Mayor Bloomberg Wants Full Prosecution On New York Giants Reciever “Plaxico Burress” For Weapons Possession!
Somebody woke up on the wrong side of City hall!!
Peel the wrapper off and smell the aroma…this sounds like it will definitely be DOPE!
A slender crescent moon, just 15-percent illuminated, will appear in very close proximity to the two brightest planets in our sky, Venus and Jupiter.
People who are unaware or have no advance notice will almost certainly wonder, as they cast a casual glance toward the moon on that night, what those two “large silvery stars” happen to be? Sometimes, such an occasion brings with it a sudden spike of phone calls to local planetariums, weather offices and even police precincts. Not a few of these calls excitedly inquire about “the UFOs” that are hovering in the vicinity of our natural satellite.
Venus has adorned the southwestern twilight sky since late August. No other star or planet can come close to matching Venus in brilliance. During World War II, aircraft spotters sometimes mistook Venus for an enemy airplane. There were even cases in which Venus drew antiaircraft fire.
This winter, Venus is the unrivaled evening star that will soar from excellent to magnificent prominence in the southwest at nightfall. The interval by which it follows the Sun will increase from nearly three hours on Dec. 1 to almost four hours by Jan. 1. It’s probably the first “star” you’ll see coming out after sunset. In fact, if the air is very clear and the sky a good, deep blue, try looking for Venus shortly before sunset. Read more…
JAY Z feat SANTOGOLD- BROOKLYN WE GO HARD
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I never thought I’d live to see the day that Hov was performing under Blueprint 2.1 levels, but low and behold those times are amongst us. Someone needs to tie this negro up and dump him in a Marcy dumpster to refamiliarize him with HOOD aroma. He is in desperate need of a GUTTER infusion (consisting of elevator piss and tap water) if he is gonna parade around like he’s the GOD MC, King of these New York streets. I AM NOT IMPRESSED…and to top things off this single suppose to be on the B.I.G. soundtrack? Don’t disrespect the homie like that.
Yeah I know fans of Barack are probably up in arms over this, but if he did not do this she would have undermined all of his decisions from Day One. Keeping her on a tight leash is probably the only way to deal with her at this point. We will see if this becomes politics as usual very soon..
Hillary Clinton on Monday vowed to make the United States a new force for positive change, saying that as secretary of state she would work with the world community to solve global crises.”The American people have demanded not just a new direction at home, but a new effort to renew America’s standing in the world as a force for positive change,” Clinton told a Chicago press conference after being nominated to the post of secretary of state by president-elect Barack Obama.
Clinton vowed to “reach out to the world again” after eight years of President George W. Bush’s administration and promised to give “this assignment, your administration and my country, my all.”
“America is a place founded on the idea that everyone should have the right to live up to his or her God-given potential. It is the same ideal that must guide America’s purpose in the world today,” said Clinton, who leaves a seat as New York senator to serve as secretary of state. Her nomination requires Senate confirmation.
Obama said that Clinton’s appointment as top diplomat was a “sign to friend and foe of the seriousness of my commitment to renew American diplomacy and restore our alliances.”
Former president Bill Clinton, who had fiercely campaigned for his wife in her battle against Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination, praised the president-elect for his choice.
“She is the right person for the job of helping to restore America’s image abroad, end the war in Iraq, advance peace and increase our security,” Clinton said in a statement.
Clinton said the former first lady had “already earned the respect of foreign leaders and diplomats” through her work to promote human rights and improve women’s access to education and healthcare worldwide.
“I commend president-elect Obama for asking her to be a part of a great national security team. America will be well-served,” he said.
Obama, who is to take office on January 20, also confirmed that he was keeping Defense Secretary Robert Gates in his post, but with a “new mission” to end the Iraq war and hand over control of the country to the Iraqis.
“I will be giving Secretary Gates and our military a new mission as soon as I take office, responsibly ending the war in Iraq through a successful transition to Iraqi control,” said Obama, pledging to turn attention to the fight against Al-Qaeda and insurgents in Afghanistan.
“We will also ensure that we have the strategy and resources to succeed against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban,” Obama said.
“In the age of the cell phone and the internet it is probably more difficult than before to protect silence and to nourish the interior dimension of life,” Father Lombardi told the Vatican television show Octavia Dies. “It is difficult but necessary.”
“There is an interior and spiritual dimension of life that must be guarded and nourished. If it is not, it can become barren to the point of drying up and, indeed, dying,” he added.
