US Secret Service officer arrested during prostitution sting

Monday, November 10, 2008

A United States Secret Service officer has been arrested in Washington, D.C. after allegedly soliciting a prostitute for sex. The prostitute turned out to be an undercover D.C. police officer. The Secret Service officer was using his official Secret Service patrol car, which was marked, and was also in full uniform at the time of the arrest.

The unnamed Secret Service officer, a sergeant, was arrested after allegedly agreeing to pay the undercover police officer US$20 to receive oral sex. After agreeing on a price, the undercover officer told the Secret Service officer to drive around the corner, where the sex act would take place. When he stopped his car, he was arrested by police officers.

Police say they were performing a normal sting when the Secret Service officer pulled up. The unnamed officer thought the Secret Service officer was going to tell her to get off the streets, but instead told the officer that she had “nice thighs”.

In D.C., soliciting a prostitute for sex holds a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail. The Secret Service officer was released pending charges and was suspended from his job pending an internal investigation.

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Political pundits debate Fred Thompson’s younger wife

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Political analysts widely regard Fred Thompson as a potential, if not likely, candidate in the United States presidential election in 2008. Thompson is a lawyer, lobbyist, character actor and former Republican Senator for Tennessee now residing in McLean, Virginia near Washington D.C.

A recent article in The New York Times (NYT) labelled his wife, Jeri Kehn Thompson as a “trophy wife” and a potential liability in the 2008 race. The NYT article described her as having “youthfulness, permanent tan and bleached blonde hair” and wonders if “so-called values voters” would “accept this union.”

Thompson and Kehn, married in June 2002, when he was 60 years old and she 35.

Television commentator and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough compared Kehn to a stripper and asked if “she works the pole.”

According to the Associated Press, “trophy wife” originally “meant the second (or third) wife of a corporate titan, a woman who was younger, beautiful and — equally important — accomplished in her own right.”

ABC News says that the current definition of “trophy wife” suggests Donald Trump‘s ex-wife Marla Maples and the late Anna Nicole Smith as examples.

However, ABC News also questions whether Kehn fits this definition. “Though she’s blond, beautiful and nearly 25 years younger than her husband, Kehn Thompson, a political media consultant who previously worked for the Senate Republican Conference and a prestigious Washington law firm, doesn’t appear to fit the typical description,” wrote Emily Friedman.

Karen O’Connor, a political scientist and the director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University, said Thompson may lose support from Republican women, a group he needs. It may also make it difficult to gain the support of the “value voters”, already skeptical after the report that he lobbied for an abortion-rights group.

“You have a situation where a candidate happens to have an attractive wife, therefore it’s open season for smutty thoughts and lowbrow humor, and no concern for the fact that this is a wife and mother, a professional woman?” said Mark Corallo, a former Justice Department official who is a consultant and the chief media adviser to the Thompson campaign. “One picture on the Internet and all of a sudden she’s reduced to being a bimbo?”

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Toot Your Own Hor Nworm!

Toot Your Own HORNworm!


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The Tomato Hornworm has plagued me for many seasons. He loves the things that I love; eggplants, peppers, tomatillos and tomatoes. If he existed on the pages of a Dr. Suess book, I might think that he looked darling and colorful, but when I see him gnawing his way to the stalk on my tomato plants, all I can think is, KILL, KILL, KILL!

The Tomato Hornworm is the larvae of the hawk moth. They are the same color green as the foliage on your tomato plant. They have diagonal white stripes with equally spaced small black spots on their sides. The adult moth is not harmful to your plants, but the larvae can be devastating. These colorful pests are found throughout the United States.

The damage they cause is easy to spot, although the larvae themselves are well camouflaged. They will begin eating your plant, normally at the highest point, and can defoliate an entire plant in a few days. You can see their excrement, which are dark green in color, and up to an inch long.

