YES!!!!!!!!! The rise of the machines continues: ABC is reivving the classic mech-fight series _Battlebots_. The new program is billed as a reimagined take of the killer-robot combat sport from Whalerock Industries and the creators of the original _BattleBots_ franchise, Ed Roski and Greg Munson. The six-episode summer series will pit homeade robots against each other in a tournament-style format until one champion remains. Producers promise the bots will be “bigger, faster and stronger than ever before” with “greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event.” The combat will also devide robots into separate weight classes so robots of all sizes will be included. The programming announcement comes as actual robots are increasingly being made for military use, and the global community has started to wrestle with the idea of whether to ban killer robots . The original BattleBots aired on Comedy Central from 2000-2002. In 2013, Syfy attempted to revive the _BattleBots_ concept with an unrelated short-lived series with bipedal robts called _Robot Combat League_ . Links: ------  http://www.newsweek.com/bring-killer-robots-303299  http://www.ew.com/article/2013/01/29/syfys-robot-combat-league-gallery
Has anyone ever used the Manila VA? I'm guessing you would sign up for a new primary care doctor there, or maybe they have an ER-like system for walkins? Can they help you with claims? For example if you are staying overseas for a long time can you have your evaluations/C&P done there? Can you still get your drugs mailed to you while you are staying in the Philippines? Manila Outpatient Clinic | View the Web Site  Links: ------  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=682  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/viewmap.cfm?mapID=4&id=682  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/viewmap.cfm?mapID=2&id=682  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/viewmap.cfm?mapID=3&id=682  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/detail.asp?parm=dirs&ID=682  http://www.paloalto.va.gov/docs/VA_Manila.pdf  http://www.paloalto.va.gov/docs/VA_Manila_Handbook.pdf  http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/  http://www.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=682
January 16 can't come fast enough for me! Jo, Jeana, skanky Lauri, and Vicki are all back, and a new frau named Tammy has taken Fakey McCancer's place. Can't wait! The official Bravo page  Links: ------  http://www.bravotv.com/Real_Housewives_2/bios
[size=120]In my case, I am an example what the VA did wrong in the olden days. I served in the US Army from 1972 - 1982. During that time, I had many different medical conditons happening to me. Each time, I went on sick call, I was mocked, made fell ashamed for being there and bullyed by my fellow soldiers. So, I basically quit going unless it was an emergency. When, I got out of service 1982, I visited the VA quiet often. They gave me tons of Anti-anxiety medications and seizure medication like Tegretol. I was a vertural drug additct back then from all the Narcotics in my system. Over the years, all my old disabilites got worse every few years until it left me housebound permenently. Being housebound does not come over night. It takes years of non-medical treatments to get that way. The VA would not perform blood test on me, every time, I reqested one. They gave no reason other than, you are not entitled one. I applied recently for Un-employability for Tinnitus, hearing loss, and anxiety/depression as secondary. The VA Hospital examinor got really angry with me for not being able to show up for that appointment. When, I ride in cars, trucks, or buses, I get nausea, spenning sinsation, and go into panic if the vehicle does not stop quickly. I have a high pitched sound in both ears since, 1977 when I received my second TBI. Shortly after 1977, I started having spells of Virtego. After 1982, it started becoming so bad, I could no longer drive my own car. Even today, I cannot ride a peddle bike. On Ebenefits.va.gov, it says my claim may be denied because, I cannot physically go on my appointments. The VA declared me housebound and now that I am housebound they want to cancel my request for Un-employability for Tinnitus and Depression. The VA doctor I currently see is just one block from, my house. She knows all about my medical conditions and, I see her ever 6 months. I get into my wheelchair and my oldest son (caregiver) and he got there. I use a wheelchair because, my Neurophathy in my feet has left them number and they hurt if I walk very far on them. Can the VA Medical Examinor discriminate against me for being to disabled to make appointments ?[/size]
Figured we should have a recruiting thread so we are all up to date on that font. So far we have 3 recruits commited. Antonia Williams, Kare' Lyles, and Luke Benzschawel. Recently Tackle Sam Schlueter had us in his Top 3 with Minnesota and Michigan State but ended up picking Minnesota, but he is from Minnesota so not a big loss besides there are some pretty good OL in this years class in State. However this one did hurt little more, Tristian Pipp, linebacker from wisconsin , with an offer the badgers, Commited to Western Michigan instead. So far I'm little underwhelmed by the performance of Cryst on the recruiting trail, Our best commit commited before Cryst was even here so I'm not going to give him credit for that, that goes more towards the program. Just quicking look through B1G schools recruiting so far and we are defintally behind in the conference, even Minnesota has a better recruiting class so far. Did the 2 coaching changes in the short time frame hurt our program to the point that we might be playing second fidle to the gophers? We got a long way to go until signing day, so lets hope we can turn things around and get some decenet recruits to sign here. Does anyone with more insider knowledge know who might be our next commitment, or who are the strong Wisconsin leans are so I feel better about the program? Heard we hosted a quite a bit of recuits this weekend, Does anyone know who those players were? Looking forward to seeing all your guys updates and opinions
Scream is becoming a TV series it seems http://www.fearnet.com/news/b26554_mtv_developing_scream_tv_series.html  Can't wait to see how many Real World actors they can fit on the show Links: ------  http://www.fearnet.com/news/b26554_mtv_developing_scream_tv_series.html
Being something of an Anglophile, I love downloading BBC programs ( Using my Screider nic, of course ) . In no particular order, here are some of my samplings from the Beeb ( Not including any Britcoms, dramas or SciFi ): Atom Everest er The Cell Christianity Oceans The Incredible Human Journey The Strange and the Dangerous Law and Disorder Ill expand the list later to include single episode shows, music and such. Ive also downloaded dozens of BBC radio broadcasts that I plan to listen to in the car at some point. My favorite documentarian at the moment is Louis Thoreaux, who did the last two series. Great stuff!
Didn't see one started yet so fiqured Id start one of my own What do you guys hope for this season? Not many rumors going around but Im thinking its all newbies. Redmond said there are newbies on it, but didnt say how many. Cast is announced Tuesday via live feed interviews with Jeff! And the 2 night premiere starts Wednesday June 24th! Discuss....