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Posts by kara37

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  • Dogs saved from Korean dog-meat farm arrive in Calif [South Koreans eat 2 million dogs per year]

    03/21/2015 7:56:05 AM PDT · 68 of 90
    kara37 to grundle

    A cow isn’t happy to see you when you come home.
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    I see you never owned a cow. I had a family milk cow that loved me. She was constantly trying to lick me, and rub her head on me. She came when she was called, and followed me everywhere.

  • Gold Is the Worst Investment in History

    02/24/2015 12:18:53 PM PST · 15 of 58
    kara37 to C19fan

    Well, I really don’t know if gold is a bad investment. However, I stop reading after the first sentence. “ $1 investment each in stocks, bonds, T-bills and gold, beginning in 1802 to and ending in 2006”

    Sorry, I really don’t think starting back over 200 years ago, and then choosing to end in 2006, (right before the huge run up in gold) is any kind of accurate reading on an investment.
    The government also had a price fix on gold for many of those years. Why not just do the last 20, 30, 40 years, and see how the numbers come out then?

    It just sounds like he is pushing a agenda. Why? I have know idea.

  • Sowell: Measles, Vaccines and Autism

    02/23/2015 1:46:22 PM PST · 146 of 159
    kara37 to GunRunner

    Vaccines are the reason you’re not worried anymore.
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    So, get your child vaccinated and move on. Do we really need to keep beating this dead horse over a few hundred cases a year.

  • Sowell: Measles, Vaccines and Autism

    02/23/2015 10:51:56 AM PST · 144 of 159
    kara37 to Chickensoup

    I agree. This is getting ridiculous. We are talking about 154 cases, and there has been no measles deaths reported in the U.S. since 2003.

    However, there have been 108 deaths due to the vaccine in the last 10 years. Lets put things into perspective.

    There are a lot of other things I am concerned about when it comes to my children. Dying from measles in not even on the list.

  • The liberal media won’t tell people that Joe Biden is a moron

    02/22/2015 7:09:52 AM PST · 16 of 51
    kara37 to COUNTrecount

    He is not a moron, he is brain damaged.
    He had a brain aneurysm years ago.
    He has all the symptoms of frontal lobe damage, including judgement, impulse control, and social behavior.

  • Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

    02/03/2015 9:04:38 PM PST · 126 of 148
    kara37 to GunRunner

    Nope, no homeopathic products, and no acupuncture.

    I don’t give a crap about Jenny McCarthy. I don’t know why you keep bring her up. I don’t even know anything about her.

    You also keep talking about documented research. There is plenty documented research that supports the dangers of vaccines too.
    However, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund is the best documentation you can get.

  • Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

    02/03/2015 8:25:19 PM PST · 124 of 148
    kara37 to GunRunner

    Well, you got 2 out of 4 correct.
    I’m a upper-class conservative that drives a Chevy truck and grows or raises most of our organic food.

    I’m am also the aunt to a vaccine damaged child, and all the government talking points from the so called experts are not going to change what I saw with my own eyes.

    I really don’t understand how people can hear parent after parent swear that their child was completely normal until some kind of bad reaction to one of the shots, and then completely disregard what they have to say.

  • Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

    02/03/2015 7:45:29 PM PST · 121 of 148
    kara37 to GunRunner

    See, I think it’s strange to see Freepers repeating the same government talking points like good little fascists.

    However, I can see why you feel that way. The government has always been so truthful and forthcoming about everything else. Especially the CDC, they couldn’t have been any more open and honest about Ebola.

    Also, just because you keep repeating the word debunked, doesn’t make it true. Leftest love that word. They think if they repeat it enough times, some less informed people will start to believe it. Obviously, that is true.

    Your own source claimed that he didn’t see the classic autism symptoms in the Amish community, but don’t let the facts get in your way.

  • Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

    02/03/2015 6:18:26 PM PST · 115 of 148
    kara37 to GunRunner

    Dan Olmstead’s claims about “no Amish autism” have been debunked.
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    I didn’t say “no Autism”, I said “almost no autism”

    I also didn’t say that none of them vaccinated. However, they do have a large part of their population that is not vaccinated, and that makes them an important control group.

    Plus, since your quoting Dr. Strauss, lets get the whole quote.

    Strauss said the clinic treats “syndromic autism”, where autism as part of a more complicated clinical spectrum that can include mental retardation, chromosomal abnormalities, unusual facial features, and short stature, as well as Fragile X syndrome.

    Strauss says he doesn’t see “idiopathic autism” at the clinic, which he defines as children with average or above average IQs who display autistic behavior. “My personal experience is we don’t see a lot of Amish children with idiopathic autism. It doesn’t mean they don’t exist, only that we aren’t seeing them at the clinic.”

    So, even he says that he doesn’t see the classic autism we have all come to know.

  • Dr. Rand Paul: Vaccines Can Lead to 'Mental Disorders'

    02/03/2015 4:19:05 PM PST · 110 of 148
    kara37 to miserare

    The Amish do not believe in vaccines.

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    Oddly, the Amish also have almost no Autism cases.

    There have been 3 verified cases of autism in the Amish, and two of those children were vaccinated. No information is available for the third child, who was likely vaccinated himself.

  • Most Vaccines Should be Voluntary

    02/03/2015 3:28:19 PM PST · 187 of 228
    kara37 to azkathy

    KS:There are groups out there that insist that vaccines are responsible for a variety of problems despite all scientific evidence to the contrary. We have reached out to media outlets to try to get them to not give the views of these people equal weight in their reporting to what science has shown and continues to show about the safety of vaccines
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    There is also a lot of scientific evidence that confirms what these groups insist are real health concerns with vaccines.

    They infected as many as 30 million Americans with a cancer causing virus, and then they wonder why we don’t trust them.

    http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/New-documents-show-the-monkey-virus-is-present-in-2897194.php

  • Plane Used by Ebola-Infected Nurse Was Cleaned and Back in Service Next Day

    10/15/2014 2:24:23 PM PDT · 46 of 72
    kara37 to Old Sarge

    It is being reported in our area.

    Plane that carried Ebola patient also flew to S. Fla.

    http://www.local10.com/news/health/plane-that-carried-ebola-patient-also-flew-to-s-fla/29146606

  • Frontier Airlines Statement (CDC letter second ebola patient Dallas)

    10/15/2014 2:19:45 PM PDT · 126 of 146
    kara37 to randita

    You just need to ban people with African passports.

  • Georgia woman files bogus $94 million tax return, gets arrested

    09/29/2014 4:22:07 PM PDT · 31 of 40
    kara37 to SkyDancer
    It wasn't the IRS. It was the state of Georgia. That was her biggest mistake, the IRS would have issued her a real check.
  • Boy, 17, sentenced to 23 YEARS for fatally shooting a retired police dog

    07/12/2014 8:49:40 AM PDT · 40 of 53
    kara37 to PoloSec

    I’m glad he got such a sentence, but it won’t stand...

    I’m sure we will read of him getting out in two or three years.
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    Oh, it will stand. In Florida we have 10 - 20 - life.

    1) Producing a firearm during the commission of certain felonies mandates at least a 10 years.

    2) Firing one mandates at least a 20 years.

    3 Shooting someone mandates a minimum sentence of 25 years to life.

  • Is it common for property reassessments to include an interior inspection?

    07/08/2014 7:24:37 PM PDT · 63 of 66
    kara37 to PizzaTheHut

    Yes, my city did this when we built on to our home. My neighbor warned me that they will add an assessment on everything from floors to counter tops if you let them in.

    Luckily, we have a front gate that they couldn’t get through. They would sit out there and honk and leave letters saying they would have to do an assessment sight unseen. This went on for over 2 years.

