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  • GAME OF THRONES S06E07 WEEKLY DISCUSSION THREAD

    06/06/2016 6:03:00 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 73 replies
    6/6/16 | George R.R. Martin Fierro
    SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN POSTING!!!
  • Laverne Cox Joins ‘Megyn Kelly Presents’ [Transgender Hype]

    05/17/2016 2:24:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | 5/4/16
    Laverne Cox has been added to the list of celebrities Megyn Kelly will interview for her primetime special on Fox broadcast network Tuesday, May 17. ...The Emmy Award-nominated [man who thinks he is a woman] will appear as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in this fall’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show event on Fox.
  • George Zimmerman gun up for auction

    05/12/2016 3:42:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    Fox 35 Orlando ^ | 5/12/16 | Valerie Boey
    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who was acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2013, is selling his gun. The 9mm pistol that Zimmerman said was used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012 is up for sale in an online auctio
  • NBA referee Bill Kennedy comes out as gay

    12/14/2015 3:02:54 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    sbnation.com ^ | 12/14/15 | Yaron Weitzman
    Longtime NBA official Bill Kennedy revealed that he's gay in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "I am proud to be an NBA referee and I am proud to be a gay man," Kennedy told Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.... ....."I wholeheartedly support Bill's decision to live his life proudly and openly," NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to Yahoo! Sports. "Throughout his 18-year career with the league, Bill has excelled as a referee because of his passion
  • Apple: We are on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record

    09/14/2015 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 82 replies
    CNBC ^ | CNB staff
    Apple on Monday said it's on pace to beat last year's iPhone first-weekend record, and the stock opened higher on the news. "Customer response to iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has been extremely positive and preorders this weekend were very strong around the world," the company said in a statement. "We are on pace to beat last year's 10 million unit first-weekend record when the new iPhones go on sale Sept. 25." According to an iPhone Inventory blog which tracks the back-order status of the various iPhone models, the wait time for the big-screen iPhone 6S Plus in China...
  • Donald Trump: I wasn't talking about Carly Fiorina's face

    09/10/2015 8:11:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/10/15 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump said Thursday that when he suggested Carly Fiorina's face would make her unelectable, he wasn't talking about her looks. "I'm not talking about looks. I'm talking about persona," Trump told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."
  • 18k Gold Apple Watch Edition In The Real World & Its Predecessors

    08/08/2015 3:47:11 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    A Blog to Watch ^ | AUGUST 8, 2015 | BY ARIEL ADAMS
    The Apple Watch Edition is Apple's 18k gold version of the Apple Watch, and I had an interesting opportunity to wear one for review, think a whole lot about it, and then take it to the heart of Swiss watchmaking country to see what the locals felt about it.I’ve written a lot about the Apple Watch because, frankly, I think there is a lot to say. This product is a mixture of luxury watch universe elements and wearable technology concepts. Together, this makes for a unique item that also happens to have a unique wearing experience. My goal is to...
  • Confederate flags placed around King Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church ["Terror"]

    07/30/2015 9:48:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ....Confederate flags were found around the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday morning. According to Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Shanan Jones, police and Homeland Security are working to remove the flags..... four small flags were found laying on the property.
  • Police release more video of Sandra Bland in jail to dispel rumours

    07/29/2015 3:33:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    CTV ^ | 7/29/15 | Michael Graczyk
    Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumours that she was dead before arriving. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said Tuesday that such conspiracy theories - including one that Bland's mug shot was taken after her death - have prompted death threats against county officials.
  • The Not-so-Obvious Design Feature of Apple Watch That Everyone is Missing

    07/11/2015 6:00:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | July 10, 2015 | by John Martellaro
    When a revolutionary new product is launched, the first instinct is to understand it by relating its most obvious features to what we already know. In time, it becomes apparent that the analogies we formed, to understand the device, failed to properly inform us of the new way of doing things invited by the product._______________________Source: Apple _______________________ Nowhere is this more obvious than with the Apple Watch. To understand it as a wristwatch that has some fancy features is to miss the relationship it has with the iPhone. The proper, elegant partitioning of tasks is one key area that is...
  • Apple Watch 'collapsing sales' report actually shows Apple is crushing smartwatch sector

    07/08/2015 8:21:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | July 08, 2015 | Daniel Eran Dilger
    Widely publicized study data reported by clickbait sites as evidence that Apple Watch sales have "plunged" and "are tanking" actually shows something completely different: that Apple has launched the most successful smartwatch product by a vast margin. Apple hasn't yet given any figures on Apple Watch sales (after noting last year that it would not be publishing unit sales of the new device in its quarterly earnings reports), but Slice Intelligence compiled some questionable figures from "e-receipt" data it gleaned from a large group of consumers who volunteer to share their purchasing information. Slice obtains much of its consumer data...
  • Stephen A. Smith makes sexist joke about Women's World Cup goal

    06/13/2015 5:24:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 6/12/15 | Jordan Greer
    While making an appearance on "SportsCenter," ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith decided to chime in on a Women's World Cup highlight. Then he said something really dumb. Shocking, I know. Smith joked German players allowed Norway to score a goal because "they might not have wanted to mess their hair up."
  • Michael Sam away from CFL team for 'personal reasons'

    06/12/2015 7:46:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/12/15
    Michael Sam's CFL career has hit a snag. The Alouettes released a statement regarding Sam Friday evening: "The Montreal Alouettes organization would like to clarify the situation surrounding international defensive end Michael Sam. Friday morning, Michael asked the team a special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons. "With all due respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential. "The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam's decision and rally around him to offer him all time and support needed. The team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come...
  • MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote address

    06/08/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address today, June 8th, at 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT. Apple today will stream the company’s WWDC Keynote live via Safari browser and Apple TV. Live streaming video requires Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. The big event starts today at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT here: http://www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event/. Open it in one browser...
  • Subway Is Dropping Artificial Ingredients

    06/05/2015 6:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Time ^ | 6/4/15 | victor luckerson
    <p>SUBSCRIBE NEWSLETTERS FEEDBACK PRIVACY POLICY YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS TERMS OF USE AD CHOICES Ad Choices RSS TIME APPS TIME FOR KIDS ADVERTISING REPRINTS AND PERMISSIONS SITE MAP HELP CUSTOMER SERVICE © 2015 TIME INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.</p> <p>Subway is joining the growing list of companies that plan to drop artificial ingredients from their menu items. The sandwich chain plans to remove artificial flavors, colors and preservatives from its food in North America by 2017, according to the Associated Press.</p>
  • Shelton superintendent addresses concerns after students create petition against prom dress code

    05/12/2015 5:30:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Fox Connecticut ^ | 5/11/15 | Marcus Haran, et al
    .....Shelton High School students were shocked and upset with what they heard in school on Friday. In an announcement over the school’s PA system, students were told that prom dresses with slits, open backs and revealing low cuts would not be allowed at this weekend’s junior/senior prom. Shelton’s high school headmaster Beth Smith is threatening to turn students away at the door, though students say Smith encouraged them to show her a photo of the dress they were planning to wear so that she could approve it or deny it. “I’m not showing her because I know it will be...
  • Boyz II Men co-founder launches campaign to help homeless Capitol worker

    05/04/2015 6:08:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/27/15 | Dana Bash
    ...After seeing CNN's story Friday on Charles Gladden -- a man who works in the Senate cafeteria but lives on the streets -- Nathan Morris, the co-founder of musical group Boyz II Men, started an online call to arms to help. Using a crowd-funding site "Go Fund Me," Morris urged people to make a donation to help Gladden find housing.... ...Gladden, 63, makes about $11 an hour, and takes home about $360 a week. But he said he gives a lot of it to his children and grandchildren, who have their own financial troubles. "I take care of them," he...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • #BringBackOurGirls: Boko Haram Terror Unabated Year After Chibok Kidnappings [#Obamafail]

    04/14/2015 4:19:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC ^ | 4/14/15 | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD AND ALEXANDER SMITH
    It was supposed to be a turning point in the bloody war against Boko Haram. The mass kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from the Nigerian town of Chibok touched off a tsunami of global outrage. But exactly one year after the likes of Michelle Obama, Rihanna and Ellen DeGeneres helped #BringBackOurGirls become an international rallying cry and call to arms, Hauwa Biu does not feel any safer.
  • About that Measles Hype

    03/03/2015 11:33:55 AM PST · by Morpheus2009 · 21 replies
    Tony Stiles ^ | February 4, 2015 | Sal Traina
    The measles "outbreak" in Disney infected 67 people. There are 97 confirmed measles cases right now. Over 40,000 people visit Disney EVERY DAY. California has a population of over 30 million people. Do you really call that an outbreak? No. Do people not yet realize how the state-run mainstream media overhypes everything? Also, take in this fact...close to 10% of those infected already had their vaccines. Since 1995, an average of 1 measles-related death per year has been reported. Let’s dive deeper into this recent "outbreak" and sort out some facts that the government's propaganda service won't report. Dr. Anne...
  • Weston teacher faces discipline over alleged slur of Muslim student [CAIR pumps victimhood]

    03/03/2015 4:52:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3/3/15 | Feltgen
    A Cypress Bay High School French teacher could lose her job after allegedly calling a Muslim student a “rag-head Taliban.” ....“I shield my son from every hate I can. I am very careful and pay attention to that sort of thing, so I sat him down and explained” about the ultraconservative political and religious faction.... “Her apology was robotic and empty and rehearsed,” he said. “She said it was an innocent joke and then started rolling her eyes and was huffing and puffing when I asked her questions. “She, as a teacher, has a responsibility. Look, as a Middle-Eastern man,...
  • In Chapel Hill Shooting of 3 Muslims, a Question of Motive

    02/12/2015 5:42:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 2/12/15
    .... two women called 911 to report multiple gunshots and screams...near the University of North Carolina.... ... three people were dead...Muslims of Arab descent... The victims’ families described it as a hate crime. The police said that the shooting appeared to have been motivated by “an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking,”.... In the afternoon, Ripley Rand, the United States attorney for the region, said the shooting appeared to have been “an isolated incident” and “not part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.”
  • The Myth of Jon Stewart’s ‘Millennial’ Following

    02/11/2015 2:37:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/11/15 | ETHAN EPSTEIN
    As a “millennial” (roughly speaking, someone between the ages of 18 and 29), I’ve grown used to being tarred with fallacious accusations... Today’s meme is that we millennials are utterly devastated by Jon Stewart’s announcement that he will be leaving The Daily Show next year. “What Walter Cronkite was to an earlier generation...Stewart has been to millennials,” [says] the Boston Globe. Stewart has “hordes of millennial fans,” reports CNN....Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, “Jon Stewart leaving the Daily Show is the equivalent of the Beatles breaking up.” ....let’s back up and see whether there exists any data to back up [these...
  • Frustrated movie critics want MORE sex in Fifty Shades of Grey as flaccid flick [truncated]

    02/11/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran and Olivia Foster
    It may have been touted as the steamiest thing in Hollywood - but movie critics rounded on Fifty Shades of Grey for being too light on the sex. In a barrage of reviews published on Tuesday night, most of those who sat down with the raunchy adaptation ahead of its 13 February release date lamented its 'run-of-the-mill' lovemaking. One critic pointed out that sex only makes up 15 minutes of the two-hour runtime. Another pointed out that there are no visible genitals, no orgasms - and not that much nudity.
  • IGGY AZALEA DECLARES WAR ON PAPA JOHN’S FOR ALLEGEDLY DISTRIBUTING HER PHONE NUMBER

    02/09/2015 6:56:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/9/15 | Marlow Stern
    ....the 24-year-old apparently decided to order some Papa John’s (Editor’s Note: Their butter dipping sauce and chicken tenders are divine). Then things got ugly. According to Azalea, Papa John’s was her “favorite pizza” until one of their drivers took it upon him/herself to distribute her number to their family members. Naturally, she took to Twitter to voice her frustrations to her 4.2 million followers in 140 characters or less: . @PapaJohns was my favorite pizza but the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members.
  • 26th GLAAD Media Awards: Complete List of Nominees [Homosexual Award Show?!]

    01/22/2015 7:13:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | 1/21/15 | Michael Rothman
    Award season is in full swing and the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, celebrating and recognizing "media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives," were announced this morning.
  • Manufacturing Renaissance Hype: Questionable Manufacturing Revival

    01/19/2015 2:42:11 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 17 replies
    Barron's (subscription) ^ | January 17, 2015 | Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal
    All the talk we hear about a manufacturing renaissance in the U.S. is just that — all talk. That's the conclusion of a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation entitled "The Myth of America's Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing." As Adams Nager, an economic research assistant at the foundation and a co-author of the report, says, "A lot of what's in the news [about a revival] is based on anecdotes; there's very little real data." A look at job and factory numbers between 2007 and 2013 should put to rest any thoughts about a...
  • Salt May Not Be a Demon After All

    01/19/2015 9:53:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 130 replies
    Med Page Today ^ | 1/19/15 | Sarah Wickline Wallan
    Increased sodium intake was not associated with higher risk of mortality over the course of 10 years in Medicare patients, Andreas P. Kalogeropoulos, MD, MPH, PhD, of Emory University, and colleagues reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. "There's been a lot of controversy recently about the appropriate dietary sodium intake," Scott Hummel, MD, of the University of Michigan, said in an interview. "Low sodium content in the diet might increase the levels of aldosterone and catecholamines and other so-called neurohormones that might contribute to cardiovascular damage."
  • Eight years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone and changed the world again — Video at Link

    01/10/2015 6:52:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2015
    “Eight years ago, on January 9, 2007 to be exact, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to introduce the first iPhone. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” Jobs proclaimed. Jobs wasn’t overstating the impact of his announcement. The iPhone, like the Mac and iPod, redefined the category. It was the world’s first modern smartphone and it became the template for wannabes the world over. The smartphone revolution started by the iPhone has put a powerful computer into the hands of billions of people worldwide. Steve Jobs’ iPhone unveiling...
  • From this day forward, same-sex weddings expected to boost Florida economy

    01/03/2015 3:57:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Fox Tampa ^ | 1/2/15
    The rush to get married matches the rush for businesses to cash in on tourists. "It's a gold rush," said Santiago Corrado of Visit Tampa Bay. "We have the weather, a mix of history, of art, of culture, the beaches are nearby, you've got theme parks." Out-of-town same sex couples were once shunned by the state's 2008, voter-approved anti-gay marriage amendment. Now they're being coveted by businesses and tourism leaders. "You could get married at the aquarium, you could get married at the yacht starship, you could get married at any of our great parks," said Corrada.
  • Parents of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin Appear at Florida Prayer Vigil

    11/29/2014 4:07:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    mediaite. ^ | 11/28/14
    The Gospel Explosion Concert in Miami Gardens today held a vigil for Michael Brown that was attended by not just the parents of the slain Ferguson teen, but the parents of Trayvon Martin, whose son’s death also stirred a national conversation about race and the police. The rapper Flo Rida hosted the annual event, which featured appearances by a number of famous artists.....
  • Exclusive: Women Turned Out for Hillary in the Midterms

