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Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves in Cranston
Patch ^ | April 23, 2013

Posted on 04/23/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling pressure cookers at retail locations, including the Garden City store in Cranston.

If you're in the market for a new pressure cooker to whip up some stew or pulled pork, don't head to the Cranston Williams-Sonoma for the time being.

Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with more than 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing.

It was first reported that Williams-Sonoma pulled pressure cookers from shelves in stores in Massachusetts, but a call to the Cranston location in Garden City Center shows the company has issued a larger company directive.

Cranston store manager Kyle, who asked his last name not to be used, said pressure cookers were taken off the shelves via a company directive because it didn't seem appropriate to sell them in the wake of the marathon bombings....

(Excerpt) Read more at cranston.patch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Politics; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: anotherduplicate; boston; chechnya; insanity; kenyanbornmuzzie; massachusetts; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; pressurecookers; retail; terrorism; waronterror
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Beyond belief.
1 posted on 04/23/2013 5:57:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

W-S Don’t forget the evil kitchen knives, hundreds of thousands wounded each year /s


2 posted on 04/23/2013 6:01:24 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: All


3 posted on 04/23/2013 6:02:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid, stupid, stupid ... the terrorists will just find another vessel for their bombs.

Which pipe manufacturer will be the first to pull all pipe supplies, after all pipe as a bomb making material has been around a long time.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 6:03:32 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I heard the Boston bombs contained nails and BBs. It’s time to ban all nails larger than a 3-penny, and 3-penny nails can only be purchased in lots of five, and at that there must be a 72-hour waiting period. As for BBs...forget it!


5 posted on 04/23/2013 6:06:33 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: doc1019

I get my evil Pressure Cookers at Goodwill. Cheap and untracable.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 6:06:59 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nails, ball bearings, wire, batteries, cell phones, backpacks will be next.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 6:07:02 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well that’ll sure help.


8 posted on 04/23/2013 6:07:45 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ought-six

I have 2 used pressure cookers in good condition which i would be willing to sell to anyone who is not on a terrorist watch list.


9 posted on 04/23/2013 6:08:33 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: wetgundog

I bought one there that looked good but beware of worn-out gaskets (I think that’s what they’re called).


10 posted on 04/23/2013 6:09:54 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: wetgundog

Surprisingly my pressure cooker fell out of my boat as I was crossing our local lake to register it with the authorities. To bad, so sad.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 6:11:16 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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12 posted on 04/23/2013 6:11:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

DHS will buy up all the pressure cookers.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 6:12:42 PM PDT by NoLibZone (None here can be puzzled by why Jews walked into the cars so quietly- we are walking up the planks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When pressure cookers are banned, only terrorists will have homemade salsa.

 photo Mohamhead_zpse35847b0.jpg
14 posted on 04/23/2013 6:13:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Geez it’s just gesture. People need to lighten up. What they’re doing harms nothing


15 posted on 04/23/2013 6:16:58 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, if muslims start deploying car bombs in America, are cars going to be pulled from the shelves too?

Muslims attack, Americans get punished...

BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE DON’T FORM ANY NEGATIVE OPINIONS ABOUT THE MUSLIMS OH NO...


16 posted on 04/23/2013 6:18:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How STUPID and really gutless! It’s like NBC pulling episode 4 of Hannibal because of the Boston bombings.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: doc1019

Not the vessel with the pestle I trust.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 6:19:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: stuartcr

You mean except those customers who need a pressure cooker to prepare meals for themselves and their families? Where does it end? What else do I have to give up besides, firearms, cold medications, cooking utensils, privacy, tax monies, trust, the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th amendments and goodness knows what else?


19 posted on 04/23/2013 6:22:13 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Castigar

Well, we could watch Operation Rabbit where wile e. coyote tries to build a pressure cooker on top of Bugs!


20 posted on 04/23/2013 6:22:17 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Mastador1

LOL!


21 posted on 04/23/2013 6:22:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So now is Obama going to want anyone who purchases a pressure cooker to have a permit?


22 posted on 04/23/2013 6:23:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gotta love the satire - looks so real.


23 posted on 04/23/2013 6:25:30 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get real. If you need a pressure cooker go online to WS or go to Target. No one is taking cookware away from you


24 posted on 04/23/2013 6:27:03 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: cripplecreek

I predict henceforth that image will be downloaded with impunity!

I know I did,

thanks


25 posted on 04/23/2013 6:29:25 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Buy it online or get a cheaper brand if it is a matter of true survival. No company owes anyone any product.


26 posted on 04/23/2013 6:32:24 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What about the garage sale loop hold? How do they plan to control that? snort)))))))
27 posted on 04/23/2013 6:32:29 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: stuartcr

Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet has a great automatic electric pressure cooker that she uses at least once every week or so. That wasn’t my point. Williams-Sonoma must be run by PC idiots.