    The best part is that they only had 3 years by law to do it, and they never did.

  • Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare

    07/02/2014 10:59:11 AM PDT · 42 of 56
    kara37 to Boogieman

    Strange that the court paid out “$2,569,336,538.59 for compensable claims and $104,202,681.85 for attorneys’ fees representing those claims” from FY 1989 to FY 2013, if it is so hard to win a claim in that court
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    That’s really not much. That averages 758,578.00 per person.
    Especially, since you can bet most of those kids are dead, or permanently damaged for the rest of their lives.

    Plus, you left out the main part of the article that proved my point.

    “There were 3,387 compensable claims, meaning those claims that received compensation or money, and 9,651 claims that were dismissed.”

    That tells me that only about 1/3 got any compensation.

    That doesn’t even count the countless number of kids that were harmed, but never even made it to court because there wasn’t enough proof or a doctor to back them up.

  • Study finds vaccine side effects extremely rare

    07/01/2014 11:47:57 PM PDT · 37 of 56
    kara37 to Boogieman

    I think you’re referring to the fact that they can’t be sued in civil court, but that is only stating half of the facts. There is a special court set up specifically for claims against the vaccine manufacturers, by a special act of Congress. They are NOT immune from liability in that court. The Supremes simply ruled that you can’t go after them in another court, you must use the court that is set up for that specific purpose.
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    It’s almost impossible to win in that court.

    My cousin was left permanently brain damaged by a bad batch of the DPT shot. He was perfectly healthy until he was 18 months old, and then he started developing holes in his brain. His parents flew him all over the country looking for answers that no doctor could give them.
    However, they never gave up looking for a cause, and they finally found it 14 years later. It was a small article in a medical journal in one of the universities medical libraries.
    BTW, they didn’t win in court.

    My perfectly healthy 5 year old niece started having seizures 4 hours after her MMR shot. They continued on and off for almost 2 years. However, according to every doctor she saw, it was just a coincidence. Sound familiar?
    Luckily, she seems fine now, and was never given another vaccine.

    Is my family just unlucky? Maybe
    Are we just more sensitive to them? Maybe

    I’ll let you decide.

    BTW, Have you heard of SV40 monkey virus that contaminated millions of polio vaccines?
    It is a undisputed fact that the vaccine was contaminated and causes cancer.
    Do you know how many of those millions won in court?
    The answer is zero.

    http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/it-only-took-50-years-cdc-admits-polio-vaccine-tainted-with-cancer-causing-virus/

  • To Those Who Wait to Conceive (bad news)

    06/26/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT · 41 of 51
    kara37 to FrdmLvr

    Who would want to wait until they were 37 to start a family anyway? Crazy!
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    I had my first at 35 and second at 37.
    There are a lot of advantages of starting a family in your 30’s.
    Hopefully, your smarter, more settled in your marriage, and more financially secure than you were in your 20’s.
    We were able to work hard and save a lot of money, so we could comfortably afford for me to stay home with the kids.
    I have no regrets about waiting.

  • Amish Farmers Are Milking Camels for Your Health

    06/01/2014 10:28:16 AM PDT · 35 of 49
    kara37 to Hugin

    Probably more when you’re talking about a commercial operation. More goats, and more opportunity for the milk to go bad.
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    I would agree with that. However, I think that is the case with all commercial operations involving food.

    A lot of commercial dairies could care less about the filth and disgusting environment that they operate within, and they get away with it because they pasteurize their milk.

    If most people ever visited a commercial dairy, they would never want to drink milk again.

    However, I will admit that there is some scientific evidence that farm families that drink their own raw milk do develop immunity to the germs their animals carry. This is not necessarily true for people who don’t live on a farm.

    Although, there have been very few serious illnesses from raw milk over the last 10 years, almost all of them have been in adults and children who tried raw milk for the first time.

    I do sterilize all my milking equipment and use sterilizing utter wash before milking., just to watch my kids go out and lay down and kiss on the goats.
    If they ever got sick from E. coli, the milk would be the last thing I would consider as the source.

  • Amish Farmers Are Milking Camels for Your Health

    06/01/2014 5:17:47 AM PDT · 33 of 49
    kara37 to Hugin

    Raw milk carries the same risk as all raw food.
    I don’t see the government banning lettuce or cantaloupe. Which has killed thousands over the years.

    My family drinks raw milk from from our goats daily and none of us has ever gotten sick.
    Could it happen? Sure it could. There is a risk with all raw foods.
    Do you worry about the risks when you pick a tomato or some lettuce from your garden or buy it from the grocery store?

    I do think raw milk has more health benefits. However, I drink it mostly because it tastes so much better.
    I just don’t see the need to boil the crap out of my milk anymore than I feel the need to boil a tomato I pick out of my garden.

  • I will soon be ripped by the IRS and I need serious tax advice.

    04/19/2014 11:04:32 AM PDT · 128 of 131
    kara37 to elahtap

    I seem to owe these days, so I do file on time now.

    However, when I use to get refunds, I never filed my taxes on time.
    I even filed three years worth taxes at once after I received a bunch of letters from the IRS.

    They just sent me my refunds, and that was the end of it.

    It sounds like you will probably get money back, so there will be no penalties. I think your stressing over nothing. Get your taxes done and see where you stand.

  • Male chauvinist vexes Crabby, big-time

    04/18/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT · 19 of 38
    kara37 to RedElement

    I have never, ever, had a conversation where a guy gripes about having to raise the toilet seat.
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    Well, maybe that’s because guys don’t fall in the toilet by raising the seat.

    Trust me, if you got up in the middle of the night and landed in the toilet, you just might have something to say about it.

  • Dylan Farrow’s brother: She wasn’t abused [Woody Allen]

    02/05/2014 11:58:22 AM PST · 54 of 79
    kara37 to Beowulf9
    Oh, come on.
    They were together for 12 years, and he never stayed over? Does that even pass the smell test with you?

    This man started a relationship with his girlfriends daughter, and went public only when she turned legal age.

    The fact is that he was with Mia when this girl was just 9 or 10 years old. They took family vacations together, and were pictured together as a family.

    Also, I sure wouldn't be getting my Woody Allen talking points from the Daily Beast.

  • Homosexual Born-Again Christians: They Do Exist!

    12/19/2013 1:28:03 PM PST · 97 of 114
    kara37 to Keli Kilohana
    Homosexual is what a person DOES—not what a person IS. No one is born a pedophile. Are they? Neither is any one born homosexual.
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    Can a pedophile ever loose his or her attraction to children? I don't think so. It is a mental illness that can never be cured. It might be able to be controlled, but it will never be cured.

    In fact, I would say the same thing about almost all mental illnesses. Is there really any mental illness that we can cure?

    Don't we really just control the mentally ill with therapy and drugs?

  • Pink Eye Home Remedy (for my fellow ACA victims)

    11/17/2013 1:37:05 PM PST · 33 of 106
    kara37 to nomad
    Oh Yes, I forgot. Fish don't need a prescription either. Thanks for the reminder.
    This is the same antibiotics sold in any human pharmacy. The dosage for fish makes it easier than buying it for livestock.
  • Pink Eye Home Remedy (for my fellow ACA victims)

    11/17/2013 1:28:32 PM PST · 27 of 106
    kara37 to ToastedHead

    Yes.

  • Pink Eye Home Remedy (for my fellow ACA victims)

    11/17/2013 1:25:28 PM PST · 19 of 106
    kara37 to ToastedHead
    I haven't really noticed a lot of antibiotics in regular pet stores because dogs and cats require prescriptions too. However, you can pretty much buy any antibiotics you want for livestock without a prescription.
  • Pink Eye Home Remedy (for my fellow ACA victims)

    11/17/2013 1:14:34 PM PST · 11 of 106
    kara37 to ToastedHead
    You can also go to any hay and feed store and get a tube of antibiotic eye ointment. There is no prescription required.
  • Pelosi claims nearly 5 times as many people signed up for Obamacare than HHS numbers show

    11/14/2013 8:28:38 AM PST · 17 of 36
    kara37 to sickoflibs

    She is counting Medicaid.

  • Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Warned You (And Sarah Palin, too)

    11/13/2013 2:19:20 PM PST · 4 of 8
    kara37 to lilypad

    Ha ha ..today Rush called Mary Landrieu Mary “baby fat” Landrieu. Cracked me up but he nailed it.
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    She looks like Miss Piggy.

  • Joel Osteen finally comes out on 'gay' issue

    11/06/2013 8:49:15 AM PST · 24 of 92
    kara37 to montag813
    Joel Osteen is SO gay.
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    I thought the headline said that he was coming out as gay.

  • Girl, 15, with low IQ gang-raped under desk during class in Elmont: suit (New York)

    01/13/2013 3:51:09 PM PST · 49 of 54
    kara37 to Nyteach
    Clearly a case of someone trying to sue to get money. Why else would student still attend school???? The truth will come out... It always does.
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    Yes, They are clearly nice boys that got a bad rap. I'm sure the only reason they were living at a a residence for juvenile delinquents was because someone else lied about those nice boys too.
    I'm also sure that the boy that put a gash over the girl's eye really didn't mean to do it. In fact, she probably just fell.
    The internal investigation that resulted in the firing of the teacher was probably because they wanted to fire the teacher anyway.

  • ‘I am Adam Lanza’s mother’

    12/16/2012 12:53:52 PM PST · 113 of 204
    kara37 to sinsofsolarempirefan
    I’m not sure a spanking is a miracle cure for serious mental illness.
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    I agree. I never thought it was about spanking anyway. It's about the fear. I could count on one hand the number of times I spanked either one of my kids. However, they had a healthy amount of fear that I would not hesitate to do it.

    My kids would be terrified to talk to me like this kid talks to his mother.
    I don't think anyone can really be sure the cause unless you lived with it. It could have been how this boy has been raised, or it could be a completely mental illness issue.

    If this boy needed a come to Jesus moment, the time for that has long passed. He doesn't seem to fear anything or anyone now. The reason for that may never be answered.

  • Hostess Mediation Fails, Liquidation To Proceed; Furious Laid Off Workers Now Turn On Labor Union

    11/21/2012 10:26:03 AM PST · 127 of 178
    kara37 to Cronos
    Grupo Bimbo makes their stuff for the Mexican market. Most likely they’ll buy the rights to the brand in NA and then manufacture the stuff in Mexico to sell north of the border. Bye, bye union jobs...

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    They make their stuff in the market that they are sold. They are the largest US bakery, and their stuff for the US is made in the US. They have 49 bakeries and most of their products are made in the same state they are delivered. There is no other way to get the stores fresh bread.

    Does everyone really think they can make bread products in Mexico, drive them across the border and then proceed to deliver them all over the US and still manage to deliver fresh bread?

  • Hostess Mediation Fails, Liquidation To Proceed; Furious Laid Off Workers Now Turn On Labor Union

    11/20/2012 9:05:22 PM PST · 55 of 178
    kara37 to FlingWingFlyer
    Don’t know. I never ate any Bimbo bread. Is it fresh?
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    They pretty much own everything, almost too many to list.

    However, here are a few... Mrs. Bairds bread, Arnold's bread, Oroweat bread, Brownberry, Thomas English muffins, Thomas bagels, Dutch County bread, Sara Lee bread, Bimbo bread, Weight Watchers bread, Ball Park buns, and they also own Entenmanns.
    They also make the private label bread for many companies, including Walmart.

  • Mediation between Hostess and bakery union fails

    11/20/2012 8:41:26 PM PST · 25 of 56
    kara37 to Maudeen

    oops, snake = snack

  • Mediation between Hostess and bakery union fails

    11/20/2012 8:36:42 PM PST · 24 of 56
    kara37 to Maudeen

    I have to confess I’m a ding dong for Ding Dongs
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    I just posted on the other thread that I own a Bimbo bread route, and use to see the Hostess rep daily. He used to give me a couple boxes a week to take home to my kids. My kids are in deep morning over the loss of their favorite snake.

  • Hostess Plans to Liquidate After Mediation Fails

    11/20/2012 8:19:03 PM PST · 74 of 82
    kara37 to livius
    Conditions may have been bad, but the problem is that the strikers didn’t seem to be striking over conditions (more AC in the bakery, for example) but to maintain bizarre job restrictions. For example, Wonderbread trucks couldn’t be loaded by Hostess employees or carry Hostess products, etc., even though they were the same company.

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    I agree, I don't think that most bakeries have AC. That's why most bakeries are run at night, depending on the area of the country. The ones that work in the bakery really don't seem to mind the heat that much. I guess they are use to it.

    Don't get me wrong, I am not defending the bakers union. I think they got exactly what they deserved, but at the expense of a lot of people. There are a lot of good people in our company, even the ones in the bakers union, that don't sound like a lot of the idiots I saw on TV.

    In fact, that goes for a lot of Hostess employees too. I saw the Hostess bread guy and the Hostess cake guy everyday. We delivered to most of the same stores at the same time.
    The Hostess cake rep use to give me Ring Dings several times a week for my kids. The cake routes were independently owned, so he literally lost his business. The Hostess bread rep was one of my favorite people(very conservative) that made me laugh everyday. I feel sad for them and will miss them both.

  • Hostess Plans to Liquidate After Mediation Fails

    11/20/2012 6:56:53 PM PST · 66 of 82
    kara37 to Windflier

    Thanks for the inside data, Kara.
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    No Problem. That’s what so great about this site. You can always find someone that knows something about everything.

  • Hostess Plans to Liquidate After Mediation Fails

    11/20/2012 5:50:13 PM PST · 42 of 82
    kara37 to Windflier
    I hear that the company leading the running is Bimbo, the Mexican equivalent of Hostess. I'd be willing to bet that they just buy the name and the recipe rights to the Hostess pastry line, then run the production out of Mexico. They aren't going to want to chance having to deal with the baker's unions, et al, in this country.
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    They will not be produced in Mexico even if they buy them. They have 49 bakeries in this county. They are the largest US bakery.
    Believe it or not, they already deal with the bakers union. They do have a few areas in the county that are controlled by the bakers union. I know the Entenmanns routes in south Florida are union, as are most of the routes in New York.

    I own a Bimbo bread route. We work out of the same Depot as the Entenmanns unionized route people. We also have a Thomas English muffin bakery on site. I will say that that most of the people that work there are pretty decent. The route people are mostly a bunch of older man.

    The bakery people are mostly black. It is a brutal job in the bakery. Especially in south Florida. There is no AC in the bakery and with the ovens going, it is really almost intolerable. I can't take walking though the bakery for more than a minute. Luckily, I rarely have to go in there, and I avoid it like the plague.

  • Hostess Plans to Liquidate After Mediation Fails

    11/20/2012 5:23:03 PM PST · 30 of 82
    kara37 to jimbo123

    Bimbo will buy the trademarks and recipes from Hostess and make Mexican Twinkies with real sugar.
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    I would be surprised if they were able to buy much. They had so much trouble with the purchase of Sara Lee because the anti trust laws. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t at least try.

  • Sarasota Firm Intends To Bid For Hostess, Twinkies Brands

    11/19/2012 5:49:32 PM PST · 23 of 24
    kara37 to freekitty
    You will get the driest Twinkie you have ever eaten if you go Bimbo.

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    Entenmanns have some really good products. I don't think any of their cake products are dry.

  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/18/2012 11:09:34 AM PST · 142 of 152
    kara37 to MD Expat in PA
    Bimbo also owns Arnold’s – IMO the best bread on the market, unless of course you bake your own.
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    I think so too. However, I own Bimbo bread route, so I might be bias.

  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/18/2012 5:01:44 AM PST · 124 of 152
    kara37 to RightGeek

    Are any of those made in Mexico?
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    No

  • Will Twinkies be reborn through new Mexican ownership?

    11/18/2012 4:59:58 AM PST · 123 of 152
    kara37 to Mr Apple
    I won't eat nor drink anything that comes out of Mexican bakeries. Never have, never will. No tellin where those Mexian hands have been. I'd say they don't bother to wash their hands when their shifts start.

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    They wouldn't be made in Mexico. Bimbo is the largest US bakery. They have bakeries all over the US in almost every state. I'm sure you have already eaten many products they produce.

  • Maine’s striking Hostess workers say company’s collapse a strong message of union resolve

    11/17/2012 4:52:44 PM PST · 89 of 100
    kara37 to Uncle Chip
    Can the 5,000 collect unemployment if the company closes while they are out on strike???
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    It depends on the state. There are some states that won't pay unemployment for workers that went on strike. They consider it the same thing as quiting.

  • Former Hostess workers in Rocky Mount 'relieved' at plant closing (Can't get much dumber)

    11/16/2012 3:57:10 PM PST · 132 of 250
    kara37 to eyedigress
    One more thing, under UNION RULES Twinkies and Wonder Bread could NOT be delivered by the same route!!
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    I have heard that, but I don't understand that complaint. I know that the snack routes are independent operators, so the company doesn't pay for trucks or gas anyway. The bread routes are the ones that are all company employees with company vehicles.

    However, they might be referring to the delivery to the distribution centers instead of the actual delivery to the stores.

  • The Demise Of The Twinkie: Hostess Files Motion To Liquidate

    11/16/2012 8:47:29 AM PST · 189 of 301
    kara37 to Little Pig
    Hopefully one of the other big baking companies will grab Hostess’ assets, or at least the brand and recipes. My Brother-in-law works for Bimbo (yeah, yeah, let it all out...), who would be a great umbrella for a revitalized Hostess, and the best part is they can probably put the production lines in their own existing plants.

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    I own a Bimbo bread route. We were told at our annual meeting last December, that they didn't expect Hostess to last much longer than another year.

    I would be surprised if Bimbo tries to purchase any part of Hostess. They seem to have their hands filled with their recent purchase of Sara Lee.

    However, they sure do want their shelf space and were counting on getting it. I think they want to expand the Sara Lee line, and could use the extra space for Entenmanns.

    Hostess just took over Targets private label bread in September. The route driver from Hostess even said that he can't understand Target signing a contract with a company that's in Bankruptcy.

    I'm worried that now Bimbo will pick up the private label for Target, since we do it for Walmart. It's a lot of work for very little reward on cheap bread. Hopefully, Target will go back to using Flowers for their private label.

  • Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees

    11/08/2012 8:49:14 AM PST · 132 of 199
    kara37 to ladyjane
    Yesterday I overheard a conversation between a physician and a couple, husband and wife. The husband talked loud enough so I could hear him clearly. He had been going to this physician for years and just learned yesterday that his doctor was retiring and closing his practice. The physician looked quite young. He did not look even close to 60.

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    My mother went to her doctor on Tuesday and they had signs apologizing for the wait. They were switching their computer system to comply with the new Obamacare law. The doctor told my mother that it now takes him 10 minutes just to write a prescription.
    He said that he was going to wait and see about the election. However, if Romney didn't win and repeal Obamacare, he was moving to Guam within two years. He said 35-40% of his doctor friends were retiring early or also leaving the county.

    A very sad mess indeed.