Friday, March 27, 2009

Financial crisis 'caused by white men with blue eyes'

Gordon Brown greets Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

A British minister warned leaders of the world's biggest economies yesterday that they must produce more than empty rhetoric at the crucial G20 summit in London next week.

Lord Malloch-Brown, the plain-speaking Foreign Office minister who is playing a key role in the negotiations ahead of the meeting, said: "We can't again engage in meaningless, empty commitments which don't survive the flight home." Leaders risked fueling public dissent if they did not agree on action to tackle the recession, with dire consequences for the poorest nations.

But he said Thursday's summit may not have an immediate impact. "The global economy is going to go on descending on 3 April, the massive destruction of wealth that is going on is not going to be stopped by any leaders' communique. Stock markets may be arrested and turned around but we are in for a very tough 2009 under any circumstances – including a successful G20 summit."

In Brazil, Gordon Brown continued his pre-summit tour but there was embarrassment when his host, President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, said the financial crisis was caused by "white people with blue eyes". He told a joint press conference with Mr Brown that he had never met a black banker.

"This is a crisis that was caused by people, white with blue eyes. And before the crisis they looked as if they knew everything about economics," he said. "Once again the great part of the poor in the world that were still not yet [getting] their share of development that was caused by globalisation, they were the first ones to suffer.

"Since I am not acquainted with any black bankers, I can only say that this part of humanity that is the major victim of the world crisis, these people should pay for the crisis? I cannot accept that. If the G20 becomes a meeting just to set another meeting, we'll be discredited and the crisis can deepen."

Downing Street sources suggested the controversial remarks were meant for "domestic consumption".

Mr Brown called on G20 leaders to set up a $100bn (£69bn) fund to revive trade and said that levels of trade credit, which exporters and importers use to settle accounts, must be increased. He said worldwide trade was set to fall for the first time in 30 years: "Literally thousands of businesses who want to trade around the world are being prevented from doing so by the absence of trade credit available to them."

Today Mr Brown will attend a conference of centre-left parties in Chile on the last leg of his tour. James Purnell, the Work and Pensions Secretary, will tell the meeting: "Over the last decade the British government has done more redistribution than any other developed nation. It [the crisis] means... we can't create equality in the old way.

"While we will always have a moral duty to tackle poverty as we find it we can't simply take money from one set of people and give it to another, and call that equality. That is a palliative.

"Instead, the left needs to remember that it started off as a movement about power. We need to recognise that income inequality is just part of a wider struggle against the inequality of power. The greatest injustice is when people cannot achieve their goals because someone else with power stops them."

Spot the banker: Workers told to ditch suits

City workers have been told by their employers to wear casual clothes instead of suits next week in anticipation of violent protests across London during the G20 summit.

Financial institutions including Barclays, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Citi and Deloitte have emailed employees instructing them to wear plain clothes to work to avoid being targeted by demonstrators, sources told The Independent yesterday. Workers have also been told not to carry sensitive data and electronic equipment, and to consider postponing important meetings until the following week.

Demonstrators plan to stage a carnival in the Square Mile on Wednesday, featuring live music, street theatre and the hanging of banker effigies outside the Bank of England. On Thursday they will march through London's other financial centre, Canary Wharf, heading for the ExCeL Centre where the G20 summit is being held.

Police are said to be more worried about the protests in the City since Canary Wharf is covered by an extensive network of CCTV cameras.

One investment banker said yesterday: "When you tell a bunch of bankers to dress down, they wear a shirt, jumper, chinos and deck shoes. It makes us stick out more than if we we're wearing suits."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

F1 Car Driven by BlackBerry Storm

In this video, these guys setup a BlackBerry Storm to control an RC car using Bluetooth. Supposedly, the engineers at McLaren saw their video and contacted them about Lewis Hamilton driving a real F1 car using the BlackBerry Storm on the track. I am not sure if this is fake or not, but either way it is a pretty cool video.

I just felt the need to post something a little different!!!

This is my kind of fun!!!


Mr. Lovettelli Speaks And You Will Listen!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Talking White" A Problem That Many Kids Have!!!

What exactly is "talking white?"

One of the greatest plights facing black youth today is false identity. Consistently, from the poorest neighborhoods, to the bourgeoisie of black folks, people who lack proper perspective, vision, and clarity about who they've been created to be will destroy their own lives in some way or another.

In a Washington Post article titled, "When the Street and the Classroom Collide", an AP English teacher in Alexandria, Virginia shares observations on the effects of the street and other cultural pressures on the success of students in the classroom,"Obviously, there are many low-income minority kids who strive and manage to do well in school despite their disadvantages. But sadly, they're not the majority.

Too many of them -- and especially the boys -- accept the idea that school is a white-oriented institution that doesn't offer anything they need or want. The boys' attitude is to idolize millionaire rappers and basketball stars, to believe that you can't be a real man and a student at the same time and that if you study you're a sellout. This set of ideas is so strong and prevalent that it often affects even middle-class or lower-middle-class students.

