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  • Breaking News: Consecrated Host Returned, OKC Archbishop Drops Lawsuit

    08/21/2014 4:29:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 115 replies
    news9 ^ | August 20, 2014
    The consecrated host, who Oklahoma City's Archbishop claims was stolen by Satanic Priest Adam Daniels for use in September's “Black Mass”, has been returned.An attorney representing the satanic church presented the host to a catholic priest in Oklahoma City, Thursday afternoon.8/21/2014 Related Story: OKC Archbishop Files Lawsuit Over Black MassArchbishop Paul Coakley previously filed a lawsuit, asking a district judge to stop the Black Mass, scheduled for Sept. 21. With the return of the host, Coakley has agreed to dismiss the lawsuit with prejudice. Daniels released the following statement regarding the incident:"I, Dastur Adam Daniels, returned this consecrated host to...
  • Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block

    07/21/2014 4:55:16 PM PDT · by Theoria · 57 replies
    ProPublica ^ | 21 July 2014 | Julia Angwin
    A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas fingerprinting, works by instructing the visitor’s Web browser to draw a hidden image. Because each computer draws the image slightly differently, the images can be used to assign each user’s device a number that uniquely identifies it. Like other tracking tools, canvas fingerprints are used to build profiles of users based on the websites...
  • White House pastry chef resigns: ‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

    03/18/2014 11:44:52 AM PDT · by don-o · 104 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses is resigning after First Lady Michelle Obama fundamentally changed his job duties to focus on healthier food. Yosses is leaving the White House in June to work on a new project focusing on “food literacy” and The New York Times says Michelle is “partly to blame.” The openly gay chef was hired by Laura Bush in 2007 to make his trademark cookie plates and sugar sculptures. Mrs. Obama took over in 2009 and ordered Yosses to make healthier plates in smaller portions. Yosses began replacing butter with fruit puree and sugar with honey...
  • Facing Boycott, Girl Scouts Hide Support for Planned Parenthood, Abortion

    02/06/2014 7:26:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | Jill Stanek
    Girl Scouts USA was a founding member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and is its largest member. In 2008 and 2009 over 60% of WAGGGS’ membership fees ($2.45 million and $2.3 million respectively) came from GSUSA. Prominently displayed on every Daisy, Brownie, and Girl Scout uniform is the World Trefoil Pin, to “represent their connection to the worldwide sisterhood of Girl Scouting and Girl Guiding.” (Source for graphic here.) 2014-02-06_1205 The two groups are joined at the hip. In March 2010 WAGGGS bragged that one of its delegates, Nefeli Themeli, was among a group of...
  • Lila Rose interviews Ex-Girlscouts Sydney and Tess about [Girl Scouts/Planned Parenthood Alliance]

    02/05/2014 12:40:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/25/11
    Live Action president Lila Rose interviews Sydney and Tess Volanski, two ex-girlscouts who are now spreading the word about how Girl Scouts USA promotes abortion and Planned Parenthood. These brave teenage sisters are exposing the truth with their new website, Speak Now: girl scouts.
  • If This Doesn't Put You In The Christmas Spirit, Your Name Is Obama

    12/08/2013 7:49:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-8-2013 | MOTUS
    In the spirit of the season’s message of “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Towards Men,” I’m taking Sundays off from the madness that has transformed our world.So, in honor of Big Guy’s eternal prancing down the steps of Air Force Won to the tune of the Little Drummer Boy, I offer up this far more entertaining and season worthy rendition for your enjoyment.Pentatonix Little Drummer Boy Please feel free to post your favorite song of the season, your favorite photo of Barry drumming – or whatever - or just carry-on as you see fit. I’m going to make some cookies. There’s...
  • Web Giants Threaten End to Cookie Tracking

    10/29/2013 6:59:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 28, 2013 | ELIZABETH DWOSKIN
    The end could be near for cookies, the tiny pieces of code that marketers deploy on Web browsers to track people's online movements, serve targeted advertising and amass valuable user profiles. The moves could radically shift the balance of power in the $120 billion global digital advertising industry—and have ad technology companies scrambling to figure out their next play. * On Wednesday, Microsoft quietly announced in a blog post that the company will give marketers the ability to track and advertise to people who use apps on its Windows 8 and 8.1 operating system on tablets and PCs. The company...
  • Radio Host: Girl Scouts Promote 'Lesbianism'

