Archive for December, 2011

Walmart Refuses To Accept A Million Dollar Bill From Customer, Looking To Post Bond

December 31, 2011

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Do you have change for a million-dollar bill?

Police say a North Carolina man insisted his million-dollar note was real when he was buying $476 worth of items at a Walmart.

Investigators told the Winston-Salem Journal  that 53-year-old Michael Fuller tried to buy a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and other items. Store employees called police after his insistence that the bill was legit, and Fuller was arrested.

The largest bill in circulation is $100. The government stopped making bills of up to $10,000 in 1969.

Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain property by false pretense and uttering a forged instrument. He is in jail on a $17,500 bond, and it isn’t clear if he has an attorney. He is scheduled to be in court Tuesday.

Fuller is looking to post his $17,500 bond with a Walmart money order..

 

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Nursing Moms Hold Nurse- In At Target Then Shops At Walmart

December 29, 2011

Nursing moms upset with breastfeeding preferences at Target  stores staged a “nurse-in” Wednesday at locations in Chicago and across the  country.

Local moms say the demonstration is meant to raise awareness  about controversies over nursing in public. This latest outcry, they say, stems  from a recent incident in Texas.

Michelle Hickman, a Houston mother of four, apparently was  nursing in a remote area of a Target store when staffers told her to move into a  fitting room. There were so many employees confronting her, she said, that it  was time to speak up.

“Basically I got harassed by a whole handful of women  Target employees,” she said.

The  “nurse-in” lasted about a half hour at which time they left to shop at Walmart.

 

Eye View Music,Toby Keith Releases New Red Solo Cup Love Song

December 29, 2011

If Toby Keith toasted the success of his latest No. 1 hit, “Made in America,”you can bet he grabbed a red Solo cup.
That iconic piece of hand-held plastic — a staple of beaches, picnics and college parties — finally gets its due in Keith’s new single, “Red Solo Cup.” Written by Brett and Brad Warren and Brett and Jim Beavers, the catchy tune comes from Keith’s just-released album, Clancy’s Tavern.
“I’ve known the Warren Brothers for years. They got me the song, and I said, “This is stupid, but it’s freakin’ awesome,” Keith tells CMT Insider‘s Alison DeMarcus. “It’s like you’re almost embarrassed to say that you like it. And I love it.”

Toby Keith releases Red Solo Cup Love Song..

 

Louisiana Health Department Refuses To Admit Neti Pots Don’t Kill People, People Kill People

December 18, 2011

A sinus-flushing device used to relieve colds and allergies has been linked to a deadly brain-eating amoeba. Louisiana’s state health department issued a warning about neti pots – which look like mini watering cans, that are used by pouring salty water through one nostril.

It follows two recent deaths – a 51-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man from the ‘brain-eating amoeba’ Naegleria fowleri.

It is thought the amoeba entered their brains when they used the devices. Both victims are thought to have used tap water, instead of distilled or sterilised water as recommended by the manufacturers.

Dr Raoult Ratard, Louisiana State Epidemiologist, said: ‘If you are irrigating, flushing, or rinsing your sinuses, for example, by using a neti pot, use distilled, sterile or previously boiled water to make up the irrigation solution.

‘Tap water is safe for drinking, but not for irrigating your nose.’

La tap water linked to brain-eating amoeba not neti pots. La blames health care delivery system..

Congress No Longer Able To Send Christmas Cards, Merry Festivus Still Legal

December 18, 2011

Looks like the PC police have threatened members of the House of Representatives against wishing constituents a “Merry Christmas,” if they want to do so in a mailing paid for with tax dollars.

Members who submit official mailings for review by the congressional franking commission that reviews all congressional mail to determine if it can be “franked,” or paid for with tax dollars, are being told that no holiday greetings, including “Merry Christmas,” can be sent in official mail.

“I called the commission to ask for clarification and was told no ‘Merry Christmas.’ Also told cannot say ‘Happy New Year’ but can say ‘have a happy new year’ – referencing the time period of a new year, but not the holiday,” said a Hill staffer who requested anonymity.

When questioned the staffer said Congress will still be able to send out Happy Festivus cards  but air of grievances is not allowable.

