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Thursday, April 28, 2011

List of Camelot episodes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Camelot_episodes



List of Camelot episodes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Camelot is a historical-fantasy-drama television series beginning in 2011 on Starz. It is co-produced by the Starz cable network and GK-TV and produced by Graham King, Morgan O'Sullivan and Michael Hirst.

The series pilot premiered February 25, 2011 as a special preview after the season finale of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena,[1] and began regular weekly airings on Friday, April 1, 2011.[2]

The premise follows varied aspects of Arthurian legend, in which the quintessential characters of of the series(Camelot, knights of the round table, Merlin, Arthur, Morgan le Fay,etc.) interact in accord to the ancient tale beginning with the discovery of King Arthur and the infamous castle of Camelot. Based on the renowned story of King Arthur the show consists within the basis/parameters of historical fiction, partially based on actual events of Britain's tumultuous history combined with mythical Celtic tales of Merlin and various other stories from the region. Of the earliest popular literary mentions of Camelot are in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae {written c. 1136}, or The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir James Knowles.

The show includes Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, Jamie Campbell Bower as the young King Arthur, Tamsin Egerton as lady Guinevere, Claire Forlani as Queen Igraine, Eva Green as Arthur's half-sister and nemesis Morgan le Fay, Peter Mooney as Sir Kay, Philip Winchester as Leontes, Clive Standen as Gawain, and Diarmaid Murtagh as Brastias.

significant numbers in the bible4

http://www.cswnet.com/~duxrow/No.7.htm

Moratorium on Oil Drilling Hurts Consumers

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-moratorium-oil-dril

Label Cartels As Terrorists, Empower States To Address Immigration

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/herman-cain-label-cartels-terrorists-emp

Subject: Fwd: Paraprosdokians

A   paraprosdokian   sentence consists of two parts where the first is a figure of speech and the second an intriguing variation of the first. They're used typically for humorous or dramatic effect.  Enjoy these!
   

Never argue with an idiot.  He'll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
 
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
 
The last thing I want to do is hurt you.  But it's still on the list.
 
If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
 
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
 
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
 
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
 
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
 
Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand at the edge of a pool and throw fish.
 
I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
 
Women will never be equal to men till they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut and still think they're sexy.
 
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
 
You don't need a parachute to skydive, but you do need one to skydive   again .
 
The voices in my head may be fake, but they have good ideas!
 
Hospitality is making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.
 
I scream the same way whether I'm about to be eaten by a shark or seaweed touches my foot.
 
Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.
 
There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can't get away.
 
You're never too old to learn something stupid.

A real leader faces the music.

Even if he doesn't like the tune.

Indiana Votes to Cut Planned Parenthood

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/first-state-ever-indiana-votes-to-cut-planned-parenthood/

Videos of Southern Tornadoes

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/awe-inspiring-new-videos-of-southern-tornadoes/

Beck Shares Rare Book

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-shares-rare-book-about-americas-holy-experiment-asking-can-man-rule-himself/

Former CBO Director Calls GOP Budget 'A Very Sensible Approach'

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/fmr-cbo-director-calls-gop-budget-very-s

Teleprompter Inventor Dies in Connecticut at 91(stop)

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/teleprompter-inventor-dies-connecticut-9

Now Law: Kansas Requires Proof of Citizenship, Photo ID at Voting Booths

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/now-law-kansas-requires-proof-of-citizenship-photo-id-at-voting-booths/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Law Requires Photo ID, Proof of Citizenship to Vote in Kansas

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/new-law-requires-photo-id-proof-citizens


 
Monday, April 25, 2011


(CNSNews.com) - Voters in Kansas will need to show a photo ID the next time they go to the polls.
In a signing ceremony last week, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill to protect the integrity of elections, he said: "We must be able to accurately and fairly discern the will of the people of Kansas."
While Gov. Brownback said the new law establishes "reasonable steps" to protect the rights of citizens, the American Civil Liberties Union called it a "giant leap backwards."

The new Kansas law requires photo ID from all in-person voters at every election. People submitting mail-in ballots must include either a copy of their photo ID or the number from the photo ID card. The law also requires proof of citizenship – a birth certificate, for example -- for new voters who register on or after Jan. 1, 2013.

The ACLU complains that the new law offers free birth certificates only to Kansas-born residents, while residents born out-of-state "would bear the financial burden and trouble of contacting their home states to attain birth certificates" to meet the new law's requirements. "The costs associated with meeting the new law's requirements are especially burdensome to low-income voters," the ACLU added.

The group says Kansas' new voter ID law undermines efforts to expand the right to vote to "historically marginalized groups" such as racial minorities, low-income voters, the disabled, and senior citizens. It also rejects the argument that a photo ID will bar illegal immigrants from voting in Kansas. It says there is no evidence of rampant voter fraud.

Only 41 percent of eligible people voted in the 2010 general election, but Kansas' Republican leaders "apparently think that number is too high," the ACLU said.

The group accused Gov. Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach of preferring a system where voting is a privilege secured "by jumping through hoops."
"Theirs is an extremely nearsighted view of just how difficult it will be for remote, marginalized, and under-resourced individuals to obtain a valid photo ID and evidence of citizenship," the ACLU said.

But Secretary of State Koback said Kansas has accomplished something truly extraordinary with its voter ID law: "No other state in the union does as much to secure the integrity of the voting process," Kobach said.

According to the ACLU, 32 state legislatures have introduced similar photo ID bills this year.

