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  • Trump aide fulfills threat to 'spill the beans' on Heidi Cruz

    03/25/2016 11:59:15 AM PDT · by maggief · 134 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    An aide to Donald Trump on Friday fulfilled the businessman's threat to "spill the beans" on Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi. Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson rattled off a list of attacks three days after Trump first made the threat. "Spilling the beans is quite simple when it comes to Heidi Cruz," Pierson said in an interview with MSNBC's Steve Kornacki. "She is a Bush operative; she worked for the architect of NAFTA, which has killed millions of jobs in this country; she was a member on the Council on Foreign Relations who — in Sen. Cruz's own words,...
  • Cruz tactics - The Melania attacks actually started from the #Cruz camp (March 8). At 4:00 mark:

    03/24/2016 10:08:04 PM PDT · by jennychase · 547 replies
    Foxbusiness ^ | 3/8/2016 | Foxbusiness
    The Melania attacks actually started from the #Cruz camp (March 8). Cruz campaign against Trump starts At 4:00 mark:
  • That National Enquirer Ted Cruz "bombshell" confirmed a huge nothingburger

    03/24/2016 3:53:37 PM PDT · by 20yearsofinternet · 629 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/24/2016 | Some guy who took a picture
    Link goes directly to picture of the article that's good enough to read. FULL Disclosure: I'm not a Cruz supporter, but I hate this kind of sleaze and I'm hoping that we can put this to rest before it gets submitted 500 times. The entire article is based off of the threat from a hoax "Anonymous" account on Twitter, which later turned out to be a RickRoll (all related tweets have since been deleted). I am pretty sure the "details" are actually lifted from replies to the original tweet, LOL. Since they're deleted, I can't be sure. Point being, it...
  • Greek Banks Considering 30% Haircut On Deposits Over €8,000: FT

    07/03/2015 4:58:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies ^ | 7-3-15 | Zero Hedge
    Greek banks are preparing contingency plans for a possible “bail-in” of depositors amid fears The plans, which call for a “haircut” of at least 30 per cent on deposits above €8,000, sketch out an increasingly likely scenario for at least one bank, the sources said. A Greek bail-in could resemble the rescue plan agreed by Cyprus in 2013, when customers’ funds were seized to shore up the banks, with a haircut imposed on uninsured deposits over €100,000. Meanwhile, Yanis Varoufakis swears this is nothing but a "malicious rumor": FT report of a Gk Bank Bail In is a malicious rumour...
  • Chef Quits Job Because of Fear of Baked Beans

    07/09/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Wednesday 9 Jul 2014
    A chef has been forced to quit his job because of an uncontrollable fear – of baked beans. Rob Griffiths, 31, left his job as a pub chef in Milton Keynes because he felt faint every time he saw the food. The ex-chef believes his rare fear - technically known as leguminophobia – was a result of his brothers throwing beans at him as a child. ‘I get shaky and I just have to run if they’re anywhere near me,’ he said. ‘I was a pub chef and breakfast was hard. ‘Staff had to prepare the beans while I hid...
  • Flatulence caused by baked beans in global warming query

    04/11/2014 10:09:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    West Morning News, UK ^ | April 9, 2014 | Nicholas Randall
    A hereditary peer has questioned whether flatulence caused by the country’s high consumption of baked beans is adding to global warming. Viscount Simon, 73, a Labour peer who has been a member of the House of Lords for more than 20 years, raised concerns about the “smelly emissions”.
  • Beans.....(vanity)

    12/27/2013 3:00:13 AM PST · by Doogle · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/11/13 | Cinesite
    Beans and the dangers involved........... Enjoy
  • 300 Sacks Castor Beans Found In Iraq By U.S.Troops[per MSNBC]

    06/25/2003 9:14:47 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 115 replies · 431+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 25, 2003 | vanity
    I was watching TV this evening and started to flip cable channels when I saw a streaming on MSNBC on our forces finding castor beans. The following is a part of what their website said about it. NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski that within just the past week, U.S. investigators had found two shipping containers filled with millions of much more recent documents relating to chemical and biological weapons. One of the documents, from 2001, was titled “Document burial and U.N. activities in Iraq,” the sources said. It gave detailed instructions on how to hide materials and deceive U.N. weapons inspectors,...
  • Investment tips for 2012

