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Friday, October 31, 2008

US Banks Owe $40 Billion In Pay, Pensions To Executives

Troubled financial giants getting cash infusions from the U.S. Federal Reserve owe their executives more than $40 billion for past year's pay and pensions as of the end of 2007, the Wall Street Journal said in an analysis.

The sums owed are mostly for special executive pensions and deferred compensation, including bonuses, for prior years, said the paper....

Read more US banks owe billions in pay

Source: economic times

Americans digging deeper, and deeper into Debt

One of the biggest problems saddling the country is damage from the housing market's collapse. Mounting foreclosures, falling home prices and soured mortgage investments are taking their toll on both individuals and businesses alike....

Read more Americans get deeper into debt

Source: yahoo news

Thursday, October 30, 2008

‘Twilight’ takes over the world

TWILIGHT has quickly become a huge worldwide phenomenon, developing a strong core base of dedicated fans who are drawn to the story of a Romeo & Juliet- style romance between a mortal (Bella) and a vampire (Edward).....

Read more ‘Twilight’ takes over the world

Source: kansascity.com

"Twilight" Trailer

Seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan moves to the small town of Forks, Washington to live with her father, Charlie. There, she finds herself drawn to a mysterious classmate, Edward Cullen, who is revealed to be a 108-year-old vampire who is physically 17.

Although Edward discourages the romance at first, they soon fall deeply in love. When the arrival of three nomadic vampires, James, Laurent and Victoria, puts Bella's life in danger, Edward and his family, Alice, Carlisle, Esme, Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie, put their lives at stake to save her.

Lesbian Lover Stabbed 222 Times

Carol Anne Burger, former blog writer for Huffington Post.

Well, our great friends at gawker found this one, and it aint pretty. Not at all.

Seem's a women who was a writer and contributed her storie's to huffington post, got into a serious battle with her lover.

Things didnt turn out well for either one of them....

Read more Huffington Post Writer Stabs Lover 222 Times

Source: gawker

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bigamy Charge Puts Detective Out of Job

“This city has a number of dedicated officers,” Duncan said. “But officers are not above the law. … People are in shock. They want to know how could this happen. Officers here are dedicated professionals and they're pretty sad about it.”

Read more Bigamy charge puts detective out of job

Source: The Charlotte Observer

Credit Cards: The Next Collapse ?

Consumer groups have long complained that credit-card issuers push cards onto people who don't need them or can't afford them.

They say that rising credit-card defaults –just like mortgage defaults – are largely the fault of banks who lent to risky borrowers.....

Read more Are credit cards the next collapse ?

Source: The Charlotte Observer

FACT: Fat People Don't Enjoy Eating As Much

A study of the brains of young women and adolescent girls found significant differences in the way thin and overweight individuals responded to drinking a chocolate milkshake, compared to a tasteless drink...

Read more Fat people 'don't enjoy eating as much'

Source: independent online

Now, the Good News: Stocks Soar...for now

The US market advanced despite a report that consumer confidence plunged in October. Worried consumers are cutting back on spending and fearful of losing their jobs. They are similarly concerned about falling home and stock prices...

Read more Stocks Soar...for now

Source: news voa.com

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Problem With Warren Buffett

Buffett, or at least Berkshire, hasn't been immune to the market's volatility. When the market rallied late last week on news of a financial-sector bailout, Berkshire shot up nearly 20%. On Monday, it gave up more than half of that advance...

Read more The problem with Warren Buffett

Source: michael brush / msn money

Trailer: Sean Penn Goe's Gay As "Harvey Milk"

(early word is that Sean Penn could receive an Oscar Nomination for this performance)

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk was born and raised in New York where he acknowledged his homosexuality as an adolescent, but chose to pursue sexual relationships with secrecy and discretion well into his adult years.

His experience in the counterculture of the 1960s caused him to shed many of his conservative views about individual freedom and the expression of sexuality.

Milk served almost eleven months as city supervisor and was responsible for passing a stringent gay rights ordinance in San Francisco.

