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Monday, September 5, 2011

lol Respect The Hustle, Man Charges A Buck For A Laugh In Central Park

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:31 PM

Jason the Joke Guy from Astoria, Queens, who tells jokes for a dollar in Central Park. The 40-by-30-inch sign he carries proclaims, “Laughter Guaranteed.” He even offers refunds.

What do you call Chewbacca when he’s working with clay?
“Harry Potter,” Jason Schneider, 26, quipped for tourists from Pittsburgh who tossed a greenback into his neon green money bucket over Labor Day weekend. They laughed.
Who did the promiscuous cow sleep with?

“Udderly everyone,” he zinged. Another laugh.
What do you call a seeing-eye cow? “Hamburger helper,” he added. They laughed again.
The al fresco funnyman is at the park almost every day. He stands on the tree-shaded, midpark Mall by a bench with a plaque that reads: “When there is no wind, row,” a saying of author George Plimpton’s.

“That’s exactly what I’m doing because I couldn’t get a job,” Schneider said during down time.
He came to the city in 2007 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and applied for work at Comedy Central, HBO, Time Warner – you name it – but had no luck. Temp jobs were fun but short-lived. One was a four-day gig riding a Segway to hand out flyers in Times Square and Bryant Park.

He started telling jokes in the park in April. The first day, he made $140 in six hours. He decided to stick with it.
“He’s funnier than a lot of comedians we’ve seen in comedy clubs,” said one of the guys from Pittsburgh, Murray Shapiro, 59.
After they moved on, Schneider did dance steps by his money bucket and hoisted his “$1 Jokes” sign in the air.

“I don’t have a dollar, but I like your idea,” a jogger called out.
He told small-fry-friendly jokes when kids were in earshot. During busy moments, people waited in line for a turn.
There was no shortage of chuckles and happy customers as Schneider delivered as many as 15 jokes for every $1.

Why are sharks racist?
“Only the white ones are great,” got laughs.
Did you hear Viagra makes you deaf?
“That’s where the phrase ‘hard of hearing’ comes from.”
More laughs.

“He brightened my day,” said one customer, Mary McLean, 52, from South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Another customer even told Schneider a joke in return.
“Why do cows have hooves? Because they lac-tose,” offered Paul Tyldesley, 32, of Sheffield, England.
Get it? They lack toes.
Being funny is serious business when the audience is standing a few inches away, in the light of day. Schneider goes to a Starbucks at 6 each weekday morning for a four-hour writing session.
“I write 20 jokes a day, and maybe two are good enough to use in the park. And of those, maybe one will stick,” he said.
It took him a while to perfect his open-air delivery.
“In the beginning, sometimes people asked for their money back,” he said about his jokes that fell flat.
“Even now, if they don’t laugh, I make them take their money back. It keeps me on my toes.”

Teenaged Boy Unknowingly Kills His Own Father

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:28 PM

This is what can happen when you have no relationship with your child. SMH so sad. A man was stabbed to death by his teenaged son on Saturday after getting into a fight with the boy’s uncle. The boy had come to the rescue of the uncle and killed the attacker, having no clue it was his father since he had not been active in his life.




(HP) – Ralph Paputsakis apparently attacked his 46-year-old brother with a crowbar until his 17-year-old son intervened. The teenager didn’t even know who the man was, according to the family, as Paputsakis was not active in his life. He was stabbed multiple times with a knife.

“We’ve all been crying all night long and it’s the hardest thing I ever had to go through,” the teen’s sister, Heather Flores, told KING 5 News. “What my brother did to him, he didn’t know it was our dad. He didn’t know it. When he saw him, he just freaked out.”
According to MyNorthwest, the brother of the man killed suffered head wounds and was taken to the local hospital for evaluation.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said the case remains under investigation; it’s not yet known if any charges will be filed.
“At this point we don’t have probable cause. It appears that the boy was trying to protect his uncle,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Michael Blair told The News Tribune.

|PICS| Jim Carrey Graffiti’s His Own Home!!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:25 PM

Jim Carrey must have been feeling a little creative over the weekend and decided to graffiti the side of his NY home. It’s actually pretty dope but…what an odd thing to do.