    01/09/2012 12:39:53 PM PST · by woofie · 14 replies
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    Investment tips for 2012 With all the turmoil in the market, the collapse of Lehman Bros and the acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America, we all need some good investment advice For any of you with any money left, beware of the next year's expected mergers. Watch for these consolidations later this year: 1.) Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W R. Grace Co. will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace. 2.) Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and become: Poly, Warner, Cracker. 3.) 3M will merge with Goodyear and become:...
  • Magic Metal Beans Keep Your Coffee Hot For Hours

    04/28/2011 5:42:51 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies
    I would trade a cow for these magic beans. Seriously. "Coffee Joulies" are a new invention that are stainless steel "beans" that keep your coffee at the perfect temperature for several hours. Hours. How do they work? Their Kickstarter page says: This material is designed to melt at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and absorbs a lot of energy as it melts. This is how Joulies cool your coffee down three times faster than normal. Once it reaches this temperature, the special material begins to solidify again, releasing the energy it stored when it melted. This is how Joulies keep your coffee...
  • The Coming Great Inflation

    05/20/2011 9:37:47 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Market Oracle ^ | 5/18/11 | Michael_J_Kosares
    The table displayed immediately below is likely to surprise even our most-jaded readers. It shows the astronomical increase in cash prices for well-known food commodities over the past 12 months. With inarguable exactness, it contradicts the nearly constant prattle in the mainstream press that inflation is under control, or that it is peaking and likely to come under control sometime soon. Some items on the list have doubled -- even tripled -- in price over the past year. Others have risen at mere double-digit rates.
  • No junk food for food stamps, Rubio [D-CA] says

    02/12/2011 5:17:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    bakersfield californian ^ | Tuesday, Feb 08 2011 11:00 PM | STEVEN MAYER,
    This week, state Sen. Michael Rubio will introduce legislation that would prohibit food stamps from being used to purchase "junk food" or prepared meals at fast-food restaurants. "The question is what should we be using taxpayer funds to purchase," the Bakersfield Democrat said Tuesday. "In my opinion, we should be focusing on what people need, not what they want." Those needs include foods found in the traditional food pyramid, he said, including breads and cereals, meats, beans, nuts, dairy products and other protein sources, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Rubio's idea is not yet an official Senate bill. But...
  • Study: Resistant Starch Carbs Help Weight Loss

    01/28/2011 3:37:01 PM PST · by decimon · 50 replies
    Yahoo! Contributor Network ^ | January 28, 2011 | BW Flag
    A decade after "carb" became a four-letter word, scientists unveil a Catch-22 breakthrough for dieters: Carbs may actually help you lose weight. > Recommended sources of resistant starch carbs include sweet potatoes, beans, whole grain pasta, artichokes, yams, and quinoa. >
  • Who is Democrat Rep. Melissa Bean’s muscle man?

    08/17/2010 11:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    michelle malkin ^ | 8/16/10 | michelle malkin
    Regular readers of this blog remember the town hall-ducking tactics of Democrat Rep. Melissa Bean of Illinois. (Refreshers here, here and here.) She now has a new method of shielding herself from taxpayers’ tough questions. The beleaguered Democrat has apparently hired her own muscle man to glower and menace troublesome constituents. Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft showcases the video: (video) Who is Democrat Rep. Melissa Bean’s muscle man? By Michelle Malkin • August 16, 2010 01:23 PM Regular readers of this blog remember the town hall-ducking tactics of Democrat Rep. Melissa Bean of Illinois. (Refreshers here, here and here.) She now...
  • Beanz meanz canz? Heinz to sell plastic jars

    08/01/2010 3:00:48 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | Julu 30th 2010 | Staff
    <p>Devotees of baked beans will soon be able to save themselves valuable seconds – not to mention the agony of lacerating their fingers on jagged cans – as they prepare their favourite food.</p> <p>After 115 years, Heinz is to offer its baked beans in screw-top plastic jars for the first time. The 15cm-high resealable fridge pack, which holds 1kg of beans, will go on sale in September and will feature a see-through measure on its side showing how much is left inside.</p>
  • Cowboy Beans

    08/02/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 31 replies · 1,257+ views ^ | 06/10/2009 | Stacey Winder
    These are a great side dish served with barbeque, but could practically be a meal unto themselves. Ingredients: 1 lb. hamburger meat 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 large can Country Style Bush's baked beans 2 cans pork 'n beans 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup barbeque sauce
  • Are pinto beans healthy?

