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Blackout: Major progressive web sites omit report that Starbucks is giving raises as result of GOP tax cut

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Yesterday at 5:09 am Reuters reported that Starbucks was going to give raises to employees. From the story:
Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will use some of the savings from the new U.S. corporate tax cuts to give domestic employees pay raises, company stock and expanded benefits with a combined worth of more than $250 million, the company said on Wednesday.
With the announcement, the world’s biggest coffee chain joins companies like Walmart (WMT.N), Apple Inc APPL.O, Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) in sharing their tax savings with employees.
Starbucks is known for giving its workers, which it calls “partners,” more generous pay and benefits than other mass-market restaurants and retailers.
“Investing in our partners has long been our strategy, and due to the recent changes in U.S. tax law, we are able to accelerate some significant partner investments,” Chief Executive Kevin Johnson said in a letter to employees.”
Read the rest of the story here.
Over 11 hours later, at 1:45 pm (Central Time), I went to several proggie web sites to search how they reported this great news. I searched the following sites to see if they had “Starbucks” or any story on their home page about this announcement:

At the time of my search, I didn’t find ANY article on this good news on the above web sites. Gee, I wonder why?
CBS news had the story, at the bottom of their home page under the “Money Watch” category. Fox News DID have the story, about a quarter of the way down on their home page.
Wonder if these progressive “news” web sites will get around to reporting this great news as a result of the GOP tax cut plan, which NOT ONE demorat voted for.
No wonder we call them #FakeNews.
DCG
PS: I checked all the web sites bulleted above at 9:30 pm last night and STILL NOTHING about the Starbucks announcement. Shocker, not.

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A good reason to stock up: Ammunition pulled from Walmart shelves in Ferguson amid violent clashes

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DailyMail: Ammunition has been pulled from the shelves of two Walmarts in Ferguson amid violent clashes over the police shooting of Michael Brown.
Employees were ordered to lock all bullets in a store cupboard on Monday after demonstrators stormed one of the stores and formed a barricade outside another.
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Bosses in Ferguson and nearby Maplewood revealed they took the precaution in fear of looting and violence as racial divides in the Missouri city show no sign of resolve.
It is the first time Walmart has taken such action since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, when assault rifles were removed from shelves in Connecticut.
Addressing Ferguson, Walmart spokesman Brian Nick told KMOV-TV: ‘If there is a history of violence and looting and other activity that are going on or things that are putting associates and customers at risk – then yes, decisions can be made based on those circumstances.’
Customers who wish to buy bullets will have to discuss their intended purchase with a sales assistant, he said. 
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The move came just days before a report was leaked revealing Darren Wilson told a grand jury he shot Brown because he feared for his life – a claim that has stoked renewed anger across Ferguson.
Protesters have taken to the streets every week calling for Wilson’s resignation.
On Monday, more than 43 people were arrested amid protests – many inside the Maplewood Walmart. The protests were held in memory of John Crawford, a black man who was killed in an Ohio Walmart days before Brown’s shooting in Missouri.
Demonstrations are expected to escalate today after the news that a grand jury has heard an account of the shooting that shines a favorable light on the police officer.
In it, Wilson claims he was sat in his SUV on patrol when the teenager leaned through the window, punching and scratching his face. He insists he feared for his life, which prompted him to shoot twice from inside the car. However, he does not acknowledge subsequently shooting Brown four times outside the vehicle.
A number of witnesses agree that Brown and Wilson were embroiled in a physical fight through the car window, but few had an accurate vantage point to see what was happening.
They insist, however, the teenager was trying to flee and holding up his hands.
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City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars’

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NY Post: More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here.

Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here.

“We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says the letter, obtained by The Post and addressed to Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation.

“Stop spending your dangerous dollars in our city,” the testy letter demands. “That’s right: this is a cease-and-desist letter.”

Last week, Walmart announced that it distributed $3 million last year to charities here, including $1 million to the New York Women’s Foundation, which offers job training, and $30,000 to Bailey House, which distributes groceries to low-income residents.

Walmart, which has been thwarted by union-backed opposition for more than a decade, said the handouts “can make a difference on big issues like hunger relief and career development.”

