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[19 Jun 2010 | Saturday] 1:09 AM

Production Greenlight: 60
The web series 60 has been greenlit for production of the pilot episode. Pre-production is already underway and principle photography is planned for August. email kross@aapentertainment.s5.com for casting and crew information.
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[18 Jun 2010 | Friday] 12:10 AM

Lakers win Championship? I thought Tim Donaghy quit!?
Current mood: angry
Lakers win Championship? I thought Tim Donaghy quit!?

Did anyone else notice the poor calls in Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Lakers. The officiating crew was truly in rare form tonight. Unbelievable! I saw at least three instances where there was contact that should have been called on the Lakers that weren’t while they continued to call fouls against the Celtics for less. I know I can be biased but even the commentator for ESPN on ABC clearly saw the same thing and mentioned it, but the others just ignored it. Is there a conspiracy in the NBA to this day? Most people believe it ended when Tim Donaghy left the NBA a few years back but I would bet money that someone was shaving points…….. yeah….
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[20 Dec 2009 | Sunday] 10:30 PM

Any Given Sunday December 20 2009
Are you kidding me?

First the Cowboys beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday adding another half-game lead over the New York Giants for a wild-card berth, then today Eagles win, Vikings lose. Not good!

Giants remain in the hunt , but so do the Packers, Falcons, and the Cowboys — with the latter having a 1 1/2 game lead over the Giants in the NFC East standings, and more importantly one of two wild-card spots. Don’t forget we (Giants) have the head to head 2-0 against the Cowboys which could ( God I hope so ) come into play two weeks from today. PLEASE LOSE COWBOYS!!

I am sorry if I seem too delusional no that’s not the word. I am sorry if I seem prejudice towards one team, but hey it’s my blog so I guess I’m really not all that sorry. So if you don’t like it shove off. GO GIANTS!

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[20 Dec 2009 | Sunday] 1:10 AM

Thanks for your support.
Category: Blogging
Hi everyone.

Just wanted to tell everyone thanks for supporting my blog. I’ve noticed my daily visits have been continually increasing even though I haven’t been posting as much as I said I would. I really appreciate you if you are checking back now and again. I’ve been super busy, but I can’t use that as an excuse I’m always busy. I have to make time, right?

Leave me comments. Share your thoughts, please…………
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[10 Dec 2009 | Thursday] 5:10 PM

Is A Tearful Day In Boston Approaching?
Category: Blogging
With all the trade rumors floating around in Boston these days, its not hard to get caught up in the hype that former Gold Glove third basemen Mike Lowell is on his way out, with out being the cash-strapped Texas Rangers.

According to reports, the Red Sox are picking up $6 Million of the $9 Million on Lowell’s contract next year, in return for prospect catcher Max Ramirez. There will be a hefty transfer of cash which will push this trade to the Commish for approval pending both clubs approval and physicals. Texas has been in a bind for cash over the last couple of years and this move is quite surprising in my opinion, with them making a stretch for a thirty-six year old third basemen coming off surgery following last season AND for a pickup of $3 Million. Sounds risky for Jon Daniels. But I don’t understand what Boston would be gaining in the short term either… Sending off such a distinguished and classy player such as Lowell, and still taking the cap hit of the majority of his salary, and in return you get a prospect pitcher (editors note: catcher) who has decent hitting ability, but with Jason Varitek exercising his player option to return to Boston and Victor Martinez starting behind the plate, what is the immediate rush?

I hope Theo Epstein takes a step back and realizes this isn’t a beneficial deal to either side and hopefully he will walk away while there is still time! Otherwise it will be a tearful day in Boston, Mike is such a stand up guy, he may not be on the field one hundred sixty-two games, but he builds the morale of a team in the club house like no other. Keep this guy around Boston!!

In other news, I have no time for posting!! Sorry! I am trying to keep up with the weekly post and then daily tweets, still figuring out how to sync it all together. Trying to get twitter to post to myspace blog when i tweet. Confusing!!!

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[27 Nov 2009 | Friday] 8:00 AM

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, Film Review
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
Paranormal Activity

Film Review

By Ryan C Stith
Written and Directed by Oren Peli
Starring Micah Sloat and Katie Featherson.

TheAtomicAlien gives this film a 3 out of 5 rating.

Micah, a day-trader, and Katie, a student who claims that a ghostly entity has haunted her since childhood are the two lead characters in the low budget thriller. The young couple just moved in together, but Katie’s failure to warn Micah of the nefarious spirit beforehand warrants his scrutiny by buying an expensive camera in hopes of capturing paranormal activity on film, a project that will ultimately last three weeks.

Attempting to communicate with the entity is strongly discouraged during a visit to their house by Dr. Fredrichs, a psychic who assesses that they are being plagued by a demon which feeds off “negative energy” and is intent on haunting Katie no matter where she goes. Dr. Fredrichs also recommended the two contact Dr. Abrams, a demonologist, and Micah’s reluctance to do so leads to frequent arguments between the couple. Each night, Micah leaves the video camera on a tripod in their bedroom to record whatever might be occurring while he and Katie sleep. He manages to document several phenomena such as objects moving on their own, lights and televisions switching on and off, and sounds ranging from voices and growls to footsteps and loud thuds. The strange occurrences in the middle of the night soon involve Katie awakening to spend several hours standing by the bed and staring at a sleeping Micah, and going outside to sit on the backyard swing. She ultimately does not remember her behavior the following morning.

Katie, already irritated by Micah’s making light of the situation, becomes further infuriated when Micah brings home a Ouija board after Dr. Fredrichs had warned them against it. From here the ‘paranormal activity’ only increases in frequency and aggression, obviously instigated by Micah’s lack of understanding and apparent disrespect for the ‘being’. On one occasion, after hearing strange sounds, Micah searches the attic and finds a charred photograph of a young Katie previously thought to have been destroyed in a house fire. The next night, the bedroom door slams itself shut and is accompanied by violent knocking and banging. Dr. Abrams is abroad when Micah finally agrees to invite him, so Dr. Fredrichs agrees to make a second house call. However, Dr. Fredrichs immediately has a sense of foreboding upon entering their home, and apologetically leaves despite Katie and Micah’s desperate pleas for him to stay and help.

That night, Katie is forcibly dragged out of bed and down the hallway by an invisible force. Hearing her screams, Micah gives chase and wrestles her away, and Katie emerges from the struggle with a gruesome bite mark on her back. Stressed and exhausted, the couple decide to go to a hotel room. But just as Micah prepares to leave, a suddenly calm Katie insists that they remain at the house, followed by a smile from her indicating a demonic presence within her. That night, Katie once again awakens to stare at a sleeping Micah for several hours, goes down the stairs into the darkness and begins screaming. Micah wakes up and runs to her leaving the camera to record only the dark bedroom and the sounds of a struggle downstairs. Micah and Katie’s screams are cut short, and brief silence is heard followed by sounds of heavy footsteps coming up the stairs. Unexpectedly, Micah is hurled at the camera, knocking it over. Still filming, Katie slowly walks into view, her face demonically contorted and her clothing covered in blood. She crouches to sniff at Micah’s lifeless body, then smiles at the camera before lunging toward it as the screen cuts to black. An ending title states that Micah’s body was discovered days later by the police, and Katie’s whereabouts remain unknown.

Ultimately, Paranormal Activity raises and sets the standard for low budget thrillers. Produced for under $20,000, Director Oren Peli utilizes the standard methods of storytelling and delivers a unique blend of realism and computer generated elements. The thrills are not overdone with CG work, and there was just enough back story to keep the audience involved. The “demon’s” activity increases as the film progresses beginning with minimal unexplainable noises all the way to Psychokinesis and more, utilizing a typical arc of a living character carried out by an enchanted invisible force. Most people will come out of the movie with the idea that it was okay, but without enough true scares. However, the scares that were there, were systematically and methodically designed by Oren Peli in a way that will keep audiences intrigued, at least long enough to forget that they paid $10 to see it.

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[04 Nov 2009 | Wednesday] 3:00 AM

Can’t Sleep?
Category: Blogging
Neither can I. I’ve been busy and I am obviously still struggling with the blogging every day. I’m working on it. I have been busy, but I’m only going to get busier starting next week. My partner at work this week turned in his letter of resignation. We have worked together for two years now doing surveillance and security. More than 200 apprehensions have led to arrests in that span. And now in November, coming upon the busiest time for retail department stores, the loss prevention department will be down to just me. Thats it! Just me! Most other stores run with four. We opened our department at our store with three people, and soon it was just me and DevilDog. But he is leaving and I will be stuck trying to cover the entire floor myself all the way through Black Friday, Christmas, and even New Years before they hire someone else for me to train.

Anyway it’s 2:00am and I am falling asleep. I almost forgot why I got on here. Now I remember it was to tell you that I have finished the Paranormal Activity Review, but I am waiting until tomorrow to post it. Look for another full update. Email your requests for features and encourage me to stop being so lazy and blog!

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[30 Oct 2009 | Friday] 12:43 AM

Tired and aggravated at computers.
Category: Blogging
I need a computer desk and more space. I am opening a paypal so great people like you can donate to help me pay for school.

I have had to rebuild a desktop and laptop, but i am still having problems with desktop. well i will keep trying and be back tomorrow afternoon with Paranormal Activity film review.

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[27 Oct 2009 | Tuesday] 4:38 PM

Time for change…
Category: Blogging
It is Tuesday October 27 2009, and as of today it has been announced publicly that Atomic Alien Productions will be changing names, and dividing properties. From this point out, the media development and production company will be known as AAP Entertainment. Our music label will now be known as RCSDigital, and our independent film production label will still be known as Atomic Alien Films.

This move was to accomodate the changes in the media industry as we begin to challenge mainstream rivals for future endeavors in film, music, and other mediums. It does NOT have anything to do with federal investigations into our fiction novel series, “Father of Darkness”, as some sources have speculated.

We have been cleared as an organization, and myself as an individual. There are no ongoing investigations.

Now that is cleared up and we can move on. The current website http://www.atomicalien.s5.com is under renovation to refocus on the film aspect of AAP. We will be slowly phasing in a new website for the parent , “AAP Entertainment”, which can be visited @ http://www.AAPEntertainment.s5.com .

For all you CD Burning junkies out there be aware of Staples brand CD-R discs. We recently switched to this brand at work. 1 in every 3 CD’s become damaged while writing to the disc. It seems when data is added to a CD with existing data, the old data becomes lost. This is not good when your video footage is the hinge in which hundreds of prosecutions of larceny cases are decided by the state attorney.
Morale of this story… DON’T use Staples CD-R!

On to a lighter note… The Atomic Alien Blog will hold its Grand Reopening on Saturday November 14 2009. Bookmark http://www.rcstith.s5.com for your direct link to the blog and daily insights of a madman, me. You can also expect to see the return of video blogging, coming in December.

Are you interested in being a part of AAP? Do you enjoy writing/blogging and want more exposure? I am looking for a few good writers to blog about whatever! As often as you would like, tell people whats on your mind or blog about a specific topic. Thats all for todays update. Check back tomorrow for more on Florida Film club and other exiciting events!
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[24 Oct 2009 | Saturday] 9:45 PM

Weekend Fix
Category: Blogging
Welcome welcome. It’s Saturday and I’m sitting at Friday’s watching the Florida Gator Mississippi St football game, and its not looking good for UF. Tied 13-13 in the third quarter. At least Tennessee held Alabama in check, Crimson Tide only winning by two.

So if you read the email from Joe Biden I posted two days ago then you already know the insurance conglomerate has lobbyists all over the country spreading lies about Congress and The Presidents ambitious plan for Health Care reform. The insurance companies rake in windfall profits while denying coverage for expensive procedures and dropping patients when they fall ill. How is this capitalism? People pay their premiums each month/week, only to find out their insurance won’t cover procedures that their doctor deem medically necessary.

I know this first hand. I have a condition known as TMJD or Temporomandibular joint disorder. Severe joint pain all the time, sometimes I just want to bash my head through a wall. I have a family physician, two dentists, a pain management specialist, and an oral surgeon all tell me that treatment for my condition is necessary and agree that the pain can be unbearable. However my insurance company doesn’t agree, they have told me they will not cover any of my expenses for this condition, despite these endorsements.
I hope that something can be done to persuade these behemoth corporations that they are better off keeping their clients happy. Or we can just hope Congress can pull off a miracle in the 11th hour.

Florida just scored a touchdown and my battery is dying. Hoorah….

Until next time.
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[23 Oct 2009 | Friday] 2:21 PM

The time for reform is now.
Category: Blogging
Ryan–

We’ve got a fight on our hands. Powerful insurance companies are pulling out all the stops to defeat the President’s plan for health reform. They’re spending seven million bucks a week on lobbyists, blanketing the country with deceptive TV ads, and just funded two high-profile “reports” to distort what reform would mean for you.

I know their game. I was in the Senate the last time health reform came around, and I saw the special interests savage our efforts. Frankly, under the old rules of Washington they were nearly impossible to beat. But now, thanks to you, the rules are changing. All the lies, scare tactics and lobbyist shake-downs in the world are no match for the incredible work of Organizing for America supporters like you. That’s exactly what frightens them so much — and it’s what Barack and I are counting on.

After decades of false starts, we’re now just a short time from finally passing real reform. Every member of Congress will soon have to cast their vote. As real change draws near, you can bet the insurance companies will hold nothing back. That means OFA will need the extra resources to beat back whatever attack they can dream up next. Here’s the bottom line: it’s not time to let up — it’s time to double down.

Please donate $5 or more to power OFA’s fight for change as we head into the final round. ..

When I talk about you changing the rules in Washington, here’s what I mean: This week, crucial negotiations on Capitol Hill are shaping a comprehensive reform proposal. At the same time, the insurance companies’ phony reports are grabbing headlines and their lobbyists are twisting arms. But your work is keeping them from setting us back.

On Tuesday, OFA supporters around the country organized more than 1,000 local outreach events and generated an astounding 330,000 calls to Congress from constituents telling their representatives that “it’s time to deliver.” From my years in Congress and my conversations with Senate colleagues this week, I can tell you with confidence that your message broke through and you helped keep us on track.

If this fight were only about guaranteeing the choice of secure, quality, affordable care for every American, it would be worth everything we could throw at it. But as Barack reminded us this week, this fight for change is now about something even bigger: a test of whether or not “we as a nation are capable of tackling our toughest challenges, if we can serve the national interest despite the unrelenting efforts of the special interests; if we can still do big things in America.”

I believe we can. And Barack believes we can. But what really matters is whether you believe we can. If you do, now is the moment to make it happen. Please contribute today:

> https://donate.barackobama.com/FinalRound

Thank you,
Vice President Joe Biden
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[22 Oct 2009 | Thursday] 8:53 PM

Thursday Update
Category: Blogging
So its been two days since the last update. I have been so busy trying to get my computer fixed. I was finally able to reformat my laptop HD and install windows xp sp3! Hooray! It is a critical part of what has been keeping me off the internet for research and writing projects. So expect more frequent updates today.

I received an email from Organizing for America today by Vice President Joe Biden concerning the ongoing healthcare debate. I will post that email in just a few moments, along with my response.
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[19 Oct 2009 | Monday] 5:00 PM

Balloon Boys Family Facing Charges.
Category: Blogging
Well it looks like the Balloon Boy story was a hoax perpetrated by parents Richard and Mayumi Heene who met in a Hollywood acting school and was hoping to cash in on Reality Television fame. Instead they will face restitution and criminal charges in a court of law. Was it worth it? Did they actually think they could pull such an idiotic scheme over on the public?

Well there was that time back in 1932 when Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre Company incited mass hysteria and earned themselves national fame, when they performed an adaptation of The War of the Worlds on their radio show. They used a news-broadcast format and announced that visitors from Mars had invaded New Jersey. Panicked New Jersey citizens fainted, fled their homes, and overflowed telephone lines.

Well that was nearly a century ago, certainly we are a more intuitive society now right?

In 1996, England’s Sun newspaper, known for its propensity to publish the sensational, ran photos of Princess Diana frolicking in a garden with her former lover, James Hewitt—or so the paper said. The pictures, which were reproduced from a grainy video, were actually of look-alike actors who were acting in a comedy-show pilot.
The Sun, part of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, was duped into believing that the video was shot by “secret service snoopers.” The paper made a front-page apology, and editor Stuart Higgins said the incident was “one of the most elaborate hoaxes of the decade.”

So maybe the public is inept in its judgement of others. I personally would like to think we just give the next person the benefit of the doubt until they prove us wrong. Here we have a case of greed overpowering hard work. Acting is a job just like any other in the sense that it takes particular skill, hard work, and dedication to succeed.

Well there are other ways… but I won’t get into that here.

It seems Iran is blaming U.S. action for the tragic bombing in Southeast Iran that killed at least 40, state run TV reports.

The recent suicide bombing in Sistan-Baluchistan province is a tragedy, its a tragedy anytime and anywhere there is loss of innocent life. I certainly hope that the United States had nothing to do this, but there has been increasing speculation that the U.S. is funding Jundallah, a terrorist organization fighting on the behalf of Sunni Muslims. Jundallah is better known as the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (PRIM).

Five senior officers of Irans elite Revolutionary Guards were killed in the attack and is a prime reason for Iranian officials pointing the finger at the United States no doubt, but now that Jundallah is taking responsibility, the question of conspiracy becomes more of a reality.

I spoke yesterday of a film club in Florida for amateur and professional film-makers. I am still working out all the details, but I am interested in hearing what you all may have to say. If you are interested in being a part of this venture please email me at theatomicalien@myspace.com .

LINK OF THE WEEK

LINK OF THE WEEK

This was quite an entertaining video that my Dad sent me. I knew about most of these schmucks, but I had no idea there were so many idiots in congress.

UPDATE

So its Monday and I’ve been kind of lazy today. Trying to get everything together for class next semester. I need to get a new computer soon, tired of using this old thing.
Expect another update tomorrow. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me at theatomicalien@myspace.com .

Media myths courtesy infoplease.com

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[18 Oct 2009 | Sunday] 9:48 PM

The World On Fire
Category: Blogging
Welcome back to the Daily Blog part two of Sunday’s update, I am your host Ryan Stith, for those of you who don’t know me, shame on you. I grew up in Orlando, Florida, and in 1999 I began training at the Florida School of Professional Wrestling in High Springs, Fl. I wrestled on the independent circuit in the Southeastern United States until 2004 when I was injured during a match. The diagnosis was an avulsion fracture of the C4 and C5 vertebre in my neck. I spent a year rehabbing and made a brief return to the ring, however the injury lingered. Around this time I began focusing my time and energy in music and film. The injury was the main reason I left wrestling, but also the closure of World Championship Wrestling ended my developmental deal that was in the works, so I felt it was time to move on. I wrote my first novel, a science-fiction horror story and self-published and self-promoted the book to mild internet success in 2005. As many of you are probably aware I have been working on the second volume of the novel for quite some time. Be patient, its coming! Right now if I had to give you a date for release I would say mid 2010. It will be worth the wait.

I graduated from the New York Film Academy where I studied Digital Film Production in 2006. It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot. It also cemented, in my mind, that I was supposed to make films and art in general for a living. Since that time, life has been hectic. I won’t deceive you, it has’nt all been great, but I’ve learned to make the best. I lived in a hotel for a while, had stints without electricity, and a whole lot of depression. But I am a better person for it and found that the old adage of, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, is true. And friends, I’ve become quite strong.

So this brings me to where I am now. I still write nearly everyday, although my current situation makes it difficult to focus and be creative. I will get into that more, later. I also have a normal 9 to 5 job, where I work in Private Protection doing surveillance and loss prevention work for a major national retail chain. It’s a rewarding job and pays the bills for the most part, but its not my passion. I have, however made some great connections with law enforcement who believe I would make a fantastic detective. This has led me to return to school to earn a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. I plan to attend the police academy in 2010 if all goes according to plan. (But when does that ever happen?)

So now you know me nubes! Just kidding.

I am writing this much later than the anticipated 4:30PM EST. But while writing this someone stole Polo merchandise and I spent an hour and a half listening to him explain why he had to do it. This guy was a former soldier in the Israeli army, and just moved to Florida. He said he was pressured by another individual to steal the items. He continued to say he was under pressure and didn’t have any money. I didn’t say it aloud but I thought to myself, there are people that have been in this county that are under pressure and don’t have money, but we still make the choice NOT to steal. Unfortunately for him he didn’t have a local address, so he had to be taken to jail. So all in all my job is rewarding, but my first love is and will always be filmmaking.

As I write this I am working on an idea to bring amateur and professional filmmakers in Florida together in a way that has never been done before. All major decisions on projects or the group as a whole will be voted on by the members. A film democracy of sorts! I will discuss this more in time, but feel free to contact me if you are interested.

So now that you know more about me, its time to catch up on what has happened in the year I have been away. First, what the hell happened to myspace? It’s like a virtual ghost town. I guess Tom Anderson was pretty smart to sell when he did.

This has been the second of three parts of the Sunday update. Coming soon will be a news update and I will discuss the happenings of the last year or so.

Thank you for reading. Tell your friends, tell your enemies, The Daily Blog is back!
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[18 Oct 2009 | Sunday] 2:35 PM

The Return
Category: Blogging
The return of The Daily Blog !
By R C Stith

10/18/09

This is part one of a three part Sunday series.

Welcome to the wonderful world of AAP’s TDB. For you nubes that’s Atomic Alien Productions : The Daily Blog.

It’s been a year since I have made consistent updates and what a year it has been. We discovered we were in the midst of the largest global recession since the Great Depression and we voted for America’s first African American President. (Note: These two events were unrelated!) Today we will discuss the happenings around the world since I last graced you with my words of wisdom. I plan to make this a weekly occurence with daily blog posts of a smaller scope. There will be weekly features, which I am still developing; there will be something for everyone…that can read!

So let’s get started. Shall we?

In this first section I will dole out my picks for week 6 of the NFL season. If you did’nt know I have made some great picks thus far in the season going 11 and 3 in week 4 and 5, so don’t take them lightly! Here we go week 6!