NSFW!! When Katie Price Drinks She Gets LOOSE!!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:20 PM

Mami gets a lil too free when drunk.

51-Year-Old Frenchman Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife $14,000 For Lack Of Sex

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:09 PM

A 51-year-old Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $14,000 for being a dud in bed during their 21 years of marriage.

A judge in Nice ruled that the legal code stipulating married couples must agree to a “shared communal life,” implied that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage.”
He ruled that meant the woman’s complaint of a lack of fire in the bedroom constituted grounds for divorce, London’s Daily Telegraph reported.

The 47-year-old wife wasn’t satisfied, though, and demanded 10,000 Euros in compensation for “lack of sex” during her two decades with her husband.
The ex-husband – identified in court papers only as Jean-Louis B. – blamed “tiredness and health problems” for his failure to perform.

An appeals court judge in Aix-en-Provence ruled in the wife’s favor.
“A sexual relationship between husband and wife is the expression of affection they have for each other, and in this case it was absent,” the judge ruled.
“By getting married, couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly implies they will have sex with each other.”

Man With No Health Insurance Dies After Minor Tooth Infection Spreads To Brain

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:07 PM

An unemployed Cincinnati man with no health insurance died after a tooth infection spread to his brain because he couldn’t afford treatment.



Kyle Willis, 24, came down with a toothache two weeks ago and was told he needed to have one of his wisdom teeth removed.

But Willis – whose uncle is famed bass player Bootsy Collins – decided to tough it out because he was out of work and couldn’t afford the treatment.
Soon after, he began getting headaches and his face swelled, so he went to an emergency room. He was told an infection was in danger of spreading to his brain.
“The [doctors] gave him antibiotic and pain medication, but he couldn’t afford to pay for the antibiotic, so he chose the pain meds, which was not what he needed,” Willis’ aunt Patti Collins told WLWT-TV.

While Willis’ discomfort subsided, the infection continued to spread, causing lethal swelling in his brain.
Willis died Wednesday, Collins said.
“He should have gone to the dentist to take care of the toothache, and it wouldn’t have escalated to all of this,” she said.
He leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter.
Experts say Willis’ story is not unique, but such a deadly situation can usually be stopped by simple, preventative dental procedures.
“People don’t realize that dental disease can cause serious illness,” Dr. Irvin Silverstein of the University of California at San Diego told ABCNews. “People end up dying, and these are the most treatable, preventable diseases in the world.”

Snooki’s Getting Married?!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:04 PM

Can you imagine the wedding that would go down when Snooks got married?! *insert Italian curse word here*! It would be CRAY. The guidette recently posted some things on her Twitter account that makes us think this wedding is coming sooner than later!




“This time we might be going to the chapel. I mean, it’s that serious now!”

“Well, I’m not really ready yet, but in the future: definitely!”


Good thing she’s not serious yet! She might want to wait a little while and make sure dude is still around after the Jersey Shore fame dies down!!!

24 People Shot In 24 Hours, Mayor Bloomberg Calls For Tougher Gun Laws

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 1:01 PM





24 New Yorkers were hit by gunfire, one fatally, over 24 hours of violence this weekend, prompting Mayor Bloomberg to call the bloody stretch “unconscionable” and demand action from Washington.

The eruption of shootings from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday left the mayor livid and the parents of three wounded children distraught and angry.
Police said the two dozen victims were shot in 14 separate incidents in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. As of last night, no arrests had been made in any of the shootings.
“These people come with guns and shoot at anyone. They don’t care if there are children around,” said Charles Walters, 53, whose 11-year-old son, Shaquan, was the youngest of eight people wounded early yesterday at a backyard party in the Bronx by a lone gunman.
Shaquan was shot in the right leg and was recovering yesterday at Jacobi Medical Center. A 14-year-old girl was shot in the back and a 13-year-old girl was wounded in the left thigh in the 3:39 a.m. barrage.

