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  • Ex-CEO of McDonalds: $15 Minimum Wage To Cause Job Loss Like Youre Not Going to Believe

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonalds CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry its cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee whos inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries, Rensi said Tuesday. Its nonsense and its very destructive and its inflationary and its going to cause a job loss across this country like youre not going to believe, Rensi added....
  • Heres How Taco Bell Makes A Taco Shell Out Of Fried Chicken

    05/24/2016 1:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 19, 2016 | Venessa Wong
    Back in September, a small number of Taco Bell customers were introduced to a new concept: a taco shell made of fried chicken, used to make what was then dubbed the Naked Crispy Chicken Taco. It was the Tex-Mex chains response to KFCs Double Down, a sandwich that uses fried chicken fillets for buns. This creation was offered only as a small test in Bakersfield, California. It later made its way to restaurants in Kansas City in mid-April. And its not over yet. Taco Bell told BuzzFeed News that the product renamed the Naked Chicken Chalupa following the successful...
  • Idiots & Friends: Yo quiero Taco Bell!

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. Theres a funny topic. In the news recently was the story of a man named Jake Booth, who is a 35-year-old Army veteran living in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack as a result of a bad case of pneumonia and was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke from the coma on April 3, after a full 48 days of lying unconscious in a hospital bed. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw his closest friends and family members sitting anxiously by his side, waiting for him to speak his first words. You would...
  • Philadelphia Aims To Become International Hub For Indoor Farming

    05/18/2016 8:57:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | April 28, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    On the CBS3 health watch, its vertical farming. Philadelphia aims to become an international hub for indoor growing, according to a resolution passed today by city council. When growing produce we usually think of acres of farmland. Some say the next generation of farming will be in urban centers like Philadelphia, and you wont need soil or the sun, just an old warehouse. Welcome to vertical farming, where produce is grown inside, in specialized shelves that are stacked up vertically....
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Headless Zombie Fish tries to Bite

    05/16/2016 7:55:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | C Raleigh
    This bowfin is trying to fight back from becoming a meal, losing its head wont stop this determined fish. Watch a fish dinner try and turn the tables on some poor woman and bite the hand thats trying to make it into a fish fry. See the zombie fish in action here.
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb - "What we are seeing worldwide"

    05/06/2016 8:14:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    facebook ^ | March 8th | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    What we are seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking "clerks" and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think... and 5) who to vote for. With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30y of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, microeconomic papers wrong 40% of the time, the appointment of...
  • Bill de Blasio tells New Yorkers not to eat at anti-LGBT Chick-fil-A

    05/04/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the companys pro-traditional marriage views. What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong, Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info. Im certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldnt urge any other New Yorker to patronize them, he said, adding that they do have a legal right. Mr. de Blasios comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!! (Week of 4-25-16)

    04/24/2016 6:28:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 4-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Future Of Vending Machines: Freshly Made Pizza, Do-It-Yourself Muffins

    04/23/2016 7:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WBBM-AM ^ | April 14, 2016 | Vince Gerasole
    Vending machines and food might conjure up some negative images: -Shaking the machine when your potato chips get stuck. -Not the best options for dining. CBS 2s Vince Gerasole reports thats all changing. He paid a visit to a vending machine trade show in Chicago. Hows this for a treat? A TCBY yogurt with Oreo crumbs. It starts with a touch screen where you choose sizes, flavors and toppings. No, an army of oompa loompas isnt inside the big box. Its a robotic assembly line. Meanwhile, Matty Castellano is selling fresh pizza from a vending machine....
  • Japan's Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots

    04/23/2016 5:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | April 22, 2016 | Aya Takada
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-23/robots-replacing-japan-s-farmers-seen-preserving-food-security
  • Quick Followup: Autism and Vaccines

