Monday, March 23, 2009

Another Search in Aruba For Natalie Holloway

Another Search in Aruba For Natalie Holloway

After almost four years since the disappearance of Natalie Holloway, her father is conducting another search in Aruba. He has hired a private investigator to search a pond that is less than 1 mile from the place she allegedly disappeared.

The private investigator and Natalie's father believe that there is a good chance that some evidence will be found in the pond. Possibly Natalie's remains or other evidence, such as Joran's missing sneaker.

Joran Van Der Sloot has practically admitted that he was involved in her disappearance. Joran is currently in college in the Netherlands (Holland). He has recently had other legal troubles of alleged crimes.

Natalie's parents hope that this final search will shed some light on the case. Police say that their long investigation is almost at an end and they are asking the public for help.

Murdered British Coed Tried to Call Home

Murdered British Coed Tried to Call Home

Cell phone records indicated that Meredith Kercher attempted to call her mother at 8:56 pm and the call was not connected. Police estimate that she was killed between 9:00 pm and midnight. She may have been trying to call her mom when she was attacked. Her mother is ill and she would call her every night.

The police allege that Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede were involved in some kind of sexual trist with Meredith that she apparently did not want to participate in. I think that the motive alleged by the police seems sort of weak.

Meredith, her room mate Amanda and drifter Rudy were all 21 at the time of the murder. Meredith and Amanda were roommates and were attending Leeds University in Perugia, Italy.
The whole story does not make any sense. Clearly something happened that compelled someone to kill Meredith, but I doubt it was sexual threesome or foursome. It is more likely that it was a single male that committed the murder.

Two Teens Face 25 Year Jail Sentence For Burning Cat

Two Teens Face 25 Year Jail Sentence For Burning Cat

Two teens ages seventeen and eighteen face up to 25 years in jail in Brooklyn, New York after they broke into an abandoned apartment building and held a cat down, poured lighter fluid on it and set it on fire.

The cat survived the attack, but was severely injured. It was later put to sleep at a local animal hospital.

The ASPCA lead an intense investigation which led authorities to the two teens.

The two teens are charge with second degree arson, second degree burglary, and aggravated animal cruelty which could lead to a sentence of 25 years in jail.

The two teens are also wanted for other crimes committed in the apartment complex including a burglary where they broke into an apartment and assaulted the tenant while demanding money.

How to Survive Highschool

How to Survive Highschool

This article is for teens struggling to get through highschool.

50% OF LIFE IS JUST SHOWING UP - Go everyday, you would be amazed at the things that you miss when you are not there. Much of life is small steps added together. Many teachers give grades or portions for attendance.

TURN IN SOMETHING - Do your best work for every assignment and turn something in. Even if you do not know how to do it, that is how you learn. You make mistakes, the teacher tells you what is wrong and then you fix it. You are not expected to know how to do everything, you are learning.

NEATNESS COUNTS - You will learn that in life, appearances do matter. Look your best and do the same for your school work.

D's ARE PASSING - You need to pass all of your classes so that you can graduate. You would not believe the minimal amount of effort it takes to get a D. Slightly more and you will get a C. Some real effort will land you a B and going the extra mile will get you an A. Later in life no one will ever ask you what your grades are, but they will ask you if you graduated high school. At least to the minimum, even with all D's you can still get a high school diploma.

ASK FOR HELP - There are guidance counselors for a reason. If you need help, ask for it.

Stimulate Your Senses With a Cocoon Bath Tub

This Tub Looks Like A Toilet To Me
Amethyst Bath Tub

Light Up Bath Tub

Cocoon Tub

Stimulate Your Senses With a Cocoon Bath Tub

If you are looking to feel good, just check out some of these luxury tubs. My autistic son absolutely loves these types of unusual shapes. Of course, we do not have one, but if we did, he would love it. I am sure this particular tub would be financially way out of reach for us and most americans especially during these hard economic times.

The amethyst tub is absolutely gorgeous. I don't think that I would want to bath in it for fear of breaking it. It looks so fragile.

The white bath tub with the black trim looks a like a toilet to me. My six year old first pointed it out to me. She asked me about "The toilet picture".

