Archive for February, 2009

California Assemblyman Suggests Legal Marijuana to Help State Income

2009, Feb 26th

Marijuana FieldSacramento, CA — A California state lawmaker says he has a plan to help get the Golden State out of debt.

He wants to legalize pot for people 21 and over, tax it and use the tax money to help raise billions of dollars.

State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano says, “I think here in California we understand $14 billion is something that can’t be blown off. The state deserves to have a piece of it.”

That’s why San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is introducing legislation that would tax and regulate marijuana. He’s not talking about medical marijuana; he’s talking about pot used socially just like beer and wine.

Betty Yee of the State Board of Economics says, “The revenue impact of this proposal will generate over $1.3 billion.”

$990 million would come from a $50 per ounce levy, $350 million from sales tax revenue.

Marijuana is California’s top cash crop, according to federal government statistics valued at $14 billion in 2006.

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Topless Cafe in Maine Gives Neighbors the Jitters

2009, Feb 26th

Vassalboro, Maine — Cup size has more than one meaning at a new central Maine coffeehouse.

Servers are topless at the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop, which opened its doors Monday on a busy road in Vassalboro. A sign outside says, “Over 18 only.” Another says, “No cameras, no touching, cash only.”

On Tuesday, two men sipped coffee at a booth while three topless waitresses and a bare-chested waiter stood nearby. Topless waitress Susie Wiley said men, women and couples have stopped by.

The coffee shop raised the ire of dozens of residents when it went before the town planning board last month. Town officials said the coffee shop met the letter of the law.

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Playboy May Seek Buyer

2009, Feb 26th

PlayboyNew York, NY — Playboy Enterprises Inc., publisher of one of the world’s best known adult magazines, posted a wider fourth-quarter loss, hurt by $157.2 million in restructuring and other one-time costs, as well as weaker-than-expected revenue.

The company, which posted a net loss in each quarter of 2008, also said it would be open to discussions about an outright sale of the company, or changes in the strategic direction of the flagship Playboy Magazine.

Net loss for Playboy, which in recent months has seen a management shake-up including the resignation in December of longtime Chief Executive Christie Hefner, was $145.7 million, or $4.37 per share. This compares with a loss of $1.1 million, or 3 cents a share, in the year-ago period.

Revenue declined to $69.8 million from $85.9 million, due in part to the sale of its television studio assets.

Analysts had expected revenue of $73.7 million, according to Reuters Estimates.

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No More Nudity for Kate Winslet

2009, Feb 26th

Kate WinsletMoviegoers will be seeing less of Kate Winslet in the future.

While the actress has appeared nude in past films – including her Oscar-nominated turn in The Reader – she now says she is done disrobing.

“I think I won’t do it again: A. I can’t keep getting away with it, and B. I don’t want to become ‘that actress who always gets her kit off,'” Winslet, 33, told Time magazine for its new issue, on sale Friday.

Next up for the six-time Oscar nominee? A break.

“I know how long it’s going to be before I feel, okay, I really have to know what I’m doing next, or I’ll freak out!” she says. “I know myself, and it’s only a matter of time.”

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Calif. Video Game Law Ruled Unconstitutional

2009, Feb 26th

Video GamesLos Angeles, Calif. – A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday that a California law restricting the sales and rental of violent video games to minors and imposing labeling requirements is too restrictive and violates free speech guarantees.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the labeling requirement unfairly forces video games to carry “the state’s controversial opinion” about which games are violent.

The unanimous opinion by a three-judge panel could have a far-reaching impact on efforts by other states to establish mandatory video game labeling requirements.

The court upheld a lower court finding that California lawmakers failed to produce evidence that violent video games cause psychological or neurological harm to children.

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Best celebrity sex scenes from film #2

2009, Feb 21st

Sharon StoneI brought you a few links earlier on in my first page about sex in the cinema, and today I will bring you a whole lot more. Alot of great scenes of women exposing themselves for all to enjoy on film. Many up and coming actresses find that is in a avenue for further advancement in the careers, and thankfully so. After this page, I might try and find some of the best from television as well. Also please feel free to post links to other scenes you may enjoy.

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Dallas Starts Lingerie Football League

2009, Feb 18th

LFL LogoDallas, Tx. — What is the LFL you ask?

It’s an extension of the immensely successful pay-per-view special that, much to the chagrin of the NFL, runs in direct competition to the ballyhooed and often disappointing Super Bowl half-time extravaganza put on by the boy’s league each winter.