The retail giant said its business agenda “aligns with supporting the local organizations that are important to our customers and associates.”

But Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito called the donations “toxic money,” and accused Walmart of waging a “cynical public-relations campaign that disguises Walmart’s backwards anti-job agenda.” (Walmart employs over two million employees, so anti-job!)

Sources said activists will stage a demonstration Wednesday outside City Hall, tearing up giant, mocked-up, Ed McMahon-style checks from Walmart to prove their point.

A key bone of contention is the Waltons’ support of New York City charter schools. Since 2004, the Walton Family Foundation has funneled $16 million into the cause, including the DREAM Charter School, Village Academies and the Success Academy founded by Eva Moskowitz.

“We’re proud of the work they’re doing to transform the public-education landscape and proud to have played a small part in their success,” Walton Family Foundation spokeswoman Daphne Davis Moore said.

Walmart has raised eyebrows with its New York political contributions before.

As reported by The Post, former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz appeared to soften his attitude toward the company in 2011 after the retailer donated $150,000 to his summer Martin Luther King Jr. concert series.

In March, Walmart officials signaled a temporary retreat from efforts to open a New York City store after setbacks at a site in Brooklyn off the Belt Parkway.

Gee, I wonder why New York doesn’t want Walmart donating their “toxic money” to charter schools? See here (DeBlasio Starts His War on Charter Schools).

DCG

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WalMart Medical Center Cosmetic Surgery. Reason Not To Use.

Warning!!!     Eye Bleach Alert !!!     Warning!!!

What is once seen can never be unseen!

Dear Family and Friends,
Most of you know our friend Kathy went in for a surgical procedure for a Butt Lift at the Wal-Mart Medical Center. She didn’t have the most pleasant experience. She should’ve left well enough alone.
We wanted to show you how it turned out. We hope this keeps YOU from having this done.
Please, PLEASE, PLEASE . . Don’t get a Butt Lift at the Wal-Mart Medical Center. You will most certainly regret it!!!

Pass The Bleach.
~Steve~                                                      H/T     Hardnox

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Sandra Fluke's Dilemma is Solved – She Needs to be declared an EPA Wetlands Protected Area


Many of you have likely seen the heart rending testimony of Ms. Sandra Fluke, a law student at Georgetown University, before a Congressional Committee a few weeks ago. She was lamenting that no one would subsidize her birth control expenses, which she claimed would amount to $3000 during her three years in law school.
After watching Ms. Fluke describe her desperate situation I set to thinking of ways to help her out of her crisis.
First, of course I had to pass through the grieving period I experienced after hearing of her inhumane treatment at the hands of the Georgetown administration and our Government � what cruelty lurks in the heart of men that they would leave this poor woman to fend for herself when all she wanted to do was get laid seven times a day (see my analysis below).
Once I recovered from my grief, I set to thinking about ways to help this poor girl. Being a Physicist, I sat down with my calculator and worked through some numbers.
Ms. Fluke’s expense account for birth control (aka sexual entertainment) was claimed to be $3000 for three years at law school. Let’s presume that as an educated woman she wants to be doubly safe and uses both birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and condoms to prevent STD (sexually transmitted disease).
Using the Wal-Mart cost for birth control pills of $9 per month, her birth control pills will cost her $324 for her entire law school career (if you can call it a career � I can think of other names). This leaves only $2676 for her condoms.
I went to Amazon.com, and found quality condoms available for 33 cents each in packages of 60 condoms each. This cost includes tax and shipping. Since she has $2676 for her 33 cent condoms, she will be buying 8109 condoms during her law school “career”�.
To use her 8109 condoms (remember, $3000 was Ms. Fluke’s own number) she would have to have sex 7 times a day. This number presumes that she has sex ten times a day on Sundays when she has more free time.
So, having worked through these numbers, I have some suggestions for Ms. Fluke to help her work through her crisis:
1. Find dates that are gentlemanly enough to either provide their own condoms, or at least split the cost with her. Selection criteria is the key to this one.
2. Spend more time studying. Even seven “quickies” a day will seriously cut into quality study time. This would not only save money but would improve her education as well.
3. Seek funding from the EPA from one of their Wetlands Protection programs surely Ms. Fluke’s nether regions would qualify as wetlands given sex seven times a day.
Just trying to help out a starving student.
By the way, the average starting salary of new Georgetown Law School graduates is $160,000 a year, FYI.
Booth R. Myers, PhD
 H/T Kelleigh
LTG

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People of WalMart…

Always give us a good laugh!

