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Britney Spears: Comeback Kid

March 7, 2009

When her Circus tour pulls into the St. Pete Times Forum Sunday, it’ll be a splashy tent revival with magic and acrobats

"The Circus Starring Britney Spears" Tour Opens In New Orleans

“The Circus Starring Britney Spears” Tour Opens In New Orleans (Jeremy Cowart, Getty Images for Jive Records / March 6, 2009)

She’s been bubble-gum cute, a Lolita vixen, a mom, a mess. And now, Britney Spears is back again, as the Comeback Kid. When the pop star’s Circus tour pulls into the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Sunday, it’ll be a splashy tent revival with magic and acrobats. At times, the singer will be perched atop a giant umbrella, suspended from the ceiling and sawed in half as part of a magician’s routine.

Like a good magic trick, her comeback defies expectations, too. Circus yielded the pulsating hit “Womanizer,” that put Spears, 27, at the top of the pop singles chart for the first time since “Baby, One More Time” in 1998. The song’s one-week ascension from No. 96 to No. 1 set a Billboard record, recently broken by Kelly Clarkson.

And although she’s in the midst of a breach-of-contract lawsuit involving a former manager, the singer’s outrageous, occasionally panty-less tabloid exploits are in the past tense — for now, at least. In a music industry that is struggling, her tour is one of the bright spots.

“If you are deemed a must-see attraction, people are still ponying the money up,” says Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in-chief of Pollstar magazine. “A good example is the Britney Spears tour. It went on sale in the middle of the meltdown, and business has been very good.”

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Related:
Britney Spears: Mighty Aphrodite, Troublesome, Tawdry, Erotic New Show!

Actress/singer Britney Spears appears on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "Circus" and celebrate her 27th birthday at Lincoln Center in New York City on December 2, 2008.    (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
Actress/singer Britney Spears appears on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to promote her new album “Circus” and celebrate her 27th birthday at Lincoln Center in New York City on December 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Craigslist Sued For Selling Sex

March 6, 2009

“Craigslist is the single largest source of prostitution in the nation.”  That according to an Illinois sheriff who filed a lawsuit against Craigslist on Thursday. 

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart sued the owners of the classified ad site in US District Court for facilitating prostitution by failing to block blatant offers to trade sex for money.

“Missing children, runaways, abused women and women trafficked in from foreign countries are routinely forced to have sex with strangers because they’re being pimped on Craigslist.”

–AFP

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090305/t
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From CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME
/03/05/craigs.list.prostitution/index.html

In an e-mailed statement, craigslist told CNN it had not seen Dart’s complaint but that “craigslist is an extremely unwise choice for those intent on committing crimes, since criminals inevitably leave an electronic trail to themselves that law enforcement officers will follow.”

“On a daily basis, we are being of direct assistance to police departments and federal authorities nationwide,” spokeswoman Susan McTavish said.

A man walks past the office of online site Craigslist in San ... 
A man walks past the office of online site Craigslist in San Francisco, California, in 2006. An Illinois sheriff filed a lawsuit against Craigslist.com on Thursday calling the popular website the largest source of prostitution in the United States.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Justin Sullivan)

Britney Spears: Mighty Aphrodite, Troublesome, Tawdry, Erotic New Show!

March 6, 2009

“Britney Spears, the mighty Aphrodite with the troublesome tawdry streak, nonetheless renewed her claim as one of the world’s most adept manipulators of the public interest. Powering through a 90-minute show that integrated her impetuous teen hits with the more perverse material from the albums she released after a very public breakdown that made her a constant in the tabloids, the Louisiana native flashed her famous good ol’ girl smile at the fans, mostly female, who still find her a worthy patron saint of the erotic arts.”

–L.A. Times

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Video:
http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sho
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Stimulus Funds Sexual Disease Prevention? Weren’t We Creating Jobs?

January 28, 2009

Democrats may have eliminated provisions on birth control and sod for the National Mall in the “job stimulus” — but buried on page 147 of the bill is stimulation for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

From The Drudge Report

The House Democrats’ bill includes $335 million for sexually transmitted disease education and prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

In the past, the CDC has used STD education funding for programs that many Members of Congress find objectionable and arguably unrelated to a mission of economic stimulus [such as funding events called ‘Booty Call’ and ‘Great Sex’ put on by an organization that received $698,000 in government funds.]

“Whether this funding has merit is not the question; the point is it has no business in an economic plan supposedly focused on job creation,” says a stimulated Hill source.

Drudge:
http://www.drudgereport.com/


All rolled up.  President Obama and the Democrats will probably get their economic stimulus package; but anything done this quickly and with so little debate in Congress is often filled with “pork,” waste and other bad deals.  Like fast sex, this legislation might feel good in the short term but….

USA ‘Family Planning’ and ‘Choice,’ Japan Encourages More Children, China: Forced Abortions

January 26, 2009

In the U.S. we accept and even encourage abortions; but when it seems to tricky to say so we call abortion “choice or “family planning.”  Nancy Pelosi even says ‘family palling” money will be in the economic stimulus bill.

China has a “One Child” rule per family.  If you don’t get an abortion after the first one, forced abortions can be available.

In Japan, some companies are encouraging couples to have more sex and more children.

So we different cultures deal with sex and life and death….

Related:

Japan Wants More Children:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiap
cf/01/26/canon.babies/index.html

Birth Control is Part of Economic ‘Stimulus,’ Where Is My Viagra?

Oprah, Britney, China, ‘If U Seek Amy’ and What Next Rod Blagojevich?

January 26, 2009

China says there is porn everywhere and has shut down over 1,000 web sites to show who’s boss.  Britney Spears supporters say her new album “Circus” is all about fun but critics say she is spelling a nasty word for intercourse in the song about Amy.

And Rod Blagojevich is saying his impeachment is not aboout selling the Senate seat once held by Barack Obama and he is pleading his case on TV and everywhere else….

Blago says he thought about naming Oprah to the Senate….

Here’s what we think: China cares nothing for public morality but it does want to totally control all media so that pro-democracy messages and movements are difficult.

Britney is just trying to make money.

Oprah would be a horrible senator as she doesn’t do her homework.  But then, that is where a lot of people go when they don’t do their homework.

And screw Blago….

Related:
Internet: Do You Really Believe China Cares About Porn, Public Morality?

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From New York Daily News

Britney Spears is back, annoying parent groups with a new song they say is a crude lyrical trick that doesn’t belong on the airwaves.

The song’s title, “If U Seek Amy,” is sung in such a way as to sound like a crass entreaty instead of advice for finding a girl, according to the Parents Television Council.

“There is no misinterpreting the lyrics to this song, and it’s certainly not about a girl named Amy,” council President Tim Winter said of the third single from Spears’ new album, “Circus.”

Officials from Spears’ label, Jive, could not be reached for comment.

From:
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/01/21/
2009-01-21_britney_spears_comes_under_fire_fo
r_cras.html

Actress/singer Britney Spears appears on ABC's "Good Morning America" to promote her new album "Circus" and celebrate her 27th birthday at Lincoln Center in New York City on December 2, 2008.    (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
Actress/singer Britney Spears appears on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to promote her new album “Circus” and celebrate her 27th birthday at Lincoln Center in New York City on December 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

China says Internet crackdown to be “long-lasting”

January 23, 2009

If you thought even for a second that China might relax Internet restrictions and move closer to free media and free press, forget about it!

During the same week that China censored President Barack Obama’s inaugural speech, the government said its Internet crackdown would be a long one….

China has closed down 1,250 Web sites in its latest crackdown for what it calls ” online pornography”….

 

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China sought Friday to portray its Internet crackdown as a campaign to protect youth from filth and nothing to do with stifling political dissent, with an official promising long-lasting action against “vulgarity.”

China has already detained 41 people as part of the crackdown, but the government’s move was in reality no different from laws in the United States and Europe which also aim to keep children from harmful sites, said Liu Zhengrong, deputy director of the State Council Information Office’s Internet Bureau.

“The purpose of this campaign is very clear,” he told a small group of invited reporters. “It’s aimed at creating a healthy Internet environment for all young people and making the Internet in China safer and more reliable.”

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Above: China closely monitors the habits of its 300 million Internet users.  Over 40 people have been detained for disseminating porn on the Internet, and over 3 million “items of online information” have been deleted.

The Internet crackdown has been described by analysts as another step in the Communist Party‘s battle to stifle dissent in a year of sensitive anniversaries, including the 20th anniversary of the crackdown on the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests.

“The Internet remains where the battle for information lies and the fact that the government is devoting so much effort at reining it in, in itself indicates how much of a threat they perceive it to be,” said Nicholas Bequelin of Human Rights Watch.

China polices the Internet intensely, quickly removing any content deemed subversive or overly critical of the Party.

The government has closed over 1,200 websites, including a popular blog site, but with an estimated 3,000 new sites appearing daily, the battle to maintain control of the online world is never-ending.

VULGAR WEBSITES

We fully realize that the crackdown on vulgar websites will be long-lasting, complicated and difficult,” said Liu. “We will not abandon efforts to clean up the Internet environment under any circumstances.”

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China reeled last year with postings and photos of young Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi cavorting on a beach in the Caribbean with her fiancé.

One of the websites closed in the campaign, which began this month, was bullog.cn, a popular site for Chinese bloggers. Some of the bloggers it hosted had been signatories of Charter 08, a manifesto released in December that called for greater civil freedoms and elections in China.

