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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 · 47 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...
  • CANCER IN CANS: Pringles contain Toxin Acrylamide

    11/20/2011 6:58:35 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 80 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-20-11 | CleanTV
    More Videos: http://www.CleanTV.com 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...
  • 'If he's not a hero, I don't know who is'

    11/18/2011 3:43:13 PM PST · by Pelham · 21 replies
    Huntington Beach Independent ^ | October 5, 2011 | Mona Shadia
    runo Serato says his Italian mother is responsible for his good deeds. It started when she spotted a boy eating potato chips at a Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim donation ceremony. When Caterina found out the chips were all that boy and other children at the club were having for dinner, she told her son to cook for them at his restaurant, the Anaheim White House. "I had to say yes because I had to listen to my mom," said Serato, who lives in Huntington Beach. That night — April 18, 2005 — he fed about 70 kids. "I...
  • Smoked Out: Ban Leads to Continued Drop in Bar, Tavern Business

    11/16/2011 7:10:06 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 77 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jack Spencer
    Pam Lezotte, owner of Buster's Place in Trenton: “I've lost my smoking clientele. Instead of coming here, they're holding house parties, where they can smoke while they drink.” She also said it isn't difficult to distinguish between the effects of the ban and those of the recession. “We (the bar) were packed right up to the day that the smoking ban started,” Lezotte said. “It's clear that the ban chased away regular customers. When we held an outdoor event my smoking customers were back, but they aren't back into the bar. They want to be able to smoke while they...
  • Trenchermen

    11/13/2011 3:06:03 PM PST · by decimon · 4 replies
    Belmont Club ^ | November 13, 2011 | Richard Fernandez
    The activity of dining is so common that it is easy to suppose things have always been as they are. But the history of eating utensils, even if only confined to North America, shows that the way people eat has been changing constantly. Only a few hundred years ago most Europeans ate mostly with the aid of daggers and the spoon. The spoon itself may have originated in prehistoric times from shells and other naturally occurring scoops. Knives, however, were truly artificial contrivances. “Because hosts did not provide cutlery for their guests during the Middle Ages in Europe, most people...
  • Whale nearly swallows kayaker and surfer

    11/11/2011 12:47:00 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 21 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A whale nearly swallowed two people on a kayak and a woman on a surfboard. The humpback whale lunged from out of nowhere just several feet away, forcing thousands of anchovies to the surface, with sea gulls swarming around the scene in search of breakfast. Barbara Roettger filmed the epic near-miss event near Santa Cruz, California where recently a sailboat collided with another humpback whale and at least one kayaker capsized. Oh, and for the record, humpback whales typically are about 50 feet long and weigh 50 tons. That’s a whopping 2000 pounds for every foot of whale. Short be...
  • Commentary: Michigan’s Keg Tracking Won’t Stop Underage Drinking

    11/10/2011 8:49:12 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/10/2011 | Michelle Minton
    Few people will argue against preventing underage drinking. Michigan’s new keg registration law, however, an attempt to trace the buyers of kegs that end up serving underage drinkers, will not accomplish that goal. In fact, keg registration is an invasion of consumers’ privacy and has proven repeatedly to be a waste of time and money. Moreover, it will do nothing to reduce underage drinking and could even make the problem worse. As of Nov. 1, Michigan joined with the nearly 30 other states that have a keg registration law of some type, requiring businesses to affix a sticker or a...
  • Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

    11/07/2011 5:58:38 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 3 replies
    The Tipsy Baker ^ | October 1st, 2011 | Jennifer Reese
    ...This farm was strewn with rusted car parts, overturned boxes of trash, empty soda bottles, crushed cans and downed trees, and through this WALL-E wasteland wandered dozens of chickens, cats, dogs, and three bloated broad-breasted white turkeys. The bearded proprietor ambled through the debris and grabbed up a fat, hiccuping bird that he placed in a laundry bin in the back of our car. "You gonna ... ?" he made a throat slashing motion and grinned. I gave him cash. The turkey may well have ingested STP, Mountain Dew, and crystal meth, but I remain confident that she was never...
  • Election Day Alcohol Tremors?

