Let’s be real about this. The baker is not being asked to do anything that violates his religion, unless his religion prohibits the baking, decorating and selling of cakes. What the baker is doing is attempting to impose his religious beliefs on others. This is simple intolerance, and he is breaking the law which prohibits discrimination. Any sane judiciary would see this and make short work of it. I do see this as a freedom of speech issue.
People who live in the areas hit hardest by the hurricane that pounded Houston over the weekend have long been used to major storms blowing in off the Gulf of Mexico. But this storm, and the flooding that came after, was unlike any other. New York Times readers following the devastation wrought by pounding rains and rapidly rising floodwater shared expressions of shock, sympathy and encouragement for those awaiting rescue.
A little research on my part showed that the test was well known by experts to be bogus, bearing no relation to how a dog would respond in a normal household setting. Finally, after a month of arguing with them and signing all manner of waiver forms and the supervisor warning me that the dog would “tear [my] hand off” if I touched his food dish, I was able to bring him home. The first thing I did was give him some food, then slowly pull his dish away. All he did was follow the food.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".