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  • George Washington Carver, his Faith, & the Peanut "Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets"

    07/13/2020 7:04:09 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 12, 2020 | Bill Federer
    "Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?" - George Washington Carver George Washington Carver - His Life and Faith in His Own Words George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly around the date of JULY 12, 1865, but there are no records. Within a few weeks, his father, who belonged to the next farm over, was killed in a log hauling accident. Shortly after the Civil War, while still an infant, bushwhackers from the Democrat South kidnapped George, along with his mother and sister. Moses Carver, a German immigrant, sent friends...
  • AOC blames NYC crime spike on parents shoplifting food for their hungry families

    07/12/2020 1:53:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 7/12/20 | Dave Goldiner
    Crime spike? What crime spike? Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shrugged off New York City’s frightening rise in crime, suggesting that tough times are forcing parents into committing petty theft to feed their kids. “They feel like they either need to shoplift some bread or go hungry,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens) said last week on a virtual town hall for constituents that was broadcast on her official Facebook page. **SNIP** The city recorded 43 shootings in the last week, up more than 300% from the same time period in 2019. Ten people were shot over a bloody July 4 weekend The progressive lawmaker counterintuitively...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 11-17, 2020

    07/11/2020 5:41:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 43 replies
    July 11, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Coronavirus-inspired dish at Alinea draws backlash. Chef Grant Achatz explains his intent.

    07/09/2020 6:55:20 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2020 | Grace Wong
    The 3D rendering of the novel coronavirus — with its gray exterior and bright red spikes — has inspired incarnations as breads, cakes, burgers, beers and plushies around the world, a reaction that uses grim humor to help us cope with a horrible threat. But the products have received mixed reactions. Some people find them humorous, a source of levity during a bleak situation, while others have decried the practice, saying the products are tasteless and insensitive, considering the virus has already killed more than half a million people worldwide and 134,000 people in the United States. Alinea, the renowned...
  • Chocolate Day

    07/07/2020 10:03:46 AM PDT · by Harmless Teddy Bear · 37 replies
    Days of the Year ^ | 07/07/2020
    There are a number of dates throughout the year promoting variations of local, national or international Chocolate Day – our research leads us to believe that this is the true, definitive, purist ‘Chocolate Day‘, so celebrate with some of the high cocoa, rich, dark chocolate that makes you go tingly inside. Chocolate Day is nothing short of a special tribute to mankind’s greatest culinary invention. (Sorry Bread or even Pizza!) Chocolate can enhance and help to create the most luxurious desserts and can even be enjoyed and indulged on its own. Some of the most popular chocolate bars are plain...
  • Goodbye Big Boy, Hello Dolly: Restaurant chain announces mascot change

    07/06/2020 11:12:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 97 replies
    WZZM ^ | July 6, 2020 | Amy McNeel
    It’s time to say farewell to the red-checkered, overall-wearing Big Boy mascot. Originating in 1936, Big Boy has become a beloved American symbol, but a change is now underway, and a new symbol is upon us. Big Boy restaurants has announced the takeover of a new mascot named Dolly. While the name Big Boy will stay, the original rosy-cheeked mascot will not.
  • Happy National Fried Chicken Day: 10 Best Restaurants To Celebrate This Holiday

    07/06/2020 5:28:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    www.ibtimes.com ^ | 07/06/20 AT 7:00 AM | By Cortney Drakeford
    On July 6, foodies won’t have to worry about having a case of the Monday blues because they will be too busy celebrating National Fried Chicken Day! Luckily, they will be able to indulge in the crispy and tasty dish without breaking the bank thanks to a variety of deals, discounts, and specials. Consider cashing in on one of the deals for your 2020 National Fried Chicken Day celebration. Popeyes: Customers who want to fill up on drumsticks, tenders, and more can receive free delivery from the fast-food chain on orders over $15. Friendly’s: Customers who join the BFF Club...
  • 'That didn't last long': Arrests as revelers defy distancing rules after pubs reopen in England

    07/05/2020 6:31:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC 'News' via Yahoo ^ | 7/05/20 | Isobel van Hagen, Matteo Moschella
    LONDON - Lockdown restrictions were eased, the pubs opened and crowds flocked onto the streets of English cities Saturday, many ignoring social distancing rules and prompting complaints from the police. A number of arrests were made. John Apter, chair of the Police Federation for England and Wales, warned that it “crystal clear” that drunk people cannot social distance. Apter, who was on patrol in Southampton, a city on England’s south coast, wrote on Twitter that officers dealt with, “anti-social behavior, naked men, possession of class ‘A’ drugs, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights, more angry drunks.” Elsewhere, in Brentwood, a small...
  • Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2020: TV Schedule, Live Stream and Replay Info

    07/04/2020 9:16:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 7/04/20 | Michelle Bruton
    You may not be traveling to go swimming or see fireworks this weekend, but one thing is universal to July 4, even in the midst of a pandemic: hot dogs. Whether you're having a few hot dogs yourself at home or tuning in to watch competitive eaters gobble up a few dozen in the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, hot dogs should be top of mind Saturday. Even this yearly tradition isn't untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic; for the first time, the contest will be held indoors without any spectators, in Brooklyn, New York, rather than Coney Island. And...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - July 4-10, 2020

    07/04/2020 6:46:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 86 replies
    July 4, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Drink-pendence day Begins! England's Pubs and Restaurants begin make-or-break Reopening, with First Customers already Arriving as Police and NHS brace themselves for the fall-out - but will the Weather Spoil the Party?

