The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy has a story that says UK recruit John Wall's college decision is well worth waiting for. He breaks down the reasons why Wall would want to go to UK, Duke, Florida or Miami — the four schools that appear to be in the lead. Click here for the story

You may have heard that all the UK basketball players joined a Facebook group page entitled “Bring John Calipari to UK.”

Don’t believe it.

On his blog, Brett Dawson of the Courier-Journal wrote that he was listed as a member, and he did not join. He said that people who were sent invitations are listed as members, whether they joined or not.

So I just checked and, yes, I am listed as a member.

I, too, never signed up.

Luke Winn of SI.com has an interesting piece addressing three game-changing questions in college basketball.

The first deals with John Wall, in which the Raleigh guard’s advisor and former AAU coach says that is not inaccurate to assume that Duke, Miami and Kentucky are the three finalists.

But Brian Clifton also makes some interesting comments about UK and the signing of Eric Bledsoe.

Excerpt:

Clifton, who met with Wall and his mother on Monday night, gave some insight into the schools’ respective situations, with the most interesting comments being about Kentucky, which has publicly been considered the front-runner since John Calipari jumped from Memphis on March 31. Wall has confirmed that he’s still considering the Wildcats after they accepted Bledsoe’s commitment, but, Clifton said, “The knee-jerk reaction, and justifiably so, would be to take a minute of pause to look further into it. Because I can’t imagine, to get a player like Eric Bledsoe, that [Kentucky] would tell him, we’re going to recruit over you immediately and not play you very much as a freshman.

“There had to be some assurances made to him about being able to share the ball, that would inspire him to commit despite the possibility of John still coming there. … So we have to revisit that situation and make sure it’s going to be great to have two of the top four point guards on the roster at once.”

By revisiting it, Clifton said hopes to talk to Calipari as well as Bledsoe’s camp, to see what their expectations are for next season at Kentucky. (Bledsoe has been quoted as saying that he and Wall can coexist on the court, and that, “I’m going to play my position either if [Wall does go to UK] or he don’t.”) Said Clifton, “It’s definitely not a deal-breaker, but I’d be remiss in my duty as a guy that’s helping John and his family if we don’t explore it fully.”

Winn also examines the impact of whether Jodie Meeks stays in the draft, or comes back to the Cats.

This is dedicated to Mr. K, who loves guns:



This is dedicated to Mr. K, who loves guns:



Hajjaj Keveshadze
IRNA
5/3/2009

President Barack Obama of the United States of America is going to offer the Taliban fighters of Afghanistan and Pakistan a deal. This deal is to give them official recognition in exchange for the stopping of fighting.

Dr. Ali Jafaradze of Tehran University believes that this deal is meant to encircle Iran, "With American influence in Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, they mean to crush our nation with American imperialist zeal."

According to the secret plan, which our spies intercepted on April 30, Obama plans to visit Karachi and meet with Mullah Omar, the leader of the Taliban. He will then offer the Taliban vast regions of Baluchistan in Iran so that the Taliban will stop attacking the American ally Pakistan.

Obama is afraid of the influence of Iran in the region. He is also afraid of our peaceful nuclear program, meant to spread cheap electricity to the entire Middle East, thus defusing American influence.

While in Karachi, Obama may meet with Osama bin Laden and coordinate attacks against Iranian targets. Members of the Mossad may also attend this top-secret meeting.

President Ahmadinejad says that he will not be intimidated by these reports.

In yet another act of benevolent charity, Joe C. has agreed to send a half-million dollars to the Orphan Connection, a support and resource service for orphaned children.

Joe C., heir to the Pennsylvania Gluten Company fortune, has given much of his family's money to charities in the past. Unfortunately not all of these have been the most wise decisions. One of these was Go Cancer!, which was a medical cabal researching ways to make cancer more deadly.

Another bad gift was to the Shoot Puppies Foundation, which as its name suggests, uses its money to use AK-47s to machine-gun puppies.

But Joe's trying to turn it around

What is the most important branch of government?

Ask any American, they will instantly name the executive branch and the office of President, others will point towards the Congress, both are important, but they are not the most important or the most vital to our Nation, the forgotten third branch of government is.

The United States Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court is without a doubt the most important branch of American government, they defend the Constitution, and are suppose to rule based on the law - not personal intentions, and to interpret the Constitution as the Founders saw fit - or be originalists.

Over the past 100 years, the Supreme Court has become very political and even at times activists or unelected legislators of the worst kind, we can look at several cases the largest being Roe v. Wade, and then add the fierceness of the appointment process of new Justices, Conservatives are called evil - while liberals are called moderates, which they never are.

With all accounted, it is fair to say the Supreme Court is vital to America, we all knew during the 2008 Presidential election that the Supreme Court was an important issue, however it was hardly ever mentioned. We knew Obama would appoint a leftist who would rule on law by emotion, and not by the law or by original intent.

Enter Justice Souter.

George H.W. Bush had to replace a vacancy while in the White House, we knew from Justice Thomas how he felt about Conservative judges being on the Supreme Court, well Souter played a Conservative to Republican Senators - but once in the Court, he was a full blown liberal who has screwed us over time and time again.

Justice Souter has decided to retire, thus giving Obama his first Supreme Court appointment process - and as shown by lower court appointments, he will appoint a radical leftist with connections to the ACLU. Pressure is on Obama to appoint a liberal, hispanic, woman to the Supreme Court.

Most Conservatives, including myself have found the front runner, Judge Sonia Sotomeyer of one of the appeal courts, who believes her decisions as a Judge should be influenced by her race & gender - which has nothing and should have nothing to do with decisions regarding the law or the Constitution.

We known whomever Obama appoints will eventually be on the court, however we need to fight like hell too guard against these radical appointments - especially in Judge Sotomeyer.

One last note, according to Rasmussen polling data, 44% of Americans believe his pick will be to liberal, 41% believe it will be just about right. The Supreme Court matters, we need to capitalize on the court - and tell Aericans the importance of the law, and those that rule on it - I can guarantee, most Americans want a Conservative court.

May 19th
6:00 pm
Middleburgh Town Hall

All welcome

Refreshments will be served.
More information:

Richard Edelman
Conservative News and Reporting
"News for the rest of us"


WASHINGTON- In what experts are calling a "ground-breaking move," President Obama Sunday called "lesser" political parties unnecessary, hinting that he may consider outlawing them.

"There can only be so many points of views in our country," the President said at a press conference on Sunday. "It is clear that parties such as the Socialist Party, Workers Party, or Libertarian Party will never represent a meaningful percent of the American public. They simply cannot contribute to the electoral process.

"I hate to say it, but it may be easier and cheaper to remove these parties," President Obama continued. "In a time of recession, we can benefit two-fold from removing these smaller parties. One, by ending these entities, it will be much cheaper to run elections and count votes. Two, we need political unity in a time like this, and lesser parties, such as the Constitution Party, only serve as divisive.

"I will never say that we should get rid of these parties," Obama said, "I just feel the need to outline the benefits that are possible."

The President's speech, which has largely been ignored by the media, has still been met with massive resistance. "I can't believe what he is alluding to," said Henry Epstike, a member of the Green Party. "To say that we must silence dissent by getting rid of other parties is ridiculous."

Patricia Chires, an Independent, stated her outrage, stating, "What, just because I think that machine politics are ruining the two-party system, I am wrong? I don't like the Democrat or Republican party because they don't listen to their roots. But am I suppose to join them because the President demands it? I don't think so."

Even with many lesser party members stating their disapproval with the President's proposal, he still plans to make a speech to Congress within the next month.

