Friday, December 28, 2007

The life of BB

The life of BB

Cool song try to guess it.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Chevron Marathon in IRAQ! WOO HOO WAY TO GO!

One of the greatest events in the history of sports

Watch for the guys carrying their teammate over the finish to complete the Comrades Marathon in under the 12 hour limit.

The Comrades Marathon

Alumnus Football by Grantland Rice

One of the great sports poems of all time by one of the greatest sports writers...
Alumnus football
Grantland Rice

Bill Jones had been the shining star upon his college team.
His tackling was ferocious and his bucking was a dream.
When husky William took the ball beneath his brawny arm
They had two extra men to ring the ambulance alarm.

Bill hit the line and ran the ends like some mad bull amuck.
The other team would shiver when they saw him start to buck.
And when some rival tackler tried to block his dashing pace,
On waking up, he'd ask, "Who drove that truck across my face?"

Bill had the speed-Bill had the weight-Bill never bucked in vain;
From goal to goal he whizzed along while fragments, strewed the plain,
And there had been a standing bet, which no one tried to call,
That he could make his distance through a ten-foot granite wall.

When he wound up his college course each student's heart was sore.
They wept to think bull-throated Bill would sock the line no more.
Not so with William - in his dreams he saw the Field of Fame,
Where he would buck to glory in the swirl of Life's big game.

Sweet are the dreams of college life, before our faith is nicked-
The world is but a cherry tree that's waiting to be picked;
The world is but an open road-until we find, one day,
How far away the goal posts are that called us to the play.

So, with the sheepskin tucked beneath his arm in football style,
Bill put on steam and dashed into the thickest of the pile;
With eyes ablaze he sprinted where the laureled highway led-
When Bill woke up his scalp hung loose and knots adorned his head.

He tried to run the ends of life, but with rib-crushing toss
A rent collector tackled him and threw him for a loss.
And when he switched his course again and dashed into the line
The massive Guard named Failure did a toddle on his spine.

Bill tried to punt out of the rut, but ere he turned the trick
Right Tackle Competition scuttled through and blocked the kick.
And when he tackled at Success in one long, vicious prod
The Fullback Disappointment steered his features in sod.

Bill was no quitter, so he tried a buck in higher gear,
But Left Guard Envy broke it up and stood him on his ear.
Whereat he aimed a forward pass, but in two vicious bounds
Big Center Greed slipped through a hole and rammed him out of bounds.

But one day, when across the Field of Fame the goal seemed dim,
The wise old coach, Experience, came up and spoke to him.
"Oh Boy," he said, "the main point now before you win your bout
Is keep on bucking Failure till you've worn the piker out!"

"And, kid, cut out this fancy stuff - go in there, low and hard;
Just keep your eye upon the ball and plug on, yard by yard,
And more than all, when you are thrown or tumbled with a crack,
Don't sit there whining-hustle up and keep on coming back;

"Keep coming back with all you've got, without an alibi,
If Competition trips you up or lands upon your eye,
Until at last above the din you hear this sentence spilled:
'We might as well let this bird through before we all get killed.'

"You'll find the road is long and rough, with soft spots far apart,
Where only those can make the grade who have the Uphill Heart.
And when they stop you with a thud or halt you with a crack,
Let Courage call the signals as you keep on coming back.

"Keep coming back, and though the world may romp across your spine,
Let every game's end find you still upon the battling line;
For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name,
He writes - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game."

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thursday, November 8, 2007

7691 steps on eliptical. 1 hr cardio.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

NYC marathon live data

Paula is out in front which i don't know if thats good seeing this is just the start of the race. Here are the times:


PAULA,RADCLIFFE
F2 ------- race #
0:16:46 -- 5k
0:33:25 -- 10k
0:50:12 -- 15k
1:07:04 -- 20k


TEGLA,LOROUPE
F11
0:18:34
0:36:43


MARTIN,LEL
3
0:15:47
0:31:26

GETE,WAMI
F4
0:16:46
0:33:26
0:50:12
1:07:04

MARILSON,GOMES DOS SANTOS
1
0:15:49
0:31:27

JOHN,KIMANI
1077

JELENA,PROKOPCUKA
F1
0:16:51
0:34:12
0:51:40
1:09:31

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A short love letter

So if you had to write a short love letter what would you write?

Just a few thoughts I had. please add your own corny to romantic ideas.

- Life is short and you are hot, see you tonight.

- Your blue eyes and your beautiful face remind me of the rushing waves on a beach with a golden sunset in the background

- Did you wings fall off when you fell to earth as an angel? o wow. (when she turns around) Looks like you hit your face when you fell. (not to be used, just thought that was funny)

Ere I leave thy radiance though I must admit this too,
The depth of beauty seen in others is only outshone by you.

-The Videoist.
Sat. November 3rd, 2007 at 11:30pm
I think its pretty decent for a spur of the moment thing.


- Albert Einstein:
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

- Allan K. Chalmers:
The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.


Ambrose Bierce:
Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.


Amy Tan:
I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.


not about love, but I love this quote. --
And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away.


Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.


Barbara De Angelis:
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.


Bayard Taylor:
I love thee, I love but theeWith a love that shall not dieTill the sun grows cold,And the stars grow old...


Bertrand Russell:
A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation.


C.S. Lewis:
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.


Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve:
Tell me who admires and loves you, And I will tell you who you are.


Don Byas:
You call it madness, but I call it love.




For everything there is a season,And a time for every matter under heaven:A time to be born, and a time to die;A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;A time to kill, and a time to heal;A time to break down, and a time to build up;A time to weep, and a time to laugh;A time to mourn, and a time to dance;A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;A time to seek, and a time to lose;A time to keep, and a time to throw away;A time to tear, and a time to sew;A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;A time to love, and a time to hate,A time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

That is such a powerful passage. I simply can not read it without being moved.



Elbert Hubbard:
The love we give away is the only love we keep.


Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
All love that has not friendship for its base,Is like a mansion built upon the sand.


Emily Dickinson:
That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love.

What an amazing statement, and to think she never wanted me to know about it.


