Check out this so-called brave dog messing with this chicken. I believe the chicken could take him in a fight…what do you think?
If the reports are true and Tiger Woods has settled with his wife for 750 million dollars in the most expensive divorce case ever, I can’t even imagine what Tiger is truly worth.
MSNBC, Fox News and the UK’s Sun are reporting that the Tiger Woods-Elin Nordegren divorce is final, with only a filing in Orlando County Court remaining.
“Everything’s signed. Elin is ready to file for divorce at Orlando County Court,” says an inside source. “She expects to sometime in the next seven days.”
The settlement Elin is to receive, which has become the subject of much debate in recent weeks, is reportedly valued in the neighborhood of $750 million.
Yes, three-quarters of a billion dollars, believed to be the biggest payout of a celebrity divorce ever. There are conditions, however, according to reports:
1. Tiger may not bring any other females around their children.
2. Elin can never publicly speak about his various mistresses.
3. Elin gets full custody of the kids but they share legal custody.
That means Tiger will share decisions about the kids, and as such, Elin will not be able to permanently relocate them to her native Sweden anytime soon.
Tiger’s main caveat, though, was that she shut yer yap – for all eternity.
A pal said: “Tiger’s main fear is her telling her story after he’s rebuilt his reputation, sending him back to the gutter. The price of that sum is her silence.”
“Complete confidentiality. No interviews, tell-all books, or TV appearances about this for the rest of her life – even if Tiger dies first – or she’ll lose the lot.”
Basically, Rachel Uchitel, Jaimee Grubbs, Joslyn James, Devon James and the dozen other hoes we know of ended up costing Tiger about $37.5 million per.
One report suggests that Elin Woods ended up with double the sum she sought after her lawyers determined Tiger is worth much more than $1 billion.
Her friend explained: “Elin’s legal team have done a great job digging up all sorts of assets.” We would have to say that’s the case if the sum is correct.
While it should be noted that The Sun is a British tabloid, the $750 million figure has been reported by more than one source over the past few weeks.
Let’s just say we wouldn’t bet the under on $500 million anyway.
No wonder the man has been playing erratic golf lately. Wouldn’t you if you were about to be taken to the cleaners for 3 quarters of a billion dollars?
I seriously doubt all that ass he got was worth it!
An alleged member of a Russian spy ring that authorities say operated under deep cover in America’s suburbs vanished in Cyprus on Wednesday, a day after being released on bail.
The man, who had gone by the name Christopher Metsos and was wanted in the U.S. on charges he supplied money to the spy ring, had been arrested Tuesday in the Mediterranean island nation as he tried to board a flight for Budapest, Hungary.
On Wednesday, after a Cypriot judge had freed him on $32,500 bail, he failed to show for a required meeting with police, and authorities began searching for him.
The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI — which spent nearly a decade gathering evidence against some of the defendants in the case — refused to comment on Metsos’ disappearance.
On Sunday, 10 other people, most of them believed to be Russians living under assumed names, were arrested across the Northeast, accused of gathering information for Moscow on American business, scientific and political affairs while leading what appeared to be utterly ordinary suburban lives, right down to their well-kept lawns and the barbecues they threw on the Fourth of July.
Nine of the defendants were scheduled to appear before federal judges Thursday in New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. It was unclear whether Metsos’ disappearance while out on bail might affect their own attempts to get out of jail pending trial.
The turn of events raised questions about why Cypriot authorities released Metsos.
“I’m truly surprised that the court issued no such detention order against an individual who is alleged to be a spy,” said Ionas Nicolaou, chairman of Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee.
Andreas Pastellides, one of Metsos’ lawyers in Cyprus, said: “Yes, it was a serious case, but God forbid if someone remains detained for a month until extradition proceedings can begin.” He said Metsos had offered to surrender his passport and appear once a day at a local police station.
In the past, Cyprus been known as a regional hub for spies across the Mideast, since it lies near the meeting point of Europe, Africa and Asia.
To the delight of New York City’s tabloid press, one of the defendants arrested in the U.S. is a young and beautiful Russian redhead who went by the name Anna Chapman, spent time on the party scene in New York City and the Hamptons, and had a penchant for posting sultry photographs of herself on the Internet.
On Wednesday, her mother, Irina Kushchenko, who lives in Moscow, told The Associated Press: “Of course I believe that she’s innocent.” She declined further comment.
The case has left some associates of the defendants wondering whether they might have been among the plot’s targets.
Court papers say one of the alleged spies, who called herself Cynthia Murphy, had been instructed by her handlers to get close to a politically connected New York financier she had met through work. New York venture capitalist Alan Patricof told The Washington Post that he believed he was that person.
He had gotten to know Murphy through her job with Morea Financial Services, a New York tax advisory firm, and was a trustee at Columbia University’s graduate business school, where Murphy got a master’s in business administration this spring.
On Wednesday, Patricof told the AP in a statement: “I highly doubt that I could have been an intended target.”
