Friday, May 13, 2011

Back from a long hiatus

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile.

Teaser Wallpaper.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

No more $1 bill?

Washington has come down with a case of fiscal fever as the Obama administration proposes everything from spending freezes on domestic programs to selling off unused government property to bring the budget back in line. Now, one study argues that the government can save billions of dollars simply by making a change to the currency itself.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a formal proposal to the Treasury and Federal Reserve noting that if it eliminated the $1 bill and replaced it with the $1 coin, the country could save roughly $5.5 billion during the next 30 years. The reason, according to the agency's report, is that dollar bills have a shorter lifespan than dollar coins because they wear much faster, which in turn requires the government to spend more to print new bills.

The GAO estimates that phasing out dollar bills in favor of coins would require a four-year transition period, during which the government invests in the new currency, but following that, the government would save an expected $522 million each year from the change.

Unfortunately, as the GAO notes, there is one problem with the plan: When given a choice between dollar coins and dollar bills, Americans always choose bills.

"GAO has noted in past reports that efforts to increase the circulation and public acceptance of the $1 coin have not succeeded, in part, because the $1 note has remained in circulation," the agency wrote in its report. So if we are ever going to make the switch to dollar coins, as other countries like Canada have done, the GAO suggests the only way to do so is to phase dollar bills out of circulation altogether.

Before you start hoarding your dollar bills though, keep in mind that the GAO has made similar proposals four times during the past two decades, and obviously dollar bills are still in circulation. The only difference this time is that the overall climate in Washington is more geared toward budget cutbacks now, but given that it would take several years for the savings to kick in, this seems unlikely as well.

What do you think?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sorry for the absense

I'm organizing my wallpaper folder so I don't double post. It's a mess right now.

Monday, February 28, 2011


Im back

If you were wondering what happened my motherboard stopped working and I just got the time out of my schedule and fixed it. Wallpapers are coming up.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another tryant is on his way out

Violent clashes escalated late on Sunday in Tripoli's central Green Square between security forces and Libyans demanding an end to the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, their long-serving ruler.
In an address broadcast by state TV in the early hours of Monday, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of Muammar Gaddafi, said his father would stand firm and warned that Libya could plunge into civil war if the protests did not stop.
He said foreign media, Islamists, even drug addicts were part of a plot to bring down the government and break up the country.
The speech came after demonstrators in Benghazi claimed to be in control of the eastern Libyan city, despite a harsh security crackdown. Human Right Watch said at least 233 people had died, with security forces continuing to use force to end the demonstrations.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wallpapers Pt. 7

Wallpapers Pt 6

Top 10 dirty fruits and veggies

Are the fruits and vegetables you buy clean enough to eat?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) studied 100,000 produce pesticide reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to create a list of 49 of the dirtiest and cleanest produce.

So before you hit the grocery store, see how some of your favorite fruits and veggies measured up.

This stalky vegetable tops the dirty list. Research showed that a single celery stalk had 13 pesticides, while, on the whole, celery contained as many as 67 pesticides.

Chemicals fester on this vegetable as it has no protective skin and its stems cup inward, making it difficult to wash the entire surface of the stalk. It’s not easy to find locally grown celery, so if you like this crunchy veggie, go organic.

Peaches are laced with 67 different chemicals, placing it second on the list of most contaminated fruits and vegetables. They have soft fuzzy skin, a delicate structure, and high susceptibility to most pests, causing them to sprayed more frequently.

This red, juicy fruit has a soft, seedy skin, allowing easier absorption of pesticides. Research showed that strawberries contained 53 pesticides. Try to buy strawberries at a local farmer’s market for a sweet dessert.

Apples are high-maintenance fruit, needing many pesticides to stave off mold, pests, and diseases. The EWG found 47 different kinds of pesticides on apples, and while produce washes can help remove some of the residue, they’re not 100% effective.

Blueberries (domestic)
These antioxidant-rich berries have a thin layer of skin that allows chemicals to more easily contaminate the fruit. Domestic blueberries were loaded with 13 pesticides on a single sample, according to the EWG. Imported blueberries also made the list at No. 14 for the dirtiest produce.

Sweet bell pepper
This crunchy, yet thin-skinned, vegetable is highly susceptible to pesticides. According to the EWG, sweet bell peppers showed traces of 63 types of pesticides. While some pesticides can be washed away, many still remain.

Spinach, kale, collard greens
These leafy green vegetables are on the list, with spinach loaded with 45 different kinds of pesticides and kale 57.

In 2006, Dole recalled bagged baby spinach after multiple E. coli illnesses associated with the vegetable made their way across the country.

Grapes (imported)
These tiny fruit have extremely thin skins, allowing for easy absorption of pesticides. And think twice before buying imported wine. The grapes that go into the wine could be coming from vineyards that use too many pesticides.

Have you ever indulged in a potato skin at your favorite restaurant? You might want to think twice before eating the skin. This spud was highly laced with pesticides—36, according to the EWG—that are needed to prevent pests and diseases.

Cherries, like blueberries, strawberries, and peaches, have a thin coating of skin—often not enough to protect the fruit from harmful pesticides.

Research showed cherries grown in the U.S. had three times the amount of pesticides as imported cherries. Because cherries contain ellagic acid, an antioxidant that neutralizes carcinogens, it’s worthwhile to buy organic or seek imported ones.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Just got back from work will post some more wallpapers tomorrow. Also send me requests I have many. On the other hand I missed the dunk contest today. Apparently Blake Griffen jumped over a car.

pt 5

pt 4

Pt 3

Some wallpapers for you pt 2

Some wallpapers for you


Now that the dunk contest is coming up I wanna reminince on great dunk contest

I was writing my review ...

when my computer froze and it didn't even auto save it. Oh well sorry for the delay Anyway I here 300 part 2 is coming out. This makes me mad because how do you continue the story?

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Direction

I didn't really know where I was going to go with this blog at first. Now I am going to do random game reviews. I am doing this so I can hopefully help someone find a game they didn't hear about.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The one video i cant stop watching

I watch this video over and  over in my head amazed at human strength and prowess. Also i wish i can do this. The video is of JR Smith dunking... I mean flying against the San Antonio Spurs.

Laws - Target Practice (ft. Joe Budden)

Brandon Bass

I am overjoyed that Brandon Bass has returned from injury. The magic have a horrible size disadvantage when we play without him. So now Orlando makes a push for the playoffs!

Hilirious Video

This video made me laugh. Good editing