Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Luminous Cate...From Paris


Speaking of Sherwood Forest,splendid sublime Cate Blanchette is staring in Ridley Scott's latest gritty- cool movie "Robinhood." Cate and Russell Crow. Lace and leather beautifully blended, under the nimble deft direction of Ridley Scott. How does one spell Oscar? In my opinion, there is only one spelling: C-A-T-E.

Britain's greatest myths and legends

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Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood: British folklore heroes and attractions

St Cuthbert

The patron saint of Northumbria, St Cuthbert was a 7th century monk and bishop known for his piety, charm and generosity to the poor. He also earnt fame for his gifts of healing. His missionary work took him the length and breadth of Scotland, and he is said to have founded St Cuthbert's church in Edinburgh. He then settled on the Farne Islands, south of Lindisfarne (pictured), where he instituted special laws to protect the local birdlife.

Robin Hood: British folklore heroes and attractions

King Arthur

A mythical ruler who led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the sixth century, Athurian legend focuses on a number of locations, particularly in the South West of England. Tintagel Castle, found on a weatherbeaten Cornish peninsula, was – according to the fanciful histories of Geoffrey of Monmouth – his birthplace, while "Merlin's cave" is nearby.

Man, we know a lot of that 16%

IRS Releases 2009 Annual Report to Congress

The IRS Oversight Board today released its 2009 Annual Report to Congress:

The report evaluates the IRS’ performance during fiscal year 2009, describes the strategic challenges facing tax administration, and provides a series of “scorecards” that measure the IRS’ performance during FY2009.

Cheat

This could be a bright idea

lighting

The Light Bulb That Could Help to Save the World

There plenty of fluorescent low-power lights out there, but their light depresses me. Unlike the EnduraLED, a LED-based bulb that produces the same light of a 60W incandescent light bulb but only takes 12 watts. The savings could be amazing.

This what libs do. Run other’s lives, derail their dreams.

Michael Evans

Parents in Illinois are outraged over a move by a local high school to scrap its girls basketball team's trip to Arizona over the Grand Canyon State's new immigration law.

O’s Budget. I won’t forget what Bush did, but it has been dwarfed.


BUDGET BLOWOUT: DEFICIT 4X HIGHER IN YEAR

Wish him well

Vice President Biden Remains in Philadelphia Hospital Alongside Son Beau

Vice President Joe Biden's office says that he is alongside his son Beau at a Philadelphia hospital this morning following Beau's apparent minor stroke Tuesday. The vice president's office says Beau is alert and has full motor and speech skills.

Kagan on Free Speech


KAGAN ARGUED FOR GOV'T 'REDISTRIBUTION OF SPEECH'

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said the high court should be focused on ferreting out improper governmental motives when deciding First Amendment cases, arguing that the government’s reasons for restricting free speech were what mattered most and not necessarily the effect of those restrictions on speech.
Kagan, the solicitor general of the United States under President Obama, expressed that idea in her 1996 article in the University of Chicago Law Review entitled, “Private Speech, Public Purpose: The Role of Governmental Motive in First Amendment Doctrine.”

Grey Whales


Scientists stunned as grey whale sighted off Israel...

This will be fun


OBAMA WON'T GOLF WITH LIMBAUGH: 'HE CAN PLAY WITH HIMSELF'...

Top 4 Westerns

Once Upon a Time In The West

Unforgiven

High Noon

Shane

Wow. You never know.

#infrastructure

Giant Canadian Sinkhole Swallows Road, Home

This road outside of Montreal now sits at the bottom of a giant sinkhole along with part of a house. The man who drove his truck into the hole is alive, but the family that lived in the house is missing

A New Mystery

#planetarymysteries

Jupiter Loses A Stripe

Jupiter has lost one of its prominent stripes, leaving its southern half looking unusually blank.

This is not photoshopped

#imagecache

A Simple Photo of a Plane Taking Off...From Head On

How do you possibly snag this shot (without dying in a spectacular fashion)? A bold pilot, an even bolder helicopter pilot, and a Canon 20D with 70–200mm lens. Read the whole tale here:

http://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/Sightings-Head-On.html

Techie Gift

#geekschoolprojects

Mobile Logger: Everybody With an iPhone and a Bike Should Get This App

The idea behind Mobile Logger is simple: Logging and analyzing trip data—particularly from bikes—via open source iPhone app that collects a ton of data, from route and noise level, to speed and altitude, aggregating it for cool visualizations.

A little humor

COMING NEXT: Drunks Against Alcoholism. And the Tiger Woods Sex Addiction Foundation.

UPDATE: Obama Calls On Spain To Rein In Government Debt.

I know our readers on the east coast are appalled at conceal and carry laws. Here is a reason why the rest of the country like them. With over 10 years of conceal and carry not one person with a license has been involved in a illegal use of the firearm. That is about 5 Million people.

CIVIL RIGHTS PROGRESS: Restaurant Carry bill passes in Tennessee, goes to Bredesen for signature.

Plus, licensed carry now allowed at Colorado community colleges.

Another Obama Victim

W.Va. congressman’s 28-year run ends

Democrat Alan Mollohan became the first member of the U.S. House to be ousted this spring primary season after his opponent mounted a campaign that questioned his support for federal health care reform.

There is a common thread in these headlines.

US Exposure to EU Bailout: $50 Billion and Counting...

NY Gov. Approves Staff Raises After Forced Furloughs for 100,000...

Gold hits all-time high...

Welfare system 'could cause Israel to collapse'...