ago