Thursday, February 28, 2013

Someone i cant seem to forget

I think of you
I always think of you
No matter how hard I try
I find myself doing that which I swore I would not do
I see your eyes, I see your lips
In my mind
And suddenly I become more of a recluse
There are women around me
Some razz some tush
But my mind is drawn inexplicably back to you
You could be crude
Uncouth even
Saying things even a saint would find uncool
But when I close my eyes,
Or I open them all I see is you
You turned your back on me
And to be fair to you
I left too
The reasons
Who knows?
Things right now are scattered
Troubled, unsettled
Like waves swirling
Round around
We go
I can almost hear benign voices say
Now am the crossroads
Wow! What a to do!
The question remains
What would Jesus do?
What will the righteous say?
Where will this troubled heart stay
Till the day breaks
I must give myself space
Lest bitterness turns to hate
I cannot afford to be late
For what the great
One brings to me
Horizon please come quickly
And put this hurting heart at peace
Before I run out of leash
And run after what will not appease
The hunger and completion
My spirit needs
God help me

To hear you speak

I wait to hear from you
Vision, dreams or wishes will not do
I need you to tell me what I am to do
So confused
Puzzled even
Oh what a to do!
I heard my mentor speak
And I must admit
I understood more than I use to do
But I need more to get free
From the shackles that hold my foot

Darkness moves
But in my mind's eye I already see the break of day
In my mind's eye I see hearts aglow
Mountains move
And righteous pleasures
That can only be from heaven's dew
But yet
I need to hear from you
I can't help thinking that it is because I don't know enough of you
That's why some of my mountains have not moved
I look into hate filled and disinterested eyes
But I pay them no mind
What I search none of them can give me in cash neither can they give in kind
I need to look inside
I need your voice to guide
I need you sweet Holy spirit
Please guide
And make this life truly worth my while

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Five First date blunders

Dating! One word but a wide complexity of meanings. Sometimes like love it is abused. So many make an abysmal failure of it; because like many things in the world we do not know how to go or should I say engage in it.
It could be because of poor people skills, etiquette or my personal favorite we are trying to get embroiled with something that we are not emotionally ready for. You take your pick.
However my objective is not to undertake a lengthy diatribe about the pros and cons of dating. Or to throw some advice around like some expert date doctor which I am most certainly not.
My objective is to point out five common first date blunders that most people make without even realizing it. If you read through them and see one or two that sound eerily similar to some things that you do then that might probably be the reason why you haven't had that much success with dating. Before I list them however I want to give you a short description of what dating is.
Dating is a form of courtship consisting of social activities done by two people with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a partner in an intimate relationship or as a spouse. While the term has several meanings, it usually refers to the act of meeting and engaging in some mutually agreed upon social activity in public together as a couple.
The protocols and practices of dating and the terms used to describe it vary from country to country. The most common idea is two people trying out a relationship and exploring whether they are compatible.
Now that we have an idea of what the term dating is let me point out five first date blunders people most often make without even realizing it.
There are certain things you should never do on a first date if you want the person to like you and go on a second date with you. One of the most common complaints is
1. Puntuality : - This for many singles is a big turn off. No one wants to sit around for an hour, dressed and ready to go or in some cases already at the meeting point and your date hasent shown. Being on time is KEY! And if something unexpected happens AT LEAST CALL!
2. Talking about your ex:- A big NO, NO to this one. Do not talk repeatedly about an ex or someone you have dated previously. Nothing is more annoying than listening to someone tell you how their ex did them wrong or how a previous date turned out to be a bad one. Whatever you do pay attention to the date you are on and forget about the previous loves of your life.
3. The truth:- Just because your date doesn't really know you well doesn't mean they won't be able to spot lies and exaggerations about who and what you are. I know we all feel the need to impress our date. To show off our best sides in a bid to make them more attracted to you. But you'd probably do better by being yourself. Keep in mind that whoever is gonna like you will like you airs or not so why not just stick to the truth?
4. Talking incessantly about the future:- Don't talk about future dates with the person. Don't mention marriage, engagement, travelling together to a faraway place or anything so bold. Just stick to having a good time. It is ok to ask if you can see the person later. But don't try to set up the next date on the first date.
5. Pay attention to your date:- Ask questions about him or her. But don't get too personal. Subjects to avoid include finances, previous lovers, weights or measurements. Acceptable subjects include hobbies or interests, what he or she does for a living, what college he or she attended, places they have visited and so on. But keep in mind that these topics need to be spread out over the entire evening and not fired away one after the other as if the person is on trial.
And whatever you do, don't gawk or stare at a beautiful woman or handsome man as they walk by since it is basically a slap in the face to your date. Don't go overboard with beverages or alchohol either. Your date doesn't want to see you drunk.
Well that's that. If you avoid these five first date blunders I believe you are well on the way to making your first date an instant success.
Till we talk again I remain Akintomide Ifedayo Adigwe
Have a nice day

