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  • Have your fill of Chick-Fil-A? "Clucken-A", I have

    08/02/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 15 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Bayoubuzz Staff
    Have you gotten your fill of the Chick-fil-A, gay debate? "Cluckin, A" We would use another word in place of "cluck", but, hey, this site is rated for "Family Values" only. In other words, no fowl language.
  • Chick-Fil-A and Human Rights

    08/02/2012 4:21:18 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceful assembly are among the most important human rights we have. There is no "human right" to compel anyone to agree with one's political, religious or other views. To my regret, I did not dine at Chick-Fil-A yesterday. I live in the somewhat remote and rural highlands of the Republic of Panama and the nearest Chick-Fil-A is probably more than a thousand miles distant; going to one would have been inconvenient. However, many more people than usual apparently did find it convenient to go, judging by abundant photos on the internet. Here is one:...
  • Don't deport the 'tamale lady'

    08/02/2012 10:41:15 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2012 | Ruben Navarrette Jr
    San Diego, California (CNN) -- Juana Reyes didn't think that selling chicken, pork and chili cheese tamales would buy her a one-way ticket out of the country. But it just might. Reyes is a Sacramento, California, woman who the media is calling "the tamale lady." A 46-year-old single mother of two and illegal immigrant, Reyes faces deportation by the Obama administration. So what's the problem? Aren't illegal immigrants supposed to be deported?Sure. But there are rules to the game, and the administration keeps breaking them. This case undermines the claim that the immigration crackdown is targeting hardened criminals. Reyes' trouble...
  • Erie Pa: still packin em in @ 8:20pm

    08/01/2012 5:22:27 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 21 replies
    Update: people in line laughing a singing happy birthday to a little girl. Folks inline from northern ohio, southern new york. Hearing woman @ drive thru. They are out of milk shakes. Got cool photos of folks in line. We need some kind of app build an app for JR.
  • A Veteran speaks about Chick-fil-A and freedom

    08/01/2012 4:37:56 PM PDT · by orthodoxyordeath · 25 replies
    The Band of Patriots ^ | August 1, 2012 | Cameron Harris
    During lunchtime today, I ventured to the closest Chick-fil-A to grab lunch and to show my support. It became evident pretty quickly that everyone else in the state of North Carolina decided to do the same. It took me nearly 45 minutes to even get close enough to the restaurant to park, and then another 30 minutes to get my food. I don’t regret a single minute of it, though. As I was standing around waiting for my lunch, an elderly lady standing near me began to strike up a conversation. She asked me how old I was, where I...
  • Lidia's: The Search for New York Nirvana in Kansas City

    07/31/2012 2:09:12 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 28 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    My husband was so homesick for Brooklyn that I resolved to find a New York-style restaurant here in Kansas City, a sort of “home away from home.” It would have to serve real Italian food, employ very loud waiters and feature at least one New York accent. In such a place an exile might find relief from the excesses of politeness, tranquility and non-homicidal drivers that plague the Midwest. Research beat a quick path to Lidia’s owned by the star of P.B.S.’s famed Lidia’s Italy. For weeks I poured over every cookbook the woman ever published. Culled from Kansas City’s...
  • Lidia's: The Search for New York Nirvana in Kansas City

    07/31/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 2 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 31, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    My husband was so homesick for Brooklyn that I resolved to find a New York-style restaurant here in Kansas City, a sort of “home away from home.” It would have to serve real Italian food, employ very loud waiters and feature at least one New York accent. In such a place an exile might find relief from the excesses of politeness, tranquility and non-homicidal drivers that plague the Midwest. Research beat a quick path to Lidia’s owned by the star of P.B.S.’s famed Lidia’s Italy. For weeks I poured over every cookbook the woman ever published. Culled from Kansas City’s...
  • Chick-fil-A Cards: A Great Gift for Any Occasion

    07/31/2012 10:07:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies
    Some Chick-fil-A stores offer gift cards. If your local CFA does, please consider buying one to give it to a family visiting at a local Fisher House. Fisher Houses are free of cost hotels where the families of wounded warriors stay while visiting their loved ones.
  • Gays and Chick-fil-A Day

