Monday, February 02, 2015

SNOWPOCALYSPE IOWA 2015


Snowpocalsype Iowa 2015 ... 

Today started excellent got some cool photos




















Monday, March 24, 2014


Man I've been so busy !!! If you have the time check out some of my
photos on FB  

.Doug Fresh Fotography





Sunday, March 02, 2014


Will it ever stop snowing in Iowa....dang... AVERAGE ANNUAL SNOWFALL Bettendorf, Iowa 31.60 inches Iowa Snowfall 31.40 inches Snowfall Records Highest Single Day Snowfall 16.4 inches on January 03, 1971 MONTHLY RECORDS Month Record Snowfall Year October 6.6 in 1967 November 15.6 in 1974 December 32.1 in 2000 January 30.0 in 1941 February 34.3 in 1912 March 20.2 in 1891 April 13.3 in 1997

Thursday, July 19, 2012

So,it's been a while and have been really busy finding new cool things and even went to Canada.Upon my return I ordered the new Google Nexus 7, I'm still waiting as so orders are running late due to the demand , but mine is on the way..check it out. http://www.google.com/nexus/#/7
The best of Google. Nexus 7 comes with all your favorite Google Apps – like Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube – putting the best of Google in the palm of your hand. Easy to use, everything automatically syncs across your tablet, phone and computer. With tons of free cloud storage and features you’ll find nowhere else, Nexus 7 brings the best of Google together in one simple, beautiful device

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Third Apple co-founder sold 10% stake to avoid paper pushing, risk

Ron Wayne, the Apple co-founder who sold his 10 percent stake in Apple for just $2,300, said in an interview this week that he backed out of the company because he feared his role would involve shuffling papers for the rest of his life.

In an interview with Bloomberg Television earlier this week, Wayne and another Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discussed the early days of the company.

According to the interview, Steve Jobs brought Wayne on as a "trustable person." He was given a 10 percent stake to serve as a mediator for Jobs and Wozniak, who each held 45 percent.

read on and WATCH VIDEO HERE

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Last Space Shuttle

THE LAST SPACE SHUTTLE ,<= this is the cockpit view of the last shuttle to go into space, it's a 360 VR image ..very awesome

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I Dedicate this to Josh The Hitman Rabedeaux....R.I.P.

Last words from his Mother....Today is a sad day and it will be the worst day of my life. I'm sitting here in the hopsital that Josh was born in and his dad Bruce and I was so excited for our son to be born March 3rd 1984, today is June 25 and we will watch our sons life end, How can this be ? How can someone who had so much to live for someone so full of life not want to be here anymore. As I have sat here in the hospital for the last five days I have watched his friends and family come to see him and so many people truely love and care about him and we thank all of you so very much. Today is a very sad day for us. My life will never be the same and a part of my life will also end without my sidekick , my bestfriend, my loving son,the person that calls me daily to tell his mom he love me. My life will never be the same. Josh was home in AZ a week ago and a week ago we was staying at a resort living life , he was golfing with my husband beating him at golf and loving life. I will never forget last weekend and as I brought him to the airport to return to Iowa I didn't know that that would be the last hug I would ever receive from him and when he looked back at me and waved it really was a final good bye. If we only knew what life changes was going to accur maybe I would have never put him on that plane. I hope all of you who are reading this takes this and uses it in your life, never say anything to hurt anyone, never treat anyone badly to where it will hurt them, also show someone they are special don't tell them there a loser or you wish them died, don't tell them there not a man because they really are. Words hurt word can take someones life. My son was hurting and if I could have taken his pain away I would have I would have given my life to him, I gave him life and today I will watch his life end. Today is the last day for me to be a mother, to kiss to hold everything, the one thing that will never stop is the love that I have for Josh he is my life, if you know me you know how I feel. Bruce and I know that Josh loved us we will never question that. I'm sorry that my son hurt so bad that he felt that he had to take his life. WHY. Please don't ever forget him please learn from this please don't ever do this because you will be leaving a lot of people who love you. One more thing if any of you ever feel like Josh did please call me send me a text or a email anything I will help you I will try to help you, you can come to AZ anything please ask for my help.Life means something. Thank you for caring about our family but most of all thank you for loving Josh..I will need some of you too ,to help me through this pain and loss of my wonderful son who I lived for who I gave life too who I loved with all of my heart.. God Bless all of you and may he keep you safe. Bonnie

