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  • 'Wall' of taco trucks being erected at Trump hotel

    10/17/2016 7:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | October 17, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    A "wall" of taco trucks will be erected outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel before the final presidential debate there on Wednesday night. The Culinary Union, an adversary of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, is going to build a wall of taco trucks at the hotel, according to BuzzFeed News. Trumps hotel is located just a few miles from the site of the debate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Were reminding Mr. Trump that immigrant workers here and across the country will be watching the debate and voting in November, Yvanna Cancela, political director for the union, said....
  • Ben & Jerrys threw its support behind Black Lives Matter. Now police group is demanding a boycott.

    10/15/2016 10:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Vox ^ | October 12, 2016 | Victoria M. Massie
    Black Lives Matter isnt anti-police. Blue Lives Matter, a group of active and retired law enforcement officials, issued a statement on Monday demanding all Americans boycott Ben & Jerrys after the ice cream maker announced its public support of Black Lives Matter last week. Ben & Jerrys went beyond making a statement in support of civil rights when they actively accused law enforcement of widespread racism, Blue Lives Matter wrote. By spreading these false and misleading statements, Ben & Jerrys lends an appearance of legitimacy to the baseless claims that police officers are killing men based on the color of...
  • Advice on Dehydrated Food

    10/15/2016 3:14:20 PM PDT · by Paved Paradise · 165 replies
    I would like to have some emergency food stored for whatever disaster is coming...blizzard, grid down, etc. Does anyone have any recommendations? I see numerous vendors and businesses. Thanks!
  • "The Island Where People Forget to Die" and Social Ecosystems

    10/10/2016 7:39:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08 April 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    You might have seen this article The Island Where People Forget to Die a few years ago. I recently re-read this exploration of "blue zones" where people habitually live long, productive lives, and read a companion piece on the "blue zone" author's discoveries about food and diet: My Dinner With Longevity Expert Dan Buettner. What really struck me in this re-reading was the centrality of purposeful work and a robust social ecosystem in the lives of the productive/active elderly. This mechanical mindset leads us to conclude that doing time on a treadmill and being hyper-vigilant about sticking to a strict...
  • Put a tiny garden in your house with Wall Farm

    10/01/2016 4:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Treehugger ^ | September 30, 2016 | Derek Markham
    Presenting YAUGU (yet another urban grow unit). We've highlighted many variations of indoor gardening systems over the years, some of them simple and low tech and some of them with decidedly 'smart' features, and all of them with the same goal: to help people grow some of their own food inside their homes. You don't necessarily need one of these purpose-built growing units to start an indoor garden, as DIY versions can be much cheaper to build (although perhaps lacking some of the automated features), but for those who aren't into making their own indoor planters, there are certainly many...
  • Prosciutto Nuovo--no "Speck," all "Veggie"

    09/30/2016 11:03:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Do the terms Prosciutto or Speck have any meaning to you? They should! True prosciutto is one of many Italian delicacies, especially that from Parma region, a kind of air-dried bacon that melts on your tongue. As common for bacon, it has small parts of fat. In the context here, Speck is the German term for the fat in cured bacon that makes the delicacy even smoother. You can buy the original prosciutto at high-end deli shops in the U.S., including the west coast (nothing but the finest for them, ever). IMHO, even steadfast vegetarians would savor it. Now, horror...
  • 6 things you never knew about Spam.

    09/28/2016 6:12:27 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/28/16 | Dan Myers
    Spam, Spam, Spam, Spamis there any food product thats more divisive than Spam? When it comes to this American staple, you either love it or you hate it. But its actually one of the more intriguing food products out there, with a long, wild history. Here are six things that you probably didnt know about this legendary tinned lunch meat.
  • Pizza vending machines will soon be a reality nationwide

    09/27/2016 4:39:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 27, 2016
    Would you rather wait for the deliveryman to drive across town with your once hot pizza or snatch it out of a vending machine after its heated for several minutes and delivered to you immediately? The insanely popular Pizza ATM first came to life this summer at Ohio's Xavier University, answering the prayers of college students everywhere. Until now, it had been the the first Pizza ATM in North America. But thanks to one company in Florida, we could see more pizza vending machines nationwide....
  • At Kosher Bakery, Trump Donuts Are Hot Sellers. Clinton Donuts, Not So Much.

