Photo: Avon and Somerset Constabulary
*Well, I suppose any excuse will do. If you absolutely must break out of jail, why not do so in an attempt to escape the constant sound of rap music.
That’s what Robert Stevens did.
Stevens, 58, told a court at his hearing he wanted to flee from the loud rap music being played “day and night” on his wing. He is a convicted robber who claims he was also fed up with inmates pestering him to buy drugs from younger cellmates inside HMP Leyhill minimum security prison in Gloucestershire. Continue reading
*The person behind the camera apparently thinks this is cute, but it is hard to watch.
A toddler stands on the back of screaming infant lying on the floor, so that he can reach the sink. Continue reading
*Its always interesting when a writer attempts to do the job of a psychoanalyst. Yes, many of us are deep thinkers, or at least we’d like to think that we are; but bless our hearts, we join the masses when it comes to having and sharing our opinions…After all, they are free.
This is not a slight on the writer of the 5 points below – which offer potential reasons as to why VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star, Mimi Faust, is the way she is; which would possibly lend a clue as to why she made the “poor decision to release an adult film.”
I suppose one could argue with the obvious judgement call that assumes Faust’s decision was actually a poor one. After all, time will tell right? Continue reading
*If your mind automatically goes south, when you think of where the worst state in America to raise a black child is, it would be understandable; after all, the long history of racial disparity there would make it a good guess, but it may surprise you that it wouldn’t be conclusive.
According to a national report, Wisconsin has been ranked the worst state in the country when it comes to racial disparities for children.
Wisconsin scored a 238 on its ability to prepare black children for educational and financial success, the lowest of all states (the average score was 345). Interestingly, Wisconsin was ranked 10th overall in its preparation for white children. Continue reading
Gil Voight says student ‘misquoted him.’
*Raise your hand if you ever get the feeling some people need to keep their damn mouth shut! Keep ‘em up if you agree they should be fired when they don’t!
This may be your advice to a teacher who was fired after allegations that he told a black student who voiced his desire to become president that the nation didn’t need another Barack Obama, whether he’s black or white. In essence, we don’t need another black president.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Fairfield Board of Education voted 4-0 Thursday to fire Gil Voigt.
The teacher, and please note that I use that term loosely, did not immediately return a call for comment on Friday but now says the student misquoted him.
A likely story, yes? Continue reading
This is what the inside of an aircraft’s “wheel well” looks like.
*We generally hear of actual bodies being found in this compartment. But one lucky 16-year-old boy is safe and sound following a 5-1/2-hour flight from California to Maui in the wheel well of an aircraft.
According to the Associated Press, security footage showed the boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into the wheel well of Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet. Continue reading
*Dude, are you kidding me…You stole my dog?
A New Jersey woman who went on a first date with a guy she met online is most likely still in shock. After she gets over that, she’ll probably kick herself for inviting somebody she hardly knew in the first place back to her home.
Generally, after that first date, friends who were made aware of it will ask, “How’d it go?” They expect to hear things like, “Oh, he’s nice but he talked about himself the whole time,” or “What a jerk, he didn’t even pay for my meal.”
What they don’t expect to hear is, “We went back to my place. I got distracted in another room, and when I returned the guy, my dog and my big screen TV were gone! Continue reading
*Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company that competes with traditional taxi companies by providing rides for lower fees and pick ups from a one-touch app on your phone, announced on Friday that their UberX fees are being raised by $1.
The charge is a $1 “Safe Rides Fee” and it is on every ride taken through its UberX service.
Uber offers several ride options, with UberX being its least expensive. The rides are conducted by nonprofessional drivers who use their own vehicles that have been vetted by Uber through background checks and vehicle inspections. Continue reading