    04/21/2016 11:33:41 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 21, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, let's be clear: Autism is almost-certainly not caused by vaccines. Let's remember the first rule of observational studies, which incidentally I was surprised to find a few years ago in my daughter's High School intro-to-stats class: Observational studies can only show correlation and correlation cannot prove causation. However, the absence of correlation is damn near bomb-proof evidence that the alleged cause you believe exists is false. Measles vaccination in the US began in 1963 following approval in 1962. Within five years near-complete compliance was obtained within the US. MMR, the combined vaccine that people like to blame autism on,...
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • Hillary Clinton's love of hot sauce is not political pandering

    04/19/2016 4:05:29 AM PDT · by Marcus · 23 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    When Hillary Clinton revealed that she carries a bottle of hot sauce in her purse, some understandably speculated that she was pandering. Beyonc, after all, made a reference to hot sauce in her latest single Formation. But, as Time Magazine suggests, the revelation is a very rare example of authenticity coming from the former secretary of state
  • Germany Outlaws Sausages and Sexy Females in Ads [semi-satire]

    04/15/2016 4:22:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In a move authorities hope will reduce the frequency of sexual assault by Muslim immigrants, the portrayal of sausages and "scantily clad" women (i.e., those without headscarves) in advertisements will be banned. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said "the action is a common sense measure designed to protect our citizens from rape and molestation by those from a different culture. In interrogation after interrogation, offenders from Asia and Africa have professed themselves to be irresistibly driven to attack women shortly after viewing ads in which 'uncovered women' or 'uncovered sausages' have been shown. Rather than futilely expecting immigrants to adapt...
  • A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculture

    04/10/2016 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | April 10, 2016 | Cara Eisenpress
    Heres one way to grow food in an urban environment: Raise a school of tilapia in a tank. Filter out the nitrogen-rich waste, and let naturally occurring bacteria transform it from ammonia into nitrate. Run that naturally derived fertilizer beneath the roots of greens, herbs and peppers. Let the veggies flourish beneath LED lights. Harvest the vegetables. Later, harvest the fish. Cook and serve. Known as aquaponics, this complicated but efficient ecosystem is the latest attempt at making agriculture commercially viable in New York Cityeven though it has a spotty history, a not-quite-proven track record and plenty of skeptics. We...
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Just 90 Cents/Pint this Week. Flavor Recommendations?

    04/10/2016 7:32:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 109 replies
    Self | April 10, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    This week you can get Ben & Jerry's ice cream for just 90 cents per pint at Publix. The deal is this: Starting this Thursday (Wednesday in some stores) Ben & Jerry's will be selling for $4.79 BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE). The April 3 Red Plum had Ben & Jerry's Publix coupons for $1.50 sooo just use two of those coupons on each purchase to knock $3 off the sale price leaving your total cost at $1.79 or 90 cents per pint. I already ordered 20 Ben & Jerry's coupons online so I will be getting 20 pints...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habitbackyard chicken farminghas been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • Giant gator killed in hunt at Florida farm

    04/05/2016 3:13:14 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    local10.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Peter Burke
    PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - A giant gator killed during a guided hunt on a Florida farm could be one of the largest on record in the state. Outwest Farms in Okeechobee posted a picture of the dead gator on its Facebook page Saturday. The picture showed the gator's carcass strung up on a John Deere front-end loader with a chain around its neck. The post said the gator measured just shy of 15 feet.
  • Administration Efforts to Eliminate Red Tape Costly [semi-satire]

    04/03/2016 11:04:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    President Obamas touted plan to reduce government red tape appears to have both increased the cost of government AND the time and effort required to comply with regulations. According to the American Action Forum, measures put into place by the Administration have added a net $23 billion in costs and nearly nine million hours of extra paperwork on businesses, individuals, and government to comply with the reforms. Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the Administrations efforts, saying that a simplistic calculation of the costs and burdens unfairly muddles the distinction between eliminating bad regulations and replacing them with good regulations. The...
  • Cruz pushes mechanization as farm alternative to illegal labor

