Let the light pierce through the darkness Close all old accounts, turn a new leaf Re-learn that old lesson of friendship Kill nor be killed, settle for lessening Amidst us of this fossilized hatred


Perhaps that time has not come yet when our, Gods would listen to the beats in our hearts, peace and happiness spread their glow, perhaps we would have to force Mother Time?.


Twitter to allow censorship of posts on a country by country basis

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The microblogging service Twitter has changed its software support for censoring posts. With the new updates, Twitter can now withdraw individual posts and accounts in specific countries, as opposed to a global deletion. Twitter announced these changes in a blog post on Thursday, and released a clarification update on Friday.

Twitter says it needed to make the changes to expand on an international level. It said in a blog post entitled Tweets still must flow, “we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression. Some differ so much from our ideas that we will not be able to exist there. Others are similar but, for historical or cultural reasons, restrict certain types of content, such as France or Germany, which ban pro-Nazi content.” Twitter says it will use the new feature only “when required to do so in response to what we believe to be a valid and applicable legal request.”

We will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression.

The new tools will give Twitter the ability to withdraw posts and entire accounts in selected countries. Once the posts have been withdrawn, they are replaced with a message saying: “This Tweet/account has been withheld in: Country.” and then links to a support page.

The social network has been used in the past as an outlet for political expression. During the Arab Spring, protesters in various countries used Twitter to mobilize support and report information to the outside world.

Some users have proposed boycotting Twitter. The organization Reporters without Borders sent an open letter to Twitter’s chairman, Jack Dorsey, saying “We urge you to reverse this decision, which restricts freedom of expression and runs counter to the movements opposed to censorship that have been linked to the Arab Spring, in which Twitter served as a sounding board… Twitter is depriving cyberdissidents in repressive countries of a crucial tool for information and organization.”

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Tornado touches down in Joplin, Missouri

Tornado touches down in Joplin, Missouri

Monday, May 23, 2011

A tornado touched down yesterday in Joplin, Missouri, causing widespread damage. At least 89 were killed.

The path of the tornado was reported to be from one half to three quarters of a mile wide. City spokeswoman Lynn Onstot estimated the path to be nearly four miles long; Jasper County emergency management director Keith Stammer put its length around six miles.

You see pictures of World War II, the devastation and all that with the bombing. That’s really what it looked like.

Witnesses described entire blocks of buildings destroyed. Steve Runnels of the National Weather Service said “We have reports of significant structural damage to strong buildings. Automobiles have been flipped, bark was stripped off trees.”

Among the properties damaged was a local hospital, St. John’s Regional Medical Center. Some patients were hurt, and all were evacuated to other regional hospitals. The local high school, Joplin High School, was also hit. Describing the damage, its principal, Kerry Sachetta, said “You see pictures of World War II, the devastation and all that with the bombing. That’s really what it looked like. I couldn’t even make out the side of the building.”

Joplin has a population of about 50,000.

President Barack Obama has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support state and local efforts in response and recovery. He issued a statement with condolences to the families of victims.

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Get The Stylish Dc Shoes Court Graffik Shoe Royal/White

By Jeammy Pickle

Anyone who has driven a motorcycle makes out that befitting clothing must be worn-out at all times to savour a unhazardous ride. The consensus is that an all-leather clothing (except for helmets where fiberglass is the main construction) will render the highest attainable security to the rider from accidental injuries. The routine implements for good motorcycle riding includes jackets, gloves, boots, and pants. Moreover, hard plastic panels or Kevlar panels are also worn on domains that normally come in contact first with the ground during accidents such as the elbows, knees, sheen, knuckles, and chin area.

From security to Fashion

Among the clothing articles used by motorcycle riders, it is the jacket that is often employed and mistreatedways that were not genuinely destined for them. A case in point is when rock artists expend leather jackets, forcing the moniker rocker jacket on them. Their leather construction induces them graceful articles of clothing along with the metals and tassels pinned on them. However, one distinct divergence between leather jackets used for security in motorcycle riding and one put-upon in style is that the former may admit armors that serve engross shock and diffuse it equally, belittling practicable injuries.

The Material for Jackets

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While leather has well-tried to be an effectual stuff for motorcycle jackets, their weight and price are considerations that commonly set back the average vendee. Furthermore, animal activists have gotten into the act as well, opposing the slaughtering of animals whose skin forms for good leather jackets in the identical fashion that they opposed the use of furs in pricey clothing articles. It is for this cause that new materials were developed that affected motorcycle jackets lighter and without vexing animal activists. One of the products at the forefront of this development is DC Flawless Shoes.

