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Katrina Darling

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2012 at 3:19 am

Katrina Darling, Kate Middleton’s second cousin, graces the September cover of Playboy wearing sexy black lace lingerie; inside, she stars in a nude eight-page pictorial.

Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kate-middletons-cousin-katrina-darling-poses-nude-for-playboy-2012148#ixzz255eQNHMc

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Gundam Style

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2012 at 3:13 am

http://www.theyoutubevideo.com/?videosentertainment=psy_gangnam_style_eeiii_mv

‘This is for Pearl Harbor’

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2012 at 4:35 am

‘This is for Pearl Harbor’: Racist tweets after U.S.

women’s football team beats Japan for Olympic gold

(on anniversary of Nagasaki atom bomb)

  • America beat Japan 2-1 to win gold medal at London 2012
  • ‘Pearl Harbor’ and ‘Japs’ start trending immediately after match finished
  • Some fans tweeted how the U.S. victory was ‘payback for Pearl Harbor’
  • Others hit back on Twitter calling racist tweets inappropriate

By Amy Oliver

PUBLISHED: 10:01 GMT, 10 August 2012 | UPDATED: 10 August 2012

USA’s victory over Japan in the women’s gold medal football last night was marred by a slew of racist tweets.

The 2-1 match had barely ended when the terms ‘Pearl Harbor’ and ‘Japs’ started trending on the micro blogging site.

Olympics fans tweeted how the U.S. victory had been ‘payback for Peal Harbor’ and made reference to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. military in WWII.

Victorious: The U.S. women's football team embrace after their 2-1 gold-medal win against Japan at London 2012 Victorious: The U.S. women’s football team embrace after their 2-1 gold-medal win against Japan at London 2012. The terms ‘Pearl Harbour’ and ‘Japs’ started trending on Twitter shortly afterwards
Scoring a foul: Some fans took to Twitter after the match to post racist tweets about the 1941 Pearl Harbour attack which resulted in America's entry into WWII Scoring a foul: Some fans took to Twitter after the match to post racist tweets about the 1941 Pearl Harbour attack which resulted in America’s entry into WWII
Insensitive: The tweets rolled in on the day the USA women's football team won gold at the Olympics - and on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombingInsensitive: The tweets rolled in on the day the USA women’s football team won gold at the Olympics – and on the anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing

Before the match ended one wrote the game would end ‘the same way WWII did. With Hiroshima and Nagasaki burnt to the ground’.

The game – and the tweets – fell on the 67th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack, which killed 70,000 people on August 9, 1945.

But the anniversary seemed to have little bearing on the Twitter messages. One user @treywimbo wrote: ‘This was payback for the USS Arizona!! Take that you Japs!’

Celebrations: The women's team yell out the U.S. national anthem as they celebrate their gold medal win Celebrations: The women’s team yell out the U.S. national anthem as they celebrate their gold medal win
...But others tried to turn the victory into a revenge attack on Japan…But others tried to turn the victory into a revenge attack on Japan
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Racist tweet

Sporting: Japan's players applaud supporters after being defeated by the U.S. in the final of the women's football at the OlympicsSporting: Japan’s players applaud supporters after being defeated by the U.S. in the final of the women’s football at the Olympics

Another, @CocoSully7 wrote: ‘Watching this game makes me think of how much I really do hate Asians.’

@emilydunderwood tweeted how winning a gold medal in the women’s football meant the U.S. was ‘almost even’ with Japan for the the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbour attack.

Others hit back at the racist tweets, arguing the women’s game had nothing to do with either attack.

User @Sandra_Lee1123 wrote: ‘I wasn’t aware Japan’s women’s soccer team were the ones who planned Pearl Harbor.’

While @oh_deir wrote: ‘Just because the US won a gold medal in soccer doesn’t mean you have a free pass to make racist jokes about Pearl Harbor #growup.’

Hitting back: Some hit back at those posting tweets about Pearl Harbour howeverHitting back: Some hit back at those posting tweets about Pearl Harbour however
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Inevitable: Twitter user @lissybluebell wrote how mentioning Pearl Harbour when the U.S. beat Japan at anything was sadly standard procedure

Inevitable: Twitter user @lissybluebell wrote how mentioning Pearl Harbour when the U.S. beat Japan at anything was sadly standard procedure

Another user @lissybluebell wrote: ‘3 things in life are certain: death, taxes & that whenever the US beats Japan at anything SOMEone will call it ‘payback for Pearl Harbor’.’

The U.S. team’s win made up for the heartache of last year’s World Cup final when they lost to Japan on penalties.

The women’s coach Pia Sundhage even declared her side could be ‘unstoppable’ at the next World Cup in 2015.

American Carli Lloyd scored both goals last night in front of a record 80,203-strong crowd at Wembley Arena in London.

Lloyd said: ‘Wembley was amazing. ‘To play in all these historic stadia is amazing. 80,000 people for a women’s final is unbelievable – it says a lot and we feel very lucky.’

PEARL HARBOUR

The attack on the naval base at the Hawaiian port of Peal Harbour took the Americans completely by surprise.

