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  • Socialist Students Reject Food Drive Challenge [semi-satire]

    11/20/2017 10:28:00 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    At Kent State University in Ohio, two left-wing student clubs—the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and the Socialist Collective (SC)–rejected a challenge from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and Turning Point USA (TPUSA) to see which organization could gather the most food for poor people in a campus-wide canned food drive. YDSA chapter co-chair, Ethan Comeriato, explained “While in the short run the food drive would benefit the public our participation would detract from our long-term goal of helping the poor through socialism. The flaw in all charitable giving is that the giver has the option to refuse. In...
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Body Types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph

    11/19/2017 7:36:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Nerd Fitness ^ | November 15, 2017 | Steve Kamb
    We are all unique. Yes, even you. Your mom was right!And you’re here because questions about your body type and genetics:What body type am I?How does it affect my training and diet?I have bad genetics, how screwed am I?I am a [body type]. Does that mean I shouldn’t do [activity]?We all have different bodies, genetics,reactions from certain foods, strengths, and weaknesses, and thus we each have different activities and behaviors that we’re predisposed to be good at (or struggle with!).The standard way of thinking tells us that we have three main “body types”: EndomorphEctomorphMesomorph (Don’t worry we’ll get into each...
  • New food delivery service brings 200 jobs to Huntsville

    11/19/2017 11:03:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | November 18, 2017 | Christine Mitchell
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — There’s a new way to “order up” in Huntsville! Waitr is an app that lets you order from your favorite Huntsville restaurant, then sends someone to deliver it to you for a flat fee of $5. The flat fee is the same no matter the distance from the restaurant or whether you order one meal or 20....
  • Controversial Ruling Says Organic Crops Don’t Have to Grow in Soil

    11/16/2017 10:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sierra Magazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Katie O'Reilly
    Is soil an essential element of organic farming? Or can a crop grown in a soil-free container still be considered organic? Since the launch of the National Organic Program in 2000, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic crop systems have been eligible to use the coveted USDA Organic seal on their products, so long as their operations comply with all other USDA organic regulations. But some organic farmers say healthy soil is the non-negotiable foundation of organic methods, and for years they have objected to the inclusion of hydroponics in organic certification. In recent months, the discussion over organic hydroponics has become...
  • Inside Eataly World, Italy’s Massive Food Theme Park

    11/15/2017 5:51:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eater ^ | November 15, 2017 | Coral Sisk
    It’s easy to get lost in the idea of FICO Eataly World, dubbed by many in the media as the “Disney World of food.” The park, located 30 minutes east of Bologna, Italy and open to the public today, is less of a Disney World and more of a industrial showroom and souped-up mall food court with contrasting surprises. There’s a dairy plant and outdoor livestock stalls housing more than 200 cows, goats, and chickens. There’s a mini-plot of forest land that’s home to truffle dogs (aka some of the sweetest Labradors around) who show guests how they can sniff...
  • Christmas Eve the Italian way means fish, fish and more fish

    11/11/2017 1:08:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Crux ^ | November 11, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian-American tradition to ring in Christmas Eve, when Roman Catholics celebrate the midnight birth of Jesus, known in Italian as "La Viglia." Fish is a traditional ingredient in the Christmas Eve dinner because custom calls for the eschewing of red meat leading up to the holiday. The Culinary Institute of America has provided a recipe to celebrate this tradition. For a holiday so widely celebrated, the traditions surrounding Christmas are as unique as the ornaments that decorate your tree. From decor, songs, stories and gifts, Christmas looks a little bit different in...
  • Options hunters can use to bring their meat home from a hunting trip

    11/11/2017 12:47:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    KDVR-TV ^ | November 10, 2017 | Shaul Turner
    DENVER -- Colorado attracts hunters from around the world, Including many who are new to the sport. This time of year, you’re likely to see a hunter's catch in the back of a truck on Colorado’s roads. While some hunters prefer to carry their catch uncovered while transporting it to processing facilities, others opt to make the catch less obvious to other drivers by either placing the animal behind the gate of their truck or quartering the animal before they venture home. FOX31 looked into available options and learned using game bags and other products benefit hunters looking to avoid...
  • The Farms of the Future Will Be Automated From Seed to Harvest

