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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Toronto Maple Leafs have many players that could be traded

Assuming (I know...) that sanity prevails in Leafland and management goes younger at the trade deadline, ideally we would add young NHLers, top prospects and draft picks for some of the following players:

Tomas Kaberle (IF he wants to go to a Cup contender)

Mike Komisarek

J-S Giguere and/or Jonas Gustavsson

Brett Lebda

Francois Beauchemin

Fredrik Sjostrom

Are you getting the picture? Essentially, the goaltending and the defence have to get as young as the forwards, and the whole group will then need to get faster, stronger and more skilled, as a unit, growing together. As this is realistically a three to five year project, there should be a moratorium on trading any picks in the first three rounds for years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Let's take the pain now, and not repeat past mistakes.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lineup for 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Music Heritage Festival

Headliners for the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Music Heritage Festival have been announced and they include the enigmatic Lauryn Hill, plus star performers John Legend & The Roots, Kid Rock, The Strokes, Arcade Fire, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Jimmy Buffett and Robert Plant.

The seven-day music festival livens up New Orleans for two consecutive weekends, April 29 to May 1st and May 5 to 8th. Also scheduled to appear are Lupe Fiasco and NOLA native Mystikal. This year will feature a celebration of Haitian culture with artists from Haiti including Wyclef Jean, Boukman Eksperyans and Tabou Combo. The Haitian fete is the largest Haitian cultural event to take place in the United States since the earthquake destroyed much of the country in 2010.

Tickets for the New Orleans Jazz Fest went on sale January 20th, 2011.

More info at the official website of the New Orleans Jazz Festival

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Michele Bachmann offers "a fewggestions" to help USA

I didn't really think someone could be more annoying and bitter than Sarah Palin, yet Michele Bachmann is Palin on bad speed. This gal's eyes never left the teleprompter as she blazed through a litany of fear and complaints (coining the new word "fewggestions" in a Forrest Gump moment of comedic inspiration), tag-teaming with Ryan's high road to try and hold the gutter for the Republicans.

God help America...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Brent shines, MacArthur battles in Leafs losing effort

Though Burke has vowed to "add" before the trade deadline, it's becoming increasingly apparent that it may be wiser for the Leafs to subtract, at least with regards to age. Already one of the youngest teams in the league, the right move now will be to go even younger, and NOT trade away any draft picks for the next four or five years.

A week ago I was nervous about The Monster starting a game, whereas now, if the Maple Leafs can find good value for Giguere from a Cup contender, I'd be happy to see Gustavsson be given a chance to play half the remaining games, with Reimer getting the other half.

Among the bright lights tonight was Tim Brent, who scored two goals and added a sweet assist. Clarke MacArthur may have earned himself a new contract when he pummeled Carolina's Chad LaRose; check out the vid below.

Toronto Maple Leafs Clarke MacArthur fight versus Carolina's Chad LaRose

Okay, let me leave myself one out...

If the Leafs win in Florida tomorrow night, we'll put one foot back on the bandwagon, and see if it can lead to any momentum after the NHL All Star Game. As I wrote the other day, the Buds needed to win twelve of their next fifteen or sixteen. Winning six of their next seven might put them right back in the race, and if Santa Claus wears a blue suit this year, there'll be some rare punk and blues LPs under my tree.

Leafs call up Reimer, may play tonight or tomorrow

Although the spec is that Jiggy plays this evening and James Reimer gets the start tomorrow night in Florida, do not be surprised if the tables turn. This weather cannot be ideal for Giguere's tender groin, so if there is any soreness, look for JR between the pipes this evening, providing J-S Giguere with another day's rest before the Florida start.

My readers will know I was very happy with this decision, as I had called for Reimer to be brought back up to the Leafs last week. The only reason The Monster would get another start soon would be if we had a first round pick and didn't care about winning the remaining games. Going with Giguere and Reimer shows the Leafs are still trying to win, and Gustavsson's trip to the Marlies next week could provide the minutes, the sharpness and the confidence needed to return him to the ranks of bona fide NHL goalies.