Jacksonville over St Louis
Baltimore over Minnesota
Green Bay over Detroit
Cincinnati over Houston
Pittsburgh over Cleveland
Kansas City over Washington
Carolina over Tampa Bay
New Orleans Saints over New York Giants
Seattle over Arizona
Philadelphia over Oakland
New York Jets over Buffalo
New England over Tennessee
Atlanta over Chicago
San Diego over Denver big MNF upset!

Take the picks and run with it. If you want me to pick spreads let me know and I will do that next week.

In part two of todays blog I will be reviewing events of the past year, including Barack Obama’s campaign win, Boston Red Sox fall from grace, Islamic Republic of Iran, Big government, and much more.

Stay tuned part two of the blog will come at 4:30 PM EST time!
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[09 Jun 2008 | Monday] 1:50 AM

From the Campaign Trail
Category: Blogging
A Message from Obama 08 Campaign Manager, David Plouffe
..
In the excitement of the past few days, there’s some news you may have missed.

John McCain and the Republican National Committee released their fundraising numbers for May, and we’ve got our work cut out for us.

The McCain campaign raised $21 million, which will be combined with $23.7 million raised in partnership with the Republican National Committee.

That’s nearly $45 million dollars in one month — money that will be used to attack Barack Obama and support John McCain’s effort to extend the policies of George W. Bush for another four years.

We need to respond quickly and show that we are ready to take on Senator McCain in the general election.

Now is the time to take the next step and own a piece of this campaign.

If you make a $25 donation today, your gift will be matched by a previous donor who has agreed to give again. You can even choose to exchange a note with them about why you support Barack.

Help reach the goal of 10,000 first-time donors and build our movement to take on John McCain:

https://donate.barackobama.com/match

Even more disturbing than the amount of money John McCain and the RNC have raised is the way they raised it.

They depend on donations from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs. And top officials in McCain’s campaign have been asking these donors to write checks and raise money from their clients to the tune of $50,000 each.

Barack is doing things differently.

This campaign has never accepted donations from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs. And yesterday the Democratic National Committee announced that they will follow the same restriction.

We are going to compete in the general election the same way we have all along — by depending on a movement of more than 1.5 million people giving only what they can afford.

Make your first $25 donation today and double your impact:

https://donate.barackobama.com/match

I’m sure you’ve heard that Hillary Clinton is suspending her campaign and announcing her support for Barack. We all owe Senator Clinton — and her supporters — a great deal of respect for running an incredible campaign and strengthening our party in all 50 states.

But John McCain and his allies are not missing a beat in their campaign to continue the Bush agenda.

As the presumptive nominee, John McCain had a three-month head start to build his party and raise money. But we can’t afford to let him have the advantage.

For all his talk of reform, John McCain is willing to rely on huge donations from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.

We have a historic opportunity to run a new kind of campaign and elect a new kind of leader.

Thank you for your support and for being a part of this movement,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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[07 May 2008 | Wednesday] 4:14 PM

Archived Post Concerning War On Drugs
Category: News and Politics
from 2001

I like the fact that marijuana is no longer seen by the public as a “drug just like any other drug” cause that’s not the case.

10% of all alcohol users becomes alcoholic
50% of all heroin users becoms addicted
90% of all cigarette smokers becomes addicted
1% of the reported marijuana smokers develops a psycological dependence

*The author writes about how responsibility to show the whole story be taken into account by movie makers and entertainment figures, however I have yet to see responsibility shown in the portrayal of alcohol and cigarette use. I don’t see the movies where a man dies of pserosis of the liver cause he drank all his life. I don’t see the shows where the lead character’s grandmother dies of lung cancer because she was addicted to cigaretts for 53 years. I don’t see the shows where a man on his 9th DUI…kills a small boy and his father because he hits them head on in his Expediton which he happens to be driving home drunk in.*

*The facts to me are clear. If it’s illegal it’s bad so that must be right. I’d just like to point out that it was once illegal to hide and harbour slaves who had escaped from their masters plantation. I guess those who disobeyed those laws were horrible people because they did not adhere to nor believe the thought that slaves were property. Just as I choose not to adere to nor believe the thought that marijuana will ruin my life and because i use it i am a bad person, an evil person, one not to be trusted with little children,impressiona ble children who by coming into contact with me will be tainted by my ungodly habit. Those like me are not demons they are people who breath bleed and most of all think for themselves.*

There is no war on drugs without marijuana. There are no more jobs and seats for self righteous beaurocrats who choose to judge people as if they themselves were not being judged.

* The war on drugs serves not the common citizen, it serves those in power, by keeping them there, keeping them there to make your decisions for you, to have you give up your freedom of choice, to give up the god given right to regulate for yourself what goes in to your body. Those seats of power are figuratively speaking, our masters and those who realize that lies are bondage, and truth is freedom are the slaves. Let us be free of the bondage of lies and be free in the glorius luminescence of truth*
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[31 Mar 2008 | Monday] 10:36 PM

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Full Transcript – Want to Know what he really says?
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So now that you’ve heard the 10 second audio clips that the media has been playing non stop of Barack Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Here is a full transcript of a sermon Dayo Olopade attended on January 27, 2008, at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois:

Would you repeat these words after me, from the new Revised Standard Version:

Then the temple police went back to the chief priests and Pharisees who asked them: “Why did you not arrest him?” The police answered, “Never a man spake like this man.”

I want you to pray for just a moment on the theme, “Never a man spake like this.” I want you to picture in your mind’s eye one of the most powerful stories found in the gospel writings of those who told the story of Jesus.

Matthew tells the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil. But this story in John 7 is more powerful than that. Mark tells the story of Jesus being in the synagogue and a man coming to worship with a withered hand–but the story in John 7 is more powerful than that. Luke tells the story of Jesus going into Jericho and as he passed a blind man who heard the crowd with Jesus passing by asked what was happening and they told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by,” so he shouted “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me.” In other words, while on others thou art calling do not pass me by.

But the story in John 7 is even more powerful than that, more powerful than Matthew’s story of Jesus taking James, John, and Peter up on a mountain with him one day and God pulling back the curtain, the thin veil that separates time from eternity and allowing the disciples to see Jesus talking to Moses and Elijah. Moses, who had been gone for 1,000 years, and Elijah had been gone for 500 years. More powerful than Mark’s story about a madman, who made his home out in the cemetery running around naked and unable to be restrained, meeting Jesus one day and having his life transformed. When they found him, he was clothed and in his right mind.

More powerful than Luke’s story about a woman who had been bent over for 18 years in the house of the Lord–one day she’s there to lift up the name of the Lord. And let me tell you something: Between her story and the story of the man with the withered hand story, just parenthetically, I don’t know which story I like the most because they both teach the same truth. You don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you away from the house of the Lord, or get in the way of your worship.

But for over 18 years she was bent over and look at her, she’s in the house of the Lord to worship. I can hear ’em now: [mocking] “I don’t know why she bother to come here week after week look at her–ain’t nothing changed about her situation.” I can hear her now: “I ain’t here because of me, I come here because of Him. I don’t come here to complain about what’s going wrong in my life. I come here to worship Him.”

You don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you away from the house of the Lord. You don’t let what’s going on in your life get in the way of your worshiping Him who is the Lord of all life.

And the brother with the withered hand was just like her. Everybody knew about his problem, just like everybody knew about her problem. See, a lot of us can ease up in here week after week, day after day. And we can keep our problems on the D.L. Make-up. Fancy weaves. Holy hats. Expensive suits. St. John’s and Armani hide a lot of our stuff, and most people don’t know what’s going on with us.

But brother-man [bends hand] and sister-girl [bends back]–everybodyknow about you, you don’t let what other people think about you, you don’t let what other people say about you keep you from coming into the presence of the one who knows all about you and who loves you just as you are. You don’t let people keep you from praise. could see they stuff. Everybody knew about their problems. But look at them, there they are in the Lord’s house on the Lord’s day, and they came to worship. You don’t let what other people

People didn’t make you, people didn’t die for you, people didn’t get up early on Sunday for you, people ain’t got a heaven or hell to put you in, and people did not wake you up this morning! You don’t let people keep you from praising Him who has the first word and the last word in your life.

Both of these stories–Mark’s story, about a man with a withered hand, and Luke’s story about a woman bent over for 18 years–I love them both, because their themes are parallel, they speak and teach the same truth.

But neither one of these stories is as powerful as this almost-hidden story, tucked away in the heart of John the seventh chapter. I want you to picture in your mind this powerful story about Jesus teaching in the temple. Now, if you have your scripture with you, it will help you get an image of the picture that John so masterfully paints.

Look at John 7 for a moment; I want you to look, John 7:2. The Jewish festival of the booths was about to begin. The festival of the booths was celebrated every year as a reminder of the way God’s people had wandered in the wilderness for 40 years because they wouldn’t trust God, and wanted to do things their own way. Does that sound familiar? Is anybody going to get honest with God in the house of God on this Lord’s day? Because the people of God would not trust God and wanted to do things their own way, they brought a punishment on themselves, because of their own behavior and their own choices.

Let me ask again, is any of this sounding familiar? We make choices and we engage in behaviors that bring consequences on our own selves, and we need to stop trying to blame God or blame the devil for stuff we did. How many times have you heard someone say, “The devil made me do it”? Flip Wilson made a million dollars telling that lie: The devil made me do it. We make choices and we engage in behaviors–tell your neighbor: Our choices have consequences. [Echo from audience]

Now some of you all don’t like talking your neighbor. You feel uncomfortable in this world which idolizes isolation, anonymity, and so-called socially constructed privacy. You don’t want to say something to your neighbor and you looked funny when I saw some of you didn’t even look that way. If talking to a stranger makes you uncomfortable, throw your head back and say: My behavior has consequences. [Echo] Our choices have consequences, and our behavior has consequences.

I’ve told you for over three decades now: God will forgive you for sowing wild oats. But God’s forgiveness don’t stop the crop. Them oats you sowed will bring a crop. You will reap what you [audience chimes in] sow.

But stop calling your crops your cross. [mocking] “Well… that child is just my cross.” No, that child is your crop. A cross is a sacrificial vehicle of redemption that you voluntarily pick up; a crop is the result of something you sowed. Our choices have consequences, our behaviors have consequences. The people of God chose not to obey God and they brought on themselves a punishment of 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. For 40 years, they had to live in booths, and after 40 years, when Joshua led them across the Jordan and into the land that God promised Abraham hundreds of years before they were born.

From Joshua’s time until Jesus’ time, every year they celebrated the festival of the booths to remind themselves and to teach their children about the punishment they brought on themselves, the penalty they paid for the choices they made, and the presence of God every day they wandered in the wilderness. The festival of the booths reminded them of the punishment-say, “Punishment” [Echo]. The penalty-say, “Penalty” [Echo]. And the presence-say, “Presence [Echo]. Thank God for God’s presence.

The festival of booths was about to begin, John says, in John 7, verse 2. Now Jesus’ brothers wanted him to go to the festival and announce who he was, but Jesus declined. Be careful of other folk, even folk who are close to you, who try to program God’s purpose for your life–that’s another sermon, for another Sunday. Jesus declined their offer, Jesus ignored their suggestion, and Jesus told them–look at verse 8, John 7, verse 8–Jesus told them go on to the festival without me. After his brothers went–verse 10 John 7–Jesus also went up to Jerusalem himself but he went, John says, “as if it were in secret.”

Verse 14 says that right around the middle of the festival, Jesus went into the temple and began to teach. Here’s the picture I want you to get in your mind: Jesus talking, Jesus teaching in the temple.

Verse 25. Some of the people said: “Isn’t this the man that some of the authorities are trying to kill? And here he is in the temple speaking openly? Ain’t nobody saying nothing to nobody? You think the authorities know that he really is the messiah?”

And then the critical comments start to come–probably coming from the reporters there. [Laughter] The reporters are representing the Jerusalem Slum Times–critics always got opinions, and you know what they say about opinions: They’re like orifices, everybody got one. The folk who ain’t doing nothing offer their opinion. Verse 27: This one ain’t the messiah, cause we know where he come from. Verse 28: Then Jesus cried out while he was teaching in the temple-say, “Teaching in the temple” [Echo]. Look at it! Jesus is talking, y’all and his words upset some folk, the folk with critical commentary and authoritative opinions. Verse 30 says that they tried to arrest him but no one laid a hand on him. They were probably like a lot of us and how we used to be on the playground, remember you all back in elementary school, you say, “Hold my stuff” [Acts out a fighting stance]. They wouldn’t come nowhere near the person you were selling wolf tickets on.

Jesus talking kept his haters upset, but Jesus’ talking also kept his haters at bay. Later, it says: No one laid a hand on him. Now do you have a picture of Jesus standing there talking? Verse 31 says that many in the crowd believed in him. The critics were complaining, but the crowd was believing. The folk finding fault were berating, but the folk full of faith were believing. Haters were hating, and hopers were hoping. That’s what haters do, and that’s what hopers do, saying maybe this is the one, maybe God is getting ready to bust a move, maybe some real change is about to happen and not just cosmetic changes, where the name changes and the game is still the same.

Look at verse 32. Switch from those who hope in Jesus over to those who hatin’ on Jesus. Verse 32: The Pharisees heard the crowd hoping and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent the temple police to arrest him. And Jesus kept on talking. Say, “Po-po” [Echo]. “Here come the po-po.”

Verse 37: On the last day of the festival and Jesus still preaching, “If anyone thirst, let anyone who is thirsty come unto me and drink.” Jesus is still talking. “He or she that believe in me,” as the scripture says, “out of his or her belly shall flow living water.” The po-po walk up on Jesus and Jesus is talking. The po-po have a specific job to do, but Jesus is talking. The po-po get paid to do what they’re told to do, what those who sent them were too scared to do, and all Jesus was doing was standing there talking.

So the po-po turned around and went back to his haters and the haters asked the po-po, “Where is he?” [Acting out two parts]

“Huh?”

“Where is he?”

“Who?”

“Jesus of Nazareth.”

“Oh.”

“Why didn’t you arrest him?”

“Well …”

“Why didn’t you bring him?”

“Uhhh.”

“Were his handlers too heavily armed?”

“Naw.”

“Were you outnumbered and outgunned by his armor bearers and his S.S. guard?” That’s the savior security guard. [Laughter]

“No.”

“Well, why didn’t you bring him?”

And his enemies said, “Never a man spake like this man.” We ain’t never heard nobody speak like this man speaks. This is the highest compliment paid to Jesus, not by his friends, not to his face, but behind his back. Not somebody seeking favor, somebody just telling the truth. “Never a man spoke like this man.” Now we stop reading right there, but keep on reading, you’ll see they tried to hate on them. “Oh, so you believe now too?” And they say. “Well, I don’t know what I believe in, but I know this: I know I’ve been changed.”

Now think about if you will, the first time you heard Jesus speak. It may have been in Sunday school. It may have been when you were a youngster in church. It may have been when you were wallowing in the mud and the muck and the mire and the mess you brought on yourself with the choices that you made. When did you first hear Jesus speak? It may have been in a sermon, it may have been through a scripture, it may have been in a song.

You think about the first time you heard Jesus speak, while I tell you what happened to me when I heard him speak. When I heard him speak, he spoke words of life–write that down, words of life. He speaks words of life back in John 6 right before this story starts, at the end of chapter 6, John 6 verse 66–you can look at it yourself–many, it says, of the Lord’s disciples turned back; they stopped following Jesus and they no longer went about with him.

When Jesus starts talking about sacrifice and suffering, a whole lot of disciples desert him, because as pastor Moss said in the first sermon, they’re looking for a payday. They’re looking for a payoff. They’re not trying to hear nothing about picking up no cross; they want to pick up some cash. Many, John says, walked away. Jesus turned and asked the 12 and said, “Do you also want to leave? And Simon Peter said, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Jesus speaks words of life. Say that: Jesus–speaks words of life [echo]. When I heard him speak he spoke words of love–write that down–words of love [echo]. For God so loved the world that he gave–that’s what he told Nicodemus right here in the same book–love that is greater than all of our sin, love that looks beyond our faults and sees our needs in John 8 right after this passage. His love looks beyond a woman’s sins and restores her to wholeness and purpose through his pardon.

He speaks words of love. Say–he speaks words of love [echo]. When I heard him speak he spoke words of life, he spoke words of love, and then he spoke words of liberation. In the very next chapter, John 8 verse 36, what does it say? “If the son shall set you free, you shall be free indeed.” Liberation–that’s what being set free means. Look at Luke 4, verse 18 when you get a chance, write it down so you don’t forget where to look. Luke 4, verse 18: In his inaugural sermon in his home church in Nazareth he read from Isaiah 61, the passage on the scroll that was handed him that day as the text for that Sabbath:

The spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives–that’s liberation–and recovery of sight to the blind that’s set free from the prison of darkness. He has sent me, verse 18, Luke 4, to let the oppressed go free, and when he sat down he said this day is the scripture fulfilled in your hearing. John 8: If the son shall set you free, you shall be what? Free [echo]. Free indeed.

And before we move on, I just need to ask parenthetically that we have an entire ministry set up in this congregation to get folk free from the chains of addiction in the name of Jesus. That ministry is called Free in One. If the son–now he’s the one–if the son shall set you free, if Jesus set you free–and I just want to make sure that I ain’t the only one here this Sunday–is there anybody here besides me who’s been set free in the Free in One ministry who can testify that the lord Jesus spoke words of liberation?

Did the lord Jesus set you free? [Applause] Is there anybody in Free in One that the Lord has set you free.

When Jesus speaks, he frees you from add-iction–ask the man in Mark 5 held hostage by his habits. When Jesus speaks, he frees you from aff-liction–ask the man who used to be paralyzed. When Jesus speaks, he frees you from re-striction–ask the brother in John 5 bound by 38 years of restriction, blaming others for not helping me, and not looking at his true help, not looking inside himself to see what God had deposited inside him. He frees you from restriction and from crippling tradition.

When Jesus speaks, the blind receive their sight. When Jesus speaks,speaks, folk far away get fixed–ask a Roman officer, ask a Cyrophoenecian sister. When Jesus speaks, lives get changed. When Jesus speaks, minds get changed. When Jesus speaks, situations get changed. When Jesus speaks, sinners get saved. When Jesus speaks, the dead come back to life. When Jesus speaks, storms get stilled, rough waters stop blowing, and angry waves lie down. When Jesus speaks, dyin’ thieves receive paradise. When Jesus speaks, confused enemies get forgiveness. When Jesus speaks, adulterers receive restoration, addicts receive transformation. When Jesus speaks–what did we sing earlier in this service? His voice is so sweet that the birds [echo] hush their singing. He speaks and the sound of his voice is so sweet–he set some of y’all free from the chains of addiction. the lame are made to leap, lepers spots are cleansed–ask those ten in Sumaria. When Jesus

And he set me free, look–he set me free to use my mind [applause]. A lot of folk I’ve met in 36 years of pastoring get used to the custom of parking their brains in the narthex, and falling for anything they hear said by anybody in here. But Jesus said I should love the Lord with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my [mind].

Ain’t nothing wrong with thinking. If the Christianity I embrace in here is silent on the racism I encounter out there, then something is wrong with that kind of Christianity. I don’t care what nobody in the 4-H club says. Y’all know what the 4-H club is? I told Jerry and Jay last Sunday: The 4-H club–that’s Hannity, Hillary, Hobbes, and Haters.

I don’t care what nobody in the 4-H club says, I’m not going to stop thinking just because I love Jesus. He set me free to use my mind. John Denny and Miles Jones taught me many years ago: Thanking and thinking are not mutually exclusive. You don’t give up one because you embrace the other. Turn to your neighbor and say thinkin’ people [echo] ought to shout sometimes [echo]. And turn on the other side and say shoutin’ people [echo] ought to think sometimes.

Jesus set me free to use my miiiiiiiind. Then he set me free to use my memory. A whole lot of Christians–Pastor Moss preached about this at 7:30–a lot of Christians, especially bougie-oogie Christians, got themselves a degree now and call themselves Sir Diddy Christians. A whole lot of Christians get amnesia. They forget. They don’t use their memory. They forget who they used to be. They forget who brought them from where they were to where they are.

But I thank God that when Jesus spoke he set me free to use my memory. And when I think of the goodness of Jesus, and remember all that he’s done for me–I never shall forget what he’s done for me. From 87 members to 6000 members, I never shall forget. From a tiny little building and two new sanctuaries. From an idea about ministry to two senior citizens homes, two day care sites, 40 acres …

When I think of the goodness of Jesus, I use my memory. He set me free to use my mind. Say mind [mind]. He set me free to use my memory. Say memory [memory]. And then he set me free to use my mouth [applause]. That’s what Pastor Moss was talking about earlier. I got to tell somebody what the Lord has done for my people. I’m gonna use my mouth. Listen to me and listen carefully, neither Hillary, Hannity, nor Hobbes ever had a grandparent in slavery or on a slave ship beneath the decks, never had a grandparent in a slave dungeon on the coast of west Africa as a prisoner. That’s my people’s story and if you think I’m gonna stop telling it, you got another damn thing coming! He set me freeeee to use my mouth!

But that ain’t all y’all. I’m almost through–tell your neighbor, He’s almost through, he’s almost through.

He set me free to be me. I can’t be a colored coon on the faculty at Vanderbilt with no sense of pride. And I can’t be a Supreme Court judge called long dong silver who disrespects black women and himself. I got to be me. I can’t be a lyin’ five-star general who leads an entire nation into war on a lie. And I can’t be a sec of state who goes shopping on Broadway while folks are drowning in New Orleans–I got to be me.

Let me tell who me is: I was against apartheid when this country was supporting the racist Afrikaner government in South Africa. I was talked about then, and I’m still talked about now. But I’m not going to stop being me cause of what somebody says about me. He set me free to be me, and he set me free to forgive stupidity. So I forgive you, 4-H club. I forgive you confused journalists. I forgive you nervous Negroes. I forgive you.

[music starts up]

And he set me free to forgive stupidity, and he set me free to praise God in spite of an oppressive government. Our government has been oppressing folk since we stole this country from the Comanche. But I’m going to praise Him in spite of the government. Our country has been oppressing folks since it defined African men as three-fifths of a person. But I’m gonna praise Him in spite of our government. Our country has been oppressing folk since the Dred Scott decision in the 1850s and Plessy versus Ferguson at the end of last century. But I’m gonna praise him in spite of this government.

