Monday, December 28, 2009

obama ambulance

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Why did Obama react so quickly? Now we know... The latest, after the cut... Because the injured kid's father was golfing with the President: KAILUA.
Obama Vacation Hawaii: Obama Ambulance. What's all about this Obama vacation ambulance thing? We searched for this news and we have found some good information. President Barack Obama was having a vacation and was enjoying golf
Obama Ambulance Emergency on Hawaii Vacation. Monday, December 28, 2009. There was an ambulance emergency that was called to Pres. Barack Obama's Hawaiian vacation home. No. The one involved was not from Obama's family, but from a child ...

mike leach suspended

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Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach has been suspended by the school for Red Raiders' Alamo Bowl game on Jan. 2 while the administration investigates claims ...
Texas Tech has suspended its coach after receiving a "complaint from a player and his parents regarding [Leach's] treatment of the athlete after an injury." He won't coach in the Alamo Bowl. UPDATE: It's Craig James's kid. See below.
Texas Tech has suspended Mike Leach while the school investigates complaints from receiver Adam James and his family about how the coach treated the player after a concussion.

Cupcake Wars

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"Cupcake Wars" Imagine a "Top Chef" challenge that involves - gasp! - desserts. Now imagine that the chefs can only make cupcakes. (Horrors!) That's the scenario of this Food Network show, which pits four cupcake members against each
I'm so excited to see the new 'Cupcake Wars' show that debuts tonight on The Food Network at 10pm. The show has four cupcake makers vying to have their treats presented at the Alma Awards.
Cupcake Wars: Four cupcake makers vie to have their treats presented at the Alma Awards in this new unscripted cooking competition series (10 pm Food).

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Actress Brittany Murphy dies at 32 of heart attack

Movie star Brittany Murphy is dead of a heart attack at 32.

She went into full cardiac arrest early Sunday and could not be revived, the Website TMZ reported.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department got a call from the home of Murphy's husband Simon Monjack about 8 a.m., fire officials told TMZ.

She was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead on arrival

Murphy starred in "8 Mile," and "Don't Say a Word."

The starlet became a household name among teens in 1995 as the sidekick in "Clueless," who went from awkward wall flower to snotty hottie.

A few years ago, she released the single "Faster Kill Pussycat," which became a dance club hit.

Her last big movie was "Sin City" in 2005.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Adam Lambert on his racy American Music Awards performance: 'There's a huge double standard'

Ryan Seacrest was there to introduce Adam Lambert on Sunday night, but his American Music Awards performance of "For Your Entertainment" was a long way removed from the family-friendly confines of "American Idol." There was groping, dragging and bondage outfits, bringing the ABC program to an end with theatrical images of sexual slavery.

"It's about to get rough," Lambert sings in the song's opening moments, and for many of Pop & Hiss'  readers, it went too far. Within minutes of the American Music Awards coming to an end, irate viewers had begun writing in. Reader Kathie Kunish declared that the telecast should have been rated "PG-14," and user "penny" noted that she had to cover the eyes of her 10-year-old daughter.

Reader Richard Bowen agreed, posting on Pop & Hiss, "I know he wants to break out and show the world his dangerous side, but why alienate an entire population of kids to do it?"

Lambert wasn't the only former "American Idol" contestant to get risqué. Earlier in the night, Carrie Underwood strutted in a pants-less outfit, but the country star was still a long way removed from Lambert's sexually suggestive performance. With a crotch rub and a make-out session with a band member, Lambert sent tongues wagging and the Twittisphere erupting in controversy, bolting to the top of the site's trending topics.

"The energy felt good. Adrenaline is a crazy thing to feel," Lambert said to Pop & Hiss after the show. "That's what I love about performing. I'm hoping people were entertained. For those who weren't, maybe I'm not their cup of tea."

When asked if he thought the most extreme moments would be edited out of the West Coast broadcast, Lambert wasn't shy about how he would react to such a move.

"If it's gonna be edited, then in a way that's discrimination. I don't mean to get political, but Madonna, Britney and Christina weren't edited," Lambert said. "It's a shame. Female entertainers have been risqué for years. Honestly, there's a huge double standard."

Lambert said his goal wasn't to upset anyone with his performance: "I'm just trying to have a good time onstage. It's a sexy song. It's 2009, it's time to take more risks. It's about entertainment. People want to be surprised. It's too bad that people are so scared."

A clip of the performance, which as of Sunday night is available on YouTube, is embedded below.


Will Smith not dead in Porsche car accident, but Smith sat in church and thought of how to help kids

Fake rumors claiming Will Smith died in a car accident on November 22, 2009, are floating around the web the same day the false rumors of Ray J's death surfaced.

"Will Smith was driving his Porsche in the Hollywood Hills earlier today when he suddenly lost control and flipped his car," say the fake rumors.

