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Bud Light Apologizes For A Message On Its Bottle | CMO Strategy - Advertising Age Anheuser-Busch InBev is dealing with a torrent of negative publicity over a Bud Light marketing message scrolled on some bottles that some critics say can be interpreted as contributing to a rape culture. The message states that Bud Light is the "The perfect beer for removing 'no' from your vocabulary for the night." The message is one of more than 140 different sayings printed on bottles as part of the brand's "Up For Whatever" campaign, which is by BBDO, New York and is aimed at linking Bud Light with spontaneous fun. The brewer apologized for the message on Tuesday, issuing this statement from Alexander Lambrecht, the brand's VP: "The Bud Light Up for Whatever campaign, now in its second year, has inspired millions of consumers to engage with our brand in a positive and light-hearted way. The Consumerist was among the first outlets covering the story after picking up on a discussion about it occuring on Reddit.

TaskForces/CommunityProjects/LinkingOpenData/SemWebClients - W3C Wiki This page collects software components that can be used implement applications on top of the Semantic Web. The page is not intended to list RDF toolkits that focus on local RDF processing, but toolkits that perceive the Semantic Web as a single integrated information space and help applications navigate this information space. Listings of RDF toolkits with a more local perspective are found at SemanticWebTools and Developers Guide to Semantic Web Toolkits The page is part of the LinkingOpenData community project Linked Data Browsers Tabulator. Linked Data Mashups Revyu by Tom Heath. Linked Data Client Libraries This section lists toolkits that provide access to the Semantic Web by dereferencing resource URIs. Semantic Web Client Library The Semantic Web Client Library represents the complete Semantic Web as a single RDF graph. Crawlers and Data Extraction Tools SPARQL Endpoint Clients This section lists toolkits that support applications in querying a remote SPARQL endpoint. Papers

Who Gets Food Stamps? White People, Mostly WASHINGTON — Gene Alday, a Republican member of the Mississippi state legislature, apologized last week for telling a reporter that all the African-Americans in his hometown of Walls, Mississippi, are unemployed and on food stamps. “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks,’” Alday said to a reporter for The Clarion-Ledger, a Mississippi newspaper, earlier this month. “They don’t work.” Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American. In the two congressional districts that overlap Alday’s state legislature district, more African-Americans than whites receive food stamps, according to USDA data. Also on HuffPost:

Protests in Baltimore: It's chaos WHAT is happening tonight in Baltimore is perhaps best described not as a riot but as anarchy. Though there are police lines, there are few protesters or people fighting the police or hurling stones. Indeed, where the police are lined up, the people standing around are mostly taking photos on their phones. Drive a few blocks in any direction, though, and suddenly it feels lawless. Groups of young men, boys really, wearing bandanas and hoodies, stand on street corners next to derelict buildings, staring at anyone passing, and occasionally throwing projectiles at cars. Young women hurry home carrying bags of stolen loot: food, clothes, and bottles of beer and liquor. Tonight’s events began, as riots so often have in American history, as a protest. So far, however, the riots seem both enormous and minor. The bigger problem for Baltimore is that lawnessness is not limited to nights like tonight.

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The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare (AP File Photo) 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau has not yet reported how many were on welfare in 2013 or the first two quarters of 2014. But the 109,631,000 living in households taking federal welfare benefits as of the end of 2012, according to the Census Bureau, equaled 35.4 percent of all 309,467,000 people living in the United States at that time. When those receiving benefits from non-means-tested federal programs — such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment and veterans benefits — were added to those taking welfare benefits, it turned out that 153,323,000 people were getting federal benefits of some type at the end of 2012. The 153,323,000 total benefit-takers at the end of 2012, said the Census Bureau, equaled 49.5 percent of the population.

Comments Dj woogie, Cameron Toussaint and 63,412 others like this. Genero Degrazia im not a farakhan supporter but in that instant he stuck the sword of truth in and turned it five/seven times... made me be quiet Rong Rong i could watch and rewatch this for days. The best video of putting someone in their place I've EVER seen David Seemore Funny how a certain race of ppl feel what we went through for 1 minute then they wanna cry out "that's racist" or " that's prejudice" fuck outta here with that bullshit. Marcus Whiting Some of us end up there Angelo Rodriguez because of the immoral injustice that this nation dishes out to us on a daily, which by the way proves Farakhan's exact point. Carla Marie Mowell love that moment of recognition when wallace's eyebrows go up and he's thinking "oh crap, misjudged...."

People on welfare are usually black, teenage mothers who stay on ten years at a time Myth: People on welfare are usually black, teenage mothers who stay on ten years at a time. Fact: Most welfare recipients are non-black, adult and on welfare less than two years at a time. Summary According to the statistics, whites form the largest racial group on welfare; half of all welfare recipients leave in the first two years; and teenagers form less than 8 percent of all welfare mothers. Argument Here are the statistics on welfare recipients: Notes on teenagers As the statistics show, teenage mothers comprise a very small part of the welfare population. And contrary to popular belief, teenage pregnancy has declined in the last several decades. However, this was also an era when individual welfare benefits declined. However, the period from 1946 to 1963 is known as the "Baby Boom," because all childbearing age groups - not just teenagers - were having children at unusually high rates. Notes on race The most prevalent question is why there are so many blacks in poverty. Return to Overview

Teargas used as Ethiopian Jews protest in Israel - BBC News Police in Israel have fired tear gas and stun grenades in clashes with ethnic Ethiopians protesting about what they say is police brutality and racism. Earlier, thousands of Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin had taken part in a rally in Tel Aviv. But the protests turned violent and some demonstrators tried to storm the city's municipality building. At least 20 police officers were hurt and 26 people were arrested. Israeli police on horseback charged demonstrators in an effort to bring the situation under control. The protests came after a video emerged last week of an Israeli soldier of Ethiopian descent being beaten by police in Tel Aviv. Two police officers have since been suspended on suspicion of using excessive force. Ethiopian Jews living in Israel have said in the past that they are subject to discrimination, and similar protests in 2012 followed reports that some Israeli landlords were refusing to rent out their properties to Ethiopian Jews.

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