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The hype was huge, the expectations and mystery of what Charlie Sheen had on the plate for the folks in Michigan were outstanding. He sold out (supposedly) the room in eighteen minutes. Supposedly because after the damage’s done, Sheen’s got their money and it doesn’t matter how he got it, right?
Sheen claimed his opening show here at Detroit’s 5000-seat Fox Theatre sold out in just 18 minutes (and one couldn’t help but wonder how many of those tickets were snatched up by entertainment reporters). But then came the follow-up stories that revealed there were plenty of seats still available (indeed, we bought our seat about a week ago).
Charlie Sheen might be a crazy, but a crazy genius. All that “Tiger Blood” which to me is nothing more than glorified V-8 juice, “WINNING!” T-shirts that made people feel like they won the lottery.
The audience was extremely demanding and crass towards the poor guy that had to attempt to entertain the winners in the crowd. Sheen himself noticed and the crowd went wild, with standing ovation and cheers. Then the show went downhill. To describe it as weird is an understatement. Read below:
The show had video montages throughout, including a “20/20″ outtake reel that showed off his self-deprecating sense of humor. His so-called goddesses helped him burn a “Two and a Half Men” bowling shirt. Before it was all over, he asked the crowd if the goddesses should come out again. And then he asked them: How many goddesses do you have?
The show was a reminder that the pop culture phenomenon is serious about his beliefs, but most of the crowd wasn’t entertained by the loose and disorganized attempt.
Valerie Piascik, 23, of Harrison Township said the videos were better than Sheen’s live performance. “Wow, I am not sure what that was,” she said from outside the Fox as Sheen was still on stage.
Bryan Gill, 53, of West Bloomfield said he was hoping for the best but saw the worst. “It was absolutely disappointing,” he said. “Truly, it sucked.”
And to show how classy Sheen is, he called Governor Palin “a whore.” Sheen, you got what you deserved. I am not gonna lower to your level, but I will say this: I hope you make it till the end of the year. And let’s see how long those two “goddesses” will stick around if you keep insulting women, whether you know them or not. Only God knows what you really need; I hope you find Him.
The one reason you’re still alive is because God is watching your back, Charlie. Don’t underestimate Him.
- 5 ways to fix Charlie Sheen’s live tour (insidetv.ew.com)
- Charlie Sheen — The Show Will Go On! (tmz.com)
- Charlie Sheen’s Detroit Disaster (abcnews.go.com)
- Charlie Sheen’s live tour: Our top 5 predictions (insidetv.ew.com)
- AUDIO: My son Charlie Sheen’s addiction (bbc.co.uk)
- This Ain’t Winning: Detroit Finds Out The Hard Way That Charlie Sheen Is Not Funny… At All (bossip.com)
- Charlie Sheen Live Show Goes From Boos to “Bombs” (eonline.com)
The best thing to do, as a blogger and for compassion towards others that suffer right now is to guide others that want to help. May Our Lady Of Akita have mercy and protect our people of Japan.
From Yahoo! News:
Japan was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on March 11. The magnitude-9.0 quake spawned a deadly tsunami that slammed into the small island nation, leaving a huge swath of devastation in its wake. Thousands of people are dead and many more are still missing or injured; almost half a million people are homeless.
Japan has often donated when other countries have experienced disasters, such as when Hurricane Katrina impacted the United States. Below are organizations that are working on relief and recovery in the region.
AMERICAN RED CROSS: The American Red Cross is currently supporting and advising the Japanese Red Cross, which continues to assist the government in its response. You can help people affected by disasters, like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless other crises at home and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Donate here.
GLOBALGIVING: Established a fund to disburse donations to organizations providing relief and emergency services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami. We are working with International Medical Corps, Save the Children, and other organizations on the ground to provide support. Our partners on the ground are working hard to provide immediate relief. Donate here.
SAVE THE CHILDREN: Save the Children, which has worked in Japan since 1986, has an immediate goal of $5 million to launch longer-term recovery for children affected by Japan’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Save the Children has opened the first child-friendly space in Japan, protective environments where children can gather to play and share their experiences under the supervision of trained, caring adults. Donate here.
AMERICARES: AmeriCares and its relief workers in Japan are working to deliver medicines and supplies to hospitals, shelters and health responders to treat and care for survivors. The AmeriCares team began mobilizing within hours of the first reports of the dual disasters, dispatching an emergency response manager to Tokyo to direct the efforts of our relief workers in Sendai, the largest city closest to the impact zone. Our team is in direct contact with local officials, evacuation shelters and hospitals treating the injured in Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate to determine health needs. Donate here.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS: A team of doctors flew to Sendai, where they will be delivering supplies, assessing needs, and identifying communities that have not yet been reached. We continue to coordinate with local health authorities and partners on critical gaps, providing technical expertise and assisting with logistics. Donate here.
SHELTERBOX: ShelterBox responds instantly to natural and man-made disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who are most in need. The box includes a tent for a family of 10, cooker, blankets, water purification, tool kit and other items survivors need to rebuild their lives in the days, weeks and months following a disaster. Donate here.
