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‘Not one drop’ of Poland Spring bottled water is from a spring, lawsuit claims

‘Not one drop’ of Poland Spring bottled water is from a spring, lawsuit claims

"Parent company Nestle......"

Tldr right there.

EDIT: my inbox : "Just a technicality", "just a nestle hate circlejerk", "nestle isn't all that bad, want to see me put this water bottle up my ass?" No one likes skeezy business practices except those who profit from it. And that's not you or me or 99% of the worlds population. Yes, nestle owns a lot of brands and we probably use some of them day to day, doesn't mean they don't deserve the hate for doing and saying shady shit. Fuck nestle.

EDIT 2: Thank you stranger for gold. I'm flattered but I'm still not going to be involved in water bottles and ass.

Live in Maine. It's just ground water. The spring dried up years ago and the water is just pumped into the plant from surrounding towns.

Nestle...the Comcast of water.

the spokeswoman said in an email. “The claims made in the lawsuit are without merit and an obvious attempt to manipulate the legal system for personal gain.”

That's rich, coming from a company that is privatizing public water for pennies and believes that "access to water is not a public right."

Fuck Nestle

AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off

AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off
AccuWeather caught sending user location data — even when location sharing is off

That's quite an AccuSation.

Use something from Weather Underground, more aggregate sensors hosted by private citizens using those nifty personal weather stations. I find a more accurate forecast, and more selections to increase chances of a nearby station.

While that's technically correct, it is information that the app has no reasonable use for aside from that cross correlation.

"the app would send the Wi-Fi router name and its unique MAC address to the servers". Now, that data can indeed be cross-correlated with other users data to give an approximate position, true. But it's not sending your location, per se.

Couple Wins $3.25M After Adopted Son Is Reclaimed by Birth Parents and Then Murdered by Birth Father

Couple Wins $3.25M After Adopted Son Is Reclaimed by Birth Parents and Then Murdered by Birth Father
Couple Wins $3.25M After Adopted Son Is Reclaimed by Birth Parents and Then Murdered by Birth Father

"Wins" doesn't seem to fit.

Weehler-Smith, now 20, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 2015 and was sentenced to 50 years in prison, according to the Register.

As an ophthalmologist, I've had to examine and document the retinal findings on several dead or damaged infants. Those were haunting images of horrifying situations.

The real focus needs to be on preventing shaken baby syndrome. That starts with understanding why men shake babies. (I'm a father.)

Men and women have physiologically different responses to infants crying. A lactating mother gets a surge of oxytocin causing her mammary glands to contract and cause a milk let down. This gives the mother an urge to nurse. Nature's kind: oxytocin is the same hormone that floods your system after you orgasm and makes you want to cuddle. It's a strongly bonding hormone.

Men don't have that hormone response to crying. All we get is an ear-piercing scream that seemingly won't go away. Feed them, change them, rock them, give them a pacifier, swaddle them, sometimes you just can't get them to calm down, and the screaming just gets more aggravating. It's like the loudest alarm clock imaginable set to go if every hour, every day, it's been going on for months, and there's no hope in sight of it stopping.

Men don't talk enough about this rage because we're afraid of the stigma. But there's no room for pride when lives are at stake.

Here's how you cope as a new dad: intermittent earplugs. Things getting out of hand? Pop them in. You can still hear them and you're still focused on calming them down, but you take the edge off by removing the ear pain every time they holler. Add earmuffs as well if needed. Whatever it takes for you to remain in control and composed, because that's what the kid really needs.

If you feel the rage coming on and you can't control it, put the kid in a safe place and take a 1-2 minute break. Not much, your kid needs you and is in emotional distress, but a few minutes of distress it's better than murdering them.

To many, I probably sound like a horrible father. So be it: both my kids are alive and not brain damaged. Shaken baby syndrome is horrible, there's just no room for pride when babies are on the line.

Please pass on to any new parents, thanks.

EDIT: Thanks all for a very civil and respectful thread. A lot of people are adding that the sex predelection isn't universal. I agree, some men do great and some women have similar struggles, my apologies for speaking in absolutes. Hopefully the earplug thing can help some women as well, thanks again for being gracious.

I'm not sure there is anything more purely evil than murdering a baby, but I would rather not think of such possibilities.

Military's annual physicals now require mental health assessments

Military's annual physicals now require mental health assessments

It's just an online questionnaire, and I doubt it will make a difference.

No one will answer truthfully because they value their jobs.

Please choose the answer that best represents your feelings.

(a) I never feel like hurting myself or others.

(b) Ruin my fucking life.

(c) Ruin my fucking life immediately.

(d) Have armed MPs escort me to a hospital, then ruin my life.

It's suggests the duality of man.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in civil lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in civil lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

Am I reading that correctly? $417 million to ONE person? that is the largest payout I've ever heard of to one person as a result of a court case...jesus that is some crazy shit.

You are correct! Crazy, right? They will appeal it, of course. The last amount they awarded was $110.5 to a VA woman. In both cases, it was major long term usage - like 20+ years etc.

There are more trials pending too! Given J&J's corporate position as the world's most trusted brand, you'd think this would hurt them but the online news chatter about this is minimal (eclipsed, if you will, ha).

There is scientific evidence that talc can become embedded in ovaries, and that it causes inflammation. Chronic Inflammation is known to cause cancer.

