Lance Armstrong just happens to pose next to his Tour de France jerseys | Yahoo! Sports Blogs – Yahoo! Sports

Lance Armstrong just happens to pose next to his Tour de France jerseys | Yahoo! Sports Blogs – Yahoo! Sports.

Lance Armstrong just chilling …

And the plot thickens … 

Now THIS is a finely-honed troll move. Over the weekend, the above photo showed up in Lance Armstrong’s Twitter feed, accompanied by the message “Back in Austin and just layin’ around … “

Armstrong is, of course, reclining oh-so-casually in front of the seven Tour de France jerseys he won. Those jerseys represent the seven Tour de France victories that the International Cycling  Union stripped from him following the investigation and documentation of  what the United States Anti-Doping Agency called “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” Armstrong was also served with a lifetime ban from cycling events overseen by the USADA, and his 2000 Olympic bronze medal is now under investigation.

Obama’s lease renewed despite tough economic times – Yahoo! News

Obama’s lease renewed despite tough economic times – Yahoo! News.

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President Elect Barak Obama

It was a fun election.

WASHINGTON (AP) — His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress that comes only in fits and starts.

“We have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said.

Nicolas Cage is in EVERYTHING | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies

Nicolas Cage is in EVERYTHING | Movie Talk – Yahoo! Movies.

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CAGE is One of the greatest actors indeed.

Sylvester Stallone has pronounced Nicolas Cage the next in a growing line of aging action stars to appear in his “Expendables” series. “The Expendables 3” to be exact.

(Yahoo! Movies reached out to Cage’s publicist and agent to confirm his role in “The Expendables 3,” but neither replied in time for the publication of this article.)
If that isn’t enough to get you into a Cage rage-inspired tizzy, just know that the 48-year-old Oscar winner is in the midst of a full-on acting binge — seemingly accepting every role that crosses his path, including sequels to well known Cage flicks “Kick-Ass” and “National Treasure.”

The most indebted man in the world owes former employer $6.3 billion | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News

The most indebted man in the world owes former employer $6.3 billion | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

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Jerome Kerviel, the most indebted man in the world-nader-nazemi

Talk about being drowning in debt. 

Former financial arbitrage trader Jerome Kerviel is the most indebted man on the planet, owing his former employer $6.3 billion.

The amount Kerviel owes to French bank Societe Generale for fraudulent trades made in 2007 and 2008 would make Kerviel one of the 50 richest people in America if those debts were assets.
But Kerviel cannot even begin paying off his debts until 2015, when he is scheduled to be released from prison. Kerviel recently lost an appeal case in which he argued the corruption at Societe Generale was widespread.
The Atlantic‘s Matthew O’Brien writes that Kerviel managed  €50 billion ($73 billion in unadjusted dollars) worth of unauthorized trades during his tenure at Societe Generale, using a sophisticated scheme of computer hacking and deceptive trades to deceive the bank.

With Christie, Obama vows, ‘We will not quit until this is done’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

With Christie, Obama vows, ‘We will not quit until this is done’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours the damage in Brigantine-N.J-nader-nazemi

President Barack Obama hugs North Point Marina owner Donna Vanzant as he tours the damage in Brigantine-N.J-nader-nazemi

Just six days before the election, President Barack Obama toured storm-ravaged areas with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He told Garden State residents struggling in the superstorm’s aftermath that all of America shares their pain—and their government is there to help.

“The main message I wanted to send is the entire country has been watching what’s been happening,” Obama said Wednesday during a visit to the Brigantine Beach Community Center. “Everybody knows how hard Jersey’s been hit.”

(“Except my boss,” shouted Michael Henshaw, 32, a Brigantine resident who works at an insurance company. “Well, except your boss. If you need me to call, you let me know,” Obama replied, drawing laughter from the room. That exchange, and many of the details in this post, are from pool reporter Reid Epstein of Politico.)

Japanese airport closed after WWII bomb found – Yahoo! News

Japanese airport closed after WWII bomb found – Yahoo! News.

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Employees deal with passengers at the counter at Sendai Airport in Sendai, northern Japan after flights in and out of the airport were canceled Tuesday-nader-nazemi-

Whoa …

TOKYO (AP) — A major airport in northern Japan was closed Tuesday after construction workers found an unexploded bomb believed to be from World War II.

All 92 flights in and out of Sendai airport were cancelled after the 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb was uncovered during construction near a runway, local police official Hiroshi Ouchi said. The bomb was identified as American-made and is believed to be a dud from World War II.

Arnold And ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Reunited: Universal Reboots Action Franchise With Schwarzenegger – Yahoo! Movies

Arnold And ‘Conan The Barbarian’ Reunited: Universal Reboots Action Franchise With Schwarzenegger – Yahoo! Movies.

