All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online petition’

Mad Max Game Will Include An Australian Accent For The Lead Character

Count me as one of those who are highly anticipating the upcoming Mad Max video game. The idea of navigating Max through a nuclear war-torn Australian wasteland, open world-style, in a souped up Interceptor and a double-barreled shotgun sounds pretty damn cool. The anticipation increases when you realize the upcoming game is not just a movie tie-in being rushed to …

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Tebow Fans’ Plea Hits White House Petition Site

The White House’s online petition website has been used to promote both serious and silly ideas since its debut. Petitions to build a death star or make an R. Kelly song the national anthem don’t seriously deserve the president’s time, but others, such as the anti-CISPA petition, reflect the policy views of many Americans. Now, NFL fans have used the …

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David Hasselhoff Wants to Save the Berlin Wall

It’s a well-known fact that David Hasselhoff is big in Germany. Now, “The Hoff” is seeking to preserve a piece of German history. The actor is protesting the removal of a section of the Berlin Wall. The section is one of the last pieces of the wall to remain standing, after it was dismantled from 1989 to 1991. Hasselhoff is …

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Advertisers Abandon Village Voice Media Over Child Sex Ads

In the wake of an online petition started by Ohio minister Justin Wassel, over two dozen advertisers have pulled their advertisements from Village Voice Media. According to Wassell, Backpage.com, a website dedicated to listing classifieds from all across the country, frequently runs ads for children prostitutes, a practice he brought to the attention of the site’s numerous advertisers. As the …

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FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly

Today, Apple announced that the Fair Labor Association will begin conducting a series of special audits at Foxconn’s Chinese final assembly plants. Per Apple’s request, the FLA will be inspecting plant safety, process documents, factory and dormitory conditions, working hours, and management practices. The inspections will encompass Foxconn facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China where nearly 90% of Apple products …

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White House: No Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd For Bribery

As MPAA chairman, former Senator Chris Dodd had to address all of the SOPA backlash coming from every corner of the internet. And boy did he. Dodd went on a tear, calling the Wikipedia blackout an “abuse of power,” to which Jimmy Wales said: No, it’s democracy and oh yeah you should be fired. He said that the shelving of …

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Online Petition For Bringing Breast Feeding Segments Back To Sesame Street

It’s hard to believe Sesame Street has been on the air since 1969. Needless to say, our society has grown and evolved since the show originally released. Now, Cookie Monster is whacking out on vegetables (which this author still cringes at). One topic which has been brought to the limelight recently is how the show has handled the topic of …

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