The lighted green bath tub looks very cool. It would be fun if you were bathing outside.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Promise to Never Use the R word

Promise to Never Use the R word

Other words have already been publicly banned, but many people still freely use the word retard. I admit the word was very popular in my middle school and high school days to label someone that you did not like, but these days it is very politically incorrect to use the word retard.

With disabilities in the forefront of many minds and disabilities like autism showing up in one out of every 165 births in America, we can no longer ignore the "R" word.

The special olympics is asking everyone to take a pledge to stop using the "R" word and to stop tolerating it's use.

After President Obama's gaffe with Jay Leno on the tonight show, disabilities and the special olympics have been highlighted in everyone's mind. Take this opportunity to take the pledge to never use the "R" word and to remind others to never use it as well.

26 year old Kills 3 Police Officers in Oakland, California

26 year old Kills 3 Police Officers in Oakland, California

The family of the slain parolee claim that "he is not a monster". Right, I am sure there is a good reason why suspect, Lovelle Mixon, killed three police officers in one day. I am actually surprised that they did not get him sooner.

Oakland, California, which is known for having some very violent areas, has highly trained police officers that are always watching out for such risks, but when two officers pulled over, Mixon, for a traffic stop earlier in the day, he killed one and injured the other. Mixon was eventually killed by police, but not before killing two more police officers.

Other Mixon family members offered their prayers for the families of the slain officers.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
ordered flags flown at half staff in the capitol of Sacramento.

Looking for Cash? Find it On An L.A. Freeway

DEA agents (drug enforcement agency) are searching for cash that was thrown out of a vehicle during a high speed case. Hopefully some deserving citizen will find it before they do.

Approximately $17,000 was collected by agents and an unknown amount was found my motorists passing by. Police say that some of the motorists have turned in the money that they collected, while others have not.

Police are reviewing their videos to see if they can identify motorists that collected up money from the freeway but have not yet turned it in.

The police claim that it is evidence in their criminal investigation. I say that $17,000 is enough evidence for their criminal investigation, why don't they just leave these poor people alone. I certainly do not want to hear any future news of these citizens being prosecuted for any of this silliness.

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

You make them every year, but can you remember your resolutions from last year? Did you keep any of them?

BE REALISTIC - Make resolutions that you can actually achieve. You know yourself. Don't generalize, such as I will spend more time with my kids, be specific, such as I will spend 1 hour each evening with my kids, doing what they want to do. Don't make more than 3 resolutions. This year, I only have 2.

SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS - Divide each resolution into small steps. Write each step on the top of your calendar for each month. Step one for January, Step two for February, etc. You will have a better chance of reaching your goals if you have a plan written down.

YOU CAN DO IT - If you give up or forget for awhile, don't let that stop you from continuing. Set a reward for yourself at the completion of each resolution, go big, such as a Trip to Disneyland or a day at a spa!

You can keep your New Year's Resolutions if you do not forget about them.

How to Serve the Best New Years Eve Cocktails (Drinks)

How to Serve the Best New Years Eve Cocktails (Drinks)

If you want a party that everyone will remember, serve the tastiest drinks and cocktails. Choose your 3 favorite drinks below and concentrate on making the best.

MARTINI - Now, who doesn't like a good martini? What makes it good? Cold Vodka! Of course it is now popular to have many flavored martinis, but the old classic is the best.

MARGARITA - Not just for Cinco De Mayo. Blended or on the rocks, salt or no salt, always a party favorite.

SNOWBALL - This classic makes a comeback. Advocaat with lemonade and lime. This one will have your grandparents reminicising for the good old days.

DISARONNO - On the rocks or a Disaronno Darkness. Festive liquers and cream are always a party favorite.

RUM - Fruity rum punch or a long island Iced Tea are always a crowd pleaser. Make sure you have plenty of pineapple slices on hand and some cute umbrellas.

CRANBERRY - Anything cranberry! I love it with vodka on the rocks, but you can be more creative and try a cranberry kick.

Get creative and mix up the best New Year's Eve Cocktails for your friends.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

World's First Bullet Proof Baby Stroller, What Will They Think Up Next

What kind of world are we living in today that parents want to buy a bullet proof baby stroller for their kids? This is absolutely scary. If the neighborhood is so bad that you feel the need to push you baby in a bullet proof stroller may be it is time for you to move to a new neighborhood.