The false report goes on to claim that "paramedics arrived on the scene within minutes but were unable to revive Mr. Smith.”

Well those false quotes can be summarily dismissed right away, because if Will Smith were ever -- heaven forbid -- involved in a car accident and paramedics were called, you can best believe the Associated Press or even TMZ or Routers or UPI would be all over it faster than the scammers trying to get searchers to click on their malware links with false titles like "Will Smith dead" to lure web surfers to their websites.

According to, however, Will Smith is involved in great projects, like the one described in this video of singer Kenny Lattimore, who gave the news agency the details of a project called The ASHE Foundation that helps put shoes on needy children's feet.

"Thanks to actor Will Smith, the ASHE Foundation took its first shipment of shoes to Africa in January," reads the CNN transcript of the interview that preceded Kenny Lattimore's portion.

"Will Smith was in church one Sunday and he heard me begging for shoes and he said, "OK, I'll pay for 15 people -- 15 members of the congregation to go to Africa to deliver these shoes," said Dion Fearon founded a non-profit called the ASHE Foundation.

It's no surprise to hear of the actor's charitable contributions decided upon in a sanctuary. Jada Pinkett Smith, Will's wife, called her husband just a "straight up Christian" in a popular spread of the married couple in Essence (that needs to be fully scanned into Google Books like Ebony and such ASAP!) -- as opposed to Jada herself, who dabbles in other faiths .

Unlike Ray J, Will Smith does not have a readily apparent and verified nor account -- but these false rumors of Smith's early demise are thankfully, nonetheless, false.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tsunami Destroy Samoa After Powerful Quake

WASHINGTON/WELLINGTON - At least 25 people died in the Pacific island states of Samoa and American Samoa after atsunami was triggered by a magnitude 8.0 earthquake Tuesday, according to reports from the region.

A number of coastal villages were swept away and reports said the death toll was bound to rise as people who were evacuated to higher ground after the shake returned to lower levels.

Local radio stations in American Samoa reported 14 deaths and a Red Cross official in Apia, the capital of neighbouring Samoa, told Radio New Zealand there had been at least 11 deaths in that state.

The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake, which was located about 204 km southwest of Samoa, at 8.0 on the Richter scale after earlier estimating it at 8.3.

As after shocks continued to hit the two Samoa states, seismologists reported two further quakes measuring 5.6 and a third of 5.8 in the South Pacific.

Reports said villages on the south coast of Samoa's main island Upolu had been extensively damaged by the tsunami, which sent waves up to 800 metres inland.

About five hours after the first quake, the Red Cross spokeswoman told Radio New Zealand the tsunami warning had been lifted and people were beginning to return to the sites of their homes to inspect the damage.

Civil defence officials in New Zealand, 2,685 km away from the quake's epicentre, issued an alert for the country's entire coastline after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii said a three-metre tsunami was travelling across the Pacific at about 800

km an hour, but lifted its warning after the sea rose only 40 cm at East Cape.

Russell Hunter, editor of the Samoa Observer newspaper in Apia, told Radio New Zealand at least three children were among the dead.

The main village on another small island, Manono, was reported to be underwater but most residents made it to higher ground before the tsunami hit.

Reports said tsunami warning and evacuation procedures worked well on Samoa, where most residents among the 220,000 population who lived along the 400 kilometres of coastline were moved to safety before the seas rolled in.

"It caused a lot of panic to most of the country this morning, as children are preparing to go to school and people … to work," a correspondent told Radio New Zealand.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bernard Goldberg

Bernard Richard Goldberg (born May 31, 1945 in New York City, New York), also known as Bernie Goldberg, is a ten-time Emmy Award Winning American writer, journalist, and political commentator. Goldberg is currently a commentator for Fox News and a correspondent for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

From 1972 to 1974 he worked for CBS News as a producer in Atlanta; he became a reporter in 1974 and correspondent in 1976. Goldberg frequently contributed to the CBS Evening News and CBS newsmagazines Eye to Eye with Connie Chung and 48 Hours. For CBS, he hosted two primetime documentaries, Don't Blame Me and In Your Face, America. Don't Blame Me was broadcast on May 26, 1994 and explored alleged irresponsibility of Americans. In Your Face, America, which aired on April 7, 1998, said that American culture suffers from a "coarsening" instigated by entertainment such as The Jerry Springer Show, South Park, and gangsta rap music.

In 2001, his first book, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News was published and became a number one New York Times bestseller. On an episode of the Phil Donahue talk show on MSNBC, political pundit and comedian Al Franken challenged Goldberg over a claim in Bias that a 1991 John Chancellor quote about the Soviet Union was "liberal hate speech".

