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Controversy: Will we end up in a Waterworld like a bad Kevin Costner movie?

Hidden paths could be behind Antarctic glacier melt: study

Scientists have discovered two pathways that are likely channelling warm ocean water under a massive Antarctic glacier, which could contribute to rising global sea levels, a study revealed Tuesday.

The 120-kilometre (75 miles) long Totten Glacier, more than 30 kilometres wide, is the largest in East Antarctica and melting more quickly than others in the area.

Research published in the journal Nature Geoscience showed that a trough just under five kilometres wide has formed as a gateway deep underneath the glacier, along with another tunnel.

These could allow warmer sea water to penetrate the glacier base, the researchers said.

“The Totten Glacier is the most rapidly thinning glacier in East Antarctica and this melt has the potential to drive substantial regional ice loss,” Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist Jason Roberts said.

“The study identifies direct pathways for warm ocean water to reach under the glacier; a likely reason for the observed thinning.”

During a voyage to the frozen region during the past southern hemisphere summer, researchers found the waters around Totten Glacier were around 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than other areas. 

Up until recently the East Antarctica ice sheet was thought to be surrounded by cold waters and therefore very stable and unlikely to change much.

The Australian Antarctic Division said there was enough ice in the Totten Glacier alone to raise global sea levels by at least 3.5 metres, roughly equivalent to the projected contribution of the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet, if it were to completely collapse.

“While the Totten melt may take many centuries, once change has begun our analysis reveals it would likely be irreversible,” said lead author of the study Jamin Greenbaum, a PhD student at the University of Texas.

The study, which included researchers from Australia, Britain and the United States, used aerial surveys from Australia’s Casey station to detect the deep trenches.

Aircraft equipped with radar, laser and other sensors for determining ice thickness and mapping the bedrock and seafloor bathymetry flew over the glacier over five summers from 2008 to 2013.

The findings from this study present a strong case for using aerial surveys in other parts of Antarctica, including the virtually unknown Antarctic inner continental shelf,” said Australian Antarctic Division programme leader Tas van Ommen.

-France24.com

Will we end up in a Waterworld like a bad Kevin Costner movie? (I actually enjoyed that movie until he was afraid of a weird Dennis Hopper). However; is that our future of the polar caps melt? 

I have a solution! Right now it’s isn’t feasible. However; Billionaires like Richard Branson may be laying the groundwork for our future salvation! Let’s face it, the polar caps melting will not affect us or our children or our children’s children but eventually our ancestors will be in trouble. The solution I foresee is to take the melted water from the caps into space and dump it into the atmosphere of Mars. Maybe that will make Mars inhabitable somehow. 


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Controversy: Hoarding: is it a disease? Why do people hoard? Get the inside truth!

Hoarding: what is it and why do people do it?

Compulsive hoarding (more accurately described as “hoarding disorder”) is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by the excessive acquisition of and inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment. Compulsive hoarding behavior has been associated with health risks, impaired functioning, economic burden, and adverse effects on friends and family members. When clinically significant enough to impair functioning, hoarding can prevent typical uses of space so as to limit activities such as cooking, cleaning, moving through the house, and sleeping. It can also be dangerous if it puts the individual or others at risk from fire, falling, poor sanitation, and other health concerns.

Researchers have only recently begun to study hoarding, and it was first defined as a mental disorder in the 5th edition of the DSM in 2013. It is not clear whether “compulsive” hoarding is a separate, isolated disorder, or rather a symptom of another condition, such as OCD.[7] Prevalence rates have been estimated at 2-5% in adults,[8] though the condition typically manifests in childhood with symptoms worsening in advanced age when collected items have grown excessive and family members who would otherwise help to maintain and control the levels of clutter either die or move away. Hoarding appears to be more common in people with psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Other factors often associated with hoarding include alcohol dependence as well as paranoid, schizotypal, and avoidance traits. Family histories show strong positive correlations.

In 2008 a study was conducted to determine if there is a significant link between hoarding and interference in occupational and social functioning. Hoarding behavior is often severe because of poor insight of the hoarding patients in that they do not recognize it as a problem. Without this insight, it is much harder for behavioral therapy to be the key to the successful treatment of compulsive hoarders. The results found that hoarders were significantly less likely to see a problem in a hoarding situation than a friend or a relative might. This is independent of OCD symptoms as patients with OCD are often very aware of their disorder.
-Wikipedia

Hoarding is a general term for a behavior that leads people or animals to accumulate food or other items during periods of scarcity.

Civil unrest or natural disaster may lead people to hoard foodstuffs, water, gasoline and other essentials which they believe, rightly or wrongly, will soon be in short supply. Survivalists, also known as preppers, often stockpile large supplies of these items in anticipation of a large-scale disaster event.

Some hoarding in humans may be a form of an anxiety disorder such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), where the perceived importance of the hoarded items far exceeds their true value.[citation needed]Humans may lose the desire to throw away unneeded items because of a feeling of attachment to these items. In severe cases, houses belonging to such people may become a fire hazard (due to blocked exits and stacked papers) or a health hazard (due to vermin infestation, excreta and detritus from excessive pets, hoarded food and garbage or the risk of stacks of items collapsing on the occupants and blocking exit routes).
-Wikipedia

That gives you a couple definitions. However; I believe there are 2 types of hoarders! Well maybe 3.