On November 27, 1978, Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, another city supervisor who had recently resigned and wanted his job back. Both Milk's election and the events following his assassination demonstrated the liberalization of the population and political conflicts between the city government and a conservative police force.

Source: wikipedia

Spotting Stock Market Bottom Is Tough

It is probably the most frequently asked question now spanning the globe: When will stock prices stop going down?

With the Dow Jones industrials at a fresh bear market low and down 41% from the peak, it's not surprising the "how low is low" chorus is growing louder.

Read more Spotting stock market bottom is tough

Source: usa today

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Get Ready: The Next Financial 'disaster'

Bank of America's CEO points to further trouble ahead.

See the video: The Next Financial 'disaster'
(yahoo commercial included)

McCain Shrugs Off Obama Victory Lap

Republican presidential nominee John McCain, trailing in the polls, accused Democrat Barack Obama of already taking a "victory lap" by allowing an inaugural address to be drafted for him -- a charge disputed by the Obama camp...

Read more McCain scoffs at Obama for taking victory lap

Source: reuters

Racial Tensions Stir Texas

In a gruesome case with powerful echoes of the dragging death of James Byrd a decade ago, a black man was killed underneath a pickup truck in East Texas and two white men have been charged with murder.

Read more Another dragging death in Texas raises tensions

Source: breitbart

Friday, October 24, 2008

UN Chief Urges Nuclear Powers To Cut Arsenals

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the nuclear powers on Friday to start negotiations on eliminating nuclear weapons and begin talks to assure non-nuclear nations that they will not be attacked.

Read more UN chief urges nuclear powers to cut arsenals

Source: the times of india

Naked Olympians Cause Stir

Scholz and three German Olympic countrywomen will appear on the cover of the German edition, adding their names to the list of athletes capitalising on their games fame with a nude shoot...

Read more Nude Olympians Cause Stir

Source: nine msn

Done Deal: Madonna Agrees to $104M Settlement

"The negotiations were relatively painless. Guy knew what he wanted and Madonna knew what she was keen to keep her hands on," the source said. "There was a time when Guy was in a mood to dig his heels in. With time to think, he decided that this arrangement seemed reasonable and a long battle over money would be unbearable."

Read more Madonna Agrees to $104M Settlement

Gloom Sends Markets Deep Into Red

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 4 per cent within minutes of opening.

Wall Street looked set to be heading for another substantial plunge as fears of a global recession and a wave of profit warnings stirred panic among investors and sent world financial markets into a tailspin.

Read more Gloom sends markets deep into red


Toyota Post First Sales Drop In Decade

Toyota Motor Corp. will post its first decline in annual global sales in a decade this year, hit by slowing demand worldwide amid the financial crisis, a Japanese newspaper predicted Wednesday.

The company has been racing neck-and-neck with General Motors Corp. to be the world's biggest automaker by global sales...

Read more Toyota Post First Sales Drop In Decade

Source: news observer

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lessons On Sex 'to be Compulsory'

...he said he would be "very concerned" about "contraceptive and sex-focussed" rather than "relationship-focussed" lessons in primary school, adding that parents must have a "greater involvement" in sex education....

Read more Lessons on sex 'to be compulsory'

Source: bbc news

Serious Questions That McCain and Obama Both Ignore

Barack Obama worked for three years as a community organizer on Chicago's blighted South Side, so he knows all about the real poverty that exists in America.

He knows that in one of the world's richest nations, 37 million people live in poverty, a far higher proportion than in Europe's wealthy nations.

Read more Serious questions that McCain and Obama both ignore

Source: daily star

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Racism in the United States

Institutional racism is the theory that aspects of the structure, pervasive attitudes, and established institutions of society disadvantage some racial groups, although not by an overtly discriminatory mechanism.

There are several factors that play into institutional racism, including but not limited to: accumulated wealth/benefits from racial groups that have benefited from past discrimination, educational and occupational disadvantages faced by non-native English speakers in the United States, ingrained stereotypical images that still remain in the society (e.g. black men are likely to be criminals)...

