Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bryant Gumbel Calls NBA Commish "Plantation Overseer"

Mr. Gumbel in his senior years seems to have grown some Cultural orbs. This article is not a pro worker, pro AA article but it will bring you up to speed on the battle between the workers (Players) and the no talent folks who rip off most the money that smarts skill and talent generate.

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Bryant Gumbel Calls NBA Commish "Plantation Overseer"

TV talker goes racial as pro basketball talks falter

Bryant Gumbel Calls NBA Commish

Bryant Gumbel compared NBA Commissioner David Stern to a "plantation overseer."

Gumbel ended Tuesday's edition of HBO's "Real Sports" by taking aim at Stern, who he said is to blame for the lockout that threatens the entire season. He said Stern's "disdain for the players" is "pathetic."

"But his efforts were typical of a commissioner, who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were his boys," Gumbel said. "It’s part of Stern’s M.O. Like his past self-serving edicts on dress code or the questioning of officials, his moves are intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place."


Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Phone Wars - Iphone and the 7 Droids

You may not be old enough to remember the Mainframe Wars but the players were known as IBM and the 7 dwarfs. Now in the cell phone wars we have the same thing all over again, with one big difference.

Back in the 60's I worked for one of the dwarfs and we all made an IBM Clone that was either, faster, had more memory or was cheaper. The Droid Iphone clones have the same game plan except we provided all software updates and our machines were always up to date.

I have an Iphone but I know people with Droids at the Gym who are always complaining, now I understand why. Most of these phones are not supported, they can be as much a 3 OS's behind. The graph shows that many Droid clones become simi-bricks as early as the first year. Wow, you got to see this graph.
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Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support
The announcement that Nexus One users won’t be getting upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich led some to justifiably question Google’s support of their devices. I look at it a little differently: Nexus One owners are lucky. I’ve been researching the history of OS updates on Android phones and Nexus One users have fared much, much better than most Android buyers.
I went back and found every Android phone shipped in the United States1 up through the middle of last year. I then tracked down every update that was released for each device - be it a major OS upgrade or a minor support patch - as well as prices and release & discontinuation dates. I compared these dates & versions to the currently shipping version of Android at the time. The resulting picture isn’t pretty - well, not for Android users:
Other than the original G1 and MyTouch, virtually all of the millions of phones represented by this chart are still under contract today. If you thought that entitled you to some support, think again:
  • 7 of the 18 Android phones never ran a current version of the OS.
  • 12 of 18 only ran a current version of the OS for a matter of weeks or less.
  • 10 of 18 were at least two major versions behind well within their two year contract period.
  • 11 of 18 stopped getting any support updates less than a year after release.
  • 13 of 18 stopped getting any support updates before they even stopped selling the device or very shortly thereafter.
  • 15 of 18 don’t run Gingerbread, which shipped in December 2010.
  • In a few weeks, when Ice Cream Sandwich comes out, every device on here will be another major version behind.
  • At least 16 of 18 will almost certainly never get Ice Cream Sandwich.
Also worth noting that each bar in the chart starts from the first day of release - so it only gets worse for people who bought their phone late in its sales period.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Iphone: Why Is Apple's Siri Female?

My first reaction was hmm, is Siri sexest? But the answer to the question is deeper than that.

Siri, are you male or female? If you ask this question of the iPhone 4S voice assistant, it won't give you a clear answer, but most people assume that the distinctly feminine-sounding voice comes from a woman.
Apple iPhone 4S (Sprint)
Many electronics, such as GPS devices or voicemail boxes, are female, and according to a CNN report, there is likely a psychological reason behind this. Siri sounds female in at least the U.S. and four other countries, although in France and the U.K., Siri sounds male. 
Meanwhile, Siri's clever answers to the questions of iPhone 4S users has provided plenty of material for blogs, memes, and Tumblr and Twitter accounts. For more on Siri see How to Use Siri, How to Teach Siri Your Name, and 30 Questions and Commands for Siri.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

MC Hammer's WireDoo: Will Dent Google and Bing, Apple Could buy them.

A deep search alternative to Google is what we need in the new Job's era of Artificial Intelligence. I think Apple should immediately if they have not already make strong connection between Siri and WireDoo. I would also expect they are looking close at WireDoo for purchase.

As a Cultural Health note, it is also nice to see an AA on the business end of a potentially revolutionary technology in the big game.

