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  • in reply to: Chick-fil-A #506519

    DonnaTate
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    I feel like this is nothing more than executives on a power trip. Just like everyone else, they’re hiding behind something. Chick-Fil-A is using religion to push their irrelevant personal beliefs on society. They’re not alone. Scott’s employs a lot of people in the area, and they very plainly state they will refuse to hire anyone who smokes. Should they be allowed to hide behind the current health and wellness movement to push their beliefs onto others? I’m not a smoker, but I don’t think a company has any right to tell an employee how to live their life. As long as you’re not taking excessive breaks on company time and you’re not standing in front of the front door blowing smoke on others, why is it okay for them to police our activities?
    You could argue that health care costs are greater for smokers, which has an impact on the bottom line and “they’re just doing it to keep shareholders happy”. Nonsense, it’s nothing more than a power trip. Following that same logic, the board at Chick-Fil-A should be able to oust these execs because they’re allowing their personal beliefs interfere with what’s best for the company/shareholders, but that’s not gonna happen.
    Neither of these issues is enough to impact the bottom line, they’re just annoying enough to make people grumble. I don’t agree with either company’s stance, but I also don’t understand why as a society we’ve become selective about where we draw the line. Discrimination shouldn’t be okay at any company, for any reason. Whether or not those discriminatory beliefs are trendy at the moment shouldn’t impact which companies we target and which we choose to ignore.

    in reply to: Chick-fil-A #506446

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I’m just curious why the only thing people get out of their stance is an anti-gay message. Without even clicking on the full article, it’s just as obvious they’re anti-divorce… and the biblical definition of a family unit surely includes children.
    No homosexuality, no divorce, no sterility or simply choosing not to have children. Sounds to me like they’re equal opportunity discriminators.
    It’s easy enough to soak your chicken in pickle juice before grilling or breading at home.

    in reply to: high quality used baby stuff? #486743

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I forgot to include this in my initial response, but I believe Gilt is having a sale on Britax strollers right now. I check out their childrens sales every so often. There are quite a few online sites like totsy that offer good deals, but you never really know what’s going to be on sale and when.

    in reply to: high quality used baby stuff? #486742

    DonnaTate
    Member

    There is a huge consignment sale held every year around this time for everything from maternity clothes to childrens clothes and toys.
    Threebagsfull.info is their website. I believe there are 3 or 4 dates March through May where they’ll be in various Columbus locations.
    We gave all our baby stuff to my cousin, so we’re starting over. I plan to attend the sale in May after we find out the gender of the baby :)

    +1 to what Anne said, it’s never good to buy a used carseat. There’s just no way to tell if it’s been involved in an accident.
    Happy shopping!

    in reply to: Best Non-Jeni's Ice Cream #460697

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I think the ice cream we make is better than most anything you can find in Columbus. I’m not an ice cream snob, I have no problem grabbing a blizzard at DQ.
    Graeter’s is nice for the play area, so that would probably be my first choice after Jeni’s.

    in reply to: Ohio Electricity Rates – News & Updates #454589

    DonnaTate
    Member

    Having worked at AEP, I can say they wouldn’t have to raise their rates if they just focused on efficiency. The people who work on the power lines spend about 15 hours a week actually working, while getting paid for 40. EVERYONE in the company knows this but nobody cares to do anything about it because their profits are guaranteed.

    in reply to: Large dogs in small apartments #452485

    DonnaTate
    Member

    rus said:
    FREE THE PENIS.

    The freeing of Roland’s penis can only cause trouble. Exhibit 1 is sleeping peacefully in his crib upstairs…

    in reply to: Post Casey Anthony sighting here!!!!! #452303

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I’d like to see her with my fist in her face…
    but that’s not very ladylike.

    in reply to: Ohio ranked 13th fattest state – 30% of Ohioans are Obese #451180

    DonnaTate
    Member

    rus said:
    Interesting twist: are obese children the victims of child abuse and, therefore, should be taken from their parents and put into foster care?

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43727876/ns/health-health_care/t/obesity-alone-no-reason-remove-kids-their-homes/

    How do you prove neglect? There are many medical conditions that cause obesity, so how do you rule them out…and who pays for all of that testing (which is invasive – brings out more issues there)? Not only that, but how do you make sure the families of these children have access to healthy foods – and who will pay for that?

    in reply to: Ohio ranked 13th fattest state – 30% of Ohioans are Obese #451173

    DonnaTate
    Member

    At some point I’m going to go back to work, and I’m going to ask for a treadmill desk. There’s no need to sit all day long.
    I’ve also joined a gym and plan to go there every day for an hour. I have wicked joint pain and I’ve always tried to take things easy because of it, but that didn’t really help. Now I’m going to try to exercise like crazy and see if that helps. I’m guessing a lot of people have health issues that could be resolved by some exercise.
    I’m not knocking dieting, but I think portion control is going to be much easier than some fad diet. If you have to change your diet completely, you’re not likely to stick with it long term. And when you quit dieting, you’re going to gain the weight back… and then some. In the past I’ve had great success with eating smaller meals, more frequently.

    in reply to: What video games are you currently playing? #407918

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I play WoW with Roland, and I think we’re going to start playing the new Star Wars game when it comes out :)

    in reply to: The I Discovered A Snack Thread #320270

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I’m not typically one to like *healthy* food, but Kashi makes a really good pumpkin spice flax granola bar.

    in reply to: Chipotle #450106

    DonnaTate
    Member

    Is there a Chipotle type restaurant that’s local? If so, I need to check it out! I had Chipotle almost every day when I was pregnant.

    In the scenario you described, I’d have to go with whichever place has better tasting food and service.

    in reply to: Get yo parking on! RW&B #450177

    DonnaTate
    Member

    I think some of the parking garages have websites where you can pre-order your parking pass for this weekend’s festivities.

    in reply to: Date Night Restaurant #450239

    DonnaTate
    Member

    Barcelona is a good choice :)

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