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  • Canada Is Battling Another Pipeline Cancelation By The U.S.

    05/03/2021 2:30:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Oil price ^ | May 02, 2021 | Felicity Bradstock-
    Biden is coming under fire for his attack on oil and gas once again as Canada pleads to keep the cross-border Great Lakes oil pipeline open. Canada is battling against the state of Michigan to keep the cross-border pipeline open as calls to enhance the joint response to climate change ... It is important to remember that the U.S. relies heavily on Canada for much of its crude oil imports, consuming around 3.7 million barrels per day, or about 80 percent of Canada's crude output. Line 5 is supposed to close by May 13, ... The pipeline currently provides energy...
  • #JoeChina’s Keystone XL Kill Helps Buffet, Russia, China And Hurts Environment

    02/08/2021 9:18:57 AM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | February 7, 2021 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If President Trump had been colluding with Russia, the first thing he would have done would have been to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and otherwise prevent our achieving energy independence. Russia was once described as being a gas station masquerading as a country. Its only commodities of value are weapons and oil. Building Keystone XL and unleashing fracking was Trump’s way of screwing with Putin’s ambitions, not rewarding them. We would have to wait for Joe Biden to collude with Russia on energy by banning Keystone XL and declaring war on fracking. As Helen Raleigh, writing in The Federalist,...
  • Coronavirus: The slow death of the American all-you-can-eat buffet

    07/19/2020 3:56:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 19, 2020 | By Max Matza
    A dining experience beloved by generations of hungry Americans is in danger of being spoiled by the coronavirus pandemic. Buffets - from the humblest hotel breakfasts to the grandest casino banquets - are struggling to stay afloat as new health restrictions come into place and wary diners eschew the self-serve dining tradition. As many buffets go out of business across the US, others are innovating and trying desperately to keep the business model relevant and appetising. Susan Yin, the owner of Jack's Fresh in downtown Washington DC, tells BBC News that her average sales have dropped nearly 90% after they...
  • Souplantation’s buffet-style restaurants closing for good because of the coronavirus

    05/07/2020 10:00:57 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 73 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2020 | Lori Weisberg, Lucas Kwan Peterson
    Souplantation, the popular buffet-style dining brand founded in San Diego 42 years ago, is closing all of its restaurants permanently, a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic that is likely to be the death knell for all self-serve eateries. The permanent closing of the 97 restaurants, including 44 in California, was announced Thursday after weeks of efforts to salvage San Diego-based Garden Fresh Restaurants, the parent company of Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes. The closing will mean lost jobs for 4,400 employees. “The FDA had previously put out recommendations that included discontinuing self-serve stations, like self-serve beverages in fast food, but they...
  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway reports nearly $50 billion loss

    05/02/2020 1:19:35 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 40 replies
    CNN Business ^ | 2 May 2020 | Paul R. La Monica
    New York (CNN Business)Berkshire Hathaway, the massive conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett, posted a nearly $50 billion net loss in the first quarter -- the biggest loss ever for the storied company. Berkshire, which owns companies including Geico auto insurer, Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, Dairy Queen, Duracell and many other financial, industrial and consumer firms, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Just like the rest of the market and economy. The company said in a regulatory filing Saturday morning that before the coronavirus hit the United States in mid-March, many of Berkshire's businesses were posting revenue...
  • VIDEO: A Buffet Tribute to Kim Jong Un

    04/21/2020 7:40:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO In all of North Korea there is just one, count them, ONE fat person. And that person "coincidentally" happens to be its Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un. Nobody else in that country, not even his generals or even his sister is fat. In fact they are all rail thin skinny. As a result morbid obesity is not a problem in North Korea except for Kim who is now reportedly fighting for his life due to health problems because of obscene overeating. Therefore, in honor of Kim, the DUmmie FUnnies is presenting this buffet tribute to him. BTW, you...
  • The economics of all-you-can-eat buffets

    01/27/2020 5:20:07 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 144 replies
    The Hustle ^ | 25 Jan 2020 | ZACHARY CROCKETT
    Like most restaurants, buffets operate on extremely thin margins: For every $20 in revenue, $19 might go toward overhead, leaving $1 (5%) in net profit. Larry’s got a reputation around town for being a gourmand. He’s got an appetite that puts Homer Simpson to shame — and on this particular day, he’s ready to do some serious damage. Larry pays his $20 and proceeds to eat 5 servings of steak and chicken, far more than the average customer. The cost of this food to the buffet amounts to $16.90. This means that after factoring in other expenses, Larry has handed...
  • Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation Contributed $76,967,256 to Planned Parenthood 2017-18

    12/10/2019 4:25:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Dec, 10, 2019 | Joseph Vazquez
    A left-wing outlet praised liberal billionaire Warren Buffett’s Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation’s abortion funding between 2001-2014 in September, drooling that it is “the biggest funder of access to abortion for low-income women in the United States.” That funding of Abortion Inc. went well into 2017-2018. The Billion-Dollar King of Abortion’s organization has given $76,967,256 to Planned Parenthood and its many affiliates scattered across the U.S. and abroad between 2017-2018, according to Foundation Directory Online Data. To put that into context, a 2011 estimate by Planned Parenthood stated that the cost of a first-trimester abortion can be anywhere between a range...
  • 2 arrested in buffet brawl over crab legs at Alabama restaurant

    03/02/2019 2:50:29 PM PST · by simpson96 · 48 replies ^ | 3/27/2019 | Staff
    <p>HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama police say a dispute over crab legs at a dinner buffet ended in a brawl that left two people facing misdemeanor charges.</p> <p>Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he was eating at the Meteor Buffet restaurant when a fight broke out.</p>
  • 2 arrested in buffet brawl over crab legs

    02/27/2019 8:16:47 PM PST · by McGruff · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 2/27/2019
    Alabama police say a dispute over crab legs at a dinner buffet ended in a brawl that left two people facing misdemeanor charges. Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he was eating at the Meteor Buffet restaurant when a fight broke out. Johnson tells WHNT-TV that diners were using service tongs like fencing swords and plates were shattering, and a woman was beating a man. Johnson says diners had been waiting in line for crab legs for more than 10 minutes, and they lost their tempers once the food came out.
  • Athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much

    09/17/2018 8:01:42 AM PDT · by libstripper · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 16, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A German triathlete was banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant after eating nearly 100 plates of fish. Jaroslav Bobrowski, an Ironman competitor, visited Running Sushi in Landshut, Bavaria last weekend for a never-ending meal.
  • Companies Are Distancing From Gun Owners — But Warren Buffett

    05/09/2018 1:12:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    IJR ^ | 5/8/18 | JENNI FINK
    Refuses to Let Politics Run His Business Billionaire Warren Buffett stood his ground when it comes to his company, Berkshire Hathaway, continuing to do business with gun owners, saying that his personal political beliefs aren't imposed on his company. Business Insider reported that during a meeting with Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders, CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin relayed a question, which asked why Buffett's businesses would continue to work with gun manufacturers when it's contrary to his own beliefs. “I do not believe in imposing my political opinions on the activities of our businesses, and if we get into what companies are...
  • Warren Buffett sees $11 billion boom on Donald Trump win

    11/22/2016 6:58:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/22/2016 | Jeff Cox
    For someone who backed Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Warren Buffett has done just fine so far with a Donald Trump victory. The multibillionaire head of Berkshire Hathaway has seen his investment portfolio explode in the days since Trump’s stunning upset Nov. 8. Buffett has benefited particularly well from the myriad financial holdings he holds in the company’s portfolio. Bank stocks have surged since Trump’s win, on anticipation of higher rates and less regulation of Wall Street. Taken together, the company’s half-dozen top financial holdings have brought the Oracle of Omaha a hefty $4.3 billion in profits since the...
  • WikiLeaks: CNBC Host Rebecca Quick Promises to ‘Defend’ Obama Appointee

