Whispers And Warnings For July 30th

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IF YOU CAN’T PROVE IT, DON’T PUBLISH IT! YOUR FAMILY MAY HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR WORDS AFTER YOU’RE GONE!
Jesse Ventura wins lawsuit over ‘American Sniper’; passage to be deleted
“A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura over $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday, finding that a section of the book defamed Ventura.”

HAVE YOU BEEN BULLIED BY AN ADULT ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Bullying not just child’s play
“Cyber harassment is the adult form of teen cyber-bullying. It is used to elicit hostile reactions toward the victim and may include defamatory posts, copying, altering and sharing of photos without copyright permission, or sending unwanted e-mails and texts.”

GROSS. JUST…GROSS.
Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit
“At least four journalists and a writer have been ordered to hand over documents to attorneys representing the largest manufacturer of “pink slime,” the latest development in Beef Products Inc.’s $1.2-billion defamation lawsuit against ABC News and others.”

THIS ISN’T SURPRISING…
Why Is Amazon’s Net Income Since ’97 Less Than Facebook’s in 2 Years?
“Facebook’s profit totals about $5 billion since its second quarter of 2012, the first quarter following its IPO, according to its earnings reports. Amazon’s total profit since 1997 is $3.1 billion, though the company’s accounting methods vary in some of its quarters, according to financial data firm FactSet.”

SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN WISCONSIN SEVERELY CULLED BY NON-LIBRARIANS!
Librarians concerned over removal of books
“Dozens of Unified faculty, staff, students and parents called on the Board of Education Monday night to stop district workers from removing thousands of books…”

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