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  • The odds were against them, but Benghazi survivor says ‘You never, ever quit’

    09/21/2016 6:40:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | September 17, 2016 | Anna M. Tinsley
    <p>It’s still hard for Kris “Tanto” Paronto to share all of what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.</p> <p>“Parts are still hard for me to talk about,” Paronto, a former Army Ranger...</p> <p>That has been an issue of so much debate that a special House committee studied the Islamic militant attack on the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound in Libya — and the response from Paronto and others on the CIA annex security team — that occurred on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.</p>
  • Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X

    08/17/2016 2:52:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 17, 2016
    Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X is the 33rd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 21, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be twenty new players - no returning players - divided into two tribes of ten players each, divided by age. Survivor: New Millennials vs. Gen X cast and twists revealed This season will be held in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. This is a different place than where Survivor: Fiji was held. The...
  • Trump Offer A 9/10 Survivor & Veteran A Job During Press Conference

    03/22/2016 6:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    [ WATCH]Trump Offer A 9/10 Survivor & Veteran A Job During Press Conference    
  • Rape Survivor: 'I Want My Right To Choose'--to Defend Myself With a Gun

    03/11/2016 12:08:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/11/16 | Michael W. Chapman
    Kimberly Corban, who as a college student in 2006 was sexually assaulted and subsequently became a gun owner and passionate defender of gun rights, told a forum at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that as “a survivor of rape … I want my right to choose how to defend myself,” and that is “with a firearm.” Back in January, Kim Corban was at President Barack Obama’s townhall discussion on gun control, and told Obama that she has a responsibility to protect her children and herself with a “firearm of my choosing” and to carry it with her.
  • The Apprentice and the Presidential Island

    02/18/2016 9:21:27 AM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | February 18th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    I’ve never been interested in the survivor type programs, including Donald Trump’s sophisticated program “The Apprentice“, but am familiar with the basic way they work. “The Apprentice” provides the best model for choosing a president, but the political parties should also consider the process of “voting people off the island”. On the basic “Survivor” programs contestants are divided into tribes and work together to survive in a wilderness setting. They conduct periodic votes in which individuals are gradually “voted off the island” until only one remains. On “The Apprentice” contestants are assigned business related tasks. Donald Trump, or comparable people...
  • Survivor: Kaoh Rong

    01/20/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 199 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 20, 2016
    Survivor: Kaoh Rong is the 32nd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, February 17, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article As with Survivor 28, there will be eighteen new players - no returning players - divided into three tribes of six players each, based on brains, brawn, and beauty. A twist for this season: Two idols can be combined into an idol that can be played after the votes are read. Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals...
  • Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance

    09/21/2015 9:14:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 208 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | September 21, 2015
    Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance is the 31st season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 23, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c.I'm sorry for the late ping. I've been waiting - in vain - for CBS to finish updating the Survivor page. According to my DVR setting, the season premier is going to be a 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be two teams of ten players each. The producers selected 32 previous cast members - 16 women and 16 men. The selection...
  • Abortion Survivor Tells Congress: Planned Parenthood Would Have Killed Me if Given the Chance

    09/09/2015 10:51:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/9/15 | Steven Ertelt
    2.6k1776 During today’s Congressional hearing over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted babies and their body parts, pro-life advocate Melissa Ohden, an abortion survivor, told Congress that Planned Parenthood would have killed her if given the chance. The LifeNews writer said there are many other abortion survivors like her who are speaking up against abortion. Today was the first hearing in Congress’ multi-committee investigation of the Planned Parenthood abortion business after a series of nine videos exposed how it is potentially illegally selling aborted babies and profiting from the sales. “I’m here today to share my story to not only highlight...
  • Kim Davis Might Get Sued for ‘Unauthorized Public Performance’ of ‘Eye of the Tiger’

    09/09/2015 8:11:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Kim Davis walked out to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” when she was released from jail Tuesday. A judge ruled that Davis should be released from jail as long as she doesn’t interfere with the licenses that her deputies have been granting. However, she infringed upon Survivor’s rights when she played the 1982 rock classic as she walked on stage to give a speech. Record label EMI has considered suing Davis, as well as her supporter Mike Huckabee, for publicly playing the song without permission. “They are well within their rights to hold a public rally in support of Kim...
  • Little Girl Who Was Almost Aborted Tells Rally With 15,000 People: “Your Prayers Saved Me”

