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Hurt Locker Producer Banned from Oscars

The producer of the hot indie film “Hurt Locker” has been banned from the Oscars.  Nicolas Chartier has had his invitation rescinded because he sent out an email to Academy Award judges, which is highly prohibited.

The movie is up for multiple awards, and has already won multiple awards.  If the producer’s actions are as bad as they sound the Hurt Locker could be hurting.

It will be interesting to see if this incident will make it so that Avatar gets more awards than Hurt Locker.  Both are up for multiple Oscars, and the ironic thing is that James Cameron used to be married to the director of Hurt Locker.

The producer’s emails read that his movie is about the Iraq war and not just some $500MM film.  This cast a negative light on a competing film, and is the center of the big part of the controversy.

The picture has not been removed from the category for “Best Picture”, but there are many doubts cast on whether or not Hurt Locker will win.

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Fighter Jets Scrambled After AirTran Passenger Grows Unruly

Fighter jets were scrambled today after an AirTran passenger grew unruly during a flight.  The fighter jets being scrambled is the second time in just a matter of days that such an incident took place. 

The passenger on AirTran flight 39 grew unruly and refused to come out of the restroom.  NORAD ended up scrambling 2 F-16 fighter jets to escort the plane where the situation could be monitored. This all happened around 1:44 PM EST, and the passengers on flight 39 were able to finish their trip at 4:30 pm.

Everyone has been jumpy ever since a radical Nigerian with ties to Al Qaeda sewed explosives in the crotch of his underwear and then proceeded to try to blow up a plane, mid-flight , on Christmas Day.  Since then, security has increased and airlines and airports are becoming less and less patient with testy passengers.

Even though the terrorists didn’t succeed their main plan to end American lives, they did change travel as we know it.  Before you know it, carrying luggage on to a plane will become a thing of the past. There could be body scanners and heavier screening. This will cost the American consumer hundreds of dollars and airlines hundreds of millions of dollars – something the industry can’t really afford.

Source:

CNN.com

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Flight 253 UPDATE Terrorist Attack: A Detroit Bound Delta Flight Experiences Terrorist Attack

Flight 253 UPDATE Terrorist attack:  Delta flight 253 inbound to Detroit from Amsterdam experienced something that no one ever could have imagined on Christmas Day – a terrorist attack.  A Nigerian national with ties to Al Qaeda lit some sort of explosive substance as Flight 253 was making its descent in to Detroit. While there aren’t any deaths currently reported, there aren’t any immediate reports on injuries.

The suspect is said to have second degree burns, and is reportedly admitted to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI.

According to Fox News, “Rep. Peter King (R-NY) identified the suspect as 23-year-old Abdul Mudallah of Nigeria, and King said Mudallah “definitely has connections” to Al Qaeda.”

President Obama is vacationing in Hawaii and is said to be monitoring the situation. At this time, you can expect increased security at the airports.

At first, the situation was said to be a firecracker, but now it has been reported that it was some sort of explosive device.

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Santa Tracker NORAD: All About When Santa Will Be At My House

Santa Tracker: NORAD.  The NORAD Santa Tracker system will help children all over the world know when Santa is going to be at their house.  The Santa Tracker NORAD helps children avoid the disappointment of Ole Saint Nick skipping their home because they weren’t sleeping (you have to be asleep for Santa Claus to come!)

For very important information on tracking Santa, Click here.

For information on how Santa Tracker works, click here.

The same military that helps protect the United States and Canada makes sure that our favorite Christmas character remains safe in our skies.  Fighter jets even make sure that they escort Santa and keep him safe from obstacles – such as the Grinch.

Before you go to bed tonight, have your mom and dad click here and help you see where Santa is.  Then, head for bed and when you wake up you will have lots and lots of presents.

Merry Christmas!

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NORAD Santa Tracker 2009: A Child Can Track Santa Using NORAD

NORAD Santa tracker 2009: Children can track Santa Clause using the same high-tech device used by the Military.  The NORAD Santa Tracker 2009 is a great way for children of all ages to see when they will get their presents from Ol Saint Nick.

How does the NORAD Santa Tracker work?  There are state of the art tracking systems that include satellites, radar, fighter jets, and Santa Cams.  NORAD is alerted by the high tech system whenever Santa’s sleigh pulls away from his home at the North Pole.  The red nose on Rudolph also serves as a way for satellites to keep track of Santa and his Christmas loot.  High speed cameras that are dubbed “Santa Cams” film footage of the sleigh and flying reindeer going through the sky.  Fighter jets make sure that Santa stays safe and welcome him in to North America.

