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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

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Coffee and Blood Pressure?

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We have a strange family which differ in response to coffee.My daughter thrives on coffee, as all through university, in both degrees she picked up, the other students always remember her as the girl…Continue

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BC Canada Largely Non-Religious

Started by Patricia. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 5, 2015. 3 Replies

New poll shows British Columbia largely non-religiousIn April 2013, the…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on March 7, 2015 at 1:28pm

A brouhaha has developed in the Idaho State House.  Three members walked out when a Hindu Prayer was going to be said.

One of the walk-outs said she protested the prayer because she believed the United States is a Christian nation and that Hinduism is a "false faith with false gods."

Comment by Plinius on March 5, 2015 at 7:33am

Good afternoon! It is sunny! I've been shopping and cleaning and in between I'm thinking on my roof garden. The first of six big containers arrived today - a metre x 50 cm. I'll fill them with earth from the old containers, compost and whatever I can find - slow work because of a bad back. Then I'll replant some surviving perennials and  the rest is for veg and herbs.

Have a nice day! I hope spring comes to you very soon.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 5, 2015 at 7:19am

Good morning! At least that's what it is when I usually hop on the computer--after breakfast and a mile walk. Nothing special planned for the day. Hope yours is sunny.

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 1, 2015 at 10:34am

Felaine, on one of the sites you pointed to, I read that there was a warning label on the cup, but it was too small, and they've now made it larger.

However, they don't sound like a nice company at all.  I used to buy their cheapest burger once in a great while, but no more.

Comment by Randall Smith on March 1, 2015 at 7:34am

The only thing I know is: I never eat at McDs (gag me). I DO, however, get their coffee. Here's my scheme. I buy a "senior" cup, then reuse it for free refills for an entire trip--to and from wherever--often thousands of miles. Only once did the person try to charge me.  Plus, I use their restrooms. Do I feel guilty? Ha!

Comment by sk8eycat on March 1, 2015 at 1:06am

Spud, since I have never bought a cuppa Joe at McDonalds, I have no idea if they had any warnings on the cups before the Liebeck case was settled.

I do know that the McD closest to us never sold coffee (or hot water for tea) in foam plastic cups.  Those things DO hold heat far longer than the heavy paper cups do..

Joan, someone e-mailed me that list of "frivolous lawsuits" and some of them were obviously I looked up all of them.  When I got to Stella Liebeck, and read how severe her burns were, and the fact that a) the car was COMPLETELY , stopped, and b) SHE WAS NOT Driving, there was steam coming outta my ears at the hyperconservative who wrote the original list, and at the idiot who believed they were real lawsuits and forwarded the list to about 100 other people.

I sent him the link to the Snopes page, and another to the law firm that filed the suit on her behalf.  He hasn't spoken to me, or e-mailed me, since then.  (He and his partner moved from CA to Arizona 15 years ago, and he's turned into a real creep.since they've been living there.  Do you think his attitude is contagious?)

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 11:19pm

 sk8eycat, I appreciate the leads to sites telling the story of Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants. You have a good memory for detail. 

"The myths surrounding the McDonald’s Coffee case need to be dispelled." As do myths that develop because of propaganda.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2015 at 11:13pm

Loren, an unforgettable episode in our history and only a part of the reason that huge corporations gain in prosperity at the expense of Joe and Jane Doe. Thanks for retelling your account. 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 28, 2015 at 7:11pm

Loren, I don't think I was a member of A/N four years ago....

I'll check that link ASAP......I'm having foot problems, and have to sit with them propped up, or lie down.   Like right NOW!

Thank you!

Comment by Loren Miller on February 28, 2015 at 5:35pm

Reminder, guys: I wrote a piece about Ms. Liebeck and the debacle between her and McDonalds almost four years ago, as reflected in the documentary, Hot Coffee.


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