Obama Jokes That “We’re building Iron Man”

CNN reports that last week President Obama gave a speech at a White House manufacturing innovation event and made a humorous superhero joke. 

“Today I am joined by researchers who invent some of the most advanced metals, designers who are modeling prototypes in the digital cloud… basically I’m here to announce we’re building Ironman,” he joked.

“I’m gonna blast off in a second,”he added. 

The video has since gone viral over the week with over 1.1 million views.  

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/03/01/obama-jokes-that-were-building-iron-man/

Americans are so worried about a country led by Donald Trump theyre actually searching how to emigrate.

No foolin.

Our friends across the border must be getting mega nervous because Canadas official website on immigration and citizenship has been crashing all night, Gizmodo reports.

People are posting pictures of their failed attempts to flee the USA.

Take a look:


Panic.


So much panic.


ARRRRGGGHH!


This could just be one big error, but its pretty coincidental, wouldnt you say?

And check this out: Americans are actually punching the word emigrate into Google tonight.


Yep, you guys have been quite busy figuring out your exit strategy.

Over the past four hours, the top Google searches related to the word emigrate are as follows:

  1. How to emigrate from the USA
  2. Immigrate to Canada
  3. Cananda immigration
  4. Emigrate to New Zealand
  5. How to emigrate to Canada from the USA

Oh boy, this is painful.

Extra points to those thinking outside of the box and seeking a New Zealand life.

A word of warning, though: Dont be looking to move to the UK leaving Europe in the Brexit vote is their version of voting in Donald Trump.

Canadas immigration website isnt the only site experiencing trouble tonight.

As Donald Trump saw out results night in Trump Towers, his campaign website was hacked.

Were not talking about a malicious, troubling and defaming hack. No.Were talking about a poop emoji.

A poop emoji left in the campaign banner on his website homepage.

Its beautiful.

Modern art, actually.

Lololol. So small. So simple. So much yes.

People figured out that hours before the polls closed, the person who created the website made one big error.

So, no, it wasnt a hack.

Basically, you could type whatever you wanted in the header by changing the URL to whatever message you want.

Enjoy.

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http://twitter.com/#!/BecketAdams/status/445626846898843648

Yesterday, in a vote which had its legitimacy widely questioned, Crimeans “overwhelmingly” elected to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. In response, President Obama imposed certain “sanctions,” which were to freeze the U.S. assets of several members of Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle.”

http://twitter.com/#!/KaptenMike/status/445637669616623616

Putin was undeterred, as most expected:

http://twitter.com/#!/nbcnightlynews/status/445632259983671297

So much for the first round of sanctions.

http://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/445625286642528256

Fox News’ Brit Hume noted sarcastically what kind of a role the sanctions played in slowing down Putin:

http://twitter.com/#!/brithume/status/445634539004907520

President Obama’s pen and phone so far haven’t found a way to temper Putin’s territorial aggression.

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Related:

Russia media chief claims fear of Putin making Obama go gray; More likely reason provided

‘HA!’ Garry Kasparov shares possible reason Obama won’t stand up to Putin

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/17/those-sanctions-sure-backed-him-off-putin-formally-decrees-crimea-a-sovereign-state/

1. #1 Syracuse 72 – # 16 UNC-Asheville 65

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The “You’ve Gotta Be Kidding Me” Game: This one had history written all over it, until Syracuse’s checks to the refs cleared at halftime. UNC-Asheville lost out on one questionable call after another until there wasn’t any time left. I wanted so badly to see if Jim Boeheim could find a way to make that concessional handshake condescending, and now I’ll never know. That said, it was an entertaining game.

2. #5 New Mexico 75 – #12 Long Beach State 68

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The “Is This Really Our Second Best Game Of The Afternoon” Game: I mean don’t get me wrong. This game was fine. Long Beach State was in it the whole way. Drew Gordon had a phenomenal game for New Mexico (18 points, 13 rebounds, 7 of 9 from the field). Long Beach State has those awesome jerseys that endorse a fifteen-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio movie (THE BEACH!). It was definitely watchable. But the fact that this was so highly does not speak well of the afternoon slate.

3. #4 Louisville 69 – #13 Davidson 62

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The “Peyton Siva Is So Much Fun To Watch” Game: Seriously, this guy is awesome. Watching him is like watching Jeremy Lin at the height of Linsanity without the fear that he’ll be terrible in two weeks and Rick Pitino will be jobless and bitter.

4. #8 Kansas State 70 – #9 Southern Mississippi 64

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The “What Did They Just Say” Game: Southern Miss tried to make this a game toward the end, but the Cats were just too much for them. Sure Rodney McGruder was dominant for Kansas State and freshman point guard Angel Rodriguez had flashes of greatness at the end of the game, but what people will remember is members of Southern Mississippi’s band chanting “Where’s your Green Card?” as Rodriguez was at the free throw line. Not a good look, guys.

5. #6 Murray State 58 – #11 Colorado State 41

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The “Murray State’s Edward Daniel Has An Awesome Afro” Game: It’s true. He does. It was the most memorable thing about this game.

6. #3 Marquette 88 – # 14 BYU 68

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The “We Left It All With Iona” Game: The boys from Brigham Young didn’t have another epic comeback in them. There was a moment when they had that look on their faces that says “watch out, we’re going to make a run here,” but it turned out it was just gas.

7. #5 Vanderbilt 79 – #12 Harvard 70

The “I Don’t Care What The Score Ended Up Being, Both Teams Struggled To Top 25 Points In The First Half” Game: The second half was much better, but by that time anyone who had tried to watch this game had already clawed their own eyes out. So no one actually knows what happened.

8. #4 Wisconsin 73 – #13 Montana 49

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The “Now That We Can Watch Every Game On Cable, No One Watched This One” Game: Montana was a trendy upset pick, but not all trends are good. Justin Bieber. Toddlers And Tiaras. Fascism. I hope you learned your lesson, Montana backers.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/march-madness-ranking-the-afternoon-games

Like most Uber drivers, Keith Avila sees his fair share of strange. Its expected by anyone who volunteers their time and transportation to strangers who need a lift. Keith never could have expected that driving people around would actually save a 16-year-old girls life.

“The worst thing I thought would happen when driving Uber is that I would be getting drunk passengers and I would have to handle them,” Avila told NBC. “All my life, I thought about people throwing up in the car as the worst scenario.”

But he didn’t realize just how much worse it could get…

After picking up two women and a teenage girl near Sacramento, California, Keith spent only a few minutes with the three passengers, but it didnt take long for him to recognize something wasnt right.

It struck me as odd, Keith says about the incredibly short skirt the teen girl was sporting in his passenger seat. She was so young.

The $8 fare brought them to a Holiday Inn nearby where he dropped off the trio. But before arriving, the two women in the back seat were giving the teen some odd instructions.

When youre hugging him, just askdo you have any weapons, pat him down.

They also talkedopenly about delivering the teen to a “John.”

Keith was alarmed by the statements. After letting the women out at the hotel, the Uber driver quickly alerted police. He captured the aftermath on Facebook live, warning others about the dangers of sex trafficking. Its not some violent thing thats happening in distant lands overseas. Its happening right where we live.

Officers arrested the women, saying they had arranged for the 16-year-old girl to have sex with a man.

Sex trafficking and human trafficking is happening everywhere in THIS country. Its modern-day slavery, and the only way we can put an end to it is by recognizing the signs, and being willing to say something when things dont look right.

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Read more: http://faithit.com/uber-driver-saves16-year-old-girl-sex-trafficking/

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WVA) Gary Cameron / Reuters

As Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania prepare to roll out a bill on expanded background checks for gun purchases Wednesday morning, the National Rifle Association has been in talks with both senators, but remains neutral on the deal, according to Manchin’s office.

“The NRA has not said either way,” said Katie Longo, Manchin’s press secretary. “The senators have been talking to the NRA, but they’re still neutral.”

Longo told BuzzFeed Wednesday that the brokered bipartisan bill — which would expand background checks for all commercial sales, including gun shows and internet sales — was completed early this morning, after staffers worked “pretty late into the night,” said Longo.

The bill, which includes a record-keeping requirement but not for “a national registry,” is likely President Barack Obama’s last shot at passing a crucial segment of the sweeping gun control reform he called for after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, last year.

Manchin, a Democrat, and Toomey, a Republican, are both A-rated members of the NRA, and have been working together on a deal after Manchin’s negotiations with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn fell through last month. But Cobrun and Sen. Mark Kirk, said Longo, “may still have some input” as negotiations move forward.

“Once they propose this amendment,” said Longo, “they still realize that they need to work with other senators and their colleagues.”

Manchin and Toomey are scheduled to speak about the bill at a press conference Wednesday morning.

