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Joe Lieberman Says U.S. Should Cut Social Security To Pay For Fighting ‘The Islamist Extremists’

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his past April, right-wing war hawk John Bolton suggested during an interview on Fox News that the United States should cut Social Security and Medicare to finance the defense budget. Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : Islamophobia Today eNewspaper Discovery Date : 03/08/2011 02:44 Number of articles : 2

Joe Lieberman Says U.S. Should Cut Social Security To Pay For Fighting ‘The Islamist Extremists’

Lil Wayne releases "6 Foot 7 Foot"

Lil Wayne receives at least two nominations this year, one for Best Hip-Hop Video and the other for Best Collaboration. “Being a nominee and performer on the VMAs once again is an honor because everyone doesn#39;t get that opportunity,” he said. “Looking forward to performing on the show, and having #39;Tha Carter IV#39; drop the same week!” The long-delayed album is going to be released across the United States on Aug. 29. The “6 Foot 7 Foot” rapper Lil Wayne has shown off his rock star pers

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Jeret Peterson dead at 29

In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, Jeret Peterson of the United States, celebrates his Olympic silver medal in the men#39;s freestyle aerials final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Utah police say Peterson has killed himself in an isolated canyon. The Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake said Peterson called 911 before shooting and killing himself on Monday evening, July 25, 2011 Jeret “Speedy” Peterson, the American freestyle skier who famously battled demons throug

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9 Scorching Films to Help Survive the Hellish Heat Wave of 2011

The heat wave bearing down on the United States has turned much of the eastern half of the country into a hellish furnace of death , despair and crisis . Today in New York the forecast calls for a high of 99, with the humidity pushing the heat index into triple digits with the likes of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and scores of other towns along the Eastern Seaboard. But at least we’re all in this together — and with the movies, which are rich with tales of city folks sweating out the worst seasonal crap summer has to offer. Read on and recount nine of the best.

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Required Viewing: Obermann on Heavy Times

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From the viewpoint of a terminally ill subject of the United States healthcare system, this rings especially true. And I feel like there are a few other minority demographics out there that have similar feelings and concerns about the current Administration. Memo to Obama: I sincerely hope you’re just waiting for the second term to handle a lot of this shit, because, while I still have hope, it’s… Broadcasting platform : YouTube Source : Slog Discovery Date : 12/07/2011 17:23 Number of articles : 2

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Elsewhere In The World: South Sudan Becomes The World’s Newest Nation

Time to update your African map again. Congratulations to the brothers and sisters in South Sudan — who have finally gained independence after decades of civil war. The United States on Saturday recognized the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, as a sovereign and independent state. President Barack Obama said in a statement that, “This historic achievement is a tribute, above all, to the generations of southern Sudanese who struggled for this day.” South Sudan became independent after civil wars that spanned more than 50 years. Millions of people died in the conflicts as the black African tribes from the south battled the mainly Arab north for independence. The warring sides reached a peace deal in 2005. The country’s flag was officially raised for the first time over Juba, South Sudan’s capital, on Saturday after the speaker of the legislature made a formal proclamation of independence from Sudan.. Obama said the people of South Sudan and Sudan “must recognize that they will be more secure and prosperous if they move beyond a bitter past and resolve differences peacefully.” “Lasting peace will only be realized if all sides fulfill their responsibilities,” he said. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S. will remain a “steadfast partner” as South Sudan seeks to build a free, democratic and inclusive society. “The strong ties between our peoples go back many decades, and we are committed to continuing to build on the partnership we have already established in the years ahead,” she said. Clinton commended the government of Sudan on its decision to be the first to recognize South Sudan’s independence. It’s been a long time coming but independence is finally here for South Sudan. This year has seen so many drastic changes across the world. We hope that violence and bloodshed can be a thing of the past in South Sudan and wish the people a prosperous start for their new nation. Check out photos from the celebrations below: Source

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Did You Know: President Obama Was Almost Given Up For Adoption During His Mother’s Pregnancy!

Holy orphan POTUS Batman! An immigration document has revealed that the parents of US President Barack Obama had plans to put their unborn child for adoption to the Salvation Army. Just a few months before Obama was born, his father Barack Obama Sr was under inspection from immigration officials who suspected him of bigamy. During an interview in Hawaii in 1961, the then 24-year-old revealed that he had divorced his first wife in Kenya and that his new wife Ann Dunham was five months’ pregnant. In fact, Lyle H. Dahling, an administrator in the Honolulu immigration office, wrote in 1961 that Dunham was actually planning to give away the baby to the army. “Subject got his USC [United States citizen] wife Hapai [Hawaiian for pregnant] and although they were married they do not live together and Miss Dunham is making arrangements with the Salvation Army to give the baby away,’’ the Telegraph quoted Dahling as saying. Why was this detail about President Obama’s past not revealed previously?? Though most of the memo had been published earlier, the passage regarding adoption had been snipped off. But now the memo is entire obtained, thanks to Sally Jacob’s request under Right to Information. Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told Jacobs that Obama, who was completely unaware of his mother’s plan of putting him up for adoption, was ‘absolutely convinced that she did not’. Apparently Ms. Jacobs has written a book about the POTUS father and wanted to investigate the whole story. Can you imagine how Ann Dunham would have felt if she gave away the future POTUS?!? Good save Annie. Source Check out the beautiful childhood moments that might have never happened…

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Eff You, Pay Me! French Production Company Fined $46 Milli For Shafting Spike Lee

The French production company that failed to distribute Spike Lee’s film “Miracle at St. Anna” has been hit with a big money fine by a Paris court. Now that’s one helluva ho sit down, wouldn’t you say? TF1 Droits Audiovisuels has been ordered to pay $46 million to producers of Miracle at St. Anna for failing to honor a contract to distribute the World War II picture internationally. The dispute centered on a 2007 agreement between TF1 and the On My Own production company. According to the terms of the contract, TF1 was scheduled to release the film in markets across the world with the exception of the United States, Canada and Italy. TF1 argued that Lee had delivered a different kind of film than the one it was promised and refused to hand over a nearly $16 million advance. Now, according to the AFP, a Paris court has found that TF1 is at fault for breaching the contract, ordering the company to pay nearly $29 million in damages, and more for moral prejudice. Spike Lee gets one million euros and James McBride, the author of the novel the film was based on, gets 200,000 euros. TFP also was ordered to pay to $18 million to BNP Paribas bank. Spike Lee don’t play that isht… Now they gotta pay EVEN MORE than they would have if they would have just returned the stinkin’ advance money. SMH. Source

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10 Former Cheerleaders for Professional Sports Teams Who Became Famous

