How much could someone pay you to deactivate your Facebook account for a few months? A Boston father is paying his 14 year old daughter $200 to do it!
On Tuesday, Paul Baier, a research consultant from Boston, posted an image of a “Facebook Deactivation Agreement” with his daughter, Rachel.
“Her idea which I support fully,” he wrote.
In the signed agreement, his daughter agrees to deactivate Facebook from this past Monday until June 26 (which, perhaps notably, would be well into summer break for most schools). In return, he’ll give her $50 in April and the remaining $150 in June.
Baier gets access to change her password and deactivate the account. Rachel’s one-word response on the line asking what she’ll use the money for: “Stuff.”
On the post, several people have praised or belittled the plan. One poster, in the shameless manner not unknown on the Web, called Baier an “idiot.”
“Why not try something called ‘parenting’. It’s more difficult than bribery but will more beneficial to your daughter in the long run,” the person wrote.
But Kent Wellington, who describes himself as a friend of Baier’s, responded.
“He’s a good guy and good parent. Regardless, there’s nothing wrong with a parent being proactive with their kids in the area of social media,” Wellington wrote. “I’m sure the dialog that lead up to the agreement was as valuable as the contract.”
Rachel may be in good company.
Did Beyonce get a nose job?
This is going to suck especially if you are a person that has recieved a check in the mail on the weekend. In an effort to cut costs Beginning this August the U.S Postal service will no deliver mail on Saturday unless you are recieving a package Express mail or Priority mail.
From The Week:
The change, "debated ad nauseum for months and months," will save the Postal Service $2 billion a year, says Patrick Rizzo at NBC News. That sounds like a lot, until you realize the USPS posted a record $15.9 billion loss in the last fiscal year, driven by $11.1 billion in pre-funded future retirement costs. "We are currently losing $25 million per day," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned in January.
There is a potential hitch to the new plan, Rizzo says: The USPS, while an independent federal agency that receives no tax dollars, is still "subject to congressional control, and congressional foot-dragging." So it's not clear how it will convince Congress to finally sign off on five-day-a-week delivery, or if it has found a workaround.
Among those who don't think this will save the USPS: Hallmark, the greeting card giant that "really wants you to be able to open that birthday card on a Saturday," says Catherine Ho at The Washington Post. Hallmark is putting some serious cash toward lobbying Congress to make sure the change doesn't happen. "Solving budget shortfalls through price increases and reduction of service not only won't work, it will make matters worse," Hallmark CEO Don Hall Jr. once argued. "I am concerned that going down this path does not address the critical issues and we will soon be talking about four-day or three-day delivery."
At least this isn't in effect now, it would be a shame to have an extra day to get that tax refund if you're expecting it on a Saturday :)
It's always nice to be apart of a growing economy, I first moved here almost 12 years ago and SLC has been on the constant rise ever since. Forbes.com just released their list of the top 20 fastest growing cities in the U.S Salt Lake came in at number 5 on the list with some pretty intersting stats.
2012 Population growth rate: 1.5%
2013 Population growth rate: 1.5%
Job growth rate: 2.8%
Gross Metro Product: 5.3%
Median salary: $60,000
3 Texas cities Austin, Houston, and Dallas took the top 3 slots respectively with Raleigh, NC coming in at number 4 on the list. Also, got to give a honorable mention to Provo finishing in the top 10 at #7 and Ogden at #20 on the list.
Guess that's why were finally getting a Popeye's chicken and Dunkin Donuts huh...lol. Either way, way to go SLC!
Looks like the lights mysteriously going out at the big game wasn't the only drama in the Big Easy this past weekend. After a celebrity Bowl game, Weezy (who's team lost btw) got into a small altercation with a cameraman.
More here from Allhiphop:
Young Money boss Lil Wayne was caught on video getting into a brief altercation with a cameraman this weekend. Wayne was one of the celebrity players at the annuall Beach Bowl football game during Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. After Wayne’s team lost the game he can be seen yelling at a cameraman during the post-game celebrations.
“Look at me m....f..... Look at me when you apologize,” says Wayne toward someone off camera.
E! News’s Alicia Quarles later caught up with Wayne to ask him what got him so upset. Wayne’s explains that he didn’t appreciate being pushed by one of the cameramen, and then seems to suggest that he would have reacted by pushing the man back but the color of his skin would have been held against him after the incident.
“I don’t like to be touched by people that I don’t tell to touch me. So I’ma get out of the building because if I touch somebody I go to jail because they not the color of me. They not the same color I am so you know how that go,” says Wayne.
He ended the interview with, “but to them, f... you!”
Wayne is still currently on probation after serving eight months at New York’s Rikers Island in 2010 for a gun possession conviction. If Wayne is seen as violating the terms of his probation he could be sent back to prison.
Maybe Wayne should just stick to skating :)
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