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Day: April 24, 2008

"Blade" is Going to Jail

BREAKING: Wesley Snipes Gets Three Years in Prison! – Cinematical

This just in: Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in prison and fined up to $5 million for evading federal income taxes. Snipes was given the maximum penalty under the law.

Hmmm…. I’m no expert on sentencing guidelines, but something seems excessive on this. However, a few dips around the net assures me that Mr. Snipes is not being victimized, but wow this sucks for him. Anyway, if he was sneaky and his money was hidden in some Vichy off shore, we’d have never heard of this.

Now. Where is the next Blade movie gonna come from? I need my Cheesy (but awesome) vampire action fix!

Final Crisis is kind of Meh

The final issue of “Countdown to Final Crisis” finally comes out and it’s so bland and non-final it just wastes all of the momentum established in the preceding 51 issues.

I’m not sure I’ll even pick up the trades of this one; I’m that disappointed. I enjoy these big events, I’m a big fan of the far-reaching ones (even when they involve retcons) but “One More Day / Brand New Day” and “Final Crisis” seem to be the biggest non-events in Comics history. Not quite “Clone Saga” bad, but fairly close.

There be spoilers below here

Rising Food Prices in the News

R.O.I. –

And some prices are rising even more quickly. The latest data show cereal prices rising by more than 8% a year. Both flour and rice are up more than 13%. Milk, cheese, bananas and even peanut butter: They’re all up by more than 10%. Eggs have rocketed up 30% in a year. Ground beef prices are up 4.8% and chicken by 5.4%.

What may be simple news hype is looking more and more like a pattern. I don’t see to much of a pattern of self-referential stories (the same sources over and over) and things are looking like the first warning signs of impending trouble. Folks, if you don’t have a well stocked pantry, today is the day you should start thinking about it; or at least getting all your dry durables in order before price problems.

Being unemployed; I can’t plan that far out; I can only blog about it.

How long are you “food secure” what I mean is, should there be a crisis, how long can you last on the food you have in your house?

More food Shortage News : Where’s the butter? Shortage of milk spreads stocks thin – ENGLISH

At an elementary school in Osaka Prefecture, the children’s favorite butter-flavored buns used to be served once a week. The tasty rolls were dropped from the lunch menu in February.

Salad oil has also replaced butter in curries and stews.

The changes were not made for nutritional reasons; it was simply because butter was in short supply.

Domestically produced butter is scarce at retail stores because of a shortage of raw milk and higher prices of butter imports.

A shortage of butter for commercial use began to hit cake shops and restaurants last fall. The problem has now spread to homes.

Worse, butter makers are planning to raise retail prices in April, when raw milk prices are set to increase. The move will likely keep butter off more mealtime tables.

More news about shortages surrounding Asian people, what is going on?