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Did you know that the Mississippi River is the third largest river in the world?

Did you know what are the Top Ten Rivers in the World?
 
Nile River
1. Did you know that the Nile river in Africa is the largest river in the world , it is 4,180 miles long?
Amazon River

2. Did you know that the Amazon River in South America is 3,912 miles long?

Mississippi River

 3. Did you know that theMississippi River in the United States is the 3rd longest river in the world, it is  3,710 miles long?

Chang Jiang River

4. Did you know that the Chang Jiang River (Yangtze) in China is 3,602 miles long?

OB River

Did you know that 3 of the longest rivers in the world are in Russia?

5. Did you know that the Ob River in Russia is 3,459 miles long?



Huang Ho River

6. Did you know that the Huang Ho River (Yellow) in China is 2,900 miles long?

Yenisei River

7. Did you know that the Yenisei River in Russia is  2,800 miles long?

Parana River

8. Did you know that the Parana River in South America is 2,795 miles long?

Irtish River

9. Did you know that the Irtish River in Russia is 2,758 miles long?

Zaire River  

10. Did you know that the Zaire River in the Congo is 2,716 feet long?


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Did you know what freshmen won a Heisman Trophy?

Did you know what freshmen won a Heisman Trophy?


Did
you know that Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy?
Did you know that Manziel became the first freshman to throw for more than 3,000 yards,  and rush for more than 1,000 yards in the same seasons?

Did you know that Manziel 4,600 total yards were more than recent Heisman winners, Cam Newton (2010) and Tim Tebow (2007

 

Did you know that Herschel Walker, Clint Castleberry, Marshall Faulk, Michael Vick, Rex Grossan, Larry Fitzgerald, and Adrian Peterson were all elected for the Heisman Trophy as Freshman? 

 

Marshall Faulk

Michael Vick

 

Did you know that Clint Castleberry, Marshall Faulk, Michael Vick, Rex Grossan, Larry Fitzgerald, and Adrian Peterson received top-three placement as freshmen or sophmores, but never won the Heisman Trophy?

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Did you know that Marshall Faulk’s went to  San Diego State?

Did you know that Marshall Faulk’s received a game ball from the September 14, 1991 game when he ran for a NCAA-record 386 yards and scored 44 points. Faulk did this in his second game as a true freshman for San Diego State?

Did you know that Marshall Faulk’s left  San Diego State University with many of the schools’s offensive records, among them 62 career touchdowns, which is the 8th most in NCAA history?

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Did you know that Michael Vick played college football at Virginia Tech? 

Did you know that Michael Vick left after his sophmore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft? 

Did you know that Vick was the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft?

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Did you know that Rex Grossman played college football for the University Of Florida?

Did you know that as a college quarterback Rex Grossman led the Florida Gators to the 2000 Southeastern Conference Championship, the 2001 Sugar Bowl, the 2002 Orange Bowl and the 2003 Outback Bowl?

Did you know that Rex Grossman was an All-American ant the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2001? 

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Did you know that Grossman in his three-seasons college career, he threw for 9,164 yards and seventy-seven touchdowns? 

Did you know that Grossman earned a 146.77 passer rating, becoming the third most efficient passer in the Southeastern Conference’s history?

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Did you know that Adrian Peterson played college football at the University of Oklahoma? 

Did you know that Peterson set the NCAA freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards as a true freshman? 

Did you know that Peterson also set a freshman record by finishing as the runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting?

Did you know that Peterson nick name is ‘A.D.’ (fro “All Day”) and “Purple Jesus”?

Did you know that Peterson finished as the school’s third all-time leading rusher?

Did you know that Peterson was selected by the Viking with the seventh overall pick in the first 
round of the 2007 NFL Draft?

*************************************************************************************************************Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald played college football at Pittsburgh? 

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald in 26 games caught 161 passes for 2,677 yards and set a Pit record with 34 receiving touchdowns?

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald was the first player in school history with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons?

Did you know that Larry Fitzgerald had 14 games with at least 100 yards receiving broke Antonio Bryant’s previous all-time Panthers record of 13?

Did you know that Fitzgerald  also holds an NCAA record with at least one touchdown catch in 18 straight games?

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Did you know the tallest actor nominated for an Oscar was James Cromwell who was 6’7-tall?

Did you know the tallest actors who won a Oscar were John Wayne and Tim Robbins, who were between 6’4 and 6’5?

Did you know John Wayne won an Oscar for True Grit?

Did you know that Tim Robbins won an Oscar for Shawshank Redemption?




























Did you know the tallest actor nominated for an Oscar was James Cromwell who was 6’7-tall?








Did you know Cromwell was nominated for Babe?


























Did you know that Geena Davis was the tallest lady to win an Oscar she was  6-feet?




Did you know that Davis won the 1988 Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “The Accidental Tourist?



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Did you know what toxic shock syndrome is?

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome is caused by a toxin produced by certain types of Staphylococcus bacteria?

Did you know that earliest cases of toxic shock syndrome involved women who were using tampons during their periods (menstruation)?

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome can also occur with skin infections, burns, and after surgery?

Did you know that toxic shock syndrome is a condition that can also affect children, postmenopausal women, and men?

Did you know that toxic shock syndrome risk factors include?

  • Childbirth
  • Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) infection, commonly called a Staph infection
  • Foreign bodies or packings (such as those used to stop nosebleeds)
  • Menstruation
  • Surgery
  • Tampon use (particularly if you leave on in for a long time)
  • Use of barrier contraceptives such as a diaphragm or vaginal sponge
  • Wound infection after surgery

Did you know these are Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome?

  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • General ill-feeling
  • Headaches
  • High fever, sometimes accompanied by chills
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Organ failure (usually kidneys and liver)
  • Redness of eyes, mouth, throat
  • Seizures
  • Widespread red rash that looks like a sunburn — skin peeling occurs 1 or 2 weeks after the rash, particularly on the palms of the hand or bottom of the feet

Did you know that there is no single test that can diagnose toxic shock syndrome?

Did you know that there is several diagnosis criteria to look at such as fever, low blood pressure, a rash that peels after 1-2 weeks, and problems with the function of at least three organs?

  • Antibiotics for any infection (may be given through an IV)
  • Dialysis (if severe kidney problems are present)
  • Fluids through a vein (IV)
  • Methods to control blood pressure
  • Intravenous gamma globulin may help in severe cases

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome may be deadly in up to 50% of cases?

Did you know that Toxic Shock Syndrome may return in those that survive?

Did you know that Toxic Shock Syndrome may create Severe organ dysfunction such as Kidney failure, Heart failure, and Liver failure?

Did you know that Toxic shock syndrome is a medical emergency and you need to seek immediate medical attention if you develop a rash, fever, and feel ill, particularly during menstruation and tampon use or if you have had recent surgery?

Did you know that Menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be prevented by avoiding the use of highly absorbent tampons?

Did you know that you can reduce your risk of toxic shock syndrome by changing tampons more frequently and using tampons only once in a while (not regularly) during menstruation?

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Sometimes we wonder,

‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’
Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away. Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ‘Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.’ ‘Here, have some cooking oil,’ her Mother offers. ‘Yuck’ says her daughter.. ‘How about a couple raw eggs?’ ‘Gross, Mom!’ ‘Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?’ ‘Mom, those are all yucky!’ To which the mother replies: 

‘Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderfulGod is crazy about you.
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe,
and He chose your heart. 
If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about. 
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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Charles August died he was 90, American businessman, founder of Monro Muffler and Brake.

Charles “Chuck” J. August was an American businessman who founded Monro Muffler and Brake.[1][2]

(c. 1919 – November 3, 2009)

August’s career in automotive maintenance and repair began as a Midas Muffler franchisee in 1957 in Rochester, New York.[1] In 1966, he discontinued his affiliation with Midas.[2] August launched a new company, Monro Muffler, the same year with two business partners, his brother, Burton S. August, and Sheldon Lane.[1] The company was named for Monroe County, New York, except August dropped the “e” in the name.[1] The company later added brake service several years later and was renamed Monro Muffler Brake Inc.[1]

In 1977, Monro Muffler had twenty stores in New York.[2] By the mid-1980s, August’s Monro Mufflers had expanded to 59 stores, which sales of $21 million per year.[1] Most of these stores were located in upstate New York.

August sold his controlling interest in Monro Mufflers in 1984 to an investment group headed by Donald Glickman and Peter J. Solomon.[1] The company later had its initial public offering in 1991.[2] August remained as a member of the Monro Muffler board of directors during the 1990s, when the company rapidly expanded.[2] He resigned and retired from the board in 2002.[2]

August actively supported the Boy Scouts during his life. He was a member of the Otetiana Council Boy Scouts of America for more than 60 years, and served as the council’s president.[2] He was rewarded the Silver Antelope Award and the Silver Beaver citation for his involvement with the Boy Scouts.[2]

He donated more than $1 million dollars to the United Way of Greater Rochester over a period of 10 years.[1] The United Way awarded August with the Tocqueville Award in 1992.[2]

August was named to the Rochester Business Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a member of the Nathaniel Rochester Society at Rochester Institute of Technology.[2] August was also a founder of the Temple Sinai in Brighton and a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Home Foundation.[2]

August originally resided in Brighton, New York, with his family for many years before moving to nearby Pittsford, New York.[1]

August died on November 3, 2009, at the age of 90.[1] He was survived by his wife, Jean August; his brother and co-founder of Monro Mufflers, Burton August; and three grown children – Susan Eastwood, Jan August and Andrew August.[1] His memorial service was held at the Temple Sinai in Brighton, New York.


Did you know that Tsunami waves can attain speeds of up to 1000km/h in the open seas?

Did you know that Japan  8.9  earthquake triggers a massive Tsunami? 


Did you know that Japan take the tsunami threat so seriously  that one university even has a specialist engineering faculty to study the natural effect?

Did you know that there is also a Tsunami Warning Service, established in 1952, and run by the Japan Meteorological Society (JMA)?

Did you know that six regional centres connected up to 300 sensors located across Japan’s islands, including around 80 water-borne sensors, monitor seismic activity round the clock?
Did you know that if an earthquake looks as if it has the potential to trigger a tsunami, the JMA issues an alert within three minutes of it being identified?


Did you know that the alerts are broadcast on all radio and TV channels, and if necessary an evacuation warning is also given?

Did you know that the JMA aims to give people in the path of the wave at least 10 minutes’ warning to evacuate the area?

Did you know that local authorities, central government and disaster relief organisations also get warnings via special channels so they can respond to a disaster swiftly?


Did you know that the JMA’s network is so sophisticated  that it can predict the height, speed, destination and arrival time of any tsunami destined for Japanese shores?




Did you know thatTsunami waves can attain speeds of up to 1000km/h in the open seas?





Tsunami Walls



Did you know that one of the more prominent countries which have implemented tsunami walls is Japan? Japan has extensively built tsunami walls of height 4.5 metres in some high density coastal areas. Other features accompanying the tsunami walls are floodgates and channel to redirect water in the event of a tsunami.







Mangrove Trees

Did you know that Mangrove trees planted along the coasts can significantly help to reduce the destruction caused by tsunami waves as the mangrove trees can act as a barrier and reduce the force of the oncoming waves.
In addition, environmentalists believe that the removal of coastal mangrove trees could have intensified the effect of the tsunami in some locations.

Sirens

Did you know that it is important to install sirens on the beaches in tsunami prone areas in order to warn the local population of an incoming tsunami? Having sirens is effective because it is loud in delivering the warning. 









Warning Signs

Did you know that warning signs are relatively important as they inform people, especially foreigners of the local dangers and appropriate action to take in case of a tsunami?











Did you know that even with all these precautions and warning systems, Japan still remains at risk?



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Did you know the only man in history to be elected 3 times before he won the Heisman?


Did you know that in 2006, and 2007 Darren McFadden came in second to runner up for the Heisman Trophy?


Did you know Mcfadden is the second man in history to come in second twice and never win the Heisman?

 and Charlie Justice was second in 1948 and 1949)?










Did you know that Glenn Davis was the only man in history to be elected 3 times before winning the Heisman Trophy? 







Did you know that Davis was second in 1944 and 1945 ?before winning in 1946?







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Did you know that some Migraine create Stroke-Like Symptoms?

Complex MigraineDid you know that a migraine is a chronic condition with recurrent attacks. Most (but not all) migraine attacks are associated with headaches?

Did you know that Serene Branson had stroke like symptoms on the air?

 Did you know that a migraine headaches usually are described as an intense, throbbing or pounding pain that involves one temple?
Did you know that the pain usually is unilateral (on one side of the head), although about a third of the time the pain is bilateral (on both sides of the head)?
Did you know that a unilateral headaches typically change sides from one attack to the next?
Did you know that a unilateral headaches that always occur on the same side should alert the doctor to consider a secondary headache, for example, one caused by a brain tumor?

   Did you know that 40%-60% of migraine attacks are preceded by premonitory (warning) symptoms lasting hours to days?

Did you know that the symptoms may include:

  • sleepiness,
  • irritability,
  • fatigue,
  • depression or euphoria,
  • yawning, and
  • cravings for sweet or salty foods.
  
Did you know that a Complex Migraine Has Stroke-Like Symptoms? 
Did you know that a complex, or sometimes severe, the migraine happens when blood vessels contract in the brain? This results in blood loss which can create stroke-like symptoms including language difficulties, fatigue, and even loss of vision.
Did you know what a (TIA) is a transient ischemic attack, it is often labeled as a “mini-stroke,” it is more accurately characterized as a “warning stroke,” a warning you should take very seriously?

Did you know that Hip-hop legend Nate Dogg On December 19, 2007, suffered a stroke?

Did you know what causes a stroke?

Did you know the warning signs of a TIA are exactly the same as for a stroke?

numbness Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
confusion Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
trouble-seeing Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
dizziness Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
headache Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Did you know that a TIA is caused by a clot; the only difference between a stroke and TIA is that with TIA the blockage is transient (temporary)?

Did you know that TIA symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time.?

Did you know that most TIAs last less than five minutes; the average is about a minute?

Did you know that the difference between when a stroke is over , and when a TIA is over, there’s is no permanent injury to the brain wit a TIA

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death?.


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Did you know what a Stoke is?

Did you know what causes a stroke? A Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain?


Did you know that a stroke occurs when a blood vessel that brings oxygen and nutrients to the brain either bursts or is clogged by a blood clot or some other mass?

Did you know when a rupture or blockage occurs, parts of the brain does not get the blood and oxygen it needs and without oxygen, nerve cells in the affected area of the brain can’t work properly, and die within minutes?

Did you know that stroke is the third leading cause of death?.

Did you know that when nerve cells can’t work, the part of the body they control can’t work either?  

Did you know that the devastating effects of a severe stroke are often permanent because dead brain cells aren’t replaced?

Did you know that young people often experience stroke?

Did you know that the most common causes of stroke in young people are
 high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease?

Did you know that a Stroke is a brain seizure that occurs due to a clot or bleeding in the brain, which causes brain cells to die.

Did you know that when a person has a stroke they have to be retrained to walk and talk?

Did you know that some Migraine create Stroke-Like Symptoms?

Did you know that there are two main types of stroke, a hemorrhagic stroke and a ischemic stroke.

Did you know what an ischemic stroke is?
Ischemic stroke is caused by blockage of a blood vessel, this is the most common type.

Did you know that Ischemic stroke  accounts for about 87 percent of all strokes?

Did you know that it occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms and blocks blood flow in an artery bringing blood to part of the brain? Blood clots usually form in arteries damaged by fatty buildups, called atherosclerosis.

Did you know that when the blood clot forms within an artery of the brain, it’s called a thrombotic stroke?

Did you know that a thrombotic stroke often occur at night or first thing in the morning? Another distinguishing feature is that very often they’re preceded by a transient ischemic attack. This is also called a TIA or “warning stroke.” TIAs have the same symptoms of stroke but only last a few minutes; stroke symptoms last much longer?

Did you know a hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding?

Did you know that a hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts, causing a hemorrhage inside the brain?

Did you know that bleeding strokes have a much higher death rate than strokes caused by clots?

Did you know that  if someones experiences a TIA, they should urgent medical care immediately

Did you know almost one in four men and one in five women aged 45 can expect to have a stroke if they live to 85 years?

Did you know that some Migraine create Stroke-Like Symptoms?

Did you know what the signs of a stroke are?

• facial weakness

• arm or leg weakness

• speech problems•

a loss of half the visual field

Did you know that stroke is the third biggest killer and the leading cause of severe disability in the US?

Did you know that more than three times as many women die from stroke than breast cancer.?

Did you know that a diet high in fatty foods causes cholesterol to build up in the blood and arteries to narrow, while too much salt can lead to high blood pressure?

Did you know that being overweight (especially obese) puts extra strain on the heart?

Did you know that a heavy drinking raises blood pressure?

Did you know that  some binge drinking can cause a blood vessel in the brain to burst?

Did you know that smoking causes higher blood pressure and makes the blood thicker because the chemicals in tobacco smoke are absorbed into the body, damaging blood vessel walls?

Did you know you should have your blood pressure checked regularly?

Did you know that a healthy diet is important and you should avoid smoking and heavy drinking, exercise regularly, cut down on salt and fatty foods, and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables?

Did you know that rehabilitation and recovery is most improvements in a person’s ability to function in the first 30 days after a stroke are due to spontaneous recovery. However, rehabilitation is still very important.

Did you know that Hip-hop legend Nate Dogg On December 19, 2007, suffered a stroke?


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Did you know that you can get rid of student loan in bankruptcy?


Did you know that Bankruptcy or insolvency is a legal status of a person or a organisation that cannot repay the debts it owes to its creditors?

Did you know that creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against a business or corporate debtor (“involuntary bankruptcy”) in an effort to recoup a portion of what they are owed or initiate a restructuring?

Did you know that there are six types of bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code, located at Title 11 of the United States Code?

  • Chapter 7: basic liquidation for individuals and businesses; also known as straight bankruptcy; it is the simplest and quickest form of bankruptcy available
  • Chapter 9: municipal bankruptcy; a federal mechanism for the resolution of municipal debts
  • Chapter 11: rehabilitation or reorganisation, used primarily by business debtors, but sometimes by individuals with substantial debts and assets; known as corporate bankruptcy, it is a form of corporate financial reorganisation which typically allows companies to continue to function while they follow debt repayment plans
  • Chapter 12: rehabilitation for family farmers and fishermen;
  • Chapter 13: rehabilitation with a payment plan for individuals with a regular source of income; enables individuals with regular income to develop a plan to repay all or part of their debts; also known as Wage Earner Bankruptcy
  • Chapter 15: ancillary and other international cases; provides a mechanism for dealing with bankruptcy debtors and helps foreign debtors to clear debts.

