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Optimus Prime

Hello ladies and gentlemen here’s another blog form Aprilslife. So today Mason had brought one of his models to schools and to show everyone at Wesley what he had done over the summer. He originally wanted to bring his wolf Link model but he couldn’t he ended up bring Optimus Prime.school 058 It was bigger than I thought it would be. Mason had made it out of over 700 + individual cut and folded pieces of paper. He did cut it down to side from the original size. school 056 When he brought it in everyone wanted to look at it and take pictures of it.

school 054The parts were once moveable but in the end they were permanently put in that pose.school 055 The head is made of 90 pieces of paper. (don’t look it does it?)  So what do ya’ll think of Masons Optimus Prime? Please comment and tell me what you think. 🙂

Well it’s about time!!!!

Well it’s about time that Kate Middleton gave birth. The name hasn’t been relished yet but they had a boy and it weighs 8 pound 4 ounces. Everyone has been waiting anxiously for the baby’s arrival (or in my mom’s case for the baby’s gender to relished). I just hope the baby is ready because he’ll be the most photographed baby ever. So what is ya’ll take on Kate and William’s new bundle of joy? please comment and let me know but please no negative comments.

pippa middleton

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505266_162-57360864/pippa-middleton-to-paparazzi-back-off/Heres

Here’s another site for you guys to go to. Hope ya’ll enjoy. 🙂

Pippa Middleton Needs Prince Harry for Lovelorn Support

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Pippa Middleton has heard from Prince Harry since she broke up with Alex Loudon. Not surprising because the two have apparently become fast friends since both stole part of the show at the Royal Wedding. Sources say they regularly talk on the phone, reports Entertainment STV. So it would be very gentlemanly of Prince Harry to offer some firm, masculine support and consolation in Pippa’s lonely moments. If, of course, she needs such a thing.

Reports one unnamed source of Pippa Middleton: “Harry and Pippa have always had a close relationship and when he heard about the break-up he told her he’d be a shoulder to cry on if she needed it.” OK, that’s good to know.

The world’s royal-watchers and fans have been File:Pippa Middleton Prince Philip.jpgon the lookout for something to break—besides a casual brother-sister relationship—between Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton ever since a few sparks between them seemed to fly around the wedding and the endless chain of after-parties. But since then, not much.

Right now, the time is right, because both seem officially unattached. Of course, there is always George Percy, who once shared an apartment with Pippa and has family access to that famous “Hogwarts” castle. And always Chelsy Davy, in Harry’s background.

Meanwhile, friends say Pippa Middleton is doing just fine, with or without Prince Harry’s shoulder. She was recently spotted ice skating with a blond friend. Was that George? Sounds as if Pippa is ok.

© Cindy Kroiss – Gather Inc. 2011

 

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It’s a girl! British royal succession rules to change

http://news.yahoo.com/girl-british-royal-succession-rules-change-104444789.html

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) – Centuries of British royal discrimination came to an end Friday after Commonwealth leaders agreed to drop rules that give sons precedence as heir to the throne and bar anyone in line for the crown from marrying a Roman Catholic.

The 16 countries that have Queen Elizabeth as their monarch agreed to the changes put forward by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had called the rules of succession outdated.

“The idea that a younger son should become monarch instead of an elder daughter simply because he is a man, or that a future monarch can marry someone of any faith except a Catholic, this way of thinking is at odds with the modern countries that we’ve all become,” Cameron told reporters.

The agreement came on the sidelines of a Commonwealth summit presided over by the Queen in the remote west Australian city of Perth.

Current succession rules dating back to 1688 and 1700 were designed to ensure a Protestant monarchy, and bar anyone in line to the throne from marrying a Catholic.

Only a Catholic link is barred. There are no restrictions on marrying members of other religions or atheists.

The rules have their roots in a turbulent period of English history dating back to Henry VIII’s break with Rome in the mid- 16th century. The laws were imposed at a time when Catholics were seen as a threat to the state.

However, the British monarch remains head of the Church of England.

The leaders also agreed to drop the practice of giving precedence to male over female heirs to the throne, regardless of age.

