Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Roadcheck 2009 Is Coming

From a J.J. Keller Newsletter:

Get Ready Now for Roadcheck 2009 -
It Happens June 2-4

During a 72-hour period during the first week of June, over 8,500 inspectors will be inspecting over 60,000 vehicles.

That's a little more than 14 vehicles every minute.

Some facts to consider regarding last year's Roadcheck event:

  • A record 67,931 inspections were conducted.
  • Of the vehicles inspected, 20.8% were placed out of service for mechanical problems (that's about 14,130 vehicles).
  • The driver out-of-service rate was 5.3%, mainly for hours of service violations (that's approximately 3600 drivers).

Roadcheck 2009 is only a month away.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Lost Generation

This is incredible - as you listen intently follow along with the words forward and then backward...... Make sure you read as well as listen.

This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20 year old. The contest was titled "u @ 50". This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awestruck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Akiane: child prodigy, artist, poet

Akiane: child prodigy, artist, poet
(Pronounced: AH-KEE-AH-NUH)

Akiane is an amazing artist and she is only 13 years old. You MUST check out her work. I can't even do her art justice. Please, Please, Please go check it out. She is amazing.

In case my pleas were not enough to convince you to check out her work, below is one of many pictures she has done and below it is a quote from her site.

Footsteps to EternityAcrylic on canvas, Age 13 (2008) 48" x 60"

• An internationally recognized 13-year-old prodigy, considered the only known child binary genius, in both realist painting and poetry.

• Selected as 1 of 20 most accomplished visual artists in the world by Tribute Entertainment (London) and ABI (United States).

• Kids Hall of Fame inductee.

• World Council for Gifted and Talented Children inductee.

• A best selling author of two books "Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry" and "My Dream is Bigger than I - Memories of Tomorrow"

Television Appearances

•The Oprah Winfrey Show
•Good Morning America
•World News Tonight with Peter Jennings
•The Glenn Beck Show - CNN
•The Lou Dobbs Show - CNN
•The Montel Williams Show
•Co-host on the Wayne Brady Show
•Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
•Fox Magazine - Fox News
•Hour of Power
•Reflections - Crystal Cathedral
•“Indigo Revolution” (Documentary)
•Life Line - Miracle Channel (Canada)
•Extreme Prophetic - Miracle Channel (Canada)
•Record Television (Brazil)

National Television Appearances
•J.C. And Friends, Gannet Television - CBS
•Life Today
•Fox News Rising
•Time Warner Cable News
•Northwest Afternoon - ABC

A featured celebrity in
•Time Magazine
•Today's Christian
•Voice of the Prophetic
•The Scotland's Weekly News
•Yen Akuel/Turkey
•The Weekly Reader
•Spokesman Review
•The Southeast Outlook
•The Press
•The Daily Bee
•Idaho Magazine
•Business Journal
•The Omaha World Herald
•Missouri Valley Times
•The Daily Nonpareil
•The Heartland Gatekeeper
•The Grit
•Life Site News
•The Winner
•The Trojan News
•The Evening Magazine
•Charlotte Women
•Charlotte Weekly
•and numerous other publications around the world.

• Solo art exhibitions at the age of 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 in Idaho, North Carolina, Iowa, California, Washington,Virginia, Oregon, Arizona and Utah.

• Solo art exhibition at age 10 and 11 at the Museum of Religious Art, Iowa.

• Group art exhibitions in Missouri, Florida and Toronto, Canada.

• Akiane donates a substantial portion from the sales of her paintings to select charities. The reproductions, prints on canvas, are available in limited editions on all images. To purchase the originals or giclees, please call ART AKIANE, LLC at: 208-687-1777 or email at:

• Exhibition at Art in the Embassies Gallery for USA in Singapore.

• Akiane's web site receives on average 150 million hits a year.