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5 things you do on Facebook (because you're too stupid too know better)

5 things you do on Facebook (because you're too stupid too know better), I remember when people knew that giving out too much information could get you in trouble, maybe even killed. For example, a latch-key kid at home alone would get in trouble if they told a caller or visitor that their parents were gone. The phrase was usually "he/she's in the bathroom" or "he/she's asleep". The idea was to not let people know that they were alone. It was the only time a child was given permission to lie, and it prevented robberies and possible abductions. You see, keeping your information to yourself was a good thing.

Nowadays, as I look through Facebook, I wonder how people are willing give up so much of their personal information. There's so much "tmi" going on, I put together a list of my top five things people should stop sharing on Facebook.

1. Stop complaining about your boss/job/co-workers

If you're lucky enough to be able to get on Facebook a…

Juicing to Get Healthy, 1st day of my experiment

Juicing to Get Healthy, 1st day of my experiment, Well, Kohl’s had a massive sale over the weekend and I ran by to see if anything piqued my interest. And there it was, a Juice Maker for less than 50 bucks, AWESOME. I snagged one of the last one there. I’ve been lusting for one for years.

I brought it home, read the instructions and started researching on juicing recipes. I found the most awesome and inspiring video. This is a story of two men who went on juice fasts. Very overweight men and the results were absolutely startling, and uplifting, and hope filling. There were a few things in the movie that would be impossible for the average person who has to pay bills and is one step ahead of the debt collectors, but on the whole, this plan is doable.

If you are overweight, and have tried everything except surgery, this is the plan to try. It makes amazing sense and doesn’t require bunches of extra money, group confession meetings, or prepackaged meals.

Watch the video for yourself (video …

Top news: Boston bombing contradictions, more massive bank price fixing

Top news: Boston bombing contradictions, more massive bank price fixing, Below are key excerpts of important news articles which include revealing contradictions in the official explanation of the Boston Marathon bombings, new revelations of massive price fixing by big banks, a major push in Congress to pass a GMO labeling law, and more.

Read also wonderfully inspiring articles on an innovative bicycle made from cardboard and a woman without hands who can fly a plane. To skip to the section on inspiring articles, click here.

Each excerpt is taken verbatim from the major media website listed at the link provided. If any link fails, click here. The most important sentences are highlighted. And don't miss the "What you can do" section below the summaries. By educating ourselves and spreading the word, we can and will build a brighter future.

Special note: Could it be that you are more beautiful than you think? Watch this three-minute video to find out. For an interesting, docu…

Plane crashes near L.A.: Midair collision leaves one dead, three injured

Plane crashes near L.A.: Midair collision leaves one dead, three injured, One person is dead after a plane crashed near L.A. Monday. The Associated Press via TwinCities.com shared the details on April 29. The incident happened when two small planes collided midair. The pilot of one of the aircrafts died when the plane veered into the rocky ridge after the two planes collided.

The pilot of one plane died, while the pilot of the other plane was able to survive by managing a belly-flop landing of the plane on a nearby golf course. There were three people aboard that plane, while it seemed only the pilot was on the plane that crashed into the ridge. Golfers were stunned when the small aircraft landed just yards away from them.

Both planes involved were Cessna 172 models. Officials are still investigating what happened in the incident. Those on-board the aircraft that landed on the golf course were quite lucky, as those on-board had only minor injuries. Though there are many details yet to b…

Newborn left on beach: Baby girl unidentified but doing well at hospital

Newborn left on beach: Baby girl unidentified but doing well at hospital, A newborn left on a beach in Hawaii is doing well thanks to one woman who found the baby and took her to the hospital. The incident happened at Sandy Beach in Hawaii and the Associated Press via ABC News shared the details on April 29. At this time nobody has come forward for the child.

The baby was an 8-pound full-term baby girl who was left on the beach shortly after her birth. The baby was in the sand crying when she was found shortly after midnight. Luckily the child is doing well at the hospital and the Department of Human Services is handling the details. If nobody comes forward identifying the baby, the state will try to get permission from the court to release a photo of the newborn left on the beach.

Hawaii, as is the case with most states, does have a baby safe haven law. The state put the law into place in 2007, and so far nobody in Hawaii has taken advantage of it. Those following the story are glad to…

Would you trust Jodi Arias around your children

Would you trust Jodi Arias around your children, As the Jodi Arias trial nears its end, and the accused murderess comes closer to her fate (whatever it may be), there are still tons of details being shared with the media -- keeping this story at the top of media interests. On April 29, 2013 HLN reported that one of Travis Alexander's friends expressed discomfort with Jodi -- in particular, regarding his children.

