Archive for March, 2014

Obamacare Website Has More Bugs On Last Day To Enroll Karma Has No Deadline

March 31, 2014

Today is officially the last day to sign up for health insurance in order to get coverage in 2014 and avoid a fine for being uninsured under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A slew of exemptions have effectively extended the deadline indefinitely, however.

If you’ve started an application by 11:59PM tonight, you can complete it after the deadline and still receive coverage in 2014. Even if you haven’t started an application by tonight, you’re allowed to apply after the deadline if you experienced website errors, were given misinformation by an ACA worker, were the victim of exceptional circumstances, or fit into one of another seven categories. These claims will not be audited and there is no penalty for lying. “Most people are truthful when applying for those benefits,” Julie Bataille, the director of communications for the Health and Human Services department that oversees the insurance marketplace, told reporters last week.
Julie Bataille believes people are truthful when applying for benefits.



Golden Boy Ronan Farrow Done In By Golden Girls Awkward

March 31, 2014

Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.
Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.
“He sort of stinks on TV,” an MSNBC source told Confidenti@l. “He hasn’t turned out to be the superstar they were hoping for.”Nielsen rated Wednesday’s show 708th among all programming in total viewers in the crucial 18-49 age group. As the Daily News notes, the show was beat out by a “Golden Girls” rerun on the Hallmark Channel.

Golden Boy Ronan Farrow done in by Golden Girls..



LAX Baggage Handlers Caught Up In Major Theft Ring From Bags To Bitches

March 30, 2014

Police say, that a group of baggage handlers pulled off one of the largest property heists in LAX airport history.
For months, detectives said, workers rifled through bags looking for items to steal.Basically everything of value — be it electronics, jewelry and items — that could be stolen in seconds would be removed from bags,” LAX Police Chief Pat Gannon said. “They’d just open up the suitcases and rifle through them and pocket valuables.” Police said that the workers took the stolen items home and sold them, sometimes using Craigslist. LAX is still trying to determine how long the ring was operating and the exact value of all the stolen property. They suspect thousands of items were taken. LAX property heist goes from bags to bitches.



Ask The Eye Jilted Lover Hopping Mad

March 30, 2014

Dear Eye View
I recently ended a relationship after a year, after I found out that my ex was cheating on me, via Facebook. He woke up in my bed and fell asleep in hers. I was out shopping for his Christmas present at the time he was taking her on a date. She knew he had a girlfriend and did not care. I was blindsided. I have been cheated on before and ended many relationships, but for some reason I am still feeling angry about this four months later. I find myself daily wishing he would die a slow painful death or drink himself to death. I have never felt such hate in my life toward someone and it scares me. I know lots of people joke about this, but I am not joking. I don’t want to harm him, I just hope something really horrible happens to make him suffer. I am a good person, I volunteer, have good friends, and have never had feelings like this before and I feel horribly guilty. How can I move past this, or is this normal? Not to Be Ignored

I understand your concern.Almost anyone who’s loved then said, “Get lost,” has been there. You perhaps are having a harder time dealing with this breakup because you maybe thought this time you’d get off the dating merry-go-round. Stop feeling guilty.You haven’t hired a hit man, your brain is just pulling a Dexter on a deserving creep. Maybe you should take up a new hobby. Cooking can be a relaxing.Hope this helps.



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Michelle Obama Wears Prada

March 27, 2014

Reid Cherlin describes Michelle Obama’s office as a “miserable place to work,” where every meeting was an identity crisis and the wrong dress was just as bad as a failed policy initiative.Playing the role of First Lady has squelched Michelle Obama’s spirit, and she’s turned the East Wing into the “worst wing,” a former White House aide claims. The First Lady’s office has become a “confining, frustrating, even miserable place to work,” according to Reid Cherlin, a former West Wing assistant press secretary, who provided a rare account of the inner workings of the East Wing department in an essay for The New Republic. The First Lady having the wrong pencil skirt on Monday is just as big of a f–k-up as someone speaking on the record when they didn’t mean to or a policy initiative that completely failed,” Cherlin wrote, quoting an unnamed former colleague.Team members are constantly under pressure to plan her events months in advance and her entire operation is guided by the mantra, “Don’t do it if it’s not going to be perfect” — a saying that often created “paralyzing” anxiety among staffers. Michelle Obama turns East Wing into Worse Wing, Michelle O wears Prada.



Ask The Eye Wine ‘Em Dine ‘Em 1099 ‘Em

March 21, 2014

After seeing several friends go through bitter and prolonged divorces, my husband has decided that he wants us to have a postnuptial agreement. He explains that our marriage is a “limited liability partnership” with no “out clause” and that he wants to put a “stop loss” in place, as if our marriage is one of his stock market trades. He says he doesn’t want to go on in this “contract”—meaning our marriage—unless I sign a postnup. We have been married four years and have a toddler son. We live in a state that says assets should be divided equitably in a divorce, but the postnup he offers would give me only 20 percent of his financial assets and he’d keep the house because he owned it before we were married. We both work, though I make two-thirds of his income. I consulted an attorney who says my husband’s proposal is “total B.S.” and I shouldn’t sign. My husband says if I don’t he will serve me with divorce papers. He adds this has nothing to do with his feelings for me or our son, and would prefer to continue living together even if we do divorce. I love the life we had together and don’t want to lose it. We even had been talking about having a second child. But he is obviously more worried about protecting his growing wealth than he is about our family. I just don’t know what to do.

