Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Maradona, Madonna, Boobs, Beef and Bombs


Here are a selection of REAL news headlines that have been making the headlines here recently and some that have even been suppressed.
  • Yahoo censors search results
Approximately 110 Argentinian celebrities have recruited a lawyer who has successfully managed thru a court order to get Yahoo in Argentina to suppress search results related to the elite 110 (and you thought only China did that!) e.g. search for 'Diego Maradona' on the Argentinian Yahoo and you get this <-click me for the translated version - More info here

"On the occasion of a judicial order asked for by deprived parts, we have been ourselves forced to temporarily suppress all or some of the results related to this one search."

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  • Argentina switches to grain fed beef
The days of superior Argentine beef may be numbered since shortage of suitable grassy pastures is convincing farmers to adopt the 'bulk them up in an enclosed space' approach used in the US and Europe. Scary quote from this WSJ article.

"Each Argentine eats nearly 155 pounds of beef every year"



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  • Free Boob jobs raffled at nightclubs
Nightclubs here have been struggling to gather sufficient female clientele so have decided drastic times call for drastic measures and have been raffling boob jobs to draw new punters. The government has finally stepped in to ban such measures - more here

"Local discos had been raffling the operations as a way to get more girls into the clubs. Last weekend Sunset, a popular club in the northern suburb Olivos, attracted more than 600 girls to such a raffle"


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  • Madonna postpones concert in Buenos Aires
Her indoors was supposed to see Madonna in concert tonight but the Evita impersonators sound equipment has gone AWOL (at least that's the excuse) so the concert is now rescheduled to ??? - more here

"Madge doesn't look so hot these days and should cover up more"- Paddy in BA


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  • Argentina halts trade with Iran
Apparently this is over the bombing here of a Jewish centre in 1994 that Argentina thinks Iran was responsible for - Bit of trivia for you - Her indoors was in BA for that bombing and we were both in New York for 9/11 and both in London for the 7/7 tube bombs - Jinx? - more here

- Any takers on creating one headline from the five stories?

Tags: ..News from Argentina, Madonna..

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7 comments:

Fida December 03, 2008 10:29 pm  

Life is never dull :-)

Megan December 04, 2008 2:17 am  

Nope. Can't beat yours.

TCL December 04, 2008 10:02 am  

Seems the Argie inclination for plastics is as good (or bad) as South Korean girls.

How can a country as large as Argentina have a shortage of grazing land for their cattle? Time for that 24H package store to deliver some liquid diet.

Broke But Still Drinking December 04, 2008 12:36 pm  

I'm a little upset with the Brits. I thought you'd keep Madonna tied up overseas for a very long time but it looks as though we're getting her back.

Baino December 04, 2008 2:43 pm  

Our Government is trying to pass a bill that will force (yep compulsoraly) ISP's to blacklist selected sites. They're supposed to be unsavoury sites but . . the thought of censoring the net is very scary to me . . begins with porn, ends with political stands? As for the jinx . .you did say you're not allowed back in Oz?

Quickroute December 04, 2008 4:48 pm  

@ Fida: How true!

@ Megan: So I win then

@ TCL: They are using it for growing soy

@ Broke: All bad things come to those who wait

@ Baino: I remember your post on that - only 2 yr ban from Oz - am welcome back now!

Stevo | China Travel December 06, 2008 9:16 pm  

Boobs, beef and bombs? Wasn't that a song by The Clash?

The Internet is censored everywhere, it just never makes the news.

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