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Old 08 June 2012, 08:56 PM
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In Colorado, only liquor stores sell alcohol about 3.2%. So you can get weak beer at a grocery store, but nothing else. One exemption is a store with a pharmacy can designate one store only that can carry alcohol above 3.2%. For example, there is one Denver Target that carries liquor, but no others.
We have a rule similar to that here.

Grocery stores can sell beer, but a grocery chain can only sell it at three locations in the state. This rule was put in to protect locally-owned retailers.

And in New Hampshire grocery and convenience stores sell beer but wine and liquor are sold only in state-run liquor stores, which are popular among those in the state for a visit, because of their lower prices.

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Old 01 August 2012, 06:02 PM
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Comment: I heard that the chain "Churches Chicken" is Muslim owned. Is
that true? The link that someone had took me to a site called Jihad Watch.
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Comment: I heard that the chain "Churches Chicken" is Muslim owned. Is
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Now if they had tried to link it to Romney, it would ahve been a better story!

August 10, 2009, when San Francisco based private equity firm Friedman, Fleischer & Lowe LLC (FFL) acquired Church’s Chicken and became its parent company. (from company website)

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FFL was founded in 1998 by Tully Friedman, together with Spencer Fleischer, David Lowe, and Christopher Masto.
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Christopher Masto was a Bain & Company consultant.
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Old 24 December 2012, 10:07 PM
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Comment: Safeway (supermarkets) stores is owned by Mormons.
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Old 27 December 2012, 03:30 AM
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Safeway is a publicly traded company under the symbol SWY. Its not owned by Mormons.
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Old 27 December 2012, 03:58 AM
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I only made it to the first page, because I'm getting sleepy, so forgive me if someone has brought this up, but the value of St. Patrick's Cathedral is much more than $125 million. It is currently appraised at $201,365,000, but the figure is meaningless as it will never be sold anyways, and it's value is in the art and architecture, as well as it's historical value. This is my family's church and although I am an atheist, this is still y go to place for comfort when I am stressed. At 36 it still takes my breath away. The current renovations alone are at $175 million.

ETA: Just the land alone is worth almost 185,000,000

http://nyc-property-values.findtheda...8/631-5-Avenue
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And in many cases, a survey would be more accurate than a census...the larger the census, the greater the likelihood of sampling error.

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Well, I guess this is true in principle but doesn't it depend a great deal on how well the survey participants are randomized, how many choose to participate, whether there is some reason to participate or not to... It just seems like it would be kind of hard to make a survey that's close to census quality.
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Old 02 June 2013, 06:26 AM
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Comment: I heard that the chain "Churches Chicken" is Muslim owned. Is
that true? The link that someone had took me to a site called Jihad Watch.
Church's Chicken was bought by The First Islamic Investment Bank in 2004 and pork products were not allowed to be served in restaurants opening after the purchase (older stores could sell pork but the company did not collect revenue from those sales). The company changed its name in 2005 to Arcapita. The company has a Shariah Supervisory Board. They sold Church's Chicken in 2009.
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Old 20 June 2013, 06:01 PM
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Comment: when i was a child my mom told me that churches chicken was owned
by coretta scott king. and a couple of years ago i hear that the
restaurant is owned by saudi's. is any of it true?
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Safeway is a publicly traded company under the symbol SWY. Its not owned by Mormons.
Being publicly traded does not tell the whole story. A company may be publicly traded but the majority of the shares may be held by a small number of individuals, or some other entity (holding company). The publicly-traded shares may also be of restricted quality - they may be non-voting shares (such as some "preferred" stock), or as "common" shares, not hold the same voting rights as the stock held by those "majority" owners.

If a company is publicly traded, yet 50.1% is owned by a handful of family members - all of the same background, religion, and nationality - isn't valid to say that such a company is *majority-owned*, by that group? Or even that a "controlling interest" of said company is owned by a certain group?

One of the myths about public ownership is that an unlimited amount of stock, even up to 100% of the company, is available for purchase. Some stock - that which is kept by the "founders" of a company - is rarely, if ever, sold in small pieces, but rather, held and sold as part of a buyout or merger. That way generally earns more money, provided that the company is profitable and well-managed, not to mention the healthy dividends earned along the way.
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Old 20 June 2013, 09:15 PM
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Being publicly traded does not tell the whole story. A company may be publicly traded but the majority of the shares may be held by a small number of individuals
But for large companies that condition is far more of an exception than the norm. And in the case of Safeway, a very small proportion of the company's stock is held by individuals:

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=SWY+Major+Holders
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Old 22 July 2013, 05:30 AM
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Comment: I had a college professor tell my class that he was pretty sure
Circle K was owned by the KKK. His based his suspicion on two pieces of
evidence:
1. The word 'klukos' means circle in ancient Greek, so circle (klukos) K
is KKK.
2. In the 80's Circle K was all over the US, but in the 90's they started
to disappear due to a bankruptcy. This coincided with the KKK's
bankruptcy, caused by losing the law suit against the Southern Poverty Law
firm.

Now, though, Circle K is all over. I've started to avoid buying gas from
these stores because of my professor's suspicions. Should I continue my
boycott or are my professor's suspicions unfounded?
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Old 22 July 2013, 05:43 AM
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It's nice that companies with secret ties to groups are kind enough to proudly display the clues of a connection for those "smart" enough to decode it. I mean, if they were Circle T, no one would ever twig to their secret.

Isn't Circle K the symbol for kosher or am I misremembering?
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2. In the 80's Circle K was all over the US, but in the 90's they started
to disappear due to a bankruptcy. This coincided with the KKK's
bankruptcy, caused by losing the law suit against the Southern Poverty Law
firm.
Southern Poverty Law Center. Not a law firm.

ETA: Also, I don't think they were the plaintiff in that lawsuit.
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Old 27 July 2013, 02:33 AM
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Comment: Someone told me that Mitt Romney owns 51% of the stock in Target.
Is that true?
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Old 27 July 2013, 05:09 AM
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No, there is no way that Mitt owns half the stock in Target. It's largest owners are mutual fund companies and the like. In fact the largest individual owners are nowhere near 51% They are:

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Steinhafel Gregg W
Tesija Kathryn A
Scovanner Douglas A
Trujillo Solomon D
Sanger Stephen W
No one person owns that much of the stock.

Gregg is the largest single owner of Stock at 267,666 Shares and is not surprisingly on the board (CEO, President and Chairman) - where Mitt Romney is not. I wager that all of the people on the list above are on the board. Cite

Cite

No Mitt Romney or Bain Capital. Most of Mitt's investments are with that Company and Goldman Sachs (as well as other companies) but nowhere was I able to find any significant investment in Target. Unless he has some through an investment fund, I doubt he has any - certainly not any significant amount.
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