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  • Fortified Foods May Be Dangerous

    06/25/2014 9:48:46 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 35 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | June 24, 2014 | Amir Khan
    Many cereals, snack bars and other foods tout that they’re fortified with vitamins and minerals, but it turns out, adding that into food may be dangerous, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group. The organization found that nearly half of kids 8 or younger consume potentially dangerous levels of vitamin A, zinc and niacin due to over-fortification. The researchers fortified 1,550 cereals and 1,000 snack bars and found that 114 had 30 percent or more of the adult daily value for some vitamins and minerals, which can cause liver damage, skeletal abnormalities, hair loss and more in...
  • Cereal maker Kellogg to cut jobs as breakfast sales slide

    11/04/2013 12:33:05 PM PST · by John W · 93 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 4, 2013 | Reuters
    Tony the Tiger is not doing so grrrrreat... Kellogg Co, the world's largest maker of breakfast cereals, says it will cut about 7 percent of its workforce and slash capacity by 2017, after reporting another quarterly decline in sales in its cereals business. The company's cereals business has been battling stiff competition from General Mills and private-label cereal brands. Increasing popularity of yoghurt, frozen egg sandwiches and other breakfast items has also hit the business. Sales at Kellogg's U.S. morning foods business, which includes cereals such as All-Bran, Coco Pops and Froot Loops, fell 2.2 percent in the third quarter....
  • Could a sexy cereal get you in the mood? New muesli claims ingredients to boost sexual desire

    07/22/2013 3:08:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/22/2013
    It may be the last thing you are thinking about as you rush out of the door to work, but eating a good breakfast could really spice up your love life. As long as what is in your bowl is SexCereal, that is – or so its makers claim. The firm behind a new muesli say it is nothing less than ‘passion in a bowl’, full of exotic ingredients that increase sexual desire. In fact, they claim eating just three tablespoons could leave you full of vigour all day long. A spokesman for retailer Firebox.com added: ‘Please use it in...
  • Canada starts the day with Holy Crap

    05/09/2013 3:35:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Orange ^ | 4/16/13
    A Canadian couple are coining it in after changing the name of their breakfast cereal to 'Holy Crap'. Brian and Corin Mullins developed their gluten-free, vegan, organic cereal to address Mr Mullins' allergies. It was originally called 'Hapi Food' cereal and sold only at the Sechelt Farmers Market on the Sunshine Coast, British Columbia. But after one of their very first customers said: "Holy Crap... this is amazing!", they changed the name to Holy Crap. Sales increased 1000% - from ten bags a day to over one hundred.
  • Will "Post" Cereal be banned too?

    01/23/2013 12:50:22 AM PST · by Kenika · 33 replies
    Mr Cereal ^ | 1/23/13 | Self
    The grandaddy of cereal slogans is for Quaker Puffed Rice. The cereal is actually made using a process that resembles shooting rice from a gun. In 1904, Quaker introduced the cereal to the mass public by shooting Puffed Rice from cannons at the World's Fair. In 1913, an astute ad man decided to promote the cereal by exploiting how it's made and this famous, yet mostly forgotten, slogan was invented.
  • Cerealism: Artist's incredible landscapes created using breakfast foods that look good enough to eat

    11/21/2012 11:30:21 AM PST · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rik Sharma
    Even if you're not an art lover you've probably heard of surrealism, but how about cerealism? US artist Ernie Button, 45, from Arizona has come up with a wacky new creation which features edible landscapes made from breakfast cereals. He spends up to a week creating the cunningly put together scenes which 'explore the evolution of breakfast cereals.' Button said: 'The idea for "Cerealism" was a trip to the grocery store. When I was a youngster, cereal was a luxury item. A brand name cereal was a rarity in our house as they were consistently more expensive. Something like Cap'n...
  • Exclusive: Nestle to cut sugar and salt in breakfast cereals

