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Check here to see what we at The Oakland Press are tweeting. The list of accounts include regular staffers as well as the bloggers we link to on our blogs pages.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Reaction to breastfeeding flash mob

Doesn't the world have real problems? Breastfeeding is as natural as breathing. Deal with it, people!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Website headache fixed

Editors Note: We’ve received numerous reports of pop-ups this morning from “” This is a harmless condition and though annoying, will not harm your computer. Our development team is hard at work fixing it and we apologize for the inconvenience. The site should be back to normal.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday safety tweets, compliments of MSP

Thank you to the Michigan State Police on Twitter, where they shared some valuable holiday safety tips to keep your valuables safe.

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Tip 1/7: Avoid shopping alone. Use the buddy system whenever possible.

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Tip 2/7: Park in well-lit, well-trafficked areas. Always lock your vehicle.

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Tip 3/7: Have your keys in hand before exiting the shopping area and returning to your vehicle.

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Tip 4/7: Do not keep packages in plain view in your vehicle; keep packages in the trunk of your car or covered by a blanket.

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Tip 5/7: Carry your purse close to your body. If at all possible, do not bring a purse. Keep your wallet in a front or zipped pocket.

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Tip 6/7: Do not carry large amounts of cash. Bring just one credit or debit card.

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Tip 7/7: Do not count cash in open areas, especially after leaving an ATM machine.

Example of a good corporate apology

This is taken from the Lowe's Facebook page today, and we like it because it's a good generic corporate apology that tries to explain a bad decision:

It appears that we managed to step into a hotly contested debate with strong views from virtually every angle and perspective – social, political and otherwise – and we’ve managed to make some people very unhappy. We are sincerely sorry. We have a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, across our workforce and our customers, and we’re proud of that longstanding commitment.

Lowe’s has received a significant amount of communication on this program, from every perspective possible. Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and this program became a lighting rod for many of those views. As a result we did pull our advertising on this program. We believe it is best to respectfully defer to communities, individuals and groups to discuss and consider such issues of importance.

We strongly support and respect the right of our customers, the community at large, and our employees to have different views. If we have made anyone question that commitment, we apologize.

Thank you for allowing us to further explain our position.