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Powell Company Recalls Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards
Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside the bean bag chair.
Joe | May 15, 2013 | Comments 0
It was recently announced that Alternative Energy Partners, Inc., has acquired the PharmaJanes(TM) marketing operation from iEquity Corp. AEP is now changing its name to PharmaJanes, Inc. PharmaJanes is currently developing a new bit of technology that it detailed in a press release put out yesterday.
“PharmaJanes(TM) is currently developing a web and phone application that allows individuals to place orders for medical marijuana through a website and smart phone application anywhere such a transaction is legal in the United States,” it reads. “The purpose of PharmaJanes(TM) is to give patients a simple ordering platform, while allowing local collectives to service the orders in compliance with state and local laws and ordinances. PharmaJanes(TM) will act solely as an expediter and processor of the orders, and the fulfillment function will be done entirely within the particular state of residence of the purchaser, by licensed collectives or other licensed medical marijuana providers in that state.”
Once marijuana is legal on a federal level, the full potential of the technological revolution will be unleashed upon the industry. But for now a small group of companies are braving a new world, an industry the feds target as criminal. They are the pioneers paving the way for all those who come after.
And in the end, it will be cannabis consumers – whether they be medical or recreational – who will benefit from technological advances.
Defective wiring can conduct electricity to the chandeliers’ metal parts.
Electronic Arts is officially the Worst Company In America once more, according to the voters of Consumerists’ March-madness-style bracket. The publisher pulled in almost 78 percent of the votes in the final round against Bank of America.
This is the first time in the poll’s 8-year history that a contender has won the “Golden Poo” twice, let alone twice in a row. EA Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore said the publisher could “do better” when its “victory” loomed, but he dismissed many of the concerns he felt contributed to its ranking.
The Consumerist responded with a question of its own:
“When we live in an era marked by massive oil spills, faulty foreclosures by bad banks, and rampant consolidation in the airline and telecom industry, what does it say about EA’s business practices that so many people have–for the second year in a row–come out to hand it the title of Worst Company In America?”
EA’s chief publishing rival Activision Blizzard, which has taken its share of lumps from gamers, has never appeared on a Worst Company In America bracket.
Electronic Arts has a good shot at “winning” the Worst Company in America poll by the Consumerist for the second year in a row, and Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore isn’t waiting for the final round to respond. Moore recognized some of his company’s errors in a blog post titled “We Can Do Better.”
“Are we really the ‘Worst Company in America?’” Moore asked. “I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve made plenty of mistakes. These include server shutdowns too early, games that didn’t meet expectations, missteps on new pricing models and most recently, severely fumbling the launch of SimCity. We owe gamers better performance than this.”
Moore dismissed some of the other issues which have locked up the bracket in favor of EA; he maintains that SimCity’s online requirement was not conceived as sneaky DRM, that Origin’s 45 million registered users make it a viable competitor to Steam, and that EA’s free-to-play games are a hit with their target audience.
“This is the same poll that last year judged us as worse than companies responsible for the biggest oil spill in history, the mortgage crisis, and bank bailouts that cost millions of taxpayer dollars. The complaints against us last year were our support of SOPA (not true), and that they didn’t like the ending to Mass Effect 3.”
Electronic Arts gets no free pass for studio layoffs and aggravating schemes from us, but… c’mon, Internet. Again with this?