President Obama got generally high marks for his speech at Nelson Mandela's memorial service Tuesday (December 10th), but he's been getting almost as much or even more attention for two unrelated moments that took place at the event. One is political, with some criticizing him for shaking hands with the leader of communist Cuba, Raul Castro, but the other is about etiquette and decorum, and whether it was appropriate for Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to be broadly smiling together in a selfie that Thorning-Schmidt was taking. First Lady Michelle Obama, who appeared in the photo showing the selfie trio, was off to the side and looking straight ahead, appearing more appropriately somber -- or perhaps just unhappy with her husband. In fact, the Internet was buzzing with gossip after another photo showed Mrs. Obama looking less than thrilled with the president's conversation with Thorning-Schmidt, and an image that was believed to have been taken later showed that she'd switched seats with her husband so she was now sitting next to the attractive Danish PM.
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FORMER SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA HAS DIED AT AGE 95.
Family have been gathering in Johannesburg for the past few hours where he was said to be on his deathbed.
He had been in poor health for the past few years.
An ad designed for the Super Bowl by high-end gunmaker Daniel Defense won't be running during football's championship game in February, after being rejected by the NFL for violating its advertising guidelines, according to Yahoo! Sports' Shutdown Corner. In the ad, a former soldier checks around his home and looks in on his wife and baby, while a voiceover says, "No one has the right to tell me how to defend them." Under the NFL's ad rules, spots can't run for weapons or ammunition, but stores that sell firearms, such as outdoor stores, can run ads, as long as they sell other products and the ads don't mention weapons. Daniel Defense is trying to get an exemption, because no guns are visible in the ad, and because the company's stores do sell other products, but the NFL isn't budging. The ad also obviously has some political advocacy going on as well, and the NFL has traditionally rejected issue-oriented national ads during the Super Bowl.
Watch it and tell me what you think about this situation and commercial?
Josh Romney, former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's 38-year-old, real estate developer son, is taking some flak for what's being described as his "humblebrag" about rescuing four people from a car crash on Thanksgiving Day. After the
That drew the accusation of humblebragging, which is basically bragging about what you've done under cover of phony modesty. And as
I'm going Over The Edge for the Boy Scouts of America Coastal Empire Council! That means repelling down the Manger Building in downtown Savannah on Friday the 13th! Click HERE to show your support for my bravery (ah, who are we kidding?...uh, the Boy Scouts!) with a donation. Thank you!
Hope you can come out and watch me jump on Friday, December 13th!
Could you imagine ordering something from Amazon.con and having it show up at your door just 30 minutes later? It's something that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has envisioned, and that he revealed in an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes last night (December 1st) the company is developing, creating drones to make the deliveries. The program, called Amazon Prime Air, would have drones delivering packages of up to five pounds -- which Bezos says makes up 86 percent of their orders -- within a half-hour up to 10 miles from the fulfillment center. Bezos said they're still four or five years away from Amazon Prime Air going operational, mostly because of working out issues with the Federal Aviation Administration to make sure it's legally allowed.
CHECK IT OUT: Demonstration of how Amazon Prime Air would work: