Archive for May 2011
It now appears imminent that the return of the NHL to Winnipeg, Manitoba is only days if not hours away. There are reports that the big news conference everybody in The Peg has feverishly been waiting for will happen this week. About time, true sports fans in Winnipeg have been sitting on pins and needles long enough.
Let it happen!
And when it does happen, what will the new NHL franchise in our true northern city be named? It is starting to sound like the name Jets may be left by the wayside. The new owners, Mark Chipman and David Thomson want to start fresh with a new name. Well I am putting forward my ideas on a new Nickname for our city and provinces new NHL squad.
The Jets was a great name, as I am an aviation buff. And the name just sounds better than Maple Leafs or Canucks.
The Jets last WHA championship in 1979.
On with the new suggestions.
As this spring has proved again, Manitoba has unruly rivers. So how about this name?
A great senior hockey team played in this city years ago named The Winnipeg Warriors. The problem with this name is there is a very large Aboriginal street gang in the North End with the same name. They may sue for copyright infringement.
The Winnipeg Warriors
There have been sightings of cougars in Manitoba over the past few years. And it is cold and snowy in Manitoba.
The Manitoba SnowCats
Sticking to the cold weather theme for Manitoba.
Winnipeg WindChill Factor
There have been alleged sightings of a beast in Lake Manitoba over the years.
Lake Manitoba Manipogo Monsters
The name Falcons has been bandied about recently. The Winnipeg Falcons from years past won an Olympic Gold in ice hockey back in 1920. It was Canada’s first ice hockey gold. But lets enhance that name a bit.
Winnipeg Fighting Falcons
Manitoba has a major problem with suicidal deer charging into vehicles on the roads.
Manitoba has more hogs than people. Giant hog farms everywhere. Lately a lot of them have been burning down though. But to celebrate our loud swine this would be a good name. To anybody who has ever walked in a hog barn at feeding time, these critters can scream.
Manitoba Screaming Hogs
Being one of the smaller cities in the NHL, Winnipeg will have to be audacious and fearless to be successful. In other words Cocky!
A storied militia calls Winnipeg home. Great historical reserve army unit. They played a decisive factor in the Riel Rebellion.
The Winnipeg Rifles
Manitoba is one of the few places in the world where the Grizzly Bear and Polar Bear can cross paths. Grizzlies have been reported on the Manitoba Nunavut border. If these 2 species of bear would copulate and have hybrid offspring. A very nasty bear would be the result.
The Winnipeg Grizzolar Bears
There have been dozens of Sasquatch reports in Manitoba over the years. And the Manitoba Squatches are described by the hopefully sober eyewitnesses, as being very big. And if these Bigfeet would get ornery it could be a bad scene.
Manitoba Sasquatch Attack
Okay Mr. Chipman and Mr. Thomason, lets pick a fine name that everybody will be proud of.
Some of the most sophisticated aircraft and weapons systems ever developed by the United States were tested at Area 51 in Nevada. The top-secret base is located about 90 miles north of Las Vegas. A couple new photos have emerged recently showing tests conducted on a prototype of the A-12 reconnaissance aircraft.
This strange set-up was constructed to test the radar signature of the A-12.
When the Russian spy satellites took pictures of this upside down aircraft the Soviet generals must have wondered, “what in the hell are those Americans up to now?”
After some major tinkering the A-12 eventually evolved into the SR-71 Blackbird.
Did our supreme law makers actually have to deliberate on this for hours?
Actually 3 members of the highbrow court thought it would be okay to take advantage of the lady below.
OTTAWA—The Supreme Court has ruled that an unconscious woman can’t give consent to sex.
In a 6-3 decision Friday, the court restored the sexual-assault conviction of a man who performed an unwanted sex act on his female partner in 2007.
The case involves a woman — who can only be identified as K.D. because of a publication ban — who was choked unconscious by her common-law spouse. When she awoke, she found herself bound and being penetrated with a sex toy.
The woman told police that she consented to the asphyxiation, but not the subsequent sexual activity. She later recanted. Her evidence at trial was described by the judge as a “typical cross-examination of a recanting complainant in a domestic matter.”
The man was originally convicted at trial of sexual assault but that was overturned by the Ontario Court of Appeal in a 2-1 split decision.
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for the majority, said a person must be conscious during sexual activity to give consent.
“Our task on this appeal is to determine whether the Criminal Code defines consent as requiring a conscious, operating mind throughout the sexual activity,” she wrote.
“I conclude that the code makes it clear that an individual must be conscious throughout the sexual activity in order to provide the requisite consent.
The Homicide rate in Winnipeg this year is 100% higher than this time last year. The last homicide happened at that bastion of civility in downtown Winnipeg, the St. Regis Hotel. That hotel should be forced to shut down its bar. It attracts down and out Aboriginal people who get drunk, and then some get violent, and the situation makes the Smith Street and Portage Avenue area a very dangerous place to be.