Read more Racism In America

Source: wikipedia

Police Prepare For Worse Should Obama Win Or Lose

Some worry that if Barack Obama loses and there is suspicion of foul play in the election, violence could ensue in cities with large black populations. Others based the need for enhanced patrols on past riots in urban areas (following professional sports events) and also on Internet rumors.

Read more Win or Lose For Obama

Source: Alexander Bolton / The Hill

VIDEO: S.F. Voters Vote To Allow Prostitutes To Freely Prostitute

Source: breitbart tv

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Openly Gay Celebrities

Dozens of celebrities live openly gay lives. Who are they? Look through these photos to find out.

See the pictures of Openly Gay Celebrities

Source: wcbstv

Race War At Long Island High School?

Dozens Suspended And Undercover Cops Take Over Building:

They held up their suspension notices like badges of honor. One dozen Hempstead High students kicked out Tuesday, separated themselves by racial and ethnic affiliation.

"I am just trying to defend myself and my friends. That's it. I don't know if it is racial," one suspended student...

"They be groupin' up, and I just had to defend my people and that's what I do..." said another student..

Read more Race War At Long Island High School?

Source: wcbstv

Celebrities Killed By Drugs

Anissa Jones co-star of "Family Affair"

The word "overdose" implies that there is a safe dosage; therefore, the term is commonly only applied to drugs, not poison. Drug overdoses are sometimes caused intentionally to commit suicide or as self-harm, but many drug overdoses are accidental and are usually the result of either irresponsible behavior or the misreading of product labels.

Drug overdose often happens as a result of the use of multiple drugs with counter indications simultaneously (for instance, heroin/certain prescription pain medications and cocaine/amphetamines/alcohol.) Usage of illicit drugs that are of unexpected purity, in large quantities, or after a period of abstinence can also induce overdose. Cocaine users that inject intravenous can overdose accidentally as the margin between an optimal flash and an overdose is small.

A common unintentional overdose in young children involves multi-vitamins containing iron. Iron is a component of the hemoglobin molecule in blood, used to transport oxygen to living cells. When taken in small amounts, iron allows the body to replenish hemoglobin, but in large amounts it causes severe pH imbalances in the body. If this overdose is not treated with chelation therapy, it can lead to death or permanent coma.

Stars Killed By Drugs

Source: wcbstv / wikipedia

Bull Dyke At The "Homo Rodeo"

An "all queer, all gender Rodeo extravaganza" took place Saturday, October 18 at Public Assembly, courtesy of the folks behind Womens' Turkish Oil Wrestling.

Rancherita Picadillo emcee'd and the mechanical-bull pumps broke—but it was still quite a scene.

See pictures from the Homo Rodeo

Source: the village voice

Biden: "Enemies Will Test Obama As New President..."

Joe Biden warned that America's enemies would test Barack Obama with an international crisis within six months if he's elected president - a shocking comment...

Read more Enemies Will Test Obama

Source: new york post

Socialists Upset By Obama Comparison

John Bachtell, the Illinois organizer for Communist Party USA, sees attempts by Sen. John McCain's campaign to label Obama a socialist as both offensive to socialists and a desperate ploy to tap into fears of voters who haven't forgotten their Cold War rhetoric...

Read more Socialists compared to Obama

Source: chicago tribune

Assaulted Obama Supporter Speaks With Barack

Nancy Takehara, the Chicagoan who was assaulted while canvassing for Obama in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was contacted by the candidate himself on the day of the incident....

Read more Assaulted Obama Supporter Speaks With Barack

Source: Jeff Dorchen / Huffington Post

Monday, October 20, 2008

Shocker: Muslim For McCain Not Allowed To Talk To CNN

The great folks at the huffington post have this strange item. And were under the impression that John McCain need's all the 'help' he can get.So what give's?....

Read more Muslim For McCain Not Allowed To Talk To CNN

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Bernanke Eyes New Stimulus Package

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US federal reserve, has suggested a second "stimulus package" could be used to stave off an economic slowdown.

Read more Bernanke eyes new stimulus package

$1 billion In Sales By Company Insiders Dumping Stock

When executives own big stakes in the companies they run, investors can rest a little more easily at night, knowing those managers have the shareholders’ best interests at heart.