The 3rd being the Doomsday Prepper.
That’s a cool hoarder and not the topic of discussion!

The 2nd Hoarder is the popular Hoarder as of late: the Extreme Hoarder what they boil down to is a feeling of self worth! They believe everything is worth money and you can’t get rid of their possessions! The Super Extreme ones you see on tv on shows like Hoarders, American Pickers and occasional Storage Wars they get so extreme that they start collecting everything even junk like candy and food wrappers! That’s crazy and also not the topic of discussion, although it is sometimes fun to watch.

The Hoarder I am talking about is the average everyday Hoarder! What is that? Well it’s probably your mother or father or close relative! Why do they Hoard? What’s wrong with them? Why do they clutter up the house and hold on to junk? Will you please throw that crap out!

I have recently emptied my storage shed that I have had for many years. In doing so, I have learned the root cause of the Hoarding and why they do it! It wasn’t easy to do it, let me tell you!

First of all they are not hoarding junk! They are not hoarding garbage! They are not cluttering the house with useless stuff!

You say hold on! Yes they are! The place is a mess! I don’t believe you! I can see it with my own eyes! No, no you really can’t!

So; if they aren’t Hoarding junk what are they doing?

They are Hoarding Memories! I can tell you when emptying my storage shed except for all the empty boxes I had; (yes I had a bunch of empty boxes, I’ll get to that later lol) everything thing in there I can tell you a story about! “Do you see this Tshirt? I got it at the first concert my uncle took me to when I was a kid! We had a great time and he was actually like an older brother! I love him so much!”

You see they are Hoarding memories! So next time you want to yell at them, think about it first and ask them about their items! They may be able to tell you why they have it and in sharing the memory they may be able to let go of the item and throw it out.

Then again you have the combo Borderline Hoarders like myself! Who I like to refer to are collectors! I have a few collections: Guns, Swords… Weapons that’s due to my military and martial art background. Popular collections such as: Star Wars toys, baseball cards, comic books, autographs etc… That stuff is the extreme hoarder side: it’s worth money!

I did however; learn a few things along the way: baseball cards and comic books are anal! It must look like it’s never been touched by human hands in order to be worth real money, so don’t go overboard! One little dinged corner and it’s shit! If it’s a little discolored… Shit! I hope you have an air tight vacuum sealed vault!

The solution is this: look at my previous posts for example the Restaurant Review: One Lucky Duck in there I share a quote: everything in moderation!

It’s ok to do all the above, but do it in moderation! Save some memories, save some monetary possessions and be a Doomsday Prepper! But, when it starts to consume your life, remember everything in moderation! Don’t go to extremes!

This goes for everything! Collections, sex, religion, politics, food all the taboo subjects lol

Anything and everything!

Remember what I learned from the Dalai Lama: compassion! Have compassion for the hoarder in your life! Try to understand why they do it and have a little patience! Share in the memories! Unless it’s a memory of a past lover, in that case you can ignore the Dalai Lama and kick their ass! Lol

“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

Bonus: Why was my storage shed loaded with empty boxes? Because; I am a little OCD and I knew I was going to be moving again, so I kept the original boxes to put it back in when I move so nothing gets damaged.


Discovery Cancels Everest Jump Live due to latest tragedy, disrespecting their memories!

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Discovery Channel Cancels Live Mount Everest Jump Special In Wake of Avalanche Tragedy

Discovery Channel has cancelled its plans for a live daredevil special set at Mount Everest, after 12 Sherpa guides were killed Friday morning in an avalanche — the single deadliest accident to ever take place on Earth’s highest mountain.

“In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mount Everest and respect for the families of the fallen, Discovery Channel will not be going forward with Everest Jump Live,” the cabler said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Sherpa community.”

Set to air May 11 and capping five nights of live pre-show specials, Everest Jump Live was to follow California resident Joby Ogwyn as he attempted the first wing suit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.

But on April 18, a high-altitude avalanche at Everest killed 12 Sherpa guides (in a group of about 50), seriously wounded three, injured several others and left at least four people missing, according to most recent reports. The Nepalese guides were among a group that was seeding commercial trails with supplies ahead of the climbing season starting later this month.

-tvline.com

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Base Camp 1 above

In respect of the families of the fallen;

And the DISRESPECT of the fallen!

These people are adventurers! They face the mountain for different reasons! Some for glory, some to be at one with nature, so be to closer to God, so to conquer the unconquerable! Others have their reasons.

The one thing they have in common is the risk and I guarantee they would not want this event to be canceled because of them!

Discovery is DISRESPECTING their memory, by taking someone else’s quest away from him!

Not to mention the project was probably a significant paycheck to the Sherpas involved! Probably enough money to significantly change the lives of them, their families and the entire community!

Now it’s scratched!

Way to back out Discovery!

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Discovery I urge you to reconsider canceling the event! Celebrate the lives of the fallen and not their deaths! Continue the event in their honor and spirit!

**Update** April 30th 2014
Now discovery has a special on the tragedy! WTF! Capitalizing on the tragedy huh! Respect for families Bullshit!


Dual Survival Returns April 23rd 2014!! Cody Lundin Fired!

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Experts agree there are some very basic and universal rules for surviving in the wild. Find shelter, find water, find food, find help. Beyond that, there’s not much they agree on.

