Wednesday, November 5, 2008
He absolutely smashed John McCain in the race to the White House. Beating John McCain 327 Electorate College seats to John McCain's 175. Everybody in the US wanted change. Hope and somebody to get themselves out of the hole that George Bush started to dug. They turned to Barack Obama. Promised to be the next John F Kennedy. But the question is could he be assasinated. I'll answer that question later. So it was Tuesday the 4th of November. Obamavs McCain. This election was litreally going to be decided by the "swing states" (the states that are to hard to say who will win.). Obama winning most of them. John McCain heavily dominated the south and mid-west America. Obama dominating the east states and the west, also winning the "swing states". Obama and McCain voting early trying to avoid the madness and straight away boarded the plane to try and get last minute votes. Either way it went this election would make history. If McCain got elected he would be the oldest president in history and Sarah Palin would be the first Female Vice-President. If Barack Obama won he would be the fist black-american president. The important states in the election were.
California: A state worth 55 electorate seats. The most you can get. This state is vital to any candidate who wants to win the us election.
Florida, Pennysylvania, Virginia and Ohio: True "swing states" together worth 86 electorate seats. "Republican Heartlands" but won by Barack Obama (Democrat). These states can depend on who wins the election.
The US election system is simple and easy to understand and explain. I shall explain. There are things called "College Electoral Votes". Each state gets a number of college seats. It depends on how many people are living in the state (pouplation) . For example California is the most populated state, meaning it gets 55 college seat. Wyoming only has half a million people meaning it only has three seats. The candidate who gets the most votes in that state gets the seats. The first person to get to 270 college seats gets sworn in as the president of the United States of America. Barack Obama scored an ashtonishing 327 seats John McCain only got 175 seats. Meaning Barack Obama has one. This election (campaign) has been overshadowed of the colour of Barack's Skin. I've left some quotes from Martin Luther King. Back to the assasination. Could Barack Obama be assassinated? A famous group of assassind (KKK) have been asked by hundred of hard-core racists to assassinate Barack Obama. But the group said that they will not assassinate Obama. The question is still high over Obama's security. Obama was placed in a Bullet-Proof room when he was ordering his victory speech.
This Election concludes in a stylish fashion Obama at the top. All we just need to do now is to watch and learn!
Quote's from Martin Luther King
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus." Martin Luther King
"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." Martin Luther King
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood." Martin Luther King
"We must use time creatively." Martin Luther King
"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people." Martin Luther King
"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." Martin Luther King
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." Martin Luther King
Monday, October 27, 2008
I have included my brief's off the Small-World Wiki.
HamilTRON brief about globalisation:
Globalisation is the communication and intergration of economies, industries, people, governments, social worlds and world leaders. Globalisation effects everyone, anywhere, anytime. Also in my opinion, I think society has changed dramatically in the few decades.
Has anybody heard of the Silk Road? (Clue: It was a very important step in globalization. And it involved traders, money and big companies!)
Well here's the answer if you were pondering.
The Silk Road is the small stretch of land (now known as Turkey) that links European traders to Asian and Persian (Middle Eastern) traders.
Traders bought and traded each other for money, jewllery and many other items.
I think this is related to modern globalisation beacause the traders had to travel. They had discovered a new place in the world (communication). They had built a new relastionship with other traders. And they had supported their economy by selling (exporting) their goods overseas to inject money into their economy. I think the Silk Road was a giant step to moder globalisation. Without it, Europe and Asia will not be as big in the economy as they really are right now!
On the news I heard that over half of China's toy makers have been bankrupt due to the global economic crisis. It's major importers (Hasbro, Mattel) have had their lowest record profit for this year. Toy prices are expected to go up. Also work conditions and working hours are to blame the bankrupcy. GLobalisation can even effect toys!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Do you know how Kakepuku is just under 450 meters and it looked pretty big when we were about to go on the bush. Well I just thought how big Mt Everest would be.
