Friday, April 30, 2010

Crystal Bowersox Offered Free Dental Services

Below is an actual letter sent to "American Idol" frontrunner Crystal Bowersox this week. To my knowledge, Crystal has not yet responded.



Wow. That bites, indeed. I don't necessarily fault the dentist for offering free services, especially since this dentist claims to be a fan. But I question the dentist's altruistic motives because the DDS went public with this letter--even hiring a publicist to solicit "Idol"instead of just sending Crystal a private letter and waiting for a response. If this dentist's sole intention was to help Crystal, then such a press release would have never gone out. So the whole thing is a little distasteful and suspicious.
Crystal may not possess a mouthful of BriteSmile pearly whites, like most pop stars, but she's managed to amass a huge fanbase with her imperfect grin and near-perfect vocals. That's reason alone for her to keep on smiling. And if, after she probably wins the whole show, she chooses to pull an Elliott Yamin and get her teeth done, that's fine.
By then, she'll be able to afford to pay for the best cosmetic dentistry money can buy.

Ten Year Old Survives Sting From World's Most Venomous Creature "WTF"

Many people are amazed that 10-year-old Rachel Shardlow is alive . The Australian girl was swimming off the north coast of Queensland earlier this week when she was stung by an Australian box jellyfish - believed to be the world's most venomous creature.
Shardlow's 13-year-old brother pulled her from the water, and she fell unconscious only moments later. Miraculously, she survived, her only apparent injuries being severe scarring on her leg (pictured above), caused by a combination of the jellyfish's harpoon-like tentacles and the highly lethal venom, as well as some short-term memory loss.
Shardlow was lucky. Some say her survival has rewritten medical history, comparing it to the three people worldwide who have survived rabies, which is fatal in all cases.The sting of the box jellyfish is so powerful and venomous , victims will often go into shock within minutes, and may die of heart failure before they can receive medical assistance.The box jellyfish's venom attacks the heart, nervous system and the skin cells.
Michael Watters, Ph.D., a marine neurotoxicology expert out of the University of Hawaii and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), says Australian box jellyfish stings have about a 20 % mortality rate. The toxin the jellyfish release into the bloodstream essentially causes victims to lose muscle control, including respiration.
Stephen Epstein, M.D., an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a spokeman for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) , says one reason severe box jellyfish stings prove so deadly is because victims are stung in the water and not able to get out of the water before they go into shock. this is one creature you don't want to encounter in the wild, he says. It can cause very rapid death.
Australian box jellyfish live primarily in the coastal waters off northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are most numerous during Australia's rainy season from November through April, and they tend to congregate near the mouths of rivers (which is where Shardlow was stung) and creeks. Often beaches are closed to swimmers during the rainy season, precisely because of the box jellyfish threat. Jeffrey Sankoff, M.D. an emergency physician at Denver Health Medical Center, has traveled in Australia a great deal and wonders what Shardlow was doing in the water in the first place, there are huge signs everywhere telling you to stay out the water.
The box jellyfish's transparent body is relatively small ( measuring only inches in length), but it's dozen or so tentacles can grow as long as 10 feet. The creature packs a powerful toxic punch, and there is anti-venom available, but access to it promptly is key.
There are no box jellyfish in the waters off the continental United States, but if you're traveling in the Indo-Pacific, be wary, and if you or someone you know should be stung, take action immediately. Emergency physicians recommend the following:
1..Get the victim out of thewater as quickly as possible.
2..Seek medical help immediately, as time and access to anti-toxin is crucial in surviving an attack.
3..Flood the stings with vinegar, and be sure to soak the stung areas and the tentacles with vinegar and/or hot water for about 10 minutes before attempting to remove the tentacles.
4..Remove the tentacles with a tweezer or stick, and use gloves or a towel, as the darts on the ends of the tentacles likely contain venom.
5..You can use a pressure dressing , like an ACE bandage around the sting areas on arms and legs ( just be careful not to cut off blood flow ), as this decreases the spread of the toxin.
6.. If the vicim stops breathing or isn't showing a pulse, adminster CPR.
My spin on this:Be careful, very careful in all waters ...beaches /or lakes you never know what's lurking in those waters.
Kicking back and keeping it real.

Whitney Can't Hit the High Notes

What has happened to whitney Houston? Singer Whitney Houston kicked off the British leg of her tour late on Tuesday after cancelling a string of gigs due to illness, but some critics were less than impressed with her performance.
"Houston, we still have a problem" was the conclusion of the bestselling tabloid the Sun on Wednesday in a brief review of the 46-year-old's concert in Birmingham.
"It was not the performance fans were hoping for."

In Manchester, 'I Will Always Love You' will live long in the memory, and not for the right reasons. Houston appeared short of breath throughout the show which she blamed on a cold and the air conditioning. She asked for the air to be turned off. She could not hit or hold the high notes
in the performance of her classic 'I Will Always Love You'. Spectators booed and many walked out.
She has denied falling back into drug use. Even though she has been seen in the company of her former husband, Bobby Brown and her family wants to do an intervention.

Honey you can't take ten years off, abuse your health and your voice, not keep in practice and expect to get on stage and sing effortlessly , like a bird.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sandra Bullock : MeeT My Baby !

The media scoundrels think they're know-it-alls. But Sandra Bullock proved them wrong this week when the actress we have all been paying so much attention to for the past month appeared on the cover of PEOPLE magazine with her new baby boy Louis Bardo Bullock - who she adopted in January. Yeah, do the math. That's three months ago !
With all the scrutiny surrounding Sandy's mattiage, how did they possibly miss such a monumental event in the actress life. Well, this proves that no matter how well the media think they know our celebrities, their insight into their lives is often strickly limited by what they want the media to know.
"Obviously Sandra Bullock has a very tight circle around her of family and friends.," explains Hollywood Life senior reportr Corynne Steindler. "Everyone aaaumed she was hiding out because of the humiliation Jesse James brought upon her, so I don't think anyone imagined there was another reason for her secrecy ! A new baby is such a happy thing, and now we all know that she wasn't being ashamed or hiding out in embarrassment - she was a mother protecting her newborn. Adoption documents are obviously kept private , but the paper trail to maintain a secert this big had to be a long one. Sandra had been working on this adoption for four years, and yet no one who dissects such things was any the wiser. That means that nearly everyone around her is fiercely loyal and that some of the folks involved obviously signed serious confidentiality agreements.
She most likely had all parties involved sign non-disclosures that probably carried with it a hefty dollar amount if any information was revealed. Shandra may have also used a fake name, as many stars do like when they travel and stay in hotels, explains 'Cult of Celebrity' author Cooper Lawrence.
Then, there's the divorce filing, which is generally public record and free for every person - and news agency - to peruse. Bullock kept the tabloids and bloggers off her back by going rogue, in a sense, adding a bit of mystery to her divorce filings.
In the papers, which TMZ has, Bullock uses her initials (backwards ) "B.A.S" instead of a name for herself, and also refers to Jesse under his initials,"J.G.J." Strangely, the document also states that "there is no child under eighteen years of age or otherwise entitled to support who was born or adopted of this marriage and none is expected.
The story has had magazine editors shaking their heads all morning . I spoke to one who was unable to stop yelling, What the F !" There have been paparazzi on Sandra's behind since the lead-in to Oscar season and more so after Jesse James indiscretions were made public. You can bet those paps were trying desperately to shoot inside her house and her backyard ! Stars can't protect themselves from most thingd, but like a lion will do anything for it's cubs, a mama can find ways to shield her baby from the tabloids.
"A woman can't always protect herself from her Nazi-loving girlfriends, but she can protect the sanctity of the bond with her child, particularly at such an important , formative moment of their relationship," explains Katherine Rosman, author of the memoir ' If You Knew Suzy,' which is about her own bond she had with her late mother. Stay tuned : the saga continues.
My spin on the good news: Way to go Sandra, keep your business close to the chest...when you are ready, that's the time to let the media know. What a beautiful baby and he will be a joy to you keep him close to your heart and he will make you proud. Sandra you are like the gril next door , wholesome and very down to earth, you are a lady in all sense of the word and Jesse James with his low-life a** don't deserve you, he's beneath you so let him crawl back under the rock with his tattooed gal-pals.