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Conan the Barbarian Returns with Arnold Schwarzenegger

This is the best news since man discovered fire. Can’t wait for this movie.

Universal Pictures has made a deal for The Legend Of Conan, an action film that will star Arnold Schwarzenegger in one of his signature roles as Robert E. Howard’s mythic barbarian. The deal brings Conan and Schwarzenegger back to Universal, which released the first film that launched Schwarzenegger’s movie career back in 1982. Universal has world rights on the film.

The film will be produced by Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan. Malmberg is CEO of Paradox Entertainment, which holds the rights to Conan. Morgan is the Universal-based writer and producer whose credits include the last four Fast And The Furious films, along with Wanted and 47 Ronin. Morgan has hatched the story and might write the script. The caveat is that the studio wants The Legend Of Conan for summer 2014, and Morgan might not be finished writing the seventh Fast And Furious installment by then. If that happens he will be a very active producer, because this is Morgan’s dream project.

Said Schwarzenegger: “I always loved the Conan character and I’m honored to be asked to step into the role once again. I can’t wait to work with Universal and the great team of Fredrik Malmberg and Chris Morgan to develop the next step of this truly epic story.”

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Physicists demonstrate an actual tractor beam in the lab

Physicists demonstrate an actual tractor beam in the lab.

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Physicists demonstrate an actual tractor beam in the lab star trek style

Space the Final Frontier … well this is amazing.

It seems like we’re getting closer to the Star Trek future by leaps and bounds these days. We recently learned that a NASA scientist has set his sights on building a warp drive, and now news has come in that a team of physicists have built their own tractor beam in the lab. Now, it’s nothing to get too excited over — they used an optical beam to pull a 30 micrometer silica sphere suspended in water — but the demonstration proved that a tractor beam can actually exist.

But up until this point no one has been able to prove that a Bessel beam can actually function as a kind of tractor beam. So, in an effort to make it work, physicists David Ruffner and David Grier sought to harness a rather unique property of Bessel beams.
Specifically, these laser beams are capable of reconstructing themselves on the opposite side of an object. Subsequently, the theory is that these beams can pull an object back towards the stream of light — not unlike a tractor beam.

Palin accuses Obama of ‘shuck and jive shtick’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

Palin accuses Obama of ‘shuck and jive shtick’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.

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Sarah Palin Shuck and Jive remarks

It’s crazy how politics can bring the worst out of people. Whether those remarks were intentional or not the fact remains that of course during these theatrical act of elections such acts of demagoguery  are employed to enraged and rally people.

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin released a statement on her Facebook page accusing President Obama of engaging in “shuck and jive shtick” regarding last month’s attack in Benghazi, Libya.

For those who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “shuck and jive” is a racially-tingedexpression. According to the user-submitted Urban Dictionary, the term “originally referred to the intentionally misleading words and actions that African-Americans would employ in order to deceive racist Euro-Americans in power, both during the period of slavery and afterwards.”

As Politico points out, this isn’t the first time the phrase has come up and inspired controversy. Several years ago, Andrew Cuomo, then New York’s Attorney General, used the expression while campaigning for Hillary Rodham Clinton. “You can’t shuck and jive at a press conference. All those moves you can make with the press don’t work when you’re in someone’s living room.”
Cuomo was promptly blasted by CNN’s Roland Martin, who wrote, “‘Shucking and jiving’ have long been words used as a negative assessment of African Americans, along the lines of a ‘foot shufflin’ Negro.’ In fact, I don’t recall ever hearing the phrase used in reference to anyone white.”

Ex-Goldman director Gupta gets two-year prison sentence – Yahoo! News

Ex-Goldman director Gupta gets two-year prison sentence – Yahoo! News.

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Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc board member Rajat Gupta

Don’t do the crime, if you can’t do the time. Just because he gave charity, does it mean that he should get a break from the law. Two years is loo light a sentence. This once again shows that so called white-collar crime goes under-punished.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Disgraced Wall Street titan and philanthropist Rajat Gupta was sentenced to only two years in prison, a much lighter sentence than U.S. prosecutors had demanded, even though the federal judge who imposed it on Wednesday called his insider trading crimes “disgusting” and “a terrible breach of trust.”

Gupta was also ordered to pay a $5 million fine. He was convicted in Manhattan federal court last June for leakingGoldman Sachs boardroom secrets to Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager at the center of a U.S. government crackdown on insider trading over the past four years.
Some legal experts said the sentence came as a surprise, while others said the judge struck a fine balance.
U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff told a somber courtroom audience, including Gupta’s wife and four adult daughters, that the illegal sharing of corporate secrets at the height of the 2008 financial crisis “was the functional equivalent of stabbing Goldman in the back.”