"It is something we must deal with," the President said. "We cannot have dissenters in the government."

1. Burning a giant pile of money-- oh wait, that's the stimulus bill.
2. Donating his wife's ego to charity.
3. Taking weekends off to save on costs.
4. Leaving us in the dark to save on electricity.
5. Using Rumplestiltskin to spin gold.
6. Closing down government-run insane asylums.
7. Playing the lottery.
8. One really big bet in Vegas.
9. Investing in Iraqi dinars.
10. Putting more people on welfare so that they-- yeah, it makes no sense.
11. Blaming Bush so much that the recession will undo itself.

Schoolhouse Rock presents a quick history of the American Colonies:



Dedicated to the memory of Joe, who said, "Give me liberty or give me gluten!"

Dedicated to Joe, who is allergic to talking cats:



This May 5, we'd like to wish a happy birthday to everyone who turns another year this year. So if you're old or young (in this case old) here's to you.

Stay healthy, sharp, and decent, and keep us all proud.

After four years of Obama, Americans will be pleading for real change in America, actually its not change, its just returning to the principles of the Founders, Ronald Reagan, and Conservatism as a whole. The Presidential election of 2012 will be closer then the last one nearly 6 months ago.

Unlike other Presidential primary seasons, the Republicans party needs its base to come out in droves, and we need only Republicans voting in the primaries - we cannot risk sabotage from the Democrat party or their cronies, this upcoming primary season is to important.

Regardless of what some say, the 2012 Presidential election has already started, we already have numerous issues to pound Obama on, and Conservative in National defense, gun rights, economics, even abortion are garnering high returns in numbers, just after 100 days of the most liberal president in American history.

Conservatism & the Republican party have a date with destiny, we have the tools for victory, the momentum of the movement, and a new feeling of true fiscal conservatism.

Only one question remains.

Who should the Republican nominee be? As selected by Republican votes across the United States.

The candidate needs to fill three main criteria ;

1. Be either the former or current Governor of a state, we need executive experience.

2. Be Conservative, much more then John McCain, he repulsed the base on many issues.

3. Be a common American, not a Conservative elite, we need real Americans - with limited Washington experience.

In other words, we need "state smarts" for the Republican nominee in 2012, someone who governs on principles and has done a good job for that state.

Governor Palin, Governor Jindal, Governor Otter, Governor Sanford, Governor Purdue all come to mind during this discussion. They all are Conservatives, and all have done a good job governing within their own states with their own solid principles. I can also name Senators DeMint, Kyle, Sessions, Ensign, entire Wyoming & Oklahoma delegation, and others as good candidates as well.

In summary, we need a Conservative Republican Governor to be the 2012 Republican nominee for President, I can almost guarantee the primary season will be a long hard battle amongst Republicans, but we will be united for victory behind a strong candidate who represents our strong Conservative values.

Message for Moderates :

I am sure somewhere - somehow a moderate Republican will read this article and get bent out of shape, so I want to address your criticism right now. We do not need Republicans like Governor Crist of Florida who begged for stimulus money, but Republicans like Governor Palin who fought to deny a good portion of the stimulus.

In other words, we need the most Capitalistic Governor we can find.

Peter Hudler
Conservative News and Reporting
"News for the rest of us."

WASHINGTON- In an "off-the-record" conversation with reporters, President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to distribute traffic cameras in moderately populated residential and commercial areas in order to 'monitor' the people who live and work there.

The conversation was leaked to CNR this afternoon. "People drive fast, people drive poorly, and people die," the President said in the discussion. "But we now have cameras at traffic lights to prevent this and catch those who break the law. But we could do so much more.

"Think about the possibilities if we expand the traffic cameras. At every light, we could monitor bad drivers and at every light we can lower crime. The possibilities are large."

The President then paused. "But even those possibilities are short-sighted. If we are able to improve the technology behind these surveillance devices, we can observe anyone. Anyone who breaks the law and everyone on the street can be viewed. The drop in crime will be astounding."

Though seen as a means to "lower crime for the good of society" by the administration, fears of a type of "Big Brother" state have grown.

Nicholas Grozny of New York told CNR that he fears being watched, regardless of whether he was committing a crime. "I go out and get groceries on the corner of Fifth and Elm," Grozny said. "There's a light with a camera right where the streets merge. I just can't imagine going out to buy some vegetables and having a surveillance device watching everything I do. This isn't the America that I grew up in."

Despite concerns from citizens, the administration released a statement defending its decision.

In the release, the Obama administration cited "rising crime in metropolitan areas" and a "need to save money" as reasons why the cameras were needed. The document digresses, "With an increase in cameras, law enforcement can monitor criminals and civilians cheaply and effectively without putting their officers in harm's way."

The President did not respond to CNR's request for a statement.


See also:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/05/the-traffic-camera-scam/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/24/madd-about-regulation-obama-chauffeurs-the-nanny-s/

For the last forty years, there's been an abundance of debate on the issue of legalizing marijuana. While I've never been a user, I do believe that the case can be made that the government can legalize and closely restrict this substance. While it is illegal, it should not be used unless under doctor's strict permission.

But first, some faulty arguments I've heard why it should be legalized:

1. It's natural. Sure it is. But so's hemlock, coca, and tobacco. Just cause it grows from the ground doesn't mean that we need to ingest it.

2. It's a victimless crime. Yes, often the act of ingesting drugs is a "victimless" crime. But to think of the growing and transport business that is behind it-- competition, gang wars, and drug-running. Not all of this is marijuana, but enough people die because of it, even if none do directly.

3. Cigarettes are worse. Pound for pound, smoking marijuana is worse for the human body. Inhaling deep into the lungs causes more damage to the air sacs and could lead to more respiratory problems.

So in the light of this, why should it be legalized? Because the benefits far outweigh the risks.

1. By reducing the funding needed for anti-drug enforcement, hundreds of millions of dollars can be saved each year. In addition, not keeping people in jail for small possessions will save millions in incarceration costs.

2. By making only a certain, genetically-altered strain legal, the government can ban all "non-allowed" marijuana, making it easier to lock up those selling the non-legal sub-species.

3. By allowing corporations to sell the substance under regulation, government (state and federal) can tax it. Under these circumstance, billions of dollars can be added to the treasury rolls each year.

Yes, the recent topless photos of Miss California, Carrie Prejean, have been a windfall for both the straight and gay communities.

Miss California had a decent point during the Miss America contest, and while I disagree with her, she shouldn't have been discriminated for her views.

And now THIS?

Well, needless to say, the Bible-reading has produced two good things. One, it got her national attention. Two... well, nevermind.

Also, notice how she talked against moral decay and this comes out? Funny.

According to Yahoo! News, the government of Britain recently released a report in which it blacklists several "radicals." These crazies include people from Hamas, Jewish extremists...and popular talk show host Michael Savage.

According to the Home Secretary of Britain, Jacqui Smith, "If you can't live by the rules that we live by... we should exclude you from this country and, what's more, now we will make public those people that we have excluded."

I will be the first to say that I love Great Britain. They are a symbol of rights and freedom throughout the world and one of the United States' greatest ally. But what can you say when they are banning people from their country because of their opinions? You can't truly say anything.

Free speech, something that apparently cannot cross the Atlantic. But then again, we must be watchful against the so-called "Fairness Doctrine," which will limit our freedom. We must be vigilant not to lose our own free speech.

Unlike the rest of the world, the United States via the first amendment protects the freedom of speech, whether it be private or political related. This was especially put in place for political reasons so dissent could not be banned or not subject to penalty, however many President's during a time of war (never George W. Bush) have shut down all dissent. Which I have never supported, because then you become like those you have sworn to fight.

