McDonald's is back in the news again.
This time, a Philadelphia McDonald's restaurant is in the news after a former employee released a cell phone video showing live rats scurrying over and around hamburger buns.
According to Fox News affiliate in Philadelphia, Karrium Demaio said he frequently saw mouse droppings on bread, and was told by the restaurant manager to brush the droppings off the bread, throw out the chewed bread and serve the rest to customers.
“There hasn’t been a time when we couldn’t go in the back and see mouse droppings on the bread,” said Demaio who was fired for missing a shift.
“That wasn’t the first time. That was about the sixth or seventh time,” he said. “That’s what made me like, I got to get video of this," he said.
Demaio added: “I was going back there to get something else and I heard some rustling, so I turned around, and I look, I seen a mouse inside the bread. Not on top of the package, but inside of the package.”
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A well-known author has written a book proving that men are pre-wired to cheat because they like sex -- even though they love their wives or girlfriends.
Professor Eric Anderson's book The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and The Reality of Cheating, details a study that he conducted using 120 college students. Anderson found that cheating is the norm for men, not the exception.
In the study, Anderson found that 78% of the male participants cheated on their wives or girlfriends -- even though they loved their partners and did not want to break up.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Anderson states that "infidelity does not break marriages up; it is the unreasonable expectation that a marriage must restrict sex that breaks a marriage up."
In other words, it's not the cheating that breaks up marriages, it's women's unrealistic expectations that a man should have sex with only one woman.
In order to preserve human existence, man must be fruitful (highly productive) and sow the seeds of future generations. This can not be achieved if 90% of men are married monogamously to a single woman and each couple bears an average of 2.5 children.
If men were not more sexually productive, the human species would cease to exist due to the effects of disease, deaths, old age, etc. Not to mention the deformities from inbreeding (incest between blood relatives).
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Yesterday, Nick Cannon's CBS Radio publicist sent out a press release to the media and blogs confirming media mogul Nick Cannon's triumphant return to his radio gig at 92.3 WXRK this morning after spending a week in the hospital with an unknown medical ailment.
The statement read:
Nick Cannon, morning show radio host, of "Rollin with Nick Cannon" on 92.3 NOW returns back on the air tomorrow, January 9th. Cannon was rushed to the hospital last week while in Aspen suffering from "mild kidney failure".
Besides the fact that there is no such medical diagnosis as "mild kidney failure", we were happy to hear that Cannon had recovered well enough to return to work.
I know I wasn't the only blogger who set my alarm clock to wake me at 5 a.m. this morning to hear Nick update his listeners on his condition. But Cannon was not on the air this morning.
At 9:10 a.m., the CBS Radio publicist sent an update email (too late for those of us who already set our alarm clocks):
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According to published reports, Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity Bono, the daughter of pop singer Cher and Sonny Bono, is saving money to buy a new penis. Until then, she is still a female in the eyes of many because her female productive organs are still intact.
Bono started her gender-reassignment process by surgically removing her healthy breasts and taking male hormones to grow facial hair. But until now, Bono hesitated about taking that final step -- purchasing a working penis.
“[Bono] is pretty sure that within a short while, he will finally be able to afford to get himself a penis,” says a new Rolling Stone profile.
Because of cash flow problems, Bono will seek to have the surgery performed in a foreign country where the procedure is cheaper.
“There’s different ways to do the surgery, from real basic to more and more options,” he said. “It’s like a car. The doctor I want to use is in Belgrade. It’s going to be a little cheaper there. Probably $25,000, maybe $45,000, I really don’t know.”
Bono refuses to lean on Cher for a cash advance toward the penis, because Cher has helped Chaz out financially, and because it's apparent that Chaz has no intentions of ever getting a job.
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'Braxton Family Values' star Tamar Braxton, 35, and her husband, Vincent Herbert, were spotted celebrating the New Year in Times Square, NYC. As we previously told you, Vince is unable to travel or leave New York because he is still receiving outpatient treatment for a blood clot in his lungs. No doubt Vince is thankful to be alive after his ordeal.
According to a source close to their camp, Vince is living temporarily in a hotel close to NY Cornell hospital where he receives blood thinners and gets his therapeutic blood levels checked daily. As a result of his illness, Vince reportedly lost over 50 lbs. But it looks like he gained most of it back.
Tamar, who has a home in Atlanta, visits Vince in New York often. The couple will star in their own TV series on the WE tv network titled 'Tamar and Vince'. The show begins production in March.
Photos: Splash News Online
Rumors continue to run rampant as Beyonce fans, and even members of the once-respected national media, wonder if Beyonce is in labor and about to give birth.
One gossip blog, which has zero credibility, claims Beyonce is giving birth any minute now at Manhattan's St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital. In fact, if you rely on the shaky word of that unreliable gossip blog, Beyonce has been in labor at St. Luke's-Roosevelt for 4 days now.
I was a young nurse in 1989 when I took a traveling assignment to NY to work at New York Cornell Medical Center for 6 months. At the end of my assignment -- as I packed my bags to leave the harsh, inhospitable environment of New York forever -- I received a phone call from my travel agency asking if I would be willing to cross the picket line at St. Luke's-Roosevelt hospital where the nurses had gone on strike.
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Update I, 2:24 p.m. ET:
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I'm still on vacay, but I stopped in to update you on legendary rapper Heavy D's cause of death. As we suspected, he died of blood clots in his lung that traveled from his legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT). This is the same clotting disorder that Tamar Braxton's husband, Vince, was recently hospitalized with. I will update you if there are any further developments...
Originally posted on Nov. 11, 2011 @ 10:18 a.m.
According to the NY Daily News, rapper Heavy D saw a doctor the day before he died tragically at age 44.
Rap legend Heavy D knew something was seriously wrong with his health the day before he suddenly collapsed and died Tuesday, officials told the Daily News.
“He had gone to the doctor the day before,” Ed Winter, Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, told the Daily News. “He had what appeared to be like flu-like symptoms.”
“He was taking medication, so we want to see what the levels were,” Winter said.
Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, had just gotten back from a trip to England. “He said he had a touch of pneumonia, maybe from traveling," is cousin, Ruddy Phillips, told The News.
But Heavy D also could have died from a pulmonary embolism, a fatal consequence of sitting for prolonged periods of time during long distance travel. Pulmonary embolisms are often misdiagnosed as something else -- such as pneumonia or cardiac arrest.
In fact, some attorneys base their entire practice around misdiagnosed pulmonary embolism cases.
According to the Daily News, an autopsy was completed Wednesday morning, but a preliminary cause of death won't be released until toxicology tests are performed. The tests could take up to six weeks to complete.
British singer Adele tweeted this pic on her official Twitter page yesterday. When Adele was riding high, her Twitter page was maintained by her record label. But Adele took it over now that she has nothing else better to do after having throat surgery.
Adele's critically acclaimed 2nd studio album, 21, is the one of the biggest-selling albums of the decade. But don't look for another album from Adele for at least a couple of years.
Adele's signature vocals is unnatural for her and puts a strain on her golden pipes, causing bleeding inside her vocal cords.
Surgical intervention for vocal cord hemorrhage is usually the last resort when nothing else will stop the bleeding. This means Adele is susceptible to future episodes of vocal cord bleeding. She must either alter the way she sings or she will never sing again.
When the story of a fake doctor injecting a woman's buttocks with fix-a-flat first broke last week, we all assumed the victim was a biological woman.
44-year-old Rajee Narinesingh has come forward to put a face to the case that made headlines around the world. This story supports the many reports of trannies regularly performing dangerous operations on each other in the tranny community.
According to Splash News:
Alleged victim Rajee Narinesingh speaks out about the botched surgery she claims to have suffered at the hands of Oneal Morris, an accused bogus doctor who was arrested in Miami, Florida, amid claims she injected patients' buttocks with cement instead of silicone. 44-year-old transsexual Rajindra underwent multiple implants to her face, breasts, buttocks and hips over a two-year period from 2006-2008 in the hope of appearing more feminine, Rajindra, known as Rajee, is now receiving painstaking corrective surgery with Coral Gables plastic surgeon Dr John Martin. Rajee fears she could have died after being injected with a cement like substance and having her wounds closed with superglue allegedly by Oneal Morris. Pic taken Nov 29.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, families around the country will sit down to feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and all the fixings.
Registered dietician Ellie Krieger has seven superfoods that can help you see better, increase your energy and make your skin look more youthful.
Krieger recently appeared on 'Inside Edition' with Deborah Norville where she explained the benefits of eating healthy by including these 7 superfoods in your holiday meals.
Superfood #1: Kale
"Kale is great for your eyes because it has lutein that can help your eyes and prevent damage from aging." Sauté it or throw it in a salad.
Superfood #2: Dried cherries
"Especially tart cherries. Interestingly, they contain melatonin which has been shown to help regulate sleep patterns." They're great as a snack or toss them in a salad, pancakes or muffins.
Superfood #3: Salmon which is loaded with omega-3 fats.
"Omega-3 fats reduces the inflammation in the body. So inflammation is thought to be at the root of many diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancers. Fresh salmon costs about $20 per pound. You can get a can of salmon which will run you about $4 per pound and it has all the omega fats."
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Yesterday, one of my loyal readers, EB, posted a link to a short film titled 'The Strange Thing About the Johnsons'.
At first I wasn't going to post the film because the subject matter is so disturbing that it might cause mental anguish in some of my readers. But after speaking with a friend last night, I decided to post this film and use it as a teachable moment.
Without giving away too much of the plot (for those of you who want to see it), let's just say that this film can only be categorized as a "dark comedy" because it is laughable.
There is a good reason why we can only access 10% of our brain power. The brain has many defense mechanisms in place to protect itself (and you) from the type of activity that is depicted in this film.
The young man in this film would have to circumvent those defense mechanisms in his brain to be able to do what he does. And as a result, he would be psychologically disturbed. It would not be a secret to anyone around him that he was psychotic.
The scene where the young man appears to be a normal, healthy adult about to get married would never happen in real life.
This is the reason why men like Usher Raymond, who are stuck in the Oedipus complex phase, seek out older women for sexual gratification -- because the alternative would be psychological harmful.
So as you watch this film, take it for what it is: a comedy that sprang from the overactive imagination of a man (the director) who has a limited understanding of how the brain works.
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According to published reports, rapper Heavy D was on a weight loss program when he died suddenly last week at the age of 44.
The rapper had begun a weight loss plan and kept a regular workout regime, according to EURweb.com.
Tony Wisniewski, the rapper’s trainer at the Ultra Body Fitness gym in Los Angeles, set Heavy up on a fitness plan three months before his death. Wisniewski is the same trainer that helped him lose 150 pounds back in 2008.
Autopsy reports show that Heavy D, real name Dwight Arrington Myers, weighed 344 pounds at the time of his death.
The autopsy was completed on Wednesday, but the coroner’s office declined to release a cause of death until they know the results of toxicology reports, which could take weeks.
According to Heavy D's cousin, he had a "touch of pneumonia," after returning from a trip to England a few days before he passed.
“We really do believe obesity makes people do worse with lung diseases," said Dr. Benjamin Suratt, associate division chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care hospital.
"If Heavy D died of a garden-variety pneumonia," said Suratt, “it could be that he wasn't able to fight it off due to his lungs not being able to fully expand and his immune system not having been fully functional."
Michael Jackson's former physician, Conrad Murray, 58, has been found guilty of one count of manslaughter. The jury reached the verdict after 10 hours of deliberations which began on Friday, Nov. 4.
Murray faces a sentence of up to 4 years in prison. He could receive probation if Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor decides that Murray is a defendant with no prior criminal record, a circumstance that might mitigate in favor of probation.
Jackson died of cardiac and respiratory arrest following an acute Propofol (anesthesia) overdose on June 25, 2009 in his rented Holmby Hills, CA mansion.
La Toya Jackson screamed out in the quiet courtroom when the verdict was read. Court officers asked her to be silent.
Conrad Murray showed no emotion as the judge remanded him to jail immediately without bond.
The jury has announced they have reached a verdict after 10 hours of deliberations in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's former physician.
At 4 p.m. EST today, Conrad Murray will learn whether he will walk free or serve up to 4 years in prison for neglecting his duties as a doctor.
Loyal reader FLHoneybee writes in to give her analysis of the psychology behind the relationship of two S. Carolina sociopaths who were each sentenced to life without parole for beating a 3-year-old girl to death.
FLHoneybee is correct when she says one of the women was the dominant partner (Shanita Cunningham), while the other partner just went along and followed her lead (Erica Butts).
But she is incorrect in assuming that Erica Butts was just as much a victim as 3-year-old Serenity Richardson.
Just because one murderous partner is meek (or even felt intimidated) doesn't make her any less complicit in the crime. They both took part. They are both psychopaths.
There is a term for women who intentionally seek out bad asses for relationships ('hoodrat' quickly comes to mind). But seriously, the term is "Folie à deux".
Folie à deux is French for "madness shared by two". In psychology circles it is referred to as shared psychosis or shared psychotic disorder. It simply means that each woman had it in her to be a murderer -- but they were too cowardly to do it alone.
The child murderers, Leopold and Loeb, is one famous case that is often cited as an example of folie à deux where one dominant partner influences the other to kill.
Like Cunningham and Butts, the men were also homosexual lovers and each were sentenced to life in prison.
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