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  • Roasting pigs

    02/17/2017 7:21:38 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 2/17/17 | BahamutNS
    Short video that speaks for itself. Video Here
  • 13 pounds of horse genitals concealed in woman's luggage

    02/17/2017 4:59:43 AM PST · by tekrat · 40 replies
    ABC 2 - Baltimore ^ | 2/16/2017 | Jeff Herman
    Customs agents have seen all sorts of things come through travelers' baggage. And what they seized from two women at Washington Dulles International Airport last month may take the cake. On January 29, two women arrived from Mongolia. Customs and Border Protection officers sent them for a routine agriculture examination. What was found inside might turn your stomach. The women had a combined 42 pounds of horsemeat concealed inside juice boxes. That includes 13 pounds of horse genitals that one of the women claimed were for medicinal purposes.
  • McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day. The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. "The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president...
  • Hundreds expected to walk off work in Philly on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/15/2017 8:29:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Metro ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sam Newhouse
    President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House has been accompanied by increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration. In response, local immigrant rights activists have decided to give Philly a taste of what the world would be like if proponents of mass deportations had their way. They've planned a “Day without Immigrants” (Un Dia Sin Immigrante) protest on Thursday. “What if a good chunk of Philadelphia society was gone in one day? This is what we’re talking about,” said Miguel Andrade, an organizer with Juntos, an immigrants' activist group that is coordinating the protest. Immigrants will be “closing shops, not sending...
  • Will Mexican restaurant workers join Staten Island business boycott? (Nationwide?)

    02/13/2017 10:57:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | February 13, 2017 | Pamela Silvestri
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rumblings in the restaurant community over the weekend focused on a boycott potentially taking place on Thursday, Feb. 16, on behalf of the Mexican community. The effort purportedly will affect other industries as well. "Many Mexican [owned] stores are going to close and [Mexicans] are not going to work," said a healthcare worker who declined to give her name but lives in Tompkinsville and hails from Mexico. She will be showing up to her job that day but says her friends certainly are buzzing about it. "They are asked not to work, not to buy in...
  • Starbucks offers free legal advice to immigrant employees affected by Trump ban

    02/07/2017 5:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 7, 2017 | Marissa Wenzke
    Starbucks will offer legal advice to its employees and their family members who are immigrants affected by Donald Trump's travel ban. "Our partners (employees) and their families have questions about travel and immigration status, so we wanted to provide them with a newly developed Immigration Advisory Program to meet their needs," said Starbucks spokesperson Reggie Borges in an email. Trump's executive order bans the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. Starbucks launched its new advisory program on Monday and is offering the service to full-time and part-time employees alike. The coffee giant is working with the immigration branch of...
  • Food justice meets Black Lives Matter

    02/06/2017 4:08:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Fresno State Collegian ^ | February 6, 2017 | Marina McElwee
    Anthropology professor Dvera Saxton introduces the film ‘Soul Food Junkies’ on Feb. 3 in the Henry Madden Library Think about your favorite food. Why is it so special? Are there memories attached to that meal? Is there a tradition associated with it that makes it so special? The Food Justice Series at Fresno State is taking a closer look at food culture and encouraging students to think about their food beyond calories and nutrition. This year’s Food Justice Series kicked off with a screening of the documentary “Soul Food Junkies” on Feb. 3 in the library. The film tells the...
  • In Finally Decriminalizing Street Vending, Los Angeles Preempts Trump’s Deportation Plans

    02/03/2017 12:00:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Yes! Magazine ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mario Vasquez
    Merced Sanchez, 56, became a street vendor in Los Angeles after her storefront burned down about 10 years ago. Among the city’s street vendors—who famously provide bacon-wrapped hot dogs, chili-powdered fresh fruit, and frozen ices known as paletas to the hungry passerby—Sanchez makes her living selling clothes and hats. She says her work in Los Angeles’ downtown Pińata district isn’t easy: “You suffer from the heat, the cold, the rain.” And then there’s the police. The problem for Sanchez, and the roughly 50,000 other street vendors here, is that Los Angeles is the only major city in the United States...
  • The Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread 2/3/17

