Water-Powered Car Video: GenePax Hydro Car Set for 2010



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Japanese Co. GenePax Demonstrates Car
Production Hoped for 2010






No, it's not a scam.

A Japanese company has unveiled it's water-powered car.

According to the video, "A liter of water will power the car at 80 kil/hour for about an hour."

[video length- 1:21]




Although the car emits no exhaust, how long will it be before the Green Weinies find that the GenePax auto is bad for the environment?


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Chinese Economy: Riots at the Nerf Toy Factory



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China Economic Unrest:
Riot at the Chinese Nerf Factory




Workers Demand Pay




Twenty years ago, "Riot at the Chinese Nerf Factory" would have been more likely to be the name of a punk rock CD than a headline about economic news.

China hasn't been insulated from world economic woes.


From Nerf factory riot in China and Workers riot at Chinese toy factory:

Riots are breaking out in factories in Dongguan as bankruptcies and layoffs throw thousands out of work with wages owing. South China, "the world's factory," is in chaos, faltering. After the mid-autumn festival, enormous numbers of workers simply stayed home in the provinces, rather than returning to work in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Dongguan.



Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing: "This AP story talks about a riot in the factory where Nerf toys were manufactured for Hasbro -- and no, they didn't fight with Nerf bats."

According to AP: "Shipping containers on trucks in the factory's courtyard were loaded with Hasbro boxes containing Nerf toys."

One report said the violence was touched off when the owner of the plant, Hong Kong's Kader Holdings Co. Ltd., began laying off 216 migrant workers--the factory employs 6500. Some 80 senior workers complained that they were shorted on severance pay. These 80 mobilized a mob of 500 friend and unemployed workers.

"The factory's management and the local officials really look down on the workers," said one laid-off worker who would only give his surname, Qiao, because he feared criticizing the company might jeopardize his chance of getting any compensation.

Qiao accused the police of igniting the riot. "The workers just got angry because the police hit them first," said the 30-year-old migrant from the southwestern province of Sichuan, devastated by last May's monster earthquake.


Basic pay for an assembly-line worker at the factory is 770 yuan ($112) a month, with overtime rare now that most of the Christmas orders have been filled.

Note to all those who believe China is ready to swallow up the USA: China's got economic problems of its own.

[Unrest by workers] is "a major concern in major industrial zones in Guangdong, which has been hit hard by a series of factors: rising costs of wages and raw materials along with currency fluctuations and the global financial crisis. More than 7,000 companies in Guangdong have gone bust or moved elsewhere in the first nine months of the year, the official China Daily newspaper recently reported."

One prediction: this will not be the last story readers will see about civil unrest over economic problems in China.


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MORNING INTELL: Mumbai-Pakistan Link, The Left and Hate, Senator Chris Matthews



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November 29 2008


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THE SCOOP:
* Pakistan Behind Mumbai?
* Leaker or Whistleblower?
* Chicago: Where only the criminals have guns
* Swiss likely to approve prescription smack
* Japan, Spain Race to Join Dead Civilizations
* Senator Chris Matthews?
* Republicans Lose; We Don't have to Drink Dirty Water Anymore
* AP Doesn't Want Military Fauxtography Competition




A WORLD OF NEWS



  1. Was the attacks on Mumbai the work of the Pakistanis? Looking more likely, it seems. India, Pakistan simmer over Mumbai attacks
    Indian accusations of a Pakistani link to the attacks on Mumbai that killed nearly 200 people threaten to damage attempts to improve ties between the rivals.

    Indian officials have said most, perhaps all, of the 10 attackers who held Mumbai hostage with frenzied attacks using assault rifles and grenades came from Pakistan, a Muslim nation carved out of Hindu-majority India in 1947.

    An official in Islamabad said the next one to two days would be crucial for relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Pakistan has condemned the assaults and denied any involvement by state agencies.

  2. American "allies" debate how best to squeeze blood money from a financially-stricken turnip: OPEC defers new oil supply cut as divisions emerge

    OPEC on Saturday deferred a decision on a new oil supply cut amid signs that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are demanding tighter adherence to restraints put in place over the past two months.

    Gulf producers want to see strict compliance with recent output curbs of 2 million barrels a day before considering further reductions when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Algeria on Dec. 17.

    Diplomats from throughout the oil-consuming world are also debating--about the best way to say, "Kiss my ass".

  3. Chicago, the Kingdom by Lake Michigan: homicides are up 41% since the gun ban was passed, but who's counting? Chicago Defies the Second Amendment

    When it comes to firearms, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is no slave to rationality. "Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society?" he demanded after the ruling came down. "Then why don't we do away with the court system and go back to the Old West, where you have a gun and I have a gun and we'll settle it in the streets?"