I guess if you are Tom Cruise or the like you may be so neurotic that you think that bullet proof baby stroller is necessary but seriously I can't imagine why anyone would want one of these.

If we have to live in a society where everything is bulletproofed, what kind of society are we living in. I heard that even good old Barack Obama is wearing bullet proof suits that protect him all the way up to his neck. Actually probably a smart idea. Any day now he will come out with a bullet proof box on his head with air holes in the front. It will look like the pope mobile but on Barack's head.

How to Know When To Cut Someone Out Of Your Life

How to Know When To Cut Someone Out Of Your Life

It is hard to let go of someone, especially if they have been in our lives for a long time, but there are red flags that will alert you when to let go.

YOU CHANGE - If you have made major changes in your life, such as quitting smoking, quitting alcohol, quitting gambling, etc. You should definitely cut the people out of your life that still do those things. Family members must be kept, so just try to avoid them until you have at least a year away from your vice.

THEY CHANGE - If your friend dives into an addiction, such as cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, pornography, sex, etc., you must cut them off. It will actually help them to hit their bottom. You can always contact their family members and try to help from a distance. Do not get involved in an intervention unless you are a very influential friend.

THEY STEAL - If your friend steals from you, their employer or someone else, it is time to let them go. Even if they have not stolen from you yet, it is just a matter of time. This person is not your friend anyway.

THEY ARE VIOLENT - Violence toward you, someone else or an animal is a very bad sign. If you see violence in a friend, move! Change your phone number and address and do not contact them again. This is not something that can be helpped very easily.

Hopefully you will know when things have gotten to the point where they are dangerous and you can then cut that person out of your life.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jan's Aunt Hit Ground

This is a true story about the aunt of a friend of mine. Jan's aunt decided that she want to travel to Chicago for a vacation. Auntie could not find a friend to go with her so she went by herself. Because she was in her late 60's she stayed a very nice hotel. It made her feel much safer. She was still very cautious travelling on her own.

On the first day of her trip, she left her hotel room and went into the elevator. After she entered, five black men entered right behind her. One of them said "hit ground". She immediately jumped face first onto the ground. The men chuckled and helpped her up. They explained that they meant to press the button for the ground floor. She was so embarrassed that she did not say anything for the rest of the elevator ride.

A week later she tried to check out of her hotel room. The clerk told her that her room was already paid for and handed her a note from the man that paid the bill. The note said, "Thank you for the best laugh of my life, Lionel Ritchie."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How to Have a Successful First Date For Men Only

She agreed to go out on a date with you, now don't blow it!

THINGS NOT TO DO ON A FIRST DATE: 1. Too little cash, make sure you have more than enough for all of the events of the evening. Pay for everything, even if she offers, don't accept. Do not go to the ATM machine more than once. 2. Don't talk about ex-girlfriends, let's make this one never! If she asks, just say they are not important. 3. Don't take her anywhere uncomfortable, such to a hot tub. 4. Do Not Shave your chest, most women love chest hair!

THINGS TO DO: 1. The standard dinner and a movie is perfect. 2. A kiss, even if it is only on the hand or cheek is necessary. 3. You already know the basics of good hygiene and respect. Don't forget to shave, women do not like scratchy faces. Always open doors for her, including the car door. WAIT at least 12 hours before you call her after your date. You do not need to wait two days, but do not call her later in the evening or early the next morning.

How to Meet Women

Tired of meeting the same kind of women, who seem like your type initially but soon show their true colors. Try these tips to meeting a higher quality woman.

DRESS FOR SUCCESS - Wear the nicest clothes that you are most comfortable in. Make sure they are clean and pressed. Arrive showered, shaved and well groomed. You can take a moment to clean under your fingernails, it won't hurt you. Remember, first impressions are key, you can be yourself later.

VISIT or join groups (even if you are not interested, you can try it) such as book clubs, dance lessons, bible study groups, art classes, grocery stores, restaurants at shopping malls, coffee shops or libraries. No bars! You have tried that enough, I am sure.