Goldberg followed Bias with two more national bestsellers — Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media Elite in 2003 and 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America in 2005. Boston Globe journalist Cathy Young criticized 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America for listing mostly liberal or liberal-leaning individuals and only "a Few Token Right-Wingers". There were also many favorable comments about the book including one from Jonah Goldberg (no relation) who said, "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is a rollicking and revealing look at 100 of the most egregious obstacles on the path of our nation's return to glory" and Brent Bozell, who commented: "100 People Who Are Screwing Up America is out, and it's a wonderful read for anyone not on that list."

Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve followed in 2007, then came A Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media in 2009. Both books were also national bestsellers with A Slobbering Love Affair hitting number two on the New York Times list.

Goldberg has been awarded an Emmy for journalism ten times (six at CBS News, four at HBO). For his June 2000 segment "Dominican Free For All", in which he investigated corrupt Major League Baseball recruiting practices in the Dominican Republic, Goldberg won a Sports Emmy for "Outstanding Sports Journalism". He won that award again in 2005 for his story exposing Saudi Arabia's illegal use of young boys as camel jockeys, in 2008 for a story about post-concussion syndrome suffered by some former NFL players, and in 2009 for a story on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel about the slaughter of racehorses that were no longer making money for their owners. Goldberg received the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in 2006 for a story on the exploitation of children in the United Arab Emirates. It marked the first time that a sports program had won a duPont award.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Heidi Montag

Heidi Montag Pratt (born September 15, 1986) is an American singer and television personality. Pratt is known for appearing on the MTV reality series The Hills.


Reality TV
Born in Crested Butte, Colorado, Pratt moved to California after graduating high school where she enrolled at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.During freshman orientation, she met Lauren Conrad who was then a featured cast member on the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.After Pratt and Conrad transferred to Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles,Conrad received her own spin-off series The Hills, which premiered on May 31, 2006.Pratt was featured in the series sharing an apartment with Conrad while studying at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She eventually left the Fashion Institute in fall of 2005 when she was hired at Bolthouse Productions.According to Pratt, she dropped out because she "did not find the school challenging." Within two years, she was promoted to event planner at Bolthouse, before being fired and then re-hired.

Pratt appeared in every episode of seasons one and two of The Hills, and appeared in season three, which aired on MTV on August 13, 2007. In the summer of 2006, Pratt began dating fellow Hills cast member Spencer Pratt, a former manager of Brody Jenner. Season 2 of The Hills (which aired from January through April 2007) focused on Pratt's relationship with Pratt and its effect on her friendships with Conrad and fellow Hills cast member Audrina Patridge. On the Season 2 finale, Pratt moved out of her apartment with Conrad to live with Pratt. Although Conrad maintained the two were still friends after Pratt moved out, the friendship soon ended when Conrad blamed Pratt and Spencer for spreading rumors about a sex tape featuring her and ex-boyfriend Jason Wahler.In October 2008, the pair reportedly ended their feud.

In August 2008, Lauren Conrad expressed feelings that The Hills is "definitely reaching its end", citing the privacy pitfalls. Pratt and Spencer have expressed an interest in adopting Conrad's lead role and narrator. In a recent radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, Montag said "I think that maybe Lauren is tired of [being on the show], but we're just beginning," and that "We're not even remotely sick of it." Whereas Pratt stated that, "sometimes the narrator has to throw their hate up on the wall and pass the mic", and expressed an interest in taking The Hills to a tenth season. In April 2009, Montag signed on to appear on the reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!. Her appearance on the show, alongside husband Spencer, was criticized after the couple claimed they were subject to torture and left the show's set multiple times before returning and ultimately withdrawing.

Acting career
In November 2008, Pratt, along with Spencer, shot scenes for an episode of the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The two appeared as themselves in an episode aired in January 2009.

Music career
In February 2007, Pratt started work on an album with producer David Foster. It was also reported that she is on a one-song contract with Warner Bros., not a full studio contract as both Pratt and her then-fiance, Spencer, had claimed. On August 16, 2007, Ryan Seacrest premiered Pratt's song, "Body Language", featuring Pratt rapping, on his KIIS-FM radio show. Both Pratt and Spencer denied the song was her intended first single with Pratt telling Us Weekly that the tune, "was a song Heidi and I were doing for fun. Never would I rap on her first single!" In December 2007, another track by Pratt and produced by David Foster entitled "Touch Me" was leaked online.

On February 5, 2008, Pratt's first single, "Higher" received an online-only release on iTunes. The song and the video received a negative response from websites and readers across the internet, to which Pratt responded, "I appreciate people taking the time to write any comment."  The following month, Pratt released her second single, "No More", through iTunes. In June 2008, Pratt released two songs, her first official single, "Fashion" and "One More Drink." Pratt also revealed interest in releasing a Christian music album.

On August 18, 2008, Pratt released a song titled "Overdosin'". On April 1, 2009, she debuted her single "Look How I'm Doing" on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM show. In March 2009, Pratt hired songwriter Cathy Dennis to work on her upcoming album.

