Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here is where the YouTube channel is: http://www.youtube.com/user/idfnadesk
Here is a story from the French Press Agency
Israel posts video of Gaza air strikes on YouTube
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The Israeli military has launched its own channel on video-sharing website YouTube, posting footage of air strikes and other attacks on Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
The spokesman's office of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it created the channel -- youtube.com/user/idfnadesk -- on Monday to "help us bring our message to the world."
The channel currently has more than 2,600 subscribers and hosts 10 videos, some of which have been viewed more than 26,000 times.
The black-and-white videos include aerial footage of Israeli Air Force attacks on what are described as rocket launching sites, weapons storage facilities, a Hamas government complex and smuggling tunnels.
One video shows what is described as a Hamas patrol boat being destroyed by a rocket fired from an Israeli naval vessel.
The IDF spokesman's office said that some of the videos it had posted to the channel had been removed by YouTube but were later reinstated.
"We were saddened earlier today that YouTube took down some of our exclusive footage showing the IDF's operational success in operation Cast Lead against Hamas extremists in the Gaza Strip," the IDF spokesman's office said.
"Fortunately, due to blogger and viewer support, YouTube has returned some of the footage they removed," it added.
YouTube, as a matter of policy, does not comment on individual videos.
Four days of intensive Israeli bombardment have killed several senior Hamas officials and reduced much of the Islamist movement's infrastructure in Gaza to rubble, but have failed to stop rocket fire into Israel.
Since the massive aerial attack was unleashed on Saturday, at least 373 Palestinians, including 39 children, have been killed and 1,720 wounded, according to Gaza medics.
Palestinian militants have also fired more than 250 rockets and mortar shells, killing four people inside Israel and wounding around two dozen more.
I have noticed (and I'm not surprised) that many different media organizations have been biased in their coverage of these airstrikes occuring in Gaza. Western media organization i.e BBC, CNN, FOX, NBC, ITN, ABC, CBS etc. have been pro-Israel in all of their coverage. In the coverage of the attacks provided by Western media, they have shown the civilians that have been injured in the Gaza strip but have focused Hamas' failure to abide with the cease fire, in interviews with Palestinian officials, they have been holding officials from the Palestinian gov't and Hamas accountable for these attacks. For example on BBC World News, they conducted an interview with a Palestinian representative from the U.N., the anchorman mentioned that most of the world leaders have sided with Israel and asked why Palestine was holding themselves above international law, the rep responded that in a security council meeting at the UN in New York, everyone agreed with Palestine's rep that the ceasefire should continue and that the US in particular told Israel that while realizing that they have the right to defend themselves, that they should stop the ruthless attacks; the anchorman responded by saying that what goes on privately and publicly with US could be totally different and he noted that the outgoing and incoming administrations are both on Israel's side, the anchorman also appeared pretty angry while responding to the rep. I wish I had the video. In the Arab world, the bias is pro-Palestine, in particular Al-Jazeera English (which I have to admit in terms of international news coverage is better than BBC, CNN and everyone else, and with it's coverage of Africa is way better, and it is underrated) focused on the innocent people that have been wounded by these attacks, one boy was interviewed and said that he was waiting for his mom to pick him up from school when his school was attacked and he was wounded. I have been watching this channel for about a year now ever since the election crisis in Kenya occured (which had even coverage) and this is the first time that I can say that tey were a little biased, they tended to ask softball questions to the Palestinian officials while asking tough questions to the Israeli gov't officials, it was vice versa for the Western TV News organizations. The only place that has been even minded in my opinion has been a TV show on PBS called "Worldfocus". They were able to provide insight from both sides as well as bring in officials from both sides, reporters from both sides and professors to analyze the conflict, they also showed how the media around the world is covering the situation. I would definitley recommend it. Here is a link to yesterday's episode which was a special edition where the whole show was dedicated to the Gaza attacks from Israel.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
