Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Miracle of Baby survival

Parents of a premature baby boy are told by the doctors that the baby cannot survive. So parents are ready to say goodbye and then the mother’s touch makes the baby to start reviving itself and ultimately survive. It is an amazing story that science cannot fully explain. This is one great example of how deep the mysteries of life are. It is the non-physical side of humans and other living-beings in general which is absolutely astounding.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Glenn Beck - Commandments from the Lincoln Memorial

More excerpts.

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The nature of democracy in Iraq

Huffington Post.

We are told that war has ended in Iraq. It has not. US combat troops might have left but there are still more than 50,000 troops and according to some estimates close to 100,000 mercenaries, in Iraq, all paid by the US taxpayers. Moreover Bush and Cheney were supposed to bring democracy to Iraq, instead corruption is in abundance and US operatives and mercenaries are very much party to it.

Here is a gripping story on the Huffington Post site about such corruption.

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The Universe we live in

There was a fascinating documentary on the Discovery Channel over the weekend on the birth and death of stars and the universe. When we think we know it all something new comes on the horizon. What a vast and complex universe we live in. Some of these stars are manifolds bigger than our sun. Humans have a life span of a few decades compared to these stars which have been around for billions of years and maybe there are billions and trillions years more before some die and even the universe may die.

Our solar system is the same way. The sun may die someday and with its death will die all the planets surrounding it including earth. But don’t worry, it will be billions of years before that happens. However, humans are capable of ending life on our planet earth long before that. Every time a big star dies it could lead to new solar systems and life. Fascinating. For me the mystery of life thickens.
You can watch some of these videos here.

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Hugh Hefner Movie

Hugh Hefner Movie trailer.

This was on CTV evening news, according to them this is a well-done movie. I don’t read playboy but I like Hugh Heffner because he is what he says he is. He is not a hypocrite. All these so-called family people and evangelists will love to visit the playboy mansion and then come out and continue to preach their hypocrisy. Here are some hypocrites in politics:
Larry Craig
John Ensign
John Edwards
Mark Foley
Eliot Spitzer
David Vitter
And then there are the Glenn Becks, Rush Limbaughs and Franklin Grahams of this world who in the name of religion and virtue spread hatred.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Glenn Beck: Summary of the speech at the Lincoln Memorial

I must admit that I did watch Glenn Beck’s Speech on the internet. It was one big yawn. He sounded like a messenger from the God or God himself. In summary he said that you better do whatever he says or the world is going to come to an end.

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Glenn Beck's ad for the Lincoln Memorial Rally

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Glenn Beck is an icon and a legend in his own mind.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

The Horrors of BP oil spill

I saw this video on the Huffington Post. It is chilling. It was greed run amuck which led to the carelessness on the part of BP, the subsequent explosion of the rig and devastation that followed.

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No more war in Iraq but a bigger war in Afghanistan

Huffington Post has this interesting picture and story on Obama.

He is ending the war in Iraq and leaving behind a shattered country and escalating the war in Afghanistan. Does he really expect to win in Afghanistan? Surely both wars can be blamed on Bush era but this escalation in Afghanistan gives total ownership to Obama. It looks a quagmire to me with no satisfactory end in sight. Read the full story here.

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Glenn Beck’s Hate Speech at the Lincoln Memorial – few excerpts :)

Glenn Beck speaks tomorrow, August 28, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. He calls his speech "Restoration of Honour". This will be the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's “I have a dream” speech from the same location. Beck wants to stroke his humungous ego by doing that. I think it is an insult to Martin Luther King Jr’s memory. Beck is full of hate. So I have put together some of his statements from the past which reflect Beck’s true persona.

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Terry Jones: The Prophet of Hate

He wants to burn Qurans on Sept 11th. Chris Matthews asked him if he would consider cancelling it as there is a potential for retaliation, violance and death. His response was he would still proceed. So much for being a pastor and Christian and religion of love.

Where does America get these clowns, it seems to be all a part of tea party, birthers, and Islamophobes. It doesn’t look good for the US, it gives the impression that people are going crazy because a black man, who they think is a Muslim, is in the Whitehouse.

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Johnson and Johnson Hip Replacement recall

How you recall a hip replacement?

