Saturday, August 29, 2009

Passing on an email so we never forget

Irena Sendler 

There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena. During WWII, Irena, got permission towork in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an 'ulterior motive' ... She KNEW what the Nazi's plans were for the Jews, (being German.) Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom ofthe tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids..) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldie rs of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.. During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She was caught, and the Nazi's broke both her legs, arms and beat her s everely. Irena  kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into fos ter family homes or adopted. 

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was not selected. 

          Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.  

        Powerful message, especially the "cartoon."  Let us never forget!

63 years later 



Please read the little cartoon carefully, it's powerful. Then read the comments 
At the end. 
I'm doing my small part by forwarding this message. I hope you'll consider 
Doing the same. 

In Memoriam 


It is now more  than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe  ended This e-mail is  being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the  six million Jews, 20 million Russians, 10  million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests  who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned,  starved and humiliated with the German and Russian Peoples looking the other   way! 

Now, more than ever, with Iraq , Iran , and others, claiming the  Holocaust to  be 'a myth,' it's imperative to make sure the  world never forgets, because there are others who would like to do it again. 

This  e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide! 

Join us and be a link in the  memorial chain and help us distribute it around  the world. 

Please send this e-mail to people you know and ask them to continue  the  memorial chain.   

Please don't just delete it. 

It  will only take you a minute to pass this along. Thanks! 

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Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari 458 Italia Pictures

Ferrari has revealed a further tantalising glimpse of its new 458 Italia in the run-up to the official unveiling at September’s Frankfurt motor show. 

Vehicle Dynamic Assistance


Chairman of Pininfarina S.p.A.

Text: Charis Whitcombe 
Photos: Ferrari

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Afterbirthers Demand To See Obama's Placenta

heh heh 

Afterbirthers Demand To See Obama's Placenta

AUGUST 27, 2009 | ISSUE 45•35

WASHINGTON–In the continuing controversy surrounding the president's U.S. citizenship, a new fringe group informally known as "Afterbirthers" demanded Monday the authentication of Barack Obama's placenta from his time inside his mother's womb. "All we are asking is that the president produce a sample of his fetal membranes and vessels—preferably along with a photo of the crowning and delivery—and this will all be over," said former presidential candidate and Afterbirthers spokesman Alan Keyes, later adding that his organization would be willing to settle for a half-liter of maternal cord plasma. "To this day, the American people have not seen a cervical mucus plug, let alone one that has been signed and notarized by a state-certified Hawaiian health official. If the president was indeed born in the manner in which he claims, then where is his gestation sac?" Keyes said that if Obama did not soon produce at least a bloody bedsheet from his conception, Afterbirthers would push forward with efforts to exhume the president's deceased mother and inspect the corpse's pelvic bone and birth canal.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Father's fury over children's 'pornographic' sweet wrappers

As stupid as the guys complaint is, the wrappers can certainly be interpreted that way (if you have a dirty mind)


A father-of-two has spoken of his disgust after spotting fruity cartoon characters appearing to have sex on SWEET wrappers. Simon Simpkins was buying Haribo MAOAM sour candies for his children when he noticed the 'pornographic' illustrations of limes, lemons and cherries romping with each other. Mr Simpkins, of Pontefract, West Yorkshire, said: 'The lemon and lime are locked in what appears to be a carnal encounter. 



Fruity: According to Mr Simpkins, the lime has a 'particularly lurid' expression on its face during its encounter with a lemon

Fruity: According to Mr Simpkins, the lime has a 'particularly lurid' expression on its face during its encounter with a lemon


Debauched: The lime enjoys a similarly smutty experience with a willing pair of cherries

Debauched: The lime enjoys a similarly smutty experience with a willing pair of cherries



'The lime, whom I assume to be the gentleman in this coupling, has a particularly lurid expression on his face.' He said: 'I demanded to see the shop manager and, during a heated exchange, my wife became quite distressed and had to sit down in the car park.'  A spokesman for Haribo said the 'fun' packaging of the sweets was introduced in Germany 2002 and added: 'This jovial MAOAM man is very popular with fans, both young and old.'