    10/15/2012 11:59:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 15, 2012 | Emma Thomasson (Reuters)
    ORBE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Nestle SA and General Mills Inc will cut sugar and salt in the children's breakfast cereals they jointly market outside North America, the latest attempt by major food companies to respond to health concerns. The two have been in a joint venture since 1990 to sell Nestle-brand cereals such as Cheerios in more than 140 countries outside the United States and Canada, markets which account for about half total global cereal sales of some $25 billion. They say they will reformulate 20 cereal brands popular with children and teenagers by 2015, boosting wholegrains and calcium and...
  • Kellogg’s Cereal Recall: Company Recalls Mini-Wheats(Possible Metal Fragments)

    10/11/2012 11:36:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | October 11, 2012
    -excerpt- Per the notice filed with the US Food and Drug Administration, the recall includes 282,000 cases. Boxes included in the recall have the letters “KB,” “AP” or “FK” before or after the “Best Before” date.
  • General Mills opposes Minnesota amendment to ban same-sex marriage

    06/14/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-14-12 | Tom Webb
    General Mills is opposing a Minnesota amendment to ban same-sex marriage, taking a public stand on a contentious issue that most companies have tried to avoid. "We do not believe the proposed constitutional amendment is in the best interests of our employees or our state economy -- and as a Minnesota-based company we oppose it," the foodmaker said in a statement. Golden Valley-based General Mills has consistently ranked atop lists of the best corporate workplaces, including its welcoming policy toward gay and lesbian employees. But like most corporations, it has historically steered clear of controversial issues like the marriage amendment,...
  • General Mills to cut 850 jobs

    05/22/2012 11:58:06 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    FT.com ^ | 5/22/12 | Alan Rappeport
    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3d3cac24-a42e-11e1-a701-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1vctpmQf0 General Mills, the US food company, said that it would cut about 850 jobs, or 2.4 per cent of its workforce, as it looks to slash costs. The move is part of a global restructuring plan that General Mills said on Tuesday would improve its efficiency and allow it to reinvest in high-growth products.
  • Ten Brands That Will Disappear in 2012 [No more Kellogg's Corn Pops? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!]

    06/22/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | June 22, 2011 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    Kellogg's Corn Pops The cereal business is not what is used to be, at least for products that are not considered "healthy." Among those is Kellogg's Corn Pops ready-to-eat cereal. Sales of the brand dropped 18% over the year that ended in April, down to $74 million. That puts it well behind brands like Cheerios and Frosted Flakes, each which have sales of over $200 million a year. Private label sales have also hurt sales of branded cereals. Revenues in this category were $637 million over the same April-end period. There is also profit margin pressure on Corn Pops because...
  • Obama Identifies the Enemy: Tony the Tiger

    06/22/2011 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 10 replies
    Human Events via Fox News ^ | June 21st | Audrey Hudson
    Tony the Tiger, some NASCAR drivers and cookie-selling Girl Scouts will be out of a job unless grocery manufacturers agree to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police. Either retool the recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats, or no more advertising and marketing to tots and teenagers, say several federal regulatory agencies. The same goes for restaurants. It’s not just the usual suspected foods that are being targeted, such a thin mint cookies sold by scouts or M&Ms and Snickers, which sponsor cars in the Sprint Cup, but pretty...
  • Kellogg says it will raise prices

    02/04/2011 11:30:07 PM PST · by FromLori · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/4/2011 | Staff
    U.S. cereal giant Kellogg Co. said it would raise prices 3 percent in 2011, the same increase it reported for its profits in 2010. Fourth-quarter profits rose 7 percent over the third quarter and annual profits were up 3 percent, The Detroit News reported Friday. Revenues for the year dropped 1 percent to $12.4 billion. John Bryant, the company's new chief executive officer, said Kellogg would raise prices due to the rising cost of commodities. "The price increases are merely passing on a portion of those higher costs," he said.
  • Light-up Cereal Boxes and Self-Cooking Soup (Try To Walk Down The Aisle With This Stuff Going Off)

    01/29/2011 9:30:56 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    Cnet ^ | 1/7/2011 | Cnet
    "OMG, stop everything, there's no need to invent anything else," was what we said when we got to the eCoupled stand at CES. And when you see these photos and video, we're sure you'll agree. Video Link Here Fulton Innovation -- don't worry, we hadn't heard of them either -- is out here in Vegas demonstrating wireless charging tech that has blown our tiny, gambling-addled minds. Its fabulous packaging uses induction power to create, among lots of other things, some of the most amazing cereal boxes we've ever seen, which can illuminate in stages to create an eye-catching effect.
  • Kellogg Cereal Recall Highlights a New Concern: Chemicals Leaching from Food Packaging