Part of the evidence for this case was the genetics of the plaintiff which indicated that she had no history of ovarian cancer in her family. Another part of the evidence was electronic scanning microscope images of the talc embedded at the center of the tumor.

Furthermore, over $300m of this award was for punitive damages. Johnson and Johnsons internal documents show that they've known about the link between the mineral talc and ovarian cancer since the 80s. Their own scientists warned them, they ignored them. They then proceeded to market talc to African Americans because they used it more often, and now African Americans have a higher rate of ovarian cancer than any other demographic. Because Johnson and Johnson tried to cover it up they now have a serious litigation on their hands.

I worked on these cases for a year when I was at Weitz and Luxenberg. If you have any questions let me know.

You could be entiltled to compensation for that comment.

Suspect arrested trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Houston's Hermann Park

Suspect arrested trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Houston's Hermann Park
Suspect arrested trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Houston's Hermann Park

During their senior year of high school, according to Schneck's classmate, the awkward teen wrote a "manifesto" dedicated to some of the school's popular girls, decrying how their boyfriends treated them and saying he could have done better.

This guy takes Nice Guy to the next level

"When confronted Saturday night in the park, he tried to drink some of the liquid explosives but spit it out, officials said."

Lol

'ill blow up confederate statues, thatll make them notice me'

He's part of NISIS.

Catholic Church claimed child sex abuse victims ‘consented’

Catholic Church claimed child sex abuse victims ‘consented’

The cover up is so stupid. If they treated these people (victims & pervs) like they should, it would increase the prestige of the church. Wouldn't any reasonable person think better of any religious or civic organization that policed itself and took care of the innocent? They made themselves hypocritics.

Did anyone actually read this article, and recognize the title is completely wrong? The Catholic church did NOT claim that the victims consented. According to the article, they've been accused of trying to find loopholes to avoid paying victims (although there doesn't seem to be any follow-up to this), and it's a government institution attempting to use the "consent" argument:

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, a government agency, has denied some children financial settlements because it said the victims had “consented” to the abuse, a group of charities has warned.

Also:

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Southwark said that the church does not comment on individual cases out of respect for the claimant’s privacy. He added that the Archdiocese “supports the right of anyone who has suffered harm to seek compensation.”

I hope a mod actually corrects this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHqndf9Kx4

I just want to bring up this video of one man's experience:

Michael O' Brien (then a boy; older man now) was repeated raped by Church clergy. When he tried getting help, the police and government worked with the church to silence and discredit the boy.

It's heartbreaking. I have a little boy myself, and I couldn't imagine the struggle and helplessness Mr. O'Brien and his family endured.

The movie Spotlight is a really great look into a journalistic investigation of the Catholic Church and pedophilic actions.

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has collided with a merchant vessel near the Straight of Malaaca

Guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) has collided with a merchant vessel near the...

If memory serves, both the John McCain and the Fitzgerald are in the US Navy's 7th fleet.

Expect heads to roll higher up the chain of command this time.

Edit: Both Destroyers are assigned to the same Destroyer Squadron 15. That Squadron has 8 Destroyers assigned to it. Two of them are now out of commission in two months. It's possible the CO of the Squadron could lose his job next.

Edit #2: The Destroyer is underway under its own power and is headed to port. Initial reports indicate only light injures among the crew.

Edit #3: The Navy now reports 10 sailors are missing and 5 are injured. Search and rescue is underway for the missing crew.

Edit #4: Reports are now indicating the ship suffered damage and/or flooding in two berthing areas and in its shaft alley.

Edit #5: From CNN - "A US Navy official told CNN the McCain had experienced a loss of steering before the collision, but that steering had been regained."

Final edit: http://abcnews.go.com/US/uss-john-mccain-collides-merchant-ship-singapore-search/story?id=49327836

That article currently shows the first photo of the damage to the USS John McCain. It's time for me to go to bed, so this will be my final update. My thoughts are with the crew of the John McCain, their family members and friends.

This is not a common occurrence. These ships have insane amounts of technology to prevent this, and yet here we are.

Edit: technology and supposedly highly trained personnel at the helm

Is this a common occurrence and is just now being reported when it happens? Or is this a strange coincidence?

Your memory is right, they're both in the same fleet and both based in Yokosuka. This is actually the 4th incident this year for ships based there. In addition to the Fitzgerald, USS Lake Champlain was hit by a fishing boat and USS Antietam ran aground.

Makes you wonder what the hell is going on in that chain of command.

Boston University student who attended 'white power' rally transferring to Auburn after receiving death threats

Boston University student who attended 'white power' rally transferring to Auburn after receiving...

Checks out, he's a current member of the...

¿Que Que Que?

Soooo isn't he just going to get death threats at Auburn?

Auburn has way more African Americans than BU. I'm sure he'll do well there.

Fuentes... pretty Anglo Saxon sounding name...

Two former Fla. prison guards, both KKK members, found guilty in murder plot of black inmate

Two former Fla. prison guards, both KKK members, found guilty in murder plot of black inmate
Two former Fla. prison guards, both KKK members, found guilty in murder plot of black inmate

Ok... Am I the only one who is like, KKK memeber #2 is totally Latino right?

Well it's actually because, contrary to popular belief, the Klan has a diversity quota, so they just accept Latinos to full that.

/s

I was hoping this would be the top comment when I came in here. I was like..."wait a second."

We should worry about both.

Try one of these subthreads