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Camera That Could Care Less About Focus: Introducing Lytro

Remember cameras that would have to focus themselves before taking a snapshot? And how that could lose vital seconds, making a mockery of the term “point and shoot”?

Oh, right — that would describe every digital camera currently on the market. But if one Silicon Valley startup has its way, the very idea of focusing, or adjusting light levels, or having to wait before you click the shutter, will be a relic of the early 21st century — along, perhaps, with photos that only exist in two dimensions.

Lytro is the brainchild of Dr. Ren Ng, a Stanford Ph.D whose dissertation on light-field technology five years ago was showered with awards. Now, with the help of $50 million in funding, most of it from Andreessen Horowitz, Ng has built a company that’s preparing to launch a focus-free digital camera later this year.

The basic premise of Lytro’s technology is pretty simple: the camera captures all the information it possibly can about the field of light in front of it. You then get a digital photo that is adjustable in an almost infinite number of ways. You can focus anywhere in the picture, change the light levels — and presuming you’re using a device with a 3-D ready screen — even create a picture you can tilt and shift in three dimensions. (I got a demonstration of the camera’s 3-D photos on a laptop earlier today, and was blown away.)

You might think that this would produce unfeasibly large digital files, but Ng insists that the files will be roughly comparable to the average size of a digital photo today. The heavy lifting is being done by the camera’s on-board processors, he says. And because its light sensor is incredibly sensitive, you can capture low-light situations like restaurants a lot more easily — even without the flash.

Although the camera itself isn’t due out until late 2011, Lytro today unveiled a carousel of demonstration snapshots — all of them embeddable, available in Flash for the web and HTML5 for your smartphone. Here’s an example. Click anywhere on the picture to change the focus, double-click to zoom. via masableWANT TO THE SEE AMAZING NEW WAY THIS CAMERA WORKS ..CLICK HERE

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Fedor Emelianenko will get 4 bags this size,jus sayin...

According to a report from ESPN, Fedor Emelianenko is set to haul in $1.5 million for his fight against Dan Henderson, who will take home a cool $800,000. The bout is set to air live on Showtime at the upcoming July 30 Strikeforce event emanating from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The good ol 501 ORD Co....my memories...this is how we did it.


1987
(Source: JOBBER, March 16, 1987)
501st Ordnance Company providing VII Corps with 'No-Slack' support

by Chuck Gordon

"FIVE-O-NO SLACK, SIR?"

That's the word in the 501st Ordnance Company, 101st Ordnance Battalion.

You can hear it when the company falls in, when they do their physical training, and when a soldier and officer exchange greetings.

Then, of course, there's No SLACC Day, when the No Slack soldiers take over the No Slack Company. Every leadership slot, from company commander to platoon sergeant, is filled and run in a No Slack manner by the month's No Slack soldiers, all E-4 and below.

SLACC, in the case of the 501st, is an acronym for "Subordinate Level Alternate Chain of Command."

Capt. Ronald Settle, 501st company commander, said, "I only recently took over this command, but when I did step into this slot, the company was already tight.

"To me, that says a lot about the 501st's former commander. To the soldiers here, he was sort of a minor deity, you know, he walked on two layers of water!" Settle said.
to help keep the unit's morale and spirit at a high level, Settle held a contest to create a slogan for the 501st.

"A lot of slogans came through -- some good, some not so good, some pretty weird," he said.

