Tea512 learned that in the big city of New York there are places where people are getting naked and hanging out. These places include restaurants, yoga club and comedy club. Let try it one at a time the restaurants are rented by about 50 diners who enjoy being naked. Everyone at the dinner party will be naked, except for the staff, by law they must be clothed. This occasion seems like a nude beach except no sand, sitting and eating. Next up is a yoga class naked taught twice a week. This does not seem that off the mark as yoga is supposed to help you with becoming one with your body. Therefore, there is no real shock here although some of the yoga positions might make your neighbor behind you, workout with their eyes closed. The thing we find with this let all get naked and expose ourselves crowd, most of the time it is not someone you would want to see naked in the first place. The last place listed was a Comedy Club, can you imagine? The audience full of naked people and a comedian comes out and starts ripping into the people. This must do wonders for the old adage; imagine them in their underwear so you are not as intimidated by the audience, how about looking at them completely naked. We believe this is a niche club, with the same people attending these events. As always at Tea512 we support naked, naked in public, we usually prefer naked in public by good-looking people.
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
W. Axl Rose 1987
An editorial written by Republican presidential candidate John McCain has been rejected by NYT Op Editor David Shipley. You remember the name, Bill Clinton’s Special Assistant and Speech writer. It appears the Op-ed piece sent by Barrack Obama was printed, but when McCain tried to rebut the article his was rejected. Oh, no there is no bias here; Shipley was quoted saying “It would be terrific to have an article from Senator McCain that mirrors Senator Obama’s piece. To that end, the article would be articulate, in concrete terms, how Senator McCain defines victory in Iraq. Does this establish that the once grand NYT is now cowered itself to be the talking points for the left. The assertion itself is almost liable, did he say that a gentleman running for President is not articulate, does not write in concrete terms and should not have the opinions of disagreement with the other candidate but also ones in line with the NYT. This just gets worse and worse as it is no wonder that decline of the circulation of the once Fit to Print broadsheet is only getting into just over 1 million homes and dropping fast. The good news is the Op-ed piece has shown up all over the Internet so you can hunt it out and read for yourself. This is wrong on two counts, the first an op-ed piece should be able to come from a miner to the President and they all should be treated the same. The other problem and the bigger issue is just because McCain believes the war must end with a US victory and Obama just wants to cut and run, does not mean because the newspaper agrees with Obama, that their voices are the only ones that can be heard.
Tea512 reports on they way FaceBook has changed the way their members can converse with each other, as well as share photos and updates. The new design sttarts to appears on Monday July 21, the Wall section is most notably updated, the profile page where you leave comments and photos, adding items is easier as well as report activities like the way minifeed was used. The FaceBook complete turnover to the new design will not be for a couple of weeks. This is an upgrade that was needed as the original use of this system was getting tired and cluttered. People just want to update their profile with an image of last night’s party with a sentence. This new design will allow user to use FaceBook more on the fly. The site also added tabs that are the mainstay of most browsers these days and make for quick moves from page to page. There is also a way to control your feed for what others will see. The feature that should have been removed if FaceBook was serious about user’s privacy rights, is the beacon tracking system. We at Tea512 are in support of capitalism but the tracking of people shopping habits via FaceBook we have always felt as an invasion of privacy and an unintended information grab from their users. We give the new look a thumbs up as it is sleeker and cleaner. This also put the ball back in MySpace court as they are undoubtedly rolling out changes of their own.
