Sunday, January 29, 2012

Callista Gingrich is from Mars

Maher Mocks Gingrich's Wife as a Martian

By Noel Sheppard | January 28, 2012 | 15:32

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Remember the good old days when the family members of politicians were considered off-limits?

That of course is never the case for Republicans as HBO's Bill Maher sadly demonstrated on Friday's Real Time when he depicted Newt Gingrich's wife Callista as a Martian (video follows with transcript and commentary):

BILL MAHER: Newt Gingrich, oh my G-d, this guy, he's clinical. I'm going to show you later in the show why he is absolutely clinical. He thinks he's some sort of intergalactic ruler. He said, "By the end of my second term as president, we will have a colony on the moon, and if there's enough people there, it can petition to be the 51st state." We'll call it Lunarchusetts. [Laughter]

Now, I don't know if this explains anything, but take a look at this picture. This is a picture from the movie Mars Attacks. And here's Mrs. Gingrich. [Laughter and applause]

Friday, January 27, 2012

Drunk Driver Delivers Himself To The Mounties Lawn...

A Saskatchewan Mountie who specializes in drunk driving cases took his work home with him recently when an allegedly drunk driver got stuck on his lawn.

The off-duty RCMP constable was relaxing at home in Yorkton about 9 p.m on Tuesday when he heard a disturbance outside, the RCMP said Thursday.

He discovered a 1996 Ford station wagon that had been driven on to his lawn was stuck in the snow. The driver was attempting to get the car out of the yard, but without much success.

According to the RCMP, the driver was highly intoxicated and there was open liquor in the car.

The officer — a qualified breath test technician who specializes in impaired driving investigations and arrests about two dozen drunk drivers every year — took the driver into custody and transported him to the Yorkton detachment. A breath test showed the man's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, police said.

The Yorkton man, 55, spent the night in RCMP cells. Charges are pending, police said.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Loose cat in cockpit delays Air Canada flight

An escaped cat kept an Air Canada flight grounded for several hours on Wednesday.

Flight 603 was supposed to leave Halifax for Toronto just after 5:30 a.m. but the takeoff was delayed when a cat escaped from its carrier in the plane's cabin and fled to the cockpit. The feline bolted when the door to the carrier was inadvertently opened by a passenger who was attempting to put luggage in an overhead compartment.

"It's hilarious, really. It's so random," passenger Kyle Warkentin told CBC News.

Warkentin first heard about the trouble when a flight attendant announced they were looking for a cat. Ten minutes stretched into 20. More time went by with no sign of Ripples the cat. The attendants apologized for the delay.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Calgary woman beaten at Mexican resort still in coma Sheila Nabb, 37, is originally from Nova Scotia

A woman badly beaten in Mexico over the weekend has been identified by family as Sheila Nabb of Calgary.

The CBC's Brian Dubreuil spoke with Nabb's uncle, Robert Prosser, who lives in Kingston, N.S., on Monday to get more information on the woman.

Nabb is 37 years old and lives in Calgary with her husband, Andrew, but grew up in Lower Sackville, outside Halifax.

The pair were on vacation in Mexico at a five-star resort when the attack happened, Prosser told Carole MacNeil on CBC's News Now.

Prosser said the family doesn't know what motivated the attack or who did it. All the family knows is that Nabb was "attacked in an elevator, beaten severely, and just left there."

Sheila Nabb was vacationing in the Mazatlan area of Mexico when she was attacked, her family told CBC News. Sheila Nabb was vacationing in the Mazatlan area of Mexico when she was attacked, her family told CBC News.(Facebook)

There were no security cameras in the elevator, he said, adding that virtually every bone in her face was broken.

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Iran says sanctions to fail, repeats Hormuz threat

Iran says sanctions to fail, repeats Hormuz threat

Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:49am EST

By Mitra Amiri

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian politicians said on Tuesday they expected the European Union to backtrack on its oil embargo and repeated a threat to close the vital Strait of Hormuz shipping lane if the West succeeds in preventing Tehran from exporting crude.

"The West's ineffective sanctions against the Islamic state are not a threat to us. They are opportunities and have already brought lots of benefits to the country," Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi told the official IRNA news agency.

Speaking a day after the EU slapped a ban on Iranian oil - to take full effect within six months - in a move to press Tehran into curbing its contested nuclear program and engage in negotiations with six world powers, the tone in the Islamic Republic was defiant, even skeptical.