    07/30/2012 9:13:17 AM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 22 replies ^ | July 30, 2012 | Michael Bayham
    On Wednesday, I will be joining what I imagine to be tens of thousands of fellow Christian conservatives by patronizing Chick-fil-A, though in all honesty, I probably would have gone there anyway. The Georgia-based fried fowl eatery has been my favorite fast food spot since high school.
  • New Chick-fil-A song by Tim Hawkins

    07/29/2012 8:00:40 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Tim Hawkins
    Video: New Chick-Fil-A song by Tim Hawkins (To the tune of "God Bless The USA") If you lined up all the restaurants Where I've eaten all my life Give me five bucks, some napkins Plastic fork, a plastic knife Then you gave me the choice To pick where I'd eat today That's a real easy decision One that's not too tough to make I would proudly go for some waffle fries And a jumbo size sweet tea And I won't forget the chickens who died Who gave their life for me So I grab this sandwich - Take a...
  • Mayors Play Chicken with First Amendment Rights

    07/28/2012 11:20:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 July 2012 | John Semmens
    Though it would seem that Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy's opinion that marriage is an institution between one man and one woman is protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, mayors in three cities have vowed to punish this heresy. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he “will do everything in my power to prevent such a vile establishment from setting up shop in my city. Mr. Cathy's values are not Chicago's values.” In addition to Cathy's views on marriage, Emanuel also found the restaurant's policy of closing on Sunday's problematic, calling it “an unacceptable 'holier than thou attitude.' People need to eat...
  • Fraud Exposed Regarding Preparedness Food

    07/23/2012 3:56:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 12 replies
    Leatn to ^ | 7/23/12 | Denis Korn
    Mountain House, the leading domestic brand of freeze-dried food, released the results today of a study designed to illustrate how different brands handle oxygen levels in their long-term food storage products. The study, conducted by Columbia Food Laboratories, focused on oxygen levels found in pouches of Mountain House freeze-dried foods compared to those of a competitor. “For proper long-term food storage, it’s important to maintain oxygen exposure as low as possible,” said Lee Goin, laboratory director at Columbia Food Laboratories. “Oxygen causes rancidity in foods containing unsaturated fats. Even slight rancidity can make a food undesirable. Oxygen causes nutritional value...
  • DUMP GENERAL MILLS (support gay marriage)

    07/21/2012 5:30:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    I never thought that by eating Cheerios for breakfast I would be supporting gay marriage. Your decision to pander to same-sex marriage activists has forced me to choose between your food products and my conscience. As long as food is produced by other companies my conscience is going to win out over the desire for another bowl of Lucky Charms. Until you stop supporting this radical social agenda I must, in good conscience, look for substitutes that I can purchase instead of the following brands. Betty CrockerGood EarthMuir GlenBig G CerealsGreen GiantNature ValleyBisquickHaagen-DazsOld El PasoBuglesHamburger HelperPillsburyCascadian FarmJus-RolPillsbury Atta CheeriosKixProgressoChexKnack &...
  • Five Different Shelf Life Studies:Two on Canned Food and Three on Dry Food

    07/19/2012 10:56:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 38 replies
    Grandpappy.onfo ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    fter granting permission, my Entire Food Shelf Life Summary Article was published in the Journal of Civil Defense, Volume 43, Issue Number 2, Year 2010. The Journal of Civil Defense has an extremely wide distribution and readership including all the Congressmen in the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Publisher's Mailing Address: The American Civil Defense Association, 11576 S. State Street, Suite 502, Draper, UT 84020 Publisher's Web Address:
  • Going to the Extreme: Euro-Preppers Get Ready for the Worst

    07/18/2012 4:12:44 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/18/20 | Mac Slavo
    It’s not just in the USA that a growing number of people are preparing for far-from-equilibrium scenarios resulting from economic or geo-political collapse. Many Europeans have also taken note of the troubling signs all around them. In the following report, RT visits a man who wished to keep his name and location anonymous. Like many Americans, he is preparing for all hell to break loose and has spent the last few years gearing up his home and supplies for the worst. Like most preppers and survivalist, he has modified his lifestyle to become more self reliant and less dependent on...
  • Bids Due on $100 Million Afghan Slaughterhouse

