The oldest floating post office hit a rock on Friday according to those who operate the boat. The US
Mail Boat Sophie C. is the oldest floating post office in the United States. Officials say it ran aground Friday in Lake Winnipesaukee. They say it scraped a rock near Loon Island and was stuck briefly but didn’t suffer major damage. Three people were removed from the combination postal boat/tour boat.
The Bureau of Marine Patrol has warned boaters of potentially low water levels in parts of the state as drought conditions persist.
The Sophie C. has been providing mail service since 1892 and visits five islands daily from June through mid-September. Passengers can fill out Sophie C. postcards and mail them onboard.
The FBI in Georgia has declared that when a man boiled water and threw it on two gay people who were sleeping in the same bed that is not a hate crime. The reason is because the attacker was already put in state court.
Martin Blackwell was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week for aggravated assault and aggravated battery.
If you don’t know the case, per the ap, The 48-year-old long-distance trucker poured scalding water on his girlfriend’s son, Anthony Gooden, and his boyfriend, Marquez Tolbert, as they slept in february. Both men suffered extensive burns requiring multiple surgeries.
Picture this: you order your food, open it, begin to eat it, and find a werm in your meal. Two people in two different cities had that just happen according to the ap.
Per the ap: “Mayfield resident Madison Stephens tells WPSAID-TV that she visited the local McDonald’s on Sunday and purchased food for her and her 1-year-old son. She says that as she was about to bite into her hamburger, a live worm fell out.
At the McDonald’s in Draffenville, about 25 miles away from Mayfield, Lacey Jo Lovett says she also found a worm in her burger on Tuesday” (2016.)
Stephens says she contacted McDonald’s about the incident, and all they sent her was a $10 gift card.
“McDonald’s spokesman Michael Love says in a statement that the company is investigating and will “take all appropriate measures to resolve the matter” reports the ap.
A dad from Las Angeles has penned an open letter to the woman who called him a child after he was playing with his kids in the supermarket.
Charlie Capen of the website How To Be a Dad says he was having fun with his children while shopping for food earlier this month when a woman walked up and made the unsolicited, snarky remark.
He went on to explain just how detrimental it is to make men feel like they shouldn’t enjoy time spent with their kids, and has since earned the support of thousands of more understanding strangers across the internet. This is what happened according to the letter.
Per the Daily Mail: He said he was grocery shopping with his wife and kids and goofing around with the little ones when the woman walked over.
She pointed at him and asked his wife, ‘Did you know you have three kids? That simple statement insulted Charlie.
The woman clearly thought she was being funny but Charlie was insulted: ‘I stood there completely dumbfounded by the question and didn’t even have the courtesy to respond to your patronizing words.
In his open letter, he offered up a faux-apology to the rood woman whom he clearly believes actually owes him one. ‘I’m sorry I didn’t tell you that I love my kids but don’t consider myself one’, he wrote. ‘I’m sorry you can’t tell the difference between having a good time with your kids and being immature. I’m sorry if you think men are irresponsible or babysitters but that’s an outdated way of thinking. More than anything, I’m sorry for the men in your life who’ve convinced you of this idea. Charlie writes about parenting as a full time job.
However, he had no words on hand to reply to this woman.
‘I couldn’t string the right words together to correct your antiquated thinking’, he admitted.
‘I’ve spoken at the White House about how fathers strip away gender bias and are great partners in fighting systemic sexism. I’ve become friends with thousands of fathers who do an even better job at speaking about their lives or their work evolving the face of men caring for their children’, he said. ‘But all of this work hasn’t made my job as a dad any easier. If anything, it’s made it more complex.
‘So, I’m sorry if making my kids laugh in a public place warrants a snarky remark, but I need to teach them adults need some levity as the world faces some of its toughest battles ahead’, he concluded. ‘I plan to keep laughing with them for as long as I live. One man wrote to him and had this to say.
‘Fathers can’t win’, griped another man, in agreement. ‘If they don’t play with their kids, they’re disconnected fathers. If they do, they aren’t parents. A few days later Charlie informed us that he received hate.
‘I’ve been called: “butthurt”, “little b***”, “whiny”, “overly sensitive”, “mangina”, “overreacting”, “coward”, and lots more I won’t share. And people wonder why men bottle up their emotions after they get the emotional shit beaten out of them for communicating,’ he said.
He added that he hopes people will think twice before criticizing a man for sharing his feelings because, he explained, ‘We’re raising a generation of boys like this. It’s disheartening. What do you think?
Is a woman saying that a man playing with his kids is childish a form of sexism? *yes
This is kind of cool. Firefighters in the state of Georgia say that good samaritans held up a falling roller coaster to help people get off it. Those who got off it included six children and one adult.
Per the AP: “Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner spokesman Glenn Allen says the group held the Oriental Express roller coaster in place Thursday evening until wood or cement blocks could be put in place to stabilize it.
A video posted on social media shows more than a dozen people holding up the coaster at the Bartow County Fair in Cartersville.
Allen says there were no injuries, and a track malfunction is likely what caused the accident. The ride’s been dismantled.”
A dog is making the internet happy on #nationaldogday for what she did with a bone.
Stella, is a labrador who is three. It is quite simple, give Stella a bone toy and she’ll fall asleep and look cool doing it.
The Daily Mail describes the video writing: The heartwarming video was filmed by Stella’s owner who can be heard at the start of the clip, asking: ‘Do you want the fuzzy bone?
Indicating her joy at seeing her favourite toy, the labrador sits down and stares intensely at her owner until she finally gets her way and trots off into the middle of the room with her prized possession.
While deciding upon the best spot to play with her toy, Stella can be seen glancing back gratefully at her owner. She then circles a large rug a couple of times before sprawling out and beginning to chew.
Balancing the bone between her pawls, Stella is seen to gnaw at the cuddly toy for just a few seconds before she falls into a sleep-like trance.
She then lies completely still with her mouth still wrapped around the bone and legs laid out full-length behind her. And although she eventually wakes up and begins to chew again, it isn’t long before she falls into another snooze.
A man was shot and killed by israeli forces on Friday.
He was unarmed.
Per Reuters: “A Palestinian official said the 38-year-old man suffered from mental illness, and several unsourced Israeli news websites reported that no weapons were found on his body.
“(Israeli) forces identified a suspect running toward an IDF (Israel Defence Forces) post in Silwad,” the military spokeswoman said. “Upon the suspect’s advance, the forces shot the suspect, resulting in his death. The incident is currently being reviewed.
Asked whether the Palestinian had been armed, she said that “the details are still being checked.
Since October, Palestinians, many of them acting alone and with rudimentary weapons, have killed at least 33 Israelis and two visiting Americans. At least 209 Palestinians have been killed, 141 of whom Israel said were assailants. Others died during clashes and protests.
Palestinian leaders say assailants have acted out of desperation over the collapse of peace talks in 2014 and Israeli settlement expansion in Israeli-oc’cup’ied territory that Palestinians seek for an independent state. Most countries view the settlements as illegal. Israel disputes this.
Israel says incitement in the Palestinian media and personal problems at home have been important factors that have spurred assailants, often teenagers, to carry out attacks” (2016.)