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Danny Cottrell gave each of his full-time employees $700 and part-timers $300. He asked them to donate 15% to charity and spend the rest locally. Two German brothers, Adolf ( Adi ) and Rudolf Dassler, made the shoes that carried Jesse Owens to victory in the 1936 Olympics. On Hitler's orders, they made bazookas. You could live like a king on $400,000 a year in Minnesota, but evidently not on 5th Avenue in New York City. Police sketches seldom look like the actual suspect.
Helen has three children with her husband Harold.  Margaret has three dogs with her husband Howard. In 1989, television networks showed split-screen images of President George H.W. Bush joking with reporters on one side and a military honor guard unloading coffins from a military action that he had ordered in Panama on the other. Father Coughlin was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience, as more than forty million tuned to his weekly broadcasts in the 1930s. Father Coughlin was an early and passionate supporter of President Roosevelt, but when FDR failed to follow-on with promised radical reforms, Coughlin turned against him. Memorial Day, once called Decoration Day, is celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May.
''When your brother dies, your childhood fades, there being one less person to remember it with, and you are left disinherited, unarmed, semi-literate, an exile. It’s like losing your computer and there’s no backup.'' Dan Ackroyd is a talented actor, musician, screenwriter, and comedian who grew up with Tourette's and Asperger's Syndrome. His NPR interview is very interesting! What'd you say? As we age, the little hairs in our inner ear lose some of their function and we begin to lose our heaing in the very high frequency ranges. In 2008, the five biggest Wall Street firms lost $26 billion. The executives at those companies still took $26 billion in bonuses. In other words, they wouldn't have lost a nickel if they hadn't taken bonuses.
Over time, if you answer all those questions, your bank is going to know more about you than you want them to. Food bank workers say it's common for people to be apologetic, especially those who were making six-figure incomes. ''Now, all of a sudden, they're coming to us.'' Every once in a while, Hollywood actually films a movie where they say it is. AMEX is offering select customers $300 if they close their account. If you get this offer, and don't take it, they'll close your account anyway, without the $300 payment.
According to a recent survey, the recession is causing people to have trouble sleeping at night. A claim that $8 billion is for a train to Disneyland is untrue. That amount is for unspecified rail projects, and some may or may not go to the Anaheim to Las Vegas project. Just one of many State employees abusing expense accounts, Carrie Lopez charged taxpayers to fly from Sacramento, where she works, to Los Angeles, where she lives, to attend a Justin Timberlake concert. During his 2009 GOP Response to Obama's ''State of the Nation'' speech, Bobby Jindal said during Katrina, he helped a sheriff battle government red tape to rescue stranded victims. The sheriff was there, but Bobby wasn't.
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. Unlike Hilter's main photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, Hugo Jaeger specialized in taking color photos of the Nazi propaganda spectacles, as well as Hitler himself. Ya sure, you betcha. Go North to Dakota. There's no recession in Fargo. US Airways pilot Chesley ''Sully'' Sullenberger says airline bankruptcies and the current recession have placed pilots and their families in an untenable financial situation.
Postmaster General John E. Potter has received pay raises of 40 percent since 2006 and a bonus last year of $135,000, bringing his 2008 compensation to $800,000. From 2009: It took me about 5 tries to do what ''Sully'' Sullenberger did on the first attempt. Give it a try, and see how you do. There are men who say, ''My wife is a saint for putting up with me.'' But an Ohio man, Jerome Coniker, may prove it. Collectibles dealers are delivering bad news, and feeling pain themselves. The reason is simple: In this market, potential buyers are outnumbered by desperate sellers.
Secret footage of U.S. soldiers training alongside British troops for D-Day in South-West England have been found in a dusty archive and seen for the first time in 65 years. Instead of charging people for how many miles they drive, here's a novel idea, let's just add a tax to the price of a gallon of gas. Wonder if anyone has thought of this before? Upload a photo and see how those hats look on you. When the US attacked Iraq, it hit Iraqi television with an electronmagetic pulse device called the ''E-Bomb'' to knock them off the air, keeping Saddam from talking to his people.
On 19 February 1942, 188 Japanese planes were launched against Darwin, whose harbour was full of Allied ships. Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was only attacked once, but during the war, the Japanese fleet returned again and again to Australia, flying 64 raids on the northern port city of Darwin. Ordained a priest in 1628, Franciscan mystic and the patron saint of pilots and air passengers, St. Joseph demonstrated many gifts, including the ability to fly through the air. What could be the lost city of Atlantis was found on Google Ocean, a Google Earth extension that uses a combination of satellite images and marine surveys. The politician vying to become Israel’s first woman prime minister since Golda Meir has disclosed personal details of her former career in the intelligence agency Mossad.
