Tags most recent beefs are about food safety at restaurants, the so called opioid crisis, antes for craps and roulette, and more see the fascinating editorials below from award winning author Tag Master
Ever wonder "Where the heck did I catch this cold or flu?" As an avid restaurant patron and knowledgeable food critic it has come to my attention that in many diners the training of servers is not up to snuff.
Servers in many of our eateries including mid-range restaurants are allowing cross-contamination to occur.
One of the ways this is happening is by our servers not properly handling glasses by holding them near the bottom. Another way in which dangerous pathogens are potentially being transferred is by resting the tea pitchers on the glass during refills. Colds, the flu, hepatitis, and other illnesses can be unknowingly passed between diners when strict attention is not paid to these risks. You can observe your servers to monitor their food safety form however when refills are done at the back of house it is impossible to know if it is done correctly. Even though to some it is not as pleasurable using a straw, my advice is using a new straw after each refill. Finally I'd like to point out that it is odd how so often on cooking shows you will see a chef or group of cooks talk over the top of food. this is also not sanitary as saliva particles are sure to contaminate the meal. Many times servers are asking "did you order" or announcing the dish as they serve it while holding it right under their face.
As a helpful way to minimize the potential for this it is my suggestion that diners do not ask questions or engage the server until the plate has be placed on the table. These are ongoing problems that can only be solved when diners bring it to the attention of management. If a business is on the verge of losing your patronage it is nice to let the know why. If all else fails then only eat at places where best practices for food safety appear to be observed. On the same token it is good to let a business know what they are doing right. It can be less than comfortable to speak up but sometimes it is what we should do.
The opioid crisis we hear so much about groups heroin users and those who purchase street drugs right in alongside people who really need relief from pain. It is a tragedy when a life is lost in such a preventable way. Far too many have died from the overdose of opioids and losing a loved one can be unbearable. The reason a person dies from overdose basically boils down to a human body that forgets to breathe after a person falls to sleep after a dose that was too high. The organs become relaxed to the point that they do not function as a non-motor reaction. Many who suffer from legitimate chronic pain have been victims also. Patients who take prescription pain medicine as prescribed are having to pay the price for those who abuse these drugs. The abuse often occurs when illegally manufactured opioid like drugs are sold or when someone who has a prescription and sells their medication which end up in the hands of those who overdose. The danger is not to patients who follow the rules and stay with dosing at prescribed levels. The danger is primarily relegated to those who had no legal basis for purchasing these drugs to begin with. A knee jerk reaction has put many who used these medications according to instructions in a dire situation. Some have resorted to purchasing illegal street drugs like heroin in order to cope with pain and withdraw symptoms. Obviously we have a problem but a more sensible reaction to resolving the issue is in order as opposed to demonizing basically everyone who uses these medications. Those taking prescription drugs responsibly are not the problem.
A lot of Oklahoma casinos have had a long standing practice of charging table games players a dollar ante or commission for every hand that is played, Now that ball and dice games can be played in Oklahoma many casinos have implemented the dollar ante for these games. Some casinos only charge the fee during peak days while some never charge an ante. With the game of craps it is of particular concern because many who play this game do so because of the traditionally low house edge. Having to pay a dollar ante on every craps come out roll means the most a player can win on a $5 pass line bet is $4. This dramatically increases the house edge.
Even if a natural winner 7 or 11 rolls on the come out or a losing 2,3, or 12 rolls your paying another dollar every time until a point is established. Same thing on roulette, pay a dollar before every spin. It is not required or can be paid by the casino which is proven by the fact that all casinos in OK do not require this ridiculous ante. Whether your a casual gamer or avid gambler why not play in casinos that have the most favorable outcome for you.
See our Gambling Page for the list of non-ante based casinos
Things can change in blink of an eye. Looking back at some of our news stories we see for example that the Fuze had closed and is now open again under the new name "Feast". The selection of food at the Feast is not as good as before but many are just happy they are back. We also reported that no Smoke-able Mary Jane would be sold in Oklahoma dispensararies which was quickly booted out the door in favor of smoke clouds.
