An armored truck was driving in the westbound lanes near Ashford Dunwoody Road when a side door flew open, dumping its contents onto the interstate. Cash was all over the road, according to one driver who called into WSB Radio.
“I saw a bunch of paper floating around in the road and everybody pulling over on the shoulder, and as I got closer I noticed it was all just cash,” the driver reported.
Typically, a spill on an interstate would be cause for consternation and likely stop traffic for a few hours. This time, drivers stopped willingly. Video a passerby uploaded to Reddit showed at least a half-dozen cars stopped on the shoulder as drivers grabbed at the flying bills.
Holy shit, some people are assholes. Thank goodness these people won the legal battle to plant produce in their front yard. Jebus forbid!
Okra. Bell peppers. Cherry tomatoes. Jalapeños and squash.
Those are some of the vegetables that Hermine Ricketts and her husband, Tom Carroll, planted in front of their home in Miami Shores, Fla., on Monday.
That’s the day a Florida law went into effect that nullifies local bans on vegetable gardens at residential properties. It was one of those ordinances that had forced the couple to uproot a garden that Ricketts had tended for 17 years.
Ricketts had her vegetable garden in front of her home because that’s where the sun is, as NPR’s Greg Allen reported in 2013: “[H]er house faces south and her backyard is mostly in the shade. A retired architect, originally from Jamaica, Ricketts says she gardens for the food and for the peace it brings her.”
“This is a peach tree that I put in, and around it, I had kale, and in between the kales, I had some Chinese cabbage,” Ricketts said then. “And I also had Swiss chard, yellow Swiss chard.”
In response to a concerned mother about her child not getting the best level of education, the high school principal wrote:
“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” he wrote, according to email records obtained by The Palm Beach Post through a public records request. “And you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”
He went on to say that as an educator he had “the role to be politically neutral but support all groups in the school.”
“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” Latson wrote.
That response led the mother to launch a yearlong effort to address what she called a school leader’s failure to separate truth from myth regarding the genocide of an estimated 6 million Jews under Germany’s Nazi regime in the 1940s.
Principal regrets comments
She didn’t doubt that Latson knew the Holocaust was real, she said in an interview, but she feared his reluctance to say so stemmed from a desire to avoid confronting parents who deny the Holocaust’s reality.
I read somewhere that this principal wonders the same thing about whether slavery happened or not.
One question I have, is he religious (likelihood is probable) and if so, does he hold religion to the same level of scrutiny …
Questions. Always more questions.
According to the Independent:
Last month was the hottest June ever recorded, the EU‘s satellite agency has announced.
Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the EU, showed that the global average temperature for June 2019 was the highest on record for the month.
The data showed European average temperatures were more than 2C above normal and temperatures were 6-10C above normal over most of France, Germany and northern Spain during the final days of the month, according to C3S.
The global average temperature was about 0.1C higher than during the previous warmest June in 2016.
Keeping in mind that weather is not climate, the they tell us we should expect more freakish weather like 3′ of hail falling in Mexico. Our warmer atmosphere is making weather like this more frequent. Ugh.
I have never heard of this dialect located on the outer banks of North Carolina. After leaving North Carolina a few times to travel the world, I was able to better understand the dialect I was born into better. When you listen closely, you can identify the Irish/Scottish/English heritage in the rhythms and pronunciations.
For the record, I can pretty much pick out a North Carolinian dialect out of a crowd. Last week I was on an elevator that rode down next to another elevator. On the other one, there were two guys talking. My head said, “Those guys are from NC.”
“Where in North Carolina are you from?” I asked.
They both looked at me. Looked at each other. One of them said, “Thomasville.”
“Cool, guys. What do you think of Chicago?”
“Like it,” said one.
The other thought a little longer. “It’s different,” he said.
Yeah, it’s different.
Minnesota Stan is probably one of my favorite bloggers. His site is a daily, multiple time visit for me. Here are a few links to stories I found worth checking out:
I live for these posts where Stan compiles and organizes videos and gifs into one post. It’s a fun way to spend 20 to 30 minutes. My favorite from this post, this compilation of Buster Keaton stunts (mind blowing).
Not only is this an amazing error … the comment thread of four responses is a laugh. A geeky laugh, but a laugh indeed.
In this regard, President Harry Truman was right when he said that: “Socialism is the epithet they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years…Socialism is what they called Social Security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.”
I will indefinitely scratch my head over the demonization of the word socialism and the hypocrisy of those who ridicule it, whilst embracing its virtues. There’s not one conservative I know who doesn’t benefit by socialized services, but seemingly red-faced screams over the evils of socialism.
The post is about a little boy whose insurance won’t pay for a simple walker, so a group from Home Depot makes the boy a walker from instructions they found on the internet. Feels good right? Wrong. Why do we live in the richest country on earth and the goddamn insurance companies can’t help a family I feel like I notice this a lot, not just in media, but in life.
Be sure to read the insightful addendum to a compilation of these kinds of stories.
The feel-good story is prevalent not just in media, but in daily life. How many times do you hear the friend or family member tell how God has chosen to help the health of the story teller? How many times do you hear how this informs their unyielding faith? And yet that same feel good story is contrasted endlessly with stories of death and hurt that by the listener, that the listener is too kind to bring up as it would dash the positivity of the story teller?
Carry on, Stan, for all time. Love what that guy does and posts.