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4/18/2012

VIEW THIS FULL-LENGTH VIDEO OF THE SALINA/LANGLEY KANSAS TORNADO APRIL 14, 2012 BY DAVID R. MABE…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 3:10 pm

This video of a tornado in Saline County is as good as I’ve ever seen. It was captured by David R. Mabe. This is the same funnel that passed through the south part of Ellsworth County, Kanopolis Lake, etc. from what I can determine.

4/13/2012

SOMEWHERE IN A LITTLE TOWN IN BELGIUM…YOUR DAILY DOSE OF DRAMA…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 11:42 am

12/1/2011

JAZZ FOR COWS…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 4:30 pm

10/26/2011

BOB

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 1:49 pm

Make sure you watch through the credits…it’s very clever and funny.

BOB from Jacob Frey on Vimeo.

10/16/2011

YOU WON’T SEE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN TALKING ABOUT THIS…

Filed under: political musings, Barack Obama, Video — Peg Britton @ 7:45 pm

10/8/2011

A SOLDIER’S TAKE ON 10 YEARS OF WAR IN AFGHANISTAN…ELLSWORTH’S MAJOR JIMMY HATHAWAY

Filed under: prairie musings, Video, Afghanistan — Peg Britton @ 10:42 am

During Jimmy’s 22 years in the Army, he has actually been to Iraq four times. Desert Storm was his first and he was there around six month. His next three Iraq tours have been for 12 months, 15 months and 12 months. His two Afgan tours (Ranger Special Forces) were for six months each. He also did a six month stint in Kuwait prior to going into Iraq for the second time. Spending holidays with this young man during the past 22 years has been few and far between for his family.

Jimmy enlisted after three semesters at OU, finished his degree. He went to Ranger School and Officer Candidate School after his first tour in Iraq for Desert Storm.

Major Jimmy Hathaway’s mother is Mary Ann Fredrickson of Ellsworth. His grandparents were Vera and Reuben Sparks. He has a host of aunts, uncles and cousins in the area.

9/22/2011

BOATLIFT: AN UNTOLD TALE OF 9/11 RESILIENCE

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 8:14 am

You don’t want to miss this.

Uploaded by RoadtoResilience on Sep 7, 2011

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan. Produced and directed by Eddie Rosenstein. Eyepop Productions, Inc.

BOATLIFT was executive produced by Stephen Flynn and Sean Burke and premiered on September 8th at the 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Summit: Remembrance/Renewal/Resilience in Washington. The Summit kicked off a national movement to foster community and national resilience in the face of future crises. See www.road2resilience.org to become a part of the campaign to build a more resilient world. The film was made with the generous support by philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, Chairman Emerita, TotalBank (www.arsht.com)

8/31/2011

SOMEONE SHOULD TELL THIS GIRL IT CAN’T BE DONE…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 3:11 pm

7/11/2011

IL VOLO….INCREDIBLE TEENAGERS AND HEADING THIS WAY…

Filed under: prairie musings, Symphony in the Flint Hills/music, Video — Peg Britton @ 12:42 pm

6/20/2011

ELLSWORTH FIRE DESTROYS ROEHRMAN BUILDING…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 9:03 am

Update June 20, 2011:

According to Mark Roehrman… he had been working in his shop in the back of his downtown building and had gone to his home in the basement of the same building to take a shower. As he was exiting the shower, he and his wife were alerted by the sound of smoke detectors. They exited the building and were met with a great deal of heavy smoke. They were very fortunate to get out as the back of the building, and the only exit, was soon engulfed in flames. The fire was intense and the back of the building and roof collapsed. The basement is filled with thousands of gallons of water but there is no fire damage. The main floor is water damaged and contents of the Ellsworth County Independent newspaper totally destroyed.

My daughter Ally owned three ice cream machines that were stored in the back area of the building in Roehrman’s shop and they were backed up to the bathroom for the Indy. All the walls of the bathroom were burned, the machines destroyed but the roll of toilet paper remained intact in what was once the bathroom.

Fire inspectors are on the scene now trying to determine the cause of the fire. There was a slight explosion that was reported and they are concentrating, among other areas, on a transformer that was located at the back of the building.

