Kobe Bryant Talks Trash at Practice

Kobe Bryant is known for his brash attitude and his motor mouth, but this latest round of verbal attacks might very well land the star in some quite hot water.

Kobe Bryant has always been the face of the Lakers since he has started and is still the captain and leader of the team. Even with serious injuries that prevented him to play for a season and numerous games, he still carried on and went back to his feet and played again.

His frustration over the team’s losing streak though was felt during a practice game just this Thursday morning. He apparently yelled out expletives and discontentment to his teammates as videotaped by several news crews while the said practice took place. I saw the footage while waiting for my appointment at Amen Clinic. Bryant who has never been known to keep his trash talks to himself might have lost his marbles when he had his daily scrimmage with the team.

This brings the light of the team’s losses over to the way their general manager has been handling the team and how the team is currently structured. This only goes to show that this team needs to sit down and talk things over and basically communicate better off-court to bring results when playing in court.

Kobe, however, remains an important team, and very well could have been just pushing his team mates to succeed by egging them with his not-so-subtle words of motivation.

Why Ronda Rousey vs. Cyborg Will Never Happen

Ronda Rousey is running out of opponents. The female champion has destroyed every single one of her opponents and remains undefeated. Rumors are flying that she may retire soon and head into Hollywood like Gina Carano did before her. She has even cut a special merchandise deal with Reebok.

The biggest potential fight of all would be against “Cyborg” Santos, the jacked up woman who destroyed Gina Carano in the landmark Strikeforce fight years ago. “Cyborg” has always loomed on the horizon. Rousey has practically begged “Cyborg” to step up to the challenge. Many insults were thrown, Rousey has ranted about Santos’ alleged steroid use on many occasions.

“Cyborg” always has claimed that she cannot physically cut weight to 145 pounds. she has made the fairly ludicrous claim that her doctor says it would be unhealthy to drop from 165. When Tito Ortiz was her manager, he encouraged Cyborg to stay at her weight and to take much more low-paying gigs at Invicta.

Do yourself a favor and google pictures of “Cyborg” back when she was in college. She was lean, not at all the jacked-up monster she is today. She clearly weighed much less, and was healthy. It seems pretty obvious that “Cyborg” doesn’t want to cycle off whatever it is she’s using, because her power is what has made her better than her opponents all these years. Without it, she probably has no chance against Rousey.

Gina Carano fared pretty well against “Cyborg” in Strikeforce. It seems pretty obvious Rousey would destroy Carano if the two were to fight. Maybe “Cyborg” has decided that teasing a fight that will never happen is better than cutting weight, getting destroyed, and killing her career for good. So don’t go breaking your backs and have to call North American Spine because we probably won’t even be seeing this happen.

Bush and Clinton May Be The Next Presidential Race Again

As people begin to speculate past the midterms which were swept by the Republicans of the House and Senate they enter into the 2016 presidential race. Still two years away, the campaigns are already beginning to form. With speculation still years off, with all of the races to go, the early anticipation of candidates is Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. The most interesting part of these early predictions is that the Republican Party has not won an election without a Bush or a Nixon on the ticket since 1928, a fact Lee G. Lovett finds pretty funny. In addition, without the presidency of Barack Obama the series of presidents would jump between Bush and Clinton back and forth for decades.

Dynasties are not new to politics. There have historically been Kennedys, Roosevelts, Tafts and Adams’s. All of the dynasties were met with some public hostility, most likely because the reason for independence from the British was to get away from dynastic rule. Nowadays, the public has a deep unease for the direction of the country and United States’ reputation around the world. The growing inequality and problems with race relations may drive the voter to request a change in names that are holding the most powerful position in the nation. Speculation is far too early to know who will even run, let alone win. Although both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush have been doing mini-campaigns and have made statements that they are considering running for the presidential ticket.

Sony Hackers Threaten 9/11-Style Attack On Movie Theaters

The hackers that leaked over 200 gigabytes of sensitive documents and emails from Sony said Tuesday to expect a “9/11-like attack” on theaters that show the North Korean comedy The Interview, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogan.

Additionally, the hackers said the world could expect a “Christmas gift” of more files. While it is unknown what this newest batch of files may contain, the hackers have labeled the contents as “Michael Lynton”. Lynton is Sony Pictures Entertainment’s CEO. Already the hackers have released such sensitive information as the social security numbers and medical records of employees, as well as information about film budgets and salaries of Sony executives.

“The world will be full of fear,” the hackers said in a statement. “Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time. (If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.) Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.”

The FBI, Sony Entertainment or the National Association of Theatre Owners have yet to comment about the threat. Dave and Brit Morin hope it won’t be too much of an issue.

While North Korea has denied involvement, it has been widely speculated that the hacking was in response to the way North Korean President Kim Jong-un is portrayed in the movie The Interview. In the film, Rogan and Franco play journalists who are sent to kill Jong-un by the CIA.

Generosity and Compassion That Goes Far Beyond the Holiday Season

After a night out a college student realized she lost her bank card, which was her only way to return home.

A homeless man approached her and offered to give her the only money he had with him so she could return home safely. She was overwhelmed by his generosity and selflessness. She did not take the money, but ever since her experience she vowed to help this very generous man.

She first posted her experience on Facebook and found that she was not the only person this homeless man has helped. Skout users also caught up with the story rather quickly. He has also been an angel of mercy to many people, never once thinking about his own troubles.