Five young men – ages 17, 18, 19, 21 and 24 – were also wounded in the shooting on E. 221st St. in Williamsbridge and taken to local hospitals, cops said. They were expected to survive.
As police hunted for the suspect, who they identified as 17-year-old Oneil Dasilva of Mount Vernon, Bloomberg went ballistic yesterday, demanding stiffer federal gun laws.
The mayor said 24 people shot in 24 hours in the city “is just unconscionable.”
“We cannot tolerate it,” Bloomberg said while speaking at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn. “There are just too many guns on the streets and we have to do something about it.”
New York has the toughest gun laws in the country, but Bloomberg said the city alone cannot stop the onslaught of shootings. “We need the federal government to step up,” he said.
Bloomberg is a co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and has lobbied Washington repeatedly to beef up gun laws.

The mayor called on all federal politicians, regardless of party, to get on the same page .
“Both ends of Pennsylvania Ave., both sides of the aisle,” he said. “We cannot continue to have these guns in the hands of kids who don’t understand the value of life.”
Overall, gun violence in the city is down 5.9% from last year. As of Aug. 28, 1,123 people had been shot in New York this year, according to the NYPD.
In the 24 hours of bloodshed, only one victim was fatally shot, a 30-year-old man found just after 2 a.m. yesterday with bullet wounds in the head and back in a home on E. 93rd St. in Flatbush.

The cycle of gun violence began about 6 a.m. Saturday when a 35-year-old woman was shot and wounded at Saratoga Ave. and Newport St. in Brooklyn.
During one 18-minute stretch between 2:12 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. yesterday, five men were shot in three separate incidents, including three wounded at a house on Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Park, Queens.

|Video| 50 Cent Gives Floyd Mayweather Advice With “Money Phone” on Mayweather/Ortiz HBO

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 12:59 PM

Floyd Mayweather took to twitter yesterday to express his unhappiness with the 2nd episode of HBO’s Mayweather vs. Ortiz 24/7, but in this clip 50 Cent gave Mayweather some advice using their ‘money phones’ that Mayweather won betting on a NFL preseason game (Mike Tyson makes a small cameo in the clip).

The Dream May Release Another Free Album…Soon!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 12:53 PM

The Dream, aka Terius Nash, dropped a full album last week…completely free of charge. After a lot of positive feedback, it seems like he’s about to do another one!

Things That Trigger Sex!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 12:51 PM

In these postings are some of the tings that cause obsession with sex. Those perfectly innocent but provocative images and so on.

she works out lol

Porn Star That Tested HIV Positive Last Week is Now Testing HIV Negative!!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 12:34 PM

A week ago, a positive HIV test result sent shockwaves through the whole porn industry, and forced an immediate shut down of all tapings. However, now that same person (unnamed as of yet), is testing negative. The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based national trade organization to the adult entertainment industry, recommended that the filming moratorium be lifted as it looks into the reasons for the false positive test.


“After discussion with our medical expert, he has advised that it would be appropriate for production to resume and the focus of attention [be] brought to those who had worked with the performer. That group is already receiving care,” the group’s executive director, Diane Duke, said in a statement.

The performer, whose name, age and gender were not released, received the initial positive results at a Florida testing facility that Duke said did not appear to have procedures in place for testing first- and second-generation partners or for follow-up care.

Local production companies were notified Aug. 29 of the test outcome and agreed to hold off on filming. Those who had been in scenes with the performer were contacted and urged to get tested.
The performer’s subsequent test was administered by the Adult Performer Health and Safety Services, which is run by the Free Speech Coalition and recently launched a database that will allow porn industry agents and producers access to results from testing facilities.
“Industry self-regulation and best practices are alive and well in the adult entertainment industry,” Duke said.

Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, however, said that although he is glad to hear about the performer’s negative results, he takes issue with a health screening process that does not include public health officials.
“Subsequent tests showed the person to be negative, but in terms of validating how all of this was being handled, we still don’t really know,” Weinstein said.

