Sunday, November 30, 2008

US carmakers to present recovery plan

They will be armed with proof that they are working to restructure their stumbling businesses and will be able to emerge from the current deep slump as viable companies focused on developing new technology to build more environmentally friendly vehicles....

Read More US carmakers to present plan

Source: the australian business /wall street journal

Saturday, November 29, 2008

U.S. fears Pakistani role in India attacks

FBI agents were preparing to fly to India to investigate the bloody attacks in the Indian financial capital as the State Department warned U.S. citizens still in the city that their lives remain at risk...

Read more U.S. fears Pakistani role in attacks

Source: the news and observer

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Real Fear in Mumbai

The lack of knowledge is paralyzing. The images of a police van firing at its citizens flooded all our minds. The people we trust the most to keep us safe may not be who we think....

Read more Fear in Mumbai

Source: online wsj

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Bush: Eight years is more than enough

As the sun sets on the Bush administration, the survival rite known as burrowing is under way. Burrowing is when favored political appointees are transformed into civil servants and granted instant tenure on the federal payroll...

Read more Eight years is enough

Source: international herald tribune

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Leading candidate to head CIA under Obama withdraws from running

...Meanwhile, two widely reported choices for Obama's national security team were confirmed by ABC news: Robert Gates is said to be staying on temporarily as defence secretary, and former Nato commander James Jones is tipped to become the national security adviser...

Read more Leading candidate to head CIA under Obama withdraws


Monday, November 24, 2008

I Flushed Newborn Down Toilet By Accident, Says Mom

Claire Jones said she knew she was pregnant from an affair with a colleague but thought the pain she suffered in the early hours of December 28 was from diarrhoea...

Read more I flushed newborn down toilet by accident


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Obama Reveals Plan To Create 2.5m Jobs

Barack Obama has outlined his plan to create 2.5m jobs in his first two years in office with an ambitious spending programme on roads, schools and and renewable energy....

Read more Barack Obama reveals two-year plan to create 2.5m jobs


Friday, November 21, 2008

Citigroup shares plunge 18% as board meets

Shares in Citigroup fell by nearly 18 per cent in early trading as the US bank called a board meeting to discuss its future stability, including whether to find a merger partner or sell-off some of its assets.....

Read more Citigroup shares plunge 18% as board meets

Source: the times online

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pakistan warns U.S. over missile strike

Pakistan's foreign ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson on Thursday to lodge a formal protest against another suspected U.S. missile strike on its territory, an act the country's prime minister called a violation of his nation's sovereignty...

Read more Pakistan warns U.S. over missile strike


Monday, November 17, 2008

The New War On Illegal Immigrants

Thousands of inmates admit they're in the U.S. illegally, but even those convicted of violent crimes are often released right back onto Houston's streets... The Story

Read more The Comments: Illegals In Texas


More "Bad" News for the 'King of Pop'

Now more bad news for the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson. The downfall continues...

Bahrain's Shaikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Khalifa is seeking $7 million from the troubled singer at London's Royal Courts of Justice.

Read more Michael Jackson Sued, again

Source: gulfnews

Sunday, November 16, 2008

State of Emergency Declared in L.A.

A state of emergency has been declared in Los Angeles, where wildfires are threatening the power supply. Around 10,000 residents have been placed under mandatory evacuation orders...

Read more State of emergency declared in L.A.

Source: l.a. times

Thousands Rally For Gay Marriage

Similar demonstrations across the country — in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and even in hinterlands like Fargo, North Dakota. Advocates said the time for change had come, as it has already in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the only states now that allow gay marriages.

Read more Thousands march for gay rights

Source: bnf online news

Friday, November 14, 2008

George Soros Says Recession Inevitable

Said "a deep recession is now inevitable and the possibility of a depression cannot be ruled out. Recent IMF credit facility not large enough to stabilize markets...."

Read more Soros says deep recession inevitable...

Source: reuters

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What Everybody Ought to Know About Same Sex Marriage

Marriage, as defined by the civil law, is currently available to same-sex couples in six countries, and parts of a seventh (but not at the national level in that country). The Netherlands was the first country to allow same-sex marriage in 2001. Same-sex marriages are also legal in Belgium, Canada, Norway, South Africa and Spain, along with two states in the United States: Massachusetts and Connecticut.

From May 2008, California allowed for same sex marriages, though Proposition 8 has overturned that right as of November 2008. In 2005, Spain became the first country in the world to recognize same-sex marriage (including adoption rights) on equal terms and under the same law.

In 1996, the United States Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman amongst other stipulations.

As of May 2007, twenty-six states have passed constitutional amendments explicitly barring the recognition of same-sex marriage, eighteen of which prohibit the legal recognition of any same-sex union. Nineteen additional states have legal statutes that define "marriage" as a union of two persons of the opposite-sex. The territory of Puerto Rico ratified a similar statute in 1998.

Nonetheless, some states are beginning to offer legal recognition to same-sex couples, whether in the form of marriage or as civil unions or domestic partnerships.

