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Archive for October, 2011

Occupy Wall Streeters 99% White

October 29, 2011

Two weeks into Occupy Wall Street’s takeover of Zuccotti Park, a group of Bronx community organizers and friends rode the subway down to Lower Manhattan to check out a movement they supported in principle.

When they got there, they recalled, they found what they had suspected: a largely white and middle-class crowd that claimed to represent “the 99 percent” but bore little resemblance to most of the people in the group’s own community. That community, the South Bronx, is one of the poorest areas of the country and home almost exclusively to blacks and Hispanics.

“Nobody looked like us,” said Rodrigo Venegas, 31, co-founder of Rebel Diaz Arts Collective,a center for political activism and hip-hop run out of a warehouse in Mott Haven. “It was white, liberal, young people who for the first time in their life are feeling a small percentage of what black and brown communities have been feeling for hundreds of years.”

Occupy Wall Streeters 99% White…

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Ask The Eye Enjoy The Show

October 29, 2011

Dear Eye View

My husband is the youngest of five siblings and the most together and fiscally responsible of all. His brothers and sisters are all in debt due to poor choices. They constantly withdraw from the Bank of Mom and Dad, and my in-laws pay for everything from their mortgages, to the grandchildren’s private schools, to the cable bill and groceries. My husband and I were so disgusted with all this that we moved 2,000 miles away. A year later his parents finally came to visit. After they’d spent two days here, one of his sisters called to say she needed money to pay her electric bill, and another texted to say she needed them to buy clothing for her kids. My in-laws left immediately to drive across the country. There’s the matter of the financial inequalities, and my husband was hurt that they chose his siblings over him. We’ve tried talking to them in the past about this, but they don’t get it. I’m angry to see my husband cast aside for his messed-up siblings. What do we do?

—Can’t Get Over It

Dear CGPI

I understand your concern. I commend you for being responsible. As you know the squeeky wheel gets the grease. Get over it and get on with your lives. But most of all… Enjoy the show….. Hope this helps…

EV

 

Occupy Wall Streeters Are Tired Of Homeless People Mooching

October 28, 2011

Enticed by the allure of free food and a community of open-minded people, increasing numbers are leaving New York’s homeless shelters to join the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Nervous volunteers on Occupy Wall Street’s security team, but says many new arrivals do not pull their weight.

“We have compassion toward everyone. However, we have certain rules and guidelines,” said Lauren Digioia, 26, a member of the sanitation committee.

“If you’re going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back,” Digioia said. “There’s a lot of takers here and they feel entitled.”

Occupy Wall Streeters not into Homeless entitlement programs..

Governor Moonbeam Sees The Light, Ca State Pensions Unsustainable

October 27, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Gov. Jerry Brown will unveil a 12-point plan to overhaul California’s strained public retirement system Thursday, proposing benefits for new state workers that combine elements of traditional guaranteed pensions with a 401(k)-style savings plan, according
to people briefed on the matter.

Brown will also propose raising the age at which most new state employees can get full benefits, from 55 to 67.

Details of the governor’s plan were provided by labor leaders who received an outline of the proposal from him late Wednesday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Brown asked them not to reveal details to the media.

Brown, who has said the state can no longer afford its current pension system. For example, Brown will ask legislators to take steps to end “spiking” — giving workers pre-retirement raises to boost their pensions.He also wants to prohibit retroactive pension increases and eliminate “air time” — employees’ ability to buy credits for years they have not worked.

Governor Moonbeam sees the light..

Beatles Now On ITunes With ITooth

October 27, 2011

If you thought a gold crown was pricy, the exorbitant price tag attached to Beatles member John Lennon’s tooth is sure to blow your mind. Lennon’s molar is expected to fetch at least $16,000 at an auction held by Omega Auction House on Nov. 5. Anybody who shows up can bid on Lennon’s tooth and become the proud owner of the slightly yellow, cavity-decayed molar.

  “We get a lot of people buying memorabilia as investments, or it could just be a fan that really, really wants a part of John Lennon,” noted Omega Auction House owner Karen Fairweather. “This is the most wonderful and weird item that we have ever had for sale.”

  Before the auction house got their hands on Lennon’s tooth, it belonged to Dorothy Jarlett, who served as Lennon’s Surrey housekeeper. She worked for Lennon from 1964 to 1968, according to an NBCNewYork.com report.

