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CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: What a joke, there's no real sacrifice by Ben Affleck here, there won't be any real 'understanding' about true poverty. This is going to be like the college kids who pretend to be understanding the plight of the homeless by staging a 'sleep in the cardboard box' show for the media on a cold night.... And when the media isn't around the kids go back in the dorm where it's warm.
This is a staged feel good event for Hollywood celebrities, who feel guilty about all the money they make.
KUDOS to the people who donate their time and money to real efforts and don't seek the limelight for doing so. A COMPLAINT goes to Ben Affleck and those like him for not really thinking this thing through.
When you're an Oscar winner and you're making millions of dollars for every movie, the idea of living on only $1.50 a day probably seems impossible. But that's not stopping Ben Affleck, who has signed up to take the Live Below the Line challenge next week.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE:KUDOS to Fox News for taking Jim Carrey to task and addressing his hypocrisy. COMPLAINT to the body guard protected and promotion of guns in his movies Jim Carrey for being a complete idiot and mocking Charlton Heston who is no longer around to take Carrey to task for unjustifiably mocking him.
Jim Carrey and Fox News are not interested in playing nice with one another. The comic actor, 51, is in a war of words with the conservative news network that all began with a Funny or Die skit posted earlier this week. In the Hee-Haw-inspired clip that criticizes opponents of gun control reform, Carrey parodies the late Charlton Heston, screen legend and former President of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: A non-binding resolution, what a pointless waste of taxpayer time and money.
We don't elect people to office to pass feel good resolutions that do nothing more than that. We elect people to office to get some actual work done. KUDOS to Supervisor John Etheredge for demonstrating that with his vote, COMPLAINTS go to Supervisor Rod Sullivan for bringing the pointless matter up and Janelle Rettig for letting it happen as Chair. Same sex marriages are lawful in Iowa, so what was the point?
The Johnson County Board of Supervisors on Thursday came down in favor of same-sex marriage – an issue before the U.S. Supreme Court this week – but the decision was not unanimous.
The supervisors voted 4-1 in support of a proclamation saying they backed “marriage equality for same-sex couples and urge the Supreme Court of the United States to once again rule in favor of marriage as a basic civil right.”
KUDOS & COMPLAINT: KUDOS to Hobby Lobby for standing up for what they believe in and telling the government that mandating birth control is none of government's business. COMPLAINT to Justice Sotomayer, who just doesn't get it, that birth control is an individual responsibility.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday denied a request to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.
Hobby Lobby Stores and a sister company, Mardel Inc., sued the government, claiming the mandate violates the religious beliefs of its owners.
A dozen Missouri teens shed 756 pounds after spending a semester at a South Carolina boarding school, where getting fit is part of the curriculum.
Set on 43 acres in Bluffton, S.C., Mindstream Academy caters to overweight middle and high school students who are serious about getting healthy but not missing class. The school offers a wide range of activities, from Zumba to horseback riding.
Coralville Courier Editor's Note: KUDOS - to the state for going from an annual print schedule to an every two years approach, that's a step in the right direction. COMPLAINT - against the state for thinking 1.2 million maps are necessary. With today's technology so readily available, how can that many printed maps be justified?
DES MOINES – Iowa’s transportation chief said Thursday his agency plans to print state road maps once every two years rather than annually beginning in the fiscal 2016 budget year.
Paul Trombino III, director of the state Department of Transportation, said normally about 1.4 million transportation maps get printed each year but that number will dip in the current budget year to about 600,000 that get printed in March due to funding constraints. He asked Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday to increase the map request by $79,000 in fiscal 2014 to produce about 1.2 million maps and by $82,000 in fiscal 2015, after which DOT officials will switch to two-year printing cycle.
A photo of a New York City police officer kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man in Times Square a pair of boots on a cold November night is melting even the iciest New Yorkers' hearts online#
On Nov. 14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo, who was on counterterrorism duty in Times Square, saw the older homeless man without shoes sitting on 42nd Street. DePrimo, 25, left and then returned with a pair of $100 boots he bought at a nearby Skechers store.