    03/30/2016 8:39:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Agri-Pulse ^ | March 30, 2016 | Philip Brasher
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is suggesting that mechanization is the answer to the labor needs of farmers who lose their access to illegal immigrants. During a CNN town hall Tuesday night, a Wisconsin dairy farmer told the GOP presidential candidate that his industry can't find enough American-born workers and that the only people willing to do this hard work are Latino immigrants. Join Farm Bureau and make YOUR VOICE stand out. Cruz didn't answer the question as it pertained to dairy producers specifically but instead responded by citing a Wall Street Journal article about an Arizona pepper grower who was...
  • Feminist picnic falls apart after no-one makes any sandwiches

    03/24/2016 6:11:12 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 48 replies
    The Daily Squat ^ | March 4, 2016 | DAVID MARRS
    The picnic was supposed to celebrate the capabilities of women in a safe, women-only environment, but things didnt quite go as planned. With the sun hanging high in the sky it seemed to be perfect weather for a picnic. But the seven proud feminist friends were in for a big surprise when none of them brought any food at all.
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/11/2016 4:54:31 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 38 replies
    Myself | March 11,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Once again I must apologize for not posting anything last week. A lot of challenges came up & bit me in the backside at different times & I could not force myself to sit down & "write" this up. So with that being said, I have a couple of different topics for this week. The first one is, for those of us who have a bit of land/space what kind of poultry do you want to raise & for what reason/s. Do you want chickens for meat or the eggs, what about bug control in your garden/s. Someone on my...
  • A Lone Ranger Campfire Cake

    03/04/2016 2:27:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    This Recipie is so neat!!!
  • Food Stamp Users Near Record High Despite Low Unemployment Rate

    03/01/2016 10:20:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 02/29/2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Despite the unemployment rate being at an eight-year low (4.9 percent as of January 2016), the number of people on food stamps remains near an all-time high which was 47,636,000 in 2013. Why the disparity in the numbers? Well, the unemployment rate does not take into account people who are not in, or have dropped out of, the workforce altogether. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in January of this year that approximately 94 million Americans are not participating in the workforce. But the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has been hovering around 46 million participants since 2011. ...
  • How many illegals & foreigners would Cruz & Rubio hire if were as rich as Trump? [vanity]

    02/26/2016 7:25:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    I think you will find that Cruz would be 100% fluent in Spanish and be hiring 50,000 foreigners in a sweat shop or the like. Same with Rubio. So-called "Trust Fund" Donnie put up buildings with many American workers. Good luck finding an American worker willing to live in Miami under the Iron fist of Jeb & Rubio.
  • Domino's Just Unveiled a Radical Pizza Delivery Car That Took 4 Years to Build

    02/25/2016 5:06:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Ad Week ^ | October 22, 2015 | David Gianatasio
    Hey, Domino's, sweet ride! Behold the Domino's DXP (Delivery eXPert), a modified Chevrolet Spark tricked out with a warming oven and space for 80 pizzas, sides, two-liter bottles of soda and dipping sauces. (The driver's seat is the only seat, because, like cowboys, pizza delivery dude/-ettes ride alone.) There's even a puddle light that projects the Domino's logo onto the ground. (Please, no jokes about the gutter being the perfect place to see this particular brand's emblem.) Alas, the DXP isn't shaped like a slice of pizza, but we can't have everything in this life....
  • Not amused (No More Bottled Water in Venezuela)