The states of Vermont, New Jersey and New Hampshire offer civil unions. Also, Oregon has domestic partnership laws that grant some of the rights and responsibilities of marriage. Maine, Washington, Maryland, and the District of Columbia grant certain limited benefits through domestic partnerships, and Hawaii has reciprocal beneficiary laws.

Source: wikipedia

This Song Will Make Her Fall In Love With You!

"Castles in the Air" Don McLean

Germany Hits Recession

European markets opened lower Thursday following earlier sell-offs across Asia, while new figures showed that the German economy -- Europe's biggest -- has slipped into recession in the third quarter....

Read more Germany hits recession


The Bad News: 500,000 Jobs Lost

The figure outstripped forecasts, with analysts polled by Reuters expecting initial claims to be only 484,000. The claims were last at this high a level in the week ended Sept. 29, 2001, when they were 517,000...

Read more The Bad News: 500,000 Jobs Lost

Source: cnbc

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NEW Robert Pattinson "Twilight" Intervew!

America's new teen idol!

Robert Pattinson Interview

On The Set of "Who's Nail'in Pay'lin"

 TMZ On The Set

(TMZ doesnt do sex/nudity, their owned by AOL/Time Warner) 

Lisa Ann star's in "Who's Nail'in Paylin"

So who is "Lisa Ann"?

Lisa Ann began erotic dancing in about 1990 to pay her way through college, where she became a certified dental assistant.

In July 1994, she became an adult actress, but quit in 1997 due to an AIDS scare. She spent several years touring as a feature dancer at strip clubs around the country, before returning to the sex industry as an agent, and later also as a performer.

Larry Flynt has announced that he hopes to complete and release this political parody movie prior to the presidental elections on November 4, 2008.

Keith Olbermann Supports Gay Marriage

"The world is barren enough... with so much hate in the world, so much meaningless division... this is what your religion tells you to do?... this is what your heart tells you to do?... You are asked to stand now on a question of love." ...keith olbermann

Source: msnbc / huffington post

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Long Road To Obama

When Ann Dunham, a quiet 18-year-old college freshman from Kansas, married a brilliant, charismatic Kenyan economics student named Barack Hussein Obama in 1961, mixed-race marriages were illegal in 16 of the United States, including Texas.

When her son, Barack Jr., was born in Hawaii later that year, only 22,000 of Mississippi's 915,000 African-American citizens were registered to vote...

Read more The long road to Obama


First Chance For Black Congregations To Celebrate Obama Election

Jubilation, pride and relief permeated pews and pulpits at predominantly black churches across the country on the first Sunday after Barack Obama's election, with congregants blowing horns, waving American flags and raising their hands to the heavens...

Black churches exult over Obama

Source: seattle pi

Sunday, November 9, 2008

DRESS TO THE NINES: Palin Spent $40,000 On Husband Todd

Palin spent "tens of thousands of dollars" on additional clothing, makeup and jewelry for herself and her family, including $40,000 in luxury goods for her husband....

Read more Sarah Palin Spent $40,000 On Luxury Goods For Todd

Source: huffingtonpost

Friday, November 7, 2008

More Gay Fury In California At Wedding Ban

In West Hollywood, police and demonstrators clashed after roughly 500 protesters veered off the permitted route for their impromptu march. Arrests were made but officials said most of the 2,500-strong crowd had been largely law-abiding. ..

Read more More Gay Fury...


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

US Supreme Court Weighs In On The 'F-word' On TV

No one would say the word in court, but a four-letter obscenity muttered on US television by the likes of Cher and Bono was the focus of attention in the Supreme Court Tuesday as lawyers argued whether it was too crude for broadcast.

WARNING: Article contains adult words
Read more US Supreme Court weighs in on the 'F-word' on TV

Source: yahoo! news

Barack Obama Elected New U.S President

Barack Obama, the son of a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was elected the nation's 44th president Tuesday, breaking the ultimate racial barrier to become the first African American to claim the country's highest office...

Read more Obama Wins Presidential Race

Source: la times / mark z. barabak

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VIDEO: Stewart Slams Anti-Gay Marriage Prop 8

On Monday night, Jon Stewart informed Sonja Eddings Brown -- a Proposition 8 supporter who had appeared on Bill O'Reilly and claimed she isn't against gay people, just gay marriage -- that "Your gay friends hate you."

Proposition 8, an initiative that would rewrite the constitution to eliminate the rights of same-sex couples to marry, has garnered national attention as millions of dollars have been poured into television advertising. One donor, the Mormon Church, gave $25 million to ensure the measure passes.

Source: the nation / comedy central

Europe Pinning Hopes On Obama To Repair US Rift

Europeans are eyeing United States election day with a passionate longing for victory by Senator Barack Obama after the catastrophic years of the Bush presidency.

Read more Europe pinning hopes on Obama to repair US rift


Saturday, November 1, 2008

UPDATE: Obama Bound For Huge Electoral College Win

We see Democrats winning 58 Senate seats and 254 House seats, with Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina among the Republican victims.

The appeal of Obama has been enhanced by the economic crisis and the federal bailout, which have caused problems for Republican candidates.

Read more Obama bound for huge Electoral College win

Source: chicago sun times / robert novak