Aug 082012
 

 

This is “NOT MY WAY”… 4Chan Outs Burger King Employee Who Put His Feet in Lettuce!

 

Mashable.com

Sui Ying Teoh for Geekosystem

July 19, 2012

 

 

This picture was uploaded anonymously Monday on 4chan, proclaiming, “This is the lettuce you eat at Burger King.”

These Burger King employees might be good at balancing themselves on buckets of vegetation, but they’re not very good at removing Exif data from their photos. The denizens of 4chan were quick to notice, and the lettuce-stepper was fired they very next day.

The original post went live on July 16 at 11:38 p.m.

At 11:47 p.m., another 4chan user noted that the photo’s Exif data pointed to Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

At 11:50 p.m., just 12 minutes later, someone posted the address of the Burger King branch in which the lettuce-stepping occurred, wishing the OP a happy unemployment.

At 11:55 p.m., someone contacted the news.

At 11:58 p.m., someone posted the link to Burger King’s Tell Us About Us form, with the photo attached.

And things happen fast these days on the web. (Just check out this thread.)

The next morning, Cleveland Scene Magazine contacted the Burger King establishment and talked to the breakfast shift manager, who, upon seeing the offending photo, said “Oh, I know who that is. He’s getting fired.”

Shortly after, Fox 8 News received this statement from Burger King’s Manager of Global Communications, Denise Wilson:

Burger King Corp. has recently been made aware of a photo posted on a social networking site that allegedly shows a Burger King restaurant employee violating the company’s stringent food handling procedures. Food safety is a top priority at all Burger King restaurants, and the company maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any violations such as the one in question.

The restaurant where this photo was allegedly taken is independently owned and operated by a Burger King franchisee. The franchisee has taken swift action to investigate this matter and terminated the employee involved in this incident.

And there you go. Swift and sure punishment for standing on the people’s lettuce and posting it on 4chan.

 

This article originally published at Geekosystem here.

Direct Linkhttp://mashable.com/2012/07/19/4chan-burger-king-lettuce/

 

Feb 042012
 

After 11 Years, a Police Leader Hits Turbulence

 

The New York Times

By N. R. KLEINFIELD, AL BAKER and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Published: February 3, 2012

The officers who stand sentinel over New York’s streets and run the station houses rarely intersect with the police commissioner. They see the man they call “boss” at Police Academy graduations, at promotions, on the news recapitulating the latest ugly crime or at police funerals. That is about it.

So it was jarring recently when some commanders got e-mails from the boss with photos of vagrants taken by his personal staff. The messages cited “a condition that requires your immediate attention.” They specified no action, but officers said those highlighted sometimes later wound up in handcuffs.

The e-mails reminded some precinct commanders of the blanket control the commissioner exerts — even the ceremonial unit of anthem singers and pallbearers reports directly to him — and of his thirst for arrests, of almost any sort. They also reminded them of something quite contrary: While his presence is always sensed, it is unusual to have contact with a commissioner who seems to have reigned for eons.

David W. Chen contributed reporting.

Read the full article at… Direct Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/nyregion/raymond-w-kelly-nypd-commissioner-runs-into-turbulence.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha29

Jan 222012
 

Scientists to Pause Research on Deadly Strain of Bird Flu

The New York Times
By DENISE GRADY
January 20, 2012

 

The scientists who altered a deadly flu virus to make it more contagious have agreed to suspend their research for 60 days to give other international experts time to discuss the work and determine how it can proceed without putting the world at risk of a potentially catastrophic pandemic.

 Suspensions of biomedical research are almost unheard of; the only other one in the United States was a moratorium from 1974 to 1976 on some types of recombinant DNA research, because of safety concerns.

A letter explaining the flu decision is being published in two scientific journals, Science and Nature, which also plan to publish reports on the research, but in a redacted form, omitting details that would let other researchers copy the experiments. The letter is signed by the scientists who produced the new, more contagious form of the flu virus, as well as by more than 30 other leading flu researchers.

Read the full article at… Direct Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/science/scientists-to-pause-research-on-deadly-strain-of-bird-flu.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23