Daily Archives: August 19, 2015

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Next stop, Sing Sing

Next stop, Sing Sing

Subway releases game that allows children to play withJared Fogel’s pants.

Subway releases spokesman Jared Fogel after he pleads guilty to possession of kiddie-porn.

I’m surprised any company would take a chance on using this fatso as a spokesman, given his past.

The disgraced spokesman, 37, shot to fame after losing 245 pounds in one year by eating turkey and veggie Subway sandwiches.

The then-obese, 445-pound Indiana University student began chowing down at Subway in the late 1990s while running a lucrative pornography rental service out of his bedroom, according to a 2007 post on a website for VH1’s pop-culture show “Best Week Ever.”

“What got Jared hooked on Subway in the first place was laziness,” the post reads. “The sandwich chain had opened a branch on the first floor of Jared’s dorm, and what with his busy porn company, Jared began eating the sandwiches out of extreme laziness. It was the closest fast food available!”

Fogle, a dad of two, became the face of the fast-food franchise in 2000 and is worth an estimated $15 million.

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Well, lying about her race got Elizabeth Warren into Harvard and the U.S. Senate, so who can blame him for trying?

You be saying' Ize white?

You be saying’ Ize white?

Top dog at Black Lives Matter” lied about being being bi-racial.

And of course, as usual in stories like this, the lies don’t end there:

As it turns out, these explosive new racial allegations are just the latest in a string of controversies surrounding Shaun King: on July 21, a conservative blog reported that his account of a “brutal, racially-motivated beating” in 1995, which at least two reports have described as “Kentucky’s first hate crime,” did not match up with a police report from the case.

“King, 35, has related the story of the hate crime on his blogs and in his recent self-help book, seemingly to bolster his credibility as an activist and as a self-help guru,” wrote the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross. “While King has said that he was attacked by up to a dozen ‘racist’ and ‘redneck’ students, official records show that the altercation involved only one other student.”

“And while King has claimed that he suffered a ‘brutal’ beating that left him clinging to life, the police report characterized King’s injuries as ‘minor,’” Ross reported.

Mr. King will no doubt take a page from Warren’s book and claim that a photograph of an ancestor “looked black” or, he could just brazen out, like this woman:

King’s case echoes that of Rachel Dolezal, a civil rights activist from Washington who claimed to be biracial while in fact being of caucasian origin. Dolezal continues to insist she “identifies as black,” despite her parents revealing that she is entirely white.

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Oh great – just in time for resumption of classes

032a7d3dd26325301b85503076b61e51Head lice now resistant to most common treatment in 25 states (including Connecticut).

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn.

At least 25 states host lice populations that don’t respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals.

Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects.

But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless.

“It’s a very classic resistance story,” said study lead author Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor in the biological sciences and environmental sciences program at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

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Land sale

19 Doverton Drive, pre-bulldozer

19 Doverton Drive, pre-bulldozer

19 Doverton, $2.525 million – sellers paid $1.8 for the 3.5 acres in 2009 and scrapped the awful 1971 contemporary that was perched on it. Neighbors will be delighted to learn that approved plans are in place for a 15,000 sq.foot replacement. Oh joy.

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Jada jada jada

16 Jada Lane

16 Jada Lane

16 Jada lane, asking $1.290 million, reports a pending contract. It’s 1.5 acres in a one-acre zone, so allowable FAR is in excess of 8,000 sq. ft. and, at this price, it’s probably not a bad deal for a land sale. Then again, a river runs through it, and it’s built on a slope, so there are bound to be some complications in building its replacement.

This property was discussed here back in April, when its price was cut from $1.8 to $1.7 million, and from the comments, (most) readers didn’t think much of the house itself. I don’t think that matters, because this one’s headed for the dumpster.

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