Friday, June 20, 2014

American Eagle Day, In the News, Juicing for Life, and Enjoy

American Eagle Day - Today is American Eagle Day!

This day is annually set aside to honor our national symbol, raise awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle, to assist in the recovery of their natural environments, and to take part in educational outreach.

The Bald Eagle is both the national bird and the national animal of the United States of America and appears on its Seal.

In the later 20th century, the Bald Eagle was on the brink of extinction in the continental United States.

Eventually populations recovered, and on July 12, 1995, the species was removed from the U.S. Federal Government’s List of Endangered Species and transferred to the List of Threatened Species. On June 2007, it was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States.

The Bald Eagle’s range includes most of Canada, Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. They can be found near large bodies of open water—where there is an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

Opportunistic feeders, Bald Eagle’s survive mainly on fish, swooping down and snatching them from the water. Their nests are the largest nests of any North American bird and the largest tree nest ever recorded for any animal species. A Bald Eagle’s nest was measured at 13 feet deep and 8.2 feet wide and it weighed 1.1 tons.

The name "Bald Eagle" is derived from an older meaning of "white headed." The bird is actually no bald. The adult eagle is mainly brown with a white head and tail.

In the News - They walk among us!

  • Bankrupt Atlantic City Casino Warns It Might Close Down this Summer
  • Drunk Texas Mom Jailed After Six Kids Tumble From Atop Car
  • Texas County Commissioners Accidentally Vote In Approval Of Slavery Reparations
  • Man Says Apartment Complex Called His U.S. Flag a "Threat to Muslim Community"
  • Surveillance Video Shows 11-Year-Old’s Bike Stolen From Outside Elk Grove McDonald’s

    Juicing for Life - Laura and I are following a modified juice fast: We have one meal a day of solid food—fresh vegetables and lean chicken breast, fish, etc. The balance of the daily meals are juice meals. We are Juicing for Life!

    As you may recall, we were inspired by a movie, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead that documented the juice-fasting program of Joe Cross. We visited his Web site, Reboot with Joe and became determined to follow his lead. The results have been incredible. We have experienced renewed energy, increased awareness and mental acumen, weight loss, and increased good health.

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!