Clashes Roil Istanbul as World Marks May Day

May 2nd, 2013

LONDON — Police in Istanbul have clashed with May Day demonstrators. The protestors were trying to reach the main square, where a planned demonstration had been banned. Elsewhere in Europe, May Day rallies were peaceful.

In Istanbul, police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators.

The government had banned a rally in Taksim Square, which is undergoing renovation. They said the ban was for security reasons, and clashes began after hundreds of people tried to bypass barricades around the square.

Ercan Karakas, a member of main opposition Republican People’s Party, was there. He said May Day has been celebrated peacefully before by thousands of people and no one suffered, because May Day celebrations were not prohibited by the government. Prohibition, he said, always leads to clashes.

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What’s next for this year’s Oscar winners?

February 26th, 2013

You’ve reached the pinnacle of your profession and have been given the ultimate accolade from your peers. Now what?

Some Oscar winners go on to long and busy careers, while other fade into obscurity (Beatrice Straight’s win for “Network” and F. Murray Abraham’s prize for “Amadeus” unfortunately didn’t bring them many grade-A roles). So what’s in store for last night’s victors?

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Deep Inside a Study of 10000 Porn Stars

February 24th, 2013

Deep Inside - A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars

For the first time, a massive data set of 10,000 porn stars has been extracted from the world’s largest database of adult films and performers. I’ve spent the last six months analyzing it to discover the truth about what the average performer looks like, what they do on film, and how their role has evolved over the last forty years.

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‘Without any mental deliberation, picture the average female porn star. Just let her spring into your mind’s eye looking however she looks. Can you see her?’

I had bumped into a friend who I’d not seen in a while and this was the first question I asked him. He didn’t realise at the time that I’d been in self-imposed smutty exile for an untold number of weeks, working on the largest study of porn stars ever undertaken, and now I was out and eager to spread the news.

‘Erm, yeah, I suppose,’ he said.

‘What does she look like?’ I asked, struggling to hide my smile.

When he replied by saying ‘a blonde with big boobs’, I must admit I relished the opportunity to lean in, let the grin spread across my tired face, and say ‘That’s what everyone says. And in fact, it’s wrong’.

‘Oh,’ he said, after I explained how I knew what the average porn star actually looks like, as well as what her name probably is, how many films she’s most likely done and the probability of her having a tattoo or body piercing.

‘So you’ve spent all this time watching hundreds of porn movies?’

‘No,’ I said. ‘I’ve spent all this time analysing the demographic profiles and filmographies of ten thousand adult performers. There is a difference.’

‘I see’, he then said. ‘And how, dare I ask, does one go about doing that?’

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The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

February 5th, 2013

Canada’s housing market didn’t suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had.

The Unique Advantages Of VA Mortgages

February 5th, 2013

Find out how being a veteran can save you money on your mortgage.

Leveraged ETFs: The Chain Saw in a Tree?

February 4th, 2013

Downsides of using borrowed money outweigh upside for most investors.

Bernanke sees tighter policies as economy heals

February 3rd, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday that while the U.S. central bank’s vast support for the economy will likely be needed for a while, the Fed will have to remove those measures as the economy heals to ward off inflation.

General wants 40,000 more U.S. troops for Afghan

February 3rd, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan has recommended an increase of 40,000 troops as the minimum necessary to prevail, two sources familiar with his recommendations said on Thursday.

Jobless claims hit 9-month low, retail sales rise

February 2nd, 2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of U.S. workers filing new jobless claims hit a 9-month low last week, and retailers posted their first monthly sales gain in over a year, easing fears recovery from recession would be unsustainable.

Indian embassy blast kills 17 in Afghan capital

February 2nd, 2013

KABUL (Reuters) – A large bomb exploded outside the Indian embassy in central Kabul on Thursday, killing 17 people and wounding 76, in the latest of a series of attacks by militants on diplomatic and government buildings in the Afghan capital.

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