Our country has been confused about symbols. Since we became a country, we lift up the Liberty Bell, but we’re defined by the hangman’s noose. We say we want the Ten Commandments back up in the statehouse, but we refuse to take down the confederate flag from in front of the state capitol.

And guess what? [Guess what?] Guess what? [Guess what?] Tell your neighbor guess what? [Guess what?] It was in front of that flag, in Columbia, South Carolina, that our member Barack gave his acceptance speech.

If you praise God, I’m going to praise Him in spite of the government! My mind says we have work to do. My memory says I never shall forget how He loosed our chains and He loosed my chains! I know I have been changed, and my mouth says I will bless the Lord at all times! Oh magnify the Lord! Oh magnify the lord! Oh magnify the lord! And let us exalt God’s name together!

[applause]

I never shall forget!

[Hymn begins]

If you’re here without a church home and you know that the lord has set you free, you want a church home, come on! Red, white, black, yellow, Asian, Hispanic, come on!

[people come toward the altar to declare their faith and join the church]

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[27 Mar 2008 | Thursday] 1:41 AM

Our Country Needs More Drunk Pilots With Guns!
Category: News and Politics
Courtesy BBC

An investigation is under way into how a gun carried by a US Airways pilot was discharged during a flight.
No-one was hurt when the gun went off as the plane was preparing to land at Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday.

A hole in a cockpit wall apparently caused by the shot is visible in photos obtained by AP news agency.

Under a programme implemented after the 9/11 attacks, US airline pilots are allowed to carry guns on domestic flights following a training course. .. –> E SF –>

Passengers ’unaware’

The gun discharged just before noon on Saturday aboard Flight 1536 from Denver to Charlotte, as the Airbus A319 plane was at about 8,000 feet (2,440m) and was approaching to land.

The plane was sequestered and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking into the incident, spokesman Dwayne Baird said.

He said the airline was co-operating and that the FBI would also probably be involved.

The pilot has been put on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Mr Baird said he believed the 124 passengers on board at the time were not aware of the incident.

Aeronautical experts disagree on how much risk there is that such a stray bullet could bring down an aircraft.

Psychological tests

Under the TSA’s Federal Flight Deck Officer programme, pilots may apply for a licence to carry a gun on board for domestic flights.

They must undergo a week-long training course and psychological tests.

Since April 2003, about 5,000 flight deck officers – captains or first officers – have been authorised to carry weapons, Capt Bob Hesselbein, chairman of the Air Line Pilots Association’s National Security Committee, told the Associated Press.

All pilots who qualify from the programme are said to carry the same weapon – a .40-calibre semiautomatic H&K USP – which experts say is extremely unlikely to go off on its own.
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[26 Feb 2008 | Tuesday] 10:00 PM

Watch the final Democratic Debate before March 4th Primaries Tonight on MSNBC
Category: News and Politics

Barack will be on MSNBC at 9:00pm EST for the last debate before the March 4th Primary.

Watch the debate on MSNBC or at Cleveland.com

Here are a few clips of last weeks Debate:

On Change:

On The Economy:

Become one of the million people owning a piece of this movement by donating to Barack Obama today.

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[26 Feb 2008 | Tuesday] 9:48 PM

Out Comes The Kitchen Sink Says Clinton Aides
Category: News and Politics
This morning, the New York Times reported that Senator Clinton is launching what even her aides admit is a “kitchen sink” bombardment of negative attacks against Barack.

This is the same stale, Washington playbook that has driven so many Americans away from the political process.

Yesterday, in a speech on foreign policy, Senator Clinton misrepresented Barack’s positions and compared him to George W. Bush.

She questioned his “wisdom to manage our foreign policy and safeguard our national security,” despite her support for Bush’s war in Iraq — a war that Barack showed the judgment to oppose before it ever began.

These negative tactics are exactly what voters have been rejecting this election season.

While others focus on trying to tear us down, we will continue to highlight what is most inspiring and most important about this campaign — you.

And while others may try to score cheap political points, millions of ordinary Americans are talking to their neighbors, knocking on doors, making phone calls, and turning out to primaries and caucuses in record numbers to support this movement for change.

Barack has organized and inspired what yesterday’s Time magazine called a “new breed of grassroots campaign — viral, internet-based, built from the ground up.”

Today, we are within reach of a goal that is unprecedented at this point in a presidential primary — one million people giving to this campaign.

Now is the moment to reject politics-as-usual. Show your support for a new kind of politics and a new kind of leadership.

Make a donation now and become one of the million who own a piece of this campaign:

https://donate.barackobama.com/oneofthemillion

If you make a donation right now, you will also receive a “One of the Million” supporter t-shirt. Let your friends and family know that you support Barack Obama and are proud to be part of this movement.

Thank you for your support,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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[22 Feb 2008 | Friday] 11:12 PM

Shuck And Jive
Category: News and Politics

Check out George’s dance moves.

Man I’ve really been having some bad headaches. This will probably be a short update, I’m working Father of Darkness volume 2 as I have been the last couple days as much as possible. I hope to have my camera back from the shop soon in order to post some video blogs and start shooting some short films.

Still waiting on word from Randy Ealy the commisioner of MSBL Baseball Florida. Spring meetings are this week and I’m just about at inseason shape and ready to play. I’ve been hitting the weights and running several times a week and I feel much better. I’ve lost eight pounds and two inches in the waist in less than three weeks. The hardest part has been eating healthy, something I’ve had a hard time sticking to. Most of the time I’m in so much pain I get nauseas and can’t eat. Hopefully I’ll have some health insurance again soon and I’ll be able to take care of whatever is causing the shooting pain throughout my head, jaw, neck, and arms. Right now I just try to work through the pain and meditate and practice reiki and other remedies whenever I can.

Here is something to look forward to, not. Independent consumer activist and attorney Ralph Nader is going on MSNBC’s Meet The Press this Sunday and will likely announce his plans to jump into the Presidential Race once again. I say its likely because thats exactly where he announced his intent to run back in 2004. Hopefully Tim Russert will do the right thing and push Ralph down a flight of stairs when he tries to make the announcement. Teach him who’s the boss.

Check out Obama’s dancing moves in Texas.
Hook Em HorNS!!!

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[22 Feb 2008 | Friday] 2:46 AM

You have watch this.
Category: Blogging
What’s up everybody? Did anyone watch the Democratic Presidential Debate from Austin, Texas? If you missed it, fret not. It will be all over newscasts for the next four days. Plus it was mostly more of the same, little has changed from debate to debate. But I still encourage everyone to learn as much as they can about the issues and stand behind the best candidate for what they believe. This is an important election and we need every American to stand up in November and say “My vote is going to count today!”

On to a lighter note. If you like Daft Punk or even if you don’t check out this video. And for all you people with short attention span or ADD just give it minute to get going in the song. Sweet stuff. It’s not me, but I thought the video was awesome.

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[18 Feb 2008 | Monday] 6:46 PM

More information on Planet X and the 4th Density
Category: Dreams and the Supernatural
Well about the earlier post about Planet X and 2012 disasters, I got a few replies from some confused people. Here to elaborate a bit more on what exactly to expect and why to expect it is Charles Habel…

Written by Charles Habel III
Visit Charles site at The 4th Density

It is also important to note that there is always a great deal of Misinformation surrounding some of these issues. Misinformation (for those of you not familiar with Anomaly research) is the practice of “leaking” erroneous information in an effort to distract attention from the accidental leaking of supposed “Real Information.” The result is that of deluding the facts to the point where it is difficult to tell what is the true information and what is false. It is, of course, impossible for any Government to suppress something as big as say, the existence of UFOs, and this is why Misinformation is used. However, by carefully analyzing the timing and nature of Misinformation events, it is often indicative that something of importance is being suppressed and some times that is enough to justify further study.

There are many interpretations of the various “densities” but my favorite is as follows.

The Universe and everything in it is composed of nothing but “Thought Forms.” The “Creator” is the source of all thought forms and in turn, of all life. In essence, all creation is merely an illusion sustained by consciousness. This consciousness is that of all life and all things are in fact composed of this. As in the spiritual beliefs of the Lakota Native Americans, all things are One. The Universe is the Body of the Creator and therefore there is no material difference between anything in existence. The purpose of the Universe is to sustain Life. All life forms are merely parts of the Creator. As one might imagine, being one with the Creator leaves no purpose to life since the Creator already knows and, in fact, is all things. The Christian Bible describes the Creation as being the result of Gods loneliness. In the interest of “Free Will” all life forms must give up their Divine Knowledge and become essentially “Empty Vessels,” separate from God in a sense in order that they may have a choice to seek a return path to the Creator. This is why God does not prove his existence to us in the purely Physical sense. There is little point in creating “children” to love you if they have no choice or are predisposed toward faith. God wants his creation to make the decision to seek return of their own Free Will.

The Universe is a series of “classrooms” where we learn to advance to higher levels of thought and form. We divest ourselves of Divine Knowledge in order to teach the flesh the way back to the creator. In other words, it is better that we learn to become One with God rather than God just creating us with this capacity in the first place. The Great Creation of the Universe is not Life itself but that of Free Will. This path of return to God or the Source of All Life is known as “Ascension.” The challenges in life are lessons. The purpose is to overcome the limitations of our current state of “density” in order to move to the next level. There are may interpretations of the amount of levels and their meanings.

Reincarnationists believe that we live many lives. Some believe that we begin as lowly creatures and by successive lives, work our way up to higher forms. And here is where the significance of the “Densities” comes into focus.

The First Density is that of Thought-Form only, or of Consciousness without Self-awareness or Intelligence. Rocks, Water and Inanimate “Objects,” the Matter of the Universe is of this density. The Second Density is said to be that of Consciousness with limited Self-awareness and minor to reasonable intelligence. Animals and the lower creatures fall into this category. The Third Density is that of Consciousness, full Self-awareness and reasonable to high intelligence. Human Beings are now in the Third Density. It is important to note that the Planet Earth itself is in some circles believed to be an Intelligent Entity of either the Third or Fourth Density. I personally believe that at least this is true or that it is an entity of an even higher order.

The Third Density corresponds to our three-dimensional Spatial Reality as well. The Spirit world, Ghosts and many things of the Unknown are said to be aspects of the Fourth Density where we are now meant to ascend. Science, through the new discipline of String Theory is now predicting and describing the reality of these Higher Densities. String Theory predicts that there are from 10 to 26 dimensions. The three dimensions of Height, Width and Depth and Time are the only ones we notice because the other dimensions are so microscopically curled up into space at the subatomic level. The discovery of these unnoticed dimensions has opened up new areas of research making Free or Zero-Point Energy, Antigravity and perhaps even Time Travel a near-future possibility. Scientist are already making incredible breakthroughs using this new Alternative Science.

Scientists and Mystical Scholars such as Richard C. Hougland , Scott Mandelker and David Wilcox, as well as many others have begun to develop new spiritualisms and systems of physics based on the Hyperdimentional model. Anomalies such as the Great Red Spot19.5° (a significant numerical distinction in Hyperdimentional Physics) have provided a much needed confirmation of the theory. on the planet Jupiter, occurring at a latitude of

The Mayan Calendar predicts an end to civilization (as we know it) on or around the year 2012. Interestingly enough, some have calculated that our Solar System will, at that time, begin to pass into an area of the Galaxy which corresponds to this 19.5°. The Higher 4th Dimensional energies which are able to “bleed” through to the 3rd dimensional Time-Space in these areas are expected to transform our regular three-dimensional matter to the higher Fourth dimensional state. Since this Fourth Dimension is the realm of the Ascended, it is imperative that the beings on this planet make their ascension at this time. This is known as the End of the Great Cycle, in which there is a unique opportunity for ascension. Many, many cultures on this planet speak of this same thing. There will be no more chances for reincarnation after the end of the cycle for quite some time. This should not be cause for too much alarm, the end of the Mayan Calendar does not mean that the world will end. Rather it is the beginning of a New Age. The sad news is, that our third-dimensional bodies will not survive the transition. The Arrival of the 4th Dimensional Wave Front will impart a higher vibration energy onto all matter in our region of the Galaxy, thus transforming it into 4-D matter. Those who have achieved Ascension (and there are very, very, Very few!) by tuning their body and spirit to the 4th dimensional energies will be able to pass into this new physical reality with ease. The rest of us may not. The opportunity for ascension may not occur again for many millions of years until it is once more possible for incarnations in the 3rd realm.

My intention is to inform people that there is much more to our world and our lives than we have been lead to believe.

Many people are not aware of the vast amount of work being done by some very noted and highly respected scholars and scientists. The Mainstream Media rarely reports on such issues and when they do, they are rarely taken seriously or are presented in a sort of tongue-in-cheek fashion. There are, of course, good reasons for this that will soon become clear to you as you research these things on your own.

This Website attempts to present the reader with enough information to hopefully peak further interest. My goal is to bring these issues to the forefront of our awareness. Because weather we know it or not, these issues effect our lives in ways that are so profound as to change the way we live and view our role in the Universe. The answers are not easy to swallow for they demand a higher level of awareness and a way of thinking that is beyond the ingrained beliefs with which we have all been raised to accept as fact.

That being said, strap yourself in and prepare yourself for the ride of your life!

The journey of Rediscovery begins now!

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My name is Charles A. Habel III. I am an Artist, Musician, Technical Draftsman, Web Designer and Amateur Anomalist. I was born in Tacoma Washington on January 15, 1967.

From an early age I became interested in the unexplained. I remember a popular television show on PBS of which I was an avid watcher called “In Search Of…” with narration by none other than “Spock” himself, Leonard Nimoy. Of course I was too young to really grasp some of the concepts but I felt drawn to the idea that there is more to reality than what appears. It was always just a passing interest and as I grew, I became more interested in science and technology and developed more of a purely logical view of the Universe we live in. That would change dramatically after certain events which I would soon experience.

When I was 14 years old a friend and I were laying out under the night sky, right in the middle of the City and observing the stars. Being young adults and needing our own space, we spend quite a lot of time out roaming the streets and as a result, spent a lot of time looking at the sky. We happened to notice on this particular occasion that the stars did not seem quite right that night. We had in fact been discussing the North Star just a few nights previous and noted that at that time of year, it appeared brighter than any other star in the sky. Only on this night, there was a Second Star that appeared just as bright. We observed these stars for about ten minutes or so when I asked my friend, “Now which one is the North Star, this one or that one?” and as I pointed at these stars, my friend said, “I don’t know… strange huh?” Just at that moment, the “other star” became a very bright orange and moved quickly across the sky, making an abrupt 90 degree turn and shot like a shooting star into the blackness of the sky until it vanished. This entire motion took only about two seconds. The object did not accelerate or slow as it moved and turned but seemed to go immediately at full speed! Needless to say it scared the livin’ heck out of us and I don’t remember ever moving as fast as I did when I ran to my friends front door shouting and knocking frantically until his mother answered. “We just saw a UFO!” I shouted. My friends Mother just laughed and told us we were suffering from over active imaginations or thought that we were playing a prank.

We gathered our other friend and walked the few blocks to my house. I insisted on taking the back alleys for I was still very much experiencing shock and fear. We noted at this time that there was again only one bright star in the night sky. Once at my home (my parents were out for the evening) I decided to call the Police and report the sighting. I was directed to call McCord Air Force Base which I did and was transferred to an officer who questioned me for nearly 45 minutes. I was informed that there had been a dozen or so reports of the same sighting. I was also told to expect a follow up call which never came. I decided not to pursue it any further and my friend had no desire whatsoever to make a report.

I put this out of my mind for the most part until the mid 80s when I experienced some other strange occurrences (which I will not go into at this time). I began to start reading books about UFOs, the Paranormal and Mysticism.

In the 90s with the coming of the Computer Age and the Internet, I began to start researching information on the Web. For some time now I have been doing little more than observing and absorbing the available material. It has been my intention for some time to create a Website for some of the information I have studied but it seemed that the more I delved into the heart of the UFO issue, the more it seemed to touch on many, many other subjects. The wave of Abduction reports of the 80s and 90s began connecting Aliens with everything from Religious themes to Government Conspiracy to the Afterlife and almost every other great mystery! What I thought was a simple matter of beings from another planet traveling to our world, became a complex and bizarre aspect intertwined with all other mysteries of the unknown. Each new insight opened up yet another complex issue. I was beginning to see that in order to study this one issue of UFOs, one had to study all unknown mysteries for they all appeared somehow to be tied together. This takes quite a bit of time as you might imagine and I have yet to barely scratch the surface.

Now as we can plainly see, the World and the Human Race is on the brink of some major changes. I began my journey in an attempt to understand the UFO phenomena and ended up learning much about the nature and history of Mankind, the Universe and the meaning of Life itself. This is rarely the intention of serious investigators but it is a simple fact that the meaning and timing of these anomalous events are signs of some greater truth. It is the pursuit of that greater truth that now drives my interest in the Unknown. There is a Big Picture and this Website attempts to help those interested in getting a look at it.

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[18 Feb 2008 | Monday] 8:53 PM

Surviving 2012 and Planet X – Daily Blog Video Update
Category: Religion and Philosophy
Hey everyone. I’m writing today because I have an important issue to share with you all. If you have read my book, Father Of Darkness, then you already know that the year 2012 and all the beliefs and ideas behind it play a major role in the story. But what many people still do not know is that the date December 21, 2012 is a mythical date important to many historic civilizations including the Maya.

2012 is sometimes claimed to be a great year of spiritual transformation. Many esoteric sources interpret the completion of the thirteenth B’ak’tun cycle in the Long Count of the Maya calendar (which occurs on December 21 by the most widely held correlation) to mean there will be a major change in world order.

There has been much speculation about what will happen in 2012, but for a small indication look at what our planet has suffered through just in the past eight years. I know this is a big leap but I am asking you to watch some videos and then make your decision. Do some research and seek the truth. We must be prepared for the eventual and inevitable transformation that our planet and existence will go through when Planet X or Nibiru as it is known enters the core of our solar system.

I know this may all sound like science fiction, but the truth of it is that is science. Please view all or some of the video collection below for great insight in what to expect in the year 2012!

PART 1 OF 5.

PART 2 OF 5.

PART 3 OF 5.

PART 4 OF 5.

PART 5 OF 5.

Again this is a very important matter. Don’t kid yourself. Be prepared because when it happens don’t expect the government to help. It’s science FACT !

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[16 Feb 2008 | Saturday] 5:00 PM

The Daily Blog Saturday Update!
Category: Blogging
Whats up everybody. Thanks for coming by the daily blog. If you are a normal reader than you probably already noticed that I haven’t posted much in the last few days. Truth is Myspace has been having some problems with the blogs and those problems gave me plenty of trouble trying to post my messages to the world! I’ve also been quite busy! For instance the “Best of C6” CD is finally coming together. I have been mixing down the tracks and remastering them all, before March’s release. Also expect brand new material from C6 later this year. In fact right now visit the C6 myspace and listen to the track that plays. Right now there is a contest for who can come up with the best name for that track. You can win the CD before it’s available and some other cool stuff if your chosen as the best song name chooser person! Visit http://www.myspace.com/c6t for more information.
Also don’t forget to buy a copy of the science fiction thriller, “Father of Darkness: The Next Project”. It’s available worldwide in paperback for under $20! I’ve been working hard on the second volume of the series and if you scroll down or go back a few pages in the blog you can actually read a chapter from Volume 2! Sweet huh?
Barack Obama has been having a great past two weeks. Sweeping primary after caucus and back. It seems Senator Clinton has placed all her eggs in one big basket, that being Texas of course. She hopes that voters of Hispanic descent will pave the way to the White House, however what she doesn’t realize is the tide has turned in Obama’s favor and now little by little those pledged super delegates that Clinton locked up are starting to think otherwise. I think Wisconsin will be another big win for the Obama campaign and his momentum will roll into the March 4th Primaries.
February 7th just past and I’m sure you all know what that means. Right? C’mon! According to the Chinese zodiac it’s the year of the rat! And I would say they are correct because I was born in 1984 which also was the year of the rat and I’m turning 24 next month! So what you ask? Well here is a little bit about those born during the year of the rat. If you know me then you understand very well what this means. Hopefully this will be my year to break out! Wish me luck chiefers!

“Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac, rats are leaders, pioneers and conquerors. They are charming, passionate, charismatic, practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are the most highly organized, meticulous, and systematic of the twelve signs. Intelligent and cunning at the same time, rats are highly ambitious and strong-willed people who are keen and unapologetic promoters of their own agendas, which often include money and power. They are energetic and versatile and can usually find their way around obstacles, and adapt to various environments easily. A rat’s natural charm and sharp demeanor make it an appealing friend for almost anyone, but rats are usually highly exclusive and selective when choosing friends and so often have only a few very close friends whom they trust.
Behind the smiles and charm, rats can be terribly obstinate and controlling, insisting on having things their way no matter what the cost. These people tend to have immense control of their emotions, which they may use as a tool to manipulate and exploit others, both emotionally and mentally. Rats are masters of mind games and can be very dangerous, calculative and downright cruel if the need arises. Quick-tempered and aggressive, they will not think twice about exacting revenge on those that hurt them in any way. Rats need to learn to relax sometimes, as they can be quite obsessed with detail, intolerant and strict, demanding order, obedience, and perfection.

A valuable lesson for Rats is to learn to consider others before themselves, at least sometimes, and to avoid forcing their ideas onto others. Rats are fair in their dealings and expect the same from others in return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or that their trust has been abused. Sometimes they set their targets too high, whether in relation to their friends or in their career. But as the years pass, they will become more idealistic and tolerant. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats can find true happiness.

According to tradition, Rats often carry heavy karma and at some point in life may face an identity crisis or some kind of feeling of guilt. Rats are said to often have to work very long and hard for everything they may earn or have in life. However, a Rat born during the day is said to have things a bit easier than those who are born at night. Traditionally, Rats born during the night may face extreme hardships and suffering throughout life. Rats in general should guard themselves against hedonism, as it may lead to self-destruction. Gambling, alcohol and drugs tend to be great temptations to Rat natives.”

