Russia to Assist Cuba in Air Defense

via Yahoo

“The Russian and Cuban military will exchange experience in organising tactical air defence and in training officers,” Interfax quoted Russian Land Forces spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying.

The two sides will “discuss the prospect of training Cuban servicemen at the tactical air defence academies and training centres in Russia, using upgraded Russian-made military hardware,” Interfax quoted him as saying.

The delegation, led by the chief of Russia’s tactical air defence headquarters, Lieutenant General Alexander Maslov, will also look at “ways to strengthen relations between the Russian armed forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba,” Konashenkov was quoted as saying.

The delegation will be in Cuba from Monday until November 3, Konashenkov was quoted as saying. Reuters could not immediately reach Konashenkov for comment.

In 1962, Cuba became the focus of the deepest crisis of the Cold War after the Soviet Union installed missiles there, prompting a standoff with Washington. The island’s government remains hostile to the United States.

In the past few months, Moscow has stepped up contacts with both Cuba and Venezuela, another South American critic of the United States.

Google to Pay $125 Million in Online Books Settlement

via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Google Inc has reached a legal settlement with authors and major publishers that paves the way for readers to search through millions of copyrighted books online, browse passages and purchase copies.

Under Tuesday’s settlement, Google will pay $125 million to create a Book Rights Registry, where authors and publishers can register works and receive compensation from institutional subscriptions or book sales.

The settlement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers draws to a close a three-year legal challenge of Google’s plan to make many of the world’s great books searchable online. Continue reading

Is the Internet Altering How the Brain Works?

via Reuters

CANBERRA (Reuters) – The Internet is not just changing the way people live but altering the way our brains work with a neuroscientist arguing this is an evolutionary change which will put the tech-savvy at the top of the new social order.

Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA in California who specializes in brain function, has found through studies that Internet searching and text messaging has made brains more adept at filtering information and making snap decisions.

But while technology can accelerate learning and boost creativity it can have drawbacks as it can create Internet addicts whose only friends are virtual and has sparked a dramatic rise in Attention Deficit Disorder diagnoses.

Small, however, argues that the people who will come out on top in the next generation will be those with a mixture of technological and social skills. Continue reading

Windows 7 Aims to Simplify

via Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp is betting its next Windows operating system will be faster and easier to use and avoid the missteps of Windows Vista that alienated many users of the software that powers 90 percent of the world’s PCs.

Windows 7, which was previewed on Tuesday, is set to be introduced in a test version early next year with features including touch screen technology and the ability to more easily personalize the system.

Windows Vista was so heavily criticized due to poor compatibility with devices and slow start speeds that it became the target of an effective marketing campaign by rival Apple Inc.

In addition, the usefulness of a traditional Windows desktop operating system, the world’s largest software maker’s most profitable product, is being challenged as more software applications move online, highlighting the central role of Internet browsers in a world centered on the Web. Continue reading

[video] Excerpt of “Uncounted” How the Election was Stole

As I prepare a blockbuster story detailing how the Republicans can steal this thing if they so choose (that’s like saying R. Kelly might fondle that butt-naked 15 year old, if he so chooses) here is an excerpt of a documentary I saw last night that laid the whole scheme out, courtesy of Clint Curtis, the whistle-blower who built the software that flips the vote.

Be scared.  Be very scared, because by the look of things the fix has been in, and Democrats don’t seem to be that appaled by these elections that continually get snatched from the jaws of victory.

Lil Wayne Reps Deny Roc Nation Signing

via Allhiphop

Earlier today, representatives for Lil Wayne officially rebutted reports that he has signed with Jay-Z’s newly launched Roc Nation label.

The rumors began yesterday (October 27) when an entertainment site reported that the superstar New Orleans emcee had signed with Jay-Z for a flat rate of $5 million, and would release a new version of Tha Carter III in early 2009.

Roc Nation is the cornerstone of Jay-Z’s $150 million partnership with concert promoter Live Nation. To date, Jay himself is the only Hip-Hop artist signed to the label.

The rebuttal comes as Wayne is receiving backlash from fans for missing two high-profile concert appearances in the last two days.

On Sunday October 26, Wayne abruptly no-showed a headline concert featuring Ludacris, T-Pain, and Rick Ross after being dissatisfied with the venue’s sound system. Continue reading

Scientists Say Honey Bees can Count to Four

via Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Researchers have discovered that honey bees can count to four, a report said here on Sunday.

A researcher from the University of Queensland put five markers inside a tunnel and placed nectar in one of them, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio reported.

Honey bees placed in the tunnel flew to the marker with the food, and would still fly to the same marker stripe when the food was removed.

“We find that if you train them to the third stripe, they will look subsequently in the third stripe,” researcher Mandyam Srinivasan said.

“If you train them to the fourth stripe, they will look the fourth stripe and so on. But their ability to count seems to go only up to four. They can’t count beyond four.

“The more we look at these creatures that have a brain the size of a sesame seed, the more astonished we are. They really have a lot of the capacities that we so-called higher human beings possess.”

The research was carried out jointly with Swedish researcher Marie Dacke.

 

 

Wanna Boost Economy? Send the Rich to Space

via Reuters

STAR CITY, Russia (Reuters) – At over $30 million a ticket it is not cheap, but rich adventurers will still pay for a dream trip into orbit despite a global financial crisis, U.S. space tourist Richard Garriott said Monday.

Three days after returning to Earth from a trip to the International Space Station, Garriott told a news briefing at Russia’s Star City space center that his journey had fulfilled a 30-year-old dream to fly into space.

“The launch of Soyuz TMA-13 was like a beautiful ballet. Strong, confident but also elegant,” the goateed 47-year-old said with a smile of the Soviet-era space rocket.

“I’m thrilled that after 30 years of work I have made it.”

Garriott, a video game businessman, paid more than $30 million for his 12-day trip to the International Space Station.

He is the son of a former U.S. astronaut and a board member in the company Space Adventures which sends space tourists into orbit. Continue reading

Coolio Hits New Low with Reality Series

via Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Has the classic TV family sitcom been replaced by the family-focused reality series? There’s a strong argument to be made with the premiere of “Coolio’s Rules,” starring a bumbling buffoon of a father and his four whiny kids, each with an outsized sense of entitlement.

Instead of playing characters, Coolio and his four kids (out of the six he has fathered) are characters. Exposing your kids to obvious ridicule on a women’s cable network might be unthinkable to most parents but not to Compton-born Coolio (a.k.a. Artis Leon Ivey Jr.).

With exposure from the show, Coolio may be able to revive a rap career that pretty much flatlined more than a decade ago. He might also launch a new career as the Ghetto Gourmet, complete with cookbook and catering service.

Coolio’s fame peaked in 1995 with the single and his second album, “Gangsta’s Paradise.” His two subsequent albums failed to chart. Appearances on “Celebrity Fear Factor,” “Celebrity Boot Camp” and “Celebrity Paranormal Project” did little to raise his public profile. This reality series, on the other hand, provides a platform for his new music video and a new album, both released earlier this month. Continue reading

Common Narrowly Escapes Shootout on Brooklyn Street

damn, AHH is reaching on this one…talk about bad publicity stunts

via Allhiphop

Chicago rap star Common was nearly a witness in a fatal shooting that has left one man dead and four people injured.

The incident occurred yesterday (October 27) afternoon near the intersection of 704 Fulton Street and South Oxford Street in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, NY.

According to eyewitness reports, two gunmen opened fire on a 19-year-old man who was waiting at the corner for the friend.

The man fled into a nearby hair salon, and was subsequently cornered and killed by the suspects.

In the fusillade of 30 shots, four innocent bystanders in the shop were hit including an off duty police officer.

Witnesses also allege one of the killers fired a coup de grace shot to the head to make sure the victim perished. Afterward, the suspects fled in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe.

Common, a regular of the establishment, had just received a hair cut hours before the murder, stated Dana Jeter, a representative for the star’s record label. Continue reading

Eminem Album Release Date Not Confirmed

via HipHopDX

Hip Hop fans were buzzing yesterday as various media outlets reported Eminem’s upcoming album to be released on December 23.

The album, which was listed as Relapse per Eminem’s previous statements [click to read], is now listed as “TBD” and with no release date attached to it.

