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June 29, 2009

Week in Review: June 26, 2009

June 28, 2009

Honduran military to pick interim president - 28 June 09

June 27, 2009

Weekly Address: Opening the Door to a Clean Energy Economy

June 26, 2009

Jackson Mourners Turn to Internet for Support

Ramayya Krishnan: Appointed Dean of Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University!



The selection committee at my Alma mater decided to select Prof. Ramayya Krishnan as Dean of the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. Nice!

It came down to two very well qualified professors; one of them was from the University of Michigan and Prof. Krishna, who had been teaching at the Heinz for a number of years in the Management Information Systems department. If you look at one of my previous posts from March, you'll be able to find both of the candidate's profiles.

If you'd like to learn more about Heinz College and its programs, check it out @:
http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/about-heinz/index.aspx


Congrats to Dean Krishna!


PS. Felicidades!

June 25, 2009

Michael Jackson - Do You Remember The Time

The King of Pop is DEAD!






Wow! Michael Jackson just died a few hours ago. He was 50. Like you, I used watch his cool videos growing up. I loved them ALL, particularly, Thriller!

Freddy Adu vs Spain and Argentina

The world has definitely CHANGED! At least in soccer, check out this kid taking to school all the best soccer players in the world! Who would have thought this could be possible just ten years ago??

Once again, this goes to show the undeniable scientific fact that the natural state of things is always in constant CHANGE...

June 24, 2009

Debate on Healthcare


Here we go again. I think the majority of polls side with the preference that Health care reform is a MUST.


You know this debate reminds me about the hype toward my senior prom night. I remembered, we all wanted to attend our senior prom badly, especially if we could go with the most beautiful and popular person in school, but for obvious reasons we ALL couldn't. Though We ALL still wanted to be there. No one wanted to miss this event even if they ended up going with someone else other than their first date-ask(Just so you know, I ended up going with my first choice:D). I'm lucky. Anyway, the point is We wouldn't miss senior prom for anything in the world even if we didn't get our first choice!


Now on health care, we all agree we need it but the devil is in the details(Cost), however, like Chris frames it, it boils down to VALUES; it makes one think, whose values weigh more? In the end, history will be on the right side of our VALUES.


If you want to see the debate that went on this morning between pundits, which was cool, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSeBKgzM5WQ


June 23, 2009

President Obama's Remarks on Iran [with Persian subtitles]

There are one hundred Senators with different views, but there is only ONE President.

June 22, 2009

Reza Pahlavi Speaks About Events in Iran

June 21, 2009

Week in Review: June 19, 2009

President Obama Discusses the Importance of Fathers

June 20, 2009

Snapshot of World Population in 2008


According to this organization, the world's population is projected to rise to 9.3 billion in the year 2050! For the most part, this growth will take place in developing countries.

There are other very interesting stats to check out, like where most people live nowadays (Urban vs rural), worldwide birth rate (Developed vs Developing), and more...


If you are interested in reading more to understand the current status of the world's populationm, check out the following site: http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2008/2008wpds.aspx




June 19, 2009

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President Obama Speaks at the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Amen!

The President Hosts a Young Mens BBQ to Celebrate Fatherhood

Yummy!

I like it well done plis!

Barbara Boxer to General: Call me "Senator," not "Ma'am"

"Call me Senator! not Ma'am". Senator Boxer.

Do you think the General was being disrespectful to the Senator??

P.S. I heard he is a Southern General; they are used to saying that out of respect... No?

June 18, 2009

Gates, Mullen Disagree About "twittering"

Secretary of Defense doesn't have a clue on what's Twitter?? But his buddy next to him(Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm.) admits to twittering. LOL!

June 17, 2009

World Cup South Africa 2010

Can't wait to the World Cup next year in South Africa!

President Obama Announces Financial Regulation Reform

I smell a new federal agency, and a big one too!

June 16, 2009

Tehran Tweets: Iran Twitters Amid Election Chaos

When the conventional methods fail, then you have FB and Twitter! Journalism techniques in the 21st century!

President Obama on Health Care Reform at the AMA

Let's see if this administration is able to pull it off?? If they do, it will go down as a legendary policy that will define his administration in history. You could probably equal it to the creation of the Social Security system back in the 30s, if is done right.

