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Martin The Hoedown in Motown Part 1

Stan is getting busted by the IRS for 20 years worth of back taxes, so he must sell the radio station. The new owner takes over and turns it into a country & western station. Martin tries to adapt. He buys a big cowboy hat, boots and tight jeans, but he’s just not good at country & western.
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Part 6/6 – JFK & 9/11 – Insights Gained From Studying Both

Peter Dale Scott speaks at the COPA conference in Dallas, TX, November 18, 2006. He draws comparisons between the assassination of JFK and the events of 9/11, and has expanded on this concept steadily since 2006. An excellent introduction to Scott’s ideas and research on this topic is this recent essay, “Deep Events and the CIA’s Global Drug Connection” 911truth.org

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Clickers, Chords and Counterpoint – Part 2

David Williams of Illinois State University & Nathan Edwards of Tremont Schools, discuss how they use TurningPoint in their music instruction to promote learning. (Part 2 of 4.)
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Cask of Amontillado Part 1

Part 1 of John Carroll’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Cask Of Amontillado. Shot on location at Longhorn Caverns, TX. Starring Kevin Gouldthorpe and John Smith. Directed by John Carroll, production assistant Emily Hampton, music by Nox Arcana. Be sure to view part 2! Please leave a comment and rate our video!

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Radio stations taking part in St. Jude’s event

Radio stations taking part in St. Jude’s event
HUNTINGTON — Radio stations WTCR and WBVB in Huntington will be two of 31 Clear Channel radio stations throughout the country participating in local Country Cares for St. Jude’s Kids radiothons Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24-25.
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Minn. DNR won’t protect radio-collared bears
Associated Press – February 28, 2011 5:14 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The head of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the agency won’t protect radio-collared bears from…
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Evidence Of Revision – Part 1 – 1 of 10

Part 1: 1 of 10 “The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald as Never Seen Before” This is a mind-blowing 6-part video documentary series, the purpose of which is to present publicly unavailable and suppressed historical audio, video and film recordings which have remained largely unseen to this day. The recordings relate to the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers, the little known and classified “Black Ops” used to intentionally create the war in Vietnam, CIA “mind control” programs relating to the RFK assassination, the Jonestown massacre, and the MLK assassination. The US Government’s Orwellian “Office of Public Diplomacy” has been in existence in various forms and under various names since first world war. The union of American governance and American corporate interests has been in existence since the birth of the nation and the doctoring of ‘public truth’ began long before that. Together, the 6 parts equal about 10 hours: Part 1: The Assassinations of Kennedy and Oswald as Never Seen Before Part 2: The “Why” of it: All Referenced to Vietnam and LBJ Part 3: LBJ, Hoover and Others. What So Few Know Even Today Part 4: The RFK Assassination as Never Seen Before Part 5: The RFK Assassination Continued, MKULTRA and the Jonestown Massacre – All Related Part 6: The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Animal deaths reported in 2011… Arkansas — 5000 + www.cnn.com Louisiana — 500 + www.huffingtonpost.com California — 371 + www.thecypresstimes.com www.associatedcontent.com Alabama — 300+ dead birds – www.11alive.com Wisconsin — 200 dead cows – www.youtube.com www.wsaw.com Texas www.longislandpress.com Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, & New Hampshire Arizona –70 dead bats www.azcentral.com Missouri — dozens of dead birds www.fox2now.com Kentucky — (link) www.wpsdlocal6.com North Carolina – 100’s of dead pelicans www.carteretnewstimes.com www.cbc.ca Japan & Hong Kong www.nytimes.com Taiwan translate.googleusercontent.com China www.sott.net New Zealand – dead penguins www.stuff.co.nz Germany, & UK Turkey news.rambler.ru Falköping Sweden (link) www.abc.net.au Italy – 8000+ doves www.dailymail.co.uk FISH & SEA LIFE deaths reported in 2011… Arkansas (100000 dead fish) washed up in Arkansas river www.msnbc.msn.com Maryland (2 Million dead fish) in Chesapeake Bay www.cbsnews.com www.reuters.com Chicago, Illinois – 1000’s of dead fish on lakefront chicago.cbslocal.com Indian River County, FL – manatees found dead www.orlandosentinel.com Cocoa Beach, FL – dead fish www.cfnews13.com Volusia County, Fl – 1000’s of dead fish – www.wftv.com Texas www.ksat.com Indiana www.wndu.com Pennsylvania – meadvilletribune.com Michigan – Mass fish death in Lincoln Park (link) www.youtube.com South Carolina – 1000’s of dead fish Folly Beach follybeach.live5news.com Brazil – 100 tons of

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El Salvador: Driving Escalon Suburb to Downtown El Salvador – Part 1

We drive from Colonia Escalon (West) to Downtown El Salvador (somewhat East). Colonia Escalon has hotels, malls, restaurants and nearby are San Benito suburb and Multiplaza/Las Cascadas/La Gran Via malls. We go down Paseo Escalon to El Salvador del Mundo plaza and continue through Alameda Roosevelt. On the next video: Downtown El Salvador is chaotic, filled with street vendors and alive, and here you find the Cathedral and National Theatre.
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Imemories White Paper Part -i

Imemories White Paper Part -i

One of the hottest trends in social media today is online home videos, which often involve an extra step up front to first transform the older physical media (reels and tapes) to digital format before posting and sharing online. In order to understand both the scope and future directions of this trend, it is helpful to define the term “social media.”

