Grand Theft Auto Breaks Another Record – GTAV has been breaking sales records left and right. It first broke records with its $800 million in day one sales and 3 days after it’s release the video game reached the $1 billion mark. It is the only entertainment property in history to reach that milestone in such a short period of time. A spokesperson for the game’s parent company said, “Grand Theft Auto is a cultural phenomenon and Rockstar Games continues to redefine what can be achieved in interactive entertainment. We are incredibly proud of the extraordinary critical and commercial response to Grand Theft Auto V.” The closest competitor was Call of Duty: Black Ops but that game took 15 days to reach the $1 billion mark. Sales are expected to continue to grow when the online features are launched onOctober 1st.
2 Year Old Gets Weight Loss Surgery – Weight loss surgery is not a new phenomenon but weight loss surgery on toddlers is. A morbidly obese 2 year old- who weighed in at 73 pounds- recently underwent surgery to combat his unhealthy weight. Within two months of surgery he had lost 15% of his body weight and weighed 53 pounds. The little boy lives in Saudi Arabia and was suffering from sleep apnea that caused him to stop breathing while he was asleep. Two other diet attempts were tried before they choose to operate. (Only 2, Common!) Doctors removed a large portion of his stomach in order to restrict his food intake. The parents of the toddler are understandably being criticized in this case for allowing the situation to get so out of hand in the first place. It is believed that if the boy hadn’t had the surgery he would have developed even more severe health problems and might not have lived much longer.
South Jerseys Medical Marijuana Site To Open – A warehouse just outside Atlantic City will serve as the newest medical marijuana site in South Jersey. Inside the building more than 1500 plants are being grown and harvested by scientists as Jersey health officials watch on. The site will be called the Compassionate Care Foundation aka the CCF and is expected to open in about 2 weeks onOctober 15th. Walk-ins will not be allowed. Product will sell for about $400 an ounce and insurance is not accepted. CCF is NJ’s first growing plant to open after medical marijuana was legalized in Jersey about 4 years ago. It will also be a dispensary. There is only 1 more dispensary is Montclair, NJ.
Hilary Clinton’s Possible Presidency – Hilary Clinton has spoken out about her status as a potential 2016 presidential candidate. When asked if she thinks about running she said, “I do, but I’m both pragmatic and realistic. I think I have a pretty good idea of the political and governmental challenges that are facing our leaders, and I’ll do whatever I can from whatever position I find myself in to advocate for the values and the policies I think are right for the country.” She says that she will continue to look at the factors that will affect her candidacy and that the decision is not one to be taken lightly. An CNN International survey says 65% of Democrats and Independent who lean on the Democratic side said they would likely back Hilary as the presidential candidate.
Underground Railroad Reenactments Enrages Parents – During an environmental field trip last year for a Connecticut school, students were forced to participate in a reenactment of the Underground Railroad that has left parents livid. Black students were called the n-word and forced to pretend to pick cotton and avoid eye contact with the white masters. The parents call the experience “traumatizing” partly because it was so realistic that some of the students didn’t know if their instructors were joking or not. A spokesperson for the field trip said, “we are not in the business of creating harm, physically or emotionally but the legitimacy of the activity needs to be judged by individual participants at all grade levels.” What??? That sounds like a half ass explanation. They don’t need to judge the activity “By individual participants at all grade level.” Whatever that means. They need to say I’m sorry.