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Monday, February 8, 2010

Is Hugo Chavez Right, Did The U.S. Have Something To Do With Haiti Earthquake?

10) Last Monday a NYC middle school 12-year-old student, Alexa Gonzalez, was arrested for writing, "Lex was here 2/1/10" on her desk. She also wrote "I love my friends Abby and Faith," the NY Daily News reports. And even though the scribbles could have been erased, she was still arrested. The girl’s mother, Moraima Tamacho, says her daughter was released several hours after she was taken in handcuffs to a police station. Education department spokesman David Cantor served as the voice of reason and said the incident shouldn't have happened, and that common sense should prevail. As a punishment, Gonzales has been sentenced to eight hours of community service, a book report and an essay on what she’s learned from the experience.

This is just ridiculous, some police need to grow up and relax with the power trips. Shouldn't they be occupied making sure Americans aren't attacked by Al Qaeda, like the CIA predicted?

9)This year’s annual Young Hollywood issue by Vanity Fair has upset many readers who claim that every woman on its new cover is extremely thin and very, very white, unless Vanity Fair considers a redhead as diverse. Stars who made the cut include Abbie Cornish, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood, and Anna Kendrick.

Why weren't actors such as Zoe Saldana who was featured in both Avatar and Star Trek, and also Gabby Sidibe who received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Precious in the list?

8)There’s word that Al Qaeda can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior U.S. intelligence officials told Congress on Tuesday. The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, including "clean" recruits with a negligible trail of terror contacts, CIA Director Leon Panetta said. Al Qaeda is also inspiring homegrown extremists to trigger violence on their own, Panetta added.

Well if the CIA knows about these possible attacks, can’t the U.S. government do something? Apparently not, I guess we all just have to hope we don’t get hit by a terrorist attack.

7)Study reveals that more people are getting drunk since the recession hit, but people began to drink cheaper brands. They also drank more at home and less in pricier bars and restaurants to save money. Industry growth slowed in 2009, with the amount of liquor sold by suppliers up 1.4 percent. That's the smallest increase since 2001 and below the 10-year average of 2.6 percent.

It seemed like people were going for the really cheap stuff like Popov vodka that can go less than $10, which increased in sales. Meanwhile, the most expensive brands, priced roughly $30 or more for a 750 ml bottle (think Grey Goose, owned by Bacardi), fell the most, tumbling 5.1 percent.

Wow I remember drinking Popov in college, well I kind of remember. That's some really cheap stuff!

6) One of my favorite actors, Gael Garcia Bernal, has some baby momma drama! According to Tv y Novelas Bernal, 31, is not only splitting from his on-again, off-again girlfriend Dolores Fonzi, 31, but also demanding a DNA test to find out whether or not the couple's baby, Lazaro (born Jan. 8, 2009), is actually his. Apperantly Argentinean actress has returned to her homeland with no intention of reuniting with Bernal back in Europe. Rumors are that around the time that Gael hooked up with Fonzi she was also dating Luis Ortega, son of the singer Palito Ortega, but Bernal believed her when she insisted that the child she was carrying was his. However, sources close to the actor told People.com this is all untrue.

I really hope it's not true. This is devastating, I wish the best for both.

5) Cuban fashion designer, Narciso Rodriguez is the first to partner with Ebay to launch an affordable high-end fashion line. Launch starts February 15th. Beginning in the Spring 2010, shoppers can buy any of the line's items at affordable fixed prices, ranging from $75 to $350. "The goal was to dress many women of all ages, of all shapes and sizes," said Rodriguez Clients include Michelle Obama, Rachel Weisz, Julianna Margulies, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld, Sarah Jessica Parker.

4) For anyone who missed the UFC fight Saturday, the 46-year-old Couture dismantled his 45-year-old opponent Mark "The Hammer" Coleman, turning a matchup of two Hall of Fame fighters into a one-sided beatdown. To see for yourself check out the video if you missed the fight.
Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman UFC 109 Relentless

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3) Not everyone spent their Sunday watching Super Bowl. The Colombian-born astronaut George Zamka spent it in space. Zamka was the pilot of the ship Endeavor in one of the last trips to the International Space Station as NASA closes the final chapter of its ferries this year.

According to NASA, the shuttle Endeavor blasted off on STS-130 mission from Cape Canaveral on the morning of Feb. 7, the day of the Super Bowl. Its launch will not only be the last that NASA made at night, but the first of five missions that will halt the program in September that the space agency launched 36 years ago, when the commander was still a child at the age of 12. The trip to the International Space Station last 13 days and will aim to bring the connection module "Tranquility" as well as a number of instruments to be used in the space laboratory for robotics research.

2) Super Bowl underdogs the New Orleans, Saints defeated the Indianapolis, Colts with a 31-17 victory. This year’s mardi gras celebration is definitely starting early this year. Everybody was waiting for Reggie Bush to propose to Kim Kardashin, but didn’t happen. Unfortunately I missed the national anthem sung by country super star Carrie Underwood, and I also missed half time. I consumed most of the time eating and drinking this year. Tomorrow I start my diet again. Congratulations Saints! Well deserved.

1) In one of my previous ATT blogs I mentioned Venezuelan President’s, Hugo Chavez, accusation of U.S. causing Haiti’s earthquake. After looking into his argument I found that he actually had an explanation for this. Chavez blames the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes (such as missile detection).

The most outstanding instrument at the HAARP Station is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high power transmitter facility operating in the high frequency range. This instrument is so powerful, capable of causing weather changes and even causing an enormous earthquake. Check out these videos to get more detailed information.

Do you think its possible HAARP had something with Haiti’s earthquake or is it a conspiracy?