So where do we go from here? How do we break this viscous cycle and help our boys understand that there is a time and place for them to use their own language? How drastic of a move from parents or members of the community must be taken to get the word out that street language is not acceptable and will not help you excel in life?

It is also necessary to show our young boys from very early that it's cool to stay in school and hopefully President Obama is proof positive of that but we can't depend on him to do what should be done in our homes first and foremost. This will probably be hard for some because the parents speak in this fashion anyway so it's normal for a child to pick up the slang at home and then use it in the street. They say it starts at home and if it doesn't get corrected there then it will be the same in public.

I understand it's fashion, a lifestyle that popular but the majority of the public and society doesn't speak this way or understand you and every kid learns proper english from a very young age once in school but if we don't reinforce what they have learned in school it's a waste of time later on.

Can you answer any of these questions...if so you need to get the book "How To Hustle and Win" since doing it the conventional way is too white for you. Give it to someone you know and maybe they will see that the only job out there for them is working in a black owned art store, records store selling oils and incense. Leave the real money to be made by the white folk and the black that act and speak white!!! We thank you for making my income rise and making me look very good to everyone else.

  • You’ve always been intelligent, but hated school because they only taught bullsh*t.

  • You see the injustices and wrongs going on all around you, and it’s driving you nuts.

  • You want to change something in the world, or in yourself, but just haven’t figured out how.

  • You know you’re not just another “n*gga.”

  • You’re not waiting on Jesus to come back and save you.

  • You wonder why other people are such followers and hypocrites.

  • You know there’s more to life than this.

  • You’re always questioning things.

  • You’re not scared to challenge the ideas most people believe.

  • You want better for yourself, your family, and/or your people.

If anything look at the atheletes and rappers/artist and if you listen to the news surrounding the public figures many of them lose money that they should be making because of their poor laguage skills. If I'm discussing a multi-million dollar contract for my services I would speak clearly and make sure all parties involved understand my needs. Most of these people have a person that they speak to, that speaks for them and listens to what they need. The problem is that some people get taken advantage of and lose money hand over fist because they didn't negotiate they contractual terms or couldn't read the fine print. That's as sad as things can get I think!

So the next time your out and hear one of our young people talking and wondering why they are not getting the results they desire, let them know that maybe their choice of vocabulary and the way they speak is making things a little more difficult and if they tried to communicate another way they might get a more desired result.

Help where you can and let's get the kids pointed in the right direction.

Mr. Lovettelli Speaks And You Will Listen!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mother Caught Driving While Breast-Feeding

Hello All,

Now I have held back as long as I could and I figured it is time to speak on this one! This is what you can call "6 different levels of stupid!!!" I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for this woman at all. This is exactly why women lose their children...for being stupid! Let's break this down:

Mother of children appears to be an adult.
Appearence only
Multiple children in the vehicle.
Breastfeeding child and several kids in the back of minivan
Woman was driving a minivan.
Minivan is not a vehicle that is in destructable
Woman was talking on a cell phone.
Who is so important that she needed to talk to them while all of this is going on
Children were not in car seats to comply with the law.
She doesn't think that anything will happen to her or her kids
Woman yelled at the original caller to 911 about her breastfeeding while driving.
Another driver speaks to her and get yelled at and she has the nerve to have an attitude about it anyway!

After all that she was told by the police officers not to drive and feed her baby anymore! Her response to them was "Compton said she will take the advice of the officers into consideration, but she may breast feed her baby while driving in the future if she feels that is is necessary." Is this woman for real??? She must know Octo-Mom or something because she said she would do it again!

One more thing, where is her man/husband/boyfriend/baby daddy whatever you want to call him? If there is one close by I would like to see where is stones are located...maybe in a jar on the nightstand on her side of the bed! One comment I read on this subject was poetic in a sense. The girl said if her man was around this was one of the few times he should have Rihanna'd her butt and knock some sense into her.

I think this woman is wrong on so many levels and if she gets to keep her kids or goes to jail but she deserves what she gets!

Mr. Lovettelli Has Spoken And You Will Listen!!!

KETTERING, Ohio'''Police say an Ohio mother has been charged with child endangering after another driver reported she was breast-feeding and talking on the phone while driving. The caller told police in suburban Dayton that he spotted the minivan-driving mother dropping off children at a school Thursday morning.

Officer Michael Burke says authorities used a license plate number to track down 39-year-old Genine Compton, who told them she was breast-feeding and wouldn'''t let her child go hungry. He says the child was younger than 2 years old. Burke says the legal concern is that Compton had a child in her lap, not that she was breast-feeding in public.

He says she faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,800 fine if convicted of the misdemeanor. The women was spotted and reported by another motorist as she drove along merrily breast-feeding her child while talking on a cell phone. Police in the Dayton suburb of Kettering used her license plate number to track down 39-year-old Genine Compton. Genine told officers she was breast-feeding not wanting to let her child go hungry (no explanation why she needed to talk on the phone at the same time). Police charged Genine with child endangerment because she had an under 2 years old child in her lap while driving instead of a child seat, not that she was breast-feeding in public