    10/22/2013 3:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 22, 2013
    A Colorado radio host is urging listeners to give up Girl Scout cookies due to what he referred to as the organization's promotion of "lesbianism." Kevin Swanson, a pastor and right-wing activist, said on his "Generations Radio" program, which originates in Elizabeth, Colo., that he doesn't condone purchasing Girl Scout cookies because the organization promotes homosexuality and supports abortion, MSNBC reported Tuesday. "Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said on Monday's radio broadcast. "I'd say you ought to say no to the Girl Scout cookies," Swanson said. "I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't...
  • 15 sites track Healthcare.gov visitors

    10/22/2013 4:17:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/2013 | Josh Peterson
    Users visiting the Obama administration’s Healthcare.gov site are being tracked by 15 different sites via cookies installed on their browsers.Using the Chrome browser plug-in Collusion for Chrome, The Daily Caller was able to determine that a user who visits the Obamacare site will have 15 different sites collecting information about them.The sites include: polldaddy.com, googletagmanager.com, doubleclick.net, google-analytics.com, youtube.com, dnn506yrbagrg.cloudfront.net, ytimg.com, quantserve.com, chartbeat.com, google.com, bing.com, duckduckgo.com, pingdom.net, mxpnl.com and optimizely.com.PollDaddy.com, for example, which is managed by Automattic — the same company that manages WordPress — conducts polls and surveys for companies.Pingdom tracks site performance issues. Kissmetrics tracks people across multiple platforms,...
  • When Google Brainstorms, Online World Shudders ("Supercookie" tracks you 24/7)

    09/27/2013 4:26:23 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    If the notion of an anonymous identifier strikes you as a contradiction in terms, you aren't alone."It's a persistent identifier, a super cookie," says Jeff Chester, head of the Center for Digital Democracy. "Google will gain more information about users wherever they are, across platforms and with one number. This will be the new way they identify you 24/7."
  • Tubby O.J. Simpson is caught stealing COOKIES from prison cafeteria

    09/25/2013 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? O.J. Simpson, apparently. The former gridiron great was recently caught pilfering the sweet treats from the cafeteria of his Nevada prison - something which is strictly forbidden. According to a source, guards noticed the 66-year-old hiding something under his prison clothes as he walked back to his cell after lunch. When they quizzed him, he revealed a stash of more than a dozen oatmeal cookies, which were then seized. 'O.J. just stood there with a goofy grin on his face as the guard kept digging inside his shirt and throwing the cookies...
  • Mozilla Comes under Attack - and of Age

    07/21/2013 12:03:09 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    ComputerWorld UK ^ | 18 July 2013 | Glyn Moody
    Back in March, I wrote about the odd little attack by the European arm of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) on Mozilla's plans to put control of cookies firmly in the hands of users. Alas, the IAB seems not to have come to its senses since then, but has instead doubled down, and launched one of the most bizarre assaults on Mozilla and the open Web that I have ever read. I warmly recommend you to read it - I suspect you will find it as entertaining in its utter absurdity as I do. It's entitled "Has Mozilla Lost Its...
  • Watermelon Oreos: The Latest Twist on an Iconic Cookie

    06/18/2013 6:21:11 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | june 18, 2013 | Lisa Scherzer
    Watermelon in cookie form. The perfect summer food? Nabisco hopes Oreo purists and non-fans alike will be taking a bag of the new, limited edition fruit-flavored cookies to their next picnic. The Watermelon Oreos, available only at Target (TGT) for $3 a package, feature a bright pink and green creme filling between two vanilla-flavored cookies; the creme bears a strong resemblance to Play-Doh. Two cookies contain 150 calories, 7 grams of fat and 21 grams of carbohydrates. Food bloggers had plenty to say about the new summer flavor. JunkFoodGuy wrote that he was expecting an “awful fake watermelon smell to...
  • The Man Who Turned Off Cookies In Firefox Doesn't Care If It Hurts Advertisers