Food Art...It Speaks to You


Fruity affection

Someone had way too much time on their hands

Size matters

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Noah's Ark Discovered in Turkey

Noah's Ark Ministries International, a Chinese-Turkish evangelical exploration team, claims that it is 99% sure that has discovered Noah's Ark on Mt. Arafat. It says that the wood found was carbon dated to 4800 BCE. However, much information has not been provided for verification and, among other reasons for skepticism, scientists say that known evidence about Turkey's archaeology for the same period of time shows that there was no major interruption in the culture (i.e, a flood).

Every few years we hear of claims that Noah’s Ark (or what may remain of it) has been found on the mountains of Ararat in Turkey. Many photos have been released, but without corroboration by scientists and not knowing all the research methods that were employed, we should withold judgement and be a little cautious.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eve's Side of the Story

After three weeks in the Garden of Eden, God came to visit Eve. 'So, how is everything going?' inquired God.

'It is all so beautiful, God,' she replied. 'The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, the smells, the sights, everything is wonderful, but I have just one problem. It's these breasts you have given me. The middle one pushes the other two out and I am constantly knocking them with my arms, catching them on branches and snagging them on bushes. They're a real pain..'

And Eve went on to tell God that since many other parts of her body came in pairs, such as her limbs, eyes, ears, etc. She felt that having only two breasts might leave her body more 'symmetrically balanced'.

'That's a fair point,' replied God, 'But it was my first shot at this, you know. I gave the animals six breasts, so I figured that you needed only half of those, but I see that you are right. I will fix it up right away.'
And God reached down, removed the middle breast and tossed it into the bushes Three weeks passed and God once again visited Eve in the Garden of Eden.
' Well, Eve, how is my favorite creation?'

'Just fantastic,' she replied, 'But for one oversight. You see, all the animals are paired off. The ewe has a ram and the cow has her bull. All the animals have a mate except me. I feel so alone.'

God thought for a moment and said, 'You know, Eve, you are right. How could I have overlooked this? You do need a mate and I will immediately create a man from a part of you.

Let's see....where did I put that useless Tit?'

Now doesn't THAT make more sense than all that crap about the rib?

Louisiana Oil Rig :- Engineers Build Dome to Contain Spill

Engineers working for BP are rushing to build a giant dome to help contain oil spilling from the Deepwater Horizon rig, which collapsed off the coast of Louisiana last week. A slick measuring 48 miles by 39 miles at its widest points has developed 30 miles off the ecologically fragile Louisiana coast.
Once completed, the dome will be submerged above the area of seabed from which the oil is gushing. It is hoped the dome will catch the oil as it rises, which could then be pumped out.
Similar devices were tried when Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf in 2005 but have never been used in water this deep. Tony Odone, a spokesman for BP, told the Times: "They have been used in shallow water before. They contain the oil in that dome and then suck it up. "
"The ROVs [remotely operated vehicles] will continue trying but we are trying to get these other things activated as quickly as possible, too."

Until the dome is ready, underwater robots will battle to stop 42,000 gallons of oil a day from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico from a sunken rig. A slick measuring 48 miles by 39 miles at its widest points has developed 30 miles off the ecologically fragile Louisiana coast since the rig sank last week following an explosion that apparently killed 11 workers. BP, which leases the stricken Deepwater Horizon platform, has been using four robotic submarines to try to fully activate the giant 450-tonne blowout preventer and shut off the flow of oil.

But BP officials suggest the unprecedented operation, which is being conducted remotely a mile down on the seabed, is a longshot and admit they may have to resort to drilling relief wells, a process that would take far longer.
"It is possible that it could take two to three months for a relief well to be drilled," Bill Salvin, a spokesman at the joint information centre set up by BP and US-based platform contractor Transocean, said. Mr Salvin also mentioned a "worst-case scenario" that would see recovery teams "lose total control of the well" and cause the oil to start leaking at a much quicker rate.

BP has also dispatched 17 skimming vessels to mop up the crude oil spilling from two leaks in the 1,500 foot riser that connected the rig to the wellhead, but those efforts have been hampered by thunderstorms and high seas. Officials said one of the undersea robots had sent back visual images of sunken tanks containing 700,000 barrels of diesel - the first report of the "pontoons" that were stacked on the rig before the sinking.
"We have no evidence of diesel emanating from the pontoons at this time," said a spokeswoman for the joint information centre.

The spill won't stop the deepwater scramble for oil. In recent years BP has cast itself as the daredevil pioneer of deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and off the coast of Africa. The deepwater oil platform burned for more than day after a massive explosion, turning a deadly blast into an environmental emergency. But as it continues to spew 42,000 gallons of oil into the ocean per day, BP's extreme measures to stem the spillage show just what kind of high risk and difficult conditions oil companies are working under to tap the world's remaining reserves.
The deepwater nature of the well means the clean-up operation is more complex, but as oil majors continue to push the boundaries of exploration, how far might pioneering techniques be to blame for this type of accident? Although investigations are still ongoing, it looks likely that the rig's failure was due to problems with its "blow-out preventer" – a giant system of pipes and valves that helps withstand pressure surges. Although all rigs are fitted with the 450-ton safety device, the depth and harshness of deepwater conditions can make a build-up of pressure more severe.

