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  • The 8 days of Hanukkah my true love sent to me

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 12/15/14 | Larry Levine
    On the first day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. Some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the second day of Chanukah My true love sent to me. 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the third day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee On the fourth day of Hanukkah My true love sent to me. 4 sufganiyot 3 crispy latkes 2 plastic dreidels And some gelt with Ju dah Macc a bee...
  • Peter Stuyvesant's rules for drinking responsibly (NYC opens historical records)

    12/11/2014 5:04:01 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Bowery Boys ^ | December 3, 2014
    From A New and Accurate Map of the Entire New Netherland, engraving believed to be by Carolus Allard, courtesy the Department of Records   Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New York City Department of Records just blew the minds of history geeks everywhere.  They released the first batch of digitized documents from the first years of the city's existence, back when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. You can find the first batch of released documents at the city's attractive new portal here. This is the equivalent of pulling out old photo albums of you playing with...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Yuma Yummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant

    12/10/2014 4:48:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    My favorite restaurant in Yuma is the Yummy Yummy at 2241 Avenue A. It is in the corner of the strip mall and easy to miss. It isn't a fancy place, rather utilitarian, with ridiculously low prices and excellent food. The service is good, but as the place is litterally a mom and pop (the mother speaks English, Spanish, and Chinese fluently), do not expect to have her hovering over your table. For the cost of a drink at most bars, you can get a complete meal, if you drink water. They have $5 specials that are always available,...
  • Can't beat that meat! 84% of vegetarians go back to consuming animals, study finds

    12/05/2014 5:35:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Jeanette Settembre
    Humane Research Council report reveals there are very few vegetarian Americans. And five our of six return to meat at some point.The wheatgrass isnt always greener on the other side of the food fence. A new study by the animal-friendly Humane Research Council reveals that 84% of vegetarians and vegans return to consuming our farm friends and the animal rights world is terrified. Its obviously a negative for animals, Che Green, executive director of the Humane Research Council, tells the Daily News. The meaty stats come from the first comprehensive study of current and former vegetarians and vegans conducted...
  • Steves Butternut Squash Bisque

    12/02/2014 5:18:47 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 23 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/2/2014 | Steve Berman
    Okay, I like to cook. I made this butternut squash bisque for Thanksgiving, and took it to my in-laws, where we devoured it and fought for the leftovers. It's so good, I made it again, wrote down all the ingredients, remeasured everything, and made it into a real recipe. Here it is so you can try it. Makes about 8-10 servings. It will take you a good hour or two to make this. Ingredients:1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut into cubes (6 cups) 3 med yellow squash (4 if they are small) seeded and cut...
  • ENVIRONMENTALISTS MAY SOON DECIDE WHAT AMERICANS MUST EAT

    12/02/2014 12:28:35 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 31 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Doug Book
    Its not unusual that committees formed in Washington, D.C. should seek to expand the boundaries of their authority and the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) of 2015 has done just that. Created by Congress in 1980, the purpose of the DGAC is to provide guidelines, updated every 5 years, through which the federal government may help Americans eat healthier so they [might] live longer. But Committee Chair Barbara Millen has decided to expand DGAC authority from food and diet to the consideration of all things which are health-related. To Millen, this means the Committee should take on the issue of...
  • Constitution Check: Does the government have the authority to write restaurant menus?

    11/28/2014 10:21:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 27, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Centers constitutional literacy adviser, tackles a weighty issue: the FDAs constitutional ability to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus nationwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalizedrules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants [and] similar retail food establishments.The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. Covered food establishments will be required to clearly and...
  • (Vanity) The 23rd Paleo Psalm

    11/28/2014 8:05:05 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 17 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-28-2014 | grey_whiskers
    Paleo is my shepherd, I shall not want carbs It maketh me to lie down with leafy greens, it leads me to drink gallons of water it refreshes my gut flora It guides me along nutritional paths for healths sake Even though I walk through the valley of chocolate I will fear no eclair For thou art with me thy whey protein and thy reduced portions they comfort me You prepare a table before me in the presence of my trainers You anoint my head with fish oil my cup overflows. Surely glucagon and Omega-3s will follow me all the...
  • Pardoned White House Turkey Defects To ISIS

    11/27/2014 6:17:48 AM PST · by Future Snake Eater · 30 replies
    DuffelBlog ^ | 27NOV14 | G-Had
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Senior U.S. officials are literally calling fowl after the Thanksgiving turkey pardoned by President Obama publicly defected to the Middle Eastern terrorist group ISIS. Popcorn the Turkey, now calling himself Babakurn al-Turki, was pardoned from the dinner table only yesterday by President Obama in a public ceremony at the White House. Normally the pardoned bird is sent along with its competitor to live out its remaining days at Morven Parks Turkey Hill in Leesburg, Virginia. However, U.S. officials have now admitted that al-Turki instead hijacked an Osprey out of Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland and...
  • Turkey Day (Turkey jokes and stories about your Turkey cooking disasters and triumphs)

    11/27/2014 4:48:48 AM PST · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    11/27/14 | Kartographer
    Up early just put the turkey in the over well basted with Sam Adams Winter Lager (The turkey is well basted not me!) So I thought I start a fun thread for bad turkey jokes and fun stories about your turkey cooking disasters and triumphs. To start things off: "Why did the turkey cross the road?" "Because it was the chickens day off!"
  • A Progressive Guide to Thanksgiving Conversation

    11/26/2014 10:38:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 26, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    In the great progressive spirit, here are a few tips on how to talk to and morally improve your family this Thanksgiving: 1. Your crazy uncle complains in passing that the construction on Redlands Avenue is limiting the flow of traffic to his hardware store, and wonders if the job could be completed more quickly. This must not be allowed to stand. Ask your uncle if hes an anarchist and if he has heard of Somalia. If you missed Politics 101 at Oberlin, refer to the Fact Cards that you have printed out from Vox.com and explain patiently...
  • Winning Thanksgiving Arguments: Don't Bother (Barf and language warning)

    11/26/2014 9:03:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 26, 2014 | Richard Zombeck
    Every year around this time I perform the same ritual I've performed for years. In anticipation of family gatherings, holiday parties, and otherwise festive occasions, I comb through a year's worth of articles and factoids I've collected in Evernote or Pocket and prepare for battle. I spend hours arming myself with facts and evidence to fight back the impending and inevitable onslaught of baseless political claims sure to come my way from avid FOX News viewers and Ted Cruz fans. Earlier this week I had started to write a post containing a few of those facts. I was going to...
  • Get my free $25,000 Crab Fritter Recipe

    11/24/2014 3:26:39 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 27 replies
    My bunnie brain ^ | 11/24/2014 | b.b.e.b.
    I developed this recipe about 25 years ago, I was offered $25,000 for it I am now giving it away, Bon Appetit.
  • Former Veep Calls for National Policy on Food [satire]

    11/17/2014 9:27:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    Now that global warming has been tamed by record breaking cold spells across the nation, former Vice-President Al Gore is looking for new worlds to conquer. That new world appears to be the establishment of a national policy on food. Under current rules, what a person eats is largely left up to each person to decide, Gore pointed out. Judging from the rates of obesity, it seems clear that the idea that letting individuals choose what to eat is not working. It is way past time that experts in the field of nutrition be given the authority to determine healthier...
  • Maher: If Obama Had Lost, US Wouldn't Have Fruit or Jobs

    11/15/2014 1:03:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 15, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HBOs Real Time host Bill Maher laid out the dystopia he believes would have occurred if President Obama had lost the 2008 and 2012 elections to encourage his audience to vote on Friday. Maher addressed those who refused to vote because Obama didnt keep his promises by stating, the choice was never between the perfect Obama in your head and the real one who came to Washington, its between the real one and the two guys who desperately wanted to beat him so they could stamp America in their image. Maher then laid out his alternative scenario where McCain and...
  • Nampa biology teacher slaughters rabbit in class, school officials say (Idaho)

    11/15/2014 9:51:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Idaho Statesman ^ | November 13, 2014 | Bill Roberts
    A Columbia High School biology teacher killed and slaughtered a rabbit in front of 16 sophomores to show them how livestock is processed into food, Allison Westfall, the Nampa School District spokeswoman, said Thursday. The matter has been turned over to the districts human resources department, Westfall said. She would not speculate on what might happen to the teacher because it is a personnel matter. She said she didnt have the name of the teacher. The teacher expressed remorse for his action in class on Monday, Westfall told the Idaho Statesman. That is not part of the biology curriculum, she...
  • Blacks Behaving Badly? ... Or Philly Breakfast-Menu Brawl Staged by McDonald's?

    11/13/2014 12:04:15 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 73 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/14 | Adam Taxin
    VETERAN FREEPER BUT BEEN OUT OF TOUCH LATELY ... WOULD LOVE TO GET FREEPER FEEDBACK IF MY THEORY ON THIS VIDEO MAKES SENSE ... Plenty of you have heard about or watched that bizarre breakfast brawl at the McDonald's in the City of Brotherly Love. Let's keep it real. Blacks Behaving Badly videos do really well on youtube and people make money off them. Black people watch them on World Star Hip-Hop and are like "dammmmmnnnn, girlfriend, you see this s--t?" ...
  • St. Louis SchoolsTownships Warn to STOCK UP ON WATER, FOOD, MEDICINE Before #MikeBrown Decision

    11/13/2014 11:38:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    St. Louis area schools and townships are warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the Mike Brown court decision. Local officials fear a violent response to the St. Louis County Courts decision. Over three dozen businesses were vandalized and looted during the Ferguson rioting in August. The City of Berkeley, near Ferguson, released this statement warning residents to stock up on water, food and medicine before the verdict is announced. *Make sure you have plenty of bottled water (a gallon per person per day), and non-perishable, easy-to-access food in case you cannot get to a local...
  • City Seizes Art Studio [satire]

    11/11/2014 8:29:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 65 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) has received court approval of its seizure of the art studio of James Dupree. It plans to bulldoze it and sell the land to a private grocery chain. Despite renovating a dilapidated warehouse and converting it into an attractive and bustling center for artistic expression, Duprees property rights are being sacrificed to the PRAs vision of what the City needs. Its a question of whether the rights of the collective community should take precedence over the rights of a single individual, PRA Executive Director Ed Covington explained. Far more people will eat the food sold...
  • Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew is Very Much Real (dewitos fuel for programmers advances civilization)

    11/10/2014 10:06:10 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    first we feast ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Erin Mosbaugh
    Pepsi recently conducted taste tests of a Doritos-flavored Mountain Dew. Redditor and Kent State University freshman joes_nipples informed the world that Mountain Dew was doing a taste test at the Ohio college. The taste test included Lemon Ginger Mountain Dew, Mango Habanero Mountain Dew, and Mountain Dew Dewitos. joes_nipples told Reddit: It tasted like orange with a doritos after taste. It tasted like straight doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing Ive ever drunken. This is also next level to Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos, which only exist in Japan, because the Japanese are awesome at snacks.
  • Starbucks Unveils Its First LBGT Commercial and it Aint Pretty

    11/02/2014 12:01:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | November 1, 2014 | Gary DeMar
    More and more companies are going gay while at the same time denigrating anybody who has an issue with same-sex, alternate sex, slice and dice sex (transgenderism), and take-your-pick sex. When it was found out that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich opposed same-sex marriage, so much pressure was put on him because of his anti-same sex marriage views (he donated to Proposition 8) that he believed that he couldnt do anything but resign. The Gaystapo would have made it unbearable for him and the company for Eich if he had remain as CEO. There is a long trail of persecution from...
  • Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza (The Left's New Poster Girl)

    10/30/2014 1:46:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Vox ^ | October 30, 2014 | Sarah Kliff
    Update: This story now has a happy ending. Just around the time this article went live about 20 hours after nurse Kaci Hickox requested a pizza a Bangor Daily News reporter tweeted this photo of the pizza being delivered. The company apparently did indeed get the Maine police's sign off. First, it was Kaci Hickox, a nurse with Doctors Without Borders, who was held in quarantine at Newark Airport when she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa even after she tested negative for the disease twice. She is now in quarantine at her house in...
  • Here's one meal to start your weekend off on the right foot...

    10/24/2014 4:31:27 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-24 | The Looking Spoon
    Oh man, my stomach leaps for joy just looking at this... I can already hear the Obama Administrations Food Czar's reaction to this...But really...
  • Shock Report: US Spends 30 Times More on Welfare Benefits Per Person Than Communist China

    10/22/2014 8:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 22, 2014 | Joe Hoft
    When Deng Xiaoping took over China in the late 1970s, China was a very poor country. One of the first things that Deng did was to allow individuals to acquire and maintain property. This capitalistic approach started one of the greatest economic transformations in world history. More people in China have been lifted from poverty in a shorter span of time than ever before in human history. Half a billion Chinese citizens have risen out of poverty due to Chinas economic swing to capitalist policies!China still has its problems, but while the US is moving more and more towards a...
  • What happens when you feed "food experts" McDonalds?