    05/09/2013 2:39:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/8/13 | Jim Edwards
    Jonathan Mayer is the man who turned off third-party cookies in upcoming versions of Firefox. (Cookies are the little bits of code that web sites drop onto your browser as you surf so that advertisers can target you with ads.) He just told AdExchanger that he no longer cares what advertisers think about privacy and cookies, because they've lost that debate. His Twitter account has been a brutal stream of sarcasm about advertisers who want a solution that leaves cookies in place. Mayer's move has angered advertisers, who were in the midst of negotiations for an industry-wide standard on tracking...
  • Michelle Obama surprises military families with cookies

    03/20/2013 3:10:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/20/13 | Emily Goodin
    Michelle Obama brought several surprises to some military families during a visit with them on Wednesday — cookies, tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll, and Bo. The first lady visited with eight families at one of the Fisher Houses at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Fisher House offers free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at a military medical center. While the children appeared happy to see Obama — some gave her handmade Easter cards — they were very excited to the see the Portuguese water dog. Several petted him with some
  • Firefox getting smarter about third-party cookies [blocks them]

    03/01/2013 2:55:09 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    Mozilla.org ^ | Feb 25, 2013 | mozilla.org
    Mozilla has a long running interest in fostering greater transparency, trust and accountability related to privacy and the many cookie-based practices we see today. fx nightly v22.0a1 privacy tabOn Friday, Mozilla released a Firefox patch into its “Nightly” channel that changes how cookies from third party companies function. Users of this build of Firefox must directly interact with a site or company for a cookie to be installed on their machine. The patch also provides an additional control setting under the “Privacy” tab in Firefox’s Preferences menu (see image). Many years of observing Safari’s approach to third party cookies, a...
  • Vanity: Best Cookies to send to Afghanistan?

    11/29/2012 5:44:42 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 55 replies
    I'm going to send Christmas cookies to two former students currently stationed in Afghanistan. It is their first Christmas from home. I've eliminated anything that is too soft or could melt. I've recently discovered I can't send them anything made from pork so the ham filled lard cookies with bacon icing is out (ba boom ching!). Any suggestions on packaging would also be appreciated.
  • Frontier Airlines nixes warm cookies

    04/03/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies
    upi. ^ | April 2, 2012
    DENVER, -- The warm cookie service Colorado-based Frontier Airlines inherited when it merged with Midwest Airlines is being canceled by the company, officials said. Frontier officials said in a Friday announcement they will no longer offer the warm chocolate chip cookies as part of their in-flight service and they will instead serve bags of Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers or Barnum's Animal Crackers to passengers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Monday. The officials said the cookies, which were made famous by Midwest Airlines before it merged with Frontier in 2009, do not factor into purchasing decisions by customers and do not...
  • Interesting add-on for Firefox - Collusion

    03/03/2012 6:52:18 PM PST · by djf · 47 replies
    I just installed the "Collusion" add-on to Firefox. Anybody else tried this one? It shows a graphic of websites that are supposedly tracking you when you open a page. So far, FR is clean. Rense IS NOT! Neither is Drudge! Not sure exactly what it means by "websites that are tracking me". Cookies? One of those weird pixel thingamajigs? I may leave it installed, I might trash it, not sure yet...
  • The great Girl Scouts cookie debate: should we give Girl Scouts a second chance?

    01/18/2012 4:03:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    anuary 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cathy Ruse’s article yesterday urging pro-life and pro-family advocates not to buy Girl Scouts of America (GSA) cookies, both because of the organization’s ties to Planned Parenthood and an overall “progressive” agenda, has ignited quite the debate. Not only is the article LifeSiteNews’ most read article of the week, it has also drawn an enormous amount of commentary, both supportive and critical. Lots of readers agree that GSA’s ties to Planned Parenthood disqualify its cookie initiative from receiving support, while others argue it’s unfair to tar the whole organization with the actions of some GSA...
  • Say no to Girl Scout cookies

    01/18/2012 3:44:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    January 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When our sweet little neighbor in her brown camp uniform came knocking on our door this year, we had to say no. I told her mother that I didn’t want to hurt Katie’s feelings, but I couldn’t support the Girl Scout cookie sale anymore because I’d learned too much about the organizers’ agenda, primarily their support for abortion and partnership with Planned Parenthood. I worried that my “political” stand would cause uneasiness between us, but her response put me at ease: “Well,” she said, “they do use unpaid child labor to make their sales, and...
  • Say no to Girl Scout cookies

