Posts Tagged ‘CNN’

As of today, a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning goes into affect.

The tax was implemented to reduce the risk or melanoma, which tanning beds increases by 75 percent for those below the age of 35 year old.

Increase in price will also be used to pay for health care reform by bringing in $2.7 billion over the next 10 years.

According to CBS.com, the tax will raise a price per visit by $1.70.

 In a preview of the second season of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” Snooki was shown saying: “I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning. He did that because of us. McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning. Because he’s pale and he’d probably want to be tan.”

On Twitter, Sen. John McCain replied “@Snooki u r right, I would never tax your tanning bed! Pres Obama’s tax/spend policy is quite The Situation. but I do rec wearing sunscreen!”

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This morning CNN reported that they raised over $1.81 million during

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their telethon last night. The proceeds will be distributed to United Way, National Wildlife Federation or The Nature Conservancy.

During the telethon viewers called in to donate money, sent contributions by text messgae or corresponded with celebs in the Tweet Suite through Twitter.

The program also featured CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Anderson Cooper interviewing affected individuals at their hometowns.  

“The toughest thing I see is losing a way of life that we’ve had down here for generations and generations,” said shrimper Archie Dantin in Pointe a la Hache, La. during the telethon.

To me, the saddest part was hearing about the Vietnamese fisherman who, because of language barriers, did not understand paperwork and why they could not fish

*Target, Inc donated $50,000

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Tonight on CNN, Larry King will “Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help,” to benefit victims of the Gulf Coast oil spill. The two-hour telethon, airing at 8 p.m. ET, will feature appearances from celebs such as Sting, Justin Bieber and Cameron Diaz. According to CNN, guest will show their support on set with King or by satellite. The famous names will also participate by taking viewer’s calls at the telephone banks.

“American Idol’s” Ryan Seacrest will host an online edition of the telethon called “Social Suite.” It can be viewed as social sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

 Proceeds from the event will benefit United Way, the Nature Conservancy and other designated charities.

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According to CNN’s Jack Cafferty, financier  and billionaire investor George Soros said that the  current financial crisis we are going through now, is worse than that of the  Great Depression.

He used the collapse of  Lehman Brothers as his support. He is reported as sayingas a turning point. Said Soros, “The economy went into freefall and is still falling and we don’t know where the bottom will be until we get there and there’s no sign that we are anywhere near a bottom.”

Well, though I do agree that the our economy is currently at a terrible low……I strongly disagree with Soros. Our economy is no where near as bad as the financial situation that plagued the U.S. years ago.

Shamne on Soros.



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