As Tom Jackson would say if ESPN still let him do the segment, BIG BEN GOT JACKED UP! I would'nt be making fun of him if I didnt know if he was OK or not just wanna point that out
Last Second Wins
Farve's Last Stint in the NFL
All 3 of these vids are from Awful Announcing and youtube user billygrayson
AFC Wild Card
Play By Play: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Philadelphia @ Minnesota
NFC Wild Card
Play By Play: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Sidelines: Pam Oliver
Atlanta @ Arizona
University of Phoenix Stadium
NFC Wild Card
Play By Play: Tom Hammond, Cris Collinsworth
Sidelines: Alex Flannagan or Tiki Barber or Jerome Bettis or NO SIDELINE REPORTERS
Indianapolis @ Winner of Den/SD
Qualacomm Stadium/INVESCO Field
Denver, CO/San Diego, CA
AFC Wild Card
Play by Play: Al Michaels, John Madden
Sidelines: Andrea Kreamer
As College Football Continues to Lack in Minority Coaches, NFL Gains: 49ers CONFIRM Singletary as Head Coach
UPDATE: In what the Fox NFL Sunday crew has labeled as Black Monday, the firings have already started. Jay Glazer reports that Browns GM Phil Savage has been fired and Browns head coach Romeo Crenell will meet with owners tomorrow, which in my opinion means a pink slip, if you look down at my liveblog of the Jax-Ravens game; one of my projections is that a host of NFL coaches will be fired or forced to resign tomorrow
6:20 Troy Smith at QB
6:06 First Down Ravens! Eagles leading 34-3 over Dallas
5:20 Trick play Smith 2 Flacco and back to Smith, Smith has lots of blockers but falls down
4:40 Jets leading 17-14 over the Fins
4:07 McGahee gains nothing
3:37 3rd and 3 Flacco to McGahee incomplete
3:28 Field Goal- Stover GOOD! 27-7 Ravens
3:20 Commercial, stupid Burger King commercial, even stupider Honda commercial
3:16 DEFENSE! Jags First Down
3:10 FALSE START JAGS
2:47 DELAY OF GAME JAGS
1:59 YES!! WE MIGHT NOT HAVE TO GO 2 NEW ENGLAND LETS GO FINS!!!!! FALSE START JAGS AGAIN!!!!
1:17 Dallas is DDDDDDDDDDDONNNNNNNEEEEE!!!!!
0:00 Timeout- Baltimore, 4 seconds back on clock, punt, Ravens @ 40 yd. line Jax territory
14:54 Flacco goes long, incomplete
14:01 Minnesota clinches NFC North, Philadelphia leading Dallas 44-3 w/ 4:29 left in the 3rd clinches NFC Wild Card spot a.k.a. #6 in the NFC, New England beats Buffalo clinches AFC East with Miami loss, if Miami wins, New England out of the Playoffs!! 12:57 Detroit goes 0-16!!!!! 14:00 in the 4th Miami winning 21-17 over New York Jets 11:52 3 and out Baltimore
10:28 Jax Sacco Against Flacco, in oter words Jax gets a sack on Flacco
9:40 Flacco to McGahee 4th and 7 Gain of 3
8:36? Seahawks losing 14-28 to the underacheiving Cards in the red zone
8:26 Ray Lewis is out resting, we could be getting a preview of the defense next yr. HOPEFULLY NOT!!!
5:40 FUMBLE!!! Ray Lewis recovers Ravens ball I thought they just said Ray was resting
Cardinals 28-21 in the Red Zone
Redskins in the Red Zone, losing to the 49ers 17-24
Farve is 14-33, 195 yds.; Jets losing to Fins 24-17
'Boys losing Eagles 44-3, New Head Coach in Big D nxt yr. confirmed by Jessie Karangu (LOL)
2:25 Troy Williamson catches for 1st down, CBS is feeling sorry for the Jags right now, who I thought during the offseason would be a contender but ended up being a pretender
2:00 TWO MINUTE WARNING
Sports, Media and More has some projections (not for Election 2012 lol)
RAVENS BEAT JAGUARS
EAGLES BEAT COWBOYS
More projections coming up
Playoffs-------- Indy vs. Den/SD; Ravens vs. Miami/NE
1:42 ED REED INTERCEPTION!!!!! MIAMI KEEPS HOLD OF LEAD 24-17
1:35 FARVE INTERCEPTION!!!!!
1:20 Some rookie from Toledo who got the ball for the first time this season went for 20
0:35 Edgar Jones, 1st NFL reception from Troy Smith What A Party!! LOL!
0:13 FALSE START RAVENS!
0:00 RAVENS WIN!!!!!!!
Baltimore 27 Jax. 7
4th Quarter Dolphins-Jets (NY officially out of the playoffs, Fins win= Ravens in playoffs, Fins loss= NE v. B'more in Boston Nxt Week
2:00 1-15 to 11-5, great story that will end next week with Ravens win
1:55 CBS after feeling sorry for the Jags reminscing (spelling error) on the money lost now that the New York Farves out of the Playoffs! Just when CBS was ready 2 take over for ESPN as the official home of Brett Farve. Les Moonves must be pissed, the worst morning show on TV, the worst evening news show on TV, and New England and the Farves outta the P'offs, OUT OF LUCK!!!
