Two years ago, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times into heavy enemy fire in Taliban-held areas in Afghanistan to aid fellow U.S. service members. Yesterday,President Obama awarded Meyer, 23, the Medal of Honor, the highest award given to members of the armed services. He’s just the third living veteran to receive the award for service in Afghanistan or Iraq and the first living Marine to be honored since 1973. When White House staff contacted him to arrange the ceremony, Meyer asked if he could have a beer with Obama, and the president invited him to the White House. On Wednesday Meyer had a beer with President Obama .
Sep 16, 2011
Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie hopes his influence can make a difference, recently highlighting the trouble that comes with drugs and crime to a 15-year old who said he wanted to be like just Boosie on Beyond Scared Straight, a popular rehabilitation show for troubled teens.Boosie’s message from prison was sent as a letter and read over the phone to the 15-year-old by one of his close friends.Boosie wrote : “You can be better than me.You don’t want a marijuana addiction because it leads to trouble as you can see. Look at me. I’ve been in prison two years for smoking marijuana… most gangstas end up in jail or dead… we never got a letter from our role model telling us to chill out.”
Aug 10, 2011
Facebook has released its own separate group messaging app for Android and iOS, though initial impressions from early adopters today were overwhelmingly negative. “The Messenger app is an extension of Facebook messages, so all your conversations are in one place, including your texts, chats, emails and messages. Whether you’re on your phone or on the web, you can see the full history of all your messages,” writes Lucy Zhang on the official facebook blog. However, not many users are cool with the new app. “This is useless and stupid,” wrote one frustrated tester. “This isn’t a chat app. It’s a separate Facebook app to let you open your messages /email. You can’t see who is online. I figured FB made this because they realized mobile chat support on their app is horrible. I was wrong. This is the opposite of what you guys needed. 1 star for effort,” he added.Others expressed annoyance that on the Android version of the app, you can’t turn off all alerts permanently, instead having to mute them on an individual basis, or mute all for up to an hour or overnight.
A suburban Phoenix man is recovering after police say he accidentally shot himself in the penis while putting his girlfriend's gun in the waistband of his pants.
Chandler police say 27-year-old Joshua Seto and his fiancée, Cara Christopher, were walking toward a grocery store when the shooting happened last week. The gun fired, striking Seto's penis and continuing through his left thigh. In the wake of the shooting, Chandler Police Detective Seth Tyler warned residents to use holsters, not waistbands, if they're going to carry a handgun.
HACKERS HAVE BLACKMAILED BLACKBERRY MAKER RIM,threatening to release names,telephone numbers and addresses of its employees if it provides information on British rioters to police.TeaMp0isoN claimed to have stolen the details when it defaced the official BlackBerry blog.It attacked BlackBerry after a RIM said it would "assist authorities battling the riots."We have engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can," the company's managing director Patrick Spence said."As in all markets around the world where BlackBerry is available,we co-operate with local telecommunications operators,law enforcement and regulatory officials."In a message on RIM's website, TeaMp0isoN warned that it would dump employee details if the company assisted the UK police."If you do assist the police by giving them chat logs, GPS locations, customer information & access to peoples BlackBerryMessengers,you will regret it.We have access to your database which includes your employees information; e.g – addresses, names, phone numbers etc.– now if u (sic) assist the police,we _WILL_ make this information public and pass it onto rioters…. do you really want a bunch of angry youths on your employees doorsteps? Think about it. and don’t think that the police will protect your employees, the police can’t protect themselves let alone protect others.. if you make the wrong choice your database will be made public, save yourself the embarrassment and make the right choice. don’t be a puppet.."