ATLANTA, GA -- "A Real American hero" has returned in true military form.More than 300 G.I. Joe action figures dropped in on the 14th annual G.I. Joe Collector's Convention in Atlanta Friday. Fans at the event will get their first look at a new line of G.I. Joe products featuring a special edition series that includes the 25 most popular characters in the history of the line. It has been 25 years since the G.I. Joe "Real American Hero" action figures were introduced. The first G.I. Joe figures hit toy shelves in 1964 and lasted until 1976.They were replaced by the much smaller "Real American Hero" figures in 1982.
The convention will conclude on Sunday.
Watching the video of this event brought back some strong memories of the days when I threw my GIs out the window with my home made parachute. Most of them got stuck on tree limbs because they would catch the wind just right and travel right into them. Nonetheless it was fun to see them fly on by knowing that I will have to rush downstairs to retrieve them before the other kids think they just found new toys. I had about twelve of them from each side. I can't remember what ever happened to them but the memories will always be there.
The image you see to the right is an original architectural piece for this building in the heart of downtown Toledo, OH. I came across this beauty when I went on one of my walks through the downtown area. I have a huge collection of photos of other structures that this city has to offer. I plan on presenting those when the time comes but trust me I might present them sooner then that :)
Can you tell what year it was erected? If so write it down and post it with your comment.
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- 2 tickets to Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
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The U.S. government came up with the term "Hispanic" in the 1970s to generally refer to people who could trace their origin to Spanish-speaking countries. The term "Latino" refers to origins from Latin America, which includes non-Spanish speaking countries like Brazil. The terms are often used interchangeably, which is a point of some contention in the wider community.If and when someone were to call me a hispanic or a latino I don't immediately flip out and correct them. I have been exposed to many other forms of what some people consider to be my nationality some good some bad. When ever I am asked what I am I quickly answer in a funny tone "Well a human of course". Then I take a few minutes explaining the difference of latino and hispanic and how it is that I'm hispanic. Growing up wasn't as bad as most people thought it was. I had friends that just saw me as just me and not a nationality. In the article Anna Rivas, of Boulder, Colorado states "On a regular basis I get asked where I'm from". "And I'll usually reply, 'My parents are from Mexico.' And I don't say, 'I'm Hispanic or Latino, or I'm from Mexico,' because I'm not." I guess using her theory I should consider myself a Bostonian seeing that I was born in Boston,MA.
Last night was premiere night on NBC. I enjoyed the shows that were presented, each of them had their interesting catches where they kept you watching all the way through. What I began to hate more and more each and every commercial break was an ad for anti-depressant pills. I understand that there are people out there that suffer from depression, I find myself depressed at times too but I will never turn to a pill to trick my mind and have it think that things are better. The ad shows some people really down in the dumps and sad, I can't figure out how a pill will help you feel or get better. 68% of Americans suffer from depression that is financially related. I cannot see how this pill will help them out with their scenario. They may be able to take the pill and some how feel better the next day but guess what unless they get a raise or a bonus or the winning lottery numbers to millions of dollars they will be depressed the following day 'guaranteed'. About 12% suffer from family loss, guess what folks this pill will not bring back loved ones. What it will do is make you dependent on it and you'll find yourself having not only depression but an addiction. If you have heard or seen these ads please take the time to listen carefully to the end where they speak about the side effects and harmful reactions. If some of you need something like this then by all means take them but as for me I know that things are tough and the only thing that can help me will be me not a pill.
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Yes there are some out there that have put the time in for their benefits but what I'm talking about is the ones that continue to punch in and do absolutely nothing all day and get a yearly salary of up to $75,000. Listen, I shop at a store called ALDIs here in Toledo, when I want something for less that's where I go or when I want something that's not food related I shop at Wal-Mart. I don't care what union you're in or what you think the union can offer me as a person, a citizen or a family man you cannot argue the point that when it costs you three dollars for a box of cereal at a union store as a opposed to one seventy five at a non-union shop that at the end of the day unions and union shops are considered to be better. I don't know what the out come will be between these two entities but the one thing I can say is that there are other companies out there (Toyota) that run union free and are still producing profits left and right.
I am currently working in a non-union environment and it's great, yes times are tight and the cost for insurance went up which if anything makes my point all the more understandable as to why I shop non-union stores. This strike will hurt those who are used to the big paycheck because although GM has enough stock for a month they can start a hiring binge and get people to work at yes a lower rate but the job will still be there for them as opposed to nothing. Unions are going to be a thing of the past especially if we are to compete in this global economy with the rest of the world.
