Remember the world heroe, Muntazer al-Zaidi, the reporter that threw his shoes at Mr.George W. Bush? Well, he was recently in Paris and during a press conference some Iraqi guy threw his shoe at Muntazer. This cool dude in a suit comes up and socks him one in the face and then another before he is pulled away and then he was basically on his own, he didn’t get arrested I assume.
Anyway, here is the video. As to the validity of this one, I think its real. The Al-Zaidi shoe throwing incident has too many kinks for me to call it legitimate, I think that one was just for publicity. This one is for realzzz!
To much of my surprise I saw, on Yahoo, the above title (minus the questions mark). The story goes, George W.Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq. During a press conference with Iraqi president (I don’t know his name) a Journalist throws both of his shoes at the President. The President ducked and was NOT hit by either shoe. No one was injured during this fiasco.
As all of you probably know my anti-New World Order attitude, it only seems natural for me to debunk this. I am, and I think you will be pleased with the results.
Before we start I want everyone to see the real thing so here is a video. The captions in the video are what the journalist is saying during his rampant shoe throwing.
Now let me show you the flaws with this whole scenario and why this was all an act…..a rehearsed act. Just like the Bin Laden Videos.
Mr.Bush, Just seconds before a Journalist throws the first of two shoes at him.
Mr.Bush, Just milliseconds before a Journalist throws the second of two shoes at him.
Now lets skip to the more exciting part. While the shoe is actually making its way over Mr.Bush’s head.
Mr. Bush, while the first of two shoes comes over his head.
Let us analyze the first flaw in this act.
"How is Bush able to duck, yet the Iraqi president can't react?"
How is Bush able to swiftly duck, yet the Iraqi president can barely react? That “shoe” is a sandal, which carries significantly less mass which means significantly less velocity.
The second shoe is flying over Bush's head.
Now the flaws.
"The Iraqi President has yet to offer a believable reaction."
The Iraqi President has yet to offer a believable reaction. Unwillingly, extending your arm is in no way protecting the president nor changing the trajectory of the sandal.
Seconds after Bush nearly get hit in the head by two shoes thrown by a journalist.
Now the flaws of this image.
Bush shoos a security guard after the guard comes to his aid.
You may need to watch the video again to spot this one. Mr.Bush actually shoos the guard away as the guard comes to his aid.
Now I want to talk about the key area in this video. It is the whole back half of the room. Here is an untouched picture with no visual aid from me. Pay attention to the back half of the room. Just think, what is missing?
Pay attention to the back half.
Do you know what’s wrong? well, here are the answers.
The chandelier is in the way of the sandal throw.
First off, their are no security guards behind the president or on either side. There isn’t even anyone sitting at the desk to the left. Here’s why, Judging by the reflections of the chandelier off the wall and desk, the chandelier is directly or approximately under the desk and in line with Bush and the Iraqi president. To be honest I’ve never seen the president, or any president, talk at a podium at the FAR right of a room and skip the middle. If Mr.Bush and the Iraqi president were in the middle of the room, like they were suppose to be, and the guards were near the president, like they were suppose to be, The sandal would have hit the chandelier and all havoc would wreak. Pieces of chandelier would be everywhere and the president could have been injured.
If you look at the chandeliers height, based on reflection, it is right in-line with the door which is at a safe guess of 7ft. Assuming that the president is an average height of 6ft that makes the chandelier only 1 foot higher than the presidents head.
Instead of catastrophe, the sandals quietly slam into the wall behind and guards suspiciously run out from the door on the side of the wall behind the president. It took a whopping 7 seconds for the guards to reach the president from that back room as well as the guard that had to stagger over people. According to my calculations if the journalist had a standard hand gun, he could have got off 9 to 11 shots in that same period of 7 seconds. The last time the secret service was not around the president was during John F.Kennedy’s deadly drive through Dallas.
So, with all this texting going on it’s hard not to think that the english language will be replaced with this absurd way of communication. A language were “great” becomes “gr8”, “before” turns into “b4”, and “anyone” transforms to “ne1”. What will books look like in a txt-ing world, articles, websites? well, we’ll just have to see. After some facts about texting, I will actually write the first ever article to be written in text or leet (l337) since leet was invented before text, thus text is leet and they both reside as web language. Personally I prefer leet over text mainly because it incorporates numbers in place of letters more than text, hence “leet” becomes “l337”.
Facts about SMS text usage:
Facts from Wikipedia.
Many companies have claimed to have sent the very first text message but according to a former employee of NASA Edward Lantz, the first was sent via one simple 1989 Motorola beeper in 1989 by Raina Fortini from New York City to Melbourne Beach, Florida using upside down numbers that could be read as words and sounds. The first commercial SMS message was sent over the Vodafone GSM network in the United Kingdom on 3 December1992, from Neil Papworth of Sema Group (using a personal computer) to Richard Jarvis of Vodafone (using an Orbitel 901 handset). The text of the message was “Merry Christmas”. The first SMS typed on a GSM phone is claimed to have been sent by Riku Pihkonen, an engineer student at Nokia, in 1993.
