Sunday, February 28, 2010

BET's Rip The Runway 2010...Showtime!!!


Recording artist Soulja Boy attends BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Recording artist Soulja Boy attends BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Recording artist Soulja Boy attends BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Actor Pooch Hall and Singer Nicki Minaj attend BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Actor Pooch Hall and Singer Nicki Minaj attend BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Singer Nicki Minaj attends BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Singer Trina attends BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Singer Trina attends BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Singer Trina performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Singer Trina performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Recording artist Soulja Boy performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Recording artist Soulja Boy performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010

Recording artist Soulja Boy performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Recording artist Soulja Boy performs onstage at BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Singer Nicki Minaj hosts BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Singer Nicki Minaj hosts BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

Recording artist Ludacris performs onstage BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
Recording artist Ludacris performs onstage BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.

(L-R) Recording artists Nikki Minaj and Ludacris performs onstage BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom on February 27, 2010 in New York City.
(L-R) Recording artists Nikki Minaj and Ludacris performs onstage BET's Rip The Runway 2010 at the Hammerstein Ballroom
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Friday, February 26, 2010

41st NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals.....It's Showtime!!!



Musician Wyclef Jean (L) and singer Keri Hilson perform onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Wyclef Jean (L) and singer Keri Hilson perform onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Keri Hilson (L) and musician Wyclef Jean perform onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Musicians Wyclef Jean and Keri Hilson backstage at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Musician Wyclef Jean and wife Marie Claudinette Jean during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician Wyclef Jean and wife Marie Claudinette Jean during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.


Actress Gabrielle Union arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Gabrielle Union arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Erica Hubbard arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Erica Hubbard arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Chandra Wilson arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Chandra Wilson arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

TV personality Sherri Shepherd arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
TV personality Sherri Shepherd arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Tatyana Ali arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Tatyana Ali arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Tatyana Ali arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

(L-R) Actress Tatyana Ali, actor Bryton McClure and actress Tonya Lee Williams arrive at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R) Actress Tatyana Ali, actor Bryton McClure and actress Tonya Lee Williams arrive at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Tatyana Ali arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Actress Raven-Symone and Senior Marketing Manager at Pepsi Co. Lauren M. Scott arrive at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actress Raven-Symone and Senior Marketing Manager at Pepsi Co. Lauren M. Scott arrive at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California

TV Personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
TV Personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrives at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Actor Terry Crews (L) and guest arrive at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Terry Crews (L) and guest arrive at the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Singer John Legend (R) and model Christine Teigen  backstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer John Legend (R) and model Christine Teigen backstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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Ludacris on FUSE TV

Recording artist and actor Ludacris (L) and host Touré appear on fuse TV at fuse Studios on February 25, 2010 in New York City.
Recording artist and actor Ludacris (L) and host Touré appear on fuse TV at fuse Studios on February 25, 2010 in New York City.

Recording artist and actor Ludacris (L) and host Touré appear on fuse TV at fuse Studios on February 25, 2010 in New York City.


Recording artist and actor Ludacris (R) and host Touré appear on fuse TV at fuse Studios on February 25, 2010 in New York City.

Recording artist and actor Ludacris appears on fuse TV at fuse Studios on February 25, 2010 in New York City.

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Debra Medina makes Major tatical mistake by blowing off Alex Jones, campagin now in Freefall.


by: Berick Ballintine 

Debra Medina apparently didn't know that the State of Texas and the Country itself is in the middle of a major awakening. Ms. Medina blew her chance to be Gov. of Texas when she went from being a "Tough Straight Talker" to playing Politics. In case you don't know Ms Median, it's the people like Mark Davis of WBAP and Rush Limbaugh who are the Enemies of America.  Ms. Medina didn't need the support of Neo-Cons like Mark Davis to win the Election. 

As for you people who still support and make excuses for Ms. Medina, her campagin would be NOWHERE with out the Alex Jones listeners, viewers and readers.  If you noticed, when Ms. Medina was ambushed by Glenn Beck she received an immediate spike in contributions. I'll let you figure out where that financial support came from. 

