Milo the little Jack Russell dog led the Montgomery County K-9 Search and Rescue team to the missing 6 years-old boy.



Police found the missing Caleb Walker, a 6-year-old boy, who is also autistic, from Dickson, Tennessee after Milo; the child's dog showed them the Caleb's location.


Caleb Walker was reported missing on Saturday after he wandered off from his home while playing outside.

Police said they found the child in a wooded area near the Walker's home.

"We were coming up the hill and we saw the little Jack Russell and we knew he was supposed to be with him.  I got out and started looking about 30 yards passed where the little Jack Russell dog was". Sergeant Gill Wood with the Montgomery County K-9 Search and Rescue said.

He added, "We are just glad we found the little guy, with the extreme temperatures tonight we were scared it would turn out tragically."

"Thank you so much everybody, who had anything to do with anything. We just thank you so much," Walker's grandmother told Nashville's News 2.

Walker was taken to a local hospital as a precaution on Saturday, but has since returned home with his family.

Rest In Peace Jack Lalanne. Thank you for a lifetime of inspiration.


Jack LaLanne died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia at the age of 96, on Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay on California.


LaLanne ate healthy and exercised every day of his life up until the end, his longtime agent Rick Hersh said.

He maintained a youthful physique and joked in 2006 that "I can't afford to die. It would wreck my image."

"The only way you can hurt the body is not use it," LaLanne said. "Inactivity is the killer and, remember, it's never too late."


His workout show was a television staple from the 1950s to the '70s. LaLanne and his dog Happy encouraged kids to wake their mothers and drag them in front of the television set.




He also founded a chain of fitness studios that bore his name and in recent years touted the value of raw fruit and vegetables as he helped market a machine called Jack LaLanne's Power Juicer.


Our Deepest sympathies to the Lalanne Family.
Thank you, Jack, for a lifetime of inspiration.
Rest In Peace.

Meet Leao, the Dog who refused to leave his owner's “ Cristina Maria Cesario Santana” muddy graveside in Brazil.

The photo of a Brazilian dog sitting by his owner’s muddy grave, near Rio de Janeiro, has been circulating around the Internet and touching the hearts of Dog Lovers around the World.



His name is Leao (Lion) and simply refuses to leave the graveside of his owner Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died during the terrible landslides that devastated the city of Teresopolis in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, claiming more then 600 lives last week. The photos were taken during the second consecutive day by “Vanderlei Almeida” in which Leao sat by his owner’s final resting place.




This Dog is showing to the entire World that loyalty goes way beyond the grave.



According with Fernando Carvalho in Brazil, Leao was adopted yesterday by someone that was watching him.

Teresopolis in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Governor Neil Abercrombie is facing renewed pressure over Barack Hussein Obama's Hawaiin origins.




Pressure is mounting on the newly elected Democrat governor of Hawaii, and a college friend of Obama's parents, “Neil Abercrombie“ over the President's birth Certificate Yesterday.

In an interview with the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Abercrombie was asked about his promise of soon after taking office in December that he would track down the birth certificate and lay the rumors to rest.




Here is what he said: “I got a letter from someone the other day who was genuinely concerned about it; it is not all just political agenda. They were talking on Olelo last night about this; it has a political implication for 2012 re-election that we simply cannot have“.



Could the letter be from Obama himself ?


Is Obama constitutionally eligible to serve?


Read the full story at  WORLD NET DAILY - A Free Press for A Free People since 1997

U.S. government claims responsibility for hundreds of dead birds in South Dakota

 



Many residents of Yankton, South Dakota, were puzzled on Monday, thinking it was the latest in a string of similar mysterious mass animal deaths around the world.

But that theory changed after the Yankton police received a call from the USDA, attesting that they had poisoned the birds at a feedlot 10 miles away, KTIV reports.

Apparently, some 5,000 of the birds were defecating in the feed meal, posing a threat to the animals and farm workers, when the USDA decided killing them would be the best action.

A bait laced with the poison DRC-1339 was used, though officials were surprised the birds made it so far before dying.

