Beware Dick Cheney
Hillary Must Have Known
Only a few weeks back Hillary called Dick Cheney Darth Vader. She must have known Dick Cheney and Barack Obama are cousins. I think Hillary has decided to go negative this primary season.
Impeach Bush-Cheney, Nancy Pelosi Gets To Become First Female President
Dick Cheney, Nelson Mandela, Howard Dean
Does this mean Barack Obama is good with a gun or bad with a gun? I am trying to figure out.
I took to NYC like duck to water. This city is custom-made for me. I like the whole package deal, the filth, the stench, the noise, the street food, the crowds, especially the crowds. Welcome to the Third World. I am in total love with New York City.
Reverend, What Do You Do?
I think the hardest thing for me being in New York City for over two years now has been to explain to people as to what exactly it is that I do. I used to try and give an honest answer, try and be as precise as possible. I am working to win the Nobel Peace Prize. I am going to be bigger than Michael Dell. One of them is enough to lose people. When you mix both, it sounds like more than a career switch, it makes people want to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. People don't get the impression they are in the presence of greatness. They think it outlandish. So now I try to do the nice, diplomatic thing. I have a young company that I can't tell you anything about because you are not one of my investors. People can live with that.
From inventing nonviolent militancy to the IC vision is no career switch. It is a continuation of your work. You are still moving in the same direction. In my worldview, democracy is the starting point for any country. And then if you want to bridge the gap between the so-called First World and Third World, the internet is the only way to do it, so you try to get as many people in the Global South online as possible through market efforts. Where is the career switch? I don't see one. Inventing nonviolent militancy means I am great with group dynamics.
A black reporter once asked Jesse Jackson on national television, "But, Reverend, what exactly it is that you do!"
At the last DL21C event I went to, this guy who accompanied the guest speaker asked me, I found myself sitting at the same table, "What do you do? Are you a doctor?"
"I am not a doctor, but I am very smart!"
In my travels all over America, I got that so very often. I don't think there is any small town in America anywhere that does not have an Indian doctor and a Chinese restaurant. Way to go.
"Are you a Patel?" That was another big one. I once saw this huge billboard in Tennessee off the interstate, "Motel, run by Americans!"
Racial Politics In America Just Got Very Complicated
Now I find myself rooting for a Dick Cheney cousin. Could that still count for progressive?
Barack: Black Enough For Me
In The News
Dalai Lama Says His Successor Could be Chosen by Unorthodox Method Voice of America
China calls US medal for Dalai Lama a "farce"
IMF trims 2008 global economic forecast
Cheney, Obama are 'cousins'. Sydney Morning Herald
Barack Obama and Dick Cheney 'are cousins'
Obama and Cheney, Making Connections
In Diabetes, a Complex of Causes The fifth leading killer of Americans, with 73,000 deaths a year ........ Until very recently, the regulation of glucose — how much sugar is present in a person’s blood, how much is taken up by cells for fuel, and how much is released from energy stores — was regarded as a conversation between a few key players: the pancreas, the liver, muscle and fat. Now, however, the party is proving to be much louder and more complex than anyone had shown before. ........ the reasons for abnormal sugar seem to “differ tremendously from person to person” ........ “providing the right care for each person each day, rather than giving everyone the same drug.” ....... researchers at Columbia University Medical Center published startling results showing that a hormone released from bone may help regulate blood glucose. ....... “For the first time,” he went on, “we see that the skeleton is actually an endocrine organ,” producing hormones that act outside of bone. ........ could turn out to be a “unique new treatment” for Type 2 diabetes ...... the relationship of obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance ........ the hypothalamus, which also regulates appetite, temperature and sex drive. ....... side effects — chattering helpfully with one organ, but problematically with another. ..... “The picture is becoming more and more complicated,” Dr. Saltiel said. “And let’s face it, it was pretty complicated before.”
Well: The Family Meal Is What Counts, TV On or Off The biggest factor wasn’t whether the TV was on or off, but whether the family was eating the meal together. ...... the power of the family meal. ....... many parents worry about what their kids are eating — vegetables versus junk — ....... the best strategy for improving a child’s diet is simply putting food on the table and sitting down together to eat it. ...... those who regularly have meals with their parents eat more fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods, ingest more vitamins and nutrients, and consume less junk food. Some of the research has shown that kids who regularly sit down to a family meal are at lower risk for behaviors like smoking and drug and alcohol use. ........ “family connectedness,” which essentially measures the psychological health of a family. ...... Children from highly connected families have been shown to eat healthier foods, get better grades and have lower risk for smoking and drug and alcohol use. ......... even after controlling for family connectedness, kids who had seven or more family meals a week were far less likely to smoke, drink alcohol or use marijuana than those who had just one or none. ........ Girls who dined alone ate fewer fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods and more soft drinks and snack foods than girls who ate with their parents. .... Boys who didn’t eat with their parents had fewer vegetables and calcium-rich foods than family diners. ....... Why a family meal can make such a difference isn’t entirely clear. ...... mealtime is often the only chance parents have to actually look over their busy teenagers, catch up on their lives and visually assess behavioral or physical changes that might signal problems. ..... “I think many people just don’t realize how important the family meal really is.”
Madonna deal more about money than music Chicago Tribune has very little to do with ensuring the future of great music or serving the dedicated music fan. ...... a deal for the few, the rich, the branded. ...... using the Internet to get music from band to fan as directly and inexpensively as possible ....... Madonna's global megadeal with the nation's largest concert promoter is all about maximizing revenue streams. ...... the idea that an aggressive entertainment company can sell Madonna in more ways than ever. ....... even less about innovative music, and even more about innovative marketing. ...... Executives valued for their ability to find talented bands and artists who excel only at music, and not glamour, will become extinct at this mega-corporation level. ........ Madonna's business smarts. She saw this as a way to get even more rich and more famous, if that's possible. ........ concert tickets, where the two shared $86 million in revenue last year ...... record sales, merchandising, fan clubs, Web sites, DVDs, music-related television and film projects, and sponsorship deals.
......... The deal likely means the rich will get richer ....... Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, U2's Bono ........ Live Nation presents a threat to the near monopoly once enjoyed by Warner Brothers, with whom Madonna has been contracted for 25 years, as well as Sony BMG, Universal and Capitol/EMI. ....... gunning to sign the same big-name artists that have been the majors' meal ticket for a half-century and offering them one-stop shopping benefits. ....... For a new or midsize band with a niche audience, the Live Nation-Madonna model has nothing to do with their reality, and probably never will. ........ Hello, Madonna -- a celebrity with a profound understanding of who she is at this stage in her career. She no longer needs a record company.
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