Friday, February 26, 2010
"...in yet another installment of 'a streetcar named revival', i am exposing another perpetratin' bitch waxing poetic about things he's overheard in his extensive retail experience or that think tank denim university for dummies that rhymes with Shmrose Shbowl (*note tongue planted firmly in cheek). the above proclaimed "vintage expert" writes this open letter:
but what this poseur throwback fails to realize (*so eloquently put by a real insider, below) is:
"...Bill is a dick head. He’ll just complain to try and make himself seem cool. Doesn’t he realize that consistancy in denim design is a very recent thing? Two pairs should never be exactly the same. We’ve always encouraged people to try on a few pairs to find their perfect. And the 1947 has ALWAYS been a slim fitting 501. AND when he says he’s had 40’s 501’s, which one is he talking about? The pattern changed about four times in that decade..."
yup, that about sums it up!"
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Lower Merion School District sued for cyber spying on students
By DANA DiFILIPPO
Philadelphia Daily News
Lower Merion School District officials brag that they give every one of their 1,800 high-schoolers laptop computers to "ensure that all students have 24/7 access to school-based resources."
Instead, they ensured they got a 24/7 sneak peek into students’ private lives by secretly monitoring webcams embedded in the laptops to spy on teens and their families at home, according to a federal, class-action lawsuit filed this week in Philadelphia.
The suit alleges the remotely controlled covert cameras violate everything from the Fourth Amendment to wiretapping, electronic communications and computer fraud laws.
It was filed Tuesday on behalf of Harriton High student Blake J. Robbins and all Lower Merion students by Robbins' parents Michael and Holly Robbins of Penn Valley.
Named as defendants are the school district, the district's nine-member Board of Directors and Superintendent Christopher W. McGinley.
The Robbins seek unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, as well as an end to the "spying," according to the 17-page complaint.
The family first learned of the embedded webcams on Nov. 11, when Harriton High's Assistant Principal Lindy Matsko reprimanded Blake Robbins for "improper behavior in his home," according to the lawsuit. Matsko cited as evidence a photograph from the webcam on the boy's school-issued laptop.
The lawsuit does not specify why the photograph was objectionable.
Because the webcam can capture anything happening in the room where the laptop is, district personnel could illicitly observe plenty more than a student's online activity, the lawsuit alleges.
"Many of the images captured and intercepted may consist of images of minors and their parents or friends in compromising or embarrassing positions, including, but not limited to, in various stages of dress or undress," the lawsuit charges.
The Robbins' attorney, Mark Haltzman, couldn't be reached this morning. McGinley and District Spokesman Doug Young did not immediately return telephone calls for comment today.
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When you start messin' with my cheese..... There're going to be problems. For shame McDonalds. For. Shame.
November 5th, 2008, 6:36 am · 86 Comments · posted by Nancy Luna, Staff Writer
To keep prices down for consumers without undercutting its own profit,McDonald’s confirmed plans to replace the dollar Double Cheeseburger with a new sandwich dubbed the McDouble.
The McDouble is identical to the Double Cheeseburger except it has one slice of cheese. When the menu shift occurs, McDonald’s is expected to raise the price of the Double Cheeseburger to $1.19, McDonald’s marketing executive Greg Watson told the Chicago Tribune.
McDonald’s declined to say when the change will occur to the Dollar Menu in Southern California. Here’s a statement Watson sent me this week:
“Our customers tell us that value is important. And we are listening. The recommendation to add McDouble to our popular Dollar Menu reflects that we’re not only listening - but we’re responding - by providing our customers even more choices, with the everyday affordability our customers expect,” he said.
In making the Dollar Menu change, he confirmed that McDonald’s will eventually “adjust the price of the Double Cheeseburger.”
“We want our customers to know they can depend on McDonald’s to provide the everyday value and convenience they’ve come to expect, every time they visit our restaurants. These recommended changes will ensure we continue to satisfy our customers’ tastes and wallets,” Watson said.