Monday, November 23, 2009

Galileo's Fingers???? WHAT!!

Three fingers were cut off of the legendary scientist Galileo Galilei. Two of the digits and his last tooth were taken and put into a jar back when he had died in 1642. The last digit had been in the museum since 1927 and has not been moved. The person whom had the jar remains anonymous at this time and had bought them on an auction where the auctioneer had not known that they were Galileo's parts because the note card that was with the urn when he had sold it was not with it anymore. It was a common practice to cut off body parts and take organs from saints and other higher minds but what was ironic was that the catholic church had actually sentenced Galileo to go to jail for saying that the earth had circled the sun.

All I want to know is why on earth would you want to buy the fingers or tooth of someone who lived long ago and honestly was our father of astronomy basically. Heck i could take my fingers cut them off when i die and put a tooth in a jar and it could be worth something years down the road depending on what I do with my life right? I would not have made any sort of offer for the jar containing these because its kinda disturbing knowing that you are buying someones remains. A big question I have is why would they not keep a better look after the jar and keep all the fingers and the tooth together so that they didn't have people buying and selling it? If it is that big of a thing having Galileo's fingers and tooth than keep it safe so that it cannot be lost and let it be better kept.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wait a minute Henry admits its a hand ball?

In the World Cup qualifying game between France and Ireland there was a controversial goal taken as a score in the extra minutes of the game scored by Thierry Henry. This was one of the best games the Irish have played and also one of their most important since October 2005. This is only one of the few controversial goals made in the world cup history. In 2002 the US faced Germany and made them lose 1-0 and sending the German squad onto the semi-finals. Also the most controversial one is by far "The Hand of God," made by Diego Maradona in the 1986 World cup. Soon after the win, the Internet flooded with pictures of Henry being burned and bashed with words. Some even from French supporters saying that they are ashamed of this victory but that they are happy that they won and still are in for the World Cup. Henry even admitted that it was a hand ball.

Ok so we have another hand ball issue but this is not small. I agree with the thing that Henry said being honest about it but still i would say its good cause the refs didn't call him on it. Why did they not call well its plain and simple to get.... They didn't see what happened and from their position it looked legit so they can't do anything about it. I have played soccer and was on my high school soccer team and yeah i was called on some "crappy" calls but again its not anything i can control the refs call what they see and thats final. I think that the whole thing is still very controversial but again its all about how the game is played, some calls are good and some are bad but in the end there had to be a winner and a loser so its all fair i suppose.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Healthcare Needs Reform

In an effort to reform the Healthcare system in the United States there are mixed ideas about what to do and also how to go about reforming it. Hillary Clinton is a big advocate toward the healthcare reformation and President Obama are going into getting a universal healthcare set for the States. Some think that those fighting for reform are going about it the wrong way and think that the US should go with programs similar to those in Canada andthe United Kingdom. Health savings accounts are something that people think should be considered to be added to help relieve the pain of the loss of great amounts of money for surgery and other means of health related issues. Also some say that there is a chance that too much government oversight will lead to more bereaucracies.
I believe fully that there needs to be a reform in the healthcare plan but i am not sure what there is to be done. I know that the way to go about this is not going well but it is not going badly either. The plans in Canada seem like that might be the way to go and there may even be advantages to going into a plan similar to them. Also a national healthcare plan would be good but could also be bad and the big question that i have is, 'does the good outway the bad or is it that the bad outways the good?', which one is good for this i honestly don't know the answer. Making a big change thought i know would take time to get anything out of it and if the change is too drastic it will fail and we will be back to square one where we don't know what to do about healthcare and the sort.
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Inmates Brawl

64 year old deputy Kenneth Moon was assaulted by inmate Douglas Burden, 24. Burden is in lock up on several drug charges and is currently in what is similar to isolation and is facing assault of an officer charges. A surveilance video showed that Burden took Moon into a choke hold while Moon was still in his chair. While Burden was choking Moon more inmates came and started to attack Burden. One inmate used Moons radio and called for backup and the others held Burden down untill more officers got there and one inmate held a hand out to help Moon get up. The reason the inmates did this is because they say that Moon is a good guy and they like him.

Wow..... that is all I think I need to say. At first glance at inmates yeah they are in there because they did som pretty nasty stuff but to hear and read about something like this and see the footage of it happening is really cool to see. I don't think that all inmates are bad people by any means and this incident proves that not all inmates are as bad as peopl make it out that they are. I think that if they are willing to give the work into bettering themselves then they should get the chance. Yes there is a chance that they are not going to get any better but there is also a chance that they will get better and will be great people and stop doing crimes. I don't know about others but if these men are to stay in prison at least give some who helped save Moon's life some slack and maybe they can get out early on good behavior.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Facebook Gets How Much??

Facebook Spammer was ordered by a California judge to pay $771 Million for damages to facebook. Spammer Sanford Wallace is also known as the "Spam King" hacked into other peoples facebook profiles without their permission and send out messages to many many people as well as sending video links to the walls of peoples profiles as well. Wallace is also facing jail time for this whole ordeal. This is not even the first time that wallace has done this and not the first time he has lost and had to pay. In 2008 he had to pay myspace and in 2006 the federal trade commision.

All i have to say about this guy is " Are you that stupid," if you got caught with this thing once then isn't there a chance at all that it will happen again? I honestly think that if you are stupid enough to even go in and do anything like hacking into someone elses profiles on anything you seriously have too much time on your hands or you are just a plain creep. I do think though he got what he deserved cause you know its not like anyone got hurt but it was just a pain to pop onto your very own profile and see a new message from someone and then not be able to see anything once clicking the link. Also i think a little hard time would do the guy some good yeah it is not a nice place to be but hey what he did was not real nice at all either. Doesn't Karma stink?