Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 100 Movies of the Decade (2000-09) Unedited




Top 100 Movies of the Decade (2000-09) , Please comment and Repost Link at will.

By:Kid Frank & Boo

100.Best in Show (2000)
99.Hustle n Flow (2005)
98.Spider Man 2 (2004)
97.Wedding Crashers (2005)
Kill Bill pic from: inci-lay.com
Departed pic from: cinephilia.com
96.The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
95.Chocolat (2000)
94.We Own The Night (2007)
93.Erin Brockovich (2000)


92.Zoolander (2001)
91.The Wackness (2008)
90.Roger Dodger (2002)
89.Old School (2003)
88.Superbad (2007)
87.Cars (2006)
86.I Heart Huckabees (2004)
85.Finding Forrester (2000)
84.Sin City (2005)
83.War of the Worlds (2005)
82.Adventureland (2009)
81.Borat (2006)
80.The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
79.Monsters Inc. (2001)
78.King Kong (2005)
77.Ray (2004)
76.Grindhouse (2007)
75.Knocked Up (2007)
74.Shaun of the Dead (2004)
73.Finding Nemo (2003)
72.Gone Baby Gone (2007)
71.Broken Flowers (2005)
70.Burn After Reading (2008)
69.Up (2009)
68.Mystic river (2003)
67.Seven Pounds (2008)
66.Anchorman (2004)
65.Casino Royale (2006)
64.Watchmen (2009)
63.The Happening (2008)
62.American Psycho (2000)
61.The Pianist (2002)
60.Star Trek (2009)
59.Milk (2008)
58.Juno (2007)
57. The Terminal (2004)
56.Wonder Boys (2000)
55.Almost Famous (2000)
54.Batman Begins (2005)
53.The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
52. Iron Man (2008)
51.28 Days Later (2002)

50.Minority Report (2002)



49.The Others (2001)



48.Million Dollar Baby (2004)



47.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)



46.A Beautiful Mind (2001)



45.Syriana (2005)



44. The Passion of The Christ (2004)



43.Gran Torino (2008)



42.Catch Me If You Can (2002)



41.Michael Clayton (2007)



40.Crash (2004)



39.The Incredibles (2004)



38.Transformers ROTF (2009)



37.Inglorious Basterds (2009)



36.I am Legend (2007)



35.Road to Perdition (2002)



34.Adaptation (2002)



33.Munich (2005)



32.Traitor (2008)



31. The Dark Night (2008)



30.25th Hour (2002)



29.Gladiator (2000)



28.Lost in Translation (2003)



27.Black Hawk Down (2001)



26.Factory girl (2006)



25.Monster (2003)



24.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)



23.No Country for Old Men (2007)



22.Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2 (2003,2004)



21.WALL*E (2008)



20.Requiem for a Dream (2000)



19.District 9 (2009)



18.Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)



17. A.I. (2001)



16.Traffic (2000)



15.Hotel Rwanda (2004)



14.Little Miss Sunshine (2006)



13.Donnie Darko (2001)



12.A History of Violence(2005)



11.Synedoche New York (2008)



10.Avatar (2009)



9.Slum Dog Millionare (2008



8. The Departed (2006)



7.There Will be Blood (2007)



6.The Black Dahlia (2006)



5.Cast Away (2000)



4.Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001,2002,2003)



3.Children of Men (2006)



2.Amelie (2001)



1. Memento (2001)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jason Bay Signs with Mets

SI.com is reporting that the Mets will announce next week, pending a physical that they have signed former Red Sox outfielder Jason bay.

That's All.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas terrorist plot foiled

12/25/09 Detroit:
A Nigerian man attempted to light a powdery substance aboard a Northwest Airline's flight bound for Detroit from Amsterdam. A passenger jumped on the man and subdued him. The suspect says the device was "acquired in Yemen with instuctions as to when it should be used"
The Terrorist threat level has been raised to orange.

That's All.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Aerosmith's Stephen Tyler in drug rehab

As a result of many on stage injuries over his years with Aerosmith he developed an addiction to painkillers.Here is Stephen Tyler's quote he released to People magazine .

"With the help of my family and team of medical professionals, I am taking responsibility for the management of my pain and am eager to be back on the stage and in the recording studio with my bandmates Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford,"

That's all

Monday, December 21, 2009

Jason Bay back to Red Sox?

Does Jason Bay want to come back to the Red Sox? WEEI radio is reporting that Bay's agent asked Theo Epstein if the, 4 year/60 million offer was still on the table? Epstein reportedly replied " We have our left fielder, Mike Cameron.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday Night Live spoofed Brittany Murphy earlier this month

Saturday Night Live Season 35 Episode 8 Update: Brittany Murphy on SlashControl

Actress Brittany Murphy 32 Dead


TMZ.com is reporting that Brittany Murphy died of a heart attack this morning, she was 32. She starred in movies such as 8 mile , Don't Say a Word and Clueless.

pic from: askmen.com

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lowell trade w/ Texas off

WEEI's Rob Bradford reports.


"Mike Lowell will have surgery on his right thumb after it was determined he has a torn radial collateral ligament. The surgery will take place shortly after Christmas, with the recovery time approximately 6-8 weeks. The diagnosis means the trade between the Red Sox and Rangers, which would have sent Lowell to Texas along with $9 million for minor league catcher/first baseman Max Ramirez is off."

Senate Democrats gain 60th vote for passage of Healthcare Bill

"Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) plans to vote for health-care reform, giving Democratic leaders the required 60 votes and putting the Senate on track to pass the bill by Christmas, a top congressional source said. The House, which has already passed a health-reform bill, and Senate would have to reconcile their versions in January. Leaders hope to send a final bill to President Barack Obama's desk before his State of the Union address in late January or early February."

From: politico.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cincinatti Bengals WR Chris Henry suffers life threatening injuries.


Charlotte,NC: Troubled Cincinatti Bengals Wide Receiver was badly hurt this afternoon after
falling out of the back of a pick up truck in an apparent domestic dispute.Henry 26 has had many run ins w/ the law over the past years. Including arrests for DUI, marijuana possesion and assault. He is in serious condition on life support w/ a head injury.



