Show Notes for Thursday December 6, 2018

Show Notes for Thursday December 6, 2018


Dear John,

My husband and I are not on the same page on this one. I'd like some input from you if possible. Last year on Christmas morning, my six year old (now seven) threw a tantrum because he didn't get the game he asked for. This tantrum went on for hours and it was quite embarrassing to my husband since his parents were at our home for this. His dad has “Old School” techniques that he suggested. My husband declined and said he would parent his own way. This year we've worked with our son on his temper and his tantrums, but I'm afraid of what will happen Christmas morning this year, as once again he is asking for games that we don't want him to play. We've had the discussion so I think he knows he's not getting them, but my husband and I do not agree how to respond if he does throw a fit again. My in-laws will be with us again. My husband said he would spank our son if he acts that way again. I don't want to go down that road because I was abused as a child and I think it's the wrong way to handle it. What are your thoughts? Any ideas on how we can avoid a problem here? Sorry this is not a fun and easy letter, but I could sure use some help!

Signed – WorriedMomma

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Thursday December 6, 2018

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OJ Simpson’s former manager is making a documentary that claims the football legend had help when he murdered his wife.

Amanda Bynes told Paper Magazine she quit acting because she didn’t like the way she looked in the movie “Easy A” and also because she was addicted to Adderall. Bynes then enrolled in The Fashion Institute of Technology. (

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Marriott says that hackers stole the personal records of 500 Million Starwood Hotel customers.

A study by the Icahn School of Medicine found that parents who smoke marijuana off wittingly expose their kids to second hand smoke. (

A study by the University of North Carolina found that just 12% of American adults are metabolically healthy.

The brother of the President of Honduras was arrested in Miami for using a speedboat to smuggle cocaine.

A hammer wielding man was arrested for attacking a worker at a Queens massage parlor after she refused to perform sexual favors. Fortunately, she’s okay.

Software developers in Malaysia are working on a dating app that will allow you to send smells to other people.

Wal Mart is rolling out 360 robot janitors that will begin sweeping floors in January. (

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The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said that a 52-year-old Florida man used a stolen identity to pay for $40,000 worth of dental work and to buy a $10,000 puppy. Deputies said Timothy Powell told them he was recruited by thieves who encouraged him to have his teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants so he would look better for future fraudulent transactions. Powell said the personal information of an 80-year-old DeBary man with dementia was bought on the dark web. The victim's caretaker said she learned of the fraudulent purchases when the victim received two bills from a South Florida dental clinic in the mail. Investigators said Powell also used the victim's identity to spend almost $10,000 on a French bulldog puppy. They said he made large withdrawals from another victim's account at various Regions Bank locations in Volusia County. Deputies said Powell's fingerprints were discovered on paperwork at the dentist's office, and they obtained photographs of him. Investigators said they are searching for a possible second suspect who may have recruited Powell. (


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A Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill. Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has closed the Mapunapuna location and fired two employees who appeared in the Snapchat video. Richard Stula, the president of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, stated “We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity.” The company initiated a “complete sanitization” and is replacing equipment and utensils at the fast-food restaurant after the video was shared with them several days ago, Stula said in the statement. The company is contacting a licensed pest control operator to examine the restaurant for rodents. The company is also consulting with its attorneys about potential legal action against the former employees. (
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