Jack-Knife In the Box Picture

You ask me why I don't eat at "Jack In the Box?"

Yes, eating here bad for you, but this location attracts a special kind of clientele. People you never dreamed of meeting. Some who almost surprise you by their existence.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The stabbing happened at 8 p.m. tonight outside a Jack In The Box on the Westside.
Both victims have non life threatening injuries. Police are looking for 3 suspects, 2 males and 1 female who drove off in a grey Jeep Wrangler with the New Mexico license plate KMJ253 the suspects headed towards Rio Rancho.
A Jack In The Box employee witnessed the stabbing and called 911. Police say the incident happened because someone cut infront of the suspects.

April 18, 2009
Man jumped, stabbed at Jack in the Box
A man was stabbed in the chest and stomach when he and his friends were attacked while ordering food at a North Park Jack in the Box early Saturday, police said.

The victim and three friends were in front of the restaurant about 2:30 a.m. when a Mercedes Benz pulled up to the drive-thru window on El Cajon Boulevard. Two men in the car challenged the others to fight and jumped out and tried to rob them, San Diego police said. One of the suspects pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim. He is expected to recover from his wounds.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police say a stabbing suspect led them on a chase through northwest Houston overnight.
It started at the Jack in the Box on Antoine and Pinemont and ended several blocks later at the intersection at 34th Street.
Police say the suspect stabbed a man, then stole his car. Officers noticed the car speeding and that's when they began the chase. Authorities say a dip in the road caused the man to lose control and crash the car.
The suspect was then looked over by paramedics before police took him to jail. The stabbing victim was taken to a hospital. No word on his condition.

HOUSTON—A late-night snack took a terrifying turn for a 32-year-old man in line at a Houston Jack in the Box.

Police said the victim was waiting in the drive-through at the restaurant on Antoine and Pinemont around 1:30 a.m. when he was approached by the suspect.

The suspect demanded that the victim get out of his car. When the victim didn’t move quickly enough, police said the suspect stabbed him once in the neck.
Police said the suspect pushed the victim to the ground and sped off in the victim’s car.
An HPD officer spotted the car heading down Antoine and gave chase.
Police said the suspect lost control of the vehicle at Antoine and 34th.
He jumped a median and crashed into a tree.
The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.
The victim’s condition was not known.

Woman accused of stabbing husband outside Jack in the Box
by Eric Smith - Apr. 13, 2009 12:32 PM
The Arizona Republic .
A man suffered a collapsed lung after being stabbed in the back in an East Mesa fast food restaurant, and his estranged wife is being held in connection with the case, police said Monday.

According to police reports, officers received a call Friday night saying a woman had a knife outside a Jack in the Box at 2719 N. Power Road and that someone had been stabbed.

When they arrived, police found Monira Gerges, 41, in the parking lot holding a four-inch knife and her husband nearby with a stab wound.

Police said Gerges was allegedly upset at her ex-husband over money issues and the two had been separated for three months.

Police said witnesses saw Gerges approach her husband, whose name was not released, as he worked on the plumbing outside of the restaurant and stab him once. The attack was caught on surveillance video.

Witnesses said the man did not appear to be aware that Gerges was nearby and that the attack appeared unprovoked.

Police reports say to two have been married 22 years and have a 6-month-old child.

Both are from Egypt and have lived in the United States for over three years.

Police are hesitant to release Gerges because of the possibility she will flee to Egypt, where she has family ties.

No sooner had we begun to recover from the Jack in the Box gang stabbing but the gangs ratchet up the violence another ten notches

However, Jack in the Box's success came to a halt in the 1990's because of two main factors: 1) the national recession of 1990-91 (the company suffered an 81 percent decline in net earnings in 1991)

and more importantly, the E. coli epidemic of 1993: Four children died and hundreds of others became sick in the Seattle area as well as California, Idaho and Nevada, after eating undercooked and contaminated meat from Jack in the Box.

It was the largest and deadliest E. coli outbreak in American history up to that time.

In 1993 in Seattle, Washington, several school-aged children became ill, suffering from diarrhea and stomach cramps. This was no flu outbreak, though. Epidemiologists determined that the cause of the illness was a bacterium called E. coli 0157:H7.

The children had all eaten infected hamburgers at the same Jack in the Box restaurant. Overall, 500 people in the Pacific Northwest got E. coli 0157:H7 infections that year, and three of the children from the Seattle outbreak died.

The chain lost millions of dollars in sales and revenue as a result of the disaster, and millions were paid out as settlements in wrongful death lawsuits. Moody's Investors Service downgraded Foodmaker's debt to junk status as it had no confidence that sales would return to normal levels. Bankruptcy was imminent. With the very survival of the company at stake, Foodmaker needed another turnaround strategy to distance themselves from the E. coli scare

According to Ron L Hubbard ( Church of Scientology)

( Jack-in-the-Box )

According to Hubbard, "here we have an invader trick, a method of trapping thetans."

In Scientology, this mythology revolves around the thetan, believed to be the individualized expression of the cosmic source, or life force, named after the Greek letter theta.

The thetan is thought to be the true identity of a person an intrinsically good, omniscient, non-material core capable of unlimited creativity

The alien invaders trick the thetans into gathering an endless loop of facsimile pictures and confusing themselves, ultimately ending in an explosion.

Hubbard warns auditors, "You will find a preclear with this in restimulation to be very curious about cereal boxes which have pictures of boxes of cereal which have pictures of boxes of cereal."

Scientology asserts that people have hidden abilities which have not yet been fully realized.

It is believed that increased spiritual awareness and physical benefits are accomplished through counseling sessions referred to as auditing.

Through auditing, it is said that people can solve their problems and free themselves of engrams.

This restores them to their natural condition as thetans and enables them to be at cause in their daily lives, responding rationally and creatively to life events rather than reacting to them under the direction of stored engrams.

Accordingly, those who study Scientology materials and receive auditing sessions advance from a status of Preclear to Clear and Operating Thetan.

Scientology's utopian aim is to "clear the planet", a world in which everyone has cleared themselves of their engrams.

(A History of Man, 1988 edition, pg. 98-99)
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