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  • (804 posts) I guess, our time is running-out , the time to spend with Facebook is running-out, now that it is mandatorily implementing the Timeline Lay-Out! So, all our social networking activities will be redirected to Google Share, Friendster Stream, Yahoo! Profile and watch-out for other Social Networking sites that will be coming out soon to fill the vaccum to be left-out by Facebook! We love the current look and presentation of Facebook(the look and feel of Google Share, Friendster Stream and Yahoo! Profile similarly). But since it is implementing a mandatory Timeline implementation instead of optional, we can do nothing but to decline!activities will be redirected to Google Share, Friendster Stream, Yahoo! Profile and watch-out for other Social Networking sites that will be coming out soon to fill the vaccum to be left-out by Facebook! We love the current look and presentation of Facebook(the look and feel of Google Share, Friendster Stream and Yahoo! Profile similarly). But since it is implementing a mandatory Timeline implementation instead of optional, we can do nothing but to decline!

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Facebook is PUSHING It’s Luck! Facebook forces Timeline; tips to hide users’ past
Facebook forces users to switch to Timeline, making their pasts more visible
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook will start requiring people to switch to a new profile format known as Timeline, making photos, links and personal musings from the past much easier to find.

Timeline is essentially a scrapbook of your whole life on Facebook, compared with a snapshot of you today found on Facebook’s traditional profile page. Once activated, Timeline replaces the current profile.

Although some people have already voluntarily switched to Timeline, Facebook hadn’t made that mandatory. Beginning Tuesday, Facebook is telling some users that they have seven days to clean up their profiles before Timeline gets automatically activated. Facebook is rolling out the requirement to others over the next few weeks.

At some point, even those who haven’t logged on to Facebook in a while will be automatically switched.

Timeline doesn’t expose anything that wasn’t available for sharing in the past. Many of those older posts had always been available. People could get to them by continually hitting “Older Posts,” although most wouldn’t have bothered. Timeline allows people to jump to the older material more quickly.

Timeline also doesn’t necessarily reflect the fact that your circle of friends has likely expanded in recent years. A party photo you posted in 2008 to a small group of friends would be more visible to relatives, bosses and others you may have added as friends since then.

You’ll have a week to curate the Timeline by moving stuff around, hiding photos or featuring them more prominently on your page.

Some things to consider:

— You can change privacy settings on individual items to control who has access. You might want to narrow embarrassing photos to your closest friends or delete some posts completely, or at least hide them so only you can see them.

— You can change the date on a post. For example, if you took a few months to post photos from a trip to Portugal, you can move them to appear with other posts from the time you took that trip. You can also add where you were, retroactively using a location feature that Facebook hadn’t offered until recently.

— For major events in your life, you can click on a star to feature them more prominently. You can hide the posts you’d rather not showcase.

— Besides your traditional profile photo — your headshot — you can add what Facebook calls a cover photo. It’s the image that will splash across the top and can be a dog, a hobby or anything else that reflects who you are. Keep in mind the dimensions are more like a movie screen than a traditional photo, so a close-up portrait of your face won’t work well, but one of you lying horizontally will. But you don’t even have to be in it.

— You can add things before you joined Facebook, back to when you were born. Life events can include when you broke your arm and whom you were with then, or when you spoke your first word or got a tattoo. You can add photos from childhood or high school as well.

— If you feel overwhelmed with so many posts to go through, start with your older ones. Those are the ones you’d need to be most careful about because you had reason to believe only a few friends would see them.

— Click on Activity Log to see all of your posts at a glance and make changes to them one by one. Open Facebook in a new browser tab first, though. That way, you can have one tab for the log and the other for the main Timeline.
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What would you ask President Obama?

Tomorrow, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9:00 p.m. ET. During that speech, he’ll lay out his vision for an America where hard work and responsibility are rewarded, where everyone does their fair share, and where everyone is held accountable for what they do.

There is a range of ways to get involved with this year’s State of the Union address.

Immediately following the President’s speech on Tuesday, be sure to stay tuned to for a live panel featuring senior White House advisors answering your questions about the speech. Then, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, a group of policy experts and advisors to the President will sit down for Office Hours on Twitter — discussing the issues that matter to you and your community.

Finally, on Monday, January 30, President Obama will join the conversation in a special Google+ Hangout, a live multi-person video chat, from the White House.

Participating in the Hangout is easy — just visit the White House YouTube channel to submit your questions and vote for your favorites between now and January 28. A few participants will be chosen to join the President in the Google+ Hangout to ask their questions of the President live!

Check out to learn more about watching the enhanced State of the Union online and all the ways you can ask questions this week:

Here’s the full lineup — all times are ET.


9:00 p.m.: Watch the enhanced version of the speech that features graphics, data and stats that highlight the issues the President is discussing on Use the Twitter hashtag #SOTU to discuss the speech live.

10:00 p.m.: Immediately following the speech, pose your questions to a live panel at the White House. Senior advisors will answer your questions about the President’s address submitted via Twitter (use #WHChat and #SOTU), Facebook, Google+, and an in-person audience of Tweetup participants.

