Friday, August 28, 2009

Survey: Hotlanta is a 'sexually satisfied' place

Survey: Hotlanta is a 'sexually satisfied' place

Perhaps city leaders should adopt Marvin Gaye’s libidinous anthem “Let’s Get it On” as Atlanta’s next theme song.

According to a recent survey, Hotlanta ranks as the nation’s most sexually satisfied metropolis (and second most sexually active, behind Houston).

Commissioned by Trojan condoms, the non-scientific study of 1,000 adults from the U.S.’ 10 most populated cities also found that Atlantans are almost always in the mood.

“Atlanta doesn’t wait for the weekend,” for sex, said Kim Berndt, research director for Strategy One, which conducted the online survey of adults 18-and-over. “That’s one of the [findings] that make Atlanta unique.”

Overall, 73 percent of Atlantans surveyed said they are satisfied with their sex lives. And no city gets more, ahem, bang for the buck, though Berndt said quantity and quality aren’t mutually exclusive when it comes to pleasure.

“We found the more often people have sex, the more satisfied they tended to be,” she said.

So which city’s residents are the least active? Would you believe San Francisco, (former) headquarters of the free love movement?

“If sexual quality of life is higher in Atlanta it may be due to the boomerang effect of southern reticence,” said Atlanta-based columnist and author Michael Alvear, host of HBO’s “The Sex Inspectors.”

“Meaning, what is not spoken of is acted on. San Francisco may have planted the flag on sexual expression but Atlanta’s making it wave.”

While geography might portend more puritanical sexual mores, Atlanta has a history of randy behavior. In the 1970s, Playboy magazine dubbed Cobb County’s Riverbend Apartments “ground zero” of the sexual revolution. And no less an authority than Mick Jagger, who lived in Atlanta briefly while filming the forgettable 1992 flick “Freejack,” opined that the city’s strip clubs were the best he’s visited.

Credit the eye candy.

“We’re the China of beauty,” said Alvear, who blogs about sex at Urge and Merge.

“There’s a lot of physically attractive people living here.”

And Atlanta, as the South’s flagship city, tends to attract a younger, more liberated demographic.

“Atlanta’s a magnet,” said Alvear, adding, “We’re the sex capital of the U.S.”

Now there’s a slogan for a city that’s had its fair share.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

PowerBall Winner $260M - I Think I Found My Long Lost Cousin

Former state employee says he doesn't think the money will change him

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.

Solomon Jackson Jr., of Columbia, refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades or in a $129 million lump sum.

Jackson did reveal he was an assistant supervisor for the state Revenue Department who retired in 2000. He said he is married but would not say how many children he has.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jaheim - Could It Be

For some unexplainable reason I've always liked this video.

Police Department To Resell Confiscated Guns Back To Market

The City Council is considering a program to let the Police Department sell confiscated guns to licensed dealers. Sales could net $10,000 a year.

This is an interesting issue in which there are "truths" on both sides of the debate.

Those who have an anti-gun spirit would be inclined to say that the Police are injecting negative agent back into their community - in theory - re-enabling the criminal element to cycle through the system once again - gun in hand.

To those, like me, with a pro-gun spirit would argue that the ownership of a legally obtained gun is little different than if an automobile or mink coat that was ceased by the police were re-marketed to the general public.

I do concede that if a gun was a part of a murder and then was put back on the street after the thug was brought to justice - it might be problematic. Who's to say that this same gun had not been used in other crimes and then upon a ballistics test done after the fact on this new murder case - that offending gun proves to be the weapon which was used. This is an issue.

I would ask that the Colorado Springs PD proceed very cautiously on this one. Only sell guns that are antique or which have been certified, to the best of the department's knowledge to never have been used in the commission of a shooting crime.

As long as the distribution channel is via licensed gun dealers - I am made more comfortable as these dealers are regulated.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Warren Buffett Warns About Exploiding US Debt

Buffett Says Federal Debt Poses Risks to Economy

Aug. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. must address the massive amounts of “monetary medicine” that have been pumped into the financial system and now pose threats to the world’s largest economy and its currency, billionaire Warren Buffett said.

The “gusher of federal money” has rescued the financial system and the U.S. economy is now on a slow path to recovery, Buffett wrote in a New York Times commentary yesterday. While he applauds measures adopted by the Federal Reserve and officials from the Bush and Obama administrations, Buffett says the U.S. is fiscally in “uncharted territory.”

The government is trying to spark business and consumer spending through a $787 billion stimulus plan spanning tax cuts and infrastructure projects, while the Treasury and the Fed have spent billions more on separate programs to rescue financial institutions and resuscitate the banking system. The U.S. budget deficit is forecast to reach a record $1.841 trillion in the year that ends Sept. 30.

“Enormous dosages of monetary medicine continue to be administered and, before long, we will need to deal with their side effects,” Buffett, 78, said. “For now, most of those effects are invisible and could indeed remain latent for a long time. Still, their threat may be as ominous as that posed by the financial crisis itself.”

The “greenback emissions” will swell the deficit to 13 percent of gross domestic product this fiscal year, while net debt will increase to 56 percent of GDP, Buffett said.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cuba Running Out Of Toilet Paper - Still Has Free Health Care Though

Cubans experiencing hard times because of dismal economic conditions have one more thing to worry about - toilet paper supplies.

With a better health care system than what the United States has (if you listen to Michael Moore that is) - you'd think that the island paradise of Cuba would have known that "toilet paper is more important than free health care."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Christians Targeted In Pakistan - The World Propaganda Media Yawns

It is a good thing that no "Christian" American soldiers targeted any Pakistani Muslims. Otherwise this would be front page news.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

$675,000 Judgment For Illegally Distributing 30 Songs?

Jury orders student to pay $675,000 for illegally downloading music

This jury award is preposterous.

$22,500 per song.

These are mere bits on a computer hard drive yet this is seen akin to a "capital offense".

This does not represent the proportionality of the crime. Instead it shows the power of the Music and Entertainment industry in their ability to twist the arms of our legislators.