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Entering the change…

In Griot, News, Politics, Video on November 8, 2017 at 4:51 am

Theme music for today

Did you hear Joe Buddens PUMP IT UP song booming from your neighbors house last night? If so, that’s because Virginia and New Jersey showed up and showed out.

It’s not Friday night but you cannot tell by the way my neighbors were wielding out last night after hearing that the country isn’t as doomed as it seemed.

The college educated suburbs in VA showed up and had something to make clear; they had something to say.
New Jersey came in on that same Democratic horse and up on hind legs insisted they came to play.

Welcome back kinfolk. You were missed.
Though I admit I’m gonna miss Chris.

Remember Hurricane Sandy
when he and Obama were dandy?

I enjoyed that hug.
I appreciated Chris giving up the love.

So, yeah I’m going to miss him and his snarky filled, sarcastic-ridden speech.
But not as much as Chris missed the crowds the day he closed down the beach.

jon-stewart-chair-danceYeah. It’s all good.
This morning NJ has a new Governor in their hood.

There are many across the country who are starting this day off with a smile
after realizing the country may be waking up; marking a new mile.

Me? Sure, I’m happy. I’m an energy lover who thrives on what’s in the air.
Right now happyis spilling over and I feel it in my toes and my hair.

Woo, I’m surrounded! There’s a feeling of giddiness in my solar plexus and I’m ready to play!
Entering the change that can propel us from lame is the perfect hump to ride on this day.

Jump atop of it and co-mingle with the person next to ya. Yield them a smile.
I’m Qui
excited to write that visceral hate isn’t the vibe and quite happy to walk a new mile.

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Gotta Love BILL MAHER

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Technology, TV Shows on June 19, 2012 at 10:30 am

Gotta Love BILL MAHER

Ep. 252 June 15th, 2012

Last Friday’s episode was… quite informative, though no more insightful or invigorating than usual. BILL MAHER is quite the host personality and natural comedian. I so enjoyed yesterdays show that I’m going to do a little transcribing today to share it the contents of the show with those of you that missed it. HBO’s REAL TIME with Bill Maher is a continuation of ABC’s POLITICALLY INCORRECT and rightfully so. That Bill is a hoot. Let’s get to the shows contents:

The show started out with a “throw back momnent” with Kevin Costner:

KEVIN: We keep focusing on a crisis, but we don’t want to look back and our leadership has successfully let us down because of their desire to be elected to a second term… Just be content that history will judge you after 4-years. Maybe we don’t need an 8-year president. Maybe we want somebody that swings at the fence for us.
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Friday nights guest panel included Joseph Stiglitz, Alan Thicke, Karen Finney, David Frum, and Kristen Soltis. First up, Dr. Stiglitz::

BILL: I must first start with a confession, I’ve been reading you for years so that when I went to cocktail parties, I could fake my way through a discussion of economics. The other day I read that you said, “Everybody’s worried [in this economy] about what’s going to happen to Europe.” In reference to Spain, and you said, “The Spanish Banks are being bailed out by the Spanish Government and the Spanish Government is being bailed out by the banks is ‘boo boo economics’.” That’s great conversation for a cocktail party. But what do I say after that?

Dr. S: How long is it?

BILL: Just a couple of minutes before I run away to get another drink.

Dr. S: No, I meant, “How long is the Spanish economy going to last”?

BILL: Well how long is it going to last?

Dr. S: A few months ago they poured in about a trillion dollars into the ECB [European Central Banks] banking system to bail out the government – and that lasted a couple of months. This time Europe poured in 125 billion dollars and it lasted, (maybe) a couple of days. So the likely hood of it working out is not good.

BILL: But how does that affect us? I mean, this really plays into Mitt Romney’s hands. Doesn’t it?

Dr. S: I don’t know if it plays into Mitt Romney’s hand, but what it will mean is that the economy will be weaker. But it does have another side to it. One of the reasons that we’re going to be affected is, that we haven’t fixed our banking system. Remember we had the crisis in 2008?

BILL: I do remember. I lost all of my money. I had it in Lehman Brothers.

Dr. S: Remember they said they were going to fix it [banking system] and they had this bill called: DODD FRANK?

BILL: Yes.

DR. S: Well they didn’t fix it. One of the things they were supposed to fix is the lack of transparency. But we don’t really know the extent to which our banks are interlaced with European banks.

BILL: We don’t really know?

Dr. S: We don’t know.

BILL: You don’t know?

Dr. S: I don’t know.

BILL: Then I don’t know. I’m the guy who gets my cues from you. Now, you have won a Nobel Prize, I have not, but I am a student of THE THREE STOOGES. Every Three Stooges Episode, (well not “every” episode) but they always do an episode (and also by the way there was Abbott & Costello and the Barrio Boys) where these comedy teams go to a rich persons mansion and they purposely put down vermin, (rats, mice, roaches) and then they come back the next day as exterminators to fix the problem. You see my point?