For decades, radio was just music, because talk radio did not exist, as it does today. The reasons is because of the fairness doctrine, which virtually made it illegal for a station to air one opinion only, usually to an area where that opinion is highest, thus going against the freedom of speech and the freedom of press. President Reagan changed that in the late 1980's, which gave talk radio new standing in the political spectrum, and has led to a Conservative medium - in a liberally biased media world.

If you follow Conservative talk radio as I do, you have heard of the big names ; Rush Limbaugh, Sena Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, Mark Levine, etc. Then you also know, out of the entire bunch of great talkers, that Michael Savage is not afraid to voice his opinion. Critics have launched attack after attack on Savage, each one has failed just like the one before it. Save is brutal honest truth telling Conservatives, he cares little of what anyone thinks of his opinion, that's why his audience keeps coming back.

Lets ask this question now, a Conservative talk show hosts giving his opinion against a jihadist planning attacks/calling for attacks in America & England, who is more of a threat to America, hell even England? According to England, that would be Conservative talk show host Michael Savage, who has never advocated for violence, overthrow of government, or any other act of disobedience against the law, has been banned from England.

England has called Savage an extremist, how about Rev. Wright who has advocated anti-American views for 20 years, except Wright does not fit into the Department of Homeland Security's right wing extremism report.

What will the price of limiting political/religious free speech have on America?

In conclusion, England has banned a Conservative because of his political beliefs & opinions, yet Americans have remained silent to attempts to regulate/limit political free speech on talk radio and on the Internet, lets also remind folks that so called "hate crimes" legislation going through Congress currently, we pretty much ban the laws of God of ever being taught.

Our first amendment, makes or breaks the Constitution & America, which side are you on?

Apparently, there's been some buzz that the picture of Miss California that surfaced is nowhere near as cool-- er, revealing as some other photographs which may be released soon. It appears that whoever has the pictures are looking for a cash payout, or at least be able to derail the beauty queen.

So, this is gearing up to be an interesting week.

Where the pictures came from is undisclosed of yet, but chances are that Miss California should have been more careful who she gave a camera to.

Still, in regards to her answer to gay marriage, she's wrong on facts, but she's right on circumstance due to the fact that it got her in the spotlight.

Here's the much hyped photo of Miss California "topless." In reality, she's not really showing off the goods completely, so... yeah. Enjoy:


I ain't afraid of no ghost.

Mr. Krabbs

The United States of America has 51 Constitutions, 50 state - 1 federal active, most if not all, have been written and supported by the smartest/wisest in these states, as well as at the federal level in the late 1780's. The United States Constitution is perfect in many ways, from governing to the most important rights vital to a republican form of government, some have attacked it, or parts of it - but, are mostly ignored as idiots.

We do endure problems from time to time, especially on state levels where fraud & corruption hits closer to home, and Americans have a passion of finding someone - something to blame when it comes to political affairs. Sadly, in several states, of course mainly Democrat leaning, some have called for state constitutional conventions, to re-write their constitutions that have been in place for hundreds of years (in most cases).

Why?

Instead of yelling & kicking out fools who do not follow the Constitutions, they attack the system which works perfectly fine when followed correctly.

Lets look at California, they have elected a liberal group of officials to represent them, some from the GOP and a majority from the Democrat party, giving fiscal Conservatives no place for discussion in California. These so called representatives continue to raise taxes, limit freedom, and espouse liberally charged ideas - the state is falling as fast as some can count, the state is literally in billions in debt, thousands of flocking to other states, yet the people still blame the system. The funny thing is, this same exact system was in place under Reagan when he was Governor 30 years ago, we was just following it, and cutting taxes.

In conclusion, blame the fools in office, not the system. Misdirected blame, always caused un-intended results

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A hot meal?

-- Dr. Zoidberg


Yes, it's that time of the week again when Dr. Joe comes out of hiding and decides to enlighten the world with one of his patented babes. This week he's picked only the hottest, babiest babe.

This week's babe:
Sheila Jackson Lee
Yes, she might think that the Jews are evil... and that being a Democrat is acceptable, but she's not crazy to Dr. Joe. Instead, she serves as Congress' hottest babe.
She come from Texas, where she was Miss Texas nine times, even though six of those times she was ineligible. Not only that, when she ran for Congress, she thought that it was another beauty pageant. Lucky for us, she did!

Joe's Sizzlin' Factor:

5.5/10.0 Smokin's

Never has so much been owed by so many to so few.

--Winston Churchill

Love the government in your business? Well, you'll love this.

From Yahoo! News:

WASHINGTON – The White House told industry officials on Friday that it is leaning toward recommending that the Federal Reserve become the supercop for "too big to fail" companies capable of causing another financial meltdown.

According to officials who attended a private one-hour meeting between President Barack Obama's economic advisers and representatives from about a dozen banks, hedge funds and other financial groups, the administration made it clear it was not inclined to divide the job among various regulators as has been suggested by industry and some federal regulators.

"The idea of having a council of regulators was pretty much vetoed," said one participant.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who briefly attended the meeting but did not identify the Fed specifically as his top choice, told the group that one organization needs to be held responsible for monitoring systemwide risk. He said such a regulator should be given better visibility into all institutions that pose a risk to the financial system, regardless of what business they are in.

"Committees don't make decisions," Geithner told the group, according to another participant.

Officials from the Treasury Department and National Economic Council, which hosted the meeting, told participants that the Fed was considered the most likely candidate for the job, according to several officials who attended or were briefed on the discussions.

The administration officials said a legislative proposal would likely be sent to Capitol Hill in June with the expectation that the House Financial Services Committee, led by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., would consider the measure before the July 4th recess.

The officials requested anonymity because the meeting had not been publicly announced and they were not authorized to discuss it.

A Treasury Department statement provided to The Associated Press on Friday confirmed Geithner's position that he wants a "single independent regulator with responsibility for systemically important firms and critical payment and settlement systems."

A spokesman said Geithner also is open to creating a council to "coordinate among the various regulators, including the systemic risk regulator."

Industry officials say such a council would likely serve as advisers and would not be given the authority that a "systemic risk regulator" would.

The Fed itself hasn't taken a position on whether it should have the job, although Chairman Ben Bernanke has said the Fed would have to be involved in any effort to identify and resolve systemwide risk.

Geithner said Friday the administration plans an "aggressive" package of reforms for the financial system including proposals to fundamentally overhaul how financial institutions pay their senior executives. Critics have charged that the bonus system used at many major institutions encouraged excessive risk taking.

"We had a financial system that did a terrible job of protecting consumers, of building a strong, stable financial system less prone to crisis and we are going to have to fix that," Geithner said in an interview on PBS' "Newshour." "You will see this president, this administration bringing sweeping reforms to our financial system."

In a speech Thursday, Bernanke said that huge, globally interconnected financial firms whose failure could endanger the U.S. economy should be subject to "a robust framework for consolidated supervision."

Naming the Fed as a kind of super regulator is likely to run into at least some resistance by other federal regulators and in Congress.

Mary Schapiro, the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said Friday that she was inclined to support the idea floated this week by the head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for a new "systemic risk council" to monitor large institutions against financial threats. The council would include the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, FDIC and SEC, according to the proposal by FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair.

Speaking to the Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund industry's biggest trade group, Schapiro said she is concerned about an "excessive concentration of power" over financial risk in a single agency.

Lawmakers are divided on whether the Fed alone should assume the role of systemic regulator. Some say the Fed failed to prevent the current economic crisis and shouldn't be trusted with such a big responsibility. Others say the Fed should stay focused on its primary duty of setting monetary policy.

Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, said this week he is "more attracted to the council idea" than having a single regulator play that role.

Unlike other regulatory agencies, the Fed does not rely on appropriations from Congress for its operating funds. It finances itself through its investments.

Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo told Congress in March that the extent to which the new responsibility for systemic risk should fall to the central bank "depends a great deal on precisely how the Congress defines the role and responsibilities of the authority."

"Any systemic risk authority would need a sophisticated, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to systemic risk," he testified. "Such an authority likely would require knowledge and experience across a wide range of financial institutions and markets."

I want to seriously pose a question to all that will read this blogpost, some on the Democrat side of the American political spectrum have called for a "fairness doctrine" to takeover American talk radio, saying that the blatant bias is against America's best interest, and that we need supposed "fairness".

First off, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech & freedom press, meaning the government has no right to touch the radio dial or anyother media in the first place.

Secondly, American talkradio serves as the balance against a liberal newspaper industry, television industry (with the exception of FoxNews), and Hollywood - which produces thousands of movies a year.

Thirdly, some Democrats claim that Americans do not receive enough public broadcasting or enough views to make informed decisions on issues because of talkradio, has anyone heard of NPR? Hundreds of stations around the county, with a liberal slant. And there are tens of thousands of media sources with various opinions in Newspaper, Talk Radio, Television, and the Internet.

Fourthly, the supposed "fairness doctrine" is 100% Un-Constitutional.

So my question is, because talkradio is the ONLY media source promoting Conservative views and opinions, which are American views & opinions, can you find any other opinions anywhere else in anyother media source? And can you make decisions on political decisions as well? Because if you can, then the chief idiotic claim of the Democrats anti-first amendment, anti-talk radio, anti-Conservatism "censorship doctrine" is 100% proven, once again I may add, false.

Also, Democrats are going after Conservative Talkradio because it dares express a Constitutional given right to express a different opinion then them.

Cause if you stick a finger in a Korean War veteran all you're going to pull away is a bloody stump.

--Lloyd Bonafide


Jumping in Pools is happy to continue our eighth iteration of our interview series. This interview is with Mr. Tetsuo Kotani, a Ph.D. candidate at Doshisha University in Kyoto and research fellow at the Ocean Policy Research Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kotani has recently written an article in the Japan Times.

1. China has recently been increasing its military budget. Do you feel that
the increase in spending could outstrip economic growth and cause the PRC to
reverse course?

Yes and no. I think China will continue to spend more in defense, even
if that outstrip its economic growth, since strong military is a
symbol of the Communist Party. China needs to keep its 8% economic
growth to create enough jobs domestically; otherwise the Communist
Party has to take care of more social unrest. If China fails to keep
the 8% economic growth and if China fails to reduce defense budget, it
is very likely that the PLA will be used to suppress social unrest.


2. Which branch of the Chinese military could be most destabilizing in East
Asian geopolitics?

The PLA Navy could. The stability of East Asia depends on the balance
between continental power of China and Russia and sea power of the
United States and Japan. China's maritime ambition is destabilizing
this balance.

3. If the United States decided to stop giving direct aid to Taiwan and
canceled the alliance, how could the ROC defend against the PRC threat?

I don't think the US Congress will abandon Taiwan unless Taiwan
unilaterally declares independence. Even if Taiwan's unilateral
behavior brings a military conflict, the United States still needs to
intervene in the end to keep the credibility of its commitment to the
region. In any event, if the U.S. withdraws its defense commitment to
Taiwan, Taiwan has little means to defend itself against the PRC
military threat.

4. Where do you see the next major East Asian conflagration happening?

In North Korea. A sudden collapse of Kim Jong-il could lead to a major
conflagration, possibly a North Korean civil war and international
intervention.

5. How likely is it for Japan to develop nuclear weapons in the next twenty years?

Almost zero. Japan sees no strategic, military, political benefit in
developing its own nuclear weapons as long as the US provides credible
extended deterrence.

6. Is the Obama Administration using the appropriate tools to deal with North Korea?

Too early to know. Special Envoy Bosworth and others are now on the
road, searching both bilateral and multilateral talks with North
Korea. I think it has become clear that the international community
has little leverage on North Korean nuclear and missile programs.
North Korea is behaving like a baby but sensitive about their
interests. Adult supervision is necessary for us. Benign neglect would
just result in more North Korean nukes, larger missiles and their
proliferation in the black market. I think the Obama administration
needs to engage with North Korea, giving rewards for good behaviors
and punishments for bad behaviors.

EXCLUSIVE
Michele Chang
Conservative News and Reporting
News for the Rest of Us

Former Vice President Richard Cheney has apparently booked a flight to Aalborg, Denmark, possibly to escape prosecution from the United States government.

According to the Vice President's daughter's friend, Cheney has allegedly taken out a lease for an apartment in the northern part of the European nation. The conservative government there has agreed not to extradite the former VP in case of prosecution.

This comes after American Attorney General Eric Holder announced on May 8 that prosecution of Cheney over "torture" allegations is still "a possibility." Cheney was reportedly alarmed that a special prosecutor was named to investigate him personally.

While President Obama has not explicitly stated that Cheney would go on trial, rumblings from the Justice Department show that Cheney would be target number one if such hearings would take place. Rumors also place former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as next in line.

Details about Cheney's new apartment are unknown, but it is speculated that the former VP will purchase a house in the small country. His wife Lynne already owns a small farm 30 minutes northwest of the capital Copenhagen.

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I just want the Sudetenland, honest.

-- Adolf Hitler, ca. 1938

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The Donald announces at 11am whether Miss California gets to keep her crown, though she hates gay marriage but likes to take her shirt off.
Sigh.

Initially, and least important to the subject of this post, one would doubt very much that Carrie Prejean enjoys taking her shirt off for the cameras. One might assume that feelings of insecurity would plague her, much as they would any normal woman - no matter how beautiful.

On more substantive points, though, one must wonder why the with-us-or-against-us mentality is apparently foreign-policy fatality, but is regularly used as a moral club to bash social conservatism. Why must people automatically “hate” homosexuals if they think that gay marriage is morally wrong and unwise public policy? Why is there the assumption that social conservatives “hate”gay marriage proponents simply because they disagree with their political agenda?

If that is the definition of hatred, one might also argue that Brewer hates Prejean, simply because she disagrees with Prejean’s definition of marriage. It could also be that Barack Obama hates roughly forty-six percent of America for voting against him. There is the possibility that Keith Olbermann hates conservatives...well, okay - that’s a bit too obvious to apply here.

Could it be said that Harry Truman dropped two atomic bombs on Japan because he hated the Japanese? Perhaps, in this line of thought, it would be acceptable to say that two good friends might hate each other, because one believes the greatest sport known to man is baseball, while his buddy says the same of golf.

The logical absurdity is nearly unlimited, and always unbiased. Unfortunately, Contessa Brewer is not.

Once upon a time, the press was virtually obsessed with the “with us or against us” foreign policy stance of the Bush presidency. Pundits swung from rhetorical chandeliers, screaming that such a dichotomous approach would alienate the rest of the world - that our “arrogance,” as they called it, would thin our list of allies dramatically.

But that doesn’t seem to apply to the media when the matter is domestic policy and the viewpoint is socially conservative.

MSNBC host Contessa Brewer posted on her Twitter feed this morning:

Last Sunday. May 3, an accident in downtown Cobleskill seriously injured Ryan Daly. We'd like to ask all of our readers to observe a moment of silence for him. He hope that he recovers completely soon.

