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It’s never that bad

Posted by Media Outrage on September 13, 2008

Everyday we wake up is another opportuninty to be tremendously thankful for the many blessings in our lives. Someone may be saying to themselves right now ‘I don’t know what they’re talking about, because my life is a mess. I owe bills I’m far from happy, don’t have the job I want, the mate I want, the car I want, enough money to make ends meet, and emotionally I’m just tore up’. Even still with all of that being your current state of mind you still woke up today with an opportunity to first say thank you and then use your abilities and energy to change those circumstances.

For those who live in the United States. We should never wake up ungrateful. What we classify as poverty here in this great country is considered luxury in certain third world countries. You have running water, air condition, heat, homes, apartments, vehicles, jobs, healthcare, a democratic government, and best of all limitless educational institutions. There are third world countries in which people live in huts with dirt for floors, have no running water, vaccines for disease, healthcare, vehicles, right to participate in any religion they choose, and live under dictatorship. They do not have the luxury of getting an education. There are no teachers, institutions of learning, hospitals, or other foundations set up with the sole purpose of providing assistance to it’s citizens. And we dare complain? Read the rest of this entry »

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Lost?

Posted by Media Outrage on May 30, 2008

This is interesting….a French explorer and adventurer is going to hit a remote tropical island for 300 days alone.

Via BoingBoing:

French explorer and adventurer Xavier Rosset is about to embark on a 300 day trip to live alone on a remote tropical island in the South Pacific. His adventures will be filmed and used for a 52 minute documentary.

Xavier’s only luggage will be a Swiss army knife, machete video camera and a solar panel for charging the camera. He will spend 10 months alone on an island to develop another way of life through an exciting adventure, a return to the elemental sources. Xavier will survive alone on an island without human interference and without polluting emissions.

The ambition of this documentary is to make a reflection on our lifestyle, our current system and our relationship to nature. And the most important thing is to put the dream and emotion at the heart of adventure natural.

He will find timber to build a shelter, feed on the rudimentary fishing, plants and the harvesting of rainwater to survive.

Mediaoutrage– 300 days alone on a remote island…hmmm…. you best believe that he’ll have someone importing him play station size jars of VASELINE and JERGENS. He’s not fooling anyone. No chicks? We just hope he edits this documentary well because the kids do not need to turn on the Discovery Channel and see homeboy f*cking a tropical cow. Ok all you in M.O. land do you think you could survive for a year alone on a remote island?

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Parents should read this

Posted by Media Outrage on January 11, 2008

Prom Premiere Logo

Beautiful Me Mentorship™

presents

The Prom Premiere Project™

Our Goal

Our goal at The Prom Premiere Project™ is to make every girl feel like
a celebrity by providing girls who are effected by social, economic,
educational, or language disadvantages facing financial challenges that
would make attending a once in a lifetime event such as the prom
difficult with a prom dress and services free of charge. With lights,
cameras, red carpet and a personal stylist, we want every girl to
experience the glamour of being a star for the evening. Building self
esteem and dreams one block at a time.

Mission

The Prom Premiere Project is a Beautiful Me Mentorship™ (BMM) program
presented by Yasmin Jande, Inc., a non profit organization. Our mission
at BMM is to heal and develop young minds building a complete sense of
self worth, independence and educating young women one girl at a time.
Building….one block at a time, one girl at a time.

Who is Eligible?

Young girls who are effected by social, economic, educational, or
language disadvantages. Each girl is required to be enrolled as a senior
in high school. The selections will be drawn from referral forms
submitted by principles, counselors, parents, social workers, etc. Self
submissions are also welcome. To obtain submission forms please email us
at prompremiere@gmail.com and express your interest to refer a girl
or receive a dress. Submission deadline is March 15, 2008. Please follow
the instructions and fill out the forms completely for consideration.

The candidates will be hand selected by the Board of Directors and will
be notified by March, 29, 2008 of the Prom Premiere day by special
invitation.

Get involved? Volunteer? Sponsor?

Do you remember how great you felt on your prom night? Well you can feel
even better by sharing your wonderful experience with another young girl
and help to make her night just as wonderful by donating a dress for the
evening. We will be having our first Evening Gown Drive on January 12,
2008
from 12pm-4pm. We are accepting new or like new dresses. Besides
donating a dress, there are multiple ways to get involved. We are in
need of volunteers for pre-events and the Prom Premiere day. If you are
interested in volunteering and or sponsorship please email us at
prompremiere@gmail.com. Contributions for The Prom Premiere Project are
always welcome and greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to
Yasmin Jande Inc. attn: prom premiere to the address below. We are a
non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3). Therefore,
acknowledgement of your gifts and donations will be granted for tax
purposes.

