Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
In 2007 da Giants were major underdogs in da Super Bowl. Da New Englad Patiorts were favored to win by +12. A HUGE Amount Of Last Minute Money From New York Was Bet On da Giants To Cover. Tom Brady had da worst game of his life? Da Giants not only covered... but won! New England At da Time Was Undefeated All Season!
This is a theme that happens over & over with New York teams.
In fact Super Bowl III Between da New York Jets And da Baltimore Colts Was Fixed! Eg: ... "Bubba Smith, a defensive lineman for the Baltimore Colts, had told Playboy that the 1969 Super Bowl, featuring the heroics of New York Jets' quarterback Joe Namath, had been fixed; that Carroll Rosenbloom, then the owner of the Colts, had bet against his own team."
If You Wanna See Colts Players Fall All Over da Field, Run'n Around, Missing Tackles, Flop'n. Watch Video Of That Stupid Game.
Who Can Forget "Wide Right"? In da 1990 Super Bowl With da Buffalo Bills And da New York Giants? That Game Was Long Thought Of Be'n Fixed! Scott Norwood da Kicker That Flubbed That Last Minute Kick Never Played Again... Nobody Would Give Him A Break After That Game. Not A Single Other Team In da NFL. Even da CFL. Funny For He Was A All Pro/Pro Bowl Player And da Bills All Time Leader In Points At da Time? Coach Of da Bills Marv Levy Thought That Game Was Fucked With.
Da 1946 NFL Championship Game Between da New York Giants and da Chicago Bears. Was Fixed, But da Gangsters Involved Were Exposed... Da Players Involved Were Not!
Watching Green Bay's Arron Rodgers throw'n balls in da dirt two weeks ago and da 49er's kick and fumble away a sure win last week is reminiscent of years gone bye...
If da Giants Cover da Point Spread On Next Week's Super Bowl Against New England?
Da NFL Needs To Be Investigated Immediately!
Wally Is OOT There... again.
Posted by wallycrawler at 11:29 AM
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
"She was brought in from outside the United States. She only speaks Spanish (or Portuguese?), and has a child who is approximately Kindergarten age. She is fairly attractive, looks like she is in her late twenties, and has thick, dark brown hair and medium-colored skin. You probably wouldn't notice her if she was walking down the street. However, it doesn't really matter what she looks like, as she is simply the Surrogate for a baby that is a genetic combination of the soon-to-be Mom and Dad. The Surrogate is currently living on the Lower West Side of Manhattan with her first child in a very nice apartment. She is not married, and does not really know anyone in New York, but she does want to stay here once the birth is over. The apartment is being paid for by the Couple. The Surrogate is well-cared for by a full-time staff person and there is always a doctor or nurse on call. She looks like she is approximately eight months pregnant, and is clearly much bigger than the Mom, who is simply playing pregnant. By the way, the Mom was physically capable of bearing her own child, but she didn't want to 'ruin' her body."
Posted by wallycrawler at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
|Yup You Are "Touched"!|
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Stefano DiPietro first heard about the rally on Facebook around 2 p.m. Fellow Penn State students were heading to Joe Paterno's house at dusk to show support for the coach when he returned from practice. "From there, I just tried to relay it to as many people as possible on text, Facebook, Twitter, whatever," said DiPietro, an 18-year-old freshman. "None of us want to see Joe leave. We all love Joe."
There's no doubt that Joe Paterno is a successful NCAA football coach. Maybe the best of all time? I understand he would have a following, but if he had any knowledge of da child molestation offences that have been charged against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and did not report them to authorities, or even worse helped sweep these offences under the rug? He not only should be fired, he and the Penn State authorities should also be charged with obstruction of justice. Law suits will be filed, I'm sure. Some of these young boys, now young men, have already been paid-off. In his own words Joe Paterno was quoted as saying, "...it's a tough life when people do certain things to you." Yes it is Joe, yes it is. And you Joe knew about those "certain things" and you chose not to mention those "things"!
Over twenty offences... TWENTY!
Da Nittany Lions fans are warped. Their morals have been dulled by a football game. Are these the type of personalities that Penn State are nurturing?
I do understand fan worship. When I was a youth I was a huge fan of O.J. Simpson. After he was charged with double murder?... Not so much.
After the sexual molestations that took place at Maple Leaf Gardens and how the Leaf organization not only denied it? But called the victims lairs? Da result was one young man committing suicide because of what they did to him in the press. I personally will never go to a Leaf game again. Da Leaf organization makes me sick!
This man, Jerry Sandusky, used the Penn State football team to lure in young boys to sexually molest them... Joe Paterno knew about these offenses, in fact according to grand jury documents, Paterno told athletic director Tim Curley about an eyewitness account of Sandusky allegedly raping a boy in a locker room shower in 2002. But as far as we know? Paterno did nothing. Let's face it Joe helped him get away with it. That is a crime anyway you look at it. Good-Bye Joe. Don't let da door hit ya in da ass. Hey Joe while on your way out? Strike all those wins off da board... You don't deserve 'em!
One female student sat at da steps of da Penn State library with a placard... Da new edition at da library is named after Joe Paterno. He himself said "The Libray is the Heart of the University"... On her protest sign had da following quote:
"All That Is Necessary For Evil To Triumph Is For Good Men To Do Nothing"
|Ya Joe. Fuck You Too! And That's Where You're Go'n.|
Posted by wallycrawler at 10:24 AM
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Before We Crown Steve Jobs As da "Apple Messiah", Let's Call A Spade A Spade:
What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs.
By Ryan Tate
In the days after Steve Jobs' death, friends and colleagues have, in customary fashion, been sharing their fondest memories of the Apple co-founder. He's been hailed as "a genius" and "the greatest CEO of his generation" by pundits and tech journalists. But a great man's reputation can withstand a full accounting. And, truth be told, Jobs could be terrible to people, and his impact on the world was not uniformly positive.
We mentioned much of the good Jobs did during his career earlier. His accomplishments were far-reaching and impossible to easily summarize. But here's one way of looking at the scope of his achievement: It's the dream of any entrepreneur to affect change in one industry. Jobs transformed half a dozen of them forever, from personal computers to phones to animation to music to publishing to video games. He was a polymath, a skilled motivator, a decisive judge, a farsighted tastemaker, an excellent showman, and a gifted strategist.
One thing he wasn't, though, was perfect. Indeed there were things Jobs did while at Apple that were deeply disturbing. Rude, dismissive, hostile, spiteful: Apple employees—the ones not bound by confidentiality agreements—have had a different story to tell over the years about Jobs and the bullying, manipulation and fear that followed him around Apple. Jobs contributed to global problems, too. Apple's success has been built literally on the backs of Chinese workers, many of them children and all of them enduring long shifts and the specter of brutal penalties for mistakes. And, for all his talk of enabling individual expression, Jobs imposed paranoid rules that centralized control of who could say what on his devices and in his company.
It's particularly important to take stock of Jobs' flaws right now. His successor, Tim Cook, has the opportunity to set a new course for the company, and to establish his own style of leadership. And, thanks to Apple's success, students of Jobs' approach to leadership have never been so numerous in Silicon Valley. He was worshipped and emulated plenty when he was alive; in death, Jobs will be even more of an icon.
After celebrating Jobs' achievements, we should talk freely about the dark side of Jobs and the company he co-founded. Here, then, is a catalog of lowlights:
Censorship and AuthoritarianismThe internet allowed people around the world to express themselves more freely and more easily. With the App Store, Apple reversed that progress. The iPhone and iPad constitute the most popular platform for handheld computerizing in America, key venues for media and software. But to put anything on the devices, you need Apple's permission. And the company wields its power aggressively.
But Apple doesn't stop there. It has a fearsome legal team that is not above annihilating smaller prey. In 2005, for example, the company sued 19-year-old blogger Nick Ciarelli for correctly reporting, prior to launch, the existence of the Mac Mini. The company did not back down until Ciarelli agreed to close his blog ThinkSecret forever. Last year, after our sister blog Gizmodo ran a video of a prototype iPhone 4, Apple complained to law enforcement, who promptly raided an editor's home.
Sweatshops, Child Labor and Human Rights:
Apple's factories in China have regularly employed young teenagers and people below the legal work age of 16, made people work grueling hours, and have tried to cover all this up. That's according to Apple's own 2010 report about its factories in China. In 2011, Apple reported that its child labor problem had worsened.
In 2010, the Daily Mail managed to get a reporter inside a facility in China that manufactures products for Apple and the paper shared a bit about what life is like:
With the complex at peak production, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the global demand for Apple phones and computers, a typical day begins with the Chinese national anthem being played over loudspeakers, with the words: 'Arise, arise, arise, millions of hearts with one mind.'
As part of this Orwellian control, the public address system constantly relays propaganda, such as how many products have been made; how a new basketball court has been built for the workers; and why workers should 'value efficiency every minute, every second'.
With other company slogans painted on workshop walls - including exhortations to 'achieve goals unless the sun no longer rises' and to 'gather all of the elite and Foxconn will get stronger and stronger' - the employees work up to 15-hour shifts.
Down narrow, prison-like corridors, they sleep in cramped rooms in triple-decked bunk beds to save space, with simple bamboo mats for mattresses.
Despite summer temperatures hitting 35 degrees, with 90 per cent humidity, there is no air-conditioning. Workers say some dormitories house more than 40 people and are infested with ants and cockroaches, with the noise and stench making it difficult to sleep.
A company can be judged by how it treats its lowliest workers. It sets an example for the rest of the company or in Apple's case, the world.
"Wally: This isn't da half of it!"
In Person and At Home;
Before he was deposed from Apple the first time around, Jobs already had a reputation internally for acting like a tyrant. Jobs regularly belittled people, swore at them, and pressured them until they reached their breaking point. In the pursuit of greatness he cast aside politeness and empathy. His verbal abuse never stopped. Just last month Fortune reported about a half-hour "public humiliation" Jobs doled out to one Apple team:
"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?" Having received a satisfactory answer, he continued, "So why the fuck doesn't it do that?"
"You've tarnished Apple's reputation," he told them. "You should hate each other for having let each other down."
Jobs ended by replacing the head of the group, on the spot.
In his book about Jobs' time at NeXT and return to Apple, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, Alan Deutschman described Jobs' rough treatment of underlings:
He would praise and inspire them, often in very creative ways, but he would also resort to intimidating, goading, berating, belittling, and even humiliating them... When he was Bad Steve, he didn't seem to care about the severe damage he caused to egos or emotions... suddenly and unexpectedly, he would look at something they were working on say that it "sucked," it was "shit."Jobs had his share of personal shortcomings, too. He has no public record of giving to charity over the years, despite the fact he became wealthy after Apple's 1980 IPO and had accumulated an estimated $7 billion net worth by the time of his death. After closing Apple's philanthropic programs on his return to Apple in 1997, he never reinstated them, despite the company's gusher of profits.
It's possible Jobs has given to charity anonymously, or that he will posthumously, but he has hardly embraced or encouraged philanthropy in the manner of, say, Bill Gates, who pledged $60 billion to charity and who joined with Warren Buffet to push fellow billionaires to give even more.
"He clearly didn't have the time," is what the director of Jobs' short-lived charitable foundation told the New York Times. That sounds about right. Jobs did not lead a balanced life. He was professionally relentless. He worked long hours, and remained CEO of Apple through his illness until six weeks before he died. The result was amazing products the world appreciates. But that doesn't mean Jobs' workaholic regimen is one to emulate.
There was a time when Jobs actively fought the idea of becoming a family man. He had his daughter Lisa out of wedlock at age 23 and, according to Fortune, spent two years denying paternity, even declaring in court papers "that he couldn't be Lisa's father because he was 'sterile and infertile, and as a result thereof, did not have the physical capacity to procreate a child.'" Jobs eventually acknowledged paternity, met and married his wife, now widow, Laurene Powell, and had three more children. Lisa went to Harvard and is now a writer.
Steve Jobs created many beautiful objects. He made digital devices more elegant and easier to use. He made a lot of money for Apple Inc. after people wrote it off for dead. He will undoubtedly serve as a role model for generations of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on how honestly his life is appraised.
"He clearly didn't have the time," is what the director of Jobs' short-lived charitable foundation told the New York Times.
As Far As I'm Concerned He Could Have Been A Huge Contributor... Instead He Became A Corporate Bully & A Slave Trader. Fuck'em!
Posted by wallycrawler at 1:27 PM