-->Emma Goldman:
Free love? As if love is anything but free! Man has bought brains, but all the millions in the world have failed to buy love. Man has subdued bodies, but all the power on earth has been unable to subdue love. Man has conquered whole nations, but all his armies could not conquer love. Man has chained and fettered the spirit, but he has been utterly helpless before love. High on a throne, with all the splendor and pomp his gold can command, man is yet poor and desolate, if love passes him by. And if it stays, the poorest hovel is radiant with warmth, with life and color. Thus love has the magic power to make of a beggar a king. Yes, love is free; it can dwell in no other atmosphere.


  • Are love and happiness always combined? It seems so, but .....


George Sand:
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.


-->Felix Adler:
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.

-- I never knew until I looked at you. To see what no one else can see. Only you.


Hobbes (of Calvin and ...):
I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams, we can be together all the time.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:
If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.

- You really know me, that's all I need to know.

Henry David Thoreau:
There is no remedy for love but to love more.

- I'm an open book because I know you're mine, But you won't need to read between the lines.


Herman Hesse:
If I know what love is, it is because of you. -- I really love this one.

- The passions that collide in me, the wild abandoned side of me. Only for you, for your eyes only.


Ingrid Bergman:
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.


Jeanne Moreau:
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.


John Lennon:
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.



When Time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too, The mem'ry of the past will stay, And half our joys renew

And of course you can't talk about love without a few quotes from Will.


-- William Shakespeare

  • They do not love that do not show their love.The course of true love never did run smooth.Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
  • For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings,That then I scorn to change my state with kings. - greatest line of all time.
  • I'll follow you and make a heaven out of hell, and I'll die by your hand which I love so well.
  • In thy face I see honor, truth and loyalty.
  • Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.
  • Love goes toward love.


-- William Shakespeare --

part of Sonnet 116

Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or Bends with the remover to remove.

O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests and is never shaken.

It is the star to every wandering bark,

whose worth's unknown,

although his height be taken.


Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.


Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs,Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes,Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears.What is it else? A madness most discreet,A choking gall and a preserving sweet.
Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.


Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.


They do not love that do not show their love.


The courses of true love never did run smooth.

-- William Shakespeare the great master continued....

A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
Love is a spirit of all compact of fire.


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;

And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.


My bounty is as deep as the sea,My love as deep; the more I give to thee,The more I have, for both are infinite.


My heart is ever at your service.


So they lov'd as love in twain Had the essence but in one;Two distinct, divisions none...
One half of me is yours, the other half yours-Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, And so all yours!


Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.


Such is my love, to thee I so belong,That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.


When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.


I'll say she looks as clear as morning roses newly washed with dew.


Journey's end in lovers meeting.
If music be the food of love, play on


No sooner met but they looked;No sooner looked but they loved;No sooner loved but they sighed;No sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason;No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage...
-- William Shakespeare, As Your Like It

Doubt thou the stars are fire,

Doubt the sun doth move,

Doubt truth to be a liar,

but never doubt thy love.
-- William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene II


Maid of Athens, ere we part, / Give, oh give me back my heart!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Gold !RUN! at 28 year high!

On the London Bullion Market, gold prices surged as high as 778.50 dollars per ounce, which was last seen in January 1980. A gold ounce is currently trading at 540.14 euros per ounce and $777.40 per ounce. Krugerrand gold coins are at 800 dollars while the American Gold Eagle Bullion Coins are $804.80 - $874.95 . In early European trade, the euro struck 1.4375 dollars -- the highest level since the single currency's creation in 1999.

What does all this mean? Well the euro is on the rise, the dollar is on the decrease and the price of gold is on the rise. I know nothing so please add input but does this mean oh no... is he actually going to say it... a recession? In 1979 the Gold price doubled in 7 months -- maybe because poeple wanted a sure form of investment?

Question #1 Will the price of gold double again? #2 Will there be a recession in the near future? #3 Are we currently in a recession? #4 Does the global economy and our vast daily investment in communist Chineese products affect this? #5 Will this shape the election in 2008? #6 Will this affect your future? college tuition perhaps? #7 What impact will this plays on American Manufacturing? #8 Will this create a rising superpower out of the European Union? #9 Is Europe now controlled by a central government called the EU? #10 What will have if the price of gold falls drastically? . #11 Has the price of gold ever fallen drastically? #12 What affects will this have on the housing market? #13 Is the stability of the economy totally dependent on the price of gold? #14 Will this affect the stock market? #15 What does Warren Buffet have to say? #16 How will this affect religion? #17 Will Religion affect this first? #18 Will your Aunt Selma still bake chocolate chip cookies? #19 Is this organised by a global intelligence agency? #20 Are they from the US or outside our borders? #21 Will this make Putin resign? #22 What could make Putin resign? #23 Who will replace Putin?

#24 Who will control the man who replaces Putin? #25 Will this affect the government of Columbia? #26 Does anyone care if this affects the government of Columbia? #27 Does anyone care if this affects your next door neighbor? #28 Does anyone care if this affects you? #29 Are you wearing blue socks? #30 Would anyone even think of answering all these questions? #31 How many licks does it take to get to the center of a toosie roll pop? #32 Would you believe 148? #33 You shouldn't. What city will be most affected? #34 What city will be the least affected? #35 Will this impact the car that you drive? #36 Do you even drive a car? #37 What type of car do you drive? #38 Is it made in America? #39 Are you part of the original problem? #40 Is your roommate? #41 Have you met a model? #42 What would you say to her if you had? #43 Is the sun out where you are at? #44 Do you know how to ask questions? #45 Do you find the last question ironic? #46 Do you know how long it took me to write this? #47 Do you think it was worth it? #48 Do you remember the first question? #49 Do you remember the last question? #50 Do you run?

If you take a look at the slope of the gold market its value is increased by a lot.so much in fact that its at a 28 year high. By the way just to go back to the recession thing the price of a barrel of new york crude is at $92. Not sure if that means a recession though if US profits are involved in that. Just something to consider. Please weigh in and let me know what you think all of this means.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Disblief in Ultra Running

My disbelief is in how much I can really run. A lot has happened in the last year running-wise, since I ran the 35 miler. I still have major leg pain which increased, but I consider that to my advantage somewhat. While I am writing this I JUST heard about people who are tying their shoes for the first time to run the BOSTON! The BOSTON MARATHON! Can you imagine running the Boston for your second marathon! One of the five world class master races and also one of the fewer races in which you must qualify for. (This is why Boston can't be the first marathon you run). You really have to be fast to qualify too! 26.2 miles of fast to be exact.
If you hear more about the NOVA marathon special let me know, but probably I'll let you know, so come back soon.



I am in disbelief as to how these men and women who have never run before, train for one of the worlds top races. My disbelief in what I am have been able to accomplish through running has empowered me to strive for a lifetime goal of running the 100 mile Western States, arugubly one of the toughest races in the world. After that I plan to run the 50 mile Comrades Marathon and then the 135 mile Badwater UltraMarathon.

From their own website:
The trail ascends from the Squaw Valley floor (elevation 6,200 feet) to Emigrant Pass (elevation 8,750 feet), a climb of 2,550 vertical feet in the first 4½ miles. From the pass, following the original trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, runners travel west, climbing another 15,540 feet and descending 22,970 feet before reaching Auburn.

Auburn -- Endurance Capital

WSER is one of the key events that have helped Auburn, CA, earn the title of
"Endurance Capital of the World."

Most of the trail passes through remote and rugged territory, accessible only to hikers, horses and helicopters.

By the way, I forgot to mention you have to finish the race in less then 1 day to qualify for the belt. 100 miles in one day. Yeah, thats all you get for finishing. A big belt buckle. Dean Karnasas has nine of those buckles. I ran my first half marathon with the incredible runner.

Sign up for '08 Here: http://www.ws100.com/appform.htm

How to Qualify: http://ws100.com/qualifying.htm
Including the 11 hour 50 miler requirement.

Encourage me to have more disbelief when I see you on the starting line along with me. See you soon.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

How to Make Millions: Part 2

Doing Drug lit homework right now and I need a break so I thought I would continue to discuss the ways you can become a millionaire. First up to review the last post, the Clay institute is offering 7 million dollars to the first person to solve any one of their seven mathematical problems. One million dollars per problem that you solve. Pretty easy huh? Except for the fact that some of those questions date back over 1500 years, a couple of people have tried to solve them.

Other ideas include the following:

  1. Design a really cool site and make people pay you a million bucks to advertise on it. http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/
  2. Marry rich.
  3. Get injured and sue.
  4. Win the lottery.
  5. Inherit wealth.
  6. Put 5 dollars a day into bank for 42 years. (with 10% interest, but then where do you find 10% interest)
  7. Buy a bank (earn more profit then most fortune 500 companies)
  8. Own a pharmaceutical company (even more profit then a bank with about 17% profit revenues)
  9. Be an high paid employee or be an employer. Just a thought: when you are in college you pay to get educated, but on the job someone pays YOU to educate YOU.

If you try, there is some chance of succeeding.

A famous millionaire has said the following:
Nine out of every 10 businesses fail, so why bother?" Here is another way to look at that -- the chance of success is 10 percent. You start nine businesses that fail and then the tenth one succeeds and you make a million bucks -- those are damn good odds. (Not sure if I agree, I don't want to lose money 9 times first. Would you?) I prefer never to lose money and slowly save it, however I do know that philosophy is stupid when it comes to wanting to become a millionaire. Don't use your money to get rich, use someone else's, like the banks, for instance. For example, borrow 50 grand, make 10 grand off of it, and return the 50 grand. Its a lot better method then just using your own money, because if you decide to use your own money its just too slow, well at least thats my opinion.




Your job is to look at the American economy and all the people in it. Now think to yourself, "What can I do that some of these people need? What can I do that would make their lives better in some way, and they would be willing to pay money for?

All you need to do is figure out a way to snag 0.00001% of the money flowing around in the American economy in one year and you have made a million dollars.

It does not have to be a complicated idea, and it does not even have to be original. For example, let's take the idea of selling pizza. People like pizza -- you know that. If you can start a pizza restaurant, and if you make $1 profit off of each pizza you sell, and if you sell a million pizzas, you have made a million dollars. It has happened before. Ever heard of Domino's? Papa John's? Pizza Hut? Little Caesars? Chuck E Cheese's? Red Baron pizza? Tombstone pizza? DiGiorno's pizza? Freschetta pizza? Lots of people have made a lot of money selling pizza. And it will happen again.

Basically in my book, I believe Earnings are proportional to work and there is no way to get rich without hard work, or awesome luck.You know its just plain unbelievable that I could be a millionaire in ten or fifteen years. Trouble is a lot can happen in fifteen years. I don't really think its a goal of mine to be a millionaire in fifteen years, if it happens it does, and if it doesn't, it doesn't.

What is my plan? Right now its finish school, then work hard so I can pay off my bills and start to earn capital with all the investment I have put into pharmacy school and my career. After I have enough capital, I plan to invest it in what the trillion dollar insurance companies invest in. (they don't seem to lose) and no I'm not going to be selling insurance.

For a totally random aside:If you've never seen the commercials for the Benelli shotgun you should take a look. The guy can shoot upside down over his head, behind his back, under the leg, basically any shot; which is pretty amazing and you should take a look if you get a chance.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How to make a Million Dollars


Just a cool site I found- www.wiki.answers.com
Jump to a random WikiAnswers question


How to earn a million dollars:

In order to celebrate mathematics in the new millennium, The Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts (CMI) has named seven Prize Problems. The Scientific Advisory Board of CMI selected these problems, focusing on important classic questions that have resisted solution over the years.

The Board of Directors of CMI designated a $7 million prize fund for the solution to these problems, with $1 million allocated to each. During the Millennium Meeting held on May 24, 2000 at the Collège de France, Timothy Gowers presented a lecture entitled The Importance of Mathematics, aimed for the general public, while John Tate and Michael Atiyah spoke on the problems. The CMI invited specialists to formulate each problem.
One hundred years earlier, on August 8, 1900, David Hilbert delivered his famous lecture about open mathematical problems at the second International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris. This influenced our decision to announce the millennium problems as the central theme of a Paris meeting.
The rules for the award of the prize have the endorsement of the CMI Scientific Advisory Board and the approval of the Directors. The members of these boards have the responsibility to preserve the nature, the integrity, and the spirit of this prize.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

how to stop a bullet

What is the technology that will make guns a thing of the past? 100 years from now will they still have guns? I mean how do you stop a speeding bullet? Well there a couple of ways: Put a barrier between you and the bullet (a vest) preferablly a light dense material, defer the bullet (a bit harder since you need to move an object that is moving at 700+ mph perhaps 1200+ mph.), Stop the gun from even firing (I would assume this to be extremely hard), something that moves the user once gun is fired, and a weapon that moves faster then a gun, a projectile fired at bullet as it moves.

So we got

  • barrier (bullet proof vest)
  • deferment (electromagnet possibly)
  • stop gun from firing ( no idea)
  • move victim once gun fires (no idea )
  • faster weapon then gun ( no idea)
  • meet projective

    America is living beneath the current technology base we have. We should be driving electric hygogen hybrid cars, using genetics to discover how to eliminate certain diseases, and we should be producing more products. If we don't have manufacturing companies that can reap the profits of inventions, how can we encourage the development of new technology?

    I don't want the government to give me anything, but I do want them to be able to protect my invention from being stolen my people in other countries. Where are the manufacturing jobs?

Friday, August 17, 2007

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Equity isn’t Always Fair

repost.

Equity isn’t Always Fair
Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 : 11:00AM

I’ve gotten notes from a couple of you about the story in the Saturday Gazette about the Title IX problems at the University of Charleston. The school is shutting down men’s track and cross country, and as in many circumstances across the country, not to create new women’s teams, but just to get the numbers in balance:

“The moves are indirect results of a complaint filed with the Office of Civil Rights. A former UC softball player, Stephanie Kuhn, created a petition over perceived disparities in treatment between the school’s baseball and softball teams. Part of UC’s agreement to resolve the matter was attention to gender equity.

“Now that we are under the scrutiny of the Office of Civil Rights, we must take steps to increase the percentage of our athletes who are female,’’ said Dr. Ed Welch, the school's president.

According to the release, UC’s student population is 59 percent female and 41 percent male. The university sponsors eight female athletic teams, but females make up just 40 percent of the school’s athletes. A factor in that disparity is the football team.”

That can’t be helpful. If girls like sports less than boys, why punish the boys? Oh, that’s right, the cross country team was probably subliminally oppressing you


SOMEBODY TELL ME IF THEY AGREE OR NOT!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

d4 exd4
4. Bc4 d6
5. O-O Bg4
6. c3 Nf6
7. Bf4 Bh5
8. cxd4 Bxf3
9. Qxf3 Nxd4
10. Qd1 c5
11. e5 dxe5
12. Bxe5 Ne6
13. Qa4+ Ke7
14. Nc3 a6
15. Rf-d1 b5
16. Nd5+ Ke8
17. Bxb5+ axb5
18. Qxb5+ Qd7
19. Nc7+ Kd8
20. Qxd7+


great game that I played

Thursday, June 7, 2007

My generation

Here a widely seen but still awesome video

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Two more days

Two more days then it comes. The race. Now just any race, the sunburst, the race I've been training for 2 years when I was first introduced to this fine sport. The pain, the agony, the sunburn, the 11 and 12 pm nights when I was running, the time I spent running on the 4th of July and other vacations, IT WILL PAY OFF NOW. I've been training hard for the last year, I've run 35 miles during spring break to enhance my form and condition. I am ready. I am ready to win. Rejoice not against me O my enemy, for when I fall I will arise.

Come celebrate with me. The adventure begins today.

If you can not run a marathon, run a half, if you can't run a half run a 10 k if you can't run a 10 k do a 5k, if you can't run a 5k walk it, You'll be glad you did. I am. Thats how it started for me, a simple 5 k walk (That
I ran). Maybe I always have loved running, but never knew it.

As Sam says "You do not like them. So you say. Try them! Try them! And you may. Try them and you may, I say." So it is with running. Warning you might get hooked--- by a bull.





Strategy is everything. Mind versus body. The ultimate test. The marathon.


New York Marathon

Very funny MEN IN COATS

Friday, May 25, 2007

Enjoy the weekend!

So I'm really busy this summer, but I'll try to keep the site interesting and entertaining. Happy memorial Day to all of our troops both at home and abroad. Have to go to work but I thought this cartoon was funny and maybe you'll like it too.



Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Ultimate How to Guide

I started a new blog entitled The Ultimate How to Guide. I will answer ANY How do I? question. Free answers to the worlds toughest questions.

To kick it off I will use some of my own random scenarios.
The first four will cover: How to invade planet Earth with a spaceship, a swiss army knife, and a playstation 2; How to cook food in the jungle using magnets; How to fight a bear using only sticks; and How to swim under water indefiantely.

You can visit the site through this link: Ultimate Guide

or through my profile: The Videoist

Sumbitions welcome.


This is the story of why I started it.
It all began when I took a chemistry class where I learned that acetone can dissolve styrofoam. From there I decided that my video blog needed an exciting video promoting it, and something that still would be fun to watch 10 years in the future.
See "http://runalot.blogspot.com/2007/05/styrofoam-versus-wind-wwater-and-fire.html"

So then I realized that information is only one piece of the puzzle. The internet is chock full of information, yet something or someone needs to make it usefull, such as google. The organization of information is the next step to facilitating dramatic change. Next is extrapolation of the data, interperting into something usefull.Most times we do this automatically. For instance when we look up a certain word in google such as fashion and are directed to a more specific site such as forever21 then we say hey that shirt looks spectacular because... using previous information.... I'd certainly look amazing in it, so I'll buy it.

Does the automatic integration of information destroy great ideas? We are limited by what we know. Stoping to review first we have the collection of information, then the organization which enables a precise selection, then integration with other information leading to a decision to combine ideas.

Collect
Eliminate
Integrate
Decide

The last step is where the how-to idea fits in. How do you combine the data? and in what ways? So you want to build a new ultra-efficent engine. What is the first step? The 23rd?

This site will investigate The Mechanics of How-To create a 6 cycle engine that runs on water and gets 40 percent more power. Through this we will understand how the assembling of information takes place. For interest we will also examine another engine that runs on very explosive hydrogen gas (prototypes made), and a thrid engine that runs on pure air. (in testing phase, it invovles cosmic rays being transferred into energy through the absorbtion of radiation.)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

The infamous pic

Okay Take a look at this pic. What do you think? How about thinking that is supports underage drinking?



