Twice Convicted Murderer Is Running For A Senate Seat (REAL)
Talk about taking advantage of a loophole in our system of government. A prison inmate serving a life term for two murders is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota, and it's legal. Seems Minnesota won't allow inmates to run for state-level offices, but they can run for federal office. Inmate Leonard Richards is very aware of this loophole.
Richards, 75, was convicted of killing his half-sister in 1982, and of fatally shooting his lawyer in 1987. What's even scarier is that Richards has run before and received votes. He ran for a Democratic congressional seat in 1992 and received more than 14,500 votes. He ran again in 1994, getting more than 4,000 votes.
The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office says that despite his unspeakable acts, the courts have ruled that their agency cannot prohibit a felon or even a prisoner, from filing an affidavit of candidacy.
Source: New York Post
Vaping Co-Pilot Makes Plane Drop Thousands Of Feet (REAL)
Now we know why you don’t vape on a plane, especially if you’re in the cockpit. An Air China plane dropped 21-thousand feet suddenly on Tuesday. The co-pilot was vaping and wanted to turn off the air recycling fans so the smoke wouldn’t go into the passenger cabin. And he didn’t tell the pilot what he was up to.
Instead, the man hit the air conditioning switch starting a chain reaction that included oxygen masks dropping down, altitude warnings, and the plane dropping 21-thousand feet. So much for not disturbing the 153 passengers. The plane safely landed, with low oxygen levels, and the Civil Aviation Administration of China said Friday that "severe punishment in accordance with laws and regulations." That happened. The crew was fired by Air China.
Luckily, all the passengers are fine. It’s interesting to note that the flight attendants and passengers were not told anything at first. Some explaining had to be done when the masks dropped, though.