Medley of extemporanea

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  1. Omg you’re all so pathetic... she comes here passes a cheep complement and asks for all your most personal information and you just give it up without a second thought! Why not just post your ssn and credit card numbers while you’re at it! Like I did. Oh, a Somali Goth?... that's a little scary, they seem to be appearing in record numbers... location: usa, sex: yes, i mean male, occupation: diet coke and internet , music: trance (am tired of music with words!) general. Interests: food (that's a little specific); what i do when no one is watching: visit ... etc: 224887458 etc2: 4110-8404-9842-8121 OG_Girl, isn't wajeer northern kenya?
  2. when will it bleed to death already!
  3. how about none of it.... but if you must go, for something Punjabi... they have nice beats
  4. are there any weblogs by somalis? do any of you have any that you like to read?
  5. ... but good advice still
  6. that's a really good question original gangster girl... i was hoping someone would tell me
  8. Martha Stewart Guilty of All Counts By ERIN McCLAM, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK - Martha Stewart (news - web sites) was convicted Friday of obstructing justice and lying to the government about why she unloaded her ImClone stock just before the price plummeted — a verdict that could send her to prison and cripple the homemaking empire built around her vision of gracious living. Her ex-stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, also was found guilty in the stock scandal. Stewart, 62, grimaced and her eyes widened slightly upon hearing the verdict, and she later released a statement maintaining her innocence and promising an appeal. The woman who built a reputation as a steely perfectionist and a ruthless executive walked out of the courthouse stone-faced before being driven away in a sport utility vehicle as supporters shouted, "We love Martha!" She will remain free while she awaits sentencing June 17. "Maybe it's a victory for the little guys who lose money in the market because of these kinds of transactions," said juror Chappell Hartridge. He and the three other men and eight women on the jury deliberated over three days before finding Stewart guilty on all charges: conspiracy, two counts of making false statements and obstruction of justice. Bacanovic, 41, was convicted of conspiracy, perjury, making a false statement and obstruction of justice, but was acquitted of making a false document. The charges carry up to 20 years in prison for both Stewart and Bacanovic. The judge could potentially sentence the pair to time in a halfway house or home confinement, but legal experts have said the term would probably be reduced to roughly a year in prison under federal guidelines. Each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years and a $250,000 fine. The charges centered on why Stewart dumped about $228,000 worth of ImClone Systems stock on Dec. 27, 2001, just a day before it was announced that the Food and Drug Administration (news - web sites) had rejected ImClone's application for approval of a cancer drug. The announcement sent ImClone's stock sharply lower. The drug eventually won government approval. Stewart and Bacanovic claimed they had a standing agreement to sell when the price fell below $60. But the government contended that was a phony cover story and that Stewart sold because she was tipped by her broker that ImClone CEO Sam Waksal was frantically trying to dump his own holdings. Waksal later admitted selling his stock based on advance word of the FDA decision. He is serving seven years in prison for insider trading. Stewart, who averted more than $51,000 in losses by selling when she did, was not charged with insider trading; instead, she and her broker were accused of lying about the transaction and altering records to support the alleged cover story. Stewart was easily the most recognizable face in the government crackdown on corporate crime that began with the collapse of Enron in 2001. Stewart's supporters claim she was being targeted because of her celebrity status. Stewart made herself into the nation's premier homemaker by way of magazines, TV programs and everything from cookie cutters and garlic presses to bedsheets and pillows. Martketing experts have said that the company is so closely tied to her name and face that the effect could be devastating. "This is a terrible tragedy for a great brand," said Seth Siegel, co-founder of The Beanstalk Group, a trademark licensing agency. The government now may press to have her removed from the board of her company. She stepped down as chief executive after being indicted last summer but remains as chief creative officer. In a statement on her Web site, Stewart said: "I am obviously distressed by the jury's verdict but I continue to take comfort in knowing that I have done nothing wrong and that I have the enduring support of my family and friends. "I will appeal the verdict and continue to fight to clear my name. I believe in the fairness of the judicial system and remain confident that I will ultimately prevail." Stewart's conviction came on a volatile day of trading in her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. The stock shot up on word of a verdict, then trading was briefly halted. The stock plummeted after trading resumed. The stock dropped $3.17, or 23 percent, to close at $10.86. At one point Friday, it hit a 52-week high of $17. The government's star witness was Douglas Faneuil, a former Merrill Lynch & Co. assistant who said he passed the tip about Waksal to Stewart on orders from his boss, Bacanovic. Faneuil said that when he told Bacanovic about a flurry of selling by the Waksal family that morning, Bacanovic blurted: "Oh my God, get Martha on the phone." He also said Bacanovic pressured him to lie about the transaction. Prosecutors further contended Bacanovic doctored a worksheet of Stewart's portfolio after the fact by making the notation "(at)60" next to her ImClone stock. A forensics expert with the Secret Service testified