    02/25/2016 8:04:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Venezuela News And Views ^ | February 23, 2016 | Daniel
    ...Bottled water seems to be gone for good. Choice is also gone. Deli is getting to a "it is that or nothing level". Now grocery stores are not even trying to hide the empty spaces with junk. On the medical front things are worse, if possible. Today I learned of the arrival of some generics from a medicine for triglycerides that I had to stop taking. I arrived in time at my local "LOCATEL". I tried to get also a small bottle of rubbing alcohol. To my surprise there is none. The lone brand on the market has stopped delivering....
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/19/2016 11:53:31 AM PST · by TMSuchman · 58 replies
    Self | Feb. 19, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Ok, folks, 2 weeks ago I started us on a series of discussions, on what we need to be looking at for long term survival, if & when the need arises. [I need to apologize for missing last week's installment, I had some family issues come up that needed my attn all weekend long] So we started on the need of looking at a long term food supply/ies, because the stores are going to go bare very fast & chances of resupply maybe very dim. I was hinting around gardening & raising your own. [Because every durned fool is going...
  • Indoor agriculture called ‘next major enhancement’ to US food supply

    02/06/2016 11:50:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Augusta Free Press ^ | January 25, 2016
    Indoor agriculture has definitely put down roots in the United States. Vegetable Growers News in 2015 cited a white paper released at the third annual Indoor Ag-Con that outlined 15 existing commercial-scale rooftop greenhouses and vertical farms in the U.S. Authors of the report, titled Indoor Crop Production: Feeding the Future, conceded that indoor farming will never replace conventional outdoor agriculture. "It will instead augment the food chain to create a diverse, distributed system more resilient to supply shocks and better prepared to meet the demands of a global population." Indoor agriculture typically entails growing produce with hydroponic and aeroponic...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    02/05/2016 1:13:13 PM PST · by TMSuchman · 31 replies
    Self | Feb. 5, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello "Fellow" FReepers; Since I was asked to help out on this page, I have been figuring out how do we discuss Prepping with out going over board? So now let us gather 'round and discuss with calm cool head/s & level thoughts. What are we prepping for. [Just remember to use Operational Security Rules (OPSEC), keep your mouth shut on your specific gear] Not everyone here is friendly to our/your cause or self! So now, what are we worried about, storms, economic collapse, civil unrest, grid down, earth quakes, pandemic, or what. I have several nightmare scenarios, that keep...
  • Cattle Deaths Spark Renewed Oil Drilling Controversy

    02/04/2016 8:06:56 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 04-02-2016 | Juli
    Following the mysterious death of seven cattle near an oil field in Kansas, public health authorities are investigating whether oil drilling could be the cause. In late December, seven dead cattle were found near an oil field in the Cimarron National Grassland, Kansas, and authorities believe that cows inhaled something toxic, prompting them to deny public access to the 2,500-acre Cimarron National Grassland until at least May. Six of the cattle were discovered together in a low-lying area, while a seventh was found a short distance away, with local veterinarians identifying the ingestion or inhalation of something toxic leading to...
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • Scantily-clad 'bikini baristas' in Washington spark state battle

    01/25/2016 3:58:03 AM PST · by Fhios · 40 replies
    Fox news ^ | 1/18/2016 | News desk
    Bikini baristas -- employees that serve coffee wearing little to nothing -- have been a growing trend to perk up coffee sales. But in Washington State, there s a movement afoot to crack down on scantily-clad servers at drive-through coffee shops. According to a new video from Zagat, Spokane City Councilman Mike Fagan is part of efforts to mandate just how much clothing should be worn by barista babes. Fagan told Zagat. It should be all about the coffee and not all about the body.
  • Made my first home brew beer in 20 years

    01/24/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 28 replies
    None ^ | 1/24/2016 | Self
    20 years ago, my wife gave away my carboy and put dog food in my ABS plastic bucket that I did my first ferments in. I have constantly reminded her of that violation. This Christmas, she bought two brew kits for me. So of course, I had to try it out right away. I did a kit for a Honey Brown Ale - Similar to Newcastle. Yesterday, I cracked open a bottle with friends.
  • Grasshopper tacos on the menu for Michelle's birthday: Obama takes First Lady for dinner

    01/17/2016 6:20:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2016 | Staff
    Hours after sanctions on Iran were lifted as a result of Barack Obama's nuclear deal, the president and his wife Michelle enjoyed a Saturday night out at a Mexican restaurant where they celebrated the first lady's 52nd birthday. On the menu: grasshopper tacos for $5. The Washington, DC restaurant Oyamel Cocina Mexicana is a low-key choice for dinner by presidential standards. The most expensive item on the dinner menu is the roasted lamb chop for $18.50. Oyamel has a three-and-a-half star rating on Yelp.....
  • Canadians Panic As Food Prices Soar On Collapsing Currency

    01/13/2016 4:11:35 PM PST · by Kartographer · 148 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    The currency's decline is having a pronounced effect on Canadians' grocery bills. As Bloomberg reminds us, Canada imports around 80% of its fresh fruits and vegetables. When the loonie slides, prices for those good soar. "With lower-income households tending to spend a larger portion of income on food, this side effect of a soft currency brings them the most acute stress," Bloomberg continues. Of course with the layoffs piling up, you can expect more households to fall into the "lower-income" category where they will have to struggle to afford things like $3 cucumbers, $8 cauliflower, and $15 Frosted Flakes. Have...
  • Late-night snacks ‘could wreak havoc on your memory’

    LATE-night snacks could have a negative impact on your learning and memory abilities, according to a new study. The research from the University of California found that eating regular meals at times that are normally for sleeping reduced the cognitive performance of mice, and similar effects could exist in humans. Dawn Loh, first author of the study said: “We have provided the first evidence that taking regular meals at the wrong time of day has far-reaching effects for learning and memory.” The team of researchers tested whether mice were able to recognise an object. Mice who were regularly fed during...
  • Caffeine Junkies, Rejoice! Coffee Just Got Cheaper

    01/05/2016 7:13:23 AM PST · by Duke C. · 5 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 12/30/15 | Erin Blakemore
    If you’re obsessed with (or barely functional without) your morning cup of joe, you’re not alone— 59 percent of Americans drink a cup of coffee every day, according to the National Coffee Association. And now, that daily cup is poised to become more affordable. As Marvin G. Perez reports for Bloomberg News, coffee prices are falling fast. Thank the weather in Brazil for the declining price of coffee, writes Perez: A rainy season in the country led to better Arabica coffee growth, which has helped coffee supplies rise and prices fall. It’s part of a bigger global trend toward cheaper...
  • Pretty Clever Ad

    12/30/2015 4:42:10 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    Ace of Spades blog ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | "Dave in Texas"
    An ad for a taco restaurant, built on video clips taken from their security cameras, of two guys ransacking the place in the middle of the night. Very humorous video spot, at the link.
  • Report: Eating Bacon Can Save the Planet

    12/29/2015 6:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    MRC TV ^ | December 16, 2015 2:06pm ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Opting for that plate of bacon instead of a salad can actually help save the environment. A newly released study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that following the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations to eat more fruits, vegetables, dairy, and seafood is more harmful to the environment than eating meat. According to the study, a vegetarian diet requires more greenhouse gas emissions per calorie than meat. ...
  • EPA Warning: Holiday Leftovers Contribute to Climate Change

    12/28/2015 9:39:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 28, 2015 | 10:43 AM EST | Penny Starr
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a video on its website to tell Americans that they should think about how much food they waste during the holiday season if they want to help save the planet. The video is part of the EPA's "Fight Food Waste" campaign. In the video posted on YouTube and in the text accompanying it, EPA claims that food waste contributes to climate change. [...] "Once in landfills, food breaks down to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change," the text states. "So, this holiday season, take steps to cut down your...
  • Be Prepared!

