For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!
STOP IT! Are you kidding me? That means more than a 3rd of people in the U.S. believe aliens exist -- and more than 10% believe they have seen an alien ship in the sky.
The study from National Geographic Channel found that 80 million Americans -- or 36% -- are certain alien space ship exist, and of those who believe, 79% are convinced the White House has kept information about other life forms a secret.
It also found…GET THIS…that if an alien knocked on your door, 22% of us would try to befriend the alien, 15% say they would run, 13% would lock their doors, and, only 2% say they would inflict bodily harm.
Furthermore, 55% believe there are real-life Men in Black-style agents who threaten people who spot UFOs.
So, are you among them? Do YOU believe they are here, have been or will be?
June is Gay Pride Month in case you didn’t know! So, what do you think about this?
OREO COOKIES posted on FACEBOOK, a gay-pride-themed cookie with 6 layers of rainbow colored cream and the word “PRIDE.” The caption reads: “Proudly support love!”
The response among Oreo’s 26.9 million fans has been fiercely divided, with many saying they will NEVER buy Oreos again! But it’s also drawn a LOT of support in the form of almost 15 thousand shares and at last report around 87 thousand LIKES.
Being smart makes you more prone to mental errors. A new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology set out to study the "bias blind spot," and the inclination to think, in short, that other people are stupider than you are. The study described various cognitive biases to 482 participants, then gave them several questions with seemingly obvious, but wrong, answers. Various measures of intelligence, including SAT scores and cognitive test scores, found that smarter people were more likely to answer these questions incorrectly. Greater cognitive ability resulted in a greater bias blind spot. (AskMen.com)
All I got to say…DUH!
Fort Lauderdale police arrested 52 year old Patricia McCollum. The 400 pound woman was found sitting NAKED on a bus stop bench. She’s charged with exposure of sexual organs in public. She told a judge during her court appearance last week that she’s homeless and was only attempting to change her clothes. She explained, "That's why I was changing my clothes on the bus bench. I don't have anywhere else to stay but bus benches." Police have reportedly warned the woman about this type of behavior in the past.
Here’s an idea! Take her to a mental hospital, she has some serious issues!
This makes me hurt all over. Fox News reports that a Yuma, Arizona City Worker is in intensive care after a 16-foot-tall saguaro cactus fell on him and pinned him to the ground. William Mason was responding to an emergency water leak on Tuesday of this week in a Yuma subdivision and while working the cactus fell on him.
Other members in his work crew were able to free him and call 911. The city says Mason suffered multiple injuries to his back and legs and remains hospitalized at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Saguaro cactuses can weigh anywhere from hundreds of pounds to more than several thousand pounds, depending on how much water they're holding.
A gym in Vancouver, Canada, designed to appeal to overweight people has instituted a ban on skinny clients, saying that thin people, quote, "bring down morale."
Louise Green, founder of the Body Exchange gym, says it’s a "safe haven" for overweight people who may be intimidated to work out in the presence of people who are fit.
Her quote is "Many of our clients have not had successful fitness pasts, so I can see the anxiety before we get started and I can see the relief and happiness after we finish. People are often too fearful to become active."
Give me a break. Being overweight all my life almost I don’t find those who are fit firm and in good shape intimidating, I consider them blessed and working to keep what they have been given thru genes or thru hard work! God Bless ‘em!
So, think about it! Why would this kind of action be seen as acceptable to those who are fit and NOT be for those of us who are fat? We could be discouraging to those who are fit to even have to look at. Wrong is Wrong and THIS is wrong.
Listen it’s a private business and if that’s what they wanna do, go for it, but, they are wrong in doing so!
What do YOU think about it!
A Texas grand jury has declined to press any charges against a father who beat a man to death when he caught him allegedly sexually assaulting his 5-year-old daughter. Police in Lavaca County, Texas, had announced that the results of its investigation would be turned over to a grand jury for its consideration as a homicide case. The child's father told police he caught Jesus Mora Flores trying to rape his daughter. He dragged Flores away from the child, and punched him several times. The father has not been named. But police said witnesses corroborated the father's version of events--which included his attempt to resuscitate the man. He was defending his child. I find no fault with him at all and would only hope I would be so brave to do the same thing. No, I do not think it’s vigilante justice or justifiable homicide I think it’s the ONLY right thing for a good Momma or Daddy to do!
The winner of the 15th annual Wacky Warning Labels Contest, sponsored by the Center for America, have been announced, which highlight absurd, self-obvious labels that manufacturers think are necessary in our litigious society. The winners are:
• Grand Prize -- "These globes should not be referred to for navigation." -- from a 7-inch decorative globe
• 2nd Prize - "Never use while sleeping." - from an electric razor for men
• And 3rd Prize - "Keep product away from infants and children." - from a neck pillow marketed for children
Do you think manufacturers are going way overboard with these warnings, or do you think they are really necessitated by our litigious society? Have you ever seen a warning label that was so absurd that it stuck in your mind? If so, what was it?
The federal government Web site www.fatherhood.gov offers a wide range of “tips” and resources for teaching men how to be a father, including “father-child” videos on healthy eating, teeth brushing and hand washing.
The taxpayer-funded website, launched during the Clinton administration, is a project of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse, which is a part of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance. The site links to the videos on the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Psychiatric Research Institute’s Web site.
“Parents are the best teachers of healthy eating habits,” the narration states in the healthy eating video. “The parent and the child each have important jobs.”