    02/02/2017 8:14:29 PM PST · by CottonBall · 99 replies
    2/2/17 | Cottonball
    Today’s recipes are Italian soups! This is in honor of my Nonna (Italian grandmother), who strangely enough, couldn’t cook anything except soup. Her soups were out of this world good. Unfortunately, I never watched her make one to learn her secret. I know she didn’t make her own stock, so that wasn’t the key. She was rather a lazy cook, so I’m guessing it had to do with some Italian ingredients that we can’t get here, or I don’t know about. So these recipes are ones I’ve found and probably modified to suit my tastes. Sorry for the lack of...
  • Starbucks Pledges to Hire 10,000 Refugees in Response to Trump’s Executive Order

    01/29/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    KTLA-TV ^ | January 29, 2017 | CNN Wire
    Starbucks says it plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in the 75 countries where it does business. Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz outlined the company’s plan in a memo sent to employees Sunday in response to President Trump’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim majority countries. “We are living in an unprecedented time,” Schultz wrote in the memo, which listed several actions the company says it is taking to “reinforce our belief in our partners around the world.” The refugee hiring proposal, Schultz wrote, will begin with a focus on people who have served with U.S. troops...
  • Why a ganjapreneur dreams of building a 100-story skyscraper to feed city dwellers

    01/29/2017 3:29:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Cannabist ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News
    According to ganjapreneur Rick Byrd, the future of farming is tall, dirtless and local. Byrd’s vision of skyscraper farms to feed city dwellers begins with a much different kind of crop: marijuana. The 45-year-old is chief executive officer and founder of Pure Agrobusiness Inc., a company that sells equipment to grow legal cannabis, a market worth $6 billion in 2016 and expected to reach $50 billion by 2026, according to Cowen & Co. Because cannabis has higher profit margins than food, and pot is mostly grown inside, Byrd said he hopes the innovations perfected by PureAgro, with the help of...
  • Pizza Hut plans to open more stores, create 11,000 jobs

    01/28/2017 1:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 19, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Pizza Hut is about to go on a hiring spree. The pizza chain said Thursday it will hire 11,000 new pizza makers, delivery drivers and store managers. "While we don't have a set deadline, we know we are headed into one of our more busy times of the year and our restaurants across the country are working hard to hire team members that will deliver a quick and reliable pizza experience for pizza lovers nationwide," Kelly McCulloch, Pizza Hut's senior director of human resources, told CNBC. The company said the hiring is part a plan to expand the number of...
  • Decode the 'Restaurant Sanctuary' Astro-Turf--Safe From American Workers

    01/25/2017 7:55:50 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    01/25/2017 | CharlesOConnell
    Yesterday at Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, I get my bill, I ask the food service professional, 'Where's the Tip Line'? (You know, the place on the Merchant Copy where you write in your 10-15%.)  This is the Roseville CA restaurant whose Owner practices Ba-Hum-Buggery. 'Oh, the Owner doesn't feel like paying the Credit Card Company the surcharge, So We Get No Tips.' (I go off on nazi restaurateurs in my comment, below.) I carry cash to give to homeless people, not for the workers who have earned my tip, deprival of which is a form of stealing a worker's wages...
  • President Trump: 133 Food and Ag Organizations Ready to Work with You on Trade

    01/24/2017 2:45:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Pork Network ^ | January 24, 2017 | Corn Refiners Association
    A total of 133 organizations and companies from the food and agriculture sector, which supports more than 15 million jobs nationally, sent President Donald J. Trump a letter this week expressing their eagerness to work with his Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while preserving and expanding the gains achieved to date. “U.S. food and agricultural exports have produced a trade surplus for nearly 50 years,” the letter notes. “Consistent growth over this period resulted in over $130 billion worth of exports, which created $423 billion in U.S. economic activity in 2015.” The letter also noted...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread - January 22, 2017