None know this better than Cody Lundin and Joseph Teti, who take on some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrain to demonstrate, in their own way, how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive.

Together, with their drastically different backgrounds, the survivalists are dropped into a scenario that could happen to anyone: marooned boaters, lost hikers, stranded mountain climbers. Equipped with minimal gear that would have been carried in the real-life situations, Lundin and Teti must draw upon their arsenal of skills to devise extraordinary ways to use what they can find in their surroundings, as well as ordinary objects, and demonstrate what it takes to stay alive.

I can’t wait for Season 4!

Joe Teti

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Joseph Teti is a veteran of both US military and US government special operations units. He is a former Force Recon Marine, Army Special Forces “Green Beret”, and a former operator in a highly classified government counter-terrorist unit.

He is a combat veteran of both OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) in Iraq, and OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) in Afghanistan. He planned and conducted a broad range of special operations missions covering the entire operational continuum. These missions gave the President of the United States an option when overt military and / or diplomatic actions were not viable or politically feasible. Operations of this nature required rapid response with surgical application of a wide variety of unique skills, while maintaining the lowest possible profile of U.S. involvement. He has participated in numerous classified direct action missions with several Tier 1 SMU’s (Special Mission Units).

Joseph has performed high-risk PSD (Personal Security Detail) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq for U.S. government and civilian clients. He was also a member of a U.S. State Department close protection team assigned to several high profile government officials and visiting diplomats in Israel. Working out of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, he operated in high-risk areas throughout the country to include Ramallah, Abu Dis, Jericho, The Gaza Strip and the West Bank. He has extensive experience and training in fully armored vehicle operations, advance team operations, motorcade operations, CAT (Counter Assault Team) operations and surveillance / counter surveillance operations.

A graduate of over 30 formal schools in regards to special operations, his skill sets and experiences are highly diverse. He has attended several survival schools over his career and is one of a few individuals in the world that hold an instructor certification in tactical tracking operations from legendary tracker and former Rhodesian SAS (Special Air Service), and Selous Scout, David Scott-Donelan.

He has held a TOP SECRET-SCI with polygraph security clearance, the highest security clearance awarded by the U.S. government.

Cody Lundin

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Cody Lundin is an internationally known professional survival instructor with more than 20 years of hands-on teaching experience. Due to his intimate understanding of the physics, psychology and physiology of human survival, Cody is routinely featured as the consulting expert on real-world emergencies for national and international news outlets. He has trained private, corporate, and governmental agencies, thousands of students and dozens of national and international media sources in outdoor survival, primitive living skills and urban preparedness.

Cody’s self-reliance training began early. He created his first survival kit for living on the road after graduating from high school, then boarded a westward bound greyhound bus. He lived on city streets, alone in the woods, and in a radical commune near the Mexican border. Cody further honed his self-reliant expertise living in the deserts and mountains with very little modern gear or assistance – including two years spent living in a brush shelter in the woods where he slept on pine needles and cooked over an open fire.

In 1991 – with an initial investment of ten dollars – Lundin founded the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Arizona, where he teaches modern wilderness survival skills, primitive living skills, urban preparedness, and homesteading. When not teaching for his own school, Cody is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute, where he teaches the survival and sustainability curriculums that he created.

He is also the best-selling author of two books on survival and preparedness: 98.6 Degrees: The Art of Keeping Your Ass Alive! (2003) and When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes (2006). Both books have been translated into several languages and are routinely featured in the top ten best-sellers for their genre on Amazon.

Lundin lives in a self-designed, off-the-grid solar earth home in the high-desert wilderness of Northern Arizona. There, he catches rain, composts waste and pays nothing for heating and cooling. Cody has been going barefoot for more than 20 years, part of his indigenous self-reliant philosophy. He is the only person in Arizona with a license to catch fish with his hands.

But there’s more news! Cody Lundin was fired from Dual Survival!

“Dear Campers,

Unfortunately, I have been fired by Discovery Channel for differences over safety and health concerns on the show and will no longer be a part of Dual Survival.

Although I’ll miss elements of the show, what I’ll miss the most are my fans and the opportunity to teach – on a global level – life saving skills, indigenous culture, and values of integrity and respect toward our natural world.

I have received numerous letters from viewers. Many are from kids, or their parents or grandparents, describing in detail how the show has changed their lives. It has brought families together, inspired kids to go outdoors, and motivated moms and dads around the world to take that family camping trip, many for the first time. If I can use a TV show to encourage people to turn off TV and turn on nature, I have done my job.

Thank you all very much for your support over the years. Be safe and prepared, and maybe I’ll train with you in the woods some day!

Stay classy,
Cody Lundin”

That’s a post from Cody’s Facebook.

So was it partway through the season? Was it after filming?

Will Joe be without his Barefoot friend? Will he be alone for some episodes? Did they find a replacement for some episodes?

What madness is going on?

I will miss Cody! Not because I like his skills. Often I, like Joe and Dave Canterbury (old co-host) disagree with Cody’s decisions, but I mostly watch to see how the crazy Sob handles going through all the situations barefoot and with shorts!

Whether you like him or not, he’s a badass!

Maybe Cody will go even more hardcore and join Naked & Afraid! Lol

What will Season 4 bring??

To add more news, Dave Canterbury (old co-host before Joe Teti) finally apologized for embellishing his résumé

What if they bring Dave back to go at it with Joe 😱

Whatever happens, it’s going to be a great season and I can’t wait! And I hope they also renew it for more!!

