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Creed Frontman, Says He's Broke, Homeless, and Goes Days Without Food

Scott Stapp, Creed Frontman, Says He's Broke, Homeless, and Goes Days Without Food in Shocking Video

Creed frontman Scott Stapp confessed to fans via Facebook on Wednesday, Nov. 26, that he’s homeless and broke. In a shocking and sad 15-minute-long confessional, the singer claims he’s a victim of “financial theft” and has been left without money for food or housing.




“Right now I’m living in a Holiday Inn, by the grace of God, because there’s been a couple of weeks I had to live in my truck,” Stapp, 41, tells the camera.

Things have been so rough for the “With Arms Wide Open” singer, he claims: “I had no money, not even for gas or food. I went two days without eating because I had no money and ended up in an emergency room.”
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So what happened to all his cash?

“About eight weeks ago, I began an audit of not only my record company but my personal finances,” he explains. “During the course of that audit a lot of things were uncovered. A lot of money was stolen from me or royalties not paid.”

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/usweekly/article/Scott-Stapp-Creed-Frontman-Says-He-s-Broke-5919978.php
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Wed Nov 26, 2014, 08:29 PM (30 replies)

Walmart Employees Place huge Food Donation Bins at Doorstep of Alice Walton's $25 Million Condo

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http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/walmart-employees-place-food-donation-bins-doorstep-alice-waltons-25-million-condo

November 25, 2014  |     
 


 
In response to the demoralizing food donation bins placed in some stores to help out its underpaid employees, Walmart workers have chained a massive donation bin in front of the luxury Manhattan apartment of heiress Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton.

Last year, a Walmart store in Canton, Ohio placed donation bins inside an employee break room, which read: “Please donate food items here so Associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.” Employees snapped photos of the bins and shared them on social media to the outrage of many on the Internet.

Despite the outcry, a store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma recently placed similar donation bins there and workers in Indiana are reporting that managers are organizing bake sales and encouraging workers to support their colleagues with food donations, causing a flare-up on the Internet.

The bin that was chained in front of Walton’s $25 million Park Avenue condo reads: “Walmart Owner Alice Walton: We don’t want charity. We want decent pay. Love, Walmart Workers.”
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 11:39 PM (43 replies)

Two newly constructed side by side buildings in China are now touching - residents are scared

These pictures show the crumbling concrete at the top of two newly-built tower blocks in China - amid claims they are starting to topple towards each other.

The 15-storey blocks were built in Shanghai, eastern China two years ago to offer accommodation to people relocated to make way for a Disney theme park.

But residents who live in the high-rise apartments, in the Pudong New Area in Chuansha Town, say the original narrow gap between the buildings has disappeared and they are now touching.

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However his remarks have done little to settle the fears of people who were promised they could settle in 'model' relocation homes.

Qin said: 'I have gone back but I haven't been able to sleep at all since. I keep expecting it to fall down.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2849017/The-leaning-towers-Shanghai-Tower-blocks-built-two-years-ago-people-forced-make-way-new-Disney-theme-park-holding-up.html#ixzz3K8M0KCpx










Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 08:29 PM (11 replies)

stray dog rescued after 2 months stuck in jar




I can see clearrrly now! Stray puppy cut free after spending two months running around with a plastic jar stuck on his head

The Bohannons from Magnolia, Texas, said they saw the dog around their property for two months before they managed to pin him down
He was caught on November 22 with the rescue mission caught on camera


Finally on November 22 she was able to catch the pup after she spotted him sleeping and called her brother for help.

The dog was captured and the jug cut off in a videotaped rescue.

'It's OK baby, it's OK,' Bohannon is heard saying in a bid to comfort the dog.

Bohannon said he was infested with fleas and a 'little skiddish' but didn't have any injuries.

Her brother and sister-in-law hope to adopt Bucky if an owner doesn't step forward.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2848816/Houston-area-family-rescues-dog-jug-head.html#ixzz3K8JlG4C5



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2848816/Houston-area-family-rescues-dog-jug-head.html#ixzz3K8JOtOUY

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 08:19 PM (2 replies)

S.F. creating an ‘amnesty pond’ for unwanted goldfish

San Francisco’s Mountain Lake was recently poisoned to kill off any non-native fish. Turns out, there were a ton of them. The final death tally included over 850 carp, two catfish and many bass — none of them native to the spot.

The Presidio Trust isn’t blind to how the fish ended up there in the first place. As long as people buy fish as pets, some will end up in toilets, lakes and ponds.

So in order to keep Mountain Lake free of non-native species in the future, an “amnesty pond” will be set up for fish dumpers.

The amnesty pond will be located near Mountain Lake to deter dumpers from contaminating the lake, which will soon be repopulated with three-spined sticklebacks, Western pond turtles and chorus frogs. Hopefully it’s well-marked — it’s going to be tough to get people to stop using the big watery dumping ground over a smaller goldfish-friendly pond.

http://blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/11/25/s-f-creating-an-amnesty-pond-unwanted-goldfish-dumping/

Officials at San Francisco’s Presidio purposely poisoned the pond earlier this month. Officials said the plan is to restock Mountain Lake with native creatures after the foreign fish are gone.

Workers retrieved 842 poisoned goldfish, carp and other fish that San Franciscans had dumped into the pond over the years.

Park officials plan to test the waters in May and then start restocking the pond’s original three-spined sticklebacks, Western pond turtles and chorus frogs.

The so-called amnesty pond is planned nearby so people can keep dumping their goldfish, carp and other fish.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/11/22/amnesty-pond-for-dumping-unwanted-goldfish-planned-after-deadly-restoration-of-sfs-mountain-lake/
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 08:08 PM (0 replies)

Transgender woman dies, presented in open casket as a man

http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2014/11/24/family-presents-transgender-woman-as-man-at-open-casket-funeral/

Transgender woman dies, presented in open casket as a man
Washington Times


Many people were shocked and horrified as they passed by the open casket at the funeral for their friend Jennifer Gable.

The transgender Idaho woman, who tragically died of a brain aneurysm in October at age 32, was presented as a man by her family, according to the New York Daily News.

Gable was buried as her former self, Geoffrey Charles Gable, with her hair cut short and wearing a striped suit. Her long-wavy brown locks were gone.

“I am disgusted,” Stacy Dee Hudson posted on Facebook. “A great and dear friend’s mom went to the funeral today. It was not closed casket. They cut her hair, suit on. How can they bury her as geoff when she legally changed her name. So very sad. Jen you will be missed and people who know you know that you are at peace.”

An Idaho customer service coordinator for Wells Fargo, Gable had been living as a woman for the past several years and had changed her name from Geoffrey to Jennifer.

But it seems family disregarded Gable’s change. An obituary posted on the Magic Valley Funeral Home page also recognized Gable as a male.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 10:26 PM (9 replies)

Strangers raise more than $30,000 for exonerated men, one holds 1st ever cell phone

As of a few minutes ago, $3900 for Wiley, 29000 for Ricky raised on gofundme pages

Strangers have raised tens of thousands of dollars to help two former death row inmates who spent decades in prison for a 1975 murder before being exonerated.

Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60, walked free from prison on Friday after a witness, who was just 12 at the time, revealed he had lied about seeing the murder in Cleveland, Ohio.


The witness recanted his testimony last year, saying he had accused the men of killing a businessman following police threats.

In just three days since their release, thousands of dollars in donations have been sent to

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2847573/Strangers-raise-30-000-two-former-death-row-inmates-exonerated-1975-murder.html

Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 10:03 PM (0 replies)

Dad beats nanny "to a pulp" after seeing video of nanny beating his toddler (toddler is ok)

Horrifying footage has surfaced of a nanny in Uganda violently beating an 18-month-old toddler and throwing her to the floor.

Dad Eric Kamanzi watched the disturbing nanny-cam video after noticing bruises on his daughter's body. Jolly Tumuhirwe, 22, has been charged with attempted murder for the assault on the child in Kamanzi's Kampala home.

The enraged father reportedly assaulted the nanny, but police refused to press charges against him.

The dad shared the nanny-cam video with family members, who passed it on to their friends. The video has since gone viral and has been viewed more than 21 million times on Facebook, according to the BBC.

"Personally, I prefer my privacy but I'm sure I helped a lot of people out there and on that note I'm happy that the video is out there," Kamanzi told BBC.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/nanny-caught-video-violently-beating-toddler-article-1.2021995
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 09:13 PM (0 replies)

Florida woman in 'stand your ground' case takes plea deal for shorter sentence

A Florida woman who'd been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in a "stand your ground" case accepted a plea bargain Monday that greatly reduces her sentence.

The 20-year sentence came in a case in which the woman, a mother of three, said she was attempting to flee her husband on August 1, 2010, when she picked up a handgun and fired a shot into a wall. Nobody was struck by the bullet.

After having the initial conviction overturned, Marissa Alexander was sentenced Monday to 65 days in jail on two counts of aggravated assault, with credit for time already served since her 2012 conviction. She will also serve two years under house arrest, and she agreed to wear a monitoring device.

She will be sentenced later on a third aggravated assault count.

"She was sitting in prison with a 20-year sentence," one of her lawyers, Bruce Zimit, told CNN affiliate WJXT. "Bottom line, she's going to be finishing the case with a three-year sentence plus whatever else the judge does at sentencing" on the third count.


http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/24/us/stand-your-ground-plea-florida/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 09:04 PM (7 replies)

What to do if your crazy right-wing uncle comes for Thanksgiving

In that vein, I say: Progressives, engage your conservative family members. Tell them you accept their apology for endlessly pounding the drum of Benghazi when even the Republican House now admits that there was nothing scandalous there. Reassure them that the president is wholly within his authority to defer deportations on 5 million undocumented immigrants -- but encourage them to demonstrate really loudly against this executive action so that Democrats can win the Latino vote for a generation.

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-thanksgiving-dinner-family-political-debate-20141124-story.html

And conservatives, please, challenge your lefty family members. Boast proudly of your well-fought electoral victories this fall. Point out how, despite all its populist propaganda, the White House has still managed to deliver only full economic recovery for the country’s wealthiest, while everyone else struggles. Embarrass the liberals with jokes about the administration’s screw-ups on Obamacare, Iraq and the Veterans Administration. Encourage them to keep overreaching so that your party can take the White House in 2016.

Whatever side you’re on, remember that if you’re sitting one on one with someone you disagree with, your goal is to learn more about their point of view -- but if you’ve got other people watching the debate, your goal is to win over people who haven't made up their minds or who have less strong opinions.
Posted by Liberal_in_LA | Mon Nov 24, 2014, 08:57 PM (10 replies)
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