Thursday, January 27, 2011

topless woman on golf course jab at Tiger's sex scandal?

Tiger Woods, who has just been through one of the biggest sex scandals in sports history, has been able to catch his breath now that he is no longer front page news. Just when he thought all was quiet, this topless woman surfaces as a reminder of the days that shook his world to the core? No one knows for sure, but one golf fan thinks this is why this woman's image was planted somewhere it should not have been!

Tiger Woods PGA PlayStation Golf game has created a topless avatar for one surprised player! Jo Eley said she “spent ages” creating her likeness in an avatar for the Tiger Woods PGA PlayStation game, just to have the woman, who looks very much like her, come out wearing only short shorts! This avatar was wearing golf shoes, glasses and swinging a golf club, but she was also topless, according to the Sun News.

Jo Eley, who is a big golf fan believes that it was Tiger Woods sex scandal that may have prompted a programmer to put the topless avatar into the game as a joke, according to the Sun. She believes the programer planted a "secret strip" in the game. She said she could not stop laughing and that she cannot get rid of the topless avatar, according to the sun.

To create her virtual self in this virtual world of golf, Jo Eley used the face mapping technology. The avatar does have a remarkable resemblance to Jo, in facial features, but the avatar was only partially dressed!

A spokesperson for the makers of the game, Electric Arts, believe that it was some type of hacker outside of their manufacturing plant that did this to the Tiger Woods game. They say it is impossible to create this topless avatar from their game in its original retail form.

Connecticut fans of Tiger Woods want to see him play this year in the Travelers Championship. This tournament, which is held in Cromwell Connecticut, is the only PGA tour stop in the Nutmeg State. Tiger has not made it to this tournament yet and year after year his fans are hopeful that this will change and Tiger will grace the greens of the Nutmeg State’s tournament with the rest of the pros! Maybe 2011 will be the year!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Poll: Most want Obama, GOP to work together

Americans overwhelmingly want to see cooperation, not confrontation, between President Obama and congressional Republicans as a new legislative year begins, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds — but they're not particularly optimistic about what they'll get.

One week before the president delivers his State of the Union Address, most of those surveyed don't expect the government to work better now that Republicans have won control of the U.S. House or Obama to do a better job now that he has had two years of experience in the White House under his belt.
Those expectations pose risks for the president and the GOP.

"They've got to find a way to thread the needle and agree on some major issues," says Steven Schier, a political scientist at Carleton College in Northfield, Minn. Reducing the federal budget deficit, raising the nation's debt ceiling and repealing or revising the health care law loom as divisive debates ahead.
"The issues are big, the differences are large, and the way forward is unclear," Schier says.
Americans are looking for things to get done:

•Eighty percent say the president should work to pass legislation Democrats and Republicans can agree on, even if it's not what most Democrats want. Even 70% of Democrats polled feel that way.
•Eighty-three percent say it's extremely or very important for House Republicans to pass legislation that both parties can agree on. Even 77% of Republicans polled feel that way.

Still, 39% also say it is important for House Republicans to block legislation the GOP disagrees with, including 55% of Republicans. And 53% of Republicans say it's very important for GOP leaders to consider the goals of the Tea Party movement.

The poll of 1,032 adults taken Friday through Sunday has an error margin of 4 percentage points.

No one starts the year with glowing ratings.

Obama's job-approval rating is 47% — precisely where it was in early January — and his favorable rating is 53%, up a bit from recent months. House Speaker John Boehner's favorable rating is 42%, almost exactly where Democrat Nancy Pelosi stood when she became speaker four years ago. Sarah Palin's favorable rating dropped to 38%, the lowest since just after bursting onto the national scene as John McCain's running mate in 2008. In the wake of controversy over her response to the Tucson shooting, her unfavorable rating hit a new high, 53%.

While Americans say they want conciliation, deep divisions remain over how to proceed on the health care law passed last year. House leaders have scheduled a vote for Wednesday on repealing it.

One-third of those polled, 32%, want the law repealed entirely, and 25% say it should be scaled back. On the other side, 24% say the law should be expanded, and 13% say it should be kept as it is.

There is also significant support for a showdown over raising the debt limit, a step that may have to be taken by late March to keep the government out of default. Half say Congress should agree to raise it only if there is an agreement in place on reducing the deficit in the future. Just 16% say it should be raised in any case.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Pet Tips: Passive Smoking Hazardous to Furry Friends

Cigarette smoking is not only bad for your health, it also affects the health of your pets. According to the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific, recent medical research shows that cats and dogs living with people who smoke risk developing cancer, allergies and other illnesses from secondhand smoke.
If you've been on the fence about giving up smoking for the New Year, the Seattle Humane Society urges you to consider these facts:
* There is an increased risk for animals because they not only inhale tobacco smoke, but also ingest the residue that collects on their fur.
* Puppies that eat multiple cigarette butts can die of nicotine poisoning.
* Cats exposed to frequent cigarette smoke are at least twice as likely to develop a fatal cancer called feline lymphoma.
* When grooming themselves, cats are likely to ingest nicotine residue which makes them susceptible to developing oral cancers commonly found in smokers.
* Similarly, secondhand smoking increases the risk of certain cancers in dogs. Dogs with longer noses are at an even greater risk of developing nasal and sinus cancer. Short nosed dogs risk developing lung cancer.
* Due to animal sensitivity to smell, all pets can have severe reactions to smoke particles in the air. Much like their human companions, animals can develop respiratory infections, eye irritation, lung inflammation and asthma as a result of secondhand smoke.