It was Oprah Winfrey’s last show today. A sad day for millions. Oprah gave empowerment to millions of disenfranchised women and tens of thousands of men. To be who you feel you ought to be. Which books to read, the best weight loss programs and the far-flung chance to win a free car or free vacation with Oprah herself.
A look back at some memorable Oprah moments.
Oprah Stuns Audience With Free Man Giveaway
CHICAGO—The season premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show unleashed a surprise for viewers Monday, when host Winfrey presented her studio audience with an unexpected gift: eligible men.
“Everybody gets a man! Everybody gets a man!” said Winfrey, almost drowned out by cries of disbelief as 276 men, one for every member of the studio audience, filed onto the Oprah set.
Hoping to top last year’s season-debut surprise, when members of the studio audience received free cars, Winfrey watched elated as the men knelt before their awestruck new mates and delivered gallant kisses and professions of undying affection.
“Signed, sealed, delivered… they’re yours!” Winfrey said.
Hand-picked by Winfrey and her staff, the men range in age from 29 to 63 and were described by assistant producer Sally Heffernan-Ross as “great catches” with semi-professional to professional careers and stable personalities.
“Oprah showed it can happen: You can get that man of your dreams, or at least of your minimal expectations,” Heffernan-Ross said.
The men, dressed in fresh chinos and polo shirts and bearing single red roses and gift baskets from Bath & Body Works, emerged moments after audience members were instructed to reach beneath their chairs, where they found inlaid boxes containing keys.
The keys, Winfrey explained, unlocked the doors to the men’s individual domiciles.
“He’s yours! He’s completely yours!” Winfrey said to one speechless young woman who appeared stunned by what was going on around her. Assuring “no months of awkward dating” or “questions over who’s going to make the first move,” Winfrey said her man giveaway had totally eliminated the guesswork of romance.
The men Winfrey gave away are guaranteed to enjoy snuggling, to find the few extra pounds gained over time “cute,” and to have read at least three books by the poet Maya Angelou.
“Oh, I love Maya,” said one of the giveaway men, 32-year-old electrical engineer Doug Jefferson, who also enjoys warm, comfy sweaters. “I think she’s very brave. Heck, I love poetry in general. Who doesn’t?”
Winfrey had to reassure several of the more timid studio-audience members.
“Don’t worry, ladies, they won’t be going anywhere,” Winfrey said. “Kiss him! Give his behind a little squeeze! It’s okay—he’s your man!”
Oprah celebrates with Stacy Feuerbach of Downers Grove, IL, who was given Daniel Berenbaum (left).
The seven audience members who declined their men, saying that they were too insecure about their weight to feel confident in a romantic relationship, were instead treated to all-expenses-paid weekends at the Omni Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Oprah Celebrates 20,000th Pound Lost.
Oprah Invites Hundreds Of Lucky Fans To Be Buried With Her In Massive Tomb
Oprah Viewers Patiently Awaiting Instructions
The Almighty Black P. Stone Nation (often abbreviated BPSN or BPS) is a Chicago-based street gang estimated to have more than 30,000 members. The gang was originally formed in the late 1950s as a civil rights organization called the “Blackstone Rangers.” In later years, an Islamic faction of the gang emerged, naming themselves the “El Rukn tribe of the Moorish Science Temple of America” (or simply El Rukn). The Blackstone Rangers’ founder and ‘religious leader’ is Abdullah-Malik (born Jeff Fort). The BPSN finances itself through a wide array of criminal activities and are part of the large Chicago gang alliance known as the People Nation.
The Black P. Stones originated, and is based, in the South Side of Chicago in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Their main rivals are the Gangster Disciples (GD), and to a lesser degree, the Black Disciples (BD).
Rivals include the entire Folk Nation alliance and white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and Aryan Brotherhood. Their allies are the Vice Lords, Latin Kings and other People Nation gangs, Black Separatist groups, Zulu Nation, the Five Percenters, and Los Zetas. There are 7 BPS branches in Chicago: Gangster Stones, Jet Black Stones, Rubinite Stones, Familia Stones,Corner Stones, and Black P. Stones. All these branches have many factions.
The Blackstone Rangers were founded at the St. Charles Institution for Troubled Youth by Jeff Fort and Eugene Hairston as a community organization for black youth in the Woodlawn area of South Chicago. In the 1960s they evolved into one of the most dangerous and powerful gangs in Chicago. Fort seized upon the gang’s changed mission, renaming it the Black P. Stone Nation. He transformed the BPS into a black nationalistic group, and continued to involve the gang in street crime and drug trafficking.
BPSN founding member Eugene Hairston was incarcerated on drug charges on June 6, 1966, and Fort was arrested for mismanagement of government grants totaling $927,000 from the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity in March 1972. Fort was released in the early 1980s, but was later re-incarcerated on drug charges. At some time in the 1980s, Fort converted to Islam and imbued the BPS with Islamic overtones. It was then that he adopted the name of Abdullah-Malik and the rank of “caliph.” Following meetings during 1986 with Libyan operatives from Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi’s government, Fort was charged with buying weapons to commit terrorist acts on behalf of the Libyan government.
