Friday, 11 May 2012

Canada's New $20 Bill Shows Twin Towers, Pornographic Images, Focus Groups Say

Canadian 20 Bill Twin Towers Naked WomenSome Canadians are balking at a preliminary redesign of the country's $20 bill, saying it's "too pornographic" and has an image that too closely resembles the Word Trade Center Twin Towers, according to a focus group study commissioned by the Bank of Canada.
The Bank of Canada unveiled the tentative look of its new $20 polymer note last Wednesday in Ottawa, CTV News reports.

Obama Continues Gay Marriage Push At George Clooney-Hosted Fundraiser

By JIM KUHNHENN 05/11/12 06:08 AM ET AP

Obama George Clooney
LOS ANGELES -- President Barack Obama is turning his attention back to the economy after a day spent raising millions of dollars for his campaign and riding a media wave on his newly declared support for same-sex marriage.
Obama was to promote housing policies to help homeowners avoid foreclosure in a quick visit Friday to struggling Nevada, which ranks second in the nation in foreclosed homes and has the highest unemployment in the country.
Obama won in Nevada in his 2008 presidential election. But the economy presents new challenges as well as an opportunity for his Republican rival, Mitt Romney.
Four years ago, Nevada was economically reeling from the recession and Obama and union allies seized on the anxiety to mobilize voters and win the state. Today, the Nevada is still in dire straits and the economy belongs to the president.