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Friday, October 21, 2011

Department of Energy has been caught removing references to “SunPower” From Old Press Releases -

Department of Energy has been caught removing references to “SunPower” From Old Press Releases - 


Thanks to CNBC, the Department of Energy has been caught removing references to “SunPower,” a solar energy company that was given $1.2 billion in loan guarantees, from old press releases (H/T Hotair).
“The changes occurred in two press releases from the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program — the same program that has been the center of controversy surrounding the failed solar company Solyndra,” reports Eamon Javers of CNBC.
“Both were changed to remove the name of a company that has received negative press attention in recent days, SunPower, and replace it with the name of another company, NRG Energy,” he added.

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New Tattooed Barbie Causing Uproar - with pink hair, sky-high stilettos and a cactus-covered pet named “Bastardino.” -

New Tattooed Barbie Causing Uproar - with pink hair, sky-high stilettos and a cactus-covered pet named “Bastardino.” - 
Tokidoki Barbie

The newest Barbie doll to hit store shelves is sparking controversy.


The doll sports several tattoos, and some parents say it’s sending the wrong message to their kids, reports CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.


Meet “Tokidoki Barbie,” the newest addition to the iconic doll collection.


She’s edgy — with pink hair, sky-high stilettos and a cactus-covered pet named “Bastardino.”


But it’s her body art that has some parents on edge.


“I don’t think it’s appropriate for little girls to be having Barbies with tattoos all over,” parent Reye Griffith said Thursday.


Tokidoki’s upper body is covered with exotic-looking tattoos, including a large flower covering her chest and a tiger curls up her neck.


“I think it sends all the wrong signals for young girls,” said Mitti Hansen, mother to a 4-year-old girl.


Tokidoki is not the first Barbie to sport tattoos. In 2009, Mattel unveiled “Totally Stylin’ Barbie,” but her tattoos were stick-on and removable.




Tokidoki’s are inked on.


“Maybe if a little girl sees that she also wants a tattoo and I think it’s not good,” parent Latifa Zyne said.


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http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/10/20/new-york-city-parents-find-nothing-stylish-about-new-tattooed-barbie-doll/