Thursday, February 18, 2010

MAELLE RICKER - Canada's First Female Gold - USA Apolo - Vonn and more Blue Man (UPDATES)

(originally posted at 2/17/2010 11:44:00 AM)

with the FIRST Woman to win GOLD on Canadian soil...

Ladies Snowboard Snowcrosser MAELLE RICKER !

Maelle Ricker wins GOLD !

Maëlle Danica Ricker
(born on December 2, 1978 in Whistler, British Columbia) is a Canadian snowboarder who currently resides in Squamish, British Columbia. She won the gold medal in the snowboard cross event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, becoming the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal at home in the Olympics.
Ricker lists Clara Hughes, Canadian flag bearer at the opening ceremonies for the 2010 games as her hero
(src: Wikipedia)

Watch Victory tonight on CTV:

Olympic Gold Medal Winner
(the gorgeous)

Wold Champion, MAELLE RICKER:

Get the Phi-Vere!

Free the Flame!

USA to Canada Ambassador David Jacobson with Seamus O'Regan
Give the Blue Men the Jupiter Finger:
(There is no place in Canada that has a closer relationship to the United States than Manitoba! Former MB Premier Gary Doer is the current CDN Ambassador to the USA!)

A Polo fidelity...


Women's Downhill favorite Lindsey Vonn has injured her Shin...
More story at NYPost (and says she'll win)

Lindsey Vonn (née Kildow, born October 18, 1984 in Saint Paul, MINnesota, USA) is an alpine ski racer on the U.S. Ski Team. She is the first American woman to win back-to-back overall World Cup championships, doing so in 2008 and 2009. She has also won World Cup discipline championships in downhill (also back-to-back) and Super G (the first American woman to do so). With 31 World Cup wins in four disciplines (downhill, Super G, slalom and super combined) and two World Championship gold medals (plus two World Championship silver medals), she has become the most successful American woman skier in World Cup history.

L UP! Like a Wolf...
Butt she's still lookin Gorgeous!

Preview of Ladies Downhill on CTV

Haloed Britt Janyk and the Blue Man...

Britt's Mom... Andree Janyk

CDN Speed Queen Emily Brydon

From Wikipedia:
Emily Brydon
(born on April 27, 1980 in Fernie, British Columbia) is a Canadian alpine skier. She competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics and won her first World Cup race, a downhill, in February 2008 at St. Moritz, Switzerland.

the Blue Men ... heroes of the Mont!

Not Canadian... but trained here:
Apolo Ohno:

Apolo Anton Ohno (born May 22, 1982) is an American short track speed skating competitor and a six-time medalist (two gold, two silver, two bronze) in the Winter Olympics.

Could he become the most decorated US Olympian??

Dancing with the Stars (2007) and the Golden geMIN~O~TAUR...
(Apolo Ohno and Julianne Hough)

Look who's clapping too... blue man.

BELIEVE Canada...

Go Canada!
Allez Canada!


One For the CTV's (blue) J's ...
STRIPES (1981) Trailer
(ONE Push UP ? Really!?! LOL!)

Olympics Trivia:
In ancient Greece, The Olympic Games were held to honor the 12 Olympian gods:

Zeus lived and held court as King on Mount Olympus with the other Olympians:
Zeus, Hera (Juno), Poseidon (Neptune), Demeter (Ceres), Apollo, Artemis (Diana), Ares (Mars), Hephaestus (Vulcan), Aphrodite (Venus), Hermes (Mercury), Athene (Minerva), and Hades (Pluto).

UPDATE @ 21:40 2.17.2010

Stephen Colbert at Men's Speed Skating:

After being spotted last night by E-Talk's Lainey Lui at Bluewater Cafe, Colbert Report was recorded earlier today in Vancouver.

UPDATE @ 22:14 2.17.2010

(R) USA Gold - Lindsey Vonn (1:44.19)
(L) USA Silver - Julia Mancuso (1:44.78)

UPDATE @ 22:41 2.17.2010

MAELLE RICKER, Victory Ceremony for Gold Medal
(It was Alberta (AB) night in BC Place)

UPDATE @ 00:00 2.18.2010

OTHER NEWS 00:00 2.18.2010:

(Read the Post Comments for additional info and NEWS - including TESLA MOTORS Palo Alto, CA plane crash on CYPRESS ST. today)

View Small plane down in East Palo Alto in a larger map

View Small plane down in East Palo Alto in a larger map

(be sure to check out the rest of the Olympic articles!)


StrangEye said...



StrangEye said...

