Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote "I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?" on the receipt. Now we've learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.
Okay, I turned on the news about ten minutes ago and got on the internet
to procrastinate studying for Criminal Law. This is what, in a matter of about four minutes, I see:
If there's just one thing I could say is most responsible for things costing what they do, it would be lawyers who file lawsuits on behalf of stupid people. That's right, lawyers earn a good living making stupid people rich for being, well, stupid. They go to great lengths to make the comical sound reasonable which in the end protects people from the consequences of their own lack of good sense.
Why, hello again. I was taking a look back at my previous posts and it’s been quite a while, hasn’t it? Last year I had a bit more free time because I was working… but I decided to go back to school in August (to get a law degree) so this past fall was absolutely crazy. Writing legal memos and reading cases for several hours each day is a little bit time consuming.
I’m going to try to get back to my blogging, luckily (or unluckily?) for you. If I fall off the face of the earth again in a couple weeks, you now know why. But I’ll try not to. How else can I share my opinions and rants and raves about politics and ridiculous news stories? It’s not like any of my friends or family want to hear this stuff…
I’ve had a lot going on these past few weeks – I quit my job, moved, somehow acquired a puppy, and now I am starting to prepare for law school in August
I haven’t had much time for anything, but I swear I’ll get back to blogging!
Editor's note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.
By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN
(CNN) -- As a resident of the most Catholic state in the nation (Massachusetts), I have watched for more than a decade as the Roman Catholic Church responded to charges of priestly pedophilia with a troubling combination of procrastination and obfuscation.
Fascinating comparison done by www.businessinsider.com about how America compares now to the America in the 1960's. Needless to say things have not necessarily improved on some issues.
1. The average man weighed 166 lbs vs. 194 lbs. now.
2. The average woman weighed 140 lbs. vs. 164lbs. now.
3. The average age then was 29 vs. 37 now.
4. 7.7% of adults had a college degree in 1960 vs.
It was a hard week in Seattle this week. On Wednesday, a man opened fire in a funky neighborhood café, killing 4 people who were drinking their morning coffee. He then killed a 5th because he wanted her car, before he turned his gun on himself. This followed last week’s killing of a dad literally caught in the crossfire. He was just driving home and was in the wrong place at the wrong time when two men with guns violently argued.
So, yesterday morning my Dad and I were eating breakfast together listening to some local news radio program. The broadcaster said something like, “Coming up after the break; Mayor Bloomberg proposes a ban on sugary drinks over sixteen ounces…more on that, right after this.” I look up from my bowl of cereal, only to see my father dismayed with his head in his hands.
I swear, people, I do not make these stories up.
Ah, DeKalb County cops make me feel oh so safe…
Raven Dozier said she was trying to help her brother calm down during a child custody issue that involved police. She said she started crying and questioning officers after a Taser gun was used on her brother.
“I think he really just didn’t want me asking him any questions, questioning him, and when I did question him is when he kicked me,” Dozier told Channel 2.
“I was upset because I couldn’t believe an officer would kick me, with my child in my stomach,” she said.
Dozier gave birth to her now 4-month-old son, Levii, in an emergency C-section two weeks after the incident allegedly left her stomach bruised. The baby is healthy.
Officer Jerad Wheeler described the incident as “a front push kick to the abdomen, as he was taught to do at the academy,” in his police report. He said he couldn’t tell that Dozier was pregnant and that she aggressively approached him.
An obstruction charge against Dozier was dropped by prosecutors.
Dozier complained to the DeKalb Police Department, and authorities determined the officer’s actions were within police policy, Channel 2 said.
DeKalb police did not comment on the incident to Channel 2.
Two other complaints about use of force have been filed against Wheeler, including when he allegedly shot a family’s dog after responding to the wrong address, the report said.