Monday, June 30, 2008
Couple weeks ago I wrote about the first seal attack off the Cape. Now the second one is being reported. When will people start to realize that Massachusetts waters in the summer are pretty dangerous. The second report came yesterday.
Fourteen passengers on a seal watch boat saw a shark attack and kill a seal yesterday during a cruise to Monomoy Island.
The island, which is a national wildlife refuge, is home to hundreds of seals and also a favored feeding ground of several species of sharks.
Capt. Bob Littlefield is sure the shark he saw rip a seal in half yesterday afternoon was a great white.
"It was a quite a bloody mess," said Littlefield, who has been a captain on Cape Cod for 32 years.
Littlefield was steering a 42-foot, high-speed catamaran owned by Monomoy Island Excursions of Harwich Port on the ocean side of Monomoy, where hundreds of seals were sunning and swimming, when suddenly there was a commotion in the water.
Littlefield, who said he had always wanted to see a shark eat a seal, turned the boat toward the area, which quickly became red with blood. As the boat got closer, the shark went under, taking half of the gray seal with it. The tour captain estimated the seal to be 300 to 400 pounds, and the shark to be between 14 and 16 feet.Here are my favorites quotes: England Aquarium research scientist John Mandelman said it may have been a great white. But it also could have been a mako or thresher, he said. The latter species are also large fish, but not as large as the great white.
Are you really kidding me? Its not a white shark? What a asinine comment.
The last documented human death in a Massachusetts shark attack was in 1936, according to Tony LaCasse, spokesman for the New England Aquarium
And this death was by a white shark off Cape Cod.
LaCasse said there have been more reports of sharks attacking seals near Monomoy Island in recent years, but that doesn't necessarily mean more sharks.
"What we do know is that there are many more seal observation boats than ever before," he said.
So no way could there be more shark, just more boats. Dumb ass. Why can't someone just step up and say that people need to take precautions or else someone will get attacked. Most likely a surfer.
Friday, June 27, 2008
So I guess in Chattanooga if you get caught either being a John, pimp, or prostitute they post your picture on a website. Obvious I was curious about the pictures. So I clicked on the prostitutes. The first couple pics were what I expected. Nothing too special.
Then HOLY SHIT! These last two are not your typical women of the night. These are fucking zombies. Their not looking to preform tricks, they want to eat your brains. So no matter what you do stay away from whores in Chattanooga, they will kill you.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Shit like this puts me in rage. The most lucrative business in the world right now is oil. Not because there is a shortage of it, its because Big Oil controls the government. Every wonder how the Bush's made money? Oil. How can some shitty countries pay .78 cents for gas, and we get anal raped. Its not because its different oil, it all comes from the ground. Its because Big Oil companies brainwashes you to believe that you have to pay what they are asking for. We our a country filled of sheep, so blinded that we can not even see the wrong doing in front of us. Which brings me to this.
Washington—The Supreme Court on Wednesday slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million.
The court ruled that victims of the worst oil spill in U.S. history may collect punitive damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., but not as much as a federal appeals court determined.
Justice David Souter wrote for the court that punitive damages may not exceed what the company already paid to compensate victims for economic losses, about $500 million compensation.
Souter said a penalty should be "reasonably predictable" in its severity.
Exxon asked the high court to reject the punitive damages judgment, saying it already has spent $3.4 billion in response to the accident that fouled 1,200 miles of Alaska coastline.
A jury decided Exxon should pay $5 billion in punitive damages. A federal appeals court cut that verdict in half in 1994.
The Supreme Court divided on its decision, 5-3, with Justice Samuel Alito taking no part in the case because he owns Exxon stock.
Exxon has fought vigorously to reduce or erase the punitive damages verdict by a jury in Alaska four years ago for the accident that dumped 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound. The environmental disaster led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of seabirds and marine animals.
Nearly 33,000 Alaskans are in line to share in the award, about $15,000 a person. They would have collected $75,000 each under the $2.5 billion judgment.