0:17 Baltimore 20-3 against Miami in 2001 the last time the Fins were in the playoffs, a rematch next week
0:00 RAVENS vs. DOLPHINS, Dolphin Stadium, TV and Time TBA, AFC Wild Card
Patriots, after no-mercy win against Buffalo, second 11 win team since the Browns to miss P'offs
49ers beat the shocking Skins on last second FG, Skins expected 2 be playoff team
Jets lose to Dolphins, Fins play B'more in the Playoffs @ home next wk, lost to Baltimore @ home this season, won against Baltimore in only win last yr.
Brett Farve throws for 230 yds. in a loss, possibly his last game in outstanding career
Big Ben not ruled out of practice according to NBC's Jerome Bettis, "just a concussion", FYI Steelers beat Browns
44-7 Eagles, Worst loss in Cowboys history, who would U rather be underachieving Big D or worst team in NFL 0-16 D'Town?
Colts shut out Titans at home, Marvin Harrison passes Cris Carter on receptions list; behind Jerry Rice, Indy @ Den/SD Next Week
Panthers defeat Saints on last second field goal, clinch bye in NFC, Brees fails to break Marino's record
Falcons defeat St. Louis at home 27-31, fail to clinch bye due to Saints loss
Bears lose to Texans, out of the playoffs
A.P., Williams 'Roids Bros. (at heart) and the Vikings beat the Giants backups on last second field goal
LIONS 0-16, FIRST 0-16 TEAM IN NFL HISTORY!
My Favorite: This Season is the season for everyone to get revenge on T.O. (i.e. Ravens beat Dallas on national stage at the last game in Dallas Stadium, remember T.O. got traded to the Ravens from SanFran and T.O. requested another trade; Donovan McNabb and the Eagles take T.O. and the drama at Big D out of the playoffs, remember that T.O. did'nt save any drama that he decided to cause in Philly for his baby mama because he does'nt have a baby mama.)
Or maybe he does Tony Romo....????
SPORTS, MEDIA AND MORE HAS A PROJECTION:
T.O. is gone from Dallas next year via Trade
Chad Johnson or T.J. is gone from the Bengals, if it's Johnson then he's gone via trade or buyout, if it's T.J., he signs with the Ravens
Cowboys have a new head coach
Wade Phillips fired TOMORROW!
A number of NFL coaches will be fired TOMORROW!
Jason Garrett leading candidate but not lock as the next head coach of Cowboys
OK it's 7:40 pm eastern time and I'm done live-blogging it was a great experience, i did it out of the blue this was not planned, i just wanted to experiment with it and I think the big boys (ie Awful Announcing, Deadspin, AOL Fanhouse) would be happy with my rookie work as a liveblogger; I'm just going to be flipping through FOX "The OT", ESPN "SportsCenter: NFL Special" and NBC "Football Night in America"; at 8 i'll eat dinner while watching the Broncos face the Chargers in San Diego, i'll be rooting for the Broncos, but whoever can beat the Colts at home nxt week is who I'm really hoping will win. C' YA!
God Bless. God is Love. Stay Breezy. Stay Cool. Peace. HAPPY NEW YEAR! And Adios!
jmkcool2002 7:20 left in the 3rd quarter Ravens lead 24-7 over the Jags less than 5 seconds ago from web
jmkcool2002 BUTTER FINGERS!!!!! less than 5 seconds ago from web
jmkcool2002 How about dem Ravens, Jax goes 3 and out, they're going 4 4th down less than 5 seconds ago from web
jmkcool2002 2nd and 9 8:26 in the 3rd quarter, Bart Scott misses a sack, he hasnt had a good season less than 5 seconds ago from web
jmkcool2002 BOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! less than 5 seconds ago from web
jmkcool2002 Finally Harbaugh, after all the plays all season that he hasnt challenged (ie Steelers game) he realizes that he is wearing a red flag LOL less than 5 seconds ago from web
jmkcool2002 That was a fumble!!!! Come on ref less than 5 seconds ago from web
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Beating the Odds: Interview with the Coach
Baltimore, (Tech Times/ Maverick Express) October 18th, 2008---- This week I spoke with the head football coach at Eastern Tech Marc Mesaros about the upcoming football season next school year as well as this year’s program that beat the odds and made it all the way to the state championships. Keep in mind that the answers are all paraphrased and not word for word or verbatim (as a member of the ET staff loves to say).