Fact check: Last time healthcare reform was attempted in Congress, it was back in 1993 under another very popular Democratic president. However, it was defeated by the powerful special interests in Washington(HMOs).

Let's hope they are able to defeat them this time around.

Si se puede!


Who Killed Brisenia Flores?


C'mon! We gotta stop the Hate against Minorities in this country NOW!

Click the link below to understand why:

June 14, 2009

HBO's Bill Maher Takes On President Obama

Bill Maher Lashes Out on the Obama Admin. Does he have a point??

June 13, 2009

Election Battles Turn Into Street Fights in Iran

Bill Cosby's Keynote Speech

My God I haven't kept up with my alma matter. I didn't know Dr. Cosby had addressed CMU's 2007 graduation class. Wow.... I would have preferred him than our 2006 speaker (If you were there, you know how boring it was...).

Week in Review: June 12, 2009

June 12, 2009

"United We Stand"by Federal Judge Sotomayor

If you are a policy-monk like me, and have time after work, I suggest checking out Judge Sotomayor's documents online submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation process.

One particular speech, of the many Judge Sotomayor has delivered during her long career to audiences caught my attention; it is titled, "United We Stand". You can find it by scrolling down the page under section 12-D.

After reading it, I hope you are persuaded to see why we desperately need a judge on the Bench like Sotomayor for the 21st century. Check it out...




June 11, 2009

President Uribe Visit to the U.S.


According to the Factfinder of the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 800k Colombian-Americans residing in the U.S. Majority of Colombian-Americans reside in three states, Florida(South Florida), Northern NJ, and Queens NYC. I'm sure though you can also find a Colombian in least and most remote area of the country, Montana?? lol! There also other pockets of Colombian-americans spread out throughout the country, e.g. northern RI.


President Uribe visited this Colombian-American Community in RI today, bringing his message of the current condition of Colombia's reality to Colombians living in this state. Further, in his agenda, he will be attending the U.S. Mayor Conference event, taking place in Providence, meeting with local business leaders, and public elected officials. If you'd like to listen to President Uribe's address to the community, click the link below.


Policy wise, we must remember, Colombia is a U.S. key ally on the war on drugs in the western hemisphere, and his administration continues to ferociously lobby Congress to ratify the free trade agreement(FTA).


Celebrities Dish On Their Reasons to Love Being Latin

Latino/as speaking up on being Latino in the U.S.

June 10, 2009

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard regarding Health Disparities

The Tri-Caucus unites to combat health disparities in America. In case you have never heard of the Tri-cause before; they are comprised of members in the Asian-American Caucus, the Black Caucus, and theCongressional Hispanic Caucus at the federal level.

Deeds Wins in VA: Whooping!

Deeds Wins in VA: Whooping!

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Deeds Wins in VA: Whooping!



Who would've thought this nobody rural guy was gonna win in VA?? He whipped all the well known northern VA liberals, including that famous DNC guy: seƱor McAuliffe. That just goes to show you can't take anything for granted in politics! Especially in VA.


Viva Deeds!

June 09, 2009

Judge Sotomayor Hearing Set for July 13th

Let the opening act begin... Yay!

June 08, 2009

Race-Baiting Justice: Buchanan's War Against Judge Sotomayor

What's new from Republican nowadays?? And they continue striking out. When are they gonna learn they are losing votes by the millions. Hahaha...

June 07, 2009

Week in Review: June 5, 2009

Thnx to our friends at Media Matters. Check it out...

Roger Federer Finally Wins French Open.

He tied Pete Sampra's record in grandslams. Wow!

Weekly Address: President Obama Calls for Real Health Care Reform

June 05, 2009

Obama Calls for New Start Between US, Muslims

A message of renew policy and respect toward the muslim world. Listen to these key words in the message:

-New beginning
- Mutual Interest
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance
- Seek common ground

Although, many will say this is wishful thinking, the same happened with the election of our POTUS. We can strive to do so. Yes we can!

Mrs. Obama: Sotomayor Is 'More Than Ready'

Latinos: The Sleeping Giant? - Talk Radio News Service

Latinos: The Sleeping Giant? - Talk Radio News Service

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June 02, 2009

Sen. Patrick Leahy Press Conference on Judge Sotomayor

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