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A Man Without Money is Garbage

December 10, 2011

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It seems as if posting videos on the Internet is all the rage.  Recently, yet another viral video broke out on the Internet.  However, this time, it wasn’t concerning ignorant individuals yapping racial abuse.  Instead, it was a woman angrily cursing at her boyfriend who is sitting next to her on a busy train.  The […]

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Tram Passenger Arrested for Racial Abuse

December 3, 2011

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Warning: Explicit and offensive material contained in video clip. Yet again, another video has gone viral.  A bystander,Kelly Hollingsworth, a passenger who was sitting directly opposite of West, filmed a British woman racially abusing a tram-load of passengers on the Croydon-Wimbledon line and posted the video on Youtube under the title “My Tram Experience.”  In addition, […]

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You See Davis and Pepper Spray in the Food Group

November 20, 2011

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The U.S. Congress and the Department of Agriculture has recently announced that pepper spray is now recognized as a member of the vegetable food group….Just kidding!  However, it would seem appropriate considering the popularity of pepper spray boomed since the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that began in New York City in September.  These generally peaceful […]

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Woah! The Pope Kissed a Muslim Leader?

November 20, 2011

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Well, not exactly. From images of death row inmates to people dying of Aids, the United Color of Benetton, a clothing store, is known for its shocking ads, which has often stirred controversy around the world.  In their latest campaign, unveiled this past Wednesday, it has offended the Vatican so much that it is taking legal action […]

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Single Sex Schools: Separate but Equal?

November 15, 2011

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When I was younger, I always wondered what it would’ve been like to attend an all girls school.  Looking back at it now, I’m sort of glad I went to a public, coed school.  From play-dates during recess to prom, some of the memorable times of my school career involve boys.  It wasn’t always like […]

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Snooki, Tans, Tax and more

October 31, 2011

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For those who were religious viewers of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (Season 4 is over…sadface), will remember when Nicole Polizzi aka “Snooki” stated, “I don’t go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10% tax on tanning…”  This truly was a “Situation” for both tanning lovers and owners of tanning salons.  The Obama administration placed a 10% tax on […]

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Good Samaritan Laws in China

October 24, 2011

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This past week my sister brought to my attention an article she had come across on CNN and when I saw the title I was instantly horrified.  The article contained a video footage of a 2-year-old girl, Wang Yue, in China being hit twice by vehicles while more than a dozen passerby did nothing to help.  […]

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