For those of you who thought GOOP was only a glue or a waterless hand cleaner...think again!! Everyone's favorite fab actress, Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a lifestyle website (appropriately titled GOOP) to let everyone know what a fab life she has...and to give you hints on how to have a fab life too.
Here is a little recent lifestyle hint from Gwynny:
"I feel a bit swallowed up in January, the days are so short, the sky is so close and gray. The best way to escape (not to mention the least expensive, most hassle-free way) is to curl up by the fire with an amazing, transportive novel."
Thank you Gwyneth!!
Not to be outdone, we here at Fileunderi have started OUR own lifestyle website... also appropriately titled: GLUM.
Here is our advice for the same January days issue:
"January really pisses us the hell off. We go to work and it's dark...we come home and it's dark, the freakin kids are screamin and the line is a mile long at the Mickey Dees drive thru. The best way for us to escape this crap ( only 15 to 20 bucks), is to curl up by the space heater (thanks to the cord running to our neighbors house to provide electricity) with the largest bottle of Jack we can afford and just say 'Screw it'."
The rumors of a 2009 Stimulus Check are running rampant and scam websites are popping up daily here in WWWeb land. So, as a public service to our loyal readers, we will give you the facts, and nothing but the facts (or as close to the truth as we can find. Okay, we will just pass along some rumors).
Are you employed and struggling to make ends meet?
No stimulus check for you...although we have heard rumors of a small tax cut. $13 a week is being thrown around.
Are you retired, on SSI?
We are getting conflicting reports here, but it seems you might get one. $500 is the rumor.
Do you still make plenty of money or own a small business or your corporation isn't really important to the economy?
Didn't get a check in 2008 because you didn't file taxes in 2007 because you are hiding from the Feds?
You can still get your 2008 Stimulus Check! Go for it!!
Do you run a large corporation that is deemed important to the economy or you are a large contributor to the folks in Washington D.C.?
How much do you need? Help is on the way.
As for us...we gave up on being stimulated a long time ago.
For over a month now, we have been diligently searching the WWWeb for video of the fight of the century...Danny Bonaduce vs. Jose Conseco. The thrilla outside Philly in a skating rink WAS filmed (you can see a camera man in a photo of the fight), but a video of the brawl is NOWHERE TO BE FOUND. We did find a link on YouTube and a couple of other websites...but the video has been removed. Probably a little payoff going on.
According to eyewitness testimony: The Three Round Fight (Each round was one minute. One Minute?? Hell, Wii rounds are two minutes for God's sake) was a DRAW. Our undercover operative tells us that Conseco landed a few big blows, but appeared to be hesitant to land the knockout punch. Bonaduce claims that Conseco hit harder "than he has ever been hit in his life". Regardless, when the smoke had cleared the judges scores were as follows:
1. Two rounds Jose, One Round Danny.
2. One round to each and One round a draw.
Couldn't they have had a sudden death round?
We here at Fileunderi not only smell a cover up...the stench of a rematch is in the air.
A Saginaw Michigan man has entered a plea of no contest to charges resulting from a little escapade at a car wash back in October. Here is the original story:
A 29-year-old Swan Creek Township man was in the Saginaw County Jail for "receiving sexual favors from a vacuum" at a Thomas Township car wash, police say.
A Thomas Township resident called police to report "someone acting suspicious" at a car wash around 6:45 a.m. Thursday, said Police Sgt. Gary Breidinger.
The officer parked some distance away, approached on foot and caught the man in the act, Breidinger said.
"I've seen some strange things, but this is the weirdest thing I ever heard," he said.
According to The Smoking Gun. the man's initial response when confronted by the officer was..."Oh Sh*t".
Oh Sh*t indeed.
Source: Saginaw News
Speaking of people just this side of Psycho...
Meet Elaine Davidson, the World's Most Pierced Human. She hails from Scotland (we thought Scots had more sense than that), and currently has 6000 plus piercings. All over. Everywhere. It is claimed she holds the record for most genital piercings too. Whoo Hoo...
The image above is when she had a little less than 500. We could have dug around and found a more recent photo...but this one is bad enough. Here is a little video too, for your viewing pleasure...
If the Pic and the Video didn't wake you up, you're probably deceased. Check your pulse.
Video Source: YouTube user diagonaluk
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Would you pay to watch OctoMom in a porno? The newest developments in the Nadya Suleman saga(fiasco) are as follows:
Vivid Entertainment, the largest purveyor of porn in the world, has offered OctoMom ONE MILLION DOLLARS to team up and do a few pornos. Wow. We, like many red blooded Americans, have and do enjoy us some porn now and then...but starring a lady who has popped 14 babies? Ummm...no.
Nadya as a porn queen is a real...er...stretch for us.
In another development:
Nadya told Dr. Phil (chuckle) that she’s worried that the Hospital won’t release her eight newborn babies to her.
“If you don’t have a plan in place you need to say so, so we can help . . . People need to know you get it,” Dr. Phil said to her.
Nadya replied with, “I think I’ll fully get it when they are ready to come home.” .
Dr. Phil later told the Los Angeles Times: “What she is telling me is that unless and until she has a better living arrangement, that they are not likely to release the children to her.”
Unfortunately, OctoGramma's house is scheduled to be auctioned off next week.
If their weren't 14 innocents involved...this would be freaking hilarious.
From the "Oh the Irony!" File:
Rachael Ramonas was crowned Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant last year. She received a $2,000 scholarship for winning the title which, according to the Pageant's website promotes scholastic achievement and healthy living.
This past Saturday, police were called to Ms. Ramonas residence to check up on a complaint of a party. The end result? 24 people were charged with underage drinking.
The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation is reviewing the matter.
Kids. They do the darndest things...
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We at Fileunderi do not run a tech website(obviously), but feel this is worth a post and hopefully our readers will catch it...
"A site called ViddyHo is running a phishing scam on Google chat users. The scam propagates via an IM from a contact telling the recipient to “check out this video.” When recipients click through, they’re asked to share their Gmail credentials. Then the site IMs the same message to the recipients’ contact list.
Warnings of the scam are all over Twitter, with many stemming from video personality Veronica Belmont, who warned followers after getting many such messages from her contact list."
You have been warned. And to those of you at Viddyho...kiss our a**.
The Nadya Suleman AKA Octomom saga continues. Her father, Ed Doud (Octogramps?), made an appearance on Oprah today and had a few things to say about his daughter...