CNN reported recently that:Undocumented Workers Take Jobs Others Don't Want
We here at Tag Master News have a little problem with that. Firstly if the jobs had a fair compensation package and were not being done for bargain basement wages and scarce or no benefits American workers would do those jobs. Secondly no amount of rhetoric excuses anyone for knowingly and willingly breaking the laws as they pertain to immigration. With all that being said, yes we do have a lot of lost souls who would rather take fake disability or get a welfare check than to stop smoking marijuana, get clean, and get off their butts to find a descent job.
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It’s a violation of 21 O.S. § 1289.7a for any person, property owner, tenant, employer, or business entity to maintain, establish, or enforce any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting any person, except a convicted felon, from transporting and storing firearms or ammunition in a locked motor vehicle or from transporting and storing firearms or ammunition locked in or locked to a motor vehicle on any property set aside for any motor vehicle.
The Oklahoma Board of Health voted on July 10th for rules that will not allow smokeable forms of Marijuana to be sold at retail outlest for those with medical Marijuana permits. This measure is certain to draw the ire of many an advocate. We see this as potentially increasing the sale of Marijuana on the black market. It is also our opinion that badly needed tax revenue will be stiffled by this vote. This obviously will help boost the chances of a future recreational Marijuana bill passing.
Reminder about unlawful and dangerous cell phone usage. For all Oklahoma drivers, it's illegal to use a handheld electronic communication device to manually compose, read, or send a text message while operating a motor vehicle that's in motion. In other words, the law prohibits texting while driving. When talking on a cell phone it can be illegal if an officer observes someone doing so and in his opinion deems the activity unsafe.
The rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach was a blessing but many news stories are not mentioning Gunan who was a former member of the Thai Navy SEALs. He passed out underwater during a mission placing extra air tanks inside the cave,couldn't be revived and was confirmed dead. Gunan's body was sent back to the naval base in Sattahib district, where the king of Thailand ordered a funeral to be held with full honors. We have great respect for Gunans bravery and selfless heroics.
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Students lead protest at Hale Junior High about bullying, violence in response to Florida shooting
Tag Master News is proud of these Tulsa OK. students for taking a stand against Bullying and the solidarity of the participants. We also noticed a dress code in which the students did not look as though we are putting our best foot forward to represent our community. Uniforms can help alleviate bullying. When all students wear a uniform it can help since it levels the playing field by not allowing those who can afford to dress better to have leverage over less fortunate students.
Tag Master News in Oklahoma City knows there's a lot at stake if you become ill. The flu and cold season represents a time when we must be extra vigilant so,Tag Master News is sharing this helpful advice. * When eating at a buffet style eatery it is best practice to wash your hands before eating-after serving yourself using the same utensils as others.[you could as an alternative take along surgical type rubber gloves] *It is also good to use a straw to drink beverages since many servers are known to rest serving containers such as a tea pitcher on your glass. This is very poor form that results in cross contamination.
When eating at upscale establishments we avoid some of the cross-contamination issues that arise when servers bus tables or fill drinks. High end restuarants have bussers & dedicated drink refill personnel who are highly trained. Red Robin recently eliminated bus boys at all locations in order to offset minimum wage increases that began in many states. This raises the risk since servers certainly will not be washing hands after clearing dirty dishes. Red Robin has not responded to T.M.N. about questions regarding this.