Sir Edmund Hilary must of had really big guts!!!
Mt Everest is like 200 Mount Kakepuku's!!!!!
Mt Everest is no joke.
Some people have died trying to climb the Summit because they have run out of oxygen!!!
But if you were right at the foot of it I mean it would be breath taking.
Over 8,000 meters of mountain!!! (29035 feet!!!)
If you were told to climb Mt Everest would you do it and why?
What would you take up there? (Oxygen would be good!)
If you were stranded on Mt Everest what would you do to get out of the mess?
Remember Mt Everest is a ice mountain.
You have to consider one big thing.
So think carefully and wisely about your choices!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I know crazy aye.
Post your thoughts about this event and say is Cricket already a popular game. Is this money getting spent well.
Have your say.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I have a theory.
Spongebob has a job at the Krusty Crab.
But when he has free time he often hangs out with his friend Patrick.
The reason why I am asking this is when he's with Patrick they do the most immature things.
Like play tag your it and play that by sitting down and just tagging each other.
They do many things that are stupid.
Poor Squidward he has to cope with all this.
What do you think.
Is Spongebob Squarepants a Kid or a Adult?????
P.S also write in your comment if you feel sorry for Squidward???
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The price of Petrol, Food, Dairy and goods have gone up sky-high.
Petrol 10 years ago 1 Dollar a Litre. Now 2 Dollars 6 Cents.
Bread 3 years ago 1 Dollar a loaf. Now 1 Dollar 60 cents at my dairy.
Cheese 2 years ago 8 Dollars a Kilo. Now nearly 12 Dollars a Kilo.
Milk 2 years ago 2 Dollars 50 Cents. Now 3 Dollars 30 Cents.
Life for our parents and Mr Woody must be very hard to live with the booming prices of daily goods.
In some countries the price of petrol is just over 4 Dollars a litre.
Some people are even writing complaints to the government to cut GST (Goods And Service Tax)
Currently at 12.5% to be cut off the basics.
So the price of living is going higher.
Imagine what it will be when were adults and trying to feed our children?
Guess what the prices of Petrol, Bread, Milk, Cheese and other goods that I haven't listed here.
It will be surprising to see your point of view.
Ordinary people selling goods to people.
The basic foods of life for example, milk, bread.
Some consumers take them for granted.
Some even go further.
Shop Owners are fearing for their own live.
Some are even scared of coming to work because the might be murdered, raped etc...
The question is, "Should Shop Owners be armed with weapons to protect themselves?"
The death of a 30 year old man has mad me furious of hopeless, stupid people just coming into a shop the shop owner begging for his life giving them everything they wanted and just getting shot dead.
For god's sakes we have to live with these people. By the end of this crime people will move away out of their homes cause of this.
His children are asking. "Where's my dad? Where's my dad?"
They don't even know he's dead.
We live in a country.
Unfourtunatly it has to be recked by a handful of scumbags!!!
That man shouldn't of died.
It's not only his family but us.
We have to look after ourselves.
Should Shop Owners Be Armed?
Say what and why in your comments.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Who: Louis Pasteur
Date of Birth: December 27th 1822
Occupation: Microbiologist and Chemist
What He Did:
Louis Pasteur was a French Microbiologist and Chemist famous for his remarkable breakthroughs in the defense of disease.
His experiments supported the “Germ Theory Of Disease “
Pasteur's later work on diseases included work on chicken cholera. Pasteur's later work on diseases included work on chicken cholera. During this work, a culture of the responsible bacteria had spoiled and failed to induce the disease in some chickens he was infecting with the disease. Upon reusing these healthy chickens, Pasteur discovered that he could not infect them, even with fresh bacteria; the weakened bacteria had caused the chickens to become immune to the disease, even though they had only caused mild symptoms.
Without Louis Pasteur’s discoveries we will all be dead!
