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Foreign Journalists and Cameramen Were Deported From Fiji After Mocking Fiji's Government!


In 2009, the Fiji Daily Post didn’t take kindly to suppression of the media from their Secretary of Department.

When told they had to quit posting negative political articles in their media, they took to satire to fire back.

With stories such as “Man Gets On Bus” and “Breakfast As Usual”, the Fiji Daily held protest through their work by mocking the government.

The Fiji Daily also printed mass copies of newspapers that had large blank spots where political articles would have gone and completely stopped airing their Fiji One evening program.

When this happened, the foreign journalists in Fiji were then called to step down at their positions. When refusing, Dorney and Aston were then deported from Fiji and the cameraman Matt Smith was banned from ever returning to Fiji.

The government stated that they breached their visa contracts by doing such.

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This mother bought a farm to save her sons' lives...and her sons were the Marx Brothers!


The Marx Brothers are comedy legends. The real life brothers was successful in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in motion pictures from 1905 to 1949.

Five of the Marx Brothers' thirteen feature films were selected by the American Film Institute (AFI) as among the top 100 comedy films, with two of them in the top twelve.

The brothers were included in AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars list of the most significant screen legends, the only performers to be inducted collectively.

During World War I, anti-German sentiments were common, and the family tried to conceal its German origin. During this time, Groucho discontinued his "German" stage personality.

After learning that farmers were excluded from the draft rolls, mother Minnie purchased a 27-acre poultry farm near Countryside, Illinois, and made the brothers work on it.

The brothers soon discovered that farming was not for them. Still, farming in your home country beats running away to Canada!

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Activia was sued by the FDA for falsely claiming to be a health food


Health foods claim all kinds of things, and people are starting to question just how valid these claims are.

For example, in 2006, a European regulation demanded that health food companies come up with the scientific evidence to back their labeling and advertising.

Member states were asked to submit health claims from manufacturers who had to wait for the approval of the European Food Safety Authority. Most of the time, EFSA rejects companies' claims due to the lack of scientific evidence.

The yogurt Activa by Dannon has been advertised as a health food, and it's gotten blowback from that. The company withdrew its health claims about Activa in Europe after negative feedback.

In the United States, the FDA pressed charges for false advertising around 2010. In that year, the Dannon Company settled and agreed to stop advertising that Activa improves motility unless it specifies that you need to eat three servings per day. Dannon therefore removed the words "clinically" and "scientifically proven" from Activia products.

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Sloths love trees so much, they will often keep hanging from them long after they die!


It best describes your lazy friend, a sin from the bible, and the animal that makes Kristin Bell burst out in joyous tears: it's the sloth.

These little guys are cute, especially when they decide that hanging out—literally—is the best comfort in the world. Of course, they keep the chill lifestyle alive, even when they are dead.

When Sloths actually decide to move, it's got to be for a really good reason.

They have a quarter as much muscle tissue as other animals in the similar weight range which means their slow and lazy looking movements aren't because they want to stop and smell the roses—they merely can't move any faster.

A three-toed sloth can usually top out to about 13 feet per minute if it's in immediate danger, and that's considered booking it.

They do everything from the safe branches of trees, hanging from them easily with their curved claws. They eat, sleep and give birth, and will unfortunately even die in the trees, remaining there long after expiration.

I suppose that is exactly where they would want to be anyway, since it's the closest thing to a home they have.

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Ever have a fantasy of getting back at the big banks? This guy went ahead and foreclosed on one!


Score one for the little guy.

In the tough economy people were losing their homes to the banks right and left as they were foreclosed on.

It seemed everyone was under the hills of the big banks and their outrageous mortgages, until one man stood up to them—and won. Sweet, poetic justice was the result.

In 2011, a couple received foreclosure papers on their home from Bank of America.

The funny thing was, they didn't owe a dime on it and managed to pay cash for it when they originally bought it. They took the bank to court with proof that they never had a mortgage bill to pay.

After judgment went to the side of the plaintiffs, calls and letters to the bank requesting the legal fees went unanswered.

The couple's attorney flipped the tables and did exactly what they bank wrongfully attempted—they foreclosed on the bank. They showed up to the bank with movers and a Sheriff's deputy and wouldn't allow the bank manager in until they signed over a check.

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