At this moment 2 billion dollars is pocket change to them, that is like their revenue in about 3 weeks. The Valdez spilled ruined lives. People that live in Alaska depend on the land, and this spill took away their livelihood. So what the government did today was just more anal raping. But the sheep didn't notice.
This is this one that I saw this morning that happened in Washington State. I think its odd how it is being report in Australia and not in the States.
25 June 2008 WASHINGTON, USA - A military helicopter was photographed pursuing a super fast UFO in Washington State, America last week. A High resolution image taken at a speed that freezes the rotor blades of the helicopter could not capture more than a blur of the UFO being pursued
The Sun had this article this week.
The mystery aircraft zoomed straight at the chopper as the three-man cop crew prepared to land.
The pilot banked sharply to avoid being hit, then launched into a high-speed pursuit. But he was forced to give up the chase as the helicopter’s fuel ran low – and the UFO escaped.Then there is this video that is from the UK, of a helicopter that intercepted a UFO.
Then The Sun had this in today's paper. This picture looks just like what is in the video above.
Corporal Mark Proctor was among three squaddies who spotted the objects while out on night patrol.
He filmed them on his mobile phone and reported the close encounter to Army top brass.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
There was a gator caught in Cape Cod. Sharks shouldn't be the only thing to keep you out of the water.
Residents of a Cape Cod neighborhood have said goodbye to an unwanted guest after a 3-foot alligator turned up beneath a parked car in Hyannis.
There was another gator caught in the Chicago river.
Terrible things have emerged over the years from Bubbly Creek, a spot in the Chicago River that was once a churning sewer for the city's slaughterhouses. But until Friday, nobody had seen what Bill Cox and his co-workers saw—something with a devilish underbite, sinister eyes and a cold-blooded appetite. An honest-to-goodness alligator in the Chicago River.
Black Panthers spotted in Mississippi.
And incredible fake looking bigfoot prints found in Borneo.
DARO: Villagers here are reeling from the shock of discovering two extra large footprints near the fence of a nearby orchard They probably resembled those mentioned many times in foreign reports in claims of sightings of the mysterious ‘Bigfoot’.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Woman says 'pimp' held child ransom(Last updated: June 23, 2008 8:48 AM)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Tampa woman learned the hard way that a man she told police was her "pimp" was probably not the best choice of a baby sitter.
The woman told police on Saturday that she had left her 1-year-old son with Odonga Kenya Rush while she worked. Police report that she was supposed to pick the child up Friday evening but was told by Rush that she would not get the child back until she earned $300.
According to police, officers waited for Rush at his home until he showed up. Rush was arrested, and the child was returned to his mother.
Jail records show Rush was being held on several charges, including interference with child custody and extortion.
No bond had been set
Seriously what is wrong with people. Your pimp should not be a option to baby sit your kid. Not once, not never. But the pimp did seem like he was trying to make a business decision. This whore probably wasn't earning up to her potential, and this was some sort of some pimp jedi-mind trick to get her back on track. I am sure the baby was fine, pimps always have women around them, so he probably just gave the kid to one of his bitches to watch.
Or other times he looks like someone I can hang out with, like in the picture of him making fun of drunk homeless people. (and what is that kryptonite drink they are drinking?)
Don Chavez w/ the pic
Thursday, June 19, 2008
In this installment of irony is a bitch. Here is a house that is the only one on its block to survive a tornado. However, after receiving no damage by the tornado, it gets stuck by lightning and burns down. Karma will bite you in the ass every time.
This story is nearly too ironic to believe, one house on Amherst was the only untouched on the entire block in the tornado, Wednesday morning it was struck by lightning and went up in flames.
You can say the Tindall family were the lucky ones last last Wednesday night.
"It's my understanding there was no damage to their house, I think they lost a cushion from their patio furniture,” family friend Jennifer Walker said.
1. Bosch KGU30605 Fridge – who needs space for six eggs when you can save room and only keep five in the fridge? And perhaps try to grow a chicken from the other one.
2. Zanussi ZWF14581 Washing Machine – ignore the 40 degrees warning on most synthetics as this not-so-intelligent machine automatically washes them at 60.
