McDonald's responds to Oscars TV commercial mystery – and the mystery only deepens

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Who stole Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar dress? Detectives probing

I watched the Oscars and Lupita Nyong'o during the red carpet arrivals at the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 22 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. She looked good I remember as they described that outfit and the cost and everything I cannot believe that someone stole the dress a Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein gown decorated with 6,000 pearls. I sometimes sit here day dreaming and disillusionment although she was one of the first people to present an award, I guess if your an actress celebrity and you've got such a body you want to park.. as the camera is moving it showed her standing there in shine black what else did the viewing folk expect to happen?

Rant: Why Patricia Arquette Wasn’t Talking To Me

Read below for her full statement.

It’s time for women. Equal means equal. The truth is the older women get, the less money they make. The highest percentage of children living in poverty are in female-headed households. It’s inexcusable that we go around the world and we talk about equal rights for women in other countries and we don’t. One of those superior court justices said two years ago in a law speech at a university that we don’t have equal rights for women in America and we don’t because when they wrote Constitution, they didn’t intend it for women. So the truth is even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America right under the surface there are huge issues at play that really do affect women. It’s time for all the women in America, and all the men that love women and all the gay people and all the people of color that we’ve all fought for – to fight for us now! (Patricia Arquette at the Oscars)

It was very unusual to hear such statements personally I don't think it bothers me to witness someone such as this woman explain to the crowd factors that make her sound like a goddess she's just and actress. Her job is making her say these things there are hidden meanings because women get away with putting men down constantly your following entertainers and all their doing is trying to make other strangers either rich or famous. It's become difficult to make ends meet when your income is low and someone is reading you because they notice your status as a douche, I often have to share this information to the police why is it we aren't in unity? it's not income some individuals don't want to show they have manners. It isn't helping or to notice the difference in stature for example when disaster strike people are forced to suffer or drop the argument because we don't view the other as equal or as the same why lie or create stumbling blocks for others. Just getting on the stage to influence generations of individuals who maybe aren't going to make the cover of magazines as sex symbols one begins to wonder why she decided to talk.


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France deploys aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf in fight against 'IS'

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From what I see on television this kind of news isn't very popular but i'm glad they're willing to go move the ship. Compare this to the times when the media discussed efforts to look into Cyber warfare & political turmoil in places such as Iran they're loosing control. It seems like when American politicians get highlighted the viewer get's mentally challenged to switch stations and create his/her own opinion. Let's try and talk about other matters such as East-Africa the politics happening along those sides of the world certainly aren't being shown once in awhile I wake up to the news only thing I hear and am able to notice is the ISIS fighters loaded up with their heavy guns roaming about in trucks. I don't want to make it sound like Al-Qaeda militants are no longer dangerous but the media could come up with better stuff something Islamophobia getting your sorry two cents into their big argument. I noticed a CNN reporter talk about the lack of military backing to fight those terror threats, going to extremes to abandon where the corrupt could be leading some let's name names. There was equally an oasis showing desert nomads moving about Arwa Damon spoke about claims from certain troops from several countries training to start a revolution it's middle class a silent end to African fighters getting sent home as the aggressor travels and tranquil tensions focus on Boko Haram threat having been calm. While listening to missed steps false accusations and blame of the American media as tornado strikes and I was left without a place to go. Back in those days it was cool to watch television all day but now there's the bad weather, american sniper trial and the ISIS threat yet nothing to watch nowhere to see it, Iraq as well as other political related topics taking center stage where to store all this information but in a negatively skewed distribution. If you own a television the cable provider isn't going to stop asking you when to disconnect how much do you wasted on satellite televisions? let's make that answer 4 everyone is running on high but there's a final destination. I pull into gas stations all the time but since the last time I left the bank and had to run into one with only $6 I don't think I have enough to even make it to school or home. Once I go outside sometimes why aren't american interested in "the world" am I making sense of all this rubbish? are we guinea pigs? is the future of our military in Asia gone to waste as the looming threat of Islamic violence get's placed down onto us by people who are obviously on the run from the law, immigration officers from other countries, foreign cops etc evading arrest. I would like to see a follow up of the report from CNN which indicated terror group Al-Shabbab calls for attacks on shopping Mall's regardless our U.S. intelligence casts doubt on Al-Shabaab's reach. I wish for the media to move past these facts and exchange words at a clear formulaic speed because the outcome seems to namely drown their authenticity.