The graphic in the video states that the father’s job is to “provide a variety of healthy foods” and “eat healthy meals together.” The child’s job is to “decide whether to eat” and “decide how much to eat.”
“The best way to teach your child this healthy habit is to do it together over and over,” the narration on the hand washing video states.
The hand washing instructions are: Wet hands under running water, add soap, and rub all parts of hands and fingers for 15 seconds.”
“Children need help with tooth brushing until they are 6 to 8 years old,” another video states. The video shows a father and son brushing their teeth together. It advises that children should brush their teeth twice daily – “before bedtime” and “in the morning.”
There are also videos on reading and “constructive play.”
The project was most recently funded by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 for “the development, promotion, and distribution of a media campaign to encourage the appropriate involvement of parents in the life of any child and specifically the issue of responsible fatherhood, and the development of a national clearinghouse to assist states and communities in efforts to promote and support marriage and responsible fatherhood,” according to the website
When you gotta go, you gotta go! A Una man is accused of urinating in someone else's yard. Spartanburg deputies say the victim and his 7 year old daughter were inside their home when 53 year old Clarence Scott came into his front yard and relieved himself. Scott reportedly admitted it to officers saying he just couldn’t hold it any longer. He’s charged with public disorderly conduct.
Residents of Middleborough, Massachusetts, last night (June 11th) approved imposing a $20 fine for public swearing in a move intended to crack down on loud, profanity-filled language used by teens and others who gather in the downtown area and public parks in the town of 20 thousand. Officials insist they are NOT aiming to censor casual or private conversations. The ACLU notes the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the government can't ban public speech just because it contains profanity, but Massachusetts law allows towns to enforce local laws that give police power to arrest anyone who, quote, "addresses another person with profane or obscene language."
So, what do YOU think of the idea of imposing a $20 fee for public swearing? Does it violate your Free Speech and finally, does it bother you to hear such talk in public.
PLEASE ANSWER THIS FOR ME! What’s with the grunting and groaning by the players? Is that REALLY NECESSARY? No it’s not! It’s actually quite distracting from the game and yes, I love tennis, but hate the grunts and groans; PLEASE. STOP IT!!!!!!
Anyway; The winner of the men's singles title at the French Open will be decided today (June 11th), after rain caused the suspension of yesterday's championship match in the 4th set with 2nd seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal ahead of top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 1-2.
On the women's side, second-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova defeated 21st-ranked Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday to win the French Open for the first time.
Did you realize, or do you believe that of the 112 messages the average corporate e-mail user sends every day, nearly 15% are likely to be gossip. So finds Computer scientist Eric Gilbert at Georgia Tech examined hundreds of thousands of e-mails and found about 1 out of every 7 constituted "gossip." He defined them as messages containing information about a person or persons not among the recipients saying, "Gossip is generally how we know what we know about each other, and for this study we viewed it simply as a means to share social information.”
What about you and yours? Do you gossip or GET a lot of gossipy mail?
A Connecticut mother of 4 was recently arrested and accused of endangering her children for leaving them home alone with the oldest, who is 13. The teen was left in charge of the younger ones, ages 10, 4 and 1 1/2, while she went to church.
The police got involved when a neighbor called to report that the 4-year-old had wandered across the street into her yard. The mother, Rebecca Young, said the teen was only temporarily stepping in for a half-hour until a grown-up babysitter arrived.
Even though the Connecticut Department of Children and Family says that teens shouldn't be left in charge of younger kids until they're 15, some are questioning if this was really a matter for police.
Do you think they should be involved, IS 13 too young for a teen to be left in charge of younger kids, and don’t you really think that depends on their maturity?
Don’t you know her daughter is humiliated? A mother cheering her daughter at South Florence High School's graduation ceremony in South Carolina was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Shannon Cooper said she was humiliated when she was escorted out of the ceremony for celebrating for her 18-year-old daughter, Iesha Cooper. She said, "I don't even think humiliation could describe how I felt." Police said they warned the crowd that screamers and cheerers would be escorted out of the building and that those who were disorderly while they were being escorted out would be charged as such.
What’s wrong with you people, act like you got some cooth!
A new poll finds about half of New Yorkers don't like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban large servings of sugar sweetened drinks! The NY1-Marist poll released yesterday finds 53% of city adults say the proposal is a bad idea. 45% say they think the ban on drinks over 16 ounces would help people lose weight. More than half surveyed say they never order a sugary drink big enough to be banned!
Bloomberg will formally submit the proposal to limit the size of such drinks (including fruit drinks made up of less than 70% juice) to the Board of Health on June 12th.
If it’s approved in the scheduled September vote, the ban would take effect in March of next year. The limits would apply to restaurants, mobile food carts and other establishments that receive letter grades from the Department of Health -- about 20 thousand in all.
Violators would be fined $200 but would not lose points on letter grades. The limits would not apply to diet drinks or beverages with fewer than 25 calories per 8 ounces -- and would not apply to supermarkets or 7-11 stores, which market super-sized sodas.(The Big Gulp still around?)
So what do YOU think? I think they need to get the heck out of our lives! But, that’s just me!
One advantage of going to sleep drunk: The bed bugs leave you alone! In fact according to the new study The more drunk you are, the less inclined bugs are to drink your blood - and they lay less eggs! The Daily Mail reports going to bed with a few drinks inside you has the unexpected benefit; keeping the bed bugs from biting you. Scientists find the bugs prefer blood of a sober sleeper, and if the little bugs can’t get a good feed, they lay fewer eggs.
Thus the old saying, “Sleep TIGHT don't let the bed bugs bite!”