 

Southern Californian Sarah Mason Time Person Of The Year, Here Comes The Protesters of Orange County Reality Show

December 15, 2011

Freelance photographer Ted Soqui was on the scene of a Occupy LA protest at Bank of America in Downtown LA back in November, hoping to get some interesting shots.”The light was perfect, and I saw these people standing there, and it was like, this was a great opportunity for some photography,” recalls Soqui. One of the young women in the crowd stood out: 25-year-old Highland resident Sarah Mason.

Soqui started snapping away as she linked arms with other protestors.

“She had confidence for that moment, and for the Occupy movement, and even though she was locked into this human chain of people, they were locked arms,” recalls Soqui.

An image Soqui took of Mason was transformed into the cover photo of Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” issue.

Southern Californian Sarah Mason, Time Person of 2011. Time unintended consequence of putting a face on a  world wide symbol. Here comes the Protesters of Orange County  reality show…

As Facebook Prepares For Public Offering, Some People Keep It On The Down Low

December 14, 2011

Tyson Balcomb quit Facebook after a chance encounter on an elevator. He found himself standing next to a woman he had never met — yet through Facebook he knew what her older brother looked like, that she was from a tiny island off the coast of Washington and that she had recently visited the Space Needle in Seattle.

“I knew all these things about her, but I’d never even talked to her,” said Mr. Balcomb, a pre-med student in Oregon who had some real-life friends in common with the woman. “At that point I thought, maybe this is a little unhealthy.”

As Facebook prepares for a much-anticipated public offering, the company is eager to show off its momentum by building on its huge membership: more than 800 million active users around the world, Facebook says, and roughly 200 million in the United States, or two-thirds of the population.

“People always raise an eyebrow,” said Chris Munns, 29, who works as a systems administrator in New York. “But my life has gone on just fine without it. I’m not a shut-in. I have friends and quite an enjoyable life in Manhattan, so I can’t say it makes me feel like I’m missing out on life at all.”

This kind of thinking cuts both ways for the Facebook holdouts. Mr. Munns said his dating life had benefited from his lack of an online dossier: “They haven’t had a chance to dig up your entire life on Facebook before you meet.”

Mr Munns keeping dating profile photos on the down low..

 

Jerry Sandusky’s Attorney Joseph Amendola To Receive 2011 La Gaffe Award

December 14, 2011

To the chagrin of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocates everywhere, the Penn State child abuse scandal has been cited in several arguments made against gay parenting and adoption by various right-wing pundits.

Previous efforts made to dissociate the two topics, however, went out the window earlier this week as Joseph Amendola, the attorney for Penn State’s retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, inadvertently dropped the telephone number of a gay sex hotline when addressing the media.

Amendola announced that anyone who believes that Sandusky — who has been charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse involving eight boys over a 15-year period — is a child molester should call “1-800-REALITY.” As the Deadspin team discovered, however, 1-800-REALITY is actually a gay sex line that advertises itself as “the hottest place for triple-X action.”

The hotline also proclaims: “Get ready for bulging, bursting pleasure with horny gay, bi, and bi-curious studs. Just 99 cents per minute.”

Joseph Amendola to receive Eye View 2011 La Gaffe Award..

Disgraced NY Representative Anthony Weiner Celebrates Movember While Channeling His Inner Porn Star

December 14, 2011

Well, he already had the porno-sounding name.

Disgraced former pol Anthony Weiner stepped out to do some Black Friday  shopping in SoHo sporting a moustache reminiscent of the one made infamous by  adult-film legend John “Johnny Wadd” Holmes in the XXX-rated 1970s.

The randy Queens ex-rep — who was forced out after it was revealed that he’d  sexted pictures of his Congress member to numerous women — toted a shopping bag  as he and pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, hit the stores.

Anthony Weiner celebrates Movember while channeling his inner porn star..

 

Dec 31,2011 Eye View Says Goodbye To 100-Watt Incandescent Bulbs, Brilliant

December 13, 2011

On December 31, 1879, Thomas A. Edison flipped a switch at his Menlo Park laboratory complex in New Jersey and amid much excitement gave the public a glimpse of the world’s first practical incandescent light bulb. While many inventors were experimenting with incandescent lighting, this date marked the first widespread public recognition of a commercially viable light bulb that would ultimately replace gaslight systems. The age of practical electric lighting had begun.

December 31, 2011—exactly 132 years later—will mark another dramatic turning point in the history of lighting in the United States. That will be the last day manufacturers will be able to legally make a 100-watt incandescent bulb for sale in the U.S.

Clip art people on high alert….