A fireman said that had they not responded as quickly as they did and call immediately for the resources of neighboring fire departments, it is likely the entire, historic downtown business area would have been lost. The volunteer firemen did an outstanding job containing the fire and preventing loss of life. They did a hero’s job of saving the downtown area.

5/22/2011

ANN RICHARDS…NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN…

Filed under: political musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 12:00 pm

Former Texas Governor, Ann Richards, was a brassy, tough-talking woman who made an indelible profile in Democratic politics. After a time, she became one of my favorites. She was a tough old boot who knew exactly what she was doing. Oh, to have people like her back on the political stage.

Here’s a video clip a friend sent me that was a reminder of what a great woman she was. I think you’ll enjoy seeing it.

3/23/2011

C’EST SI SIMPLE, ET SI BON!

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 1:15 pm

2/24/2011

WEAR SUNSCREEN…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 7:58 am

Take the time to listen to this. It’s worth it…

2/22/2011

EL CAMINITO DEL REY…THE MOST DANGEROUS WALKWAY IN THE WORLD…

Filed under: prairie musings, print news, Video, Dangerous things — Peg Britton @ 9:42 am

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Dangerous things fascinate me in a strange way. I’m intrigued by the lack of fear that some people possess in order to actually enjoy the challenge of climbing the perilous sides of mountains, free climbing a rock ledge overhang with fingertips 2,000 feet above solid earth, or “hiking” the El Caminito del Rey, the most dangerous walkway in the world. The list is endless for me as I have a terrible fear of heights.

This is right up there with the post I made in 2007 about the Old Yungas Road, the “Road of Death” in 2007.

My Florida friend, Linda, sent me the following video as she knew it would scare the socks off me. She giggled when I told her I couldn’t even watch the entire video in one sitting…and had to space it out because watching it gives me the willies. I keep pushing myself away from my computer…eek! Watching it for the 10th time, for me, would not be any easier than the first.

The “King’s Little Pathway” was officially closed in 2000 because of the fatalities, but the plan is to make it once again available to tourists as one of the main attractions of this area of Spain. It is still possible to access the walkway, but it is against the law as it is highly dangerous. For those who thrive on danger, the trail offers a burst of adrenalin.

The walkway is only three feet wide, has no railings and is pinned on the mountain wall that is 2300 feet above the river deep within the treacherous Gaitanes Gorge of El Chorro, Spain. The pathway was built in 1905 and now it has fallen apart to a point that there is often nothing but metal bearing rods left. This deadly trail is known as the most dangerous walkway in the world. This is El Caminito del Rey or The King’s Little Pathway.

Check out the video below to see how some adventurers have nerves of steel and walk up and down El Caminito del Rey like there is no abyss below them. The person who filmed this video appeared to have the camera on his head…but I don’t know. He could have been holding the camera, but that doesn’t appear likely to me. He also didn’t stop at collapsed areas and just walked across the metal beams as if it were a commonplace event. He/she has an amazing sense of balance and is fearless. The following video shows how insanely dangerous El Caminito del Rey is.

2/17/2011

UNBELIEVABLE WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY…

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 9:49 am

12/5/2010

THE WORST SONG EVER WRITTEN….”THE BREAKFAST SONG”

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 12:10 pm

10/30/2010

HI. I’M A TEA-PARTIER

Filed under: political musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 8:30 am

10/5/2010

JOHN WALKER ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE AND ABORTION…A MAN I COULD VOTE FOR.

Filed under: political musings, Pro-life/Pro-choice, Video, Civil/Gay Rights — Peg Britton @ 10:34 am

9/18/2010

THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN…THE GOOD, THE BAD AND UGLY

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 10:22 am

Give this a look and listen. I think you’ll love it.

8/17/2010

CORRECTION ABOUT LEILA’S OWNERSHIP

Filed under: prairie musings, Video — Peg Britton @ 8:12 am

Leila doesn’t belong to my friend, Janis. She belongs to “starnurse” and Janis picked up the video from Youtube for the 4th of July. My bad.

Janis said:  Lucy, the eclectus, and Charles, the African Grey, are mine. Another bird, even one as charming and talented as Leila, would drive us all nuts.

If you haven’t heard her sing, you’re in for a treat. She just cracks me up. Scroll down to the video.

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