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The Center for Food Safety’s “True Food Shoppers Guide”

15 Aug

Ever wonder if your grocery store shopping list contains genetically modified foods? The Center for Food Safety has just made your next trip down the supermarket isles a little easier with today’s launch of a new mobile phone application that helps identify “GMO” foods on the go!

“The Center for Food Safety’s True Food Shoppers Guide” is freely available for download on iPhone and Android devices, with forthcoming releases for consumers using other platforms as well. The application features the following advantages:

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In the News! Netflix Stock: Overall Steady Decline

15 Jul

Since announcing an upcoming price increase of subscription fees, Netflix shares officially rose by 0.31 points, or 0.11 percent, after closing at $286.93, on the NASDAQ Stock Market Friday, July 15th, 2011. Netflix shares managed to stay out of the negative after experiencing an all day decrease in value.

An overall stock decline following the shocking announcement on July 12th, 2011 brings Netflix shares down a total of -3.81 points and -1.31% in just four days. TradersHuddle.com reports of investors cashing in profits as the future of investing in Netflix’s stock may be uncertain. Continue reading

In the News! Netflix Further Snubs Their Customers!

13 Jul

 

Today on July 13th, 2011, Netflix’s Vice President of Corporate Communications Steve Swasey, issued a formal statement to MSNBC following a monumental social media outrage with the company. After yesterday’s announcement of subscription price increases, and over hundreds of thousands unhappy customers all voicing their displeasure via social networks and customer service lines, many reporters were unable to reach Netflix for comment. MSNBC’s Technolog acquired an exclusive statement on behalf of Netflix which addresses and minimizes customer concerns:

He said the timing of the price change was “appropriate” and that “$6 more is a remarkable value, a latte or two every month. For most folks it’s absorbable,” adding Netflix was “sympathetic to those in terrible financial straits.” But, he said, the reaction was “expected.” “We anticipated some folks were not going be happy with the change. It didn’t surprise us.” Continue reading

In the News! Netflix to Increase Subscription Fees

12 Jul

A longtime leading giant of movie rentals and streaming, Netflix, has announced a second increase in subscription prices for the year 2011. Vice President of Marketing Jessie Becker made the official announcement on the Netflix.com blog, citing “lowest prices ever” and at the same time slapping his longtime, dedicated customers in their faces. Earlier this year, price increases imposed on all Netflix subscriptions promised the expansion of streaming movie content. The first increase was justified by outrageous demands of movie studio and production company license costs. Customers did not seem very put off by the initial price hikes as long as their services continued to improve.

Five months later, an official blog post revealed removal of member review features, de-personalized the user experience, and introduced the launch of a new website interface. The updated website changes caused an uproar of Netflix blog comments, reaching capacity of over 5,000 dissatisfied customer complaints pleading for the website to be reverted back as the changes were not very user friendly. Despite thousands of objections regarding the new website interface, Netflix ignored their entire customer base, and made no apologies or announcements regarding user concerns. Adding insult to injury, on June 17th Pauline Fischer, VP of Content Acquisition, announced a temporary removal of Sony Movies from streaming service as a result of a “temporary contract issue between Sony and Starz,” and in the following weeks, certain customer favorite shows and movies were slowly removed from instant streaming play right from under user’s noses. Continue reading

In the News! Casey Anthony: Vedict is in – Not Guilty

6 Jul

Casey Anthony was found not guilty in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. I; like most of you – am speechless. So I’ll just ask a poll question.

On July 5, 2011, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter, but guilty of four misdemeanor counts of providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

Caylee Marie Anthony. August 9, 2005-June 16, 2008

Investigation: wikipedia.org
When Detective Yuri Melich, with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, began investigating the disappearance of Caylee Anthony, he found discrepancies in Casey’s signed statement.When questioned, Casey said Caylee had been kidnapped by her nanny, Zanny. Although Casey had talked about Zanny, she had never been seen by Casey’s family or friends, and in fact there was no nanny. Casey also told police that she worked at Universal Studios, a lie she had been telling her parents for years. Investigators brought Casey to Universal Studios on July 16, 2008, the day after Caylee was reported missing, and asked her to show them her office. Casey led police around for a while before admitting that she had been fired years before.

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In the News! Same Sex Marriage Bill Passes In New York

25 Jun

It’s official Governor Cuomo Signs Same Sex Marriage Bill Into Law – making New York the 6th state to legalize same-sex marriage. He signed the bill into law at 11:15pm on Friday and the decision passed 33-29 even some Republicans came out [no pun intended] and said “f*ck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing” ~ Republican Roy McDonald. I think everyone should have the right to be happy [or miserable HA] for the rest of their lives; marry who you want, no one should be able to tell you NO. So I’m a happy New York is making history in this way – if you pay taxes and work in New York [or the USA in general] you should have the right to make you own descsions when it comes to Love and Romance. Let’s think about how this benefits New York(ers) in general: more marriages not only mean equal rights for people but it also means more money for the City: wedding planners, booking venues, flowers, dresses and on the flip side divorce and custody attorneys will have a bigger client base to make money off of etc – this will benefit our economy here as a whole! so MAYBE just MAYBE the next vote will be “How to decrease rent/taxes/prices in NYC! [only can dream]

What do you think? leave a comment and let us know!

In the News! KIA’s Ad’s Promoting Pedophila?

23 Jun

This has been the latest controversy – do you guys find these ad’s are done in poor taste? perhaps pointless? or fantastic?

In the News! NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage

15 Jun

Governor Cuomo says about New York – [that the state has] “been on the right side of history,” bringing up instances such as civil rights and woman’s rights.  “But on the issue of marriage equality, our state has fallen behind,” he said.

With that being said, do you believe that New York State should legalize same-sex marriage? are you for it? against it? don’t care?

My opinion? I think every one has the right to have ‘rights’ in this country; if they are contributing to society by working, paying taxes, buying products [helping NYC revenue]. If you are considered a law abiding citizen of NY or the USA for that matter, no body has the right to deny you any type of rights – in my opinion; including the right to marry someone YOU want to marry. If it’s okay for heterosexuals to do it, then what on earth makes ‘certain’ people have any say in the fact that no one else has those same rights. We all contribute, so we all should have the same rights, its only fair and right.

In the News: Sarah Palin’s E-Mails Released to Public?

10 Jun

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Let me start off by saying, I am not a fan of Sarah Palin, never was and never will be – frankly I don’t agree with a word she says or makes up for that matter; BUT having said that, I DO NOT believe it is okay for 24,000 pages worth of e-mails to be released to the public. Maybe a few government related/fraud/misconception ones, something where she said one thing to her constituents and told her $donors$ something else. BUT 24,000 pages worth? I don’t think anyone, even Mrs. Palin deserves that type of humiliation – what if some of those e-mails contain comments she made to her husband about her disappointment that her teenager is having a baby? how much pain will that bring to her kids?

What else scares me? if they can dig up so much of her e-mails… what’s to say they can not potentially dig up ours. Some things are meant to stay private.

I say release only the e-mails that are on a need to know basis… if I don’t need to know it, I shouldn’t have it flashing in front of my face on a 24 hour news cycle.

What do you think about it?

In the News! Topic: NY Rep. Anthony Weiner Admits Posting Lewd Photos

7 Jun

By now we have all heard the news — NY Rep. Anthony Weiner admits posting lewd photos — should he resign? trust him? still like him? who cares about him? does it bother you? is it just a guy being a guy? state your opinion on the matter here! please refrain from using profanity.