    05/14/2009 3:58:17 PM PDT · by housemouse 1 · 189 replies · 4,650+ views
    My family is on a pinto bean diet, i'll call it that because money tight and this is all we have to eat, well rice, and homemade tortillas, but even those few inbetween times we can have eggs, cheese, fruit, vegtables, it's mostly beans, i make plain, and chili version, leftovers become soup, my kids think we are going to die, what i'd like to hear is what someone else thinks?
  • Dry Beans Can Help Fight Cancer

    02/05/2009 3:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies · 1,181+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | February 05, 2009
    Studying the anticancer benefits of dry beans, scientists have discovered that different market classes of beans help in reducing the risk of mammary cancer. For the study, researchers at Colorado State University studied the anticancer activity of six market classes of bean including; small red, great northern, navy, black, dark red and white kidney bean in the diet of laboratory animals. They also evaluated whether the level of antioxidants or seed coat pigments in the bean were related to mammary cancer. The researchers fed cooked dry bean powder from the six market classes and a control group without beans in...
  • 5,000-Year-Old Anthropomorphic Figures Found In Huaura, Lima

    06/15/2008 6:30:22 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 184+ views
    Andina ^ | 6-8-2008
    5000-year-old anthropomorphic figures found in Huaura, Lima 5000-year-old anthropomorphic figures found in Huaura, Lima Lima, Jun. 08 (ANDINA).- In the last days, a team of archaeologists headed by Ruth Shady has discovered a number of anthropomorphic figures believed to be some five thousand years old near the district of Vegueta in the province of Huaura on the coast north of Lima. These relics have been unearthed in the archeological site of Vichama, or "hidden city", a place that belongs to the same civilization of Caral and which is located 159 kilometers north of Lima. Caral is considered the oldest city...
  • Man Loses 140 Pounds Eating More Than Half-Ton of Baked Beans

    04/11/2008 2:09:03 PM PDT · by workerbee · 36 replies · 118+ views
    Sky News ^ | Apr. 11, 2008
    A diet of baked beans helped Neil King to lose 140 pounds in nine months. In fact, since June 2007, he's eaten more than half a ton of them, about 1,500 cans. Prior to dieting, King ate a full English breakfast, which at its heart consists of bacon and eggs and may include sausage, toast, and stewed tomatoes, for lunch, and drank eight pints of lager in the pub after tea. King, from Halstead in Essex, England, made the switch from boozing to beans after being told he was at risk for bowel cancer. And his high fiber diet has...
  • For a whole mouse, it might have been $150

    10/04/2007 3:31:22 PM PDT · by Westlander · 29 replies · 883+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 10-4-2007 | AP
    LEHI, Utah - An Arkansas company is offering $100 to a Utah woman who found a severed mouse head in a can of green beans if she pledges not to take legal action. The letter from Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs, Ark., describes it as a "gesture of goodwill." Marianne Watson isn't interested. "I won't sign it under any circumstances," she said. Allens spokesman James Phillips said the mouse probably was picked up during the harvest and did not originate in the canning factory. He called it an isolated incident. "We apologize as much as we can, but we also...
  • Actor [Hugh Grant] Arrested Over 'Baked Beans Attack'

    04/26/2007 7:58:51 AM PDT · by bedolido · 35 replies · 1,534+ views
    Sky News ^ | 4-26-2007 | staff writer
    Hugh Grant has been arrested over an allegation that he lashed out at a paparazzi photographer with a tub of baked beans.
  • Study shows secret to gas-free beans

    04/25/2006 1:11:38 PM PDT · by libstripper · 86 replies · 1,436+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2006 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two strains of bacteria are the key to making beans flatulence-free, Venezuelan researchers reported on Tuesday. They identified two bacteria, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus plantarum, which can be added to beans so they cause minimal distress to those who eat them, and to those around the bean-lovers, Marisela Granito of Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela and colleagues reported. Flatulence is gas released by bacteria that live in the large intestine when they break down food. Fermenting makes food more digestible earlier on.
  • Illegal workers hold 1 of 20 civilian jobs, research says

