Friday, May 31, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Nicki Minaj HOT 97 Interview [VIDEO]
Vice Ganda, Jessica Soho exchange birdcalls via twitter
What do Nicki Minaj and Jessica Soho have in common? Clashes with starmakerbreakers!
BONUS! NICKI MINAJ ::: Before and After Makeover!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Also have a look at this clip from the infamous Doors TV 1969 TV appearance on PBS. Morrison predicts the future.
Do you think Jim Morrison could have "time traveled"? Did he come to the future and leave a marker?
Look HERE for a CLUE!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The NY Daily News described it as "suffered a profanity-peppered wardrobe malfunction on "Good Morning America" Friday,"...
This isn't the first time ditzy acidic salty-tongued diva Mariah carey has had a "wardrobe malfunction" (and it will likely not be the last!) I'm beginning to wonder if these events are strategically pre-planned to generate interest? Prop up the ol' career?
Here's Michelle Carlbert's wrap along with video of the wardrobe malfunction...
Friday, May 24, 2013
Here I am on a Friday morning, planning out my day. The sudden early hot humid early preview of summer is now over. Here in New York we are in for a couple of days of rain and coller temperatures. The TV weatherdude seems to think we'll hit 70 on Memorial Day. Yes, I'll be at the bbq Monday, grilling away. It's a thanksgiving day for me, a day to remember the men and women who fought and died for our freedoms, freedoms that are being pulled out from under us.
By the time Tuesday rolls around there's no telling what new material might have hit the news fan. I'm glad Anthony Weiner has decided to run for Mayor here in New York City. If anyone is the poster child for 'we are only human' it is he.
I keep running into people who are worried about the coming of Obamacare. I keep hoping that something will be done to ease the financial burden on American students (UAlbany is gearing up a new 'fast track'program that looks very promising) who are being victimized by greedy colleges - it all leads back to the big banks and the fat cats and those we call the one per cent.
Well, I have errands to run, places to go and people to meet. I'll be working on my writings throughout the holiday weekend. My smartphone will keep me connected to the digital world, which as soon as I upload this post, will be going on the back burner 'til tuesday.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Sadly, late into the night, na maloom afraad (unknown people) came to the rally with weapons, using aerial firing tactics to intimidate the peaceful protestors. It was a pity to see this at an energetic rally packed with families, including women and ...
Another user posted a picture of his hand with four inked fingers, saying: “I live in a pro-Bhai (MQM chief Altaf Hussain) area and was asked to vote for eight people, who had not turned up to vote, by namaloom afraad (unidentified people).”...
People who have heeded the movie's heartening message will be braving far more than crazed goons or 'namaloom afraad' protecting their party interests. Since the Taliban factor is missing from the Falakabad equation, the Chambaili tehreek can inspire a ...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
We all know the story of how Arissa Luna (Cheo) has been a model - a blueprint - for Dawn Yang Yeo to make like a Skorpii and vis plastic surgery, morph into Arissa Luna Junior, the Moonfruit plastizilla. But did you know there is a photo of Arissa Cheo that the blogebrity herself HATES and has tried to expunge from the internet?
See the face Arissa HATES by clicking HERE!
And remember, for every Xiaxue, for every Arissa, there's a Dawn Yang!
Searching for Arissa Cheo Family Photos 2013?
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Nothing new here, but valid points that could be used for a personal whiteboard, or better yet incorporate into your diary or planner to make it a "workbook" enabling you to practice the techniques. This along with the 48 Rules of Power and The Secret + a batch of self-help tapes or CDs from your fave life-coach could certainly help you in your daily endeavours!
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1742702481
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont (January 1, 2012)
Friday, May 17, 2013
Then the next day, here on old reliable blogger, a very similar thing happened, and for the first time ever, the post did not automatically save itself! Here's the error:
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Paradigm Time! Remember the old saying "think outside the box?"