On her TV Interviews:
They took her out of the hospital by midnight to a secret location. They did not even give her a chance to rest, to sleep, where she's still under medication and not feeling well."
"They bombard her with all these cameras," Doud said. "I am not saying that they kidnapped her. What I am saying is that it absolutely should have given her a little time until she heals at least and not be under so much medication."
The NBC interviews with Suleman aired Feb. 9 and 10 on the network's "Today" and "Dateline" shows. She gave birth to the octuplets on Jan. 26th. She was released from the hospital Feb. 5th.
NBC released the following statement to The Associated Press: "NBC News stands by every aspect of our interview with Nadya Suleman. Contrary to her father's allegations, we did not take Nadya from the hospital and the interview, which was conducted with respect, took place at a time of her choosing."
When asked by Oprah if he felt Nadya was under duress during the interview, Doud said, "That's how I feel."
On Her Childhood:
In the NBC interview, Suleman said she "longed for certain connections and attachments with another person that ... I really lacked, I believe, growing up." She described her childhood "pretty dysfunctional."
Doud said No Way..."We gave her so much love," he said. "No child has so much love. I thought what she meant is because she is the only child. I'm sure that's what she meant. She really wanted a brother or sister."
On Her Mental State:
According to excerpts released from Harpo Productions, Mr. Doud questions his daughter’s sanity and calls the Nadya's behavior "absolutely irresponsible." "Now I’m no psychiatrist, but I question her mental situation," he said.
As some of you may already know, Octogrammy is in danger of losing the Octohome because she is, believe it or not, behind on the house payments. As we have said before in our other Nadya Suleman posts...fame does not always equate to instant riches. And infamy? Well, you know the answer to that.
Bottom line: The woman is nuts and was looking for a ticket to the big time.
Today is your lucky day. In addition to being Fat Tuesday, one of our favorite days of the year, today is also National Pancake Day. In honor of this sacred day, the International House of Pancakes is giving away FREE Pancakes! If you are lucky enough to live near an IHOP, or think free pancakes are worth a road trip, the Free Pancake deal is good through 10:00 PM (in your time zone) tonight. Don't wait until tomorrow, it will be to late.
If you have already had your fill of pancakes today, Jack In The Box is giving away two free tacos to anyone (TUESDAY ONLY) who shows up with This Coupon!
Now you only have to come up with a free dinner...
Speaking of IHOP, Nicky Hilton made a citizens arrest of a homeless man who pushed/shoved/ran into/touched her at an IHOP at roughly 5:00 AM Saturday. Evidently, an off duty officer of the law was inside an came out to see what the scuffle was and Nicky had said homeless man on the ground and was making a "citizens
I hate it when that happens...
Meet Lisa Lavoie.
The 24 year old Holyoke Massachusetts 8th Grade teacher apparently didn't like the pool of available men in her area and decided a 15 year old boy was more her speed. Unfortunately, most school districts frown on this type of thing...so teacher and student disappeared about a week ago. They were found this week in a Morgantown West Virginia motel room. Detectives say they used spending records to track the pair down (Do tell! She was stupid enough to use a credit card?)
Ms. Lavoie, who had only been a teacher for 5 months at Maurice Donahue Elementary, is now on administrative leave (love that term). She faces charges of child endangerment and statutory rape. If convicted, she also could have her Massachusetts teaching license revoked permanently.
The 15 year old boy faces becoming a legend in his town and will have a story to tell at the local watering hole for the rest of his life.
Here's one you don't see everyday...American Express is paying Card Holders to close their Accounts. AMEX is notifying a select number of cardholders that they will pay them $300 to pay off their balance and close their account. AMEX will send these folks a $300 prepaid AMEX card. No, this is not another Internet rumor.
Molly Faust, AMEX spokesperson, had this to say: "We sent the offer out to a select number of card members. We are looking at different ways that we can manage credit risk based on the costumers overall credit profile."
This new AMEX strategy was brought about by skyrocketing delinquency rates and you can rest assured that the majority of folks who get this offer are on the fringe of
their acceptable credit profiles. The vast majority of comments we have seen so far center on the fact that AMEX is not lowering the balanced owed by $300 (imagine that).
If you received one of these offers, please be aware that closing credit card accounts does have the potential to lower your credit score somewhat IF it shows as being closed by the credit card company. Make sure that it shows in your credit file that YOU closed the account. Other than that, more power to you and enjoy that $300 (IF and WHEN you get it).
American Express: Please Leave Home Without It.
The 2009 Oscar Winners. And the Oscar goes to...
Best Actress (And Best Acceptance Speech):
Kate Winslet - The Reader
Best Actor (And always the most serious guy in the room):
Sean Penn - Milk
Best Supporting Actor (And deservedly so):
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress (In a movie we haven't seen):
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Best Film (Another Movie We Haven't Seen):
Best Director (Wouldn't it ALWAYS be the Director of The Best Movie?):
Danny Boyle - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Original Screenplay (The Best Screenplay is different from Best Picture?):
Dustin Lance Black - Milk
Best Adapted Screenplay (Never mind...That was Original Screenplay):
Simon Beaufoy - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Animated Feature (Over Kung Fu Panda?!?):
With the spate of Awards Shows over...We now return you to our regularly scheduled Insanity.
Funny People Trailer:Judd Apatow's New movie Funny People With Adam Sandler and Seth Rogan
Video Source: YouTube User:Buzznewsroom
Here is the Oscar Ballot, The Oscar Nominees for 2009:
(The Ones that matter)
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Richard Jenkins--The Visitor
Brad Pitt--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke--The Wrestler
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Robert Downey Jr.--Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman--Doubt
Heath Ledger--The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon--Revolutionary Road
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway--Rachel Getting Married
Melissa Leo--Frozen River
Kate Winslet--The Reader
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Penelope Cruz--Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Taraji Henson--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei--The Wrestler
David Fincher--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gus Van Sant--Milk
Stephen Daldry--The Reader
Danny Boyle--Slumdog Millionaire
From the "Noooooo!" File:
Kate Winslet has said recently that she will no longer disrobe or flash her breasts in EVERY SINGLE MOVIE she appears in. As a matter of fact, she will no longer do any kind of nudity in her movies.
Why, Kate, Why???