    05/03/2015 4:55:15 PM PDT · by kathsua · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    When it comes to the issue of abortion, does prayer work? The answer from the folks at 40 Days for Life and Bound4Life is a resounding yes. The folks at Bound4Life have profiled one story of a little girl who thanked a rally of 15,000 people for their prayers, which saved her from abortion. here, 40 Days for Life leader David Bereit is talking about the effectiveness of prayer and the 40 Days campaigns: In our work, unlike in pregnancy care centers, we rarely get to directly meet the lives saved. Bryan and Matt, you hear stories – I’ve heard...
  • What Life in Captivity Was Like for Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    04/27/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by seantruet · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 27-04-2015 | Penny Larson
    "He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out..." -- Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus describe their lives in captivity
  • Bataan Death March survivor, 97, finishes 8.5-mile memorial march

    03/25/2015 6:13:37 AM PDT · by pabianice · 11 replies
    For the eighth time, Bataan Death March survivor Col. Ben Skardon finished his 8.5-mile memorial trek through a course at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Skardon, 97, was flanked by more than thirty supporters from "Ben's Brigade," a group of friends and family who have marched with him in past memorial marches. They wore Clemson University orange in honor of Skardon's alma mater. At one point, Skardon showed off his class ring from 1938, which he kept hidden from his Japanese captors. The infamous march saw tens of thousands American and Filipino soldiers taken as prisoners of war by Japanese...
  • Holocaust survivor booted from public schools 'This is how it started in Russia and Germany'

    01/29/2015 6:36:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/29/15 | Leo Hohmann
    Anita Dittman has been speaking about the Holocaust for more than three decades, telling everyone who will listen of her survival and how Jesus Christ helped her escape the trap that was ‘Hitler’s hell.” She has reached thousands through her book, “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” co-authored with fellow Minnesotan Jan Markell. image: Anita Dittman Anita Dittman And visions of that hell would come back to haunt her at night. “For years, those dreams would not go away,” she said. At 87, she still speaks to audiences large and small, sometimes several times a month, recounting the story of a...
  • Survivor: Worlds Apart

    01/21/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 258 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 21, 2015
    Survivor: Worlds Apart is the 30th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be three teams of six players each, divided by social status: blue collar, white collar, and no collar. More. It will be held in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island and last season's Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water. The players range in age from 52 to 22. Nine are from California, with seven from...
  • Stage 4 Cancer Survivor Chooses Life Refuses to Give Up

    12/12/2014 3:27:20 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 31 replies ^ | 12/12/2014 | F.R. Newbrough
    Stacy Alexander, a home schooling super Mom of eight, was admitted to the ER On January 21, 2012 and on January 25th she was diagnosed with stage 4 Esophageal Adenocarcinoma which had spread to her lymph nodes and liver. This diagnosis was bleak. The tumor was HER2 positive meaning that it was overproducing a growth factor that made the cancer especially aggressive and it was also inoperable. A Cancer Treatment Centers of America study showed that only 6% of patients with this diagnosis survive 2 years and only 3% survive 5 years or more. Walt, Stacy's husband, who is a...
  • The day a Holocaust survivor got revenge on his tormentor

    11/09/2014 10:51:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 60 replies ^ | november 9, 2014 | martin greenfield
    He survived the savagery of the Holocaust, made it to America with barely a penny and became a world-famous tailor in Brooklyn, dressing celebrities and presidents. In his new memoir, “Measure of a Man,” Martin Greenfield tells the story of his extraordinary life. -snip I whipped my head around toward the door. A gorgeous, smartly dressed blond woman holding a baby stood silhouetted in the door frame. It was the mayor of Weimar’s wife. “I . . . I found your rabbits!” I stammered with a cheerful nervousness. “They’re alive and safe!” “Why in the hell are you stealing my rabbits’ food?”...
  • Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water

    08/27/2014 11:04:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 226 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 27, 2014
    Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water is the 29th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, September 24, 2014 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article Each team will consist of nine players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, it will feature all new players. Unlike the first Blood vs. Water, there will be no Redemption Island. Redemption Island had been previously announced for this series, but was cancelled and replaced with a new twist before shooting was to begin. It will be held in San Juan del...
  • New 'Survivor' cast boasts MLB pitcher John Rocker, Spider-Man actor, and 'Amazing Race' twins

    08/27/2014 1:50:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 53 replies
    EntertainmentWeekly ^ | August 27, 2014
    Controversial former baseball relief pitcher John Rocker will be playing along with his girlfriend, spray-tan business owner Julie McGee. Rocker pitched for the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series against the Yankees. But later that year, Rocker became embroiled in controversy when he was asked in a Sports Illustrated article whether he would ever consider playing in New York and was quoted as saying, “I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 train to the ballpark looking like you’re [riding through] Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some...
  • 'Survivor' editors go on strike, might delay premiere

    08/13/2014 3:41:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies ^ | August 14, 2014
    The editors have spoken: Just six weeks before the 29th cycle of Survivor is set to premiere, the long-running reality hit’s editing team has gone on strike.
  • Transformer jets, self-healing aircraft and UAVs printed with 3D printers....