Update: After this article was published, the NRA issued the following statement:

Expanding background checks at gun shows will not prevent the next shooting, will not solve violent crime and will not keep our kids safe in schools. While the overwhelming rejection of President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg’s “universal” background check agenda is a positive development, we have a broken mental health system that is not going to be fixed with more background checks at gun shows. The sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedies in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson. We need a serious and meaningful solution that addresses crime in cities like Chicago, addresses mental health deficiencies, while at the same time protecting the rights of those of us who are not a danger to anyone. President Obama should be as committed to dealing with the gang problem that is tormenting honest people in his hometown as he is to blaming law-abiding gun owners for the acts of psychopathic murderers.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/nra-still-neutral-on-senate-background-check-compromise

1. Our boybands had dolls,

2. dressed as dolls,

3. were bilingual,

4. and extremely multicultural.

(They’re wearing kimonos)

5. Our boybands had awesome fan websites,

6. were competitive,

7. and would battle it out on TRL every day.

8. Our boybands looked great in sunglasses,

11. ripped jeans,

13. tight baby t’s,

14. polka dots with jorts,

15. silk pajamas,

16. giant top hats,

17. oversized robes,

19. and I don’t even know.

20. Our boybands weren’t afraid to wear du-rags,

and hair extensions.

23. Our boybands were athletic,

How did they do it?!?!

24. really good with cheetahs,

25. and knew how to stylishly dress for award shows.

26. Our boybands had really bad tattoos, like AJ’s:

69 – around belly button

27. extremely creative fan art,

There was only so much you could do in MS paint.

28. and a gay Lance Bass.

29. Our boybands weren’t afraid to segregate their uglier members,

30. sold waffles,

31. and could dance!

32. Our boybands had awesome hairstyles, like Justin Timberlakes ramen noodle hair,

33. Nick Lachey’s frosted tips,

34. Chris Kirkpatrick’s pineapple head,

35. JC’s mane,

36. Nick Carter’s side part,

37. and Justin’s cornrows.

38. Our boybands had super cool facial hair,

39. looked great in waiter’s uniforms,

40. and had famous siblings.

41. Our boybands were really good with technology,

Those are cellphones.

42. loved designer jeans,

43. and had a member that looked like Jesus.

44. Our boybands cared about farm animals,

46. and the holidays!

47. Our boybands weren’t afraid to drop their pants,

48. wear funky hats,

Either way, you’re very, very delicious.

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    1. Columbia ✓ When Harry Met Sally
    2. New Line ✓ Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
    3. Warner Bros. ✓ The Goonies
    1. Dreamworks ✓ Old School
    2. Universal ✓ Apollo 13
    3. Paramount ✓ Forrest Gump
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    1. goodreads.com ✓ The Lord of the Rings
    2. ✓ War and Peace
    3. ✓ Freakonomics
    1. ✓ Where the Sidewalk Ends
    2. ✓ On the Road
    3. ✓ Bossypants
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    1. ecouterre.com ✓ Budweiser
    2. thestir.cafemom.com ✓ Kombucha
    3. Flickr: 30691679@N07 ✓ Whiskey
    1. Flickr: 95875907@N04 ✓ Craft beer
    2. Flickr: light_seeker ✓ Bloody Mary
    3. Flickr: preppybyday ✓ Margarita
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Which Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flavor Are You?

  1. You got: Americone Dream

    You’re a courageous, patriotic originalist with strong American values. In short: You’re a freaking national treasure. And national treasures taste good.

    benjerry.com

  2. You got: Cherry Garcia

    You’re not one to be ostentatious. You like to play things cool, and if you’re not the center of attention, it’s NBD. Because you know who you are and what you have to offer and nothing can bring you down. Peace.

    benjerry.com

  3. You got: Scotchy Scotch Scotch

    You, my friend, are kind of a big deal. In fact, you have a personality so big it baffles the minds of men. Stay classy, ice cream eater. Stay. Classy.

    benjerry.com

  4. You got: Phish Food

    Oh man. Are you really still listening to Phish?

    benjerry.com

  5. You got: Everything but the…

    Some may call you “wacky,” and you take that as a compliment because who wants to be so vanilla? You’re popular because you always make sure to include others, and they appreciate your adventurous spirit. Also, you may be a hoarder.

    benjerry.com

  6. You got: Late Night Snack

    You might have a hard time making up your mind (salty, sweet?), but no matter! You’re fucking hilarious, just like Jimmy.

    benjerry.com

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TIME TO PANIC: Bacon and pork supplies could fall by as much as 10 percent next year, doubling the price of European pork, according to the National Pig Association of Britain (which is apparently a thing). The industry trade group said the trend could be expected around the world, because drought conditions have drastically reduced the food supply available to sustain ample livestock.

2. So say goodbye to BLTs!

5. To bacon cheeseburgers!

12. This is how it all ends.

15. GO. RUN. GET ALL THE BACON YOU CAN.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/national-pig-association-says-bacon-shortage-unav-6z51