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Harry Markopolos, genius-hero who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff years ago to no avail, is testifying in front of Congress right now. You can watch it below.He’s much more articulate than we expected, though he kind of has the exact same voice as Kenneth the Page. Everyone is basically in awe of him.



A fire is mostly under the control of the cathedral, near holy name North Side of Chicago. The church is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

Chicago firefighters fire started this morning. A Department spokesman said that was almost finished when the last “hot spots” in the church. The fire was in the attic of the cathedral. Dan Mayall is the pastor at Holy Names. He said that since last year to support the church.

Mayall: We have fully operational since late August, but the repairs have been this time, and was expected to discuss since, and which was scheduled for discussion until the August this year. Here is where we now sit. I do not know the cause of the fire, ie if there is something in relation to the repairs or not.

Mayall said he and fifteen other evacuees from the rectory and the convent of the church. He said that over 4,500 families in the holy name of each week.


Kwame Kilpatrick was early Tuesday morning, released from prison after 99 days of prayer and back on the streets of the city that once ruled as mayor.

The 38-year-old Kilpatrick, about 25 pounds lighter than when he is in prison at the end of October, left the city of Detroit facility has a dark suit shortly after 12:30 clock

On the sidewalk, Kilpatrick was a long time between the bright lights of television cameras, a crush of reporters waiting and swirling snowflakes, sometimes smiling at the people, the names of his name and shouted: “We love you, Kwame! Loves Detroit you, baby! ”

Flanked by a series of men, some dressed in long coats and Fedora, Kilpatrick then ran to a blue Chevrolet Suburban wait. Democrat waved from behind tinted windows as a whisker away as part of a caravan of several vehicles.

Kilpatrick no statements to the media during his release, under the new defender of the Willie E. Gary.

He is not bitter. He said that he learned a lot, “said Gary impromptu press conference at a sidewalk.” He said it was an experience that you will never forget, and think of him because he is a better person. ”

It has been over a year ago, a text-messaging sex scandal began the long process that ended in the arrest of Kilpatrick, plea, incarceration and release. Well, the man to quickly move from a state representative for the mayor of a city of 900,000 people who are simply looking for work.

Kilpatrick is expected to meet with officials of the state of freedom, before they become a job interview Wednesday with an unnamed company in an undisclosed location in Texas. His wife, Carlita, and three small children, after Michigan.

A judge ordered the return of the 9th February.

“The prospect of working is very, very, very positive,” he told reporters Gary. “We want to make sure that you can get, and the earth work. This is your first thing. He wants a job. That is what concerns him now. He wants to be with his family, where she and her children, so that they live their lives again. ”

The next five years, however, is on probation and pay the bulk of $ 1 million in restitution to the city. He also has his law license revoked.

Kilpatrick country where the work in Texas, you must first authorization to transfer from Michigan to his release that state.

Kilpatrick was in the middle of his second term as mayor, if sexually explicit text messages with his former Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, the Detroit Free Press.

Announcements from the city, the pager Beatty also contradicts the testimony that she was married and the mayor has a study in 2007 as the complainant is not a romantic relationship. The messages also indicated that they lied about their role in the dismissal of a police officer.

Cash-bound city now faces a deficit of the view that over 200 million U.S. dollars, and finally the action, three former officers $ 8.4 million.

Kilpatrick and Beatty were in March with perjury, misconduct and obstruction of justice.

Before his trial on the charges, which begins in September, Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, and no competition to push for allegedly attacking a detective who tries to serve a subpoena in the case of SMS messages.

He joined the mayor on 18 September. Beatty, who resigned in February, it was early last month to 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.


Comedian David Brenner Common a great mystery to Howard Stern this morning. For the first time David Brenner, which, as he IS really old. Skip if asked komik David Brenner, he 73 years old.

David Brenner has already been lying about his age for decades. He told Howard Stern that it was his agent shaving nine years from his time in the 60s, as do his stand-up at the colleges, universities, and a maturity of 33 years old, proposals were “too old”. So, David Brenner is really how old? He really IS 73rd But if you look at one of its identifying and including the official birth certificate, driver’s license, will say, 64 David Brenner own children do not even know his true age.

Comedian David Brenner is best known for regular Tonight Show for Johnny Carson Fill in the 80s. In fact, comic David Brenner was one of the top favorites to replace Johnny Carson. He had to get out of the race for the contract to the fight for custody of his children.

Burner is based on a nationwide comedy tour in May this year entitled “Leave ’em laughing.”

Peace & Love!

Google has announced the second annual reunion of the Doodle 4 Google competition. This year the competition is to create a Google Doodle symbolizes the theme “What I wish for the world.”

To cope with this competition, you must ensure that your school is using Google and your teacher can draw for you. Application deadline is the clock at 11:59:59 Pacific Time on 17 March 2009, Scribbles and all must be from 31 March 2009. Finalists can win prizes, as their design on the front page of Google for a day, a college scholarship and a technology grant for their school, as well as the 40 finalists will have their Doodle showed a Smithsonian museum. For all rules, see this page.

Last years competition was launched in February 2008 and the winners were May 22.


