Pastor Prays God Kills Barack Obama

This is one of the reasons why I'm done with religion and into a personal relationship with Christ. Church folks need to grow up. Really.

THe 7-Second A$$ Whoopin'

Apple Confirms iPod Event for September 9th

Apple, Inc. has issued an invitation for various press outlets announcing an iPod event for next Wednesday, September 9th. This fuels speculation of the BEatles catalog finally coming to iTunes, as Rock Band: Beatles and the new Beatles Box set both hit the store that day. Other speculations are a possible iTunes update that may support social networking and Blu-Ray, as well as iPod Touches, Nanos and Classics possibly sporting cameras. We'll keep you posted next week!

Religion Is Like A Movie...

How do you explain the difference between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to someone who knows nothing about religion?
CLICK HERE to find out... and if you're offended, lighten up. It's a joke.

Hurricane Katrina: 4 Years Later

While we celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Michael Jackson this weekend, please remember in your prayers the family of the thousands who were lost in hurricane Katrina 4 years ago.
Lest We Forget:

JD pays tribute to MJ

UPDATE: The Stream has ended. Hopefully JD will archive it for us to "Jam" to.

Rest In Peace, DJ AM

Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, 36, was found dead at his apartment in New York City. Police say that drug paraphernalia was found at the scene, including a crack pipe. Initial suspicions are that he may have died due to a drug overdose, though toxicology and coroner reports will confirm his cause of death soon. Adam, along with drummer Travis Barker, survived a plane crash last year that left both critically injured. They were the only survivors. Rest In Peace, sir.

Michael Jackson: King of POT?

It seems that detectives found marijuana at MJ's rental home while doing there investigations surrounding his death.
Somehow, that put a smile on my face- and I don't even indulge.


God Is Love... Right?

via CNN

Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies at 68

Songwriter Ellie Greenwich Dies at 68

Watch This And Laugh


Mac OSX 10.6: Snow Leopard - First Reviews In

The first reviews are out for the new Mac OSX operationg system, 10.6: Snow Leopard.
CLICK HERE to read one via Engadget.

I will be doing one of my own when the OS officially drops on Friday. Stay tuned.

Drake featuring Lil' Wayne, Kanye West & Eminem - "Forever"



Em ain't playin' with the flow on this one...


Prior Incidents sparked Chris Brown Sentence: Report

Apparently, Chris Brown was involved with prior domestic violence incidents with Rihanna, according to a probation report. This would explain the harshness of his sentencing. That, as well as the infamous pic below.

RIP, Ted Kennedy

Ted Kennedy died tonight of brain cancer at his home in Massachusetts
Mr. Kennedy was the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy and was a pioneer of both the No Child Left Behind Act and lowering the legal age to vote to age 18, among many other political accomplishments. Rest In Peace, Mr. Kennedy. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.

Chris & Rihanna Ordered to Stay Away For 5 Years

Chris Brown was sentenced today... and the judge was HARSH.
6 months hard community service, fines, and ordered to stay away from Rihanna for 5 years.
Guess it's a wrap for them... but at this point - you never know about those 2.
Peep the full story HERE.

Warning About Excessive Use Of Sugar

Heart group: Cut Back — Way Back — On Extra Sugar
By JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press Writer - Mon Aug 24, 1:57 PM PDT

DALLAS - A spoonful of sugar? Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and it's time to cut way back, the American Heart Association says.

Most of that added sugar comes from soft drinks and candy — a whopping 355 calories and the equivalent of guzzling two cans of soda and eating a chocolate bar.

By comparison, most women should be getting no more than 6 teaspoons a day, or 100 calories, of added sugar — the sweeteners and syrups that are added to foods during processing, preparation or at the table. For most men, the recommended limit is 9 teaspoons, or 150 calories, the heart group says.

The guidelines do not apply to naturally occurring sugars like those found in fruit, vegetables or dairy products.

Rachel K. Johnson, lead author of the statement published online Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, said it was time to give specific advice on how much added sugar Americans should be getting, not just advising moderation.

"Take a good hard look at your diet," said Johnson, professor of nutrition at the University of Vermont in Burlington. "Figure out where the sources of added sugars are and think about how to cut back on that."

She said about 8 ounces of fruit-flavored yogurt has about 6 teaspoons of added sugar; 8 ounces of low-fat chocolate milk has about 4 teaspoons; a cup of frosted whole grain cereal has about 3 teaspoons.

The biggest culprits for the glut of sugar? Soft drinks by far, followed by candy, cakes, cookies and pies.

With about 8 teaspoons of added sugar, a regular 12-ounce soft drink will put most women over the recommended daily limit.

Cutting back on sugar likely won't be easy for many people, said Lona Sandon, a dietitian at Dallas' University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

"I think it's probably going to be a struggle for quite a few people," Sandon said.

Calculating one's sugar intake can be tricky as the government doesn't require labels to differentiate added sugars from naturally occurring sugars, said Johnson. But she points out that the biggest sources, like regular soft drinks and sweets, are pretty obvious. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a database for the added sugar in some foods.

To check for added sugar, look for a variety of ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, molasses or evaporated cane juice on the label.

The heart group didn't recommend general limits for added sugar for children; a national health survey has shown that boys ages 14 to 18 consume an eye-popping 34 teaspoons of added sugar a day.

Sandon said that parents can help lower that sugar intake by getting soda out of the house, looking at how much sugar is in their kids' cereal and substituting snacks like cookies with popcorn.

Johnson concedes that sugar does play an important role in enhancing the taste of food, adding: "If you feel like, 'I just can't live with this low amount of sugar in my diet,' then what you need to do is up your energy needs."

In other words, she said, get moving. A man in his early 20s who walks more than three miles a day could consume about 288 calories, or about 18 teaspoons, of added sugar.

The statement says data indicates added sugar is contributing to Americans consuming too many discretionary calories — the number of calories remaining after a person eats the foods needed to meet nutrient requirements.

"We know for sure that if you are consuming excessive amounts of added sugar, you will add calories, which leads to weight gain, or you will displace other essential nutrients," she said.

On average, most women need about 1,800 calories a day and most men need about 2,200, Johnson said.

If someone drinks their daily calorie needs in soft drinks, they will be maintaining their weight, but won't be getting any nutrients, she said.

Wahida Karmally, nutrition director at Columbia University's Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, said that with these guidelines, it's important to remember overall moderation. Some people, for instance, might be doing fine in their sugar consumption but are overdoing it on fat.

"I don't want people to go back thinking if I just cut back on teaspoons of sugar I'm going to be very healthy," she said.



