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Woman: Pretend you’re shooting Obama ( video)

Posted on March 24 2012 by CNN

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum visits a firing range. Someone in the crowd tells him to “pretend to shoot Obama.             This post was submitted by CNN.

College men walk a mile in high heels ( video)

Posted on March 23 2012 by CNN / IM

Western Kentucky University students walk a mile “in her shoes” to raise awareness about violence against women.                 This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

California Earns B- for Openness, D for Access

Posted on March 23 2012 by Suzanne Manneh and Zaineb Mohammed / NAM

How does California score when it comes to transparency and political corruption? According to a new study released earlier this week ranking states in terms of their political openness the answer is: not bad at all. When it comes to access to public information, the picture is less rosy. The Golden State ranked fourth on […]

Cross-dressing firemen put out fire ( video)

Posted on March 22 2012 by CNN's Jeanne Moos

Cross-dressing firemen in gowns put out a fire. Hot? Not. This post was submitted by CNN’s Jeanne Moos .

Fuel price hikes ignite protests in Indonesia ( video)

Posted on March 22 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Hefty 33 per cent increase in transport fuel may force many low-income Indonesians off the road. Thousands of workers in Indonesia have protested against a 33 per cent rise in the cost of fuel. The government has said that current fuel subsidies cost them billions each year, but for 100 million Indonesians living on two dollars per […]

Luxury cruise liner involved in collision off Vietnam

Posted on March 21 2012 by CNN / IM

 A luxury cruise ship collided in deep fog with a container ship off Vietnam, punching a hole in the container ship and knocking passengers off their feet, a passenger told CNN Monday. “The foghorn at the back of the ship had been going off consistently, throughout the morning,” passenger Andrew Lock said Monday from Hong […]

Indonesia police kill ‘terror suspects’ ( video)

Posted on March 20 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Five people shot dead on resort island of Bali “for planning acts of terrorism and robberies”. Indonesian anti-terror police have killed five suspects in raids on the resort island of Bali. “Five people who planned to carry out an act of terrorism and several robberies have been gunned down Sunday evening,” national police spokesman Boy Rafli […]

Indonesian Acts in ‘Giving Back to Society’

Posted on March 20 2012 by LIZ GOOCH / NY Times

“You have to give people the bait, not the fish,” said Tahir, the founder of a vast Indonesia-based business empire. “The fish, you can finish it in a week. But you give them the bait – the talent, the education – they can use this for their whole life.” It is this philosophy that has guided […]

President Obama at the Dubliner on St. Patrick’s Day

Posted on March 19 2012 by The White House / IM

President Obama left the White House this afternoon to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by grabbing a pint of Guinness at the Dubliner, an Irish pub near the Capitol. Check out some photos from his visit to the bar below. President Barack Obama visits the Dubliner, an Irish pub in Washington, D.C., with his Irish cousin, […]

The world’s most luxurious boat show ( video)

Posted on March 19 2012 by Kim Kelaita / CNN

Worries over piracy are sidelined at the the 20th Dubai International Boat Show This post was submitted by Kim Kelaita / CNN.

Indonesia ‘invisible people’ search for hope ( video)

Posted on March 18 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Four million undocumented Indonesians live without access to schools or health care Around four million poor people in Indonesia do not receive any government support because they lack proper identification papers. The Indonesian government calls them “invisible people”. Many are poor farmers who migrate to the cities in search of a better living. Without a proper address or […]

Behind the Scenes of “Inside Out” (video)

Posted on March 17 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM

An emotional journey towards success, family bonds, and a lesson in forgiveness will be the recurring themes to turn this year’s theatrical production from IFGF, “Inside Out.” The cast and crew have been acting, dancing, and singing in anticipation for their opening night at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse on April 7, 2012 to commemorate […]

East Timor votes in presidential election

Posted on March 17 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

The second election in East Timor pits Nobel Peace prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta against 11 other candidates. Voting has begun in East Timor’s presidential election seen as a key test of stability in Asia’s youngest and poorest nation. The second presidential election in East Timor pits Nobel Peace prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta against 11 other […]

Visa / MasterCard FRAUD

Posted on March 17 2012 by Dr. Sophie C .Wong / IM

Just a heads up for everyone regarding the latest in Visa fraud. Royal Bank received this communication about the newest scam. This is happening in the Midwest right now and moving. This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want.. Note, the callers do not […]

Green: Death of the Forests ( video)

Posted on March 16 2012 by Patrick Rouxel / Al Jazeera

A visual essay about the impact of deforestation in Indonesia as seen through the eyes of a dying orangutan. Filmmaker: Patrick Rouxel This extraordinary visual essay, told with no human commentary at all, explores the impact of deforestation and the exploitation of natural resources in Indonesia from the point of view of a dying orangutan […]

Giant ‘century’ plant blooms in Kansas ( video)

Posted on March 16 2012 by CNN / IM

A plant that only blooms once a century, then dies, is putting on its final show in Kansas. KWCH reports.                   This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

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