During a release party for his autobiography, The Way I Am, Em also released a freestyle called “I’m Having a Relapse,” [click to listen] which is not confirmed to be a track on the album, contrary to some reports.

As previously reported, while there is no release date for Relapse, Dr. Dre is expected to handle the majority of its production and DJ Premier has also contributed at least one song [click to read

[video] In Defense of ACORN

Hold the presses! As we embark on the final lap of a long-winded Presidential Election, be aware of the scapegoating of ACORN.  The accusations that are being made against this agency is ludicrous in it’s implications.  Even if someone is filing for voter registration under the name of Icabob Crane, if Mr. Crane doesn’t show up with an I.D. and vote then there is no fraud involved. The Republican’s are now making baseless accusations about the millions of lower-income voters this agency has signed up.  That’s like calling the kettle black, when one takes into account the two elections that were stolen at the hands of Republican henchmen (Diebold anyone?).  We have substantial info that points to the Republican ruse to steal this election as well, and one of the integral parts of that scheme involves scapegoating ACORN and disenfranshising the minority vote. STAY TUNED…

U.S. Pilot says He was Ordered to Shoot Down UFO

via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Two U.S. fighter planes were scrambled and ordered to shoot down an unidentified flying object (UFO) over the English countryside during the Cold War, according to secret files made public on Monday.

One pilot said he was seconds away from firing 24 rockets at the object, which moved erratically and gave a radar reading like “a flying aircraft carrier.”

The pilot, Milton Torres, now 77 and living in Miami, said it spent periods motionless in the sky before reaching estimated speeds of more than 7,600 mph.

After the alert, a shadowy figure told Torres he must never talk about the incident and he duly kept silent for more than 30 years.

His story was among dozens of UFO sightings in defense ministry files released at the National Archives in London.

In a written account, Torres described how he scrambled his F-86 D Sabre jet in calm weather from the Royal Air Force base at Manston, Kent in May 1957. Continue reading

Chinese Paper Claims US Used Dollar to Weaken Global Economy

This isn’t good news for global markets, especially since China holds to biggest reserve of Federal Reserve Notes outside of the US.  They directly dictate the fluctuation of the markets, so if they are expressing zero confidence in the dollar and calling for a ‘one-world’ currency (Got Amero’s?) then that spells bad news for anyone still clinging on to worthless fiat.

via Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States has plundered global wealth by exploiting the dollar’s dominance, and the world urgently needs other currencies to take its place, a leading Chinese state newspaper said on Friday.

The front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the People’s Daily said that Asian and European countries should banish the U.S. dollar from their direct trade relations for a start, relying only on their own currencies.

A meeting between Asian and European leaders, starting on Friday in Beijing, presented the perfect opportunity to begin building a new international financial order, the newspaper said.

The People’s Daily is the official newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party. The Chinese-language overseas edition is a small circulation offshoot of the main paper.

Its pronouncements do not necessarily directly voice leadership views. But the commentary, as well as recent comments, amount to a growing chorus of Chinese disdain for Washington’s economic policies and global financial dominance in the wake of the credit crisis. Continue reading

The “Skinhead” Plot to Kill Obama

via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two white supremacist skinheads were arrested in Tennessee over plans to go on a killing spree and eventually shoot Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, court documents showed on Monday.

Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman were charged in a criminal complaint with making threats against a presidential candidate, illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun and conspiracy to rob a gun dealer.

The plot did not appear to be very advanced or sophisticated, the court documents showed.

“We’re unsure of their ability or if they have the wherewithal to carry out any of their threats,” said a source close to the investigation.

Obama would be the first black president in U.S. history if he defeats Republican John McCain in the November 4 election. Concerns about Obama’s safety led the Secret Service to provide round-the-clock protection from early in his campaign. Continue reading

Body of child found on South Side may be Julian King, Jennifer Hudson’s Nephew

I am definitely not happy with reporting this news. This is a such tragedy and I can’t imagine how someone could do this to such a seemingly nice family. There is no justice in this world.

via Sun Times

The body of a male child was found Friday morning on the South Side, authorities said.

