It came down to a decision at fight's end and Ali had his hand raised. He was behind on two judges score cards going into the last round of the battle and that's when Ali won the fight. As much as I did not like him. His warrior spirit exploded in that last round and he won that last round on all three score cards. In my mind, it was the greatest boxing battle I had ever watched.
To that point. There is one championship-level fighter that I did not list in my string of boxing greats above. Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. I place him in a category and level unique to the legendary boxers above for a reason.
Of them all, he's the only one to kill a man in the ring.
In November of 1982, I was welded into my living room chair, waiting for the pre-fight hype to end and for two boxers to touch gloves and begin to box. His name was Kuk-Koo-Kim and he was a light heavyweight fighter challenging Mancini for his boxing title. In the Mancini camp, this was only a warm up fight to step up to the next light heavyweight championship fight.
But it wasn't a tune-up fight. Mancini was battling a man that not only wanted his title, he was fighting for the honor of his family and his country. The Korean people have held such values for thousands of years, but Mancini knew nothing of such things. All he knew was that he was in the fight of his life. By the 14th round, both fighters answered the bell as if they were walking through quicksand. It has been argued that the referee should have stopped the fight long before now. Kim had taken some horrendous blows to the head but he refused to go down.
Many would have you believe that it wasn't Ray Mancini that Killed Kim, it was the referee between them. It was in that 14th round that Mancini delivered that sickening, crunching blow to Kim's head that finally knocked him out...and killed him. He died days later in the hospital.
I rarely watch boxing any more. Every now and the I will watch old, classic bouts between boxers long gone. I know ahead of time that no one will die before my eyes in the name of entertainment sports. Some recommend to me that I watch UFC fighting.
Really? UFC? The bouts that feature fighters trained in the art of killing? The same art I was taught to use in combat? No thanks. I've seen too much of that in real life. You go ahead. I'll catch up with you later.
When I've had the opportunity to watch boxing, though... Few things are as beautifully riveting than a good boxing match.
WTH Ken. It's a long USB cable, not The Holy Grail or decoded radio transmissions from an alien ship.
You are correct. It isn't any of those things. What is it? It's the longest mini usb cable I've ever seen. Used it to charge my phone last night and it works. I've been putzing around with computer stuff since 1996 but I've never seen a mini usb cable this long.
I have recently had my larynx removed as a pre-emptive strike against cancer. I was in remission for a 3 years but pre-cancerous cells began forming so I decided I had enough of this nonsense and made sure it wouldn't be a problem again. That being said...
I am exploring my options for text to speech apps. Android offers a few that would be workable but for the life of me, I cannot find any way to get a male voice to respond on my phone. My research is pointing to to the fact that Google has done away with male voices on their end, which pretty much sucks. I will be doing a good amount of public "speaking" but I'd like to find out how to get a male voice on my Galaxy S3. I may be getting a Nexus 5 shortly, but for now, it's the S3. Any input on this?
This is the view at sunrise from Delicate Arch looking the other way. While everybody else was snapping away at the arch, I turned around and caught this beautiful scene.
What I really want to tell you about though is the easy way I processed this photo, because out of the camera, it didn't look like this. My trick is using Topaz ReStyle to dial in the colors with one of the 1-click presets.
It'll be great if you'll download the free 30 day trial of Topaz ReStyle and see how it transforms your photos! Here's the link: http://www.topazlabs.com/?hr=n4Wby
If you find that you like ReStyle, here's another tip. Buy it before the 28th because you'll save $20 during their February promotion! The promo code to save $20 is all spelled out on the page when you click on the above link to Topaz ReStyle.
Diane's best friend for 13 years is clinging to life. Not from anything else but for her love for Diane. I learned a long time ago...Love can keep your dog alive painfully and way, way past their expiration date.
She had rallied 2 weeks ago and was her feisty self, even to the point of nipping at Astro for invading her personal space. It started to go bad Monday. I took her to the local vet to see if there was anything that could restore her playful spirit. He gave her a couple of shots and told me to keep her and Astro on their chicken and rice diet with a vitamin and protein supplement. That he gives away. Unlike many vets, he's in the business of making your pet better, not selling pet medications and specialized pet food.
In that time, she has dwindled to the point where every rib and hip bone is visible. Getting her to eat, even her life-long favorites of chicken and canned green beans has failed. She barely acknowledges that they are being offered to her.
Diane is sobbing and knows that keeping her alive now would be the ultimate in selfishness. Her pure love for DeeDee has given her the gift of resolve. We're going to see another vet later this afternoon. but with our combined medical co-pays, we're just holding on until the end of the month. Diane will not do this and she's going to be extremely upset with me when she figures it out, but we need help with her vet bills or the fee to "send her home". It's just the right thing to do. If you can help, just message me via G+ or email me helios at fixedbylinux dottt kom.
And thank you. From the center of my heart....thank you.
I'm sorry for your loss. My father's dog did the same thing, he had been blind for a few years and started wasting away to skin and bones. We all cried quite a bit those last days, but I think once it's done it's for their good.
Sorry again, and I hope it goes as well as it can.
The corporations are essentially writing this law,” Timothy Karr, senior director of strategy for Free Press, a New Jersey-based public advocacy group focused on Internet access and media ownership issues, told International Business Times.
Oh, ya think?
If you do a google image search for "supreme court sponsors", you can see a graphic just like that. Sadly, the people who did it are partisan, so they didn't mark up their own preferred justice's corporate sponsors.
So I was leaning toward something along the lines of Straight Talk wireless but I don't particularly care for the phones they offer within that plan. I did stumble across something I had not seen before.
Has anyone had any experience with this device?
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