But Li Jiaming, director of the China Internet Illegal Information Reporting Center, said the government did not have a political motive.

The crackdown had “achieved clear results,” with more than 3.3 million pornographic or vulgar items already identified and deleted, Liu said.

Internet pornography and vulgar content seriously threaten the mental and physical health of youth and threaten to damage the healthy development of the Internet in China,” Liu said, adding that more than 35 percent of web surfers in China were under 19.

“I can tell you very candidly, our work does not have anything to do with political content. People are extremely supportive of this campaign.”

China had looked at similar Internet laws in other countries, including in the United States and Britain, and found common ground, he added.

“We discovered a common goal of all these governments is to ensure that Internet users feel safe when they go online.”

(Additional reporting by Lucy Hornby; Editing by Nick Macfie and David Fox)

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Tiananmen Square in 1989.

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 China Extends War on Free Speech Hidden by Fight Against Porn into Cell Phones
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Chinese censor parts of Obama speech dealing with dissent, communism
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 China has close to 300 million Internet users
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 Internet: Do You Really Believe China Cares About Porn, Public Morality?
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http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090123
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Mexico: Too Dangerous for U.S. Marines

January 22, 2009

For tens of thousands of U.S. Marines in Southern California, new orders from the brass amount to: Baghdad si, Tijuana no.

Citing a wave of violence and murder in Mexico, the commanding officer of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Pendleton has made the popular military “R&R” destinations of Tijuana and nearby beaches effectively off-limits for his Marines.

By William Welch
USA Today

The order by Lt. Gen. Samuel Helland restricts travel into Mexico by the 44,000 members of the unit, many of whom have had multiple tours of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and other combat zones under their belts — or are there now.

The limits were first put in place for the Christmas holiday. Last week the commander extended the order indefinitely, said Mike Alvarez, civilian public information officer for the unit at Camp Pendleton.

“The situation in Mexico is now more dangerous than usual,” he said. “The intent is just to look out for the Marines’ safety and well-being.”

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/milita
ry/2009-01-21-camp_N.htm

President-elect Barack Obama meets with Mexico's President Felipe ... 
President-elect Barack Obama meets with Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, January 12, 2009.(Larry Downing/Reuters)

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Indiscriminate kidnappings. Nearly daily beheadings. Gangs that mock and kill government agents.

This isn’t Iraq or Pakistan. It’s Mexico, which the U.S. government and a growing number of experts say is becoming one of the world’s biggest security risks.

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Mexico: Obama Can’t Ignore Elephant on the Continent
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 Drugs, Crime Make Mexico “Under Sustained Assault”
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Mexico: “under sustained assault”; Could “collapse” — U.S. Military

What’s For Sale? Everything! What Is Virginity Going For?

January 22, 2009

Everything in America is for sale and if you don’t beieve it visit EBay.  But in this economy, even EBay is at a loss so more goodies are being offered for cash….

After reading a short news story about a woman auctioning her virginity, a news anchor in Washington DC said, “Sounds like a good person.”

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Is a woman’s virginity worth $3.8 million? That’s how much Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old from San Diego, California, said she has been offered through an auction she announced in September.

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/
01/22/virginity.value/index.html

Related:
 Woman Auctions Her Virginity: “Sounds Like A Nice Person”
The London Telegraph's Web site is reporting that Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old San Diego woman, said she got the idea for the auction after her sister was able to pay for her college educaion after prostituting herself for three weeks.

Natalie Dylan, a 22-year-old San Diego woman, said she got the idea for the auction after her sister was able to pay for her college education after prostituting herself for three weeks, according to the London Telegraph.

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China Extends War on Free Speech Hidden by Fight Against Porn into Cell Phones

January 21, 2009

China has extended a crackdown on electronic porn to the country’s mobile phones, after shutting down 1,250 websites because of their explicit content, the official Xinhua agency said Wednesday.

“We will incorporate ‘lewd’ messages spread via mobile phones into the crackdown,” the report quoted a joint notice from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture and five other government offices saying.

China promised last week that the campaign, which was launched in early January, will be no “flash in the pan.”

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Over 40 people have been detained for disseminating porn on the Internet, and over 3 million “items of online information” have been deleted, the report said.

Google, Baidu and other major websites have also been given a public dressing down for not being quick enough to wipe out targeted content, and outspoken blogging portals shut down for posting “politically harmful information.”

The Internet crackdown has been described by analysts as another step in the Communist Party‘s battle to stifle dissent in a year of sensitive anniversaries, including the 20th anniversary of the government’s bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.

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Tiananmen Square in 1989.

(Reporting by Emma Graham-Harrison; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani for Reuters)

Internet: Do You Really Believe China Cares About Porn, Public Morality?