    07/14/2014 1:50:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Jul 09 2014 | David Cenciotti
    Scientists and engineers at BAE Systems have released some interesting details about some futuristic technologies that could be operative by 2040. Or earlier. BAE Systems has been studying futuristic aircraft shapes for quite some time. The projects the British Defense company is working on were recently unveiled through a series of animations which show how civil and military aviation of the future could be based on 3D printers capable to print UAVs on-the-fly during a mission; aircraft that can heal themselves; a Transformer long range aircraft which splits into a number of smaller aircraft when it reaches its target, and...
  • Rocky's Printer - Eye of the tiger on a dot matrix printer [HD]

    02/20/2014 9:30:18 PM PST · by bigbob · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-15-14 | Midi Desaster
    How would Rocky's printer be? Like this! Hear "Eye of the Tiger" from Survivor on a dot matrix printer!
  • Survivor: Cagayan — Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty

    01/22/2014 2:06:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 308 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 22, 2014
    Survivor: Cagayan — Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty is the 28th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 26, 2014 on CBS at 8/7c with a special two-hour episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be eighteen new players - no returning players - divided into three tribes of six players each, based on brains, brawn, and beauty. As with the last season, this season takes place in Cagayan, Philippines. This is the fourth consecutive season that Survivor has taken place in the Philippines It has been reported from several sources that there will be no Redemption...
  • Glenn Beck ridiculously scolds CNN’s Jake Tapper in 2 a.m. battle (BS!)

    01/12/2014 9:25:33 AM PST · by servo1969 · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-12-2014 | Betsy Rothstein
    Why would CNN’s Jake Tapper bring a U.S. soldier on his show and blatantly insult him and the 11 SEALS and 8 soldiers who died alongside him in combat in Afghanistan? Answer: He wouldn’t. He didn’t. But thanks to conservative radio personality and world renowned dingbat Glenn Beck and The Blaze‘s Oliver Darcy, Tapper was still up at 2 a.m. this morning arguing for journalism to happen. In other words, he wanted his words interpreted fairly. He wanted what he voiced Friday to be spelled out without the glaze of crazy. On his program Friday, Tapper interviewed former Navy SEAL...
  • MUST SEE TV: CNN’s Jake Tapper Schooled By War Hero Marcus Lutrell (Video)(Watch this!!)

    01/11/2014 6:06:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-11-2014 | Jim Hoft
    What an awful display of liberal media bias. Jake Tapper lectured former Navy SEAL and war hero Marcus Lutrell about “senseless war” yesterday. Tapper was talking about the war in Afghanistan, a war that was started only after Al-Qaeda blew up the World Trade Center Towers in New York City kiling 3,000 Americans. Marcus Latrell let him have it. via Young Conservatives: CNN’s Jake Tapper: “One of the emotions that I felt, while watching the film is first of all the hopelessness of the situation — how horrific it was and also just all that loss of life of...
  • Survivor Blood vs Water -- (promotes homosexual marriage)

    09/18/2013 5:26:12 PM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 6 replies
    Had to turn off tonight's premier episode of Survivor Blood vs Water, even though I'm a long-time fan of the show. There's a male homosexual couple "engaged" to be "married." CBS offered no warning about this material. Won't watch. I've turned it off. Sent an email to CBS.
  • Survivor: Blood vs. Water

    08/23/2013 4:54:58 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 307 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | August 23, 2013
    Survivor: Blood vs. Water is the 27th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, September 18, 2013 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article Each team will consist of ten players. One team consists of returning players. The other team consists of the loved ones of those returning players. Redemption Island returns, but with a twist: remaining players will be forced to choose whether to "save" their partner on Redemption Island and switch places with them, thus allowing their partner to immediately re-enter the game, or leave them in exile to...
  • Wife Of Ft. Hood Survivor: “DOD Is Gagging Us” *UPDATED