Did you know that the most common types of personal bankruptcy for individuals are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?

Did you know that 65% of all U.S. consumer bankruptcy filings are Chapter 7 cases and Corporations and other business forms file under Chapters 7 or 11?
Did you know that a  Chapter 7 bankrutpcy will be removed from your credit 10 years from the date of filing?

Did you know that a Chapter 13 may stay on your credit for 10 yeas, but generally after 7 years it is removed?
 
Did you know that student loans are “non-dischargeable” debt, which means it remains after bankruptcy and must be paid by you?

Did you know that you can get rid of student loan debt in bankruptcy?

Did you know the exception to the rule for filing bankruptcy on a student loan is called the  “undue hardship” exception?

Did you know to have a student loans discharged for undue hardship, you must file a separate motion with the court and then meet with the judge to explain your hardship?

Did you that filing a hardship isn’t a easy thing to do?

Did you know that you have to show three things to prove undue hardship?:

  • that in your current situation, you can’t maintain a minimum standard of living and repay your loans
  • your bad financial situation is likely to continue
  • you made honest efforts to pay off the loans

Did you know that it’s almost impossible to show undue hardship unless you’re physically unable to work and your situation isn’t likely to improve in the future? So,  unless you’re disabled. Courts are extremely reluctant to discharge student loans.

Did you know that the new bankruptcy law (bacpa)  took effect in 2005?

Did you know that (bacpa) is The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act?

Did you know that the (bacpa) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush in April 2005?

Did you know that the new law make it more difficult to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 7? 

Did you know that under the new bankruptcy law, as of October 17, 2005 bankruptcy applicants who wish to file under Chapter 7 must meet certain eligibility requirements  if your current monthly income is above the median income in your state, and you can afford to pay $100 per month toward paying off your debt, you cannot file under Chapter 7 and must proceed under Chapter 13?

Did you know under the new law if you owe taxes, you can not file bankruptcy?

Did you know that now you need to go through some type of credit counseling?

Did you know that Chapter 7 cannot be filed unless the debtor was discharged from the previous Chapter 7 or bankruptcy more than eight years ago?

Did you know that a debtor cannot file a Chapter 13 unless: (1) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 7, 11 or 12 more than four years ago; or (2) the debtor received a discharge under Chapter 13 more than two years ago?

Did you know that SCRA.  is the Service members’ Civil Relief Act?

Did you know that the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act provides protection to members of the military against the entry of default judgments and gives the court the ability to stay proceedings against military debtors?

Did you know that SIPA. is the Securities Investor Protection Act?

Did you know that the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees an accused the right to be represented by counsel in serious criminal prosecutions?

The responsibility for appointing counsel in federal criminal proceedings for those unable to bear the cost of representation has historically rested in the federal judiciary. Before the enactment of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA), however, there was no authority to compensate appointed counsel for their services or litigation expenses, and federal judges depended on the professional obligation of lawyers to provide pro bono publico representation to defendants unable to retain counsel.

Did you know that a discharge is a permanent order prohibiting the creditors of the debtor from taking any form of collection action on discharged debts, including legal action and communications with the debtor, such as telephone calls, letters, and personal contacts?


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Did you know that the Food Stamp Act was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Program?

Have you ever looked at your check stub and saw a deduction for FICA
and wondered what it was, and why are they deducting it from your 
earnings?

Did you know that the amount deducted is 7.65 percent and your 
employer matches that amount.

Did you know that FICA is the acronym for the Federal Insurance 
Contributions Act?

Did you know that this act mandates that an employer withhold a set 
percentage of an employee’s salary each pay period?

Did you know that FICA also requires that the employer match the
employee’s amount and contribute the money to a government 
account known as the Social Security Trust Fund?

Did you know that the Social Security Trust Fund provides retirement 

income, as well as disability insurance, Medicare, and benefits for survivors?

Did you know that FICA was the result of the Social Security Act of 1935, proposed by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt?

Did you know that the program began collecting taxes and paying benefits in 1937? 

Did you know that in 1939, FICA was amended to include widows and orphans of working 
spouses, as well as elderly people who had not paid into the system?

Did you know that originally, Social Security benefits were only available to people who were 
under 65 and who worked in what was considered  commerce and industry?  

Did you know that Government employees, medical personnel, lawyers, and agricultural 
workers were all exempt from FICA?

Did you know because they were not required to pay into the fund, they could not collect 
monies from it?

Did you know that these restrictions have been lifted, and although there are still categories 

of workers who can opt out of paying into FICA? 

Did you know that no one is expressly excluded from participation?

Did you know that Medicaid was established in 1965?

Did you know that Medicaid was designed to
assist low-income families in providing health
care for themselves and their children. It also
covers certain individuals who fall below the
 federal poverty level?



Did you know that Medicare has four parts — Part A, which is hospital insurance, Part B,
which is medical insurance, Part C, which is Medicare Advantage Plans, and  Part D, which 
is Prescription Drug Coverage.

Did you know that Medicaid provides medical care to the poor, to children and to pregnant 
women living under the federal poverty level?
 
Did you know that it is funded jointly by the states and the federal government?

Did you know that the Food Stamp Act  was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Program?

Did you know that the goal of the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was to prevent hunger, improve the social conditions of citizens with low-incomes, and provide a foundation for U.S. agriculture?

Did you know that Congress designed the act “To strengthen the agricultural economy? To help achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative Federal-State program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade.”

Did you know that the nutritional program,was designed to help reduce the incidents of health problems in poverty-stricken areas, in particular, problems associated with low birth weight, anemia, and osteoporosis?

Did you know that when  Congress adopted the mechanism to distribute agricultural surpluses to poor individuals—the ideal was food stamps—stamps that people could exchange for food at grocery stores?
Did you know that the Food Stamp Act required the federal government pay for the benefits, but the state agencies determined individual eligibility, distributed the stamps, and conducted audits and monitored vendors’ food stamp inventories/
Did you know that the federal and state governments,  shared the administrative costs of the program?
Did you know that the food stamp program offers benefit that ensures recipients use the government support on groceries and nutrition?
Did you know that the program feed poor individuals, and it also provided an economic boost to grocery stores because the food stamps worked as a cash-equivalent, enabling customers to buy more goods and items not subsidized by the program?