Why even bother with the belt?

Outdoor living indeed…

At least they have similar likes!

Hopefully mom picked up some clothes for the kids!

Maybe he thinks women’s underwear would be more attractive?

DCG

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Walmart Has Added a Sign to Speed Checkout Service

H/T Kelleigh
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Need Washing?

A little girl had  been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this  beautiful red haired, freckle faced image of innocence.

It was pouring  outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so much  in a hurry to hit the earth it has no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there, under the awning, just inside the door of the WalMart. We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature messed
up their  hurried day.
I am always  mesmerized by rainfall. I got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens  washing away the dirt and dust of the world.  Memories of running,     splashing so carefree as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from     the worries of my day.
Her little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we were all caught in, ‘Mom let’s run through the rain,’ She said.
‘What?’ Mom asked.
‘Let’s run through the rain!’     She repeated.
‘No, honey. We’ll wait until it slows down a bit,’ Mom  replied.
This young child waited a minute and repeated: ‘Mom, let’s run through the rain..’
“We’ll get soaked if we do.” Mom  said.
“No, we won’t, Mom. That’s not what you said this morning.” the  young girl said as she tugged at her Mom’s arm.
“This morning? When  did I say we could run through the rain and not
get wet?”
‘Don’t you  remember? When you were talking to Daddy about his cancer, you said, ” If  God can get us through this, He can get us through anything!”
The  entire crowd stopped dead silent.. I swear you couldn’t hear anything but the rain.. We all stood silently. No one left. Mom paused and thought for a     moment about what she would say.
Now some would laugh it off and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was  said. But, this was a moment of affirmation in a young child’s life; a time  when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom into faith.
“Honey, you are absolutely right!. Let’s run through the rain!    If GOD  let’s us get wet;  well, maybe we just need washing.” Mom said.
Then  off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as they darted     past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They got soaked.
They were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like children all the way to their cars.   And yes, I did.  I ran. I got wet.   I needed washing.
Circumstances or people can take away your material possessions; they can take away your money, and they can take     away your health.  But ,no one can ever take away your precious memories.   So, don’t forget to make time and take the opportunities to make memories  everyday.
To everything there  is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven.
I HOPE YOU STILL  TAKE THE TIME TO RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.
H/T  to Shane Cobane, KIRO radio traffic reporter and  the best “Elvis Impersonator” I know! 
~~LTG

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Girl put some clothes on!

 

Bikini-clad woman kicked out of Walmart says she’s a survivor

Via KOMO News: Sandy McMillin’s story has received international attention after she said Walmart employees kicked her out for wearing a bikini. Her story has also prompted a flurry of online comments. Some viewers applauded McMillin for standing up to Walmart. Others criticized her for her choice of attire.
Sandy McMillin and her sister Karla Vogt went to Walmart (in Eugene, OR – a liberal cesspool) on Sunday to buy sour cream, chips and coffee creamer. The temperature that day hit 90 degrees, so McMillin threw on a turquoise bikini and a pair of shorts. She said five minutes into her shopping trip while in the clothing aisle, a store employee told her to put on a shirt or leave, saying the swimsuit violated health codes.
“I was horrified,” McMillin told KVAL News. “I am embarrassed.” McMillin said employees then escorted her and her sister out of the store. “I hadn’t done anything obnoxious or outlandish,” McMillin said.
Walmart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told KVAL News that McMillin has it all wrong. Hardie said customers complained and McMillin verbally abused people in the store. But Hardie said McMillin was never escorted outside.
I don’t care how hot outside it is – girl put some clothes on!
DCG

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Obama Loves America!


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