The 33 year old starlet said... "I don't think I will get naked in a movie again. I can't keep getting away with it and I don't want to become 'that actress who always gets her kit off'."
We doubt that this is true, but will back up all our files...just in case. Awww, hell, we don't need to do that. The WWWeb is open 24 hours a day.
And yet another snippet from the "Holy Crap!" File...
Google Ocean(Google Earth) was just released days ago and an amateur has already found Atlantis. Plato's lost civilization has unfortunately moved from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic about 600 miles off the coast of Africa (hate it when that happens), but look at those ROADS on the ocean floor!
Chris Matyszczyk writes in a CNET Technically Incorrect post that a Google Spokesperson had this to say about the photo...
"In this case, what users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process. Bathymetric (or sea-floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea-floor...The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."
Anyway, if you need us for anything in the next few days, we will be scouring the floor of the Bermuda Triangle with our new toy.
By now many of you have already seen the above image of the "Borneo Monster", and we are sure someone, somewhere, is preparing an expedition to Borneo as we type this. The Borneo locals swear they have seen this monster...it is Nabau, a 100 foot long shape shifting serpent.
Before you go packing your backpack and finding your compass and bush machete, there are a few issues with this photo that we would like to mention to you:
1. The longest snake ever recorded is a fossil just recently found...45 feet in length and millions of years old. (Back when things were REALLY big)
2. Put the snake in perspective in the image. Notice the trees on the side of the river. Don't you think the "snake" would be a little longer than 100 feet? Okay, how about quite a bit longer?
3. Photo farce experts say this image is EXACTLY what you would expect from a fraud: Blurry, Grainy and Low Resolution.
4. The biggest tell that tells the tale...the photographer is anonymous. Apparently the image was snapped from a helicopter carrying aid workers, but no one will take credit for it. Now I don't know about you, but if I snapped this shot you can rest assured I would be up on the podium with it.
Photoshop strikes again...
At a gathering of mayors at the White House today, Barack Obama warned them that he "will call them out" if they waste money from the nearly 1 Trillion Dollar Economic Recovery Plan.
Obama told the mayors,"The American people are watching. They need this plan to work. They expect to see the money that they've earned — they've worked so hard to earn — spent in its intended purposes without waste, without inefficiency, without fraud."
Since the passage of the Economic Recovery Package, accountability for where the money goes has come in to question. A 25,000 word document was released earlier this week that details how agencies and organizations must report spending. These reports will be posted on the website Recovery.gov, which is now it's own website and not just a page of the whitehouse.gov site (which is all it was at it's inception).
Mr. Obama told the mayors that the new legislation gives him the ability to "watch the taxpayers' money with more rigor and transparency than ever." "If a federal agency proposes a project that will waste that money, I will not hesitate to call them out on it, and put a stop to it," he said. "I want everyone here to be on notice that if a local government does the same, I will call them out on it, and use the full power of my office and our administration to stop it."
Call them out?
Call them out???
We are talking about 800 Billion Dollars here. Why don't we let the punishment fit the crime? How about a trip to Guantanamo? A little waterboarding perhaps? Firing Squad?
It will be interesting to watch when Mr. Obama catches the first one...and "calls them out" and sends them to bed with no dinner.
The Insanity continues. With our money.
And in Ring Three of the Internet Circus, TMZ has upped the ante in the Battered Rihanna story by releasing a photo of a woman they claim is Rihanna and showing facial injuries. The Rihanna Photo appears to be genuine, as the LAPD has released a statement condemning the leak. We are not going to post the Rihanna Picture here, for obvious reasons...but we do have a link below for those of you who must quench your curiosity and we also have a link to the LAPD statement on the TMZ website. Once again, we believe the LAPD statement verifies that the photo is genuine.
While we believe Chris Brown is a horses ass that needs a serious beating himself, we also think that TMZ is battering Rihanna a second time by releasing this photo. Yes, she is a star and there are those that believe that stars belong to public and give up their right to privacy...but this is a little beyond posting photos of stars' cellulite laden asses and their trips to the local mall with the newborn.
Here is the link to the TMZ Photo
And Here is the link to the LAPD statement (PDF File)
Did you overreach with your last home purchase? Buy more home than you could afford? Refinance to pay off debts and borrow more than your home was worth? Are you a chronic slow pay?
Fear not...help could be on the way.
Mr. Obama has unveiled his $75 Billion Housing Rescue Plan, which will bail out you and the other 10 percent or so of homeowners that have a little problem playing by the rules, don't read or understand the implications of contracts before they sign, or just generally go willy nilly through life and hope someone will help them out when crunch time arrives.
Mr. Obama's plan calls for measures that will allow up to 9 million homeowners to reduce their mortgage payments through government-backed refinancing arrangements. The Obama administration said it will provide more details on the plan and when it will go into effect on March 4th.
Granted, there are people who have played the game of life responsibly and need a helping hand during these tough times. They have lost their jobs, and they are hurting. But it's obvious who this plan is designed for...the folks in the first paragraph. We also understand that, if implemented, this money will go directly to the Mortgage Lenders and Mortgage Service Companies so they can "help out" those about to, or in danger of, losing their homes. In effect, this plan would give ANOTHER 75 BILLION to financial institutions to bail them out. To ease their losses from foreclosed homes that they have to sell and take huge losses on.
House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Republican Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., sent the president a letter asking, "What will your plan do for the over 90% of homeowners who are playing and paying by the rules?"
In addition to the above program, it appears that the government has pledged ANOTHER
Two Hundred Billion Dollars to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
To keep them viable...
The Insanity continues.
The town of Albert Texas is for sale, if you are interested. The website boasts the following:
85 Year Old Dancehall
Pecan and Peach Orchards
Year Round Creek Through The 13 Acre Property
Adjacent to the school house attended by LBJ
Population of 4
Awww heck, why don't you just check out the website HERE.
Nothing insane about this...
This is Raquel Alessi, model and star of the upcoming movie Miss March.
She also played Lia in the TV show "Standoff" and made an appearance in the movie "Ghost Rider".
Miss March is due to be released March 13th and Here is a Miss March Trailer.
Miss March tells the story of a young man who, about to lose his virginity on prom night to his willing girlfriend, gets drunk and falls down some stairs resulting in a 4 year coma. When he wakes up, previously mentioned girlfriend is...you guessed it...a Playboy Bunny.
Hmmm...probably not in contention for an Oscar or an award for original script.
