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I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie. I write a lot about writing, TV, movies, jokes, and my daily life and opinions. I have another blog promoting my TV project at

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Innocent man released/ Indian Bride walks out of wedding

Mar. 27 Innocent man released: I found this on Yahoo:

An Ohio man freed last year after spending 39 years in jail for a murder he did not commit will receive more than $1 million from the state for his wrongful imprisonment, court records show.
An Ohio Court of Claims judge on Thursday ordered that just over $1 million be paid to Ricky Jackson, the longest-held U.S. prisoner to be cleared of a crime.
"Wow, I didn't know that," Jackson told the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which said he learnt of the payment from a journalist.
"Wow, wow, wow, that's fantastic, man. I don't even know what to say. This is going to mean so much," he said.
Jackson was convicted along with Wiley Bridgeman and Bridgeman's brother, Kwame Ajamu, for the 1975 murder of Harold Franks, a money order salesman in the Cleveland area, after a 12-year-old boy testified he saw the attack, court papers show.
The boy, Eddie Vernon, recanted his testimony years later, and told authorities he had never actually witnessed the crime. There was no other evidence linking Jackson to the killing.
Other witnesses confirmed the then-teenaged Jackson was on a school bus at the time of the killing. He had originally been sentenced to death but escaped because of a paperwork error.
My opinion: That’s good news he was released.
Trans teen Clean and Clear model:  I found this on Yahoo news:
Today in progressive humanity news, skincare company Clean & Clear has named transgender teenage advocate Jazz Jennings as the face of their new ad campaign “See the Real Me.” Not only does it endorse skincare products, but like many progressive companies, it contains a social message as well. The part ad part call-to-action campaign is social media driven and asks people to send in personal stories using the hashtag #SeeTheRealMe to promote natural beauty.
Jennings was assigned male at birth, but showed signs of gender dysphoria as early as the age of two. She’s said that she knew she was a girl for as long as she could process what that meant and her family allowed Jennings to begin transitioning at six. This latest appointment is just another addition to a resume that’s already quite impressive for a 14-year-old. She’s already published a book for trans children and their parents, was named one of Time magazine’s 25 most influential teens of 2014, and just landed a TLC docuseries called All That Jazz.
My opinion: I found it inspirational that a trans teen is a face for a big company.
Air Canada complaints: I found this on Yahoo, but here’s some excerpts from a CBC article:
After years of bringing complaints against the airlines before the Canadian Transportation Agency, Gabor Lukacs is challenging the operations of the agency itself.
The Halifax man has launched a constitutional challenge against the regulator, claiming its failure to disclose evidence received while reviewing passenger complaints is a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms' open court principle.
His court appearance on Tuesday is one of two he will make this week. In preparation, the self-represented mathematician spends hours with friends quizzing him and trying to dismantle the argument he will make in a courtroom before professionals with law degrees.
While he's happy to hold airlines accountable for now, Lukacs said he would love to step back a bit and give more time to math.
"Air passenger rights is important but ... the laws can be changed at a whim. When you prove a theorem in mathematics, it remains true forever unless your proof is wrong."
A Yahoo omment:   
Lyn Frances: I was at Pearson International in Toronto waiting for my flight to Japan. While inside the terminal at the windows overlooking the planes arriving and leaving I watched a luggage cart arrive to upload passengers luggage. They stopped about 3 meters away from the plane's luggage compartment and began grabbing the luggage and heaving it into the plane. I was stunned. I now knew why my luggage looked the way it did. I made a point to mention my displeasure to staff at an Air Canada counter and was left with a much disappointed view of the airline.
My opinion: Well if he wants to make a complaint about it, then he can if he wants to.  I’m sure a lot of people make a complaint on the internet and to the company and it ends there.
Meth lab found in Wal-mart: I found this on Yahoo news and here’s an excerpt from the Associated Press:
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.
State police say a Wal-Mart employee alerted police after seeing a man he described as suspicious enter the restroom about 11:30 p.m. Thursday with a backpack and leave without it. The Star Press reports ( ) that members of a state police meth suppression team removed the dangerous chemicals.
My opinion: Wow, that’s crazy.  But nobody was hurt.
Indian Bride walks out of wedding: I found this on Yahoo:
An Indian bride walked out of her wedding ceremony after the groom failed to solve a simple math problem, police said Friday.
The bride tested the groom on his math skills and when he got the sum wrong, she walked out.
The question she asked: How much is 15 plus six?
His reply: 17.
The incident took place late Wednesday in Rasoolabad village near the industrial town of Kanpur in northern Uttar Pradesh state, local police officer Rakesh Kumar said Friday.
The groom’s family tried persuading the bride to return, but she refused. She said the groom had misled them about his education.
“The groom’s family kept us in the dark about his poor education,” said Mohar Singh, the bride’s father. “Even a first grader can answer this.”
Local police mediated between the families and both sides returned all the gifts and jewelry that had been exchanged before the wedding, Kumar said.
Last month, another bride in Uttar Pradesh married a wedding guest after the original groom had a seizure and collapsed at the wedding venue.
The groom’s family had not revealed that the groom was epileptic. While the groom was rushed to a hospital in Rampur town, the bride asked one of the wedding guests to step in and married him.
Most marriages in India are arranged by the families of the bride and groom. Except for brief meetings, the couple rarely gets to know each other before the nuptials.
My opinion: I thought it was kind of funny.  So he got one answer wrong to a math question.  Well, maybe they weren’t really that good of a match anyway.



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