If Goose plays well on the farm, Burkie may get trade offers for both Jiggy and The Monster...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Komisarek innocent until proven otherwise; Leafs respond to TMZ report

The celebrity gossip website TMZ's article on an alleged complaint to LA Police about Mike Komisarek says the woman alleges he punched her in the face after she slapped him on the dance floor. According to TMZ, whose Komisarek story was picked up by Huffington Post, the woman claims he held her in the air on the dance floor and then she demanded to be put down, When he didn't comply, she says she slapped him, after which she says he hit her, causing her to bleed. She also alleges Komisarek left the club, so she called the Los Angeles Police.

It will be interesting to see the full timeline of the story, as civil suits are often the real motive behind a criminal complaint. If we never hear much about this story again, I'd say that means a private settlement regarding an over-exaggerated nightclub encounter.

Let's focus on hockey for now, and if the story gains enough momentum to be a distraction, we will revisit it. Otherwise, the goal is to string together some victories for a playoff run, while showcasing Jiggy for a potential Stanley Cup team that needs a bona fide number one or an ultra-reliable backup.

If the Maple Leafs can win a dozen of their next fifteen or sixteen games, that will indicate the young core is strong and worth adding to, for this year and next year. On the other hand, if they struggle and return to inconsistency or worse, serious offers for the likes of Giguere, Beauchemin and Komisarek will have to be entertained, with the goal of being stronger over the next three to five years.

Toronto Star report Leafs defend Komisarek

Toronto Sun article Komisarek accused of punching woman

Globe and Mail reports Leafs, Komisarek, mum on allegations

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Maple Leafs must send Gustavsson to Marlies, call up Reimer

James Reimer - Photo by Christian Petersen

Reimer deserves extended NHL opportunity

Clearly it wasn't just one bad game, or Leafs fans wouldn't have had such an ominous feeling when we heard Goose was getting the start at Madison Square Gardens. If we're going to stick with these young guys and develop them into a contender, the Toronto Maple Leafs have to become a meritocracy.

James Reimer has earned the opportunity to play more NHL games, while Jonas Gustavsson clearly needs to get his confidence and game back. Gustavsson to Marlies, Reimer to Leafs; It's really that simple!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Coachella 2011 Lineup: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, The Strokes

Arcade Fire performing live in Dublin, Ireland

In addition to Kanye West, Arcade Fire and The Strokes, Duran Duran is also among the headliners announced for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 15-17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

some other hot acts on the bill include Broken Social Scene, Big Audio Dynamite, Cage The Elephant, Erykah Badu, Death From Above 1979, City and Colour (solo act of Dallas Green, from Alexisonfire), Lauryn Hill, Kings of Leon, The New Pornographers, The Black Keys (!!!), The Chemical Brothers, PJ Harvey, Mumford & Sons, NAS and Damian Marley.

This year will include an expanded commitment to art, culture and community via a unique partnership with The Creators Project - the global initiative that supports leading and emerging artists.

Here is the full roster of acts scheduled to perform at Coachella 2011:

