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A fantasy novel born out of real life tragedy, Maurpikios Fiddler: The True Meaning of Magic is set in a modern day fantasy world where two races of people exist- The magicals and the non-magicals. War and Conflict has plagued the two groups for centuries. Now both races find themselves facing a common enemy. In the Magical world childhood Scorpioma plagues the lives of their children, while in the non-magical world medical professionals have made great strides in discovering successful treatments for childhood cancers. Both sides realizing the two diseases are one in the same, forge The Treaty of Earthly Peace creating a bond that forces the two groups to come together and collaborate at Saint Juliana's Children's Research Institute. It is a race to save the lives of their children from the terrible twin diseases. Yet, there exists an old prophecy that gives the world a champion- young Maurpikios Fiddler. However, with every champion there is dark force to oppose his greatness. Radu Vrotsos a wealthy philanthropist and a maniacal wizard makes it no secret that he supports the bigotry and segregation of the old regime. Completely against the integration of the magicals and the non-magicals it is his hope to bring an end to the collaboration among the two groups. Maurpikios Fiddler will enter Saint Juliana's Children Research Institute a boy and in the end he will have no choice but to display the bravery of a man. This is a story of life, love, loyalty, family, friendship, and most of all faith in God. It is set in a world of fairies and angels, and all things magical. However, it is loosely based on the real life journey of an amazing eleven year old boy who discovered the True Meaning of Magic while going through cancer treatment. To learn more or order the book:
26 Jun 2013
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All the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are of volcanic origin with the island of Flores marking the westernmost border of the European continent. 244,780 people live in the 2,325 sq. of this island territory, which is part of the Portuguese state and constitutes the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The islands of the archipelago are divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. The Azores, along with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a name which means "fortunate islands". NINE ISLANDS SCULPTURED BY NATURE LYING IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN Brought together in an archipelago, each Azorean island has its own identity. Even if they all share an extraordinary natural legacy, they also have their own landscape, traditions, cuisine and architecture. They have been sculptured by ancient volcanoes and populated over the centuries by courageous and kind people. Thus the Azores are a place of varied experiences and emotions. CLIMATE The climate of the Azores is mild. During the winter, strong winds stir the sea and purify the air. The average temperature remains at a generous 14º C, which does not prevent snow from falling on the summit of the mountain of Pico, given its altitude (2,350m). The rainy periods, although frequent, are generally short. The summer is warm and sunny, with temperatures staying around 24º C. The sea water remains at an inviting temperature, between 17º C and 23º C. HISTORY In the realm of legend, some associate the Azores to the Atlantis, the mythical island kingdom quoted by Plato. As for history, references to nine islands in the Atlantic Ocean located approximately in the position of the Azores can be found in books and maps since the 14th century. However, it was the Portuguese Maritime Discoveries, led by Prince Infante D. Henrique, that the Azores were definitely registered in the map of Europe. It is unknown whether the first navigator to reach the archipelago was Diogo de Silves in 1427 or Gonçalo Velho Cabral in 1431. The origin of the name Azores is also debatable as there are various theories. The most common associates the designation of the common buzzards found on the islands which were mistaken as being another bird of prey: the northern goshawk (açor). What is now certain is that it was Prince Infante D. Henrique who instigated the settlement of the islands. First, animals were sent, between 1431 and 1432, and later settlers started to arrive from 1439. From that date, the settlement continued throughout the 15th century (Western and Central Groups) and the 16th century (Western Group). Jews, Moors, Flemish, Genovese, Englishmen, Frenchmen, and African slaves came together with the Portuguese from the mainland to face the hardships of such a task. This epic start moulded a people that throughout the centuries was able to resist volcanic eruptions, isolation, invasions of pirates, political wars and infesting diseases. The courage of the Azorean people was confirmed when they resisted the Spanish domination during the succession crisis of 1580, and when they supported the liberal movement during the civil war (1828-1834). During the 20th century, this bravery was once again evident during the whale hunting era, when the men would go to sea in small, wooden boats ready to confront, in the endless blue sea, giant sperm whales.
15 Apr 2013
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The Eagle's Last Flight is not a typical Cold War book, which is why it is eminently suited for today's readers. It is an uncomplicated book---good books usually are---that describes military life during the Cold War in an everyday, gut level fashion that readers can easily relate to. The story line is also uncomplicated. Modest in size (less than 400 pages), it chronicles the life of Skip O'Neill, an ordinary man destined to live an extraordinary life during the period 1954 to 1981. Skip was an Air Force fighter pilot; although not the kind possessed with unbelievable bravery, infallible judgment, and impossible skills so typical of fictional fighter pilots. His was a real life, with real troubles, real victories, and real conflicts. Yet, like the character in Forrest Gump, he managed to be on the stage each time the American military was challenged during the Cold War. Although The Eagle's Last Flight has the look and feel of an autobiography, it is in fact, a work of fiction. But, being a fictional character is Skip O'Neill a credible witness to such a dramatic period of our history? To quote Mark Berent, author of the Rolling Thunder series of books about the Vietnam War,Skip O'Neill flew with the Lafayette Escadrille, he flew fighters in the European Theater of Operations, and the Pacific in WWII and, he flew fighters in all the conflicts since Vietnam as well. For Skip O'Neill's story is the story of all fighter pilot warriors. Anyone who flew in any war can relate to many episodes in this book and certainly the characters. Or as CNN military analyst and author, Major General Don Shepherd, USAF (Ret.) put it, “This is one of the best books about flying fighters, life in the military, war and the humans who do it, all with the best of characters shrouded in history, mixed with realism, sex, joy, tragedy, sadness, mystery. I could feel the Gs, taste the martinis and smell the perfume. I felt like I knew the characters, or someone just like them, and saw every fighter pilot in 'Skip' and every fighter pilot's wife in 'Christy'. Feel the Gs, taste the martinis and smell the perfume---valuable insights into one of the more tumultuous periods in our history by someone who has been there, done that---tantalizing clues about what may lie ahead if the Cold war returns---all in one book. What more can you ask for? Order Now Link:
10 Nov 2012
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To Download Brave : Direct Link : Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
8 Jun 2012
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To Download Brave : Direct Link : Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
8 Jun 2012
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Like Brave on Facebook: Direct Link : Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.
4 Jun 2012
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Tribute to Brave Soldiers of Pakistan Army. (Unofficial Video) Song: Pak Fauj Tu Zindabad. PakArmyChannel Presentation. Nations can dream of their socio-economic progress and development only when they are sure that their guardians are strong enough to ensure protection and peace. In case of Pakistan, a strong defence was all the more a stark reality to face the encounters and hostilities with unflinching courage. Our chivalrous soldiers of brave Armed Forces, apart from defending the countrys borders, always remained in the forefront of national development. Whether floods, earth-quakes and other natural calamites, maintain law and order or the UN peace efforts, the performance of our officers and men, always earned national and international acclaim from their friends and foes alike.Selfless bravery sacrifice and monumental endurance of adversity are the pillars of this splendid institution. ------------------------ follow us on facebook: Pakistan Zindabad Pak Army Paindabad.
12 May 2012
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A Japanese robotics company creates real-life Transformers! The Seven Million Dollar Man (Woman) comes to life with a heroic display of bravery! And Microsoft slashes prices? (Not really!)
10 May 2012
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Bullfighting Dwarves Short in stature but big on bravery, these are the bullfighting dwarves of Mexico.
