Louis Helmburg III, a sophomore at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., is suing his fraternity and fellow frat brother Travis Hughes for injuries from his fall at a house party in 2011, Courthouse News Service reports.
Helmburg's lawsuit makes Hughes sound like, well, an ass. Hughes "decided in his drunken stupor that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his anus," Helmburg's lawsuit states. "But instead of launching, the bottle rocket blew up in the defendant's rectum."
Talk about "butt-for" causation.
The rectal rocket explosion "startled [Helmburg] and caused him to jump back," falling off the frat house's deck, the lawsuit claims. Helmburg "became lodged between the deck and an air-conditioning unit," the suit claims. The deck was about four feet off the ground.
Helmburg is suing Hughes and the Alpha Tau Omega house for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and time lost playing on Marshall's baseball team, Courthouse News reports
Rectum? Damn well nearly killed 'im!
I know. But the guy who tweeted it only said that she send out that tweet and nothing else. She concluded that he must have done it to imply that she's crazy or dangerous etc. Maybe she should spend some of her meditation time thinking about thatScroll up to the top, and you can see that she responded to a tweet that has since been deleted.
Apparently, she went even further. She complained to the mother of an author about a mean tweet and also said she regretted deleting the tweet. (And someone please tell her that promoting that you can meditate and pray hurricanes away isn't faith but dangerous and to drop out of the race already?! One nutjob is plenty enough.) https://www.mediaite.com/weird/mari...ain-about-mean-tweet-from-her-adult-daughter/
Birdie, birdie in the skyThis might be filed under 'Stinky News', and make you glad that Cows don't Fly United ! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...-planes-anti-flatulence-drugs-passengers.html
For what it's worth, Mlle. Dubois, some people don't think that Franco-Quebeckers speak French either.“I have a diploma from a francophone university, the first in Canada. I’m a French citizen, too, and I did all of my studies in French,” she told Radio-Canada.
The provincial government based its controversial decision on her dissertation on cellular and molecular biology. The first chapter of her work – a response to a scientific journal article – was written in English, while the remaining four sections were written in French.
“The first letter said you are not proving you know how to speak French because your thesis is considered to be written in English,” Dubois told the National Post....
Dubois then took a government-approved French language test to prove she could speak her native tongue, immediately submitting the results. But months later, she was notified that the government had chosen to uphold its original decision.
I have no idea why this is a huge issue, almost all the English speaking countries do this sort of shenanigans. Australia, for instance, requires IELTS (or similar test) for visa and the PR. The problem is the test is only valid for two years, so most people end up writing these exams two or three times during their stay in the country to prove the command of the language hasn't deteriorated over the stay in a native English speaking country. They don't give a rats ass for writing a thesis in English, you still have to write the exam. I believe all these tests are for sole purpose of making money.Quebec denies Frenchwoman residency for failing to show command of French
For what it's worth, Mlle. Dubois, some people don't think that Franco-Quebeckers speak French either.
I would have too. In fact, I have vowed never to put a pet in cargo no matter what.Would have done it in a heartbeat!
ITA. I used to tutor students in those tests - we'd do sample answers to sample questions. I think the tutoring was useful in that I was able to teach students the 'formula'. But I eventually wearied of it, because the time between me providing the tutoring and the student taking the test was far too little for them to actually improve their writing - something which happens rarely in my experience (grammar drills should still be taught in school!). Writing is a skill that is improved in the practice, and a certain love of it is essential.I believe all these tests are for sole purpose of making money.