Sunday, October 31, 2010

Burglars leave notes thanking homeowners for loot

The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Two suspects face multiple charges after North Carolina police said they left a note thanking the homeowners for the $5,000 worth of electronics gear and food they stole. Fayetteville police spokesman Dan Grubb said Friday the pair left one note on a white paper napkin saying simply, "Thanks." Grubb said a second message etched into a wall Wednesday morning said the same thing, and added: "We love the stuff we got."

Police charged Dajuan Marquis Avant and Darrell Sturdivant Jr. with breaking and entering, larceny, and other charges.

Both 19-year-olds are from Fayetteville. It was not known if either had an attorney.

The homeowners told The Fayetteville Observer the stolen loot included a box of corn dogs, frozen chicken and beer.

I would love to see the mug shots of these gourmet heister's! Huuum... Box of Corn Dogs, Frozen Chicken and Beer...... Kind of tells you a little about these boys........

Friday, October 29, 2010

Now I know why the kids are obese and diabetic!

Tenn. students complain about no ketchup, mustard

The Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Students at Memphis City Schools are complaining there's no ketchup. No mustard, either. Calvin Jones, the interim head of food services, said the schools have plenty of bulk condiments, but not enough cafeteria workers to squirt them into little plastic cups. The schools are asking for individual packs .

The Commercial Appeal reported the school board approved $77,514 to buy little fast-food packs of ketchup on Oct. 18 and hopes to have it in the lunch lines next week.

In the meantime, French fries, corn dogs and chicken tenders go unadorned, unless students opt for hot sauce, barbecue sauce or mayonnaise.

Ok they have 77 thousand dollars to buy stuff in little packages but no one to put the stuff into little cups? So the poor kids will eat FRENCH FRIES, CORN DOGS AND CHICKEN TENDERS WITH ONLY HOT SAUCE, BBQ SAUCE OR MAYONNAISE???????

Something is wrong with this picture..... can't these kids squeeze there own mustard and ketchup? Why are the schools feeding kids this JUNK food. French Fries, Corn Dogs?

No wonder Johnny and Mary are fat slobs.......and I suppose they wash it down with Soda?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eat a Burger, make Money!

Judge: McDonald's must pay obese employee $17.5K

SAO PAULO – A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald's must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds (30 kilograms) while working there for a dozen years.

The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald's hired "mystery clients" to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness.

The man also said the company offered free lunches to employees, adding to his caloric intake while on the job. His identity was not released.

The ruling was signed Tuesday by Judge Joao Ghisleni Filho in Porto Alegre.

Ghisleni said McDonald's could appeal the case, and the Brazilian headquarters of the chain said in an e-mailed statement Thursday it was weighing its legal options.

McDonald's also noted that it offers healthier food choices.

"The chain offers a large variety of options and balanced menus to cater (to) the daily dietary needs of its employees," the company said in the statement.

McDonald's headquarters is in Oak Brook, Illinois.

I wonder what caliber gun was held to this persons head forcing him to eat that stuff....????

Friday, October 15, 2010

Police use time wisley, so do the courts....

Mass. man to be charged with toilet paper assault

The Associated Press

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - A Massachusetts man is facing an assault charge for allegedly hitting a town hall custodian on the back of the head with a roll of toilet paper because he was angry the cleaning man was whistling while he worked.

Framingham police say 55-year-old Allen Kerner was in town hall Wednesday using the bathroom. The custodian, who didn't realize anyone was in the restroom, whistled as he replenished toilet paper rolls.

The custodian told police he was in a stall when he was struck. Kerner yelled at him about whistling and fled. The custodian pursued him, and Kerner was apprehended by police outside.

Police tell The MetroWest Daily News that Kerner will be summoned to court to face an assault and battery charge. A phone number for Kerner could not immediately be located.

And they wonder why courts are backlogged and it cost so much to run them......

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Man, No Woman sues, NO Man, No Woman......