I hold in my hand a promise from Chancellor Hitler....

-- Neville Chamberlain, 1938


Now, this may be a really big piece of news if it comes to pass. Apparently, GM is so heavily burdened with debt that it may move out of the motor city. Michigan already has a really high unemployment rate, especially Detroit, and this could be the straw that economically cripples the state.

It also appears that the auto giant may likely declare bankruptcy. Now, the CEO of GM was already fired by the government. Does this mean that the government may nationalize the auto industry? With big names like Oldsmobile and Pontiac already down, an activist government may see it as the only solution.

In the meantime, GM's shares have fallen by 10% to under $1.50.

GM owes $27 billion dollars and may close six plants. The UAW will own 39% of the stock. Also:

The company also plans to notify dealers later this week about its plans to reduce their ranks by about 2,600 by 2010. The company has 6,246 dealerships, many of which are not profitable because of lower sales volumes
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Not good times in Motown.

America through intelligent founders, a Nation of freedom & laws, many wars, 230 + years of economic growth, dozens of Presidents, a high value of gun rights, our Christian faith - has become the greatest & freest Nation on the face of the earth, which no other Nation can compete with.

Yet, America has a new battle on her hands, a battle for independence of thought, a battle for freedom of speech & religion, a battle for the heart and soul of this great Nation. The enemy is stealth, the enemy has many faces, and many followers, that enemy is political correctness.

In a 2006 Senate election in the great state of Virginia, political correctness even cost a Republican Senator his seat in the Senate, because of a comment taken out of context - or should I say a comment said innocently, but taken out of context and pushing it towards phony racism via political correctness, Senator George Allen lost the election by 11,000 votes. Leftists pushed political correctness as pure racism, and caused Senator Allen his election.

This enemy also has selected correctness, as it used as a weapon against Republicans, Conservatives, and average day Americans, but often more disgusting remarks are forgotten when used by Democrats. Think about it, political correctness has developed from censoring certain words to censoring opinion that dare challenge Democrat thought, lets recall Ms.California Carrie Prejean who spoke out against homosexual marriage, her life has been destroyed and attacked because of her beliefs.

Political correctness has also led to the censoring of American Conservatism in England, as talk show host Michael Savage has been banned for his blunt Conservative opinions, while England falsely claims he has ever called to incite violence, hell England doesn't even broadcast his show there!

You can no longer say Merry Christmas for risk of offending someone, you can no longer celebrate Columbus day at Brown University because it may offend some moronic liberal, thus the name has been changed, you can no longer preach from certain parts of the Bible, because it might confirm that homosexuality is an abomination.

Is this the America our Founders wanted?

Is the this America You want?

A Senator has lost his seat, a beauty has been attacked and might lose her crown, and a Conservative has been banned for his political convictions.

We need to stop this political correctness manure now, or else it will destroy the fabric of freedom in America.

This is a very discouraging and outrageous story. If it comes true, then President Obama has already forfeited a huge amount of chance of credibility on foreign policy. Yes: President Obama is threatening to limit our intelligence sharing with Great Britain, our closest ally.

Why? Did the Brits assist terrorists? Did they give Iran the bomb? No.

A terrorist is claiming that he was tortured by the British. If the Brits release a memo regarding this alleged "torture" it may make Obama look foolish, especially if they do it before the United States is set to release four "torture" memos.

At issue is whether the British courts will disclose a seven-paragraph summary of the treatment of Binyam Mohamed, a former detainee who was released from Guantanamo Bay prison in February.


It appears that Obama is attempting to cover up alleged abuses by American agents...

And remember, the cover-up is always worse than the crime itself.

So why is Obama doing this? Wouldn't releasing a potentially juicy "torture" memo help him blame George Bush for everything? Well... it could be a couple of things.

1. The treatment was not torture, undercutting Obama's "moral authority."

or

2. The "torture" named may be part of the President's existing arsenal of tactics to deal with terrorism. This would make him a hypocrite, and perhaps a liar.

Still, we'll see what happens.

But to threaten an allied government with limitations on intel sharing for a political purpose. This is far and away a shame. The Democrats called on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to retire over legal firings of US attorneys... which they claim were for political purposes. That pales in comparison with the idea that Obama may again snub the British.

I am 100% against Internet Piracy, and stealing movies & music, etc. from companies that are getting ripped off. I believe there should be a three strike law :

First offense - 1,000 dollar fine.
Second offense - 10,000 dollar fine, or 15 days in local jail.
Third offense - 10 months in prison, felony offense.

Internet piracy is the same as theft from a store, only worse.

However, France has just passed a law giving the government complete control to shut down someone's internet connection if they are suspected or have committed internet piracy. That goes way to far in government control, I also oppose giving the President complete control to shut down the American internet if the President sees a crisis or cyber-warfare, as being proposed in the Senate :

I oppose that, because shutting the complete internet has nothing to do with cyber warfare with China.
I oppose that, because this gives any President control to shut down the Internet at his whim.
I oppose that, because it no longer keeps a customer - internet company market, but government control in another economic market.





Here's the much hyped photo of Miss California "topless." In reality, she's not really showing off the goods completely, so... yeah. Enjoy:

When You Need To Hire An Event Planner?
Planning a party is not always easy for everyone. It can be something that is a lot of hard work and may even be a little tiring to some. When you are trying to plan the party that has everything that you are looking for and so much more, you may want to have a professional help you with all the things that you have to do.
Having an event planner help you with our special occasion is something that you may not think you need, but you may be wrong. When you have a lot of things to do and not enough time to do them all in, you will want to make sure that you have the help that you need to get it all done in time.
Getting an event planner can also help you find different ideas that you could not get on your own. You will appreciate the ideas that you can get from an event planner that has a lot of different experience with planning a great party. They will be able to bring some fun and flair to your night and make it the best that it can be.
Hiring an event planner is nothing to be worried about. You will find that it can be something that will make your party a great success. Finding an event planner is not something that will be too hard either. There are many people that are looking to help you out with your next event. You will be able to check out the different options that you have and go from there. You will see that there are all different types of planners that come with different prices as well. It will depend on the type of party and amount of work that needs to be done.
You will find that the larger parties are going be difficult to take on by yourself. You will want to have someone that you can rely on and trust to make the difficult decisions about things that have to be done. You will the skill of an event planner to make this great time even better. Memories are the one thing that many people like to have of special occasions and you will want all of your memories to be great.
Weddings are an event that will probably call for an event planner to take charge. There are many preparations that need to be done and you will find it a lot easier to get help for them. When you have someone to take on all the problems that happen and take the stress off you, you will be able to sit back and enjoy more of the process instead of worrying about it all the time.
Surprise parties and larger sized birthday parties may also call for an event planner to help. Getting someone to find the place, food, entertainment, and all the hard to deal with problems that can happen with a party is going to take a lot of pressure off of you. You will want to have a good time at the party too and not be stressing over the things that need to be done. That is what you are going to pay the event planner to do.
After the party is over with and you have had the best time ever, you will then have to decide if you want to fess up and let everyone know your secret about the event planner, or let them think that you did it all on your own. Either way, you will feel good about the choice you made and actually be excited about the next party you have to plan.

