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Steve C Team Marina
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team - http://www.msn.com/en-us...
Denver Broncos Safety Headbutts Cab Driver, Gets Cut By Team
"Denver Broncos practice squad safety John Boyett was cut today after a Wednesday morning incident involving a scuffle with a cab driver. According to Denver police, Boyett, who was intoxicated at the time, punched and head-butted a cab driver before stealing a shovel from a nearby construction site and trying to bury himself in mulch. Killer hiding spot, dude. Based on the story from the Denver Post, Boyett comes off as a tad unhinged. After being arrested by the cops, Boyett "told arresting officers to 'contact his boss 'John Elway'' before repeatedly slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting". Wow." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"trying to bury himself in mulch" ... ??? - Andrew C (✔)
I am sure some other team will pick him up for their practice squad. - Joe
So sad to see our local kid go down this path. :( - Anne Bouey
Yes Anne you hate to see anyone turn to a life of football. - Steve C Team Marina
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I just got felt up on my way home. Literally on my block. Waiting for the police now.
What the hell?! I hope they catch the perv. - Anika
*unlike* - bentley
Not cool. - Vampire Hunter DYSP
What!! - Mo Kargas
I'm so sorry. That happened to me once when living in SF. Such a skeevy thing to have happened. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Gotdambit! So sorry, doll. May he slip on a pile of shit and roll into a bed of barbed wire, el sucio. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Ugh! I hope they catch the creep. - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks, everyone. I'm more angry than anything else so filing a police report gave me a sense of not letting it get to me too much. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Oh no! How are you doing? - Katy S
I'm glad you filed the report he's probably done that a lot and hopefully there are other reports & you will help him be caught. Filthy rat bastard :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's horrible! ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh, Z. So sorry you had to go through that. So FURIOUS at that piece of monkey dung who did it!! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Thanks, everyone. I'm ok. Just keep replaying it in my head. Nothing I could have done that moment. I'm trying to deal. The cops were wonderful. A few of them were really good looking too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
wtf - Rodfather
(((Zulema))) I'm so sorry that happened. I hope they're able to find the person responsible. - Anne Bouey
:( Thank goodness you're ok. - rönin
Shit, how awful. I'm glad you're ok, and hope they catch the jackass. :((( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
Can't really put into words how angry this made me. I promise you he got off very lightly. If I was there he would have been .. dismantled - Mo Kargas
I hope justice will be served. Sorry you went through this, Zulema. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Ugh, terrible. :((( - Jenny H. from Android
glad you weren't hurt, beyond, you know, being groped. hope they catch him. - MoTO: Team Marina
Thanks for filing the police report in the hope it helps others. - Steve C Team Marina
Are you feeling ok? - Mo Kargas
I'm mostly over it now. Can't let it rule my life. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Mike Nencetti
We may have reached the point where she stays in bed. The Hospice nurse recommended no more commode. She is experiencing pain. May need to start the morphine drip. Our plan is to keep her here. She still has her smile
What a tough thing. Thinking of you.. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Sending you both prayers of comfort. - Janet from FFHound!
Sending good thoughts to you both. - Galadriel C.
Keeping you both in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
Mike, I have been praying for you and your wife and will continue to do so. - Jim: with more caffeine!
Much love, Mike. Praying for y'all. :( - LB put a spell on you.
I'm glad you have the hospice to support you all ((hugs)) you are in our thoughts - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Love and prayers to you both. - Mary Carmen
My thoughts are with you. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Strength and peace. - J. Marie B
Thinking of you guys... Praying for peace and comfort for both of you. - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I am so sorry :( - Monaca di V.le Monza from iPhone
Much strength. - Stephan #TeamMarina
Be well - WarLord
Wishing you both peace. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Peace and blessings to both of you. - Corinne L
Thinking of you both. - Me
Lots of prayers and comfort to you both. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - bentley
Thinking of you and Beverly. Peace for both of you. - Greg GuitarBuster
having been through this so recently with my father, my thoughts are very much with you all. - ellbeecee from Android
I'm glad that, despite her pain, she is still smiling. You're both in my thoughts. - Jenny H. from Android
definitely keeping you both in my thoughts - Mr. The Jason Fleming
may you all be peaceful: you, your wife, your family, and the hospice workers. may you all be free of suffering. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
thank you everyone. FF is a special place. y'all rock. - Mike Nencetti
Anne Bouey
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea...