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The parasitic wasp is a natural eradicator of the Tomato Hornworm. If you notice small white sacks on the Tomato Hornworm, this is the parasitic wasp mentioned in our previous blog. He will soon feed off the Tomato Hornworm, and rid your garden of this hungry pest. If you do not see any parasitic wasps ready to snack on your Tomato Hornworm, there are other measures that you can take.

Although there are no known preventative measures that can be taken to ward off the Tomato Hornworm, there are some green methods of

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to eradicate the Tomato Hornworm without harming your beneficial insects. If you see the Tomato Hornworm on your plant, remove him or cut the stem directly below the Hornworm and place him in a bowl of soapy water, if you can t bear to smash him. There is a Bacillus Thuringiensis variety, called Kurstaki, that you can use to kill the Tomato Hornworm. It is also effective against cabbage worms, cut worms and corn ear worms. Basically, big fat vegetable plant eating moth larvae don t like it. You may also use a spinosad based product, which is a low toxicity biological insecticide. Spinosad is a new class of naturally produced metabolites from living organisms that provide excellent control of target pests, environmental compatibility, and low human risk. Both of these options should not damage your be

neficial pest populations while still managing to achieve

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. The products should be ingested by the targeted bad pests and cause them to die within a day or two. They are safe and effective, so you can administer the products yourself to rid your garden of unwanted eaters.

Online sites like ePestSolutions offer a wide range of

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to control every type of pest and insect, from

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, bed bugs and cockroaches to moles, pigeons and scorpions. All insecticides and pest control products are for do it yourself pest control.

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Penske Auto selected to buy General Motors’ Saturn unit

Friday, June 5, 2009

General Motors Corporation (GM), an American automaker which has filed for bankruptcy protection, announced on Friday that the Penske Automotive Group (PAG) was selected to purchase Saturn Corporation. The transaction should be completed in October.

The purchase includes rights to the Saturn brand, its five current models and its dealership network. Two models would be discontinued, the Sky and Astra. GM would continue building the Aura sedan, the SUV’s, Vue and Outlook for at least two more years.

Saturn has 350 dealers across the United States. The dealers employ more than 13,000 jobs and sell only the Saturn autos. Canadian Saturn dealers are not included in the deal.

According to Penske future Saturn vehicles will be fuel economy focused. An expert indicated that this would move Saturn back to its roots of a entry level car company. PAG is in talks with several international automakers to replace GM after 2011. Automotive News reports that Renault Samsung Motors of Korea is the most likely candidate.

Penske wants Jill Lajdziak, Saturn’s general manager, and Tom LaSorda, former Chrysler President to head up the company when it is independent of GM.

Serra Automotive in Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, Michigan, is in talks to take a partial ownership in a new Saturn lead by Penske.

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Politically concerned movie Zootopia wins Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

On Sunday, Disney’s Zootopia won the Oscars award for the Best Animated Feature Film at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony held at Los Angeles. Pixar’s animated short Piper won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film and Disney’s The Jungle Book won for Visual Effects.

Others competing with Zootopia in the category were Kubo and the Two Strings, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, and Disney’s Moana. This was the first Oscar for directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore who were previously nominated for, respectively, Bolt and Wreck-It Ralph.

In the acceptance speech, director Byron Howard said, “About five years ago, almost six now, […] we got this crazy idea of talking about humanity with talking animals in the hopes that, when the film came out, it would make the world just a slightly better place.” The Disney movie addresses several social problems such as racism, sexism, prejudice, stereotyping, and fear. The New York Times said the parental guidance (PG) rated movie was “Funny, smart, thought-provoking — and musical, too.”

Before announcing the award, Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal said, “As a Mexican, as a Latin-American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.” The movie was released in March, during the 2016 US presidential race.

In an interview with Variety, the directors of Zootopia said movies about bias and discrimination haven’t been Disney’s main focus, but during its production, “Things were not great in the world. […] It was more like we had our finger on something important right now and we really need to do our best to portray this as honestly as we can. Then with the election and the campaign, the real move towards governing by fear […] I don’t think we could have predicted it any closer with this film.”

