Florida Walmart’s Coke display remembering 9/11 sparks outrage
People are furious after pictures of a Florida Walmart’s 9/11-themed Coke display began to circulate on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Twitter user Shawn Richard Tweeted a picture of the display, which presented Coke Zero in place of Ground Zero and spurred thousands of angry retweets about the beverage company’s marketing ploy.
Computers and robots will commit more crimes than humans by 2040, experts warn
They warned that murder machines will end up carrying the “lone wolf” terror attacks more associated with radicalised terrorists than psycho computers.
Tracey Follows, chief strategy and innovation officer at The Future Laboratory, told Raconteur: “As the workforce moves towards more automation, we could find 35 per cent of jobs now done by humans have been replaced by robots.
“Futurists have been forecasting a sharp rise in lone-wolf terror attacks for years. But once robots can be hacked to become suicide-bombing machines, lone-robot attacks could become rife too.”
Male Vogue intern: I was fired for wearing high heels
Vogue staffers are famous for their clacking stilettos, but when a male intern for the famed mag showed up in heels, he says he got the boot.
“There were people who evidently didn’t like that I was overstepping my bounds as an intern,” R.J. Hernández tells Alexa. “I essentially got pulled aside two months into my internship and told I couldn’t come back the next day. People were offended with the liberties I was taking in my personal expression.”
Clown Costume Wearers Will Be Arrested, Charged on the Spot Warns North Carolina Police
Local police warned residents “although it is lawful to dress as a clown, given the heightened tensions about these entertainers, officials are discouraging ‘copycat’ behaviour by individuals who may find it humorous to mimic suspicious behaviour.”
“It’s illegal. It’s dangerous. It’s inappropriate, and it’s creating community concern so it needs to stop,” Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller said at a news conference on September 1.
The police will profile clowns but not Muslims? How many yearly murders can be attributed to clowns?
U of Iowa looking to create social justice bachelor’s degree
Currently, the school already offers a first-year seminar on social justice as well as a “Justice for All” living learning community where students can live and “learn about systemic problems in our society.”
University officials told The Iowa City Press-Citizen that both programs have been so well-received, with full-enrollment in the “Justice for All” learning community, that demand for an actual degree-program on the topic makes sense.
Kim Jong-un bans sarcasm in North Korea
North Korea’s Kim Jong-un has banned sarcasm because he fears people only agree with him ironically, according to reports.
Government officials were apparently warned they will “not be forgiven” if they are heard being sarcastic.
Mass meetings were organised across the country to spread the word about the new order.
Seahawks players may expand national anthem protest Sunday vs Dolphins
Linebacker Bobby Wagner said Wednesday that the team is considering a show of unity in order to promote justice and equality for all Americans, regardless of skin color.
“Anything that we want to do, it’s not going to be individual,” Wagner said ahead of practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. “It’s going to be a team thing because that’s what the world needs to see. The world needs to see people coming together versus being individuals.”
In the liberal playbook, individualism is a sin.
Immigrants should undergo enhanced screening, Tory leadership contender Clement says
Conservative leadership candidate Tony Clement says he will propose enhanced immigration screening as part of his platform to protect Canadians from potential terrorists.
The Ontario MP plans on pitching the idea, part of his national security plank, at a news conference in Ottawa next week.
“We should be increasing screening to weed out people who have backgrounds that indicate that they have been involved in terrorist organizations or militant organizations that pose a threat to the country,” Mr. Clement told The Globe and Mail.
Audacity: Clinton Claims ISIS ‘Praying to Allah’ to Elect Trump
Hillary Clinton suggested in a television interview in Israel, broadcast on Thursday, that the Islamic State is “rooting for Donald Trump’s victory” and that terrorists are praying, “Please, Allah, make Trump president of America.”
Speaking with Israel’s Channel 2, Mrs. Clinton said that by singling out Muslims during his campaign, Mr. Trump had played into the hands of extremists and helped their recruitment efforts, in effect “giving aid and comfort to their evil ambitions.”
Canadians open to quotas to boost indigenous representation in government
Maryantonett Flumian, president of the Institute on Governance (IOG) , said the nearly 30 per cent who said they could support quotas depending on how they are handled suggests an “openness” among Canadians and a significant shift in attitude.
“We don’t have comparative data but I … think these numbers represent an evolution in public opinion and in the minds of many Canadians. I would bet that we wouldn’t have had those responses five years ago and that attitudes have evolved that far.”