    03/08/2006 2:41:34 AM PST · by Ninian Dryhope · 33 replies · 485+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 7, 2006 | GEBE MARTINEZ
    Study finds as many as 12 million immigrants may be in U.S. unlawfully WASHINGTON - As many as 12 million illegal immigrants now live in the United States, up from an estimated 8.4 million in the 2000 Census, according to a new study released Tuesday. The estimate by the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center also said that illegal workers fill nearly one out of every 20 civilian jobs. They hold 24 percent of all jobs in farming, 17 percent in cleaning, 14 percent in construction and 12 percent in food preparation. The population and work force estimates were released a day...
  • Bird's head reportedly found in can of beans

    02/18/2006 4:30:38 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 107 replies · 1,414+ views ^ | 18 February 2006
    CHICAGO - A northern Illinois resident reported finding a bird’s head in a can of pinto beans, prompting a Chicago-based food company to announce a voluntary recall on Friday.. La Preferida Inc. said in a statement that it was recalling a limited number of its cans as a precaution. The company says the beans were canned by New Meridian Inc. in Eaton, Ind. “There are still many unanswered questions, but we have decided to err on the side of safety,” said David Brand, La Preferida’s director of quality assurance. The company is investigating to determine how the bird head got...
  • Little Rock Airmen provide “beans and bullets” downrange, again

    01/25/2006 5:02:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 24, 2006 | 1st Lt. Jon Quinlan
    1/24/2006 - LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. (AFPN) -- A trip to the desert is nothing new for the 463rd Airlift Group here. On Jan. 20, 24 Airmen and two C-130 Hercules stepped up to deliver "beans and bullets" to the warfighter for more than 120 days. The experienced crew understands that airlift is important for reducing convoy operations in Southwest Asia. "We know it is dangerous but each time we load up one C-130, that is one less convoy that will be put in harm's way," said Staff Sgt. Paul Rose, a 61st Airlift Squadron loadmaster. On Jan.18...
  • Poland gets caught in Russian-Ukraine gas battle

    12/20/2005 9:19:49 AM PST · by lizol · 99 replies · 796+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 20.12.2005 | Slawek Szefs
    Poland gets caught in Russian-Ukraine gas battle For the past several weeks Europe has been looking with anxiety at the Russian conflict with Ukraine over natural gas deliveries. And there is plenty to worry about for Poland, as 80% of Russian deliveries run through Ukrainian pipelines. Report by Slawek Szefs Poland's situation is even more difficult than of many other European countries. Its dependency on Russian gas runs at one sixth of the total national demand! How could Poland be affected, if deliveries were limited in the middle of the winter season? Richard Mbewe, chief analyst for the Warsaw Investment...
  • Brit dish: Beans on toast (idle curiosity)

    10/25/2005 8:35:12 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 36 replies · 874+ views
    NickAt Nite2003 (me)
    I find my curiosity peaked, and am wondering if there is anyone here, familiar with british food and habits, to clue me in on the British meal of 'Beans on toast'. I've seen about four or so shows, over the last few years, referencing this dish, and i am curious as to what *kind* of 'Beans' are used, and is the oast dry or buttered before the beans are pouredover them? Are they Pork&Beans? Baked beans? some Brit brand of chutney laced beans?
  • From Iraq to Ohio, Beans the dog finds a home (Devil Dog Adopts a Dog)

    10/11/2005 5:01:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 1,368+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 11, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Ryan M. Blaich
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- (Oct. 11, 2005) -- Not many people find a best friend in a paper sack half way around the world, in a country littered with war and terrorists. But, that is what happened when Marine Cpl. Jeffery A. Boskovitch, a Reserve Marine from Akron, Ohio, decided to befriend a tiny mutt. For some pocket change and little bit of candy, the pup became his. It would have been impossible to guess that this friendship would span half the globe, involve the Commandant of the Marine Corps, a couple of Army generals and a...
  • US Airways plane lands at RDU due to 'odor" in cabin

    08/03/2005 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 19 replies · 928+ views
    MORRISVILLE (AP) — A US Airways 757 passenger jet made an unscheduled landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Wednesday because of an odor in the cabin, an airport spokeswoman said. Flight 274 was flying from Charlotte to Baltimore-Washington International Airport when the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, RDU spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said. Smoke detectors went off, and the flight was diverted to RDU. The plane landed "without incident" shortly before 9 a.m., and the 66 passengers aboard were taken off the plane. The odor, however, had dissipated by the time RDU crews boarded the aircraft, Hamlin said. US...
  • Soldiers Provide Food to Kindi Residents