With this win, the Walt Disney Company has won nine out of ten Best Animated Feature Film Oscars in the last decade, with Pixar Animation Studio winning six out of them. Zootopia also won Best Animated Film at the Annie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.

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Yeast Infection Home Remedy Education

Yeast Infection Home Remedy Education



Education is the first and most important thing in curing this painful, annoying and relatively dangerous chronic problem. By learning about how to cope with candida infection and help your body mend itself from the inside out you will eliminate the pain, annoyance, humiliation and frustration associated with this problem.

The most frequent names of this condition are Yeast Infection, Candida, Candidiasis, Monilia or Thrush. Three out of four women will develop it at some point in their life and is in fact a very common problem. The most common treatment for thrush infection is with surface creams and medications whereas few are aware of its potentially risky side effects.

Yeast Infection is first and foremost an problem internally. Like most chronic conditions, there is not one cause for this fungal problem and so yeast infection won’t be permanently eliminated using medications or creams. You have to eliminate the root factors that trigger the formation of the candida infection in the first place.

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The problem is the vast majority of yeast infection sufferers choose to rid their condition by going to the doctor, pharmacist or applying an over the counter treatment. They willingly choose NOT to take responsibility for their candida condition and for the health and welfare of their own bodies.

If you are suffering from a yeast infection condition then I know you have experienced the confusion from conflicting advice. Truthful information about vaginal yeast infection or any other type of candida is harder to come by than ever before. Almost everyone has been misled at one time or another. You can throw away thousands of dollars on treatments that don’t work and anti-yeast infection products that won’t do anything.

There are in fact, alternative, inexpensive, safe, natural and holistic health practices that will permanently rid the symptoms of this condition and treat the root internal cause regardless of the type, place, or level of severity.

If you are seeking an all natural yeast infection home remedy, then this is an offer that you shouldn’t pass up.

Knowledge is key. Grasp it. Share it and apply it and you could be candida infection free.

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Bus crash kills six, injures Iraqi minister in Jordan

Saturday, July 31, 2010

On Thursday evening, a bus crash in Jordan killed two British women and four Iraqis and injured 28 people, including the Iraqi minister of science and technology Raed Fahmy.

Officials say the bus was returning from the Dead Sea to the Jordanian capital of Amman, when it overturned on a steep turn near the Dead Sea. The two women killed were employees of the United Nations Development Program.

Police say four Iraqis, including Fahmy, remain hospitalized. Fahmy, who is said to have broken his shoulder, is being treated at the King Hussein Medical Center in Amman.

The British Embassy in Amman refused to give any more details about the crash or its victims.

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13 Reasons Why You Should Install Led Street Lights

Street lights are a sine qua non (an essential condition; a thing that is absolutely necessary) for every city. Obvious of the name, street lights are the lights used in the streets, roads, flyovers, and more pathways. These lights primarily enhance vision in the darkness, for navigation and lumination.

As our dear planet rotates on its axis, we experience different shades of sunlight and moonlight. Likewise, the brightness in our surroundings moves with the movement of the sun. In order to keep it balanced, there is a dire need for an artificial lighting system.

Street lights are the lighting mechanism for the roads of the city, the outer paths of your house, and dim corners, substituting for the sun in its missing hours. For street lighting, one must consider LED street lights. These lights have innumerable advantages, with minimal drawbacks.

What Are The Advantages Of LED Street Lights?

Street lighting is not to be chosen with chance, there are many factors to be considered before using lights for the streets. There are many reasons behind the rise of LED street lights for the same. The major ones are given below:

1. Directional Lighting

LED street lights follow the principles of directional lighting – lighting the crucial areas. These lights are effective because of their focused beam on the pathways, unlike other lights that waste energy by lighting unnecessary elements. LED street lights are powerful enough to brighten the streets with a single beam, added at a regular interval.