    10/22/2014 5:18:01 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 86 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's what "food experts" have to say when they taste McDonalds under the pretense that it's organic food. (my favorite is the woman who says it tastes "more pure") Pretentious BS. I've thought this about so-called "foodies" for a long time now.It's food. Sure, there's good food and bad food, but we're in a bad place when people try to over-intellectualize it the way the people above and all of these chef reality shows do. We're basically treating food the same way we do abstract art now (half the time fancy restaurants even serve plates that look like it)If you...
  • Michelle Obama: Just Eat One or Two Pieces of Candy on Halloween

    10/15/2014 9:43:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 15, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    First Lady Michelle Obama shared some advice for trick-or-treaters this Halloween advising them to only eat one or two pieces of candy per night. "Trick-or-treating can be a lot of fun, but just remember, dont try to eat all your candy at once, just have one or two pieces every night for a little while, she explained to a little girl during an online Q-and-A. The First Lady traditionally hands out dried fruit to trick-or-treaters at the White House....
  • Meghan McCain to GOP: Accept Climate Change or you wont be able to HUNT and FISH as much

    10/14/2014 1:40:23 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/24/2014 | The Right Scoop
  • These 3 Players Have a Lot to Lose if School Lunch Reform Takes Effect

    10/12/2014 12:29:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    InTheCapital ^ | October 8, 2014 | Tess VandenDolder
    For many young professionals far from their schools days and a ways away from having children of their own, the battle over healthier school lunches seems of little relevance. But in Washington, D.C., the policy debate has become an all encompassing issue highlighting the intricate network of lobbyists, corporations and associations all with a financial stake in a policy that was otherwise born of good intentions. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed in 2010, offering $4.5 billion in new funding over 10 years. However, the details of the new program have yet to be implemented due to a growing...
  • Probably the best salad I've ever seen right here...

    10/09/2014 8:52:15 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-9-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This salad...only in America...and I mean that in a really good way. Someone should send this photo to this chick.
  • Preparing for the Apocalypse Is Turning Into a Huge Business

    10/09/2014 7:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 7, 2014 | Dan Kedmey
    Fears of the Ebola contagion breaking out stateside have fueled a curious boom in industrial-grade protective gear.Since the first case of the Ebola virus was confirmed in Dallas, Rick Pedley noticed an unusual blip in sales at his online store, PK Safety. His regular customers, most of whom work in hazardous environments like construction sites or claustrophobic drainage pipes, bought protective gear at a rate of about 150 orders per day. That gear included gloves, hard hats and the occasional hazmat suit. Now there are plenty of newcomers, shoppers who evidently fear their communities might become hazardous. Orders have doubled....
  • How to solve global warming in 2 easy steps: It starts with a skyscraper full of vegetables

    10/05/2014 9:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Week ^ | October 3, 2014 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Most clear-thinking people can see by now that there isn't going to be a functioning global carbon emissions abatement scheme in the foreseeable future. Whether or not that's a good thing (and I think it is) is a separate question. Because regardless, we should look at the world as it is. Now of course, excessive carbon emissions into the atmosphere remain a serious concern and a real problem. So what can we do to solve it? First, let's look at the main sources of carbon emissions. The two big ones are energy production and agriculture, which is set to explode...
  • School Meal Costs Expected to Triple in Fiscal Year 2015

    10/05/2014 7:18:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 4, 2014 | William Bigelow
    Local school districts around the country are going to take a huge financial hit in fiscal year 2015 because the cost of the school lunches they offer is expected to triple. The combination of escalating costs because of harsher restrictions and the dwindling number of students enrolled in the program, which limits reimbursements from the federal government, are going to rigger the enormous rise in costs, according to the School Nutrition Association (SNA). SNA is comprised of 55,000 school nutrition professionals around the country. SNA CEO Patricia Montague said, "School nutrition professionals have led the way in promoting improved diets...
  • I Dont Want to Marry a Man Who Will Feed Our Kid McDonalds

    10/02/2014 8:29:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 1, 2014 | Sandria M. Washington
    Ideas. Am I cursing my future children to a life of being social outcasts because mommy wants to feed them green smoothies? Right now, there are at least a handful of people who I KNOW will never babysit my imaginary, yet-to-be born child. As far as theyre concerned, my baby will be more under wraps than Blanket Jackson was. Yes, I want nothing more than to have a full stock of potential babysitters, but sometimes these peoplemy friendssay things that make me get the Scooby Doo face. Your kids aint gon have any friends! Im going to feed your kids...
  • First lady to children: Dont be mad over healthier school lunches

