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Kimberlee Morrison
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So...let me get this straight. Parents buy their kids toys that aren't even meant for kids and they do something stupid (as kids do) and that's cause for banning the product? But assault riffles are legal. We sure have got our priorities straight.
The CPSC wants to put an end to the sale of Buckyballs. But let's have some common sense. What are they going to do away with next?
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_Between 2001 and 2007, some 40,000 U.S. factories closed, eliminating millions of jobs. While Walmart's ceaseless search for lower costs wasn't the only factor that drove production overseas, it was a major one. During these six years, Walmart's imports from China tripled in value from $9 billion to $27 billion.

Small, family-owned retail businesses likewise closed in droves as Walmart grew. Between 1992 and 2007, the number of independent retailers fell by over 60,000, according to the U.S. Census.

Their demise triggered a cascade of losses elsewhere. As communities lost their local retailers, there was less demand for services like accounting and graphic design, less advertising revenue for local media outlets, and fewer accounts for local banks. As Walmart moved into communities, the volume of money circulating from business to business declined. More dollars flowed into Walmart's tills and out of the local economy._
Movie poster detail from the documentary, 'Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price'.Sam Walton opened the first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas, 50 years ago this month. Sprawled along a major thoroughf...
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There was a time when covering content with boxes (surveys, subscription offers, ads, etc.) was a no-no. Somehow it's become standard practice. To me, this means that content consumers were complicit in making this standard practice. What pisses me off most is that neither adblocker, nor pop-up blockers prevent these pop-ups and usually don't even have time to read the content before there's a pop-up in my face asking me for something. Let me read the content. That's what I'm there for. And if I followed a link from my feedreader, you most certainly don't have to ask me to subscribe ever. single. time. I land on the site. /rant

Anyone else hate this practice by #content sites?
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I don't even understand why this is still a debate. Only in modern journalism do we consider journalism only that which comes out of a professional news room. However, journalism is really defined as the gathering and reporting of news. The medium is neither here nor there. Sure professional journalists may adhere to a set of agreed upon standards of ethics, but it's not like journalism comes with licensing.

Now, the ethics ofwatching someone die or get beaten brutally in the name of capturing events, that's another debate altogether.


I've spent lots of time in newsrooms, for both print and broadcast news organizations. My first job was as a reporter; the ethics of journalism were pounded into me at an early age. Be objective, don'...
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I think the distinction or the effort at making the distinction between bloggers and journalists is at it's heart about controlling the flow of information. If traditional publishers succeed at convincing people bloggers cannot be journalists, those news organizations discredit an entire medium and the reporters who labor away with no pay, distributing content you couldn't get otherwise because the mainstream media controls what we see. Of course not all bloggers are journalists, but those who are should not be dismissed because they don't work in a newsroom.

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Wendell Pierce's Sterling Foods grocery stores will help give residents of low-income communities in New Orleans get fresh, healthy foods.
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The doctor who prequel is in the future...I hadn't made that connection before. Great foreshadowing and serialized storytelling. 
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Yeah some of that was confusing to me. But going back and analyzing the foreshadowing & river song relationship helps. I think my problem when I get into shows like this is that normally when i watch TV I turn off my brain. But I can't really do that if I'm going to catch the clues. :)
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So, here is a reality check: Marissa Mayer (like me) is not likely to emerge as a role model for everyday working parenthood. Her experience will in no way mirror the vast majority of mothers and fathers struggling to make ends meet and raise healthy, responsible kids. Sure, she will face the near daily Hobson’s choices that torture all working parents, like deciding between an important investor meeting and the school play. But barring the weeks directly after giving birth, a woman with a family in a powerful position like Mayer's doesn’t have it that much tougher than a man in a similar position precisely because she’s in that position. The job comes with significant resources will help make the day-to-day details, as well as life’s tougher challenges, well, less tough. And I begrudge her none of it--in fact I celebrate her success. It’s a positive step forward in a time when only 5% of American CEOs are women. That fact, not Mayer’s pregnancy and how she deals with maternity leave, is a bellwether.
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Exactly, +Martin Haywood. She's probably been battling these kinds of stereotypes her entire career, especially as a woman in the tech industry, known for it's "bro" culture. People act like a pregnant woman in a position of power is unprecedented. I figure being a CEO is a big challenge but so is parenting in general and with all of the resources at her disposal, her challenge will be very different from that of a typical working mother.

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I want to hang with the lady in the pink outfit. Seriously. =)
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Oh, it's not so bad ;-)

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One of the best unfictional episodes I've heard yet.
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Independent Editor & Freelance Writer
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Writing, editing, content development, storytelling, blogging, content strategy
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Go fearlessly in the direction of your dreams. ~Henry David Thoreau
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I'm a writer, editor, music nerd, pop culture enthusiast, and opinionated information junkie. http://kimberleemorrison.com
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Co-author and editor of The Freedom Writer's Diary, the basis for the feature film starring Hillary Swank, "Freedom Writers."
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Phoenix, AZ