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HEAVEN IS FOR REAL, GUYS

well, fox news really pinned the nail on the donkey this time. or something. here’s some kid talking about his near death experience, where he found out that everyone in heaven is young (PHEW, no wrinkles guys!). he also got to meet john the baptist, god, and jesus. why wouldn’t they all be together? and caring about this kid at all. this definitely makes sense.

here are some choice quotes:
‘god is a very very big person. he can actually fit the entire world into his hands.’

reporter: ‘wow. so many people want to know what you now know. what about jesus?’
kid: ‘well, jesus, he had a rough but kind face, sea blue eyes, and a smile that lit up the heavens.’

reporter: ‘and what about old people? they are not in heaven, right?’
kid: ‘nope, just young adults.’
then the dad says: ‘the good news, gretchen, is that when you’re up in heaven, it’ll be the young version.’

AMAZING. THIS TRULY IS AMAZING. video after the jump.

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obama

i love images like this, because they are able to clearly convey a strong sentiment.
in this case, the united states welcoming obama.
really, really cool.

seen on wooster collective

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Shortwave Radio

Most people don’t realize you can hear radio stations from halfway around the world in the comfort of your Lazy Boy. You can do this by buying a shortwave radio. Most radios only have AM and FM stations, but you can buy a fairly cheap shortwave radio at Radio Shack or online. Shortwave stations lie just above mediumwave stations, or what most people know as AM. For 5 summers during the mid 90’s I listened to shortwave until my family got the internet. I heard dozens of countries. Countries such as Venezuela, Russia, Nigeria and Japan. And many of the countries broadcast not only in their native language, but English as well. One of the cool aspects of listening is sending a report to a station and then replying back with a “verification” or QSL card.

Front of a Swiss Radio International QSL. The first QSL I ever recieved.

From some stations I also recieved more than just a card but stickers, and other stuff.

Unfortunately, shortwave radio isn’t as big as it used to be. It’s last hurrah, so to speak, was during the first Persian Gulf War in 1991. Lots of people bought radios so they could hear news of the war. Today most people just use the internet for the latest news. Some stations have even shutdown and are now only on the internet, such as the station’s verification pictured above; Swiss Radio International. But there are still plenty of stations out there to hear if you know where to look.

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