One of the Best Live NEWS Bloopers Ever: "Fox News Top Cock Blooper" w/ Jane Skinner and Shep
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
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Moreover, On the Record also asserted that there's a rumor that Obama might drop Biden for one Hillary Clinton.
Gee, I'm no political strategist ... but if I played basketball and I wanted a "slam dunk" I wouldn't worry about being the star and I'd focus on the team and pass the ball to Hillary so she could take it to the house ... (White House = that is)!!! ... yeah, even now ...
BEAVER, PA - AUGUST 29: Democratic U.S. Presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) (2nd-L) speaks as Democratic U.S. Vice-Presidential nominee Joe Biden (D-DE)(2nd-R), his wife Jill Biden (L) and Michelle Obama (R) look on at Irvine Park August 29, 2008 in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Obama is campaigning the day after the Democratic Convention and officially becoming the first African-American nominated as a candidate for U.S. president by a major party.
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 04: Republican U.S presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gives the thumbs up during day four of the Republican National Convention (RNC) at the Xcel Energy Center on September 4, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will accept the GOP nomination for U.S. President Thursday night.
This gazebo where Obama spoke they very next day after "the speech" at the DNC was built for the town of Beaver, PA for for and by the movie Gung Ho starring Pittsburgh's own Michael Keaton. I wonder who he's voting for, BTW?
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Physicists Discover 'Doubly Strange' Particle = (Doubly Important Because It's Like The Building Blocks of Matter)
The discovery of the doubly strange particle brings scientists a step closer to understanding exactly how quarks form matter and to completing the "periodic table of baryons." Baryons (derived from the Greek word "barys," meaning "heavy") are particles that contain three quarks, the basic building blocks of matter. The proton comprises two up quarks and a down quark (u-u-d).
Theorists predicted the mass of the Omega-sub-b baryon to be in the range of 5.9 to 6.1 GeV/c2. The DZero collaboration measured its mass to be 6.165 ± 0.016 GeV/c2. The particle has the same electric charge as an electron and has spin J=1/2.
The Omega-sub-b is the latest and most exotic discovery of a new type of baryon containing a bottom quark at the Tevatron particle collider at Fermilab. Its discovery follows the observation of the Cascade-b-minus baryon (Ξb-), first observed by the DZero experiment in 2007, and two types of Sigma-sub-b baryons (Σb), discovered by the CDF experiment at Fermilab in 2006.
"The observation of the doubly strange b baryon is yet another triumph of the quark model," said DZero cospokesperson Dmitri Denisov, of Fermilab. "Our measurement of its mass, production and decay properties will help to better understand the strong force that binds quarks together."
According to the quark model, invented in 1961 by theorists Murray Gell-Mann and Yuval Ne'eman as well as George Zweig, the four quarks up, down, strange and bottom can be arranged to form 20 different spin-1/2 baryons. Scientists now have observed 13 of these combinations.
"The measurement of the mass of the Omega-sub-b provides a great test of computer calculations using lattice quantum chromodynamics," said Fermilab theorist Andreas Kronfeld. "The discovery of this particle is an example of all the wonderful results pouring out of accelerator laboratories over the past few years."
The Omega-sub-b is a relative of the famous and "even stranger" Omega-minus, which is made of three strange quarks (s-s-s).
"After the discovery of the Omega-minus, people started to accept that quarks really exist," said DZero co-spokesperson Darien Wood, of Northeastern University. "Its discovery, made with a bubble chamber at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1964, is the textbook example of the predictive power of the quark model."
Adapted from materials provided by DOE/Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
For most of the year, the wolves tend to eat deer, as one would expect. During the autumn, however, salmon becomes available and the wolves shift their culinary preferences. According to the authors, "One might expect that wolves would move onto salmon only if their mainstay deer were in short supply. Our data show that this is not the case, salmon availability clearly outperformed deer availability in predicting wolves' use of salmon."
This work gives researchers as much insight into salmon ecology as wolf ecology. Darimont's mentor and co-author Thomas Reimchen, also of the University of Victoria, admits, "Salmon continue to surprise us, showing us new ways in which their oceanic migrations eventually permeate entire terrestrial ecosystems. In terms of providing food and nutrients to a whole food web, we like to think of them as North America's answer to the Serengeti's wildebeest."
The authors explain that the wolves' taste for fishy fare is likely based on safety, nutrition and energetics. Darimont said, "Selecting benign prey such as salmon makes sense from a safety point of view. While hunting deer, wolves commonly incur serious and often fatal injuries. In addition to safety benefits we determined that salmon also provides enhanced nutrition in terms of fat and energy".
