Thursday, January 30, 2014



Will Justin Bieber Be Deported for His Miami DUI? 

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Did You Know . . .?

Honey is a natural reservoir for the botulism bacteria. Adult bodies can normally process it. But you should never give honey to babies.



On this day in 1948 Mohandas Gandhi, the world's chief advocate of non-violence, was assassinated in New Delhi by a terrorist sponsored by a right-wing Hindu militia group. The murder came only 10 days after a failed previous attempt on Gandhi's life. Thirty-nine-year-old Nathuram Godse shot the great Indian leader as he made his way through a small crowd to lead a prayer session.

The assassin Godse tried to kill himself after the attack, but was grabbed before he had the chance. Godse showed no remorse for his crime. Godse was hanged to death on November 15, 1949, against the wishes of Gandhi's sons, who argued that the execution stood against everything Gandhi believed in.



timorous  [TIH-muhr-uhs]
1.  fearful
2.  Timid by nature
3.  indicating fear or timidity



(born 30 January 1974)
Christian Bale is an English actor. Bale first caught the public eye when he was cast in the starring role of Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun (1987). In 2000, he garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal of serial killer Patrick Bateman in American Psycho. He earned a reputation as a method actor after he lost 63 pounds to play the role of Trevor Reznik in The Machinist (2004).

Bale went on to receive greater commercial recognition and acclaim for his performance as Bruce Wayne / Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He also portrayed Dicky Eklund in the biopic The Fighter (2010), for which he received critical acclaim. In 2013, he starred in the comedy-drama American Hustle.

(born January 30, 1930)
Gene Hackman is a retired American actor and novelist. He first came to fame in 1967 with his performance as Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde. His major subsequent films include The French Connection (1971), in which he played Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle; The Poseidon Adventure (1972); The Conversation (1974); Superman (1978), in which he played arch-villain Lex Luthor; Hoosiers (1986); Mississippi Burning (1988); Unforgiven (1992); The Firm (1993); Crimson Tide (1995); Get Shorty (1995); The Birdcage (1996); Enemy of the State (1998); and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

(born January 30, 1941)
Dick Cheney is an American politician and businessman who was the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, under President George W. Bush.

(born January 30, 1972)
Jennifer Hale is a Canadian-born American actress best known for her voice over work in video games like Grandia II, the Mass Effect trilogy, Diablo III, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Guild Wars 2, Tales of Symphonia, the Metroid Prime trilogy, the Metal Gear Solid games, Brütal Legend, Halo 4, and Disney's animated movies.

As a result of her prolific works as a voice actress in video gaming, Guinness World Records awarded her with a Guinness World Record for being "the most prolific videogame voice actor (female)" which has been featured in the book Guinness World Records 2013: Gamer's Edition.


"On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points."
--Virginia Woolf



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