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Mythical Creatures

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Top 10 Hottest Megan Fox Photoshoots

As you guys probably know, today is “Ban Megan Fox Day ”. Basically, a bunch of websites, including a couple of our buddies, decided to put a ban on Megan Fox today. That’s right, no Megan Fox for an entire day. Hey, I’m totally cool with that, and completely understand that they would want one full day without looking at Megan Fox, reading about her, etc…

Having said that, banning Megan Fox (i.e. the hottest celebrity babe on the planet) on Popoholic, even if it’s just for one day, is as ridiculous as banning your own private parts from any and all activities. So, to make up for the lack of Megan Fox hotness today, I present to you The Top 10 Hottest Megan Fox Photoshoots. Have fun!

Click here to see the Top 10

We used this stunning Transformers  promo photoshoot for our infamousAngelina Jolie  Vs. Megan Fox post a couple of years ago. Check out the pictures here, and find out who you guys thought was the hotter celebrity babe at the time. All of you Megan Fox haters will most definitely be surprised…

Here’s one of Megan’s first photoshoots, and one of her sultriest. I wonder if she’s thinking about that time we ran into each other at Denny’s? Check out the photos here, and here.

Ok, technically this isn’t really a photoshoot, but that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen shot is one of the hottest Megan Fox photos ever seen by human eyes. Check out the drool-inducing photo, and all of Megan’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen promo pictures here.

Yup, even a nerdy Megan Fox is hotter than Scarlett Johansson  andPrincess Leia put together. Check out the photoshoot here.

Here’s one of Megan’s more recent photoshoots. Elle magazine  thought that their female readers would also want to see Megan Fox looking hot and prancing around the beach in a bunch of black and white photos. You see, even women drool over this peach! Check out the photos here andhere.

Alright, now we’re getting to the good stuff. Here’s Megan looking drop dead sexy in an assortment of swimsuits and bikinis for the UK edition ofGQ magazine. Make sure you’re not operating heavy machinery while checking out the pictures folks. Sweet Christmas! Check out the photoshoot here, and here.

Megan’s “Good Morning Megan” photoshoot for Esquire magazine was so big and so swhingtastic that we actually did three separate posts on it. This is hands down the sexiest photoshoot so far this year. Check out Megan waking up in bed in her underwear and in all sorts of mind-blowing outfitsherehere, and here.

Megan Fox topless and in tight leather pants. ‘Nuff said. Check ‘em outhere.

Here’s Megan’s very naughty FHM photoshoot. This is one of the very few shoots where we get to drool over Megan in lingerie and in all of her pseudo nude glory. Click here for the pictures.

Here it is my peeps… The hottest Megan Fox photoshoot ever. And it’s all thanks to GQ magazine. Not only is it the hottest Megan Fox photoshoot, but it’s also by far the hottest celebrity babe photoshoot ever. Hell, even the outtake photos annihilate the competition. Check out the photoshoothere, and here.

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

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Sayings of the Jewish Buddha

If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?

Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?

Drink tea and nourish life; with the first sip, joy; with the second sip, satisfaction; with the third sip, peace; with the fourth, a Danish.

Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.

Accept misfortune as a blessing. Do not wish for perfect health, or a life without problems. What would you talk about?

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single Oy.

There is no escaping karma. In a previous life, you never called, you never wrote, you never visited. And whose fault was that?

Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.

The Tao does not speak. The Tao does not blame. The Tao does not take sides. The Tao has no expectations. The Tao demands nothing of others. The Tao is not Jewish.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

Let your mind be as a floating cloud. Let your stillness be as a wooded glen. And sit up straight. You'll never meet the Buddha with such rounded shoulders.

Deep inside you are ten thousand flowers.  Each flower blossoms ten thousand times. Each blossom has ten thousand petals.  You might want to see a specialist.

Be aware of your body. Be aware of your perceptions.  Keep in mind that not every physical sensation is a symptom of a terminal illness.

The Torah says, Love your neighbor as yourself.  The Buddha says, There is no self.  So ... maybe we're off the hook?



