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General Discussion / Interesting take on Jamaica. Taken from reggaeboyz..
« on: November 26, 2009, 11:02:34 AM »
We could replace Jamaica with Trinidad now.

Interesting take on Jam.

Unforunately, can't give credit to the writer.

Don't know who wrote it.

How can one place be so many things?

In 2006 Time Magazine boldly asked the question, that indirectly made the suggestion, that Jamaica was the most homophobic place on Earth.
That same year, a BBC report declared, that Jamaica is the murder capital of the world.

I have also read reports indicating that Jamaica has the frightening record, of having one of the highest prostate cancer rates in the world - which is partly why that daggering dance is very scary to me!

Here's another record. I don't think any research or study has been done yet, but I am willing to bet that Jamaicans have the record, for smoking more ganja and 'cussing more badwud', than any other people in the world.

And now we are hearing more exciting news: Jamaica has been rated the third happiest place on earth.

So what do these records suggest?

Are we happy with the madness of murder and cool with the irrationality of homophobia?

Am I jiggy with the prospect of prostate cancer?

Or are we just happy that no matter how life rough, we can still happily burn two spliff, whether in church, jail or hospital?

Maybe we're happy because we're always free to tell people special things 'bout dem modder!

Jamaicans are special.

We're special in many good ways and in several bad ways.

I remember thinking that some months ago, when I read the reports, that a crowd enthusiastically egged on a mentally disturbed man,

who was threatening to jump off a building - then cheered, when the man jumped into harm's way.

I also ponder about our 'exceptionality' when I hear the stories about drug addicted street people,

who allow passers-by to slap them in the face, punch them, or hit them over the back with a big stick - for a small fee.

I find it hard to imagine the level of insane desperation that would force someone, to daily endure pain as a way to get a quick handout.

But I find it even harder, to imagine how sick people have to be, to find entertainment, and release, in these random acts of violence.

But somehow the 'box me for a bills' or 'slap me for a nanny' business, keeps beaters and the beaten temporarily 'happy'.

I'm not surprised that Jamaica has been deemed one of the happiest countries on Earth.

We are the masters of contradiction.

We turn funerals into festivals and wakes into stage shows.

We mix musical vibes with murderous notions, and infuse merriment into 'bury-ment'.

We have the copyright on being 'hungry and feisty'.

We are a country of people who are 'poor and boasy'.

The majority of us are right and quiet, but we surrender our rights to people who are strong and wrong.

In fact, I'm sure Adam and Eve were Jamaican.


Only Jamaicans would be in a garden full of fruits and foods and be idly wasting time talking to a snake.

In fact some other nations would start trading the products in the garden and would have got rich - long time.
Other people would stew dung the snake, inna pot of curry, before him coulda say 'hisss-story', or turn the garden into a tourist attraction - but not we.

We allow the snake to turn don, and then we pay him for protection, and turn the place into the 'Garrison of Eden '.
But everything still criss - cause we happy!

So if yu happy and yu know it buss two blanks.

If yu pocket can afford it, full yu tank.

If yu happy and yu know it and yu really want to show it,

if yu happy and yu know it give God thanks!

That said name one nation where black people have made such great strides as in the USA!

jim Crow and segregation set us back, but it also made us inventive, cooperative and resilient.  When martin Luthor King made the call for equal rights and kennedy set it in motion we lost PLENTY ground too.

Some may argue that equal rights set us back more than Jim Crow.

CO2 levels keep rising as key climate talks loom
Scientist: ‘Coin-flip odds for serious outcomes for our planet’
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Scientists say carbon dioxide concentrations are on their way to a near-certain record high that could lead to scientists' worst-case scenarios about global warming, droughts, flooding, and plant and animal die-offs.


sound like a quote from the Bible

show me the similar quotes in the BIBle and I converting,,,today!

General Discussion / Re: CLR Highway live traffic cam
« on: August 11, 2009, 06:42:25 AM »
just someone trying to sell cameras

tis obvious the people are sheep farmers.

General Discussion / Re: Mind she hol yah she got Krazy Glue
« on: August 08, 2009, 08:28:23 AM »
shit he must be look like uncle fester if dem is de women he picking up??!??

He lucky dem fat woman eh use salt and black pepper with some chadon bene instead ah glue,...season he backside and den eat him!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: July 20, 2009, 09:39:03 AM »

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: July 20, 2009, 09:38:12 AM »

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: July 20, 2009, 09:34:32 AM »

General Discussion / Re: THE OFFICIAL BABES THREAD
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:15:24 AM »
deone in red with de mas on she forrid...dais ah pentagram in de background?  what de devil is dah one boy?

Yes we were at a club of sorts ;)  would post more picturs, but this is not the type of board to do so!

General Discussion / Re: THE OFFICIAL BABES THREAD
« on: February 19, 2009, 11:46:24 PM »
This is my latest playmates, we have such good times,they love costumes too ;)

Football / Re: Sunderland V Stoke
« on: February 07, 2009, 10:44:51 AM »
carlos on fuh steed in de 70th

If you see the volley Carlos unleased and almost scored

Football / Re: Trinis in Action (Feb 7-8, 2009)
« on: February 07, 2009, 10:44:07 AM »
Jones scored

Football / Re: Hunt: Stadium to host Machel, Soca Monarch
« on: February 07, 2009, 10:01:03 AM »
It sad when we national football, a world cup team, might have to play their world cup qualifying matches on a cricket pitch.  But, soca fete could take place on de football pitch.  Wah de ass wrong wid dat picture.
        I said it long time,people does be getting on with JW but these are the things he does be fighting for,HCS is not a Football pitch,they move Carnival there,all big shows take place there,how this place could be a Football pitch,we complaining about the Oval but those kind of things eh happening there,it does be green all year round and from a players point of view it's better to play on than HCS. 

Boy you sucking Jack Warner or what?

What has Jack warner ever fought for regarding football stadia in T&T?  EHJ? Like he poke yuh ka-ka hole or what?   Like he is the capers and raisins in your pastelle or what? Or maybe he does wrap your pastelle with he fig leaf?

And what the hell YOU know about the players' point of view regarding the Oval versus the HCS?

Go play fotsie with those yankee children whose parents paying you to teach them to dress nice in kit and play shit!

IS LIKE YOU have a license on shit talk and warner bamsee.

Take your head out of Jack's ample rectum for a moment and wipe his shit from your eyes and read a little bit.  If you cannot read, allow me to inform yo via pictures.

jack warner under the UNC government built all those stadia in T&T.

Did you feel that they were built during a Lego competition?

He was involved in every phase, from planning to materials, to construction....By the way, you do kow that Jack's bamsee can cause cancer?  Go get your brown nose checked for same!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:27:06 PM »
When de bamsee flies using yuh crack as a dining room!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:24:21 PM »
How yuh does know yuh bamsee stink?

Football / Re: Sports Ministry invests in football professionals
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:50:58 AM »
I'm confused,just one question,is FPATT Football Players Association of T&T or Football Professionals Association of T&T? both are being mentioned here,is it the same organisation?my guess is that players will be confused too.

why you care, you have no respect for them!  None at all, as evidenced by your many negative posts regarding that fine organization!

This will be the toughest assignment Latas will ever have in his Soccer career,my reason is not Soccer itself,everybody in the country knows Latas personally and so does Latas,people will want to call ,write,email him with who to select,change etc etc what to tell JW/TTFF,he is the whole package because he is player and Coach which means he part of the administration and players,he has to make decisions on both sides,it have times he will get caught between(conflicts) and i hope he is man/strong enough to stand up to the masses when the time comes,the thing is when you are popular/favourite it comes with a price,i really wish he could be what we are hoping for.       

I find you should not be supporting Trinidad football at all!  Afterall according to you Sunderland plays shit becasue they have too many trinis on the team....so how many trinis on the Trinidad and Tobago team?

That going to be a major shit side...what yuh say Coops?  Yuh shit pot!

Why do some people have all the luck while others are perpetually unlucky? Professor Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire was determined to get to the scientific bottom of the phenomenon of luck, and what he discovered may surprise you:

    I placed advertisements in national newspapers asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact me.

    Hundreds of extraordinary men and women volunteered for my research and over the years, have been interviewed by me. I have monitored their lives and had them take part in experiments. The results reveal that although these people have almost no insight into the causes of their luck, their thoughts and behaviour are responsible for much of their good and bad fortune. Take the case of seemingly chance opportunities. Lucky people consistently encounter such opportunities, whereas unlucky people do not.

    I carried out a simple experiment to discover whether this was due to differences in their ability to spot such opportunities. I gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and tell me how many photographs were inside. I had secretly placed a large message halfway through the newspaper saying: 'Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $50'.

    This message took up half of the page and was written in type that was more than two inches high. It was staring everyone straight in the face, but the unlucky people tended to miss it and the lucky people tended to spot it.

    Unlucky people are generally more tense than lucky people, and this anxiety disrupts their ability to notice the unexpected.

Football / Re: Hull City v Sunderland.
« on: December 30, 2008, 10:40:10 PM »
Still a shit team, in fact is two shit teams play today....that football tiring to watch boy.

Hull is doing awfully well for a 'shit' team  ::)

Excellent result by Sunderland.

Hull is a serious shit snake side, just like Sunderland.

per capita we ovrwhelmed with crime and doh even mention the abundance of kidnappings, the amount of unsolved crimes and the general ineptitude of the protective services coupled with the amount of criminality in the same services.

We have a damn troubling sceanrio

General Discussion / Re: Miss Walcott.
« on: December 29, 2008, 05:21:15 PM »
dais ah semp

General Discussion / The Truth About Diet Soda
« on: December 29, 2008, 04:29:45 PM »
The Truth About Diet Soda
Posted Tue, Dec 23, 2008, 3:33 pm PST
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Post a Comment View All 448 Comments We talk a lot about ''watching what we eat,'' but if you never gave a thought to what you ate and instead watched only what you drank, you could probably cut 450 calories a day out of your life. (Yes, nearly a pound of fat loss a week!) That's what a study from the University of North Carolina found. Americans today drink about 192 gallons of liquid a year—or about 2 liters a day. To put it into perspective, this is nearly twice as many calories as we did 30 years ago.

When confronted with the growing tide of calories from sweetened beverages, the first response is, “Why not just drink diet soda?” Well, for a few reasons:

Just because diet soda is low in calories doesn't mean it can't lead to weight gain.

It may have only 5 or fewer calories per serving, but emerging research suggests that consuming sugary-tasting beverages--even if they're artificially sweetened--may lead to a high preference for sweetness overall. That means sweeter (and more caloric) cereal, bread, dessert--everything.

Guzzling these drinks all day long forces out the healthy beverages you need.

Diet soda is 100 percent nutrition-free, and again, it's just as important to actively drink the good stuff as it is to avoid that bad stuff. So one diet soda a day is fine, but if you're downing five or six cans, that means you're limiting your intake of healthful beverages, particularly water and tea.

There remain some concerns over aspartame, the low-calorie chemical used to give diet sodas their flavor.

Aspartame is 180 times sweeter than sugar, and some animal research has linked consumption of high amounts of the sweetener to brain tumors and lymphoma in rodents. The FDA maintains that the sweetener is safe, but reported side effects include dizziness, headaches, diarrhea, memory loss, and mood changes. Bottom line: Diet soda does you no good, and it might just be doing you wrong.

The best way to hydrate is by drinking low-calorie, high-nutrient fluids—and avoiding belt-busting beverages like the 20 Unhealthiest Drinks in America.

