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  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

    01/22/2015 3:15:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 3:30 AM EST | Ivan Moreno
    A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is fighting a legal order requiring him to serve gay couples even though he argued that would violate his religious beliefs. But now a separate case puts a twist in the debate over discrimination in public businesses, and it underscores the tensions...
  • Recycled Whisky Waste Has £140M Potential ( ... as Fish Food)

    01/21/2015 5:42:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 20th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Recycled whisky waste has £140m potential • The Scotch whisky industry could generate £140 million through recycling whisky wastes into fish feed for Scotland’s fish farming industry and help build a more circular economy. The possibility was highlighted in the Circular Economy Scotland report, which examines how the certain sectors such as oil and gas and the food industry can use their strengths to generate millions of pounds worth of value from materials used in these areas. It suggested the whisky industry could continue to capture heat and electricity from whisky wastes, but biorefining wastes could produce two more products...
  • Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row.

    01/21/2015 9:08:47 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | jan 21 2015
    Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row. The list, released by pest control company Orkin, ranks the cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed from January to December 2014. Bed bugs were in the news throughout 2014 in the Windy City, with reports of the blood-sucking insects on public transit and inside several downtown office buildings, as well as in police headquarters, a fire station, school, library and movie theater. Seven cities made double-digit jumps on Orkin's Bed Bug Cities List compared to 2013, including Omaha, Neb. (+16), Lexington,...
  • Red velvet Oreos coming in February

    01/20/2015 12:57:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | Jan. 20, 2015 | Jessica Wohl
    Oreo's latest twist on its best-selling cookie: a red velvet makeover in time for Valentine's Day. The latest limited edition Oreos, with red cookies and cream cheese-flavored filling, are set to hit shelves in early February. The red velvet variety marks the first time Oreo has had a new cookie color since 2004, when the Golden Oreo debuted. Red velvet cake has been around for decades. The cake is distinguished by its dark red color and often has a cream cheese icing. The flavor has gained a following in recent years in everything from cupcakes to whoopee pies. "It's something...
  • Curcumin's ability to fight Alzheimer's studied

    01/20/2015 12:46:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Provided by Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer's disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. "Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer's with reduced toxicity," said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt and senior author of the...
  • More schools serve students dinner as demand expands

    01/20/2015 8:40:02 AM PST · by Pelham · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 18, 2015 | Christine Armario
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The nation’s second largest school district is doubling the number of students served dinner, with an eye toward eventually offering it at every school. It’s a growing trend: Nationwide, the number of students served dinner or an after-school snack soared to nearly 1 million last year. “When kids are hungry, they don’t pay attention,” said Bennett Kayser, a member...
  • Is Pizza As Bad For Kids As Sugary Drinks?

    01/19/2015 7:17:33 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | January 19, 2015 | Julie Watts
    (CBS SF) — A new study finds kids are gobbling up pizza at an alarming rate. The Journal of Pediatrics study found nearly a quarter of all American kids are eating pizza on any given day and that pizza makes up nearly a quarter of their calories. The study found kids and teens are getting more calories from pizza than anything else they eat — besides dessert. For many, it’s a wake-up call to reevaluate how parents feed their kids.
  • Have a Brewski! 5 Ways Beer Can Help Your Health

    01/19/2015 12:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Eat Right Blog ^ | October 2014 | Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN
    When it comes to beverages with benefits, wine always seems to get the credit. If you're a brew lover, that might make you want to cry in your beer. But before you do, you'll be glad to learn that, like wine, beer delivers some decided perks as well. "A cold beer is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, it tastes great and, in moderation, it can even be good for you," says Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are five ways your favorite brew...
  • 80% Of Americans Support Mandatory Labels On Foods Containing DNA. DNA!

    01/18/2015 1:15:30 PM PST · by dila813 · 48 replies
    io9 ^ | January 18, 2015 Yesterday 11:08am Today 11:08am | Robbie Gonzalez
    A recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics found that 80.44% of respondents supported a government policy mandating labels on foods containing DNA. Not GMOs. DNA, the genetic material contained in every living thing known to science and practically every food, GMO or otherwise.
  • Should Restaurants Let Pretty People Eat For Free?