    01/21/2017 10:04:48 PM PST · by CottonBall · 118 replies
    01/22/17 | Cottonball
    Hello fellow cooks! This is Cottonball, your 2nd substitute thread poster for Jamestown1630, along with Yaelle. I decided to indulge in one of my favorite hobbies for this week’s foodie thread - I LOVE making bread. Just like growing plants, making bread for me is an act of love and creation – the little yeasties making the flour and water into something magical always excites me and gives me a feeling of accomplishment. Seeing the dough rise and take shape is like giving birth (without the pain or medical staff). I wasn’t always able to make edible bread – I...
  • VANITY-Inaugural Cake Ideas

    01/15/2017 5:39:14 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 39 replies
    I see a boatload of OLD URLS for Obozo's Inaugural Cake; mostly including a plethora of rich liberal celebrities...
  • Bunge to add plant in Indiana or Ohio

    01/10/2017 11:44:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The St. Louis Business Journal ^ | January 10, 2017 | Angela Mueller
    Bunge North American is planning to build its first new U.S. processing plant in 15 years to meet growing demand for soy products. The company is considering locations in Ohio and Indiana for the plant, which is expected to go on line by the end of 2019. No cost estimates for the project were disclosed. Tim Gallagher, executive vice president, Oilseed Value Chain for Bunge, said the company saw a need to expand its footprint in the Eastern U.S. — a key market. "A state-of-the-art facility in the Eastern Corn Belt that incorporates the latest productivity, safety and sustainability features...
  • Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

    01/05/2017 12:03:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | January 4, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FRESNO — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest. Herman, who grows figs, persimmons and almonds in the nation’s most productive farming state, said Trump’s comments pushed him to make the purchase, larger than he would have otherwise. “No doubt about it,” Herman said. “I probably wouldn’t have spent as much or bought as much machinery as I did.”(continued)
  • Vegan Eggplant Rollatini

    01/03/2017 6:29:37 PM PST · by JLatnor123 · 15 replies
    Peaceful Dumpling ^ | November 11, 2016 | Juhea Kim
    Last week I went to a vegan umami cooking class down in Chelsea. Last time I went to a professional cooking class was a vegan baking class at Blossom Bakery. That was on a Saturday morning, there was plenty of red wine involved, and it was a much smaller class (just 3 students including myself, plus our teacher) so it was very relaxed. This time it was on a Thursday night; it lasted 4 hours; we were divided into 4 teams, each team making 4 dishes with our chef and her assistants swarming around. Talk about intense! But I did...
  • The Weird Reason You Should Eat More Soup

    01/02/2017 11:24:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 15, 2016 | Cynthia Sass, Health.com
    By now, you’ve likely heard of juicing. But what about “souping”? Essentially, instead of downing green juice all day long, this cleanse involves sipping on soup. In my opinion, souping is a better option than stricter cleanses. That said, you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals in order to take advantage of soup’s health and weight loss benefits. Here, why and how to incorporate some healthful soup into your diet. A study published in the journal Appetite found that when people ate a low-calorie soup (about 130 calories for women and 170 for men) before...
  • The indoor harvest

    12/31/2016 12:48:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Western Producer ^ | December 29, 2016 | Robert Arnason
    For Randy King, the argument for indoor farming in Canada is just common sense. For one, Canada is a northern country with long winters. Two, during those long winters almost all fruit and vegetables in Canadian grocery stores are imported from Central America, Mexico or California. Three, wouldn’t it be better if Canadians grew their own fruits and veggies? “I think this is the way of the future for growing produce in northern regions,” said King, co-owner of West Grow Farms, a company with plans to build an indoor farm near Edmonton. “In order to gain food sovereignty, we need...
  • Nina Teicholz On U.S. Dietary Guidelines And LCHF Docs Under Attack

    12/30/2016 6:41:44 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 26 replies
    Livin la Vida low-carb show ^ | 2016 | Jimmy Moore
    Behind-the-scenes, so much is happening to help progress the science supporting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. One of the leading voices helping bring this about is investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, who came under fire in 2015 for her British Medical Journal article “The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” This brought on a media firestorm with public pressure being applied to the BMJ to retract Nina’s column. A bright light of hope happened recently when the...
  • Anthony Bourdain slams ‘privileged’ liberals for ‘utter contempt’ of working class

