Sunday, June 28, 2009

Australian Opals - Lightning Ridge

This opal was advertised for $32,000 Au.

The ones below range from $600 - $2,000.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iran's Angel

"Neda: Angel of Freedom."

'Neda' death video steps up pressure on Iran over protests

June 23, 2009 - 7:08AM
A video of a blood-drenched young woman, purportedly killed in the Tehran protests, has become an internet symbol of the demonstrations and heightened pressure on Iran in its battle with foreign media.
The video, showing blood pouring from the nose and mouth of the young woman, was placed online on Saturday, June 20, and has since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times around the world. So far, she has only been identified on the internet as Neda.
International media have taken pictures from the film which has inspired an avalanche of blog and Twitter comment, mainly against Iran's hardline government.

Angel of Iran

Later on Monday at a press conference in Washington, the son of the late Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, produced an image of the slain protester from his pocket alongside pictures of his family.
"I have added her (Neda) to the list of my daughters. She is now forever in my pocket," the former crown prince of Iran told AFP, fighting back tears.
The film reportedly shows Neda moments after she is hit in the chest by a shot while watching the protests on Saturday with her father on a Tehran street.
Bystanders desperately tend to the woman who wears jeans, a black jacket and an Islamic headscarf. Her eyes roll back as blood spreads across her face. People around her scream and a white-haired man desperately tells her: "Don't be afraid! Don't be afraid!"
There have been mass protests in Tehran against the disputed president election victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The people who originally posted the video on YouTube and Facebook said Neda was shot by a pro-government militia member.
That information, like the fate and the identity of the young woman in the video, cannot be independently verified.
Iranian state TV has said 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured during demonstrations in Tehran on Saturday, the eighth day of the political crisis.
Photos of Neda have been used at demonstrations around the world: from Istanbul to Los Angeles.
A number of Twitter users have been tinting their profile pictures green in solidarity with Iranians in recent days.
A Facebook page entitled "Angel of Iran" has been set up to honour her, bloggers and Twitter messages have called her: "Neda: Angel of Freedom."
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The Pacific -Trailer

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Honor & Integrity

H/T Joyce C

Look carefully at the B-17 and note how shot up it is - one engine dead, tail, horizontal stabilizer and nose shot up... It was ready to fall out of the sky. (This is a painting done by an artist from the description of both pilots many years later.) Then realize that there is a German ME-109 fighter flying next to it. Now read the story below. I think you'll be surprised.....

Charlie Brown was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot with the 379th Bomber Group at Kimbolton , England . His B-17 was called 'Ye Old Pub' and was in a terrible state, having been hit by flak and fighters. The compass was damaged and they were flying deeper over enemy territory instead of heading home to Kimbolton.

After flying the B-17 over an enemy airfield, a German pilot named Franz Steigler was ordered to take off and shoot down the B-17. When he got near the B-17, he could not believe his eyes. In his words, he 'had never seen a plane in such a bad state'. The tail and rear section was severely damaged, and the tail gunner wounded. The top gunner was all over the top of the fuselage. The nose was smashed and there were holes everywhere.

Despite having ammunition, Franz flew to the side of the B-17 and looked at Charlie Brown, the pilot. Brown was scared and struggling to control his damaged and blood-stained plane.

BF-109 pilot Franz Stigler

B-17 pilot Charlie Brown.

Aware that they had no idea where they were going, Franz waved at Charlie to turn 180 degrees. Franz escorted and guided the stricken plane to, and slightly over, the North Sea towards England . He then saluted Charlie Brown and turned away, back to Europe . When Franz landed he told the CO that the plane had been shot down over the sea, and never told the truth to anybody. Charlie Brown and the remains of his crew told all at their briefing, but were ordered never to talk about it.

More than 40 years later, Charlie Brown wanted to find the Luftwaffe pilot who saved the crew. After years of research, Franz was found. He had never talked about the incident, not even at post-war reunions.

They met in the USA at a 379th Bomber Group reunion, together with 25 people who are alive now - all because Franz never fired his guns that day.

(L-R) German Ace Franz Stigler, artist Ernie Boyett, and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown.

When asked why he didn’t shoot them down, Stigler later said, “I didn’t have the heart to finish those brave men. I flew beside them for a long time. They were trying desperately to get home and I was going to let them do that. I could not have shot at them. It would have been the same as shooting at a man in a parachute.”

Both men died in 2008.

This is a true story

A few areas exaggerated when you check with snopes but otherwise a true story.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Sarah " Has It " -2012 America!!

Why Do Liberals Bleed?
Robin of Berkeley
AT's recovering Berkeley liberal is thinking about arming herself, and investigates why liberals refuse to do so. More

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Awesome Caves

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Australia Loves India

Muslims attack Hindus in...Australia

And of course the attacks are being ascribed to racism, which most likely has nothing whatsoever to do with them. Jihad? You mean that Interior Spiritual Struggle? What could that have to do with this? "Australian PM urges calm after...

Full article:

Indian's are well respected in Australia apart from a few boneheads and Islamic jihadists.

Save Middle America

Bringing An End To This False Prophet Obama! by Jon Voight


A Sick Example Below- WAKE UP AMERICA!!

Obama has appointed Kevin Jennings
founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)

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Just another way for Obama to show his contempt for the righteous middle class, to confuse sane values in the minds of children and destroy the wishes of parents for a normal, healthy education praising American values for their children. I wonder if Obama will teach his daughters about fisting? Is this technique taught in their school?


Obama thinks this is funny, he's laughing at the desperation he's causing. It suits his purpose, as Alinsky preached: destroy the middle class. No country can thrive without a strong middle class --- look at every Moslem country, an all-powerful, rich dictator ruling tyrannically over 10 million poor devils with nothing in between.

President Obama has appointed Kevin Jennings, founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network)which sponsored the conference that produced the notorious “Fistgate” scandal (in which young teens were guided on how to perform dangerous homosexual perversions including “fisting”) — to head up “Safe Schools” efforts at the Department of Education
He supports promoting homosexuality and gender confusion as normative to even young students. He made that comment in a New York City church. TAKE ACTION: Urge your U.S. Congressman and Senators to call for the withdrawal of Jennings’ appointment at the Education Department. Call Congress at 202-224-3121 or 202-225-3121. More here,

Students as young as 12 given graphic instruction in homosexual sex by state employees

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

E3 09 Trailers

E3 2009: Modern Warfare 2 - E3 Demo

Left 4 Dead 2

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 E3 2009 Trailer [HQ]

Monday, June 08, 2009


Saturday, June 06, 2009

6th June 1944

65th anniversary of the D-Day landings


There is no national one-up-manship in Normandy this weekend. There is great national pride, of course, but everyone is acutely conscious that this was the greatest team effort in the history of democracy.