!!!, 12th Planet, Afrojack, Alf Alpha, Andy C, Angus and Julia Stone, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Axwell, Beardyman, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Bomba Estereo, Boys Noize, Brandon Flowers, Brandt Brauer Frick, Breakage, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Cage the Elephant, Caifanes, Caspa, Cee Lo Green, Chromeo, Chuckie, City and Colour, Clare Maguire, Cold Cave, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, CSS, Cults, Cut Copy, Daedelus, Death From Above 1979, Delorean, Delta Sprirt, DJ Hype, DJ Kentaro, DJ Marky, DJ Zinc, Duck Sauce, Duran Duran, EE, Elbow, Electric Touch, Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, Emicida, Empire of the Sun, Erick Morillo, Erykah Badu, Excision, , Fat Freddy's Drop, Fedde Le Grand, Fistful of Mercy, Flogging Molly, Foals, Foster the People, Francis and the Lights, Freelance Whales, fun., G.Q., Gayngs, Glasser, Gogol Bordello, Good Old War, Gord Downie, Goth Trad, Green Velvet, Gypsy and the Cat, HEALTH, Here We Go Magic, High Contrast, Hurts, Interpol, Jack Beats, Jack's Mannequin, Jakes, Jenny and Johnny, Jimmy Eat World, Joachim Garraud, Joy Orbison, Kanye West, Kele, Kings of Leon, Klaxons, Kode9, Kyle Hall, Laidback Luke, Leftfield, Lightning Bolt, Lil' B, Lorn, Los Bunkers, Magnetic Man, , Mariachi El Bronx, Marina and the Diamonds, Mary Anne Hobbs, MEN, Menomena, Monarchy, Mount Kimbie, Moving Units, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mumford & Sons, Nas & Damian Marley, Neon Trees, New Pants, Nosaj Thing, OFF!, OFWGKTA, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, One Day as a Lion, Ozomatli, Paul van Dyk, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, PJ Harvey, Plan B, Ramadanman, Raphael Saadiq, Ras G, Ratatat, Riva Starr, Robyn, Roska, Rye Rye, Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, SBTRKT, Scala & Kolacny Bros., Scissor Sisters, She Wants Revenge, Shpongle, Skrillex, Sleigh Bells, Steve Angello, Sven Vath, Take, Tame Impala, Terror Danjah, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, The Aquabats, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, The Drums, The Felice Brothers, The Henry Clay People, The Joy Formidable, The Kills, The London Suede, The Love Language, The Morning Benders, The National, The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Presets, The Radio Dept., The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Strokes, The Swell Season, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Twelves, Thunderball, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Tokimonsta, Trampled by Turtles, Trentemoller, Twin Shadow, Two Door Cinema Club, Warpaint, Wire, Wiz Khalifa, Yacht, Yelle and Zed Bias.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tucson Fatigue will shift focus to Wikileaks Wall Street expose

Though the Tucson tragedy has rightly claimed much of the news time over the past week, the 24 hour news cycle ensures that viewers will tire of the endless theorizing about the causes of this sad event.

Julian Assange and the Chinese dissidents behind Wikileaks plan to step up exposure of Chinese Government wrongdoings, and also claim to have a trove of leaks exposing US corporate and banking misdeeds. If people thought the diplomatic cables caused a stir, wait until they see the reaction to more evidence of Wall Street corporate executives plotting against their own clientele...

Wikileaks temporary mirror website

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Loughner killed 6, plus Palin's political hopes

On Sunday I predicted that Sarah Palin would either rise to new heights of leadership within the next few days, or crash and burn and be gone from the political scene forever. Based on her ignorant and ultimately offensive (blood libel... sad reference) response to the tragedy, it appears that Huckabee has already passed her as the Republican's leading candidate for 2012. She will fall further from grace.

Jared Lee Loughner reportedly influenced by movie Zeitgeist

In a TV interview a high school friend of Loughner's mentioned that he was deeply influenced by the film Zeitgeist. According to Wikipedia, here is the central premise of the movie:

Zeitgeist: The Movie is a 2007 documentary film by Peter Joseph. It asserts a number of conspiracy theory-based ideas, including the Christ myth theory, alternative theories for the parties responsible for the September 11th attacks and that bankers manipulate the international monetary system and the media in order to consolidate power.

If you have trouble understanding the basis for the madness in this far-fetched propaganda movie, replace the word "bankers" in the paragraph above with a different word. NOW you understand the immense mass of the foot in Sarah's sexy mouth. Bye Bye.

Wikipedia webpage about movie Zeitgeist

Jay Kinney's movie review of the Peter Joseph film Zeitgeist

Wikipedia page regarding meaning and history of term "blood libel"

Reimer wins big for Wilson; Leafs rolling on the road

It's been a coupla late nights but they've both been worth it. Last night I witnessed James Reimer providing solid NHL goaltending while backstopping the 600th career victory for Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson. Reimer stopped 36 shots while Clarke MacArthur scored two goals; Kessel and Gunnarsson rounded out the scoring.

There are four Leafs with winning records this year:

Colby Armstrong
James Reimer
Darryl Boyce
Joey Crabb

Have I left anyone out? The return of Armstrong and the promotion from the Marlies of the diligent trio of Reimer, Crabb and Boyce, has created a new chemistry on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 6-5 shootout victory game against the St. Louis Blues on January 6th (I was very lucky to be at that game!) marked a resurgence in the Leafs offence, and combined with the 9-3 win the next night in Atlanta, moved the Leafs to the top of the class for 2011.