Pic from:http://theblackquarterback.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/henry.jpg

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Evangelist Oral Roberts dies at 91

From his humble beginnings in Tulsa, OK to becoming one of the most recognizable christian leaders in America. Oral Roberts passed away in Newport Beach, CA with his children by his side of complications from pneumonia. He was 91.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/121509dnnatrobertsobit.231651b.html

Monday, December 14, 2009

Red Sox about to sign John Lackey

Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Red Sox are about to sign free agent pitcher John Lackey. The Red Sox had him scheduled to have a physical this morning. The deal is believed to be worth 5 years 82.5 million.
That's All!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tiger Woods to take indefinite leave from Golf


Tiger Woods has just announced he is taking an indefinite leave of absence from Golf.
Here is his statement:

"I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children. I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness. It may not be possible to repair the damage I've done, but I want to do my best to try.

I would like to ask everyone, including my fans, the good people at my foundation, business partners, the PGA Tour, and my fellow competitors, for their understanding. What's most important now is that my family has the time, privacy, and safe haven we will need for personal healing.

After much soul searching, I have decided to take an indefinite break from professional golf. I need to focus my attention on being a better husband, father, and person.

Again, I ask for privacy for my family and I am especially grateful for all those who have offered compassion and concern during this difficult period."

Statement From: tigerwoods.com
Picture from: mouthpiecesports.com

Thats All.

Disgraced South Carolina Governor's wife files for Divorce

A couple days after he dodged the impeachment bullet Mark Sanford's wife Jenny Sanford has filed for divorce. The Tiger tales are providing great cover for many a story. I mean it seems today if just cheated on your wife with one or two women you wouldn't be that bad a guy compared to Tiger. It's kind of sad how morals and standards slowly deteriorate over time. People begin to judge their own actions against the wrongs of others and that scale just keep sliding down. I have heard guys on the radio say " any guy in his situation would do the same thing".
Don't get me wrong I am not saying Tiger or Sanford shouldn't be forgiven but when you mess up their has to be consequences.Think back in the summer when the whole Sanford scandal broke, it was huge.Now it's nothing compared to Tiger.Big news stories mask smaller ones.

That's All.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Red Sox on the Verge of sending Mike Lowell packing.

A class act is about to leave town. Mike Lowell once again becomes a salary dump. I believe it was around Christmas of 2005 he came here in the Josh Beckett deal as a salary dump. He proceeded to win the 2007 World Series MVP in a contract year.Which then forced the Sox to sign him to a contract they didn't want to. We all knew this day would come . Mike Lowell and 9 million of his 12 million a year salary are headed to Texas for minor league catcher Max Ramirez.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Moss among 4 players disciplined, sent home from Patriots practice

The Providence Journal is reporting 4 players were sent home from Patriots practice for shipping a scheduled 8AM meeting. This comes two days after Tom Brady called the whole team out after Sunday's debacle in Miami. Some say he was calling Moss out and just refereneced the entire team as not to "lose" Moss . Adalius Thomas sent home for the second time this year, he has not lived up to his billing when he first came here from Baltimore. Ray Lewis and Ed reed really hid his weaknesses.
That's All.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tiger and Obama on Golf Digest cover next week



This is real. Not photo-shopped.Comes out next week. I bet Obama is not going to be happy about this.

Amanda Knox verdict in

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend were convicted in the murder of her former roomate Meredith Kercher. Knox received 26 years and her boyfriend 25 years. They will both be appealing the verdict

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas

video

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tiger, Tiger Woods Y'all, And another one

And another of Tiger's alleged mistresses comes out. I guess I am naive and blinded by my love for Tiger. I got to admit I thought Tiger could do no wrong.
I was under the impression that the worst thing Tiger ever did was smash a driver when he shanked a shot off the tee.
Amazing the way this story has unfolded in a quick four and a half days. I remember back fondly to Black Friday late, afternoon. Breaking News "Tiger Woods severely injured in car accident....."
What, Tiger could crash he always seemed like such a good driver in those Buick Rendezvous commercials nevermind it 's a SUV for ladies in their 50's and 60's. To me the craziest thing Tiger Woods did was imitate Bill Murray in those Nike Caddyshack commercials.
Now a cocktail waitress from Vegas who appeared on a show called Tool Academy says she has Text messages with a sexual theme and a voice mail message withe Tiger saying "he thinks his wife knows he has been cheating on her"

Thats All!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

NASA Set to Bomb the Moon Tomorrow. Not a Joke.

http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-moon-bombing-lcross-probe-lunar-ice/Story?id=8775640&page=2

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze dead at 57

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/09/14/ST2009091403176.html?sid=ST2009091403176

Breaking News: There is a Sonic in Peabody

http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2009/09/09/sonic_barrier_broken/

Saturday, August 29, 2009

DJ AM Found Dead in NYC

DJ AM Is Found Dead In New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 -- A law enforcement official says the celebrity disc jockey known as DJ AM has been found dead in a Manhattan apartment.

The official told the Associated Press that Adam Goldstein, 36, was found Friday evening. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because family hadn't been notified.

The death comes nearly a year after Goldstein survived a small-plane crash that killed four other people in South Carolina. Drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 also survived that crash.

Police sources said investigators are looking into the possibility of a drug overdose, according to NBC New York.

Goldstein performed at Hollywood's most exclusive parties. He was also known for relationships with Nicole Richie, with whom he was briefly engaged in 2005, and Mandy Moore.

Barker's ex-wife, former Playboy Playmate Shanna Moakler, reportedly wrote of DJ AM's death on Twitter: "My deepest condolences for DJ AM, you were a great artist and will be severely missed. My thoughts and Prayers to his family and friends."

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Red Sox Claim Nationals Cristian Guzman

The Boston Red Sox have a put a claim in for Washington Nationals shortstop Cristian Guzman. Boston has had som notable weakness at the position this year. Guzman a 30 year old switch hitter would be a welcomed adddition to the their struggling lineup. Guzman is currently batting .315 w/ 5 homeruns and 39 RBI on the worst team in baseball.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Red Sox release John Smoltz, thank god.