AVOID ASKING HER OUT DIRECTLY - Many women may be inclined to say no just because they do not know you. Try asking her if she would be interested in joining a group that you will be attending, such as meeting a group of friends for coffee or going to see a band.

Monday, March 16, 2009

How to Have a Great New Year's Eve Party

Have a fabulous party and enjoy it too!

LOCATION - Have your party at the best location you can afford. A nice restaurant is preferable, however, your house can be just as fabulous with a little planning. If you have a friend with a better home layout or view, convince them to have a party by volunteering to help plan it.

PREPARATION - Cleanliness is next to godliness so make sure your space is clean. Fully stock toilet paper, clean towels, and tissue. Make sure you have areas set up for conversations, by placing sofas and chairs strategically and adding seating where needed. Make sure there is plenty of parking outside for the number of guests you are expecting.

FOOD and DRINKS - Prepare many easy items the day before. Have your appetizers ready so that you can pop them into the oven easily. For example buy some prepared pastry dough and cut it into triangles. Add a small slice of sausage and cheese and roll up. Heat until golden brown and you have a delicious quick appetizer. Have plenty of drinks on hand and recruit some of your friends to be dedicated drink makers to rotate during the evening.

OVER INVITE - Remember that 10% less than RSVP will actually show up. Tell friends if it is all right for them to bring more than one guest.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Friend of mine is a Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago

I have a friend in Chicago that is a personal injury attorney. This guy is absolutely crazy. He is the type of guy that when you meet him, the first thing you think of is "he's an attorney". He is a guy you can hang out with on Friday night and get completely plastered and then not remember what happened the next day. His girlfriend/wife is cute until she opens her mouth and then she is missing some teeth.

His law practice is going absolutely gang busters. I think that many people that are intimidated by your average lawyer actually like this guy because they feel more comfortable with him. He does wear a suit every day, but usually with boots instead of dress shoes that he likes to keep propped up on his desk. His hair is long and some what disheveled.

There are usually a couple of Harley's parked out front of his law office in downtown Chicago. I would love him to represent me if I was a guilty criminal, but I do not know if he would be my number one choice of an attorney if I needed a personal injury attorney.

Are Mesothelioma Attorneys taking advantage?

Are Mesothelioma Attorneys taking advantage?

Right now I am researching the disease of Mesothelioma. I have seen many television ads reaching out for people that may have been exposed to asbestos. I am always suspicious when I see television ads promoting anything because most of the time they are just out to make money.

I do know one thing, the more you see a television ad, the better the ad is doing. Therefore if we keep seeeing ad after ad on Mesothelioma then you know that the advertising is working. If the advertising is working, then there must be quite a few people that think they have Mesothelioma or know they have it. May be they think they were exposed to asbestos and worry that they might get Mesothelioma.

The attorneys that are advertising are definitely ambulance chasers. They are trying to drum up business anywhere that they can find it. These kind of cases really bog down our justice system and hurt real victims that have been injured. Hopefully, the court will only allow the cases where their is actually a presence of Mesothelioma and it was proved in a court of law that the defendants negligence caused the illness.

Asbestos has been outlawed for a number of years, I can't imagine that there would be that many people that have Mesothelioma. That being said, I will keep you updated on what I find out about these Mesothelioma attorneys.

Should I hire a DUI Attorney?

Should I hire a DUI Attorney?

Should I hire a DUI attorney or should I just follow the court orders? If you are satisfied with the courts decisions which can vary depending upon how high your blood alcohol level was and your driving. Many times, your license will be revoked for a minimum of 30 days and then the revokation may be extended after you go to court. The court usually requires a drunk driving class and a certain number of hours in jail or community service.

Even if you hire an attorney, you will still have to do most of the things that the judge imposes. However, if you spend a little money on an attorney, may be $500-$1,500, you then will not have to go into court. Your attorney will go in for you. Your attorney will let you know what the standard punishment will be. You can ask your attorney to ask for a lower sentence. It never hurts to ask. He may be able to get your license back sooner or your community service shortened or waved. It is definitely worth a try.