Dr. S: Yes.

BILL: You do? I’m just saying ‘This is how the Republicans seem to run for president. I mean, they cause the problem, then they come back the next day as the exterminator. I read this week that Americans lost 40% of their wealth from 1990-Present. But most of it happen after 2007 because of policies of the previous 10 years when Bush was in office.

Dr. S: That’s right and in fact, one of the underlying problems was that inequality was growing. And because those at the top spend less than those in the bottom. When you move money from the bottom to the top the inequality gets weaker. The Feds decided to address this problem by creating a bubble.

BILL: Wasn’t that Alan Greenspan?

Dr. S: Yes. Alan Greenspan and it was supported by his successor. And as they created the bubble, people did spend more. Average savings rate in the United States went down to zero. And that’s not sustainable. And one of the lessons we always teach in economics is “that which is not sustainable won’t be sustained”.

BILL: I’m going to remember that for the next cocktail party. That’s a good one. Sir I read this week that the cost of tickets at Disney Land has gone up to $87 dollars. It used to be $12 dollars in 1982. Now if they were keeping up with inflation it would only gone up to $28 dollars. But it went up to $87 which means a family of five would have to pay…

Dr. S: A lot.

BILL: A lot. As in too much. I mean not that I even want to go to Disney Land but it should be $28 dollars and somehow it got to $87 dollars. It seems to me that says a lot about where the money has gone and whose enjoying this country and why so many people should be pissed off.

Dr. S: That’s right. But what makes me even more concerned is what’s happening to student loans. You know one of the things that came out in the fed report early this week was that Americans have learned [a little bit] about the lessons of credit cards. They’ve figured out [they understood]that all of the banks engaged in abusive credit card practices. But as credit card debt has gone down student load debt has gone up. And what’s so invidious about this is that tuition’s going up very rapidly in 3 years for public state university – it has gone up 15% across the country, but in California and a couple of other states it’s gone up by more than 40%. Understandable given that the states are constrained, they’re cutting back – no help from Washington. And while income’s are going down [wealth is going down] and tuition is going up, students know that if they don’t get an education their life prospects are dim, not good. But if they forgo accepting the gap in education they’re going to be saddled with this for the rest of their lives. Even in bankruptcy they cannot discharge that debt.

BILL: But I must say, it’s not all the fault of the people that’s giving the education or stopping the money going there I read recently in 2009 [the last year they had statistics for this], there were only 39,000 students that graduated with a STEM degree [Science, Technology, Engineering, Math], and they had 2.5 time more students graduating with a degree in Visual and Performing Arts.

Dr. S: This is Los Angeles, so that’s pretty good isn’t it?

BILL: Yeah but Los Angeles isn’t America and when Obama says “We should fix the bridges.” I agree we should fix the bridges – with people who have degrees in Visual and Performing Arts? I think they’re are people around who know how to fix the f@*#ing bridges. [Close] I wish we had more time Doc. Thank you for coming on the show.
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After transcribing this piece – that seemed to go on and on,
I realized transcribing more than this & the piece would be too long.

So If you’re interested in reading the rest of the show
Click HERE and technology will take you to and fro.

Happy Tuesday,
I’m Qui
Pt. 2 [Meet Friday nights panel and the “Hologram Barack Obama” – played by Reggie Brown]

Let’s talk ULTRABOOKS

In Griot, Networking, News, Technology on April 29, 2012 at 4:51 pm

No longer do you have to compromise on speed when you buy a sleek, thin laptop. Ultrabooks come with the power of 2nd Generation Intel Core processors (intel.com), and they’re less than 1-inch thick.

There are a few that come to mind off the cuff: Samsung Series 5 BPU530u4b-A01US with 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Dell XPS13-0015SLV with 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Toshiba Portege with 2nd Gen Intel Core i3 processor, and the Asus Zenbook UX31-RSL8 with 2nd Gen Intel Core i5 processor.

There are 3 things to look for when shopping for a new lap device: Performance, Style & Design, and Responsiveness.

PerformanceGreat multitasking power, supports 1080p Full HD movie downloads, HDMI outputs so you can watch on your HDTV and long battery life.

Style & Design1-inch thin. How much less bang do you want for your buck? lol!

ResponsivenessSSD’s. Not to be confused with and means nothing close to STD’s. SSD’s are a quick responsive asset. SSD stands for solid-state drivers.

Recently my 17″ MacBookPro with all the fixins broke down on me right in the middle of a MOTIONS class. Lucky me, I had to take a trip to the Apple store and take a seat at the Genius Bar. Nervous for sure. Turns out my video card was bad and unresponsive. The tech was so laid back, quick in diagnosis and cool. Then he said, the cost to repair the video card is $526.50. Knowledge is power – sure, but I just felt naked. Desperate and naked. Thinking (nearly aloud) ‘where in the world am I going to get that kind of dough from on a Tuesday night?’ another tech walks up, analysis the findings and says, while it’s true my warranty is up, (I purchased it in 2008), the replacement would be at no cost to me. Then he jargon’ed tech savviness to the other tech. I signed a contract of repair and was out of there. 7 days later, I’m back with my baby. Muah! She works like new. The Apple techs also cleaned my laptop like NEW! When I turned it on, it had a scuff mark atop of it. When I picked it up, I almost wanted to put it in a box, velvet, or at least wear gloves because it was so clean.

All the same, I now see the importance of having another lap device to lean on, to share the work load with besides my main piece. In her absence I used a DELL. It rode hard, but I missed my Apple. However, in these economic times my budget does not look like Apple money. It’s kind of sounds like it’s screaming pc money. That’s why I’ve been following pc technology of late.
[Source: FirstGlimpseMag.com]
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So I ain’t mad at INTEL for doing their thing
and anchoring at the core of many scenes.

I’m not mad at APPLE for being good to me
as I reel this Final Cut legacy.
I am not mad at all.

I am however concerned that
Once you go Mac – you never go back.

I’m Qui
a technology she with a bit of a researching knack.
Can I go back?

The GOODS

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Technology, Travel on October 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Photo Flipbook Slideshow Maker

Well it is done – we’re officially on relocate.
My guy is exiting the UNEMPLOYMENT line by moving to another state.
Going without me, wasn’t a topic that was up for debate. lol! 🙂
So we’re packing to move from the lone star state.

Though this means nothing to you if follow me online.
There’ll be no relocating of my griot grinding mind.
Here on QE – we will continue to intertwine
and come up together via technologies vine.

GOOD NEWS

Six weeks ago my girlfriend found a breast lump
Friday night she had a mastectomy – a dual dump.

They removed both breast and gave her a tight tummy tuck
then took the fat from her belly and reconstructed her lady humps.
GENIUS!
…and all of this during breast cancer month.

Thank God she’s got good insurance – American Airlines fits her health needs well.
That is why universal healthcare is needed, so that more victims have THIS STORY to tell.

GOOD NEWS

I’ve shot scores of small business commercials for CitySquares since June’s begin;
However good tis too short lived (in my hood), as my residential status comes to an end.

You wouldn’t believe how many good people I’ve met in such short time.
Connections made will be kept, wisdom says cherish a good mind.
I’ve found many.
Good News and Entrepreneurs have proved to be plenty.

GOOD NEWS

I think I’ve found a renter to occupy my home & continue its appeal.
Which is fantastic because I didn’t want the additional mortgage bill.
Whew, Thank God and For real.

And here we are facing another new week,
I’m Qui
Bidding you good
in all that you do and in what you speak.

Make GOOD NEWS happen. It’s literally up to you and me.

Riding it out

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Technology on August 15, 2011 at 9:12 pm

When the going gets tough - The tough RIDE IT OUT...

When the going gets tough - The tough RIDE IT OUT...

This economy has been fire to paper on finances.
Many have given up on the American Dream and any chances
of finding another good gig to replace the one they had.
Obama’s trying to help us out – but the outlook looks bad.

CHEER UP whipper snapper. All is looking up.
Obama’s making good on those “promise checks” he cut.

I understand alot of jobs have moved away and have duly taken your positions overseas;
I also understand that there’s lots of infrastructure work to be done on our US streets.

If only it were as simple as putting two and two together
Infrastructure work would have been in play and we wouldn’t have noticed the weather.

The triple digit heat in Texas has finally broke
though jobs in the area are still on choke.

DON’T WORRY.

I have reason to believe that all will turn around
and everything that President O has promised is soon to go down.

My engineer guy surely lost his gig (shipped overseas) 3 years ago,
Now it looks like things are looking up in the technology world – YO!

He’s being sought out like a young girl in a polygamist community.
He’s got intellect skills that science can feel – paralleling 3G, (or some speed).

Ooo Wee.
He’s inhaling the attention like it’s the good kush weed. lol!

I kid thee, but the recession for him looks to be nearing an end.
It’s been a long 3 years from beginning to end — since this ‘thang began.

Riding It Out: – I wrote this piece, not to boast about one man,
but to encourage you (on your search) to ‘NOT TO GIVE UP’ on your stance.

Do not give up on your dreams. Remember that piece you once heard
written by LANGSTON HUGHES about living in A DREAM DEFERRED?

Keep going – keep going.
Positive seeds – you ought to be sewing.
Keep praying – keep praying.
There will be a better day and

BAD TIMES DON’T LAST FOREVER
Obama’s driving – Ride Out the weather.
Stay united – let’s be clever.
The world is looking; let us endeavor
to rise above appearances and be better.

