California restaurant ‘proudly’ serves Popeyes chicken as their own, charges $13

A popular Long Beach, CA, breakfast spot has found itself in the middle of a fried chicken controversy after a Yelp reviewer attacked the restaurant for using Popeyes chicken and passing it off as their own.

Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a small restaurant specializing in comfort food with a southern influence, was called out by Yelp user Tyler H. of Los Angeles, who claimed in his review, “Before my friends and I got seated [at the restaurant] we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen.”

Once seated, Tyler H. ordered fried chicken and waffles that he says tasted “suspiciously like Popeyes.”

“I kindly asked our waiter how they cooked their fried chicken. After checking he admitted that they do in fact use Popeyes,” Tyler H. continued in his review. “The manager compensated us for the entire meal.”

Full Story: http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/10/17/california-restaurant-proudly-serves-popeyes-chicken-as-their-own-charges-13.html

No one is at fault.  The owner has every right to source his chicken from where ever he can and sell it for a price he thinks the market will support.  Its 'his' chicken because he bought it.  The consumer has every right to has feels the way they do.  If they don;t like teh practive they'll stop eating there.

Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case

The Latest on Missouri appeals court ruling that vacated a $72 million award in an Alabama's woman's lawsuit that claimed talcum powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her cancer. (all times local):

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A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman who claimed the company's talcum powder contributed to her ovarian cancer.

The appeals court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the lawsuit. The court cited a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this summer that found there must be a strong connection between the plaintiff and a state where a lawsuit is filed. Only two of the 65 plaintiffs in Fox's case live in Missouri.

Three other juries have ruled against Johnson & Johnson in similar lawsuits in Missouri.

Spokeswoman Carol Goodrich said in a statement Tuesday that the company has consistently argued that Missouri has no jurisdiction in cases involving non-residents and "we expect the existing verdicts that we are appealing to be reversed."

Evolving Story: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/latest-appeals-court-tosses-award-talcum-powder-case-50539335

If you haven't heard the commercials on radio asking you if you've used talcum powder and got cancer you're amoung the lucky few.  There has been a possible link to talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The problem is it showing up in people in women their late 50's to 70's.  When most women start naturally showing signs of this kind of cancer.  Also, the plaintiff went to an out of state court hoping for a better settlement.

The Missouri appeals court didn't want to rule on the science of the case. So, they ruled on the jurisdiction.  Basically, they said take it back to your home state and retry the case there.  This is a mixed bag.  This individual will have to restart her case.  But anyone woman with ovarian cancer in Missouri now has a solid base for a lawsuit.  Don't worry. If you're tuning your internet steam to the state I'm sure the commercials are already running back-to-back.

Why the Krack Wi-Fi Mess Will Take Decades to Clean Up

A VULNERABILITY IN Wi-Fi encryption has sent the entire tech industry scrambling; the so-called Krack attack affects nearly every wireless device to some extent, leaving them subject to hijacked internet connections. In terms of scope, it doesn’t get much worse—especially for the Internet of Things.

The extent of the Krack fallout remains to be seen. Security analysts say it’s a tricky vulnerability to take advantage of, and major platforms like iOS, macOS, and Windows are either unaffected or have already been patched. But given the millions of routers and other IoT devices that will likely never see a fix, the true cost of Krack could play out for years.

“For the general sphere of IoT devices, like security cameras, we’re not just underwater,” says Kevin Fu, a computer scientist at the University of Michigan who focuses on medical device security. “We’re under quicksand under water.”

Full Story: https://www.wired.com/story/krack-wi-fi-iot-security-broken

Russians used bribes, sought to pad Clinton charity amid Obama-era push to expand US nuclear footprint

The FBI had evidence as early as 2009 that Russian operatives used bribes, kickbacks and other dirty tactics to expand Moscow’s atomic energy footprint in the U.S. – but the Obama administration approved a controversial uranium deal benefiting Moscow anyway, according to an explosive new report.

Revisiting allegations from the 2016 campaign, the report in The Hill noted that Bill Clinton and his family foundation got millions from figures tied to the uranium company while Hillary Clinton led the State Department and served on a panel that helped seal the deal. But the report also says evidence indicates Russian nuclear officials “routed” millions of dollars to the U.S. to benefit Bill Clinton’s foundation, while citing new allegations about a Russian plot that preceded that deal.

According to The Hill, federal agents gathered evidence – including recordings and emails – as early as 2009 showing Moscow used bribes and kickbacks to compromise an American uranium trucking firm. But rather than bring swift charges, the Obama Justice Department reportedly investigated for years, without informing the public and Congress of the full scope of the alleged scheme – as the administration made two decisions benefiting Moscow.

Full Story: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/17/report-russians-used-bribes-sought-to-pad-clinton-charity-amid-obama-era-push-to-expand-us-nuclear-footprint.html

See also: FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to government documents and interviews.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

Full Story: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355749-fbi-uncovered-russian-bribery-plot-before-obama-administration

Media conceal Antifa’s violent thuggery

For some time, the mainstream media has been doing its best to cover up the threatening and violent ways of the far-left extremist group of political activists known as Antifa, which more and more conservatives are recognizing as a militant masked anti-Trump gang masquerading as self-proclaimed anti-fascists.

