Kentucky Derby Stretch Runs

With the Kentucky Derby happening on this Saturday, I thought it would be nice to profile some of the famous stretch runs in recent derby history. My favotire races always occur when a horse comes from the back of the pack and chases down the front runners.

It brings back memories of my near hit on a Superfecta that would have paid over $20k on a $2 dollar bet. I had the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 5 place finishers. If only Point Given could have gotten up to 4th place, I would have won mega bucks.

Enjoy the video below.

In this year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby, let’s take the filly Devil May Care to win, Dublin to place and Lookin at Lucky to show. I think Lucky may end up being the best horse of the group, however his starting position is horrible in such a huge field.

Don’t bet on my picks and expect to win, as I haven’t won the derby in several years!

~Boo~

 

Good news to know that the truth will always out—even when you’re Barack Obama.

“Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress” is a FOXNews story by Ed Barnes. In short, “While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president.”

The charity was the Joyce Foundation on whose board of directors Obama served and which gave nearly $1.1 million in two separate grants that were “instrumental in developing and launching the privately-owned Chicago Climate Exchange, which now calls itself “North America’s only cap and trade system for all six greenhouse gases, with global affiliates and projects worldwide.”

And that’s only the beginning of this tawdry tale, Mr. Barnes.

The “privately-owned” Chicago Climate Exchange is heavily influenced by Obama cohorts Al Gore and Maurice Strong.

For years now Strong and Gore have been cashing in on that lucrative cottage industry known as man-made global warming.

Strong is on the board of directors of the Chicago Climate Exchange, Wikipedia-described as “the world’s first and North America’s only legally binding greenhouse gas emission registry reduction system for emission sources and offset projects in North America and Brazil.”

Gore, self-proclaimed Patron Saint of the Environment, buys his carbon off-sets from himself—the Generation Investment Management LLP, “an independent, private, owner-managed partnership established in 2004 with offices in London and Washington, D.C., of which he is both chairman and founding partner. The Generation Investment Management business has considerable influence over the major carbon credit trading firms that currently exist, including the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Strong, the silent partner, is a man whose name often draws a blank on the Washington cocktail circuit. Even though a former Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the much hyped Rio Earth Summit) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations in the days of an Oil-for-Food beleaguered Kofi Annan, the Canadian born Strong is little known in the United States. That’s because he spends most of his time in China where he he has been working to make the communist country the world’s next superpower. The nondescript Strong, nonetheless is the big cheese in the underworld of climate change and is one of the main architects of the failing Kyoto Protocol.

Full credit for the expose on the business partnership of Strong and Gore in the cap-and-trade reduction scheme should go to the investigative acumen of the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR).

The tawdry tale of the top two global warming gurus in the business world goes all the way back to Earth Day, April 17, 1995 when the future author of “An Inconvenient Truth” travelled to Fall River, Massachusetts, to deliver a green sermon at the headquarters of Molten Metal Technology Inc. (MMTI). MMTI was a firm that proclaimed to have invented a process for recycling metals from waste. Gore praised the Molten Metal firm as a pioneer in the kind of innovative technology that can save the environment, and make money for investors at the same time.

“Gore left a few facts out of his speech that day,” wrote EIR. “First, the firm was run by Strong and a group of Gore intimates, including Peter Knight, the firm’s registered lobbyist, and Gore’s former top Senate aide.”

(Fast-forward to the present day and ask yourself why it is that every time someone picks up another Senate rock, another serpent comes slithering out).

“Second, the company had received more than $25 million in U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research and development grants, but had failed to prove that the technology worked on a commercial scale. The company would go on to receive another $8 million in federal taxpayers’ cash, at that point, its only source of revenue.

“With Al Gore’s Earth Day as a Wall Street calling card, Molten Metal’s stock value soared to $35 a share, a range it maintained through October 1996. But along the way, DOE scientists had balked at further funding. When in March 1996, corporate officers concluded that the federal cash cow was about to run dry, they took action: Between that date and October 1996, seven corporate officers—including Maurice strong—sold off $15.3 million in personal shares in the company, at top market value. On Oct. 20, 1996—a Sunday—the company issued a press release, announcing for the first time, that DOE funding would be vastly scaled back, and reported the bad news on a conference call with stockbrokers.

