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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gold Dispensing ATM

In the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates at the Emirates Palace Hotel a german company has built the first ATM that takes cash and dispenses gold bars weighing 10grams. I know that a lot of people will look at this and again talk of access etc etc but honestly I think its an innovative and creative idea.

Think of it this way, lets say you were at the hotel with your significant other, and wanted to give them a special gift, then why not a small bar of gold, its brilliant! Its also an investment, if you buy a few bars when the prices are low, you can sit on it for years and sell them back for a profit if the prices rise (which if they follow the trends will in the long run).

This machine was invented by Thomas Geissler a German national and CEO of Gold-to-go the ATM was previously installed in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and had a positive reception.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MP of a Racist Party Street Fighting

This was just amazingly funny. The BNP (British National Party) is an extremely racist and homophobic party, they previously even had a whites only rule for people that wanted to join, in fact you arent allowed to be a member of the BNP if you are in the police in the UK, and prisoners arent allowed to join it.

It might seem strange that in the UK, a democratic country there would be prejudices against people from certain parties to have certain jobs, but the UK has very developed laws against the spread of hate and racism, and so since the police are in charge of ensuring safety to all, they dont allow people that are part of blatantly racist parties to join.

This video was uploaded by a youtuber called Nejtaylor, check out his profile here.

The leader of the BNP Nick Griffin in his attempts to gain more power is distancing himself from some of his previous claims, which even included Holocaust denial. In fact in 1998 he was convicted of violating section 19 of the public order act 1986, by spreading material that is hateful against groups. Out of all British political parties, including the conservatives, the BNP was the only one to oppose civil partnerships for same sex couples.

Back to the video though, I think its amazing, but kudos for Bob Bailey, he held his ground in that fight, theres something hillarious about seeing a suited man running for a seat in parliament to get into and win a street fight with some chavs. I guess the only thing funnier is the (now usual) fights in Taiwanese parliament.

This video was uploaded by a youtuber called sinnawinning check out her profile here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Annoyingly Catchy Song

Ok this song has been replaying in my head for two weeks no, so I want to share the misery. Everything i do, every moment of my life my head is sing one of the following:

"Where the lemonade is made...sweet lemonade...mmm sweet lemonade...yah sweet lemonade"
"Get on my horse I'll take you 'round the universe and all the other places too"
"I think you'll find that the universe pretty much covers everything...Shut up woman get on my horse"

"Look at my horse my hores is amazing...give it a lick...mmm it takes like raisins"
"well I better not show you where the lemonade is made...sweet lemonade...mmm sweet lemonade...mmm sweet lemonade...yah sweet lemonade"

This song is just too fun, I dont know where its the way he sings about the lemonade (addicted to that part) or the way it just keeps repeating, but I am addicted to it. Its made by a guy on youtube, he is amazingly talented, check out his profile here.

I Love You Phillip Morris

I just saw the movie "I Love You Phillip Morris" with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor and I was AMAZED. The movie was exceptionally funny and well made. usually I hate watching movies with Jim Carrey because his facial expressions freak me out too much, but I was surprised to find that this time he actually didnt do that much spazing out. What was shocking though was that it is a depiction of actual events.

After finishing the movie I thought it was impossible that such things actually happened, so I did some research and they actually did! The main character (played by Carrey) is called Steven Jay Russel, and he is just a Genius. He is now in his fifties and is in an American jail. Below are some details of what this man did, but dont read them if you dont want the movie spoiled.

I wont mention the different schemes he used to get money, I'll just mention some of the methods he used to escape from prison.

Steven Russel in one of his methods, took art classes in prison and used them as a chance to steel green pens, he then broke them (when he had enough) into his toilet bowl and used the green water to die his white overalls green and then just walked out of prison as a nurse.

This image of Steven Jay Russel is from an article from the Guardian

At another time, he starved himself slowly, started vomiting and typed a medical report tat said he was HIV positive, he then made his symptoms get gradually worse before overdosing on medication that made him go into a coma for four days. After which he was released to an outside care home. From the care home he called the prison and pretended to be an AIDs researcher looking for patients. The prison agreed to have Steven Russel given to the "doctor" and then he latter called them and told them that he had died. (He never was HIV positive)

After he was considered dead, he returned to prison pretending to be a lawyer just so he can see his lover Phillip Morris. This man escaped from prison four times! Just to see his lover. This all sounds like fiction, but it actually happened. Steven Jay Russel is a real person and so is Phillip Morris.

It is amazing that such a mind could be criminal. He claims that his IQ is 163, imagine if properly trained what that mind could do. Its a shame that he is just in prison. I know that he is a criminal and that he stole a decent amount of money, but honestly, we should not be wasting such a mind. He is now under maximum security in Texas serving the 144 year prison sentence. I honestly believe though that he deserves and at this point has earned a pardon.