Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
The laundry list of amenities is daunting: a central park the length of a football field with 12,000 plants and trees; a boardwalk with two rock-climbing walls; an aqua theater with dive performances; two FlowRiders for surfing; a full-service spa and a main theater where the Broadway musical Hairspray will be shown four times a week. As an avid runner and sports enthusiast, Goldstein's favorites include the 600-plus meter jogging track on deck 3 and the zipline across the boardwalk. FULL ARTICLE
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 did not break international law, top UN judges have ruled in a non-binding decision.
The International Court of Justice rejected Serbian claims that the move had violated its territorial integrity.
Kosovo officials said all doubt about its status had now been removed, but Serbia's president insisted Belgrade would never recognise the secession.
The US and many EU countries support independence; Russia is opposed. FULL STORY
My grandfather paid his dues for that nickname. That was my grandfather's life.
He should have asked for permission. A standup, respectable guy would come and ask 'If I could use the nickname. I think he's a great artist, but you can't just start calling yourself that to sell records ...He wants to go for that whole image, but hey, be yourself.
Agnello also took a quick shot at Ricky.
Only in America can you go from being a corrections officer to calling yourself Teflon Don.
- Carmine Agnello
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Colton Harris-Moore’s life on the lam ended with a scene befitting the audacious crime tear that preceded it.
“They’re going to kill me,” he told the security director of a Bahamian resort and marina before he was nabbed, according to a statement the resort released to CNN.
For more than two years, North America’s most infamous teen fugitive evaded police in the United States and Canada, leaving behind a trail of stolen cars, powerboats and small airplanes – and tens of thousands of online fans rooting for the “Barefoot Bandit” to stay one shoeless step ahead of the law.
But in the wee hours of Sunday morning, authorities finally caught up with Mr. Harris-Moore when the boat he helmed ran aground in shallow waters at the Romora Bay Resort and Marina near Harbour Island, Bahamas. FULL STORY
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Good Luck in the future with all your failures.
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Artist: The Notorious B.I.G.
Album: Ready to Die
Song: "One More Chance (Remix)"
First things first, I poppa, freaks all the honeys
Dummies - playboy bunnies, those wantin' money
Those the ones I like 'cause they don't get nathan'
But penetration, unless it smells like sanitation
Garbage, I turn like doorknobs
Heart throb, never, black and ugly as ever
However, I stay coochied down to the socks
Rings and watch filled with rocks
As a general rule, I perform deviant sexual acts with women of all kinds,
including but not limited to those with limited intellect, nude magazine
models, and whores. I particularly enjoy sexual encounters with the latter
group as they are generally disappointed in the fact that they only receive
penile intercourse and nothing more, unless of course, they douche on a
consistent basis. Although I am extremely unattractive, I am able to engage
in these types of sexual acts with some regularity. Perhaps my sexuality is
somehow related to my fancy and expensive jewelery.
And my jam knock in the Mitsubishi
Girls pee pee when they see me, Nava-hoes creep me in they tee pee
As I lay down laws like I lay carpet
Stop it - if you think your gonna make a profit
I enjoy playing my music loudly on my car stereo. Apparently, women enjoy
this also because they become sexually aroused when they see me driving.
Oddly enough, when I visit the Native American reservations, some of the
more sexually promiscuous Indian women attempt to seduce me in their homes.
Their intent is to divest me of my earnings. Such actions are unacceptable.
Don't see my ones, don't see my guns - get it
Now tell ya friends Poppa hit it then split it
In two as I flow with the Junior Mafia
I don't know what the hell's stoppin' ya
I'm clockin' ya - Versace shades watchin' ya
Once ya grin, I'm in game, begin
Understand this fact: you can have neither my money, nor my weapons. I
suggest that you inform your peers that we engaged in violent sexual acts.
Currently, I am rapping with my associates, the Junior Mafia. I'm having
some difficulty understanding why you refuse to approach me. I am attempting
to make eye contact with you through my expensives glasses, and as soon as
you respond with a smile, I will approach you.
