Im thankful I live in the USA where capitalism was given a small chance and in that period massive amounts of wondrous things never seen before in human history happened and I can get food whenever, where as some people can only eat a little bit a day, whatever their government decided to feed them that day because communism is evil.
To many, Google Glass seems like an unnecessary, very expensive, odd-looking smartphone accessory. To Aleksandra Blaszczuk, Google's connected glasses are none of those things.
A 26-year-old quadriplegic, Blaszczuk needs assistance with bathing, eating and countless other activities, but the new gadget has allowed her to do things on her own that she didn't think would be possible again.
Before a car accident a year and a half ago, Blaszczuk used her smartphone just like most 20-somethings. She took photos and immediately shared them; she used a maps app to get around in New York City; she quickly Googled things to keep up with conversation. But when she became paralyzed from the chest down, her life changed.
]"Lots of people with disabilities don't have an opportunity to share their stories. I couldn't take pictures before -- I would have to ask someone to do that for me," Blaszczuk told ABC News. "With Glass, there is a whole new sense of self expression – I've been taking pictures and taking video."
She is able to tilt her head back to wake the glasses' small screen and then simply use her voice to control them. "O.K., Glass, take a picture," she can say to snap a photo, and then she can share it to her Google Plus profile – all with just voice commands. Beyond just taking photos and videos, Blaszczuk has been using the glasses, which pair with a phone for Internet connectivity, to make phone calls, get directions and search Google.
Over time, you can see that the focus of the age cohorts will shift so that the Baby Boomers will become less significant and the distribution will be much more flat overall. It's interesting to see how level the 2060 estimates are relative to the 1900 (with its massive amount of young children that never made it to adulthood).
Officer Dan Waskeiwicz of the Baltimore City Police received a call one day when he was on duty stating that there was a “vicious dog” terrorizing a neighborhood and he needed to help. When he got to the scene, people were yelling at the pit bull as it ran around in a frenzy.
Officer Waskeiwicz writes in his letter to Modified K9:
I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my own approach, being a dog lover, I got out of my car and called the “vicious dog” over to me. The dog came over with it’s tail between it’s legs and panting. I grabbed my water bottle and the dog sat down next to me and began licking my pants. I started giving the dog water. I brought the dog over and waited for the pound to show up.
It was then that he decided that he couldn’t bear to see the dog go, knowing it would likely be euthanized. Dan decided instead to take the dog home himself. He jumped in the back seat of the cruiser with the “vicious” canine, and it was clear that he’d made the right decision.
Four football players from William Paterson University went shopping at a general store in Wayne, N.J., on Sunday afternoon. After spending several minutes trying to locate the store clerk, two of the players who needed sunglasses and batteries were captured on store security cameras leaving money at the register.
Buddy’s Small Lots store manager, Marci Lederman, was taken by their honesty.
“They picked up a few items, and they left cash on the counter and waved to the cameras,” Lederman told Yahoo News. “Who does that?”
Thomas James, Kell’E Gallimore, Jelani Bruce and Anthony Biondi do that.
The NCAA Division-III Pioneers haven’t had a winning season in nearly 20 years, but life’s rewards are sometimes sweeter than those earned on a football field.
“It doesn’t surprise me that they did what they did,” said Jerry Flora, the Pioneers’ head coach. “That’s the kind of kids we try and recruit in here so we can obviously deal with a lot less headaches if you know what I mean.”
“They could have ransacked the store. They could have really done anything,” Lederman said. “They were perfect gentlemen. They were looking to see if anyone was here. They looked in the back to make sure no one was lying on the floor dead.”
While most beach resorts up and down the Eastern Seaboard are snapping up the sand chairs and rolling in the ice cream shop awnings after Labor Day, Bethany Beach is doing something different.
They put out new signs: “Welcome Wounded Warriors!” “Thank You For Our Freedom!” “Welcome Military Families — Our Heroes.”
Small businesses donated gift baskets, kept the kayaks out, lined up 14 fishing boats, got the horses saddled up and the Jet Skis ready, and opened their homes.
This week, 25 wounded veterans and their families are being treated like celebrities in this town. They wear VIF (Very Important Family) dog tags that get them free ice cream cones, lunches, golf games, spa treatments, and “thank you for your service” hat tips and handshakes.