James White’s lawyers in Michigan call his case “the worst case of HIV discrimination they’ve ever seen.” It’s hard to believe how much James had to endure:
- When James disclosed his HIV status to his boss at a Great Expressions Dental Center — where James worked as an office assistant — James’ boss told everyone in the office that James had HIV.
- For months, James’ coworkers followed him around with cans of Lysol. They sprayed James, refused to let him touch doorknobs, and wiped down furniture after he touched it.
- James was finally admitted to the hospital to deal with the toll of months of stress from the situation at work — he was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- On his last night in the hospital, James got a call saying that he was fired.
A convenient little massacre.”
Not words anyone should ever use to describe Newtown.
some people are horrible
The latest in fashion jewelry in China: live animals in a plastic sealed bag containing a liquid with nutrient and oxygen that allows them to live up to 2 months.
Chinese street vendors are selling live animals, permanently sealed in a small plastic pouch where they can survive for a short while as someone’s conversation piece. Apparently, these unimaginably inhumane keyrings are actually quite popular
This is fucking disgusting, please reblog!!
I’ve heard about these for about a year or so now. They’re nasty and sick. Where are the fucking animal cruelty laws, man?
Utterly vile and so are the people who buy them!
An Iowa man who beat a puppy to death with a baseball bat didn’t commit animal torture, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, in a decision denounced by an animal rights group.
Prosecutors failed to show that Zachary Meerdink, 31, acted with “depraved intent” when he killed the 7-month-old Boston terrier outside his girlfriend’s apartment complex in Davenport in 2011, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 decision.
The court vacated Meerdink’s conviction for animal torture, an aggravated misdemeanor, and the two-year prison sentence he received. Meerdink was paroled in April, but the court ordered that he be acquitted of the charge.
Chief Judge Larry Eisenhauer said prosecutors must prove the defendant acted with “depraved” or “sadistic” intent to support an animal torture conviction. He said that standard wasn’t met because no one witnessed the killing, it’s unclear how many times the dog was struck and Meerdink didn’t appear to be happy or eager before and after the killing. What’s more, Meerdink killed the dog after it demonstrated aggressive behavior that was getting worse, including biting a 9-year-old child, Eisenhauer wrote in a ruling joined by Judge Nancy Tabor.
Does someone really have to witness the act to prove his intent was “sadistic”? He killed an innocent puppy. With a bat. This person is not fit to remain in society for a long long time.
Need an idea of how far Billy Corgan has fallen? Well, the Smashing Pumpkins singer a) is featured in this furniture commercial with the b) wrestling company he owns, and c) the jingle isn’t even a B-side from “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.” Like Jack White, Corgan has weird hobbies and tastes. Unlike Jack White, they’re lame weird hobbies.
Is this real life?
Resentment of the Day: Applebee’s Fires Waitress After Her Receipt Post Goes Viral on Reddit
After an Applebee’s waitress’s picture of a receipt with a stiffed tip and an ill-placed complaint went viral earlier this week, the customer who refused to tip the waitress called the restaurant and got her fired. Now angry people on Twitter and Facebook are calling for a boycott of the restaurant chain.
People that don’t tip are the pond scummiest of scum.