The Red sox have put John Smoltz out of his misery by releasing the future Hall of Famer. Good job cutting your losses Theo


.http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/213144/smoltz-designated-assignment

Thursday, August 6, 2009

80's Teen film film director John Hughes dead at 59

A true legend has passed, a man who had such a profound impact on us thirtysomethings . Responsible for such movies as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and (what I deem to be one of the greatest movies of all time) FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. Movies that imprinted on your soul. Dankeshane John Hughes, Dankeshane.



http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=8270742

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beastie Boy's MCA Talks about his Cancer Treatment (VIDEO)

Complete online diary of George Sodini; last nights PA gym shooting

*from Halfsigma.com

George Sodini

Age 48.
DOB 9/30/1960
DOD 8/4/2009
5-10, 155 lbs.
Never married.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Me


Why do this?? To young girls? Just read below. I kept a running log that includes my thoughts and actions, after I saw this project was going to drag on.

November 5, 2008:
Planned to do this in the summer but figure to stick around to see the election outcome. This particular one got so much attention and I was just curious. Not like I give a flying fcuk who won, since this exit plan was already planned. Good luck to Obama! He will be successful. The liberal media LOVES him. Amerika has chosen The Black Man. Good! In light of this I got ideas outside of Obama's plans for the economy and such. Here it is: Every black man should get a young white girl hoe to hone up on. Kinda a reverse indentured servitude thing. Long ago, many a older white male landowner had a young Negro wench girl for his desires. Bout' time tables are turned on that shit. Besides, dem young white hoez dig da bruthrs! LOL. More so than they dig the white dudes! Every daddy know when he sends his little girl to college, she be bangin a bruthr real good. I saw it. "Not my little girl", daddy says! (Yeah right!!) Black dudes have thier choice of best white hoez. You do the math, there are enough young white so all the brothers can each have one for 3 or 6 months or so.

December 22, 2008:
Time is moving along. Planned to have this done already. I will just keep a running log here as time passes. Many of the young girls here look so beautiful as to not be human, very edible. After joining this gym, started lifting weights and like it. Much info about weight programs, diet etc on the web. Or anything for that matter. Instead of TV I can Google for hours to relax. TV and most movies are dull.

December 24, 2008:
Moving into Christmas again. No girlfriend since 1984, last Christmas with Pam was in 1983. Who knows why. I am not ugly or too weird. No sex since July 1990 either (I was 29). No shit! Over eighteen years ago. And did it maybe only 50-75 times in my life. Getting to think that a woman now would just, uh, get in the way of things. Isolated. I have extra money and enjoy traveling, too, wtih my 25-30 days of vacation. LA was the best! But going alone is not too fun. Invited to a party on Christmas day tomorrow. Seems about 15-25 people will actually show. I like her parties; I can meet new people and talk. Got the next 8 days off. I should have exit plan done and practiced by then. I know nothing will change, no matter how hard I try or what goals I set.

December 28, 2008:
Glad I stayed around. All these days off are great. I will shoot for Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at maybe 8:15. I have list of to-do items to make.

December 29, 2008:
Just got back from tanning, been doing this for a while. No gym today, my elbow is sore again. I actually look good. I dress good, am clean-shaven, bathe, touch of cologne - yet 30 million women rejected me - over an 18 or 25-year period. That is how I see it. Thirty million is my rough guesstimate of how many desirable single women there are. A man needs a woman for confidence. He gets a boost on the job, career, with other men, and everywhere else when he knows inside he has someone to spend the night with and who is also a friend. This type of life I see is a closed world with me specifically and totally excluded. Every other guy does this successfully to a degree. Flying solo for many years is a destroyer. Yet many people say I am easy to get along with, etc. Looking back, I owe nothing to desirable females who ask for anything, except for basic courtesy - usually. Looking back over everything, what bothers me most is the inability to work towards whatever change I choose.

December 30, 2008:
While driving I radio surfed to a talk show. The caller was a 30ish black man who was describing the despair in certain black communities. According to him, life is cheap there because you are going to die anyway when you get old. It is the quality of life that is important, he said. If you know the past 40 years were crappy, why live another 30 crappy years then die? His point was they engage in dangerous behavior which tends to shorten the lifespans, to die now and avoid the next 30 crappy years, using my example. The host got sarcastic and ended the call instead of trying understanding his point. Agreement wasn't necesary. I put music back on. But it was an interesting, and useful point for me to hear.

December 31, 2008:
My anger and rage is largely gone since I began lifting weights. Lifting drains me but I still have energy. Somebody else suggested running but that did not help me. I guess strenuous exercise is necesary for a man. So I just learned that now at 48. Maybe 30 years later than I would have liked. My dad never (not once) talked to me or asked about my life's details and tell me what he knew. He was just a useless sperm doner. Don't know why, find it fun talking to young kids when I visit someone. Brother was actually counter-productive and would try to embarase me or discourage my efferts when persuing things, esp girls early on (teen years). Useless bully. Result is I am learning basics by trial and error in my 40s, followed by discuragement. Seems odd, but thats true. Writing all this is helping me justify my plan and to see the futility of continuing. Too embarassed to tell anyone this, at almost 50 one is expected to just know these things.
I hope it doesn't snow on Tuesday. Just thought of that. The crowd will be thin so I would postpone. Shit!

Now that I am on the topic of family and people I know, I might as well make a summary of sorts to show where things stand. This is New Years Eve I have time, no date tonight of course, so:

Honorable mention:

Tetelestai Church in Pittsburgh, PA - "Be Ye Holy, even as I have been Ye holy! Thus saith the lord thy God!", as pastor Rick Knapp would proclaim. Holy shit, religion is a waste. But this guy teaches (and convinced me) you can commit mass murder then still go to heaven. Ask him. Call him at (724) 325-2655. If no answer there, he should still live at 439 9th Street, Oakmont, PA 15139. In any case, guilt and fear kept me there 13 long years until Nov 2006. I think his crap did the most damage. Their web site: http://www.tetelestai.org.

Mum - The Central Boss. 717 Highview Road, Pgh PA 15234. Don't piss her off or she will be mad and vindictive for years. She actually thinks she's normal. Very dominant. Her way and only her way with no flexibility toward everyone in the household. A power and control thing. People outside the immediate family like her. Why are people vicious with their closest ones? She is the Boss above all other Bosses.