Certain politicians in Ottawa should be careful as their hip/butts may be on recall too.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stephen Harper Loves Guns

What is with Stephen Harper? The whole RCMP brass is for the long gun registry and so are other police forces around the country as they believe that it substantially reduces gun related crimes and murders. Does Stephen Harper know something that these law enforcement officials don’t? Some of these law enforcement officials have decades of practical experience. What expertise Harper and his minions have?

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Barack Obama says Muslim Prayers in the Oval Office (Video)

See the detailed blog here.

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Barack Obama says Muslim prayers in the Oval Office

Outside the Oval Office he looks around to make sure that no one is looking and then he rushes in and says his Muslim Prayer. Caught by a special camera.:)

Where would these Tea Partiers/Tea Baggers will stop. First it was a controversy about Rev.Jeremiah Wright of the United Church who was Obama’s spiritual guide for 20years because Rev. Wright is alleged to have said “…not God Bless America. God damn America” therefore he was un-American. So for 20 years Obama was Christian but guided by a “bad” pastor. Then he was not born in US, this notion was led by crazy woman Orly Taitz, and now he is a Muslim. These morons are not only causing problems through fear mongering but they are insulting 1.7 billion Muslims as according to them being Muslim is intrinsically bad. More recently the outrage about the proposed Islamic Centre/Mosque in NYC. When will Americans catch on to their craziness.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Franklin Graham: Obama received Muslim seed.

Whose seed this guy is? His father Billy Graham is such a smart man and respected evangelist. He has been providing spiritual advice to US presidents since Harry Truman. Although not perfect but well respected. Then there is his son Franklin Graham who is basically a moron. According to him Jews and Muslims have Jewish or Muslim seed in them.

Another interesting video on the same subject matter. Franklin Graham is truly a joke.

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Ron Paul on Islamic Center/Mosque in NYC

This is something coming from a conservative. Ron Paul understood Bush/Cheney well and now he understands neo-cons better than most Republicans.
Are these neo-cons and fanatics not endangering the lives of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by their poisonous drivel against Muslims? Moreover the way they accuse Obama as being Muslim signifies that just being Muslim is evil. Are they not insulting 1.7 billion Muslims in the world? Also this is taking politics at the newest low and in the process ruining the image of their country in the world.

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Countdown, MSNBC.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

The 8 Most Overrated People In History

The Huffington Post has this interesting article on "The 8 Most Overrated People In History". I tend to agree with the writer Mark Juddery.

“Gandhi was the saint who, through his principles of ahimsa (non-violence), brought independence to India in 1947. At least, that’s what you’ve probably heard. But the Indian independence movement was a strong force well before Gandhi entered the scene. The nation’s freedom would have happened within a few years of 1947 even if Gandhi had spent his life meditating in a cave. He was a figurehead for the cause, while various other leaders were doing most of the work (and if you say “I’ve never heard of anyone else,” I won’t be remotely surprised). In true Thomas Edison fashion, he was happy to take the credit.”
Read the full story here.

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Renovation of Synagogue in Beirut, Lebanon

While the controversy over an Islamic center in N.Y. rages on this story about the renovation of a Synagogue in Beirut is a breath of fresh air. Fareed Zakaria had a piece on his show last Sunday. In N.Y there may be a few 9/11 victims’ families who are concerned but it is the bigots and racists who are flaring the fire of hatred and anger and some Repugs and Tea-Baggers are making political hay out of it. We must not forget that dozens of Muslims, who were working in the building at the time, were victims of the 9/11 tragedy as well. When will societies rid of themselves of this disease of bigots? This bigotry is a major source of trouble in many societies around the world.
I believe freedom of religion is a fundamental right and few fanatics must not be allowed to hijack this freedom and create additional problems in the world. As if Bush and Cheney have not done enough. The example of the renovation of the synagogue in Beirut must be a guide for the rest of the world.

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Moscow is changing its name to Maskow

It is indeed a tragedy as there are too many forest fires in Russia and Moscow is covered in smog over and above the scorching heat. It is partially natural disaster but part of it is the incompetence of the Russian government not to take necessary precautions to minimize forest fires and effectively extinguish those which are unavoidable. This incompetence of governments is spreading like an epidemic around the world. In Moscow, in order to survive, people had to wear masks. So maybe the more appropriate name for Moscow will be Maskow. The intention is not to belittle the tragedy but highlight the incompetence of the government there.

Here is a one story on the incompetence of the Russian government. This article provides a good review of the situation in Russia.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rush Limbaugh: His view of Americans

“I saw the Japanese are going to put some robots up on the moon. So? Obama's got 300 million robots in America! Who needs them on the moon?”

In other words, in his view, Americans are not that smart. That is some patriotism.

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Obama is a Muslim

Jimmy Kimmel knows it. Obama's summer house in Martha's Vineyard is indisputable proof. :) Repugs and Tea-Baggers should jump on this proof. But wait Jimmy Kimmel also says that there is a way that Obama can prove that he is not a Muslim. Watch the video and you will know what I mean.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sarah Palin Quotes (Video)

"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where – where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." Sarah Palin-- CBS interview with Katie Couric, September 25, 2008

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Sarah Palin's Quotes

Here is a gem.
"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where – where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border."
-- CBS interview with Katie Couric, September 25, 2008

If you wish to read some more click here.

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Barack Obama is secretly a Muslim

Keith Olbermann of MSNBC does a special investigation and reveals Obama’s identity which Obama had kept secret since he was 2 years old. Olbermann’s investigation also reveals that the first Muslim convert to live in the Whitehouse was none other than George W. Bush himself who removed all the bibles from the Whitehouse and replaced them with a Quran.

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Will Repugs and Tea Baggers get anymore more stupid? Oh yeah building an Islamic centre in Manhattan is another one of the Muslim conspiracies. Repugs and Tea Baggers need to be sent to a mental asylum instead of the House of Representatives or the Senate.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Sarah Palin to Dr. Laura schlessinnnnnnnnnnnger: Don’t quit, Reload

Dr. Laura Schlessinger has the radio show where she repeated the “n” word 11 times when a black woman called her about racism and “n” word. As Keith Olbermann of MSNBC said, Dr. Laura is the radio personality who has three s’s in her name and 11 n’s. However, here is what Dr. Laura had to say about Sarah Palin in 2008,

“Couldn't the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn't want a "mature" woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?”

Read the story here.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Harper Government: Dead soldier is better than a wounded soldier

That is what Veterans’ Ombudsman Colonel Pat Stogran is saying about the attitude of the government towards wounded war veterans. It is too expensive to support a wounded and disabled veteran according to the government. So much for the support of troops that Harper harps about so often. It is really sad. Read the full story here.

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Body of the missing woman found

It is a very funny story with a very unhappy ending. Watch the video.

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Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Islamic Centre in Lower Manhattan

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This is an excellent special comment by Keith Olbermann. It is important to speak out against those who would limit democratic rights. Freedom of religion is a fundamental right in the United States, we can't let this be eroded by prejudice and bigotry.

Also, this prejudice inflames extremists giving them fertile ground for recruitment. I also like the quote of Martin Niemoller that Olbermann uses regarding Nazi Germany:

"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."

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Stephen Harper -Helena Guergis Exchange

What is next for Helena Guergis?

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Stephen Harper - Don Cherry Exchange

It actually did not happen as Stephen Harper's team won. If he had lost I understand he would have worn Don Cherry's dress. Read the story here.

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Origins of the Tea Party

Father Coughlin

It surely is not a new movement. Although it might have not been called Tea Party some of the early leading figures of this kind of ideology include Father Coughlin, Billy James Hargis , Joe McCarthy and Barry Goldwater. Last night Christ Matthews had a documentary on the Rise of the New Right. I could not find the exact video but views of Father Coughlin and Billy James Hargis were pointed out which have similarities to some of today’s Tea Party leaders. As Professor Allan Lichtman of American University highlights the main views of Father Coughlin,
“Father Coughlin had two main messages. One was an economic message, that we needed a more populist approach to economics, but his other message was highly anti-Semitic and highly authoritarian that a conspiracy of international bankers to great extent led by Jews were responsible for the Great Depression, were responsible for the continuation of hard times and that may be Adolf Hitler and Germany had some right ideas.” Allan Lichtman
We should not underestimate the Tea Party and better watch out for them. It is an old evil of racism and bigotry which is raising its ugly head. Especially the election of Barack Obama to the presidency has enraged the red-neck bigots and it is leading to no good. The birthers like Orly Taitz and their ilk are really stirring up the pot by spreading hatred.

You can watch Christ Matthews’s videos here.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

John McCain in love with Snooki

He expressed it publically. :) Sarah Palin eat your heart out. Who is Snooki anyway?

