Archive for October, 2013

Obama asked Clinton to stay on another year


Clinton and Obama

AFTER his triumphant re-election, Barack Obama asked Hillary Clinton to stay on as secretary of State for another year, but she said no, according to a forthcoming book.

In HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton, authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen write that Obama posed the question to Clinton during a flight in Asia on Nov. 19, 2012. Continue reading ‘Obama asked Clinton to stay on another year’


Man wins lottery jackpot for the SECOND time

AN American who won a multimillion-dollar jackpot playing the Florida Lotto has done it again.

The Florida Lottery says 67-year-old James Bozeman has claimed a $3 million jackpot from the drawing held on Aug. 31, 2013. Continue reading ‘Man wins lottery jackpot for the SECOND time’

Medicare pays $23 million for dead patients

Medicare paid $23 million for dead patients in 2011 and $29 million for drug benefits for illegal immigrants from 2009 to 2011, according to a new report.

Investigators from  the Health and Human Services inspector general said Medicare has safeguards to try to stop payments to dead patients, but it still ended up sending out the $23 million anyway. Continue reading ‘Medicare pays $23 million for dead patients’

Age for weed bongs still 18 in New York

NEW York’s City Council voted to raise the age for buying tobacco  from 18 to 21 — without bothering to restrict the sale of pipes and bongs that are used to smoke marijuana.

So while young adults won’t be able to legally purchase ciggies, they’ll still be able to blow their minds with weed. Continue reading ‘Age for weed bongs still 18 in New York’

Americans could be hit by wine shortage

Americans should sip their wine sparingly – because there could be a global shortage of the grape.

And it is feared wine prices could shoot through the roof because of a fall in production and growing thirst for wine among Americans, a report from Morgan Stanley reveals. Continue reading ‘Americans could be hit by wine shortage’

Vietnamese businessman buys the smallest town in America


Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen, left, and the former Buford owner Dom Sammons, right, unveil the ‘PhinDeli Town Buford’

Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen admired the tiny town of Buford, Wyoming, so much he shelled out a whopping $900,000 to buy it.

The coffee importer leapt into action when he found out the town – billed as the smallest in the US with just one resident – was being auctioned off . Continue reading ‘Vietnamese businessman buys the smallest town in America’

“Smoke Nazi” Bloomberg raises the smoking age to 21


NEW York’s controversial Mayor Mike Bloomberg has caused outrage yet again – by green lighting a move to increase the city’s smoking age to 21.

The Mayor, who was also responsible for introducing the hated ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants in New York, was unrepentant, claiming it was a vital measure. Continue reading ‘“Smoke Nazi” Bloomberg raises the smoking age to 21’

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