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MC Hammer's WireDoo: Can it take on Google and Bing?


MC Hammer, the Oakland rapper/dancer/preacher/spokesman, is looking to take on Google and Bing in one of the most competitive segments of the tech industry -- online search -- with a new start-up called WireDoo.

MC Hammer at a Oakland Raiders game

Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, announced WireDoo at O'Reilly Media's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco on Wednesday. He described the project as a search engine that offers a level of "deep search" and related topics that Microsoft's Bing and Google don't offer.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Apples First AD for the New Iphone Focuses on Assisting it's owners

Wow, by the holiday everyone will be talking to, or wanting to talk to their own personal assistant. (Video)

Lets Go to the Video Tape

Two things about this short Ad, it is amazing how much you can pack into 30 seconds. Second all of us with Iphones immediately went to play this commercial back to see if our phone could do that too. Sure enough, when I asked Siri who to time a bow tie if found a great video for me. And how about that little girl about my grandson's age, "fund me a picture of a Weasel" .  I tried it, and yep, Siri found me a picture of a weasel.

Aside from the fact that this is the best holiday present since sliced bread there are a couple of things the public should get from this commercial. One 4S is not just simple Speech Recognition (SR) like non-intelligent Google voice or that type of technology that was in the Iphone 3GS and 4. This is a whole new level of Speech recognition combined with artificial intellegence (A.I.) to assist you.

 So the new Iphone feature is the unique combination of SR and AI in a hand held device. The benefit you handled now does no longer just make phone calls but assist you find things and get things done. It strikes me that it will be a great help to the disabled, especially those that can not or have trouble typing or spelling. 

Imagine that a phone that tries to figure out what you want, instead of you trying to figure out what it wants.

Thank you Mr. Jobs and team.
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Africa set to grow 5% in 2011

That the world's richest continent (raw materials) is going to grow for a change, as opposed to historically being robbed, is good news.

It is interesting to me that this is happening on Obama'a watch

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IMF: Africa set to grow 5% in 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to show 5% growth in 2011, according to the International Monetary Fund's latest regional report.


Its outlook for next year is even brighter, with 6% average growth.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Droid is the Same As Iphone - You Can't Be Sirious (Poll)

Google Just made their big 4.0 announcement, is it a game changer or just more Iphone cloning?

I like the face lock feature. Apple this is something you should clone from the other side. putting all the connections in contacts is also a good feature.
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Droid is the Same As Iphone - You Can't Be Sirious (Poll)

I ran into a friend who had a droid. After I offered my condolences, he told me that the salesperson who sold it to him, did not sell the Iphone he asked for, but assured him the droid was a smart phone the "SAME" as the Iphone. With shock and dismay, like my tennis hero John Mcenroe, I said, you can't be Sirious!
That should read who's got the Iphone +[;-)
I then went on to explain to my locked in for two years unhappy Droid friend about Siri (Job's Personal Assistant That learns) and the general position of Apple and the Seven Droids (like IBM and the 7 Dwarfs). The good news is, now that Iphone is carried by more carriers, there will be less to of this bait and switch happening to the poor clueless customer. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time! you will be happy after seeing this video

Some things MediPlex Knol does is very bad, this was very good! Wow
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29 years old and hearing myself for the 1st time! you will be happy after seeing this video

Monday, October 17, 2011

Apple IPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in Record Debut Weekend

I told you so +[;-)

My Iphone 4S is working great! This will be the Christmas Cell Phone gift of the century. It has the things I expected Fast, more memory and the best camera. It also has the blow out things no one expected Siri - a personal assistant the learns on its own (artificial intelligence) and AirPlay made my small screen into a big screen with no wires.

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Apple IPhone 4S Sales Top 4 Million in Record Debut Weekend

Apple Inc. sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S devices in the first three days after it was introduced, setting a record as customers lined up at stores from Sydney to San Francisco to be first with the new touch- screen handset.
Demand for the new device extends Apple's lead as the top maker of smartphones as it fends off rivals including Samsung Electronics Co. and HTC Corp. that rely on Google Inc.'s Android software. U.S. wireless partners Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. reported high activation rates for the new iPhone, which has new voice-recognition software, a speedier processor and higher-quality camera.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cultural Traitor Herman Cain Not African American vs Dr King Poll

There should be one interesting discussion on MSNBC/Newsvine
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Cultural Traitor Herman Cain Not African American vs Dr King Poll

Sunday is the last day of the week for me and it is remarkable that this week the two Big Cultural Health Stories are about Dr. King, a great African American, and Herman Cain who declares - Don't call me no stinkin AA - (my words) - Video.
I have to give it to Mr. Cain he does know how to make headlines by using dog whistle code to trash his former ethnic group. The good news is, that Mr. Cain seems to at least have some vague remembrance  that he is Black. Here is a European American and an African American reacting to MR Cain's cultural treason. He does not seem to fool these two Americans. How About you?


