quote...''Why people use Facebook or Twitter? Why people share videos, pictures and thoughts online? What pleasure do we get from the basic action of uploading a photo or sharing an idea? In the same breath one can also ask why people participate in reality shows, want to be a celebrity or even skydive? It all lies in the urgent need of every human being to feel alive.
When you upload a photo to Facebook from your last trip to NYC, you get excited. The excitement doesn’t come from clicking the mouse or commenting “I love shopping in NYC” on your keyboard. It comes from the feeling that in a few minutes (or hours) you’ll get the acknowledgement that you’re alive. When you know that people will see your photo and acknowledge your existence you feel alive. When your friend writes a response comment like “Great photo, you look amazing!” you get the feedback you needed.''
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Man Takes Out Mom’s Fake Obit to Get Paid Time Off. [gawker]
"Hey, remember the time you took out an ad in the paper telling the world I was DEAD, YOU USELESS LITTLE SHIT?"-style reminders from his beloved .
quote [ The unveiling of pictures of planned luxury residential towers scheduled to be built in Seoul, South Korea, has sparked instant controversy. The reason is obvious. The towers, which include a so-called “cloud” feature connecting them around the 27th floors, clearly resemble the World Trade Towers in the process of collapsing following the 9/11 attacks. ]
quote [ By employing a plethora of tax-dodging techniques, 30 multi-million dollar American corporations expended more money lobbying Congress than they paid in federal income taxes between 2008 and 2010, ultimately spending approximately $400,000 every day -- including weekends -- during that three-year period to lobby lawmakers and influence political elections, according to a new report from the non-partisan Public Campaign. ]
At full time though, the cocky Arsenal number one endeared himself to Gooners in the away end at the DW Stadium by marching over and leading them in a rendition of “We’re by far the greatest team the world has ever seen…”
With the majority of modern footballers so aloof from supporters these days, it is moments like theis that mean Szczesny is becoming a “legend” amongst Arsenal fans. via
quote...'In what may be a tale too bizarre to be believed by millions of Americans, the U.S. Senate appears ready to pass a bill that will designate the entire earth, including the United States and its territories, one all-encompassing “battlefield” in the global “war on terror” and authorize the detention of Americans suspected of terrorist ties indefinitely and without trial or even charges being filed that would necessitate a trial read the rest of entry here
quote [ Fitocracy is the game you play to improve your fitness. Play it to track your progress, compete against your friends, and get real results in your physical fitness. ]
Fitocracy is a website where you earn achievement points and complete quests, by working out. It's a nifty way to encourage yourself to get in better shape. If you're already working out, it's a good way to keep track, and more importantly, bragging rights. here is the link
''Former Brazil captain Socrates is back in the hospital and on life support, though the 57-year-old's condition has shown slight improvement since being admitted Thursday.
A hospital in Sao Paulo says Socrates is suffering from septic shock resulting from an intestinal infection, with symptoms first appearing after a Thursday stroganoff dinner, according to Brazil's Globo Esporte.
Socrates was last in the hospital in September. That was for a hemorrhage caused by high pressure in the vein that carries blood from the digestive system to the liver.
Thursday's admission marks the third time this year the Brazil icon has been hospitalized for gastrointestinal problems.'' read the rest of entry here
I was even more stumped by the reason Bachmann gave for this: because it’s the law.A democracy is supposed to propose/change laws to fit the needs of their citizens, not to subject their citizens blindly to laws that are immutable.
The US will soon have to invade itself in the name of democracy…
quote [ A 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter were just moments from being evicted from their home Tuesday, when sheriff's deputies and the moving company hired by the bank decided not to go through with the action. ]
Law seasoned with grace and charity.[ watch the video here ]
quote [ Austria will be at Europe's forefront in sex education, upon December 14th's inauguration of AISOS - the "Austrian International School of Sex." Here, interested parties can learn everything about the game of love. ]
Coca-Cola product suspected in China death.[yahoo]
Michele Bachmann: U.S. Embassy In Iran (Which Doesn't Exist) Would Be Closed Under My Watch [huffingtonpost]
''UAE women can now pass on nationality to children ''
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Wednesday that children of Emirati women married to foreigners could apply for citizenship once they turned 18, moving closer to giving women the same nationality rights as men.[saudigazette]