    09/27/2014 12:32:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    First lady Michelle Obama said it was "natural" that kids are "grumbling" over new requirements for schools to fill vending machines and lunch lines with healthier food, but that it would not deter her from improving child nutrition. "Change is hard," the first lady said in an interview with Channel One. "And the thing about highly processed, sugary, salty food is that you get addicted to it. I dont want to just settle because its hard." The first lady said she knew children "are grumbling because they have to make changes," and said her daughters roll their eyes when she...
  • Famed Chef Emeril Lagasse Says Obama May Drive Him Broke

    09/26/2014 12:53:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | September 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Famed chef Emeril Lagasse says that its becoming all but impossible to be a successful restaurateur in America today. The government just gets in the way too much. Lagasse specifically singled out the current presidents policies. Its becoming a very challenging industry to become a very successful average restaurateur, continued Lagasse. I cant charge $300 a person in my restaurant or I would not be in business. Am I using any different ingredients? Not really. Am I using any caliber of service staff? I dont think so. I think our service is as good or better than most places. And...
  • The Climate Change Industry

    09/26/2014 8:38:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/26/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The "climate change industry" has become such a religion of environmentalism gone berserk that they are now trying to ban farming
  • Workers of the World, Goodbye

    09/23/2014 7:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | September 22, 2014 | Jim Goad
    There was something pathetically nostalgic at the specter earlier this month of fast-food workers demanding compensation to the tune of $15 an hour for performing jobs that require almost no skills beyond not being in a coma. It recalled a halcyon age very long ago when management depended on menial labor, when a general strike of unskilled workers could bring bosses to their knees. But now a company called Momentum Machines is touting a device that can allegedly shoot out 360 custom-ordered and fully wrapped burgers per hour, rendering the very idea of an exploited and undercompensated fast-food worker a...
  • Bear Hunt in Northern Wisconsin

    09/22/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Bears in Northern Wisconsin The gun culture permeated the part of Wisconsin where I grew up. In that area and time, we did not think of it as a separate culture. The gun culture and the culture were one and the same. Guns and hunting were simply integral parts of everyday life. If a boy was not a hunter, he aspired to be one. There was considerable game, ruffed grouse, woodcock, rabbits, squirrel, ducks, geese, deer, mink, muskrats, raccoon, fox and ...bear. There were not very many bear. In my first 18 years, with nearly a decade spent wandering...
  • Russians Just Bought Americas Most Beloved Crappy Beer

    09/22/2014 6:51:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 117 replies
    munchies.vice.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Hilary Polack
    WatchSections Russians Just Bought Americas Most Beloved Crappy Beer Written by HILARY POLLACK September 19, 2014 / 4:15 pm Say goodbye to Pabst Blue Ribbons status as our nations most iconic cheap beer. For the past 170 years, Pabst Blue Ribbon has been a staple in the diets of American college students, starving artists, and broke drunks. And its likely to maintain that status for years to comebut it will now be in the hands of Russians....
  • Letter Re: What Retail Might Look Like at TEOTWAWKI

    09/17/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 9/14 | Dave
    Another thing to point out is the amount of time it takes to get back on track following a disruption in supply. Take a blizzard that shuts down a distribution center for a day. The way things work is that shipments are coming in constantly, but they are timed so that basically only the items projected to be necessary are delivered. There are not warehouses full of every item imaginable that can just be run out to a store. Now a blizzard not only shuts down the warehouse and its delivery vehicles, but it shuts down the trucking that supplies...
  • Chick-fil-A releases records of Thornton breast cancer survivor who alleges discrimination(hatefest)

    09/16/2014 9:38:14 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 17 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | 9-16-14 | RandallFlagg
    THORNTON, Colo. - Chick-fil-A is releasing an employee's "disciplinary documents," after the company demoted her following surgery for breast cancer. However, employment law attorneys call the documents "suspect."
  • Nanny State: Vermont Bans Desserts in School

    09/16/2014 5:09:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    In what may be the ultimate Nanny State move, Vermont has outlawed consuming or bringing brownies, cakes, or cookies to school. The mandates are part of a new program titled Smart-Snacks-in-Schools and will apply to lunch items, vending machines, and fundraising events between midnight and half and hour after school. Boston.com reported:
  • McDonald's Is Quietly Copying Chipotle's Strategy ("Customization")