What Al Sharpton had to say about Herman Cain (Video) Rev. Al makes the case for how must of us AA's feel about cain. Cain ain't Able and we leave him on the table.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Breaking News My Iphone 4S shipped ETA 10:30 AM EST

AT&T must be taking a page from Apple's Retail customer service genius book. I did not expect it till Monday.

When it gets here I will update U, up close and personal, blow by blow.

The 4S got here one half an hour early at 10:01 Am THANK YOU AT&T you are the big story of the day, maybe even bigger then Apple. I have everything restored to my 4S Cloud is working hardware software is OK. Now to activate the phone.

Hold the phone, I just called AT&T to activate my phone and they tell me they did not activate it properly and I should go to my local AT&T store for help or send it back and they will send me a new one with the right activation, fat chance I will be sending this phone back.

OK. I got someone who seems to know what they are doing and they sent me to the IVR system for automatic activation. Now that sounds reasonable, we will see? Stand by 

Success we are activated. AT&T was not the problem as I later discovered in the bottom of the box was the one page activation instructions WHICH I DID NOT READ. The process does not require humans and it bullet proof. If you get humans involved they will screw it up. My Bad.

I giver AT&T and A (except for the woman from hell who told me to send it back, lol) That you can get human beings from America at AT&T is actually a big pulse for us customers that don't read instructions,

Now onto see how my friend who ordered through Apple on-line. Then testing out Siri and AirPlay.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Siri-ously cool: Leaked iPhone 4S video shows Siri in action

This video makes my point Apple will not need to say one sales word about 4S when the customers get this on Friday and start showing their friends and family, it is game set and match. (Video)

Lets Go To The Video Tape

I predict that will sell 3 million over the week end and probably 25 - 30 now to Christmas. As the holiday approaches you won't be able to get your hands on one for love nor money.

This changes everything again!
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Siri-ously cool: Leaked iPhone 4S video shows Siri in action

A hands-on video demonstration of the iPhone 4S’ new voice assistant feature Siri is making its way around the web.
While Apple did play a Siri demo clip at its press event, you couldn’t tell if the feature actually worked as intended. But after watching the hands-on video of Siri in action, I have to admit I’m impressed.

Unbelievable: Halle Berry Celebrated Her 45th Birthday in a Bikini

How to stay healthy after 50 or marriage / fame. These young ladies look fit as a fiddle.

Also check out the 60+ crowd on the men's side. The men prove that these young ladies will look just as good when they move past 60. It is amazing what the right lifeRcise program can do for you quality of life as we age.

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These wrinkle-free stars prove age is just a number.

(Photo by Getty Images, Pacific Coast News)

It's hard to believe, but Madonna just turned 53, Halle Berry just celebrated her 45th birthday in a bikini, and Heather Locklear is getting ready for the big 5-0. Check out which other wrinkle-free celebs look a fraction of their age here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Will Iphone 4S Make the Google Droid A Simi-Smart Phone (Poll)

Sprint Sells Out of Its Cheapest iPhone 4S

At&T sold 200,000 in first 12 hours reports the best launch ever

Apple reports 1,000,000 sold on first day beating its 600,000 record last year.

P.S. I am in that first million (phones were overloaded at apple on the first day but I got through to AT&T).

Apple on line sells out of stock then started up again with what looks like one to two week back order delivery expectation.

In my home town NYC there are three people on line at 5th Ave Store for Friday deliveries now.

How much you want to bet this is the hottest Christmas phone gift for young people. One of my grandson's is already collecting donations for his Iphone Christmas gift,lol. This is wild the great Jobs does it again.

