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Dick Cheney Apprehensive on Heart Transplant Operation

Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States, told “Fox News Sunday” that he has not decided whether or not he will undergo heart transplant.

Cheney added that his physicians told him that they see mark improvement on his health since he was diagnosed with an end-stage heart failure last year. Just last summer, he underwent an operation wherein his body was fitted with a battery-operated medical device which helps his heart pump blood throughout his body.

During his appearance in Fox, the former vice president looked healthier than he appeared just a few months after his summer operation. He also added that he has started working on a book and is planning a fishing trip towards the end of May.

When he was asked whether or not it is safe for him to go fishing with the electrical device attached to his body, 70-year old Cheney jokingly said that he is not supposed to fall in the water.

On a similar note, when the current U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he has decided not to show pictures of Osama’s death, Dick Cheney agreed. Cheney who is not a very huge fan of the current administration was all praises about the attack that led to Osama’s death.

Cheney further said that we have to give Obama “high marks” for sending SEAL team 6 to raid bin Laden and finally brought the international most wanted terrorist down.

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School Spankings to be Stopped by Online Activism

The social media has become a worldwide phenomenon and many challenge it to support a cause and make a difference.

Marc Ecko, a world-renowned designer, took on this challenge. He launched Unlimited Justice, his campaign to stop corporal punishments in schools, and has brought it online.

This campaign is a perfect example of how the Internet has changed the face of modern activism. Online activism has received both praises and activism. Many perceive it as a hero that promotes social good.

However, many also believe that it promotes “slacktivism” or a lazy approach to activism. Social media has been coined innovative and many are impressed by this technology, but many also think it makes people lazy and apathetic.

Despite the attacks, many still support online activism because of its huge overall impact to whatever cause an organization is fighting for. Also, although online activism requires less physical efforts as going out on the streets, many officials consider it as a campaign that holds a lot of weight.

As a perfect example of how effective online activism is, Ecko’s Unlimited Justice is said to be thanked for New Mexico’s legislation that bans corporal punishment in schools.

Many think that corporal punishment had long been abolished in the United States school system, but this is sadly not the case. Spanking and even paddling is still highly practiced in states like Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Only 30 states have abolished US Supreme Court decision in 1977 saying that corporal punishment in schools is lawful.

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