When all the ballots were in, the judges chose "No Slack," adding the "5-0." The slogan had been used by the 2nd Magazine Platoon for some time, and it summed up what the company felt and put into practice.

And the 501st lives up to its motto. The company works smoothly and everybody takes up a little slack, until all that's left is a tight fabric, woven by a hard working unit.
Their main mission is handling munitions for the largest sector of support of any ammo company in VII Corps.

"These soldiers bust their butts out here. Nobody realizes how much effort goes into that little crate of blanks for an FTX, or the case of M60 rounds for qualification. It is a demanding and often thankless job, but these people do it, day in and day out. We hump the ammo out to any unit in our sector that needs it," said CWO 3 Jimmy Calloway, the 501st's accountable officer.

As accountable officer, Calloway is responsible for the records and tons of ammo that the unit deals with on a constant basis.

"We work. We work hard! This is a good job though," said Sgt. James Dawes, assistant ammunition storage specialist. "Ammo can be dangerous, and you think about that sometimes, but not too much. You can't let that worry you. Our training is good and safety first."

The 501st works mainly at Pre-Stock Points (PSPs) and Forward Storage Theater Sites (FSTSs). There, rows of squat, earth-covered storage bunkers hold the ammo, which will be used by VII Corps.

"We get a lot of time out in the magazines, the bunkers. We stack, sort, inspect and restack the ammo. And we get a lot of experience running the forklifts, but a lot of the ammo gets moved by muscle power," said Dawes.

Winters slow things down for a lot of units, and the 501st is no exception. However, the slack time gets put to good use, doing internal "housekeeping," getting equipment and gear inspection-ready, and cleaning.

"Winter means maintenance," said Dawes. "We clean and repair and inspect and clean some more. We use the time to check out our vehicles and equipment to be sure they're field-ready and in usable shape."

"Right now we are just back out of the field, and we have to get all our gear ready for a validation inspection. Everything from TA-50 to the vehicles will be cleaned and ready to go," said SFC Allen Clinton, maintenance NCO for the company.

Clinton's maintenance and service platoon takes care of more than 70 vehicles, including forklifts, ranging from 4,000 to 10,000 pounds, and vehicles from one-and-a-quarter CUCVs to the 501st's massive 12-ton tractor rigs. And the company even has a genuine John Deere discing machine.

"As near as I can figure, the disc is for plowing around in a field," said Clinton. "But it would come in handy for building a fire break or turning up the ground for mines and such. We've never used it, and we don't really have anything designed to pull it. But we have it if we ever need it."

As far as structure, the 501st is composed of the M and S platoon, two magazine platoons, and the headquarters platoon.

A magazine, to the 501st, is more than something to read or slap into your trusty M-16. It is also a storage facility for large amounts of ammo. The magazines and their contents are the prime concern for the 501st. The company is responsible for more than 98 of the thick-walled bunkers scattered around their sector, ranging in distance from three to 75 miles from the company's home base.

"Something is always moving. At times, we'll get a line of trailers stretching all along the rows of bunkers, all full and waiting to be loaded or unloaded. The soldiers will unload the crates onto a forklift, stack it into the bunker, re-arrange it so everything fits and is stored safely, and then the next day, start loading them out of the bunkers back into trailers to be sent to a unit," said CWO 2 Bill Sutton, Calloway's replacement.

And the 501st goes through all of this, just for that round of blank ammo you'll blast into an aggressor on an FTX. So the next time you qualify, or play Rambo in the field, think of all the work, dedication and planning it took to get that round to you. Think of the 501st, the "No Slack" Company.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

BREAKING NEWS - OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD !!!



WOW...UDPATE @ 10:38 PM: Via twitter from CBS reporter Mark Knoller:

CBS Congressional producer Jill Jackson reporting House Intelligence Committee aide says Obama will announce Osama bin Laden is dead.
CNN and other news outlets are reporting that the President will make a televised statement at approximately 10:30 PM ET. But, there's no indication yet as to what it's about.

