Posts Tagged ‘United States’

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Everyone is beginning to realize what the latest fiscal cliff tax plan means to them personally as they open their most recent paycheck. Just in case you were planning long term, The Wall Street Journal created a calculator that will do it for you! Simply click here and plug in your pretaxed yearly income and check out how much more money you will be paying this year! It’s so much fun!

 

I don’t usually post things on the weekend but this warrants it. Awesome footage of a America’s bravest doing work. Youtube description says “No rounds penetrated his body armor, and he made it home with no permanent injuries.” The war may have died down but let’s not forget about our troops still over there! ‘Merica!

 

I hate everything Ryan Lochte represents other than the USA. The guy defines the word ‘tool’ and this has been a big week for him. I’m not talking about him swimming. I’m talking about his mother coming out telling the world her son only does one-night stands, his ‘cool’ mouth piece, and his overall arrogance. The guy resembles a dumber Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High if that’s even possible and I can’t do anything but cringe when he’s interviewed. If this dude couldn’t swim I’m 99% sure he’d be a cum dumpster behind In-N-Out. In fact, I hope he makes the best of his 15 minutes because after the Olympics he’ll do some reality show, fizzle out, and Ryan Lochte will be the guy you call up to plunge your toilet. Again, I hate him.

WFAA:

“Distraught over the loss of her grandfather and her parents’ divorce,” 14-year-old Jakadrien Turner ran away from home, WFAA Dallas reports. Arrested for shoplifting in Houston, she used a fake name that actually belonged to a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant wanted for arrest. What follows is a nightmarish series of mistaken identities and institutional failures, culminating in a teen girl trapped alone and pregnant in a third-world prison. ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officials stepped in… took the girl’s fingerprints, but somehow didn’t confirm her identity and deported her to Colombia, where the Colombian government gave her a work card and released her. Jakadrien, who is African-American, does not know Spanish. She had no known ties to Colombia. After months of searching, Jakadrien’s grandmother tracked the missing teen down on Facebook, discovering her in Bogota with an apparent job as a maid. But that was a month ago, and the Colombian government now has her in a locked detention facility and won’t release her, despite her family’s request. ICE says it is “investigating,” and “also noted there have been instances where ICE has seen cases of individuals providing inaccurate information regarding who they are and their immigration status for ulterior motives.”

 

Talk about the snowball effect! You run away from home, get caught stealing, get deported to Colombia (out of all places), and now you’re knocked up in a foreign prison. The Hollywood script has to already have been started on this one so call up Denzel cause I’m smelling Oscars. I mean I haven’t heard of this kind of luck since the guy who was struck by lightning for the 6th time last summer. What are the chances she uses a fake name of a girl around the same age who is an undocumented immigrant wanted for arrest from Colombia?! Either way, I feel for ya Jakadrien and hopefully you learned to pick an American name next time you run into the law.