“I met with her a limited number of times and spoke with her frequently on the phone on matters relating to my personal finances. We never — not once — discussed any matter other than my finances, and certainly she never inquired about, nor did we ever discuss, any matters relating to politics, the government, or world affairs,” he said.
Another one of those arrested, a man who called himself Donald Heathfield, may have stolen the identity of a Canadian who died as a baby in Montreal in 1963. David Heathfield of Canada said his dead younger brother had the same birthdate and name as the alleged Russian spy.
“Initially I thought it was a joke and then it turned to shock,” said David Heathfield, 51. He added: “With the Cold War over, I thought this spy thing was over and done with, but I guess it’s still going on.”
Anyone who doesn’t think that Vladamir Putin isn’t still pulling the strings in Russia is only fooling themselves. If he had it his way, Russia and the US would go back to the Cold War days…after all, Putin was a member of the KGB back in the day.
The blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. Inhabiting the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, it is rarely seen by humans.
Blobfish live at depths where the pressure is several dozens of times higher than at sea level, which would likely make gas bladders inefficient for maintaining buoyancy. Instead, the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming. Its relative lack of muscle is not a disadvantage as it primarily swallows edible matter that floats by in front of it.
Blobfish can be caught by bottom trawling with nets as bycatch. Such trawling in the waters off Australia may threaten the blobfish in what may be its only habitat.
The Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is also known as the Monyet Belanda in Malay, the Bekantan in Indonesian or simply the Long-nosed Monkey. It is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. It belongs in the monotypic genus Nasalis, although the Pig-tailed Langur has traditionally also been included in this genus – a treatment still preferred by some.
While the official Indonesian name for this monkey is Bekantan, an Indonesian nickname is ‘monyet belanda’, meaning ‘Dutch monkey’ or ‘Orang Belanda’, the Indonesian word for ‘Dutchman’, as Indonesians noticed the Dutch colonisers often also had a large belly and nose.
A distinctive trait of this monkey is the male’s large protruding nose, from which it takes its name. The big nose is thought to be used to attract females and is a characteristic of the males, reaching up to 7 inches in length. The females also have big noses compared to other monkey species, but not as big as the males. Besides attracting mates, the nose serves as a resonating chamber, amplifying their warning calls. When the animal becomes agitated its nose swells with blood, making warning calls louder and more intense.
Proboscis Monkey belong to the order of Primates, from the family Cercopithecidae and subfamily Colobinae (Bennett & Gomber, 1993). According to Bennett & Gomber (1993), in the Old World, these monkeys are divided into two groups known as cercopithecines and colobines. Proboscis Monkey are colobines. Males are much larger than females, weighing up to 24 kg (53 pounds) and reaching 72 cm (28 inches) in length, with a tail of up to 75 cm in length. Females are up to 60 cm long, weighing up to 12 kg (26 lb). This large sexual dimorphic difference is greater than in any other primate.
The adult Proboscis Monkey is mainly reddish-brown, with grayish limbs (Bennett & Gombek, 1993). According to Burnie (2001), young Proboscis Monkeys have a blue face, blackish fur and a relatively normal sized nose at birth. As they grow older, fur coloration changes and the nose grows. Adult males have a large and fleshy nose which overhangs its mouth, but the female Proboscis Monkey does not have a large nose in comparison to the male.
Due to ongoing habitat loss and hunting in some areas, only about 1000 are known to still exist in the wild. In Sarawak, the population of this species has declined from 6500 in 1977 to only 1000 in 2006. The Proboscis Monkey is evaluated as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It is listed on Appendix I of CITES. The Proboscis Monkey is protected by law in all regions of Borneo. In Malaysia, this species are protected by a number of laws including: Wildlife Protection Act (Federal Law), Wildlife Protection Ordinance 1998 (Chapter 26) and Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 (Sabah State Law).
Mr. Barack Obama has or is trying to implement yet another ill thought out policy to increase taxes on banks. You would think that a so-called academic would know and understand economics much better than he apparently does.
I guess this is one of the many reasons why he is the only recent president who has refused to release his college transcripts.
It makes me wonder what he actually learned while he was in college, at least as it pertains to economics.
Anyone with an IQ above 50 should fully understand that a business exists to make money. The harder that government makes it for any business to make a profit, simply means the less businesses that you will have people creating.
If you have fewer businesses, you have fewer jobs.
If you have fewer jobs, you have a smaller tax base which results in governments taking in less and less tax revenue (city, county, state and federal governments that is).
It really isn’t rocket science at all.
Due to the sheer size of government, it is necessary to have taxes to pay for governmental institutions. We need to pay for our legal system and everything that encompasses. We need to pay our teachers and municipal workers as well.
The question that always dictates whether someone is considered a conservative, liberal or moderate is always, “what are the amount of governmental programs that are needed?”
Republicans, conservatives and libertarians believe the smaller government is the answer, whereas democrats, liberals and far left wingers believe the government needs to be even larger and so they can have more control over society.
History proves time and again that the smaller the government, the better our system of government is.
No one can successfully argue that the government is more efficient than the private sector.
The reason why is simply because the private sector exists to make a profit and it will do everything in it’s power to make that profit. If it doesn’t make a profit, it will cease to exist. Granted, some companies will do unlawful things to make said profit, and when this happens, they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
The reason why the government is not as efficient as the private sector is because the government always has other ulterior motives that go beyond simply just making a profit. With the government programs, you have several layers of bureaucrats whose livelihoods depend on the programs. If the program ceases to exist, their cushy government job goes with it as well as their ridiculously good benefits.
Most politicians do not like cutting government programs because their constituents have come to rely on the money being sent back to their districts.
If a governmental program gets in trouble and begins spending more money than it takes in, it always has an out to get more money to help run the program. The government can print additional money or tax the citizens more to make up for the deficit shortfall they may be experiencing.
The private sector can do something similar by raising the prices on their goods (which has the similar effect as raising taxes; to bring in more money). The one caveat being the private sector can’t simply keep raising their prices because they will eventually hit the price point where the consumers will stop purchasing their products. If people stop purchasing their products, their revenues decrease along with their profits.
They may even run the risk of going out of business if they are not able to hit a certain price point to take care of all their tax liabilities and still make a profit.
The government does not have this problem. They can print money and raise taxes as high as they want. Government rarely, if ever, goes out of business. It would take a massive civil war to change the government and we all know that isn’t going to happen.
What the government does by printing all this extra money and increasing taxes on businesses is that it hampers the businesses ability to make a profit.
Raising taxes creates a vicious cycle which inevitably has the opposite effect of which it was intended.
Obama doesn’t understand this, nor do any liberals in congress. Some Republicans even do not fully understand this concept.
Maybe, one day we will have another tax-cutting president like Ronald Reagan or even John F. Kennedy on the democratic side. Bush number 2 cut taxes as well, but he made the mistake of increasing spending and creating additional governmental programs.
If you want a good example of a current politician who believes in this creed check out John Kasich, running for governor of Ohio or current House member from Wisconsin, Paul Ryan.
Hopefully, we can take our country back before too much damage is done by these big government idiots who have never, and probably will never, create a private sector job.
A top aide to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he believed Barack Obama knew of Blagojevich’s plot to win himself a presidential Cabinet post in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate.
John Harris, Blagojevich’s former chief of staff, testified Wednesday in the former governor’s corruption trial that three days after the Nov. 4, 2008, presidential election, the ex-governor told Harris he felt confident Obama knew he wanted to swap perks.
“The president understands that the governor would be willing to make the appointment of Valerie Jarrett as long as he gets what he’s asked for. . . . The governor gets the Cabinet appointment he’s asked for,” Harris said, explaining a recorded call.
Harris said Blagojevich came away believing Obama knew what he wanted after having a conversation with a local union representative, who in turn spoke with labor leader Tom Balanoff, with whom Blagojevich met to discuss a Jarrett appointment. Jarrett, now a White House adviser, was seeking the appointment to Obama’s Senate seat.
Defense lawyers say Harris’ testimony contradicts the government’s previous public statements that Obama knew nothing about deal-making involving the Senate seat appointment.
The defense on Wednesday moved to force the prosecution to turn over FBI reports of Obama’s interview with federal agents in December of 2008. Obama is not accused of wrongdoing.
“Testimony elicited by the government from John Harris and wiretaps played in court raise the issue of President Obama’s direct knowledge and communication with emissaries and others regarding the appointment to his Senate seat,” lawyers wrote in the filing.
The filing came on the trial’s third day of the extensive playback of recordings in which Blagojevich is heard repeatedly discussing ways to personally capitalize on his Senate seat appointment power. Blagojevich could be heard plotting to try to head up a charity; swearing and snapping at his wife, Patti, and dismissing the possibility of a federal position that pays $190,000 a year.
“I make $170 . . . So Fred, that has no appeal to me . . . I want to make money,” Blagojevich tells national Democratic consultant Fred Yang. “I might as well go out and find a way to make money.”
Obama’s 2008 internal report about his staff’s contacts with Blagojevich at the time indicates that Balanoff relayed to Jarrett that Blagojevich was interested in a Health and Human Services Cabinet post.
Recordings also revealed that Blagojevich had tried to get the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board fired after it ran a series of disparaging write-ups about the then-governor.
Harris testified that he ignored Blagojevich’s firing directive.
Also Wednesday, U.S. District Judge James Zagel refused to gag the talkative Blagojevich as prosecutors had asked. Zagel said Blagojevich keeps saying he’s innocent, and that anyone who says otherwise is a liar.
The repetition, Zagel said, has rendered Blagojevich’s out-of-court talk unnewsworthy.
Stay tuned as more sordid details will be brought to us.