    01/16/2015 9:32:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    CNBC-Today ^ | January 13, 2015
    Should Restaurants Let Pretty People Eat For Free? CNBCJan. 13, 2015 As if beautiful people don't catch enough breaks, one restaurant in China is also giving free meals to those who rank highest in the looks category, reports the Telegraph. Customers who want to compete will be evaluated by a panel of local plastic surgeons. The 50 most attractive people each day will pay nothing for their meals.
  • Papa John's stands by employee who shot armed robber in the face when he forced her to the ground

    01/16/2015 8:59:58 AM PST · by dennisw · 24 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 16 January 2015 | By Charlene Adams
    A Georgia delivery woman is keeping her job after she shot an armed robber in the face when he forced her to the ground at gunpoint Police believe the delivery was a set up and a second suspect stole the woman's car Authorities say the woman acted in self defense and the pizza company said it will not fire the woman but will reassign her and offer her counseling Facebook users initially lashed out on the company on its Facebook page vowing to boycott the restaurant if the woman was fired A Georgia pizza delivery woman opened fire on an...
  • German hospital finds rare ‘obesity mutation’

    01/15/2015 10:25:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 Jan 2015 10:31 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Doctors at the University Clinic in Ulm have discovered a new disease causing obesity while studying an extremely overweight three-year-old. The child weighed more than 40 kilos, almost three times as much as a normal three-year-old, and could not stop eating and gaining weight. Researchers found that the “satiety hormone” that tells the body to stop eating was inactive, meaning the child was always hungry. But in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, they described how they were able to bring their patient’s eating and weight under control within days by giving the child an artificial form...
  • Flier details Girl Scouts connection to abortion advocacy

    01/14/2015 7:08:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life dynamics ^ | January 14, 2015 | life dynamics
    A group, which seeks to educate the public about the connections the Girl Scouts have to abortion advocacy, has developed a flier which pro-lifers can hand to troops who solicit them for Girl Scout cookies. MyGirlScoutCouncil.com states that their goal is to provide documentation of Girl Scout concerns that directly impact those seeking information, “Each statement uses Girl Scout documents to connect every member and council to the national (GSUSA) and international (WAGGGS) scouting organizations, and provides recent examples of why this is problematic for many pro-lifers,” they write on their website. To better assist pro-lifers, the group has produced...
  • “Cheers” for Abortion? A Planned Parenthood celebration of Roe!

    01/13/2015 5:59:21 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 13, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    Planned Parenthood is offering another way to celebrate 42 years of legalized abortion in North Carolina. IMAGE ON LINK Calling it, Cheers for Choice, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic will meet January 22nd at Dave’s Dumpling and Noodle Bar in Raleigh and suggests that you , “join friends, staff, and supporters of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade! We’ll be celebrating the new year and looking forward to our continued efforts to provide reproductive care to patients across the Triangle. Heavy appetizers and a cash bar will be available.” The Tax funded abortion giant has...
  • Cat on fire starts Bronx apartment blaze, leaving two people critical and five felines believed dead

    01/13/2015 9:50:38 AM PST · by dennisw · 44 replies
    nydailynews ^ | January 10, 2015 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Cat on fire starts Bronx apartment blaze, leaving two people critical and five felines believed dead Angel Alcazar was cooking pork chops inside his apartment on Gouverneur Ave. in Riverdale on Friday when a grease fire broke out, neighbors said. One of his cats caught fire and then ran around the home, setting everything it touched ablaze. Eleven residents were hospitalized and about a dozen were displaced. Angel Alcazar -- the owner of six cats -- was cooking pork chops inside his apartment on Gouverneur Ave. in Riverdale at about 5 p.m. when a grease fire broke out, neighbors said....
  • Mother stabs son for ‘lying about eating four pork chops’

    01/13/2015 12:48:26 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 12 Jan 2015 | Matt Payton
    Pork was at the centre of a domestic stabbing recently where a mother, allegedly angered over her 15-year-old son eating four chops, threw a series of kitchen knives at his face.According to her sister, Yolande Veasley, 57, was incensed by her son for lying over eating the chops prepared for the next day.Her teenage son told the police she had been drinking and fled to his aunt’s flat because ‘I had knives coming at my face.’The 15-year-old was taken to the hospital by his aunt where his cut required stitches.WHIO reported that Veasley told police offices that she was provoked in the attack...
  • Candy company creates Chocolates for Choice for abortion giant Planned Parenthood