You should know that she is 27. Now what do you think? How about after you find out she wasn't able to graduate from college because she posted this pic on myspace.com?

Now you can fully believe that idiots control the university system. The same system that tries to tell the world who is important and valuable because they have been taught by a professor.

An Education is a great tool, but don't let it ruin your brain. -me 5/12/07

Full story here->
From: The rest of the story

we OWN the internet, goodbye copyright laws



In case you don't know the story behind this. I'll give you a breif synopsis rather then making you work to find it. Which isn't hard. Here are the numbers=

09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0

It all goes back to digg.com

By using special software, this code disables the encryption in HD-DVD's so they can be played on any machine. The protection known as the Advanced Access Content System (AACS). That code disables "protection", certain people don't like that fact and told digg.com to remove it. So digg.com tried to remove every digg post with those numbers. They found out they couldn't and then decided they wouldn't. Digg.com SUPPORTS FREEDOM! God Bless them! You can't stop the internet. Specifically the transfer of information through the internet. Unless your google that is, but that wouldn't happen right??

Today we win.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Heel Strike Pressure Sensor

I am looking for a machine that can measure how hard different parts of your feet hit the ground (how much enegry they are having to absorb) and can display it in a color graph in the shape of the foot in question. If you see something like that be sure to let me know. I think it would provide invaluable information on how to design a custom shoe. Basically it would be conducting a footprint analysis of the gait motion.

Flourescence

How to make nylon fabric

Burning FAT and Water, only ingredients

Electrolysis

You can always judge a man by the quality of his enemies.

I think the title says it all.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Friday, April 27, 2007

Slacker? Of course not

You Are 0% Slacker

You are anything but a slacker. You're truly a go getter.
You never let laziness get in the way of living your life - and you can't stand to see it in others.

Are You a Slacker?
Make Your Own Quiz

Celeb look alikes

-removed

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Land of the Free because of the Brave





Real men of genius.....

This time its for real.

Today we salute you United States Marines, Army, Air Force and Navy Enlisted. Ready to fight and give your life for the cause of freedom so others can make fun of you for doing so. Protecting those who choose not to protect themselves (aka. gun control freaks), winning the battle so free men can say




"This war is lost" (aka. Hairy Reid, Dem),









Getting stuck in Iraq because they don't have the education (John Kerry, Dem)





O and that stupid President Bush :

http://www.centcom.mil/sites/uscentcom2/FrontPage%20Stories/Bush%20-%20Troops’%20Hard%20Work%20in%20Iraq%20Will%20Impact%20the%20World.aspx

The hard work U.S. troops are doing in Iraq is “laying the foundations of peace for generations to come,” President Bush told soldiers and family members today at Fort Irwin, Calif. “The work that you have volunteered to do will have a lasting impact on the world in which we live,” the president told the troops.

In the words of the great republican Abraham Lincoln:

"Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."




As Lincoln also said so elequently as he refered to Matthew 12:25 (Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand'. ) A HOUSE DIVED AGAINST ITSELF CAN NOT STAND. Stand with our troops, support the fight they choose to win. They want to win, LET THEM WIN and then and only then allow them to depart for America the beautiful.


To those who not believe in this war let me make sure you at least know a little American history about wars that we have faught and won against Muslims.


For instance the First Barbary War:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_pirates


In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then the ambassador to France, and John Adams, then the ambassador to Britain, met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the ambassador to Britain from Tripoli. The Americans asked Adja why his government was hostile to American ships, even though there had been no provocation. The ambassador's response was reported to the Continental Congress:
That it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman [Muslim] who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.[3]



From 1784 to 1805 and then again in 1815 we faught the Muslim pirates and won both versus the infamous North African city-states of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, known collectively as the Barbary States.



Lets hope Lincoln is just as right today as he was in the 1800's: "I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided."




Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Critiques of Video sites

You don't know the best video site on the internet. NOW YOU DO. Head to head comparison and why each is flawed.

THE SITES FOLLOWED BY WHAT IS WRONG:

  • http://www.flurl.com/


    Has way too much porn. way way way too much porn. No option to download videos. Say they only have 2 million videos. Couldn't find Ok Go on treadmill, no Dr. Who original videos. No conversion if words are misspelled. Has a plus minus rating system which favors old repetition of videos although does quickly reject lousy videos. (new videos have to be seen a lot before getting a great rating even if they are in fact great. Kind of a mix of a blog and a video site. Some original funny stuff - "I got fired from phone sex". Videos count remaining time not elapsed time. No rotation of videos on homepage.


  • http://www.zippyvideos.com/







Videos take a while to load. Controls are rollover inside the video. Only shows two related videos at a time. Has related tags and video details. Hard to switch from/to different types of videos. Its strongest point is that it makes related like videos easy accessible, but what if I don't want something like I'm watching? Still in Beta. The girls tag only has 35 hits, and when search for girl have only 2016 hits. (Google video has 1,252,253) Very small site. Again no way to download videos. No rotation of videos on homepage.




By far one of the largest video sites on the web. Excellent site overall, incredible search ability, can have a full size video, can download some videos and offer other videos for sale, has recommendation but they really suck and they aren't anything like what previous video you watched were. Also after you say not interested the next day the same video will be offered as a recommendation. Has format for Ipod built in the download. Can't download all videos easily without hacking them.






Pretty much the same as the Google site except feels more like a blog and can only search youtube not the Google site. Can subscribe to channels. still hard to download. As mentioned before deletes copyrighted videos such as Dr. Who courtesy of the BBC.








Totally a blog site. People are talking to you as if you want to watch a serial of their life. Also uses a plus minus system. Can subscribe to channels. Seems like I get stuck on the current "star" of live journal, like she has half of the videos or something. Probably above 70% are web cam videos. EXTREMELY small site! a search for "girl" and "girls" only yielded 116 results.








