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Obama Divorce Bombshell: Reality or Rumor? (Photos and videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 17, 2014

The whole world was heated up last couple of days just couple of days before the first lady’s birthday due to Obama’s divorce news and now most of those news are already removed from their sites.

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Photographer’s Son’s Cuteness Is Just Unbearable

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 25, 2012

Cute Piano Kid

Our hearts melted when we came across a photo of toddler Ethan and had to share with the world (you can thank us after you click through the gallery). We’ve had quite a few contenders that could be entered into a “most adorable baby ever”competition here on HuffPost Parents, but Ethan has a few advantages — chubby cheeks, hipster sweaters and a photographer dad, Dotun Ayodeji. Sometimes, when you’re that cute and your parent is a talented photographer, the “OMG” factor can be almost too much to handle. (More proof: Kayla, Kristin and Henry). Click through the slideshow below, say AWW for as long as you need, then let us know in the comments — who are the cute kids in your life?

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Reagan-Appointed Judge: Deregulation Movement Made ‘A Fundamental Mistake’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 25, 2012

Apparently the financial crisis was a big enough disaster to convince even some of the firmest deregulation advocates that they were wrong.

Federal judge Richard Posner said his one-time support for deregulating the financial industry was based on a “basic misunderstanding,” in an interview with Eliot Spitzer on Current TV. His about-face is all the more noteworthy because Posner was appointed by Ronald Reagan, the president known to advocate for leaving businesses alone.

“I was an advocate of the deregulation movement and I made — along with a lot of other smart people — a fundamental mistake, which is that deregulation works fine in industries which do not pervade the economy,” he said in the appearance on Spitzer’s “Viewpoint.” “The financial industry undergirded the entire economy and if it is made riskier by deregulation and collapses in widespread bankruptcies as what happened in 2008, the entire economy freezes because it runs on credit.”

Posner’s comments come at a time when regulators are struggling to implement some of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which attempts to place curbs on Wall Street. One example: After failing to put rules in place to rein in money market funds — which some critics blame in part for the financial collapse — the SEC and other regulators are scrambling to find another way to deal with them, according to The New York Times. Read the rest of this entry »

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Artist Samuel Silva’s Incredible Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 24, 2012

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Look closely… it may be hard to hard to believe but the images below are actually drawings made by Portugal-based attorney, Samuel Silva. Silva, who describes his art as a “hobby,” uses standard ballpoint pens for many of his drawings, sometimes working on a piece for over 45 hours.

Samuel Silva’s Incredible Ballpoint Pen Drawings
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“Baby Cradled in Dad’s Hands”
“Baby Cradled in Dad’s Hands” – BIC Ballpoint Pen
Original size: 75 % of an A2 paper sheet

For his “Redhead Girl,” based on the photograph by Russian photographer Kristina Taraina, he used seven different colored ballpoint pens which took some 30 hours to finish. To create such vibrant colors, Silva “cross hatches” in layers to give off the illusion of additional hues and depth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tom Morello & Paul Ryan At Odds As Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Rejects His Appreciation

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 19, 2012

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Paul Ryan has previously cited Rage Against the Machine as his favorite band, but the group’s guitarist isn’t returning the niceties. In a blistering op-ed published Thursday night on Rolling Stone‘s website, Tom Morello blasts Mitt Romney’s new VP choice as “the embodiment of the machine our music rages against.”

In painting Ryan as antithetical to progress, Morello compares the Congressman’s appreciation of RATM to Charles Manson’s love for The Beatles and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s liking for Bruce Springsteen.

At the heart of Morello’s distaste for Ryan is “his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent.” He goes on to say Ryan has plenty of “rage,” but claims its “A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment.”

The Grammy-winning guitarist has a history of outspoken activism. Together with actor Mark Ruffalo and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, he has recently advocated for a “Robin Hood Tax” which would levy a tax on all financial transactions. That money would then be used to assist those who suffered at the hands of the recession.

Morello also put out a call for 10,000 guitarists to join him in an Occupy Wall St. “guitarmy” in April.

It’s been a rough week for the Romney-Ryan ticket. The Silversun Pickups sent Romney a similarly scathing cease-and-desist when it was revealed that the campaign had played their song “Panic Switch” at an event. A spokeswoman for Romney said that though the song was played without permission, the use was legal because it was covered under a blanket licensing agreement. The campaign said the song was not a part of their regularly used playlist and would not be used again. Read the rest of this entry »

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Katrina Darling Playboy Photos: Kate Middleton’s Cousin Poses For Racy Mag’s September 2012 Cover (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 16, 2012

katrina darling playboy

Katrina Darling, who’s a distant cousin ofKate Middleton, has used her royal connections well to her advantage.