The body of a male child, about 7 years-old, was found on the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities said the child may be 7-year-old Julian King, who went missing from the crime scene Friday where the bodies of the mother and brother of Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found in their home in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue.

A white Chevrolet Suburban SUV was also found on the scene, according to media reports, police declined to comment on those reports as of 8:20 a.m.

About 3 p.m. Friday, the bodies of 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, Jennifer Hudson’s mother and 29-year-old Jason Hudson, her brother, were found at the 7000 block of South Yale, inside their home, police said. The shooting is believed to be domestic-related. Neighbors said they heard gunshots between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday morning, authorities said.

A family member found the bodies. The mother was found on the living room floor; the brother was found in a bedroom. The crime didn’t appear to be a robbery, police said, and the door to the home was not locked when the family member arrived.

After the two bodies were found, missing from the crime scene was Donerson’s grandson, 7-year-old Julian, who was possibly taken from the house in the Englewood neighborhood, Chicago police said. He was in a white 1994 Chevrolet Suburban SUV with Illinois license plate X584859, police said.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.

[video] Jim Jones makes cameo on “Crash” ft. Dennis Hopper

Airs tonight on Starz @ 10 PM.

From the producers of the Academy Award®-winning Best Motion Picture, “Crash” is a provocative new 13-episode drama series premiering on Starz October 17th. Starring an ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper, the series looks at the way different lives intersect and collide in the melting pot of L.A.

The drama features a disparate group of Los Angelenos, including maverick record producer Ben Cendars (Dennis Hopper); impulsive cop Kenny Battaglia (Ross McCall); his actress-turned-police officer partner Bebe Arcel (Arlene Tur); frustrated Brentwood mom Christine Emory (Clare Carey); her pre-bust real-estate developer husband Peter Emory (D.B. Sweeney); former gang member-turned-EMT Eddie Choi (Brian Tee); Ben’s street-smart driver Anthony Adams (Jocko Sims); illegal Guatemalan immigrant Cesar Uman (Luis Chavez); and cocky, hot-tempered detective Axel Finet (Nick Tarabay).

Obama Shatters Yet Another Record

This guy definitely smells like a winner.

via Fox Embed Producers

DENVER – Less than ten days after Barack Obama held the biggest political rally in U.S. history in St. Louis, he surpassed his own record in the Mile High City.

“Well over 100,000″ showed up to his rally near the state capitol, according to the Denver Police Department.

Looking out at the crowd, Obama said, “Do you ever have small crowds in Denver? Goodness gracious!”

Jim Jones Brings His Solo Act to Broadway

via SOHH
His cameo in the action thriller, Righteous Kill, was just the beginning of Jim Jones‘ new acting career. In this SOHH exclusive the rapper reveals his plans to star in a one-man play, talk about his upcoming appearance on the TV series, Crash and recall his recent run-ins with Brooke Shields and Dennis Hopper.

With his major label debut dropping on Columbia Records early next year and a documentary on his life in the works, Jim Jones has plans to use one more medium to tell his story. This November, the Harlem rapper will star in a one-man play, entitled Hip-Hop Monologues, in Manhattan’s theater district.

“We say it’s like a glorified listening session but it now has really turned into a musical, to a real live play,” Jones told SOHH. “It’s a one-man theatrical with characters to help me paint the picture, which is my life and things that I’ve been through.”

The performance, which will run on November 12th and 13th, features a live band and a select group of additional actors. Continue reading

[video] Obama vs. Curtis- Black on Both Sides?

Kudos to Byron Hurt for producing this clip which takes a look at the dichotomy of Barack Obama and 50 Cent, and what they both represent in terms of ‘black male masculinity.’ He successfully poses and answers the lingering questions that have been on the tips of tongues ever since Curtis became the poster boy for “thuggism” in America, only to be rivaled by the updated, overnight emergence of Barack Obama, the new HNIC. Does one cancel out the other? Do they both compliment one another? What do they have in common?

This comparison is interesting in that above all things, 50 has always represented the true ethos of the “Black Republican” in Hip Hop, coincidently enough him being born on George Bush’s birthday almost made them bedfellows and Curtis has expressed his approval of Dubya’s gangsterism on more than one occasion. He’s even gone as far as to endorse Hillary over Obama. Maybe he knew that the coming of the Age of Obama really means the ending of an era for the Super Thug. Nonetheless, this clip is on point.