3. LG 37LF66 Television – want to go to bed after a night of watching TV? You'll have to pull the plug out of the mains, then.
4. Easy Store Large Slide – this slide looks great with its super bright yellow colour to match all those pretty flowers. Only trouble is that all your local insects are equally attracted to it.
5. Kenwood DW12CFE Dishwasher – if you follow the instructions and stack up your normal-sized plates on the bottom tray you soon realise there's a small problem – they stop the spray arm from spinning and therefore don't get washed. Not only that, if you try to take out the trays then the washer won't start. Genius.
The 5 egg fridge is just plain retarded. I know my fridge can hold the 'bakers dozen'. I guess the 5 egg fridge can be referred to the down syndrome dozen.
A TV without a off switch is pretty bad too. I wonder how you change the channels.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Two iron stories, can't decide which one I like better. The first scares the bejesus out of me. Because shit like this can happen to me at anytime.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A college student who branded a date's body with a scalding piece of metal as payback for never calling her after they had sex was sentenced to five years in prison Friday.
Kristina Caban, 23, had no comment as state Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus sentenced her for what he called a crime that was "not remotely justifiable."
Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg told Obus that Caban was the "mastermind behind the plan" to sear the torso of Samir "Sammy" Sara, then 23, for having sex with her once in 2004 and never calling her again.
Caban enlisted new boyfriend Robert Testagrossa to help brand a four-inch-high "R" on Samir's abdomen in October 2006, the prosecutor said. She said Caban lured the former lover to a hotel room, where Testagrossa and another man grabbed him.
Blumberg said the men used a Taser to immobilize Sara in a room at the Chelsea Inn while Caban laughed at his distress and kicked him while he was down.
The branding "iron" was actually a length of metal wire fashioned into a "R" -- heated, and applied to Samir's torso, said Tracy Golden of the Manhattan district attorney's office. She said prosecutors did not know what the "R" stood for.
This crazy bitch! Not good crazy. This story is making me check my phone to make sure that I never got this chicks number. Ya, I know it sucks that you just got fucked and he won't call back, but they is no reason to brand the guy. This poor guy will have to explain to people for the rest of his life why there is a giant R on his chest. Maybe this guy will become a motivation speaker to young men and talk about the dangers of getting chicks digits and not calling.VS
AN Italian man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and forcing her to iron his clothes and wash his dishes.
The 43-year-old man allegedly dragged the woman out of a pub in the port city of Genoa, shoved her into a car and took her to his home where he made her iron and wash dishes after threatening her, police said.
Police were called by a friend of the woman who was with her at the pub.
The man, who was apparently furious at his ex-girlfriend for leaving him, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, police said.
I can completely relate. There is nothing worse than not having a chick to iron your clothes. I once almost had to kidnap a girl just to sew buttons back on my shirt. I instead just threw the shirt away.
There are just somethings in this world that I will never comprehend, and need females to do or explain it to me. Such as:
Sewing (I just throw clothes away when something falls off)
Rinse aid (still have no idea what or where to use this)
Fabric softner (so you throw paper in with your laundry? Just don't get it.)
Plants (I can't figure out how to keep them alive)
I have never heard of a attack python before, but I like the idea of it. Most people are afraid of snakes, so by having a giant snake attack on command would be totally cool. Unfortunately for this guy his snake needs better training. Still not as cool as sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Bridgeport police say they arrested a city man after he ordered his pet to attack two officers. Lucky for them that 9-foot-long pythons aren’t very obedient.
Police Lt. James Viadero says 21-year-old Victor Rodriguez was charged with threatening police and disorderly conduct after Monday’s incident. No one was hurt.
Officers were called to Rodriguez’s apartment on a report that he was threatening his girlfriend with the pet reptile.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Driver in boat crash heads boating group
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GILFORD, N.H. --
The Marine Patrol bureau says the crash killed 34-year-old Stephanie Beaudoin of Meredith. She was a passenger in a 37-foot powerboat boat that struck the shore of Diamond Island in Gilford around 2:30 Sunday morning.