On the Net: American Heart Association,

U.S. Department of Agriculture's database listing added sugars in certain foods,

MJ Death Ruled Homocide: Lethal Amounts of Propofol In Body

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Checkers & Chess

A little while back, I was faced with some serious crises. One after the other, it seems as though those crises were God's way of getting my attention in a way that I wasn't really used to. God allowed those crises to break me down, strip my flesh to the bone until there was nothing left but exposure to the Light. In turn, I had a crisis of my own. A crisis of faith. The type of crisis that I'm sure none of you have ever gone through (cough)... but I'm just gonna write about myself.
I don't consider myself a fanatical Christian, nor am I what's considered "luke-warm". I'm a Christian realist. I believe in Jesus Christ as my savior, but I am neither a hypocrite nor delusional into thinking that my faith alone will subside me without any effort on my part. Example: I believe that God will supply healing for someone having diabetes, but if they're not taking their insulin and praying for God to give them a miracle, they've missed the point.
Getting back to my story, I was forced to internally re-evaluate the way I thought, the way I acted, the way I believed, and even the way I prayed. So many of my own personal insecurities manifested themselves outwardly in too many subconscious ways. I stopped myself a lot from doing what I know God wanted me to do, or even more so, what I wanted to through Him, because I was afraid that God wouldn't be cool with me. I'm not a fanatic by any means, and I felt as though my self-esteem and self-doubt was getting in the way of my calling.
It wasn't until my recent crises that I was forced to REPENT from that way of thinking and break myself down, asking God "OK, God. What do YOU want me to do"?
It was then, in my spirit, in the quietness of my frustration and internal struggles, that the Holy Spirit told me: "I want you to stop playing checkers and learn to play chess".
My initial reaction was: "I don't know how to play chess, have never played a minute in my life. I've heard the expression but never understood it so, God, you gotta really help me out".
The Spirit (not my spirit, mind you) told me: "In checkers, one usually plays with speed, never really thinking because it's all about getting that King. When one plays checkers, you rarely see anyone contemplating the board strategically because there is one goal: to get as many kings as possible and run your opponent into a corner making them lose all of their discs. It's a game of speed and a game of takeover. You must learn to play CHESS."
OK, God, what does that mean?
"In chess", He told me,"your objective is to use your head, protect your King from checkmate while organizing strategically how to checkmate your opponent's King. This, in turn, is not a game of speed. It is a game of patience and skill. You must first STUDY the board and STUDY the positions of the opponent, STUDY their moves, and think AHEAD about 2 moves, that way you can protect your King"
OK, so what now.
"Simply, son: shut up sit down and play chess. Don't do anything unless I tell you to. Don't say anything unless it's what I want you to say. Don't you dare make a move in the flesh because you will only set yourself up for checkmate."
And so I did. I was too worried playing checkers that my initial reaction was to fight back, jump all over the board and take the kings, without realizing that I was playing the wrong game.
Again, I'm just talking about me. None of you know what I'm talking about, right?
Too many of us are playing checkers with our lives, rushing God, hurrying Him for a manifestation, quick to pull the trigger when the heat is on. STOP!!!
When it was all said and done, playing chess saved my life. Saved my sanity, saved my family. Had I played checkers on a chessboard, I would have trigger-fingered the situation and the outcome of my crises would have been a lot different.
Playing checkers is akin to doing things "in the flesh". Immediate reactions, coupled with anger or frustration will backfire. Playing chess, on the other hand, is waiting on the Lord and watching your next movement before it happens, listening to the Spirit, praying, getting in His presence so that He can do His job and intercede. Stop trying to do His job! You want God to help you, but you want when you want it and how you want it. That's arrogance, it's a trick of the enemy to get you into the flesh so that when it blows up in your face, the enemy can say "I told you so". The devil is a liar!
You don't know if your opponent is just waiting for you to make your move...just so they can backfire. They may be just awaiting a reaction-any reaction. They may just be waiting to see if want a truce, purposely putting chess pieces in a way so that you can clearly see their objective and how you will react.
The flesh will tell you: "Oh, NOOOO!! This fool is NOT gonna come on my board and try to dominate me... I'm gonna have to fight back".
PLAY CHESS, make your move calculating, decisive, with prayer and patience, awaiting the opponent's counter.
One thing to remember is that the enemy LOVES to see chaos and disorder. Satan LOVES to watch people fight, bicker, and everything else. He is not interested in reconciliation or restoration. He is not interested in whether or not your opponent is remorseful for capturing your chess piece. He is only interested in the battle, whatever the outcome, and the enemy will ALWAYS mock both the loser AND the winner, because Satan comes to divide, conquer and destroy (John 10:10).
Start playing chess, people. Checkers is a child's game (1 Corinth. 13:11.



Jay-Z, Kanye West & Rihanna - "Run This Town"

Wow. FIRE!

From Jay-Z's ForthComing Album "Blueprint 3"

KRS Plans New Hip-Hop Religion With "Gospel of Hip Hop" has a new interview with KRS-ONE. In it, he talks about a 600 page book he's writing called "The Gospel Of Hip-Hop", and that he plans on starting a new religion... peep the article. He's dead serious: Daily News - : KRS Plans New Hip-Hop Religion With 'Gospel of Hip Hop'

Please comment.. I'd rather not.

Apple TV Set By 2011???

Click here to read an interesting letter from an analyst that describes what he sees as the future for Apple, Inc. (AAPL)


Full Force On "The Breakfast Club"