Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Taking Responsibility Instead Of Pointing Fingers

Funnyman Adam Carolla is known for two things: hilarious rants about things that drive him crazy and personal stories about everything from his hardscrabble childhood to his slacker friends to the hypocrisy of Hollywood. He started broke and blue collar and has now been on the Hollywood scene for over fifteen years, yet he never lost his underdog demeanor. He's still connected to the working class guy he once was, and delivers a raw and edgy, fish-out-of-water take on the world he lives in (but mostly disagrees with), telling all the stories, no matter who he offends—family, friends or the famous.

Adam made the following video for Prager University. In it he explains how we can all change ourselves for the better by internalizing things. If we can learn from our mistakes instead of blaming everyone else, we can in essence change the direction of our future. By doing so, maybe we will leave the world a better place when we are gone than it was before we arrived.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nursing Home Refuses To Perform CPR As 911 Operator Pleads

While this is not a situation that is caused by Obama-Care's death panels, it is an example of the callous way our health industry is already beginning to look at the elderly in America.  Now that Obama-Care is the law of the land, it is but a matter of time before the government orders all healthcare workers to deny CPR to any person over a certain age who is dieing.

Don't tell me this is just an isolated incident that will not be repeated in America, because financial constraints on our future budgets commands it to be so.  In a country of citizens that care more about their present entertainment then they do about their future well being, we have voters beginning to approve "Right to Die" legislation. Interestingly, those who are overwhelmingly voting against such laws, are the ones who are closest to death. Like it or not, it's  a sign of things to come in America.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Extreme Athlete, Erik Roner, Jumps from Hot Air Balloon With Umbrella

Professional extreme athlete, Erik Roner, jumps out of a perfectly fine hot air balloon with an umbrella.

This is how Julie Andrew's character appeared in the distance when she flew down from the sky with an umbrella in the movie, "Marry Poppins".  Well, unlike Miss Poppins, Erik needed a backup parachute or else he would have met the same fate as the umbrella did.