    01/12/2015 2:46:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | saynsumthn.
    As Valentine’s Day approaches love birds in the St Louis region will be looking for fine chocolates to send their partners. But, if they are pro-life they may want to avoid Kakao Chocolates. According to posts placed on the Facebook page of Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, Kakao Chocolate created “Chocolates for Choice” to help fund abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood’s December 2nd post reads, “Send a gift of Kakao chocolates to yourself or a loved one and proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. Kakao packages are available in three sizes, and start with...
  • LOOK: Packers selling 3.5-pound 'Big Game' Burger at Lambeau for playoffs

    01/11/2015 5:49:07 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 54 replies
    CBS. Sports ^ | January 7, 2007 | Will Brinson
    This mammoth monster of a meal includes 1/2 pound of ground venison, 1/2 pound of ground bacon, 1/2 pound of certified angus beef ... and that's just the patty. It's served on a "Big Mother" pretzel bun and topped with crispy fried onions, jalapeño smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato (6 slices!), pickles, secret sauce and a heaping helping of housemade jalapeño cheese (jalapeños, multiple cheddars and BBQ sauce). And they say everything is bigger in Texas. Pssh. The best part? This burger is "only" $20 according to the provider
  • Eric Holder Eaten By Tourists In France

    01/11/2015 8:56:36 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 26 replies
    A Warped Mind | 11Jan 2015 | blueunicorn6
    Eric Holder was eaten by tourists today in France as they had mistaken him for snails. "The restaurant owner told us to look for something slimy, and there's nothing slimier than Eric Holder", said tourist Nils Gagongen. "We thought he was kind of tall for a snail, but there was no mistaking the slimy trail he left behind him." President Obama expressed regret at the loss of his Attorney General. "Eric was a fine toady and evidently quite tasty" remarked Obama.
  • Turns out, beer delivery is a thing

    01/10/2015 6:27:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    WPXI ^ | 09 JANUARY 2015 | WPXI
    EASTON, Pa. — From clean underwear to razorblades, there's not much you can't have delivered these days. So, why not alcohol? Pennsylvania bars and restaurants are among the latest hoping to cash in on the booze delivery business. According to the The Express-Times of Easton, several restaurants across the state have been working for permission to deliver beer with their takeout food. Now, a recent Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board ruling has essentially given them the go-ahead. Establishments just have to get a transporter-for-hire license, which requires training and an application process. "People have been asking for years," Pennsylvania bar owner...
  • Big Mac for $2. A sign of the times? (vanity)

    01/09/2015 4:55:40 PM PST · by dennisw · 125 replies
    Jan 9th 2015 | self
    Is this a sign of deflation and recession? I was at the McDonalds and got a breakfast sandwich. With my receipt they give me a slickly put together 4" x 4" paper that says Big Mac and Quarter Pounder for $2 from January 12th to January 28th. Is Mickey Dee's clearing out stale hamburger inventory? Are they trying to drum up business? They always seem to hold the line on their two top selling hamburgers at $3.99. Now they are going for half price. For a limited time only of course
  • New York City to ban Styrofoam takeout, delivery food containers, packing peanuts, plastic cups.

    01/09/2015 5:35:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 70 replies
    nydailynews ^ | January 8, 2015, | Jennifer Fermino , Ginger Adams Otis
    City to ban foam takeout, delivery food containers in environmentally friendly push The ban, which will start July 1, covers foam take-out containers, packing peanuts and plastic cups. New Yorkers’ beloved foam takeout and delivery food containers will soon be products of a bygone era. Mayor de Blasio — finishing off an initiative begun by his predecessor — will announce a ban on the environmentally unfriendly material Thursday, according to The New York Times. The ban will start July 1 and cover foam packing peanuts as well as plastic foam cups and takeout containers. City Hall declined to comment when...
  • Spiciest/Hottest Thai Food or any for that matter.

    01/06/2015 2:57:56 PM PST · by Vendome · 36 replies
    Vanity | 1/6/2015 | Vendome
    Okay. Doesn't fall under "Breaking News" but, I don't post articles very often. So, I drop off my Alki friend so he can do some walk in/walk out bail thing at the Sheriffs Department. I'm bored and spy a Thai restaurant across the street. At first my thoughts were just about some delish lemongrass soup. So I walk in and order their lemongrass soup. But, they offered a twist I hadn't been offered at othe Thai restaurants "You want regular or spicy?". "Huh? Why I'll take spicy. I love spicy anything" I responded Well, they tried to talk me out...
  • Petco removes Chinese-made dog, cat treats from stores

