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KARMA! it Bites, and it Bites Real Hard!

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 (credit AP) V. Stiviano arriving at her lawsuit case between former lover, Donald Sterling wife, Shelly Sterling

ETHLIN ENTERTAINMENT | LOS ANGELES | APR 16 2015 –  Today (April 16, 2015) is a historic day for wives and side-piece everywhere, whether wealthy, middle class, poor, black, white, Chinese. Doesn’t matter, because the wives score a big one today over side pieces everywhere. Everyone remember Donald Sterling, and his girlfriend (side piece) V. Stiviano, who was born as Vanessa Perez. Their controversy began almost a year ago on August 25th of last year (2014).

The odd couple was in the spotlight when TMZ gain access to an audio tape of then, Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling ranting on and on about African American in general and a picture of Magic Johnson and to his then girlfriend V. Stiviano together. In the conversation, you can hear Mr. Sterling used some pretty strong words about African Americans. Those words heard on that audio file lead to his own players, coaches, and owners backing away from him; and eventually, the NBA forced him to sell the Clippers and issued him a lifetime ban.

While many saw this as a jab and a knockout punch to Donald Sterling Empire. This wife stood by his side throughout the events. As many people called out Stiviano as the one who released those tapes to TMZ, to shatter Donald Sterling. Stiviano was in front of the camera each and every day, as the man, she claims she love, and who showered her with gifts like a 1.8 million Dollar home and Ferrari, Bentley’s and beat down by the media and the public.

Well, it seems that Donald Sterling and his wife, Rochelle “Shelly” Sterling was the one who benefitted the most from the whole controversy. It forces the Clippers to be sold, which was entered into a betting war and sold for $1.9 billion, to former CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer, who I admire as an owner.

Today, Los Angeles judge Richard Fruin Jr. awarded Shelly Sterling $2.6million of the $3million plus she had sought from Ms. Stiviano. Lawyers argued in court that, Stiviano used sex to manipulate Donald Sterling and used other recordings to show he bought Stiviano a house, a Ferrari, expensive trips, clothes and other expensive goods. The recordings are from Stiviano own iPhone, which you can hear both Stiviano and Sterling discussing how to hide gifts from his wife.

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(credit AP) Shelly Sterling Arriving at courthouse

Shelly also pointed out that the money that was used to purchase the gifts for Stiviano, was her property. Stiviano lawyers argued that the money was spent during the split up of Donald Sterling and Shelly Sterling; it was interesting to see how Stiviano slams Donald Sterling in court.

Donald took to the stands and testified that he paid for the entire house, and Stiviano didn’t even give 50 cents toward her $1.8 million Spanish-style duplex, a statement that Stiviano doesn’t agree with, saying she had contributed an unknown amount of money, money that was given to her in small amount from family members that she saved.

Stiviano looks like a complete fool, she continue to call Donald Sterling, a father figure and a very generous friend at the same time, she’s calling him, a bigot and an evil man, yet she continue to accept expensive gift from a bigot, a man she claims didn’t like black or Hispanic people. Not only she accepted those expensive gifts but she stated that Donald Sterling spend far more time with her than Sterling own wife and children during the 2 and half years she spent as his personal assistant.

She will call him all sort of names but will say thing like ‘We were so interconnected on a level that was more spiritual. He became my everything and I became his all” Word from Stiviano mouth under oath.

I don’t care how rich you are, I am not going laugh up in your face, accept all your gifts and pretended we are all cool, when you’re a flat-out racism  or a killer, I would never bring those type of people around my family. It shows her character, that she’s the only one that matters. It was she who recorded that tape and it was she who sold that tape to TMZ.

At one point Sterling’s lawyer turned to Stiviano an ask

‘Who is the real Donald Sterling?’

Stiviano replied

‘The real Donald Sterling is a con artist, a bigot … he’s mean, he’s despicable,’ Stiviano replied, before quickly adding that to her, he was ‘kind, loving, sweet … a mentor, a father. … He treated me as he treated no one else.’

