whale watching

Lake Villa, IL

#1 Sep 5, 2012
HONOLULU -- A man who was killed when the mast broke on a whale-watching catamaran, sinking the boat, died of blunt trauma to the head, an autopsy found Tuesday.

Authorities were still investigating what caused the Kiele V's mast to fall Sunday on Hal Pulfer, 48, of Highland Park, Ill.

The catamaran was nearly two miles off Maui in rough, 6-foot waves at the time, the Coast Guard said. Winds were 20 to 30 mph.

Gemini tour boat captain JD DuShane, who responded to the accident, told The Honolulu Advertiser that a nurse aboard the Kiele V worked for half an hour to revive Pulfer, who was sitting on the right front part of the catamaran when he apparently was struck by the falling mast and rigging lines.

About 50 passengers were rescued from the Kiele V as it foundered and were taken to shore by other whale-watching boats, witnesses said.

Lake Villa, IL

#2 Sep 5, 2012

Early years

The son of a policeman,[6] Harvey made radio receivers as a young boy. He attended Tulsa Central High School where a teacher, Isabelle Ronan, was "impressed by his voice." On her recommendation, he started working at KVOO in Tulsa in 1933, when he was 14. His first job was helping clean up. Eventually he was allowed to fill in on the air, reading commercials and the news.[7][8][9]

While attending the University of Tulsa, he continued working at KVOO, first as an announcer, and later as a program director. Harvey, at age nineteen spent three years as[10] a station manager for KFBI AM, now known as KFDI, a local station in Salina, Kansas. From there, he moved to a newscasting job at KOMA in Oklahoma City, and then to KXOK, in St. Louis, where he was Director of Special Events and a roving reporter.

Harvey then moved to Hawaii to cover the United States Navy as it concentrated its fleet in the Pacific. He was returning to the mainland from assignment when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He eventually enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces but served only from December 1943 to March 1944. His critics[specify] claimed he was given a psychiatric discharge for deliberately injuring himself in the heel. Harvey angrily denied the accusation, but was vague about details: "There was a little training accident...a minor cut on the obstacle course...I don't recall seeing anyone I knew who was a psychiatrist...I cannot tell you the exact wording on my discharge."[11]

pure coincidence

Lake Villa, IL

#3 Sep 5, 2012

To my fellow Native Brothers and Sisters in Indian Country,

Lightning Medicine Cloud, a true spiritual blessing was born at the Lakota Ranch on May 12, 2011. He now has joined his earth father and our heavenly father, and Lightning’s mother, Buffalo Woman, also went on to join her son one day after Lightning left the earth.

There is an internal investigation through Hunt County Sheriff and Homeland Security in process, and a $5,000 reward offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the premeditated crime deaths of Lightning Medicine Cloud and his mother, Buffalo Woman. Thus far, the investigation has concluded that neither were killed by natural causes.

It has been a heartache as we mourn the death of Lightning Medicine Cloud and his mother, however his legacy will forever live on through the message he brought as “The Hope of All Nations”. Lightning was brought in as a spiritual blessing from God and left by the hands of evil people. This premeditated crime will NOT go unsolved, and there will be closure for us all, and consequences for those who did it.

May you all rest in peace, dearest Gentle Ben, Lightning Medicine Cloud, and Buffalo Woman.

You will be missed very much, but NEVER forgotten. It has been our honor to have taken care of you and shared in your greatness.

—Arby and Pat Little Soldier

Lake Villa, IL

#4 Sep 5, 2012

Matthew 25:31 New International Version (NIV)
The Sheep and the Goats
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

Zechariah 10:3
3 Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for Jehovah of hosts hath visited his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as his goodly horse in the battle.

Definition of GOAT
aor pluralgoat: any of various hollow-horned ruminant mammals (especially of the genus Capra) related to the sheep but of lighter build and with backwardly arching horns, a short tail, and usually straight hair; especially: one (Capra hircus) long domesticated for its milk, wool, and flesh bcapitalized: capricorn
: a licentious man : lecher
: scapegoat 2
— goat·ish \ˈgō-tish\ad jective
— goat·like \-ˌlīk\adjec tive
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Examples of GOAT
In the last inning, a home run can make you the hero, and a strikeout can make you the goat.
<an unhappy childhood was the goat he used to rationalize every failure and shortcoming>
Origin of GOAT
Middle English gote, from Old English g&#257;t; akin to Old High German geiz goat, Old Norse geit, Latin haedus kid
First Known Use: before 12th century
Related to GOAT
Synonyms: fall guy, scapegoat, whipping boy
Related Words: victim; butt, dupe, fool, laughingstock, mark, mockery, monkey; excuse
noun \&#712;s&#257;-t&# 601;r, chiefly British &#712;sa-\

Definition of SATYR
often capitalized: a sylvan deity in Greek mythology having certain characteristics of a horse or goat and fond of Dionysian revelry
a: a lecherous man b: one having satyriasis
: any of various satyrid butterflies
— sa·tyr·ic \s&#257;-&#712;tir-ik, s&#601;-, sa-\adjective
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Examples of SATYR
<the legendary conquests of a suburban satyr>
Origin of SATYR
Middle English, from Latin satyrus, from Greek satyros
First Known Use: 14th century
Related to SATYR
Synonyms: Casanova, lecher, lothario, lounge lizard, masher, philanderer, Don Juan, wolf, womanizer

Lake Villa, IL

#5 Sep 5, 2012

(distance of a particular galaxy)/(that galaxys velocity)=(time)


4.6 x 10^26 cm / 1 x 10^9 cm/sec = 4.6 x 10^17 sec

This equation, equaling 4.6 x c(distance of a particular galaxy)/(that galaxys velocity)=(time)


4.6 x 10^26 cm / 1 x 10^9 cm/sec = 4.6 x 10^17 sec

This equation, equaling 4.6 x 10^17 seconds, comes out to be approximately fifteen billion years. This calculation is almost exactly the same for every galaxy that can be studied. However, because of the uncertainties of the measurements produced by these equations, only a rough estimate of the true age of the universe can be fashioned. While finding the age of the universe is a complicated process, the achievement of this knowledge represents a critical step in our understanding.
, comes out to be approximately fifteen billion years. This calculation is almost exactly the same for every galaxy that can be studied. However, because of the uncertainties of the measurements produced by these equations, only a rough estimate of the true age of the universe can be fashioned. While finding the age of the universe is a complicated process, the achievement of this knowledge represents a critical step in our understanding.