BP and Transocean are quick to point out that deepwater drilling has been going on for decades, with Horizon's failure the worst in 23 years. But observers still note that a disaster could not come at a worse time for President Barack Obama's administration, as he pushes for more deepwater exploration licences near the East Coast and Alaska.
"The timing was impeccably bad with Obama contemplating expanding offshore drilling," according to US investment bank Tudor Pickering Holt. "The longer it takes to control the well the louder the environmental argument will be for less access."
However long it takes to contain the spill and its consequences, the incident is unlikely to discourage companies from scrabbling around the deepest, darkest corners of the earth for difficult oil. It won't stop deepwater drilling.

Stephan Hawking: Alien Life is Out There

Stephen Hawking has suggested that aliens almost certainly exist but has warned humanity not to try to contact them.
One of the world's leading scientists makes the claim in a new television documentary series, beginning on the Discovery Channel next month. Hawking says that in a universe with 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars, it is unlikely that earth is the only place where life has evolved.
"To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational," he said, according to The Sunday Times. The real challenge is working out what aliens might actually be like."

Hawking says that they could be microbes – basic animals such as worms which have been on Earth for millions of years, but suggests that extraterrestrial life could develop much further.
"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," Hawking said.
"I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach."

The scientist, who is paralyZed by motor neurone disease, warned that contact with alien life could spell disaster for the human race.
"If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the American Indians."

Of course Dr Hawking could very well be right. After all he is one of the most brilliant men on the planet but maybe, just maybe, the aliens may be creatures just like ourselves, tentatively reaching out into space, frightened and yet eager to make first contact. Or more likely, they have already been here.
("We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet," Hawking said."I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.") Dr Hawking is referring to what we will probably become in the not too distant future. That would make us the hostile aliens, looking to conquer worlds.

Jesse James: Mistress # 2 Writes Letter To Sandra "WTF"

Melissa Smith, the second woman to come forward as one of Jesse James mistresses, has apologized to Sandra Bullock.
Smith faxed a letter to the Oscar-winning actress, taking responsibility for the affair, TMZ reports.
In the letter, Smith wrote:" I felt I needed to reach out to you and tell you how deeply sorry I am for everything that you've been through, and I know nothing I can say in this letter is going to make the pain of my actions go away," she continued.
"I am sorry for any hurt or pain that I have caused you. My actions of engaging with a married man are unforgivable. I never meant you any harm," she added.
Smith said she will "never forgive" herself and implored Sandra to contact her. "Please contact me if you wish to discuss on the phone or in person."
According to a report in STAR magazine, Melissa, a stripper, claims she and Jesse met through MySpace in 2006, after James contacted her. It was during their first meeting that they engaged in sexual relations, Melissa said. " We ended up having sex on his couch, and he didn't use a condom."
Their affair continued for two years, and Smith added that he never wore his wedding ring or spoke of his wife.

This letter comes on the heels of an interview with mistress # 1, 'Bombshell' McGee, who offered to sit down and talk with Bullock about her relationship with James. "I'm not begging for anyone's forgiveness, but if Sandra would like to have a woman-to-woman talk, I would be open to it," McGee told Life&Style." I would like to sit down with Sandra and speak one-to-one," she said."I'd let her ask me questions , and I would be honest and open with her about the affair. If that would help her heal, I would do it."

My spin on this Crap: Why in hell do they think Sandra would like to sit and chat with their skanky asses. I guess Tiger's bimbos have taken the limelight of sleaze, so they are inventing a new form of low-down bitches. Why do they alway leak it to the media? They want it to get out and they want their fifteen (15) minutes of fame . Well trashy "HOs" you better watch your step, one of these days you are going to fuck the wrong woman's hushand and you will get more than fifteen(15) minutes in the hosiptal or maybe some disease the doctors can't fix.With all the tattoos you have , maybe bad needles huh? Careful guys and gals, be careful out there.
Kicking back and keeping it real:
My take on lowlife ladies boffing celebrities ? They're in it for any money they can get their grubby little mitts on. Whether it' s blackmail or spilling the story to the tabloids or giving interviews , they want cash for information....Jeannie...Nice job PIC

The Cum Stained Shirt....Jesse James sued

Monday, April 26, 2010

Rescued : Florida Girl Ate Plants To Survive In Swamp

Eleven-year-old Nadia Bloom missed her family, slept in an itchy bush and searched for water and food among the plants before she was rescuded after four nights lost in the swampy woods near her Florida home.
She said she's recovered from most of her bug bites from her ordeal, "but it's still itchy," she said during an appearance on NBC's "TODAY" show this morning with her parents, Jeff and Tayna Bloom.
Nadia went on a nature walk near her Winter Springs, Fla. , home and didn't return, touching off an intense search over 3,000 acres for the fifth grader wno has Asperger's syndrome, an autism-related disorder. She spent four nights in the snake- and alligator-filled swampy woods before she was found in good shape about a mile from by a man who used to attend her church.
Nadia, realize she was lost after about an hour and immediately got scared, she said in an interview. The first night was the hardest, she said, because "I missed my family." I tried to think someone would rescue me, but I had to sleepin this bush, which was itchy.
Nadia didn't get much sleep and didn't have any food, though she found some sustenance among the plants.
On the first two days, she said , she found some plants to eat."They were spongy kind of, and had water in them and you could eat them," "They were kind of like food."
Jell Bloom said his daughter's first night was the most difficult. "That's especially when it was the hardest - when it gets dark and you just don't know if she's crying, scared or what condition she's in," he said on the "TODAY" show. "It's a terrible feeling feeling."
James King, who used to attend the Bloom's church, set out on his own in the thick woods to search for Nadia, calling out her name.
Nadia said she was thrilled to hear King's voice. "I've never been so excited in my Life," she said. "Then I knew I was finally get found and finally going to be out of these woods."
The Blooms was ecstatic when they heard Nadia had been found. "It was like all the darkness flowed out and sunshine came just rushing in," Jell Bloom said. Tayna Bloom said Nadia knows she's she's not supposed to go out without a grown-up."She's not going to do it again _ she's assured us."
My take on this rescure story : What a wonderful and happy ending to a very scary story...we wish The Blooms many happy years with their sweet and very brave child. A lot of mature people would have lost their heads, but Nadia is a survivor....many kudos to you sweetie from the two (2) PIC's.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mississippi : Tornado Strikes With Deadly Force