    01/18/2012 5:07:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 39 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1/17/2012 | Cathy Cleaver Ruse
    January 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When our sweet little neighbor in her brown camp uniform came knocking on our door this year, we had to say no. I told her mother that I didn’t want to hurt Katie’s feelings, but I couldn’t support the Girl Scout cookie sale anymore because I’d learned too much about the organizers’ agenda, primarily their support for abortion and partnership with Planned Parenthood. I worried that my “political” stand would cause uneasiness between us, but her response put me at ease: “Well,” she said, “they do use unpaid child labor to make their sales, and...
  • Ventura Girl Scout, 14, Calls For Cookie Boycott Over ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    01/13/2012 10:59:22 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 31 replies
    VENTURA (CBS) — A Ventura County Girl Scout is at the center of a national controversy after she released a video calling for a boycott of the group’s popular cookies over what she calls a “radical homosexual agenda”. The girl — who has only been identified as 14-year-old “Taylor” — cited the recent decision by Girl Scout officials to allow a 7-year-old “transgender” boy to join a Colorado-based troop last fall.
  • Westford Students Told To Leave The Christmas Cookies At Home

    12/15/2011 11:23:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 15, 2011 | CBS
    WESTFORD (CBS) – Westford school officials are getting tough on classroom holiday parties. They’re banning sugary snacks and sweetened beverages from the celebrations this year. Students are being told to leave the Christmas cookies, cakes, candy bars, and soda at home and to bring fruits, unsweetened juices, popcorn and raisins instead. Superintendent Everett Olsen says the ban on holiday sweets has nothing to do with being politically correct, rather, his motive is simply promoting a healthy lifestyle. “We aren’t trying to take the Christmas out of Christmas. We’re not trying to take the enjoyment out of children’s lives. We’re just...
  • Ready-to-bake cookie dough not ready-to-eat, study of E. coli outbreak finds

    12/12/2011 9:31:07 AM PST · by LucyT · 20 replies
    The investigation of a 2009 multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), an important cause of bacterial gastrointestinal illness, led to a new culprit: ready-to-bake commercial prepackaged cookie dough. Published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online, a new report describing the outbreak offers recommendations for prevention, including a stronger message for consumers: Don't eat prepackaged cookie dough before it's baked. [snip] Dr. Neil and colleagues suspected that one of the ingredients used to produce the dough was contaminated...
  • How websites use your browser to sell you for cash

    11/01/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 1 November 2011 | Trevor Pott
    Part 1 It has been a year since I have talked about securing browsers against privacy invasion. In that time, things have got worse, not better. In addition to the threat of malware and malicious scripts, we have the frightening new evercookie. Leaving the criminal misuse of tracking for a later date, there is plenty to worry about from the use – and misuse – of our personal data by legitimate organisations. Advertisers are getting aggressive, and the techniques in use require a stalwart defence if we hope to retain our privacy. Hello Mr Yakamoto and welcome back to the...
  • Flash Cookies explained (most users don't understand this)

    09/11/2011 9:21:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 61 replies
    GHacks.net ^ | May 4, 2007 | Martin Brinkmann
    Flash cookies are a new way of tracing your movement and storing a lot more information about you than with normal cookies. One major disadvantage of flash cookies is that you can’t locate them in your browser. They are not shown in the list of cookies that you can see when you take a look at the cookies that are currently saved in your web browser. Normal HTTP cookies can’t save more than 4 Kilobyte of data while Flash cookies can save up to 100 Kilobyte. If you want to try out how they work you could do the following....
  • Kraft launches the Triple Double Oreo

    08/17/2011 7:18:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 17, 2011
    For those who think the Double Stuf Oreo is too dainty, Kraft Foods' has launched the Triple Double Oreo which combines a layer of vanilla cream, a layer of chocolate cream and three layers of chocolate Oreo cookies. "Our fans' passion and enthusiasm has challenged us to raise our game," said Jessica Robinson, associate director of consumer engagement, Kraft Foods. "We are looking forward to engaging with Oreo fans as they share their twisting, licking and dunking moments with the new Triple Double Oreo cookie."
  • Your Very Own Cookie-Baking Robot