    01/06/2015 4:14:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    abc 7 ^ | January 06, 2015 | ap
    Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says initial tests have not connected the Chinese jerky and rawhide treats to the illnesses, but the San Diego-based company and its rival PetSmart vowed in May to ban the snacks. Petco is the first national pet retailer to pull the treats from its 1,300 stores. Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Monday that it plans to have them...
  • Bowl of Oatmeal a Day May Be Key to a Longer Life, Major Study Finds

    Though the study teased out factors such as family history, lifestyle, smoking and other dietary habits, it did have some limitations. Sun said that for one, it was an observational study versus a controlled trial. Additionally, the biggest difference in death risk was between the two extremes -- those who ate a lot of whole grains versus those that ate very little -- but wasn't much different for those who ate somewhere in between. However, Sun pointed out that each additional 28-gram increase in whole grains per day led to even greater protection.
  • Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Names, And Into Legal Spats

    01/05/2015 9:38:19 PM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 69 replies
    Npr ^ | 1-5-15
    Columbia? Taken. Mississippi? Taken. Sacramento? El Niño? Marlin? Grizzly? Sorry, they're all taken. Virtually every large city, notable landscape feature, creature and weather pattern of North America — as well as myriad other words, concepts and images — has been snapped up and trademarked as the name of either a brewery or a beer. For newcomers to the increasingly crowded industry of more than 3,000 breweries, finding names for beers, or even themselves, is increasingly hard to do without risking a legal fight. Candace Moon, aka The Craft Beer Attorney, is a San Diego lawyer who specializes in helping brewers...
  • Best Prank Ever (fresh sausage)

    01/05/2015 2:19:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Video 5:37
  • US to resume first beef imports from Ireland since mad cow

    01/05/2015 7:50:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2015 8:38 AM EST
    Ireland says the United States will permit imports of beef from the country—the first European Union state allowed to resume sales since the mad cow disease scare over 15 years ago. Simon Coveney, Ireland’s minister for agriculture, food and the marine, issued a statement Monday announcing that access to the lucrative U.S. market came after American authorities inspected Ireland’s beef production systems. Authorities estimate annual exports could be worth at least €25 million ($30 million). …
  • Three cheers for the onion

    01/04/2015 1:26:00 AM PST · by moose07 · 73 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 January 2015 | BBC
    Onions are eaten and grown in more countries than any other vegetable but rarely seem to receive much acclaim. It's time to stop taking the tangy, tear-inducing bulb for granted and give it a round of applause, writes the BBC's Marek Pruszewicz. Deep in the archives of Yale University's Babylonian Collection lie three small clay tablets with a particular claim to fame - they are the oldest known cookery books. Covered in minute cuneiform writing, they did not give-up their secrets until 1985, nearly 4,000 years after they were written. The French Assyriologist and gourmet cook Jean Bottero - a...
  • Chinese man gets 13 years for eating three tigers

    01/03/2015 9:10:46 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 30 replies
    Odd_News ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    LEIZHOU, China, - A Chinese court upheld a 13-year jail sentence for a man convicted of purchasing and eating three endangered tigers in separate incidents. Authorities told Qinzhou City Intermediate People's Court the man, identified by the surname Xu, organized three trips to Leizhou, Guangdong province, in 2013 for himself and 14 other people. During each trip, Xu purchased a tiger which was then killed via electric shock, dismembered and served to the group as food. One of the incidents was recorded on a cellphone camera and the video was handed over to police. Investigators said they searched Xu's home...
  • The Mother of All Egg-and-Cheese Sandwiches (VIDEO)

    01/03/2015 8:02:50 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Popist.com ^ | Mark Garrison and Dan Pashman
    Many of us are suffering today from last night’s overindulgence. In 2011, Gastro Lab offered its best take on a storied hangover food: the egg-and-cheese sandwich. The video is republished below. Slate V contributors Dan Pashman and Mark Garrison cook up some elaborate breakfast creations in this episode of Gastro Lab. (video at link)
  • Obamas drop $1K for meal at Hawaii restaurant that charges $500K for membership

    01/03/2015 3:43:59 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent a leisurely couple hours at Vintage Cave Honolulu, dropping an estimated $1,000 on a meal with wine at an upscale restaurant that actually charges $500,000 for those who want to buy a membership. Mr. Obama passed on the membership at the Vintage Cave Honolulu, but he did order the price-fix menu at $295 per plate, Mediate reported. And, according to Honolulu Magazine, “the total bill for two, with wine, will approach $1,000.” The restaurant bills itself on its website this way:
  • Obamas eat at restaurant charging up to $500G for membership

