Feds warn about too much salt, saturated fats, set dietary guidelines

So basically McDonald’s fries are a wrap.
via CNN

The federal government unveiled new dietary guidelines Monday that urge certain people to cut down on salt.

The guidelines, which are updated every five years, recommend that people over age 51, African-Americans and people with a history of hypertension, diabetes or kidney problems limit their daily salt intake to a little over a half a teaspoon. For everyone else, the daily recommendation remains at 2,300 milligrams — about one teaspoon of salt.

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[video] Teachers separate students by sex and race to help boost test scores

CNN’s headline on this is very misleading. Watch the first few minutes you will see that these teachers are well intentioned and are becoming mentors to these black students whose grades were behind their white counterparts. Anybody who is thinking this is similar to going back to the days of segregation by law needs to jump off a cliff.

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# Students divide themselves, join with mentors, for six minutes each day
# The pilot program involves only the junior class at McCaskey East High School
# Civil rights group is worried about the return of segregated schools

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Egypt Shuts Down Internet Amid Violent Protests

You guys surprised? I am not because that same killswitch exists here if things were ever go to massive protests across this country.

via Gawker/Adrian Chen

Egypt’s apparent blocking of Twitter and Facebook amid fierce protests this week was nothing: Now it appears they’ve blocked the entire internet, as well as text messaging. It’s got the whole world watching and wondering: What’s next?
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[video] Beyond Black Mesa

Beyond Black Mesa is a short Independent fan film Inspired by the Half-Life Video Game series. This is an action packed short film centering around Adrian Shephard and a band of resistance fighters struggling to get out a warning about the impending invasion.

– Independent short film – 2 years in the making – Endless hours of post
– 1 Canon HV20
– 7 Friends
– $1,200 budget for the full short film.
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On Jan. 15th, 2011, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward” was released theatrically to sold out crowds in 60 countries; 31 languages; 295 cities and 341 Venues. It has been noted as the largest non-profit independent film release in history.

This is a non-commercial work and is available online for free viewing and no restrictions apply to uploading/download/posting/linking – as long as no money is exchanged.

A Free DVD Torrent of the full 2 hr and 42 min film in 30 languages is also made available through the main website [below], with instructions on how one can download and burn the movie to DVD themselves. His other films are also freely available in this format.




Activist killed on “Ugandan Gay List”

They are not playing out there.

via Newser

A Ugandan gay rights activist whose name appeared on a tabloid “hit list” has been found beaten to death in his home. “He was killed by someone who came in his house with a hammer, meaning anyone else could be the next target,” said a fellow activist. David Kato’s name, picture, and address were printed by the newspaper in its list of the country’s “top homos,” which appeared under the headline “Hang Them,” the BBC reports. Kato successfully sued the paper and won an injunction blocking all Ugandan media from outing gays.

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[video] Pastor Joel Osteen: Homosexuality is ‘a Sin’, Is he Right?

Women please chime in. Would you date a man who was homosexual and then became heterosexual or would you believe that once he crossed that line there is no coming back? I myself believe there is no turning back, but I want ladies to tell me what they think. Men also let me know.

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Pastor Joel Osteen says homosexuality is a sin. The full interview airs January 26 on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”


Feds Search for Nigerian Cyberscammer who made $100 Million, Partied like Big Meech

This story is amazing and they reference him as being no less than a ‘criminal genius’. Sounds like this should be made into a movie asap. I suggest you read this and see that he came from very affluent parents and when he turned to these scams. And yes he had a record label called S.W.A.T Up Entertainment:

Tobechi Onwuhara (right) at a Dallas nightclub with Ezenwa Onyedebelu.


via CNN Money

FORTUNE — A luxury suite at the W Hotel in Dallas is as good a place as any to conquer the world. At least it seemed that way in 2007 when Tobechi Onwuhara got the crew together. They’d meet there often, seven or eight of them. Some had nicknames from the Ian Fleming lexicon: C, Q, and E. Others were called Mookie, Orji, Uche. They would spread out on designer sofas and at the wet bar, open three-ring binders, and fire up laptops with hard-to-trace wireless cards. On a nearby table there’d be prepaid cellphones with area codes taped to them. A phone for Southern California. A phone for Northern Virginia. A phone for any place Onwuhara had found the “good money.”

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Can Black Women have a bigger waist and still be healthy?