The research also warns that this already vestigial predator-prey relationship – one that once spread from California to Alaska – might not be around forever. Darimont cautions, "There are multiple threats to salmon systems, including overexploitation by fisheries and the destruction of spawning habitats, as well as diseases from exotic salmon aquaculture that collectively have led to coast-wide declines of up to 90% over the last century".
Chris T Darimont, Paul C Paquet and Thomas E Reimchen. Spawning salmon disrupt trophic coupling between wolves and ungulate prey in coastal British Columbia. BMC Ecology, (in press)
Adapted from materials provided by BMC Ecology, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - A huge 19 square mile (55 square km) ice shelf in Canada's northern Arctic broke away last month and the remaining shelves have shrunk at a "massive and disturbing" rate, the latest sign of accelerating climate change in the remote region, scientists said on Tuesday.
They said the Markham Ice Shelf, one of just five remaining ice shelves in the Canadian Arctic, split away from Ellesmere Island in early August. They also said two large chunks totaling 47 square miles had broken off the nearby Serson Ice Shelf, reducing it in size by 60 percent.
"The changes ... were massive and disturbing," said Warwick Vincent, director of the Centre for Northern Studies at Laval University in Quebec.
Temperatures in large parts of the Arctic have risen far faster than the global average in recent decades, a development that experts say is linked to global warming.
"These substantial calving events underscore the rapidity of changes taking place in the Arctic," said Derek Mueller, an Arctic ice shelf specialist at Trent University in Ontario.
"These changes are irreversible under the present climate and indicate that the environmental conditions that have kept these ice shelves in balance for thousands of years are no longer present," he said in an e-mailed statement from the research team sent late on Tuesday.
Mueller said the total amount of ice lost from the shelves along Ellesmere Island this summer totaled 83 square miles -- more than three times the area of Manhattan island.
The figure is more than 10 times the amount of ice shelf cover that scientists estimated on July 30 would vanish from around the island this summer.
"Reduced sea ice conditions and unusually high air temperatures have facilitated the ice shelf losses," said Luke Copland of the University of Ottawa.
Best of Artic Colored Roses, John French
Not Only Does This Song (Video) Kick Major Ass - It Also Represents My Politics = "Middle Of The Road"
Not Only Does This Song (Video) Kick Major Ass - It Also Represents My Politics = "Middle Of The Road" = I've Really Dug This Song from the Very First Time I had Heard It.
The Pretenders - Middle of the road.
Best of the Roses, John French
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Subject: RE: "Bossy" _ + Chateau Marmont _ + Hyde _ +2009 Top Hottest of Women of the New Everyday Media
Body: thank you for all your kind thoughts and words.
take care!! xoxox
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From: john _ mystrawhat. com
Date: Sep 2, 2008 12:27 PM
14 hours ago: This picture provided by the campaign of US Republican presidential candidate John McCain shows his running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (L) meeting with First Lady Laura Bush (C) and McCain's wife Cindy in Minneapolis, on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention, on September 2, 2008.
The article below (click on link below to view in full) is guaranteed to make "the right" smile and make "the left" scowl and, then, for people like me who are "middle of the road" .... Well, my seat belt is buckled because this is gonna be a wild ride = (and your brain is gonna squirm like a toad) ...
And, wow, with all the great CNN, FNC, CBS, ABC, NBC, BBC and, of course, internet coverage = wow, what a time ...
Some things to like about Sarah Palin
"Among the reasons is that she is Ronald Reagan with two X chromosomes. "
Wednesday, September 03, 2008By Gabriel Garnica
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
KAPPA DELTA Sister = Lara Spencer of The Insider: Former "Lady Lion" diver = (and that helps explain the Smoking Red HOT body) ...
By KATE BLASCHAKCollegian Sports Writer
Former Lady Lion diver Lara von Seelen, a 1991 graduate, is an ABC news correspondent. She attributes her television success to Craig Brown's influence on her life.
"I had no confidence when I got to Penn State," von Seelen said. "I was so insecure. But his belief in me was contagious -- he was the best coach of my life."
Von Seelen's mother, Carolyn, agrees wholeheartedly that her daughter's confidence on television stems from Brown. The emotion is very apparent when speaking of her daughter's former coach.
"I think he is one of the finest men you could ever meet," she said. "He gives kids direction -- he is a coach and a friend."
The way that Brown has touched Lara von Seelen's life is the reason he has stayed in a profession that gives him minimal free time and very little in the way of financial rewards. Even though he doesn't like to make plans for too far in the future, Brown said he'll definitely remain a fixture around the Penn State pool for quite a while. He knows that as long as he continues to make a difference in his diver's lives than everything he puts into his career is worth it.