5 Bay Area restaurants taking tips off table, adding surcharge - SFGate
"Call it the tipping point. Thanks to widening staff salary discrepancies and increasing minimum wage requirements, local restaurants are taking tips off the table — literally. Citing both pragmatic and philosophical reasons, a small collection of Bay Area restaurateurs is eliminating tipping. Instead of expecting diners to leave a tip, the restaurants will automatically add a 20 percent service charge to all bills — and not accept any additional gratuity beyond the service charge. The five businesses — Comal in Berkeley, Camino and Duende in Oakland, and Bar Agricole and Trou Normand in San Francisco — each plan to institute the policy within the next few weeks, forsaking the ubiquitous model they believe is outdated. And they expect more restaurants could follow suit. “If we were doing this, and there was a sense that the rest of the world wouldn’t pay much mind to it, I would be more concerned. But this is on everybody’s minds,” said Comal partner John Paluska. Rather than relying... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
'The timing of this overhaul is largely motivated by increased state and local minimum wage levels. Restaurants often operate on thin margins, so higher wages quickly impact profitability. As opposed to tips, a service charge becomes part of the restaurant’s overall revenue. The restaurateurs say the service charge component will be used exclusively for employee wages, benefits and... more... - Anne Bouey
"Chez Panisse’s influence is paramount, as is Jay Porter’s, the owner of Half Orange in Oakland. Porter plans to open a second Oakland restaurant in early 2015, named Salsipuedes, but he previously owned a tipless restaurant in San Diego. He documented the entire experiment, from finances to critical reviews. “One person in 1,000, or in 10,000,” would get upset about the fixed service... more... - Anne Bouey
"To ensure that there is no confusion with guests, servers at the restaurants will explain the new policy before the meal. When the bill comes, 20 percent service charge will automatically be tallied, as will tax. There will be no line for a further tip. “We have philosophically been wanting to get rid of tipping for a long time. Now, if there’s ever a time, this is the time,” Moore said. “We’re happy to take away that weird feeling at the end of the meal.” - Anne Bouey
Anne Bouey
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff - http://www.bbc.com/news...
BBC News - Giant poppy made by 1,400 GCHQ intelligence agency staff
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"Staff, dressed in red rain ponchos, marked the launch of the Royal British Legion's Gloucestershire poppy appeal by forming the 38m (125ft) poppy. The 1,308 civilian staff were joined by black-uniformed Royal Navy personnel, who made up the centre of the poppy, and military personnel who created the 28m-long (92ft)stalk. A GCHQ spokesperson said: "Thanks to military planning and some loud hailers, it took just over an hour to get everyone into position." The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is one of the three UK intelligence and security agencies, alongside MI5 and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)." - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Anne Bouey
Cigarette maker Reynolds to snuff out workplace smoking - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/busines...
"Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at desks or in offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators. Lighting up already is prohibited on factory floors and in cafeterias and fitness centers. The no-smoking policy will go into effect once Reynolds builds indoor smoking areas for those still wanting to light up indoors, spokesman David Howard said. “We believe it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it because updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both nonsmokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities,” Howard said. “We’re just better aligning our tobacco use policies with the realities of what you’re seeing in society today.” While Reynolds will no longer allow smoking, it will allow the use of smokeless... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"The company also will allow the use of Eclipse, a cigarette made by Reynolds that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit by a lighter. First released in the mid-1990s, Eclipse is in limited distribution and one of the top-selling brands in the cafeteria at the company’s Winston-Salem, N.C., headquarters. The percentage of Reynolds’ 5,200 employees that smoke is in line... more... - Anne Bouey
Legend has it, that there was a time that they actually required smoking at work (I've known a handful of people who worked at the offices in Richmond, VA many, many years ago). - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
So angry. For so many reasons.
Oh no. :-( Hope whatever it is can be resolved. - vicster: full-bodied
:( - Anne Bouey
Lo
Lo
I'm baking brioche from a starter! It's my first time making brioche. And my first time using natural leavening. Everything has taken longer than I expected/read, but it seems to be turning into bread? It smells SO GOOD in here, you guys. Wish I could share smells!
Oh god the top is turning black ABORT MISSION - Lo
:(? - Anne Bouey
(Curtis) Alan Jackson
I'm so confused. Or maybe the sign is confused. ;-)
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Shop next door? :) - Anne Bouey
What this person said. vvvv - Stephen Mack
Once I saw a store with a huge "GRAND OPENING" sign. Underneath it, in smaller letters, another sign read "Closed." I still wish I'd taken a pic. - YvonneM
Turns out there were two sets of doors and they wanted people to use the other set. Oh, well. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
holly #ravingfangirl
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many. http://t.co/tjiA7VkRg8
We had to say goodbye to miss nessa today. She was loved by many. http://t.co/tjiA7VkRg8
Oh Holly, I'm so sorry. - lris
I'm so sorry, Holly. - Corinne L
{Holly} - Pete : Team Marina
Oh, Holly. *huge hugs* - Laura
I'm sorry, Holly. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
Awful to hear, I'm so sorry, Holly. - Stephen Mack
sorry to hear, Holly - MoTO: Team Marina
So sorry. I can't imagine what I'll do when I get to this point with either of my cats. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
Really sorry for your loss. - Jen
Oh Holly. I'm sorry. Many hugs - Hedgehog
I'm so sorry, Holly. Sending love. - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
<3 - Kristin
*hugs* - Heather
Oh no! Holly, I am so, so sorry. I was really hoping she could pull through. *hugs and hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
***hugs*** - Kirsten
I'm so sorry! - Katy S from iPhone
:( - Jenica
oh so sorry. sooo sorry. She's in kitty heaven now, eating all her favorite foods & snarfing up catnip and doing All the Things. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I'm so sorry. What precious pics. - YvonneM
I'm so sorry for your loss, Holly. - Tamara J. B.
So sorry...what a face...so pretty! - Bash
*hugs* - bentley
So sorry, Holly. - Friar Will
I am so sorry. It's the worst. - Meg VMeg
Sending all my love and hugs xoxoxoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
I'm so very sorry. Sending good thoughts and hugs. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry, Holly. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm so sorry :( *hugs* - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
So sorry *hugs* - Halil
*hugs* RIP, Miss Nessa. - Jenny H. from Android
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Forgot parking permit. Called to get on "omit list." Got ticket anyway. Firefox crashed during appeal process so have no idea if it went through. FFS. I wonder how much money the university makes off of parking?
:( - Anne Bouey
Starmama
There are six of them. Five are parents. They are discussing how weaponized ebola is being used to scare the public into accepting "the vaccine agenda" so the government can control black people and other groups through vaccines that aren't what the doctors say they are. Oh, and it's already being done, with the flu vaccine.
These people have children :-( - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yikes! - Anne Bouey
Oh great, guess who just got his flu vaccine today. - Steele Lawman
Good grief. As a Bay Area scientist I follow on Twitter said: RT @mbeisen if you really want to protect Americans from viral infections, ban travel to highly unvaccinated Marin County, CA - Spidra Webster
The government's gonna mind control you in the mind, Steele! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'd like to see those unvaccinated Marinites quarantined, actually, throughout the entire school year. Dipshits. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Anne Bouey
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate - http://www.sfgate.com/comics...
Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott - Comics Kingdom - SFGate
Five-second rule? :) - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Heh! - Stephen Mack
Starmama
Last week I saw a Facebook post from badrap.org about an upcoming spay/neuter event, and even tho I have chihuahuas not pit bulls, I texted them to ask if they had spots open for us. They texted back that pitties come first, but depending on turnout they might be able to help.
So I got a text at noon saying Bring em down & me, Jayden, Daisy & Violet were there in 15 minutes! And not only are Violet & Daisy getting free spays, but full vaxx & microchips!!! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And a few leads on dog friendly housing and rehoming Daisy & Violet <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's wonderful news! - Anne Bouey
I was crying like a sap because I was so overwhelmed by the generosity - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's awesome. - Anika
They were some of the last dogs operated on so when we went to pick them up, the tents & tables & stuff was getting packed up, and one of the ladies brought me a tub of gumbo & a tub of collards, leftover from their lunch from a local soul food joint. Bonus score! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh, that's great! - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
I hope your housing will work out! - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
<3 - Janet from FFHound!
Jessie
Tourists allow boy to urinate in busy eatery - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
"A family of Chinese tourists, who it is said came to Taiwan as part of a tour with a substantially higher price tag than is typical for tour groups from China, stunned staff and customers in the world-renowned Din Tai Fung dumpling restaurant by allowing a three-year-old boy to urinate in a bottle while the parents were eating at a table, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported. The toddler was part of a family of five tourists dining in the Michelin-starred Din Tai Fung restaurant in Taipei 101 on Oct. 2, and urinated in a plastic bottle instead of going to a restroom that was 100m from where the family were eating. The urine splashed on food the family had bought, so they tried to get it replaced for free, but were rejected, the report said." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The group eventually paid for a new round of dishes, but reportedly complained about the extra money they had to spend “while already paying that much for the tour.” It was said that the scene had dumbfounded customers at neighboring tables and the smell had lingered long enough to take away their appetite." - Jessie
"The incident was confirmed by the restaurant’s public relations manager, who said the area was cleaned and disinfected after the group had left the restaurant. The restaurant, the manager said, had also had an internal discussion over the case and resolved that in the future “[any similar behavior] would be stopped as soon as possible,” the report said." - Jessie
Rich people... - Morgan Fugel
SMH - Anne Bouey
Who ordered the pea soup? - Johnny
Better get it before they split. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Anne Bouey
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire - http://flavorwire.com/416006...
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
50 Books Every Parent Should Read to Their Child – Flavorwire
"According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children in the UK do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents. So, from the peanut gallery of those who loved being read to (and still wouldn’t say no to a bedtime story): 50 books that every parent should read to their child. For the purposes of this list, we’re only considering books aimed primarily at children under 10 (according to the School Library Journal), which means you won’t find outstanding children’s chapter books like The Hobbit, A Wrinkle in Time, Patricia C. Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles, or C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia here, nor will you find mention of your favorite bespectacled wizard — the idea being that these are books kids are... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
I recently realized that The Little Prince is considered to be a children's book... I was astonished. - Lo
My kids were completely mystified by The Little Prince. - Stephen Mack
Great list, though. I'd quibble about which Roald Dahl book they picked, but beyond that not many complaints. - Stephen Mack
I'd add "Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen. (Here's a version being read: http://www.storylineonline.net/library...) - Stephen Mack
And no Wrinkle In Time? - Stephen Mack
I first read Library Lion as a grown-up when I was cataloguing a Spanish edition. I *adore* the drawings. The one that stands out is when the lion is outside, standing in the rain. - bentley
Quite a few of my favorites from childhood are in there! :D - Soup in a TARDIS
I help with 'Reading Partners', and go to a Sunnyvale elementary school and read with 2nd and 3rd graders twice a week for 45 minutes. Last year my 2 girls increased their reading levels dramatically and it is very rewarding. I think I have read most of those books to them over the year. - sam williams
Cool thanks Anne - Steve C Team Marina
Mark H
My project manager bought assorted chili peppers at a market at lunch today. As the afternoon wore on he gave in to temptation and sampled a few. The first was a Padron; reasonably hot according to him. The second was a Christmas Bell; quite sweet apparently.
The third was a Scotch Bonnet. Only it wasn't a Scotch Bonnet. It turned out to be a Habanero. The result was swollen, very red lips and quite a speech impediment which caused quite a lot of amusement. - Mark H
He then decided to go to the toilet. I warned him to be careful what he touched before he went, he nodded, mumbled something, and left. When he returned he looked in pain. Apparently, despite washing his hands twice before venturing into the cubicle... he didn't quite get it all off. The descriptions over the next few minutes went from "tingling" to "a bit uncomfortable" to "this is really quite burny now." - Mark H
Last week this same project manager bought some Naga peppers and persuaded his project coordinator to eat one. This led to extreme sweating, tears, much moaning, vomiting, and curling up in a ball at his home that evening for several hours, plus all the associated pain that comes with post-chili evacuations you hear about. - Mark H
Personally, I hate chili and can't understand why anyone would want to eat anything that hurts. - Mark H
I totally agree with you,food is to enjoy not to be in pain. - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Peppers are delicious in most cases and I love spicy food, but if you're in pain there's no point in eating it. - Anika
I thought Scotch Bonnet was just another name for habañero peppers. Poor guy! I've heard the theory is that serious pepper addicts are in it for the pain - the body sends out substances in reaction to the pain and it's those they get addicted to. https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum... - Spidra Webster
:( - Anne Bouey
I love peppers, but yeah if I find myself curling up in a ball, then no way, but I've never had them that bad. fwiw fyi, wear gloves when chopping peppers if you wear contacts and I'm speaking from personal experience. - Halil
Dish soap works better than hand soap at removing hot chili oils from your skin. Rubbing alcohol, even high proof vodka in a pinch, can help too. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
and use cold water not hot, hot water just cooks the oils into your skin, same goes for washing fishy hands - Halil
What Anika said. I get tingly fingers a lot from chopping peppers. Unfortunately, I have a pesky habit of rubbing my eyes after chopping said peppers. >.< - Jenny H. from Android
Jessie
Polar bear scare ruins Halloween for kids in Nunavut village | Weird | News | To - http://www.torontosun.com/2014...
