Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Zennie Meets Renetto's Business Friend - Small Vlogger World

This is right out of the small world file. I happened to be sitting next to a friend of Renetto, one of the first "big" vloggers, or vloggers who got big. But we were talking about how small the world is, so I put it on video!

Christian Bale Goes ApeSh#t on Terminator 4 set

Christian Bale goes on another profanity-fueled rant where he exhibits the alleged anger management problem that lifted it's head during the week of the premier of The Dark Knight. So I guess we can say The Dark Knight really is a Dark Knight. But why? What's up with this great acting talent?

President Obama Signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

From The White House:

On January 29, 2009, with the new law's namesake Lilly Ledbetter there to witness, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act -- legislation to fight pay discrimination and ensure fundamental fairness to American workers.

(This video is public domain per White House copyright policy)

This is a historic moment as a fact that was never adressed by the Federal Government, has been. This is why we backed Obama.

Attorney General Eric Holder's message to the Department of Justice

From The White House:

After being sworn in on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, Eric Holder became the first African American Attorney General in the history of the United States. In a brief video address to the employees of the Department of Justice, he promises the beginning of a new era.

I wish him well and am confident he will do a fantastic job. The question is what's first on his agenda? Stay tuned here.

Daschle Withdraws Nomination for HHS Secretary

AP Video: Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination for secretary of health and human services amid a tax problem. (Feb. 3)

Iraq's Shocking Human Toll: About 1M Killed, 5M Orphans

Now that Bush is gone, perhaps we can honestly face the damage we have wrought and the responsibilities we must accept from it. We are now able to estimate the number of Iraqis who have died in the war instigated by the Bush administration. Looking at the empirical evidence of Bush's war legacy will put his claims of victory in perspective.

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Marijuana charges against Obama's half-brother dropped

All charges against George Obama, half-brother to U.S. President Barack Obama, have been dropped after his arrest in a drug raid, according to police in Kenya.

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Man killed by 'exploding mobile phone'

A man has died after his cellphone exploded, severing a major artery in his neck, according to reports.

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US Army Suicide Rate Reaches Record High

The U.S. Army said the number of soldiers who committed suicide last year has increased for a fourth straight year. This is the first time since the Vietnam War that the rate of suicide in the Army, about 20 deaths per 100,000 soldiers, has surpassed the civilian suicide rate. As the suicide rates increase what's being done to address the problem?

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Iran says it sent own satellite into orbit - Yahoo! News

Iran has successfully sent its first domestically made satellite into orbit, the country's president announced Tuesday, claiming a significant step in an ambitious space program that has worried many international observers. News, Headlines and Latest Stories on Yahoo! News

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Michael Phelps Should Not Apologize for Smoking Pot

Plastered all over the internet right now is a photo of Michael Phelps smoking marijuana out of a bong. Phelps struck another blow to the myth that marijuana smokers are lazy couch potatoes. Here is the guy who has won more gold medals than anyone in history, and obviously his health and accomplishments are not hindered by smoking some pot.

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Daschle withdraws as nominee for HHS secretary

Due to tax problems, Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary. The question is who will replace him?

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HHS Nominee Daschle Faces Tax Questions

ABC News has learned that the nomination of former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., to be President Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services has hit a traffic snarl on its way through the Senate Finance Committee. The controversy deals with a car and driver lent to Daschle by a wealthy Democratic friend...

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Zennie Abraham Posts 500th YouTube Video Today: Obama Video is #500

Wow, I never thought it possible, but I posted 500 YouTube Videos at Zennie62 on YouTube, the latest one being today, or really it was after midnight, which makes it early in the morning.  It was my video on what the Obama Inauguration meant to me.  This one:

Now, the chase is to get to 600 videos!  Then 1,000!  But seriously, I'm going to embark on a strategy of segmenting the channels into "Playlist shows" with different titles so the whole of the offerings is accessible.  Keep watching!  

Obama Inauguration: What The Inauguration Meant To Me

In this video I share what the day of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of The United States means to me, set to music - a piece called "ritual".