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Useful Idiots: Chipotle Espouses Communist Rhetoric On To-Go Bags

Useful Idiots: Chipotle Espouses Communist Rhetoric On To-Go Bags

ZChipotleAfter Chipotle declared that they were prohibiting patrons from exercising their Second Amendment rights in their restaurants, the Mexican grill took another step to the left by writing slogans on their bags that include plainly Communist rhetoric.

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The fast-food grill now issues paper bags for to-go orders with a variety of quotes from authors like Toni Morrison, Malcolm Gladwell and George Saunders.

The campaign, announced in May, was created by militant vegetarian Jonathan Safran Foer who claims that he wanted to offer people something to read while dining.

“A lot of these people don’t have access to libraries, or bookstores,” Foer said. “Something felt very democratic and good about this.”

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Um… Okay. I can scarcely think of a town that has a Chipotle but not a public library. But moving on…

This is an attempt at clever marketing; let’s not pretend this is a humanitarian attempt provide literature one slogan at a time to the masses.

Still, one quote has stood out from the rest as it unabashedly calls for a Utopian existence free of monetary arrangements and committed to a Bolshevist ideology.

A bag with a quote from George Saunders offers this bit of pretentious rambling:

“Hope that, in future, all is well, everyone eats free, no one must work, all just sit around feeling love for one another.”

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Damn- that should have been Obama’s campaign slogan…

The brief statement is simply absurd. Aside from the obvious impracticalities of such a world, the bag’s quote describes, essentially, a world without purpose- no working, no comparative value- just nothingness.

Further, the quote promotes a Communist ideology that is simply and ironically incompatible with the food establishment in which it is offered.

It’s amazing that I must state the obvious but….

If everybody eats for free, then Chipotle cannot exist as they must charge for their food.

Further, who would make the burritos if nobody must work but were, instead, sitting around the walk-in freezer “feeling love for one another?”

he saying on the bag is a colossally-moronic bit of pretentious garble that has no real relation to the world and can only serve as an embarrassment for Chipotle, Mr. Saunders and any Hippy-dippy moron dumb enough to gleam any semblance of thought from this brief and idiotic statement.

Suspect indicted for kidnapping, murder of Holly Bobo

Suspect indicted for kidnapping, murder of Holly Bobo

by WSMV.com

Holly Bobo
Holly Bobo

In a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn announced a specially called Decatur County grand jury had issued a true bill and indicted Zachary Rye Adams, 29, on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree murder.

“We’ve spent hundreds of hours on the case. Hundreds of searches conducted. It was expensive and exhausting,” said Gwyn. “Please pray for the family as the investigation continues.”

Bobo was 20 years old when she disappeared outside her Darden, TN, home on April 13, 2011, as Bobo’s brother, Clint, saw her being led away from the home between 7:30 and 8 a.m.

The investigation appeared to pick up steam last Friday after agents from the TBI and FBI searched several locations in Decatur and surrounding counties, including the home and property of Adams in Holladay, TN, about 15 miles from the Bobo residence.

Adams was arrested on Friday on unrelated assault charges in which authorities said he held a gun to the head of Amber Bray and threatened to “gut” her.

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Adams is currently being held without bond in nearby Chester County. He will be arraigned on the current charges on Tuesday. He will tell a judge at that time whether he can afford to hire a lawyer or if he needs one appointed.

Gwyn would not say what kind of evidence was found during the search or whether authorities have recovered any remains.

Gwyn did not rule out the possibility of other arrests in the case and said the investigation in continuing.

“We are confident that, as the public understands, we’re moving forward, that they will come forward with the information they have,” said Gwyn. “We hope this will lead us to additional information.”

Gwyn said someone from the TBI spoke with the Bobo family before the indictment was announced at a news conference.

“Obviously, they’re devastated,” Gwyn said.

Asked about the basis for the charges of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder, District Attorney General Hansel McCadams said, “We believe we can prove that she was taken forcefully from her home without her consent.”

“Based on the evidence that we have before us, we also feel that she was killed in the perpetration of that kidnapping,” McAdams said.

McCadams said he will consider pursuing the death penalty if Adams is convicted.

Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt said the indictment could be the first step of closure for the family and community.

“Thanks to the volunteers and agencies that have helped with this search,” said Wyatt. “This is the first step we have to finding closure.”

Holly Bobo’s family did not issue a statement after the indictment. The family’s pastor said the family was “appreciative of all the support they’ve received and all that the investigators have done.”

On Saturday the community held a 12-hour prayer vigil at the Bobo’s church.

Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold

Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold

by WSMV.com

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Sex crimes detectives said that Nashville is part of a four-city human trafficking “loop” that also includes Birmingham, Memphis and Atlanta.

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee.

“The trafficker said to them (slaves) on the way here, I’m taking you to Nashville because I can make more money off you there,” said Derri Smith, executive director of End Slavery.

Kidnapping Children TraffickingSex crimes detectives said that Nashville is part of a four-city human trafficking “loop” that also includes Birmingham, Memphis and Atlanta.

“It’s almost like a circuit,” said an undercover Metro sex crimes detective.

Investigators said the girls are taken from city to city.

The TBI estimates in Davidson and Coffee counties there have been more than 200 recent cases of minors being sold into slavery.

Photographs obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team from law enforcement show the circumstances where the girls are kept.

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One photograph shows a gun in a bathtub where a girl was duct-taped and left for hours.

Another shows the kinds of tickets, often seen in carnivals, that are used to sell the girls.

One group of photos shows shrines set up in hotel rooms to Santa Muerte, a kind of cult, where pimps pray for protections from cops and other competition.

Child Abuse“The youngest investigation I’ve worked was on a 12-year-old,” said the undercover detective.

A survivor of a sex trafficking loop agreed to share her story with the Channel 4 I-Team.

“Stephanie,” who is now 18 years old, is currently in Middle Tennessee, brought here by investigators while the men charged with selling her are being prosecuted on the West Coast.

She is getting counseling and help from the nonprofit End Slavery that interviewed her this year, and both they, and Stephanie, agreed to share that interview with Channel 4.

Stephanie said she was 15 when she was first sold into slavery. She said an older man showed her affection and then drugged her.

“I woke up, and I was being raped by everybody in the room,” she said.

She said the man then threatened her and said she needed to leave town with him or he would come after her family. After traveling with him for a while, she said the man took her to an abandoned house.

“He chained me to a pole in a basement. I was there for a while,” she said.

Basement bed girls chained kidnapped sex slave
Basement bed for girls

Stephanie said in that basement, she found she wasn’t the only girl being held captive.

“She was all filthy, she was all scared to talk. One day they came down to feed us, and they caught us talking. Then they put her upstairs. And after that, I never seen her again,” Stephanie said.

But her ordeal in the loop was just getting started.

“He sold me to a gang member. He (the gang member) made me wear heels, made me wear lingerie to the clubs. He made me prostitute myself,” she said.

Finally, she was arrested by police, and revealed her true age.

“I told him my name, I told him my age, I told him when I went missing, I told him how long I was missing,” she said.

After agreeing to testify against her abductors, she is now getting help from End Slavery, including documenting on camera how she survived.

“It was totally her idea. She approached us. She said, ‘Do you know any journalists? I want to tell my story.’ She’s ready to have a voice,” Smith said.

Smith said Stephanie is working on getting her GED and has a job.

FBI: Man, 68, Hid Sewing Needles In Packaged Meat

FBI: Man, 68, Hid Sewing Needles In Packaged Meat

Suspect said he tampered with food “just for the hell of it”

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JULY 31—For more than a year, an elderly Illinois man who carried a portable oxygen tank and rode around in a motorized scooter allegedly put sewingSewing needlesneedles inside packaged meat sold at a Shop ‘n Save grocery store, according to the FBI.

When Ronald Avers, 68, was confronted by investigators Tuesday in a store near his Belleville residence, he reportedly copped to the meat tampering. Claiming that he inserted the sewing needles “just for the hell of it,” Avers told agents that, “it was stupidity, I didn’t want to hurt nobody.”

Remarkably, though the tampering spanned almost 14 months, Shop ‘n Save officials only first contacted law enforcement about the needles earlier this month, according to the seven-count felony complaint sworn by FBI Agent Daniel Cook.

Avers is charged with with sticking needles in meat packages on seven separate occasions beginning last May. Six of the needles were discovered by customers and one was spotted by a Shop ‘n Save employee at the North Belt West Road store.

In January, a customer “found the sewing needle in her mouth while eating” boneless chuck roast purchased at Shop ‘n Save. In June, a customer reported that they were stuck in the hand by a needle that had been placed in a steak.

Asked about the failure to timely disclose the tampering to law enforcement officials, Jeff Swanson, a spokesperson for the grocery chain’s parent company, Supervalu, said that the firm detected “no initial pattern or frequency” to the tampering. This claim is directly contradicted by the FBI affidavit.

Asked whether the delay in contacting criminal investigators was because the company feared bad publicity and decreased business, Swanson said, “The safety of customers is a top priority.”

Shop ‘n Save, Agent Cook reported, conducted an internal investigation of the tampering incidents and identified an elderly white male as a possible suspect.

The man–who was seen carrying an oxygen tank and using a motorized scooter inside the Belleville store–was seen on surveillance footage frequently handling meat packages that he would not purchase. Cook noted that footage appeared to show the man “insert something into packaged meats on several occasions.”

On Tuesday, when the suspect–later identified as Avers–arrived at the Belleville store, security personnel called the FBI. Agents approached Avers, who agreed to a search of his pick-up truck. After investigators located an “open package of sewing needles” in the vehicle’s center console, Avers claimed that he used the needles to “sew tears in his pants when he goes camping.”

Avers, Cook reported, later confessed to the tampering. “Every now and then I would stick one in a hamburger,” he told agents. 

“A couple of times I did it with a roast, maybe a pork chop every now and then.”

Avers said that he would “conceal the sewing needle in his portable oxygen tank holder, enter the Shop ‘n Save grocery store, and insert the sewing needle into a packaged meat product.”

During an appearance today at U.S. District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, a federal magistrate ordered Avers locked up in advance of an August 4 detention hearing. (6 pages)

Anti-Porn Groups Slam ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ For Promoting Rape

Anti-Porn Groups Slam ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ For Promoting Rape

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The new “Fifty Shades of Grey” trailer is drumming up controversy from conservative groups who aren’t fond of what they believe shows violence against women.

Dawn Hawkins is the executive director of Morality in Media, which fights against porn and indecency. She believes the trailer “deceives the public with a visually appealing melodramatic love story that romanticizes and normalizes sexual violence.”

She added that the film promotes “rape and sexual violence culture [that] is now permeating our society.”

The film centers on a college student, Anastasia Steele, who embarks on an S&M relationship with a billionaire businessman named Christian Grey. Based on the book by E.L. James, the franchise is often referred to as “mommy porn.”

Morality in Media says in a statement on its Porn Harms Action Centre website: “The Fifty Shades of Gray [sic] series promotes torture as sexually gratifying and normalizes domestic violence, particularly violence against women.

“With the popularity of this book, mainstream opinion-makers (like Oprah, the Today Show and Broadway) are telling the public (especially youth) that humiliation, degredation [sic] and torture in sex is normal and to just give it a try.”

Fifty Shades of Grey

The Parents Television Council (PTC) is also unhappy with the trailer. PTC’s Melissa Henson told the Hollywood Reporter: “Here’s a book and a movie that are really normalizing and even romanticizing BDSM relationships, and I think that that’s very troubling, especially the way that this romance is presented in the trailer.”

NBC’s “Today” aired a shortened version of the trailer on Thursday morning, omitting some of the more “raunchier” scenes. But that wasn’t enough for Henson.

“It seems like a very ordinary … romance story, so the fact that they cut off the last few seconds, if anything, might be a little suggestive, a little misleading because you don’t truly understand what this movie is about unless you’ve read the articles or read the book,” she said.

“That’s definitely going to be appealing and probably going to pique [a teenage girl’s] interest and be something that she wants to see — and for parents that don’t know what the book is about or what the movie is about, they may easily consent to letting their teenage daughter see this film.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey” opens in theaters on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2015. The film stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

Five Happiest Cities in the US Are All in One State

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Exactly where are the happiest places in America? The answer apparently has nothing to with Disney.

According to a working paper from researchers at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia, the five happiest cities in the U.S. all happen to be located in one state: Louisiana, which also ranks as the happiest state.

Specifically, the list-toppers are Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport-Bossier City, Baton Rouge and Alexandria.

Baton Rouge, LA
River view of Baton Rouge, LA

Rounding out the top 10 happiest cities are Rochester, Minnesota; Corpus Christi, Texas; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

The paper, co-authored by Harvard professor Edward Glaeser, UBC Vancouver School of Economics professor Joshua Gottlieb and Harvard doctoral student Oren Ziv, used data from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey titled the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

It was adjusted for age, sex, race, income and other factors, as women, for example, are happier than men, and married couples are happier than single or divorced respondents.

On the other end of the spectrum, the unhappiest cities had New York City topping the list, followed by St. Joseph, Missouri; South Bend, Indiana; Erie, Pennsylvania; Evansville, Indiana–Henderson, Kentucky; Toledo, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Jersey City, New Jersey; Gary, Indiana; and Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Nearly all of the unhappiest places in the nation lean heavily Democratic when it comes to voting, noted Caroline Schaeffer of the Independent Journal Review.

Among the goals of the study was to explain why many “unhappy” cities were still seeing population growth. After all, why would people move there if it were such an awful place?