    11/03/2011 9:05:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/3/2011 | Dr. Angela Logomasini
    If you live in Michigan, you can’t order online from wine retailers in other states, at least not if you want the wine shipped to your door. But action this Election Day far off in Washington State may send tremors across America by cracking open the anti-consumer, anti-competitive alcohol regulations there. Entrenched interests — particularly alcohol wholesalers — appear frightful that they will be the ones to suffer from government withdrawal from the industry. But if enthusiasm for such freedom becomes contagious and spreads to other states, consumers will reap the benefits. Washington state’s initiative strikes at the heart of...
  • SPILLED MILK...Yuk!!

    11/03/2011 4:15:40 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 51 replies
    November 3, 2011 | Me
    This is AWFUL!! I spilled milk in the car and now it smells like something died in there? Does anyone have a hint about how to make this smell go AWAY?? My neighbor thought she was being funny and said, 'buy a new car'.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Talks Healthy Habits with Toddlers

    11/02/2011 7:02:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The White House Blog ^ | November 2, 2011 | Colleen Curtis
    First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans yesterday, where she led the toddlers in some exercises and read them a book that is an Obama family favorite. Mrs. Obama was in New Orleans to highlight the importance of building healthy habits at a very young age, a key component of the Let's Move Child Care initiative, which is designed to get child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits. After she finished a round of stretching, jumping and marching in place, the First Lady read two books to the children and...
  • Customer Outrage Forces necco to put artificial ingredients back into wafers

    10/27/2011 3:12:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 26 Oct 2011 | Bill Chappell
    When the people who make Necco Wafers changed their recipe to use natural flavors and colors in 2009, they thought they were doing their customers a favor. But then those customers told the New England Confectionery Company — loudly, and repeatedly — that they preferred artificially enhanced candy. "Our normal mail volume probably went up twenty-fold" after the change, says Necco Vice President of Research and Quality Jeff Green says. "Some positive, and some negative. But a lot of negative." The common theme from Necco's longtime customers, Green tells NPR's Michele Norris, was, "You ruined my product, I will never...
  • Obama Expects Michelle Flack After Wing Joint Dinner (But not for the reason you think)

    10/27/2011 2:52:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | October 25, 2011 | Lauren Fox
    This wouldn't be the first time President Obama has gotten in trouble with his wife Michelle for eating junk out on the campaign trail, but this time health conscious Michelle may be upset for an entirely different reason. When the president stopped by Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles in West L.A. Monday night, he confided to manager David Daviston that he was going to catch flack for it back home. But he didn't expect healthy eater in chief Michelle Obama to be bummed because her husband ordered the distinctly unhealthy "No. 9, 'Country Boy,'" which included three wings and...
  • First look: Michelle Obama’s new cookbook ("American Grown")

    10/27/2011 10:09:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | October 27, 2011
    Publishers for US First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming cookbook have released an early preview of the book’s cover art and revealed more details about its spring release. American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities, published by Crown Publishers, is Obama’s first cookbook and will be issued in both print and digital editions. The print edition will include photos of the White House garden and Obama throughout the seasons, and include more details about how the First Lady was inspired by her daughters Sasha and Malia to change her family’s eating habits and plant an...
  • Recommendations for Gov. Snyder’s Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee

    10/27/2011 9:42:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/26/2011 | Michael LaFaive
    On Oct. 24, the Mackinac Center dispatched letters that made 15 major and explicit recommendations for reform of Michigan’s alcohol control system to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 21-member Liquor Control Advisory Rules Committee. The advisory committee first met in August and is due to make recommendations to the governor for reform as early as mid-December. We suggest that the committee and Gov. Snyder reform boldly. The 15 major ideas presented below are by no means the only reform ideas we intend to make, but they do represent some of the most wide-ranging and beneficial ones. Where appropriate, I've added nuance and...
  • Trick or Treat? The Frightening Cost of Halloween Courtesty of Government

    10/27/2011 8:55:01 AM PDT · by 92nina
    ATR ^ | 2011-10-27 | Americans for Tax Reform Foundation
    ...Businesses not only have to absorb these costs, but also those imposed by income taxes, payroll taxes, corporate taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, workmen’s compensation taxes, and other payments to federal, state, and local forms of government. When all is said and done, government taxes compose 47.82 percent of the cost of the average kid’s costume, $11.66 of the average price. But the government’s tricks don’t end there. The Halloween season brings with it $2 billion in candy purchases. Due to excise taxation on sweets in addition to the burden of taxes placed on the confectionery...
  • Michelle Obama's book cover unveiled