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Did you know that Peyton Manning was the fastest person to pass for 50,000 yards?

Did you know these Peyton Manning Facts?

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning during the 2007 season.
No. 18     Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: March 24, 1976 (age 34)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 1998 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
 As player:

Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Pass attempts     7,210
Pass completions     4,682
Percentage     64.9
TD-INT     399–198
Passing yards     54,828
Passer rating     94.9


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Did you know that Deion Sanders was selected to eight Pro Bowls?

Did you know that during Deion Sanders 14-year NFL career, was a perennial All-Pro and one of the most feared pass defenders to ever play the game? 
Did you know that Sanders occasionally lined up with his team’s offense?

Did you know that during the 1996 season, Sanders skipped the baseball season by concentrating strictly on football and attended the first NFL training camp of his career to better familiarize himself with the nuances of the wide receiver position?

Did you know he became the second two-way starter (after the Cardinals’ Roy Green) in the NFL?

Did you know that Chuck Bednarik also played a two-way starter for the first half of the season due to Michael Irvin serving a five game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy?

Did you know During his career, Sanders intercepted 53 passes for 1,331 yards (a 25.1 yards per return average), recovered four fumbles for 15 yards, returned 155 kickoffs for 3,523 yards, gained 2,199 yards on 212 punt returns, and caught 60 passes for 784 yards. Sanders amassed 7,838 all-purpose yards and scored 22 touchdowns: nine interception returns, six punt returns, three kickoff returns, three receiving, and one fumble recovery?

Did you know that his 19 defensive and return touchdowns are an NFL record?

Did you know that he was selected to eight Pro Bowls in 1991199419961999?

Did you know he was also awarded the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1994?

  • College Football News named Sanders #8 in its list of 100 Greatest College Football Players of All-Time.
  • The Sporting News named Sanders #37 in their Top 100 Football Players of the Century released in 1999.
  • ESPN named Sanders #74 in its list of the 100 Great Athletes of the Century released in 1999.
  • NFL.com named Sanders #34 on NFL’s Top 100 list released in late 2010
  • On November 11, 2010 Deion Sanders was inducted into the Atlanta Falcons’ Ring of Honor.
Sanders also had a rushing TD in the playoffs (against the Philadelphia Eagles in January 1996). This makes him (including post season) one of only two players in NFL history (Bill Dudley being the other) to score a touchdown six different ways (interception return, punt return, kickoff return, receiving, rushing, and a fumble recovery).

 

Did you know that on February 5, 2011, Sanders was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility?


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Did you know that a Quadriplegic Man Sues Disney After Being Left on a Ride?

A quadriplegic man from California has filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co., alleging that the staff at Disneyland did nothing to help him exit the park’s “It’s a Small World” ride when it stalled out for 40 minutes.
The lawsuit, filed earlier this week in an L.A. court, says Disney violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to have adequate evacuation procedures for visitors with mobility disabilities.
From the OC Register:

During a Nov. 27, 2009 visit to the park, [the man] was left inside his wheelchair on a ride boat for about 40 minutes while other visitors were evacuated, according to the lawsuit. The rides boats stalled because of a computer glitch near the exit of the final tunnel in the ride, which repeatedly plays the catchy “it’s a small world” song… While waiting for help, [he] suffered from dysreflexia, a medical condition that can cause death if untreated, the suit states.

“It feels like an ice pick going through your temples,” the man, who says he alerted staff that he needed to be evacuated, but who was unable to exit until the ride restarted, recalls. “especially when you couple that with the continuous, ‘small world’ music in the background.”
When the man was finally able to leave the ride, he was met by a nurse who took him to a first-aid station and called paramedics.
Unfortunately, the decision to send Mickey and Minnie Mouse to perform for the man while he was being tended to, “was like insult to injury.”
About the lawsuit, the man says, “We’re not just trying to sue because it’s available. To us, it’s to make the proper changes (at the park).”
A rep for Disney released the following statement:
“Disneyland Resort is accessible to guests with varying needs, including those with mobility disabilities. If it is necessary to evacuate an attraction, we have procedures in place for all guests.”


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John Leslie, American pornographic film actor and director, died from a heart attack he was , 65

John Leslie Nuzzo [1] was a prolific porn actor who went on to have a long-running career as a producer and director of adult movies died from a heart attack he was , 65. Usually credited under the name John Leslie, he has also worked under a variety of pseudonyms, including John Leslie Dupre, Frederick Watson, and Lenny Lovely.

(January 25, 1945 – December 5, 2010)

Career

Beginning with 1973’s Sensuous Delights, Leslie was a performer in almost 300 adult films. He won numerous awards during his days as a performer. He appeared with some of the era’s most noted porn stars, including Seka, Kay Parker, and Annette Haven. His most noteworthy roles were in Talk Dirty To Me (1980), Nothing To Hide (1981), and Talk Dirty To Me, Part II (1982).

He was one of the first porn actors to make the transition from performing to directing, beginning with 1987’s Nightshift Nurses. Since then he directed more than 90 adult movies, including The Chameleon (1989), Curse of the Catwoman (1992), Dog Walker (1994), and Drop Sex (1997), along with the Voyeur, Fresh Meat and Crack Her Jack series. He won many awards for his work behind the cameras as well. Though much of his recent work, in keeping with current trends in adult video, has been in the gonzo genre, such as the “Fresh Meat” and “Crack Her Jack” series, Leslie has continued to make feature films, or “sex dramas”; most recently, in 2007 he directed the film “Brianna Love, Her Fine, Sexy Self.”

John Leslie in “Talk Dirty To Me” from Miki Maus on Vimeo.