“On Monday, the stock plunged by 49%, soon landing at $5 a share. By early 1997, furious stockholders had filed a class action suit against the company and its directors. Ironically, one of the class action lawyers had tangled with Maurice strong in another insider trading case, involving a Swiss company called AZL Resources, chaired by Strong, who was also a lead shareholder. The AZL case closely mirrored Molten Metal, and in the end, Strong and the other AZL partners agreed to pay $5 million to dodge a jury verdict, when eyewitness evidence surfaced of Strong’s role in scamming the value of the company stock up into the stratosphere, before selling it off.

In 1997, Strong went on to accept from Tongsun Park, who was found guilty of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, $1 million from Saddam Hussein, which was invested in Cordex Petroleum Inc., a company he owned with his son, Fred.

These are the leaders in the Man-made Global Warming Movement, who three years later were to be funded by the man who was to become President of the United States of America.

If we follow the time line on where Obama was during the funding of the Chicago Climate Exchange, he was still a professor at the University of Chicago Law School teaching constitutional law, with his law license becoming inactive a year later in 2002.

It may be interesting to note that the Chicago Climate Exchange in spite of its hype, is a veritable rat’s nest of cronyism. The largest shareholder in the Exchange is Goldman Sachs. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is its honorary chairman, The Joyce Foundation, which funded the Exchange also funded money for John Ayers’ Chicago School Initiatives. John is the brother of William Ayers.

What a flap when it was discovered that the senator from Chicago had nursed on Saul Alinsky’s milk, had his political career launched at a coffee party held by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and sat for 20 years, uncomplaining in front of the “God-dam-America pulpit of resentment-challenged Jeremiah Wright.

Folk were naturally outraged that the empty suit who would go on to become TOTUS was spawned from such anti-American activism.

But the media should have been hollering, “Stop Thief!” instead.

The same Chicago Climate Exchange promoting public rip-off was funded by Obama before he was POTUS.

Even as man-made global warming is being exposed as a money-generating hoax, Obama is working feverishly to push the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme through Congress.

Obama was never the character he created for himself in the fairy-tale version in “Dreams of My Father”. He’s the agent of Change and Hope for cohorts making money down at the Chicago Climate Exchange.

The Barbarians are pushing at the gate of the Global Warming fraud, and to borrow a line from children playing Hide and Seek, Here they come, ready or not!

~CFP~

 

Obama and His Goldman Sachs Connection

While President Obama assails the culture of greed and recklessness practiced by the men of Goldman Sachs, his administration is infested with them. The White House can no more disown Government Sachs than Da Boss–in–chief can disown Chicago politics.

Obama is headed to Wall Street on Thursday to demand “financial regulatory reform” — just as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed civil suit against Goldman Sachs for mortgage-related fraud. Question the timing? Darn tootin’. There are no coincidences in the perpetually orchestrated Age of O. Everyone from disgraced former New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer to analysts at the Brookings Institution and Barclays Capital to the GOP leadership and Rush Limbaugh has noted the reeking political opportunism in the air.

As the New York Post reported Tuesday, the Democratic National Committee immediately bought ads on Google that direct web surfers who type in “Goldman Sachs SEC” to Obama’s fundraising site. “It’s time to hold the big banks accountable,” the money-grubbing DNC message bellows. But just like his crony-capitalist predecessor, George W. Bush, Obama has relied on Goldman Sachs and Wall Street power brokers to engineer massive government interventions to “rescue” failing businesses with the tax dollars of ordinary Americans.