“Today, this is a very grave threat, and it is the most irreparable misfortune.”
The Vatican has long counselled against the excesses of modern life. Last month, Pope Benedict XVI said that the current global financial crisis was proof that the pursuit of money and success is pointless, and that wealth meant nothing.
“Nations once rich in faith and vocations are losing their own identity under the harmful and destructive influence of a certain modern culture,” he told a recent assembly of the Synod. Read more…
Is it me or does Lil Wayne look like he is faking his way through the whole thing…
One thing for sure, two things for certain, Doggy Diamonds has been all over the interview circuit. If a story has legs, he’s on it, and that is refreshing in the world of Hip Hop journalism. On this go-round, he doesn’t bless us with an interview but blesses us with Jaz-O’s answer to what many perceived was an low blow delivered by Jay on Luda’s “I do this for Hip Hop.”
via Guardian UK
The beating of a patient’s heart, the shudder of a tube train and the pounding of thousands of commuters’ feet on crowded platforms are being exploited as new sources of power.
Engineers and scientists are developing tiny generators that turn the kinetic energy of everyday movements into electricity which can then power sensors or provide electricity for remote installations.
The technology, known as power harvesting, is already being tested in helicopter frames, the floors of discos and in volunteers’ knee joints in order to generate electricity. In the near future, harvesters could be used to recharge iPods and mobile phones, say researchers.
‘The idea is a not a new one,’ admitted Dr Steve Beeby, of Southampton University. ‘Self-winding watches are fitted with devices like these to recharge their batteries so they don’t have to be replaced all the time. However, the latest versions are far more sophisticated and will have a much greater impact on everyday life.’
Beeby has fitted harvesters at oil refineries. Vibrations from pipes and pumps drive the devices which in turn generate electricity for sensors. These sensors provide data that show if the refinery is operating safely and effectively.
‘Without these devices we would have to link our sensors with miles of cables: a hazard and a waste of money,’ added Beeby who is now working on fitting power harvesters to the frames of aircraft so embedded sensors can provide data readings about metal stress. Read more…
via Web of Debt
“We make money the old fashioned way. We print it.”
- Art Rolnick, Chief Economist for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
The $700 billion that was arm-twisted from Congress by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson in October was evidently just the camel’s nose under the tent. According to a November 24 Bloomberg report, the Paulson/Bernanke team is now prepared to pay $7.76 trillion to rescue the financial system. Prepared to pay how? Congress has not raised its debt ceiling to anywhere near that level; but the approval of Congress, which originally voted down the controversial $700 billion bailout, is apparently no longer necessary. The door has been opened, and the Treasury Secretary and Fed Chairman feel they can now pledge whatever they want. Perhaps they are inching up a zero at a time just to see what the public’s tolerance is for unrepayable debt.
The new sum – $7.76 trillion – represents $25,000 for every citizen in the country, or half the value of everything produced in the nation last year; yet it’s not clear that a mere half of our net worth will rescue the financial system. One bankrupt bank after another has been bailed out with public money, in a futile effort to prevent a collapse of a massive multi-trillion dollar derivatives pyramid created by the banks. But according to the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. commercial banks now carry over $180 trillion in derivatives on their books. The public is liable to be bankrupted before this mess is resolved.
On top of the $700 billion initially extorted from Congress, an additional $2 trillion in loans and commitments has already been made by the Federal Reserve and the Treasury. Yet that wall of money has not kept the imperiled banks from collapsing. Citigroup was one of the nine lucky recipients of Paulson’s largesse in October, when he set out to recapitalize the banks by trading dollars for shares. The bank received $25 billion from the Treasury; yet this handout was insufficient to keep its stock from dropping below $4 a share. Citigroup was then bailed out by the Treasury to the tune of another $20 billion, along with a commitment to guarantee $306 billion in toxic assets on its books. That equals half the $700 billion bailout, just for one bank; yet Citigroup’s books, which sport derivative bets of $37 trillion, won’t look much better than before. Read more…
Ever since I put onto J.J. Abrams Fringe I’ve been inundated with stories about fringe-science. This one is pulled right from the Fringe pilot.
Similar technology marketed as a way to control video games by thought
Vocal cords were overrated anyway. A new Army grant aims to create email or voice mail and send it by thought alone. No need to type an e-mail, dial a phone or even speak a word.
Known as synthetic telepathy, the technology is based on reading electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalograph, or EEG. Similar technology is being marketed as a way to control video games by thought.