    10/12/2016 4:58:43 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 30 replies ^ | 12 Oct 2016 | Justin Haskins
    Since WikiLeaks began releasing once-private messages from Hillary Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, the world has had even more access to hard evidence of the mainstream media’s support for and collusion with Democratic Party operatives and campaigns. The latest example, reported now for the very first time (as are we can tell), shows CNBC’s Rebecca Quick — the co-host of the channel’s popular show Squawk Box and a co-moderator with John Harwood at a 2015 Republican primary debate — promising to support Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who had just been named the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services....
  • Buffett hits back at Trump over tax comments

    10/10/2016 10:46:30 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/10/16
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett denied on Monday an allegation by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump that he, like Trump, had taken "a massive deduction" that allowed him to avoid federal income taxes. Buffett said he paid about $1.85 million in income tax in 2015, and that returns for previous years were similar in respect to contributions, deductions and tax rates. Buffett said he was being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, but had "no problem" releasing his tax information. Trump has refused to release his tax returns, citing ongoing audits by the IRS. "I have paid federal income tax every...

    Buffett made a surprise appearance in Omaha alongside Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton Monday afternoon. He challenged Trump to release his tax returns, and went on to criticize Trump’s recent comments on the Khan family, who lost their son fighting in Iraq. After launching his new website – Drive2vote – allowing people to sign up for a ride or provide transportation for others on Election Day, as well as to register to vote, he promised to be a key participant in that endeavor. Buffett pledged to “take at least 10 people to the polls who otherwise would have had difficulty...
  • UPDATED: Train wipes out 23 elk east of Helena; warden says 'there's not much left'

    01/02/2016 3:16:59 PM PST · by This_far · 102 replies
    Montana Standard ^ | Dec 31, 2015 | Tom Kuglin
    A herd of elk was hit by a train east of Helena Thursday morning, killing 23 animals. The crash occurred near the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Spokane Creek Road, about three miles east of East Helena.
  • Why Obama’s Keystone XL rejection excuses are a complete load of crap

    11/09/2015 8:49:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Herman Cain
    From one who specializes in it. It’s bad enough that President Obama dragged his feet for seven years before doing what everyone knew he was going to do. TransCanada, the Canadian government an awful lot of Americans who could have used the economic boost (including the folks in North Dakota and an awful lot of Obama’s union supporters) were left to twist in the wind while Obama pretended he was “reviewing” the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Of course, he was doing no such thing. He knew on Day 1 he was going to reject it because that’s what his extreme...
  • "Some People Just Don't Fit In The Economy" Buffett Explains: "We'll Send Them Off To Afghanistan"

    09/08/2015 5:58:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 9/8/15 | Tyler Durden
    Not to be outdone by his partner Charlie Munger (who offended many with his comments that "gold is a great thing to sew onto your garments if you're a Jewish family in Vienna in 1939,"), Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett - having already taken on Europe, comparing Greece to a "dog peeing on the carpet" of Europe, suggesting Germany stop "rewarding behavior you want to get rid of" - takes aim at the military. Speaking on Bloomberg TV, the octagenerian oracle of offense just unfriended every American veteran... "You want everybody educated to their potential. You want people to reach their...
  • Planned Parenthood’s top 7 donors gave staggering $324 million in four years

    08/03/2015 10:10:26 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/3/15 | Alatheia Larsen
    July 31, 2015 (NewsBusters) -- In response to a series of incriminating under-cover videos from The Center for Medical Progress about the major abortion provider, organizations have been cutting ties -- or denying ties -- to Planned Parenthood. But where nonprofits are concerned, tax records keep the story straight. Between 2010 and 2013, no fewer than 966 individual organizations donated to Planned Parenthood. Of those, 31 gave more than $1 million each during those four years, totaling $374,199,059. The seven highest donors made up $324.8 million of that. These largest Planned Parenthood donors include Warren Buffett, George Soros, Bill Gates, and others....