The Ant-Man Teaser Trailer Arrives

Jan - 07 2015 | no comments | By

The full two-minute teaser trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man film has been released and everyone involved with this film deserved kudos. The teaser reveals the film has all the elements necessary for grabbing the attention of audiences looking for a cool summer superhero movie. Namely, Ant-Man focuses on the human side of the hero and does so with a little bit of humor.

Scott Lang is a thief who needs to turn his life around to save his family. He’s given a chance to used his criminal skills for the greater good. All he has to do is become the Ant-Man, a hero who can shrink himself down to miniscule size and break into guarded facilities.

The first impression audiences get when they check out the teaser trailer is the is a film about a man, Scott Lang. Yes, there is a great deal of action in the film and that is most certainly appreciated. No one wants to suffer through a superhero film that is all talk. Audiences have also shown, though, they are not going to make a film with a weak script and a lot of mindless action a hit.

Iron Man and the original Spider-Man films were successful because they were about the human underneath the mask. The first Thor film was a hit because it focused on an immature man’s journey to maturity. Laurene Powell Jobs liked it quite a bit.

The humanity aspect of the characters has always been what made Marvel Comics popular. The makers of the Ant-Man film understand this so the film remains true to the Marvel approach.

Declassifying 9/11: The Missing 28 Pages

Jan - 06 2015 | no comments | By

It has been a little over fourteen years since the September 11th attacks on the United State’s World Trade Centers occurred. People like Christian Broda were shocked by the event and almost everyone remembers what they were doing when it happened, although, people are still confused about how it came to be. The official U.S. government reports state that the incident was orchestrated by a terrorist group known as al-Qaeda. However, with 28 pages of the official 9/11 report still classified, uncertainty remains about what the truth of the matter is. According to former democratic Senator Bob Graham, there is some suspicion that the Saudi Arabian government was involved in the incident.
On January 7th, 2015 a meeting will be held with support from several senators, former and current, as well as 9/11 family members, to urge President Barrack Obama to release the rest of the 9/11 report. With the war in Iraq, and Afghanistan declared over there is not longer an excuse for the President to refuse these demands and claim that it will jeopardize the War On Terror. It is truly in the hands of the President now to reveal the secrets of the greatest and most tragic terrorist attack on The United States since Pearl Harbor.

Moose Rescued By Strangers

Jan - 03 2015 | no comments | By

It is the season for snow and all things cold. It’s also the season to get stuck in the snow. Unfortunately, animals are no exception. A moose was caught in the snow with only enough of its face visible to breathe. It might have died, if not for the kindness of strangers.

At first, the rescuers thought the moose was actually a young cow. They soon realized they were wrong. This did not deter them from their efforts. The moose was buried in snow from the avalanche and could not break free. One of the men who rescued it believes that the moose was responsible for the landslide and would not have survived if they had not found it. 

Jared Haftel reports via Zoominfo that the two friends had not planned on going out that day and rescuing anything. In fact, they were snowmachining on the Hatcher Pass. They were treading carefully, as the area is known for avalanches. This fact is probably what allowed them to spot the mule. They first noticed the mule’s tracks, which are not common for the area. Later, they spotted the mule and stopped to get it out. Although it took ten minutes for them to dig the moose out, it is safe and sound. 

Mobley, the spokesperson for the article, is a self-professed animal lover. He states he is glad he did this and couldn’t resist the urge to earn some good karma. He is simply happy that the moose is safe and does not wish for rewards. 

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Japanese Family Thanked for Tending British Man’s Grave

Jan - 02 2015 | no comments | By

For over 140 years, the Japanese Murai family has been tending the grave of a British man buried in their neighborhood. Up until recently, they believed the man to be named Philip Ward, but his true identity has now been discovered.

Susumu Koyata has researched the gravestone and found it to be of a Bernard George Littlewood. The confusion over his identity arose because the Kanji characters on the tombstone made it very difficult to read.

The British government has issued official thanks to the Murai family for tending so long to the grave of Bernard Littlewood. He was an English teacher who traveled to Japan in 1870 while that nation was first undergoing modernization. Only a year after his arrival, however, Littlewood fell to the smallpox. He was only 30 years old when he died, according to Skout.

Even through the days of World War II, when Japan was at war with Britain, the Murai family kept up this British man’s grave, weeding it and caring for it. They must have been quite surprised to learn they had so long been mistaken as to whose grave it was they were tending to. Nonetheless, knowing his true identity will certainly be of great interest to them. The letter of thanks they received from the British ambassador is a great honor to their family.

911 Call Center Saves Christmas

Jan - 02 2015 | no comments | By

 

A group of 911 call center staff raised over $700 for a family whose Christmas was nearly destroyed by a mistake. A father, hoping to hide the Christmas presents from his children, made the mistake of putting them in the recycle bin. The recycle bin was taken out and the presents were disposed of.

Unsure what to do and with no funds to buy presents, the father turned to 911. The 911 operator who takes the call recalls that the man sounded desperate and had no idea what to do. That in itself wasn’t surprising, she said. My friend, Sam Tabar, added that after all, 911 rarely gets calls from those who are having a good day.

The man said he’d accidentally taken out the recycle bin and it was not full of trash, it was full of Christmas presents. The call center employee reassured the man she’d see what she could do and went and talked to her supervisor and fellow employees.