To further explain it … it’s simply models in lingerie playing 7-on-7 tackle football against other similarly steamy-named teams.

On Friday, the girls went through traditional football drills like passing, catching and secondary coverage — they even ran some 40-yard sprints. The combine concluded with a short scrimmage to test the girls in game situations.

“It’s real football, but it’s just played by beautiful women.

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Blow-Up Crime

2009, Feb 17th

Blowup DollCape Coral, FL — A 51-year-old Florida man was arrested after he was found making out with blowup sex dolls in a grocery store parking lot.

Families say they witnessed a very private act in a public parking lot along Santa Barbara Boulevard.

“It’s just crazy you know and I’m with my daughter and she couldn’t believe what we were seeing,” said witness Arthur Castro.

The blowup dolls had female body parts and witnesses say 51-year-old George Bartusek was touching them very inappropriately.

“As I walk by I saw this guy with two blowup dolls – kissing them and bouncing them and trying to get people’s attention,” said a witness who wanted to remain anonymous.

A customer that saw what was happening inside the car ran inside the store to get a manager while another customer called Cape Coral police.

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Bids for Woman’s Virginity at $3.7M

2009, Feb 17th

San Diego, Cal. — A San Diego woman who is auctioning off her virginity said she has now received a bid of $3.7 million, according to a published report.

Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old San Diego woman, said she got the idea for the auction after her sister was able to pay for her college education after prostituting herself for three weeks, according to the London Telegraph.

Dylan has a degree in women’s studies.

She told the paper she hopes to pay for an advanced degree in family and marriage therapy with the proceeds from the auction.

She told the Telegraph that she doesn’t think she’s the only one who will be benefit from the auction.

“I think me and the person I do it with will both profit greatly from the deal,” Dylan told the paper.

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Man Waiting for Tools Gets Brick of Marijuana

2009, Feb 17th

Brick of PotDenton, Texas — A man in Denton, Texas who was expecting a shipment of tools instead received a 30-pound brick of marijuana that police say is worth more than $10,000.

Officer Ryan Grelle says the man opened the box Monday night, realized it contained drugs and contacted police.

The package from the Pharr area was handled by UPS in McAllen on Jan. 6. and apparently was intended for a Dallas address.

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports no such address exists in Dallas, so the package wound up 40 miles to the northwest at the similar address in Denton.

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Clermont Teen Sent 35,000 Texts in a Month

2009, Feb 17th

Clermon, FL — A Clermont man is lucky Sprint offers an unlimited text messaging plan.

Brad Cox’s 14-year-old daughter, Emilee, sent or received more that than 35,000 messages a month twice in the past year. Cox called the Orlando Sentinel to report his daughter’s excessive texting after reading an article on the Web about a California girl who had topped more than 14,000.

Emilee’s highest month was June, when she tallied 35,463 messages, or about 1,182 a day. She attributed the June spike to constantly trading text messages with friends while she was at cheerleading camp.

A spokeswoman for Sprint confirmed the number of messages. Cox says as long as his daughter continues to get good grades, he doesn’t have a problem with her texting.

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Alcohol Flavored Popcorn

2009, Feb 17th

Popcorn MachineKansas City, MO — First there was caramel corn, then cheese. Now, a Kansas City student has come up with a new snack that might appeal to some partygoers.

He calls it alcohol flavored popcorn. Cary Silverman has always been a salesman and two years ago came up with the idea.

The idea came when he saw college students trying to sneak alcohol into a movie theatre to drink with their popcorn.

He tried multiple ways to inject alcohol into popcorn kernels but not with much success.

So he partnered with a company that helped him develop a non-alcoholic flavoring.

It is called pub corn.

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Women Turn to Brothel Business in Slow Economy

2009, Feb 17th

Brothel LadyLas Vegas — While the economy is hurting most industries, it’s keeping the brothel industry alive.

Brothel owners say that success is attractive to many women who are out of a job.

“Every sector of the economy, the auto workers, the big insurance companies, wall street. We are getting a lot of people from nyc who are want to come to work,” said brothel owner Dennis Hof.

The Bunny Ranch isn’t the only place seeing an increase in applications.

Over at Wild Horse and Mustang Ranch, the madam says they have 30 to 40 percent increase in women looking for jobs.