Tweet from Sam Stein a few minutes ago:
white house is mum on topic. and rightfully so, only 15 min wait. but one official says its "Important enough that you shld pay attention"
UPDATE @ 10:19 PM: CNN now reporting the subject matter is "national security."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Flamethrower Versus Fire Extinguisher at 1000 Frames per Second

Lets say you had an uber-expensive Phantom slow motion camera, a flamethrower, and a fire extinguisher at your disposal. What would you do? Well… probably this!This is official music video for the song Ritalin by Dancing Pigeons. It was shot on a Phantom camera at 1000 frames per second.
via Michael Zang Peta Pixel


CHECK OUT THE FLAMES WAR!!! CLICK HERE!!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I WAS CURIOUS...LOL



Sunday, March 13, 2011

LENS BRACLETS HELP YOU LOOK COOL<& HELP SAVE JAPAN!!

Photography lovers check these out, a cool way to let others than know about photography that you're "in" , also at this time there is a special bracelet you can buy to help Japan,check it out ,I have 2 of them,Canon of course ...lol
 

  http://store.adamelmakias.com/

Saturday, March 12, 2011

WOW THE UFC/ZUFFA JUST BOUGHT STRIKEFORCE!!! DANA WITH THE STORY NOW!!



LAS VEGAS -- In a transaction that will forever change the mixed martial arts world, Zuffa, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has purchased its top competitor, Strikeforce.

UFC president Dana White spoke to MMA Fighting exclusively about why the historic purchase happened, the terms of the deal, what this means for the Strikeforce brand and fighters and much more.

SEE DANA TALK SHOP RIGHT HERE,CLICK

Friday, March 04, 2011

CHARLIE SHEENS EX WIFE WHO JUST LAST WEEK DID COCAINE....

 Is now trying to geet paid by taking Charlie and hers kids by judgement,she and the Goddess' were all party favored in the islands not more than two weeks ago ,and now finds the golden key, but can she turn it ??? I don't think so....WATCH and SEE...

CHARLIES NEWEST TROUBLES CLICK HERE 



Charlie on Charlie ...just in case you don't know what's up with " Charlie"

CHARLIE CLICK HERE

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

GPS IN CELL PHONES AND CAMERAS TELL TOO MUCH AT TIMES

Watch this video that shows how todays phones and cameras contain information that tells good and bad people right where you are or where you have been and where your going ,,,kinda TMI !!!!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE

Monday, February 14, 2011

ANDROID TOWER APP!!!


About OpenSignalMaps
With your help, we're creating a comprehensive database of cell phone towers, cell phone signal strength readings, and Wi-Fi access points around the world. This data is collected via our Android application and uploaded to our servers, taking care to use as little processing power and battery life as possible.
You can use this website to browse the data we've collected, including heat maps that show exactly how strong signal is in any particular area, as well as all the nearby towers for your carrier. Take a look around, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feedback.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

WATCH THE AURORA BOREALIS TIME LAPSE !!


Tor Even Mathisen created this stunning timelapse video of the aurora borealis over Tromsø, Norway, shooting the still frames with a Canon 5D Mark II and 16-35mm f/2.8L II lens. The individual frames captured are beautiful in themselves, but the result of combining them into a timelapse video is breathtaking.

Michael Zhang · Dec 06, 2010

THE KING IS DEAD,LONG LIVE THE KING, END OF AN ERA FOR FEDOR


PssssT click here for the hidden video link as long as it lasts up !!

