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Petition to STOP Cruelty to dogs in China: Pls. sign in the comments area

Reposted from here

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To: The CHINESE GOVERMENT

Through Mr. Obama (US President) and
Mr. Barroso (President of the European Commission),

We are all world citizens and were shocked to see how the Dogs are treated and killed in China, as you can see directly from the snapshots above and in this video below.

We do not need words, because we don’t have any word, to comment on the brutality and ferocity of what we saw, and we don’t have the courage and strength to review the video twice.

The DOG is always considered, by all civilizations, man’s best friend and it never hesitated to sacrifice its life for men.

For this and other many reasons, we want all together to make our voices heard because this senseless cruelty is stopped, the dogs’ dignity, as well as that of every living creature is respected, and it will be sent an official note by the European Commission and US Government to the Chinese Government because this brutal and uncivilized practice will be stopped immediately.

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Castleville Explodes As Facebook’s Fastest Growing App

Zynga’s newest game has already set a record in its first week, growing faster than any other application has during its first week on Facebook.

Zynga has had a tremendous week: CastleVille, but the developer’s newest game has already set a record for having the fastest growing debut week on Facebook, attracting almost 3.3 million players.

Meanwhile, the company’s steadfast favorite, FarmVille, falls six spots to finish this week in 18th after only increasing by 300,000 players.

Rallying an eight spot advancement over last week, Bubble Witch Saga lands in sixth with 600,000 new gamers this week. Making its return as a growing app, a re-imagining of the classic Tetris video game successfully claims the 15th position;, adding 400,000 players this week.

One more comeback to mention within the gaming trend, The Pokerist club — Texas Poker proves that free is always better as chip giveaways aid in a 400,000 gain, for a 16th place finish.

The new additions to Yahoo‘s connectivity with Facebook proves to have a positive impact on countdown rankings. Second place is a strong finish for the search engine, and 1,700,000 more social networkers are synching their accounts.

Skype comes in fourth, with 900,000 additions. Washington Post Social Reader advances to ninth place, with 600,000 new readers.

Scribd declines five places to finish in 11th, with 500,000 additions. Spotify comes in 12th, with a 500,000 increase. ShareAndTell.com finishes in 14th, picking up 400,000 new users.

A trend that returned last week is picking up steam: Advancing five positions to finish in third place, 21 Questions collects 1,100,000 new users.  Between You and Me returns to the list this week in 10th place, with 600,000 additions.

Woobox’s Static Iframe Tab comes in fifth, with 800,000 built and user views. Last week’s fastest growing app, Static HTML: iframe tabs falls to eighth, with 600,000 new users. TabPress Custom iFrame Tabs finishes in ninth, with about 600,000 adds.Pagemodo Custom Welcome Tab is 19th, with 300,000 new users.

Mis Fotos is found three steps ahead of where it was last week, finishing in 13th, as 500,000 social networkers head towards the Turbulence-developed application.

Two applications on the list let you reorganizing photo layouts on profiles. TheProfile Banner (all languages) comes in 17th with 390,000 Facebookers adding the app. Profile Banner finishes in 20th, after gaining 300,000 new users this week.

Readers, did you find yourself using any of the week’s fastest growing competitors?

 

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Facebook’s The Sims Social

The Sims Social

The Sims Social is the rapidly-growing Facebook variation on one of the most popular PC games of all time, and one of the first casual life-simulator games of all time, The Sims. The Sims Social for Facebook brings the classic gameplay to Facebook, in a smaller package, with all kinds of Facebook social game twists, such as visiting your friends’ Sim characters, working around the energy bar, and items that can be purchased with gold coins, which can be bought with small amounts of real money. Your goal is to upgrade your Sim’s house and life to higher and higher class, make money doing what you know how to do, getting into better and better neighborhoods and meeting, making friends (or enemies) with, and even having a relationship with, another Sim character. All of these will be easier to do with my tips and tricks…

A big part of the game is going to visit your friends’ sims and interacting with them. In fact, this is the only way to fill the socialization need in the game, aside from talking on the phone, which never has any bonuses and still uses just as much energy. Each day that you visit a friend, you get 5 bonus energy that is good only at their house, and when you use that 5 bonus energy, you will get one bonus energy point that’s good to use anywhere. However, use that 5 bonus energy to make free money and gain free experience points too.

