V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Yoko on the disaster in Japan
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Mar 15 2011 3:10 PM ]
Japanese visual artist, musician and wife of the late John Lennon, Yoko Ono always has something inspiring to say. Here’s her message to the people of Japan, along with links to ‘Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami’ donation funds via American Red Cross and Save The Children.
The Daily Word 3.11.11: Tsunami edition
By John Bear [ Fri Mar 11 2011 10:52 AM ]
Massive earthquake strikes Japan, sets off tsunami.
California surfers waited in water for tsunami.
Columbus mayor, police chief due in federal court today.
Woman goes to court with monkey in bra.
Police raid Charlie Sheen’s house.
Clovis mom arrested for lettting kids ditch school.
Man gets lesser charge for letting woman cook to death in trunk of his car.
Doctor who was raided by feds sits on anti drug committee.
Former Lobo football player arrested for allegedly having sex with student at high school where he works.
Seven foot waves hit Hawaii.
V.20 No.8 | 2/24/2011
The Daily Word 2.22.11: Earthquake Rocks New Zealand, Mob Experience in Vegas, Americans Killed by Pirates
By Adam Fox [ Tue Feb 22 2011 10:24 AM ]
Four Americans are killed after being taken hostage by Somali pirates. I’m still getting over the fact that there are still pirates.
Police arrest an 11-year-old over an inappropriate stick figure drawing.
Another massive earthquake cripples the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. Many dead.
Illinois abruptly cuts off all funding for its drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs.
What the hell? Arizona may make abortions illegal depending on the gender or race of the fetus.
Blockbuster trade in the NBA: Carmelo Anthony, known ‘round these parts as simply ‘Melo’, is traded to the New York Knicks.
Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi vows to die as a martyr.
You know times are tough when you’re forced to steal 58 containers of deodorant.
The First Vice Chairman of the state Republican Party names her black Angus cow Oprah. Errrrr ...
Check out the “Mob Experience” at the Tropicana hotel in Las Vegas. So neat.
Meanwhile, this library in Boston is offering a JFK experience, complete with an interactive desk.
Beer as a sports drink? Where have you been all my life?
An Indiana restaurant is banned from making references to Jim Jones’ cult in its advertising campaign. Way to take the fun out of everything, P.C. Police.
V.19 No.51 |
The Daily Word 12.24.10: New pill for alcoholics, Pat Robertson on pot, coke on Christmas
By John Bear [ Fri Dec 24 2010 9:35 AM ]
Guy finds 800-year-old remains under his house.
Police arrest fake bell ringer.
Thief tunnels through wall, steals Warhol painting.
U.S. lets companies do business with blacklisted nations.
The year in pictures.
Arkansas has had 500 earthquakes since September.
At least 45 people have been lynched in Haiti since beginning of cholera outbreak, most of them voodoo priests.
Paris airport running low on deicer.
New pill may help alcoholics have just one drink.
V.19 No.4 | 1/28/2010
After-Math: How Much Are North Americans Giving to Haiti?
By Laura Marrich [ Mon Jan 25 2010 1:39 PM ]
Just how generous are we First World next-door neighbors when it comes to Haiti earthquake relief?
It’s being reported that the star-studded Hope for Haiti Now telethon has raised more than $57 million so far.
Up north, the similarly formatted Canada for Haiti telethon brought in $18.8-million—the Canadian federal government was responsible for half of that number, and it promises match up to $50 million in civilian contributions.
And through $10 increments, the American Red Cross’ Text 2 Help campaign pulled in about $25 million by the end of last week.
If those numbers aren’t doing it for you, just keep on texting donations to these reputable relief organizations:
To give $5 by text message:
To give $10 by text message:
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