Friday, February 28, 2014

Before You Judge Me

US Spent More On Defense Than Countries With Next 10 Highest Budgets Combined

Budget cuts and troop reductions are on tap for the U.S. military—if Congress give its approval. But the U.S. will still spend billions of dollars on its armed forces in the years to come, even with the proposed cutbacks.
The U.S. spent more than $600 billion on its military in 2012, according to the latest figures available from the Office of Management and Budget. Here's a look at where the money went.
The $682 billion spent by the U.S. in 2012 was more than the combined military spending of China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, India, Germany, Italy and Brazil—which spent a total of $652 billion, according to the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database.

The Seven Most Common Lies About Abortion. 'They Tell Us Those Shit'

Chances are, you know someone who has had an abortion. Statistically, it's a near-certainty: In the U.S., one in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45. But despite how incredibly common abortion is, it remains mired in stigma and misinformation. Much of what we may think we know about this subject is actually outright lies told by abortion opponents to dissuade women out of seeking safe and legal abortion care.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which are fake clinics run by opponents of abortion, are well-known for lying to clients in order to convince them not to seek abortion care. But the lies told within the walls of CPCs aren't just contained there; they are part and parcel of the anti-abortion movement in the U.S. For a movement that so fervently claims that "truth is on our side," they seem perfectly willing to proliferate blatant lies about abortion. Here are a select few of the most common and pervasive of those lies.
1. "Abortion Causes Breast Cancer."
This lie about abortion is one of the most widely circulated. It's commonly cited by abortion opponents and CPC employees as a means of scaring patients out of choosing abortion. Unfortunately for them, the link between abortion and breast cancer simply isn't corroborated by any current, reliable medical evidence.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Just Keep Moving- Martin Luther King

21st Century Top Relationship Killers

Do you agree with these relationship killers?

Ugandan Tabloid Exposes Names of 200 Prominent Homosexual​s

Just a day after the Ugandan President signed the anti-gay bill into law, a newspaper in the country The Red Pepper newspaper today published 200 names of prominent gay men and women in Uganda. Amongst those listed includes a catholic priest, a rap artiste as well as a prominent gay rights activist, Pepe Julien Onziema.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Samsung Galaxy S5

Check Out The New Samsung Galaxy S5


Randy Orton Retains His WWE World Heavyweight Champion In An Elimination Chamber War

WWE World Heavyweigh​t Champion Randy Orton def. Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Sheamus, Cesaro & Christian in an Eliminatio​n Chamber Match. Four losses in three weeks, five opponents with one common goal, and no escape in sight in a match with zero wins to his name? Randy Orton’s got this.
Despite five Superstars looking to rearrange The Face of WWE into an unrecognizable mush, Orton retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship inside the Elimination Chamber Sunday night – though he certainly has Kane and The Wyatt Family to thank, in part, for hand-delivering him a pair of get-out-of-jail-free cards inside Satan’s Prison.

Lessons From My Father: Improve Your Argument Son

5 Surefire Signs Someone You Care About Is A Narcissist


At middle age, we all face the fact that our place in the world is evolving as we get older and our bodies and faces change. Narcissists are confronted with the decline of their sense of importance in the world and the fading of their good looks in a way that can be particularly devastating to them. There may be a frantic grasp at staying young by narcissists who have lived their lives trading on their physical appearance to be relevant and noticed. It happens on blogs and in the media as (more often than not) women try to keep the attention they've always craved through plastic surgery, overt sexuality, provocative words and images and more. In some cases, it's not sexy at all - it's sad and desperate.
According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissism is:
...characterized by dramatic, emotional behavior, which is in the same category as antisocial and borderline personality disorders.
Some of the symptoms of narcissism include:

Eye Sex, Another One Of Those Countless Tools Women Have At Their Disposal To Hypnotize Men. Check Out These GIFs

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History of Black Canadian Veterans From First World War To Post War Years

Pre-First World War

Victoria Rifles standing at attention
The tradition of military service by Black Canadians goes back long before Confederation. Indeed, many Black Canadians can trace their family roots to Loyalists who emigrated North in the 1780s after the American Revolutionary War. American slaves had been offered freedom and land if they agreed to fight in the British cause and thousands seized this opportunity to build a new life in British North America.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Online Dating Doesn’t Just Save You Time, It Saves You at Least $6,400


Meeting someone online leads to courtships that are thousands of dollars cheaper than meeting and wooing somebody the traditional way, reports Business Insider. Couples that meet online tend to marry after a shorter time than couples who meet in real life

According to market strategists at New York City–based ConvergEx Group, the average dating period in a run-up to a marriage for a couple that met in real life hovers around the 42-month mark.

