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Old people enjoy reading negative articles about young people

Older people like reading negative news stories about their younger counterparts because it boosts their own self-esteem, according to a new study Besides everyone knows that the kids nowdays are just whiny brats German researchers said older people tend to be portrayed negatively in society Although they are often described as wise, they are also be shown as being slow and forgetful "Living in a youth centered culture, they may appreciate a boost in self-esteem That's why they pre

Tony Robbins warns of the coming economic collapse - videos

Motivational speakers leave me cold, yet when one turns into a Prophet of Doom maybe he's worth listening to In this case when Tony Robbins is actually trying to warn people about the future, instead of sell them something Skip to 7:15 where he actually starts to tell you something worth listening to Up to then its all just build-up [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/Z_rShZA_IjE&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1[/flash]

Guess how much it costs to have an Appendix out in America - picture

Check out how much it costs to haven an Appendix out in America - $76,57483 Thats freedom for you [quote] They adjusted down from $96,000 We are not on an insurance plan She was having complications because her appendix was inflamed and we did not know Random ear infections, strep throat, pink eye, she also had shoulder surgery that her previous employment paid for that she was recovering from We decided after she injured her shoulder it was best if she did not commute 45

During Ramadan Saudi Arabians encouraged to lock up their housemaids - slavery rhetoric

It is claimed that the rate of housemaids running away from their sponsors usually increases as the holy month of Ramadan approaches They escape as they are often able to command larger salaries of around SR2,500 per month, particularly because many Saudi families find it difficult to manage without a house help during the fasting month The pressing need for housemaids during Ramadan drives some families to employ illegal foreign maids, particularly in larger cities such as Jeddah, Riyadh

Growing middle class poverty in America - coming to a street near you

In today’s America if you are born in rags, you are likelier to stay in rags than in almost any corner of old Europe In America, you have a smaller chance of swapping your lower income bracket for a higher one than in almost any other developed economy – even Britain on some measures The slow economic strangulation of millions of middle-class Americans started long before the Great Recession, which merely exacerbated the “personal recession” that ordinary Americans had been suffering for

Wikileaks protects itself from attack by posting a mysterious Insurance file

The huge file, posted on the Afghan War page at the WikiLeaks site, is 14 GB and is encrypted with AES256 The file’s size dwarfs the size of all the other files on the page combined The file has also been posted on a torrent download site as well Cryptome, a separate secret-spilling site, has speculated that the file may have been posted as insurance in case something happens to the WikiLeaks website or to the organization’s founder, Julian Assange In either scenario, WikiLeaks voluntee

Props from the famous LOST TV series are being auctioned off

Have you ever wanted to own Eko's stick, or a framed picture of the Dharma recruits Or Hurley’s winning Mega Lotto Jackpot Ticket Props from TV's LOST are coming up for auction and would make a great gift for the Lostie in your life http://wwwprofilesinhistorycom/items/lost-auction-preview

The one second knockout? Don't try it.

Apparently this is a form called 'Dim Mak', and considered very dangerous as it can collapse the arteries and cause death Mind you being massaged back to consciousness by some huge bald guy wouldn't be nice either Click the link http://wwwyoutubecom/watchv=bmEa0FN5DhY Wikipedia entry on Touch of death http://enwikipediaorg/wiki/Touch_of_Death

Famous Rabbi reveals the name of the Messiah on his death bed - followers are shocked

Shortly before he died, one of Israel's most prominent rabbis wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until one year after his death Yitzhak Kaduri described the Messiah using six words and hinting that the initial letters form the name of the Messiah The secret note said: [quote]Concerning the letter abbreviation of the Messiah’s name, He will lift the people and prove that his word and law are valid This I have signed in the month of mercy,

Iran bans decadent Western haircuts - Mullets scare the Mullahs

If you want to get your haircut in Iran, you now have to have one from the Official Haircut List that meets government approval The list of banned styles includes ponytails, mullets and elaborate spikes However,quiffs appear to be acceptable, as are fashioning one's hair in the style of Simon Cowell or cultivating a 1980s-style floppy fringe Most of the models are clean-shaven although one picture features a man with a goatee beard, previously frowned upon by Iran's conservative clerics

Ten Russian sleeper spies arrested in the USA - like a bad cold war movie in 2010

Like a spy novel from the cold war, ten people have been arrested in the US for spying for the Russian government They were part of an operation where agents posed as ordinary citizens, some living together as couples for years They are charged with conspiracy to act as unlawful agents of a foreign government, a crime which carries up to five years in prison An 11th suspect remains at large, according to the US justice department Nine of them are also charged with conspiracy to launde

How to travel in Europe and find the best places - travel video

Good video on how to find the best places in Europe and avoid the crowds Rick shares his expertise on how to travel smoothly and affordably through Europe Practical tips for planning your trip, getting around, finding accommodations, staying safe, packing right, and more [flash=640x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/LNSYlYn6i5Q&hl=en_GB&fs=1&[/flash] For more information on Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, visit wwwrickstevescom

Things I learned on the First Aid Course that the movies never tell you…..

We have all seen medical emergencies on the TV, patient survives after hero administers CPR for an hour, person flatlines only to miraculously recover after being defibrillated Its all baloney, and hold no reality in the real world Heres what really happens Patient down check the Airway Check the Breathing – for no longer than 10 seconds only Don’t check for the Circulation You will never find the pulse when you try anyway Call for help immediately, before you start CPR The t

Islamic militants kill people for watching World cup football

Islamic militants of the Hezbal Islam rebel group have killed two football fans and arrested ten others after attacking a house where fans were watching the World Cup game between Argentina and Nigeria in the Huruwaa neighborhood north-east of the capital Mogadishu on Saturday Residents say that heavily armed militants stormed a house where football fans were secretly watching the match, which has been prohibited in the Islamist-controlled regions in Somalia [quote]Two young men who tried

Which country eats the most meat in the world?

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the average Dane devours 1496kg 321 lbs of meat a year This edges out New Zealand 1421kg 313 lbs per person for the top spot with the USA bringing in a distant 5th of 1248kg 275lbs Weights in Kilos [list] 1 [b] Denmark [/b] 1459 KG 2 [b] New Zealand [/b] 1421 3 [b] Luxembourg [/b] 1417 4 [b] Cyprus [/b] 1313 5 [b] United States [/b] 1248 6 [b] St Lucia [/b] 1241 7 [b] Bahamas [/b] 123
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