    10/24/2011 1:36:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Politico.com/blogs ^ | 10/24/11 | Amie Parnes
    Michelle Obama will be a published author in April, when a book about her White House garden is released, Crown Publishing Group announced on Monday. The first lady’s book, “American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities” will be available on April 10, 2012, the publisher said. In the hardcover book, Obama — who launched a childhood obesity initiative in 2010 — will discuss how “increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve health of families and communities across America,” according to a press release sent from the publishing house...
  • Occupy Wall Street protesters eat like kings... while rats and drugs threaten Occupy Oakland

    10/19/2011 8:37:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2011 | Mark Duell
    Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York are living the high life at their campsite as they enjoy gourmet food prepared by a former hotel chef. But across the U.S. in California, police are threatening to close down the Occupy Oakland camp because of rats, alcohol and drug use on site. Thousands of Americans have joined in with nationwide protests against the economic situation as police face a tough job keeping them all in order. Protesters are eating well in New York. Former Sheraton chef Eric Smith told the New York Post: ‘We’re running a five-star restaurant down there.' They...
  • The Occupy Economy (Freakonomics?)

    10/14/2011 11:11:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal's Metro Money ^ | October 15, 2011. | Anne Kadet
    Say what you want about the assorted professionals, philosophers, bums, radicals, students and wage slaves comprising Occupy Wall Street, but they've managed to pull off the impossible. In the center of one of the world's most expensive cities, a place where the average tourist family of four spends roughly $3,500 per visit, they've accomplished something even the guidebooks wouldn't dare promise: New York living on less than $10 a day. Lexi Ricciardelli, a protester from Central New Jersey, says she packed light for her first foray into protesting. She loaded her backpack with a notebook, makeup kit, pocket knife, bandana,...
  • NO HOPE!

    10/13/2011 3:47:25 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 14, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    I thought this was pretty comical...
  • Food shortages high prices and riots

    10/13/2011 10:39:48 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Survival Boards ^ | 10/12/11 | Kevin
    Remember hearing something about a drought across parts of the US this year? If you buy anything with peanuts, you’re about to see the effects of a low harvest caused by the drought. Get ready for some high food prices, they are on their way. Normally I do not subscribe to the doom-and-gloom predictions, but I am seeing it first hand. Drought Farmers here in Texas are losing crops, and having to sell their cattle because grass is not growing. Texas and Louisiana agreed to allow wide loads of hay to be transported between the 2 states. Here in Jasper...
  • Food fest called off due to Occupy Boston tent city ($2M police overtime tab?)

    10/12/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | October 12, 2011 | Joe Dwinell
    (VIDEO AT LINK) The sprawling Occupy Boston encampment in downtown has forced the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy to call off a food fest long planned for this weekend. The “Greenway Mobile Food Fest” set for Saturday has been canceled and won’t be held until the spring, the conservancy announced today. “Saturday’s event was to include 12 mobile food vendors, many of them in large trucks. It was to take place on Dewey Square, the only parcel large enough to accommodate this type of gathering,” the conservancy said today in a release. The Occupy Boston tent city has taken over...
  • Paula Deen Says Michelle Obama Can Really Eat

    10/12/2011 8:38:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    KBOI-AM News/Talk Radio ^ | October 12, 2011
    When celebrity chef Paula Deen met with Michelle Obama, she was surprised at just how much food the first lady could put away. Mrs. Obama has become a driving force in preaching healthy eating for others, but according to the newspaper, Deen recalls, she packed away anything but healthy food -- both on the air and during the commercials. “She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show!" said Deen, sometimes called the "Queen of Butter" for her decidedly non-dietetic fare. According to the Food Network star, after complimenting Michelle on her slim figure, she...
  • Some Hunky Somerset Farmers Suggest You Try Their Yoghurt….