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the base was attacked by Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes.

Four of the U.S. Navy’s battleships were sunk while the other four were badly damaged. The attack also claimed other ships and killed 2,402 Americans and wounded more than 1,000 others.

Sixty-five Japanese servicemen were either killed or wounded in the attack. It had been a terrible shock for the American government and its people and directly led to the U.S. entering World War II.

On December 8 America declared war on Japan. Three days later it reciprocated a declaration of war on Germany and Italy.

HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI

In the final stages of World War II the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The war with Germany had ended on May 8, 1945, but the Pacific war rumbled on until the Americans called for Japan to surrender in the July or face ‘prompt and utter destruction’.

The Japanese government ignored the warning and on August 6, American soldiers dropped ‘Little Boy’ on Hiroshima followed by ‘Fat Man’ over Nagasaki on August 9.

Within the first four months an estimated 90,000 to 166,000 people died in Hiroshima and around 70,000 lost their lives in Nagasaki.

Most people died on the day of the explosion but others died over the next few months from radiation sickness and burns. The bombs served their purpose and on August 15 Japan surrendered, officially ending World War II.

Surprise attack: The USS West Virginia battleship burns and sinks after the Japanese launch a surprise attack on the Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, killing nearly 2,500 Americans Surprise attack: The USS West Virginia battleship burns and sinks after the Japanese launch a surprise attack on the Hawaiian port of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, killing nearly 2,500 Americans
Explosion: A giant mushroom cloud rises into the air after the U.S. dropped its second atomic bomb on Japanese port Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, killing 70,000 peopleExplosion: A giant mushroom cloud rises into the air after the U.S. dropped its second atomic bomb on Japanese port Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, killing 70,000 people

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2186422/London-2012-Soccer-Racist-tweets-US-beat-Japan-Olympic-gold-anniversary-Nagasaki-A-bomb.html#ixzz23UYHxBHT

Olympics end after historic fortnight for women, internet

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2012 at 4:31 am

Olympics end after historic fortnight for women, internet

By Brian Tynes – email

London 2012 Olympic medals designed by British artist David Watkins. (Credit: London 2012)2012 Summer GamesMore>>
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Shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus became the first athlete to be stripped of a medal at the London Olympics after her gold was withdrawn for doping.More >>
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Olympics end after historic fortnight for women, internet
Updated: Monday, August 13 2012 6:59 AM EDT2012-08-13 10:59:27 GMTAug 13, 2012 6:59 PM Aug 13, 2012 6:59 PM
No matter how you judge success, there can be no denying that the 2012 Olympics in London were one. Team USA ran away with the medal count, led by its contingency of women, who not only made up the majorityMore >>
No matter how you judge success, there can be no denying that the 2012 Olympics in London were one.More >>EYES ON LONDON: For London Olympics, farewell time
EYES ON LONDON: For London Olympics, farewell time
This is the final installment of Eyes on London, which roamed the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you:More >>
This is the final installment of Eyes on London, which roamed the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to you:More >>London Olympic Park deserted after big party
London Olympic Park deserted after big party
The Olympic Park in London has gone from party central to an empty, blocked-off construction site overnight.More >>
The Olympic Park in London has gone from party central to an empty, blocked-off construction site overnight.More >>(RNN) – No matter how you judge success, there can be no denying that the 2012 Olympics in London were one.

Team USA ran away with the medal count, led by its contingent of women, who not only made up the majority of the team, but also won a majority of the medals.

Missy Franklin was stellar in her debut, Rebecca Soni set two world records, Katie Ledecky proved age is just a number, the women’s gymnastics team racked up a ton of hardware, Kayla Harrison won the first American gold medal in Judo, American women outperformed their male counterparts on the track, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings earned their third gold medal in beach volleyball, Kim Rhode became the first American woman to win gold in five consecutive Olympics and the women’s basketball team followed suit.

Even McKayla Maroney has to be impressed.

The 16-year-old Maroney made history in quite another way. She made the gymnastics team because of her specialty on the vault, and only competed in that event the entire Olympics. She was all but guaranteed a gold medal in the event.

She was so guaranteed, in fact, that when she landed on her backside rather than her feet on her second vault in the event finals, no one could recall the last time she’d ever made such a mistake. Her first vault was good enough to raise her average to second place, but her disinterested expression after receiving the silver medal has gained her far more fame than a gold medal would have anyway.

Case in point, Maroney used her vault skills in the team competition to power the team to a gold medal, but what she is more remembered for is the viral internet meme of her being unimpressed with everything, including the Apollo 11 moon landing, the World War II flag raising over Iwo Jima, Moses parting the Red Sea, the McRib, Paul Ryan’s selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate (she can’t vote anyway), the destruction of the Death Star, Queen Elizabeth II, the birth of Jesus, the opening ceremony from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and, in a bit of comic irony, the final vault by Kerri Strug on an injured leg that clinched the gold medal for the women’s gymnastics team in 1996.

That last one is understandable, though, because newborns are rarely impressed with anything.