    07/16/2012 5:17:25 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 13 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | July 16, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S.-funded construction of an Afghan National Army slaughterhouse -- whose estimated cost reaches upwards of $100 million -- is coming closer to fruition, as contractor bids are due this Saturday (July 21) . The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers project, as spelled out in a 1,300+ page solicitation released earlier this year, will provide a modern, climate-controlled facility to help the U.S. achieve its policy goal of making the Afghanistan military more self-sufficient. The facility will be located in the Deh-e-Sabz District, Kabul Province. Source document: Solicitation #W5J9JE-12-R-0078.
  • Prepping on the Cheap: The $5 a Week Shopping Challenge

    07/10/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 7/10/12 | Tess Pennington
    Here are 52 stock-ups – one for each week! 15 packs of Ramen Noodles 6 cans of mixed vegetables 5 cans of fruit 6 cans of tuna 4 cans of spaghetti sauce 5 cans of diced tomatoes 4 pounds of rice 3 pounds of kidney beans 5 cans of kidney beans 10 cans of baked beans 3 cans of chilli 12 cans of generic condensed cream of mushroom soup 12 cans of condensed tomato soup 4 pounds of white sugar 10 boxes of iodized salt 6 bags of dry pasta 2 jumbo boxes of raisins 1 pound jar of honey...
  • Storm Warning: The Gloomy Forecast for EMPs

    07/07/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    The Foundry (Heritage Foundation) ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jessica Zuckerman
    Almost a week after the D.C. area was pummeled with raging storms, many individuals are still suffering in the July heat without lights, phone lines, and, perhaps most importantly, air conditioning. In the immediate aftermath of this event, tens of thousands of Washingtonians, Marylanders, and Virginians were left without power. Storms across the country had similar effects, and Americans from Richmond to Detroit are still facing the summer heat without many basic comforts. As awful as this is, things could be even worse. Imagine for a moment that that the power never came back on.
  • What is that I hear?

    07/04/2012 7:40:57 PM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 21 replies
    Vanity | 4 July 2012 | JRandomFreeper
    What do I hear tonight? Sounded like a couple of 24 pounders over at the base and a volley of 6 pounders, followed by the big guns again.Of course, it's a celebration today, and no-one is actually shooting.I can hear it. Catz are hiding.What I didn't hear tonight was my grandsons. Sorry. I just can't frigging hear them. Too high pitched at their age.Too many years around jets and guns and personal arms.I read their lips the best I could and my eldest grandson there tried hard to communicate with me.I don't hear so good anymore.I carry a coin in...
  • Sick of SCOTUS? how about best ever ribs recipe for the fourth of july?

    06/28/2012 2:48:04 PM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 13 replies
    Dr. Maurice Codd | june 28, 2012 | beebuster2000
    I came across Dr. Maurice Codd’s rib recipe and tried it. Codd was a nobel prize winner in chemistry so I would imagine he understands the chemistry of this better than I do. But the ribs are amazing. Enjoy! I am quite certain that after a long development process I have finally reached the perfection point in pork rib bbq. For years I hated rib recipes that slather ribs with gooey sweet sauce, and I preferred the dry rub ribs. Now, after countless hours in the “lab” I have captured both the crunch and tang of the dry rib, and...
  • Taco Bell goes upscale with Cantina Bell menu, expands Doritos Tacos line

    06/27/2012 6:07:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    America Now News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 13, 2012 | Schuyler Velasco
    Taco Bell menu items may be helping the chain cater to a broader clientele. But don't worry -- it's not forgetting its core customer base. The Tex-Mex fast food giant, owned by Yum! Brands, Inc., has announced its rollout of the new Cantina Bell menu, to hit Taco Bell stores next month. Conceived with help from Miami-based celebrity chef Lorena Garcia, the new Taco Bell menu items include a burrito and a "Cantina Bowl," chock-full of ingredients like marinated grilled chicken, Hass avocados, corn and pepper salsa, and whole black beans. Taco Bell has been market testing the new menu...
  • Agriculture Still Not the Second-Largest Industry in Michigan

    06/27/2012 5:46:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/25/2012 | James Hohman
    It’s distressing that the Michigan Senator chairing the U.S. Senate Agricultural committee doesn’t know that, despite rumors, Michigan’s agriculture does not represent the state’s second-largest industry. In a recent press release on proposed assistance to agricultural industries, Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s office claimed: “Bio-based manufacturing is a key sector of Michigan's agriculture industry, which is Michigan's second largest industry, supporting nearly one out of every four jobs.” But these statistics being used by the Democrat from Lansing are a hypothetical guess using an inflated definition of agriculture and a multiplier factor. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, there are 63,667...
  • Woman’s Garden Destroyed by City