One really good thing about watching NBA , NFL and MLB games live is that you can get that close not only to the sports action, but to another kind of action as well: the dancing girls. Yes, cheerleaders have become as indispensable in professional sports as the players themselves. Without them, every single professional sports game would be nothing more than a sausagefest, and the guys, which make up the bulk of professional sports fans, wouldn’t like that very much, would they? Almost every single pro sports team has its own group of cheerleaders. Over the years, a number of its members have gone on to become famous. Some of the ten listed below have become familiar faces, while some are outright household names. 1. Paula Abdul She is without doubt the most successful former professional sports cheerleader of all time. Before she sold more than 50 million albums despite being not much of a singer , and sat as the mumbling and perpetually drunk/stoned judge of American Idol for eight seasons, she was a Laker Girl , and was even its head choreographer for years. 2. Teri Hatcher If you’ve wondering where Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher got those moves she does in Tango and Cash , here’s your answer: She was a member of the San Francisco 49ers cheering squad. Before that, she shook her pom-poms for her high school, and was even named most likely to become a Solid Gold Dancer . She didn’t of course, but instead became a solid gold TV star. 3. Sarah Shahi Amid a disappointing season, Sarah Shahi gave Dallas Cowboys fans something to cheer about. From 1999-2000, she was a member of the D allas Cowboys Cheerleaders , arguably the best known of all NFL cheerleading squads. She appeared on the cover of the DCC’s calendar before moving to Hollywood, where she eventually became one of the most beautiful faces on television today. She starred in the now-defunct NBC drama series Life , and is currently playing the lead in Fairly Legal , a legal drama airing on the USA Network. 4. Charisma Carpenter Before she made jaws drop as Sunnydale High’s resident shallow cheerleader Cordelia Chase in Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Charisma Carpenter was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers in 1991, just before she moved to Los Angeles to embark on a Hollywood career. 5. Trista Sutter Trista Sutter holds some sort of record in the history of reality TV for starring in the first seasons of both The Bachelor and its companion show, The Bachelorette . Known as Trista Rehn then, she was one of the final two contestants of the former, while she was chosen as the star of the latter. In both shows, it was very apparent that she had one hot body, obviously honed by her stint as a Miami Heat Dancer . Her televised wedding to The Bachelorette winner Ryan Sutter drew more than 26 million viewers, one of the biggest audiences for a reality TV show. 6. Stacy Keibler Pro wrestling fans have long worshipped Stacy Keibler for her unusually long legs. Pro football fans from Baltimore, however, have had first crack at those lovely gams as she pepped them up as a member of the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders . 7. Kiana Tom Former Oakland Raiderette Kiana Tom became famous for her ESPN fitness series, Kiana’s Flex Appeal . She continued to build on her reputation as a fitness guru by starring in other ESPN produced shows Kiana’s Too Fit 2 Quit, Summer Sizzle with Kiana & Hot Summer Nights with Kiana . She is also an actress, starring alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return . 8. Kristin Adams Yet another Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader makes this list in the person of Kristin Adams née Holt. Her first shot at fame was in the first season of American Idol , where she was a semi-finalist. She later became a correspondent for the show, a job which would prove to be quite useful in her future endeavors. She blossomed into a good host, and G4 TV wasted no time in hiring her as host of Cheat! , a show where video game cheats and strategies are featured and discussed. She also currently co-hosts the USA Network show Character Fantasy . 9. Lisa Guerrero Back when Los Angeles had two professional football teams, Lisa Guerrero was a cheerleader for the LA Rams , before the franchise moved to St. Louis. Currently one of the top sportscasters in the United States, she is most famous for her stint on The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports. She’s also an actress, appearing in movies such as Batman Returns and Fire Down Below . 10. Bonnie-Jill Laflin Bonnie-Jill Laflin was a cheerleader not just for one team of one sport, but for three different teams of two different sports. Before she became the NBA’s hottest, first ever and only female scout working for the Los Angeles Lakers front office, she was a cheerleader for the Golden State Warriors , the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys . Aside from currently holding a top position in one of professional sports’ most legendary franchises, she is also an actress, model and soon-to-be reality star, with a reality show based on her successful career in the male-dominated world of professional sports. Image Sources SuperiorPics NBA KianaVlog BeyondHollywood ManCaveSports BlackDcc Related Posts: Top 10 Former ’90s Child Stars Gone Naked 10 Celebrity Virgins – Or So They Claim To Be 20 of the Prettiest Women in Porn Today 10 Zombie Jesus Tattoos 10 Things LeBron James Can Do To Lessen The Hate

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Johngarthia cocoensis is new species of large land crab

University researchers from Costa Rica and the United States discovered the new species, named #39;Johngarthia cocoensis,#39; on the Pacific Ocean island. The distinguishing characteristic of J. cocoensis, according to the researchers, is its large size-a male can measure 40cm with their front legs extended (females measure smaller). A new species of large land crab was discovered on Cocos Island in Costa Rica, a local newspaper reported on Monday. The crabs live in holes dug into the soil and

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