19 March 2011

Bimbo Quits UCLA

UCLA student quits in 'Asian' video furor
Published: March. 19, 2011 at 1:52 PM

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- A UCLA student who posted an offensive "Asians in the Library" video on YouTube has apologized and dropped out.

In a letter sent Friday to The Daily Bruin newspaper at the University of California, Los Angeles, Alexandra Wallace wrote, "In an attempt to produce a humorous YouTube video, I have offended the UCLA community and the entire Asian culture. I am truly sorry for the hurtful words I said and the pain it caused."

She added, "Especially in the wake of the ongoing disaster in Japan, I would do anything to take back my insensitive words."

Wallace said her "mistake" had led to "harassment of my family, the publishing of my personal information, death threats and being ostracized from an entire community" and she was withdrawing "for personal safety reasons."

The university had already decided not to take any action against Wallace for the video, which became an Internet sensation in the last week

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/03/19/UCLA-student-quits-in-Asian-video-furor/UPI-69661300557143/#ixzz1H4fGKHVC

Another great spoof on Alexandra Wallace...

14 March 2011

The end for Japan?

Do Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami mark the end for Japan?  In addition to the massive physical destruction and large death and injury tolls, the Japanese government is contending with nuclear plants that seem to veer out of its control.

Can Japan recover from this disaster?

12 March 2011

China to Eliminate Poverty by 2020

If any country can do it, it's PR China.  Over the last 30 years, it has lifted 400 million people out of poverty.  During the same period, the USA has added millions to its already stagnant list of impoverished people.  Qi lai!

China to remove poverty by 2020: PM


Beijing, March 7 – China aims to eradicate poverty in the next 10 years by focusing on the country’s destitute population, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said.
Wen said Sunday the country will intensify its poverty alleviation efforts through aids and development, People’s Daily reported Monday.
China’s State Council is drafting a new 10-year poverty-reduction plan (2011-2020), in which the country’s poverty line of 1,196 yuan per year (about $0.5 a day) will be ‘greatly raised’, Wen said during the ongoing session of parliament – the National People’s Congress.
According to the UN’s standard of $1.25 per person each day, China still has 150 million people under the poverty line.
China’s population was 1.3 billion in 2009. 

03 March 2011

the fleecing of cities and counties

So you get a good salary and benefits to fight fires and stop crimes. That's fine.  But while you are working and earning a salary (+ benefits), you are also collecting a retirement check, which can be as high as 90% of your regular pay.  In essence, you get double pay for a single job!  Now cities and counties are going broke with these double-dipping schemes.

This scheme makes Robert Rizzo of Bell look like an honest thief.