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  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 135 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • The fried-chicken wars: Inside KFC’s weird new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A

    05/26/2015 5:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | May 25, 2015 | Drew Harwell
    These are dark days for KFC's once-dominant chicken empire. After five years of crumbling sales, the extra crispy mega-chain, which in 2012 lost its throne as America's top chicken seller to Chick-fil-A, now makes less money than eateries half its size, like Applebee's and Panera Bread. Now, 75 years after "Colonel" Harland Sanders first served his original recipe at a six-seat dining table in rural Kentucky, the chain is betting $185 million on a massive, bizarre turnaround campaign in hopes of winning a seat again at the fast-food table. The chain is blasting out TV ads, offering new Southern-style grub...
  • National restaurant chain offers veterans a free meal

    05/24/2015 3:28:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KFOX-TV ^ | May 24, 2015 | Victor Venegas
    EL PASO, Texas -- On the day to remember America's war dead, Twin Peaks is saying thank you to military veterans by offering a free meal this Memorial Day. The national chain is making the meals available to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces at all its locations in the Borderland and across the country. The offer is valid for lunch or dinner. Veterans will get to choose a free entrée from a special menu, which includes Blackened Chicken Quesadillas and Fish Tacos.
  • Unilever to close last Md. factory (Baltimore, 137 layoffs)

    05/23/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 12, 2015 | Natalie Sherman
    Unilever plans to move production of vegetable oil and margarine spreads from Baltimore to Kansas beginning at the end of the month, shutting its Baltimore plant and laying off 137 workers. The consumer goods giant plans to shift operations from its Southwest Avenue factory to Olathe, Kansas, where it performs similar work and embarked on a $152.5 million expansion in 2013. Unilever informed Maryland regulators of the layoffs, which begin this month, in a notice last month, as required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The plant is slated to close by the end of September. The Southwest...
  • World’s Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 100 Times More Food Than Other Farms [Video]

    05/21/2015 12:41:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jan Omega
    When it comes to farming, there is no better time than now to get into the field. Thanks to technological advances ushered in by the green movement, farming has evolved from a traditional means to sustain a personal living to a science with the potential to feed millions. The Inquisitr previously reported on how technology-assisted farming has become a blessing to others. Former NFL football player, Jason Brown, watched DIY videos on Youtube to learn how to grow 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers, which he donated to pantries and kitchens. In Irvine, California, an entire...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott favors wet rub barbecue, outrage ensues

    05/20/2015 6:04:50 AM PDT · by Marcus · 45 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Texans argue about a lot of things, including political issues such as education, healthcare and, of course, illegal immigration. But nothing gets the denizens of the Lone Star State exercised more, with the possible exception of football, than barbecue, more specifically the wet rub vs. dry rub question. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently came down on the wet rub side of the controversy. The San Antonio Current pretty much proposed revoking the governor’s Texas citizenship for this heresy. “Everyone knows” that real barbecue does not need sauce. It is all in the smoking technique.
  • What Will Happen to Truck Stop Towns When Driverless Truck Technology Expands?

    05/19/2015 7:56:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Route Fifty ^ | May 18, 2015 | Michael Grass
    In just a few years, communities that depend on the trucking industry for their vitality will be facing major economic disruption.Roscoe, Nebraska, is a good place to contemplate how the evolution of long-haul travel can change a community. This unincorporated settlement—some classify Roscoe as a “semi-ghost town”—sits about seven miles east of the city of Ogallala along U.S. 30, which follows the old Lincoln Highway route and before that, various overland migration trails to California, Oregon and Utah. Just off U.S. 30, opposite the Union Pacific freight-rail tracks, there’s an abandoned gas station with its former pump, pictured above, standing...
  • Feds Warn Lenders Not to Deny Loans to Welfare Recipients [semi-satire]

    05/15/2015 6:45:33 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2015 | John Semmens
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned financial institutions that they could be prosecuted if they deny home loans to persons subsisting on welfare benefits. CFPB Director Richard Cordray asserted that "placing ability to repay ahead of need is contrary to federal regulations. Just because a person cannot support himself or herself doesn't mean he or she should be excluded from the benefits of home ownership. Every person has an inalienable right to own a home. Lenders have a moral obligation to help people achieve this right." "For banks to argue that the risks of default and foreclosure should preclude...
  • NYC will get 500 solar-powered food carts this summer (100 earmarked for disabled veterans)

