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September 29th, 2011 No comments

The Tragedy Of Child Brides

September 29th, 2011 No comments

This story is heartbreaking.  I can not imagine a culture that allows this.

From National Geographic:

 

By Caroline Gerdes

Child brides are not unique to a single country, religion, or language.  Even though child marriage is illegal in most nations, it is a common tradition — older than laws protecting against it.

“Every time I have been granted access [to take pictures] it is because there is someone within the community … who didn’t necessarily like the practice. But they wanted their voices to be heard,” said Stephanie Sinclair, who photographed National Geographic magazine’s piece examining child marriage, “Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides.”

With the publication of the article and continuing efforts, Sinclair and the story’s author Cynthia Gorney are making sure these voices are being heard.  The writer and photographer team will speak at National Geographic’s headquarters Monday, October 5. Sinclair and Gorney will show compelling images and discuss all the dilemmas facing child brides in today’s world.

read more at National Geographic

 

 

Can Somebody Tell Me Why Sears Hired These Pigs?

September 29th, 2011 6 comments

 

Honestly, I do not get it.  I will not buy a thing from Sears as long as they give these people a platform.  

 

 

From The Hollywood Gossip:

Kardashians Konfirm: Scott Disick Has a Huge Penis

Scott Disick has a very large penis.

This fact has been confirmed by more than just his baby mama, Kourtney  Kardashian, as Kim Kardashian also chimed in this week during an interview with Jane Radio, saying of Disick’s penchant  for walking around naked:

“Honestly, it’s way too much. He has to start wearing some  tighty-whities.”

But that would deprive the family of an impressive  showcase, Kourtney argued, because her man’s unit is “like an elephant’s  trunk.”

Whatever, Khloe replied. Disick is really just  “trying to compete” with her husband ,Lakers power forward Lamar Odom,  who apparently plays big both in the bedroom and in the paint.

Read more at The Hollywood Gossip

 

 

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Great Tutorial On Solyndra From The Tamminator at Hillbuzz

September 29th, 2011 No comments

 

 

The Tamminator posts a great video – “Pay To Play In A Nutshell.”  Go over to Hillbuzz to watch!

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Obama Administration Arrogance on Display

September 28th, 2011 No comments

This video and caption is from WashTimesVideo

 

“Director of the United States Office of Management and
Budget Jack Lew remained quiet when asked if he was more concerned about
president’s re-election when taxpayer funding for Solyndra was approved.”

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Best Ever Obama Bad Lip-Reading Video – “Trick The Bridesmaid”

September 28th, 2011 No comments

Slightly NSFW

 

Hilarious Pics Of Wall Street Protesters – Including Pepper Spray Shots!

September 28th, 2011 5 comments

 

These slugs need to go home already.  They made their point, which is that they have no point at all. 

  From weknowmemes.com:

This one looks a little staged. Why does the index finger of the person's hand have the white stuff on it, too? Did they get a little careless as they were staging the photo?

 

"But, I heard Susan Sarandon was going to be here!"

 
 

Before & After: Bang the drum slowly ...........then get arrested.

 
 

"Dad is going to be so pissed!'

 
 
 
 
 

Understatement Of The Year

September 28th, 2011 1 comment

 

 

 

 

 

Student SAT Cheating Results in Criminal Charges – Politician And Educator Cheating Not So Much

September 28th, 2011 No comments

 

Now, I am in no way condoning cheating, but I did not realize that people who cheat on the SAT can be charged criminally.  We have politicians who cheat all the time and are never charged with anything.  We have teachers and public school district leaders who have been exposed as massive cheaters and are not criminally charged.  When star student athletes are charged with cheating, how often are they arrested?

Ted Kennedy pretty much did the same thing as the kids in the story below.  While at Harvard, Kennedy paid a classmate to take a Spanish exam for him and  though he was caught, he lived on to become “The Lyin’ of the Senate.”  I do not recall authorities leading him or his “proxy” out in handcuffs.  Also, we have a goodly amount of tax cheats currently serving in our government with little or no repercussions. 

I am not saying it’s alright to cheat;  it’s immoral and unfair.  What I am asking is this:  Why charge the geeks?  Why are geeks held to a higher standard than say those who have a professional and ethical responsibility to  keep corruption out of our schools and government?

As an aside, I find it interesting that the test taking cheater, Sam Eshaghoff,  did all this for a “gym membership?”  Huh?  I guess he is what we call “book smart” because if he were ”real-time”  smart he would have realized that a gym membership is nothing more than a prison sentence itself.

CHALLENGE QUESTION - see if you can find the misspelled word in the excerpt from the L.A. Times article below!  And don’t even think about cheating with spell check!  Geesh, haven’t you learned anything from this story!?!?!?

 

From The LA Times

He was allegedly paid to take college entrance exams for six students from a top-rated Long Island high school, and now Sam Eshaghoff, 19, is facing criminal charges that carry a sentence of up to four years in jail.

Eshaghoff and the six students from Great Neck North High School were arrested Tuesday morning by investigators for the Nassau County District Attorney. Eshaghoff is charged with scheming to defraud, falsifying business records and criminal impersonation; the six students, whose names are being withheld because of their ages, face misdemeanor charges and were arraigned in a closed courtroom.

They left without comment and with coats draped over their heads, according to the Associated Press.

Eshaghoff, who prosecutors say used the money he raised as a test taker to pay for a gym membership, was led in handcuffs Tuesday afternoon into a Long Island courtroom, where he pleaded not guilty and was held on $1,000 bond or $500 bail. His mother left court without commenting.

Nassau County Dist. Atty. Kathleen Rice said in a statement that teachers at Great Neck North, considered one of the best schools in the nation, had heard rumors earlier this year that someone using fraudulent identification was taking the college entrance tests for students.

Adminstrators reviewed records of students who had taken the SAT at schools other than Great Neck North, where proctors wouldn’t know them. The administrators picked up on a pattern of large discrepancies between the SAT scores and the academic performance of the six students who have been charged.

read more at the L.A. Times

Your Own Choco Dog

September 28th, 2011 No comments

Chef Pete says, “Try this for Dinner with the kids”.

 

From FoxNews.Com

Photo:  John A. Gutierrez

 

Ingredients:

6 Frozen Corn Dogs (If you’re feeling adventurous you can make your own corn dogs from scratch)

12 ounces Bittersweet Baking Chocolate

Sprinkles

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the corn dogs on a baking sheet lined with tin foil and bake for 16-20 minutes. Let corn dogs cool completely.

Heat the chocolate on the stove or in the microwave until melted. Dip the corn dogs in the chocolate and coat with sprinkles.

Eat immediately or place in fridge until chocolate is hard.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/09/25/make-your-own-choco-dog/?test=faces#ixzz1Z23YQY8r