Honey now youre my best friend
I want to stay together till the very end
W. Axl Rose 1987
This week on CNN, California Democrat and House leader Nancy Pelosi criticized President George Bush, calling him a total failure. She based this many issues facing the country, the economy, the war, and energy. This is really the first time we heard her criticizing the President in a personal attack as opposed to just his policy. Her counter part in the Senate long ago started attacking the President on a personal level. Let face it there is not going to be too much rallying around for the President, as his approval rating is less than 30%. There is only four months to go before election and a new, more than likely Democrat, will be in the White house on January 20, 2009. Tea512’s complaint is with Pelosi, who we have always felt is weak and could not lead a girl scout troop, so forget about congress. When Bill Clinton was President, Newt Gingrich ran the house and led with an agenda and a plan. During that time he was the leading policy maker in the country, not the President. This is rare, as well as it has not happened since, but Pelosi has not even stepped up to the plate. For her to drop this bomb on Bush is more than likely her way of dealing with her own uselessness. This congress is heading for uncharted water; they have not passed one spending bill in the longest stretch of the last twenty years. There is less than 25 days left of the term, before summer vacation and the infighting, indecisiveness, and partisan issues are making sure the shutout continues. The Congressional strangle hold of letting the country suffer until a new candidate takes office is a strategy that is both typical and childish. Even the girl scouts have to ban together to sell cookies to stay alive. Maybe Pelosi could not even run a troop of brownies based on her willingness to work together to get the job done.
Driving your friends crazy
With your life’s insanity
W. Axl Rose 1987
Tea512 is concerned over new use of social network sites in the courtroom. The first and most recent example is Joshua Lipton who has been charged with drunk driving, after his crash caused serious injuries. Then during his trial pictures on a social network site show him at a Halloween party after the crash dressed as a prisoner with a drink in his hand. He was wearing a black and white striped shirt with an orange jumpsuit, the work jailbird was written on it. The prosecutor used the Facebook photos to show he had no remorse, did not learn his lesson, and was partying it up while his victim was still in a hospital bed. The Judge then sentenced Lipton to two years in jail. We saw this same story happen to Lara Buys, as she was sentenced to a couple of years in prison after her fatal drunk driving case. They might have gone with probation until her MySpace page showed her drinking, and text that was joking about drinking in general. This of course was between the crash and the trial. The last example is Jessica Binkerd also in a fatal drunk driving crash. Her MySpace page showed after the crash, pictures of her drinking, wearing a shirt with a liquor bottle on the front, another with a belt holding plastic shot glasses. When it came to the day of the trial, they were did not see these photos coming. This is disturbing on so many fronts, that these people are so wrapped up in staying in there social circles they have lost site of the bigger picture. When Internet was first introduced people wanted to keep their name and pictures off the Web. This has changed with Face Book and MySpace where not only are people posting incriminating pictures of themselves, places they hang out, and even intimate details of the life experiences. There has to be some change in the idea, you can just post everything that happens to you out on the world wide web. These pages are forever and visible by all. The new era of the web is changing as it always does. The new reality is not only are your friends checking out your social network pages, so are your parents, enemies, and now even lawyers and police. Careful what you post and what you say as the (social network) room has more people in it then you can imagine.
Keep pushing for the fortune and fame,
You know it’s all a gamble, When it’s just a game
W. Axl Rose 1987
Tea512 has learned Guitar Hero will use a real Guitar Hero and as we had hoped. There will be a Guitar Hero to include Jimi Hendrix. Activision announced the joint venture with Experience Hendrix the Seattle Company that controls everything Hendrix, and Red Octane. The game will include a Hendrix like avatar and the song Wind Cries Mary. This will be on the next Guitar Hero World Tour slated for October 27, 2008 release. There is a live track of Jimi playing Purple Haze from 1969 in San Diego. This upgraded version of Guitar Hero will be the first to include drums and a microphone. Activision also claimed there will be other Hendrix songs available by download. We are only sad in the sense, we were hoping that Jimi would get his own game like Aerosmith, Metallica, and the rumored Van Halen. For proof that you need to read this blog to stay ahead of the curve, notice this post from July 6, 2008, Tea512. If you want to learn it first, if you need to see through the muck and mire, you must come here.