“I think that this will eventually become just another way of communicating,” said Mike D’Zmura, from the University of California, Irvine and the lead scientist on the project.
“It will take a lot of research, and a lot of time, but there are also a lot of commercial applications, not just military applications,” he said.
The idea of communicating by thought alone is not a new one. In the 1960s, a researcher strapped an EEG to his head and, with some training, could stop and start his brain’s alpha waves to compose Morse code messages.
The Army grant to researchers at University of California, Irvine, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland has two objectives. The first is to compose a message using, as D’Zmura puts it, “that little voice in your head.”
The second part is to send that message to a particular individual or object (like a radio), also just with the power of thought. Once the message reaches the recipient, it could be read as text or as a voice mail. Read more…
NISKAYUNA, New York (AP) — On a bank of the Mohawk River, a windowless industrial building of corrugated steel hides something that could make floor lamps, bedside lamps, wall sconces and nearly every other household lamp obsolete.
The size of a semitrailer, it coats an 8-inch wide plastic film with chemicals, then seals them with a layer of metal foil. Apply electric current to the resulting sheet, and it lights up with a blue-white glow.
You could tack that sheet to a wall, wrap it around a pillar or even take a translucent version and tape it to your windows. Unlike practically every other source of lighting, you wouldn’t need a lamp or conventional fixture for these sheets, though you would need to plug them into an outlet.
The sheets owe their luminance to compounds known as organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. While there are plenty of problems to be worked out with the technology, it’s not the dream of a wild-eyed startup.
OLEDs are beginning to be used in TVs and cell-phone displays, and big names like Siemens and Philips are throwing their weight behind the technology to make it a lighting source as well. The OLED printer was made by General Electric Co. on its sprawling research campus here in upstate New York. It’s not far from where a GE physicist figured out a practical way to use tungsten metal as the filament in a regular light bulb. That’s still used today, nearly a century later. Read more…
via The Crit
Someone at NASA apparently leaked this photo of what appears to be a piece of wood found on Mars. Real or Fake? You be the judge, click over HERE if you want to read up on this and other astonishing discoveries on the Red Planet.
NEW YORK (AP)—Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni glanced at the best stat line of David Lee’s career and somehow managed to sound disappointed.
“He should’ve had 50,” D’Antoni said. “He should’ve had 50 and 28.”Against these Golden State Warriors, why not?
Chris Duhon had a franchise-record 22 assists, Lee had career highs of 37 points and 21 rebounds, and New York rang up a record-setting 82 points in the first half in a 138-125 victory over Golden State on Saturday night.
“Chris Duhon did a great job of finding me on the pick-and-roll,” Lee said. “And he found me about 18 or 20 times.”
Duhon set Lee up for numerous dunks against the defenseless Warriors, who completed a winless five-game Eastern trip and looked as if they couldn’t wait to get home. One of the slams, with 3:11 remaining, allowed Duhon to break Richie Guerin’s franchise record of 21 assists set Dec. 12, 1958.
Lee had the first 30-20 game in regulation since Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing had 36 points and 21 rebounds against Philadelphia on Jan. 23, 1994.
The Knicks raced to an 82-64 halftime lead behind 20 points from Lee. His basket with 3.4 seconds left let New York shatter the record for most first-half points at the present Madison Square Garden, set when Kansas City scored 81 on Dec. 8, 1979. Read more…
TIJUANA, Mexico – The bodies of nine decapitated men were found in a vacant lot in Tijuana Sunday, part of a wave of violence that claimed at least 23 lives over the weekend in this border city plagued by warring traffickers, authorities said.
The heads were discovered in plastic bags near the bodies in a poor neighborhood of Tijuana, across from San Diego, Baja California state police said in a statement. Three police identification cards were also found at the site.
The statement gave no motive for the killings, but they came as Mexico’s drug cartels wage a bloody fight for smuggling routes and against government forces, dumping beheaded bodies onto streets, carrying out massacres and even tossing grenades into a crowd of Independence Day revelers — an attack that killed eight people in September. Read more…
via Washington Post
With strong ties to the military and a carefully cultivated image of tough-mindedness, Clinton will protect the incoming president’s back from those on the right ready to pounce at any sign of what they see as weakness.
As for Gates, Obama has found the ideal figure to help him organize his planned withdrawal from Iraq, and to bless it.
What’s most striking about Obama’s approach to foreign policy is that he is less an idealist than a realist who would advance American interests by diplomacy, by working to improve the country’s image abroad, and by using military force prudently and cautiously. Read more…