Walmart Shuts Down Creating Food Deserts

I remember in class watching a youtube clip about Michelle Obama’s food desert program, along with a clip interviewing people about how it felt like living near a food desert, and I thought to myself how generous it was for her to start this program, especially with the health of the future generation in mind.

And now some Walmart stores are shut down causing the situation of food deserts to worsen. The government should have a policy regarding leftover food in the supermarkets or in stores, instead of throwing perfectly fine produce, they should give them to families in desperate need, like single parent families or think of alternative ways to use this perfectly fine leftover food, like distributing them to soup kitchens.

How would you propose the government should do with the perfectly fine leftover food from restaurants and supermarkets?

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-shutdowns-create-new-food-deserts/
https://occupycorporatism.com/starbucks-takes-food-deserts-armed-day-old-unsold-food/

 

 

Religious Groups Across The Country Are Praying For Abortion Rights

What do you think about abortions? Do you think it is wrong to take away an innocent life before it is born? What about rape victims, does that make it ok to abort though?

Each state has their own set of laws and regulations regarding abortions. For example, in Massachusetts abortions can be done until the pregnancy is 24 weeks along; women under 18 need permission from one of the parents to get an abortion or ask a judge at the Massachusetts Superior Court for permission to have an abortion; doctors can only abort if the woman gives her consent, before giving consent the doctor will give her alternatives to to abortion, effects after the abortion etc.

People across America are praying to protect women’s right to safe, legal abortion services and Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner (President of the Religious Institute)is trying to clear the misconception about religious people not supporting abortions.

Mother leaves 6-year-old child in burning building

What would you do if a house was on fire? The logical thing to do is run, right? What about if your family was in the burning house, would you rush in to save them? Or call and wait for the firefighters to do the job? Well, this lady – Erica Rosello, age 32, did nothing to save her 6-year-old daughter, but instead, she flagged down a car and asked the driver to drive her to a friends house; how heartless is that?

The fire happened when Rosello tried to put out the oil fire in the kitchen. According to other sources, Rosello tried to reconnect with her daughter when the fire happened, and this source said she did not try at all, leaving her daughter to die in the house. Firefighters had to break through a window to rescue the unconscious little girl and is thankfully making a full recovery. Rosello was arrested for child abuse. Ms. Tabio (Rosello’s mother) told the news that Rosello loves her daughter but suffered from postpartum depression. In my opinion, that does not change the fact that Rosello left her daughter to die and not call for help, assuming that her daughter would die in the fire. Rosello is a heartless person, I know that fear gets the best of you in these situations, but that is no reason to just give up on saving your child.

Transgender Passenger Humiliated During Airport Security Check

Have you felt embarrassed or uncomfortable when getting through security at the airport? Whether it is because of your religion, race, sex, the way you dress or even the way you smell? Well this annonomous transgender was an unlucky victum of such incident.

This particular incident happened last year in Australia, where this transgender male passenger was forced to remove his prosthetic penis for inspection. When the transgender went through the body scanner it picked up the worn prosthetic, he explained to the officer who was positioned at the scanner that he was a transgender and that he was wearing a prostheic penis. (I personally thought that the passenger should have mentioned that he was wearing a prostheic, but it may have slipped from his mind then.) The officier replied that he would need to get his supervisor; when the supervisor came back he came back while putting on a rubber glove, puzzled, the passenger asked the supervisor what was the gloves for, the reply was ‘It was for a “private search”.’ (Which in my opinion was totally acceptable, because for all they know I could be hiding drugs or illegal things inside the prosthetic.)

After being escorted into a small room along with the supervisor and two other security officers, the passenger signed the form allowing the supervisor to inspect the prosthetic. The passenger was insulted when the supervisor replied ‘You want me to touch that thing with my bare hands?’ when asked why was he putting on another glove. After the search, the supervisor opened the door, gesturing the passenger to leave, but after telling the supervisor to close the door so he could reattach his prosthetic, the passenger was left in the room with the two security officers watching him. The passenger felt ‘that the supervisor had no regard for me as a human being and treated me as though I was a criminal right from the beginning, even though I had taken all steps to cooperate with him. (I sympathise with the passenger because the supervisor could have approached the situation differently and with respect. I was thinking that even though he might think of transgenders or hermaphrodites as abnormal or just generally looks down on people who are lesser than him in his eyes, he should have seperated his private life from his work life.)

References:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3386402/Transgender-airline-passenger-left-embarrassed-forced-remove-prosthetic-penis-airport-security-check.html

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/trans-passenger-forced-to-remove-prosthetic#.bxMP3KEqY4