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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

 

Did Costco Scanners Save Me?

I had a nice talk with Los Angeles Times Daily Dish reporter/blogger Mary MacVean today about the robo call I received a couple weeks ago from Costco about the peanut butter recall and some energy bars I purchased.

From the LA Times Daily Dish:
One Costco customer who got an automated call was T.J. Sullivan, a writer and blogger (who has been published in The Times). He said he bought some energy bars about five months ago for his car earthquake kit and didn't think about them when he heard about the recalls.

So he was grateful for Costco's calls. But he also said he has worried about all the information that's collected. What if, he said, Costco is someday owned by a healthcare provider who bases its premiums or coverage on the amount of alcohol or cheese or dairy he buys?

"I am concerned about how it could be misused one day, but in this instance it's a good thing," he said.


— TJ Sullivan in LA

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

 

Restaurants Cut Busboys to Save a Buck


Here are today's links to my posts at NBC:

- Is Bart Simpson promoting Scientology? ...

- Flights out of LA kinda, sorta cheaper ...

- Restaurants cut busboys to save a buck ...








— TJ Sullivan in LA

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

 

Peacocks Run Amok in Affluent LA Suburb


Here are today's links to my posts at NBC:

- Peacocks run amok in La Cañada Flintridge ...

- Strawberries up, cream down ...

- Does Two-Buck Chuck have to end ...








— TJ Sullivan in LA

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Friday, January 16, 2009

 

When Will 103.1 FM Be Resurrected Online?


Here are today's links to my posts at NBC:

- Indie 103.1 is dead air, but what's online ...

- LA foodies can eat prix-fixe at a discount ...

- Raising cain over cops without helmets...








— TJ Sullivan in LA

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