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20-Something Questions How We Handled Life Before Cell Phones, Proves Cell Phones Are Making Us Useless

20-Something Questions How We Handled Life Before Cell Phones, Proves Cell Phones Are Making Us Useless

I spent my twenties traveling through Europe every summer. I would work all year to save money, then take off for a couple months. For some of those travels, I was completely alone. It was in the early nineties, so I did not own a cell phone. I had no issue finding my way — even in a completely foreign country where I didn’t speak the language. Now, if I leave my house without my cellphone — I feel like I’m stranded. More »

Results Of State Drug Testing Prove Gross Assumptions About Welfare Applicants Are Wrong

Results Of State Drug Testing Prove Gross Assumptions About Welfare Applicants Are Wrong

Tennessee conservatives must really be surprised to find out that their gross, stereotypical assumptions about welfare applicants are wrong. Only two percent failed the new screening put in place to dehumanize every person who needs to rely on the state for assistance. That’s 37 positive tests out of 16,000 applicants. And much less than the state’s overall eight percent rate of drug use. More »

Cub Scouts Guide Takes His Troop ‘Hiking’ Through Nude Beach, Doesn’t Understand The Problem

Cub Scouts Guide Takes His Troop 'Hiking' Through Nude Beach, Doesn't Understand The Problem

A Cub Scout troop leader took the words “nature hike” a little too literally this week, when he led his troop on a hike through a nude beach. Parents are upset, the troop leader is like, What’s the big whoop, and I’m giggling that the notoriously homophobic Boy Scouts are defending their troop leader’s decision to parade a group of nine and ten-year-olds and their parents through Black’s Beach — what some sites on the internet have labeled as one of the top beaches in San Diego for cruising gay men. More »

Berkeley Cafe Tells A Black Comedian To ‘Scram’ For Talking To His White Wife, Claims It Wasn’t ‘A Race Thing’

Berkeley Cafe Tells A Black Comedian To 'Scram' For Talking To His White Wife, Claims It Wasn't 'A Race Thing'

Comedian W. Kamau Bell was told by an employee of an upscale Berkeley cafe to “scram” when he stopped to talk to his white wife and her brunching friends on Monday. When the couple alerted the employee that they were married, that it was, in fact, the second time they had dined there in the same day, and that they weren’t going to tolerate blatant racism, the employee responded with, “I don’t think it was a race thing.” No. Of course not. I’m sure she tells all of her white customers to “scram” when they stop to talk to their wives. More »

Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He ‘Wasn’t Trying To Rape,’ Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Alleged Stanford Rapist Says He 'Wasn't Trying To Rape,' Media Focuses On How Much His Victim Drank

Brock Allen Turner, the Stanford student whose been accused of raping an unconscious woman on campus says his ”intentions were not to try and rape a girl without her consent.” Too bad that sentence makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. It’s also too bad the media is already vilifying his victim for drinking too much. This is rape culture, folks. More »

66 Unvaxxed California Students Told To ‘Stay Home’ Over Measles Scare, Better Late Than Never

66 Unvaxxed California Students Told To 'Stay Home' Over Measles Scare, Better Late Than Never

The Desert Sands Unified School District released 66 students who haven’t received the full immunization for measles from Palm Desert High School yesterday. The students are being asked to stay home until the incubation period for contagion is complete. All over these news stories, there are still people spouting the importance of “personal decision,” and saying they think the district has overstepped its bounds. Shut up. More »

The Comments On Jessa Duggar’s Photos From The March For Life Rally Are A Jackpot Of Stupidity

The Comments On Jessa Duggar's Photos From The March For Life Rally Are A Jackpot Of Stupidity

Jessa Duggar Seewald went on a fun family trip to march against a women’s right to control what happens in her own body. How sweet! She posted photos of the March For Life at the Arkansas state capitol to her Instagram account, and her fans from all over the internet arrived to drop some serious birth control knowledge and also argue about what women should be doing with their own bodies. More »