A Holy Terror?!

As I was looking over the internet news I just so happen to come across this story that left me just amazed and yet proud of these passengers that are fighting for their and others rights to live.

A Nigerian man who said he was an agent for al-Qaida tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253,  on Friday 12-25-09,  as it was preparing to land in Detroit.

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The travelers on the flight heard what sounded like firecrackers, saw and smelled smoke attacked and subdued the man.  A passenger sitting opposite the man climbed over people, went across the aisle and tried to restrain the man.

This is something else isn’t it? In my mind I was just picturing all this commotion going on and some travelers being Johnny on the spot acting quickly to get this man apprehended.  Could you imagine the roars and cheers of excitement as they pinned him down. What a rush!

Talk about citizens arrest! I am glad to see no one was hurt in this yet another failed attempt to protect our airways. The mad bomber did have burns on his legs where the bomb was attached and didn’t denoate correctly.

Of course investigations are being performed and there is little that they are saying but I am sure as the days go on we will find out more.

Authorities in London and the United States are investigating  if this has any ties to the United Kingdom  incident.  Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab who has been identified in that incident  per one law enforcement official,  said Mutallab  claimed to have been instructed by al-Qaida to detonate the plane over U.S. soil, but other law enforcement officials cautioned that such claims could not be verified immediately, and said the man may have been acting independently. Mutallab my have been inspired but not specifically trained or ordered by terror groups.

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Does this have anything to do with the similar bomb attack by Richard Reed, a British citizen, 8 years ago when he tried to bomb an airplane over US soil he had ties to al-Qaida.

I don’t know about that however here is my concern.

One…this Nigerian man had been on the terrorist watch list but there was not sufficient enough reason to place him on the no fly list.  OMG! This is ridiculous! When a person is a negative list of such don’t you think they should be revoked and stripped of all things! Maybe it’s just me but with the issues we have had repeately over the years with plane bombing why are we letting know al-Qaida or supposedly al-Qaida affilates fly on planes? This just infuriates me to no end and burns (excuse the pun) my butt to a crisp.

Hooray for the passenger that subdued the man who obviously has a decreased mental capacity for life even his own.

Onward O-o-o-o-o Opray Winfrey #own

The new motto of “Live your Best Life,” is speaking for Oprah.  I’ve been expecting this for sometime now quite frankly. That Oprah Winfrey is leaving the talk show venue. She plans on exciting Sept 2011 media reports say. She has accomplished so much with her show that she probably is ready for a new challenge to dig her teeth into.

I say go for it.  Great move, quit  smart while you are ahead. I know that Oprah is not finished  she has more to give of  herself than we know.  I did notice that there was a sense of not being complete over the past few years with her and the show. Revamping, tweaking and brainstorming new ideas  etc . I can understand that this is what is expected of anything in life but there was a bit of a void there.  Perhaps she read, “The Dip” by Seth Godin knowing when to quit.

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Oprah WinfreyIn a sense of being able to grow and expand in different ways and move on to something far more fulfilling and challenging for her. Besides a 50/50 split aint’ nothing to sneeze at with Discovery Communications you know the  Discovery Channel.  I am sure their ratings, stock and twitter followers for both Discovery communication venues will increase, LOL!

I have admired her tenacity  and trailblazing in this arena,  she has carved a target market all her own. Believe me her followers will go right with her.

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Seth Godin

What a great and challenging match.  I love the Discovery Channel and I am sure that what she plans to do with her new cable channel company O.W.N (Oprah Winfrey Network) will be informative and entertainment television.  It seems that she will be slotted into the already running Discovery Health Channel this should prove to be interesting with a national obesity and health care reform issue on the slot. I just wonder if  President Obama, a-a-  no no way oh just wishful thinking, huh!

From the OWN website:

  • Launching in 2010
  • Debuting in more than 70 million homes on what is currently Discovery Health
  • Targeting adults 18-49
  • Programming will include a mix of nonfiction, short-form programming, movies, documentaries and acquisitions
  • OWN is a joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications
  • OWN is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA

As a profession in her field,  I say she is not done yet don’t count her out. She is  just moving over a bit then again we never know now do we?

Congrats Oprah  I will be watching sometime.

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Oh no the swine!

If you haven’t heard yet it’s time you did and prepared yourself to protect you and your family.

Video below from April 24th see further down for update on this virus.

The swine flu is stretching across countries just as fast as the air we breathe can blow.  The news is all the buzz about this and I think we really need to pay attention. As I woke up this morning to look at the news a school in Elyria, Ohio has been closed due to the swine flu. A 23 month old toddler has died from the swine flu in Texas and before it gets better the CDC is saying it is going to get worst with more cases showing up everyday and more deaths are sure to be reported before it gets better.

The acting director of the CDC, Richard Besser in collaboration with the new director of the federal government Health and Human Services Department, Kathleen Sebelius at to alerting, educating and supplying the means for the American people to get the help needed to combat this strain of influenza.

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from today about the swine flu virus

Taking samples for Swin Flu testing

Reports of the near pandemic stem from Mexico and they are telling Americans unless needed do not travel to Mexico. There are some preventive measures that can be taken such as:

Wash your hands

Cover you nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough

Don’t go to work, school and daycare center etc if you are sick.

We are being urged to stay home if at all possible.

These are purely preventive measures and are no substitution for having the medication to combat the swine flu should you feel you are at risk or feeling ill.

What I do appreciate as an American citizen is that both agencies have met with President Obama and are aggressively working on this with inoculations, education, and preventative measures to prevent further contamination.

We are in for a journey as we all know there are cases that have not been reported while the strain is continuously being spread. Mr. Besser states it will get worse over the next days before it gets better. They are aware and working aggressively to get the help to those that need it.

Governor Schwarzenegger has authorized a statewide emergency for California pertaining to the swine flu. Cuba has restricted all flights in and out of Cuba for the next 24-48 hrs. Congress has passed a 1.5 billion dollar bill for the state of emergency funding to help combat this condition.

My advice is to stay updated via the media, internet as well as listening to President Obama’s address to the American people tonight @ 8 PM EST.

Symptoms of this strain of flu range from fever, to coughing and fatigue.

Both websites the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have placed updates, guidelines, and reports of infected states on their websites. We are urged to pay attention and keep updated via the websites or the media for status reports.

Inoculations are being dispatched to the states that have report known cases of the swine flu they are the priority right now as stipulated by both agencies. More vaccines are also being fabricated as I write this.

Listening to a new break with Federal Government Health and Human Services director Kathleen Sebelius. There has now been an report of another school outbreak in New York.

Protect and educate yourselves and may God help us through this.