    09/26/2016 2:43:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Forward ^ | September 26, 2016 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    The donut poll at Zishes Homemade Bakery in Monsey, New York, is favoring Donald Trump to win the first presidential debate tonight. Zishes, a kosher sweet shop in the Orthodox-dominated village in Rockland County, cooked up batches of jelly donuts with Trump and Hillary Clintons names on them to mark the much-anticipated first presidential debate. I sold like ten of the Trump and maybe two of the Clinton, said a woman who answered the phone at Zishes. A picture of the debate display at Zishes is circulating on Orthodox WhatsApp groups. We just wanted to make a joke, said the...
  • Clinton Chocolate Chip Cookies and Trump's Star Cookies Which One Would You Eat?

    09/24/2016 8:22:46 PM PDT · by lazar89 · 35 replies
    Santa Barbara Chocolate ^ | September 25th 2016 | lazar89
    The 2016 presidential race where everyone wins with great cookie recipes. When you think of Family Circle magazines quadrennial presidential cookie competition, you might think it started way back in the 1950s with Mamie Eisenhower, but this cookie contest actually began with Hillary Clinton. For every presidential election since 1992, Family Circle has published a single cookie recipe from the wives of the presidential candidates. This years recipes were published on Thursday morning, though with an obvious twist in events this time around. As Hillary Clinton is now a presidential candidate as the first female candidate of a large party,...
  • Vertical Farming Offers Solutions to Food Scarcity in Singapore

    09/11/2016 7:36:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Green Builder Media ^ | September 8, 2016
    Back in May I was invited to Singapore to tour schools, IT hubs, hospitals and startups. The size of the country, as well as their government structure, allows them move towards their objectives more quickly than other countries. What I witnessed during my visit was a nation determined to be seen as a leader in the technology sector and to be recognized as a nucleus for some of the top innovators in the world. One aspect of the trip that really resonated with me was the country's use of vertical farming and other cutting edge agricultural techniques. Population Pressures The...
  • Green Papayas? (Vanity -plea for ideas)

    09/11/2016 5:21:36 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 24 replies
    9/12/2016 | Fai Mao
    We had high winds here last night and this morning three of my large papaya plants were laying flat on the ground. I chopped the stems and put the leaves into compost but I now have 150 - 200 pounds of papaya that are to green to ripen indoors. Does anyone have a favorite recipe that would use these or do they just get thrown out (BTW I am allergic to Papaya, I grow them for the wife, and grandkids)
  • Notes from 30,000 feet: The Ongoing Search for the Perfect Smoked Ribs

    09/10/2016 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 19 replies ^ | Sept. 9, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    The search for the best combination of: method, rub, glazing sauce, and mop sauce used to achieve baby back perfection has been an arduous but enjoyable task. I think I may have found it this past Labor Day weekend with a new twist on a tried and true formula. Over the years I have used many methods: grilling, smoke boxes, barrel smokers, mesquite charcoal, briquettes with wood chips and pellet smokers. I have used rubs of all types as well as sauces ranging from store bought to home-made, from simple to complex. I thought I had found the right combination...
  • Muslim council of Sweden behind proposed ban on EU lobster imports

    09/07/2016 5:18:08 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian ball
    For the past year as some of you know, Sweden has called for a ban on lobster imports from the United States. Without a shred of proof, they claim that American raised lobster threaten their native lobster in its own habitat. Only two forces seem to be fighting this unjustified and uncalled for ban, Nova Scotia and New England Fisherman, particularly those from my home state of Maine. The ban proposal has already cleared its first hurdles despite new data by European scientists that show that American imports have nothing to do with the increase of North American lobsters in...
  • This Startup Wants to Make Cow's MilkWithout Cows

    09/04/2016 7:24:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 31, 2016 | Beth Kowitt
    For Perumal Gandhi and Ryan Pandya, the impetus to start their company in 2014 really came down to cheese. Gandhi, now 25, was trying to cut back on meat and dairy for sustainability and animal welfare reasons, but he desperately missed pizza. Pandya, 24, was experimenting with veganism but one incident in particular gave him pause: He bought a bagel slathered with dairy-free cream cheese that was so sad and soppy that it dripped all over his leg. Its asking a lot of someone to become vegan, says Pandya. Cheese is only the beginning. As he puts it, you have...
  • Anyone for protein-rich insects and seaweed snacks?

