*Don’t look too bad on the outside, huh? With the price of real estate sky-rocketing all over the place, you may want to seriously consider taking this man up on his offer to swap his decrepit house in Detroit for an iPhone 6.
The house has three bedrooms, a basement and garden. But as you can imagine, its in pretty bad shape. For starters, it has no front door and broken windows.
The house has been on the market in the bankrupt city, but so far nobody has come forward to buy.
*The extremely frightening Ebola virus seems to have just appeared out of nowhere, and just as quickly and mysteriously, it has become epidemic. Thus far, four thousand persons have lost their lives, mainly in Liberia – where we first learned about it. And health officials don’t appear to be any closer to learning more about how it is contracted. Is it airborne? Is it similar to AIDS, where one must be in contact with an affected persons’ fluids? Do you have to be in “direct” contact…and how close is ‘direct’?
According to the World Health Organization, the epidemic has a 70 percent mortality rate, and it is said to leave survivors immune to the strain that sickened them.
Yes. We know about the American survivors; those who returned from Liberia after helping tend to the affected there. All white. All survived. We know that a nurse that tended to Thomas Eric Duncan, the black man who traveled from Liberia to Dallas – and died days later. We also know about two nurses who contracted Ebola, one who had tended to Mr. Duncan has now been diagnosed. But what we are just now learning is that not everyone who carried the virus in Liberia, died from it.
We can actually put a face to a portion of the remaining 30-percent. People like Sontay Massaley, pictured above, who still live in Liberia; have managed to survive the Ebola virus, and lived to tell about it.
Perhaps some of the answers we seek in learning about the epidemic lies in the living, not the dead. Continue reading →
*With Halloween only a few short weeks away, costume outlets are ablaze with what kind of dollars they can bring in from the latest costume craze. What will it be this year? A superhero? A scary monster? A hazmat suit? An Ebola victim?
Social media buzz is leaning towards the last two.
Oh yeah, remember “Breaking Bad,” the super-popular TV series with Bryan Cranston as chemistry professor-turned-drug-kingpin “Walter White” and Aaron Paul as the lovable, strung-out-junkie-turned-sidekick, “Jessie?”
Well, costume sellers say they still have left over yellow jumpsuits, rubber gloves and masks from last Halloween, when that costume was the sh*t. This year they predict some of you Breaking Bad cult members may want to re-purpose those digs to display your take on Ebola.
For anyone who thinks that might be cool, I’ll bet you wouldn’t if it hit closer to home. Continue reading →
Take one Los Angeles bus rider who decides to take the most serious health crisis the world has seen since god knows when to yell, “I have Ebola!” in the midst of a busload of people, frightening the hell out of them. Add to that, in a city like Los Angeles, where many foreigners and immigrants reside and ride the bus. Even with language barriers – once they hear the word Ebola…Mass chaos!
Well, the police are looking for this fool. And when they find him, he’s going straight to jail!
I just learned that his actions caused the teachers at one Los Angeles County school – obviously with half the story – to tell a classroom of students that Ebola has reached L. A. Now these children, frightened as all get out, have run home to tell – and frighten – their parents.
This is how ish starts.
Be warned: This is not a joke. Do not go around screaming “I have Ebola,” unless you’re ready to go to jail.
*Steven Pratt, 45, walked out of prison a free last man last Friday after serving a 30-year sentence for killing his neighbor in 1984.
Less than 48-hours later, he went home and killed his mother.
Police found 64-year-old Gwendolyn Pratt, who had thrown a welcome home party for her son just hours earlier, at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in her Atlantic City home, according to reports by The Press of Atlantic City. An autopsy confirmed her death was from massive blunt injuries to the head, according to a statement by Atlantic County prosecutor Jim McClain.Continue reading →
*When Karen and Jay Priest knocked on the door of their son’s long-time girlfriend Thursday, they didn’t have good news. It was their intent to inform her that Justin had been killed in a car accident.
So you can imagine their utter amazement when the 29-year-old Justin Priest, answered the door.
As it turns out, the Juneau police made a mistake. Their son had not been in a car crash at all. Continue reading →
*Apparently, the word “No,” is hard for some men to take when it comes to trying to get a woman’s phone number.
Detroit police arrested a man who did not take it well when a woman rejected his advances at an event over the past weekend. Instead of moving along, he shot and killed the woman, and five other people were injured in the process. Continue reading →