Michael Sodini - A Boss, my brother (Mike Sodini) 216 Horseshoe Dr, Mars PA - Always the big bully, twice the size of most others. When he bullied or harassed someone, it was the other person who "deserved it". It was always about him. Way to self absorbed, too. Still is. Used to like to embarrass guys in front of their girlfriends. Lots of other shit. Kind of guy you actually loved to hate. The biggest, most self-centered jagoff I know. He took those bullying "skills" into the business world and is doing good financially. He is a big wheel only in his mind. Most people can see thru all his manipulation. He calls only when he wants something.

Sherry - sister - More of a victim than anything. Copes by exercising much control over her adult children. We used to be close until her control of L & D caused a conflict. Never the same after.

David - neph, sis's son (girlfriend Mallory Squires). Good young guy, though.

Lisa - niece, sis's daught. Attractive, smart, emotional - all good YW qualities.


Idiots:

Andy Pulkowski - I have been in barrooms and church groups. The worst people by far are the religious types. Especially a right-wing, stiff-faced fundie like Andy. A condescending, demeaning, passive-aggresive person. Frigid, rigid, linear and totally inflexible. Being a very serious person, he cannot hide his frown-lined face. He better not try to smile; lest his face might crack. I knew children of parents who grew up in strict religious homes. Religion has a certain stink to it of guilt, shame, fear, and that moral standard that always contradicts the natural tendencies and desires of a person. Therin lies the conflict. Young person cannot experiment with things to decide on their own and establish their own parameters. So they tend to cut loose and really rebel much worse than the average young person. Ma and Pa never know what goes on. They easily BS their parents because they want to believe their little one is an angel. Andy has a young daughter Bethany Pulkowski away at college, High Point University. I saw her picture on his desk. She's your basic, attractive, young girl. Please reread my entry made on Nov 5th. That's only one thing she can do. You Andy types out there need to further strengthen your strict resolve and do more of the same thing! Because those girls were great when I recall my college years! She is someone's (or many guy's) little hoe now, I am sure.

Another point about andy. How can someone be cold, vicious, sarcastic and generally nasty ALL THE TIME and then make the claim about their church life and how good they are? Total hypocritical idiots.

That's all for now. That felt good.

Let's continue...

January 5, 2009:
Was at the gym to lift. Very crowded. Tomorrow should be good. There is a woman there that gives me a certain look every time I am there. I decided to walk over and make a comment about the crowds but she left when I finished the exercise. Better that I do not get sidetracked from tomorrow's plan anyways. Life is just playing games. One or two dates with her, then the end. No matter how many changes I try to make, things stay the same. Every evening I am alone, and then go to bed alone. Young women were brutal when I was younger, now they aren't as much, probably because they just see me just as another old man.
I see twenty something couples everywhere. I see a twenty something guy with a nice twentyish young women. I think those years slipped right by for me. Why should I continue another 20+ years alone? I will just work, come home, eat, maybe do something, then go to bed (alone) for the next day of the same thing. This is the Auschwitz Syndrome, to be in serious pain so long one thinks it is normal. I cannot wait for tomorrow!

January 6, 2009:
I can do this. Leaving work today, I felt like a zombie - just going thru the motions. Get on the bus, get the car, drive home.....My mind is screwed up anymore, I can't concentrate at work or think at all.
This log is not detailed. It is only for confidence to do this. The future holds even less than what I have today.
It is 6:40pm, about hour and a half to go. God have mercy. I wish life could be better for all and the crazy world can somehow run smoother. I wish I had answers. Bye.

It is 8:45PM: I chickened out! Shit! I brought the loaded guns, everything. Hell!

April 24, 2009:
Early last month, we had our second general layoff. I survived. First one was in November. When I began 10 years ago, that used to be a nice place to work. I understand the need to reduce staff when times sour, but this is out of proportion to the economic problems at this time. The economy is shrinking by about 4-5%. They decided not to pay Christmas bonus - for staff that amounts to about 8% of yearly pay. Well, OK. Plus no yearly "merit" raise, another 3.5%. That totals to about 11% cut. Plus two layoffs of 5% staff in each case. Do the math. I know this firm is using this downturn as an excuse to take advanage of a bad situation and kill jobs UNNECESSARILY. The second layoff people who actually did work were let go. We all need to pick up the slack so the company can cut beyond what is necesary. Wasn't going to mention it, because of all this shit, it is K&L Gates, the large law firm headquartered here in Pittsburgh. Just call it K&L Gates Corporation. Most people there are OK and I would never have a shoot 'em up there. They paid me for 10 years, so far!

I predict I won't survive the next layoff. That is when there is no point to continue. RIght now, life is bearable and I can get by indefinitely. Something bad must happen. The paycheck is all I have left. The future holds nothing for me. Twenty five years of nothing fun. I never even spent one weekend with a girl in my life, even at my own place. Also unlikely to find another similar job. I guess then is when I take care of things. I don't have kids, close friends or anything. Just me here. If you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.

I enjoy writing these entries, I have no plans to go back and edit or even read most stuff already written. If you get bored, just click that "x" at the top, right corner of your browser. Bye.

May 4, 2009:
I was so eager to do this last year. The big problem on my mind now is that my job will end soon. One project is being transistioned to another. The other one I am solely responsible, but is being fast tracked to production. I estimate maybe a month. I am not ready for the job market. I am ok what I do, a .NET software developer. Not at the top of the class, but I do a good job. I survived two general layoffs and other little layoffs they are having but keeping quiet about. I hear things.

The problem is I feel too good now to do this but too bad to enjoy life. I know I will never enjoy life. This is an over 30 year trend. Some people are happy, some are miserable. It is difficult to live almost continuously feeling an undercurrent of fear, worry, discontentment and helplessness. I can talk and joke around and sound happy but under it all is something different that seems unchangable and a permanent part of my being. I need to realize the details of what I never accomplished in life and to be convinced the future is merely a continuation of the past - WHICH IT ALWAYS has been. I am making a list of items that will provide motivation to do the exit plan, it won't be published. I always had hope that maybe things will improve especially if I make big attempts to change my life. I made many big changes in the past two years but everything is still the same. Life is over. Even though I look good, dress well, well groomed - nails, teeth, hair, etc. Who knows.