Except when maybe they don’t....

Read more Insiders Dumping Stock

Source: naked capitalism

The "Other Women" Behind The IMF Sex Scandal

"The Other Women" Piroska Nagy

Strauss-Khan (left) is believed by investigators to have had a sexual relationship with Piroska Nagy, he is married to French broadcast Journalist Anne Sinclair (right)

The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday it was investigating whether its chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn abused his power in an affair with a subordinate who has since left the global institution.

The subordinate, Piroska Nagy, a former senior economist at the IMF's Africa division, was not given preferential treatment before leaving the IMF in August, her lawyer said.

Source: reuters

IMF Caught In Sex Scandal

A “one-night stand” and an angry husband have endangered the career of the....

The International Monetary Fund said on Saturday it was investigating whether its chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn abused his power in an affair with a subordinate who has since left the global institution.

Read more Serious Sex Scandal

3 Young Sisters Die In Fire

Michela Ballard, 10

Emily Ballard, 11

Katelyn Ballard, 13

They had no chance, the three sisters, who were visiting their dad for the weekend and died in an overnight house fire.

Read more Three Sisters Die In Fire

Source: By Erik Lacitis/seattle times

Super Brests: These Women Blow Out Bra's

Maxi Mounds is an American nude model, stripper and former pornographic actress from Long Island, New York. Mounds is known for her extremely large breast implants. Mounds' breasts each weigh twenty pounds. Mounds is comparatively tall for a pornographic entertainer, standing at over 6 feet (1.82 m) in height.

Mounds holds the Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Augmented Breasts".

Maxi Mounds (USA) was measured at Sarasota, Florida, USA, on 4 February 2005 and found to have an under breast measurement of 91.44 cm (36 in) and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 153.67 cm (60.5 in). She currently wears a US size 42M bra (UK 42J)

In 2004 her book, "The Maxi Mounds Guide To The World Of Exotic Dancing" was published by Perpetual Summer Publishing.

Minka is the stage name of a big-bust model, stripper and pornographic actress.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Minka emigrated to the United States in 1993 to start a career as a tennis trainer, but her English was not good enough to get a teaching license.

As one of the few Asians in the industry known for having exceptionally large breasts, Minka has found a lucrative niche. She is not only the star but also the producer of dozens of adult films, available mainly through her web site.

Minka has polypropylene string breast implants to achieve exceptionally large bust sizes. Minka has a bra cup-size reported as 44KK. She claims her breasts weigh 13.5 pounds (6.1 kg) each.

Chesty Morgan (born 1937) is a Polish-born artist best known for her very large natural breasts that were highlighted in two campy sexploitation films of director Doris Wishman.

Unlike many of the modern movie stars who display large breasts, Chesty Morgan's were not augmented with implants. She has been billed as having "the World's Largest Naturally Occurring Bosom."

"Deadly Weapons" is a 1974 movie melodrama directed by Doris Wishman, starring striptease performer Chesty Morgan. This is the first of two films Wishman made with Chesty Morgan, famous for her 73 inch bust. The second of the two features is Double Agent 73, a spy thriller.

"Double Agent 73" is a 1974 movie melodrama directed by Doris Wishman, starring Chesty Morgan, although her voice was dubbed due to her thick Polish accent. This is the second of the two films that Doris Wishman made with Chesty Morgan; the first one is Deadly Weapons.

Sheyla Hershey from Texas wants to have the world’s largest breasts. She has already won the title of Largest Breast Implants from the Brazilian version of "Guinness Book of World Records". Sheyla Hershey has undergone 8 surgeries to get her 34 FFF breasts but still wants them bigger.

All we can say is, it's a damn shame when a women cant find a bra that fits'....

Source: wikipedia

Meltdown U.S.A - Cities Slash Health, Cops, Fire.

Around the country, the mortgage crisis and the slumping economy are causing tax revenue and investment returns to plummet, forcing cities big and small to cut expenses.

Read more Meltdown Cuts City Workforce

Another Violent Weekend In Los Angeles

At least eight people died in violence across Los Angeles County over the weekend, including five homicides during a 4 1/2 -hour stretch....