First I talk about how I dress and this
And diamond necklesses - stretch Lexuses
The sex is just immaculate from the back I get
Deeper and deeper - help ya reach the
Climax that your man can't make
Call and tell him you'll be home real late
Let's sing the break
I prefer to open the conversation with light banter about my wardrobe and
jewelery, then I like to discuss my collection of expensive cars. This is
more than enough to convince you to have sexual intercourse with me. I am
able to insert my penis further into you when I enter you from behind.
Furthermore, you will be able to reach orgasm. I understand this to be a
problem with your current sexual partner. He needn't be concerned about your
whereabouts. Please phone him and inform him that you won't be home for a
while. By the way, please sing the chorus of the song for me also.
She's sick of that song on how it's so long
Thought he worked his until I handled my biz
There I is - major pain like Damon Wayans
Low down dirty even like his brother Keenan
Schemin' - don't bring your girl 'round me
True player for real, ask Puff Daddy
Your current love interest no longer wishes to hear your fabrications about
the length of your member. After I had sexual intercourse with your woman,
she became enlightened as to the proper way it is supposed to be performed;
violently and immorally. It would be in your best interest to keep your
woman away from me as my sexual prowess is very strong. If you are
unconvinced, ask Puff Daddy.
You - ringin' bells with bags from Chanel
Baby Benz, traded in your Hyundai Excel
Fully equipped, CD changer with the cell
She beeped me, meet me at twelve
Despite the fact that you attempted to win her at her doorstep with bags
full of expensive clothes and a car (the lower end model Mercedes Benz which
you financed by signing over your current vehicle) containing an expensive
stereo and a cellular phone, your woman has contacted me through my pager
indicating that we should rendezvous at midnight.
Where you at? Flippin' jobs, playin' car notes?
While I'm swimmin' in ya women like the breast stroke
Right stroke, left stroke what's the best stroke
Death stroke - tongue all down her throat
Nuthin' left to do but send her home to you
I'm through - can ya sing the song for me, boo?
You, on the other hand, jump from job to job, barely able to maintain
payments on the Mercedes Benz you purchased for your woman. Meanwhile, I
continue to engage in sexual intercourse and commit lewd osculatory acts
with your women. My only remaining option is to request that they leave my
home and return to you because I have reached orgasm and no longer have a
need for their presence.
So, what's it gonna be? Him or me?
We can cruise the world with pearls
Gator boots for girls
The envy of all women, crushed linen
Cartier wrist-wear with diamonds in 'em
The finest women I love with a passion
Ya man's a wimp, I give that ass a good thrashin'
The ultimate decision rests with you. Whom do you choose as your sexual
partner. I can take you on cruises around the world. I will dress you in the
finest jewelery and footwear. You will be envied by women worldwide in your
fine clothes and jewelery. There is a special place in my heart for
beautiful women. I will defeat your man in an altercation because he is
High fashion - flyin' into all states
Sexin' me while your man masturbates
Isn't this great? Your flight leaves at eight
Her flight lands at nine, my game just rewinds
Lyrically I'm supposed to represent
I'm not only the client, I'm the player president
You will be dressed in finest clothes on the runways of Paris. I will fly
you to every state to shop for fine clothes and jewelery. You will enjoy
sexual intercourse with me and your man will be forced to pleasure himself
through manual stimulation. What a life! I'll return you to LaGuardia in
time to catch your 8 o'clock flight. The timing is perfect becuase I have
scheduled a date with a second woman who arrives at the same gate at 9
o'clock. I'll seduce her in the same way that I seduced you. I rap well and
I am a positive reflection of my hometown. Not only am I a sexually deviant,
misogynistic, immoral, wealthy, male prostitute, but I also sit on the board
of directors of the organization that governs others of my kind.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
"There were several times when he made it so hard for us to deal with him. He complains and whines about the things he has to do . He even said he would not go to Alexandra township because it was dangerous," said an insider who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity.