Transgender woman sues LPGA for birth rule

NEW YORK — A transgender woman is suing the LPGA over a requirement which states all competitors must be "female at birth."

The New York Times is reporting Wednesday that Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2005, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco claiming the policy violates California civil rights laws.

Lawless won the women's world championship in long-drive golf in 2008, but was barred from competing this year because Long Drivers of America — which oversees the event — had changed its policy to mirror that of the LPGA.

She is seeking to prevent the LPGA from holding events in California until the policy is changed, as well as an unspecified amount in damages from Long Drivers of America and two of its title sponsors.

Now, the question is, does she ( he ) have a tee advantage?

Only in America..........

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What about Chinese New Years????/

Police say large firecracker caused LA blast

Associated Press Writer

SAN PEDRO, Calif. - A large firecracker caused a blast near a Los Angles-area harbor that sent police scrambling to evacuate the neighborhood and order bomb squads into a hotel parking garage early Sunday, authorities said.

An M-80 explosive device went off at around the same time an SUV was vandalized in the area, said Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Michael Downing. Investigators initially thought the vehicle was the source of the blast.

The bomb squad sent in robots, and officers throughout the area were placed on alert, but investigators now believe it likely was not a bomb that broke the window and created a small hole in the door of an SUV, Los Angeles Police Lt. John Romero said.

A caller reported hearing a blast at 7:30 a.m. in a commercial area of San Pedro. A short time later a patrol officer with the Port Police discovered the damaged Lincoln Navigator in the underground garage of the Clarion Inn.

"On closer inspection and using their training, bomb squad is confident the damage was caused by something other than a bomb. Based on what we know now, they're scaling the operation way back," Romero said.

Downing said investigators ruled out any connection to terrorism. No arrests were made.

Romero said the LAPD has classified it as a vandalism case and detectives will be looking at surveillance tape of the garage and impounding the SUV to search it for clues.

The Navigator is owned by Kent Whitman of San Jose. He returned Sunday from a seven-day Mexican cruise and found that the hotel where he left his SUV was evacuated, then learned that the evacuation was because of damage to his vehicle.

I can't wait for something really important or really serious happening.....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Waste.........what's only YOUR money.....

72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people

Associated Press

WASHINGTON – More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report.

The payments, which were part of last year's massive economic recovery package, were meant to increase consumer spending to help stimulate the economy.

But about $18 million went to nearly 72,000 people who were dead, according to the report by the Social Security Administration's inspector general. The report estimates that a little more than half of those payments were returned.

An additional $4.3 million went to more than 17,000 prison inmates, the report said. Most of the inmates, it turns out, were eligible to get the payments because they were newly incarcerated and had been receiving Social Security before they were locked up.

In all, the $250 payments were sent to about 52 million people who receive either Social Security or Supplemental Security Income, at a cost of about $13 billion. Other federal retirees also received the payments, but they were not part of the inspector general's review.

So we will see how the gov, runs the health insurance system.......

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Finally the pool is finished....

Man, you won't believe how long it took to get the pool done. After meeting with several contractors and architects months have gone by. Now I can finally swim. Come on over, bring your towel.

This is a picture of a home for sale, that of Ricky Martin.
He is only asking $ 18,900.000. for it, so you may be able to give him an offer.
The interior is only 9882 sq ft, so you may have to add some more rooms for the kids. It only has 5 bedrooms and 7 Bathrooms.....
Tiny, don't you think?

It is located in Golden Beach , Florida and has 108 feet of private beach and only 30,000. sq ft of total land......a tiny estate if you ask me.

Can you imaging the property tax and insurance on this thing.......

Must me nice,
Maybe not.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why I don't drive real late at night in Mexico

I only drive after 9 or so only if I really have to because you never know what you may find on the road.
Usually you will find cows more on the road than horses. A friend who drives down Baja to La Paz says it is not uncommon to find cows laying on the asphalt on the middle of the road at night because of the heat of the pavement.....