Things like this that really make you ask why we in the human society create war and separate families from their loved ones. And for everyone one of these reunions how many other families do you think wont ever be reunited. Those that are lost are seen as heroes of their country, but what would you rather have? Your loved one or a hero? With out question it is hard to get through this whole video and not get choked up a bit, especially the little girl at 1:35 mark, I dare you not let that phase you, triple dog dare you.
In my personal opinion I don’t think the president does much as people think, I am a firm believer that the president really is just a public servant for a group of individuals in the White House that make all the decisions, it’s hard to think one man makes the call on such huge issues. With that being said though the president does have to address the country with these decisions and they get all the scrutiny that comes with it. Below are a bunch of presidents before and after the serve in office and the effects of stress and aging are very apparent. Now to be fair almost all of these presidents served under very hard times being war and terrorist attacks, or just the facts that they were under fire for their own misjudgments, I’m looking at you Clinton you little pornstar you. Below are 9 examples of presidents rapidly dying before your eyes.
Photos taken on Inauguration Day, left, and on Aug. 3, 2010, show that after a year and a half in office, the President has the same touch of gray in his hair but shows far more stress on his face.
George W. Bush
Bush 43 ended his Administration with much grayer hair than he began with. With all the war and terror attacks that went on though I’m sure stressing like a son of a bitch was inevitable.
You may have heard last week about Capt. Brian Bews, a Canadian Air Force pilot who made a last minute ejection during practice for the Alberta International Airshow. Brian was practicing moves at around 100 feet of the ground when he had to make the last minute ejection. Here’s the rundown of events in photos, pretty cool. Talk about some quick thinking.
click below for the outcome, awesome stuff.
Of Haiti. There are a few reports out there that Wyclef Jean is seriously considering running for president of the earthquake ravaged nation. According to E!, Wyclef’s brother Sam Jean told them “there is a very good chance” the former Fugees front man will run for the office. Wyclef’s Yéle Haiti foundation has raised millions in disaster relief for his homeland so it seems like something he really cares about.
Wyclef still hasn’t confirmed. He tweeted ”Just to Clear up the rumors I have not announce to the Press that I’m Running for President of Haiti.” A statement from Yele Haitit: “Wyclef’s commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter regardless of whether he is part of the government moving forward. At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately.” Seems like that country could use a fresh face in politics who has strong moral values. Vote Clef Haitians!
I believe in upholding the integrity of the badge, but, I also acknowledge that cops are also human and make mistakes. Of course, these next 3 blunders take it to the extreme. These aren’t acts of hate, fear or injustice, more like acts of indifference, immaturity and shear stupidity.
By now everyone knows how catastrophic the BP oil spill was to not only America but the Earth itself. Barrels among barrels of oil were released into the ocean waters and at the same time, money was flying out of BP’s pocket. So just how much money did this whole oil spill cost BP? It is estimated to be in the 100 billion dollar range, yes I said billion. So it is always fun to look at the crazy amount of shit BP could have used that money on instead of pumping it into the oil spill clean up. These numbers will blow your mind, check it out.
So with some hope finally appearing in the Gulf of Mexico and seemingly the end to the largest oil spill the U.S. has ever seen I thought it would be interesting to see the comparison to other oil spills throughout history. The rest of the world sure isn’t changing anytime soon but with any luck the gulf spill will be seen as a catalyst moment in history that broke the way for the U.S. to move to cleaner energy. Click the image below twice to get a larger view.
Worst Oil Spill Ever: Arabian Gulf/Kuwait – January 19, 1991
Location: Persian Gulf, Kuwait
Amount of Oil Spilled: 380-520 million gallons
Ironically, the worst oil spill in human history wasn’t an accident. During the Gulf War, Iraqi forces, attempting to thwart a potential landing of American soldiers, opened the valves at an offshore oil terminal and dumped oil from several tankers. The oil they released created a 4-inch thick oil slick that covered 4000 square miles. To put it in perspective, that’s enough oil to cover the entire state of Rhode Island one foot deep in oil.
An incredibly well made and powerful ad from Amnesty International petitioning for the worldwide abolishment of the Death Penalty. Really nice stuff. See we aren’t just about babes, booze, and funny pictures here at zoot, we have a heart.
The roundup of the worst beverages in America is pretty amazingly disgusting. This list from user Shareitfitness unfortunately puts into perspective how bad for you some of your favorite drinks are. Prepare to be disgusted because this kind of sugar intake in one little drink can’t be healthy and we all know you have had all of these beverages.
Worst Water – Snapple Agave Melon Antioxidant Water
Sugar Equivalent: 2 Good Humor Chocolate Éclair Bars
Worst Bottled Tea – SoBe Green Tea
Sugar Equivalent: 4 slices Sara Lee Cherry Pie
So we have a good friend as well as an avid reader of zoot known as “the kid himself”. He is a stock broker on Wall Street so we get to hear the ups and downs he endures every day. The fact of the matter is you are going to lose money if you invest in stocks. Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen. In fact, it may have happened already and you don’t recognize it because losses can take several different forms. AKA you might not lose your money, but you will lose your hair, about 20 years of your life stressing, and probably your house and kids. So in other words let me take this moment to say invest your money with The Kid Himself, your money is safe with him Here is a collection of people who just got royally fucked in the stock market and have come to the realization that they just flushed their life down the tubes.