On August 23, 2009 Pratt performed live one of her songs "Body Language" during the Miss Universe 2009 pageant in the Bahamas in front of an expected worldwide audience of one billion. The song "Body Language" samples music from the number one mega hit "Situation" by Yazoo (Yaz in US) and it was performed by Pratt during the presentation of all delegates in their swimming costumes.

Fashion line
Pratt debuted her fashion line, Heidiwood, at a fashion show at the Hollywood and Highland shopping center in Hollywood on April 11, 2008. Shortly after, she promoted her line in New York City, at MTV's TRL, among other places.

Personal life
In 2005, Pratt began dating Jordan Eubanks. Pratt broke off her relationship with Eubanks in the spring of 2006, something that she has described as "the best decision of [her] life" and "something that [she] should have done earlier". After months of speculation and rumors, Pratt said in September 2007 that she had breast augmentation, collagen lip injections, and rhinoplasty in April 2007.

In May 2007, Pratt and Spencer announced their engagement. During The Hills season finale in December 2007, Pratt and Spencer broke off their engagement. During a broadcast of Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Spencer said that he was madly in love with Pratt and trying to win her back. On November 20, 2008, Pratt and Spencer had a marriage ceremony in Mexico. No family members were present and the wedding ceremony lasted 15 minutes. Pratt and Spencer married a second time on April 25, 2009 in Pasadena, California.

On March 3, 2008, Pratt's stepbrother Eric O'Hara was killed in a accident after a fall from an icy roof. O'Hara was a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and served the 82nd Airborne Division. Pratt released a statement regarding the death:

"Losing my brother at an early age is such a tragedy. I just loved him more than anything. He was just so patriotic. He really wanted to go to Iraq and help and do all that he could for his country. He felt like it was his duty. I'll really miss him."

In an April 2008 interview, Pratt said that she was a Republican and that she planned to vote for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election. Although not registered to vote when making that statement, she said that this was because she had been too busy and that she planned to register soon. In a later interview in July 2009 on the Alex Jones Radio show, Pratt retracted her Republican support and said she no longer believes in the false left-right paradigm. During the interview, Pratt cited the Documentary "The Obama Deception," created by Alex Jones, as her reason for changing her political viewpoint.

Heather Podesta

Heather Podesta is an American lobbyist working in Washington, D.C.. She is sister-in-law to former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta and husband of political aid and art collector Tony Podesta. She is the senior partner of the lobbying firm Heather Podesta + Partners. Prior to this, she worked as a Congressional aid to representatives Robert Matsui and Earl Pomeroy.

She was recently profiled by The Washington Post where she was called "The Insider's Insider," "the It Girl," and "A Storm in the Summer of the Lobbyist."

As a lobbyist, her clients include health-care giants Cigna and HealthSouth, drugmaker Eli Lilly and the breast cancer group [[Susan G. Komen] for the Cure; financial giants such as Prudential and Swiss Re; and energy giants such as Marathon Oil, the major utility Southern Co., and Climate Masters, a geothermal heating firm.

As an art collector, her husband and she are involved with the artistic investment group PodestaMattoon [1]. They were the party primarily responsible for the Smithsonian's acquisition of the original artist's sketches of the Obama hope poster.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Credit Card Debt Counseling

What is Credit Card Debt Counseling?

Interest rates on most debts incurred by debtors become increasingly high to the point that an individual's monthly payment isn't even enough to cover just the interest. Individual resort to many different credit card debt relief programs and credit card debt counseling is just one of your many possible choices. But, why should you opt for debt counseling?

This method enlists the help of professional debt counselor. Their role is to do the negotiating with your credit card company with regards to possibly reducing your current credit balance. Some might even suggest you get into a debt consolidation program once they have assessed that it would help alleviate your financial condition while eliminating credit card debt.

You will typically start off with basic money management and they would help you come up with a sound budget plan. Hence, the idea here is to not only help an individual get out of debt but to improve their financial management ability to ensure that they put an end to the debt cycle.

When To Opt for Debt Counseling?

The choices of debt relief programs are quite extensive. Hence, deciding on whether debt counseling might offer the best and most efficient debt relief method is difficult. Every credit company has their own counselors that are responsible for handling the budgeting, consumer credit, and debt management aspects. Therefore, having a reliable debt counselor will also provide the financial organization you need.

If you are still unsure, ask your credit card debt counseling agency the following questions to assess whether this credit repair service is for you:

•    How much will the service cost you?

•    How much is the percentage of payments or if there are any hidden fees?

•    What range of services do you offer? Does it meet my debt relief needs?

Once you have determined that a particular debt counseling agency provides services specific to your needs and still allow you to save some money after paying the program's services, then it should not be a bad option for debt relief.