But what the heck.
The New York Post published this cartoon today, and the Honorable Al Sharpton is not happy about it. The cartoon references the chimp attack yesterday in Connecticut where a woman was badly mauled and the chimp was eventually shot and killed by police.
Mr. Sharpton had this to say:
“The cartoon in today’s New York Post is troubling at best given the historic racist attacks of African-Americans as being synonymous with monkeys. One has to question whether the cartoonist is making a less than casual reference to this when in the cartoon they have police saying after shooting a chimpanzee that “Now they will have to find someone else to write the stimulus bill.” Being that the stimulus bill has been the first legislative victory of President Barack Obama (the first African American president) and has become synonymous with him it is not a reach to wonder are they inferring that a monkey wrote the last bill?”
Maybe Al, maybe...
Perhaps the person behind the cartoon is trying to say that someone with the mentality of a chimp would put this much stock in a pork laden bill that adds nearly One Trillion dollars to our National Debt. Or, maybe this person is racist and was drawing from the well of old stereotypes. Regardless, this cartoon is, at best, in bad taste given the history in our country of the monkey or chimp being used as a symbol of our black population. But, when have we ever accused the NY Post of having good taste?
If it was, in fact, drawn with a racist slant and intent...so what? Presidents have been getting hammered on for a couple of centuries now. I have seen numerous articles and pics comparing Bush II to Hitler and others. We should not expect those that dwell in the fringe to pull their punches because of Mr. Obama's skin tone. Sorry, He knew this was coming if he won.
I am not condoning this cartoon, but I will defend the right of the cartoonist to draw it and the NY Post to publish it. And Al Sharpton's right to speak out against it.
What Is In The Economic Stimulus Package?
President Obama signed the Economic Stimulus Package into law Tuesday, February 17th 2009. The bill is 787 Billion Dollars worth of stimulus, with additional debt costs adding another 330 Billion Dollars over 10 years. That's 1.1 TRILLION DOLLARS folks. Listed below are the highlights (lowlights) of the package and, as a service to our readers, a few comparisons to help us all understand the number ONE TRILLION.
AID TO POOR AND UNEMPLOYED
$40 billion to provide extended unemployment benefits through Dec. 31, and increase them by $25 a week; $20 billion to increase food stamp benefits by 14 percent; $4 billion for job training; $3 billion in temporary welfare payments.
DIRECT CASH PAYMENTS
$14.2 billion to give one-time $250 payments to Social Security recipients, poor people on Supplemental Security Income, and veterans receiving disability and pensions.
$48 billion for transportation projects, including $27.5 billion for highway and bridge construction and repair; $8.4 billion for mass transit; $8 billion for construction of high-speed railways and $1.3 billion for Amtrak; $4.6 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers; $4 billion for public housing improvements; $6 billion for clean and drinking water projects; $7.2 billion to bring broadband Internet service to underserved areas; $4.2 billion to repair and modernize Defense Department facilities.
$24.7 billion to provide a 65 percent subsidy of health care insurance premiums for the unemployed under the COBRA program; $86.6 billion to help states with Medicaid; $19 billion to modernize health information technology systems; $10 billion for health research and construction of National Institutes of Health facilities; $1 billion for prevention and wellness programs.
STATE BLOCK GRANTS
$8.8 billion in aid to states to defray budget cuts.
About $50 billion for energy programs, focused chiefly on efficiency and renewable energy, including $5 billion to weatherize modest-income homes; $6.4 billion to clean up nuclear weapons production sites; $11 billion toward a so-called "smart electricity grid" to reduce waste; $6 billion to subsidize loans for renewable energy projects; $6.3 billion in state energy efficiency and clean energy grants; and $4.5 billion make federal buildings more energy efficient; $2 billion in grants for advanced batteries for electric vehicles.
$44.5 billion in aid to local school districts to prevent layoffs and cutbacks, with flexibility to use the funds for school modernization and repair; $25.2 billion to school districts to fund special education and the No Child Left Behind law for students in K-12; $15.6 billion to boost the maximum Pell Grant by $500 to $5,350; $2 billion for Head Start.
$4 billion to repair and make more energy efficient public housing projects; $2 billion for the redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes; $1.5 billion for homeless shelters; $2 billion to pay off a looming shortfall in public housing accounts.
$3 billion for the National Science Foundation for basic science and engineering research; $1 billion for NASA; $1.6 billion for research in areas such as climate science, biofuels, high-energy physics and nuclear physics.
$2.8 billion for homeland security programs, including $1 billion for airport screening equipment.
$4 billion in grants to state and local law enforcement to hire officers and purchase equipment.
NEW TAX CREDIT
About $116 billion for a $400 per-worker, $800 per-couple tax credits in 2009 and 2010. For the last half of 2009, workers could expect to see about $13 a week less withheld from their paychecks starting around June. Millions of Americans who don't make enough money to pay federal income taxes could file returns next year and receive checks. Individuals making more than $75,000 and couples making more than $150,000 would receive reduced amounts.
ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX
About $70 billion to spare about 24 million taxpayers from being hit with the alternative minimum tax in 2009. The change would save a family of four an average of $2,300. The tax was designed to make sure wealthy taxpayers can't use credits and deductions to avoid paying any taxes. But it was never indexed to inflation, so families making as little as $45,000 could get significant increases without the change. Congress addresses it each year, usually in the fall.
EXPANDED COLLEGE CREDIT
About $14 billion to provide a $2,500 expanded tax credit for college tuition and related expenses for 2009 and 2010. The credit is phased out for couples making more than $160,000.
CHILD TAX CREDIT
About $15 billion to provide the $1,000 child tax credit to more families that don't make enough money to pay income taxes.
EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
$4.7 billion to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income families with three or more children.
$6.6 billion to repeal a requirement that a $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit be paid back over time for homes purchased from Jan. 1 to Nov. 30, unless the home is sold within three years.
$1.7 billion to makes sales taxes on paid on new cars, light trucks, recreational vehicles and motorcycles tax deductible through the end of the year.
RENEWABLE ENERGY INCENTIVES
About 20 billion in tax incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency over 10 years, including extending tax credits for energy produced from wind, geothermal, hydropower and landfill gas; grants to build renewable energy facilities; tax credits for purchases of energy-efficient furnaces, windows and doors, or insulation; tax credit for families that purchase plug-in hybrid vehicles.