What is it like to be dead? I always think I am forgetting something, that's one reason I postponed. Similar to when you leave to get in your car to go somewhere - you hesitate with a thought: "what am I forgetting?". In this case, I cannot make a return trip!

I like to write and talk. Ironic because I haven't met anybody recently (past 30 years) who I want to be close friends with OR who want to be close friends with me. I was always open to suggestions to what I am doing wrong, no brother or father (mine are useless) or close friend to nudge me and give it bluntly yet tactfully wtf I am doing wrong. A personal coach or someone who knows what he is doing would be perfect. Money is highly secondary for a solution.

May 5, 2009:
To pull the exit plan off, it popped into my mind to just use some booze. I want to do this before I get laid off, for reasons not worth mentioning but don't seem to have the balls. After the gym, I stopped at Shop N Save and got a fifth of vodka and a small bottle of Jack Daniels. I haven't had a drink since September 1, 1988, just over 20 years. It doesn't matter now, I need to use it to take the edge off of carrying out the exit plan. I will be taking some every now and then to get used to it and see if the alcohol effects will embolden me. Weed would be fun to try again. I don't know who has any. Life is over, who cares? I just need to use common sense, can't drink and drive, etc. This idea just hit me at a point in time and I immediately acted on it. Same thing happened when I decided to go back to Pitt full time, first day was Monday, May 8, 1989, and to buy the house that closed on Friday, September 30, 1996, to name two examples I remember so well.

The list idea yesterday is working. I carry it in my wallet and add to it. I am feeling to good to do carry this out, but too bad to enjoy ANYTHING. My life's dilema.

May 6, 2009:
I started the JD. About one ounce with some tea to get me started. No big deal.

May 7, 2009:
Went to the gym and did mostly cardio. My heart rate was 117 just from walking on the treadmill at 3.4. This should be done a few times a week for maybe 15 mins or so to keep the heart active. I sprinted a few times to push the limits.

May 18, 2009:
I actually had a date today. It was with a woman I met on the bus in March. We got together at Two PPG Place for lunch. The last date for me was May 1, 2008. Women just don't like me. There are 30 million desirable women in the US (my estimate) and I cannot find one. Not one of them finds me attractive. I am looking at The List I made from my May 4th idea. I forgot about that for several days. That tells me where I stand. These problems have gotten worse over a 30 year period. I need to expect nothing from me or other people. All through the years I thought we had the ability to change ourselves - I guess that is incorrect. Looking at The List makes me realize how TOTALLY ALONE, a deeper word is ISOLATED, I am from all else.
I no longer have any expectations of myself. I have no options because I cannot work toward and achieve even the smallest goals. That is, ABOVE ALL, what bothers me the most. Not to be able to work towards what I want in my life. I believe I am deserve that. I read recently it is called "self efficacy", but who knows. Is that more psychobable?

May 25, 2009:
I was invited to a picnic, and I went. An older woman there, out of the blue, asked if I liked high school. Then quickly asked if I was picked on very much. Intersting why she would ask that. But, thanks, I already know what the problem is, but a solution eludes me.

May 29, 2009:
Another lonely Friday night, I'm done. This is too much.

June 2, 2009:
Some people I was talking with believed I date a lot and get around with women. They think this because I showed an email I got from a hot woman to the department gossip, but it didn't work out. All this is funny. Actually, I haven't had sex since I was 29 years old, 19 years ago. That's true.

June 5, 2009:
I was reading several posts on different forums and it seems many teenage girls have sex frequently. One 16 year old does it usually three times a day with her boyfriend. So, err, after a month of that, this little hoe has had more sex than ME in my LIFE, and I am 48. One more reason. Thanks for nada, bitches! Bye.

July 4, 2009:
Wow, already late evening. I stayed in all day. Can't believe there was NOTHING to do today. No parties or picnics. WTF. No need to leave now.

July 20, 2009:
Been a long time since last write. Everything still sucks. But I got a promotion and a raise, even in this shitty Obama ecomomy. No more grunt programming. Go figure! New boss is great. He tactfully says when you did something wrong or complements on good things. Never confused with him. But that is NOT what I want in life. I guess some of us were simply meant to walk a lonely path. I have slept alone for over 20 years. Last time I slept all night with a girlfriend it was 1982. Proof I am a total malfunction. Girls and women don't even give me a second look ANYWHERE. There is something BLATANTLY wrong with me that NO goddam person will tell me what it is. Every person just wants to be fucking nice and say nice things to me. Flattery. Oh yeah, I am sure you can get a date anytime. You look good, etc. Pussies.
Awwww, wait. I can just start being self-righteous and say I live a good, clean life. I am holy, that's all Rick Knapp stuff. Hear that you mother fucker: I Am Just Good!

July 23, 2009:

Wow!!

I just looked out my front window and saw a beautiful college-age girl leave Bob Fox's house, across the street. I guess he got a good lay today. College girls are hoez. I masturbate. Frequently. He is about 45 years old. She was a long haired, hot little hottie with a beautiful bod. I masturbate. Frequently. Some were simply meant to walk a lonely path in life. I don't usually look out, but just happened to notice. Holy fuck. I have masturbated since age 13. Thanks, mum and brother (by blood alone). And dad, old man, for TOTALLY ignoring me through the years. All of you DEEPLY helped me be this way.

I wish I can go back to 1975 and fix things. Awe, that wont work, big BULLY BROTHER would assert his bull shit. He was twice my size. He never messed with guys bigger than 5'10, or so. He is a PUSSY at heart. Remember, Michael is my brother (we have common parents, that's all) is still a BOSS. Repetition only for emphasis: HE IS ONLY A BULLY, even at 50ish! Never forget that! Because he exudes confidence. People believe bull shit if delivered WITH CONFIDENCE. Get it??

