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Monday, July 31, 2006

Saddam Dog Looking For New Home

A Great Dane thought to belong to the son of former Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussien has arrived in England and is now looking for a new home. Rocky, who is believed to have been one of Uday’s dogs.

Willem van der Waal, who is a former soldier and prison officer, rescued the dog, who was being tormented and stoned by local children outside of one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces. The dog has since been dubbed ‘Scooby’.

Mr van der Waal, was working in Iraq as a security consultant, had to trade one of his gun’s with a market stall holder to ensure he could take the dog with him.

Mr van der Waal told local press in his native Devon: “The dog was already called Rocky, but people also referred to him as Scooby Doo, as he looks like the cartoon series character.”

Scooby is now being quarantined and it is hoped that a new home can be found for him soon.

Great Danes require an experienced owner and are not dogs to be taken in without ensuring that they are the breed for you.

Posted by rosevine69 on 07/31 at 04:52 PM in Pet People
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When Soul Photo Net was small format.

This photo was taken by a photographer while I was in high school in Shreveport, LA.  I am probably holding the Pentax ME Super 35mm camera that my aunt Cheryl bought me.  This reminds me how long photography has been a part of my life.  I was probably 15 or 16 when this picture was taken.

Stephen Nuttall
Posted by SPN on 07/31 at 08:56 AM in Photography
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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Get and Stay away!

Why do we tell people to stay off of our grass?  Don’t most people understand that lawns on private property are automatically off-limits to the uninvited?  Photo taken with Fuji FinePix S2 Pro in Rochelle Park, NJ at approx 12:00pm.

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Posted by SPN on 07/29 at 10:35 AM in Photography
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Thursday, July 27, 2006

My wife before she knew it.

Here is the woman that I made my wife before she was able to come to her senses and refuse.  This was taken in Chattanooga, TN with my Mamiya 645 Pro TL camera.

Wife
Posted by SPN on 07/27 at 04:46 PM in Photography
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We Can’t Blame White People

I do not necessarily agree with everything he says (if he really said it) but certainly we need to take some of this to heart.

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“We Can’t Blame White People” by BILL COSBY

“They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English.  I can’t even talk the way these people talk:  Why you ain’t, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be… And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.  And then I heard the father talk.  Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads.  You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth. In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living. People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we’ve got these knuckleheads walking around.  The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.  These people are not parenting.  They are buying things for kids. $500 sneakers for what?  And they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.  I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.  Where were you when he was 2?  Where were you when he was 12?  Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn’t know that he had a pistol?

And where is the father? Or who is his father? People putting their clothes on backward:  Isn’t that a sign of something gone wrong? People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn’t that a sign of something?  Or are you waiting for Jesus to pull his pants up? Isn’t it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?  What part of Africa did this come from?  We are not Africans.  Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a thing about Africa.  With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person’s problem.  We have got to take the neighborhood back.  People used to be ashamed.  Today a woman has eight children with eight different ‘husbands’—or men or whatever you call them now.  We have millionaire football players who cannot read.  We have million-dollar basketball players who can’t write two paragraphs.  We as black folks have to do a better job.  Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.  We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.  We cannot blame the white people any longer”.

Posted by Wayne McDonald on 07/27 at 07:55 AM in Blogging
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Comedian Mo’Nique Booted From Plane in Chicago

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2006
By: BlackAmericaWeb.com Staff

Comedian Mo’Nique was booted off a United Airlines flight in Chicago after a spat with a flight attendant and is calling for a boycott of the airlines.

The entertainer was en route to New York on Sunday to tape two episodes of “The View,” where she reportedly is being considered as a replacement for the departed Star Jones, when the incident occurred.

Mo’Nique, whose full name is Mo’Nique Imes, told the New York Daily News that a flight attendant challenged the star’s stylist when she put a hair dryer in a first-class bin. Mo’Nique was flying in the front of the cabin, but her assistant was in coach.

After an exchange of words, Mo’Nique told the newspaper the attendant told her: “Tell your people that the next time they have an attitude, they are being thrown off. ... Since 9/11, we don’t play around.”

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Posted by loni on 07/26 at 03:12 PM in Celebrity
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Carl Brashear, ‘Men of Honor’ diver, dies at 75

Carl Brashear

For those that don’t know he was The First African-American Navy master diver restored to service as an amputee

If you haven’t seen “Men of Honor” please do.  It is a touching story and shows his dedication to his craft.  We all should be so dedicated in the things we profess to love.

Updated: 8:07 p.m. ET July 25, 2006
RICHMOND, Va. - Carl M. Brashear, the first black U.S. Navy diver, who was portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 2000 film “Men of Honor,” died Tuesday. He was 75.

Brashear, a native of Sonora, Ky., died at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth of respiratory and heart failure, the medical center said.

Brashear retired from the Navy in 1979 after more than 30 years of service. He was the first Navy diver to be restored to full active duty as an amputee, the result of a leg injury he sustained during a salvage operation.

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Posted by loni on 07/26 at 12:17 PM in News
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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cousin, Lawrence Hill

Here is my cousin Lawrence Hill with my uncle’s dog Beau.  This picture was taken about ten years ago.  Lawrence is now a starting basketball player at Stanford University.

Lawrence
Posted by SPN on 07/25 at 04:38 PM in Art
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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Cousin Lorenzo

Here is a photo of my cousin Lorenzo at his grandfather’s house in Las Vegas.  This was taken with a Nikon 35mm 6006.

Lorenzo
Posted by SPN on 07/23 at 04:35 PM in Photography
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Friday, July 21, 2006

Unfortunate event.

Here is a photo I took while visiting my family that lives out west.  We had gathered for the memorial service for my deceased Uncle Ted.  This is a photo I took when we were going to the area where Ted is interred.  In this photo are his widow, and his two daughters.

My family
Posted by SPN on 07/21 at 03:57 PM in Photography
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