    07/28/2005 5:51:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 291+ views
    Defend America ^ | July 28, 2005 | Army Capt. John J. Agnello
    The delivery received a warm welcome from the local populace and many thanks from town leaders. BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 28, 2005 — Elements of 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division provided food, cooking utensils and cleaning supplies July 22 to residents of Kindi, a neighborhood north of the International Zone. The supplies were delivered in the form of a Rhode pack, a sustenance package of more than one ton of food and supplies that included rice, beans, canned fish and meat, vegetables, cooking oil, dessert treats, pots and pans, serving utensils, and propane stoves....
  • Scientists: Humans cause global warming

    07/21/2005 8:10:52 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 98 replies · 1,796+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/21/05
    Global warming is caused primarily by humans and "nearly all climate scientists today" agree with that viewpoint, the new head of the National Academy of Sciences -- a climate scientist himself -- said Wednesday. Ralph Cicerone's views contrasted with Bush administration officials' emphasis on uncertainty about how much carbon dioxide and other industrial gases warm the atmosphere like a greenhouse. "Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now at its highest level in 400,000 years and it continues to rise," said Cicerone, an atmospheric scientist who left as chancellor of University of California-Irvine to become academy president this month. "Nearly all...
  • Task Force Baghdad Delivers Tons of Food (Tissue Alert)

    06/30/2005 4:54:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies · 525+ views
    Defend America News ^ | June 30, 2005 | U.S. Army Spc. Erin Robicheaux
    U.S. soldiers brought food and school supplies to residents of the Khadamiyah area in Baghdad. CAMP TIGERLAND, Iraq, June 30, 2005 — The 256th Brigade Combat Team Civil Affairs and the 256th Brigade Combat Team’s 199th Forward Support Battalion collaborated on June 25 to bring 15 tons of food, two tons of school supplies, and more than 2,000 Beanie Babies to the residents of the Khadamiyah area in Baghdad. The items were gifts from the Association of Korean Americans and Operation Iraqi Children. The local Government Information Center connected the soldiers with various charity organizations to help distribute the supplies...
  • Japan bean plants sprout messages

    01/26/2005 7:43:14 PM PST · by Middle-O-Road · 19 replies · 1,078+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 26 January, 2005, 14:54 GMT | BBC News
    Ever wanted to say "I love you" and never found the words? Well now you can buy a plant that says it for you. Two Japanese manufacturers, toy makers Tomy and Takara, have both produced bean plants which sprout to reveal a special message. Takara said its plant was "a new type of message card to convey your feelings to your loved ones", according to the French news agency AFP. The gift comes with a choice of six different messages such as "Good Luck" and "I Love You" inscribed through the plant with a laser beam. Tomy's offering features beans...
  • Filipinos seek to boost production of coffee beans retrieved from animal droppings

    12/27/2004 12:46:44 PM PST · by bedolido · 68 replies · 1,318+ views
    CNEWS ^ | 12/27/2004 | OLIVER TEVES
    INDANG, Philippines (AP) - Its origins might put off some coffee drinkers, but an exotic bean that draws top dollar from connoisseurs is plucked from animal droppings. Not just any animal. The coffee comes from beans eaten but undigested by the palm civet, a nocturnal, fruit-eating cousin of the mongoose that roams tropical forests. Civet coffee, which some aficionados consider among the world's best, sells for as much as $300 US a pound in the United States. Only 550 pounds are produced worldwide each year, says Antonio Reyes, executive director of the International Coffee Organization Certifying Agency.
  • Beans, Beans, Beans!

    10/21/2004 9:00:42 PM PDT · by Brainhose · 136+ views
    Lake Victoria | Today | Brainhose
    You know I am liberal and that's no surprise.I can lie for miles and miles, I can lie for miles and miles and miles.
  • A Deal? (ZOT!!! Who is Goerge? What is a trole?)