**Update** May 7th 2014
Just watched the latest Dual Survival in the Desert and they seem to be getting along as much as usual? Don’t know how it totally melted down enough to get Cody fired???

This season has been amazing so far! I totally enjoyed the 2 part episode!! Joe’s a crazy badass! Cody is the voice of reason, but Joe’s going to do what Joe’s going to do! Cody is trying to portray the show as an ordinary untrained citizen should survive! He conducts the show as an on air teaching lesson. Whereas Joe shares his highly trained tactical knowledge on order to survive and complete the mission, in the fastest time, even if he has to take a few chances along the way.

This show rocks! Bring Dave back for a season of Tri-Survival!!

**Update** May 22nd 2014
From Joe Teti’s Facebook:
For those of you that watch the show, please take a few minutes to learn about my new partner Matt. Discovery knocked the ball out of the park when they found this guy. His skill sets and experiences are vast. He is in superb physical shape, and can handle the extreme stress of making a show like this. He has been “walking the walk” for many years. A truly unique guy, very charismatic and a great teacher. And lastly ladies….a good looking guy to boot!! Bonus for you!!

Well…the cat is out of the bag now and everyone knows who my new partner will be for the rest of the season. From the minute I met Matt I knew this guy has lived a very unique life and is a master of primitive skills. He is a very humble and soft spoken guy…which I like. He is in superb shape both physically and mentally. There is no doubt I will learn alot from him. He has certainly earned my respect and admiration.

For my fans, I am sorry that you had to see me blow my stack at Cody, however, as you can see, it was a long time coming. That is no excuse for letting my emotions get the best of me. Please forgive me…..I’m only human guys. Cody has great survival skills, but that alone will not get you to the finish line in a 2 man survival team TEAM being the key word….it just wont. The mental aspect of survival (in my opinion) is more important than the “hard skills”. Making a fire is ONE aspect….ONE of the survival game. You can teach anyone how to make primitive fire….Cody does it everyday with students….its the other aspects of survival that was creating major problems. I was shocked myself watching last nights episode as I had no clue as to some of what was shot. I saw it for the first time like you did. I learned alot from Cody and for that I am thankful. I wish him well and I am sure you will see him again on TV if that is what he wishes to do. Again….for you Cody fans……..continue to be his fans. For those of you that feel it necessary to make rude and inappropriate comments on my FB page, please maintain some professionalism. I have a huge fan base of young kids, and I do not want them to read vulgar comments on here. It would be greatly appreciated.

I have had a great 2 years shooting the show, and thank the Lord for blessing me with this fantastic opportunity. I have learned alot about myself and have taken my survival skills to a new level.

Quote of the day. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
-Joe Teti’s Facebook

Meet Matt Graham, Discovery’s New ‘Dual Survival’ Host Replacing Cody Lundin

Dual Survival co-host Cody Lundin has traversed his last tundra for Discovery Channel — the fan-favorite survival expert’s final episode of the show aired this week. The show’s fans have had very mixed reactions to the news ever since Lundin announced on his Facebook that he was fired from the show in March, citing “differences over safety and health concerns on the show,” but the reality show must go on.
Yahoo TV has the exclusive first look at what Dual Survival will look like now without Lundin. Meet Matt Graham, Lundin’s replacement who was briefly introduced in Wednesday’s episode. Graham lives solo in the wilds of Utah for six months out of every year, is a world-class spear thrower, a skilled long bow hunter, and endurance athlete who has studied Judo, Tae Kwan Do, Wushu Kung fu, and Jeet Kune Do.

If he looks familiar it’s because he was featured in the documentary Living Wild, appeared on Discovery’s Dude, You’re Screwed, and has also consulted for Survivorman’s Les Stroud and The Amazing Race. So basically he’s incredibly qualified and co-host Joseph Teti will be in good hands.

But what did he think about taking over after such a controversial departure? And what will he bring to the show? Here’s what Graham told Yahoo TV about his new gig:

When you were approached about stepping in so suddenly, what was your first thought? This is not your first reality TV rodeo…
I was immediately excited because I’ve always thought that Dual Survival presents a great format for wilderness education, fun, challenge, and adventure. My passion for the land is absolute. I liked the idea of getting my feet dirty and being able to add my own creative energy to each episode, and to give the audience a connection to some of the Earth’s most amazing places.

Was it harder coming into a show like this that’s so focused on two survivalists? Especially midseason?
It’s not necessarily harder, but it is different than my other show, Dude, You’re Screwed, where there are now four of us. Every survivalist comes from a unique background and brings his own point of view. Because I have spent almost as much time alone in the wild as I have with people, I have a different perspective from most. My strengths lie in primitive skills and being able to live off of the land and cover vast distances of terrain very quickly. I have fed myself for long periods of time using my plant knowledge, along with hunting for food with the atlatl, bow and arrow, and primitive traps. The wilderness taught me a great deal, and I’m hoping to bring some of those lessons to the show, while keeping it fun and entertaining.

When you heard Cody was leaving, did it give you pause at all thinking maybe things were too extreme, even for you?
After filming a season of Dude, You’re Screwed, I was familiar with the physical, emotional, and mental demands of an intense survival show. But I’m always up for a new challenge with a group of people who are willing to put their hearts into it.