    07/07/2010 8:59:10 AM PDT · by EBH · 19 replies
    ENN ^ | 07/06/2010 | Dan Shapley
    Kellogg is recalling as many as 28 million boxes of cereal because a chemical is leaching from the food packaging into the cereal. The Food and Drug Administration states the reason for the recall as "uncharacteristic off-flavor and smell coming from the liner in the package." Other sources call it a wax-like substance, and parents are being warned that it may cause diarrhea or vomiting, particularly in sensitive children (the recalled cereals — Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops and Honey Smacks — are sugary staples of the Kellogg line, marketed with cartoon characters primarily at children).
  • General Mills Investigates Fake Press Release (That Obama Was Cracking Down on Big Cereal)

    06/19/2010 3:15:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 534+ views
    General Mills Inc. said it is looking into how a fake press release was sent out that falsely said President Barack Obama had ordered an investigation into the company's supply chain. General Mills said the release, sent out at midnight eastern through PR Newswire, was false and was removed minutes after it was detected. The news release service issued an alert on Wednesday to disregard the release, saying it was sent in by an unauthorized sender.
  • Cheerios is a drug, the FDA says

    05/30/2009 5:18:33 AM PDT · by FromLori · 84 replies · 2,559+ views
    Based on the long-time claim by General Mills that its Cheerios cereal can lower cholesterol by 4 percent in just six weeks — when part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, of course — the Food and Drug Administration has admonished the giant breakfast cereal producer and said those claims mean the little round “o’s” of oats are to be considered a drug. Simply by indicating the cereal is intended for use as a cholesterol-lowering product, it now falls under the FDA regulations regarding drugs, and because it’s a “new” drug by definition — never mind that...
  • Cops: Driver was under influence of bowl of cereal

    05/18/2009 12:53:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 704+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/09 | AP
    NEEDHAM, Mass. – A Massachusetts man may wish he had breakfast in bed instead of in his car. Police said a man who was stopped for erratic driving on Central Avenue last week was eating a bowl of cereal and milk while he drove. He told officers he was hungry. ... Schlittler didn't know what kind of cereal the driver was eating.
  • Man Caught Trying To Drive While Eating Cereal

    05/14/2009 11:31:38 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 41 replies · 1,126+ views
    WCBS ^ | May 14 | Staff
    Police in Needham pulled over a man who was allegedly driving while trying to eat a bowl of cereal - with milk, according to Wicked Local Needham. The 48-year-old driver, who is from Needham, was apparently spotted driving erratically by other drivers. According to the report, callers told police the driver was "all over the road." He was crossing over the double yellow line and tailgating other vehicles. When police finally pulled the man over, they allegedly found a bowl of cereal with milk, which was still cold, inside the car, the site reports. The man told police he was...
  • Barackfast

    02/12/2009 10:05:02 AM PST · by opineapple · 9 replies · 645+ views
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO KELLOGG'S (SNARKY - MUST READ!)

    02/08/2009 11:24:28 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,541+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 8, 2009 | New York Post
    AN OPEN LETTER TO KELLOGG'S February 8, 2009 -- Whereas . . . 1) Kellogg's is a major manufacturer of cereal and junk food products including but not limited to Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts, Cheez-Its, Froot Loops, Keebler's Cookies, Rice Krispies, Eggo Frozen Waffles, Famous Amos Cookies and many other products known to be a part of the diet of many marijuana using Americans. 2) The Kellogg's has profited for decades on the food tastes of marijuana using Americans with the munchies. In fact, we believe that most people over the age of 12 would not eat Kellogg's products were...
  • Watchdog Group: Tony the Tiger, Quick Bunny Making Kids Fat

    10/02/2008 7:51:03 AM PDT · by batter · 11 replies · 416+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2 October 2008 | SkyNews
    Tony the Tiger, and Snap, Crackle and Pop have been branded "cartoon villains" by a U.K. consumer watchdog called Which? for failing to promote healthy eating in children. Other well-loved characters under fire include Coco the Coco Pops monkey and Quicky the Nesquik Bunny.
  • Do These Cereals Have The Essential Nutrients?