    12/30/2016 2:09:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 30, 2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    Celebrity chef and self-described “privileged Eastern liberal” Anthony Bourdain slammed his fellow leftist elites this week, arguing that their disdain for working-class Americans helped create “the upswell of rage and contempt” that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency. “The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now,” Bourdain said in an interview with Reason magazine. “I’ve spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America,” Bourdain...
  • DC restaurant won't put Trump in presidential mural (Owned by Palestinian family)

    12/29/2016 3:38:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 29, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Mama Ayesha’s restaurant Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood does not plan on painting president-elect Donald Trump into its presidential mural, the Washingtonian reported on Thursday. “Our official position is that it is not in the budget,” Amir Abu-El-Hawa, a member of the family that owns the restaurant, told the publication. The mural features the founder of the restaurant, "Mama" Ayesha Abraham, standing alongside 11 presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Barack Obama. “She was the American dream. For a Muslim and Arab woman immigrant from Palestine to come here on her own and build this business, is a remarkable legacy,”...
  • Why is KFC a Christmas tradition in Japan?

    12/25/2016 8:24:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Boing Boing ^ | December 20, 2016 | David Pescovitz
    Around Christmas, many KFC restaurants in Japan see 10 times their average daily sales. Customers order their KFC special Christmas dinner weeks in advance or wait in line for hours to score a Kentucky Christmas dinner package including chicken, side dishes, cake, and even wine. WTF??! Marketing, that's what. From the BBC: According to KFC Japan spokeswoman Motoichi Nakatani, it started thanks to Takeshi Okawara, the manager of the first KFC in the country. Shortly after it opened in 1970, Okawara woke up at midnight and jotted down an idea that came to him in a dream: a “party barrel”...
  • Michelle Obama: Presidential Election Was 'Challenging' to Watch

    12/19/2016 11:34:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 20, 2016 | Chris Fuchs
    Michelle Obama in a candid interview with Oprah Winfrey opened up for the first time publicly about the 2016 presidential campaign, calling it "challenging" for her "as a citizen to watch and experience." The first lady said it was important "for the health of this nation" that she and her husband, President Barack Obama, support President-elect Donald Trump, even though she said some political leaders didn't support her husband's presidency. "So we're going to be there for the next president and do whatever we have to do to make sure that he is successful, because if he succeeds, we all...
  • Guide to Venezuelan Charities - With Ratings

    Hunger/Poverty Charities & Non Profit Organizations In Venezuela charity-charities.org/HungerPoverty/Venezuela.html
  • Trump doesn’t threaten only President Obama’s legacy. He could ruin Michelle Obama’s, too.

    12/14/2016 2:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | December 14, 2016 | Caitlin Dewey
    The threat Donald Trump poses to President Obama’s legacy was well established from his earliest days on the campaign trail, when the businessman promised that he would abolish several of Obama's core policies. But the president is not the only Obama whose achievements President-elect Trump could roll back. The incoming president also could undo the substantial public health and nutrition changes accomplished with the urging of Michelle Obama. The first lady has spent the past eight years championing anti-obesity initiatives, pushing an aggressive policy and public-outreach agenda that has played a part in changing how millions of Americans, particularly schoolchildren,...
  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant in Michigan Closes for Predictably Marxist Reasons

    12/13/2016 8:43:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Munchies ^ | 12/12/16 | CHARLEY LANYON
    After five years of business, Grand Rapids, Michigan’s famously Marxist vegan sandwich shop is closing its doors due to bumps in the road toward what it hoped would be an egalitarian, worker-run business model. The Garden Diner and Café put Grand Rapids on the alternative diet map thanks to its widely acclaimed vegan, vegetarian, and raw food offerings. Unfortunately, the restaurant also proved the old adage that it doesn’t matter how tasty your black bean patty is if you can’t afford to pay your workers and it takes 45 minutes for you to put a sandwich together. During its tenure...
  • Asia digs deep to upgrade its agriculture

