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Wikipedia Making The Kids Dumb

July 8, 2008 Comments off

While Wikipedia can be a useful tool for lazy webmasters and bloggers who can’t be bothered to search for pictures for their site *whistling* it is making the kids dumb.

The publicly edited encyclopedia, that is often strewn with errors, is being blamed for falling test scores. I have to agree that it can be full of inaccuracies.

50 Cent

One day I logged on to Wikipedia and it said “50 Cent is a Mexican gaylord.” I thought to myself, “Wow, I didn’t know 50 Cent was Mexican.” Seriously, it did say that, proving you can log on at any given time and get the absolute wrong information.

Imagine little Timmy’s creative writing assignment starting off with the line “50 Cent is a Mexican gaylord.” That little boy would get an F-.

Once I logged on and it said Madonna can sing. I laughed ’til I cried. Ok, that last one didn’t happen as true as it is, but the 50 Cent one did.

Falling exam passes blamed on Wikipedia ‘littered with inaccuracies’

WIKIPEDIA and other online research sources were yesterday blamed for Scotland’s falling exam pass rates.

The Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC) said pupils are turning to websites and internet resources that contain inaccurate or deliberately misleading information before passing it off as their own work.

http://news.scotsman.com

http://www.judiciaryreport.com/wikipedia_making_the_kids_dumb.htm

50 Cent’s Son And Ex-Girlfriend Burned Out Of Home

May 31, 2008 Comments off

The Roof, The Roof, The Roof Is On Fire…

50 Cent and son Marquis

For several months rapper 50 Cent has been fighting to have his 10-year-old son Marquis and the boy’s mother, Shaniqua Tompkins, evicted from the home he owns in which they reside in Dix Hills, New York. Things became so acrimonious, it ended up in court.

It was reported that a member of the rapper’s entourage trashed the office of Shaniqua’s lawyer. Today, it was reported the house burned down. The child and his mother were present and taken to the hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Many are speculating 50 Cent or someone in his entourage had something to do with the blaze, as the authorities have labeled the fire “highly suspicious.”

One thing is for sure, his son and the people that were present in the house at the time of the fire will be traumatized by this incident, as it was reported they had to flee the burning house from the second floor. Arson is a very serious crime punishable by years in prison.

They also lost some of their personal belongings in the fire. The house and its contents are most likely insured, but there are some things insurance just can’t replace, like a person’s peace of mind, especially that of a child.

50 Cent and Shaniqua

Having to flee your burning home from the second story, while your things go up in flames, is an experience they will never forget and someone ought to pay for that. Furthermore, what if someone had died in the blaze?

‘Suspicious’ fire guts 50 Cent-owned home in Dix Hills”

A raging fire that one fire official called “definitely suspicious” gutted a Dix Hills home owned by the Grammy-nominated rapper 50 Cent Friday morning, sending six people inside the house to the hospital.

An eyewitness told Newsday that among the injured, all of whom suffered smoke inhalation according to fire officials, were 50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, and their 10-year-old son, Marquise.

“She was all right,” eyewitness Frank Hoyte, a Newsday employee, said, adding: “But she was angry.”

He said Tompkins was standing outside the home as it burned. Two young boys, one of them Marquise, two teenage girls and “an older woman” were also standing with Tompkins, Hoyte said.

“I walked around the back of the house and saw six people climbing out” of a second-story window onto a small eave, about 15 feet above the backyard, he said.

He then helped Tompkins, her 11-year-old son Marquise, another woman, and two other children and a teenager navigate their way to the ground, and he grabbed the children’s ankles as they dangled down from the roof.

“I helped break their fall,” Bose said. “One of the girls, I didn’t see what she had in her arms until later. She had a guinea pig in her arms,” Bose said.

“They were scared,” Bose said of the rescued people. “They thanked me.”

http://www.newsday.com

REPORT: Member of 50 Cent’s Entourage Trashes Lawyer’s Office

TMZ.com is reporting that 50 Cent and his ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins were in a heated argument earlier this week that spilled out onto New York City streets.

The gossip website is also reporting that following a day of depositions, a member of 50′s entourage trashed Tompkins lawyer’s office and a police report was filed.

This escalated into an argument on the streets outside of the lawyer’s office. Video of the incident can be seen here.

http://www.hhnlive.com

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Madonna’s “Hard Candy” Receives Terrible Reviews

May 14, 2008 Comments off

Madonna’s infringing CD “Hard Candy” has been the recipient of terrible reviews. The album really is quite poor and has seen the phony pop star butchering other people’s copyrighted works.

