Starbucks Urges Employees To Talk About Race Relations With Customers


(PCM) Retail coffee giant Starbucks is now asking customers to #RaceTogether and urges  their employees to begin talking about race relations in our country with their customers. The baristas have begun writing “race together” on beverage cups in hopes of sparking some of these conversations that many people are afraid to have with one another.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz claims that “We as Starbucks should be willing to talk about this issues in America”. After incidents that occurred in Ferguson, MO, New York City, and Oakland, CA, there is a lot of deep emotional and racial unrest throughout the country and these are issues that we should not be afraid to address.  Schultz goes on to say “Not to point fingers or to place blame, and not because we have the answers, but because staying silent is not who we are,”

It is the hope that this new movement will be the catalyst to help people gain a greater empathy, understanding and compassion towards one another.  Stores in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Oakland and Los Angeles have already begin writing “Race Together” on cups, but the rest of the company’s some 12,000 stores are expected to join in with them today.

Schultz feels it begins with “one conversation at a time” to create a more emphatic and inclusive society overall.  While it appears that Starbucks may have had good intentions with the #RaceTogether campaign, it is causing the company to receive quite a bit of ridicule online and on social media, as many feel that it potentially puts customers in an awkward position and could lead to racial stereotyping, just the opposite of what it was initially proposed to do.

Check out Twitter and the #RaceTogether for some pretty hilarious quips aimed at the company. Starbucks still continues to stand by the movement and feels that it is truly worth a little bit of discomfort for the great good.

What do you think?

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Did Time Magazine Give Hilary Clinton Horns On Purpose?

Time1(PCM) Everyone who has been following the news lately knows that former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton is in some hot water over her recent admission to using her personal email account for work rather than the government-issued one between the years of 2009 and 2013, when she was the Secretary of State.

The whole email incident has stirred up quite a bit of a scandal, so it is only natural that after seeing the cover for the upcoming issue of Time Magazine, which features Clinton, that one would question if the publication intentionally gave her what appear to be a set of horns.

Many feel that Time did this to in a sense demonize Clinton for the recent email debacle, however the publication claims that “any resemblance to cats, bats, or devil horns is merely coincidental”.  They go on to reveal that this is not the first time that a public figure has been “demonized” on their cover, as the location of the large letter “M” in the logo can unintentionally give the appearance of horns.

Clinton is expected to make an announcement about a 2016 presidential run very soon!

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Puerto Rico Wants To Fine Parents For Having Obese Children


(PCM) The Puerto Rican senate is currently trying to pass legislation that would allow the parents of obese children to be fined by the government if it is discovered they are not feeding their children both healthy and nutritious.

One of the bill’s sponsors claims that the new bill is only trying to “improve children’s well-being and help parents make healthier choices.”.

The way it works is that educators would begin identifying obese children and then work very closely with the parents to help the children lose weight.

The proposed bill goes on to state that if the educator determines that no progress has been made in a six month time period than the educator can  refer the case to child family services much the same as a child abuse case.

If another six months goes by and yet again no improvement to the child’s weight is reported the family can then be charged a fine in the amount of $500 and then up to $800 if an additional six months goes up with no changes.

Many people have expressed both concern and outrage over the proposed bill calling it both “unfair” and “superficial” and of course does not factor in situations where medical complications or genetic issues are a factor.

Some people in Puerto Rico fully support the bill, as Puerto Rico has a child obesity rate of 28% versus on 18% in The States.

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Proposed 28th Amendment

Proposed 28th amendment.

No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement. While Politicians hold their political positions in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term. It just does not make any sense.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States .”

I would expand that to include the president and vice president- otherwise, seems like a good idea to me.

I challenge you to read this and NOT have the will to pass it on.

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2016 Republican Infighting Begins…

Oh, heavens, spare me the rantings of the ignorant, insane, barbaric, vitriolic, fanatic, and other assorted predictors of presidential campaign self-absorbing debates. With no candidate in mind yet, I see the posts indicating how Republicans, conservatives, libertarians bicker amongst themselves saying, “I hate this one,” “I hate that one,” “no way in hell,” too soft on this,” “too hard on that,” “RINO this, “RINO that”,” “no lesser of two evils,” (which is one of the dumbest statements of all) no Bush, no Romney, no Perry, no Cruz, no Walker, no Huckabee, no nobody.

If you want a 100% conservative candidate, go look in the mirror and vote for yourself because you aint gonna find anyone that satisfies you. residential. Failure to unite behind anyone that would win will will result in a Clinton or a Warren. So you beat your chest and bray at the moon saying, “I voted my principles,” recollect how did that work out for ya? You delivered yourself four more years of Obama. Ready for another go-around?

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Twain Thomas Case: Second Amendment isn’t About Hunting

In February of last year a man in the town of Pocatello, Idaho made a very big mistake. 54-year old Twain Thomas’s lawyer says that he suffers from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and that he doesn’t actually remember the events of the night in question… but a judge ruled that Thomas would be jailed regardless of the defense.

What led to Thomas’s incarceration?

On February 22, 2014 a commotion in an apartment complex in Pocatello made residents James Cvengros and Kaila Gearhart very concerned. They heard a lot of noise form an upstairs apartment, then noticed shattering glass flying all over the cars in the nearby parking lot. That’s when they turned on their digital camera to make sure they recorded what was happening around them. At some point the couple realized that the commotion was moving towards their apartment, and that’s when the video gets very interesting.

Twain Thomas is seen in the video kicking in the couple’s front door before advancing at them with a machete in his hands. The entire time the couple can both be heard telling him to leave and that they are armed. Thomas doesn’t seem to register any of this as he continued to advance on them – which is when Cvengros fired his gun at almost point blank range, bringing Thomas down.

The intruder can then be heard moaning as Cvengros tells him to stay down and that he had already contacted police and they were on their way.

The video also records Thomas admitting that he would have killed the couple had they not shot him.

So there you have it–more evidence that guns save lives.

The facts are overwhelmingly clear – guns in the hands of law abiding citizens actually SAVE lives – so why do liberals continue to fight against our gun rights? The only logical conclusion that we can come to in the gun debate is that liberals yearn for power. They want power over the government, so they can exercise power over the people. The only thing standing between them and absolute domination of the population is that pesky 2nd Amendment – which never existed in the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Spain, and other totalitarian regimes where the people were subjugated.

It’s time to face the facts, folks. The 2nd Amendment isn’t about hunting, it’s about ensuring that safety and FREEDOM of the American people from an overreaching government.

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