    01/02/2015 10:43:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2015 | (With AP)
    The Obamas are closing out their Hawaii vacation at one of the ritziest joints on Oahu. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dined Thursday night for nearly three hours at Vintage Cave, an exclusive restaurant that charges up to $500,000 for membership. According to the restaurant’s website, guests are whisked into a “cave-like environment” and encouraged to “escape the ordinary.” The Waikiki restaurant’s interior is composed of granite “quarried in the mountains of India” and custom-crafted furniture in a space that evokes the “underground architecture of ancient Rome.” And the meal? About as fine dining as it gets. According...
  • New diet guidelines might reflect environment cost (Meat=Globalwarming)

    01/02/2015 5:28:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    apnews.myway ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the government has been issuing guidelines about healthy eating choices. Now, a panel that advises the Agriculture Department is ready to recommend that you be told not only what foods are better for your own health, but for the environment as well. That means that when the latest version of the government's dietary guidelines comes out, it may push even harder than it has in recent years for people to choose more fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and other plant-based foods — at the expense of meat.
  • Obamas welcome 2015 with $295-a-head dinner at Hawaii’s most acclaimed restaurant where caviar...

    01/02/2015 11:07:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 51 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan. 2, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama broke off from teenage daughters Sasha and Malia for a night out At the Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant a 13-15 course, prix fixe meal costs a cool $295 a person and wine pairings add another $130 a head The total tab often nears $1,000 after taxes and tip Paintings that decorate the extravagant 32-seat restaurant are valued at more than $10 million a piece The president and first lady treated themselves to a five star dinner on New Year's Day at renowned Honolulu, Hawaii, restaurant Vintage Cave, where a 15 course, prix fixe...
  • CARB Targets Rice Farmers for Cap and Trade

    01/02/2015 8:21:16 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 01/01/2015 | Chriss W. Street
    The California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) plan to offer cap and trade offset credits to California rice farmers to change the way they farm is like chumming fish. The government’s upfront offer of cash is a scam to encourage rice farmers to invite bureaucrats into their business. CARB will undoubtedly later change the farming rules by mandating the type of severe regulations that will strangle rural community success. Sacramento Valley rice farming is a $5 billion industry that specializes in premium grains used in risotto, paella, and sushi. California rice commands a high price and is exported to more than...
  • Obamas Dine at Restaurant Charging $500,000 for Membership

    01/02/2015 5:42:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Weeky Standard ^ | January 2, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle Obama, spent the first night of the new year at Vintage Cave, an upscale restaurant in Hawaii. "At Vintage Cave Honolulu, one can enjoy exceptional food and wine at the hands of gifted masters of the culinary arts. ‘Chef’s recommendation’ commands a gravitas guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning palate. Seasoned sommelier’s conduct the process of pairing wine and food with true finesse and style. Secure in the natural embrace of the cave-like environment, guests are encouraged to relax, ‘hit reset’ and escape the ordinary," Vintage Cave's description reads on its website. As...
  • OBAMA CHEF QUITS OVER ‘QUEEN OF MEAN’ MICHELLE!

    01/01/2015 7:19:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 116 replies
    nationalenquirer.com ^ | Dec. 30, 2014 | Mike Jaccarino
    Queen of Mean” Michelle Obama has forced out another White House staffer – the First Family’s personal chef! Kitchen magician Sam Kass got fed up with Michelle’s snippy comments and told the Obamas to take his apron and shove it, insiders told The 
National ENQUIRER. “He just couldn’t take it – the relentless nitpicking, over petty little details that drove him insane. She thinks she’s Marie Antoinette!” a White House insider told The ENQUIRER. “It has nothing to do with Sam’s cooking, which is superb. But you could be Wolfgang Puck and Michelle wouldn’t be happy. She’ll find some reason...
  • Milton Friedman: Government's Responsibility to the Poor

    12/30/2014 10:11:53 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Free to Choose Network ^ | 1978 | Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman 1978. From a lecture given at Stanford University, he instructs students and faculty on how free markets are the number one tool in the universe to reduce poverty. In the video he disparages government programs that discourage productivity, undermine minority advancement, and actually create poverty...
  • ‘A sin and an abomination': White Castle starts serving veggie sliders

