This day in history:
Minutes before giving a speech on a campaign stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Theodore Roosevelt is shot in an assassination attempt.
The would-be assassin’s bullet is slowed down after travelling through a steel eyeglass case and the folded, fifty page speech he intended to give, stopping in his chest. Realizing that he wasn’t coughing up blood, Roosevelt figured he was well enough to go ahead and deliver his speech rather than rush to the hospital.
He spoke for the next 90 minutes, opening with the words:
“Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.”
Doctors deemed it too risky to remove the bullet, and Roosevelt carried it with him inside his body for the rest of his life.
October 14, 1912 - 99 years ago today.
Teddy Roosevelt is my hero okay. No one has ever BAMFed as much as that man.
7 Ways the Government Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses - http://bit.ly/15UMn67
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn have until Oct. 21 to file a brief with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) after the Department of Justice formally opposed their request to disclose statistics about the nature and scope of government requests made under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). http://ti.me/19xrDHC
Following on the findings of January’s Women and the Web report, Intel has launched the “She Will Connect” initiative which aims to reduce the global gender and technology gap and will be initially launched in Africa with the target of reaching 5 million women and reducing the gender gap by 50 percent.
What we know from this is that you have to make the ask, whatever it is. That’s the basic principle of marketing—you can’t just assume people will do something. Ask them to do it, and they usually will.
"There is some parent teaching a child how to grip a putter right now and take aim at a clown’s mouth, and that kid will get a $50 million endorsement from Nike, and this is no reason not to go whack a bucket of balls after work. Implicit in the message that only some people should publish is the stance that all publishing is commercial, it’s all about making money, about being a bestseller, a pro. But that’s not the reason I do it." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hugh-howey/self-publish_b_3920534.html
How writing affects the brain: an infographic
Your adventure ends here. Badly. (This project is a proud member of the Armagideon Time family.)
This may possibly be my favorite site on the Internet right now.
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