It's not really "old" - people still do it! But how do you fine-tune your mind to discover what's right in front of you? Perhaps by reading more; certainly by assigning yourself a schedule of activities. I just did this for myself, and I used as a model a local college's six-week summer program brochure.
My goal is to keep myself thinking and doing things in a 'fast forward' mode and spirit: NOT rushing through tasks and learning endeavours, but jumping ahead to those on or beyond 'the cutting edge.'
This initiative began last week when I picked up a copy of the mid-90s book ---paradigm--- it set those little gears inside my head a'whirring...
A fine example of unique thinking appears in an article on egyptindependent.com about a movie. Not just any movie, but one filmed in 2012 via Samsung smartphone. Hassan Khan’s “Blind Ambition” truly is a picture you must see!
And here's a snippet or two of life-lesson style advice:
“Don't limit a child to your own learning, for she was born in another time.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore
"Failures do not mean you cannot try again. Take classes, read books, attend workshops about how to be a better husband or wife or dad or mom, work hard on it and work even harder even if you feel you did enough for your family." ~ Helen Chen.
Monday, May 13, 2013
RELATED ::: [The Atlantic] How Colleges Are Selling Out the Poor to Court the Rich - If the federal government were to take all of the money it pours into various forms of financial aid each year, it could go ahead and make tuition free, or close to it, for every student at every public college in the country.
Will it ever happen? I believe it could... What about you?
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Now that we have firmly established the fact that blogs are not going away, let's think about and discuss everything related to the craft. Blogging is sweet. Everyday people blog. Politicians blog. Celebrities blog. People become celebrities via blogging. Blog themselves develop 'personalities' over time.
What is your story? What is your unique personal blogging experience? Are you simply keeping a diary or chronicle? Are you blogging to inform? Are you blogging for fame or fortune or as a hobby? Why did you begin a blog? What or who got you started?
I have a few questions for you. Answer as many or few as you like. After the jump you can read my responses. The process here is a very simple one: answer the questions then leave a comment, if you like, review / comment / interact with other readers...
(1) What are you thinking when you write a new article, publish a new post? Do you want to share information? Share a personal experience? Propose a new idea or theory? Entertain?
(2) Before publishing, are you able to spell-check your post and verify grammar usage? Do you even think about it or care?
(3) How do you add and/or edit graphic images and photos? Do you create original material or do you "borrow" from other places. If you "borrow" do you check copyrights?
(4) Do you check for keywords that would apply to your article? Do you look to see if the subject matter appears in Google Trends or is trending on Twitter?
(5) Do you check to see if other blogs/bloggers are publishing articles similar to yours? Do you try to analyze blogs that you regard as 'competitors'?
(6) Do you routinely 'audit' or otherwise check your blog's statistics? Are you aware of who your readers are and where they are coming from? Do you 'interlink' posts and set links to open new windows or tabs so you won't 'lose' a reader by accident or distraction?
(7) Can your readers easily communicate with you and vice-versa? Do you keep a watchful eye on comments and respond to them in a timely manner?
(8) Once in awhile do you e-mail an old or new reader to deepen the bond? Is it easy for new readers to navigate through your blog, and is it easy for them to 'get a feel' of what your blog (and perhaps you) are all about?
(9) Do you leave a trail of breadcrumbs for others to follow? Do you comment on other blogs? Are you active on twitter, sina weibo, facebook, LinkedIn, etc.?
(10) 2 Questions (for facebook users*)
As a blogger, how do you use Facebook to interact with your readers / followers?
Have you looked into the benefits of a fanpage over those of a personal account?
*You folks are welcome to leave your comments via fb
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Welcome to Friday. It's been a busy week for those in the news media, especially here in New York. I don't quite know what happened to me last night, but I was on some sort of rare music trip, populating the sites of Vimeo and YouTube. Then later, I think it might have been around 1am, I had the radio on in the bedroom and the network news boomed out "get ready to pay for those youtube videos." Once again I wonder if people would be that stupid. Certainly they would: especially the crowd brought up on that ridiculous AOL system. Especially the nuts used to shelling out over $100 a month for cable TV. TV was and should always be free. Just like the Net! 85 years ago today, according to what I think I saw early this morning on WRGB Channel 6 News, the first TV newscast was broadcast. The Schenectady station was once Channel 4 - you can google or bing it if you want to fact-check.
