You know why everyone, and shud up...
Whitney Houston / Greatest love of all...
The rules are very simple, you listen, be considerate, show utter disrespect to the women in the bedroom and experience as much as possible while witnessing everyone work towards being the best that they can be.
AND NO LYING!
Beavis and Buthead / Peace, love and understanding
What age were you when you started getting the tingles for the women, lashing a football at the end of your foot, driving your bicycle front wheel into someones reel wheel [burning them up!!!], when your mum's friend visited with her daughter about the same age or older, for me when the cornroles had been taken out of my hair each morning, school summer holidays and the local youth club had the inflatable [drop kicks and bundles...], winning the local youth club pinball high score of the week, and getting a new Swiss army knife for camping or a new bowie knife [I was a cub scout and then scout], and obviously camping was a frequent exploring trip for me as a cub leader, but, putting a can of food on top of the door and the new lads opened the door for the can to fall on their head!!! Lol...
Baha boys / Who let the dogs out
Shabba ranks / Bedroom bully
blonde model# picture]
You start getting a feel for what sort of woman you like...
Yes teasy teasy
blonde with jacket picture]
Vanessa Williams / Save the best for last
Picture of couch].
Sade / The sweetest taboo
Be sure she is who she should be]
Watching t.v all day starts to become boring after a while, changing through the channels, though all I watched was science fiction and sports, I did really fancy some characters from books I was reading, for instance everyone who has read the science fiction bests you will remember ''Lena'', I won't say which book she was from, but, truly she is the most attractive beautiful woman I knew... Couch picture cartoon]
And books don't match t.v, theatre has it's performers, but, books, they give the imagination a wondering essence that I don't think is equalled among the art of the story telling, the stars themselves have a theatrical enticement that to me seems to be reserved for those who dare tread among them, but, books reach so many people that they have and seem to have a gravity which itself is rooted in a safety that itself is a heavenly companion amalgamating bonding without commitment that each time for me seems to result with some sort of respect. The story teller is a greatness upon man I wonder what stories will be told among the space age, wondrous heroic stories of adventure love and courage.
Shabba ranks / Muscle grip
The future of Beavis and buthead
Couch picture] CAUTION : DO NOT QUANTUM VALENCE OR THROW COCOA COLA INTO ROBOTS
Remember this song? Somehow it was the song that made you want to go away from it because you were embarrassed or you sort of wondered why you didn't have a girlfriend... The song had an immediate reactionary effect on all boys [I think it did...] at the start of teenage then, to me, girls were an addition to a pool table that you didn't want, but, they could stay and watch, you know, you didn't really know, but, a sly look at the rounded bits was a little edge for a stronger strike on the pool table...Couch picture]
You'll know what sort of research will be interesting when we get that teenage feeling back!!!
Mark my words, I'll be around that pool table again!!!
L L cool J / I need love Couch picture]
Yes!!! Your not... Blonde, touched the sides 15 seconds, get out of my house and back with the lads. Yep. Me.Couch picture]
Missy Elliot / Get your freak on
When I was a teenager I thought I was working towards becoming a happy man, but, when I had completed my workshop studies and went to learn the art of gem dealing before going into the field of mining I started to realise that of course trend See's particular items revealed and released, but, the fundamentals of the entire economy are immediately effected by all luxury goods import and export business as a result the economy sees my sector of business as an indication of recession, it becomes really difficult trying to get across to the other side of the world to continue work especially because of shifting labour practices, i.e third world wages, blood diamonds, Couch picture]war treaties and ratification, but, what really gets me is being given a license after you've spent 12-18 months of your time researching and spent your funding getting it together, then a new local government decides to rebuke agreements and you've spent the last of your money. In our business it is crazy how many people have been bankrupted because of changing legislature and shifting trend. I'm just glad I'm not a first timer anymore.
Someone is considering the economy sensibly...
FAA Reauthorization Extended One Month
Labor politics continues to prevent passage of the FAA's funding reauthorization. The Senate passed its version of the bill some time ago but the House remains stalled on a provision that would make it easier for FedEx employees to unionize. The House voted Tuesday to extend the current funding authorization of the FAA for a month. It was due to run out on Friday. The one-month extension of the current reauthorization might suggest the matter is inching to the upper priority levels in the House, but at least one Capitol Hill publication suggests there's little interest in reconciling the differences between the House and Senate bills.
