20-year old Florida native, Shane Missler has just become wealthier than most people in the Country will ever be, in the blink of an eye. The 20-year old has the lone winning Mega Millions ticket. A ticket that is worth around $450 million dollars!
The Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) reports, 20-year old, Shane Missler holds the lone winning ticket in the fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The $450 million is the second largest jackpot to be won by a single ticket holder. The winning ticket was purchased on January 5th, from the 7-Eleven store at Ridge Road in Pasco County. Missler used money he won from a scratch off lottery ticket. He then purchased five quick-pick Mega Millions tickets, getting the winning combination on the fourth set of numbers. ABC News tweeted that Missler has decided to take the one-time payment of $281,874,999.000. $281 million dollars is a lot of money to put in the hands of a 20-year old who has never had that type of money before. I hope Missler has financial experts nearby and on payroll. I can guarantee you, if I had, had that kind of money at 20-years old, there’s a high probability that I would likely be broke today. Like most people, I had very little common sense at the age of 20, and coming into that type of money???……….I don’t even want to imagine having that type of money at 20-years old! Hopefully Missler will do a better job of managing his money than I would have done at 20-years old!
In a meeting to discuss immigration policy with a few Democratic and Republican Senators in attendance, the president of the United States called Haiti and Countries in Africa (Africa itself is a Continent with 54 Countries. Not sure if Trump and other racists realize this when they speak about Africa in derogatory terms) “shithole places.” And said that we need to get rid of them and bring in more people from places like Norway. Instead of going on television and attempting to defend the president’s “shithole” comment (because there is no defense that does not include admitting that you too are a racist), supporters of the president will instead quickly run on television and make claims that the president’s comments were made simply based on an immigration policy based in merit. “The president is passionate about putting America first” is what they will say. Unless putting America first, is only speaking to white Americans, then that defense is all bullshit.
The supporters of the president say that Trump said he would rather have immigrants coming from Norway because of job skill or ability to contribute to America. So simply being from Norway is a job skill now and being from African Countries or Haiti is not? See how stupid that sounds? Everybody knows why the president made the comments he made, and everybody knows that him making statements like this was not a one time thing. Trump is part of the group of scary ass white men who are having trouble accepting the fact that white men will be a minority in America in the next ten years or so. If you take a look at the growth of the United States population in the last ten or twenty years, this is a fact that can’t be denied or changed. Trump’s comments were nothing more than another way of saying “we need more white people in America and less black and brown people.” Trump’s base knows what his statement meant. That was why the White House didn’t try to deny the comments the president made until this morning when they realized that the president’s base was not going to be enough to allow something like this to play well without consequence. So they did what they always do. Accuse everyone who heard the president say these things and reported them 100% accurately, as being out to get him. Even though Senator Dick Durbin and many others were in the room, and confirmed that the president made these statements. And said that the statements were made in racially charged and hateful ways. Also that the president said these things more than once. As a matter of fact, Senator Durbin said the president repeated these things over and over. And guess what? Not one Republican Senator who was in that room has the decency or balls to publicly speak out against the presidents racist comments. Of course, each one of the cowards has something to say in private, but publicly……..nah. If you can’t speak out against actions that you know are wrong and clearly racist, then I have no other option except to believe that you support them.
This is a time when everyone needs to pay attention to what’s really going on. A racist person who just goes around spewing racist things is just a racist. But a racist person in a position to implement policy on a Country that are in line with his racist views is a clear and present danger. It’s time that we start calling this what it is and stop pacifying the racist president and his racist supporters. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS A RACIST. THIS IS THE REASON YOU VOTED FOR, MAKE EXCUSES FOR, AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP AND THE RACIST THINGS HE DOES AND SAYS!!
Today Walmart proudly announced that due to the new great tax bill, they would raise their minimum pay to $11/hour. What Walmart (who owns Sams Club) didn’t announce was the unexpected, and without notice, closing of Sams Club stores across the Country.
9 WPCO Cincinnati (@wcpo) reports, two Sams Club stores in the tri-state closed on Thursday without notice to the public. Both locations were removed from the corporate website. Pharmacies at both locations will remain open through Jan. 26th.
Employees of the store’s two locations commented on WCPO’s Facebook page and said they had no notice of the closure before receiving a letter in the mail.
News outlets across the nation have been reporting the same thing about Sams Club stores in their areas, including Memphis, Houston, and New Jersey who all saw unannounced closures of Sams Club stores this morning.
The new Marvel movie Black Panther has topped Marvel’s list of top advanced ticket sales. Advance ticket sales for Black Panther has topped fellow Marvel production “Captain America Civil Wars” in the first 24 hours of advanced ticket sales. Advanced ticket sales opened Monday night after the movie’s national televised promo ad during the College football National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia. The film opens Feb. 16th.
Variety (@variety) reports, advanced sales for Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” have set a new record for Fandango as the top seller among Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in the first 24 hours, topping “Captain America Civil War.”
“Black Panther is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now. It’s one of the biggest and most anticipated movies to ever open in the month of February, and it’s trailers have electrified the internet. Tickets have been going fast ever since pre-sales started on Fandango late Monday.” Fandango editor Erik Davis said.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, who takes over as the king of Wakanda after his father T’Chaka is killed, as shown in “Captain America Civil War.” The film also stars Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Kilmonger. You checking this out on Feb. 16th?