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Breaking News — NBC Reveals That Donald Trump Does Not Exist, Meet Actor Who Has Portrayed Him For DecadesAnd who is Harvey Schultz, and what is that thing on his head?
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/nbc-reveals-that-donald-trump-does-not-exist-meet-actor-who-has-portrayed-him-for-decades/And who is Harvey Schultz, and what is that thing on his head?... more
Breaking News — NBC Reveals That Donald Trump Does Not Exist, Meet Actor Who Has Portrayed Him For DecadesAnd WHO is Harvey Schultz???
http://latestbloomer.uskoa.com/nbc-reveals-that-donald-trump-does-not-exist-meet-actor-who-has-portrayed-him-for-decades/And WHO is Harvey Schultz???... more
On Wednesday, October 3rd, Artist Jim Bowers received notification that the "1MileClock Project" (Burning Man 2011) has established a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The one mile laser clock was built and constructed in Colfax CA by over 100 participants and a core team of 6 developers including Mark Hertlein, physicist from Lawrence Berkeley Labs. This new record is the first World Record OFFICIALLY established at and for the Burning Man Festival. Check out the 1MileClock video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtPXfgO2wmk&list=UUb4H6OTdWTG640qLlv2qCdg&index=13&feature=plcpOn Wednesday, October 3rd, Artist Jim Bowers received notification that the... more
Irony Of Ironies:! Romney Releases Tax Informatiion To Distract Attention From . . . His Ill-Begotten Presidential CampaignHouston, we have an incompetence problem . . .
http://mytinyspot.blogspot.com/2012/09/irony-of-ironies-romney-releases-tax.html#axzz277NLPFg6Houston, we have an incompetence problem . . .... more
Breaking Now: In Wake Of Public Policy Poll Findings Mitt Romney Takes Credit For May 2011 bin Laden RaidHow was this kept quiet so long?
http://mytinyspot.blogspot.com/2012/09/breaking-now-in-wake-of-public-policy.html#axzz265RF1c3vHow was this kept quiet so long?... more
The year 2011 was fascinating! Here's the break down on celebrities, politicians, television, earthquake, and international news!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N6Go_q0mSc&feature=plcp&context=C49b94d9VDvjVQa1PpcFPnUg-j0s5r05WkrHjV6iq7Yea4vdjOec0%3DThe year 2011 was fascinating! Here's the break down on celebrities, politicians,... more
President Obama State of the Union
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXTn6v20hNk&feature=relatedPresident Obama State of the Union... more
So many great bands to thank for excellent CDs in 2011, including: Doco, The Lost Patrol, The Raveonettes, Adele, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fountains of Wayne, M83, The Blueflowers, Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Baron Bane, Dum Dum Girls, Mayer Hawthorne and more. More soon, please?So many great bands to thank for excellent CDs in 2011, including: Doco, The Lost... more
Paul Lewis, REM, Rose Hill Drive, Dotsun Moon, Death Cab for Cutie, Army Navy, Washed Out, Allen Stone, The Horrors, She Wants Revenge, The Cars, IAMX, Cults, Ladytron, Telekinesis, The Catch Fire, Nicole Atkins and more. Great stuff.Paul Lewis, REM, Rose Hill Drive, Dotsun Moon, Death Cab for Cutie, Army Navy, Washed... more
The Houston Film Critics Society held their end of the year awards this past Saturday, January 7th. This is my quick write-up of the event (which was ready to go yesterday, but my power went out for over eight hours right when I tried to post it). This event is fun every year, but I always look forward to them ending mostly because when this ends an entire year of movies is just over the horizon.The Houston Film Critics Society held their end of the year awards this past Saturday,... more
There was a lot of press about the Crysis 2 bit torrent, so it is no shock to us that it comes in as the over all number 1 most Pirated download. Pirated is a term used for when you access the game with out payment. The easier it is the more that do it. In the case of Wii and Xbox 360 there is hardware modification that make it much harder to do then a PC Pirated game. This is why Pirated games from Pc hold the top 5 spots on the Most Pirated Games of 2011. This is why game makers put software to try to track limit and reduce this from happening. almost four million copies of crysis 2 where taken with out payment. That is huge.
Top 10 Most Pirated Games:
Crysis 2 – 3,920,000 downloads
Not a major shocker the most downloaded game of 2011 is Crysis 2 after so much talk from the makers of the game about the bit torrent.
Modern Warfare 3 – 3,650,000 downloads
The years largest video game comes in at 2nd place beat out by a other FPS.
Battlefield 3 – 3,510,000 downloads
Right behind COD MW3 comes BF3 with a very strong PC downloaded numbers mostly to due to all the hype over the PC vs.
FIFA ’12 – 3,390,000 downloads
Portal 2 – 3,240,000 downloads
Here’s the breakdown for the top most pirated games of 2011 for the PC, the Wii, and the Xbox 360:
Gears of War 3 - 890,000 downloads
Microsoft might like Gears Of War 3 beating Modern Warfare 3 but maybe not for this.
Modern Warfare 3 - 830,000 downloads
Battlefield 3 - 760,000 downloads
Forza Motorsport 4 - 720,000 downloads
Kinect Sports: Season Two - 690,000 downloads
Crysis 2 – 3,920,000 downloads
Modern Warfare 3 – 3,650,000 downloads
Battlefield 3 – 3,510,000 downloads
FIFA ’12 – 3,390,000 downloads
Portal 2 – 3,240,000 downloadsThere was a lot of press about the Crysis 2 bit torrent, so it is no shock to us that... more
11 Stories Infowars Drove to the Mainstream in 2011, the Year the Establishment Declared War on Americans & Their Rights.
1. War on America: Government Has LITERALLY Declared Americans the Enemy
The treasonous language authorizing the indefinite detention of Americans without trial under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is only the latest blow in the not so subtle shift from the War on Terror abroad against jihadists towards suspicion, internment and police state for ordinary Americans.
We The People of the United States have literally been declared the enemy– while Congress has drafted legislation that actually wipes out on paper much of the Bill of Rights.
2. FEMA Camps to Hold Americans Have Been Activated
Long-laid plans to intern Americans and declare martial law under a national emergency have been activated. A flood of recent documents have made clear that contractors are being hired and personnel put on notice to open the gates at FEMA emergency centers
3. Ron Paul Can’t Win Hoax
Ron Paul is poised to win first or second in Iowa, and currently leads the polls there. The so-called mainstream media, however, have continuously said he has no chance of winning, even threatening to ignore Iowa if he wins after months of ignoring him.
4. It’s the Bankers or Us: Global Consolidation Through Economic Crisis
The Occupy Wall Street was a poignant moment in describing the universal anger of Americans about what is happening in the global financial crisis? But did those who showed up in the streets across the United States and globe point the finger at the right culprit? Just how do we fix the economy. Infowars has worked to draw attention to the inherent problems of crony capitalism and especially at the private Federal Reserve bank– initiating an Occupy the Fed movement to counter the water-downed and misdirected message of OWS.
5. Al Qaeda work FOR not AGAINST the West & New World Order
While the globalists successfully branded al Qaeda as a terrorist enemy after 9/11, the group has been patently directed and steered by Western intelligence powers– from the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, to war in Yugoslavia to current, on-going campaigns of terror.
But no one could ignore the fact that al Qaeda was an ally in the NATO war against Libya.
6. PHONY Bin Laden Death follows intense scrutiny of Obama Birth Certificate
Whatever the truth about Barack Obama’s true birthplace, the questions surrounding his providence and legitimacy put significant pressure on the White House.
When President Obama finally released a document in April 2011, it generated more questions than answers.
7. World War III Coming, Was Crafted by Globalists
With an Iranian War now looming after the very serious maneuvers underway in and around the Straight of Hormuz, we must remind that we warned the globalists were trying to start World War III, with focus on Iran.
The Arab Spring uprisings have played right into the hands of the globalists to create a tinderbox to spark World War III.
8. Long-Term Culling: The Government is Poisoning You
An attack against humanity has been underway through the food, water and other environmental factors. An elite obsessed with eugenics has targeted the population and made attempts to reduce the population, all while genetically-modified food & animals, as well as chemicals added to food & water are continually linked to cancer, infertility, sterility and other factors.
