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Why California is home to straw bans and mandated meatless Mondays – and Iowa isn't
City events and meetings held in Berkeley, California, on Mondays are required to serve no meat – yes, mandated meatless Mondays. The City Council passed the resolution last month, requiring vegan menus one day a week. Big Brother is now telling you to eat your vegetables. Or else.
This government move to reshape societal norms under the guise of knowing what its citizens really need – a sort of "A Handmaid's Kale" – quickly became a national punchline. But Berkeley out-Berkeleying itself is hardly the first time Californians have made a move that caused the other 49 states to snicker.
Passengers Bled from Their Ears After Pilots 'Forgot' to Pressurize Plane
Obviously flying a plane is no small feat, but pilots have one, clear job to do: get passengers from point A to point B safely, and preferably without too much turbulence. Still, some pilots end up making horrifying or just plain negligent decisions in the cockpit that can put passengers' lives at risk, and apparently forgetting to pressurize the plane is one of them.
Childhood Trauma Linked To Impaired Social Cognition Later In Life For Patients With Major Psychiatric Disorders
Philadelphia, September 12, 2018 – A new report published in European Psychiatry identified a significant association between childhood adversity and impaired social cognitive functioning among adults diagnosed with major psychiatric disorders. Through a comprehensive review of all research conducted to date, the investigators established that a traumatic early social environment frequently leads to social cognitive problems and greater illness severity for individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
"Early childhood neglect, abuse, and/or trauma puts patients at greater risk for developing cognitive impairments that will later affect social perception and interaction, a core aspect of disability in major psychiatric disorders," explained lead investigator, Gary Donohoe, MPsychSc, DClinPsych, PhD, Centre for Neuroimaging and Cognitive Genomics, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.
Passengers Asked to Pee in Trash Bags and Bottles on This Flight from Hell
Last Friday, a woman on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Hawaii got up to go to the bathroom and was faced with a dilemma most people only deal with on poorly planned road trips or out on the deep playa at Burning Man. When she made it to the front of the plane, a flight attendant calmly told her that if she wanted to pee, she'd have to do so in a trash bag.
Bees took over a Times Square hot dog stand
When bees aren't interrupting baseball games in Arizona, they are apparently taking in the sights at Times Square in New York.
A section of Times Square was blocked off on Tuesday after a massive bee swarm invaded a hot dog stand. The collection of bees immediately became the biggest attraction at the New York tourist destination with hundreds of people lining up to snap a photo.
How Humans Have Made Wildfires Worse
Burning since late July, Northern California's Mendocino Complex and Carr Fire are among the biggest blazes in state history.
The Washington Post
Secretary Zinke Says Climate Change Is Not Responsible for California Wildfires, Blames Environmentalists
Foodborne illness may be on the rise. Here's why
One child drank apple cider at a Connecticut farm, another a glass of juice during a road trip in Oregon; later, both were rushed to emergency rooms as they struggled for their lives. A middle-aged woman became sick more than a decade ago after enjoying a salad at a banquet hosted by a California hotel; her debilitating symptoms continue to this day.
A 17-year-old paid the ultimate price when he ate two hamburgers "with everything, to go" and died days later.
These are the stories behind the faces on the "Honor Wall" of Stop Foodborne Illness, the national nonprofit that represents and supports those who suffered a drastic consequence following the most ordinary act: eating.
Restaurant employee calls 911 on African-American family
A Georgia restaurant owner says he is investigating after an employee called 911 on an African-American family who had stopped for dinner during a vacation.
WSB-TV reports that Felicia and Othniel Dobson of North Carolina on Monday had stopped for dinner at a Subway in Newnan with their four children, ages 8 to 19, when a restaurant employee called police.
Store Manager Fired After Telling Employee with a Child on Life Support to Turn Up to Work or Quit
Visiting voters led to a visit from police for Janelle Bynum, a black lawmaker from Oregon
Restaurant worker on leave after calling 911 on black family
I wish mama Bassett had been there. 04-Jul-2018
Passenger gets unruly after demanding drinks
An American Airlines passenger became unruly after being denied more drinks on a flight from St. Croix to Miami. CNN's George Howell has the details.
This visionary sci-fi author sees the destruction of human civilization: predatory capitalism
The political theorist Frederic Jameson once observed that "it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism." But what if predatory capitalism finally destroys life on earth? That's the question posed by science fiction writer Ted Chiang, who argues that in "superintelligent AI," Silicon Valley capitalists have "unconsciously created a devil in their own image, a boogeyman whose excesses are precisely their own."
In Musk's hypothetical, the destruction of human civilization follows the logic of the free market.
"Consider: Who pursues their goals with monomaniacal focus, oblivious to the possibility of negative consequences? Who adopts a scorched-earth approach to increasing market share?" Chiang continues. "[The] strawberry-picking AI does what every tech startup wishes it could do — grows at an exponential rate and destroys its competitors until it’s achieved an absolute monopoly."
Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'
Last month, Facebook’s first president Sean Parker opened up about his regrets over helping create social media as we know it today. “I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” Parker said. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”
Chamath Palihapitiya, former vice president of user growth, also recently expressed his concerns. During a recent public discussion at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya—who worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2011—told the audience, “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works.”
It Turns Out Your Love of Glitter Is Actually Bad for the Environment
From glitter bombs, beards, makeup and sparkly protest signs, glitter is a mainstay of modern LGBTQ culture. But U.K. scientists are urging the government to ban it because it’s apparently very bad for the environment.
If you’ve ever spilled glitter or used any on your body, than you understand that it never really completely goes away. (That’s part of the reason that glitter is sometimes called “raver scabies.”) It’s non-biodegradable and even when it’s thrown away or washed down the drain, it still ends up in our soil and water supply where it creates even more problems.
The issue, according to Josh Gabbatiss of The Independent, is that most glitter contains a plastic called polyethylene terephthalate (or PET). The PET contained in glitter is microplastic, a word that refers to any small bits of plastic that are smaller than a fifth of an inch.
'Asian' Restaurant Changes Name After Charges of Racism and Misogyny
Ryan Vermaak and Fabio di Cosmo, two aspiring restaurateurs based in Johannesburg, South Africa, failed to see anything wrong with naming their yet-to-open “Asian restaurant” Misohawni. “Don’t you just love the name?” the pair tweeted yesterday. (Their Twitter bio says that Misohawni is ‘Cumming Soon’.)
The name is a phonetic spelling of a phrase used by a Vietnamese prostitute in the 1987 war film Full Metal Jacket. In the scene, the woman approaches two American soldiers and propositions them for sex. One of them says he’ll only pay her $10, before posing for a photo with her and calling her a “[racial slur] whore.”
Study Shows Spanking Can Affect Mental Health Later In Life
To spank or not to spank has caused many a heated debate among parents, some who say that spanking is a form of abuse and should never be used as punishment and some who believe spanking is necessary to teach kids how to behave properly. Often, arguments in favor of spanking rely on the idea that so many of us were spanked as kids and turned out just fine.
But new research puts a hole in that theory, by finding a link between spanking and mental health problems later in life.
Could a power company be responsible for the California wine country fires?
The cause of the California wine country fires is still under investigation, but a California power utility is emerging as a possible culprit. On the same evening that reports of the wildfires began to crop up in Sonoma County, local fire crews were called to at least 10 different locations along Pacific Gas & Electric’s power lines after 911 calls reported sparking wires and and other problems while the area was pummeled by heavy winds.
On Thursday (Oct. 12), California’s Public Utilities Commission ordered PG&E to preserve all evidence related to the fires, according to the Daily Beast.