2 Apr 2012
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My frien dany asked me to write a song about forgiveness. The music is by Tedashii... Thanks "FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD" LINK THE BOTTOM Lyrics "Are hearts were black with sin until the savior came in his precious blood i know has washed us white as snow and in the word i'm told i'll walk the streets of gold o wonderful wonderful day when he washed our sins away" There's nothing one sided about forgiving the bad because when you forgive the bad you forgive yourself feel the grace of god pour out like a spout and separate the condemnation from the common man kinda courageous don't you think getting nailed to the cross without committing a crime spree bravery is remembered in forgiving you and me and a story's never forgot when it's extraordinarily legendary It's a rapture and all ya'll coming i don't know how ya'll take it but i'm gonna say i love you hoping for the best but preparing for this world can get a little ify if you don't know it's worst it's no ones job to crucify a son we're all god's children living in the love and to the daughters you can hear me all around the world we're reppin for the one that forgave us all first (CHORUS) go on and treat others like you wanna treat yourself scratch that... i'll treat them better so i can treat myself to that i'm feeling that is lifted yes we are gifted the knowledge that you know from the past it's a privilege i'ma be a person placed in time passing up the gimmicks follow where we go because we're gonna make it like a mission no matter what they say i promise that we're in this and all along the way we will practice our forgiveness (CHORUS) (INTRO) (CHORUS) you can download the song for free
21 Mar 2012
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Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
7 Mar 2012
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BY MICHAEL COLLINS What’s behind Lady Gaga’s poker face? A charitable outlook. Wednesday, the 25-year-old superstar unveiled her long-awaited “Born This Way Foundation” at Harvard University — and live-streamed the event, where she answered spiritual leader Deepak Chopra’s question about how to change the world for the better. “I believe that if each one of us just transformed one small bit of ourselves to be a bit kinder, a bit more loving, a bit more tolerant of even the most miniscule thing.” The “Bad Romance” singer was joined by several other high-profile celebrities and philanthropists, including Oprah Winfrey. “According to Lady Gaga, it is a passion project, which she hopes will establish a standard of bravery and kindness, as well as create a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others.” The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports Gaga’s motives behind the foundation are a no-brainer. “She has talked openly about feeling ‘like a freak’ as a teenager, and her songs—particularly ‘Born This Way,’ the title track of her 2011 album—are sometimes appeals for tolerance, social acceptance, and courage.” The foundation, which was co-founded by Gaga’s own mother monster, Cynthia Germanotta, will utilize digital media and social networking as one of several means for positive social change. According to MTV ... “She met with President Obama at a fundraiser in September to talk about the bullying epidemic, after she was touched in particular by the suicide of bullied 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer.” Rodemeyer Tweeted “ladygaga bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever”, before he took his own life on September 18, 2011.
1 Mar 2012
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"Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), surly Lord MacIntosh (Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late."
25 Feb 2012
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A beautiful and inspirational track from Broadjam artist, My Silent Bravery.
14 Feb 2012
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The Battle of Gettysburg is a moving, original account of the great climactic confrontation -- the War Between the States. Unique in its perspective, this program tells the story from a distinct Southern viewpoint, through the eyes of General Robert E. Lee -- Commander of the Confederate Army, and General George E. Pickett -- leader of the doomed assault on the Union's Army of the Potomac. The Battle of Gettysburg is a thought-provoking depiction of honor, bravery and personal tragedy that forever changed the course of American history.
