There is already a Diet Coke with Splenda. The box for the 12pack has yellow in the design and a Splenda logo. Not every store carries it. Target and Walmart don’t. The major grocery stores do. I can get it at Fry’s (Kroger), Albertsons, Bashas. Safeway isn’t convenient for me so I don’t know about them.
PepsiOne also had Splenda but I haven’t seen it in stores for awhile now. I vaguely remember seeing FantaOne someplace onetime.
I do have a reaction to aspartame if I drink too much of it plus at some point I lost all sense of feeling full. That was the first thing I noticed when I first stopped aspartame. I started feeling full while eating for the first time in years. Occasionally having aspartame doesn’t do it anymore. It must have been a build up over the years. I haven’t noticed any issues with Splenda. I usually gag on Stevia.
April 13, 2015 at 11:40am
His father directed Up The Academy. Junior had an uncredited role as a boy on a soccer team.
 April 9, 2015 at 4:48pm
In TX, when I was fired from my first full-time job, I was denied unemployment. (I refused to be a yes-man. …and I had to avoid my boss to get work done. He was stalling a sales presentation project. I fully understand why I was fired. My sleep apnea also kicked in around this time. …a year before I was diagnosed with it. I was falling asleep on the job as a result, but my firing focused on me avoiding my boss.) I was going to challenge it, but at that point I already had another job. Not worth it. Not as easy to prove things back then either.
Burger King should challenge her unemployment claim, but probably won’t. People who behave like this and don’t understand respect don’t deserve unemployment.
 April 9, 2015 at 4:33pm
Fortunately, I’ve only seen that a few times in my area. …and the employees I had trouble with seem to disappear after a few months.
Except for one location, Burger King has usually been a pain to go to – the most consistent with bad employees. Same general area. They could have the same owner.
My biggest problem used to be the language barrier at Burger King. BK isn’t convenient for me anymore, but the Spanish speaker had trouble understanding me. Back then, they had jalapeno poppers and the individual peppers. She got them mixed up. Order one. Get the other. For me, it made no difference. I was adding them to the burger at the time. Then there was a manager who didn’t know his own menu. It’s been ages, but they had (or have) Icee with ice cream in the same cup. It was on their menu where all could see. The cup wasn’t clear and I was in a rush. I was getting fed up and just wanted to leave. They were lost on the idea of mixing the two. The non-English speaker just hears Icee and selects that on the system. This happened at more than one location. Back in 1997, I had a BK manager get an attitude because I accidentally left a book at the pay phone outside. When I returned to get my book, I got an earful. It’s been too long to remember the words, but I remember how I was treated. I have not returned to any of these locations.
 April 7, 2015 at 3:21pm
We also need to add math compasses and furniture. Years ago, I remember a Japanese student stabbed another student with his math compass. Plus, chairs, tables, vases can be used in fights too. Furniture must be nailed or glued down. Reading will no longer be allowed because books can be thrown too. Can’t throw books anymore. One reason so many criminals get off.
 April 7, 2015 at 3:08pm
That sentence got me too. I was angry from that point on.
I also don’t fully understand why this is news. This can’t be the first time it’s happened regardless of the reason. Consequences of a protest or boycott or actions – preaching to the choir here. Most of us here understand there can be consequences. It seems the Progressives and many liberals don’t understand there are consequences.
Sorry it happened. …but this happens. It seems you need to complain to corporate headquarters and write a true negative review online like on Yelp or someplace – a true review vs a protest trashing a business. Try a GoFundMe if you need financial help to rebuild what you lost.
 April 6, 2015 at 12:03pm
 April 4, 2015 at 11:01am
It doesn’t destroy them. Article says it’s only for 30 minutes. The peppermill is simply a remote for other accessories.
Ok, I read there was an EMP. Hmm. But still, don't do this, simply don't allow them to bring their electronics to the dinner table. A pepper mill off switch is no substitute for parenting.
 April 4, 2015 at 5:04am
I have noticed it often. I also know I’m guilty of it on one article, but it wasn’t a “lighten up” situation. I forget which article it was, but for me to say that it had to be truly a meaningless article – not cute, not humorous. In my mind, it would be equal to an article about someone crossing a street. …and that’s all there is to it.
I agreee. It’s not heathly to be buried in negative crap 24/7. You gotta step away from it for a bit. Read a fun article. …or watch a comedy. Anything to get a mental break so you can recover a bit.
"Why did the rooster cross the road..." "To git to the cute-chick on the other-side!" Aah--Ha!! :-)
 April 1, 2015 at 3:34pm
It’s probably the PC crowd complaining most. Can’t do psychological harm. (Any punishment will involve it to some degree. Just getting busted can be stressful.) Can’t spank – although I do feel causing physical harm like broken bones is too much. I have seen more disrespect from the younger generation since PC entered child discipline. Just like the Foxworthy joke about the kid just expressing himself while on a roof. Some parents are in denial about how bad their kid is. (Personal experience with that one) Others are afraid of having their kids taken away. Being PC potentially creates bad kids if the kid is a problem child.
 March 31, 2015 at 5:18am
Unfortunately the mother will probably be attacked for the psychological damage of publicly humiliating her kids. It happened to a parent within the past year. I forget the exact details. I remember getting irritated by it.
I was thinking the same thing, luckily she isn't being attacked(yet) I think it's the best way to get through to kids now though; the center of their world is social media
 March 30, 2015 at 9:46pm
HuffDaddy – This last comment proves your own prejudice. I was going to explain how a cake is part of the wedding, but waste of time. You are not prepared to listen and have resorted to cheap shots. You don’t get it, and your prejudice won’t allow you to see it. It’s all hate to you because one out of many services gets refused, and a list of competitors was provided to get the service elsewhere. No one kicked them out of the store. Other items were not denied. They were harassed at home and property vandalized.
Is it acceptable to ruin a person’s life over ONE cake that could be purchased elsewhere? Financial ruin. Is it acceptable to vandalize a van in his driveway at home? All of this was done.
 March 30, 2015 at 9:31pm
That list of questions proves you don’t understand what the Christians have a problem with.
Providing care, groceries, homes, emergency services do not violate any Christian beliefs. Nothing in The Bible says not to do these things. Providing these services does not violate any Christian beliefs.
Christians do not wish to be a part of gay weddings because of their beliefs. Some Christians might debate the interpretation and English translation from the original Greek. Regardless, many Christians feel gay marriage goes against what The Bible says. Making a wedding cake or providing flowers means taking part in a wedding that violates their beliefs.
In the AZ bill that was attacked in recent years, part of it required the person to show that it violated his religious beliefs. Many of these bills also require that he show that he’s not simply prejudice. He has to prove that he provides services to gays in ways that don’t violate his beliefs. For example, a baker makes birthday cakes for gay customers. He sells pastries and cookies to gay customers. But only refuses to do a wedding cake because it goes against his beliefs. He even provides a list of other bakers who might be willing to do the work. …which did happen with the baker whose life was ruined.
A cake does not represent life or death. Food, shelter and medicine can mean life or death. (I am defining food as the more healthy type required for living. Junk food is not required despite sugar addictions.)
slade37, I understand that there have been thousands of translatios of the Bible and that everyone of us should read this important book and make our own interpertations, but in my studies of this book I can't seem to find a single example of these weddings between men and women being exclusively. In fact, there are only a few mentions of weddings in the Bible. If we are generating our information about weddings from the Bible we would conclude the following: weddings are not divinely inspired ceremonies. They are man made.
To even further my argument, I challenge you or anyone else to explain why Jesus never married, nor any of his disciples, if this marriage ceremony is such an enormous part of the Christian faith. Why are there 10 Commandments, but not an example of the marriage sacrament? The bigotry that comes from people of faith is based on two or three sentences in the Bible and never specifically addresses marriage.
March 29, 2015 at 2:06am
Just like with the AZ bill, no one read the bill. It’s about prejudging all Christians. It is no different from how blacks and gays were treated decades ago. They’re all intolerant bigots. (Those taking part in today’s “outrage.”)
I grew up on Star Trek, and I get pissed off when I see Sulu or Wesley on screen now. I was never seriously bothered by the character Wesley, but Wil’s political comments on Twitter are really bad. I’ve debated selling my DVDs and Blu-rays. …but I usually regret selling stuff later. Wil is even in a Doctor Who extra for series 8. What the hell is he doing there?
 March 29, 2015 at 1:36am
If you listen to Beck’s radio show, he has mentioned it a few times. I’ve left comments before too – repeating what Beck said. He’s aware of the problem. He’s working on it. It may take awhile. He didn’t explain why. Some of us guessed there might be contracts involved.
 March 25, 2015 at 3:47pm
I’m unemployed and I don’t understand this attitude. As long as I have a nice amount of savings, I don’t see a reason to get food stamps. In AZ, unemployment is not much no matter what your paycheck was. It maxes out at $250 each week. I am struggling with how to approach starting my own business – with zero support or help from anyone. I have a few options on type of business. …and not looking for any loans. Yes, money would help with leasing space and all that. I can also make money driving to people’s homes.
I’m not asking for help here. I’m simply illustrating my attitude. Plus, I usually forget where I left comments and rarely return to check for replies anyway. A few exceptions.
March 25, 2015 at 3:16pm
If you think this is a waste of time, why bother reading the article? No one is forcing you to read this. I see people gripe over and over and usually the headline should have warned you.
I like being informed about the world, but I get burned out with continuous 24/7 coverage – often the same info getting repeated over and over for a few days. It’s nice to get a break from that crap occasionally. It’s not healthy to be continuously angry and stressed about world events. One non-political article that took 5 minutes to read isn’t going to keep me from reading another article about Progressive idiots a few minutes later. The same goes for stepping outside without technology for 30 minutes to an hour and admiring the scenery. Those articles will still be there waiting for you to scream at.
 March 25, 2015 at 2:52pm
Yeah… I wonder what size safety deposit box will hold 45 guns – which included rifles.
“Hi, I’d like to deposit my Magnum and a few hunting rifles plus my kid’s BB gun into my savings account.” …while the teller hits the silent alarm suspecting a robbery.
There’s no breakdown of what the items are worth. How much of that $200,000 is the guns and how much is the money and jewelry? Regardless, not everyone trusts banks. Bank accounts can be hacked and drained too.
March 24, 2015 at 1:27am
Wow! So that’s what she’s been up to. I went to high school with her. I was one year ahead of her. No, we weren’t friends. Aware of each other.
 March 23, 2015 at 11:50am
Wow! I know where that is. I used to do service calls there. It is a small town near Globe, AZ. It’s not a city. This is not a full size, Super Center Walmart either. It’s one of the smaller stores – less than 20 checkout lanes if I remember correctly. …last time I was there, just a couple of years ago. Still drove past it since then.
They had out of state plates so can’t really predict race on that. I’ve only been to Idaho once for a business trip – mainly driving through small towns c2000.
Someone mentioned Florida. There is a Miami, AZ in that area.
Cottonwood is about 20 miles SW of Sedona (just about the middle of the state. It's where you go if you want to visit Sedona (major tourist place), but can't afford to stay there.
Something is strange here; usually you have mugshots almost immediately. They have the vehicle with a license plate, and they didn't mention it was stolen, so there should be some info on the owner. I'd really just like to see who these people are.