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Texas Diners Call Their Waiter "F*****", Restaurant Diners
Society & Culture  (tags: homophobia, gayrights, rights, Texas )

- 282 days ago -
After reading a message using the word "f*****" on the receipt, a young gay waiter complained to his manager. The response...the manager of Kelley's Country Cookin', in Houston apologized to the diners!
Sick Sadists Patrol the Web Anonymously
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, trolls, Internet abuse, personality traits )

- 330 days ago -
Studies examined personality traits and commenting styles of 1,215 people and found that the trolls had personality traits that exactly lined up with what is known as the "Dark Tetrad" of personality traits: sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism.
Arizona Teacher Fired After Defending Student From Racist Bullying
Society & Culture  (tags: racism, education, bullying, rights, children, society )

- 331 days ago -
A Veteran teacher (25 years) was fired earlier this week, after parents claimed she threatened a student. Aister claimed she was only stepping in when she noticed a group of students bullying and taunting a 4th grade student.
Chick-Fil-a Demotes Woman After Double Mastectomy
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, healthcare, cancer, chick-fil-a, insurance, termination after medical leave )

- 354 days ago -
Chick-fil-let reduced the hours and hourly pay a full time manager when she returned to work after a double mastectomy,. She has filed a discrimination charge with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The company denies discrimination.
Gaza's Zoo Animals Caught in Crossfire of Israel-Hamas Conflict
Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, suffering, animals, zoos, war, killing, death )

- 378 days ago -
The remaining animals at the Gaza Zoo are starving and traumatized by being caught in the middle of the Israel-Hamas Conflict. Heart breaking pictures.
Morning Loathe: Wisconsin GOP County Board Candidate Jason Wisneski Is The Very Best At Being The Worst
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wisconsin, animal abuse, Brown County Wis., Jason Wisneski, ethics, politics, cats )

- 522 days ago -
In 2008 Wis Gop candidate Jason Wisneski abused his cat which had to be euthanized. This emerged during his campaign, and in retaliation he attacked a state senator, accusing him of being a liberal murderer. The senator had accidentally killed his grand
Zoo That Publicly Dissected Giraffe Kills Four Lions - NBC News
Animals  (tags: zoo slaughter, animalrights, ethics, Copenhagen Zoo, lions slaughtered )

- 524 days ago -
The Copenhagen Zoo that killed a giraff last month has now euthanized four lions. They killed two 16 year-old lions, a male and female; and two ten month old cubs to make room for a new male lion.
Ted Cruz Used a Senate Aide to Book Speaking Gigs for His Firebrand Father | Mother Jones
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ted Cruz, Rafael Cruz, misuse of Ted Cruz's senate staff, abuse, ethics, politics, congress )

- 549 days ago -
Rafael Cruz accuses President Obama of being a brainwashed tyrant, blasts gays as "deviants", and denounces "most Christians" in speeches scheduled by one of Ted Cruz's senate aides.
FWC Rescues One Week Old Panther Kitten in Collier County - WFTX-TV Fort Myers/Naples, FL
Animals  (tags: Florida panthers, endangered, wildlife, panther kitten, rescued )

- 555 days ago -
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission scientists discovered a small panther kitten in critical condition during a routine track. The kitten has been moved temporarily to a Tampa zoo for rehab, but will probably not be able to return to wild.
Survey: Online Trolls Are 'Everyday Sadists' - CNN.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: internet, trolls, sadism, ethics )

- 565 days ago -
An online survey by a group of Canadian researchers suggests that internet trolls are more likely to show signs of sadism and a disregard for morality. Sadism is the tendency to take pleasure in causing pain or discomfort to others.
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