Would you trust this woman around your children -- the woman accused of stabbing Travis Alexander 27 times before shooting him in the face? Chris Hughes certainly did not trust the woman, and during his interview with Dr. Drew he recollected his discomfort with Arias around his own kids. His memory involves he and his wife and children sleeping in the same home as Arias and Travis, and how they caught Jodi eavesdropping on them outside their bedroom door.

"We were so freaked out," said Hughes. "We laid there in bed, my wife and I, wondering, 'Are our chil…

Ponytail stunt death: ‘He was desperately trying to move forward’

Ponytail stunt death: ‘He was desperately trying to move forward’, Sailendra Nath Roy’s ponytail stunt death was not what the 48-year-old Indian Guinness World Record holder had in mind when he promised his wife that this would be his last stunt. “A friend, who preferred to remain anonymous, said: ‘His wife used to urge him to quit doing dangerous stunts. Mr Roy convinced her that crossing the Teesta river would be his last. Unfortunately, that became his last stunt," reported BBC News India on April 29, 2013.

In 2007, Sailendra Nath Roy tied his ponytail to a rope and flew from one building to another in front of television cameras. In 2008, he pulled the Darjeeling toy train with his ponytail and in March of 2011, Guinness World Record named Sailendra Nath Roy the record holder for being able to travel the farthest distance on a zip wire by using his hair.

When not hanging by his ponytail, Sailendra Nath Roy was working as a driver for the police.

On Sunday morning, after having p…

Deltona shooting victim dies, as Volusia deputies continue search for man's car

Deltona shooting victim dies, as Volusia deputies continue search for man's car, A Deltona man found shot in Sanford last week died Monday, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesperson Gary Davidson says 25-year old Christopher Jemery died at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Davidson adds that the shooting investigation continues, and deputies are still looking for Jemery’s car, a 2013 four-door silver Nissan Altima with a Florida tag of BPDW87. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office at (386) 736-5999.

The Deltona man was found “…gravely injured by gunfire…” in a wooded area of Sanford Friday, but Sanford Police could not immediately identify Jemery because he was not carrying ID and was unconscious. Volusia County Investigators became involved after Jemery’s girlfriend went to his apartment late Friday afternoon and found “…obvious signs of a struggle…” inside. The investigation is bein…

Commercial spaceship completes first rocket-powered flight

Commercial spaceship completes first rocket-powered flight, Virgin Galactic, which hopes to operate the world’s first commercial spaceline, has completed the first rocket-powered flight of its SpaceShipTwo space vehicle.

The April 29 test began in Mojave, Calif., when SpaceShipTwo took off mated to carrier aircraft WhiteKnightTwo. At an altitude of 47,000 feet, the space vehicle was released from the aircraft and its rocket motor was ignited. SpaceShipTwo propelled forward, reaching an altitude of 55,000 feet and exceeding the speed of sound. The space vehicle cruised about 10 minutes before returning to Mojave.

“For the first time, we were able to prove the key components of the system, fully integrated and in flight,” said Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group co-owns Virgin Galactic with Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS.

More flight tests are planned in the coming months.

“Today’s supersonic success opens the way for a rapid expansion of the spaceship’s powered flight envelope, with a v…

14-year-old forced to get pregnant: Mom pregnancy crime goes viral

14-year-old forced to get pregnant: Mom pregnancy crime goes viral, A 14-year-old who was forced to get pregnant by her own mother is criminal news of the worst kind, and it’s a story that’s gone viral online. On Tuesday, April 30, the world learned that a mother of a young teenage daughter forced her own child to get pregnant for her after learning that she would be denied the opportunity to adopt another child.

The unspeakable crime in question occurred in Britain, where a mother who had already adopted three children was hoping to be allowed the chance to adopt a fourth. But unfortunately for her, she was denied that chance.

So what did the mom do? Rather than be content with the kids she had, she decided to hatch a plan: she would force her own daughter to get pregnant, carry the child for 9 months, and essentially birth her new daughter-sister.

