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Archive for June, 2013

Ask The Eye, If I Die Who Will Keep The Exits Clear?

June 25, 2013

Dear Eye View

Some three decades ago, I killed a man. He had broken into my home, armed; we struggled, he died. It was clearly self-defense and, frankly, I have no regrets or remorse. A few months ago, my wife’s brother did an idle Google search and discovered a report on the incident, which he’s shared widely in the family. He’s also taken to calling me “Killer.” Normally, I’d be amused but some friends and family have reacted quite negatively, with one breaking all ties, another telling my wife that they’d rather not have me around their children, and a couple seemingly eager to either psychoanalyze me or get the gruesome details. How do I get people to understand that I am not interested in dredging up the past and that something that happened long ago has very little bearing on who I am today? I’d happily write off the rude and the stupid but these people are important to my wife. Angry

Dear Angry

Apparently these friends and family would prefer that you had been killed by the intruder, so they could then honor your memory as a tragic victim. Apologize and tell them you were at fault, and were not trained in the current recommended styles of  self defense. Tell them if you would have been killed who would have kept the exits clear? Hope this helps..

EV

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Clintons And State Department Unleash Special Forces To Fast Track Remains Of Gandolfini Back Home

June 24, 2013

James Gandolfini’s body may be repatriated back to the US as early as Monday. “On behalf of the Gandolfini family, I would like to thank the Italian authorities for all the assistance they have rendered in expediting the formalities necessary to repatriate James Gandolfini’s remains to the United States,” Gandolfini spokesman Michael Kobold said in a statement Sunday. “We would like to thank the United States government, especially Secretary Kerry and our friends at the State Department for helping us in this time of need. Our expressed thanks to the people at the Italy desk at the State Department for working day and night on our behalf. We thank President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their kind support.

Clintons unbottle special forces  to fast track Gandolfini’s remains back to US. Bada Bing

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IRS Sends 23,994 Tax Refunds To A Single Address In Atlanta, A True Dream Fund Act

June 23, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined  $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same  address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector  General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by  thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal  tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent  thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

H&R taps into a true dream fund act with health care on the way..

 

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Ask The Eye, Keep Your E-Eyes Open

June 23, 2013

Dear Eye View

I’m a 24-year-old woman who recently made friends with a nice, attractive 34-year-old man. He asked me out for drinks soon thereafter and made it clear that he’s interested in a romantic relationship. He’s my type, and I like him, but after our date he explained that he’s in an open marriage. I have no doubt that it’s a mutual agreement between him and his wife. And I’m in a situation that makes the idea especially appealing: I just got out of a two-year relationship that was sexually unsatisfying (my boyfriend rarely climaxed). It left me feeling as if there’s something wrong with me. The idea of a fling with someone new, with no commitment potential and nothing to lose, seems like it could be a positive ego boost for me as I look for single, available men to date. New guy is saying: Let me be your rebound! Let’s be friends with benefits! But most of my friends think it’s a morally objectionable thing to do and doubt that I can get involved without getting my feelings hurt in the long run. What do you think?

—Want a Fling

Dear WAF I understand your concern. It is unclear why you are so certain that this guy’s wife is also party to the information that they have an “open marriage.” I’m assuming that he didn’t text a photo of you to his wife in the middle of your date with the note, “Things are going well!” It is unclear why you think you have nothing to lose. Never the less, keep your eyes open, you never know, he could be a loyal subject and  it could be an ego boost.. Hope this helps

EV

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Yahoo Posts Story That Obama Was Born In Kenya, Another Yahoo 404

June 22, 2013

In April 2011, Barack Obama, president of the United States, took the extraordinary step of releasing the long-form version of his birth certificate. As the New York Times wrote at the time, the idea behind the move was “to finally end a long-simmering conspiracy theory among some conservatives who have asserted that he was not born in the United States and was not a legitimate president.” The certificate proved that Obama was born in Hawaii. Rachel Rose Hartman, a White House reporter for Yahoo! News, couldn’t possibly have missed the “birther” story. It was unavoidable, after all, for an unhealthy chunk of the president’s first term.

Yet: In her story yesterday on Obama’s Africa trip, Hartman managed to say that “he won’t be stopping in the country of his birth.” From the context of the story, it’s clear she was referring to Kenya. A spokesperson for Yahoo! News, however, said that there would be no comment beyond the correction.

Another Yahoo 404.

