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Archive for December, 2013

NYC Microlofts Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

December 22, 2013

Apparently, living in a small New York apartment can cramp more than your  style. Even though Mayor Michael Bloomberg has championed the micro-unit, some  experts are concerned that living in 250 to 370 feet spaces could be  risky.“Sure, these micro-apartments may be fantastic for young professionals in  their 20’s,” Dak Kopec, director of design for human health at Boston  Architectural College, told The Atlantic. “But they definitely can be unhealthy for  older people, say in their 30’s and 40’s, who face different stress factors that  can make tight living conditions a problem.”According to Mr. Kopec, the space-saving trend of tiny apartments can lead to  increased claustrophobia, domestic abuse, alcoholism, and wanderlust.

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Pajama Boy Klan Come Out In Support Of Pajama Boy

December 21, 2013

He is the face of a web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to  leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. “Wear pajamas,” the ad  reads. “Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance.  #GetTalking.”And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamas—a zip-up onesie in classic  Lamar Alexander plaid—and drinking hot chocolate. He is in his twenties,  sporting hipster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression  of self-satisfied ironic amusement. Perhaps the goal of OFA was to create a readily mockable image to draw  attention to its message, in which case Pajama Boy was a brilliantly successful  troll. The right immediately Photoshopped him into the Mandela funeral selfie  and emblazoned his photo with derisive lines like, “Hey girl, I live with my  parents,” and, “How did you know I went to Oberlin?”

Pajama Boy Klan comes out in  support of  Pajama Boy.

 

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Churches Uses GPS Device To Help Track Baby Jesuses, Ricky Bobby Gives Full Endorsement

December 21, 2013

It’s a problem some churches didn’t know how to handle until now. One  security company is using its power to partner with a symbol that needs a little  help this holiday  season Each year, Baby Jesus figurines are stolen from nativity scenes across the  country. Now, church owners are fighting back. A GPS device is put inside the doll to prevent theft. “And the beauty  of this is it really works and it’s simple to use,” said Alan Czyzewski,  Parishioner at St. Ambrose Church in New Jersey. Brickhouse Securities gives out free GPS devices to qualified religious  institutions. Then they track the movements.We then monitor it from our cloud-based mapping system, and set up alerts so that they’ll  get a text message or and email if the Baby Jesus is in motion. Ricky Bobby gives full endorsement.

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Obama Launches Where’s Pajama Boy Ad Trying To Sign Up Young Invincibles Onesie At A Time

December 19, 2013

Have you heard about “Pajama Boy”? He’s in an ad tweeted yesterday by a political nonprofit associated with President Obama, wearing what appears to be a plaid onesie while cradling a hot beverage and looking to one side through arched eyebrows. The point of the ad is to promote Obamacare among young adults. “Wear pajamas. Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance,” says the ad copy.The Obama administration is keen to get young adults – the so-called “young invincibles” – to sign up for Obamacare, of course. Younger people have generally lower health-care costs, and the revenue from their premiums is needed to offset the higher costs incurred by older beneficiaries.

Obamacare attempting to sign young adults onesie at a time. Though still not doing his own laundy.

 

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Health Care For The Holidays Ho Ho Nope

December 15, 2013

For the second week in a row, the Washington Healthplanfinder website is down, and it’s causing problems for people who are dealing with billing issues. Some of them say the website is mistakenly debiting their accounts. Shannon Bruner of Indianola logged on to her checking account Monday morning, and found she was almost 800 dollars in the negative. “The first thing I thought was, ‘I got screwed,’” she said.The Bruners enrolled for insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder website, last October. They say they selected the bill pay date to be December 24th. Instead the Washington Healthplanfinder drafted the 835 dollar premium Monday.“We’ve got to figure out how to get money to pay the bills for the next week or two until we have another check come through,” said Josh Bruner. “It’s just crazy.” “We haven’t bought anyone’s Christmas gifts yet,” said Shannon Bruner. “We’re just kind of waiting.” “We wrote a check to our nanny last week, it isn’t going to work,” said Josh Bruner. “So she can’t get paid.”