While the mother didn’t force the daughter to have sex with a teenage boy, she did make her daughter impregnate herself with a syringe full …

Woman found guilty of chopping off husband’s penis and then chopping it up

Woman found guilty of chopping off husband’s penis and then chopping it up, Catherine Kieu, 50, from Orange County, Calif., was found guilty and convicted on April 29 in a Southern Calif. courtroom of drugging her husband with Ambien, tying him up with ropes to her bed, and then cutting off his penis with a kitchen knife when he awoke from his drug induced slumber.

She also tossed his severed penis into her garbage disposal and then turned it on, thereby “mutilating the organ.”

According to FOX News, Kieu was found guilty on charges of torture and aggravated mayhem for the attack which occurred on July 11, 2011.

During trial, the 60-year-old victim testified that his penis could not be reattached and that he felt as though he had been murdered.

Reportedly, Catherine Kieu was overcome with a combination of rage and jealousy at the prospect of her husband wanting a divorce and resuming relations with his former ex-girlfriend.

Children forgotten often caught up in the legal system of today

Children forgotten often caught up in the legal system of today, One Florida Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit appears to be working toward setting a new standard in the way the legal systems treats children. Judge Charlie Crawford, a judge in Brevard County, has made note to all parties involved when it comes to family litigation. Children are the center of focus when it comes to custody litigation and often the litigants must leave the child outside the court room sitting on a waiting bench. The reason why children must come to the court house vary at the least for a multitude of reasons. The parent or custodian may have been ordered to appear with the child or possibly for the lack of finding a baby sitter.

Judge Charlie Crawford has much experience in the realm of children not only because of his legal career but by being a family man himself. Charlie Crawford is married to Kerry Crawford skilled in physical therapy, due to her career at Health First, and the mother of four …

Federal funding fraud at the expense of abused, abducted and exploited children

Federal funding fraud at the expense of abused, abducted and exploited children, A local father speaks out for children and families everywhere from Brevard County Florida. The current conditions of the system and its abuses of discretion appear appalling to say the least. When individuals improperly use the system for personal financial gain and kickbacks at the expense of children it is clear that the children suffer the most.

It is astonishing the amount of Title IV-E Funding, and all the money that comes along with it, is made off the backs of children who are sold into slavery. As you read this you will see the States are rewarded for adopting out children. They make a bonus and they make a bigger bonus when they adopt out older kids.

Previously the Government Accountability Office conducted a test with 5 states. The five states GAO tested lacked controls over child care assistance application and billing processes for unregulated relative providers, leaving the program vulnerable …

UK BBC reports attempt to pass snooping bill was there more

UK BBC reports attempt to pass snooping bill was there more, What the big guns already do...

Don’t the big corporations contract that they will not share your information in their signup agreements?

Home Office plans to store details of Britons’ online activity will not happen while the Liberal Democrats are in government, Nick Clegg has said. -BBC NEWS UK

Its intriguing the insurmountable endless piles of knowledge and technology we have today and yet their are few who truly understand it. Have the lawmakers been blind sided? Who advises them on technology? Are they up to date? Can they keep up? Does anyone know how, when or why they cannot keep up? Is it their job to speak geek? Has anyone set aside the endless rhetoric and stated things in Plain English? Why not? What are they hiding?

Hackers, crackers, coders, law makers and every day civilians alike have to learn to speak as if attending international negotiations between more countries than there are in the entire world. This task s…

Gun control or second amendment infringement

Gun control or second amendment infringement, Correspondent Joseph Kirk - It would seem to infringe upon an entire society’s rights based on the actions committed by a singular person would be not only significant but intrusive far beyond the extent of usurping the procedural protections of due process and and the constitutional provisions of the rights the people ...

Gun owners across America are unsettled at the tactics and propaganda being pursued to circumvent the second amendment of the United States Constitution. Propaganda comes in many forms and is defined as chiefly derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. It was a low blow for politicians to use a singular incident of a school house shooting to push their private agenda by sensationalizing the suffering of those families and their lost loved ones.

How ever as always The Objective Review has decided to take a closer look. It …

CPS takes child after parents request a second medical opinion

CPS takes child after parents request a second medical opinion, On April 27, The Healthy Home Economist shares the story of Anna and Alex Nikolayev who tried to do nothing but give the best to their baby, Sammy, when he came down with some flu like symptoms that quickly became a nightmare situation that every parent dreads.