    12/11/2016 11:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Financial Times ^ | December 11, 2016 | Tadanori Yoshida, Nikkei senior staff writer
    Consider it a wake-up call from nature. Asian crops were devastated by a severe drought this year, highlighting the urgent need to stabilise farm output and brace for the consequences of climate change. And with the region's population projected to continue growing over the long term, this is no easy task. The good news is that answers are starting to emerge. Agribusinesses are harnessing information technology. Organic farms and so-called plant factories are becoming hothouses for innovation. International investors are keen to water the seeds. This week, we head out into the fields — and some cutting-edge facilities — to...
  • Indoor Farms of America Delivers First Vertical Indoor Aeroponic Farms to Native Americans

    12/07/2016 1:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | December 6, 2016
    Indoor Farms of America is pleased to announce today the delivery of the first vertical aeroponic farms to two different Native American Communities in the U.S. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446104LOGO Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446105LOGO "Our staff is very excited about these two farms, sold to Native American tribal interests and members, one in the western New York region of Salamanca, south of Buffalo, and one in Mayetta, Kansas, serving the people of the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation," said Ron Evans, President of Indoor Farms of America. Evans noted, "We had the folks from the PB Nation visit our Las Vegas...
  • Frankengrain

    12/07/2016 8:28:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | September 11, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Here’s an excerpt from the Wheat Belly Cookbook about modern high-yield, semi-dwarf wheat, what I call the “Frankengrain” because of the extensive and bizarre changes introduced into this grass by geneticists and agribusiness. (Even though a cookbook, I tried to make the Wheat Belly Cookbook a standalone book that discusses the background on why and how the Wheat Belly lifestyle yields such unexpected and extravagant health and weight loss successes. For this reason, the first 90 pages of the cookbook reiterate many of the Wheat Belly basic concepts.)From the Wheat Belly Cookbook: Wheat encapsulates a fundamental dilemma of our technological...
  • ‘Trump Fish’ restaurant opens in Iraqi Kurdistan

    12/06/2016 4:20:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump may be a McDonald’s man – but the owners of a new restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan hope his famous name will help boost sales of seafood. “Trump Fish” recently opened in the city of Duhok, the local Duhok Post reported. The restaurant uses a cartoon version Trump’s face as a logo — though his hair and eyebrows are a bright yellow rather than the burnt orange the president-elect favors. “Trump Fish” reportedly serves up grilled carp at $10.50 a plate that are caught from a nearby lake. During the campaign, Trump won fans among the Kurdish populations of...
  • A little butter on your slice of Frankenwheat? (good reason to avoid grains)

    12/06/2016 6:00:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    Wheat Belly Blog ^ | November 3, 2016 | Dr. William Davis
    Imagine that I’m a mad scientist (or perhaps just a geneticist who doesn’t blink an eye while fiddling with nature’s design) and I want to see what happens when I introduce substantial genetic changes into a chimpanzee.In my experimentation, I double the chimp’s height, change it’s hair color to yellow, induce mutations to change eye color, give it the ability to see better at night, increase muscle strength in its lower body so that it can jump long distances, and several dozen other changes. The end result looks different, acts different, has changes in physiology, its capacity to tolerate heat,...
  • Meat products from 3D printer could be the new food for aged care homes and restaurants

    12/02/2016 11:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 1, 2016 | Sarina Locke
    Meat could be used in 3D printing to produce a soft food with specific nutrients and suitable for people who have problems with chewing or swallowing. By using a meat extract as ink, layer-by-layer, a food could be created that is as soft as butter and like meat, packed with nutrients. Meat and Livestock Australia was alerted to the possibility of red meat three-dimensional printing after seeing it done with chicken meat in Germany. The research, development and marketing body has investigated a way to turn every last bit of meat from the bone into a high value product and...
  • Vegans Shriek at Beef Tallow in UK 5 Pound

    11/30/2016 5:42:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | WESLEY J. SMITH
    Vegans Shriek at Beef Tallow in UK 5 Pound Note by WESLEY J. SMITH November 30, 2016 7:59 PM Vegans in the UK are upset that they will have to touch money that contains a bit of beef tallow. From a column in The Guardian: Few industries are as secretive as the one that murders 22m animals each day in the UK alone, and the driving force for that shiftiness is a lust for profit. So the way the Bank of England tried to sneak out money containing animal products seems a fitting metaphor for the entire filthy racket. Oh...
  • Culinary Tips from a White House CHIEF Correspondent

