Airline executive went nuts over nuts!

Korean Air

I am sure you have heard by now the news about a Korean Air executive who went nuts over nuts! Yes, you read that right. A Korean Air flying out of New York had on board the airlines’ vice president on cabin services. She was served nuts not on a platter but still inside a packet. Angry over the oversight of the senior cabin crew member, she made a scene. According to reports, she insulted the crew and even forced him to kneel.

Then, she made the pilots turn the plane around to go back to the airport terminal and let the crew off the plane.

What a power-tripping woman! The crew might have made an oversight on first class cabin protocol on serving nuts (of all things!) but it didn’t merit that kind of reaction from her. Even endangering the whole plane when she made it turn back.

According to news reports, she already resigned from her post in Korean Air and even issued a public apology for what happened. She is reportedly going to be sued for the incident.

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Investment scams

An evening news report aired a few nights ago made me think about this post and sharing it with all of you. It’s about investment scams, those “double your money” schemes that so many people still fall for.

In a gist, there were several people who were made to believe that the money they gave a company would double just because. Hearing the word “double” made them lose their senses and they gave hard-earned money to the company obviously operated by unscrupulous people. After amassing large sums of money, the owners of the company disappeared!

You know what made me really angry? One victim was interviewed and she said that the money she gave, invested in, the company was money earned by her sister who was working abroad, an overseas worker who was earning through blood and sweat! Can you imagine the anguish of that OFW who was not told that the money she was asking her sister to save for her was now lost to some scammer?

Please don’t fall for any kind of “double your money” scheme. There is NO way that your investment will double just like that! Unless you are a loan shark or a drug dealer, your money won’t multiply in any kind of investment out there. Just like that! You will have to wait for a long time before you will be able to earn so much from your investment. Don’t believe in promises that all you have to do is trust them with your hard-earned money and a couple of days after, it will be given back to you double the amount. Totally BULL! It’s fraudulent and you are better off investing your money in a business you know a lot about.

Interest and dividends are earned over time, in small amounts unless you invested millions. Keep that in mind!

On the Sandy Hook shooting…

UPDATE: I read from eonline that Morgan Freeman didn’t actually release any comments on the Sandy Hook shooting. The statement below was no more than a hoax.

BUT…

Don’t you think it still makes sense?

I am not going to delete this post because I do believe it makes sense.

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I got this from the page of Police State USA: Land of the Checkpoints. This is Morgan Freeman‘s take on why the Sandy Hook Newtown, Connecticut shooting happened, as well as those other equally horrific shootings that took place in the past. Here’s his take on why it took place…

You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why.

It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem.

I am not sure if Mr. Freeman really gave this statement. But once you’ve read the whole statement, you must admit it makes sense. No name, no picture, no mention of the killer because it will only bring on the notoriety that they so crave the most before they did the horrible crime they committed. And so are the others before and who will follow him.

Let’s concentrate instead on the victims, their love ones, and the community as a whole suffering and in shock over the crime committed against them.

Unconcerned over what’s happening around them.

I know some people don’t really watch or listen to the news but I just find it funny how those who are active in Facebook (and I mean those posting every few hours daily!) would completely ignore the important stuff happening around the world, or even in the country they live in.

I just find it insensitive at times.

Maybe this is just me but at least say something, or at the very least stop posting wacky photos when the world is grieving over something horrific that took place.

🙁

Sandy

hurricane-sandy

My heart goes out to all the people in the US affected by hurricane Sandy. From someone who is used to severe weather conditions (read: super typhoons), I know how hard it is to cope with devastation. I hope everyone will be able to recover as soon as possible.

And praying it won’t happen ever again!

Stay safe everyone!

CNN US Presidential Debates

US Presidential debate

I’ve watched all three CNN US Presidential Debates live. I’ve tweeted about it alongside Americans and those of us who are interested in the upcoming US presidential elections. You see, I may not be an American but I have vested interest in the upcoming elections and the one to be elected president. I have love ones and friends living and working in the USA and other US territories. My work is connected to the US soil. So you can see where I am coming from, right? Why I am affected and why I care.

For the past couple of years, unfortunately under President Barack Obama‘s administration, my work suffered a lot. I am not blaming it on the president, let’s make that very clear. I am saying that it happened during his administration. And you know what? I don’t think I’d want another couple of years like that. Work affected, income plummeting. That’s just bad.

I was able to talk to a friend who is now a US citizen. His whole family now lives in the US and he told me how sad the economy is there right now. He has friends and relatives who are jobless for more than a year already! They’ve seen sad things happening around and they don’t want that anymore. They all voted for Obama, rooted for him from the very beginning, but they are now as disappointed with him as many more Americans are. I know, I’ve been reading updates in Twitter and other online sites. I am not sure if Mitt Romney is the answer but if and when Obama is given another chance, I sure hope he lives up to everybody’s expectations this time around. It isn’t an easy task. And I believe him when he said that most of the problems he faced and is still facing are just handed down to him. But people need change. People need to see improvements. It’s not all talk and no walk.

I will be taking a closer look at the presidential elections. And I will be praying alongside many Americans that the one leader who can create a real change be voted (or reelected as the case may be).

And as Bob Schieffer‘s mom would say… Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong.

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