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Burger King Ad Promotes Something Besides Its Products: Empathy

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[Mean People]
It's rare when we at BSAlert call attention to a corporate ad campaign on a positive note, but the latest commercial from the most unlikely of sources, Burger King, actually tugs on the heartstrings as well as the mind of consumers in a very creative way, and it's worth sharing...

It's also amusing to note that this is from the same company that several years ago launched an ad campaign that stated, "un-friend 10 people on Facebook and get a free whopper" at which point Burger King contacted each of the un-friended friends letting them know their friendship wasn't stronger than a free Whopper... so while we're not apt to completely forgive Burger King, we can appreciate their new turn... for now.

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Carlos Mencia Kicked Off Mardi Gras Parade

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[Tourism]
The Krewe of Orpheus reneigned on their invitation to have Carlos Mencia reign as celebrity grand marshall in their 2009 Mardi Gras parade, when, within 24 hours of making the announcement they were made aware of the racist and obnoxious jokes he made about Katrina survivors in 2005, where among other things he said, "I'm glad Hurricane Katrina happened. It taught us an important lesson: black people can't swim."

No word yet if Joe Rogan will fill in. Let's hope so.

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Secret Memo Made Public In Torture Case

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A secret memo authored by the Department of Justice (DOJ) asserting that President Bush has unlimited power to order brutal interrogations to extract information from detainees was declassified today as a result of an American Civil Liberties Union Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The memo, written by John Yoo, then a deputy at the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC), was sent to the Defense Department in March 2003.

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Church Cleaning Leads To Christian Fistfight

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The cradle of Christianity was rocked by an unholy punch-up when Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests came to blows in a dispute over how to clean Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity.

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Sports Fan Pays For Team Spirit With Testicles

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[Mean People]
Some people take college football rivalries pretty seriously. Aggressive trash talking or some mild vandalism are not uncommon when some see the colors of their school's hated rival. Some folks, however, are so serious they'll literally tear your balls off.

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Columbus Dispatch Cartoon Portrays Iranians As Cockroaches

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[News Media]
So how far is too far in demonstrating how profoundly insensitive and mean-spirited a publisher can be? I think the editors of Ohio's Columbus Dispatch may have found a new low.

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Ted Nugent Threatens Obama & Clinton With Machine Guns

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Ted Nugent, current poster child for tobacco-spittin', underage girl-seducing, vegetarian-hatin',gun-totin' neocon Republican rednecks has created yet another controversy as he waves around "machine guns" during his concert threatening the current crop of presidential candidates. See if you think this tirade he goes off on might be just a tad extreme and ask yourself who's a terrorist?

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Christian Boot Camp Officials Drag 15yo Girl Behind Van

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Arrest warrants have been issued for two officials at a Christian boot camp, Love Demonstrated Ministries, accused of dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run, authorities said.

Charles Eugene Flowers and Stephanie Bassitt of San Antonio-based Love Demonstrated Ministries, a 32-day boot camp, are facing aggravated assault charges for the alleged June 12 incident.

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Announcing Falafel Day! A Celebration Of Bill O'Reilly

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Today is officially "Falafel Day" where we celebrate the legacy of Fox News' keeper of the moral high ground: Bill O'Reilly.

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US Troops Leave Wounded Aussie To Die In Iraq

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An Australian private security operator was left for dead by American forces after he was seriously wounded during an ambush in southern Iraq.

The US refused to provide a helicopter to evacuate the wounded man after being told he was Australian, News Limited reports.

The Queensland man, who suffered severe leg and abdominal injuries, was delivered to Basra air base by a British road convoy more than seven hours after the attack.

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