Just tossing out this tester, if you will, to get a feel for any interest in this subject.
Many of you are unaware of the fact that in a past life, I was qualified as a homeschooling teacher by the Baltimore BOE.
This qualification included booster-courses in English, Math, Science, and History.
This is not a big deal, and many parents have undergone such training and testing…but the reason that I mention it is because in the process of these crash-courses in high school-level teacher training, I found a subject that continued to fascinate me for many years: The true history of this United States. The one we were never told about in public school.
The history of ourselves that, for various reasons, was kept a secret because we simply couldn’t handle the truth.
I’m recently feeling the desire to start posting some of this info, in bite-sized pieces of course, for your casual consumption. Mainly, I think I just need to get some of it down in print before Alzheimers begins taking it back.
Naturally, if it turns out that I’m the only “truth geek” around these parts, then the whole idea is naught.
If you would be so kind, please leave a brief comment to indicate any interest on your part in the above subject matter…and at the end of 30 days or 30 comments (whichever comes first), I will either begin posting or simply move on to another idea.
Thank you for taking the time to read this small announcement.
Having (formerly) been customers of Bank of America and using, on a daily basis, their online checking service, we were automatically included in the recent Class Action suit that addressed their often-shady overdraft fees.
On first notice, we were elated.
Seriously; We may get some of the thousand-or-so dollars back that they had scammed us out of by juggling deposit dates and Visa charges to put our account in the red all those countless times over the 5 years that we used them for direct deposit?
We had lost track of the number of times that they had held back a deposited check, and allowed a tiny ($20 or less) charge to cost us $70 in fees.
So, today I got our settlement check…drumroll…$14.
Holy toasted turds, we’re rich!
BOA collected Billion$ in illegally-crafted overdraft fees.
One month that sticks in my mind we had paid over $220 in fees for a $40 overdraft.
Our share of the windfall and fair reimbursement? $14.
Score one for the little guys. (that’s sarcasm, BTW)
The system truly Sucks.
Cob County, GA (The Weekly Vice) – Joseph Rucker McFall, a 30-year-old Georgia man, has been indicted after he allegedly beat his 8-week-old child so severely, the child was left blind and brain damaged.
According to police, McFall brutally beat his infant child between August and October of last year. He was taken into custody in October when the child’s injuries came to light.
Prosecutors say the infant suffered multiple broken bones, subdural hemorrhaging and damaged or detached retinas as a result.
McFall was booked into the Cobb County Jail and charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of first-degree child cruelty. He remains held in lieu of $15,000 bond.
via THE WEEKLY VICE: Joseph McFall Beat His Infant Child Blind And Brain Damaged.
Orange County, FL (The Weekly Vice) – Ian Summers, a 30-year-old Florida man was jailed after he allegedly brought a prostitute to an abandoned house and then fled as a pit bull mauled the woman. The woman’s arm and leg were amputated as a result.
According to the Orange County Sheriffs Office, Summers and known prostitute, Robin Johnson, were trespassing in an abandoned house, when they encountered a pit bull inside.
Investigators say the pair had just entered the home with the intention of having sex and smoking crack cocaine when a pit bull named Feisty attacked Johnson. But instead of helping the woman or calling for help, Summers reportedly fled, closing the door behind him. The woman was left alone to fend for herself.
“When (the dog) attacked, I did not want to be anywhere near that dog,” Summers reportedly told deputies. “so I left and closed the door.”
Summers initially told deputies that he did go for help, however witnesses say Summers simply ran away and it was another man who went for help.
As a result, the dog severely mauled the woman, causing injuries so severe doctors were forced to amputate her arm and leg. She was also left in a coma for several days following the attack.
via THE WEEKLY VICE: Ian Summers – Jailed After Leaving Woman Behind To Be Mauled By Pit Bull.
Atlanta, Ga. (The Weekly Vice) – Bernard Archer, a 19-year-old Georgia man was jailed after neighbors allegedly caught him having sex with two dogs.
According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, an investigation was launched after witnesses caught Archer on video camera having sex with two dogs belonging to his employer, Dr. Cathryn Lafayette.
Investigators say Dr. Lafayette owns several pit bulls and needed help keeping her dog kennel clean. So she agreed to pay for Archer’s GED courses in exchange for his help with the kennel.
That arrangement came to an end when Lafayette’s neighbors caught Archer on video tape having sex with two of her dogs. Lafayette reportedly had trouble believing deputies when they knocked on her door with the news. Her doubts turned to disgust when deputies showed her a copy of the video.
“It showed him on his knees inside the kennel with my dog. he was on his knees like he was a dog,” said Lafayette. ”
Archer was booked into jail and charged with two felony counts of bestiality.
via THE WEEKLY VICE: Bernard Wasn’t A Saint – Jailed After Having Sex With Two Pit Bulls.