No, the 22-year-old ex-banker isn’t trying to finagle a palace to reside in or an all-expense paid education to a plum college. She’s wearing crown-shaped pasties while working as a burlesque dancer in New York City — and she just dropped… wait for it… a Playboy photo shoot.

Darling’s Playboy pictorial, as we first told you back in June, comes with the magazine’s September 2012 issue. Not only does she get a huge racy spread, but homegirl has landed the entire COVER. (Nice hustle, Katrina’s publicist.)

There are seemingly no nudes, but there are eight pages of pics inside the issue, including a topless photo. On the cover, the brunette poses, doe-eyed, in some strappy black lingerie — looking a wee bit Photoshopped. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update As Per 13th of August

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2012

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 46 29 29 104
2 38 27 23 88
3 29 17 19 65
4 24 26 32 82
5 13 8 7 28
6 11 19 14 44
7 11 11 12 34
8 8 9 11 28
9 8 4 5 17
10 7 16 12 35
11 7 14 17 38
12 7 1 5 13
13 6 6 8 20
14 6 5 9 20
15 6 2 5 13
16 5 3 6 14
17 4 5 3 12
18 4 4 4 12
19 4 3 3 10
20 4 0 2 6
21 3 10 4 17
22 3 5 9 17
23 3 2 1 6
24 3 1 3 7
25 3 1 2 6
26 2 5 5 12
27 2 5 2 9
28 2 4 5 11
29 2 4 3 9
30 2 2 6 10
30 2 2 6 10
32 2 2 1 5
33 2 2 0 4
34 2 1 2 5
35 2 1 1 4
36 1 5 12 18
37 1 4 3 8
38 1 3 4 8
39 1 3 3 7
39 1 3 3 7
41 1 1 3 5
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
42 1 1 2 4
45 1 1 1 3
46 1 1 0 2
47 1 0 3 4
47 1 0 3 4
49 1 0 1 2
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
50 1 0 0 1
55 0 2 4 6
56 0 2 3 5
57 0 2 1 3
58 0 2 0 2
59 0 1 3 4
60 0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
60 0 1 2 3
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
63 0 1 1 2
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
69 0 1 0 1
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
75 0 0 2 2
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1
79 0 0 1 1

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Forbes’ 15 Highest Earning Authors List (PHOTOS)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 14, 2012

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James Patterson: $94 million

James Patterson: $94 million

Yesterday, Forbes released their annual list of the world’s highest earning authors.

Stephen King: $39 million

Stephen King: $39 million

Unsurprisingly, thriller kings James Patterson and Stephen King come in at numbers 1 and 2. Janet Evanovich came in third, with estimated earnings of $33 million, one of several women on the list this year.

Favorite YA/middlegrade series writers also made their list: Suzanne Collins (“The Hunger Games” series), Stephenie Meyer (“Twilight” series), JK Rowling (“Harry Potter” series), Jeff Kinney (“WImpy Kid” series) and Rick Riordan (“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series). Read the rest of this entry »

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NASA ‘Morpheus’ Craft Crashes During Test Flight, Explodes At Kennedy Space Center (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 11, 2012

 

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Children Of Divorce: How Kids Are Affected By Splits

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 10, 2012

By Natasha Burton

We asked adult children of divorce to share how their parents’ splits affected their lives in the long run, for better or for worse. This story came to us from Crystal Pearson, age 50.* (As told to Natasha Burton.)

My parents’ divorce would have screwed me up a lot less if they’d bothered telling me about it.

When they split up, I was in elementary school and I had no idea that there were any problems between them. As an adult, I can look back and see that I should’ve been able to put things together, like the fact that my mother’s boyfriends magically showed up whenever Dad went on extended trips, and so forth.

But if my parents fought they hid it well — with the sole exception of the fight they had the night they separated. (I found out as an adult that my dad had actually caught her in the sack with one of those aforementioned guys.)

That night, my father told me that we were “moving out of state” immediately and that Mom would join us “sometime.” I wasn’t sure why we had to be gone so fast, but I did my best to try to help with the packing. I was actually excited because I loved traveling and was looking forward to living in a new state.