Innovation in security

DC Flawless Shoes is prepared from the novel Carbolex construction with a Rainguard rainproof feature. Apart from these affairs, the DC Flawless Shoes also boasts of the following:

The collar of the DC Flawless Shoes is prepared of microfiber relief panel. The consequence is a material that permits air to pass through, offering some quantify of respiration while precluding water from passing through. The cuffs on the wrist of the sleeve are also lined with micro fiber.

The chest, sleeve, and rear release vents of the DC Flawless Shoes is provided with a zipper, so air can freely pass through. This feature will preclude one from growing a human balloon that catches air as one drives by, making them look fluffy.

The DC Flawless Shoes comes up with waist belts, which can be easily pulled to adapt its fit to the body. There is also an inbuilt pouch pocket to accommodate valuables such as wallets and mobile phones.

The elbow and shoulder pads are provided with armors to aid cushion impact during a crash.

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Car maker DeLorean dies at 80"">

Car maker DeLorean dies at 80

Monday, March 21, 2005

Automobile industry pioneer, John DeLorean, died Saturday in a New Jersey hospital by complications from a stroke.

DeLorean was born in 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to European immigrant parents. He received an education in automotive engineering and quickly rose through the ranks of Packard and later General Motors (GM). DeLorean was credited with the development of the Pontiac GTO, which helped introduce the era of “muscle cars”. By 1965, DeLorean led the entire Pontiac division, and four years later was promoted to the prestigious position of leading GM’s Chevrolet.

In 1973, DeLorean quit General Motors and started his own company, the De Lorean Motor Company. The company’s product was the DMC-12, an unusual car featuring an unpainted, stainless-steel exterior and gull-wing doors. The company started production in 1981 but failed less than two years later, having produced under 9,000 vehicles. Despite the company’s failure and the car’s dismal sales, the car itself gained a cult following after the release of the 1985 movie Back to the Future which featured the car as a time-travel machine.

DeLorean himself was in nearly as much trouble as his company. In 1982 he was arrested for attempting to sell $24 million worth of cocaine to undercover police, and after his company’s failure, he became involved in a multitude of lawsuits alleging investor fraud. Though DeLorean successfully resolved the cocaine case after claiming entrapment, his other legal cases would drag on until 1999, when he declared bankruptcy.

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Ozzy Osbourne’s personal possessions fetch $800,000 for charity

Sunday, December 2, 2007

American heavy metal performer Ozzy Osbourne, who became famous as the lead vocalist for Black Sabbath and later as a solo act, has raised more than US$800,000 for The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program, founded by his spouse Sharon Osbourne at the Cedars Sinai Hospital, by auctioning off personal items.

A number of the items that he auctioned off over the two day period have been seen on his reality TV show The Osbournes, which featured home life with Sharon, Ozzy and their two children. Amongst some of the higher-priced items were a carved walnut Victorian-style custom built pool table which raised $11,250, a painting from Edourad Drouot which fetched $10,500, a pair of Ozzy’s famous round glasses which raised $5,250 and a dog bed given to Sharon by Elton John which sold for $2,375.

Some more famous items were also amongst the 500 lots offered. Ozzy’s black satin coat, complete with bat-wing cape, raised $3,300 and a hand-painted floral cup used regularly on The Osbournes made $1,625. A bronze plaque of a demon’s head that was regularly seen in its position adorning the front door of their house had been expected to go for $800 to $1,200instead raised $8,750. A wire model of the Eiffel Tower from on the kitchen table sold for $10,000, while skull-covered trainers Ozzy had worn reached $2,625. Bidders came from as far away as Germany to buy what they could from his mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

However, three cars included in the auction failed to attract bidders and did not sell. They were a 2006 Bentley Continental Flying Spur, estimated at $160,000 to $180,000, a 2005 Cadillac CTS-V sedan estimated at $30,000 to $40,000 and a 1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 Club Coupe previously owned by author Danielle Steel estimated at $40,000 to $50,000. Sharon had earlier said of the cars “We’re not great car people. They really don’t do a lot for us.

Darren Julien, president of Julien’s Auctions, which organised the two-day sale, said “It did very well. It raised some good money for a very worthy cause.”

“For a celebrity garage sale, it was pretty spectacular.,” he went on. He also commented on the fact that there was fierce competition for the many artworks included. “We had Ozzy fans bidding against these sophisticated fine art buyers, which you don’t see every day. For the most part the metalheads were outbidding the art crowd.”

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Suspect in gay bar attack dies after gunfight with police

Sunday, February 5, 2006

The man who was suspected of attacking three men in a gay bar in Massachusetts died early Sunday morning after being shot in a gun battle with Arkansas State Police.