The USDA "assure" that the poisoned dead birds do not pose a risk to humans or nearby animals (Raccoons, Coyotes, Snowy Owls, Red Tailed Hawks, Eagles, etc.) if ingested.

Obama's willingness to consider cuts in Social Security benefits may be winning him points with Washington elites, but it's killing him with voters.


 The messages that resonate with voters.
Social Security moneys belong to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to the program, not to the government.We must protect Social Security from cuts that will hurt beneficiaries, we cannot let Congress try to use Social Security as a piggy bank.

Social Security has a funding gap in the future and that gap needs to be closed. The disagreement in Washington is what to do about it. The answer is pretty clear: The federal government has to pay back the $2.6 trillion it took from the Social Security trust fund. Before Congress even thinks about cutting Social Security benefits, the government must pay back the money it owes the trust fund. We cannot accept that the government has the money to bail out Wall Street banks, but not to pay back Social Security.

Social Security is a promise made to all generations to provide a basic and reliable income for when they retire, become widowed or disabled, or leave loved ones behind. Americans need to know the promise of Social Security will continue to be met for them. This is one promise we cannot allow Congress to break. We need to make sure we continue to support Social Security without making cuts that will harm current and future generations. Washington should be thinking about getting Americans back to work, protecting Americans from predatory lenders and changing unscrupulous business practices on Wall Street. We shouldn't expect middle and low income Americans, in the middle of the largest recession since the 1930's, to have their Social Security cut. We should ask Wall Street bankers to give back their bonuses and we should put a tax on 39 Wall Street, not cut Social Security benefits.
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As a result, the pollsters said that any Democrat seeking elected office in 2012 should be begging President Barack Obama not to say anything about Social Security cuts in his State of the Union address later this month.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has been reported in southwestern Pakistan.

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 shook southwestern Pakistan early Wednesday, jolting residents of cities as far apart as Delhi and Dubai, but the epicenter was far from major population centers.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was more than 80 km (50 miles) underground, close to the town of Dalbandin in Baluchistan province, near the the border with Afghanistan and Iranian.

In the major Pakistani port of Karachi, 400 km (250 miles) away, people woke and rushed out of their homes after the tremors hit at 1:23 a.m. (3:23 p.m. EST on Tuesday).

The earthquake did not trigger a tsunami warning for the Indian Ocean.

Donated corneas of 9-year-old “Christina Taylor Green” - killed in the Arizona mass shooting- saved the eyesight of two children.



Christina Taylor Green was the youngest victim of the shooting that left a total of 6 dead and 13 others wounded on Jan. 8.

John Green and his wife Roxanna didn't hesitate to allow Doctors to use Christina's organs.

"The fact that her organs were able to help people, that was an amazing thing to me," Green said.
"We really felt a lot of emotion about that," he said. "That was something that really made us feel gifted, still. We just want to make sure that her little time here in the world was well-spent."

 


Christina was born Sept. 11, 2001, and was featured in a book about babies born on that day.

"Looking at that 9/11 flag at the service, we knew God was with us that day, and that Christina is in a good place," Green said. 

Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady at the Miss America Pageant during the talent portion of the show. She's Good!



Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady on Saturday night performing a ventriloquism act during the talent portion of the show.

Instead of it being a series of "dummy jokes",
there was singing and yodeling dolls.




Alyse Eady was ultimately named the first runner-up, winning $25,000.

Swiss whistleblower Rudolf Elmer plans to hand over offshore banking secrets of the rich, famous and politicians to WikiLeaks

Rudolf Elmer, a former chief operating officer in the Cayman Islands and employee of the powerful Julius Baer bank, will be handed over to the WikiLeaks organization in London tomorrow,  CDs containing offshore bank account details of 2,000 "high net worth individuals" and corporations – detailing massive potential tax evasion. Those involved include, Elmer tells the Observer, approximately 40 politicians.


Elmer says he is releasing the information in order to educate society. The list includes high net worth individuals, multinational conglomerates and financial institutions hedge funds. They are said to be using secrecy as a screen to hide behind in order to avoid paying tax. They come from the US, Britain, Germany, Austria and Asia .