On the same thought, things occured to me today. Michael NEVER had an attractive girlfriend. Debbie, Barb, Kim, ... then I lost track. Not to say I had any (execpt Pam, who was about a 7.25). He married a Chinese-descent, petite woman with no body, no ass, no chest and no personality. She never laughs or smiles, neither does he. But she is highly intelligent and an excellent cook. I can testify to that! She home bakes her own DELICIOUS wheat bread! But who cares about that type of small bull crap? Mike even mentioned when we were visiting dad that "she's not very attractive".

I don't know where I am going with this. I am getting tired, feels good to write and get it all out.

On still another thought, I had 20+ years of sobriety and achieved nothing about friendships, girlfriends, guys, etc. Zilch. What a waste.

Bye, for today.

August 2, 2009:
The biggest problem of all is not having relationships or friends, but not being able to achieve and acquire what I desire in those or many other areas. Everthing stays the same regardless of the effert I put in. If I had control over my life then I would be happier. But for about the past 30 years, I have not

August 3, 2009:
I took off today, Monday, and tomorrow to practice my routine and make sure it is well polished. I need to work out every detail, there is only one shot. Also I need to be completely immersed into something before I can be successful. I haven't had a drink since Friday at about 2:30. Total effort needed. Tomorrow is the big day.

Unfortunately I talked to my neighbor today, who is very positive and upbeat. I need to remain focused and absorbed COMPLETELY. Last time I tried this, in January, I chickened out. Lets see how this new approach works.

Maybe soon, I will see God and Jesus. At least that is what I was told. Eternal life does NOT depend on works. If it did, we will all be in hell. Christ paid for EVERY sin, so how can I or you be judged BY GOD for a sin when the penalty was ALREADY paid. People judge but that does not matter. I was reading the Bible and The Integrity of God beginning yesterday, because soon I will see them.

I will try not to add anymore entries because this computer clicking distracts me.

Also, any of the "Practice Papers" left on my coffee table I used or the notes in my gym bag can be published freely. I will not be embarased, because, well, I will be dead. Some people like to study that stuff. Maybe all this will shed insight on why some people just cannot make things happen in their life, which can potentially benefit others.




Miscellaneous:

1. Probably 99% of the people who know me well don't even think I was this crazy. Told by at least 100 girls/women over the years I was a "nice guy". Not kidding.

2. Lee Ann Valdiserri had my baby in early 1991. Haven't seen her since she was about four months into it. I knew her sister, Chris, from high school.

3. Net worth slightly more than $250K, (after all debt) as of end of 2008.

4. Death Lives!


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At the gym I saw a woman I like. I see her at the park and ride sometimes, so she isn't a stranger. Occationaly she makes good eye contact and smiles, etc. She is maybe 40ish, and attractive to me. I made brief conversation to her and a younger woman she was with today. To get a friend like her (and for night time action) I would cancel this plan, or put on hold, at least for a while.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bill Clinton to NorthKorea to negotiate release of two US female journalists

From Charlie MooreCNN



(CNN) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is headed to North Korea to negotiate the release of two American journalists imprisoned there since March, a source with detailed knowledge of the former president's movements said Monday.



The women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, are reporters for California-based Current TV, a media venture of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, who served under Clinton. They were arrested while reporting on the border between North Korea and China and sentenced in June to 12 years in prison on charges of entering the country illegally to conduct a smear campaign.
The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea. Efforts to resolve the issue so far have been handled through Sweden, which represents U.S. interests in the reclusive communist state.
Last month, Clinton's wife -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- said the United States had dropped its request for Ling and Lee to be released on humanitarian grounds and instead was seeking amnesty, which implies forgiveness for an offense.
Clinton's mission comes as the United States and its allies in the region are trying to push North Korea back into stalled nuclear disarmament talks. North Korea conducted a nuclear bomb test, its second, in May, and has conducted several missile tests since then. The United Nations responded by tightening and expanding sanctions on the North.
The two nations were on opposite sides in the 1950-1953 Korean War and had no regular contacts before a 1994 crisis over North Korea's nuclear program. North Korea agreed at that time to halt the development of nuclear weapons, but abandoned that accord and withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003.
Clinton had considered visiting North Korea in 2000, near the end of his second term as president. His secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, had gone to Pyongyang in early 2000 to meet with North Korean Kim Jong Ill.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Red Sox on the Verge of acquiring Cleveland catcher Victor Martinez

*ESPN's Peter Gammons confirms that Hagadone and Masterson "are involved" in the deal, but doesn't confirm that the deal is done, just that trade talks are heating up.

*FROM BOSTON.COM

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Red Sox offer Buchholz and Bowden for Toronto's Halladay

*From: Sports.Yahoo.com

Trade Buzz: Boston adds Buchholz to Halladay offer

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Editor’s note: This is the latest from around baseball as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches. Be sure to check back throughout the day for more trade updates. Last update: Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. ET.

The Boston Red Sox have offered at least three players – no-hit pitcher Clay Buchholz(notes), Triple-A pitching prospect Michael Bowden(notes) and top outfield prospect Ryan Westmoreland – to the Toronto Blue Jays for ace Roy Halladay(notes), according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. Because the Blue Jays, who are vigorously shopping Marco Scutaro(notes), are also looking for a shortstop, the Red Sox may be trying to draw a third team into negotiations to satisfy Toronto’s need.

Both of Boston general manager Theo Epstein’s trading-deadline blockbusters of the last five years have involved multiple teams: When the Red Sox traded shortstop Nomar Garciaparra(notes) at the deadline in 2004, three other teams were involved – the Twins (who sent first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz(notes) to Boston), the Expos (who dealt shortstop Orlando Cabrera(notes) to Boston), and the Cubs (who acquired Garciaparra and prospects). Last year, Epstein traded Manny Ramirez(notes) to the Dodgers in a three-way deal in which the Red Sox acquired left fielder Jason Bay(notes) from the Pirates.

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Buchholz threw a no-hitter against the Orioles in his second big league start Sept. 1, 2007, then struggled and began this year in Triple-A Pawtucket. The right-hander is scheduled to pitch Tuesday night at Fenway Park against Oakland.

Bowden, like Buchholz a 2005 first-round sandwich pick in the draft, has had brief big league experience and is now in Triple-A Pawtucket. Westmoreland, 19, is a fifth-round pick out of Portsmouth (R.I.) who has six home runs, six doubles and 11 stolen bases in 32 games for the short-season Class A Lowell Spinners and projects as one of the best athletes in the system.

Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi has told the Red Sox and Yankees that they will have to pay a premium for the Blue Jays to trade Halladay within the division. Ricciardi also had set a deadline of Tuesday for trading Halladay, but has since suggested that is a soft deadline.

Boston’s offer on the face of it is competitive with the package Toronto is seeking from the Philadelphia Phillies, the team widely considered the front-runner for the Blue Jays ace. The Blue Jays have asked for rookie left-hander J.A. Happ(notes), Double-A pitching prospect Kyle Drabek, and 19-year-old outfielder Dominic Taylor, but so far the Phillies have balked on including Drabek in the deal.

Daniel Bard(notes) and his 100-mile-an-hour fastball have been declared off-limits by the Red Sox. So has Casey Kelly, the team’s No. 1 pick last season who is torn between pitching and playing every day at shortstop. He made a spectacular debut as a pitcher this spring in Class A and now is being given the chance to play short.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who also are in the running for Halladay, will not include left-hander Clayton Kershaw(notes) in any proposal for Halladay but have talked internally about possibly parting with Chad Billingsley(notes), according to one league source.


*From sports.yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Famous video of Michael Jackson's hair on fire

Finnally released after 25+ years the video we all wanted click the link and scroll down to the second box.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WBCN TO GO OFF THE AIR AUGUST 13th

WBCN signs off air in CBS Boston radio shakeup
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BOSTON (AP) — A major shakeup on the Boston radio dial is marking the end of an era for one of the nation's first progressive rock stations, which helped launch U2 and other prominent artists.
Owner CBS announced Tuesday that WBCN-FM will move its programming to the Internet and HD Radio as part of a shakeup that also brings Boston's first FM all-sports station on Aug. 13.
WBCN began playing underground rock in 1968. It evolved into a more mainstream, album-oriented rock format.
The new 98.5 The Sports Hub will air sports talk shows and play-by-play of the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins. The Patriots most recently were heard on WBCN. The Bruins have been airing on CBS-owned WBZ-AM.
CBS also is moving its "Hot AC" station, WBMX, from the 98.5 FM spot to WBCN's old position at 104.1.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Sarah Palin to resign as Alaskan Governor

*from Bloomberg
Palin Announces She Will Resign as Alaska’s Governor (Update1)


By Edwin Chen and Simon Lomax

July 3 (Bloomberg) -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican Party vice-presidential nominee, said she is resigning her office by the end of the month.

Palin, 45, made the announcement today outside her home in Wasilla, Alaska.

“This decision came after much consideration,” Palin told reporters gathered at the home. She also said, “I really don’t want to disappoint anyone with this announcement.”

She did not give specific reasons for her decision or address whether she might seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell will assume the governor’s office.

Last summer, Palin was Arizona Senator’s John McCain surprise pick to serve as his running mate on the Republican Party’s presidential ticket.

Political observers were split over whether her decision to resign would serve Palin’s purposes should she decide to seek the presidency.

Palin “made the right decision if she is serious about running” for the White House in 2012, said Washington-based independent political analyst Charlie Cook.

“She could be a good governor or she can be a serious candidate for president, but she can’t do both well,” Cook said.

Rich Galen, a Republican political strategist who once advised former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, said of Palin’s move, “This hardly seems like a well thought-out strategy.”

To contact the reporters on this story: Edwin Chen in Washington at echen32@bloomberg.net; Simon Lomax in Washington at 4305 or slomax@bloomberg.net.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ed McMahon dead at 86

Source :UPI.com
Keeping The Promise to Our Vietnam Veterans
LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) -- Famed U.S. television personality Ed McMahon has died, his agent said Tuesday. The former "Tonight Show" sidekick and "Star Search" host was 86.

CNN reported the news of the celebrity's death early Tuesday at the Ronald Reagan/UCLA Medical Center in California, but did not immediately say what the cause was. McMahon had been hospitalized since last month for cancer, NBC said.

McMahon was to Johnny Carson what Hugh Downs had been to Jack Paar. And when Paar retired from the "Tonight" show, Carson stepped in as his successor and brought with him McMahon, who had been his foil on "Who Do You Trust?", as his "Tonight" associate from 1962 to 1992.

Edward Lee McMahon was born in Detroit on March 6, 1923. His family moved to Philadelphia and he worked his way through Catholic University, earning money through side jobs in Atlantic City. After receiving his bachelor's degree in speech, McMahon starred in a television show for children in Philadelphia.

During the Korean War, McMahon flew as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marines.

Following his discharge from the Marines, McMahon teamed up with Carson on "Who Do You Trust?" He also landed roles in "The Incident" and the "Dick and Jane" movies, was a popular TV ad pitchman and served as co-host, along with Dick Clark, of the 1980s show "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes."

McMahon is survived by his third wife, Pamela, and five children. CNN said the star's son Michael died in 1995.


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http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2009/06/23/TVs-Ed-McMahon-dead-at-86/UPI-87811245761879/

Monday, June 22, 2009

DC Metro Line Trains Collide

DC Metro Line Trains Collide

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Washington -- A rush-hour collision between two crowded trains on Washington's subway system killed at least six people this evening and injured dozens, trapping commuters in a stack of twisted rail cars that rescuers were still searching hours later.Witnesses say a train near the Ft. Totten station on the Metro's busy Red Line was rear-ended by another train, which climbed atop the stopped cars ahead of it, leaving a two-level snarl of debris. The operator of the approaching train, whose name was not immediately released, was among the dead, authorities said.
Rescue workers propped up ladders to help survivors escape from the upper train cars. Seats from the smashed cars spilled out onto the track.D.C. Fire Chief Dennis L. Rubin said rescuers treated 70 people at the scene in the first two hours, including the six who died."This is the deadliest incident in the history of Metro," said Washington City Councilman Jim Graham. He described the wreckage with a single word: "Horror."
The accident occurred on a curved section of track after a long straightaway, during clear weather, on the subway system's most heavily used line. It was about 5 p.m. local time, among the system's busiest hours.Jervis Bryant, a Prince George's County teacher, said he heard the collision from a house 2 1/2 blocks away and got to the scene within five minutes."We saw the folks banging on the windows trying to get out," he said, referring to the second train. Rescuers pried the door open, he said, and people streamed out. "They just bum-rushed it."Officials don't expect to know what caused the crash for several days. Metro chief John B. Catoe said the first train was stopped on the tracks, waiting for another train to clear the station ahead, when the second train plowed into it from behind.The only other fatal accident in the Metro's 33-year history was a 1982 derailment that killed three. A third collision in 2004 caused minor injuries.Metro trains are generally operated by a computer system; operators can override the controls on orders from dispatchers."Our safety officials are investigating and will continue to investigate until we determine why this happened and what must be done to ensure it never happens again," Catoe said.

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Steve Jobs

CNBC'S Jim Goldman reports :Apples' Steve Jobs reported for work today at the companies' Cupertino,CA campus.

Journeyman Lucas Glover Wins Rain Delayed US Open

(CNN) -- American journeyman Lucas Glover denied Phil Mickelson a fairytale victory at the U.S. Open as he kept his nerve to close out a two-shot victory at Bethpage Black on Monday.

Glover celebrates claiming his first major title by two shots from a trio of chasers.

Glover celebrates claiming his first major title by two shots from a trio of chasers.

Mickelson, who was playing while his wife Amy battles breast cancer, had to settle for a share of second place with fellow Americans David Duval and Ricky Barnes.

It was a record fifth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open for Mickelson as Glover, who had not won since 2005, fired a final round three-over-par 73 in tough and windy conditions to finish on four-under 284.

Mickelson, with the majority of the final day crowd rooting for an emotional victory, eagled the par-five 13th to move into a share of the lead at four-under with Glover, but crucially dropped shots at 15th and short 17th.

"I put myself in a great position to close it out but I didn't finish it off," Mickelson said.

"Certainly I'm disappointed but now that it's over I have more important things going on."


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Friday, June 19, 2009

GISELE BUNCHDEN IS PREGNANT

GISELE BUNCHDEN IS PREGNANT

* people.com


Gisele Bündchen is expecting and "ecstatic," sources tell PEOPLE. She is due early next year. Speculation has grown since pictures showing the supermodel in Brazil this week surfaced showing what seems to be a perceptible bump. Bündchen and New England Patriots quarterback husband Tom Brady were married twice this Spring – first in a ceremony in Los Angeles Feb. 26, then exchanging vows before friends in early April at Bündchen's Costa Rica home. "Gisele will be an excellent mother," a source tells PEOPLE. "She's always wanted kids." Reps for Bündchen reached by PEOPLE for confirmation refused to comment.“Family is everything," Bündchen, who turns 29 next month, told PEOPLE last month. "I think family is the base to everything. I think that is one of the things I’m most grateful for. I have a lot to be grateful for but I think that's definitely number one.” Another source close to the couple says, "You know Gisele and Tom are just enjoying themselves, being married and just doing their thing ... Gisele has been talking about it with friends. She says she's ready for a family." This is her first child; Brady has a son, John, with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.

*STORY FROM people.com

$134 BILLION SEIZED AT SWISS BORDER

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2270726/posts

Billions in US bonds seized in smuggling operation ( Italian - Swiss border )

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| June 12, 2009 10:49 am | Ed Morrissey

Posted on Friday, June 12, 2009 6:35:25 PM by Ernest_at_the_Beach

For those who love a mystery, this story has more than one. Italian authorities seized more than $130 billion in bonds from two Japanese nationals as they presumably prepared to cross the border into Switzerland. No one can tell at the moment whether the bonds are genuine or counterfeit:

Italy’s financial police (Guardia italiana di Finanza) has seized US bonds worth US 134.5 billion from two Japanese nationals at Chiasso (40 km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland. They include 249 US Federal Reserve bonds worth US$ 500 million each, plus ten Kennedy bonds and other US government securities worth a billion dollar each.

Italian authorities have not yet determined whether they are real or fake, but if they are real the attempt to take them into Switzerland would be the largest financial smuggling operation in history; if they are fake, the matter would be even more mind-boggling because the quality of the counterfeit work is such that the fake bonds are undistinguishable from the real ones.

What caught the policemen’s attention were the billion dollar securities. Such a large denomination is not available in regular financial and banking markets. Only states handle such amounts of money.

First mystery: why has this gone almost completely unnoticed this week? Asia Times reported it first, and it was confirmed by the Italian news agency Adnkronos and Business Insider, the only American media outlet to take an interest so far. Adnkronos doesn’t include the story in its English-language service, however; I had to Babelfish the webpage to be sure it confirmed Asia Times. Wouldn’t the discovery of $134.5 billion in American bonds in a false bottom of a suitcase smuggled through Italy into Switzerland seem a bit newsworthy in the US?

Second mystery: Are the bonds real? If so, how did the two Japanese travelers get their hands on so much convertible cash? As the Asia Times report mentions, the denominations involved are usually used in state-to-state transactions. They would have had to steal them from a government — or perhaps a government gave them the bonds to convert in secret, covered by the Swiss insistence on secrecy in banking.

Third mystery: If the bonds are counterfeits, then how many more high-quality counterfeit US bonds are floating around Asia and Europe? Who is funding their creation, and why? Counterfeits on this scale would affect bond prices and weaken the dollar. North Korea has attempted low-rent counterfeiting of $100 bills, which the UN helped hide for a while, but this seems beyond their capabilities — and potentially a lot more destructive to the US. It would take quite a bit of support to counterfeit state-to-state bonds, almost certainly requiring some governmental involvement.

Hopefully, the press follows up on this case. I love a good mystery, but this one needs to get solved ASAP.


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Thursday, June 18, 2009

North Korea threatens Nuclear war If US boards ship

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/18/military-tracking-north-korean-ship-suspected-proliferating-weapons-material/

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

First Post

Hello it's 6/17/09 My first post. I hope to use this blog as a way of letting people know what's going on in the World, Country and Boston area. It's just an idea I hope it can work. I seem to have a knack for finding information quickly so maybe I can use to help people out and save people some money.

Kid Frank