SHOCKED? LOOK THIS UP YOURSELF
The Washington Post reports when President Obama and family visited Africa recently, with all involved, including hundreds of security agents, an entourage of planes and ground vehicles (56 support vehicles, including 14 limousines and three truckloads of bullet-proof sheet glass to cover windows at the hotels where they stay), the estimated cost of this trip is well over $60 million.
MAYBE A CELLMATE ‘SWEETIE PIE’?
Anthony Thompson, of Dallas, must not have a sweet tooth? Recently, he sold 100 large boxes of Little Debbie cakes for $500, one-tenth of their retail value, $5,000. And, that’s too bad, ‘cause he needs more cash. His bail in jail is set at $15,000. That’s because these treats were in the back of a delivery truck he stole.
GET MAD HERE, PLEASE!
Remember Army Major Nidal Hasan, who is accused of shooting and killing 13 while wounding 32 in November 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas? As of May 2013, while avoiding trial for 43 months, Hasan has “earned” $278,000 (and counting) in salary and benefits…because his pay cannot stop until he is convicted; while, according to WFAA-TV, some of the 32 surviving victims cannot even get worker’s compensation or disability treatment money from the Army. Why? The Army refuses to classify the spree-shooting as a “terrorist attack.”