9. COVERT War on the 2nd Amendment
2011 began with a mass shooting in Tuscon and the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Politicians immediately moved to hijack the tragedy and use it as a weapon to attack the 2nd Amendment. Sheriff Dupnik and others made the effort too obvious, though and pressure to push legislation died off.
But President Obama and his team were working, nonetheless. He was quoted telling the Brady Center that the administration was working “under the radar” on gun control.
10. Criminalization of Ordinary Activity
2011 saw a broad range of bizarre attacks on what seemed like ordinary American life– from shutting down lemonade stands, front-yard gardens and Amish raw dairy sellers to SWAT team raids on fruits and vegetables, the Gibson Guitar factory over environmental laws on wood importation and much more.
11. We Have Identified the Elite Who Run The World, and Their Agenda is Not Invincible
BILDERBERG 2011: Elite Leave Secret Meeting Early
Activists showed up in force to counter the secret meetings of the elite. Long-time sleuth Jim Tucker is no longer alone, and demonstrators have flocked to the locations of several of the past meetings. Alternative media coverage on Bilderberg has reached fever pitch, and the mainstream media has been forced to cover the group as well. London Guardian writer and comedian Charlie Skelton essentially joined ranks, and even Fox News did segments on the elite retreat.
December 31, 2011
Go to link for full article, info and videos..11 Stories Infowars Drove to the Mainstream in 2011, the Year the Establishment... more
Tricks in order of appearance:
Ryan Sheckler - Gnarly Kickflip over a fence into a Costco parking lot
Shane O'neill - nollie 360 double flip
cian eades - Switch laser double flip
Schuyler Ricketts - huge backside 180
Jimmy Carlin - 360 Hardflip
Josiah Gatlyn - big kickflip
Chris Haslam - Wall ride bs lip slide
Sean Malto - Sick backside over crook
Tyler Bledsoe - Big flip over carlsbad grass gap
Chris Cole - nollie backside 360 heel flip over big 3 block
RIP Shane Cross - insane fs crooked grind down El Toro
Bryan Herman - giant hardflip
Chris Cole - 360 kickflip to tail snap the Carlsbad gap
PROD - Buttery backside kickflip nose blunt
David Gravette - Long 5050
Jake Duncombe - 5050 board stall nose grind skate and create
PJ Ladd - fakie halfcab heel to K grind nollie fs shove out
PJ Ladd - Switch kick flip backside tailslide 360 shove out
PJ Ladd Fakie half cab flip crooked grind bs 180
Jimmy Carlin - grande Varial Heel down 6 flat 6
gilbert crocket.- high kickflip big pop
Cory Kennedy - Bigspin double flip
Cory Kennedy - Nollie late front foot double flip
Cory Kennedy - bs 360 double flip pyramid hip
Cory Kennedy - Switch laser double flip killing it
Ryan Sheckler - nice tre flip over stairwell
Paul Rodriguez - butter backside noseblunt flat hubba in New York
Cory Kennedy - Merlin Twist at the Berrics
Andrew Rynolds - Epic and historical backside flip down the Wallenberg 4
vincent luevanos - Textbook hard flip for the homies
Cory Kennedy - switch BIG flip
Arto Saari - buttery backside lipslide
Greg Lutzka - frontside 360 kickflip off a kicker
Cory Kennedy - Merlin twist/ switch 360 impossible thing
Andrew Reynolds - bs 360
Mike Mo Capaldi - fakie big flip manual backside flip out
Leo Romero - far fs gap to kgrind
Devin Appelo - 5050 roof to big drop
danny cerezini - hard flip front side blunt red bench
Josiah Gatlyn - killing it high tre bomb to fakie old berrics quarter pipe
ryan decenzo - huge switch frontside 180
Torey Pudwill - crazy laser flip down the Santa Monica triple set
Lewis Marnell - perfect fakie Hardflip
Bastien Salabanzi - insane fakie full cab double flip bolts
Felipe Gustavo - Switch Backside tail down a hubba ledge
Tommy Sandoval - bs nose blunt skate and create
Ray Maldonado - fs blunt loco big flip out
Shane Oneill - Bigger flip/ 540 shoveit to fakie
Paul Trep - nice switch double heel
jordan hoffart - Far 360 flip over street gap
P Rod - switch 360 flip
Andrew Reynolds - Boss status kickflipTricks in order of appearance: Ryan Sheckler - Gnarly Kickflip over a fence into a... more