"This all comes from a guy who was born in Mogadishu. He even says things like he wishes he were back overseas then he wouldn't have to do all these visits to townships." FULL STORY
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Bosnia's last census was in 1991, a year before it seceded from the former Yugoslavia. At the time, its population of 4.4 million consisted of 43 percent Muslim Bosniaks, 31 percent Eastern Orthodox Serbs and 17 percent Catholic Croats, many of them living in a patchwork of mixed communities. But then came the spring of 1992 and a war that would leave 2.2 million uprooted and at least 100,000 dead by the time it ended three years later. FULL STORY
Saturday, July 10, 2010
this is an (hilarious) older story marko reminded me of yesterday in which a turk was forced to stay in the bathroom during the entire flight hahaha!!! read about it here
Fifa walks away with £2 billion in tax-free profit, while South Africa's bill stands at £6.8 billion
One of the problems with having 17,000 journalists at World Cup 2010 is that we end up interviewing each other about the deeper meaning of the story we’re covering.
In the run-up to the event, foreign hacks expected locals such as yours truly to calibrate the extent of the looming fiasco. This week it’s more like: “Please comment on South Africa’s World Cup triumph, which surely heralds a turning point in your troubled history and a new beginning for all of Africa.’’
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, has picked up this theme, declaring that the World Cup has given South Africa a “priceless” opportunity to show that it can, in extremis, meet construction deadlines, control crime and otherwise stage world-class events in darkest Africa. Boris is generally right, but let’s interrogate the meaning of ''priceless’’ before we succumb to delirium.
For a start, how many tourists actually showed up? Fifa initially dazzled us with promises of 483,000 visitors. Last week, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan claimed we were likely to hit that target, a spot of wishful thinking topped only by newspaper headlines announcing that the number of tourists arriving here “during the World Cup period” had “topped the one million mark.” In truth, border control stats show 201,856 additional arrivals in the month of June (ie 201,856 more than during the same period last year).
Another 30,000 may have come for the semis or be on their way for the final, but we’ll still wind up with well under half the tourists anticipated. If we pull, say, 230,000 visitors in total, their cumulative spending will add up to about £450 million– a third of original predictions.
Against this backdrop, it’s hard not to laugh about claims to the effect that World Cup benefits will “more or less” equal expenditure. When hosting the cup was first mooted, we were told it could cost about £1 billion. Earlier this year, local newspapers reported that costs had risen to £3.1 billion. This was considered shocking, until the ruling African National Congress sent out a press release placing the real tally at £6.8 billion – more than twice as high.
A fraction of the rise was attributable to surging steel and cement prices, but that can’t even begin to account for the ominous pattern we see here. In 2006, we committed £730 million to building the stadiums. By the time the work was done, costs had doubled (according to the finance ministry) or even trebled (according to the ruling party). Why? The government isn’t saying, but don’t be surprised if a sizeable chunk of this frenzied overspending eventually turns up in Swiss bank accounts.
In the end, the only clear winner is Fifa. The sharpies from Geneva convinced our leaders to carry all the risk and lay out all the capital – a grand total, when all is said and done, in the probable region of £10 billion, according to the Swiss accountancy firm UBS.
South Africa winds up with 10 new stadiums, some smart new infrastructure and £450 million in tourist cash. Fifa walks off with about £2 billion in tax-free profits [from sponsorship and broadcast and licensing deals] – 50 per cent more than it made at the last World Cup in Germany.
The politicians who negotiated this deal clearly gave the farm away. Now they’re laying down a smokescreen, hoping we don’t notice how thoroughly we’ve been diddled. But they needn’t bother, because your average South African doesn’t really care. The fantasy of success is seductive, the outside world’s admiration likewise. We’ve had 24 present and former heads of state here in recent weeks. The celebrity density was so high that even Paris Hilton might have gone unnoticed if she and a friend hadn’t been caught with a marijuana joint outside a post-match party.
These things are a big deal in a small country. The reality to which we return next week is almost unbearable – poverty, mass unemployment, foundering services and a state of near-panic among foreign Africans, who have reportedly been warned they’ll be butchered by desperate locals – they claim the immigrants have taken their jobs – once the last tourist leaves.
