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Boston Market to take salt off table....

Posted August 24th, 2012 by kelvin

The casual-dining chain, best-known for its spinning chicken rotisseries and its tasty but often-salty side dishes, is announcing plans today to remove salt shakers from guest tables at all 476 locations.

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Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City that Outsourced Everything

Posted August 22nd, 2012 by roryn3kids

Privatizing nearly every aspect of governmental services except police and fire (and not falling into the debt trap of budget busting pension plans) has taken a city budget from high debt to a surplus - and improved the quality of life and lowered property as well. Exactly what the Libertarian philosophy predicts.

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Communal Aggriculture Starved the Pilgrims, Capitalism Saved Them

When the pilgrims first came to America they almost all starved to death because they adopted communal agriculture. How the pilgrims saved themselves was to adopt the primary prerequisite for a capitalism economy, private property. Mayflower pilgrims had a system in which all goods were owned by the community. All produce was in a common store, from which each individual would receive equal ration regardless of how much he had contributed. The colony was unable to produce enough food until individuals traded with Indians and fellow Pilgrims.

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State says 'No Beer For You'

Posted August 9th, 2012 by mvktr2

This story involves 2 of my great passions. The pursuit of liberty and craft beer! The state (New Hampshire in this case) is barring sale of Founders Breakfast Stout because the label shows a baby eating it's oatmeal... an obvious reference to this being an oatmeal stout.

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Silk Road Armory Closing

Posted August 7th, 2012 by rastahomie

This is a link to the discussion about the Silk Road Armory closing. You will need TOR to be able to see the link.

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California Restaurant Offers 100 Percent Bacon Burger

Posted July 7th, 2012 by snowdog2012

The ‘Merica, the restaurant’s July burger of the month, is a 100 percent ground bacon burger topped with more bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, bacon island dressing and bacon cheddar cheese. The burger costs $10.95 and is available until the end of July.

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Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline 'guilty of fraud'

Posted July 5th, 2012 by ecigarettes

GlaxoSmithKline Plc, the British drugmaker, has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges, and pay $3bn to settle what government officials described as the largest case of healthcare fraud in US history. Monday's agreement , which still needs court approval, would resolve allegations that the British drugmaker broke US laws in marketing two popular drugs for unapproved uses and to failing to disclose important safety information on a third. The three billion dollar combined criminal-civil fine will be the largest penalty ever...

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Uninsured Americans are not the problem.

Posted June 29th, 2012 by misterfozzybear

"It is the number of Americans sick with preventable diseases, not the number of uninsured Americans, or the cost of prescription drugs that is of most concern. More affordable prescription drugs are not what we need – reduced need for prescription drugs is what we need.. More than increasing access to care, we need less requirement for care. To truly improve the health of the American people and reduce health care spending, Americans must take control of their own health."

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Poisoning Workers at the Bottom of the Food Chain

Posted June 25th, 2012 by ecigarettes

Laboring in the blackberry fields of central Arkansas, the 18-year-old Mexican immigrant suddenly turned ill. Her nose began to bleed, her skin developed a rash, and she vomited. The doctor told her it was most likely flu or bacterial infection, but farmworker Tania Banda-Rodriguez suspected pesticides. Under federal law, growers must promptly report the chemicals they spray. It took the worker, and a Tennessee legal services lawyer helping her, six months to learn precisely what chemical doused those blackberry fields. The company ignored her requests for the information.

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Mesquite Charcoal Conspiracy Becomes A Federal Antitrust Case

Posted June 19th, 2012 by iamodd999

According to federal prosecutors, starting around January 2000 through roughly September 2010, William W. Lord, the owner of Chef’s Choice Mesquite Charcoal, Carpinteria, CA, entered into a conspiracy with a Los Angeles-area and a separate San Francisco-area mesquite charcoal distributor. The three competitors allegedly agreed to refrain from competing for the sale of mesquite charcoal to each other’s customers in order to maintain current mesquite charcoal prices and to retain their respective customers.

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