FARTBOSS420 t1_j9b8iby wrote

Bob Sheetz!

>Sheetz, Inc. was founded by G. Robert "Bob" Sheetz in 1952 when he purchased one of his father's five dairy stores located in Altoona [Pencilvania] In 1961, Bob hired his brother Steve to work part-time.

And Wawa I just learned has a way longer history.

>In the 1700s people from Philadelphia and New Jersey settled Wawa [Pencilvania] due to the community's abundance of water. Various mills, including gristmills and paper mills, opened on area creeks.[2] Wawa was originally known as Pennellton[3] and Grubb's Bridge. When Edward Worth built an estate here, he named it "Wawa",[4] the Ojibwe word for "wild goose",[a] because of the flocks of geese attracted to the still water behind Lenni milldam. The name had been transferred to the town by 1884.[3] Forge Hill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1973.[5]

>The Wawa business began in 1803 as an iron foundry.[6] In 1890, George Wood, an entrepreneur from New Jersey,[9] moved to Delaware County, Pennsylvania; it was here that he began the Wawa Dairy Farm.[9] Wood imported cows from the British Crown dependency island of Guernsey, and bought 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land in the Chester Heights area;[9] the corporate headquarters would later be renamed Wawa. Since pasteurization was not yet available, many children faced sickness from consuming raw milk. Wood arranged for doctors to certify his milk was sanitary and safe for consumption, which convinced many consumers to buy the product.[9] The strategy worked, and allowed the Wawa dairy to grow. Demand for dairy products grew rapidly during the 1920s, and so did the company. Wawa began using the slogan "Buy Health by the Bottle"; they served customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, delivering milk to customers' homes.

>In the 1960s, however, many consumers began buying milk in stores instead of using home delivery. Wawa started to open its own stores to adjust to these market changes.[6][9] On April 16, 1964, Grahame Wood, George Wood's grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market at 1212 MacDade Boulevard in Folsom, Pennsylvania,[10] which remained in operation until June 17, 2016, when it closed in favor of a new "Super Wawa" down the street. A parade was held from the original location to the new store on opening day.[8][11][12]


FARTBOSS420 t1_j7etd7g wrote

Reply to comment by beamishbo in RPD lies again! by MeanMasheen5

>This article reads like there is a lot of information missing, yet people seem very eager to fill in the gaps - as we can see from your comment that the cops "arrested a random black dude."

This is spot on. I hope no one assumes it as Pro-Cop (or anti for that matter). Journalism is fucked. Police misconduct and brutality absolutely Should be reported on. However, any story about cops is usually total "click-bait" these days because it's about 1,000,000 times more likely to be clicked on than an article about, my cat or something. In other words, very lucrative. Therefore the financial push to produce these kind of articles as rapidly and abundantly as possible (for clicks, not justice or accurate info) mires journalistic integrity.

Where you're hearing a "bad cop story" it often turns out to be a bad cop. Not giving them especially the RPD benefit of the doubt. However:

I don't know the psychological terms. But we all know law enforcement and journalism have a fuck-ton of ethical, moral, and professional major issues right now. And especially the RTD.

Basically, as soon as it appears to be a bad cop story (or anything else intense, missing kid, child abuse, bad teacher etc.), people suddenly forget how fucked, and how there are no standards for journalism anymore. Most of what we read is simply padding for ads.

I hope that makes sense. Basically it's possible to think cops are bad and journalism is bad. And not have a knee-jerk reaction to the buzzwords we've been researched by online tracking and targeting, to be presented exactly what we wanna see, not see what we don't want to see. By "don't want to see" I mean "less likely to click the headline, therefore less ad money."

Ok now I'm starting to ramble about targeted ads. Everyone knows those are unethical. They target you with the exact kind of articles you're mostly to click, which ads catered to the general lifestyle of the target group.

In other words, police brutality is real. But so is bad journalism. Don't get overwhelmed when they happen simultaneously.