Do not read this headline and think it is okay to be heavy. This study has some serious problems in it. In essence it is singling black women out and saying it okay for you to be a bit fatter before you are at risk for diabetes and heart disease which I totally disagree with. Shouts to Amy Norton for this article that should be read by everybody:

via Reuters

“We do not want to make too many practical implications at this point,” Katzmarzyk told Reuters Health in an email.

He also stressed that the findings do not mean that African-American women with a BMI below 33 or a waistline under 38 inches have “no risk” of obesity-related health problems.

“What the study does show is that there is a strong relationship between obesity and risk factors in white and African-American men and women,” Katzmarzyk said. “This relationship is robust in all groups, so no one is immune from the effects of obesity.”

As it stands, men are considered to have abdominal obesity when their waistline tops 40 inches; for women, the threshold is 35 inches. Abdominal obesity, in turn, raises a person’s risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Another way to look at the weight-health question is through body mass index (BMI) — a measure of weight in relation to height. People with a BMI of 30 or higher are considered obese, and they generally have a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease than thinner people.

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WTF: Woman jumps Off 23-Story Building and Survives

Maybe this will wake her up to the fact that her life is worth something and that jumping off the roof is not her final destiny. Damn must be painful though. This happened at a Buenos Aires hotel:

via TMZ


According to the AP, the 30-year-old woman landed in a sitting position, was rushed to a nearby hospital and is being operated on for internal bleeding, broken hips and ribs.

The woman fell nearly 330 feet.

Here are the ingredients to Taco Bell’s so-called ‘Beef’

By now you must have heard about the lawsuit to stop Taco Bell from advertising any of their products as being beef due to it being only 35% beef and a bunch of other stuff. Gizmodo has an informative breakdown of what you(not me) are actually eating.

via Gizmodo

Water, isolated oat product, salt, chili pepper, onion powder, tomato powder, oats (wheat), soy lecithin, sugar, spices,
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Exclusive: Chicago Cubs Custom New Era 59/50 Fitted

Rock-N-Jocks keeps bringing new innovations to the fitted hat game with this just released Chicago Cubs Custom New Era 59/50 fitted. This fitted is designed in gucci colors This hat is all hunter green with the top of the bill in hunter green and the bottom of the bill in red. The embroidered cub logo on the front of the hat is done in gold and red. The back of the hat has the embroidered m.l.b. logo in hunter green, red, and gold. With only 30 total pieces in stock you better hurry over and pick this up exclusively at www.rocknjocks.com

Flavor Flav Opens Up Fried Chicken Franchise

I am all for Flavor Flavor opening up a business, but are we not at fried chicken overload in this country? Fried foods have been proven to be the precursor to heart disease, obesity, and a bunch of other ailments, and the last thing people need is another fried chicken joint.
via Eater

Rapper and reality show star Flavor Flav is opening a fried chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa. Why Clinton, Iowa, which even Flav admits is “way out here in the middle of some place”? His business partner, Nick Cimino, is from Clinton, and it was his idea to open the restaurant, which is located next door to a KFC. Flav had previously sold his chicken wings at a restaurant Cimino owns in Las Vegas.

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[video] Fan Made Ninja Turtle “Fight The Foot” Movie

To paraphrase  polkafrenzy666 a commenter on Youtube these fan-made shorts are really dope and it seems like Hollywood is ignoring these talented individuals and giving us junk with maybe one really dope action flick every couple of years.

via Buzzfeed

A fan-created Ninja Turtles short that imagines a chaotic gang-ridden city before Shredder arrives to whip the Foot Clan into shape. It’s definitely about time we had a new TMNT movie. There’s only so many times you can rewatch Turtles Through Time without wanting to kill yourself. (Via The High Definite.)

[video] The Facebook Obsession

CNBC:With more than half a billion users around the world, Facebook has altered our everyday lives for better or worse, and in ways we may not even recognize. Correspondent Lester Holt explores the real story behind the $50 billion dollar social network juggernaut.

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[video] Gorilla Walks Like a Man (WTF)

I know Snooki is excited to see this, cause she does love a juice head gorilla.

This is Ambam, a bachelor Western Lowland gorilla at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent, England. He loves to walk around like this!
The video was taken by Johanna Watson whilst she was working for a project on great ape locomotion.