Dress Drive: Jan. 12, 2008

Time: 12-4pm

Drop Off Location:

10016 La Salle Ave, LA, CA 90047

We will be accepting new or like new dresses!!

Visit us at myspace.com/prompremiereproject

Please forward around to other ladies that would be interested in
donating a dress!

Yasmin Jande’
Executive Director
Yasmin Jande, Inc.
DBA-“Beautiful Me Mentorship”
myspace.com/prompremiereproject
Office: (323) BMM-2070
Fax: (323) 754-3171

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New Jersey apologizes for slavery

Posted by Media Outrage on January 8, 2008

Michael Patrick Carroll

Republican Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll in photo above.

Last night New Jersey joined a list of states that have apologized for slavery, after lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a resolution expressing the state’s regret.

The resolution merely offers the Legislature’s opinion and would not require the governor’s signature. It would be recorded in the state annals of declarations.

The resolution’s sponsor, Assemblyman William D. Payne (D. Newark), noted that New Jersey had 12,000 slaves and was the last Northern state to free them. Last night, New Jersey became the latest state to apologize.

“This is an apology for their descendants and all mankind,” he said. “Making a stand for human decency, either one generation too late or many generations too late, is never a waste of time,”

Here’s what Republican Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll had to say last week about New Jersey apologizing for the institution of slavery.

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Alicia Keys tells how the success of her first two albums almost destroyed her

Posted by Media Outrage on December 21, 2007

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Alicia spoke about how the extraordinary successes of her first two albums ” Songs in A Minor” and “The Diary of Alicia Keys” almost destroyed her….

“For a minute there, I was doing things that were not humanly possible, and it was just a miserable way to be. . . . I had to learn from it or die, one or the other. I’m serious.

All of it, every side of it. Never saying no, always doing everything, accepting everything. Every inch of space was taken up with something to do and somewhere to be and someone to call and someone to talk to and someone to meet, and it’s too much.

I came to a point last year where I was just sick of being that. Sick of holding in these emotions that I had that were really eating away at me. So I became very rebellious about that, very rebellious about people telling me what they thought I should do and what they felt was good for me.”

Her manager Jeff Robinson had this to say about her wearing down….

‘SUPERWOMAN started to wear down. She didn’t want the outside world and her family and friends to see her cracking, so to speak. Everyone is used to seeing her so strong and so confident, and just to see her in tears and kind of confused and unsure of herself as was a total shock to most people around her. She didn’t know how to handle that.

“I told her just forget about everything, and just go away, just be alone with Alicia. . . . Don’t worry about deadlines, don’t worry about record companies don’t worry about shows. Just go, it will all be here when you come back.”

And that’s what she did and escaped away to Egypt for a while.

“I discovered that I spent a lot of my life feeling like I had to prove myself. People look at a young lady who’s a musician and a writer and they automatically think, ‘Ah, she’s probably OK, she can’t really be a producer, you can’t be serious, I’m sure there’s someone else that’s really doing it, she can’t really have written all that.’

Really, they doubt you, and so I think I spent a lot of my first two albums feeling like I had to prove that I could do all of this. So I was very controlling.I would come into a session with everything mapped out, and I think that restricted me in a lot of ways. . . . There’s a certain magic that happens when you just let it go, and this time, because of being able to let go of a lot of things that were holding me back and coming to a more secure place in myself, I went into sessions this time and I was just like. . . . ‘Let’s see what happens.’

You’re definitely hearing freedom, searching for freedom, self-realization and strength and vulnerability, and everything that happens to everyone, every day.”

She wants to put out another album soon.

“I would really like to put out another album relatively soon. Something that’s a bit more stripped back. . . . I already have about six or seven records for it that I love. I just want to keep creating. . . . The last record and the last tour, I went so hard that I kind of took away that side of me. And when it came time to come back around to create again it took me a while to find my groove. I just don’t want to ever get that far away from it again.”

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For aspiring musicians….

Want to be successful in music, like Alicia?  One possibility: Learn to play guitar and become the next music star, perhaps, all with the help of the Internet. You can also learn how to play blackjack and even do your own oil change!

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Little girl shot 6 times to save her mother

Posted by Media Outrage on December 18, 2007

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As the gunman was about to open fire, 7-year-old Alexis Goggins lunged from the back seat of the SUV and threw herself across her mom, crying, “Don’t hurt my mother!”

Six bullets from the 9 mm handgun slammed into Alexis, one piercing her right eye. Two slugs hit her mother.

Alexis’ mother pulled through. But two weeks later, Alexis lies in critical condition, blind in one eye. And to her classmates and many people in this city so depressingly familiar with violence, the little girl is a hero.