The only thing truly disappointing for Team USA was the men’s gymnastics team, though Maroney seemed to have no opinion on that one. She was, though, unimpressed with Michael Phelps, and is undoubtedly the only person to feel that way.

Phelps wrapped up his career by clinching the all-time medal count in impressive fashion. He had almost quit swimming and only trained about half as much as he normally would have and yet was still the best swimmer, American or otherwise. Had Phelps not been there, Ryan Lochte would have surely been the star, but he was no match for the swim legend. Lochte did beat Phelps in their first race, but that came early in the Games and was overshadowed by Phelps’ later dominance and Lochte’s mother’s comments that he likes one-night stands.

The race Lochte won over Phelps – the 400-meter individual medley – was one Phelps swore he was done with after Beijing, much like he swears he’s not competing in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Only time will tell if he breaks that promise.

Rest assured, NBC hopes he does (more on that in a minute).

Phelps was the biggest story of the first week, but Usain Bolt was the biggest story of the second. He became the first man to win the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash in consecutive Olympics.

That drew allegations of illegal drug use from American sprinting legend Carl Lewis, who until this year was the only man to win the 100-meter dash consecutively (technically, he only won it once in 1984, but he was awarded a gold medal in 1988 after Ben Johnson had it stripped following a drug violation). Lewis accused all of Jamaica of illegal drug use.

Jamaica’s track team won gold and silver in the men’s 100-meter; gold, silver and bronze in the men’s 200-meter; gold in the men’s 4×100 relay; gold and bronze in the women’s 100-meter; silver in the women’s 200-meter; and silver in the women’s 4×100 relay, one spot behind the U.S., who set a world record. All other individual medals in sprinting were won by Americans.

So, it was a pretty eventful two weeks, especially due to this being the first Games following the rise of Twitter and all the positive and negative things that come with that.

Lolo Jones became a star partly because of her admission of being a virgin and partly because of her entertaining tweets. When she expressed disappointment over the silver medal performance of the men’s archery team by asking when the shooting competition started, that fame almost backfired. The comment came about a week after a shooting in a Colorado movie theatre that left 12 dead.

For what it’s worth, the U.S. later won three gold medals in shooting events.
http://www.woio.com/story/19257439/olympics-end-after-historic-fortnight-for-women-internet

2012 Something Is Going On!

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2012 at 4:18 am

White Tigers get New Mom

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2012 at 7:26 am

White Tigers get New Mom … Incredible!!!

When hurricane Hannah separated two white tigers from their mother, Anjana came to the Rescue. Anjana, a chimp at TIGERS in South Carolina, became surrogate mom and playmate to the cubs, even helping with bottle feeding, according to The Sun. But here’s the truly amazing part: This is something Anjana does all the time, having helped raised leopard and lion cubs on several occasions.

Eric the Eel

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2012 at 5:12 am

Eric the Eel

Forget Ian Thorpe – Eric ‘The Eel’ Moussambani was the real swimming star of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Hailing from Equatorial Guinea, Eric qualified – if that’s what we’re calling it – for the games through a wildcard entry, aimed at developing countries without expensive training facilities.

Eric only took up swimming eight months before the Olympics, and trained in a hotel pool. He never even saw a regulation Olympic 50m pool until he arrived in Sydney.

His swimming style, later described by one sports blogger as “like a llama with cement boots” was far from the truly eel-like Thorpe and current champ Michael Phelps.

It took him one minute and 53 seconds to complete the 100m freestyle – the winner that year, Pieter van den Hoogenband did it in 47.84s. Hell, van den Hoogenband swam the 200m quicker than Eric did the 100m.

Eric’s hopelessness rubbed off the only other swimmer from Equatorial Guinea at the games, Paula Barila Bolopa, who set the record slowest time in the 50m freestyle – one minute and four seconds.

Despite this, Eric has still probably achieved more than you or I ever will. Not only did he compete at the Olympics, his time of one minute and 53 seconds was an Equatoguinean national record – and he’s now coach of his country’s swimming team competing in London.

Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Olympics-top-10-Worst-athletes/tabid/1697/articleID/263704/Default.aspx#ixzz22dvCUpwE

London Olympic 2012 Woman Weightlifting has hairy armpitts!

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2012 at 4:05 am

London Olympic 2012 Woman Weightlifting has hairy armpitts!

Japanese Surrender

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2012 at 3:04 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=vcnH_kF1zXc&feature=player_embedded

Remember this Lady

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2012 at 2:50 am

Irena Sendler

Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98)

Warsaw, Poland

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.
She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried.
She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.
The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out,
In a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the family.
Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

Later another politician, Barack Hussein Obama, won for his work as a
community organizer for ACORN.

In MEMORIAM – 65 YEARS LATER

I’m doing my small part by forwarding this message.
I hope you’ll consider doing the same.

It is now more than 65 years since the Second World War in Europe ended.

This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million
Jews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests
Who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated!

Now, more than ever, with Iran , and others, claiming the HOLOCAUST to
be ‘a myth’, it’s imperative to make sure the world never forgets,
because there are others who would like to do it again.