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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 174th Caption Contest!

This was a competitive contest, with a total of 54 caption submissions, many of which are very clever and witty!

The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 174th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and three #2 votes, totaling 10 points is . . .

Patrick Cornell!

This is the winning caption:

When this question and answer session is over can somebody take me to McDonalds for a happy meal?

Theyellowbear is in 2nd place, with two #1 votes, totaling 8 points. Here’s the caption:

“Well, if he would have just sat on his wallet, he wouldn’t have needed the booster…”

Larry is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points:

“The Gerber Baby in his high chair”

Another Patrick Cornell caption, S. Faulkner, and truckjunkie are in 4th place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their captions:

Patrick Cornell: “Where is my sippy cup?”

S. Faulkner: “No matter how much money he has, he will always be a little short.”

truckjunkie: “…and THAT is why you can’t sit at the “big kids’ table…”

Zigggy is in 5th place, with one #2 vote and 2 points:

“The Zuckerberg Cyborg sits atop his wireless charging station.”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Patrick Cornell!

Here is your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here and here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~Éowyn

Finland will end its “basic income” experiment by year’s end

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Pay attention and learn a lesson, Bernie.

From Fox News: The Finnish government reportedly announced Tuesday that it will end the country’s universal basic income program by year’s end — and appears to be taking on new measures to cut benefits to those who do not actively seek employment.

Finland was considered the first European country to pay a monthly check of $685 to its unemployed between ages 25 and 58. It was considered a pilot program — serving 2,000 randomly selected jobless people — that its founders hoped to expand.

“It’s a pity that it will end like this,” Olli Kangas, who oversees the Finnish government agency that focuses on social welfare and helped design the program, told the New York Times.

“The government has chosen to try a totally different path,” Kangas said. “Basic income is unconditional. Now, they are pursuing conditionality.”

David Whitley summed up Finland’s decision in the Orlando Sentinel.

“Proponents said the program wasn’t comprehensive enough to gauge its merits,” Whitley wrote. “Critics say it would have required a 30 percent tax increase on an already over-taxed population to be viable.”

But some cities, including San Francisco, continue to look into the basic income theory, the Times wrote. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2017 said that basic income should be explored “to make sure that everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.”

That was essentially Finland’s theory when announcing the pilot program.

The initial move was met with skepticism from citizens who questioned whether an unemployed young person would be motivated to find a job if they were making a steady income, albeit small.

“There is a fear that with basic income they would just stay at home and play computer games,” Heikki Hiilamo, a professor at the University of Helsinki, told the paper.

DCG

The little man Caption Contest

This is the 174th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t DCG):

Mark Zuckerberg at Senate committee, April 10, 2018

About the pic: On April 10, 2018, Facebook co-founder/chairman/CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation regarding Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data breach. of Facebook users’ personal information. Although his Facebook flagrantly violates users’ privacy by leaking their personal data and information, at the Senate hearing, Zuckerberg jealously guarded his own privacy by refusing to name the hotel he was staying in and the people he’d messaged that week.

Born and raised as a Jew, Zuckerberg became an atheist. In 2016, he said the atheism was “a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.” It appears he has reverted to his Jewish roots, judging by his recitation of a Jewish prayer, Mi Shebeirach, to the God of his ancestors at the end of his Harvard University commencement address in May 2017. (But when a Christian invokes the name of Jesus at commencement, all hell breaks lose.)

Only 33 years old, Zuckerberg has a net worth of $62.2 billion. He is 5′ 6″ tall.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Research by CDC scientists found there really is a Small Man, aka Napoleon, Syndrome. Men who feel they don’t measure up to traditional masculine gender norms, are three times more prone to seek power, war and conquest to make up for their physical shortcomings.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, click here.

~Eowyn

Just in time for the Oscars tonight: “The award for the biggest pedophile goes to…”

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From Hollywood Reporter: With a nod to the Oscar-nominated Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, conservative street artist Sabo has hijacked three billboards in Hollywood to attack the entertainment industry for allegedly shielding pedophiles.

Reminiscent of the signage in the Martin McDonagh film, which is up for seven Oscars including best picture, with black text on a field of red, three consecutive billboards in Hollywood sprang up Wednesday, each calling out the industry.

“And the Oscar for biggest pedophile goes to …” reads one sign.

Another says, “We all knew and still no arrests.”

A third billboard reads: “Name names on stage or shut the hell up!”

Until the artist, who goes by the name Sabo, took over the signage early Wednesday, the billboards were legitimate advertisements. Sabo manufactured fake overlays measuring as large as 48 feet across by 14 feet high and hired a crew of six men to help with installation, he told The Hollywood Reporter.

The first of the three massive signs appeared near the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood and another was a few hundred yards north. Still another appeared a few hundred yards from that one, mimicking the arrangement in the film, where three signs appeared in a row alongside a highway.

Sabo has posted faux ads attacking Hollywood on other occasions, but he said he considers the hijacking of three giant billboards on a single day his largest mission yet. The last time he took over a billboard was in November when he altered a sign for The Greatest Showman to make it appear like Sen. Al Franken was grabbing at Zendaya, who starred as a trapeze artist in the movie.

Franken, a former Saturday Night Live actor, has since resigned from the Senate amid allegations that he sexually harassed women, and nearly 100 other men in the entertainment industry also have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct since claims were made against Harvey Weinstein nearly five months ago.

Sabo says his signage is meant to criticize those who allegedly enabled sexual harassment with their silence, and to tell celebrities they should refrain from preaching during their Oscar acceptance speeches — for this one year, at least.

Read the rest of the story here.

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DCG

Street artist’s Facebook page shut down because of “hate speech” aimed at Zuckerberg

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Libtards will find a way to label anything as “hate speech” if it offends their sensibilities.

From Hollywood Reporter: “F*ck Zuck 2020” posters, the symbol after the “F” being a middle finger, were hung in various California cities.

The work of a conservative street artist known for skewering the liberal politics of celebrities and corporations has been deemed “hate speech” by Facebook, which shut his page down on Sunday.

The notice comes just days after the artist known as Sabo attacked Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg with posters disparaging his alleged presidential aspirations. “F*ck Zuck 2020” read the posters, the symbol after the “F” being a middle finger. They were hung in the dead of night last week in various California cities.

“Your page has been unpublished for using hate speech,” read the message at the Unsavory Agents fan page run by Sabo. Sabo is the artist’s pen name and Unsavory Agents is the name of his website and business where his artwork is sold.

Sabo last struck on Friday when he plastered fake ads and posters around Google and YouTube offices in Venice Calif. Those ads, some as large as 30 square feet and some plastered onto bus stop benches, ridiculed Google as a place that is hostile to free thinkers, a reference to the recent firing of an employee who penned a 3,000 word memo to co-workers critical of his employer’s focus on diversity in its hiring practices.

Sabo has also created disparaging street art aimed at Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lena Dunham, Cher and many more.

All of it is politically incorrect, Sabo freely acknowledges, but not “hate” worthy of censorship.

While Facebook wasn’t specific as to what it objected to, Sabo assumes it is retribution for his attack on Zuckerberg. Though Facebook may also have objected to recent posters featuring commentary on the Black Lives Matter political movement. Those faux ads, made to look like a genuine movie poster for War for the Planet of the Apes, feature the image of a well-armed ape on horseback with the text: “BLM: Kill Whitey.”

Then again, it could be a host of things that Facebook doesn’t like, considering Sabo has demeaned progressive sacred cows like climate change, affirmative action, transgenderism and much more.

But even though it’s not the first time Facebook has tried to correct his behavior, Sabo is convinced his banishment this time has something to do with Facebook’s leader.

“It took a week, but it finally came down,” Sabo tells THR. “Zuckerberg isn’t only a thief, he’s thin-skinned.”

Facebook didn’t immediately return a request for comment on Sunday.

DCG

Mark Zuckerberg joins Silicon Valley bigwigs in calling for government to give everybody free money

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Zuckerberg: Doesn’t understand how failure can drive one to succeed.

You are personally responsible for finding your own meaningful role, not the government. But that self-sufficiency mentality never crosses the mind of a proggie.

From Yahoo: CEO Mark Zuckerberg called on the need to consider universal basic income for Americans during his Harvard Commencement Speech.

Zuckerberg’s comments reflect those of other Silicon Valley bigwigs, including Sam Altman, the president of venture capital firm Y Combinator.

Every generation expands its definition of equality. Now it’s time for our generation to define a new social contract,” Zuckerberg said during his speech. “We should have a society that measures progress not by economic metrics like GDP but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure everyone has a cushion to try new ideas.

Zuckerberg said that, because he knew he had a safety net if projects like Facebook had failed, he was confident enough to continue on without fear of failing. Others, he said, such as children who need to support households instead of poking away on computers learning how to code, don’t have the foundation Zuckerberg had. Universal basic income would provide that sort of cushion, Zuckerberg argued.

Altman’s view is similar. A year ago, Altman said he thinkseveryone should have enough money to meet their basic needs—no matter what, especially if there are enough resources to make it possible. We don’t yet know how it should look or how to pay for it, but basic income seems a promising way to do this.” Altman believes basic income will be possible as technological advancements “generate an abundance of resources” that help decrease the cost of living.

DCG

How safe is your hospital?

Want to know how your hospital ranks in safety?

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades (formerly known as Hospital Safety Scores) are assigned to more than 2,600 general acute-care hospitals across the nation twice annually. The Safety Grade is becoming the gold standard measure of patient safety.

Leapfrog’s methodology:

  • Leapfrog works under the guidance of a seven-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel to select 30 measures and develop a scoring methodology. The Expert Panel is made up of patient safety experts from across the country — MDs and PhDs from major universities, such as Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University.
  • The data for Leapfrog’s scoring are national performance measures from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Hospital Association’s Annual Survey and Health Information Technology Supplement.
  • Taken together, those performance measures produce a single letter grade (A, B, C, D) that represents a hospital’s overall performance in keeping patients safe from preventable harm and medical errors. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade methodology has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

Note: A hospital must have enough safety data available for Leapfrog’s experts to issue it a letter grade. At this time, Leapfrog is unable to assign a grade to military or VA hospitals, critical access hospitals, specialty hospitals, children’s hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, etc. Leapfrog is studying ways to rate them in the future.

To find out the safety grade of your hospital:

  1. Click here or go to http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/your-hospitals-safety-grade/about-the-grade.
  2. At the top of the page is a green horizontal bar “How Safe is Your Hospital?”. Select your city/state or search by your zip code.

You’ll be surprised by the ratings. As an example, a hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas — Mercy Hospital — has a top “A” grade, whereas a hospital in San Francisco, CA — Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (formerly, San Francisco General Hospital) — is rated the lowest grade of “D”.

So what grade did your hospital get?

~Eowyn