"The global economic situation is not one in which a country can be destroyed by imposing sanctions," Moslehi said, repeating Iran's stance that with the EU in economic and monetary crisis, it needs Iran's oil more than Iran needs its business.

A spokesman for the oil ministry said Iran had had plenty of time to prepare for the sanctions and would find alternative customers for the 18 percent of its exports that up to now have gone to the 27-nation European bloc.

"The first phase of this (sanctions action) is propaganda, only then it will enter the implementation phase. That is why they put in this six months period, to study the market," Alireza Nikzad Rahbar said, predicting the embargo could be rescinded before it takes force completely.

"This market will harm them because oil is getting more expensive and when oil gets more expensive it will harm the people of Europe," state TV quoted him as saying. "We hope that in these six months they will choose the right path."

The embargo will not kick in completely until July 1 because the bloc's foreign ministers who agreed the ban at a meeting in Brussels were anxious not to penalize the ailing economies of Greece, Italy and others to whom Iran is a major oil supplier.

The strategy will be reviewed in May to see if it should proceed.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Punishment for insufficient grief of leaders death...


The government reportedly has begun punishing citizens who did not display enough grief during public mourning events for Kim Jong-Il, the "Dear Leader" who died Dec. 17.
According to the international news website, quoting South Korea's Daily NK, "government officials were handing down periods of at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who did not participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but did not cry and did not seem genuine."

Runaway Slave And Herman Cain On Bill Maher Real Time

Bill Maher interviews Herman Cain on Real Time during the season premiere. Aired on January 13, 2012. Posted under Fair Use copyright provisions.

Runaway Slave

From the creators of Tea Party: The Documentary Film comes a new documentary about freedom. Runaway Slave exposes the economic slavery of the black community to the Progressive, big government policies of the U.S. government. The film’s heroes are black conservatives who are speaking out so that all Americans can truly be “free at last.”

The film’s central figure is Rev. C.L. Bryant, a self-professed “runaway slave. A former NAACP chapter president in Garland, TX, C.L. abandoned an organization he felt was more about political posturing, and less about civil rights. As a former Democratic Radical who escaped the bondage of Progressivism and denounced the shackles of entitlements, he has committed himself to helping others secure the blessings of liberty that are guaranteed by the Constitution with his new found conservative values.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Genius of Mauricio Cattelan on display at Guggenheim museum

Mauricio Cattelan was born in padua in 1960.
Cattelan did not attend art school but taught himself.
he worked as a cook, gardener, nurse and mortuary
attendant, before turning to making art with the hope that the
art world might offer him ‘better treatment’.
he began his creative adventures by making furniture
for his apartment - ‘functional furniture with art meaning’.
his designs were nothing special, he says, but they sparked
a lot of interest among italian magazine editors and
manufacturers. cattelan felt that designing was not right
for him, and an early show in bologna proved to be a
turning point.
today he is one of the best-known italian artist to have
emerged internationally in the 1990s, and his reputation
continues to grow.

Maurizio Cattelan’s art often combines sculpture and
performance. Cattelan has a subtle sense of the paradoxes
of transgression, the limits of tolerance.
since the early 1990s, his work has provoked and challenged
the limits of contemporary value systems through its use
of irony and humor.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cruise Ship Sinks Off Tuscan Coast...69 people are still missing

Holidaymakers from Britain, France, Italy and Germany were forced to flee the 1,500-cabin Costa Concordia in lifeboats when it hit a reef less than two hours after leaving port.

Some leapt overboard and swam to shore as the ship started to sink into the waters near the island of Giglio, off the Tuscan coast.

Francesco Paolillo, the coastguard spokesman, said that at least three bodies were retrieved from the sea and at least three more were feared dead.

Local officials are also reporting that 69 people are still unaccounted for.
By this morning, the ship was lying virtually flat off Giglio's coast, its starboard side submerged in the water.

Pregnant women and young children were among the 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew on board.

Passengers' dinner on Friday night was interrupted by a loud boom at around 8pm and a voice over the loud-speaker system initially claimed that the ship was suffering an electrical failure, before ordering everyone on-board to don life-jackets.
"It was just like something out of the Titanic," one woman said. "You could tell straight away that the ship had hit something and no way was it an electrical fault.