A statistician out there may want to look this up, however I believe the Maple Leafs are leading the league in 2011 for:

Goals For
Penalty Killing

If they are not at the top, they are very close in all 3 of those categories. Well done, Burkie and Wilson!

Next up: Thursday at Phoenix, 9pm Eastern, then home to host Calgary at the ACC, Saturday at 7pm.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Loughner and Manson each symptomatic of their age

Jared Lee Loughner: 21st Century Schizoid Man

While I have never understood why Charlie Manson remains such a fascination to people, I did read Helter Skelter back in the day and can verify that Manson's particular form of lunacy can be tightly tied to the cultural ethos of the late 1960s milieu (Beatles, drugs, sex, freedom +++). The fact that he took his "visions" to irrational and ultimately violent conclusions did not negate the value of the culture, it just proved without a doubt that Manson was a seriously ill, deranged man.

Many have already tried to distance Jared Loughner from the right-wing American gun culture that spawned him, but everyone who has looked at his "work" knows that is just ass-covering bullshit. This knee-jerk reaction is to be expected, for in this tragedy the ideas of this seriously mentally ill young man did not fully originate in his own head, and are often re-phrasings of typical militia propaganda. To quote from Loughner:

No! I won’t pay debt with a currency that’s not backed by gold and silver!

This is a juvenile, incorrect argument wonderfully lampooned in recent weeks via Stephen Colbert's pitch for his TV viewers to invest in "bananas" through "Yellowline", a clear jab at the right wing pitchmen for the gold gougers (eg selling overpriced coins and trinkets to bullied common folk). There are ZERO currencies based on gold and silver on our planet. Currencies are based on trust, on the collective responsibility of the people and banks of that nation, including a fair analysis of the intellectual and material wealth of the country or region (Euro).

He was rejected by the military, and based on his dismissive attitude toward fellow students at Pima College, it is certainly possible that he may have been turned down by universities. His delusions are aimless circles however they raise up the Constitution so often it feels like an echo chamber with the sound of an elephant in the room.

A few more gems:

Every human who’s mentally capable is always able to be treasurer of their new currency.

You create and distribute your new currency, listener?

The majority of citizens in the United States of America have never read the United States of America’s Constitution.

Nonetheless, read the United States of America’s Constitution to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws.

If the property owners and government officials are no longer in ownership of their land and laws form the revolution then the revolutionary’s (sp) from the revolution are in control of the land and laws.

In conclusion, reading the second United States Constitution, I can’t trust the current government because of the ratifications: The government is implying mind control and brainwash on the people by controlling grammar.

Okay, I've left out a lot of his redundant, meandering semi-literate wordplay, so you can perceive a quick summary of his beliefs.

Government = Bad

Government Officials / Politicians = Treasonous Criminals

Anybody heard this type of rhetoric anywhere else? Thought so...

It's difficult to argue with anarchists (I'm a Utopian Anarchist, however that's a whole other ball of evolutionary wax), who believe that no government is even better than small government.


Other countries are way beyond this. It's not about bigger or smaller government, but rather efficient, honest government. We Canadians are America's best friends and we can teach you a lot about guns (don't worship them...) and about health care (demand one payer, State-wide solutions).

Representation Without Taxation

Yes, that's correct, and it sums up an incredible selfishness of some these days. When even the wealthy do not believe in investing in the nation...

To reach its full potential, the United States of America must commit to itself, and invest in a superbly efficient green permaculture infrastructure to regain traction and return to form as an innovative leader in community, not just business, development.

Respect life, love and liberty, and you'll keep moving forward in this glorious 21st Century.

DISCLAIMER: I do not believe there is any political or inspirational value in Loughner's writings, and only offer samples here as a way to illustrate the thought processes that define his madness. This is a massive tragedy, for Americans and all humanity, and that is the reason it IS important to look at the thoughts this man expressed, and why he believed or believes he is on the side of history. Painful though it may be, we must examine the manifestations of his illness, if we are to understand the causes, and ultimately, provide treatments, preventions and cures.

NEW: Message of Peace, from George Clooney in Sudan

"You can go on Google Earth and Google my house," said the actor. "I thought, if that's the way it is and they're gonna be able to Google my house, then people who are committing war crimes, specifically the government of Sudan, should be able to enjoy the same level of celebrity that I do. These people are public figures, and we're gonna take their pictures."