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KANYE WEST - These sneakers look just like something Marc Echo would be interested in I know about fashion and the shoe designer however smart should see the resemblance. It's not specifically made to look sad but it's just a shoe brand that everyone is talking about I just think someone with the know how would put them down instead of choosing to get them. Kanye West​ say's he's got swag but this time I think he's gone haywire and missed the point with this stuff sad because he was on tv talking about some mess to do with the grammys. I've yet to hear something or anybody discussing his fashion brand so what if he took photographs with Ralph Lauren. Some people think he's like a phenomenal character from the hip-hop arena but what about bathing ape and producer extraordinaire Pharrell Williams​, they get on television and the radio with some interesting ideas but the way they're promoting this stuff it's not lacoste but garbage. I cannot go anywhere without someone giving me $2 and telling me to take a hike, I cannot count how many times i've been to the bank and been told off rock better brands wear better garments my clothes? I don't look good etc if it wasn't for the flashy ashy to classy mentality things like this would be good. It's all over the airwaves the brawls, time wasted, sweat, bloody, years the nice car, clothes, the art of rap please I don't like to hate. I don't care how many pairs of gloves you can own I don't know where I am going sometimes because I don't appreciate modernism why waste time the team just left or their maybe inside the mall eating. If an artist was to create his own fashion label then it has to be dope unlike the Wu Wear clothing brand people just think it's a game but textile clothing is a big gamble something that takes a lot of time and puts people's lives at stake, why not talk to them about fly kicks. I went to see Iggy azalea performing in D-town and when it was time to get prepared I went there wearing jeans and a t-shirt from the closet. The shoes weren't up to par but if I should get the Kobe Bryant​ sneakers maybe life could be oh how to describe well royal, I just wanted to mention the fashion designers who put their products for sale who is interesting you need money don't you the rich aren't asking questions they're looking for buyers out in the open just to get someone to think their going to get something when they cannot. A bomb for instance could really go up in smoke don't you notice the flashy types not a turn on all they are doing is walking in and out i'm not rich, I don't get high all the time. In the fashion industry there have been many times when I have noticed they do the branding wrong, why not do it right and stop becoming like H&M who I realize make nice garments but maybe just for the cat walks all over the globe. With so much going on and very few places to find these things who got the time to notice the empty heads? it perhaps all about the profit and making money but the fashion industry is grand I notice them avoiding to help someone because he's poor why not give the little low end achievers a chance to shine. I used to wear wack sneakers to school but this all changed when I realized fashion is expensive and not many can afford to shop in pricey shopping malls and attend college. Just putting it out there i've seen better branding strategies there are millions of outlets not just Adidas which harass you to look at them on the wall their for sale but which type the old fashion kicks? up for sale but since I got the air force ones from Nike I think their approach to consumers was best not just them Porsche​, Fila, Nicki Minaj​ fragrance, Maybach Music, JC Penney, Orlando Florida​, Mercedes-AMG, Gucci​ etc where are they taking this?

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Iggy Azalea Is No Longer Your Twitter Punching Bag

Miss Info - Iggy Azalea’s had a bit of a rough time on Twitter lately. Between sparring with Azealia Banks (again), being lectured by Q-Tip and then, on Grammys night of all nights, declaring war with Papa John’s over a pizza delivery guy leaking her phone number, the Aussie rapper just can’t catch a break.

So, it’s no surprise that Iggy has decided to take a sabbatical from the social network. The straw that broke the camel’s back? The paparazzi publishing photos of her in a bikini while on vacation, and the cruel remarks that have followed. The Internet really can be “the ugliest reflection of mankind there is,” and we don’t blame her for logging off.


Qatar Airways unbelievable rules for women

News.com.au - IT’S one of the world’s fastest growing airlines with a modern fleet, but Qatar airlines has been rocked by reports revealing its shockingly archaic set of rules for female flight attendants.

Qatar Airways CEO: charges of sexism are 'bulls---'

This definitely appears to be a nightmare for Qatar Airlines this discussion could go on for months, but because I notice the flight attendant walking by I just would wish to maybe someday see this matter resolved. We all are aware of the expensive cost of flying in our community there is enough space to place a booking office yet nobody has done it, before our local airport even became popular there wasn't so much hype about the elite businessmen taking off and leaving on board a jetliner. I don't know how expensive their ticketing system is but their a weird bunch always in the secretive back of the ride dusk until dawn. Taking off sometimes takes having to wait the flight attendants entering the room your stuck in aren't interested in you but perhaps their jobs. If I ever become one I really intend to holding them to this so called promise which they spray on planes, a flight attendant has a job to do including the time when our schools took us individually for a class tours. The museum was really interesting but it didn't take long for me to realize the dream was tarnished because someone hijacked a plane and became everything surveillance, so there you have it a plan gone wrong. I could be near the air traffic control but if the pilot and his crew don't know how and where to take a 787 it's not your fault, it used to be you could walk right up to the cockpit window and talk to the pilot but that was then this is today. The flight attendants crew of the flight board the airplane in secret they simply wave when you enter first class seats are clean wonderful company nothing left to explain some expect carry ones which today get confiscated hang your coat or look at where they work, then smile whatever their job is important. I just hope this doesn't interfere with my portfolio a passage for me to sit down without any problems a part of that performance. “The treatment of workers at Qatar Airways goes further than cultural differences. They are the worst for women’s rights among airlines,” Gabriel Mocho, civil aviation secretary at the international grouping of transport unions, told Reuters. “You can’t see that deep level of sexism anywhere now except at these airlines in the Gulf,” Mocho said.