After taking a brutal two round beating from Antonio Silva, Fedor Emelianenko seemed to announce his retirement immediately after the fight. According to his translator Fedor said, "maybe it's time to leave."
He thanked everyone for a beautiful "sporting life".
Emelianenko will retire as the greatest heavyweight fighter in MMA history. He dominated the sport for the better part of a decade in an incredible ten year undefeated streak, mostly in Japan for the legendary Pride organization.
This was his second loss in as many fights. Fabricio Werdum forced him to tap to a triangle choke at 0:69 of the first round. Emelianenko had only lost once in his prior career, way back in December 2000 in RINGS King of Kings tournament.
In his storied career, Fedor beat Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (2x), Mirko Filopovic, Mark Coleman, Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia.
Fedor had been favored to win the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament. Antonio Silva will face the winner of Fabricio Werdum vs Alistair Overeem. Tonight's other winner Sergei Kharitonov beat former UFC champ Andrei Arlvoski and will await the winner of Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers.
Arlovski may also face retirement after losing his fourth straight fight -- all of them since leaving the UFC.

by Kid Nate on in Strikeforce News

Monday, October 25, 2010

NOT SO PEPPY NOW.....

What's the matter too many Coronas??? Haaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

MY DAD....

My Dad retired quite nicely buying stocks and being the number one renter of heavy equipment,he didn't need to know how it worked or what it was for as long as the money was there,my Dads sales and rentals made many a happy person. Click the pic to see how money goes around...lol

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WOULD EMBARRASS MMA FIGHTERS - UFC 118

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission revealed the full list of UFC 118 paydays on Sept. 2.
Total disclosed payroll for the event was nearly $1.43 million. Toney's $500,000 payday was the highest, accounting for nearly one-third of total payouts.
UFC 118 marked the organization's first foray into Boston, Mass., with the TD Garden playing host to the event, which officially drew 14,168 spectators for a $2.8 million live gate.
In addition to the figures listed below, Joe Lauzon earned $60,000 for the "Submission of the Night" bonus, while both Nate Diaz and Marcus Diaz pocketed $60,000 for the "Fight of the Night."
The full list of base salaries included below does not take into account insurance deductions, fight-night bonuses, pay-per-view bonuses or money paid by sponsors.
Here they are:
• Frankie Edgar: $96,000 ($48,000 + $48,000 win bonus)
def. B.J. Penn: $150,000
 • Randy Couture: $250,000 (no win bonus)
def. James Toney: $500,000 I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY WOULD EMBARRASS MMA FIGHTERS BY PAYING THIS FUCKING BUM THAT MUCH!!!!
• Demian Maia: $68,000 ($34,000 + $34,000 win bonus)
def. Mario Miranda: $8,000
• Gray Maynard: $46,000 ($23,000 + $23,000 win bonus)
def. Kenny Florian: $65,000
• Nate Diaz: $60,000 ($30,000 + $30,000 win bonus)
def. Marcus Davis: $31,000
• Joe Lauzon: $24,000 ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus)
def. Gabe Ruediger: $8,000
• Nik Lentz: $22,000 ($11,000 + $11,000 win bonus)
def. Andre Winner: $10,000
• Dan Miller: $30,000 ($15,000 + $15,000 win bonus)
def. John Salter: $8,000
• Greg Soto: $12,000 ($6,000 + $6,000 win bonus)
def. Nick Osipczak: $10,000
• Mike Pierce: $24,000 ($12,000 + $12,000 win bonus)
def. Amilcar Alves: $6,000
Thanks to Ariel Shnerer, Fight Networkreporting...


 Here's a cool link....to an MMA show
http://msn.foxsports.com/video/?vid=504ed7ad-21c1-4601-90d0-4173f9d91aeb 

Monday, June 28, 2010

STRIKEFORCES SATURDAY NIGHT RESULTS

Fabricio Werdum's upset win over Fedor Emelianenko on Saturday night wasn't the only thing that happened on Strikeforce and M-1 Global's "Fedor vs. Werdum" event on Showtime, as Cung Le found redemption against Scott Smith and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos defended her Women's 145 lb. Championship for the second time.

Le and Smith faced off in a rematch of their December headlining bout. Smith won the first fight with a come from behind knockout in the third round after Le punished him for the entire fight. There would not be a repeat perormance.

