Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1226

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS: Modern irritations may seem irrelevant after watching people who don't even have enough water repeat them. Water is life.

THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE: The View ladies are split.

GMOs: The video Monsanto doesn't want you to see.

SIMCITY: The next generation.

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  1. Ryan says

    I really despise the proliferation of the term “first world problems.” The use pretty much was only applied to the problems of the elites, which was one thing, but now the term is being applied to pretty much everything.

    A problem is a problem is a problem. That there are worse problems out there doesn’t make a problem cease to be one.

    What really makes me angry, though, is the term has been upended by the wealthy elite so often now to be directed at the middle and working class, as if to say “shut up and be thankful you have bread and water.”

    There are injustices that exist even in wealthy nations, especially wealthy nations where the income gap between the extraordinary rich and almost everyone else is so huge. When the 6 Walmart heirs control more wealth than the poorest 100 million Americans, our problems extend way past the first world and threaten to turn us into a Banana Republic.

  2. Dastius Krazitauc says

    Does anyone here speak “Whoopi”? She says Obamacare should be called “MassCare” because it came out of Kennedy. What does that mean?

  3. Brian says

    The GMO video is alarmist bullsh*t. There is zero evidenced that genetically modified food is in any way dangerous. Farmers have been manipulating genes in produce for centuries. It’s called ‘cross-fertilization.’ The people making this video want to scare people away from science, as if Monsanto has a bunch of evil geniuses who want to build monsters and take over the world. Ridiculous.

  4. MikeH says

    Prop 37 is the text book example of a poorly written ballot measure. This is something best left to the FDA or our elected officials. If you don’t believe me, take the time to read it… it’s a mess. I’m voting NO.

    On another slightly irritating topic which hasn’t been covered much – Towleroad should publish something on San Francisco Ballot F – which is to commission a study for the feasibility of removing the Hetch Hetchy dam in Yosemite and restoring the valley. This would be something great for all Americans to return a natural treasure… yet the “environmentally conscious” liberals of the Bay Area are balking about even doing the study – yet they’re running around pushing Prop 37? Even the Sierra Club has bowed to big money interests and is taking a “neutral” position. A neutral position on something which broke the heart of it’s founder John Muir?

    Hypocrisy at its worse.

    Now I’ll get off my soapbox… but seriously, check out SF Measure F.

  5. Bill says

    Where were charities when Europe was poor and illiterate? They didn’t exist. Europeans had to work their way out of that situation over a long period. Charities were started in Europe. People are just going to have to face that these people will have to struggle through it even with the incredible help they get.

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