that the mark was made in a different ink. In addition, Stewart's personal assistant testified Stewart altered a computer log of a Dec. 27, 2001, message from Bacanovic, then immediately told her to restore the log to its original wording. Also, a longtime Stewart friend, Mariana Pasternak, testified Stewart confided that she had known the Waksals were selling. Pasternak said Stewart added: "Isn't it nice to have brokers who tell you those things?" But Pasternak admitted on cross-examination that the remark may have been something she herself thought, not something Stewart said. In closing arguments, prosecutor Michael Schachter said the story about the arrangement to sell ImClone at $60 was "phony," "silly" and "simply an after-the-fact cover story." He said Stewart and her broker "left behind a trail of evidence exposing the truth about Martha Stewart's sale and exposing the lies they would tell." For its part, the defense tried to discredit Faneuil as an admitted drug user and a liar. When the scandal broke, he initially backed up his boss, but later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, saying he had received an extra week of vacation and a free airline ticket for keeping his mouth shut. Stewart did not testify, and her lawyers called only one witness during a defense that lasted less than an hour. In closing arguments, defense attorney Robert Morvillo said that the conspiracy as outlined by the government was too sloppy to be true. He urged the jury to let Stewart get back to "improving the quality of life for all of us." "If you do that," he said, echoing Stewart's slogan, "it's a good thing." Stewart could have faced even more prison time, but the judge threw out the most serious charge — a securities fraud count that alleged she deceived investors in her own company when she publicly declared her innocence in the scandal. The judge had referred to the charge as "novel." At times, the six-week trial seemed more fodder for gossip columns than the financial pages. Stewart's arrival each day was chronicled by a barrage of photographers and camera crews, with the tabloids taking careful note of her expensive handbags and stylish heels. Celebrities Rosie O'Donnell, Bill Cosby and Brian Dennehy all showed up in court in support of Stewart. In court, Stewart at times was portrayed as rude, insulting, demanding and cheap. According to testimony, she once threatened to take her business elsewhere because she did not like her brokerage's telephone hold music.
  9. just some ayat i noticed in the quran. 6:159 As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects , thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did. 30:32 Those who split up their Religion, and become (mere) sects ,- each party rejoicing in that which is with itself! 22:78 And strive for Allah with the endeavor which is His right. He hath chosen you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you muslims of old time and in this (Scripture), that the messenger may be a witness against you, and that ye may be witnesses against mankind. So establish worship, pay the poor due, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting Friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper! 27:91 For me, I have been commanded to serve the Lord of this city, Him Who has sanctified it and to Whom (belong) all things: and I am commanded to be of the muslims . 41:33 Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says, " I am of those who are muslims "? -haniif
  10. Baltimore is great! .... long as your armed
  11. "tomorow is the 9th of dul hija a very good day for moslims to fast (soom) God forgives for the last year and the coming year for those who fast and comes to the nearby samaa"
  12. After reading the article I withdraw my previous statements. What do I stand for? What kind of question is that? am I some kind of politician when you’re asking me what I stand for... What do you expect me to say, “I stand for education, free healthcare and a strong economy”? just kidding there, but really; what do you mean?
  13. Hunger (it’s the dish am most familiar with these days) .. it will not take much effort on your part utensils: empty stomach, gastrointestinal muscles (most people come with these), and a timing device. Ingredients: nothing (talk about economic) instructions. Step 1: Set your timing device to ring 12 hours after eating Step 2: Don’t eat any food untill timer goes off Now by following these 2 simple steps you can look forward to mouthwatering hunger delighful stomach pains.
  14. I haven’t read that site in a while… I’ve lost all respect for their reporting. They might throw in a “real” news story now and then but they are consistent in their reporting of such things as Tanzanian snakes' sex shows , ghosts raping people, monkeys getting kicked out of parliament buildings, “the strongest man in Africa”, and they love to keep up to date with the latest from the Swazi king and when his next reed dance will be… let’s not forget such articles as the one about baboons getting shot for sleeting food in south Africa… The point am trying to make is there are alot of things going on in Africa, a lot of real news to report, and events to be analyzed but is simply not able to or not interested in doing that.
  15. i forget movies as soon as they're over :'( Jawahiir said something about solaris... that was good movie
  16. notice how the africa section of the never has any important news... never any real news... always random things like this that are i think made for entertainment, not information. just compare the africa section and any of the other sections the africa section of is like the oddly enough section of
  17. I don't know about cancer, but has anyone noticed there is a lot of Somali kids born in Canada with down syndrome?
  18. Originally posted by somealien: so why torture them? thats my real question. how or why would they feel threatened by these men? :confused: have you read news about that part of the world in the last.... let's see.... ten years??? does the name cusmaan reer laadin ring a bell?