    06/13/2008 10:42:56 AM PDT · by opineapple · 5 replies · 92+ views
  • Cereal Recall

    04/14/2008 6:42:31 AM PDT · by Nashvegas · 7 replies · 208+ views
    Salmonella Risk Spurs Cereal Recall Malt-O-Meal Recalls Unsweetened Puffed Rice, Puffed Wheat Sold Under Various Names By Miranda Hitti WebMD Medical News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD April 8, 2008 -- Because of salmonella risk, Malt-O-Meal is recalling its unsweetened puffed rice and puffed wheat cereals with "Best If Used By" dates ranging from April 8, 2008 (coded as "APR0808") to March 18, 2009 (coded as "MAR1809"). Salmonella bacteria can cause symptoms including diarrhea, fever, nausea, and abdominal pain. Severe cases of salmonella infection can be life-threatening. No illnesses linked to the recalled cereals have been reported. The recalled cereals...
  • Sugary breakfast cereals for memory

    07/08/2007 10:15:32 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 21 replies · 613+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 9 Jul 2007, 0300 hrs IST | The Times of India
    Latest research by scientists in Australia suggests that eating sugary breakfast cereals can improve the memory of teenagers. Earlier studies have shown mixed results with some researchers saying that sugary cereals could contribute to obesity while others claiming that it may sharpen the brain. As part of the new study, scientists studied 37 students, aged 14 to 17, who ate a popular corn-based cereal with a high Glycaemic Index or a high fibre bran-based cereal with a low Glycaemic Index. The researchers then tested the students to see how well they could memorise a list of 20 names of tools,...
  • Al Gore says he hasn't ruled out 2nd run

    09/10/2006 3:26:35 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 53 replies · 992+ views
    AP ^ | 10 Sep 06
    SYDNEY, Australia - Former Vice President Al Gore said Sunday he hadn't rule out making a second bid for the White House, though he said it was unlikely. Gore spoke to reporters in Sydney, where he was promoting the local premiere of his documentary on global warming. "I haven't completely ruled out running for president again in the future but I don't expect to," Gore said before the Sunday night premiere of "An Inconvenient Truth." "I offer the explanation not as an effort to be coy or clever. It's just the internal shifting of gears after being in politics almost...
  • Ohio State bowl plans this year include milk, cereal

    08/30/2006 9:28:17 AM PDT · by MikefromOhio · 12 replies · 273+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 30 August 2006 | AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Buckeyes are now part of a complete breakfast. Buckeye Heroes, the newest university-licensed food, will be available in grocery stores before No. 1 Ohio State opens its season Saturday against Northern Illinois at Ohio Stadium. The box of honey-nut-flavored toasted oats features three mascots -- former Buckeyes linebackers and current NFL rookies A.J. Hawk, Bobby Carpenter, and Anthony Schlegel. "We couldn't make them 'block Os,' so we made them Os," said Rick Van Brimmer, director of trademark and licensing services at Ohio State. The cereal will cost $3.49 for a 14-ounce box at Kroger...
  • New Mortgages Worry Regulators

    06/12/2006 8:48:27 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 39 replies · 1,281+ views
    They are the new breed of mortgages, and home buyers in high-cost real estate markets can't get enough of them: interest-only and payment-option plans that cut monthly payments sharply in the early years of a loan. Lenders have marketed both types of mortgages aggressively -- often to people who need to stretch their incomes to afford homes -- but have said often that their borrowers have solid credit histories and excellent credit scores and that they fully understand the risks once payments reset in a few years. In some parts of the country, the share of buyers using interest-only and...
  • Caption Crazy Al Gore posing with the director of 'An Inconvenient Truth'

    06/07/2006 8:40:53 AM PDT · by redstatesrock · 39 replies · 815+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 6/5/06 | staff
    Former US Vice President Al Gore poses with the Davis Guggenheim, the director of the film "A Inconvenient Truth", which Gore helped make. Six years after barely losing the most contested presidential race in recent US history, Gore has ridden a popular new film on global climate change to the center of American politics
  • America Supports You: Military Volunteers Adorn Cereal Box