- A Time for Compassion | The Intersection (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Victory! Mobile Companies Expedite Donations to Japan (news.change.org)
- 450,000 In Shelters, Help Japan’s Tsunami Survivors Now (wycd.radio.com)
- 450,000 In Shelters, Help Japan’s Tsunami Survivors Now (wlte.radio.com)
- 450,000 In Shelters, Help Japan’s Tsunami Survivors Now (kroq.radio.com)
- How To Help Japan (andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com)
- Earthquake-Tsunami Relief Effort: What AmeriCares Is Doing to Help Japan (self.com)
- More about the Money: Why and how we’re accepting gifts for AmeriCares (austinbakes.wordpress.com)
- Lady Gaga Partners with Zynga to Save The Children in Japan (connectwithyourteens.net)
- Lending a Hand for Japan (friendseat.com)
- Dedication: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Victims of 2011 (mbconsulting.wordpress.com)
- Richard Maize: Our Foundation is Supporting Red Cross, Earthquake, Tsunami Victims in Japan (prweb.com)
- VIDEO: Japan tsunami victims vow never to return (bbc.co.uk)
- Ne-Yo, Solange Create T-Shirt to Aid Victims of Japan’s Quake (theboombox.com)
- Japan Donation Update: Giving Totals More Than $161 Million (huffingtonpost.com)
- Want to help Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims? IRS reminds taxpayers to check before making the donation (ascpa.wordpress.com)
- Support Japan by Viewing This Video (kal01.com)
- Japan Tsunami: Where Will All The Orphans Go? (thedailybeast.com)
- Softbank to replace iPhones lost in Japan’s earthquake, tsunami (tuaw.com)
- Video: US Navy Airlifts Supplies To Japanese Disaster Victims (nicedeb.wordpress.com)
English: Please spread this information to all those that may be affected. Read below:
Español: For favor, dispersen esta información a través de toda Latinoamérica para buscar personas a través de Google.
The Japan earthquake version of the tool currently lists about 5,500 records, but the number is rising quickly as news about the catastrophe spreads around the world. Although the tool can be useful for finding information about a friend or a loved one, Google warns users that it doesn’t review or verify the accuracy of the data. Furthermore, all data entered will be available to the public, as well as viewable and usable by everyone.
Google’s Crisis Center also shows a map of the earthquake, the latest related news and lists link to warning centers, disaster bulletin boards, and train and blackout information.
The Google Crisis Center is available here, but it also shows up on top of searches for “Japan earthquake” and similar phrases. During these times of disaster, it’s good to see Google taking swift action and leveraging its vastly popular search engine to help people cope and find information.
- Google Responds to the Japan Earthquake With an Online Crisis Center (mashable.com)
- “Tsunami and Earthquake in Japan, Find Missing People on Google Person Finder” and related posts (clickonf5.org)
- Google Person Finder for 2011 Japan Earthquake (ubergizmo.com)
- Google Launches Person Finder for Japan Earthquake Victims (penn-olson.com)
- Google, Local Platforms Respond to Japan’s 8.9 Earthquake Crisis (fastcompany.com)
- Major Earthquake Hits Japan, Google Launches Person Finder Tool (searchengineland.com)
- Google, the Japan earthquake and the tsunami (honorarynewfie.wordpress.com)
- When Google Does Good (marketingpilgrim.com)
- Japan Earthquake (chicagoblend.wordpress.com)
- Japan Earthquake – Useful Links (everwas.com)
We have watched Governor Palin in awe at her strength, her husband and sidekick Todd show so much faith, positivism and smart politics; but overall, great restraint while they hold nothing back. Palinistas often post her tweets and Facebook notes, where she can get her point across to the whole world, but on a very down-to-earth basis.
We know the Palins are true Christian, they believe in our Savior Jesus Christ, and do pray for guidance, support and for families in need. I bought a little black book, called “Red Letters”, by Tom Davis. This gentleman has taken the unusual approach of calling to attention to all of us to read those “red letters” that appear on the New Testament, which are words of Jesus Christ. We need compassion, love for those who are ill, poor and in need. This does not necessarily mean that the readers are like Jesus Christ, but also those who receive health, some change for food and shelter and a cure for a disease. They are Jesus Christ as well!
There’s more to this book, but the book of Matthew, 5:44-45, caught my attention so much that I marked the page to put a note here. This is the best of Sarah Palin’s character, persona, and aside from the North Star, this is what she looks to-Jesus Christ:
“I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves”.
How is it possible for us that do believe in salvation, that live with compassion for the needy (example: Haiti) and give the best of us still get battered, attacked and still keep it up? Positive, energetic, and gain continued support from us that believe the same? Vengeance and retaliation are not options. Not Christian options, not Christ-like options.
This is not an overnight change; on the contrary, it requires for us to be prepared, to let go of misconceptions, and of that “voice” inside us that tends to arrive to conclusions and not do our homework, see what we can do for only one person (or child) at a time. We have seen that the powerful words that Jesus Christ has done for one person; perhaps we should strive to start (or start over) and reach a full potential.