NATO Strikes Gadhafi’s Compound

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/nato-strikes-gadhafi-s-compound

New York Mag Gushes

http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011/20110425035538.aspx

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ahimsa: The Yoga of Non-Injury Will Set You Free

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ed-and-deb-shapiro/the-yoga-of-noninjury-wil_b_850199.html

IMF Predicts Chinese Economy to Surpass U.S. in 2016

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/25/imf-predicts-chinese-economy-surpass-2016/




IMF Predicts Chinese Economy to Surpass U.S. in 2016

Published April 25, 2011
| FoxNews.com
America's economic dominance on the world stage could end in five years, according to a new report. 
The International Monetary Fund's latest forecast predicts that China's economy will outflank the United States' in 2016.

That moment would come more than a decade earlier than most forecasters suggest. However, other forecasts compare the gross domestic products and current exchange rates of the U.S. and China in arguing that it will be many years before the countries trade places. MarketWatch reported that the IMF is using what's known as "purchasing power parities," comparing what residents of both countries earn and spend domestically. 

Based on that comparison, China's economy will rise from $11.2 trillion in 2011 to $19 trillion in 2016. The U.S. economy will rise at a slower pace, from $15.2 trillion to $18.8 trillion in that period. According to MarketWatch, China's share of the global economy will hit 18 percent, while the United States' share will lag behind at 17.7 percent.

The finding comes at a rocky time for the U.S. economy. Though the job market has improved since the 2008 Wall Street collapse, unemployment remains high and Washington has struggled to balance stimulus and incentive programs against the need to close the deficit. 

In the absence of a deficit-reduction deal, Standard & Poor's rating agency last week announced that it was downgrading the U.S. debt outlook from stable to negative, warning that a failure to strike a deficit agreement could lead to a lower credit rating in the future. 



Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Number 23

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Number_23#Plot


Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) is an animal control officer married to Agatha (Virginia Madsen); they have a son, Robin (Logan Lerman). The film opens neo-noir with Walter's narration of his recent birthday, in which he received a control call for an dog. Eventually cornering the dog, upon learning the animal's name from a dog-tag he is bitten in his arm and escapes. Elsewhere his patiently waiting wife has entered a bookstore and found a book entitled The Number 23 written by Topsy Kretts. When he arrives, Agatha buys the book for him as a birthday present.

Walter while reading the book, notices stark similarities between himself and the books protagonist, a detective who refers to himself as "Fingerling". Fingerling explains the name originates from an obscure children's book that Walter also enjoyed as a child, and further details Fingerling's meeting with a "Suicide Blonde" whose morose infatuation with the number 23 drives her to murder her lover then suicide.

Walter's linked paranoia gives him dreams of killing Agatha, disturbed by this he leaves in the night. Walter arrives at the King Edward Hotel. First issued room 7, but requesting room 23. In his room decidedly finishing the book he discovers the book abruptly ends at chapter 22 with the character Fingerling standing on a balcony suicidal, after murdering his lover, Fabrizia.

In the morning, Walter spies the dog that had bitten him from his hotel room window, following it to the cemetery he meets a priest and groundskeeper and learns that they have nicknamed Ned "The Guardian of the Dead" due to its affinity for watching gravestones, particularly Laura Tollins' grave. Laura's grave is empty as her body was never found.

Once finally home, Walter reads an newspaper article regarding a college student Laura Tollins (Rhona Mitra) murdered by her psychology professor during a sexual affair. The details of which are nearly the same as the murder in the Number 23 book. Walter suspects the book is a secret confession. Walter goes to see him in jail to hear the man proclaim his innocence and deny authorship, citing opposition to choosing a pen name as "Topsy Kretts," noting that it is a homophone for "Top Secrets."

Walter's son finds a P.O. Box address in the book, Walter and his family send shipment of 23 boxes of the book to the address in attempt to oust the author. In wait for Topsy Kretts (Bud Cort) at the box Walter confronts the author who is crazy, proclaims Walter should be dead and slits his own throat.

In his pockets, Agatha finds an ID to a mental institution, and that he was Dr. Sirius Leary. She finds Leary's office in an abandoned asylum, a cell covered by calculations of the number 23, she finds an old box with Walter's name inscribed.
Robin and Walter discover every 23rd word on every 23rd page spells out two messages leading them to "Casanova's Park." Arriving at the park at night down a staircase marked "The Steps to Heaven" of 23 steps. At the bottom, they dig to uncover a buried human skeleton, presumably Laura Tollins, but returning with a police officer, the bones have disappeared. In their home, Walter accuses Agatha of writing the book and taking the bones, she admits to moving the skeleton for his protection and tells him that he is the author, showing him the box from the institution.

The box contains the manuscript of The Number 23 with Walter's name on it and an ankle bracelet that belonged to Laura Tollins.

Walter returns to the hotel room 23, tears the wallpaper and finds the missing 23rd chapter written on the wall. it explains the story is Walter's confession as he begins to remember: his father's suicide following his mother's death left behind a suicide note of pages of things that correlate to the number 23. Walter and Laura were together and grew obsessed with 23 because of his father. Laura met her professor and Walter warned the number would harm her. As she refutes the idea she dares Walter to murder her, in Walter's madness he did and buried her at the stairs as Ned observed. The professor first at the crime scene grabs the knife, placing fingerprints and staining himself with Laura's blood, evidence for his criminal conviction. Walter then wrote The Number 23, placing the 23rd chapter on the walls and jumping from the balcony, surviving with injuries, trauma, and amnesia. Walter was placed in asylum with Dr. Leary who read the manuscript and, after publishing it, becomes obsessed with the number 23 himself.

The final scene depicts, the Bible excerpt Numbers 32:23: "Be sure your sin will find you out."

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