Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Obama State of the Union Address 2012

Obama State of the Union Address 2012 - In an intensely political and populist speech, Mr Obama contrasted his vision for an America “where everybody gets a fair shot” with a country run for the benefit of a monied elite, drawing the key battle-lines with his Republican opponents this November. Focusing on economic issues, Mr Obama set the scene for an election that will be fought over jobs and restoring the national finances, with US unemployment still running at 8.5 per cent and a soaring $15 trillion national debt that continues to rise. Mr Obama pledged to increase spending on education, infrastructure and job creation and help pay for it by asking millionaires to pay at least 30 per cent in taxes. The call to increase taxes on the rich came hours after Mitt Romney, the multi-millionaire Republican presidential hopeful, released tax returns showing that he paid just 14 per cent on earnings of more than $21m. Citing the example of Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who admitted last year that he paid lower tax rates than his secretary, Mr Obama called on Washington to “stop subsidising millionaires” and rescind a trillion dollars of tax breaks for the wealthiest 2 per cent. Obama State of the Union Address 2012

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen - Despite reports, Lindsay Lohan won't be appearing on the U.K. version of "Celebrity Big Brother." But she will grace America's TV screens on Dec. 15 when she pays a visit to "The Ellen Degeneres Show." It's been a few years since Lohan has appeared on the daytime talk show. The troubled actress has been keeping a low profile when it comes to television due to her recent legal troubles that range from court dates and probation to a brief jail stint. Lohan will soon show off a little bit more of herself in a new Playboy spread, which hits newsstands next month. "The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay," Lohan's rep told E! News. Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Billy Bob Daughter

Billy Bob Daughter - The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of a child in her care.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year.

Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

Brumfield says 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch (9-centimeter) fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.

Brumfield's father, Billy Bob Thornton, is best known for the movie "Slingblade" and his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Funnel Web Spiders

If you are considering a trip, or a move, to Australia, you have probably heard horror stories about poisonous spiders. But don't fear. This article will arm you with the knowledge to avoid dangerous spiders and stay healthy on you stay down under.

There are only two truly dangerous spiders common in Australia, much like in the States. As long as you can avoid these types of spiders, you should be safe. These are the funnel web spider and the red back spider.
These two spiders have been known to cause deaths, but you should now automatically fear for your life. There are not anti-venoms available to prevent death by these spiders. They are also found in specific environments, and you can effectively avoid them.

Funnel web spiders are large, and easy to spot. So bites are uncommon. As long as you can stay away from funnel webs, they will not feel threatened and attack you. They like moist and shady areas, and will often dig holes into the ground. You may also find them in logs and under rocks.

Red back spiders are much less aggressive and will not be likely to bite unless they are forced to. They are found in more populated areas, so you will have to stay on the lookout. Where can you find them? Unfortunately, you will often find them in shoes, gloves, jackets, or any other article of clothing that provides cover and a dark space. It is important to check your shoes before putting them on. Luckily, their venom is slow acting and you will have plenty of time to get medical attention if bitten.

With a little care, you will avoid these spiders altogether. Take the proper precautions and you will have a great time in beautiful Australia.