Andrew J. Hewett

Monday, October 12, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1347)



NON-PATRIOTIC REASON TO RUN
Politics in Haiti is more than squirrely. That’s because candidates can only be arrested if caught committing a crime. That immunity is extended when elected, making them practically untouchable throughout their six-year terms as senators, four years as deputies and five years as president. Meaning dozens of accused kidnappers, drug dealers and other criminals who make the final cut of the 1,855 candidates can run for the 139 legislative seats. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article30459984.html
MISC. NEWSPAPER MIS-WORDINGS
(A) “Jim Ray Jolliet, Ihnman's attorney, put his hands over his eyes when the verdict was announced. He rested the other hand on Ihnman's shoulder.” (B) “The Baths is a dying institution. Last year, we refunded money to 86 people who died.” - The Daily News Magazine, March 1987. (C) “The 47-year-old Governor has received nationwide attention since she was elected Kentucky's first governor who was a woman last November.” - The New York Times, 20 May 1984.
YOU HAVE AN ANSWER?
According to the Washington Post, police in the U.S. killed at least 385 people during the first five months of 2015. Based on census numbers for the areas where the killings took place, blacks were killed at three times the rate of whites or other minorities. Of the unarmed killed, two-thirds were either black or Hispanic. Forty-nine people had no weapon, while guns wielded by 13 others turned out to be toys. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/31/police-fatal-shootings-20_n_7477658.html)

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