Benefits of Debt Counselor

The presence of the debt counselor's professional advice could really boost your financial management strategies while also allowing you better insight into how you can work at resolving your debt problems. If you are undecided with opting for credit card debt counseling to provide the financial relief you need, then you need to be aware of some of the benefits you can acquire:

•    You save yourself from the hassle of having to speak and deal with your credit card companies. Your credit card debt counselor will be the one handling these negotiations for you.

•    Your debt counselor can help reduce your monthly interest rate on an existing debt.

•    The acquisition of better budgeting plan and improved financial or debt management will help ensure you pay your bills on time.

Choosing Your Debt Counselor

Now that you have become aware of what benefits you can acquire from hiring a credit card debt counselor, your next step is to choose a reliable credit card debt counselor. Below are proper guidelines that will help you evaluate a debt counselor before choosing them:

•    Research on the specific agency's reputation. Were previous clients satisfied with their service? Was it able to deliver the promise of debt relief?

•    Make sure the specific agency you are looking into has its own insurance.

•    Your debt counseling agency should be one willing to work with all credit companies. Beware of those who are willing to work only for specific companies since they could have some secret arrangement wherein both companies can profit.

•    Paying methods to your creditors. Take time to learn about what percentage goes to the agency so you can finish paying your debts within your desired time frame.

Common Credit Card Debt Settlement Mistakes

Paying off your credit card debt can be damaging to your financial status that you often resort to just about any technique or method needed to get out of that trap. However, you need to methodically analyze your decisions in terms of handling your debt settlement since they can impact your long-term financial status. Moreover, legal complications could get in the way and that's the least you want to happen with an already escalating credit card debt balance.

If you want a good credit card debt settlement, you must try to avoid any of the following methods or mistakes. Most of them include pointers on what you should avoid if you would not want your credit card debt to continue escalating.

Closing Your Account

Some people become extremely fed up with their credit card debt due to their inability to meet the rising interest rate and debt balance to settle. Therefore, most opt for the easy way out, which is to close their accounts. While this solves one aspect of your problem, it offers another type of dilemma. Doing so will cause your credit rating to take a massive dip.

Here's a solution that you can try. If you have determined to not want to use the cards, then set it aside. You need to really fulfill the promise to not use cards in any of your purchases again since it can easily add up to your debts. Meanwhile, make sure to continue settling any other existing credit card debts while you help yourself by not adding more to the damage.

Debt Consolidation

Debt consolidation is a debt relief option that is already becoming quite popular among people with debt problems. While this has helped few people settle their debts and return to a smoother financial status, it is not always the best option to relieve yourself of debt. If you're not familiar with this method, debt consolidation is when you find a new creditor that will pay off any of your existing multiple debts. Then, you will now have to settle those accounts through your new creditor. The convenience offered by debt consolidators is that you now have only one debt to settle, as opposed to multiple of them. Plus, negotiating for a low interest rate on your debts are possible but it will extend the life of your loan and payment period.

Of course, these debt consolidators don't do it if there's no benefit for them. Debtors are given up-front fee for some consolidating companies while a statement of having "third party assistance" will be reflected on your credit report.

Paying High Interest Rate

This is an obvious mistake that most debtors often make when trying to settle credit card debts. Since being able to settle all of your debt balance is also in the interest of your credit card company, then you need to negotiate a meeting point when it comes to achieving your interest rate. Once you have agreed on a lower interest rate, look into making punctual payments to avoid adding more late payment charges on your balance.

Opting To Settle Minimum Balance

This is one mistake that people often make when paying off their credit card bills that often result to rising credit card debts. When you are using credit card to make purchases, it is easy to believe you have an unlimited pool of money. That is when excessive splurging comes into play that causes unimaginable credit card debts. If you pay only the minimum balance, your creditors could care less because they will be getting a percentage of interest on that. If you can, try paying double your minimum amount in order to relieve yourself from mounting interest that could really hurt your debt and financial status.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Avoiding Credit Card Debt Relief Scams

Benefits of Debt Relief Programs

People with mounting debts can reap major benefit from debt relief programs. These programs are designed for this specific purpose but choosing the specific terms of the plans could affect each individual's financial condition differently. If you wish to free yourself off any debt, then you must choose a debt relief program that meets your needs.

For instance, debt negotiation is one common debt relief program that offers benefits to the debtor. It saves money since you will get to pay a reduced amount from the original amount of debt you owe, it will save you time as professional debt negotiators will be the one discussing this debt reduction process on your behalf. If you are able to choose a reliable and sound debt relief program, most people with debts find themselves free of debt within two or three years.

Common Scam Techniques

While there are several legitimate debt relief companies available in the industry, there are a few others who are looking to take advantage of people's urgency to settle their debts. Like with legitimate debt relief companies, they offer debtors a promise of the opportunity to become debt-free. Sadly though, they most often target individuals who are desperate to find debt relief since they cannot afford to lose their money.

There are a few common tell-tale signs that the debt relief program you are dealing with is a scam. Hence, identifying them will help you recognize whom to trust and whom not to in terms of finding solution for your debt problems.

Charging to Fix Your Credit Report

There are a few debt relief programs who offer their services of cleaning out your credit report and any errors with massive fees. This process is quite intricate, which is the reason why most people often opt to hire professionals to do it for them. However, you need to be extra careful with choosing since some of them can be outright deceptive. Another reason why such claims are considered scam is that you can fix credit report free of any charge. There are three credit bureaus from which you can acquire a free copy of your yearly credit report. When you have the copy, study it for any false information or suspicious transactions.

Loaning To Fix Bad Credit

This particular scam technique affects debtors in two ways. First, you are charged for a loan that you are not even qualified for to begin with. Therefore, the money you spend trying to settle the loan is put to waste since you could have used that trying to settle off your previous credit card debts. Next, although your creditor makes claim that you have loaned out money, you never get to receive any money. Worse thing is, these scams do not provide you with a legitimate company name so they basically run away with your money while you are left with no way to trace them.

False Identity

This is a sure sign that you are dealing with bogus credit repair companies. When they ask you to create a new credit identity to attain a high credit score, then you need to realize that this is a complete illegal move. Even if you are unfamiliar with legal laws, then everyone might be aware that creating false identity is a clear violation of law.

Therefore, make it a point to screen out the credit repair company you are dealing with before you decide to work with them. If you are serious about getting rid of any credit card debt you currently have, then opting for illegal means is not the best way to do it. Moreover, being subjected to scams would cause you money that could have been used to pay off your credit card debts.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Aspartame and MSG - Can They Cause Seizures?

Re: Aspartame and MSG - Can They Cause Seizures?

Dear Shan,

Thank you for taking the time to send in this very helpful and extensive
information. My husband was not taking aspartame to lose weight, but because he
wanted a sweetener for coffee, etc., that was OK for diabetics. Apparently, it
is not a good substance for diabetics to use - I wouldn't have known this if it
weren't for the information you sent. He has agreed to not use aspartame or MSG
- I will tell him about taking magnesium - much gratitude -

Janet A.

