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  • Anheuser-Busch Expects Major Layoffs After It Buys SABMiller (5,500 jobs)

    08/28/2016 8:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 26, 2016
    Anheuser-Busch expects to cut some 3% of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller, according to takeover documents published on Friday. That would be some 5,500 jobs, according to a source with information on the offer. AB is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year within the four years after completion of the takeover through increased efficiency, sharing best practices and the removal of overlaps in corporate and regional headquarters....
  • Indoor farming will be integral to the worldís food security

    08/28/2016 1:48:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Day ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    FARMING will need to shift towards indoor vertical farms and precision techniques that could make use of drones. Just as important will be the planting of drought-resistant crops and even printing meat to secure food production globally. This is according to Ernst Janovsky, senior agricultural economist at Absa, who emphasised that technology will need to be incorporated into farming practices in order to keep up with costs and supply. Speaking at an Absa Agribusiness roundtable in Centurion on Tuesday, Janovsky said population growth would create more demand for food, water and land. By 2050, the global population is expected to...
  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isnít Fish

    08/26/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    UnDark ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Leiber
    Humans are eating more fish than ever. And since 2014, most of what we eat has come not from the wild, but from fish farms operated by the fast-growing aquaculture industry. But what do these farmed fish eat? The answer is just as unappetizing as it sounds ó and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (ďaquafeed,Ē in industry parlance) contains fish ó specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught ďforageĒ fish. And because stocks of wild fish are declining, that poses a serious long-term problem for the world food supply. Wild...
  • LEED for vertical farms? Defining high-tech sustainable food

    08/20/2016 3:03:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Green ^ | August 19, 2016 | Lauren Hepler
    The Association for Vertical Farming aims to create the first sustainability standard for towering indoor food systems From shipping containers-turned-micro farms to fruit-picking robots, the wide world of agriculture techis attracting attention and investor dollars as increasingly urgent concerns about food scarcity come into focus. Amid a wave of in-field technology, food data analytics and experimental urban agriculture, the particularly futuristic field of vertical farming is attracting entrants including industrial incumbents such as Fujitsu and upstarts such as AeroFarms, City Farm and Green Sense. As ag tech blooms, attracting a total $4.6 billion in investment during 2015, the nonprofit Association...
  • 'Black olives matter': Just a joke or real disrespect?

    08/17/2016 8:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2016 | Doug Criss
    A New Mexico restaurant generated controversy -- and profits -- this summer with a play on "Black Lives Matter." Now it's coasting on the uproar that began with its sign and has printed hats and T-shirts with the phrase, jumping straight into the seemingly never-ending national conversation on race. Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano's, an Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, put the phrase "black olives matter" on his sign last month to help sell a new tuna dish with black olive tapenade. It worked like a charm, bringing in more business, with some people adding black olives to every dish they...
  • Dep. of State: Indonesia Attacks Gays, But Maintains 'Strong Ties' With U.S.

    08/16/2016 5:10:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    Liberals will always say that they truly care about the LGBT community, but do they really?¬† The Department of State released a statement on Monday sending its ‚Äúsincerest regards‚ÄĚ to Indonesia, a predominantly Mulsim country,¬†on its 71st Independence Day. The press release stated: On behalf of President Obama and the American people, it is with great pleasure that I send my sincerest regards to the people of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of your independence this August 17. Deeply rooted in the democratic values and respect for civil society that our peoples share, the ties between our nations have never...
  • Why This Food Bank is Turning Away Junk Food

    08/16/2016 12:20:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Civil Eats ^ | August 15, 2016 | Whitney Pipkin
    The largest hunger-fighting organization in the nationís capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofitís bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it wonít accept free food that comes at a cost to recipientsómany of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity ďcannot afford a balanced meal,Ē the organizationís effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isnít always as...
  • Recent high school grads represent the future of southeast Ohio farming

