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Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich; 27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992) was a German-born American actress and singer.

Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically.

In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and provided her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US.

Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest paid actresses of the era.

Dietrich became a US citizen in 1937, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlene_Dietrich

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | celebs | , , , | Leave a comment

Pat Oliphant

And ‘Punk the Penquin’ says, “Let them eat Pizza. Right, Mr. Cain?”

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | Cain, Occupy Wall Street | , , | Leave a comment

Mark Twain

‘After keeping us waiting for a century, Mark Twain Reveals it All’

I just readthat this year Mark Twain’s (real name: Samuel Langhorne Clemens) autobiography will be published. To remind you, the great American writer left instructions not to publish his autobiography until 100 years after his death, which is ectually NOW! I can not wait to read this book.

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– “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

– “Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it.”

– “If we were supposed to talk more than listen we would have been given two mouths and one ear.”

– “Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”

– “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”

– “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”

– “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

– “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”

– “My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine.(Fortunately) Everybody drinks water.”

– “Often it seems a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.”

– “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself”

http://dianiko.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/after-keeping-us-waiting-for-a-century-mark-twain-reveals-it-all/


October 18, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

We Are the 99 Percent

We are suffering from environmental pollution.

We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all.

We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything.

We are the 99 percent. Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street.

Why will YOU occupy?

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Please visit their website, and tell YOUR story.

http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

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And, if you want to help out:

The Occupy Wall St. protesters can always use food and warm clothing.

You can send non-perishable food, warm clothing, batteries, etc., to this address:

The UPS Store

Re: Occupy Wall Street 118A Fulton St.

#205 New York ,

NY

10038

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | Occupy Wall Street, We Are the 99 Percent | , , | Leave a comment

Gratitude

Via: CBS News

Jeff Clark helped save a Doberman from a burning home in 1999. It resulted in what became a world-famous photo of the dog “kissing” Clark on the scene.

Now, the Charlotte, N.C. fireman is at it again.

He and fellow vamp Alan Haynes grabbed nine brown-and-white puppies who were trapped in a house engulfed in flames earlier this week.

When they and other firefighters got there, they saw heavy smoke rising from the structure, and a man standing outside with an adult female dog.

Clark told co-anchor Chris Wragge on “The Early Show Saturday Edition” he and Haynes “just happened to be able to grab” the pups. He said it “wasn’t very difficult. The engine companies on scene … did an excellent job in the fire take-down, which lifted the smoke so that we had good visibility. The puppies were in a little pantry area off the kitchen next to a water heater. They were all on the floor. They were making some noise … and luckily, we had a blanket and were just able to grab them.”

Haynes showed Wragge pet respirators many Charlotte fire units carry with them, and they were put to good use at this fire. Haynes said they “work very well.”

Though one of the pups has since died, Clark described several coincidences between his ’99 rescue and the latest one, saying, “Cinnamon (the Doberman) … was the mother of nine puppies. … We were able get her out of the house and here it is nine, 10 years later, and this time, it’s puppies. So it’s just a very unique situation.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/01/earlyshow/main5203810.shtml

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Grat.i.tude: the quality of feeling grateful, or thankful.

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | cats/dogs/goats/bears/whatever | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tom Leppart (R-TX) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Wonkette

Tom Leppert is running for Senate in Texas. Who is Tom Leppert?

He is a strange tool who wants to collect email addresses for his Senate campaign fundraising spam lists by starting a delusional petition site to “End the Occupation” because, he says, “the Occupy Wall Street crowd represents the same flawed values that got our country into this economic mess.”

Hm. What else do we know about Tom Leppert?

Tom Leppert believes no one has ever heard of “Google search,” because he was also the chairman of Washington Mutual’s audit committee right before the bank torched $63 billion of its investors’ money and became the most failed bank in American history.

Tom Leppert, in other words, basically INVENTED “flawed values,” so, uh, he would know?

Here’s the entire text of his incredibly lazy web site attempt to trick idiots into giving him their email addresses:

‘The Occupy Wall Street crowd represents the same flawed values that got our country into this economic mess. They possess a false sense of entitlement and think they should be receiving government handouts and run up the debt on an imaginary credit card by making hard-working Americans and future generations pay for the bill.’

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As a candidate for U.S. Senate, some of Leppert’s largest campaign contributors are in the finance, insurance and real estate sectors.

They include the financial services and advisory firm Ernst & Young, which was sued in 2010, and again in 2011, for allegedly helping Lehman Bros. cover up its failing finances ahead of their complete collapse, which was one of main triggers that launched the global financial crisis. Ernest & Young gave Leppert $23,000, according to OpenSecrets.org.

http://wonkette.com/454877/ex-washington-mutual-banker-somehow-manages-to-call-ocupados-entitled#more-454877

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Occupy Wall Street | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Occupy – EVERYWHERE!

Via:  ‘The Reformed Banker’ – Dependable Renegade

In 2008, the American people were told that if they didn’t bail out the banks, there way of life would never be the same. In no uncertain terms, our leaders told us anything short of saving these insolvent banks would result in a depression to the American public.

We had to do it!

At our darkest hour we gave these banks every single thing they asked for. We allowed investment banks to borrow money at zero percent interest rate, directly from the Fed. We gave them taxpayer cash right onto their balance sheets. We allowed them to suspend account rules and pretend that the toxic sludge they were carrying was worth 100 cents on the dollar. Anything to stave off insolvency. We left thousands of executives in place at these firms. Nobody went to jail, not a single perp walk. I can’t even think of a single example of someone being fired. People resigned with full benefits and pensions, as though it were a job well done.

The American taxpayer kicked in over a trillion dollars to help make all of this happen.

But the banks didn’t hold up their end of the bargain.

The banks didn’t seize this opportunity, this second chance to re-enter society as a constructive agent of commerce. Instead, they went back to business as usual. With $20 billion in bonuses paid during 2009. Another $20 billion in bonuses paid in 2010. And they did this with the profits they earned from zero percent interest rates that actually acted as a tax on the rest of the economy.

Instead of coming back and working with this economy to get back on its feet, they hired lobbyists by the dozen to fight tooth and nail against any efforts whatsoever to bring common sense regulation to the financial industry. Instead of coming back and working with the people, they hired an army of robosigners to process millions of foreclosures. In many cases, without even having the proper paperwork to evict the homeowners. Instead, the banks announced layoffs in the tens of thousands, so that executives at the top of the pile could maintain their outrageous levels of compensation.

We bailed out Wall Street to avoid Depression, but three years later, millions of Americans are in a living hell. This is why they’re enraged, this why they’re assembling, this is why they hate you. Why for the first time in 50 years, the people are coming out in the streets and they’re saying, “Enough.”

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Print this out and hand it to every douchebag you know who insists Occupy Wall Street is a bunch of dirty fucking hippies who should just get jobs already. THIS is why people are fucking angry enough to bring back the guillotine.

http://www.dependablerenegade.com/dependable_renegade/2011/10/this-this-this.html

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personal thought:

If you don’t want to ‘print it out’, please send it to your Aunt, and ask her to mail it to her +2,000 teabagger friends.

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | Occupy Wall Street | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

” . . . because I can afford to piss away my money’

Via: The Gawker

‘Dumb Jock Chugs Bottle of Cristal to Protest Occupy Wall Street’

Kevin Strahle is a self-proclaimed rich person, “meathead,” “YouTube inspirational public figure,” and resident of New Jersey. He is an amateur competitive eater, with a handful of meat-eating victories in the suburbs.

Last night, Strahle responded to Occupy Wall Street by purchasing a $260 bottle of Cristal (on sale for $199.99) and drinking it in under a minute:

“People can OCCUPY WALL STREET but I OCCUPY $260 bottles of CRISTAL CHAMPAGNE because I can afford to piss away my money”

The result is a belabored feat of drawn-out burps and chest-heaving gasps.

http://gawker.com/5850654/dumb-jock-chugs-bottle-of-cristal-to-protest-occupy-wall-street

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personal thought:

I think an ‘inheritance tax for meatheads’ is way passed due.

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October 18, 2011 Posted by | Occupy Wall Street | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment