Donald Trump announces ban on transgender people from serving in US military

In a series of tweets, the American president announced on Wednesday that transgender people could no longer join the military.

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump tweeted.

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you,” he said.

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly showed his support for LGBT individuals.



This isn’t the first measure regarding transgender people that he announces since he joined the White House in January.

The Republican president abrogated in February the measures taken by his predecessor Barack Obama to allow, for example, transgender people to go to the bathrooms of their choice.

The decision has raised a wave of protests in the United States, notably in Times Square, New York.

French politician Rachida Dati has confused inflation with fellatio

Rachida Dati and Nicolas Sarkozy

Dati, 44, is called “Rachida Barbie” because she doesn’t have a strong political culture.

The mistake was made while interview on the national Europe 1 radio station on Sunday.

Talking about overseas investment funds profiteering during a period of economic uncertainty, Rachida declared:  “I see some of them looking for returns of 20 or 25 per cent, at a time when fellatio is almost non-existent.”

Later, the politician apologized on her Facebook site. “This kind of thing happens if you speak too quickly on this kind of programe.”

“It is unfortunate that this is the only political message that has been received on such a serious subject.”

Moreover, due to her inability to do her job, the politician was fired last year from President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government.

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Carla Bruni reveals a private conversation with Michelle Obama

The book was written by journalists Michael Darmon and Yves Derai who claim that this was a collaboration with Carla Bruni.

Carla Bruni describes herself as demanding, spoilt, and selfish, says one of the French authors about the French First Lady.

She also gives extraordinary insight into her life as the wife of a leader – and her relationship with some of the most prominent figures in the world, including the American president.

“On the advice of the Obamas,”‘ she says, “We don’t read the papers in the morning any more.”

She does not speak to the American First Lady very often, she adds, but said that she likes her and “could be her friend.”

In response to the explosive claims that Michelle Obama told Carla Bruni that life as in the White House was “hell”, Mrs Obama’s spokesman slapped down the claims and the French Embassy in Washington also released a statement denying that Mrs. Obama ever said those words.

Also, the Elysee Palace has denied that Carla Bruni co-operated with the biography but journalists Michael Darmon and Yves Derai, who wrote the book, claim that this was indeed a collaboration with Ms Bruni.

Moreover, the Embassy claimed Ms Bruni “distances herself completely” from the book but a CBS News radio reporter in Paris wrote on his Twitter feed that the authors are standing by the quote.

White House correspondent Mark Knoller said the pair will not divulge their source, however.

He added: “I could see how living in the WH could be “hell” at times: no privacy, press scrutiny, always on display.”

“Even so, they ALL love it here.”

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Vladimir Putin has no mobile phone and never responds to the phone

Vladimir Putin

During the meeting with employees Norilski Nickel, Putin stunned the audience by declaring that he has no mobile phone. “I do not own a phone, do not use something like this,” Putin said after someone asked him what brand of phone he has.

“If I had had a phone it would ring constantly. In addition, I never respond to the phone I have at home,” said Putin. Unlike Putin, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is passionate about next-generation technologies he became the first owner of the iPhone 4G in Russia.

Presidents’ habits

Barack Obama, 49-years-old

USA President

After having one of the most pubicized presidential campaigns of all time, Barack Obama went from senator to the 44th President of the United States while remaining a devoted father and husband.

However, Barack Obama shocked the White House staff with his working habits. Obama begins his working day two hours later than his predecessors, takes off jacket during the meetings and frequently enters into the rooms of his staff members.

Barack Obama wakes up later at 06.45, visits the gym to do exercises, has a breakfast with his family and helps his daughters to prepare for the school. Only after that he comes to the Oval Office at about 09.30.

When the White House released its first picture of the president at work in the Oval Office, there he was in his shirt sleeves. The White House was shocked when they saw the President coatless in the Oval Office. All were surprised that the President allows the staff to wear free and easy. He has different relations with his staff than his predecessor.

His press secretary Robert Gibbs confessed that Obama wandered into the press secretary’s office and caught him with his feet propped up on the desk.

Obama tried to quit smoking several times over the years and has used nicotine replacement therapy. However in June 2010, during a congratulatory phone call to president-elect Benigno Aquino of the Philippines, Obama told Aquino that he had quit and would offer advice on how to stop smoking when Aquino was himself ready for that step.

Besides all these, President Obama’s wife Michelle has revealed what her husband’s most annoying habit is – tennis.

The US first lady admitted that when they play, it is her husband who usually wins.

She said: “He beats me quite often. That gets to be pretty annoying.”

Mrs Obama was asked about the president’s flaws by TV host Jay Leno on his show.

At first, she sarcastically said he has none.

“He’s perfect,” she quipped.

But then she admitted it was their battles on the tennis court that got her peeved.

 

Vladimir Putin, 57-years-old

Russian Prime Minister

Two times President and currently Prime Minister. There are rumors saying that he will candidate again for the next presidential campaign (yes, Russian Constitution allows that). Now, that’s a long career as a lead of state!

Vladimir Putin trials a GPS device on his dog Koni.

Putin owns a black Labrador Retriever named Koni, who has been known to accompany him into staff meetings and greeting world leaders.

One of Putin’s favorite sports is the martial art of judo. Putin began training in sambo (a martial art that originated in the Soviet Union) at the age of 14, before switching to judo, which he continues to practice today. He is the President of the Yawara Dojo, the same Saint Petersburg dojo he practiced at when young.

In July 2010 Putin appeared at a Russian-Ukrainian Orthodox Bikers festival in Sevastopol, Ukraine riding a Harley-Davidson tricycle. The high council of Russian bikers movements unanimously voted to elevate him into a Hells Angel range with the nickname of Abaddon.

The nickname is probably influenced by angel of death and destruction Abadonna in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita novel.

Vladimir Putin is also known to be flying airplanes. He co-piloted a plane over burning forests, releasing 24 tons of water on a blaze — all without any formal pilot training.

Putin, wearing a blue shirt and jeans, boarded a Russian-built Be-200 amphibious aircraft as a passenger for a flight over the Ryazan region.

But he later went into the cockpit and sat in the co-pilot’s seat, holding the throttle and pushing a button to dump 24 tons of water on forest fires about 200 kilometers southeast of Moscow.

Footage on Channel One television showed Putin hitting the button and asking the pilot, “Was that OK?”

The pilot replied, “A direct hit!”

Vladimir also likes outside sports, like skiing, running and swimming but also like fishing.

 

Nicolas Sarkozy, 55-years-old

French President

Named the 68th best-dressed person in the world by Vanity Fair, alongside David Beckham and Brad Pitt, Nicolas Sarkozy has also been named as the third worst-dressed person in the world by GQ.

Sarkozy is reported by Reuters to be sensitive about his height (believed to be 5 ft 5in or 5 ft 6in, 165 cm). He has been noted as wearing substantially heeled shoes and standing on hidden platforms, while the French media have pointed out that Carla Bruni frequently wears flats when in public with him.

In 2009, this was the subject of a political row, when a worker at a factory where Sarkozy gave a speech said she was asked to stand next to him because she was of a similar height (this story was corroborated by some union officials). The president’s office called the accusation “completely absurd and grotesque”, while the Socialist Party mocked his fastidious preparation.

 

Silvio Berlusconi, 73-year-old

Italian Prime Minister

Most of tabloid’s attention refers to his bedroom habits. The Italian prime minister, who is estimated to be worth $8 billion, had been married for 19 years with his second wife Veronica Lario, who in May, this year, reached an out-of-court divorce settlement by which she will get to keep the luxurious Milanese Villa Belvedere in Macherio, valued at $105 million, where she lives with the couple’s three children.

The 73-year-old Silvio Berlusconi attended the 18th birthday party of a Neapolitan underwear model who called him “Papi.” Veronica Lario, his 53-year-old ex-wife, said that she could no longer stay married to a man who “consorted with minors.”

Noemi Letizia, the 18-year-old who became famous for saying that she called Berlusconi “Papi” (“daddy”), told Corriere del Mezzogiorno in April that she wanted to be a showgirl, but added: “Politics interests me, too.” Was she perhaps after a seat in the regional assembly? “I prefer to stand for the Chamber,” she replied blithely. “Papi Silvio will take care of it.”

Berlusconi’s Rome residence, his own “White House”, is most famous for the bedroom with “Putin’s bed” where Berlusconi was caught on tape directing a paid escort to wait for him while he showered.

Last summer, Italians were bombarded with nude photos from the prime minister’s Sardinian parties and taped conversations between the prime minister and a notable escort who recorded their post-coital conversations on her cell phone.

One reason for all these could be a compulsive need to be loved. “I do everything in my power to make myself loved,” he explained to reporters.

 

Other heads of states have some intriguing way of being or manifesting the power.

Thus, the Romanian President, Traian Basescu, 58-years-old, is well known for his drinking problems and for taking some phisical measures against his people or even children (!!!).

In 2006, after the Steaua Bucharest football team qualified in the UEFA Cup semifinals, Traian Basescu, invited the team to a Bucharest restaurant to celebrate the victory. During the festivities he was filmed drinking a glass of champagne alongside Gigi Becali, the controversial owner of the team, yet after the celebration he drove his own car home.