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Could This Be True Or False? Statue of Liberty: according to Brad Meltzer’s team (History Channel)

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Statue of Liberty: Symbol of Lucifer Brad Meltzer’s team (History Channel)

Brad Meltzer’s team (History Channel) was on track on the true meaning behind whom the Statue of Liberty represented, and then like the rest of this world whom Satan has attached blinders to, they lost the truth by obscurity in the belief that the betrayer whom was a bearer of light (i.e., Lucifer) could not be the one whom the statue was modeled after.

Satan’s inspiration of the God-like statue in a prominent position in representing his child that mirrors his own rebellion from the Crown of Yahweh, and his lighting his own path with a torch to guide his way through the dankness he chose outside of Yahweh’s enlightenment, and by forming a foundation or fundamental way that is in direct contrast to “the Way” he was previously enlightened to, reveals Satan’s guidance to mankind. In leading his children of mankind to remain in a liberalized state from the Creator, in the New York harbor stands the PROUD symbol of Dawn Lucifer Satan the Devil’s falsely lighted way that ever more leads mankind farther away from the True Light that promises the only harmonious answer for all of creation.

Statue of Liberty National Monument (U.S. National Park Service) “Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.”

The symbolism: Liberty from Yahweh’s Rule was a gift from Satan to Mankind. France’s friendship also symbolizes the friendship Satan and his demons feel towards their adopted human family. The statue represents the lighted way that is a beacon intended for other nations to follow the path of, that being the United States.

And this children is why Satan will eventually fulfill prophecy in forming his one world government. It is not because Yahweh will force it, but is because this has been Satan’s intention from the beginning of his own rebellion. His problem over the past 6,000 years has mirrored Yahweh’s own problem in dealing with rebellious factions.

Satan has his kingdom, but it has yet to come in line with the model (the United States) he seeks as his foundation for all of mankind. And this is why Yahweh has taken a hand in causing its downfall. Satan will have his short rule under one world power, but it will not be his preferred choice.He must change course and take what crumb of bread Yahweh gives him. When that power also proves futile, Satan will be dethroned by force from his position on the planet.

The copper and other elements of the statue are symbolic to Yahweh. Ezekiel 22:18 “Son of man, the house of Israel has become dross to Me. All of them are copper, tin, iron, and lead inside the furnace; they are the dross of silver.”Israel (Yahweh’s female name) found Her house (creation) filled with dross:

Dictionary: “dross >noun 1 rubbish. 2 scum on the surface of molten metal. -ORIGIN Old English.”

In the past, you have been taught that the demons are considered as mere waste, and those killed are dumped in the garbage pile of the Orange Plane. That action represents the garbage dump. It, like the present earth, is an unclean place. The coming wrath will cleanse the earth. The Orange Plane will eventually be consumed by fire.

Leviticus 14:41 “He is to have the inside of the house completely scraped, and the plaster that is scraped off must be dumped in an unclean place outside the city.” (Outside Heaven.) Isaiah 14:19 “But you are thrown out without a grave, like a worthless branch, covered by those slain with the sword and dumped into a rocky pit like a trampled corpse.” There are no graves in Heaven. “thrown out” into the darkness of eternity after being thrown into the rocky pit of the Orange Plane. Satan’s human children will join him in eternal death outside of Yahweh in the eternal pit of darkness.

Daniel 3:29 “Therefore I issue a decree that anyone of any people, nation, or language who says anything offensive against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be torn limb from limb and his house made a garbage dump. For there is no other god who is able to deliver like this.” The earth is becoming a garbage dump, just like the Orange Plane. It is defiled and spoiled. No longer a planet to be applauded by the angelic hosts of Heaven. The prized jewel has faded from its original glory. Rust and degradation are not part of the spirit ream, but they exist in the fleshly realm.

Yahweh seeks a solution: Ezekiel 24:11 “Set the empty pot on its coals so that it becomes hot and its copper glows. Then its impurity will melt inside it; its rust will be consumed.” Ezekiel 22:20 ‘Just as one gathers silver, copper, iron, lead, and tin into the furnace to blow fire on them and melt them, so I will gather [you] in My anger and wrath, put you [inside], and melt you.”

Birds Are Smarter Then You Think...

This cat knows what she wants...and takes it

Best Use Of a Roomba Ive Seen...