CQ Politics says the bill is barely on the legislative radar if the process thus far is any indication. "The reauthorization bill has never been formally sent to conference, and as a result negotiations have been conducted informally, mostly at the staff level," the publication says. It characterizes the outstanding disagreements as "member-level" issues. The FedEx amendment was introduced by Sen. James Oberstar, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. It would put FedEx employees under the authority of the National Labor Relations Act, the same legislation governing UPS employees. Under that legislation, employees have the ability to organize local unions while, under the Railway Labor Act, which governs FedEx employees, employees can only organize nationally.
Let's couch talk for a while...
Big daddy Kane / Smooth operator
So, after my first telescope and microscope at age 12 I decided to see what everyone else thought about science and money, you know, what gets you all things you want at life, it was quickly obvious to me that business was bigger than football so after my injury at 13 and the doctor said I wouldn't play football for another year, my option idea of playing professional football at my boyhood love dream club Couch picture]'Arsenal FC' for the first 20 years before science seemed to be floating away, for me life wasn't waiting for anyone and, I was certain that I wasn't letting it get away, and the blondes starting calling me, ouwww gauddd, there she is again...
No, it had to be about money now, everyone is moving so fast that just watching was greatly pleasing but would it ever stop... No, lets get into the precious mineral business, if you ever looked at peoples faces when gold was mentioned, or a ring, or a chain, you would know why I had to be the one involved...
So I learnt about people's dreams... Even while still conceiving of my spaceship which I would fly away with when I was an adult...
At 14 I drew the first plans for a magnetic engine capable of faster than light speed, of course it was based on my now 12 year old centrifuge design... And then went to studies and work to get the money!!!Couch picture]
In 1834 Hermann Helmholtz proposes gravitational contraction as the energy source for stars.
I met a lot of people along the way, investing time and money into one of my other loves, which was recording studios and music.
Watching people fall into orbit is an absolute pleasure, actually... Finlay would have a beer and sing his new album with you...
It's been a while since we spoke and hope things well... Keep things warm there bud...
Finlay Quaye / Even after all
First placement studies interview...
Couch of pizza boxes]
teenage to younger adult orbit...
Eagle has orbital...
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This is the President Barack Obama's recent work on the platform, yes... Now if those blonde blue eyes women would stop making eyes at me I could concentrate and not drift off topic... 3 [twiddling fingers]...4 [hello]...5...6... [smiles]...7...???????
An Initial Assessment of Open Government Plans
Couch picture]Posted by Vivek Kundra and Aneesh Chopra on April 27, 2010 at 12:05 PM EDT
As part of the ongoing implementation of the Open Government Plans, we have asked the Cabinet departments and other major agencies to work with us to evaluate version 1.0 of their Plans (or recent revisions) against the requirements of the Open Government Directive. The assessments show that we are off to a good start--but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation.
There are important lessons to be learned not only from the government’s self-evaluation efforts, but also from the reviews and recommendations that we’re receiving from outside groups and individuals. Some of the constructive criticisms are already being incorporated, while others are sparking new thoughts and approaches to how agencies are pressing forward with their initiatives. We want that feedback and look forward to much more of it. This is a work in progress – there are ways every plan can be strengthened – and all of us in the Administration are committed to a process of implementation, assessment, and improvement.
Earlier this month, we described a process for evaluating each agency’s plan to make operations and data more transparent, and expand opportunities for citizen participation, collaboration, and oversight. The review began with a checklist of 30 criteria drawn directly from the Directive. An agency that meets all of the criteria in full gets an overall green flag. An agency that fails to fulfill even one criterion gets an overall yellow flag, to signify that more work remains to be done to improve the plan as part of the implementation process. In addition, we have included an evaluation of each of the four major components of the plan – Transparency, Participation, Collaboration, Flagship Initiative - as well as a process section.
We have posted the results on our Open Government Dashboard. In addition, each agency has posted the specific results of its evaluation on their /open government page.
Finding #1: All on Board. All Cabinet departments and major agencies have submitted plans that make significant strides towards open government as called for in the Directive. Better still, many other agencies – not specifically bound by the Directive – have completed deliverables to demonstrate their commitment as well. All agencies recognize the value of breaking down long-standing barriers between the American people and their government.
Finding #2: More Still to Do. Only three of the cabinet and other key agencies won a green flag for across-the-board excellence. All the others – including our own offices of OSTP and OMB – have more work to do before the Plan fully satisfies every requirement in the Directive. With your feedback, we are keen to improve upon these living documents to fulfill the letter and the spirit of the Directive.
