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Facebook Lifts Ban, Allows Gory Videos

 

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” Facebook has quietly resumed allowing decapitation videos to be posted on its website, lifting a temporary ban it had placed earlier this year on content featuring graphic violence. The world’s largest social-media site said Tuesday that it would work on new ways to keep users from stumbling across gruesome videos but added that people would be allowed to post violent clips as long at the user condemned rather than celebrated the acts depicted.

“Facebook has long been a place where people turn to share their experiences, particularly when they’re connected to controversial events on the ground, such as human-rights abuses, acts of terrorism and other violent events,” the company said in a statement.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  AFL-CIO offers list of union-approved Halloween candy

  ” Halloween is less than a week away and, just in time for Americans stocking up on candy, the AFL-CIO has identified the most union-friendly candy available.

Yes, there is such a thing as union-approved candy.

“If you want your Halloween to be all treats and no tricks, make sure all your candy is union-made, made in America,” Jackie Tortora writes at the AFL-CIO’s blog, linking to Local 144’s “Buy Union Directory.”

Tortora provides a list of union-approved candy highlights from the directory including Baby Ruths, Butterfingers, Caramellos, Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses, Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate bars, Hershey’s Hugs, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Nuggets, Jelly Belly candies, Kit Kats, Laffy Taffy, Mike and Ikes, Rolos, Super Ropes, Tootsie Rolls and Trolli candies. ”

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And from the comments we get further elucidation on the acceptable list of crony confections .

” Brian K. Foughty, 2nd District V.P. for the Professional Fire Fighters of Oklahoma, provided this list of union-made candy for handing out on Halloween. Stick to this list of sugary confections and you can feel good about supporting America and unions across the country this Halloween.

Abba-Zaba Bar Jawbreakers

Almond Roca Jelly Bellies

Baby Ruth Jolly Rancher Candies

Black & Red Vines Kit Kat Bars

Bob’s Candies Laffy Taffy

Boston Baked Beans Malted Milk Balls

Butterfinger Marshmallow Peeps

Candy Lipstick Mike and Ike

Caramello Bar Russell Stover Candy

Clark Bar See’s Candies

Fifth Avenue Chocolate Bar Smarties

Fudge-O’s Sunkist Citrus Fruit

Ghiradelli Chocolates Sunworld Citrus Fruit

Godiva Chocolates Tootsie Rolls

Hershey Kisses York Peppermint Patties

Hershey Milk Chocolate Zagnut

Hot Tamales

You want to find more union-made Halloween treats then go to the Union Plus web site. ”

Posted by John Galt