    06/07/2006 5:35:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 320+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 7, 2006 – Five recipients of the 2005 Very Important Patriot Award from the military community will be "appearing" on commissary cereal shelves worldwide this summer. The National Military Family Association's 2005 Very Important Patriot Award winners are featured on special edition boxes of Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. (Left to right) Michele Canchola, Marine Cpl. Jeffrey Caraway, Marine Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook, Chris Zaehringer, and Robert Davison are the 2005 honorees. The boxes, available only in commissaries worldwide, began shipping in May and will be available throughout the summer or as long as supplies last. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for...
  • Gore in Hay climate change plea (warns of end of civilization)

    05/29/2006 9:22:45 PM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 63 replies · 1,137+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 29 May 2006
    "...But Mr Gore, fresh from an appearance at the Cannes film festival, delivered a starker message that the world was now facing a "danger which could bring the end of civilisation."
  • Might everything disappear?

    05/29/2006 3:05:34 AM PDT · by gallaxyglue · 36 replies · 840+ views
    UNESCO ^ | 05/05/06 | UNESCOPRESS
    05-05-2006 10:00 am “Might everything disappear? Species, languages, cultures, values…” is the theme to be debated at the next 21st Century Talks to be held at UNESCO on 9 May 2006 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, (Room II). Chaired by the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and moderated by Jérôme Bindé, Deputy Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences and Director of the Division of Foresight the talks will bring together four personalities of international renown. Jean Baudrillard teaches sociology at the Universities of Paris IX and X and lectures internationally. His numerous published works include: The Consumer Society: Myths and...
  • Al Gore's Media Lovefest ( Belies grades of D's and C-minus )

    05/26/2006 7:39:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,264+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 26, 2006 | Dan Gainor & Amy Menefee
    John Lennon once wrote that "All you need is love." If that's the case, former presidential candidate Al Gore is a happy man. He is in the middle of a media lovefest celebrating his work, his career - even his efforts as actor, author, dancer and comedian. The former vice president has both a movie and a book about global warming debuting under the title "An Inconvenient Truth." He has gone from media darling to "the summer's most unlikely movie star," as NBC's Katie Couric called him in a May 24 interview. Gore, who Couric also called "funny, vulnerable, disarming,...
  • CAPTION AL GORE!

    05/25/2006 12:47:02 PM PDT · by petercooper · 149 replies · 3,419+ views
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | 05-23-06 | AP Via Yahoo News
    US President George W. Bush said he probably would not see the new documentary by former vice president Al Gore, seen here at the 59th edition of the Cannes Film Festival 20 May 2006. Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth" focuses on the dangers of global warming.(AFP/File/Francois Guillot)
  • As rates rise, home foreclosures surge

    05/26/2006 6:56:35 AM PDT · by Hydroshock · 222 replies · 2,890+ views
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12975777/ ^ | May 25, 2006 | Ron Mott
    As rates rise, home foreclosures surge Adjustable-rate mortgages make it hard for many to make payments h • Foreclosure rate climbs May 25: Remember the refinance craze of the not-too-distant past, where millions of homeowners jumped on those low-interest, adjustable-rate mortgages? As NBC's Ron Mott reports, those days are over and foreclosures are on the rise. Nightly News
  • Biggest mistake in Iraq was winning the war too fast

    05/26/2006 3:15:59 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies · 1,158+ views
    5/26/06 | Berlin_Freeper
    With current news items about mistakes in Iraq looming large in the media, I need to post what the real mistake was, because this has been annoying me for some time and I have yet to see the media make any analysis of this fact. And you sure won't be hearing this from the Left media who like to coddle the enemy in every way possible. One lesson that must be learned from Iraq is that in this modern era with all the technological advantages the US has, it is very possible that we win wars too fast and thus...
  • Foreclosures Up 39 Percent in 1Q

    05/24/2006 9:38:32 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 112 replies · 2,329+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/21/2006 | Liz Flaisig
    NORTHEAST FLORIDA -- The rise in foreclosures that analysts predicted would follow an easing in lending restrictions, low interest rates and creative mortgage products has emerged in metropolitan Jacksonville. Recently released data from California-based RealtyTrac Inc. showed the five-county metro area experienced a 39 percent increase in foreclosures over last year's first quarter, or 3,579 foreclosures for the first three months of this year compared with 2,570 for the same period in 2005. The increase was just above the national foreclosure increase of 38 percent for the first quarter, which RealtyTrac analysts said could mean foreclosures going above 1.2 million...
  • Hillary vs. Al Gore: Who scares you more?

