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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Free Food

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Kashi is giving away free food
Give them your e-mail address and mailing address and they will mail you a coupon for a free frozen entree

Friday, February 27, 2009

You know what really grindes my gears: The Hostess

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i made a joking pass at a co-worker, nothing aggressive, just conversation. A day later, she goes to SOMEONE ELSE to ask about ME-but not me about Gayyys (because by being gay i lose all individuality? i can't just be la i have to be "gay" la, or "black" la.) cause you know we are all the same and we all meet and hang out the first of every month at the gay society to give each other sex tips and advice.
Future reference-if you want to know something about someone Ask them not a social opposite.
Some people man.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pentagon Lifts Ban On Coffin Photos

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AP News
WASHINGTON - Families of America’s war dead will be allowed to decide if news organizations can photograph the homecomings of their loved ones, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Gates said he decided to allow media photos of flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base, Del., if the families agree. A working group will come up with details and logistics.

The new policy reverses a ban put in place in 1991 by then President George H.W. Bush. Some critics contended the government was trying to hide the human cost of war.

"We should not presume to make the decision for the families — we should actually let them make it," Gates said at a Pentagon news conference.

"We’ve seen so many families go through so much," added Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He said the goal is to meet family needs in the most dignified way possible.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama asked Gates to review the policy of media coverage of the fallen returning to Dover. He said Gates came back with a policy consistent with that used at Arlington National Cemetery.

Gibbs said it gives families the final say and "allows them to make that decision and protect their privacy if that’s what they wish to do. And the president is supportive of the secretary’s decision."

Shortly after Obama took office, Democratic Sens. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey also asked the White House to roll back the 1991 ban.

Over the years, some exceptions to the policy were made, allowing the media to photograph coffins in some cases, until the administration of President George W. Bush and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A leading military families group has said that the policy, enforced without exception during George W. Bush's presidency, should be changed so that survivors of the dead can decide whether photographers can record their return.

FUNNY Stuff

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like always i don't agree with 100% of the expressed opinion but some of it is very true and very funny.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Gendersite.org

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Gendersite.org

The definitive online resource for gender and the built environment

Read the Gendersite feature in January 2009's issue of US magazine Architect here

Watch the Gendersite launch event report here now

Everyone involved in the built environment world tries to meet the needs of their clients. Child-sized furniture is designed for nurseries, disabled parking bays are located next to entrances, sheltered housing sites are planned near post offices and shops. However people are often unaware of the needs of a majority of the population; women. With the introduction of the Gender Equality Duty there is now a legal obligation to consider those needs.

Gendersite provides a route to all the information needed to gain a better understanding of gender issues in the built environment. The site lists books, bibliographies, broadcasts, conference papers, journals, reports, unpublished PhDs and more. Just choose the keyword (from the drop-down menu) that is most relevant to your project or area of interest.

We welcome your feedback on the website. Please also send us links to any research not yet included in our database. Email gendersite@wds.org.uk

Database researched by Dr Clare Melhuish. This project was supported by the UCL-led UrbanBuzz Programme, within which UEL is a prime partner



Jeopardy? if you are smart enough to hang

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I just watched an episode of Jeopardy and the guy who won, Won, because he answered a Daily Double incorrectly, without notice.

"The number of opening moves by one player in the game of Chess"


leave question (answer) on comment board and i'll get back to you

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A weird commercial

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Gene Davis (1920-1985)

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Gene Davis is known primarily for the stripe works that span twenty-seven years, but he was a versatile artist who worked in a variety of formats and media. From modular compositions consisting of discrete, but relate, pieces that together form one composition to collages combining cutout fragments of images and text with painted and drawn elements, and Klee-inspired images that resemble musical scores and silhouette self-portraits. Davis's works range from micro-paintings to mammoth outdoor street paintings.

Friday, February 20, 2009

New York Post apologizes for, yet still defends, chimp cartoon

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A day after publishing a cartoon that drew fire from critics who said it evoked historically racist images, the New York Post apologized in a statement on its Web site -- even as it defended its action and blasted some detractors.

Many of those critical of the cartoon said it appeared to compare President Obama to a chimpanzee in a commentary on his recently approved economic stimulus package.

"Wednesday's Page Six cartoon -- caricaturing Monday's police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut -- has created considerable controversy," the paper said about the drawing, which shows two police officers standing over the body of a chimpanzee they just shot.

The drawing is a reference to the mauling of a woman by a pet chimpanzee, which was then killed by police. In the cartoon, one of the officers tells the other, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."

The Post said the cartoon was meant to mock what it called an "ineptly written" stimulus bill.

"But it has been taken as something else -- as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism," reads the statement. "This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize."

But the statement immediately swerves to fire back at some of the image's critics.

"However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past -- and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback," the statement says. "To them, no apology is due. Sometimes a cartoon is just a cartoon -- even as the opportunists seek to make it something else."

Several African-American leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, attacked the image, which was drawn by artist Sean Delonas.

Sharpton said Thursday he and the leaders of "various groups" would respond at 5 p.m. Friday outside The Post's offices in midtown Manhattan.

"Though we think it is the right thing for them to apologize to those they offended," the statement appeared to blame those who raised the issue "rather than take responsibility for what they did," Sharpton said.

He accused the newspaper of having "belatedly come with a conditional statement after people began mobilizing and preparing to challenge the waiver of News Corp in the city where they own several television stations and newspapers."

Delonas has made Sharpton the butt of previous cartoons in The Post.

