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Mary Catalano of Rescue Roundtable interviews Peter Wallerstein of The Whale Rescue Team. Dedicated to the protection and rescue of marine wildlife. For 20 years, Whale Rescue Team volunteers have come to the aid of entangled or beached whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea birds along the California coast. Whale Rescue Team volunteers have rescued thousands of marine animals. The mission of the Whale Rescue Team is to replace an inadequate system of marine animal care with an effective, efficient and compassionate system providing every animal the best possible chance for survival. Whale Rescue Team's authorized territory is a very diverse coastline including, Marina del Rey, the largest man-made marina in the world, the rocky cliffs of Palos Verdes the crowed beaches of Venice and Santa Monica and the busy port of San Pedro. We also respond to Will Rogers Beach, Torrance, Royal Palms, Dockwieler, Redondo, White Point, Cabrillo, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach. The Whale Rescue Team works in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments and the Animal Services Departments throughout Los Angeles County. Whale Rescue Team volunteers also conduct educational resentations and community outreach programs throughout Los Angeles County. In addition to our rescue expertise the Whale Rescue Team is a advocate for marine wildlife networking with organizations throughout the world. The Whale Rescue Team vigorously opposes the capture and confinement of healthy marine mammals. Please visit www.WhaleRescueTeam****
11 Jan 2008
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Fire dancers Tony and Fire Gypsy fighting with flaming swords.
3 May 2008
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Fire dancers from the Tampa Bay area spinning fire together at Clearwater Beach. (From left to right) Angel (poi), Mayhem (staff), Tony (poi) and Fire Gypsy (fans)
26 May 2009
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I know you've all been waiting anxiously. So, here it is... Episode 8, "A Real Gas"! my Uncle G plays with chemicals and fire (what a surprise), for a really cool demonstration. An experiment you'll want to try, and probably can try immediately, as all materials are likely in your house already. Exothermic reaction and gas displacement at its best! Also, make sure you watch past the credits for the bloopers. Thanks Uncle G much love
1 Feb 2008
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Explosion and fire effect test
19 Feb 2008
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John Gage found the ball in his hands with only seconds left. The 6'9" Sophomore rose in the air and fired the ball through the hoop. The last second shot gave Vashon a 52-50 win over Kings High School, and guaranteed Vashon a spot in the Single A, Washington State Championships.
25 Feb 2008
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Video of the Office of Naval Research and Naval Surface Warfare Center conducting a test of an electromagnetic railgun at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Scenes include footage of the testing area and tools that will be used, preparation and loading of the projectile and firing the projectile into a target.
23 Sep 2008
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Beautiful French Country Estate Home on nearly an acre lot located in the heart of the Crighton Ridge Community just minutes from The Woodlands. The home features over 4,000 sq. ft. of quality living. The recent addition of a custom covered patio complete with a built-in gas grill and fire pit accent the beauty of this wonderful home's private back yard. The home is surrounded by a wrought iron fence and professional landscaping. The master suite leaves nothing to desire. The homes has four large bedrooms with a bath for each room. Family living at its best.
3 Mar 2008
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Surge protection and fire protection in a power strip. Contains a smoke detector. Shuts off power to anything plugged into it. Find a way to mount it above the item you're worried about. Under the top kitchen cabinets. Above heat lamps or heat pads in a barn. Above your recharging station in your workshop. In your home theater closet. On the top shelf of a bookshelf. Behind the TV above the mantle. Prevent smoldering fires from creating smoke damage or causing flames.
3 Mar 2008
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Police in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur have used water cannons and fired tear gas to break up one of the country's biggest anti-government rallies in nearly 10 years. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in heavy rains to the king's palace demanding electoral change. Al Jazeera's Hamish MacDonald reports.
4 Mar 2008
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Two standard 60" Canvas Stretching Machines connected together to create one "Big 10' stretcher". Seen here stretching and 8' X 2' canvas, with "gallery wrap" in less than 6 min. Note: Using small portable compressor to operate machine and 'fire" staple gun, volume of air was not enough to operate staple gun efficiently.
