Monday, July 18, 2011

Fighting Back, Fighting Back Too, -and- He's Alive!

In the News Today:
  • Fighting Back - Iowa Congressman, family safe after home invasion
  • Fighting Back Too - homeowner kills intruder armed with knives
  • He's Alive! - murderer sues Colorado for saving his life

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Blocked by Google+, Anonymous Starts Own Social Network
  • Mozilla's BrowserID Aims to Eliminate Password Fuss
  • How to Beat 'Carmageddon' with GPS Devices, Apps

    On this Day in History:
    July 18, 1969 - Driving home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy's car goes over the side of Dike Bridge and flips over into a pond. Kennedy manages to free himself from the automobile, but his passenger, one Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns. For some reason, Kennedy tells no one about the accident for at least an hour, and waits until the following morning to notify local police.

    Born on this Day in History: July 18, 1918 - Nelson Mandela (1918 - ) South African statesman and president (1994-99), born in Transkei, SE South Africa. He was a lawyer in Johannesburg, then joined the African National Congress in 1944. For the next 20 years he directed a campaign of defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

    Scripture of the Day:

    Video of the Day: - submitted by Cindy

    Gymnastics Bloopers

    Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.