Israel has Promised an All-Out War against Hamas and vowed to continue its campaign until the Palestinian Group put an end to its rocket attacks on Israel.
Israel Bombs Hamas Gaza City in All Out War
Israeli F-16 Fighter Jets Pounded Gaza by Air as Tanks stood by to join the all-out war Israel vowed would wipe Hamas out by Air and Land.
The Offensive has already claimed 345 Human lives with the number of Casualties expected to increase. Israels goal is to topple Hamas.
Israeli Armed Forces deputy chief of staff Brigadier General Dan Harel said ” After this operation there will not be a single Hamas building left standing in Gaza and we plan to change the rules of the game. “
At the United Nations – UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he was ” deeply alarmed by the current escalation of violence in and around Gaza. This is Unacceptable – Both Israel and Hamas must halt their acts of violence and a ceasefire must be declared immediately. “
Israeli Tanks and armored personnel carriers as well as Infantry troops are along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip as F-16 Jets continue their aerial assault – bombardment.
This has been the Deadliest Fighting in the Region since 1967 , over 40 years ago.
Thierry Magon De La Villehuchet [ Dead at 65 ] – the well respected French investment hedge fund manager who Lost at least $1.4 Billion USD of his clients money and perhaps all of his own wealth in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi Scheme – appears to have committed Suicide in his Manhattan New York office of Access International Advisors.
De La Villehuchet was found seated at his desk where he apparently had bled to death after slashing his arm and wrists with a boxcutter. There was no suicide note and the door was locked. If not for his strong belief in Bernie Madoff , he’d Be Alive Today.
What if You Lost Everything and Had to Start over again. Famous names reported to have lost their investment with him include L’Oreal cosmetic empire heiress Lilliane Bettencourt. She was listed by Forbes as the world’s richest woman [if Royals were listed it would have been the Queen of England]
The Magon De La Villehuchet family built its fortune in shipping during the 17th century. The family was so Rich and Prominent that it loaned money to France’s King Louis XIV who ennobled them. Thierry Magon De La Villehuchet Dead at 65.
Bruce Jeffrey Pardo AKA “Killer Santa” was found Dead by Suicide [ one shot to the head ] at his brothers house in Sylmar.
Killer Santa Bruce Jeffrey Pardo Covina CA
Pardo was the man who dressed as Santa Claus – shot and killed nine people than burned the house down at his ex-wifes Family Christmas Eve Party in Covina California , 25 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Bruce Pardo committed suicide hours after the shooting rampage / raging house fire targeted at his former wife – Sylvia Ortega Pardo and her family at their Christmas Eve party. Their divorce was finalized in court on December 18th.
The nine bodies were so badly burned they had to be identified by dental records. The Fatalities included ex-wife Sylvia Ortega Pardo , her two parents – one sister – her two brothers and both sisters in law and one 9 year old nephew.
Make way for the New Black Friday – the day after Christmas. Retailers across the country are offering After Christmas – Year End Clearance Sales. Hoping to lure shoppers back into stores , many are opening again at 5 AM , just like the Black Friday day after Thanksgiving.
Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Happy Holidays All – Ho Ho Ho
Christmas pictures tree gift card
Interesting Facts: Christmas [Krismas] or Christmas Day is a Christian and World Holiday celebrated on December 25 AND January 7. It honors the Birth of Jesus of Nazareth and is the basis of the Anno Domini “AD ” system of Dating / Calendar. However , Jesus’ birth is thought to have occurred between 7 and 2 BC and not on Dec 25. That date could have been chosen for a Roman Holiday or the Winter Solstice.
Bing Crosby – White Christmas:
Modern customs of the holiday include Gift Giving , church celebrations and the display of Christmas Decorations – Trees lights mistletoe and more. Santa Claus [Father Christmas] derived from Saint Nicholas is a Mythical Figure often associated with bringing gifts at Christmas. Christmas has become a major event and revenue enhancer for many retailers.
Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra sing The Christmas Song
The word Christmas originated from “Christ’s Mass” while the Roman Letter “X” hasbeen used for hundreds of years to Abbreviate “Christ” thus how “XMAS” came about. The name Santa Claus supposedly is derived from the older Dutch “Sinte Klaas”
Bing Crosby Silent Night:
The popular image of Santa Claus was first drawn in 1863 but standardized by advertisers in the 1920’s. “Father Christmas” from the 15th century predates Santa , but was associated with Holiday Merry Making and Drunkenness.
Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Suite performed by the Berlin Philharmonic:
Laura Elena Zuniga Huizar, the 23 year old Mexican Beauty Queen
Laura Zuniga Miss Sinaloa 2008 Mexico Beauty Queen Hispanic America 2008
[Miss Sinaloa 2008] and international pageant winner [Queen of Hispanic America 2008] was detained by Zone 15 military and State Police at a military checkpoint in Zapopan Mexico just outside the world famous city of Guadalajara.
The Beauty Queen had been riding in one of two SUV trucks along with seven suspected gang members , one identified as Ángel García Urquiza – her boyfriend and also a Captain of the Juarez Cartel. His brother Ricardo García Urquiza – you may know by the alias ” El Doctor ”
Soldiers found weapons: AR-15 Assault Rifles .38 & 9mm Pistols , Loads of Ammunition , a dozen Cellphones and over $53,000 US Dollars cash money.
Laura Zuniga bikini photo
Below is a Video of Her in Happier Times with nine other contestants in the swimsuit competition in July 08 at Miss Sinaloa or Nuestra Belleza Sinaloa. What an Attractive Young Lady.
And another video of the slim beauty Srta Zuniga showing her Dressed in Yellow -Winning the Crown this year in Mazatlan – Sinaloa – Mexico. You can’t miss her in that yellow gown.
Mexico Beauty Queen Laura Zuniga
Miss Zuniga also was second runner-up in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico pageant in Monterrey – Nueva Leon – Mexico in September entitling her to represent Mexico in the 2009 Miss International contest held in Asia.
The winner from Jalisco is going to represent Mexico in the Miss Universe Pageant.
Speaking of Miss Universe , Lupita Jones – national director of Nuestra Belleza Mexico – stated that Nuestra Belleza knew nothing about “any illicit activity in which she [Zunita]could be involved” and would await the results of the police investigation before making any decision about stripping Zunita-Huizar of her crown. ” Since 1994 , Nuestra Belleza has been a serious , honest and transparent organization dedicated exclusively to preparing Mexican women to successfully represent our country in various contests and whose object is to show the beauty, value and intelligence of each one of them ” the Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones said.
Miss [Srta] Zunita when asked why she was in the truck , told police that she was planning on traveling to Bolivia and Colombia with the men to ” go shopping “. She claimed no knowledge of the guns or money nor her boyfriends association with the Juarez Cartel. It was feared she was being used as a decoy – For Security Reasons and the High Profile of the Case – I believe all the detainees will be transferred to Mexico City [Ciudad de Mexico]where SIEDO will handle the investigation: Subprocuraduría de Investigación Especializada en Delincuencia Organizada.
Laura Zuniga Detained in Guadalajara Guns n Money
Miss Sinaloa in Handcuffs
Let’s hope for the Best and for those of you interested in going down memory lane with Miss Sinaloa’s from 1994 to 2008 than this next video is for you. Near the end [4.51] is a revealing photo of Laura the current Miss Sinaloa and possible Miss Narcotrafico 2008.
Here are the Three Representatives of Mexico for Miss Universe – Miss World – Miss Intl
Nuestra Belleza Mexico traje de bano Swimsuit Competition from last year but Hot Hot Hot!
Laura Zuniga Bikini Evening Gown Model Photoshoot Nuestra Belleza Mexico Did I Mention HOT?
Did I Mention Hot?
Laura Zuniga Nude Pic Bikini Photo
Laura Zuniga Mugshot DF Mexico City SIEDO Angel Garcia Urquiza
The Japanese Auto Giant Toyota Motor Corp is Announcing their first operating loss in 70
The tough times are hitting us far faster wider and deeper than expected This is an unprecedented crisis requiring urgent action The change that has hit the world economy is of a critical scale that comes once in a hundred years President Toyota Motor Corp Katsuaki Watanabe Nagoya Japan
years. They have been hit as well , in large part because of the Monstrous Drop in Demand in the key USA market [35% of sales]. The Weak Global Economy and Surging Yen has Greatly Depressed Japanese exports across the board.