Source: SOHH

[audio] KANYE- Robocop

Okay, if I remain mute than I am forfeiting my obligation to our readership. It is brutally obvious to me that Kanye is buckling under the weight of stardom and this album is his attempt to shake the fleas off.  On this venture  he’s embarking on he knows that only his stans will follow this movement.  He is middle-fingering the rest of us who came to know ‘Ye for his rhyming skills (or gradual growth of those skills).  Maybe he should change the title of his album and swap with Curtis for the “Before I Self Destruct” tag.

[Op-Ed] Three Reasons Why Hip-Hop Needs Cam’ron (by King Jerm)

via Nappy Afro

After seeing the response of my last column, I decided to bring it back again. This time we are discussing why Hip-Hop needs Cam’ron. I know a lot of you are shaking your heads right now, but trust me, WE NEED CAM! That is what has been missing over the last year. A lack of Cam spells a lull in Hip-Hop, and he might just be what the doctor ordered to get the game going back in the right direction.

1. Swagger is at an all time low. With all these rappers talking about “Swagger Like Us”, no one has swagger like Cam! We all know Cam invented “Swag Rap” so how can they have swag if they don’t have Cam? Maybe Jay needs to holler at Cam for his version of “Swagger Like Us” if he really wants to do big numbers. Cam used to rock seven chains at any given time with a purple mink coat, with some fur lined Air Force Ones, and driving a purple Lambo! Now who has swagger like that?

2. Rappers need a makeover. Look at the current trend in Hip-Hop, you have the “Rockstar” look, the “Hipster” look, and you got that “80’s” look, but neither one of these styles can compare to the style that Cam brings to the table. Who else had the hardest dude on the block wearing pink? In fact, who is the reason that pink became fashionable for guys? Cam is the answer to both of those questions. Dudes wasn’t wearing purses when Cam was the “epitome” of fashion in Hip-Hop!

3. There isn’t any comedy in Hip-Hop anymore. You people remember when Cam was beefing with someone. Why was that some of the funniest material you ever heard? “How is a camel riding another Camel?” Or this one: “you look like a gorilla with rabbit teeth!” Say what you will about Cam and his rhymes, but the guy comes with straight comedy to his foes. Remember when he had O’Reilly all hot under the collar on his own show. “You mad…you mad…you mad!” The game needs this humor again.

I gave you my reasons why we need Cam’ron, and I hope he is reading this and gearing up for his big comeback. After hearing some of his latest material, I hope he takes it back to the blueprint on what made him a household name in the first place. Cam if you are listening…WE NEED YOU BACK! COME BACK AND SAVE HIP-HOP!

[video] Obermann Ethers McCain Campaign for Ashley Todd Hoax

I’m surprised this story isn’t getting more traction. A white volunteer tries to pull a ‘Willie Norton/Tawana Brawley’ on the Obama campaign and she gets exposed as a fraud.  Even FOX brass says that if this is proven to be fraudulent than this spells the end of the McCain presidency, which will forever be tagged with the stain of race-baiting.  Well, that fat lady needs to bring her big ass out and get to singing.

Brooklyn DA Opens Up Probe of Claims NYPD Sexually Assaulted Another Man in Brooklyn

via CBS TV

A 24-year-old man who claims he was sodomized by a group of New York City police officers talks for the first time on camera, to CBS 2 HD.

“I was violated,” Michael Mineo said.

Last Wednesday, police say 24-year-old Mineo tried to get away from them after he was spotted smoking marijuana outside a Brooklyn train station. Mineo said he was tackled by two cops near the token booth — it was about 12:30 in the afternoon — and that three other cops also appeared. Mineo’s lawyers said while one officer held him down, the other pulled down his pants, and then, allegedly, shoved part of a walkie-talkie into his rectum.

“How do you think I’m supposed to feel?” Mineo asked through tears.

The NYPD is fighting back against the allegations of police brutality. Five officers are being investigated after a man claimed they sexually assaulted him.

In a statement, Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said: “His assertion that he was sodomized is not supported by independent civilian witnesses on the scene.” Continue reading

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Obama Presidency

via Breitbart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s qualifications to be president.

U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick on Friday night rejected the suit by attorney Philip J. Berg, who alleged that Obama was not a U.S. citizen and therefore ineligible for the presidency. Berg claimed that Obama is either a citizen of his father’s native Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia after he moved there as a boy.

Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother and a Kenyan father. His parents divorced and his mother married an Indonesian man.

Internet-fueled conspiracy theories question whether Obama is a “natural-born citizen” as required by the Constitution for a presidential candidate and whether he lost his citizenship while living abroad.

Surrick ruled that Berg lacked standing to bring the case, saying any harm from an allegedly ineligible candidate was “too vague and its effects too attenuated to confer standing on any and all voters.”

Jennifer Hudson’s Mother and Brother Murdered

via Huffington Post

Still developing…..

Tragic news for singer and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson reports TMZ.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Jennifer Hudson’s mother was one of two victims shot and killed in Chicago earlier today.
A neighbor tells TMZ the other victim was Jennifer’s brother Jason. A cousin who lived nearby discovered the bodies.

We’re told the two bodies were found dead on the scene at 2:44 PM. When the fire department arrived and discovered the bodies, police were brought in and the home was declared a crime scene.

There is also a report it may be a domestic dispute, as a 7-year-old girl is missing:

A Chicago police spokeswoman also said a 7-year-old child was reported missing, as is a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plate No. X584859, from that location.
According to public records, the home is owned by Darnell Donerson, Jennifer Hudson’s mother.

Jennifer Hudson is not injured, her bodyguard told the Tribune before referring all questions to a publicist.

One of the victims was a woman in her 50s who was shot in the head and the other was a 29-year-old man who was shot in the chest, according to a spokesman for the Cook County

Diddy to Be the Pope for Halloween

Source : Nahright

The master of self promotion never ceases to amaze.

Diddy to Be the Pope for Halloween

via NY Mag

Last night, at 1Oak, at a party thrown to celebrate Diddy’s new gig as a cover model for this month’s L’Uomo Vogue, we ran into the man himself. Since we’ve always been fans of Diddy’s style, we inquired as to how he would be dressing for the upcoming Halloween holiday. “I’m going to be the Pope,” he told us, stone-faced. We laughed and laughed, but it suddenly became very obvious that he was, in fact, completely serious: “Yes, I already bought the costume,” he said. “The robe and the hat. I got it from a secondhand costume store in Los Angeles.”

Most Dangerous Block In U.S.? Mail Delivery Halted

via CBS 2

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) ― Dozens of mailboxes remain empty after the post office suspends service in one south suburban neighborhood. Some people get angry when their mail is late. But in Harvey, people have been waiting for days and days. They’re not getting any mail at all. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports that one mail carrier in Harvey feels threatened.

The U.S. Post Office seems to think that this is one of the most dangerous blocks in the country. People who live on it say they haven’t gotten any mail delivered to their homes in almost two weeks.

Venus Jones is one of them.

“Between robberies and shootings and delayed police response, several things going on, that would make it unsafe,” said Harvey resident Venus Jones. Continue reading

UPDATE: SHE WAS LYING!!

via The Pittsburgh Channel

PITTSBURGH — A 20-year-old woman who was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield was also maimed by her attacker, police said.

Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard tells Channel 4 Action News that the victim was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night outside of a Citizens Bank near Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m.

Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

Richard said the woman refused medical treatment after the assault, which happened outside the view of the bank’s surveillance cameras.

The robber is described as a dark-skinned black man, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 200 pounds with a medium build, short black hair and brown eyes. The man was wearing dark colored jeans, a black undershirt and black shoes.

The Obama-Biden campaign released a statement, commenting on the attack. The statement said “Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery, and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”

Ponahalo Diamonds Sell for $6 Million

via Upscale Swagger

Ponahalo Diamonds definitely represent top-grade quality. The precious stones are approximately 102 and 70 carats. The stones sold for a high amount of $6.16 million by winning bidder Mr Amer Radwan of Dubai. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Russell Simmons’ Diamond Empowerment Fund, benefiting educational programs in Africa.

