Millionaires receiving Farm Subsidies include Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Quincy Jones, and Ted Turner

Wealthy celebrities including Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Quincy Jones and Ted Turner have received federal subsidies, according to “Subsidies of the Rich and Famous,” a new report from the office of Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified several individuals receiving farm payments “whose professions had nothing to do with farming or agricultur[e],” says the report. These individuals include real-estate developer Maurice Wilder, a “part-owner of a professional sports franchise [who] received total of more than $200,000 in farm program payments in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006.”

The report also says millionaires Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Ted Turner have collected farm subsidies.

“These individuals include Scottie Pippen and Ted Turner, respectively. Millionaires also receive state tax breaks on farm land. For example, Jon Bon Jovi paid property taxes of only $100 last year on his extensive real estate holdings in New Jersey that he uses to raise bees. At the same time, Bruce Springsteen received farm subsidies because he leases his property to an organic farmer,” the report explains. Read More:

Dutch Medical Association seeks Assisted Suicide for lonely and poor people

Mississippi is not alone in the modern debate over the sanctity of life. More than 4,000 miles away, the Netherlands is caught up in its own controversy over a proposal from the Dutch Medical Association (KNMG) to expand the definition of who may qualify for assisted suicide — including for the first time such nonmedical factors as loneliness and financial struggles.

“Many older people have various afflictions that are not actually life-threatening but do make them vulnerable,” wrote the KNMG in a ten-year study report published in October.

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Do Einstein’s Laws Prove Ghosts Exist?

Every night, amateur ghost-hunting groups across the country head out into abandoned warehouses, old buildings and cemeteries to look for ghosts. They often bring along electronic equipment that they believe helps them locate ghostly energy.

Despite years of efforts by ghost hunters on TV and in real life, we still do not have good proof that ghosts are real. Many ghost hunters believe that strong support for the existence of ghosts can be found in modern physics. Specifically, that Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientific minds of all time, offered a scientific basis for the reality of ghosts.

A recent Google search turned up nearly 8 million results suggesting a link between ghosts and Einstein’s work covering the conservation of energy. This assertion is repeated by many top experts in the field. For example, ghost researcher John Kachuba, in his book “Ghosthunters” (2007, New Page Books), writes, “Einstein proved that all the energy of the universe is constant and that it can neither be created nor destroyed. … So what happens to that energy when we die? If it cannot be destroyed, it must then, according to Dr. Einstein, be transformed into another form of energy. What is that new energy? … Could we call that new creation a ghost?”

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Dental Visits May Provide Health Benefits Beyond Your Teeth: Study Says

Regular dental visits may do more than keep your chompers shiny. New research suggests that getting your teeth professionally cleaned and scraped or “scaled” just once may help reduce the risk for heart attack and stroke.

Researchers looked at more than 100,000 adults in the Taiwan national health insurance database — half of whom had never had their teeth scaled and half of whom had.

They found that those who had undergone at least one cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist in their lifetime had a 24-percent lower risk of heart attack and a 13-percent lower risk of stroke compared to those who had never gone. The association was particularly pronounced among those who sought a scaling — the full cleaning and scraping process — at least once a year.

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Iran missile development commander killed in explosion

An explosion at a Revolutionary Guard base in Iran killed a senior commander in charge of the country’s missile development programme, the authorities have said, prompting speculation Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service was involved.

Brigadier General Hassan Moghaddam was said to be “responsible for industrial research aimed at ensuring self-sufficiency of the Revolutionary Guards’ armaments”, a coded way of confirming reports that he was responsible for its missile inventory.

The authorities claimed the explosion was caused by an accident which happened as ammunition was being moved, but the high-profile status of its main victim will add to speculation that it was an act of sabotage aimed at the country’s nuclear weapons programme.

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The amateur YouTube stars making families over $100,000 from their hilarious home videos

Film-makers swear by the adage never work with children or animals.

But home videos of giggling babies, cute kittens and sneezing pandas are earning thousands for families on the internet.

A 58-second clip of two young brothers has helped net their family more than £100,000 after it was watched 386million times.

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Man offers to help stranger carry heavy TV in the street… then realises it’s his

A Delaware man thought he was doing the right thing when he offered help to a man struggling to carry a big TV – until he recognised it as his own.

The Wilmington man, who was coming home for lunch Wednesday, also saw that his door was open, and confronted the alleged burglar.

When the suspect took off, the homeowner chased after him and called 911.

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Porn star Sasha Grey visits elementary school to do story time with first graders

She is one of the adult film world’s most bankable stars, winning accolades for her orgasms.

But prolific porn actress Sasha Grey has caused a storm of controversy after she was invited to an elementary school to read to first and third grade students, some as young as seven.

The X-rated star, who has been called the Kobe Bryant of porn, visited Emerson Elementary School in Compton, California as a celebrity guest reader earlier this month.

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Vaccine that could end the misery of acne for millions of teenagers

It is a condition that blights the lives of millions of teenagers and young adults.

Now scientists have made a breakthrough in the hunt for something of a medical holy grail – a treatment for acne.

A vaccine which promises to halt a key cause of the unsightly and painful condition could be available within as little as five years, they say.

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