Very nice site, funny interesting videos on home page. 2,105 results for dr. who. Uses a 5 star rating system. Can't see video length after search. Also has channels. Search lists Popularity, Channel, and Source along with video. While and after watching it Lists the three videos in the channel to navigate to, the next in line the previous and the current. Not many related videos presented. Need to constantly go back and search for videos. Wider site then most and wider view. 98,448 hits for "girl"





The search capability is everything in a video site and this has the worst I've seen yet. It only has 12 displays per page. While it also lists channel authors with the same search name, it simply doesn't show enough thumbnails if you are searching for something. Would not reccomend at all. Lists aim screen names of authors/directors. Can't download, small site. Does use the five star rating system. I never saw any comments anywhere I went. Has option for explicit content. Can email link to video or post to flickr.

My new site :

  • yet to be named

The best video site on the internet? It doesn't exist yet because I haven't created it. The leading video sites have many great options, but none of them are to download every video that is posted. Is there a way to download videos other then going over seas to dodge copyright laws or just hacking the sites? If you know please answer. Insert the VIDEO MASTER. I plan to do exactly what Bill gates and Steve Jobs did. There are some great ideas on the web and they are ready to be stolen. Take the the best ideas, and integrate them into an easy to use attractive site. Any questions?

Monday, April 23, 2007

The implosion of youtube

Hello I just figured out a monumental problem and I was hoping you could help me solve it. You see you tube keeps deleting videos for copyright infringement. So the creation of a new site without copyright limitation laws is neccesitated. Like China this site would have no patents or free ownership of ideas, but rather everything would be completely shared.

For instance 3 weeks ago I was able to download whatever Dr. Who episode I wanted, however the BBC got involved with youtube and now the material is non-existant on you tube. I'd like to create a new site and I want you to be a part. To kick start the party I will post a great prank (see my 2nd post) on Friday.

The only way to currently get around this is to host outside of America. I really hate taking bussiness out of America, but sometimes I'm selfish.

So what are your ideas? Agree or disagree with intellectual property?

And are there any other options besides outsourcing outside of the jurisdiction of America?

What I put together about Chemiluminescence and Pauli

So I have to get ready for my Organic Chem. Final. Just had my last Orgo Lab of my life. I liked the course, and actually I learned a lot. I had the coolest thought when I had to write a paper on chemioluminescene so I thought I'd share.

Now I realize a lot of this might not make sense, but I will do my best. The pauli exclusion principle is the reason why matter can not occupy the same space as other matter yet radiation and light can be absorbed by it. ISN'T THAT REVOLUTIONARY? Now I'll try to explain it. Every electron that orbits an atom, orbits in a predicable pattern. Using three quantum numbers to specify how the orbital is arranged determining the distance from the center of the atom and the shape of the orbital. The fourth quantum number is what is important though.

This tells whether the atom spins right or left. Why so important you ask? Well due to the laws of physics a rotation causes a magnetic field, that attracts 1 other electron spining the oppostie direction. These are called a lone electron pair.

Now back to the Pauli exclusion principle. It states that no two electrons can share the same space. (I can't have two right spining electrons in the same space, but I can have a right and left spinning electron in the same space.) Radiation causes the excitation of electrons into a higher energy, but still the electron is spining either to the right or left and thus can not be next to another electron with the same spin state (as would occur if you tried to fit two tables into the same space of matter.

Why lesser immigration is better for immigrants

11,000 agents can't be wrong Part 3

My personal opinion on previous two stories.



Report: 98 Percent of Illegal Immigrants Crossing U.S. Border Are Never Prosecuted Minuteman President Says U.S.-Mexico Border Is a 'Free-For-All'



98%! You already knew that though. With Spanish being plastered all over instruction manuals, menu's and everything else you know longer need the Spanish-English dictionary. They still sell it though, for your kids. That's right you can buy a Spanish-English pictionary for your young ones.

Whats next, street signs?

Don't be in a hurry though because eventually they will be mandatory, not in Hampshire though. http://www.dailyherald.com/story.asp?id=304244


70 to 80% of Americans think immigration should be cut. The other 20% are illegals. I mean seriously how could you be against a reduction in immigration? Immigrants aren't the problem. The problem is the quantity that are coming across the border, most of them illegally.




Immigration implies long-term permanent residence (and often eventual citizenship) by the immigrants. Which is fine but there is a specific reason for immigration and a specific limit. The 1960's are usually used for the standard comparison. Americans like videos, so look at the one above. I can't explain the situation perfectly. The video above can.




The three reasons explaining the US population boom.