Wednesday Office Hours Schedule

All Day: Josh Earnest, Principal Deputy Press Secretary, answers your questions on Twitter (@jearnest44)

1:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Mark Zuckerman, Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council

3:00 p.m.: Office Hours with Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44), White House Communications Director

Thursday Office Hours Schedule

10:00 a.m. Veterans: Matt Flavin, White House Director of Veterans and Wounded Warrior Policy

11:00 a.m. LGBT: Miriam Vogel, White House Senior Policy Advisor and Gautam Raghavan, White House Associate Director for Public Engagement

12:00 p.m. Women: Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity and Avra Siegel, White House Deputy Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls

1:00 p.m. Seniors: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary

2:00 p.m. Latinos: Felicia Escobar, White House Senior Policy Advisor, Julie Rodriguez, White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and Luis Miranda, White House Director of Hispanic Media

4:00 p.m. Small Business Owners: Christine Koronides, Senior Advisor for Economic Policy, National Economic Council

5:00 p.m. African Americans: Danielle Gray, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy

6:00 p.m. Asian American Pacific Islanders: Chris Lu, Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary

TBD Youth: Administration official to be announced

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11:00 a.m. Foreign Policy: Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

12:00 p.m. Education: Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy

1:00 p.m. Health: Jeanne Lambrew, Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy and Nick Papas, Assistant Press Secretary

2:00 p.m. Energy: Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change and Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy Policy

3:00 p.m. Consumer Protections: Brian Deese, Deputy Director National Economic Council

4:00 pm The Economy: Jason Furman, Principal Deputy Director National Economic Council

5:00 p.m. Job Opportunities: Portia Wu, Senior Policy Advisor for Mobility and Opportunity Policy

6:00 p.m. Urban Issues: Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity

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I’m heading to Capitol Hill soon to deliver my third State of the Union address.

Before I go, I want to say thanks for everything you’re doing.

Tonight, we set the tone for the year ahead. I’m going to lay out in concrete terms the path we need to take as a country if we want an economy that works for everyone and rewards hard work and responsibility.

I’m glad to know you’ll be standing with me up there.


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This will be a repeat of their 2006 Valentine Concert, but this time they are husband and wife. The deminuitive electrifying performer, Ogie Alcasid(a regular Quezon Memorial Circle performer) is also the President of OPM(Organisasyon Ng Pilipinong Mangaawit). We are just wondering how his estranged first wife, Miss Australia 1994 Michelle Van Eimeren managed with her son SAM, now that Ogie has also a child with Regine(he was christened NATE)? Incidentally, the poster circulating around Araneta Center on their Valentine Concert has the original buck-tooth Regina “CHONA” Velasquez on it. Dubbed as Asia’s Songbird(she won grand prize on an Asian Songfestival), she was catapulted to fame via the RPN show Ang Bagong Kampeon Hosted by Pilita Corrales and Bert Tawa Marcelo decades back. I remembered her debut song on TV, “Broken Home” and she was on pant suit blurting out the song with her trademark buck-tooth! Her Grand Final piece was George Benson’s “In Your Eyes”.
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    • George Palaganas Here is Sharon and Martin in a duet of “Once in A Lifetime” is as fat as the Pops Fernandez that is frequently being seen at the Araneta Center and with the over-fat Martin and Pops children, Robin and Ram, it’s all fat people around, huh, except Martin, who kept his shape all these years! We are wondering if KC will be a guest on this Martin and Sharon show?

      Music Video of Sharon Cuneta and Martin Nievera’s song, Once In A Lifetime. Be part of their Valentine concert on February 11, 2012 at the Smart Araneta Coli…
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    From George Palaganas:”May tabo(there’s a dipper), correct! May palanggana(There is basin)! May walis tingting(there is palm stick broom)! May rice cooker(There is rice cooker)! At may laminated diploma sa living room! hehehe”
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    Columbia, South Carolina (Reuters) – Humbled by a stunning loss in South Carolina, Mitt Romney said on Sunday he would release this week the tax returns demanded by rivals as he bids to regain the upper hand in the volatile Republican presidential race.

    Romney, the longtime front-runner in the Republican race and one of the wealthiest presidential candidates in history, lost to a resurgent Newt Gingrich in the conservative Southern state on Saturday after stumbling badly in debates with clumsy responses to demands that he disclose his tax history.

    Trying to recapture his footing as the contest heads to more populous and more moderate Florida, Romney said he would release his 2010 returns and an estimate for 2011 on Tuesday.

    “We made a mistake holding off as long as we did and it just was a distraction,” Romney said on “Fox News Sunday.”

    Romney said the returns would be on the Internet and emphasized he was releasing two years of returns after Gingrich posted 2010 taxes on Thursday.

    He slammed Gingrich as a Washington insider, a line of attack he is expected to use going forward, and called on his rival to release details of his contract with the government-sponsored mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac.

