Andrew J. Hewett

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1072)



ONE-UP-GUNMANSHIP
A 21-year-old fellow in Gresham, Oregon, was so proud of his new handgun, he wore it openly in order to brag. That is until another fellow robbed him, at gunpoint, of his new weapon, probably because it was better looking than his? (KPTV/Portland, 10-7-14)  
EVOLUTION HAS A WAY TO GO
If you are a true Shiite Muslim, you climaxed observance of Ashura on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, mourning the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein ibn Ali, who died in 680AD. Meaning, even though he’s been dead for 1,334 years, you still should thrash your back and chest with chains and blades until your body drips blood; the more blood you lose, the stronger your belief. (The AP, 11-4-14)  (http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/11/04/india-observes-ashura-2/)
BIG BUSINESS, BAD BY-PRODUCT
Guess who died on September 29, 2014, at age 92? That would be Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp., on December 3, 1984, when one of its pesticide plants, run by one of its subsidiaries, leaked about 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas in Bhopal. This first killed 4,000 people, causing an eventual 15,000 deaths; overall effecting 500,000 with either direct injury or birth defects. (The AP, 11-2-14)

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