Monday, February 25, 2008

Ralph Nader buries Obama hopes

This finally happened this Sunday. Ralph Nader has entered presidential race and launched an independent campaign for the White House yesterday. What do Obama, Hillary, columnists and experts think about it?
LA Times reports that "Obama calls him just a "perennial presidential candidate" and Clinton agrees he's unlikely to have much influence on the campaign".
Herald Sun reviews Nader's biography. "Mr Nader, a high-profile consumer rights advocate who is 74 this week, ran as a third party candidate in 2000 and won almost 2.9 million votes."
newsday.com writes about Nader's program. "Nader, 73, said he is running because mainstream candidates are too closely tied to corporate America."

The New York Times writes about reactions from the Democratic candidates on Sunday.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

World on alert for satellite debris and fragments

Many countries all over the world is on the alert for possible harmful fall-out from the US shootdown of a failed USA-193 spy satellite. China asks US to provide more datails on satellite explosion.
In the meantime FEMA has provided "Memo About Falling Satellite" that have been sent to thousands of local police, fire and emergency service agencies around the country. This 18-page guide also has helpful hints for the public.
Space experts doubt that debris from the spy satellite will hit anywhere near land. Moreover the most likely consequence would be a meteor shower of small bits of debris.
"The debris cloud would cross the dark Canadian coast north of Vancouver fifteen minutes after the shoot down," said Jim Oberg, space analyst. "I expect that some of the most energetically expelled fragments will be hitting the atmosphere all along this track. It could be a meteor shower to remember." More info about debris falling read here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

2008 Wisconsin Primary results polls and predictions

The primary elections for the Republican and Democratic candidates for presidency will be held on Wisconsin in February 19, 2008. A lot of experts and regular people publish predictions of results of Wisconsin Primary in columns and blogs. So it Be… Maybe blog gives to John MacCain over 85% percents of the votes and to Barack Obama almost 50%.
NPR.org writes that John McCain has the chance to pick up more delegates.
A new poll from Public Policy Polling says that Obama has 50% votes compared to Hillary Clinton's 39%. Other polls results are here.
The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Obama with a narrow four-point advantage over Clinton, 47% to 43%.
Strategic Vision and pollster.com gives almost the same results.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Soccer USA vs Mexico final results

The US soccer team was playing against Mexico’s national soccer team in Houston, Texas. A lot of info about this game including videos you can find on official National US soccer team site. Here the final results of this game:

31' - GOAL USA. USA 1 - Mexico 0. Oguchi Onyewu with a skying header off a Donovan pass.

36' - GOAL MEXICO. USA 1 - Mexico 1. Jonny Magallon buries a Pavel Pardo free kick.

40' - GOAL USA. USA 2 - Mexico 1. Jozy Altidore finished a great cross from Drew Moor.

42' - Dempsey has a goal disallowed for offside.

HALFTIME. USA 2 - Mexico 1.

47' - GOAL MEXICO. USA 2 - Mexico 2. Magallon scores his second of the match in identical fashion.

FINAL RESULT. USA 2 - Mexico 2.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Scarlett Johansson supports Barack Obama

A lot of celebrities is joining Barack Obama these days. This is because of the song "Yes We Can" featuring by Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and other stars. Here the clip on YouTube with this song. This clip was produced by will.i.am of the Black Eyes Peas and Jesse Dylan who is Bob Dylan's son. Scarlett Johansson joined other stars, including Wyclef Jean and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger in lending her voice to the song "Yes, We Can". Scarlett, Wyclef and Nicole are the latest celebrities to show their support for Obama, following of Stevie Wonder, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Tuesday on YouTube - exit polls and live updates

YouTube opens a new channel dedicated to Super Tuesday as you can read on official blog post. Before this tuesday this channel was a Super Tuesday platform with videos from voters, candidates, and news organizations from around the country. But today Super Tuesday channel will offer live updates of exit polls and other news throughout the day as videos pour in from the 24 states holding primaries.

Monday, February 04, 2008

New York City's Giants Victory Parade

New York City is planning a ticker-tape parade tomorrow in Manhattan to celebrate the Giants' Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. The parade will begin on Broadway at Battery Place at 11 a.m. and is expected to follow a route north to Chambers Street an area Canyon of Heroes. It ends with a ceremony at City Hall Plaza. "It was a great night for the Giants, and a great night for New York, New York has come back many times in the past and Big Blue proved that you should never, ever, count us out." - Mayor Bloomberg told reporters last night at University of Phoenix Stadium.