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  • This Version of Super Mario Turns Him Into a Syrian Refugee Attempting to Get Past Border Agents

    10/15/2015 12:24:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    This version of Super Mario turns him into a Syrian refugee attempting to get past rickety boats and border agents Mario, of Nintendo's Super Mario franchise, had to navigate treacherous turtles and evil mushrooms before getting to the next level (and the damsel in distress) in the famous video game. This version, however, is a little different. Instead of turtles there are border agents and the chasms have been replaced by treacherous water passages. Winning, in this version, doesn't mean reaching the princess: Instead, it's just about managing to get to a refugee camp. Created by Samir Al Mufti, a...
  • 'Mario Kart 8' Is Fastest-Selling Game On Wii U, Drives Console Sales

    06/02/2014 1:57:59 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06-02-2014 | Dave Thier
    Here’s some good news from the venerable, if beleaguered, house of Nintendo : Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8 sold 1.2 million units over the course of its first weekend, making it the best-selling game on the strange little console so far. At Forbes, reviewer Andy Robertson had nothing but good things to say about it, calling it a “Golden Bullet” and awarding it a rare 10/10 score. From his perspective, this fresh take on an old fan favorite represents Nintendo’s best chance at reversing the Wii U’s fortunes. “The early response to Mario Kart 8 demonstrates that the best...
  • Euro 2012: Mario Balotelli blows away his bad boy image with a simple hug

    06/29/2012 11:46:04 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2012 | Jason Burt
    The image of the night in Warsaw on Thursday wasn’t Mario Balotelli ripping off his shirt and, despite his best efforts, failing to keep an ice-cool straight face after he scored the goal of the tournament to take Italy into the final of Euro 2012. It was following the referee’s final whistle. And it involved Balotelli again — of course — as he buried himself deep into the hug of his adoptive mother, Silvia, her face creased in emotion as he whispered that the two goals to defeat Germany were dedicated to her.
  • Mario Batali Faces Banking Industry Boycott After Hitler Remark

    11/10/2011 6:01:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies ^ | Nov.10, 2011 | Claire Shefchik
    Mario Batali faces a boycott from his restaurants' well-heeled clientele after comments he made about the banking industry Tuesday during a panel discussion. "The ways the bankers have kind of toppled the way money is distributed and taken most of it into their hands is as good as Stalin or Hitler and the evil guys," Batali, 51, said while sitting on a panel concerning Time Magazine's Person of the Year. reposted the remarks, and angry patrons began posting negative reviews of the celebrity chef's restaurants, including Babbo and Del Posto, on the Bloomberg restaurant site, a go-to source for...
  • Police called after bar patron smashes portrait of 'Saved by the Bell' star

    01/13/2011 3:40:58 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 12 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | January 13, 2011 | Steve Schmadeke
    Police called after bar patron smashes portrait of 'Saved by the Bell' star Thursday, January 13, 2011 02:30 AM By Steve Schmadeke Chicago Tribune The patron reportedly told the bar's owner, "I just don't like Slater." CHICAGO—What would Mr. Belding say? Police were called last week to Mullets Sports Bar & Restaurant in Homer Glen, Ill., to deal with an angry customer who allegedly shattered a framed photo of A.C. Slater, a fictional, mullet-wearing jock played by Mario Lopez in the 1990s television series Saved by the Bell.
  • Kerchner v Obama DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 23, 2010 (re: Barry's eligibility)

    11/08/2010 12:57:34 PM PST · by rxsid · 195 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11/08/2010 | SCOTUS
    No. 10-446 Title: Charles Kerchner, Jr., et al., Petitioners v. Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, et al. Docketed: October 4, 2010 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Case Nos.: (09-4209) Decision Date: July 2, 2010 ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sep 30 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 3, 2010) Nov 3 2010 Waiver of right of respondents Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, et al. to respond filed. Nov 3 2010 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Western Center for Journalism.Nov 8...
  • Respondents Waive Right to Respond..Petition-Writ of etal v Obama etal

    11/06/2010 2:43:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 45 replies
    Full title Respondents Waive the Right to Respond to the Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court for the Kerchner et al v Obama et al Lawsuit ### There is new activity on the U.S. Supreme Court Docket today with an effective date on the docket of 3 Nov 2010. Document HERE.1. The Respondents named in our Petition have waived their right to respond. 2. The Western Center of Journalism has filed a motion for leave to file an Amicus Curiae Brief in support of our petition. To read the Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court filed...
  • Federal Judge Says Obama Lawsuit "Raises Significant Issues" (Challenging Eligibility)

    06/26/2009 5:30:33 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 35 replies · 2,268+ views
    Sonoran News ^ | June 24, 2009 | Linda Bentley
    "A Himalayan Mountain of contradictory evidence" CAMDEN, N.J. – Despite Attorney Mario Apuzzo’s objection to additional time being granted for defendants to respond to the complaint filed on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner questioning President Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility, U.S. District Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider, for the District of New Jersey, granted an extension until no later than June 29. However, while Schneider noted the defendants’ failure to respond in a timely manner was not caused by neglect, he also stated, “Plaintiffs’ complaint raises significant issues necessitating that the named defendants engage competent counsel to represent their interests. Given the...
  • Penguins Will Get What They Want, But Not At Desired Price

    12/21/2006 7:27:47 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 18 replies · 545+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | December 21, 2006 | Gene Collier
    You didn't have to believe in omens to find it a bit odd that on the subway ride toward Mellon Arena yesterday, "I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas" seemed to be squawking in a continuous loop. This was right at the top of zero hour, when the long-awaited, viciously anticipated casino licensing issue would finally be decided. Twenty minutes later, the Penguins had begun practice on the NHL's oldest living hockey pond, and at precisely 11:27 a.m., the franchise learned it was indeed getting nothing for Christmas. Oh yeah, mommy and daddy are mad, the NHL is mad, even the Rooneys...
  • The teachers unions are mad at me

    03/08/2006 4:32:16 AM PST · by beaureguard · 91 replies · 2,748+ views ^ | Mar 8, 2006 | John Stossel
    Teachers unions are mad at me. The New York State United Teachers demands I apologize for my "gutter level" journalism, "an irresponsible assault on public school students and teachers." This is because I hosted an ABC News TV special titled "Stupid in America," which pointed out: -- American fourth graders do well on international tests, but by high school, Americans have fallen behind kids in most other countries. -- The constant refrain that "public schools need more money" is nonsense. Many countries that spend significantly less on education do better than we do. School spending in America (adjusted for inflation)...
  • Episcopal organization Integrity must face scientific facts about sexuality

    07/12/2005 12:43:30 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 510+ views
    VirtueOnline-News ^ | 7/12/2005 | David Virtue
    Integrity, the Episcopal Church's official organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians is finding itself increasingly marginalized by newer scientific studies that show that sexuality preferences can not only be changed, but some sexual orientations might actually be fraudulent. Since the founding of the organization by Dr. Louie Crew in rural Georgia in 1974, Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church and for equal access to its rites, says the promo at its website. Inclusion has been the mantra of Integrity, with 'come as you are stay...

    03/29/2004 12:59:40 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 376+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/29/04 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    <p>March 29, 2004 -- WATCH out, John Edwards. Be careful, Dick Gephardt. And be wary, Bob Graham. Your hopes of becoming John Kerry's running mate may soon be challenged by a new entry.</p> <p>Former Gov. Mario Cuomo, who almost ran for president in 1992, could emerge as yet another candidate for vice president, The Post has learned.</p>