Pretty cool stuff huh? Do some research and find out what zodiac you fall into and be surprised at the things you learn about yourself and others. This is actually how I write often times. I will come up with a character and start from the bottom up. Research personality traits and such. It really gives me an insight into other peoples perspectives and helps me to empathize easier.

Well I’ll probably post more later. I have some production work to do today, but other than that maybe I’ll be on Xbox Live during renders and what not. Hit me up on .. atomicalienfilms

or on Xbox Live – DankGrayPlayer
C-ya!

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[13 Feb 2008 | Wednesday] 4:10 PM

Writers Strike A Deal and Head Back To Work!
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
The strike is over.

The membership of the WGA West and WGA East voted overwhelmingly to end their 100-day walkout. Guild officials said 3,775 writers turned out in Los Angeles and New York to cast ballots or fax in proxies, with 92.5% voting in favor of ending the work stoppage.

“Our membership has voted, and writers can go back to work,” WGA West president Patric Verrone announced at a Beverly Hills press conference. “This was not a strike we wanted, but one we had to conduct in order to win jurisdiction and establish appropriate residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet. Those advances now give us a foothold in the digital age. Rather than being shut out of the future of content creation and delivery, writers will lead the way as TV migrates to the Internet and platforms for new media are developed.”

WGA East president Michael Winship said, “The success of this strike is a significant achievement not only for ourselves but the entire creative community, now and in the future.”

WGAW and WGAE members will next vote to ratify the tentative three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The membership ratification vote will be conducted by mail and also at membership meetings on Feb. 25.

The union’s board of directors approved a contract deal Sunday giving writers a share of the growing revenue from programs offered on the internet and other new media.

Guild leaders say they were fighting for a piece of the future, reflecting the widespread belief that Internet-delivered entertainment fare would inevitably claim an increasing and perhaps even dominant market share.

The walkout stopped work on dozens of TV shows, disrupted movie production, turned the usually star-studded Golden Globes show into a news conference and threatened the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.
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[13 Feb 2008 | Wednesday] 4:03 PM

Spielberg Pulls Out of Beijing Olympics
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
Steven Spielberg has decided not to participate in this summer’s Beijing Olympic Games as an artistic adviser, citing China’s lack of progress in resolving the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

His move is a public relations blow to the Chinese government, which is under pressure to force the government of Sudan to resolve the crisis in Darfur.

Spielberg’s worldwide profile could lead others involved in the Games to pull out and even lead sponsors to reconsider their roles in the event.

As the biggest customer for Sudan’s oil, China has been the target of Darfur advocates for the better part of a year, much to the dismay of Chinese officials who have complained that the Games were being politicized.

“I find that my conscience will not allow me to continue with business as usual,” Spielberg said. “At this point, my time and energy must be spent not on Olympic ceremonies but doing all I can to help bring an end to the unspeakable crimes against humanity that continue to be committed in Darfur.”
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[13 Feb 2008 | Wednesday] 3:57 PM

Senator Obama’s Victory Speech in Madison, Wisconsin
Category: News and Politics

After sweeping Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland tonight, Senator Obama addressed a crowd of nearly 20,000 in Madison, Wisconsin… Click on the image for a full resolution version…
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It was reportedly the largest crowd in Kohl Center history… Here’s Barack with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle…

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And here are Senator Obama’s remarks (as prepared for delivery)…

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Today, the change we seek swept through the Chesapeake and over the Potomac.

We won the state of Maryland. We won the Commonwealth of Virginia. And though we won in Washington D.C., this movement won’t stop until there’s change in Washington. And tonight, we’re on our way.

But we know how much farther we have to go.

We know it takes more than one night – or even one election – to overcome decades of money and the influence; bitter partisanship and petty bickering that’s shut you out, let you down and told you to settle.

We know our road will not be easy.

But we also know that at this moment the cynics can no longer say our hope is false.

We have now won east and west, north and south, and across the heartland of this country we love. We have given young people a reason to believe, and brought folks back to the polls who want to believe again. And we are bringing together Democrats and Independents and Republicans; blacks and whites; Latinos and Asians; small states and big states; Red States and Blue States into a United States of America.

This is the new American majority. This is what change looks like when it happens from the bottom up. And in this election, your voices will be heard.

Because at a time when so many people are struggling to keep up with soaring costs in a sluggish economy, we know that the status quo in Washington just won’t do. Not this time. Not this year. We can’t keep playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expect a different result – because it’s a game that ordinary Americans are losing.

It’s a game where lobbyists write check after check and Exxon turns record profits, while you pay the price at the pump, and our planet is put at risk. That’s what happens when lobbyists set the agenda, and that’s why they won’t drown out your voices anymore when I am President of the United States of America

It’s a game where trade deals like NAFTA ship jobs overseas and force parents to compete with their teenagers to work for minimum wage at Wal-Mart. That’s what happens when the American worker doesn’t have a voice at the negotiating table, when leaders change their positions on trade with the politics of the moment, and that’s why we need a President who will listen to Main Street – not just Wall Street; a President who will stand with workers not just when it’s easy, but when it’s hard.

It’s a game where Democrats and Republicans fail to come together year after year after year, while another mother goes without health care for her sick child. That’s why we have to put an end to the division and distraction in Washington, so that we can unite this nation around a common purpose, a higher purpose.

It’s a game where the only way for Democrats to look tough on national security is by talking, and acting and voting like Bush-McCain Republicans, while our troops are sent to fight tour after tour of duty in a war that should’ve never been authorized and should’ve never been waged. That’s what happens when we use 9/11 to scare up votes, and that’s why we need to do more than end a war – we need to end the mindset that got us into war.

That’s the choice in this primary. It’s about whether we choose to play the game, or whether we choose to end it; it’s change that polls well, or change we can believe in; it’s the past versus the future. And when I’m the Democratic nominee for President – that will be the choice in November.

John McCain is an American hero. We honor his service to our nation. But his priorities don’t address the real problems of the American people, because they are bound to the failed policies of the past.

George Bush won’t be on the ballot this November, but his war and his tax cuts for the wealthy will.

When I am the nominee, I will offer a clear choice. John McCain won’t be able to say that I ever supported this war in Iraq, because I opposed it from the beginning. Senator McCain said the other day that we might be mired for a hundred years in Iraq, which is reason enough to not give him four years in the White House.

If we had chosen a different path, the right path, we could have finished the job in Afghanistan, and put more resources into the fight against bin Laden; and instead of spending hundreds of billions of dollars in Baghdad, we could have put that money into our schools and hospitals, our road and bridges – and that’s what the American people need us to do right now.

And I admired Senator McCain when he stood up and said that it offended his “conscience” to support the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy in a time of war; that he couldn’t support a tax cut where “so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate.” But somewhere along the road to the Republican nomination, the Straight Talk Express lost its wheels, because now he’s all for them.

Well I’m not. We can’t keep spending money that we don’t have in a war that we shouldn’t have fought. We can’t keep mortgaging our children’s future on a mountain of debt. We can’t keep driving a wider and wider gap between the few who are rich and the rest who struggle to keep pace. It’s time to turn the page.

We need a new direction in this country. Everywhere I go, I meet Americans who can’t wait another day for change. They’re not just showing up to hear a speech – they need to know that politics can make a difference in their lives, that it’s not too late to reclaim the American Dream.

It’s a dream shared in big cities and small towns; across races, regions and religions – that if you work hard, you can support a family; that if you get sick, there will be health care you can afford; that you can retire with the dignity and security and respect that you have earned; that your kids can get a good education, and young people can go to college even if they’re not rich. That is our common hope. That is the American Dream.

It’s the dream of the father who goes to work before dawn and lies awake at night wondering how he’s going to pay the bills. He needs us to restore fairness to our economy by putting a tax cut into the pockets of working people, and seniors, and struggling homeowners.

It’s the dream of the woman who told me she works the night shift after a full day of college and still can’t afford health care for a sister who’s ill. She needs us to finally come together to make health care affordable and available for every American.

It’s the dream of the senior I met who lost his pension when the company he gave his life to went bankrupt. He doesn’t need bankruptcy laws that protect banks and big lenders. He needs us to protect pensions, not CEO bonuses; and to do what it takes to make sure that the American people can count on Social Security today, tomorrow and forever.

It’s the dream of the teacher who works at Dunkin Donuts after school just to make ends meet. She needs better pay, and more support, and the freedom to do more than just teach to the test. And if her students want to go on to college, they shouldn’t fear decades of debt. That’s why I’ll make college affordable with an annual $4,000 tax credit if you’re willing to do community service, or national service. We will invest in you, but we’ll ask you to invest in your country.

That is our calling in this campaign. To reaffirm that fundamental belief – I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper – that makes us one people, and one nation. It’s time to stand up and reach for what’s possible, because together, people who love their country can change it.

Now when I start talking like this, some folks tell me that I’ve got my head in the clouds. That I need a reality check. That we’re still offering false hope. But my own story tells me that in the United States of America, there has never been anything false about hope.

I should not be here today. I was not born into money or status. I was born to a teenage mom in Hawaii, and my dad left us when I was two. But my family gave me love, they gave me education, and most of all they gave me hope – hope that in America, no dream is beyond our grasp if we reach for it, and fight for it, and work for it.

Because hope is not blind optimism. I know how hard it will be to make these changes. I know this because I fought on the streets of Chicago as a community organizer to bring jobs to the jobless in the shadow of a shuttered steel plant. I’ve fought in the courts as a civil rights lawyer to make sure people weren’t denied their rights because of what they looked like or where they came from. I’ve fought in the legislature to take power away from lobbyists. I’ve won some of those fights, but I’ve lost some of them too. I’ve seen good legislation die because good intentions weren’t backed by a mandate for change.

The politics of hope does not mean hoping things come easy. Because nothing worthwhile in this country has ever happened unless somebody, somewhere stood up when it was hard; stood up when they were told – no you can’t, and said yes we can.

And where better to affirm our ideals than here in Wisconsin, where a century ago the progressive movement was born. It was rooted in the principle that the voices of the people can speak louder than special interests; that citizens can be connected to their government and to one another; and that all of us share a common destiny, an American Dream.

Yes we can reclaim that dream.

Yes we can heal this nation.

The voices of the American people have carried us a great distance on this improbable journey, but we have much further to go. Now we carry our message to farms and factories across this state, and to the cities and small towns of Ohio, to the open plains deep in the heart of Texas, and all the way to Democratic National Convention in Denver; it’s the same message we had when we were up, and when were down; that out of many, we are one; that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; and that we can cast off our doubts and fears and cynicism because our dream will not be deferred; our future will not be denied; and our time for change has come.
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Please help us continue to build off of our success and grow this movement across the country. This campaign is fueled by all of us — please donate and make your voice heard in this historic moment.

Yes. We. Can…

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[10 Feb 2008 | Sunday] 1:17 PM

And Why Is Colin Powell Not Running For President?
Category: News and Politics

Listen to this interview by Wolf Blitzer with Colin Powell. He has a great insight as to how to go about making a decision on who to vote for.
Could Colin be eying a white house bid as an independent?????
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[10 Feb 2008 | Sunday] 3:35 AM

Another big night for Barack Obama! Obama’s Lead More Than Doubled!
Category: News and Politics
Tonight’s results were a meaningful event in Barack Obama’s march to the Democratic nomination.

Based on estimates of returns, Obama more than doubled his current pledged delegate lead. Entering tonight, the lead was 27 pledged delegates, it is now estimated to be a lead of 72. In the four contests today, we estimate we won 103 delegates to Clinton’s 58 delegates for a net gain of 45 delegates.

This net gain of 45 delegates represent more than the 42 delegate net gain Senator Clinton earned in the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Tennessee and Arizona – combined.

The pledged delegate total through February 9 now stands at 1,012 for Obama and 940 for Clinton.

Delegate Estimates

Louisiana Delegate Projection: Obama 32 – Clinton 24

Nebraska Delegate Projection: Obama 16 – Clinton 8

Washington Delegate Projection: Obama 52 – Clinton 26

Virgin Islands Delegate Projection: Obama 3 – Clinton 0

Keep up the work America!
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[07 Feb 2008 | Thursday] 10:07 PM

Help me get Barack Obama selected as Democratic Presidential Nominee!
Category: News and Politics
Phonebank from home and help get out the vote in key states.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION

On February 9th Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington will hold Democratic caucuses and primaries. Take a moment to encourage voters in some of those states to get out and support Barack Obama. You don’t even have to leave your home to pick up the phone and reach out.

All you need is a few minutes, a phone line, and a desire to help change the country.

Please help me get the word out that Barack Obama is the man for the job! It’s easy and is great way to get others involved!

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[07 Feb 2008 | Thursday] 6:20 PM

Fact Check!
Category: News and Politics
Fact Check On Clinton’s Claim That She Is the Only Candidate to Speak About the Mortgage Crisis
Clinton Claimed She Is the Only Candidate Talking About the Mortgage Crisis for a Year. Clinton said, “I would have an aggressive policy to trying to stop home foreclosure foreclosures. I’m the only candidate left in this race on either side talking about the mortgage crisis for a year. Put a moratorium on foreclosures to help people stay in their homes and freeze the interest rates that continue to drive people into foreclosure.” [CNN, 2/5/08]

Obama Wrote an Op-Ed On the Mortgage Crisis in August. Obama wrote, “The implosion of the subprime lending industry is more than a temporary blip in our economic progress. It is a cancer that, given today’s integrated financial markets, threatens to spread with devastating impact to housing and to our economy as a whole, unless we act to contain it… We need to help struggling borrowers to weather this storm. One way to protect innocent homeowners – at least until this crisis passes – is to establish a fund to help people refinance or sell to avoid foreclosure. We can partially pay for this fund by imposing penalties on lenders that acted irresponsibly or committed fraud.” [Financial Times, 8/29/07]

Obama Introduced Stop Fraud Act in 2006, To Combat Mortgage Fraud and Abuse. The Chicago Tribune wrote, “To help shine the spotlight on con artists, the Mortgage Bankers Association and other industry trade groups are backing legislation by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) that would criminalize mortgage fraud at the federal level. The ‘STOP FRAUD Act’ would expand the suspicious activity reports requirement, establish a database of censured and debarred mortgage professionals and provide funding for enforcement activities. The trade group also has asked the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to give the FBI $6.25 million a year for five years in dedicating funding to assist in the agency’s efforts in tracking down and prosecuting mortgage fraud. The money would provide for new field investigators, prosecutors and support staff in areas with the highest concentrations of mortgage fraud.” [Chicago Tribune, 6/11/06]

Obama Reintroduced Stop Fraud Act in 2007. “On the heels of reports that the housing market experienced its worst sales-month in 18 years and foreclosures are up 47% compared to last year, Senators Barack Obama (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today reintroduced the STOP FRAUD Act, legislation that combats mortgage fraud and abuse. In less than five years, there has been a 137 percent increase in the number of cases of mortgage fraud and abuse being investigated by the FBI.” [Obama Release, 4/25/07]

Fact Check On Clinton’s False and Misleading Claims on Obama’s Plan for Social Security
Clinton’s Claims About A Trillion Dollar Tax Increase Would Apply IF the Cap Were Completely Removed…
FactCheck.Org: If The Social Security Tax Were Applied To All Earnings, It Would Be A Trillion Dollar Tax Increase Over Ten Years. “Clinton called Obama’s proposal to raise Social Security taxes on earnings over $97,500 per year, the current upper limit on which any tax is levied, a trillion-dollar increase on ‘middle class families.’…Taxing all earnings would indeed amount to a $1.3 trillion increase over the next 10 years alone, according to estimates by Cato Institute Social Security expert Michael Tanner, who says he drew his figures from projections by the Social Security Administration staff. A similar estimate comes from Citizens for Tax Justice, which figures the measure would bring in $124 billion per year.” [FactCheck.org, 11/16/07]

…But Barack Obama Hasn’t Called for Completely Removing the Cap
Asked About Raising the Cap, Obama said, “You Might Have the Equivalent of a Doughnut Hole”–NOT That He Would Completely Remove the Cap. Asked about his comments that he might raise the cap on social security taxes, Obama said, “I have not specified exactly how we would structure it. Conceivably, you might have the equivalent of a doughnut hole, although this one would be a good one, as opposed to the bad doughnut hole that Bush set up for, for prescription drugs where you have a gap between people who are of middle income and very wealthy people. But, look, I’ve, I’ve got a friend, Warren Buffett, you may know, the guy made $46 million last year. This is public information because he’s concerned that he is paying a lower tax rate than anybody else in his office. And, you know, he has said, and I think a lot of us who have been fortunate are willing to pay a little bit more to make sure that a senior citizen who is struggling to deal with rising property taxes or rising heating bills, that they’ve got the coverage that they need.” [Meet the Press, 11/11/07]

Obama Has Not “Proposed Eliminating The Cap Entirely.” “He has not proposed any specific way to adjust the cap – nor has he proposed eliminating the cap entirely, which would mean all wage income would be subject to the tax. But he has stated in various venues that ‘his inclination…has been for a ‘donut’ where the uncapping would take place above some threshold income level – probably around 200,000 or 250,000′ his economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said in an email. A donut would protect a certain portion of income (e.g., between $100,000 and $200,000) from the payroll tax and could be phased in over decades, Goolsbee said.” [CNN, 11/28/07]

Increasing the Cap On Social Security Taxes Would Affect The Top 6.5 Percent of Earners–Not the Middle Class
Lifting the Cap Would Apply to the Top 6 Percent of Workers. “As noted above, the Social Security tax already fully applies to earnings up to roughly $100,000 a year per worker. (A two-earner married couple can owe Social Security tax on almost $200,000 in earnings.) As a result, raising or eliminating the earnings cap would increase taxes on only 6.5 percent of couples and individuals, virtually all of whom make more than $100,000 a year.” [Citizens for Tax Justice, 11/30/06]

Clinton’s False Attacks On Obama’s Social Security Plan Have Been Criticized in the Past
Al Hunt: Clinton Has “Falsely Accused Obama Of Favoring A Trillion-Dollar Tax Increase On Working Class Americans.” Al Hunt wrote, “They have also falsely accused Obama of favoring a trillion-dollar tax increase on working-class Americans (that apparently derives from his idea to consider raising the payroll tax on those making more than $100,000 a year) and once supporting the Iraq war. Although every candidate makes misstatements, the various fact-check organizations and detached analysts usually find the Clinton campaign in a league of its own. It’s not the depths of the duplicity; compared to other abuses, like the Swift Boat attack lies against John Kerry in 2004, these are benign. The problem is there is a pervasive pattern at a time when voters are clamoring for authenticity.” [Bloomberg, 1/28/08]

Gail Collins: “Clinton Needs To Ration Her Obfuscations” Because “It’s Not Really Helpful” To Call A Solution For Social Security Solvency “A Trillion-Dollar Tax Increase On Middle-Class Families.” Gail Collins wrote, “On Social Security, the underlying message seems to be that Clinton will not support any effort to keep the program solvent by eliminating the cap on Social Security taxes until she gets elected president and sets up a bipartisan commission to provide political cover. The problem with that, as Barack Obama pointed out, is that you don’t arrive in the White House with a mandate for anything more daring than appointing a bunch of people to do a study. And when you’re talking about taxing income above $97,500 the same way we do income of, say, $30,000, it’s not really helpful to describe it as ‘a trillion-dollar tax increase on middle-class families.’ Clinton needs to ration her obfuscations.” [New York Times, 11/2/07]

Reich: Obama Offered A “Sensible” And “Progressive” Solution For Social Security. Robert Reich wrote, “I’m becoming increasingly concerned about the stridency and inaccuracy of charges in Iowa — especially coming from my old friend…Obama wants to do it by lifting the cap on the percent of income subject to Social Security payroll taxes, which strikes me as sensible. That cap is now close to $98,000 (it’s indexed), and the result is highly regressive. (Bill Gates satisfies his yearly Social Security obligations a few minutes past midnight on January 1 every year.) The cap doesn’t have to be lifted all that much to keep Social Security solvent – maybe to $115,00. That’s a progressive solution to the problem.” [Robert Reich, 12/3/07]

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[07 Feb 2008 | Thursday] 5:02 PM

Mitt Romney “Suspends” Presidential Campaign
Category: News and Politics

Courtesy Associated Press

At 1:00 PM EST, Mitt Romney speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington announced he has officially suspended his campaign for President Of The United States.

It has to be a tough decision for Romney who coming into Super Tuesday thought he was right on John McCain’s heels for the GOP nomination. But surprisingly he only won his home state of Massachusetts, Alaska, Minnesota, Colorado and Utah. Mike Huckabee did a number in the southern states which really hurt Mitt Romney’s chances. He has stayed on the offensive claiming rival John McCain is not a true conservative and it seemed like his fight was working.

I think it is a very smart move by Mitt Romney. First because it certainly helps his chances in four years when he can run again. Staying in the race when there is a snowballs chance in hell of actually getting the nomination, would only degrade any credibility that Romney has earned.

During his announcement he continually bashed the Democratic party, namely Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Good riddance Mitt. Now you can go back to “rebuilding” companies.
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[07 Feb 2008 | Thursday] 2:36 PM

Hillary Clinton Puts Up $5 Million Of Her Own Money To Continue Presidential Bid.
Category: News and Politics
I was writing a note to you about the state of the race after Super Tuesday when we got some startling news.

The Clinton campaign just announced that Hillary and Bill Clinton injected $5 million of their personal fortune into her campaign a few days ago.

This is a dramatic move, and a clear acknowledgement that our campaign has the momentum. We saw undeniable evidence of that last night as the results came in.

Barack Obama won the most states and the most delegates on February 5th.

We have gotten to this point thanks to an unprecedented outpouring of support from ordinary Americans.

To date, more than 650,000 people like you have taken ownership of this campaign, giving whatever they can afford.

The Clinton infusion of $5 million — and there are reports it could end up being as much as $20 million — will give them huge resources for the next set of primaries and caucuses.

Thanks to you, we have raised more than $3 million since the polls closed on February 5th. But we have no choice — we must match their $5 million right now.

