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#256 Nov 20, 2012
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Twinkies won't die that easily after all.

Hostess Brands Inc. and its second largest union will go into mediation to try and resolve their differences, meaning the company won't go out of business just yet. The news came yesterday after Hostess moved to liquidate and sell off its assets in bankruptcy court citing a crippling strike last week.

The bankruptcy judge hearing the case said yesterday that the parties haven't gone through
Hostess and the union agreed to mediation talks, which are expected to begin the process on today.

But even if a contract agreement is reached, it is not clear if all 33 Hostess plants will go back to being operational.

"We didn't think we had a runway, but the judge just created a 24-hour runway," for the two parties to come to an agreement, Rayburn said.

Hostess, weighed down by debt, management turmoil, rising labor costs and the changing tastes of America, decided on Friday that it no longer could make it through a conventional Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. Instead, the company, which is based in Irving, Texas, asked the court for permission to sell assets and go out of business.

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But Rayburn wasn't able to reach a deal with the bakery union. The company, which had been contributing $100 million a year in pension costs for workers, offered workers a new contract that would've slashed that to $25 million a year, in addition to wage cuts and a 17 percent reduction in health benefits. But the bakery union decided to strike.

Rayburn said that Hostess was already operating on razor thin margins and that the strike was the final blow. The company's announcement on Friday that it would move to liquidate prompted people across the country to rush to stores and stock up on their favorite Hostess treats. Many businesses reported selling out of Twinkies within hours and the spongy yellow cakes turned up for sale online for hundreds of dollars.

Even if Hostess goes out of business, its popular brands will likely find a second life after being snapped up by buyers. The company says several potential buyers have expressed interest in the brands. Although Hostess' sales have been declining in recent years, the company still does about $2.5 billion in business each year. Twinkies along brought in $68 million so far this year.
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#258 Nov 20, 2012
Getting kinda jellers ...
reading about all these big plans re
THANKSGIVING,

what are we going to do over here lol..
whilst you lot are gorging yourselves
with all that fine cooking..

what are we going to do!

NO thanksgiving to celebrate!

'a thankless lot' the Irish, Ha ha!

Our next big one is CHRISTMAS.

Anyway

Happy THANKSGIVING everyone:

from waaay over here.

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#259 Nov 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Getting kinda jellers ...
reading about all these big plans re
THANKSGIVING,
what are we going to do over here lol..
whilst you lot are gorging yourselves
with all that fine cooking..
what are we going to do!
NO thanksgiving to celebrate!
'a thankless lot' the Irish, Ha ha!
Our next big one is CHRISTMAS.
Anyway
Happy THANKSGIVING everyone:
from waaay over here.
Dang Grace, that stinks. Is it too late to plan a feast, with family to visit, by the weekend?
Thank you for your kind wishes, it's all good here!

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#260 Nov 20, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
<quoted text>Dang Grace, that stinks. Is it too late to plan a feast, with family to visit, by the weekend?
Thank you for your kind wishes, it's all good here!
I can always raise you folks a glass
of Guinness! lol

Enjoy a great holiday...

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#262 Nov 20, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I can always raise you folks a glass
of Guinness! lol
Enjoy a great holiday...
I will think about you and your Guinness, my friend, at the toast that starts our meal, really.
It's truly good to know you.
:0)

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#265 Nov 20, 2012
Odd...something seems to be missing...

??

lol

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#267 Nov 20, 2012
justaguess wrote:
Odd...something seems to be missing...
??
lol
Apparently Ya, like POOF!
Topix thinks someone was harassing me and violating TOS, lol. When it comes back, I really hope to see it take the time to write those novelettes again, on my threads....hee hee!

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#268 Nov 20, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
<quoted text>Apparently Ya, like POOF!
Topix thinks someone was harassing me and violating TOS, lol. When it comes back, I really hope to see it take the time to write those novelettes again, on my threads....hee hee!
It does make for an interesting read...or not read, as it were...lol

Evening there Pais..!

