Saturday, January 13, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Proof of Longevity: From local newspaper records; also GE engineers researched it. Was donated to the Fire Department in 1901 by Dennis Bernal who owned the Livermore Power and Light Co.
Vital Statistics: Approximate wattage-4 watts. Left burning continuously in firehouse as a nightlight over the fire trucks.
Recognition: Declared the oldest known working lightbulb by Guinness Book of World Records.
His body continues to lie in a sealed casket in his home in South Carolina. Starting to become a freak show.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Fortunately Canadians are not behind this threat. China, Russia or even France — all said to actively run espionage operations inside Canada with enough sophistication to produce such technology. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (similar to the FBI) said it knew nothing about the coins.
Canada's largest coins include its $2 "Toonie" (see picture) which is more than 1-inch across and thick enough to hide a tiny transmitter. The CIA has acknowledged its own spies have used hollow, U.S. silver-dollar coins to hide messages and film.
I bet they will be on Ebay in the not too near future. But if you are in the market for a good spy camera check out this site.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Decima surveyed 1,028 Canadians from Jan. 4-8 and found that 47 per cent wanted a Democrat to replace Bush in the White House in 2008, compared with just 12 per cent who wanted a Republican. Forty-two per cent didn't offer an opinion.
The Democratic option found favour, relative to Republicans, in every region of the country - including Alberta (the most conservative province) - and among self-identified Conservative voters. People who voted Conservative in the last election chose the Democratic option over a Republican by a 41-24 split.
The 1998 McGwire / Sosa home run chase is credited with saving baseball. I don't know if I'll go that far but it did serve as a huge turnaround for the game.McGwire never testing positive for banned substances or admitting to using them. The only substance he admitted to using was andro which was not banned at the time. McGwire ruined a reputation he took a lifetime to build by not admitting he ever used steroids and refusing to deny that he used them. There is no proof whatsoever that Mark McGwire broke the rules that existed during the years he played Major League Baseball. There remains only the terrible advice he received in regard to his testimony at the March 18, 2005 Congressional Steroid Hearings.
10. Meryl Streep
9. Sandra Oh
8. Tori Spelling
7. Sharon Stone
6. Paula Abdul
5. Mariah Carey
4. Christina Aguilera
3. Lindsay Lohan
2. Camilla Parker-Bowles
1. Britney and Paris (what a surprise - a tie)
I noticed the unholy trinity (Britney, Paris and Lindsay) are right at the bottom of the list. What a shocker huh.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Watched the latest installment of The Apprentice which has a few new twists and changes to the format. The reality show has moved from New York to Los Angeles. Donald Trump has ditched his two boardroom sidekicks Caroline Kepcher and George Ross. Instead he is using his daughter Ivanka and the team leader of the winning team as his "firing" advisors. Another change is the team leader remains in place until the project team loses a task. Finally, the winning team stays in a fabulous mansion on the hill and the losers get the tent out back with port-a-potties. I found this aspect to be a little lame. The losers look over a hedge to watch the losers floating in the pool with drinks. This appears to be something imported by Mark Burnett from Survivor.
Ratings have been declining which is why so many changes were introduced this season. Despite the changes and the publicity surrounding Trumps feud with Rosie O'Donnell and the Miss USA controversy, ratings were still poor.
This season's bold and beautiful candidates look as if they just stepped off the Hollywood back lot including the usual millionaires, attorneys, Harvard alumni and even an Olympic gold medalist. Deemed to be a pompous intellectual who just wouldn't fit into The Trump Organization's "nitty-gritty" world, Martin Clarke, a 37-year-old attorney and professor from Atlanta, GA, was the first candidate fired during the first episode. The alternative was the losing team's project manager, Frank Lombardi. He's an impulsive loudmouth with great enthusiasm but will never be The Apprentice. However, Trump will keep him around for rating purposes.
Finally, Trump's hair never looked worse. What is with that?
Monday, January 08, 2007
2. Elvis Presley - $42 million
3. Charles Schultz - $35 million
4. John Lennon - $24 million
5. Albert Einstain - $20 million
6. Andy Warhol - $19 million
7. Dr. Seuss - $10 million
8. Ray Charles - $10 million
9. Marilyn Monroe - $8 million
10. Johnny Cash - $8 million
Capital police arrested the twin daughters of the President at 1:30 am outside the Kitty Katz Disco on Lincoln Avenue. Both were reportedly nearly naked when Jenna, according to eyewitnesses, threw a newspaper vendor machine through the club's front window, breaking it. "I heard Jenna scream, 'Thank God Saddam's f--king dead because he tried to kill grandpa!', and then all hell broke loose,"
Todd Yuoung, a Kitty Katz bouncer said. "She picked up the vendor machine and hurled it through the window, and then Barbara kicked out the rest of the window glass. "Patrons said the twins had gotten "very drunk" and began to challenge each other to strip off their clothing. Witnesses said both women, aged 25, used obscene language in describing the execution of Saddam as they stripped. "They were cursing like crazy, topless, and down to their panties when they ran out into the street," Yuoung said. "They wrestled and punched each other and screamed a lot just before police showed up. Both were singing the National Anthem when they were handcuffed. "Police had trouble subduing the intoxicated twins, forcing one officer to use a taser stun gun on them, a police spokesperson said. Secret Service agents protecting the twins said they were unsuccessful in calming them down, but patrons reported the agents stood by and did nothing to stop them. "The Secret Service agents just laughed and said things like, 'We're happy Saddam's dead and you deserve to celebrate,' " one patron, a young woman, told Reuters. Witnesses said police had to finally stop the disturbance. "They were fighting us hard and we decided to put them down with a taser to prevent any serious injuries," the police spokesperson said.
