Just days after Jack Osbourne reported his dad was “doing much better” after being hospitalized for flu complications, Ozzy Osbourne has been rushed to intensive care over concerns that he’s developed pneumonia.
“Poor old Ozzy hasn’t had the best of times,” an insider tells The Sun . “He’s been really struggling with flu which turned into bronchitis. Doctors feared he could contract pneumonia which, in a person over 70, can be fatal.”
The development marks Osbourne’s latest setback in his increasingly failing health. Prior to his hospitalization for the flu, he was treated for a staph infection and underwent surgery on his hand. In January, Osbourne ruptured a blood vessel in his eye from coughing too hard.
“Ozzy’s a fighter and is getting better by the day,” the source says. “The worst is over, he’s smiling again, and he can’t wait to get up on stage.”
Should Ozzy get up on stage again? By continuing to perform when they’ve gotten old, do rock stars change the way people remember them?
The woman who posted a photo of herself giving the middle finger to President Donald Trump’s motorcade to social media has been fired from her job, The Huffington Post reports.
As Trump returned from the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., Sunday, Oct. 29, a woman later self-identified as Julie Briskman, made the rude gesture to the president’s motorcade twice as she was cycling on the same road.
According to the pool reporter on duty that day, “POTUS’s motorcade departed the Trump National Golf Club at 3.12pm, passing two pedestrians, one of whom gave a thumbs-down sign. Then it overtook a female cyclist, wearing a white top and cycling helmet, who responded by giving the middle finger.
“The motorcade had to slow and the cyclist caught up, still offering the finger, before turning off in a different direction. Motorcade is now gathering speed and heading for DC.”
At the time, Briskman was working for Akima LLC, a Virginia-based company that holds several government contracts, doing marketing and communications work. As the photo went viral with users calling her a “heroine,” Briskman’s bosses called her into a meeting Tuesday and gave her the bad news.
“They said, ‘We’re separating from you,’” Briskman told The Huffington Post in an interview, describing the firing. “Basically, you cannot have ‘lewd’ or ‘obscene’ things in your social media. So they were calling flipping him off ‘obscene.’”
Thanksgiving is a holiday associated with family, good food, and gratefulness. But for the Debbs household, the festivities turned into a nightmare when Oakley Debbs, aged 11, made a decision that took his life.
The Deebs family decided to order in a Thanksgiving dinner basket for themselves to eat.
This was so they wouldn’t need to spend as much time on meal prep and could go up to Maine for their vacation with less hassle.
The food basket was full of delicious treats, the most interesting of which was a large pound cake meant for dessert.
No one paid much attention to it, as the turkey was being prepared and was much more exciting at the moment. But Oakley, curious, decided to give it a try.
Oakley has a mild allergy to tree nuts and peanuts as well as asthma, so when he took a piece of pound cake, he carefully perused it. It didn’t seem to have any nuts, so he ate it.
But in a few minutes, he felt a sensation he recognized immediately: an allergic reaction.
Oakley told his mom, named Merrill, about what he’d done. They checked the list of ingredients and saw that walnuts were used.
Merrill gave Oakley a Benadryl, and his symptoms immediately disappeared, along with the one hive on his face.
Then, just before bed, Oakley went into Merrill’s room and told her he felt sick again. All of a sudden, he began to experience severe anaphylactic symptoms. He started to throw up and have trouble breathing.
Merrill called 911, and an ambulance arrived in 10 minutes. By that time, Oakley’s face was blue.
His anaphylaxis worsened. First responders quickly gave him two shots in a row of epinephrine, and Oakley was rushed to the hospital.
But sadly, they were not able to save him. After four days spent fighting desperately to stay alive, Oakley passed away in the hospital.
Merrill regrets her decision to use a Benadryl instead of the EpiPen they have at home. Her decision was made based on the supposed mildness of Oakley’s allergic reaction to the cake.
However, since her son has passed away, she dug a little deeper and did some research that shows that EpiPens are better used sooner than later.
As of now, medical experts have yet to discover what causes delayed allergic reactions such as Oakley’s – but this is the reason using an EpiPen sooner rather than later is so crucial.
The Debbs family, however, has been adamant in ensuring that everyone in the family does not take the blame for Oakley’s passing.
Instead, the family penned a touching statement penned in the form of an open letter from Oakley, as though he was writing from heaven.
The note thanked his family for trying their best to help him, and encouraged his family to love, be happy and at peace, and to love life.
Since then, Merrill has founded Red Sneakers, an organization dedicated to the education of others regarding food allergies and their dangers.
This is quite a controversial topic. A judge recently struck down a case regarding the religious wording on U.S. currency. The plaintiff argued that the phrase “In God We Trust,” that is seen on American dollars, is a breach of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and places a burden on a person’s right to exercise religious freedom.
Do you support keeping “In God We Trust” on all American currency? Yes or no?
A woman goes into Cabela’s to buy a rod and reel for her grandson’s birthday. She doesn’t know which one to get, so she just grabs one and goes over to the counter.
The clerk was standing behind the counter wearing dark glasses. She says to him, “Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me anything about this Rod and reel?” He says, “Ma’am, I’m completely blind; but if you’ll drop it on the counter, I can tell you everything from the sound it makes.”
She doesn’t believe him but drops it on the counter anyway…… He says, “That’s a six-foot Shakespeare graphite rod with a Zebco 404 reel and 10-LB. test line. It’s a good all-around combination, and it’s on sale this week for only $20.00.”
She says, “It’s amazing that you can tell all that just by the sound of it dropping on the counter. I’ll take it!”
As she opens her purse, her credit card drops on the floor. “Oh, that sounds like a Master Card,” he says.She bends down to pick it up and accidentally farts. At first she is really embarrassed, but then realizes……there is no way the blind clerk could tell it was her who tooted. Being blind, he wouldn’t know that she was the only person around?
The man rings up the sale and says, “That’ll be $34.50 please.”
The woman is totally confused by this and asks, “Didn’t you tell me the rod and reel were on sale for $20.00? How did you get $34.50?”
He replies, “Yes, ma’am. The rod and reel is $20.00, but the Duck Call is $11.00, and the Catfish Bait is $3.50.”
While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old farmer, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders.
The old farmer said, “Well, as I see it, most politicians are ‘Post Turtles’.”
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a ‘post turtle’ was.
The old farmer said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”
The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain. “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of fool put him up there to begin with.”
A 13-year-old schoolgirl who hanged herself had told teachers about pot-washing punishments at home, an inquest has heard. ‘Alarm bells’ were ringing at Amber Peat’s school just months before she was found hanged in a hedgerow, the hearing was told.
Amber Peat ran away from her home in Nottingham, when she was ordered to clean out a cool box after returning from a family holiday to Cornwall. The inquest at Nottingham Coroner’s Court has previously been told Amber’s mother and stepfather didn’t report her missing for almost eight hours, and heard claims from teachers that she ‘didn’t get as much attention at home as would be considered normal’.
This boy had been harassing her for a while, calling her names and bugging her all day. She finally had enough and decided to take actions, using MMA like moves she completely dominated him. He stopped bullying her, but this is the crazy part, the school suspended her for fighting… At least that boy won’t bug her anymore…. Do you think she did the right thing?