Dual Survival airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Discovery Channel. I will catch it! I can’t wait!
-tv.yahoo.com

I totally missed the blowout episode last night and it’s not on demand! Fucking Cablevision you suck!

Matt Graham Pictured below:

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I can’t wait to see how Joe and Matt interact, Joe seems to really respect and speak well of him! I think Matt will be more easy going and have better communication skills rather than talking down to Joe. Although Cody didn’t wear shoes or pants he didn’t really have a hippy demeanor. He also looked like he juices and not the Jack LaLanne way!

Don’t get me wrong I love Cody he’s a bad ass! Walking barefoot in Africa etc!

Just not stereotypical hippie like. He’s strong, outspoken and set in his ways.

I also agree with Joe, sometimes you have to take chances in a survival situation, especially if you know there is no one coming after you!

If you know, no one is coming and I was hungry, I might have went after that cobra joe had face to face. His stick was long and had a blade on the end, the cobra has a wide hood making it a bigger target as opposed to a small pit viper. As long as it’s not a spitting cobra, I would go after it if I was starving, with no help coming!

Run from danger, unless you are cornered, or figuratively cornered!

**Update** May 24th 2014
I am finally watching the Final Joe/Cody episode. So far, it’s really well done! It’s a behind the scenes documentary! I am dying to see what happens! Cody, has done winter survival with Dave! WTF HAPPENED FOR CODY TO BE FIRED???

There are 2 types of Survival, which is what Cody doesn’t understand! There’s survival during a rescue mission and survival when no one is coming!

Each is a totally different scenario!

Cody is geared toward the first scenario! Sit tight and get rescued. Joe is under the assumption, no one is coming and do whatever you must to survive! That’s one of the biggest conflicts! If you tell Cody no one is coming, he may act differently!

The new guy Matt Graham looks like a Badass hippie/mountain man! More mountain man than hippie! He has primitive skills like Eustace in Mountain Men and Cody Lundin put together.

This should be an awesome new show!

**Update** May 28th 2014
This Matt guy is a badass! Not only is he highly skilled, but he is proactive and always thinking! He already had a hut, food and the way he built the hut, it caught rainwater!

Now he’s hunting with Joe! Instead of saying don’t kill a pig it may hurt you. He hit it good too! The guys a badass! I can’t wait to see more of this pair!


Controversy: Ink Master Season 4 Fight Between Season 3’s Kyle Dunbar and Judge Chris Nunez

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Controversy: Ink Master Season 4 Fight Between Season 3’s Kyle Dunbar and Judge Chris Nunez

It’s time to get tatted up! Season 4 of Spike’s hit tattoo reality competition, “Ink Master,” is returning to the network for its premiere on Tuesday, Feb. 25, and there is a lot at stake. Like in the previous three seasons, tattoo artists from around the country will be fighting to win not only the title of “Ink Master” — but a $100,000 grand prize and an editorial feature in “Inked” magazine. And while the show’s promo video teases some great art, it also previews an intense (and physical) fight between season 3 contestant Kyle Dunbar and judge Chris Nunez.

For those that missed the season 3 finale, fans voted for eliminated artists Kyle Dunbar and Chris May to return for a first-ever live tattoo challenge. The winner, Kyle Dunbar, was awarded the chance to redeem himself in season 4. But the promo for the upcoming season shows that the Michigan tattoo artist might not be using his second chance too wisely.

“I’ve seen your tattoos,” Kyle says, addressing Chris Nunez of “Miami Ink.” “You suck.”

“I’ll go anywhere you want to go with this, buddy,” says Chris calmly, who judges alongside Oliver Peck and host Dave Navarro.

“I’d tattoo circles around you,” Kyle fires back.

“Dude, your awwwful,” Chris tells him without missing a beat.

“Yeah, really?” Kyle asks with a bit of a crazy look in his eyes.

Kyle Dunbar’s got a case of the crazy eyes. Spike/ Youtube Screenshot
And that’s when things spiral out of control. Kyle, who has more than 20 years of tattooing experience, appears to charge at Chris. While someone manages to hold him back a little bit, Kyle eventually gets in Chris’ face while Navarro and Peck watch on with amused looks. But things get physical when the fight moves outside and the pair begins to push each other.

The season 4 premiere of “Ink Master” will feature a “show your artistic style” challenge and take the seventeen artists to a tattoo convention. But this year the Spike series has a twist — the winner of each week’s Elimination Tattoo challenge “will also get to put an artist up for elimination along with the Human Canvas jury and the series judges.” With only 16 spots and Kyle Dunbar guaranteed a seat, the other contestants will be battling it out to not be eliminated during the first round.

Catch the season 4 premiere of “Ink Master” on Spike on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. Will you be tuning in? What do you think of the fight between Kyle Dunbar and Chris Nunez? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or send a tweet to @AmandaTVScoop.
-ibtimes.com

I decided to check out the claims by both parties! Often judges get inflamed heads and think they are better than they are, just because they are the judge so first lets look at some of Nunez’s work!

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That one of Ganesh is awesome!

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This Buddha head does suck, it’s off and skewed but the rest are cool.

Now lets pull up Dunbar’s work:

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I would say the first picture I posted from Kyle is his best and closest to Nunez’s. Nunez isn’t the best, however he is light years better than Dunbar. Notice how crisp and how the colors pop! Mostly because of his crisp outlines! I’m not saying Dunbar is bad! He’s not, he is good, but Nunez is better.

