Refusing to stand for the national anthem angers many and sows division in our country. Kaepernick and others who have refused to stand for the national anthem have caused division among their teams, their fans, and across the country. The Santa Clara police union hinted they would boycott providing security at games after Kaepernick revealed his reasons for protesting the national anthem and wore socks depicting pigs in police uniforms. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] Fans have been burning Kaepernick's jersey to show their distaste for his actions. One video of a jersey on fire posted on Facebook was captioned, "He says he's oppressed making $126 million. Well, Colin, here's my salute to you." [ 17 ]
The US military and Department of Veterans Affairs use social media to help prevent suicide. [ 46 ] The World Health Organization (WHO) uses social media to "disseminate health information and counter rumours," which was especially helpful after the Mar. 2011 Japanese earthquake and nuclear disaster when false information spread about ingesting salt to combat radiation. [ 47 ] The Boston Health Commission used social media to get information to its 4,500 Twitter followers about clinic locations and wait times for vaccines during the H1N1 outbreak. [ 48 ]
Joey Slaughter operated primarily as a car hauler when he started Blue Ridge Transport in 2010 after years as a Class 8 long-haul company driver. Slaughter guesses he ran his own 2005 Ram 3500 at about 80 cents per mile, a good deal lower than his $/mile average thereafter in a car-hauling Class 8 (minus any tractor payment — Slaughter’s currently part of Freightliner’s Team Run Smart group of operators ). He transitioned earlier this year from an open car-hauling trailer to a 53-ft. step deck pulled by a Class 8 tractor. He brought in $ a mile in revenue running hotshot, including deadhead, he says.