28 posted on 04/23/2013 6:32:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: jurroppi1

That’s why I made it.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 6:36:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s their business to run as they please


30 posted on 04/23/2013 6:37:45 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: luvbach1
How do I, or you, know if I am on a watch list?

BTW, I am in the market for a pressure cooker, since we are eating more meals at home, and buying ever cheaper cuts of meats.

I don't grill outside or broil inside, so cooking chicken or ribs by processing the meat through a pressure cooker first, makes the most of my infrequent meat buys.

Full disclosure, I am probably on some kind of government watch list.
I know how to plant, tend, harvest and preserve vegetables.
I can kill, skin, clean and cook several varieties of fish and small mammals.
I am a veteran of the USA DOD.
Oh and yes, I have also attended several TEA Party rallies.

Odd thing though, I have never shopped at a Williams-Sonoma store.
Isn't that one of those high priced, yuppie kitchen stores catering to people who don't know how to use cast iron skillets?

31 posted on 04/23/2013 6:38:32 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Beyond belief.

Not at all, the way things are going. Here in CA incandescent light bulbs have vanished from store shelves. You also have to show a driver's license and sign a waiver just to buy former over-the-counter drugs like Mucinex. They keep cans of spray paint locked in steel cages to keep taggers from stealing them.

I'm old enough to remember going with my Dad to the hardware store to buy cases of dynamite, caps and fuse in any quantity we needed -- no questions asked. We used them to quarry stone and blow up stumps on the farm. I had to get my Mom to sign at the drugstore on hydrochloric and sulphuric acid for my chemistry set though.

32 posted on 04/23/2013 6:39:53 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Julia Chiles was a SPY, she must have been working for GWBush!(/s)


33 posted on 04/23/2013 6:41:55 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: stuartcr

It is their choice and I will defend that choice but I will still call them pu**ies for it. (not puppies)


34 posted on 04/23/2013 6:49:39 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the great image. I’ll be sending it around to my pressure cooker friends. :)


35 posted on 04/23/2013 6:52:56 PM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: posterchild

Well if it makes you feel better then by all means, call them names


36 posted on 04/23/2013 6:54:50 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The cookware giant has decided to temporarily stop selling pressure cookers at retail locations, including the Garden City store in Cranston.

Let me take a wild guess here.Everyone in the world is presumed to know where Garden City and Cranston are.

Is it not obvious that Free Republic is an international forum?

37 posted on 04/23/2013 7:04:17 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: stuartcr

A gesture to what a police state?


38 posted on 04/23/2013 7:07:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: lacrew

and gun powder.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 7:16:35 PM PDT by RC one (If you see typos, I'm on an iphone.)
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To: stuartcr; 2ndDivisionVet

FRiend, it is an empty gesture, a stupid gesture. It adds weight, however insignificant, to the theme that any object that is used in mayhem must be banned. Now, as you say in another post, if you want one, you can buy it online. I’ll add, at another store or perhaps a pressure cooker and gun show. Hence the emptiness. The problem is, it is putting the focus on the object and not the berk that is using that object for no good. It’s a mindset thing. Men are from Mars, liberals are from Uranus.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 7:23:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: publius911

“Everyone in the world is presumed to know where Garden City and Cranston are.”

Yep. They’re in Amurrica....near Springfield, probly.


41 posted on 04/23/2013 7:29:07 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what if Williams-Sonoma cannot do much about international terrorism ? They can’t win for losing apparently. At least management isn’t siding with the Muslims or covering for the people that did this. What they can do is make an overt attempt not only to support the victims but to diffuse the now intimate link between one of their products and bombmaking which most Americans didn’t even know existed a week ago.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 7:34:42 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

STOP THE INANIMATE OBJECTS! STOP THE INANIMATE OBJECTS!

Ignore the Muslims who want you to submit or die.


43 posted on 04/23/2013 7:40:53 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My grammy used to use a pressure cooker all the time to cook her potatoes.
I can still hear that whistling steam sound....


44 posted on 04/23/2013 8:11:00 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

wondered when that crap would start


45 posted on 04/23/2013 8:13:35 PM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the last couple days, I’ve seen hoarding, and the supermarket shelves almost empty of the kind of vegetables you would normally load into a pressure cooker - celery, potatoes, onions, beans, etc. Only a few online sites have them now, and are limiting customers to small orders.


46 posted on 04/23/2013 8:20:14 PM PDT by omni-scientist
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To: mowowie; erlayman; sarasmom; NonValueAdded; onyx; omni-scientist

My wife loves her Technique Brand Pressure Cooker. Automatic, electric with voice instructions.

47 posted on 04/23/2013 8:24:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Politically correct companies are stupid.
48 posted on 04/23/2013 8:39:36 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

LOL.
Idiots.


49 posted on 04/23/2013 8:40:12 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re still selling them at their online site.


50 posted on 04/23/2013 9:16:23 PM PDT by bgill
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