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Month: April 2018

27 Idiotic Advertising Techniques That Need To Go Away

We’re making memes smarter. So can you. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get started. Companies have more ways than ever to reach their customers. You’d think that would lead to a ton of innovative, impressive new advertising techniques. You’d be thinking wrong. Advertisements still trot out the same old ineffective tactics they’ve been using since the magazine days. As a public service, we asked our readers to list the most annoying examples. The winner is below, but first, the runners-up: 27 Entry by Scott Laffey 26 Entry by BuffaloGreg 25 Entry by Ashebox 24 Entry by Mihailocukk...

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You Might Be Shocked By What Two Principals Said About My Transgender Daughter

Since my daughter began living as her authentic self as a transgender girl three years ago, two school principals have said shocking things to her. Shocking because their words were more affirming than anything I anticipated or could have imagined. Nicole was assigned male at birth, and that’s whom I thought she was, and it’s how I initially raised her. For me, much of that time was filled with fear. Her insistence that she was truly a girl began when she was very young and did not wane. It grew as she did. It took me 12 years to...

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When Somebody Else’s Identity Theft Scam Gets You Arrested

You know what identity theft is. Someone gets your info, somehow uses it to rent a yacht, and boom, your credit is ruined and you never qualify for a Best Buy card again. But it turns out that’s hardly the worst thing that can happen when someone impersonates you. Criminal identity theft is regular identify theft’s ugly cousin, and involves someone getting caught doing a crime while using your name, and then you get the blame. What happens next? We asked “Karen” about what happened to her. She told us … 5 Out Of Nowhere, The Cops Tell The...

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No Russia Collusion, House Republicans Say in Their Final Report

House Intelligence panel cites missteps by both parties Democrats didn’t sign off on report they called ‘misleading’ House Republicans chided both the Trump and Clinton campaigns for poor judgment over their contacts with Russia, even as they dismissed the notion of collusion with Moscow in concluding an investigation riven by bitter partisanship. While President Donald Trump’s campaign didn’t work directly with Moscow, some of his senior advisers erred by meeting in 2016 with a Russian lawyer who claimed to have damaging information on Democrat Hillary Clinton, according to a 243-page report issued Friday by the GOP majority on the...

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Local anchors had to read a sneakily pro-Trump script on-air. This is scary.

There’s a curious video going around featuring several local news anchors reading from an identical script. “We’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country,” the reporters say in their recorded segments. “The sharing of biased and false news has become all too common on social media.” Watch the video yourself (story continues below): Click here to see if you watch a local news affiliate owned or operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Read more:...

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