    From listening to him, you might assume that the only places in North America that don't have firefights on a daily basis are cities that outlaw handguns. You might also assume that Chicago is an oasis of concord, rather than the site of 443 homicides last year.


  4. It's comforting to know that when the Right half of the blogosphere publishes information damaging to the Obama administration that's leaked, the NY Times will stand up and applaud. Right? Right? Leaks: A Different Story in Great Britain
    We have complained for years about the fact that leakers in the CIA, the State Department and elsewhere in the federal bureaucracy have carried on a war against the Bush administration since the President's first term, a war they largely have won. Politically-motivated Democrats in the bureaucracies leak to politically-motivated Democrats at newspapers like the New York Times and the Washington Post, who run "exposes" of the Bush administration based, frequently, on selective use of classified documents. Instead of being prosecuted, the leakers have never been identified and the reporters have won awards.

    That infuriating situation is a striking contrast with what is happening in Great Britain, where one of the most prominent members of the Conservative opposition, shadow immigration minister Damian Green, has been arrested for receiving leaked information from a government official:


  5. THE OBAMA TOUCH: Is Barack Obama: The Wile E. Coyote of Diplomacy? Obama is only the president-elect--as we're reminded on a hourly basis--but he's already mishandled relations with both Pakistan and India since his election. With accomplishments like that, the sky's the limit once January 20 gets here.






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SEE ALL, KNOW ALL





  1. Chris Matthews Staffing Up for Probable Senate Run in 2010. The news reportedly sent a thrill, chill and spill running down the legs of Arlen Specter (R-PA).

  2. History lesson for those too young to remember the breathtaking days of cattle futures, Pardongate, impeachment and Travelgate: Hillary Clinton, pseudo-centrist .

  3. The Quote of the day answers the question, "How do you want to be remembered, Mr. President?"

  4. The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and Man Made Climate Change: Efforts to support global climate-change falls: Poll.
    Less than half of those surveyed, or 47 per cent, said they were prepared to make personal lifestyle changes to reduce carbon emissions, down from 58 per cent last year.

    Only 37 per cent said they were willing to spend "extra time" on the effort, an eight-point drop.

    And only one in five respondents - or 20 per cent - said they'd spend extra money to reduce climate change. That's down from 28 per cent a year ago.

    Al Gore's so pissed, he's buying stock in Consolidated Coal.

  5. Did we make any money this week? I don't know, I'll ask Washington.
    From Market Economy to Political Economy
    Even more egregious will be the directives to a nationalized Detroit. Sen. Charles Schumer, the noted automotive engineer, declared "unacceptable" last week "a business model based on gas." Instead, "We need a business model based on cars of the future, and we already know what that future is: the plug-in hybrid electric car."

    The Chevy Volt, for example? It has huge remaining technological hurdles, gets 40 miles on a charge and will sell for about $40,000, necessitating a $7,500 outright government subsidy. Who but the rich and politically correct will choose that over a $12,000 gas-powered Hyundai? The new Detroit churning out Schumer-mobiles will make the steel mills of the Soviet Union look the model of efficiency.

    The economy according to Marx, Bush, Stalin, Obama and Lenin.






MEATY LINK FUNK GOODNESS



  • Lori Drew, the Mad Max Mom Run Amok, was convicted by an LA jury of violating the terms of service of MySpace when she participated in creating a fake cyberspace boy. Her manipulation of the cyber-guy pushed 13-year-old Megan Meier over the edge to suicide and produced a national outcry once the story was publicized. Should the Lori Drew Cyberbullying Decision Be Overturned?
    Young Megan Meier hung herself after she was spurned by her MySpace boyfriend. The boyfriend never existed. He was a creation of the mother of one of Megan’s classmates. The mother, Lori Drew, was found guilty Tuesday of creating a fake persona.
    ...
    According to CNN, Lori Drew was convicted of three misdemeanor counts in the case of 13-year-old Megan Meier’s suicide that came as a result of her being criticized on the Web site MySpace.com.

    In old Western movies, the villain would be brought to the gallows and someone in the crowd would inevitably yell, "Hangin's too good for 'em!"

    We'll just say, "30 days in the electric chair" and leave it at that.

  • Another Hillary brick in the Obama wall: Obama Picks Pro-Hillary Communications Director

  • BORED, FIREARMS-INCOMPETENT ATHLETE ALERT: Maybe he didn't like the music? Plaxico Burress Shoots Himself in the Leg' Update: Shocker! Shooting Took Place at a Nightclub . At least he's not playing for the Steelers anymore.

