Monthly Archives: June 2012

Refugee Resettlement Watch

Update October 23, 2016:9,020 were admitted according to the Refugee Processing Center.

Update October 21, 2015: 8,858 were admitted in FY2015, here.

Update October 26, 2014:  The final tally for FY2014 is 9,000!

Update September 7, 2014:  Found it! FY2013 Somali admissions to the US–7,600!

Update August 29th, 2014:  Finally got around to updating the stats at least for FY 2011 and 2012 (see below).  Couldn’t find 2013 but will keep looking.  We are nearly doubling the numbers of Somalis admitted this fiscal year (2014).  As of July 31, we have admitted 7,326 Somalis to your towns and cities.

Update August 28th, 2014:  I need to update the recent years.  The numbers stayed low for a number of years because family reunification had been closed to Somalis for years due to the huge fraud uncovered by the State Department in 2008, but Somali resettlement…

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Katie and Kruz Kall it Kwits

English: The Actress Katie Holmes at the Natio...

English: The Actress Katie Holmes at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the latest episode of divorce celebrity style: Katie Holmes who returned to the small screen in The Kennedys and Tom Cruise who is starring in a broadway show about metal heads are calling it quits after a lavish wedding and a daughter named Suri.

The divorce episode of these two where millions are involved is probably pretty much settled if they had a prenuptial agreement.

Heloise recently wrote a review of the book “Inside Scientology” where Tom, and by default Katie loomed large on that creepy scene.  I am sure Katie won’t need to go begging with her split with Tom.  Rumors of Tom gayness and cultness probably doomed this marriage before the lavish Italian nupitals.  What a waste.

Entertainment

Even though The Joker isn’t making a showing in the July 20 release of The Dark Knight Rises, you can still drop $274.99 on a new Hot Toys sixth scale Heath Ledger lookalike figure, the Joker 2.0, from The Dark Knight.

Hot Toys, boasting about the “overwhelming reception” of the original Joker toy, decided to spruce up the late Ledger by turning the Joker 2.0 into a one-foot-tall highly detailed version — including 35 “points of articulation” on the hand-painted sculpted toy — in plenty of time to soak in the expected success of the upcoming film. From the shape of the face to the elaborate makeup-style painting, this toy couldn’t look any more like Ledger. And you get two versions, one with a smiling face and one sans the smile. Each version comes with sculpted hair placement and the Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (we had to include…

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Swampland

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld President Obama’s health reform law, affirming the centerpiece of the sweeping 2010 overhaul of the nation’s medical industries in a landmark 5-4 vote. The deciding opinion, written by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, held that the requirement that almost all Americans buy health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a penalty, does not violate the Constitution.

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Tech

With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft will redo the plumbing of its mobile operating system to allow more diverse hardware and easier app development.

At last, Windows Phone will support multi-core processors, HD screen resolutions and microSD cards for hardware makers, and will add native code support and other goodies for app development. The goal, as always, will be to elevate Windows Phone from underdog status against iOS and Android.

At a press event this week, Microsoft only announced some of the changes it will make in Windows Phone 8. The rest will come later, before new phones running the software launch this fall. (My colleague, Harry McCracken, has outlined what we know so far.) In the meantime, let’s consider what still needs to happen for Windows Phone 8 to start making a serious dent in the sales of its rivals:

Interesting Hardware

Although software is more important than hardware…

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Why do illegals get a pass? They do take jobs from citizens and break the laws at the same time. How good is that?

Swampland

Pare away the tough economic talk and the requisite condemnations of President Obama, and Mitt Romney’s Thursday address at a conference of Latino elected officials in Orlando was a softer moment for a candidate who spent much of the past two presidential-election cycles savaging his primary opponents on immigration.

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Sounds good to me. There’s are two anorexics in my yoga class and I can’t watch them because it’s ridiculous for them to not get help.

NewsFeed

As anybody with a gym ID mouldering in their wallet, purse or glove compartment can tell you, there are a lot of obstacles to going to the gym regularly. There’s just not enough time in the day. Gyms are just too expensive. There’s that Real Housewives marathon on Bravo. And then there’s one of the hardest reasons to admit: what if your gym just has too many skinny, healthy people in it?

(MORE: Weight Watchers CEO Tells TIME How He Became the ‘Weight Loss Boss’)

For some gymgoers, a plethora of thin, peppy gym rats can prove to be too big of an obstacle to overcome. That’s why Body Exchange, a Vancouver-based gym, has made a bold business move and banned skinny people from their establishments in the hopes of fostering a friendly work-out environment for a primarily plus-size clientele.

(MORE: Can Eating Chocolate Help You Stay…

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Rodney King dead at 47

He was found dead today.  The beating in 1992  no doubt shortened hislife.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/17/us/obit-rodney-king/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/17/us/obit-rodney-king/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Jack was indefatiguable. He went to all 50 states.