So; I would have to say to Dunbar: Shut up and listen to the judges! You might actually learn something!

And the proof is in the pictures! You are not on Nunez’s level! Not even close!! It’s apparent!

I don’t play favorites! I look at the proof and call it as I see it!

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Favorited by the man himself!


Being Human Cancelled! SyFy Sucks! Save my show!

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Syfy’s North American remake of the UK series will have its series finale on Monday, April 7. Here’s a message from the network about this decision: “Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company Muse Entertainment for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh and Nora.”

Within the past year, Syfy also announced the conclusions of Warehouse 13 and Alphas, while launching new dramas Defiance and Helix. When adding DVR playback, Being Human‘s fourth season has averaged 1.8 million viewers.
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Below is a video message from the Being Human cast about what they’ll miss most:

If that’s not bad enough; earlier in the year the UK announced it’s canceling the original Being Human thats 5 Seasons UK to 4 seasons US not fair Syfy!!

Cupid’s arrow isn’t the only thing piecing hearts this February. Along with the highly anticipated return of Being Human (UK) for season 5, comes the sad news that this will be the popular supernatural series’ final season.

While Being Human may be ending in the UK, series creator Toby Whithouse took time to not only thank the cast, crew and loyal fans for all their dedication to the series he calls “the little show that could,” he also promised fans an “epic, thrilling and shocking finale.”

In a post on the show’s official blog, Whitehouse bluntly revealed his perspective on the matter – asserting that, despite the sad news of cancellation, Being Human probably shouldn’t have lasted this long anyway:

“Being Human really shouldn’t have happened. A preposterous idea, an epic and circuitous development process, a modest budget – no, we really shouldn’t have lasted. But Being Human was the little show that could, and that ridiculous idea managed to last 37 episodes, spawn an American version, 3 novels, an on-line spin-off and garner a shelf of awards.

I have to thank the BBC. Not because I’m obliged to, but because I literally have to. They gave us the opportunity to make Being Human and to make it in the way we wanted. [The producers] were unwavering in their support, guidance, trust, love, enthusiasm, and gave us – and me specifically – an unprecedented level of creative latitude. For that I will always be grateful. “

Being Human revolves around the perilous lives (and after lives) of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who share a house together in South Wales. Last season introduced a new vampire named Hal Yorke played by Damien Molony, who spent many years as a shut-in to battle his powerful bloodlust which he was still unable to control by the end of season 4. With the exit of original werewolf George (Russell Tovey) in the premiere episode of season 4, actor Michael Socha was promoted to a series regular as new wolfboy, Tom McNair.

Tom restraining his buddy Hal to a chair to help detox his blood addiction

Season 5 will not only be the final one, but also the first that Being Human will not feature any of the original cast, with Scottish actress Kate Bracken taking the place of the dearly departed Lenora Crichlow as the series’ new ghost. This season will not only put the gang up against vampire baddies and flesh-craving zombies, but they will also face their greatest adversary yet – The Devil!

Being Human UK series 5 premiered February 3 on BBC Three and will conclude March 10. No premiere date or end date for the BBC America run of season 5 has been announced.
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C’mon America & the UK help save the American Being Human! Send SYFY a whole bunch of emails!!! Flood their servers!!

Lets save our show!

Being Human is a fun show that not only entertains, but also has a bunch of hidden meanings:

1. No matter how bad your life is and how bad you think it is; it will always get better!

2. Even if you have an affliction/injury/disease/handicap life goes on (in Aidan and Sally’s case undead goes on lol)

3. No matter your differences everyone can get along (if not just eat them 😳)

4. Be nice to everyone and treat them as you would like to be treated. Karma is a bitch! (What goes around comes around)

Seriously save this show! Too many good shows are ending and being replaced with crap! Like SyFys new Helix and Defiance! Which is sad; because Defiance has potential!

Please kill 2 1/2 men already it’s a steaming pile of crap! Or bring Charlie Sheen back from the grave! Soap operas do it! Ashton sucks!

Syfy contact:

Bill Brennan
Vice President
Syfy Communications
(212) 664 4898
Fax: (212) 703-8533
Project Assignment: “Being Human” , “Dominion” , “Heroes of Cosplay”
bill.brennan@nbcuni.com

Lets all reach out to Bill!

Tell your friends, family and coworkers!

**Update** April 7th 2014
I just watched the finale and although I am sad to see it go, at least they did a great job!

The BBC version made them all Human at the end and had them fighting the Devil.

The Us version went in a totally different direction, the BBC version can always come back and continue on in the future. The US totally ended it, unless they make a spin off!


Controversy: Ronda Rousey says she can beat up Cain Velasquez what kinda crack is she smoking!

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UPDATED NOV 9, 2013 1:53 PM ET

SHE GOT GAME
Which female athletes have shown an ability to play with the boys?
Ronda Rousey thinks she can beat UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

Not in a race.

Not at a surfing contest.

Not in a who-can-hit-the-most-armbars-in-one-minute competition.

Rousey thinks she can beat Velasquez — the baddest man on the planet — in a fight. At MMA.

“In any given moment, under the right circumstance, I think it is possible,” Rousey told the Spanish-language newspaper Hoy (translated by Yahoo). “You cannot tell me that it is physically impossible. It is possible that in any given moment that I could beat him. I simply believe in my possibilities.”

