Why Were Over 13,000 Boxes Of Girl Scout Cookies Destroyed?

RIVERSIDE, California. A CBS News investigation has revealed that more than 13,000 boxes of perfectly good Girl Scout cookies were trashed — rather than donated.

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“Listen,” he says, “as a worker gleefully cheers it on.”

Says the worker, “Goodbye, Girl Scout cookies!”

The video was taken last May. But sources tell Goldstein this practice has been going on for years — these cookies were leftovers.

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The cookies were well within their expiration date. They still had shelf life.

Why are they destroyed instead of donated?

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Pastor Cathy Purden of the Rock of the Valley Church in Van Nuys says, “That’s something those children could have had, cookies.”

The congregation prays for food. They feed 50-60 people once a week using food donations. Pastor Purden says she would have gladly accepted the cookies. “You stop and think about how many little children would be excited if you gave them a box of Girl Scout cookies. I would be excited. I buy them.”

Goldstein traced the trashed cookies to the San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts in Redlands.

He asks Chuck MacKinnon of San Gorgonio Girl Scouts, “You didn’t know the cookies were being destroyed”?

MacKinnon says, “We didn’t know that was the way they were being disposed of, no.”… — rather than donated.

Goldstein has video of a tractor trashing the cookies before they were sent to a landfill.

“Listen,” he says, “as a worker gleefully cheers it on.”

Says the worker, “Goodbye, Girl Scout cookies!”

The video was taken last May. But sources tell Goldstein this practice has been going on for years — these cookies were leftovers.

The cookies were well within their expiration date. They still had shelf life.

Why are they destroyed instead of donated?

Pastor Cathy Purden of the Rock of the Valley Church in Van Nuys says, “That’s something those children could have had, cookies.”

The congregation prays for food. They feed 50-60 people once a week using food donations. Pastor Purden says she would have gladly accepted the cookies. “You stop and think about how many little children would be excited if you gave them a box of Girl Scout cookies. I would be excited. I buy them.”

Goldstein traced the trashed cookies to the San Gorgonio Council of the Girl Scouts in Redlands.

He asks Chuck MacKinnon of San Gorgonio Girl Scouts, “You didn’t know the cookies were being destroyed”?

MacKinnon says, “We didn’t know that was the way they were being disposed of, no.”

 

REPORT: School Shooter Father Of Student…

THIS INFORMATION HAS SINCE BEEN DEBUNKED…

REPORT: School Shooter father of student…

CBS news is reporting,

Preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller also says that at least a couple dozen people were shot.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. It is not known whether the shooter took his own life or was killed.

Developing…

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‘Bald Barbie’ Will Be Made, But Won’t Be For Sale

An online campaign, that pushed Mattel to make a bald Barbie in light of kids who have hair loss from alopecia or chemotherapy, got so much attention, now Mattel is going to create ‘her’.

The campaign, called “Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made” reportedly convinced Mattel to create this bald ‘friend of Barbie’ doll, by getting so much attention and ‘likes’ on their Facebook page.

Bald Barbie won’t just come ‘bald’ in a box says CBS News, but she will have wigs, hats, scarves and other accessories to give children “a traditional fashion play experience.”

CBS also reports that Bald Barbie is going to be a V.I.P. doll, as she will not be sold in stores, but “will [only] be donated to children’s hospitals and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation.”

Glass Shards Found in Wal-Mart Frozen Veggies RECALL

This seems to be becoming a common occurrence, Great Value items being pulled off shelves by Wal-Mart. This time around it isn’t because of a bacteria lurking- it’s glass fragments.

Pictsweet Co. of Bells, Tennessee, has advised the public not to consume their vegetables because they may contain glass.

The recall covers the following items:
– Kroger 12-ounce Green Peas (UPC 11110 89736). Production Codes of 1440BU, 1440BV, 1440BW, and 1600BD.
– Kroger 12-ounce Peas and Carrots (UPC 11110 89741). Production Codes of 1960BD and 1960BE.
– Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Sweet Peas (UPC 78742 08369). Best by dates of July 20, 2012; July 21, 2012.
– Great Value 12-ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables (UPC 78742 08026). Best by date of July 15, 2012.
Consumers with questions may contact Pictsweet toll-free at 1-800-367-7412, extension 417, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt May Sue NBC

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Heidi Montag was rushed to the hospital because she was ‘convulsively throwing up’ which is said to be caused by the torture that the network [NBC] is inflicting on the contestants. Heidi and Spencer Pratt were “forced” to stay in a dark room for a full day and night with only water, rice and beans. The conditions are being compared to “Guantanamo Bay.”

TMZ is also reporting that NBC execs were trying to get Heidi not to seek medical attention. Luckily she did because she has been diagnosed with a gastric ulcer!

Ryan Seacrest interviewed Paul Telegdy, NBC’s Exec VP of Alternative Programming, who explained to Ryan the kind of punishment that was planned for Heidi and Spencer:

“They are now going to be examined, and their value system utterly deconstructed¦these people are going to bare their souls.”

Another source says “Spencer fired his lawyer after he tried to talk the “actor” into staying on the show.  Plans of a lawsuit against NBC are in the works”.

GOOD LUCK SUING NBC AFTER SIGNING THEIR HEFTY CONTRACTS!

Spencer Pratt nixed from reality show?

Spencer Pratt’s sure-to-be-horrible run on the new reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Outta Here! might have hit a big bump in the road. SFGate.com, via Pratt’s Twitter, reports that Pratt has been informed that doctors think he has “low blood platelets”.

I’m not really sure what that means but if it gets Spencer Pratt off my television then I am thankful for it.  If Pratt does head to the jungles of Costa Rica for the new show, he’ll be alongside K-Fed, Stephen Baldwin and, of course, his wife, Heidi.