    11/30/2016 8:47:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Judi McLeod
    Now that they’ve ‘media-monstered’ Donald Trump; now that they’ve left the people of Cuba “terrified” of facing Trump without their oppressor Fidel Castro, they’re making their living in a brand new news game called: ‘All the news fit to Tweet’ So CNN’s “enterprising” Senior White House Correspondent. Jim Acosta is being accredited for “busting” last night’s restaurant meeting starring Donald Trump, Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus in the Big Apple. OOH-EEE!!! “The location was a secret, but CNN reporter Jim Acosta happened to be dining at Jean Georges in New York City when the trio walked in. The enterprising Acosta...
  • Union Decries Trump Nominee for Department of Education [semi-satire]

    11/28/2016 10:35:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education did not sit well with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. “In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on shifting control of education into the hands of students and their parents,” she complained. “This defies logic and can only lead to the destruction of the public education system.” Weingarten dismissed the consumer empowerment concept as “a naive perspective for the delivery of as complex a product as education. Does a parent really know what’s best for her child? Can we,...
  • Donald Trump's Thanksgiving Dinner Featured 24 Dishes

    11/26/2016 12:37:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | November 25, 2016 | Jason Cumming, NBC News
    You thought you ate a lot for Thanksgiving? Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie were just the beginning as President-elect Donald Trump dined with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Their festive feast included six choices of main courses and eight different desserts — including "three-layer Trump chocolate cake." Here's what else was on the soon-to-be first family's menu. Mar-a-Lago Chilled Seafood Display Large Florida Stone Crabs Oysters on the Half Shell Jumbo Shrimp Middle Neck Clams From the Garden Mr. Trump's Wedge Salad Farm-Fresh Deviled Eggs....
  • Thanksgiving Meal Drops to Lowest Level in 6 Years

    11/22/2016 9:32:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hoosier Ag Today ^ | November 20, 2016 | Andy Eubank
    Thanksgiving week is here, so let’s talk turkey, and the price of Thursday’s meal. Nationally the cost of a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people this year is just under $50, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey. Hoosiers will pay even less than that and significantly less than a year ago. The national survey is made up of individual state surveys, and Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey is now at the lowest level since 2010. AFBF economist Dr. John Newton says the decline confirms the quality of the U.S. food supply. “I think this year’s...
  • Micro-Aggression Terror at Starbucks [semi-satire]

    11/18/2016 8:57:08 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    Customers and staff at a Portland, Oregon Starbuck's coffee shop endured a moment of pure terror when another customer asked for the name "Trump" to be written on his order. "This used to be a safe space," said a weepy barista while whipping up a Latte Venti for a cowering customer in an "I'm with her" t-shirt. "That our grief over the election results could be so disrespected so soon reaffirms our fears that a new dark age is upon us." Customer, Marcus Child admitted to "trembling in horror at the insensitivity of some people. The greatest woman in human...
  • The Village Gun

    11/17/2016 2:12:11 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Northern Wisconsin is gun culture country.  When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, everybody had a gun or three in every house.  It wasn't always so.  The Depression was a hard time for a lot of people.  My father managed to snag the Springfield model 84-C during the 1930's. He paid $5 for the rifle and $2.50 for the scope. The rifle will feed Shorts, Longs, and .22 Long Rifle interchangeably through the detachable 5 shot magazine. The scope was an old straight tube 3/4 inch 2 3/4 power. It was state of the art in...
  • Trump goes to dinner without media; wailing about ‘lack of transparency’ produces comedy gold

    11/16/2016 10:52:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/16 | Robert Laurie
    HAHAHAHAHAHA Brace yourselves. You’re in for a bit of a shock. Last night, President-elect Donald Trump went out to dinner. ...And he didn’t notify the press. I know, I know. You’re furious. I’ll give you a moment to recover.
  • Breaking News of the Day: Trump escapes media watch for family dinner

