December 27th, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Eric Sheptock
The D.C. homeless man is using social media to advocate for other homeless people. He says he got a leak fixed at one homeless shelter and stopped harassement of homeless people at another. Using computers at libraries, Sheptock communicates with nearly 1600 e-mail contacts, 5,000 Facebook friends and hundreds of Twitter followers. He has two blogs and a Facebook fanpage. Sheptock says he's now trying to use his popularity to start a movement that reduces homelessness and improves shelter conditions. Read the Washington Post's story about Sheptock. His story is not without its critics.

Oskar Schindler
A New York judge has allowed a memorabilia collector to sell what the collector is saying is the original "Schindler's list." The Telegraph reports that the list is said to contain the names of more than 1,000 Jews that Oskar Schindler saved during the Holocaust. There had been a ban on sale of the list, according to The Jerusalem Post. The paper reported that an heir to Schindler's widow previously tried to prevent selling the list.

Blizzard stranded blogger
For every stuck traveler, your voice was heard Monday through the clever tweets of one of your brethren, Jason Cochran (@bastable). Cochran was, at least as of this posting, among the hundreds of passengers stranded at JFK Airport in New York which closed due to blizzard conditions. He tweeted that he was there for more than 17 hours including four hours in a plane on the tarmac waiting to fly to London. is reporting that Cochran's tweets began at about 8 p.m. ET Sunday night.

soundoff (64 Responses)
  1. Malcolm Kram

    Please note that CNN News has been reporting a snowfall of 4.8 inches in Philadelphia, while all other media is reporting 11.8 inches in the City of Brotherly Love. The latter is correct

    December 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    @Malcolm...duly noted. A foot of snow. That's a lot more than we're getting here in Colorado. (We are looking at snow later this week though)

    December 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tomcat

    Hey Phil

    December 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    Hi tomcat! Good to see you here. Did you go on vacation or what?

    December 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |

    doesn't it snow there regular? or not that often?

    he we have big snows every now and then, but serveral light snows.

    December 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    CNN reports Schindler's list can now be sold. Oskar Schindler understood early on during the war that his fellow Nazi's would not stop until all Jews were destroyed. " thinking person could fail to see what would happen" he wrote. A war-profiteer whose conscience got the best of him, eventually. He did a marvelous deed saving all those people's lives, spending his entire fortune in this noble endeavor. Still, in light of modern events one can't help but wonder how many Jewish names would be on his list if his factory were located in modern-day Palestine.

    December 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tomcat

    @ Phil nah, just busy with the kids and grandbaby....kinda worn out...catscan Tues. The list can be sold, but not published.

    December 27, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank

    Schindlers' list? Nobody's safe anymore anyways.

    December 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank

    Maybe Schindlers' list (if it really is Schindlers' list), can be used by the Yemen "to bait" al Queda in for the kill, beings that the Jew has been targeted "to be killed" by al Queda already. The Judge in Dreamland that said it was "OK" to sell the list, would'nt be so quick, if his name was on it.

    December 27, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Big Joe


    December 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |

    couldn't that homeless guy go down to labor ready and work?

    December 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cat

      Yeah, but then who will do HIS job and more importantly who will do it for no pay?

      December 28, 2010 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    Hey Big Joe. I've noticed some of you wondering what became of dr. Bad. Remember whitekong78? He disappeared at the same time as Dr. Bad did. Neither of them have been seen here since.

    December 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Big Joe

    @phil: And your theory is?

    December 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
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