We’re going to do it the right way, with small donations from people like you. It’s never been more urgent that you make a donation of $25 right now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/results

Just two weeks ago we were behind by double-digits in many of the states that voted yesterday, but Barack won 13 states to 8 states for Hillary Clinton, with one state (New Mexico) still counting votes.

This is an enormous victory, and it’s all thanks to you.

We won yesterday because thousands upon thousands of individual supporters canvassed their neighborhoods, talked to their neighbors and friends, and made phone calls to remind their fellow supporters to get out the vote.

And we accomplished all of this with a campaign funded by ordinary people giving only what they can afford.

Yesterday was proof that America is ready for change — and that you are the force to make that change happen.

But there’s still a long way to go before Barack becomes the Democratic nominee. In the next week alone, six more states will hold their primaries and caucuses.

We need to match this $5 million personal contribution from the Clintons immediately and put these resources to work in the states that will vote next.

Please make a donation of $25 now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/results

Here are some details about yesterday’s historic victory. According to official results and exit polls:

Barack won 2-to-1 in traditionally conservative states where Democrats are hungry for a nominee who can change the map and help Democrats up and down the ticket win in November

Our winning coalition included Americans of every race, background, and gender — including 64% of women in Georgia

We scored wins in every region of the country — New England, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, the Midwest, the Rocky Mountain states, and the West

Americans had a clear choice to make yesterday, and they chose Barack Obama.

Now let’s match this $5 million and take this campaign into the next stage.

Thank you,

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[06 Feb 2008 | Wednesday] 7:00 PM

Shaq leaves Miami for Arizona. Plans to fight for immigration. Wait, what?
Category: Sports
The Phoenix Suns have traded Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks to the Miami Heat for 35-year old center Shaquille O’Neal. The blockbuster deal appears to have been brought on by the Lakers recent acquisition of Pau Gasol.

In need of another big man, the Suns have agreed to take on the $40 million remaining on the last two years of Shaq’s monstrous contract. Shaq is expected to arrive in Phoenix today for a physical.

At first glance, the trade doesn’t seem to make much sense for Phoenix. Their up-tempo style does not mesh with the 300-plus pound Big Fella. However, assuming Shaq is healthy, his presence in the middle should significantly improve the Suns offensive and defensive rebounding. More importantly, the trade will allow Amare Stoudamire to move to his natural position of power forward.

Now that the big man is out of Miami, how will that affect the Heat’s performance. Well it can’t hurt much considering they have the worst record in the league at 9 and 37. Thats while losing their last 19 out of 20 games. Ouch! I’d be trying to get out of there too Shaq! Especially for a four-time NBA champion, O’Neal entered this season talking about how he wanted to win at least one more title, saying his “legacy” wouldn’t be complete unless he left the game with at least five rings.

The deal has yet to be confirmed by either side, but it is sure to go down within hours if not minutes and is all but guarnteed to send Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. A decent trade on Miami’s part, but what the hell is Phoenix thinking? They want to pay Shaq $40 million to sit the bench? After all he is in midst a divorce that may have contributed to the terrible numbers he put up in November and December. And then following a hip injury in December, has sat out the last four or five weeks! At 36 years old his tank just might be empty. But hey, what do I know? I could be wrong and Shaq might help the Suns win a Championship this year. But it seems to me that the Suns are just a bit too fast paced for the dimwitted Shaquille O’Neal.

Think otherwise? Let me know…
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[06 Feb 2008 | Wednesday] 1:15 AM

Obama wins Delaware, Illinois, Georgia. Clinton takes New York, Arkansas, and Tennessee
Category: News and Politics
So far its been very close in the Democratic Primary race. Senator Obama has claimed his home state of Illinois, Georgia, and now Delaware. It also looks like he will claim Alabamba officially soon enough. Other states like Conneticut, Kansas, and Minnesota are too close to call but leaning toward Barack Obama at the time.

More importantly and most importantly on the line tonight is the state of California. Polls are still open a couple more hours there and we are getting the word out because exit polls showing Barack neck and neck with the New York Senator.

Have any questions or comments? Ask me.
More updates are coming soon.

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY… 9:15PM EST
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[06 Feb 2008 | Wednesday] 12:05 AM

UPDATE: Obama wins Georgia and Illinois. Clinton takes Oklahoma.
Category: News and Politics
CNN.com is reporting a win for Senator Barack Obama in the Georgia Democratic Primary. It was expected a majority win for Obama in Ga, but we will wait and watch as the delegates come in!

On the republican side the race is much closer and too close to call. John McCain is ahead with 35% of the votes with Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney close behind each with 30% of the Georgia vote.

At 8:04 CNN.com is projecting a winner in Illinois and Oklahoma, Obama and Clinton respectively.

I made some calls for the Obama fundraiser in Colorado today and those people were stoked about voting today as I hope the rest of the nation is.

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY… 8:04PM EST
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[05 Feb 2008 | Tuesday] 10:53 PM

West Virginia Convention Goers choose Huckabee over Romney. GA Poll results coming soon!
Category: News and Politics

The Evangelical conservative population of West Virginia have decided to dedicate their 18 delegates to Mike Huckabee. After the first round of voting in the convention in West Virginia Mitt Romney was ahead, but John McCain had a tiny portion, so those supporters switched to Mike Huckabee to block Mitt Romney from getting delegates from John McCain.

Stay tuned to the rcstith.s5.com blog for more updates on todays SUPER TUESDAY PRIMARY results…

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY…
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[05 Feb 2008 | Tuesday] 3:06 PM

Vote TODAY! Polling Locations and Open/Close times!
Category: News and Politics
Today, polling places are opening in 15 states across the country, while residents of 7 additional states will gather tomorrow evening to caucus.

In order to help, we’ve put together Caucus Look-Up tolls for all the caucus states, as well as information on polling places for all primary states.

Find your polling place — then invite your friends and family to look up their polling places and vote for Barack this Tuesday, February 5th!

Alabama (polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Alaska (arrive at 5:30 p.m. – doors close at 6:00 p.m.)
Arizona (polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Arkansas (polls open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
California (polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Colorado (arrive at 6:30 p.m. – doors close at 7:00 p.m.)
Connecticut (polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Delaware (polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Georgia (polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Idaho (arrive at 6:00 p.m. – doors close at 7:00 p.m.)
Illinois (polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Kansas (arrive at 6:00 p.m. – doors close at 7:00 p.m.)
Massachusetts (polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Minnesota (cast your vote between 6:30 p.m. and 7:59 p.m.)
Missouri (polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
New Jersey (polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
New Mexico (caucus sites open from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.)
New York (polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
North Dakota (caucus sites are open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Oklahoma (polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.)
Tennessee (polls open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)
Utah (polls open from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)
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[04 Feb 2008 | Monday] 11:55 PM

Fired up, Ready to Go! Don’t forget to vote Tuesday!
Category: News and Politics
Please tell all your friends in the key Super Tuesday States to Vote Tomorrow!

The states are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California,Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, & Utah!
Local musicians in Seattle created this inspirational song. Please watch and you will be singing along by the end!

“Why Obama?” Three brothers share theirs tory. Joe Bergevin watched Senator Barack Obama tell a story about one person, Edith Childs, who energized others with a “fired up, ready to go,” chant at one of his campaign stops. Inspired by Obama’s “One voice can change the world” speech, Joe wrote some lyrics and rough chords then called his brother Jon to help him compose and arrange the song. They named it after Edith’s chant. After many phone calls, emails, and sleepless nights, they had assembled the team. Ten days later an epic recording was born with the intention of spreading Obama’s hopeful message. Contributors include lead singer Reverend Pat Wright and her renowned Total Experience Gospel Choir, drummer Matt Cameron from Pearl Jam, lead singer Jake Bergevin, other top studio musicians, sound engineers, video teams, photographers, caterers, local news teams and a renovated theater with recording studio. From the first word written to the last note performed, this entirely donated and collective effort demonstrates Senator Obama’s unifying message and Americans’ desire to act on it. We were in awe of how freely people said, “Yes!” to this project. His words “For that is our unyielding faith-that in the face of impossible odds, people who love their country, can change it” demonstrate that great leaders motivate others. Barack is a great leader.

“I would have never imagined participating in an event like this, suddenly having a bunch of people come together on behalf of a political candidate; contributing immediately, so fully and unconditionally,” said Stephan Schier, one of the project contributors.

Edith Childs said in the Greenwood Index Journal “I just had no idea that something done spontaneously would go this far — in a good way,” Childs said. “But as far as the song, I think it’s cool. And I’m going to go online and see the (music) video when it comes out. But look, I did (the chant) in June, and I had no idea this is where we’d be on January 25.”

Featuring the following artists:
Composition: Bergevin Brothers Music – Lyrics and Music (Joe), Music and Arragement (Jon)
The Band:
Jon Bergevin – Piano, Musical Direction
Osama Afifi – Electric Bass
Matt Cameron – Drums (Pearl Jam)
Arturo Rodriguez – Latin Percussion
Frank Seeberger – Electric Guitar
Jessica Howard – Tambourine
The Singers:
Pastor Pat Wright – Lead Vocals and Choir Direction
Jake Bergevin – Lead Vocals
Grady A. Austin – Spoken Vocal and assistant choir direction
The Total Experience Gospel Choir
Chip Butters – Sound Engineering
Mark Yeend — Sound Engineering
Neill Barham – Director and Editor
Paul Killebrew – Producer
Tony Tibbetts – Jib Arm Camera & Technical Advisor
Sean Orr — Camera
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[04 Feb 2008 | Monday] 8:10 PM

Yes We Can…
Category: Blogging
Tomorrow is a day of change. Tomorrow is a day of hope. But today is a day of decision. Make your decision for positive change and hope.

We are not as divided as our politics suggest.

We are one people. We are one nation.

Together we will begin the next great chapter in the American story with three words that will ring from coast to coast, from sea to shining sea…

YES WE CAN

Vote Barack Obama for Democratic Presidential Nominee.

Young people. This is our election. We can take the nation by storm and bring the corrupt politicians to their knees. We will tell the policy makers what to do for a change. We will have one united voice, and we will stand together as a nation united. Vote for change. Vote for Barack Obama in 2008!

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[04 Feb 2008 | Monday] 2:06 AM

NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS UPSET NEAR PERFECT PATS!!
Category: Sports
What a fantastic low scoring game. The New York Giants pulled out the upset like I said, it might not have been the right score but I called for a close game and the G Men to pull out the victory.

I just got word that Bill Belichick is an enormously sore loser. He left the field before the game was over. Thats as unsportsmanlike as it gets. But hey what do you expect out of a cheater. Just shows you cheaters will never prosper. Because now all they will be known for is a failed dynasty. Read my earlier post about The Patriots copyrighting the term 19-0 more than two weeks ago. That’s the kind of rubbish I’m talking about. But the Giants overcame and conquered the beasts known as the New England Patriots.

Well at least someone had a perfect season. The New York Giants have one every game on the road this season. The final score of Super Bowl 42 was a low one, but the result was just as gratifying. The Giants took it from the Pats 17-14

Ha ha ha sorry suckers… You lose!
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[03 Feb 2008 | Sunday] 4:24 AM

Superbowl Preview and Picks. The Daily Blog Video Update.

Whats up everyone? I hope you all are excited about the big game. I know I am! I also hope that you will take a couple minutes to leave me a comment. Any questions are comments are greatly appreciated.

GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!
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[03 Feb 2008 | Sunday] 3:18 PM

The PATented Prerogative
The New England Patriots Patenened Prerogative may just backfire.

More than two weeks before Super Bowl Sunday, and even before defeating the San Diego Chargers. The New England Patriots applied for the trademarks “19-0” and “19-0: The Perfect Season”.

How smug can the Patriots be? Obviously they are confident and with every right. But to do something so stupid as to claim a win before it happens, thats just plain silly. And it’s not just “a” win. It’s what could possibly go down in history as “the” biggest win for any team in sports history. Or it could be the biggest loss. I’m putting my stock in the latter.

I’m sure the players on the Patriots sideline aren’t letting the trademark registrations affect their mindsets, however it could add a little more steam between the eyes of the New York Football Giants. Hell, NFL.com has already started selling hats and T-shirts featuring the 19-0 Patriots. Now how the hell is that? The game hasn’t even happened yet!

Hey New England I got term you could copyright….

18-1: We almost won without cheating.
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[03 Feb 2008 | Sunday] 4:35 PM

Late Night Update
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
Say it ain’t slow. I’ve been really busy the last few days. I didn’t get to post yesterday, or today really for that matter. It’s 12:30 A.M on Super bowl Sunday morning. Just a quick update on a few important things, but tomorrow will be a full video update with Super bowl pre-game by yours truly.
I just watched First Time Felon for the first time. It was a strangely told story but beautifully cinematic. The film stars Omar Epps and Delroy Lindo and when faced with five years in prison or four months in boot camp, a young gangster (Epps) takes what he thinks will be the easy road. Brutal Marine-style discipline teaches him lessons that change his life – but can he resist temptation when he’s back on the streets? It’s an experience not to be missed, and to think I almost did miss it. Don’t let it happen to you.
CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE AND SUPER TUESDAY
I know I’m like way late and all on Thursday’s Democratic Presidential debate, but I thought it was a great showing by both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. One thing Obama seemed just a bit too courteous to his rival. Did anyone see at the end when he went to help Clinton with her chair? He literally pulled her back in her chair like two feet. Was that Barack Obama showing his power and dominance over Hillary in an attempt to win the Who will be President on the Obama/Clinton ticket?
Ahh I don’t even know what I’m saying at this point. I’m so exhausted and I think I’m going crazy. Not like Britney crazy or anything, but like insomnia crazy.
Well I’ll see you all in a bit with the Superbowl Video Update. Who knows? I know I don’t. I do know that I’ll give some sort of prediction for the game and talk about my book some more which you should all go and buy right now. The cheapest place is at lulu.com keyword ryan stith.
So yeah.
Until next time..

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[30 Jan 2008 | Wednesday] 11:09 PM

Meghan McCain Too Hot for The White House?
Category: Blogging

Meghan and her Dad John McCain

Whoa. Is she smoking hot or is it just me? She’s 23 or 24 and at first I thought it was his granddaughter. But No! How is it that I’ve never seen her before?

Anyway, speaking of a different John, John Edwards dropped out of the Presidential Race early this morning. He made the announcement in New Orleans, Louisiana, and did not immediately endorse a candidate. My take is he will wait until Saturday or Sunday to announce his endorsement. That way it would really give a good media push through the begining of the week as fresh news and help in Super Tuesday’s big primarypalooza.

I wanted to update the blog earlier, but I’ve had some job interviews and also been working on the script for the 60 series. I haven’t got to write the Father of Darkness novel recently as much as I would like, but I’ve been busy with other things. I have gotten great response, positive response in regard to the new 60 web series. I will keep you all updated on the latest, and don’t forget to comment!
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[29 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 4:56 AM

And The Winner Is…
..>..>
John McCain 693,425
36%
Romney
598,152
31%
0
Giuliani
281,755
15%
0
Huckabee
259,703
14%
0
Paul
62,060
3%
0
Thompson
22,287
1%
0
Hunter
2,787
0%
0

John McCain won just as I had expected and Giuliani dropped out just like I expected.
As far as the percentages go… Well I was close! If you look at the blog post below you can see how close I actually was. I’m tired. I just wanted to thank everyone who is interested in being a part of the 60 series I’ve been working on. Just keep checking the website for more updates, and let everyone know we are looking for crew.
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[30 Jan 2008 | Wednesday] 12:00 AM

Rudy/Ron Paul Ticket??
Category: Blogging
Hey I just thought of something…

If Rudy Giuliani did win the nomination, he could choose Ron Paul as his Vice President and they could go by,

Ru – Paul 2008!
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[29 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 11:42 PM

Night night Giuliani.
Category: News and Politics
Night night Rudy. You may as well pack it up and head home now before the weather gets to rough up north. I have a feeling another presidential race prediction will come to fruition in mere hours. After choosing nearly the exact date Hunter and Thompson would drop from the race, I think you know to trust me on this.

The way I see the Republican Florida Primary going down is like this.

John McCain 34%
Mitt Romney 33%
Giuliani 14%
Huckabee 14%
Paul 5%

I think this Florida primary could be the graveyard for Ron Paul’s bid as well. It’s tough to tell though as they could easily choose to stick it out until next Tuesday’s Primarypalooza.

As for the Democrats I hope you went out and voted today, even if it doesn’t count for anything. I’ll be back with more later. I gotta eat and get ready for a brand new episode of House on Fox tonight!
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[29 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 2:10 PM

State of The Union Video Response and Blog
Category: News and Politics
State Of The Union Response by Ryan Stith

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Good news George Bush wants to use this last year to work in a bipartisan manner to get major issues taken care of. Right… Sorry if I sound skeptical George, but thats what you said in your first State of The Union address seven years ago. And not only have you not working in a bipartisan way, you’ve been so partisan that you’ve even managed to get everyone against you. It’s been seven years and your polarizing personality hasn’t changed. And I think after all this time I finally figured out why it is so polarizing. You Mr. Bush are polarizing because you say one thing and do another. Then when someone criticizes your judgment, you insult them and try to avert everyones attention.

That is exactly what has been happening the last few weeks for the administration. It’s now election year and George Bush is trying to shift the focus from the war to the economy. Sure, get everyone focused on the failing economy and housing market and forget all about the war that is claiming American lives day after day. How do you do that? Easy, promise millions in tax rebates and free money to everyone. Oh yeah and did I mention, it’s money we don’t have. The stale, old world politics are truly demoralizing for Americans. It may have worked for us decades ago when we were just generations from being brutal savages, but I hope you all see this and are focusing on change. Vote for change in November.

Ladies and gentleman, the surge doesn’t work. It’s an extension of the same strategy. The insurgents, Al-Qaeda, and other organized extremists have all moved north and are waiting for us to pack up. They’ve done it once already, but hey who am I?

It seems like our economy and military are leading the way down the crapper. Does anybody else see it this way? I was going to go on and on about this, but I decided to just make a short video to describe how I feel about George Bush’s address to the country.
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[28 Jan 2008 | Monday] 12:08 AM

Want to Be on A Film Crew?
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

I’ve got an Indy project in preproduction. I need a crew for a live action web series that will be shot in digital video sometime this summer. Still in planning stages, but at this time I am looking for a few that may be interested in collaborating on a inventive action-thriller series based in real time sequence of events.

I plan to promote and pitch this series to production companies and that could possibly lead to some payouts down the road. But you will most certainly receive full credit for your work and copies of final work. If you are interested please email me at ryan.stith@gmail.com

Also visit and bookmark http://www.60.tvheaven.com/ for general series information as well as casting information when the time comes.

I am looking for people to help with the following…

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Someone to work with me and the DP closely. Or if experience permits and you can sketch, DP could also be Assistant Director.

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Preferably has some equipment and experience. Needs to be a decent sketch artist as well.

PRODUCER – Will work closely with director and AD. Also will oversee casting process with director and casting. I know its a long shot, but it would be great if you would be interested in putting a financial stake in the project. In this case get in touch with me directly and I can give you more detailed information regarding the plot, etc.

VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR – Prior experience would be great, but if you are an amateur with a reel to show, send it my way.

This is open to anyone in FLORIDA. Shooting will take place either Gainesville, or Orlando, most likely Gainesville.

Thank you for your time and I can’t wait to hear from you.
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[27 Jan 2008 | Sunday] 6:40 PM

Production for Action Thriller Series. Crew Call coming soon.
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

An Atomic Alien Production…
Upcoming Action Thriller Web Series
Visit – http://www.60.tvheaven.com

In 2008, a bill pushed through congress by the Bush Administration gave power to the National Security Agency to begin spying on American or foreign citizens without warrant. Since the Central Intelligence Agency is an independent agency, the administration wanted to somehow control the intelligence gathering and utilization process. The NSA created the National Surveillance and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit (NSTR), and opened local field offices all over the nation.
Under the command National Security Agency Director Lieutenant General Arthur Goodhill, former FBI Deputy Director Jack Nolan takes the helm as head of the new division, and immediately recruits Marshall Owens who goes from private for hire protection to primary operative in the new domestic ‘Black Ops’ program. Each action packed episode is in real time like the concept utilized by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, creators of the popular Fox drama, “24”.
In the first season of “60”… After being away from his job for a significant amount of time, NSTR Operative Marshall Owens is thrust back into the world of espionage and finds himself in the middle of a hotbed of gang violence and domestic terrorist activity that he must put an end to, before it’s too late. A domestic terrorist organization threatens to release deadly radioactive devices on the campus of a major United States University. The NSTR must now locate and eradicate the threat of terrorist attacks while dealing with its own internal conflict with violating citizens civil liberties to keep the nation secure.
Copyright © 2008 Ryan Stith of Atomic Alien Productions. Not to be reproduced.

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[26 Jan 2008 | Saturday] 11:05 PM

Obama’s Big Primary Win in South Carolina
Category: News and Politics
THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY….
Things are really starting to heat up in the race for Democratic nomination for a Presidential bid. Just after 7:00PM EST. Associated Press is reporting Barack Obama as the winner of the Democratic South Carolina Primary. This is a HUGE win for the Obama campaign who is reeling after losing key states New Hampshire and Nevada in the popular vote, while at the same time having more commited delegates that any other candidate including Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Yes We Can.

And Yes We Will.

Senator Obama’s message of hope, the words are really catching on as most people are ready for change. I heard Barack speaking today in I believe Fairforest, talking about those challenging his hope that it is wishful thinking, but that is untrue. It’s people who say something is unachievable or creating peace in the middle east is impossible, those people are the barrier that keeps us from acomplishing these things. Let’s get this done, and let us do it right.

We still don’t know who will come in second so I will be back with a more in depth update in a bit.

Here is a speaking engagement by Barack Obama in Columbia, South Carolina addressing supporters. Give it a look.