Social media is fucked in the same way. Before you downvote, Ask yourself this... How many times have you seen a video posted on Reddit (any subject, doesn't have to be cops)... And then seen a truncated version reposted later with a completely different, equally convincing narrative? That's Journalism 101. You can't trust it's good journalism just because it's covering an important subject matter. They have no pressure or reason to complicate their process by getting tripped up by standards of accuracy, ethics, morality, saying who's financially backing them, etc. Etc.

Also Edit: How many times have you seen something in person that makes the local news, and then the local news gets it all wrong? Every time pretty much.


FARTBOSS420 t1_j6g6go5 wrote

Ok how bout some objectivity?

Unless you've been drunk at the Coliseum during a hockey game, your ass is fake.

/s :) But also for real lol

Also said "hockey game" before bringing up there were like 3 different teams called the Renegades, we got demoted with a more amateur further from pro league every time. And the Robins etc.


FARTBOSS420 t1_j6byfhq wrote

Joe Morrissey's Bar and Casino for the Disbarred. Lol.

Here's the shit behind the paywall:

> A Virginia State Senate bill that would allow Petersburg residents to vote on allowing a casino in their city is still in play, following a 7-2 vote by the Senate gaming subcommittee Thursday. The bill will progress to a General Laws and Technology committee vote Wednesday.

The bill from Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, adds Petersburg to the list of cities eligible to host a casino in the state, and it effectively prevents Richmond from holding a second casino referendum vote this fall, following a Richmond casino referendum’s 2021 defeat. In an interview with Virginia Business in November 2022, Morrissey said a proposed Petersburg casino operated by Maryland-based The Cordish Cos. could bring up to 1,800 jobs to the city, as well as multiuse development of the surrounding 90 acres. According to news reports, the project would involve $1.4 billion in investments over the next 15 years.

Speaking Thursday evening, Morrissey, whose district includes Petersburg, promised music performers like Bruce Springsteen, Snoop Dogg and Carrie Underwood would play the Petersburg casino, which he said would create 1,700 jobs with an average salary of $60,000 in the first phase of the project, including the casino, a hotel and parking garage. He predicted the casino would ultimately create 10,000 jobs, both direct and indirect hires, within a decade of its completion.

Although the Petersburg City Council entered into an agreement with Cordish to develop a casino, Petersburg residents would still need to vote in favor of the referendum for the casino to be built, according to state law, and Morrissey’s bill must pass the General Assembly and be signed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin for Petersburg to be able to place a referendum on ballots this fall. When the state legalized commercial casinos in 2020, it limited the options for casinos to one facility apiece in five economically disadvantaged cities — Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Richmond.

Cordish, which operates Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, Florida, and developed and operates Live! Casino & Hotel resorts in Maryland and Pennsylvania, has said it is not interested in building a casino in Petersburg if Richmond gets a green light this fall from voters to build a casino.

Petersburg city officials spoke in favor of the bill. “We just believe the time is now,” said City Manager John “March” Altman Jr., for what he described as a “once-in-a-lifetime economic opportunity.”

Cordish’s chief operating officer, Zed Smith, said his company’s officers “are urbanists at heart. Petersburg has struggled for many, many years. This is an opportunity. It gives the citizens of Petersburg the opportunity to move the needle in their own city.”

However, proponents of a Richmond casino, including Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, oppose Morrissey’s bill because it would prohibit Richmond from holding a second local referendum on the same question “until the other eligible host city” — Petersburg — “has had a reasonable opportunity.”

Four Richmond City Council members and the city’s economic development director, Leonard Sledge, spoke against the bill. Most passionately opposed was council member Reva Trammell, who represents the South Side district where the proposed $565 million ONE Casino + Resort was to be built if its November 2021 referendum had passed.

Trammell said that her district is “struggling. Sen. Morrissey should know that. … I represent mostly brown and Black [people] in my district. … I’m out there taking them food and clothes. We don’t have internet in our house. We don’t have computers. We can’t afford them. What do we do? How do we survive? How do we send our children to school when they don’t have shoes to put on their feet? It breaks my heart. I’m just asking you please, please, give us one more chance.”

A few other speakers opposed the bill for other reasons, including Petersburg resident Lafayette Jefferson, a local NAACP leader who Morrissey had sharp words with last year in an incident at the state Capitol. Morrissey has admitted saying “I’ll rip your heart out of your chest” to Jefferson during an argument.

