We now have this Iowa thing out of the way, (Except, of course, the Trump headline: Dead Clown Walking.) and contrary to what a lot of papers said, Clinton did not win Iowa, it was a dead heat, which actually gives the momentum to Sanders.
Just for the record, here is where all the candidates stand on the political spectrum!
It's time to get on to more serious things like sexual abuse.
This week Jian Ghomeshi, Bill Cosby and some psychiatrist who couldn't keep it in his pants are on the hot-seat.
Oh ......., and we get a re-hash of the O.J. trial for dessert!
In less than a month, big changes are coming that will usher in a new era of pick-and-pay television. But it appears none of the major cable and satellite TV companies want to talk about it.
On March 1st. cable companies must offer low-cost, "skinny" basic TV package or added pick-and-pay channel deals, BUT GET THIS, nobody is advertising them, and no options are available for our perusal yet!!!!
Hey kids, what happens if you smoke pot every day? You turn into Tommy Chong, that's what!
Professor Reto Auer of the University of Lausanne led a team of researchers who examined data on the marijuana habits of nearly 3,400 Americans over a 25-year period. At the end of the study period, the subjects took a battery of tests designed to assess cognitive abilities — memory, focus, ability to make quick decisions, etc.
The study found that people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis for a long period of time — five years or more — had poorer verbal memory in middle age than people who didn't smoke, or who smoked less. This association remained even after researchers controlled for a variety of other factors known to affect cognitive performance, including age, education, use of other substances and depression.
Folks, your otherwise humble reporter doesn't have too much to do with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) but this is one time I have to agree with them.
A man who taped a dog’s muzzle shut, bound its legs and and left it to die in a field will spend the next two years in a federal penitentiary.
Michael Earl Hill, 32, entered a surprise guilty plea Monday to a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal. Hill had been scheduled for a closed door meeting about his case, but insisted on pleading guilty instead, said lawyer Ahmad Ammar.
After his release, Hill will be on probation for three years and is banned from having a pet for 25 years.
Denied bail last month, Hill has spent the time since his Dec. 18 arrest in solitary confinement. His lawyer says Hill has been segregated from the rest of the inmates at the South West Detention for his own protection.
Court heard Monday and at Hill’s bail hearing the history of the 13-pound dog Hill abused. Jessica Hems and Adam Esipu had given the dog to Hill on Dec. 15 to surrender to the humane society. The couple had a newborn daughter who was allergic to the seven-year-old Patterdale terrier named Nos.
Hill took $60 from the couple to cover the fee to drop off a dog at the shelter. Two days later, Hems and Esipu were subjects of an intense social media campaign aimed at finding the dog’s owners.
Dean Cresswell took to Facebook after finding the little dog in a field beside the Canadian Tire on Walker Road on Dec. 17. The humane society renamed the dog Justice and a campaign called Justice for Justice was born. By Dec. 18, Esipu was at the humane society turning Hill in.
Cresswell presented the court with a petition signed by 65,000 people calling for the maximum sentence in the case coupled with a lifetime ban on pet ownership.
Ontario court Justice Micheline Rawlins explained the maximum ban allowed by law is 25 years and that maximum sentences are reserved for “the worst offender in the worst circumstances.” Hill has no previous convictions for animal abuse.
He does have a long record that includes convictions for robberies and domestic assault. He was paroled in 2009 after being convicted in 2005 of two counts of assault with a weapon. He breached his parole in 2010 and was jailed again. He’s been free since 2011.
He had been living in Kingston until five months ago. The mother of his child has family in Essex County, so she helped him find work at a local landscaping and snow removal company owned by Esipu’s father.
Fred Doughty said he worked with Hill. He and the Esipu family helped Hill settle in the area, finding Hill a place to live in Amherstburg with another co-worker.
“It’s a family business. We’re all family. We treated him like family. For him to do this…” Doughty said outside the courtroom, cutting off his sentence as tears of anger swelled in his eyes.
Moments earlier, Doughty had stormed out of the courtroom after swearing at Hill. Despite the judge warning the packed courtroom outbursts would not be tolerated, Doughty said he could not restrain himself.
Rawlins told the packed courtroom she has a dog given away by its previous owners because of allergies, too.
“Is an animal’s life only worth $60?” she asked.
Rawlins ordered Hill to get psychological counselling. “People who become serial killers begin with small animals,” she said.
Hill is also prohibited from possessing weapons during his probation and he must provide a blood sample for the national DNA databank police use to solve crime.
In a similar local animal abuse case, a Belle River man in 2014 was sentenced to four months in jail for killing a dog by taping its muzzle shut.