Jemima Packington of Somerset is the world’s first and only “asparamancer” — to wit, she makes predictions about the future based on the arrangement of asparagus spears that have been tossed on the ground.
“It might sound silly to some people but my readings are very accurate,” says Ms. Packington, who claims to have predicted the fall of Gordon Brown, the global financial crisis, and The King’s Speech’s Best Picture get.
For 2012, the spearseer says the euro will experience a total collapse; one of the UK’s main political parties will undergo a leadership change; a high-profile British figure will die; and not one, but two Royal pregnancies will be announced.
So let’s meet back here next year and see how well she did.
Now this clip is the original that everyone on the net has used as a parody video for many things.
Here’s the scene that has become so virally popular on YouTube, in all its original glory. This entire movie is amazing, the acting superb, the history accurate. I consider it one of the best WWII movies ever made.
Army Detachment Steiner (Armeeabteilung Steiner), was a temporary military unit, something more than a corps but less than an army, created on paper by German dictator Adolf Hitler on 21 April 1945 during the Battle of Berlin, and placed under the command of SS Obergruppenführer Felix Steiner. Hitler hoped that the units assigned to Steiner would be able to stage an effective counter attack against the northern pincer of the Soviet assault on Berlin. In the event, Steiner realised that the forces under his command were inadequate, and refused to attack.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, during a House oversight panel hearing on the botched gun-walking Operation Fast and Furious, said that he should be held accountable, but also given credit for what the Justice Department has accomplished under his leadership.
During the hearing, Rep. Ann Buerkle (R-N.Y.) played a video for Holder showing testimony given by the family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry during a previous House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing. Terry’s murder has been linked to a gun that was allowed to walk into criminal hands under Fast and Furious.
She then grilled Holder about his lack of accountability and asked, “How many more Border Patrol agents would have had to die as a part of Operation Fast and Furious for you to take responsibility?”
“You know I should be held accountable for certainly my role in whatever I did or didn’t do in connection with the supervision of Fast and Furious,” responded Holder, “but yeah I’m Attorney General of the United States, and I should also be held accountable and perhaps even given some credit – imagine that – given some credit for the things that this Justice Department has done under my leadership whether it deals with national security, revitalize anti-trust, revitalize civil rights enforcement efforts, so one has to balance all of these things.
“I’m not claiming to be a perfect person or a perfect attorney general,” he continued. “I get up everyday and try to do the best job that I can. I weigh faith in the people that work in the department, and you know that kind of question, I think is frankly, and again respectfully, I think that’s beneath a member of Congress.”
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While an admirable election-year plan to hire unemployed vets, President Obama’s new $6 billion idea could end up costing $50,000 or far more per job while helping less than 3 percent of the nation’s out-of-work veterans.
At the heart of the new Veteran’s Jobs Corps being unveiled today, the president wants to spend $1 billion putting 20,000 vets to work in a conservation plan being overseen by the Department of Interior. The conservation corps would work to restore habitat and do other activities at a price of about $50,000 per job.
But the president is also looking to spend an additional $5 billion to fund the hiring of veterans as firefighters and community cops, as well as on veteran job training and small business initiatives. Obama will unveil the program at a Northern Virginia firehouse today.
The price tag is huge and officials say required to encourage employers to hire vets. But some in the GOP are quietly questioning the costs, most of which will be in the president’s fiscal 2013 budget. None have gone public yet with their gripes.
Tall and tan and young and … chunky?
The Girl From Ipanema has put on a few pounds, and for many sunbathers on Brazil’s beaches the country’s iconic itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikini just doesn’t suffice anymore.
A growing number of bikini manufacturers have woken up to Brazil’s thickening waistline and are reaching out to the ever-expanding ranks of heavy women with new plus-size lines.
That’s nothing short of a revolution in this most body-conscious of nations, where overweight ladies long had little choice but to hit the beach in comely ensembles of oversized T-shirts and biker shorts.
“It used to be bikinis were only in tiny sizes that only skinny girls could fit into. But not everyone is built like a model,” said Elisangela Inez Soares as she sunbathed on Copacabana beach, her oiled-up curves packed into a black size 12 bikini.
“Finally, it seems like people are beginning to realize that we’re not all Gisele,” said the 38-year-old mother of four, referring to willowy Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
Clothing designer Clarice Rebelatto said her own swimwear-hunting travails prompted her to found Lehona, an exclusively plus-size beachwear line.
“Honestly, the problem went way beyond just bikinis. In Brazil, it used to be that if you were even a little chunky, finding any kind of clothes in the right size was a real problem,” said Rebelatto, herself a size 10. “And I thought, ‘I’m actually not even that big compared to a lot of women out there, so if I have problems, what are they doing?’”
NOW FOR SOME BACON!!!!!!!!
This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!
~ Adolph Hitler  The Weapons Act of Nazi Germany.
Three women go down to Mexico one night, get drunk, and wake up in jail, only to find that they are to be executed in the morning, though none of them can remember what they did the night before.
The first one, a redhead, is strapped in the electric chair, and is asked if she has any last words. She says, “I am from Grace University , and believe in the almighty power of God to intervene on the behalf of the innocent,” They throw the switch and nothing happens.
They all immediately prostrate themselves; beg for her forgiveness, and release her.
The second one, a brunette, is strapped in and gives her last words, “I am from the Creighton School of Law and I believe in the power of justice to intervene on the part of the innocent.” They throw the switch and again, nothing happens.
Again, they all immediately prostrate themselves; beg for her forgiveness, and release her.
The last one, a blonde, is strapped in and says, “Well, I’m from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and just graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and I’ll tell you right now, you ain’t gonna electrocute nobody if you don’t plug this thing in.”
TV station does actual investigation into voter fraud. Finds 94 of the bastards.
I’ll bet $10 to a donut they all voted democrat.
Imagine, too, how many fraudulent voters would be found in democrat districts if this investigation were to take place across the US?
Don’t expect democrat supervisors of elections to do anything anytime soon.
A local Florida station invented an unprecedented way to check for voter fraud: jury excusal forms. NBC2 compiled a list of jury excusals based on not being a citizen of the United States and compared it to a list of registered voters in two counties. They discovered almost 100 illegally registered voters, many of whom had voted multiple times. “I vote every year,” one woman told NBC2, despite the fact that she is not a US citizen. The woman had told the court that she couldn’t serve on a jury because she wasn’t a US citizen, but she doesn’t seem to have a problem voting like one.
Based on the NBC2 investigation, local election offices say they’ll now request a copy of every jury excusal form where residents say they can’t serve because they’re not a citizen.
So far one American is dead. About 300 total. And Holder keeps denying involvement and now actually threatens a US Congressman…
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, advises Egyptians to bypass our constitution in favor of constitutions from third world countries. One of our Supreme Court Justices!