Finding #3: Open Government Practices Worthy of Review. Three agencies both achieved the requirements and took ambitious steps that might serve as models for the rest of government – the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Transportation, and NASA. HHS developed a concrete plan to which it can be held accountable for identifying and publishing high value data sets with an impressive roster of commitments this year; Transportation engaged over 200 staff members in crafting the plan from nearly every service area to instill an open government culture wide and deep within the agency; and NASA is inviting volunteer software developers to collaborate in the development of NASA technologies, both to advance the agency’s mission and to spur commercialization leading to economic growth.
We will highlight more noteworthy open government practices across the agencies as they push forward with their plans. We’ll keep our “leading practices” page a place where you can learn more about the innovative steps underway across the government.
We wish to especially thank the 20,000+ members of the public contributing to each agency’s plans, posting comments and voting on specific ideas. Your input has been incredibly valuable thus far and we hope you will continue to participate as we turn our attention towards the more important task of implementing the milestones described in each plan. We will be reporting back frequently through this blog and other fora to highlight the latest efforts in open government but the bulk of the work will take place at the agency level. Each agency will update you on implementation and opportunities for collaboration through their /open pages.
Vivek Kundra is U.S. Chief Information Officer.
Aneesh Chopra is U.S. Chief Technology Officer.
Now your getting the hang of boys toys [Who was the audience cheering for...]
Colours of the wind / Vanessa Williams
I know ...Lol...The snow comes down in June
Vanessa Williams / Save the best for last
While we're all wondering where we could get some snow in June this research was interesting enough to talk about...
The main agricultural areas of the world are at present determined to cover approximately 850 million hectares, making up about 7% of all areas. The total number of cultivated species, not including the decorative ones, is estimated by us to be around 1500-1600. Our investigation of the geography of these species and their provenance from certain territories has revealed that the great majority of cultivated plants is linked to seven basic geographical centres of origin:
I. The Tropical Centre includes the territories of tropical India, Indochina, southern China, and the islands of southeastern Asia. One third of the plants cultivated at present originated initially from this centre. This is the native land of rice, sugarcane and the majority of tropical fruit and vegetable crops. Not less than one-fourth of the world’s population (more than half a billion people) lives at present in tropical Asia. In the past the comparative population of this territory was even more significant.
II. The East Asiatic Centre includes the central and western parts of China, Korea, Japan and the major portion of the island of Taiwan. This is the native land of such plants as soyabeans, different species of millet, many vegetable crops and an enormous number of fruits. According to our estimate, about 20% of all the world’s cultivated flora comes originally from eastern Asia. Within this territory lives approximately one-fourth of the inhabitants of the world.
III. The Southwest Asiatic Centre embraces the territory of the interior mountains of Asia Minor (Anatolia), Iran, Afghanistan, Inner Asia and northwestern India. This is joined by the Caucasus, the cultivated flora of which is genetically related to that of the Near and Middle East, as shown by its investigators. This centre can be subdivided into the following zones:
(a) the Caucasian Centre with a large number of the original species of wheat, rye and fruit trees. As shown by comparative studies, this is the most important centre of specific origin in the world as.far as wheat and rye are concerned.
(b) the Near East Centre, comprising Asia Minor, interior Syria and Palestine, Trans¬Jordania, Iran, northern Afghanistan, and Inner Asia, together with Chinese Turkestan.
(c) the Northwestern Indian Centre, including, besides Peshawar and the adjacent provinces of northern India and Kashmir, also Beluchistan and southern Afghanistan. About 14-15% of all the cultivated plants in the world came initially from this territory. Here the wild relatives of wheat, rye and many European fruit trees are concentrated in an exceptional variety of species and here it is still possible to trace an unbroken line from the cultivated species back to the wild forms, i.e. to establish the links preserved between the wild and the cultivated strains.
IV. The Mediterranean Centre covers the countries distributed along the coast of the Mediterranean. This remarkable geographical centre, characterized in the past by great ancient civilizations, furnished originally 10-11 % of all species of cultivated plants. Among these are such kinds as olives, the carob tree and a multitude of vegetable and forage crops.
V. The small area of Abyssinia seems to be an independent geographical centre, characterized by a number of endemic species and even genera of cultivated plants. Among these are the grain called teff [Eragrostis abyssinica Link.], the peculiar oil plant named ramtil or niger seed [Guizotia abyssinica Cass.], a special kind of banana [Ensete ventricosum (Welty.) Cheesman], and the coffee tree [Coffea arabica L.]. The total number of species of cultivated plants, linked to Abyssinia with respect to their origin, does not exceed 3-4% of the world’s cultivated flora.
Within the area of the New World two strikingly localized centres of species formation of cultivated plants have been established:
VI. The Central American Centre, covering a rather large portion of southern North America, including southern Mexico. Within this centre it is possible to distinguish three sub-centres:Couch picture]
(a) the mountains of southern Mexico;
(b) the Central American Centre; and
(c) the West Indian islands.