    08/14/2016 1:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Athens Messenger ^ | July 17, 2016 | Larry Di Giovanni
    Maryrose Littler, who is committed to organic farming and permaculture, picks fresh onions from her grandmother Barbara Keyes¬í raised vegetable beds near McArthur. ÔĄź ÔĀ• Ôāö Ôāô ÔɆ ÔÄĮ Ôāä Two Class of 2016 graduates ¬ó organic farmer-in-the making Maryrose Littler, and Kayla Cline, raised on an historic farm in Albany ¬ó represent the future of farming in southeastern Ohio. Littler recently graduated from Athens High School and Cline from Alexander High School. Littler enjoys living an organic lifestyle on her parents¬í five-acre homestead near Morrison-Gordon Elementary School, where she helps raise honeybees, homegrown vegetables, chickens and beef. She...
  • Logan's Roadhouse files for bankruptcy; 18 restaurants closing

    08/14/2016 1:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | August 8, 2016 | Leada Gore
    Logan's Roadhouse restaurant chain has filed for bankruptcy. The filing was made Monday with U.S. bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware. The plan, according to the company is "designed to restructure the company's balance sheet" while providing it with the "capital needed to turnaround operations." The Nashville, Tennessee-based steakhouse chain best known for its western flair and peanuts on the floor will close 18 restaurants as part of its restructuring. The chain operates 250 locations nationwide, including 23 in Alabama....
  • Indoor farming gives former New Jersey arena new lease on life

    08/03/2016 7:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 28, 2016 | Gina Cherelus
    In an old warehouse in Newark, New Jersey, that once housed the state's biggest indoor paint ball arena, leafy green plants such as kale, arugula and watercress sprout from tall metal towers under bright lights. A local company named AeroFarms has built what it says is the world's largest indoor vertical farm, without the use of soil or sunlight. Its ambitious goal is to grow high-yielding crops via economical methods to provide locally sourced food to the community, protect the environment and ultimately even combat hunger worldwide. "We use about 95 percent less water to grow the plants, about 50...
  • Venezuelaís socialist government adopts forced labor law

    07/29/2016 6:28:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    Venezuelaís President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to ďguarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy.Ē As with most of Maduroís plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: ďA new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the countryís fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor,Ē Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President NicolŠs Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order ďall workers from...
  • Rapid, low-temperature process adds weeks to milk's shelf life

    07/25/2016 3:41:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Purdue University Agricultural News ^ | July 19, 2016 | Brian Wallheimer
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present, extending by several weeks the shelf life of one of the most common refrigerator staples in the world, according to a Purdue University study. Bruce Applegate, Purdue associate professor in the Department of Food Science, and collaborators from Purdue and the University of Tennessee published their findings in the journal SpringerPlus, where they show that increasing the temperature of milk by 10 degrees for less than a second eliminates more than 99 percent of the bacteria left behind after pasteurization. ďItís...
  • New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schools

    07/24/2016 6:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WLNE-TV ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rebecca Turco and ABC News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Ė Students might notice some changes in the cafeteria when they go back to school in a few weeks. The USDA will announce rules today that require schools to get rid of unhealthy snacks and eliminate studentsí exposure to junk food, ABC News has exclusively learned. Rhode Island already complies, having phased in these healthy guidelines about seven years ago, before they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Island,Ē said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. ďWe've been a leading state on this and it's great that our students have...
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • We need to eat less meat. Should the government step in?

    07/21/2016 9:15:55 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 21, 2016 | Laura Wellesley
    Meat consumption in the United States ó and across much of the Western world ó has reached a level that is unsustainable, both for our planet and for our health. We owe it to ourselves to make a change. Our politicians owe it to us to enable that change. The average American eats three times as much meat as experts deem healthy, the average European around twice as much. And the emerging economies are quickly catching up: by 2050, global consumption is expected to rise a further 76 percent. Excessive meat-eating is partly responsible for an epidemic of obesity ó...
  • Chick-fil-Aís act of support for cops could be considered real act of courage

    07/10/2016 9:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 10, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Thursdayís carnage in Dallas, just 200 miles to the north of College Park, elevated Chick-fil-Aís previous act of support for police to what could be seen in the future as an act of courage. The popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A has never been a stranger to controversy, and has always weathered the storm with self-confidence and a cheery smile. But a position at one of its Texas locations that was noble last November could put the sandwich-making outfit on the receiving end of more than mere hate speech in this environment ó it could lead to violence, if recent events...
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs ó things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • Trump supporter: ĎMexican restaurant refused to serve meí