To get free money for visiting your friends, go over to their garden plots, and look at if they have any plants that have not fully grown up yet. If they have plants that have not fully grown up, water them. Each time you water a plant in a garden plot, you will earn 20 Simoleans and 1 experience point, so by using all 5 of your free bonus energy points on watering plants in garden plots, that’s 100 free Simoleans and 5 free experience points. If you water a bush or another plant that isn’t in the garden plot, you will gain 20 Simoleans but no experience points. However, your friendship points will increase by 2 every time you water their bushes, so water the bush with all 5 bonus energy points if you want to rapidly increase your friendship level with your friend’s sim.

If you really want to level up badly, use your extra bonus points to rummage through your buddy’s trash can. You will gain 10 experience points each time you do this, but your friendship points will not increase.

If you’re low on energy but you don’t want to use what little energy you have left over on your social level, and your other needs are taken care of, go over to one of your friends’ sim houses. Click on an area near your friend’s sim to move your sim near theirs. Your two sims will simply start socializing on their own, and each time they socialize, your sim’s social level will increase, as will his or her happiness, and no energy of your own will be used in the process. If your sim’s other needs need to be taken care of first, your sim will take care of those on his or her own, but any other need besides social needs can be taken care of without using any energy, so take care of those first.

Use care when you are buying items for your house, so that you buy the items that provide the most home value for the money. The item that provides the most value for the money is the Cypress Tree, which costs 1250 Simoleans and earns you 1350 house value. The two best indoor items are the Tropical Surf 50 Foam bathtub, which also earns you 1350 house value for 1250 Simoleans, and the Jetstream “NIL” shower, which earns you 1625 house value for 1500 Simoleans. However, the Cypress Tree is the only one of those items that can be placed multiple times without looking completely ridiculous – unless you want to have multiple baths and showers all around your home at random.

If you don’t want to either talk to friends or talk on the phone in order to socialize, simply buy the “Insane” trait, upgrade it to level 2 and equip it. This will allow you to talk to your plants in order to fulfill your need for socialization.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2011 in Computing & Technology, Video Games

 

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Angry Birds

Angry Birds is a puzzle video game developed by Finland-based Rovio Mobile. Inspired primarily by a sketch of stylized wingless birds, the game was first released for Apple’s iOS in December 2009. Since that time, over 12 million copies of the game have been purchased from Apple’s App Store, which has prompted the company to design versions for other touchscreen-based smartphones, such as those using the Android operating system, among others.

In the game, players use a slingshot to launch birds at pigs stationed on or within various structures, with the intent of destroying all the pigs on the playfield. As players advance through the game, new birds appear, some with special abilities that can be activated by the player. Rovio Mobile has supported Angry Birds with numerous free updates that add additional game content, and the company has even released stand-alone holiday and promotional versions of the game.

Angry Birds has been praised for its successful combination of addictive gameplay, comical style, and low price. Its popularity led to versions of Angry Birds being created for personal computers and gaming consoles, a market for merchandise featuring its characters and even long-term plans for a feature film or television series. With a combined 300 million downloads across all platforms and including both regular and special editions, the game has been called “one of the most mainstream games out right now“, “one of the great runaway hits of 2010”, and “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far”.

In Angry Birds, players control a flock of multi-colored birds that are attempting to retrieve eggsthat have been stolen by a group of evil green pigs. On each level, the pigs are sheltered by structures made of various materials such as wood, ice and stone, and the objective of the game is to eliminate all the pigs in the level. Using a slingshot, players launch the birds with the intent of either hitting the pigs directly or damaging the structures, which would cause them to collapse and kill the pigs. In various stages of the game, additional objects such as explosive crates and rocks are found in the levels, and may be used in conjunction with the birds to destroy hard-to-reach pigs.

There are several different types of birds used in the game. In the earliest levels, the basic red bird is the only one available. As the player advances through the game, additional types of birds become available; some of these birds are more effective against particular materials or they have special abilities that are activated by the player after the bird has been launched. For example, a blue bird can separate into three birds, a black bird explodes and a white bird can drop explosive eggs. The pigs themselves also appear in different sizes. While small pigs are relatively weak and are easily destroyed either by direct hits or by debris from the damaged structures, larger pigs are able to sustain more damage. Also, some pigs wear helmets as armor, making them more resistant to damage, while pigs with crowns can take the most damage.

Each level starts with the number, types, and order of birds pre-determined. If all of the pigs are defeated by the time the last bird is used, the level is completed and the next level is unlocked. Points are scored for each pig defeated as well as for damage to, or destruction of, structures, and bonus points are awarded for any unused birds. Upon completing each level, players receive one, two, or three stars, depending on the score received. Players may re-attempt unlocked levels as many times as they wish in order to complete them successfully or to earn additional points and/or stars.

Play it on-line for free at http://chrome.angrybirds.com/ using the Google chrome search engine.

from Wikipedia

 

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