Friday, January 19, 2018

LAPD spent millions on electric BMWs used for joyrides

From: Debbie R.
Sent: January 19, 2018
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: LAPD spent millions on electric BMWs used for joyrides




Two years after the LAPD touted a multimillion-dollar purchase of a fleet of eco-friendly electric BMWS are being used for personal trips to grab lunch and-- in one instance-- a visit a nail salon, according to a local report.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cocaine found in pineapples during a drugs seizure

From: Kat A.
Sent: January 18, 2018
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Cocaine found in pineapples during a drugs seizure





by Telegraph Video
Hundreds of kilograms of cocaine has been found concealed within pineapple shipped from South America. A joint operation between Spanish and Portuguese police resulted in the seizure of 745kg of the drug. The 10-month investigation led to nine arrests and broke up an international smuggling ring led by Colombians.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

16 Signs of Bad Parenting

From: Ruby K.
Sent: January 17, 2018
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: 16 Signs of Bad Parenting


AND TO THINK...YOU NEED A LICENSE TO FISH. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

ONE WORD ESSAYS

From: Jose H.
Sent: January 12, 2018
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: ONE WORD ESSAYS



Determination

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

USING AN ATM IN CHICAGO

From: Bob M.
Sent: January 9, 2018
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: USING AN ATM IN CHICAGO



Thursday, December 7, 2017

Puerto Rico Pay Government Employees More Than $100 Million Christmas Bonuses

From: Alonzo D.
Sent: December 7, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Puerto Rico Pay Government Employees More Than $100 Million Christmas Bonuses



Puerto Rico Pays Gov’t Employees $100 Million in Bonuses After Asking for $94 Billion in Federal Disaster Relief

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Nevares asked federal taxpayers to pay $94 billion towards the island’s recovery from Hurricane Maria, then reportedly spent $100 million on Christmas bonuses for the territory’s government employees. The governor’s aides argue that the bonuses had been part of the budget approved last summer and that they are a longstanding tradition allowed under the law, the Washington Times reports. Rossello requested the $94 billion federal aid package in November, estimating that $31 billion of the funds would go toward rebuilding homes and $18 billion would go toward repairing electric utilities. The budget, however, had been approved before Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico, leaving the U.S. territory begging for federal aid. ...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This might be the most goth thing the Catholic Church has allowed

From: Alice B.
Sent: December 5, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: This might be the most goth thing the Catholic Church has allowed



by Premila D'Sa

Angèle Regnier, a Catholic woman from Ottawa, is traveling across Canada with a 500-year-old severed arm.

To be more specific, it’s the almost 500-year-old detached right forearm of Saint Francis Xavier. Fingers and all.

Saint Francis Xavier is one of the more popular saints in Catholicism (he’s not like those other saints; he’s a cool saint). His body is classified as “incorrupt,” which means it hasn’t decomposed like regular flesh. The church says it’s a miracle.

The U.S. funeral industry is the most expensive and corporate in the world

From: Joe G.
Sent: December 5, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: The U.S. funeral industry is the most expensive and corporate in the world



The Difficult Business of Dying. The U.S. funeral industry is the most expensive and corporate in the world. Can Americans find a better way to grieve?
BY JESS BERGMAN

In the six years since my father died, I’ve visited the cemetery where his ashes are interred exactly twice—the second time only because of the Jewish tradition of unveiling, where the initial graveside funeral service is followed within a year by a ceremony to uncover and dedicate the headstone. It’s not that returning would be too difficult. It’s more like the reverse: I fear an inability to perform the sadness and solemnity the pilgrimage seems to require. I miss my dad, but the cemetery, nestled alongside the highways and strip malls of suburban South Jersey, fails to evoke him in any meaningful way. It’s a site associated with him only retroactively, for the worst of all possible reasons. Where I’m supposed to feel his presence, there’s only a void.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Scientists have developed a breathalyzer to diagnose 17 diseases with one breath

From: Lilja S.
Sent: December 2, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Scientists have developed a breathalyzer to diagnose 17 diseases with one breath



Scientists have developed a breathalyzer to diagnose 17 diseases

Royal physicians were known to sniff noblemen’s excrements as a test for disease. That may sound disgusting, but modern science backs the idea that certain diseases cause the body to produce volatile compounds, which if detected properly could provide a powerful diagnostic method. In the last 10 years, researchers have developed specific sniff tests for diagnosing tuberculosis, hypertension, cystic fibrosis, and even certain types of cancer. Here’s how it works: cystic fibrosis, for instance, causes patient’s bodies to function such that they produce nearly four times as much acetic acid (the base chemical in vinegar) as healthy people. Now a group of global researchers led by Hossam Haick at the Israel Institute of Technology have taken the idea a step further. They’ve built a device—a kind of breathalyzer—that is compact and can diagnose up to 17 diseases from a single breath of a patient. ...

Monday, November 27, 2017

MAD MIKE HUGHES FLAT EARTH ROCKET

From: Jim K.
Sent: November 27, 2017
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: MAD MIKE HUGHES FLAT EARTH ROCKET



Big Government Forbids Flat Earth Rocket Man's Insane Flight

"Mad" Mike Hughes is a limo driver turned daredevil who wants to build his own rocket and launch himself into space to prove to the entire globe that the world is flat after all. There’s one problem with his plan: Big Government regulations are conspiring to keep him grounded for good. A space rocket is a pretty tough thing to build, so Hughes is starting with a simpler goal: a smaller rocket that’ll send him a mile across the ground and more than a thousand feet into the air. This probably won’t be high enough to prove the Earth is flat, but hey, we all have to start somewhere. Because of the Bureau of Land Management, however, Hughes might not be able to launch at all. The plan was to launch the rocket in the town of Amboy, Calif., but the BLM forbade him from launching on public lands. Hughes said he’s found private property in the area to launch from and could reschedule the launch to as early as next week. ...
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