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  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • Hostess Brands confirms investment firms' $410 million offer is lead bid for Twinkies...

    02/01/2013 1:33:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | 30 Jan 2013 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Hostess has picked a lead bidder for its famous Twinkies. The bankrupt Irving company said late Wednesday that it has selected a joint offer from two investment firms — C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC — as the lead bid for its Twinkies and other snack cakes. Hostess says the two are offering to pay $410 million for the snack-cake business and five bakeries. The "stalking horse" bid would set the floor for an auction process that lets competitors make better offers. A judge would have to approve any final sale. After years...
  • Twinkies Maker Will Close After Strike

    11/16/2012 4:34:48 AM PST · by RabidBartender · 106 replies
    ABC News ^ | 16 November 2012 | JEANETTE TORRES and BILL McGUIRE
    Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced today that it will liquidate the entire company because not enough striking employees returned to work by a Thursday evening deadline set by the company. "We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders." Hostess said it will seek bankruptcy court permission to close its business and...
  • Hostess says liquidation decision expected Friday (Going Galt)

    11/15/2012 4:35:49 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 127 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2012 | AP
    Hostess Brands Inc. said it likely won't make an announcement until Friday morning on whether it will move to liquidate its business, after the company had set a Thursday deadline for striking employees to return to work. The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread had warned employees that would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. EST Thursday. That would result in the loss of about 18,000 jobs.Snip The Teamsters meanwhile are urging the smaller union to hold a...
  • MILLOY: EPA chief’s toxic emissions

    11/03/2011 10:11:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Steve Milloy
    It is time for Lisa P. Jackson to resign. Last Friday at Howard University, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) railed against the coal industry, saying, “In [the coal industry’s] entire history - 50, 60, 70 years or even 30 - they never found the time or the reason to clean up their act. They’re literally on life support. And the people keeping them on life support are all of us.” This is patently false, of course, as emissions from U.S. coal-fired power plants are quite heavily regulated. Those emissions controls are the reason U.S. air is clean...
  • Another Pittsburgh love affair: Ho Hos

    04/20/2007 8:02:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 26 replies · 412+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 19, 2007 | Dan Majors
    Nutritionists say that snack cakes, loaded with their hydrogenated fats, polysorbate 60 and sweet dairy whey, have a shelf life of a century. Not in Pittsburgh. In our town, these things -- particularly Hostess Ho Hos -- are lucky if they last a week in the cupboard. Hostess, the Kansas City-based sweet snack maker, yesterday announced that Pittsburgh leads the nation in per capita consumption of Ho Hos, the Swiss-rolled cakes with the spiral of creamy filling, coated in icing. The chocolatey achievement was publicized as part of the company's 40th celebration of the tubular treat. According to Hostess' data,...
  • Barbie Bandits "Down The Wrong Road"

    03/07/2007 6:13:50 AM PST · by JoeGar · 56 replies · 3,092+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | March 6, 2007 | Rachel Pomerance and Arian Campo-Flores
    Enter the Shooter Alley strip club in Doraville, Ga., and you'll find plenty of naked young women entertaining their male clients, writhing and shaking only inches away from their faces. It was there that two dancers, Ashley Miller (known as "Adrienne") and Heather Johnston (who went by "Charlie"), met recently and became fast friends. The pairing proved ill-fated. Both were reportedly on a destructive tear. Johnston, 19, was heavily using drugs, according to a fellow stripper at the club. And Miller, 18, had struck up with a reputed drug dealer. The two reached a nadir last week when they robbed...
  • Michael Moore Unveils New Look

    12/01/2004 10:25:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 150 replies · 6,975+ views
    Internet Broadcasting Systems ^ | November 30, 2004 | Rick Ellis
    On Monday night, filmmaker Michael Moore made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" since the 2004 presidential election. As is often the case with Moore, he surprised the audience. But in this case, the surprise was the result of his new look. Moore appeared on stage wearing a suit and tie, no beard or hat and a trim haircut. When asked by Jay Leno about his appearance, Moore quipped, "I thought I should look a little sharper for my IRS audit" and "If you can't beat them, you might as well look like them." Moore told...
  • Get ready for more Moore

    11/11/2004 9:36:07 AM PST · by Kornev · 53 replies · 1,615+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/10/2004 | Army Archerd
    GOOD MORNING: Michael Moore met with Harvey Weinstein and Moore says they plan to start working -- now -- on "Fahrenheit 9/11½." "We want to get cameras rolling now and have it ready in two-three years," Moore says. "We want to document and commercialize it. Fifty-one percent of the American people lacked information (in this election) and we want to educate and enlighten them. They weren't told the truth. We're communicators and it's up to us to start doing it now. The official mourning period is over today and there is a silver lining -- George W. Bush is prohibited...
  • Michale Moores New Project

    someone i know is at a trade show today and mr. M is there..... sounds like lardo is doing a documentary about how pharmaceutical companies waste so much money. Pfizer. being the main focus....... funny discussion.
  • Let Michael Moore Know How You REALLY Feel About him.

    11/08/2004 12:32:05 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 57 replies · 1,560+ views
    Here are some post-election comments from Michael F. Moore: THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world. This once-great country has pulled up its drawbridge for another four years and stuck a finger up to the billions of us forced to share the same air. And in doing so, it has shown itself to be a fearful, backward-looking and very small nation. This should have been the day when...
  • From Michael

    11/08/2004 9:50:23 AM PST · by Skams · 13 replies · 921+ views
    Dear Friends, If there was one group who really came through on Tuesday, it was the young people of America. Their turnout was historic and record-setting. And few in the media are willing to report this fact.
  • Moore Peddles Crackpot Theory about FL Election Fraud

    11/07/2004 6:29:21 PM PST · by xlib · 27 replies · 848+ views ^ | 11/06/04 | Thom Hartmann
    While the heavily scrutinized touch-screen voting machines seemed to produce results in which the registered Democrat/Republican ratios matched the Kerry/Bush vote, and so did the optically-scanned paper ballots in the larger counties, in Florida's smaller counties the results from the optically scanned paper ballots - fed into a central tabulator PC and thus vulnerable to hacking - seem to have been reversed. In Baker County, for example, with 12,887 registered voters, 69.3% of them Democrats and 24.3% of them Republicans, the vote was only 2,180 for Kerry and 7,738 for Bush, the opposite of what is seen everywhere else in...