The boat's driver, 34-year-old Erica Blizzard of Laconia, suffered serious facial injuries. She is president of the New Hampshire Recreational Boaters Association and has testified in the Legislature against implementing a boating speed limit on the lake. Her father owns the Lakeport Landing Marina in Laconia.
A second passenger, 34-year-old Nicole Shineopules of Burlington, Massachusetts, also was injured.
So a women fighting to keep speed limits on boats dies in boat crash. For someone to die in a boat crash I would imagine that the boat would be going pretty fast. This is like my friend in high school who head of the local MADD, and always drove drunk.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
The $21,500 worth of Coors Light beer was "supposed to be delivered to Montgomery, Ala. but never made it to the destination," says a report by Putnam Sheriff's Deputy Steven Elrod.
That's what officials at Transpro Express Inc. of Silver Point told the deputy last week. One of their drivers had picked up the load of beer and had later brought the truck back. But the place the beer was to have been delivered to never received it, the trucking company officials said.
When the driver brought the truck back to Silver Point, "the cargo was missing with the exception of a few packs of beer and some packing material," the report says.
The beer cargo was picked up from Coors Brewing Co. and was to have been delivered to Allstate Beverage Co. Inc., 1580 Parallel St., Montgomery, the report says. It included 1,500 18-packs of Coors Light, 240 12-packs of Coors Light, and 576 six-packs of Coors Light. The trucking company, after learning that the cargo was never delivered, contacted the Sheriff's Department.
Coors Brewing company must be 'venting' about the loss of their truck. They probably would like to shoot a 'silver bullet' through the heart of whoever stole it. I'm sure someone is 'turning blue' in the face, because a beer truck is pretty hard to lose. Whoever lost it is sure to get a 'wide mouth' of criticism. Maybe they should look for the truck in the 'pure Rocky Mountain Spring Water'.
OK, thats enough.
Last week I wrote about the divers who shield off attacks from dragons, after already being attacked by sharks. Now just to prove that you really don't want to be attacked by dragons I stumbled across this literature.
I met three particularly nasty ones last year. We had walked past a few harmless-looking dragons sunning themselves in the bush or lurking under the stilts of houses, and were not beyond thinking we could be friends when we reached a water hole. A large buffalo was lying on its side, clearly having been brought down by two 6ft dragons and one that was even larger. The three reptiles were crawling over it, and during the next 24 hours they proceeded to eat it alive.
The first dragon had grabbed it by its testicles and was starting to chew its way into the body from below. The second dragon was slowly forcing the buffalo's head open and was going down its throat. The third was, as they say, going in the back door. To make an already grisly scene far worse, the whole slow-motion kill was being conducted in deep mud.
After a few hours all was black - apart from the blood that occasionally bubbled up from the muddy depths, the white saliva that sometimes oozed from the buffalo's mouth and the bright, flickering forked tongues of the three dragons, which were forever darting around. Slippery things slithered slowly over other slippery things until it was hard to tell whose tail was whose, where one body started and another stopped and who was doing what to whom. The smell was fetid, the heat intense.
Every so often the buffalo shuddered and tried to rise. Was it really still alive? We watched from a few feet away, our guide armed only with a stick, transfixed and disgusted like us. Our stomachs heaved. The buffalo continued to twitch.
So let me clear this up. First they will pull you to the ground, then chew on your testicles. After they chew on your testicles they will bite into your grundle. At the same time another one will stick its fork tongue down your throat. And if that's not enough, a third one will hop in and attack your back door. All while in the mud.
To me this sounds like a gay gang bang. But instead of being violated you are being consumed. Not only will dragons eat you alive, but they will do it kinky style.
The Morning News
Does the kid really need to be in the picture?
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Who you got. This dumb ass.
This is the moment when a mugger provided police with an unmistakable clue to his identity - by admiring his reflection in the lens of a CCTV camera.
The image shows the thief moments after he had stolen a £200 silver necklace and bracelet from a 16-year-old boy.
