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  • Bodega worker suffers broken jaw after violent avocado attack (Must see video)

    06/13/2017 10:21:22 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2017 | Joe Tacopino
    Two men were caught on video launching avocados at a Bronx bodega worker — breaking the man’s jaw with the succulent fruit. The men went on the wild fruit-slinging spree in the Stadium Gourmet Deli near Yankee Stadium after an argument about their food order at about 4:45 p.m. on May 29, according to police. After being viciously pelted with both avocados and bananas, the 21-year-old bodega clerk was taken to Lincoln Hospital. The victim suffered cuts and fractures to his face as well as a broken jaw. Cops were looking for the two suspects Tuesday night.
  • Woman accused of smearing bananas on cars at Trump’s club

    01/23/2017 5:25:25 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    News Channel 8 [] ^ | January 23, 2017, 3:37 pm | AP
    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – A woman is being charged with sneaking onto President Donald Trump’s private Mar-a-Lago club shortly before his inauguration and smearing bananas on cars.
  • Banana Republics and the Nuts Who Run Them

    07/10/2016 6:08:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-10-2016 | MOTUS
    Remember back in the 70’s when Woody Allen was funny? What a great portfolio:Sleeper - So how would you feel if your name was Miles Monroe and you ran the Happy Carrot Health Food Store in Greenwich Village and you went into St. Vincent's Hospital for a minor operation one morning and woke up two hundred years in the future? And America had become a police state? Ha Ha! As if that could ever happen! And like anyone would ever admit that butter, steak and chocolate were good for you! Play it Again Sam - He's your average, ordinary movie...
  • Chiquita is blocking a 9/11 victims’ bill

    06/05/2014 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/4/14 | Tim Mak
    For years, the conglomerate paid off Colombian militias. So it’s no wonder the company is now furiously lobbying to stop a bill that would make it easier to sue terror financiers. Washington makes for strange alliances—and even stranger enemies. But this could wind up being the oddest confrontation of all. Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to block a 9/11 victims’ bill. And outraged supporters of the legislation accuse a senior lawmaker, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, of working with the fruit kings to stand in their way. According to Congressional lobbying disclosures, Chiquita has...
  • Mumbai police force-feed thief dozens of bananas

    01/11/2016 5:09:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | Jan. 11, 2016
    MUMBAI: Indian police successfully deployed an unusual technique to retrieve a gold chain that a thief had swallowed while officers were in hot pursuit - they force-fed him more than 40 bananas. The man denied snatching the chain from a woman in the street in Mumbai and swallowed it in a desperate bid to conceal his crime last week, but hospital X-rays suggested otherwise. Police in the western Indian city administered an enema which failed to yield the desired result. Doctors said an operation would be the best way forward, but police officers decided it would be too expensive and...
  • Bananas- movie- Mad Dictator Scene

    09/21/2015 10:44:20 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 15 replies
    You Tub-e ^ | 10/4/2011 | Bananas-the movie
    New info from Havana and the Pope's visit. New "freedoms" celebrated... and monitored as in every good socialist/marxist dictatorship. Have a laugh in the face of the serious happenings. "The official language of San Marcos (Cuba), will be Swedish. All citizens will be required to change their underwear on the 1/2 hour.....underwear to be worn on the outside, so we can check. Also, all children under 16 years old, are now... 16 years old". From the movie (woody allen's- his last worthwhile funny film from long ago-- considering what a perv he is) "Bananas"- appropriate with the shiite going on...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Kiss The Girls And Make Them Die"(1966)

    05/25/2014 1:41:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Henry Levin
  • Is the Banana Slipping Away?

    03/16/2014 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | March 16, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    Some people lie awake nights worrying about terrorist attacks, giant asteroids crashing into the Earth or war with Russia. I can slumber peacefully through those perils. What causes me to wake up screaming is the banana blight. To say I'm favorably inclined toward bananas is like saying Miley Cyrus has overcome her inhibitions. I have an unbroken record of eating two bananas a day that stretches back to the Johnson administration. Two is the bare minimum I regard as necessary to sustain life. I'm not ashamed to say there are days when I've gone through five. After that I stop...
  • Merger to make Chiquita world's biggest banana company

    03/12/2014 7:43:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    U.S. banana producer Chiquita Brands International and Ireland's Fyffes have agreed to merge and create the world's largest banana company. The combined company, to be known as ChiquitaFyffes, is set to displace privately-held Dole from the No. 1 spot.
  • Scorpion on Bananas Stings Grocery Store Worker

    01/13/2014 4:56:37 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    NBC News (Philly) ^ | 01/06/2014 | staff
    A Pennsylvania man is recovering after he was stung by a scorpion that hitched a ride on a shipment of Chiquita Bananas imported from Honduras. Giant spokesman Chris Brand told NBC10 that a worker at the Giant food store in Havertown, Pennsylvania was unloading bananas when he was stung by the scorpion. Brand wrote in a statement that the company regrets the incident and has taken immediate steps to prevent it from happening again. The unidentified worker was treated and released from Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The worker is doing “okay” though he’s still experiencing pain in his hand, according...
  • World’s banana supply at risk from increasing number of bugs and spread of fungal disease