    06/26/2012 11:07:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 26 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Tulsa, Oklahoma City officials destroyed resident Denise Morrison’s “survival garden” because “this abnormal use of her property was causing anxiety in the neighborhood.” Morrison started the garden after she lost her job. The garden consisted of food and medicinal plants. Before embarking on her agricultural venture, Morrison researched City ordinances to ensure she complied. “Lack of compliance was not the issue,” said City Zoning Director, Leroy Fiat. “The fact that there are no official rules against what she did doesn’t matter. No one else in the city does this.” As for her nutritional and medical needs, Fiat advised that “there...

    06/24/2012 8:36:12 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 15 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | June 24, 2012
    VIDEO: In an era where cowardly companies are caving into the vile communist minority, it's wonderful to see Denny's run this ad promoting America's greatness and constitutional principles, especially the "Right to Bear Arms," guaranteed in the Second Amendment.
  • Seattle's Big Blog: You’re probably a Republican if you drink this kind of coffee

    06/20/2012 9:50:35 PM PDT · by thecodont · 43 replies
    In case the hot air isn’t enough to tell Democrats and Republicans apart, a new study has broken down the different kinds of things the two political camps apparently like. Meaning, they diverge not just on politics, but on favorite fast food, TV channel and coffee. All the important things, right? But according to Buyology, a brand-research company and author of the study, branding is big business. Alright, but does your politics have any connection with whether you like to drink a Starbucks Frappucino? Here’s a look.
  • "Mystery mushroom" which leaves Xi'an villagers befuddled turns out to be artificial vajayjay

    06/19/2012 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 17 replies
    shanghaiist ^ | Xi'an Up Close
    Xi'an Up Close 《西安零距离》, an investigative journalism programme which airs on Xi'an TV, has become a national laughing stock after airing a report on June 17 on a "mystery mushroom" which was discovered by villagers in a rural part of the city. Residents of the Liucunbu village on the outskirts of the capital of the Shaanxi province say they came across a strange fungi-like object as they hit bedrock while drilling a new well. The perplexed villagers decided to call up their local TV station for help, which sent intrepid reporter Ye Yunfeng to their sleepy little hamlet to get...
  • States try to increase food stamp benefits for their residents (Gaming the system)

    06/19/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    States seeking a larger share of the nearly $80 billion a year the federal government hands out for food stamps have resorted to several practices that some lawmakers say are abuses of the system: —Fourteen states and the District of Columbia make use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Paying people as little as $1 a year for heating assistance, even if they don’t have a heating bill, automatically qualifies them for greater food stamp benefits. Critics say that can result in households getting up to $100 extra a month in food stamps....
  • NYC Mayor Defends “Nanny State”

    06/18/2012 1:05:56 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 June 2012 | John Semmens
    New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed back at critics of his efforts to save residents from their vices—most recently soft drinks, previously transfats and smoking—calling his policies “fully in sync with the views of our nation’s Founding Fathers.” “Those who’re on my case because I’m infringing on people’s liberties ought to read the Constitution,” Bloomberg suggested. “In there they’ll see that the rights to liberty and pursuit of happiness come after the right to life. You can’t have either liberty or happiness if you don’t have life. I think I’ve got my priorities straight.” As proof that he has...
  • Banning large sugar sweetened drinks is a start [The nanny statist speaks.]

    06/16/2012 11:39:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    KevinMD ^ | 6/15/12 | Mandy Huggins, MD
    In an effort to combat obesity and all the health problems that are associated with it, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a plan to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks to 16 ounces or less. It also includes a $200 fine to vendors who violate it. If passed, the ban could take place as early as next March. The ban would not include diet drinks, juice-based drinks, or alcoholic beverages. It would also not include drinks sold at convenience or grocery stores.So, my first reaction was, “Um, what’s the point? If I can’t get a large soda at...
  • An Open Letter to Bottom Dollar Foods

    06/16/2012 2:46:47 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 34 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 14, 2012 | Daniel Clark
    An Open Letter to Bottom Dollar Foods by Daniel Clark When Bottom Dollar Foods arrived in Pittsburgh, it immediately became my favorite grocery store. A discount supermarket that carries name brand items in addition to its store brands, it has also got reasonably-priced meats and excellent produce. Disappointingly, my shopping days at Bottom Dollar may be numbered, however, if my recent experience there turns out to be the start of a trend. As I was about to check out, I noticed that the 5-cent plastic shopping bags that normally hang near the registers were missing. The cashier informed me that...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Fantastic Easily Available Meat Coupons