Polar bear scare ruins Halloween for kids in Nunavut village | Weird | News | To
"Children in Arviat, Nunavut, won't be going door to door seeking out treats this Halloween. Instead, the hamlet will host an event at the community hall because of the threat of polar bears in the area. "Council is concerned with door-to-door trick-or-treating due to this activity going on at the same time that polar bears are in and around our community," the hamlet council said on Facebook. The council said a clear majority of people like the idea of doing an indoor event, although some people on the Facebook page described the idea as "boring" or a break in tradition. "If parents want their kids to be safe they should be willing to look out for bears. If there is a bear, shoot it. I think Halloween would not be the same if kids don't go trick-or-treating," Agaaqtoq Eetak wrote." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
I'm going to hazard a guess that Halloween won't be the same if it's punctuated by your parents shooting at bears and running for your life, either. - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
They need to follow Churchill, Manitoba's lead: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - Anne Bouey
Mary Carmen
I'm having one of those days.....
Bad,comical,weird? - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
All of the above? - Anne Bouey
We decided it was truly a Friday the 13th with a supermoon. Seriously! - Janet
Vampire Hunter DYSP
w00t! Friday! :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP from Bookmarklet
Hey Mr B!!! - Valz 4 TEAMMARINA
Good afternoon. - John (bird whisperer)
Good morning, Steven. :) - Anne Bouey
Hey, Val. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Good afternoon, John. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
Good afternoon, Anne. :) - Vampire Hunter DYSP
lris
Me: "Hi, I had surgery at your hospital back in 1991, and I know you must have typed my blood at the time. How would I go about finding out what my blood type is from you? ... oh, $30 and a form through the mail? Ok..." There goes that idea.
Yup. 1/3 the price. :) - lris
you can't just ask your doctor's office? - DJF
I could, but they've never typed me, so I'd have to get blood drawn, and the lab fees would mount up, and I'd have to make appointments and stuff, and and and - lris
Your doctor's office could request the info from the hospital. - Anne Bouey
huh, what a good idea - lris
If you're able to donate blood, they'll send you a card with your blood type. If you're not in an hurry to know ... - Kristin
Sarah G.
Going offline until Monday the 27th. 🚢 Don't do anything I wouldn't do, Internet. 🐢
But... but.. that's 10 whole days. - lris
:( - Anne Bouey
Starmama
This morning I looked at a shabby 4plex near my current neighborhood. Only the outside. The grounds are pretty filthy, there are kids toys outside the 3 occupied units, and this tells me the current tenants probably aren't great neighbors.
Then I checked out a 100+ unit complex in West Oakland that's new & clean. A uniformed woman was cleaning up the sidewalk outside & I stopped to talk with her, ask her her impression of the property & neighbors. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Left a msg at the leasing office for the W Oakland one. I haven't lived in anything larger than a 4plex since the 80s. But I've also never lived anywhere newer than a maybe 30 year old building. These are less than 8 years old, and supposedly built green. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Sounds promising. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. ♡ - Anne Bouey
Melly - #TeamMarina
Yay! - Anne Bouey
Nope. No. She is getting to big. - Johnny from iPhone
Monique Judge
RT @cnncelebnews: Actress Elizabeth Pena Dies at 55: Her credits included 'Rush Hour' and 'The Incredibles'read more http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news...
RT @cnncelebnews: Actress Elizabeth Pena Dies at 55: Her credits included 'Rush Hour' and 'The Incredibles'read more         http://bit.ly/1w94lj0
Oh man, so young. :( RIP - Stephen Mack
:( - Me
RIP - Anne Bouey
Aw, no. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
Anne Bouey
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz - http://qz.com/271411...