    11/16/2016 6:55:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/16 | Judi McLeod
    These ‘Stars of the Whine Cellar seem to have completely missed that transforming a nation from free market capitalism to Marxist One World Order is “breaking with tradition” President-elect Donald J. Trump is still pulling the curtain back on the high-comedy absurdity of the press. Deplorables who have had enough of them refer to the ‘journos’ of the day as “jackals”. The word jackals denotes a certain rough and ready toughness, when they much better suit the description “jackasses”.
  • What Donald Trump did for Police working at violent protests

    11/13/2016 3:07:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | November 13, 2016 | Frank Lea
    Finally there’s a President (elect) who supports police. For eight years it seems like President Barack Obama hated cops. When cops did their job, putting their life on the line, it always seemed like Obama hated on the police. It didn’t seem like he ever once in his easy life had supported the blue collar protectors of the innocent. It’s to great surprise to see that Donald Trump is already taking small steps to show his support. The video below is just a small example of his gratitude for the police officers of New York. He has provided a free...
  • Thank You to nikos1121, Host of FR’s Trump LIVE Rally Threads

    11/10/2016 12:01:27 PM PST · by Albion Wilde · 213 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | Nov. 10, 2016 | vanity
    FR's "Trump Family" supporters benefited enormously from nikos1121's colorfully illustrated daily Trump Rally Live Threads. And nikos1121’s morning pings to his Trump Family list provided, not just reminders of the day’s events, but also warm welcomes to watch the rallies together, exchange comments and memes, and share enthusiasm! His sociable hospitality, colorful maps and informative photos about the rally venues added to the anticipation. To have made time before dawn each morning for more than a year to post those threads showed great dedication on the part of a man who works full time in a demanding profession Excellently well...
  • Texas restaurant changes name to Trump Cafe ahead of election

    11/01/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KRIV-TV ^ | November 1, 2016 | Staff
    HOUSTON, TX - Many restaurants are having fun this election season with Trump and Clinton-themed foods but one Texas eatery is being anything but subtle about its choice for president. On Thursday, Bellville Café—located in Bellville, Texas about 60 miles from Houston—officially changed its name to Trump Café in honor of the businessman-turned-GOP presidential hopeful. “He loves America and we hope he will be president,” the café’s co-owner Su Hawa told The Houston Chronicle. “People like the name, they’re supporting him.” Before the name change, Belvillle Café served modern takes on casual French fare but the new menu features only...
  • Search String Result from 'Emergency Supply List Bosnian War Survivor'

    10/30/2016 4:35:44 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 64 replies
    Bing ^ | 10/30/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    Sharyl Attkisson's Full Measure News has a feature about how vulnerable the electrical grid is to disruption. It didn't take an EMP over Kansas to convince me, my family was left huddling in sleeping bags during the day time for 4 days by a tree branch shorting out a transformer at the end of my block.In 2013 some people didn't see the Bosnian War Survivor's list of 101 things you need to survive. #1 on my list is 'anything pertaining to 'How to eat' without electricity--a generator is a white elephant. Somewhere in the top 5 is going to be...
  • 'Wall' of taco trucks being erected at Trump hotel

    10/17/2016 7:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    A "wall" of taco trucks will be erected outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel before the final presidential debate there on Wednesday night. The Culinary Union, an adversary of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is going to “build” a wall of taco trucks at the hotel, according to BuzzFeed News. Trump’s hotel is located just a few miles from the site of the debate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “We’re reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November,” Yvanna Cancela, political director for the union, said....
  • Ben & Jerry’s threw its support behind Black Lives Matter. Now police group is demanding a boycott.

    10/15/2016 10:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | October 12, 2016 | Victoria M. Massie
    Black Lives Matter isn’t anti-police. Blue Lives Matter, a group of active and retired law enforcement officials, issued a statement on Monday demanding all Americans boycott Ben & Jerry’s after the ice cream maker announced its public support of Black Lives Matter last week. “Ben & Jerry’s went beyond making a statement in support of civil rights when they actively accused law enforcement of widespread racism,” Blue Lives Matter wrote. “By spreading these false and misleading statements, Ben & Jerry’s lends an appearance of legitimacy to the baseless claims that police officers are killing men based on the color of...