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The dream

It comes as a still small voice
Then it becomes a choice
Something you must do
Before you find your voice

Only then can you say rejoice
Its more than just words
More than thoughts
Random variables
On the surface of time
With its movements it wouldn't be hard to imagine that it was benign

For so long I couldn't describe it
Couldn't find a name for it
It was bigger than me
Stretching even further than my eyes can see
In my mind's eye I realized I could become it
It was a choice
To chase my dreams
As outlandish as they might appear to others who see it in the raw state that it is
The choice was never what to be
The choice has always been how to actualize what I was seeing
The hunger is a booster for me
It drives me
To reach for it
And put away the darkness from my spirit
And BE what I was born to be
Only then will I live FREE!

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God on facebook

There are times I really wish God was on facebook
If he was I could tell him in my inadequate words how undeserving I am of his mercy
How without him I have no reason for living
Without him I am just the lowest of the low
The barest grain of a speck
And I say this with all seriousness
And not in jest
My very existence I am afraid is to worship him
And I am afraid I also do this very inadequately
God help me
Every thought, every task should be to please him
Not go pottering off to do my own thing

I sometimes wish God is on facebook
So I could craft these inadequate words
And beg for his mercy
Thank him for his graciousness
For sparing me
From the defilers of destiny
For perfecting my breathing
And to sleep so peacefully

But I guess he is on facebook
He is everywhere
Omnipotent, omnipresent
So he sees my pitiful attempts at pleasing him
So maybe just maybe
I would be doing that which pleases him
And not just walking,
Led by my every sinful whim
Everything should be and would be for him

But if God was on facebook
Like a fire
Or the quiet stillness of a running brook
Would u still post the things you do
Knowing he could see
The inconvenient utterances you make, pictures you paste without even having a clue
To the adverse effect these things have on you
And others whose destinies are to be shaped by you
What am I saying?
He may be and not be on facebook
Who knows and who knew?
But to tell you the truth
He is everywhere
And our goal is to do
Only that which pleases him
And which to some, might be considered to being a fool
But God is God and this is truth
So our job is to try
And be the best
So he could be proud of you
Me too!
God we are fallible
But somewhere inside us lies the capacity to love you
Help us to be what you want us to be
And to do
What you want us to do!
Make us cool
And take all the glory
For doing what you said you will do
Lord in heaven I lift my hands to you
And from my heart I adore you 

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Meanings behind movie titles

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Which nominated actress will kill it on the Oscars red carpet?

