What happens when you travel to another country, falsely accuse its citizens of armed robbery, and then lie about it publicly on every media outlet possible? If you’re Ryan Lochte, your deep-pocketed sponsors rip up the checks and stop paying you.
And if you’re Lochte, that ends up taking one day to lose about $1 million bucks. So sad that he let it come to this, and what’s crazier is that stories are out that his fabrications started with his lying to his mom about the incident. When you read this article, courtesy of http://cbsprt.co/2bxC3iE, Australian journalists who happened to be on the same shuttle leaving the competition in Rio helped Lochte’s mom onboard. Although they didn’t know it was Lochte’s mom initially, she mentioned to them that her ‘athelte’ son with blonde, blue, green hair had been robbed at gunpoint, to which the journos asked to confirm if her son was Lochte.
Her answer was yes, and the #LochMess started with a ‘breaking news’ tweet from those same Australian journos.
Point of the story: lying to your mom could cost you one MILLION dollars!
Randomness for your Monday, courtesy of http://bit.ly/2bKigcZ…
Did you see the latest craziness coming from KFC? How badly are they trying to get us to buy their chicken, and WHY would anybody want to smell like fried chicken all over their body?
But you may want to consider going ahead and slathering this all over your body, because at least it serves as sunblock. But before you do, consider that according to the article, the smell is less fried chicken and more like a baby’s diaper or even urine.
Mmmmmmm, gonna order mine now!
This one hit me hard and made me thankful for all God has done for me. He gave me Jesus, and he gave all of us Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Have a great rest of your day!
Normally it’s just one for the day, but I guess I’m in the need for a little more peace from up above. So I found another one that really hit me and brought me some extra joy…
“Jesus, will Himself complete and make you what you ought to be, establish and ground you securely, and strengthen, and settle you.”
1 Peter 5:10 AMP
Have a very wonderful day,
Scripture of the Day
Coming from second Chronicles, I loved today’s verse because it called me to be aware of the blessings around me, and that prayer is one of those blessings. Prayer can be simple and direct and it has more of an impact this way.
“Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”
2 Chronicles 7:15
What a strange headline to read today coming from an already turbulent part of the world. As crime issues continue in Rio de Janeiro with the Summer Olympic Games nearing, signs around the densely-populated city speak of unsafe conditions for visitors at a time when Rio is hanging on to hope of being a great host city.
And now the new story coming out of Brazil is that wife of Bernie Ecclestone, F1 supremo and head of Formula One Management, has been informed her mom’s been kidnapped and held for ransom. What’s going on down there in Brazil, anyway? Supposedly Fabiana Flosi’s mother, Aparecida Schunk, was kidnapped this past Friday and a $36.5 million dollar ransom is demanded from her captors.
OK, so $36.5 million in ransom? What’s the extra half million dollars in ransom for anyway? And what’s really going to happen to Schunck ahead of the Olympic Games? This must be a super-tense time in Brazil and surely international security forces are converging on this city to make preparations for the arrival of the world’s athletes to the world’s biggest competition stage. Could this be to Ms. Schunck’s advantage and hasten the capture of her captor(s)?
Also, Bernie Ecclestone, a man filled with brazen quotes about motor racing, a “woman’s place” in motorsport, and generally a headline-inventing machine of a human being, has not yet commented publicly.
Here’s hoping that the next time we hear from him he has good news to tell.
This is just an absolutely insane and scary video of just how deadly lightning can be. Take a look at this video out of Chicago and think about your parents always telling you to never hide under a tree in a storm.
Yeah, that’s really good advice right about now…