Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meow...From Paris

While breezing through a style blog (Fashionizing) I noticed something. Kitten heels. Kitten heels are a beautiful reflection of the 60's. I really like them. Very Audrey Hepburn. Very Grace Kelly. I love neutrals too.

The lower photo is a fashion 'do' (Stella McCartney). The top photo? Please Prada. Need I say it? A big fat fashion victim DON'T.

10 great traffic jams



Click here to read Student-Built Electric Car Surpasses 300 MPH

Student-Built Electric Car Surpasses 300 MPH

The Venturi Buckeye Bullet, an all-electric landspeed racer built by students at Ohio State University, set a new record of 307.66 MPH in the mile this afternoon at the Bonneville Salt Flats — and they're trying again

O will comment in two to three days

'Beat Whitey Night': Iowa racial attacks at state fair...

Sgt. David Murillo stated in a report on Friday night, "On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it 'beat whitey night.' "
Jammie Carroll, 36, of Polk City, was seriously injured in the 3000 block of East Grand Avenue Friday night after a group of people beat him up, causing severe injuries to his eyes, cheekbones and nose, Murillo wrote. Carroll is white, and many of the suspects are black, police said.

New Morgan Eva GT

The engine will be a BMW straight-six petrol unit delivering 306bhp and good for 170mph, with 0-62mph in about 4.5sec and roughly 40mpg

New Morgan Eva GT in pictures

The Eva GT is based on the bonded aluminium honeycomb chassis of the Aero 8 Supersports and the aluminium panels are super-formed to speed production and allow the dramatic coachwork shapes

Delicious Irony

Hitler 'had Jewish and African roots', DNA tests show

Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish and African roots, DNA tests have shown

Adolf Hitler may have had Jewish and African roots, DNA tests have shown

A chromosome called Haplogroup E1b1b1 which showed up in their samples is rare in Western Europe and is most commonly found in the Berbers of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, as well as among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews.


Homer had it right

Palace of Odysseus found

Odysseus Returns Home

The discovery in Ithaca fuels theories that Homer's poetic hero was real.



Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone ElseBlack People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else
The new study found that African-Americans averaged 1,300 voice minutes a month, far outpacing Hispanics (826 minutes/mo.), Asians and Pacific Islanders (692 m/mo.), and Whites (647 m/mo.).

Black People Call and Text Way More Than Everyone Else
Same story with texting. Blacks sent and received an average of 780 text messages a month; Hispanics 767; Whites 566; and Asians/Pacific Islanders 384 texts a month

At one time 50 to 60 million people watched every night

'CBS Evening News' Ties All-Time Low

By Kevin Allocca on Aug 24, 2010 10:58 AM

Couric_8.24.jpgThe network newscast ratings for last week are in and "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tied its all-time low in total viewers with an average of 4.89 million tuning in during the five days.

The low was set last June, when ABC also hit its own low. (Ratings records date back to the 1991-'92 season.) Last week, NBC averaged 7.42 million total viewers and ABC averaged 6.51 million.

Now China is beating us in traffic jams!

China 60-Mile Traffic Jam -- Could Last Weeks!

Political Cartoon by Mike Lester

Courtesy of Kyle from AskMen.com


ABC: Obama's 'Recovery Summer' Withers

ABC: Obama's 'Recovery Summer' Withers

Rain Drenches Obama's Martha's Vineyard Holiday

Rain Drenches Obama's Martha's Vineyard Holiday

Bloomberg: Ground Zero Mosque OK But Don't Smoke in Central Park

Bloomberg: Ground Zero Mosque OK But Don't Smoke in Central Park

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Plays Hide and Sheik

Ground Zero Mosque Imam Plays Hide and Sheik

15 years ago


Happy 15th Birthday to Windows 95, the Ugly Duckling that Conquered Your Desktop

You'll be forgiven if Windows 95 doesn't summon a burst of nostalgia. It was never pretty, often cantankerous, and, for the most part, our only option. But within two years of its release, 70% of the planet was using it

5,000 units a day of D3

Vitamin D Found to Influence Over 200 Genes, Highlighting Links to Disease

ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2010) — The extent to which vitamin D deficiency may increase susceptibility to a wide range of diseases is dramatically highlighted in newly published research. Scientists have mapped the points at which vitamin D interacts with our DNA -- and identified over two hundred genes that it directly influences.