    12/26/2015 1:22:24 PM PST · by amorphous · 5 replies
    JSMineset.Com ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Jim Sinclair
    JSMineset is an educational site which presents information throughout the year for your consideration. The information provided can be about precious metals, the markets, geopolitical events and other topics and articles of general information. Today, I would like to share with you an outline and some suggestions to consider about general emergency preparedness. We have written about getting out of the system (GOTS). Getting out completely isn't possible for most people. Whether you are in the system, and to what degree, and having precious metals isn't going to be enough to keep you safe in an emergency situation. Being prepared...
  • Up next: a minimum age for kids buying soda

    12/18/2015 12:35:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Having solved all other problems plaguing our society, New York Times opinion author (and food journalist) Mark Bittman has his eye on the big prize. Taking a page from Michael Bloomberg’s big government playbook, Mark is looking for a new way stop people from drinking soda. Since efforts to ban sales of any sort fell flat in the courts (pun intended) the author is looking for more of a generational change, and the way to do that is to stop kids from getting in the habit of drinking the sugary beverages at an early age. How do we do that?...
  • Are slaves peeling your shrimp? Here’s what you need to know

    12/14/2015 6:27:23 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 39 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 14 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand (AP) — An Associated Press investigation found enslaved migrant workers and children ripping the heads, tails, shells and guts off shrimp at processing factories in Thailand. AP journalists followed and filmed trucks loaded with freshly peeled shrimp going from one peeling shed to major Thai exporting companies. Then, using U.S. customs records and Thai industry reports, they tracked it globally. They also traced similar connections from another factory raided six months earlier, and interviewed more than two dozen workers from both sites.
  • COP21: Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Go part-time vegetarian to protect the planet'

    12/08/2015 8:17:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | December 8, 2015 | Roger Harrabin
    Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says people should go meat-free one or two days a week to protect the climate. Meat-eating was an environmental problem, with farming creating an estimated 28% of global greenhouse gases, the body-builder and movie star told BBC News. Asking people to go totally vegetarian would be too demanding, he said. It would better to suggest giving up meat once or twice a week, he added. When asked how young men would achieve a body like The Terminator - the cyborg assassin in the film of the same name - without steak, he said many successful...
  • The Case for Meat

    12/06/2015 6:28:07 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Dec. 5, 2015 | Steven Hayward
    Have you heard the one about how you can tell someone is a vegan? Answer: Because they'll f****** tell you. Sounds about right. Meanwhile: why should you eat meat? Don't just answer with the obvious and self-evident truth: Because it really tastes great,especially grilled! Turns out eating meat may be essential for your mental health. From Women's Health Magazine (just to show there's no limit to Power Line's efforts to bring you all the important news you can use): Scary Mental Health Risks of Going Meatless By Jill Waldbieser More and more women are vegging out...of their minds. New...
  • Thousands Line Up For Free Holiday Meal Vouchers

    12/03/2015 12:32:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WFOR-TV ^ | December 2, 2015 | Gaby Fleischman
    MIAMI (CBSMIami) – It’s a celebration that’s become a pre-holiday tradition in little Havana… People lining up and camping out for a bit of holiday help, many waiting since Thanksgiving Day, dancing and playing dominos to pass the time hoping to snatch up one of 3,000 vouchers for a hot meal. For 50 years CAMACOL, the Latin chamber of commerce has handed out Christmas gift baskets, packed with turkey and all the trimmings. “It’s really good,” said Anna Duquerne, one of the many people waiting in line. “They help us a lot when they give this out.”(continued)
  • Kids Are Boycotting School Lunches They Say Are Worse Than Prison Food

    12/02/2015 1:13:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 1, 2015 | Liz Dwyer, TakePart.com
    Rotten pears, burned pizza, and fat-filled chicken patties and burgers. Those are just some of the unappetizing, often unhealthy lunch items being served to teens at Roosevelt High School on Chicago’s Northwest Side—and some of the students have had enough. Starting Wednesday, they plan to boycott the gross cafeteria food, and they have launched a petition demanding that lunch offerings be improved. The effort, called “The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial,” was created in November by civics students at the school. They hope to educate the public about the problem with the food they are being served and mobilize the...