Category Archives: Straight No Chaser

Large Poisonous Snake Lays 15 Eggs, After Being Found Under The Refrigerator

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*We’ve all done it before. You’re feeling a little hungry, so you go to the fridge hoping some of that oven fried chicken from last night is still there.

As you’re reaching for the yardbird, you see a large, highly poisonous eastern brown snake peering out at you from underneath the refrigerator.

Yeah, it’s never happened to me either, praise God. But it did happen to an Australian woman recently. And it gets better: soon after being caught, the snake laid 15 eggs…so if she hadn’t found it, she’d have soon had 16 new roommates slithering around her house.

The eastern brown snake is responsible for most of the snakebite deaths in Australia annually.  It is the second most poisonous snake in the world.

I am trying very hard to breathe deeply and type calmly.

How in the hell the snake got in the woman’s house is anyone’s guess. But I’ve learned that under your fridge is a great home for snakes: it’s nice and warm and humid under there.

Kinda makes you wanna pitch the fridge and eat out all of the time, doesn’t it? Continue reading

True Dedication: Nurse Walks Through Blizzard in NYC to Get to Her Patients!

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*I must admit, one thing that keeps me in southern California is the fact that I don’t have to shovel snow. As a girl who lived in both New York and Virginia, that is a chore that still seems like yesterday and I don’t miss it NOT ONE BIT. So when I think about a person who does something as heroic as walk miles through a blizzard to get to work, my entire body trembles.

Chantelle Diabate, a 32-year-old nurse, braved the icy cold snow — all 26.8 inches of it — and winds blowing forty-miles-per-hour, because she was driven by the thought, “I love my patients.”

She was the only staff member who made it to work that day.

And today she is being hailed as a shero by everyone at the Hebrew Home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.

Sure Diabate, the mother of a 3-year-old, had the same thoughts as her colleagues: to take the day off when she heard that public transportation had been shut down (even the buses couldn’t get through!!!).

But then Chantelle thought about her patients. Continue reading

Mess With Me Will Ya? Profiled Student Wins $45K Against Barney’s NYC

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*Trayon Christian, an African American student who said he was racially profiled at Barney’s in New York City has a victory under his belt.

Perhaps the very same Ferragano belt he purchased for $349 of his hard earned money, but was then arrested by cops who didn’t believe he could afford it.

Christian, a former engineering student at the New York City College of Technology, said he was followed out of the store after making the purchase. He told  The NY Daily News in October 2013, “They said my card wasn’t real, it was fake. They said someone at Barneys called to report it.”

The cops could not wrap their brains around how a young black man could afford the designer belt and opened their mouth to actually let the ignorance escape. Continue reading

Mother Drank While Pregnant, Check Out Her Daughter, Now 43 (Watch)

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Kathy Mitchell (R) with her daughter, Karli Schrider (L)

 

*If you are a woman who continues to disregard the warnings about the risks involved in indulging in alcohol and drugs while pregnant, perhaps seeing the results of that behavior on a 43-year-old woman will change your mind.

Kathy Mitchell will be the first to tell you that she is not proud of the choices she made while she was pregnant with her daughter, Karli. But she is taking a brave and selfless stand today, as she brings us inside her sorrow and reveals how her now adult daughter turned out.

Karli Schrider at 43-years-old has the mental capacity of a first-grader. She lives at home with her mother and stepfather, and spends most of her days playing with the dolls, purses, and Hello Kitty accessories she has collected.

Karli has “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,” but her mother says because she was born seemingly “normal,” and wasn’t diagnosed with the disorder until she was about 16, she continued to drink alcohol during future pregnancies.

And consequently, two of those children died. Continue reading

Help: NYC-based Flight Attendant Mysteriously Disappears (Video)

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*Delta Flight Attendant Siera Shields was scheduled to fly on Thursday, but according to Pix 11, she  never made her flight.

The Queens-based woman who roommates (along with her supervisor) say “something was off” about during the last week she was seen, has not been seen since and her family, friends and colleagues are so justifiably consumed with worry and fear about her mysterious disappearance that they have joined the police in asking for the public’s help.

Shields, 30, was last seen on Thursday. She had reportedly just spoken with her supervisor; quit her job and left LaGuardia Airport, according to Pix 11.

Her phone and wallet were located at her apartment, which makes the disappearance even more frightening.

Her family, who describes their beloved as “previous, bubbly and happy,” have even started a  Find Sierra Shields page. And one post on the page reads,

“All of us who know her, love her very much! If anyone has any information, please contact the number in the picture or this page. Please share and pray for her and her family! Thank you.” Continue reading

Naked Hookers Chase ‘Thieving Johns’ Through Atlanta Hotel (Watch!)

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*Hell, if you think its hard out there for a pimp, try being a whore.

Sorry. I couldn’t resist that opening line after hearing about the incident that happened at an Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center over the weekend. According to Atlanta police, two female “escorts” were robbed by their potential johns, er, “clients” (excuse me, its been awhile since I’ve used such language) on Saturday morning before 10 a.m…at gunpoint.

The women described the incident to officer Kim Jones, saying that the men had come to their room and discussed prices for about 10 minutes.

“He then started to leave and when the door opened, the second suspect forced his way inside while holding a handgun,” Jones stated in an email. “One suspect would point the gun at the victims while the other went through the victims’ property.”

Even though one was naked already, the men forced the other woman to strip down, according to police. The gunmen got away with $3,000 from one of the escorts and $640 from the other.

But neither women was going down without a fight. Continue reading

White Man Calls Video-journalist ‘Monkey’ and Little White Girls React to Gift of Black Dolls (Watch!)

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*No words.

And I won’t need any because the two videos below speak for themselves and show you all you will need to know. In this first one, titled “Racism Unprovoked,” posted on Facebook by AJ+ on Friday, January 1, 2016 – a white man who is said to have initially come out to antagonize some anti-fracking protesters – quickly turned his venom to the African American video-journalist on site to film the event – and let ‘er rip.

The brother caught the whole thing on film.

The man started out by referring to the journalist as a “chimp” and then started making monkey sounds. He even blamed the black man for “taking his tax dollars.” His behavior proved shocking to the Caucasians standing around him; who you could hear saying, “What??” and telling the offending man to, “Get out of here.”

But alas, ignorance is bliss, right? Dude had a surprise waiting to bring him back down to earth in a very humble way after the video hit the airwaves: His employer made sure that we knew, this man is no longer in our employ.

Watch the video directly below, then scroll down to see how two young white girls react to getting a black doll for Christmas. Continue reading

For Chipotle (and Us Fans), the E. Coli Problem Has Gone from Bad to Worse(Watch)

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*Let me tell you, standing across the street from the only Chipotle restaurant in my neighborhood yesterday, I could tell something was wrong. This particular location was always busy. Now there was only a sprinkling of people inside, here and there.

This I saw with my own eyes…on my way to Baja Fresh.

I’ve of chosen Chipotle over Baja Fresh any day before I heard about the first E. Coli outbreak a few months back. And apparently, I am not alone. Reports are saying that sales have plummeted at warp speed since the E. coli outbreak returned and spread…for the third time. Continue reading