There is lots of good news for your Thursday. Steve Stockman extends an invitation to a banned Obama-masked rodeo clown, a county clerk loses her job to set an innocent man free, a Brazillian mechanic uses water bottles and bleach to produce light for impoverished people, plus much more!

  1. Banned Obama Rodeo Clown Gets Job Offer From Congressman Steve Stockman.
  2. While Ashton Kutcher's video about hard work and generosity has gone viral, and that part is good news, it's the actor's morality that need a bit of tweeking.
  3. A court clerk lost her job because she released a public record to relatives of a prisoner wrongly convicted of rape in 1984 that ultimately led to his release based on DNA tests, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Sharon Snyder, a 70-year-old great-grandmother, was fired in June from the Jackson County (Missouri) Circuit Court for giving the document to the sister of Robert Nelson, the man who was wrongly imprisoned. The document was a motion that granted DNA testing to a prisoner, which Nelson's sister followed to file her own motion, which was also granted. Way to go Sharon!

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  4. Alfred Moser, a Brazilian mechanic, had a simple idea in 2002 that helped light his home during blackouts. Now this idea is being spread to poor communities without electricity — or those who can't afford electricity — to provide light like that of up to a 60-watt bulb using only a plastic bottle, water and the power of the sun.
  5. Gauss guns are a new technology being developed. Though it's not a 3D printed gun, it is still impressive in its infant stages. First take a look at a working model and then the second video demonstrates how it operates and how to build your own.
  6. Two Phoenix police officers will be held forever in the heart of a young Latina girl who went home on her first day of school much richer than when she'd left. Officer Ben Carro was assigned to help with traffic control on August 5, the first day of school for Loma Linda Elementary, when he saw a young girl walking alone toward to the school who appeared to be crying. A school aid asked the child, name Leslie Gonzales, what was wrong. Leslie said she was upset because she didn't have a backpack and that her mother wouldn't be able to afford one in the next two weeks. The aid, Jill Lebario, did the best she could to console and encourage the girl, but she was still crying. Ben then called his fellow Community Action Officer, Jon McLachlan, and the two decided to take a ride to the local Target store. These officers not only purchased a pink plaid backpack for Leslie, they also bought a lunch box, water bottle (since she walks to school), folders, pens, markers, crayons, a ruler and pencils. The officers took the purchases back to the school and, before her first hour class was over, presented them to Leslie. Well done officers!
  7. Shailene Woodley will be letting go of her long, brown hair this weekend to play a teenage cancer patient in the adaptation of John Green's novel "The Fault In Our Stars." But the 21-year-old actress -- best known for her role in "The Descendants" -- is going to find a worthy home for her chopped off locks. On Tuesday, she explained on Tumblr that she'll be donating her hair to Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit that provides free wigs to kids who have lost their hair from cancer treatment, burns, or other medical conditions.

  8. Wow! U.S. soldier Paul Leti, who is serving in Afghanistan, lets loose with a rendition of Etta James' "At Last" that you won't believe and then follows it up with a cover of Rhianna's "Stay." Trust me, you will be amazed! Well done Mr. Leti and thank you for your service!
  9. One member of Congress, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) believes there are enough votes in the House to impeach President Obama, but he says such an effort might damage the country because of the Democratic Party grip on the Senate.
  10. Thomas and Nicholas Hall are getting set to send their science projects into space. Thomas, 15, is going to test the reaction of 0 gravity on buttermilk as I turns to cheese, while Nicholas will test how the elements of toothpaste will mix in microgravity.

 

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Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed. O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away. Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea: Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power: Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

--Psalm 65

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