> My information is that both aspartame and MSG can and do cause seizures.
The evidense for aspartame especially is huge -but MSG is also what is called
an excitotoxin - effects the body in a similar way. And if your husband is
taking aspartame in an attempt to lose weight - it has been proven that
aspartame makes you gain weight.... And did you say your husband was a diabetic
- well he really should stay away from MCG too!!!
> MSG and Diabetes
> Why should MSG matter to a diabetic?MSG causes a very large insulin response
after it is ingested since there are glutamate receptors in the pancreas.
According to the following research done in Canada, ingested MSG DOES result in
higher plasma concentrations of free glutamic acid AND higher insulin levels as
well: This study alone
makes free glutamic acid's role in diseases like Diabetes extremely relevant to
the overuse of MSG and free glutamic acid in our food.
> Aspartame is highly addictive and there are a few yahoo groups especially
for those trying to stop using it. You might check them out. I had no trouble
stopping aspartame but then, I never did use it a lot . However I do know
somebody whom found it has a terrible time going off of aspartame - he finally
did but it took a couple of years. I was very surprised - this person is a man
of strong character and determination............. Anyways, your husband will
not only be a lot healthier off of aspartame and MSG but he will live longer and
find it easier to control his insulin and weight too.
> I has seizures for 49 years - I haven't had any seizures now for a few
years and have not taken any medication since October 20007. I do take lots of
magnesium though - in the form of magnesium glycinate. it seems that I am
magnesium deficient - no body ever tested me for that . Actually my
understanding is that there is not a reliable test for magnesium deficiency .
But it causes seizures among other things.
> Anyways here are some urls for aspartame and seizures as well as several
for MSG - also Dr Russell Blaylock has written a very good book about them. You
might google him and get it.
> Aspartame Is By Far, the Most Dangerous Substance On the Market That Is Added
To Foods
> Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names, NutraSweet, Equal,
Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. A few of the 90 different documented symptoms
listed in the report as being caused by aspartame include: Headaches/migraines,
dizziness, seizures, nausea, numbness, muscle spasms, weight gain, rashes,
depression, fatigue, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia, vision problems,
hearing loss, heart palpitations, breathing difficulties, anxiety attacks,
slurred speech, loss of taste, tinnitus, vertigo, memory loss, and joint pain.
Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food
additives reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
> Aspartame consumption strongly associated with migraines and seizures
> Aspartame promotes grand mal seizures, say health experts
> Interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock on devastating health effects of MSG,
aspartame and excitotoxins
> Aspartame: Killing You By Degrees, Part I
> 1995 list of aspartame reactions
> The TRUTH About Aspartame!
> If it says "SUGAR FREE" on the label DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!
Aspartame...Disguised and Deadly!Because Monsanto's artificial sweetener
aspartame (sold as "Nutrasweet," "Equal," and "Spoonful") is over 200 times
sweeter than sugar, it's a common ingredient found in "diet" foods and has
become a sweetening staple for dieters. Besides being a deadly poison (see page
42), aspartame actually contributes to weight gain by causing a craving for
carbohydrates. A study of 80,000 women by the American Cancer Society found that
those who used this neurotoxic "diet" sweetener actually gained more weight than
those who didn't use aspartame products. Find out more about the deadly health
risks posed by Monsanto's toxic sweetener on this website: Helpful Information; Stevia healty alternative;manymany
links to more info about aspartame.
> [ Why MSGTruth? ] [ Food For Thought ] [ American Restaurant Syndrome? ] [
What exactly is MSG? ] [ What Makes Me MSG Sensitive? ] [ Body Systems Affected
by MSG ] [ Disease States Affected by MSG ] [ Disease Statistics ] [ What Foods
To Avoid? ] [ What To Eat? ] [ Remedies ] [ Related Research ] [ MSG in the NEWS
] [ Recommended Reading and Videos ] [ FlowChart ]
> Dr. Russel Blaylock discusses how our food today is adulterated with
excitotoxins. Dr. Blaylock has written many books and does an excllent job
explaining how these toxins affect our bodies. He cuts through the political and
industry lies. This is a must see video.
> This is very good - shows several of the names for MSG, as well as discussed
how it kills brain cells, and causes seveal differnent diseases including
strokes etc
> MSG and Obesity
> MSG is injected into laboratory rats to induce obesity.The part of the brain
responsible for hunger - the hypothalamus, is not protected at all by the
blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier is compromised in individuals in a
hypoglycemic state, which may occur when levels of insulin - the very hormone
increased by ingesting MSG, is high. Leptin did not work on test animals that
were obese due to MSG-induced obesity. This suggests that perhaps the damage to
the hypothalamus caused by MSG, caused the hypothalamus to become resistant to
the effect of leptin. So - MSG = activated AMPK = increased appetite = decreased
energy expenditure = obesity. Glutamate is proven to cause the damage in
stroke. CoQ10 helps the body withstand metabolic stress. The very stress that
glutamate causes. Stroke is now being called an obesity-related disease, but
perhaps "MSG-related disease" would be nearer the mark, and CoQ10 is now on the
formulary for heart patients at hospitals in the U.S. By directly stimulating
the pancreas to release insulin, which drops the blood sugar, MSG can be
considered an "anti-appetite suppressant". Over-release of insulin can lead to
obesity and insulin resistance - the start of Type II Diabetes. Asthma has
already been proven to be excacerbated by MSG.
> A 40 minute interview with Dr. Russell Blaylock:
> MSG - How To Avoid The Hidden Sources
> Sufferers of monosodium glutamate (MSG)
toxicity syndromes have long been dismissed by the makers of glutamate & food
additives + by the FDA, whose labeling standards for foods containing the
controversial flavor enhancer are fairly lax. What is MSG toxicity syndrome?;
Symptoms that MSG can bring on; MSG-sensitive individuals are still at risk for
becoming severely ill from food they buy at the store or order off a menu; most
of the MSG-containing foods that cause MSG syndrome are not 99 percent pure &
are allowed to be labeled obscurely: "monopotassium glutamate," "autolyzed
yeast," "hydrolyzed soy protein" & "sodium caseinate" are examples of
ingredients that always contain MSG. more
> Dangers of MSG -- A Three-Part Series
> videos. You probably already knew that MSG could damage your brain cells. But
that is only the tip of the iceberg...
> Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Toxicity Web Page
> Truth In Labeling - The whole truth about MSG
> blessings
> Shan

> > Hello -
> >
> > I am writing because my 62-year-old husband had a grand mal seizure this
past January (his first seizure ever) - the MDs attributed it to his blood sugar
dropping (he is a diabetic), but this never really made sense, and in the end,
they confessed that they could not find the cause of the seizure, after
performing various tests (EEG, CAT scan, etc.) - the night before he had the
seizure, he had eaten some Chinese take-out food which I noticed (since I had
eaten it also) had a great deal of MSG in it...
> >
> > Early this morning, to my great distress, he had another seizure, and
someone just asked me if he uses aspartame. He does use several packets a day,
and also had a can of diet soda (with aspartame in it) last night, so he had
even more aspartame than usual before having the seizure. They want to put him
on Keppra, an anti-seizure medication, and the side effects from this medication
sound worse than the seizures themselves! (from what I read online from those
who take it...) -
> >
> > Does anyone know anything about this, or have any experience with
aspartame or MSG causing seizure activity in those sensitive to it?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > Janet A.
> >

Friday, April 17, 2009

All About The iPhone's Multi-Touch Technology

As soon as word about the iPhone’s development came out, its most awaited and most anticipated feature was the multi-touch screen display. Noting that it came out with a 3.5-inch screen, one of the largest in the mobile phone history, it is undoubtedly the best feature of this gadget. Unlike its sensors that have been merely developed into the iPhone with a new function, the multi-touch screen is an entirely new development. No other gadget has developed this feature.