$5 billion to extend a provision allowing businesses buying equipment such as computers to speed up its depreciation through 2009.
REPEAL BANK CREDIT
Repeal a Treasury provision that allowed firms that buy money-losing banks to use more of the losses as tax credits to offset the profits of the merged banks for tax purposes. The change would increase taxes on the merged banks by $7 billion over 10 years.
DEBT LIMIT INCREASE
Increases the statutory limit on the national debt by $789 billion, to $12.1 trillion.
So, what is ONE TRILLION?
1 trillion $1 bills stacked together would reach 68,000 miles, a third of the way to the moon. Which means you could stack our National Debt to the moon and back and to the moon again, and almost back again.
If you spent a million dollars every day for 2,000 years, you’d only spend about 3/4 of a trillion. If someone gave you One Trillion Dollars the day Jesus Christ was born, and you spent one million dollars EVERY SINGLE DAY, you would still have roughly 250 BILLION DOLLARS LEFT today.
A million seconds is about 11½ days. A billion seconds is about 32 years, and a trillion seconds is 32,000 years. Say hello to your Neanderthal cousins.
Absolute Freaking Insanity.
Gretchen Bonaduce, the ex of one Mr. Danny Bonaduce has done a tell all (sort of) interview and a bare all (also sort of) pictorial for Steppin out Magazine. Before we give you a partial of the interview...Danny, you are crazier than we thought.
Here are some snippets from the interview:
On Danny Cheating and STD’s:
“I didn’t know Danny was sleeping around. I didn’t believe that he would repay me in that way because of all I had done to help him…All his extra-curricular activities made me worry about my own health. Can you imagine how embarrassing it is to go to your O.B. and have to say, “Test me for everything!”? How horrible is that? I don’t think men and women who cheat think about that. It’s really embarrassing.”
On their lowest moment:
“Hmmm. Boy there were a lot of those moments! The transvestite thing wasn’t that much fun to deal with. That was really embarrassing. I think what really did us in though was his affair. I tried to get over that. But I just couldn’t. I couldn’t stop thinking about that betrayal. There was nothing I could do about it. The depth of it was pretty awful.”
“(Laughs) I got a lot of emails from my girlfriends saying, “You were hitting that? Oh my God!” Let me as you this. What’s the average size of a penis?.. So let’s just say it was average size. (Laughs) That’s the best you’re going to get from me!”
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Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
And then we have Amy Fisher. The Long Island Lolita reportedly has an Amy Fisher Website that sells, or will sell, the sex tape that she and her husband tried to block from being released. It also is being reported that she will tour as a stripper to promote the video, and herself obviously.
Guess her getting on "the pole" at such a young age would stick with her to adulthood. It's a hard habit to break...
Is she hot? Ummm...no.
Today's quick hits from Fileunderi:
The SEC charges Stanford Financial and Robert Allen Stanford with "massive, ongoing fraud" in an $8B dollar scam. Also named in the suit were two other executives and some affiliates of the financial group. Apparently, about 40 armed authorities raided their offices in Houston today...And yet another financial firm charged with fraud. Imagine that.
At the Alex Rodriguez press conference today, A-Rod said he used Rip Fuel which was easily obtainable at the time. He denied using HGH (at least knowingly).
Our take? Who gives a damn? Asterisk all these guys. Make Aaron the Home Run King again. And for God sakes...put Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame. He's the All-Time Hits leader. And Play Ball.
Chrysler Corp asked for ANOTHER FIVE BILLION DOLLARS today. Folks, their sales are down 50% from last year. They build crap. Sorry. Let it die. This firm is privately owned...let them self-rescue.
Finally...the US Bank CEO, Richard Davis, said today that TARP is "a lousy program".
He informs us that his bank has been forced to participate in the program and that the program is a drain on healthy banks.
“There’s no A, R or P in TARP,” Davis said, adding that “troubled” is the only word in the phrase that’s accurate. “The ‘asset relief program’ has yet to occur.”
Davis said he would be “darned” if U.S. Bank would suffer collateral damage from the government’s “sloppy attempt at nationalizing the industry.”
And the Insanity continues...
After the breast feeding incident, we thought we had seen the last of Salma Hayek, for at least a few months anyway. But no, we now have the marriage headline to deal with. Honestly, is it really a big deal when a "star" gets married?
Damn things never last anyway...
We always remember Salma for her famous quote when asked if French men make better lovers."Don't ask me, go try one yourself."
So, anyway, she married some French billionaire guy. (François-Henri Pinault)
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A Stamford Connecticut woman has been hospitalized in critical condition after being attacked at a friends' home by their pet 200 pound chimpanzee who had appeared in television commercials. Travis the Chimp attacked Charla Nash, 55, after she went to her friends house to help the her get the chimp back into the house. The chimp had used a key to get out of the house and after Nash's friend was unsuccessful in luring the chimp back into the house she had called Nash.
The Chimp attack occurred as soon as Nash got out of her car. It was also reported that the chimp's owner had a heart attack and was hospitalized.
Police were called to escort medical workers to the woman so they could treat her wounds and transport her to the hospital. Unfortunately, Travis attacked police upon their arrival and opened the car door where the they had tried to take cover. The officers were forced to shoot and kill Travis.
Travis's television career included TV commercials for CocaCola and Old Navy and an appearance on the Maury Povich Show.
Obviously, a chimpanzee attack is rare in the U.S., as most folks do not keep 200 pound chimps as pets.
Aasiya Hassan, who had recently filed for divorce from her husband, Muslim TV Station founder Muzzammil Hassan, was found beheaded a few days ago in Orchard Park New York. Her husband has been charged with second degree murder. She was found in the offices of his TV Station, Bridges TV, which he founded in November 2004 to "counter anti-Islam stereotypes".Muzzammil Hassan described his station as "the first ever full-time home for American Muslims".
The Hassans had been married for 8 years and the relationship was described as abusive. Officers were called to the couple's home on Feb. 6, when Aasiya Hassan had obtained an order of protection barring her husband from the home.
Orchard Park police chief Andrew Benz said: "He was served with divorce papers that day at the television studio.He came back to the residence and was pounding on doors and broke one window … He left the premises that night." Mrs. Hassan was found beheaded on Thursday, February 12.