    05/15/2015 1:37:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Treehugger ^ | May 12, 2015 | Derek Markham
    In a pilot program designed to reduce GHG emissions and safety risks and provide better clean food preparation in mobile food vending, the Big Apple will be home to the next generation of eco-friendly food carts.Food carts, while being convenient for consumers and a good small business venture for foodies and entrepreneurs, are also a source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollution, as well as being potential public safety hazards from their onboard propane tanks. And in a metropolis like New York City, with some 8000 mobile food carts on the streets, the environmental and health effects of...
  • Researchers find stronger links between diabetes and Alzheimer's

    05/13/2015 1:32:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Consumer Affairs ^ | May 6, 2015 | Mark Huffman
    With rising obesity, America faces an increased number of type 2 diabetes cases. With an aging Baby Boom generation, the country is bracing for an increase in Alzheimer's disease. Could the two be related? Previous studies have hinted at such a link. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say they have nailed down the connection. Their study, using mice, found that elevated glucose in the blood – a primary consequence of diabetes -- can rapidly increase levels of amyloid beta, which shows up in brain plaques in Alzheimer’s patients. The buildup of these plaques is...
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Whole Foods Shocked: Millennials Are Broke, Don't Want to Pay for Anything

    05/08/2015 9:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | May 8, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Washington Post, however, has a story with the headline: "Whole Foods is Learning that Millennials Aren't Who it Thought They Are." I think a lot of people are starting to figure this out. "For years, Whole Foods has thrived by selling pricey food with a promise that it is better for you, better for the planet, and better overall. The mantra has proved so successful that it has helped the high-end supermarket chain to expand from its flagship store in Austin, Texas, to more than 400 locations. But lately, Whole Foods' model hasn't looked quite as...
  • Hispanic barbecue owners to host ‘White Appreciation Day’ at Colorado eatery

    05/08/2015 1:34:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)DENVER — Black History Month is February. Hispanic Heritage Month is Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. And at one Colorado barbecue joint, June 11 is White Appreciation Day. Two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez, who recently bought Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colorado, have decided to offer a 10 percent discount that day to white customers. “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” Mr. Antillon told 9News in Denver. “We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” It...
  • School Lunch: Opting Out is Not an Option

    05/06/2015 11:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    US News & World Report's Eat & Run Blog ^ | April 28, 2015 | Chef Ann Cooper
    All children, regardless of their circumstances, deserve safe, nourishing and delicious school meals.One of the best ways to help district nutrition programs as they transition to healthier food is to buy school lunch for your children. When I talk with parents about school food, many are so disappointed in the options their schools provide that they’ve simply opted out. They pack their children’s lunches every day, giving up on their school’s nutrition program as a lost cause. I understand and support parents who insist their children eat healthfully and responsibly. My dream is a nation in which all food –...
  • Can Amazon Be An Online Price Club That Tempts Vending Operators?

    05/01/2015 2:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Vending Marketwatch ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emily Refermat
    Amazon.com, a leader in the world of online retailing, is making waves due to the recent launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com that combines the selection, convenience and value with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses. It was one of the reasons Amazon had a booth at the NAMA OneShow last week in Las Vegas, NV. I stopped in while walking the show and talked to the representatives. They were announcing the Amazon Business opportunity and gauging the interest from operators. From what I’ve seen so far, while Amazon Business is in its early stages,...
  • FDA Follies, Part 1

    04/29/2015 9:24:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/29/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    Regular readers of this column are aware that I am no fan of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Let’s examine the agency’s official mission… Here’s the first paragraph: “FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” Good stuff. But now, take a look at the second paragraph: “FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping...
  • Masaharu Morimoto's White Houses State Dinner Menu (for Japanese PM)

    04/29/2015 4:56:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 28, 2015
    The White House gave a sneak peek today at the food and décor for the Tuesday night State Dinner in honor of Japan’s prime minister and his wife. The guest chef for the evening will be Masaharu Morimoto of “Iron Chef” and the Morimoto restaurants in New York and Philadelphia. The first course for tomorrow’s State Dinner is a toro tartare and Caesar sashimi salad.Morimoto has been working with White House Executive Chef Cris Comerford and Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison on the menu, a celebration of American cuisine with Japanese touches. The first course, Toro Tartare and Caesar Sashimi...
  • 10 Things to Do on the Day The Economy Collapses

