The Spew Topics For Monday August 28th, 2018

1.       Senator  John McCain passed over the weekend at the age of 81.  McCain was a  prisoner of  war in Vietnam and the Arizona Senator had been a mainstay  in the halls of Congress since 1987 and served most recently as the  Chairman of the Armed Services Committee.  He was the Republican nominee  for President ion 2008 but ended up losing to Barack Obama.  What are  your thoughts on the life of John McCain?

2.     Robin Leach, the host of the TV show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous  passed away at the age of 76 in Las Vegas.  Who would be the rich and  famous person you would like to visit or hang with?

3.         People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging Aretha Franklin’s  estate to give up her large collection of fur coats. The group in a  letter said, “Might we now call on  her estate to help end the cruel era  of wearing animal fur by donating her coats to PETA where they’ll go on  to offer warmth and comfort to those who need it most”.  If you had  control over the furs, would you donate them?  Do you think the estate  will?

4.       Corey Kluber got rocked by the Royals in the Indians 7-1 loss on Saturday night.  Is there any cause for concern?

5.       The  internet challenge #TipTheBill encourages restaurant patrons to tip the  amount of their bill to their server.  Servers have been posting photos  of their generous tips on social media giving thanks for the challenge.   What do you think about the viral extreme tipping movement?  Would you  tip the bill?

6.       To  commemorate “National Women’s Equality Day” a “Go Topless Rally” was  held in Ashville, North Carolina.   GoTopless.org says on its website:  “If men are allowed to go topless in public women should have the same  constitutional right”.   What do you think?  Should women be legally  allowed to go topless?

 

7.       Nature  Valley granola bars will no longer claim to use 100% natural oats in  order to settle a lawsuit that claimed the bars contained small amounts  of a pesticide. Three consumer groups said tests proved the granola bars  contained zero-point-45 parts per million of the pesticide Roundup.  Even though that is well below the EPA's maximum allowed of 30 parts per  million, the groups argued that the "Made with 100% Natural Whole Grain  Oats" label was misleading. How much do you trust the labeling of food  products?  

8.       A  school district in South Carolina is getting rid of “snow days” and is  replacing them with eLearning Days.  When classrooms are closed because  of the weather, teachers will send parents digital assignments their  children will have to complete at home.  If for any reason students have  a problem accessing the internet, they will still be required to  complete the assignment within five days on their own time.   What you  like to see eLearning days be implemented in Northeast Ohio schools?

9.       A  marketing company is Minneapolis is offering fur-ternity leave.  The  company will allow employees to work at home for a week if they get a  new pet to help them adjust to their new surroundings.  Their company  CEO said, "Part of embracing employee satisfaction as a business  priority means recognizing important life events that happen outside of  the office.” Do you think this will start a new trend with other  companies? 

10.   The  former Canton human trafficking victim who helped kill her pimp will  remain in prison.  The Ohio Supreme Court upheld Alexis Martin's life  sentence despite finding Summit County Juvenile Court should have  invoked the state's safe-harbor law.  The law protects children whose  crimes are tied to being a victim of human trafficking.  Martin was 15  when she helped orchestrate the murder of Angelo Kerney in 2013.   How  do you feel about the Ohio Supreme Court ruling?

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