If you have a good job and are needed by a company or your family, you may be able to have your attorney argue that you are better off driving for your job than having your license suspended.

I highly recommend hiring an attorney for all court experiences, especially criminal cases and dui cases need an attorney.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

When To Hire A Criminal Attorney

When should you hire a criminal attorney?

Number one is "as soon as the police want to talk to you". If a crime has been committed and you or one of your family members is in close proximity to the crime, you should refuse to answer even the most basic questions. Remember the police are not trying to find the truth, they are trying a find a suspect. Don't let it be you.

You should also protect the other members of your household especially children. Children should not ever speak to the police.

Your attorney can pass along all of the pertinent information that the police need and yet protect your rights. The police are not looking out for the rights of the people they interrogate. As a matter of fact they can purposely mislead you, lie to you and trick you into saying things. They will then twist the things you say into a new meaning. They can also lie to others, so that person comes to you with information that they feel is the truth (because they heard it from the police).

Hire a criminal attorney immediately before making any statements, allowing the police in your home or giving them any thing they request.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lesbians have each others baby

We are sliding down the slippery slope. I have never heard of this before but now lesbians are actually having their eggs fertilized with invitro fertilization and then the fertilized eggs are being placed in the other lesbians uterus. The result is both lesbians pregnant and both are legally contected to the baby. One gives birth to the baby and the other is the biological mother.

I hate to even bring this up because it will give others the idea.

This premise is a new reality TV show on TLC. I normally allow my kids to watch shows about multiple kids, but when I found out that it was two lesbians I really got grossed out.

I am fine with everyone conducting their lives the way they want to and I have nothing personal against most lesbians. I disagree with being a lesbian because obviously it is not what god intended but it does not mean that I dislike the person. I just disagree with their choice of being a lesbian.

I also do not understand why I even need to know that someone is lesbian or gay. I do not go around saying "I am a heterosexual", "I only want to love a man". Seriously, can't they keep that private.

In this case I do have a problem with these two women, each pregnant with twins, bringing four children into the world without a father and a normal household. It is so unfair to the children. We have seen in recent years how important a normal stable family is to children. Two moms or two dads seems more like a science experiment. Let's see if they come out normal.

Then years later, you find out that at least one child in every family of gay or lesbian parents turns out to be gay. Hummm, I wonder. How did that happen. Oh, that's right, may be it was because their moms or their dads told them it was all right. May be they started to enjoy seeing two women make out or two men kissing. This kind of behavior damages childrens brains. It is abnormal.

Do what you want if you are an adult, but do not subject innocent children to deviant behavior.

If you do not think it is deviant, then just try to have a baby naturally!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Not Your Average Nun

An MP3 player shaped like a cross sounds very cool, but a nun with a respirator mask on is scary. I guess that being a nun is no longer sacred. Apparently models, hollywood, etc. think that they nuns are fair game in the quest to be different.
I think that the last thing that nuns want to be is sexy. Sexy is not on the list of qualities that God looks for when he is sending a calling out to a nun. I am not sure what is on that list, but I know what is not on it.
I wonder why these gals posed for these photos. Are they trying to make a statement or did they just get paid a fair wage.

Man Stuffs Cat In Bong

A 20 year old man tried to calm his cat down by stuffing it into a homemade bong. He know has to answer to the police and animal lovers. He was caught smoking marijuana from the bong while the cat was stuffed inside. The cat is expected to be all right, but the man faces charges of animal cruelty.
The police were at the home due to a domestic disturbance call. Although the cat appears fine, the charges could go up if it dies or is found to have other injuries.
The cat did not move the entire way to the humane society, although the doctors could not find anything wrong with it.

My Head Feels Like It just Exploded

I think these are paintings of what I look like in the morning. Especially after a night of drinking.
Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode? And keep exploding until all the bad stuff is out.
The artist is obviously very talented. This is an incredible idea to give the illusion of liquid (wine?) spewing from the necks of otherwise normal looking people. The explosion can symbolize so many different things, but in todays society, I think that it represents all of the horror that we hear about every day and then blowing out of our heads.
We would all sleep better at night if we could blow out all of the badness out of our heads every day and have a clear head. Of course in these paintings the head is just gone.