Cancer Cure?...This Student Angela Zhang thinks so...and wins $100k

Science fair projects have become much cooler since the days of growing lima beans under different-colored light filters. This year's winners of America's top science honors for high school students used nanotechnology to destroy cancer stem cells and turned Microsoft's Kinect gaming sensor into a design tool for prosthetic limbs. Their reward: $100,000 scholarships for college.
A $100,000 individual grand prize went to Angela Zhang, a senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif., whose nanoparticle system not only allows for noninvasive imaging of tumors, but also delivers drugs to attack cancer cells. Another $100,000 team grand prize was shared by Ziyuan Liu and Cassee Cain, seniors at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tenn., who hacked an Xbox 360 Kinect sensor to analyze the walking patterns of people wearing prosthetics.
The winners announced Monday had competed against 2,436 fellow students who submitted 1,541 projects to the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology...

Such projects represent the latest trends in modern science and technology. Zhang's work reflects the growing use of nanotechnology to treat diseases of the human body on the smallest scales. She used gold and iron oxide-based nanoparticles that could act as markers for MRI and photoacoustic imaging, even as it delivered the drug salinomycin to attack cancer tumors.
"Angela created a nanoparticle that is like a Swiss army knife of cancer treatment," said Tejal Desai, a bioengineer at the University of California, San Francisco, and a competition judge. "She showed great creativity and initiative in designing a nanoparticle system that can be triggered to release drugs at the site of the tumor while also allowing for noninvasive imaging."...


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to annihilation

Doomsday Clock ticks one minute closer to annihilation

Nuke treaty feud brings humanity closer to destruction - boffins

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The boffins who run the Doomsday Clock – an estimate of how close humanity is to annihilation by climate change or nuclear war - have just moved the minute hand one minute closer to midnight [1].

Invented by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (BAS) in 1947, the clock represents nuclear danger with midnight representing the end of humanity as we know it. The terrifying device was set at seven minutes to midnight in 1947 and veered to two minutes in 1952 after the testing of the hydrogen bomb. It was pushed back to 17 minutes in 1991 when the US and Russia started to reduce their nuke arsenals.

The reasons for pushing the clock forward from six to five include the failure of the US and China to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the energy crisis that the boffins foresee as the developing world booms and demands more energy and resources:

Faced with clear and present dangers of nuclear proliferation and climate change, and the need to find sustainable and safe sources of energy, world leaders are failing to change business as usual. Inaction on key issues including climate change, and rising international tensions motivate the movement of the clock.

The decision was evaluated by a symposium of scientists evaluating recent events and trends for the future of humanity.

Happy 2012. ®

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Man charged with snatching purse after woman hit by car

While a young woman lay dead or dying on a street in Hamilton, Ont., say police, a thief stole the purse that had been thrown from her body when she was struck by an alleged drunk driver — and later used her credit cards.

Jason Trotter, 29, was arrested by police Jan. 3 and charged with fraud and theft of an unidentified 20-year-old woman's purse after she was left to die following a hit-and-run last year, according to Staff Sgt. Steve Hrab of the Hamilton Police.

"It's deplorable. It offends our sense of decency to think that a young girl is struck as she's crossing a street by, it turns out, an alleged drunk driver who takes off," Hrab said. "As she's laying there crumpled in a heap on the street we have another individual that comes along that takes advantage of the situation and takes her purse with some credit cards in it and then uses them."

Hrab compared the theft to looting and pillaging in a war zone.

"That's the only time I can think of something like this happening. To have it happen here in Canada on our streets . . . nothing surprises me, but it's offensive."

Police said they were able to trace Trotter by following the usage records of the woman's credit card and one belonging to her boyfriend.

Hrab said while Trotter's arrest won't bring any measure of closure to the woman's family, he was happy that police were able to put an end to this chapter of the story.

"I'm glad that we were able to arrest this individual and, hopefully, send a message to other individuals that we'll take this very seriously and we'll go the extra mile to make sure that these kinds of individuals face justice."

The woman, whose name police aren't releasing, was hit while she was crossing Main St. East in Hamilton on Sept. 18.

Hrab said that there were witnesses of the collision and paramedics were quickly called to the scene. Nothing Trotter could have done would have saved the woman, the officer said.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Mayan 2012 end of the world debunked

Or why you shouldn't stop contributing to your 401k plan
The ancient Mayan people, whose empire extended across much of Central America from late-antiquity to the 1500s, maintained a complex system of calendars -- which, oddly enough, ended with this year, 2012. This anomaly in Mayan timekeeping has caused many today to wonder whether the great calendar-makers foresaw an apocalypse in our era. The truth is more complex. Here are today's top 10 myths about 2012.