Many critics are now accusing her of ripping off others music and following trends well after they happened, when she falsely claims to be an innovator. No, she is the imitator and always has been.

In going over some of the songs on her “Hard Candy” CD I also heard other people’s lyrics on her album, not just mine. For example:

In one song she rips off R. Kelly stealing his lyric “Silence can seem so loud” from his big hit “I Believe I Can Fly.”

In another song she ripped off Ciara’s 2007’s smash “Promise” for her 2008 “Spanish Lesson” that appears on Hard Candy by lifting the following lyrics:

Ciara 2007: You can be my teacher I’ll do homework. You can give me extra credit baby I’ll do more work.

Madonna 2008: If you do your homework. Maybe I will give you more work.

Then there’s the 50 Cent rip off where she steals his song “Candy Shop” calling her own version “Candy Shop as well, whilst ripping off his lyrics.

She continually steals other people’s music, regurgitates substandard versions of it, claiming it as her own. She really knows how to mess up a song.

This type of conduct is unacceptable. Artists are supposed to bring something new to the table. Not rip off preexisting pieces of music and imagery, repackaging them as your own.

That’s the ultimate fraud. You don’t get worse as an artist than that. It tells the world you are a fake and not the real deal. No one respects that.

It’s funny, one reviewer points out she “ripped off” her own music via the infringing song “She’s Not Me” from “Hard Candy” that knocks off her previous infringing song “Sorry” from Confessions On A Dance Floor.

However, these are both tracks I had formally accused Madonna of infringing from my Copyrighted Catalog. That’s my writing style and the songs had been in the Copyright Office registered to me, years before she criminally stole them in violation of U.S. and U.N. law.

Tainted ‘Candy’

When trendsetting turns into trend-chasing, it’s time to hang it up.

Most surprising, some of Candy’s catchier moments are barely disguised thefts from other, better songs. She’s Not Me shamelessly apes Sorry from her own Dancefloor; Spanish Lesson steals so baldly from Timberlake’s Senorita and Like I Love You that it’s a wonder Madonna didn’t just sample those songs instead.

But perhaps Confessions was her swan song, a last best guess that left her sifting through sounds, searching in vain for that next groundbreaking, guaranteed hit.

http://www.star-telegram.com

Madonna’s ‘Hard Candy’ definitely not better with age

Madonna is known as one of those artists who jumps on the latest trends in music, only to leave it lying in the dust when she goes back into the studio to work on her next album. On “Hard Candy” the only thing that is offered up is lots of dancing, relationships and sex.

http://media.sundial.csun.edu

CD Review: Madonna “Hard Candy”

But with “Hard Candy,” Madonna plays catch-up with mainstream pop charts. She essentially has remade Nelly Furtado’s “Loose” and half of Justin Timberlake’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” following fashion trends that are 2 years old. Is this where Madonna wants to be?

Never mind the off-putting come-ons such as “My sugar is raw, sticky and sweet” from the opener, “Candy Shop,” or the nausea-inducing cover art redolent of down-market porn: Those are the least of Madonna’s problems. She banks everything on the catchy but vacant single, “4 Minutes,” in which Timbaland recycles the marching band trope that drove Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.” With Timbaland and Timberlake in the foreground, Madge certainly doesn’t own the song; she is a bit player on her own track.

On “Hard Candy,” when she slags Madonnalikes such as Britney Spears and Furtado (“She’s Not Me”), the argument falls flat because these days, Madonna’s trying to be them.

http://newsok.com

CD reviews: Madonna’s ‘Hard Candy’ is more bland than sweet

Simply, one cannot imagine a major artist — and no matter how one feels about Madame Ciccone, she’s a star of the highest magnitude — releasing such tepid material.

“Hard Candy” feels and sounds like a desperate attempt to remain relevant, with Madonna enlisting the likes of Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West for support.

That’s sort of like enlisting Picasso and Van Gogh to paint a house.

What’s most apparent is that Madonna, at 49, has become what she must fear most: Irrelevant, boring and disposable.
– Regis Behe

http://www.pittsburghlive.com

Madonna’s hard sell for new album

Hard Candy is expected to make No.1 in the US and Australia in its first week and has been reviewed favourably in a number of overseas publications, but already there has been considerable negative press in her own country, most of it suggesting that the raunch, not to mention the music, is beginning to look a little tired.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au

It’s baffling that Madonna, of all people, couldn’t bring the best out of Timbaland and Pharrell, and the fact that she couldn’t highlights the degree to which she was in over her head. It’s sadder than the balding guy who buys a sports car; it’s like a balding guy who goes to buy a sports car and drives off with a lemon because he doesn’t know anything about cars. Unless Madonna can figure out how to recalibrate her identity in a way that compliments her, she could be facing an early retirement.

http://www.newsweek.com

More sour than sweet

Madonna sounds out of touch on Hard Candy, her 11th album

It’s no secret Madonna is unhappy with the way time is ticking ever onward. But the cover of her new CD, Hard Candy, tells the story in a way that words cannot. There’s Madge, almost 50, in faux-bondage gear, trying to make like it’s 1992.

Make her think she’s invulnerable to the aging process, that she can keep up with the kids? She certainly tries, here. But that’s the problem — you can hear her trying…

For Madonna to get on the bandwagon at this late stage feels like a calculated (and belated) attempt to get some street cred…

The problem is Madonna. She sounds out of touch, like she’s not sure what to do with herself. Her trademark frigid coo doesn’t fit with these bump ‘n’ grind rhythms, and her usually harmless pop hooks repeatedly fall flat.

http://www.canada.com

Hard Candy quickly loses its flavor

Madonna seems to have made the unfortunate mistake of letting other pop stars serve as her bellwether — instead of Britney looking to Madge for inspiration, Madge seems to have taken a page out of Britney’s latest book, taking half-a**ed sleaze over the seductive sounds that made her an icon in the ‘80s.

Still, you have to give her and her pop juggernaut friends credit — recycling pop music trends has to help curb the effects of global warming, right?

http://www.themaneater.com

OTHER BAD REVIEWS:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

http://www.theimproper.com

http://media.www.theticker.org

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Madonna Suffers Massive Sales Loss

May 8, 2008 Comments off

Madonna Dethroned As “Queen Of Pop” And Is Replaced By Mariah Carey

Madonna’s previous album “Confessions On A Dance Floor” that Reuters declared a flop, sold 350,000 in its first week of release. Her new infringing album, “Hard Candy” that I requested a public boycott of, suffered a worse fate, selling 280,000 copies in the first week. Reuters noted the “big sales decline” of 70,000 copies in the first week of release, between the two albums.

To put that in perspective for you, Britney’s “Blackout” sold 272,000 copies in the first week of sales and flopped…

In spite of having the most popular pop star in America, Justin Timberlake, on “Hard Candy” the CD came in with weak sales anyway.

Justin Timberlake’s current solo CD sold over 800,000 copies in the first week. When he did a duet with 50 Cent for the rapper’s current CD, he sold over 800,000 copies in the first week as well. Kanye West is also on “Hard Candy” and he sold over 800,000 copies in the first week of his current CD.

Yet, instead of “Hard Candy” debuting with 800,000 copies sold in the first week like Warner Bros. and Madonna hoped, they suffered a massive sales loss, way down from her previous CD.

“Hard Candy” second week sales are expected to suffer a further big drop, with predicted sales of 85-95K copies for the week.

Instead of “Hard Candy” maybe she should have name the CD “Hard Up.”

An industry expert told me that the CD actually sold 235,000 not 280,000 copies in the first week (ala the Jay-Z/Soundscan scandal). Not to worry, the truth will come out in international court.

Her checks to Roger Friedman over at Fox News must be bouncing, as he and many other writers and bloggers have declared Madonna is no longer the Queen of Pop, having been replaced by Mariah Carey this month, whose “E=MC2″ album sold way more copies in the first week.

There’s a New Queen of Pop

Mariah Beats Madonna

The war is over and there’s a new queen of pop: Miss Mariah Carey. How do we know? Hitsdailydouble.com is reporting that estimated first week sales for Madonna’s Hard Candy album will range between 275,000-300,000.

Mariah’s “E=MC2” sold 475,000 in its first week and was Carey’s biggest debut ever.

In addition to that, Madonna’s numbers are a slide downwards from her last album, “Confessions on a Dance Floor,” which 350,000 copies its first week out and went on to sell 1.7 million copies in the U.S. That was three years ago.

http://www.foxnews.com

Madonna set to top US chart despite sales slump

By Keith Caulfield LOS ANGELES (Billboard) – Madonna is on track to net her seventh No. 1 album on next week’s Billboard 200, despite a big drop in sales

http://news.google.com

The Material Gal’s final studio recording for Warner Bros., Hard Candy, debuts at #1 on this week’s HITS Album Sales chart, with 282k.

http://www.hitsdailydouble.com

Legend’s Rick Rubin-Produced Columbia Album Will Debut at #1

The veteran singer-songwriter proves he’s still got the waist movement, Cherry, with his latest Columbia Records release, Home After Dark, produced by label creative chief Rick Rubin, set to debut at #1 next week for Steve Barnett and company with a one-week total of 125-130k.

