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Phone companies across the country have started advertising against texting and driving. Laws are being passed in state after state across the United States to restrict people who are texting and driving at the same time.

Many states have now made it illegal to make a call while driving. All of this seems to be done in hopes to prevent the fatal crashes. 

This site claims that 23 percent of all crashes in the United States involved a phone. That's nearly one in four and totals 1.3 million crashes.

To say that states are right in locking down and restricting limitations with phones and driving is an understatement.

This same site claims that texting while driving makes you 23 more times likely to get in a crash.

So why don't people wait to text? If the stats are really this bleak, why does anybody text and drive?

Perhaps it's the overly confident attitude of "it would never happen to me" or "but I'm more careful"  or "it's only five seconds," but like the site proves, even five seconds can be deadly.

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According to a BBC article, Britishims are invading American English. Have any of these words snuck into your vocab?

Apparently the word "cheeky" comes from Britain and has snuck its way into American’s speech.

Another one is using cheers to say goodbye.

The use of the word “flat” for apartment is apparently another British term that has snuck its way into American English.

Used the word “loo” lately? This word for “bathroom is another Britishism that has snuck into American vernacular.

Oftentimes, people think of Americanism spreading, but rarely do people think about how Britain influences America. The amount of magazines that have Kate Middleton’s face on them ought to be an indication at the very least. When it comes down to language, royalty, and looks, there’s evidence that America looks to Britain, for at least one of its sources. 

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The death of the lion Cecil has gone viral on all news agencies and social media sites as well. On Facebook, it's not a strange thing to see a post about Cecil in some capacity.

However, the ramifcations have intensified as Botswana has declared that it will ban sports hunters due to the death of Cecil.

Botswana has had a longstanding policy of banning sports hunters, but this time the response was more emotional as they mounred with Zimbabwe for their loss.

Botswana said they will spare no effort to protect their game.

With Botswana's decision, it will be interesting to see if other countries follow this decision. The ramifications of one dentist might have more far-freaching effects than he immagined. 

 

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Amnesty International has made a decision to support the legalization of prostitution. 

Needless to say this has certainly elicited a strong response and not a positive one for many people. 

Amnesty International claims to have made the decision to support the legalization to support the legalization of prostitution in an attempt to make working conditions better and increase rights for those involved in the trade.

However, critics are outraged claiming that all this does is increase the ease in which pimps can do their work. 

Newspapers and blogs across the country have responded to the decision with fiery remarks. 

The question remains to be seen as to what impact all of this will have. 

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Donald Trump’s inflammatory statements about illegal immigrants caused outrage nationwide. Miss Universe and Miss United States responded by saying they wanted to cut ties with Trump.

Macey’s actually did cut ties with Trump.

However, it didn’t seem to affect very much, as he still surged ahead in the polls. It wasn’t until Trump attacked John McCain that things went too far for most Americans.

McCain served in the Vietnam War, where according to the Huffington Post, he spent 5 years as a prisoner of war. Trump meanwhile got out of serving based on a questionable medical deferment.

When Trump said that McCain wasn’t a war hero, then that he was a hero only because he got captured, he sparked controversy and outrage.

Yet, Trump still seems to be leading in the polls. This makes one wonder just how much Americans actually cared about his comments.

For many, it was an outrage.

McCain said that Trump owed veterans and families of veterans an apology. Trump, naturally, has chosen to ignore that request.

The question remains to be seen which group Trump will offend next. 

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So why don’t I
Just hang around
The cross, and see
Who comes?

I sit and sigh,
(‘twixt you and I)
And learn to
Twiddle thumbs.

Say aye and I,
And fill with cry,
And hem and haw
And hack!

But you and I,
My dear, the lie,
Must now to sit
And talk.

So why don’t you
Stand still and moo,
And moo and chew
Your cud?

I sit and sigh,
(‘twixt you and I)
And think, Dear God,
You smell!

I never thought
You did lie, lie,
My thoughts fall like
A feather.

You see, said I,
I will not lie,
But then, I won’t
Be true.

Blow in the wind,
Said I, said I,
But then, you would
Not be a
Cow.

Why I, why I,
So who, so aye,
So who is this cow,
Me?

 

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