    07/05/2016 10:59:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | Selim Algar
    An Orange County woman claims she was tossed from a Mexican restaurant Sunday, not for too much tequila ó but for too much Trump. Esther Levy, 61, of Warwick, said an employee at the popular Cancun Inn eatery in Sugar Loaf chucked her out for wearing a ďMake America Great AgainĒ hat and a Trump button. Levy said she was booted for her support for the presidential candidate who wants to curtail illegal immigration and build a wall on the Mexican border. Joined by retired local judge Alvin Goldstein, she took a seat and ordered two sangrias from a smiling...
  • Weekly [Sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/30/2016 10:13:47 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 7 replies
    Myself ^ | June30,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings All; Here is another thought provoking discussion on what we can do when the world we know & love falls apart. Last week I had posted some thoughts on using an air rifle to remove garden raiders/pests. So after talking to a friend of mine [Jim Chapman], he recommended this article from the mag. Outdoor Life. [www.outdoorlife.com] He goes through a very long list of air rifles & their different uses. Air guns have come a very long way since the days of the Daisy Red Ryder's. There are some rifles that can hit a target out to over...
  • DIY Flower Pot Grill & Smoker

    06/29/2016 7:17:26 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 23 replies
    yute' oob ^ | Published on Jul 13, 2015 | Cottage Life DIY
    Turning your cottage into the ultimate weekend getaway has never been more simple thanks to Adam Holman, as he drums up some easy, quirky and fun DIY projects that you can do next time youíre at the cottage.
  • Lowest-paid governorís wife now waitressing

    06/25/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    USA Today | June 24, 2016 | Donovan Slack
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/06/24/lowest-paid-governor-wife-now-waiting-tables/86345342/
  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:02:51 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 118 replies
    Myself | June 24,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone. Time for us once again to gather around the computers & speak of what we need to do & are going to do if & when our civilization falls down flat upon it's face. And before we begin, I know that I am kind of lax about putting this thread out. I/we have our priorities in place. and for me I have a wife & son both with special needs that come first & foremost in my life. Then comes our homestead, and stuff down the line from there. My garden is doin ok, since we are having...
  • Obama: Entitlements Are 'Necessities of a 21st Century Economy,' 'Realities of How People Live'

    06/20/2016 10:23:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 15, 2016 10:04am ET | Craig Bannister
    Entitlements are ďthe realities of how people live nowĒ and ďnecessities of a 21st century economy,Ē so ďweíve got to retool our system,Ē Pres. Obama declared Tuesday. Speaking at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, Obama said America has ďgot to retool our system,Ē because guaranteed benefits are a vital and immutable way of life Ö
  • Market This Week - June 16: Natural Pet Wellness

    06/15/2016 1:13:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Diane Jones
    The Sierra Vista Farmers Market has homemade, natural products for humans, but we also realize your pet is a very important part of your life and deserves the best. Donít miss the special presentation about Natural Pet Wellness at noon this Thursday. Market vendor Zia Bischoff, who has over 40 years of experience working with animals, will discuss topics including natural wellness remedies, healing salves, and nutritional supplements for older dogs. Sheíll explain the latest research on natural pet products, whatís in them, and why they are effective. Handouts about pet wellness will be available as well as an ice...
  • McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together

    06/09/2016 9:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Arnade
    When many lower-income Americans feel isolated and empty, they yearn for physical social networks. All across US, this happens organically at McDonaldís On the morning of their wedding, Omar and Betty shared a breakfast of egg McMuffins at a small McDonaldís table, dressed in their finest clothes. Before driving to a Houston courthouse to be married, they walked into the attached childís play area and joked about one day bringing their kids there. Few understand celebrating at a McDonaldís, but for Omar and Betty it made sense. They donít have a lot of money, and McDonaldís is part of their...
  • As food grows scarce, Venezuelans turn to dumpster diving

