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  • Tossing Out Food In The Trash? In Seattle, You'll Be Fined For That [first though, red tag shaming]

    01/28/2015 4:05:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    NPR ^ | January 25, 2015
    In Seattle, wasting food will now earn you a scarlet letter — well, a scarlet tag, to be more accurate. The bright red tag, posted on a garbage bin, tells everyone who sees it that you've violated a new city law that makes it illegal to put food into trash cans. "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins, a lead driver for Recology CleanScapes, a waste contractor for the city. He's on the front lines of enforcing these rules. Seattle is the first city in the nation to fine homeowners for...
  • Seattle government now going through citizens’ trash for public shaming, revenue

    01/27/2015 8:42:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Sure, the incentive to compost is the putative reason for this regulation, but exactly how is it enforced? In order for city officials and trash collectors to know you have committed the civic sin of disposing of leftover food in your trashcan, they have to examine the contents of your trashcan. Let’s hope the citizens of Seattle and trash collectors can come to some kind of silent truce over this. Do they collectors really want to examine every load they dump into the truck for transgressions? (Lord help us, the city probably offers a bonus of taxpayer money for tagging...
  • Salon…and On and On

    11/07/2013 12:24:42 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    takimag.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | James E Miller
    It has become taboo to “shame” anybody for violating basic norms—including sexual deviance, poor manners, or even violent behavior. (Of course, that has not prohibited shaming that is deemed politically correct. It’s perfectly fine to make a public display of spurning racists or people who think men and women are, in fact, different. That’s called “enlightened” humiliation.) In short, progressivism has won the PR war. So why the constant yammering on social justice? My only guess is that leftism’s bitter warriors will not halt until all advantages are vanquished from society. Screeds decrying racism, prejudice, sexism, ableism, and all of...
  • Another View -- Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen: Stop the bickering, start governing

    10/13/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 28 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 13, 2013 | Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen
    GRANITE STATERS are rightly frustrated and fed up with the current gridlock in Washington that has resulted in a government shutdown that is hurting families and small businesses. We share that frustration - and we know that our country deserves better from their elected representatives. That's why we're calling on Republicans and Democrats to come to the table now, work out a plan to reopen the government, and develop a long-term deficit reduction plan that will move us beyond this impasse. Too many in Washington are wasting time and energy finger-pointing and playing the blame game instead of working together...
  • 'Don't trust me. I will steal from you as I'm a thief': Mother makes young son wear humiliating sign

    08/23/2011 3:00:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd August 2011 | Richard Shears
    A seaside town in Australia is in uproar over the punishment a mother has handed out to her young son, making him wear a sign in public saying he's a thief. 'Do not trust me. I will steal from you as I am a thief,' the sign around his neck read as he stood in a park in the Queensland town of Townsville. He remained standing with his head lowered in shame while his family ate lunch nearby. But his humiliation did not end there - he was made to wear Shrek ears and was also seen writing lines, believed...
  • Shaming her in-laws costs 19 year old her nose, ears

    03/25/2010 5:44:21 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 26 replies · 1,448+ views
    Afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com ^ | March 18, 2010 | Unattributed
    "When they cut off my nose and ears, I passed out," 19-year-old Bibi Aisha of Afghanistan says with chilling candor. Her beauty is still stunning and her confidence inspiring. It takes a moment for the barbaric act committed against her to register in your mind and sight. "When you have ... 50 percent of a population on their knees, it's very easy for extremists, tyrants to take over a country," she adds. "They have a ready-made enslaved population."