In the early 1970s, he was a vocalist and harmonica player for the The Brooklyn Blues Busters, a southeastern Michigan-based musical group sometimes accompanying John Lee Hooker.[1] The Brooklyn Blues Busters were the backing band for Victoria Spivey during the 1973 Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival.[1] Nuzzo also worked as a bartender in the early 1970s at Mr. Flood’s Party, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
He was a member of the AVN[2], Legends of Erotica[3] and XRCO[4] Halls of Fame.
John Leslie died on December 5, 2010, from a heart attack,[1] at his home in Mill Valley, California at the age of 65.[5]

  Awards

  • 1977 AFAA Best Supporting Actor for Coming of Angels[6]
  • 1980 AFAA Best Actor for Talk Dirty to Me[6]
  • 1980 CAFA Best Actor for Talk Dirty to Me[6]
  • 1981 AFAA Best Actor for Wicked Sensations[6]
  • 1982 AFAA Best Actor for Talk Dirty to Me 2[6]
  • 1982 CAFA Best Actor for Talk Dirty to Me 2[6]
  • 1984 AFAA Best Actor for Dixie Ray and for Every Woman has a Fantasy (tied with himself for both movies)[6]
  • 1984 XRCO Best Copulation Scene for Every Woman has a Fantasy[7]
  • 1985 AFAA Best Supporting Actor for Taboo 4[6]
  • 1985 AVN Best Supporting Actor – Film for Firestorm[8]
  • 1986 XRCO Best Actor for Every Woman has a Fantasy 2[6]
  • 1988 AVN Best Actor – Film for Firestorm 2[8]
  • 1988 XRCO Best Actor for Beauty and the Beast[6]

As a director

  • 1987 XRCO Best Director – Video for Nightshift Nurses[6]
  • 1988 XRCO Best Director for Catwoman[6]
  • 1989 AVN Best Director – Video for Catwoman[8]
  • 1992 XRCO Best Film for Chameleons: Not The Sequel[4]
  • 1994 XRCO Best Film for Dog Walker[9]
  • 1994 XRCO Director of the Year[9]
  • 1995 AVN Best Director – Film for Dog Walker[8]
  • 1995 AVN Best Director – Video for Bad Habits[8]
  • 1997 AVN Best All-Sex Release for John Leslie’s Fresh Meat 3[8]
  • 1997 XRCO Director of the Year[9]
  • 1998 AVN Best All-Sex Release for John Leslie’s Fresh Meat 4[8]
  • 1998 XRCO Director of the Year[9]
  • 1999 AVN Best All-Sex Release for John Leslie’s Fresh Meat 5[8]
  • 1999 AVN Best Director – Video for The Lecher 2[8]
  • 2000 AVN Best All-Sex Release for The Voyeur 12[8]

Other awards

  • 1989 AVN Best Screenplay – Video for Catwoman (with Mark Weiss)[8]
  • 1995 AVN Best Screenplay – Film for Dog Walker[8]

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Did you know who are the Richest Rappers for 2009?

Forbes’ 2009 Hip-Hop Cash Kings

 

1. Jay-Z – 35 Million

     Reclaimed his crown as the top Hip-Hop Cash King despite taking a steep pay cut from the $82 million he brought in a year ago. The reason? That figure was inflated by a top-heavy 10-year, $150 million deal he signed with Live Nation last April. Still had a good year: wrapped up a huge an international tour, made a groundbreaking appearance at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival and honeymooned with new wife Beyoncé. Owns a stake in pro basketball’s New Jersey Nets and New York’s 40/40 nightclub.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    2. Diddy – 30 Million
    Dapper don of hip-hop continues his decade-long run of good fortune. Diversified Diddy brings in cash from clothing line Sean John, record label Bad Boy, premium vodka Ciroc and reality TV shows Making the Band and Run’s House. With over 1 million followers and an abundance of exuberant posts, Diddy is among the most prolific of hip-hop’s Twitterati.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    3. Kanye West – 25 Million
     
     Stayed atop the hip-hop charts with the release of his fourth album, 808s and Heartbreak. Though not as well-received as his prior effort, the multiplatinum Graduation, experimental oeuvre sold nearly 2 million copies. Last year’s “Glow in the Dark” tour included a stop in his native Chicago to headline the music festival Lollapalooza. Moonlights as a shoe designer, recently crafting a successful limited-run Nike line called the Air Yeezy; designed another shoe line for Louis Vuitton, due out this summer.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    4. 50 Cent – 20 Million
     
    Last year’s highest-earning hip-hop star has seen annual pay fall from $150 million to $20 million. Reason: a $100 million windfall from the sale of VitaminWater parent Glacéau to Coca-Cola last year. Steep drop in earnings makes him look like a crashing bank stock, but Queens-born rapper might survive future stress tests better than most: His portfolio includes popular G-Unit clothing line and record label, plus films, videogames and a slew of platinum albums. Launched cologne for Macy’s in June. Fourth album, Before I Self Destruct, is set for release later this year.
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
    5. Akon – 20 Million
     
    Split childhood between Senegal and the U.S., gained worldwide fame with 2004 hit “Locked Up.” Since then, has become one of hip-hop’s most versatile artists–one of few to make more money this year than last. Can thank diversification: writes, sings, raps and produces; makes lucrative guest appearances on other artists’ songs and tours frequently. Other business ventures include Konvict Clothing and Konvict Music, a label that boasts pop princess Lady Gaga.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    6. Lil Wayne – 18 Million
     
     Started hip-hop career as a teenager with group Hot Boys, blossomed into a mainstream celebrity with hits like “Tha Block is Hot” and “Lollipop.” This year, pulled in an estimated $10 million from his 65-show mega-tour alone; latest album, Tha Carter III, went platinum in its opening week. Follow-up Tha Carter IV said to be in the works. Also starred alongside Forrest Whitaker in the film Hurricane Season, due out later this year. Longtime buddy Birdman reportedly gave Lil Wayne $1 million in cash for his 26th birthday in October.
     