When asked if the slaying is being investigated as an honor killing, Benz said, "It's safe to say we're investigating all the angles we can, all the possibilities in conjunction with the district attorney's office. We're looking at whatever we might come across."
Mr. Hassan had said in a 2004 press release for Bridges TV, "Every day on television we are barraged by stories of a 'Muslim extremist, militant, terrorist, or insurgent. But the stories that are missing are the countless stories of Muslim tolerance, progress, diversity, service and excellence that Bridges TV hopes to tell."
They should have an interesting story of tolerance, progress and excellence to tell now.
Ten Terrible Tunes
Songs That Should Just Disappear From The Face Of The Earth
1. Every Breath You Take- The Police
Okay, okay...I am a big Police fan, but his little tune is the antithesis of Police music. It was a love song to make some change. Also, an overnight drive from Omaha to Dayton with my Ex when this song was popular might have something to do with it. Her tape player was broken. I lost count at 30 listens...
2. You Light Up My Life- Debby Boone
Many of you are probably not old enough to remember when this song was number 1. And number 1 again. And again. And again...
The horror...The horror...
3. Baby Come Back- Player
Another overplayed song when it was a hit. Loved the guitar solo at the end, but most radio stations didn't let it play that far. Now, the song has risen from the dead via "Transformers" and the "Swiffer" commercial. That's the thing about zombies: you can't kill them.
4. Video Killed The Radio Star-The Buggles
This song has the distinction of being the first video aired on MTV (Actually, the first video was the Apollo 11 moonwalk with the MTV theme, which was awesome).
For those of you a little on the older side, you might remember that MTV used to play music videos (hence the name...MTV). Anyway, this song sucked. It was probably an appropriate video that a provided a glimpse into the future of MTV.
READ MORE HERE
Today's weird news:Texas Fireball
A videographer for a local news station in Austin Texas has captured on film a fireball streaking across the sky on Sunday, February 15th. There were a multitude of witnesses to the Texas UFO and theories range from a meteor or meteorite to space debris (specifically from the satellite collision the other day).
You can watch the video (link below) and decide for yourself, but we think it looks suspiciously like a Transformer entering the atmosphere. Maybe it's a publicity stunt for "Revenge of the Fallen"...
Anyway, we have seen enough scifi invasion movies to know that if this starts occurring in other places, we are heading for the hills...and you, dear readers, are on your own.
The link to view the Texas Fireball Video is HERE.
A recent hot search on the WWW is the Racist Test. This test is a demo presented by Harvard University. There are actually 12 tests here and we don't see that they indicate racism as much as "preference" and your ability to pick out symbols and indicators of race, religion, etc. Maybe these are more tests of prejudice, not racism. Is there a difference?
Anyway, the folks at Harvard are the scientists, not us.
Take the tests HERE.
Anyway, the folks at Harvard are the scientists, not us.
Take the tests HERE.
A few weeks ago we saw an ad for a new reality show about jockeys (yes, the kind that ride race horses)and thought we had seen it all. Now, we have found one even better..Parking Wars. This little show is brought to you courtesy of A&E. It must be Entertainment...it certainly isn't Art. Here is the blurb from their website:
"Just when you thought it was safe to park again in Philly...PARKING WARS returns, more riotous than ever! The people you love to hate - the men and women of the Philadelphia Parking Authority - are back, ticketing, booting and towing the cars of problem parkers who express their outrage in furious Philly fashion."
Oh hell, here is the LINK.
Is there anything the American public won't watch and find entertaining? Do people actually record this on their DVRs for later viewing?
Daytona 500 crash of Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman. Final practice.
Source: You Tube User: Fordfan177
Source: You Tube User: Fordfan177
World of Warcraft, or WoW, is an online RPG that has attracted over 10 million players. There are quite a few WoW power leveling websites and guides out there, but this is one of the best that we have found. You can grind or you can...
Check it out.
Check it out.
The Daytona 500, one of NASCAR's signature races, starts today Sunday February 15th, 2009 at 3:30 PM. The Daytona 500 Weather forecast for race time is an 80 percent chance of rain and thundershowers this afternoon with a high of 69. This definitely could affect the start of the race and beyond.
The Dayton 500 Starting Lineup is as follows:
1. Martin Truex Jr.
2. Mark Martin
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Kyle Busch
5. Tony Stewart
6. Brian Vickers
7. Jimmie Johnson
8. Juan Montoya
9. Joey Logano
10. Denny Hamlin
11. Aric Almirola
12. Bobby Labonte
13. Kurt Busch
14. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
15. Kasey Kahne
16. Carl Edwards
17. Scott Riggs
18. Jeremy Mayfield
19. Paul Menard
20. A.J. Allmendinger
21. Jamie McMurray
22. Clint Bowyer
23. Marcos Ambrose
24. David Stremme
25. Casey Mears
26. Jeff Burton
27. Michael Waltrip
28. David Reutimann
29. Sam Hornish Jr.
30. Elliott Sadler
31. Robby Gordon
32. Kevin Harvick
33. David Ragan
34. Reed Sorenson
35. Greg Biffle
36. Ryan Newman
37. John Andretti
38. Scott Speed
39. Matt Kenseth
40. Bill Elliot
41. Travis Kvapil
42. Regan Smith
43. Terry Labonte
In Daytona 500 news:
Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman crashed during Saturday's final practice before the Daytona 500 when a right-rear tire blew on Newman's car.
Both were forced to backup cars: Stewart in the No. 14 he drove to a third place finish in Saturday's Budweiser Shootout and Newman in Stewart's backup Shootout car... and they will have to start in the back of the field for the start of Sunday's race. Both drivers blame Goodyear for supplying a right-rear tire not compatible for the car and conditions on the 2.5-mile track.
Is any of this insane or funny? No, but we are mad as hell that we aren't there this year.
Valentines Day was originally a pagan festival that was renamed after two early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day is best known for the act of lovers exchanging love notes, more commonly known as Valentines. The day became known and associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages period.
In the mid 1800's Valentines Day became even more popular, with the act of exchanging handwritten notes being the normal mode of lovers exchanging their feelings of said love.
In the mid twentieth century, all the card companies and flower shops got together and decided they needed a holiday to make billions of dollars. They "sold" this holiday to all the females in the land and the males were forced to comply and purchase items from the evil empire of card companies and flower shops. Soon, jewelery retailers, candy makers and owners of eateries joined in the cabal, as they wanted a piece of the multi-billion dollar pie too. This led to our modern day Valentines Day.