IF YOU ARE A SERVER OR RESTAURANT MANAGER WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING ADVICE so that customers can see you are top notch. 1. Ask that servers not rest pitchers on customers glasses and never grab the glass arounfd the rim. 2. Supply rubber gloves to customers who will self serve. 3. Ask that servers do not talk over food while serving it and if a customer asks a question during serving simply set the plate down first then answer the question. 4. Ask that servers not touch face,hair, or bite finger nails etc. and if noticed doing so ask them to wash hands immediately. 5. Do not allow servers to eat during their shift. This story is sponsored by Aerial Image & Digital Media Consultant Aerial Photography in Oklahoma City
Tag Master News in Oklahoma City was granted an exclusive interview with Debbie James who is the owner of James lighting Oklahoma City. Email is pouring in about this Oklahoma City news from people who have heard about it. Many are asking for a link to this open Q&A session. You can see it here James Lighting Inc talks with Tag
When planning or changing who you will leave your lifes hard earned assets remember that a will may not superceed how an institution has your assigned beneficiary listed. If you have a 401k for example it is very important to update the administrator of all changes of inheritor.
Some couples may choose to Have a "Mutual Will" that cannot be changed by the survivor. An attorney should be consulted for more info. However nothing can be done about accelerated spending by a surviving spouse.
"We have seen a growing number of sexual harrasment incidents reported in Oklahoma and across the nation. Our state employees,like all oklahomans, have a right to work in an enviroment free from any form of sexual harrasment and other forms of harrasment and unlawful discrimination.Tag Master News Commends Fallin for including [ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT]NwOkcNow supports workplaces free from all Coworker harassment If attempts to resolve fail you should report harassment to your HR dept.
When involved in a car accident no matter how minor it is critical that police are called to the scene. If issues come up later it will be much harder to address if an officer was not on the scene. In some places a cruiser would not be dispatched if no injuries are sustained however lawmen generally respond promptly in Oklahoma City.
Do not admit fault at the accident scene. You are in no way required to incriminate yourself. Also a door ding is a legitimate reason to ask someone for insurance.
Just One Big Bet tilts the odds much more in your favor than multiple small wagers stretched out over time but it is understood that certain games require time before your style of gaming pays off. In some cases people have gone to the ATM after a total loss and managed to get back losses but generally Tag would advise against this.Only take what your willing to lose and quit if you lose half of that. Consider Casino Hotel so you can easily make multiple trips to play.
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Our beloved Fuze locations in Oklahoma City have closed due to financial struggles stemming from possible abuse of loan funds
These facilitIes in SW Okc have the potential of hiring thousands of workers and since labor cost in the area is at a premium these jobs will enable employees to earn a middle income living.
As labor is of great importance in hurricane hit areas the cost of labor to rehab homes for sale in Okc has surged according to reports coming in to Tag Master Oklahoma City news. This is resulting in higher flip costs. NEWS in Oklahoma City, not associated with fox news or news l
Companies fight increased wages accordingly with some niche exceptions. In few industries supply and demand may dictate higher wages but professions such as teachers and truckers prove stubborn. Automation may eventually desrease demand for many pros like liscensed truck drivers but until then finding drivers appears it will continue to burden trucking. One local Trucking Company YRC Freight has made efforts to meet the demand by offering outstanding benifits along with $21.74 hr starting wage
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As helpful infoirmation for those who may want to look at alternative security measures . As a rule of thumb it is best not to sign a contract for home repairs or other services until you have two or three quotes and have had time to research the contractor or seller. This applies to incoming phone calls as well. Getting a phone number so that you can see how they do when returning and answering a call is good. Checking Google Maps or visiting the reps website is also useful.
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Enough said but any door or yard sign that represents a security company or placard by door saying a disabled person lives here is intimidating.
The old beware of dogs standby is nice as well. Also If you are inclined to use a firearm for protection it is advised to be familiar with the loud sound it makes without using ear plugs so that it will not startle you in case of emergency.Remember you could be in a situation in which you have no choice but to fire it in close proximity to your own ears.
Leave an audio footprint on the inside of your door, a radio by the door may help ward off any unwanted visitors. Leave it on while your gone. Only the truly deranged will attempt to enter a home with loud music playing.
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