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Data Farming At Utah Data Center, With Five Zettabytes Of Storage, Hard To Wrap Your Brain Around

June 22, 2013

As privacy advocates and security experts debate the validity of the National Security Agency’s massive data gathering operations, the agency is putting the finishing touches on its biggest data farm yet. The gargantuan $1.2 billion complex at a National Guard base 26 miles south of Salt Lake City features 1.5 million square feet of top secret space. High-performance NSA computers alone will fill up 100,000 square feet.The Utah Data Center is a data farm that will begin harvesting emails, phone records, text messages and other electronic data in September.The estimated power of those computing resources in Utah is so massive it requires use of a little-known unit of storage space: the zettabyte. Cisco quantifies a zettabyte as the amount of data that would fill 250 billion DVDs. That much power generates so much heat that the computers will fry without 1.5 million gallons of cooling water a day.”They would have plenty of space with five zettabytes to store at least something on the order of 100 years worth of the worldwide communications, phones and emails and stuff like that,” Binney asserts, “and then have plenty of space left over to do any kind of parallel processing to try to break codes.”

Five zettabytes of storage, hard to wrap your brain around…

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TMZ Reports James Gandolfini Suffered From Near Perfect Health

June 21, 2013

As suspected, James Gandolfini died of a heart attack. Autopsy results released Friday determined that the 51-year-old “Sopranos” star passed away on Wednesday as a result of natural causes after suffering cardiac arrest.

Despite the medical report findings that alcohol didn’t play a factor in Gandolfini’s death, a new report in New York Post claims the famed TV mobster had “at least eight alcoholic drinks” during what was his last meal at the hotel’s outdoor restaurant.

“Gandolfini guzzled four shots of rum, two pina coladas, and two beers at dinner with his son — while he chowed down on two orders of fried king prawns and a ‘large portion’ of foie gras,” a hotel source told the paper. However, his family members weren’t aware of any health problems — other than being overweight — that he suffered prior to his death, according to TMZ. While he had admitted to struggling with cocaine and alcohol in the past, “he was in near-perfect condition,” a family insider told the website.

TMZ reports that due to his near perfect health they are not sure if he died of natural causes before or after the massive heart attack..

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TMZ Reports Kardashian Kid Named North West On Birth Certificate Awaiting Baggage Pick Up

June 21, 2013

The name of Kim Kardashian‘s and Kanye West‘s baby has been revealed. TMZ reported Thursday the couple has chosen to name their baby daughter North — as in North West. The website cited the birth certificate from L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai hospital, where the  baby was delivered Saturday. Hospital spokesperson said still waiting for baggage pick up..

 

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California Health Care Exchange To Be Massive Get Out The Vote Center Making Sure You Get It Right

June 21, 2013

Millions of Californians who contact the state’s new health exchange to buy insurance will be given the opportunity to register to vote, too, a move that some Republicans fear could benefit Democrats. Secretary of State Debra Bowen made California the first state to designate its health exchange as a voter registration agency Wednesday but others are expected to follow suit, said Shannan Velayas, Bowen’s spokeswoman.”This is about making sure that all eligible Californians are offered the chance to register to vote,” Velayas said Thursday. The Obama administration granted a whopping $910 million to California to set up its insurance exchange,” IBD said. “That money is not for bandages, surgery, nurses and doctors to care for the sick. Nor is it for insurance plans, though $910 million could buy generous coverage for at least 113,000 people!”The money will be used to register Democratic voters in California — new Democratic voters. New health care exchanges to get your mind right..

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Depressed Down Stairs Neighbor Writes Charming Enlightened Book About Dating Girls, No Friends No Benefits

June 20, 2013

Charlie McDowell had just been dumped, and was heartbroken. In fact, he was lying on his floor, sobbing, when he heard a voice from above. It was his neighbors—two girls—having a really loud conversation. He was so busy being annoyed, that it actually distracted him from his heartbreak. The distraction proved helpful. And that was the beginning of Charlie’s relationship with his upstairs neighbors, whom, he says, he had no choice but to listen to. They were just that loud, and the ceiling was just that thin. At first, to deal with the annoyance factor, he just started tweeting some of their more fascinating statements. And eventually, he was inspired him to write an entire book called, “Dear Girls Above Me.”But the more he listened, the more he learned. Particularly about dating. “Being smart is more interesting” he says, “and that’s what I look for in a girl, instead of just ‘oh, she’s hot and stupid.’” Charlie says that these days, he’d take a Lena Dunham type over a Kardashian type in a heartbeat.

Creepy down stairs neighbor eaves drops on girls and writes enlightened  book based on their conversations. No friends with no benefits.

 

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