6 Nov 2011
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15:12 – Shining World Hero & Compassion Awards: Human Angels Christopher Doing & Ricky Cisco. Episode: 1780, Air Date: 30 July 2011. Everywhere in the world, we can observe and be touched by acts of kindness. People from all walks of life, faiths, and cultures extend themselves beyond the call of duty to help others unconditionally. Through their noble deeds, humanity as a whole is elevated. To commend virtuous actions and encourage more people to be inspired by their examples, Supreme Master Ching Hai has lovingly created a series of awards, including the Shining World Leadership Award, Shining World Compassion Award, Shining World Hero and Heroine Awards, Shining World Honesty Award, Shining World Protection Award, Shining World Intelligence Award, and Shining World Inventor Award, to recognize some of the most exemplary, generous, caring, and courageous people who walk amongst us. Greetings, loving viewers of Supreme Master Television, and welcome to our Shining World Awards program. Today, we will have the honor of meeting two remarkable individuals who have each donated one of their precious kidneys to save a person previously unknown to them. First, we will talk to Mr. Christopher Doing, an Information Technology (IT) specialist, and find out how he came to know of two-year-old Nathan Saavedra, who had been diagnosed with Prune Belly syndrome, a rare disorder that affects the urinary system. My grandmother passed away while I was in high school and I’d learned about organ donation there and have, through the years kind of felt that a kidney [is]something you can donate while you’re alive, something I could do, and I never knew anyone who needed it. I read an article in the newspaper about Nathan and the condition he was in. And as a father of a toddler myself, I just hope and pray I’m never in the position where I’m helpless and to see another parent helpless just really pulled at my heart and made me want to get involved. And so did you have any reservations about this procedure? Oh, oh, yes. Obviously, I’m a father, a husband, and a contributor to a family. A lot of unknowns going into surgery, recovery period, and everything. Just along the way, I kept my mind open. I decided that this was a gift I could make to somebody, and it seemed like whenever an obstacle came up, doors continued to get opened to allow it to move forward. After many months of enduring medical testing to ensure organ compatibility, the final day came for the operation. Mr. Doing described his emotions on that day and how people responded positively to his actions. I was really nervous at the hospital. I said I’m going to let go and just let it take its course and offered to help and gave my best effort. It was real, it was very real. Within an hour, you’re sedated and on the table. It’s like no time to stop and think about it then. So, that was a little unnerving, and then after it was over, the outpouring from people who I barely knew have proven to be some of the best friends I could’ve asked for. As it reaches other people, it touches other people and I just feel more and more blessed to hear more and more people respond to it. For Mr. Christopher Doing’s gift of his own healthy kidney to save another life, Supreme Master Ching Hai honored him with the Shining World Hero Award, which was presented by our Association member. Dear Mr. Doing, It is with much pleasure and gratitude that we present to you the Shinning World Hero Award. This award is presented in recognition of your extraordinary act of selfless benevolence and your outstanding courage by donating one of your kidneys to a 2-year-old child, granting the young boy a new start to life and inspiring humanity towards unconditional love... You have made a significant difference to him, his family, and many others as your story inspires others to do likewise. Heaven will forever remember and celebrate your heart touching generosity and compassion for Nathan. God bless and thank you for uplifting our world with your saintly character and selflessness. For your outstanding altruism, sacrifice and bravery, for your gracious and Godly qualities, and for being a dedicated and noble world model, we hearby applauded and celebrate the heroic deeds of Mr. Christopher Doing, giver of life. With Great Honor, Love and Blessings, Supreme Master Ching Hai Along with the award, Mr. Chris Doing was also presented with a check for US$1,000 to assist with his further recovery and medical needs. He was also gifted Supreme Master Ching Hai’s #1 international bestseller books: “The Dogs in My Life,” “The Birds in My Life,” and “The Noble Wilds” along with a number of Supreme Master Ching Hai’s DVDs. Mr. Chris Doing expressed his gratefulness for Supreme Master Ching Hai’s recognition and love. Thank you Supreme Master Ching Hai for bringing attention and spotlighting good news, altruistic causes around the world. Often we do not get to hear stories like this and Supreme Master TV bringing those to people around the globe is very appreciated. To me having been in a position where so many people were coming to me and saying “It’s a refreshing thing to see that kind of message in today’s world.” To see what Supreme Master TV’s doing and to see some of the stories that you’ve been involved, it’s been really touching for me. Good guys exist all over, I think. Heaven bless you, Mr. Chris Doing. We pray that you and little Nathan recover totally from the surgery, with bright and happy futures awaiting you. Let us now visit another recipient of the Shining World Compassion Award, Mr. Ricky