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  • Barter Items

    12/22/2011 9:30:08 PM PST · by Kartographer · 116 replies · 1+ views
    ice4safety.com ^ | 12/22/11 | ice4safety
    Obviously if you are reading this article you already have a modicum of common sense about the impending changes to our capitalist system or the prophesy about the collapse thereof. Some people who have been out of work and have given up on ever finding another job are no longer counted in the unemployment figures since the change in how they are counted so politicians can justify their piss poor job performance…..the rate currently in reality is something akin to 20% not below 10% as touted. Almost 50 million persons receive food stamps and on the rise. Less than 50%...
  • What alcohol to put in Eggnog.

    12/22/2011 7:31:58 PM PST · by Mmogamer · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity ^ | 12/22/11 | Me
    So am going to get some Eggnog tomorrow. What alcohol do you guys like to put in eggnog?
  • Michelle Obama’s Unsavory School Lunch Flop

    12/22/2011 7:02:59 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 22, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The road to gastric hell is paved with first lady Michelle Obama’s Nanny State intentions. Don’t take my word for it. School kids in Los Angeles have blown the whistle on the east wing chef-in-chief’s healthy lunch diktats. Get your Pepto Bismol ready. The taste of government waste is indigestion-inducing. According to a weekend report by the Los Angeles Times, the city’s “trailblazing introduction of healthful school lunches has been a flop.” In response to the public hectoring and financial inducement of Mrs. Obama’s federally subsidized anti-obesity campaign, the district dropped chicken nuggets, corn dogs and flavored milk from the...
  • Michelle Obama’s Food Pyramid Replacement Failing

    12/20/2011 7:22:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2011
    A graphic interpretation of recent changes to the US dietary guidelines shows that the average American adheres to the national food guide MyPlate just seven days out of the year. Using its National Eating Trends statistics, which have been tracking the eating and drinking habits of US consumers for 30 years, market research company the NPD Group found that only two percent of Americans’ diets -- equal to about seven days a year -- come close to the US Department of Agriculture’s new dietary guidelines launched this summer....
  • Hand Wringing Over Liquor Reforms

    12/20/2011 11:08:45 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/18/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    The Detroit News this morning published a story about the possibility of reforming the Michigan Liquor Control Code and its related rules. The author correctly notes that some groups and residents in Michigan are “on edge” over what the reforms may bring. One of those quoted, Mike Tobias of the group Michigan Alcohol Policy Promoting Health & Safety, argued that “We (Michigan) have plenty of liquor licenses and plenty of beverages sold over the counter. We know that the more alcohol outlets there are, the more alcohol-related problems and harm there is.” There are two problems with this quote. First,...
  • FEDERAL AGENTS DEMAND CUSTOMER LISTS FROM MORMON FOOD STORAGE FACILITY

    12/09/2011 5:30:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 75 replies
    Liberty News Online ^ | 12/9/11 | OathKeepers.org
    Oath Keepers has learned that federal agents recently visited a Later Day Saints (Mormon) Church food storage cannery in Tennessee, demanding customer lists, wanting to know the identity of Americans who are purchasing food storage from the Mormons. This incident was confirmed, in person, by Oath Keepers Tennessee Chapter President, Rand Cardwell. Here is Rand’s report: “A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded...
  • State Alcohol Control Law Expensive, Unfair, Ineffective

    12/08/2011 11:21:36 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/8/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    The recent release of Ken Burns’ “Prohibition” documentary has raised many good questions about the subject of alcohol control. For Michigan, the questions are timely. Gov. Rick Snyder’s 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee will soon present its ideas for alcohol control reform, and would be wise to think and reform boldly. Michigan’s laws and rules governing alcohol control have been treated like the play things of politicians and powerful special interests for decades. They are not as protective of public safety as neo-prohibitionists want people to believe, and are actually protectionist in many ways, treating different businesses and people...
  • PETA puts its stamp on holidays with veggie celebs

