Tuesday, November 13, 2012

West Virginia McDonalds flies flag at half-mast, upside-down after election

A West Virginia McDonalds is sparking great controversy after a flag was flown at half-mast, upside-down following the elections 2012 results. A statement from McDonald's referred to the incident as an accident that resulted from a broken cable, but some patrons aren't buying the excuse and won't be buying any Big Mac's from that particular store.

Check out the news report below.

Monday, November 12, 2012

[Video] Safety tips for thawing a turkey this holiday season

[Video] Safety tips for thawing a turkey this holiday season

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach retailers and consumers prepare for the mad turkey rush. Though the ideal of a deliciously golden cooked turkey that is as moist as it is scrumptious is the goal, improper handling and cooking procedures may turn your turkey dinner into a salmonella nightmare. The following video addresses safety tips for those thawing turkeys this holiday season.

There are three safe ways to thaw a turkey; all of which keeps the turkey at a safe temperature during the process. As a turkey thaws, bacteria multiplies and it is imperative to follow safe thawing procedures.

The following document contains safe turkey thawing methods and times per pound. Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing

CIA Sex Scandal: An Author and a General

On November 12, 2012, the nation awoke still reeling from news that CIA director General David Petraeus resigned after confessing to an extramarital affair with the woman who was his biographer, Paula Broadwell.

The story continues to develop and while some question the timing of Petraeus’ resignation, others say there are too many questions involved. New York Homeland Security Committee Chair Peter King stated, “This seems to have been going on for several months. And yet now, it appears that they're saying that the FBI didn't realize until election day that General Petraeus was involved. It just doesn't add up. And you've got this type of investigation, the FBI investigating e-mails, the e-mails leading to the CIA director, and it's taking four months to find out that the CIA director was involved.”

 The story took a twisted turn when it was learned that Broadwell allegedly sent emails to another woman.

The emails have been described as harassing. Latest reports suggest an investigation into the behavior was several months long but it wasn’t until November 6, 2012, the night of the presidential election, that the full breadth of the scandal was revealed.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Is Justin Bieber dead? More rumors haunt superstar

One of the Internet's most popular rumors is that Justin Bieber is dead. It is mind boggling how many times the rumor pops up sending thousands upon thousands of teenyboppers and Beliebers to the web to find out if 18-year-old Justin has suddenly met his demise.

What also is amazing are the number of ways in which the public manufactures for Bieber's final moments. Automobiles, airplanes and motorcycle crashes are some of the top methods used to annihilate the most popular ex-boyfriend on the planet. Other rumors focus on more sinister and illegal methods typically involving some lethal concoction of drugs.

The closest thing to Justin Bieber dying or being found dead is his acting role on CSI where his character was killed off.

Check out the video below, but don't worry. There is no reason to post "RIP" Justin Bieber!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Press Release: Nestle USA Announces Voluntary Recall of NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder

Nestle released the following press release on November 8, 2012. It contains pertinent information regarding a U.S. recall.

GLENDALE, Calif.Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA announced the voluntary recall of limited quantities of Nestle NESQUIK® Chocolate Powder in the 10.9, 21.8 and 40.7 ounce canisters. The voluntary recall is limited to only NESQUIK Chocolate Powder, which was distributed nationally. No other varieties of NESQUIK powder or any sizes or flavors of NESQUIK ready-to-drink are affected by this recall. 

Nestle is removing the canisters from distribution because the company was notified by an ingredient supplier, Omya Inc. that it has issued a recall of certain lots of its ingredient, calcium carbonate due to possible presence of Salmonella. Calcium carbonate is used in NESQUIK as an ingredient. There have been no reports of any illnesses or adverse health effects associated with the affected product.

To ensure the safety of consumers, Nestle is recalling selected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder. The recall is limited to the following sizes, UPC and production codes of NESQUIK Chocolate Powder:


The affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder was produced during early October, 2012. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the bottom of the canister, adjacent to the consumer expiration date. All affected products have an expiration date of BEST BEFORE Oct 2014.

Consumers who may have purchased the affected NESQUIK Chocolate Powder should not consume it, but instead should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Nestle Consumer Services at (800) 628-7679.
The most common symptoms of Salmonella infection are diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever, which develop within eight to 72 hours of eating or drinking contaminated food. The illness usually lasts for four to seven days and most people recover without treatment. However, salmonellosis can be severe or even life threatening for infants, older people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should seek medical attention.

Nestle is dedicated to the health and safety of its consumers. For these reasons, the company initiated this voluntary recall. We apologize to our consumers and sincerely regret any inconvenience created by this incident. 
Media contacts:

Hannah Coan, Nestle USA – Glendale, CA; 818.549-6235 or Hannah.Coan1@us.nestle.com

PR Newswire (http://s.tt/1sEzL)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Video: Tired of 'Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney' hilarious

Oh my gosh. This is seriously the funniest, political video ever.

 A little girl is crying and when her mother asks what is wrong, she doesn't reply that another child has been mean to her, she fell and skinned her knee or lost her favorite dolly.

What is torturing this precious, young soul?

She's tired of all the political talk surrounding Barack Obama and Mitt Romney- only she refers to the president as "Bronco Bama"

 Oh..this is so adorable...and oh so true...lol.

 Her mother assures her that it will all be over soon. Can November 6, 2012 get here fast enough to stop the tears from staining the little girl's face?