Mindy Mcready dead

Mindy McCready Dead Of An Apparent Suicide

Mindy McCready, 1975-2013 [photo: Frederick Breedon IV]Troubled country singer Mindy McCready, whose once promising career was upstaged by personal turmoil, has died in an apparent suicide. She was 37.
McCready's body was found about 3:30 p.m. Sunday on the front porch of her home in Heber Springs, Arkansas, with a single gunshot wound, the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office confirmed to Yahoo! Music. Deputies responded to 911 calls reporting gunfire.
Her body was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and her death is being probed, the sheriff says.
McCready's apparent suicide comes just a little more than a month after the death of her boyfriend, songwriter David Wilson, 34. The death of Wilson, who fathered McCready's younger son, is still under investigation.
It was after Wilson's death that McCready, whose struggles with drugs and alcohol were chronicled on VH1's "Celebrity Rehab," was committed to a psychiatric hospital and her two children, 6-year-old Zander and 9-month-old Zayne, were removed from her care.
Born Malinda Gayle McCready, she rose to fame as a teen singer in the 1990s behind the hit songs "Guys Do It All the Time," "Ten Thousand Angels" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)." She played up her all-American and pure-living image, sold more than 3 million records, and was briefly engaged to TV Superman Dean Cain.
But emotional problems, substance abuse and difficult relationships took their toll. By the time of her final release, 2010's "I'm Still Here," she was better known for "Celebrity Rehab" than her recordings.
A petition filed by McCready’s father revealed linger issues in the singer’s life, including alcohol and prescription drug abuse, as well as erratic behavior. According to a report obtained by E! News, Tim McCready attested that his daughter had taken to her bed since the death of her boyfriend last month. "Sleeps all day,” he reported. “Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs.”
Furthermore, McCready's dad claimed his daughter was refusing to bathe, was not taking care of her two young sons, and was acting violently. "Screams about everything," he stated. "Trying to hit father. Is not making any sense of any conversations with anyone."
The elder McCready also noted that Mindy was "very verbally abusive" to her older son.
After Mindy McCready was court ordered into the hospital, Billy McKnight--who is Zander's father--went to family court last week seek a detailed investigation into Mindy’s ability to care for their son. Both of Mindy's children were subsequently taken into custody by state family services.
Mindy's father had been staying with her at her Arkansas home until Sunday morning. According to E! News sources, when he left, "she was in good spirits and seemed to be fine."
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Gold or meteorite rush

"Meteorite rush" begins as Russian scientists find fragments

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A meteor that exploded over Russia's Ural mountains and sent fireballs blazing to earth has set off a rush to find fragments of the space rock which hunters hope could fetch thousands of dollars a piece.
Friday's blast and ensuing shockwave shattered windows, injured almost 1,200 people and caused about $33 million worth of damage, said local authorities.
It also started a "meteorite rush" around the industrial city of Chelyabinsk, 1,500 km (950 miles) east of Moscow, where groups of people have started combing through the snow and ice.
One amateur space enthusiast estimated chunks could be worth anything up to 66,000 roubles ($2,200) per gram - more than 40 times the current cost of gold.
"The price is hard to say yet ... The fewer meteorites that are recovered, the higher their price," said Dmitry Kachkalin, a member of the Russian Society of Amateur Meteorite Lovers. Meteorites are parts of a meteor that have fallen to earth.
Scientists at the Urals Federal University were the first to announce a significant find - 53 small, stony, black objects around Lake Chebarkul, near Chelyabinsk, which tests confirmed were small meteorites.
The fragments were only 0.5 to 1 cm (0.2 to 0.4 inches) across but the scientists said larger pieces may have crashed into the lake, where a crater in the ice about eight meters (26 feet) wide opened up after Friday's explosion.
"We just completed tests and confirm that the pieces of matter found by our experts around Lake Chebarkul are really meteorites," said Viktor Grokhovsky, a scientist with the Urals Federal University and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
"These are classified as ordinary chondrites, or stony meteorites, with an iron content of about 10 percent," he told RIA news agency.
He did not say whether the fragments had told his team anything about the origins of the meteor, which the U.S. space agency NASA estimated was 55 feet across before entering Earth's atmosphere and weighed about 10,000 tons.
The main fireball streaked across the sky at a speed of about 30 km (19 miles) per second, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos, before crashing into the snowy wastes.
More than 20,000 people took part in search and clean-up operations at the weekend in and around Chelyabinsk, which is in the heart of a region packed with industrial military plants.
Many other people were in the area just hoping to find a meteorite after what was described by scientists as a once-in-a-century event.
Residents of a village near Chelyabinsk searched the snowy streets, collecting stones they hoped would prove to be the real thing. But not all were ready to sell.
"I will keep it. Why sell it? I didn't have a rich lifestyle before, so why start now?" a woman in a pink woolen hat and winter jacket, clutching a small black pebble, told state television Rossiya-24.
The Internet filled quickly with advertisements from eager hunters hoping to sell what they said were meteorites - some for as little as 1,000 roubles ($33.18).
The authenticity of the items was hard to ascertain.
One seller of a large, silver-hued rock wrote in an advertisement on the portal "Selling an unusual rock. It may be a piece of meteorite, it may be a bit of a UFO, it may be a piece of a rocket!"
($1 = 30.1365 Russian roubles)
(Additional reporting by Ludmila Danilova and Gabriela Baczinska, Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel, Editing by Timothy Heritage and Andrew Heavens)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Drinking could cause cancer

