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This comment just rubbed me the wrong way...

"I operate heavy machinery and make that... how does a fry cook get that?" said Carole Holfeld, a 39-year-old forklift operator and single mother from Tacoma, Wash. Making $16 an hour at Mega Brands, where she's worked for seven years, she doesn't think waiters deserve to make more than she does. What if the minimum wage is raised to $15? "Zero tip," she said.



This from a story about opponents to raising the wages.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/raise-minimum-wage-foes-say-theyll-stop-tipping-n39011


I would love to respond to that asshole! They handle and prepare your food, that's why! Lame ass excuse for not tipping the server. My guess it they already don't tip.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 12:27 PM (117 replies)

5 Most Miserable States

The well-being of Americans hasn't improved in the past six years, and it even declined slightly in 2013, according to a recent Gallup study. But while national figures remained flat overall, the ranks of the states with the highest well-being scores changed considerably. Hawaii, 2012's top state, fell to number eight in 2013, and the new top-ranked state didn't crack the Top 10 a year ago.

5 most miserable states:
No. 5: Ohio
No. 4: Alabama
No. 3. Mississippi
No. 2: Kentucky
No. 1: West Virginia

Lovely, I live in Ohio, But what I noticed, with the exception of Ohio, the rest are all southern states.

5 happiest states:
No. 5: Montana
No. 4: Minnesota eh
3: Nebraska
No. 2: South Dakota
1: North Dakota

All rural states, no big city pressures.

http://money.msn.com/investing/americas-5-most-miserable-and-5-happiest-states?gt1=33002
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 27, 2014, 06:34 AM (3 replies)

Who is to blame for this? - Michelle Obama

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The drop emerged from a major federal health survey that experts say is the gold standard for evidence on what Americans weigh. The trend came as a welcome surprise to researchers. New evidence has shown that obesity takes hold young: Children who are overweight or obese at 3 to 5 years old are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults.

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Barry M. Popkin, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who has tracked American food purchases in a large data project, said families with children had been buying lower-calorie foods over the past decade, a pattern he said was unrelated to the economic downturn.

He credited those habits, and changes in the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, for the decline in obesity among young children. The program, which subsidizes food for low-income women, reduced funding for fruit juices, cheese and eggs and increased it for whole fruits and vegetables.

Another possible explanation is that some combination of state, local and federal policies aimed at reducing obesity is starting to make a difference. Michelle Obama, the first lady, has led a push to change young children’s eating and exercise habits and 10,000 child care centers across the country have signed on. The news announcement from the C.D.C. included a remark from Mrs. Obama: “I am thrilled at the progress we’ve made over the last few years in obesity rates among our youngest Americans.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/health/obesity-rate-for-young-children-plummets-43-in-a-decade.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140226&_r=0


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 26, 2014, 06:46 AM (9 replies)

A curtain falls in the Airport Security Theater

Federal Air Marshal Service Offices Set to Close in Six Cities

More than a fifth of Federal Air Marshal Service's field offices will be closed over the next two years, government sources told NBC News late Tuesday.

Pittsburgh, Tampa, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Diego and Cincinnati will lose their bases, leaving 20 sites across the country. Air marshals will continue to fly in and out of the cities which are losing field offices.

The cities were chosen because of changing airline priorities and mergers with flight patterns and passengers loads also being taken into consideration.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-air-marshal-service-offices-set-close-six-cities-n38881
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 26, 2014, 06:39 AM (2 replies)

Girl Scout banks on the munchies

Girl Scout is selling cookies at a cannabis clinic in San Francisco

Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday, armed with boxes of Tagalongs, Dulce de Leches and other cookie varieties she and other scouts sell annually.
Any patients at The Green Cross with the munchies didn't stand a chance. In two hours on President's Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — people gobbled up all her Dulce de Leches and blazed through the Tagalongs. According to her mother, Carol, that's 37 more boxes than what she sold during the same two-hour period outside a small Safeway the next day.

See also: 8 Wines to Pair With Your Fast Food

Carol said her two middle-school-aged daughters have sold Girl Scout cookies outside a medical marijuana clinic before, though this was the first time they stopped by The Green Cross. She usually has them set up shop at various points around San Francisco so they can learn about different environments while earning some cash. Plus, Carol figured this might be a good way to start a conversation about drugs and how some use marijuana as medicine while others just get high.