Jefferson said Thursday that Morrissey’s promise of an average $60,000 salary was “manipulation,” because it didn’t take into account taxes and other deductions. “The take-home [money] will be a lot less.” He also said that Petersburg’s process in choosing Cordish was not transparent, because there was not a public request for proposals. Instead, the city hired a third-party consultant to vet seven companies. Morrissey said later that the process is allowed under current state law, and in Bristol, Portsmouth and Norfolk, city council members chose their casino operators without public input.

Voters in Bristol, Danville, Norfolk and Portsmouth passed casino referendums by wide margins in 2020. Three permanent casinos are now under construction, and Rivers Casino Portsmouth, the state’s first permanent casino, opened Jan. 23.


FARTBOSS420 t1_j6bwn60 wrote

Reply to comment by xDocFearx in Just a heads up by that-fn-guy

Maybe the behind guy had a more striking look. Said tall and "gaunt" which I googled, means thin or emaciated. So I guess it was just some not so notable 5'6" guy, then a tall "gaunt" Slenderman with a more striking appearance?


FARTBOSS420 t1_j6bw8ku wrote

Reply to comment by Marino4K in Just a heads up by that-fn-guy

I wanna say economic downturns make crime go up. But as I'm looking at sources, they're saying that's bullshit. I guess that's just a myth? Will continue my research


FARTBOSS420 t1_j2hpcwj wrote

You got me thinking about the possum/opossum thing. So I looked it up, "possum" is used for some marsupials in Aussie land as well as short for "opossum" who are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. Our familiar adorable friend here:

>The Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana), also known as the North American opossum, is the only opossum living north of Mexico, its range extending south into Central America. It is the northernmost marsupial in the world. In the United States and Canada, it is typically called a possum, 'possum or opossum. It is a solitary nocturnal animal about the size of a domestic cat, and a successful opportunist.

Shit new Year already learned some new shit hell yeah. Possums kick ass. They're like a rodent with cat level smarts. A pawsum.

Edit: Dibs on band name Didelphis Virginiana, back off


FARTBOSS420 t1_iu7m9at wrote

Their* right. Mofo.

>I am not saying that they should or should not collect needles I just thought if they want to continue doing this they would be able to help those that are leaving dirty needles with another free refugee (like a bathroom) that would be a help to the community.

Does this sentence mean...? Like... You're saying... If OP keeps collecting dirty needles in their bathroom instead of them ending up on the street, that's the positive? OP had a good thing going for 8 years then it went to shit so they made a post.

Also who complain to who? Eh. OP sees the not-so-permantently sheltered being less appreciative of the good natured as another brick in our wall of anger and desperation increasing the last few years. They vented about that. Their vent post got upvotes. You could easily stop what you're doing, which I believe is prob smoking mids and drinking box wine straight out the bag. Hopefully


FARTBOSS420 t1_iu61dnq wrote

The worst offenders are the slow left lane drivers particularly on 64 between Richmond city and Oilville exit. Both ways.

I only tailgate in the left lane. I'm talking people going 65 in the 65. Are they oblivious or self righteous?

Oblivious: "Why are all these cars passing me on the right honking with middle fingers?!"

Self Righteous: "I'm going fast enough!!" No you're causing major problems blocking traffic and making everyone do risky aggressive passes on the right. It's called the fast lane/passing lane. Both cruising in the left lane, and passing on the right are illegal. Two wrongs.

But for real that "I'm going fast enough!" No you're not, I drive fast, and when someone trying to go faster than me is behind me in left lane. I just ... Mind my business and get the fuck over. No slowing down, or doing the suppperrr slow change. If you're not letting a faster car pass, YOU ARE THE ASSHOLE AND ALSO NEED TO GET OVER YOURSELF. The cops get paid to enforce the speed limit + get idiots out of the left lane also. And it's about entitled bullshit, if these left lane lunks gave a shit about safety they'd realize going 15-20mph slower than everyone else weaving around their dumb ass is wayyy less safe than someone going fast in the left lane.