Learn How To Create An Event That Will Generate Revenue For You!
When you are thinking about getting a great event together and making it special, you will want to use a little bit of your creative mind to make it great. You will want to learn how to create an event that will generate revenue for you. You will be able to make a great profit with your event and this will be a great success.
If you are trying to plan something that will bring you a little bit of profit, you will have to spend a little bit too. You will want to make sure that you are able to find the funds to spend on your special event. This is something that will be a great idea for you and one that will defiantly work out in the end.
You need to find the money to create your special event. You will want to hold fundraisers if necessary and other special events to make this great success happen for you. You will love the fact that you can get some of the money for your event and get all things that you want and need in to pull this thing off.
You will want to be sure that you are using the right materials to make the event great. You should have the right decorations that are going to really make your event stand out. You will also want to have the right location to start. You will find that there are many different areas that you can hold your event. The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you reserve the spot that will accommodate all of the guests and have enough room to keep them all comfortable.
After you have the location that is best for you, you will have to pick the food and the entertainment. You need to have a good menu that will get people's attention. Everyone wants to have a good meal when they go out especially if this is a meal that they are going to end up paying for. They will want to have something that is delicious and something that will give them a great impression.
Depending on the reason for your event, you may have to decide what type of donation you are looking for. You will want to use the donations for the cause that you are looking for. You will have to make sure that you are doing your best to raise the most money that you can for your cause. This will make you feel better and get a better reaction to your party.
Take the time to make the best of your budget and use all the resources that you have to make the event the perfect party. You will get more people to come to your party as well as make good revenue that you can use for purpose of the party. Sticking to your budget will help to keep you on track and make you more money in the end.
Make sure that you are advertising your event. You need to get all the publicity that you can when you are try to make some revenue from an event. This is something that you can be sure to have a great experience with if you are willing to go the distance and put forth your best effort to make your event stand out from the rest. People will be pleased with the great job that you have done and they will want to give up their money because of the wonderful job they have had.

How To Create Effective Team bonding At Your Events

When it comes to team work you will need it for most of your events. You will need to think about the teamwork first. You will have plenty of little details that must be completed, but can you put the most effect team together? When it comes to choosing people to be on a team, you have to pick them for a reason other than personal. You need to know that they are able to make decisions and get things done. They have to be goal oriented, however, you should also think about the way that they can come together and find easy and quick solutions to any of the problems that may pop up.

First, when bringing a team together, you need to get them to bond. The way to get a team to bond is to give them a simple task and then watch how they work with each other. Some people will bump heads quickly and then some will come together and really focus on the task at hand. You should make sure that you pair the team so that they will work to your advantage. You should make sure that each person has something to bring to the table. When it comes to activities that will build team spirit, you may want to think about letting the group divide itself. Partners tend to work better when they are placed with others whom they wish to be with. This however, can also be the devil in disguise. Not only can this work to your advantage, but you may eventually have to separate them because they distract each other from the task at hand.

However, to build team bonding you need to make sure that you allow the teams to have most or complete control over things. You will find that if you add some competition in with the mix which of the groups will perform better. You can do this by setting the group into two smaller groups with the same task and then see which team can pull it through. Then you can get some feed back and see if you have someone ruining your perfect team equation. When you find out that there is someone ruining your team, you can either pull them from the project or give them smaller and insignificant tasks to seem like they are helping.

If you need a team to improve on their teambuilding skills, you will need to set them aside and tell them out you feel. You can let out that you are disappointed. This way you can motivate them to put things in gear, but you may need to talk to the group members about why they are falling behind and try to find a solution. Sometimes you will find that your teams will be ineffective because of one person and that may be the time to let someone go. However, if it is crunch time you need to get everyone working together successfully.

For the process of planning the event, you need to delegate activities or roles within the groups and then keep an open door. With the open door you are able to find out what is the trouble, where the trouble is coming from, and how to take the right measures. When you are trying to keep a team going you have to act as manager and sometimes you need to be touch and sometimes sympathetic.

As for the activities that you do to help build good team work, you can get creative with them, but make sure that your tests or tasks is apart of the bigger plan. This way you can get things done and the others can learn about the importance of teamwork.

8 Ways To Get Attendees To Your Events

When you plan an event, you want to make sure that everyone is going to attend it. You do not want to do all that work for nothing. It is important that you have your event planned out well and this will include everything right down to the invitations. You want to have your guests learn about the event in plenty of time so that they can attend it.
1. The first way to get your attendees to your event is to make the invitations look great. You want your invitations to be exciting and bring some expectation to what they can have when they come to your event. You want them to get excited about coming.
2. Another way to get your guests to come is to advertise the event. You want to make sure that you are putting up the appropriate signs and getting the date and time out there for people to see. You want people to feel like they are welcome to come and enjoy the fun and excitement of your special event and this is one way to do just that.
3. You may also want to send email invitations to people about your special event. This is good way to make sure that people hear about your planned event and let them know fast. You can reach a lot of people by email and in a matter of a few minutes. This is a great way to make sure that everyone hears about your party and you will get the word out there fast.
4. Talk up the event. This means that you want to tell people what a great time this event is going to be and what they can expect. You want people to wander about the great party and want to come along for the fun. This is something that will entice their interest and get them wanting to come along. You will find that by talking up the great party, you will have more people show up.
5. Tell your friends to tell their friends about the great event. Make sure that you are telling everyone to share the word and to let others know what a great time this is going to be. Tell them to hit upon some of the wonderful things that they will be able to expect at the grand event. This will really get them wanting to show and if they are not invited, they may ask to be.
6. Advertise your event. You can put ad in the newspaper and on the television if the funds are there for you to do so. You can do this and you will be surprised at how many people you will be able to reach with your event. You will see that you are getting the news out there and getting the word across so that you can get more people aware of the fun that you are planning.
7. Put flyers in papers that are seen in your church, local organizations and many other places. You will be able to make up an interesting flyer that will catch the eyes of many onlookers and they will want to come to your event.
8. You may even want to have your special event written in the sky if you want. You can hire a sky writer to do the work for you. This is a great idea and one that will get your word across. You may also want to have your great even written on pieces of paper and floated away on with a balloon into the sky. This is a great idea and one this is cheap and very cool at the same time.

5 Tips To Look Out For When Planning Your Event Logistics
There are many things that you need to look out for when you are planning an event that will be a great success. You will want to take into consideration all the things that can go wrong so that you are prepared for the things that can make your event turn bad. You want to be prepared and able to take on any challenges that come your way.
1. The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you are able to keep your event on track. There are so many things that can go wrong when you are planning something. You do not want to get discouraged when it comes to planning something wonderful. You want to keep the event going the right way so that you do not give up and get frustrated. You need to keep patience and keep motivated so that you are getting exactly what you want and need for your event.
2. You have to make sure that you are not planning your event for a day that is already taken by another event. You want to keep the dates open so that you are not interfering with other big parties because you want everyone to show up to yours. You will want to check the dates that are best first so that you can start planning the big party. Once you have the right date, you can then start to book everything else so that you are able to make sure everyone can come.
3. Keep organized. Being on the right track is the best way to stay focused on what you need to get done? You will want to make sure that you are able to keep things running well and on track. The best way to do this is to stay focused. You will want to have accurate records of everything that you are doing so that you not wandering later. You will want to make sure that you get receipts for everything that you pay for. You will want this to ensure that you get what you are paying for.
4. Keep aware of unexpected things that can happen. You will want to be on the lookout for any thing that can come up. You will be better off when you are prepared for the bad things and able to keep up on them. You will find that when you have things handled before they happen, you will be better prepared and able to handle anything that can come your way. This is the one reason why you need to make sure that you are going to have a back up plan.
5. Trying to make the best event ever is not going to happen on its own. You will want to be motivated and able to stay on track. Keeping on the right path is the best way to make sure that you are able to have the perfect event planned. You will feel better and get things done easier. You need to be ready to work and keep things moving. Staying committed to your cause is going to help you with your event planning and making things happen.
These are all great ways to make the event be a success. You will feel better and have a better experience when you are going to be prepared and organized. These are the top things that make an event work and you will find it fun and exciting when you have the right tools.

