Florida Suicide a wake up Call

There is an alarming story out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida which you could say is only the next step in online sharing. A 19-year-old Broward college student committed suicide by taking a drug overdose in front of a live webcam. Some of the watchers tried to egg him on, others told him to stop, there where even side discussions if the overdose contained enough pills. Eventually a watcher of the webcast tried to notify police, by the time they arrived it was too late. Even the police entrance to the scene was on the webcast. The person suffered from both bipolar disorder, and manic depression. The autopsy concluded the person died from a combination of opiates and benzodiazepine, which was prescribed for his bipolar disorder. We do not know what to say or if this is any different from a person jumping of a building while people looking on, chanting “jump” or “do not do it”. This is a time where blogging and video feeds on the Internet can be a mirage. Do you ever really know what you are seeing and if it is real? Do you know if the person is talking from experience, guessing or just making it up? We have the brave new frontier of the Internet upon us and how we prove to use it and or abuse it is going to be our legacy as pioneers. Stories like this are the reason the Internet is feared by some and enveloped by others. We want everyone to remember that airing on the side of being cautious is better than standing by and doing nothing. When something looks wrong we all must police this Internet because we must take responsibility for watching our own little corners.

New Money Draw for the Obama Cabinet

The cabinet express keeps on rolling today we find that Hillary Clinton should be almost a lock as secretary of state. The bigger information is we finally have a leak that says the president of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is going to be your next Treasury Secretary. Timothy F. Geithner, this of course means Lawrence H. Summers will be passed over even though he has already done the job under Clinton as has been the president of Harvard University. The relationship is stranger as Summers has been an advisor to the transition team and gave Geithner his start in the Treasury. There has been pressure on Obama to name this position hopeful it will stable the markets. This also means the Summers could be available to replace Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairmen whose term ends in 2010. The news was probably a relief to current Secretary Henry M. Paulson who like President Bush more than likely cannot wait to get out of town. Geithner was born in Brooklyn, New York City, attended Dartmouth College, graduating with a B.A. in government and Asian studies in 1983. After, he obtained an M.A. in International Economics and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins University’s Schoo of Advanced International Studies in 1985. Geithner worked for Kissinger and Associates for three years and then joined the International Affairs division of the U.S. Treasury Department in 1988. The report is he clicked with Obama as they are both 47 years old and shares the same low-key personalities.

Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 60 days

National Debt 11/20/1998 5,593,158,053,701.12
National Debt 11/20/2008 10,655,457,229,922.34

You cat-scan shows disfiguration
I want to laugh myself to death
With a misfired synapse
with a bent configuration
W. Axl Rose My World (1991)

TOMORROW is the release of Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses

Cleaning up the clutter

There have been a few things this week we want to point out but they were not post worthy by themselves. Therefore, we clump them, together here. First is the vote buy the democratic leadership in congress on Joe Lieberman. The vote was 42-13 letting him keep his chair on the homeland security committee. This guy walked step for step with McCain during the campaign, spoke at the RNC convention and even slung mud at president elect Obama. If these democrats cannot even get enough votes together to this done, we are in for a long 112th congress in 2009. Speaking of president elect, Obama the other issue is with the title. Charles B. Rangel was on television the other night talking about the economy and he repeatedly said, “President Obama needs to do this”, last time I checked he had not been sworn in. It could be just splitting hairs but the term president elect is available for a reason. Te last issue is did anyone expect CEO or major car corporations to fly coach to DC from Michigan. Maybe if congress could spend less time grandstanding and getting thins done we would be in better shape. Since the economy has taken a down turn, has anybody noticed congress spent a lot of last year worrying if a football team taped games and if Roger Clemons shot steroids in his ass? Maybe they should have been watching the USA’s ass instead of baseball players.

Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 61 days

National Debt 11/19/1998 5,591,105,215,418.59
National Debt 11/19/2008 10,652,323,523,227.98

I’d look right up at night
And all I’d see was darkness
Now I see the stars alright
I wanna reach right up and grab one for you
W. Axl Rose So Fine (1991)

2 days Until release of Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses

The Naked Brothers Band: Operation Mojo Live Chat

If you have not heard The Naked Brothers Band: Operation Mojo is going air this Saturday, Nov. 22, you can tune in to live chat with Nat & Alex Wolff of the Naked Brothers Band, as part of their new premiere, Operation Mojo. This is a part documentary and part rock-mockumentary musical comedy of the TEENick series. If you have teenage or younger girls in your home, you know these everything about these guys. This is the sixth television movie of Naked Brothers Band and the second Television Movie of Season 3 of NBB. The story line is that Nat has lost his Mojo and the Band heads to the woods for some Dudification. The series began on February 3 2007 and has enjoyed rating success on Nickelodeon. They have made 34 episodes, six specials, and a pilot movie. The series has spawned two music CDs, three DVD and a video game.

Operation Mojo will also have three songs that are, Got No Mojo, Feel alone, Curious all written and sung by Nat Wolf. We do not want to give to much away but TV guide reports that Nat sees a tabloid photo of Rosalina kissing another boy during her round the world cruise. Desperate to snap him out of his gloom, Alex leads Nat into the wilderness, believing that surviving the perils of nature will lead Nat to discover his inner strength and regain his mojo.

Another Insider to the Cabinet

Rahm Emanuel is the Obama chief of staff as well as a veteran of the Clinton White House. The Barack Obama transition team has enlisting former Senate leader Tom Daschle as his health secretary. If you are keeping score this is the third Washington insider selected for the Cabinet. The more these selections are made the less it appears there is going be the kind of change Obama spoke of before he was elected. Tom Daschle the former South Dakota senator has been selected to head the Department of Health and Human Services, just like the other leaks it has not yet announced although it is everywhere. This will be an important position as president-elect Obama promised major health care reforms. This appointment also flies in the face of another Obama promise as Daschle never left Washington after he lost his senate seat. He has been working for the lobbyist firm Alston & Bird. This accompanied by the lobbyist actions of his wife who has been a Washington lobbyist of behalf of the airlines for years. We are starting to see a trend and the Washington insiders are getting a hold on the government. This is not what Obama claimed would happen at election rally after rally. There is an argument that the best people are the people that know from the inside as opposed to learning on the job. So it is another wait and see what happens decision except we seem to be saying that a lot lately.

Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 61 days

National Debt 11/18/1998 5,586,312,225,504.63
National Debt 11/18/2008 10,660,417,854,472.29

4 days Until release of Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses

Dermatology that fits your life

The office of Lakeview Dermatology is the leading dermatology clinic in the Chicago area. If you are looking for Botox Treatment in Chicago then you need to look no further. They specialize in laser acne treatment, hair removal treatment, Restylane treatment and other skin care treatments. They provide treatments to many skin conditions as well as cosmetic, medical and surgical treatments. The website is full of useful information including the history of Lakeview Dermatology which is led by Dr. Eugene Mandrea and Dr. Steven Mandrea. Do not forget to sign up for the newsletter for a special discount. Lakeview Dermatology is located in Park Ridge section of Chicago, Illinois. They can handle over 22 different condition using over 28 different treatments. The work they do is truly amazing as you can read testimonials and see before and after photos. At Lakeview Dermatology, your viewpoint is an integral part of your treatment decision. They will take the time to explain the concept of their therapeutic approach and why it is recommended.

Anthor Day another Leak

The tight ship president elect Barack Obama had run for the last two years is now showing signs of leaks. For months the tight lipped Obama camp let out only information as they saw fit. Since the election and a transition team has been put in place, everyday a new report of something is being rumored. Today another Clinton administration has made the cut Eric Holder has been rumored and supposedly already accepted the role as Attorney General. This of course must be voted on and vetted before he can be sworn in. There is nothing wrong with this as it is another landmark as he will be the first African American. He has been with Obama campaign as legal advisor, been a Deputy Attorney General as well as a private practice. On what kind of an AG he could be during a speech to the American Constitution Society he blasted the current administration for their tactics in the war on terror all the way from tortured prisoners to Guantanamo Bay. This is bad news for Governor Janet Napolitano who was also to be rumored on the short list. This is another slap to women as Napolitano was an early female for Obama when he was in a heated battle with Hillary Clinton. This does not mean there is not another job for her some where else. The way we get a leak a day we could fond out tomorrow she has been tapped for Homeland security remember you read it here first.

Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 63 days

National Debt 11/17/1998 5,586,021,327,323.14
National Debt 11/17/2008 10,618,466,094,057.06

Kicking back in the shadows
Got no need for the light
Who’s sorry now old timer
Look at how you’ve spent your life
W. Axl Rose Perfect Crime (1991)

5 days Until release of Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses

Christina Ricci sultriest vixen


This week the woman of the week is Christina Ricci who was born on February 12, 1980 in Santa Monica, California. The family moved to Montclair, New Jersey where she finished school and begins working as an actress. Her first role of note was in the 1990 movie Mermaids which landed the roles in the two Addams Family movies. She only stands five feet one inches tall and this makes not an A-List actress. She has claimed that even though she has enjoyed tremendous success for her movies she still must audition for most parts. She should be taken seriously as most times she drives up to an audition in a Porsche Boxster sporting at least seven visible tattoos. We decided our favorite (by hand up vote) is the sparrow on her right breast and praying hands on her left hip. She has been in 39 movies and her next is currently filming, the psychological thriller After.Life in New York with Liam Neeson and Justin Long releasing in 2009. Our favorite movies are Speed Racer, Black Snake Moan, The Ice Storm, Prozac Nation, Sleepy Hollow and The Opposite of Sex. This girl is awesome she packs a lot of talent into a little frame. She is also a smoking hot vixen, she is a bad girl you can not take home to mother but want to spend all your time with. We will continue to watch the career of Christine for years to come as she has never been disappointing and always easy on the eyes.

Talk to me softly
There’s something in your eyes
Don’t hang your head in sorrow
And please don’t cry
W. Axl Rose Don’t Cry (1991)

6 days Until release of Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses

Republican Party needs to lose indictment machine

We have been talking a lot about the new presidency ahead. We hope that the Republican Party will try the indictment game like they did for the Clinton Administration. There was a lot of shady dealings in the past of the Clinton’s their was cash grabs, land deals, sexual accusations, and a enough to keep lawyers in paper for the whole eight years. This time we hope the Republican Party can refrain from getting involved in that kind of justice department issues. Barack Obama seems to be pretty clean he does keep questionable company and the issues of his birth certificate is a little odd as well. We want the Republican Party to spend the next four years refining an agenda that the country can believe in. Work toward getting stronger candidates to run for congress. Promote the party to have a ticket in 2012 that can take back the Whitehouse. We just hope that when it comes to finding out things about the Obama past they leave that stuff on someone else’s plate.

Countdown to Inauguration Day 2009: 64 days

You don’t need my love, You’ve got to find yourself another
Another piece, another piece Of the action
W. Axl Rose Your Crazy (1987)

7 days Until release of Chinese Democracy from Guns ‘n’ Roses

IT Planet Security and RFID in one

We came across IT Planet while doing work for one of our customers. They offer discount hardware for businesses on a wide range of business systems. They have a large selection of  video surveillance cameras as well as other items. The uses of this equipment can be incorporated in any size business and is essential for crime and theft prevention. If you are using a visible security system this will cut theft just by the sheer presence of the equipment. You will be able to view in real time what is going on as well as have video capture of the incident for proof. This is great even you have no external customers but a way to cut shrinkage by your own internal customers. They also stock bar code label printers, barcode scanners, touch screens for POS, these things make inventory tracking a snap as well as incoming and out going stock. The website is great as it is not to busy and easy to navigate. They have a Low Price Guarantee and same day shipping the company slogan is Discount Technology for Business. IT Planet is a worldwide distributor and has been selling barcoding, RFID, point-of-sale equipment and labels for over 12 years. There customers include members of the Fortune 500, the U.S. government and thousands of businesses all over the world. They offer free tech support on the items they sell and they sell too many to mention. They offer things we did not know where even available to the public; an example is the Axis IR Illuminator Infrared Illuminator or the LXE AIR-AP1231G-A-K9 Accessory. The other thing impressive is you do not have an RFID system in place they can sell a front door to back system from the readers to the Inventory software and the barcode verifiers. We recommend IT Planet for Security and Inventory tracking needs as they seem to be out in front and full service.