BORN IN HAWAII – the fictional movie.

Verifying President Barack Obama’s birthplace is getting to be as difficult as finding D.B. Cooper.

But getting a look at Obama’s real birth certificate evidently is of no importance to some folks. Students in the University of Hawaii-Manoa Academy for Creative Media Program are making “Born In Hawaii” – a fictional story based loosely on the nurses who worked at Kapiolani Medical Center when Barack Obama was born. The students currently are casting and soliciting donations from the community. The film is inspired by the “likely” Hawaiian island birth of Obama.

“Born In Hawaii,” coming soon to a theater near you. What might they come up with next? “Born in Kenya” – the sequel?

A new Hush Rush plan?

“Newsweek Cover Targets Rush Limbaugh; Uses David Frum to do Obama’s Dirty Work.”
So read the breaking news headline posted at Free Republic on Sunday afternoon, attracting nearly 6,000 views in the first six hours it was posted, and more than 260 replies.

“Newsweek magazine joins the Obama administration’s war on Rush Limbaugh with a cover story authored by conservative lightweight David Frum,” wrote poster Kristinn Taylor. “The cover art is an unflattering tight shot of Limbaugh’s face featuring a black box over his mouth with the word ENOUGH! The article, which doesn’t matter really because it is the excuse to position the anti-Rush agit-prop cover on news stands around the country for a week, can be read here.”

The global economy, if you can stomach it

If your stomach can take it, this site tells you real-time what’s happening in the global economy 24-hours a day, and includes major U.S. market indices, global market overview, commodities, currencies, bonds, treasuries, and linked business headlines. A “must add” to your bookmarked favorites.

Related: WND senior staff writer Dr. Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert newsletter keeps you updated with market trends and predictions.

Tea party revolt spreading across states

As of press time, 49 Tea Party Revolts were being tracked across this site and another 20 or so were expected to be added in the next few days. The effort required in organizing a 50-state network of events such as this can be quite a challenge, and proper communication is key.

Last week, Michael P. Leahy of Top Conservatives on Twitter (TCOT) explained on my radio program how the events are organized by “servant-leaders” and coordinated on the Internet.

IRS warning

Did you get an e-mail from someone claiming to be from the IRS asking for your personal information?

Beware of sites promising big government stimulus checks for a fee. The Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau officials say sites promising a piece of the stimulus action are misleading at best, and may charge big bucks to provide information you could get for free.

If you think you’ve been scammed, you can file a complaint or get free information on consumer issues (at or call 877-FTC-Help (877-382-4357).

E-mail messages may ask for bank account information so that the operators can deposit consumers’ share of the stimulus directly into their bank account. Instead, the scammers drain consumers’ accounts of money and disappear. Or a bogus e-mail may appear to be from government agencies and ask for information to “verify” that you qualify for a payment. Forward emails to http://[email protected] and delete without opening attachments or clicking on links.

The policy of war

Rethinking the policy of war. This TED video is 25 minutes long but will capture your attention from the jump. Tom Barnett, international security strategist, outlines a post-Cold War solution for the U.S. military that is both sensible and breathtaking in its simplicity: “Break it in two.” Language caution.

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then, its scope has broadened. The annual conference invites the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers who are challenged to give the talk of their lives. For other interesting videos touching on genius, practical wisdom, tech and crises, the website “number” is here.

200 people to follow

This site tells you why Conservatives should be using Twitter and the 200 “People” you should be following.

It’s one reason Twitter’s founders and backers have plowed $55 million into the company: they believe the best of Twitter is yet to come. In the future, searches won’t only query what’s being said at the moment, but will go out to the Twitter audience in the form of a question, like a faster and less-filtered Yahoo Answers or Wiki Answers. Users will be able to tap the collective knowledge of the six million or so members of the Twitterverse.

Will Twitter’s “real time search” pose a threat to Google? Will Google try to acquire Twitter, or take some other approach? Stay tuned.


Filippo Minelli, born in Brescia, Italy, in 1983 is a conceptual artist with a graffiti-background who dedicated the last 10 years to urban communication. Traces of his “contradictions” can be found from the north-Italian countryside to big European cities, from South America to Africa, in the middle of the Himalaya in Buddhist atmospheres or in the memorable Katmandu, in the slums of South-East Asia passing through the separation wall between Israel and Palestine. The Google logo figures prominently in his landscapes too.

Fun site

This gets my “Fun Site” award of the week. Penny postcards show you landmarks you remember as a child. Organized by state, county and town, these private collection postcards will fascinate as you look into the past. The mini artworks cost 1¢ to mail. Postage was temporarily raised to 2¢ from 1917 to 1919 to cover the cost of World War I and again from 1925 to 1928.

A trillion

What does one trillion dollars look like? You’ll be surprised.

Looking through history

This Life magazine archive dates back to the 1860s but mostly covers the 20th century with never-before-seen images of any historic topic you can think of: Marilyn Monroe, NASA missions, J.F.K.’s assassination, past Olympics, surfing in the 1960s and more are available for browsing. It’s a fascinating look back through history.

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