Monthly Archives: December 2012

$100M Lawsuit Against Shakira: Did Her Hips Lie?

I never really knew that she could dance like this

Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned, just ask Shakira’s ex!  Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua has filed a $100 million lawsuit in New York, seeking compensation for unpaid management fees.  The couple met in 2000, shortly after de la Rua successfully assisted his father’s election campaign in Argentina.  They quickly became involved and spent ten years globetrotting as Shakira’s career took off.  In 2010, the singer took to her website to inform her fans that the relationship ended.  She wrote “we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives”.

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Joe Biden to Respond to Newton School Shooting and Gun Control

Let there be peace

Vice President Joe Biden is supposed to speak in response to the Newton, Connecticut shooting of 20 children and six teachers.  In Obama’s speech during the services for the children and teachers he said that he wanted to, “use whatever this power holds,” in order to keep this incident from happening again.  Today Biden will address not only gun control but also that of mental health illnesses.

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Apple on Macbook by Flickr user markhillary, licensed by Creative Commons

The Most Enhanced Apple Product Yet!

Not a real apple!

Are Americans ready for their first genetically engineered fruit?  The Arctic Apple, developed by Okanagan Specialty Fruits is getting ready to hit supermarket shelves in 2014.  Okanagan Specialty Fruits, is a biotech company that focuses on “enhancing” fruit by making them more resilient to ailments such as bruising and browning.  Okanagan has created “enhanced” versions of the ever popular Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples (Arctic Apples) that will be less susceptible to the harmless enzyme that is responsible for the browning effect apples experience after being cut.  This is a decade long endeavor that has finally reached the last leg of its expensive and exhausting process.  My solution to the problem… don’t cut your apples, bite them!

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Hand-holding Zone by Flickr user J.Elliott, licensed by Creative Commons

Mother Speaks Up About Mental Illness and School Shooting

We need to educate ourselves

Tragedy struck on Friday, December 14 in Newton, Connecticut.  There were 20 children and 6 teachers murder by the hands of Adam Lanza.  I think after this shooting we all have come to understand the importance of safety in schools and gun control.  But a lot of people are missing the real issue, mental health.  One mother reached out to provide some understanding for the situation because she too deals with a troubled son.

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Say No To Loud Commercials!

No need to cover your ears anymore!

Picture yourself in your family room watching your favorite T.V. show with a gigantic bowl of popcorn, when suddenly a loud obnoxious commercial starts blasting out of your T.V.’s speakers.  Well, good news folks!  The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (Calm) Act is now in effect.  This act, passed by President Obama in 2010, prohibits T.V. advertisers from raising the volume higher than the volume of the T.V. program.

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