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Archive for May, 2014

VA Bureaucratic Problems Trailer For Obamacare Coming Attractions

May 21, 2014

President Barack Obama was expected to address the troubling allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals in a statement from the White House following his meeting with Shinseki. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, sponsored the measure, saying VA officials who have presided over mismanagement or negligence are more likely to receive bonuses or glowing performance reviews than any sort of punishment. The VA’s “widespread and systemic lack of accountability is exacerbating all of its most pressing problems,” including revelations that the department maintained secret waiting lists to cover up long delays in patient appointments and a mounting toll of preventable deaths of veterans, Miller said. VA hospital bureaucratic problems trailer for Obamacare coming attraction.

 

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Women Has Somewhat Of A MacGyver Moment

May 20, 2014

The Colorado woman who spent nearly a week alone in her crashed car says it was an “aha moment” and an umbrella that likely saved her life. “It was my little MacGyver moment,” Kristin Hopkins, 44, told ABC News. Hopkins’ car careened off a Colorado highway on April 7 and landed upside down 200 feet away in a thicket of trees. When she came to, Hopkins looked around and found a red and white umbrella she had stored in the car. “I swear that was going to be my saving grace,” Hopkins said. “I found my purse, dug through my purse and found a Sharpie and attempted to write my little messages of ‘Come get me.'”Hopkins was found alive in her Chevrolet Malibu May 4 by a couple, Andy and Hope Lombard, who initially thought they had found a dead body. Rescuers noticed that Hopkins had left notes on an umbrella to try to catch the attention of passing drivers, including “need a doctor,” and, “please help me.” “I found out today that the doctors told my parents I had about eight hours left,” Hopkins said. “They are my angels. They saved me.”

 

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Michelle Obama Encourages Students To Police Their Parents For Racism No Thought Police Required

May 20, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama is encouraging students to monitor their older relatives, friends and co-workers for any racially insensitive comments they might make, and to challenge those comments whenever they are made. The first lady spoke on Friday to graduating high school students in Topeka, Kansas, and in remarks released over the weekend, Obama said students need to police family and friends because federal laws can only go so far in stopping racism. Michelle Obama encourages students  to monitor their parents insensitive  comments because laws can only go so far. Thoughts required for thought police.

 

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Ask The Eye Ur-ine Trouble in Colorado

May 18, 2014

Dear Eye View

A very good friend of mine, Peter, is on the verge of being hired for a job he desperately needs in Colorado. The problem is the company requires a drug test, and he smokes pot daily. So he asked to “borrow” some of my clean urine, so he can surreptitiously pass it off as his own. Peter is married with a child, and is a generally great guy, though he is a little on the irresponsible side, and has had issues (not pot-related) keeping jobs. This job is working in an office and doesn’t involve law enforcement or public safety. I want to help him and his family, and I have no moral issue with people smoking pot. I have a well-paying job and a family of my own, so I have a lot to lose. I know the simple answer is to tell him to stop smoking pot, but that’s not going to happen. Are there any legal ramifications for me if I help him and he gets caught?

—Urine Trouble

Dear UT

I understand your concern.It’s a classic stoner move to think that you’re going to get away with subbing your clean friend’s urine for your own. Before you two waste-management masterminds get any further in the planning of this caper, watch the episode of Workaholics in which the trio of goof balls attempts to pass their office drug test by buying urine at an elementary school playground. There’s no legal ramfication for you unless you call creating a new plot line for a drug themed comedy breaking the law of good tastes. The other option is he could stop smoking pot but that would require he take a 4 month  job sabbatical during the application process to clear the pot from his system. Besides pot is legal in Colorado

Hope this helps

EV

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ESPN Analyst Jason Whitlock Feels Duped By Documentary Does Not Like Green Eggs and Ham Sam I Am

May 17, 2014

“I think it’s very contradictory, and I’m someone who supported Michael Sam and understood the importance of his involvement in professional football; but he has certainly called into question to me everything about him, including what we saw on draft day,” he said. “Everything seems orchestrated now. We didn’t know that there was a documentary TV show already in the process of being filmed and now we do. Now we judge everything in that light and we have to wonder, was it genuine emotion? Or is this a part of a reality TV show?”

Whitlock pointed out that it seems like Sam is taking advantage of his position and it’s evident by him selling  his own merchandise online. “I feel duped. Again, he’s got a website up selling t-shirts – it’s a merchandise store. This all looks like a cash grab more than a guy that wants to be a great football player as he has said. Whitlock also admitted that if he was a Rams decision-maker, he’d consider cutting Sam immediately. Sam I Am going for the green.

 

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Ask The Eye Annoying Self Talker Has The Blues

May 13, 2014

Dear Eye View

My boyfriend and I moved in together a few weeks ago and it’s been a somewhat tricky adjustment. One problem in particular has been that he’s very bothered by my habit of talking to myself. I’ve lived alone for many years and talking to myself is something I’ve just always done. I kind of see it as a way of thinking out loud. I’ll sort of ask myself questions and answer them, for example, or say something like, “Guh, I don’t know what I feel like having for dinner,” and then say, “Maybe pasta? No …” I absolutely see how this would be annoying, and out of courtesy, I am trying my hardest to limit how much I talk to myself now that I’m not living alone, but he’s taken it to a new level. He seems to think I need to talk to a psychiatrist if I’m “having conversations with myself” and he’s been asking if I “hear voices.” I’ve tried to explain that this is just a habit of thinking out loud and that it’s relatively normal but he won’t let it go. I think this is a fairly innocuous, but irritating habit, that he needs to accept in me as long as I work on it, just like I accept certain harmless flaws in him. I certainly don’t think I should be talking to a shrink about a bad habit. What do you think? Self Talker

 

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I understand your concern. If you walk down the street these days, it looks like everyone is “hearing voices.” OK, they are, but there is still something disconcerting about people having very animated conversations as they march along the street by themselves. So there’s a technological fix for your situation: use blue tooth as if you are on a phone call. That will trick your boyfriend and be less annoying to others. Hope this helps.

EV

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People Ignored On Facebook Feel Isolation, Less ‘Meaningful Life’ Other Research Shows “The Opposite”

May 13, 2014

New research published in the journal Social Influence analyzes how Facebook  communication has affected people’s feelings of their own social value and self-esteem. The study finds that the more Facebook likes and comments that a person receives, the more likely they are to feel positive about themselves. On the other hand, the fewer likes and comments responding to a person’s status reflected feelings of loneliness and low self-worth. Some participants who did not receive feedback showed “lower levels of belonging, self-esteem, control and meaningful existence,” write the researchers.

While other research study indicates because  your life is meaningless  you’re on Facebook.

 

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USC Football Player Will Collect On Loss Of Value Injury Policy AJ McCarron Not So Lucky

May 13, 2014

After going undrafted, former USC linebacker Morgan Breslin may be in line to collect between $750,000 to $1 million as the first collegiate football player to receive a payout on a loss of value insurance policy, according to an industry source. Breslin, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound pass-rush specialist, missed more than 75 percent of USC’s games over the past two years after finishing third in the nation in sacks (13) during the 2012 season. He signed a free-agent deal with the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend.  The potential first-day pick two seasons ago took out a loss of value policy in the summer of 2013 that provided him with $2 million to $3 million worth of coverage in the event an injury caused his draft stock to fall. After missing all but five games during the 2013 season due to a sports hernia, Breslin underwent hip surgery and wasn’t invited to the NFL scouting combine in February.

Industry sources state it is unclear how much Breslin will collect, but they did say there were currently no policies for drop in value based on stupid.

 

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“Pi Phiesta” Taco Bars Deemed Offensive Is Cancelled For Cinco de Mayo O’Matador Business As Usual

May 12, 2014

Every year across the nation, Pi Beta Phi sorority chapters host all-you-can-eat “Pi Phiesta” taco bar fundraisers at their respective campuses to raise money for charity. But that longstanding tradition, typically held around Cinco de Mayo, is in jeopardy. In the past few weeks, pressure from a handful of Latino students at two high-profile universities who complained the events are offensive prompted dramatic changes to two “Pi Phiesta” fundraisers. At Dartmouth College, the fundraiser was cancelled outright, and at Stanford University, the sorority girls scrapped their Mexican themed “Pi Phiesta” for a summery, ocean-themed one, although they still served tacos. The Dartmouth situation created national headlines, while the quick switcheroo at Stanford took place much more quietly. O’Matador business as usual.

 

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Magic Johnson Obsessed With Owning The Clippers

May 12, 2014

Los Angeles (AFP) – Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson Sunday reiterated his belief that the NBA must oust embattled Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and said players won’t play for Sterling’s wife, Shelly, either. Johnson is a beloved figure in Los Angeles after leading the Lakers to five NBA titles before his retirement in 1991 after announcing he was HIV-positive. Johnson, attending the Clippers’ home playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday, was asked by an ABC television interviewer if Shelly Sterling was a viable owner. “First the fans wouldn’t like it,” Johnson said. “The players definitely wouldn’t like it, everybody would boycott. “And then the sponsors have already made themselves clear that they wouldn’t be sponsoring this team if either Sterling stayed on as an owner.” Magic Johnson’ obsession.

 

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