—To Sign or Not To Sign?

Dear To Sign

Don’t sign. I agree with your attorney that your husband’s demands are ludicrous, especially given the fact that if you refuse the postnuptial and your husband becomes your ex, you will get a much larger chunk of his assets. But you are not so much dealing with a legal dilemma, as a psychological one. You say you have loved your life with your husband, without adding, “Despite his being a cold-hearted sob.” Two can play that game. Tell your husband if he does not want to go on this contract you will have no option other than to treat him as an independent contractor. Tell him you will have to hire for services rendered of his depreciating asset. Call his bluff and be sure to wine e’m dine e’m and 1099 e’m. That should tax him.

Hope this helps



Ask The Eye The Gift That Keeps On Giving

March 19, 2014

Dear Eye View  I recently celebrated a milestone birthday for which my wife had commissioned a work of art to commemorate. The artist is a cousin who works in mixed media and has a notable regional reputation. I love and deeply respect him and his work, but I never really “got” it. He uses found and recycled materials collaged together. I was horrified to discover that I find the portrait extremely unflattering and troubling. I was shocked to think that my cousin saw me this way. Friends who have seen it have also found it ugly and strangely dark—parts of this collage have my age wrong and imply that I have struggled with obesity and depression. I believe I have responded to the gift appropriately with many thanks and appreciation, but I’m not sure how I am to live with this art in my home. My wife has hung it in a prominent place that I must pass scores of time a day. I’m not sure how to even start the conversation. The additional wrinkle is that a gallery has contacted me asking to include the piece in an upcoming exhibition. I’d rather not have this depiction of me in public. How should I handle this horrible mess? Disturbed

Dear D

I understand your concern. I think the new wrinkle about the exhibition is a godsend. At least it allows you to temporarily get the wrinkled mess that’s supposed to be you out of the house! Do not be concerned that people will think this is an accurate depiction of you. You should be sure to attend the gallery opening and have lot of photos snapped standing next to your “likeness.” This will only serve to make you look happy, slender, and youthful. If you’re lucky, someone will insist they have to buy the painting and you will have to convince your wife that this art lover must be appeased. Otherwise hope for a break-in.

Hope this helps





Singer Courtney Love Has Theory On Missing Plane Picked A Bad Week To Stop Sniffing Glue

March 19, 2014

As the world continues to be puzzled and enthralled by the location and disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Courtney Love has weighed in with her theory of what happened to the plane that went missing on March 8th. Using Tomnod, the online satellite imagery map website set up to crowdsource info on the plane’s location, Love posted an image on her Facebook page of a body of water with the words “Oil” and “Plane” crudely drawn in Microsoft Paint with respective arrows drawn on the image. “I’m no expert but up close this does look like a plane and an oil slick,” wrote Love. Love’s search for the plane may be interrupted by a few other events in her life. Last month, the singer was sued by psychiatrist Edwin Ratush, who claims the former Hole frontwoman owes him $48,250 in back payment since 2010.

Looks like she picked a bad week to give up sniffing glue.

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Sam Adams Pulls Sponsorship From St Patricks Day Celebration Parades Nearing Extinction

March 16, 2014

Sam Adams, owned by Boston Beer Co (SAM), will no longer be sponsoring the parade in Boston on Sunday, while Heineken (HEINY) has pulled its sponsorship from the New York City parade on Monday. “We believe in equality for all,” a Heineken USA spokeswoman said.Sam Adams said it had tried to convince Boston’s parade organizers to modify their rules and allow LGBT groups to march. The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, which is organizing the parade, said in a statement on its website that it is not opposed to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people, it just doesn’t allow sexual orientation to be displayed.

Antiquated parades on the decline as social media replaces community interaction.



Facebook COO Sheryl Sanberg Likes Shared Earning /Shared Parenting Marriage Bajinga

March 15, 2014

Shared earning/shared parenting marriage, also known as peer marriage, is a type of marriage where the partners choose at the outset of the marriage to share responsibility for earning money, meeting needs of children, and house chores and recreation time in nearly equal fashion across all four domains.It refers to an intact family formed in the relatively equal earning and parenting style from its initiation and is distinct from shared parenting and the type of equal or co-parenting that father’s rights activists in the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere seek after a divorce in the case of marriages, or unmarried pregnancies/childbirths, not set up in this fashion at the outset of the relationship or pregnancy.

Harvard educated Sheryl Sanberg has advanced training in Roomate Agreement.