117 with zero in the middle pointing up
10^17 sec

Lake Villa, IL

#6 Sep 5, 2012
Jonah 1:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Lake Villa, IL

#8 Oct 6, 2012
Found a 7-11
Lourdes France Grotto
Coordinates: 43°5'51"N -0°3'30"E

Lake Villa, IL

#9 Oct 15, 2012
See how good you are/what can you do with this?What do you see?

Ship Date of arrival at Quebec, New France Companies carried
Le Vieux Siméon 19 June 1665 Chambly, Froment, La Tour, Petit
Le Brézé 30 June 1665 La Durantaye (Chambellé), Berthier (L'Allier), La Brisardière (Orléans), Monteil (Poitou)
L'Aigle d'Or 18 August 1665 Grandfontaine, La Fredière, La Motte, Salières
La Paix 19 August 1665 La Colonelle, Contrecœur, Maximy, Sorel
Le Jardin de Hollande 12 September 1665 Supplies for regiments
Le Saint-Sébastien 12 September 1665 Rougemont, Boisbriand (Dugué), Des Portes (Duprat), Varenne
La Justice 14 September 1665 La Fouille, Laubia, Saint-Ours, Naurois

Seven ships were required to transport the regiment to New France. The first, Le Joyeux Siméon, departed La Rochelle 19 April 1665, arriving at Quebec 1 July 1665. On board were the companies of La Fouille, Froment, Chambly and Rougment. The Le Joyeux Siméon was a Dutch ship chartered by a La Rochelle merchant, Pierre Gaigneur, who was well-experienced sailing between France and its colonies.[15]

The next two ships to depart from France were La Paix and L’Aigle d’Or. The former carried the companies of La Colonelle, celles de Contrecoeur, Maximy, and Sorel, and on board the latter were de Salières, La Fredière, Grandfontaine and La Motte. These both were royal ships of the king’s navy that departed from La Rochelle 13 May 1665, arriving at Quebec 18 August 1665.

The following two ships were also royal vessels: Le Saint Sébastian and Le Justice. Aboard Le Saint Sébastian, amongst these next seven companies being transported to New France, were the newly appointed Intendant of New France, Jean Talon, and the Governor Daniel de Rémy de Courcelle. Aboard the final two ships were the companies of Du Prat, Naurois, Laubia, Saint-Ours, Petit, La Varenne, Vernon. These last two ships to depart from France left La Rochelle 24 May 1665, arriving at Quebec 12 September 1665.

Lake Villa, IL

#11 Dec 20, 2012
Mar 27, 07, 6:42 am
That's the second fatal mast-snapping on a tour catamaran here in Hawai'i in the lasts 4 months. And the third time the mast has snapped on this particular catamaran, the Kiele V. The other fatal accident occurred in December in Waikiki, when a twelve-year-old boy was killed when the mast snapped on the Na Hoku II.

It wasn't even cranking, out there, day before yesterday. Normal afternoon trades. The forty-nine-year-old man was here on vacation with his wife and three children. What a terrible nightmare. Here's the latest, in-depth report, from this morning's Honolulu Advertiser: http://honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...

Lake Villa, IL

#12 May 17, 2013
Century 4 quatrain 49

Lake Villa, IL

#13 May 20, 2013
Swans are birds of the family Anatidae within the genus Cygnus. The swans' close relatives include the geese and ducks. Swans are grouped with the closely related geese in the subfamily Anserinae where they form the tribe Cygnini. Sometimes, they are considered a distinct subfamily, Cygninae. There are six or seven species of swan in the genus Cygnus; in addition there is another species known as the Coscoroba Swan, although this species is no longer considered one of the true swans. Swans usually mate for life, though 'divorce' does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.


In Greek mythology, Cygnus has been identified with several different legendary swans. Zeus disguised himself as a swan to seduce Leda, Spartan king Tyndareus's wife, who gave birth to the Gemini, Helen of Troy and Clytemnestra;[1]Orpheus was transformed into a swan after his murder, and was said to have been placed in the sky next to his lyre (Lyra); and the King Cycnus was transformed into a swan.

In Ovid's Metamorphoses, there are three people named Cygnus, all of whom are transformed into swans. Alongside Cycnus, noted above, he mentions a boy from Tempe who commits suicide when Phyllius refuses to give him a tamed bull that he demands, but is transformed into a swan and flies away. He also mentions a son of Neptune who is an invulnerable warrior in the Trojan War who is eventually defeated by Achilles, but Neptune saves him by transforming him into a swan.

Cygnus, together with other avian constellations near the summer solstice, Vultur cadens and Aquila, may be a significant part of the origin of the myth of the Stymphalian Birds, one of The Twelve Labours of Hercules.[2]

Surrounding it are Lacerta, Vulpecula and Lyra.

Cygnus /Northern Cross
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Georgetown, KY

#14 May 20, 2013
so cool.

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