The Mood was Pure Gloom at the president’s annual year end conference as Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe said : ” It’s a kind of emergency that we’ve never experienced before. The Environment Surrounding us is Extremely Harsh. The Tough Times are hitting us far Faster , Wider and Deeper than expected . The Change that has hit the World Economy is of a critical scale that comes once in a hundred years – This is an Unprecedented Crisis requiring Urgent Action ! ”
Mr Watanabe also warned that it’s not yet possible to tell where the market’s bottom will be.
Automakers around the world are facing a sharp fall in demand as the global financial crisis spreads – squeezing credit and consumer confidence in the process.
Asian markets , which had by contrast to USA and Europe – held up , are now crumbling at a dizzying speed. It’s not only Japan – the Chinese economy is also slowing sharply as exports to Europe and the United States plunge.
Toyota Motor Corp said it expects an operating loss of 150 billion yen or $1.66 billion USD for their fiscal year ending in March – compared to operating profits of 2.27 Trillion yen or $25.2 billion USD the previous year. However Toyota will still post a small net profit of 50 billion yen $555 million dollars thanks to non core business , outside dividend income – a dramatic change of fortune for the iconic company.
Possibility Thinking – The Best is a Possibility – It’s Possible.
Its Possible You have Greatness in You Gotta Be Hungry Be Willing to Risk Take Chances Les Brown Live Your Dreams Its Possible
Motivational Speaker LesBrown , the Right Speaker with the Right Message , says “It’s Possible – Someones opinion of You doesn’t have to be your Reality.”
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Begin to take some chances , begin to Challenge yourself , allow yourself to fail and Learn from it. Just Do it Now , Today. It’s Possible. Think Speak Feel Act it’s Possible.
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How to Have Your Best Year Ever Become More Valuable Work Harder on Yourself than on your Job Jim Rohn
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Jim Rohn is an American “Rags to Riches” Entrepreneur , Millionaire Lecturer and Motivational Speaker perhaps best known for being Anthony “Tony” Robbins Mentor.
Some of his Core Philosophy on how He Transformed from a Farm Boy in Idaho with Pennies in His Pocket to World Famous Millionaire Motivator is to: Work Harder on Yourself – than on your Job. Formal Education will Make you a Living – Self Education Will Make You aFortune. Money and Success is not to be Pursued – it is to Be Attracted by the Person You Become. We Get Paid for Bringing Value tothe Marketplace.
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President Bush ordered Rescue Money to be Loaned to GM & Chrysler but No Bailout , especially for current common stock shareholders. A $17.4 billion rescue package for the troubled Detroit auto makers allows them to temporarily avoid bankruptcy and also allows Bush to leave many of the big decisions for the incoming Obama administration. Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Like when none of the G20 Summit Members would shake Bush’s Hand.
The Bridge Loan Term is 3 Years. GM would get $4 billion by Dec 29 and $5.4 billion by Jan 16 2009. Chrysler would get $4 billion by Dec. 29 GM would get another $4 billion by Feb 17 2009 provided Congress releases the TARP funds.
Under the terms of the plan – the government’s debt would have priority over any other creditors. The automakers also must provide warrants for non-voting stock , accept limits on executive pay and give the government access to financial records. United Auto Workers [UAW] members will lose jobs or take pay cuts as part of the deal.
No dividends may be issued until the loans are repaid and the automakers must cut their debt by two-thirds in an Equity Exchange. This will Dilute the Stock perhaps Three to Five Times the number of Outstanding Shares. I’m glad I’m not a shareholder.
The deal is contingent on the companies’ showing that they are financially viable by March 31 2009. If they aren’t – the loans will be called and all funds must be returned. Chapter 11 BK or worse Financial Carnage.
From Chicago Mr Obama also added: ” The auto companies must not squander this chance to reform bad management practices and begin the long-term restructuring that is absolutely necessary to save this critical industry and the millions of American jobs that depend on it – while also creating the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow. ”
For Now , this prevents the collapse of one of the country’s most important industries during a time of broad economic weakness.
The UAW United Auto Workers union said it was pleased the government had acted to keep the companies out of bankruptcy But it said the deal added unfair conditions. Who said Life was Fair? The Union could have been Busted entirely with Bankruptcy. Speaking of Unfair – it’s Unfair for US Taxpayers and a Free Economy System that has Turned towards Nationalization & Socialism.
Anyway , Automakers and Auto Parts Suppliers are breathing a sigh of relief , at least for a little while. The loans give GM and Chrysler only enough money to last until early next year. After that, they’re likely to need more money to survive.