  • Abortion Now Number One Cause Of Death In Spain: Remember when the MSM was predicting in the 1980s that the USA would soon be swallowed whole by Japan, Inc.? Mark Steyn's Lights out relates how Japan and Spain are following the Path of the Dead (Civilizations). At least the dying nations share a chapter of history: Incans, Aztecs, Japanese, Spanish.

  • The Left celebrates: We don't have to drink dirty water anymore! EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark and Science, common sense returning to Washington. Now, mothers won't have to be worried about non-aborted babies having their grown stunted by the environmental nightmare that was America 2000-2008.



by Mondo Frazier
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MORNING INTELL: Anti-social Homosexual Penguins and RINOs



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November 29 2008


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THE SCOOP:
* The Religion of Man Made Global Warming Debunked
* Ten Random, Politically-Incorrect Thoughts
* 19 New Words
* Truth for RINOs
* Cyber Attack Against Combat Zone/Military Computers
* 10 Republicans Who Should Go Away
* Obama Citizenship

  1. Pakistan, Likely Behind Mumbai Attacks, Sends Its Top Spymaster To Help "Investigate" the Attacks
    Ace: "Is he going to help India find the culprits, or simply to find out how much India knows about the true genesis of the crime? I suspect the latter."

  2. Black Friday's Mindless Stampede. Video highlights included in the update.

  3. Cyber Attack Against Combat Zone/Military Computers
    Susan Duclos: "It is suspected the origin of the malware affecting the computers was Russia but that is just a suspicion at this point and even then, they have no clue as to whether it was a private hacker or group or whether the government was involved."

  4. "Shocker": Minnesota Muslim Was Somalian Homicide Bomber Terrorist
    Debbie Schlussel: "And therefore, I'm sure it's just a mere coincidence that several of the thousands of Somalians who've invaded Minnesota and other American locales--and insisted we adapt to their barbaric and old-world mores of refusing to be cabbies to people with guide dogs or closed bottles of alcohol in their luggage or ring up pepperoni pizza at Target--are missing and are now suicide bombers in Somalia, including this guy:"

  5. How many times did Joe Biden say Obama would be tested in the first six months:Russia sells arms/transports to Chavez… pledges aid to build nuke energy program
    Among other "firsts" the campaign can claim: first time America's enemies (Russia, Iran, Palestinians, Venezuela] have so enthusiastically tested the resolve of a "president-elect".





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SEE ALL, KNOW ALL



  1. US Congressman And Obama Superdelegate Travel To Indonesia To Exchange Cash For Sensitive Indonesian Records And Information: Bloggers continue to do the work that the American MSM won't do.

  2. Writer Hits Mark on Issue of Obama Birth Certificate
    Bob McCarty: "Today at American Thinker, I read what is perhaps the best piece to date on the subject of President-elect Barack Obama’s birth certificate and how it relates to his eligibility to serve as the nation’s 44th president."

  3. AOL MAKES ITS PITCH TO JOIN MSM: (Still) Challenging Obama's Birth Certificate
    The writer's article in three words: "Those damn bloggers!"

  4. Tulsa Take: The Great Birth Certificate Scandal/Cover-Up of ‘08
    Buyers’ remorse is in the air. America has been hijacked. What a price we will pay if the Supreme Court and the Electoral College abandon their oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution by capitulating – as the media have – to our enemies. God Save America!






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Celebrity Rumor Mill: November 28 2008



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News, Rumors, Gossip, Allegations

November 28, 2008

Celebrity Rumor Mill

* Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
* Britney is a "Wonderful Mother"?
* SCUMBAG WINS MONEY






  1. Madonna, A-Rod Make Beautiful Music Together
    Are you kiding me? I wonder if he'll get to second base?

  2. NBC's Rosie O’Donnell variety show disappoints
    Rosie's night-before-Thanksgiving TV turkey.

  3. Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede
    The Wal-Mart Panic? No bargain wide-screen TV is worth an innocent life.

  4. New Buffy movie on the way? Talk about returning from the dead.

  5. SPEIDI NUPS HOAX?
    The Hills stars, who claim they tied the knot in a wedding ceremony at a chapel near Cabo San Lucas on Nov. 20, don't appear to be legally married.






    GAWKER





  6. Lynne Spears: Britney Is a 'Wonderful Mother'
    See link below.

  7. BRITNEY KID DROPS THE F-BOMB

  8. ASHLEE & PETE BRONX CHEER
    Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has boy, Bronx. The baby looks like Queens.

  9. Which Celeb Escaped To Las Vegas To Avoid A Family Thanksgiving?
    No Peeking!

  10. Google Tosses Its Code of Conduct — Along With 10,000 Jobs
    Google Shifts Workers to Keep their "Temporary Worker" status.




