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July 3, 2009

LOTD for July 3

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:02 pm

Homeless girl in LA attended 12 schools in 12 years, lived out of garbage bags among pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers…and never gave up or let any of her classmates know what she was going through. Her mom and sister even abandoned her at one point, but she overcame all obstacles and will attend Harvard in the Fall:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-harvard20-2009jun20,0,1598291,full.story

Written exam administered by the Pentagon labels “protests” as a form of “low-level terrorism”. Anyone who protests something is a terrorist?
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=be1_1245285955

700 New York City public school teachers accused of things from sexual misconduct to insubordination are being paid their full salaries ($70,000+) to sit around all day during the school year. They get summers and holidays off like any other teacher:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5heYRW9pbqE-Ezt-lidTx-rGzP7IAD98VVBDG0

Lawsuit in Boulder, Colorado due to a woman who says that she was evicted from her home because she left her Easter decorations on her door 17 days past the holiday. Her case would have been stronger if she hadn’t refused to make her May rent payment, even after she was given notice on May 6 that she would be evicted on May 9 if she didn’t pay her rent:
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/jun/20/eviction-easter-bunnies-boulder-county-woman-asks-/

Iowa school district hired a collection agency to collect past due lunch money:
http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/517384.html?nav=5005

14-year-old girl hid under a tree during a lightning storm and was hit by lightning…but her iPod wire apparently diverted the 300,000-volt surge and saved her life. Below that story is a pretty amazing photo of a home that had lightning make a hole in the roof:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1194120/Saved-iPod-Girl-survives-lightning-strike-wire-diverts-300-000-volts.html

Sacramento man was sick of roaches in his apartment. So, he set off at least 18 bug bombs where just 1 or 2 would have been enough for his apartment. The resulting explosion caused the wall from being disconnected from the roof and blew out the windows, causing a million dollars in damage and making the man’s family and the families in two other apartments without homes:
http://cbs13.com/breakingnews/bug.bomb.explosion.2.1054345.html

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