“We don’t know how they validated it,” he said. “It’s like if you were dealing with mine safety or construction or food contamination, and we would have to be satisfied with what the company involved is telling us about it. The whole scare around this and the confusion that it’s generated just reinforce that relying on testing to protect the performers is wrong.”
Weinstein’s organization has been pushing health and safety officials to mandate condom use in adult films and is gathering signatures for a petition to put a measure on the June 2012 ballot that would force filmmakers to submit to periodic city inspections and limit Los Angeles filming permits to companies whose performers use condoms.
California industry standards request that adult film performers get tested every 30 days and show proof of a negative test before production.

|Video| Meek Mill ft. NH – Realest U Ever Seen

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 10:49 AM

Check out the visuals to this cut off Meek’s “Dream Chasers” mixtape

|Video| Tennis: Rafael Nadal Cramps Up & Collapses At Press Conference

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 10:47 AM

Rafael Nadal rolled his head back, squeezed his eyes shut, covered his contorted face with his left arm and leaned awkwardly in the leather chair used by players during U.S. Open news conferences.


Frozen by the leg cramps that simultaneously hit his right hamstring and thigh about two hours after he’d won his third-round match, Nadal stopped taking reporters’ questions and paused between deep breaths to plead in Spanish, “Can you call a trainer for me, please?”
Then slowly — and scarily to those watching, because it was unclear at that moment to anyone but Nadal himself exactly what was wrong — the defending champion slithered out of the chair and went down to the ground, hidden from view by a table. Within minutes, Nadal was sitting up, and then standing, after being given bags of ice to soothe his painful leg and bottles of water and Gatorade to drink.



Even if it all amounted to nothing serious from a medical standpoint — as Nadal and his manager would later insist, chuckling — it was a bizarre scene, one at least as memorable as anything that took place on court Sunday at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.
“It’s bad luck it happened here,” Nadal said, “and not in the locker room.”
His point was that tennis players often deal with cramps, particularly after competing in the sort of conditions Nadal did while beating 2002 Wimbledon runner-up David Nalbandian 7-6 (5), 6-1, 7-5 on a muggy afternoon with the temperature in the 80s.
“It’s just something that happens. It’s just unfortunate it happened in front of you all,” 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick told reporters after a straight-set victory over Julien Benneteau to get to the fourth round. “Every single player in there has had that happen before. Every single one. What we do — we run around, run miles and miles and miles and miles on the tennis court in nasty weather — (and) you throw nerves in there. I mean, it happens. As long as it doesn’t happen during a match, you’re fine.”
Roddick continued: “Cramps are fine. It’s not an injury. A cramp is a cramp. When you go to bed and your foot cramps, it’s the same thing.”
With No. 28 John Isner and unseeded Donald Young also winning Sunday, and No. 8 Mardy Fish advancing Saturday, Roddick is part of the first quartet of American men to reach the U.S. Open’s fourth round since 2003.
Others moving on included 2008 runner-up Andy Murray, who beat No. 25 Feliciano Lopez 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 at night; No. 5 David Ferrer, Roddick’s next opponent; No. 12 Gilles Simon, who got past 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (3); and unseeded Gilles Muller, who will face Nadal for a quarterfinal berth.
Much earlier Nadal dealt with two too-close-for-comfort sets and was treated by a trainer for a blister on his right foot during an injury timeout.
The 76th-ranked Nalbandian went up a break in the fifth game and served for the first set at 5-4, but he double-faulted on break point. Then, at 3-all in the tiebreaker, Nalbandian double-faulted again, helping the second-seeded Nadal nose ahead. After a quick second set, Nalbandian broke to begin the third, but Nadal broke right back and wound up finishing things in a little more than 2½ hours.
“I was happy about almost everything today,” Nadal said. “I think my movements worked pretty well, and the forehand worked really well, and the backhand, too.”
Notice that he did not mention his serve.
So far he’s not been nearly as dominant as he was along the way to completing a career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open a year ago. In 2010, he lost a total of five service games in seven matches; in 2011, he’s already been broken nine times through three matches.
On court, though, he’s never looked as vulnerable as he did Sunday, slumped in a chair at a news conference.