Even Moderate Drinking Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

By | Healthy Living – 7 hours ago
Heart healthy? Maybe, but it also increases your risk of cancer, a new study shows. (Photo: Getty Images)New research shows that even a single alcoholic drink per day can increase your risk of developing certain types of cancer, including breast cancer in women.

Though people have long believed that a glass or two of wine can be good for your heart, the new study, conducted in conjunction with researchers in the U.S., Canada, and France, shows that the cancer risks far outweigh any heart-healthy benefits.

Related: What the Author of "Drinking With Men" Has to Say About Boys, Bars, and Drinking Alone

"Alcohol has long been known and recognized as a human carcinogen, so even some alcohol consumption raises your risks," Dr. Timothy Naimi, an alcohol researcher at Boston University's School of Public Health and a physician at the Boston University Medical Center who helped design and direct the study, told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. "On the balance of all people who begin drinking, many more people are killed by alcohol than helped by it."

Related: Heavy Drinking Raises Risk of Divorce

"No public health body or clinical body recommends that people start drinking to improve their health," he added.

The research, published Friday in the American Journal of Public Health, relied on existing data about cancer deaths, alcohol consumption, and risk estimates from other scientific studies. It marks the first time that researchers have examined alcohol-related cancer rates in 30 years.

They found that alcohol could be blamed for about 20,000 cancer deaths each year, or 1 out of every 30 cancer deaths in the United States, which was about what they expected. But while heavy drinkers faced the highest risks, about a third of those deaths were among people who drank only small amounts of alcohol—1.5 alcoholic drinks or fewer per day. And it didn't matter what type of drink was consumed; standard servings of beer (12 ounces), wine (5 ounces), and hard liquor (1.5 ounces) all contain the same amount of alcohol.

The stats sound scary, but Naimi told Yahoo! Shine that the risks for mild to moderate drinkers are very low. "The people who drink small amounts of alcohol needn't be duly concerned about this," he said. "But it is important to recognize that when it comes to cancer, there's no free lunch."

While more men die from alcohol-related cancers than women (men do tend to drink more), women have more adverse consequences from drinking, not only because they tend to have less body mass than men, but because they also metabolize alcohol less efficiently. The study found that about 6,000 female breast cancer deaths each year—or 15 percent—could be attributed to alcohol consumption; for men, cancers of the mouth, throat, and esophagus were the most common types of alcohol-related cancer. Alcohol is also linked to cancer of the liver, colon, and rectum.

The study also eliminated the common misconception that Europeans, especially in France and Germany, are healthier than Americans even though they drink plenty of alcohol. If Europeans are healthier, Naimi said, it's not likely because of their drinking habits: The number of cancer deaths attributable to alcohol in Europe was higher than in the United States.

Researcher acknowledge that people are unlikely to give up alcohol altogether. "In general, drinking less is better than drinking more, and for people who drink excessively it's something to think about," Naimi said. "Alcohol is a big preventable cancer risk factor that has been hiding in plain sight." 

