All this stuff about what is proper, and what is NOT, is going from the ridiculous to the sublime, folks!
Don’t believe me, READ ON:
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“Seen People of Wal Mart? The Iowa State Fair surely has that place beat for people watching! Post your pics of awesome Fair people here!”
That’s how the anonymous administrator of the People of The Iowa State Fair Facebook page describes the cyber destination that currently boasts about 70,000 likes. In actuality, this virtual community is populated by lots of unflattering candid shots of fair goers with degrading, sarcastic, and pointedly harsh comments attached. Not so “awesome.”

4146-Religious-Adam-Covering-His-Sexual-Organ-Penis-With-A-Leaf-ClipartSeveral visitors who find the site offensive have asked the administrator to take down (or at least take responsibility for) the page’s hurtful content, but to no avail. The administrator posted this response on Tuesday: “People watching is one of the great traditions of the Iowa State Fair, and this site was made to allow people worldwide to enjoy that… The internet is full of offensive and disgusting things, and if I stumble across a website that offends me, I re-direct my browser elsewhere immediately and do not go back.”
The page launched last August during the 2013 state fair. This year’s fair, which kicked off last week and runs through Sunday, is expected to attract more than 1 million people.
The administrator of the page might not actually post any of the content, but as a curator, he or she gives Facebook users (who aren’t anonymous) a place to create posts that are blatantly mean. Although many benign photos have been posted to the page (especially in the wake of the recent media coverage), the pictures in question objectify people for their weight, race, and sexual orientation and mocks other aspects of their appearances. From comparing a man to a large pumpkin, to zeroing in on one woman’s cellulite, the posts have recently been focused on fat-shaming. With comments such as “she looks like a cloud,” “Eww Omg,” “Meet “Jenny Craig,” and “nasty” to describe the hundreds of photos featured.

Some expressed their disgust with the entire concept by posting their comments on The People of the Iowa State Fair page itself. Mejrima Dzafic wrote, “This is bullying coming from grown adults. Idk why people feel the need to write mean stuff about people they dont even know.” Another commenter, Tina Winslow, agrees: “I think its rude/mean to make fun of people at the fair!!! You all should be ashamed of yourselves!”
1059518-Royalty-Free-Vector-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Rear-View-Of-A-Quartered-Man“It’s kind of a hurtful Facebook page,” Iowa State Fair spokesperson Lori Chappell told local news station WHO TV. She noted that fair administrators filed a complaint with Facebook and asked that the page be taken down. Facebook responded that it was unable to perform such an action as the page doesn’t violate any “community standards.”
While the page doesn’t break any written rules with the social network, fat-shaming is an offense that should be taken seriously. According to a study published in the PLOS (Public Library of Science) ONE, when overweight and obese people are made to feel ashamed of their bodies, it doesn’t inspire the individuals to lose weight, but rather the victims are more likely to either become or stay obese.
In addition to the anonymous administrator coming to the page’s defense, the site does have additional supporters. “This page is a reminder to me of the good, fun days of growing up. I pray that the good people pictured here can continue the tradition of being themselves … Thank you to everyone that is showcased here making Iowa what it is today,” Ben Paulsen writes. Others find it to be funny, awesome, and a true display of how great the fair is.
Overall, the general consensus is that this is bullying at an adult level. Guess it’s up to us — the social media users of the world — to create our own standards, where mocking fellow citizens enjoying a day out at the fair simply isn’t acceptable.
A Surrey, B.C. man is straining the limits of British Columbia’s ID guidelines, saying it’s his religious right to wear a colander on his head for his driver’s licence photo.
Obi Canuel, an ordained minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, says the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia is denying him the right to wear his religious headgear for his driver’s licence photo. The ICBC told Canuel he couldn’t wear the colander for the photo last fall, when he tried to have his licence renewed.
Canuel says the ICBC allows members of other religions to wear their headgear, so he should also be allowed. “I don’t think ICBC should be making decisions about what kind of religious headgear is appropriate,” Canuel told CTV News on Wednesday.
The ICBC says it will not issue Canuel a licence unless he takes the colander off for a photo. The company encouraged him to go to any licencing office to have a photo taken without the colander.

“They said that they will not be issuing me my photo licence because they understand there is no religious requirement that prohibits me from removing the colander,” Canuel said. “The truth is, sometimes I have the religious inkling to wear my colander.”
The 36-year-old Canuel was photographed wearing his colander for his B.C. Services card, issued late last year.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster was founded as a response to Christian perspectives on creationism and intelligent design. It allegedly sprang out of a 2005 open letter to the Kansas School Board, written by a man named Bobby Henderson. Henderson offers a tongue-in-cheek attack on the concept of intelligent design, saying that if the world was created by a deity, there’s no indication that deity was the Christian God. It could just as easily have been a flying spaghetti monster.
The Church’s website charges non-Americans US$30 to become an ordained a minister of the religion.
Canuel describes his Flying Spaghetti Monster beliefs, and his conflict with the ICBC, in a YouTube video posted Aug. 3.
“My name is Obi and I’m a Pastafarian,” he says in the video. “That means I believe in the flying spaghetti monster, the one true god who created the earth and all the universe 4,000 years ago while he was drunk.”
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster has been recognized as a religion in a handful of countries around the world.
The United States allows Pastafarians to wear colanders for their driver’s licence photos.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/pastafarian-fights-to-wear-spaghetti-strainer-for-id-photo-1.1960281#ixzz3ATHdbJFd
Folks, the day is coming when we humans will power our own electronic stuff with electricity generated from our metabolism.
An enzyme on a sensor will collect electrons from lactate, (sweat) and in turn, generate a modest electric current. What’s more, the researchers turned those findings into a biobattery that’s powered by the collected charge. The most energy produced by one person during the test was 70 microWatts per square centimeter of skin, but work is already underway to boost the system so that if can be used to power small gadgets like watches and heart-rate sensors.

While police in riot gear clashed with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, officers in another part of the state were participating in some impromptu community building.
On Sunday, J. Krebs, a patrol officer with the Kansas City Police Department, challenged some children in East Kansas City to a dance-off.
“We went up to handle a call, and I had been dancing in the car all day long,” Krebs explained. “We were leaving, and these kids started busting a move as we were driving by them. I turn the car around and my partner was like, ‘If you have a dance-off with him, I’ll give you some Jolly Ranchers.’”
Krebs did. And lost.
A video of the dance-off taken by a resident was posted to the Kansas City Police Department’s Facebook page on Monday.

Are you one of those right-wing NAY-SAYERS who still doesn’t believe in global warming?
An American cruise ship company is looking to take advantage of shrinking Arctic sea ice.
If all goes as planned, the Crystal Serenity will become the first large “luxury” cruise ship to sail all the way through the Northwest Passage in August 2016.
The 32-day cruise will start in Seward, Alaska, and make stops in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T., and Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet in Nunavut before moving on to Greenland. The cruise will end in New York City.
With 14 decks, a casino, a library and a capacity for more than 1,000 people, the ship will be unlike anything that has ever plied these waters. With two years to go until the voyage begins, 90 per cent of tickets have been booked at a cost of $20,000 to $120,000.

I don’t knowe about you bunky, but it’s certainly happened to me!
Have you ever been stuck at a friends house with no more booze but too drunk to drive home, and no clean clothes for the morning?
Saucy, an alcohol delivery service, has teamed up with MeUndies to solve both problems at the same time, and for some lucky customers the delivery comes with an underwear model.

AND FINALLY: One last look at the Iowa State Fair!

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