The Former South African President has been admitted to the hospital but South African officials say that there should be no cause for panic. Nelson Mandela, who was the first person ever to be elected President in a fully representative South African nation has made many visits to hospitals over the years but has always been a fighter. Mandela once spent 27 years in South African prisons, a little time in the hospital wont kill him. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro
Team Obama is offering access to inaugural activities in exchange for corporate donations of over $1 Million they also extend the offer to private individuals who contribute $250,000. That’s a major deviation from his policy in 2009 when he refused corporate donations and capped off private donations at $50,000. The Team Obama financial advisers responsible for this move cited tapped out Democrats being one of the reasons they chose to diversify their fundraising pool. Hit the jump for more. PaulDaPro
First and foremost this is no laughing matter, the three women involved in this following story are truly embarrassed and upset about what had happened. Three women found themselves upset after receiving their check at a restaurant in Cali and reading what their table had been named in the system that was taking orders. The top of the receipt read “FAT GIRLS” meaning that the waiter had named the table this and unintentionally handed them the receipt with the name. I know you will find it funny to see, but it wasn’t to the three women. Hit the jump Steph B
Timothy Ferriss, author of books such as The 4-Hour Body & The 4-Hour Workweek, will have a new New York Times bestseller without even touching book shelves. Thanks to Barnes & Nobles ban, he had to find another way to sell his book & it worked. Hit the jump to learn how.
A Long Island man was arrested for sending alimony checks to his ex wife that were covered in excrement, yes covered in poop! How he made that possible is beyond me, but he sure did. How’s that for a scorned husband LOL? Out of curiosity I really wonder how he managed to do this and what convinced him that this was a good way to get revenge on her. I doubt there will ever be a clear answer, but unfortunately for him besides the alimony checks he is now facing a $35,000 bail. Steph B
Next time you’re told not to drink whiskey now you have the excuse that it saves the blind! No this isn’t a joke! A man, 65-year-old Denis Duthie, from New Zealand drank so much vodka while on diabetes medication that it caused him to lose his eye sight! Duthie reeked of alcohol when doctors realized that he had formaldehyde poisoning!This occurs when the body ingests too much methanol which is found in vodka. The intake of menthanol can treated with ethanol, which is found in whiskey. Click below for more details.
What would you do if someone mistakenly breastfeeds your newborn child because of a mix-up at the hospital? Well that is exactly what happened at a Minneapolis hospital. Both women are said to be upset by this whole ordeal. How did this happen? The breast fed baby was placed in the wrong bassinet! The child was given an HIV test as precaution which is mandatory by law if such thing were to happen which in this case it did. So far the baby has tested negative for HIV and will receive future test. Click below for more info.
A US Senator, Joe Manchin, has requested that the show “Buckwild” not be aired on MTV. According to reports Joe sent a letter to the president of the channel asking for them not to let this show air on Jan. 3rd, because it profits off crazy things that the youth take part of. The senator that stems from West Virginia, where the show takes place has also said that teens represent ugly sterotypes of the state. But, if these teens are from the state then they are actually portraying a portion of it’s youth alike Jersey Shore, not the entire state. I don’t think he’ll win the battle against MTV.
Singer and reality show star Toni Braxton was admitted into a hospital in California on Friday. Braxton is said to have been hospitalized because of minor health issues related to Lupus. For for info click below.
If the government doesn’t do something about the looming fiscal cliff, about two million people could lose their unemployment benefits just four days after Christmas. Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed is pushing to allow for another extension to avoid tax increases and spending cuts in January. Reed has been joined by others as President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner continue to disagree with each other in regards to the deficit deal. Not only are 2.1 million facing losing their benefits on December 29th, but another million people could be losing their benefits in about three months if something is not done and soon. Read more below.