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‘Our to-go people are going crazy’: Texas Roadhouse workers mock customers who order the ‘viral family pack’


NOT sure WHY the employees are side-eyeing folks who order it.  ::)

Gotta give her credit.

A Texas woman claims she got herself out of $70,000 in debt — and is on her way to making $1 million by teaching others how to do the same.

Jasmine Taylor, 31, from Amarillo, said she lost her job and struggled to make ends meet in early 2021, buried under $60,000 in student loans and another $9,000 in medical and credit card debt.

That’s when she discovered “cash stuffing” on social media, a money-management practice where you put your debit and credit cards away and place all your cash into designated envelopes for rent, groceries, shopping, etc.

“I put aside money for bills in envelopes. I put money aside for variable expenses, which is weekly spending,” she told CNBC of her monthly process.


Amsterdam is asking young British men to “stay away” if they plan to visit the city to cut loose and “go wild”.

The Netherlands’ capital’s new online campaign to tackle nuisance tourism launched this week and targets visitors between the ages of 18 and 35, the city’s local authority announced in a news release on Tuesday.

If British tourists search online for terms such as “stag party Amsterdam,” “cheap hotel Amsterdam” or “pub crawl Amsterdam,” a video advertisement will appear, warning them of the consequences of drinking too much, taking drugs or causing trouble through antisocial behavior.


There’s little more the president can do about mass shootings. There’s nothing the new GOP-controlled Congress is likely to do to prevent mass shootings. And there’s reason to think state gun control laws could be in jeopardy.

That means this cycle of gun violence remains sad, predictable and permanent.

There have already been 16 shootings at US schools in the first months of 2023, and 405 kids have been killed by guns in America. The total number of child gun deaths was 1,680 in 2022, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

Most states, including Tennessee, still don’t have a red flag (also known as extreme risk) law, according to a database maintained by the activist group Everytown for Gun Safety.

Here’s what we know about the foundation behind it

The project is largely funded by the Atlanta Police Foundation, a multimillion-dollar nonprofit that supports the Atlanta Police Department. The foundation is one of at least 150 like it across the US that CNN reviewed that say they fill crucial budget gaps, not dissimilar to a nonprofit supporting a library or public school.

“Our role in Atlanta is to help provide, to develop new programs which can ultimately reduce crime,” said Rob Baskin, the Atlanta Police Foundation’s vice president and director of public affairs.

Critics argue these nonprofits — many of which were launched after the wave of protests when a Black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, in in 2014 — are unaccountable to the public and create channels for corporate influence in law enforcement.

The backlash over the new training facility is raising public debate over how involved private philanthropy should be in policing, according to Seth Stoughton, a professor of law and criminal justice at the University of South Carolina.

“Police foundations don’t have democratic accountability the way that a police agency does,” Stoughton said.

General Discussion Forum / Nurse fired after hugging coworker
« on: Yesterday at 08:48:10 AM »
Nurse Seong Oh, 57, was discharged from his position at Auckland City Hospital after hugging a fellow nurse “too tightly” in Feb. 2021, reported. Oh allegedly greeted a coworker with a hug before holding tightly onto their waist and then brushing their cheek, according to an Auckland District Court hearing.

While Judge Tony Fitzgerald said the hospital had a culture of hugging, the female coworker reportedly felt that Oh was trying to kiss her.

Emory Healthcare partners with Press Ganey to improve nursing effectiveness, satisfaction
Oh reportedly attempted to apologize as the nurse left the area to inform a supervisor. Oh previously admitted to a charge of indecent assault. Judge Fitzgerald added that a tribunal hearing will dictate if Oh must surrender his nursing registration. If convicted, Oh will also be unable to visit his elderly father within the U.S.

“Don’t touch your colleagues unless you are confident that they are happy with, and expecting, that physical contact,” Maeltzer, a partner at the Auckland law firm Hesketh Henry, told Scrubs Magazine. “That’s just a life rule.

