Saturday, April 17, 2010
What does it take to get yourself barred, not just from your local after-work watering hole, but from every bar in your entire country? There's a 20-year-old woman in England who can answer that question, having just become the first person to ever be legally banned from buying or drinking booze anywhere in the UK.
The woman has been issued a two-year ban that prevents her from even stepping foot inside of any pub or bar in her home country. She is also not allowed to purchase alcohol, carry it in an open container or drink in public.
The ban comes after the woman had already been convicted in various intoxicated incidents. She had been issued, and subsequently ignored, bans at pubs, bars and clubs in her local municipality, so the ban has been expanded nationally.
She must also attend "alcohol-misuse" classes, which if completed without incident could halve the term of the ban to a single year.
If she violates the order, the woman could face a fine of approximately $3850.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
If we were playing football, by now someone would have been called for a “piling on” penalty.
- We know that
Helenahad a meltdown in the airport on her birthday. Her sister Christine Brayford has indicated that Charlottetown had suffered a miscarriage prior to her trip so she should be accused for having a tantrum. Hormones may her do it. Helena
- Shortly after that incident, her husband Rahim Jaffer got off drunk driving and cocaine possession charges and pleaded guilty to careless driving. Some speculation is that charges were dropped because he provided information on shady businessman Nazim Gillani. While others claim the police bungled the investigation.
- Then there was their new home purchase. It has been suggested that Scotiabank lent the couple $880,000 to purchase a $880,000 home with no down payment. Again some people are suggesting something shady went on here.
- Helena's driver claims he drove Rahim around more than Helena in her government issued limo. He also has been using government email, blackberry and Helena's parliamentary office.
- Then there are the allegations that Helena filed questionable expenses for the 2008 election including running shoes, a jogging suit and a handbag totalling $742.
- Don't forget about the letters of support sent to newspapers in her riding by her staff.
- Now Derek Snowdy, a private investigator (some of the most reputable members of society) has come forward with allegations that Helena and Rahim have been partying with high-class hookers and cocaine. He also indicated that Nazim Gillani had confided in him and let it be known that Rahim and Helena were involved in possible stock fraud, offshore accounts and secret slush funds.
Fortunately for Helena she is only 41 years old because she might otherwise soon be implicated in the John Kennedy assassination. Yes she is one of the dumbest persons ever sworn into Cabinet. I am shocked she survived as long as she has but being a good looking female Tory from Ontario can obviously carry you far. But the media has begun reporting every unsubstantiated rumour out there. Hardly fair. And I am the last person who could be accused of being soft on Helena Guergis.
All the blame goes to Stephen Harper. She screwed up every file she was given yet she remained in Cabinet. Instead of quietly shuffling her out of Cabinet, he just moved her around. Yet, even when given a file with no responsibility she couldn't stay out of trouble. Not until things got incredibly messy did he act. Only he overreacted by removing her from Cabinet and caucus and launching police investigations. This just accelerated the media witch hunt.
So it should come to no surprise that the Conservatives have dipped in the polls. Helena Guergis was able to accomplish what Michael Ignatieff has failed to do - knock the Conservative down in popularity.source of chart
Dominica Juliano was 12 when she and her grandmother entered the Country Fair store in Erie in June 2004. A clerk allegedly called the girl "grumpy" before flashing his hand-held bar code scanner over her face and telling her to smile.
Attorneys for Juliano and her guardian say the girl was sensitive to light and burned, and later developed post-traumatic stress and Tourette's syndrome.
An attorney for the store says the scanner uses a harmless LED light and that the child had serious health problems before the incident. The trial began on Monday.
TMZ reports that 535-year-old Larry King is back on the market after filing for divorce from his seventh wife Shawn Southwick. In the divorce papers, Larry cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason why his 13-year marriage dissolved.
So laides before. Larry King is out there!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Ashley Dupre, the former high-priced call-girl who brought down New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), has posed for Playboy Magazine in a “sultry” 8-page nude pictorial which hits newsstands on Friday.
“I was an escort,” Dupre tells Playboy. “As much as I wish I could make that go away, I can’t. I’m trying to take it as a lesson learned. I am not proud of what I’ve done.”
Since the Spitzer scandal erupted on March 10, 2008, Dupre has penned a relationship advice column for the New York Post, launched a music career, done charity work, and started a new pop culture and relationship blog -- StilettoSuicide.com.
Her 15 minutes has stretched into year three.
more picture here
Thousands of unionized New York City doormen and apartment building workers have voted to authorize a strike this month, potentially leaving some tenants without someone to carry their groceries or take out the trash. Ouch! Call in the National Guard!
Manhattan members of 32BJ voted Thursday to authorize the bargaining committee to call a strike if negotiations fail to result in a new contract by 12:01 a.m. on April 21.
Members in Brooklyn and Queens have already voted to authorize a strike.
A union representing thousands of doormen, porters, concierges and other apartment workers throughout the city is negotiating with an industry association representing building owners and managers.
At stake are wages, health benefits, sick days and overtime rules.
There hasn't been a strike since 1991, when apartment workers walked out for almost two weeks.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The high school junior says she got the idea after hearing about someone making a dress out of duct tape. She and her boyfriend began collecting gum wrappers last August. Rasmuson says she quit counting after 200.
Sarah Palin speaks at Tea Party Express rally in Boston
When: Wed, April 14, 11am – 6pm
Today's quote from Sarah Palin:
"We should create a competitive climate for investment and for renewables and alternatives that are economical and doable and none of this snake oil science stuff that is based on this global warming, Gore-gate stuff that came down where there was revelation that the scientists, some of these scientists were playing political games."
Meet William Ferris. The Ohio man yesterday paid a prostitute $50 with the understanding that he would receive a full menu of sexual services in the bathroom of a White Castle in Cincinnati. However, when the hooker only performed oral sex on him, Ferris--who was also expecting vaginal sex--contacted police to report that he had just been robbed. When Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to Ferris's 911 call, his "story began to fall apart," according to an arrest report. Ferris admitted that he was not, in fact, robbed by his unidentified paid date. The unemployed Ferris, charged with solicitation and making a false police report, was scheduled to be arraigned today on the misdemeanor counts. He also will be charged with trespassing if he returns to the White Castle on Harrison Avenue.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Double Down is two chicken breasts with bacon and cheese between them. KFC is marketing this entree as a "sandwich", which is stretching what most people consider to be a sandwich past the limit. The Double Down is served in a paper envelope, because you really can't eat it with your hands. The only bread involved is the fried breading on the chicken.
The sandwich will be available in two forms. The Original Recipe sandwich will set you back about 540 calories, 32g of fat and 1380mg of sodium. The not-as-bad-for-you Grilled Double Down totals 460 calories, 23g of fat and 1430mg of sodium.
Even the grilled version should not be considered even close to a healthy lunch. Your daily recommended intake for calories is 2000-2500, for fat it is 60-70 g and for salt it is 1300-1500 mg. So you are at about 25% of your calories, 50% your fat and 100% of your salt intake. Enjoy!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
The police will conduct an in-house chemical analysis of the bar of soap, which has a swastika stamped on it, to determine whether it was made from the corpses of Holocaust victims.
Botines was willing to sell the bar for $300. The store owner claims he bought the bar of soap from a retired Canadian soldier who found it in a concentration camp. Botines' son Ivan, who co-owns the store, said its ingredients are a mystery. "I can only tell you what [Abraham] told me, which is it was probably made from human fat or grease," he said.
Botines said he tried to sell the item to a Holocaust museum, which refused the offer. He said he has long been collecting memorabilia from the Nazi era. He has also been criticized in the past for selling Nazi memorabilia.