Yazoo City, Mississippi : (April 24) A tornado touched down Saturday in rural Mississippi, killing two (2) people , injuring several others and ripping the tops off buildings, the mayor of Yazoo City said.
The 3/4-mile wide tornado roared across at least three(3) counties in west-central Mississippi. Mayor McArthur Straughter said the county coroner confrimed the deaths. A tornado ripped through Mississippi on Saturday, damsging several building in it's path. The walls of the Green Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the Meehan area of Lauderdale County, Miss. were blown out as the twister ripped through the state. Poaew lines and trees was blown down, blocking roads, Straughter said by telephone as sirens whined in the background. At least foue (4) people had been brought by four-wheeler to a triage center at an old discount store in the town about 40 miles north of Jackson, Miss.
Willie M. Horton, 78, said he hunkered down in the hallway of his house in rural Holmes County. "Everything is down. A lot of trees. Big trees," Horton said. He said his sister-in-law's house nearby was damaged, and a nephew's mobile home was carried away by the storm. My cousin - half his barn is gone, Horton said.
The severe storms swept across the Southeast, darkening skies and dumping rain on the region. Many areas was under tornado watches or warning at some point during the day.
The weather hampered crews trying to clean up an oil spill after an offshore rig exploded earlier this week off the coast of Louisiana.
In Mississippi, the tornado struck Valley Park, Yazoo City and Durant, said Mark McAllister, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss. Everything is closed off, it's hard to get emergency service in there, he said. A possible tornado was reported in Alabama, damaging homes and downing trees but causing no injuries.
In Louisiana, storms damaged a tank at a chemical plant near Tallulah, Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Martin says plant officials don't know of any chemicals leaking from the plant itself.
My spin : This is tornado season , it seems like Mother Nature have cranked it up a bit, tornadoes are getting more severe and hurricanes are getting more powerful....the earthquakes are waking up and they want to be heard. I asked you think Global Warming has anything to do with it ? I do! But hey, that's just me.
Kicking back and keeping it real.

10 Simple Tricks to Remembering Names

Plenty of business deals (and romantic rendezvous) have been foiled because someone failed to recall the right name at the right time. There are tricks to remembering names. Benjamin Levy, author of Remember Every Name Every Time, advocates the FACE method: "focus, ask, comment and employ." Focus: Lock in on the person's face. Ask: Inquire which version he prefers ("Is it Ted or Theodore?"). Comment: Say something about the name and cross-reference it in your head ("My college roommate's name was Ted.") Employ: Put the name to use--"Nice seeing you, Ted"--to drive it home. Here are nine more tricks.
1. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat
The most surefire strategy is to repeat the person's name--both in your head, and out loud--as soon as possible after you've been introduced. Occasionally use the person's name in conversation. "Pleasure to meet you, Bob," or "Bob, so good to see you." Don't overdo it, of course, but don't worry that Bob will recoil, either. He'd rather you remember his name than not.
2. Picture This
Turn someone's name into an image that you can remember. When you meet Shirley, think of a Shirley temple. Don't laugh--it works.
3. Spell It Out
Another imagery-based tactic: Ask someone to spell out his or her name. If you can picture the letters in your mind, you'll have a better chance of remembering the name. A derivation on that: Imagine the person's name written across his forehead, like a billboard.
4. Connect
Try to associate names with things people tell you about themselves (careers, hobbies) that will trigger the sound or association of the name in your mind. Fred likes to fish, Margarita runs a bar, you get the idea.
5. Word Play
Let the words do the work for you. Mnemonic devices (Dale works in sales) work nicely, as does alliteration (Jim from Jersey).
6. Lead the Way
If you know that your name will be hard to remember or pronounce, do other people a favor and help them out. They'll return the favor--or, if you're chatting with a Mike or a Bob, maybe they'll make some big production out of their own common name, making it stick in your mind.
7. Put Pen to Paper
It's not enough to write down a person's name as soon as possible after meeting them. Record the name in a "new contacts" file, and include when and where you met.
8. Speak Up
Embarrassing as it seems, don't be afraid to ask someone to repeat his or her name. Start out with a compliment, such as "I've had so much fun talking with you, and I've completely forgotten your name." If you realize you've blanked on a name a few seconds after introduction, just say "I'm sorry, I missed your name."
9. Prime the Pump
You spy a person, whose name you've forgotten, making her way toward you. What to do? If you're speaking with someone you know, introduce them right off the bat. The newcomer will probably introduce herself on her own. Problem solved.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Powerball Winner Plans To Pay Bills - Fix Teeth

When Chris Shaw finished his shift at the Break Time convenience store in the town of Marshell, Mo., things wasn't looking good. He had just $28.96 in his bank account, was facing a mountain of bills and coldn't afford to fix his two missing front teeth. So he decided to pick up a lottery ticket on his way out the store - something he hardly ever did. But that chance purphase would win him the largest cash prize ever in the Missouri Lottery's 24-year history - a Powerball jackpot worth $258.5 million. Shaw, who was earning fust $7.25 an hour and has three (3) children, said he felt pure joy after discovering he'd won.

"Holy smokes!" he souted out, according to the Marshall Democrat News. "I've got it ! I won !" He quickly called his girlfriend , Toshe Ewry, who told KOMU-TV, "I cried, I did, I cried. I didn't believe it. I was just full of emotion."

The first bill he's likely to settle is with a friend who sold him a $1,000 truck the very same day he brought the winning ticket. Without the lottery prize, there's no way he'd have been able to the $100 monthly installments they'd agreed on. Shaw also pledged to help out the "people that have been my friends and people that have helped me out and done good things for me in the past," he told KOMU-TV. "Pretty much the people that bet on me in the past made a good investment."
On the gift list , too, are his children - who live with their mother some 240 miles away in his hometown of Alton - as well as his girlfriend's 13- and 15-year - old sons. He plans to take all the bids to Disneyland, something his grandparents - who raised him in rulal Missouri - could never afford. "It's going to be great to see my kids do things I never could," he told the press conference.
As for himself, Shaw said he planned to pay a visit to the dentist, buy a hot rod and may indulge his love for fishing, telling the Marshall Democrat-News, "I feel a boat coming on.
Chris Shaw stepped forward Thursday as the winner of a $258 millon Powerball jackpot . The 29-year-old- father of three said that before his big wn, he had just $28.96 in his bank account. Shaw, who works at the convenience store , said his first priority was to use his prize money to pay his bills. After that, he plans to spend more time with his children, his girlfriend and her two (2) sons.
My spin : It's so nice to hear about someone to have a stroke of luck that really need it...I hope Chis keeps a good head and not get side-tracked into the fast lane.Hope he remenbers what he said and felt when he won the we know the women will be coming out the woodwork ...the ones that wouldn't give him a second look because of missing teeth, will be all over him . So, Chris, beware, the cash cows will be after you because that's the way they make their living.So remember your girlfriend was there for you when you was broke and didn't have teeth....good luck to you.

NASA...New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images

April 21, 2010 — This compilation of video shows some of the first imagery and data sent back from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). Most of the imagery comes from SDO's AIA instrument, and different colors are used to represent different temperatures, a common technique for observing solar features. SDO sees the entire disk of the Sun in extremely high spacial and temporal resolution and this allows scientists to zoom in on notable events like flares, waves, and sunspots.