    09/01/2016 7:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jamie Ball
    We are the only species that exhibit disgust in this way, Mike Gibney, professor emeritus of food and health at University College Dublin (UCD), says about the odds of western consumers eating less-traditional protein sources through this resource-strained century. While our energy needs are largely served by carbohydrates, without protein, there would no growth, maintenance or repair of our body tissue. And, in the coming years, a global shift from resource-intensive, animal-sourced proteins to more sustainable marine and plant-based sources is on the cards, both for our health and that of the planet. But could seaweed and protein-packed insects prove...
  • 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 worlds 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 Isnt 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 and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (aquafeed, in industry parlance) contains fish specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught forage 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 “sincerest regards” 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 nations capital has put food-donating retailers on notice: no more candy, sugary sodas, or sheet cakes. As key as donations are to the nonprofits bottom line, the Capital Area Food Bank recently told retailers that, beginning this fall, it wont accept free food that comes at a cost to recipientsmany of whom struggle with obesity and diabetes as much as hunger. At a time when 97 percent of households reporting food insecurity cannot afford a balanced meal, the organizations effort is part of a larger national shift that acknowledges solving hunger isnt 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’ raised vegetable beds near McArthur.        Two Class of 2016 graduates — organic farmer-in-the making Maryrose Littler, and Kayla Cline, raised on an historic farm in Albany — 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’ 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 · 33 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...
  • Venezuelas 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
    Venezuelas President Nicolas Maduro has a plan to guarantee food supply, social justice, and democracy. As with most of Maduros plans, it will accomplish none of those things. Vice News reports: A new decree establishing that any employee in Venezuela can be effectively made to work in the countrys fields as a way to fight the current food crisis is unlawful and effectively amounts to forced labor, Amnesty International said in a statement released on Thursday. President Nicols Maduro signed a decree at the end of last week that gives powers to the labor ministry to order all 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. Its...
  • 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. 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 students 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, said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. We'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 and across much of the Western world 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 ...
  • Chick-fil-As 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
    Thursdays carnage in Dallas, just 200 miles to the north of College Park, elevated Chick-fil-As 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 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 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: Mexican restaurant refused to serve me

    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 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 Make America Great Again 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. [] 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 youre at the cottage.
  • Lowest-paid governors wife now waitressing

    06/25/2016 2:41:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    USA Today | June 24, 2016 | Donovan Slack
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  • 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 the realities of how people live now and necessities of a 21st century economy, so weve got to retool our system, Pres. Obama declared Tuesday. Speaking at the White House Summit on the United State of Women, Obama said America has got to retool our system, because guaranteed benefits are a vital and immutable way of life
  • 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. Dont 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. Shell explain the latest research on natural pet products, whats 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 McDonalds On the morning of their wedding, Omar and Betty shared a breakfast of egg McMuffins at a small McDonalds table, dressed in their finest clothes. Before driving to a Houston courthouse to be married, they walked into the attached childs play area and joked about one day bringing their kids there. Few understand celebrating at a McDonalds, but for Omar and Betty it made sense. They dont have a lot of money, and McDonalds 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. I come here looking for food because if I didnt, Id starve to death, Noguera said as he sorted through a pile of moldy potatoes. With things like they are, no one helps anyone and no one...
  • Marco's Pizza 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 Pizza 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 Venezuelaone where "there are many people having a hard time, who dont have the money to live, and another where there is "an upper class that has...
  • Ex-CEO of McDonalds: $15 Minimum Wage To Cause Job Loss Like Youre Not Going to Believe

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonalds CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry its cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee whos inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries, Rensi said Tuesday. Its nonsense and its very destructive and its inflationary and its going to cause a job loss across this country like youre not going to believe, Rensi added....
  • Heres 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 Naked Crispy Chicken Taco. It was the Tex-Mex chains response to KFCs 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 its not over yet. Taco Bell told BuzzFeed News that the product renamed the Naked Chicken Chalupa following the successful...
  • Idiots & Friends: Yo quiero Taco Bell!

    05/22/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christopher Zimmermann
    Comas. Ha ha. Theres 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 wont 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...