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This is what we called try before you buy. These photo were taken from IKEA store in China showing how consumer in China really using their consumer power before buying things. But, that is why IKEA display the item in the first place right?
It has been said that one can put a price on anything. Perhaps that is so. When it comes to bullying a bus monitor, there is no doubt about it — the price currently stands at over $410,000 (editor’s note: updated) and it’s going up by the hour.
Karen Klein is a bus monitor in Greece, N.Y. Earlier this week, a group of middle school kids tormented and abused Klein. Their verbal taunts ranged from mean-spirited cracks about her weight and age to fantasizing about stabbing and torturing her. A video of this went viral and among the responses was an online fund set up to raise money for Klein.
With an original goal of raising $5,000 to send the victim on a “recovery vacation,”indiegogo.com has already raised $410,000 for Klein. That’s way beyond any typical vacation and way beyond any proportional response to the hurt Klein suffered.
It’s not that her suffering should be minimized, but even if no more money is raised, that would be about $40,000 per minute of verbal abuse by a bunch of children. Without, I hope sounding glib, where can I sign up for that deal? What’s going on here?
For starters, “virality” is neither good nor bad, it just is. While there is obviously no moral equivalence between the bullies and the donors to the fund establishedon Klein’s behalf, both reflect the fact that people like to join with others, and things which they might not otherwise do alone, for good or for bad, suddenly make great sense when done in community.
My guess is that the kids involved fueled each other’s expressions of cruelty. Without a group to rationalize the perverse behavior, what might have been an isolated crack became a feeding frenzy of cruelty. With all the debate about how to punish the kids involved, and they certainly deserve to be punished, I hope that people don’t ignore this larger moral educational issue.
Likewise, the expectations of the fund’s foundershave exceeded both expectation and frankly, some degree of rationality for very similar reasons. The irrationally good becomes increasingly reasonable when done in community.
I mean, does $410,000 for verbal abuse really make sense when kids go to bed hungry, when medical research needs funding, etc., etc., etc . Really? The response is certainly beautiful, but were people not joining what they experience as an active community of givers, it is unlikely that this much money would have been raised.
So while the bullies and the donors could not be more different in some regards, they are also more alike than either they, or we, might otherwise realize. We are social animals, as David Brooks might say. Our sense of what is right and wrong is shaped by the social context in which we find ourselves and the patterns which we inherit. It’s why the ancient rabbis teach that good deeds follow good deeds and bad deeds follow bad ones. We are creatures of habit.
We are creatures of habit, but we are also creatures of choice. The real story here is about which habits we choose to cultivate and with whom we choose to cultivate them.
News Link : Kanye tweets naked pic of Kim Kardashian.
Cape Town - Kanye West posted a naked picture of Kim Kardashian on Twitter, reports 2OceansVibe.
However, the rapper quickly removed the image just moments after it was uploaded.
The picture shows the back of a naked Kim Kardashian sitting at a table eating.
Most of her bum is also visible in the photo.
While it has been deleted from Twitter, some bloggers and internet users managed to save a copy of the photo before the take-down.
Here is the photo, as posted on 2OceansVibe.
Kim is however no stranger to baring her body.
She has appeared naked, albeit covered in silver paint, on the cover of W Magazine and she is most famous for her sex tape with Ray J.
Kim and Kanye have been dating for a few months and there is speculation that the pair are planning a family.
In the past, we have shown you what it is look like in the office of Facebook. Today, we got some photo of Nike CEO, Mark Parker look like. It is quite awesome and un-formal for a multi-billion dollar company CEO to have this kind of office.
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Will this be the future of technology and how the skyscrapers look like.??
via Daily Mail