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  • ‘Entitled’ Son to Shop at Goodwill to Teach Him Humility

    04/01/2018 5:09:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31,2018 | by KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
    A Georgia mother gave her 13-year-old son a lesson in humility after she noticed he was belittling his classmates at school for shopping at stores like Walmart and Goodwill. Cierra Brittany Forney, fed up with her son’s “entitled” attitude, decided to serve him a slice of humble pie by making him shop at the Goodwill store he mocked his classmates for shopping at—and posted about the experience on Facebook. “I don’t tolerate that,” Forney wrote. “Today, he took his own ($20) to the goodwill to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school. Whatever he found is what he...
  • Austin bomb explodes in Goodwill store

    03/20/2018 5:27:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 196 replies
    March 20, 2018 | vanity
    CBSaustin tv announcing a bomb exploded at Goodwill store on Brodie Lane near Slaughter. Brodie Lane is where the Shertz FedEx bomb was mailed from.
  • At least 1 hurt in new reported package explosion in southwestern Austin

    03/20/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    fox news ^ | March 20, 2018
    At least one person was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said -- just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed at least two people over the past month. Tuesday night's explosion unfolded on West Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county's EMS tweeted. "Unknown severity of injuries at this time. Avoid the area and expect closures. More to follow."
  • Loaded grenade launcher left at Florida Goodwill store

    02/03/2018 7:10:01 AM PST · by dynachrome · 55 replies ^ | 2-1-18 | WCJB
    Authorities say a grenade launcher, loaded with a live grenade, was left with other donated items at a Florida Goodwill store. The Bradenton Herald reports that employees at a Goodwill store near Tampa reported the weapon on Sunday. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says the store manager told deputies that the grenade launcher had come in a shipment from another store several days earlier. The employees at the other location said they sent it along because they didn't know what it was.
  • Good Will To All

    12/17/2017 7:37:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/17/17 | Jimmy Reed
    The wayfarers were gone, but they left a thank-you note attached to the blanket. Signed by Mary, Joe and newborn son Christian, it read: "Good will to all". That cold Christmas Eve, my boyhood best friend and mentor Jaybird leaned on the porch rail of his home, looking across Mississippi Delta cotton fields he had worked in since he was a boy. In moon-blanched stillness, the fields were taking their winter rest.
  • The Battle-Scarred West Wing Veteran Scripting the N.F.L.’s Anthem Message

    10/29/2017 8:00:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 29, 2017 | Ken Belson
    In the late 1990s, when the Clinton White House was under siege amid revelations of the president’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and efforts by Congress to impeach him, it fell on Joe Lockhart, then the White House spokesman, day after day to defend his boss. But unlike many of his predecessors, he did not just take his marching orders. In countless meetings with the president and his advisers, Lockhart helped shape the message he would convey, and he aggressively pressed it to reporters. “He was out there, he was on point, he was wearing his cleats,” said Doug Sosnik, an...
  • WHO Changes Their Mind on Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador Role

    10/22/2017 7:09:10 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Oct 22 2017 | BBC
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has revoked its recent appointment of Robert Mugabe as goodwill ambassador
  • IKEA & Goodwill Industries Int'l partner to host their first nat'l 'furniture take back' activity...

    04/20/2017 11:20:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    PR Newswire ^ | April 20, 2017
    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the 'IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event', IKEA US stores* (41 of 43 stores) and Goodwill Industries International will partner together to host their first national furniture take back activity. At this time, customers can come to the IKEA parking lot where a Goodwill® truck will be present to receive their donated used furniture. In exchange, IKEA is giving these customers a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase (valid 4/22-5/21/2017). **...
  • Goodwill uses job training dollars to train refugees

    01/10/2017 5:30:57 PM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 33 replies
    Actual Live Event | 1/10/17 | RinaseaofDs
    Yesterday I sat through what could be very generously called a neighborhood meeting near where I live. A new Goodwill Boutique (higher end Goodwill) is set to open in center of town, and a spokesperson was going around promoting it to neighborhood associations. In educating us on what Goodwill does, the spokesperson volunteered that the money generated from sale of donated items drives their job training program. All good, until . . . He then volunteered that of the 5000 trained locally last year and placed in jobs, 1800 were Syrian refugees. Since I'm in the People's Soviet of Washington,...
  • Good Will

    12/25/2015 4:49:56 AM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 3 replies
    Speculations ^ | Dec, 2002 | anonymous
    Is Christmas too "commercial?" The parking lots were full today. Today, and in prior days, busy people took time out from their busy schedules, and, using money they usually work pretty hard for (or will in the future), they thought of people besides themselves. They studied things and shopped and dealt with crowds and fatigue and spent more than they know they should have, seeking just the right gifts; frivolous with time and money. And frivolous with Good Will, if there can be such a thing. But I think there can be no such thing as frivolity with Good Will...
  • Police detonate live grenade found at Goodwill store

    01/24/2014 2:47:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 1/23/14 | John Hinton
    Someone apparently donated a live grenade to Goodwill about a week ago, but police detonated the grenade without mishap Thursday after store personnel told them about it. **SNIP** The report didn’t say how many times the grenade may have been handled at the store or why it took a week for someone to call police. Thomas Royal, a spokesman for Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, said Thursday night that the grenade appeared to have been modified, and the store employees initially didn’t think it was dangerous.
  • Pakistanis of all faiths protect churches with human chains

    10/15/2013 7:14:36 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    France 24 ^ | 09/10/2013 | Gaelle Faure
    For the past two Sundays, hundreds of Pakistanis of all faiths have formed human chains in front of churches during mass – first in Karachi, then in Lahore. This solidarity movement was launched in reaction to the terrorist attack that killed 81 worshippers at a church in Peshawar, making it the deadliest ever perpetrated against the country’s Christian minority. Militant groups linked to the Pakistani Taliban said they carried out the September 22 bomb attack in response to US-led drone strikes. Christians have been targeted for their faith before, but previous attacks have usually taken the form of mob violence...
  • New law: Don't toss electronics with the trash.

