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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. Green was nervous about cashing the check. Was it a mistake?
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Bullying:The Big March
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. 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.
January 10, 2012 02:22pm EST 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, 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. Most decided to quit with compensation, but the company ultimately terminated the agreement and the workers never received their payments.
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State Rep. 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.
Posted: October 13th, 2008 | Author: elena | Filed under: TV commercials , advertising , airbrushing , corporate hypocrisy , media | 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. 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.