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Wounded Wave-riding Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to "honor and empower" men and women who have suffered severe injuries in military service. By creating programs and services for veterans, facilitating peer-to-peer aid, and raising public awareness, the Wounded Warrior Project shows what it really means to support one's troops.


Recently, in a partnership with Disabled Sports USA and Billabong Surf Camps, the organization held a surf-day in North Carolina for wounded vets. Surfline has a nice photo feature on the day's events. It's the sort of thing that engenders in us fits of weakness, pride, and general teary-eyed appreciation.
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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

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