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Tom Yossarian Joad

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April 28, 2023

Sweet Tooth series 2 drops on Netflix

I very much enjoyed the first season as it wasn't the kid's flick expected but one of the more imaginative series in a bit.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/sweet_tooth

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12809988/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_5_nm_3_q_swee

April 25, 2023

So long, Mr. Belafonte.

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April 24, 2023

Restaurant shuts down for a 'day of kindness' after verbal abuse from customers makes staff cry

Editor's note: This article was originally published on July 19, 2021. It has since been updated.

The owners of a farm-to-table restaurant on Cape Cod sent a strong message to the local community after they noticed a worrying trend in customers' behavior. Ever since Massachusetts allowed restaurants to fully reopen on May 29, several of Apt Cape Cod's employees had been on the receiving end of verbal abuse from rude customers on a number of occasions. Speaking to The New York Times, Brandi Felt Castellano — the co-owner of the establishment — explained that the final straw was when a man lashed out at one of their young employees for simply informing him that they could not take his breakfast takeout order since the restaurant had not opened yet.


Restaurant shuts down for a 'day of kindness' after verbal abuse from customers makes staff cry
'People are always rude to restaurant workers, but this far exceeds anything I've seen in my 20 years,' the restaurant co-owner said.

Restaurant shuts down for a 'day of kindness' after verbal abuse from customers makes staff cry
Cover Image Source: Facebook/Apt Cape Cod
By Jisha Joseph
April 21, 2023
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Editor's note: This article was originally published on July 19, 2021. It has since been updated.

The owners of a farm-to-table restaurant on Cape Cod sent a strong message to the local community after they noticed a worrying trend in customers' behavior. Ever since Massachusetts allowed restaurants to fully reopen on May 29, several of Apt Cape Cod's employees had been on the receiving end of verbal abuse from rude customers on a number of occasions. Speaking to The New York Times, Brandi Felt Castellano — the co-owner of the establishment — explained that the final straw was when a man lashed out at one of their young employees for simply informing him that they could not take his breakfast takeout order since the restaurant had not opened yet.

"I never thought it would become this," she said. Determined to put a stop to such incidents and to give their staff a break, Felt Castellano and her spouse, Regina Felt Castellano — who is also the head chef and co-owner — announced on Facebook that the restaurant would not open for breakfast that same day. They would treat their employees to a "day of kindness" instead, they said. An "astronomical influx" of customers had been screaming at employees, threatening to sue, arguing, yelling, and making team members cry, the owners explained in their post.

"This is an unacceptable way to treat any human," they added. "We will be open again for breakfast tomorrow. Please remember that many of my staff are young, this is their first job or summer job to help pay for college. We have had to make adjustments due to the increase in business volume, size of the kitchen, product availability, and staffing availability, we are not trying to ruin anyone's vacation or day off." As the Felt Castellanos' decision drew widespread attention in the community, other restaurateurs took to social media to share similar anecdotes which they said demonstrated the strain that fully reopening has placed on an industry that's been battered by the pandemic.

"Many of us didn't survive the pandemic," Felt Castellano said of restaurants. "For people to be this aggressive towards the ones that have is disheartening." She explained that this wasn't always the case as in pre-pandemic days and even during the initial stage of the health crisis, customers overwhelmingly exhibited kindness to the staff. However, ever since the state fully reopened restaurants, indignity after indignity has allegedly plagued Apt Cape Cod's 24 employees, many of whom are young and also include the couple's two children. /snip

https://scoop.upworthy.com/restaurant-shuts-down-for-day-of-kindness-customers-verbal-abuse-staff-cry-apt-cape-cod-543000-543000?fbclid=IwAR1_HD9ssBYr6VL_D4O5u8qXuipqnc5l61hB6bNiN3_1lz4J53lNpHQGtyg

April 24, 2023

Just remembering the times when a photo or even a GIF would put a time dent in reeading DU

Thank god those times are mostly behind us.

April 24, 2023

Found on FB

Stop watching opinion entertainment news.

News is about learning about events and putting those events into context. It is not about having your view being reinforced, be those views be based in love of humanity or hate. Any opinion news show that doesn’t abide by basic journalistic standards should be clearly labeled throughout the show.

https://www.facebook.com/TomPaineToday?__cft__[0]=AZXolu_vjM-GunHez7KjAMvzR-2o6g24-75sU_OU2EyUcpIcYpYrdogNcHBo0goD29sDn8LtA39oN8pC0pU8pRnRxpzXXGOTwwdlVX3n6JDHrfBHiKn-4Pp3w_jiRXhzGajU-BIK78RAevBlgteKMAgSeeenAwAXveN42gXVIXT_H7-EkoatITo7pRok2Tp03Pk&__tn__=-UC%2CP-R

I believe this is actually one of the things I love about DU. Lies get called out pretty quickly no matter what those lies try to serve.

I do love DU.

April 24, 2023

'Suddenly silent' Tucker Carlson lawyers up: report

Source: Alternet


Tucker Carlson, after parting ways with Fox News Monday morning, has reportedly retained a powerful and “aggressive” entertainment attorney, which could mean the right-wing cable channel might be facing yet another lawsuit, or at least a likely legal battle.

A Fox News statement said, “FOX News Media and Tucker Carlson have agreed to part ways,” but reports throughout the day have increasingly described the breakup not as a resignation, nor as a mutually agreed split, but as a firing, although that has not been confirmed.

Carlson, who promoted conspiracy theories and lies, racist, sexist, anti-LGBTQ, white nationalist, and Christian nationalist views, and falsehoods about the January 6 insurrection, was the networks’s top star.

Brian Stelter, the former CNN media reporter, tweeted that Carlson has “retained the famously aggressive entertainment lawyer Bryan Freedman.” (He also notes now-former CNN anchor Don Lemon has also retained the same lawyer.) /Snip

Read more: https://www.alternet.org/tucker-carlson-lawyers/?xrs=RebelMouse_fb&ts=1682371268&fbclid=IwAR0_mQssY8OeGkHkJe378gyZ23ttcw9lIJm69JpfMamM28IcYZf9fZDHVtg



This might get interesting.
April 24, 2023

A South Florida man shot at 2 Instacart delivery workers who went to the wrong house

Source: NPR

A man in South Florida shot at the car of two people who drove onto his property after they got lost trying to drop off an Instacart order, police said, leaving the car with bullet holes and a flat tire.

The resident said he fired after the car ran over his foot.

According to a report released by the Davie Police Department, 19-year-old Waldes Thomas Jr. and 18-year-old Diamond Harley Darville were attempting to deliver an Instacart grocery order on the evening of April 15 but were having trouble locating the address of the person who placed the order.
Caccavale's 12-year-old son approached them, and they said they tried to reverse out of the property and struck a boulder. They told investigators that was when Caccavale then aggressively approached the vehicle and grabbed at the driver's side window.

Thomas began driving the gray Honda Civic away when they heard three gunshots.

/snip


Read more: https://www.npr.org/2023/04/23/1171507677/south-florida-shot-at-instacart-delivery-driver-wrong-address?utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&fbclid=IwAR1BejdX5igvrGmmTIwPADwmdF5pQOxrSCiw8QfOPvfx7BnRgA00km6ErPs

April 24, 2023

And so for Confederate Memorial day: Fire Tucker Carlson

And for the next confederate holiday celebrated in certain Southern states I am hoping to see Trump sent to prison.

April 24, 2023

My sleep patterns have been nuts for a bit but I'm gonna sleep in more often.

I wake up the the news that Tucker's been kicked to the curb!

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