After the “flight” with ads for SXSW, there comes a moment of tranquility for the maintenance of respiration. Then a torrent! An attack! Increase! The force of life? Only a small thing that almost rhymes with kangaroo. We call Bonnaroo. It could be something else, but it would be a mistake because that is what it means. This year, between June 11-14, Manchester, Tennessee festival will showcase more than 120 groups and 20 actors in its 13 stages. A new payment plan with the fans pay for tickets in five installments of $ 50.00 May be a bit like a used car sales pitch, but it can also be financially sound. Moreover, what exists now as greenback Bonnaroo, “Promoting the development and implementation of sustainable improvements in Manchester.” Unspecifically, of course, but we are in love with the whole world. Then, you know, the line-up that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (with or without Max Weinberg and rust the gallery, can not be sure) and Phish, the meeting of two shows in four days – to Spanish head out of the holes are the Beastie Boys, Al Green, Merle Haggard and Booker T (with DBTs). And paste the readers can make the position ol “by way of Tennessee, David Byrne, the low anthem, Band of Horses, Ted Leo, Wilco, TV on the radio, Elvis Costello, MGMT, Bon Iver, Andrew Bird , Neko Case, Lucinda Williams and …. oh, and look at the full list: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Phish (2 shows) Beastie Boys Nine Inch Nails David Byrne Wilco Al Green Snoop Dogg Elvis Costello (solo) Erykah Badu Paul Oakenfold Ben Harper and Relentless7 The Mars Volta TV and radio Yeah Yeah Yeahs Gov’t Mule Andrew Bird Merle Haggard MGMT Moe. The Decemberists Girl Talk Bon Iver Béla Fleck and Toumani Diabate Rodrigo y Gabriela Galactic The Del McCoury Band Hotel Allen Toussaint Coheed and Cambria Booker T and DBTs David Grisman Quintet Lucinda Williams Animal Collective Gomez Neko Case Down Jenny Lewis Santo Gold Robert Earl Keen Citizen Cope Femi Kuti and Positive Force Ting Tings Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 Grace Potter and the Night Kaki King Grizzly Bear King Sunny Ade Okkervil River San Vicente Zac Brown Band Raphael Saadiq Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Crystal Castles Tift Merritt Brett Dennen Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue Toubab Krewe People under the stairs Alejandro Escovedo Vieux Farka Touré Elvis Perkins In Dearland Cherry Holmes Yeasayer Todd Snider Chairlift Portugal. Man Steel Drivers Midnite The Knux The Low Anthem Delta Spirit A. Bondy The Lovell Sisters Alberta Cross Tickets on sale at this Saturday, February 7 at noon EST. English


A small earthquake hit northern New Jersey, on Monday night, but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.

The magnitude-3 Quake Beaten at 10:34 pm (0334 GMT), two miles southeast of Victoria Gardens, according to the U. S. Geological Survey.

There were no reports of injuries or damage to the Morris County town 35 miles from New York, Dover, New Jersey, police officer Walter Michalski.

However, authorities and news outlets numerous calls from people who felt tremors and thought it was a blast.

Bruce Presgrave, a geophysicist from the USGS National Earthquake Center in Colorado, like a small earthquake was not unusual and usually causes no damage or injuries.

“This earthquake is the size, in some cases not even all feel, but this time of night … it’s much more likely that people feel,” he said in a telephone interview.

We believe it is an explanation for the many innocent tax … how can you easily dies … Irregularities, which apparently dates to the various plague Obama was throwing Committee for confirmation. Any declaration. Unfortunately, we are afraid that the Declaration really is that easy is full of Washington thieving tax cheats in such numbers that you are not in a drill without a dart in the temple.

And if we look at the prospect of this deal so that (unintentional) scofflaws day, it could not be more entertaining with explanation? The accidental is always something familiar, and less credible is if your “accidental” ends as an error in the amount of $ 147000th $ 250 is the “unintentional. $ 147,000 soit intentional, or a reference to the fact that you should not, where in the vicinity of the national purse strings.

There can not be the people’s representatives note to find out the swampy soit tax filings (cynical exploitation or have the benefit of the self-complexity), it is not time to move to a flat tax? Shifting all of these funds currently in preparation tax might not be a bad thing. Comptables complain, but in the current populist outcry class warfare (Enron with people and in the memory-) listen mourir? Plus, has the advantage of additional legislation on the prevention of fiscal policy. Oh, and we will not be heard, and how Tim and Tom Excuse the blame Turbo Tax. Advantage that only our vote seal.


Kent Whitaker is one of the guests of the Oprah Winfrey Show today, Monday 10 October. Kent Whitaker talks about his new book about his son, Bart Whitaker. Kent Whitaker wrote his book about his son, Bart Whitaker, who hired a killer to kill his wife and son. Kent Whitaker survived the shooting in Sugar Land, Texas, in December 2003. Kent Whitaker says: “The murder of the family” to its tragedies. Kent Whitaker wrote about his son and to forgive the man hired gun.

Bart asked his roommate Whitaker, Chris Brashear, to kill his mother, father and brother, to collect money from insurance.

Kent Whitaker lost his entire family, but God prayed that beard alternative Woud death. His son, Bart Whitaker, was sentenced to death in 2007.