For more VERY important information on tracking Santa, click here.

The best part about the NORAD Santa Tracker is watching the joy in children’s eyes as they see their favorite Christmas Character get closer and closer to them. It also helps parents figure out when to tell their kids to go to bed, because we all know that Santa Claus only comes when children are sleeping.

If your child is worried about Santa, they can call a NORAD official to find out Santa’s whereabouts. They can also can email noradtracksanta@gmail.com for more details.

Without further delay, here is where you can go to track Santa and his sleigh this Christmas.  Click HERE

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SkyGrabber: A Download Allows People to Intercept Downloads – Where to get SkyGrabber

SkyGrabber is a download which allows users to intercept text messages, music and movie downloads, and more.  SkyGrabber is said to be the culprit behind insurgents hacking US Drone planes and reviewing footage.

Sounds complex, doesn’t it? While SkyGrabber sounds like a sophisticated government-grade program – it’s not.  In most cases, a SkyGrabber download costs less than a tank of gas.  For just $25.95 you can download information without even having your internet connection on.

According to the Web site,

SkyGrabberis offline satellite internet downloader. It intercepts satellite data( movie, music, pictures ) that downloadind by other users and saves information in your hard disk. So, you’ll get new movie, best music and funny pictures for free.

Wow.

I can’t help but wonder if the tabloids and gossip magazines used programs such as SkyGrabber to get information for their stories.  In the litigious society we live in, I really don’t think that tabloids would run stories without having at least some form of proof that a story could be true.

With the advent of SkyGrabber and reports that it can be used to hack some of our military’s most sensitive information, it wouldn’t be surprising if this type of software will become illegal over time. 

Head on over to www.skygrabber.com to check out this download.  The site was so popular today that there were actually times when the site was completely unavailable.

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Veterans Day Quotes: Quotes for Veterans Day Say Thank You to our Veterans

Veterans Day quotes are important. Veterans Day quotes say “thank you” to Veterans on Veterans Day.  Our military is important, so saying “thank you” on Veterans day with a nice quote will be greatly appreciated.

Veterans Day was first declared a holiday in 1938.  There are still 25 million living veterans today, so we need to honor these individuals as well as those that have died for our freedom.

The best Veterans Day quote is from Rev. Denis Edward O’Brien from the US Marine Corps:

It is the soldier, not the reporter,

Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier not the poet,

Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,

Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag,

Who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Some more great Veterans Day Quotes are:

“What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purist joys and happiness God has granted us in this world.”  Gen. Robert E. Lee

“Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a solder dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.” Otto Von Bismark.

“We know more about war than we do about peace, more about killing than we know about living.”  Gen. Omar Bradley.

And my my personal favorite:

“The military doesn’t start wars.  Politicians start wars.” Gen. William Westmoreland.

This Veterans Day, say “thank you” to any service man or woman you know.  Give them these inspirational quotes, as they will surely brighten their day.

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Jennifer Jenner: Jennifer Jenner, Stripper at Fort Hood Club Starz Claims Hasan is a “Good Tipper”

Jennifer Jenner is no relation to Bruce Jenner or Brody Jenner.  Jennifer Jenner is a stripper, and Jennifer Jenner came face to face with Nidal Malik Hasan days before the Fort Hood massacre.

Jennifer Jenner’s recollection of Major Hasan is puzzling, given the fact that the suspect in the Fort Hood shootings family paints Hasan as a “devout Muslim.”  According to Fox News, Hasan’s family claims that he “had difficulty finding a wife who would wear a head scarf and would pray five times a day.”

Jennifer Jenner gave Major Hasan a $50 3-song lap dance.  It was the first lap dance she gave while working as a dancer.  When she saw Major Hasan on the news, she about jumped out of her bed. She couldn’t believe that the calm, reserved man that tipped every dancer as they came off stage was responsible for the heinous act at the Fort Hood Army base.

Jennifer Jenner and the other dancers wondered why Nidal Malik Hasan came to Starz instead of one of the area’s larger strip clubs.  His reply was that no one he works with is there.  Perhaps his hatred of his co-workers was so deep, he couldn’t even stand to be around them.

