They know where your BUTT is (Really!)


A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls — and to tell employers if they spend too much time in there.

KDDI said the app, which will be available to businesses in March, will tell workers in participating buildings where they can find the nearest available bathroom stall.

“People often waste time by looking around for an available toilet on various floors or by waiting until one becomes available,” KDDI spokesman Daisuke Maruo told The Japan Times. “We believe this service will help people waste less time.”

The app uses sensors installed on the stall doors to determine whether they are occupied or available for use.

The sensors also notify an administrator if a toilet stall is occupied for more than 30 minutes, a service the company says is designed to notify bosses of potential accidents in the bathrooms, but could also be used to bust employees using the bathroom to avoid work — a 2012 survey indicated 30 percent of middle-aged businessmen in Japan use bathroom stalls to take naps at work.

“Even though people sometimes complain that the number of bathrooms in a building are not enough, it is often hard for facility administrators to increase the numbers,” Maruo said. “We believe this solution will help solve the problem by streamlining how bathrooms are used.”

The company said the service will be made available in office buildings next month, but could eventually be used at locations with high bathroom traffic, such as sports stadiums, train stations, and shopping malls.

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45 Sadness


He is my president, the 45th president of the United States of America.  Like many Americans I  hoped for the best and told myself I would to give him a chance.

That was January 20th

As of the February 19, I am mortified, embarrassed and sad.

Doing a reality check I asked myself, am I a sore loser, am I angry?

Disappointed yes, its one of many disappointments I’ve experienced when the best man lost.    When 43( George W) won I was dissapointed. There weren’t statements or questions in his character that led me to believe he might damage the country.

In less than 30 days, 45 has manage to damage our image. He has managed to bring the stability of the United States into question.   He has insulted our allies and caused most of us to be on constant alert. What will he do or say today?

Despite all the alternative facts, I’m not in shock.  President 45 and Candidate Trump are the same person.   I’ve never been at odds with his supporters, in fact I understand why they supported him.  While his candidacy has  awakened a racist element ,I don’t subscribe to the notion that all of his supporters are racists.  However since the election, some of my Indian, Mexican and Iranian friends have been attacked, some physically.  The citizenship of anyone with an accent is now questioned.

I find it difficult to respond, whenever one of my international friends ask why-how was he elected?  I lay of lot of the blame on my candidate, Hillary Clinton, and the other candidates,Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham, Martin O’Malley,Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Rick Perry and Jeb Bush.     Not one of these candidates stepped forward the day or the after he made that racist statement about Mexicans.   No one said this isn’t acceptable, he is wrong and doesn’t represent my  America!  Jeb Bush who’s wife is Mexican, their  children have relatives in Mexico was uncomfortably silent.   We have seen the careers of sportscasters and other notable individuals end, after making racists comments.  One wonders how successful he would have been if one or more of the candidates immediately spoke out against him.

The root of my sadness comes from the news.  Rarely a day passes without a  an international misstep by 45 or someone in his administration which is later blamed on the evil media. It also comes from Social Media.

There is an upside…..

People are awake!  There are daily demonstrations all over the country.   The Women’s march gave me hope.  I participated in the Muslim demonstration at Sacramento International.   One demonstration I wont participate in is “45 isnt my President”  With so many demonstrations I worry that they will eventually lose their impact.

To counter my sadness, I limit the time I spend of social media and watching the news. With so many people in shock, one thing is missing is humor. SNL has been a god send for me, through the writers I can exhale.

I’m gonna be okay, so will the rest of us.   Please don’t recommend therapy or snappy happy pills. I promise I wont throw myself in traffic or eat a case of Lil Debbie treats.  Its not that serious. I am an an optimist, today is today, and in time it will get better.

I wish more people would refer to him as 45.  The narcissist loves hearing his name and 45 would make him crazy, or are we too late.?

CityFella

Survived another Valentines Day


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February 14, a dark day for those who view it as just another day.   A dark day for that man or woman who forgets to buy flowers, chocolate or a “Kay diamond for their significant other.

A few years ago, a relatively new relationship ended because I didn’t call and wish Happy Valentine day.  Apparently the happy birthday greeting four days earlier wasn’t enough.