Jacob D. Robida, 18, fled Massachusetts on Friday after a warrant was put out for his arrest in the aforementioned gay bar attack. Along the way he picked up his girlfriend, 33-year-old Jennifer Rena Bailey, in Charleston, West Virginia. Robida was pulled over in a traffic stop by Gassville, Arkansas Police Officer Jim Sell. Sell asked Robida to get out of the car, and Robida shot him three times before getting back in the car and leaving. A witness called 911, but Sell died at the scene.

Robida led Baxter County, Arkansas sheriff’s officers and Arkansas State Police officers on a high-speed chase. Robida ran over spike strips in Norfolk and drove on two flat tires for a while. He ultimately wrecked his car into some parked vehicles while trying to avoid a roadblock on Arkansas State Road 5. Robida shot at the officers, who returned fire, shooting Robida twice in the head. Bailey was killed in the gunfight; though some witness said Robida shot her before firing on the officers, an autopsy and forensic investigation will determine how she died.

Robida was rushed to Cox-South Hospital in Springfield, Arkansas, where he was pronounced dead at 3:38 a.m. CST (0938 UTC).

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The Ten Best Places For Snowmobiling In The Usa

By Joe Goertz

Snowmobiling is probably one of the most popular of all winter time activities. If you are one of the people who think that heaven can be found on the back of a snowmobile then you know that the US is home to some of the most beautiful snowmobiling sites in the world.

Michigan has always been a winter state and the proof positive is the hundreds if not thousands of people who travel to the state with their snowmobiles. The huge wooded areas in Michigan, particularly close to the lakes, make for some fun and excitement when one is riding their snowmobile.

Maine is one of the colder states in the US and is also home to a lot of snowfall each and every year. For some this means terrible roads and school cancellations. For others it means a beautiful place to take the snowmobile out. The heavily wooded areas surrounded by vast fields are perfect for those with their machines.

Colorado is known for many things, skiing and snowmobiling included. The mountain regions come alive in the winter months as people take to the slopes for all of their skiing action. The same is true for those with the snowmobiles as they tear up the landscape through the woods and open fields, spraying snow in every direction.

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Washington State is beautiful all year round, but for the snowmobilers, there is no time like winter. The giant forests across the state give way to massive fields where a snowmobile has more than enough room to gain some high speed. The beauty of the area is not lost on these people who love to stop and snap a few pictures from the back of their machines.

Wyoming is perfect for those that love to rip across the landscape with a snowmobile. Besides being so beautiful one can hardly stand it, Wyoming caters to the snowmobile crowd in high fashion. There are camps all across the state that are setup only for people with snowmobiles and they fill up quickly early in the winter months.

Utah is made for sports like snowmobiling and there are more than enough people who are willing to take full advantage of the area. The vast open space seems to call the riders to this state where some of the finest views can be seen while taking the machine for a spin on a winter afternoon.

When you think snow you most certainly think of Alaska. That is why Alaska is home to one of the largest populations of snowmobile enthusiasts in the entire world. The early onset of winter and the wide open spaces make this state one of the best sites for snowmobiling in the world.

There is a lot more to Wisconsin than cheese, just ask anyone who happens to own a snowmobile. The mountains are a perfect haven for lovers of this past time, and people the world over come to this state to see the views and spray some snow.

New Hampshire is big on winter time activities and snowmobiling is one of the biggest of them. The ski resorts in the state have found a new market and they now cater directly to those that come to the area with their snowmobiles in tow.

Vermont has taken snowmobiling to the next step. The number of places that rent the machines and also offer some of the finest in areas to ride is proof positive of the beauty that Vermont has to offer. Make your reservations early or risk not having the chance to blow snow in this magical winter wonderland.

So here you have it: the ten best spots to snowmobile in the States. Pick one or more for your next vacation, and be sure to snowmobile safely!

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Violence, arrests end Minsk, Belarus protests

Friday, March 24, 2006

After four days of protesting the disputed election victory of Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, Belarus, protesters have been dispersed by riot police using clubs. Police arrested some 300 protesters in the process of ending the demonstration.

The European Union released a statement condemning the arrest of these protestors, and “decided to take restrictive measures against those responsible for the violations of international electoral standards, including president Lukashenko.” The twenty-five member states have called for the immediate release of all protesters, including an estimated 400 arrested during the five-day protest against the election.

Spokeswoman Janelle Hironimus of the US Department of State also responded to this morning’s raid, stating: “As we have said before, we condemn all acts by the government of Belarus to deprive the citizens of that country of their right to peacefully express their views.”

Canadian official Pamela Greenwell, a spokeswoman for the Foreign Affairs Department, confirmed that a freelance Canadian journalist was also arrested during the raid.

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