Read more Violent weekend in L.A.

Source: la times

Take a Break: "The Look of Love" by Dusty Springfield

Dusty Springfield "The Look Of Love" (1967) Music written by Burt Bacharach & lyrics written by Hal David Author: Dusty Springfield "The Look Of Love" Easy Listening Burt Bacharach Hal David.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

UPDATE: Ailing U.S. Economy May Cost Republicans

Fear and anger about the U.S. economy may cost the Republicans big-time in next month's election -- and give Democrats a 60-seat majority in the 100-member U.S. Senate for the first time 30 years.

Read more Economy Will Cost Republicans Big

Source: reuters

Follow Britney Spears On Twitter

Follow Britney on Twitter

Spears is ranked as the eighth best-selling female recording artist in the United States according to the Recording Industry Association of America with 31 million certified albums and one of the world's best-selling music artists having sold an estimated 83 million records worldwide.Spears also holds the title to multiple Guinness World Records.

Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer. Born in McComb, Mississippi and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, Spears first appeared on national television in 1992 as a contestant on the Star Search program, and went on to star on the television series The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993–1994.

After a brief membership with the pop musical group Innosense, Spears signed a recording contract with Jive Records, releasing her debut album ...Baby One More Time in 1999. The album established her as a pop icon and "bona fide pop phenomenon", credited for influencing the revival of teen pop in the late 1990s.

The music video for "...Baby One More Time" and Spears's appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine also established her as an international sex symbol, garnering controversy over the influence of her public image on teenage girls.

Spears's personal life began to gain substantial media attention after her marriage to Kevin Federline in 2004. Their marriage ended two years later, resulting in an ongoing custody battle over their two children, born in 2005 and 2006.Spears released her fifth studio album Blackout in 2007. The following year Spears began recording her sixth studio album Circus.

Woman Marries Man Who Hid Her

Authorities say an Australian woman who let her family believe she was dead has married the man who allegedly hid her when she was a teenager.

Natasha Ryan, now 24, disappeared in central Queensland in 1998 when she was 14 and was found five years later hiding in a cupboard in the home of Scott Black, a milkman her family had forbidden her to see, The Daily Mail reported Monday...

Read more Woman marries man who hid her

Source: upi.com

HPV Found Under the Fingernails of Young Men

A study conducted by UW epidemiologist Laura Koutsky, who led some research for an HPV vaccine, found the virus under men's nails and questions beliefs that HPV can only be transmitted through intercourse.

Read more HPV Virus found in yound men's fingernail's

Source: the daily

Singer Katy Perry Falls Hard at MTV Awards

She falls, and falls, and falls,...

Who is "Katy Perry"?

Katy Perry (born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson; October 25, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter. She has risen to prominence with her 2008 single "I Kissed a Girl" which has become a worldwide hit topping the charts in more than 20 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland.

Read more Katy Perry

Source: breitbart tv / wikipedia

KKK Fliers Show Up In Oklahoma

"This is the first time we've ever experienced anything like this."
See the video Ku Klus Klan Fliers In Oklahoma Newspaper

What is the "KKK"

Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of several past and present secret domestic terrorist organizations in the United States, generally in the southern states, that are best known for advocating white supremacy and acting as vigilantes while hidden behind conical masks and white robes.

The KKK has a record of terrorism, violence, and lynching to intimidate and oppress African Americans, Jews, Roman Catholics and labor unions during periods of turmoil.

Read more Ku Klux Klan

Source: breitbart tv/ wikipedia

Pope Benedict defends Nazi-era Pope

The Vatican published an article Tuesday defending the Nazi-era pope Pius XII, as a prominent rabbi who made a landmark address to Catholic bishops added his voice to Jewish opposition to his...

Read more Benedict defends Pius XII

25% of Girls 13-17 Get Vaccine for Cervical Cancer

One in four teen girls has rolled up her sleeves for the relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, federal health officials said Thursday....

Read more One in four teen girls has rolled up her sleeves

Source: lexington herald-leader

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