There’s lots of good news for your Tuesday! Watch as a deli owner takes out an armed robber with boiling hot oil, a notorious jewel thief finds redemption and becomes a cop, a singing nurse, protesters who exercise their free speech even when dealing with tin hat tyrants, plus much more!
- Protesters are taking their stance, exercising freedom of speech and calling out the traitorous usurper in the White House. They’re being roughed up by local and state tyrants and yet they keep coming back for more!
- On Monday afternoon, the owner Cos’ Corner Deli, 46 year old Harry Bains, foiled a robbery by hurling a pot of burning oil at an armed robber as the thief attempted to open the cash register, according to NJ.com.
- Brian Holbrook of Dundee, Mich., father of a 3-year-old Damon Holbrook, who accidentally shot himself in the head Sunday after finding a loaded gun in a bedroom closet belonging to a family friend that had been living at the home, took to Facebook to encourage gun safety and support the Second Amendment. Our condolences to the family. The good news is that Holbrook is thinking of others in this situation and not wanting it to be exploited at the expense of others’ freedoms.
- At one time he was considered one of the most notorious jewel thieves in the United States. He spent 11 years in some of the toughest federal prisons, but on Friday Larry Lawton was sworn in as an honorary police officer — the first time in the nation an ex-con will receive such an honor. In 2012, Lawton released his book, Gangster Redemption, that further tells of how he went from a troubled kid in the Bronx to the man and mentor he is today. He has dedicated his life to keeping kids on a lawful and successful path, touring around the country and telling them honestly what prison is really like and what they will lose if they end up behind bars.
- According to Jared Axen, his singing seems to help patients handle pain better and exhibit a host of other improvements. Patients who overheard him walking the halls singing old love songs and Broadway hits, began requesting that he sing to them. Soon, serenading the sick became part of his daily rounds, gaining him the moniker “The Singing Nurse.”
- Talk about a modern day “Good Samaritan” story! In Jerusalem, a city too often divided among religious and nationalist lines, unusual heartwarming encounters do take place from time to time. An Israeli volunteer medic, Haim Attias, who is also an Orthodox West Bank settler, was reunited Friday with the Arab, Haitham Azloni, from Jerusalem whom he saved in the Old City last week. “No one came to help me, none of the brothers, no Arabs. Only one Orthodox Jewish man came to help me,” the man’s brother recalled him saying upon his awakening. I want to meet the man that saved me.”
- The Deep Meadow Correctional Center houses 800 Virginia inmates. It is also home to 22 horses who like their handlers have often been cast aside. “It gives you the sense of accomplishing something,” said one of the eight inmate who was chosen to care for the retired race horses. “I’m excited about doing it.” Tario Holmes was an inmate who passed a long sentence with the horses at the James River Work Center. Now a free man, Holmes returns to the farm every few weeks, teaching other inmates the farrier skills he learned here.
- US Army soldier Amber Anderson surprises her little brother and cousin after returning home for Christmas. Thanks for your service and welcome home Amber.
- A Detroit paramedic didn’t let his own medical crisis get in the way of saving somebody else’s life. Joseph Hardman, a 15-year veteran paramedic with Detroit EMS, was transporting a patient suffering a heart attack to the hospital last Friday. He was performing CPR when he began to experience the symptoms of a heart attack himself, according to WXYZ-TV.
One North Carolina man’s storybook marriage proposal has a very happy ending. Redditor Paul Phillips popped the question to his girlfriend on Saturday using a children’s book he wrote about their relationship, which he later had illustrated, printed and put on the shelf of the Southern Pines Public Library. In the story (see the full text here), he is represented by a gorilla (“I’m clumsy and big like a gorilla, always using brute force to solve problems.”) and his girlfriend, Erika Ramos, by a giraffe — one of her favorite animals. “I had her stumble across it at the library and read it to me,” Phillips wrote on Redditon Monday. “When she got to the right page, I got on my knee and asked if she would marry me.” Congratulations! Here’s a couple of the photos of the proposal:
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Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children. For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap. Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them. Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents. For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. For the LORD heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners. Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein. For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
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