Review By Adnan Abdullahi
1: Louis Pasteur's Portrait Photo
2: Louis Studying
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
LockersA high school has a strange principal. On the first day, he has his students perform an odd opening day ceremony:
There are one thousand lockers and one thousand students in the school. The principal asks the first student to go to every locker and open it. Then he has the second student go to every second locker and close it. The third goes to every third locker and, if it is closed, he opens it, and if it is open, he closes it. The fourth student does this to every fourth locker, and so on. After the process is completed with the thousandth student, how many lockers are open?
Einstein's riddleThere are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a person with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, or drink the same beverage.
Somebody owns a fish. The question is: who?
- The Brit lives in the red house.
- The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
- The Dane drinks tea.
- The green house is on the left and next to the white house.
- The green homeowner drinks coffee.
- The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
- The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.
- The man living in the center house drinks milk.
- The Norwegian lives in the first house.
- The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
- The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
- The owner who smokes Bluemaster drinks beer.
- The German smokes Prince.
- The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
- The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.
You've been on the island for days now and you are urging to be rescued.
The only food resource are a angry, speedy pack of wild boars.
They will out muscle and outrun you.
The wild boars smell you out and are charging toward you.
What will you do?
Post your comment.
It will be interesting what people do!
On this blog I will be having a Talent Quest.
Not the ones were you sing or yoodle or any thing like that.
It has a twist. Blog Styles!
State in a comment whats your freaky talent. For Example:
"I can pick my nose with my tounge."
I can dislocate my thumb and wriggle it around!
The talent that freaks me out the most wins!
There might even be a prize!
So get those talents up to scratch!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
It all came down to Matt Giteau's penalty kick.
The win seemed to go the chiefs way as Caullum Brace dropped a goal between the posts.
The Super 14 right now is to hard to predict of this years outcome.
The Crusaders have booked a home semi-final.
The Hurricanes are fighting for their second home semi in the whole history of the tournament.
The Chiefs fighting for their hopes for the final three spaces of the play-off.
The Blues and Highlanders have their dreams crushed.
So here's how it shapes out:
Super 14 Table
So the top 3 kiwi teams are:
The top 3 Aussie teams are:
Western Force 9th
Top 3 South African Teams are:
So it's going to come down to the haywire!!!
Please comment on who is going to win and about team form.
google search- super 14
P.S go the Chiefs!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Josef Fritzl's daughter Elisabeth emerged from the windowless basement where he had locked her up with three of her children and was reunited on Sunday with three other children from whom she had been separated shortly after birth. A seventh baby died in the cellar after it was born.
Austria's justice minister presented a bill on Tuesday to strengthen the country's "victim protection law", particularly in matters of sexual abuse.
In a case that has shocked Austria and the world, Elisabeth, now 42, spent nearly a quarter of a century without seeing sunlight with her daughter aged 19 and two sons aged 18 and 5.
The three other children - two girls and one boy - lived in the house above the cellar with Fritzl and his wife Rosemarie, who also had seven children of their own
Kepplinger said his clinic had a school where Elisabeth's children could be educated as part of their recovery process, and the three who had been locked up in the cellar could read and write, although not very well.
The reunion between Elisabeth and her mother Rosemarie had also been "astonishing", Kepplinger said.
DNA tests confirmed that Fritzl, a 73-year-old retired electrical engineer, was the father of all six surviving children his daughter had born, police said.
Prosecutors were now investigating him over the death of the seventh child, whose remains he had burnt in a furnace, and said he could be charged in connection with the child's death.
Detectives were still combing the 60 square metre cellar beneath Fritzl's home, Franz Prucher,
Fritzl appeared before a judge in St Poelten, the provincial capital of Lower Austria, on Tuesday, and was ordered to be held in detention while police inquiries continued.
Officials said Fritzl said nothing on the advice of his lawyer. He was calm and had been put in a cell where he can be monitored in case he tries to commit suicide.