2. No toxic Contents

LED street lights manufacturers pay due attention to the contents of the LED bulbs used in these street lights. The bulbs are devoid of toxic elements, such as mercury, argon, neurotoxin, etc. The quantity of all the chemicals used in the lights is duly monitored for health & safety reasons. These lights do not emit harmful UV radiation. Given that street lights are exposed to a lot of people daily, it is necessary to opt for healthy and sustainable options, without risking the health of anyone.

3. Amplified Brightness

Street lights need to be bright – their prime purpose is to lighten the surrounding areas for navigation and visibility. LED street lights provide ample brightness with their high lumen chip, functioning at 30,000 to 50,000 Lumens. These lights significantly enhance visibility at night, promoting more clarity for all. Also, well-lit areas observe fewer accidents and crime and increase the functional value of the area.

4. Longer Life

With the advancement of technology, the lifespan of LED lights is upgraded. These lights last six times longer than their counterparts. This longer life ensures reduced carbon emissions, thus making LED lights an environmentally conscious choice. It also benefits in reduced replacements and lowers costs. This drastically helps in managing the budget.

5. Enriched Color Index

LED street lights have a high CRI – Color Rendering Index. A higher CRI means that the colors of the lights equivocally match the natural colors. Street lights replace sunlight during the evening and night hours and with high CRI (more than 60), these lights match the luminesce of natural lighting.

6. Eco-Friendly Disposal

Over a span of time, every light has to be disposed of. Regular light bulbs are tough to dispose of because of their negative effect on the environment, especially the land and the area around them. LED lights are relatively easier to dispose of as they do not contain toxins. These lights do not contaminate the environment or the waste disposal land-fill. Thus, there is no generation of toxic waste.

7. Increased Safety

With focused lighting and bright light, the street lights help in maintaining luminosity in dark and dimly lit areas. Street lights work hand-in-hand with safety. Safety is important for residential and commercial communities to healthily flourish. People in such areas are able to move more freely and interact openly.

8. Better Return On Investment

LED street lights are cost-effective and require less energy as compared to other lighting alternatives. Due to LED’s wide angles of lighting, fewer street lights are needed to light a given area. This aids in increasing the return-on-investment of street lighting, making it an overall smart choice for lighting.

9. Effective Heat Dispersion

Given that street lights stay on for the entire night, these lights need to have a systematic heat dispersion mechanism. Otherwise, there would be a lot of heating issues, lighting issues, and even problems with damaged lights. LED street lights manufacturers are aware of this prevalent issue, and accordingly, use the latest and most advanced heat dispersion systems for LED street lights. Thus, these lights can be used on pavements, fields, roadside, flyovers, and more.

10. Safety For All

Regular lights lead to burns on fingers, arms, and even mild injuries, often happening during repair and replacement. There is no such issue in the case of LED street lights. These lights are easy and safe to use. Even a layman can replace a damaged LED light bulb from the street lights (Please note: it is advised to allow an electrician or a repairman to conduct such activities).

11. Sturdy Material

LED street lights are built with premium quality raw material, ensuring core strength and no cheap alternatives. The lights have a sturdy built, thus holding the capacity to withstand strong winds while staying put. They do not break easily and last for a longer duration of time. The exteriors are robust and durable.

12. Passed Weather Test

LED lights are outdoor lights, meaning they have to face the ever-changing weather conditions, from thunderstorms to intense sunlight, to turbo winds. LED street lights are durable, and can withstand such dynamic conditions. It is necessary for street lights to be unified with the weather offerings.

13. Better-Aesthetics

Street lights do not just add the essential functionality, they also enhance the aesthetics of the area. With vibrant lighting and sleek designs, LED street lights become a part of the landscape of the city. The pedestrians, subconsciously, take note of every light passing their way, and aesthetically using street lights visually delights them all.


With so many reasons at hand, street lights become quite the preferred choice for lighting. There are so many LED lights manufacturers in India, such as Wipro, Fablite, Philips, HeiSolar, and many more that manufacture and supply street lights in PAN India. These brands are trusted by a lot of people for their lighting needs. All these companies provide prompt service, great customer support, and quality products.