I’m a loving caring man passionate man who hates that day.   Why February 14th?  Why not October 5th or July 19th or any other day?

All over the world, there are men and women who buy flowers, diamonds,chocolates, and other gifts for their significant others just because.     However those tokens of love rendered meaningless by Valentines Day .

Non Participants of this manufactured holiday could face tears, anger and resentment.

For years. after being pressured by friends, staff and colleagues.  I bought last minute VD gifts.  I was one of those pathetic men standing in the Drug Store line buying one of those last remaining red trinkets.   One year, a sad rose with glued on sparkles.   I  remember looking back at the long line of men who knew there wouldn’t be peace .if he came home empty handed AND he knew what he bought at the drug store wouldn’t be enough

365 Out of Control

One man, took on extra shifts for years to buy his wife a luxury car on her birthday only to be locked out of the house a day after VD because she was the only person in her office who did not get a gift.

A few years ago I stopped participating in this manufactured holiday.  No longer will I be in line at a Walgreen’s Drug Store buying what ever is left on the shelves.

I’m not trying to start of movement as there are many men and women who look forward to February 14th and to you I say Mazel Tov.   However to those men and women who quietly resent that day in February.  Feel free to create your own day to express your love.  There are 365 days and on February 15th those heart shape boxed of candy are marked down.  Buy several boxes. Candy keeps.   Throughout the year, with every gift include one of those heart shaped boxes to remind your significant other love isn’t one day a year.

CityFella

 

 

 

Can SNL topple 45’s administration?


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By: Dean Obeidallah/CNN

Saturday Night Live is clearly no longer content to just comically fillet 45 As we saw again in this Saturday night’s episode, they are increasingly going after key members of his staff. And if recent media reports are accurate, this seems to be rattling Trump and causing dissension within his administration.

When I worked on the production staff of SNL for eight seasons, we never knew if the politician or the celebrity the show would be mocking that weekend would be watching. But of course with Donald Trump, we do know. It appears he can’t help hate-watching the show. Trump has taken to Twitter on multiple occasions to slam the iconic comedy show, even demanding back in October that it be canceled because he was outraged by the way Alec Baldwin and the show depicted him.
Baldwin hosted the show this past Saturday, and if the sole goal of SNL was to drive Trump to Twitter to lash out, they could’ve featured many sketches with Baldwin lambasting the President. After all, Trump offers comedians an abundance of material. But instead, the show made a decision to focus more on key members of his administration like Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway.
The show opened with Melissa McCarthy reprising her hilarious role from last week as Spicer. This time Spicer tried to remain in control but as time went on he lost it. Soon Spicer was hawking goods for Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, which Nordstrom pulled this week for poor sales. And Spicer even comically commented on the racist underpinnings of Trump’s “extreme vetting” plan by using a white Barbie doll who easily walks by TSA security agents before a brown skinned “Moana” doll is immediately subjected to a pat down.
Assuming the media reports are accurate that last Saturday’s SNL depiction of Spicer got under Trump’s skin since a woman was playing Spicer, then the next moment of the cold open must really have angered Trump. That’s when his newly sworn-in Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, entered the sketch, played by the amazing Kate McKinnon. And she delivered a great comic line, touching on Session’s alleged racist past, “We all know there are two kinds of crime…regular and black.”
In the span of a few short minutes, SNL had again undermined Spicer, depicted the “Muslim ban” as racist, and spotlighted Sessions’ controversial past. That’s great political comedy.
But SNL was far from done with Trump’s team. Next came an entire sketch about Trump’s senior advisor Kellyanne Conway, which began with CNN’s Jake Tapper, played by Beck Bennett, commenting on how he didn’t want Conway on his show because of her peddling of fictitious stories, including “The Bowling Green massacre” that never happened.
Moments later when Tapper arrives at his apartment, he’s confronted — in a loose parody of the classic film “Fatal Attraction” — by an angry lingerie-clad Conway played by McKinnon. She declares she’s “not going to be ignored” by Tapper or any in the media because, “I just want to be part of the news.”
It wasn’t until the Weekend Update segment where Trump really became the brunt of the jokes. One of the most cutting came from Update co-anchor Michael Che when he commented that Trump looked miserable as President and noted that Trump was eating a truly unhealthy diet of KFC fried chicken. Che wryly added that Trump should quit now as President, “I mean, Donald, is this really how you want to spend the last two years of your life?!”
And finally, one hour into the show, we saw Baldwin as Trump. This time it was in a People’s Court parody of Trump appealing the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision. Sure, it was funny — especially when Trump calls as a character witness a shirtless Vladimir Putin — but clearly, SNL had made a conscious decision to not use Baldwin as Trump in sketch after sketch in this highly anticipated episode.
Giving comedic airtime to parodies of Sessions, Conway, and Spicer instead of wall-to-wall Baldwin was both funny and an important commentary on the volatile first weeks of the Trump administration. Obviously SNL alone can’t undermine the credibility of a presidential administration. But it can play a key role. (Hence Trump lashing out at SNL.) And given that SNL is at a 22-year high in ratings this season, the show is off to a good start. Its reach has not been this great in decades.
So in a time when polls show many Americans distrust the mainstream media, it may just take SNL and comedians to be the voices of reason. Here’s hoping that week after week SNL helps make America laugh again at Trump — and his administration.
Dean ObeidallahDean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is the host of SiriusXM radio’s daily program “The Dean Obeidallah Show” and a columnist for The Daily Beast. Follow him @deanofcomedy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.