New York Freedom Trail In Pictures


Judi Dench Can No Longer Read Due To Blindness! But Her Fearless Courage Will Empower You!

It's so sad to hear that Dame Judi Dench's macular degeneration has progressed this far. She can officially no long read scripts — or menus in restaurants — but the worst of it is that she can't really watch movies anymore either. BUT, at 79, with 95 award nominations in her career, she STILL isn't ready to retire!

In fact, her powerful words bring tears to our eyes! She said:

"I never want to make much of it, but it is difficult – very, very difficult. I can't read any more. I can't paint like I used to. I try to watch movies, but it's quite difficult. But these are all of the negatives. I don't want to really think about all that. What I can do, I do. And I somehow get by."

What Beauty Without Intelligence Looks Like

Saving Ukraine As Country Faces Dire Need for Economic Help

Ukrainians in Kiev on Monday lit candles and placed flowers in memory of antigovernment demonstrators who were killed last week in clashes with the police. Credit Uriel Sinai for The New York Times
With a manhunt underway for the deposed Ukrainian president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, who was charged on Monday with mass murder, officials in Parliament pushed ahead with the monumental task of rebuilding the collapsed government. The country’s most pressing problem, however, is largely out of their control: a fast-approaching economic disaster that they cannot solve without international assistance.

The new speaker, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, admitted as much, warning in an open letter to the Ukrainian people on Sunday that “Ukraine is now in a pre-default condition and sliding into the abyss.”

What Could Have Possibly Gone Wrong, Canadian Heartthrobs Robin Thicke and Paula Patton Separate After 20 Years Together

After more than 20 years as a couple, Paula Patton and Robin Thicke have decided to go their separate ways. The two announced the news today and released the following statement, "We will always love each other and be best friends; however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."
And while the famous duo has been in the public eye for several years now, few Hollywood couples have been together for as long as they have. Thicke and Patton met in 1993 when they were just teenagers in high school, when Thicke was only 14 years old, and they have been inseparable ever since.

CNN Axe Piers Morgan Tonight After A Crash In Ratings

Piers Morgan, shown in 2011, is British and struggled to connect with American viewers. The ratings for his live program suffered. Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times
There have been times when the CNN host Piers Morgan didn’t seem to like America very much — and American audiences have been more than willing to return the favor. Three years after taking over for Larry King, Mr. Morgan has seen the ratings for “Piers Morgan Live” hit some new lows, drawing a fraction of viewers compared with competitors at Fox News and MSNBC.

It’s been an unhappy collision between a British television personality who refuses to assimilate — the only football he cares about is round and his lectures on guns were rife with contempt — and a CNN audience that is intrinsically provincial. After all, the people who tune into a cable news network are, by their nature, deeply interested in America.

President Succumbs To Pressure As Uganda’s Signs Antigay Bill

Brushing aside Western threats and outrage, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda significantly strengthened Africa’s antigay movement on Monday, signing into law a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases, according to government officials.

The move came weeks after Mr. Museveni’s Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, took similar steps in his own country, threatening offenders with 14-year prison terms. The Ugandan law seemed even tougher, threatening life terms on charges including “aggravated homosexuality,” meaning homosexual acts with a minor, a disabled person or someone infected with H.I.V.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Turns 90, And Still Not Retiring After 34 Years Of Rule

Zimbabwe's longest serving president, Robert Mugabe turned 90 today and in his address to his party faithfuls, said he's not ready to vacate the president's seat yet  "When the day comes and I retire, yes, sure, the day will come, but I do not want to leave my party in tatters. I want to leave it intact".