    10/11/2011 9:51:48 AM PDT · by sussex · 16 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 11/10/11 | The Aged P
    Would you buy your organic yoghurt from one of these hunky Somerset farmers?
  • Judge Rules Americans Have No Right to Choose What They Consume

    10/10/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge Patrick Fiedler ruled against families’ right to consume milk from their own cows. The ruling came in a dispute between the state’s Department of Agriculture and the families over how milk is to be produced, distributed and consumed in Wisconsin. Fiedler rejected the plaintiffs’ contention that they had a fundamental and inherent right to consume milk from their own cows. “What foods may be grown or consumed is an issue subject to the discretion of the government,” Fiedler said. “Neither the state nor the federal Constitution grants individuals an explicit right to determine what they shall...
  • Report: Fruits and Vegetables Intake May Protect from Colon Cancer

    10/10/2011 10:09:45 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 6 replies
    Health Alkaline ^ | October 9, 2011
    In the October, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Australian researchers report the outcome of a study which suggests site-specific protective effects of various fruits and vegetables against the risk of colorectal cancer. The finding may help explain inconsistent results from other studies which sought to examine the effects of plant foods against the cancer disease. Lin Fritschi, PhD and colleagues at the University of Western Australia compared 918 colorectal cancer patients to 1,021 controls who had no history of the disease. Questionnaires completed by the participants were analyzed for the frequency of consumption of 38...
  • "Occupy Wall Street" and the Dems' tea party envy

    10/08/2011 1:43:07 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 15 replies
    Conservative Home USA ^ | 10/8/2011 | Conservative Home USA
    John Rossomando Follow John on Twitter Democrats from the president on down have been quick to latch onto Occupy Wall Street and claim it as the left’s answer to the tea party. But they do so at their own peril. The movement is about as relevant to the larger society as the Ku Klux Klan or right-wing militia because even they are able to mount rallies, but they don’t reflect anyone beyond themselves. The same goes for “Occupy Wall Street” because it owes its origins to an online call by AdBusters, a Canadian far-left wing group that expressed hopes of...
  • A Wine Industry Roadmap to Irrelevancy

    10/06/2011 7:59:25 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/4/2011 | Tom Wark
    A damned interesting event occurred recently that has nearly slipped under the radar. "Damned interesting" may seem hyperbole to most of you but to those who gravitate toward the historical, political and regulatorial (that's not really a word), this event is pretty interesting. Not long ago, the good people at the Center for Alcohol Policy (a National Beer Wholesaler of America creation) took it upon themselves to see to the re-printing and re-release of what might be the most influential book on alcohol ever written in United States: "Toward Liquor Control". Written in 1933 and underwritten by John D. Rockefeller,...
  • Present Day Prohibition

    10/03/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 21 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/3/2011 | Michelle Minton
    If you’ve ever seen a Ken Burns documentary, you’re familiar with their use of faded photos, archival video and interviews with renowned historians. Films like “The Civil War,” “Thomas Jefferson” and “Lewis & Clark” bring the past to life despite the decades of distance between the subject matter and the viewers. No doubt, his newest documentary, “Prohibition,” which premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. PBS, promises to offer a thorough historical examination of American life during the period around the 18th Amendment’s rise and fall. The three-part series focusing on Prohibition’s past, however, may lead the viewers to believe that every...
  • This Exists: ‘Obama Fried Chicken’ Is China’s Newest Fast Food Craze

    10/02/2011 7:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 1, 2011 | Frances Martel
    The image of President Barack Obama as Colonel Sanders advertising a fried chicken restaurant would immediately be flagged as unacceptably racist, but that seems to be exactly what has popped up in Beijing. The Daily Mail reports that “Obama Fried Chicken,” complete with the President in suspenders and bow tie and the slogan, “We’re so cool, aren’t we?” It is already bizarre enough (and probably some sort of copyright infringement, but that depends on what copyright laws in communist China are like) that this independent company decided the President of the United States would be their best spokesman, but it...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate their anniversary at a romantic date!

    10/02/2011 4:05:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The People Speak Out ^ | October 2, 2011 | Barbara Domecq
    Barack and Michelle Obama celebrate their anniversary at a romantic date, these lovebirds went out to dinner yesterday to a restaurant called Eve, in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington. The couple is celebrating 19 years of marriage. This according to the website of the Mexican newspaper El Universal.com. Surely they must have closed the restaurant only for themselves and their friends, don't you think? Their anniversary is coming up on Monday, but they went ahead and celebrated this weekend. The couple has two daughters named Malia and Sasha, eleven and thirteen years old respectively, and to this day Barack and...