10 Ways To Make Your Event Interesting And Exciting

There are plenty of ways that you can make an event interesting and exciting. You will need to let your creativity flow and not hinder you. The way that you do this is simply by brainstorming. Every time that you come up with an idea you should write it down. At this point you don't want to judge the idea. Some of the worst ideas can turn into being a blessing. Even if your ideas seem silly and outrageous you should still write it down. At the brainstorming stage you don't judge your ideas. This process will help you come up with hundreds of ideas and then later narrowed to a few good ideas.

The first tip to coming up with making your even interesting and exciting has to deal with the point of the event. If you can, you should have famous entertainers to help out with the cause. This way you can bring people in with your celebrities, but then you are able to save some money on the interesting aspects of the event. You should always make sure that they are willing to donate their time so that you don't end up paying, making this tip one of the most interesting concepts of the event. You should also think about what kind of person you would like to help with the event, rather it be a singer, actor, or dancer.

You should also think about the food. When it comes to the food you can do a lot for an event. You can make it exciting and interesting easily by adding some exotic foods. You may also want to blend your ability to offer some foods that are traditional for an event of this kind and some food that is wild and new.
When it comes to planning an event ahead of time, you will find that your ideas will be pouring in, however, it comes a time when you hit a wall. You don't know what to do or how to present an aspect of the event. This is when you have to do some things to generate the ideas

Another way you may be able to generate some interest is not just by having high celebrities, but some of the local celebrities as well. This way you can get the community to back your guest and to open them to the event with open arms. You will find that most of the local TV personalities are more than willing to offer some help in the name of charity. However, if you aren't a charity you may want to think about other things that don't cost a lot of money and you don't have to fuss over. Once of these things would be some interesting facts.

If you do a lot of research, you are able to entertain your audience with facts. You can celebrate your numbers and you will find it to be a rush. However, you should make sure that the facts are true. The last thing that you need is to read in the newspaper tomorrow about how you lied. You don't have to stretch the truth to have interesting facts.

If education isn't the thing then entertainment is. If you would like to have some examples of entertainment you can go with dancers, singers, and actors. This way you can entertain your guests and be able to celebrate how well your wallet is doing. Basically if you are able to find some local school to help you out with the entertainment, you can cut your costs in half.

Do something outrageous as well. Hire someone to set off fireworks or have sky divers. This will make your party unique and special. To have an entertaining party you may also want to think about the drinks. You may want to expand the bar or to decrease. Alcohol is a great way to start a party, but it's no way to celebrate for one.

You may also want to go online and help with you entertainment. You never know who you might be able to book to make the party out of this site. If you have your people call their people, this will work out great.
Another way to add some excitement is by adding some animals to the batch. The animals will make the party wild and crazy. Everyone will love this outrageous party.

You may also want to add some excitement with the music. Make the music go with the theme of the party and go wild on the dance floor.

Finally, you may want to have several things going on at once. This way you can have everyone entertained to keep things interesting and entertaining.

10 Ideas On Creating Exciting Event Themes

If you are trying to plan an event that is different and entertaining, you may find that it is not always easy. You will sometimes run into a brick wall when it comes time for you to choose a special theme for your occasion. You will want your event to go as well as possible. You want to have the perfect theme that will grab everyone's attention and have him or her excited about coming to your party.
The one thing that you will have to do when you are trying to figure out a them for your event is think about what type it is. You should think about what the event is being held for and something that is associated with it. Once you find out what your event is for, you will then be able to quickly think about different things that you can do to make it great. You want to have a theme that will stand out and get them interested in your party.
There are many different ideas that you can use for creating exciting event themes. You can do something fun for the kids. You will want to make a kids event jammed packed with fun and entertaining items. You want them to keep their attention on the event and busy while they are there. You can use some fun colors and keep the event decorated in an upbeat manner so that the kids have a great time.
Another idea for kids is to have special characters there. You can hire certain cartoon characters and other fascinating entertainers to keep the crowd motivated and happy to be there. You can also incorporate a child's favorite type of project or hobby. You can use sports and many other fun filled activities to keep them from being bored or getting out of control.
Third, you can have a costume party. This is a great way to get people to have fun and get a little bit wild for a great time out. Your event will be fun and leaving your guests wanting more. For the fourth ideas you can have some really great games to play. Anyone that goes to an event wants to do something fun and exciting. They do not want to be sitting in a corner all night talking to one person. Have some great games that will keep the guests happy and motivated to have even more fun later on.
The fifth reason can be dancing. Usually everyone will love to hear music and you can hire a DJ to play everyone's favorite music and they can dance to great tunes that will keep them grooving all night long. This will surely add some fun to your event. You can have everyone dance and even come up with a contest to keep him or her moving along with the beat.
For the sixth reason, you can use decorations to make the event great. You can find many different things that will bring life and entertainment to your event. For the seventh reason, you can make your own special designs and theme your party any way that you want. You can use different colors and objects to add some fun and flair to your event.
For the eighth reason, you can use food to create a great theme for your event. You can use any type of food that you want and make your party special. You can have different foods from different ethnic backgrounds to help you with your party planning. You can use any or all-different types of unique foods to make the occasion a little different.
Surprise events are a great way to have a theme. This is the ninth creative way to make your event more exciting to everyone. You can make the party a surprise for someone and use this as your theme. This will be a lot of fun to keep it a secret and to have someone pleasantly surprised about your event.
The tenth idea for your event is to have it as a charity event. This is something that you can bet will bring a lot of different people to your event. You can raise some money for a very special cause in your life and one that you care a great bit for. You will be able to have everyone that attends your event pitch in and donate some thing towards the fund.

Divorce - How to rebuild your life - all about the utilities
When you are going through a divorce, there are a lot of preparations you have to do. You will want to make sure that you are hitting on all of the things that you need to so that you are not missing anything. You will want to make a list of the items that you have to do so that you can have it done and ready with no problems. This will help you in the rebuilding of your new life after divorce.
You will find that you will have to start over to put it plainly when you are divorced. You will have to start out on your own again and learn how to do things on your own. You will have to take care of your home and all the things that go along with having your own home. It is a very long process but one that will make you feels good when you have it all accomplished.
There are many utilities that you will have to get put into your name once you are divorced. You will have to make sure that you are starting your own form of credit so that you are established and ready to have these things put into your name. Sometimes utility companies will not issue you credit with out you first having some sort of credit already established. You will have to figure out the best way to do this.
You will want to make sure that you are separating all of the accounts that were once in both names. You need to do this as soon as possible to avoid any type of complication later on down the road. You need to then start building up your credit so that you can start your own good name going. Having utilities is a big and important step to rebuilding your life and getting back on track.
The main companies that you need to make sure you call are the electric, water, garbage, phone and car insurance companies. You will want to make sure that you are contacting these agencies at once. This is going to make it easier for you to get things started soon and a lot easier. This is a great start to getting your own name rebuilt so that you are happy and able to enjoy life to the fullest.
The one thing that you need to also be making sure that the past balances are paid off. You may have to do this first before you decide to switch them into your name if you are staying in the same location where you and your spouse lived. This is going to be important because if you have bills from when the other person lived at the location, you may be entitled a reimbursement for this money. You will have to discuss this with your attorney and spouse and see how it all works out.
When you are making the switch for all of the utilities you will want to make sure that you are paying the bills on time. This will be better for you when it comes time to get credit for other things. You will want to make sure that you are on time and paying the balance off as much as you can. This will help you get your life rebuilt and back on the right track where you belong. There is nothing wrong with wanting to do better for yourself and with the right help and a little determination you can do it. You will see that you will have a better life and be happier once you get out there on your own and surviving!

