A Pizza Hut deliveryman shot a man who robbed him at gunpoint.
Restaurant officials have suspended the Pizza Hut driver, James William Spiers, while the case is under investigation. Polk County officials today confirmed that Spiers holds a valid gun permit, which was renewed in November.
...Vonnie Walbert, vice president of human resources at Pizza Hut, said:
We have policy against carrying weapons. We prohibit employees from carrying guns because we believe that that is the safest for everybody.
In my opinion, it would be safest if pizza restaurants that have delivery service let it be known that any employee with a CCW permit (usually meaning that they have taken a class, passed a test, and passed a background check) may be carrying a weapon.
Update: Here's someone who is worried that the delivery man might be a threat to the customer if he (the driver) is lawfully armed.
If you get this kind of bad feeling from your delivery guy, you might want to change restaurants. I think the chances of you getting shot are slim but if he's that antagonistic you can probably be pretty sure someone has spit on your pizza.
But instead I'm looking at stuff like this.
That technology can let me watch this is awesome. The fact that I do watch it, and want to share it, is a bit troubling.
This time of year in Kentucky we don't usually acknowledge that there is anything other than basketball but...
The Elite Eight
The final match approaches! Be sure to cast your vote in each of these match-ups!
T-1000 vs. Batman
Morpheus vs. Captain James T. Kirk
Paragon City Conference
Wolverine vs. Optimus Prime
Luke Skywalker vs. Legolas
Unfortunately for the nerds wanting to vote, if you click their link it says, "This survey is currently closed." My choices are T-1000, Kirk, Optimus Prime, and Legolas (but only because I like Tolkien better than Lucas.)
Update: I got every pick wrong.
Researchers at Harvard say that publicly voiced doubts about the U.S. occupation of Iraq have a measurable "emboldenment effect" on insurgents there.
I'm not going to question the patriotism of the politicians who take any opportunity they can to be negative, but I think it's pretty clear that their primary allegiance is to their own egos.
I just got a letter from DLSCorp.net in the mail. For $75, they offered to submit my domain name to "25 major search engines".
What a scam.
First of all, the domain name they mentioned in the letter is one that I had never used. It makes me wonder what "eight keyword/phrase listings" they had planned for it. Other than "parked domain", I'm kind of drawing a blank here. Maybe "Oakland" (there isn't any there there).
While I'm calling what I received a "letter", it looked more like an invoice. It did state that it was a solicitation and not a bill but only on the back side. It's quite possible to look at what appears to be an invoice, see the list of services, cost, and where to send the payment without ever seeing that you don't actually owe that money.
They have at least three sites that are basically the same thing: dlscorp.net (Domain Listing Services), domainlistingservices.net, and ilscorp.net (Internet Listing Service Corporation). All have very low Google page rank and none show any back links. It doesn't exactly instill confidence in their ability to generate traffic for a website.
The contact information for DLScorp/ILScorp sites is a UPS store in Chicago. Who knows where it is actually going or who is behind it. I have found blog posts about this scam going back several years. Contact details for the company changes but the format of the "letter" is basically the same.
It's not enough to change my voing plans but if it were....
California chefs are complaining that farmers who sell through the Santa Monica Farmers' Market are going with guaranteed sales to produce companies rather than wait for the chefs to decide whether or not to purchase their produce.
If the produce the chefs have been buying has become trendy and other restaurants want it, it's not the fault of the farmers if they take advantage of this.
...Obama's would have done it. He began by saying that, contrary to what he told us the other day, he did "hear him (Wright) make remarks that could be considered controversial while I sat in church". The rest seemed as though it could have been divided up into two separate speeches for two different audiences. Perhaps in pre-Internet days it would have been and neither would have been the wiser.
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I've read that the Ruby Tuesday restaurants are facing some problems. The one that was closest to where I live has been closed for a year or so.
The last time we were there we were seated next to a group of people whose selection of language wasn't what I would have considered the best choice, especially with children nearby. The adults at the table were pretty loud so when I saw the bartender coming in that direction I was hoping that she would ask them in quieter tones and with more appropriate langugage.
Not to be. She was apparently a friend of theirs and joined in the conversation at full blast and with the same liberal sprinkling of vulgarities.