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Late Night Comics: Rate the Jokes, November 28 2008



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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Barack Obama’s people are trying to lower expectations. Everyone thinks he’s going to be able to fix everything. If they want to lower expectations, they should keep some of those Bush people on.

A political organization has filmed a new TV ad thanking Sarah Palin for all she did for the campaign. The organization is called the Democratic Party.

The executives of the Big Three automakers have said that they will now carpool to Washington next year instead of flying in on private jets. To make sure there won’t be any problems, they will drive a Toyota.

The economy is so bad, the White House turkey turned down the pardon. He says he lost all his money in the stock market and has nothing left to live for.

Rating: Even

Late Show Top Ten

Top Ten Signs President Bush Doesn't Care Anymore

10. Hasn't taken off his Iron Man costume since Halloween
9. The menu for the White House Thanksgiving dinner? Corn dogs and Beefaroni
8. Drew a picture of Garfield on Dick Cheney's bald head
7. He's barely trying to ruin the economy anymore
6. Spent the entire weekend in the Oval Office pardoning himself
5. Saw Osama at Arby's drive-thru but didn't feel like chasing him
4. Spends Cabinet meetings scanning classifieds for next job
3. Primary focus is surpassing Hank Paulson's high score on "Guitar Hero"
2. Asking Obama, "How soon can you bail me out of the White House?"
1. Started dating hefty interns

RATING: -3

Late Show with David Letterman

They have a new balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: the John McCain balloon — it never gets off the ground.

A mailman was arrested for not delivering junk mail. Still no word on bin Laden.

Obama got $800 billion to rescue the economy. All I can say is, Thank you, Oprah.

During the transition, President Bush is busy granting pardons. Today he pardoned Sarah Palin for her interview with Katie Couric.

RATING: -2

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

In a speech this morning, Barack Obama said, “This isn’t about big government or small government. It’s about building a smarter government.” When he heard this, President Bush said, “I get it, I get it. I’m leaving.”

Earlier today, John McCain gave his first press conference since the election, and he said that for a lot of people, Sarah Palin was an energizing factor during the campaign. Unfortunately for McCain those people are called Democrats.

A new study has found that the Ford Motor Company makes the cars with the highest safety ratings. Apparently Ford cars are so safe because they never leave the dealer’s lot.

RATING: Even

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Sarah Palin is back on the campaign trail. She’s going to go to the Senate runoff election down in Georgia. As soon as she finds out where Georgia is, she’s going right down there . . .

Somali pirates have captured another ship. Interestingly, al-Qaida has declared war on the pirates — it’s like evil versus evil. It’s like Dick Cheney versus his lawyer.

The pirates have gone high-tech. They even have MySpace pages. Current mood? “Looking for booty.”

Rating: -1

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

I had $350,000 riding on Lance Bass to win “Dancing With the Stars.” Now I have to sell my house. Unless Lance comes up with the money he owes me.

For many voters, dancing wasn’t so important. The undecided factor was the economy.

Barack Obama’s wife Oprah Winfrey has her “Favorite Things” show this week. She’s featuring affordable things this year . . . thumbtacks.

Rating: Even

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NFLNFL Parity Scheduling: Some Playoff Teams Are Dogs



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Who Will be 2008's Parity Dog?



Parity Dog Winners 2003-2007
Likely 2008 Parity Dog Contenders




For casual followers, the National Football League's scheduling is rigged.

It's not an accusation: it's a fact--and one of which the league is proud. It's called parity scheduling by the NFL.

Parity scheduling has a purpose: it allows some not-so-good teams a chance to make the playoffs. Fans from even the worst teams have reason to cheer every other year.

Some might call it "planned mediocrity". The NY Times calls it "socialized football". From N.F.L. Parity Ensures Anxiety Is Shared Equally :
Coach killers are not rebel players or doomed franchises or the injury fates. What kills a coach most often — whether he is fired, quits or retires — is N.F.L. parity. Or socialized football brought to you by the hard salary cap.

The league put in the hard cap in 1993 to provide every team, no matter how large the owner’s wallet, an even chance to compete for the Super Bowl. Basically, these league landlords devised a system to promote mediocrity while insisting their teams rise above it. In essence, owners are desperate to hire safe crackers for their own homes.


The concept behind scheduling for parity is simple: if you have a good record, you'll be schedule against tougher opponents the next year. If you have a bad year, you'll get a break.

The weak sisters of the NFL therefore get to play each other and the best of the previous year's losers has a chance to make the playoffs--and usually a quick trip home after a sound thumping by one of the team which survived a tougher schedule.

Let's call this manufactured playoff team, the "Parity Dog".

There is a formula for each NFL team's 16-game schedule and it goes something like this:
  • Home and away games are played against their three division opponents, totaling 6 games.
  • There are four teams from another division that are rotating on a three year cycle within its conference, totaling 4 games.
  • There are four teams from another division (non-conference) that play on a rotating four-year cycle, totaling 4 games.
  • The last two inter-conference games are based on the prior year’s last standings totaling 2 games. The games are matched against a first place team and the first place team in a two same conference division team. This is not scheduled to play in that season. The same cycle is matched for second, third, and fourth placed teams each year.


It's these last two games that put the "par" in "parity". If a team wins its division, the next year, it will face two other division winners. If the team finishes last in its division, its reward: two games against two other last-place teams.

Not all bad teams get easy schedules: Cincinnati's 2008 schedule is an example. Call it the (bad) luck of the 2008 draw.

The Bengals are in the AFC North. This is the year the AFC North's non-conference opponents come from the NFC East (NY Giants, Washington, Dallas, Philadelphia). All of those NFC teams are tough this year and all have winning records.

The AFC North's matched up with the teams from the AFC South (Indianapolis, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Houston) in 2008. None are push-overs. Intra-divison rivalry games are always tough, so that gives Cincinnati 12 tough games and two easy ones.

Who's likely to be 2008's parity dog(s)?

Who were the parity dogs from the last five years?

Let's take a look.




PARITY DOG ELIGIBILITY



QUALIFYING CRITERIA:

Teams which 1) had one of the 10 easiest schedules (according to their record the previous year); 2) made the playoffs; and 3) made a quick exit.

STYLE POINTS: If the Parity Dog contender gets blown out the first round of the playoffs, extra consideration will be given to that team.

TWO DOGS in the FIGHT: (With apologies to Michael Vick)
If two Parity Dogs meet in a first-round playoff game, the winner is not eliminated from Parity Dog consideration, but a playoff victory makes it very difficult to lay claim to being a Parity Dog.




The 12 Easiest 2008 NFL Schedules
(based on 2007 final records of their scheduled 2008 opponents):

  • New England - .387 (99-157)
  • San Diego - .422 (108-148)
  • Oakland - .438 (112-144)
  • Denver - .445 (114-142)
  • New Orleans - .449 (115-141)
    Buffalo - .449 (115-141)
  • Kansas City .453 (116-140)
  • New York Jets - .457 (117-139)
  • Atlanta - .461 (118-138)
  • Carolina - .465 (119-137)
    Miami - .465 (119-137)
    Arizona - .465 (119-137)



2008 Records of the 12 Teams with the Easiest Schedules

  • New York Jets 8-3
  • Carolina 8-3
  • Atlanta 8-3
  • New England 7-4
  • Arizona 7-4
  • Denver 6-5
  • Miami 6-5
  • Buffalo 6-5
  • New Orleans 6-5
  • San Diego 4-7
  • Oakland 3-8
  • Kansas City 1-10


Only three of the 12 teams with the easiest schedules have losing records.

This is not good news for Kansas City and Oakland: when you have one of the easiest schedules in the league and your record is 1-10, you've got some problems. San Diego has only managed four wins thus far this season.

For the Chargers, it may be that injuries, talent, team chemistry and coaching are too much for even an easy schedule to cure.

Of the 12, parity dogs abound.

The NY Jets, Carolina, Atlanta, New England, Arizona and Denver have the best chances at making the playoffs at the moment. New Orleans, Buffalo and Miami have outside chances.

And that might be a blessing: all three are likely to meet a quick demise in the playoffs--if they qualified.

Best bets for 2008 Parity Dog honors: Arizona, Denver and Atlanta.

All are suspect, regardless of what their boosters claim. In fact, Denver would be slinking off into the sunset in every other division but the NFC North.




The 10 Toughest 2008 NFL Schedules
(based on 2007 final records of their scheduled 2008 opponents):

  • Pittsburgh - .594 (opponents won 153 and lost 103 combined in 2007)
  • Indianapolis - .592 (152-104)
  • Jacksonville - .559 (143-113)
  • Minnesota - .551 (141-115)
    Baltimore - .551 (141-115)
  • Cincinnati - .547 (140-116)
    Houston - .547 (140-116)
    Cleveland - 547 (140-116)
  • Detroit - .543 (139-117)
    Tennessee - .543 (139-117)


--Toughest NFL Schedules 2008



2008 Records of the 10 Teams with the Hardest Schedules

  • Tennessee 10-1
  • Pittsburgh 8-3
  • Baltimore 7-4
  • Indianapolis 7-4
  • Minnesota 6-5
  • Houston 4-7
  • Jacksonville 4-7
  • Cleveland 4-7
  • Cincinnati 1-9-1
  • Detroit 0-11


So, as can be seen, half of the teams with the toughest schedules are playing .500 or better in 2008; half are not. There may be more reasons for Cincinnati and Detroit's woeful record than injuries, talent, the front office or coaching.

Four of the teams with the toughest schedules have reasonable hopes for the playoffs: Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Tennessee and Baltimore. Minnesota has hopes; how reasonable they are is debatable.




Who Were the Parity Dogs of the Last Five Years?

2007

Playoff Teams:

  • New England 16-0
  • Dallas 13-3
  • Green Bay 13-3
  • Indianapolis 13-3
  • San Diego 11-5
  • Jacksonville 11-5
  • Pittsburgh 10-6
  • New York Giants 10-6
  • Tennessee 10-6
  • Seattle 10-6
  • Tampa Bay 9-7
  • Washington 9-7


Parity Dog Contenders
(Teams with the 10 easiest schedules which made the Playoffs)

Tampa Bay (29th), Seattle (24), Green Bay (23)

* Seattle won over Washington 35-14
* Tampa Bay lost to NY Giants 24-14
* Green bay won over Seattle 42-20
* NY Giants won over Green Bay 23-20(OT)


PARITY DOG of 2007:



Tampa Bay Buccaneers





2006

Playoff Teams:

  • San Diego 14-2
  • Chicago 13-3
  • Baltimore 13-3
  • Indianapolis 12-4
  • New England 12-4
  • New York Jets 10-6
  • Philadelphia 10-6
  • New Orleans 10-6
  • Kansas City 9-7
  • Dallas 9-7
  • Seattle 9-7
  • New York Giants 8-8


Parity Dog Contenders
(Teams with the 10 easiest schedules which made the Playoffs)

Chicago (32), Seattle (30), New York Jets (28), New England (26)

* New England 37, New York Jets 16
* Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 8
* Seattle 21, Dallas 20
* New England 24, San Diego 21
* Chicago 27, Seattle 24, OT
* Indianapolis 38, New England 34
* Chicago 39, New Orleans 14
* Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17


PARITY DOG of 2006:



New York Jets





2005

Playoff Teams:

  • Indianapolis 14-2
  • Seattle 13-3
  • Denver 13-3
  • Jacksonville 12-4
  • Pittsburgh 11-5
  • NY Giants 11-5
  • Tampa Bay 11-5
  • Carolina 11-5
  • Chicago 11-5
  • Cincinnati 11-5
  • New England 10-6
  • Washington 10-6


Parity Dog Contenders
(Teams with the 10 easiest schedules which made the Playoffs)

Seattle (29), Washington (28), Chicago (25), NY Giants (23)

* Washington 17 Tampa Bay 10
* Carolina 23 NY Giants 0
* Seattle 20 Washington 10
* Carolina 29 Chicago 21
* Seattle 34 Carolina 14
* Pittsburgh 21 Seattle 10


PARITY DOG of 2005:



New York Giants and Chicago Bears (Tie)






2004

Playoff Teams:

  • Pittsburgh 15-1
  • New England 14-2
  • Philadelphia 13-3
  • Indianapolis 12-4
  • San Diego 12-4
  • Atlanta 11-5
  • NY Jets 10-6
  • Denver 10-6
  • Green Bay 10-6
  • Seattle 9-7
  • St. Louis 8-8
  • Minnesota 8-8


Parity Dog Contenders
(Teams with the 10 easiest schedules which made the Playoffs)

Denver (29), Philadelphia (28), Green Bay (26)

* Indianapolis Colts 49 Denver Broncos 24
* Minnesota Vikings 31 Green Bay Packers 17
* Philadelphia Eagles 27 Minnesota Vikings 14
* Philadelphia Eagles 27 Atlanta Falcons 10
* New England 24 Philadelphia 21


PARITY DOG of 2004:



Denver and Green Bay (Tie)





2003

Playoff Teams:

  • New England 14-2
  • Kansas City 13-3
  • Philadelphia 12-4
  • St. Louis 12-4
  • Indianapolis 12-4
  • Tennessee 12-4
  • Carolina 11-5
  • Baltimore 10-6
  • Denver 10-6
  • Seattle 10-6
  • Dallas 10-6
  • Green Bay 10-6



Parity Dog Contenders
(Teams with the 10 easiest schedules which made the Playoffs)

Seattle (31), Green Bay (30), St. Louis (28), Kansas City (25)

* Green Bay Packers 33 Seattle Seahawks 27 (OT)
* Indianapolis Colts 38 Kansas City Chiefs 31
* Carolina Panthers 29 St. Louis Rams 23 (2OT)
* Philadelphia Eagles 20 Green Bay Packers 17 (OT)


PARITY DOG of 2003:



Seattle Seahawks





PARITY DOG Award Winners 2003-2007




2008: ? [Leading contenders on 11-28-2008: Arizona, Denver and Atlanta]
2007: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2006: New York Jets
2005: NY Giants, Chicago Bears
2004: Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers
2003: Seattle Seahawks




Originally, it was intended to name Parity Dogs from 1998-2007, but finding the strength of schedule for those earlier years proved to be time-consuming. We'll add those earlier years in an upcoming article.

So, there's a few things the reader can take away from all of this.

1) If your favorite NFL team finished in last place in their division, you'll have a shot at the playoffs next year, courtesy of the National Football League's parity scheduling. You'll get all of the help the NFL can offer a team that's down-on-their-luck.

Then, next year, your team will be in the running for the coveted 2009 Parity Dog honors.

2) If your favorite NFL team grabbed one of the highly-prized Parity Dog tags, try to look on the bright side: at least they made the playoffs.

In other words, you had a dog in the hunt.


by Mondo Frazier
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* 4-legged.com
* dbkp file
Sources:
* Schedule favors these five teams
* 2007 Strength of Schedule
* NFL Play-off Results, 2006-7
* 2006 NFL Strength of Schedule
* NFL Play-off Results, Schedule
* 2005 NFL Strength of Schedule Rankings
* Strength Of Schedule - Win/Loss




MORNING INTELL: Mumbai Madness and Rosie O's Turkey



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THE SCOOP:
* USA Blamed for Mumbai Attacks
* Sharia Law in the USA
* Obama Two-Fer
* Why the MSM is Palin-Obsessive
* Financial Crisis Solution?
* 'The Most Dangerous Woman in the World'
* Rosie O'Donnell's Turkey




  1. MURDER in MUMBAI: Five hostages killed in Jewish center, chaos at hotel

  2. The CLUB of TWO: Deepak Chopra Blames Washington For Mumbai Terrorist Attacks ...Update: Iran Agrees

  3. ONE OBAMANATION UNDER GOD: Since DBKP's participating in the traditional press honeymoon (for another day or two weeks or whatever) with the new president-elect, the term "megalomaniac" will not be employed to describe the following remark by BHO to Barbara Walters.

    “This is the moment . . . that the world is waiting for. I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.”
    [From You lucky bastards have now me to inspire you!]

  4. TWO-FER: 1) To ensure that those who do not have (or may choose not to buy) health care, where's the best place to look for "change"? How about all those other socialized health care systems that make Europe--and now Australia--look like third-world countries! Obamacare 2) Obamessage makes one give thanks the day after Thanksgiving--that we bought a skid of No-Doze two years ago from Sam's Club.

  5. MySharia: The first billboard warning of Sharia Law has been seen in America: Campaign warns Americans about looming Shariah code. It appears there's more wrong with the Motor City than the murders, corruption, the Lions and the failing Big Three automakers.

  6. Like the vidoe game, Doom; like the movie Underworld with scarier characters: Shadow World: Resurgent Russia, The Global New Left, and Radical Islam
    "The West is also threatened by a fifth column of global, radical Leftists with ideological connections to Russia and the theo-political-legal ideology of radical Islam."





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* BRAG TIME: Shortly after 7 pm on Thanksgiving day, November 28 2008, DBKP.com got it's 1,000,000th visitor to our new site (http://deathby1000papercuts.com). THANKS go out to readers!

  1. CLINTON PROBLEM SOLVED?: Arguments abound over whether it's a good move or a bad move for Obama to name Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State.
    Sorry, I'm not buying it. It seems simple to me: She can't do him much damage from the Senate, where she doesn't rank. She can do him a lot of damage through self-interested leaking from the State Department. (Here's Exhibit Z, if you needed it, from Elizabeth Drew.) If he fires her she can then run against him and make more trouble.

    Mickey Kaus says, "Gird Your Loins".

  2. ISRAEL-PALESTINE: Is there a MSM news bias for one side over the other? None Dare Call it News Coverage. Is Bill Gates a geek?

  3. COLD CRUNCHY CREDIT GOODNESS: Iceland: They're Not Gonna Take It The good people of Iceland are ready to rumble--or riot.

  4. SO MANY CHOICES: If you're Paul Volcker, which would you rather do: let people keep more of the money they earn (tax cuts) OR move closer to a Soviet-style economy (take the money from people, recycle it through the Federal government bureaucracy, then send a portion of it back to the peasants)? Kudlow on Mundell





MEATY LINK FUNK GOODNESS







by Mondo Frazier
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Thanksgiving Funny Turkeys: DBKP Gives Thanks for Humor



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And to help you digest, the funniest Thanksgiving program ever, from another 4 letter enterprise. WKRP.