Quickly right after Stiviano got emotional as she spoke about Donald Starling visiting her brother, in the hospital when he needed a heart transplant.

The picture she is painting is that Donald Sterling is this amazing person, who is there for both her and her family; to take advantage of his money and generosity but he still a racist that should rot and die.

Donald Sterling(R) and Former Mistress V. Stiviano(L) sits court side during a Clippers Home Game
(credit AP) Donald Sterling(R) and Former Mistress V. Stiviano(L) sits court side during a Clippers Home Game

She wanted to use the tape to start the controversy to dis credited Donald Sterling and his wife in this lawsuit. Many people may not have known, this but Shelly Sterling brought this lawsuit to V. Stiviano months before the tape leaked out, and those are probably the reason Shelly Sterling stood by her man side; because she knew she was playing him. These are reason why it doesn’t pay to-be evil because everything has now gone completely wrong for her when Donald and Shelly Sterling became even richer. Who has the last laugh Shelly Sterling did?

Nowadays these young females, are buying their body, and seducing men all over the world for money and lavish life style, making these men leave their home destroying families from left to right. Especially celebrities and older wealthy men; men will always have a graving for beautiful females, that’s something that will never go away especially nowadays where you can go guy a butt or a breast or a 1-inch waist and 40-inch butt. Wives everywhere go crazy at their husband but many of them can’t help it! Can they?

After the family is ripped apart they go to the media for TV, book deals, and their 15 minutes, degrading themselves as human beings’, I won’t say their body, because it, not their body – they didn’t earn it. Most time its the men they are seeing pay for it.  So it belongs to them. That is exactly why Shelly Sterling is entitled to receive her money back from Stiviano.

That’s why today is a big day for man and wives all over this Earth, because it give them a way to fight back, no matter how old you are if you’re a man and you’re in your later stage, and a pretty lovely women is interested in you; Most men won’t push them off, and man always wants their woman-to-be happy; so they spending money giving the young women all she want, hoping it will keep them happy, and they will stick around.

They say prostitution is the oldest profession sex sell, and sexy sex gets you where ever you want to be, see Kim Kardashian

 

– AP, Getty Images, Daily Mail


Check out some of the gifts that Donald Sterling gave to Stiviano over the years.

  • $1.8 million — Spanish-style duplex
  • $1.2 million — cash (total)
  • $400,000 — cars (Ferrari, two Bentley’s and Range Rover)
  • $200,000 — credit cards (total)
  • $10,420 — two Chanel flap bags
  • $5,333 — Cartier love bracelet
  • $4,570 — Louis Vuitton suitcase
  • $1,051 — Manolo Blahnik shoes
  • $925 — dry cleaning
  • $843 — skin treatment
  • $695 — Chanel thong sandals
  • $391 — Easter bunny costume
  • $354 — birthday cake
  • $299 — two-speed blender
  • $140 — Kobe 8 System Nike basketball shoes
  • $12 — lace thong
  • $1 — donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as part of a purchase at a CVS store.

  Do you agree with the ruling Judge Richard Fruin Jr. handed down to V. Stivianos? or do you believe that the gifts were simply generous gifts? I want to hear your views; leave it in the comment section below. 

Hear Trapped, Seattle Airport Worker, Who Fell Asleep in Cargo Hold

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Early Monday afternoon, An Alaska Airline Boeing 737, took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, on its journey to Los Angeles. Just after takeoff, the pilots of the aircraft heard a loud banging and screams for help coming from inside the aircraft cargo compartment. The pilots contacted ATC and then decided to turn the aircraft around and head back to Seattle-Tacoma.

“The captain immediately returned to Seattle, declaring an emergency for priority landing. The aircraft was in the air for 14 minutes,” the airline said.

Passengers onboard the Boeing 737 heard and recorded the loud banging and screaming coming from the bottom of their feet inside the aircraft cargo hold. A passenger stated that two flight Marshall also heard the loud banging and screaming for help; The Marshall’s alerted the flight attendant. The Flight Marshall and Flight Attendant then tried to alert the person in the cargo hold by screaming into the floor, letting the trapped man know that the aircraft is being turned around.