:)

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#270 Nov 20, 2012
justaguess wrote:
<quoted text>
It does make for an interesting read...or not read, as it were...lol
Evening there Pais..!
:)
NOT! Ha ha!
Good evening Justy, how are ya?
Been one eventful day here, lemme tellya!
'As the river churns, so do the waves of our lives...' lol

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#271 Nov 20, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
<quoted text>NOT! Ha ha!
Good evening Justy, how are ya?
Been one eventful day here, lemme tellya!
'As the river churns, so do the waves of our lives...' lol
Had a busy today...worked late last night so was a bit tired on the drive this eve..but...I am out early tomorrow for a 4 & a half day off holiday weekend...that is nice..

rapped with terbo earlier..on a roll there...lol...

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#272 Nov 20, 2012
justaguess wrote:
<quoted text>
Had a busy today...worked late last night so was a bit tired on the drive this eve..but...I am out early tomorrow for a 4 & a half day off holiday weekend...that is nice..
rapped with terbo earlier..on a roll there...lol...
We weren't supposed to be this busy at this age, especially with the kids grown....makes those breaks so sweet though, hope you enjoy yours thoroughly. As for what's got Terbow fired up....I'm living like it's the last day, and loving like there's no tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be living that way 40 years from now.

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#274 Nov 25, 2012
http://www.edsuite.com/proposals/proposals_28...
Effects of Earthquakes, Fault
Movements, and Subsidence on the
South Louisiana Landscape

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#275 Nov 25, 2012
http://assumptionla.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/...
Assumption Parish Police Jury
11-23-12

http://assumptionla.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/...
7:45 a.m. DNR Letter to Texas Brine, Hydrogen Sulfide Detection

LA SINK HOLE: "The Clock Is Ticking"

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#276 Nov 25, 2012
"Currently there are five vent wells completed in the alluvial aquifer and one, Relief Well #2, completed in the cap rock. Four of the vent wells have positive wellhead pressure indicating gas accumulation; the fifth well has no wellhead pressure."
Trying to keep up with the methane release.
"At this time, one of the AreaRae monitors was used to check for hydrogen sulfide gas. When hydrogen sulfide was confirmed, Texas Brine stopped flaring operations, shut-in and locked the wells, and set a safety perimeter. The well currently remains shut-in and locked."

The situation continues to degrade.

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#277 Nov 25, 2012
"Long-period seismic tremors and micro-earthquakes have been observed, similar to those defined previously by Dr. Steve Horton of CERI/USGS, and recorded mainly on station LA08 closest to the sinkhole. The long-period seismic tremors are postulated to be caused by gas and/or fluid movements through the rock collapse zone below the sinkhole on the edge of the salt dome"

Yep, gases are on the move.

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... da union suit ...

#278 Nov 25, 2012
... there's a whole lotta shakin going on ...

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#279 Nov 25, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
... there's a whole lotta shakin going on ...
lol
Unfortunately you're SO right! Geologically the whole earth is undergoing changes more rapidly than has ever been recorded.
I would ask if you're interested in the data, but heck I'm gonna post it anyway, hee hee....
Have a great Sunday Mike!

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... da union suit ...

#280 Nov 25, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
<quoted text>lol
Unfortunately you're SO right! Geologically the whole earth is undergoing changes more rapidly than has ever been recorded.
I would ask if you're interested in the data, but heck I'm gonna post it anyway, hee hee....
Have a great Sunday Mike!
... the shakes have helped me paisley ... for some reason there in tune with my shakes and i no longer spill any of my drinks ... morning goodlookin ... if it all comes to an end ... then lets keep dancin ...

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#281 Nov 25, 2012
This guy puts the data together quite nicely,

11/14/2012 -- Global Earthquake Overview -- Multiple points of unrest -- Have a plan


Thing is, search 'earthquake uptick' and you'll see data that shows this uptick has been increasing in intensity and occurrence for two years.
I find this stuff simply fascinating.

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#282 Nov 25, 2012
GMGMIKE wrote:
<quoted text>... the shakes have helped me paisley ... for some reason there in tune with my shakes and i no longer spill any of my drinks ... morning goodlookin ... if it all comes to an end ... then lets keep dancin ...
Ha ha! I LOVE an opportunistic optimist! lol
Dancin' sounds like a plan! I'm just thankful we weren't born into one of those sexist and boring eras...like all of them before now.

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