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Nightcap for July 18th, 2018

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“The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?'” – Robin Williams



America Tolerates Disrespect Unlike Other Countries

We’ve all seen it… people talking on social media about the president of the U.S. in ways very unbecoming and disrespectful to our country.

In America, we have the right to speak freely— unfortunately most Americans take full advantage of this right. We call each other names, we disrespect our president, and we do it all online for the entire world to see.

However, disrespecting the president didn’t go so well for one woman in China. After filming herself throwing ink on a poster that had the face of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the woman simply vanished without a trace and her family and friends suspect the government had something to do with it.

Read more about it here

Can you imagine if that’s how our government handled us when we expressed our right to “freedom of speech” here in America?



The Poor Helping The Rich Get Richer

Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashians, is paving the way to becoming the youngest billionaire in history.

Her current estimated wealth is a staggering $900 million, but for her fans, this simply won’t do. In fact, a GoFundMe campaign is in action to raise the additional $100 million needed to push her worth over the billion mark.

Say what?!

It’s hard to imagine people would actually donate money to this account, but they ARE! Regular folks like you and me are coming together to give her the one thing she doesn’t need: more money.

Funny thing is that some of the people profess to give money because they don’t believe they will ever be rich themselves… totally makes sense (insert eye roll).

This only goes to show just how obsessed we are with celebrities and their lives. We place their needs above our own and then wonder why our lives don’t produce what we need.

Read more about this crazy story here


Can You Name a Country?

In honor of Trump’s recent travels, Jimmy Kimmel went to the streets to see if Americans could name any country on the world map… Let’s just say it didn’t go well.

Watch the clip here



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