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[25 Jan 2008 | Friday] 10:00 PM

Are you tired of the writers strike?
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
Want to do something about it?

http://www.60.tvheaven.com

Please visit and bookmark this site. Keep checking it for casting, production crew, and general series information.
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[25 Jan 2008 | Friday] 10:00 PM

Are you tired of the writers strike?
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
Want to do something about it?

http://www.60.tvheaven.com

Please visit and bookmark this site. Keep checking it for casting, production crew, and general series information.
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[25 Jan 2008 | Friday] 1:10 AM

A message to Mister Barack Obama
Category: News and Politics
Senator Obama, I applaud your courageous fight for the truth and your honesty shines through the dark clouds of politics.

Your voice transcends the repetitive pattern of thought and action that has failed our nation, and reignited a campaign of hope that many thought had extinguished years ago.

With that being said Mister Obama or typed rather, I implore you to consider House Representative Dennis Kucinich for office of Vice President and President of the Senate.

I believe his vision is most aligned with your own, and that his strength also lies with fighting for the people, even through tough times. From his days as Mayor of Cleveland where he regularly faced threats on his life and career while fighting to keep utility bills lower, to his days in the Congress, he represents good morals, positive values, and a promising vision for the future that under your mighty wing, could do wonders.

Thank you again Mister Obama and God Bless.
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[23 Jan 2008 | Wednesday] 6:02 PM

Read a chapter from my new book, Father of Darkness II
Here is a preview from my newest book, “Father of Darkness: The Next Project Volume 2” that will be released later this year. It is a follow up to last years sucessful debut Father of Darkness 1.

Visit http://www.rcstith.s5.com to get your copy of Volume 1 today!

2. Gray’s Nightmare From Hell

The stench of vomit and burning flesh stained on the conciseness of the once prominent vampire war general. He stood atop a flat roofing structure in eastern Portugal in midst of the great vampire war of 2012. Carnage surrounded him twenty feet below in all directions. Two high powered 20 millimeter rounds impacted his chest with deadly accuracy. The bullets broke apart inside H. R. Gray’s sternum releasing small pellets which ripped through the spinal cord and intestine of the wary vampire master. Wary not because his internal organs were now outside his body, but wary because this was about the millionth time he had suffered this fate in repeating succession.
For all of the evil that penetrated Gray’s spirit, like that which allowed him to commit such brutal murders of thousands of innocent humans, he would suffer an eternal after life of reliving his body’s physical death over and over again. For centuries he watched his nemesis Cassandra shoot him from an adjacent rooftop above a low rise parking garage. The agonizing anguish never ends.
Gray collapsed to the concrete, his eyes rolled back in his head but he wasn’t quite dead yet. The pain was excruciating. Gray’s upper torso was still shaking even after his heart had stopped.
Inside his conciseness, Gray was aware he had fallen to the sixth underworld known as patala avichi. He had limited access to the Akashic records while suffering through his death over and over again. His physical consciousness was focused on his repetitive death, while his spirit was connected to the other hellish demons removed from God in the patala. Although there was nothing he could ever do about his suffering, he knew something important was about to happen on Earth.

Operating on a completely different dimension, science creator Delta-9 illuminated as a radiant golden orb on the Plane of Satyaloka Brahmaloka. It was the highest level of being and conciseness and was inhabited by all ten present and past science creators, along with other saint-like spirits that had dedicated their life to progress in their respective time on Earth. Even Earths new god, Elias Julian couldn’t travel to this dimensional plane of existence. Currently, there were only three science creators involved with the process of monitoring and planning for the planet and civilization.
The luminous world of the Brahmaloka was composed of dark space while glowing trapezoidal shapes rotated around and even through the Delta Science Creators. The name Delta refers to the fourth incarnation of the Earth, and each science creator is numbered according to inception into the system.
The graph-like shapes had seemingly no mass, yet took up space by morphing into images and objects around the creators. Delta-9’s thoughts instantly manifested into images before him. His actions were actual even though the time-space was imaginary, thus allowing the radiant spiritualists to manipulate multiple sessions of time at will.
Delta-9 was accessing the past to review Hector Ramos Graziano’s human life. With minimal mind power Delta-9 could navigate through ones life viewing their thoughts and actions through the persons divine eye.

It was at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in the year 1997. H. R. Gray stood outside the three story art deco building known as the Moncloa campus, and looked up at his new start. A rebellious youth, Hector joined his brother Sandros at the University to gain an education and to focus his time on something positive. Hector had numerous run-ins with the law during his teenage years. The crimes increased in violence with time, and had been out of jail for just seven months after serving a one year sentence for armed robbery. Sandros Graziano appears from inside the main building and when he sees his brothers face, he quickly approaches. “Hector, it’s good to see you.” Sandros reaches to give his brother a hug, but Hector is hesitant. “What’s wrong?” Sandros asked.
“Nothing. I’m fine. It’s good to see you too Sandros.” Hector grabs his single suitcase and back pack and follows his brother inside.

Time literally began moving in fast forward with all sequences in history playing itself out around the Delta creator. Hector didn’t last at the University long, when after just two and a half weeks he was kicked out for burglary and vandalism of school property.
But through even the worst of times Sandros took responsibility for his brother, so when Hector failed to appear in court, Sandros bought a one way ticket to the United States for his brother to flee the authorities. Sandros was unsure why his brother wanted to return to the states, and hadn’t been there since their oldest brother died and was buried in California three years earlier.
When in the USA, Hector moved to New York City and began using the name H. R. Gray. He soon got caught up pushing dope on the streets so he would have a place to stay.

Suddenly time stood still and a moment later the world began moving at normal speed once again.
H. R. Gray was on 11th Street in Lower Flushing, Queens. He was selling crack cocaine by the rock on the street corner. There were few cars through this area at night, and for a moment Gray was all alone.
A mysterious figure startled Gray as he approached from nowhere. “Whatcha want?” Gray asked right away to let him know he wasn’t afraid.
“We need to talk.”, the figure told him, pointing his gloved index finger in Gray’s face.
Gray steps toward the hooded figure, “Hey don’t put your finger in my face, man!” His short temper flares at the first sign of confrontation. It’s in his blood.
“I know who killed your brother. And I know what you are.” The masked man told him. He wore dark jean pants and the mans entire head was covered by a black cloth hood and if that wasn’t enough he had on a ski mask to conceal his face with sun glasses over his eyes.
“Who the hell are you?” Gray shouted. “Hey whatever you think you know, it doesn’t matter!” He turns to walk away but the large figure grabs his shoulder.
“Hector!” the man shouted. Gray turned back to him in shock from hearing his name.
“How do you know Hector?” Gray asked.
“I’m a friend of Luther.” the man tells H. R. Gray. “I was with your brother when he was murdered. I tried to help him. I called 911, but it was too late.”
“Are you a cop?” Gray asked him, showing his initial concern.
“If I was a cop, do you think I would look like this?” The man removes his glasses. Gray stared wondrously into the mans glowing red eyes.
“Your a vampire.” Gray said. “What do you want?”
“I want to help you get revenge on those that killed your brother and my family.” The ghastly figure now seemed more human. “Hector, haven’t you ever felt that you were put here to do more than this?”
Gray looked down at the ground, knowing his life in crime was not much to reflect on. “I used to.” Gray shook his head. “Not anymore though. I guess people change.”
“You’re right.” The man said. “And it’s not too late to change for the better. To do something that could affect the next generation on this planet.” Gray couldn’t believe he had the power to control his own life much less anyone else’s. “I was in Spain in ninety-two when you led the vampires in a slaying that killed 8,000 humans in one night. You can’t tell me you don’t have the ability!”
Gray looked up from the ground and stared deep into the mans wincing eyes. “What do you want me to do?” Hector was in.
“Take this envelope. Goto the address listed inside at the time specified and find the pay phone out front. Wait for a phone call for further instructions.” He explained as both of them froze in time.

Once again Delta-9 began skipping over events in time that he felt were unnecessary in his study of Hector Graziano’s life. Of all the years that Gray wasted on the streets dealing or stealing, he would make up for when he had the chance to come face to face with his brothers killer.

One week later when H. R. Gray showed up in a warehouse near the Hudson River, he was greeted by five other warriors. However, not all of them were yet aware of their origin or their abilities. Damian, Diox, Leander, Roth, and Eva. All were chosen to lead the great vampire war before they were even conceived. In essence they were the evil in the balance created by the Delta deities to account for their counterparts that were fighting on behalf of the humans.
The six vampires waited inside until the figure familiar to them all entered into the room. No one knew what the mans name was, much less what his face looked like. But somehow he was able to convince each of these six individuals to devote their cause to something beyond themselves. He had a little help by way of intervention of course. The hooded figure instructed them all to begin recruiting for the upcoming war, and that soon their fearless leader Cyrus would join them on the path to salvation. He told them from now on they would learn, train, and live together, until it was time to lead the soldiers into battle. Gray accepts his spot in the group, but as he turns to leave his face shape shifts to the face of a being not of the Scha race.

Delta-9 noticed the glitch immediately so the creator rewound and replayed the instance, but it wasn’t the same this time. Delta-9’s response was a sequence of darkness all around the gold like orb. The science creator seemed stumped by how the face of a being from another solar system wound up on an artificial reprint of Earth’s historical database. Delta-9’s fear that there may have been a breach by another planet and immediately calls for a briefing with the other creators.
Delta-9 closes the program accessing Gray’s past life and focuses on the face of a being from the Planet USRB-01, better known as Planet Listor.

The following are excerpts from the almighty Elias Julian’s journal from the years 2780-2912.

Elias Julian – Journal Entry – Earth Year 2781
…My first contact with another being in my new flesh came today. I was actually nervous at first. It’s strange that I was unsure of how my own creation was going to act before me even if they didn’t know my true identity. The evolved communication Delta and I built was precarious at best. Being able to read one another’s minds at will could conceivably cause quite a mess.
But the Scha race seemed to get along very well after I installed an upgrade that allowed the beings to adapt and learn to shadow certain thoughts and images from others…

Elias Julian – Journal Entry – Earth Year 2782
…It’s now the new year of 2782. I am thoroughly impressed and proud of my creation. The entire population is spreading and growing larger every day. Delta-9 and I still communicate frequently and just recently he told me of a possible intrusion from an alien species. However I have no reason to believe this to be true. I’ll keep my eyes open anyway…

Elias Julian – Journal Entry – Earth Year 2810
…The date is 001.07.5 in the year 2810. I’ve been watching from a distance and while I do not yearn to establish power over the others, I feel the duty to lead them in the right direction. Delta-9 and I have already discussed this however, and we decided many years ago that it was best to leave the beings with their free will intact.
It may come as a surprise to some, but when we designed the Schamonei people, we used the similar mold of the humans, and began upgrading from there. Delta-9’s fondness for the humans lives on today in the Scha people, by the way they speak, hunt, and sleep. Genuinely it was not a general consensus among the creators to wipe out the humans and start over. But Delta-9 took to the task with open arms, despite his disagreements with the others. I’m just grateful that things turned out the way they did…

Elias Julian – Journal Entry – Earth Year 2864
…It’s only been four-hundred twenty-four years since these new Earthlings began roaming the planet. They’ve had the wheel for nearly one hundred years, but already advanced automobiles ride the freshly paved streets. The most intelligent of the Scha engineers developed a vehicle that runs on an alkaline chemical element known as sodium chloride or salt. It burns clean air and the people are living long and full lives, most well into their 120’s.
The modified Julian calendar still contains three hundred sixty-five days, but we instituted other long count calendars to record cylindrical time data within certain eras of existence. The concept was originally developed by the Mayan civilization early on in the human project. It’s just so amazing to see the pace at which evolution is progressing. I see architecture popping up everywhere with incredible speed and creativity. I am as proud right now as I have ever been…

Elias Julian – Journal Entry – Earth Year 2890
…The last few days have been the worst that I have endured during my travels. Among the people all is well, but there is a fraction. It seems that some organization among citizens is taking place, and the strongest are rising to the top. I think they may be trying to claim power, and if I have to, I will stop them…

Elias Julian – Journal Entry – Earth Year 2911
…It’s been one hundred thirty-one years since I took this flesh form. Delta-9 stopped communicating with me years ago, for reasons which I cannot understand. I am concerned about a few negative minded individuals that are trying to persuade others to follow their command. They are hampering evolution and tampering with civil liberties. This cannot go on.
I’ve decided to go to the people and tell them who I am. I am half heartedly making this decision based on the absence of the science creators in their steward responsibilities. I have stood by for too long and now I must address the masses, to lead them to the truth. I am going to need tremendous support if I must rival any who oppose my authority…

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[22 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 7:46 PM

HEATH LEDGER FOUND DEAD IN NEW YORK RESIDENCE
Category: News and Politics
This is breaking news. Hollywood Actor Heath Ledger has been found dead in his bed in a Manhattan apartment police say. TMZ is reporting police are not suspecting foul play. Ledger was known best for films such as The Brothers Grimm, and Broke Back Mountain. Heath also has been filming for the new Batman film as the Joker.

Keep it here for updates on the tragic passing of a great actor.

UPDATE

MSNBC is reporting that Ledger’s body was found surrounded by pills. I don’t want to speculate, but I hope that this was not suicide. Just months after Owen Wilson’s apparent suicide attempt, a fine entertainer dies tragicaly and far too early.

Story Developing…
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[22 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 6:35 PM

Another prediction comes to fruition at the right time.
Former Senator and actor Fred Thompson abandon his campaign today just days after finishing in a dissapointing third place in the South Carolina GOP Primary.

As I predicted more than two weeks ago here on the Daily Blog, Fred Thompson would drop out of the Presidential Race before Super Tuesday February 5th Primaries. I also said Duncan Hunter would go belly up which was not much much of a surpise for such a longshot candidate.

So once again we ask the question. Now that the Republican field is narrowed. Who is next to go?

Hucabee?
Romney?
Giuliani?
Paul?

It won’t be McCain. It won’t be Romney. It won’t be Huckabee. I don’t pay much attention to opinon polls no matter how scientific. My intuition and better judgment would lead to believe former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the next to drop out of GOP. I think that Ron Paul and John McCain will benefit the most from Fred Thompson’s exit, especially since I believe Thompson will endorse McCain for President in the near future.

So Florida will be the tell tale for Guiliani’s campaign. He only has enough money to get out of the state and desperately needs the win. If you follow the polls then you know its not looking good for him. I think Rudy’s campaign has seen its best days.

Prepare for a full update soon and a video update tomorrow.
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[22 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 7:21 AM

http://www.RCStith.s5.com now up and running. My biography added.
Category: Blogging
Here is an excerpt from my biography at http://www.rcstith.s5.com.

” Ryan Christian Stith was born March 27, 1984 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, Florida to Patrick Dennis Stith and Jennifer Lee Harris. He grew up in Lakeland and Orlando, Florida and attended high school at Lakeland High School. As a youth Ryan participated in baseball and football, earning a reputation as a promising athlete.

At the age of fifteen he moved to Gainesville, home of the Florida Gators. While in Gainesville he met Bryant Guynn. Bryant was promoter of the Southeastern Wrestling Alliance and owner of Florida School of Professional Wrestling. At the time Ryan was fifteen years old and in high school with no way to pay for expensive tuition of professional wrestling school. After scheduling and attending a tryout in which Ryan displayed his personality and athleticism, he was able to work a deal to train at the school for free, in return he created and maintained the SWA website and worked hard promoting shows throughout the state of Florida, all while training to wrestle himself.

On January 15th, 2000 Ryan’s character “Sexy” Shawn Kross was born as he made his pro wrestling debut as the youngest professional wrestler on the Florida independant circut at the age of fifteen. He continued paying his dues tearing down and setting up the ring for each show, all while he earned his right to perform on more and more shows across Florida. Despite his young age Ryan began recieving booking offers from other independent promotions, and over the next four years he worked for over ten promotions in five states while having the opportunity to train with some of the industries best including Brad Armstrong and Bullet Bob Armstrong, High Voltage of the WCW Power Plant, Justice, Jerrelle Clark, Rusty Brooks, Adrian Street, and others.

On March 26th 2001 AOL Time Warner sold the World Championship Wrestling brand effectively ending Ryan’s developmental deal that was in the works. He continued to perform on the independant circut, however later in the summer of 2001 Ryan suffered a potentially career ending neck injury. Fortunately surgery was not necessary and after several months of rehabilitation and therapy ‘Shawn Kross’ returned to the squared circle. In 2002 he ”

To read the rest of my biography, check out the site at http://www.rcstith.s5.com.
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[21 Jan 2008 | Monday] 11:45 PM

Whats the bru ha ha? The Daily Blog knows…
SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
In just about fifteen minutes three democratic presidential nominees will take the stage in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to face the issues at hand. It will be the 8,042nd debate in the last few months. Maybe not exactly 8,042 but it seems like it. With primaries getting pushed up earlier and earlier it seems like we will never get to November. I hope that you will all tune in and listen with an open mind to the issues and make your informed decision when the time comes. It is up to us to dictate what is best for America.
I saw the new Barack Obama spot they are running here in Florida. I thought it was powerful and creative. The clip I’ve posted below is NOT the Florida ad, but a good one none the less.

GIANTS IN THE SUPERBOWL
Like I said last night. No body and I mean NO BODY thought that Eli Manning would be playing in February! Even me, one of the New York Giants biggest fans. But now that he has made it to the big dance, I hope that everyone who doubted his abilities has learned a lesson. Don’t doubt a Manning!
In last nights overtime defeat, Brett Favre threw what could have been his last pass which led to an interception by Corey Webster. A few players later kicker Lawrence Tynes redeemed himself by kicking a championship winning field goal in over time. He had missed two field goals earlier from shorter distance so it was a questionable call to give him the green light. But he nailed it and now the Giants are NFC Champions!
I was crazy excited but at the same time saddened by the fact that it would have been nice to see Brett Favre get another chance at glory. But too bad Brett, my Giants were better on Sunday and now we have two weeks to rest before taking on the undefeated New England Patriots. I’ll have my predictions later this week!

WANT TO BE IN A FILM CREW?
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I’ll be finished with my second book soon and I’m planning to shoot a short horror film in the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area this Spring. I don’t have a crew or a script but I plan to start working on that soon, so if anyone out there is interested in working on a film crew or you want information about casting, get in touch with me. First and foremost I’ll be looking for a Director of Photography and Special Effects Supervisor with some prior experience. I’ll keep you all updated.

RCSTITH.S5.COM GETS OVERHAUL!
Check it, if you’ve been visiting the blog by going to http://www.rcstith.s5.com/www.rcstith.s5.com/ then you will have noticed a change today. A new layout has been implemented with a full website under construction at this time. I hope to have everything up and running by the end of this week. There might be fewer updates until then, but it shouldn’t be too long! I’m adding videos, music, photos, literature, and more. Bookmark the site now at
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[20 Jan 2008 | Sunday] 11:16 PM

NFC CHAMPION NEW YORK GIANTS SET TO FACE PATRIOTS IN SUPER BOWL!

We did it! My New York Giants have pulled off three upsets in three weeks and now will go to Arizona to face the Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. The last two years a Wild Card team has emerged to win the Super Bowl, and I think my New York Giants just might pull out an upset and take down the mighty Patriots!

I’ll have a full update tomorrow. Until then party on Giants fans! Sorry Brett. Maybe next year!
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[19 Jan 2008 | Saturday] 8:07 PM

Alright Hillary, now your getting on my nerves.
Well it seems today was another win for the Clinton campaign, and she seems to be marching forward as everyone predicted. As of right now with 55% of caucus precincts reporting, Senator Hillary Clinton leads with 50% of votes with Senator Barack Obama behind by about three hundred delegate votes. But in the end I believe Barack will be closer on the heals of Hillary than she expected as far as overall delegates.

Yes We Can.

And.

Yes We Will.

South Carolina next Saturday we need you. America needs you. Get out and vote for change. Vote for Barack Obama!

John Edwards came in a miserable third place and I believe that he will drop out of the race after next weeks South Carolina caucus, although if he finishes strong there he may stay in through Super Tuesday.

Watch the video above its just one of the many great speeches that show the true character of Barack Obama. A candidate of hope and a candidate for change.

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[19 Jan 2008 | Saturday] 4:09 PM

CLOVERFIELD FILM REVIEW: Film of the century or Bust of the century?
If you’ve seen this film already then you’re aware of the indifference that people feel for this film. Fifty percent of people I’ve talked to that had seen the movie loved it and the other fifty absolutely loathe it. I even heard of a few cases of people throwing up due to the shakiness of the camera. But my affinity for this science-fiction-horror-love-story, goes far beyond the innovative use of camera being from a characters point of view. Forget what you may have heard, the writing in the acting in the movie is solid. The correlation has been made by some that these are successful mid twenty somethings, and yet in true horror form fashion they constantly get themselves into bad and worse situations, all the while spewing dialog and displaying tendencies that are adolescent at best. Well I say back off! Did you see that f^*n monster?! I assume I would be as scared as a little kid too if I saw that. The film was a fantastic showcase for the latest in computer generated graphics, and I thought the filmmakers did a great job involving the characters in the plot and generating empathy in the small amount of time they had to tell the story. I’ve read reports of people criticizing J. J. Abrams message and meaning of the film, well all of those people can stick it. Just kidding, but not really. Many say that the mayhem and destruction in Manhattan are allusions of September 11th, 2001, but I disagree firmly. Just because buildings are exploding and people are running in the streets doesn’t make the film incredulous and insensitive to peoples emotions. If ANYTHING we need to be reminded of 9/11 once in a while, it will keep us vigilant. Besides in comparison its not even close. I’m not going to mention any spoilers but what I can tell you is that the antagonist of the film is not the Taliban. It’s not even human, so what is the big deal?
The film begins with a message saying the video is top secret and not to be reproduced. It’s May 22nd and Jason Hawkins and his girlfriend Lily are planning a huge surprise going away party for Jason’s brother Rob. Apparently Rob just got a promotion to Vice President of a big company in Japan. Jason who holds the camera to this point passes it off to Rob’s best friend Hud to document Rob’s last night in America.
Rob arrives and is surprised by all the people there to congratulate him. Everything is great until Rob sees the woman he loves Beth enter the party with another guy. Typical guy likes girl but doesn’t know how to tell her, so girl gets with another guy thinking they were only friends. ANYWAY, Beth and her new man leave the party after her and Rob argue a few moments.
Suddenly the building shakes and things go down hill from there. When power is restored news reports tell of a possible earthquake and a tanker capsizing near the Statue of Liberty. I really don’t want to give too much away so I’ll keep it vague from this point on.
Some of the party goers head to the rooftop for a better view were there is a devastating sight. Falling debris forces them all back inside where they decide it’s not safe anymore. They leave and head out to the Brooklyn Bridge along with thousands of others fleeing the city. The “monsters” tail whipped out of the water and ripped the Brooklyn Bridge right in half, but not before Rob gets a call from Beth who says she is in her apartment and hurt. Rob and a few others head to mid town to rescue Beth. There is tons of military on the ground as they head in to town. The group is caught in the middle of a huge firefight between the Army and the enemy. They narrowly escape into the subway underground. In the tunnels below they encounter “parasites” and again death is at their doorstep. They escape their attackers and soon stumble upon a military triage setup. They stay for only a few minutes before heading back out to midtown even after learning that the city is so out of control that the government is willing to “lose” the city to save the country.
They finally arrive at Beth’s building and see that it will be no easy task. The building is damaged badly and getting to the 39th floor will require a plan. Hud’s idea seems to be the best so they move up to the top where they find Beth impaled through the shoulder. They remove her from the iron rod and carry her back down all those flights of stairs.
The group reach the evacuation point and are separated into helicopters. Hud films as B-2 Bombers hit their target below. The “monster” seems to be dead, but out of the smoke below it lunges up and knocks the helicopter out of the sky. After a dramatic and realistic crash, the survivors move through Central Park with the monster nearby. Testimonials are given under a bridge as air raid sirens are sounded in the distance. Moments later the bridge collapses and the camera cuts off.
The End.
Now I left a lot of the good stuff out just so you will still be surprised when you see it. And you WILL see it. I give this film 4/5 stars and I highly recommend you to see it, just remember. Keep an open mind!
Ryan
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[18 Jan 2008 | Friday] 6:40 PM

Want to be on a Film Crew?
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities
Cloverfield is now playing in theaters everywhere. If you haven’t heard about this film yet, I suggest you watch the trailer I’ve provided below.