    08/07/2011 8:23:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 8/3/2011 | Nick Bilton
    For some time I’ve been trying to justify owning a robot without coming across as “that weirdo with the robot.” Now, I think I finally found my cover: A robot that bakes cookies! Mario Bollini and Daniela Rus of the Distributed Robotics Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have taken a PR2 robot, which is made by the robotics company Willow Garage, and programmed it to mix dough from scratch, make a giant cookie and then bake it in an oven. There are some caveats though (besides the giant cookie part). The PR2 robot costs about $400,000. In June,...
  • Hulu Halts Use Of Kissmetrics On Security Report [ Cookie cant be dodged ]

    07/30/2011 5:02:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies · 1+ views
    socaltech.com ^ | July 30 2011 | socaltech.com
    A report, published Friday by Wired, says that Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu has cut its use of web analytics service Kissmetrics -- a startup founded by former Orange County entrepreneur Neil Patel -- after U.C. Berkeley security researchers detected the use of undetectable cookie code by Kissmetrics. The report from Wired said that those researchers found that Kissmetrics tracking service cannot be evaded, even when users block their cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use "incognito mode" in a browser. Kissmetrics, via co-founder Hiten Shah, told Wired that "nothing illegal" about the techniques it was using. Patel...
  • Dead ants found in cookie-eating girl's ears

    06/01/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | May 20, 2011 | Nancy Liu
    Taipei, May 20 (CNA) It is not unusual for mothers stop their children from eating in bed, but now doctors are also telling their patients the same thing -- if they don't want ants crawling into their ears. Although it is common to find small bugs in the ear canals, a local doctor said Friday that he recently found as many as 25 dead ants in the ears of a 16-year-old girl. Before seeking medical help, the girl, who has a sweet tooth, had been suffering from ear pain for several months, said Hung Yaun-tsung, chief of the Department of...
  • LinkedIn Cookies Put User Accounts at Risk: Report

    05/28/2011 7:51:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Infopackets ^ | 2011-05-24 | Carlo Orlando
    Website LinkedIn.com has received some tough criticism as of late, after one security researcher revealed that the cookies used on the website leaves user accounts open to an online attack. In a recent blog, independent researcher Rishi Narang warned members of the business-oriented social network that the cookies found on the site may continue to remain active for up to one year. Extended Expiry Time Aids Hackers...the cookies remain active even after the user has logged out of their LinkedIn session. ... While LinkedIn continues to use an older cryptographic protocol for encryption called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) in order...
  • OK FREEPERS!

    03/08/2011 4:19:55 PM PST · by mamelukesabre · 71 replies
    This little ditty is making the rounds lately...probably going viral if not already: "A CEO, a union rep, and a tea party activist sat in a room with 12 cookies. The CEO took 11 of them and said to the tea party activist, "Look out, the union guy is about to take your cookie."
  • Email from Co-Worker-Joke on Union Public Employee, CEO and Teapartier eating cookies (And response)

    03/02/2011 8:53:10 AM PST · by rlmorel · 33 replies
    Email | 3/2/2011 | Myself
    Email received from a co-worker this morning when I came in...I removed the names and such, but this is the whole thing otherwise: From: Liberal Fellow Employee Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 5:18 PM To: Me Subject: the truthiness of it all A unionized public employee, a teapartier, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, then looks at the teapartier and says 'Watch out for that union guy, he wants a piece of your cookie!'
  • Thin Mints melee: Woman accused of aggravated assault over Girl Scout cookies

    02/23/2011 7:48:53 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 67 replies
    Naples News ^ | February 21, 2011
    A box of Girl Scout cookies landed one Collier County woman in jail this weekend. Hersha C. Howard, 31, Ambrosia Lane, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested Sunday by Collier deputies in the 7000 block of Ambrosia Lane. She was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a fight with another woman over a box of Thin Mints.
  • Marijuana cookies lead to teen's arrest at South Plantation High