Mugabe has said that he would leave when he is 94years old, that would be in 2018, after completing his current tenure which he was elected for last year.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pastor of World's Largest Church Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Embezzlement. This Is Truly The End

The Rev. Cho Yong-gi, founder and pastor emeritus of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, one of the largest Pentecostal churches in the world, has been sentenced to three years in prison for embezzling church funds.
Cho was found guilty of causing $12 million in losses to the church by having officials in 2002 buy stocks owned by his eldest son, Cho Hee-jun, at four times the market value, Yonhap reported on Thursday.
The 78-year-old pastor, who founded the church in 1958, will also have to pay about $4.6 million in fines. The junior Cho will also be serving a three-year prison term for colluding with his father, the Seoul Central District Court ruled.

US Household Debt Reaches $12Trillion

Whats That? Facebook Acquisition Of Whatsapp With Less Than 60 Staff Yet Worth More Than Companies With 145,000 Employees.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Man Utd Revenue Up Despite Struggles

Manchester United's new manager David Moyes poses for photographers beside the club crest at Old Trafford.
David Moyes gave his first media conference as manager last July

    The Red Devils see record revenues in the last six months despite an admission of "disappointing" on-field performances

Manchester United has recorded record revenues for the second half of 2013, despite the club admitting a "disappointing" on-field performance.
Total revenue before expenses was up 18.8% to £221.4m, compared to the same period in 2012.
Vice chairman Ed Woodward said: "We once again achieved a record revenue quarter with strong contributions from our commercial and broadcasting businesses despite the current league position, which everyone from the team manager down has acknowledged is disappointing."

Friday, February 21, 2014

Europe Car Sales Rose After Years Of Recession

Is That So? Media Freedom Declined Around the World in 2013

Armed conflicts are part of the explanation of declining media freedom in several countries around the world
The 2013 World Press Freedom Index from Reporters Without Borders shows declines in media freedom in all parts of the world, with the United States, Guatemala, Central African Republic and Malaysia among the countries that have taken the biggest drops on the annual list.

Patience Can Be Hard Sometimes

Canada Beats U.S. In Men's Hockey To Advance To Final Showdown With Sweden

David Backes of the United States challenges Patrice Bergeron of Canada for the puck during the men's hockey semifinal. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
Team Canada will have a chance to defend its Olympic gold men's hockey after advancing to the final with a 1-0 win over the U.S. Friday in Sochi. Canada faces Sweden in the gold medal game on Sunday, while the U.S. will play Finland for bronze on Saturday.

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament.

Highest Countries With Most Medals In One Sport At The Olympic Winter Games Since 1992

Samsung Aggresively Opening More Stores in Europe To Fend Off Competition From Apple

Top 10 Famous Quotes From Martin Luther King, Jr.

The quotes come from public speeches given by King, a letter, and one of his books. Each section contains a link to the original source.
10 famous quotes
1. “We are not wrong, we are not wrong in what we are doing. If we are wrong, the Supreme Court of this nation is wrong. If we are wrong, the Constitution of the United States is wrong. And if we are wrong, God Almighty is wrong. If we are wrong, Jesus of Nazareth was merely a utopian dreamer that never came down to Earth. If we are wrong, justice is a lie, love has no meaning. And we are determined here in Montgomery to work and fight until justice runs down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream.”
2. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
3. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.”

Tom Ford Debuts Jay Z-inspired Dresses at London Fashion Week

Last year during his Magna Carter World Tour, Jay Z started rocking a Black Boy Place football jersey inspired by his “Tom Ford” lyrics. Tom Ford, the number 61, and Molly was struck through on the back of the shirt.

Jailed Husband of Self-Professed Serial Killer of 22 People Still Crazily in Love With Her

Miranda Barbour told a reporter she'd killed at least 22 people in several states over the past six year
Elytte Barbour said Wednesday that his teenage bride's assertion she'd killed more than 22 people -- including one allegedly with him -- hasn't changed the way he feels about her.
"I still love her," Barbour said.