1. Urban farming is flourishing.
2. Young farmers make noise.
3. Local food isn't just delicious and eco-friendly.
4. Food Day makes a comeback.
5. We don't need industrial ag to feed the world.
Yes, the world's population is growing rapidly (see Grist's series "What to expect when you're expanding"), and the question of how to feed all 7 billion of us is an important one. Far too often, however, "feeding the world" has become code for farming with as many chemicals and GMO seeds as possible.
This year brought mounting evidence to the contrary, including a study published in Nature and another published in Science that say otherwise. The results of a long-term study by the Rodale Institute also proved that organic farming is just as productive as conventional, and better at building soil (this is key, since "yield" is at the heart of the "feed the world" discussion).
6. Despite the influence of the ultra-consolidated meat industry, the "ag-gag" bills went nowhere.
Early on in 2011, lawmakers in Florida, New York, Iowa, and Minnesota tried to pass so-called "ag-gag" bills that would have made it illegal to produce -- and in Minnesota to possess -- undercover videos of livestock factory farms. The bills were part of a coordinated effort by Big Ag, but the sustainable food movement organized to defeat them, and, in a rare win, succeeded.
7. Eaters are (a little) more aware of the people behind their food.
8. Food access got more attention.
Too many people around the U.S. still lack easy access to good, healthy food. Fortunately, activists and farmers made a lot of creative progress this year in helping to raise awareness and tackle the root problems.
A group of advocates from an Oakland-based organization called Live Real took to the road for the Food and Freedom Rides.
Tiny groceries made out of shipping containers: one way to increase food access.Fifty young people began working in schools, gardens, and advocacy organizations as part of the first class of Food Corps participants. We spoke with three of them.
Subsidizing farmers markets was shown to be an effective strategy for getting more healthy food into food deserts. And farmers themselves looked for creative ways to address food access, such as this give-a-dozen-buy-a-dozen program modeled after Toms Shoes.
Slow Food USA sought to show that supporting local farmers doesn't require going broke with its $5 Challenge. And a group of grad students tried out a model for small, portable grocery stores built out of shipping containers -- a potential solution for under-resourced areas without traditional grocery stores.
9. More information helps eaters make better choices.
10. The Occupy movement adds fuel to the fire.
Advocates and farmers jointed the Zuccotti Park gathering this fall, and we heard from a variety of folks who were occupying various aspects of the food system -- like one farmer who occupied the pasture.
Just as important as any march or rally, however, the activism taking place over last few months has gotten more eaters to think critically about where their food dollars are going, and to consider investing in local and sustainable food enterprises rather than Wall Street.
More at the link1. Urban farming is flourishing. 2. Young farmers make noise. 3. Local food... more
Before we close the WHACKO-TV studios and head on out for that big New Year’s Eve party, we let some of the college interns put together a little tribute to 2011. Being of a noir nature and attempting to use a drained lake as the metaphor for the close of a tough year, they presented this to our staff. We thought it was a bit much, but we were impressed they shot it on film at 24 frames a second, which is more retro than video. Who paid for the damn film? We just wanted to wish everyone in the viewing audience a HAPPY NEW YEAR; onward to better things in 2012.Before we close the WHACKO-TV studios and head on out for that big New Year’s... more
It’s the end of year, which means it’s the time for all good columnists to whip out their “best of the year” lists. Or, if they’re feeling impish, their “worst of the year” lists. Often both because, hey, two columns.
However, I march to the beat of a different drummer. In fact, he may not actually be a drummer at all — I think he’s actually the guy I hired to fix my water heater.
Nonetheless, rather than probing the heights or descending the depths of the past year, I’m going to talk about the top 10 things nobody cared about in 2011.
2. The Simpsons
3. Joe Biden
4. Tech IPOs
6. The Adventures of Tintin
7. 3-D TV
9. Windows for Tablets
10. Google SparkIt’s the end of year, which means it’s the time for all good columnists to... more