Virgins Get Free Entry At Chinese Festival

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 10:41 AM

China is finding new and interesting ways to reward its virgins. Apparently, young Chinese ladies who still have their V-cards can gain free entry to a popular Chinese festival. Wonder if that would work here? lol



Women who were born before September 17, 1989, and have not “done it” can enter the “Zhouluo Wild Osmanthus Fragrans Festival” for free, reports Shanghai Daily. Of course, valid identification is required.

The festival, which runs from September 17 to 25 will be held at a nature park, Zhouluo Scenic Resort, located in Liuyang, in China’s Hunan Province. The festival celebrates the osmanthus fragrans, or tea olive, and compares it to a “pure and simple female.”

As for proof of virginity: “We are simply trusting in their honesty,” Zhou Lushen, marketing director for the group that manages the Zhouluo Scenic Area, told the Global Post
According to Zhou, the free tickets are a gesture of kindness towards the female community. And, because free tickets couldn’t be offered to all women, a small group was singled out.

SEXY! Two Tattoo's of the day! |NSFW| 9/5/2011

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 10:18 AM

Both of these sexy tattoo's are a treat!






Tattoo 1:


Tattoo 2 is NSFW, CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Suspected gunman, 17, on loose after shooting eight people, including three children, at house party

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:49 AM

We posted a story about it earlier today, but as the day progressed, more details and emerged and we’ve got a mug shot! Investigators are looking for a 17-year-old suspect, identified as Oneil Dasilva of Mount Vernon, New York after the rampage at a garden party in the Bronx, New York early this morning, police said.




A teen gunman is on the loose after shooting eight people, including three children, at a garden party in the Bronx, New York early this morning, police said.
Investigators are looking for a 17-year-old suspect, identified as Oneil Dasilva of Mount Vernon, New York, after the rampage.

A 24-year-old man was rushed to Montefiore North Division in critical condition after the gunman opened fire indiscriminately, the New York Daily News reported.
The victim is fighting for his life after being shot twice in the chest during the 3.39am attack on East 221st Street in Williamsbridge, officials said.
The suspect sprayed the party with gunfire following some sort of dispute, blasting an 11-year-old boy in the right leg, a 13-year-old girl in the left thigh and a 14-year-old girl in the back.

The children were rushed to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, the Daily News reported.
Four young men, aged 18, 19, 21 and 24 were also shot and taken to local hospitals, cops said. They were expected to survive.

It was not clear who was the gunman’s intended target or if he had a motive, police said.
Police searched the house and its back yard and interviewed the remaining guests.
A group of about 10 party-goers, still hanging out on the front porch of the large single family home this morning, declined to speak to a Daily News reporter.

|Video| Toddlers & Tiaras Fury Continues: 3-Year-Old Dressed in “Pretty Woman” Prostitute Costume

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:45 AM

These beauty pageant mothers need a psychiatric evaluation!!! Earlier this week, the internet was in an uproar over 4-year-old Maddy’s fake breasts and butt padding for her Dolly Parton costume. Now, people are even more outraged by a new clip of a 3-year-old dressed up as Julia Roberts in the opening scene of the film Pretty Woman in which she is a prostitute.




|Video| 2 Women May Face 30 Years Over Tweets

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:42 AM

A former teacher turned radio commentator and a math tutor who lives with his mother sit in a prison in southern Mexico, facing possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage in what may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using a Twitter social network account.




Prosecutors say the defendants helped cause a chaos of car crashes and panic as parents in the Gulf Coast city of Veracruz rushed to save their children because of false reports that gunmen were attacking schools.

Gerardo Buganza, interior secretary for Veracruz state, compared the panic to that caused by Orson Welles’ 1938 radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds.” But he said the fear roused by that account of a Martian invasion of New Jersey “was small compared to what happened here.”
“Here, there were 26 car accidents, or people left their cars in the middle of the streets to run and pick up their children, because they thought these things were occurring at their kids’ schools,” Buganza told local reporters.

