Let Us Rock!

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I have recently been awed once again at the amount of talent shown by some children.

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At the moment I am stunned by an eight year old girl called Zoe Thomson, who is obviously a rock star of the future.

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This is the young lady herself playing her unfinished version of Stratosphere alongside the original by Stradovarius.

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What can you say …. and there’s me who always fancied being a rock star myself …. only I, unlike Zoe, never put any work in.

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Perhaps it is not too late as it seems that she is learning guitar by the means of  …. letsplayguitar.com.

Hmmm, it still sounds like a lot of work and there probably isn’t much call for old ladies who rock!

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Congratulations To Nick Vujicic And His Bride!

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It is wonderful to hear that Nick Vujicic got married in California on 10th February this year.

His bride is the very beautiful Kanae Miyahara.

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They honeymooned in Hawaii, and will live together in California.

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You may remember my previous post about Nick, who suffers from Tetra-Amelia Syndrome, and who has no arms or legs.

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In spite of this he has overcome all of his difficulties, to become a much respected motivational speaker , and a much admired man.

In 2005 he was even nominated for ‘Young Australian Of The Year’.

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Some of us complain about nothing, while some people say that they have nothing to complain about …. and Nick is one of the latter.

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I am so happy that he has met the love of his life, and wish him all of the joy and happiness he deserves.

Bless them both in their marriage.

J.

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Ahad. A Miracle Of Healing.

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As I was researching for yesterday’s post about ‘half head man’, I came across a truly inspiring story.

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In Dayton, Ohio, a 14 year old boy was a bystander who was terribly injured during a shooting.

He was found in a pool of blood, with an area of his head destroyed.

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His surgeons had to cut away the right side of his skull and brain in order to deal with the extensive damage which had been caused.

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Although he was not expected to pull through, he did miraculously manage to survive, but with only the left half of his head intact.

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Throughout the next fourteen years Ahad underwent many different operations as his plastic surgeon tried to improve his condition.

At one point he even fell into a coma whilst undergoing one of these procedures.

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Eventually the surgeon developed a silicone implant, which was like a breast implant, but formed as a solid shape.

This time there was great success, which resulted in Ahad being left with a normal shaped skull.

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What a wonderful result.
Miraculous!
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Half Head Man.

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For some time now, there have been mug-shot pictures of a man on YouTube, a man who appeared to have only half of his head.

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Most people said that it was the result of Photoshop alterations, but now it seems that the truth is that it is possible to recover as normal after even unbelievable trauma has taken place.

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Apparently, 24 year old Carlos Sousa Rodriguez had an accident when he was only 14 years of age.

It seemed that he went through the windscreen of a car after it crashed.

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Doctors then had to cut away portions of his skull and brain to deal with the extensive damage he had suffered.

Surprisingly, he recovered and lived on as normal in spite of this.

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So, it all seems to be true then.

Amazing.

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Texting Can Be Dangerous!

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Something technological for you today.

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It is noticeable that people are completely addicted to texting nowadays.

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Big H and I were recently surprised to see what happened when some uniformed young ladies, who had just left school for the day, got onto a bus we were travelling back home on.
The girls, who were obviously friends, boarded together and sat down together, then totally ignored each other during the whole long journey.
Most of them were totally immersed in texting,  whilst one of them, without a phone in her hand, just sat quietly amongst the others.

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It just looked so unreal and anti-social!

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And it can also be very dangerous.
Like this young lady who fell into a fountain in a shopping centre.

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Walking into a shop window.

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Accidents: Driving while texting.

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I don’t know how other people feel but I sometimes think that people seem to be almost withdrawing from the real world …. and the pleasures of social interaction with friends.
J.
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Cats’ Love Them Mousies!

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If you have a cat, and you spare no expense to make your furry friend happy, then this post is definitely for you.

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The RSPCA in Australia have created three games called the ‘Affection Collection’ that can be played on an iPad …. by your cat!

Kitty Chef is a game about food.

Roller Kitty is where the cat plays with a ball of wool.

KITTY raid means that a vigilant cat gets to protect a piece of cheese from a lot of hungry mousies.

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It seems to be very popular with our feline friends too, once they get the hang of it.

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The designer has also made the App so that there is always a different game presented from the one before, so that the cat does not get bored with repetition.