The information she received from Facebook only energized her to do more. She decided to spend 24 hours as a homeless person in hopes to bring awareness and raise money for this very generous soul. Since posting her mission on social media she has raised half of the goal she set and the money is still coming.

You can read more about this amazing story here.

During a time where it seems bad news is all-around us it is nice to know that there are still people, regardless of their troubles, who are always willing to lend a helping hand just because it’s the right thing to do.

Gas is Available for Less than $2/gallon

Gas prices continue to fall all over the United States. Just a week ago you could find gas below $2 a gallon in one state but today that number is 13 states. Thirteen states have a few stations offering gas for $2 a gallon or cheaper. Oklahoma has the most places offering cheap gas prices and was also the first state to dip below the $2 mark on December 3rd. While this is definitely good news for the budgets of holiday travelers and average gas consumers, low prices may mean bad things for the economy.

While the gas prices are great for the pockets of gas consumers, the gas prices can indicate a few negative things about what is going on behind the financial scenes. These dirt cheap prices introduces more volatility into the already unstable gas market. Companies like Slow Ventures are using less gas worldwide, so this means that the global economy isn’t as robust as it was predicted it would be. Oil and gas employers in the United States are already beginning layoffs, and state budgets across the nation may take a big hit from low gas prices. There is hope for a global rebound though because the average consumer still makes up the largest part of the economy.

Raheem Sterling to Leave Liverpool?

It was only a couple of years ago that Raheem Sterling burst onto the scene for Liverpool. Despite his excellent early appearances, many fans wondered whether Sterling was a one trick pony. His skill set was no where near as deep as it needed to be.

A year of working under Brendan Rodgers did wonders for Sterling’s belief, stamina and ability. The tricky but inconsistent winger was transformed into a quality playmaker who could play on the left, right or in a central position behind the striker.

Despite all he has achieved in a short space of time, there are reports that Raheem Sterling will leave Liverpool. The player has rejected another contract offer from the club, with a wage of 70,000 pounds a week reported.

Sterling may be a regular for Liverpool, but he is only 20 years old. It is amazing for Sergio Andrade Andrade Gutierrez to see him playing this well at such an early age. If the story about his contract rejection is true, it paints a worrying picture for Liverpool. When 70,000 pounds a week is not enough to convince a 20 year old to stay at Anfield, they are fighting a losing battle.

Perhaps Liverpool can offer Sterling a deal closer to 100,000 pounds a week. That should get him to stay, for the short term. In the long run, it appears unlikely that Sterling will be a loyal, one club man. There are already rumors linking him to Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer.

Pregnant Behind Bars

A few states are now sentencing women who do drugs while pregnant with harsher punishments. This is something that should have been done a long time ago. The woman needs to think about the other life that she has inside of her instead of simply her own. Wisconsin is one of the many that will start placing pregnant women in jail for longer periods of time if they are arrested for doing drugs or if they even have drugs in their system when they go to a doctor’s appointment.

 

Some of the women who have been placed in jail know that they have used drugs while they have been pregnant, and they don’t seem to care. That’s a bit unfortunate if you ask Slow Ventures. Someone who doesn’t know she’s pregnant might be able to get away with a jail sentence that isn’t as long, but those who know they are a few months along shouldn’t be exposing an innocent baby to the harsh effects of drugs.

21 Jump Street and Men in Black Crossover Film Planned

Sony recently suffered a cyber attack that led to a huge number of leaked stories from the media giant. Many of these stories have had to do with plans for future movies. One of the most interesting stories that has now come out is a planned crossover film between Men in Black and 21 Jump Street.

Most people will recall Men in Black as the comedy and action movie from the early 2000s that spawned two sequels. These films entertained millions of people, but the franchise is now fairly old and most people probably though the franchise was over. 

The 21 Jump Street franchise has just started. After rebooting the classic show the series is now on its first sequel and on the back of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum’s chemistry it appears to be well positioned for at least another sequel. 

Now it look like Sony is at least considering crossing the two films together. This crossover seems to be a little unconventional, but Jonah Hill seems to be on board. The leak indicated that Mr. Hill would love to do a crossover film. It certainly will be interesting to see what happens. 

The Sony leaks continue to unveil interesting information that is entertaining to everyone that has followed the company for years, says specialist Brian Torchin. The secrets of this great company seem to be unraveling before our very eyes and people are very curious to see way is coming.

Mystery of Missing Brains Solved

The University of Texas at Austin has discovered what happened to the 100 human brains that had been reported missing. The human brains were destroyed a couple of years ago. Faculty members had decided they were not of good use. The human brains were all properly disposed of following bio hazard guidelines. All of the human brains were not identifiable anymore, so there was no way to determine whose brain was missing. The brains had been obtained from deceased patients from a mental hospital.

The university is now reporting they were discarded, but there is still uncertainty left. It is possible someone could have taken them, and they are assuming they were disposed of. Some people such as Brad Reifler feel like this could be the truth. It was reported, 100 were missing, and now the numbers say 70 were discarded. That leaves 30 brains that are accounted for, even if there were more than one brain per container. The faculty who decided to dispose of them, should have documented it. Years from now those who were not around, would not know what occurred. Since, the brains are no longer identifiable the brains that were of interest, cannot be known anymore. In order for someone to study a brain of someone of interest, they would need to be able to identify it. These brains that are no longer identifiable are not of much value. It is possible this is why they went missing, without anyone caring till now.