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  • FORMER DHS NYC CHIEF: GULFTAINER PORT CANAVERAL SECRET “PROJECT PELICAN” DEAL WORSE THAN IRAN-CO

    06/03/2018 7:32:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 56 replies
    theamericanreport.org ^ | March 23, 2018 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    March 23, 2018 The Obama administration placed a declared enemy of the United States (who was on U.S. Central Command’s Operation Iraqi Freedom “Blacklist”) inside the wire at Port Canaveral, Florida with a 35 year cargo container terminal lease. That lease bypassed the congressionally-mandated national security review by 16 intelligence agencies. In 2014 Obama and Clinton operatives positioned Gulftainer, a Middle Eastern ports company, only a few thousand feet from U.S. Navy Trident submarines at Port Canaveral and within sight of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Gulftainer is now embedded amidst America’s most sensitive space, naval submarine, and air force defense...
  • Memorial Day Weekend in Lime Green and Rose

    05/25/2018 4:51:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-25-18 | MOTUS
    Just in time for your Memorial Day picnic: my annual public service announcement and free Costco advert: KIRKLAND KEYLIME PIE IS BACK FOR THE SEASON!It’s still delicious (free samples!) and, surprisingly, still only $11.95 for a yuge pie that serves 20.(or 2 very hungry limeophiles) This year I have an additional Costco item for your picnic basket: Kirkland’s house branded Rose wine. It’s made in Provence – Domaine De LaCroix to be specific – and is everything a Rose should be: light, dry, refreshing…and beautiful.I’m not a wine expert but I drink a lot of roses and can tell you it’s...
  • Costco turned away money to their Children's Miracle Network fund - it was from a gun company

    05/13/2018 7:03:29 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5-2018
  • Sam's Club Offering Free Shipping In Challenge to Costco and Amazon

    02/14/2018 9:59:30 AM PST · by fulltlt · 23 replies
    fortune.com ^ | 2/14/2018 | Phil Wahba
    Hoping to better compete with arch-rival Costco Wholesale (COST, +1.12%) and Amazon.com, Sam’s Club said on Wednesday that it’s now offering free shipping for many items to its premium members as part of a restructuring to its membership programs. The bulk retailer, a unit of Walmart Inc (WMT, +0.35%), says that the bulk of items it sells online will qualify and that there will be no minimum order size for customers who have a “Plus” membership, which costs $100 annually. Exceptions will include merchandise that is only available for curbside pickup such as fresh and frozen food (groceries account for...
  • Seattle Soda Tax Not Doing Too Well

    01/31/2018 1:30:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    The WasteWatcher (Citizens Against Government Waste) ^ | January 11, 2018 | Spencer Chretien
    While the rest of us were popping champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2018, Seattle greeted the New Year with a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages. It was needed, former Mayor Ed Murray once said, for a host of noble reasons: to reduce sugar consumption; to raise revenue for important projects like a year of “free” community college for all graduating public high school students; and, to subsidize purchases of healthy foods by low-income families.Before he resigned in disgrace over multiple allegations of personal misconduct, Murray considered the soda tax one of his greatest accomplishments, a “cutting...
  • Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots and Kills Man Threatening Store

    11/26/2017 2:45:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, | Timothy Meads
    The Lenexa, Kansas police department confirmed to KCTV5 today that they are investigating a shooting at a local Costco involving an off-duty police officer and an armed man. On Sunday afternoon, police received emergency calls that a man was threatening the store, pointing a gun at customers. But, when they arrived on the scene, the man was found dead. An off-duty police officer had shot and killed the suspect. The police did not release the name of the officer nor the deceased man. Witnesses described the scene. "You could hear from the front of the store," said one witness. "Was a bunch...
  • Time to End Birthright Citizenship

    09/21/2017 10:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump took a lot of heat when he announced his candidacy for President, stating that he would build a border fence from San Diego to Brownsville and make Mexico pay for it, all to keep Mexico’s “unwanted” and “undesirables” from flooding the United States. In August 2015, on the campaign trail, he shed light on a flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution that has caused much of the problem of illegal immigration. That misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment, written to guarantee the citizenship rights of freed slaves after the Civil War, has morphed the amendment into a guarantee of...
  • LOL. Hillary Holds Book Signing in Costco Milk Aisle – Protesters Scream ‘Hillary For Prison!’

    09/16/2017 3:48:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 96 replies
    gp ^ | 9/16/17 | Cristina Laila
    Full title................ LOL. Hillary Holds Book Signing in Costco Milk Aisle – Protesters Scream ‘Hillary For Prison!’ (VIDEO)..................A Costco employee told Loomer that a lot of people cancelled their memberships because Hillary was allowed to sign books there. ‘We hate her’. A @Costco employee just told me “IDK why they even let her come. They said a lot of people have canceled their memberships. We hate her.” https://t.co/c7t8TpF39o — Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) September 16, 2017 Protesters holding up signs outside of Costco screamed ‘Hillary for prison!’
  • Costco owes Tiffany more than $19 million for selling counterfeit rings

    08/14/2017 5:33:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | August 14, 2017: 7:54 PM ET
    In a statement, Costco said it intends to appeal the ruling. "This was not a case about counterfeiting in the common understanding of that word -- Costco was not selling imitation Tiffany & Co. rings," it said. Tiffany first filed a complaint against Costco in U.S. District Court in New York in 2013, saying it learned from a customer that Costco was selling "Tiffany" rings. "Unbeknowst to Tiffany, Costco had apparently been selling different styles of rings for many years that it has falsely identified on in-store signage as 'Tiffany,'" the complaint said. "There are now hundreds if not thousands...
  • Costco breaks ground on $300M facility expected to have $1B+ economic impact (800 jobs in Nebraska)