11,000 agents can't be wrong Part 2

Agents: No confidence in border chief
By Jerry Seper
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
April 23, 2007
The leaders of the U.S. Border Patrol's rank-and-file agents have unanimously voted a no-confidence resolution against Chief David V. Aguilar, citing, among other things, his willingness to believe the "perjured allegations" of criminal aliens over his own agents. The resolution won endorsement from all 100 top leaders of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), which represents all 11,000 of the U.S. Border Patrol's nonsupervisory field agents, and targeted Chief Aguilar's lack of support for field agents, several of whom have been prosecuted on civil rights grounds involving arrests of illegal aliens and drug-smuggling suspects. "Front-line Border Patrol agents who risk their lives protecting our borders have every reason to expect that the leadership of their own agency will support them," T.J. Bonner, NBPC president, told The Washington Times yesterday. "When this does not occur, and instead they are undermined by their so-called leaders, no one should be surprised when they express a loss of confidence in those managers." The group will release the resolution to the public today. The NBPC leadership and rank-and-file agents have criticized the chief for failing to publicly support Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, convicted in Texas and sentenced to lengthy prison terms for violating the civil rights of a drug-smuggling suspect they shot in the buttocks as he fled back into Mexico after abandoning 743 pounds of marijuana. Ramos, 37, and Compean, 28, were sentenced to 11 and 12 years in prison, respectively, after shooting Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, a Mexican national who was located in Mexico by Department of Homeland Security officials and returned to the U.S. under a grant of immunity to testify against the two agents. The agents said they fired at the man after he pointed what they thought was a gun at them. While Chief Aguilar has been publicly silent on the incident, the prosecution and convictions have drawn widespread criticism, including from some members of Congress 90 of whom are co-sponsors of a bill by Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, calling for a congressional pardon. Border Patrol spokesman Xavier Rios challenged the justification for the no-confidence vote, saying there was "no greater advocate than Chief Aguilar for the agents in the field." "Chief Aguilar is required to make decisions every day and to make some very tough decisions, some of which are not always popular," Agent Rios said. "But I've been in the Border Patrol for 20 years, starting at the bottom, and I can assure you the chief is committed to carrying out his assignment to the best of his ability." Agent Rios also noted that the agency is "better staffed and better funded" than at any other time in its history. He also said that many agents have been angered over the sentencing on Ramos and Compean but Chief Aguilar "was not in a position to make a statement that would have made a difference." He said the two agents "shot a man and made an effort to cover it up." The unanimous no-confidence vote was cast during a recent meeting of the NBPC leadership in Corpus Christi, Texas. Of the top 100 leaders, including the nine-member NBPC board and its constituent locals, the vast majority are active senior Border Patrol agents, including Mr. Bonner, a 29-year agency veteran. "This vote of no confidence has nothing to do with the normal tensions between labor and management; those have existed for decades and have involved a number of other Border Patrol chiefs," Mr. Bonner said. "Despite those occasional differences of opinion, the front-line agents respected those leaders. Sadly, that is no longer the case. "This lack of leadership has caused morale to plummet, which in turn has accelerated the attrition rate among experienced agents," he said. "Unless drastic changes are made soon, the goal of securing our borders will remain as elusive as ever." The resolution outlined a growing "disconnect" between Chief Aguilar and the agency's front-line agents, who have been asked by President Bush to play an increasingly larger role in defending the country from terrorists, illegal aliens and drug smugglers. It cited a "growing frustration" among the field agents over the "misguided policies and politics" of the agency and the refusal of its top managers to speak out against them. It accused the chief of "shamelessly promoting amnesty and a greatly expanded guest-worker program as key elements of the solution to the illegal immigration crisis" despite intense opposition from front-line agents "who risk their lives enforcing our nation's immigration laws." "Instead of maintaining their traditional neutral advisory role, these high-level managers have become advocates for the administration's ill-conceived political agenda that includes amnesty for millions of illegal aliens," Mr. Bonner said. The resolution was critical of efforts to "cut corners in the hiring and training processes" to meet a recruiting goal of 6,000 new agents by the end of Mr. Bush's term and an order prohibiting agents from enforcing immigration laws in "interior" towns and cities, including many a short distance from the border.

11,000 agents can't be wrong Part 1

Border Patrol Union Votes No Confidence in Agency Chief
Monday, April 23, 2007
Foxnews.com

WASHINGTON — The 100 leaders of the nation's 11,000 U.S. Border Patrol's rank-and-file agents on Monday are releasing a no-confidence resolution against Chief David V. Aguilar for his failure to back up two agents now serving time for shooting a drug-smuggling illegal alien.
In a unanimous decision agreed to on Sunday, the top leadership of the National Border Patrol Council lambasted Aguilar for his silence on behalf of Ignacio Ramos, 37, and Jose Alonso Compean, 28. The two are serving 11 and 12 year prison sentences, respectively, as a result of testimony given by a a drug-smuggler who claimed his civil rights were violated when he was shot in the buttocks trying to run across the Mexico border after dropping 743 pounds of marijuana during their pursuit of him.
According to The Washington Times, which first reported the no-confidence vote, NBPC President T.J. Bonner said Aguilar's lack of support for field agents has caused attrition among the ranks, plummeting morale and a growing disconnect between field agents and leadership.
"Front-line Border Patrol agents who risk their lives protecting our borders have every reason
to expect that the leadership of their own agency will support them," Bonner told the newspaper. "When this does not occur, and instead they are undermined by their so-called leaders, no one should be surprised when they express a loss of confidence in those managers."
Among other clauses, the resolution accuses the chief of "shamelessly promoting amnesty and a greatly expanded guest-worker program as key elements of the solution to the illegal immigration crisis" despite intense opposition from front-line agents "who risk their lives enforcing our nation's immigration laws." It also criticizes the agency's willingness "to cut corners in the hiring and training" of new agents.

Thermite versus Computer

Okay so you came here because I said I would give you experiments. DANGEROUS EXPERIMENTS! Well here they are.

Before Thermite (old computer with sensative data on hard drive) rigged with 4 lbs. of thermite.

Thermite has ignited. (Time delay activation so I don't have to be near it). STAND WELL BACK!

3000 Degrees coming right up!


This is the spot right before the neighbors got mad.


Computer? What computer? So there we have it. Thermite versus a computer. Its not even a contest.

The Thermite reaction

The Global Warming Swindle

How do I add opinion polls?

So does anyone know how I can add a question with radio buttons on my site to get public opinion. My first question would be what do you seriously think about Hillary Clinton?

Does she even have a chance? The second would have to be about global warming. I mean who actually belives this stuff?

I'm sure that you already know Sheryl Crow wants to limit the amount of toilet paper you can use to help WIPE OUT global warming. She wants to use"only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required". (drudgereport.com)

Global warming? Phooey

I mean who actually believes global warming? I'm sure that you already know Sheryl Crow wants to limit the amount of toilet paper you can use to help WIPE OUT global warming. She wants to use"only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required". (drudgereport.com)


Some of us know that global warming is caused by the sun and weather is a direct effect of sunspots on the sun. (See video above)

"However there is another form of energy carried from the sun to the earth, and it does vary with sunspot activity. This is the energy carried by moving particles, mostly electrons and protons, in what is called the solar wind.
The solar wind flows outward from the sun just as sunlight does, but at a much slower pace. It takes sunlight about eight minutes to reach the earth whereas particles in the solar wind take a day or two.
Sunspots come into play because from or near them emerge streams of particles which enhance the solar wind, sometimes rather drastically. When these enhanced solar wind flows strike the earth, we see more aurora and there are other related effects. The aurora and the related effects clearly demonstrate that the earth is receiving energy other than light from the sun."http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF4/425.html


http://www.weatheraction.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=38
"Our long-range forecasts are produced using Piers Corbyn's Solar Weather Technique.
The technique uses predictable aspects of solar activity - particle and magnetic effects from the Sun - as the basis for forecasting weather many months ... and even years ... in advance. Weatheraction forecasts are the only long-range forecasts with proven skill verified by independent academic statisticians with their findings published in scientific peer-reviewed literature (see Forecast Accuracy).
The forecasts for each month are constructed in time windows of just a few days, and include:

" Weather Action forecasts are the only long-range weather forecasts that have proven skill verified by independent academic statisticians and published in scientific literature.
Weather Action skill has been independently verified in a peer-reviewed paper by Dr Dennis Wheeler, University of Sunderland, in the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Vol 63 (2001) p29-34. The unique power of the forecasts has also been proven by the profits on Scientific Weather Bets with William Hill at odds and verification organized independently by the UK Met Office.
In 4,000 Weather Test Bets over 12 years with William Hill, Weather Action forecasts made a profit of some 40% (£20,000). The Odds were statistically fair and set by the Met Office before being shortened by W.Hill by a standard 20%; the results were then provided by the Met Office for William Hill to settle each bet (Piers Corbyn is now excluded from such account betting).