That number, which could go higher with Mother’s Day weekend sales, should be more than enough to beat out Madonna’s WB release, Hard Candy, which appears on tap for between 85-95k after one week on top.

http://www.hitsdailydouble.com

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Do They Want Him To Get Shot?

February 23, 2008 Comments off
Lax Secret Service Security At Obama Rally

Told To Stop Screening For Weapons

February 22. 2008

Stories surfaced today regarding the Secret Service lowering security standards at an Obama rally in Dallas. He’s the last candidate they should try that with. A black man running for president and they lower security.

If that’s what the Secret Service is going to do, Obama may want to borrow 50 Cent’s bulletproof vest.

“Report: Security relaxed at Obama speech”

DALLAS, Feb. 21 (UPI) — The Secret Service told Dallas police to stop screening for weapons while people were still arriving at a campaign rally for Barack Obama, a report said.

Police stopped checking people for weapons at the front gates of Reunion Arena more than an hour before the Democratic presidential hopeful appeared on stage Wednesday, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported.

Police said the order to stop using metal detectors and checking purses and laptop bags constituted a security lapse, the newspaper reported… http://www.upi.com

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Paris Hilton Banned From The Oscars

February 20, 2008 Comments off
Reportedly Bought A 2 Million Dollar Dress For The Event

February 19. 2008

Paris crying after rapper 50 Cent told her to “get the f*** off the stage” while he performed at a party

According to several newspapers, convicted felon Paris Hilton has been banned from the Oscars. You must feel so privileged Paris.

It appears the Oscars want to distance themselves from Paris and her monster flop “The Hottie And The Nottie.” But, I thought the Oscars love giving awards to movies most people didn’t see (joking).

Personally, I think the Oscars are just prejudiced against bad acting. That kind of acting bigotry and intolerance shouldn’t exist in our world (LOL).

Paris Hilton upset at Oscars ban

Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton has reportedly been banned from the Oscars.

The hotel heiress – whose latest movie The Hottie and the Nottie grossed just $9000 at the US box office in its opening weekend – was devastated after being told she couldn’t attend the prestigious event on Sunday night (Monday NZ time).

A source said: “She cried hot, salty tears when she was banned from the Oscars. She’s desperate to be taken seriously as an actress and hoped she would be able to network with film executives.”

Paris – who infamously starred in home video sex-tape One Night in Paris – had even splashed out $2 million on a designer dress for the ceremony at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre. http://www.stuff.co.nz

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Stars And Steroids

January 19, 2008 Comments off
Investigation Reveals Stars Are Using Steroids

January 18. 2008 

Mary J. Blige

Remember two months ago in my November 19, 2007 article Barry Bonds Is Going To Need Bond where I joked that if the FBI/DOJ are going to indict baseball player Barry Bonds for steroids use, it is only fair that they charge Madonna as well.

That joke is quite ironic now in light of an investigative report released a week ago that was launched by the Albany District Attorney, which found celebrities such as Mary J Blige, Timbaland and 50 Cent have been receiving shipments of steroids.

I only want to know one thing – who did Madonna bribe to keep her name out of this report or is she receiving her steroids from elsewhere (LOL).

Mannish Madonna

The report states R&B singer Mary J. Blige received shipments of steroids, “The human growth hormone Jentropin and Oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid”:

The report also stated 50 Cent received steroids shipments as well. He was in prison, so he can easily say that’s where his muscles came from. If you go to prison and don’t come out with muscles people will wonder just what you were doing in there (just kidding):

Timbaland was also named as a steroids recipient in the report:

Do they ‘roid up together:

 ARTICLE:

“Entertainers in steroid report”

“ALBANY, N.Y. – A number of entertainers were named in connection with an Albany-based steroid investigation, but they are not part of an ongoing criminal probe, according to a published report.

The Times Union of Albany cited unidentified law enforcement officials in reporting Sunday that R&B music star Mary J. Blige, rap musicians 50 Cent, Timbaland and Wyclef Jean, and award-winning author and producer Tyler Perry may have received or used performance-enhancing drugs.

Law enforcement officials have said evidence does not indicate that the celebrities broke the law, but that investigators are focusing on doctors, pharmacists and clinics that provide the drugs.

A spokeswoman for Blige denied the singer had taken illegal steroids. Ken Sunshine, a spokesman for Perry, declined to comment.

There was no response to calls Sunday and Monday seeking comment from representatives of other entertainers.

Soares’ multistate investigation has focused on Signature Pharmacy of Orlando, Fla. So far, 10 defendants have pleaded guilty and news reports have linked some professional athletes to Soares’ probe.

