@Sargeking:agreed. “Slapshot” in Johnstown. “The Blob” in Phoenixville and other locales is SE PA.
 November 28, 2014 at 5:56pm
Oh c’mon now. Look at the definition of the word “tragic” in this article. You expect a proper definition of how guns work? (sarcasm)
 November 28, 2014 at 5:51pm
No, they don’t always go to jail. I believe that 2/3 or more of the murders of inner city black people go unsolved. A lot of those murders are gang wars and the perp’s race is logically assumed to be another black. Also, witnesses will describe a black perp, but that’s about all you will get from the witnesses. Fear and or loyalty to the gang prevents talking let alone Brooklyn/Bronx juries (jury nullification).
August 4, 2014 at 9:34am
Your going to stick me where with that needle???
Yes, folks. The injection is “local”. Whatintheheck is wrong with that DA’s office? Good grief. These idiots don’t know what “The right of the people to be secure in their persons” means?
August 4, 2014 at 9:04am
WWI is the war (not the only one unfortunately) that keeps on killing. Two people were killed in Ypres just this year when an unexploded ordnance from WWI detonated. Over one BILLION shells were exchanged, some of which still contain poisons like mustard and chlorine. It is estimated that ~30% did not detonate. Flanders is great farmland. Thick, soft soil that shells simply “plopped” into without detonating. Also, many unfired shells were just left behind. A special Belgian Army squad collects hundreds of unexploded shells every year. These shells just pop out of the farm soils.
 August 2, 2014 at 8:18am
While employed at a State Psychiatric Hospital, I attended an educational program on the treatment structure for the mentally ill. The presenters were social workers. The presenters exhibited a flowchart of their treatment paradigm. They kept it covered and asked the audience of medical physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and pharmacists, “Who should be at the center of the chart?” The answers were “the patient” (most logical imho), “the physician”, “the family”, and so forth. None in the audience guessed the “correct” answer. The social workers placed themselves in the center. They believed they were the most important part of the paradigm. I thought it quite odd, up until I reviewed the findings of Dr. Philip Zimbardo in his famous Stanford Prison Experiment. The social workers wield the power of the State as cudgels much more than any “bad-cop” you could ever find, because the social workers are completely united in repressing the American Person. It is a systems problem and the social workers have written the blueprints for the system. Absolute power does indeed corrupt absolutely. Check out Zimbardo’s work. Zimbardo’s work can also be applied to what happened at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Also search “Milgram Experiment” performed by Stanley Milgram.
Her skin may just be de-pigmented possibly due to her age. She may also be mixed race. Look at her mottled skin. Possible vitiligo. Not enough information and it doesn’t really matter. You may be right and I’m wrong.
I thought about that. But when I googled her, some of the pictures were more close-up and she has light blue eyes. Granted, I've know a few "black" people who identified as black but were white/black and had blue eyes, but only a few. I was a little concerned that people might take my comment the wrong way since mine was (at the time anyway) the only one that mentioned race, but I thought it was significant considering when she would have gotten married and the times she lived through.
It doesn't really matter, but I did find another article (with a local news video) which mentioned Gertrude is African-American.
 July 5, 2014 at 6:54am
The perp is a Moroccan born Spanish national. So, Spanish citizen born in Morocco. The perp also got out of psych hospital earlier in this year. Draw your own conclusions.
 July 4, 2014 at 11:06pm
Aren’t they still getting $659 billion MORE than last year? This is a politicians definition of a cut, not the real worlds definition of a cut. The proposed budget was $1 billion more than 2014. Congress shaved $341 million from that billion. They still get an increase of $659 billion.
June 27, 2014 at 9:27pm
I’ve run into a few of these types who believe similar stuff. Dopplegangers and actors are supposedly taking over, well, pretty much everything. Let’s hope he doesn’t own firearms and hope that all his local gun shops know him and deny him a purchase. He’s scary.
 June 27, 2014 at 9:09pm
darkrage000. I wanted to mention what government does by taking from me and giving what it takes directly to others -as an analogy-. You beat me to it. I also didn’t want to go off topic. The scale of the offense is multiple magnitudes of difference though. The vets heart is in the right place, so I hesitate to condemn him too strongly as I have certainly been guilty of more serious sin. Now if the vet was buying dinner for the homeless man with his own money and CBarrel evicted the homeless man because of his disheveled appearance………well, then CB has a real problem.
 June 27, 2014 at 8:57pm
RabidPatriot, the article does not disclose the source of the food. You have a legit point to a degree. My comeback is to ask if it is okay to feed the poor with garbage. Food served to one person, then returned, is garbage and should not be sold to another person because it has been out of the control of the restaurant, but giving it away is okay? Also, this man’s actions could end up drawing crowds (I embellish) of homeless to the restaurant which may decrease paying traffic. Is it right that people avoid crowds of homeless? No, but it is reality.
 June 27, 2014 at 8:38pm
Skip the booze, tabac and sugar. Go for guns, ammo and a nice motorcycle. Maybe a fast boat or sky diving lessons.
 June 27, 2014 at 8:28pm
Charity is NOT redistributing other peoples property. Charity is redistributing one’s own property. This man was wrong. When someone takes from me without my permission, it is theft. It does not matter what that person does with my property afterward. He is still a thief. Bear2arms, you are correct.
So, my mom was right when she told/taught me the same thing you just stated. Thanks to you too, Kerstile
I guess the main problem with this particular incident is that the cornbread and biscuits come with the meal in a side basket and if they are not eaten, the restaurant throws them away. They probably throw away hundreds of them every week. He sees this waste and is just showing a little kindness with an item the store chucks away like garbage everyday.
RabidPatriot - The fast food industry throws ALLOT of food away at the end of the day. ALLOT. Remember when fast food joints were fast on the delivery? Now the cost and waste has to be or at least attempted to be controlled and so we wait while the order is cooked and prepared. It's not as fast as it used to be, and still there is a allot of waste. Even items at sit down eateries has a waste problem, like you stated. If you can come up with an idea to curb the waste, and still get the food to the customer in a timely manner, you will be a very rich person.
RabidPatriot, the article does not disclose the source of the food. You have a legit point to a degree. My comeback is to ask if it is okay to feed the poor with garbage. Food served to one person, then returned, is garbage and should not be sold to another person because it has been out of the control of the restaurant, but giving it away is okay? Also, this man's actions could end up drawing crowds (I embellish) of homeless to the restaurant which may decrease paying traffic. Is it right that people avoid crowds of homeless? No, but it is reality.
I personally don’t like the food at Crackers Barrel; everything seemed to be full of sugar and too sweet.
I wish Koblenzer would have just purchased the food first (at regular price). Now I’m wondering if Crackers Barrel employees are allowed to buy food while on duty. Anyone know? TIA
Some people like to be Robin Hood. It's all good until you get caught. Then you just have to pay the consequences. People need to calm the hell down on Facebook about this thing.
I do agree. Although I think that a muffin isn't going to break the company,and that there are many,many, MANY muffins thrown out daily because people got them and didn't eat them, it's still just like the Libs want to do....take from others to feed the poor. Had he paid for the muffin first and then given it to the man, that would be different. I'll probably get blasted for my opinion, but you just can't take from one person or group and give to another. You just can't do it.
I agree. The man should have paid for the food he gave away.
He took CB property and gave it away.
If he had taken a buck out of his own wallet and given it away.
Or if he had taken a buck out of his own wallet, paid CB for a biscuit then given it away....
The older gentleman is nice, but just is acting just like a Dem. Take someone else's money so you can give it away and feel good about yourself for giving to others.
King James Version (KJV)
16 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord?
6 And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7 Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
9 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faith
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
I agree. If he wanted to give the man a muffin he should have paid for one and given it to him. That way he would have been even with the company. If he was in a grocery store, they would have made him pay for the food first, so why not in a restaurant, even if he worked there?
he's a thief... ? a muffin given to a homeless guy.. makes him a thief.. and your comment makes you an idiot.. how's that for sticking to the truth.. ? I live in venice, and will never go toCB after this foolish move...
He should have paid for the muffin to give.
Absolutely right! TAXATION is redistributing other people's property.
Robin Hood was a thief. It was inferred by my teachers when I was a kid that he was a hero.But he was a thieving scoundrel.
It is exactly that kind of blind, dogmatic view that is wrong with companies and people today. They want to stick to the letter of their rules and have no room for compassion. Disgraceful.
U 2 have to be mormons, no one else would see things this way over a crummy give away corn muffin...
Yes you can't give the restaurants food away, but firing in this case is stupid. A reprimand would have sufficed.
White-man Barrel is correct in this situation, they fired him for stealing again. Been in the situation myself, with another company, and got fired for it. Even though I paid for what I had at the time, the policy or rule, was not to buy or eat, while on the clock. They were right and I was wrong, end of story.
I get it especially being a corporate restaurant. If it would have been a privately owned restaurant, I think the owner, or at least I would look at the situation and let it go.
Paulm, you don't like it, and it may only have been a muffin, but when you take something and you didn't pay for it -we call that THEFT. When someone commits THEFT, we call them a THIEF.
I do pray that clears it up for you.
I wonder, will you quit patronizing ALL businesses who refuse to give away their products?
Will you complain if someone helps themselves to YOURS? Or are you going to be a hypocrite?
I agree with you 100%. He is not the owner of the restaurant! It is considered theft of property. He may be good hearted, but you can not be good hearted and give away something you do not own! It would be different if this was a policy of the restaurant chain. If this person he gave food to and others in the past, became sick...they could sue Cracker Barrell. He has created a liability against the restaurant chain!
Kerstile, so right! Regardless if they throw out their muffins or not, it is THEIR property. I thank him for his service, however, I don't believe he has a right to take what isn't his and give it away.
March 2, 2014 at 5:40pm
Let’s see. The Fed is printing money as fast as it can ever since the crisis of ’08. The companies Maher cites are paying back money borrowed from the Fed. Hmm. Annnnnd, he cites percentages paid back above and beyond that equate to loans at about 0.1% annual interest. I wish I could get a deal like that. Let’s see. I will be totally irresponsible with other peoples money (that they entrusted to my care), lose their shirts for them, borrow inflated dollars from the Fed at 0.1% interest; dollars that are backed by the full faith of the USA, in other words, ME, the taxpayer. Oh, yeah, socialism is great. Puny little people like me get to bail out AIG and GM, all the while suffering the worst form of taxation, INFLATION via printing money out of thin air. Inflation punishes the little guy while allowing government and governments friends off the fiscal hook. Maher is simply a despicable, lying, creep.
February 15, 2014 at 7:34pm
This happens more than we know. What kind of desperation would drive a person to do such a thing. Combine that despair with the ignorance that at 35,000 ft altitude, it is -60 degrees F and less than 1/3 of sea level oxygen and you end up with, for lack of a better word, a corpse-icle.
I’m not a mathematician or an engineer, but I do know that water has considerable mass. Rolling 800 lbs of anything down a hill, the bottom of which is populated with structures and people is stupid. The stupidity of youth. I was pretty stupid at that age also. Glad no one was hurt. Of course, I’ve been shoveling the white-trash-that-falls-from-sky for three days straight and I am keenly aware of just how heavy it is.
February 8, 2014 at 9:11am
Sikorsky is located in CT. It’s right off the Merritt Parkway outside of Milford. Somebody testing a drone? Saw the accident as a perfect test scenario? I admit that Hartford is a fair distance from the Sikorsky plant though.
February 3, 2014 at 7:11pm
“How many millions of dollars do you feel you are entitled to from the rest of us?”
It’s okay for you to stick your hand in my pocket, but not this woman. Please explain why.
June 3, 2013 at 12:58pm
38 mm. Hmmm. A hand held punt gun. 1.5 inch bore would shoot a 10 oz. lead slug. I’ll shoot it if I can mount it on the bed of my pick-up. Otherwise, I’ll pass. I have a light frame that would have trouble with the recoil and I’m old. /s Hahaha! Love picking on the editors. A 38mm hand “cannon” for sure.