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Open Letter to the Football Association

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Make David Beckham the Coach of the English Football Team. Like Diego Maradona of Argentina, Beckham is a star player who has tasted victory many times on the pitch (The Treble with Manchester United 1999 and La Liga Title with Real Madrid 2007) and is a citizen of the country for whom he would coach, in this hypothetical scenario.

* Granted Maradona has the…upper hand?…when it comes to World Cup wins. You still can’t take away the greatest solo goal in the history of World Cup play…”turns like a little eel…leaves him for dead…leaves him for dead…and that is why Diego Maradona is the greatest player in the world!”

The English players need camaraderie more than anything else. They have all the talent in the world, they just need to let it flow out of them and through each other in the form of anticipated pass completions and finishes in the back of the net.

Question: Why was Theo Walcott left off the squad?

Answer: I don’t know.

* I support Arsenal – Walcott’s club team. Wayne Rooney could have been giving and going with speedy and talented Walcott. Emile Heskey? He had a great pass to Steven Gerrard for England’s first goal against USA, before Robert Green’s gaffe at the other goal mouth.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/05/frank-lampard-england-germany

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/jul/06/wayne-rooney-world-cup-expectation

The Beautiful Game

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The sport of football is the celebration of improvisation. The English invented the game, and they called it football. Then through their Empire they spread it all over the globe. A ball landed in Brasil and improvisation took over the sport. One of my favorite auteurs of Joga Bonito is French by way of Algeria – Zinedine Zidane. Zizou – a genius with a football and a flawed human being, like the rest of us.

* To be accurate, football is organisation with improvisation. It is a blend of power and finesse. A semi-contact sport that requires spacial creativity, synchronisation, clear communication (often tacitly) and imaginative play.

Zinedine Zidane came out of retirement to lead his French team back to the World Cup Finals in 2006. He won the Golden Ball, or MVP award for the tournament. Then…Materazzi antagonised Zidane verbally and repeatedly pinched Zidane’s nipples (yeah, really invasive and annoying), as well as insulted Zidane’s mother (who was seriously ill at the time). The words “Go F*ck Yourself” in Italian (which Zidane knew how to speak from playing with Juventus) could have been accompanied by “I wish death on you and your whole family” and “You’re a son of a terrorist whore.” All of that building in the unseasonably humid (remember the 2006 summer heat?) atmosphere of a World Cup Final during the George W. Bush years when the “War on Terror” was raging in Iraq, and we were all just finding out that there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction. There is no excuse for the headbutt, but there are reasons why it happened.

“After an exhaustive study of the match video, and with the help of an Italian translator, Rees claimed that Materazzi called Zidane ‘the son of a terrorist whore’ before adding ‘so just f*** off’ for good measure, supporting the natural assumption that the Frenchman must have been grievously insulted.

As the son of two Algerian immigrants, the 34-year-old is proud of his North African roots, dedicating France‚Äôs 1998 World Cup win to ‘all Algerians who are proud of their flag and all those who have made sacrifices for their family but who have never abandoned their own culture’, so such a slur would certainly explain, if not justify, his violent response.”

Request

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment
Please help me promote Solar Electricity and Plug-In Electric Cars. I know we can do a better job with this planet if we all work together.

* Offshore Drilling phases out.
* Less “WAR4OIL.” More “National Security.”
* Energy Independence July 4, 2010? 2011? When? Now? Yes!
* The Sun is the center of our world, and we recognize it as such by powering our homes and our cars with its electromagnetic radiation moving electrons. That’s it…electrons.

Thanks Everybody. Enjoy the Sunshine wherever you are. It’s been overcast all week in LA, but as long as it’s not pitch-black then that’s light we can use for electricity. Of course, a blue sky filled with sunshine is the best for happy moods and solar electricity.

Yes We Can make electricity from the Sun every day. : )

Tesla Motors raised $226 million on its IPO

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Energy Independence July 4, 2010

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

We can make our own energy at home. A Tesla car in the garage and a solar electricity system on the roof. The utility grid acts as a battery, receiving excess solar electricity during the day that can be used at night. The meter goes both ways. Yes, the utility meter spins backward! It’s awesome!

Did I mention that the Tesla cars use zero gasoline? Think about the Gulf of Mexico gusher. When we ask ourselves the question, ‘How do we make sure that this catastrophic mess never happens again?’…Tesla cars are the answer. All plug-in electric cars are the answer. Tesla just happens to be the trailblazer in the industry, after General Motors relinquished its position by liquidating its EV1 assets, save for one car in storage at the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

Think about it. If you could charge your car at home with your solar electricity system, you wouldn’t need gas. You could plug your car in wherever you go. I’m imagining a possible future….We could put Americans back to work manufacturing and constructing a renewable energy infrastructure. Solar Electricity & Tesla cars for everyone. Build Your Dreams is another electric-car company. CODA Automotive is yet another. Nissan makes the LEAF. Dodge has the Volt.

Plug into the Sun! Dig It!

Plug into the Sun

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TSLA

I’ve been selling solar electricity since 2006, so that Tesla could plug into the Sun. When Tesla Motors wins, we all win.

Tesla’s Electric Horsepower

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Tesla is a bright and shiny beacon of hope in a dark and gloomy securities market. Shares of the electric-car company jumped 41 percent from its Initial Public Offering of $17 per share to end at $23.89, on a day when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (the top-30 US company stocks) fell by 268 points.

Stellar performance out of the gate for the company with more electric horsepower than any other car on the market. The Tesla roadster “kicks the ass of any Ferrari except the Enzo,” as Tesla’s CEO and owner, Elon Musk, likes to say.

http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=tsla