You can be sure that when vast amounts of money move in a particular direction, somewhere, somehow, a powerful person, or group of powerful people, have made an important decision about something :: Read the full article »»»»
Culpo, a brunette from Rhode Island, was chosen by a 10-judge panel from 89 contestants representing countries ranging from India to Kosovo and Britain.
Miss Philippines, 23-year-old Janine Tugonon, was the runner-up and 21-year-old Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, came third after the top five answered brief questions posed by the judges.
In fourth place was 22-year-old Australian Renae Ayris, a dancer from Perth, and Miss Brazil, 24-year-old Gabriela Markus, came fifth.
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Four time bankrupt, property tycoon and television character Donald Trump – as expected – has ended his fake U.S. Presidential campaign. We are all clearly upset at this – shocked indeed – Trumps campaign had such promise! Many believe that Trump’s presidential mutterings were just hot air from the get go, a bid for ratings or publicity or whatever feeds Trump’s Vegas-sized ego. Is it truly coincidence that his announcement times in nicely with his Television Show?
The main force behind Trump’s pull-out wasn’t his slip in the polls, or the roasting he got at the most recent White House Correspondents Dinner – The Donald wasn’t amused – nor even a stinging butt whipping by the head of the Republican National Committee. No, insiders are saying that none of this mattered.
“He talked to some very high level pollsters and campaign managers about potentially working with him, and they turned him down,” says republican strategist Ford O’Connell.
So who wins out of this deal? Trump. The monetary value of all the publicity he got as the media took him seriously – the unreal possibility that he would run for president – media hung on his every outlandish word, turning Trump briefly into a real possibility. Trump’s main concern through this side show was whether his name was spelled correctly.
Trumps Long Winded Statement:
After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.
I want to personally thank the millions of Americans who have joined the various Trump grassroots movements and written me letters and e-mails encouraging me to run. My gratitude for your faith and trust in me could never be expressed properly in words. So, I make you this promise: that I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politician’s thoughts. My ability to bring important economic and foreign policy issues to the forefront of the national dialogue is perhaps my greatest asset and one of the most valuable services I can provide to this country. I will continue to push our President and the country’s policy makers to address the dire challenges arising from our unsustainable debt structure and increasing lack of global competitiveness. Issues, including getting tough on China and other countries that are methodically and systematically taking advantage of the United States, were seldom mentioned before I brought them to the forefront of the country’s conversation. They are now being debated vigorously. I will also continue to push for job creation, an initiative that should be this country’s top priority and something that I know a lot about. I will not shy away from expressing the opinions that so many of you share yet don’t have a medium through which to articulate.
I look forward to supporting the candidate who is the most qualified to help us tackle our country’s most important issues and am hopeful that, when this person emerges, he or she will have the courage to take on the challenges of the Office and be the agent of change that this country so desperately needs.
Thank you and God Bless America!
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