- George Clooney, on efforts to prevent war and genocide in Sudan, via the Satellite Sentinel Project Sudan

A Message From George Clooney and John Prendergast

A new state is being born in Southern Sudan against a backdrop of decades of war between the South and North of Sudan. A peace deal in 2005 ended the latest round of open conflict, but the possibility of a return to war remains high as Southern Sudan prepares for independence.

One of the biggest risks in this dangerous moment is that an incident on the highly armed border could lead to wider conflict. The government in Khartoum has armed militias in contested bordering regions, the government air force has bombed border areas, and both sides have massed military units and equipment along the hottest border spots.

These areas have witnessed some of the most deadly conflict in the world since World War II. The former director of national intelligence says that Southern Sudan is the place in the world most likely to experience genocide.

We can’t allow another deadly war, and we surely cannot stand by in the face of a genocide threat.

We were late to Rwanda. We were late to the Congo. We were late to Darfur. There is no time to wait. With your support, we will swiftly call the world to witness and respond. We aim to provide an ever more effective early-warning system: better, faster visual evidence and on-the-ground reporting of human rights concerns to facilitate better, faster responses.

This is why we have launched the Satellite Sentinel Project. There has never been a sustained effort to systematically monitor potential hot spots and threats to human security, in near real-time, with the aim of heading off humanitarian disaster and war crimes before they occur.

Previously, when mass atrocities occurred in Darfur, the Government of Sudan denied its involvement. Since photographers could not get access, it took years to amass evidence of genocide. But now we can witness in near real-time and put all parties on notice that if they commit war crimes, we will all be watching, and pressuring policymakers to take action.

We want to cast a spotlight – literally – on the hot spots along the border to record any actions that might escalate the chances of conflict. We hope that if many eyes are on the potential spoilers, we can all help detect, deter and interdict actions that could lead to a return to deadly violence. At the very least, if war crimes do occur, we’ll have plenty of evidence of the actions of the perpetrators to share with the International Criminal Court and the UN Security Council.

The world is watching because you are watching. This is our opportunity to prevent a war, to deter genocide. Make your voice heard.

George Clooney, John Prendergast

Help George Clooney and John Prendergast in support of peace in Sudan.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2nd AZ shooting suspect ruled OUT as accomplice

The Pima County Sheriff's Office has now interviewed the "person of interest" sought in the tragic Arizona mass murders, and have ruled him out as a suspect or accomplice in the assassination attempt / mass homicide. He is a cab diver who drove Jared Lee Loughner to the scene of the crime, unaware of what was about to unfold.

Based on the inchorent ramblings of Jared Lee Loughner, it is becoming increasingly evident that Jared is a mentally ill lone wolf.

George Clooney in Sudan photos; Crisis prevention diplomacy in action

You can be a billionaire, a rock star, or a Hollywood hero, but if you don't do something inspiring with your life, your legacy will be partial, incomplete. George Clooney is a Man of Peace, and his preventative diplomacy initiative relating to the Sudan referendum is a lighthouse for a world truly lost at sea.

Images of George Clooney in Sudan

Sarah Palin comic book art; Funny Palin cartoons

As we may be witnessing the final days of Sarah Palin as a serious political contender for the USA Presidency, let's take a walk down memory lane and review some of the best comic book and graphic novel imagery of Sarah Palin.

Comic Book Art Drawings of Sarah Palin

Best Photoshopped images of Sarah Palin

Here are some of my fave images of Sarah Palin, created by the digital wizardry of political humorists in the Purple Velvet Underground:

Time for Sarah Palin to Think Again

Republican RoboBabe Sarah Palin has shown all the signs she wants to run against Barack Obama in 2012, however she has yet to show the political maturity required of a valid candidate. Quitting her Alaska Governership to pursue celebrity dollars was not a good sign, and though I believe Obama will trounce her in any event, I think it is important that the Republicans offer a genuine candidate.

Palin is in the crosshairs of the American Public right now, for being a prime instigator of gun worship and embracing the most vitriolic of radio commentators. In the coming days we may see a new level of leadership emerge from Sarah, and if we don't, then her cartoony days as a serious contender will be gone, forever.

