Archive for June, 2012

Asians Now Largest Group Of Immigrants…. Strivers Not Drivers

June 19, 2012

WASHINGTON — For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.

An expansive study by the Pew Research Center details what it describes as “the rise of Asian-Americans,” a highly diverse and fast-growing group making up nearly 6 percent of the U.S. population. Mostly foreign-born and naturalized citizens, their numbers have been boosted by increases in visas granted to specialized workers and to wealthy investors as the U.S. economy becomes driven less by manufacturing and more by technology. “Like immigrants throughout American history, the new arrivals from Asia are strivers,” said Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and co-author of the report.

Asian strivers not drivers…

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Adidas Shoes Promoting Slavewear, Obviously A Problem With A Failure To Communicate

June 18, 2012

Adidas has sparked outrage and been accused  of ‘promoting slavery’ by creating a new pair of trainers which have bright  orange ‘shackles’ that fit around the wearer’s ankles.

The clothing giant is under fire for its  August scheduled release of the JS Roundhouse Mids, which many have compared to  the devices worn by black slaves in 19th Century America.

The seemingly innocent promotional material,  uploaded to Facebook earlier this month, asks: ‘Got a sneaker game so hot you  lock your kicks to your ankles?’

But the shoes have sparked angry debate  online, with many saying there is a more cynical tone to the  advertisement.

More than 2,000 people have labelled the  design ‘offensive’ and ‘ignorant’ and say the firm has ‘sunk to new lows’ in its  ‘slavewear’ product.

What we have here is a failure to communicate. Cool Hand Luke

 

 

Panhandlers Given $75 A Week To Foster Puppies, Chefs Told Not To Apply

June 14, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco   hopes a cold nose and a warm heart will help end the problem of panhandling.

In what could be the first program of its kind in the nation, the city beginning in August will offer panhandlers up to $75 a week to stop begging and foster puppies from the city animal shelter until the pups are ready for adoption. The pilot program, called Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos, or WOOF, is intended to meet panhandlers’ need for income while helping more animals avoid being euthanized.Those suffering from severe mental illness or with a history of violence will also be barred. Anyone caught panhandling while in the program will lose the animal.

Pandhandling chefs told not to apply..

Hollywood Celebrities Pushing For A Million More Public Sector Youth Jobs, Uniforms Optional

June 14, 2012

A panoply of celebrities from Usher to Jessica Alba want you to join the fight to create 1 million national service jobs and help stimulate the job market for young people.

“Sign the petition to create a million jobs, or I will come over there and slap you silly,” says actor Larry David in a new video promoting a petition being circulated by the non-profit Our Time, which focuses on young people’s issues. The group hopes to deliver 1 million signatures in support of the creation of national service jobs to the presidential candidates by Election Day.

Uniforms optional..

You Can Judge 90 Percent of People’s Personalities by Their Shoes

June 13, 2012

Researchers at the University of Kansas say that people can accurately judge 90 percent of a stranger’s personality simply by looking at the person’s shoes.

“Shoes convey a thin but useful slice of information about their wearers,” the authors wrote in the new study published in the Journal of Research in Personality. “Shoes serve a practical purpose, and also serve as nonverbal cues with symbolic messages. People tend to pay attention to the shoes they and others wear.”

Medical Daily notes that the number of detailed personality traits detected in the study include a person’s general age, their gender, income, political affiliation, and other personality traits, including someone’s emotional stability.

Lead researcher Omri Gillath said the judgments were based on the style, cost, color and condition of someone’s shoes. In the study, 63 University of Kansas students looked at pictures showing 208 different pairs of shoes worn by the study’s participants. Volunteers in the study were photographed in their most commonly worn shoes, and then filled out a personality questionnaire.

So, what do your shoes say about peoples personality?

That some people are always angry..

 

 

Its Official The Dingo Did It…..

June 12, 2012

Australians have overwhelmingly welcomed the final chapter of a mystery that has captivated the nation for 32 years: Did a dingo really take a baby that vanished from an Outback campsite in 1980?

