You’re an 19 year old kid. You’re critically wounded , and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley , 11-14-1965, LZ X-ray, Vietnam . Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8 - 1, and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the MediVac helicopters to stop coming in.
You’re lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns, and you know you’re not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you’ll never see them again. As the world starts to fade in and out , you know this is the day.
Then, over the machine gun noise, you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter, and you look up to see an un-armed Huey, but it doesn’t seem real, because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.
Ed Freeman is coming for you. He’s not Medi-Vac, so it’s not his job, but he’s flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire, after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come.
He’s coming anyway.
And he drops it in, and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire, to the Doctors and Nurses.
And, he kept coming back…. 13 more times…..
And took about 30 of you and your buddies out, who would never have gotten out.
Medal of Honor Recipient , Ed Freeman , died at the age of 80, in Boise , ID ……May God rest his soul….. I bet you didn’t hear about this hero’s passing.
RIP, old brother.
Rest In Peace Sir, We shall finish the watch.
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old from Maryland. Authorities say Caitlyn Marie Virts was last seen in Dundalk, Md. at about 7 a.m. Thursday.
Police believe Caitlyn may be in the company of 38-year-old Timothy Virts, and they may be in a black 1999 Dodge Durango with Maryland tag 5AJ4458. Anyone who sees them is asked to call 911 immediately.
The child is believed to have been abducted by the suspect.
Caitlyn Virts is described as a white female who is about 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 80 pounds. She may be wearing glasses. Timothy Virts is described as a white male who is about 6’3” tall and weighs about 280 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call 911 or Baltimore County Police Department at 410-887-7320. Do not take action which could endanger your safety or further endanger the abducted child.
This happened today at 7am so SIGNAL BOOST. THE SOONER THE BETTER THE CHANCES OF THEM GETTING APPREHENDED.
Heart attacks symptoms are different for women. I recently learned this.
This map should be included in every history book.
Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!
This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.
CSULB’s illustration club has decided to start having monthly contests. This month’s topic was centaurs and I can’t resist those ridiculous critters.
Solatorobo Concept Art.
the tailclasp page is especially good reference material
How To Read A 223-Page Novel In Just 77 Minutes
Spritz is a company that makes a speed-reading technology which allows you to get through a mass of text, reading every word, in a fraction of the time it would take if you were turning the pages of a book or swiping through a Kindle.
The basis of Spritz concept is that much of the time spend reading is “wasted” on moving your eyes from side to side, from one word to the next. By flashing the words quickly, one after the other, all in the same place, eye movement is reduced almost to zero. All that’s left is the time you take to process the word before the next one appears.
The company is selling licenses for other companies who might want to use the technology in operating systems, applications, wearables, and websites. Obviously, the tiny screen of a smart watch instantly springs to mind.
But the real revelation of Spritz is in trying it yourself.
more about this
Now this is interesting…
the flickering gives me a headache, and I’m already so fast it amazes my family
Our next action is planned for Thursday 3/6—in support of the ASAN initiative to reform the Combat Autism Act. Please share widely and participate.
Image description: Tell Congress to reform the
Combating Autism Act
or let it expire.
Twitter Bomb: March 6th
Sample Tweets via ASAN
Tell Congress to #StopCombatingMe - it’s time to reform the Combating Autism Act! http://is.gd/6A7EzP
CAA focuses the research agenda on eliminating Autistic people, not supporting us to be included & have quality of life. #StopCombatingMe
Only 2.4% of NIH’s autism research funding goes towards research on services. #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP
With the research agenda skewed against services research, 1 in 3 Autistic adults can’t access employment or higher ed. #StopCombatingMe
Combating Autism is about fear & us vs them politics. Shouldn’t we support Autistic people instead? #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP
#StopCombatingMe and reform the CAA! http://is.gd/6A7EzP
With the IACC so focused on cause/cure research, little room is left for services and supports. #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP
Shouldn’t we fight to protect services, supports, & rights of Autistics instead of combating them? #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP
Only 1.5% of CAA’s research agenda helps Autistic adults. That has to change. #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP
Shouldn’t Autistic people hold influence in decisions made about us? Reform CAA and make it so. #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP
Combating Autism Act? Since when are autistic people the enemy? Hint: they’re not - fill Congress in #StopCombatingMe http://is.gd/6A7EzP