The issue has been brought into focus by this year’s wedding of Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, and Kate Middleton.

Without a change, their first son would eventually become king even if he had an older sister.

A group will now be set up to coordinate the necessary legislation for the changes.

 

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hello! how are ya’ll? I’m back! I just thought I’d post something else before I get for good tonight. Well, today was about the same as any other day for me.(boring) One thing I did do ,however,that I haven’t done in a while was go to the beach. I’m really not much of a swimmer, but today while I was doing some house work I got this eurge to go to the beach, so I did. Lets just say I had fun. I’m not sure if I’ll go back to the beach this summer, but hey you never right? 🙂

In other news…….I may be going to a wedding either in July or August I’m not really sure though, so that’s something to look forward to.

Well that’s it for today see ya’ll later. 🙂

Triple bombing kills 27 at Iraqi police station

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By YAHYA BARZANJI and LARA JAKES, Associated Press Yahya Barzanji And Lara Jakes, Associated Press 1 hr 34 mins ago

KIRKUK, Iraq – A triple bombing killed 27 people and wounded scores outside a police station Thursday, heightening tensions in a northern Iraqi city already on edge after a string of kidnappings and attacks against security officers.

The new violence adds to strain that already besets Kirkuk, a city that has long been plagued by ethnic squabbles over land and oil fields. Iraqi and U.S. officials long have feared Kirkuk and the disputed lands surrounding it — sandwiched between Arab villages and an autonomous Kurdish region — could destabilize the country if American forces leave at the end of this year on schedule.

“This shows there is no government in this country,” railed Ahmed Salih, 55, sitting next to a hospital bed where his 30-year-old son, Omar Ahmed, lay with bandages around his head and legs. “How such an incident can take place at the police station, where there is security, is nonsense.”

The first blast, a bomb stuck to a car in a parking lot in central Kirkuk, lured policemen out of their fortified headquarters to investigate around 9 a.m., said police Capt. Abdul Salam Zangana. Three minutes later, a second blast rocked the lot when a car packed with explosives blew up in the crowd of police.

“The boots of police officers were scattered at the scene,” said one a police officer, Ahmed Hamid, who survived the strike. “I saw a severed hand on the ground.”

The third bomb, planted on a road leading to a hospital, set cars and trucks ablaze when it exploded about 550 yards (500 meters) away less than an hour later. Zangana said it targeted a police patrol near a mosque.

In all, the blasts killed 27 — most of them police officers — and wounded at least 60 people, said provincial health director Siddiq Omar. Eyewitness Adnan Karim described the scene as “a chaos of terror and fear.”

Located 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Kirkuk has been an ethnic flashpoint for years among Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen, who each claim the oil-rich city as their own. Kirkuk’s two largest ethnic groups have their own competing security forces — the Arab national police and the predominantly Kurdish peshmerga forces — and that division has stoked tensions.

Within the last 10 days alone, police patrols in Kirkuk have been targeted in five roadside bombings and an Iraqi army base has been hit by two Kaytusha rockets, said city police Col. Sherzad Mofari.

In Mosul, another major city within the disputed territories, four Iraqi army soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb Thursday afternoon, a policeman said.

Also, Kirkuk kidnappers also killed a policeman and a Christian construction worker. The latter was dismembered after his attackers gave up on collecting the $100,000 random they had demanded.

Mofari blamed the violent upsurge on al-Qaida and its allies in Iraq, which seek to stir up Kirkuk’s tensions. “They are trying to keep this instability of security in the city for a long time,” he said.

American military commanders have long worried that the simmering fight over Kirkuk could provoke violence that could spread to the rest of the country. For the last several years, U.S. troops have worked to build partnerships between Iraqi army forces and the Kurdish security forces, known as peshmerga, to secure the swath of disputed lands that stretches over three northern Iraqi provinces — and over some of the world’s most lucrative oil reserves.

But as the U.S. troops withdraw, there is little indication the Kurdish-Arab partnerships will hold, and officials gloomily predict they could return to violence if the Americans leave as scheduled on Dec. 31.