    12/30/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Various Twitter comments copied by Twitchy ^ | December 30, 2014 | Various Twitter accounts
    Carnivorous fast food eaters are stunned by White Castle’s decision to add a “veggie” slider to their menu.
  • The secret histories of 6 ubiquitous American foods

    12/29/2014 11:42:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 57 replies
    The Week ^ | December 26, 2014 | Therese Oneill
    In much the same way most American homes have different half-filled tubes of sunblock, off-sized batteries, and calculators that can't be thrown away, most American homes have the six following foods. We may not eat them often, or even like them, but we still keep them on hand. They're just part of what make a home a home — even if we forget why. Here, the largely forgotten histories of six American staples. 1. Tuna fish During the 20th century tuna fish was one America's most purchased proteins — but it didn't happen without a dash of ingenuity. In 1903,...
  • Controversial Taco Bell Commercial Two Men Getting Married - Gay Marriage

    12/27/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 133 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/26/14 | Dan Heder
    I'll let the commercial speak for itself.
  • The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

    12/27/2014 7:00:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 27, 2014 | Bourree Lam
    When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options were presented to me. That might be why I fell in love with buffets. Not only were they reserved for special family occasions (like the holidays or a birthday)—I could eat chicken nuggets beside slices of cantaloupe, or mac and cheese beside jello salad. Buffets are now big businesses, particularly in Las Vegas. The buffets in Vegas are no longer the dollar bargains they once were in the...
  • VIDEO: Look Out Seattle! Chinese Restaurant Replaces Human Waiters With Robots – Coming Soon!

    12/26/2014 5:08:25 AM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    http://viral.buzz ^ | december 4, 2014 | bill chandler
    Robots have replaced human workers in a restaurant in China. Lu Dike, Owner of a family restaurant in the  northeast China provence of Zhejiang said he is opting to save on employee wages by foregoing traditional servers and using robots instead. Sound familiar? Besides the savings Lu has experienced, the robots have become an enormous tourist attraction. The automated bots take orders and speak to customers with their forty phrase Mandarin Chinese vocabulary. Each bot navigates the restaurant by sensing magnetic strips in the floor and using optical sensing systems that keeps them from running into walls or people.
  • Pizza shop closed after customer films RATS tucking into cheesy treats (Russia)

    12/24/2014 12:18:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | december 22, 2014 | sophia rahman
    A takeaway has been closed by police after a would-be customer filmed a three hungry, huge rats chowing down on pizzas at the shop. Disgusted Evgeny Ivanov, 26, had gone to the fast-food outlet at a bus station in Nizhny Novogorad, Russia, when he spotted the helping themselves to the pizzas. Police confirmed they had ordered the outlet to be closed and the food destroyed.
  • Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair

    12/22/2014 12:15:54 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Guinness Commercial: Empty Chair video (don't know when this 1st aired)
  • Booze calculator: What's your drinking nationality?

    12/20/2014 5:45:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 95 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 18, 2014
    In the month of December alcohol consumption increases as many people celebrate the festive season. But how does your drinking measure up to the average from countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti.
  • Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

    12/20/2014 3:18:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 152 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Arlene Becker Zarmi
    One of my husband ‘s favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and a pickle on rye. Elvis Presley liked his peanut butter sandwiches with banana and bacon, and Hemingway liked thick onion slices in his. Ninety-four percent of American households have a jar on hand. The stuff lasts forever, so in a nuclear war situation you can always rely on it for sustenance. It can be stored safely unrefrigerated for two years. I, on the other hand, have a love/hate relationship with it, and if I do ever eat it, I do so in the traditional manner, as a solo spread...
  • 5 dead in 10-state listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples

    12/19/2014 5:11:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said today.. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Eleven of the cases are in the Midwest: five in Missouri, four in Minnesota and two in Wisconsin.
  • Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? .... extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies

    12/19/2014 11:00:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 12-18-2014 | Provided by Buck Institute for Age Research
    Full Title: Could ibuprofen be an anti-aging medicine? Popular over-the counter drug extends lifespan in yeast, worms and flies Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter drug used to relieve pain and fever, could hold the keys to a longer healthier life, according to a study by researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Publishing in PLoS Genetics on December 18th, scientists showed that regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of yeast, worms and fruit flies. "There is a lot to be excited about," said Brian Kennedy, PhD, CEO of the Buck Institute, who said treatments, given at doses comparable...