So yeah it will be an amazingly innovative film that you should go out and see tonight! I’m going to see it here in a bit and will be back tomorrow with a full review! Other films to see this weekend are One Missed Call and The Bucket List featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

NEW YORK GIANTS AT LAMBEAU FIELD FOR NFC CHAMPIONSHIP
No one thought Eli would be in and Peyton would be watching from the stands, but the playoffs continued to prove unpredictable as the New York Giants defeated the top seeded NFC East Champion Dallas Cowboys. The challenge grows as the Giants travel to Green Bay to play on the frozen tundra.
Here are my picks for the weekend championship games. I unfortunately have to say that Green Bay will defeat the New York Giants 33-27 and the New England Patriots will lay the smack down on the beat up San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship game. Do you have a different opinion? Leave a comment.

NEVADA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS TOMORROW
Nevadans gear up and get ready because tomorrow is the big day to proclaim Barack Obama the front runner among democratic presidential nominees. All over the state voters will be punching ballots and pushing buttons to get us one step closer to the November Presidential elections.

WANT TO BE IN A FILM CREW?
I’ll be finished with my second book soon and I’m planning to shoot a short horror film in the Gainesville-Ocala, Florida area this Spring. I don’t have a crew or a script but I plan to start working on that soon, so if anyone out there is interested in working on a film crew or you want information about casting, get in touch with me. First and foremost I’ll be looking for a Director of Photography and Special Effects Supervisor with some prior experience. I’ll keep you all updated.
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[14 Jan 2008 | Monday] 11:59 AM

Travis Barker’s Soulja Boy Remix – You have to see this video
If you like music, or even if you don’t you need to watch this video. I love Travis Barker as an artist, and this video is absolutely awesome.

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[13 Jan 2008 | Sunday] 8:46 PM

The New York Football Giants pull out the win!
Current mood: enthralled
Category: Sports

Courtesy Associated Press

The New York Giants have upset the number one seed in the NFL! Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo ended the game by throwing an interception to R.W. McQuarters. The final score was 21-17 and even though I miss judged the Indianapolis/San Diego game earlier, I called this upset and am proud of the Giants in a great defensive effort as well as a great performance by Eli Manning!

Next week the Giants will march into Lambeau to face Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game and I expect a very exciting matchup. The other side of the field the Chargers of San Diego will travel to Foxboro for a potential barn burner against the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s going to be some great playoff action so be sure to stay tuned!

Is your team out of the playoffs? That’s alright there will be plenty to watch on tv even with the ongoing writers strike. Terminator The Sarah Conner Chronicles debuts on FOX tonight at 8pm EST. And Monday night at 8 on FOX the return of Prison Break. Hopefully 24 and House will also be returning soon. I’ll have another video update for you tomorrow.

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[13 Jan 2008 | Sunday] 8:17 PM

I F@%ED UP
Category: Sports
So sorry. Somehow I made the mistake of picking the World Champion Indianapolis Colts over the San Diego Chargers. Who woulda thought? Well now my foot is in my mouth as the Chargers just eliminated the defending Super Bowl champions from the playoffs in Indy with a final of 28-24.

So my Giants still have to play today at 4:30, but I’ve already missed two games on my playoff predictions. You can see the graphic in a post down below. I missed the Pittsburgh game and then today I had Indy over the Chargers.

I sure hope my Giants can hold on today. At least it will give me something to look forward to next weekend!
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[13 Jan 2008 | Sunday] 4:52 PM

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[12 Jan 2008 | Saturday] 1:01 AM

OJ BACK IN JAIL FOR VIOLATING BAIL TERMS.
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NFL Hall of Fame Runningback OJ Simpson has been detained in Miami, Florida and transported back to Las Vegas, Nevada today for violating terms of his bail. Simpson is being shown no love as he is picked up on Friday and will have to sit in jail until next week to see a judge.

OJ was allegedly communicating with Clarence Stewart, a potential witness in his current case, even though any communication would be a severe breach of the agreement with his bail bondsman. So long OJ. It’s going to be a long ride for you from here.

FAVRE TO RETURN TO GREEN BAY FOR ONE MORE YEAR? DUNGY LEAVING INDY?

Brett Favre wants to play one more year! I think its great news. If he plays through next year I don’t think anyone will ever break his consecutive game record, and probably any other records that he broke this season. Regardless of how the playoffs turn out for the Packers I hope Brett decides to return one more year. He obviously still has the poise in the pocket and can pull the trigger. He loves the game and plays his heart out life a rookie with nothing to lose. Good luck in the playoffs, unless you face the Giants…

GAINESVILLE BASEBALL IS COMING.

Well, Alachua Baseball Association didn’t really work out, not yet anyway, but I am working to put together a team to participate in the MSBL Gainesville Division this season. League meetings are at the end of this month and I will have more information then, but if anyone is interested in playing Spring baseball in the Gainesville, Florida area then eMail me.

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[11 Jan 2008 | Friday] 8:32 PM

BILL RICHARDSON DROPS OUT OF RACE. I’LL TELL YOU WHO WILL BE NEXT.
SENATOR JOHN KERRY ENDORSES OBAMA, PASSES ON EDWARDS

Courtesy Associated Press
Did anyone see the Colbert Report last night? Of course Steven Colbert played as if Senator John Kerry’s endorsement for Barack Obama was a death sentence for his campaign and possibly his Obama’s political career. I don’t see it that way however. John Kerry may have been way off the mark when it came to a strong democratic candidate in the 2004 Presidential elections, but his support will only bolster Barack Obama’s credibility in his bid for the White House run. Just please Obama don’t choose Kerry as your running mate. Yikes.

RICHARDSON DROPS OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE. I’LL TELL YOU WHO’S NEXT.
Speaking of the Democrats and the Presidential race, Governor Bill Richardson has dropped out of the race for the 2008 Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. After finishing in a disappointing fourth place in both Iowa and New Hampshire the Governor of New Mexico called it quits. Interestingly enough fifth place in the primaries went to Dennis Kucinich who is not only still in the race, but is now calling for a recount of votes in this weeks New Hampshire primary! Now considering Dennis only got three percent of votes I don’t think he expects to win, but it seems he may be underhandedly endorsing Barack Obama, who many thought was going to win New Hampshire. There were reports of mishandling ballots and overlooked votes in New Hampshire and the representative from the tenth district of Ohio has already sent $2,000 to start the recount process on behalf of Barack Obama.
So now that Dodd, Biden, and Richardson are out for the democrats and Tommy Thompson, Tancredo, and Brownback for the GOP, there is only one logical question. Who’s next? I’ll tell you right now who will be next to drop out of the presidential race. The next three to drop out will be Republican candidates, Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, and I hate to say it but it just might be true Rudy Giuliani. He has been struggling to raise funds lately and in the latest report has asked his staff to work for free. What do you think about that? Let me know.

Mark it down! The disappointing and short run by Fred Thompson will soon be over and I believe by the end of this month he will be out of the race. Mark it down!
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[10 Jan 2008 | Thursday] 9:44 PM

Are you bored? Watch a short film.
If you are bored and have five minutes to kill check out this short film i directed in film school. Let me know what you think.

The Unforgiven

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[10 Jan 2008 | Thursday] 8:21 PM

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[09 Jan 2008 | Wednesday] 6:15 PM

Video Blog Update
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[09 Jan 2008 | Wednesday] 5:27 PM

Say it isn’t so!
Say it isn’t so Barack! Last night’s presidential primaries in New Hampshire turned out a bit differently then many people had expected. On the Republican side John McCain received a huge boost from the independent voters of the granite state as he soared past Mitt Romney for the win. Meanwhile, the Democrats campaigned down to the wire trying to sway undecided voters to their side. Bill Clinton was seen in New Hampshire trying to grab a few last minute voters for his wife as he bashed Illinois Junior Senator Barack Obama’s experience and non support for George Bush’s crusade of terror, or as Bush calls it, “The War on Terror”. Hillary won the New Hampshire primary by a slim lead over Senator Barack Obama.
More on that in a bit, but I wanted to give a quick update on my next novel, Father of Darkness: The Next Project II. I’m working on it daily and as often as possible. I had originally planned to publish the book in March of this year, but due to some unforeseen issues, I have pushed it back to April 2008. The first volume in the Father of Darkness series is available worldwide in paperback, so pick up your copy today. Visit http://www.fatherofdarkness.co.nr for more on the Father of Darkness series.

GIBBS RESIGNS AS HEAD COACH AND PRESIDENT OF WASHINGTON REDSKINS.

Hall of Fame and three time Super Bowl champion head coach Joe Gibbs is hanging up the play book to spend more time with his family. His post season was cut short by the Seattle Seahawks who beat them in the NFC Wild Card round this year. Gibbs says his decision for stepping down as coach and President of the franchise was based on his wife, children, and grandchildren. His grandson Taylor was diagnosed with Leukemia and I believe with the loss of Sean Taylor earlier this season, that he knows that time is precious and spending that time with loved ones is most important.
Gibbs says he will remain close by and serve as an advisor to the Washington Redskins as they head into the off season as one of the now five teams without a head coach. My guess is he will go back to the NASCAR and focus on his team ownership there,but Whatever you do Joe, good luck! We will miss you in the NFL.

IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD AND UNITED STATES NAVY GO HEAD TO HEAD.
So apparently two days ago Iran’s Revolutionary Guard provoked the United States Navy to the point where they nearly responded by blowing five Iranian speedboats out of the Strait of Hormuz. I say apparently because if you have seen the video and heard the actual audio of the incident, the “threat” from the Iranians is questionable at best. Now I know it may not seem like a close call, but I have to believe we were closer to all out war with Iran than the White House is letting on. George Bush’s calls that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the regions greatest threat to the rest of the world. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Look at Syria, Pakistan, Egypt, and even our supposed “ally” the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Remember that at least twelve of the September 11th hijackers were of Saudi nationality. But are you telling me there is no state support of terrorism there? So how is it exactly that Iran is the next biggest threat? It sounds all to familiar. It’s like the next thing I’m expecting is to turn on the tele’ and hear George Bush about how Iran is stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. Oh Why George why!? Get Powell and Rumsfeld back here now! It’s not over. It’s just round 2!
Sorry once I get going it’s difficult to stop. The point is this, George Bush is blasting the American people with fear to make us believe Iran is our enemy. Just like he did with Iraq and Saddam Hussein. And we all know where that road led us, so don’t be fooled by George’s self assuredness that he is on some crusade for God and Christians everywhere. The Strait of Hormuz incident didn’t look very threatening and it looks like no matter what Iran does we will find a way to wiggle into another ideological war.

BUSH MAKES FIRST PRESIDENTIAL VISIT TO JERUSALEM. IT’S BEEN EIGHT YEARS!
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It is one of the oldest and longest ongoing battles over territory and faith, and for the first time after eight years in office United States President George W. Bush visited Jerusalem and met with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and others in an attempt to fast forward the mid east peace process. It’s a nice gesture that Bush would make a face to face visit in such a dangerous yet holy region, but I think its too little too late for Bush to leave a positive legacy for his presidency.
That’s about all I have for now. I’ll probably be back in a bit with a video update on last night’s primary in New Hampshire. Feed me your comments or questions! Email Ryan@atomicalien.s5.com today.
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[08 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 9:13 PM

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[08 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 5:47 PM

BARACK OBAMA WINS IOWA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY IS NEXT.
Well I hate to say I told you so but, I told you so. The Iowa Caucus was for all those people that said Barack couldn’t generate mass appeal. And so, todays New Hampshire primary is for all of those people who said Obama’s positive message wouldn’t resonate with voters. We’ll see. I knew there was something special about Obama since he took office in the United States senate in 2005. His logic and gentleman like empathy have garnered tremendous support from the middle class and his popularity is continuing to rise. I believe tonight we will see Barack Obama win the New Hampshire primary and drop Senator Hillary Clinton down another peg or two.

So now as more and more people jump on the Obama bandwagon his message gains an added dimension. Suddenly he’s being taken seriously when really his methods have been the same all along. The junior senator will likely win by a double digit figure in New Hampshire and march right into Michigan as THE Democratic front runner for President of the United States of America.

NBC PULLS PLUG OF GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS.
Well since most New York and Hollywood actors refused to show up at the Golden Globes, NBC decided to scratch the annual awards show just a week before the show. Show? Did I say show? There is no show because there are no writers! So instead the winners of the awards will be announced on January 13th from the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel. Whoopty Do.
I just hope that the writers guild can get back to work before they have to cancel the Oscars next month!

NEW VIDEO BLOGS
I mentioned earlier about the new video blog feature that is being added. Tomorrow I will debut the first as I let you all in on my life through the camera. From time to time I will document my adventures for all to see, so make sure you keep check of that. Thanks to myspace.com for their partnership in the Daily Blog. Visit the official Atomic Alien Productions website at http://www.atomicalien.s5.com.
Right now Rcstith.s5.com will bring you directly to this blog. That will change in the next week or so as I change servers and add content to the new site. Add this RSS Feed to your browser to stay updated with the latest news from ya boy Ryan!

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NEW YORK GIANTS MOVE ON TO DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS. FACE COWBOYS SUNDAY.

On Sunday the New York Football Giants eliminated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from post season play, ending John Gruden’s hope of bringing another Super Bowl title to Tampa. I called it, and I also have the Giants slaying their rival Dallas Cowboys this upcoming weekend. Here is my picks for playoff and super bowl champion. You can see I missed the Jacksonville – Pittsburgh game. But nailed the other three wild card games. Let me know what you think of my picks.

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[08 Jan 2008 | Tuesday] 3:00 PM

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light?
Welcome one and welcome all back to the blog that never ends. While the blog was on hiatus it was never really GONE. I’ve done a few updates here and there, but with moving around then settling in, it’s been difficult to get anything done. Hopefully you’ve seen the video blog promo around. I’ll get more into that in a bit, but first…

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Congratulations to the LSU Tigers for defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in last nights BCS Championship game 38-24. This now marks the second national championship in five years for LSU, and two straight BCS Bowl losses for Ohio State who lost last year to my Florida Gators. Les Miles did a great job keeping his team in the hunt all season and I believe they deserve it more than any team this season. Their win has been somewhat overshadowed by comments from the president of the University of Georgia about needed reform to the BCS structure. According to Michael Adams there should be an eight team playoff system added to the end of the regular season. In some ways I agree a playoff system would be beneficial to the athletics department of most universities, even though the academic departments could suffer from the elongated season. However if the BCS ranking system has ever been tested and proven to work, than it was this season. With all the top ten team losses and upsets this year I believe at the end of the season when it came down to it, the computers were right about who the best two teams in the country were. Ohio State and LSU. So to say the system is broken or doesn’t work is bologna and not just bologna, I’m talking old moldy bologna okay. We’ve heard this year after year about how the best team is not playing in the championship, yet year after year everything seems to work out satisfactorily.

Many people think it is time for a change to the college football post season structure. That includes the guys over at projectplayoffs.com. I only mention this site, because their system is detailed and I believe a great way to even out the unfairness of some conferences over others. Check out http://www.projectplayoffs.com to see a detailed realignment plan for college football.

Ryan
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[19 Apr 2007 | Thursday] 8:55 AM

More Than Just A Good Thing
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Welcome everyone to another edition of the Atomic Alien Blogosphere. I know it’s been a few days since the last post, but I have been extremely busy with the publishing and promotions of “The Next Project” which is now available in Paperback! Visit http://www.fatherofdarkness-movie.bravehost.com to purchase “The Next Project” today. I’ve begun work on my new book, Ryan Stith for President and I posted the first draft outline for the book below, just to get an idea of what I will be covering in the book. It’s almost a memoir of sort as I will be giving very specific personal opinions in dozens of domestic and foreign issues that relate to our lives as Americans, and what could be done to make things better. Let’s face it we have lost most of our credibility as a nation, and it’s time to act in order to save what little bit we have left. It’s time to start fresh and make the changes that are needed in our ever evolving society. Over the next few weeks I will delve deeply into some of the topics that will be covered in the book. Among other projects in the Atomic Alien Workshop, “BEST OF C6” Trance CD will be released on Friday, April 20th. It will also be available on Atomic Alien I-Download. It’s a great feature that we have put together for people to download official Atomic Alien media.

Here is a basic first draft outline of some of the important issues I will deal with in Ryan Stith For President, coming in 2008.

The Three E’s
EDUCATION
ECONOMY
Travel and Tourism
ENVIRONMENT
Water
Energy

EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Earmarking Funds
Employment
Taxes
Social Security
Welfare Programs

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

VOTING THEORY AND THE POLITICAL PARTY STRUCTURE

BUSINESS AND REGULATIONS ON BUSINESS
Domestic
Foreign

NATIONAL DEFENSE AND SECURITY
Intelligence Gathering and Sharing
Patriot Act
Interrogation Tactics

DOMESTIC ISSUES
Abortion
Health Care
Transportation

URBAN AND DISASTER RESPONSE
Pandemics
Natural Disasters

PEACE TALKS

MILITARY

Israel/Palestinian Conflict
Middle East Conflict
Extremists and Militants

INTEREST GROUPS

TECHNOLOGY

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[08 Apr 2007 | Sunday] 11:55 AM

Happy Easter and Stuff
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Why doesn’t someone stand up and take responsibility in the Bush administration? I mean the top advisors no longer have a shred of credibility, and the same goes for the Presidency. This administration should not be allowed to make any decision of importance. And how dare they criticize Nancy Pelosi for her efforts in the Middle East? It seems they are trying to put a spin on the meetings because they know that she has done more in the few months that the Democrats have taken over majority then George Bush has done in the six and a half years in office. If we want peace in the middle east and here as well, then we have to extend our hand and start a dialog. Peace is not won by forcing democracy, or declaring a nation “evil”. Peace can however be achieved by learning, understanding, and a whole lot of tolerance. It’s going to take a larger effort on everyone’s part to take that step forward and want to make the difference. But before any of that can happen, our leaders have to take responsibility and own up to their mistakes These mistakes are the main reason why our enemies hate us in the first place. The old way wasn’t working, so it’s on us to find a new a way. Ironic that a quote from a rapper that has been dead for more than ten years has more truth to it than anything our government has attempted as far as peace progress goes. We are only alienating the world around us. And not just our enemies, our allies also. It could get ugly.
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[06 Apr 2007 | Friday] 1:55 PM

Rants and Raves. Did you say raves?
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One more week! Friday the 13th of April 2007 is the day that my first science-fiction novel will be released. If you like to read then stop by the official website of “The Next Project” at http://www.fatherofdarkness-movie.bravehost.com . At the website you can read the first six chapters of the book for free, and find out about the upcoming film based on the book. The book will be available on Amazon.com and LuLu.com on Friday, April 13 2007. I’ve also started work on the comic book series based on the book. Still looking for an artist to illustrate the books though. If anyone reading this has a portfolio and is looking for some creative work, get in contact with me.

Entourage returns to HBO on Sunday! Can’t wait for that. It’s another one of my favorite shows. If you’ve never seen it I suggest you get to it. You have a lot of catching up to do. There’s not really much to talk about today, I’ve just been working to finish the book and also the Best of C6 CD that will be out April 20, 2007.

I have been thinking long and hard about my next career move. Although, I have been working hard on optioning screenplays and publishing books, I still feel it is time to do something to better the globe. I’ve been studying organizations like the Peace Corps and the Red Cross, and trying to decide which would be the best option for what I want to do. I would love to travel and be able to utilize my talents to help the less fortunate. I firmly believe that my primary reason for existing is to inspire others and pass a message to others. A message that I myself have not yet received. I feel soon my tribulations will dwindle and the message will be pieced together like a puzzle, and will finally be revealed to me. I’m sure it sounds crazy to you, but I have connected to inner being. My inner child. It seems that is the natural first step of ascension to a higher plane of reality. If none of this makes sense to you, but sounds familiar, maybe you too are receiving a message of your own. Keep learning. Learn about the world and people around you. Learn about their situations. See others lives through someone else’s eyes. But most importantly learn about your self. See your own life from someone else’s perspective and dig deep to pull the empathy from within. At that point a new light from inside will turn on and many answers you didn’t even know had questions will be answered. The non stop process of learning about your self is the journey that will lead us all to peace and harmony.

