21.12.08

19.12.08

Run QUICKLY MY FRIENDS


To save the economy in 2009
the government will start
deporting all the weird old people.
I started crying when I thought of you!






Run, my friend, RUN !!!!
Well... what can I say
someone sent this to me... and I'm not going alone!!

Math Thru the Decades

the evolution of teaching math
1. Teaching Math In 1950A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?------------------------------------------------------------------------
2. Teaching Math In 1960A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?--------------------------------------------------------------------
3. Teaching Math In 1970A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?----------------------------------------------------------------------4. Teaching Math In 1980A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.------------ ------------------------------------------------------------
5. Teaching Math In 1990A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of$20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers. )------------------------------------------------------------------------
6. Teaching Math In 2007Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de laproducciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

DEEP THROAT IS DEAD

If anyone is interested in the Watergate Break In and cover-up will know the person dubbed as Deep Throat. I have seen movie and read the book by Bernstein and Woodward called All the President's Men. Then to learn just after reading it that this man, the number two man in the FBI helped these reports to break this story is just astounding. Then he kept the secret for over 30 years it really boggles the mind.
My condolances to his family.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mark Felt, the mysterious "Deep Throat" source who helped Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein crack the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon, has died at age 95.
Felt suffered from congestive heart failure but the exact cause of his death at home on Thursday was not immediately known, said the Press Democrat newspaper in Santa Rosa, California, 55 miles north of San Francisco.
In its report on Felt's death, the New York Times called him "the most famous anonymous source in American history."
Felt, the No. 2 official at the FBI when the Watergate case broke, kept his role in the story a secret for 30 years. Only in 2005, at age 91, was his part made public in an article in Vanity Fair magazine written by Felt's family lawyer.
"I'm the guy they used to call Deep Throat," Felt told attorney John O'Connor.
For years, people had speculated and argued about the identity of "Deep Throat," whose name was derived from the title of a popular pornographic movie.
Vanity Fair scooped Woodward and Bernstein, who had promised not to reveal the name of the star source of their 1974 stories until after his death. But within a day of Felt's unveiling, Woodward wrote of his relationship with Felt.
Woodward said he turned to Felt after he and Bernstein wrote about the break-in at the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington.
"This was the moment when a source or friend in the investigative agencies of government is invaluable," Woodward wrote in the Post. "I called Felt at the FBI ... It would be our first talk about Watergate." Woodward said Felt told him the Watergate case was going to "heat up." He abruptly hung up but then started to provide guidance on the story, Woodward said.
Following a complicated routine, Felt and Woodward would arrange to meet in an underground garage, with "Deep Throat" corroborating information the Post reporters had gleaned from other sources and outlining a government conspiracy.
"Felt believed he was protecting the bureau by finding a way, clandestine as it was, to push some of the information from the FBI interviews and files out to the public, to help build public and political pressure to make Nixon and his people answerable," Woodward wrote.
"He had nothing but contempt for the Nixon White House and their efforts to manipulate the bureau for political reasons."
NIXON'S RESIGNATION
Reporting by the Post and other news organizations on the White House's involvement in the Watergate break-in and other political "dirty tricks" forced Nixon's resignation in 1974.
More than 30 officials would ultimately plead guilty or be convicted, including Attorney General John Mitchell, who served 19 months for conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury.
Felt repeatedly denied he was "Deep Throat," even though his position at the FBI made him an obvious candidate, and Nixon himself suspected Felt of leaking to the media.
A character patterned on Felt showed up in the book and movie "All The President's Men," an account by Bernstein and Woodward of their Watergate reporting. Played by Hal Holbrooke, the "Deep Throat" character was seen in the shadows.
This portrayal was true to life, Woodward wrote, because Felt insisted on anonymity and was concerned that phone calls might be tapped.
Last month, Woodward and Bernstein visited Felt in Santa Rosa. It was Bernstein's first meeting with the famous source, who dealt only with Woodward during the Watergate days.
Born on August 17, 1913 in Twin Falls, Idaho, Felt came to Washington as a Capitol Hill staff member and later worked at the Federal Trade Commission before joining the FBI in 1942.
He served in the bureau's espionage section during World War Two and later worked in various field offices and oversaw some of the FBI's early investigations into organized crime.
Felt was appointed deputy associate director, the No. 3 job at the FBI, in 1971, and was disappointed when Nixon named L. Patrick Gray to head the agency after the death of its longtime chief, J. Edgar Hoover, in 1972.
Felt was convicted in 1980 of authorizing illegal break-ins at five homes in New York and New Jersey as part of the FBI's pursuit of the radical Weather Underground group. He was fined $5,000 and then pardoned by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Felt and his wife Audrey, who died in 1984, had two children.

18.12.08

Sad Day in the Star Trek Universe

Majel Roddenberry, 'First Lady of Star Trek,' dies
NEW YORK – Majel Barrett Roddenberry, the widow of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry, has died. She was 76. Roddenberry, an actress who appeared in numerous "Star Trek" TV shows and movies, died Thursday of leukemia at her home in Bel-Air, Calif., her representative said.
At Roddenberry's side were family friends and her only son, Eugene Roddenberry Jr. Gene Roddenberry died in 1991.
Her romance with Roddenberry earned her the title "The First Lady of Star Trek।" A fixture in the "Star Trek" franchise, her roles included Nurse Christine Chapel in the original "Star Trek," Lwaxana Troi in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in almost every spin-off of the 1966 cult series. She recently reprised the voice role in the upcoming "Star Trek" film directed by J.J. Abrams.

12.12.08

Can't Find the Perfect Present

We all have friends or family members that we can't find that perfect present at Christmas time. Ya'll know the types I am talking about.... those who you only see at Holiday times and really really wish you didn't see them at all. If you have to buy a gift for these unfortunate people. Here is a wiki-how-to page to help you out.....


http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Gifts-for-People-Who-Bug-You


happy holidays... 13 days shopping days left. or more if you are a bargain hunter

2.12.08

December 2

The only good thing about December 2 is that there are only 23 days left of the freaking holiday music. Remember one and all that I work in the land of Wal-Mart and like most retail stores around this great United States starts playing Christmas Music on the stoke of Midnight Nov. 1st. I as being one of those hard working people who have to work in a retail type store full-time has to LISTEN to that freaking crap for 8 to 10 hours a day. SO, TWENTY-THREE days LEFT of listening to 958 different ways of White Christmas and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. BAH-HUM-BUG!!!!!