Thursday, October 29, 2009

Friends Don't Let Friends Fat Talk

Some questions:
-Does being a size 0 carry the same stigma as being obese? If not, why?
-Do you think obesity is a cultural problem systemic in America?
-How do we battle obesity? Should we?
-Should obesity impact our health insurance rates? Should anorexia?
-Do you think pledges like this video promote actually help change cultural norms?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Brain Tumors Linked To Mobile Phone Usage

Preliminary results of the inquiry, which is looking at whether mobile phone exposure is linked to three types of brain tumour and a tumour of the salivary gland, have been sent to a scientific journal.
The findings are expected to put pressure on the Government – which has insisted that mobile phones are safe – to issue stronger warnings to users.

You can read the rest here.

Some questions:
-If this report is valid, will it change your view of using mobile phones?
-Will you limit your child's usage of your mobile phone (or ban it completely)?
-Do you think the cell phone industry- Sprint, Verizon, T Mobile, AT&T, etc. will counter this forthcoming report?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Stone Studded Gold Grill

In the market for a set of used grills once worn by a perp? Well, Tennessee cops may have some gold for your cash. The Nashville Police Department is auctioning a confiscated "set of custom made teeth grills,"

You can read the rest here.

Some questions:
-Would you ever wear a grill?
-Would you buy a used grill?
-Why do they call it grill?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Because She's White At An All Black School?


You can read on this here.

Some questions:
-Do you think her race plays a part in the issue?
-What is the issue with her writing a letter to President Obama?
-If you attend an all black school including Hampton University, would this offend you?
-What is legitimately offensive about her winning the pageant?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Russian Cloud Anomaly?

"Theories range from it being an alien mothership, proof of Russian weather modification technology - a weather weapon - or even a sign of the end of the world."

But meteorologists rejected theories of the supernatural calling it an optical effect.
The Moscow's weather bureau said several weather fronts had passed through Moscow as the sun shined from the west to cause the effect.
A spokesman for the bureau said: "This is purely an optical effect, although it does look impressive.
"If you look closer, you can see sun rays coming through that cloud. Most likely, the sun was setting when the video was being made."

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Do you buy the UFO theory?
-Do you buy the "sunray's from the west" theory?
-What would you pose for a theory?
-At the end of the day, does this really matter?