"What I am objecting to is not one particular bank, but a system of structures", he told the Observer. "I have worked for major banks other than Julius Baer, and the one thing on which I am absolutely clear is that the banks know, and the big boys know, that money is being secreted away for tax-evasion purposes, and other things such as money-laundering – although these cases involve tax evasion. I agree with privacy in banking for the person in the street, and legitimate activity, but in these instances privacy is being abused so that big people can get big banking organizations to service them. The normal, hard-working taxpayer is being abused also. Once you become part of senior management," he says, "and gain international experience, as I did, then you are part of the inner circle – and things become much clearer. You are part of the plot. You know what the real products and service are, and why they are so expensive. It should be no surprise that the main product is secrecy … Crimes are committed and lies spread in order to protect this secrecy."


Julius Baer Bank, has denied all wrongdoing, and rejects Elmer's allegations. It has said that Elmer "altered" documents in order to "create a distorted fact pattern".


Elmer has been hounded by the Swiss authorities and media since electing to become a whistleblower, and his health and career have suffered.

Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark with their new twins.





The Royal Twins were born at the Rigs hospital in Copenhagen on Elvis Presley's birthday.

The boy weighs about 5.9 pounds and the girl weighs 5.5 pounds.

The names of the royal babies will be announce after the christening ceremony.

Unless Prince Frederik wasn't joking about calling the boy "Elvis"!

"Congratulations to the Royal Danish Family and God Bless these new future leaders".

The mysterious greenish blue flying object lands in Oklahoma.



The greenish blue light that many people reported seeing flying across the sky around 8 pm on Tuesday, was actually a meteor, and likely hit the Poteau Mountain.

Local police reportedly received calls from concerned residents about a mysterious flying object and a boom.
 
The greenish blue light was spotted from Florida to Oklahoma, according to CBS News.



 
Poteau Mountain is a mountain range in Le Flore County in the state of Oklahoma (OK). Poteau Mountain climbs to 1,319 feet (402.03 meters) above sea level.
 

Mass of Birds, Fish and Sea Life Deaths reported in 2011 (in the past 4 days)…







BIRDS

Arkansas — 5000 +
Louisiana — 500 +
Kentucky — dozens
Canada (Manitoba) – 10,000
New Zealand
Japan and Hong Kong, (H1N1 blamed)
Germany
UK
Falköping Sweden
North Carolina – hundreds of Pelicans (autopsy have ruled out humans killing birds)
Italy – 300 doves
Bats in Arizona:
Bats in New Hampshire


FISH & SEA LIFE

Arkansas (100,00 dead fish) washed up along Arkansas river
Maryland (10,000 dead fish) in Chesapeake Bay
Florida
Texas
Indiana
Brazil (100 tons of dead fish – millions) washed ashore
New Zealand (100 dead fish)
Canada
Australia
UK/Whales 100 dead crab/Bream/Other
Italy (100,000 dead fish)
Viet Nam (150 Tons)
Philippines
Haiti
Florida Manatee deaths



Researcher Nick Begich and radio host Alex Jones commented on the recent bird die-off in Beebe, Arkansas (over 5,000 blackbirds fell to their deaths over a one-mile area) and the connection to possible secret testing or experiments. The birds’ organs were pulverized internally, almost liquefied, and one of the prime suspects as to the cause would be some type of electromagnetic test or energy weapons, said Jones. It’s possible that Project HAARP, (High Frequency Active Auroral Research) an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes (such as missile detection), might be the explanation, Begich added.

Tournament Director "Robert Daily" knows what it takes to put on a great Poker event!

In the game of Poker, the Tournament Director (TD) is the individual charged with running the Poker Tournament. The job encompasses many roles, the most public of which is typically announcing the phrase "Shuffle up and Deal!" at the beginning of the day. A TD also declares the tournament Blinds and Ante structure.

Most TDs will be responsible for the structure of the game they are running to ensure the game is completed within a set time scale.

