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Well folks, I’ve managed to land on my feet. Decent job, new apt and still holdin’ on to 1 cat.
God is good…
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…on a touchscreen.
Well folks, I’ve managed to land on my feet. Decent job, new apt and still holdin’ on to 1 cat.
God is good…
This is an AMAZIN’ young lady, here!
Layin’ up watchin’ late night/early mornin’ TV news and they ran a piece on this lil lady; had me sittin’ up by the time it was over…
Saheela Ibraheem is only fifteen and still in high school (a senior!) but has been accepted at 13 colleges- includin’ six of the eight Ivy League schools. Yale was the one that popped off a rejection letter. Why? Who knows or cares?
Eager to learn more about her favorite subject, math, the daughter of Nigerian immigrants asked to move to a higher-level class. The school let her skip sixth grade entirely.
By high school, Saheela said, she was no longer feeling challenged by her public school classes. So, she moved to the Wardlaw-Hartridge School, a 420-student private school, where she skipped her freshman year and enrolled as a 10th-grader. Her three younger brothers, twins now in the ninth grade and a younger brother in second grade, all eventually joined her at the school.
And she is a three-sport athlete-softball, soccer and swimmin’, sings alto in the school choir, plays trombone for the band and is President of the school investment club. Isn’t she just wonderful?
She has settled on Harvard and will be the youngest member of the 2011 freshman class. She’s decidin’ between neurobiology and neuroscience…
Its upliftin’ to read about a young black person that is not cuffed up, on the run, or dead or dyin’…
You go girl!~
There’s a lot if controversy swirlin’ around this story, and I don’t know why. I think it’s a ’feel good’ holiday blessin’…
These two sisters, Gladys and Jamie Scott, were arrested in 1993 for settin’ up two guys to get ambushed and jacked by three of their homies. Some homies; they got caught, and implicated
snitched on Gladys and Jamie in a plea deal. They lil assess got 10 months. The Sisters didn’t even get action at a deal, and were swiftly convicted and sentenced to double-life each.
For $11.00. That’s so ugly.
The NAACP and other civil rights advocates, started pushin’ for their release based on the
f*cked up cruel and excessive sentence they got.
So for the last 16 yrs or so, Jamie has to have dialysis treatments and needs a kidney. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, lookin’ at checks and balances more than the human aspect of the case, suspended those dbl-lifes under the stipulation that Gladys give a kidney to Jamie. Jamie Scott’s three-times-a-week dialysis was costin’ the state about $200,000 a year. Multiply that by 15!
The controversy is swirlin’ on two things: That the man did this for political self servin’ reasons (he’s another one plannin’ to run against Bam in 2012), and that the stipulation is unethical. Some folks are gettin’ all hypothetical, wonderin’ if there is not a tissue match, will the healthy one have to go back to jail. And then the extreme ones are sayin’ this is like buyin’ and sellin’ organs, or forcin’ the one gurl to choose between surgery and freedom, which is against the law.
People should calm down. It was Gladys’ idea in the first place, so she’s definitely committed to it, and she wants to save her sister’s life. I think it’s a good deal for everybody; The Sisters get out and back to life, the state saves $200ThouWow, and that Barbour dude gets the publicity he wants. They not free just yet; they want to go to Florida with their mother and children. The state has to approve that and with the wheels of justice grindin slow as they do, they should be on the streets in about 60 days. I’m cool with that.
I know ‘Mother’ is happy too…
This is such a story of strength, dedication and determination. A real feel-good story…
Holland Reynolds is, and always will be, a champion in my book all day long!
The 16 yr old is captain of University High School (SF., CA) girl’s cross-country team, and ranked 3rd in the state. She was in 2nd place with a half mile to go in the CIF state championship meet in Fresno.
She collapse meters short of the finish line.
“My legs started to feel heavy and I started to slow down a lot and I felt I couldn’t run anymore. I was breathing really heavily, hyperventilating. My hands were really cold at that point.”
The state championship was on the line. Instead of quittin’, Holland crawled her ass over that finish line!
She did it for her coach, Jim Tracy, who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s last summer. He is a dedicated coach, still with the team even though he had occasional slurred speech, scrambled thoughts and little energy, sometimes fallin’ down at practice and had taken to sittin’ in a chair for their workouts. She wanted his last season to go out with a bang.
She finished 37th out of 169. THEY GOIN’ TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!
This story brought tears to my eyes…
Kudos to this selfless young lady. I’m on “Team Holland” from here on out!
(*feelin’ all warm & squishy*)
I ♥ stories like this!
God sho’ is good and he’s always on time!
That story of the three teenagers people thought lost at sea bein’ found almost 2 months is just so warm and squishy!
Boys will be boys. These lil dudes decided to see if they could row between two islands (in the fabulous New Zealand territory of Tokelau), in they lil aluminum boat. This was way back in Oct. They didn’t know that their lack of seafarin’ experience and that lil tin can of a boat, they might not make it. Or how stupid this was. I’m not quite sure how they came up missin’ but some folks speculatin’ say the outboard motor might have gone out, and with no oars, (…they weren’t able to control the direction of the boat. That would be my guess…) they drifted 800 miles out the way, into a ‘boondock’ area of the Pacific.
They were babies; two fifteen yr olds, Samu Perez and Filo Filo (what a name!), and a 14 yr old, Edward Nasau. They searched for them high and low. Their grievin’ families thought they were dead and even held memorials.
they look a lil ragged (& old) but ok…
A tuna boat way out in the ‘boonies’ too; saw the small boat and knew it was out the ordinary way out there, so they pulled up on it and saw the boys. RESCUED!
They had two coconuts when they started out (guess they didn’t plan to be gone long), but when the shyt got deep they drank rainwater (that had collected in the bottom of the boat. How scary!) and sea water when it didn’t rain, eatin’ raw fish and even a seagull they managed to catch (omg-it had feathers and guts and was raw. the eyes were lookin…omg).
It’s cute how they say that on the ride back to civilization, the boys ate kiwi, watched cartoons and listened to music… Bless they lil hearts.
God sent some angels out there to watch over those boys, till he could get that tuna boat out there, and I’m sure about it. Their families have the best reason to celebrate Thanksgiving 2010 (do they do that in NZ?). Their babies were found, found alive, found in good condition (they were a lil sunburned, dehydrated, weak and surely hungry but otherwise ok.)
They were found.
What a wonderful story of hope and survival. Perfect for the holidays.
*God bless them and their families.
All 33 miners trapped underground for the last 68 days have been rescued !
This is truly a blessin’ from God. In some many of these ‘collaped mine’ stories, the miners are almost always found dead, if at all.
I can only imagine the mindset of these men, 33 of them, cramped up in one lil area, its hot and stuffy, livin’ on cans of tuna. One of these men had JUST started workin’ for the mine 5 days before the collapse. Of course, he has decided to find another line of work.
Then to travel that 2000 ft back to the surface of the earth. I wonder what was goin’ thru their minds on that lil trip…
One good thing is that they will now increase the regulation of the smaller mining companies, which often have lower standards. Maybe prevent this from happenin’ again. The next time, the men may not be as lucky. This could have easily been another tragedy
Now that the smoke has cleared and the last man is back on the face of the earth instead of in her bowels, the fun doesn’t stop. These men are now instant celebs. There are hundreds of media requests, offers from book publishers, and even movie and TV producers hollar’n at them already. The Chilean Mining Ministry has even erected a website to collect all the greetings and well-wishes that are comin’ from all over the world.
One thing: God is SURELY wonderful, and all praise be to him.
I’m waitin on the movie…
A Touchin’ Memorial
I found this while wanderin’ around the internet. I think this is an absolutely beautiful gesture.
*The Waterfall of Tears*
Don Williams started this memorial in 2004, in memory of Jessica Lundsford who was kidnapped, violated and then buried alive holdin’, her favorite toy. Poor baby.
He wanted to show his support for her parents, and all parents and loved ones of children missing and found murdered. It is constructed of concrete blocks, and each bear the names of children who have been murdered. This memorial is big and has a koi/goldfish/angelfish pond. He invites the public to stop and read the names, maybe even sit near the waterfall he constructed. An angel purchased at an antique store watches over all…
Once he hears about a child found murdered, Don dedicates a block in the child’s memory. The blocks of murdered children have their name, their age at the time of death, with the state of their birth. The whole memorial takes up about a quarter-acre of his property.
This is a blessin’ for people who loved and missed these children. This is a true labor of love.
This guy will surely get his reward in heaven…
This is REAL feel good story to start the day with!
Again cruisin’ the net lookin for info on this crazy brewery shootin in Conn., I ran up on a story of a woman in the ATL who wasn’t gonna just be a victim.
The woman (no one wants to be ID’d) was in bed when a masked man broke into her home just after midnight last night. Rambled thru her shyt while holdin’ her at gunpoint, and even busted her in the head with the gun at one point. Tied her to the headboard, and left in her 2009 Acura TSX.
Can’t keep a good woman down…
This woman managed to grab her laptop computer with her feet, hit control-alt-delete on the computer to unlock it, then went on Google chat and typed “HELP. CALL 911”. Boyfriend saw the message and called 5-0.
How’s that for chutzpah?.
The gurl gets my vote! She was thinkin’ fast and thinkin’ survival. She’s lucky tho, coz most of these cretins would have offed her; she could ID him…
All’s well that ‘kinda‘ ends well.
They still lookin for her car…
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Jack Robinson a sewer worker in Oak Harbor, WA, workin’ for the Wastwater Division, was flushin’ a storm water drain when somethin’ caught his eye. He spotted a ring out of nowhere and while he was tryin’ to compute that, another one popped up!
A closer look: one was a Class of 1993 Oak Harbor High School ring. That was his class too. The ring was engraved “C.V.” The other one was a diamond-encrusted aquamarine birthstone belongin’ to her mother, Harriet. It was the ‘something old, borrowed and blue’ Cynthia Vick wore when she married her husband.
Jack is so cool! He looked up everyone in his class with those initials and found Cynthia Allen, who was Cynthia Vick in high school, on Facebook!
Jack: weird, I know, but did u lose 2 rings?
Turns out, Cynthia lost the rings a whole year ago. Her pet ferrets accidentally knocked her two favorite rings in the toilet, and they were flushed unknowingly. (Dayumm!) She thought they were lost for good.
Dude was honest as the day is long. I now mofo’s that would be at the pawn shop right now.
They barely knew each other in high school, but they’re buds now. And Jack just found someone else’s class ring in the sewer. He lookin for them on FB, too!
I have a whole new respect for mankind…
Little Kiki Joachin was pulled from the wreckage of their home after nearly EIGHT days under the rumble. Seems he and his sister Sabrina, who was also found alive, were sittin’ at the table doin’ their homework when the quake struck.
Little Yeye, nine, Titite, three and 18-month-old Didine were killed. Four-year-old David survived only because he was playing outside.
An estimated 200,000 people have died in the January 12 quake, and that is just devastatin’…
You really have to see the vid, and see how this lil boy, once he is out in the light, just throws his lil arms wide open and beams that precious smile to the world.
Touched my heart…
Kiki’s lil smile is a hugh symbol of hope.
hopelessly crazy... Come ride with me!~*