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So, here we see Asha learn to play the RSPCA App on the iPad …. and does very well with it!

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This is three month old Arya, also playing the new games.

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Here are two Siberian cats who love to play the Game For Cats on their owner’s Apple iPad …. at least I presume it is the owners!

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It seems to me that cats are very interested in ‘things with them mousies’ and ‘them mousies with things’.

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Will every cat soon have a games machine of it’s own to play away those lonely hours when it’s master or mistress is out earning the necessary money to pay for it!

It would seem to be a good idea to buy a screen protector though!!!

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But hey, don’t worry if you cannot afford it because there is always the alternative game.

Just buy a ball of wool, some ‘catnip mice’, and let the cats do the work!

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J.
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More to enjoy.
iPad. Fishpond.

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iPad game for cats.

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Furious Parent Shoots Disrespectful Daughter’s Computer

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Today’s post is about parenting …. and discipline.

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This is the tale of an angry parent in America who has a 15 year old daughter.

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This daughter wrote at length on her Facebook page, which was blocked to her parents, about how totally pissed-off she was with her family life and with helping around the house etc. etc.

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Her exasperated father sees her posted rant while spending the afternoon …. and $130 dollars …. updating her computer for her.

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He then records his reaction to her disrespectful attitude …. and ends it by shooting her computer!

She is also told that she will not be getting a replacement one until she buys it herself.

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He then puts his own video up on her Facebook page!

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It has been a true Internet sensation.

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It has been reported that some people even complained about this father to the police because they thought that he had been abusive, but the police seemingly approve of his parenting skills.

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What do you think of it!

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The father’s message to his daughter.

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This is the original Facebook thread if you want to see it.

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Proactiv At Boots! Clear Up Your Spots And Pimples For £39.99?

Hello,

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Although your reputation may be spotless …. are you?

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Boots have done it again.

I think that they will have yet another run on their stores in the UK tomorrow (Feb. 15th)!

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The stores are launching a new product which is already used by millions world-wide, and by celebrities in particular.

Katie Parry is the face of the website.

Apparently the famous and the beautiful use it to help clear up embarrassing skin breakouts within a few days.

Everyone wants to wear spots when polka-dots are fashionable … but not on your face … and definitely not on the red carpet, or on a red hot date.

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The new product is the Proactiv Range of products, which is said to visibly improve the skin in two weeks or less.

It seems that more and more of us are getting spots and pimples now, not just the unlucky teenagers, and this is being put down to stress and periods of hormone fluctuations caused by other influences.

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It was said to have been given rave reviews by the women who tested the product prior to this year’s UK launch.

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So, are you going to invest almost 40 of your hard earned earth pounds, or does the very thought of doing so bring you out in spots!

J.

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It’s Doggone Good Stuff!

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My goodness, I seem to be watching a lot of the most popular YouTube videos at the moment …. and yet more doggy things!

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Obviously I don’t have a lot on my mind!

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I quite liked the one of Smitty when he discovered the film Marmaduke.

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The beautiful dog’s owner came home with a takeaway and put the telly on to see what he could see and veg out.

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Unfortunately for him, the dog was paying attention and became instantly enthralled with the doggy hero film …. and especially the emotionally charged bits.

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Still, it kept the dog happily occupied, and there is a lot to be said in favour of that!

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Marmaduke Clip.

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If my dog had seen this I could have saved a fortune by putting it on permanent repeat…. which is not a new idea for television channels, in all honesty!!

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Mind you, cats do it too.

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Talking about cats though, if we are talking about sheer cuteness then this following clip is unbeatable in my opinion.
This one shows a panther kitty called Isabella, who’s mom was not very interested in actually caring for her in 2009.
It ended up with keen volunteers doing the work instead, at Panther Ridge Conservation Center in Florida.
Isn’t she beautiful!

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The Italian Job.

So,

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Something very inventive is coming your way very, very, soon.

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Soon, you will need to buy your dog a new dogfood.

It will need to be Bakers Complete Meaty Meal …. or else!

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Soon, there will be a new advert coming to a television screen near to you …. and your beloved canine friend.

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This is it.

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It is reported to contain high frequency noise that is beyond our own hearing capacity ….. but exactly right for dogs’ ears …. and for catching ther interest.

These sounds are above 17,000 Hertz!

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So, it remains to be seen if you get severely growled at if you try to switch it off!

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