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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Layoffs by sector

Employment Change by Industry (visual economics)

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Monday, August 24, 2009

10 Things Science Says Will Make You

10 Things Science Says Will Make You




Scientists can tell us how to be happy. Really. Here are 10 ways, with the research to prove it.

Click on each item or hover over each number to see the 10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy.

YES! MAGAZINE INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC, 2008. Photo by Niko Guido, istock.

In the last few years, psychologists and researchers have been digging up hard data on a question previously left to philosophers: What makes us happy? Researchers like the father-son team Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, Stanford psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, and ethicist Stephen Post have studied people all over the world to find out how things like money, attitude, culture, memory, health, altruism, and our day-to-day habits affect our well-being. The emerging field of positive psychology is bursting with new findings that suggest your actions can have a significant effect on your happiness and satisfaction with life. Here are 10 scientifically proven strategies for getting happy.

Savor Everyday Moments

Pause now and then to smell a rose or watch children at play. Study participants who took time to “savor” ordinary events that they normally hurried through, or to think back on pleasant moments from their day, “showed significant increases in happiness and reductions in depression,” says psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky.


Avoid Comparisons

While keeping up with the Joneses is part of American culture, comparing ourselves with others can be damaging to happiness and self-esteem. Instead of comparing ourselves to others, focusing on our own personal achievement leads to greater satisfaction, according to Lyubomirsky.


Put Money Low on the List

People who put money high on their priority list are more at risk for depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, according to researchers Tim Kasser and Richard Ryan. Their findings hold true across nations and cultures. “The more we seek satisfactions in material goods, the less we find them there,” Ryan says. “The satisfaction has a short half-life—it’s very fleeting.” Money-seekers also score lower on tests of vitality and self-actualization.


Have Meaningful Goals

“People who strive for something significant, whether it’s learning a new craft or raising moral children, are far happier than those who don’t have strong dreams or aspirations,” say Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener. “As humans, we actually require a sense of meaning to thrive.” Harvard’s resident happiness professor, Tal Ben-Shahar, agrees, “Happiness lies at the intersection between pleasure and meaning. Whether at work or at home, the goal is to engage in activities that are both personally significant and enjoyable.”


Take Initiative at Work

How happy you are at work depends in part on how much initiative you take. Researcher Amy Wrzesniewski says that when we express creativity, help others, suggest improvements, or do additional tasks on the job, we make our work more rewarding and feel more in control.


Make Friends, Treasure Family

Happier people tend to have good families, friends, and supportive relationships, say Diener and Biswas-Diener. But it’s not enough to be the life of the party if you’re surrounded by shallow acquaintances. “We don’t just need relationships, we need close ones” that involve understanding and caring.


Smile Even When You Don’t Feel Like It

It sounds simple, but it works. “Happy people…see possibilities, opportunities, and success. When they think of the future, they are optimistic, and when they review the past, they tend to savor the high points,” say Diener and Biswas-Diener. Even if you weren’t born looking at the glass as half-full, with practice, a positive outlook can become a habit.


Say Thank You Like You Mean It

People who keep gratitude journals on a weekly basis are healthier, more optimistic, and more likely to make progress toward achieving personal goals, according to author Robert Emmons. Research by Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, revealed that people who write “gratitude letters” to someone who made a difference in their lives score higher on happiness, and lower on depression—and the effect lasts for weeks.


Get Out and Exercise

A Duke University study shows that exercise may be just as effective as drugs in treating depression, without all the side effects and expense. Other research shows that in addition to health benefits, regular exercise offers a sense of accomplishment and opportunity for social interaction, releases feel-good endorphins, and boosts self-esteem.


Give It Away, Give It Away Now!

Make altruism and giving part of your life, and be purposeful about it. Researcher Stephen Post says helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a “helper’s high,” and you get more health benefits than you would from exercise or quitting smoking. Listening to a friend, passing on your skills, celebrating others’ successes, and forgiveness also contribute to happiness, he says. Researcher Elizabeth Dunn found that those who spend money on others reported much greater happiness than those who spend it on themselves.



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