That, my friends, may be best for America, and the World.

Police clear 2nd AZ shooting suspect; Loughner a lone wolf?

The FBI were seeking information regarding the identity of the man previously pictured here. He has now been interviewed and released and is no longer considered a suspect in the Tucson Arizona mass killings yesterday. He is a taxi driver who drove Jared Loughner to the scene, though he did not know of Loughner's intentions.

Internet buzz says FBI has linked Loughner to American Renaissance

Though many websites claim the FBI has made a Loughner / American Renaissance link, I haven't seen anything credible enough to verify this.

UPDATE 09JAN11 3.10PM Eastern: Second shooting suspect not a Loughner accomplice, Arizona Police

Info, photos and Final Thoughts video of Jared Lee Loughner, AZ mass murderer

UPDATE 09JAN11: The man previously pictured above has been cleared by Arizona Police.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Arizona Police clear 2nd suspect, a taxi driver

BREAKING NEWS 3.27PM 09JAN11: AZ Police say 2nd Tucson shooting suspect not accomplice, but taxi driver

Arizona Shooting UPDATE at 11pm Eastern January 8, 2011:

The Sheriff's Office has now clarified that the second person of interest, a white male in his fifties seen talking with Jared Loughner prior to the shooting, is at this point just a person of interest they would like to speak with. They do not know if this man knows Loughner, or if he has any connection with the tragic shootings.

UPDATE 09JAN11 3.11 PM: Police clear second Arizona shooting suspect

An Unconstitutional Crime, Pima College video of Jared Lee Loughner

Final Thoughts video by Jared Lee Loughner

J L Loughner Video: This Student At Pima Community College: An Unconstitutional Crime!

Federal Judge John Roll, killed in Arizona today

Gabe Zimmerman, third from left; killed in Arizona today

Jared Lee Loughner may be a delusional, semi-literate ideologue, however, he is one of the more curious mass murderers in recent decades. Here's a video he seems to have posted yesterday on his Pima Community College website:

Here is the text of the video, again copied from a post he appears to have made yesterday:

This Student At Pima Community College: An Unconstitutional Crime!

Fraud If I'm not receiving the purchase from a payment then I'm a victim of fraud. I'm not receiving the purchase from a payment. Therefore, I'm a victim of fraud. All purchases for an educational course in The United States as of now are unconstitutional in the United States of America because of Section 10 in the United States of America's Constitution. A student paying for a Pima Community College course is a purchase for an educational course in the United States as of now. Therefore, a student paying for a Pima Community College course is unconstitutional in the United States of America because of Section 10 in the United States of America's Constitution. If you're receiving a grade from Pima Community College class then the grade you're receiving is unconstitutional because of the United States Bill of Rights. You're receiving a grade from Pima Community College class. Therefore, the grade you're receiving is unconstitutional because of the United States Bill of Rights. The grading you purchase from Pima Community College is unconstitutional at tuition. The United States Department of Education is allowing unconstitutional education facility's to operate or the United States Department of Education is allowing free constitutional education facility's to operate. The United States Department of Education isn't allowing unconstitutional education facility's to operate. Thus, the United States Department of Education is allowing free constitutional education facility's to operate. If the police remove you from the educational facility for talking then removing you from the educational facility for talking is unconstitutional in the United States. The police remove you from the educational facility for talking. Thus, removing you from the educational facility for talking is unconstitutional in the United States. This situation is fraud because the police are unconstitutional! Every police officer in the United States as of now is unconstitutionally working. Pima Community College police are police in the United States. Therefore, Pima Community College police are unconstitutionally working. The police are unconstitutionally working! All United States of America's college programs are unconstitutional colleges that's in accordance with the United States of America's Constitution. Pima Community College is a United States of America's college program. Hence, Pima Community College is an unconstitutional college that's in accordance with the United States of America's Constitution. Every Pima Community College class is using free sources for education from the internet. Algebra is a Pima Community College class. Thus, Algebra is a free source for education from the internet. Every Pima Community College class is always a scam! If you're literate in English grammar then you know English grammar. You don't know English grammar. Thus, you're not literate in English grammar. Most of the teachers and students at Pima Community College are illiterate. If I'm thinking of adding the 1 new symbol and number to the current alphabet and number system then I'm thinking of creating 1 new symbol and number to the current alphabet and number system. I'm thinking of adding the 1 new symbol and number to the current alphabet and number system. Thus, I'm thinking of creating 1 new symbol and number to the current alphabet and number system. You control the grammar! Don't be scared to know you can't find the location of a subject: Most students can't locate a subject! Most people know all the subjects are for mind control and brainwash! The students are unconstitutionally paying for free education! The students are attending a torture facility! You know the teachers are con artists? You now know - every college's unconstitutional crime! You shouldn't pay unconstitutional money for free speech! Don't trust the current government, listener