    04/28/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by ClaudeDavis · 172 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | C. Davis
    “Most of us are so used to running out to the supermarket or to Wal-Mart for whatever we need that we never even stop to consider what would happen if suddenly we were not able to do that. Already the U.S. economy is starting to stumble about like a drunken frat boy. All it would take for the entire U.S. to resemble New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina would be for a major war, a terror attack, a deadly pandemic or a massive natural disaster to strike at just the right time and push the teetering U.S. economy over the edge.”...
  • Paula Deen lands on her feet

    04/27/2015 10:28:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    I noticed that my Congressman (Roe TN-1) was in Pigeon Forge this past weekend to welcome Paula Deen. Recall that she got the business not too long ago for thoughtcrime. Thought some FReepers who might be coming to East Tenn for vacation or passing through might be interested. Menu looks mouth watering.
  • College Apologizes for Serving Mexican Food During Sci-Fi Event

    04/16/2015 10:53:12 AM PDT · by rightistight · 61 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/16/15 | Aurelius
    Stevenson College is apologizing to its students for serving Mexican food during "Intergalactic" night. In a letter sent out to students, the college apologized for having "a Mexican food buffet," while also featuring spaceships and aliens. The college received complaints saying the combination was racist because of the association between Mexicans and illegal immigrants. "We would never want to make a connection between individuals of Latino heritage or undocumented students and "aliens" and I am so sorry that our College Night appeared to do exactly that," wrote Carolyn Golz, who had taken this picture of the activities before the complaints:...
  • 10 Things to Have Ready before the Huge EMP !!!

    04/20/2015 9:54:05 AM PDT · by ClaudeDavis · 206 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | Claude Davis
    Dr. Peter Pry (Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security) warns that the consequences - of not being prepared for this event - are much more severe than one may think: “within a year of an EMP event at least 2 thirds or the us population will perish from starvation, disease and social collapse” Former CIA double agent (Reza Kahlili) who spent time in the Iranian Army confirmed that the Iranian have conducted missile tests of ships in the Caspian See that are consistent with an EMP attack: “They are going to get to the Gulf...
  • School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

    04/19/2015 10:38:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2015 | Christine Armario
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. Instead of providing low-income students free or reduced-price meals in the cafeteria, they're increasingly serving all children in the classroom. Food policy advocates say the change increases equity, however, it's fueled a backlash from parents and teachers. They contend that it takes up class time that should be devoted to learning and wastes food by serving it to kids who don't want or need it....
  • Chipotle Rival Vies to Become Official Fast Food of Hillary Clinton Campaign [Satire]

    04/18/2015 1:20:09 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 10 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 18, 2015 | Dignitas News Team
    As the 2016 Presidential campaign heats up, competition among the candidates has spilled over into the fast-food industry, with eateries across the country wooing White House hopefuls in much the same way politicians seek out votes. Given the notoriety of Hillary Clinton's recent stop at a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Ohio, Los Angeles-based Pink Taco is vying to become the official fast-food choice of the former First Lady's 2016 campaign. "When we heard Hillary Clinton liked Mexican food, we were excited to have her as part of the Pink Taco team," stated a company spokesman in a recent press conference. Noting that their...
  • What do you do with your coffee used coffee grounds?

    04/17/2015 3:23:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    4/17/2015 | Nikos1121
    This post is in follow up to "ken5050" posting about "what kind of coffee maker do you use?" Posted on ‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2015‎ ‎1‎:‎23‎:‎50‎ ‎PM by ken5050 I started saving my grounds as a compost for my herb garden. I'm not sure if it will over power them or be balanced. So I googled the topic and not surprisingly someone else has already thought about it. Please check out the following and share what you do with them. https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Uses+for+Coffee+Grounds
  • What kind of coffee maker do you use?

    04/14/2015 10:23:50 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 160 replies
    one man's opinion...
    So this morning, while rinsing out the carafe of my Black & Decker coffee maker, I accidentally banged it against the side of the sink, cracking it. Frustrating, but no big deal. Go to WalMart.com..find out I can buy a replacement for $9.87. But then I noticed that I can buy a whole new machine..INCLUDING carafe..for $17.88. Yup..digital, programmable, auto-brew..with a two hour automatic shut-off. Which got me thinking....
  • Halal or Not? Eating Your Wife if You Are Hungry...

