Friday, February 29, 2008
Officials arrested Shauna Keith last week. They said the 27-year-old woman married five men, all members of the military.
She is also accused of having five social security numbers.
According to authorities, Keith married a man in the army in Kentucky in 2006. She then allegedly married a marine on the front porch of a home outside Walnut Grove on Christmas Eve 2007. Officials also said Keith told the marine’s family she was the daughter of 82nd Airborne Division Commander Maj. Gen. David Rodriguez.
Officials said Keith went back to her apartment in North Carolina while her new husband went to the Marine base in Camp Lejeune. Officials said she was living with another marine when they located her. Authorities said Keith has married personnel from every branch of the armed services except the U.S. Coast Guard.
Police said they believe Keith stole identities from her sister-in-law and a dead woman.
Officials said she has three children. One child lives with the father in San Diego and two are in the custody of her mother in Oregon. Investigators say Keith is currently pregnant.
She is charged with bigamy and fraud.
A nice read
So what are you all upto on the extra day? :)
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Following on from the post below. I've started two new blogs, hiphop.nomadlife.org and literature.nomadlife.org. While they are getting up and running, I am looking for contributors for both.
Hip Hop - The idea behind this blog will be to discuss news and developments in this important and influential subcultures. Music-wise, we will be discussing both commercial and underground hip hop, album reviews, profiles of underground artists and industry news. The blog won't be limited to just music, but also graffiti, breakdancing, emceeing and any other aspects of the culture that contributors see fit to post about. Being a nomadlife blog, I'd love to see elements of hip hop culture blogged about from around the world, not just the USA.
Literature - The idea behind this blog is fairly simple: I for one, as an avid reader, like to share my thoughts on books I read, discuss them with others, and get ideas for other books to read. It would be cool to have a few discussions on important books happening, book reviews for people who want recommendations and maybe even a nomadlife book club where we read a particular book every month, for example, and then discuss it. Again, an international element to this would be cool, and it would be nice to feature authors from around the world, and not only in English.
I'm really hoping there'll be people interested in contributing to these blogs cos the whole community blogging concept isn't gonna work if its only one or two people contributing so please comment on this post if you're interested in getting involved in one or both of these blogs.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
So I've been thinking for a while that perhaps a solution to the current situation of apathy/disconnection over the nomadlife home page and lack of community feeling is starting a group of community type blogs with numerous contributors. The example for this is the Ramadan blog, which I believe has been a pretty effective example of multiple contributors to a blog.
The topics for these could be varied, as broad as "literature" or as specific as, say, "Bollywood music"... or even moreso, it's up to y'all. We could also have these community blogs listed in a different, more prominent section of the nomadlife home page than the current blog updater, which would encourage people to read and contribute. I think it would be quite cool and I know I was intending to start one for 'hip hop' quite some time ago and never got around to it.
What do people think? Does it sound like something you'd want to contribute to? Any ideas for topics for these? Anyone? Bueller? Dody?
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
here is an interesting idea for mitigating emissions from gasoline burning. it has advantages because
1) it's physically possible
2) it doesn't require a great restructuring of infrastructure
but it's not a new source of energy.
In late July 2006, Mr. Castro, who is 81, handed over power temporarily to his brother, Raúl Castro, 76, and a few younger cabinet ministers, after an acute infection in his colon forced him to undergo emergency surgery. Despite numerous operations, he has never fully recovered but has remained active in running government affairs from behind the scenes." (NY Times)
Monday, February 18, 2008
Though filed under 'General Nonsense', I think Scott Adams has objectively put the argument to rest ..
"If it is the same issue that has come up for years – say the conflict between the Israel and the Palestinians – then the only experience anyone has is in failing to fix it.
If an issue is something new, such as the recent mortgage problems, the president has no more experience with it than anyone else.
For anything important, experience probably has a strong negative correlation with success. If that weren’t true, all the hit songs, hot startups, and new inventions would be coming from geezers."
Sunday, February 17, 2008
By sidestepping the U.N. and appealing directly to the U.S. and other nations for recognition, Kosovo's independence sets up a showdown with Serbia _ outraged at the imminent loss of its territory _ and Russia, which warns of a dangerous precedent for separatist groups worldwide.
The ethnic Albanian leadership scheduled the extraordinary parliamentary session for Sunday afternoon to proclaim the Republic of Kosovo and unveil the new country's flag and national crest.(Time)
Friday, February 15, 2008
The implications are pretty deep. Take the case of salmon farms along the British Columbia coast where wild salmon stocks affect the entire wilderness ecosystem.
"Salmon feed eagles, bears, whales, wolves and even forests here," Krkosek explained.
It is a remarkable ecological story that Pacific salmon spend two years feeding in the open ocean, then return to their natal streams and rivers to spawn and die. Many species feed on the dying or dead salmon and they also bring large quantities of carcasses into forests at the same time. The decaying carcasses enrich the soil and feed many plants, including the region's mighty red cedars and sitka spruce trees.
Researchers have found salmon nutrients inside the leaves at the top of 2,000-year-old trees, says Krkosek." (Ipsnews)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Reading on more projects from Grameen.
who's gonna come up with the money first?
On the night before Valentine's young men and women strolled up and down the Tahliya upscale shopping avenue in the western city of Jeddah, browsing at heart-shaped chocolate boxes and the red lingerie gracing shop windows." (Middle East Online)
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
the idea is to out-419 the 419ers
"A slightly different twist on my now familiar artwork anti-scam. I manage to secure two pieces of artwork, but unfortunately due to the temperature and humidity fluctuations between here and West Africa, as well as rogue rodents, there are problems."
Sunday, February 10, 2008
90+4 IT’S ALL OVER! EGPYT ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF AFRICA!
Aboutreika kisses the ground. And now the Egypt players bow in prayer.
They get up and hug, even as Kameni and the other Cameroon players lie prostrated in grief.
The Egypt goalkeeper Hadary is sitting on top of his goalnet, leading the Egypt fans in celebration.
What a great game this was! Thanks to the Africa Kine restaurant here in New York for hosting us. Thanks to you for your comments and for following along with us today. Thanks to Ghana for a well-run tournament, and thanks to Egypt and Cameroon for a great final. Congratulations, Pharoahs, for repeating as champions of Africa!
In Accra, they’re going to present the trophies, but we won’t stick around for that. Instead, we’ll say good day to you all and get to some Senegalese food here on W.116th Street. Cheers!" (blogs.nytimes.com)
Tonight is my second African Cup championship night for me in Cairo and this second time is even crazier than 2 years ago.
Microsoft, which hopes Yahoo will help it compete more effectively against Google, is likely to continue its pursuit." (NY Times)
Friday, February 08, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
"Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced transcendental meditation to the West and gained fame in the 1960s as the spiritual guru to the Beatles, died Tuesday at his home and headquarters in Vlodrop, the Netherlands. He is believed to have been in his 90s. Steven Yellin, a spokesman for the organization, confirmed the Maharishi’s death but did not give a cause." (NY Times)
Monday, February 04, 2008
Manning connected with Plaxico Burress for the winning touchdown, a 13-yard pass with 35 seconds remaining in the game. Manning drove the Giants 83 yards in just over two minutes after the Patriots had marched down the field to take a 14-10 lead. (NY Times)