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  • Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus. That Was Only The Beginning.

    12/06/2018 11:08:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies
    greatamericanpolitics.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Michael Stanley
    If jolly old Saint Nick were a real person who had a real naughty and nice list, Nebraska school principal Jennifer Sinclair would most definitely be getting nothing but coal in her stocking this year. Sinclair has went on an anti-Christmas rampage, banning candy canes because their “J” shape represents Jesus, the reason for the season. However, that was just the beginning. What kinds of items, you ask? Liberty Counsel provided a memo from principal Jennifer Sinclair that spelled out in detail all the verboten paraphernalia at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha: Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets...
  • Finland’s first sex doll brothel opens in Helsinki offering 100 euro robot romps ...

    11/13/2018 7:28:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 78 replies
    theworldnews.net ^ | 17:04 / 12.11.2018 SUN | Staff
    FINLAND will be opening its first sex doll BROTHEL later this week as demand for silicone companions blows up all over the world. Russian-owned Unique Dolls will open its doors in Helsinki on Thursday - charging frisky Finns €100 an hour with its demimonde dolls. The silicone brothel is located in a discrete location behind a shopping centre in the Finnish capital. And they say they'll only ever be allowing a maximum of four clients in the building at any one time to keep noise levels at a respectable level. Each of the four models has its own room at...
  • The WORST Halloween Candy, and the Best Too

    10/25/2018 7:47:41 AM PDT · by Cecily · 139 replies
    Candystore.com ^ | October 2, 2018 | Clair Robins
  • Police warn parents after drugs found disguised as lollipops, candy cartoon characters

    09/23/2018 6:28:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    News4jax ^ | 9/23/18 | Carianne Luter
    HAPEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia police have a warning for parents after a recent bust found drugs disguised as colorful candy cartoon characters and lollipops. Police found two firearms (one stolen), cash, suspected marijuana, pills, cannabis pops, and suspected powder cocaine after a drug bust in Hapeville, police said. The drugs look like Hello Kitty and the minions from “Despicable Me.” This could be dangerous if found by children.
  • George W. Bush, Michelle Obama share tender moment at McCain’s funeral

    09/01/2018 12:12:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 98 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2018 | Mary Kay Linge
    They’ve got a sweet spot for bipartisanship – and each other. Former President George W. Bush gallantly delivered a small piece of candy into the hand of former First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service for Arizona Sen. John McCain on Saturday. A camera inside Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral captured the cute exchange, sending many Twitter users into a tizzy. The moment came with the two seated next to each other in the front pew as former Sen. Joe Lieberman talked about the importance of reaching across the political aisle.
  • Berlin Airlift 'Candy Bomber' still dropping sweets from the sky after 70 years

    08/01/2018 5:27:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    ABC ^ | July 25, 2018 | Janet Weinstein
    A World War II veteran who has been delivering sweet surprises from the sky for 70 years continues to brings smiles to the faces of children as the "Candy Bomber.” "There's something magical about a chocolate bar come floatin' out of the sky," Col. Gail "Hal" Halvorsen told ABC News. "It's tied on an actual parachute. Hopefully, some kids appreciate it." Halvorsen, 97, started his candy drops when he was a U.S. pilot for the Allied forces during the Berlin Airlift. In 1948, the Russians cut off food and supplies to West Berlin, Germany. The United States and its allies...
  • Necco factory closed and people are freaking out

    07/26/2018 6:19:54 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 83 replies
    msn ^ | July 26, 2018 | Lyn Mettler
    Panicked Twinkies lovers lost their minds when Hostess shut down in 2012. Thankfully, the company made a swift and sweet comeback, with an assist by TODAY's Al Roker, in 2013. But now another classic sweets factory has shuttered — and it's unclear whether it will be bouncing back anytime soon. Necco, the maker of divisive, chalky treats, has bitten the dust and closed its factory on Tuesday. This week, devoted fans of all of the company's sweets are scrambling to find their favorite treats amid the sudden closure
  • Trump 'threw' Starburst on table during G7 talks, told Merkel 'don't say I never give you anything'

    06/20/2018 9:27:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    AOL ^ | June 21, 2018 | Staff
    The recent G-7 Summit has been largely described a contentious event, and, according to CBS News senior global affairs contributor Ian Bremmer, it included a moment in which President Trump reportedly “threw” Starburst on the table. Bremmer told CBS News on Wednesday that during a discussion about the joint G-7 statement, the U.S. president “stood up, he put his hand in his pocket, his suit jacket pocket, and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, ‘Here Angela, don’t say I never give you anything.’” Days later, Trump took another swipe at the...
  • Nutella went on sale and some French markets dipped into chaos

    01/26/2018 2:45:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    KSBW ^ | 1/26
    Social media videos show shoppers battling for jars of the spreadSNIP Chaotic scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on pots of Nutella. The promotion, launched on Thursday, reduced the price of more than a million 950-gram pots from 4.70 euros ($5.85) to 1.41 ($1.75). In one video posted on Twitter, customers are seen shoving each other and shouting as they try to get as many pots as possible. According to Le Parisien newspaper, shoppers started to fight in the northern town of Ostricourt, prompting police to step in....
  • Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy prank has kids crying, cursing and even forgiving [2017 edition]