Launched on Feb. 11, 2010, SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun. During its five-year mission, it will examine the sun's magnetic field and also provide a better understanding of the role the sun plays in Earth's atmospheric chemistry and climate. Since launch, engineers have been conducting testing and verification of the spacecrafts components. Now fully operational, SDO will provide images with clarity 10 times better than high-definition television and will return more comprehensive science data faster than any other solar observing spacecraft.

I am genuinely over-awed; words can't express. We can learn so much.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Whitney Houston :Shocking Hosiptal Drama "Ouch"

Frail Whitney Houston's sudden hosiptalization during her problem-plagued worldwide comeback tour has aparked fears the songbird is back using drugs. Alarms went off when Houston was hospitalize in Paris for an upper respiratory infection on the eve of the April 6 launch of her 35-date through Europe - and canceled concerts. Whitney was forced to miss shows in Paris , manchester, England, and Glasgow, Scotland, while she recuperated. But a friend says canceling dates on the European leg of her tour - before it even startrd - is a dire warning for the fragile beauty who admitted to a tragic-war with drugs.
Friends told her she shuld sit home, get well and delay the shows for a year. But Whitney's as bull-headed as they come. Houston, 46, shot to fame in the 1980's - becoming the first recording artist ever to sell 10 million copies of a debut album.But she largely fell off the map over the last decade as she suffered through cocaine, speed and booze addiction, a doomed marriage to singer to Bobby Brown and legals woes.
Last year Houston released her first album since 2003 and found the fans hadn't forgotten her golden voice. The album , I Look to You, debuted at No.1 on the charts. But singing in a studio and taking her act on the road are two different propositions. Houston was mercilessly panned for her live performances when she kicked off her 2010 world tour in South Korea,Japan and Australia earlier this year. During a disastrous show in Brisbane, she took a long break after two (2) songs - then croaked her way through six more tunes, eventually letting her brother Gary take over. She returned - but forgot the names of band members during introductions and didn't even attempt to hit the soaring high notes of her trademark hit I Will Always Love You. It made friends all the more wary of Houston tackling the much longer European stint and her erratic behavior on stage frightens fans.
While Houston has publicly admitted she has abused drugs in the past, she insists she's now clean and sober. She says her Paris hosiptalization was due to seasonal allegies and and called speculation that she's using drugs again "ridiculous."But one published report had houston acting in a disorderly fashion at a Beverly Hills, Calfornia, bar on March 10. Friends fear she's only one temptation away from a relapse.
The singer's situation is so troublesome , experts have even predicted Houston is living on borrowed time. Dr. Patrick Wanis , a Miami Beach,Fla. human behavior expert who developed a longevity guide known as the Life&Death Calculator, says unless Houston starts taking care of herself "she may have only five (5) years to live."
Adds a friend , Whitney doesn't need to be wearing herself down playing concerts all over the world. The stress could lead her back to dangerous habits. I don't just fear for her health - I fear for her life.
My spin on the Whitney mess: I call it like I see it and this is a Whitney mess going to happen, just like to trains on a collision course, don't know when it will happen but you know it will...excuse me, it has happen and what a waste of such a great gift. If you look back, Whitney's first mistake was hooking up with Booby brown , who ad a ton of baby mama's and was doing drugs. He was younger , that's fine, but he was also immature and he hooked upp with Whitney to ride her coat-tails to fame and fortune , he knew his talent was taking him nowhere. Bobby's sister was also hooked on drugs and saw the chance to lash on to Whitney and that folks was Whitney's downfall among other thing to numerous to mention. Stay tune : The saga continues...updates as they become available.
Kicking back and keeping it real.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I would like to thank all the kind folks who cared enough about me to send me all the educational emails and articles over the past few years.
Thanks to you,I no longer open a public bathroom door without using a paper towel.
I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last guest was doing while surfing through the channels.
I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what took place on it since it was last washed.
I can't have lemon slices in my drinks because lemon peels have been found to contain nasty micro-organisms, including faeces.
I don't shake hands with anyone who has been driving because the number one pastime of people driving alone is picking their nose.
Thanks go out to the guy who told me about the poop in the glue on envelopes.
I no longer eat at KFC because their chickens are mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.
I no longer use cancer causing deodorants, even on a hot day, and I stink.
Because you're so concerned about me I no longer drink COCA COLA because it can remove toilet stains.
I can't buy gas unless I have somone watch the car, in case a serial killer crawls in the back seat while I'm filling the tank.
I don't use glad wrap in the microwave. It causes cancer.
I no longer go to shopping centres because someone might drug me with a spritz of sample perfume then mug me.
I would never pick up money dropped in a parking lot because it was placed there by a rapist hiding under the car, waiting to grab my leg and pull me down.
Thankyou for letting me know I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will probably blow up in my face and disfigure me for life.
My eternal gratitude to you for telling me about the gallons of trans fats I've been ingesting for years, which now sit in my arteries like a ticking time bomb.
I now live with enough stress and anxiety to give me a massive heart attack or a stroke and send me to an early grave. Thankyou, thankyou all.

Welcome Back Daffodils

PIC...The daffodils have started blooming and if you look at the back you can already see the white daffodil. It bloomed very early. It has at least 15 flowers on it this year and has buds for many more. It has never had so many blossoms, usually three or four. Is it trying to tell me something?? The daffs behind it haven't even bloomed yet.

Died and Went to Heaven Boston Cream Pie...Biscotti...Carrot Cake...All Sugar Free


1¾ cups sifted cake flour
½ cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup butter, softened
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
⅓ cup 1% low-fat milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
1½ tablespoons cornstarch
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons whipping cream
4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Cake Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour 2 (8-inch) cake pans. Set aside.
Combine flour, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork or a pastry blender until crumbly. (This procedure may be done with a mixer at the lowest speed. Cover mixing bowl with a clean tea towel to prevent spattering).
Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl; add ⅓ of the egg mixture to flour mixture. Beat at low speed of an electric mixer until blended. Beat at medium speed for 30 seconds or until batter is smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl. Repeat procedure 2 times.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared pans.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool on wire racks.

Custard Directions: Combine SPLENDA® Sugar Blend, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy saucepan, mixing well. Gradually whisk milk into SPLENDA® Sugar Blend mixture. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.
Beat egg yolks until thick and pale. Gradually whisk ½ cup of hot custard mixture into yolks; return to remaining hot custard mixture, whisking constantly. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute or until mixture comes to a boil, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap, gently pressing on filling. Cool slightly.
Glaze Directions: Heat whipping cream in a small saucepan until cream is thoroughly warmed; stir in chocolate. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts.
Spread custard filling between layers. Spread Chocolate Glaze over top.


