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  • Seattle Soda Tax Not Doing Too Well

    01/31/2018 1:30:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The WasteWatcher (Citizens Against Government Waste) ^ | January 11, 2018 | Spencer Chretien
    While the rest of us were popping champagne to celebrate the arrival of 2018, Seattle greeted the New Year with a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on sweetened beverages. It was needed, former Mayor Ed Murray once said, for a host of noble reasons: to reduce sugar consumption; to raise revenue for important projects like a year of “free” community college for all graduating public high school students; and, to subsidize purchases of healthy foods by low-income families.Before he resigned in disgrace over multiple allegations of personal misconduct, Murray considered the soda tax one of his greatest accomplishments, a “cutting...
  • Pictures show empty shelves at Whole Foods stores across the country, thanks to their new policy

    01/19/2018 6:17:46 AM PST · by grundle · 157 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 19, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Pictures show empty shelves at Whole Foods stores across the country, thanks to their new policy Whole Foods used to keep a large amount of extra stock in back rooms and freezers so it could restock its shelves as soon as merchandise was sold (which pretty much all supermarkets do). However, according to Business Insider, the chain has recently gotten rid of that policy, and replaced it with a new policy that transfers items directly from delivery trucks to store shelves. This is causing many store shelves to be empty.This new policy was started prior to the chain’s recent purchase by...
  • An artisan’s exchange Local business women to open new farmers market

    01/17/2018 5:27:35 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA — When Pam Chandler teamed up with Lisa Thompson to start a new farmers market, the duo didn’t expect the vendors at the market’s debut would be all women. Chandler, general manager at the Sierra Vista Co-op, came up with the idea to start the Sierra Vista Food Co-op Community Market with Thompson, owner of Thunder Mountain Alpaca Ranch, as a way to give business owners the chance to reach out to different clientele. The market will launch Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open the first Saturday of every month in front of the...
  • Bacon Makes Every Day Better

    12/30/2017 5:27:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 28 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-30-17 | MOTUS
    It’s the day we’ve been waiting for all year: NATIONAL BACON DAY! That’s right: bacon, bacon, bacon!!Okay!Of course there’s your standard bacon and eggs way to start the day. WARNING: In the time it takes you to watch this bacon equivalent of your cable company’s yule log video you could actually cook your own bacon and eggs for breakfast. But why settle for the ordinary when you can Make America’s Eggs Great Again: breakfast potato bacon bombs!Okay, maybe because it will be time for lunch by the time they’re done. Best to settle for simplicity.Of course after all that bacon...
  • When Virtue Signalling Goes Horribly Wrong

    12/22/2017 6:14:03 AM PST · by x1stcav · 18 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 12/21/17 | Chris Menahan
    On Wednesday, HuffPost writer Andy Ostroy attempted to virtue signal as a progressive liberal by attacking Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina as a token black man and a "manipulated prop" being used to sell the Republican's newly passed tax bill. "What a shocker... there's ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop," Ostroy tweeted. "Way to go @SenatorTimScott."
  • Arizona seeks to impose Medicaid work requirements

    12/20/2017 4:43:11 PM PST · by x1stcav · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/17 | Nathaniel Weixel
    Arizona is seeking to impose work requirements on many of its Medicaid beneficiaries under a new waiver submitted to the Trump administration this week. The waiver would require able-bodied adults between the ages of 19 and 55 — with certain exemptions — to work, attend school or go to employment support and development programs for at least 20 hours a week. Those who fall under the requirements would have six months to meet them before losing coverage, though they could re-enroll after complying. The state is also proposing to impose a five-year lifetime limit on Medicaid for “able-bodied” people. Arizona...
  • My formula for a joyous Christmas dinner!

    12/19/2017 3:53:02 AM PST · by papertyger · 20 replies
    Self | December 12, 2017 | Papertyger
    As we all know, planning and preparation are key to a successful holiday dinner with family; most especially with family members we know take a rather “different” view of politics than we do. And because nothing makes for a more joyous holiday meal, rich in the warm glow of satisfaction, and easing the digestion like kicking the snot out of pontificating liberal family members, I submit to you my fellow FReepers, a rhetorical gift: my formula for a joyous Christmas dinner. It goes something like this: The guy you hate has made a whole bunch of public promises that, at...
  • California Assembly Woman Seeks to Ban Cast Iron Skillets (satire)

    12/10/2017 7:46:07 PM PST · by Michael.SF. · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/10/2017 | myself
    Troubled by the use of this cooking mainstay as a murder weapon, a member of the California State Assembly, Beverly Colinas of Baldwin Park, has introduced a bill to ban the use of cast iron frying pans. “These pans have been used for years, by both womyn and men, not just for cooking, but also as a murder weapon. I do believe it is time for all womyn to speak out on this issue.” Ms. Colinas explained. Troubled by reports of killings in both Bozeman and Bellingham Ms. Colinas elaborated: “My district includes Baldwin Park. Maybe it is a coincidence:...
  • WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD O' DIABEETUS (blood glucose monitor recommendations plz)

    12/05/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 143 replies
    12/5/17 | marty_f
    Well, your ollll' marty was recently diagnosed with early stage Type II Diabeetus. Doc prescribed pills that sound like some Yankee RINO's name: "Metformin." I'm doing all the Intarweb research that I can on the topic but I'd like to hear FReepers' personal takes on what to look for in a blood glucose monitor. I figure if I'm going to be using this monitor for awhile it should be a good one. The one the Doc suggested -- that my insurance would most readily pay for -- doesn't get good reviews at all ("wildly inaccurate readings"). Your input please!
  • ‘Body-Positive’ Activists Upset Thin Reality Star Titled Her Book ‘Body Positive’