I used to do a little but a little wouldn’t do
So the little got more and more
W. Axl Rose 1987
Daytona Beach has a police officer run wild. Lt. Major Garvin, who has been on the force 15 years, failed a polygraph test. He asked for this test then could not beat the machine. Turns out Officer Garvin was going into a local Starbucks as much as six times a night demanding free coffee and tea threatening the employees with slow response time to emergency calls if the charged him. Garvin was fired, as not only was he over stepping the use of his badge with the Starbucks employees, he would also cut in front of the paying customers. Every job has a bad apples, every job has people that try to squeeze everything they can get from the company. There is no surprise that a policeman thinks the stores on his beat should provide him free services even if it is six times a day.
And every time you think you know just what you are doing
That’s when your troubles exceed
W. Axl Rose 1987
Tea512 has been pretty rough in these pages on police and politicians. We make no apologies for our opinions as we believe that is the freedom of the first amendment and the right to blog. So when we came across this story out of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. It appears a woman Elizabeth Ann Kormmes from Iron Mountain, Michigan with the license plate that reads “trouble” was leaving a parking lot. Police were called as the woman appeared drunk; she was easy to track down with that plate. The police then gave her a standard sobriety test which she failed. So she decides that she knows a way she can get out of it. The 30 year old then offered the arresting officer sex and 10,000 dollars cash to let her go. Needless to say she was arrested and charged with drunken driving, bribing a public official and driving with a revoked license. The reason her license was revoked is she had already been arrested and found guilty of drunk driving four previous times. This is why she was ready to do anything to get out of being caught again. It is amazing how many times a person can screw up before they finally wind up behind bars. This woman is a train wreck and without having met her, it would seem jail time is needed for a correction in her life.
Well I’m a west coast strutting One bad mother
W. Axl Rose 1987
Yahoo’s has outsourced a deal with Google the deal on June 12 has Microsoft all up in arms because they failed to by Yahoo for 47.5 billion on May 3, to compete with Google. It is funny when Microsoft say another company having a monopoly is no good, it drives up prices and weeds out competition. It must only be good for Microsoft to do this and nobody else. This will mean Google will have close to 90% of the Internet advertising market. We are not sure what Congress can really do about it, other than scare Google into making campaign contributions. The Joint meeting of the House and Senate Judiciary Committee spent time grilling, Google‘s senior VP of corporate development and chief legal officer David Drummond. Drummond claimed that the proposed deal will make the whole system more efficient, and not make Yahoo just another Google product. Of course, nothing happened, as the congressional representative did not pass any judgment on Tuesday. The only comment that we would like to pass along is by the ever-irrelevant Democratic Senator from New York Charles Schumer who is concerned if the deal is good for everyday Internet Users. This is what is wrong with Congress these lifetime self-appointed know it all that understand nothing. We believe that people like Schumer never have to use the Internet that has paid staff to Google search for them. We say this because the only person that could be hurt by this deal are the people who by advertising on the web. Which have always been you get what you pay for meduim and if you ask too much you will not get it.
There is a disgruntled city computer engineer in San Francisco who has altered the new multimillion-dollar computer network to deny access to top administrators. He is sitting in jail with a $5 million dollar bail. Terry Childs, a 43-year-old computer network administrator has been charged with four counts of computer tampering. The city’s new FiberWAN system Childs denied officials thier e-mails, access to city payroll, and even law enforcement documents. He created an administrative password then locked out everyone else. There are some allegations they tried to fire him, as he was keeping track of all the interdepartmental communications because of his ability to watch the wire. The city officials are not sure if he can still access the machine through remote communications, or has set up time delayed rogue attacks. They have not found any destruction of public records, although we know that is an option. We at Tea512 love this kind of story because people use computers all the time and the never think some is watching over it. So people send dirty emails to coworkers, or put an excel spreadsheet with the company salaries on a shared drive, even create a document describing a sexcapade with a significant other. We who work in IT see these things all the time. You do not have to snoop for anything as most of the time the best nuggets is right under your nose. This story does have a Terminator / Matrix feel to it though as the city wide networks are compromised. Only in the movies it is a machine growing inside out, this is an employee growing from the inside out.
You can taste the bright lights — But you won’t get them for free
W.Axl Rose 1987