    04/20/2004 3:19:20 PM PDT · by thejourney · 104 replies · 488+ views
    How bout a deal? I know I'm banned. I'll admit I'm a trole now if you will let me log back in on November 3 after Kerry hands Boy Goerge his butt and tell you what a bunch of losers you are just like the first selected Chimp President is a losers How bout it, losers?
  • An Amazing Iraqi Story: Third Corps Support Command (GNFI)

    01/30/2004 5:47:01 PM PST · by xzins · 40 replies · 450+ views
    DefenseLink ^ | DoD News
    DoD News Briefing, Wednesday, 28 Jan 2004 - 8:58 am
  • Caption potpourri! (Take your pic)

    11/17/2003 4:36:25 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 16 replies · 145+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos | November 17, 2003
    #1:Jeremy Shockey was right!#2:David Blaine's latest: 44 days in a giant condom.#3:Alright, David, now you're just being silly!
  • Bill Gates: Why I Hate Spam

    06/22/2003 9:06:03 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 20 replies · 218+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 06/23/03 | BILL GATES
    <p>SEATTLE--Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so irritating.</p> <p>But spam is worse than irritating. It is a drain on business productivity, an increasingly costly waste of time and resources that clogs corporate networks and distracts workers. Among consumers, it spreads scams, pornography and even computer viruses. Worse, spammers prey on less sophisticated e-mail users, including children, threatening their safety and privacy. And as everyone struggles to sift spam from their inboxes, valid messages are sometimes overlooked or deleted, which makes e-mail less useful and reliable as a channel for communication and legitimate e-commerce. In short, spam threatens to undo much of the good that e-mail has achieved.</p>
  • Coffee: Spilling the beans on quality (VOMITING ALERT. NO, REALLY)

    09/24/2002 8:19:07 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 76 replies · 960+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 24, 2002 | Jonathan Duffy
    Ever had a nasty cup of coffee? As prices of raw coffee have slumped in recent years, so has the quality of what we drink. Coffee drinkers may be swallowing ground up twigs, dust and floor sweepings as they sup their morning cup. Some coffees contain up to 20% rogue ingredients, which can also include mouldy and unripe beans. While much of the coffee drunk in the UK is classed as "reasonable" or "high quality", there is alarm about some brands at the bottom end of the market. And the plummeting price of raw coffee in recent years has made...
  • Beans banned from harvest festivals (INGRATITUDE ALERT)

    09/08/2002 10:33:58 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 31 replies · 327+ views
    The Times ^ | September 9, 2002 | Hamida Ghafour
    A MILLION housewives every day may well pick up a can of baked beans, as the advert used to boast, but few if any of them appear to be asylum-seekers. So loathsome do refugees find the staple of British cuisine that the Diocese of Gloucester has asked worshippers at 400 churches not to donate beans at their harvest festivals. Canon Adrian Slade said he made the request because in the past the churches were inundated with tinned beans. “Although baked beans are our national dish and we enjoy them with fervour at least three times a week, to most people...
  • Oregon Entrepreneur Rides Coffee Craze

    05/05/2002 11:56:16 PM PDT · by WaterDragon · 4 replies · 338+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | May 1, 2002 | Fred Delkin
    If you care about coffee, you should meet David Griswold, a young man whose Portland-based businesses are dedicated to bringing you the best of this beverage, while directly contributing to the welfare of the folks who pick the beans. Griswolds success with his coffee import business, Sustainable Harvest, has subsidized his Roast Your Own Coffee internet marketing enterprise. The latter, at, encourages customers to buy some of the world's best beans and roast them at home for the ultimate experience. You just haven't experienced the best that coffee can be, unless you roast, grind and brew your own, Griswold...
  • India Halts Global Warming.

    03/28/2002 4:06:24 AM PST · by scouse · 5 replies · 468+ views
    ABC Online (Australia) ^ | 3/28/02 | Unknown
    ABC Online:: Thu, Mar 28 2002 10:38 PM AESTZapping beans to reduce flatulence and global warming Pioneering researchers in India have found a way to reduce flatulence caused by eating beans, the British weekly New Scientist reports. Jammala Machaiah and Mrinal Pednekar of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Trombay zapped mung beans, chickpeas and black-eyed beans with gamma rays. Levels of oligosaccharides, a carbohydrate that is the main culprit in intestinal gas, were cut by up to 80 per cent, although kidney beans were strangely left unaffected by the treatment. "In India, beans are a very popular and important...