Elisabeth Fritzl says her father lured her into the cellar in 1984 and drugged and handcuffed her before imprisoning her.
Her fate came to light when the 19-year-old daughter became ill and was taken to hospital. Doctors appealed for her mother to come forward to give details of her medical history.
She was stable but critical on Tuesday, in an artificially induced coma and breathing with a ventilator.
"Our patient is in a severely life-threatening condition which resulted from a lack of oxygen caused sometime between Wednesday and Friday when she was admitted," Doctor Albert Reiter said.
The case has shocked Austrians less than two years after teenager Natascha Kampusch escaped from the basement near Vienna where she had been locked up by an abductor for eight years.
"There are a million unanswered questions," investigator Polzer told Reuters. "How could he manage to live with what he had done? How did he fool everyone?"
"Fritzl was a very cunning man. He not only fooled his wife, but officials, the police, everyone."
Elisabeth and three of the children were kept in a complex which was in some places no more than 1.7 metres high and contained a padded cell, according to authorities.
DNA tests showed that Fritzl was the father of her six surviving children, police have said.
Watch One or Three news at 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The lucky China number is 8.
That means that the Olympics will start on the 8th month, the 8th day, the 8th second and the 8th millisecond!
China has a very tough task ahead of them. Pollution in China is so bad that you can't even see the sky, they only have a couple of blue sky days. Last year there were about 7 blue sky days from what I can remember from watching the news. Between now and August they are trying to reduce the pollution in the sky by having 'no car' days. Cars with their number plates ending in a odd number cannot drive their cars on every odd number of the week and cars with their number plates ending in even numbers cannot drive their car every other day. China have trialled the 'no car' days last year.
But that has already taken the toll on some athletes as Haile Gebrselassie.
The Ethiopian Long Distance runner (who has broken 25 world records and won numerous amounts of Olympic Medals) is not participating due to the pollution.
He thinks it will destroy his health.
So do you think that China will reduce their pollution to a acceptable limit by the time the Olympics start?
Do you think the no car days are a good idea for China?
Post your opinions about this topic.
You can also have debates about this.
P.S If you want to find info about Haile Gebrselassie I've left a link for you to visit.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
What a weekend!!!
The Hamilton 400 was a great success, with over 170,000 people swarming in to get a glimpse of the zooming cars.
As Russell Ingall predicted it was a crash fest proving a challenge for all drivers.
I got really annoyed of how many restarts there were!
Jamie Whincup was knocked out early due to a tap on the rear by Todd Kelly.
The Holden Hairpin (Turn 2) turned out to be the crash area with a few cars bundling out.
The dreaded chicane on the back straight claimed a few drivers.
Greg Murphy hit the tyre to later on destroy his steering to vanish his hopes of winning.
As the drama unfolded 1 man took the spotlight. Yes Garth Tander winning all three races to take out the Hamilton 400 and to win the Mark Porter Memorial Trophy. Mark Porter was a Hamilton Driver who died 2 years ago in the Bathurst 1000.
The best performing Kiwi was Fabian Coulthard who was fifth over all.
So Holden's Rule the streets of Hamilton for the first time. Can Ford's snatch that away next year. We'll just have to wait.
So a grand success for Hamilton.
How did you think it turned out?
If you have an opinion post a comment.
P.S The Chiefs beat the Crusaders!!!!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
They accused Hamilton of being noted as 'Boring' and not wanting to train in Hamilton before there encounter with the Chiefs.
This had fired us up, so we wanted to promote Hamilton to prove them Wrong.
So we earned the respect from the HCC to help them to promote Hamilton.
We've got a lady called Agent S to help us with this.
We will be presenting this as a digital story using Marvin.
Marvin is being developed as animation software.
We will be the first people to use this.
How cool is that!
Then they will be choosing from our class the top digital stories to promote Hamilton.
This is way better than just making posters.
And it also proves that little kids can shape a city.
Keep those comments coming