    Gingrich’s work for Freddie Mac could raise concerns for some voters in Florida, a state that has been hit hard by the downturn in the U.S. real estate market.

    “He talks about great, bold movements and ideas, well what’s he been doing for 15 years? He’s been working as a lobbyist … that’s selling influence around Washington,” Romney told about 300 supporters in a campaign stop later on Sunday outside Daytona Beach, Florida.

    Romney’s tax announcement was meant to draw a line under a bad week punctuated by his own missteps, a surprising turn in an otherwise tightly scripted campaign.

    In the midst of a halting response to the tax return controversy, Romney said he paid a rate of about 15 percent, low compared with many U.S. wage earners but in line with what wealthy individuals pay on income from investments.

    Gingrich, a former speaker of the House of Representatives with a sharp tongue that played well in debates, pounced on Romney’s weak flank and walloped the former Massachusetts governor by 40 percent to 28 percent in South Carolina.

    The Gingrich win reshaped the Republican race and reflected a party sharply divided over how to beat Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.

    There have been three nominating contests so far and Gingrich, Romney and former Senator Rick Santorum have each won one.

    A victory in Florida’s primary on January 31 would restore Romney’s luster after South Carolina, and a Gingrich win would solidify him as a serious challenger to the former business executive. A protracted and poisonous Republican battle, in turn, could be a boon to Obama’s re-election bid.

    “It’s hard to see it ending soon. It could drag on to April,” said Al Cardenas, the chairman of the American Conservative Union. Cardenas headed Romney’s campaign in Florida in 2008, but has remained neutral this time.

    “When this is over, we are going to have a presidential candidate showing all his warts. We are going to enter into a national election with a candidate whose chinks in the armor are visibly seen,” he said.

    With 19 million people, Florida presents logistical and financial challenges that may give an advantage to Romney’s well-funded campaign machine.

    In Florida, he leads Gingrich by 40.5 percent to 22 percent, according to polls cited by, conducted before Romney’s battering in South Carolina. Santorum, a social conservative who won the Iowa contest but has struggled to gain traction since then, is third with 15 percent.

    Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who is not campaigning in Florida, is fourth at about 9 percent.


    Some Florida voters were delighted by Gingrich’s rise.

    Eugenio Perez, 58, a Miami property manager, said Gingrich’s experience would help him in the White House.

    “We live in a very complex world and we can’t put a novice in such a high place, as we did in 2008,” he said.

    The more moderate electorate in Florida may help Romney, who has failed to consolidate conservative support despite his longtime front-runner status and had hoped to wrap up the nomination after Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman bowed out last week.

    Facing a real estate crisis and an unemployment rate of 9.9 percent, above the national average, Floridians are also expected to be more open to Romney’s argument that he is the type of “CEO president” the country needs.

    “I like the fact that Romney is a businessman who has been successful. Some people criticize that but I think that’s commendable,” said Mike Sullivan, 57, a professional golfer who attended the Romney rally.

    “Right now, we need a chief executive who can run America like a business and not like the Salvation Army.”

    The tax release shift and financial advantage could help Romney regain his momentum after Gingrich’s win.

    A political action committee formed by Romney backers, Restore Our Future, has spent $5 million in Florida for Romney since mid-December, 20 times the amount spent there so far by any other group supporting a Republican candidate, according to Federal Election Commission filings analyzed by Reuters.

    Romney could get some help from Santorum, who is competing with Gingrich to be the conservative alternative to Romney.

    “It’s a choice between a moderate and an erratic conservative – someone who on a lot of the major issues has been just wrong,” Santorum told ABC’s “This Week” program, saying Gingrich was out of step with many Republicans on Wall Street bailouts, health policy, immigration and global warming. “I think he’s a very high-risk candidate.

    Gingrich has see-sawed in national polls but has shown an uncanny ability to hang on, especially after an exodus of his staff last summer. Now he must prove he is the most “electable” choice despite hefty political and personal baggage.

    Gingrich, who refers to Romney as a “Massachusetts moderate,” said having his rival’s taxes on the table would at least put an end to that part of the campaign narrative.

    “As far as I’m concerned, that particular issue is now set aside and we can go on and talk about other bigger and more important things,” Gingrich said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    But the tax issue will almost certainly not go away.

    Income inequality has become a leading topic in the presidential race, and Obama has signaled he will talk about an economy that works “for everyone, not just a wealthy few” in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, the day of Romney’s tax return release.

    (Additional reporting by Ros Krasny in Coral Springs, Florida, Patricia Zengerle and David Adams in Miami, Terry Wade in Daytona Beach and David Morgan and Andrea Shalal-Esa in Washington. Writing by Jeff Mason and Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Mary Milliken and Peter Cooney)
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    VIP 101 & 103 ( ROWS A TO O) (Reserved Seating) 5685
    PATRON A 101 & 103 ( ROWS P TO Z) (Reserved Seating) 3980
    PATRON B 104 & 115 ( ROWS A TO I) (Reserved Seating) 2845
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