As the story goes, the couple took their five month old baby to Sutter Memorial Hospital after the baby's flu like symptoms started requiring antibiotics, then emergency heart surgery. Anna and Alex took the baby to Kaiser Permanente, a rival medical facility for a second opinion before Sutter was able to give any further care. The couple claim that they went from one hospital to the next where doctors at Kaiser said that the baby was fine to go home. Police showed up to the hospital at the request of Sutter Memorial and left satisfied that the baby was fine after talking to the attending physician as well as reviewing medical charts.

The next day, CPS showed up …

3 abalone divers killed off California coast over weekend

3 abalone divers killed off California coast over weekend, Three abalone divers were killed in separate incidents over the weekend in California. The Press Democrat detailed the news on April 29 of the tragic deaths that have those in the area in quite a bit of shock.

Two of the abalone diver deaths happened in Sonoma County while the third was near Fort Bragg. A fourth diver was rescued from the water and luckily was not harmed. It has been a busy abalone season along the coast of California, but it seems many divers are underestimating the strength of the water.

Tim Murphy, a lifeguard with the state parks, notes that abalone divers need to carefully watch the water for a bit before going in, as there have been rapidly changing conditions and strong rip currents. Divers are encouraged to having buddies with them, stick close together, and have a plan for when trouble arises.

California Diver notes that one of the three abalone divers killed was a 66-year-old Pacifica retired firefighte…

Bait from Lake Winnibigoshish banned in Minnesota

Bait from Lake Winnibigoshish banned in Minnesota, Sam Cook reported in the Sunday, April 28th sports section of the newspaper that fishermen would have to do without the popular spotted shiner minnow. Because velagers, the immature spawn of zebra mussels, have been found in the lake it's waters is contaminated and will spread the invader species. Since many area residents, both First Nation and white, make spring seed money from netting the minnows, and bait shops stock mainly from this source in the spring, it is going to be felt in the local industry.

Lake Winnie sits right between Cass and Leech Lake and carries the flow of the Mississippi River south to Grand Rapid and the Twin Cities. This is the center of walleye country and fishing is the second major religion in the north of the state. It is important to both those who live there and the countless anglers who travel yearly to this area for a tradition of ice out fishing. The tribes are searching for ways to cleanse the bai…

Stem cell treatment may help circulation

Stem cell treatment may help circulation, A new treatment being tested could help get your blood flowing, the ABC7 News website reports today. This new treatment, which is being tested at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, involves using stem cells from a patient’s hip bones and injecting them into their legs and feet.

Doctors believe this treatment could help many with circulation problems, like Buerger’s disease and peripheral artery disease. Hopefully this treatment will prove to be successful because poor circulation in the legs and feet can lead to the loss of limbs or even death.

Scientists and health experts are always doing valuable research on medical treatments for illnesses, like HIV and Buerger’s disease. May they be successful in finding the right treatments for these conditions in the near future. For more information on this story and other related research stories, you could always find the ABC7 website at http://abclocal.go.com.

Ponytail stunt death: Indian stuntman dies hanging on a wire with his ponytail

Ponytail stunt death: Indian stuntman dies hanging on a wire with his ponytail, The Guinness Book of World Records is full of individuals who have put their lives at risk in order to gain notoriety as the ‘best.’

An Indian man named Sailendra Nath Roy, who already holds a Guinness World Record for the category of ‘traveling the farthest distance on a zip wire attached to hair’ died Sunday after trying to recreate the stunt, according to a One News Page report from April 29.

Roy was performing the feat in front of spectators over the Teesta River in West Bengal Sunday. He was suspended from a 180-meter-long zip wire at a height of 20 meters.

Witnesses say that Roy had progressed about halfway across the wire, but suddenly began to struggle and was unable to go any further. After a few moments, he went still.

It took approximately 45 minutes to bring Roy down from the wire. No emergency personnel were standing by for his stunt.

The 48-year-old daredevil was pronounced dead at the hospital wi…

Ponytail stunt death horrifies onlookers: Sailendra Nath Roy has heart attack

Ponytail stunt death horrifies onlookers: Sailendra Nath Roy has heart attack, A ponytail stunt death horrified onlookers at the Teesta river in West Bengal, India. Sailendra Nath Roy, 48, was attempting a stunt where he crossed the river suspended by a zip wire attached to his ponytail. According to the BBC on April 29, Roy died after suffering a heart attack.

Roy was trying to cross the Coronation Bridge, and sources indicate this was one of many dangerous stunts like this he had attempted over the years. In fact, he did a similar ponytail stunt in 2007 when he was filmed by television cameras flying from one building to another. Police say that Roy did not have permission to be on the bridge doing this stunt.