After Fox News recently called out the liberal anti-American militants – who marred Columbus Day with their anarchist vandalism – one progressive news hub accused the conservative media and Fox News of blowing their threat out of proportion.

“Fox News panics about the menace of’ ‘leftist antifa thugs,’ local news networks worry about the prospect of anarchist invaders, and think piece after think piece warns that antifa’s tactics are going too far,” left-leaning Vox author Carlos Maza wrote, according to WND. “But so far, antifa have made up a small part of the protests they showed up at.”

Full Story: http://www.gopusa.com/media-conceals-antifas-violent-thuggery/

325-pound Florida woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her as punishment

A 325-pound (150-kilogram) Florida woman is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment.

Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty toward a child, The Pensacola News Journal reported. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office report identified Posey as the girl's cousin.

Paramedics and deputies responded to the family's Pensacola home following a 911 call Saturday. Posey told deputies she sat on Dericka Lindsay as discipline "for being out of control."

Full Article: http://www.wptv.com/news/state/veronica-green-posey-325-pound-woman-charged-with-killing-girl-by-sitting-on-her

Justice Department Jamming Shut The Revolving Door For Illegal Aliens

One of the running complaints raised against opponents of border security is the proliferation of criminal illegal aliens who enter the United States repeatedly, are apprehended and then sent back to their home countries. That part of the formula would be fine were it not for the fact that so many of them keep crossing the border multiple times, only to be found committing additional crimes. In some of the worst cases, you wind up with a result along the lines of the murder of Kate Steinle. But less high profile situations clog the system on a regular basis.

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Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter about upcoming changes in the protocol.

“They shut down most of my neighborhood,” he said. “There were dozens of patrol units, a SWAT team, mobile command post, a fire truck, and paramedics,” he said. “It was a huge waste of public resources.”

Lopp has been vocal in the hard fork debate and has worked at BitGo for almost three years and a Bitcoin enthusiast for five years. The 911 caller who forced the police to act told a dispatcher that he was holding is family hostage and gave Lopp’s address.

Full Story: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/17/bitcoin-engineer-jameson-lopp-swatted-by-angry-crypto-fans

Swatting is when you call in fake tip that something bad is happening at someone's house or business to the  police.  The police then send in a SWAT team and tear up the person's or business's place of residence.  It got popular for gamers to do it to other gamers for revenge or the get an advantage during a competition.   Later anarchists and other groups started to anyone they don't agree with.

Jameson Lopp is a programmer that is working on an upgrade to the BitCoin system.  There an issue with way BitCoins transfer from person to person.  The math and network request to be 100% sure Person B should get BitCoins from Person A is extremely intense.  BitCoin has become so popular that the entire system is starting to get crushed under it's own weight.

Lopp and other developers are working on a more modern system for transferring and mining (finding) BitCoins.  But some group say some combination of: 

  • You are making it easier for people make counterfeit bitcurrency
  • You're taking away anonymity for speed
  • You're starting to centralize the power which goes against the idea of block chain communication

When you deal with anything that could worth thousands or trillion of dollar you will get radicals.  Block chain currencies are literally one mistake away from becoming worthless.

 

North Korea warns of nuclear war at ‘any moment’

The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

Talks between the adversaries have long been urged by China in particular, but Washington and its ally Japan have been reluctant to sit down at the table while Pyongyang continues to pursue a goal of developing a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States.

"Eventually, we don't rule out the possibility of course of direct talks," Sullivan said in Tokyo after talks with his Japanese counterpart, Shinsuke Sugiyama. 

Full Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/north-korea-nuclear-talks-diplomacy-1.4357977

Ya know when I was in Kroger's this morning picking up a protien bar I saw a Halloween toy sword.  The first thing I thought of was Kim Jong-un.  Why? If I was to saber rattle with it the plastic toy would be as effective as he childish screams are.  He has throwing out some many threats for 3 months now that no one, not even his mind numbed people, can take him seriously.  

Until he does something stupid, like tossing missle and it goes off course and break a UN sanction and the world has to act, no one is going to do anything.  He's that dog that neighbor keeps in his yard and changes at everyone that comes near his territory.  Toothless until it gets out.

Police fun at the fair: Officers have ‘fantastic afternoon’ riding dodgems while on duty

A police force has been criticised after a team of officers was pictured enjoying dodgems at a funfair while on duty.

At least 18 officers from Humberside Police rode the cars in full uniform at Hull Fair while other colleagues looked on.

One of the riders was Chief Superintendent Darren Downs, who posted a picture on Twitter and described having a "fantastic afternoon at the fair".

Full Story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/17/police-fun-fair-officers-have-fantastic-afternoon-riding-dodgems/

I don't even have to comment.  There are two comments on the story sum up my thoughts perfectly:

Lawrence:

This is a splendid example of two things:

  • the usual suspects whinging &
  • the police demonstrating they are part of the community

 It is a welcome change from the usual drift into politically correct totalitarianism – and that is the problem that needs to be addressed in the police and all areas of government.

Vidar:

Oh my. Talk about trying hard to make a storm in a tea-cup!