Solar Factor Warnings of how forecasts produced using Numerical Models will need correction before the forecast period is reached.
Warning of weather extremes, e.g. when the wettest, windiest, and coldest periods will occur.
"

I'm not here to promote weather action, but I do believe they are using the right idea. The number of sunspots is irreversibly proportional to the temperature of the earth. Global warming is such a ludicrous idea I don't know why I should even attempt to argue my point. If you can't see the fallacy you really are delusional and focused only on one mindset.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Missing 8th Amenment




What happened to the 8th Amendment? Does it even exist?
"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
Wrongful identification and a 250,000$ bail
Cool site for info about the constitution:

The Bill of Prohibitions

I stated in my last post that I should have the right to bear arms because the constitution says so. I AM 100% WRONG! In the declaration of independence it was stated that men are endowed with rights from their Creator ie I have rights because I am created by God as a human being no matter what the government says or whose control I am under. My rights preexist government, are independent of government, AND ARE NOT a result of government. Government is called into existence to protect these rights, notably Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The absence of government is anarchy and therefore the government has the job of punishing murderers, thiefs etc.

From http://www.bill-of-rights.org/rights.html
What happens when government transgresses its rightful duty of protection and becomes more destructive than what would be the case in the absence of government? The Declaration tells us that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish that government and to implement a new government that is designed to protect, not destroy, the exercise of man's natural or God-given rights.

In 1787, the Founders attempted to solve the problem by writing a Constitution that called the federal government into existence. The result was historically significant: The Constitution made it clear that this government, unlike others in history, would not be one of unlimited powers.

Instead, by the express terms of the Constitution itself, the federal government would be one of limited, enumerated powers. For example, the powers of Congress are limited to those enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution.

Thus the correct question is not "What rights does the Constitution give to the American people?" but rather "What powers does the Constitution grant to the government?" If a certain power is not enumerated, the government is not permitted to exercise it.

Thus the correct question is not "What rights does the Constitution give to the American people?" but rather "What powers does the Constitution grant to the government?" If a certain power is not enumerated, the government is not permitted to exercise it. Not trusting government officials, however--even democratically elected ones--the American people ensured the passage of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. These should more appropriately have been called the "Bill of Prohibitions" than the Bill of Rights. Why? Because a careful examination reveals that they are express restrictions on government powers rather than a grant of rights to the citizenry.

Police Brutality


I've read the gulag archipelago and thought the horrendous brutality could only occur in a police state under the dictatorship of communism. I have also seen videos of American brutality. Neither of the events ever occurred to me yet I believe I have a firm foundation of knowledge of the facts.


It has been stated that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Yet what can be done about it? I have no solution. Yet I do have an idea. WHERE DOES THE POLICE GET THEIR POWER? Seriously think about it. Don't just accept my words as truth, verify that they are true. WHERE DOES THE POLICE FORCE GET THEIR POWER? FROM THE PEOPLE!!


The police at where I live and what I see on the Internet make me despite there brutal acts of violence against innocent people. For example there was a man that had done nothing wrong and I forget the details but the police tazered this 70+ old man in his own house because he wouldn't open his door completely.


Then their are the cops that are suing a 80+ woman for beating them up with her CANE! I am not joking this is a true story. I need to get the full article for you. Of course when you hear her side of the story she says it was totally different. The cops busted into her house because of a domestic dispute and when they attacked her husband she responded with a cane. o yeah and I think they tazered her back too.


Also Tazers have been outlawed in my county. How can they do that? The second amendment gives the right to bear arms. From wikipedia -- In modern usage, "arms" is often considered synonymous with "firearms". Historically, however, "arms" has referred to a variety of weapons and armor. In the 1181 Assize of Arms, this definition included the lance. In the 1872 Texas case "English v. State", the state Supreme Court found that "arms" would include the bayonet and sabre. Therefore how could my rights be infringed on? How can they make a law that is blatantly unconstitutional? Didn't New york try that once? I think it was New York, it was some major city at least. Take away the guns and you take away the right of respectable citizens, who respect the law, to defeat themselves. You never can take away guns from criminals, they will steal them, remember by definition they break the law? Okay I've gone off topic so lets get back on.


Then we have wiretapping. I mean I agree that suspected terrorists should be put under surveillance so I'm not sure exactly where I stand, but privacy has a major role in public life and it should stay that way.


There is so much to think about and I could write a lot about this. RFID technology (that gets scary once you really know a lot)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaHyuWgir8U&mode=related&search=

I Stole the love

I visualized this spectacular article about an endearing poem and thought I would pass it along.

The Most Famous Love Poem

Love poems have been written for centuries to inspire lovers and create romance. When you give your special someone a love poem, you can express your feelings through eloquent words in a memorable way. Many famous love poems are written by classical poets, such as Lord Byron, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Shakespeare. But a famous love poem by a modern poet may appeal to a younger person who likes a less formal tone.

The poet e.e. cummings wrote what is probably the most famous love poem currently.
It has been featured in other books and movies, used as inspiration for other writers.


i carry your heart with me
by e. e. cummingsi

carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it (anywherei go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars aparti carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

The poet e.e. cummings is quite a unique writer in that he used new methods of creating mood and setting the words to paper. He explored the use of white space on the page and made the words' appearance just as important as their sound when the poem was read aloud.
This poem is a perfect example of his use of parentheses and unusual stanza variation. He found a wonderful way of expressing very abstract ideas with some concrete grammatical forms. Use this poem to express to your loved one just how much they mean to you.
Visit to find out more about famous love poems.
Source: ArticlesBase.com

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