In a brief phone interview with CNN, Delonas called the controversy "absolutely friggin' ridiculous."

"Do you really think I'm saying Obama should be shot? I didn't see that in the cartoon," Delonas told CNN.

"It's about the economic stimulus bill," he added.

Col Allan, the Post's editor-in-chief, said Wednesday that the cartoon "is a clear parody of a current news event."

"It broadly mocks Washington's efforts to revive the economy. Again, Al Sharpton reveals himself as nothing more than a publicity opportunist," Allan said in a written statement.

But Sharpton was not alone in his criticism. Barbara Ciara, president of the National Association of Black Journalists, said The Post showed a "serious lapse in judgment" by running the cartoon.

"To think that the cartoonist and the responsible editors at the paper did not see the racist overtones of the finished product should insult their intelligence," Ciara said in a written statement. "Instead, they celebrate their own lack of perspective and criticize those who call it what it is: tone deaf at best, overtly racist at worst."

"Comparing President Obama and his effort to revive the economy in a manner that depicts violence and racist inferences is unacceptable," said National Urban League President Marc Morial in a statement issued Wednesday.

The nearly $800 billion stimulus package was the top priority for Obama, the first black U.S. president, who signed it Tuesday.

In an open letter to The Post, musician John Legend criticized the newspaper and called on New Yorkers not to buy it, or talk to its reporters or buy its advertising space. Addressing the newspaper's editors, Legend wrote, "Did it occur to you that our president has been receiving death threats since early in his candidacy? Did it occur to you that blacks have historically been compared to various apes as a way of racist insult and mockery? Did you intend to invoke these painful themes when you printed the cartoon?

"If that's not what you intended, then it was stupid and willfully ignorant of you not to connect these easily connectable dots. If it is what you intended, then you obviously wanted to be grossly provocative, racist and offensive." Either way, Legend said, the fact that the cartoon was printed "is truly reprehensible."

Thursday, February 19, 2009

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She comes in at least five days a week. She walks slow to the largest table and sits alone in the middle.
She brings in food a big "no no." But she is 82 and a widow, how do you tell her no?
She always orders hot tea, She never pays, She never offers more than 75¢ that no one accepts.
She'll sit for hours, the entire Wizards or Caps game,
She talks sports and weather and politics-just like my grandmother,
It is the most annoying thing about the best section.
...but how do you tell her no?

I love Jessica Simpson Phat or Fat

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Before



After


Maybe its the southern in me but i think Jessica Simpson looks just fine in the before And After
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And Eminem, super cold















             





                                                                                                     



a video for Tokic



and my favorite song..



Totally uncalled for


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This Cartoon appeared in the NY times, i do not agree with the hundred billion dollar stimulus package. But this is flat out racist BS.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

epiphany

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Micheal Phelps is going to run for a political office in twenty years. MARK MY WORDS
and i will say now that i am NOT voting for him.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

RIght America: Feeling Wronged

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From HBO.com
Alexandra Pelosi is Nancy Pelosi's Daughter, i watched the last half of this Documentary last night. It is borderline hilarious and then you realize these are real people and you want to cry.

see also
The Canadian Press Nancy Pelosi's daughter turns camera on McCain supporters

"In 2008, I followed the McCain campaign across the country to listen to Americans who did not want Barack Obama to be their President. While not representative of the entire Republican Party, these are just some of the party faithful who turned out at campaign rallies along the way."
- Alexandra Pelosi

For her fifth HBO project, Pelosi visited 28 states and spoke about the fight for the soul of the country with mostly conservative Americans, who feel underrepresented by the mainstream media. From the Pulpit Freedom Day in Bethlehem, Ga. to the NASCAR circuit, RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED - SOME VOICES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL shows a country at war with itself over the religious and cultural identities that define America. Many interviewees were particularly incensed by what they saw as a lack of any meaningful media attention given to their message during the election campaign - including their views on such hotly contested issues as gun control, abortion rights, religion and gay rights - and by a perceived media bias against McCain and running mate Sarah Palin.

"The way the press handles the election, we feel like our side's never being really represented, never really given a fair shake," says one man. "It's almost like they think of us as a bunch of hicks, a bunch of idiots. And they don't even wanna hear our side or understand us."

"The liberal media is selling the American people short," observes one woman. "That's ridiculous and people should be outraged. And millions and millions of us are." "We're the backbone of this country," says another man. "We're hardworkin,' blue- collared workers that keep this country runnin.' He [Obama] talks like he knows us; he doesn't know us."

RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED - SOME VOICES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL is a snapshot of some of the most enthusiastic conservative Americans, once labeled "the silent majority" of the voting American public. Many of them feel so alienated over cultural and political issues that they say they will never trust the new president, the Congress or the media.

Alexandra Pelosi began her career in TV covering politics in Washington, D.C., and subsequently served as a network news producer for seven years. For her first film, 2000's Emmy®-winning HBO documentary "Journeys with George," she spent 18 months on the campaign trail with future president George W. Bush. For the 2004 HBO documentary "Diary of a Political Tourist," she spent a year and a half following seven Democratic presidential candidates, including John Kerry, Joe Lieberman and Howard Dean. Her third film, "Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi," explored the booming Christian Evangelical movement in America. Her other current project is the HBO documentary "The Trials of Ted Haggard," which debuts Jan. 29 on HBO. Pelosi is the daughter of California congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who became the first female Speaker of the House in 2007.

RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED - SOME VOICES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL is directed, produced and filmed by Alexandra Pelosi. For HBO: supervising producer, Lisa Heller; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.


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