    06/08/2016 4:21:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 8, 2016 | John Sexton
    To the long list of degradations the people of Venezuela have to suffer because of their awful socialist government, you can now add dumpster diving. The Associated Press reports that people desperate for food have now turned to rooting through the garbage for meals: Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. Now he spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food. ďI come here looking for food because if I didnít, Iíd starve to death,Ē Noguera said as he sorted through a pile of moldy potatoes. ďWith things like they are, no one helps anyone and no one...
  • Marco's Pizzaģ Franchise Launches Veterans Recruitment Program

    06/07/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Market Wired ^ | May 19, 2016 | Cameron Cummins
    TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Marco's Pizzaģ has a strong history of supporting U.S. veterans, and the iconic pizza franchise has now formally committed to being an employer of choice for veterans through the launch of a veterans recruiting initiative. U.S. Army veteran Scott Quagliata will oversee the program as Vice President, Veterans Program and Recruitment. "We want to make sure that veterans know that Marco's has wonderful leadership and ownership opportunities for them," said Quagliata, who served in several leadership positions during his 20-year Army career, including Deputy Commanding Officer. "Successful franchisees understand and adhere to operational...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    06/03/2016 7:38:13 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 53 replies
    Myself | June,3,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greeting Everyone. It is time once again for some more thought provoking ideas & discussion. I've been getting some FReep mail about some ideas for this thread. One of which covers, if you & your family do have to "bug-out" where do you go to & how are you guys going to get there. There are several lines of thought on this, depending on the disaster you are prepping for. Are you [like me] looking at a total grid down [via either natural or man made] or are you worried about Yellowstone super volcano going off, or is it an...
  • Rich Eating Well in Venezuela, Basque Executive Shows

    06/01/2016 1:14:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Venezuela Analysis ^ | May 31, 2016 | teleSUR English
    (PHOTOS-AT-LINK) Agustin Otxotorena, a Basque executive living in Caracas, grew tired of constant calls from friends and relatives in Spain telling him that there was no food in Venezuela, so on May 20 he began publishing photos on Facebook of supermarkets in upscale sectors of Caracas filled with goods. In addition to showing evidence of an abundance of food stuffs, Otxotorena also analyzed the situation. He concluded that there are two countries in Venezuelaóone where "there are many people having a hard time, who donít have the money to live,Ē and another where there is "an upper class that has...
  • Ex-CEO of McDonaldís: $15 Minimum Wage ĎTo Cause Job Loss Ö Like Youíre Not Going to Believeí

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonaldís CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. ďI was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry ó itís cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee whoís inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries,Ē Rensi said Tuesday. ďItís nonsense and itís very destructive and itís inflationary and itís going to cause a job loss across this country like youíre not going to believe,Ē Rensi added....
  • Hereís How Taco Bell Makes A Taco Shell Out Of Fried Chicken

    05/24/2016 1:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 19, 2016 | Venessa Wong
    Back in September, a small number of Taco Bell customers were introduced to a new concept: a taco shell made of fried chicken, used to make what was then dubbed the ďNaked Crispy Chicken Taco.Ē It was the Tex-Mex chainís response to KFCís Double Down, a sandwich that uses fried chicken fillets for buns. This creation was offered only as a small test in Bakersfield, California. It later made its way to restaurants in Kansas City in mid-April. And itís not over yet. Taco Bell told BuzzFeed News that the product ó renamed the ďNaked Chicken ChalupaĒ following the successful...
  • Idiots & Friends: ĎYo quiero Taco Bell!í

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. Thereís a funny topic. In the news recently was the story of a man named Jake Booth, who is a 35-year-old Army veteran living in Florida. He had suffered a heart attack as a result of a bad case of pneumonia and was put into a medically-induced coma. He woke from the coma on April 3, after a full 48 days of lying unconscious in a hospital bed. As he slowly opened his eyes, he saw his closest friends and family members sitting anxiously by his side, waiting for him to speak his first words. You would...
  • Philadelphia Aims To Become International Hub For Indoor Farming