Let’s hope something got lost in translation.

Never mind that Rousey, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, gives up around 100 pounds — or about one whole Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson — to Velasquez. Never mind that Velasquez is, you know, a trained fighter who is arguably the greatest UFC heavyweight of all time. Never mind that Rousey would have a difficult time beating any man who actually is her weight.

Ronda thinks she’s capable of anything. And maybe after the last year it’s hard to blame her. Since January, Rousey has debuted in the UFC, become one of the most popular fighters in the world, landed on the cover of ESPN The Magazine and been cast in two blockbuster movies — “Fast & Furious 7” and “The Expendables 3”.

Even before any of that, Rousey was undefeated without so much as a challenge. No woman has ever taken her past the first round. And prior to MMA, the 26-year-old was an Olympic bronze medalist in judo — the first woman from the U.S. to ever medal in the sport.

Ronda Rousey is one of the most incredible athletes on the face of the Earth — man or woman. But beating Velasquez? The guy who just ran roughshod over Junior dos Santos for almost five rounds? That’s a tough sell.

Unless of course Velasquez refuses to hit a woman. In which case, look for a first-round armbar finish.
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First of all! What kind of crack is Ronda Rousey smoking? Whatever it is it seems like the writer of this article is smoking the same kind!

1. By no means is Cain the baddest man on the planet!

2. By no means is he arguably the greatest heavyweight champion of all time! He isn’t even in the running for that!

That still belongs to Fedor!
#1 – Fedor Emelianenko
Record: 31-4, 1 NC
Age: 34
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 223
Style: Sambo
Birthplace: Rubizhne, Ukraine

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Record: 33-6-1, 1 NC

Frank Mir
Record: 15-5

Mark Coleman
Record: 16-10

That’s just to name a few!
What about Bas Rutten Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva!

How can Cain 9-0 even be considered!

How bout Dan Severn! 101-19, 7 draws

Ok now back to Ronda’s crack dream!
First of all the fight would never happen because there is no Octagon big enough for Ronda & Cain and & Ronda’s ego for even saying this!

I hope Miesha tears her up and shuts her up!!

First off she’s using Cain as an example because he is the Current Heavyweight champ! What she is saying is of the planets align she can beat anyone!

The Current UFC Heavyweight Division tops out at 275lbs and Ronda’s division is 135lbs

Now lets say for example Cain can’t punch or kick Ronda because one full force shot will end her career and put her on life support!

Lets say for example they don’t grapple because one full force slam from a heavyweight with him landing on her will send her to the ICU and probably sever her spine!

Lets say for example they start on their knees!

Her wrestling an over 225lb fighter lets say she gets on top somehow because a 250lb fighter just lying on top of a 135lb girl is dead weight enough to immobilize her! Let alone him fighting back and applying grappling (Jiu Jitsu) techniques!

If she gets on top of him at 135lbs that’s like having a bare bones barbell on your chest! He will fling her halfway across the ring the second she gets on top!

The only way she will she can possibly win is: on the Fourth of July, between 3:55 and 4 PM during a hailstorm with a stampede of wild elephants running through his house with one baby zebra!

Ronda needs to keep fighting the little boys in the new baby divisions of the UFC and stop thinking she can hang with the big boys! Because its not going to happen!

Wait a min she can have Sex with Cain in the cowgirl position (she’s on top) and when he’s about to cum; sucker punch him with a pair of brass knuckles! There you Ronda wins!

Maybe that’s what she was talking about? If not she’s definitely smoking crack!!

WAKE UP! Give up your delusions and face your fear! Stop running from Cyborg! She will crush you! Ronda has fought in Cristiane Cyborg Justino’s featherweight division before! But she has lowered weight and entered the UFC to hide from Cyborg and refuses to fight her!

Cyborgs response:

It’s amazing to me that Rhonda is talking about her beating Cain. Who’s a heavyweight man. But she won’t go to a weight where she has fought other fights at. And challenge the best female fighter in the world. Not being cocky. But I believe that this Being one athlete at the top And many agree. Yet she will put cains name in her mouth,and not mine. She is a actress after all. Talking about a fantasy fight. When there’s a super fight right in front of her. Yet she talks about fantasy.

Before I get my balls busted lets get something straight! I used to like Ronda before she started opening her mouth and her ego blew the fuck up!

I hope Miesha destroys her and puts her ego in check! Then I will probably like her again!


Controversy: Miley Cyrus Twerking to Wrecking Ball

From Mickey to nudity… People still see Miley as that little girl on Disney,

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but she’s not! She’s a singer like her dad! She has a new album about to launch and both the songs I heard are great!

The controversy with Miley has been going on for a while… It’s no surprise it’s come to this! Check it out!

First at the MTV video music awards (vma’s)

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Then her new sexy video for wrecking ball! She looks amazing!

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The fact that her song is awesome and the video is hot, makes this video definitely a fav! Check it out! She will definitely win an award for this song!

Miley don’t listen to the critics keep doin what your doin! Entertaining!

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Be healthy and have fun! (Stay away from the drinks and the drugs!) and who cares what people say! Keep it real!

Can’t wait for the full album release (I can’t remember the last time I said that, I think it was Iron Maiden’s last album) speaking of heavy metal… Where the fuck is Metallica?