While irony-challenged Democratic candidates such as mob-linked banker Alexi Giannoulias in Illinois (who hopes to fill Obama’s old Senate seat) call on Republicans to return their fat-cat Goldman Sachs donations, the Democrats are silent on the $994,795 in Goldman Sachs campaign cash that Obama bagged. The class-warfare Dems are also mum on all the president’s Goldman Sachs men sitting in the catbird seat:

Goldman Sachs partner Gary Gensler is Obama’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission head. He was confirmed despite heated congressional grilling over his role, as Reuters described it, “as a high-level Treasury official in a 2000 law that exempted the $58 trillion credit default swap market from oversight. The financial instruments have been blamed for amplifying global financial turmoil.” Gensler said he was sorry — hey, it worked for tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner — and was quickly installed to guard the henhouse.

Goldman Sachs kept White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on a $3,000 monthly retainer while he worked as Clinton’s chief fundraiser, as first reported by Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney. The financial titans threw in another $50,000 to become the Clinton primary campaign’s top funder. Emanuel received nearly $80,000 in cash from Goldman Sachs during his four terms in Congress — investments that have reaped untold rewards, as Emanuel assumed a leading role championing the trillion-dollar TARP banking-bailout law.

Former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson serves under Geithner as his top deputy and overseer of TARP bailout — $10 billion of which went to Goldman Sachs. Left-leaning government watchdog Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington responded: “It makes it appear that they are saying one thing and doing another.” Paul Blumenthal of the Sunlight Foundation noted that, while at Goldman Sachs, Patterson lobbied against the executive-pay limits that Obama had crusaded for as senator (this was, of course, before his administration carved out exemptions for AIG). While Patterson agreed to recuse himself on any Goldman Sachs–related issues or policy concerns, Blumenthal wrote, it “still creates a serious conflict for Geithner, as Treasury is being partly managed by a former Goldman lobbyist. Geithner is also placed in a tough position considering that his chief of staff is limited in the areas in which he can work (supposedly).”

Obama’s close hometown crony, campaign-finance chief and senior adviser Penny Pritzker, was head of Superior Bank of Chicago, a subprime specialist that went bust in 2001, leaving more than 1,400 people stripped of their savings after bank officials falsified profit reports. Pritzker’s lawyer at O’Melveny and Myers, Tom Donilon, is now Obama’s deputy national-security adviser. He earned just shy of $4 million representing her and other high-profile meltdown clients including Goldman Sachs.

White House National Economic Council head Larry Summers reaped nearly $2.8 million in speaking fees from many of the major financial institutions and government-bailout recipients he now polices, including JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs. A single speech to Goldman Sachs in April 2008 brought in $135,000. Summers had prior experience negotiating government-sponsored bailouts that benefit private concerns. In 1995, he spearheaded a $40 billion bailout of the Mexican peso that bypassed Congress. Summers personally leaned on the International Monetary Fund to provide nearly $18 billion for the package. Summers’s boss, then–secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin, was former co-chairman of Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs — the Mexican government’s investment banking firm of choice.

Rubin continues to mentor another former employee of his with regular visits and chats — Treasury Secretary Geithner, who as head of the New York Federal Reserve pushed bailed-out insurance conglomerate AIG to cover up sweetheart deals for investment banks that benefited, you guessed it, Goldman Sachs.

~Michelle Malkin

 

Our Presidents “Many” SSI Numbers

I found this on www.jonchristianryter.com and then did some research to find its all true. Really? Today? The times we live in and Our own President doesnt have a legit SSI number? To me, this just proves that He is not “our” commander nor chief. Please read the article and do some research and decide for yourself.

If a friend or acquaintance posed the question: “Who uses someone else’s Social Security number?” how would you answer them? (I was going to say who uses a phony Social Security number, but since Uncle Sam is now recycling Social Security numbers because they are close to running out of them, just about any combination of numbers you put together today will be someone’s Social Security number.) Most likely the first thought that would come to your mind when asked that question would be: “An illegal alien.” Second would be someone intent on committing identity fraud, since having access to a person’s name and Social Security number is like getting the key to their assets. That’s why identify theft is a class C felony. Class C felonies, depending on the State in which the crime is committed, carries prison sentences from 10 up to 40 years. In other words, using someone else’s Social Security number in order to conceal your own identity or lack of standing as a citizen, is a serious crime although most illegal aliens who are caught using someone else’s Social Security number are simply deported.