Finals for Alpine Women's Downhill:

USA Lindsey Vonn (1:44.19) GOLD
USA Julia Mancuso (1:44.78) SILVER
AUT Elisabeth Georgl (1:45.65) BRONZE


StrangEye said...

Britt Janyk was the best of the CDN speed queens and finished in 6th place.


StrangEye said...

A tragic day for Tesla
By Dana Hull
Posted: 02/17/2010 05:46:52 PM PST
Updated: 02/17/2010 10:46:41 PM PST

The deaths of three employees in a plane crash has dealt a blow to Tesla Motors just as it had emerged from a rough patch to become the nation's leading electric carmaker.

"Tesla is a small, tightly knit company, and this is a tragic day for us," Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a statement. The company withheld the names of the three employees, saying it was working with authorities to contact family members.

Tesla is best known for its $109,000 Roadster, which can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in under four seconds. Though only 1,000 Roadsters have been sold so far, they have quickly become a favorite car of Hollywood stars and valley tech executives.

Tesla is also widely viewed as a bellwether for Silicon Valley's burgeoning cleantech industry, as electric cars prepare to enter the U.S. market in force in the next few years.

Though Tesla is the only electric vehicle manufacturer with a car on the road today, it faces formidable competition from companies such as Nissan, which will introduce the all-electric Leaf later this year.

"Making a business case out of new technology is always difficult," said Andrew Frank of the University of California-Davis and an expert on electric vehicles. "But when you've got 1,000 EV's on the road, that's 1,000 more than anyone else."

Last month, Tesla announced it was seeking to raise $100 million in an initial public offering of stock, according to a filing with the
(Continue reading at above link)


StrangEye said...

another more link with more detail about the TESLA employees' plane crash...

San Jose Mercury NEWS

If you zoom the map...
You'll note that plane crashed at the end of CYPRESS ST. (PALO ALTO)

3 people killed,
3 houses damaged

"The pilot and two passengers — all employees of Tesla Motors — were killed and three houses were damaged, including a home daycare center."

"Pamela Houston and six others fled from the daycare as the plane came crashing down shortly before 8 a.m."

6 others...

Interesting that CYPRESS MOUNTAIN is a big part of the 21st 2010 Vancounver Olympic Winter Games.

And this plane crashed on Day 6 of the games - a day when the USA moved into the most medal wins (overtaking Germany) with 3 golds and 6 medals total for the day. (2.17.2010)


StrangEye said...

in the Wikipedia page for East Palo Alto (EAP/bAE/APE/AbE = ABE)
(b/P spinner!)

we find:

East Palo Alto also includes a small piece of land across the Bayshore Freeway (US 101) from the shopping center, a roughly triangular area between US 101 and the San Francisquito Creek, which includes a former two-block-long retail business district known as Whiskey Gulch. (The name dates back to the time that Stanford University, in Palo Alto to the west, was dry and prohibited alcohol sales within a radius of one mile (1.6 km) from the campus: Whiskey Gulch was just outside the limits, and was home to a number of liquor stores and bars.) The city has torn down Whiskey Gulch and replaced it with the University Circle office complex.

"101" features prominently so... let's look at that one...

All the following are equal to the decimal number 101 !
(different BASE number systems)

HEX: 65
DEC: 101
OCT: 145
BIN: 1100101

chr(0x65) Using ANSI letter coding we get the Latin character "A"

and behold our number sequence (in OCTAL)
mentioned in the previous Strange Eye Olympic articles.... and Post Comments.



StrangEye said...

As if ABE wasn't enough by itself
(Jupiter/Zeus/ABE connection)

Isn't it fascinating that the company company using the acronym "BAE"
(extracted from 'East Palo Alto' [EPA] using inversion b/P and then anagram to bAE - much like we do with the 'WE3M-SHIN-PSI' spinner)
also has a huge investment and several of their own related patents on TESLA technology
(ref: Nicola Tesla)

BAE is also connected to Tesla's HAARP technology.

Fascinating that it should semiotically connect so strongly to this event... Just another fascinating semiotic coincidence...


StrangEye said...

For anyone wondering how I got from 101 decimal to 145 octal...

Why did I use "computer" math systems ??

PALO ALTO and E.PALO ALTO are in Silicon Valley!!

See Silicon Valley on Wikipedia


StrangEye said...

Besides the CYPRESS ST. mentioned previously
here's a few interesting links from the prominent features of the

(see end main article above ^ )

Jack Farrell Park,
2277 University Ave,
East Palo Alto, CA 94303 United States
Martin Luther King Park
550 Bell Street
East Palo Alto, CA 94303-1701, United States

Standford Research International

SRI is the research organization that developed REMOTE VIEWING (and MUCH MUCH more...)


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