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Assad’s Syria – image gallery

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Via: boston.com

Horrific images were taken this week of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Rows of bodies, including many children, fill rooms and streets in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, and Syrian activists are reporting hundreds of people killed. The Syrian government denies the use of chemical weapons, and an investigation continues. The civil war persists as forces continued fighting and droves fled the country. (WARNING: Images are graphic – yeah, no shit!) ( 25 photos total)

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2013/08/assault_in_syria.html
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August 27, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Starbucks Won’t Cut Worker Hours, Benefits Ahead Of Obamacare

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Starbucks Coffee Co will NOT follow the lead of other companies that are cutting health insurance benefits or reducing hours for employees in anticipation of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, the coffee shop chain’s CEO Howard Schultz told Reuters on Monday.

“Other companies have announced that they won’t provide coverage for spouses; others are lobbying for the cut-off to be at 40 hours. But Starbucks will continue maintaining benefits for partners and won’t use the new law as excuse to cut benefits or lower benefits for its workers,” Schultz said in a telephone interview.

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Last week, Reuters reported that some businesses are keeping staffing numbers below 50 or cutting the work week to less than 30 hours to avoid providing employee health insurance.

bastards!

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personal thought:

This morning a plan to order a Venti, instead of a mere, Grande.

Tomorrow? Don’t know yet.

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jon
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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August 27, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment