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San Jose to hang rainbow flags at airport Chick-fil-A in support of LGBTQ rights
A California city that last year approved the addition of a Chick-fil-A at its local airport now wants to send a message of support to LGBTQ people as the opening date for the fast-food restaurant nears.
The San Jose City Council voted 11-0 on Tuesday to hang rainbow flags in support of LGBTQ people and pink, blue and white flags for transgender rights at or near a Chick-fil-A due to open in May at San Jose International Airport.
Rosemary Barnes, a spokeswoman for the airport, said it will decide where to place the flags.
The council's vote comes as two other cities around the country have blocked Chick-fil-A from opening at their airports over concerns that the restaurant chain has a record of supporting anti-gay organizations.
Fight over brownie leaves teen boy dead
Police say a fight over a brownie has left a 14-year-old Houston boy dead of a stab wound to the eye and another 14-year-old boy on the run from authorities.
Houston Independent School District police say the boy died Friday of the knife wound suffered Wednesday afternoon.
A Couple Was Arrested For Child Abuse After An Olive Garden Waitress In Kentucky Shared A Photo Of Them On Facebook
Gay man and trans woman suing Burger King over employee 'hate crime attack'
Patrons of California shop buy doughnuts by the dozen to give owner time with wife
Ever since patrons and community members found out in mid-October that Stella Chhan was ill, they have been arriving at Donut City in Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles, to buy donuts by the dozen. The intent is to allow John Chhan to close his Southern California shop early each day so he can spend time with Stella, his wife.
This Is What Happens to Your Body if You Eat Almost No Carbs
In many ways, refined carbohydrates—bread, pasta, white rice—are like fossil fuels. They contain a lot of energy, they’re cheap to produce, and just when it seems as though supply can't keep up with demand, some technological innovation enables us to extract and produce more of them. And like fossil fuels, the scientific consensus is that an over reliance on refined carbohydrates is going to end badly.
Most people who are interested in cutting carbs out are doing so to lose weight. Anecdotal and scientific research suggests that it’s a pretty good strategy to take to drop some pounds. But carbs aren’t just in the types of food I mentioned above. They’re also hiding out in fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, milk, legumes, and plenty else. With that being the case, you can imagine that cutting your carb intake to virtually nothing would be very difficult indeed and—as you'll read in a moment—there’s research suggesting that it’s potentially dangerous. Here are some of the things that would happen if you ditched refined carbs, limited the “good” (or complex) carbs named above and opted to consume butter, bacon, and bourbon to your heart’s content.
Two men convicted in teen's deadly allergic reaction to takeout
A former restaurant owner and an employee were found guilty of manslaughter Friday in the death of a British teen who suffered an allergic reaction to takeout from the eatery.
Megan Lee, 15, who was severely allergic to peanuts, died on New Year's Day 2017 — two days after eating a meal of onion bhaji, a seekh kebab and a Peshwari naan from the Royal Spice Indian restaurant in Hyden, Lancashire, England.
None of the items were supposed to contain nuts.
Police: Starved teen's brother wrote letter begging for help
The younger brother of a 15-year-old boy who starved to death while their family prayed and fasted for weeks wrote a letter that investigators found inside the locked southern Wisconsin apartment pleading with lawyers to save him.
The emaciated 11-year-old boy was clutching a Bible and an envelope containing pamphlets about death on Monday when officers found him, his mother and his brother's body in the family's Reedsburg apartment, which had no power and was padlocked from the inside, authorities say. Investigators also found the younger boy's handwritten letter, which was addressed to "Lawyers of Sauk County."
"The hunger is too much," the boy wrote. "Please help me now so I may eat. I can't continue in such a life with no food. If I don't get food now I'll probably die of hunger."
Gay man hospitalized after putting 15 eggs up his butt while on chemsex drugs
A man was rushed to hospital after pushing 15 hard-boiled eggs up his butt while on chemsex drugs.
The 29-year-old Dutch man had taken GHB with his partner, the Daily Mail reports.
GHB is also known as G, Gina, Liquid Ecstasy or Liquid X. It is physically addictive.
The scientific names is gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) or gammabutyrolactone (GBL).
GBL is converted into GHB in your body when ingested, and in some cities, is more common than GHB.
The eggs caused a tear in his intestinal wall, leaving him in an extensive amount of pain.
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Scientologists Used to Sell Bogus Meat to Poor People to Fund Their Training
Scientology is a supposed religion whose methods and organizational hierarchy just so happen to resemble a pyramid scheme. In spite of that (or perhaps because of it), the church L. Ron Hubbard founded has lured a number of acolytes over the years with the promise of “going clear.” And while all the Hollywood celebrities affiliated with Scientology can afford the escalating payments needed to get deeper into the organization, new reporting shows that less-famous followers had to sell mysterious meat to Californians in order to up their Operating Thetan levels.
The Daily Beast recently took a deep dive into Scientology’s surprising connection to the world of California meat sales in the '70s and '80s. Though not officially an arm of the church, the workforce of Scientologist-owned businesses like Mr. Sirloin and Tully’s Premium Meats drew disproportionately from the ranks of believers, giving them a chance to sell meat on commission in order to pay their way up the ladder.
Bringing a Community Together Through Tacos
Keith Garrett went from selling drugs to selling tacos, burritos and quesadillas at his food truck, All Flavor, No Grease. Living on one of the most dangerous blocks in South L.A., Garrett began to bring together all flavors of people over his mother’s famous tacos. Now, he’s helped broker a ceasefire between rival gangs in the neighborhood, all through his signature Americanized-Mexican food. Sometimes, the best way to peace is through the stomach.
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New Jersey Official Calls the Cops on Breastfeeding Mom: ‘Legally I’m Allowed to Nurse’
A breastfeeding mom said that a New Jersey official called the cops after she refused to cover up while nursing her 2-year-old daughter.
Michelle Ayala was feeding her daughter Daisy at Franklin Pond Beach on July 31, when a woman from the park’s recreation committee walked over and asked her to cover up.
“She said, ‘I see what you’re doing there, do you think you can do that somewhere else?’ And before she finished, I said, ‘Legally, I’m allowed to nurse wherever I am,’ ” Ayala told NBC 4.
New Jersey law allows women to nurse in public or private. While the beach in question is a private facility, Ayala is a paying member.
Papa John's founder apologizes for using N-word on conference call
Forbes reported earlier that he used the racial slur while participating in a role-playing exercise designed to prevent public relations crises.
In a statement issued through the company, Schnatter said: "News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true. Regardless of the context, I apologize. Simply stated, racism has no place in our society."
According to the account in Forbes, Schnatter was on a call with Laundry Service, a marketing agency, and was asked how he planned to manage future public relations flare-ups.
Uber senior executive resigns after racial discrimination allegations
NEIGHBORS CALLED POLICE ON 11-YEAR-OLD BLACK BOY DELIVERING NEWSPAPERS, MOTHER CLAIMS
DONALD TRUMP AND RISING HATE CRIME NUMBERS: IS HE RESPONSIBLE?
Black Indiana Man Forced to Leave His Own Apartment Complex Pool After Being Harassed
WATCH: Unbelievably Petty Man Calls Cops on Dude Eating Burrito on BART Train
Pop quiz, hotshot. There’s a guy eating a burrito on a BART train in San Francisco. A sign on the opposite wall says that eating and drinking is prohibited, but he’s still chowing down on his foil-wrapped lunch. What do you do? What do you do?
For most of us, the answer is… nothing. At most, we might roll our eyes in his general direction, start making a mental list of the burrito restaurants between the station and our eventual destinations, or even type and eventually delete a not particularly good tweet about it.
But then there’s this guy, who decides to do the public transport-equivalent of a citizen’s arrest. A video posted to the r/BayArea subreddit on Sunday shows a middle-aged white man—one who’s dressed like Uncle Joey Gladstone’s laundry hamper—berating a burrito-eater before calling the police.
Black Customers Handcuffed at Waffle House After Dispute Over 50 Cents
Following a string of incidents that spurred calls for a boycott, Waffle House is again facing scrutiny for calling the police on its customers. Police body-camera footage posted to Facebook by activist and the Intercept columnist Shaun King shows two black customers at a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, location being handcuffed after complaining to waitstaff that they were overcharged for a beverage.
According to King, the couple being handcuffed in the video “refused to pay for a $1.50 overcharge on an orange juice that was listed as $1 on the menu.” After arguing with staff about the price, police were called.
CNN's Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.
CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.
Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown." His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.
Supreme Court Sides With Colorado Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple
The Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker on Monday in a closely watched case pitting gay rights against claims of religious freedom.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in the 7-2 decision, relied on narrow grounds, saying a state commission had violated the Constitution’s protection of religious freedom in ruling against the baker, Jack Phillips, who had refused to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple.
“The neutral and respectful consideration to which Phillips was entitled was compromised here,” Justice Kennedy wrote. “The Civil Rights Commission’s treatment of his case has some elements of a clear and impermissible hostility toward the sincere religious beliefs that motivated his objection.”
SCOTUS-approved anti-LGBT bakery has quite the Yelp page right now