A nation that was once bitterly divided on whether baby Azaria Chamberlain had been dragged away by a wild dog or murdered by her mother now largely agrees that the parents deserve the vindication a coroner’s court provided Tuesday.

A day after Azaria Chamberlain would have turned 32, a coroner found that a dingo had taken her as a 9-week-old baby from a tent near Ayers Rock, the red monolith in the Australian desert now known by its Aboriginal name Uluru. That is what her parents had maintained from the beginning.

Its offical the dingo ate her baby and thats something….

Eye View Hollywood, Sam Drucker Passes On, Funeral Details Spread Via Cloud Technology

June 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Frank Cady, a character actor best known as the general-store owner on the sitcom “Green Acres,” has died. He was 96. Cady’s daughter Catherine Turk tells the Los Angeles Times that her father died Friday at his home in Wilsonville, Ore. A cause of death wasn’t released.  Cady played Sam Drucker, one of the less loony denizens of Hooterville in “Green Acres.” The show, about a Manhattan couple who left the big city to live in a rundown farm, ran from 1965 to 1971. Cady also played the same character in “Petticoat Junction” and “The Beverly Hillbillies.”

Funeral details via cloud connection..

 

Raising Arizona Mother Arrested After Forgetting Baby On Roof of Car

June 3, 2012

PHOENIX — A woman has been charged with aggravated DUI and child abuse after her 1-month-old baby was found abandoned in the street. Police were called to the area of 45th Avenue and Cholla early Saturday morning after a child was found sitting in a car seat in the middle of the road.While investigating the scene, two witnesses approached the officers and identified the mother as 19-year-old Catalina Clouser. The witnesses said they had been smoking marijuana with Clouser and her boyfriend earlier in the evening at a nearby park. Clouser decided to leave the house around midnight with her baby asleep in a car seat. Before driving away, Clouser apparently forgot that she had left her child sitting on the roof of her car.

H. I…..Sometimes it’s a hard world for small things.

Ask The Eye, Dazed And Confused Loses His Man Card But Gains The Bob Saget Card

June 3, 2012

Dear Eye View

My girlfriend and I had been together for about three years, and I was sure she was the one I wanted to marry. Problem was, I didn’t exactly have enough money to get her a good engagement ring. So, in order to raise funds, I put my collection of baseball trading cards on eBay. We’re talking a collection that spanned, like, 20 years, thanks to some cards handed down by my dad. I was totally bummed to part with them because they were so important to me, but I really, really loved this girl. I ended up making more than enough money to pay for a ring. Problem was, when I got down on one knee, she told me that she couldn’t see spending the rest of her life with me. Dazed and Confused

Dear DAC

I understand your concern. You sold your prized baseball card collection to buy a ring for a girl that turned you down. You lost your baseball cards, girl friend, and man card in one stupid decision. Time to start over. How about  a Bob Saget card?..He is a Divine Beast.. Hope this helps

Spelling Bee Champ Spends 6-10 Hours A Day Training, Also Enjoys Spending Time With Her Friends

June 1, 2012

OXON HILL, Md. – Snigdha Nandipati heard a few words she didn’t know during the National Spelling Bee, but never when she stepped to the microphone.

Calm and collected throughout, the 14-year-old Indian-American from San Diego spelled “guetapens,” a French-derived word that means ambush, snare or trap, to win the 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. She beat out eight other finalists in the nerve-wracking, brain-busting competition.

A coin collector and Sherlock Holmes fan, Nandipati aspires to become a physician or neurosurgeon. She also plays violin and is fluent in Telugu, a language spoken in southeastern India.

Her brother and parents joined her onstage after the victory, along with her maternal grandparents, who travelled from Hyderabad, India, to watch her. At one point as she held the trophy aloft, her brother, Sujan, pushed the corners of her mouth apart to broaden her smile.

In the run-up to the bee, Nandipanti studied 6 to 10 hours a day on weekdays and 10-12 hours on weekends — a regimen that she’ll need to maintain to get through medical school, her father said.

“She says this is harder than being a neurosurgeon — maybe,” said her mother, Madhavi.

Nandipanti enjoys spending time with her friends…