No one is asking Debra Median to be a "Truther", we're just asking her to have some GUTS and COURAGE to face the Mainstream Media Liars like Glenn Beck and Mark Davis. Sadly she FAILED.  You don't run from 9/11 and the people who want answers to what exactly happened that day. The Events of that Day are the lynch pin to fixing the Lawless Political Corruption that is destroying the United States of America. 





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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jay-Z at the American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas!

Jay-Z played the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night, February 23, with Young Jeezy and Trey Songz








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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Debra Medina Exposed: Behind the Tea Party Facade, Just Another Bush-League Republican


 
 

By Yasha Levine and Mark Ames

The Tea Party Revolution has struck the Texas gubernatorial race, with the insurgent Republican candidate, Debra Medina, gaining in the polls and threatening the leading candidates, incumbent Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Medina has positioned herself as a radical anti-government outsider who would cut Texas free from federal government programs and influence in favor of the free market. However, according to an investigation of Medina's business records, her company, Prudentia Inc., benefited greatly over the past decade from federal government subsidies and lucrative municipal government contracts.

Our investigation shows that when you scratch the surface of Texas' rising tea party star, you'll find just another Bush-Republican, big-government hypocrite.

On Tuesday, Texas will hold a gubernatorial primary election that has come down to a three-way fight for the GOP nomination. Surprisingly, Medina, a rookie Republican candidate from the tiny rural town of Wharton who has positioned herself as the tea party alternative, is soaring beyond expectation. She has become a national celebrity, suddenly posing a threat to Gov. Perry and Sen. Hutchison. A tougher, rougher, stockier version of Sarah Palin, Medina surged in the polls after she slammed her mainstream Republican opponents in a televised debate, accusing both Perry and Hutchison of succumbing to "big-government solutions" and selling out their Republican ideals. But for all her derision, Medina has been milking taxpayers for years, including those in her own community who subsidize her business.

Medina, a 44-year-old registered nurse who presents herself as the proud owner of a small medical billing business, offered a small-government platform based on God and the free market. She would scrap Texas' property taxes, criminalize abortions, expand home-schooling, eliminate guns laws and shrink government to the size of a walnut. 

"If we get government off the backs of Texans, we're not gonna have an economic crisis. We're not gonna have an energy crisis. We're not gonna have an immigration crisis," she yelled to an audience of "Don't Tread on Me" types during a stump speech at a Chevrolet dealership.

The crowd went wild for Medina. She had all the right credentials: ran a small business, grew up on a farm in rural Texas, paid her dues as Texas coordinator for Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign, home-schooled her children, didn't trust flu vaccines and always carried a loaded Springfield 9-millimeter in her purse—and made sure she was photographed doing it. But the biggest villain of all in Medina's rhetoric is the United States federal government. In the Republican primary debate in January, Medina said that the federal government's powers should be stripped down to nothing more than making treaties with other countries. She also has said that as governor of Texas she would make sure that her state's laws overruled the federal government's—under what's called "nullification"—and that she would do her best to stop just short of full secession from the Union.

Tea-baggers are slurping it up, but they probably aren't aware exactly what it is they're slurping. Despite her impassioned rhetoric and principled anti-federal government stands, Debra Medina hasn't stuck by her principles. What she hasn't told her libertarian supporters is that her business success over the past decade has depended on the government subsidies and contracts that she denounces. The tea party candidate is the same sort of hypocrite as her Republican foes: preaching free-market ideals to the masses while profiting off taxpayer money.

According to data compiled by OMB Watch, Medina's medical billing company, Prudentia Inc., was granted a $50,000 federal loan guarantee shortly after she incorporated it in 2002. The loan guarantee came courtesy of a program administered by the Small Business Administration, headquartered in Washington—a program that Republicans tried to kill twice in the past 15 years. Thanks to the federal government's loan guarantees, Medina and people like her are able to secure loans for their fledgling small businesses that banks might otherwise be reluctant to grant, or would charge a higher rate of interest on. 

How did Medina qualify? The federal record describes such loan guarantees as being "for small businesses which are unable to obtain financing in the private credit marketplace." In the terms of Ayn Rand, this makes Medina one of the "moochers" who needed to soak the "producers" to fund her business, rather than (to use Medina's words) "having the courage" to let the business sink or swim in the free market. Apparently Medina was not ready to face her beloved free market: She stood in judgment before the Invisible Hand, got an invisible thumbs down and beelined it straight to Uncle Sam for a loan guarantee.

And yet Medina does not want to share the welfare she gets with her fellow Texans, which seems kind of unfair. Here's what she's promising to offer the suckers: "Get the government off their back, let them get out there and get a job, and we don't have to worry about unemployment, that charity does not belong with the government," she told one right-wing radio host.

But while Medina would get government off everyone else's back, she has made a handsome profit piggybacking on the government twice over: first, with a federal loan guarantee, and, even worse, by using that government-subsidized business to soak the taxpayers of Wharton, Texas, her hometown, by obtaining lucrative city contracts.

In October 2002, just a few months after getting the federal loan guarantee, Medina was ready to start operating her business. And that meant heading straight to the Wharton City Council, where Medina lobbied the government to hand her a sweetheart deal to manage billing and collection for the city's emergency medical services (EMS). Despite the fact that Medina's company was brand new and therefore untested, the council voted unanimously to dump the previous company and bring Prudentia onboard, under generous terms. The city agreed to pay an 8.5 percent commission on whatever Prudentia collected (rising to 10 percent for collections over $500,000). According to Medina's political campaign, Prudentia Inc. is a company that improves medical billing procedures. "Improves" for whom? Definitely for Medina.  full story

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Sign of things to come: Citibank Disclosure Says Customers Must Provide 7 Days Notice to Make Withdrawal from "their" own Bank Account!




Imagine that you drive up to your bank's ATM machine hoping to take out some cash, only for it to provide you an error telling you to come back in a week because you must give 7 days' notice to make a withdrawal. Although the scenario sounds unrealistic, that's exactly what Citibank's (NYSE: C) account disclosure allows the bank to do.
In an informational statement to customers that got very out of hand, Citibank told its customers that it has the right to delay customers from taking out their own money in certain rare circumstances. The misstep occurred when Citibank included a disclaimer to that effect on statements to its customers nationwide.
According to various reports, the company's intention was to only include the statement to its Texas customers in response that a massive withdrawal protest was being planned because of outrage relating to excessive executive bonuses.
It's not just Citibank's account policies that allow the bank to withhold account holders' money, but it's actually part of Federal Reserve Regulation D, that limits withdrawals on certain types of FDIC-insured accounts. The goal of the regulation is to prevent the possibility of a panic-driven run on banks.
Although the revelation that Citibank has the option to temporarily withhold its customers money is within the bounds of federal regulation, it's a powerful statement made by the company has no intention of being swayed by public criticism of providing large bonuses to executives on the taxpayers' dime.
Citibank released a statement saying, "We have never exercised this right and have no plans to do so in the future."






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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

NCAA Football Player Kicked Off Team For Showing Off Cash On Twitter


PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 16: Elijah Fields #4 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers reacts after a touchdown against the Rutgers University Scarlett Knights on October 16, 2009 at Rutgers Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Elija Fields, a safety who played for Pittsburgh University was dismissed from the school's football team after he posted several pictures of money with the the headings "More to Come and Its Mine BITCH Burrr" and "Never knew Football was gon get me all this money Sike I Knew haha




On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news that Panthers safety/linebacker Elijah Fields was kicked off the team for unconfirmed disciplinary reasons.

However, a quick look at Fields' Twitpic page may offer a clue as to why. Back on Feb. 2, he posted some extremely incriminating photos of a gargantuan pile of cash, including one with a comment saying , "Never knew Football was gon get me all this money Sike I Knew haha.



The ridiculous amount of cash pictured is already suspicious enough for a college student, but when he states directly below the photo that he got it for playing football, it has to raise some serious eyebrows with the NCAA.

As any college football fan already knows, it is illegal to pay players. So if there's any truth to Fields' insinuation that the cash came from playing football, then the University of Pittsburgh's football program could be heading for serious trouble.



Fields had plenty of off-the-field troubles with Pittsburgh, including a suspension through the entire 2007 season, so his dismissal could be completely unrelated to this incident.

However, evidence doesn't get much more damning than a player willingly boasting about getting paid to play and even posting the evidence.






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