    01/28/2011 3:12:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 28, 2011 | Juan Ortega
    PLANTATION — A teen at South Plantation High was arrested Friday after allegedly bringing two marijuana-laced cookies to school and letting two other students share one of his chocolate-chip sweets, police said. Plantation police pieced together their case against the teen by apprehending him with the other cookie -- still intact with marijuana, according to Plantation Police Detective Philip Toman. The student, 15 or 16, whose name wasn't released because of his age, was charged with delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of marijuana under 20 grams, Toman said.
  • Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

    12/21/2010 7:50:33 AM PST · by fishtank · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Instructables.Com ^ | 12-21-2010
    If you've ever found yourself asking "How can I get more bacon into my life?", this recipe is perfect for you. I first got this idea when I saw the cookies on an episode of Ace of Cakes. I found a few other recipes online, but I decided to use my favorite chocolate chip recipe, and add bacon. This recipe yields about 24 cookies.
  • Christmas Cookie Favorites (Vanity)

    11/26/2010 5:23:08 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 114 replies
    ChristmasCookies.com ^ | November 26, 2010 | Me
    I see that no one has started a Christmas Cookie thread...so I will! I start my Holiday Baking with Dear Old Mom this upcoming Thursday. It's always SO much fun! It's Mom, me, usually my sister (but she can't make it this year), our 'Cherished Grandma Hazel' and a few assorted family friends. (You truly DO have to be on the A-List to attend, LOL!) Mom has a huge kitchen and two ovens, so we all descend upon her house for a day of baking & candy making. We break for a simple lunch (and usually an Old Fashioned or...
  • Pumpkin Spritz Cookie Recipe needed

    11/22/2010 5:54:14 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    11/22/10 | me!
    I'm trying to find a good recipe for Pumpkin Spritz cookies, that someone has actually used and likes. I did a Yahoo search and most of the recipes were nearly identical, and the reviews were identical (decidedly so-so). I'm thinking that I could "fix" these recipes if I had to, but maybe someone already has a good one.
  • A Freak of a Councilman Stops the Cookie Monsters

    11/20/2010 4:56:57 AM PST · by radioone · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-20-10 | Carol A. Taber
    Thank God for New Castle, New York Democrat (of course) Councilman Michael Wolfensohn. This week, in an incredible display of bravery and foresight, he prevented what could have been a catastrophe and a miscarriage of justice. All Americans owe him a debt of gratitude. Here's the story. Last month, two nefarious Jewish 13-year-olds by the sinister names of Andrew and Kevin decided to set up a bake stand selling cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie treats for a buck a piece in the local park. The first day, the two delinquents pulled in $120. They spent $60 of that cash...
  • In the Mood for Bacon Dessert? (Bacon Cookie Recipe)

    04/24/2010 8:09:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies · 798+ views
    The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) ^ | Sunday April 25, 2010
    Pig Candy is not a dish you would expect a Michelin starred chef to serve, and you’d be right. The great chefs use their bacon with far greater artistry, adding it to cupcakes and ice cream, to pumpkin pies, jam, milkshakes, cookies, and even to baclava. Though such “bacon desserts” may have begun as gourmet adventures, they’re now counted among the most popular food trends in recent years. If you’re feeling sceptical, remember that sweet and salty flavours often complement each other. When made with bacon, chocolate chip cookies, for instance, become richer, sweeter and more addictive. If you’d like...
  • Google Frankenstein: Machines to Choose Your News

    04/12/2010 6:27:54 AM PDT · by webschooner · 17 replies · 782+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 12, 2010 | Drudge
    GOOGLE FRANKENSTEIN: MACHINES TO CHOOSE YOUR NEWS Mon Apr 12 2010 08:15:34 ET GOOGLE CEO and Obama political activist Eric Schmidt declared this weekend that his machines will help decide what news you receive! News sites should use technology to PREDICT what a user wants to read by what they have already read, Schmidt told the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWS EDITORS, where a few humans still remained in the audience. "We're all in this together." MORE Schmidt said he doesn't want 'to be treated as a stranger' when reading online. He envisions a future where technology for news editing could...
  • Minnesotans Pack Cookies for Deployed Soldiers