Lara Spencer (born June 19, 1969) is the New York City-based co-host of the syndicated television newsmagazine The Insider. Spencer has hosted its sister program, Entertainment Tonight. She also hosted Antiques Roadshow on PBS for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. She also has a segment airing semi-regularly on Rachael Ray titled "The Dish"
Spencer began her career at WDEF in Chattanooga. She also had stints reporting for ABC News' Good Morning America, Cablevision's News 12 Long Island and was an anchor and reporter for WABC-TV's Eyewitness News.
Recently, she has filled-in as co-anchor on CBS News The Early Show.
Lara Spencer has a totally Smoking RED HOT body = A+++ +++(+)
...being a "Lady Lion" diver must have helped cultivate it...
Lara Spencer Takes Over Insider Hosting Duties
Lara Spencer has signed a multi-year deal to be the sole host of the syndicated entertainment news series The Insider beginning in the fall. Along with the hosting duties, Spencer will move to Los Angeles, where the show will be based. The show will also appear in high definition starting in September.
THE INSIDER is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution in Studio City, Calif. Linda Bell Blue is Executive Producer. Lara Spencer is Anchor; Pat O'Brien, Victoria Recano, Cojo, and Cheryl Woodcock are Correspondents. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.
...even though I am a Julie Chen man when it comes to CBS, because Lara Spencer has such an engaging & dynamic delivery when it comes to verbal and non verbal communications = and the fact that my wife, one of Lara's KAPPA DELTA sisters, liked her at Penn State University and still finds her likable = I am considering Lara Spencer for my 2009 Top Hottest 75 Women of the New Everyday Media on http://www.mystrawhat.com/ for my next e-book: the New Everyday Media to be released during the first part of the new year ............
Monday, September 1, 2008
Sensing where this went wrong
I’m thinking of you in past tense
It doesn’t even really make sense
At least we don’t wish each other harm
Wish you no harm
I wish you no harm
‘Cause I wish you no harm
Out in L.A., God, I didn’t know
What it really was we had to say
Then NYC was a go-go everyday
‘Cause I wish you no harm
I wish you no harm
Wish you no harm
Dispense what and whom you will
Dispose of who and what you feel
Hey, man, whatever, it’s no big deal
At least we don’t wish each other harm
Written August 31. 2008
Best of University Roses, John French
Fire always followed unlit cigarettes
Running away – you could never
cover your bets
She was a ringer who fell for a singer
- who needed an emotional rescue
just to feel normal again
And the barbecue was way too tangy
instead of sweet and hot
So we headed to another spot where
we sure drank & drank allot
The Rhythm was sweet and hot …
Her mood enabled my hollow fame
- He stood around and played games
‘Guess the spotlight only had one setting
-Even the dogs of the alley need petting
And I’m a sucker for those sad sad eyes
-The fires will extinguish when rain comes
written august 31, 2008
Best of University Roses, John French
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Tiffany Wilson, 23, a graduate managing editor of the college journalist Web site Palestra.net, has appeared on the Fox News Channel more than 50 times in the past year, frequently to talk about the election. “Young people want to see their peers on television,” she said.
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ThePalestra.com's student reporter Shelby Holiday chronicles the joys of traveling on her way out to Columbus.
Recent San Diego grad Shelby Holliday blogs about her packing adventures as she gets ready to hit up Europe!
Shelby Holiday reporting from St. Paul, MN (2008-08-31 16:00:12)
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(although I could care less about the other four topical liners this fifth one gained my respect)
Name: Ric Winkler
Position: Director of Technology & Engineering
College: Penn State University
Major: BS Electrical Engineering
Hometown: Washington, DC
Ric Winker is the director of technology and engineering for Palestra.net. Ric is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Name: Dan Hoffman
Position: jump video cut / graphics semi colon / creative please
University and Graduation date: Ohio University / May 2003
Major: Video Production, specializing in Art & Journalism
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
After packing a 1993 Isuzu Amigo full of what was left of Dan’s college experience, he headed to Columbus, Ohio to work in the mind-numbing, non-creative world of corporate video. In efforts to escape this world, Dan spent his free time making music videos for local artists and exploring the world of online video. Jeff Hopson, a good friend and BBQ enthusiast, was aware of Dan’s creative appetite and introduced him to Palestra.net ... a place that welcomed creativity, passion, and a DIY attitude. Finally, Dan was given the opportunity to wear a tool belt and use a hammer. From here on out, Dan joined a team of people everyday to build the sweetest tree house possible. Now, Dan spends his free time exploring hot sauce, cooling off with a pale ale, and standing next to his lady friend, Robin.
Best of University Roses, John French
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