About 8% of cultivated plants came originally from the Central American centre, e.g. maize, long-staple cotton and other American cottons, a number of bean species, pumpkins, the cocoa or chocolate tree and many fruit crops, such as guava, cherimoya, and avocados.
VII. The Andean Centre is in South America and associated with the Andean mountain range. This is the native land of many tuber-bearing crops — first and foremost potatoes. The quinine tree and the coca bush, too, came originally from there.
Original map of seven Vavilov centres]
As can be seen from the geographical centres enumerated, the predominant number of plants taken into cultivation are associated not only with floristic areas distinguished by a rich flora, bur also with those having ancient civilizations. Only comparatively few plants were taken into cultivation in the past from the wild flora outside the geographical centres mentioned. The seven geographical centres enumerated correspond to those of ancient agricultural civilizations.
The South Asiatic tropical centre is associated with the very old Indian and Indo-Chinese civilizations. The most recent excavations have demonstrated the great antiquity of these civilizations, synchronous with those of the Middle East. The East Asiatic centre is linked to the ancient Chinese civilizations and the Southwest Asiatic one to the ancient civilizations of Iran, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine and that of the Assyro-Babylonia. Thousands of years before our era, the Mediterranean was the centre of the Etruscan, Hellenic and Egyptian civilizations. The unique Abyssinian civilization had deep roots and coincided with the Egyptian civilization. Within the New World, the Central American centre is linked to the outstanding Mayan civilization, which attained enormous success in both science and arts before Columbus. The Andean centre coincides in development with the striking pre-Incan and Incan civilizations.
Of course, there is no correlation between the quantity of the species of wild plants in the different territories of the world and the number taken into cultivation. The rich flora of tropical South America, numbering more than 50,000 species of flowering plants (i.e. one-fourth of the worldwide flora), has furnished rather few cultivated plants. Tropical Africa, also characterized by a rich flora (more than 13,000 species), has provided very few plants for cultivation. The Cape Province with its strikingly rich flora, estimated at 7000-8000 species, has only recently been utilized, mainly within the field of decorative plants.
In the past, the qualitative composition of the flora, the development of agricultural civilizations and the presence of a large number of agricultural populations played a decisive role in the utilization of the wild flora. Many species of cultivated plants, characteristic of geographical centres, have not dispersed beyond the limits of their original areas of species formation. The majority of these species are still utilized mainly by the natives, who first took them into cultivation. Out of the total number of cultivated plants (as mentioned above, estimated at between 1500 and 1600 species, not including the decorative ones) not more than one fourth have dispersed beyond the borders of the original centres where they were first taken into cultivation.
These facts are of primary importance and should be used for exploratory work. It is a matter of investigating entire species but also, to an even greater extent, of varieties and smaller intraspecific taxonomic units, represented by local strains.
In my book, Centres of Origin of Cultivated Plants, Leningrad, 1926, I outlined the initial plan for exploratory work as a result of the basic phytogeographical facts mentioned above. Different plants, long since dispersed by people migrating far beyond the borders of their native land, have been subjected to the effects of natural and artificial selection so that they have produced new forms and sometimes new subspecies and species, which are of great interest. Thus, for instance, wheat and barley brought from southwestern Asia into China have, owing to the effects of the monsoon climate (heavy summer rains), produced special subspecies there which are sharply different from the original forms.
Thanks to the persistent work of plant breeders in many countries, who have crossed varieties obtained from different localities, new strains of great practical interest have been produced. Of course, we ourselves utilize first and foremost varieties from countries close to ours with respect to climate: Canada, the USA and western Europe. When searching for varietal material it is necessary to proceed on a broad base, while taking into consideration data on phytogeography, the history of civilizations and the history of ancient and modem plant breeding.
We are interested mainly in plants suitable for cultivation in our own country. Therefore the main attention is focussed on countries with a temperate climate but also on mountain areas of tropical and subtropical territories characterized by temperate climates. In connection with the interests of the Soviet plant industry, expeditions were directed accordingly. The basic idea for the organization of such expeditions takes into consideration the regularities of the phytogeographical evolution of cultivated plants and its profound connection with the history of the agricultural crops. For a radical improvement of our own varieties, it was necessary to organize a wide-ranging collection of varieties from the plant resources of other countries. It is natural that, in particular, attention was directed toward knowledge of our own country and especially of the adjacent Caucasian and Central Asiatic republics with their rich mountain floras and outstanding localities of varietal material, but it was also directed toward acquaintance with the cultivated plants of neighbouring countries. Owing to the development of the exploratory work, the investigations went far beyond the borders of our own country and embraced, in fact, all the main agricultural territories of the entire world.
