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Archive for January, 2012

San Francisco Airport First To Have Yoga Room, Airport Security Says Its A Stretch

January 31, 2012

Just cleared airport security and in need of a little deep breathing and stretching relaxation?

San Francisco Airport has opened what it calls a first of its kind yoga room, and while it’s not quite a mountaintop in Tibet, airport officials say the low lights, and soothing blue walls aim to afford travelers, stressed out or sanguine, an oasis of calm in which to flex, twist and decompress.

“As far as we know it’s the first (yoga room) at an airport anywhere in the world,” said Michael C. McCarron, director of community affairs for the airport.

He said the idea for the room, in the newly refurbished Terminal 2, came from a passenger suggestion at an open house. It joins the Berman reflection room, a space intended for silence and meditation located before Terminal 2 security.

The architects, Gensler Design, set the lights low and warm in contrast to the light, bright concourse, according to a statement, and a floating wall was constructed to symbolize “a buoyant spirit and enlightened mind. ”

Gensler Design added that of course, there are still challenges with where to locate the metal detectors.

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Freddie Mac’s Investment In Mortgage Securities Is Burning Down The House

January 30, 2012

Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-owned mortgage giant, has placed multibillion-dollar bets that pay off if homeowners stay trapped in expensive mortgages with interest rates well above current rates.

Freddie’s charter calls for the company to make home loans more accessible. Its chief executive, Charles Haldeman Jr., recently told Congress that his company is “helping financially strapped families reduce their mortgage costs through refinancing their mortgages.”

But the trades, uncovered for the first time in an investigation by ProPublica and NPR, give Freddie a powerful incentive to do the opposite, highlighting a conflict of interest at the heart of the company. In addition to being an instrument of government policy dedicated to making home loans more accessible, Freddie also has giant investment portfolios and could lose substantial amounts of money if too many borrowers refinance.

“We were actually shocked they did this,” says Scott Simon, who as the head of the giant bond fund PIMCO’s mortgage-backed securities team is one of the world’s biggest mortgage bond traders. “It seemed so out of line with their mission.”

The trades“put them squarely against the homeowner,” he says.

Quasi private Freddie Mac holding back refinancing to save their investments. Protecting their investment pool..

 

Ask The Eye. Don’t Be An Annoying Vegan

January 29, 2012

Dear Eye View, My husband, son, and I are going on vacation with my in-laws. It should be a good time, and I am looking forward to it. There is one sticking point: I would like to cook all meals separately so that each family feeds their own members. My husband thinks his mother will be upset by this. They are good people, but I don’t like what they eat, nor would they like what I cook. I also don’t want my son eating some of the things that they eat, like hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m sure that no one in my husband’s family would touch my shrimp and garlic pasta. Is my suggestion reasonable, or am I going to be the bad guy?

Bad Guy..

Dear Bad Guy

Yep.. Hope this help.

EV

Obama’s State of The Union Drinking Game Winner Announced

January 27, 2012

“On Tuesday at the State of the Union, I laid out my vision for how we move forward,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Las Vegas, Nevada. “I laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last, that has a firm foundation. Where we’re making stuff and selling stuff and moving it around and UPS drivers are dropping things off everywhere.”

Obama State of the Union Drinking game winner likes moving stuff around..

Eye View Music Medicine, Morgellons Disease Exists In Joni Mitchells Head

January 26, 2012

Imagine having the feeling that tiny bugs are crawling on your body, that you have oozing sores and mysterious fibers sprouting from your skin. Sound like a horror movie? Well, at one point several years ago, government doctors were getting up to 20 calls a day from people saying they had such symptoms.

Many of these people were in California and one of that state’s U.S. senators, Dianne Feinstein, asked for a scientific study. In 2008, federal health officials began to study people saying they were affected by this freakish condition called Morgellons which has been a project of singer and Morgellon suffer Joni Mitchell.

The study cost nearly $600,000. Its long-awaited results, released Wednesday, conclude that Morgellons exists only in the patients’ minds.

Eye View contends he could have found the same nothing in Joni Michells head  for half the price..

Eye View Hollywood, Demi Moore Whips-It Too Good, Nitrous Oxide Burning In Her

January 26, 2012

Demi Moore’s was rushed to the hospital Monday night after the actress inhaled a dangerous amount of nitrous oxide, according to TMZ.

Sources said one of Demi’s friends told paramedics Moore was doing whip-its, which is another name for inhaling nitrous oxide. The friend said she became upset when Demi had a reaction to a whip-it and lapsed into semiconsciousness. She allegedly had symptoms of a seizure and paramedics were called at 10:45 p.m.

TMZ reported Moore is being placed in a facility to for treatment of substance abuse.

Independent successful mother Hollywood female icon, Demi Moore, channels her inner St Elmo’s Fire..

(CHORUS)
I can climb the highest mountain Cross the wildest sea I can feel St. Elmo’s Fire burnin’ in me.. Burnin’ in me

 

 

 

Obama State of The Union Address Rated At 8th Grade Comprehension, Teleprompter Stuck In Middle School

January 25, 2012

President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address again rated at an 8th grade comprehension level, on the Flesch-Kincaid readability test — the third lowest score of any State of the Union address since 1934.

The University of Minnesota’s Smart Politics conducted an analysis on the last 70 State of the Union addresses and found that President Obama’s three addresses have the lowest grade average of any modern president. “Obama’s average grade-level score of 8.4 is more than two grades lower than the 10.7 grade average for the other 67 addresses written by his 12 predecessors,” they conclude.

“The Flesch-Kincaid test is designed to assess the readability level of written text, with a formula that translates the score to a U.S. grade level. Longer sentences and sentences utilizing words with more syllables produce higher scores. Shorter sentences and sentences incorporating more monosyllabic words yield lower scores,” the University of Minnesota’s Eric Ostermeier explains.

Obama teleprompter stuck in middle school..

Obama Kills Permit For Job Creating Keystone Pipeline, Obama and Buffy Playing With Their Own Pipeline

January 24, 2012

Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.

With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department.

“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,”Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.”

Obama and Buffy the job killer playing with their own pipeline..

 

Eye View At Sundance, Emma Roberts Steps Out In Her Go To Cold Weather Ensemble

January 23, 2012

Emma Roberts steps out at Sundance and gives us the scoop on her ever  changing fashion trends in her new movie “Celeste And Jesse Forever”…   and in real life! The 20-year-old actress reveals what her ‘go to’ ensemble is for cold weather. Plus, a sneak peek into her evolving hair styles!

 

Carnival Cruises Offer 30% Discount For Costa Concordia Survivors, Waiting On Lawsuits

January 22, 2012

The owners of the Costa Concordia are offering survivors of the disaster a 30 per cent discount off future cruises as they battle to stave off law suits  expected to cost hundreds of millions of pounds.One British survivor of the disaster, which claimed 12 lives with 20 people still missing, branded the offer as “insulting”.

It was disclosed that in an attempt to help survivors the ship’s parent  company, Carnival, has been telephoning passengers daily asking if they are  suffering nightmares or sleepless nights.

But that move also appeared to backfire when a psychologist said such questioning could trigger post traumatic stress rather than relieve it.

Carnival Cruises, what were they thinking? Survivors lawyering up.  Carnival getting ready for the next wave..