Controversy: Starz Original series: The white queen, Davinci’s demons are both very good, but don’t come close to Camelot’s excellence. Please Starz bring Camelot back!!!!

Both shows are pretty good!

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The White Queen

The first is about the first queen Elizabeth (not to be confused with Elizabeth I) Elizabeth Woodville – [nb 1] c. 1437 [1] – 8 June 1492) was Queen consort of England as the spouse of King Edward IV from 1464 until his death in 1483. At the time of her birth, her family was mid-ranked in the English aristocracy. Her first marriage was to a minor supporter of the House of Lancaster, Sir John Grey of Groby; he died at the Second Battle of St Albans, leaving Elizabeth a widowed mother of two sons. Her second marriage, to Edward IV, was a cause célèbre of the day, thanks to Elizabeth’s great beauty and lack of great estates. Edward was only the second King of England since the Norman Conquest to have married one of his subjects, and Elizabeth was the first such consort to be crowned Queen. [nb 2] Her marriage greatly enriched her siblings and children, but their advancement incurred the hostility of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, ‘The Kingmaker’ and his various alliances with the most senior figures in the increasingly-divided royal family.

This hostility turned into open discord between King Edward and Warwick, leading to a battle of wills that finally resulted in Warwick switching allegiance to the Lancastrian cause. Elizabeth remained politically influential even after her elder son, briefly proclaimed King Edward V of England, was deposed by her brother-in-law, Richard III, and she would play an important role in securing Henry VII’s accession to the throne in 1485, which ended the Wars of the Roses. However, after 1485 she was forced to yield pre-eminence to Henry’s mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, and her influence on events in these years, and her eventual departure from court into retirement, remains obscure. [2][3]

Woodville’s children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; by the latter she was maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great-grandmother of King Edward VI, Queen Mary I of England and Queen Elizabeth I and the great-great-grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Through her daughter, Elizabeth of York, she is the ancestor of every English monarch since Henry VIII and every Scottish monarch since James V of Scotland.
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The second is a fictional tale based on fact about the life of Leonardo Davinci intertwined with the history of Italy. Kind of like Forest Gump…

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Davinci's Demons

both shows are very good, but… they lack the meshing of characters and the certain magic that Camelot possesses. Camelot draws you in and makes you want to see the next episode quite like other great series like: Game of Thrones, Spartacus and True Blood. However, its closer to Spartacus on the fact that you already know the story, but you want to see where the series is going to take it.

Camelot has a certain magic with the cast:

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the sexy and devious Eva Green as Morgan (Morgan le fey)

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The beautiful Claire Forlani as Arthur's mother Queen Igraine

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the beautiful Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere

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The great acting of Joseph Fiennes as Merlin

I believe if given a chance this show will develop a cult following and only get stronger and stronger much like the Highlander. The Highlander had a 19 million dollar budget, but only brought in 12.8 million at the box office. If the producers would have scratched the project, they woudn’t have the empire they have now!

A big problem of Camelot, is Starz had it running the same time as Game of Thrones. Most of the fan base had to switch back and forth. You have to run the show on different seasons then Game of Thrones. The same day and timeslot would be ideal.

Maybe bring in another star to play the role of Percival or Galahad. There are many more adventures that can be had. Le Morte Dathur is probably the most popular legend beside that of Robin Hood.

I previously wrote an article about saving Camelot, this is the second! Please Starz bring it back!


Controversy: Nestlé killed Chipwich

I have been wondering for quite some time what happened to chipwich? I was wondering why the ice cream man didn’t have it and why 7-eleven only had the crappy Nestlé tollhouse cookie sandwich (chipwich knockoff)

Then I went to Wikipedia!

A Chipwich is an ice cream sandwich made of ice cream between two chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes, the sandwich is rolled in chocolate chips which stick to the ice cream. The original Chipwich was invented by Richard LaMotta (1942-2010) in New York City and was made up of vanilla ice cream sandwiched by two chocolate-chip cookies.

Chipwiches date back to 1981 when LaMotta created the Chipwich and began a guerrilla marketing campaign, in which he trained and enlisted 100 street cart vendors (mostly students) to sell the Chipwich on the streets of New York City. The campaign established Chipwich as a successful brand. CoolBrands, the country’s second-largest ice cream distributor, bought the Chipwich brand in 2002, and sold it in 2007 to Dreyer’s division of Nestlé who has stopped production of the original Chipwich because it competed with its own chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.
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Nestlé killed Chipwich!

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This is the crap they replaced the chipwich with!

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When Ford killed Mercury they cut costs because it was the same car but only had a different grill, tail lights and emblems, but it was the same car!!

Chipwich and Tollhouse are 2 totally different recipes! It was stupid to cancel it! People who hate chipwich would buy tollhouse and vise versa! Meanwhile, Nestlé would get both the profits! What is the best way to compete? A 2 headed coin! You always win! Unless, you pick tails lol

Nestle could have had a 2 headed coin! Chipwich and Tollhouse!

Bring back the Chipwich!!!

Lets look at it another way! What’s better a Louis Vuitton or a fake Louis from canal st in NYC?

The Chipwich is the best and original like the Louis!

But people still buy the knockoff Louis like the tollhouse because they don’t want to spend the money for the original…

Charge more if you have to but, bring back the Original Chipwich!!