It seems counter-intuitive that social media networks people use today can put themselves in a financial issue, when it comes to loans. Social media networks have became a world wide use, when trying to find information on someone else such as a friend, family, anyone. These days loan lenders have began to use social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and linkedIn as a new form of information data to determine the credit worthiness of loan applicants. Many U.S based lenders for an example, LendUp, which is based out of San Francisco checks Facebook and Twitter profiles of potential borrowers to see the number of friends they have and how often they interact with others through the site. The company LendUP views an active social media life as an indicator of stability. Other companies especially international lenders use similar tactics like ones in the U.S. Lenddo loan company denies credit to applicants, who are Facebook friends with someone who was late or didn’t repay a Lenddo loan. The problem that many consumer advocates believe is applicants can be subject to unfair and discriminatory decisions by lenders.
It seems counterintuitive to help heroin addicts recover by giving them free and pure heroin to better their addiction. Vancouver is a port town, which mean its a hub for drugs by boat from the pacific, including heroin. Vancouver has set up a safe zone called, Insite, where addicts can shoot up under supervision of a nurse without having to deal with any law-enforcements. We tend to believe that in order to help any kind of addict, we must have to make them not want to do their addiction anymore, but Vancouver believes we should give them their drug as a form of treatment.
It seems counterintuitive to enjoy a circus show of elephants or to enjoy riding one but it can be animal abuse, when viewed under a different light. In the Jacksonville Coliseum a circus show comes on in the afternoon and evening with performances of elephants doing aerobic tricks and stunts. Kenny, a 3 year old elephant, who performs in the Coliseum showed signs of sickness during his performance, such as slow movements, missed choreography, and ab-normal noises. After Kenny’s afternoon show he developed diarrhea and began bleeding from his bottom. After his next evening show an attendant found Kenny’s bloodied body across the concrete floor. Consequences were later faced to the Ringling Bros, the ones who operate and care for all animals in their show. For years animal rights organizations had been releasing videos showing Ringling trainers abusing elephants, but USDA investigations never produced evidence to shut them down. Ringling Bros are a successful circus show that thousands come to see, but many of the audience doesn’t see what happens to those elephants behind the curtains.