    05/18/2016 8:57:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | April 28, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    On the CBS3 health watch, its vertical farming. Philadelphia aims to become an international hub for indoor growing, according to a resolution passed today by city council. When growing produce we usually think of acres of farmland. Some say the next generation of farming will be in urban centers like Philadelphia, and you wonít need soil or the sun, just an old warehouse. Welcome to vertical farming, where produce is grown inside, in specialized shelves that are stacked up vertically....
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    05/17/2016 11:05:42 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 24 replies
    Myself | May 17, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Folks, this thread is either way late of very early [depending on how you look at it] . I have been getting notices from the State of Missouri Dept. of Conservation, about the deer population/s within our state. In one of our earlier discussions I brought up the subject of problems in prepping & food sourcing, like this. Here are a couple of the email I got; Arkansas deer disease findings prompt Missouri to increase sample collecting May 17, 2016 By Alisa Nelson The discovery this spring of 86 cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in northern Arkansas has...
  • Headless Zombie Fish tries to Bite

    05/16/2016 7:55:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | C Raleigh
    This bowfin is trying to fight back from becoming a meal, losing its head wonít stop this determined fish. Watch a fish dinner try and turn the tables on some poor woman and bite the hand thatís trying to make it into a fish fry. See the zombie fish in action here.
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb - "What we are seeing worldwide"

    05/06/2016 8:14:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 32 replies
    facebook ^ | March 8th | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    What we are seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking "clerks" and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think... and 5) who to vote for. With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30y of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, microeconomic papers wrong 40% of the time, the appointment of...
  • Bill de Blasio tells New Yorkers not to eat at Ďanti-LGBTí Chick-fil-A

    05/04/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the companyís pro-traditional marriage views. ďWhat the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,Ē Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info. ďIím certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldnít urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,Ē he said, adding that ďthey do have a legal right.Ē Mr. de Blasioís comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!! (Week of 4-25-16)

    04/24/2016 6:28:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 4-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • The Future Of Vending Machines: Freshly Made Pizza, Do-It-Yourself Muffins

    04/23/2016 7:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WBBM-AM ^ | April 14, 2016 | Vince Gerasole
    Vending machines and food might conjure up some negative images: -Shaking the machine when your potato chips get stuck. -Not the best options for dining. CBS 2ís Vince Gerasole reports thatís all changing. He paid a visit to a vending machine trade show in Chicago. Howís this for a treat? A TCBY yogurt with Oreo crumbs. It starts with a touch screen where you choose sizes, flavors and toppings. No, an army of oompa loompas isnít inside the big box. Itís a robotic assembly line. Meanwhile, Matty Castellano is selling fresh pizza from a vending machine....
  • Japan's Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots

    04/23/2016 5:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | April 22, 2016 | Aya Takada
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-23/robots-replacing-japan-s-farmers-seen-preserving-food-security
  • Quick Followup: Autism and Vaccines

    04/21/2016 11:33:41 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 26 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | April 21, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, let's be clear: Autism is almost-certainly not caused by vaccines. Let's remember the first rule of observational studies, which incidentally I was surprised to find a few years ago in my daughter's High School intro-to-stats class: Observational studies can only show correlation and correlation cannot prove causation. However, the absence of correlation is damn near bomb-proof evidence that the alleged cause you believe exists is false. Measles vaccination in the US began in 1963 following approval in 1962. Within five years near-complete compliance was obtained within the US. MMR, the combined vaccine that people like to blame autism on,...
  • McDonald's tests smaller Big Macs, which kind of defeats the purpose of a Big Mac

    04/20/2016 3:25:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | April 20, 2016 | Clint Rainey, Grub Street
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pushing pause on that mission to simplify, McDonald's has moved in the other direction and unleashed a whole family of different-size Big Macs. Yesterday, the original size was joined by smaller and larger extremes in two test markets, Dallas and central Ohio. Columbus Business First reports the trio will remain on store menus until June 6, at which point the chain will see how customers reacted. At the more petite end is the new Mac Jr., a single-layer sandwich supposedly designed to be easier to eat, although the menu has six plain, smaller-size burgers already. The largest size has been...
  • Hillary Clinton's love of hot sauce is not political pandering

    04/19/2016 4:05:29 AM PDT · by Marcus · 23 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 19, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    When Hillary Clinton revealed that she carries a bottle of hot sauce in her purse, some understandably speculated that she was pandering. Beyoncť, after all, made a reference to hot sauce in her latest single ďFormation.Ē But, as Time Magazine suggests, the revelation is a very rare example of authenticity coming from the former secretary of state
  • Germany Outlaws Sausages and Sexy Females in Ads [semi-satire]