Also on Shine:

Drinking Among College Freshmen Hits Record Low
What Your Drinking Habits Say About You
5 Amazing Lessons Learned by Giving Up Alcohol

Meteor explosion in russia

Meteor explodes over Russia; about 1,100 injured

MOSCOW (AP) — A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people.
The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was coming to an end. Many of the injured were cut by flying glass as they flocked to windows, curious about what had produced such a blinding flash of light.
The meteor — estimated to be about 10 tons — entered the Earth's atmosphere at a hypersonic speed of at least 54,000 kph (33,000 mph) and shattered into pieces about 30-50 kilometers (18-32 miles) above the ground, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.
Amateur video showed an object speeding across the sky about 9:20 a.m. local time, just after sunrise, leaving a thick white contrail and an intense flash.
"There was panic. People had no idea what was happening," said Sergey Hametov, a resident of Chelyabinsk, a city of 1 million about 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow.
"We saw a big burst of light, then went outside to see what it was and we heard a really loud, thundering sound," he told The Associated Press by telephone.
The meteor hit less than a day before asteroid 2012 DA14 is to make the closest recorded pass by the Earth for a rock of its size — about 17,150 miles (28,000 kilometers). But the European Space Agency said its experts had determined there was no connection — just cosmic coincidence.
The meteor released several kilotons of energy above the region, the Russian science academy said. According to NASA, it was about 15 meters (49 feet) wide before it hit the atmosphere, about one-third the size of the passing asteroid.
Some meteorite fragments fell in a reservoir outside the town of Chebarkul. The crash left an eight-meter (26-foot) -wide crater in the ice.
The shock wave blew in an estimated 100,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet) of glass, according to city officials, who said 3,000 buildings in the city were damaged. At one zinc factory, part of the roof collapsed.
The Interior Ministry said about 1,100 people sought medical care after the shock wave and 48 of them were hospitalized. Most of the injuries were caused by flying glass, officials said.
There was no immediate word on any deaths or anyone struck by space fragments.
Meteors typically cause sizeable sonic booms when they enter the atmosphere because they are traveling so much faster than the speed of sound. Injuries on the scale reported Friday, however, are extraordinarily rare.
"I went to see what that flash in the sky was about," recalled resident Marat Lobkovsky. "And then the window glass shattered, bouncing back on me. My beard was cut open, but not deep. They patched me up. It's OK now."
Another resident, Valya Kazakov, said some elderly women in his neighborhood started crying out that the world was ending.
Russian-language hashtags for the meteorite quickly shot up into Twitter's top trends.
Lessons had just started at Chelyabinsk schools when the meteor exploded, and officials said 258 schoolchildren were among those injured. Amateur video footage showed a teacher speaking to her class as a powerful shockwave hit the room.
Yekaterina Melikhova, a high school student whose nose was bloody and whose upper lip was covered with a bandage, said she was in her geography class when a bright light flashed outside.
"After the flash, nothing happened for about three minutes. Then we rushed outdoors. I was not alone, I was there with Katya. The door was made of glass, a shock wave made it hit us," she said.
Russian television ran footage of athletes at a city sports arena who were showered by shards of glass from huge windows. Some of them were still bleeding.
Other videos showed a long shard of glass slamming into the floor close to a factory worker and massive doors blown away by the shock wave.
The vast implosion of glass windows exposed many residents to the bitter cold as temperatures in the city were expected to plummet to minus 20 Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) overnight.
The regional governor immediately urged any worker who can pane windows to rush to the area to help out.
Meteroids are small pieces of space debris — usually parts of comets or asteroids — that are on a collision course with the Earth. They become meteors when they enter the Earth's atmosphere. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere, but if they survive the frictional heating and strike the surface of the Earth they are called meteorites.
The site of Friday's spectacular show is about 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) west of Tunguska, which in 1908 was the site of the largest recorded explosion of a space object plunging to Earth. That blast, attributed to a comet or asteroid fragment, is generally estimated to have been about 10 megatons; it leveled some 80 million trees.
Scientists believe that a far larger meteorite strike on what today is Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula may have been responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago. According to that theory, the impact would have thrown up vast amounts of dust that blanketed the sky for decades and altered the climate on Earth.
The meteor could have produced much more serious problems. Chelyabinsk is an industrial town long held to be one of the world's most polluted areas, and the area around it hosts nuclear and chemical weapons disposal facilities.
Vladimir Chuprov of Greenpeace Russia said the Russian government has underestimated potential risks of the region. He noted that the meteor struck only 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the Mayak nuclear storage and disposal facility, which holds dozens of tons of weapons-grade plutonium.
A chemical weapons disposal facility at Shchuchye also contains some 6,000 tons (5,460 metric tons) of nerve agents, including sarin and VX, about 14 percent of the chemical weapons that Russia is committed to destroy.
The panic and confusion that followed Friday's meteorite crash quickly gave way to typical Russian black humor and entrepreneurial instincts.
Several people smashed in the windows of their houses in the hopes of receiving compensation, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Others quickly took to the Internet and put what they said were meteorite fragments up for sale.
One of the most popular jokes was that the meteorite was supposed to fall on Dec. 21 last year — when many believed the Mayan calendar predicted the end of the world — but was delivered late by Russia's notoriously inefficient postal service.
The dramatic event prompted an array of reactions from prominent Russians.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, speaking at an economic forum in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, said the meteor could be a symbol for the forum, showing that "not only the economy is vulnerable, but the whole planet."
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a nationalist leader noted for his vehement statements, blamed the Americans.
"It's not meteors falling. It's the test of a new weapon by the Americans," the RIA Novosti news agency quoted him as saying.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said the incident showed the need for leading world powers to develop a system to intercept objects falling from space.
"At the moment, neither we nor the Americans have such technologies" to shoot down meteors or asteroids, he said, according to the Interfax news agency.
Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, called the back-to-back celestial events an amazing display.
"This is indeed very rare and it is historic," he said on NASA TV. "These fireballs happen about once a day or so, but we just don't see them because many of them fall over the ocean or in remote areas. "
Max Seddon in Moscow contributed to this story.