    11/12/2014 2:10:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 11/10/14 | Jay Newton-Small
    Clinton's appearances on the campaign trail gave discernable bumps in female support to various Democrats, according to an analysis by Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary group.... ....The group, linked to Democratic Super PAC American Bridge, compiled polling data that shows Clinton delivered discernible bumps in female support to most of the candidates for whom she appeared or stumped, according to an analysis obtained exclusively by TIME.....
  • FIU Police: Look Out For Cyclist Grabbing Female Buttocks

    09/24/2014 2:28:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/23/14
    Florida International University students are watching their backs, literally. An email alerted students to a man on a bike grabbing female’s buttocks.
  • ISIS threat to U.S. mostly hype

    09/06/2014 9:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | updated 11:02 AM EDT, Fri September 5, 2014 | By Peter Bergen and David Sterman
    <p>ISIS has Americans worried. Two-thirds of those surveyed in a recent Pew Research poll said they consider the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria to be a "major threat" to this country. But are such fears really justified?</p> <p>Despite the impression you may have had from listening to U.S. officials in recent weeks, the answer is probably not really.</p>
  • Weekend toll climbs as at least a dozen shot across city Sunday [One day in Chicago!]

    08/25/2014 2:15:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/25/14 | Adam Sege
    ....a dozen people have been shot across Chicago since Sunday afternoon, according to authorities...
  • Naacp: Michael Brown Shooting 'Front And Center' At The United Nations

    08/14/2014 3:26:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/14/14 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday. “This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call.
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Drop to Lowest Level Since 2006

    07/24/2014 6:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7/24/14 | SARAH PORTLOCK and ERIC MORATH
    New applications for unemployment benefits plunged last week, reaching an eight-and-a-half-year low and suggesting increasing strength in the labor market. Initial claims for jobless aid, a proxy for layoffs, fell by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 in the week ended July 19...
  • USA World Cup 2014 fever shows popularity of soccer is growing

    06/20/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 128 replies
    telegraph ^ | 6/16/14 | J Law
    The US has brought more fans to Brazil than any other country and this may be a genuine tipping point.... A recent ESPN poll found that among Americans aged 12-17, football was now neck and neck with baseball in terms of popularity, and well ahead of ice hockey. A Washington Times survey found that almost a third of Americans planned to watch at least some of the tournament. The New York Times has splashed the World Cup over its front page several times in recent weeks. Beneath the surface, the last four years have seen the emergence of magazines such...
  • Buzz growing for Obama's visit at West Point graduation

    05/28/2014 4:21:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Times Herald ^ | 5/28/14
    ....Obama is coming to West Point Wednesday to give the graduation address.... ...excitement over West Point graduation tends to focus more on the cadets than on the speaker...
  • HILLARY CLINTON: Book is not for 'followers of Washington's long-running soap opera'

    05/27/2014 11:24:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    politico playbook ^ | 5/27/14 | Mike Allen
    EXCLUSIVE: The initial printing of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Hard Choices,” out June 10 from Simon & Schuster, was 1 million books – and sold out after the publisher’s unconventional “reveal” of giving Vogue a Mother’s Day excerpt. That’s a real spike, and the figure doesn’t include retail preorders: Bookstores and other retailers ordered 1 million for further sale to the public -- a seal of approval from the booksellers that people will want to read the book.
  • Town upset police official used N-word for Obama

    05/15/2014 4:55:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    yahoo/ap ^ | 5/15/14 | LYNNE TUOHY
    Some residents of a predominantly white New Hampshire town are upset with racist remarks a police commissioner made... Resident Jane O'Toole said she overheard Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland use a racial slur in describing Obama. ...Commission Chairman Joseph Balboni Jr. told the Concord Monitor he doesn't plan to ask Copeland to resign. He said, "He's (Copeland) worked with a lot of blacks in his life. ... He said some harsh words about Mr. Obama, and here we are. This woman, she's blowing it all out of proportion."
  • Cause of death released in teen shot by police with Taser

    03/07/2014 2:34:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/7/14
    Medical Examiner: Sudden cardiac arrest of Israel Hernandez-Llach was 'accidental'
  • Michelle Obama expected to visit Miami clinic this week [Promoting OBAMACARE this time]

    03/05/2014 2:20:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/4/14 | Amanda Batchelor
    For the second time in as many weeks, first lady Michelle Obama will make a stop in South Florida this week. Obama will visit a health center in Miami on Wednesday afternoon to highlight the work of hospitals and what they're doing to educate their patients about the Affordable Care Act and how they can get insurance.
  • Michelle Obama to appear on "Parks and Recreation"

    02/28/2014 7:01:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/27/14 | Jessica Derschowitz
    ...Michelle Obama is going to make an appearance on the season finale of "Parks and Recreation," NBC announced Thursday....
  • Try Not to Chuckle While Watching the New Obama-Biden Workout Video

    02/28/2014 6:53:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Blaze ^ | 2/28/14 | Liz Klimas
    ...Watch as Barack Obama and Joe Biden take a jog around the White House in neckties and rolled-up sleeves to show “how they move” as part of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign....
  • Michelle Obama and Amy Poehler Played Mini-Golf With Kids Together

    02/26/2014 1:52:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 2/25/14 | Rebecca Rose
    There is nothing better than having First Lady Michelle Obama at an event—except when she's joined by Amy Poehler. Obama marked four years of her "Let's Move!" youth health campaign with a visit to Miami where she announced a new initiative by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Recreation and Park Association. According to NBC Miami, the organizations are joining with her "Let's Move!" program, pledging to serve more fruits and vegetables at after-school programs help kids exercise and get more physical activity.
  • BREAKING: Red Hot Chili Peppers: We Faked Our Super Bowl Performance

    02/05/2014 4:25:30 AM PST · by McGruff · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2014
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers decided long ago they were never going to mime a live performance. The band made an exception for the NFL, it turns out. The group’s bassist, Flea, said in a letter to fans posted on the group’s website Tuesday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members pretended to play along to a pre-taped track of “Give It Away” during the Super Bowl halftime show as Anthony Kiedis sang live. The request came from NFL officials who felt it was too difficult to pull off a completely live performance because of potential sound issues.
  • Beyonce and Kelly Rowland Join Fans at Karaoke Bar

    01/09/2014 5:55:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland teamed up to surprise fans at a karaoke bar. The two singers surprisingly visited three lucky fans who were at Sing Sing Karaoke in Miami on Wednesday, January 8. At that time, Beyonce and Kelly heard the three women singing Beyonce's "Party" from another room.
  • The [#BS]Files: Christina Aguilera feeds war-torn Rwanda

    12/30/2013 5:10:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    africascountry.com ^ | Natacha Nsabimana
    Christina Aguilera, ambassador for World Food Program (WFP), recently went to “war-torn Rwanda” People Magazine tells us. Well thankfully she made it back home safe. War is not an easy thing. Although, I’m not sure exactly which war People Magazine is referring to – last I checked, the civil war and genocide in Rwanda ended twenty years ago. Well, Rwanda has other problems and its government is implicated in violence in neighboring DRC, but it is not war-torn. Also, Rwanda is an entire country. Where in Rwanda was Aguilera? [video] The song the children are singing in the video is...
  • Discounts push holiday sales up

    12/27/2013 3:51:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 12/27/13 | Lindsey Rupp
    U.S. retail sales rose 3.5 percent during the holiday season this year, helped by deep discounts at malls and purchases of children’s apparel and jewelry, MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse said. Sales of holiday-related categories, such as clothing, electronics and luxury goods, rose 2.3 percent from Nov. 1 through Dec. 24 compared with a year earlier, the research firm said Thursday. SpendingPulse tracks total U.S. sales at stores and online via all payment forms. Falling store traffic in recent weeks and uneven demand, especially for apparel, spurred chains to risk earnings by pouring on the discounts to generate sales. Retailers including Gap...