Coming over the weekend: a very special (nothing to do with Mother's Day) blog article. I'm not sure which of my blogs it will be published on. Maybe all of them. We'll see. Have a great day!
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Facebook - where Dr. Phil watchers go when the man isn't on teevee! Trolling for nuts on the Social Network [here is another example] is the new normal!
Yes, it's on Facebook, where low-lifes and lunatics share precious videos!
5 Arrested In High School Fight Captured On Video « CBS Philly
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I have been running across this adapted quote from the Qu'ran a lot in recent days: "God helps those who help themselves." [Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (Quran, 13:11)] So, help yourselves to some KNOWLEDGE, courtesy of moi.
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Once upon a time I wrote “Sex slavery is very active in the US Latino community…” Missing Persons & Sex Slavery: Is This Where They’ve Gone?
I think my hunch is right and more of these cases will surface, hopefully with live-to-tell results.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Take a look at the image. How many newpaper or magazine sites do you routinely check for news? Multiply that number by the number of dollars you will pay - Now, THAT is the question. $1 for a month's trial is one thing, but suppose they say, okay, you like it? $9.99 a month. For the sake of argument, let us say you have ten sites you routinely visit for news and feature articles. Multiply. You are NOT going to shell out $100 a month for this info, are you? Maybe you will - many of you are foolish enough to be paying as much for your monthly dose of cable TV. And consider you are already paying for your internet service. Hey, you ARE stupid!
You see where this is going?
My blogs are free. Unless Google and - or WordPress decide to charge access fees (shhhh - don't give 'em any ideas) - you can bet BLOGS will provide you with a steady stream of news - no strings atached!
So, Bfffft! to the morons who say blogging is dying!
But what about "illegal work and undeclared transactions" on American soil? Does the health of underground exchange reflect or predict the health of the overall economy?
Paris [Agence France-Presse] — Undeclared economic activity, the so-called "black economy," in Europe shrank last year to 19.0 percent of declared output from 19.3 percent in 2011, a study for the Visa credit card company indicated on Monday.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Google looks to add second revenue stream: you knew this was going to happen sooner or later (I told you so!).
Saturday, May 04, 2013
University at Albany students staged a May Day rally Wednesday to protest several issues, including the installation of Sodexho as the campuswide food service provider.
Student-activists representing the "Students Revolutionary Coalition" claim they are defending both workers’ rights and the rights of fellow students to diversity and dignity on the UAlbany campus.
Brooklyn in the Catskills ::: Dope Jams, a Brooklyn record store that closed in January, reopens in June in Oak Hill in Greene County. Resident Advisor reports, “the shop’s famously grumpy proprietors Francis Englehardt and Paul Nickerson… initially said they planned to keep Dope Jams alive solely as an online mailorder site, a recent post on their Facebook page reveals that they will open a new shop at 7811 Route 81 in Oak Hill, a small town located in upstate New York. The shop will play host to an opening party on Sunday, June 9.”
University at Albany students staged a May Day rally Wednesday to protest several issues, including the installation of Sodexho as the campuswide food service provider. Student-activists representing the "Students Revolutionary Coalition" claim they are defending both workers’ rights and the rights of fellow students to diversity and dignity on the UAlbany campus.
‘Uzbek Princess’ in Social Media Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, is very active in social media, and her provocative Twitter posts and photos shared on Instagram often raise eyebrows among the mostly conservative audiences in Uzbekistan and other countries in the region. Blogger Ayana Seidimbek presents a collection of the most controversial posts and images the ‘Uzbek princess’ has shared in social media. More »
Anonymous reminded me about this: We Do Not Forget: Kent State Massacre, May 4th, 1973 …
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Superheroes, zombies and well-meaning sponges are just some of the stars of comic books that will be given away free as part of the 12th annual “Free Comic Book Day.”
