“Sorry About Your Home. It was Already on Fire When We Showed Up. We Moved Your Trucks to the Other Side of the Road. Thanks for Leaving the Keys”

On 15 September 2014, a massive fire destroyed approximately 100 homes in Weed, California, including that of Phillip and Rosanna Alvarado. Rosanna said that they had lived in their home “a lifetime. We lived there 30 years and two weeks.” Not only was their home — with the exception of the chimney — now ashes, their swing set was melted, and their motorcycles were charred. They did grab some photograph albums and money as they left their home. Phillip Alvarado lost his comic books: “About 300 of them. Spider-Man number one, X-Men, and all those.” When they returned to their home to check out what, if anything, was left, Phillip opened their mailbox and checked for mail. Inside it, he found a note that the firefighters had left. The note said, “Sorry about your home. It was already on fire when we showed up. We moved your trucks to the other side of the road. Thanks for leaving the keys.” The note was signed, “Calfire Siskiyou.” Siskiyou is a county in California. The Alvaradoes were touched that the firefighters left the note. One of the Alvaradoes (not identified) said, “I cried. That was the first time I cried. Yeah, it was really special that they cared enough to do that.”

For More Information: Ken Wayne, “Family gets heartfelt note from firefighters who tried to save their home.” KTVU (Oakland, California). 17 September 2014

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Google: Fully Funds All September 2014 Los Angeles Unified School District Teachers Requests on DonorsChoose.org

On 15 September 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced some very good news: Google had funded — fully — every request by a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) teacher — 1,071 projects in total — that was on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. The donation amounted to almost $1 million. The teachers will use the money to purchase such classroom supplies as paper, pencils, books, laptops, microscopes, musical instruments, bird guides, binoculars, and a bilingual classroom library. Mayor Garcetti said, “Our school teachers give their all every day to ensure that Los Angeles students reach their full potential. We’re grateful for their ongoing dedication and passion that’s inspiring the next generation of Angelenos — and I’m thrilled that the help of Google and DonorsChoose.org will help every student reach their dreams a little faster.” Thomas Williams, Head of Google’s Venice, California, office, said, “As a longtime resident of Los Angeles and parent of students in LAUSD, I’ve seen how hard our schoolteachers work, how dedicated they are and how, often, the resources they would like to have to help our children just aren’t available. As our office and company has been committed to education, especially for underserved communities, it was a perfect opportunity to fund all the DonorsChoose.org projects throughout LAUSD.” Charles Best, founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, said, “We are so humbled and grateful to Google for their devotion to our teachers and students. This is a great day for Los Angeles classrooms.”

For More Information: “Google Surprises Los Angeles Teachers By Flash Funding All Classroom Requests On DonorsChoose.org.” CNBC. 15 September 2014

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102001692#

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Check Out the Cosplay of RomaiLee of Switzerland

Leafa Attack with a Smile

Source: RomaiLee, “Leafa — Attack with a Smile.” Deviantart. Accessed 18 September 2014

http://www.deviantart.com/art/Leafa-Attack-with-a-smile-482963105

Photographer: Janine Kueffer Photography

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Check Out the Cosplay of RomaiLee of Switzerland

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“Please Excuse Cody for Not Being in Class — I Needed His Advice. Joe Biden 9-17-14”

VP Biden

Source: appaddict13, “The VP excused me from missing classes today.” Imgur. 17 September 2014

http://imgur.com/gallery/6eHwNyl

On 17 September 2014, Redditor appaddict13 posted a photograph of a note from United States Vice President Joe Biden on Imgur with this heading: “The VP excused me from missing classes today.” This is the text of the note:

“Mr. Blackman —

“Please excuse Cody for not being in class — I needed his advice.

“Joe Biden 9-17-14”

The handwriting was not all that bad, although some Imgurians and Redditors made fun of it. Imgurian bennybones commented, “The VP of what? Egypt? ’Cause them some crazy hieroglyphs right there.”

Some Redditors claimed that they thought the note had a different message.

Redditor hobnobbinbobthegob claimed to think that the note stated,

“Mr. Blauchnine_

“Please stun Cody for mad being on clam & needles, hun.

“G-dru.
Month.


“, For Soda
7-17-14”

Redditor SuckMyDax claimed to think that the note stated,

“M Blackman

“polearm always

“cody for mad

“being in clan

“and needles pie

“adios

“Monica for Soda

“9.[ ]-14”

For More Information: appaddict13, “The VP excused me from missing classes today.” Reddit. 17 September 2014

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Top Close Calls Compilation 2014 (YouTube)

Top Close Calls Compilation 2014 (YouTube)

Top Close Calls Compilation 2014, Cheating Death Close Calls, Best Close Calls, Pedestrian Close Calls, Cars Close Calls, Woman Close Calls, best super close calls, lucky close calls.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxG0VLVXinc

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Andrew Tobias: A Remarkably Simple Solution

You may have read that the Republicans killed the bill that would have allowed your kids to refinance their federal student loans at today’s lower rates.  If I were saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in student loans, this would make me crazy.  But there is a really simple solution.

Want your student loan payment slashed?  JUST VOTE!  . . .  Democrat, November 4, because the Republicans in Congress are all that stand in the way of this being done.

Want to boost the economy with a 40% raise hike for those who make minimum wage?  JUST VOTE!  . . . Democrat, November 4, because the Republicans in Congress are all that stand in the way.

Want the bipartisan Senate immigration bill signed into law and boost the economy?  JUST VOTE!  . . . Democrat, November 4, because the Republicans in Congress are all that stand in the way.

Want to boost the economy by repairing America’s crumbling infrastructure?  JUST VOTE!  . . . Democrat, November 4, because the Republicans in Congress are all that stand in the way.

Want to enact the universal background checks that even 74% of NRA members favor?  JUST VOTE!  . . .Democrat, November 4, because the Republicans in Congress are all that stand in the way.

The Republicans currently serving in Congress pride themselves on being unwilling to compromise.  Want to break the gridlock and get America moving again?  Just take a couple of hours and vote.

It’s not rocket science.  We can do this.

Source: Andrew Tobias, “A Remarkably Simple Solution.” Blog. 18 September 2014

http://andrewtobias.com/column/a-remarkably-simple-solution-to-our-malaise/

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Per-Olof Enquist made this wise comment: “One day we shall die. But all the other days we shall be alive.”

One Day We Shall Die

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