15 Mar 2008
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The Pentagon said on Thursday it was very confident that a Navy missile hit the toxic fuel tank of a defunct US spy satellite, which could have caused harm if it had fallen to Earth intact. The unprecedented strike took place over the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday after a US Navy cruiser launched a missile as the satellite sped through space at more than 27,400 kph (17,000 mph), officials said. Both Russia and China had expressed concern ahead of the mission, with Moscow suggesting it could be used as cover to test a new space weapon. But Washington said the only reason for the mission was to prevent harm to humans from the tank of hazardous hydrazine fuel on the bus-sized satellite, which was expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere within the next couple of weeks. "We're very confident that we hit the satellite. We also have a high degree of confidence that we got the tank," said Marine General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, putting the chances that the tank had been breached at around 90%. He said a fireball in video images of the strike, a vapour cloud that formed and indications of hydrazine in the air all suggested the tank had been shattered. But he said it could take another 24 to 48 hours to know for sure. Falling debris "From our position, you always want to hedge your bet because there's no absolute certainty," Cartwright said. Debris from the satellite had already started to re-enter the atmosphere over the Atlantic and Pacific oceans but nothing larger than a football had been detected so far, he said. The 2270 kg (5000 lb) satellite was struck by an SM-3 missile fired from the USS Lake Erie northwest of Hawaii at 2226 EST (0326 GMT Thursday), the Pentagon said. Wednesday's operation was the first time a sea-based missile has been used to hit a satellite, according to experts. The US and the Soviet Union conducted anti-satellite tests in the Cold War but used other techniques. Low risk The operation used modified elements of its missile defence system. But officials have sought to avoid presenting this mission as a test for that system, saying hitting a satellite is quite different from trying to shoot down a missile. Some space experts have questioned the Pentagon's justification for the mission, saying the chances of any part of the satellite causing harm were extremely remote. But Pentagon officials have denied suggestions they wanted to destroy the satellite to prevent part of the classified spacecraft from falling into the hands of rival powers. "That, unto itself, was not enough reason to go after this satellite with a missile," Cartwright said. "It's the hydrazine that we're focused on." Hypocrisy charge US officials also have rejected accusations from some security and space experts that the Pentagon was using the operation to test and demonstrate its ability to hit targets in space following an anti-satellite test by China in 2007. Washington says its case is different from the Chinese test because it was announced in advance and undertaken to protect people. It also says the Chinese craft was struck at a higher altitude, more crowded with other satellites that could be damaged by debris from the destroyed satellite. A Chinese state newspaper on Thursday accused Washington of hypocrisy for criticising other countries' space ambitions while rejecting a treaty proposed by China and Russia to ban weapons in space and firing a missile at the spy satellite. The Pentagon has said the stray spacecraft was a test satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, a US intelligence agency. The satellite launched in December 2006 but stopped communicating within a few hours of reaching orbit.
3 Oct 2008
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This video shows you how to do a shooting coin by just snapping. It fires very fast and very hard. Be careful not to point it at people and fire because it will leave a huge welt. Anyway have fun and be safe. Enjoy.
5 May 2008
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Little things can make a big difference during a wildfire. Research shows that homes are often lost after the main body of a fire passes. Most of these ignitions are preventable, so advanced preparation is critical. Residents can take practical steps such as: non-combustible roofing and siding, dual-pane windows, and fire-resistant vegetation. Visit www.firewise**** for more information on wildfire preparedness.
16 Apr 2008
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This fire safety film discusses the benefits and dangers of fire. It outlines the history and early human uses of fire, including fuel for cooking, heating, lighting, and burning waste. It then explains of the science of fire, and uses animation to show the action of gasses within a flame. Basic fire prevention steps are discussed including instructions on how to light and maintain a safe campfire are given, and fire safety tips are given about the improper handling of fire. Lastly, this film includes some simple ways to stop brush fires or small fires that have gotten out of control.
21 May 2008
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A quaintly dated fire safety film, Crimes of Carelessness enumerates the causes, dangers, and prevention methods for fires. According to the film, fire can strike anywhere at anytime: fire hazards are as ubiquitous as leaves on trees! Every year, fires destroy cities, forests, and homes, killing or injuring nearly 50,000 people. Fire accidents can be caused by putting a cigarette in the trash or throwing a cigarette from a car; children playing with matches; and people leaving electrical devices on without supervision. Steps towards prevention are easy! Use an ashtray. Keep matches away from children. Turn off electrical appliances after usage. Have the heating system checked once a year before the winter season. Do not smoke in bed. Lastly, keep the number of the fire department readily available in case of an emergency. Crimes of Carelessness is a fun vintage film that still contains valuable safety lessons for preventing burn injuries and fire damage.
28 Jul 2008
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