“He seemed totally normal." That’s how one traveler described the man who beheaded a fellow passenger on board a Greyhound Canada bus. The man who was killed was sleeping at the time.
Why is it that horrific stories seem to involve phrases like, “He seemed totally normal.” Or “He seemed like such a nice, quiet guy.”? There is no universal answer to why people commit unspeakable acts, but I have to believe it is not because they are normal, quiet or nice.
This episode is almost too eerie to be true, yet sadly it is.
Your tax dollars at work… but not working as well as they should. Sound familiar? In this installment of “Where has all the money gone?” we learn more than half a billion dollars was “wasted” in Iraq because of poor security. That’s the finding from the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction. Apparently, the US government didn’t realize how unstable Iraq would be when reconstruction began.
While this new report has plenty of criticism for the way things were done in Iraq, there is a bright spot: oil.
Plenty of criticism for ExxonMobil today after the oil giant released its latest quarterly report and a record profit of $11.68 billion, just barely topping its previous record of $11.66 billion, set in Q407. And when I talk about records, this isn’t just about company records – ExxonMobil has the highest quarterly profit in US history.
According to our friends at CNNMoney, that’s $1,485.55 a second. Wow.
But those numbers are actually less than what Wall Street was expecting.
I know, you’re probably thinking, “Now I know where my $4.50 a gallon is going”… and several other things we can’t post on this family-friendly blog. So where did all this money come from if it wasnt from you? Excellent question - here are some answers:
And iReporters are fired up about Rep Barney Frank’s (D-MA) bill to end federal penalties on marijuana possession for those caught carrying less than 100 grams, about a quarter-pound. The Massachusetts Congressman says current laws place undue burdens on authorities, unfairly punish African-Americans and punish Americans who have been prescribed marijuana for medical reasons.
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