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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Change.org’

Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong way – and they want Facebook to remove them. A Change.org petition demanding Facebook remove the “feeling fat” emoji is …

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Michelle Duggar Is Not Going Down Without A Fight

Michelle Duggar is not going down without a fight! The matriarch of TLC’s series 19 Kids and Counting is countering a petition that was created to get the show pulled off the air. Recently, Michelle and her husband Jim Bob Duggar issued a kissing photo challenge on Facebook where couples posted pictures of themselves sharing a kiss. The only rule …

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Michelle Duggar Aims to Save ’19 Kids and Counting’

Michelle Duggar and hubby Jim Bob have made news lately by issuing a ‘kissing photo challenge’ on Facebook. They issued a rule about their challenge, saying it must feature married couples kissing. When a gay married couples posted their photos, the 19 Kids and Counting matriarch and patriarch took them down. Some people were outraged by that move and have …

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that “there is no scientific evidence that [it] is effective, and the American Psychological Association has stated that it ‘lacks a …

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Nicki Minaj Apologizes For Associating Malcolm X With Controversial Cover Art

Nicki Minaj is definitely in hot water over the release of her latest single “Looking A** N****z”. While the title of the song was offensive enough for some, the video has also stirred lots of chatter as Minaj is seen firing a pair of M4s. However, the artwork used to promote the song is what sparked the immediate controversy. On Wednesday, Feb. …

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Martina McBride Cancels SeaWorld Performance

Martina McBride is the latest musician to back out of a scheduled performance at SeaWorld. Since the release of the documentary film Blackfish, performers have been petitioned by animal rights groups, and encouraged to back out because of SeaWorld’s poor record of treatment for their animals. The film depicts the treatment of an orca that killed its SeaWorld trainer back …

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Kraft Macaroni Undergoing Some Changes

Kraft macaroni and cheese is pretty popular with adults and kids alike, but the company that makes it says they are looking at making some changes to it nonetheless. Kraft Food Group Inc. announced this week that they will be removing the yellow dye they use to give the cheese it’s famous bright hue, although the change will only come …

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Randy Neugebauer, New Lightning Rod in USG Outage

On a Tuesday local news program (shown here), Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) shared his frustrations over the government shutdown that became official Monday at midnight. By Wednesday, the representative found himself the source of frustrations over a Washington, D.C.-based NBC affiliate video of him reprimanding a Park Service ranger who was following orders to prevent visitors from entering the World …

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Over 94,000 Consumers Want Verizon To Drop Contracts

Wireless carrier contracts are just a way of life. Well, they used to be until T-Mobile rebranded itself as the unCarrier by getting rid of two-year contracts entirely. This led to some consumers demanding that Verizon do the same, and those consumers now number in the thousands. A petition on Change.org asking Verizon to drop contracts has reached over 94,000 …

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Change.org: It’s Not Just Bloggers And Techies Who Will Miss Google Reader

It didn’t take long after Google announced that it is killing off Google Reader to realize how much the product will be missed by quite a few people. Even the alternatives are having trouble keeping up with the demand from users. Various petitions were immediately started, including some at Change.org. One of them is already nearing 130,000 supporters. There seems …

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Google Reader Shutdown Prompts Plethora of Petitions

As you may have heard, Google has just announced that they are closing the doors on their 8-year-old RSS aggregator Google Reader. The company cites declining usage and a need to focus on other products as reasons for the shutdown. Google Reader will officially go dark on July 1st, giving users over 3 months to migrate to another service for …

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Gatorade Contains Flame Retardant No More: PepsiCo To Remove Controversial Ingredient

You may not know this, but certain citrus flavors of Gatorade contains an ingredient called brominated vegetable oil. The bromine chemical in the ingredient is somewhat controversial as it’s used in flame retardants. As such, it’s illegal to use as a food additive in most countries except for the United States and Canada. Some companies, however, are beginning to voluntarily …

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