Friday, July 29, 2011

Pharmacy Security Survey -- RESULTS

Here are the results of a national survey we did last week to gather data in support of several articles.

To no surprise, three preferences surfaced among respondents.

1) Pharmacy customers prefer to shop where they feel safe; both when selecting the neighborhood and the specific pharmacy.
2) Pharmacy customers feel safer when an armed uniformed guard is present.
3) The public has little confidence in the effectiveness of video cameras to prevent crime.

Here are the highlights:

1)  50.8% say they never shop in a high risk neighborhood. (8% felt that any pharmacy that stocks Oxycontin and Percocet is high risk.)
2)  77.8% would prefer to see an armed uniform security person near the Rx Dept.
3)  71.4% feel that the big chains should do more than just set up video surveillance.
4)  80.9% would not mind if their pharmacist was armed (concealed weapon).
5)  23.8% said they have concealed weapon permits and have/do carry weapons into the pharmacy when they shop.
6)  52.4% feel that metal detectors at the store entrance are an invasion of privacy and are not in favor of their use.

There were seven questions and #4 above combines the results of two similar questions.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Do a search on Google Images for "boycott" and it returns over four million images! It seems like somewhere, someone is boycotting something or somebody -- or some company.

You want to organize a boycott against a person, business, a government?  How revolutionary! How American!  Boycotts in America go way back. Think 1765 and The Stamp Act.  That boycott of British goods by American colonists lasted all the way through the Revolutionary War.

We took a closer look at BOYCOTTS over the 4th of July weekend. Check it out and add to the conversation with a comment. We'd love to hear what you have to say. Just click HERE.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bad Behavior Bedevils Buckeyes - Death Penalty Looms

Breaking news!
Check out my story on Allvoices about the latest problems for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

A long-time college football fan, I really hate to hear about this.  I was a loyal fan of Ohio State back in the glory days of Rex Kern, Archie Griffin and Woody Hayes.

FCEtier Prints in Gatlinburg, TN

Next time you're in or near Gatlinburg, TN, stop  in and visit with Calvin and Cassie at SMOKY MOUNTAIN ARTS & CRAFTS.  
It's easy to find and you'll see some of my photography on display for sale.
Directions (with a map) are available from their website, HERE.
Miss Bob and I have season tickets to Dollywood and often stay overnight in Gatlinburg. We enjoy BOTH!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Michael Vick

Miss Bob sacks an NFL quarterback, a television network (BET) and a national restaurant chain -- Subway.

First, here's her commentary on the news item regarding the selection of Michael Vick as 'Sportsman of the Year" by BET and Subway.

Then, after a reply from Subway, here's her thoughts on what they had to say.