Rape is not a joke

I don’t understand how in some people’s minds rape is a joke. It is something to laugh about on social media. Rape is a serious crime, like assault or murder. It needs to be treated as such by everyone.

From TP:

In an incident that shares several elements with the infamous Steubenville rape case that made national headlines last year, a 16-year-old girl from Texas says that photos of her unconscious body went viral online after she was drugged and raped at a party with her fellow high schoolers. But the victim isn’t backing down. She’s speaking out about what happened to her, telling her story to local press and asking to be identified as Jada.

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A really expensive smartphone

These days just about everyone has a smartphone. Dumb phones are a thing of the past. They are so 1999. Now days everyone is trying to get the latest and fastest smartphone. Why? It is like blue jean jackets in the 70′s. Only the coolest of the cool have the smartest of the smartphones. Therefore, unless you are rocking the Vertu Signature Touch. You ain’t nothing. BTW, do you have $11,000? (I’m not rocking the Vertu.)

From PC Mag:

I live in a 9-by-8-foot, windowless room in lower Manhattan, mattress haplessly laid on a bare floor. My diet is dominated by one-dollar slices and five-dollar footlongs. I’m a person of limited means, to say the least. And yet here I sit, holding the $10,800 Vertu Signature Touch, an Android smartphone that is, ounce for ounce, more costly than gold. It’s the absolute height of mobile decadence, complete with a personal concierge at your beck and call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Popping bottles in exclusive clubs, driving Bentleys down the French Riviera, and private mini submarine tours around the Maldives—all these things and more are just a button press away for Vertu owners. To hold it is at once exhilarating and terrifying. But this phone isn’t meant for schlubs like me; this is strictly catering to high-net-worth clientele. For a few fleeting days, though, I got a small glimpse into how the proverbial other half lives. And let me tell you, fellow plebes, they live quite well.

That’s not to say I think the Signature Touch is actually worth its weight in gold—far from it. But unlike previous luxury phones from Vertu, the Signature Touch is actually equipped to compete with more common flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S5$99.99 at Amazon and HTC One (M8)$99.99 at Amazon. That means a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip, beautiful 1080p display, and modern Android 4.4 software. It’s an excellent phone with impressive perks for the one-percenters who can afford it. The rest of us can keep dreaming.