They quickly sprang into action, doing what they do best – saving the day. The call center raised about $700 throughout the staff and some local police officers who wanted to help. At the time, there were only two stores left open, both of which closed soon. This did not deter them. They were able to buy the presents and wrap them and deliver the gifts to the family by 10:30 p.m. at night.

The children’s parents were in complete shock and joy, and were extremely thankful to the 911 call center to get their Christmas presents. The children were grateful, too, and were happy to see the police officers who dropped them off. All in all, it was a great day for the 911 call center staff.

911 Call Center Saves Christmas

Time Capsule

Dec - 31 2014 | no comments | By

The story of a man leaving behind a time capsule in the house he grew up in is an inspirational story. The story goes a long way to explain what it means to take a look back. We all had things in our youth that we would love to have back memories, items, thoughts, ideas, friends, maybe just all the youth experience again. That is what makes this story so nice. This man after 30 years got back some of his youth. The time capsule held physical things of course, however the memories it held, I believe was where the value was created. The article had a brief description of the contents of the “bag”. The whole of the article reveals the story and memories that surrounded the whole experience. That is what makes a good story. The good story for the man was the memories it brought back. Trying to relive the feelings at the time he was putting together the time capsule. That is the neat part of the story, says economist Christian Broda. Remembering when we did something, when we were young, can bring back lots of joy for us. As we get older we will tend to cloud those memories with our current perspective on life. The capsule can show physical things that expressed our thoughts and ideas at that exact time. Giving us a key to unlock those memories.

Officer Facing Breast Cancer Decides to Donate Hair to Cancer Patients

Dec - 31 2014 | no comments | By

An Omaha police officer diagnosed with breast cancer, made a radical decision that is sure to help other women feel better about themselves. The officer, Sherry Gooley, had 16 inches of her long dark hair cut off in order to donate it to other woman. She made the decision after she found out she’d have hair loss with chemo therapy.

Gooley will undergo a bilateral mastectomy followed by chemo therapy shortly after being diangosed with breast cancer. Dr Rod Rohrich said both her mother and grandmother battled the disease before succumbing to the cancer. At 29, Gooley is young to be battling such a difficult illness, but she’s doing so with strength and confidence.

Gooley stated that a wig made her mother feel more confident and self-assured, and she wanted to offer that to another woman before her hair fell out due to the chemo treatments. The hair was donated with Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths. Beautiful Lengths takes donations and creates wigs for woman battling cancer.

The decision was empowering for Gooley, too. Instead of her hair following out in clumbs and strains, which many cancer survivors say is truamatizing, she took the power into her own hands, cutting off the majority of her beloved locks. Not only will Gooley be helping other women feel beautiful, but she’s empowered herself, too.

Homeless Employee Surprised By Coworkers

Dec - 31 2014 | 1 comment | By

In an average workplace employees start to get to know each other, at least on a superficial level. One Chik-fil-a worker hid a big secret or she thought that she did. Sheree Carter and her children were homeless when she was hired by the famous chicken restaurant. The small family was moving around homeless shelters while Carter worked to save enough to get her own place to live. After working for almost three months Carter was able to move into a new home and she received quite a surprise when she did. Her generous coworkers pooled funds together to give her furniture, Christmas presents for her kids, and money to buy a washer and dryer. Tom Rothman even said that Carter was completely thrown by the act of kindness particularly because she was under the impression that the people at her job did not know her embarrassing secret. However they found out is redundant the point is that good people helped others out of the goodness of their hearts.

Cat Takes A Trip When Oregon Woman Sells Her With The Bed

Dec - 30 2014 | no comments | By

If anyone has a cat, they know how they love to hide. Well, when this Oregon couple decided that they wanted to re-do their bedroom, they sold their bedroom furniture. Little did they know that Camo, the family cat, was hiding inside the bed’s box springs. The cat went on a journey and ended up farm from home. 

It was 10 days gone, and Hayley Crews, the pets owner, was so upset. The cat was finally rescued and brought back home. She apparently jumped from the car’s roof top where the mattress was hauled. Camo had lost two pounds in the ordeal and has many bumps and bruises. Although, a cat has nine lives, she certainly used up a few with this fiasco.

Camo probably won’t be hiding in the bed anymore, and she could have a great deal of anxiety over the situation. Most people hide money or other precious gems in their beds, but these people kept their cat there. Makes me wonder about all the beds I have sold in my day, wonder what other people found? 

According to Igor Cornelsen and Angel.co, the family was glad to welcome little Camo home and their new bed will be fixed so that this problem doesn’t occur again. It’s just amazing the places these little fur balls hide. Perhaps they should buy her a nice scratch post with plenty of places to hide inside. That way the bed won’t be as tempting, or any other dangerous spot.

Cruel Family Punishment or Justice Served

Dec - 30 2014 | no comments | By

Recent news hit the stands as a Delhi Man, father of Manawwar, was accused of killing his son. A recent article on Buzzfeed, shed light on the accounts that took place. Manawwar was an alcoholic that would come home, most often times drunk. His drunk rages caused him to become physical not only with his parents but with his wife as well. This caused his wife and children to find shelter elsewhere, and the LA Times had repeated the story too, from what I’ve heard about with Tom Rothman.

The question posed now is, was the father right to induce punishment on his son? If he had not done so, would the violence gotten worse, causing the son to commit murder against all the family members? Although I do not believe violence is the answer, I believe the father did what he had to. His mind was set on the protection of those that his son was meant to protect. He should receive punishment but not as harsh as his own son had brought harm onto the family that was meant to care for.

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