Category: FYI


Today’s Soldiers into Tomorrow’s Warriors

Johnson Ting creates these amazing images by painting new layers on top of existing photographic material using a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and Photoshop. The results sometimes end being completely different from the original, and they are always impressive.

Johnson Ting creates these amazing images by painting new layers on top of existing photographic material using a Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and Photoshop. The results sometimes end being completely different from the original, and they are always impressive.


Jesus Diaz Photos of regular soldiers transformed into warriors of the future


No money? No to life-saving medication, Yes to Prison August 25, 2016

No money, no Epi

Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Washington Post: EpiPen maker offers discounts after US outcry at price hikes, but not all users will benefit

“People just don’t want to go through the hassle,” said Gerard Anderson, a professor at health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “The problem is it doesn’t apply to nearly all of us. It only applies to a small subset of people that are willing to take out the coupon and use it. You should just make the drug, in the case the EpiPen, a lot cheaper.”



Sherwood District Court Judge Milas “Butch” Hale

Will Lee Robertson receive cancer drugs in Prison?

Sherwood District Court Judge Milas “Butch” Hale’s conduct while leading the court’s “hot checks division” is the focus of a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas. Acting in this capacity, Hale sentenced Lee Robertson to 90 days in jail for owing the court $3,054.51. Robertson has been living with pancreatic cancer since 2009, which has affected his ability to pay back past debts.

But according to the suit, Robertson and his fellow defendants unknowingly sign away their right to an attorney in order to be let into the courtroom. The court also bars defendants’ family and friends from witnessing the proceedings, and no transcripts are kept of the hearings.

On This Date August 25, 2016

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003)

Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open), then won both again in 1958, and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. “She is one of the greatest players who ever lived,” said Robert Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. “Martina couldn’t touch her. I think she’d beat the Williams sisters.”[1] In the early 1960s she also became the first black player to compete on the women’s professional golf tour.


WWII Liberation of Paris

The Liberation of Paris (also known as the Battle for Paris) took place during World War II from 19 August 1944 until the surrender of the occupying German garrison on 25 August. The Liberation of Paris started with an uprising by the French Resistance against the German garrison. On 24 August, the French Forces of the Interior (Forces françaises de l’intérieur, FFI) received reinforcements from the Free French Army of Liberation and from the U.S. Third Army under General Patton. The capital region of France had been governed by Nazi Germany since the signing of the Second Compiègne Armistice in June 1940, when the German Army occupied northern and westernmost France, and when the puppet regime of Vichy France was established in the town of Vichy in central France.


Muisc August 25, 2016



Willy DeVille (born William Paul Borsey Jr., August 25, 1950 – August 6, 2009)




Gene Simmons

Chaim Witz (Hebrew: חיים ויץ‎‎, [xaˈim ˈvit͡s], born August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons

Uh-Oh SpaghettiO’s

Note: Discrepancy in best method of storage preparation

Four Easy steps:



Homemade SpaghettiO’s by MaddieJ3


The Good, The Bad & The Bizarre August 24, 2016

Photographer H. Lee documents the unique and often unseen world of marijuana farming in the series Grassland.

Kaitlyn Flannagan Photo Essay: A Year Inside the Pot Growing Industry


“I came from a business where you’re in a fight all the time, and it’s a physical team thing. I didn’t find that in the normal day-to-day life. Then I saw that being a Soldier would keep me hands-on, active and keep me in that team environment that I craved and needed so much.

Brock Vergakis: Daryn ColledgeHe won a Super Bowl in the NFL. Now he’s training as a Blackhawk mechanic at Fort Eustis.



Chris Woodyard and Mary Jo Layton Massive price increases on EpiPens raise alarm


NEW ORLEANS — The Good Samaritans who rescued hundreds, maybe thousands of people during the “Great Flood of 2016” say they’re not happy after a state lawmaker announced that he wants government to regulate future actions by citizen heroes.

A loosely organized group called the “Cajun Navy,” took it upon themselves to save strangers, hundreds upon hundreds of them, by boat even when their own property was flooding.

Lawmaker wants Cajun Navy to train, pay fee before saving others




Words & Aluminum August 24, 2016

Words That Seem Related, But Aren’t


Casey Chan How Aluminum Changed the World


The Material That Changed The World

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Navy Dream Jobs August 23, 2016

FYI Navy = Never Again Volunteer Yourself

Thank you for your service.

This is what a dream job in the NAVY looks like

Somewhere between inexcusable recklessness and expensive brain-farts. August 23, 2016


Yep, people just love to drive like dickborks when they come out of a car show and see a row of folks holding cameras. I know this because almost every post we’ve tagged “Cars and Coffee” is somewhere between inexcusable recklessness and expensive brain-farts.

Andrew P Collins Lucky M3 Idiot Leaving Cars and Coffee Is Lucky, Idiot

Alaska Director for Damsel in Defense August 23, 2016

Tara Lampert: I’m the Alaska Director for Damsel in Defense – welcome!

I’m available for Empower Hours in the Anchorage area and the Valley. I can travel if I have enough notice. I also have team members in Fairbanks, Kenai, & Kodiak and can coordinate an Empower Hour for you with my team.

I teach Women’s Studies at UAA and Alaska is one of the most dangerous states for women. With our mission of equipping, empowering, and educating women, we hope to bring the statistics down.

Phone: (907)646-7892 | Email:

Tara Lampert: Alaska Director for Damsel in Defense