Thursday, February 25, 2010

American Soldiers Return Home From Afghanistan In Various Methods

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Pediatricians Seek Choke Proof Hot Dogs

Pediatricians call for a choke-proof hot dog

Warning the Surgeon General has determined that beyond the cardio vascual risks associated with eating that hot dog that you are about to stick into your mouth it also poses a choking hazard, doing in 3 minutes what a life time of eating pork will do: Kill You.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Elton John Says "Jesus Was A Gay Man" - No Christian Fundamentalists Threaten To Kill Him

Elton John: Jesus was gay

In an interview that's sure to raise eyebrows in the Bible Belt and elsewhere, Elton John says he believes Jesus was gay.

The part-time Atlantan made the comments in an interview that will be published in the upcoming issue of Parade magazine, which is included in Sunday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems," John told Parade interviewer Dotson Rader.

"On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him," John said. "Jesus wanted us to be loving and foregiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel. Try being a gay woman in the Middle East -- you're as good as dead."

The musician also discussed love, drugs, friends and fame.

"Princess Diana, Gianni Versace, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, all dead," John said.

"Two of them shot outside their houses," he said. "None of this would have happened if they hadn't been famous. Fame attracts lunatics. I never had a bodyguard, ever, until Gianni died. I don't like celebrity anymore."

He said that "just about every relationship I ever had was involved with drugs. It never works."

On love, John discusses his relationship with longtime partner David Furnish.

"Every Saturday for 16 years, we've sent each other a card, no matter where we are in the world, to say how much we love each other."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Children's Content On Television - How Do You Show Faux Outrage And Not Laugh?

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I am sure that all of you who are parents have been in my predicament.

You overhear the audio from a television show that your young children are watching.
The content is funny but it pushes the envelop with regard to what you want them to listen to.
At the same time you know know where your 8 year old son gets some of his "wash your mouth out with soap" language that you must correct him on.

Such is the case with the video clip above.

"I Can Control The TV With My Butt!!!"

This line caused me to laugh out loud but I had to play it off with my son.
If you show too much of a response he will see through your concern about such corrections.

The Tea Party Movement And The Claims Of Racism

Alternet: Overshadowed by Tea Party Movement, the Christian Right Scrambles to Claim It Isn't Racist

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Anti-Olympic Protests Turn Violent In Vancouver

Anti-Olympic Protests Turn Violent in Vancouver

Its a good thing that no Tea Party protesters went to Canada and committed this violence.  Then these violent protests would have been covered more vigorously by the news media.

Geithner Says U.S. Will ‘Never’ Lose Aaa Debt Rating

Geithner Says U.S. Will ‘Never’ Lose Aaa Debt Rating

I wouldn't place my money on this prediction Mr Geithner.

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said the U.S. is in no danger of losing its Aaa debt rating even though the Obama administration has predicted a $1.6 trillion budget deficit in 2010.

“Absolutely not,” Geithner said, when asked in an ABC News interview broadcast yesterday whether a downgrade is a concern. “That will never happen to this country.”

Geithner said investors around the world turn to U.S. Treasury securities and dollar-denominated assets whenever they are worried about global stability. That reflects “basic confidence” in the U.S. and its ability to bounce back from the global recession, he said.

Moody’s Investors Service Inc. last week said the U.S. government’s bond rating will come under pressure in the future unless additional measures are taken to reduce budget deficits projected for the next decade.

The U.S. plans to rein in the deficit once the labor market recovers, Geithner said. In the short run, that means focusing on ways to “make sure that this economy is growing again,” he said. The administration says the deficit will shrink over the next four years as more Americans find jobs and the economy accelerates.

“This is within our capacity to do,” Geithner said.

The Obama administration has proposed additional tax cuts and small-business assistance in its bid to jumpstart the U.S. economy. Geithner and other officials have said it’s too soon to start cutting spending because ending stimulus programs now could derail the economy.

‘Very Unlikely’

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer, who was first deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund from 1994 to 2001, said today he agreed with Geithner’s assessment that the U.S. wasn’t in danger of losing its Aaa debt rating.

“That’s very unlikely,” Fischer said in an interview in Sydney, where he was attending a symposium organized by the Reserve Bank of Australia to celebrate its 50th anniversary. “I don’t know who else would be the gold standard at this stage.”

Geithner said the risk of a “double dip” recession in the U.S. has declined, particularly given recent reports showing the economy grew at a 5.7 percent pace in the fourth quarter of last year.

“We have much, much lower risk of that today than at any time over the last 12 months or so,” Geithner said. “We are beginning the process of healing.”

Helping Homeowners

Geithner defended the Obama administration’s efforts to help homeowners avoid foreclosure through subsidized mortgage modifications. When asked why few homeowners have so far received permanent reworked loans, the Treasury chief responded that the administration is “absolutely committed” to following through on its promises.

“For eligible Americans -- they’re getting permanent modifications that substantially lower their monthly payment,” he said. “For the average household that translates into hundreds and hundreds of dollars every month for them.”

Geithner taped the interview before heading to Iqaluit, in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut, for a meeting with finance ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations. He told ABC that he wasn’t worried that tighter financial regulation would put U.S. banks at an international disadvantage.

“I’m very confident we can make sure that we are working very closely to raise global standards around the world so we have a level playing field,” Geithner said.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Economics Whittled Down To A Rap

I have to reluctantly say that I was impressed by the video and the education that it put forth on competing economic theories.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Osama Bin Laden Is A Global Warming Activist

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Inventor unveils $7,000 talking sex robot

Inventor unveils $7,000 talking sex robot

I get the feeling that this inventor built this doll out of necessity.

I also get the feeling that he was the primary "test pilot" for the doll as well.