½ cup chopped hazelnuts
½ cup canola oil
⅔ cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons sugar free hazelnut syrup
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
⅓ cup nonfat dry milk
2 tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips, melted (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with baking spray and set aside.
Spread hazelnuts in a shallow pan and toast in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 7-10 minutes. Remove hazelnuts from the oven and cool.
Mix the oil, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add hazelnut syrup and mix well. Set aside.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nonfat dry milk in a medium mixing bowl.
Pour the flour mixture into the oil and egg mixture and stir until blended. Add hazelnuts and mix until just blended. Refrigerate dough 1 hour or until stiff.
Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a log approximately 3½ inches wide by 12 inches long. Place the logs on the prepared sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Cut the loaves with a sharp knife into 48 slices, approximately ½ inch wide. Cool completely.
If desired, lay slices on their sides and drizzle with melted chocolate chips.
Store in airtight containers. Cookies will stay fresh up to 5 days.


cups (285 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
cup (103 g) one-to-one sugar substitute
cup (65 g) plus 1 tablespoon (8 g) nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/2
teaspoons (7.5 ml) baking soda
1 1/2
teaspoons (7.5 ml) baking powder
teaspoon (5 ml) ground cinnamon
teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cloves
teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground nutmeg
teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground allspice
teaspoon (0.6 ml) salt (optionl)
cup (120 ml) canola oil
cup (180 ml) liquid egg substitute
large egg white
1 1/2
cups (225 g)finely grated carrots
cup (32 g) finely chopped pecans
cup (36 g) currants
6-ounce (180 g) can unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
frozen non-fat, sugar-free whipped topping, thawed (optional)

Preheat oven 350°F (180°C), Gas Mark 4. Coat an 10 inch (25 cm) spring form pan with cooking spray.
Sift the flour into a large bowl. Add the sugar substitute, dry milk, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Stir to mix well.
Mix in the oil and egg substitute using a low setting on your electric mixer. Fold in the carrots, walnuts, currants and pineapple.
Spread in the prepared pan and bake until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool in pan, remove the outside of the cake pan and slice.
If using, top with thawed whipped topping.

Per serving:
155 calories (44% calories from fat), 4 g protein, 8 g total fat (0.6 g saturated fat), 20 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 204 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:
1 1/2 carbohydrate (bread/starch), 1 1/2 fat

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Larry King : Divorce on tap - Marriage Back Again "WTF"

We're watching as 76-year-old Larry King's marriage to Shawn Southwick,50, unravels in what promises to be a nasty divorce .Ever since the dawn of time , older men have been chasing after much younger women. In ancient times a husband would just leave his old wife on top of a mountain top in order to chase down some nubile young homo erectus while the wife shivered in the altitude, and in Hollywood, where there is no shortage of young ladies looking for a successful man with a black AM EX, age difference s of more than twenty years between spounces are run of the mill.
Hold on there Nellie, some breaking news just hit the wire:
Are Larry King and Shwan Southwick giving peace a chance in their marriage?
While a small step forward, RadarOnline .com reports that the duo is reconsidering their divorce and that for now the proceeding are on hold.Larry King and Shwan met with a counselor, the talk show host's spokeman Howard Rubenstein said. It was decided there would be no divorce activity for two weeks as several issures need to be discussed and resolved.
It's not exactly Peaches and Herb, but at least it's in the right direction for fans praying that King's seven wife could remain just that. Last Wednesday, King,76, and Southwick, 50, boyh filed divorce paper, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple wed in 1997 and have two sons: Chance and Cannon. The two reunited briefly for chance's baseball game last week in the midst of nasty reports about the two in various internet reports. But it was far, far to early to for this proverbial break-up commerical time out has been called. In her filing, Southwick had asked for primary custody of their kids, plus spousal and child support.
My spin on weirdness of Hollyweird:I don't think its just an age thing - I think it's an old man ego thing too. One can only imagine what these women had to do to keep there old celebrity fellas happy and feeling handsome as thier rating are dropping and their reputations flagging. But I'm sure Larry and mad Mel will soon be off into the arms of another young woman.
In Hollyweird age isn't just a number, it's a branding mechanism. Younger women can gain a brief moment of fame and enormous fortune just by playing ring around the bed pan for a few years with a much older man. How long can a relationship with a gaping generational gap last? As we've told you in the last couple of days, not forever.
So maybe Hollyweird have really run out of "Viagra ! Maybe these women are setting a trend. They could have a trophy wife revolt on their hands. Hopefufully Bravo television cameras will be there to tape it...I bet those guys thought they were getting pushovers. Guess not ! Stay tune : The saga continues, updates as they become available.
Kicking back and keeping it real:

Joe Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Dr. Murray

A lawyer for Michael Jackson's father said Tuesday he intends to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the late pop star's doctor within 90 days, claiming the physician's actions amounted to murder.
Brian Oxman, who represents Joe Jackson, said the amount of the powerful anesthetic propofol given to the Thriller singer by Dr. Conrad Murray before Jackson's death on June 25, 2009 "was reckless, and it amounts to second-degree murder."
"The continuous administration of drugs over six weeks -- he [Murray] gave him propofol every night -- that is Russian roulette, that is loading six bullets into a gun with only six chambers," Oxman said.
As part of a criminal investigation, prosecutors have charged Murray with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Jackson, 50, who had been rehearsing for a series of concerts in London before his death. Murray had been hired by concert promoter AEG Live to care for Jackson in the months leading to the London shows.

The wrongful death lawsuit would be a civil lawsuit, which can run in parallel with the criminal suit. The criminal suit can result in a jail sentence whereas the civil lawsuit's main purpose is winning monetary damages against a defendant. Los Angeles officials have ruled the death a homicide caused by "acute propofol intoxication" at a level that was equivalent to that used for anesthesia during "major surgery." Jackson had been taking propofol for insomnia, and Murray has admitted administering the drug to him the day he died. Murray has said he did nothing wrong and has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The singer also had other sedatives in his system including lorazepam which contributed to his death, the Los Angeles County Coroner has concluded.

Oxman said private investigators have been piecing together evidence and testimony, and his group has concluded that Murray bears responsibility. He said California law requires anyone filing a wrongful death lawsuit to do so within one year of a person's death and to give the defendant 90 days' notice before the filing. Oxman said Joe Jackson decided to notify Murray's lawyer, Houston-based Ed Chernoff, now to meet the one-year requirement because the anniversary of his son's death is 90 days away and because it has taken this long to gather evidence.
"Having records, instead of just speculation, has been very important and hard to do, but we [now] finally have the records so we can tell what happened," Oxman said.
A spokeswoman for Chernoff said he had not yet received the notice and would have no comment until he had seen it. Oxman said it was not yet clear if other Jackson family members, including mother Katherine Jackson who is a beneficiary of her son's multimillion dollar estate, will join in the lawsuit.

