Monday October 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘Social’ Category

Students love Trump’s tax plan…when told it’s Bernie’s

President Donald Trump’s proposal for comprehensive tax reform was immediately dismissed as heartless and impractical by his political opponents. When the same ideas are packaged under Bernie Sanders’ name, however, liberal college students excitedly endorsed them.  More…

Sonoma County officials opted not to send mass alert on deadly fire

As fires burned across the North Bay late Sunday, Sonoma County considered sending a mass alert to cell phones in the region to warn of the rapidly spreading flames. But county officials decided against it, worried that doing so might create widespread panic and hinder the ability of first responders to combat the blazes. As of Wednesday evening, 13 people were confirmed dead in the Sonoma County fires, and officials expected the total to rise.  More…

Warriors blast ‘terrible’ Sports Illustrated cover on unity

Warriors star Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr are part of SI’s attempt to show how sports have united in the wake of a national divide about many social and political issues, but specifically in recent days about President Donald Trump’s clash with professional leagues.  More…

Customers Angry After National Anthem Silenced At Buffalo Wild Wings

The National Anthem is the focus of controversy again, this time at a bar in Riverside County. Customers at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale say an employee refused to let them hear the anthem before an NFL game Monday night – which happened to be the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  More…

ESPN took political correctness to a ridiculous new low

ESPN became a laughingstock Wednesday for pulling veteran announcer Robert Lee off a University of Virginia football game because his name is too close to Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general dead for nearly 150 years. In trying to offend no one, they’ve offended just about everyone.  More…

YouTube Daredevil Pleads Guilty in Death-Defying Jumps Off Orange County Buildings, Cliffs

A 28-year-old man known as the masked thrill-seeker “8booth,” notorious for videos of his death-defying leaps off buildings and cliffs in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach, was sentenced Friday to probation, community service and a day in Orange County Jail after pleading guilty to four misdemeanors.  More…

Boutique fat-shames woman after bad review

A woman who gave a clothing store in Florida a bad review on Facebook says the boutique publicly fat-shamed her and sent her harassing text messages in retaliation. Amanda Gifford claims her nightmare experience with Kelly Brett Boutique began when the Tallahassee store refused to exchange or refund a dress that was too small. From there, Gifford said that the situation “spiraled way out of control.”  More…

Hackers can ruin your life with just two numbers

Cybercriminals are using a simple trick to steal people’s mobile phone numbers, move them to a different carrier and use the stolen number to gain access to the victim’s other personal information, including their bank accounts. In most instances, fraudsters simply need an account number for your mobile provider and your date of birth.  More…

We should thank millennials for ruining these terrible products

According to Business Insider, millennials are “Killing Chains Like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee’s.” This isn’t the first thing that we’ve killed by stubbornly refusing to spend money on it. Last year millennials got accused of wiping out everything from mass-market beers like Budweiser and Coors to the diamond industry to bar soap.  More…

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast. Yet "The Terminator" star insists that should not stop him being an environmental evangelist.  More…

College melts down over plan for white people-free day on campus

After protesters at a Washington state college called for a day without white people, a biology professor says he no longer feels safe on campus — and student activists complain they’re being vilified by conservative media.  More…

Columnist who defended NRA quits after being suspended

A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Eating cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller

Eating breakfast cereal from a square bowl will make you feel fuller than eating the same amount from a round one, new research has found. A similar effect was noted among those eating standing up against those who ate sitting down. Eating cereal from a square bowl increased the brain’s perception of nutrition, and left the brain feeling more nourished as a result.  More…

YouTubers who made kids cry with extreme prank lose custody

The dad and stepmom under fire for a viral YouTube video pranking their kids lost custody of two of them to their biological mother. Emergency custody was granted Friday after the Maryland couple, Mike and Heather Martin, shared a video last month of an alarming stunt that made their 9-year-old son Cody burst into tears.  More…