J.K.: What are the future plans for the football team?
Coach: What do you mean?
J.K.: Where do you guys see yourselves going next season?
Coach: Well we have a tough schedule coming up next season; we’re playing Milford Mill, Kenwood, Hereford, and Patuxent, a tough team from southern Maryland, we have that going as well as the fact that we are losing 12 starters this year. Although, what I can say about Eastern Tech kids is that they never give up, we lost 12 starters last season and nobody thought we would make it this far so we’ll see how it goes next season.
J.K.: Why do you believe your team was able to go to 2 straight state championships?
Coach: Work ethic, we’ve outworked a lot of teams and a lot of people.
J.K.: I agree, the thing that sticks out to me is dedication.
Coach: Well, your right and you can’t play in this program without that (dedication).
J.K.: What do you believe was the biggest factor in your loss to River Hill?
Coach: I think River Hill was on a mission, they had a size advantage over us even though Darian Conners ran for 88 yds. And you also have to keep in mind that they had 4 Division 1 players in the backfield and that more college kids are coming through over there, people like Mike Campanaro, their starting QB, he’s headed to Wake Forest so I think those were some big factors in the loss.
J.K.: Do you ever see the day here at E.T. where we have Division 1 recruiters coming here to recruit players?
Coach: Well, it’s already happening, of course I don’t want to get into the specifics but when a team starts winning ball games people wonder how they are able to win so much which will cause more people to come and see what’s going on here at Eastern.
J.K.: What was it like coaching on the same field, the Baltimore Ravens play on?
Coach: It was great and I had a pretty good time.
J.K.: I thought you hate the Ravens?
Coach: Let’s put it this way the Ravens will always be the Browns to me, I like what Rex Ryan is doing with his defense but I’ll always love my Black and Gold.
(Laughs from me thinking of how the Steelers will bust out of the playoffs in the second round, anyway LOL)
J.K.: OK, What is your viewpoint on the Maryland high school football scene?
Coach: I believe it’s underrated, I mean yeah some teams may not be as strong as say teams in Florida, Texas, Ohio or California but I think that there are a lot of good squads around here. I’m coaching in a high school football all-star game, practicing at the University of Maryland College Park and in my opinion the best kids here would be the best kids anywhere.
J.K.: How has the exposure of high school football in this area via Digital Sports, Comcast Cable affected your recruiting? (In public schools they don’t recruit for players like private high schools or colleges, philosophies of many public schools is that if you can get in academic wise you have what it takes athletic wise)
Coach: A lot of kids have shown interest in playing for Eastern which is great but it’s about education first, you don’t get into Eastern just because you’re a good football player, you have to be good on the academic side of things as well. The exposure has also helped increase our profile which is always good.
J.K.: Finally, how do you believe a national high school football championship should be decided? The way it is now via website rankings/mythical championship (i.e. Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com etc.) or a national playoff?
Coach: Look, with a national playoff it ruins the mystic, you would have to add another say 2 weeks onto the season, on top of that you have 2-3 hours of practice each day, travel schedules are out of whack, when do you ever have time to be a kid? How would you decide which state champions go and which stay, would you have another in-state playoff with say River Hill and Dunbar, which would mean more added on weeks, and if you don’t do that and you decide to just send some random team wouldn’t still be mythical, it would be just like the BCS system where there are some questions left unanswered. Too many agendas on the table for that kind of situation, you know what I mean?
J.K.: Yeah, I agree, with a playoff there would be even more of a mess than the BCS, anyways coach thanks for the interview, I really appreciate it.
Coach: You’re welcome anytime Jessie.
So there you have it, seems like the Eastern Tech football program is on the right track, they plan on beating the odds and believe that they can beat anybody any given FRIDAY! Coach kind of caught me off guard with the Steelers trash-talking, I mean the Steelers are probably the most vulnerable team in the NFL, if you can’t stop them in the 4th quarter (which both the Ravens and Cowboys over the past two weeks have failed to do) then you will beat them. Anyways, thanks to Mr. Mesaros for the interview. GO MAVS! GO RAVENS!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Well this is my 30th post ever on this blog so congrats to me LOL I've updated my blog so that to your left you can see my twitter updates whenever I twitter online. You can find out what I'm doing or what I'm ranting on all the time. For example right now I am putting the finishing touches to my homework and praying that Tex comes to town permanently and not just Christmas (i.e. Mark Texiaria signs with the O's) ESPN has so much erraneous reporting going on these days with the Cowboys as you know, and the O's, according to Dan Connolly of the Sun.
