Monday, January 31, 2011

60 Seconds of News

Hip Hop Founding Father Hospitalized
Hip Hop Pioneer Kool Herc is in the hospital with an undisclosed illness and is in need of financial assistance since he doesn't have health insurance.

U.S Citizens Flee Egypt
The airports in Cairo Egypt are slammed with U.S. citizens fleeing the country due to the massive riots, looting and lawlessness spreads across the nation in objection to President Hosni Mubarak's 30 year authoritarian strangle hold on the country.

Indonesian Pop Star Imprisoned For Sex Tapes
A crack down on internet porn in Indonesia has resulted in Indonesian popstar singer Nazril "Ariel" Irham of the group Peterpan being sentenced to three and a half years when his sex tapes hit the internet. Irham was found guilty of violating Indonesia's anti-porn law.

Candy Company Recalls Candy
Dangerous levels of lead found in Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge candy has prompted the candy maker, Candy Dynamics to recall its candy. The recall includes Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge candy the company has sold through May 2009 including:
Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Cherry (UPC 0 89894 81901 1),
Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Green Apple (UPC 0 89894 81701 7)
Toxic Waste® Nuclear Sludge® Blue Raspberry (UPC 0 89894 81801 4)

Thai Airline President Called "Pioneer" For Hiring Transexual Crew
Thailand is well known for having one of the largest transexual populations as well as being a place where inexpensive and quick sex changes are done. It will also be known for being the first Airline to hiring an all transexual flight attendance crew. According to Peter Chan, "I think these people can have many careers, not just in the entertainment business, and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true," he told AFP. "Our society has changed — it's evolution. I'm an pioneer, and I'm sure there will be (other) organizations following my idea."

Elementary School Accepts Donation From Strip Club Owner
A Florida elementary school had parents and community leaders in an uproar when it accepted $20,000 in donations from a local strip club owner. The school district is considering returning the donation.

Homeowners Sued For Politician's Injuries....After He Broke In
Senator Jim Alesi is suing home owners and the home's builder for injuries he suffered after he broke into the home and injured his leg. Senator Alesi was cited in a criminal report for trespassing. He broke into the home using the basement door, and then injured his leg when he tried to use a ladder to reach the first floor and fell. The Senator is suing on the grounds of negligence-- for not providing a safe site. He claimed he was checking out the home for a friend.

IRS Provides IRS2Go App For iOS and Android
The IRS has made tracking your tax return after you've filed a cinch with their new App, IRS2Go. The App allows you to see the status of your refund, and to see if your return has been accepted.

Hungary Man Steals Condoms
A desperate 28 year old man in Hungary was banned from a bar for attempting to steal a comdon despensing machince from the bar's restroom. Bar employees stopped the man and called authorities. The man said he was low on cash and "met a hot girl at the bar and needed condoms for later... So I thought I'd solve both my problems at once."

Chase Kills Debit Rewards
People will be denied from being able to enroll into the debit rewards program after Feb. 8th. Those who are already members before the cut off date, will remain members but no new members will be accepted.

And That's 60 Seconds of News