Actor Patrick Dempsey just bought a Seattle-based coffee company. No, not Starbucks. Dempsey bid $9.15 million for Tully’s Coffee, an amount that beat whatever Starbucks offered during a private auction this week. ”I think some of the players involved in this deal want to take those jobs away, and you’re looking at an economy that’s rough to get jobs,” Dempsey said. “I went by one of the stores yesterday and the employees are deeply concerned. That’s one thing we care deeply about.” (No word on whether Dempsey plans to sell $1 reusable cups.)
It’s 2004 again, yaaay!
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Out of the 12 deadliest shootings in the history of the United States, six of them happened after 2007.
We need to take a harsh look before this becomes the true reality in America.
There’s no need for children in elementary schools to be targets. There’s no need for innocent moviegoers to be targets.
We can motivate people to make a change in attitudes and awareness.
Each year, a whole new world invades Gainesville for just one weekend.
When so many people head off to Jacksonville for the football game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs, tons more come into our town to hear some music.
The Fest is a music festival that celebrates all things punk.
Read the full story and listen to my radio piece at the link. There’s also a Storify element at the bottom, which explains how people on social media were affected.
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There’s a certain level of danger in mentioning anything on the Internet. One link falls into the hands of the wrong person and before you know it, innocent pictures or comments get turned into giant jokes.
This time the giant jokes spawned their own problems.
Follow the link to read the rest of my latest opinion article.