Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Rihanna's S&M video has it gone too far? See it for yourself.

Rihanna's new S&M video has been banned in at least 11 countries so far. MTV also has considered editing the video to make it less adult orientated. The BBC will not run the video before 7 pm due to it's graphic nature.

Is this video anything new or is it just the same, good old publicity for the artist? Remember the 90's when Madonna's videos were being banned by MTV? That really hurt her career, lol. Is this just another publicity stunt or do you think that our society is pushing the limits on what should be allowed on TV? I watched the video and I believe I have seen worse in videos by Britney Spears. Every so often we get Music videos like S&M and all it does is create buzz. Then the buzz dies; until another video pops up that's supposedly even more controversial.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Dominoes are falling in the Middle East who's next ?

Hosni Mubarak has promised his fellow Egyptians that he will not seek re-election come this fall. Despite his live televised speech, the protesters have not relented in their demand for his resignation. In his speech Mubarak said that he wants to over see a " peaceful transfer of power " and do it " in a constitutional way ". The protesters are still demanding that President Mubarak step down immediately. President Obama spoke with Mubarak for 30 minutes about an orderly way to transition Egypt in the coming days and weeks.

In other breaking news The King of Jordan is trying to head off any problems in his country by firing his entire Government. King Abdullah the 2nd also appointed a new Prime Minister in an all out effort to save his ass. The King wrote in a letter that Jordan has been deprived of " Achievement and opportunity " because some leaders put their interest in front of the public. Maybe Jordan needs a new King; if he just realized this now.

Once again, in a earlier post I wrote if Egypt falls and Mubarak resigns it's going to be like falling dominoes in the middle east. Now the King of Jordan is scrambling to save his neck; then we have to watch out for the people of Libya to revolt.

Take a look at this Ny Times Link it's a great timeline of Key milestones in President Hosni Mubarak's career and life.

CNN - Jordan's king dismisses government, appoints new PM

The Christian Science Monitor - Egypt's Mubarak won't run again, but protesters look to speed his exit

Monday, January 31, 2011

In 1994 The Today Show with Katie Couric did not know what the internet was. Could you imagine if they seen Facebook?

Just over 15 years ago no one knew what the Internet was including the hosts of The Today Show at the time. It's pretty hard to believe how clueless they seem about the Internet in this video from You tube. Today I can guarantee Katie Couric and the wrest has a Facebook, Twitter, email, and their own websites. It's amazing how far we have come but also scary as to how fast it has happened. Do you think the world's technology is evolving too fast for mankind? Are there any drawbacks from the rapid advancement of the Internet and other technologies?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The latest on the Egyptian Crisis

In one of my last post on Egypt I said the situation there has reached the tipping point. I believe the events in Egypt over the last few days have proven that. There have been reports of the Egyptian army joining protesters in the streets with support not brutality. The protesters are a mix of all education levels and income levels.

The best news I believe is Egypt's Muslim Brother Hood is backing Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei . They want him to be the spoke person for all parties in Egypt during this transition period. I really believe that endorsement can be a very positive step for Egypt. The Muslim Brother Hood is known to be radical and for them to support ElBaradei is a sign of moderation.

Here is the latest on Egypt:

Wall Street Journal - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Backs ElBaradei Role - Change is coming to Egypt: El-Baradei

Ny Times - Opposition Rallies to ElBaradei as Military Reinforces in Cairo