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This song was originally recorded by John Waite in 1984, becoming #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.


This recording was followed by Tina Turner in 1996 hiting #12 in the UK and #84 in the U.S.


Waite re-recorded it as a duet with Alison Krauss in 2007, becoming #34 on Hot Country Songs.

The original recording

has been featured in 1997's Selena, the popular 1980s inspired video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and the second episode of the TV series Miami Vice ("Heart of Darkness" - originally aired September 28, 1984).[1] In 2010, it was used in a series of commercial spots for Conan.

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George Soros
George Soros, Bill & Melinda Gates, Van Jones, Majora Carter and others named as Civil Rights Leaders Of The 21st Century

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Money over Matter: Can Cash Incentives Keep People Healthy?

Think you would stick to a diet if someone paid you for it? Would you be more likely to exercise if you were fined each time you bailed on your scheduled workout?

Research in recent years suggests—and a handful of new businesses are betting—that you might. The Web-based company StickK.com lets users sign commitment contracts to lose weight, exercise or quit smoking—and pay up if they default. Members of the Boston-based start-up Gym-Pact are charged for every day they pledge to work out but do not.

Overweight Americans throwing off safety of city buses

It's official: The federal government says more overweight Americans are squeezing onto buses, and it may have to rewrite bus safety rules because of it.

Technology News




Operation Odyssey Dawn

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 19, 2011) Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Joseph Fremen, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, calibrates the forward looking infrared (FLIR) system of a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) supporting Operation Odyssey Dawn. Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task force established to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. military forces supporting the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)
In Combat Debut, Navy Jammer Targets Libyan Tanks

As the United Nations-sanctioned war against Libya moves into its third day, no U.S., French or British aircraft have been shot down by Libyan air defenses. Part of the credit should go to the Navy’s new jammer, which is making its combat debut in Operation Odyssey Dawn. But the jammer isn’t just fritzing Moammar Gadhafi’s missiles, it’s going after his tanks.
Vice Adm. Bill Gortney told the media on Sunday that the EA-18G Growler, a Boeing production, provided electronic warfare support to the coalition’s attacks on Libya. That’s the first combat mission for the Growler, which will replace the Navy’s Prowler jamming fleet. Only Gortney added a twist: not only did the Growler go after Libya’s surface-to-air missiles, it helped the coalition conduct air strikes on loyalist ground forces going after rebel strongholds.

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Listen: Secret Libya Psyops, Caught by Online Sleuths

The U.S. military has dispatched one of its secret propaganda planes to the skies around Libya. And that “Commando Solo” aircraft is telling Libyan ships to remain in port – or risk NATO retaliation.

We know this, not because some Pentagon official said so, but because one Dutch radio geek is monitoring the airwaves for information about Operation Odyssey Dawn — and tweeting the surprisingly-detailed results. On Sunday alone, “Huub” has identified the tail numbers, call signs, and movements of dozens of NATO aircraft: Italian fighter jets, American tankers, British aerial spies, U.S. bombers, and the Commando Solo psyops plane.

Related twitter hashtag: #OdysseyDawn

Social Media



Social media hatred sends Rebecca Black up the pop charts

Rebecca Black, a 13 year-old girl from California, has become a pop sensation overnight, after her music video which internet viewers deemed so terrible, went viral.

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Favorites from twitter:

RT @jasonmustian  How hard can it be to beat Gaddafi? Forty years later, and he's still a Colonel!

RT @jeremyscahill  You know what takes guts? Stalking people on twitter while hiding behind a creepy avatar & your Halo ID. #Winner

Animal Lovers




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Volunteers at animal shelter do it for love of furry friends

Pop Culture




Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin Honored with GLAAD Award

The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held Saturday night in New York. Latin pop singer Ricky Martin was honored with the Vito Russo Award, which honors openly gay and lesbian entertainers.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the "Livin' la Vida Loca" singer openly came out in 2010.

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'24' movie: Kiefer Sutherland announces release date
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Who's the Most Searched Contestant on 'Dancing With the Stars'?
The 12th season of "Dancing With the Stars" has named its cast to, let's say, an underwhelmed public. But in its defense, any cast would fall a little flat after last season's Jennifer Grey and Bristol Palin dance-off. Still, this season is getting its share of searches from "DWTS" followers.

On this day in History




1621 – The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.

the Peacock Throne
1739 – Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.

1873 – A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.

1972 – The United States Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification.

1978 – Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1993 – The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.

(Wikipedia.)

Happy Birthday




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Happy Birthday , McMom!

(h/t  Bill in Portland Maine)

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Reese Witherspoon
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and film producer.

Stephanie Dorthea Mills
Stephanie Dorthea Mills (born March 22, 1957) is an American R&B and soul singer, and a former Broadway star.

James B. Patterson
James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author of thriller novels, largely known for his series about American psychologist Alex Cross. Patterson also wrote the Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, and Witch & Wizard series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, nonfiction and romance novels.

George Benson
George Benson (born March 22, 1943)[1] is a multi- Grammy Award winning American musician, whose production career began at the age of twenty-one as a jazz guitarist. He is also known as a pop, R&B, and scat singer. This one-time child prodigy topped the Billboard 200 in 1976 with the triple-platinum album, Breezin'.[2] He was also a major live attraction in the UK during the 1980s.[2] Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

William Alan Shatner
William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, recording artist, and author. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series from 1973 to 1974, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe.

(famousbirthdays.com/wikipedia)

Quote of the Day




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                     Change your thoughts and you change your world.
                          ~Norman Vincent Peale

Originally posted to BlueJessamine on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 04:40 AM PDT.

Also republished by oo and Pink Clubhouse.

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