“She was trying to save me,” her mother, Seliethia Parker, 30, told The Associated Press on Monday. “My baby is just an angel to her mother. I thought as the mother, I’d be saving my child. I never thought my daughter would be saving me.”

Alexis has undergone three operations since the shooting, and her mother sits by her bedside at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

As for the mother, she was seriously wounded, with one slug grazing her head and the other entering her chest and stopping just short of an artery. But she was released from the hospital just a few days later.

Parker’s former boyfriend, Calvin Tillie, a 29-year-old ex-convict on parole, was arrested in the shooting and charged with two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, along with other offenses. He could get life in prison.

Alexis is learning-disabled and lags behind other youngsters her age. As a result, police say it may never be known whether Alexis meant to shield her mother from the bullets with her body. But Parker said that if her daughter hadn’t put herself in between, “I really don’t know. We might have been dead.”

Parker said she met Tillie earlier this year and called off the relationship after three months, but he had other ideas. “He was harassing me,” she said. “He would constantly call my house, popping up in the middle of the night.”

Shortly after midnight on Dec. 2, police say, Alexis and her mother climbed into their friend Aisha Ford’s vehicle for a late night birthday get-together for Ford’s mother. The girl got into the back seat, and her mother took the front passenger seat.

Tillie, who had been standing outside the house in the shadows despite the cold, jumped into the back of the SUV, next to Alexis, and forced Ford to drive at gunpoint for several harrowing minutes until the woman convinced him she needed to stop for gas, according to an account the women gave police.

Ford told police she tried to stall for time while pumping gas. As she and the station attendant called 911, several shots erupted from inside the vehicle. Police say the girl had jumped toward her mother in the front seat.

Parker bolted from the SUV, screaming. Officers found Alexis curled beneath the steering wheel in a pool of blood. Tillie was arrested at the scene.

n addition to losing her right eye, Alexis was shot in the chin and jaw. Several days after the shooting, the little girl, her face horribly swollen and wrapped in bandages, stirred and squeezed her mother’s hand.

“She is doing much better,” Parker said. “She opened up one eye. Everything seems to be going great.”

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Brad Pitt says he might be done with acting and is going to help rebuild New Orleans

Posted by Media Outrage on December 6, 2007

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt says that acting is becoming less and less attractive to him as he ages. He says that it’s really for the younger generation.

“It’s become less and less a focus as I get older,” he said in the interview, scheduled to air Wednesday night on “Larry King Live.” “I think it’s really more of a younger man, younger woman’s game.”

He hasn’t ruled it out completely — “I’d like to drop in if I’m still invited every few years or so,” he told King — but he said he wants to pursue some other interests as well.

“At this point, I’d rather — it takes so much time, [and] there’s just other things I’d rather be doing,” said Pitt, who soon turns 44. Read the rest of this entry »

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Stephon Marbury loses his father.

Posted by Media Outrage on December 3, 2007

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Sad news struck Steph0n Marbury yesterday. Marbury’s 69 year old father Donald Marbury was escorted out of the Garden yesterday after supposedly complaining of chest pains. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of a heart attack.

Stephon learned of his father’s sudden death after their loss to pheonix. He was then escorted out of the Garden by 5 security guards.

Our condolences go out to Stephon in his time of grief.

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Rodney King was shot.

Posted by Media Outrage on November 29, 2007

Rodney King

Rodney King, whose videotaped beating once made him an international symbol of police brutality, suffered minor injuries after getting hit by a shotgun blast, authorities in California said on Thursday.

An intoxicated King summoned officers to his home in Rialto, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles, on Wednesday night to report he had been shot, said Sgt. Don Lewis of the Rialto Police Department.

“He had some minor pepper wounds that looked like they were from bird shot,” said Lewis, who described the injuries as “extremely minor.”

Lewis said King told police the shooting took place while he was riding his bicycle in neighboring San Bernardino. King rode his bicycle home after the incident and it was not immediately clear who fired the shot, Lewis said.

“(King) and the whole house were very intoxicated and very uncooperative,” Lewis said.

King was treated at a local hospital, and the investigation was turned over to San Bernardino police.

We can tell that the cops still dislike him after all of these years. Getting shot in the face whether you were just grazed or not is still a big deal. His widow’s peak should be illegal. Somewhere out there in the land of Actors who don’t f*cking matter anymore Eddie Munster should be filing a lawsuit for patent infringement

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Proof that UFO’S exist!? and that Earth has been visited?

Posted by Media Outrage on November 15, 2007

You got to watch this video. Are all of these people lying??? I don’t think so. You just decide for yourself.

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