PORTSMOUTH — After using a stolen credit card to buy a belt in a mall store, a Dover man filled out a job application in the same store, fast-tracking the police work that led to his Tuesday fraud conviction.
Fandi Pradipta, 18, of 304 Plaza Drive, Dover, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Portsmouth District Court to a Class A misdemeanor charge of fraudulent use of a credit card.
The plea was his admission to using the stolen card at the Urban Behavior store in the Fox Run Mall, while telling a store clerk the card belonged to his sister and that he was using it with her permission.Hmmmm....Tough battle, I would probably go with the guy that posing with the necklace. Only because I have a picture of him.
I'm not sure if this is finally the picture that will get the over 18 warning for theLucky, but it may. This kid was born with a penis on its back. So he has two penises. (I guess my hiatus of talking about penises is over) I see a strong career in the porn industry for this lucky fellow.
A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.
For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources.
A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations.
The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies.
While George Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted.
To date, no major US contractor faces trial for fraud or mismanagement in Iraq.
The president's Democratic opponents are keeping up the pressure over war profiteering in Iraq.
Henry Waxman who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said: "The money that's gone into waste, fraud and abuse under these contracts is just so outrageous, its egregious.
"It may well turn out to be the largest war profiteering in history."
In the run-up to the invasion one of the most senior officials in charge of procurement in the Pentagon objected to a contract potentially worth seven billion that was given to Halliburton, a Texan company, which used to be run by Dick Cheney before he became vice-president.
Unusually only Halliburton got to bid - and won.
So this is nothing new, the US government covers something up. 23 Billion dollars disappears and its not news? I am sure if Dick Cheney stank wasn't all over it, it would be news. This may be the largest theft ever, and it was done by the US government.
BOSTON -- Two Massachusetts fishermen say they saw a great white shark off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in two separate incidents over the weekend.The fishing captains described the shark as wide and about 15 feet long, according to the Cape Cod Times.Capt. Buddy Vanderhoop, of Aquinnah, reported spotting the animal about 500 feet off Menemsha Beach in the early evening Capt. Scott McDowell, of Chilmark, reported spotting the shark while on a charter off Gay Head.A fisheries biologist who specializes in studying sharks for the state Division of Marine Fisheries told the Times that great whites -- made famous by the movie "Jaws," -- are not unusual off the coast of Massachusetts, but he said real sightings are relatively rare. He said many people often mistake basking sharks for great whites.
I love this shit. For the last couple years I have been making mental notes where white sharks have been spotted off the coast of Massachusetts. I can safely say that there is a large group of white sharks that come to Massachusetts waters during the summer months.
Why do I think they are here? To feed. The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 saved seals off the coast of Massachusetts from extinction. Grey and harbor seals are thriving. Large adult white sharks main food source are marine mammals. So it makes sense that they are here. But there is just public denial that large numbers are here. Since people are not actively looking for them, every encounter is by accident. These accidents are becoming more and more frequent every summer. Its only a matter of time until someone spots a white shark off a public beach. There is really nothing to fear from these sharks, as long as you know the rules. Stay away from seal colonies. If you are swimming any where remotely close (few miles) from a colony you are in danger. Don't swim during dawn or dusk. Don't surf, nothing looks more like a seal than a wet suit and board. Don't swim alone. Even a full shark will investigate a single swimmer. Don't look like food. This means don't flap around in water. On the surface you don't want to create a lot of noise. Also keep your body in full extension, this will make you look larger and more intimidating. And finally you need to have good luck. Getting attacked by sharks is horrible luck, sometimes you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and there is nothing you can do about it.
And just so I am not crazy this picture is a actually white shark feeding on a seal off Cape Cod.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
A jealous lover flew into a rage and assaulted his girlfriend after she accidentally called him while having sex with another man.
Toni Milton, 38, mistakenly dialled Neil O'Brien's number on her mobile phone while she was making love to her ex-boyfriend, a court heard.
O'Brien, 41, said the sound of his girlfriend sleeping with another man caused him to flip out. He drove to her house and stamped on her face so hard he left a shoeprint, Leicester crown court heard.
