A massive manhunt is on in three states and Mexico for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in connection with the shootings of three officers and a double murder in Irvine. He left a disturbing manifesto regarding his plans to bring the fight to police. Dorner’s writings suggested he did not expect to live through the ordeal.
“Unfortunately, I will not be alive to see my name cleared,” Dorner wrote at one point in his manifesto, later saying, “Self-preservation is no longer important to me. I do not fear death as I died long ago.”
Before you get fired up at McDonald’s and start sharing this with your friends and family, check your sources. This sign has been shopped and is a hoax. Internet pranksters rely on people like your gullible Mom or crazy uncle to spread this stuff.
Here is another example. It seems like every week on the Internet is Shark Week, with a steady stream of insane shark-attack stories or shark-sighting videos leading the viral news. But when this image made the rounds in June, people really went nuts. It was supposedly taken in a flooded shopping center in Kuwait where a shark tank had collapsed. Pretty scary, right? But of course, it was not real. The photo was legitimately of a flooded shopping center (in Toronto), but the sharks were added in for effect.
Here is a link to other classic internet hoaxes. Which ones have you fallen for? In the future, check Snopes first to see if the story has legs.
Can someone go punch Joshua Edmonds in the face? This idiot needs to find another way to share his views on abortion. Although abortion is horrific, Halloween should not be a time to hand out political messages.
Get some REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups next year or keep your lights off.
Posted onSeptember 7, 2011|Comments Off on Should people be able to use food stamps for fast food?
U.S. Department of Agriculture records show that the number of businesses approved to accept food stamps grew by a third from 2005 to 2010. Vendors from convenience and dollar discount stores to gas stations and pharmacies increasingly joined the growing entitlement program. Now, fast food chains like the YUM! brand are trying to get government approval to accept food stamps too. If it’s approved, the government will technically be paying for low-income people to eat at places like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, and Long John Silver’s.
The food police and public health advocates are not happy about this. I assume that many of you who pay taxes are not happy about it either. Obviously, the public would prefer that food stamp recipients make good nutritional choices with our hard-earned money. Fast food is bad for you right? How bad? Are you assuming welfare recipients are making good decisions in the grocery store aisle and that fast food options will derail that sensibility? Should poor people not be able to enjoy a Whopper? Should we have special EBT aisles in stores where people can only buy what we deem as healthy? Lots of questions. Not a lot of good answers.