To keep customers coming back, some Chinese restaurants are lacing noodles with opiates - Quartz
"Forget Colorado, stoners. The real frontier of narcotic edibles is in Shaanxi province, China. A restaurant owner there just confessed to police that to keep customers coming back, he had infused his noodles with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of pulverized poppy buds—which can contain narcotics like morphine and codeine—that he bought in August for 600 yuan ($98). Apparently, it worked; the restaurant boss said customer numbers leapt (link in Chinese) after he started using his “special” seasoning. Chinese authorities say doses were enough to addict frequent diners, reports the South China Morning Post (paywall). Police launched an investigation only after one of the restaurant’s repeat customers tested positive for opiates in a routine urine screen. But Zhang, the shop owner, wasn’t the first Chinese restaurateur to strike upon this idea—not by a long shot. An investigative report in 2011 found that illegal poppy products are available in Shaanxi markets—with restaurant owners being the... more... - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
"Restaurant owners all over China have long embraced this customer retention trick. Last year, two restaurants in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou were caught adding pulverized poppies to their food. The prior year, seven restaurants in Ningxia were found to be dousing their hotpot soups with morphine. A Sichuan restaurant has repeatedly been found to feature codeine as a “secret... more... - Anne Bouey
Ah, entrepreneurship... - Morgan Fugel
"The 26-year-old diner whose urine test exposed the noodle shop’s secret is still in prison for drug use—even though further police testing suggested he tested positive as a result of the poppy-laced noodles. “Whether it’s through self-inflicted drug use or unwitting food consumption, it’s still drug use,” says local police chief Ma Yubin told the Xi’an Evening News. “The law doesn’t draw a sharp distinction between the two.”" Oh, China. - Jessie
I'm both excited and appalled by this... - Hookuh Tinypants
Sounds like the police chief needs his noodles spiked. - Todd Hoff
Starmama
Lucky Three Seven for my birthday lunch (& dinner). Shared with my mom & play sister. Got my birthday lunch there last year, too. I wouldn't mind a bit making Filipino food my bday tradition <3
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
BIRTHDAY BUMP - Spidra Webster
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Perfect timing, eating the last of the gising gising now :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Mandy! - Anne Bouey
Happppppyyyyyy Biiiiiirrrrrrrtttthhhhhdaaaayyyyyyy tooooooooooooooooo YOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy happy find your magic through the year - WarLord
Anne Bouey
#SaturdayFF- A distant relative served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987. - https://www.google.com/search...
#SaturdayFF- A distant relative served as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1973 to 1987.
I only learned this when I saw a banknote with his signature during a visit with the kids to the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose in 1990. - Anne Bouey from Bookmarklet
Inspired by Brent Schaus' post about illustrious Canadian relatives: http://friendfeed.com/canada... - Anne Bouey
Saskatchewan, represent. - Brent Schaus
#SaturdayFF I once wrote "Gerald Bouey" on a Canadian banknote at the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose in 1990. - Jessie
Oh, Jessie, your handwriting was never as neat and legible as Gerald's. ;-p - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Morgan Fugel
Happy birthday, my wife, love of my life :*
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Happy Natal Anniversary! :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Happy Happy Birthday!!! - Yvonne Renee
Happy birthday, Jenny! - Big Joe Silence
Thank you! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Woo! Happy birthday :-) - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Jenny! :) - ma∟ıĸ
Happy Birthday, Jenny Badges! - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
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Happiest Birthday Jenny! - Janet
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Tusen takk, y'all! :) - Jenny H. from Android
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Mike Nencetti
contacting hospice creates family drama. Im ok with being the bad guy.