     
     
     
     
    7. Timbaland – 17 Million
     
     Hip-hop super-producer continues to churn out tracks at a frenetic pace; catalog of classic hits include Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin'” and Ludacris’ “Roll Out.” More recently, produced pop songs for the likes of Madonna and Chris Cornell. Second solo album Shock Value went platinum shortly after its release in 2007; follow-up is scheduled for later this year. Hollywood beckons: Timba is reportedly set to produce the soundtrack to Simon Cowell’s rumored Saturday Night Fever remake.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    8. Pharrell – 16 Million
     
     Versatile star made his name penning hits for rappers and pop artists alike as part of popular production duo The Neptunes. Recently produced songs for Busta Rhymes and Jadakiss. Now fronts the funk-rock band N*E*R*D and is said to be an avid Star Trek fan. A geek with exquisite taste, Williams designs sunglasses for Louis Vuitton and owns apparel lines Ice Cream and Billionaire Boys Club. Reportedly owns a solid gold BlackBerry.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    9. T-Pain – 15 Million

     Circus-themed album Thr33 Ringz debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s chart and has sold nearly 700,000 copies to date. Dreadlocked star also cashed in on a slew of guest appearances, including Flo Rida’s “Low” and Kanye West’s Grammy-winner “Good Life” last year. Nominated for three more Grammys in 2009. Appearance on Saturday Night Live digital short “On a Boat” became an Internet sensation, earning over 30 million YouTube views. Hip-hop’s Jay Leno owns 32 cars, including the first Rolls Royce Phantom convertible sold in the U.S.

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    10. Eminem – 14 Million
       

    Controversial rhymester rapped his way back onto the scene this year with the release of Relapse, his first album in five years. The record, which details Eminem’s battle with drug addiction, hit stores on May 15 and sold over a million copies in its first month. Sold 75 million records in his career; 1999 debut album The Slim Shady LP has been certified five-times platinum. Detroit native was recently voted best rapper alive in a poll by Vibe magazine.

       
       
       
       
       

     

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      Did you know who won consecutive MVPS IN the NFL?

      As of the 2008 season: 

      MVP awarded by the Associated Press: 

      1) Jim Brown – 1957, 1958

      2) Joe Montana – 1989, 1990

      3) Brett Favre - 1995, 1996, 1997

      4) Peyton Manning - 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009

      Johnny Unitas,

      1959, 1964 and 1967.

      MVP awarded by the Pro Football Writers of America: 

      1) Earl Campbell – 1978, 1979

      2) Brett Favre – 1995, 1996

      3) Marshall Faulk – 2000, 2001

      MVP awarded by the Newspaper Enterprise Association: 

      1) Earl Campbell – 1978, 1979, 1980

      2) Emmitt Smith – 1992, 1993

      3) Brett Favre - 1995, 1996

      4) Peyton Manning - 2003, 2004

      Did you know what 3 men won 3 MVP?


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      Did you know that every 7 minutes a child is bullied?

      Did you know that Thirty percent (30%) of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both?
      Did you know that 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied?
      Did you know that 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. 
      Did you know that a school bullying statistics reveals that 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school?
      Did you know that bullying statistics showed that 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month?

      Did you know that every 7 minutes a child is bullied? 

      Did you know that 85% of the time of school bullying their is no adult intervention?  
      Did you know that Cyber bullying is using information and communication technology to intentionally and deliberately upset or harass someone?  It also includes but is not limited to bullying via mobile phones, blogs, instant messaging, websites, Twitter, message boards, chat rooms, VLEs or virtual learning environments such as Second Life, or even social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.
      Cyber bullying may also include blackmail, harassment, repeatedly texting unpleasant messages or images, monitoring or hacking someone’s online activities or accounts, impersonating a person or using their identity online, and even issuing virtual threats.

      Did you know that Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied?

      Did you know that 46% of males, and 26% of females reported they had been in physical fights?
      Did you that revenge from school bullying and cyber bullying is a strong motivation for school shooting?
       
      Did you know that  61% of students that shoot others is because they have been victims of physical abuse at home?

       Did you know that 54% students who witnessing physical abuse at home, became a bully?

      Did you know that students say their schools are not safe?


      Did you know that one in seven students is either a bully or victim?


      Did you know that one out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school?

      Did you know that 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school?

      Did you know that 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school?


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      Did you know that sending sexually explicit messags or photographs,to a mobile phones is called Sexting?

      Did you know that Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs, primarily between mobile phones?  
      Did you know that the term Sexting was first popularized around 2005?
      Did you know that Sexting created a legal gray area in countries that have strict anti-child pornography laws? such as the United States.
      Did you know that some teenagers who texted photographs of themselves, or of their friends or partners, have been charged with distribution of child pornography? 
      Did you know that those who have received the Sexting images have been charged with possession of child pornography?
      in some cases, the possession charge has been applied to school administrators who have investigated sexting incidents as well. The images involved in sexting are usually different in both nature and motivation from the type of content that anti-child pornography laws were created to address.[2]

      Did you know in a 2008 survey of 1,280 teenagers and young adults of both sexes on Cosmogirl.com sponsored by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 20% of teens (13-19) and 33% of young adults (20-26) had sent nude or semi-nude photographs of themselves electronically. Additionally, 39% of teens and 59% of young adults had sent sexually explicit text messages.[7] A sociologist atColorado College interviewed 80 students and believes this claim is overblown; she claims “I had them go through their last ten messages, their last ten photos and I never saw it.”[8]

      Did you know that in 2009 UK survey of 2,094 teens aged 11 to 18 found that 38% had received an “offensive or distressing” sexual image by text or email?[9]
      Did you know that in 2007, 32 Australian teenagers from the state of Victoria were prosecuted as a result of sexting activity.[11] Child pornography charges were brought against six teenagers in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in January 2009 after three girls sent sexually explicit photographs to three male classmates.[12]
      Did you know that in 2008, a Virginia assistant principal was charged with possession of child pornography and related crimes after he had been asked to investigate a rumored sexting incident at the high school where he worked? Upon finding a student in possession of a photo on his phone that depicted the torso of a girl wearing only underpants, her arms mostly covering her breasts, the assistant principal showed the image to the principal who instructed him to preserve the photo on his computer as evidence, which he did. The court later ruled that the photo did not constitute child pornography because under Virginia law, nudity alone is not enough to qualify an image as child pornography; the image must be “sexually explicit”. Loudoun County

      Did you know that Prosecutor James Plowman stands by his initial assessment of the photo and says he would not have pursued the case if the assistant principal had agreed to resign? Instead, the assistant principal got a second mortgage on his house and spent $150,000 in attorneys’ fees to clear his name.[13][14]

      Did you know that in July 2010, Londonderry High School teacher Melinda Dennehy pled guilty and received a one-year suspended sentence for sending racy photos of herself to a 15-year-old student?[15]
      Did you know that in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a teenage boy was indicted on felony obscenity charges for allegedly sending a photo of his genitals to several female classmates?

       Did you know that a 17-year-old girl was charged with being an “unruly child” based on her fighting with her former boyfriend because he was circulating  nude pictures of her in which she sent  to him? 

      Did you know that two southwest Ohio teenagers were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a first-degree misdemeanor, for sending or possessing nude photos on their cell phones of two 15-year-old classmates?[19]
      Did you know that the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit against Wyoming County District Attorney George Skumanick Jr. on March 25, 2009, for threatening teenage girls who were the subject of allegedly risque photos with prosecution on child pornography charges if they did not submit to a counseling program?[20] The case is[21] Miller, et al. v. Skumanick. Skumanick stated in an interview with Julie Chen onCBS News‘s The Early Show that his office decided to make an offer of limiting penalties to probation if they attend a sexual harassment program.[22][23] The girls and their parents won a ruling that blocked the district attorney, who appealed. Did you know it is the first appeals court case concerning Sexting?[24]

      Did you know that In Connecticut, Rep. Rosa Rebimbas introduced a bill that would lessen the penalty for “sexting” between two consenting minors in 2009? The bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor for children under 18 to send or receive text messages with other minors that include nude or sexual images. It is currently a felony for children to send such messages, and violators could end up on the state’s sex offender registry.[25]

      Vermont lawmakers introduced a bill in April 2009 to legalize the consensual exchange of graphic images between two people 13 to 18 years old. Passing along such images to others would remain a crime.[26]

      In Ohio, a county prosecutor and two lawmakers proposed a law that would reduce sexting from a felony to a first degree misdemeanor, and eliminate the possibility of a teenage offender being labeled a sex offender for years. The proposal was supported by the parents of Jesse Logan, a Cincinnati 18-year-old who committed suicide after the naked picture of herself which she sexted was forwarded to people in her high school.[27]
      Utah lawmakers lessened the penalty for sexting for someone younger than 18 to a misdemeanor from a felony.[28]
      Did you know that in New York, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland) has introduced a bill that will create an affirmative defense where a minor is charged under child pornography laws if they possesses or disseminates a picture of themself; or possess or disseminates the image of another minor (within 4 years of their age) with their consent? The affirmative defense will not be available if the conduct was done without consent. It also creates an educational outreach program for teens that promotes awareness about the dangers of sexting.[29]


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      Did you know that Leucism is a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin?

      Did you know that Vitiligo or leukoderma is a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment which produces white patches?  Any part of the body may be affected., resulting in irregular pale patches of skin. Usually both sides of the body are affected. Common areas of involvement are the face, lips, hands, arms, legs, and genital areas.

      Did you know that Alphos (from Greek ἀλφός alphos “a dull white leprosy”) is a form of non-contagious leprosy, formerly described by the physician Celsus under the name of vitiligo? a term now used for another skin disease. In alphos, the skin is rough, and looks as if it had drops of white on it, not much differing from morphea.
      Did you know that it is referenced in the Greek translation of Leviticus 13:39?




      Did you know that Albinism (from Latin albus, “white”; see extended etymology, also called achromia, achromasia, or achromatosis) is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of an enzyme involved in the production of melanin?



      Did you know that Leucism is a condition characterized by reduced pigmentation in animals and humans. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in all types of skin pigment, not just melanin?

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      Did you know the top 9 Black Television Talk Show Hosts of all time?



      2. Arsenio Hall The Arsenio Hall Show revolutionized late night television. Just ask Bill Clinton who many say would have never won the 1992 presidential election had it not been for his surprise appearance on that show.



      3.  Mo’Nique Unlike Arsenio, The Mo’Nique Show has a lot more competition in that late night slot. But the Oscar-winning comedienne has been able to hold her own against, pulling in her own unique audience on BET. While the rest of America was tuning into the drama of the late night talk show wars between Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno, plenty others tuned them out and tuned into Mo’Nique.



      4. Tyra Banks A show about service as much as it was celebrity, through The Tyra Show, Tyra used her beauty and brains for good. What Oprah is to the stay-at-home moms of America, Tyra was to the teenagers of America who came home after school and needed a big sister to understand them.













      5. Wendy Williams The popular radio DJ has successfully taken her format and gift of gossip to the small screen. Though Vh1 would air her radio show, The Wendy Williams Show has shown the queen of talk radio can also sit down on a couple of comfortable couch chairs and ask questions with the best of them.




















      6. Whoopi Goldberg The moderator of The View is fearless and isn’t afraid to call it like she sees it. And if someone else is calling it like she sees it on the show, she’s not afraid to retort or even walk away.

      7. Montell Williams As a former Marine, and a victim to multiple scoliosis, Williams — an Emmy Award winning talk show host — used his show as a platform to bring awareness to various social issues in an aggressive style.

        8. Star Jones The controversial panel member on The View during it’s early years was one of the sharpest and most entertaining women on the panel.



      9. Tavis Smiley Many people were shocked when BET let Tavis Smiley’s contract as host of BET Tonight expire, but the charming media personality has landed on his feet. Now the host of his very own PBS show, Tavis Smiley, Smiley is doing what he does best, interviewing the people we’ve always wanted to talk to ourselves, asking them the questions we’ve always wanted to ask.


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      Did you know what player played lettered in 4 different sports in high school and college?

      Did you know that Jackie Robinson 

      played several sports at the varsity level at Muir Tech high school, Robinson and lettered in four of them: footballbasketballtrack, and baseball?




      Did you know that Robinson played shortstop and catcher on the baseball team, quarterback on the football team, and guard on the basketball team? With the track and field squad, he won awards in the broad jump.


      Did you know that he was also a member of the tennis team?

      Did you know that Robinson was the first athlete in UCLA history to letter in four different sports in one year?

      baseball, basketball, football, and track


      Did you know until 1947 he was presumed to be the only person ever selected to play in the college All Star games in both basketball and football?







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      Did you know only what sophomores have won the Heisman Trophy?

      Did you know that three sophomores have won the Heisman Trophy Award?

      Did you know that the Heisman Trophy  was awarded to sophomores three consecutive years, 2007, 2008, 2009?

      Tim Tebow of the Florida Gators,



      Sam Bradford of the Oklahoma Sooners,

      and Mark Ingram, Jr. of the Alabama Crimson Tide

      Did you know who was the only player in history win back to back Heisman Trophys?


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