Archive | March, 2011

New York law firm, advertising agency under fire over 9/11 ad

30 Mar

Robert Keiley, a New York firefighter and model, is upset with a law firm he modeled for. The picture shows him holding a picture of 9/11, with words saying “”I was there. And now, Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern is there for me.” The kicker? Keiley didn’t become a firefighter until 2004.

“It’s an insult to the Fire Department. It’s an insult to all the families who lost people that day,” Keiley said. “It makes me look like I’m cashing in on 9/11, saying I was there even though I was never there, and that I’m sick and possibly suing, trying to get a chunk of money.”

Worby Groner Edelman & Napoli Bern have removed the ad from circulation and issued an apology realizing their wrong-doings. 

Light Heavyweight Champion Really is A Hero

25 Mar

Jon Jones, the youngest world champion in the history of the UFC, has had one spectacular week. After becoming one of the hottest new stars in the fastest growing sport in America, he recently got a title shot and preceded to destroy his opponent, Shogun Rua, a legend in the UFC circuit. But that is not what makes Jones, 23, a hero to the public. The day of the biggest fight of his career, Jones and his training staff were preparing for meditation, part of his usual routine. As they were walking to their meditation spot, they came across a local conveniance store. It so happened that the store was getting robbed as they walked by. The robber was running out of the store right when Jones and company were rounding the corner. Most professional athletes on the biggest day of their careers would stay out of an affair like this. Not Jon Jones. He pursued the assailant, took him out with foot sweep, and incapacitated him with his martial arts skill before the police could arrive. Jones then went on later that night to make history in his sport, by becoming the youngest world champion in UFC history.

http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/19/ufc-john-bones-jones-shogun-robber-subdue-figure-four-leg-lock-patterson-new-jersey/

Yes, sex can kill you, U.S. study shows

23 Mar

Yep, that’s right. A recent study done by a team of U.S. doctors shows that having sex can kill you. Doctors say that you are only at risk if you don’t exercise on a regular basis, or if you have an existing heart problem.

People who don’t exercise regularly are 3.5 times more likely to get a heart attack or have sudden cardiac death when they are exercising compared to when they are not.

“These elevated risks are only for a short period of time (1 to 2 hours) during and after the physical or sexual activity,”Jessica Paulus, a researcher for the study, said in a telephone interview.

If you aren’t exercising on a regular basis, the doctors said it is best to start slow and work your way up.

Former SNL Stars Speaks out against Gays on the Show “Glee”

20 Mar

Victoria Jackson use to be an actress on the tv series Saturday Night Live. Since starring on SNL she has become an outspoken conservative. She currently writes a column on WorldNetDaily.com. In the past she has spoken out against President Barrack Obama comparing him to Castro and calling him a communist. Recently Ms. Jackson has voiced her opinion against the TV. series “Glee”.

Jackson stated in her most recent column “Did you see “Glee” this week? Sickening! And besides shoving the gay thing down our throats, they made a mockery of Christians- again!” This comment was made after a recent episode of “Glee” aired showing two of the male characters kissing.  She also continued her homophobic rant but stating that the al-Qaida magazine for women is as crazy as two men kissing on the mouth.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/20/victoria-jackson-on-glee-_n_838071.html

http://huff.to/fcoVR1

Hundreds in Japan killed in tsunami after 8.9 quake

11 Mar

Japan is in turmoil after its biggest recorded earthquake hurled a 23-foot tsunami into its eastern coast, killing hundreds of people and leaving much of their surroundings in disarray.

The quake  reached as far as Tokyo, which was hundreds of mile from the epicenter, while shaking many cities along the 1300 mile coastline. Aftershocks followed for hours.

The entire Pacific was on alert, including  coastal areas of California, South America, and Alaska, but effects were not as bad as expected.

According to scientists, the quake ranked as the fifth-largest in the world since 1900.

http://yhoo.it/ewdOwJ

JV Basketball player emotionally honors dead mother

11 Mar

Brad Rhoades, a member of hte junior varsity basketball team at Pembrooke Hill Academy (NH), lost his mothger to a snowmobile accident on Febvruary 26, 2011. On the final game of his basketball season, Rhoades decided to dedicate his final game to the memory of his mother by scoring one point for every year of her 46 year old life. Rhoads went on to accomplish this amazing feat in a highly emotional and drainig perfomance that ended when he scored his forty sixth point, rushed into the stands to give his father a hug and turned around to an arousing standing ovation from everyone present in the gymnasium.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/highschool/blog/prep_rally/post/Player-honors-mother-with-46-point-game-two-days?urn=highschool-332320

After 148 million miles, Discovery comes home to stay

9 Mar

The world’s most-flown spaceship lands in Florida today after finishing its final voyage. Discovery’s next mission is to retire and be placed in a museum.

Discovery had 39 missions, 148 million miles, 5,830 orbits of Earth and 365 days in space in under 27 years. On the spaceships last voyage, Lindsey and his crew-members bragged about Discovery’s performance. The day before the landing co-pilot Eric Boe referred to it as “a dream machine.” NASA has decided on displaying Discovery in the Smithsonian Institution.

“Discovery is an amazing spacecraft and she has served her country well,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a former shuttle commander that held the welcome home gathering.