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Archive for September, 2011

Ask The Eye, Generational Theft Is A Bitch

September 28, 2011

Dear Eye View

I opened my wallet yesterday, and $40 I knew should have been there was missing. I confronted my 6-year-old girl, who denied any knowledge. When I checked her pockets—I found the $40. I found another $10 hidden in her doll house. How should I deal with a young child that steals?

Mad Mom

Dear MM

I understand your concern. Generational theft disturbs us all..Based on current parenting trends, take back the $40 , her $10 nest egg, and  her dollhouse. We boomer parents have a responsibility to  send our children a clear signal on generational theft. That should teach her not to steal. Hope this helps..

EV

 

 

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9 out of 10 Doctors Agree 1 Out of 10 Doctors Is An Idiot

September 27, 2011

For more than 160 years, the American Medical Association has served as the self-appointed chief lobbying group for doctors. But the AMA’s lofty status has been under threat over the last several years — and is under attack today. In fact, the AMA now only counts about 17% of doctors as members.

According to a new survey, the majority of doctors do not believe that the AMA represents their views and interests. Much of that dissatisfaction stems from the organization’s support for President Obama’s contentious health care reform package.

That shouldn’t be surprising. The AMA declares that its core mission is to “help doctors help patients.” But ObamaCare undermines thatpursuit by making life harder for physicians and driving down the quality of care available to patients.

The survey — conducted by physician recruitment firm Jackson & Coker — is a brutal indictment of both the AMA and ObamaCare. Just 13% of doctors agree with their trade association’s support of the health reform law.

1.7 out of 10 doctors support the AMA while 1.3 out of 10 doctors support ObamaCare. While 9 out of 10 doctors think 1 doctor is an idiot..

New Jersey Authorities Crack Muder Case in Portland

September 26, 2011

A woman whose remains were found inside a 55-gallon cement-filled drum in her apartment building might have been strangled by her husband, authorities said Sunday.

Randy “Amanda” Lehrer was last seen Aug. 17 leaving the diner where she worked, and investigators believe she was killed shortly afterward, Hudson County prosecutor Edward DeFazio told The Jersey Journal.

Her husband, Steven Acuna, was charged with her murder and remained jailed Sunday on $1 million bail. Lehrer’s remains were found Friday in the basement of the apartment building where the couple and their infant daughter lived.

Investigators believe the killing was the result of domestic violence, DeFazio said. He told the newspaper that when investigators found the barrel, it was hidden by construction-type debris. He said Lehrer’s remains were found “encased” in concrete, adding that there was no evidence that she was dismembered.

Defazio added it took awhile for us to figure out her body had been moved to Portland..

Berkley Hikers Back From Two Year Study Abroad, Taxpayers Pick Up $1M Life Lesson Tuition Bill

September 26, 2011

Two American hikers held for years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, not because they might have crossed the border from Iraq.

The two 29-year-olds were freed last week under a $1 million bail deal and arrived Wednesday in Oman, greeted by relatives and fellow hiker Sarah Shourd, who was released last year.The men’s families said Sunday they don’t know who paid the bail.

The hikers’ detention, Bauer said, was “never about crossing the unmarked border between Iran and Iraq. We were held because of our nationality.”He said they don’t know whether they had even crossed into Iran: “We will probably never know.”

The irony of it all, Bauer said, “is that Sarah, Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility.”

The three Berkley students were suprised that their political science textbook failed to cover the fact that Iranian goverment hates all Americans and even though you oppose US policy, Iranian government still hate you..

 

 

 

Hikers Released from Iran For $1M, Considering Next Hiking Trip

September 25, 2011

Two Americans held for more than two years in an Iranian prison on accusations of spying returned to the U.S. on Sunday, ending a diplomatic ordeal that began with what they called a wrong turn into the wrong country.

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York City at about 11 a.m. (1500 GMT).

The two were released from prison last week. They arrived Wednesday in Oman under a $1 million bail deal and were embraced by relatives.

They were detained along with fellow hiker Sarah Shourd in July 2009 along the Iran-Iraq border. They say they were only hiking in Iraq’s relatively peaceful Kurdish region and may have wrongly ended up in Iran.

When asked about future plans, Fautal and Bauer mentioned the great hiking along the China/ North Korean border…

 

Eye View Hollywood, Jennifer Anniston Likes Stranger #44, Until Stranger #45 Comes Around

September 25, 2011

Jennifer Aniston was the winning buyer at Christie’s glitzy “Artists for Haiti” auction in NYC on Thursday — where beau Justin Theroux did the bidding on her behalf.