As explained on www.wikipedia.com, social media are the online tools and platforms that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other. Social media can take many forms, including text, images, audio and video. Examples include blogs, message boards, podcasts, wikis, and vlogs (video logs).

As testament to the popularity of social media, Time magazine designated “You” in their Dec. 25th, 2006 issue as their Person of the Year, noting that “the new Web is a very different thing. It’s a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution.” The Internet has become a tool that facilitates the contributions of millions of individuals in a way never before seen.

Several Elements Converging

How did this occur? Several technological, economic and cultural developments have converged to create this phenomenon. First, there was the availability of inexpensive broadband capability to individual homes, a veritable “last mile” of Internet highway to facilitate digital video with the appropriate fidelity and resolution. Instead of 15 frames per second, the new cost-effective broadband now permits the broadcast television standard, 30 frames per second.

Second, computers continue to become faster and cheaper, with high performance processors that facilitate online video. Older computers in contrast struggled to keep up.

And third, the audience has increased both in their Internet savviness and age range, with users now including anyone from pre-teens to seniors.

Popularity with Teenagers

Journalists are divided on their opinions regarding the worth of such social media, but they do agree that it enables mass consumers to claim their 15 minutes of fame. As Gary Nelson of the Arizona Republic described it, YouTube, for example, is one of the sites “devoted to the postmodern world’s insatiable narcissism. MySpace.com is an online temple of self-adulation, a bottomless well of hopelessly average people desperately seeking attention, deluding themselves into the idea that having a Web profile somehow equates to genuine accomplishment.” [Arizona Republic, Dec, 2006]. As the Time article pointed out, “Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom.”

Statistically, the majority of users of mass social sites are younger and often seeking their 15 minutes of fame. They represent the so-called Generations X, Y, and the Millenniums. A Parks Associates study on the digital media activities of Internet users ages 13 and over, for example, shows that approximately 1 in 3 (33%) play online video games and watch online videos (31%), while 1 in 4 (25%) use a social networking website and upload digital photos to websites (23%). [“Digital Media Habits,” Parks Associates, Q3/2006].

Lack of Filters Levels the Playing Field

For the first time, the lack of “editorial” filters has leveled the playing ground so that anyone who has a digital camera or cell phone camera and access to the Internet can participate. PR guru Richard Edelman noted in his blog on Dec. 8, 2006 (http://edelman.com/speak_up/blog/ ) that the older, more traditional form of media was the “top down model of communications, where the news agenda was determined by elite media (the TV network news, the top newspapers, newsmagazines, and business magazines). It [was] a one way flow of information, from the top of the pyramid of influence down to the mass audience….” Today, however, anyone can be the first to “break” the news, and on a global scale. Connecting with others and generating content on one’s own have clearly become easier.

Older, Mature Users Have Different Needs

It is tempting to categorize all social media video into the same niche as well-known sites such as YouTube, Grouper, or Jumpcut. But there are very clear and distinct differentiators between the users of these sites and those who seek private sharing of home videos online. In contrast to the YouTube audience, which is made up of teens and twenty-somethings, there is another group of older yet still Internet-savvy users who are motivated by completely different goals.

These Baby Boomers seek a digital environment in which they can share old home movies with a secure, private, and most important, self-filtered network of family and friends. They want to convert and post longer-form videos that were originally captured in older “physical” media such as 8mm and16mm films and VHS tapes.

The subject matter of these old reels and tapes, particularly the films from the 1930s – 1970s (videotape became popular in the 1980s), is most often of sentimental moments: a birthday, an anniversary, a family gathering, or a special trip. During those years, the cost of film materials was prohibitive, thus videographers had to choose very carefully which moments to film. Their motivation was primarily to record for posterity, as opposed to pure narcissism. Similarly, when it comes to digitally mastering and posting these older home movies online, videographers want to share them privately with family and friends as a testament to the enduring family legacy.

iMemories Customers Are Microcosm of this New Market

The feedback from iMemories’ customers reflects this focus on sentiment and posterity. Many customers found themselves with old reels of 8mm or 16mm film taken by their parents in the 1930s and 40s, and no projector on which to view the footage in the 21st century. Many of the old reels weren’t even labeled, so customers had no clue as to what treasures might reside within the frames.

Stumped by the problem of getting the movies into a format that could be viewed easily by family members spread across the country, they put off the task and filed the reels away in boxes in basements, attics, closets and garages. It would often take a precipitating event, such as a reunion, relocation, or illness in the family, to spur them to look further for a solution like iMemories. Suddenly, it became important to find a way to digitally master their old physical media into a form that would halt further degradation as well as promote widespread sharing.

Mark D., for example, became the administrator for a relative’s estate, and discovered many reels of 60-year-old home movies that he never knew existed. He came to iMemories to have the reels transferred to DVD so that he could both share and preserve family history that he thought had been lost forever. “My children and I were excited to view family gatherings and the good times that our relatives experienced before we were even born.”

For Marge R., the illness of her father was a wakeup call to find a solution. She happened to attend an event near the iMemories headquarters, and found her solution that way. Her goal was to convert old family movies into a format that her entire family could watch. She had initial fears that the old 8mm film might have been damaged to the extent that a final transfer wasn’t possible, but with sophisticated equipment and specialized software, the miracle of digital is undeniable. And unlike the videos posted on popular sites like YouTube, the home movies converted to digital format are meant to last another 100-200 years.

Jay M., another customer, had several old 16mm film of high school sports from the 1970s in his possession. Jay was motivated to get the conversion completed in time for a reunion of his high school buddies, and used iMemories’ services. “The last time I had viewed the footage was in 1971,” says Jay. “I found it fun to view it again in 2006. Back in the 70s, we had prided ourselves on being so athletic. Looking back now, however, sometimes we looked like pro’s and sometimes we looked like a Pop Warner team.”

It is the passing of time that motivates home movie users, who appreciate the value of these extraordinary moments more as they grow older. They want to capture the images and preserve them in a format that halts further degradation. And they want to ensure that future generations within their family as well have access to these memories as part of their heritage. The sense of their own mortality is heightened by the existence of older home movies with images of older relatives, many of whom are now long gone.

The next generation or iteration of online video is consequently expanding from a preoccupation with the comparatively frivolous and transient content of younger users to encompass the more enduring content of the older users. In other words, as older users become more comfortable with the Internet model and take the reins of online videos from their younger counterparts, the scope and dignity of the Web content are being re-asserted. While perhaps a less-flashy version of the popular social sites, online home videos nonetheless promise to bring the respectability and wisdom that are too often lacking in the younger generations’ rush to their 15 minutes of fame.

Future Trends in Online Home Video

Given how rapidly home movie editing and sharing online has exploded in growth in 2006 within the larger context of social media, what more can we expect technologically, economically, and culturally in the next few years?

We know that consumer electronics typically draft behind the entertainment business, as movie studios go digital and companies build rich experiences for the home theaters, the distribution channels become more ubiquitous. Families can view videos anywhere now. And with new developments such as Apple’s iPhone, multiple technological devices are consolidating into one portable device. Pretty soon, every home will be down to just a few simple devices: a handheld for every individual family member for its portability; a high definition TV/DVD player for its clarity, and a PC or Mac for its powerful processing. Next generation gaming devices will also continue to contribute to the market for high end audio and visual quality.

The comfort level with using video to record a moment has increased dramatically. It is interesting to consider what the outcome would have been had the JFK assassination occurred in this age of consumer-generated content, rather than in 1963. It has taken experts years to piece together from different photos and film taken what actually happened in Dallas, Texas. In the technological transition from physical film to digital cameras in the 90s however, there has been a corresponding social effect on picture-taking. Today, there is almost nothing that occurs in the world that isn’t caught on camera from every angle, and subsequently uploaded to the Internet and shared.

Technology has also created an environment where people regardless of their generation connect more frequently with each other, and in a multitude of ways that are all designed to be instantaneous and cost-effective – instant messaging, text, e-mail, cell phone. The addition of video makes the communication that much more powerful – a picture says a thousand words. iMemories will facilitate that trend to an audience who wants it to be fast and easy to connect with others by sharing home movies.

Conclusion

Social media, by which people share their insights, experiences and perspectives with each other over the Internet, has exploded and is represented by the growth of online video sites as YouTube and myspace.com. An important market within this category is home movie archiving and sharing online. While benefiting from the same technological advances that helped companies like YouTube grow, online home movies have a different purpose, and are designed to last for the next 100 years, not the next 15 minutes. Their content is meant to be more enduring. Consumers want their content on DVD as well as on online, so that it is not only preserved, but able to be shared at home on their TVs in the highest fidelity format. Future generations will rejoice that there is so much information documented in digital format for generations to come.

About iMemories

iMemories is a leader in the dynamic Web 2.0-generation of Internet services. The company transforms old-media memories into crystal-clear digital files that consumers can enjoy and share—whenever and wherever they like.

In iMemories’ 8,500-square foot fiber-optic studio, production professionals use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to convert old home-movie films, videotapes, photographs and slides into organized archives and full-length digital productions. Memories that were deteriorating in the dark are preserved forever on optical disc—and easy to edit, organize, store and share worldwide through iMemories’ private, secure online user experience.

In a market crowded with audiovisual houses and small firms offering basic video-transfer services, iMemories’ technology and expertise enable it to deliver a premium product efficiently and affordably. Founded and led by new-media entrepreneur Mark Rukavina, iMemories is privately held and based in Scottsdale, Ariz. To learn more, visit imemories.com or call 480-767-2510.

©1998-2007 iMemories. iMemories name and iMemories mark are trademarks of iMemories, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Tim Pawlenty addresses Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce – 1/30/2011 Part 1

On January 30, 2011, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty addressed the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner & Meeting at the West Des Moines Marriott.
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1) Name 2) Birthplace 3) Where you lived before been in jacksonville. 4) Job 5) Where did you do before working here. 6) What age you went to live by yourself? 7) Have you ever divorced? How many times? 8) What do you think about Hillary Clinton? What’s good and bad? 9) What do you think about Barack Obama? What’s good and bad? 10) What do you think about McCain? What’s good and bad? 11) Do you know what you are going vote? 12) Do you have an Iphone? Do you like it? 13) What’s your favorite italian city? 13) What you don’t like about Italy? 14) What you don’t like about USA? 15) Have you ever been to Statue of Liberty NY, White House, W Mt. Rushmore, SD, Las Vegas for vacation, NV Jack Daniel’s Distillery, TN Dallas, TX Grand Canyon, AZ 16) An adjective for Hillary Clinton George W. Bush Freddy Mercury Steve Jobs 17) Do you think Death Penalty is right? 18) Do you think Gun Control is efficient? 19) Do you think marijuana should be legal? 20) What’s your most expensive hospital bill you ever had? Say Hello to the audience in Italian.

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The Descent: Part 2 NEW Trailer

THE FEEL SH*T SCARED FILM OF THE DECADE Pathé Productions Ltd and Warner Bros Pictures UK are delighted to announce the release of THE DESCENT: PART 2 across the UK and Ireland from 4th December 2009. Shauna Macdonald (Mutant Chronicles, The Descent) returns as Sarah, continuing the story of 2005s hugely successful horror thriller The Descent, in which a group of young women disappear during a caving trip in the Appalachian Mountains. Emerging from the cave system alone, distraught and covered in the blood of her missing companions, Sarah is incoherent and half-wild with fear. Sceptical about her account of events and convinced Sarah’s psychosis hides far darker secrets, Sheriff Vaines (Gavan OHerlihy) doesnt waste time. Along with his partner Rios (Krysten Cummings), and their cave rescue team Dan (Douglas Hodge), Greg (Joshua Dallas), and Cath (Anna Skellern), Vaines forces Sarah back into the caves to help the rescuers find her friends. Alongside Macdonald, The Descent: Part 2 also features Natalie Mendoza reprising her role as Juno. Krysten Cummings, Anna Skellern, Gavan OHerlihy (Seven Days of Grace), Joshua Dallas (Ghost Machine, Doctor Who) and Douglas Hodge (Mansfield Park) also star. The Descent: Part 2 is written by James McCarthy, J. Blakeson and James Watkins (Eden Lake). The film is produced by Academy Award® winner Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) and Ivana Mackinnon (The Scouting Book for Boys). Neil Marshall who directed the original film serves as
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Save The Date! Thursday, February 11, 2010 Hilton Anatole Chantilly Ballroom Rainey and Natalie Fogiel, Chairmen Honorary Chairman to be announced at Kickoff Party Sponsorship Opportunities Individual tickets are 5. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, mail or fax the 2010UnderwritingWebContract.pdf or click here. Last year was a very special year for the Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary! The Luncheon is one of the leading fundraising events for the North Texas Chapter and one of the top fundraising galas for the Society nationwide. The 2009 Luncheon, co-chaired by Janie Condon and DeeDee Lee had over 800 social and civic leaders from Dallas, Fort Worth and the entire North Texas region attended and more than 0000 was raised, adding to nearly .5 million generated over the past two decades. This “must-attend” event is popular not only in the social community but also with members of the area’s fashion industry, as it is the first runway show of the new season on the calendar each year. Stanley Korshak and our beloved friend Crawford Brock once again presented fabulous fashions for spring in a runway show produced by the talented Jan Strimple. The Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon & Fashion Show is always an upbeat, glittering affair enjoyed by everyone in attendance, but we try never to lose sight of our very serious mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life

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