Soares has said Signature was at the center of a web of businesses and doctors that illegally wrote prescriptions for steroids. Authorities raided the company almost a year ago and its owners and operators are awaiting trial in Albany on related charges.

Records shared with the Times Union and information from several cooperating witnesses on Long Island allege the celebrities received prescribed human growth hormone or steroids, the newspaper said.

The newspaper said that Blige received the human growth hormone Jentropin and Oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, in orders sent to her at the Beverly Hills Hotel…” – http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080114

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Library Of Congress In Violation Of WIPO Rules And United Nations Treaties

October 6, 2007 Comments off

October 4. 2007

The Copyright Office In Washington DC charges $45 to copyright items, stating it grants writers exclusive rights, but the court system is so corrupt, routinely bought out by Hollywood and corporate companies, that the average citizen rarely gets justice.

Hundreds of copyright infringement cases reflect this corrupt pattern that no matter how terrible the theft, the judges seldom award to the average citizen.

99% of the time the labels and studios win and it is through bribery via cash and or stock options. In quite a few of these cases, the truth comes out after regarding what quietly changed hands.

There was one industry case where the judge’s daughter got a record deal in exchange for ruling in favor of a label owner (in a non-copyright issue).

But I digress…

The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) states what the world knows as international law, in that the second you write something it is automatically protected under the Berne Treaty.

But never mind Congress via the Library Of Congress is charging citizens $45 in violation of international law, claiming it grants writers rights protecting their works and permitting them to sue in the U.S. court system, when treaties were signed decades ago stating people have that right anyway FOR FREE.

The Copyright Office has made hundreds of millions of dollars and at the end of the day the copyright certificates are worthless, as the judges almost always side with the labels and studios, no matter how flagrant and illegal their misconduct is in a case.

Take for example the Britney Spears “Sometimes” copyright infringement case (one of five separate copyright infringement cases for Britney showing something that is clearly a habit).

The similarities between the two songs were said to be overwhelming. The guy that was ripped off even had an email from Britney that was posted online illustrating something unlawful went down. Said email was submitted into evidence.

However, a crooked judge threw out the case stating the defrauded 18 year old writer only had a “Poor Man’s Copyright” (mailing the item to yourself via U.S. mail and not opening it, only doing so if someone steals your work and the matter ends up in court).

It was proven the guy wrote the song first, Spears and her team infringed it later – yet the judge corruptly did what any crooked judge would, nitpicked the life out of the lawsuit looking for any single little thing he could find to throw it out.

And that’s all the dirty judge could come up with. However, that case was thrown out in violation of international law and needs to be revisited. From the WIPO site:

Copyright and Related Rights

Disclaimer: The attention of the Secretariat of WIPO has been drawn to the fact that certain organizations issue certificates purporting to grant copyright protection. It should be noted that these certificates do not create any right. The Secretariat recalls that, by virtue of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, works are protected without any formality in all the countries party to that Convention. This means that international copyright protection is automatic, it exists as soon as a work is created, and this principle applies in all the countries party to the Berne Convention. www.wipo.int (http://www.wipo.int/copyright/en/)

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Funny Photos – Jay-Z, Bill Clinton, Angelina Jolie, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Ludacris

October 2, 2007 Comments off

Bill Clinton: My, my my is that Angelina Jolie in the front row…without pretty boy Pitt:

Bill Clinton: Angelina, this is for you. Now, I’ve scribbled my phone number on the back…: 

Rapper 50 Cent: Why does he get to stand in the middle. Is he Beyonce or something:

Executive to Jay-Z: thanks for not shooting up the place homie, for sure and right on brotherman!

Is Madonna Stealing Again

July 29, 2007 Comments off

Madonna Steals From 50 Cent And Olivia

July 28. 2007

A few web sites have posted a clip from a new Madonna song with Justin Timberlake titled “Candy Shop.” But there’s only one problem. 50 Cent and Olivia had a big hit of the same name and containing similar lyrical content two years ago. The new rip off is being panned.

Madonna has stolen more songs and images than any artist on record, so I’m not the least bit surprised. For more on her unlawful conduct in constantly stealing click here.

FOR COMPARISON (SIMILAR LYRICS ARE IN RED):

Candy Shop” by 50 Cent and Olivia 2005:

I’ll take you to the candy shop

I’ll let you lick the lollipop

Go ‘head girl, don’t you stop


I’ll
have you spending all you got

Candy Shop” by Madonna and Timberlake 2007:

I’ll be your one stop, candy shop

Lollipop, have some more”

ARTICLE LINK: http://www.dailyindia.com/show/159571.php

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