But what do you do if the guy living in the White House uses Social Security number 042-68-XXXX that was actually issued in the State of Connecticut between 1977 and 1979 to an individual who was born in 1890? Interestingly, the SSN does not appear in the Social Security death index and now has two dates of birth tied to it: Aug. 4, 1961 and the year 1890. As a US Senator, this man used an entirely different Social Security number—282-90-XXXX. It should have been pretty easy for the federal government’s paymaster to flag this one since this is the best known person in America. The latter Social Security number was used by Sen. Barack Hussein Obama and the former one was used by Obama when he moved to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. No one in the federal government or, for that matter, in the Social Security Administration seemed to notice the slight discrepancy. A guy with the same name in the Oval Office and the Hart Office Building were using different SSN numbers? Is there a bureaucrat anywhere in Washington, DC who thinks there are two Barack Obama’s running around Washington? Okay. It’s possible. But, not in the US government—one in the Senate and one in the White House. If there was, everyone in the country would know that. But I guess it would be possible to have “name coincidence” in the District. But, how about 27 of them all named Barack Hussein Obama? That’s not like being named John Smith where you have a couple dozen in every phone book in America.

Or that his wife, Michelle Obama, who is a natural born US citizen, has used at least four false SSNs? One of the four numbers she uses, is 282-88-XXXX. This is the SSN number she uses in the White House and it is likely her original SSN (even though she was using 350-60-XXXX when she lived at 5046 Greenwood Avenue in Chicago in Aug. of 2005, some three years or more before taking up residency in the White House). The earliest records found on the 350-SS number by Ohio private investigator Susan Elizabeth Daniels, who was hired by Dr. Orly Taitz, Esq. was dated 2005. Also hired by Taitz to ferret out the SSNs used by Obama was Mission Hills, CA private investigator Neil Sankey who formerly served as a detective for Scotland Yard before becoming a naturalized citizen of the United States. Taitz is challenging Barack Obama’s constitutional right to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. And while court after court has refused to force Obama to produce his original long form birth certificate to verify that he was born in the United States and is constitutionally qualifies to hold the office of President, in her lawsuit, Civil Action 10-151, filed on Mar. 22, 2010, Taitz is pushing the issue and is not likely to give up until Obama produces his birth certificate or admits he has none. Her current case, Civil Action 10-151 is being heard by Presiding Judge Royce Lamberth, US District Court for the District of Columbia. Taitz filed a motion to allow a Quo Warranto proceeding. Quo warranto is been suppressed at the federal level (and in most States) because it forces politicians to answer to the people for acts they commit while in office (by forcing the politician to show by what authority they acted as they did.) It is a “citizens’ remedy” under the 9th Amendment. It allows the people to use the Constitution against the politician who has committed a breach of public trust. As I said, it is for that reason that few State courts allow its application as well—it simply empowers the people too much. That danged old Constitution just keeps getting in the way of those trying to govern. Must be why the social progressives are trying so hard to get rid of it.

In December, 1981, when Congress passed the Omnibus Reconciliation Act to restore minimum benefits under the Social Security Act of 1981, it added a provision that made it a federal felony for anyone to “…willfully, knowingly, and with intent to deceive the Commissioner of Social Security as to his true identity (or the true identity of any other person) [furnish] or cause to be furnished false information to the Commissioner of Social Security with respect to any information required by the Commissioner of Social Security in connection with the establishment and maintenance of records provided for in section 405(c)(2) of this title.” In other words, when you appropriate, for personal use, someone else’s Social Security number—even if the SSN-owner is now deceased, the wrongful use of that number is a felony.