Slimy old Joe is up to his usual business of trying to squeeze money out of every situation involving Michael. If he had been anyone else, I would empathize with a grieving father who only wants justice for his son. But I think we all know Joe quite well by now and Joe only grieves for his empty pockets.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Alzheimers : "Diet To Help Prevent The Disease"

People who eats a lot salad dressing, nuts, fish, poultry and certain fruits and vegetables and not much red meat and butter are less likely to develop Alzhemer's disease, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.
The study, to appear in the June issue of the Journal Archives of Neurology, built on previous research that found that foods containing certain nutrients are beneficial for the brain and effective at warding off Alzheimers's.The disease typically affects the elderly and is accompanied by debilitating memory lost.
First author Yian Gu, Ph.D., and colleagues tracked 2,148 healthy adults aged 65 and older over a period of four (4) years. During the folw-ups, 253 of the subjects were discovered to have developed Alzheimer's , even though none of them showed signs of dementia when the study began.
Those who didn't get Alzheimer's had diets rich in seven different nutrients : vitamin E, vitamin B12, saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids and folate. The nutrients may help prevent loss of memory and cognitive decline, Gu told AOL Health. They may play a role in a variety of different mechanisms in the brain.
The non-Alzheimer's group got the crucial nutrients by consuming a lot of fish, pourty, oil and vinegar salad dressing, nuts, tomatoes, other fruits and green leafy vegetables. They also ate little red meat, organ meat, high-fat dairy foods and butter. It's important not only to take in a lot of good foods like vegetables and fruits but also not to take in a lot of bad foods like red meat, said Gu. Changing diet is a relatively easy way to go and give us hope.
Though previous studies show a link between diet and Alzheimer's , research on the benefits of certain nutrients in protecting against the disease is inconclusive, Gu and her colleagues wrote in the paper. Epidemiological evidence linking diet, one of the most important modifiable envinonmental factors, and risk of Alzheimer's disease is rapidly increasing, the authors wrote. However, current literature regarding the impact of individual nutrients or food items on Alzheimer's disease risk is in-consistant, partly because humans eat meals with complex combinations of nutrients or food items that are likely to be synegistic.
The Columbia study was population based and observational - meaning subjects's exisiting habits were analyzed without any intervention from researchers. Gu said clinical trials need to be domne in order to get more conclusive results.
We can't make any recommendations on what people should eat based on a single study, she said. But it doesn't hurt to follow this dietary pattern, although we need more studies to confirm our finding.
My take on the Alzheimer's disease diet: A good diet is a good way to go, a healthy diet is good for a healthy body and help fight all disease. My family has a great start...we have fish , poultry and a lot of salads but I must admit we do like a good steak now and then. A good diet is not only good for Alzhemier's disease but good for everyone to have a good diet, we need to fight the obesity problem that's out of control.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wanna Buy MJ's Picture?

Michael Jackson portrait on Ebay for $5.4m:- An oil painting of Michael Jackson called ‘The Book’, by Australian artist Brett Livingstone-Strong, is up for auction on Ebay, but you can buy it now for $5.4 million.
Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II," commissioned by the late pop star, who died on June 25, was sold to a German collector at the Art Basel show for $175 thousand, said Kathy Grayson from New York's Deitch Projects gallery.The large portrait, which Jackson never saw in its finished form, measures 11.5 feet by 10.1 feet, and is the work of New York-based artist Kehinde Wiley.

This portrait of Michael by Andy Wharhol was auctioned in November 09. The starting price was $500 thousand. The final sale price was never released but you can bet it ran into several million.

George Washington Racks up 220 Years of Late Fees at Library

NEW YORK - If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine. New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the first U.S. president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned, the Daily News newspaper reported. One of the books was the "Law of Nations," which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789.

New York Society Library head librarian Mark Bartlett says the institution isn't seeking payment of the fines, but would love to get the books back. The ledger also lists books being taken out by founding fathers Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and John Jay.
George was known for his honesty; I'm sure he would want the late fees paid. Maybe he was a very slow reader.

Mel Gibson :Splits From Russian Girlfriend "WTF"

Mel Gibson and his girland Oksana Grigorieva have reportly called it quits after a headline-heavy romance that began with Gibson's divorce and eventuually led to the birth of a child together. A "People" source claims the couple have parted ways after having "drifted apart."
According to a "People" source, Mel and Oksana are "both working hard on their careers and trying to raise a sweet baby together. They're still friends and they'll both raise Lucia together.
US-Magazine confirms the split as well, adding that they broke up "months ago but reamin very friendly."
Gibson and Oksana made headlines across the world when their affair led Robyn Gibson - Mel's wife of nearly 30 years and mother of seven (7) children - to file for divorce in April of 2009. Upon announcing the divorce, the couple released a statement saying : Throughout our marriage and sepaartion we have always strived to maintain the privacy and integrity of our family and will continue to do so.
Just a month after the divorce papers were filed, the new couple announced that they were expecting, and soon after revealed that they was engaged. A wedding date was never publicly announced.
Grigorieva has a son with former "007" star Timothy Dalton. She is a Russian model and musician who releasd an album in the summer of 2009. Gibson even directed a music video for her song "Beautiful Heartbreak," which you can watch on YouTube.
It's not like I was planning to meet Mel specifically. Life happens. There was a working relationship for a long time. I thought he was happily married until I was reassured otherwise. And then it happen, Grigorieva said of their burgeoning relational.
My spin on the "May - December" relationships in Hollyweird : Very few last because they are together for the wrong reasons, it's not love or sexual attraction it's just for the money and their 15 minutes of fame. Oksana is a cash cow that know how to work her magic on old drunks like Mel. Oksana says she worked with Mel for a long time and thought he was happy, what a load of crap . She knew he was a drunk and she could get her claws into him and get rich quick, well she got what she on to the next old fool when the money is scarce in the bank. We told you here a while back that it wasn't going to last. As you can see folks, she's no Robyn Gibson that we all know. Well Mel came out of his drunken stupor and ran for the hill, but afriad it's to late the damage has been more Robyn for you Mel....HA ! The saga continues: updates as they become available.
Kicking back and keeping it real.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Enomous Patch of Plastic Garbage floating in Atlantic

Puerto Rico
Plastic soup in Atlantic ocean resembling one found in the Pacific.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Researchers are warning of a new blight on the ocean: a swirl of confetti-like plastic debris stretching over thousands of square miles (kilometres) in a remote expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The floating garbage - hard to spot from the surface and spun together by a vortex of currents - was documented by two groups of scientists who trawled the sea between scenic Bermuda and Portugal's mid-Atlantic Azores islands.

The studies describe a soup of micro-particles similar to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a phenomenon discovered a decade ago between Hawaii and California that researchers say is likely to exist in other places around the globe.
"We found the great Atlantic garbage patch," said Anna Cummins, who collected plastic samples on a sailing voyage in February. The debris is harmful for fish, sea mammals - and at the top of the food chain, potentially humans - even though much of the plastic has broken into such tiny pieces they are nearly invisible.

