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WND. JOE KOVACS. While national news media continue to focus on race in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, they apparently don't think a similar case in Utah with the races reversed is that newsworthy.
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Never Would Have Guessed


Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd, 
because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27 ) 
His death reminded me of the following story.

Some people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin, 
is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4-star generals at 
Arlington National Cemetery His marker gives his name, 
rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else. 
Here's a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time, 
why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? 
Well, following is the amazing answer:

I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent 
of his Corps experiences.

In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country 
in the armed forces often in rear echelon posts where they 
were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform 
for the cameras in war bond promotions, 
Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. 
He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima There is only one 
higher Naval award... the Medal Of Honor!

If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man, 
he credits his sergeant with an even greater show of bravery.

Dialog from "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson": 
His guest was Lee Marvin.... 
Johnny said,"Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware 
that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima .. 
and that during the course of that action you earned 
the Navy Cross and were severely wounded."

"Yeah, yeah... I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me 
the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi. 
Bad thing about getting shot up on a mountain is guys getting 
shot hauling you down. But, Johnny, at Iwo , I served under 
the bravest man I ever knew... We both got the Cross the same day, 
but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison. 
That dumb guy actually stood up on Red beach and directed his 
troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach.. 
Bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere and he 
stood there as the main target of gunfire so that he could get his 
men to safety. He did this on more than one occasion because 
his men's safety was more important than his own life.

That Sergeant and I have been lifelong friends. When they brought 
me off Suribachi we passed the Sergeant and he lit a smoke and 
passed it to me, lying on my belly on the litter and said, 
"Where'd they get you Lee?" "Well Bob.... 
if you make it home before me, tell Mom to sell the outhouse!"

Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man 
I ever knew.
The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. 
You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."

On another note, there was this wimpy little man 
(who passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet.. Mr. Rogers is 
another of those you would least suspect of being anything 
but what he now portrays to our youth. 
But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in

Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. 
He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV, to cover the many 
tattoos on his forearm and biceps. 
He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, 
able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat

After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister

and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life... He hid away the tattoos and his past life and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm..

America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy.
Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst.
Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened.

Take the time to thank anyone that has fought for our freedom. With encouragement they could be the next Captain Kangaroo or Mr. Rogers..
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Do Not Disturb

This is exactly what I need for work on days like today!  I don't think I've ever wanted a sign taped to my back so badly... I need to make this (or a shirt of this)!

h/t +Ross Life 
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snydeq writes Modern programming bears little resemblance to the days of assembly code and toggles. Worse, or perhaps better, it markedly differs from what it meant to be a programmer just five years ago. While the technologies and tools underlying this transformation can make development work more ...
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This girl is a keeper!!!

It happened at a New York Airport. This is hilarious. I
wish I had the guts of this girl. An award should go to the United
Airlines gate agent in New York for being smart and funny, while
making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably
deserved to fly as cargo. For all of you out there who have had to
deal with an irate customer, this one is for you.

A crowded United Airlines flight was canceled. A
single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers.

Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS."

The agent replied, "I'm sorry, sir. I'll be happy to try
to help you, but I've got to help these folks first; and then I'm
sure we'll be able to work something out."

The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that
the passengers behind him could hear, "DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?"

Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her
public address microphone. "May I have your attention, please?", she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. "We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14".

With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically,
the man glared at the United Airlines agent, gritted his teeth, and said, "F*** You!"

Without flinching, she smiled and said, "I'm sorry sir,
you'll have to get in line for that, too."

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to
dance in the rain
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