    11/10/2017 10:30:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | October 30, 2017 | Peter Rejcek
    Swarms of drones buzz overhead, while robotic vehicles crawl across the landscape. Orbiting satellites snap high-resolution images of the scene far below. Not one human being can be seen in the pre-dawn glow spreading across the land. This isn’t some post-apocalyptic vision of the future ŕ la The Terminator. This is a snapshot of the farm of the future. Every phase of the operation—from seed to harvest—may someday be automated, without the need to ever get one’s fingernails dirty. In fact, it’s science fiction already being engineered into reality. Today, robots empowered with artificial intelligence can zap weeds with preternatural...
  • Tuesday: A November Sort of Day

    11/07/2017 5:13:19 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-7-17 | MOTUS
    It’s a November sort of day…A good day for raking leaves and making soup. The leaves are easy, but what kind of soup? Beef barley?Borscht?(the only way MOTUS will eat beets, as many of you know)Split pea?Carrot ginger?Aren’t the colors and textures of fall awesome?  Today I’m just going to enjoy them, and when the early darkness creeps in I’ll dine on whatever soup emerges from my simmering pot before curling up to re-read Ann of Green Gables. “We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • The man who finds treasure, and the secret of happiness, in the trash

    11/05/2017 10:46:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | October 28, 2017 | Derrick A Paulo and Ruth Smalley
    He forages in rubbish to put half-eaten food and still-usable items to good use. In the process, Daniel Tay has found a happier way to live - and is inspiring others to do likewise. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) SINGAPORE: He spots an open cake amid the used cans, old clothes and other rubbish. “There are three rules when it comes to eating food from a dump,” explains Mr Daniel Tay, 38, as he puts them into action. First, he examines the cake for mould, then sniffs it and finally licks it. This time, however, he does not take a nibble as he usually...
  • What Do People Eat in North Korea? A Lot of Corn, Pizza and 'Man-Made Meat'

    11/04/2017 5:20:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 4, 2017 | Julia Glum, Newsweek
    Kim Jong Un doesn't want you to know it, but North Koreans are hungry—and desperate. An estimated 4.4 million people in the reclusive nation are in a state of "crisis, emergency and famine," meaning they have what the United Nations calls "food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition." North Korea has a public distribution system for food, but it's insufficient, leaving much of the impoverished population to rely on street-food stalls to supplement their diets, according to a Reuters report out Friday. At these markets, people can access injogogi, a spicy soy bean-rice combination that translates to...
  • One year later it remains difficult to believe (Schadenfreude marinated in schmaltz)

    11/03/2017 2:34:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Jewish Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2017 | Erika Dreifus
    So much has changed, not least the US presidency, writes Erika Dreifus from New York What a difference a year makes. At the end of October 2016, I was travelling in Israel with a group from my home congregation. Our 10-day voyage was scheduled to return us to Newark Liberty International Airport early on Tuesday morning, November 7 — in time to vote in that day’s U.S. presidential election. But just in case we encountered any delays, I obtained and submitted an absentee ballot prior to departure. Much about those days lingers in memory: the Israeli hotel breakfasts — still...
  • Papa Johns CEO Says Kneeling NFL Players, Not His Horrible Pizza, Are Causing His Sales To Drop

    11/03/2017 2:07:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Ring Of Fire ^ | November 2, 2017 | Farron Cousins
    John Schnatter, the CEO of Papa Johns who appears in nearly all of his chain’s TV commercials, is blaming a massive drop in his company’s revenue on kneeling NFL players. Papa Johns is a big sponsor of the NFL, but it seems highly unlikely that a few men protesting police brutality could torpedo an entire pizza chain. Perhaps “Papa John” should look at his business practices before blaming others, as Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Transcription: You may not know the name John Schnatter, but you probably do know him as Papa John, the CEO of Papa John’s...
  • Humm Kombucha to establish East Coast HQ in Roanoke, create 50 new jobs (Virginia)