The charges say the messages caused such panic that emergency numbers “totally collapsed because people were terrified,” damaging service for real emergencies.
Veracruz, the state’s largest city, and the neighboring suburb of Boca del Rio were already on edge after weeks of gunbattles involving drug traffickers. One attack occurred on a major boulevard. In another, gunmen tossed a grenade outside the city aquarium, killing an tourist and seriously wounding his wife and their two young children.

On Aug. 25, nerves were further frayed when residents saw armed convoys of marines circulating on the streets, making some think a confrontation with gangs was imminent.
That is when Gilberto Martinez Vera, who works as a low-paid tutor at several private schools, allegedly opened the floodgates of fear with repeated messages that gunmen were taking children from schools.

“My sister-in-law just called me all upset, they just kidnapped five children from the school,” Martinez tweeted.
In fact, no such kidnappings occurred that day. Defense lawyer Claribel Guevara said the rumors already had started and that Martinez Vera was just relaying what others told him. She said he never claimed to have firsthand knowledge of the incident.
But in a subsequent tweet about the kidnap rumor, he said, “I don’t know what time it happened, but it’s true.” He also tweeted that three days earlier, “they mowed down six kids between 13 and 15 in the Hidalgo neighborhood.” While a similar attack occurred, it didn’t involve children.

Prosecutors say the rumors were also sent by Maria de Jesus Bravo Pagola, who has worked as a teacher, a state arts official and a radio commentator. She says she was just relaying such messages to her own Twitter followers.
“How can they possibly do this to me, for re-tweeting a message? I mean, it’s 140 characters. It’s not logical,’” said Guevara, quoting her client.
Better known on the radio and social networks as “Maruchi,” her Facebook site now features the Twitter logo, a little bluebird, blindfolded and standing in front of the scales of justice, with the slogan “I too am a TwitTerrorist.”

Online petitions are circulating to demand her release, and the pair’s cause has been taken up by human rights groups that call the charges exaggerated. Amnesty International says officials are violating freedom of expression and it blames the panic on the uncertainty many Mexicans feel amid a drug war in which more than 35,000 people have died over the past five years.
“The lack of safety creates an atmosphere of mistrust in which rumors that circulate on social networks are part of people’s efforts to protect themselves, since there is very little trustworthy information,” Amnesty wrote in a statement on the case.

In violence-wracked cities in the northern state of Tamaulipas, citizens and even authorities have used Twitter and Facebook to warn one another about shootouts.
Anita Vera, Martinez Vera’s 71-year-old mother, said her 48-year-old son still lives at her house with his girlfriend. She said he told her that had posted his messages after the panic had already started.

“He told me “Mom, I didn’t start any of this, I just transmitted what I was told,’” Vera Martellis said after visiting her son in prison.
“He used the computer, but I swear that my son never wanted to do anybody harm, or start a revolution, like they say he did,” said Vera, who ekes out a living selling flowers.
Raul Trejo, an expert on media and violence at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, said the terrorism charge is unwarranted, but described the case as “a very incautious use of Twitter.”

He noted that in Mexico, “Twitter has been used by drug traffickers to create panic with false warnings.” In one case, a wave of messages about impending violence shut down schools, bars and restaurants in the central city of Cuernavaca last year.

Trejo said Twitter users must learn “not to believe everything, and simply take the Twitter messages as an indication that some (report) is making the rounds.”
But the real problem appears to be that governments cannot prevent drug cartel violence or even accurately inform citizens about it. Local news media are often so battered by kidnappings and killings of reporters that, in many states, they are loath to report about it.

“These Twitter users had accounts with a few hundred followers,” Trejo noted. “If these lies grew, it is not so much because they propagated them, but because in Veracruz as in most of the rest of the country, there is such a lack of public safety that the public is inclined to believe unconfirmed acts of violence … The government doesn’t make clear what is happening.”
Defense attorneys also say their clients were held incommunicado for almost three days, unable to see a lawyer.
It appears one of the most serious sets of charges ever brought for sending or resending Twitter messages.

