Tuesday’s news items, part 2 – 7/31/2018

“How long does it take to make a friend?” Futurity

eastern palace 2Visit the Eastern Palace Website here and check out the Yelp ratings.

The Eastern Palace’s restaurant inspection is posted at the State’s Restaurant Inspection Website — it’s not in Columbia so everyone can see the inspection results.

Still on the global warming fence? | “Timeline: Wildfires across the globe – The incidence of wildfires across the world appears to have been unusually high in the past 12 months. Wildfires – defined as a sudden, quickly-spreading conflagration – have happened in Greenland, Siberia and Sweden, as well as more common locations such as California and Greece.” – WikiTribune

No, Terry Blue, they’re worse! Our reply to Terry Blue’s letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

We are too; the tenured old white guys are doing a perfect job of screwing it up | “Young People Looking for Younger Leaders”US News & World Report

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Do people still trust banks? | Most of us have heard of Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment app owned by PayPal. Among some people it has, much like Google, become a verb, as in ‘I’ll Venmo you for dinner.’ But do you ever ‘Zelle a friend?’ That’s the hope of big banks, which are pushing their payment app Zelle as an alternative to Venmo. Rahul Chadha, an analyst at eMarketer, says that his firm expects Zelle to overtake Venmo this year. He explained to us why: ‘They basically have the backing of the banks and they have the brand power of the banks. That’s the main issue that helps allay consumer concerns about security. They actually spent a lot of money on marketing this year, and that’s one of the points they repeat in their commercials, that your money is safe with us because ‘we’re the banks, you know us already.’” – MarketPlace

We’ve found a drawback to Zelle; it cannot be used to transfer funds to a business.


Approaching Perfection | Harley Davidson announces plans for multiple electric motorcycles and even an electric bicycle

carlinClick here to watch George Carlin at his irreverent best.


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