    04/15/2016 4:22:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    In a move authorities hope will reduce the frequency of sexual assault by Muslim immigrants, the portrayal of sausages and "scantily clad" women (i.e., those without headscarves) in advertisements will be banned. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said "the action is a common sense measure designed to protect our citizens from rape and molestation by those from a different culture. In interrogation after interrogation, offenders from Asia and Africa have professed themselves to be irresistibly driven to attack women shortly after viewing ads in which 'uncovered women' or 'uncovered sausages' have been shown. Rather than futilely expecting immigrants to adapt...
  • A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculture

    04/10/2016 6:57:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | April 10, 2016 | Cara Eisenpress
    Hereís one way to grow food in an urban environment: Raise a school of tilapia in a tank. Filter out the nitrogen-rich waste, and let naturally occurring bacteria transform it from ammonia into nitrate. Run that naturally derived fertilizer beneath the roots of greens, herbs and peppers. Let the veggies flourish beneath LED lights. Harvest the vegetables. Later, harvest the fish. Cook and serve. Known as aquaponics, this complicated but efficient ecosystem is the latest attempt at making agriculture commercially viable in New York Cityóeven though it has a spotty history, a not-quite-proven track record and plenty of skeptics. ďWe...
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Just 90 Cents/Pint this Week. Flavor Recommendations?

    04/10/2016 7:32:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 109 replies
    Self | April 10, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    This week you can get Ben & Jerry's ice cream for just 90 cents per pint at Publix. The deal is this: Starting this Thursday (Wednesday in some stores) Ben & Jerry's will be selling for $4.79 BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE). The April 3 Red Plum had Ben & Jerry's Publix coupons for $1.50 sooo just use two of those coupons on each purchase to knock $3 off the sale price leaving your total cost at $1.79 or 90 cents per pint. I already ordered 20 Ben & Jerry's coupons online so I will be getting 20 pints...
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    04/08/2016 1:37:59 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 13 replies
    Myself | April 8,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone, it is time to once again to open our mind/s to the realms of saving our & families arse/s when things go from bad to worse. I would have posted up last week, but I & my family were under the weather, so I had to play nurse to the 3 of us. So now let us discuss property management. For me, we have 5 acres here in eastern central Mo. by the mighty Mississippi River [way above the flood plains too]. But about 1/3 of my property is over grown with trees & invasive plants. And in...
  • Why You Should Keep Backyard Chickens

    04/07/2016 12:11:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 6, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Many urban homeowners increasingly desire to keep small flocks of chickens in their backyards, and with good cause. There is no reason every family in this country that can run a flock of chickens in their backyard should not. This perfectly logical and reasonable habitóbackyard chicken farmingóhas been buried under a great deal of hipster elitism (from many of the backyard chicken farmers themselves) and sneering derision (from their critics). Please try to ignore these detractors. If you can play host to backyard chickens, you should. It is, in many urban localities, easier said than done. This normal and praiseworthy...
  • Giant gator killed in hunt at Florida farm

    04/05/2016 3:13:14 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    local10.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Peter Burke
    PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. - A giant gator killed during a guided hunt on a Florida farm could be one of the largest on record in the state. Outwest Farms in Okeechobee posted a picture of the dead gator on its Facebook page Saturday. The picture showed the gator's carcass strung up on a John Deere front-end loader with a chain around its neck. The post said the gator measured just shy of 15 feet.
  • Administration Efforts to Eliminate ďRed TapeĒ Costly [semi-satire]

    04/03/2016 11:04:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    President Obamaís touted plan to reduce government red tape appears to have both increased the cost of government AND the time and effort required to comply with regulations. According to the American Action Forum, measures put into place by the Administration have added a net $23 billion in costs and nearly nine million hours of extra paperwork on businesses, individuals, and government to comply with the ďreforms.Ē Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the Administrationís efforts, saying that ďa simplistic calculation of the costs and burdens unfairly muddles the distinction between eliminating bad regulations and replacing them with good regulations. The...