    04/11/2015 4:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    CairoScene ^ | 4/9/15
    We apologise for this aneurysm inducing news, but seriously a Mufti in Saudi Arabia has just declared that a Muslim can cannibalise his wife. You heard correctly: Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, a man of religious power in Saudi Arabia, believes it is halal to eat your wife. Clarifying his stance, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah explains that literally eating your wife is permitted only if you're extremely hungry. Translating what appeared on multiple Arab websites (here, here, here, here and here): “A fatwa attributed to the Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah, which allows a man to eat his...
  • High-tech vertical farming facility taking shape in north Pasadena (Texas)

    04/11/2015 7:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Pasadena Citizen ^ | April 10, 2015 | Kristi Nix
    Pasadena city officials recently signed a letter of intent to develop a vertical farming facility and education center in north Pasadena through an agreement with Indoor Harvest Corp., a Houston-based company that designs and sells hydroponic systems and specializes in high-tech urban farming techniques. “We were looking for low-impact development projects for north Pasadena and came up with the idea of vertical farming, which seemed to be a perfect fit for that area,” Pasadena Publications Manager Wayne Holt said. “We also hope to eventually add a farmer’s market and educational programs in partnership with Pasadena ISD. This type of project...
  • McDonalds Employees Make Further Push to Automate Their Jobs

    04/11/2015 2:08:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    WorkersCompensation ^ | March 18, 2015 | Robert Wilson
    In a clearly orchestrated move, 28 McDonalds employees from around the nation filed health and safety complaints against their employer Monday, claiming they were severely burned while working and told by managers to treat the wounds with condiments. The employees were assisted in this effort by the "Fight for $15" campaign, a program launched by the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU has been attempting to unionize fast food workers, and as part of a broader effort, trying to get independent franchisees declared as "joint employers" so as to facilitate that process and gain access to the much deeper pockets...
  • Lab-Grown Burgers Become So Cheap, They Might be in Supermarkets Soon

    04/10/2015 7:44:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | April 7, 2015
    Scientists in the Netherlands are one step closer to producing a viable lab-grown alternative to the conventional beef burger patty. Last year, Professor Mark Post and his team of scientists at the Maastricht University in the Netherlands produced the first prototype of a lab-grown burger. Benefits of this new burger production method include a decrease in animal slaughter, savings in land, water, and energy use required for livestock, and a reduction in greenhouse gases. The project has faced several hurdles, though, not the least of which was the enormous price tag of 250,000 Euros, or $273,000. That was roughly how...
  • Steak eating contest – man vs dog [4 minute video]

    04/08/2015 8:00:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 19, 2015 | Furious Pete
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzZDa5c1Otg
  • Indiana state senator on Memories Pizza: That kind of thinking has no place in this town

    04/02/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I flagged this story last night on Twitter but Matt Welch already wrote the post I wanted to write this morning about State Sen. Jim Arnold. I wonder if this schmuck is misinformed about what the pizzeria owners said, as so many people burning them in virtual effigy seem to be, or if he knows and is prepared to run them out of town regardless: “The vast majority of people in this country are not going to stand by and watch that kind of activity unfold,” [Arnold] said. “If that’s their stand I hope they enjoy eating their pizza because...
  • Fast Food Workers Continue To Protest After A ‘Weak’ Raise, Demand $15 An Hour And A Union

    04/02/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) – After McDonald’s announced a $1 an hour raise, increased vacation time and educational benefits for employees in its non-franchise stores, local cashiers and cooks marched to one of the company’s restaurants Thursday. And it wasn’t to offer thanks. Dozens of protesters burst into the McDonald’s on W. McNichols and Livernois Thursday to have their voices heard, demanding raises to boost them to $15 an hour....
  • ‘Black Brunch’ Protesters Hit Atlanta on Palm Sunday: ‘You’re Scaring the Children!’

    03/30/2015 10:37:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    Like they did a week ago, ”Black Brunch” protesters hit the Atlanta area on Palm Sunday to disrupt “white spaces” by walking into restaurants, standing among diners and loudly reading statistics and proclamations regarding black oppression. Twitchy noted the latest protests, which were caught on cellphone video and spread around the Internet via social media. In this clip a man who appeared to be a manager attempted to get protesters out of the eatery to no avail — not even when a woman told them, “You’re scaring the children!” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)[continued]
  • NLRB's radicalism may destroy the franchise model

    03/30/2015 11:15:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama's National Labor Relations Board will consider a case this week with important implications for the future of the franchise industry. Last year, NLRB's lead attorney found that McDonald's corporation should be treated as a "joint employer," meaning that it be responsible for the business and labor practices at each and every one of its franchise operations. This week, an administrative law judge will determine the viability of that finding. If he confirms it, McDonald's could face numerous suits and actions from the NLRB....
  • Seders in Uniform: How American Troops Celebrated Passover During WWII

    03/29/2015 3:40:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Marjorie Ingall
    Whether in the mess hall or on a battleship, Jewish soldiers stationed all over the world still sang the Four Questions and ate matzo.Seder on the U.S.S. Astoria in the Pacific, 1945. “Lettuce au charoses.” “Kneidlach or borscht a la Sgt. Weinstein.” “Consommč [sic—the accent points the wrong way!] avec Knadlach.” “Palestine wine.” “Roast Beef Ala Yomtov.” “Iced Coca-Cola.” These were some of the dishes enjoyed by Jewish members of the military at their Seders in both European and Pacific theaters of war 70 years ago. The American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History has a file...
  • If Yelp doesn’t like religious freedom laws they should stop reviewing restaurants

    03/28/2015 12:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    By now you’ve already heard about the “backlash” being directed toward the entire state of Indiana over the recent passage of their new religious freedom law. The NCAA is hinting about moving their basketball tournament away. They might even lose their comic book convention. (How much of a “loss” that would be is subjective.) But one of the more interesting threats being made comes from the CEO of online review site Yelp. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman isn’t happy. He penned an open letter on Thursday bashing Indiana’s new religious freedom bill, railing against “laws that would allow for business to...
  • True Life In God

    03/24/2015 11:07:37 PM PDT · by believer691 · 1 replies
    TLIG.ORG ^ | 1986 | Vassula Ryden
    God has called all of you to share His Glory; He favours the humble and the innocent; above all, be pure to be able to face the Lord in good conscience; the Spirit of Grace is upon you, and each one of you has received a special grace;
  • This Longtime IHOP Owner Sold His 16 Restaurants Because of Obamacare

    03/22/2015 7:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 22, 2015 | Rob Bluey
    Four years ago, my reporting on Obamacare brought me to the city of Terre Haute, Ind. Located near the Illinois’ border, about an hour’s drive from Indianapolis, the city of 60,000 residents reminded me of the area where I grew up near Utica, N.Y. It was a brisk March morning, nearly a year after President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, and I had trekked to the Midwest with a camera crew to meet Scott Womack, owner of about a dozen IHOP restaurants in Indiana and Ohio. Womack’s testimony before Congress earlier in 2011 caught my attention and I wanted...
  • Taco Bell cashier accused of stealing customers' credit card numbers

    03/20/2015 1:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 19, 2015 | Christopher King
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)ROSWELL, GA (CBS46) - A Taco Bell cashier was caught robbing customers right in front of their eyes, according to police. Authorities said when customers would pull up to the drive-through window and hand over their credit card, Rosetta Brinson would pretend the card reader didn't work, telling customers she had to manually enter their number. Her crimes were caught on surveillance video. Brinson snapped screen shots of customers' information and would later ring up charges on their accounts. Heather Tinsley, a customer, couldn't believe it. "It's disturbing actually,” Tinsley said. “That's something you really shouldn't do." Jose Vega, a...
  • Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race

    03/19/2015 10:53:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kat Chow
    "It's also interesting because I'm actually black, but you assumed otherwise," Jay Smooth told Nancy Giles. Starbucks' campaign to get people talking about race has already birthed a very public, very cringeworthy conversation about race. Jay Smooth, a radio DJ and video blogger, was on MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes Tuesday night, discussing the coffee company's "Race Together" campaign with fellow guest Nancy Giles, a contributor to CBS Sunday Morning. As they discussed the efficacy of a campaign like Race Together — with Giles defending it and Smooth pushing back — Hayes played one of Smooth's most popular videos,...
  • Starbucks joins the race debate as clashes in Ferguson and elsewhere escalate tension

    03/18/2015 1:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Starbucks' campaign aimed at encouraging people to talk about race relations in the U.S. is the latest example of a big company trying to tie its brands to big social issues. But the move, which has sparked backlash on social media, also illustrates how those efforts can fall flat if customers don't see a clear correlation between the cause and the company's products. U.S. workers for the coffee chain that is best known for its Frappuccinos have been told to write "Race Together" on cups. The company also plans to start publishing "conversation guides" on the topic, with questions like...
  • Feds Fund “Diet Choker” Technology [semi-satire]

    03/18/2015 1:02:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    With the aid of a $148,000 federal grant, engineers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have developed what they call a “diet choker.” The device is a necklace that detects what and when a person is eating. This information is then communicated by phone. Lead researcher Majid Sarrafzadeh called the device “a breakthrough for healthy eating. If it detects excessive quantities are consumed or poor food choices are made it can be programmed to call the person’s cell phone to remind them that their choice is an unhealthy one.” “If individuals prove insufficiently motivated to alter their behavior...
  • In search of the BEST MEATBALL: What's your recipe for meatballs and marinara sauce?

    03/16/2015 12:04:27 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 88 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Meatballs and spaghetti, with a simple marinara sauce, is one of life's greatest comfort foods. I consider myself a serious cook, and I've been making the dish for years, with a few tweaks along the way. Everyone loves it...never had a complaint. But for such a simple dish, there seems to be a near infinite number of variations and possibilities. Lots of FReepers are into food, so I thought I'd throw it open for discussion (and a brief respite from all things Hillary all the time)
  • Bill Nye now agrees with Ted Cruz that GMOs are good things

    03/09/2015 5:08:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | March 9, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas told the Iowa Ag Conference that it was time to “push back” on “anti-science zealotry” concerning GMOs or genetically modified organisms, according to a Saturday story in the Washington Times. GMOs are crops that have been modified to have desirable traits, such as resistance to pests or to contain certain helpful vitamins and nutrients that they otherwise would not have. Oddly enough, Bill Nye, the former “science guy” and former GMO opponent has come around to Cruz’s point of view. Nye, who is not a scientist but played one once on Children’s television, has joined in...
  • AWG to convert 5 Dahl's to Price Chopper (Iowa supermarkets)

    03/06/2015 1:03:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Supermarket News ^ | March 6, 2015
    Associated Wholesale Grocers plans to convert five of seven Dahl’s Foods stores in Iowa to the Price Chopper banner in early April and two others, in the Des Moines market, to a new, unspecified format, according to published reports. Kansas City, Kansas-based AWG acquired the stores in January following Dahl’s bankruptcy filing in November. Price Chopper is an AWG-licensed name used by 51 members in Kansas.
  • Forget Pizza Delivery: How Drones in Construction and Agriculture Help Save Time and Money

    02/24/2015 1:49:12 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Autodesk ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jeff Walsh
    When people discuss business uses for drones, they tend to jump to the novelty end of the consumer market—from the drone hobbyist with a GoPro camera to a complete overhaul of delivery services. “In the press, you always hear that Amazon will deliver a book, or pizzas will come to your house,” says Amar Hanspal, senior vice president at Autodesk, during a recent discussion on drones at Gigaom Structure Connect. “That is a cute thing to talk about, but the real action is in B2B industrial applications. That is where we’re watching the democratization of a broad use of drones...
  • Government Panel Calls for Measures to Upgrade Our Health SATIRE

    02/23/2015 12:57:18 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) issued a 571 page report outlining its recommendations for transforming Americans' health. Citing persistent high levels of overweight and obesity, the report proposed "strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, work sites, and families." First Lady Michelle Obama hailed the report as "the guiding light toward a healthier and happier America. The notion that individuals can be left on their own to choose what they eat and how much to exercise has proven to be a failure. DGAC's call for 'trained interventionists' to take charge is the right message at the right...
  • The Best Lifestyle Might be the Cheapest Too

    02/18/2015 6:36:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Dilbert ^ | February 17, 2015 | Scott Adams
    If you were to build a city from scratch, using current technology, what would it cost to live there? I think it would be nearly free if you did it right. This is a big deal because people aren’t saving enough for retirement, and many folks are underemployed. If the economy can’t generate enough money for everyone to pay for a quality lifestyle today, perhaps we can approach it from the other direction and lower the cost of living. Consider energy costs. We already know how to build homes that use zero net energy. So that budget line goes to...
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • VANITY--Trip To NOLA Recommendations

    02/16/2015 2:13:39 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 62 replies
    Planning a 4 day trip to New Orleans. Tourism Suggestions please?