Photo from tumblr.thedailywh.atTheir looks were disarming: teenage twin girls with long blond hair, bright blue eyes, sweetly singing in their pop-folk band Prussian Blue. But their songs-with lyrics praising skinheads and racism-fueled plenty of outrage.
Lynx and Lamb Gaede landed in the limelight after appearing on ABC Primetime in October 2005. In the interview-interspersed with clips of the duo playing at pro-White conferences, being home schooled by their mom, and hanging out at their grandfather's Swastika-branded cattle ranch-the girls deny the Holocaust and explain why they're happy to sing about White Separatism.
"We're proud of being white, we want to keep being white," then 12-year-old Lynx told ABC. "We want our people to stay white... we don't want to just be, you know, a big muddle. We just want to preserve our race."
Their mom, April, defended what she taught her daughters. "All children pretty much espouse their parents attitudes. If they were Christians, they would be maybe singing Christian rock
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Former neo-nazi teen singers distance themselves from their Prussian Blue past: "My sister and I are pretty liberal now"By Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Mon, Jul 18, 2011 10:03 PM EDT
Photo from tumblr.thedailywh.atTheir looks were disarming: teenage twin girls with long blond hair, bright blue eyes, sweetly singing in their pop-folk band Prussian Blue. But their songs-with lyrics praising skinheads and racism-fueled plenty of outrage.Read More »from Former neo-nazi teen singers distance themselves from their Prussian Blue past: "My sister and I are pretty liberal now"
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 15, 2011 11:02 PM EDT
The August 2 deadline for deciding whether to increase the federal debt ceiling is approaching, and members of congress are digging in their heels.Read More »from The debt ceiling and the deficit: What you need to know
Democrats warn that increasing the limit to the amount of debt our country can carry is essential in order to keep our economy from collapsing. Republicans insist that they won't agree to raise the debt limit unless Democrats agree to make huge spending cuts and not increase taxes. If we don't increase the debt ceiling soon, we might be in default, which would ruin the country's credit rating, economists caution. "We are obviously running out of time," President Barack Obama said in a press conference earlier today.
But tax increases and budget cuts actually have no bearing on the debt limit. Neither does the size of government, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, balancing the budget, lowering taxes, increasing income, or reducing the deficit. It seems odd, given that all of those things have to do with money and government spending, but
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Power Your Future – Thu, Jul 14, 2011 8:43 PM EDT
Photo: ThinkstockThe University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie School of Management is offering a full scholarship worth $37,240 to the MBA program applicant with the best answer to their essay question. The catch: The answer must be in the form of a tweet, 140 characters or less.Read More »from Planning on an MBA? Your tweet could be worth $37,000
Think of it as a chance for a prospective MBA student to hone his or her elevator pitch, says Jodi Schafer, Tippie's director of admissions and financial aid. "That's sort of the power statement you need to sell yourself quickly and concisely, the way you have to sell yourself quickly and concisely in business," she told Yahoo! Shine.
The question is pretty straight forward: "What makes you an exceptional Tippie Full-Time MBA candidate and future MBA hire? Creativity Encouraged!" But crafting a 140-character answer is harder than it looks. (In fact, this paragraph itself is twice as long as the answer can be.)
So how are you supposed to sell yourself succinctly without selling yourself short? Schafer offered a tip: Just like on
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Wed, Jul 13, 2011 7:56 PM EDT
Photo from Facebook.com/NetflixYesterday, Netflix sent out a little letter to its streaming-video-plus-DVD subscribers: Your $9.99 a month service is going up by 60 percent.Read More »from Netflix raises its rates: Is the convenience worth the higher price?
If you were only signed up for the $7.99 per month unlimited streaming video plan, nothing has changed. But for those who thought they were getting a bargain by bundling in DVDs by mail will now have to pay for the DVD service separately. It'll cost another $7.99 per month to have one DVD out at a time, bringing the total cost to $15.98 per month. The new price structure takes effect September 1.
"We are separating unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming into separate plans to better reflect the costs of each and to give our members a choice: a streaming only plan, a DVD only plan or the option to subscribe to both," Jessie Becker, vice president of marketing for Netflix, wrote on the company's blog.
People weren't pleased by the price hike. As of this afternoon, nearly 7,500 people had left comments on Netflix's blog and there were
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Tue, Jul 12, 2011 8:15 PM EDT
The News of the World voicemail-hacking scandal seemed confined to the United Kingdom at first-until we learned that reporters from the now-defunct newspaper tried to access the phone records of people who died in the 9/11 attacks.Read More »from How to protect your voicemail from being hacked? Change your password. Really, it's that simple.
A former New York policeman (who now works as a private investigator) came forward recently, saying that News of the World employees had offered to pay him in exchange for providing phone numbers of 9/11 victims and a list of calls they made just before the World Trade Center's twin towers fell.
"This investigator is used by a lot of journalists in America and he recently told me that he was asked to hack into the 9/11 victims' private phone data," a source told The Mirror. "He said that the journalists asked him to access records showing the calls that had been made to and from the mobile phones belonging to the victims and their relatives. His presumption was that they wanted the information so they could hack into the relevant voicemails, just like it
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Tue, Jul 12, 2011 6:53 PM EDT
A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics point to the possibility of a higher risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD) and learning disabilities in kids who are often exposed to secondhand smoke.Read More »from Secondhand smoke linked to higher risk of ADHD, learning disorders in kids
Using 2007 data from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, researchers form the Harvard School of Public Health and the Tobacco Free research Institute in Dublin, Ireland, estimated than almost 5 million children age 12 or younger are exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes.
Eight percent of those children-more than a quarter million-had learning disabilities, ADHD, or other behavioral disorders; compared to children whose parents didn't smoke, those exposed to second-hand smoke "had a 50 percent increased risk of developing two or more childhood neurobehavioral disorders compared with children who were not exposed at home," CNN reported. According to the study,children age 9 to 11 living in high poverty
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Mon, Jul 11, 2011 8:36 PM EDT
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Parenting – Fri, Jul 8, 2011 11:22 PM EDT
Lori Richards of Daytona Beach, Florida, protests the Casey Anthony verdict in Orlando on July 7. Sentenced to four years in jail for lying to law enforcement, but credited for her good behavior and the time she's already spent behind bars, Anthony is due to be released from prison on July 13. (Photo: Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images) After Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, Michelle Crowder of Durant, Oklahoma, decided that she had to do something.Read More »from Caylee's Law: Petition to make it a felony to fail to report a missing child gains momentum
"To be honest, I was sickened and angered by the verdict," she told CNN. "I have been watching the trial on TV here and there and felt in my heart that Casey Anthony was guilty, and when I found out it took her a full 31 days to report Caylee's disappearance, and the things she did during those 31 days, I got upset and felt she should be held accountable for that."
"Even if she is truly not guilty for the murder, not being punished for failing to report Caylee's disappearance is wrong," Crowder added.
So the mother of two took matters into her own hands. That evening, she started a petition asking the U.S. government to make it a felony to fail to report a child's disappearance within 24 hours. "I was raised to stand up for what I believe in, and that's what I am doing," Crowder, whose 10-year-old and 7-year-old daughters
- Lylah M. Alphonse, Senior Editor, Yahoo! Shine | Work + Money – Fri, Jul 8, 2011 8:35 PM EDT
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