    11/04/2017 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | Ree Hines
    Halloween may be over, but a few kids just experienced a big trick when it came to their treats. Once again, Jimmy Kimmel's annual holiday prank prompted parents to tell their children that they ate all of their hard-earned Halloween candy. And once again, the reactions from the little ones did not disappoint — at least for viewers.
  • 'Man Who Killed Halloween' still haunts holiday

    10/31/2017 1:01:18 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5:30 am, Friday, October 29, 2004 | By Mike Glenn and RUTH RENDON
    Timothy O'Bryan's name may have faded from popular memory, but 30 years ago this Sunday his death shocked the country and earned the culprit the nickname "The Man Who Killed Halloween." The 8-year-old Deer Park boy died Oct. 31, 1974, after eating trick-or-treat candy laced with cyanide. Within days, his father, Ronald Clark O'Bryan, stood accused of staging the crime as part of a life insurance scheme. With his wife testifying for the prosecution, O'Bryan was convicted and sentenced to death. Dubbed the "Candy Man" by fellow prisoners, he was executed by lethal injection in 1984. Halloween has lived on....
  • Mother 'boiled to death by caramel' in freak sweet factory accident

    10/25/2017 5:16:02 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 10/24/2017 | MARTIN COULTER
    A Russian woman has died after molten caramel filled a huge tank she had been cleaning in a tragic freak accident. Natalie Nemets, 36, is believed to have been "boiled alive" in the accident, which happened at Slavyanka factory in Stary Oskol, in the Belgorod area of Russia. The mother-of-one was instantly submerged when the hot caramel started gushing into the mixer, with only her legs sticking out. One onlooker said: "She did not cry, no other noise was heard. She was cleaning the mixer when the caramel suddenly began to flow into the bowl. "The caramel was removed from...
  • 50 Sweet Facts About Your Favorite Halloween Candies

    10/21/2017 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Trillian · 25 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 18, 2017 | Suzanne Raga
    It’s no surprise that candy delights kids and adults alike. We love sweets so much that the average American eats about 22 pounds of candy each year. Whether you’re looking to impress your friends or simply brush up on your candy trivia, check out these 50 sweet facts about your favorite candies.
  • Candy maker expanding in Erlanger, will create 70 jobs (Kentucky)

    03/31/2017 7:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | March 31, 2017
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2017) — Perfetti van Melle USA, which produces Airheads, Mentos and other popular candy brands, will expand its manufacturing plant near Erlanger with an $11 million investment, bringing 70 new full-time jobs. The expansion includes improvements to the facility, purchase of new equipment, assembly of the new production lines and the hiring of 70 new employees in 2017, approximately 50 of whom will be Kentucky residents. PVM sales saw double-digit increases across the past four years. The project will support that and future demand by growing the facility’s manufacturing and packaging capacity by nearly 50 percent....
  • Mars To Invest $70 Million In U.S. Manufacturing, Create 250 New Jobs

    03/31/2017 7:25:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vending Market Watch ^ | March 31, 2017
    HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate North America announced today a $70 million reinvestment in its U.S. supply chain, continuing a long-standing commitment to American manufacturing and innovation. This latest investment will add approximately 250 new jobs to sites across the country, ensuring that more than 95 percent of Mars' chocolate products for the U.S. are made here. Mars is dedicated to supporting the U.S. communities in which the company lives and works. This latest pledge builds upon $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing investments over the past five years, which have added more than 1,000 American jobs...
  • Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs (WI)

    03/24/2017 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 23, 2017 | Jason Stein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/23/gummy-bear-maker-haribo-open-kenosha-plant-400-jobs/99538412/
  • Gummy Bear Giant Haribo Is Going to Open Its First U.S. Factory

    03/24/2017 5:10:52 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Reuters
    German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for the factory. Haribo, a model of Germany's successful "Mittelstand" firms which make up the backbone of Europe's largest economy, was founded in 1920. It gave Germany one of its most famous advertising slogans, promising to make kids and adults happy.
  • KitKat Releases New “Sushi” Set in Japan

    02/01/2017 10:25:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | KATRINA BUTCHER | FEBRUARY 1, 2017
    KitKat has just released images of its wild new “sushi” sets and it’s undecided whether to be relieved or upset about the fact they’re only available for a limited time. The bars come in three flavors, which don’t taste anything like the varieties of sushi they’re modeled to look like — unless you count the seaweed. kitkat-sushi-1 kitkat-sushi-2 kitkat-sushi-3 There’s tuna sushi, which actually tastes like raspberry. The seaweed wrapped sushi omelet is really a pumpkin pudding KitKat. Lastly, the sea urchin sushi is a Hokkaido melon with mascarpone cheese KitKat. All three have a base made of puffed rice...
  • Squirrels Stealing Chocolate Bars Driving Toronto Store Owner Nuts

    01/05/2017 8:34:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
    Video shows one rodent waiting for coast to be all clear before pouncing on candy and scurrying away. A group of squirrels is driving the owners of one Toronto convenience store nuts, after the rodents have been caught on video stealing chocolate bars from their east-end shop. “I always see them sneaking outside the door, looking in my store, and even right at me!” said Paul Kim, owner of Luke’s Grocery near Gerrard St. E. and Logan Ave. “They come in and take Crunchies, Crispy Crunch, Wonderbar . . . ” And those who are really bold “try to take...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make ‘Tablet’, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celt’s recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet: http://dalecaldersblog.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-tablet-for-hogmanay-stories.htmlhttp://wildeyedsoutherncelt.com/traditional-scottish-tablet/************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...