  Says Jarlett’s son, Barry: “She was very close with John, and one day whilst chatting in the kitchen, John gave my mother the tooth — he had been to the dentist to have it removed that day — and suggested giving it to my sister as a souvenir, as she was a huge Beatles fan. It has been in the family ever since.”

  Jarlett is now 90 and decided it was finally time to pass Lennon’s tooth on to a new owner.

Time moves on, Beatles negotiate for Itunes and Itooth..

 

TSA Employees Fire Retardant

October 27, 2011

A Transportation Security Administration airport security worker has been removed from checking baggage because of a note with sexual implications he left for a passenger at Newark’s Liberty International Airport.

Jill Filipovic, a New York blogger who is also a lawyer,  tweeted Monday that a note was left in her bag — which contained a sex toy, according to reports — that said “get your freak on.” The note was written on a TSA notice of inspection form, leading Filipovic to believe it was written by someone at airport security.

TSA said on its blog Tuesday that it had conducted an investigation into the incident and removed the employee that was responsible from duty.

TSA employees relocated but never dismissed. TSA employees fire retardant.

1st Lady Has Diva Throw Down With 1st Lady of Southern Cooking

October 25, 2011

First lady MICHLLE OBAMA fuming as PAULA DEEN dishes on her unhealthy eating habits despite new book “American  Grown” PR blitz!

MICHELLE OBAMA is now furious with Southern cooking queen PAULA DEEN for crowing that the first lady, a healthy eat­ing advocate who’s waging a war against childhood obesity, pigs out on fatten­ing foods.

While plugging her new book, “Paula Deen’s Southern Cooking Bible,” the feisty TV chef took a pot shot at Michelle for gorging herself on greasy french fries, fatty hot chicken wings and sug­ary deep-fried Snickers bars!

“Michelle’s spitting mad,” a source told The ENQUIRER.

“She thinks Paula is trying to smear her and her family just as the 2012 presidential election race swings into gear.”

The trouble first be­gan before Barack Obama was even elected president in 2008, when Michelle made a guest appearance on Deen’s popular “Paula’s Party” show and revealed that fried shrimp was her family’s favorite meal. Paula added: “She probably ate more than any other guest I ever had on the show! She kept eating even dur­ing commercials. Know what (the Obamas’) favorite foods are? Hot wings. Y’know – those kinds of foods that aren’t necessarily top-of-the-list healty foods.

1st Lady of Southern cooking warming up for  Diva Throwdown..

Elvis Impersonators Show Their Burning Love

October 25, 2011

A group of 60 Elvis impersonators had to flee a charity fundraiser after a  faulty smoke machine set off the fire alarm, it has been reported. The lookalikes were attending a charity function in Rochester, Kent, when the   fire alarm sounded late on Saturday night. It is believed that it was set off by a faulty smoke machine that formed part  of the Elvis act at the fundraiser.

Guests leaving the hotel were stunned to see a group of around 60   impersonators, dressed in wigs and full rhinestone costume, gathered in the  car park. Kevin Coombes, hotel manager at the Holiday Inn, told the Mirror: “A smoke   machine set off the fire alarm and at no point was anyone in any danger. Elvis impersonators show their burning love.

Utah Police Force Pepper Spray Haka Dancers, Eight Cops Not One Clue

October 24, 2011

Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a traditional dance called the Haka after a high school football game.

The police action came after a pair of officers unsuccessfully attempted to disperse the dozen or so performers who were blocking an exit after the Union-Uintah game Thursday night, the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The group reportedly was trying to boost Union’s morale with the Haka as the players left the field. Police said many people in the crowd knew the group was going to dance, but the  officers and others didn’t.

Local police pepper spray traditional Polynesian dancers. Eight cops not one clue.

Dentist Buy Discounted Halloween Candy For The Troops, Liver Specialists Take Note

October 24, 2011

MANSFIELD — A Mansfield dentist is offering cash and prizes in exchange for sweets.

This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to the office of Craig Callen in Mansfield and receive $1 per pound (5-pound limit per child) and free toothbrushes. There also will be a drawing for two free children’s bikes.

Callen, with support from his associates Anthony Lordo and Mathew Snipes, will provide up to $1,000 total.

Callen and associates are leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and free children’s toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. “Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing your teeth are great preventive measures, but doing away with excess sweets would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” Callen said. “Kids can have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.

Cheap dentist “buy-back” Halloween candy and donate it to Operation Gratitude so they can send it in their “care packages” to US Troops serving overseas.

Liver Specialist consider buy-back beer program..