An unworthy salutation to the King of kings

At the mercy of a dimming battery
I wonder how long will it last so I can say what's on my mind and live care free
There is a beautiful world out there
And I am glad I am part of it
Wonders upon wonders surround me
But I am saddened cos for so long
I lacked the capacity to see it

There are the hills
The valleys
The multiplicity of the richness that surrounds me
Its hard to believe that at a time I felt I wasn't free
I am free
I have always been
Because my heavenly father loves me
Everything I do should have been to please him
I should have been the muse
Poet, thinker, ponderer and philosopher
He made me out to be
In his magnificient and brilliance
He created the spectacle
The awesomeness that is me
He blew air into my lungs
And inspite of everything the devil has done he kept me

Oh Lord how great art thee
You are my father
And your splendor humbles me

The world is my territory
And it could have been naught but thee
You gave life even when everything spoke death
Truly you are king!
Am glad it was you that birthed me
I bend down as a naija man and hail thee
You are the fuel that nourishes me
In you have I found my peace
Lord you are king!
Thanks for being rich unto me
And accept these pitiful lines
From unworthy me!

I Dare

Alone but not lonely
How true those words were
It suddenly occurs to me that
If you are unhappy
Or have been angered by someone
You determine where eagles dare
I dare to be different
I dare to fly solo

I dare to reach up to the heavens
I dare to feel completion
I dare to share
Bask in the magnificence
Of his spirit
Till pain and sadness fades into insignificance

I dare to put away anger
I dare to rise above sorrow
I dare to fight for tomorrow
I dare to laugh at her goodbyes
And forge ahead to the next welcoming smiles
I dare to forget all the lies
I dare to see freedom in my skies

I dare to go to a place where darkness will not faze me
Where sorrow will not touch me
Where casual indifference will not hurt me

I dare to fight for what I believe
I dare to make the world believe
I can be a king
Whether it wants or does not want me to be
I dare to believe
That I can achieve

And I dare to hope
That another day brings nothing but glory
And I dare to tell many more stories
Because inherent in that lies my glory
Dare anything
Its yours so take it
Regret is not in the offing

