I love the Internet.
I love the Internet.
This literally made my jaw drop. How amazing is this???
Colorado Shooting Good News of the Day: Three out of the five hospitals currently treating victims of the Colorado theater shooting have decided to limit or completely waive the medical bills of the uninsured, and waive the co-pays for those with medical insurance.
There are several efforts, including a donation from Warner Bros., to help the victims financially, but the sheer volume of injured persons still means a lot of bills and a lot of big bucks.
Such a generous move from the hospitals should considerably aid these people in getting back on their feet, and moving forward.
RIP Etta, you will always be my favorite.
James, who was diagnosed with leukemia 2010, had been in poor health for some time.
Affectionately known as Miss Peaches, the Matriarch of R&B had multiple Grammys to her name, and was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame.
Incidentally, the man who discovered James, Johnny Otis, passed away just yesterday.
Below: James sings “Something’s Got A Hold On Me” in 1962.
@sstardust you totally could’ve won this.
Meanwhile, In America of the Day: West Coast sub shop chain Cheba Hut invited sandwich lovers in Eugene, Oregon, to chug 32 oz. of ranch dressing for chance to win $300 and free subs for a year.
In case you’re wondering, we all lost.
This is horrible. Please pray for this man.
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: It is being reported by several international organizations that an Iranian man who allegedly converted from Islam to Christianity has been sentenced to die by hanging unless he recants his religion.
According to the reports, Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani of the Church of Iran, who was arrested in Gilan Province two years ago after complaining that his son’s school was forcing him to read from the Koran, had been given one last chance by an appeals court to renounce his Christian faith before the court made its final decision.
Nadarkhani had been charged with apostasy under the assertion that he was born a Muslim — a claim that he vehemently denies. “Despite the finding that Mr. Nadarkhani did not convert to Christianity as an adult, the court continues to demand that he recant his faith or otherwise be executed,” said U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom chair Leonard Leo.
The White House has released a statement condemning the death sentence, saying, in part, that “Pastor Nadarkhani has done nothing more than maintain his devout faith, which is a universal right for all people.”
Speaking to the Associated Press, Attorney Mohammad Ali Dadkhah said that a ruling is expected by the end of next week, and that there is a “95 percent chance” of acquittal. The American Center for Law and Justice claims the death sentence had already been overturned.
The number of practicing Christians arrested in Iran has risen sharply as of late, with 202 arrests made between June 2010 and January 2011. If executed, Nadarkhani would become the first person put to death in Iran for apostasy since 1990.