Amazing Emotion Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 25. October 2013 16:42

Ketchup changeup: McDonald's dropping Heinz after CEO change

World's biggest fast-food chain seeks new ketchup for its famous french fries. McDonald's Corp on Friday said it plans to end its 40-year relationship with ketchup maker H.J. Heinz Co, since that company is now led by Bernardo Hees, the former chief executive of hamburger rival Burger King Worldwide Inc .

"As a result of recent management changes at Heinz, we have decided to transition our business to other suppliers over time," McDonald's said in a statement.

"We have spoken to Heinz and plan to work together to ensure a smooth and orderly transition," said McDonald's, which has more than 34,000 restaurants around the globe.

Heinz declined to comment. "As a matter of policy, Heinz does not comment on relationships with customers," company spokesman Michael Mullen said.

http://money.msn.com/investing/news.aspx?feed=OBR&date=20131025&id=17039159

 

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Gruesome Faith Based Decision

by Hal Mooz 25. October 2013 14:55

Dad burned teenage daughter to death for contacting fiance: Yemen police

A father burned his 15-year-old daughter to death for keeping in touch with her fiance, police in Yemen said. "The father committed this heinous crime on the pretext that his daughter had been keeping contacts with her fiance," according to a statement posted on a police website Tuesday. It added that the 35-year-old man had been arrested in a remote village in the central Taiz province.

Her death sparked further outrage in the country where an eight-year girl died from internal bleeding on her wedding night last month. Authorities said they would prosecute those responsible.

Traditional tribal customs in parts of Yemen prohibit contacts between men and women before marriage. Poverty and concern about "family honor" prompts many Yemenis to marry off their daughters young, often below the age of 18, a practice that has been criticized by groups like Human Rights Watch.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/23/21091254-dad-burned-teenage-daughter-to-death-for-contacting-fiance-yemen-police?lite&lite=obnetwork

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Decision Type - Can something bad happen? Is outcome permanent?

by Hal Mooz 23. October 2013 13:55

5-year-old Texas boy accidentally kills himself with napping babysitter's gun

A teenage babysitter was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of a 5-year-old Texas boy who accidentally shot himself with the babysitter's gun while she was napping, authorities said. Melissa Ann Ringhardt, 19, of Vidor was being held in the Orange County Jail on a felony charge of abandoning or endangering a child, the county sheriff's office said in a statement. She could face a sentence of six months to two years if convicted.

The sheriff's office said Ringhardt, who lives with the boy's family, left her semiautomatic .40-caliber handgun on a coffee table when she went into a bedroom to take a nap Monday afternoon. When she woke up, she couldn't immediately find the boy, identified as John Read, according to the sheriff's office. She eventually discovered him dead in the living room, it said.

Because the home has no telephone, Ringhardt carried John and a 6-month-old child, whom she was also watching and who wasn't identified, about a block to his grandparents' home to call 911, the sheriff's office said. John was declared dead there when emergency crews arrived.
The 6-month-old child wasn't injured. Ringhardt told investigators she had the gun because she was frightened of being home alone, the sheriff's office said.

"People have the right to bear arms, and with that comes great responsibility," Orange County sheriff's Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson told KFDM-TV of Beaumont. "If someone, somehow, puts a firearm in a place where a child is able to get that weapon, you've committed an offense."

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/22/21084041-5-year-old-texas-boy-accidentally-kills-himself-with-napping-babysitters-gun?lite&lite=obinsite

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Power Pressure In The News

by Hal Mooz 21. October 2013 14:42

Chinese billionaire arrested for crossing 'red line' of political activism

In a crackdown on dissent ahead of a crucial Communist Party gathering next month, Chinese authorities on Sunday formally arrested a billionaire venture capitalist who has turned his wealth toward supporting human rights issues.

The detention of Wang Gongquan, who was held on suspicion of disturbing public order, sends a strong signal that China’s new leadership will not tolerate any member of the rising entrepreneurial elite using their resources to agitate for democratic reform.

Gongquan, 52, who made a fortune from real estate and investment management, is one of the first Chinese billionaires to cross a “red line” that forbids the ascendant entrepreneurial class from challenging the Communist party’s supremacy.

Wang is known to be a supporter of the New Citizens Movement, a loose association of professionals and other urbanites advocating free speech and other rights enshrined in China’s constitution. The group, which occasionally organizes dinners to discuss national issues, is also calling for greater government transparency and disclosure of officials’ assets.

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Perk Based Decisions Rooted In Greed

by Hal Mooz 14. October 2013 09:43

Food stamp glitch leads to Wal-Mart stampede - Shoppers swarm stores after a computer hiccup gives benefit cards unlimited purchasing power.

Wal-Mart stores in Springhill and Mansfield, La., saw a stampede and a shelf-clearing rush Saturday after a computer glitch for food stamp recipients led to benefit cards allowing unlimited purchases. Police were called as entire shelves were being cleared out, until the glitch was fixed and low-income residents using the cards were no longer allowed to make purchases.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd confirms they were called in to help the employees at Wal-Mart because there were so many people clearing off the shelves. He says Wal-Mart was so packed, 'it was worse than any black Friday'" that he's ever seen. Lynd explained the cards weren't showing limits and they called corporate Wal-Mart, whose spokesman said to let the people use the cards anyway. From 7 to 9 p.m., people were loading up their carts, but when the cards began showing limits again around 9, one woman was detained because she rang up a bill of $700 and only had .49 on her card. She was held by police until corporate Wal-Mart said they wouldn't press charges if she left the food.Lynd says at 9 p.m., when the cards came back online and it was announced over the loud speaker, people just left their carts full of food in the aisles and left."

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post--food-stamp-glitch-leads-to-wal-mart-stampede

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Emotion Driven Behavior

by Hal Mooz 13. October 2013 12:33

Stampede near Indian temple leaves 89 dead

A stampede at a bridge leading to a remote Hindu temple in central India Sunday killed at least 89 people and injured more than 100, police said. Nearly 150,000 devotees gathered to celebrate the holy festival of Dussehra at the Ratangarh temple in a forest outside the town of Datia 240 miles north of the Madhya Pradesh state capital, Bhopal.

But pilgrims panicked when the railings broke on a bridge that led to the temple, triggering the stampede. Some devotees were crushed to death under the feet of fellow worshippers, others drowned after falling or jumping into the river Sindh. Local media said the police used batons to control the crowd, prompting many people to panic.

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Perk Pressure Based Permanent Decision

by Hal Mooz 10. October 2013 09:28

Man slain trying to sell truck on Craigslist

Two men have been charged in the shooting death of a South Carolina man they met because he was selling his pickup on Craigslist, authorities said.

Jquan Margel Scott, 19, of James Island has been charged with murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to court records. Isaac R. Williams, 20, of Charleston is charged with murder and kidnapping.

The men are accused of killing William Apps, 25, of Charleston. His body was found Monday night in Mount Pleasant.

Scott had arranged to buy Apps' pickup for about $15,000 after seeing it advertised on Craigslist, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
Authorities say Apps met the two men in downtown Charleston on Oct. 3 and drove with them to Mount Pleasant, where Apps was taken out of the truck at gunpoint. He was later forced back into the truck and driven around before one of the men shot Apps in the neck and left his body in a wooded area, according to court documents.

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/cops-man-slain-trying-to-sell-truck-on-craigslist

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