The ponytail stunt death happened as Sailendra Nath Roy walked across a zip wire 70 feet above the river. It seems he had made it approximately half the distance across when he started to struggle. About 30 minutes later, he became still. He was reportedly hanging for about 45 m…

14-year-old forced to get pregnant for 2 years with sperm bought on internet

14-year-old forced to get pregnant for 2 years with sperm bought on internet, A 14-year-old girl was forced to get pregnant by her mother. “Over two years the daughter had to inseminate herself seven times, ‘alone in her bedroom, using syringes of semen and douches prepared by the mother’.” Since the mother wanted a girl, she also forced the 14-year-old adopted daughter to use painful acidic douches with vinegar, lemon, or lime juice and to eat a special diet in order to get the desired pregnancy result, reported The Guardian on April 28, 2013.

After the 14-year-old miscarried the first time, the mother’s scheme to get her daughter to give birth finally worked when the girl was 16 years old.

The mother who was an American divorcee living in Britain had already three children that she had adopted as babies. Two babies were adopted when she was married and the third baby was adopted after her divorce. Because of her health condition and an elective sterilization, the mother was unable to …

The Importance of Being Earnest…about a Will!

The Importance of Being Earnest…about a Will!, Writing a will is something many adults avoid for as long as possible. A will is one of those things our parents always intend to do to pass on assets, but do not always find the time to do. There are excuses and too many other things “to do”.

Waiting until one is faced with having to write a will creates stress and undue pressure. Some parents and seniors never create a will and in those cases, their children and heirs are often left with much administrative work and complications in trying to obtain the inheritance their parents planned for them.

When you are taking care of a parent and you know they do not have a will, it is often a sensitive topic to begin to discuss. The best thing is to encourage them to begin thinking about their wishes once they are gone, and then move to support them in doing some estate planning and to write a will. T

his can be done easily with the help of an elder law attorney. If you do not have a will yourself,…

Free smog checks in Bakersfield this Saturday

Free smog checks in Bakersfield this Saturday, Bakersfield and Kern County residents can take advantage of another free smog check this Saturday, courtesy of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (APCD). Additionally, if the vehicle fails the test, the first 525 participants will be provided a voucher worth up to $500 that can be used for repairs at participating smog repair shops.

Part of the San Joaquin Valley APCD's Polluting Automobile Scrap and Salvage (PASS) program, the "Tune-In & Tune-Up" event will be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To be eligible, you must be a resident of the San Joaquin Valley and have owned your car for more than six months.

Although no smog certificates will be issued, the event offers a free way to determine if your car needs repairs to pass the test and a way to pay for those repairs.

Free food and drink will also be available while supplies last. For more information, please c…

Gun makers leaving Connecticut, Colorado over tougher gun laws

Gun makers leaving Connecticut, Colorado over tougher gun laws, Gun manufacturers in Connecticut and Colorado are packing up and heading for gun-friendlier states, and one place that is welcoming them is Texas, Fox News reported April 29.

Gun manufacturers in states that are enacting strict new gun laws had threatened to take their operations — along with jobs and hefty payrolls — to states that are more welcoming to gun makers. Some gun makers contend that gun reform laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings will have a detrimental effect on their business.

Now the gun makers are making good on their threats to leave states that are enacting gun control legislation.

In Connecticut, high-end rifle manufacturer PTR Industries announced on its Facebook page on April 9 that it would be taking its 40 jobs and $50,000 weekly payroll to a new state that has less restrictive gun laws. The new location has not been announced.

“Although PTR has not decided upon a specific relocation site…

Phil Jackson cancer

Phil Jackson cancer, During a time where Phil Jackson is supposedly "itching" for an NBA return, we're finally beginning to get a good idea of why he stepped away in the first place.

In the legendary coach's upcoming book Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success, Jackson admits publicly that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2011. Jackson kept the information private after hearing the news, and doctors told him the condition could be dealt with via drugs initially.

Eventually, though, the Hall of Famer did tell his players—doing so in the most Jacksonian way possible—as a motivational ploy during the 2011 NBA playoffs. According to the Orange County Register's Kevin Ding (membership required), Jackson saw his players slipping and hoped telling them would spark a renaissance.

Forward Pau Gasol spoke with Ding about his feelings when hearing the news, saying:

Shocking. But then you also could understand certain moments of his demeanor, energy and involvement…