A few decades ago, some of the leaders of the cabal decided they needed another holiday to put billions more in the coffers...and so, they created Sweetest Day.
But that's another post.
Labels: Valentines Day
Beverly Eckert, whose husband Sean Rooney was killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001, was a passenger on the plane that crashed on Thursday outside Buffalo, New York, according to her sister. All 49 people aboard Colgan Air Flight 3407 perished in the crash. One person on the ground was also killed.
Sean Rooney was in one of the Twin Towers when he was killed. Beverly Eckert was a prominent member of "Voices of September 11" and was on her way to Buffalo to celebrate what would have been Sean's 58th birthday.
How strange is this? What are the odds that a Husband and Wife would die this way almost 8 years apart?
Perhaps Beverly's sister said it best when she reported this info to a Buffalo newspaper..."and now she's with him."
Maybe it was meant to be.
Image Source: CBS News
Get Rid of Brain Freeze in Seconds
We have all experienced it. The dreaded Brain Freeze. You are in luck. The super secret cure for Brain Freeze, passed down through the ages, is about to be yours to file away for the next episode. Read on freezeheads...
Brain Freeze: The Cause and the Cure
The secret is right in YOUR mouth.
Brain Freeze. Two words in the English language, in any language for that matter, that strike fear in the hearts of mankind. And womankind. It hurts. Like hell. As a matter of fact, it feels like your head is going to implode. Or explode. I forget which. It has been awhile since I felt that awful sensation. Wait a minute, now I remember. It feels like someone is smashing a huge chunk of ice against your head repeatedly. No, wait, it feels like the Ice Cream you just ate is flowing through the veins in your head. Yeah, that's it. For about a 45 seconds or so...it feels like days... you literally want to die. Your life passes before your eyes. You curse every cold item you have ever ingested quickly. You curse your short memory. You curse anyone that is around you. ("Hey, why the @#$! did you make me eat that soooo fast?")
Has it been awhile since YOU had brain freeze? It doesn't matter, you still remember it. Don't you? Of course you do. You remember where you were, who you were with, and the exact string of oaths that came out of your mouth.
I am here to make sure that you never suffer with this again. I am going to give you the secret cure, discovered by the Eskimos way back when, and passed down through the ages.
But first, the requirements to acquire brain freeze. You will need three things:
1. A brain (this is pretty important)
2. Something very cold. Ice cream is a good example.
3. The desire or need to ingest this something very cold quickly.
Once you have the above three items, you have the recipe for brain freeze.
And now...the cure.
You must do these thing in exact order. do them out of order and they will not have the desired effect. I will number them and perhaps you can memorize them easier. If this doesn't work, maybe you can come up with some kind of word association to remember the steps.
Here they are:
1. Close your mouth. You must stop cussing right now. You cannot cuss with your mouth closed either as you will be using your tongue in a few milliseconds.
2. Line up the front of your teeth and clench them.
3. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth right behind your front teeth.
4. Push hard with your tongue. I mean HARD. I can't get into how hard descriptions, as this is a G rated lens. Just push HARD.
5. If you are a normal person, your brain freeze episode should pass in about two seconds. If you are abnormal, all bets are off. Sorry.
And there you have it. Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back.
A Los Angeles woman, Lucie J. Kim, has filed a class action lawsuit for FOUR BILLION Dollars against Miley Cyrus because her slant eyed photo has offended Asian Americans.This is the photo we discussed in another post HERE and HERE.
Lucie Kim claims to represent 1 million Asian American Pacific Islanders in her class action suit, and this picture has caused them harm to the tune of 4 Thousand Dollars each. Kim claims that she and others are victims "of discriminatory acts.”
Kim goes on to claim that Cyrus “knew or should have known that her image would be publicly disseminated via the media, which Cyrus knew focused on her private life.” The suit also alleges that the star “had actual knowledge that her conduct was in fact a form of racism, prejudice and mockery of the physical attributes of Asian Pacific Islanders.”
We here at Fileunderi believe that, if this goes to trial, Miley's Attorneys should call everyone of these 1 million people to the stand and ask them if they have ever used the "N" word. Or, if they have EVER made fun of someone because of their race, creed, religion, disability etc. EVER. The lead attorney could start with Ms. Kim.
So Lucie...is it okay if we call you Lucie or does that insult you? Anyway, Lucie, you think this photo was offensive?? You don't really, do you? Of course not. Your problem is you are an attention whore and you want your 15 minutes. If the photo in question was THAT offensive then you need to grow another layer of skin. Maybe 2. What it boils down to...you are a member of one of many minority groups that scream discrimination at the drop of a hat. And frankly, you should be brought before a judge and jailed for filing a frivolous lawsuit. A freaking photo? Are you serious?
Sorry folks..this is bullshit.
In political news today, Senator Judd Gregg has withdrawn his nomination for Commerce Secretary. This is nominee number 3 that Mr. Obama has lost..for those of you keeping score at home. Evidently Senator Gregg cannot see past the political and ideological differences he has with President Obama. Judd Gregg is a Republican and was another attempt by Mr. Obama to bridge the divide between the two parties and fulfill a campaign promise to have a bipartisan government.
The White House released the following terse statement:
"He was very clear throughout the interviewing process that despite past disagreements about policies, he would support, embrace and move forward with the President's agenda," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.
If seems that Senator Gibbs has a little problem with the 800 Billion Dollar stimulus bill, among other things.
We here at Fileunderi feel that David Letterman is going to have a top ten list here very soon..The Top Ten Nominees that Quit on Obama.
The insanity continues...
We keep seeing the ads for "Dollhouse", a new science fiction series that starts Friday on Fox, and wondered...who is that woman in the ads? It's none other than Eliza Dushku(or Elisha Dushku for the spelling challenged)..
Dollhouse is created by Joss Whedon and Eliza plays an Active or a Doll.The Dolls have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas, including memory, muscle memory, skills, and language, for different assignments. They're then hired out for particular jobs, crimes, fantasies, and occasional good deeds. On missions, Actives are monitored internally (and remotely) by Handlers. In between tasks, they are mind-wiped into a child-like state and live in a futuristic dormitory/laboratory, a hidden facility nicknamed "The Dollhouse". (Source: Wikipedia)
We just might tune in...
By the way, do you remember her from "True Lies"? Of course you don't.