Smith felt more confident in himself heading into this bout, and he immediately chased after Le to start the fight. But Le was able to avoid Smith's rushes, hitting him with well timed shots as Smith engaged. He was eventually able to get separation and began tagging Smith with more and more shots.

In the second round, Le was able to begin implementing his kicks into the arsenal as well. The end came after Le's continued body shots put Smith to the ground as a spinning heel kick landed right to the liver. Smith buckled over in pain and Le finished the assault on the cage with a knee to the body and a few punches, forcing the ref to stop the fight.

It was an emotional victory for Le, who earlier in the week had another son after his wife endured 14 hours of labor before undergoing an emergency c-section. He has now avenged the only loss on his record.

The Women's Championship bout was the third bout down on the night's card, and it provided one of the more uncomfortable viewing experiences in women's MMA history.

The bout was a clear mis-match when it was put together. Cyborg was as high as a -2500 favorite on most betting sites for a reason: Finney had no chance.

From the outset this fight became a one-sided beating. Finney was able to connect on a few punches, but it was Cyborg who rocked Finney multiple times, knocking her down on four occasions in the first round. Finney's "defense" consisted of turtling up and trying to grab for an ankle to hold on, but referee Kim Winslow refused to stop the fight, instead telling Finney to "fight back."

Cyborg had a point deducted in the first round because of landing a number of strikes to the back of the head, but somehow the round still came to an end with the fight continuing.

The assault continued in the second round, with Cyborg knocking Finney down yet again. Cyborg was at times reluctant to continue putting the beating on, but continue she did and the fight was finally stopped at 2:56 of the second round.

In the opening fight on the night's card, Josh Thomson picked up his first submission win since 2007, securing a rear naked choke on Pat Healy late in the final round of a good fight. Thomson now continues on his road toward a rubber match with Gilbert Melendez.    By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch

THE LAST EMPORER,FEDOR....FELL SATURDAY NIGHT

Saturday night, Werdum shocked the mixed-martial-arts world by forcing the mythical MMA figure Fedor Emelianenko of Russia to tap out 1:09 into the first round as Brazilian jiu jitsu specialist Werdum caught him in a triangle choke and an arm bar, stunning 12,698 inside San Jose's HP Pavilion.
The loss was Emelianenko's first in 28 fights since 2000 and revealed that the mysterious "Last Emperor" is indeed human.
"He got caught," said Emelianenko's co-promoter Scott Coker, the chief executive of Strikeforce. "Everyone gets caught in this sport.
"It was a Rocky-esque performance by Fabricio. I couldn't believe what I was seeing when I saw Fedor tapping out. This was a magic moment in the history of mixed martial arts."
Werdum, 32, said, "I'm so happy. How do I feel? I wish everyone could feel the way I do right now.
"Fedor's the best in the world. Ten years, no losses. He's my idol.. Now, I beat my idol."
The Brazilian, a resident of Marina del Rey, was expected to be a legitimate test for Fedor but not as stiff as the Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem, who may have been deprived now of a date with Fedor and Werdum; Emelianenko's M-1 boss, Vadim Finkelstein, said afterward that he wanted to call for a rematch and "prove Fedor is still the best."
Coker admitted "a lot of it depends on what M-1 wants to do." Asked if that meant that an Emelianenko-Werdum rematch on CBS or pay-per-view would likely become Fedor's third and possible final fight with Strikeforce, Coker said, "Probably ... people will want to see a rematch."
Fedor's loss will clearly affect his negotiating leverage in future negotiations either to extend his deal with Strikeforce or join the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Coker said he believed Emelianenko's next fight would be especially critical in revealing whether the Russian legend suffered just a hiccup in Saturday's defeat or if his 33 years are getting the best of him.
Emelianenko admitted after the loss that he mistakenly relied on the notion that he could escape any problematic hold. "I didn't work enough," he said, "I'll have to work more."
Werdum was decked in the fight's opening seconds by a Fedor right hand, but on the ground, he had Emelianenko where he wanted him.
"This was the plan," Werdum said. "On the ground."
Werdum choked Fedor's neck with his legs, made him turn and squeezed harder while pressing Emelianenko's arm into a badly contorted spot. With his right hand, Emelianenko tapped Werdum's side to quit. Emelianenko said it was the triangle choke that made him tap out.
"I caught the chance, and I didn't let him go," Werdum said, smiling while surrounded on the post-fight news conference by his friends Renato "Babalu" Sobral and, Saturday's winner, Cris "Cyborg" Santos. "I never fear a fight. I like to fight. I looked at Fedor, and I was confident. I had a hard training [camp], and I believe in myself."
-- Lance Pugmire
Fedor Emelianenko, left, and Fabricio Werdum trade punches in the first round of a Strikeforce/M-1 Global mixed-martial-arts match in San Jose on June 26, 2010. Credit: Jeff Chiu / Associated Press