According to Jennifer Jenner, Hasan preferred blondes, and tipped well.  He was very reserved and only took a couple sips of beer from 6 pm to 2 am, giving away 5 of the 6 beer bottles in his pack to dancers.

Jennifer Jenner’s account of Hasan has many people scratching their heads.  Was he really a radical Islamic figure, or was he more like Jason Rodriguez, the fed-up unemployed worker that went on a shooting rampage in Orlando just one day later?

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Fort Hood Victims List: A List of Fort Hood Victims Released

The Fort Hood victims list has been anticipated. The list of victims of the Fort Hood shooting is several people long. The Fort Hood victims list features people that range in age from 19 to 62.

The list of those killed at Fort Hood are as follows:

Michael Grant Cahill, Spokane Washington

John Gaffaney, Sierra Mesa, California

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Tipton, Oklahoma

Sgt. Amy Krueger, Kiel, Wisconsin

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, West Jordan, Utah

Pfc. Michael Pearson, Bolingbrook, Illinois

Pfc. Kham Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota

Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, Havre De Grace, Maryland:

Maj. Libardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia:

Capt. Russell Seager, Racine, Wisconsin:

Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, Tennessee.

Francheska Velaz, Chicago, Illinois

One unidentified civilian

The unofficial Fort Hood victims list of those wounded is below. Please note that this is an unofficial list from Nowpublic.com and this list can change at any time.

Chief Warrant Officer Chris Birmingham of Eclectic, Ala.
Sgt. Patrick Blue III, 23, of Belcourt, N.D.
Amber Bahr, 19, of Random Lake, Wis.
Keara Bono Torkelson, 21, of Ostego, Mo..
Alan Carroll, 20, of Bridgewater, N.J.,
U.S. Army Reserve Dorothy “Dorrie” Carskadon of Rockford, Ill.
Staff Sgt. Joy Clark, 27, of Des Moines
Spc. Matthew Cook, 30, of Binghamton, N.Y.
Staff Sgt. Chad Davis of Eufaula, Ala.,
Pvt. Joey Foster, 21, of Ogden, Utah,
Cpl. Nathan Hewitt, 26, of West Lafayette, Ind.
Justin Johnson, 21, of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Staff. Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, of Richmond County, N.C.
Shawn Manning, 33, formerly of Redman, Ore.

Army 2nd Lt. Brandy Mason, of Monessen
Reserve Spc. Grant Moxon, 23, of Lodi, Wis
Sgt. Kimberly Munley, 34, of Killen.
Warrant Officer Christopher Royal of Elmore County, Ala.
Maj. Randy Royer of Dothan, Ala.
Pvt. Raymondo “Ray” Saucedo, 26, of Greenville, Mich.
George Stratton III, 18, of Post Falls, Idaho
Patrick Zeigler, 28, of Orange County, Fla.

The Fort Hood victims list is a list of individuals that we need to keep in our thoughts and prayers.  Never in their wildest dreams did any of these individuals expect that they would be injured or killed on a military base, where they are supposed to be safest.

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Ft Hood Massacre: Fort Hood Massacre an act of Terrorism or Actions of Fed-up Soldier?

The Ft. Hood massacre is horrific. The Fort Hood massacre is a massacre at Ft. Hood that killed many. The Fort Hood Massacre was orchestrated by Malik Nadal Hassan, a Muslim army psychiatrist.

People want to know if the Ft. Hood massacre is an act of terrorism, or if it is the act of a soldier fed up with the way things are going.  The Fort Hood massacre shooter is Muslim, which leaves many people feeling uneasy.  Was the Muslim army official acting on behalf of a radical group? Or was he simply a soldier that didn’t want to go to war?

Reports indicate that Malik Nadal Hassan received harassment from other Muslims about participating in the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The Ft Hood massacre mastermind most likely felt like he was between a rock and a hard place.  Where should his loyalties lie? With the country he chose and vowed to serve and protect? Or with the God he worships?

The Fort Hood Massacre master mind’s alliances are now at war.  He has to turn his back on something he cares about if he is to get internal peace.  Unfortunately this Muslim soldier chose to end the lives of innocent Americans – including a pregnant woman.

Whether or not the Fort Hood Massacre is an act of terrorism is not announced.  Many feel that the Ft Hood attacks are an act of terrorism.  Others feel that the massacre at Fort Hood is the act of a soldier fed up with the way things are going.

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