    08/07/2013 8:28:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 8//7/13 | Dana Loesch
    Autumn Manning, wife of Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning who was wounded in the Ft. Hood terror attack, is speaking out on Twitter. Manning claims that the Department of Defense has “slapped victims of violence with gag orders” and is preventing them to discuss denial of benefits and other developments in the wake of the attack.
  • Here’s the 83-year-old WWII internment camp survivor the IRS asked about

    05/20/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 5/20/13 | Rob Nikolewski
    ALBUQUERQUE – The Internal Revenue Service not only wanted a wide variety of information from the Albuquerque Tea Party‘s application for nonprofit status, it also wanted to know what contacts it had with people from other political organizations too. That included an 83-year-old great-grandmother who was once held in a World War II internment camp, New Mexico Watchdog has discovered. “I’ve always paid my taxes and everything,” Marianne Chiffelle told New Mexico Watchdog. “What I do think is, it doesn’t surprise me…because of this government we have at the moment.” According to a review of documents conducted by the online...
  • Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites

    01/13/2013 10:23:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 295 replies
    various | January 13, 2013
    Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites is the 26th season of Survivor. It begins February 13, 2013 on CBS at 8/7c with a special two hour episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article Each team will consist of ten players. The Favorites tribe consists of returning players. As with last season, this season takes place in Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines. Bikal Tribe (favorites - purple buffs): Andrea, Brandon, Brenda, Cochran, Corinne, Dawn, Erik, Francesca, Malcolm, Phillip Gota Tribe (fans - orange buffs): Allie, Eddie, Hope, Julia, Laura, Matt, Michael, Reynold, Shamar, Sherri Cast biosCast photosVideo: Survivor: Caramoan - Season...
  • Survivor: Philippines

    08/20/2012 2:39:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 228 replies
    various | August 20, 2012
    Survivor: Philippines is the 25th season of Survivor. It begins September 19, 2012 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article'Survivor: Philippines': Jeff Probst explains the big twist for next season For the first time since Survivor 8 (Survivor: All-Stars), there will be three teams. Each team will have a returning player who was removed from play in a previous season because of illness or injury. Spoiler sites have named the supposed returning players and the regular media has picked it up. I won't be listed them yet, but you are...
  • The Jeff Probst Show (daytime talk show on NBC)

    08/02/2012 12:37:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 7, 2012 | jeffprobstTV
    Provocative conversation. Compelling real-life drama. Unexpected adventures. Celebrity revelations. Audience participation. And the opportunity to say YES to life! The Jeff Probst Show premieres September 10, 2012. To learn more visit
  • How to Win a Three-Way Gunfight

    07/06/2012 1:20:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    IO9 ^ | July 6, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    How to Win a Three-Way Gunfight Truels are things guaranteed to make any Western fifty percent better — by adding a third person to a duel. Each person can choose his or her target, and the worst person might very well be the winner — provided they play it smart. Learn how to win yourself a truel, gunslinger-style. Game theorists have thought about the problem of duels for a long time. As much as the Old West was depicted as a lawless place where anything might happen, it was also known for hanging its criminals high — which meant that...
  • Survivor: One World

    01/31/2012 3:43:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 203 replies · 4+ views
    Survivor: One World is the 24th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 15, 2012 on CBS at 8/7c. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article'Survivor: One World': New cast and new twists revealed! There will be no Redemption Island this season. There will be no returning players this season. As with last season, this season will take place in Upolu, Samoa. Along with Survivor 19 (Samoa) and Survivor 20 (Heroes vs. Villains), this is the fourth season to take place at this location. Both tribes will begin the season by living at the same camp site. The tribes will...
  • "Survivor" Back to the Middle East

    12/17/2011 10:36:11 AM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2011 | Sean Daly
    Mark Burnett wants to take “Survivor” back to the Middle East. The CBS reality series — which wraps its 23rd season Sunday night — was forced to abruptly relocate from Wadi Rum, Jordan to the Marquesas Islands following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. Since then, most American productions have avoided the region completely — mostly out of concern for safety. “I would love nothing more than to be hanging out in Wadi Rum shooting ‘Survivor,’ ” Burnett tells The Post. “We would do the same thing we were planning. We would build an oasis in the middle of...
  • Woman Survives Attack by Killer Who Stored Body in Freezer

    11/10/2011 6:45:15 PM PST · by decimon · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 10, 2011 | MICHAEL KOENIGS and ALICE GOMSTYN
    "I can talk," said Lydia Tillman with pride and great effort. For a woman who spent over five weeks in a coma after being sexually assaulted, strangled and doused in bleach, this is no small feat. "I'm tough," said Tillman, an acclaimed sommelier and a seasoned world traveler. At a 4th of July fireworks celebration in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado, Tillman, 30, met a stranger who returned with her to her apartment, sexually assaulted and strangled her, beat her head, shattered her jaw, and left her for dead. To cover his crime, police say the man then poured bleach on...
  • Mammograms are no fun, but they beat cancer any day

    10/05/2011 10:48:54 AM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies
    Hutchinson News ^ | 9/28/11 | Clara Kilbourn
    Zipping right along on the Unplanned Journey, October brings a reminder of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Because my cancer was diagnosed with a mammogram, I'm on the soapbox and dedicated to every woman having that test. While some insist that it's painful, and for them it may be, it beats letting cancer get a head start. And it's quick. My advice: Think positive thoughts, breathe in, relax, exhale through the mouth. And repeat. ----------advertisement----------- As for the cost of a mammogram, if you are without insurance and unable to pay for it yourself, check with the county health nurse in...
  • Survivor: South Pacific

    08/26/2011 2:35:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 222 replies · 1+ views
    Survivor: South Pacific is the 23rd season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, September 14, 2011 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute premier. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article This season will repeat the Redemption Island theme from last season. There will also be returning players: Coach and Ozzy. See: 'Survivor' returns with Ozzie, Coach and 16 newbies In addition, Brandon is a nephew of Russell Hantz and Whitney is a country music artist. Savaii Tribe: Dawn, Elyse, Jim, John, Keith, Mark, Ozzy, Semhar, Whitney Upolu Tribe: Albert, Brandon, Christine, Coach, Edna, Mikayla, Rick, Sophie, Stacey Cast...
  • Handicapped hero gets new state-of-the-art home after losing limbs in army

    07/13/2011 9:45:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 5 replies ^ | 12 July 2011 | Henrick Karoliszyn and Christina Boyle
    Two years after losing all four limbs in a bomb explosion in Iraq, a Staten Island soldier was finally given the keys to his new, state-of-the-art home yesterday. And he could not stop smiling. Brendan Marrocco beamed with pride as he crossed the threshold into his new abode in Prince's Bay, which has been tailor-made to suit his every need. "It's very overwhelming. The house is amazing," the 24-year-old said. "I can finally just try to live my life like everybody else. I really appreciate this." Marrocco was behind the wheel of an armored vehicle on Easter Sunday 2009 when...
  • Discovery's Man vs. Wild: Top 25 Things That I Want To See Bear Grylls Grill

    06/24/2011 9:58:50 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 56 replies
    Wisdom of Dave ^ | 06/22/2011 | Wisdom of Dave
    Bear Grylls. British Special Forces man, adrenaline junkie, and survival expert on Discovery Channel's "Man Vs Wild." Bear is a survivor and actually teaches others some basic survival techniques as well as stuff most people may not think of if they were stranded in a desert, jungle, isle of the sea, the arctic or swamp. Bear has had things on the barbie like rattle snakes, mice, skunks, and eaten countless grubs, worms, vegetation, et al.
  • Stranded Japanese farmer, 75, found alone in Minami Soma, city rocked by tsunami, earthquake

    04/09/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 9, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Kunio Shiga must have felt like the last man on earth. The feeble 75-year-old was discovered stranded alone in his small farmhouse on Friday, surrounded by fallen trees, dead pigs and garbage strewn by the deadly March 11 tsunami in Japan. He doesn't know where his wife is, and his neighbors have all fled his city of Minami Soma because it's within the 12-mile zone of a radiation-leaking plant. Authorities had ordered evacuations but Shiga, who has trouble walking, and was unable to leave. "You are the first people I have spoken to" since the earthquake and tsunami, Shiga told...
  • Japan tsunami survivor found 10 miles out at sea

    03/13/2011 12:24:55 PM PDT · by FReepaholic · 13 replies · 1+ views, ^ | 3/13/2011 | Justin McCurry
    A 60-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan. Hiromitsu Shinkawa must have resigned himself to his fate when he was swept away by the retreating tsunami that roared ashore in his home town of Minami Soma in Fukushima prefecture.
  • Japan tsunami survivor Hiromitsu Shinkawa found 10 miles out at sea

    03/13/2011 9:01:55 AM PDT · by GVnana · 50 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 3/13/2011 | Justin McCurry
    Tsunami victim Hiromitsu Shinkawa, 65, waves to rescuers who spotted him floating on the roof of his home nearly 10 miles out to sea. Photograph: AP A 65-year-old man has been found on the roof of his floating house nearly 10 miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that devastated the north-east coast of Japan. Hiromitsu Shinkawa must have resigned himself to his fate when he was swept away by the retreating tsunami that roared ashore in his home town of Minami Soma in Fukushima prefecture. As the wave approached, Shinkawa took the fateful decision to return home...
  • Rabbis urge Fox to sanction Beck for Nazi comments

    01/27/2011 10:13:04 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 84 replies
    NEW YORK (JTA) -- A group of American rabbis is calling on Fox News to sanction personality Glenn Beck for "his completely unacceptable attacks" on Holocaust survivor (!!!!!!) George Soros. ......
  • Survivor: Redemption Island

    01/11/2011 12:11:43 PM PST · by EveningStar · 214 replies · 1+ views
    <p>Since the season is more than month away, and information is incomplete, this is a preliminary post. When more information develops, I'll post the "formal" announcement.</p> <p>Survivor: Redemption Island is the 22st season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 16, 2011 on CBS.</p>
  • Survivor: Nicaragua

    09/15/2010 2:53:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 370 replies · 1+ views
    I will be handling this thread on a temporary basis only, and as time and health permits. You people are used to - and deserve - more. Hopefully, someone more qualified will step up and take this over. :) References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia articleSurvivor: Nicaragua is the 21st season of Survivor. It will moving to Wednesday nights this season. In fact, it begins tonight, September 15, 2010, 8/7c. The theme this season will be Young vs Old. The players will include a former NFL coach (Jimmy Johnson) and an amputee triathlete champion (Kelly Bruno). From Wikipedia:Survivor host Jeff...
  • Jimmy Johnson on life on 'Survivor: Nicaragua:' no hair, no sleep, and no clothes

    09/12/2010 5:18:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 9, 2010 | Maria Elena Fernandez
    Get ready to see football coaching superstar Jimmy Johnson in his underwear. Johnson, 67, says he spent a lot of time on "Survivor: Nicaragua" in his undies because he got tired of being in his wet, smelly clothes.
  • Former NFL coach Jimmy Johnson to tackle CBS' 'Survivor: Nicaragua'

    08/09/2010 1:40:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10, 2010 | Richard Huff
    Legendary football coach Jimmy Johnson, known as much for his perfectly combed hair as he is for racking up wins, is among the castaways on CBS' "Survivor: Nicaragua."
  • Survivor Shares Story to Combat Troop Suicides

    06/11/2010 10:21:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 28 replies · 658+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 – Kim Ruocco hung up the phone with her husband, relieved he had finally agreed to seek help for his increasingly severe bouts of depression. Marine Corps Maj. John Ruocco poses for a picture with his wife, Kim, and children, Joey, right, and Billy, in November 2004. The major committed suicide in 2005 after a long battle with depression. His wife has devoted herself to suicide prevention and assisting survivors. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Still, she had a nagging feeling that something wasn’t right. She decided to catch a red eye flight...
  • Face of Defense: Cancer Survivor Ready to Fly

    05/20/2010 5:42:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 129+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Capt. Joseph Knable, USAF
    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark., May 20, 2010 – One year ago, Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras was flying C-130 Hercules missions around the world. Air Force Senior Airman Brian Petras sits in the cockpit of a C-130 Hercules, May 11, 2010, on the flightline at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Diagnosed with cancer in 2009, he returned to duty less than a year after surgery to remove part of his right leg. He is a flight engineer with the 50th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Steele C.G. Britton  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution...
  • Over 100 dead in Tripoli airport plane crash, 8-year-old sole survivor

    05/12/2010 3:03:18 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 22 replies · 1,821+ views
    The Times of India ^ | May 12, 2010, 02.01pm IST | The Times of India
    TRIPOLI: An eight-year-old Dutch boy was the sole survivor when a Libyan plane arriving from South Africa exploded on landing at Tripoli airport on Wednesday, killing more than 100 people, officials said. Afriqiyah Airways listed 93 passengers and 11 crew members on board its flight 8U771 from Johannesburg. "I can confirm the crash but not the number of the dead," said Bongani Sithole, an official of the airline at Johannesburg airport. "We hear that it happened one metre (yard) away from the runway." A Libyan security official earlier said that all those on board the Airbus A330 had died but...