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FEDOR IN THE UFC?? MAYBE NEVER.....

With talks of Fedor Emelianenko contemplating retirement sooner rather than later it by be time for everyone to finally realize that Fedor may never fight in the UFC, according to Dana White:

"[Co-promotion with them] will never happen in a million years. [Strikeforce is] a minor league. Listen I have come to the realization and everyone else needs to too that Fedor (Emelianenko) doesn’t want to fight the best guys in the world. Believe me when I tell you guys I have done everything in my power, I have flown to crazy parts of the world, done all this stuff, been on the phone for hours, not hung out with my kids on weekends because I’m on the phone with these lunatics and just can’t make the deal. They don’t want to do it so we gotta get over it."

It'll be a damn shame if this ends up being true.

Friday, April 09, 2010

KEN SHAMROCK BEAT DOWN AGAIN,OWES UFC $175,000 ~ BETTER GET A JOB SHAMMY...

Zuffa, LLC (“Zuffa”), dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (“UFC®”), was awarded yet another legal victory today when the Honorable Susan H. Johnson, of the Eighth Judicial District Court for Nevada, granted Zuffa’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs against former UFC fighter Ken Shamrock.
Earlier in the year, Shamrock had unsuccessfully brought suit against Zuffa challenging various provisions of his UFC contract during a two day trial before Judge Johnson.  As a result of today’s decision, Shamrock was ordered to pay Zuffa nearly $175,000 in related attorney fees, costs and expenses.
Zuffa was once again represented by Las Vegas lawyers Donald J. Campbell and J. Colby Williams whose legal efforts during the trial were characterized by Judge Johnson as “stellar.” When asked to comment on today’s ruling by Judge Johnson, Messrs. Campbell & Williams remarked as follows:
“This latest legal victory on behalf of Zuffa demonstrates, once again, that the UFC is fully committed to vigorously enforcing all of its contractual rights.  Judge Johnson has determined Mr. Shamrock’s hard lesson learned in this case will cost him approximately $175,000.”

Sunday, February 07, 2010

JOE ELLIOTT,DEF LEPPARD'S FRONTMAN FINALLY MADE WAY FOR A NEW BABY BOY



After all the kerfuffle with Van Morrison and the baby business, I'm glad -- and I'm sure the Irish nation will join me in this -- that there is a rock star who really did have a baby just before Christmas. No, really.
Step forward Joe Elliott, who became a dad with his lovely American wife Kristine last month. The front man with hard-rock and multi-million-selling legends Def Leppard (their album Hysteria sold trillions in America in the Nineties) is, I'm told, every inch the proud father.
And I am delighted to say that Joe's little rocker is a boy and is apparently the spit of his dad. Joe and Kristine live in Stepaside and have a large coterie of music-business friends. In August, Kristine threw a bash at their house to celebrate Joe's 50th: among the guests were Dave Fanning and his wife Ursula, Dave Kavanagh, Guggi and Denis Desmond.
Are the rock star's partying nights over for the time being? Or is that just hysteria?
- Barry Egan
Sunday Independent