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Will Iphone 4S Make the Google Droid A Simi-Smart Phone (Poll)

On Friday when the new Iphone is launched,if it is now the only phone with Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), do all droids and other non-A.I. Phones instantly become simi-smart?
What do you see?
Did Steve Jobs leave us another Ipod class revolution in sheep's clothing? Read what the most of the Technical "experts" have been saying about the features and benefits of 4S, nice but not a 5, have they missed the boat or is it me. 

IMPORTANT - Geraldo Driven From Occupy Wall Street By Protesters Chanting: "Fox News Lies, Fox News Lies!"

Occupy Wall Street is amazing, they do everything just right so far. Do not watch or tolerate FOX "News" - no viewers they go out of business. This is the kind of empowerment our President needs. The young people have it right.

99% on the risE!
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HILARIOUS - Geraldo Driven From Occupy Wall Street By Protesters Chanting: "Fox News Lies, Fox News Lies!"

This is what happens when your coverage of the protests is biased and absurd.
Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera attempted to report from the Occupy Wall Street protests in Lower Manhattan today but was forced to abort the broadcast after a throng of demonstrators led a rally of anti-Fox jeers. The incident was caught on camera by RT's Lucy Kafanov.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Top Ten T.V. Cultural Poisoning Comments + Columbus Day

If you do not know what symptoms of Cultural Poisoning sounds like, this short demonstration is a powerful example of nationally famous incidents of poor cultural health. In some of these cases you will recall that the people lost their jobs as a result of their untreated dis-ease. (Video)

We can generally tell a slip of the tongue from underlying conscious or unconscious  thinking. Cultural Health is a terrible thing to waste. If you do not want to improve your Cultural Health for moral reasons, or so that you don't make and A$$ out of yourself in public, then do it to best preserve your economic health.

The above type of Cultural Poisoning is fairly easy to detect if you have your RaceDar on.
Columbus Day Cultural Poisoning requires you understand some basics about history. So here are some Columbus Day 101 Cultural Literacy corrections to the historical record.

Columbus Day 101
1. The indigenous people of Turtle is Island (America's) are not "Indian's" Indians are from India
2. You can not discover a place where people already live.
3. Columbus was not the first European to visit Turtle Island.
4. The vikings came to this land 500 years earlier and the Africans were here 1500 years earlier.
5. Christopher Columbus was a criminally insane murder and en-slaver of people
6. His visit spread World War Zero (The enslavement of people of color "Slave Trade") to Turtle Island leading to 50 million indigenous dead. This is added to the 100 million Africans that would die in WW0.
7. Columbus's attack on Turtle Island must be understood in the context of of the Cultural War c. 1500 B.C.E. -Present that starts in Classical African Civilization, Kemet (Ancient Egypt)
8. The Culturally Healthy Indigenous people of Turtle Island (Native Americans) hold this day as a day as a day of morning.

Additional Study:
Rethinking Columbus and his day
They Came Before Columbus (Africans in Ancient America -video)

What is the state of your Cultural Health? Click here to give yourself a check up from the neck uP!

First Federal Reserve Audit in 100 Years - 16 Trillion Secret Bailots

The Federal Reserve which, is neither federal nor has any reserves (that we could see until now) should be shut down and the printing of money should return to the American people where we can keep an eye on our funds.

So the Fed gave out 16 Trillion of American money, not for JOBS, but for criminal corporations that are not people. Game set and match, shut them down.

Mr. Paul I am with you on this one

99% on the risE!

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Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts
The first ever GAO(Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out. Ben Bernanke(pictured to the left), Alan Greenspan, and various other bankers vehemently opposed the audit and lied to Congress about the effects an audit would have on markets. Nevertheless, the results of the first audit in the Federal Reserve’s nearly 100 year history were posted on Senator Sander’s webpage earlier this morning:
What was revealed in the audit was startling: $16,000,000,000,000.00 had been secretly given out to US banks and corporations and foreign banks everywhere from France to Scotland. From the period between December 2007 and June 2010, the Federal Reserve had secretly bailed out many of the world’s banks, corporations, and governments. The Federal Reserve likes to refer to these secret bailouts as an all-inclusive loan program, but virtually none of the money has been returned and it was loaned out at 0% interest. Why the Federal Reserve had never been public about this or even informed the United States Congress about the $16 trillion dollar bailout is obvious — the American public would have been outraged to find out that the Federal Reserve bailed out foreign banks while Americans were struggling to find jobs.
Citigroup: $2.5 trillion ($2,500,000,000,000)

Morgan Stanley: $2.04 trillion ($2,040,000,000,000)

Merrill Lynch: $1.949 trillion ($1,949,000,000,000)

Bank of America: $1.344 trillion ($1,344,000,000,000)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

If You Missed The New iPhone 4S Announcement Here it is (Full Slide Set & Video)

If you find both the slides to Apples' key secret you win an Iphone, just kidding. In fact there is no need to win an Iphone you can just go to At&T, who I pre-ordered my 4S(teve) through and they will give you a FREE Iphone 3gs with a 2 year contract.