Now that you have a hold on your liquid assets, upgrade the rest of your grocery list by avoiding the 13 Worst "Healthy" Foods in the Supermarket. With so many items to choose from, it's easier to fall victim to packaged food lies than you think

Real sad.  Imagine this man is persecuted for his sexuality, instead of the police searching for criminals, they use their time and man power to harm one of their own!

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Photo of the day
« on: December 28, 2008, 12:36:42 AM »
Not a snow man, just a sight seen daily in lovely Trinidad.

Sand and Surf, not snow....ahhhhhhh!     The beauty of T&T revealed!

Jack of All Trades (DIY) / Hobbyists try genetic engineering at home
« on: December 26, 2008, 06:08:34 PM »
Hobbyists try genetic engineering at home
Critics worry amateurs could unleash an environmental or medical disaster
Image: Meredith L. Patterson conducts an experiment.   
Meredith L. Patterson, a computer programmer by day, conducts an experiment in the dining room of her San Francisco apartment.

By Marcus Wohlsen
updated 12:10 p.m. ET, Fri., Dec. 26, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO - The Apple computer was invented in a garage. Same with the Google search engine. Now, tinkerers are working at home with the basic building blocks of life itself.

Using homemade lab equipment and the wealth of scientific knowledge available online, these hobbyists are trying to create new life forms through genetic engineering — a field long dominated by Ph.D.s toiling in university and corporate laboratories.

In her San Francisco dining room lab, for example, 31-year-old computer programmer Meredith L. Patterson is trying to develop genetically altered yogurt bacteria that will glow green to signal the presence of melamine, the chemical that turned Chinese-made baby formula and pet food deadly.
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"People can really work on projects for the good of humanity while learning about something they want to learn about in the process," she said.

So far, no major gene-splicing discoveries have come out anybody's kitchen or garage.

But critics of the movement worry that these amateurs could one day unleash an environmental or medical disaster. Defenders say the future Bill Gates of biotech could be developing a cure for cancer in the garage.

Many of these amateurs may have studied biology in college but have no advanced degrees and are not earning a living in the biotechnology field. Some proudly call themselves "biohackers" — innovators who push technological boundaries and put the spread of knowledge before profits.

In Cambridge, Mass., a group called DIYbio is setting up a community lab where the public could use chemicals and lab equipment, including a used freezer, scored for free off Craigslist, that drops to 80 degrees below zero, the temperature needed to keep many kinds of bacteria alive.

Co-founder Mackenzie Cowell, a 24-year-old who majored in biology in college, said amateurs will probably pursue serious work such as new vaccines and super-efficient biofuels, but they might also try, for example, to use squid genes to create tattoos that glow.

Cowell said such unfettered creativity could produce important discoveries.

"We should try to make science more sexy and more fun and more like a game," he said.

Patterson, the computer programmer, wants to insert the gene for fluorescence into yogurt bacteria, applying techniques developed in the 1970s.

She learned about genetic engineering by reading scientific papers and getting tips from online forums. She ordered jellyfish DNA for a green fluorescent protein from a biological supply company for less than $100. And she built her own lab equipment, including a gel electrophoresis chamber, or DNA analyzer, which she constructed for less than $25, versus more than $200 for a low-end off-the-shelf model.

Jim Thomas of ETC Group, a biotechnology watchdog organization, warned that synthetic organisms in the hands of amateurs could escape and cause outbreaks of incurable diseases or unpredictable environmental damage.

  "Once you move to people working in their garage or other informal location, there's no safety process in place," he said.

Some also fear that terrorists might attempt do-it-yourself genetic engineering. But Patterson said: "A terrorist doesn't need to go to the DIYbio community. They can just enroll in their local community college."

General Discussion / Re: 75 & 83 year old Drug Queens?
« on: December 26, 2008, 06:06:54 PM »
Drugs drugs and drugs

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