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March 05, 2018

Monday Overnight Open Thread (3/5/18 )


(It's alright, it's The ONT)


The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” G.K. Chesterton

Quote II

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” Robert Frost

Quote III

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel


Time for a chuckle, News Fails.


Do you have a vacation in Germany planned? Be careful, there are No-Go areas. Unfortunately, Germany's Chancellor won't say where.

BERLIN — German officials have been left speechless by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comment that there are “no-go areas” in the country.

The notion there are places in Germany outsiders — including police — can’t visit has previously been dismissed by officials.


Lately, it seems like the news has been full of "emotional rescue support animals What does science have to say about this?

But what does an emotional support pet actually do, and does the designation really mean anything?

Forensic psychologist Jeffrey Younggren from the University of Missouri put it bluntly to Business Insider: Scientists don't know if such pets do anything "other than make somebody happy," he said.

Younggren has spent years studying the growing trend of clients asking their therapists to sign letters certifying that they need an emotional support animal.

"The research is quite inconsistent on whether the animals really do anything at all," Younggren said.


Love him, indifferent, or hate him. Patrick J. Buchanan opines on the Parkland, FL shooting.

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.

But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart.

The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite.

Having confessed, he faces life in prison. For the next half-century, Nikolas Cruz will be fed, clothed, sheltered and medicated at the expense of Florida taxpayers, including the families of those he murdered.


A Swedish woman faces prison and the wrath of the Muslim world.

A 32-year-old woman from Gothenburg could be locked up for 2 years after making some Facebook jokes about Islam, Swedish newspaper Friatider reports.

According to police reports, the woman is charged with “talking in a negative or threatening way about a group of people” after she posted cartoons about Islam on Facebook.


The ONT Musical Interlude

March 5, 1982, Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on US TV's Saturday Night Live, played Joliet 'Jake' Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads "I may be gone, but rock n roll lives on." via

Talk about a waste of talent.


March 5, 2000, Former rap artist MC Hammer became a preacher at the Jubilee Christian Centre in San Jose. Hammer had been declared bankrupt in 1996 after squandering his $50 million (£29.4 million) fortune. via

50 Million?


Falling into the category of, "You had one job to do!" Surgeons, brain surgery, ooops wrong patient.

A neurosurgeon and medical team opened a patient's skull last month to remove a blood clot in the brain and came to a startling discovery: There wasn't one.

Kenya's Daily Nation reported that staff at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi had mixed up two patients' identification tags before the surgery.

One patient required brain surgery to remove a clot, and the other needed treatment for brain swelling. The staff had been operating for hours before they realized the mistake.

Genius Award Winner segment later in the ONT.


Do you eat out quite a bit? Do you eat at franchises? Is one of your favorite meals in this list?

Can't argue about the Cracker Barrel entry.


Once a creep, always a creep.

The Colorado State House voted overwhelmingly Friday to expel a Democrat member accused of sexually assaulting at least five women.

Fellow Democrats led the charge in a 52-9 vote in favor of the expulsion of Rep. Steve Lebsock, marking the first expulsion to occur in over 100 years, KDVR reported.


What prevents school shootings in Israel?


Mischief in progress. I bet it wouldn't be mischief if it was their home being vandalized.

Hamilton police spent most of Saturday evening on Locke Street investigating damage caused by a group of about 30 individuals, dressed in black clothing with their faces covered, who walked down the street carrying a banner that said, “We Are The Ungovernables.”

The group began setting off fireworks and smoke bombs, damaging vehicles and throwing eggs and rocks at store windows and homes in the neighbourhood.


Florida. How does a deputy sheriff lose his job? You have the right to expose your breasts.

TALLAHASSEE — A sheriff's deputy in Florida was fired Saturday after being accused of coercing a ride-along participant to show him her breasts.

Leon County sheriff’s Deputy Jarrett Broughton was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was hired by Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 4, 2016, and had no other disciplinary issues with the office.

“The Leon County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance for its employees violating the public’s trust," Sheriff Walt McNeil said in a statement. "Once we became aware of the situation, we took immediate action to investigate the allegation. We take our obligation to protect citizens seriously and any abuse of power will be met with swift consequences.”


There is a reason why it is called fishing and not catching. Tonight's Genius Award Winner.


Will this husband ever hear the end of this? (J/K) Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


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