Mankins needs to think before he talks


Albert Breer of the Boston Globe reported that New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins isn’t happy and wants to be traded.

With what Breer has reported now and what Mankins is quoted as saying Mankins need to start thinking before he talks.

According to Breer Mankins said, “I was asked to play ’09 out, and that they would address contractafter the uncapped year. I’m a team player, I took them at word, and I felt I played out an undervalued contract.”

If you read Mankins statement carefully you will notice his flawed logic as the uncapped year hasn’t been completed.

So, if the Patriots said that and lived up to their word they wouldn’t offer a new contract until 2011.

That means the only person not living up to their word is Mankins whinning for a new deal.

On top of that Breers now reports that the Patriots have offered a five year $35 million contract that has been on the negotiating table a while.

So, what Mankins really is whinning about is not being the highest paid gaurd in the National Football League.

In the end, the only thing players are accomplishing is looking like spoiled brats.

Seahawks better not get their hopes up


NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that a source has told him the Seattle Seahawks are still very much interested in Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch.

However, they better not get their hopes up as Lynch isn’t going anywhere.

Lynch is no way getting a trade over his latest actions of showing up to Bills facilities and not bother to talk to Bills head coach Chan Gailey who was quoted on saying that is strange.

Gailey has not stated it publicly, but he and general manager Buddy Nix have to furious over the he is treating the team.

Now, it is to the point where the Bills must keep Lynch in order to be made an example in order to show the players who is in charge.

In the end, the only two places on opening day of the regular season will be playing is with the Bills or at home on his video game system.

Stakes in Afghanistan war just increased tremendouly


I usually try not to write articles that don’t focus on the National Football League, but I had to say my peace with the BP oil spill and now I have to say my peace with the war in Afghanistan with its recent developments, especially with my neighbor right above my apartment whose two sons are serving our country in Iraq right now and will be surely shifted to Afghanistan once Iraq is stable.

The war in Afghanistan to me has always been an important and vital key to American security as the war torn country doesn’t have a stable government due to no real existing economy to rely on. That is until now.

According to the New York Times, via MSNBC, the Pentagon and American geologists have discovered huge amounts of untapped mineral deposits in the war torn country that includes lithium, which is the main component in making batteries for laptops and blackberries, which total nearly one trillion dollars.

That means it is vital more than ever to ensure that a stable government is developed in Afghanistan as if the Taliban were to take over control the country al qaeda would then have vast resources to develop bases, biological weapons, and training that would surely be used to attack our country.

Also, without a stable government many corrupt political countries would then bribe an official to be awarded a contract to a mine to fill their need of resources to develop armies that can be used for destruction.

According to the report, “Just last year, Afghanistan’s minister of mines was accused by American officials of accepting a $30 million bribe to award China the rights to develop its copper mine.”

China already has a vast army and nuclear weapons program and if contracts are constantly awarded to countries like China, Iran, and North Korea our grand children could be engulfed in World War III, which could also mean the end to our planet.

Also, many Afghanistan people will be enslaved to work the mines if we don’t make sure it is done right.

In the end, if it takes 50 years to develop the mines and stabilize the country then that is what we need to do as a country and as much we miss our family members who have put themselves in harms way the lives or our unborn children and freedom of the people of Afghanistan far out weigh our own selfish needs.

A solution to BP spill


Recently it has been suggested by a Russian newspaper that the BP oil spill could be stopped by a control nuclear blast, which doesn’t sit well with people.

So, instead just blast it without the nuke.

The reason nuclear weapons were suggested in the first place is due to the shear force the blast would create, which some have theorized would do the opposite and open it more.

So, the first thing that needs to be done is gather the top mathematicians or scientists in the world to figure out if a blast that far deep would open it or close it.

Then from there if it is possible to close the spill with a blast the figure out how big of an explosion it would take to close it without nuclear weapons.

Once closed bring in all sorts of oil spill clean up companies as possible coordinated by the government.

If a blast is not possible then start trying other solutions to close up the thing.

However, what people forget there is so much oil spewing out for so long that most, if not all by now, aquatic life is already gone and will take decades to grow back.

Also, mini-submersible expert and Hollywood director James Cameron’s help has been rebuffed.

On top of that BP has shown no other interest except for saving the well to minimize its loses.

In the end, it has been going on so long that it is time for the government to step in and try things.