After landing; it reported that a ramp worker fell asleep, inside the front cargo compartment. The guy is very lucky. However, he did the right thing by panicking and am sure anyone in his situation; would have done the same; even though the cargo compartment is temperature controlled and pressurized.

According to the Alaska Airline The employee started work at 5 a.m. and was scheduled to end his shift at 2:30 p.m. During a pre-departure huddle, the team leader noticed the employee was missing. The team leader called into the cargo hold for the employee and called and text the employee’s cell phone, but did not receive an answer. His co-workers believed he finished his shift and went home.

Alaska Airline assured us, that all ramp employees have security badges; and that each employee undergoes full criminal background checks and drug screening prior to being hired. Each employee also subjected to random drug tests throughout their employment. 

The ramp agent was an employee of Menzies Aviation and had just passed a drug test that same afternoon. He was also transported to Highline Medical Center in Burien, Washington and was treated and released. There were 170 souls on board the Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, including 6 crew members. The flight later continued on to its original destination and landed in Los Angeles around 6:17 p.m

Emirates Airlines Increase Daily Service to New York-JFK

Dubai-based, Emirates Airline, The national airline of United Arab Emirates has announced their plans for a 3rd daily round-trip service between New York’ John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai, UAE. Complementing their current twice daily Airbus A380 service and a daily Boeing 777 service between New York and Milan. Bringing the middle eastern carrier to 4 daily flights out of New Yorks-JFK.

The carrier plans on operating the new service with their luxury flagship – Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft; bring Emirates to 3 daily A380 services between; New York’ largest and busiest airport JFK and Dubai International Airport, UAE busiest airport.

Emirates’ currently operates a fleet of 54 A380 Superjumbo’, configured in two different layouts. Configuration A – features 489 seats including 14 First Class Private Suites, 76 Business Class lie-flat beds and 399 Economy Class seats on the main deck. Its upper deck features Emirates’ onboard lounge for premium passengers. However, First Class Travelers has access to a private shower and spas. All Emirates Airbus A380 features onboard Wi-Fi access; USB outlets and other charging outlets and more than 18 hundred stations; along with Music’s, Movies, TV Shows and Games in more than ten different languages.

Configuration B features the same three-class layout with 14 First Class seating, 76 Business Class. Economy Class is fitted with 517 seats, which is 18 more than configuration A. The less cramp version; Configuration A will be used on A380 service between New York and Dubai.

The new inbound service from Dubai will be operating as EK 207 and will depart Dubai at 2:50 PM Dubai Time and arrive at New York’s JFK at 8:35 PM EST (New York Time). The Return service operating as EK 208 will be departing JFK at 4:30 PM New York Local Time and arrive in Dubai at 1:15 PM Dubai Local Time the following day.

“This new service will allow passengers the convenience of an afternoon departure from both Dubai and New York, to complement the existing morning and evening departures of our existing three services,” said Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, New York is one of our busiest and most popular routes in the United States. Adding this fourth service will give our passengers, even more, choice of connectivity when flying from any part of our global network, in particular, the Far East and South Asia. Once in the US, our partnership with JetBlue adds even more seamless connectivity onto their network of 65 destinations from JFK.”

– Hubert Frach, Divisional Senior Vice President, and Commercial Operations at Emirates Airlines.

The fourth daily service will commence March 8th, 2015. With JetBlue and Emirates codeshare agreement; the new service will benefit both airlines. The night arrival offers travelers transferring to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco and other west coast destination a great red eye travel time for early morning arrival into their west coast destination. Members of Skywards, Emirates’ frequent flyer program, can earn miles on JetBlue-operated flights as well as redeem miles for flights to any of JetBlue destinations to and from North America, the Caribbean and JetBlue latest service to and from South America. Vice versa; members of JetBlue’s TrueBlue loyalty frequent flyer program can earn points on any of Emirates operated flights worldwide.