This is why I'm proud of my heritage, It's an honor to be a descendant of a people from an Island of such supercalafragislisticexbehalydoshush history.
You know, I'm the universe's yard boy, and, I want everyone to be... [Errrr Mr President...]
Wayne Wonder / No letting go
Ok, so, we work our way through the snow to get to the beach? What do we do when we are on the beach, put our big toe in the water, no, no, no, just the big toe. Listening to plasma drive man.
Darn, lets change the station...
Whats on the other station?
Lol... Errr... What does Finlay think about roaming...
Finlay Quaye / Sunday shining
Getting this license is going to be difficult because the age is a real concern for credibility these days... Ok.. So, I got my masters, worked through the workshop and have been in the feild... But, off planet... Hmmm... How do I explain the historical importance of the situation, I wonder if they laterally consciously know I am suitably educated in universal 'appropriation'...
Yes darling, like that...
Sade / Smooth operator...
Sade / Paradise
Well, paradise... God has given us this amazing opportunity to breathe air on the surface of this planet, to watch the body of a woman flowing with divine composure to grace, humbly telling loins to be thankful... Lol... [I like it...]
It seems that food would be neccessary, I don't eat food at any place except for the dinner table, when you eat food in the jungle, forest or woods, when you eat food sitting in your tent in the middle of desolation, isolated, the dinner table at home is a ritual that bring much reward while contemplating adventure... And let us...
Finlay Quaye / Love gets sweeter everyday
Agriculture origins picture]
Origins of the potato...
Basic astronaught training for women's fertility and mens erection studies.
Which way does the magnetosphere point off planet?
Which ovarie is fertilised according to which direction?
So, you've seen the new moon buggies
Driving around on a planetoid looking for signs of life and minerals to bring home or some other type of discovery is still a boy's dream, but, it is a dream that many men carry as an ambition and among the things that I have done during life on this planet it is still the thing which excites me hugely more than any other thing...
So, I guess these lessons will continue to path a way...
And still haven't got the right spaceship yet...
Stylistics / Betcha by golly wow
a blonde training
Darn, my 40 inch waste these previous months limits me to one suit choice...
LONDON INSTITUTE OF SPACE POLICY AND LAW
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Jointly hosted by:
Bird & Bird
The London Institute of Space Policy and Law
The Royal Institute of Navigation
The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
Bird & Bird, The London Institute of Space Policy and Law and The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) are holding an evening seminar and drinks to discuss Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and the future of Satellite Navigation Technology. The seminar and discussion will cover a wide range of commercial, legal and technical matters.
Time: from 6.30pm till 8pm followed by networking drinks
15 Fetter Lane
For any enquiries please contact Jean Kay on +44 (0)20 7402 2010 or Jean.Kay@space-institute.org Or Francesca Lowery on +44 (0) 20 7415 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Graeme Maguire, Partner, Bird & Bird
Professor Andy Norris, Chairman of The Royal Institute of Navigation’s Technical Committee
Ann Vandenbroucke, Manager Regulatory and Policy Issues, Inmarsat
Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist at Google
Graham Peters, Consultant Sales & Marketing Director at Avanti Communications and Chairman of Intellect’s Position and Timing Committee
Richard Graham, Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
The purpose of this seminar is to provide an overview of the existing Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) projects and discuss the opportunities presented by sophisticated GNSS technology as well as the associated legal and regulatory implications.
The seminar will include:
• an overview of the existing and future GNSS projects, including a consideration of whether the Russian GLONASS is a serious contender to existing GPS and what the future holds for Galileo;
• a discussion of the politics of who should be funding GNSS projects;
• an outline of the key stakeholders interested in GNSS, including governments, military, businesses and consumers;
• a discussion of the legal and regulatory issues associated with the GNSS projects, including privacy, security and liability;
• the importance of satellite navigation products and services, including the key benefits of GNSS advances for relevant business sectors and consumers;
• a focus on the future of satellite navigation technology for governments and business, including the augmentation of GNSS with AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) and remote sensing data (e.g. interferometric data) to provide evidence of oil spills at sea; and
• a focus on the future of satellite navigation technology for the consumer, including in respect of Augmented Reality applications, which combine satellite navigation data, satellite images, and additional layers of user specific location information like points of interest, local traders and traffic information – giving rise to the question whether the Apple iPhone is to mobile what Google is to the Internet?
Still looking for a suitable couch...