Last week's Dream Concert was an event that a lot of people were talking about, my wife and I would of loved to have gone but with the extra spending cash being a bit low we were unable to afford the tickets. It would of been awesome to be their knowing that he is looking down upon us and smiling, there were many artists who attended as well as friends and family. Knowing that his daughter is still talking to groups of children as well as adults about the importance of freedom and the words that her father spoke in a bold and comforting manner is a feeling that will carry almost anyone to do good in this world. This concert should be given quarterly, that way I can have a chance to attend.
I haven't played the Resident Evil games for about three years now because my PS2 died and I have not had the money to replace it. I have watched the first two releases of the movie and I plan on watching this third installment when it hits the DVD market. Watching these flicks although end up the same way are still enjoyable to me. There's nothing like spending a Friday night at home with a small bucket of popcorn and some soda watching a hack and slash movie. No my wife doesn't really care for these types of movies, they seem to bore her because of it horror nature. To her it's more survival horror then just plain horror. Either way I'm waiting for the release so that I can make that night happen, heck I might even ask my daughter to join me.
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After reading that the 5 dollar was getting a facelift I did some searching online and I came across this site where they have a virtual tour of many types of money that was and is currently being used. They're located in Colorado Springs, Colorado which isn't too far for me to visit next year. The site is very well done and the flow of the pages are really smooth without any interuption. Please take a minute to watch the tour and see for yourself that this site is truely awesome and the museum as well. I will be mentioning this to my coworker today - he's a big coing collector so I know he'll enjoy this site just a bit more than the average person.
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Well it looks like the printing press has changed yet another bill, this time it's the 5 dollar bill. They have added and have taken some features, what they added was an added color "purple" and the have moved the security strip from one location to another. What they took out was the ever popular oval frames that surrounded the president and the memorial. I was a bit shocked to find out that the 5 dollar bills were bleached and then were reprinted as fake 100 dollar bills. Apparently the features of the 5 and 100 were similar so the counterfeiters didn't have much trouble swapping the two. Well let's see how long it will be until the next facelift.
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TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) -- It's a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle -- low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail.
Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places. At the extreme end, wearing pants low enough to show boxers or bare buttocks in one small Louisiana town means six months in jail and a $500 fine.
When I attended high school the trend was there s well but it didn't go too far especially when it cam to walking the hall with coach Vargas. Our football coach made sure that the saggy or as hhe called it the crappy in my pants look was not going to be tolerated while he was working at the school. He didn't care if there was a policy or not, his policy was pull'em up or get out. Now a days the trend has gone to a new level where now just about all types of groups are doing it and ?I have to adit it's getting a bit annoying. There's nothing attractive about having these kidswalk around showing their name brand boxers or briefs to the public. I applaude the effort that NJ is presenting to their citizens, and this should spread through out the US.
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I just watched a video that had a few people tasting several types of MREs, the weird thing about this is that some of the people trying it actually liked them. My older brother was in the military and he has some pretty convincing stories that the food served in the mess hall was a lot better then the ones that came in pouches for the soldiers. I have never tried food that came in pouches let alone food that came in a powder form. Actually I do remember having some eggs when I was younger and it came in a container and it was of a powdered nature.
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The image to the right might not be a quick look into music but if you look at what my daughter is holding you will notice that she is holding onto a warthog and for those of you out there that know what a warthog is you should get that catchy music in your head right about now. You know 'Akuna Matata', yeah that's the song/music I was talking about. If some of you out there still don't get it then watch the video below and you will finally be one of the many who do know.
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Police said they also found a backpack inside the home that they believe belonged to Marks. Inside it they found petroleum jelly, plastic gloves, girls panties, chemical-soaked rags, gum, candy, a razor and putty knife and costume false teeth.
After reading the article about this guy the only thing I wanted to do was pound on this guy with a bat until my arms got tired. This guy has been slipping through the law and only getting time for burglary cases and not for his sexual conduct towards his victims. I can now be sure that this clown won't be seeing day light any time soon. I hope they lock this guy up for a lot more then just 16 years. This guy can be an angel of angels for fifty years straight and I still wouldn't give him early release. I would of definitely made him pay a hefty fine before the cops would of arrived. I may need to clean up my lousville slugger after I'm done with him but I'm pretty sure he won't be thinking of little kids for a very long long time...