The TD also addresses matters such as table consolidation, player registration, etiquette and procedure enforcement and controlling the game at all stages, such as when the players remaining are close to being inside the 'bubble'; a term used to describe the amount of players remaining in a tournament that shall be getting paid.

The TD carries absolute authority before during and after any "Game of Poker", and the decisions they make are final.



Robert Daily's career in Gaming, dates back 30 years, in addition to managing International gaming operations, Robert also worked for Harrah’s Entertainment for 11 years. In 2006, Robert was named by Harrah’s Entertainment as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Tournament Director.



As a former World Series of Poker “WSOP” Tournament Director, Robert’s expertise is internationally known and highly respected in the poker community by players and industry leaders alike.  Under his wealth of knowledge in gaming, casino operations, and competent management, the 2006 WSOP was the biggest, most successful Poker event in history with 8773 entrants and the richest sporting event ever with more than $170 Million in total prize pool, a record which still stands today. As a result, in 2007 Robert received the  "Chairman's Award", Harrahs Entertainment's, most prestigious employee recognition, for the superior performance, embodying the true spirit of innovation, inspiring and leading others to perform at their best and producing outstanding team results. Robert is passionate about poker, cares about the players and understands what it takes to put on a great event.

Robert Daily has become a featured celebrity Master of Ceremonies. He has been featured in numerous newspapers, television and magazines worldwide. 




Robert devoted time to making special guest appearances and hosts many charity events.  Most recently he was “Guest Tournament Director” for the Montel Williams Gala MS Poker Challenge in New York, Celebrity Tournament Director for the Urban Health Institute’s Playboy Mansion Charity Poker Tournament in California, Brad Garrett’s efforts for the 1736 Family Crisis Center Charity at Hollywood Park in California. Robert attended the 2007 Nancy Cartwright, “voice of Bart Simpson”, PALS Charity Poker Event in California as well as lending his support to Jennifer Harman’s Nevada SPCA Charity Poker Event at Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas in 2007.

Fast food Wrappers "Protection Coating", are being ingested by people and showing up as contaminants in blood.



A new study shows that toxic perfluoroalkyls, which include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS). are used in surface protection treatments and coatings to keep grease from leaking through fast food wrappers, are being ingested by people through their food and showing up as contaminants in blood. 
Perfluoroalkyls are a hazardous class of stable, synthetic chemicals that repel oil, grease and water. 
According to Madbury, regulators who approved these chemicals for use with food and other products made three assumptions, which have now been proven wrong:

1. The chemicals won't migrate from paper into food.
2. The chemicals won't become available to your body.
3. Your body won't process these chemicals.

In animal studies, PFOA has also been associated with other health dangers such as:


*Significant increases in treatment related deaths in rat offspring at doses that did not affect the mothers.
 

*Deaths of a significant number of rat pups of mothers exposed to PFOA.
 

*Damage to the pituitary at all doses in female rat offspring (The pituitary secretes hormones that regulate growth, reproduction, and many metabolic processes.
 

*Change in pituitary size is associated with toxicity.


*Tumor development.

US President Barack Obama is in the doghouse with canine-lovers everywhere.



U.S President Barack Obama recently called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie. In the call, Obama praised Lurie for giving animal abuser Michael Vick  a second chance.

Vick plead guilty in 2007 for running the “Bad Newz Kennels,” a dog fighting business that left countless dogs dismembered and dead.

2,000 red-winged blackbirds fell dead from the sky in a central Arkansas town.

The birds had fallen Friday night over a 1-mile area of Beebe. The workers from U.S. Environmental Services started the cleanup Saturday.



Mike Robertson, the mayor in Beebe, said the workers wore the suits as a matter of routine and not out of fear that the birds might be contaminated. He said speculation on the cause is not focusing on disease or poisoning.

Karen Rowe (Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ornithologist) said, the birds showed physical trauma, and speculated that "the flock could have been hit by lightning or high-altitude hail."

Shooting off fireworks on New Year's Eve revelers could have startled the birds from their roost and caused them to die from stress.

 Rowe said she doubted the birds were poisoned.