Actor-screenwriter Theroux, 40, helped his love, 42, snag American artist Glenn Ligon’s “Stranger #44,” an abstract 2011 work of oil, charcoal and graphite on canvas that seems to match his downtown hipster tastes.

At the auction, “Stranger #44″ was estimated at $150,000 to $200,000.

But Aniston helped shatter the record for sales of Ligon’s work, spending a whopping $450,000 on the 72″ by 60” painting, an Artists for Haiti rep confirms to Us.

When asked, Ligon stated that Stranger #44 was stranger than #43 but probably not as much as #45 will be.

Over The Past Five Years, Feds Have Handed Out $600M To Dead People, Zombies Not As Lucky

September 24, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has doled out more than $600 million in benefit payments to dead people over the past five years, a watchdog report says. Such payments are meant for retired or disabled federal workers, but sometimes the checks keep going out even after the former employees pass away and the deaths are not reported, according to the report this week from the Office of Personnel Management’s inspector general, Patrick McFarland.

In one case, the son of a beneficiary continued receiving payments for 37 years after his father’s death in 1971. The payments – totaling more than $515,000 – were only discovered when the son died in 2008.

McFarland on a postive side added based on IRS code, Zombies over the same period, had received approximatly $300M in benefits since their taxpayer status is half dead. 

Texas Death Row Inmate Gets His Mind Right, Goes With New Eating Plan to Die For

September 23, 2011

.It’s a tradition with roots that can be traced far back in history: Before being put to death, a condemned prisoner can choose his last meal.

Not so anymore in Texas.

Officials who oversee the country’s busiest death chamber stopped the practice on Thursday after a prominent state senator complained about a hefty request from a man executed for his role in a notorious dragging death. Now, inmates get to eat only what the kitchen serves.

The controversy began after Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed on Wednesday for the hate crime slaying of James Byrd Jr. more than a decade ago, asked for two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover’s pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. Prison officials said Brewer didn’t eat any of it.

Prisoner finally gets his mind right and sticks to good eating plan to die for. New death panel meal plan..

Ask The Eye, Hoping For An Economic Miracle

September 22, 2011

Dear Eye View

I just graduated from college, am living at home, and started a year-long position as an AmeriCorps member. I’m paid a stipend set at the poverty line. Two weeks ago, my parents told me they expect me to pay them $80,000—half of my college tuition. We had never discussed splitting costs when I was applying to schools, and they discouraged me from considering state schools. If I knew that I would be responsible for half of the cost of my education, I would not have attended a private school. Still, I realize the value of education and want to take responsibility for my college costs. My parents recently sold their vacation house to help pay off my college costs and to celebrate the sale, they want us to go on vacation together in the fall. They expect me to pay $1,300 and take three weeks off from work for this “once-in-a-lifetime” trip. I can’t. But they said that if I don’t go, then they won’t go. How can I meet my parents’ expectations to be both financially responsible and supportive of their desire to travel?

Overwhelmed

Dear Overwhelmed

I understand your concern. You are suddenly being told you owe money on a debt you never expected  and at the same time expect to spend money on an expense you never agreed to, with limited means of support. Congratulations on graduating and welcome to Economic Life Lesson #1. Your parents are dumbasses.. Hope for an economic miracle. Hope this helps..

EV

One Million Moms Resisting Alex Baldwin’s Schweddy Balls

September 21, 2011

OneMillionMoms, an organization affiliated with the American Family Association, announced a boycott of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream over a new flavor called “Schweddy Balls.” The group said Friday on its website: “The vulgar new flavor has turned something as innocent as ice cream into something repulsive. Not exactly what you want a child asking for at the supermarket.”

The idea for the ice cream flavor’s name came from a 1998 Saturday Night Live comedy segment featuring Alec Baldwin, Molly Shannon, and Ana Gasteyer. In the sketch Baldwin plays Pete Schweddy, a baker who brings his best-selling holiday treat to share with two public radio hosts. “No one can resist my Schweddy balls,” Baldwin famously said in character.

The new Ben & Jerry’s flavor consists of vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum flavor, mixed with fudge-covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls.

A million moms resisting Alex Baldwins Schweddy Balls.