So a cheating girl friend calls her boyfriend in the middle of sex. Guy (obviously) gets enraged, goes over and kicks her in the face. I see nothing wrong in this. Yes, you can't hit or kick girls. I know that. But she had it coming. Talk about a dumb ass. Specially since this guy has a history of violence.
This best part is the quote from the judge. Judge William Everard told him: "Any court would understand why you were angry.
Talk about a slap to the teeth for Laker's fans, the parking lot adjacent to the Staples Center is called Shamrock Parking. Thats what I call a good luck charm for the Celtics.
Guest arriving at the 2008 meeting. The first two pictures are the typically responses from members getting their pictures taking.
Some guest like Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, prefer not to acknowledge the photographers at all.
See more pictures.
The 2008 meeting topics are suppose to include: The Conference will deal mainly with a nuclear free world, cyber terrorism, Africa, Russia, finance, protectionism, US-EU relations, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Islam and Iran. Approximately 140 participants will attend, of whom about two-thirds come from Europe and the balance from North America. About one-third is from government and politics, and two-thirds are from finance, industry, labor, education and communications. Source
Here is the list of attendees:
BEL Davignon, Etienne Vice Chairman, Suez-Tractebel
DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
CAN Adams, John Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada
USA Ajami, Fouad Director, Middle East Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
USA Alexander, Keith B. Director, National Security Agency
INT Almunia, Joaqui'n Commissioner, European Commission
GRC Alogoskoufis, George Minister of Economy and Finance
USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.
TUR Babacan, Ali Minister of Foreign Affairs
NLD Balkenende, Jan Peter Prime Minister
PRT BalsemÃ£o, Francisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister
FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
ITA BernabÃ©, Franco CEO, Telecom Italia Spa
USA Bernanke, Ben S. Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
SWE Bildt, Carl Minister of Foreign Affairs
FIN BlÃ¥field, Antti Senior Editorial Writer, Helsingin Sanomat
DNK Bosse, Stine CEO, TrygVesta
CAN Brodie, Ian Chief of Staff, Prime Minister's Office
AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher and Editor, Der Standard
FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA
ESP CebriÃ¡n, Juan Luis CEO, PRISA
CAN Clark, Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group
GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament
NOR Clemet, Kristin Managing Director, Civita
USA Collins, Timothy C. Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
FRA Collomb, Bertrand Honorary Chairman, Lafarge
PRT Costa, AntÃ³nio Mayor of Lisbon
USA Crocker, Chester A. James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies
USA Daschle, Thomas A. Former US Senator and Senate Majority Leader
CAN Desmarais, Jr., Paul Chairman and co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada
GRC Diamantopoulou, Anna Member of Parliament
USA Donilon, Thomas E. Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
ITA Draghi, Mario Governor, Banca d'Italia
AUT Ederer, Brigitte CEO, Siemens AG Ã–sterreich
CAN Edwards, N. Murray Vice Chairman, Candian Natural Resources Limited
DNK Eldrup, Anders President, DONG A/S
ITA Elkann, John Vice Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
USA Farah, Martha J. Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience;
Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
USA Feldstein, Martin S. President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research
DEU Fischer, Joschka Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA Ford, Jr., Harold E. Vice Chairman, Merill Lynch & Co., Inc.
CHE Forstmoser, Peter Professor for Civil, Corporation and Capital Markets Law, University of ZÃ¼rich
IRL Gallagher, Paul Attorney General
USA Geithner, Timothy F. President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
USA Gigot, Paul Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal
IRL Gleeson, Dermot Chairman, AIB Group
NLD Goddijn, Harold CEO, TomTom
TUR GÃ¶gÃ¼s, Zeynep Journalist; Founder, EurActiv.com.tr
USA Graham, Donald E. Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
USA Holbrooke, Richard C. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
FIN Honkapohja, Seppo Member of the Board, Bank of Finland
INT Hoop Scheffer, Jaap G. de Secretary General, NATO
USA Hubbard, Allan B. Chairman, E & A Industries, Inc.