Photos and videos of Arizona shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner

Here is a list of the books Loughner liked:

Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver's Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno

Disclaimer: People, this guy makes no sense, and only serves as an example of what NOT to believe in, and how NOT to live life!!!

Jared Lee Loughner "Final Thoughts" video on YouTube

Federal Judge John Roll, and (Outreach Director for Gabrielle Giffords) Gabe Zimmerman, third from left; both killed in Arizona today

Reports now indicate that six people (including a 9 year old girl) have died and fourteen (including Representative Gabrielle Giffords) have been injured in today's mass homicide shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

Jared Lee Loughner; Arizona shooting suspect

His influences appear to range from Howard Roark and Holden Caulfield to Hitler, and it also seems that this Arizona mass murderer / political crazy expected to die during the carnage he caused. USA Republicans have to tone down the hate, and recognize, absorb and encompass the love of one another that is so crucial to the health and wellbeing of all Americans. Our hearts and prayers go out to today's victims, and may each of us do a bit to improve the love and peace around us.

2006 Tucson High School Yearbook Photo of Jared Lee Loughner

Jared Lee Loughner photo from MySpace

Jared Lee Loughner pictured at the Arizona Festival of Books

This video below is purported to be the final statement of Jared Lee Loghner, who is now in custody for the mass homicide in Arizona:

An Unconstitutional Crime; Pima College video of Jared Lee Loughner

All 5 videos created by Jared Lee Loughner, Arizona shooting suspect

Official website of Representative Gabrielle Giffords

NASA.gov interview with astronauts and twin brothers Mark Kelly (husband of Gabby Giffords) and Scott Kelly

Twitter feed of NASA astronaut Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly

Twitter feed of NASA astronaut Space Station Commander Scott Kelly

Evidence of numerous previous threats against murdered / assassinated Federal Judge John Roll

Gabby Giffords is on Sarah Palin's "cross-hairs" hit list

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano statement on Arizona shootings

Friday, January 7, 2011

Men are turned on by the smell of a woman's...

... hair?

Well, one of the big stories on Yahoo today is the scientific finding that smelling women's tears reduces testosterone levels in men. Though this is being positioned as a "turn off", it could be just a survival mechanism, meaning if this gal is crying, then there may be other issues to deal with right now, with higher priority than sex / procreation.

The story got me thinking, what smells DO turn men on? I know what I love, however, let's see what Joe Public thinks about this:

Plenty of Fish (no pun intended) thread "do guys like the smell of a natural woman's vagina?"

Yahoo thread "Are men turned on by a woman's smell?"

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Grabovski's shootout goal versus Blues; Beauty, Eh?

As I hadn't been down to a Toronto Maple Leafs game at the ACC for about five years, it was a true treat to get to go last night with my son Dave. The Leafs scored 15 seconds into the game (Colby Armstrong, assisted by Kris Versteeg and PEI's Darryl Boyce!), then fell behind 2-1 by the end of the first period.

In the second period the Buds came out strong, and went into the dressing room with a 4-2 lead. Early in the 3rd Phil Kessel scored his second of the evening to make it 5-2, and it seemed clear sailing from there.

But wait, shades of Russiamanaia for the second night in a row? The Blues came storming back with not 1, not 2, but 3 big goals to tie the game at 5-5 and almost win it in regulation and overtime. Which brings us to the shootout goal that was worth the price of admission.

