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‘Fred Astaire and Madonna’ by Raniel

Via: Worth1000.com ‘Photo Effects’



February 9, 2012 Posted by | celebs, photoshop | , , , | Leave a comment

doin’ it like a boss!


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Stanley Kubrick – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Brother and Sister At Palisades Amusement Park, 1946



 Kubrick as a Look magazine photographer in 1949

Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and cinematographer, who lived in England during most of the last four decades of his career. Kubrick was noted for the scrupulous care with which he chose his subjects, a slow method of working, the variety of genres he worked in, technical perfectionism, reluctance to talk about his films, and reclusiveness. He maintained almost complete artistic control, but with the rare advantage of big-studio financial support for all his endeavors.

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Student Loans Could Be America’s Next ‘Debt Bomb,’ Report Finds

Via: Huffington Post

Growing numbers of Americans are finding themselves bankrupt, with their college diplomas partially to blame.

Slightly more than 80 percent of bankruptcy attorneys say the number of their potential clients with student loan debt have increased “significantly” or “somewhat” in the past three to four years, according to a survey by the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. And there’s little hope those debtors will get out of their obligations; 95 percent of bankruptcy attorneys surveyed said that very few student loan debtors will be discharged from their loan as a result of undue hardship.

Take it from those of us on the frontline of economic distress in America: This could very well be the next debt bomb for the U.S. economy,” William E. Brewer, Jr., president of the NACBA said in a statement accompanying the survey.

As college costs spiral out of control and public universities cut back on financial aid, more students and their parents are taking on loans to pay tuition, according to the Los Angeles Times.

At about one trillion dollars, Americans’ student loan debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time in history in August 2010.

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Support for Mitt Romney VANISHES

Via: Think Progress

Rick Santorum decisively swept all three primary contests last night, shattering the myth of inevitability that presumed front-runner Mitt Romney has tried to construct. While the vote in Missouri assigned no delegates, the results there and in Colorado and Minnesota nonetheless show a clear refutation of Romney in states that will be battlegrounds in the general election.

But there is even more troubling news for Romney. As ThinkProgress has noted, Republican turnout has been down in virtually every primary so far, suggesting a lack of enthusiasm for Romney and the rest of the GOP field. But last night’s results are far more severe. Turnout was not just down but down tremendously, and in many places, Romney was unable to capture anywhere close to as many votes as he won in 2008.

Romney won Colorado with 60 percent of the vote four years ago, and its demographics favored the candidate, but this year, Romney won just 34.9 percent of the vote, coming 6 points shy of Santorum.

In Minnesota, which Romney won with 41 percent of the vote in 2008, he won just 16.9 percent last night — coming in third behind Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).

And in Missouri, Romney was down slightly, from 29 percent in 2008 to 25.3 percent last night.



personal thought:

Clearly, the winner yesterday was President Obama.

RE-ELECT Obama/Biden in 2012!



February 9, 2012 Posted by | 2012, Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, GOP morons, Perry, President Obama, Romney, Ron Paul, Santorum | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment