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Alternate Realities Roundup 9/21

by Eric S. Peterson
- Posted // 2012-09-21 -

Mother Jones highlights seven other embarrassing statements you may have missed from Mitt Romney’s “47 percent video” including Romney’s mocking of immigration and his false claim that the Federal reserve is buying “three-quarters” of America’s debt.

Top of the Alty World

“Seven Highlights You Missed from the Romney Video”—MotherJones

Following the Arab spring, LGBT activists in Tunisia still remain marginalized and excluded form the political process.—Indy Week

A new study finds that repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” helped strengthen the U.S. military.—Slate

The Boulder Weekly analyzes the troubling implications of waste wells that contain 30 trillion tons of toxic waste under the earth’s surface.—Boulder Weekly

Top of Alty

Utah Democratic candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams lays out his plan for overhauling county government.—KUER

The battle over whether or not to incorporate Millcreek in Salt Lake County heats up.—Salt Lake City Weekly

KRCL profiles the life of an Iraqi refugee living in Utah.—RadioActive

Rantosphere

John Rasmuson reflects on the recent shooting in New York City and the troubling implication of New York City Police officers successfully hitting perpetrators only 34 percent of the time.

“If a trained policeman under duress hits the target only 34 percent of the time, it is reasonable to conclude that the average, pistol-packing Utahn would do much worse. Those among us concerned about their personal safety would be better off buying a Kevlar undershirt than a handgun.”—Salt Lake City Weekly

The Long View

CW’s Colin Wolf profiles “sugar daddies” in Utah and the "sugar" industry in Zion.

“In April 2011, SeekingArrangment.com, the world’s largest sugar-daddy website, released a slew of data ranking the nation’s top cities for sugar-daddy activity. According to information from its user profiles and the 2010 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City’s sugar daddies spend an average of $54,760 annually on mistresses, which places Salt Lake City eighth in the nation among generous sugar daddies. On top of that, Salt Lake City is also ranked 17th in sugar-daddy density, with 1.5 sugar daddies per 1,000 men. That’s a lot of sugar.”—Salt Lake City Weekly

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