The billions squandered on the cup wouldn’t have solved these problems, but it would have made a dent. If we had known at the outset how much it would cost, would we have gone ahead? The answer isn’t as easy as I once imagined. I initially saw the tournament as an obscene waste, but then I found myself caught up in the primordial business of waving flags, stirring national anthems, and watching our beautiful stadiums glowing like jewels in the African darkness on my television. Boris Johnson is right; such things are almost invaluable. I would just have done it differently.
Last month, British journalists asked our tourism minister, Martinus van Schalkwyk, what he’d learned from his dealings with Fifa. “Read the small print,” he quipped. That would have been a good place to start.
Friday, July 9, 2010
so im playing FIFA and i wanna mix it up a little so i do the world cup qualifying through the oceania confederation and i pick the shittiest team i can find - FIJI
anyway im playin a few games and i see this dude Krishna is fast as hell and is basically outpacing muthafuckers, scoring goals...this is a cheap $2.99 iphone game so im thinking clearly EA sports made a mistake making some random Fijian fucker this fast, however a lot of the Serbian players were very accurate (zigic sucks, kuzmanovic gets red cards) so i decide to check it out...Roy Krishna turns out has drawn interest from PSV, Leeds and Newcastle and actually is fast as hell in real life too, you can read more about him here
if anyone knows anyone at zvezda tell them to sign this kid! we need a Fijian!
ps - if you're wondering i made the world cup with Fiji but couldnt advance past the group stage, losing to Spain and drawing Colombia and Bosnia :(
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Dear Cleveland, All Of Northeast Ohio and Cleveland Cavaliers Supporters Wherever You May Be Tonight;
As you now know, our former hero, who grew up in the very region that he deserted this evening, is no longer a Cleveland Cavalier.
This was announced with a several day, narcissistic, self-promotional build-up culminating with a national TV special of his "decision" unlike anything ever "witnessed" in the history of sports and probably the history of entertainment.
Clearly, this is bitterly disappointing to all of us.
The good news is that the ownership team and the rest of the hard-working, loyal, and driven staff over here at your hometown Cavaliers have not betrayed you nor NEVER will betray you.
There is so much more to tell you about the events of the recent past and our more than exciting future. Over the next several days and weeks, we will be communicating much of that to you.
You simply don't deserve this kind of cowardly betrayal.
You have given so much and deserve so much more.
In the meantime, I want to make one statement to you tonight:
"I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER ‘KING’ WINS ONE"
You can take it to the bank.
If you thought we were motivated before tonight to bring the hardware to Cleveland, I can tell you that this shameful display of selfishness and betrayal by one of our very own has shifted our "motivation" to previously unknown and previously never experienced levels.
Some people think they should go to heaven but NOT have to die to get there.
Sorry, but that's simply not how it works.
This shocking act of disloyalty from our home grown "chosen one" sends the exact opposite lesson of what we would want our children to learn. And "who" we would want them to grow-up to become.
But the good news is that this heartless and callous action can only serve as the antidote to the so-called "curse" on Cleveland, Ohio.
The self-declared former "King" will be taking the "curse" with him down south. And until he does "right" by Cleveland and Ohio, James (and the town where he plays) will unfortunately own this dreaded spell and bad karma.
Sleep well, Cleveland.
Tomorrow is a new and much brighter day....
I PROMISE you that our energy, focus, capital, knowledge and experience will be directed at one thing and one thing only:
DELIVERING YOU the championship you have long deserved and is long overdue....
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
In addition to Algeria and England, the Serbian, North Korean, Australian and Swiss teams were deemed to have fallen from the ugly tree and then beaten repeatedly with the ugly hammer. The best-looking teams were said to be Brazil, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain and the U.S..
The website's (fabulously good looking?) managing director Greg Hodge gave his analysis to The Telegraph:
"Collectively, the worst looking team is Algeria. The term 'trophy head' could have been coined for most of their team.