I don't know about you but there are all kinds of prices and objections to prices, but FREE, is FREE!
Their is now no reason for anyone planing to get a contract phone not to have an Iphone, the industry's gold standard.

This changes everything, again!

Below are to videos 1. the announcement in 90 seconds 2. the full announcement video
Lets Go To the Video Tape
Talk about fast and covering all the bases that was good for the short on time.

If you have time, see the full announcement video here

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If You Missed The New iPhone 4S Announcement Here it is (Full Slide Set)

There are two slides in this Apple October 4th press conference announcement of the Iphone 4S that hold the secret to its planed domination of the woldwide market. The 5% slide featured here is one of them, can you find the other one?
Hint it is a picture of something new that has never been seen in a handheld consumer device and puts 4S(teve) ahead of all competition for 2 to 5 years. Hint, this single picture will become as well known as the "Apple" in the Apple trade mark, even when it is associated with someone else's product.
  • To see the slid show hit the link below

Build Muscle With Mustard New Study Finds

I buy organic mustard and will make better use of it now.
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Fitness fanatics should reach for the mustard and NOT spinach if they want to look like Popeye

Fitness fanatics looking to build muscle should consider reaching for the mustard, a study has found.
Mustard can be the new fitness aid for people on a workout
The steroid homobrassinolide, found in the mustard plant, increases muscle mass, the size of muscle fibres and appetite, research suggests.
In addition, the effect when tested on rats was similar to anabolic steroids, which promote the growth of muscle and which are used illegally by athletes to improve performance.

The Almighty Iphone Tablet Upgrade

Their is no market for tablets however, their is a market of Ipads. I think Apple has 75-85 percent of this market. And I predict that when the Ipad 3 comes out with Sire (Ipal - personal assistant the learns) God himself will call for an upgrade.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Politically Correct Definition - African American View (Videos)

Everything about Political Correctness that you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
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Politically Correct Definition - From the Black Side

How the dog whistle code PC originated in the old dirty south of the late 1960's

Republican Rick, “N” Word, Perry 

This article takes a look from a Cultural Health perspective at the phrases Political correctness and politically correct commonly abbreviated as PC. The article deals with the question of were this odd American term came from, who invented it, for what purpose, who was the target group and how did it get re-engineered to its present broad range of uses and misuses.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Civil Rights Leader the Rev. Shuttlesworth Dies

Hetep and Respect one last time to a great civil rights soldier in one of the hot battles of the Cultural War c.1500 B.C.E. - 2011 C.E.

I remember as a young person watching the Rev. stand up to ol' `Bull' Connor, a criminally insane cop, who stood on the steps over him blocking African Americans from entering the building to register to vote. The Bull lunged at the rev and cracked him in the face with his billy club, blood went everywhere. The Rev. looked the Bull in his little cultural terrorist eyes and said, we are going to vote,you can beat us, but we will be back! (paraphrase)

As I looked for a video for this tribute to Rev. Shuttleworths I found plenty of history but what was needed as I found out was a way to let you feel what it might have felt like to sit in the Rev's church and feel his spirit. And to maybe let you feel what his life and passing is saying to your/our spirit today. 
Let's Go To The Video Tape
To my Brothers and Sisters who fail to vote, do not fail the Rev. and us in 2012 - Wake the hell uP!

Remembering Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Video 2:45 See and hear the Rev yourself.

To understand a Civil Rights Soldier you must understand the Cultural Terrorist he was fighting. Bull Connor controlled the police department and fire department in Birmingham Alabama, and filled them with other Cultural Terrorists.

To have a good look at the face of overt Cultural Terrorism in America in the 60's that Rev. Shuttlesworth, as one of the big three generals of the Civil Rights Battle of the Cultural War helped to defeat, watch this video Click HERE.

