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Housekeeper Cara Simmons GIVEN The Home She’s Sent To Clean

Housekeeper Cara Simmons GIVEN The Home She’s Sent To Clean

 

Cleaning lady got the surprise of her lifetime, forcing her to put down her mop and pick up a glass of champagne instead.

Cara Simmons, a single mother-of-three from Cleveland, Ohio, recently received a surprise visit from Prank It Forward – an organization dedicated to doing ‘pranks for good’.

he was secretly filmed as she went to a house to clean it, before being told the four-bedroom property was hers to keep ‘forever.’

Housekeeper Cara Simmons GIVEN The Home She’s Sent To Clean

For several seconds she was lost for words, with ‘thank you’ being the only thing she could say.

Cara’s sister, Glo Nicholson, explained that the treat was well-deserved.

Cara is an amazing person, an amazing sister, she’s selfless, she works hard. She’d give you the shift off your back,’ she said in a video interview.

Source: Farrahgray.com

Renita Chaney Hill: Cosby Drugged, Sexually Assaulted Me For Years While He Paid My Tuition

Renita Chaney Hill: Cosby Drugged, Sexually Assaulted Me For Years While He Paid My Tuition

 

Renita Chaney Hill, a former cast member of “Picture Pages,” a children’s educational program hosted by Bill Cosby in the 1980s, is the latest woman to come forward with sexual abuse allegations against the 77-year-old comedian, The Daily Mail reports.

Hill, now a married mother of three living in Pittsburgh, was an aspiring actress and model when Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her over the course of 4 years and even paid her college tuition.

Now 47 years old, Hill was selected when she was a young girl by Cosby to join him on “Picture Pages” after he reached out to her agent and would frequently fly her around the country with her parents’ permission.

At the time, “The Cosby Show” was in full swing and Cosby was reaching the height of his cultural power, and Hill said she didn’t think anyone would believe her. According to her, Cosby would insist that she have an alcoholic beverage even though she was underage and each time she would wake up not remembering what happened past a certain point.

Recalling that he would be kissing her as she blacked out, Hill said that she could remember recoiling from the taste of his cigar.

 After Hill told Cosby that she would continue to come see him, but that she would not drink anymore, Cosby allegedly told her that she couldn’t come see him if she didn’t drink. Hill, refusing to be taken advantage of any longer, stopped all contact with Cosby and gave up her dreams of being an actress.

Hill said that she came forward now in solidarity with the other victims because no one should get away with violating other people–regardless of how powerful or beloved they are.

When asked what would she say to Cosby if she saw him today, Hill said simply, “Why…why would you do that to a young girl…he could have had anyone he wanted.”

Hill can be seen in a clip of “Picture Pages” with Cosby above. Camille Cosby can be seen in a clip below.

Source:  Newsone

Cleveland Cop Shoots 12 Year Old Boy Carrying BB Gun

Cleveland Cop Shoots 12 Year Old Boy Carrying BB Gun

 

A 12-year-old boy who according to police was armed has been shot and seriously injured in the stomach in an “officer involved shooting” at a recreation center in Cleveland, Ohio. The boy’s weapon turned out to be an air gun “resembling” real pistol.

The shooting happened around 3:30 pm at Cudell Rec Center located at 1910 West Boulevard, after police responded to a distress call about a male allegedly threatening people near the center with a gun.

Police Patrolman’s Association president Jeff Follmer said “the 12-year-old had a weapon,” according to Newsnet5 Cleveland, and he allegedly refused officer commands and reached into his waistband before being shot by an officer “relatively new” on the force.

According to Cleveland police statement, upon arrival on scene, officers located the suspect and advised him to raise his hands.

“The suspect did not comply with the officers’ orders and reached to his waistband for the gun. Shots were fired and the suspect was struck in the torso,” the statement reads.

Upon further investigation, the boy’s “weapon” turned out to be an air gun “resembling a semi-automatic pistol, with the orange safety indicator removed,” the statement adds.

One officer somehow managed to receive an injury to his ankle and was transported to Fairview Hospital for treatment, police said.

The boy has been taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition while the facility has been taped off as police are investigating the incident.

 

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Source:   RT.Com

House G.O.P. Files Lawsuit in Battling Health Law

House G.O.P. Files Lawsuit in Battling Health Law

WASHINGTON — House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president’s executive authority.

The lawsuit — filed against the secretaries of Health and Human Services and the Treasury — focuses on two crucial aspects of the way the administration has put the Affordable Care Act into effect.

The suit accuses the Obama administration of unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties. (Larger companies are defined as those with 50 or more employees.)

In July 2013, the administration deferred that requirement until 2015. Seven months later, the administration announced a further delay, until 2016, for employers with 50 to 99 employees.

The suit also challenges what it says is President Obama’s unlawful giveaway of roughly $175 billion to insurance companies under the law. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the administration will pay that amount to the companies over the next 10 years, though the funds have not been appropriated by Congress. The lawsuit argues that it is an unlawful transfer of funds.

That issue involves subsidies known as cost-sharing reductions, which the federal government pays to insurers on behalf of people whose incomes range from the poverty threshold to two and a half times the poverty threshold ($11,670 to $29,175 a year for an individual).

If the lawsuit is successful, poor people would not lose their health care, because the insurance companies would still be required to provide coverage — but without the help of the government subsidy, the companies might be forced to raise costs elsewhere.

The subsidies reduce the co-payments, deductibles and other out-of-pocket costs that consumers incur when they go to doctors and hospitals.

Democrats have cast a legal challenge as strange. Republicans, they say, are attacking Mr. Obama for delaying enforcement of a law that they vehemently oppose.

The health care law was passed in 2010 without any Republican votes, and House Republicans have voted dozens of times to repeal all or part of it.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Eric Schultz, the White House deputy press secretary, called the lawsuit announced by Speaker John A. Boehner “unfortunate.”

“At a time where we — I think the American people want Washington focused on jobs and the economy, the House Republicans choose to sue us, sue the president for doing his job — and using taxpayer resources at the same time — for a lawsuit that their own congressional research service could not identify any merit for,” Mr. Schultz said.

Mr. Boehner has been talking about suing the president since the summer, and in July, House Republicans passed a resolution authorizing the House to legally challenge Mr. Obama over the use of his executive authority to change parts of the health care law.

House Republicans struggled to find a law firm willing to take their case. Two withdrew, but on Tuesday, Mr. Boehner hired Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University.

Source:  NYTimes

Former Washington D.C Mayor, Marion Barry Dead At 78

Marion Barry

 

Former Washington D.C. Marion Barry who became nationally famous after an epic cocaine bust that did not derail his career died Sunday morning at 78.

Barry served 4 terms as Mayor, but his defining moment for most people is what he did in a hotel room during his tenure smoking crack with a young woman as FBI barged in the room and he screamed, “She set me up!”

Barry — who was a folk hero in D.C. — became the butt of jokes and almost a staple on shows like “SNL.”But after serving time for drug possession, he became mayor once again.

He served 4 times in all.Barry became an paradigm of politicians would could do wrong yet still remain popular with the electorate.Cause of death has not been disclosed.

 

Source:  TMZ

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