Tweeter Paul Chambers was fined 385 pounds and ordered to pay 2,000 pounds ($3,225) in prosecution costs last year for tweeting that if northern England’s Robin Hood Airport didn’t reopen in time for his flight, “I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”
Venezuelan authorities last year charged two people with spreading false information about the country’s banking system using Twitter and urging people to pull money out of banks. They could serve nine to 11 years in prison if convicted.
In 2009, a Chinese woman was sentenced to a year in a labor camp for posting a satirical Twitter message about the Japan pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.

McDonald’s Making Big Change in Overseas Menu

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:38 AM

McDonalds is making a change to its overseas menu– and it’s seems like a bad but good idea LOL Hit the jump to find out what the Golden arches are up to and tell us what you think! Would you want them to do that to the menus here?



LONDON — You know it’s fattening, but now the hard numbers – 490 calories – may force you to rethink buying that Big Mac in Britain.
About 1,200 McDonald’s restaurants in the U.K. will this week begin displaying the calorie count of each food and drink item on their wall-mounted menu boards, as part of a government-led program to fight obesity and promote healthier eating, the chain said Sunday.
McDonald’s already puts calorie information on its Web site and the back of its tray liners, but this is the first time the figures will be displayed prominently in its restaurants outside the U.S.

The chain has similar calorie menu boards in New York City, which became the first in the U.S. to put a calorie-posting law in place in 2008.
The British program is voluntary, and relies on partnering companies to fulfill their health pledges. Aside from calorie labeling, McDonald’s has also promised to remove artificial trans fats from its products, although it did not sign up to a salt reduction pledge.
Other chains that have signed up to the British Department of Health calorie display program include KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.

Wrestling Legend Kurt Angle Arrested!!!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:27 AM

Wrestling legend Kurt Angle was arrested early this morning on charges of driving under the influence.



Law enforcement tells TMZ … Angle’s car was spotted by another driver … swerving between lanes on I-66. Angle was busted by Virginia State Troopers, who responded to the call, and taken to Warren County Jail.


He posted $2,000 bond and was released at 3:31 AM.
Angle won the gold medal in wrestling at the 1996 Olympics before turning to professional wrestling. He made his name in the WWE and is currently under contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

|Video| Steve Nash Busts Some Moves Onstage With Nas at Rock The Bells Concert

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:25 AM

LOL check out Steve Nash getting down onstage during Nas’ performance at the Rock The Bells concert.

Katia Could Become A Major Hurricane!!

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:19 AM

According to the National Hurricane Center, Katia intensified rapidly to become a Category 2 storm on Sunday as it spun through the Atlantic.




(CNN)–At 11 a.m. ET, Katia had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and was moving to the northwest at about 12 mph, the center said. It was 360 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.



“Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Katia could become a major hurricane by Monday,” the center said.



Surf swells were primarily affecting the northern Lesser Antilles, but were expected to subside Monday. Swells could hit Bermuda in the coming days, the center said. “These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”



Katia’s likely path puts it on a trajectory northwest through the Atlantic, getting closer to the U.S. East Coast toward the end of the week.

Gulf Coast Soldiers Through Severe Flooding From Tropical Storm Lee

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 9:14 AM

While New Orleans has braved Tropical Storm Lee without any major problems, residents of other communities on the Gulf Coast soldiered through severe flooding Sunday from the plodding, drenching storm. State and local officials — plus the Facebook page for Louisiana’s emergency management division and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu — reported flooding in numerous Louisiana parishes including Iberia, Terrebone, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Jefferson. Mississippi has also been hard hit. A news release Sunday from its emergency management agency points to several flooded roads and damaged homes in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Stone counties. And the website for Entergy, a major utility in the area, shows mostly pockets of power outages as far west as the Houston suburbs and as far north as Arkansas.

Centered over southern Louisiana, the storm continued to pump out rain — as much as 20 inches expected in spots through Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center — as it chugged northward Sunday toward the Tennessee Valley. In an advisory, the center warned, “These rains are expected to cause extensive flooding.” As of Sunday afternoon, the storm had caused numerous headaches but not the devastation of last week’s Hurricane Irene, which killed more than 40 people and left millions without power. Nor has it compared, thus far, with Hurricane Katrina, which killed more than 1,000 people in Louisiana, Mississippi and other Gulf states.

