Dubbed the “Madoff Bill,” after billion-dollar Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, the legislation is designed to ease the $1 billion annual cost of incarcerating prisoners.
2. Tipping point: richest nations see baby boom. Most of the two dozen nations that have passed this tipping point — including Australia, Sweden, France, the United States and Britain — are enjoying modest baby booms, breaking a pattern of declining fertility that has held for decades if not longer. If the trend holds for these and other countries moving up the socio-economic ladder, it could have huge and largely positive implications for what have been up to now rapidly ageing societies, the researchers said.
The US Census Bureau estimated last month that the number of persons on the planet over 65 years old will double from just over 500 million today to 1.3 billion in 2040.
3. Chris Brown has pleaded guilty and publicly apologized for beating Rihanna, is scheduled to be sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labor. A judge has said she wants Brown, who will likely be allowed to serve his probation in his home state of Virginia, to do work that is comparable to graffiti removal or roadside cleanup.
4. Psychologists repudiate gay-to-straight therapy
The American Psychological Association has declared that mental health professionals should not tell gay clients that they can become straight through therapy or other treatments. duh. They should not tell clients not to overeat ice cream while they are writing blog posts either.
In KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.a woman thought there was the rope that seemed to hang from the car’s undercarriage and a hissing noise; maybe a faulty emissions valve. She took the car into her husband’s body shop, and a snake was pulled from her car engine with ‘chopsticks’.
6. Eli Manning has agreed to a new six-year, $97 million contract extension with the New York Giants that will make him the highest paid player in the NFL with an average salary of roughly $15.3 million. After the first mill….what do you do with it?
“With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to IDOL. I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day 1 become an international phenomenon,” the statement said on Abdul’s verified Twitter account.
Researchers at Duke University have found that winning Olympic athletes today are mostly taller and heavier than their predecessors, and that this pattern has been consistent for 100 years
12.Study: Cholesterol levels tied to dementia risk
People as young as 40 with borderline or high cholesterol levels are at increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia, according to a new study.
13.Bear Breaks into home
1. What the hell were you thinking?
That the dryer just buzzed and I need to get up.
Grab my camera and look outside. I already have the weather channel on.
Popcorn. Open the box. Take out a serving bag. Now, this is important: remove the plastic wrap. Place the bag in the microwave with “this side up” facing up. duh. Set the timer to the best popping time for your microwave- mine is 3 minutes. Take the popcorn out, open it, and drive everyone else crazy with the smell 🙂
4. It’s the middle of the night, there isnt a car in sight and you are stuck at a red light that just won’t change…. how long do you wait until you run it?
Nope. should I?
OMG. Don’t get me started on the crappy cold weather.
Last winter. We have a maintenance agreement because it always ends up cheaper in the end rather than to call the guy out.
Leap Frog 🙂
HA HA HA….answering meme questions silly 🙂
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