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The Booty Call

2009, Feb 17th

Baby CenterSacramento, CA — It’s a booty call that comes via text message. It’s from a California company in the baby-making business. It’s using technology to help get couples in the bedroom.

Nancy Evars is on the go.

“I’m never at home,” says Evars. “I’m always going to car pool, I work part time.”

Nancy and her husband want to have a 4th child, but are so busy that they sometimes forget when to try.

“I don’t really quite have time to be thinking about this all of the time like I was when I was pregnant the first times,” said Evars.

That’s where Baby Center’s Booty Caller comes in. You heard me right, Booty Caller. The phone application sends texts to women when they are likely to be ovulating.

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Michigan City Bans Being Annoying in Public

2009, Feb 17th

Brighton, MI — Ticking someone off could get you a ticket in one Michigan city. The Brighton City Council on Thursday approved an ordinance allowing police in the Livingston County community to ticket and fine anyone who is annoying in public ”by word of mouth, sign or motions.”

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports the measure is modeled on a similar ordinance in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak.

A city attorney says there could be situations where the measure would violate freedom of speech, but that those cases will be reviewed by the city.

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Woman Places Ad to Find Wife for Son

2009, Feb 17th

NewspaperTampa, FL — The mother of a 37-year-old Tampa man is so desperate to find him a wife that she paid $500 to put an ad in The Tampa Tribune.

Claudia, who didn’t want to give her last name for privacy reasons, says it’s sad that such a “good boy” is alone. The ad, which ran Nov. 30, says Jason is gainfully employed, kind and handsome. She’s hoping to find at least a few good candidates before Christmas.

Jason says he’s fine with his mother’s idea, figuring anything is worth a shot. He’s been looking for Mrs. Right since his 2003 divorce.

The University of South Florida graduate works as a software marketing manager. He also volunteers with teens with Down syndrome.

Responses for the ad were directed to a P.O. Box in Virginia, where the mother-in-law hopeful lives.

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Russian Businessman Trademarks ;-) Emoticon

2009, Feb 17th

Moscow — How much would you pay for a ;-)?

A Russian businessman has trademarked the emoticon — or combination of punctuation marks — used to convey a wink in text messages and e-mail.

Oleg Teterin, president of the mobile ad company Superfone, said Thursday he doesn’t plan on tracking down individual users following the decision by the federal patent agency.

“I want to highlight that this is only directed at corporations, companies that are trying to make a profit without the permission of the trademark holder,” he said in comments to NTV.

Companies will be sent legal warnings if they use the symbol without his permission, he said.

“Legal use will be possible after buying an annual license from us,” he was quoted by Kommersant as saying. “It won’t cost that much — tens of thousands of dollars.”

He also said since other similar emoticons — :-) or ;) or :) — resemble the one he has trademarked, use of those symbols could also fall under his ownership.

Other Russian Internet entrepreneurs reacted to the effort predictably —

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The G-spot Shot

2009, Feb 17th

G Spot ShotClearwater, FL — If someone told you they could give you a shot to improve your sex life, would you take it?

Thousands of women all over the United States are having collagen injected into a highly sensitive, hidden body part that most men and some women can’t even find.

It’s been talked about, written about, mentioned on television shows and debated endlessly. Now, women are doing it and finding results that make them want to have sex over and over again.

It’s the G-spot shot.

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“Make Some Extra Cash! Drug Use and Criminal Record OK”

2009, Feb 17th

SnitchAlbuquerque, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department has turned to the want ads for snitches.

An ad this week in the alternative newspaper The Alibi asks for “people who hang out with crooks” to do part-time work for the police.

It reads in part: “Make some extra cash! Drug use and criminal record OK.”

Capt. Joe Hudson says police received more than 30 responses in two days. He says one tip was a “big one” but won’t elaborate.

An informant whose tip helps officers arrest a drug dealer could earn $50. A tip about a murder suspect could bring up to $700.

It’s not the first time the department has run ads. In a program 10 years ago, police received so many calls they turned the phones off.

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Beer Truck Driver Gets DUI

2009, Feb 17th

Beer MugsWheat Ridge, CO — Did you hear the one about the beer truck driver busted for DUI? No, it’s not a joke. Police in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, report arresting Bobby Dodge for suspicion of drunken driving.

Police say he rolled his big rig when taking an exit ramp too fast on eastbound I-70. He was hauling a truck-full of beer in his 45,000 pound trailer. Authorities had to unload it all to get trailer righted again.

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