Posts by Kemberlee Kaye  (Page 88)
 

L.A. Mayor to boost fast food automation (by raising minimum wage to $13.25)

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:30pm 8/28/2014 at 4:30pm

Earlier this month, we wrote about McDonald’s and what appears to be a technological experiment that would replace cashiers:

McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Redditor, a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines.  The machines appear to be the cousins...

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No, Social Media Does Not Stifle Debate

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:40am 8/28/2014 at 8:40am

The New York Times published an article on Tuesday discussing the downside of social media and its alleged effect on silencing differing opinions in political debate.

Based entirely on a single issue study, the article concludes that social media squashes debate.

The Study

Pew Research Internet Project conducted the study which polled respondents on the Snowden-NSA issue.

The researchers...

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Is an Independent Scotland at hand?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:31pm 8/26/2014 at 4:31pm

Could Scotland once again be an independent nation? They will if the Scottish National Party has their way. Just a few years ago, Scottish independence was a long shot, now, the argument appears to be in a dead heat.

According to The Guardian:

Last October, the yes/no split was 37% to 63%, suggesting...

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What Happened to #BringBackOurGirls?

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:41pm 8/25/2014 at 4:41pm

A few months ago, social media was buzzing with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Meant to raise awareness of the tragic situation in Nigeria where over 200 young girls were kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, #BringBackOurGirls garnered international attention. The New York Times reported in May:

That was April 15 in...

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Japanese Pizza Huts run by cats?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:07pm 8/23/2014 at 8:07pm

Wrapping up Saturday night on a lighter note, we present this amazing series of ads. Food Beast found this adorable alternative universe where the local Pizza Hut is run by cats.

From Food Beast:

Part of the brand’s newest video campaign, Pizza Cat! is a completely fictional Pizza Hut location “run” entirely by cats....

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Someone bombed Tripoli, but who?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2:26pm 8/19/2014 at 2:26pm

In today’s bizarre news, at least six are dead in an airstrike that took out a small arms depot and other targets. The problem is, no one really knows who is responsible.

The New York Times reports:

Unidentified warplanes on Monday bombed a small arms depot and other locations in the Libyan capital, Tripoli,...

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Montana Democratic Senate nominee has some strange video selfies

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 7:30pm 8/18/2014 at 7:30pm

We covered the story here. Senator John Walsh, busted for plagiarism and speak-o’s and other ridiculousness ended his reelection bid.

Left without a Senate candidate, the Democrats picked a really interesting candidate to fill Walsh’s shoes.

Meet Amanda Curtis:

Politico reports:

Curtis, 34, was chosen Saturday as the Democrats’ replacement candidate for Sen....

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Sarcasm on the internet is dangerous – Facebook has a solution

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Posted by    Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:06am 8/18/2014 at 9:06am

We’ve all been there. You read an outrageously mind-blowing headline before downing your mandatory morning cup of joe, you’re not firing on all cylinders, share the article with an “incredible!” or “ZOMG!” or “this is an OUTRAGE” caption, only to receive the mockery you earned. Or maybe that’s just me...

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Finally, a feel good Missouri police story

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Posted by    Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 8:57am 8/17/2014 at 8:57am

A nice departure from the looting, riot gear, and tanks, this Kansas City cop was caught on camera losing a dance off to neighborhood kids on his beat. This video is making the internet rounds, and rightfully so. Given the over abundance of police brutality headlines these days, it’s good to be...

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UPDATED: Brown Was a Robbery Suspect, Cop Identified in #Ferguson

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Posted by    Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:10pm 8/15/2014 at 2:10pm

Almost a week later, it looks we finally know what happened in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday. At a press conference this morning, police identified the Darren Wilson as the officer who fatally shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown:

What police revealed today is different from the account given by Dorin Johnson who claimed he...

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#Ferguson: Obama says stop the looting and police excessive force

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Posted by    Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 2:03pm 8/14/2014 at 2:03pm

What a nightmare Ferguson has become. Five days after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, and there’s still no consensus as to what actually happened. If you’re just jumping into this story, check out previous posts here and here.

Dorin Johnson’s Attorney

Yesterday I mentioned that the St. Louis Police who are...

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#Ferguson Missouri, Domestic War Zone

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:52pm 8/13/2014 at 3:52pm

The situation in Ferguson, Missouri has gone from bad to worse following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen Saturday afternoon. Protests and riots persist, cops dressed in full riot gear are working to curb the violence, community leaders are encouraging peaceful protests, and there’s still no clear picture of...

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Does The Giver Live Up to the Hype?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:39pm 8/12/2014 at 7:39pm

Lois Lowry’s well-loved classic, The Giver, hits the silver screen Friday, August 15. Well produced, beautifully filmed, and featuring big name celebrities like Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Swift, and Katie Holmes, the cinematic adaptation of The Giver has created a buzz in the conservative community, but does it live up to the hype?

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#Ferguson Missouri: Unarmed Teen Gunned Down by Cops, Riots Erupt

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Posted by    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 7:17pm 8/11/2014 at 7:17pm

All hell broke loose in Ferguson, Missouri after a police officer killed an unarmed teen. Michael Brown got into an altercation with local law enforcement, and was shot and killed by one of the police officers.

According to ABC News:

The struggle began when the officer encountered two men, one of whom was...

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McDonald’s Replacing Cashiers With Machines?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:45pm 8/9/2014 at 1:45pm

McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Reddi...

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#HowToDad: New Ad Puts Dumb Dad Meme to Shame

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Posted by    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:56am 8/8/2014 at 10:56am

God bless Cheerios for their latest ad campaign. Forgoing the tired and insulting schtick of the ‘dumb dad’ who is too inept to tie his kid’s shoes, General Mills decided to highlight the awesomeness of dadhood to promote Peanut Butter Cheerios.

The longform web ad begins with a man waking up to find...

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Dem Operative Tweets that Mitch McConnell’s wife is “not from KY, she’s Asian”

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 5:37pm 8/6/2014 at 5:37pm

Democratic operative Kathy Groob tweeted a handful of racist tweets about Senator McConnell’s wife. Outrage ensued and Groob apologized and then deleted her Twitter account. Fox News reports:

A Democratic operative deleted her Twitter account Monday following a series of what some called racist remarks about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife,...

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