In her lawsuit, Taitz also alleges “…a predicate act under RICO.” In addition to the purported improper use of Social Security cards not assigned to him, Taitz alleges that her case, Lightfoot v Bowen, was erased from the docket of the Supreme Court, suggesting to her, “…aiding and abetting in commission of fraud and a corrupt organization with a common scheme to defraud the country.” She continued that “…[on] Oct. 1, 2009 Sidharth Velamoor, attorney for Perkins Coie, Obama’s defense firm, where Robert Bauer, White House Chief Counsel, is a partner, was hired as a clerk for Judge David O. Carter. Shortly after Valamoor was hired by Carter, Carter decided he no longer had jurisdiction to hear Barnett et al Obama et al, which dealt with Obama’s illegitimacy to presidency. Those actions suggest improper influence on the federal judge in an effort to affect the outcome of the litigation. These facts suggest violation of the civil rights of Taitz, an attorney on the case, and her clients under 42 USC 1983, which constitutes a predicate act of RICO.”

Taitz further argued that Obama “…has no right to privacy or expectation of privacy in his use of multiple Social Security numbers issued in other States, where he never resided, as well as numbers never assigned.” Taitz is seeking a Writ of Mandamus to force the complete disclosure of the application for SSN 042-68-4425, the SSN Obama is currently using as chief executive of the nation. Did Obama simply appropriate its use, or did someone do him a political favor and actually assign the number to him? What makes me believe that someone in the Social Security Administration, or at least somewhere in the bureaucracy, helped him is that Obama is using a few Social Security numbers that have never been issued to anyone. Those numbers are worth a small fortune to someone needing a clean SSN that has never been used. When you have a Manchurian Candidate you are dressing up to play the role of the nation’s chief executive, you have to make sure he has all the trappings he needs to fool the people. That’s why there’s such a brisk business at the US-Mexico border for green cards, social security cards and drivers’ licenses. It’s the paperwork trifecta every illegal needs to survive in the United States. When you want to work in the United States without bothering to apply for a work visa or citizenship, you do the next best thing—you find an ID vendor. And, you can’t find this guy in the Yellow Pages.

When Obama arrived in Jackson, New Jersey, he used SSN 485-40-5154, which was issued in 1954-55, in Iowa, to Lucille Ballantyne. Ballantyne was born on Dec. 22, 1912 and died on Sept. 13, 1998. It appears that three people are using 350-60-2302. Daniels tied the card to Michelle Obama. Sankey linked it to Barack Obama. Both Obamas and whomever the original SSN holder’s was are attached to that number. What is most interesting is that among the 39 social security cards that Sankey and Daniels discovered linked to the Obama family SSNs for Obama, his wife and his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, none of them were issued in Hawaii, which in itself, according to Taitz, is evidence of Obama’s foreign birth. Since all you need to get a social security card is a birth certificate and one other form of ID, one wonders why, since Obama claims he has his original, long form birth certificate, it appears he has gone through his entire life using Social Security cards which formerly belonged to someone else.

Obama’s lawyers attempted to quash Taitz’s Sua Sponte motion. On Thursday, April 15 Judge Lamberth denied the motion by Obama’s lawyers to kill the lawsuit, and in particular, this section of her filing. Dr. Taitz, the president of the Defend Our Freedoms Foundation, is both a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Doctor of Dental Surgery. She has fought constitutional and civil liberties violations of over 200 US citizens—the most pressing and demanding of which is the answer to a simple question: is Barack Hussein Obama constitutionally eligible to serve as the President of the United States. Taitz noted that, at this time, over 100 legal actions have been filed all over the United States by some 13 licensed attorneys and numerous pro se plaintiffs, and in spite of 12 grand jury presentments and indictments, Obama has refused to provide any vital records to prove his eligibility to serve as the President based on Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution.

From birth until today, Obama claims allegiance and citizenship to three nations—none of which are the United States. He can claim joint citizenship in Kenya and Indonesia. England claims he owes allegiance to Great Britain. (Obama appears to feel he owes allegiance to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia whom former Manhattan borough president Percy Sutton claims footed the bill for Obama’s Harvard education. Was this the reason for Obama’s waist-deep bow to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia when they met shortly after Obama’s inauguration?)

