Thursday, May 08, 2008

Obama: World wants to see U.S. lead

Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday that the most important thing he could achieve as president would be to deal with Iraq and the threat of al Qaeda in Afghanistan while improving "our influence around the world."
Obama has the negotiation skills and is more likely to be successful at it because of the "world view" way he was raised. Interacting with other cultures in far away lands should be handled with care because impressions last a lifetime. A good impression may lead to lower gas prices and less threat of terroristic threats around the globe.

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Eighteen Months -

This publication is a script for a political thriller/action adventure film. I am seeking to option this script. It's about a woman named Lois DuSol. Lois is a reporter who becomes entangled with a lawyer, dirty cops, federal agents and her editor--all while experiencing her first love, carrying her first child and uncovering secrets that some say, shouldn't see the light of day.

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YeahandSoWhat- Broadcast your self LIVE

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Rev. Al Sharpton and Sean Bell's fiance jailed after arrest during civil disobedience protests in N.Y.

The Rev. Al Sharpton was arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge on Wednesday as he and hundreds of demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the acquittal of three detectives in the 50-bullet shooting of an unarmed black man fleeing police on his wedding day.

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Yet another former Hillary supporter begs her to quit after an ugly, hardfought win in Indiana and last minute call for donations during her so-called victory speech in Indianapolis May 6.This morning, however, it was announced she loaned her campaign more than $6 million. Who wants Hillary to keep running?

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Indiana Primary Part II

I watched the returns on CNN May 6 and the group of them questioned repeatedly Gary Mayor Rudy Clay about why it took so long for Lake County to present election results.
Finally, still calm, he explained three of four times about the absentee vote. He said he wanted to be careful not to disenfranchise anyone. Mayor Clay actually said to them, "I have told you three or four times..." so patience was a virtue--in a whorehouse! Wolf just kept passively aggressively asking the same question over and over again.
Jeffery Toobin kicked it off, actually, with "it is a shame and a disgrace about what is going on in Indiana right now."
He said it was "totally unusual" and accused vote counters in the county of taking a page out of the "old days of Chicago politics" (what is that supposed to mean!?") nearly accusing them of holding back votes.
The grousing by CNN actually surprised me. They appeared to be familiar with old time election coverage but I guess they have forgotten about the past and like the lightening quick MTV broadcast age. Sorry. I am trained in print journalism so I was used to waiting up late on election nights and drinking coffee.
However, Toobin took issue with all of Lake County withholding vote totals because they were still counting absentee ballots. There were more than 11,000 to count still, way late into the evening. I guess the CNN staff figured it would rapped up early like in other states. The midnight deadline CNN was given, I suspect, was Indiana time.
The machine votes were held until the absentee ballots were counted properly.
In spite of all of this, the CNN coverage was the best ever. I know their ratings had to be high. I was so delighted to watch the whole thing churn out with the gripes and the whining and unbleached opinions! Everyone was so real last night. My stomach was in knots!
Thanks CNN.

Lake County's vote return was the largest ever for absentee voting.
As the returns chunked in, it was clear that Indiana was not the decisive victory Hillary was seeking.
Pundits said that Obama White Women made up 39 percent of the vote. It was speculated that they didn't like the whole shots-of-Crown-Royal think when she was out with Evan Bayh at a bar in Crown Point.
Pundits went so far as to say Hillary's camp would have to come up with another revelation on Barack to get a Clinton win.
Matter of fact, her speech, delivered in Indianapolis was more conciliatory than victorious. She expected a big win and that didn't come. She, instead, just barely won.
Barack, on the other hand, enjoyed a resounding victory in North Carolina, rounding the whole night out with a stirring speech that revved up his supporters even more. Congratulations, Sen. Obama!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Obama wins N.C. primary, Clinton squeeks, struggles to finish in Indiana primary

--Delegates will be divided
I live in Lake County, Indiana and am watching the CNN returns. My stomach is in knots! I voted early for Barack Obama and am waiting for the results of my county. Please watch the video below.

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Friday, May 02, 2008

INDIANA and OBAMA - Things are Looking GOOD

About 20 percent of the 127,000-plus absentee ballots received as of early Friday were cast in three Indiana counties — Marion, Monroe and Lake — that political observers believe Obama is strongly favored to win.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Shortages threaten farmers' key tool: Fertilizer - CNET News

Shrinking grain stocks and an increasing appetite for meat have collided with a shortage of fertilizer.(From The New York Times)

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Albert Hofmann, inventor of LSD, dies.

Albert Hofmann, who died on Tuesday aged 102, synthesised lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938 and became the first person in the world to experience a full-blown acid trip.

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