BEL Huyghebaert, Jan Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
DEU Ischinger, Wolfgang Former Ambassador to the UK and US
USA Jacobs, Kenneth Deputy Chairman, Head of Lazard U.S., Lazard FrÃ¨res & Co. LLC
USA Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
SWE Johnstone, Tom President and CEO, AB SKF
USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard FrÃ¨res & Co. LLC
FRA Jouyet, Jean-Pierre Minister of European Affairs
GBR Kerr, John Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.
USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
DEU Klaeden, Eckart von Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU
USA Kleinfeld, Klaus President and COO, Alcoa
TUR KoÃ§, Mustafa Chairman, KoÃ§ Holding A.S.
FRA Kodmani, Bassma Director, Arab Reform Initiative
USA Kravis, Henry R. Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA Kravis, Marie-JosÃ©e Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
INT Kroes, Neelie Commissioner, European Commission
POL Kwasniewski, Aleksander Former President
AUT Leitner, Wolfgang CEO, Andritz AG
ESP LeÃ³n Gross, Bernardino Secretary General, Office of the Prime Minister
INT Mandelson, Peter Commissioner, European Commission
FRA Margerie, Christophe de CEO, Total
CAN Martin, Roger Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
HUN Martonyi, JÃ¡nos Professor of International Trade Law; Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
INT McCreevy, Charlie Commissioner, European Commission
USA McDonough, William J. Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
CAN McKenna, Frank Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group
GBR McKillop, Tom Chairman, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations
ITA Monti, Mario President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
USA Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
NOR Myklebust, Egil Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA
DEU Nass, Matthias Deputy Editor, Die Zeit
NLD Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the
FRA Ockrent, Christine CEO, French television and radio world service
FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc
SWE Olofsson, Maud Minister of Enterprise and Energy; Deputy Prime Minister
NLD Orange, H.R.H. the Prince of
GBR Osborne, George Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
TUR Ã–ztrak, Faik Member of Parliament
ITA Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso Former Minister of Finance; President of Notre Europe
GRC Papahelas, Alexis Journalist, Kathimerini
GRC Papalexopoulos, Dimitris CEO, Titan Cement Co. S.A.
USA Paulson, Jr., Henry M. Secretary of the Treasury
USA Pearl, Frank H. Chairman and CEO, Perseus, LLC
USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
FRA PÃ©rol, FranÃ§ois Deputy General Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs
DEU Perthes, Volker Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
BEL Philippe, H.R.H. Prince
CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. President and CEO, Torstar Corporation
CAN Reisman, Heather M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
USA Rice, Condoleezza Secretary of State
PRT Rio, Rui Mayor of Porto
USA Rockefeller, David Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
ESP Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias Executive Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander
USA Rose, Charlie Producer, Rose Communications
DNK Rose, Flemming Editor, Jyllands Posten
USA Ross, Dennis B. Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
USA Rubin, Barnett R. Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University
TUR Åžahenk, Ferit Chairman, DoÄŸuÅŸ Holding A.Åž.
USA Sanford, Mark Governor of South Carolina
USA Schmidt, Eric Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Google
AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
DNK Schur, Fritz H. Fritz Schur Gruppen
CZE Schwarzenberg, Karel Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA Sebelius, Kathleen Governor of Kansas
USA Shultz, George P. Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
ESP Spain, H.M. the Queen of
CHE Spillmann, Markus Editor-in-Chief and Head Managing Board, Neue ZÃ¼rcher Zeitung AG
USA Summers, Lawrence H. Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University
GBR Taylor, J. Martin Chairman, Syngenta International AG
USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC
NLD Timmermans, Frans Minister of European Affairs
RUS Trenin, Dmitri V. Deputy Director and Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center
INT Trichet, Jean-Claude President, European Central Bank
USA Vakil, Sanam Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
FRA Valls, Manuel Member of Parliament
GRC Varvitsiotis, Thomas Co-Founder and President, V + O Communication
CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG
FIN VÃ¤yrynen, Raimo Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
FRA VÃ©drine, Hubert Hubert VÃ©drine Conseil NOR Vollebaek, Knut High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB USA Weber, J. Vin CEO, Clark & Weinstock USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC USA Wolfowitz, Paul Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research INT Zoellick, Robert B. President, The World Bank Group Rapporteurs GBR Bredow, Vendeline von Business Correspondent, The Economist GBR Wooldridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist
AUT Austria HUN Hungary BEL Belgium INT International CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland CAN Canada ITA Italy CZE Czech Republic NOR Norway DEU Germany NLD Netherlands DNK Denmark PRT Portugal ESP Spain POL Poland FRA France RUS Russia FIN Finland SWE Sweden GBR Great Britain TUR Turkey GRC Greece USA United States of America
Now with this many world leaders and CEOs wouldn't someone want to know what they are doing? Apparently not. Most of the world's population is just sheep to these men and women.