Barbour talked exclusively with CNN from a secure line at the Columbia County Prison in central Pennsylvania, where he's awaiting trial -- along with his 19-year-old wife, Miranda Barbour -- after police alleged the couple lured a man using a Craigslist ad, strangled and stabbed him 20 times, then dumped his body.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Canada Wins Favourite Olympic Gold

Canada captured a historic fourth Olympic gold medal in women's hockey Thursday with a 3-2 overtime win over the United States in a thrilling championship final. The only other women's team to win more consecutive Olympic gold is the U.S. in women's basketball with five in a row from 1996 to 2012.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored the winner on a power play at 8:10 of overtime for her second of the game. She had tied it up with 55 seconds remaining in regulation. Poulin was a heroine of Canada's gold in Vancouver four years ago. She scored twice in a 2-0 win over the Americans.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sex Education: Average Penis Size by Age, Ethnic And Ratio Of Men

Men worry about the average length of their penis and this also comes up in ladies gossip...'how long is your man'. Does the length of a man's penis has anything to do with sexual gratification? And will the deepness of woman's virginal determine how much can be thrust in? Some of these questions pop up in the minds but I guess the whole sexual satisfaction thing is different entirely to the size of genitals. Although, we hear around these days, that a Godzilla-size penis could get some ladies to Orlando faster.

Nevertheless, one thing for sure, if a couple can play right irrespective of their genital build., they can have the best of times in sex gratification. You have to seek what is best for you both in sexual activity. The charts below shows the average size of penis by age, ethnicity and ratio of men. See what group you belong to or check for your partner,

Before You Buy Your Next Tablet, See This Productivity Comparison

Canadian Natural Buy Devon Assets for $2.86 Billion

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNQ), the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer, agreed to buy Devon Energy Corp. (DVN)’s conventional assets in Canada for C$3.13 billion ($2.86 billion) to boost output.
The cash purchase will add 2.2 million undeveloped acres near Canadian Natural’s fields in western Canada, President Steve Laut said in a conference call today. The acquisition, which is about 70 percent gas, will increase production at the Calgary-based company by the equivalent of 86,633 barrels a day. “This adds value in the near-, mid- and long-term,” Laut said. The company expects “pretty strong gas pricing” this year and next, he said.

Are You In A Relationship or Aw! Hell? 50 Signs That Show You're In A Committed Relationship

Planning a holiday, driving each others' cars, having a key to your partner's house, being invited to family gatherings, posting a 'loved-up' photo on Facebook, are all signs a relationship is serious and past the 'seeing each other' phase, according to a new survey. Researchers questioned 2,000 people to reveal the top 50 things which indicate a couple are in a committed relationship.
Posting a 'loved-up' photo on Facebook, changing your status to 'in a relationship' and being introduced to wider friendships circles also show couples are the 'real deal.'
Meeting potential in-laws, staying overnight and divulging salary details also show trust and growing love for a partner.
Couples are usually together for just over five months before they deem the relationship to be 'serious'. The study also highlighted that couples deem a relationship more serious when they get more comfortable with each other - which means seeing each other without make up, showering together, lounging around the house in pyjamas and even discussing intimate health issues.  Check them below  and see if you can relate to the list;
1. Meeting the parents
2. Exchanging house keys
3. Planning a holiday together
4. Discussing plans for the future
5. Being invited to family gatherings
6. Saying 'I love you'
7. Staying overnight at each other's houses
8. Signing Christmas / Birthday cards together
9. Seeing each other at least every other night
10. Leaving a toothbrush at each other's house
11. You tell each other absolutely everything
12. Letting them take care of you when sick

Shanghai Takes Asia’s Fashion Crown As Most Stylish City In Asia

Guests watched a model present a creation by BlackGateone during the 2014 Spring-Summer Shanghai Fashion Week in October. Reuters
Shanghai’s fashionistas have helped the city steal the Asian fashion crown from Tokyo’s Harajuku girls and Hong Kong’s hipsters.
The Chinese city beat out Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong as Asia’s most stylish city in 2013, according to a ranking from Global Language Monitor, a firm that analyzes language use around the world. Shanghai ranked No. 10 world-wide for fashion, rising 12 spots from its 2012 position, by “leading the fashion charge as China further emerges on the world stage,” the report noted. Globally, New York, Paris and London took the top three slots, respectively.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Red Carpet photos from British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)s 2014 + Full list of winners

The 2014 British Academy Film Awards, BAFTAs, held last night Sunday February 16th at London's Royal Opera House and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt hit the red carpet in matching tailored suits. See more red carpet photos plus full list of winners below

Abraham Lincoln's Brilliant Method for Handling Setbacks

What was the secret of Abraham Lincoln's success in dealing with people?