Some of you kids in Leafs Nation may remember Mikhail Grabovski's "Spinorama" goal from last year, where he finished with a backhand, and the goalie in this video may have been expecting just that. In any case, this is one of the most impressive shootout goals you will ever see:

End of The World (As We Know It) - Rapid Eye Movement

One thing to keep in mind about Global Warming is that it is not the panacea lightweight conservatives would have you think, whereby the climate is wonderful and farmers can grow food all year round. Much more likely is erratic weather, fever with chills, snow in July and thunderstorms in February.

With all the dying wildlife stories the past few days, this song popped into my head this morning:

It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

(Official lyrics, edited / approved by Michael Stipe)

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and
snakes, an aeroplane and Lenny Bruce is not afraid.
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn - world
serves its own needs, dummy serve your own needs. Feed
it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength, Ladder
start to clatter with fear fight down height. Wire
in a fire, representing seven games, a government
for hire and a combat site. Left of west and coming in
a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck. Team
by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped.
Look at that low playing! Fine, then. Uh oh,
overflow, population, common food, but it'll do. Save
yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs,
listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and
the revered and the right, right. You vitriolic,
patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign
towers. Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself
churn. Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood
letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.
Light a candle, light a votive. Step down, step down.
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh, this means no
fear cavalier. Renegade steer clear! A tournament,
tournament, a tournament of lies. Offer me solutions,
offer me alternatives and I decline.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

The other night I dreamt of knives, continental
drift divide. Mountains sit in a line, Leonard
Bernstein. Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester
Bangs. Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You
symbiotic, patriotic, slam book neck, right? Right.

It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel

(It's time I had some time alone)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Toronto Maple Leafs vs St. Louis Blues

I haven't been to the ACC for a Leafs game in about five years, so tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues should be a blast. Five or six years ago I was working for Portfolios.com (now CreativeShake.com) when Dan Tanenbaum owned it, and the gentleman was kind enough to give me a pair of Platinum seats every year at Christmas, for several years. As my dad had often taken me to Leafs games at Maple Leaf Gardens (he had mid-level Greens season tickets, right on the blueline) when I was a child, it was a huge pleasure to return the favour and sit with him in those awesome Tanenbaum seats!

My son David won tonight's seats (3rd row in the balcony) at his company Christmas party, and as he was kind enough to invite moi to join him, so the Father-Son hockey tradition lives on!


Russia deserves World Junior Hockey Gold Medal

This post would have been entirely different had Canada's 3-0 2nd period lead held up until the end (for example, how can Russia's skinny teenagers compete with strong North Americans?), however my hat is off to the Russkies for what was one of the greatest comebacks in international hockey ever.

Rallying for five straight goals in the 3rd period, the Russian hockey players were hungrier than the Canadians, who had out-muscled, out-skated and outplayed the Russians for two dominant periods.

Congratulations to the Russian hockey players, their coach and all involved for what will surely be the greatest hockey victory of their lives for many of these lads.

As for Canada, our medal streak is still alive and winning silver two years in a row puts pressure on next year's crew to win Gold in Edmonton in 2012; Go CANADA Go!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Siren Symbol: Starbucks logo progression timeline

I received an email this afternoon from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (okay, me and several million others received it), advising us that the Siren Lady in the Starbucks logo is about to become front and center in 2011, the 40th Anniversary of Starbucks.

Here's how the logo has looked over the years, and how it will be re-branded this year:

It doesn't matter to me which logo they use, as long as the coffee is strong and tasty, however I do believe the new one is more beautiful and less corporate than the previous renditions, so, way to go Howie!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Canada-Russia Gold medal game a hockey purist's dream

I realize that most North American hockey fanatics were hoping for a Canada-USA Gold Medal game, but not moi. As I was 14 during the 1972 8-game series between Canada and the Soviet Union, and have enjoyed many Canada-Russia matchups (who can forget the 3-3 tie on New year's Eve 1975, between the Montreal Canadiens and the Soviet Red Army team, video below) since then, Wednesday evening's World Junior Hockey Championship is hugely anticipated.

The original hockey powers are Canada and then Russia, and though the Americans are now the 2nd best hockey country, the sport and its trophies don't mean as much to the USA people as they do to Canadians and Russians, two hockey-mad crazy peoples!

Soviet Red Army at Montreal Canadiens, New Years Eve 1975

GO Canada GO!!!

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