Look Out! She gotta a Tampon!


Warning: If you easily offended, grossed out. KEEP READING

On Monday, St Petersburg, Florida Police was called to brawl in progress. Twenty eight year old Tecora Fields  Tecora Fields (left) pinged a wet and used tampon at St Petersburg Police Department officer André Sousa (right on a separate occasion) as he tried to break up a brawl she was involved inwas involved in the brawl.

Andre Sousa Tecora Fields (left) pinged a wet and used tampon at St Petersburg Police Department officer André Sousa (right on a separate occasion) as he tried to break up a brawl she was involved in the officer investigating the brawl said, Tecora told the officer to “suck her pussy” and added  “I’ll hit you with my tampon you bitch!”

The officer said  Tecora  “was then seen with both her hands in her genital area, with her pants open.” She was then observed “throwing a wet white paper object”

The wet used Tampon hit this officer shoulder (it was intended for his mouth)

After flinging the Tampon,she was off…… towards a nearby house but the officers taser ended her run to freedom.

Fields was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, a felony. The crime was carried out, a criminal complaint notes, “by use of a deadly weapon”  The used tampon.”

Tocora posted bond as her story goes global.

CityFella

 

Word Power: Australia Senator Pauline Hanson wants to Ban Muslims


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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump called on the United States to bar all Muslims from entering the country until the nation’s leaders can “figure out what is going on” following the terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, California.  After the Paris Terrorist attacks he wanted a database to track Muslims.

Attacks on Muslims and people who have been mistaken for Muslims have increased in this country.   While many Americans were outraged, Donald Trump continued his attacks.

President Trump, intends to restrict immigration from Muslim countries that ‘pose national security threat’ by Executive Order tomorrow.  Trump is also expected to restrict access to the United States for refugees and some visa holders from “terror prone” countries Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, according to aides.

Last year, Pauline Hanson was elected to the Australia Senate representing the State of Queenlands . Hanson, has consistently opposed immigration in this country of 24 million people. Australia’s footprint is nearly the same size of the Continental US.

Last year after the attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Senator Hanson called on a Muslim ban.  “We have laws here that we don’t bring in pitbull terriers because they are a danger to our society… we have laws to protect Australians

Hanson is one of the co-founders of  One Nation Political Party. Through the years she has called for the restriction and changed to Australia Immigration policy.  She believes  Australia has to take a strong stance against Muslims, Islam, its teaching and its beliefs.

One Nation wants a ban on building new mosques until a royal commission into whether Islam is a religion or a political ideology has been held, and installing cameras in all existing mosques

Senator Hanson said Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asians. Believed Africans would bring disease into Australia. “Do you want to see your daughter or a family member end up with AIDS or anyone for that matter?”  

Her language is often harsh, and many Australians believe she is racist and is a detriment to the country.   However, members of One National believe they are  preserving Australian values.

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As leaders, the power of the words used by Senator Hansen and President Trump can generate peace. 

The politics of Senator Hanson and President Trump has put many Muslims and people mistaken as Muslims at risk.  Much of what they have said isn’t based on fact, its simply irresponsible propaganda.   Peace isn’t the objective, as unprovoked attacks on American and Australian born Muslims increase daily, they are silent.

Many Muslims, Sikhs and others live in a constant state of fear. Afraid to leave their homes in the country they were born in.  They are attacked on social media. Sadly, this isn’t just happening in America and Australia.

History has eerie way of repeating itself.  I was one of millions of people who marched last Saturday, every faith, every hue, and every age group.  One Voice.  I remembered the last line of Pastor Martin Niemoller’s famous quote.

 Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

CityFella

 

 

Real Men Explain Why They REFUSE To Date Fat Women


By: Rebecca Jane Stokes/Your Tango.com

They didn’t hold anything back.

I am a fat woman.

I am friends with other fat women..

None of us have a hard time getting dates, finding love, or sex, whatever it is we happen to be looking for.

But while that’s true, all of the fat women in my life have at least one story of me explaining to them that they could never date because of her fatness.

It’s never easy to be rejected for any reason, but fat women get used to it in their interactions with men sadly because it seems to be more socially acceptable to express disgust with fat than it is express other complaints about a person’s physical appearance.

In our culture, people are taught, unfortunately, that being fat is bad.

It isn’t bad at all. A fat person is just as worthy of love, respect, and kindness as any other person.

I’ve always wanted to know what goes on inside the heads of men who refuse to date a woman just because she is fat.

On the one hand, as a sex writer, I understand that people are attracted to different things, so I wanted to keep an open mind.

That said, it’s hard to be objective when someone is explaining why you don’t  give them an erections. 

With that in mind, I asked a group of anonymous men who refuse to date fat women to try and explain their feelings to me.

I knew that there was science to support the fact that men love a woman with a tummy, but I wanted to hear from the other side.

And, just to be clear, the views of these men are not my views — or necessarily the views of YourTango.

Now that we got that way-too-technical disclaimer out of the way…

Here’s what they had to say:

Why don’t you date fat women?

  • “Fat is subjective. Thick is not fat. Much like how women do not want to date a man shorter than them, men don’t want to date women who weigh more than them.”
  • “I grew up fat, and work extremely hard to maintain a healthy weight. I know firsthand how being fat wreaks havoc on your self-esteem and social presence. I would also be concerned about having a partner putting herself at risk for a variety of weight-related complications, especially in the long-term.”
  • “Folds of fat just aren’t attractive.”
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  • “Save for instances of diagnosable (and often treatable) problems with metabolism, a fat body is often a sign of disregard for one’s health. Mind and body are not two separate entities; they are linked. You can’t abuse your body and expect your mind to fire on all cylinders. A fat body can (but does not always) imply laziness, short-sightedness, and a kind of disregard for one’s holistic well-being.”
  • “A woman who is fat clearly just doesn’t care about herself.”
  • “Being fat can become a serious health problem.”
  • “I’m skinny and dating a fat woman would look weird.”
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  • “Fat women can’t do as much as skinny women, and I’m pretty active.”
  • “Living a healthy style is important to me. Fat women don’t lead healthy lives.”
  • “Chubby can be cute. But fat is ugly.”
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  • “I’ve broken up with women who let themselves go. It’s my job to earn the money and it’s her job to look good for me and for herself.”
  • “I can’t stand lazy people. If she can’t be bothered to exercise for thirty minutes, that to me is a sign of true laziness.”

I agree that you’re attracted to what you’re attracted to, but I don’t think that gives you a right to be rude.

Online dating is rough enough without some guy responding to a message by saying “hit the gym and then we’ll talk” (totally true, totally happened to me.)

These answers reinforced what I already knew to be true:

We have to change the way we treat fat women. 

End of story.