    12/01/2017 8:41:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    “Body-positive” activists are upset that reality TV star Louise Thompson titled her upcoming book “Body Positive,” claiming the actress is stealing language that’s actually meant to describe obesity-acceptance. According to the Bookseller, “Body Positive” details Thompson’s transformation from “an anxiety-ridden party girl, battling with mental health and an unhealthy relationship with eating” to a woman who found “happiness, calm, direction and self-love” through better relationships with fitness and food. Immediately after The Bookseller tweeted about the book, people took offense to the title: Made in Chelsea's @LouiseAThompson is publishing a recipe and fitness book with @YellowKiteBooks: https://t.co/saVFS88Baj pic.twitter.com/D76O3JNM7l — The...
  • Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban

    11/30/2017 2:05:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 29, 2017 | Monica Sanchez
    Scientists are calling for a worldwide ban on glitter, warning that the arts and crafts supplies are a hazard to the environment, particularly the ocean. Dr. Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University in New Zealand, told The Independent that “all glitter” should be banned because it’s microplastic. “Microplastics are fragments of plastic less than 5 millimetres in length. Their size makes them an appealing – though dangerous – food item for many animals,” writes The Independent. “Not only have marine animals from plankton to whales been documented eating plastic, often with fatal consequences, microplastics can end up inside...
  • American troops celebrate Thanksgiving thousands of miles away from home

    11/23/2017 8:36:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | November 23, 2017 | CBS News
    SOUTH KOREA — Thousands of miles away from home, U.S. troops in South Korea marked the annual holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday. A traditional meal including turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing was served to soldiers at Camp Humphreys, which is just 60 miles from the border with North Korea. The U.S. soldiers said the Thanksgiving meal reminded them of home. “This Thanksgiving meal today prepared for us is absolutely amazing. They’ve really outdone themselves. I do have family back out AT home. I have a wife and two beautiful daughters. I miss them very much but I’m here now and...
  • Remember When: Neighborhood shopping districts had everything for holidays

    11/22/2017 2:34:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | November 20, 2017 | Tom Mooney
    With Black Friday nearly upon us, are any of you folks thinking “Oh, no — I’m still recovering from last Christmas and all the running around?” Believe it or not, through much of the last century, you generally didn’t have to travel downtown or to a mall to buy what you needed for holidays, or any other time of year for that matter. Most American towns had one or more little walkable neighborhood shopping districts, and they’re a forgotten piece of our history. Let’s take a look at daily and holiday shopping, mid-20th-century style. Here are my top 10 things...
  • Business Is Booming for America’s Survival Food King

    11/22/2017 1:46:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | November 22, 2017 | Amanda Little
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-11-22/business-is-booming-for-america-s-survival-food-king
  • Vertical farming, first of its kind coming to Vermont (12 jobs)

    11/21/2017 4:51:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WFFF-TV ^ | November 21, 2017 | Torrance Gaucher
    Barre, VT - In late November most farmers are getting the winter cover crop in the ground. But, two farmers are preparing crops as if it were spring. Vermont is well know for agriculture, and in Barre a first of it's kind farm is coming to the state, vertical farming. "It's growing horizontally in layers or in our case vertically, and we go up 16 feet," said Greg Kelly. He and Jake Isham are co founders of Ceres Greens. The two men are taking farming to the next level, growing produce indoors, in vertical tubes. "What this industry is able...
  • Tyson Foods: New Facility in Tennessee to Create 1,500 Jobs

    11/20/2017 2:04:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 20, 2017 | Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press
    HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday. The new plant in Humboldt, about 85 miles northeast of Memphis, will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide, the Springdale, Arkansas-based company said in a statement before a news conference. The plant will help it meet strong consumer demand for its chicken. The announcement marks the second major economic development project Tyson has...
  • Socialist Students Reject Food Drive Challenge [semi-satire]

    11/20/2017 10:28:00 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    At Kent State University in Ohio, two left-wing student clubs—the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and the Socialist Collective (SC)–rejected a challenge from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA) to see which organization could gather the most food for poor people in a campus-wide canned food drive. YDSA chapter co-chair, Ethan Comeriato, explained “While in the short run the food drive would benefit the public our participation would detract from our long-term goal of helping the poor through socialism. The flaw in all charitable giving is that the giver has the option to refuse. In...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • New food delivery service brings 200 jobs to Huntsville

    11/19/2017 11:03:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | November 18, 2017 | Christine Mitchell
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — There’s a new way to “order up” in Huntsville! Waitr is an app that lets you order from your favorite Huntsville restaurant, then sends someone to deliver it to you for a flat fee of $5. The flat fee is the same no matter the distance from the restaurant or whether you order one meal or 20....
  • Controversial Ruling Says Organic Crops Don’t Have to Grow in Soil

    11/16/2017 10:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sierra Magazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Katie O'Reilly
    Is soil an essential element of organic farming? Or can a crop grown in a soil-free container still be considered organic? Since the launch of the National Organic Program in 2000, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic crop systems have been eligible to use the coveted USDA Organic seal on their products, so long as their operations comply with all other USDA organic regulations. But some organic farmers say healthy soil is the non-negotiable foundation of organic methods, and for years they have objected to the inclusion of hydroponics in organic certification. In recent months, the discussion over organic hydroponics has become...