Editor’s Note: It’s a f*cking shame that they continue to perpetuate the rape and plunder of Africa’s natural resources in the name of Capitalism.  This ain’t no different than what Bush is doing in Iraq, or any other foreign occupation of someone elses resources.  The proceeds from this can feed a village for decades and I don’t wanna hear squat about Russell Simmons is making sure proceeds go back to the village. With all this international intervention done on the behalf of “oppressed” people I’m hoping Obama will impose a relief mission to the Mother Land to get these blood suckers up outta there. I’ll personally strap up and go dump on some of these multinationals, like DeBeers, Oppenhiemers, Rothchilds…see a pattern here?

 

The 2008 Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra Is Worth $5 Million!

via Upscale Swagger

Supermodel Adriana Lima models Victoria’s Secret 2008 Black Diamond Fantasy Bra. The Fantasy Bra is encrusted with 3,900 precious gems, including thousands of tiny black diamonds, 117 one carat round diamonds, and 34 rubies. With all those diamonds you can’t expect it to be anywhere near cheap, the bra is worth $5 Million. 

Check out last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra

Bloomberg Gets His Wish, Set To Rule NYC For 4 More Years

We here in NYC knew this was gonna happen. Trust me too many people aren’t up in arms over this at all. He will win in a landslide. Money, Power, Respect in its all its glory.

via CBS

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bid to run for a third term got the all-clear Thursday when the City Council voted to allow term limits to be extended from 8 to 12 years.

Emotional and often outspoken council members voted 29-22 in favor of the extension that now allows officeholders three consecutive four-year terms. About two-thirds of the City Council is currently in their second term.

In a statement released by Bloomberg shortly after the decision was announced, he said he was pleased with the council’s vote.

“Today, the majority of the City Council decided to give the people of New York a fuller choice in the November, 2009 election. I believe that was the right choice, and I want to thank Speaker Quinn for her leadership.

“Those of us who work on both sides of City Hall must now move forward with the important decisions that face us, particularly finding ways to soften the fallout from the economic downturn and balancing our budget as revenues decline. We have a lot of work to do together to get New York through these tough times.”

FULL STORY HERE…

Bun B x Greedy Genius Cool Breeze Vader Release

via Hypebeast

The mash-up between hip-hip artist Bun B of UGK and Greedy Genius previewed back in August has now hit select accounts. Taking a simple design approach, the Cool Breeze high tops sport a black patent leather upper alongside perforated leather panels with grey accenting. The special tag honoring his fallen comrade, Pimp C, is not seen on this version although chances are it maybe be included. Grab yours now at the David Z online shop.

Source: Nice Kicks

[video] WTF? Passa Passa Gone Wild! Girls Grinding on Horses?

Yo, WTF are they feeding them negroes over there in Jamaica? I overhear elders telling the youth in Harlem, ‘boy you gotta pull them pants up, we bouts to have a black president.’ The notion is that people of ‘color’ have to clean up their act and refrain from all embarrassing behavior until Mr. Obama assumes his position.  But these negroes need Christ in their life, a f*ckin miracle intervention is the only thing that will save these folk from themselves.  Call me old school, but dutty wining in a tree?  On horseback?  Under a car?  This sh*t is buffonery.  Just shoot the porno already, why don’t ya!

Obama’s $150 Million Election Spree

via Business Week

When college football fans watch the big Penn State vs. Ohio State game on Saturday, Oct. 25, there will be more going on than smash-mouth football. There will be smash-mouth politics, at least during the advertising breaks. It’s the best chance before the Nov. 4 election for Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to reach male voters, especially white male voters in two of the remaining swing states, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Senator Obama (D-Ill.), who raised $150 million in the month of September and may do nearly as well in October, will dominate the game’s broadcast in Pennsylvania, according to Paul Roda, national sales manager of Harrisburg (Pa.) ABC affiliate WHTM. “There will be a lot of Obama, and more politics than any other single category, I believe,” says Roda. It’s the same story for the ABC affiliates in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, where the two candidates are battling for every vote. Continue reading