A Bellefontaine Ohio Fourth Grade teacher,Amber Carter, has been arrested at a local hotel and charged with prostitution. It seems that Ms. Carter was soliciting sex for money on everyone's favorite hookup site, Craigslist.Problem was, her hookup was during the school day and she "firmed it up" using the school computer. Then, she cut class for the rest of the day.
Another problem? The hookup was with the Logan County Sheriff's Department after they had found her ad.
A woman answering a phone listing for Amber Carter in Bellefontaine hung up on a reporter seeking comment Wednesday.
We have a comment for you Amber...how about "I'm a moron".
Photo Source: Associated Press
The saga of Nadya Suleman, mother of 14 including the octuplets, continues with the appearance of a one page website. The website in question.Thenadyasulemanfamily.com has a picture of Nadya, each of the octuplets and, of course, two donation links.
For those of you unfamiliar with this story (how could you be?), Nadya was a single, unemployed mother with 6 kids who decided she wanted another little girl and gave birth to 8 more children thanks to the miracles of modern science...
This lady is a trip.
Here is the link to her site.
Will 22 dogs in car with their owner all fit? Apparently so:
POTTSBORO — North Texas authorities seized 22 dogs found crammed inside a station wagon with their owner.
The owner locked the car doors and refused to come out when a constable tried to serve her a warrant for the seizure of the dogs early Monday, SPCA spokeswoman Maura Davies said.
Two puppies and 20 dogs were taken to a shelter, where they will remain until a judge decides who gets custody, the SPCA said. A hearing on the custody of the animals is set for Feb. 16 in Denison.
The dogs were in the car along with a pot of water, blankets and waste.
“The car was soaked with urine and covered in feces. The ammonia level in the vehicle was 23 parts per million even after the doors had been opened for several minutes. As a frame of reference, humans start experiencing health issues at 12 parts per million,” Courtney Stevens, SPCA of Texas rescue and investigations supervisor, said in a news release.
The owner does not face charges, Grayson County constable Michael Putman said. She was not coherent and the SPCA said it has contacted Adult Protective Services about the woman.
Yes, Adult Protective Services would probably be a good thing...
Photo Source: Chron.com
Roberto Alomar,arguably one of the better second baseman to play the game of baseball and definately one of it's biggest asses, has been accused in a lawsuit of having unprotected sex with full blown aids in his inventory. An ex-girlfriend, Ilya Dall, has filed a lawsuit charging that he insisted on having unprotected sex with her knowing that he was (is) infected with the AIDS virus.
According to the New York Daily News:
"In papers filed in state and federal court, Dall said Alomar finally got tested in January 2006 while suffering from a cough, fatigue and shingles. "The test results of him being HIV-positive was given to him and the plaintiff on or about Feb.6, 2006," the $15 million negligence suit says.
Nine days later, the couple went to see a disease specialist who discovered a mass in the retired second baseman's chest, the court papers say.Alomar's skin had turned purple, he was foaming at the mouth and a spinal tap "showed he had full-blown AIDS," the suit says."
Alomar's lawyer calls the lawsuit frivolous.
And yes, that was asses, not assets...just ask those who witnessed Alomar spitting in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck. The two now claim to be friends.
As far as the lawsuit goes...15 mill is a lot of Jack baby.
Shotgun news from Fileunderi:
Alex Rodriguez says..okay, okay he did it. Lots of pressure being the highest paid player in baseball and the greatest in the game. Besides he was just a youngster(His words). Ummm..A-Rod? That was only 5 years ago.
Best line I read about this: It's a shame that A-Rod couldn't find a steroid that would make him better in the clutch.
Rihanna and Chris Brown: According to sources on the web, Chris Brown has left town and Rihanna isn't talking. The police called her wounds "horrific"(whoa). She has canceled a concert and her birthday party next week.
We want to know what happened to the "she gave him herpes" rumor. Can't find that today, so there must have been some serious retracting and editing going on while we slept.
The Bank Bailout (TARP) Overhaul: Thanks! Huge drop in the stock market today, with OUR bank taking a nice 25 percent nose dive.
The Insanity continues...
Check out Bar Refaeli, the new..er..face on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2009 on Muckaroni.
Now THAT'S insane.
Now THAT'S insane.
From the "Have you lost your mind?" File:
At the Westminster Dog Show, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) protesters are handing out leaflets and telling AKC members, attendees of the dog show and anyone else that will listen that the AKC is attempting to create a "master race". The protesters are clad in KKK robes with white pointy hats.
What?? The AKC?
Yes. PETA says that the AKC promotes pure-breeding dogs (Duh) which is harmful to their health. According to PETA, this practice of pure-breeding dumbs the dogs down and causes health problems to be prevalent in certain breeds.
The link to the news article is at the end of this post. But first...
We are the proud owners of a Male and Female German Shorthaired Pointer. Yes, they are pure-bred and yes they are AKC registered. And we own two Doggie Day Spas and grooming shops and are very active in the AKC AND many organizations that try to prevent cruelty to animals (ie. SICSA etc.) Mrs. Fileunderi's family has been involved in breeding, showing and taking care of dogs for over 50 years.
So what's my point?
We have an idea what we are talking about. The problem of dumbing down breeds is caused ENTIRELY by unscrupulous breeders and Puppy Mills who over breed, breed closely related dogs and basically have no idea what the hell they are doing. The AKC doesn't condone this, nor do they burn crosses in the yards of those who own mutts.
Does anyone in the PETA organization have an IQ over 80??
Here is the link to the article from MSNBC.
Americans for Prosperity.org, a Washington D.C. based group has started an Internet based petition No Stimulus! to try and fight the current ONE TRILLION Dollar package currently being considered. It's probably a waste of time, but it is always nice to let the fine folks in Washington D.C. know that a grass roots campaign is liable to knock them off their thrones the next time they are up for election.
Saw some interesting numbers today that tried to explain what One Trillion was. The number that got me the most was: If a man had started a business the day Jesus was born and made a Million Dollars EVERY DAY...he would have One Trillion in profit in the year 2700 (approx..don't remember the exact number)
This is insane folks. FDR tried to pull us out of a depression with his New Deal and it didn't work. Yes, it put some folks to work...but it didn't have the effect on the economy that was promised.
Go to NoStimulus.com and do what needs to be done.
Or...be insane and continue to ignore this issue.