Today text messaging is the most widely used mobile data service, with 35% of all mobile phone users worldwide or 4.2 Million out of 7.3 Million phone subscribers at end of 2003 being active users of the Short Message Service (SMS). In countries like Finland, Sweden and Norway over 72% of the population use SMS. The European average is about 85% and North America is rapidly catching up with over 40% active users of SMS by end of 2006. The largest average usage of the service by mobile phone subscribers is in the Philippines with an average of 15 texts sent per day by subscriber. In Singapore the average is 12 and in South Korea 10.
Text messaging was reported to have addictive tendencies by the Global Messaging Survey by Nokia in 2001 and was confirmed to be addictive by the study at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium in 2004. Since then the study at the University of Queensland in Australia has found that text messaging is the most addictive digital service on mobile or internet, and is equivalent in addictiveness to cigarette smoking. The text reception habit introduces a need to remain connected, called “Reachability”. In the 2000s, the term thumb wrestling has been used to describe non-verbal fighting using text messaging on cellular phones.
Short message services are developing very rapidly throughout the world. In 2000, just 17 billion SMS messages were sent; in 2001, the number was up to 250 billion, and 500 billion SMS messages in 2004. At an average cost of USD 0.10 per message, this generates revenues in excess of $50 billion for mobile telephone operators and represents close to 100 text messages for every person in the world.
Text messaging has become so popular that advertising agencies and advertisers are now jumping into the text message business. Services that provide bulk text message sending are also becoming a popular way for clubs, associations, and advertisers to quickly reach a group of opt-in subscribers. This advertising has proven to be extremely effective, but some insiders[weasel words] worry that advertisers may abuse the power of mobile marketing and it will someday be considered spam.
Ladies and gentlemen…..your glimpse into the future!
The first article ever to be fully written in text/leet or web lingo!
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And there it is folks, the first article ever to be fully written in text/leet or web lingo what ever the heck you wanna call it!!!
Just to prevent any confusion, I have provided the original article below.
Their has been some debate over where and when the first ever text message took place. According to NASA the first text message was sent via one simple 1989 Motorola beeper in 1989 by Raina Fortini from New York City to Melbourne Beach, Florida using upside down numbers that could be read as words and sounds. However, The first SMS typed on a GSM phone was by Riku Pihkonen, an engineer student at Nokia, in 1993.
Text messaging was slow to start, but to day it has turned into a multibillion dollar industry for cell phone companies and has become highly popular amongst hip urban people. It is the fastest and hip-est ways to communicate even earning it self a space on the list of officially recognized addictions. A study at the University of Queensland in Australia has found that text messaging is the most addictive digital service on mobile or internet, and is equivalent in addictiveness to cigarette smoking. Apparently nowadays millions of people suffer from “reachability” or a need to stay connected.
If 500 billion text messages were sent in 2004. What’s going to happen in the future, what will happen to the teens of the future if they are accustomed to texting one another for 20 hours a day and half of the teens suffer from text addiction? With texting rapidly growing many people fear that the english language may slowly be replaced by texting. Teachers are already seeing the affects of texting with an incline in grammatical errors in school work.
We can’t talk text, but we can certainly write it. Texting is not going anywhere soon, as far as I’m concerned it is here to stay for a very long time. Will it be long enough? Long enough to wipe out a whole language? I believe that is up to you.
The above article was written by Sabers210 with the help of Wikipedia and www.transl8it.com
“As far as puckhead dedication during the Stanley Cup playoffs, this is hardcore: Zach Smith, 19, of Cleveland is a Detroit Red Wings fan. He snuck an octopus into Mellon Arena for Game 4 by putting it in a plastic bag and taping it to his stomach. He tossed it on the ice after the anthem and was promptly ejected. He left the Pittsburgh Penguins arena, threw on a Red Wings jersey … and re-entered the game via a $300 ticket purchased from a scalper.” – Yahoo Sports
Wow, now that a hockey fan! Folks, this is what sets hockey apart from other sports. Basketball is already ruined, football is already ruined and hockey is well on its way so long as Gary Bettman stays there. It just seems that all sports in America is shrouded by cheating and gambling and making millio….no billions of dollars. It these type of things, like what young Zach did, that help the people regain control over their sport. To tell you the truth, if the people where to suddenly stop watching sports Gary Bettman, David Stern and their goons would be crying like the little cheating babies they are. Just the NBA its self needs a few articles for me to expose their filthy lies, but honestly we …er I don’t really have time for that.
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