Ive seen criminal minds a few times, id prob watch it more if I didnt forget when it came on and whatnot haha :)
Hehehe… Try to catch a few episodes. Me, my brother and my girlfriend are hooked. The stories are interesting and it is more of crime prevention rather than crime analysis which is in CSI. I still watch CSI though :)
In the first place, tumblr is supposed to be a blog site, not a social networking site. Yes, there are some people here that can be called ‘famous’ mainly because it is their posts (which usually have many notes) that always appear on your dashboards.
However, I think it is NOT anybody’s…
I agree! Tumblr is about who you are as person and what interests you. It is not about who has that much followers, or that much reblogs, or that much posts in a day. It’s all about expressing your person, through your posts.
I know some people may not like this and you are free to un-follow me, but I will have to say this, after seeing my dashboard lately, I get the feeling that Tumblr is becoming boring with all the mindless re-blogging. Re-blogging is only good when you go straight to who originally posted it and re-blog the post from there. With what has been happening, I will have to do house cleaning over the weekend with those Tumblogs that I follow.
People should learn to put in original posts like photos, audio, news, thoughts, and links that interests them. I guess this is the adverse effect of not having Tumblarity anymore.
The problem with most candidates these days is they promised too much. They promised zero corruption, ultimate economic growth and a utopia like society. But are these feasible? We must ask these so called prophets of greatness the proper question, what particular programs they intend to…
I agree! And we all should be careful with too good to be true statements like Tapusin ang Kahirapan, Bawat Pamilya Isang College Graduate, or Anim na Taong Walang Korapsyon. These things, though should be what we all aspire for, are impossible to accomplish in a span of six years. We should learn to see substance and not just form. We all should awake and learn to distinguish fact from fiction. We should not just be swayed by sweet words and promises. History has shown us that politicians seldom fulfill promises. We should not forget that.
I never thought this would be possible. But I guess we all have to adopt to the rapidly changing times. Here’s an excerpt from Rory Carroll of the Guardian.co:
Chávez opened a Twitter account yesterday, using the tag “cadanga”, which in Venezuelan Spanish means daring or rebellious.
"Comrades, @Chávezcandanga has been reserved, soon we will have messages there from our comandante," Diosdado Cabello, a close ally of the president and head of the communications watchdog, tweeted from his own account.
The page @Chávezcandanga on twitter.com had more than 25,000 followers this morning. His first tweet in Spanish landed at 14 minutes after midnight: “Hey how’s it going? I appeared like I said I would: at midnight. I’m off to Brazil. And very happy to work for Venezuela. We will be victorious!!” he said.
How regularly the president will compress his freewheeling, folksy, meandering, epic discourses into the new medium remains to be seen. A talented TV communicator, by his own admission he does not know when to shut up.
I guess technology will always be a medium to spread a thought, a concern, or an ideology and Chavez and his comrades think that Twitter could help them preach their beliefs. Or this could be a sign that Hugo, after all is just like the rest of us, vulnerable to the temptations of social networking. To read the whole article, click the link!
Tumblr is definitely the wave of the future! Here’s an excerpt on what John Mayer has to say about Tumblr from TechCrunch.com:
In his post entitled, “Twitter Isn’t “Over”, I’m Over It,” Mayer talks about how the over-abundance of tiny amounts (140 characters) of information on Twitter is a limitation of the service. That line of thinking has been around ever since Twitter’s launch a few years ago, so nothing groundbreaking there. He does, however, make a pretty decent point, “Finding out in 140 characters what a stranger has to say about you is like a mathematical equation without an established value of ‘x’. Who are you, stranger?”
But much more interesting is what Mayer does next. He gives a huge, wet kiss to another micro-blogging service: Tumblr.
“This is where Tumblr comes in. It’s the future of social networking if your image of the future features intelligent discourse. I love reading other Tumblr users replies, because they’re thoughtful by virtue of the fact that if they’re not, they’ll bring the intellectual property value of their own blog down, and that’s a commodity on Tumblr,” he writes.
And Mayer goes on, “This post is an experiment in itself. If you want to communicate me, open a Tumblr account, follow me, repost my blog and then add to it. I’ll follow you back. Agree or disagree, lionize or demonize, but for God’s sake, be original. You’ll have all the room in the world to do it now.”
Damn. That’s the type of endorsement you can’t pay for.
And Tumblr knows it. Founder David Karp responded via his Tumblr blog with, “After three years at this, I can’t begin to describe the feeling of having this philosophy — the reason Tumblr will never feature a legacy comment system — described so perfectly. I love you, John.“
To read more of John Mayer’s thought on Tumblr, click the link above! Or you coud follow his Tumblr:one forty plus.
This is what happens to dictators who live after a brutal regime. Ferdinand Marcos should now be feeling better wherever he may be knowing that he did not have to go through what Manuel Noriega is going to go through. Here’s an excerpt from the report:
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who was ousted by a U.S. invasion in 1989 and jailed in the United States, arrived in France today to face money laundering charges after being extradited from the U.S. Tuesday night.
Escorted by French prison officials, the 76-year-old former general arrived on an Air France flight from Miami early this morning at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport outside Paris. This afternoon a judge ordered that he be jailed pending trial, which could take place within two months.
"We did not see anybody in particular leave our aircraft," a passenger on the flight told reporters at the Paris airport. "But we saw a lot of policemen around the plane" she said.
Before he boarded the Air France flight at Miami airport, local television showed helicopter pictures of a physically weak Noriega being helped out of a black pickup, walking with difficulty. Noriega suffered a mild stroke four years ago.
This morning, Noriega appeared behind closed doors at Paris’ main courthouse, where French prosecutors read him an arrest warrant, the first step before any other judicial action can be taken against him in France.
French authorities say Noriega laundered $7 million in drug proceeds from the Medellin Cartel in Colombia by purchasing luxury apartments in Paris.
In 1999, while he was in prison in the U.S., Noriega was convicted in absentia by a French court. He was sentenced to 10 years in jail and fined close to $15 million. But France agreed to give him a new trail if he was extradited.
Manuel Noriega, Panama’s strongman in the 1980s and a one-time CIA informant during the Cold War, was ousted as Panama’s leader by U.S. troops in December 1989. Noriega was captured and brought to Miami where he was later sentenced to 40 years in jail for drug trafficking and related charges.
To read the whole story from ABC News, click the link!
This is something from the BBC. It may be a bit old but I would like to mark the frustrated painter’s death anniversary with something which would add more insult to his infamous memory. Despite his speeches on ardent love for the Fatherland, the guy did not pay his taxes! I bet some of you guys don’t know this. Here’s an excerpt:
Adolf Hitler spent years dodging taxes, accumulating enormous debts as he led his Nazi party to power, a German tax expert has revealed.
He owed the authorities 405,500 Reichsmarks (6m euros; £4m in today’s money) by 1934, when as German chancellor his debts were forgiven.
A retired Bavarian notary, Klaus-Dieter Dubon, found Hitler’s tax secrets in papers from the Bavarian State Archive.