Cisco. I was on Facebook one night and a post came up from a woman named Roxy. And she said that she was in need of a kidney for her husband, but what personally got to me was she said that she needed a, blood type O, and that’s something that I was able to resonate with ’cause I knew my blood type previously and that’s what got me to start looking into it. I researched the process and, the more I learned about it, the more comfortable I felt, and within about an hour I had made a decision it was something I could do. I went ahead and sent her a message and we met up and went from there. Did you have any fear at all about your decision to donate a kidney? Oh, yeah. I definitely had fear. I didn’t know anything about the whole process or kidney donation. And the more I learned, the more I realized that this Beaumont Hospital has been doing for a long time. And a lot of my fears were curbed initially, but there’s always that, that “what if.” But the whole process and meeting them and seeing how lovely these two people are and getting to know them really took the fear I had and turned it into something that was a lot of more invigorating and joyful almost. After overcoming his initial concerns, Mr. Cisco realized he was doing the right thing when he saw how meaningful his actions would be to others.. What actually motivated Mr. Cisco to donate his kidney in the first place? I had done an interview and I said, “I always wanted be a hero, but I am not very strong, so I find other ways of trying to do that.” It’s not every day an opportunity comes up where you can make a difference, when something like this comes along and you know right away that you are someone who can step up and do this. There’s a certain weight that kind of pushes you through it and inspires you to face those fears and know that there’s risks, but the pay-off emotionally after is so amazing. I’m so much more happy now that I faced my fears and did something that brought Jeff and Roxy into a place where they can have a normal life now and have kids. They’re going to be the most beautiful parents. I went out and did it. Everything went perfect and I couldn’t be happier. Several television channels were very interested in Ricky Cisco’s connection through Facebook and subsequent altruistic action, and approached him for interviews. How does Mr. Cisco’s example of kindness affect others? All of the sudden, I had CNN and all these people wanting interviews ’cause it happened over the Facebook. And it was one of the first times social networking sort of bridged two people for a kidney donation and so the story spread and the coolest thing by far about it was it had a trickle effect. Other people started donating their kidney and helping out complete strangers over Twitter, Facebook. That was one of the coolest things I think that happened from that was to help other people step out and do something similar. In his own way, Mr. Cisco also has noble and selfless plans to promote organ donation and share his own experience to inspire and encourage others to do the same. I do stand-up comedy and I like to interject, dip my experience to that. Also I’m going to do some speeches for the International Kidney Foundation as kind of a go-to person for people who might be reserved or nervous about the experience For Mr. Cisco’s unswerving devotion to the cause and his great altruism, Supreme Master Ching Hai honored him with the Shining World Compassion Award, presented by our Association member. With supreme selflessness, you have given the gift of life to another, someone you had yet to meet. Seeing a wife’s online plea to save her husband’s life, you were deeply touched and realized that you could be of some help.... Mr. Cisco, your exemplary display of compassion and sharing shows that we are indeed one family under Heaven’s embrace, the family of humanity. You have built a bridge of love which shines eternally bright. Thank you for expanding kindness in our society. We truly wish Providence provides you everlasting health and happiness. For tenderly caring for a stranger in need, for bravely risking your own health and safety, for your Godliness and humane goodness, we hereby applaud and celebrate the outstanding deeds of Mr. Ricky Cisco, model citizen and angel of mercy. With Great Honor, Love and Blessings, The Supreme Master Ching Hai Mr. Cisco was also gifted with Supreme Master Ching Hai’s #1 international bestsellers, DVDs, as well as a check for US $1,000 for extra vitamins to regain his strength and for a speedy recovery from the surgery. He was very thankful for the recognition and conveyed his sincere appreciation. I just want to thank you for this opportunity. It’s really amazing to be here with you all. I am excited you guys do, really do amazing things. I am really glad to have heard of you. I’m honored to be honored by you. Everything you do is absolutely amazing. I appreciate the, the gifts and the books. I’m excited to learn more about you. I am just really grateful. So thank you so much, Supreme Master Ching Hai. And hopefully one day I’ll get to know more about you and maybe meet you. So thank you. Our heartfelt appreciation, Mr. Ricky Cisco, for your selfless act and ongoing encouragement of others. May the heavens continue to smile on you and Mr. Kurze, bringing much joy and benediction to your lives. Generous viewers, thank you for your company on this program. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television. Coming up next is Words of Wisdom, after Noteworthy News. May we all feel united by the love of the Divine.
16 Oct 2011
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