“On the other side of it, if you feel uncomfortable with an interaction with a colleague, you should raise your concerns.

What do yall think?
Is the firing justified?
Did the hugged coworker overreact?


I think that they could have just given him a written warning UNLESS he has a history of hugging coworkers AND making them feel uncomfortable.
I cannot say that she overreacted
I DON'T allow strangers to hug me, nor coworkers or the people at church [at least when I used to go].

Folks really should respect folks' space and keep their hands to themselves.

Evanston City Council votes in favor of expanding its reparations program to repair housing discrimination
As a child, Robin Rue Simmons didn’t know the Evanston neighborhood she called home was an area where Black families were once forced to live.

Rue Simmons grew up just north of Chicago in Evanston’s 5th Ward, where banks refused to give mortgage loans to Black families until 1969.

In Evanston, Black people were restricted to a certain portion of the 5th Ward and excluded from other parts of the city.

The area “was disinvested in, stripped of a neighborhood school and access to health care,” Rue Simmons told CNN.

“There were specific anti-black zoning laws and housing practices that are responsible for our racial segregation – not only our physical segregation, but our wealth gaps and home ownership gaps and all other racial gaps that we have here in Evanston,” she said.

Sports Forum / Morgan State football releases 2023 schedule
« on: March 27, 2023, 12:24:00 PM »

BALTIMORE, Md.— The Morgan State football schedule for 2023 features non-conference games against Richmond, Akron, and Yale, as well as Homecoming against Stony Brook highlight the 11-game schedule released today.
The Bears open the 2023 season with a pair of road games. On Sept. 2, Morgan will travel I-95 south to face the Richmond Spiders. They last met on Nov. 29, 2014 in the first round of the FCS Playoffs.

MorganState will travel to Ohio for an FBS matchup against the Akron Zips on Sept. 9. It will mark the fourth meeting between the teams. The last being a 41-7 Akron win on Sept. 8, 2018.
On Sept. 16, Morgan’s home-opener will be against the Towson Tigers in the ‘Battle for Greater Baltimore’ at Hughes Stadium. The game will mark the first of back-to-back home games for the Bears.
Morgan State will then host the Albany Danes on Sept. 23. The Danes lead the series 2-0 and recorded a 41-14 win at Tom & Casey Stadium in their last matchup on Nov. 13, 2021.

Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon.


The best day to catch the whole group is Tuesday. You’ll want to look to the western horizon right after sunset, said NASA astronomer Bill Cooke.

The planets will stretch from the horizon line to around halfway up the night sky. But don't be late: Mercury and Jupiter will quickly dip below the horizon around half an hour after sunset.

The five-planet spread can be seen from anywhere on Earth, as long as you have clear skies and a view of the west.

“That’s the beauty of these planetary alignments. It doesn’t take much,” Cooke said.


Maybe. Jupiter, Venus and Mars will all be pretty easy to see since they shine brightly, Cooke said. Venus will be one of the brightest things in the sky, and Mars will be hanging out near the moon with a reddish glow. Mercury and Uranus could be trickier to spot, since they will be dimmer. You’ll probably need to grab a pair of binoculars.

If you’re a “planet collector,” it’s a rare chance to spot Uranus, which usually isn't visible, Cooke said. Look out for its green glow just above Venus.

General Discussion Forum / Tattoo....Prank?
« on: March 24, 2023, 12:32:14 PM »
Man’s wild tattoo prank leaves wife in tears: ‘I had to do it’

Jarrod Grove, 28, told Caters News that he and wife Tegan, 30, are constantly pranking one another, so he decided to up the ante by heading to a local tattoo parlor.

Grove said his spouse particularly loathed a photo of herself with her chin jutting out and her eyes rolling back in her head — so he asked the artists to replicate that image.

“The fact that she hated the photo of her pulling this face so much, I just had to get it tattooed,” Grove said of the prank.

See it for yourselves?


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