    11/01/2017 10:41:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSLS-TV ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jessica Jewell
    Ultimately, company is expected to create total of 110 additional jobs ROANOKE, Va. - A $10 million investment and 50 new jobs are coming to Roanoke. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday afternoon that Humm Kombucha, a kombucha tea company, will be opening a facility in Roanoke. Excitement is already brewing about Humm establishing its East Coast headquarters in Roanoke. The company started looking at the Star City about four months ago and said Roanoke is the perfect place to grow the company. Humm Kombucha is one of the fastest-growing kombucha companies in the country and is expected to have a...
  • Whole Foods to hire 6,000

    10/27/2017 12:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Produce Retailer ^ | October 27, 2017 | Pamela Riemenschneider
    Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market Inc. turned to social media to recruit 6,000 new store employees. The company is having a National Hiring Day on Nov. 2., encouraging prospective employees to show up casual, prepared to interview. Whole Foods says people who show up have “the possibility for on-the-spot job offers.” The company launched a website, joinwfm.com, with FAQs for prospective employees, where they can fill out a pre-hiring day application to streamline the process.
  • Japan desperately trying to figure out America’s sudden obsession with Schezuan sauce

    10/22/2017 2:43:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Sora News 24 ^ | October 11, 2017 | Scott Wilson
    You know your country has done something really weird when it ends up on the morning news in Japan. Sometimes strange Japanese trends confuse the rest of the world, but right now the tables have turned and it’s an American trend that is confusing Japan. Recently McDonald’s announced that they would be releasing a limited supply of Schezuan dipping sauce. The campaign was born from an episode of the show Rick and Morty where the mad scientist Rick goes on a tangent about how his life’s purpose is to obtain “that Mulan Schezuan teriyaki dipping sauce.” Rick’s goal to find...
  • Smart Wood Cuts Ribbon On 90-Job Corbin Operation (Kentucky)

    10/19/2017 10:12:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WLEX-TV ^ | October 18, 2017
    CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin joined local and state officials and executives from Smart Wood, a French family-owned manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, to open the company’s Corbin facility — a 90-job, $15 million operation capable of producing up to 2 billion sticks annually. “From our first meeting with Smart Wood’s executive team in France, I was confident this was a company that could thrive in Kentucky,” said Gov. Bevin, who toured Smart Wood’s headquarters and parent plant last year during an economic development mission to Europe. “Smart Wood is dedicated to producing high-quality...
  • Fast food lunch that won't cost more than a five-spot

    10/15/2017 12:40:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | October 11, 2017 | Amy Davis - Reporter/Consumer Expert
    Fast food is supposed to fast and cheap; but by the time you order an entree, side and a drink, you can easily spend $8 or more. Consumer expert Amy Davis scoured fast food menus to show you how you can fill up for $5 or less. There are a lot of fast food chains now offering $5 deals. Those didn't make Davis' cut because you'd need more than $5 after taxes. We wanted to see which fast food chains could fill up our tanks mid-day if we have nothing more than a five dollar bill. Forget about those combo...
  • Bourdain Takes Hillary To The Woodshed For Her ‘Shameful’ Response To Weinstein Scandal

    10/12/2017 5:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Uproxx ^ | October 12, 2017 | David Matthews
    Immediately following reports of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades of sexual harassment and sexual assault, Anthony Bourdain rallied for people to support Weinstein’s accusers. That very large group includes Bourdain’s girlfriend, Asia Argento, and Bourdain hopes that people won’t remain silent on the issue. And since Weinstein has donated to many Democrat candidates (including Hillary Clinton) over the years, the former Democratic nominee’s slow response drew a lot of criticism both for its tardiness and brevity. On Tuesday, Clinton told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that she was “just sick. I was shocked. I was appalled.” Clinton also said that she “certainly” wasn’t...
  • Restaurant Owner Says Sales Are Up 300% Since He Refused To Show NFL Games

    10/05/2017 10:58:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 5, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Restaurant Owner Says Sales Are Up 300% Since He Refused To Show NFL Games