In the first of the three parts of Civil Action 10-151, Taitz noted that as she attempted to represent her clients in her actions against Obama, she was subjected to vicious attacks from the media acting as regime official propaganda, from Obama supporters and from some members of the judiciary “…acting as tools to silence her and intimidate her into dropping her legal actions.” She further noted that “…[s]he was subjected to numerous death threats, tampering with her car when a fumes emission hose was disconnected and hot, combustible fumes were going back to the engine as she was driving her three children in the car.”

When her investigators produced evidence that Obama was, or had been, using multiple Social Security numbers, she filed a Freedom of Information Act request under 5 USC 552(b)(6). Her request was denied by Dawn S. Wiggins, Deputy Executive Director, Office of Privacy & Disclosure for the Social Security Administration. On the SSA website, Wiggins claims all applicants for a Social Security card must provide at least two documents to prove age, identity and US citizenship, or have a valid green card. I guess Obama thought the only two documents he needed were the birth announcements Obama’s grandmother placed in two Honolulu newspapers claiming he was born in that city when Stanley Ann Dunham called from Mombassa, Kenya to let her know that her grandson was just born at the Coast Provincial Hospital. Wiggins denied Taitz’s FOIA request because, she said, it would deny Obama his right to privacy. Taitz filed an appeal.

Taitz is seeking a Writ of Mandamus to force the Social Security Administration to produce Obama’s application for the Social Security number 042-68-4425. If the US District Court grants her wish it ‘s very likely the Social Security Administration will appeal Lamberth’s ruling to the appellate level in order to protect Obama’s privacy. The question is, without evidence from the Social Security Administration that Obama did not apply for that number, or that the Social Security Administration did not assign that number or the other 27 social security numbers he has used to him, will that court find, based on the number of SSNs he has used, that he simply appropriated them for his own use? Or will they cover their eyes and plug their ears and conclude that the world’s biggest SSN boondoggle in history had taken place?

Clearly, if the 28 Social Security numbers Obama uses, or has used during his lifetime, were appropriated by him for his personal use, a case can be made that he has committed multiple Class C felonies in order to conceal the fact that he does not possess a United States birth certificate. If that’s true, and the only Hawaiian birth certificate he possesses is a “Certification of Live Birth” from Hawaii (which was issued as a personal favor to him by Hawaiian Gov. Linda Lingle) rather than a Certificate of Live Birth that is accompanied by “eye witness signatures” which are affidavits of his birth in Honolulu, Hawaii on Aug. 4, 1961 rather than in Mombassa, Kenya on the same day. Then, even without the elusive long form Hawaiian birth certificate that appears not to exist, Obama could be forced to resign or be impeached and removed from office. The question remains unanswered whether or not he would be prosecuted. While it is unlikely, if he was prosecuted, would evidence that contests the legitimacy of every piece of legislation he signed as head-of-state, and every political appointment he made, be presented and reverse the legislative edicts of the worst presidency since John Adams attempted to give himself the powers of a king? I think the Social Progressives will sacrifice Obama in order to keep their agenda secure.

 

Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax bled to death on a street in Queens, N.Y., while at least 25 people walked past him. Tale-Yax had tried to stop a thug who was attacking a woman with a knife, and he got stabbed himself.

Surveillance video has revealed that one man took a cell phone photo of Tale-Yax and kept walking. Another shook him, seemed to notice that Tale-Yax was bleeding profusely, then kept going. Pairs of people stared at him, then went on their way.

What can explain this kind of inhumanity?

Social psychologists call it the “bystander effect.” It was first demonstrated in behavioral studies by John Darley and Bibb Latane in 1968. Their research was prompted by the case of 28-year-old Kitty Genovese, who was brutally raped and murdered in front of her Queens apartment building while 38 people witnessed the crime from the safety of their apartments — and did nothing to stop it.

The “bystander effect,” proven time and time again, asserts that in many emergency situations, any one bystander will do no more than other bystanders, and that all assume that someone else will intervene. The idea that no one else seems to be doing much causes a kind of anesthesia of our inborn, individual empathy.

