What do critics of the Smiley Face Murder Theory think is happening instead? Not a gang of killers, but a pattern of college-age white males at high risk for binge-drinking, risky behavior, and accidental drowning. According to a 2015 report by the Center for Disease Control, the two leading causes of death for white males under the age of 44 are accidents and suicide, respectively. A fact sheet by the CDC shows that men ages 18-34 are most likely to binge-drink, that binge-drinking is twice as common among men as it is among women, and that its risks include unintentional injuries. “The cases align with larger patterns we see datawise across the U.S., and not just in college towns,” Arntfield says. A report released in 2010 by police in La Crosse, Wisconsin — considered by some to be a hub of Smiley Face Killers — supported this explanation, noting that between the fall of 2006 and February 2010, police and foot patrol in La Crosse stopped at least 65 … [Read more...] about Why Three Investigators Blame a Rash of Drowning Deaths on a Gang of Killers
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As the songs started coming together for Hot Shot, all these future hits, did you still hear from people that they couldn’t get radio play or be popular?How Stella Got Her Groove Back. They told me Janet Jackson was going to be on it, and I was ecstatic. I was like, “Jesus Christ, I’m a little reggae guy on a record with Janet Jackson!” And obviously she wouldn’t be in the video and didn’t want to go out there and promote the record. That was a blow, but I went out and promoted it myself. I hit every single radio station across the U.S. and we got it to the top of the charts, which sparked another bidding war. That’s how I ended up on Universal. … [Read more...] about Shaggy on Revisiting ‘Hot Shot’ and Singing With the Little Mermaid
Western Michigan is heavily Republican, though Grand Rapids, ironically, has been a Democratic stronghold since the Clinton era, notes Dillon, the chair of the Michigan Democratic Party. But the center of power in Grand Rapids is not, fundamentally, in its politics but in the relationships forged between the wealthy benefactors and those they support. “ ’Ideology doesn’t matter at the local level’ is something folks say around here,” says Tami VandenBerg, a human-rights activist who runs a nonprofit that secures housing for the homeless. VandenBerg decided a few years ago to not seek support from the DeVoses or other families whose politics she disagrees with, but many others haven’t been able to make that leap. “I talk to directors of nonprofits all the time who worry if they get involved with certain topics or candidates they won’t receive the funding they need to run their projects,” she says. “If you want to run for … [Read more...] about Betsy DeVos’ Holy War
If you're still feeling stumped about who's behind the jeweled kid maybe you should take a look at some of the hit shows that have been graced with her highness including "Pretty Little Liar," "Daytime Divas" and "The Carrie Diaries." … [Read more...] about Guess Who This Pretty Princess Turned Into!
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