Divorce - How to rebuild your life - about the house in your name
Usually in a divorce, the couple that is divorcing needs to make the decision about who is going to keep the house. They need to work this out on their own or make sure that the courts address it. You have to make the decision about what will be done with the property. There are many different options and it is important to make sure that the decision is best for everyone involved.
In a divorce it is usually determined what is going to be done with the house. You can either sell it and split the profits between the two people that are getting divorced if they own it, one person can offer to let the other one have it, or the other party will buy out the ex spouse. It will depend on how the divorce is settled to determine this decision. It is always better when things are worked out easily, but sometimes this is not possible and the couple will have to seek the help from an attorney or court system.
If you are the one that is ready to take on the challenge of keeping the home, you will want to make sure of a few things first. You will want to be certain that you can take on the mortgage payments. You will have to decide if this is a payment that you can afford each month. You must make sure that you have thought about your income now that you are divorced and what you will be able to afford.
You will also want to think about the fact if you really do want the house or not. You have to want the house because it is where you want to stay and not just be the winner of the house to spite the other person. You have to get through these feelings and then determine if this is where you want to stay and rebuild your life after the divorce.
Sometimes it is better for the couples to decide if they should sell the house or not. It is important to think about the financial security that you have in time and think about what you can afford to loose and gain in the situation. Do you really want to start your new life over in a house that you once shared with your ex? Is this the house that you grew up in and want to keep it for sentimental value, or do you want to make sure that your children are raised in the home that they know and love? These are a few of things that sometimes people need to think about and have the right answers for when it comes time to decide what to do with the house.
If you are the one to be leaving the house after a divorce, you will want to see how it will affect your credit. If your name is on the mortgage to the house, and your ex spouse does not pay, you will be responsible for the loan and your credit may suffer because of it. The lender wants their money no matter if you are living in the home or not. If you own money on the home it may also make it hard for you to go out and purchase your own home later on because of the outstanding balance on this one.
It will be important for you to either make arrangements with the ex that they are going to be faithful in paying the mortgage or have this documented in the divorce or you may just want to have them get your name off of the mortgage. This may require them to refinance the home in their name only so that you are not longer financially linked to the home. This is something that you will have to think about and make sure that you have everything set before the divorce is final. You want to protect yourself as well as keep things settled and peaceful with your ex.

How Fast Your RC Car Can Go?

The best way to get started with RC cars is getting a simpler and slower vehicle. It may not be your dream RC car but it will prepare you to boost its speed and power. Getting help through other enthusiasts will make it easier for you to get going in the RC car world. There are accessories and tools available for RC cars that you can employ to tune it and prepare it for the tracks.

The Pre-built RC car

But before you can do that, the electric RC car may be for you. This is a popular choice for the starters in the RC car world. It is equipped with a rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride battery pack, which comes with a quick charger when the power runs out. A full-charged battery may typically bring your RC car running for hours. This already comes pre-assembled with typically a 2-channel RTR (ready-to-run), radio system. This is pre-assembled to fit needs of new modelers and/or backyard drivers.

When you are done with the electric-powered RC car and have finished learning with all the basics, you may start considering getting a gas RC car, powered by nitromethane-based fuel. If you prefer otherwise and you think you have improved your skills, you can instead upgrade your car's speed and operations. A new engine or hotter motor can be added. You can start getting rid of the bushings and replace them with ball bearings. There are many RC car accessories you will find most essential in upgrading your car so check out the store.

RC car kit

The RC car kit will be most ideal for you if you want more fun and consider yourself professional enough to the assembling job. A kit comes with all necessary parts, such as the body, engine, electronic or motor speed control, plus owner's manual for the instructions. In building your model, trimmings of excess material may be required from the clear Lexan plastic material of the body. With a special polycarbonate, you can paint the body with the color of your choice.

Along with the chassis that comes with the kit, you get some tools needed for the building of your model such as nut drivers, screwdrivers, pliers, and others. One edge of building a kit over a pre-built car is that it will make you understand how the machine works. This comes in handy when there are needs of tuning and during maintenance of the car.

Ready for the competition

Preparing your car for the competition would require lots of works. Sometimes, when getting a competition-version RC car does not include the engine as it is typically left to the hands of the driver the kind that he prefers. In other cases, the kit is sold with the chassis only so the rest of the parts would still be left at your judgment. Your work with the car should allow for a competition car that will have more aggressive power and higher speeds.

How fast you want your car would go depends on your work. If this were meant for the competition, you would not want it to be left behind the track so you better get all the necessary details and works done.

On the other hand, if you are a beginner you better not expect the best results. It is natural for beginners to get mistakes on the first scenarios of the competition. As you move along with the track, you will find yourself going better.

Mingling with the rest of the competitors would offer you tips and tricks with the works. For additional information, you can research everything you need to build the fastest RC car by visiting websites and reading books.

What You Must Know about Electric RC Cars

If you are an amateur in the RC racing world, you might complain that it is pretty hard to choose the most suitable electric powered RC car that can serve as a worthy rival to other cars of the same type. Truly, you need some vital information before you push your purchase button.

Electric RC cars run on electric batteries that are made into battery packs. They are sold in two options – the 'ready to run' (rtr) and the built it yourself. If you know nothing about RC cars, it is best for you to choose the former. With it, you just have to turn it on and off it will go.

RC cars, which are fueled by battery packs are easy to purchase and maintain compared to the popular nitro RC cars. They are especially designed for beginners. Nonetheless, there are experienced RC car fanatics that use said cars for comparison and variety purposes.

One advantage of an electric RC car other than its user-friendly character is that it is inexpensive. The difference in price between a gasoline powered and an electric powered RC car may amount to a hundred dollars. Hence, if you are after practicality, and easily-operated and maintained RC's, go for a fast electric RC car.

How to Choose an Electric RC Car?

In choosing electric RC cars, you have to consider a lot of things – budget, capability, maintenance and condition of the RC car. Electric RC cars come in different prices. Choose the one that will not be heavy on your finances.

There are electric RC car kits for both on-road and off-road performance. They come in varying sizes, styles, and colors. Manufacturers offer different electric RC car features. Better choose a car that suits your budget, needs, capabilities and desires.

Also, 'ready to run' kits are ideal for amateurs. They are built with everything in it. No need to worry about the assembly and other parts. Servo, receiver, radio, motor, and the electronic speed control – it's all there in the package – no worries.

However, if building RC cars is your thing, you can purchase the build it yourself kit. You can make sure that the parts are in your kit or you can buy them separately.

Where to purchase?

Beginners can bank on reputable RC car shops. Seek advice from expert RC racers. For sure, they know the right track. If you want to buy online, be sure that you are transacting with a trustworthy pro. Online prices are usually lower. In addition, in online purchasing, you can choose from a wide-variety of cars and parts.

In buying, you must compare price and quality. Aside from that, you can also take advantage of discounts to reduce your expenses.

Tuning and Racing

Tuning is essential to achieve more speed or power. Moreover, it should be coupled with proper break in to yield the best performance. The proper way of break in produces less heat and reduces premature wear and tear. To break-in, just run the motor with the wheels off the ground. Then, draw the radio control by ¼ of the way. This should be done for about five minutes. If you change the brushes, you also need to do the break in. It is also necessary to replace the motor after 5 or more substitutions of brushes.