This multi-touch screen allows the iPhone users to operate the entire functionality of the gadget using just the fingers. Unlike other touch screens, the iPhone need not be accompanied by a mechanical keyboard or even a stylus. Simply tapping on the screen will allow the user to access menus, dial numbers, and compose SMS or e-mail messages, and so much more. When composing messages, SMS or e-mail alike, the screen displays a virtual keyboard for inputting text. For the benefit of those who has gotten used to mechanical keyboard and might find it a little bit difficult to use a virtual keyboard, Apple has provided the iPhone with applications to address their concerns. These applications include automatic spell check, word prediction, and a customizable dictionary that is open to new word additions. Furthermore, the iPhone addresses the likelihood for typographical errors through its self-correction features.

Another unique feature of the multi-touch screen is the fact that it voids the use of scrolling wheels that are usually found at the side of other smart phones. The reason for this is that the multi-touch screen allows its user to scroll up or down through the screen’s display simply by dragging a finger towards the desired direction. The multi-touch screen refines this task by making the scroll speed directly proportional to the speed of the dragged finger.

In addition to this, the multi-touch screen revolutionizes the concept of a multi-media phone. It functions with a sensing ability that can be used for either magnifying or reducing the size of images or web pages. This multi-touch sensing feature allows the user to manipulate display sizes simply by an action similar to pinching. That is, by simply placing two fingers at either side of the object and then moving them either father apart or closer together the image sizes are changed. This does not distort any images because they are scaled and resized according to its original dimensions.

Although these are but some of the most unique features that the multi-touch screen provides, it seems as if one simply has to use the iPhone itself in order to find out the entirety of its benefits.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

10 Ways To Get Your Ex Boyfriend Back Fast

Some romantic break ups just aren't meant to be, and are worth trying to repair. Are you trying to get your ex husband or ex-boyfriend back? The first thing that you need to do, is to determine whether or not this is actually what you want to accomplish. Once you have made up your mind and have decided that you want to get your former boyfriend or spouse back, then some of the following, ten ways to get your ex boyfriend back, may be able to help.

1 - Take the time to figure out why the breakup occurred. Is there something that you can change? Sometimes people get comfortable in their relationships and let themselves go, and all it takes to repair this problem is to discover what it is and make a change.

2 - Never personally tell him that you want him back. The odds are, he is missing you too. Play a little bit hard to get and let him remember why he misses you and wants you back. Whatever you do don't overplay this card, as it could have disastrous consequences for you.

3 - Take a look at how you present yourself. Do you make an effort to dress up for your ex boyfriend, or are you too comfortable around him for that now? If you used to dress more nicely and perhaps more provocative, consider going back to that. If you dress to impress, he may find himself wanting you back.

4 - Get a little closer to his male friends to stir up a bit of jealousy. Some times all that it takes is to remind him how much he wants you back by making him a little jealous. However, a word of caution when using this tactic; it could possibly backfire on you.

5 - Think about how you talk to him, in comparison to how you used to talk to him. Talk to him the same way that you want to be spoken to if you want to reignite a romantic feeling between the two of you. Bring back the "sweet terms of endearment" you guys used when you first fell in love with each other.

6 - Ask him out after you have formed a game plan, and show him that you can still have fun together with one another. Don't worry about complicating things by working out the issues now, just show him that you guys can still have fun and watch things reignite accordingly.

7 - Force yourself to be laid back and even confident when you are around him. Do not stress yourself out worrying about talking things through with him. Most guys prefer girls that know what is best for them.

8 - Don't focus on him too hard. Don't outright ignore your ex boyfriend, but take some of your focus away from him and let him wonder about it. Tell him you're busy or just have a lot going on, rather than making it about him. Let him sit and stew, and he may end up being the one rekindling things! Once again don't overdo it.

9 - Act like you know he cares about you, but that you're not all together affected by it. The moment he realizes you're getting over him, he may be much more willing to do the chasing. Let him remember how important you are and see what happens.

10 - Show him that you can have plenty of fun without him. Don't be mean in how you act around former lover, but show him that you're having a good time with your friends and he may remember why he fell in love with you in the first place.

These 10 ways to get your ex boyfriend back are not set in stone and you should be flexible. Use your commonsense and allow the truthfulness of your love too shine through and hopefully your ex will be back in your arms before you know it.