Capital police refused to comment on reports that Secret Service agents encouraged the women. The White House Press Secretary's office said they had no immediate comment. "No one was seriously injured during the hour-long disturbance, but some patrons said Jenna had a "black eye" and Barbara was bleeding from her nose.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
my scientific inquiry on the holocaust
this is, like, my paper on the holocaust and i hope that my brothers and sisters in
i don’t like jews for a lot of reasons, like, because they lie a lot. so if a jew says something, it’s a lie! so if they said that there was a holocaust, then that means there wasn’t a holocaust. so, that’s the proof!
but I need to write more because this is an academic paper and it counts towards my phd. and i don’t want to be cheap with words. that’s what the cheap jews do!
so, what is the holocaust? the holocaust happened a long time ago. i mean, if it happened at all. you know, it didn’t really happen, but i’m writing about how it would have happened if it did happen! you know, like oj’s book. he was so framed by white people! but he went on to write about what how he did what he didn’t do – and I’m writing about how the holocaust happened, though it didn’t happen.
so, it was a long long time ago, like maybe 1970 or something – when the jews were being, like REAL pains in the ass of europe, and until I wrote that last sentence, i didn’t even know that
and the holocaust was like preparation-h to get rid of the eurohoids. (not that i would know about preparation-h. that’s the kind of shit my dumb-ass grandparents use!)
so the europeans said to the jews: “look jews, please stop being mean to us and saying hurtful things to us and eating animal meat, ok?” and that’s it! that’s the whole holocaust, if it happened.
and after that so-called “holocaust”, the jews then started murdering palestinian babies to drink their blood for their holiday rituals. and then they would sit in their zionist jewish centers tearing the raw flesh of palestinian babies with their devil-claws while plotting to destroy the whole world with their network of world slavery and global capitalism. like, redundant? slavery and capitalism? jew and imperialist murderer?
so science once again proves that the holocaust didn’t happen and that the jews are a bunch of trouble-fucks.
this was the best fucking paper! awesome!
Israel denies plan to hit Iran enrichment plant with tactical nukes
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem denied Sunday a report in the British media that Israel has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran's uranium enrichment facilities with conventional and tactical nuclear weapons. Citing what it said were several Israel Defense Forces sources, the British newspaper The Sunday Times said two Israel Air Force squadrons had been training to blow up an enrichment plant in Natanz using low-yield nuclear "bunker busters." Two other sites, a heavy water plant at Arak and a uranium conversion plant at Isfahan, would be targeted with conventional bombs, the Sunday Times said.
IAF pilots have flown to Gibraltar in recent weeks to train for the 2,000 mile round-trip to the Iranian targets, the Sunday Times said, and three possible routes to Iran have been mapped out including one over Turkey.
I had always said this was going to happen in 2007. I just worry about the aftermath/
One of Ontario's largest ski resorts, Blue Mountain, has just laid off 1300 workers in the middle of the winter season for the first time in the resort's 65-year history. The resort has had spells of unseasonably warm weather in past winters, but until this year has always had enough snow to stay open. This could also be the first year that Toronto doesn't open its ski hills. In Toronto, two city-run ski hills that were to have opened on Dec. 18 remain closed costing the city some $300,000 in revenue. The same goes for communities dependent on snowmobile trails and ice fishing huts to bring tourists in the winter.
Then there is the melting ice cap (see my earlier post). The Ayles Ice Shelf that recently broke clear 16 months ago from the coast of Ellesmere Island is frozen for the winter. The risk is that next summer, as that sea ice melts, this large ice island can then move itself around off the coast and one potential path for it is to make its way westward toward the Beaufort Sea, and the Beaufort Sea is where there is lots of oil and gas exploration, oil rigs and shipping.
Climatic change is endangering animal and plant life. The Bush administration took action last week to help the world's shrinking polar bear population, announcing that the animals may soon be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Warmer than normal temperatures, however, have caused the sea ice there to melt which polar bears live on. Habitat loss has resulted in polar bears' losing weight, drowning, and starving to death. Fewer cubs have been able to survive the changing conditions. For example, the polar bear population in western Hudson Bay in Canada experienced a 22-percent decrease from 1987 to 1994. And biologists have been saying for years that warmer temperatures are contributing to declining fish stocks.
Rising seas attributed to global warming have submerged Lohachara island, once the home to 10,000 people. Uninhabited Suparibhanga has also vanished, while the inhabited island of Ghoramara has lost two thirds of its area to the rising seas in the Bay of Bengal. As a result, global warming has created 70,000 climate refugees. Rising sea levels have already caused the people of the Carteret Islands near New Guinea to start evacuating their homes. They were thought to be the first climate refugees caused by rising sea level. Other island nations such as the Maldives, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, and Kiribati are imminently threatened.