Robert Green was one of those directly affected by Katrina, which killed his mother and granddaughter and caused much of his house to literally float away. On Sunday, the resident of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward tracked the storm and prepared for the worst. “We’re making sure that we keep up with what’s going on with the storm, so that what happened in 2005 doesn’t happen again,” he said. “If you live in fear, you don’t live as well … And you realize that you just have to be prepared and listen and move if you need to move.” In a press conference in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon, Landrieu characterized Lee as a “very stubborn, persistent, slow-moving unpredictable event.” He noted that the storm, by then, had dumped 10 to 13 inches of rain on the city and brought wind gusts of up to 50 mph that caused minor flooding and prompted 60 calls to authorities for downed trees.

Yet New Orleans is otherwise fully functional, with all 24 pump stations in the city “100% operational” and just more than 200 people without power, down significantly from Saturday, the mayor said. The mayor, though, warned residents not to be complacent, especially with continued tornado threats and rain bands that could dump between 2 to 4 inches at a time and cause flash floods. “We’re not out of the woods yet,” Landrieu said. Other Gulf coast communities, however, have experienced more severe flooding. That includes the city of Mandeville, across Lake Pontchartrain, which was buried Sunday beneath feet of water.

“Normally there is a street here,” said Gerard Braud, who sent CNN iReport videos from flooded areas of the city Sunday. Mailboxes were barely sticking out over the water. Coastal residents knew the storm was coming, and many took precautions. “We are a sturdy people. All Gulf Coasters are willing and able to weather any storm,” said Andrew Kaile of Metairie, Louisiana, just west of New Orleans, in an iReport Saturday. As of 4 p.m. CT Sunday, Lee was moving north over south-central Louisiana at about 5 mph. Its center was about 30 miles north-northeast of Lafayette, Louisiana, and 110 miles from New Orleans. Lee may become stationary at some point before moving northeast or east-northeast by late Sunday, gradually weakening as it moves over southern Louisiana on Sunday and then through southern Mississippi by late Monday, the center said. “It will … be a long, slow trip through the Southeast into the Appalachians,” said CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras. “Heavy rain and inland flooding continue to be the greatest concern.”

Lee “is expected to connect with a cold front moving through the Great Lakes today,” Jeras said. “This will bring rain up and down the Eastern seaboard on Monday and will cause heavy travel delays for most major metropolitan areas on the Labor Day holiday. In addition, the cold front will bring 1 to 3 inches of rain to the already flood-weary Northeast, including Vermont and New York, that were hit hard by (Hurricane) Irene.” A tropical storm warning was in effect for Destin, Florida, westward to Morgan City, Louisiana, including New Orleans, the center said. A warning was discontinued from Morgan City westward to Sabine Pass, Texas. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal urged state residents Saturday to “use extreme caution.” He noted that some roads were already flooded. Ten parishes issued emergency declarations and called on residents to pay attention to weather advisories and flood warnings. In Alabama, officials shut the Port of Mobile due to rough seas. By Sunday afternoon, water levels were as high as 2 to 4 feet above ground level over parts of the Louisiana coast, and up to 3 feet above ground level along the Mississippi and Alabama coasts, the hurricane center said.

A storm surge of more than 2 feet was recorded just south of Morgan City, Louisiana, at Amerada Pass, the center said. The storm could trigger tornadoes over southern portions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and the Florida panhandle and extreme southwestern Georgia. The storm forced oil and gas producers to halt operations in the region amid threats of flooding in New Orleans, as well as parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Some energy producers evacuated employees ahead of the storm. About 60% of oil production in the Gulf and more than half of natural gas production have been shut down, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.

In Biloxi, Mississippi, crews worked in advance to clean storm drains and catch basins on streets prone to flooding ahead of the expected storm. “The good news is that, at this time, with the projections we’ve seen, we don’t expect any issues with river flooding, because the rivers are low,” said Sgt. Milton Houseman, the city’s emergency manager.

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