Congress cost you higher interest rates

Credit Card Interest Rates Much Higher. “The spread on credit card interest–the difference between the interest rate on your charges, and the Treasury benchmark rate–is the highest it’s been in 22 years. The culprit? The CARD Act, which has given banks much less flexibility in the fees they charge. Banks now have to give you 45 days notice before they raise your interest rate, and they need to give you the option of paying off the debt in order to avoid interest rate hikes.”


California AG Jerry Brown Sues 'Tax Lady' Roni Deutch for 'Swindling Thousands of Clients'
Roni Deutch California Attorney General (and Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Jerry Brown has filed a $34 million lawsuit against Roni Deutch, claiming that the self-described "Tax Lady" has swindled thousands of customers with tax problems with the IRS.  From the press release:

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a $34 million lawsuit against television's "Tax Lady Roni Deutch" for orchestrating a "heartless scheme" that swindled thousands of people facing serious and expensive tax collection problems with the IRS. "Tax Lady Roni Deutch is engaged in a heartless scheme that swindled people with tax problems," Brown said. "She promises to significantly reduce their IRS tax debts, but instead preys on their vulnerability, taking large up-front payments but providing little or no help in lowering their tax bills."

How Bad is it?

18 yr old teen kidnapped on US side of border for ransom -- then dumped in Mexico...

How bad is it?

Existing home sales drop 27% in July

15-year low.

Boehner to Obama: Fire your economic team

Political Class. This was not suppose to happen. The Founders wanted a government of the people and by the people (with checks and balances). There was to be no stay in Washington Class (hence building it in a swamp). Now they get elected and become Washingtonians. Out of town, out of state and out of touch. Time to throw them out and get back to the plan.

Many Democrats are fuming over President Obama's lack of political skill, as seen most recently in his bungled intervention in the Ground Zero Mosque debate. One consequence of Obama's mis-step is that an astonishing 85 percent of voters are now following the controversy over the Islamic center, with 58 percent saying they are following the story "very closely."

That's trouble for the Democrats, as the number who oppose construction of the mosque is up to 62 percent. Once again, we see a sharp divide between what Scott Rasmussen calls "mainstream voters"--77 percent oppose the mosque--and Rasmussen's "political class"--68 percent favor it.

Mexico Wins!


Aug. 23: Jimena Navarrete is congratulated by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss Universe.

LAS VEGAS -- A 22-year-old Mexico woman won the Miss Universe pageant Monday night after donning a flowing red gown and telling an audience it's important to teach kids family values.

Guess Who

'Dead Bodies All Over' As Militants Storm Somali Hotel

  • Homicide bomber and gunmen launch attack in Somalia's capital, killing at least 32 people — including lawmakers — as Islamic militants declare 'massive war on invaders.'

Eat Berries!

Many berries could help protect the brain against aging, new research suggests

Eating Berries May Activate the Brain's Natural Housekeeper for Healthy Aging

ScienceDaily (Aug. 24, 2010) — Scientists have reported the first evidence that eating blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help the aging brain stay healthy in a crucial but previously unrecognized way. Their study, presented at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS), concluded that berries, and possibly walnuts, activate the brain's natural "housekeeper" mechanism, which cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline.

Soros groups: just change the name and keep on going

The Hill: Net-neutrality group challenged by ties to MoveOn.Org, ACORN.

OCare update

For Obamacare supporters, judgment day approaches.

Voters simply aren’t buying the Democratic case that health care reform will insure more than 30 million currently uninsured people and save money at the same time. And when they think about their own health care, people worry that reform will mean less, not more, availability of care, and at a higher cost.

Faced with that bad news, the pollsters came up with several recommendations for Democratic candidates. When talking about Obamacare, Democrats should “keep claims small and credible.” They should promise to “improve” the law. They should avoid talking about policy and stick to “personal stories” of people who will benefit from Obamacare. And above all, the pollsters advise, “don’t say the law will reduce costs and deficit.”

It’s a stunning about-face for a party that saw national health care as its signature accomplishment.

'Hindenburg Omen' creator exits stock market...


The Good Life

Obama Vacation Stimulus

La Dolce Vita: Obama dines at 'The Sweet Life' in downtown Oak Bluffs...