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New York Man Turns Line Sitting into a Prosperous Business

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They say good things come to those who wait. But here’s the loophole: what if you could pay someone to do the waiting for you? Same Ol Line Dudes (SOLD Inc.) is a new service in New York that helps people get in line for the latest, hottest and trendiest new products. At $25 for the first hour and $10 for every half hour after that, I think it’s pretty legit. If I could avoid waiting in line and still get to buy the new iPhone or enjoy a cronut, I’d definitely be willing to pay for it.

The idea for the business came to Robert Samuel after he made $325 selling two spots in a line for the iPhone 5 launch last year. That’s when he realized that he could cash in on people’s fear of missing out on new things. “It’s a phenomenon,” he said. “I did an interview with German Public Radio a while ago and I explained FOMO: fear of missing out. Especially in New York, you have friends and you’re hanging out and it’s like, ‘Did you see that new exhibit at MoMA? Do you know what a cronut is?’ People want these things like it’s the end of the world. When I show up to their offices with a sleeping bag in one hand and the cronuts in another, they know they’re getting their money’s worth.”

There have been services like this in the past, but they weren’t exactly ethical. Like these guys who would buy cronuts in bulk and sell them on Craigslist at a higher price. But Robert makes sure he plays by the rules. He has a few super-rich clients. When one of them wants cronuts for his out-of-town guests, Robert gets to the bakery hours ahead of time. He’s always properly equipped – a portable charger, two iPhones, an iPad mini and handwarmers are always at his disposal. A lawn chair, the MetroCast and HBO Go make sure that waiting in line is never a boring experience.

Sometimes he has to wait longer, like at the launch of Isabel Marant for H&M, for a group of teenage girls who wanted to be ahead of their friends. He’d taken a sleeping bag and a tent with him then. But his longest wait yet was the launch of the iPhone 5 – 19 hours. He had just lost his job at AT&T at the time, so he had to think of innovative ways to generate an income. Line sitting turned out to be his best bet.

“I live a few blocks from the Apple Store on 14th Street, so I said, ‘Let me wait in line for somebody else and make them happy.’” A man gave him $100 for the job, and later cancelled the request (but Robert got to keep the money). So Robert sold the same spot to another guy for $100. He asked a few friends to come in and take some spots and when they got tired and left, he sold those spots too. Then, he got out a few milk crates from his house and sold them at $5 apiece to people who had been standing for hours and were desperate to sit down.

Robert hasn’t looked back since then. His innovative idea has now become a full-fledged business model. He has seven people working for him as professional ‘waiters’. 15 more have expressed interest in the job. He doesn’t guarantee that he will be the first person in line each time. “I’ll get you a prime spot, and I’ll let the customer determine how much time they think is necessary,” he said. “If you tell me to get there at 5am and the doors open at 8am, you know it’s going to be big, and if I’m there three hours ahead you know for sure I’m going to be one of the first. You’re getting three hours of sleep and you just arrive and take your rightful place: rain, snow, sleet, or whatever.”

When asked if the other people get mad when the switch happens, he said: “That’s been one of my biggest fears. What I tell my waiters is that a spot in line is a perfect opportunity for you to tell people what you’re doing there. ‘I’m a professional line waiter, here’s a business card. I can wait for you for your next sample sale or your next sneaker release.’” Robert is also very particular about the number of people who will show up to take the spot. “If you want to come with a girlfriend, that’s fine, just tell me how many people are coming. If it’s four, then we’ll reserve four waiters.”

If you’re wondering what the line sitters do when they need to go to the bathroom, fear not, they don’t lose their place. “There’s a loyalty between people standing in line,” said Robert. “In my experience of doing this, which is a little over a year-and-a-half, it’s never been a problem. No one’s going to say, ‘You move your feet you lose your space.’ I just say, ‘I’m going to the bathroom,’ and find the nearest Starbucks and offer to get them a coffee or something.”

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Shocking! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

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Shocking!!! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

A Twitter user @mskhaddie has shared that she saw a 6 months old baby who was reportedly raped by 3 guys while she was in the hospital with her colleague who took her son to the hospital.

See her narration below:

My colleague took her son to the hospital yesterday, while she was waiting to see the doctor, a 6months old baby was rushed to the hospital. 3guys raped her.
So many evil people in this world.

She will take her son to the hospital tomorrow for another checkup…I will ask her for an update.

Parents don’t leave your children with anybody, don’t trust anybody with your children. Not uncles or aunties and certainly not your neighbours.

Her tweet below:

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Nigerian Parents Arrested After Teen Son Dies During Religious Fast

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A Nigerian couple have been arrested in the US after their 15-year-old son reportedly died during a 40-day religious fast.

Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, were on Tuesday charged with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm.

The father was said to have walked to the Reedburg police station on Sunday, to report his son had died on Friday, Chief Timothy Becker said.

Investigators who went to the Omosebi home reportedly had to force their way in, as the doors was padlocked on the inside. No food was discovered in the home. They found the “extremely emaciated and deceased” teenager, and also found a gaunt 11-year-old child, along with his mother, Titilayo, who was also undernourished, according to the report.

The father, Kehinde, told authorities that the family began fasting on July 19, and that he was a “religious minister affiliated with Cornerstone Reformation Ministries,” which is believed by police to have been made up.

The mother and 11-year-old were transported to a hospital. The mother reportedly refused medical treatment due to religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.

The child remains in protective custody at Children’s Hospital in Madison, while, according to Becker, the parents are eating while in jail.

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This Illuminati Conspiracy Theory Of Celebrities With Black Eyes Will Shock You..

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A bizarre conspiracy theory has emerged suggesting that celebrities seen sporting a black left eye are part of the Illuminati. Former US President George W. Bush, along with the Pope, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew, have all also been photographed with black eyes.

According to some conspiracy theorists, the black left eye is part of a cult or ‘Illuminati’ high-level initiation ritual during which the pledger is said to be forced to ‘eat pain’ in a quest to become more powerful.

Author and internet radio show host Sherry Shriner –  who wrote the book Interview With The Devil, in which she claimed to converse with Lucifer – has spoken of the link between these black eyes and ‘soul scalping’.

According to Shriner, government leaders, people on TV with their own shows and hundreds of popular entertainers have sold their souls to Satan.

‘You cannot be on TV now, without signing on the dotted line. The bizarre recurrence of facial bruises on Illuminati politicians and entertainers has resulted in speculation that their souls have been replaced in a satanic ritual called “soul scalping”,’ she said.

Shriner, who died earlier this year, believed all the powerful people in the world have been soul scalped.

She said that this can one done in a number of ritualistic ways, all of which result in a ‘possession’, whereby the human soul is removed and the body taken over by the demonic entity.

In conspiracy circles, this process is also known as a ‘walk-in’. Some people believe the blackened eye is a result of soul scalping.

Meanwhile, celebrities have come up with various explanations for how they got their black eyes over the years.

The Pope was said to have hit his eye when riding through the streets of Cartagena, Columbia in the ‘Pope-mobile’ last year.

Several news reports stated that he had made a joke about the injury, saying that he’d been punched.

Conspiracy theorists have pointed out that even members of the royal family have been spotted with black eyes over the years.

Some researchers suggest a link between the bearers of black eyes to the worship of the Egyptian sun god Horus, whose left eye was black and represented the moon and whose right eye was white and represented the sun.

Culled from Daily Mail

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