1. OK, it's past 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2012. Why didn't anything happen?
Actually the great endpoint of the Mayan Long Count calendar is winter solstice 2012, which falls on Dec. 21 of this year. Keeping counting.

2. Is the world really going to end on winter solstice? Yikes.
Not according to most people who've recently written on the topic. Author John Major Jenkins has tracked some remarkable astronomical phenomena due to occur this year, in particular a "galactic alignment" of the earth, sun and a black hole at the center of the galaxy. While that may sound ominous to people who follow portentous signs, Jenkins finds nothing in Mayan literature to suggest an apocalypse. Ditto for writer Daniel Pinchbeck who, like Jenkins, envisages a shift in consciousness rather than a global meltdown. An earthly sign of what these and other writers have in mind, perhaps, is the worldwide protest/Occupy movement.

3. But the Mayan civilization DID predict the world's end, right?
The truth is: We don't know. Virtually no surviving Mayan carvings or documents make any reference to 2012, beyond the calendar system. Conquistadors and missionaries destroyed vast amounts of Mayan records and scholarship beginning with the Spanish conquest of the Yucatan peninsula in the early 1500s. We are left today with just remnants of Mayan thought. Hence, what these ancient mathematicians and calendar-makers actually believed would happen in 2012 remains a mystery of the antique world.

4. But other signs in the environment point to something creepy happening, don't they?
Actually, one legitimate cause for environmental concern that is sometimes tied to 2012 is the problem of solar flares, which could disrupt electrical grids. Author Lawrence Joseph, a 2012 theorist, has written very ably on this question -- though he doesn't necessarily pinpoint the issue to the calendar year 2012 itself.

5. I should stock up on water and provisions just in case, right?
Well, Napoleon put it this way: "Every plan immediately fails upon contact with the enemy." Hence, it's really difficult to say whether generators, freeze-dried food or the massive jug of water that leaked in our kitchen last night (this is true) will make any difference for anyone, anywhere, on Dec. 21, 2012, or any other day. Ethical living, on a personal and global level, takes precedence any day in my book.

6. The famous early-20th century psychic Edgar Cayce foretold bad tidings for 2012, didn't he?
No. While this rumor widely circulates on the web, and while Cayce did forecast earth-change prophecies for the late 20th century, he never uttered a word about 2012.

7. But the soothsayer Nostradamus warned us over 2012, right?
Again, no. While this is another rumor that makes the rounds online and in tabloid weeklies, the Renaissance-age seer never mentioned 2012. Of course, many analysts of Nostradamus would find that debatable. Nearly all of the middle-French quatrains produced by Nostradamus were imbued with ambiguous, shadowy images and language, which led to the profitable development of a cottage industry out of their interpretation and translation. But the best scholars in the field, which include Stephane Gerson (author of a monumental forthcoming biography of the seer) and Richard Smoley, who has recently retranslated the middle-French quatrains, find nothing in the work of Nostradamus that deals specifically with the year 2012 (or with the events 9/11 either, for that matter).

8. Didn't a computer program called Web Bot predict a 2012 apocalypse?
The Web Bot Project is a program that scans the Internet for repeat phrases to search out cultural and business trends. Its findings are broad and widely open to interpretation -- and some do use its data for prognostication. But it hasn't pinpointed anything that plainly speaks to 2012.

9. I've heard the earth's magnetic poles could shift in 2012.
This too makes the rounds online. If the magnetic poles suddenly shift our climate and environment could be thrown asunder, according to theorists. The author John White has written an authoritative book on this very question and finds little evidence for a sudden, contemporary pole shift.

10. OK, so this is all a bunch of hooey from a backwards primitive culture, right?
Again, the truth is more complex.

The Maya were an extraordinary civilization, possessed of a greatly intricate and multilayered system of calendars, mathematics, astronomy, architecture, geometry and religion.

They were a truly great civilization, on par with other ancient cultures, such as the Greeks and Romans. The fact that they abruptly ended their calendar on winter solstice 2012 is a historical mystery.

Did they believe this year marked a great transition? An endpoint of some sort? Or were they merely taking a break in their vast system of time-keeping? We really don't know.

But anyone who is fascinated with the philosophies of the ancient world has a legitimate interest in wondering what the Maya had in mind.

Mitch Horowitz is the editor in chief of Tarcher/Penguin and the author of 'Occult America: The Secret History of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation' (Bantam).

He is writing a history of the positive-thinking movement, forthcoming from Crown.

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