While Abdullah-Malik continues to exercise considerable influence over the BPSN from prison, the various Black Stones splinter groups suffer from rampant infighting without a clear leader. There are two major groups that have split with the BPSN. The Mickey Cobras were supporters of Mickey Cogwell, a co-founder of BPS killed by Jeff Fort. The Titanic Stones were supporters of Eugene Hairston who had a falling-out with Fort.
The Black P. Stone Nation now has a strong Islamic character, which can be attributed to the Moorish Science Temple of America. BPS first started to embrace Islam in the late 1970s when Jeff Fort was released from prison and changed his name. He also renamed the Black P. Stones as El Rukn. El Rukn adopted their Islamic principles from the Moorish Science Temple – also the forerunner of black Muslim groups such as the Nation of Islam and the Five Percenters. They take inspiration from the historic black African Moors who came from north and west Africa and conquered Iberia in the Middle Ages, and who were fundamentalist Muslims.
Even though Abdullah-Malik created an Islamic identity for BPS, nowadays that ideological underpinning is not solid. Although a significant number of Stones are Muslims, Islam now has little to do with the organization’s day-to-day operations. The vast spreading of chapters throughout the United States has served to dilute any Islamic identity. Many Chicago based and influenced BPS in the Midwest, East Coast, and in the South embrace Islam, but just as many do not (especially BPS Bloods/Black Stone West). BPS Bloods/Black Stone West does not embrace Islam as it emerged in 1969, before Fort overhauled the mainstream BPS organization.
The Fort-Hairston schism left a significant number of groups adhering to Hairston’s principles, and thus have no religious character. Belief in Islam is in many cases a prerogative of individual members. Most ‘Stones’ in the South don’t personally acknowledge Islam, but many on the East Coast do, and in Chicago more than a quarter of BPS is Muslim. Islam has also brought negative attention from federal law enforcement because of BPS’s ties to domestic and international Islamic terrorism. There were declared a threat to homeland security after the September 11 attacks. El Rukn has virtually no street presence any longer, with the religious/political body of the BPSN now existing as the Masjid Al Kabah under Abdullah-Malik and his Islamic clergy.
The tragic deaths in the states of Missouri and Oklahoma again bring to the forefront the deadly power of tornadoes. 120 fatalities in Joplin, Missouri alone is one of the worst tornado disasters in U.S. history. Being prepared for these twisting devils is a major priority in the states that get hit hardest.
The mayor of Oklahoma City was on the radio today and said building codes in his city make it mandatory for new homes to build underground tornado shelters in garages. So if there is ample warning and the tornado sirens are howling, people will have time to get into the shelters.
If there are marital problems a guy could grab a little TV and some refreshments and head down there to wait until peace terms are offered.
Preacher now says end of the world will happen in 5 months
By Kim Hutcherson, CNN
(CNN) – Harold Camping is sticking to his apocalyptic guns.
In his first radio broadcast since his doomsday prediction failed to pan out in a spectacularly public fashion, the California preacher insisted his was an error of interpretation, not fact.
What’s more, he has another calculation for the day the world will end – October 21, 2011.
Camping had kept a low-profile since Saturday, the day he had forecast for the return of Jesus Christ to Earth. He and his devoted followers have been warning for months that on May 21, a select 2% to 3% of the world’s population would be taken to heaven. Those left behind would face months of tribulation before perishing in the Earth’s destruction, which Camping said would happen on October 21.
This is the basis for his new prediction, which Camping claims is not new at all. He told listeners on his Family Radio broadcast Monday that God is “loving and merciful,” and had decided not to punish the humanity with five months of destruction.
But he maintains that the end of the world is still coming.
“We’ve always said October 21 was the day,” Camping said during his show. “The only thing we didn’t understand was the spirituality of May 21. We’re seeing this as a spiritual thing happening rather than a physical thing happening. The timing, the structure, the proofs, none of that has changed at all.”
However, Camping said his group would not be mounting another advertising push. In the months leading up to May 21, Family Radio billboards popped up across the country, warning that the end was near.
“We’re not going to be passing out tracts,” Camping said. “We’re not going to put up any more billboards. We’re not going to be advertising in any way. The world has been warned. We did our little share and the media picked it up. But now the world has been told, it’s under judgment.”
Camping founded Family Radio, a nonprofit Christian radio network based in Oakland, California, with about 65 stations across the country, in 1958. It received $80 million in contributions between 2005 and 2009.
He first inaccurately predicted the world would end in 1994. Despite his poor track record, he has gathered many followers. Some gave up their homes, entire life savings and their jobs because they believe the world is ending.
Reporters who were allowed to ask questions during the broadcast Monday pressed Camping on this issue, but he would not admit that he bore any blame for his followers’ predicaments.
“I don’t have any responsibility. I’m only teaching the Bible. I’m telling … this is what the Bible says. I don’t have spiritual rule over anybody … except my wife as the head of the household.”