    05/23/2006 10:25:54 AM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 72 replies · 1,091+ views
    May 23, 2006
    So the current buzz is stating that the Democrats are finally waking up to what we've known since 1993: Hillary is a disaster waiting to happen. And who are they increasingly looking to as their savior? Why, Al Gore of course! This leads me to ask a simple question, just for fun: Which is the greater evil: Hillary or Al Gore? Which one would scare you more if they made it to the White House?
  • GORE BURNS 439,500 LBS OF FUEL TO ATTEND SUMMIT (1997)

    05/22/2006 4:45:16 PM PDT · by fuyb · 14 replies · 711+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | DECEMBER 7, 1997 | e-mail collection
    "The most vulnerable part of the Earth's environment is the very thin layer of air clinging near to the surface of the planet, that we are now so carelessly filling with gaseous wastes that we are actually altering the relationship between the Earth and the Sun - by trapping more solar radiation under this growing blanket of pollution that envelops the entire world," Vice President Gore told the U.N. Global Warming conference of 159 nations this morning in Koyto, Japan. In what was one the most dramatic speeches in recent memory, Gore announced to world leaders: "Whether we recognize it...
  • Housing Slowdown to Be Widely Felt

    05/17/2006 12:34:36 PM PDT · by ex-Texan · 136 replies · 2,468+ views
    CNN Money.com ^ | 5/17/2006 | Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
    Slowdown in residential building and home sales will be felt throughout the economy; weaker jobs and consumer spending expectedNEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - You don't need to be in the market to buy or sell a home to be affected by the cooling housing market. [Everybody studies home sales] * * * because the sector has lifted * * * consumer spending and economic activity. This week has brought several new readings indicating that the super-heated real estate market of 2004 and 2005 is rapidly fading in the rearview mirror. Housing starts and building permits were down sharply in April, and...
  • "A HOUSE DIVIDED" - Pukin's FReeperversary Rant

    05/17/2006 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 3,680 replies · 58,259+ views
    <p>It is getting somewhat strange around these parts when not only the President, but yesterday the First Lady was personally attacked by someone claiming to be a ‘Conservative’. Can there be any doubt that there are forces among us looking to drive a wedge between us?</p>
  • Karenna Gore is still mad at you

    04/30/2006 10:53:32 PM PDT · by tlb · 67 replies · 2,273+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 1, 2006 | Page Six
    AL Gore bumped into Avenue magazine editorial director Pamela Gross the other day at the Regency, where she told him his daughter will be on the May cover. Karenna told Avenue that during the Florida recount in 2000, "the rancor was overwhelming at times . . . There was this horrible mob outside the vice president's house that was recruited by political operatives. They just kept yelling, 'Get out of [Dick] Cheney's house.' That was really painful and rude."
  • South Park: Manbearpig (Al Gore on global warming)

    04/27/2006 1:30:07 PM PDT · by Panerai · 34 replies · 8,871+ views
    TV Squad ^ | 04/27/2006 | Adam Finley
    God must really want those kids dead. -- South Park (S10E06) I'm like, totally cereal, guys. If nothing else, last night's episode proved that South Park is still an equal opportunity offender. In this episode, Al Gore comes to South Park to warn everyone about Manbearpig (read: global warming), a creature who is half man, half bear, and half pig. Or possibly half man and half bearpig. No one really knows for sure because Gore is apparently the only one who believes he exists. Al Gore is depicted as a crazed, friendless drifter who believes he's doing the right thing...
  • An Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore

    04/27/2006 8:04:08 AM PDT · by Coastal · 61 replies · 3,524+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 04-27-06 | Thomas Lindaman
    The summer movie season starts around Memorial Day, and movie companies are striving to turn around their box office woes of last year by putting out what they feel to be high quality films like “Mission: Impossible III,” “X-Men 3,” and “Debbie Does Everyone and Everything In Sight 26.” (But let me tell you, you almost have to see “Debbie Does Everyone and Everything in Sight 25” to get the full impact of the sequel.) Among the films vying for your ticket dollar is “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary by Al Gore addressing, surprise surprise, global warming. It hasn’t even...
  • Food Police Indict SpongeBob