Since there is no realistic way of cleaning the oceans, advocates say the key is to keep more plastic out by raising awareness and, wherever possible, challenging a throwaway culture that uses non-biodegradable materials for disposable products.
"Our job now is to let people know that plastic ocean pollution is a global problem - it unfortunately is not confined to a single patch," Cummins said.
The research teams presented their findings in February at the 2010 Oceans Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon. While scientists have reported finding plastic in parts of the Atlantic since the 1970s, the researchers say they have taken important steps toward mapping the extent of the pollution.

Cummins and her husband, Marcus Eriksen, of Santa Monica, California, sailed across the Atlantic for their research project. They plan similar studies in the South Atlantic in November and the South Pacific next spring. On the voyage from Bermuda to the Azores, they crossed the Sargasso Sea, an area bounded by ocean currents including the Gulf Stream. They took samples every 100 miles (160 kilometres) with one interruption caused by a major storm. Each time they pulled up the trawl, it was full of plastic.

A separate study by undergraduates with the Woods Hole, Massachusetts-based Sea Education Association collected more than 6,000 samples on trips between Canada and the Caribbean over two decades. The lead investigator, Kara Lavendar Law, said they found the highest concentrations of plastics between 22 and 38 degrees north latitude, an offshore patch equivalent to the area between roughly Cuba and Washington, D.C. Long trails of seaweed, mixed with bottles, crates and other flotsam, drift in the still waters of the area, known as the North Atlantic Subtropical Convergence Zone. Cummins' team even netted a Trigger fish trapped alive inside a plastic bucket.

But the most nettlesome trash is nearly invisible: countless specks of plastic, often smaller than pencil erasers, suspended near the surface of the deep blue Atlantic.
"It's shocking to see it firsthand," Cummins said. "Nothing compares to being out there. We've managed to leave our footprint really everywhere." Still more data are needed to assess the dimensions of the North Atlantic patch. Charles Moore, an ocean researcher credited with discovering the Pacific garbage patch in 1997, said the Atlantic undoubtedly has comparable amounts of plastic. The east coast of the United States has more people and more rivers to funnel garbage into the sea. But since the Atlantic is stormier, debris there likely is more diffuse, he said.
Whatever the difference between the two regions, plastics are devastating the environment across the world, said Moore, whose Algalita Marine Research Foundation based in Long Beach, California, was among the sponsors for Cummins and Eriksen.
"Humanity's plastic footprint is probably more dangerous than its carbon footprint," he said.
Plastics have entangled birds and turned up in the bellies of fish: A paper cited by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says as many as 100,000 marine mammals could die trash-related deaths each year.
I don't see how we can stop this phenomenon from occuring. Educating People does not seem to work and cleaning it up is impossible. Mother earth is crying for help.

Lawyers Enter Fray in Steven Seagal Sexual Assault Case

Shortly after the news that a 23-year-old former model is suing Steven Seagal for a bundle of sex-related charges, the action star's lawyer has weighed in:
"The lawsuit filed by Kayden Nguyen against Steven Seagal is a ridiculous and absurd claim by a disgruntled ex-employee who was fired for using illegal narcotics," Marty Singer, told CBS' Crimesider.

Alas, the plot thickens: Singer also wrote a letter to Nguyen's lawyer, E! reports, stating the lawsuit violates terms of confidentiality Nguyen agreed to when entering Seagal's employ in February.And now, the icing on this messy cake, the retort from Nguyen's lawyer, William Waldo:
"Please tell Steven Seagal two things. First, the cheap shot threats that might have intimidated other victims and their lawyers don't phase me. Save your ink. Second, Ms. Nguyen's claims are not going away. Five other victims called me yesterday."
Yet another gem to add to this hideous crown of controversy? CBS highlights a video of Nguyen saying," I can use my sex appeal to get any girl that I want and to trick any guy into getting what I want" on 'The Tyra Banks Show' in January 2009.

The lawsuit alleges Nguyen interviewed with Seagal to become his executive assistant. Nguyen claims she landed the job, but when she showed up for work, "Mr. Seagal had been keeping two young female Russian 'attendants' on staff who were available for his sexual needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
" Nguyen also claims, Seagal treated her "as his sex toy." Nguyen is suing for for sexual harassment, illegal trafficking of females for sex, failure to prevent sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and false representation about employment and wants more than $1 million dollars.
It sounds a little fishy. More than that, it sounds like a trumped up grab for money. As for the Russian sex slaves, that bears looking into a little more. Steven, have you really been naughty??

Friday, April 16, 2010

Whitney Houston : "Nuff Already"

Her fans may always love her, but catty reviewers across Britian aren't exactly singing Whitney Houston's praises following a bumpy return to the stage Tueday night in a rough-and-tumble Birmingham.
Invariably, every negative review including some variation of "Houston, we have a problem," but when they began describing the singer's vocal cords and overall stamina, even the normally prim BBC got in on the act, saying the singer was "panting more than John Prescott running for a bus," a reference to a well known (and chubby) Politician from Wales.
Whitney's performance of " I Will Always Love You," which goes awry at the 4:18 mark.
Houston was suppose to kick off her British tour last week, but had to cancel due to respiratory problems. Her breathing seemed to be one of the main problems, according to several reviewers.
A local paper ,The Birmingham Post, said that although Houston's voice was still there, the stamina was not," adding the 45-minute concert "was constantly broken up with water breaks and chats with the audience to catch her breath.
The Post's reviewer, Alison Dayani, said Houston angered the crowd after six songs when she "disappeared to let her brother Gary and the back-up singers perform some of her tracks while she took a 15 minute break.
One of the song's she chose to let video and backup singers perform was her hit "One Moment In Time."
Her absence so soon after the show began led to boos around the arena, and when she returned to the stage, Houston guipped, "Thank you for being patient, I heard you getting p***ed off.
The notoriously rough-on-celebs tabloid "The Sun" said Whitney seemed distracted, often losing her train of thought during rambling between-song chats with the audienceWhen it came time to sing her signature song ..."I Will Forever Love You," Houston failed to hit the soaring high notes.
One audience member told BBC Radio 5 live: She was good when she was good, but when she was not on form, she was awful.
However , the Independent's Elisa Bray says she admired Houston, who in the face of negative press, stood up tonight to give her all. Was there a smirk on Alisa Bray's face, I do think so?
My spin on this lost cause:I like others loved to hear Whitney sing, a beautiful voice gone to waste. Whitney voice was her gift and she gave it all up for drugs and a crack-head husband, who by the way had a lot of baby mamas. Retire now Whitney and give your voice a rest, everyone know you need to make money to support your habit maybe you can get a job in a chicken shack.
Whitney, you will never be the singer you were in the "Bodyguard" with Kevin Costner. Stay tuned the saga continues: