Saturday, January 9, 2016

Grandmother Gives Birth To Granddaughter


Everyday, cool things happen in the state of Texas and this turns out to be one of those. Last week, a 54-year-old grandmother, Tracey Thompson gave birth to her own granddaughter. As it turned out, Thompson's daughter 28-year-old Kelley McKissack had faced years of infertility after suffering multiply miscarriages. Desperate, McKissack turned to her mother asking if she would be a segregate for her own grandchild and she said yes.

Then last week in Plano, 6 pound 11 ounce, Kelcey McKissack was born. Both grandmother and granddaughter are doing well. With so much bad news in the world today, it nice to see some folks using modern technology to bring new life into this world rather than using it to kill their fellow human beings. Congratulations to the McKissack's and to grandmother Tracey Thompson.

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Suicide Teen's Family Speaks Out


An older sibling, Chris, of David Molak has taken to social media to lash out at the bullies who tormented his little brother into committing suicide. According to Chris, David had tried but failed to kill himself on two other occasion before he was finally successful a few days ago. According to Chris, David was threatened with death on social media before he finally succeeded in ending his life by hanging in his own backyard.

'In today's age, bullies don't push you into lockers, they don't tell their victims to meet them behind the school's dumpster after class, they cower behind user names and fake profiles from miles away constantly berating and abusing good, innocent people,' wrote Molak on Facebook. He said that the bullying had first began back in October while his little brother was at Alamo Heights High School. Using sites such as Instagram, his tormentors had posted vicious messages such as: 'Let's put him in a body bag' and 'We're going to put him six feet under. Cliff said the attacks had pushed David to the brink and he had twice attempted to end his life, once by taking an overdose and another by driving into a pole.

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Marine Apologizes For Murder


It may not mean that much to the family and friends of Sara Mutschlechner, but according to police in Arizona. Eric Jamal Johnson has confessed and apologized for shooting her to death. Mutschlechner was picked as the designated driver of her friends on New Year's Eve, because she would not be drinking.

Murder in the Stacks: Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the Killer Who Got Away

It's very unusual for a United State Marine to commit such a hideous crime. Marines are usually the pillars of the communities they live in. While it has not been reported yet, I think it is likely that Johnson was under the influence of something (drugs or alcohol) when he shot Mutschlechner in the head after a silly dispute. If you're going to drink, please leave your firearms at home.

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Open Carry In Mental Hospitals?


One of the less talked about new provisions in the new Texas Open Carry law is one that allows license gun owners to take their firearms into the state's 10-psychiatric hospitals. I'm not sure who thought this would be a good idea, but I don't. Like most Texans I'm all for open and concealed carry laws, but this one does not even come close to passing a common sense test.

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals

Hopefully you have never had to visit a friend or family member committed to one of these facilities, but if you have ever been inside one. You know for sure that open or concealed carry has no place in a place like that. Even most police officers check their weapon when entering these hospitals. Just for the record, it's not the conduct of the people open carrying that concerns me – it's the unstable behavior of some folks inside that could lead to a disaster.

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800 Million Reasons To Play Lotto


We are less that 24-hours away from the biggest lottery jackpot drawing in the history of the United States of America. Even Texans who would never spend a single dollar on a lottery ticket are lining up with lotto veterans to try their luck at the almost one billion dollar grand prize. Even when taken as the 'cash-option the winner will bank over $500 million before taxes.

How To Win The Lottery With The Law Of Attraction: Four Lottery Winners Share Their Manifestation Techniques

I'm one of those folks who does not play the lottery on a regular basis. In fact the last time I had a lotto ticket in my hand it was one given to me at work as a Christmas gift. However, like most other Texans I expect to be in a long line at a local convenience store on Saturday laying down a few bucks to try my luck as well. Hey, isn't all this lottery money going to fund schools or something else noteworthy?

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