It appears that we (as a nation) are not united.
I’m Qui
and a collapsed house is surely a house divided.

WE ARE AMERICANS. We don’t wince and we don’t pout.
We are Americans. Mount up & RIDE IT OUT.

BAD CREDIT

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Technology on August 8, 2011 at 1:12 pm

About 96% of Americans absolutely can not ignore
the down grade currently in play upon their credit scores.

While the rich gathered around Prince William @ the Polo Match
The rest of us were at home trying to “stretch the sauce of lack“.

The lack of finances, foods, medical necessities and the likes.
While Congress played dumb ball with the debt ceiling plight.

No deal. No deal. Bi partisanship? Absolutely no deal.
Playing games with 4.7T in cuts to end up with only 2.1Tril.
What the dang deal?
Our global reception? — A journey up hill.

Congressional Games have finally lured
us into a bad light per Standard & Poors.

I don’t need to know the details in the slight percentage of difference
but if prices go up any higher, the percentage may as well be a million.

Bad Credit is the reality of many. Be it by neglect or economics de’ funky.
However it is never a good look for such a rich-in-potential country.
Our cool is looking lumpy.

There are realistic disputes
against Standard & Poors tally compute.

The debt deal was reached, however ugly and public
our character was being judged … and not everybody loved it.

Rising above it – it’s time to move forward, think smarter and gain ground
Everybody’s aware that there are caveats regarding 2012 going around.

Technology is not as sound as we would all like to think.
Terrorist are planning on us stapling our demand &
perhaps cause our electronic foundations to crash & sink.

In the event that such a thing would happen, the banks would immediately stall.
I haven’t had money to save for a few years & some days
so I wouldn’t be effected at all. 🙂

Just like the recent dip @ DOW didn’t phase me. I cashed in my stocks years ago.
So when last Friday failed to be a high day – my finances saw no new low.

Fortunately “low finances” are nothing new to me, neither is a bad credit scoring,
but what is new, is how political shrews sign contracts to bind party whoring.

Signing a pledge of no new taxes and then refusing to give up the entitlement tax…
See that’s why countries around the globe are looking at us like that.

Folks are hesitant to invest in our country; seems the good ol’ days have gone away,
when AMERICA stood by the people for the people and carried out what ‘the people’ would say.

Oh yes! Respect, had it’s true day though today is vastly different,
I’m Qui
Saying Oui! To living in America & always read the fine print.

The countrys BAD CREDIT will trickle down and effect you. Bad credit is surely a louse.
Bad Credit is the main reason for deferred seasons, keeping you from getting a car or a house.
Ouch!

VH1 HIP HOP HONORS ‘key-in’ on The SOUTH

In Griot, Music, News on March 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm

VH1 2010 Focus
Straight from the mouth of Fab5Freddy: “The 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors is focusing in on the South this year” and instead of airing in October (as they have years before), the PARTY will POP OFF in JUNE! “Get out!” I said, while i-chatting in TX with the Legendary Hip Hop Statesman broadcasting from his NY home.

Don’t you just love technology? You gotta’ love it, especially when the feed you’re taking in is dropping mad information about this years VH1 Hip Hop Honors honoring The Geto Boyz, Slim Thug, Bun B, and on and on and on… It looks like the ATL will be represented, as will the boot (Louisiana), Florida, and the VA. Yep! Timbalands contributions run deep. Whenever I think Hot VA Hip Hop Producers: Timbaland, Magoo & Missy are among staple thoughts. Amen? I’m anxious already – it’s going down in JUNE. The count down is on! Stay Tuned…

Fab-Nelson-George-2010 Click HERE to relive the HONORS

VH1 Hip Hop Honors will be focusing in on the south
What an interesting choice – during this musical drought.

When I first heard the news, I shreaked where I sat.
Because I’ve heard no new music in my southern hood to warrant that.

But when the Hip Hop Statesman clarified, they’re going back to the start
And focusing on the foundation of the southern rap movement – @ heart,

I began to relax easy and let Fab continue to paint the view
that looked alot like focusing on key figures — who are well past thier due.

Oo-Oo-Ooo The Geto Boyz ain’t new & ain’t cut a track in 2 decades
But it’s never to late, (while breaths in your face) to be awarded the honorable accolade.

Hey-eeey! I’m diggin’ it – I’m diggin’ it. Last years broadcast was a HIT!
What an honor it is, to have geographical dibs in the Hip Hop Honors gig.

My wig is happy! Good information and technology highlighted the score,
I’m Qui
Residing in the South –kicking it with ‘The Legendlike Harlem is next door.

The 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards Show will air: June 7th @ 9/8c