"England follows close behind, with the most unattractive player on the planet, Wayne Rooney. The England team do have very beautiful wives and girlfriends, but this is surely due to their bank accounts which certainly makes them a lot more attractive."
not sure what type of homos actually vote on this but if Messi who was clearly separated at birth from Frodo is considered one of the best looking, along with the entire greasy Smurf-looking Italian team this bullshit site is clearly flawed...they're athletes, not male models WHO CARES what they look like?! they should rank models next on how far they can kick a ball without injuring themselves
NASSAU, Bahamas - A teenage thief who police say has brazenly made his way across the U.S. has apparently graduated to international fugitive, crash-landing a stolen plane and disappearing into the small sun-soaked Abaco islands of the Bahamas.
Authorities are now hunting for Colton Harris-Moore — dubbed the "barefoot burglar" for committing some crimes while shoeless — on an island hosting hundreds of tourists for an annual sailing regatta that could help the lanky, blue-eyed teen pull off another escape.
"He's not in custody as yet. We're following some leads and we're working with the Abaco community to try and find him. Hopefully we should find him," Assistant Police Commissioner Glenn Miller said Tuesday.
The 19-year-old convict has been playing a cat-and-mouse game with authorities for more than two years, starting in Washington state with small-time burglaries and escalating with the possible theft of airplanes, boats and luxury vehicles.
His burglaries were largely concentrated in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest until recently, when small towns in the Midwest began noticing bizarre break-ins at airports and other locations.
Court documents say a family in Yankton, South Dakota, returned from a vacation in June to find a nude man in their home who cops believe was Harris-Moore. He pointed a laser beam at the homeowner's eyes and vanished.
From there, he is suspected of stealing several cars to travel from Nebraska to Iowa and then Illinois. He was later reported in an Indiana town where a 2009 Cessna 400 was stolen from a locked airport hangar, said Bruce Payton, airport director of the Monroe County Airport.
Payton said the plane was reported missing Sunday when the owner of the plane received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard that the plane's emergency locator transmitter was sending out a signal off the coast of the Bahamas.
On Great Abaco Island, a sparsely populated northern Bahamian island known for fishing and sailing, police handed out wanted posters appealing for information about Harris-Moore following the crash-landing in shallow waters there.
Island police launched a fruitless search for him Monday night in wooded areas around Sandy Point, near the mangrove wetlands at the island's southern tip where the plane landed.
A statement on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Nassau said Harris-Moore may have recent injuries and urged anyone who sees him to contact the nearest Bahamas police station. It said the FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
A U.S. Embassy spokesman, Jeff Dubel, said an extensive manhunt had been under way since the weekend.
"We have a lot of faith in the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and they are chasing all active leads," Dubel said.
The Cessna in question has a range of more than 1,400 miles (2,300 kilometres) with a full tank of gas — enough to make the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilomter) trip from Indiana.
FBI Special Agent Steven Dean in Seattle said a warrant for Harris-Moore was issued for the theft of a different airplane from Bonners Ferry, Idaho, on Sept. 29, 2009.
Harris-Moore grew up in the woods of Camano in Puget Sound about 30 miles (50 kilometres) north of Seattle.
His mother has said he displayed a love of thieving at a young age.
His first conviction — for possession of stolen property — came at age 12. Within a few months of turning 13, he had three more. Each brought a 10-day stint in detention or community service.
In 2007, he was sentenced to nearly four years in juvenile detention after being caught in an unoccupied home when a neighbour noticed the lights on. But he did well enough at the detention centre that he was transferred to a halfway house, where he sneaked out of an open window more than two years ago.
He has since been linked to dozens of burglaries, including several airplane thefts. During the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a plane that may have been stolen by Harris-Moore skirted a flight zone set up for the event. It never entered restricted airspace during its erratic journey, helping the pilot evade authorities.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
The New York Knicks finally got a return on their two years of self-induced misery on Monday, finishing up the final touches on a five-year contract for Phoenix Suns free agent forward Amar'e Stoudemire that is expected to be worth around $100 million. A source indicates a formal announcement from Stoudemire should be forthcoming within the hour at Madison Square Garden. NBA.com