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.
Rants & Reason: What's the difference between communism, fascism, and socialism? It seems there are an infinite number of 'isms'. In Quebec, the ones mentionned in our political discourse of late communism - fascism - socialism are politically loaded and often used interchangeably, although the meanings are actually quite different. Definitions can explain the differences however definitions don't always reflect real-world scenarios. In very broad strokes, socialism is an economic system in which "the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy." Communism advocates the "collective ownership of property and the organization of labor for the common advantage of all members." Like socialism and communism, fascism uses a central authority to maintain control, but "terror and censorship" are common. however definitions don't always reflect real-world scenarios.
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
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.
Aldehyde sources, metabolism, molecular toxicity mechanisms, and possible effects on human health. 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:
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...."
Welfare increases poverty Myth: Welfare increases poverty. Fact: The more welfare, the less poverty -- both historically and internationally. Summary The historical evidence is clear: welfare reduces poverty, and the lack of it increases it. Argument Many conservatives believe that welfare does not accomplish what it sets out to do; that, despite decades of massive anti-poverty spending, poverty is still with us, and perhaps even worse than before. Neither history nor the statistics bear out these myths. Before 1964, official statistics on poverty did not exist, and it was not the focus of government attention. The Great Depression brought much deeper poverty, of course, but almost all the damage was done on Hoover's watch. The U.S. emerged from World War II with a supercharged economy. After Kennedy's assassination, President Johnson greatly accelerated the Council's work. In the mid-70s, however, a sea-change in federal government occurred. This correlation holds internationally as well. The conservative response