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Hardball, MSNBC.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Jackie Evancho: America's Got Talent (AGT)

AGT started a new experiment to try some contestants from the YouTube submissions. They were not disappointed this time around. The 10 year old Jackie Avancho, an Opera singer, just wowed them. She is a great singer. Here is the video of her debut.

Some are already comparing her to Susan Boyle of Britain. Read the story

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mysticism: Mysteries of life

"We believe in reason, materialistic reason. Reason that can deal only with reality through the five senses. That can deal only with the measurable. The immeasurable is outside its sphere. But let us look at human life: friendship, smiles, love of children, admiring a flower, hate of enemy, all of these are intangible. The materialistic mind cannot deal with it. Therefore it does not exist."

There is a lot more to life than the limited five human senses can comprehend. Life is a big mystery.

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Lousy Commercials: Prescription Medicine

I am glad that Canada has banned commercials for prescription medicine. Unfortunately U.S has not done the same and some of these commercial can be scary. The video below is one example.

Sorry for the poor quality of the video but nothing better was available.

Then there are these E.D. commercials. Remember Bob Dole – the Mr. E.D. He gave commercials for Viagra. Then there is this commercial about Cialis. Yes take daily Cialis and you will be ready anytime, anywhere to screw. It does not say with anyone but that is understood. It is partially hilarious and partially very disgusting. Of course you can have heart attack or go blind but that is beside the point – going blind for love or dying for it. Replace “love” with “screwing”.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Barack Obama vs. Barack Obama

An interesting video and article on Obama by Huffington Post about his position on the Afghanistan war.

Read the article here.

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Glenn Beck’s Planet

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The question he is asking is which planet he has landed on. The question he should be asking is which planet he came from. He comes from the planet Luna. That is where all the lunatics reside. He must go back to planet Luna as he will be living happily ever after with his like-minded residents.

Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC.

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Stephen Harper on the road again (Video)

See the earlier post on this here.

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Stephen Harper on Tour

First it was Michael Ignatieff and now it is Stephen Harper's turn to start a tour of the country. Let us see how successful his tour will be. With the approval ratings for the Conservative Party hanging around at 29 % will it sink any further.

To read the story click here.

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John Baird: The new House Leader

Stephen Harper has appointed John Baird as the new House Leader. Harper thinks Baird is the pit-bull but where is the lipstick. Is he all bark and no bite?

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Michael Ignatieff’s Bus tour

How did his bus tour go? Does anyone know? Did anyone notice it?

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Huguette Clark: Money cannot buy happiness

This is a prime example. Yes it can cause a lot of misery for a lot of people as money is made on the back of others but happiness it cannot buy.

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Read the full story here and there are some fascinating pictures on the site.

Here is what Mark Twain had to say about her father Senator William Clark:
"He is as rotten a human being as can be found anywhere under the flag; he is a shame to the American nation, and no one has helped to send him to the Senate who did not know that his proper place was the penitentiary, with a chain and ball on his legs."

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A drunk calls 911 for a ride to a liquor store

It is a true story and it is funny.

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Keith Olbermann, Countdown, MSNBC

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Stephen Harper’s Election Sensor

Up to June of this year Stephen Harper was all for an election. Now Conservative’s approval rating has dropped below 30% ( 29.7 %) and he is saying that economy is too fragile for an election. He does take Canadians for a fool. Read the full story here.

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Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff duet

Conservatives and Liberals are almost tied in approval ratings. Both below 30%. It looks the Conservative’s wonder boy Harper and the Liberal's magic worker Ignatieff are not up to par. What next?

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Senate Candidate from Nevada Sharron Angle interviewed by Keith Olbermann

He does not really interview her but does a composite of her interviews and the questions he could have asked. It is funny. Sharon Angle is another one of the Tea Party clowns.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lady Gaga: One of the best dressed?

This is according to Vanity Fair. But for which planet though. I bet you she will scare the small children away. I will include her amongst the weirdest.

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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Airport Security and Veil

The Harper government is upset again over the veil. It is my understanding that all these ladies, in veil, are fully checked in a room where their privacy can be respected and they can practice their faith. However, the Harper government is raising a big stink over it. It looks more like a clash of cultures than anything else. As long as these passengers are fully checked in privacy before boarding, it should be ok. Maybe Harper and company want to see all these women in bikini.

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Monday, August 02, 2010

Humans: The beginning and the end

A baby comes in this world crying and kicking. He/she leaves the world groaning and moaning. Life is a bugger.

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