Incredibly, this is not just a question that a business journalist would ask. Dale Carnegie himself--the legendary author of How to Win Friends and Influence People--asked the exact same question on page 8 of that famous book. Carnegie was in a unique position to know the answer. Four years before How to Win Friends came out, he authored a book called Lincoln the Unknown, which he spent three years working on.

How Lincoln Practiced Patience- The point is that Carnegie- America's preeminent expert on networking, arguably the person who first codified networking as a skill--analyzed Lincoln's life for his people skills.As an example, Carnegie cites a letter Lincoln wrote to a general who disobeyed his orders during the Civil War. Here's a snippet:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Unsuspecting Canadian Singles Find Dating Profiles On Unfamiliar Sites

When Martin Dumas signed up for the dating site, he had no idea he would also be signed up for Senior Dating Canada.
“I guess it comes from another site that I used,” Dumas said in an interview with CBC News from his Montreal office. He learned this after a CBC News investigation revealed his profile and picture were posted on at least four other sites without his knowledge.
All of the sites belong to Global Personals, a company based in England. Its website boasts more than 13,000 internet dating sites around the globe and at least 30 million customers. 

Fraud Alert: Beware NRG Research Group Is A Fraud

I have been hesitant to write this piece but this is Canada where we pride ourselves in good business ethics and more so, it is 21st century. From multiple complains about a NRG Research Group, I think it is high time companies knew better than hoodwink job seekers. NRG must have started on a good note, of course how could they have been in business in the first place. The company uses phone, online surveys and focus groups to source information for clients. They get information from interested participants and promise to pay for them for their services. But of recent, they post bogus job vacancy for focus panels and promise upto $30 dollars per hour.

When you apply, you are directed to their website where you will punch all your information with the hope that you can get paid for being part of a focus group. So whats the scam about that arrangement? wait a bit. This is how it goes. A staff will call you up and say you are in their database and ask some dumb questions they already got in your file. It goes like this 'Good Morning Fitz, you are invited to join in a paid focus panel that is coming up in a fortnight, it is $100 for a 90 minutes section'.

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson sued by political rival

Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, pictured above after being elected for a second term, called the conflict of interest suit against him "bizarre" and "disappointing" in a statement Saturday.Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, pictured above after being elected for a second term, called the conflict of interest suit against him "bizarre" and "disappointing" in a statement Saturday.

A political rival has launched a civil lawsuit against Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson for alleged conflict of interest.

Cedar Party mayoral candidate Glen Chernen and nine other Vancouver residents filed the suit Friday, claiming Robertson benefited from leasing a city building to the social media company Hootsuite.

Churches Confront Sexual Violence

It's a scourge as old as the ages, yet sexual violence against women and children is fresh in the headlines as President Obama launches an initiative to address sexual assaults on college campuses, while the military tries to fix its own problem and newly released documents shed galling light on the Catholic Church's pattern of abuse and coverup in the Chicago diocese.

As the priests' crimes remind us, religious institutions, at their worst, have often proved complicit and sometimes out-and-out guilty when it comes to sexual advances against vulnerable people. As real as that problem is, however, there's a counter-story emerging that could redeem religion's role in this ugly dynamic:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Septuagenarian Women Having ‘Best Sex Ever’? Really? (Yes)

Imagine you’re a stereotypical “old lady,” with a lined face and gray hair, walking down the street. Some young guy looks at you and thinks, “How ya doing, grandma, you old coot? Are you wearing your Depends?” Actually, no, you think, you’re wearing nice underwear because you’re going to meet your beloved to see a movie, then go home and have some really delicious sex, replete with leisurely foreplay and plenty of laughter. You pass a juicy 38-year-old walking down the street with her two little kids in tow, and think, “Poor dear. She won’t have really good sex again for a good 20 years.”

This is not tabloid fantasy: “Sexually Active Septuagenarian!” It is possible. Not for everyone — but for a substantial minority, perhaps a fifth of women or more. And I’ll tell you why, based on research and my experience as a sex and couples therapist — but first, what gives? Why are we suddenly talking about this squirmy topic?