I'll do my best to keep the drama off of Facebook. I just desperately needed a hospice bed. My poor wife is going through hell. She may be put through more hell, I'll just do my best to give her the best care. She deserves it. - Mike Nencetti
She cannot talk, she cannot walk, she cannot dress herself, she cannot tell someone she is in pain. Things will get worse, horrifically worse. My calling hospice was an intervention for her. A cry for mercy. But unfortunately family may step in and - well hopefully the bad guy can get her the care she needs. I do not need to be liked, - Mike Nencetti
What is the opposition to hospice? - Anne Bouey
Do what you need to do. My dad has been at home under hospice care since mid/late August. He's very near the end now, but this was the right thing to do. You know your wife and what she wants. Focus on getting that. - ellbeecee from Android
Chemo is out because she cannot move without crap loads of steroids and and almost choked on her vomit a few days ago, by the time could qualify for a trial she wil most likely be dead. I really have no idea. - Mike Nencetti
I'll just let things play out. My only drama was taking the Drs advice and contacting hospice. But wow, am amazed how that can cause so many attacks on me. I'm ok. I will take the hits for my wife. - Mike Nencetti
Oh, Mike. I really hope that the family comes around and realizes that hospice care is what is best for Beverly. - vicster: full-bodied
It's her daughter. She will be here soon. - Mike Nencetti
I'm sorry that their way of dealing with their grief is to lash out at you, Mike, and you are a very forgiving guy to take it on the chin like that. You know what is best, and you are doing what you need to do. All strength and love to you both ((hugs)) - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
My hope is that when her daughter arrives, she will be able to meet with hospice and see that they are there to keep her mom comfortable and to support you and all the family (including her). These are always tough decisions, but you know best. I wish you peace, Mike. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
glioblastoma destroys famiies. We are fortunate, most GBM patients have little quality of life. I'll let her daughter do what she wants. I am as worried for her as I am for my wife. Being the step dad, not being likes is part of the job. I do not think there is much she can do.. - Mike Nencetti
Hopefully she does what's best for her mum and not just what's best for her. Quality of life goes up and down the chain and playing the hero (or martyr) isn't always the best option for the person who needs the care. Sending peace and love, my friend. - Johnny
I can't say enough wonderful things about hospice. In my experience, people get upset that hospice gets involved because they're afraid it means their loved one is dying today or tomorrow .. and while that can be the case .. you'll get more benefit from hospice if they get involved before it gets to that point. Hospice offers amazing support and counseling for the entire family and they... more... - Kristin
Thanks everyone. i meet with the social worker, and hospice nurse today. not yet heard about the bed. I'm going into work the rest of the week, to avoid as much drama as possible. i'm being treated like one of the kids, not her husband. i'll try to update this thread soon. i'll get counselling soon. i am sure I will need it. - Mike Nencetti
I often wish Josh's family had been okay with hospice care for my MIL rather than try to nurse her themselves at home. I honestly think it would have been better for everyone. - Melly - #TeamMarina
oh dear, Mike. I'm so sorry. But I am glad you've called hospice. I hope you get counseling and the support you need from your own sources. (I bet hospice can help you!!) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Being "the bad guy" is often merely surrogate for "doing what no one else has the courage to do, even though they realize it must be done." You are to be commended in the manner you've taken care of your wife, Mike. Not that you need a pat on the back from me (or anyone else). - MoTO: Team Marina
Thinking of you, Mike. I hope the family will realize you are trying to do the best thing for Beverly and the rest of you. - LB put a spell on you.
Maybe it isn't that they object to hospice care, as much as they object to what it means. And yes, you would naturally be "the bad guy" for making them face the truth and taking away any false hope they have left. But for your wife, it's probably best that she is cared for by people that understand her needs, as you understand them, and not cared for by people trying to cling to their... more... - April Russo
Well said, April. - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Fear does horrid things to people. I hope her daughter understands you are doing this for love of her mother. So very sorry you are dealing with this! - Janet from FFHound!
Love you man I made the call on mom's hospice but I had a supportive family who trusted me and my decisions. I can't imagine going through it up stream. You're doing all you can the best you can and for the right reasons. Take care of yourself please. - Steve C Team Marina
Thanks everyone. Great meeting with the hospice nurse today. Huge help for Beverly. So glad we have this in place. We would soon be in the ER if not. The nurse will return in two days and meet with Beverlys daughter. I'm going to work wed-fri. We still do not have the bed. I believe the drama will be minimal. Beverly will get the care she needs. - Mike Nencetti
Glad it sounds like things are getting resolved. - Anika
I'm so glad that things are settling toward Beverly getting the care she needs and hope that the drama stays at bay. I'm glad you are seeking out care for yourself as well. Care for caregivers is so hugely important. It is exhausting in every way. - vicster: full-bodied
I'm so glad that the meeting went well and I'm sending good thoughts to you all - Galadriel C. from Android
Drama is done for now. I'm slowly seeing people help.Family becoming family. neighbors volunteering to help. more food than we need. we have a lot of challenges ahead. I think we will be ok. - Mike Nencetti
So good to hear that things are settling down a bit and people are helping out. Don't hesitate to say if there is anything you need, or if you just want a place to vent. ((hugs)) to you both. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
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