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This self-cleaning installment will be open for business Friday and Saturday nights and disappear during the day.  It's meant to deter men from using the usual places like alleyways and trees after a night of drinking. 


via 7 News Perth

Supporters of this system say it's better than a permanent public bathroom because it doesn't stick around long enough to invite vandalism and other unsavory behaviors. It's also more compact so it allows places that don't have room for a full bathroom to fulfill the need of a late night passer-by without becoming a permanent, unsightly fixture. 

social media woman calls out public fat-shaming group handing out cards on London Underground
Via @kflorish
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National Health Services (NHS) worker Kara Florish took to Twitter to document receiving a body-image shaming business card on London's Underground.

The card, which states to be from a group called "Overweight Haters Ltd", reads "fat" in large letters on one side. The other side contains a paragraph with a description of the "organization".

Writer Sean Thomas Knox witnessed a similar, separate body-shaming card incident, and tweeted about it's authenticity.



British Transport Police on Twitter are asking anyone with any information to get in touch with them.



Facebook hoax going
Via essaalroc
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The same chain-letter based hoax that floated around 2012 is back and scaring your family.

You might have noticed a flurry of action on your Facebook feed yesterday as people began copy and pasting what they believed was a legal notice, protecting the privacy of their profile data.

Stuff that looked like this:

As of September 27th , 2015 at 01:16 a.m. Eastern standard time, I do not give Facebook or any entities associated with...

Posted by Ines Ligron on Monday, September 28, 2015


Now it's official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the...

Posted by Stephani Victor on Monday, September 28, 2015


So, that's totally incorrect. Facebook has not threatened to make public the data contained in profiles and no mention has been made to charge for an upgraded privacy setting. Trust us. They're making a killing just doing what they're doing.

And even if they were, please do not believe that a status update will serve as a legally binding request to keep a business away from data that users are voluntarily putting on its servers. That's not how things work.

Luckily, not everyone took it seriously.



The messaging became so widespread that the company itself had to come out and warn users not to believe the hype.

While there may be water on Mars, don't believe everything you read on the internet today. Facebook is free and it...

Posted by Facebook on Monday, September 28, 2015


So, there you go. Your stuff won't be made public and status updates aren't binding legal statements.

Have a lovely day.

Public sex couple talks about it on a local news channel, for some strange reason.
Via Gawker
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For whatever reason, a couple in Norfolk, VA decided to express their physical love in a public parking lot in broad daylight.

Kimberly Jackson, 36, was arrested for being drunk in public. Police found her boyfriend, Earl Palmer, unresponsive and passed out, so they took him to a hospital.

Love.

For whatever further reason, they decided to talk about it with the local news channel.

The results are pretty magnificent.



The best part of this whole weird affair is when the reporter asks whether something like this will happen again.



You've got to credit the guy for his honesty.