    11/28/2011 9:56:56 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 11 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 28 2011 | Bill Hutchinson
    The 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time will appear on a series of postage stamps — and the folks at PETA are hoping it’s a good way to lick animal abuse. In time for the holiday-card rush, the stamps featuring such meatless celebs as Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, and Morrissey will be released Tuesday. “These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The stamps will also feature hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, actors Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman, and singers Chrissie Hynde,...
  • Washington Offers Lessons for Michigan Alcohol Law Reform

    11/28/2011 7:54:19 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/28/2011 | Michelle Minton
    Imagine walking into your local wine, liquor or beer shop and finding all of your favorite brands on sale — permanently. This could be the reality for Washington liquor consumers as the state transitions from a government-run distribution system to a private one as a result of the state’s successful privatization initiative, which voters approved this month. The new system permits liquor producers to sell directly to retailers; something that is generally prohibited under the three-tier distribution system which separates producers from retailers by forcing them to sell their product to a wholesaler who then sells to stores. Freeing the...
  • Anyone have favorite, special recipes for Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS? something different

    11/25/2011 9:16:27 AM PST · by ken5050 · 50 replies
    one man's opinion....
    Many now face the biggest problem post-Thanksgiving..what to do with all the leftovers?..There's always plenty of food left over..and we all it it for a few days..but I'm wondering if anyone has some special, creative recipes for the leftovers.
  • You can't buy that lime... it could be classed as a weapon: Shock for chef shopping at Asda

    11/25/2011 5:36:12 AM PST · by radioone · 29 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11-21-11 | Nadia Gilani
    A chef was stunned to find she was almost banned from buying two limes from a supermarket - because they could be classed as a weapon. Marisa Zoccolan, 31, popped into the new Asda supermarket close to her home in Wallsend, North Tyneside, to pick up some groceries, including the citrus fruits. But when she tried to pay for them at the self-service checkout, the message 'amount exceeded, authorisation required' flashed up. An assistant then came over and told her that more than one lime was deemed a weapon - because the citric acid could be squirted in someone's eye.Marisa,...
  • Survival Sales Jump Amid Worries of “Possible Collapse”

    11/24/2011 12:36:09 PM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    SHTF Plan.com ^ | 11/24/11 | Mac Slavo
    What may be new to most Americans is nothing out of the ordinary for our readers. As the economic, financial and political situation around us becomes more dire by the day, people are realizing that if it hits the fan there will be no safety net to assist them. The government is already overwhelmed with nearly 50 million people on nutritional assistance and an estimated 100 million Americans living in or right on the edge of poverty. In a true emergency, be it economic in nature or an unforeseen outlier, there will simply be no way local or federal officials...
  • America Has Yet More To Be Thankful For

    11/24/2011 10:20:35 AM PST · by Space Patrol Hoppa
    The American Interest ^ | November 24, 2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    Throughout our history, Americans have benefited from the extraordinary riches and resources of the wealthy land in which we live. Compared to any other country on earth, Americans enjoy more fertile farmland, better internal communications by water, rich and diverse mineral resources, a more favorable climate, a more favorable position in the world’s commerce, and friendlier neighbors: our home truly flows with milk and honey. On this Thanksgiving Day we should reflect in gratitude for the abundance that shaped us as a people and still flows for us today, and see how yet again we are poised to enjoy new...
  • Thanksgiving Recipe Thread

    11/23/2011 3:14:23 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 16 replies
    Opinipundit ^ | 11/23/11 | traderrob
    Okay folks, the third year we have been doing this and it's time yet again. We're having a traditional dinner....a 18# Tom turkey deep fried in peanut oil, yams with brown sugar bacon drippings and multiple spices, green bean casserole, mashed cranberries with sugar and cream, southern style mac and cheese, fresh frozen (Cherokee variety) sweet corn, reduced gravy from the drippings with Idaho Russet mashed potatoes, no dressing :(, wife hates "soggy bread".. For the hardcore meat eaters ....4 racks of Pork Baby Back ribs cooked on the Bradley Smoker starting in about 2 hours. Dessert: Pumpkin Divine....a combination...
  • Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys

    11/23/2011 1:28:24 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 48 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | Michael Stone
    Thanksgiving jihad? Butterball sells sharia friendly halal turkeys Thanksgiving is turkey time, yet many Americans are unaware that the turkey on the menu may be halal, meaning it is slaughtered according to the dictates of sharia, the religious law of Islam. On Monday, reports began circulating around the web that one of America’s largest producers of thanksgiving turkeys, Butterball, slaughters turkeys according to the dictates of sharia law. And apparently Butterball has confirmed the rumor: all Butterball whole turkeys sold in the U.S. are slaughtered in accord with halal, and thus satisfy sharia, Islamic religious law. Halal is a term...
  • Product review for Preppers (vanity)

    11/23/2011 1:07:28 PM PST · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    First I am in no way connected to Comfort Creek Foods or Crider Corp the Parent company. http://www.cridercorp.com/home.cfm/page/products/product/Canned_Meats.html This is just a personal review of one of their products. I just finish having lunch of a baked potato cover with a can of Comfort Creek Foods Gravy and Roast Beef. I found this product at the local Dollar Tree for you guessed it a dollar. It is a 5 oz. can and though I am not a big buy of food from the Dollar Tree I thought I give this a shot and brought one can. It is made in...
  • CANCER IN CANS: Pringles contain Toxin Acrylamide

    11/23/2011 11:15:53 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 36 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | 11-23-11 | CleanTV
    Original link: http://youtu.be/qDF1Mi3z4mI Just when you thought it was safe to grab some munchies in the cupboard, a new study warns of cancer in cans and bags—in cans of Pringles and in bags of a myriad of other potato chips. This disturbing truth about an all-time favorite snack may be forcing food manufacturers to change their processing methods. But can the changes really make a difference? Researchers find that potato chips, among other processed foods, are loaded with the cancer causing chemical, acrylamide (uh-kril-uh-mahyd). The substance forms when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at very high temperatures. Some of the worst...
  • Save A Seat for Uncle Sam at the Thanksgiving Table!

    11/23/2011 10:41:53 AM PST · by 92nina · 1 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-11-20 | Jacob Feldman & Mattie Duppler Corrao
    Thanksgiving is a time for reuniting with friends and family, but the government wants to be part of your celebration too. Whether you stay home or travel for the holiday, government is a significant contributor to the costs of the celebration. Of an identified $10 billion in spending that occurs during Thanksgiving weekend on the wine and beer, the gas and plane tickets, and the meal itself, government taxation composes 35.86 percent of those expenses—approximately $3.6 billion in revenues. Many of these Thanksgiving items are subject to the increased costs of income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate income taxes, and other...
  • Red Skelton on Thanksgiving

    11/23/2011 8:36:09 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 6 replies
    This taken from ”The Thanksgiving Turkey,” an episode of “The Red Skelton Show” where Red Skelton plays his Clem Kaddiddlehopper at the first Thanksgiving. At the very end of the episode, Red Skelton addresses the audience and says: “Now I have a little something to say on behalf of our American home. In the year 1620, a group of hardy, determined people crossed the Atlantic in quest of a land where they might live freely, and worship above a whisper. These Pilgrims found such a home, known as the United States of America, and history tells us that our...
  • Michelle Obama Wants Fat Kids to Eat Steak

    11/22/2011 3:40:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Stir ^ | November 21, 2011 | Jenny Erikson
    While in Asia Hawaii last week, First Lady Michelle Obama sat down for a roundtable discussion with Ma’o Organic Farms. Mrs. Obama has made tackling childhood obesity her issue of choice, and has worked hard to ensure that McDonald’s only puts 14 French fries into each Happy Meal. During the course of the visit, Mrs. Obama revealed that steak and arugula is her favorite meal, and that we should be feeding it to our kids in order to adjust their palates. She said, "People don't have that connection. If they get their palates adjusted to those very interesting flavors, they...