In February, for example, the Kurdish government sent thousands of peshmerga around Kirkuk, claiming to be protecting the city from planned demonstrations that might turn violent. But the incursion scared Arab and Turkomen residents, who called it a thinly veiled attempt to surround Kirkuk with Kurdish forces. The peshmerga pulled back a few weeks later and the crisis passed without bloodshed.

In Baghdad, lawmakers are still haggling over rules for taking a national census that that would determine Kirkuk’s residency — and therefore which ethnic group can rightfully claim power — trying to shape the eligibility requirements to best suit their constituents.

Hours after the bombings, the U.N. envoy to Iraq, Ad Melkert, called on all sides to quickly settle the disputes to prove that Iraqi leaders want to ensure security and stability across the country. The U.N. has been working with Kirkuk’s leaders for years to settle the dispute over the territory and get the census taken, but few believe it will be resolved any time soon.

At one hospital where victims were taken, some said they were close to giving up hope.

“This is because of carelessness of security,” said Awaz Kamal, 45, crying as she watched her son, policeman Saman Salih, being prepared for an operation to remove shrapnel from his stomach.

Around them, bloodied and bandaged victims lay on the floor, because the beds were already filled with patients.

Then a police truck pulled into the hospital driveway with four bodies lying motionless in the truck bed. It was not clear whether they were alive or dead.

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Jakes reported from Baghdad. Associated Press writers Hamid Ahmed and Rebecca Santana also contributed.

Pippa Middleton: Global sensation

http://royalwedding.yahoo.com/blogs/pippa-middleton-global-sensation-8831

by Claudine Zap, Buzz LogTue, May 3, 2011 9:19 PM GMT+00:00

The royal wedding didn’t just launch Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge into the spotlight. The extravaganza watched around the world made her younger sister Pippa, also decked out in a stunning white Alexander McQueen dress, into an overnight celebrity.

[ Photos: Pippa dazzles in her maid of honor dress ]

The Daily Mail called the famous maid of honor “the world’s most eligible woman” and sites like BauerGriffinOnline.com have dedicated galleries to her scene-stealing green engagement dress. Even Pippa’s backside gained fame on Facebook. Searches on Yahoo! have soared since the wedding: Fans of Pippa wanted to see “pippa middleton photos,” “pippa middleton dress.” They hope for a romance between “pippa middleton and prince harry” despite the fact that she’s already dating Prince William’s friend, retired cricket star Alex Loudon. She and Loudon, now a banker, have been together since December.

Those who know Pippa, officially Philippa Charlotte Middleton, would not be surprised by her sudden celebrity. Born in 1983 and raised in Bucklebury, Berkshire, the tanner of the two sisters easily outshone her older sibling when the two children attended the girls’ boarding school Downe House. According to Katie Nicholl, author of “The Making of a Royal Romance,” “Pippa was the more beautiful of the two of them at that age. But Catherine was more determined, which seemed to set her apart.”

Pippa followed her 14-year-old sister to the prep school Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England, where Nicholl wrote of the sisters, “They were both pretty and very close…they were tall and slim, lean and athletic.”

[Photos: Striking photos of Pippa Middleton]

The middle Middleton attended Edinburgh University in Scotland where she earned her degree in English, and then joined the family’s business, Party Pieces.

Plum Sykes observed in the Daily Mail that Pippa gets all of the fun of being close to the monarchy minus any of the “bad bits.” Adding, “Pippa is the luckiest one of all. She gets all the right sort of attention from men, fashion designers, hostesses and things, and doesn’t have any of the duties.”

[Photos: Pippa’s best looks]

The stunner was named Tatler magazine’s No.1 society singleton in 2008. She is also a good shot: In the same year the multi-talented Middleton bagged 23 birds, including duck, pheasant, and partridge, while on a weekend holiday in Scotland.

Pippa may also have paved the way for her sister’s chic engagement look. The fashionista was photographed backstage at an Issa show wearing the designer’s wrap dress, similar to the look Kate later wore to announce her plans to marry Prince William.

With Pippa’s prospects looking so good, she may soon be donning the Issa dress to make an announcement of her own.

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