A bar in St. Paul, Minnesota knows how to use the internet to help business. In the area? Stop in for a cold one. There's no truth to the rumor that Nancy Pelosi wanted a bigger plane to go to California on weekends. She makes-do with a crew of 5 in her C-20, a military Gulfstream III. February  14th,1929. Seven men are killed in a garage on the North side of Chicago.Ordered by Al Capone, who was conveniently away in Miami at the time. Facing financial ruin, some attempt suicide, others run.
You go blind a little bit at a time. After several attempts, the first major undersea link, connecting England to France, was completed in 1851. Crossing the Atlantic presented greater problems. Comedian Chris Rock was hoping for a 31 day month. On September 18, 2008, the Federal Reserve noticed a draw-down of money market accounts, $550 billion in just an hour or two. The Treasury pumped  $105 billion in the system, but soon realized that they could not stem the tide.
In 2009, Cessna Aircraft ran ads saying ''Pity the poor executive who blinks, and gets rid of the company jet. One thing is certain: true visionaries will continue to fly.'' Author David Dvorkin has figured-out there are some benefits to being unemployed. On December 30, 2006 near Hurricane, Utah, a young driver lost control of his pickup and left the highway. Click to see just how lucky he and his passenger were. The state of Victoria in southern Australia has recently been hit with hundreds of bush fires, and these fires have proved to be the deadliest in Australian history.
FAA regulations prescribe precise procedures for what to do, but, modern day ditchings usually come as a sudden surprise to everyone, with no time to get out the manual. What is behind this teen trend? If you remember the days when body piercing was seen only on criminals, bikers, and gang members, you may have a hard time understanding it. Minnesota is spending $500,000 on the 50x100 foot building for I-35 bridge pieces, in case they become evidence in lawsuits. A pole barn that size could be built for $50,000 or less. Here's an idea, store the stuff outside. January 15th, 2009, was the day that a US Airways Airbus A320 aircraft landed on the Hudson River. Thanks to the pilots' skills and response, all 150 passengers and five crew survived. What seemed destined to be a tragedy became an extraordinary tale of success and survival.
For some reason, Don Imus attracts advertisers who sell work at home, credit card and tax relief, and over-priced computers, to people with poor credit and decision skills. Sully was 3,200 feet in the air, without power, falling to Earth with 150 passengers and 4 other crew members. ''My aircraft,'' Sully said. ''Your aircraft,'' said the first officer. In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a hero of Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. While admiring his reflection in a pool of water, he fell in and drowned. The history of aviation is as vast and far-reaching as the skies above. Presented here is a small, but significant part of that history; a bygone era when Campbell River’s Tyee Spit was known as the busiest seaplane base in the world.
Ramen Noodles was invented by a Japanese businessman, Momofuku Ando. Faced with the task of running a food company during the food shortages of post-war Japan, Mr. Ando realized that a quality, convenient ramen product would help to feed the masses. The rate of fatalities per 100,000 air-ambulance employees over the past 10 years exceeds other dangerous professions such as logging or deep-sea fishing. The buyer of a storage unit with past-due rent discovered hundreds of stolen passports, birth certificates, driver's licenses, Social Security cards and other documents. The early days of aviation was an inventor's paradise, and old magazines are filled with nifty gimmicks for airplanes.
Last words should be memorable. What will yours be? Mine might be ''Hazel, put down that gun!'' President Obama's Cabinet pick Tom Daschle is being questioned about tax problems and lobbying interests. Senator Daschle lost his bid for re-election in 2004, after being criticized for his Mount Rushmore fund-raiser. With prices at record levels, gold mining is big business. Not out of the ground, out of your jewelry box. They even buy worthless ''broken gold''. Hey, they're going to melt it down! The highly controversial anti-terror practice of rendition will continue under Barack Obama. Welcome to Bush 2.0
Out of work Wall Street brokers should form a support group and start a website to look for women who aren't so shallow. American Express told one customer ''Other customers who have used their card at establishments where you recently shopped have a poor repayment history with us''. The IRS is your financial partner in everything you do. Except, of course, if you lose money at it. Carlos Miller is a professional photographer who was arrested by Miami police after photographing them ''against their wishes''.
Citigroup has bowed to White House pressure and dropped its plans to take delivery of a $50 million Dassault Falcon 7X executive jet from its French manufacturer. Aviation JobSearch is the no.1 site for jobseekers looking to secure their dream job in aviation. January 24, 1935: The concept of canned beer was a hard sell, but Krueger's overcame reservations and was the first to sell canned beer in the United States. Response was overwhelming. For more than two years, Mrs. Spears sent money to Nigeria. Law enforcement, her family and bank officials, all told her to stop, that it was all a scam. But, she persisted.
Are you inspired to become your country’s keeper and recommit yourself to being an active, involved and thoughtful citizen—a Born Again American? The image of someone tarred-and-feathered is so vivid that the expression remains a metaphor for a humiliating public castigation, many years after the practice disappeared. In most cases, police do not have the right to take your camera. But, as you probably know, cops make it up as they go along, and will often do anything they want. John Thain resigned under pressure from Bank of America after reports he rushed out billions of dollars in bonuses to Merrill Lynch employees in his final days as CEO there.
Barack Obama has taken a particular interest in not just reading about Abraham Lincoln, but also modeling himself politically after him. The most unusual day in Washington law enforcement history, not a single arrest was reported by police or the Secret Service. Pivotal Altitude is a particular height above ground at which, from the pilot's sight line, the extended lateral axis of an aircraft doing a 360° level turn [in nil wind conditions] would appear to be fixed to one ground point. The FBI believed the Communist Party planned to gain control over the Civil Rights Movement and its most prominent spokesman, Martin Luther King.
In the case of Flight 1549, legal experts say negligence will be very hard to prove. But, some may say they’ve suffered emotional distress, such as nightmares and fears. In contrast to the dozens of pardons given out by Clinton in the last few days of office, President Bush only pardoned two U.S. Border Agents who killed a drug smuggler. Feminist believe that a woman who thinks she’s better than a man is simply telling the truth. A man who thinks he’s better than a woman is on an ego trip. Is that true? Some scientists are suggesting that our everyday experience might be a holographic projection of physical processes taking place on a distant 2-dimensional surface.
Chivalry has caused a lot of deaths. Had men been able to get into life boats along with the women and children on the Titanic, for example, fewer lives would have been lost. The pilot of Flight 1549 was Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, 57, a former fighter pilot who runs a safety consulting firm in addition to flying commercial aircraft. When the government starts printing money to cover billions in pork barrel spending, get ready for some inflation. At at time when the American people needed a genuine hero, along came ''Sully'' Sullenberger.
The pilot reported severe turbulence. He in great distress and bleeding; his windshield had shattered. Then, the Piper Malibu slammed into a swamp outside Milton, Florida. The pop-up book comes equipped with visual aides, photographs and text, outlining bra styles and changes from the 1920s through the 1990s. Angelina Jolie looks darn good, with or without hair. But, what about other celebrities? Click to find out. If this message ever pops-up at the bottom right of your screen, you've been infected. A phony anti-spyware that tells you that you have viruses you don't have, and hounds you to buy the program. Click to learn how to get rid of it.
Roland Burris has his mausoleum all ready for when he dies, and keeps the engraving up-to-date. Under the heading ''Trailblazer'' is a list of his accomplishments in life. ''Married with Children'' premiered on Fox in 1987 and ran for 11 seasons. The main character was Al Bundy, a shoe salesman who still drove the car he bought in high school. A quick search on the internet shows that forcing a man who can prove he isn't the father to continue to pay child support is a common practice in our judicial system. Everybody's expending a lot of air guessing at what Obama's first 100 days will be like. But only Mad Magazine had the guts to speculate on his first 100 minutes.
By the last official work day of the Bush White House, all but the most senior officials will have turned in their government-issued BlackBerrys and badges. Like many US cities, Las Vegas is watching its economy reel. Home values have plummeted, foreclosures are exploding. Unemployment is the highest it's been in 20 years. In a not very well organized riot, black protesters struck out against the actions of a white policeman by smashing and burning storefronts and vehicles owned by black people.
According to this radical group, Barack Obama is the ''Goy Golum'' of the Jewish people, and they contributed heavily to his presidential campaign.
A shocking 2008 study says many couples actually feel happier when their children leave home because they can spend more time together. What did that cost taxpayers? National Lampoon's covers were always interesting, but this 1973 issue created a national stir, some thinking it hilarious, while others were outraged. Flying at speeds up to 3.2 Mach (2,450 mph) , the SR-71 Blackbird was the fastest plane ever produced, and contributed greatly to the winning of the Cold War. Time Magazine was definitely not trying to get on Senator Ted Kennedy's good side when they published ''The Trouble with Teddy'' in their April 29, 1991 issue.
Like other religions, Islam has its extremists. Be careful where you get your information from. You know, like from the ones who like to blow-up things. Al Jazeera , meaning ''The Island'', is an Arabic-language and English language television channel based in Doha, Qatar. Its willingness to broadcast dissenting views creates controversies in the autocratic Persian Gulf Arab States.
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A quick Google search of ''nursing home'' + ''voter fraud'' will give you hundreds of situations where elderly people voted in elections, and most were unaware they had done so.
My friend Dave Johnson in Laughlin, Nevada, is the world's second greatest Trivia expert.
This Christmas season, hope begins with you. The only thing ''healthy'' about some foods in the supermarket is the word ''heathy'' in the name. From 2008: Often, college graduates are taking jobs unrelated to their degree at pay scales they could have gotten right out of high school or a trade school. Some vanity license plates are pretty funny. Your state DMV tries to keep offensive ones from being issued, but sometimes they slip through.
Saltsman sent a CD to RNC members with the songs ''Barack the Magic Negro'', ''The Star Spanglish Banner'', ''Wright Place, Wrong Pastor'', and ''John Edwards' Poverty Tour''. A list of unusual deaths - unique, or extremely rare circumstances - recorded throughout history, including less rare, but still unusual, deaths of prominent people. Millions of Soviet citizens perished from famine during forced collectivization, were executed as ''enemies of the people'' or died in Gulag labor camps during Joseph Stalin's rule. Emmanuel Leutze, who painted this picture in 1851, could not have known how the crossing of the Delaware actually looked.  So, how accurate is it?
Visit Ralphie's house in Cleveland, Ohio, where you can buy yourself a leg lamp for your front window, and maybe a Red Ryder bb gun. Don't shoot your eye out. Wealthy George Washington continued to live a luxurious life during the winter at Valley Forge, all charged to his Continental Congress expense account. Coined by comedian Jerry Seinfeld in his 1990s self-titled sitcom, regifting has become a staple of holiday lingo. British troops were in the middle of a traditional carol service, complete with Santa hats and song sheets, when they came under attack from the Taliban.
Boxing Day - the first weekday after Christmas is observed as a holiday on which postmen and and others who serve receive a gift from those whom they served. The banker flashing the ''V'' is not the same as Churchill's famous Victory sign. This one is backwards, and means the same as giving someone the finger in America. Uncle Jay explains 2008 by singing about it. Some items, like Preparation H, are taken out of embarrassment, but shoplifting because of money problems is on the increase.
$850 billion is 850,000 million dollars, that's a lot of pork. It is rather haunting, the notice above the Flush button on an airliner toilet, ''Do Not Flush While Seated On Toilet''. In an interview with Chris Wallace on ''Fox News Sunday,'' Cheney fired back at Biden's contention that he was ''the most dangerous vice president'' in U.S. history. If you like Country Music you might like this one.
For many, it's either pay the mortgage or buying groceries. Somali pirates are gifting friends and relatives with money and winning the attention of beautiful women, who are flocking to pirate towns from miles around. Iraqi TV says Al-Zaidi has been transferred to the American prison at the Baghdad airport, and that he is in a difficult condition, with broken ribs and signs of torture. Is this change we can believe in?
After investing five years and nearly $9 billion, DHL is shutting-down in the United States, eliminating 9,500 jobs and thousands more at the company's partner, ABX Air. Retirement benefits is a reflection of how many retirees there are. The Big Three built up a huge pool of retirees long before Honda and Toyota opened plants in the US. December 25 was chosen as the date to celebrate Christ's birth, as it aligned closely with a major pagan festival, allowing the church to claim a celebration for Christianity, and made it easier to get converts for the new religion.
George Bush didn't need a primer on Middle Eastern culture to know he was being insulted when journalist Muntadar al-Zeidi threw his shoes at the president.
Video of the attack

Mark Twain was one of America's truly unique personalities. His ability to tap into American culture and humor gave him an invaluable insight in his writings and speeches. In United States, from the first oil well in 1859 until 1970, more and more oil was pumped from the ground. But after 1970, less and less came out, now just 5 million barrels a day. We use 15 million barrels a day. When Conan O'Brien takes over ''The Tonight Show'' he's bringing Andy Richter with him, seeking the aid and comfort of a sidekick, and a return to a happier, friendlier era. It was not until the invention of the microscope that yeast was identified as a living organism, the agent responsible for alcoholic fermentation and dough leavening.

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