"ESPN.com reported today that the Orioles were likely out of the Teixeira sweepstakes unless the player was willing to offer a major hometown discount.Although some within the Orioles organization privately say they are not confident that they'll land Teixeira, the most sought-after bat in this year's market, MacPhail wouldn't characterize his club's chances or wave a white flag."Until we are told he is signing somewhere else, I don't think you can take yourself out of it," he said.The ESPN.com report comes a day after ESPN reported that Teixeira had an "enormous attraction" to the Orioles."
Come on ESPN make up your mind!!!
God is Love.
MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS!!! HAPPY EARLY B-DAY J.C.!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Butler leads Wizards over slumping Pistons
Washington SF scores 33; Dixon adds 16 points, seven assists
By Joseph White The Associated Press
10:04 PM EST, December 9, 2008
Washington's Caron Butler (left) defends Detroit's Allen Iverson during the second quarter. Butler led the Wizards with 33 points. (AP photo / December 9, 2008)
WASHINGTON - Caron Butler scored his expected 33 points, Juan Dixon added an unexpected 16, Darius Songaila got a surprising 15, and the Washington Wizards overcame a miserable start to rally for a 107-94 victory Tuesday night over the redesigned lineup of the Detroit Pistons.After a lifeless 1½ quarters in which the Wizards dug themselves a 17-point hole, they suddenly came to life to outscore the Pistons by 28 over the final 29 minutes.Songaila, Dixon (season-high points, seven assists), Dominic McGuire (3-for-3, six points), Andray Blatche (eight points, five rebounds), and Nick Young (nine points) all provided inspired play off the bench, and all the Washington starters not named Butler combined to score only 15 points.The Wizards improved to 3-5 under interim coach Ed Tapscott, while the Pistons have lost four of five and dropped to 7-9 since the trade for Allen Iverson. Iverson started at shooting guard Tuesday night but he wasn't much of a factor, scoring 13 points.
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Richard Hamilton scored a season-high 29 points, Rasheed Wallace added 19, and new starting point guard Rodney Stuckey had 10 points and 11 assists for the Pistons.Detroit debuted a new lineup featuring Stuckey at the point, with Iverson moved to No. 2 guard, Hamilton moved to small forward, Tayshaun Prince moved to power forward and Wallace moved to center. Center Kwame Brown was demoted to the bench and didn't even play.The moves were designed to jump-start a Pistons attack that had fallen to 22nd in the NBA in scoring. They appeared to pay immediate dividends, with Detroit racing to leads of 9-0 and 27-12. Wallace scored nine of the Pistons' first 11 points, followed by 14 of 16 from Hamilton, and the arena became as dormant as the Wizards' defense.Washington trailed by 36-19 in the second quarter, but Butler and Songaila led a 15-3 run that cut the deficit to 46-43 at the half. Tapscott rewarded subs Songaila and Dixon by starting them in the second half in place of JaVale McGee and Dee Brown.Songaila scored six straight Wizards points during one stretch in the third quarter, and Dixon began an 11-0 run with a jumper. Blatche's putback dunk gave Washington its first lead of the game, and a 6-0 spurt at the end of the period put the Wizards ahead 74-68 headed into the fourth.The Wizards have blown plenty of leads during their 4-15 start, but they didn't let the Pistons come closer than four points in the fourth quarter. Hamilton cut the lead to 92-88 with a jumper with 2:37 to play, but Songaila responded with a layup and the Wizards held on from there.Notes: Pistons F/C Antonio McDyess, who was re-signed by Detroit earlier in the day, played 25 minutes and scored nine points. He was traded to Denver in Iverson- Chauncey Billups trade and released by the Nuggets. "You could notice the difference without him. That was a big part of losing him in that trade," Pistons coach Michael Curry said. "The things he brought to the table were sorely missed." ... Hamilton and Wallace were both called for technicals for fussing at the officials. ... The game was played with just two referees after Phil Robinson became sick.
KANYE WEST- HEARTLESS
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HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!!!
UPDATE on my life: Sup whats good i'm just here chilling, just finished my homework, about to go to bed i'm very tired, i have no news, i'm blessed to see each day and be counted among the living, i have a huge project due Friday that I need to boost my grade, I started on it but have'nt finished it. (if u know me i think everything is huge, this project is only worth like 20 points lol) Hopefully I can do some more radio shows soon when I have time. Anyways hit me up anytime @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Peace and blessings. G2G TTYL GOD WILLING C U L8ER.
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