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Lights Out For Incandescent Bulbs: A Primer For The Future

It's not new news.  Congress passed the legislation that banned the familiar incandescent light bulb back in 2007 - with the law taking effect in 2012.  But many consumers have just gone about their lives, not realizing that soon - they won't be able to buy the standard light bulbs they're accustomed to.

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Burger King’s “King” Loses His Job

The economy's so tough that even Burger King's mascot is getting a pink slip.
As part of a plan to reinvent itself over the next year, fast-food chain Burger King is about to dethrone its creepy King character

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Michelle Obama Wins A Food Award

Apparently someone is paying attention to the "eat what I say - not as I do" campaign;  First Lady Michelle Obama was recently awarded one of the inaugural James Beard Leadership Awards.

These awards were handed out to activists, educators and business leaders who help create a “healthier, safer and more sustainable food world,” according to a release.

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Do As I Say Not As I Do: Obama Administration’s Love Of “Unhealthy” foods

Ever get the feeling you're being told one thing while they're doing another?

After the debt crisis compromise was hammered out last week, the Obama administration took his team out for a round of hamburgers and cheeseburgers to celebrate

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Higher Taxes Could be Used To Curb America’s Junk Food Obsession

...Or, so says a new study published by the New York Times.  File this under the current "Far-Reaching-Scope" of the U.S. Government.
The answer, for New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman, is obvious: Put the government in charge of what people eat

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L.A.’s 405 Becomes A Picnic Site

The recent closure of the 405 in L.A. for bridge repairs prompted changes in schedules...arrests...fear....and --- a picnic! (?)
The plan was simple: bum rush the 405 Freeway at some point during the weekend closure, set up a mock dinner and take a photo for posterity

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Netflix’s New Prices Cause Customer Revolt; Social Media All Abuzz

As reported yesterday, Netflix has rolled out a new pricing platform that reduces service and increases their prices.  Unhappy customers are threatening cancellation, and have take to social media to express their negative opinion.

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Restaurant Bans Kids; Blames Parents Diminishing Lack Of Responsibility

Yes, kids are "just kids" and there are times when we as adults need to accept the fact that they don't have the social understandings we have;  Our role as parents is to teach them right from wrong

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Husband Builds Electric Chair To Murder Wife Who Wants A Divorce

Over in Great Britain, things can get a bit dramatic.  Andrew Castle's wife of 18 years asked him for a divorce.  He built a make-shift electric chair in the garage and invited her in for a chat

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