Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Calif. woman gets 6 months for fake breasts heist

WESTMINSTER, Calif. - An Orange County woman's new breasts cost her six months in jail. Yvonne Jean Pampellonne was sentenced Monday in Westminster for using a fraudulent line of credit to obtain $12,000 in cosmetic surgery, including breast implants and liposuction.

The 30-year-old woman had pleaded guilty to burglary, grand theft and identity theft. She was sentenced to 180 days in jail and was placed on three years' probation. Restitution was also ordered by the Westminster judge, but the amount wasn't immediately clear.

Pampellonne used a line of credit established in another person's name to get the September 2008 procedures at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in Huntington Beach.

The picture is not that of the fake breasts in the article, It appears that the certificate is the Guinness World Record, something or other. Either for the worlds largest breasts or the worlds larges sling.....

Now the comment:

Funny of how society in the states has changed... what happened to being happy with what you have?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Why you have to spell everything out.

Today I was surfing one of the web pages of one of my web services providers. For some reason I clicked on their employment openings. I read a few of the descriptions and could not believe of what their HR person had to write to describe an open job.
Things sure have changed from the last time I looked for a job. I have highlighted some of the words that I found interesting. Or better yet, I am surprised that you have to spell everything out for the applicant I guess so that some lawyer doesn'tt sue the employer for not letting the employee know that what they wanted was someone who knew how to read etc......

    Candidate should have a proven record of successful telephone sales. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience in consistently making 45+ outbound calls per day. The ideal candidate must be results driven with a passion to excel. Candidate must have excellent organizational and time management skills. This position requires a person to consultatively sell XXXXXXX services to our existing Customer base. Computer literacy in MS Office suite is a must. Must be self-motivated and have the ability to perform well under pressure and against aggressive goals and deadlines in an entrepreneurial/start-up environment.

    Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use HANDS AND ARMS AND TALK OR HEAR.

    The employee requires dexterity in using telephone, computer keyboard, mouse and calculator while seated at a desk. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee may frequently move to interact with fellow employees and/or clients. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and memos. The employee requires the ability to write effective and detailed correspondence and to effectively present information both in one-on-one and small group situations.

    MENTAL DEMANDS: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to deal with stress associated with a fast-paced work environment and multiple priorities/tasks. The employee will be required to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations, grasp and apply new ideas, communicate with various personalities at all levels and have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to work in an office environment, and the noise level is usually quiet to moderate.

What happened to persons who knew that this was a normal part of working for someone?????

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

No Soup for YOU!

Man held in Mexico after spices mistaken for drugs

The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - A Nigerian-born U.S. citizen spent two days in a Tijuana jail after Mexican authorities mistook the soup spices he was bringing to his nephew in Mexico for an illegal drug.

San Diego social worker Okoronkwo Umeham (oh-koh-RUHN'-kwoh oo-MAY'-ham) said Tuesday that he was detained while crossing the border on March 15 because inspectors thought he had five bags of khat, a stimulant popular in East Africa.

Umeham says he was bringing ingredients for ugu (oo-goo), a spicy Nigerian soup, to his nephew who lives in Tijuana.

He says he didn't speak Spanish and couldn't explain that the labeled packages were dried fish, spices and vegetables, not drugs.

Federal prosecutors in Tijuana say they had to test the substances.

Somehow this is believable...on both sides of the border.

Monday, March 8, 2010

All for the love of her grandson........Gee.

Granny camps out 43 hours for grandson's ice cream

The Associated Press

STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Here's one Wisconsin grandmother who makes time for her grandson. Michelle Cuestas of Green Bay used two vacation days and camped out for 43 hours to make sure her grandson would be first in line for the 2010 opening of a Stevens Point ice-cream landmark.

Belts' Soft Serve opened for the year Friday at 11 a.m. Thanks to grandma, 6-year-old Brayden Banks placed the first order.

The Stevens Point Journal said Cuestas arrived Wednesday at 4 p.m. She planned to spend the night in her car but after locking her keys in the car, she instead slept in the Belts bathroom.

Brayden arrived Thursday morning. The two passed the last 24 hours playing games, reading and drawing.

Cuestas said the wait was worth it. She said making memories with her grandson is priceless.

Granny obviously has a lot of time on her hands.......I wonder if this will contribute to Brayden's later in life obesity?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Mayor should be ashamed of himself.......

Teen's bottom spray-painted as graffiti punishment

MEXICO CITY - A mayor in central Mexico says he has fired one of his town officials for spray-painting the buttocks of a teenage boy as punishment for graffiti tagging.

The mayor of San Juan del Rio in Queretaro state says police caught the 13-year-old tagging a wall last week and turned him over to the official. The official's job is to impose penalties for petty crime.

Mayor Gustavo Nieto said Thursday that he fired the official because he should have notified the boy's parents so they could pay for the damage, and not punish the teen personally. He did not identify the employee.

When polled the overwhelming majority express support for the employee that sprayed the culprits ass. He should be given a promotion not fired....... another example of too much feel good politics.

Wait for your turn, sir..................

Woman charged in breast milk assault on jailer

The Associated Press

OWENSBORO, Ky. - A woman in jail for public intoxication was accused of assaulting a jailer by squirting breast milk at her. WYMT-TV reported that a 31-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. But as she was changing into an inmate uniform, she squirted breast milk into the face of a female deputy who was with her.

The woman now faces a felony charge of third degree assault on a police officer. Her bond was set at $10,000.

Now see that is gender discrimination.

As I see it , if the jailers where men, no charges would have ever been filed.......

And I will not post any pictures of this... or should I?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fla. man allegedly calls 911 more than 200 times

The Associated Press

AVON PARK, Fla. - Maybe he was bored. Maybe he just likes prank phone calls. But for some reason, a Florida man allegedly called 911 more than 200 times in a recent 3-day span. Highlands County sheriff's deputies said Timothy Todd Lawrence spoke only to female dispatchers, and made sexually explicit remarks to one of them. He told dispatchers he did not need emergency assistance.

Lawrence allegedly made 151 calls on Feb. 13 between 2 a.m. and 10:52 a.m. alone. He continued the calls over the next few days.

The 31-year-old Avon Park man was arrested Thursday. It was unclear if he had legal representation.

What did we do before we had 911?

Never had these problems.......perfect example of technology gone backwards........\

Damned if you do, and.......

Calif. couple who removed lawn plead not guilty

The Associated Press

ORANGE, Calif. - A California man who tried to save water and money by removing his front lawn is being taken to court. Quan Ha pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor count for violating Orange city code. He faces up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Ha and his wife replaced their grass with wood chips in 2008. They said they'd just had a baby and began to think about her future.

At a time when Southern California cities fine people for overwatering thirsty lawns, the Has say they've saved hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and slashes their bill.

The city cited them for violating a law requiring live landscaping to cover 40 percent of the yard.

The couple planted drought-tolerant plants last year. The city says it isn't enough.

Local government is on a crusade for you to save water, green this, green that, but when you do something positive not to have a lawn that is purely for show......

Up Against the Wall XXXXXXXX