Health care for the holidays..

 

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Oregon State Wins! Has Blow Out Score 300,000,000 to 44.

December 11, 2013

Oregon, once touted as a model for President Obama’s health care law, signed up just 44 people for insurance through November, despite spending more than $300 million on its state-based exchange.

The state’s exchange had the fewest sign-ups in the nation, according to a new report today by the Department of Health and Human Services.

State of Oregon wins by a landslide.

 

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Mandela Funeral Fake Signer Tied To Community Organizer

December 11, 2013

Johannesburg – While millions across the globe were inspired and moved by speeches made at former President Nelson Mandela’s memorial service on Tuesday, the international deaf community expressed outrage over what they say was a fake sign language interpreter.According to a report on Australian site, SBS News, deaf South African and board member of the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section Braam Jordaan said the interpreter was simply making up his own signs.The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movements did not follow what the speaker was saying,” Jordaan was quoted as saying. “What happened at the memorial service is truly disgraceful thing to see – it should not happen at all.”Jordaan said the interpreter seemed to simply be making up his own hand movements.

Fake sign language interpreter tied to community organizer.

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Ask The Eye Super Model Super Mom

December 11, 2013

Dear Eye View I am a 32-year-old attorney and a mom of a 3 month- old  daughter. For the past few years, I have worked at a corporation with an easy 8 to 5 schedule and lots of flexibility. I’m also bored out of my mind. I really want to get into a firm so that I can learn new skills and be challenged, but law firms aren’t known for being family friendly. There’s a firm interested in me, but they made a point of emphasizing that they never know what time they’ll be home and they come into the office every weekend. I am so torn and miserable as it really seems I have to choose between the career I want and time with my daughter. She is my joy and the most important thing in my life. But I’ve been trying to take better care of myself, as well, and changing jobs is really necessary to do that. My daughter goes to bed at 7 p.m. I could end up not spending time with her at all during the week and that breaks my heart. How do I decide what to do?

Frustrated

Dear F

I understand your concern.You need to  stop thinking of this as a binary choice. Your options are far greater than stay in the easy job you hate or take the more challenging one with brutal hours. I know the economy remains weak, but it sounds as if you are in a great position to start exploring other options. There may be all sorts of interesting jobs that would provide you with the necessary flexibility. So you need to take charge of this search. It could also be that there are opportunities to make your job more engaging at your current firm—explore those. Have you considered a super model job? Hope this helps.

EV

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Ask The Eye Look Alike Couple Creates Mood Killer

December 10, 2013

Dear Eye View

My husband and I are happy newlyweds but something has been putting a damper on our celebrating. People keep asking us if we are brother and sister. What’s even weirder, is that these comments usually come AFTER we have told people that we are married. People seem to enjoy bringing it up and having a laugh over it, sometimes even mentioning it multiple times. In all honesty, we do look very similar: tall and thin, similar hair color/cut. I know I’m not going to bed with my brother every night, but it’s starting to kill the mood. Besides drastic plastic surgery (kidding), what are my options here?

Worried

Dear Worried

I understand your concern. Because you look like your husband you believe it is killing the mood. Your best option is to igonore those making the comments.But as it is starting to kill the mood for you two, I promise you that if you grow your hair out and put on some make up, and change your fashion, you will drastically reduce these jokes and will help you stay in the mood.   Hope this helps.

EV

 

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New Gumshoe Evidence Released On Newlywed Murder Case

December 9, 2013

The young newlywed who fell to his death at a Montana national park in July plummeted face first after his wife allegedly pushed him with both hands, according to attorneys prosecuting the case. Jordan Graham, 22, is fighting for her freedom as she prepares to go on trial for allegedly killing her husband, Cody Johnson, at Glacier National Park, just eight days after their wedding. Graham’s trial is scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court in Missoula. Jury selection is expected to last one to two weeks, and dozens of expert witnesses are expected to be called. Graham has pleaded not guilty, and her attorney says Johnson fell by accident during an argument with her that got physical.

Latest on gumshoe evidence released.

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