Francis Battista (Best Friend's Animal Society Co-Founder) simulated how he might respond to a call from the President.

Mr. President, what a surprise! Thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to commend us for giving the Vicktory dogs a second chance. Sure, I’ve got a few minutes to fill you in … kind of a presidential briefing, I guess. To be quite honest, sir, it’s kind of a mixed bag as far as how the dogs are doing.
After all, these critters were right there when Michael Vick and his friends were body slamming some of their doggie buddies to death and electrocuting, drowning and hanging others. Unlike Mr. Lurie and the NFL, Bad Newz Kennels wasn’t into second chances. What’s that, sir? Yes, he’s having a great year … yeah, a terrific arm. So, as I was saying, it’s a mixed bag on the dogs, though some are doing very well, all things considered. Handsome Dan, Cherry, Mel, Oliver and Halle have all been adopted and some of these guys were pretty shut down, you know, terrified when they arrived here. Mel was mentioned in Bill Plaschke’s article in the L.A. Times about Michael Vick … yeah, he interviewed Mel’s new family in Texas.
Poor dog still shakes in a corner whenever a new person comes to the house, but he’s in a great home and that’s what counts. What’s that, sir? Sure, we want them all to be adopted and live in homes with a nice family, but unlike Mr. Vick, the court has ordered that most of the dogs, based on their behavior evaluations back in 2007, have to pass a good citizen test before they can be adopted. No, I’m serious. It’s called a Canine Good Citizen certificate, CGC, and it means that the dogs are able to demonstrate self-control, sociability and friendliness toward people and other dogs. Actually, it’s quite an accomplishment for a dog that was encouraged to be aggressive or maybe was used as a bait dog. Sir? Oh, a bait dog is a relatively non-aggressive dog who gets thrown into the ring with a stronger fighter just to give the stronger dog confidence and a taste for blood. That’s right, sir, kind of like a press secretary. Anyway, 16 dogs are still at the Sanctuary: Mya, Shadow, Lucas, Layla, Willie Boy, Georgia, Meryl, Ellen, Tug, Denzel, Ray, Squeaker, Lance, Curly, Little Red and Oscar. And they get a lot of attention. Most of them have health issues; some have bebesia, a blood parasite that spreads among fighting dogs and flares up occasionally.
Some have immune problems that we speculate came from excessive use of steroids, but they continue to make progress. Ray, who was really shy and dog-reactive when he arrived, has earned his CGC.
Oscar got his CGC and Shadow has made such great progress that he has a potential adopter coming to meet him next week. We’re very pleased. Most of the dogs are now social enough to share a run with another dog and some spend a few days a week in staff offices, getting comfortable in new environments with people coming and going. Yes, I guess it is a bit like the new Congress, except that most of the dogs would never bite you and I doubt that Congress people are able to share a run, um, I mean, an office.
Why do we do all this for these dogs? Well, Mr. President, that’s a big question but I’ll try to keep it short.
First of all, we don’t believe that killing the Vick dogs, which many people and even some animal organizations wanted to do, would have been right. We know that they are individuals with the potential to have rewarding lives. They were like child soldiers kidnapped by warlords and forced to fight; no one thinks child soldiers should be killed just because they are damaged. Same thing applies here. Also, the Vicktory dogs are victims of a crime. As long as they are struggling to regain even a semblance of the life that should have been theirs from birth, then that crime continues to affect lives, dog and human, and is not yet a thing of the past, regardless of Michael Vick’s jail time or talent. You’re right, sir, it’s not funny and I’d hate to think of Bo in that situation, too.. Of course, no worries! I’ve got a pretty busy day as well. 
Nothing like yours, but thanks for calling and please pass along a Happy New Year to Michelle, the girls and Bo from all the animals and staff here at Best Friends…. 
 
Francis Battista
Co-Founder, Best Friends Animal Society



“If Michael Vick had taken your dog and beat it in the head with a shovel, held it under water while it gasped for air, and choked it until its eyes bulged out, you wouldn't forgive him. You’d want to kill him. But, as long as it's not your dog, you don't care“.