Saturday, February 28, 2009

U.S. Economy Takes Another Big Hit

The US economy shrank by 6.2% in the last three months of 2008, official figures have shown, a far sharper fall than had previously been reported...

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Source: bbc news

Rihanna and Chris Brown, together again… at Diddy’s Pad

"They're together again. They care for each other," says People.com’s source. "While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves."..

Read more rihanna and Chris, back to ‘love’..

Source: et online

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Judge orders three men to stay away from Spears

A judge on Wednesday ordered three men with former ties to Britney Spears to continue staying away from the pop star amid claims they tried to undermine her father's control over her affairs.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Aviva K. Bobb extended a restraining order against Sam Lutfi, the star's former self-styled manager, and Adnan Ghalib, a former boyfriend, until March 18….

Read more told to stay away from Spears


Source: reuters

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Octuplet mom fears hospital may not release babies

Nadya Suleman apparently has bigger worries than taking care of her 14 children. Talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw says she may have to prove she can handle the load, or else have hospital officials withhold her newborn octuplets.

McGraw said the 33-year-old unemployed mother called him Tuesday, distraught that Kaiser Permanente officials told her they were concerned about the babies living at her home in suburban Los Angeles.....

Read more mom fears hospital may not release babies

Source: el paso times

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Human Rights Are Now On The Back Burner

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chinese officials agreed Saturday to focus their governments' efforts on stabilizing the battered global economy and combating climate change, putting aside long-standing concerns about human rights…

Read more Human rights on back burner as Clinton pushes China on climate change

Source: world news

Monday, February 23, 2009

Obama puts his credibility on big economy fix

The pledge of a return to fiscal discipline, expected to be made this week with the publication of his first budget, will be presented as an olive branch to Republican opponents, as the president tries to put his strategy of bipartisanship back on the rails.

But Mr Obama is also likely to reaffirm his commitment to letting George Bush’s controversial tax cuts for the wealthy expire...

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Sean Penn Wins, 'Slumdog' cleans up at Oscars

Slumdog Millionaire swept the board at the Oscars today, winning eight awards, including best film and best director.

Kate Winslet finally won her first Academy Award as she was named best actress for her performance in The Reader.....

Read more Slumdog cleans up at Oscars..

Source: independent.co.uk

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Picture of bruised Rihanna sparks police probe

Celebrity website TMZ.com said its photo of the Barbados-born singer, who turned 21 on Friday, was taken after she was beaten on February 8 after leaving a pre-Grammy Awards party with R&B star Brown, her boyfriend of more than a year...

Read more Picture of bruised Rihanna...

Source: reuters

Friday, February 20, 2009

Soros: Economic Turbulence Worse Than Great Depression

Renowned investor George Soros said on Friday the world financial system has effectively disintegrated, adding that there is yet no prospect of a near-term resolution to the crisis. Soros said the turbulence is actually more severe than during the Great Depression, comparing the current situation to the demise of the Soviet Union.

He said the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September marked a turning point in the functioning of the market system.

Read more economic turbulence....

Source: reuters

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

General Motors Corp and Chrysler seek $22 billion more

General Motors Corp and Chrysler LLC requested nearly $22 billion in additional U.S. government loans and said they had reached tentative deals with the United Auto Workers union to reduce labor costs....

Read more GM, Chrysler seek $22 billion

Source: reuters

Doubts about stimulus drag stocks down sharply

Doubts that the government's stimulus and bank bailout programs can stop the global economic freefall dragged Wall Street to within a fraction of a point of its lowest close in 5 1/2 years Tuesday.

As President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion stimulus bill and automakers scrambled to come up with restructuring plans, investors waited anxiously for more specifics about efforts to rescue the economy.....

Read more Doubts about stimulus

Source: breitbart

Monday, February 16, 2009

3 Arrested at Scene of Buffalo Plane Crash

Nineteen-year-old Thomas Woodman, of Clarence, was charged with trespassing Friday after troopers found him inside the restricted area, hiding behind a home and videotaping the crash site.

Sixty-three-year-old Paul R. Brenton, of Clarence, was arrested after allegedly trying to gain access to the area and then threatening a police officer. Police say he was intoxicated...

Read more 3 Arrested at Scene of Buffalo Plane Crash

Source: nbc new york

Armed police raid ends internet romance

It began with an internet romance between a New Zealand man and a German woman; it ended when armed police raided a South Island house.

Police said yesterday that the 30-year-old woman, who has not been named, arrived to find the Dunedin man with whom she had struck up a friendship was "not who he had portrayed himself to be"....

Read more police raid ends internet romance

Source: nzherald.co.uk

Saturday, February 14, 2009

eBay pulls rape video game after WND report

A dozen eBay auctions for a Japanese computer game where players must rape women and force them to have abortions abruptly were pulled from the massive site after WND reported on their availability.

WND's report yesterday noted the violent video games had been listed on Amazon.com but suddenly disappeared from that site...

Read more eBay pulls rape video game...

Source: wnd.com

Friday, February 13, 2009

Teenagers pushed in front of subway train at Dufferin Station

A distraught stranger is alleged to have pushed two teenagers into the path of an oncoming subway train at rush hour yesterday in what police believe was a random attack....

Read more Teenagers pushed in front of subway train

Source: network.national.com

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hamas says truce with Israel soon

Officials from the Palestinian group Hamas have said that an 18-month ceasefire with Israel will be announced within three days...

Read more Hamas truce with Israel..

Source: al jazeera

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

California's Pain Only Beginning

As Sacramento squabbles over the state's $42 billion deficit, Californians are getting a bitter taste of what's to come after the steep budget cuts that are inevitable when legislators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger finally hammer out a deal...

Read more Cuts to Parks, Schools and Roads...

Source: wsj online

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Three tough steps to fiscal sanity in California

The chief culprit: The Legislature's inability to pass a state budget on time. Frustrated local governments and schools can't plan. Private vendors selling to the state get stiffed. Worst of all, the Capitol politicians ultimately panic, punt the state's fiscal mess into the future and pass a fraudulent budget…..

Read more fiscal sanity in California

Source: la times

Monday, February 9, 2009

U.S. Guns Arm Mexican Drug Cartels

High-powered automatic weapons and ammunition are flowing virtually unchecked from border states into Mexico, fueling a war among drug traffickers, the army and police that has left thousands dead, according to U.S. and Mexican officials...

Read more U.S. guns arm Mexican drug cartels

Source: la times

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Beating Up on Barack

President Bush showed America’s enemies a country that does not retreat in fear, does not bomb with impunity, and most important, does not desert civilians or foreign governments that trust us. Thank you President Bush, for keeping my family and my country safe….

Read more Beating Up Obama

Source: power line news

Saturday, February 7, 2009

People Facing Layoffs Turn to Parties, Internet

The bar was crowded with well-dressed professionals enjoying drinks and conversation, a typical evening - except that none of them had a job....

Read more layoffs turn to parties, Internet

Source: my way news

Friday, February 6, 2009

Vatican tells bishop to retract Holocaust statement

A British-born Roman Catholic bishop who has said he does not believe that millions of Jews died in Nazi gas chambers has been told to publicly recant his views by the Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI has faced uproar in his native Germany and severe criticism from Jewish groups over his decision last week to lift the automatic ex-communication of Richard Williamson, who is understood to be based in Argentina….

Read more bishop told to retract Holocaust statement

Source: the independent

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Player forced to pawn NFL ring during Super Bowl

Joe Cacciatore of Capital Pawn is required by law to keep the player's identity confidential for 30 days. But he showed us the ring the player parted with in the middle of the Super Bowl party week.

Cacciatore told ABC Action News.com, "People have to make tough choices in this economy." ...

Read more forced to pawn NFL ring during Super Bowl

Source:abc action news

State Employee: "I Do No Work And I Get $93,000"

He spends much of his workday at the State Insurance Fund donning headphones, listening to rock 'n' roll, blues or classical tunes and his superiors are cool with that...

Read more "I get $93,803 for no work..."

Source: timesunion

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

‘Collusion part of doing business’

The World Bank recently barred three Filipino contractors from bidding for agency-funded projects after a bank investigation found that the three firms and four Chinese companies had colluded to rig the bidding for a $33-million WB-funded road project in the country…

Read more ‘Collusion part of doing business’

Source: business inquirer net

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Obama Admits He "screwed up' over Daschle

"I don't want to send a message to the American people that there are two sets of standards, one for powerful people, and one for ordinary folks who are working every day and paying their taxes," Obama said in an interview with CNN on Tuesday....

Read more I screwed up over Daschle: Obama

Source: smh.com.au

Monday, February 2, 2009

CBS Orders Arranged Marriage Reality Series

The show introduces four adults age approximately 25-45 who are anxious to get married but have been unsuccessful in their search for a mate. Their friends and family select a spouse for them, and the newly paired couple exchange marital vows. The series follows their marriages.

Read more arranged marriage reality series...

Source: thrfeed.com

British films beat the economic gloom

British films accounted for 31 per cent of cinema takings in 2008, the second highest in a decade. And while it was a record year for box-office receipts, foreign investment was down significantly, in a mixed year for the domestic film industry….

Read more British films

Source: the independent

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Barack Obama getting tough on Wall Street idiots

"We must have our financial institutions survive but not with a culture that thinks it's all right to kick the taxpayer in the shins," Senator Claire McCaskill said proposing a law that would prevent executives from making more than the $400,000 salary of the US president….

Read more Barack Obama getting tough

Source: times of india