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#8

A 13-year-old girl in the 8th grade at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville, Ark. was told by school officials that her T-shirt that read, “Virginity Rocks,” was unacceptable because it contained “sexual content.”  She was forced to put on another shirt.  I’m not sure how a shirt that promotes the absence of sex could be interpreted as containing “sexual content.”

#7

A new study shows that people are more attracted to the body odors of those who share their political views!  Is that true?  Do Republicans and Democrats have distinct smells?

#6

The success of a marriage is more determined by the happiness of the wife than the happiness of the husband.  According to a new study, the husband’s satisfaction with marriage has less to do with a successful marriage.  And more women are filing for divorce than men.

#5

A proposed restaurant in London is causing a controversy on social media.  The restaurant, “Death Row Dinners,” features a 5-course tasting menu for about $82 that allows diners to experience the idea of a last meal “without the nasty execution bit.”  What would you want for your “last meal?”

#4

Televangelist Jim Bakker, who served 5 years in federal prison for fraud and conspiracy, is supporting his new TV ministry by selling food and items to help people survive the end of the world.  A special suit to help survive extreme temperatures, End of the World Biscuits and Time of Trouble Gravy are among the items people are buying in hopes of surviving the end times!  And people are actually buying the stuff!

 

#3

 

The Air Force has made the phrase “so help me God” optional for airmen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths.  The change comes following a complaint from an atheist, who said that it would be dishonest for him to make an oath to God.  Did the Air Force do the right thing?

#2

Still another domestic violence case involving an NFL player!  Police say that Arizona Cardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose when she refused his sexual advances.  Dwyer was arrested.  Is this problem exaggerated in the NFL – or are NFL players suddenly under the microscope?

#1

Have you seen some of the pranks posted on YouTube?  In the Friday the 13th prank a guy with a Jason mask leaps out to scare unsuspecting people in public situations.  What if someone is legally carrying a gun and shoots and kills the prankster – is that murder or justified?  If someone has a heart attack as a result of being scared – is the prankster a murderer?

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Scoot: "So help me God" becomes option in Air Force oath
A new policy change for airmen/airwomen taking their enlistment or officer appointment oaths for the Air Force is sure to spark controversy. The Air Force has announced that when taking the oath – the phrase "so help me God" is now...
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Scoot: Is 'tipping' officially out of control?
I find myself tipping people I never thought of tipping in the past. Is tipping officially out-of-control? Marriott hotels have announced a plan to encourage all guests to leave a tip for the person who cleans and makes up their room. The hotels...
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Scoot: Adrian Peterson sparks debate over spanking vs beating
Child abuse charges against Minnesota Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson have sparked another national debate over disciplining children. Peterson is charged with disciplining his 4-year-old son with a switch that left wounds on the boy's body. Peterson...
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Scoot: Why did we have to see Ray Rice punch to react?
I have a difficult time believing that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was not fully aware of the magnitude of Ray Rice knocking out his then-finance in an elevator in Atlantic City. It has been reported that law enforcement turned over the full video of...
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Scoot: Is the "liberal media" beating the drums of war on ISIS?
Do you get the feeling that the news media is beating the war drums for action against ISIS? If the news media is presenting the developing stories about ISIS and its perceived threat to the United States in such a way that it is swaying the collective...
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Scoot: Is it okay to hate the Falcons?
With great expectations, the Saints open the 2014 season against the Falcons in Atlanta this Sunday and that makes this week "Hate the Falcons Week!" Since I often talk about how there is too much "hate" in this country – I had to ask myself if it...
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Scoot: Football players pray, atheists complain
It is a common scene, and one that brings feelings of compassion to most – football players dropping to one knee, bowing their heads and silently praying for an injured player on the field. Often the gesture of compassion includes both teams - as...
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Scoot: Decadence Fest is here, and it's not a bad thing
This is Labor Day Weekend and the weekend of the annual Decadence Fest in the French Quarter – when the French Quarter becomes the center of the gay universe.   Do you welcome Decadence Fest to New Orleans?  Some people will condemn the...
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Scoot: Space wars on airplanes
Unless you are sitting in First Class on an airline, there isn’t much room in and around your seat, and the airlines continue to find ways to squeeze more passengers in more seats. So, it is understandable that someone would invent the Knee...
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Scoot: America vs ISIS
Following the beheading of an American journalist by the Islamic militant group ISIS in retaliation for U.S. air strikes against the group, Americans are being warned that there is a growing threat by ISIS to the United States.   ISIS – the...
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