For years I've always honored the fallen soldiers, policemen, firefighters etc. Knowing that they will be honored during their funerals with a 21 gun shot solute as well as a gentleman in full dress mode that involves wearing kilts and playing Amazing Grace on their bag pipes. I have seen many parades that had groups and organizations that wear kilts, my daughter thinks it looks a little weird but I reminded her that even though it looks weird they wear those kilts with pride. I have been asked to wear one for Halloween but I turned them down because I don't believe it's something to wear just to poke fun at it, I strongly believe it's an outfit that only emphasises the greatness of a moment. The site that has many types of kilts is a site that is very well organized and it flows pretty smooth. The one outfit that my daughter did like is the one I have shown to the right, she likes it because #1 the guy looks handsome and #2 it comes in black.
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What due the names above have in common? Give-up? They are all guilty of accepting corrupt payments from companies that offered insurance brokerage or roofing services to school districts and municipalities. This story will definitely be under my radar, I want to know the full story and what were they thinking when they did that. Actually the true question is how long have they been doing this and who else is involved that is not being mentioned and who has been doing this kind of swinging before them?
There's going to be a press conference at 3:30pm est in front of the federal courthouse in Trenton - and I thought the day was going to be boring HA.
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MIAMI -- A performance by stand up comedian Eddie Griffin was stopped after he used the N-word repeatedly, a magazine's spokesman said Wednesday.
I am glad to see that organizations out there can and will take action when ANYONE uses that word or any other word that is deemed inappropriate. I also hope that this spreads so that the people in the black community can understand that the word is terrible regardless to who is saying it. I have heard the many excuses as to why they can say it and no one else and that they have been the people of shame and that the use of it is ok because their the ones using it and no the white people. A friend of mine who is black agrees with me that this definitely has to stop now, even if it means canceling a performance.
By: The Toledo Journal
The Toledo Journal
Originally posted 9/4/2007
Little Najaé Pettaway got off the yellow school bus after the first day of school at the same corner, just like last year.
But Najaé, 6, doesn’t live there anymore. Not even close. She lives on the other side of the river, in East Toledo.
Now something like this happens pretty much anywhere, thankfully the end results were good and not a tragedy. I can understand how a child might be placed in a group to board a bus mistakenly. I am wondering will they implement a new policy where each teacher will have a roll call list of each of their students noting which bus they are to board so that they don't have to rely on a computer that might go down because of something either breaking it or possibly spilling on it. If this was done before the coolant leak they would of simply relied on the list to get the kids home safely. Hopefully they will create such a list so that parents at home don't have to wait in anticipation to see if their child will or will not come out through those bright yellow doors. My daughter had that same problem just yesterday when one of the bus monitors (adults) told her to get on a bus she knew wasn't the right one and proceeded to tell the monitor that this is not her bus but the adult wouldn't let her explain. So she ended up missing her bus while the monitor simply said nothing and went back in the building. I ended up leaving work so that I can pick her up, I told her that regardless to what any of the monitors says about what bus she is to ride she knows exactly what bus to ride and where to catch it. Some of the assistants are trying to remember faces and names and I'm glad for that effort but if the student knows for a fact what bus they ride home please don't ignore the student just listen and be brave enough to say "I'm sorry, I've made a mistake".
Last night had to be one of my best moments in having fun thus far here in Toledo. We attended the CityFest last night and it turned out great, they had the usual foods and vendors but the real reason as to why we went was because of the famous man himself 'Eddie Money'. We had a blast watching him perform more then twelve songs and then an extra two songs for an encore. I have heard most of his music when I was younger but I didn't know the artist that sang them until last night. Two Tickets to Paradise is one of my favorites along with Take Me Home Tonight. The crowd that was there was completely excited and definitely enjoying themselves. I hope that next year's attraction will be as awesome as Eddie was.
Growing up in the eighties I knew a few guys who loved their knives but they would all fall short when it cam to my dad's swiss army knife. They used to ask him if they can borrow it when they went camping with their parents. I know that a nice knife like that would make a great gift for my nephew, especially since he's learning the Boy Scout traditions. This and many other gifts are available to you for purchase at Internetgiftmarket.com. Come and see that they have a large selection of ideal gifts for those you love. This site can even be valuable when you have one of those gift exchange moments at work or in the family. Visit today and let your imagination run away with the great gifts that they have.
I spent most of my afternoon looking through YouTube trying to find some cartoons from the eighties. My wife and I found afew that we remember and we also found some that were just a little too disturbing. The image you see to the right is that of the Thundercats, well this one is a remake of the original. While growing up I didn't realize how much these cartoons actually influenced some of my decisions as a young kid. Their messages would sound corny now but back then they really meant more to the watching audience. God I miss my childhood.