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A generation lost

I know the feeling
Do you? I hear you ask me
Its nothing more than a need powered by vanity
A complex
Inferiority.... More or less
Or a smokescreen to hide our nakedness
The emptiness
That no matter how hard we try
Or lie
We have no shield
To cover our inadequacies
To an unforgiving world
Before forces that are our greatest critics
And biggest judge
I read facebook posts
Blogs, and sound people off
Laughing cos of how many are trying to sound smart
Here we are trying to present a side to the world which will be more at home in a video game world
No one is who they claim to be anymore
They argue topics
Spill out logic
Drop acronyms
That sounds like some mismatched or poorly written literature
And sit back and smile saying
I am the FUTURE!!
I shudder at that future
Where fakeness and airs become modern day lore
Should that happen we are accursed
Where is the African voice?
I don't want no Kim Kadashian
Ben Affleck or Robin Givens walking through my door
I want to see an Achebe
A soyinka
Though I would pass up on
An 'Amanda
But that's me so don't judge
Where is our identity?
Is it LOST?
Jeez! Am tired of it all!
Phoney accents
Ludicrous airs
A billion likes
And gazillion shares
But in all the big words
There is nothing but emptiness
A wretched unforgiving
That I shudder just thinking about it
This land is slowly leaning to the lost
All I can pray and say is God help us all
And to all my fellow Nigerians
I rest my case
You be the judge
Cos am GONE!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fugitive ex cop shoots two officers

Fugitive ex-cop Dorner barricaded in cabin after shooting two officers

By | The Lookout – 2 hrs 0 mins ago
[Updated at 3:15 p.m. PT]
Disgruntled former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner is believed barricaded in a mountain cabin after wounding two deputies during a gun battle this afternoon, according to the San Bernardino County sheriff's office.
Authorities have the cabin surrounded near Big Bear Lake, which is about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Dozens of SWAT officers and armored vehicles have been sent to the scene.
"Enough is enough. It is time to turn yourself in," said an unidentified police commander. "It is time to end the bloodshed."
A police source told the the L.A. Times that the shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car. A spokeswoman with the San Bernardino sheriff's office said the two wounded deputies were transported from the area via air ambulance. Their conditions were not immediately known.
"Suspect is pinned down next to the shooting scene," a San Bernardino dispatcher said over a police radio channel. "Marshals have a positive ID and visual of the suspect."
A 3-mile-wide perimeter has been set up by police, and authorities were asking news helicopters not to broadcast live video of the cabin.
"We don't want to tip our hand," a police commander said.
Residents in the area were being told to stay inside and lock their doors. The California Highway Patrol has closed all highways near the scene.
"People should stay away from that area. It is not safe right now," a police spokeswoman told KTLA-TV.
Dorner has been on the run for seven days. He is accused of killing three people--including one police officer--last week.
The 33-year-old former naval and LAPD officer turned triple-murder suspect, has been at the center of a massive manhunt stretching from the Bernardino Mountains—where his burned-out pickup truck was found last week—to the Mexican border.
In a manifesto posted online earlier this month, Dorner promised "unconventional and asymmetrical warfare" against the LAPD, which fired him in 2008. On Saturday, actor Charlie Sheen—who was mentioned in Dorner's online manifesto—released a video pleading with the accused killer to call him.
On Saturday, police conducted a door-to-door search for Dorner in Big Bear Lake, Calif., but snowfall hampered their efforts in the surrounding mountains.
On Sunday in Los Angeles, an increased police presence was seen at the Grammy Awards, which some thought Dorner might target. In Northridge, Calif., a home improvement store was evacuated after a report of a possible Dorner sighting, hours after the LAPD announced a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest.
"This is the largest local reward ever offered, to our knowledge," Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said at a news conference. "This is an act of domestic terrorism. This is a man who has targeted those that we entrust to protect the public. His actions cannot go unanswered."
Yahoo News staffers Jason Sickles and Dylan Stableford contributed to this report.