I had no relationship with my mother following the move. A school year passed and I was left wondering when “sometime” would ever come. I really missed my mother. Every day, I hoped she’d come walking through the door. But I never saw her again — no letters, no calls, nothing. All I had were memories of what I’d thought was a happy home life. The idea that my mother was in the process of relinquishing custody of me and never wanted to see me or my dad again was something I couldn’t even fathom; it never even entered my mind. It can still, to this day, be difficult to understand. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012: Medal and Winner Update As per 9th August

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 10, 2012

Medal count

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 39 25 26 90
2 37 24 19 80
3 25 13 14 52
4 12 21 23 56
5 12 7 6 25
6 10 16 11 37
7 8 9 12 29
8 8 4 3 15
9 7 6 6 19
10 6 13 10 29
11 6 0 3 9
12 5 14 14 33
13 5 5 6 16
14 4 4 1 9
15 4 0 1 5
16 3 3 4 10
17 3 3 3 9
18 3 3 2 8
19 3 2 5 10
20 3 1 6 10
21 3 1 1 5
22 2 7 2 11
23 2 5 2 9
24 2 4 3 9
25 2 3 3 8
26 2 2 7 11
27 2 2 3 7
28 2 1 6 9
29 2 1 1 4
30 2 1 0 3
31 2 0 2 4
32 1 5 10 16
33 1 3 3 7
34 1 1 2 4
35 1 1 1 3
35 1 1 1 3
37 1 1 0 2
38 1 0 1 2
38 1 0 1 2
38 1 0 1 2
41 1 0 0 1
41 1 0 0 1
41 1 0 0 1
44 0 3 3 6
45 0 3 2 5
46 0 2 3 5
47 0 2 0 2
48 0 1 3 4
48 0 1 3 4
50 0 1 2 3
50 0 1 2 3
50 0 1 2 3
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
53 0 1 1 2
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
60 0 1 0 1
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
66 0 0 2 2
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1
70 0 0 1 1

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Mars Rover Landing: Curiosity Lands Early Monday Morning (RECAP)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 7, 2012

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, completing a 354-million-mile journey, and marking the beginning of a new era in planetary exploration.

President Obama released the following statement immediately after the landing: Read the rest of this entry »

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NASA Awards Boeing, SpaceX & Sierra Nevada Corp. With Contracts For Space Shuttle Replacements

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 4, 2012

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If all goes according to plan over the next five years, NASA will no longer have to rely on Russia to get Americans to the International Space Station.

The space agency announced on Friday that it has awarded three companies — Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX, and Boeing — contracts totaling over $1.1 billion “to design and develop the next generation of U.S. human spaceflight capabilities.”

“Today, we are announcing another critical step toward launching our astronauts from U.S. soil on space systems built by American companies,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, according to press materials from NASA. “We have selected three companies that will help keep us on track to end the outsourcing of human spaceflight and create high-paying jobs in Florida and elsewhere across the country.”

NASA has not had a way to transport astronauts into space since the retirement of the space shuttle last year. The agency pays Russia — at a cost of about $63 million per round trip, according to Space.com — to get Americans to and from the International Space Station.

The Boeing Company was awarded $460 million, the largest chunk of the prize. The aerospace and defense company said it will use the money to further develop the CST-100, a spacecraft that will carry astronauts to the ISS.

NASA awarded Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX, $440 million, which the company will use to further develop its Dragon spacecraft for astronaut transport. Earlier this year, SpaceX became the first private company to successfully dock a vehicle with the International Space Station. Read the rest of this entry »

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London Olympic 2012 Medal Count Latest Update

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 31, 2012

 

Medal count

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 9 5 3 17
2 5 7 5 17
3 3 1 3 7
4 3 0 1 4
5 2 4 2 8
6 2 2 2 6
7 2 0 3 5
8 2 0 0 2
9 1 4 6 11
10 1 2 1 4
11 1 2 0 3
12 1 1 1 3
12 1 1 1 3
14 1 1 0 2
15 1 0 2 3
16 1 0 0 1
16 1 0 0 1
16 1 0 0 1
19 0 2 0 2
20 0 1 2 3
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
21 0 1 0 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1
27 0 0 1 1

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UFO Over Olympics Opening Ceremony: A Classic Flying Saucer [VIDEO]

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 30, 2012

alk about an uninvited guest at the Olympics.

Friday night’s spectacular pyrotechnics display of the most watched opening ceremony in summer Olympics history attracted more than the eyes of over 40 million people. A clearly seen unidentified flying object was videotaped making its way over London’s Olympic stadium, reports Examiner.com.

The disc-shaped object is first seen entering the upper left portion of the video as the fireworks erupt over the stadium. The UFO — which appears to have a dome or bulge rising from its center — moves slowly across the sky as if deliberately observing the light-show spectacle below it.

While NBC Olympics — a division of NBC Sports — has chosen Goodyear blimps for all of its 2012 Olympics aerial coverage, the strange-looking object that appeared over the opening ceremonies doesn’t appear to be a blimp.

On an evening that included an apparent Queen Elizabeth and 007 agent James Bond parachuting out of a helicopter into the Olympics stadium, most people probably wouldn’t have been surprised if a staged UFO was also on the entertainment menu, just two weeks after the U.K. released its most recent batch of UFO documents. Read the rest of this entry »

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