Visually-impaired New Yorker Rod Clemons wasn’t letting a rainy Monday get him down — but he needed a little help crossing a busy midtown street that had temporarily become a crime scene.
Clemons was trying to navigate the teeming corner of 49th Street and Ninth Avenue (in Manhattan) in pelting rain, as police, curious gawkers, TV cameras and construction workers converged around the site of an early-morning shooting.
Officer Joe Pecora spotted Clemons as he gingerly approached the fast-moving cars. The cop sprang into action and carefully offered his arm to Clemons. …Pecora stayed with Clemons and helped him find a working ATM and a drug store before saying goodbye.
Start watching at 4:30 to see this guy get his ass handed to him by Tammy Duckworth. He’s using his status as a “disabled veteran” (AKA he twisted his ankle playing soccer in military prep school - SERIOUSLY) to get lucrative government contracts. Rep. Duckworth, whose legs were blown off in a helicopter crash, has some thoughts about that.
The man here getting this well-deserved public shaming is Braulio Castillo, CEO of a company called Strong Castle and who, according to CBS News, is “an IRS contractor who used a military prep school injury from 27 years ago to qualify for disabled veteran status.” Castillo is accused of “misrepresenting his injury to game the VA system and obtain preferential treatment for his company’s bidding on IRS contracts.” Fuck this guy and his ilk right in the fucking ear.
Of all bony fish, the oarfish, Regalecus glesne, is the longest. It is suggested that oarfish can reach up to 15 meters (49 feet) in length but actual recorded lengths put them at still impressive 8 meters (26 feet). Oarfish will often was ashore or caught by fishermen. Yet, much like the giant squid, observations of oarfish alive in the wild are rare and video of them alive in the wild are even rarer. Until now.