Sorry to ramble on so much about my personal ideology, I don’t want to seem like I’m preaching before I have all the facts. Everyday I search for the answers, but I also search for new questions to be answered. With knowledge comes power for those humble enough to withstand the criticism from those without understanding. Fear is the result of stubbornness to explore the unknown. When we can accept that and excel in the process of learning, then that is when we will evolve into our new selves. There are many books on this type of belief, although many of my feelings and ideals come from within. It’s very difficult to explain, but one day I will grasp it all, and I promise to pass it along to you.

A new update will be up tomorrow.
Ciao

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[04 Apr 2007 | Wednesday] 6:35 PM

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[04 Apr 2007 | Wednesday] 12:45 PM

Ryan Stith for President!
Hey everyone! Thanks for coming back to read my rants! As I said yesterday, I have been under the gun, trying to pull of these projects together as two of them wind down to the big release dates. My science fiction novel will be out Friday, April 13, even though I am still busting out my blood, sweat, and tears on it. It’s been three long years, but finally it’s starting to look like a real story! And even better news, my agent will be meeting with some producers in LA later this month to pitch the screenplay I adapted from the book. Hopefully things go well and I’ll finally have sold a screenplay!

I feel kind of sick today, maybe that is why I had a hard time going to sleep last night. I finally passed around 4:30 AM, and woke up bright and early at 9:45 AM. I feel refreshed, but not myself. DAMNIT MARQUIS! Pay your cell phone bill!! I’ve been trying to call you for a week..

I am trying to get the ball rolling with “The Next Project” Comic book series. The only problem is I can’t draw, and our graphic artist moved to Thailand last month. So now what? Well, we are looking for a new artist that would be interested in doing the artwork for the comic book series! If you are interested, please send me your resume and portfolio.

Can you hear me now? Well, listen up… The FCC is considering lifting the ban on the use of cell phones on commercial air lines. In my opinion that is a big NO NO. Sometimes just sitting on a bus next to someone on a phone can be ridiculously annoying. Can you imagine being cooped up in the tiny tube next to fifty people jabbering away on the phone. They might as well lift the bans on bringing guns on planes too, because someone is gonna’ get it! Besides, I was always told that using a cell phone on a plane would interfere with ground control and could cause the plane to crash or something crazy. Well, what the hell is different now? Did someone make a change to the way cell phone frequencies are interpreted or what? I live near an airport and I really don’t have the time to be watching the sky for falling airliners. Please FCC, do me a favor and don’t let people use their phones on a plane. If they need to talk to someone bad enough they can swipe their credit card through your silly little jet phone and pay $20 an minute to yap at someone who probably doesn’t want to talk to them anyway.

The British are coming… home! Well it’s fantastic really. Only thirteen days into the not so intense stand-off, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the release of the fifteen captured British Marines. Now it’s a positive thing for both countries. But how could not only the release, but the stand-off as well, help the United States? Today on CNN, Ahmadinejad smiled and joked with the marines as they were released and taken to an airport. I believe that this type of dialogue and situation can bring the two sides closer together on other issues. I applaud the British response to this stand-off with peaceful and diplomatic steps to resolve the misunderstanding. Goddess knows, if those fifteen soldiers were U.S. Marines, you can bet we would already have had a small military force in IranUnited States. Maybe Bush will learn something from the Britons ways of resolution. Or maybe I should just stop thinking about it for now. My blood is starting to boil. by the end of the first week. This is the main distinction I make when I do my usual “Bush bashing”. The result of the stand-off proves that diplomatic responses can be a positive tool in dealing with a member of the “axis of evil”. Ha, the good old days. Can anyone tell me how alienating a nation by calling them evil, would actually help our cause of spreading democracy? It’s another stupid mistake by the thoughtless President of the

“No More Sunsets” is a documentary about the horrors of crystal methamphetamine. The cameras follow the story of a bedridden meth addict that started using at the age of sixteen. By the time Shawn Bridges turned 27 he had already suffered his first heart attack, and by age 35 was diagnosed with congenital heart failure. It’s a truly depressing reality of how drug abuse can destroy dreams, family, and any hope for living a normal life. Bridges has since died, but his legacy to inform others of the danger of the illegal substance lives on through the documentary, “No More Sunsets”. This is a thirty minute documentary that everyone should see even if you don’t use the substance. Because believe it or not it’s likely that you know someone who does.

Ryan Stith for President! Well not really. Not yet anyway. However, I am beginning the first steps for my next book entitled, “Ryan Stith for President”. In the book I plan to overview many of the domestic and foreign policies that have made our country and economy unstable. I will go in depth and in great detail to explain my point of views and what I believe can be done in specific areas to get the United States back on the right track within, and through our foreign allies.

That’s all I have for today. Check back tomorrow for more from Atomic Alien baby!

Stith, out.

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[03 Apr 2007 | Tuesday] 4:46 PM

Incoming Hurricanes!! DUCK!

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I hate to say it, but I told you so! Repeat baby! Back to back national championships for Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators. I believe a congratulations is in order. Way to go Gators.

Sorry I couldn’t help myself. I promise this whole blog won’t be about the first time in fifteen years a team has won back to back national titles. That would just be rude. Instead I thought I would bring up a different topic for today. An important topic that happens to fall on April 15th. I’m talking about tax day! The only reason I bring it up and I mean the ONLY reason I bring it up is because I have been seriously stressing about it. I don’t need this pressure, damnit! I still haven’t received my W2 from my old job at the Race Rock. Speaking of the Rock I got a tasty bit of news about that, and I’ll talk about it in a bit. So I call to confirm that my W2 has been sent to my new address. This is my fourth call in a month. So far I still haven’t received a response, and unfortunately I still don’t have my W2 either. Twelve days I have to get it done and I can’t even get a hold of anyone at the old work place. Is this a test of some sort? Because if it is, I swear I will find you. Whoever you are playing this sick make me wait until the last minute to do everything, much like all of my high school projects ended. Oh well, spark a blizzy and figure it out tomorrow I guess. Face it, there’s only one GOOD day in April. And it’s five days after April 15th.

What else does April showers bring besides May flowers? The Seventh Heaven Series Finale of course! The CW Network has finally put a end date on the longest running family series in network history. The show started out in 1996 on the WB network, and was thought to be finished when the networked merged with UPN and became the “CW”. However, a last minute renewal continued the “Heaven” franchise into the future, but now the final dates have been announced for the popular family show.

Eddie Murphy got punked by a Spice Girl. “Scary” Spice claims that Eddie Murphy is the father of her baby. Is it true? Well he’s not denying it. Let’s just say that it wouldn’t be the first time Eddie has seen himself on the wrong side of a illegitimate paternity suit. But his wife did file for divorce in 2005 citing irreconcilable differences, so maybe Eddie just might settle down with Scary. Wait. I’m getting word now… Oh, No one cares.

I referred to Race Rock earlier, and I figured I would talk a little bit about it since I really despised the guy who sealed the innovative restaurants fate. Robert “Bobby” Moore and Andy Newman announced the closing of Race Rock Supercharged Restaurant last week. The restaurants business, which had declined in 2001 with the shortage of travelers to the Orlando area, had actually begun to increase again over the past two years. So why decide to close the doors to the mega popular tourist spot that has drawn in millions of auto racing fans from around the world? There are plenty of possible reasons, however I suspect there is only one reason for this and his name is Bobby Moore. I won’t go into his criminal past, but let’s just say he has had his fair share of failed and suspiciously delinquent businesses. According to my sources, the announcement of the closing was made to the staff during business hours by the owners and General Manager Phil Palumbo. They closed the doors to the restaurant early and to the history of the one of a kind restaurant. I wish all my friends there luck in finding a new and much better place of work. One good thing came out of it I guess. Chef Jerome got fiiiiiiiiired!! Ha, I really wish I could have been there for that.

Expert Forecaster Willie Gray expects 17 named storms and an overly busy hurricane season. It sounds familiar doesn’t it? That’s because he said the same thing last year, and while I know the forecast is by no means an exact science, it does remind me of an old child’s tale. Something about a boy who cried wolf? Last year we had an unusually weak Atlantic Hurricane season and with all the build up for such a catastrophic season, everyone was sort of let down. We become complacent of the warnings of impending disaster and it becomes so normal we begin to ignore them all together. Speaking from experience, hurricanes are not a matter to be taken lightly. I have followed the center of these storms and living in Central Florida my entire life I can tell you, people ARE becoming complacent. And sadly, I believe it is only a matter of time that Florida sees a disaster much like the Gulf Coast suffered during Katrina. Let’s hope I’m wrong on this one. The little boy who cried wolf, learned his lesson. Now will Forecaster William Gray do the same?

Speaking of Katrina, there has been an uproar from the government claiming google was “airbrushing history”. Apparently Google was using hazy outdated images around the Lower Ninth Ward and other severely destroyed areas, on their popular software Google Earth that allows users to view highly enhanced photographs at any coordinate on the map. Let me just say if you have never used Google Earth. DOWNLOAD IT NOW! I have sat for hours on top of hours just going around the world and viewing all the places I haven’t been able to visit yet. It’s an amazing tool that revolutionizes the way we view the world. Talk about world shrinking. This is it folks. Serious Download it now! Stop reading this right his moment and download Google Earth. I’ll wait.

Now that you have had your fun on Google Earth, I just want you to know I will continue to blog as much as possible. I am still thoroughly enthrawled in finishing my novel and getting the TapOut League going. It’s been a busy few weeks, but slowly everything is coming together. I thank all of you for taking time out of your busy days to read over the blog and I promise that I will work hard in the future to bring you the news that you want to read. Uh.. yeah.

Until tomorrow.

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[02 Apr 2007 | Monday] 4:45 PM

I Said It’s Great To Be A Florida Gator!
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Yeesh! Today went by so fast. I mean I did sleep in a little late, until around 10, but still. Is anyone else starting to believe that time is actually accelerating? It sounds whacky I know, I’ll give it a rest.

Tonight’s the night! The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is the line as my Florida Gators of Gainesville take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State. The way Florida has been playing, I honestly don’t think they can be stopped. It’s funny because I am in Gainesville now, yet I am wishing I was in Orlando. No doubt there will be a much larger celebration here, but most of the people I enjoy celebrating with are down in Central Florida. Oh well, there’s always next year.

I know it’s a very late blog update today, I’ve been working hard on the UFC: Tapout League website. It’s a new fantasy role-play league, now an extension of Atomic Alien Productions. If it sounds interesting you can find out more at http://www.tapoutleague.bravehost.com

Prison Break season finale WOOOOO! What a way to end the season. I really enjoy the in depth drama that FOX writers are able to present in a one hour show. I couldn’t figure out how they would continue this show for another season, but after Scofield was captured in Panama, I can now see how. Even though all the loose ends were tied up and questions were answered, by the end of the hour a whole new set of challenges had already been set up for the main cast of characters with the exception of the nice CIA agent that confessed. Yeah, he was killed. But I LOVED how they made it work. I suggest you check out http://www.myspace.com/prisonbreak if you didn’t get to see it. There you can watch full episodes of the entire season. 24 is on now, I’m trying to watch and type at the same time. I’ve been so busy today. I have been taking on many different projects, and trying to balance them all. On top of that I have been waiting on word from KISS 105.3. I had an interview last week that went well. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have the job.

Speaking of taking on projects, I really want to go play paintball again soon. It’s been almost a month and I am getting very anxious. Anyone want to go?? Let’s set something up if you live in the area. I know a few great fields in Gainesville/ Ocala area.

That’s about all I have for today. It’s been a slow news day I suppose. I will have another full update tomorrow. Check back then. Thanks again for stopping by

Ryan

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[01 Apr 2007 | Sunday] 11:43 AM

The British Are Coming!

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So, one year later. Talk about fast forward. Times fun when your having flies. Many people have wandered across the lands and stumbled upon our doorstep. They looked up at the web portal we know as Atomic Alien and asked for the truth. They wanted method behind the madness that has become our society. I promise there will be no April Fools Day jokes here folks. Anyway, I’ve been working feverishly to finish the cover and final revision of my debut science fiction novel, The Next Project. The book will finally be coming out on Friday, April 13th. I wanted it to come out on this day for a few reason. The most important not being the most obvious. Thanks again everyone for coming by to check out the blog. It’s just the latest feature to return to the Atomic Alien Productions web portal. Another feature is our brand spankin’ new global community! It’s an exciting new forum where you can voice your opinions on a range of subjects from films and art to the United States political scene and foreign policies. It’s a great addition that we all hope will soon catch on.

The British are coming! Or they are going… to Iran! I can smell it. Things are really starting to heat up between the East and the West, just as I suspected and claimed more than three years ago. I hate bragging, I really do. But to me it was so painfully obvious even before we “liberated” Iraq. It was a toss up between Syria and Iran, and with the recent events of uranium enrichment and now the capture of fifteen British marines, it seems Iran is the likely choice. Let us all hope the situation can be deescalated before Bush’s trigger finger heals. I think so far the Brit’s have done a smashing job in keeping this serious concern on a level so that diplomatic relations could still resolve the issue and bring the British soldiers home safely.

This is the first day back on the AAP blog. So just think about this as your first day of a new year of school. Mostly introductions, getting to know each other if you will. Then we will talk about our syllabus so you know what to look forward to in the future. You can expect a lot of Bush bashing, and honest and true opinions as to what we can ALL do to make this world a better place. Sounds cheesy doesn’t it? I know. I always thought so too. I promise I have done my research on the issues that I speak about. I honestly believe that we can make a difference and believe it or not the emergence of the all mighty blog will play an important role in the way our society evolves from here.

For those that do not know me, my name is Ryan Christian Stith. I am an author and filmmaker and I live in Florida in the great United States of America. Yes I like the weather and no we’re not as dumb as we are made out to be. At least some of us.

Gators in NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship AGAIN! That’s right. My Florida Gators will face the Ohio State Buckeyes on Monday night after defeating UCLA last night (Saturday). The Florida Gators are the first NCAA team to hold the Football and Basketball Championship in the same calendar year, and now we’re looking to repeat! That’s unheard of! I say we because I have been a huge Gator fan for years, and as I type this I am sitting in front of the University of Florida. Too bad the game is in Atlanta.

Speaking of things to watch this week, there is much going on! While Monday night is the big night for NCAA Championship, we also get to look forward to the season finale of Prison Break and an all new hour of 24 only on FOX! With Sucre looking for his girl and Link now captured, what will Scofield do to tie up all the loose ends? The suspense is killing me! Thank goddess for TiVo.
All this talk about 24 is getting anxious. I think I might need to pop in Season 1 Hour 1 to bring down my fever. My 24 hour fever. That should do it for today. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back tomorrow for more! Bookmark the page and keep in touch. You can eMail me your thoughts at ryan@atomicalien.s5.com

Adios Amigas

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[21 Apr 2007 | Saturday] 4:39 PM

Boston Red Sox 7 New York Yankees 6

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Boston Red Sox 7New York Yankees 6 – It’s Going to Be a Long Season Yankee Fans.

By: Ryan C. Stith
April 21, 2007

Yeah , what. Boston Red Sox came back to beat the New York Yankees tonight in Fenway Park. The Sox trailed late in the game 6 – 2 then scored five runs on five hits in the bottom of the eighth inning. Congrats on A-Rod for having a great game. Granted you have more home runs than most teams, but you just had to hit two more tonight. He hit one in the fourth and the other in the fifth inning. But Rodriguez’s at bat in the away half of the ninth led to a fly out for out number two, after Derek Jeter grounded out for the first out. Okajima walked Abreu, but he was held at first after a great pitching series by Hideki Okajima that struck Kevin Thompson for the win. What a great win for the Red Sox, too bad Yankees this is what you have to look forward to for the next six months.

Check out the Best of C6 CD! It’s out today and available on Atomic Alien I-Download. You can download the entire album for a very reasonable price, or you can order the CD securely online and have the CD loaded with original artwork sent straight to your house today. Now that that project is out of the way I can focus on getting down to brass taxes. Tomorrow will have a full update on the big Three E’s! You won’t want to miss it.

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[19 May 2007 | Saturday] 6:53 PM

Weekend Update
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It’s been one month since I’ve been able to write. I hope that is the last time I go that long without writing. I have been quite busy with everything. Promotion for the book and working hard to produce the script for upcoming film projects I have planned. The Next Project Volume One has been selling well for a self published and publicized Science Fiction Novel. I have also been busy writing volume two which will be out later this year.

The San Antonio Spurs just beat the Phoenix Suns, and knocked them out of the playoffs. Well looks like I can stop watching now. I had the Suns to take the crown. Oh well, I’m content with baseball and the Boston Red Sox ten game lead in the American League East. We have the best record in the league right now thanks to the fantastic play by the strongest pitching staff in years. Josh Beckett is 7-0 and leads the league in wins. Not to mention Daisuke Matsuzaka who is having a fantastic first year with the team. Rookie relief pitcher Hideki Okajima hasn’t given up ANY runs in twelve innings pitched! That is incredible and the two Japanese rookies have made quite a statement in the MLB. If they stay healthy the Red Sox have a great chance to go all the way.

I redid the FATHER OF DARKNESS web site. You can still access the site from its original address at http://www.fatherofdarkness-movie.bravehost.com, I just changed the layout and switched to a different server with no pop ups or banner ads. The direct link is http://www.atomicalien.s5.com/fod .

Well thats all for tonight, I’ll be back tomorrow night after the Red Sox double header against the Atlanta Braves. WATCH IT!

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[25 May 2007 | Friday] 1:48 AM

Sample From The Next Project Novel
CHAPTER ONE
“Blood is Thicker Than Water”
“Great is the art of beginning,
but greater is the art of ending.”
– Lazarus Long

Denver, Colorado – October 30, 2012

Thousands of college football fans jammed the Denver coliseum. Many of them came to see not only the rivalry of two teams, but also twin brothers who had captured the attention of the nation with their agility, power and courageous athleticism.

The University of Colorado’s offense breaks from the huddle and headed to the line led by Malivick Devoe, the Falcon’s star Quarterback. The brand new stadium was at capacity on that particularly hot autumn day. It registered at 120 degrees Fahrenheit. A new record high, which had been a common thing in the last ten years. Global warming had done a real number on the planet, especially three years ago when an enormous chunk broke off the polar ice caps and melted in the warmer southern waters, causing much of Florida and Louisiana to be completely submerged permanently. Many other low lying areas around the world suffered catastrophic losses as well. Many thought it was the beginning of the end, but humans persisted to not live in fear and continued the way of society they had come to know and love.
Inside the stadium deafening cheers drowned the enthusiasm of the Announcer.
Malivick stepped up in the shot-gun formation, his eyes hidden behind a mirrored visor. The snap initiated a brutal clash of the teams colors, both red and white. Malivick dropped back as a middle linebacker clawed his way into the backfield headed for the Quarterback.
“Fraizer over the center, all over Malivick. But No!” The Announcer yelled excitedly.
Malivick ducked low and Jonny Fraizer in mid air sailed clean over his head. He scrambled out of the pocket, and looked for his main receiver, but he was well covered by number eighty. “Looking to throw. Cyrus is closing in. And he has nothing open. Vik rolls back out to the left side under heavy pressure!” The announcer shouted amazed by the commitment demonstrated on the field.
Malivick dodged two more attempts at a tackle, but his brother Cyrus Devoe dropped back over to cover the second receiver! Malivick pump faked, then threw a dart down the field. His receiver Clayton Mills number eighty-eight was a tall leggy possession receiver. He jumped high in the air to make the catch, but Cyrus Devoe hit him hard in mid air and the football popped loose and hit the ground. The play was ruled an incomplete pass.
The announcer interjected, “These are two of the best football players in the nation and I would say in the very near future, they will be known as the best in the world.”
“Too slow man!” Malivick shouted to his opponent, then hustled back to the huddle.
“Alright, Flood right 32 outs jag z.” Malivick watched the sideline for the next play. His leadership skills were profoundly effective not only on teammates and friends, but to all who he came in contact with.
“Randall Fisher is checking in for Malivick. But why?” The announcer’s disembodied voice exclaimed awkwardly. He couldn’t understand what would warrant such a move. “What is Coach Bly thinking? He will be the number one draft pick in the World League for next season!”
The Colorado State Falcons backup Quarterback, Randall Fischer jogged to the huddle with a look of discontent and heart-break. Randall couldn’t bare to look Malivick in the eyes. He could only stare down at the white chalk on the field. “Vik, you’re out.”, Fischer said. “Coach needs to talk to you.”
“What!?” Malivick shouted. He didn’t even attempt to understand.
Randall interrupted him. “Just go. Vik, just go.” He added and took over the huddle to call the play. Randall watched as Malivick paced back to the sideline and was received by a chorus of boos from the unhappy fans. His twin brother, Cyrus also watched on in confusion.
“This is unheard of!”, The announcer roared louder than before.
Inside the defensive huddle Cyrus kept his focus on Malivick intently.
Something isn’t right.
“BREAK!” The defense broke from the huddle and trotted to the line of scrimmage. On the home team sideline, Malivick removed his helmet and faced his Head Coach Michael Bly.
The play started but Cyrus was determined to see what was happening with his brother while at the same time keeping his head in the game. He was able to focus on the ball carrier and was on the tackle of the halfback. The rusher was number thirty-two, Clint Barnes. A long time friend of Malivick and the family. Cyrus got up from the pile and looked up and down the sideline for his brother.
Cyrus could hear his head coach calling his name, but he was intently searching for Malivick. “CYRUS, OFF THE FIELD!” Coach Andale shouted. He jotted on the field to get Cyrus’ attention.
Once again the crowd roared in disbelief. Cyrus finally gave in and went to the sideline.
“Cyrus…” Coach Andale said.
Spit it out.
“Something happened to you’re father.” Coach added.
“What happened? Where is he?”, Cyrus panicked immediately.
“Maybe we should go to the back and talk about this.” Coach Andale said in an attempt to calm Cyrus down.
“Malivick Devoe has left the stadium.” The announcers words burned a hole straight through Cyrus’ expression.
I have to get out of here.
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