Donovan posed the question to a Facebook group he manages, “What are some things that you’ve noticed we no longer do as a modern society?” In this episode, he reads the comments as well as a list of 20 items that we no longer do because of the driving force of change by technological advancements.
Donovan discusses a recent survey poll where Taco Bell was selected as the most popular “Mexican” restaurant in America. Really? Also, a school in Georgia is implementing corporal punishment, i.e. paddling, as a disciplinary action. At least 1/3rd of the parents of the school children have agreed to this. What do you say?
Donovan chats about a new measure in Georgia that looks to mandate the start and stop times of the school year because currently school systems have shortened the summer vacation to the point that it’s apparently hurting tourism.
Donovan talks about Seth Andrews and the 400th episode of The Thinking Atheist podcast; Nike is getting some backlash for announcing Colin Kaepernick as their newest spokesperson.
Donovan discusses Labor Day and how it seems every federal holiday has been commercialized for the benefit of making a profit; Donovan tells the story of his trip to a Walmart Market Place, on Labor Day, and how he found someone that was more impatient that he is. He finishes out the story discussing a Confederate statue that was vandalized in Georgia and how he believes all of the statues and monuments should be moved to a museum, not destroyed.
Donovan gives an update on the state of his septic system and somewhat complains about customer service issues.
Do we all make certain assumptions when we meet people? Do the assumptions extend to biases or profiling based on race, even though we don’t mean to? Donovan talks about a moment where he found himself falling into that trap and why he should know better and what he did to try and make up for it.
Donovan talks about strange things he sees on the road in South Georgia.
A recent article from Ars Technica discusses how AT&T and Verizon screw customers in areas that have no other options than their slow and overpriced DSL services when much faster speeds in other areas are sold for about the same price. Donovan tells the story of his Internet journey from the days of dial-up to fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and having slow Internet access at home when he ran a broadband cable company where he had much faster access during the day.
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