    09/12/2014 12:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Trove ^ | September 6, 2014 | Ashley Lutz, Business Insider
    McDonald's just expanded a test for burgers that are 100% customizable. The brand hopes the strategy, which is currently in four restaurants in San Diego, California, could help attract a younger crowd and revive lagging sales. Many analysts believe that the customization will soon become widespread at McDonald's and allow it to better compete with fast-casual competitors like Chipotle. Chipotle is largely successful because the ingredients for its burritos, bowls, tacos, and salads are entirely selected by customers, who increasingly crave tailored options and high-quality ingredients. Dominique Zamora at Foodbeast tried out the process, which also has elements of fast-casual...
  • Then they came for the Roquefort

    09/09/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 09/09/2014 | Kemberlee Kaye
    According to The Week, the FDA is out to regulate away our freedom to partake in French cheese: New FDA restrictions on the levels of harmless bacteria found in imported cheese have effectively banned a number of artisan French cheeses, including Roquefort, Morbier, and Tomme de Savoie. The restricted bacteria already exist in the human stomach, and the banned cheeses have not changed their recipes for years. While the restriction is already affecting imports, domestic cheese producers are under the FDA gun, too. Raw milk cheesemakers may be put out of business over a change they say is capricious at...
  • Psychologist: Minorities Are Obese Because of Racism

    09/08/2014 11:10:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | September 8, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 Psychologist: Minorities Are Obese Because of Racism Are racial microaggressions making you fat? One professor at an N.J. public university thinks so. By Katherine Timpf A study by Rutgers University Newark claims that minorities are obese because racial microaggressions cause them to eat fast food and avoid exercise. When you are exposed to negative stereotypes, you may gravitate more toward unhealthy foods as opposed to healthy foods, said Luis Rivera, the experimental social psychologist who conducted the study. You may have a less positive attitude toward watching your carbs or cutting back on fast food, and...
  • Fast Food Workers in for Big Surprise

    09/04/2014 3:46:52 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    6foot2inhighheelshoes.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    Sept 4, 2014 Statistically, minimum wage earners tend to be young, and don't have the experience or knowledge to predict the outcome of a federally mandated $15 minimum wage. If they understood the incentives of corporate investors, inventors, endemic Washington cronyism, or even basic economics, they might think twice about doing "whatever it takes". One of the interesting things about life is that no matter how backwards our culture or government is, technology marches on, and the latest foot soldier is this: (picture at http://www.6foot2inhighheelshoes.com) Along with automated credit card kiosks, fast food is about to change, and probably for...
  • LA Restaurants Enact 3% Surcharge For Healthcare Costs

    09/04/2014 1:15:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | September 3, 2014 | Paul Bois
    On Tuesday, LA Weekly reported that several upscale restaurants in the City of Angels will be adding a 3 percent surcharge to cover their employees' healthcare costs, a trend that has been gaining steam since the Affordable Care Act launched nearly one year ago. Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent surcharge to customers' checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs. Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will be duplicating...
  • Tips for living: 'The Provident Prepper' gives solid, clear info on getting prepared (Book review)

    09/03/2014 1:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Margot Hovley
    Kylene and Jonathan Jones' book "The Provident Prepper" (Plain Sight Publishing, $16.99) gives straight forward and easy-to-understand details on emergency preparedness. It's a great resource for families or individuals who'd like to learn how to take care of the necessities during an emergency. Written in conversational style, readers can adapt the information to fit their situations. The 358-page book has sections on a variety of topics including survival kits; communication; water storage and purification; food and fuel storage; emergency heating; lighting; and cooking. Here are a few tips the husband and wife team share: In the case of an emergency...
  • What Makes People Happier than Sex and Chocolate? (a surprising answer)

    09/02/2014 1:51:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    aleteia ^ | SUSAN E. WILLS
    Womens magsat least the ones that line supermarket check-out countersseem obsessed with the euphoria-producing properties of sex and fine chocolates. Mens mags seem focused on the latest coolest stuff that will make them desired by women and envied by men. A new study suggests both men and women might be better off looking into...scrapbooking. An Opinion Matters study surveyed 2,040 adults in the United Kingdom, and found that 80% of respondents were happiest when reminiscing about old times with friends and family. Chocolate (at 17%) and even sex (38%) fell behind reminiscing (45%) in providing a greater, more prolonged...
  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    09/01/2014 10:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | September 1, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Labor Day is no time for a non-union barbecue, says the nations labor movement. To help the shoppers, Big Labor has issued a list of union-made food and drinks that should be served at the backyard feast today. Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer holiday season. While the day honors the hardworking men and women who make this nation go and grow, the weekend also gives us a chance for one more big backyard barbecue blowout. Heres some union-made food and drink to get your barbecue off to a great start, said the AFL-CIO. They forwarded the...