On May 10th 2014, a 34-year-old man named Fadi Qandil went to the Central mall parking lot in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to confront his estranged wife Tabitha while she was on her way to see a movie with two other people; 23 year old Grayson Herrera, and 27 year old Dustin O’Connor.
According to witnesses, Qandil approached the party and told them that he had a gun. He then raised his shirt to display a firearm tucked into his waistband. When he went to reach for his firearm, both Herrera and O’Connor, who are licensed to carry a concealed firearm in their state, drew their firearms and fired at Qandil.
Herrera suffered a non-life threatening wound, while Qandil was hit with multiple shots and pronounced dead at the scene by first responders.
Didn't hear anything about this, did you?
***A clever grill that folds into your backpack. Okay, that's kind of neat!
FormAxiom’s primary goal was to make a grill that could fit inside a tube and slot into a backpack, a requirement that would stymie a humble hibachi or tank-like Weber. “After much brainstorming and barbecuing, we realized we were sitting on the solution the whole time,” says Mirko Bocek, one of FormAxiom’s founders and principles. “It was the typical camping stool, which folds into itself, a tubular shape which could be easily carried and stored.”
***You gotta be kidding..."Paid Menstrual Leave?"
For most American women beyond the age of high school gym class, “I’ve got my period” isn’t considered much of an excuse for anything. We’re meant to pop an Advil and get on with things, Red Devil be damned. But in several, mostly East Asian, countries, so-called “menstrual leave” is a legally enshrined right for female workers.
However, as these countries attempt to move toward greater gender equality in the workplace, menstrual leave has come under debate. Do these policies simply further the notion that women are weak, hormonally-addled creatures controlled by their uteri? Or do they encourage more equality by accommodating female workers’ biological demands, much as maternity leave does?
The issue turns out to be surprisingly complicated, with complex historical roots and supporters on both sides of the liberal-conservative divide.
Suck it up, buttercup. Your boss shouldn't have to pay because your hormones are acting up. We've all gone to work and done what needed to be done when we had the cramps. Geez, this nation is turning into a bunch of pansies.
***Obama subsidy error puts the squeeze on millions of Americans. What a colossal failure. Whenever I see an "I Like Obamacare" ticker, I want to just go up and smack the stupid right out of people.
A Dozen Roses
I got a dozen roses from a friend the other day
But I only have one left, for I gave them all away.
I gave one to my sister, who to me is very dear
In the hopes that it will bring to her a little floral cheer.
I took one to a friend who's not feeling very well
The flower or the visit, which helped more I could not tell.
The rest went to the ones who've helped me in so many ways
They have been a cheerful presence on my dreariest of days.
The roses were so pretty, I just could not keep them all
Except one single rosebud, standing beautiful and tall.
My friend gave me the flowers to help brighten up my day
But the biggest joy I received was giving them away.
There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
- He called everyone brother
- He liked Gospel
- He didn't get a fair trial
- He went into His Father's business
- He lived at home until he was 33
- He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God
- He talked with His hands
- He had wine with His meals
- He used olive oil
- He never cut His hair
- He walked around barefoot all the time
- He started a new religion
- He was at peace with nature
- He ate a lot of fish
- He talked about the Great Spirit
- He never got married.
- He was always telling stories.
- He loved green pastures.
- He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was virtually no food
- He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it
- And even when He was dead, He had to get up because there was still work to do
***California Chrome wins Preakness. One more!
***This guy has run 8 miles every day for 40 years. Yeesh. It would take me 40 years to run 8 miles.
***We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.~~ Sir Winston Churchill
***Have a great day!