    07/04/2020 4:31:10 AM PDT · by Cecily · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 4, 2020 | James Gant
    England's pubs and restaurants have begun their make-or-break reopening today, with the first customers already through the doors as police and the NHS brace themselves for the aftermath. Landlords and staff were out at the crack of dawn readying their premises ahead of a tsunami of punters as lockdown easing kicked in. Drinkers are set to sink a staggering 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country, experts predicted.
  • Monthly Cooking Thread - July 2020

    07/01/2020 5:58:39 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 99 replies
    I’ve been sick the last couple of weeks, and have had energy for the absolutely necessary – and the nice distractions! I thought I’d share with you some of the things that have distracted me from my personal issues, and from the larger issues that most of us are facing. I guess it isn’t a surprise that I’ve been drawn, for distraction, to people and places who aren’t really dealing with all the cr*p that many of us are. One of the websites I’ve greatly enjoyed has been ‘Whippoorwill Holler’, offered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown in Northeast Arkansas. Lately,...
  • Pizza Hut’s largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    07/01/2020 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 1, 2020 | Amelia Lucas
    NPC International, the largest U.S. franchisee of Yum Brands’ Pizza Hut, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company operates more than 1,200 Pizza Huts and nearly 400 Wendy’s restaurants. In contrast to most of the restaurant industry, Pizza Hut is one of the rare companies to report same-store sales growth in April and May, thanks to higher digital and delivery sales. But the coronavirus pandemic follows years of slumping U.S. sales for Pizza Hut, and NPC has struggled with a debt burden of roughly $1 billion. Seeking Chapter 11 protection means that NPC can continue to operate while...
  • Age-related heart disease linked to gut bacteria metabolite

    07/01/2020 6:49:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    News Atlas ^ | 30 June 2020 | Rich Haridy
    A number of studies have linked TMAO to heart disease, however, until now it hasn’t been clear exactly how this metabolite causes cardiovascular damage. A robust new study, published in the journal Hypertension, is offering one of the first thorough mechanistic investigations illustrating how TMAO damages the cardiovascular system. “Our work shows for the first time that not only is this compound directly impairing artery function, it may also help explain the damage to the cardiovascular system that naturally occurs with age,” says Vienna Brunt, first author on the new study.
  • McDonald’s Changes Social Media Profile Name to ‘Amplifying Black Voices’

    06/29/2020 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/29/20 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    McDonald’s has changed its Twitter display name to “Amplifying Black Voices,” adding a profile banner that lists Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd as victims of “racism” and “systemic oppression.”The brand’s Twitter banner reads: Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Alton Sterling. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd.He was one of us. She was one of us. They were all one of us. We seem them in our customers. We see them in our crew members. We see them in our franchisees. And this is why the entire McDonald’s family grieves. It’s why...
  • A History of American Barbecue

    06/29/2020 12:34:48 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/29/20 | The History Guy
    Different cultures have been roasting meat over a fire since prehistory. But the practice took on special meaning in the United States. The History Guy remembers a brief history of American barbecue. Video Here.
  • China 'demands Muslims eat PORK dumplings during a traditional Han festival'

    06/29/2020 12:23:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 29 June 2020 | JORDAN KING
    China 'demands Muslims eat PORK dumplings during a traditional Han festival' as investigation shows Beijing forces birth control onto Uighur women in 'demographic genocide' Beijing's officials brought pork-filled dumplings known as 'zong zi' to Uighurs' homes, a rights group claimed Those who refused to eat them on the Dragon Boat Festival would allegedly be taken to re-education camps The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates with Uighurs and other minorities Some experts are calling the four-year campaign in the region of Xinjiang form of 'demographic genocide' The state subjects minority women to pregnancy checks, intrauterine devices,...
  • Some Fresh Express salads recalled due to multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora infections

    06/28/2020 2:09:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    fox8 ^ | 06/27/2020 | Brittany Rall
    According to the FDA, there is a multi-state outbreak of Cyclospora infections potentially linked to salads containing those ingredients. Cyclospora is a microscopic parasite that can affect the intestinal tract and cause diarrhea. It is treated with antibiotics. As a result, Giant Eagle, Walmart and Aldi have issued recalls for several Fresh Express salad products. Customers should throw those products away immediately. The recalled products are clearly marked with the letter “Z” at the beginning of the Product Code, which is located on the upper right-hand corner of the front of the package. Those products containing iceberg lettuce, red cabbage...
  • Baking Soda & Epson Salt

    06/28/2020 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Dacula · 201 replies
    I am tired of buying store-bought products that do more harm than good. I am curious if fellow FReepers were using baking soda and Epson Salt on a regular basis and if so what is your favorite tip. Perhaps you have another 'Secret' product that you use.
  • weekly Garden Thread - June 27 - July 3, 2020

    06/27/2020 6:25:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 87 replies
    June 27, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...