    06/19/2017 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nebraska Radio Network ^ | June 19, 2017 | Brent Martin
    Costco has broken ground on a $300 million chicken processing plant near Fremont, expected to generate more than a billion dollars in economic activity in Nebraska. Jonathan Luz of Costco said during groundbreaking ceremonies today that a lot of work has been put into the planning stages for the plant, but more work remains. “As much as it’s an achievement to be here today marking this auspicious occasion, the work really has just begun,” according to Luz. “It’s now time to put the vision that we all share into action and results.” The poultry processing plant, hatchery, and feed mill...
  • AMEX & Costco

    10/22/2015 8:01:47 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 37 replies
    I've had an AEX card for nearly 50 years. And we were members of Price Club before Costco bought them out so I've been a Costco member for I don't know how long. I can't remember when AEX and Costco kinda got together in a manner. My AEX card says AEX on the front and the back is my Costco membership. Like I said its been that way for quite awhile. So about 6 months ago (maybe a bit longer) AEX sent me a letter saying that are parting ways with Costco. It will happen some time is the first...
  • Man Faces 11 Years in Prison If Convicted of Punching 78-Year-Old Over Nutella Samples

    09/22/2015 1:41:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla.com ^ | Tracy Bloom and Melissa Pamer,
    A Burbank man faces more than 11 years in state prison if convicted in connection with allegations that he punched a 78-year-old Costco shopper following a dispute over a Nutella waffle sample. ... The incident occurred Sunday morning at the Costco located at 1051 W. Burbank Blvd. The punch left the victim with with facial swelling and a significant cut above the left eye, Losacco said. He victim was transported to a local hospital by Burbank paramedics, and he was treated for his injuries and released.
  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • Meet America's Most Hated Retailer

    02/18/2015 10:09:06 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 235 replies
    wctv / cbs ^ | 2-18-2015
    For Walmart, the dip in its customer satisfaction ratings could spell more trouble ahead. Retailers, after all, are at the whim of the consumer, who is typically looking for a mix of good prices, selection and customer service. If a retailer starts to fail on those fronts, it can end up in what ACSI director David VanAmburg calls "a deadly cycle." On top of that, Walmart's well-publicized struggles with calls from employees for higher pay and benefits may be taking a toll. "They are not as dominant on the price side as they were, and the quality still isn't there,"...
  • American Express to lose Costco exclusivity

    02/12/2015 9:11:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2015 | George Stahl
    American Express Co. said its merchant agreement with Costco Wholesale Corp. will end next year, amid reports that the bulk retailer is negotiating with other credit-card companies. American Express has been the only credit card accepted at Costco’s U.S. stores. “Taking a very disciplined approach, we began discussions on a possible renewal with Costco well in advance of the contract expiration. However, we were unable to reach terms that would have made economic sense for our company and shareholders,” Kenneth I. Chenault , chairman and chief executive of American Express, said in a news release.
  • Costco-Loving Couple Joined in Holy Matrimony in Frozen Food Aisle

    01/01/2015 9:58:37 AM PST · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    Costco-Loving Couple Joined in Holy Matrimony in Frozen Food Aisle by Whitney Filloon Dec 30 2014, 4:23p @whitneyfilloon SHARE(253) TWEET(23) DON'T MISS STORIES. FOLLOW EATER × No word on whether or not free samples were served. Here's a story to warm your bulk toilet paper-loving heart: A couple got hitched inside their local Costco. According to local news station KEYT, Robert and Meredith Bonilla of Santa Maria, California "first laid eyes on each other" in the frozen food aisle of the membership-only warehouse club about a year ago, and that's precisely where they were wed last week surrounded by friends,...
  • The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

    10/01/2014 8:49:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joe Pinsker
    In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding regarding free-sample practices.” While the charges were later dropped, the evidence remains incriminating: After a search, Lingitz was found to have stored in his pockets about a dozen soy sauce packets and “1.46 pounds of summer sausage and beef stick samples.” Lingitz may have gotten carried away, but his impulse is more or less universal. People love free, people...
  • After Action Report Dinesh D'Souza's AMERICA at Costco

    07/30/2014 6:36:37 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 37 replies
    FR ^ | July 30, 2014 | RQSR
    Follow up to book sales Dinesh D'Souza AMERICA discussion of earlier this month.
  • Kirkland Signature brand Whole Mixed Nuts recalled due to insect infestation

    07/28/2014 3:05:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Starting date: July 24, 2014 Type of communication: Recall Alert sub-type: Notification Subcategory: Extraneous Material Hazard classification: Class 3 Source of recall: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Recalling firm: Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Distribution: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec Extent of the product distribution: Retail CFIA reference number: 9067 Affected products Brand name Common name Size Code(s) on product UPC Kirkland Signature Whole Mixed Nuts 1.13 kg Best Before 02 APR 2015 0 96619 17766 0
  • The price tag tops out at $25,000 in Obama’s rush hour Tuesday visit (Seattle)

    07/22/2014 9:35:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 22, 2014 | Joel Connelly
    President Obama makes a rush hour foray into Seattle and the Eastside on Tuesday, once more holding no public events and raising money from donors who will pay up to $25,000 to see the 44th president and ask Obama a question. The President’s political ATM machine will operate at two destinations, the Madrona home of Bruce and Anne Blume alongside Lake Washington and the Medina mansion of Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal. One event is for the Democratic National Committee, the other will benefit the Senate Majority PAC. Air Force One is due to land at Boeing Field around 3 p.m.,...