I would add that the “bystander effect” may be fueled by a kind of paralyzing, instantaneous psychological denial. The unconscious may lead us to “opt out” of participating in situations that seem too dramatic and out of the ordinary — like waking dreams. “How could I be on my way for a cup of coffee and come across a man bleeding to death?” the mind may ask. “This must be an illusion or a set-up. It certainly isn’t part of my reality.”

Obviously, the “bystander effect” is the opposite of personal responsibility, autonomy and courage.

I think the “bystander effect” is more widespread than most people imagine. It happens in many families, in which one member is being hurt by another (whether through drug abuse or sexual abuse or emotional abuse), and no one does anything to stop it. It is the reason that bullies can pick on a student in school and not incur the wrath of the group.

Indeed, I believe the “bystander effect” can operate culture-wide, as a society watches, anesthetized, as it slowly bleeds to death in full view of its citizenry, while everyone believes that someone else will intervene. Perhaps the terrible tragedy of Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax is not only a window on how little we sometimes protect one another, but also how little we protect our very future as a nation.

 

In an amazing story of “Biblical” proportions a group of biblical archaeologists claim to have discovered remains of Noah’s Ark.

THE remains of Noah’s Ark have been discovered 13,000ft up a Turkish mountain, it has been claimed.

A group of Chinese and Turkish evangelical explorers say they have found wooden remains on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey.

They claim carbon dating proves the relics are 4,800 years old — around the same time the ark was said to be afloat.

He said the structure contained several compartments, some with wooden beams, that they believe were used to house animals.

The group of evangelical archaeologists ruled out an established human settlement on the grounds none have ever been found above 11,000ft in the vicinity, Yeung said.

Local Turkish officials will ask the central government in Ankara to apply for UNESCO World Heritage status so the site can be protected while a major archaeological dig is conducted.

The biblical story says that God decided to flood the Earth after seeing how corrupt it was.

He then told Noah to build an ark and fill it with two of every animal species.

After the flood waters receded, the Bible says, the ark came to rest on a mountain.

Many believe that Mount Ararat, the highest point in the region, is where the ark and her inhabitants ran aground.

Tim LaHaye, of the famous Left Behind series, wrote another biblical book called “The Secret on Ararat” in which a biblical archaeologist finds Noah’s Ark on Mount Ararat in Turkey.

Coincidence? Perhaps, but you never know.

~Boo~

 

For those of you, including me, that missed Erin Andrews outfit she wore during one of her Dancing With the Stars routines, check out the video below.

She is absolutely delicious.

She doesn’t look like any sports reporter that I have ever seen.

~Boo~

 

Bad Hot Tennis Players Ashley Harkleroad

Over the course of the next several days, Bad Gone Blog is going to profile one of the many “Bad Hot” female tennis players. Check back often to indulge yourself in their magnificent beauty.

The next “Bad Hot” female tennis player we are going to profile is Ashley Harkleroad.

The beautiful Miss Harkleroad was born in Rossville, Georgia on 5/02/85 and she currently resides in Los Angeles, California. She stands 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs 121 pounds. She is currently unranked in the WTA tour standings.

She is best known for her recent “spread” in the Playboy magazine. She has not had a lot of success throughout her tennis careet, but her great looks have more than compensated her lack of tennis success.

Check out her sexy body and gorgeous face in the pictures below and you will realize why she is on our list of “Bad Hot” tennis players (by clicking on the pictures a full sized version will open for more pleasurable viewing). Also be sure to check out her video clip below her pictures. :)

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Be sure to check out our other “Bad Hot” tennis player profiles Ana Ivanovic, Maria Sharapova, Maria Kirilenko, Elena Dementieva, Tatiana Golovin, Alona Bondarenko, Gisela Dulko, Nicole Vadisova, Victoria Azarenka, Dominika Cibulkova and Simona Halep.

Now that we have our first Playboy model tennis player, thanks to Miss Harkleroad, I believe we need to see more of our tennis hotties in the magazine.

Check back often for a new “Bad Hot” tennis profile with pictures and video for your viewing pleasure.

~Boo~

 




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