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After widowed military wife remarries, government asks for $41,000 benefit back. The government paid Freda Green $41,000 in 2003 when her 81-year-old husband died of an illness linked to his 34 years in the Air Force.

After widowed military wife remarries, government asks for $41,000 benefit back

Green was nervous about cashing the check. Was it a mistake? Military officials reassured her. The money was a benefit Uncle Sam paid the surviving spouses of veterans. It was hers forever. Forever ended Nov. 13 when the Brooksville woman got another letter. Green remarried.

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Bullying:The Big March. Bullying UK - Part of Family Lives, Help and support for the nation. What Parents Need To Know About Bullying. By Meg Quinlan: Teenage Disney star and singer Demi Lovato was recently treated for an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, and self-mutilation, and revealed that her increasingly destructive behavior began at age 8 after being bullied by her peers.

What Parents Need To Know About Bullying

Gossip Girl’s Michelle Trachtenberg was physically assaulted by a girl who threw her down a flight of stairs, punched her in the nose, and got her sent to detention. Actress Jessica Alba used to eat lunch in the school nurses’ office to avoid her bullies, and her dad would escort her to school so that she wouldn’t be attacked. Bullying is everywhere in our schools. According to a 2008 UCLA study, there are over three million victims every year. You can protect your kids by watching for these common signs that your child is being bullied. Google to merge user data across its services. As Google grows, it wants to streamline its many products and keep single profiles about each user.

Google to merge user data across its services

Google announces changes to its privacy policyGoogle will soon create a single profile of the data it has about each userThe new policy will take effect on March 1 (CNN) -- Google plans to start combining information the company collects about each user of its various websites and services into a single profile, the company announced on Tuesday. Previously, Google said it did not create comprehensive profiles across its various properties, including its leading search engine, Android smartphone operating system and YouTube video site. Foxconn Employees Threaten Mass Suicide. A group of about 300 employees at a Foxconn plant in Wuhan, China that makes Xbox 360s threatened to kill themselves last week after being denied compensation promised to them by the company, according to reports.

Foxconn Employees Threaten Mass Suicide

Foxconn, a subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry, makes computer and electronics products for such high-profile customers as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Sony, among others. The mass suicide threat stemmed from an incident on Jan. 2, in which the workers asked for a raise and were told to either quit with compensation or keep their jobs and receive no pay increase, according to a report from WantChinaTines.com citing a story from China Jasmine Revolution, an anti-Chinese government site.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse. The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse collects and analyzes legal complaints about online activity, helping Internet users to know their rights and understand the law.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

Chilling Effects welcomes submission of letters from individuals and from Internet service providers and hosts. These submissions enable us to study the prevalence of legal threats and allow Internet users to see the source of content removals. Chilling Effects aims to support lawful online activity against the chill of unwarranted legal threats. We are excited about the new opportunities the Internet offers individuals to express their views, parody politicians, celebrate favorite stars, or criticize businesses, but concerned that not everyone feels the same way. Study to date suggests that cease and desist letters often silence Internet users, whether or not their claims have legal merit.

The Chilling Effects Clearinghouse is a unique collaboration among law school clinics and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Link Us: Dwarf-Tossing, Long Banned, May Return In Florida : The Two-Way. Hide caption State Rep.

Dwarf-Tossing, Long Banned, May Return In Florida : The Two-Way

Ritch Workman, seen here speaking in 2010, has filed a bill to make dwarf tossing legal once again in Florida. Mark Foley /Fla. House of Representatives News that a Florida legislator wants to bring back the banned activity of "dwarf tossing" has people shaking their heads, and wondering why in the world you would want to do something like that. State Rep. "I'm on a quest to seek and destroy unnecessary burdens on the freedom and liberties of people," Workman said. The Illusionists » Blog Archive » An Egregious Example of Corporate Hypocrisy: Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign. Posted: October 13th, 2008 | Author: elena | Filed under: advertising, airbrushing, corporate hypocrisy, media, TV commercials | Tags: advertising, airbrushing, corporate, media, racism, sexism | 2 Comments » About three months ago, upon completing the first phase of research for my film, I held two slideshow presentations in front of an audience of friends, acquaintances, and a few people working in the TV/movie industry in Paris.

The Illusionists » Blog Archive » An Egregious Example of Corporate Hypocrisy: Dove’s “Real Beauty” Campaign

Very much in the style of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.” At the heart of the presentation is the assertion that the obsession over the pursuit of the perfect female body is one of the integral parts of the capitalist system. If women were suddenly content over their appearance – accepting their body size, skin tone & color, wrinkles, graying hair, and the size and shape of their breasts, amongst other things – entire markets would crumble. The people at Dove have actually exploited a void in the marketplace. . #3 – The print ads are Photoshopped.