“As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”
— Arthur Carlson, WKRP in Cincinnati





Happy thanksgiving from those here DBKP.



Mondo, LBG, RidesAPaleHorse, pat, Trench, Luscious P, Babba Zee





by pat/Mondo
images:
* myspacegraphicsandanimations




MORNING INTELL: Obama Citizenship, Aging Reversed, Thanksgiving



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November 27 2008


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THE SCOOP:
* THANKSGIVING is for Thanks, Right?
* New Drug Reverses the Effects of Aging?
* 100s injured, dead in INDIAN Terrorist Attack
* Obama Citizenship Questions Continue
* Big Brother Alert
* Brainy Obama?




HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


  1. Turkey, Football, Dressing. Really, I didn't want to go anywhere anyhow: Roads, skies less full as Thanksgiving rush starts
  2. The America-hating disease has spread like a brush fire upon the earth.
    America, the Blessing
  3. Word wars: Most Americans prefer “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays.”
  4. Things To Be Thankful For In A Troubled World: The motto at the news networks may be, "If it doesn't bleed, it doesn't lead", but there's plenty of things to be thankful for today if you're in America.





TWO STORIES FROM WIRED:

  • IF You Think Social Security is in trouble now:
    Drugs Reveal Another Possible Cause of Aging: ""In principle, we now could have a way of reversing the effects of aging," said David Sinclair, a Harvard University gerontologist and co-founder of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a company best-known for its development of an experimental drug called resveratrol."
    The government paying people until we're all 125? Maybe they'll start a lottery to see who gets Social Security after the age of 110.
  • A Scientific Quandry:
    When Intelligent and Natural Design Collide: "On a recent flight to California, I found myself looking at man-made structures in the Nevada desert and wondering: did I really know, in a scientifically valid way, that they were artificial? Or was I simply resorting to the principles of Intelligent Design, which in other contexts I'm quick to discredit?"










OBAMA CITIZENSHIP ISSUES CONTINUE



  1. It may be a "First Read" at NBC News, but only if you've not been looking for the last six months. Duo take Obama birth challenge to Court Hard to ignore all of the court cases--but the other networks continue to do so.
  2. Kenyan Ambassador tries to explain away his recorded statement from a few days ago. He still declines to answer a simple question.
    Kenya: 'I don't know' if Obama born in U.S.
  3. The Obama citizenship issue in one concise interview:
    Alan Keyes Tells Us Why He Questions Obama's Presidency
  4. David Broder: "When I started covering the White House more than 50 years ago, I believed that the smarter a president was, the better he would be. That was wrong."
    Good Time For a Brainy President






MEATY LINK FUNK GOODNESS



  • BIG BROTHER ALERT:
    Border Agents Begin Using “Long-Range” RFID Scanners on ID Cards: "USA Today has a story on the new long-range RFID scanners reading ID cards as individuals drive toward the border."
    “By the time a car stops at the Customs booth, the agent will have the photos and information of everyone in the car. If a name is on a watch list or database, the person will be taken in for questioning."

    Long-range ID cards? While this might sound good for terror uses, it's potential for misuse by the government is high.
    “Once a particular individual is identified through an RFID tag, personally identifiable information can be retrieved from any number of sources and then aggregated to develop a profile of the individual.”

  • Fauxtography for Dummies: Fauxtography For Dummies: Use PhotoShop, Catch Criminals. Interview with LAPD forensic photographer.

  • All new for 2011, General Ford Cerberus Motors is proud to present The FannieCrat 3000, the first automobile designed by members of Congress for their adoring constituents. All new for 2011, GFCM presents the FannieCrat 3000 Luxury Sedan! It's a keeper!

  • Lotsa LOLs: Terrorist Restless Leg Syndrome



by Mondo Frazier
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Free Cruise: Register Your Friends, But Especially, Your Enemies



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Just for you pal!!

Looks like it could be a helluva lot of fun!

I hope you don't mind, but I've taken the liberty of putting your name into a drawing for a Seven-day, Six-night Cruise on the fabulous new Gypsy Queen Cruise Line ship, the ' Dixie Belle'.

Good luck, I hope you win!

The Flagship ' Dixie Belle' is shown below...



Your first nights meal promises to be scrumptious, featuring fillet of minnow, grilled perch, collards, and all you eat rusty crawfish!






If you win, make sure to take pictures, especially of the famous 'Ole Muddy Midnight SkinnyDip'--with your hostesses Euella Bell and Krissie.

[ABOVE: Euella Bell and Krissie]







Since you may be in the presidential suite, you will have a balcony view and the finest facilities with all the expected amenities.


Nothing is too good for my friends!


by RidesAPaleHorse
images: RAPH




 
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