The media accused him of defying the Romanian legislation, which considers driving under the influence either a summary or a criminal offense, depending on blood alcohol levels. Asked about the events, Basescu declined a direct answer, accused the media of exaggerating and refused further comment on the incident.

 

Hugo Chávez, 56-years-old, the President of Venezuela, has become increasingly open to discussing his religious views, stating that both his faith and his interpretation of Jesus’ personal life and ideology have had a profound impact on his left-wing and progressivist views. He often invokes God and asks for prayer in speeches, as he did when he asked Venezuelans to pray for Fidel Castro’s health.

He describes himself as Christian who grew up expecting to become a priest. According to him, as a result of this background his socialist policies have been borne with roots in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Bristol Palin to join “Dancing With the Stars”

Miss Palin, 19, would debut on the 11th season of “Dancing with the Stars” which is set to premiere on September 20 on ABC.

Palin, 19, would follow in the reality TV footsteps of her former fiance, Levi Johnston, whose small-screen adventure involves running for political office in Alaska.

Moreover, there were no comments on the presence of Bristol Palin on the show or not, the line up being officially announced next Monday, informs the network.

It’s important to mention that “Dancing with the Stars” was the second-biggest show on TV last season, behind “American Idol,” averaging about 20 million viewers.

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Report claims that Prince William and his fiance Kate Middleton broke up

America’s Globe magazine wrote that the two split after they accused each other of cheating. “The bust-up was really the work of Prince Charles’ wife Camilla,” a source said. “Her scheming tore them apart.”

“Kate is troubled by the disrespectful behavior William has shown her over the last seven years,” blabbed one insider. “Kate and Wills had just returned from a romantic vacation in the Caribbean four years ago, and a picture of Wills kissing [British pop star] Natasha Hamilton was published in nearly every paper in Britain.

“All of Kate’s friends and family saw it. It was devastating for her! “He didn’t even try to be discreet. That’s what upset Kate most – she thought William was being blatantly disrespectful to her, and she’s still haunted by that photo today.

“And to make matters worse, Kate is now being warned by royal courtiers that she must be prepared for William to follow in his philandering father’s footsteps — and take a mistress. ‘It won’t be IF he does, my dear,’ Kate was told by one of Queen Elizabeth’s advisers. ‘It will be WHEN he does — and then you must simply turn a blind eye.’

“Kate’s been briefed on all matters of royal protocol – how she’s expected to behave in public, what to wear, even when to smile and when to look serious. “But when she was informed that her future husband would undoubtedly cheat on her, she felt physically ill. Now she… doesn’t want to go ahead with the wedding!”

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Bill O’Reilly makes another remarks about the photo shoot made by Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber

According to some reports, O’Reilly instead of talking about important issues about the country, he makes remarks which lead to controversy and self publicity. The subject was the photo shoot made by Justin Bieber with Kim Kardashian for the Elle magazine and the age gap between the two, which is ‘inappropriate’.

The show host jokes about Kim being 42 instead of 29, and that Bieber, 16, looks like Ringo Starr’. “I wanted to be a baseball player [when I was 16]. I didn’t want to hang around with Kim Kardashian…I had a baseball bat and a bat and [a pair of] ice skates! That’s what I was doing… if a 16-year-old girl was pictured with a 29-year-old man in any of that, he’d be in big trouble.”

Besides, Margaret Hoover said: “I think it’s gross. It’s a 16-year-old having an affair with a celebutante!”

Jennifer Aniston fires back at Bill O’Reilly

Jennifer Aniston told People: “Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth.

And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who’ve not yet found their Bill O’Reilly, I’m just glad science has provided a few other options.”

Currently starring in The Switch, a movie about a woman who gets pregnant using a sperm donor, Jennifer Aniston told reporters that women no longer have to wait for the perfect guy to start a family.

“Women are realizing it more and more, knowing that they don’t have to settle with a man just to have that child,” the actress told reporters. “Love is love and family is what is around you and who is in your immediate sphere.”

Last week, on his Fox News show, The O’Reilly Factor, the host called the Aniston’s comments “destructive to our society,” and accused her of “diminishing the role of the dad.”

“Dads bring a psychology to children that is in this society, I believe, under-emphasized,” he said. “I think men get hosed all day long in the parental arena.”

Bill O’Reilly said Jennifer Aniston is destructive to society

“Times have changed and we do have so many options these days, as opposed to our parents’ days when you can’t have children because you waited too long.”

But her statement seems to disturb some Fox News people like Bill O’Reilly that declared: “She’s throwing the message out to 12- and 13-year-olds, ‘Hey you don’t need a guy. You don’t need a dad.’, That is destructive to our society.”

Moreover, Gretchen Carlson from Fox added: “She is glamorizing single parenthood.”