Just a day after comic-book hero Iron Man returns to theaters, Iron Man and other comics stars will be available in free comics from local comic shops celebrating Free Comic Book Day.
A variety of free comics, featuring characters ranging from Spongebob Squarepants to the heroes of “The Walking Dead” will be available at comic book stores throughout the world on Saturday, May 4.
Robert Kirkman, who created “The Walking Dead,” hopes fans of the show will seek out comic shops.
“I'm very proud of the fact that the success of The Walking Dead show is bringing people into comic shops and introducing them to our fine medium,” Kirkman said at FreeComicBookDay.com. “I hear constantly from tons of retailers talking about how new faces appear in their shops looking for The Walking Dead. Hopefully being able to give something out for free will ramp up that phenomenon.”
Comic books are an original American art form, created in the early days of the 20th century. They are fun to read, featuring a wide range of diverse storylines that capture the imagination of the readers.
More than 4.6 million free comic books are expected to be given away at more than 2,000 participating locations. The local comic book shop pays for these books at a discounted rate to give away to clientele. This is the 12th year for Free Comic Book Day, which was created by retailer Joe Field.
Field is also the former president of comics retailer association ComicsPRO.
In New York's Hudson Valley, these comics can be found at:
Main Street Comics 157 Dolson Ave Middletown, NY 10940 Phone: 845-342-0458 Email: mscomics - at - gmail.com
Please check with them for more details about their Free Comic Book Day events!
The Comics Professional Retail Organization (ComicsPRO), the independent comic book retailers trade association, encourages readers of all ages to experience the diversity of entertainment found in comics by visiting a participating member store on Free Comic Book Day.
More information about Free Comic Book Day and a list of the free special edition comics from participating publishers are all online at http://FreeComicBookDay.com.
ComicsPRO is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade organization uniting independent comic book storefront retailers to share resources and to promote comics as an important part of popular culture and literature. Further information may be found about ComicsPRO at http://www.ComicsPRO.org.
In the Capital Region, check out Comic Depot 10AM to 5PM ::: Come join in the fun on Free Comic Book Day. Stop in and pick up a FCBD comic and also an exclusive Comic Depot FCBD comic while supplies last (all FCBD comics are limited to 1 per person, any left overs will be available the following day). Visit with our guests, take photos with costumed characters, enjoy our sale, or play a life sized version of Angry Birds for prizes! As the day gets closer we will post more info here and on our facebook page facebook.com/comicdepotllc
Main Branch (Washington Ave.) + Delaware Ave. Branch Library of the Albany Public Library 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM FREE Comics available for kids, teens and adults from 1:00 to 5:00 pm!PLUS: From 2:00 - 3:30, kids and teens can "Get Zombified" by comics illustrators Ken Branch and Dan Nakrosis. Come get a sketch made of YOU as a zombie!
A few weeks ago someone gave me a new book about dreams. Lo and behold, the first instance of looking for 'meaning' in a symbol seems accurate.
I cannot go into explicit detail, but this is what happened in 'real life' : someone asked me a question about something. At the time, my mind was working on another project and I shot back what turned out to be the wrong answer. I was then accused of doing something that I did not do, and got 'called on the carpet' for it. Basically, a big misunderstanding, but no less cause for concern on my part.
In the dream, several people on our street had missiles on portable launchers strategically placed in their backyards. But my neighbor's missile was pointing down, directly at the first floor of my house. No doubt my brain saved the image of the missile from what I saw on BBC world news the other night in a story about Syria and Lebanon.
The interpretation by the book is really interesting, in that it exactly describes the 'accusation situation' as described above:
MISSILE: reveals a harmful negative aimed at one's experience. This could be generated by self to another.
I'll add more entries on this or perhaps extend this post or use comments to add more if any more indeed comes of this!