Found this on CNN. Being a manager myself I deal with a lot of silly excuses on why people are late or just don't show up. I find this list to be quite humorous.
1. While rowing across the river to work, I got lost in the fog.
2. Someone stole all my daffodils.
3. I had to go audition for American Idol.
4. My ex-husband stole my car so I couldn't drive to work.
5. My route to work was shut down by a Presidential motorcade.
6. I have transient amnesia and couldn't remember my job.
7. I was indicted for securities fraud this morning.
8. The line was too long at Starbucks.
9. I was trying to get my gun back from the police.
10. I didn't have money for gas because all of the pawn shops were closed.
Number 5 Presidential motorcade has actually happened to me. Didn't make me late for work, but I have been stuck because of them. Actually a few times, when John Kerry was running for President. He lives right down the road.
Number 1, getting lost in the fog. That should just be a reason to get a new job.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Yes I am a urban fisherman, and I fish in the Charles River. This must be shocking to most people, because when I fish in the Charles River I get nonstop bombardment of ridiculous questions.
The most commonly asked question is did I catch anything? This is a simple one that I don't mind answering. Most fisherman will talk openly about their 'luck', since I usually catch a lot of fish this one is easy.
Second most commonly asked question: What kind of fish are you catching. Another softball question. I mostly answer bass, and that seems to stump most people. Since the Charles River is a river and most Bostonians actually think it is salt water. And they have no idea that bass can live outside of lakes and rivers.
Next up, Are there any fish in there? This is when I start getting mad. This is a major fucking watershed of course there is fish in there. I am not standing here with a pole in my hand for nothing. Usually when I ask this I will point to a fish swimming by and ask if that looks like a fish.
And lastly, the question that sends steam out of my ears: Do you keep the fish? This drives me bonkers. I am wearing $200 sunglasses, $60 flip flops, and cut off from Abercombie and Fitch does it look need to resort back to hunter and gathering time? If I want fish I will go down to Whole Foods and buy some organically raised fish that grew up in a bubble. I would not be eating some fish that has more chemicals in it than Amy Winehouse. I'm sure the old Asian men that fish in that rive do eat the fish, but I am not a old Asian man fishing with a bamboo pole.
And one last thing this picture of the shark and boobs makes me giggle.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — A group of European scuba divers swept away in strong currents scrambled onto a remote Indonesian island only to face another threat: a Komodo dragon.
A port official said Sunday the divers from Britain, France and Sweden were able to scare off the giant lizard by pelting it with rocks and pieces of wood.
He said Komodo dragons often come out when they smell something new, including humans, whom they've been known to kill.
The five divers were swept away by treacherous currents after plunging into the water from their wooden boat on Thursday afternoon. They hit shore 12 hours later, after drifting 20 miles in shark-infested waters.
The divers spent one night on Rinca island before they were rescued.
Talk about a pisser. I always thought one of the scariest movies I had ever seen was Open Water. The movie where a couple gets left out in the middle of the ocean during a diving expedition. They ended up fighting off sharks until they succumbed. This is just like that movie, but with a added twist, Komodo Dragons.
Imagine how bad that would suck, finally you get to land and a dragon comes out of the forest and tries to eat you. I guess it could have been worse, the sharks could have had laser beams attached to their heads.