“Self-reported unhappiness is high in [many] declining cities, and this tendency persists even when we control for income, race and other personal characteristics,” the authors write. “Why are the residents of some cities persistently less happy? Given that they are, why do people choose to live in unhappy places?”

The report concludes many of the unhappy cities have always been so according to limited data. Higher wages play a role in enticing people to move to unhappy places, as does lower housing costs. The authors write:

“Differences in happiness and subjective well-being across space weakly support the view that the desires for happiness and life satisfaction do not uniquely drive human ambitions. If we choose only that which maximized our happiness, then individuals would presumably move to happier places until the point where rising rents and congestion eliminated the joys of that locale.”

“An alternative view is that humans are quite understandably willing to sacrifice both happiness and life satisfaction if the price is right. … Indeed, the residents of unhappier metropolitan areas today do receive higher real wages – presumably as compensation for their misery.”

Is Michelle Obama Really A Man?!

Is Michelle Obama Really A Man?!

We normally do not report on stories like this, but due to a flurry of news reports on Obama being gay, we wanted to know is Michelle really a tranny…a transgender man who now dresses and acts like a woman?

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Michelle Obama a man?
Newsweek cover Obama Gay President
Newsweek cover Obama First Gay President

There are been a few stories in the past few weeks about Obama being gay and even Joan Rivers calling Obama gay and Michelle a tranny. See story. Plus Newsweek had a cover story recently on Obama being our first gay president (story).  To add to this, Obama over the last year has really been pushing the gay and transgender agenda (see transgender in military, Embassies promoting homosexuality).

These stories, while true, do not have any direct relationship to Michelle but it does begin to paint a picture about Obama including the fact that while in college there are no accounts of him ever having a girlfriend.

Then as all of these pro-gay stories are hitting the news along comes the following video about Michelle being a man.  Really?  No way!

Not sure what possessed me but I started watching the video thinking it would be humorous.  Humorous, no; scary, possibly.  I have no way to verify the information in this video but some of the facts seem believable.

Michelle ObamaIs Michelle really a man?  Is he a woman?  To be honest, the ONLY reason I care is the dishonesty to the American people.  However, Obama’s dishonesty has been an continual and on-going saga. I am more concerned about the downward spiral this country is heading in from Obama’s leadership, not whether he’s gay or married to a man dressing as a woman.

Here’s the video.  These people will show how his/her hands, shoulders, Adam’s Apple, and man-parts are that of man.  You will just have to decide for yourself if Michelle is really a man.  The only way we’ll ever know is to look at her birth certificate and baby photos.

 

Lowe’s workers stay late to fix vet’s wheelchair after appeals to VA go unanswered

Lowe’s workers stay late to fix vet’s wheelchair after appeals to VA go unanswered


Three employees at a Lowe’s store on New York’s Staten Island stayed well past closing time last week to repair a Vietnam veteran’s wheelchair that he asked the Veterans Administration to replace two years ago.

“They said, ‘You’re not leaving till it’s like new again,'” Michael Sulsona, the double-amputee veteran, said. The wheelchair apparently broke down in the store.

Vet wheelchair fixed at Lowe's

Sulsona, 62, who said up to that point he heard nothing from the VA about a replacement chair, but felt uplifted by the workers at the store. He sent a letter to his local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, to publicly thank the employees who stayed at the store well past 10 p.m. and didn’t charge him anything.

“I kept thanking them and all they could say was, ‘It was our honor,'” he wrote. “The actions of these three employees at Lowe’s showed me there are some who still believe in stepping to the plate. … Someone needed help and they felt privileged to be given the opportunity.”

“I kept thanking them and all they could say was, ‘It was out honor'”- Michael Sulsona

Sulsona, an ex-Marine, said he lost his legs in 1971 when he stepped on a landmine in Vietnam. After his letter to the newspaper, the VA got word of Sulsona and sent him a brand-new wheelchair Tuesday.

Sulsona’s new chair arrived in the wake of months of scandal in the VA’s health care unit over complaints nationwide of long wait times and poor patient care.

“We were very grateful that this was brought to our attention,” said VA spokesman Jim Blue with the VA New York/New Jersey Healthcare Network. “Too many veterans wait too long to receive their health care and benefits and this has never been acceptable.”

In a statement, Chris DiMaria, store manager at the Staten Island Lowe’s, said he couldn’t “be more proud of his team or company.”

Sulsona said he is enjoying his new wheelchair and likened it to getting a new car. But he criticized the red tape that held up his new chair.

“This whole story is based around three good guys,” Sulsona said. “I think it’s really important that we all be like these people who wanted to help me; things would be so much easier.”