Friday, October 31, 2008

Japanese Markets Posts Biggest Fall Ever

The benchmark ended the month of October down 24 percent, its biggest monthly fall in its 58-year history as fears over a global recession battered investor willingness to take on riskier assets.

Market players also said short-term profit taking was inevitable after the Nikkei gained nearly 30 percent in the three-day rally to Thursday..

Read more Nikkei drops 5 pct, posts biggest monthly fall ever

Source: The Guardian

Thursday, October 30, 2008

World Markets Cheer Fed Rate Cut

World stock markets rose Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve slashed interest rates to help revive the world's largest economy and opened new credit lines with other central banks.

Read more World markets cheer Fed rate cut

Source: houston chronicle

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wall Street: Second Biggest Point Advance on Record

Stock markets around the world have been extremely volatile for past six weeks as more than $12 trillion of market value has been lost. Tuesday's advance started in Asia as Hong Kong shares were up 14 percent - their best advance in 11 years, Germany was up 11 percent and Brazil 13 percent...

Read more US Stocks Soar, Second Biggest Point Advance on Record

Source: voa news

White Supremacist Jolts Tennessee

In a rural Tennessee county where you can't buy alcohol or even find a Wal-Mart, residents of tiny Bells stopped each other to ask if anyone knew the pale-skinned young local accused of plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Barack Obama...

Read more Supremacist surprise jolts rural Tennesse

Source: tennessee gulf news

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Homeless: 77 Million Displaced

The United Nations estimates that 77 million people - more than 1 percent of the world's population - are displaced within their own countries, having been forced to flee their homes by armed conflicts, violence, urbanization, development, and natural disasters.

Read more Homeless: 77 million displaced worldwide

Source: daily star lebanon

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scientists Find Gene For The Transsexual Experience

IN THE largest ever genetic study of transsexuals, Australian researchers have discovered a DNA variation linked to male-to-female transsexualism.

The finding strengthens the view that there is a biological reason why some people feel they are living in the wrong body, in this case men who have an strong desire to live as a woman.

Read more Transsexual Gene

Source: canberra times

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Biden Factor

The biggest knock against Biden during discussions on whether he would make a good vice presidential nominee was that his mouth tends to get him in trouble.

Read more The Biden Factor

Source: star tribune

Music Teacher Viewed Child Porn

A school music teacher has been jailed for 18 months for viewing thousands of pictures of child pornography on his home computer.

Jamieson Sutherland, 40, taught music part-time at schools in Edinburgh and was also a youth worker at two city churches before he was caught.

Read more Music Teacher Viewed Child Porn

Source: bbc / worldnews

Friday, October 24, 2008

Seriously? An Obama Panic?

Most investors know the devil is in the details - and the details of Obama's economic plans are anything but reassuring.

Read more An Obama Panic?

Source: new york post

Teen Wasteland :"HSM 3"

I'll put it another way: The jokes are awful, the intrigue minimal (good girl Gabriella, played by Hudgens, doesn't disappear at a climactic moment because of her enemy Sharpay's witchy schemes - she simply walks away), the romance, except for 2.2 kisses near the end, implied.

All of this is why it seems like there's a long, long time between the musical numbers, which themselves are at the level of a Mentos commercial....

Read more "HSM 3", Teen Wasteland

Source: klye smith / new york post

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Angelina Jolie: My Painful Role

One of the big surprises at last year's Academy Awards was that Angelina Jolie didn't receive a nomination for her emotionally wrenching performance in A Mighty Heart.

Now, Jolie, who won a Supporting Actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, is getting another shot in Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood.....

Read more Jolie: My Painful Role

Source: parade

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin stumped by third grader

Asked by an elementary school student what a vice president does, Republican candidate Sarah Palin responded that the vice president is the president's "team mate" but also "runs the Senate" and "can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes."

Read more Palin Stumped By 3rd Grader

Source: daily news

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

World Citizens Prefer Obama to McCain

Gallup Polls conducted in 70 countries from May to September 2008 reveal widespread international support for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain in the U.S. presidential election...

Read more World Prefers Obama

Source: gallup

UPDATE: Gap Grows Between Rich And Poor

The gap between rich and poor is getting bigger in the world's richest countries - and particularly the United States - as children and low-skilled workers slide deeper into poverty..

Read more Rich vs Poor

Source: Buffalo News

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Teen's YouTube Videos Draw Catholics' Wrath

A devilishly mischievous Canadian boy who mocks a central Christian ritual on YouTube has caused an international stir and earned the wrath of the Catholic Civil Rights League, which has called for his offensive, and popular, videos to be removed from the Internet....

Read more Teen Draws Wrath

Source: canada dot com

Housing Market Most Dismal Since World War II

The nation is on track to build fewer homes this year than at any time since the end of World War II, adding to the nation's economic woes....

Read more Dismal Housing Market

Source: the news & observer

Man Arrested In Grandson's Kidnapping Linked to Mexican Drug Trade

Clemens Fred Tinnemeyer, 51, has been arrested as a 'person of interest' in his grandson's disappearance.

Read more Man arrested

Friday, October 17, 2008

Joe The Plumber Too Late To Save McCain

Launching multiple attacks on his opponent at the debate at Hofstra University in New York, a notably scrappy John McCain repeatedly evoked the plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, whom Mr Obama met...

Read more Joe the plumber arrives too late to save John McCain

Source: worldnews

World Food Day Eclipsed by Financial Crisis

Economists have also warned that the world's poor would be the most vulnerable to a global economic downturn...

Read more Hunger eclipsed by financial crisis on World Food Day

Source: reuters

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Perez Hilton Slams Jessica Simpson

On Friday, infamously mean-spirited celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (a.k.a. Mario Lavandeira) posted a link to The Star's concert review by Ted Shaw, and took the opportunity to further deride Simpson....

Read more Perez Goes After Simpson

Thursday, October 9, 2008

China: Over 10,000 Children In Hospital Over Milk

Most of the children were being treated for kidney problems caused by drinking milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine, which is at the centre of the country's latest food safety scare....

Read more China says 10,700 children in hospital over milk

Source: irish times

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

UPDATE: Lending Remains Tight Even With Bailout

Credit remains tight as bailout vote nears.
Record stranglehold continues as House prepares its verdict. Treasurys mixed....

Read more Lending remains tight even with bailout bill

Source: worldnews

Monday, October 6, 2008

Investigative Report: The 'lost' Palin files

When federal judges in San Francisco ruled in 2002 that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional because it included the phrase "under God," Sarah Palin was not amused....

Read more 'Lost' Palin Files

Source: By Jim Popkin, NBC News Senior Investigative Producer

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Britney Spears To Buy Her Own "Sex Tape"?

I dont know what the hell's she's smil'in about....

Doe's Britney Spears' ex-boyfriend, paparazzi Adnan Ghalib have a real sex tape of him and Britney? Or is he just blow'in some more smoke up our ass.....

We hear that he has THE tape, and that he is now shopping it around. OMG!

Britney baby, come clean now. We all love ya, but we still want to see it!

UPDATE: We just got word that Britney wants to buy the tape!....fact? fiction?
(well we want to buy it too, but not at the price Britney may have to pay...)