As the old dirty South type Republicans continue the war against Americans voting today, we can learn from the courage of our ancestor.

He transitioned at 89 instead of 120. This should remind us all to work to improve our physical health, Cultural Health and Spiritual Health so that we might maximize our time and purpose in this life.

Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth your country thanks you for your service to her. Your community thanks you and we continue to look to your leadership honorable ancestor.

Go to the lead video and feel the Rev's spirit one more time before you leave this part of the piece.

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Civil rights leader the Rev. Shuttlesworth dies

BIRMINGHAM — The Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, who was bombed, beaten and repeatedly arrested in the fight for civil rights and hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and tenacity, has died. He was 89.
FILE - In this June 28, 2007 file photo, civil rights activist the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth departs the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, Ala. Shuttlesworth, who was hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at teh Birmingham, Ala. hospital. He was 89. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
"My church was a beehive," Shuttlesworth once said. "I made the movement. I made the challenge. Birmingham was the citadel of segregation, and the people wanted to march."
In his 1963 book "Why We Can't Wait," King called Shuttlesworth "one of the nation's most courageous freedom fighters ... a wiry, energetic and indomitable man."
Birmingham Mayor William Bell ordered city flags lowered to half-staff until after Shuttleworth's funeral. Bell, who is black, said he would not be mayor if not for leaders like Shuttlesworth.
"I went to jail 30 or 40 times, not for fighting or stealing or drugs," Shuttlesworth told grade school students in 1997. "I went to jail for a good thing, trying to make a difference."
Alabama's first black federal judge, U.W. Clemon, said Shuttlesworth flung himself at injustice well knowing he could be killed at any moment. "He was the first black man I knew who was totally unafraid of white folks," said Clemon, who retired from the bench and is now a privately practicing attorney.
And in November 2008, Shuttlesworth watched from a hospital bed as Sen. Barack Obama was elected the nation's first African-American president. The year before, Obama had pushed Shuttlesworth's wheelchair across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma during a commemoration of the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march — a moment Obama recalled Wednesday.
In the early 1960s, Shuttlesworth had invited King back to Birmingham. Televised scenes of police dogs and fire hoses being turned on black marchers, including children, in the spring of 1963 helped the rest of the nation grasp the depth of racial animosity in the Deep South.
. "He marched into the jaws of death every day in Birmingham before we got there," said Andrew Young, the former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador who served as an aide to King.
"When God made Bull Connor, one of the real negative forces in this country, He was sure to make Fred Shuttlesworth." Lowery said.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

iPhone 4S: Should You Choose AT&T, Verizon or Sprint?

I will be placing my order at 12:01
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iPhone 4S: Should You Choose AT&T, Verizon or Sprint?

The iPhone 4S is available for pre-order in just a few hours, and for the first time it will be available on the U.S.’s three largest wireless networks: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. Pre-orders for the new iPhone begin at 12:01 AM PT on Friday (that’s later tonight, but technically extremely early tomorrow morning) — so if you stay up late, you can be one of the first.

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Declaration of the Occupation of My Home Town

The Occupy Wall Street movement is gaining traction as people put meat on its bones. I copied the following occupation as is but with only 11 of the original 26 points. click link to see the other 15 points. I have added 3 points to it as follows.

Aunk points added

27. They continue Voter Suppression which, is a second only to treason in a democratic nation.

28. They continue to insist money is free speech it is not.

29. They (Wall street) has become a worthless parasitic pile of crap. The people (99%) must put it/them (1%) back under our control.

Wall Street 3 Point Reform Plan

1. Tax on all transactions (Stocks and Bonds only instruments allowed)

2. 90% Tax on Speculation (long term investing is OK)

3. Bank Reform: To include hunting down Banksters and their collaborators like Jews hunted down Nazis and bring them to justice.
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Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

Yesterday, over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested and issued summonses or desk appearance tickets in connection with their demonstration on, and blockage of, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.  Resentment in connection to social injustice has been palpably rising in the U.S. and around the world.  Ten years ago, when I was doing doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a professor of mine asked the class, speaking of social injustice and economic inequality in the U.S., this question:  "Where is the revolution?"  Nobody knew how to answer her.  But that was before Arab Spring. 
"Occupy Wall Street is a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders, and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that we are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants. As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies."
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City:
"As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

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