    01/19/2006 6:30:20 PM PST · by yhwhsman · 25 replies · 743+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2006 | Steven Milloy
    Food Police Indict SpongeBob Thursday, January 19, 2006 By Steven Milloy Who would ever think that loveable cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, threaten public health? Well the “food police” apparently do, and this week they announced a lawsuit against Viacom and Kellogg to stop the companies from marketing snack and fun foods to kids.
  • Kellogg asked to end marketing junk foods to kids

    01/19/2006 4:10:03 AM PST · by SheLion · 140 replies · 1,367+ views
    yahoonews.com ^ | 1-18-06 | Brad Dorfman
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A consumer group wants to keep Tony the Tiger from promoting sugary cereals on the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon show or anywhere else kids are watching.   The Center for Science in the Public Interest said on Wednesday it would sue Kellogg Co., the maker of cereals such as Frosted Flakes, and Viacom Inc., which runs the Nickelodeon cable network, if the companies do not change some marketing practices aimed at children. The Center said letters had been sent to Kellogg and Viacom saying it would settle for a commitment from the companies within 30 days rather than sue....
  • Cereal Solidarity (idiotic patent laws)

    12/09/2005 10:55:58 AM PST · by jb6 · 17 replies · 1,957+ views
    Free Culture ^ | October 2004
    In October 2004, enterpreneur Rocco Monteleone started a cereal bar called Bowls in Gainesville, Florida. Located in a college town with no other cereal bars, Bowls appeared likely to be a successful venture. However, recently cereal bar chain Cereality (which has no locations in Florida) threatened Bowls with lawsuits should Bowls tread on Cereality's turf. Cereality has patents pending to give them an exclusive right to six business methods, including "displaying and mixing competitively branded food products" and adding "a third portion of liquid." If these patents are approved by the U.S. Patent Office, Cereality would have a complete monopoly...
  • Anti-cancer compound found in beans, nuts, cereals

    09/14/2005 7:52:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies · 2,105+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/14/05
    Anti-cancer compound found in beans, nuts, cereals Wed Sep 14, 7:03 PM ET Eating a diet rich in beans, nuts and cereals could help to prevent cancer because the foods contain a natural compound that inhibits the growth of tumors. Scientists at University College London (UCL) said on Thursday that the substance called inositol pentakisphosphate, which is also found in lentils and peas, could also help researchers develop new therapies against the disease. "Our study suggests the importance of a diet enriched in foods such as beans, nuts and cereals which could help prevent cancer," said Dr Marco Falasca, of...
  • Beetle Cereal 'Too Organic' for Hong Kong Shopper

    02/28/2005 7:30:16 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 24 replies · 472+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 2-26-2005
    An upmarket Hong Kong grocery store is being prosecuted after a customer allegedly discovered 575 beetles in a jar of cereal, officials and media reports said today. The customer, lawyer Philip Dykes, said the breakfast cereal was “too organic for my liking”, according to the South China Morning Post. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has charged the grocer store with providing “food not of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the purchaser”, said Emily Mak, a department spokeswoman. The lawyer allegedly found the beetles and 17 larvae in the plastic jar, which he bought in 2003, it was...
  • 575 Beetles found in cereal, store charged

    02/27/2005 10:18:51 PM PST · by freedom44 · 57 replies · 1,718+ views
    Caneo News ^ | 2/28/05 | Caneo News
    HONG KONG -- An upscale Hong Kong grocery store is being prosecuted after a customer allegedly discovered 575 beetles in a jar of cereal he bought, officials and media reports said yesterday. The customer, lawyer Philip Dykes, said the breakfast cereal was "too organic for my liking," according to the South China Morning Post. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has charged the Great grocer store with sale of "food not of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the purchaser," said Emily Mak, a department spokeswoman. The charge carries a maximum fine of 10,000 Hong Kong dollars, $1,589 Cdn,...