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Boybama – Battleground for your Heart

Posted by nonanswers on October 18, 2008

Boybama – Battleground for your Heart


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Earth from Above

Posted by nonanswers on October 7, 2008

Earth from Above

Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand will bring his work back to the United States – to New York City for the first time in 2009. Aiming to inspire people to think globally about sustainable living, Arthus-Bertrand has been photographing unique views of our planet, seen from the sky, since 1994 – and has produced an exhibit of over 150 4-ft. by 6-ft. prints which will be on display in New York City at the World Financial Center Plaza and along the Battery Park City Esplanade from May 1, 2009 to June 28, 2009. When completed in New York City, the Earth From Above exhibit will also move on to California in 2010. Photographs and captions all courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Some of my favorites

Lots more here !

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1 km Building

Posted by nonanswers on October 5, 2008

1 km Building in Dubai

It will be more than 1km high, have 150 lifts and will take over 10 years to construct, say the developers of what could become the world’s tallest building.

Designs for the ambitious Nakheel Tower

The Islamic design-inspired Nakheel Tower will be the centre piece of a multi-billion pound inner-city harbour development in Dubai.

Its makers claim it will be so tall that the tower will experience five different microclimatic conditions above its height.

And high speed shuttle lifts will mean people will be able to see the sunset twice – from the bottom and again from the top of the building.

Nakheel – the company that created man-made islands in the shapes of a palm tree and the world – is behind the build.

Its chief executive officer, Christopher O’Donnell, cautiously told a news conference: “From our perspective, we are building a tower that’s going to be over 1km in height.

“This is a complete iconic development. It may be the tallest. Someone may build something taller.”

But “tallest building” claims are notoriously difficult to make. Debates about what counts as a candidate include whether buildings under construction should be considered and whether roof-top antennas count.

What is certain is that the tower will climb above the current holder of the “world’s tallest building” position – the Emirate’s own Burj Dubai.

Asked if the firm was worried about embarking on such a development during a global financial crisis, Mr O’Donnell said: “It was always going to be a project that would take 10 years-plus.

“When you go about trying to fund a project like this, you have to take account of the economic cycles.”

The company would not comment on how much the tower will cost to build.

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Les Misbarack

Posted by nonanswers on October 4, 2008

Les Misbarack

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Biden MOck debating

Posted by nonanswers on October 1, 2008

Biden debate preparation here.

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Do Not Vote

Posted by nonanswers on October 1, 2008

Do  not vote. It’s overrated!

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Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque

Posted by nonanswers on September 28, 2008

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio
via dailykos

On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West — the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs inserted in major newspapers and through the U.S. mail — were distributed by mail in Ohio, a “chemical irritant” was sprayed through a window of the Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, where 300 people were gathered for a Ramadan prayer service. The room that the chemical was sprayed into was the room where babies and children were being kept while their mothers were engaged in prayers. This, apparently, is what the scare tactic political campaigning of John McCain’s supporters has led to — Americans perpetrating a terrorist attack against innocent children on American soil.

Full Article Here

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McCain’s Obama Problem

Posted by nonanswers on September 27, 2008

Did McCain look at Obamam even once during and post debate?

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Economics and Annoying Smart Guys

Posted by nonanswers on September 24, 2008

Economics and Annoying Smart Guys

America, Its time to pick the nerd for President.

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Subprime Primer

Posted by nonanswers on September 18, 2008

The Subprime Mess in easy to to understand hand drawings

Subprime Primer

A more through well referenced post is coming.

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