“You put it in terms that they may understand,” Carol said. “I'm not condoning it, I'm not saying go out in the streets and take marijuana It also adds a little bit of cool factor. I can be a cool parent for a little bit.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_25191695/savvy-girl-scout-is-selling-cookies-at-cannabis
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 24, 2014, 10:07 AM (6 replies)

Sulfuric Acid Fire Injures Four, Forces Iowa Town to Evacuate

A fire containing sulfuric acid burning at an airport facility in northern Iowa has injured at least four people and forced the evacuation of a small town.

Residents of Northwood, Iowa, were asked to evacuate by Worth County Emergency Management, who called the fire at Northwood Municipal Airport a "dangerous situation."

The fire was burning at a fertilizer plant on the airport grounds, The Quad-City Times reported.

Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, about 20 miles from the fire, received four patients Thursday morning, a hospital spokesperson said. The patients all walked in seeking treatment on their own; the extent of their injuries was not made public.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/sulfuric-acid-fire-injures-four-forces-iowa-town-evacuate-n34596
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 20, 2014, 02:01 PM (1 replies)

The Frozen Congressman

You guess which one...


Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Feb 19, 2014, 06:39 AM (2 replies)

Gunman At Large After Shooting Woman Outside of Indiana Day Care

Police are searching for a gunman suspected of shooting a woman multiple times outside of an Indianapolis day care early Tuesday, authorities said.

The shooting — believed to be a domestic dispute — occurred around 7:20 a.m. ET in the parking lot of the Eagle View KinderCare in Indianapolis’ west side, according to NBC affiliate WTHR.

The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The suspect is identified as 33-year-old Christopher Justice, who was last seen driving a black Ford, police said. Justice is the ex-husband of the victim, WTHR reported.

The woman had just dropped off her two children at the day care when the shooting occurred, investigators said. Witnesses at a nearby McDonald's said they heard at least seven gunshots.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gunman-large-after-shooting-woman-outside-indiana-day-care-n32706

America unsafe anywhere!
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Feb 18, 2014, 01:08 PM (5 replies)

Panty Protest

Kazakhstan Women Outraged by Lace Underwear Ban

Women took to the streets wearing panties on their heads Sunday as they protested new laws banning lace underwear in Kazakhstan.

The legislation - which includes provisions covering the required level of moisture absorbtion in the garments - will come into force this summer in Kazakhstan as well as Russia and Belarus, according to the Moscow Times.


This sparked the so-called "Panties for the President" demonstrations in the Kazakh capital, Almaty, on Sunday.

"It irritates me the most that the authorities want to decide what I should wear," Iryna Davydenko, a bank manager who travels regularly between Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine, told Al Arabiya English. "As if all other issues in the country are solved and the only outstanding issue is ladies' panties."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asia/panty-protest-kazakhstan-women-outraged-lace-underwear-ban-n31956

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Feb 17, 2014, 10:34 AM (3 replies)

The monopolization continues: Comcast Set to Acquire Time Warner Cable for $45 Billion

Comcast is expected to announce on Thursday an agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable for more than $45 billion in stock, a deal that would combine the biggest and second-biggest cable television operators in the country.

For Comcast, which completed its acquisition of NBC Universal, the television and movie powerhouse, from General Electric less than a year ago, the latest deal would be its second big act to radically reshape the media landscape in the United States. And the merger is almost certain to bring to an end a protracted takeover battle that Charter Communications has been waging for Time Warner Cable.

For Time Warner Cable, the deal provides a neat solution to its problems. It will receive just about the $160-a-share price it said was its true value, and possibly more. It will no longer have to slog ahead with a turnaround plan being run by a new chief executive, Rob Marcus. And it will allow it to become part of the company that is already the dominant force in cable television services.

Despite combining the two largest cable operators in the country, a merger may have little impact on consumers. Comcast and Time Warner Cable compete in very few markets. As a result, few consumers will see their choices of cable operators reduced.

Nonetheless, regulators will surely look carefully at the impact on the deal to consumers, and may also focus on whether the combined company will have additional power in negotiations with cable networks, a recent source of tension in the industry.


http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/comcast-set-to-acquire-time-warner-cable/?_php=true&_type=blogs&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140213&_r=0
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Feb 13, 2014, 06:57 AM (10 replies)
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