Obama: 'Law is on our side' despite immigration ruling

Other executive actions Obama announced last November are not affected by the court ruling, and Homeland Security will still defer the deportation of undocumented immigrants considered a low priority by the administration.

Judge's ruling on Obama's executive order on immigration

Watch Kanye West’s Arresting S.N.L. Live Performance Featuring Sia

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NBA All-Star Weekend Fashion

NBA All-Star Weekend Fashion link.

Very sorry I missed the All-Star game this past weekend my dvd player started to act and I lost the signal because i've got so much happening and I didn't seem interested so I think someone with the power to close out certain observers just instructed the GM to switch off turn everyone with a Cisco at&t cable boxes off. I had to sit and think because after the zero kept showing up at the bottom right corner I didn't think it was going to work, I got really upset but I hear on Sky sports they had fun so that is good. When I got up this morning and still confused about who watched it and why it went black, I didn't see the highlight on CNN Headline News but I did notice the T-MObile advertisement on the carpet. Since stepping into our local T-Mobile cellphone store to ask questions about jobs etc my phone hasn't been attractive so I have been looking at the phones at Best Buy. It was funny because they were closing down and there's this odor so I asked the gentleman what it was and he instructs me to leave their closing. Not to mention that I ran out of fuel after being told to drive a car for 20 miles, I took the thing all the way to downtown Dallas and then it hit rock bottom, I been rolling around taking people to different areas parts around town. To my surprise nobody could help me I had to try my luck and walk I mean drive back to town business has been taking up all the attention from the real reason I look at the investment floors. I'm poor but that's none of your business please tune into watch Cnbc Worldwide Exchange at 3 AM CST wonderful.


Cybersecurity: Tech firms urged to share data with US

BBC News - Private tech firms should share more information with government and with each other to tackle cybercrime, according to US President Barack Obama.


Madonna Dings Fifty Shades of Grey as "Not Very Sexy," Only for Virgins

Plenty of people will be lining up to see Fifty Shades of Grey this weekend, but Madonna will not be among them. The "Like a Virgin" singer, 56, spoke to Billboard about the raunchy story in a new interview, and said it holds little appeal for her.

Dirk Nowitzki Replaces Anthony Davis in the NBA All-Star Game

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We’re Live Blogging The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards!

On Smash - It’s that time of the year again! The time where everyone second guesses why GRAMMYs matter and when everyone on Twitter gets the chance to argue if the committee got things right.

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Warning Over TV Which Listens In On Users

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Bitcoin Bears Say Told-You-So as Digital Currency Falls

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Australia vote: No ringing endorsement for Abbott

BBC News - Following intense lobbying, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has survived a move on his leadership. But questions remain about his longer-term security as leader of the Liberal Party, says Dr Zareh Ghazarian of Monash University in Melbourne.


Flight to Abu Dhabi brings Louvre closer

Times of India - By year-end, you can be at Louvre Museum in four hours. Shocked? Thank Etihad Airways and Louvre, whose expansion plans have coincided, bringing Kolkatans a rare treat.


Fashion Blogger Elin Kling Debuts New Line

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Robert Mugabe falls down stairs, tries to get photographers to delete the evidence

The Independent - The President was returning from a successful trip to the summit of the 54-nation African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 30 January. Despite the fact that he will celebrate his 91st birthday on 21 February, Mugabe has been elected chairman of the AU – a largely ceremonial role.


Kanye West Tells Big Sean He’s Destined For Success

- I understand Big Sean is now a famous celebrity but I found the lyrics to the song IDFWU disturbing not only is it offensive but it's making me upset to keep hearing such a person who claims to be a talented individual from those Detroit suburbs singing/rapping in that format. Case in point the video, the video is okay but there's a problem I been having listening to them ridicule robots because their rich and make millions. I was just going somewhere and as far as I know I may have left a party which I showed up late for, anyway there's plenty happening it's not authentic to bypass something like when they mention a robbery. Rap about something else stay focus in a vital mental sense, this is in way a somewhat racial escapism back masked message where are they going?

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Part II: Q&A With Politico Co-Founder Jim VandeHei

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Footage from New Documentary FRESH DRESSED: The Revolution of Fashion Born on the Streets (dir. Sacha Jenkins)

New Black Man - This is interesting to watch I don't see much of anything now that the Olympics are over and the Superbowl just ending, but I think a perfect description of fresh individuals from those expensive commercials could be Kim Kardashian and/or whoever went to the Pre-Super bowl party Saturday night. I would like to watch this film because I like the concept of it closer to or about fashion trends. Since now days it's getting more complex talking to someone or better yet walking out of shopping malls with stuff you see getting sold inside. Best thing I can think of to keep this conversation moving are the sneakers, based on what I got from watching the trailer a throwback package from Puma, Adidas, Reebok got their brand thing going despite people not respecting the art form or cultural ways certain people dress on the daily.

Super Bowl celebrity sightings

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