    12/17/2013 9:56:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | PUBLISHED: 06:30 EST, 17 December 2013 | UPDATED: 09:49 EST, 17 December 2013 | By William Turvill
    'National emergency' declared in Costa Rica, one of the biggest suppliers Country produces 1.2 million tons of bananas each year - one in five could be ruined by plagues of mealybugs and scale insects Elsewhere, banana-eating fungus from Asia and Australia is spreading Plagues of insects and a spreading fungus are threatening the world's supply of bananas, researchers have warned. A state of 'national emergency' has been declared in Costa Rica, one of the world's biggest suppliers, while separately a banana-eating fungus from Asia is believed to be spreading. Officials in the Central American country of Costa Rica fear that...
  • Family forced to flee home after deadly spiders start hatching out of bananas

    11/05/2013 8:45:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies ^ | November 4, 2013 | Metro
    A family had to move into a hotel and fumigate their home after deadly South American spiders began hatching out of a bunch of Sainsbury’s bananas. Terrified Consi Taylor, 29, said she saw something that looked like mould on a Colombian Fairtrade banana she was eating. However, on closer inspection she said she saw some ‘funny looking spots’ and realised something was wrong. ‘I had a closer look and was horrified to see they were spiders. They were hatching out on the table, scurrying around on my carpet. I was so scared I started crying,’ she told The Sun. Sainsbury’s...
  • (Planet of the Apes Goes PC) - 'Sexist' Gorilla Being Kicked Out of Dallas Zoo; Ape To Get Therapy

    09/26/2013 5:04:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Lee Moran
    'Sexist' gorilla being kicked out of Dallas Zoo Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1990, has nipped at female apes he was to mate with and even bit one, and has belittled others. Patrick will be transferred to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. A "sexist" male gorilla at Dallas Zoo is being evicted and sent for therapy after he bit one female companion and belittled others. Patrick — a 430-pound Western lowland born at New York's Bronx Zoo in 1990 — will be moved to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens...
  • Harry Belafonte has some hunches what Dr. King might have said (NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL)

    01/28/2013 10:41:14 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicag ^ | January 27, 2013 10:28PM | Thomas Conner
    Harry Belafonte in recent years has been positively Kanye-esque in his outspokenness. The 85-year-old singer — a revered icon in American pop music, the King of Calypso, the resonant voice behind the 1956 classic “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” — has tallied headlines for his frank opinions on matters ranging from U.S. foreign policy to race relations. In 2002, Belafonte likened Secretary of State Colin Powell to a “house slave” for his acquiescence to the invasion of Iraq. He called President George W. Bush “the greatest tyrant in the world, the greatest terrorist in the world” during a 2006 meeting...
  • Pre-Peeled, Re-Wrapped Bananas Are the Most Wasteful Sign of the Apocalypse Yet

    09/23/2012 4:20:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 21, 2012 | Andrew Liszewski
    In what has to be the worst case of wasteful packaging in the history of modern conveniece, a grocery store in Austria is actually selling pre-peeled bananas that have then been re-packaged in cellophane-covered foam trays.
  • Spray to stop bananas rotting: New product can keep fruit fresh for two weeks

    09/12/2012 7:32:12 PM PDT · by southern rock · 55 replies ^ | 08/22/12 | By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent
    Spray stops bananas breathing through their skin and kills the bacteria that make them rot It is derived from shrimp and crab shells Growers, supermarkets, even consumers could one day buy the experimental spray A spray that stops bananas from rapidly turning to mush is being developed by scientists. When used to coat green bananas, it slowed their ripening and so kept them fresh for almost a fortnight. By contrast, supermarket-bought bananas often go brown and soggy within two or three days.It is believed that the spray could help save some of the 1.6million bananas thrown away in Britain every...
  • Updated Esposito Speech From "Bananas"

    02/14/2012 4:25:11 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies
    Self | February 14, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish. Silence! In addition to that, all citizens will be required to change their underwear every half-hour. Underwear will be worn on the outside so we can check. Furthermore, all children under 16 years old are now... 16 years old! Finally, all insurance companies will now provide free contraceptive and abortion services. This will not cost those companies any money. So let it be said, so let it be done.
  • Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

    01/30/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 20 replies
    President Obama, I oppose your appointment of Michael Taylor, a former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto, the widely criticized Genetically Modified (GM) food multinational, as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the FDA. Taylor is the same person who was Food Safety Czar at the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is a travesty. Taylor was in charge of policy for Monsanto's now-discredited GM Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is directly linked to cancer and opposed by many medical and hospital organizations.
  • 7 household items that contain radiation

    04/01/2011 11:22:02 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 40 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 1, 2011 | Landon Hall
    My mother tells me that They say it's safe to eat food and drink milk that have shown trace amounts of radiation drifting from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan thousands of miles away. But when my mother says this, she's being sarcastic, because They, being the government They, simply cannot be trusted to tell us the truth on these matters. And a lot of other otherwise reasonable people feel the same way when we're told by a public or scientific entity that there's no reason to be worried. Which is why there was such widespread interest in...
  • Anyone have or had a banana plant?

    02/20/2011 6:37:49 PM PST · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 84 replies
    I had a 4-55ft banana plant (dont know why they call it a banana plant, it didn't have bananas on it). Regardless, my brother-in-law was caring for our house and cut down our banana plant (it was looking dead from the winter, as they do this time of year) and he pruned it. When he cut down the plant he left about 1 inch of the stock remaining above the ground. My question is, will the plant grow back over time? thanks