    12/24/2009 3:10:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 516+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Dec. 24, 2009 – Mention “Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar” around a native Minnesotan in Iraq, and you’re almost guaranteed a glazed-eyed expression and rambling murmurs of longing. Volunteers in Minnesota show off a bucket of cookies over Skype to Army Spc. LaFena Washington Dec. 19, 2009, at Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin R. Kibbey   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Say “10,000 cookies” right after, and you might need to find them a chair. Yet, that’s the number of cookies volunteers from several charitable and patriotic organizations –...
  • ACORN cookies at White House holiday party

    12/15/2009 6:42:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 468+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/15/09 | J.P. Freire
    At the White House Holiday Party last night, an oddly shaped cookie grabbed my attention. Who knew that acorns were part of the traditional holiday fare? Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, noticed these earlier, as reported by Yeas and Nays, but it seems like they've made these in bulk. I wonder if they made voter registration cookies too?
  • That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles

    12/10/2009 6:54:11 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 9 replies · 602+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-10-09 | Stoutcat
    Even in something as benign as a Christmas party, the White House simply cannot manage to stay away from the stupid. Most Christmas cookies are shaped like angels, wreaths, snowmen, Christmas trees, and other holiday items. But Fox News reported that at Monday’s annual Christmas party, the White House served cookies shaped like acorns... There are no reports of other White House cookies in the shapes of non-holiday themed inedible nuts from common trees. Whether inadvertent or deliberate, this is just bizarre...
  • Security Alert: Flash Cookies Track Even Privacy-conscious Surfers, Study Finds

    08/17/2009 3:19:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies · 1,296+ views
    PC World ^ | 8/17/09 | Erik Larkin
    Flash cookies placed by many of the most popular Web sites are being used to track site visitors, even going so far as to re-create http tracking cookies after they're deleted by privacy-conscious surfers. A new study released by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and other universites found that the Flash cookies, or local shared objects, are used on 54 of the top 100 Web sites, as ranked by Quantcast. The Flash cookies are stored in a different location than regular http cookies, and are not removed if you delete cookies from within your browser. Per the report,...
  • U.S. Web-Tracking Plan Stirs Privacy Fears

    08/11/2009 6:54:35 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 18 replies · 661+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 11, 2009 | Spencer S. Hsu and Cecilia Kang
    The Obama administration is proposing to scale back a long-standing ban on tracking how people use government Internet sites with "cookies" and other technologies, raising alarms among privacy groups. A two-week public comment period ended Monday on a proposal by the White House OMB to end a ban on federal Internet sites using such technologies and replace it with other privacy safeguards... Supporters of a change say social networking and similar services, which often take advantage of the tracking technologies, have transformed how people communicate over the Internet, and Obama's aides say those services can make government more transparent and...
  • Why Does President Obama Want My Cookies?

    07/30/2009 6:58:49 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 9 replies · 547+ views
    White House Blog ^ | July 30, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    Federal Websites: Cookie Policy During the Open Government Initiative outreach, Federal employees and the public have asked us questions about the federal government’s policy on cookies. As part of our effort to create a more open and innovative government, we’re working on a new cookie policy that we’ll want your input on. But before we get into that, let’s provide some context. In June 2000, the OMB Director issued a memorandum (M-00-13, later updated by M-03-22)) that prohibited Federal agencies from using certain web-tracking technologies, primarily persistent cookies, due to privacy concerns, unless the agency head approved of these technologies...
  • Google Stands To Gain From Capital Connections (Tracks Your Political Views For Obama/Congress)

    04/20/2009 9:22:51 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 26 replies · 1,279+ views
    National Journal Online ^ | 03/19/2009 | Neil Munro
    Executives at online-advertising giant Google are helping President Obama and Capitol Hill legislators get their messages out to the public, but they're facing nascent opposition from privacy advocates and small competitors who say Google is inappropriately using its presence on government Web sites to track users' political activities online. These critics say that Google, aided by the White House, is using "cookie" software and the popular goal of government transparency to boost its own revenues and to build a vast database of citizens' political attitudes. Google's expanding role in government is illustrated by the deals that Google struck with the...
  • The unofficial FR Spring 2009 Plain People and non-alchoholic Beverage Thread

    03/27/2009 8:50:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 534 replies · 14,630+ views
    PA TImes | 3/27/09 | Pissant
    Since we've all worked hard all week, It's time to kick back, relax, forget about politics and enjoy a nice full glass of iced tea or Soda. Enjoy