    01/26/2013 2:16:35 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 41 replies
    Pike County Courier ^ | January 24th, 2013 | Not Cited
    MILFORD — The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is reminding consumers and businesses that they are no longer be able to throw away their electronic devices with their trash. Passed in 2010, the Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act requires that consumers and businesses not dispose of covered devices, such as computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions and tablets with their trash. This means that trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler. The law took effect Jan. 24. “This law is an...
  • My Christmas Wish

    12/24/2012 5:40:27 AM PST · by Thad Lost
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/24/12 | Judson Phillips
    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace and goodwill toward men.” Luke 2:14 Christmas is here again. Tonight and tomorrow, Americans will gather and share presents. Christmas traditions of various types will be shared. As we share our presents, gather as families, go to Christmas services, we all have our wishes for Christmas. Our kids want toys. Adults want other things. I have my list of Christmas wishes. For Christmas, I want peace. Peace is not the freakish “kumbya” moment liberals always envision. It is not simply the absence of conflict. There is an absence of conflict...
  • Muslims spreading wealth and good will around the world. - Vanity

    10/26/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT · by SeaDragon · 19 replies
    Personal observation on today's adventure | 10/26/2012 | SeaDragon
    While visiting the lovely island of Cozumel, Mexico, Mr. Dragon and I rented a car and went around the island to one of our favorite places Señor Iguana's. This is a local place (not a chain) and they have great margaritas, excellent food and the view is one of the most beautiful of the ocean waves. As we sat down and gave our drink order to Rudy (a nice young man that we visit with every year), we noticed a table near the view, that had 4 people sitting at it. On one side, was a Muslim male, and on...
  • Liberals or Conservatives: Who Really Cares? (Oldie but bears reposting)

    12/13/2011 2:10:01 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11/28/2006 | Dr. Thomas Sowell
    More frightening than any particular beliefs or policies is an utter lack of any sense of a need to test those beliefs and policies against hard evidence. Mistakes can be corrected by those who pay attention to facts but dogmatism will not be corrected by those who are wedded to a vision. One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring. It is liberals who advocate "forgiveness" of loans to Third World countries, a "living wage" for the poor and a "safety net" for all. But these...
  • 'Ground Zero' imam on Mideast tour to make Islam 'Americanized'

    08/21/2010 3:21:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE and CHARLES HURT
    WASHINGTON -- The imam behind the plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero surfaced yesterday far from the controversy -- in Bahrain, where he's on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Middle East to spread good will. Appearing in public for the first time in weeks, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, speaking at a mosque near Bahrain's capital of Manama, said he wants to "Americanize" Islam -- but dodged questions about the uproar over his planned mosque and community center. Rauf spoke against fanaticism, saying, "This issue of extremism is something that has been a national-security issue -- not only for...
  • $17,000 Antique Ring Found in Goodwill Donation

    04/28/2010 1:19:03 PM PDT · by wrrock · 4 replies · 405+ views
    WGAL ^ | 4/28/2010 | WGAL via MSN
    Watch a report from WGAL in Harrisburg, where a $17,000.00 diamond ring (2.6 carat) was donated and will be auctioned off on Goodwill’s site. It is being recorded as a donation, and is the largest Goodwill donation ever in the Pennsylvania area. WATCH $17K ANTIQUE RING DONATED to GOODWILL...
  • $17,600 ring donated to Goodwill

    04/27/2010 4:29:04 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 836+ views
    upi ^ | April 27,
    HARRISBURG, Pa.- Officials with Goodwill thrift stores said a 2.6-carat diamond ring appraised at $17,600 was donated to a Pennsylvania store and will be auctioned online. Goodwill Industries Keystone Area spokeswoman Jennifer Ross said the ring was discovered by Barry Landis, a retired jeweler employed to sort through donations at the Harrisburg distribution center, the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot-News reported Tuesday. "It could have ended up with a price tag of $5.99," she said of the find among the various pieces of costume jewelry donated to area stores. "It makes me think about what treasures might be out there in some...
  • Former Burger King President's Bag Becomes Gift to Northwest Montana

    12/24/2009 1:18:28 AM PST · by This_far · 18 replies · 2,350+ views
    KECI Missoula ^ | 12/22/09 | Maritsa Georgiou
    We're following up on a story tonight that shows one good turn deserves another. Sunday night, we told you about a missing backpack in Kalispell. It contained a laptop and $6,000 that belonged to the former president of Burger King. Russ Klein thought he put it in his rental car. As it turns out, the vehicle was someone else's. We ran the story Sunday night. The next morning, the car's owner took the bag, the laptop and the cash to Kalispell Police. Klein offered a reward, but the good samaritan turned it down. So, Klein and his wife gave the...