Scott Lawrence, Senior Vice President of Airline Planning at JetBlue added:

As New York’s Hometown Airline, we are delighted to see Emirates continue to expand at our main base of operations with this fourth daily service,” “Emirates is a valuable partner for JetBlue, providing our shared customers with high standards of service across an incredible network.

MY EMIRATES NEW YORK THEORY

As Emirates places a bullseye on the U.S market; aiming to make the U.S it’s primary revenue source as they look to expand by adding more flights and destination. Will Emirates ever look to make New York an International Hub? Would that make sense? It’s a question I ask; JetBlue operates its main base at New York’s-JFK with service to more than 100 destinations in the United States and over 40 International Service. JetBlue set to open its international base at Terminal 5; many are asking; could the design incorporates both an A380 and 777 ramps as of November 6th JetBlue doesn’t operate anything larger than the Airbus A321 and has no plans to.

After coming back down to earth with this idea. I think to myself; how would this work; which destination would Emirates offer first? And what would be the benefits of New York City Hub for Emirates? With Dubai International at a capacity, Dubai World, the superjumbo airport still under construction, and with the rapid expansion of Emirates, it would make perfect sense for the airline to look at New York for an International Hub.


THE Emirates A380 Experience


RECALL ALERT: Ford Issuing a Safety Compliance Recall For Certain 2014 Ford Flex and F-150

Nov. 5, 2014  – Ford is issuing safety recalls in North America for the following affected models:

  • 2014 Ford Flex
  • 2014 Ford F-150

This post contains information from Ford November 4, 2014, recalled that includes 2014 Ford Flex And Ford F-150 Trucks  – This recall affects only North American vehicles


2014 Ford Flex


RECALLED ISSUED BY  Ford Motor Company
RECALLED DATE  November 4, 2014
RECALL AFFECTED MODELS Certain 2014 F-150 Vehicles built at Dearborn Truck, March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014;
Certain 2014 Flex Built at Oakville Assembly, March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014
Certain 2014 F-150 Vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly, March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014, and certain 2009-
Certain 2014 F-150 Vehicles serviced with a suspect seat track assembly repaired Feb. 17, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2014.
NUMBER OF AFFECTED MODELS 134,947
REASON FOR RECALL for a passenger seat sensing issue that could result in non-deployment of the passenger airbag in certain frontal crashes, if an adult is in the passenger seat. This may increase the risk of injury in certain frontal crashes.
WHAT TO KNOW
  1. Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.
  2. Ford is aware of 113,418 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 19,975 in Canada and 1,554 in Mexico.
  3. Dealers will widen the gap between the manual seat frame and seat track assembly, then calibrate the seat occupant classification system at no cost to the customer.

RECALL SUMMARIZED


Ford issues safety compliance recall for certain 2014 Flex and F-150 vehicles in North America for passenger seat occupant classification sensing issue

Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 135,000 2014 Ford Flex and F-150 vehicles in North America (actual 134,947) The passenger seat airbag sensor may not work and could result in non-deployment of the passenger airbag in certain frontal crashes if an adult is in the passenger seat. This may increase the risk of injury in certain frontal crashes.

Ford is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to this condition.

Affected vehicles include: 

  • Certain 2014 Flex vehicles built at Oakville Assembly, between March 1, 2014, and May 31, 2014. 
  • Certain 2014 F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Truck between March 1, 2014, and May 31, 2014; 
  • Certain 2014 F-150 vehicles built at Kansas City Assembly, between March 1, 2014, and May 31, 2014
  • Certain 2009-2014 F-150 vehicles serviced with a suspect seat track assembly repaired Feb. 17, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2014.

Ford is aware of 113,418 vehicles in the United States and federalized territories, 19,975 in Canada and 1,554 in Mexico.

Dealers will widen the gap between the manual seat frame and seat track assembly, then calibrate the seat occupant classification system at no cost to the customer.


2014 Ford F-150 




2014 Ford Flex