‘A number of years ago I moved from California to Alabama to attend school. On my first day at the University of Alabama I was standing in a line on campus and turned to talk to two black students who were behind me. I was just being friendly and making small talk. But the two guys did not respond back. They didn’t say anything. I thought it was strange since I was led to believe people in the south were very friendly.’
Headlines: 2nd September 2015
‘We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history. It is also interesting to note that this 888 point crash comes in the 8th month of our calendar. Perhaps that is just a coincidence, and perhaps it is not.
It just struck me as being noteworthy. This is the first time that the Dow has dropped by more than 300 points on two consecutive days since November 2008, and we all remember what was happening back then. ‘
‘This 2014 Wembley presentation is your opus to date. Amazing clarity, great HD, great sound, and the most amazing dot connecting and clarity of thought I have ever heard. I have read and listened to most of your work, but the way this one culminated and played out was borderline magical mate.’
– US Singer, Songwriter, Producer Geoff Byrd
Please note … rental price is in dollars because of the playout system …
‘Former Labour MP Janner, 87, is almost certain to be absent from the proceedings as he is suffering from advanced dementia.
The case is set to go ahead in February after a fitness to plead hearing was held in December.
He is accused of 15 counts of indecent assault and seven counts of a separate sexual offence against a total of nine alleged victims in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.’
‘Doctors are needlessly doling out powerful anti- psychotic drugs to thousands of patients, experts warn.
People with learning disabilities, dementia and autism are being given the drugs as a ‘chemical cosh’ to control their behaviour, research shows.
Anti-psychotics should normally be used to treat mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.’
‘The RSPCA pays investigators to assess how much money donors might leave in their wills, the Mail can reveal today.
The charity does not tell supporters their personal data is being used to give them a wealth rating – or that cash they have donated is funding the process.
The tactics were branded disgraceful by MPs and campaigners last night. They accused the RSPCA of treating its benefactors as commodities. The use of investigators emerged during a Daily Mail probe into how charities traded the personal data of Samuel Rae, an 87-year-old dementia sufferer.’
‘When filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ate junk food every day for a month for his 2004 documentary Super Size Me, the results were shocking.
But despite the litany of problems, among them weight gain, sexual dysfunction and mood swings, reported by Spurlock, the world’s appetite for cheap convenience foods is undiminished.
And although fast food outlets have added ‘healthy’ options to their menus, eating there every day still means loading up on calories, sugar and fat.
So what happens when you live on junk for a week? As one FEMAIL writer, Phoebe Jackson-Edwards, 24, discovered, just seven days is enough to make skin greasy and double the fat on your thighs.’
‘With its distended skull, elongated body and talon-like feet, it looks like something straight out of the sci-fi film Alien.
The reported discovery of this ‘tiny alien body’ in Russia is said to have stumped scientists who are struggling to identify what it is.
Local media claim it was found by two residents next to the River Kovashi in the Russian town of Sosnovy Bor, which was built in the 1950s to serve the Leningrad nuclear power plant.’
‘A businessman who swindled Barclays out of millions by flirting with his female bank manager was jailed for more than three years today.
Nicholas Marcou, 49, supplied major supermarkets including Sainsburys, Asda, Aldi and Lidl with fruit and nuts, persuaded the bank to raise his credit limit by charming his ‘relationship’ manager, Joanne Haslegrave.
He was even invited on hospitality days by the bank’s CEO.’