    06/12/2012 6:10:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 12, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I don't often post new editions of The Coupon Whisperer but when I do, you know they are good. And in this edition I will show how you can drastically CUT your food expenditures. If you are even a casual couponer you know it is not difficult to score stuff like toothpaste and body wash for FREE or close to it. Plus you should have no trouble finding coupons for many food items. However, the major part of any food budget is meat and where do you find coupons for those packages of steak and other such goodies? Well,...
  • US Gov't launches healthy recipe competition for children (Michelle's program)

    06/10/2012 2:13:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    America's First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a new competition, under her "Let's Move" childhood obesity-fighting initiative, that gives children an incentive to come up with healthy, nutritious, delicious and everyday meals. The prize will be to attend "a 'State Dinner' just for kids" at the White House in Washington in August 2012. "Calling all kid chefs: Here's your chance to share your favorite delicious and nutritious lunch recipe with First Lady Michelle Obama," a letter from the White House to children via e-mail said. Obama hopes to "solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation," and invited parents...
  • Veep Urges End to Traditional Farming

    06/09/2012 1:12:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 50 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 June 2012 | John Semmens
    Vice-President Joe Biden told the graduating seniors of Cypress Bay High School (Fla.) that “it’s long past the time when Americans should be shifting away from traditional farming as a means of supplying food.” “Let’s face it, farming is unnatural,” Biden pointed out. “Using sharp tools to cut into the earth, planting seeds in neat rows for efficient reaping (also done with sharp tools, I might add), piping in water from far away—these are all artificial methods that rape the land.” Biden argued that “in a more primitive era such methods may have been unavoidable. But do we really need...
  • LDS PREPAREDNESS MANUAL:General Membership Edition (Just released

    06/07/2012 4:00:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 20 replies ^ | Christopher Parrett
    New LDS PREPAREDNESS MANUAL: General Membership Edition This manual has been prepared for, and is intended to be read primarily by, the active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Please Note The contents of this booklet are intended to assist individuals and families in coping with emergency preparations. However, final decisions on preparation for actions taken during an emergency are the sole responsibility of individuals. No one knows your needs or can take care of you better than you can-nor does anyone else have that responsibility. Information and examples contained within this booklet are provided...
  • AT Least We Know He Cares

    06/05/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT · by timesthattrymenssouls · 6 replies
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 6/5/12 | Nancy Tengler
    Mr. Bloomberg is a man of many talents. He's a billionaire after all. And although we aren't supposed to like rich people anymore we can certainly infer from his wealth that he is smart, right? Plus, he was clever enough to secure a third term as mayor in a city with a two term limit. Wow. So when he added Gothem's top nanny to his notable achievements I took notice. His most recent ban on sixteen ounce sugary soft drinks and coffee was declared, Mr. Bloomberg assures us, because he is very concerned about obesity and its growing affects on...
  • Lileks: The Bleat

    06/05/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT · by iceskater · 3 replies
    Lileks: The Bleat ^ | 6/5/12 | James Lileks
    I am not fat and I don't drink sugared soda. If the Mayor of New York decided to regulate portion sizes for sugared drinks tomorrow it wouldn't affect my life in the least -the idea is typical of the Mandatory Betterment class, and I expect nothing less. It's all the people who are so gosh-darned impressed with the Bold Initiative who rankle up the humours. Let's get one thing clear: when the TV talk-show people lavish praise on the idea, it has nothing to do with some abstract notion of the costs of obesity. They just don’t like fat people....
  • NYC Mayor Explains Seemingly Contradictory Diet Stance

    06/04/2012 3:39:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 June 2012 | John Semmens
    After embarking on an initiative that would ban the sale of soft drinks larger than 16 ounces in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took time out of his busy schedule to issue a proclamation honoring the 75th National Donut Day at Madison Square Park, where the largest box of Entenmann’s Donuts ever created was unveiled. “It’s not like I’m saying that donuts are good for you while Coke is not,” Bloomberg explained. “Both are foods that the average person ought to steer clear of if he can. However, donuts are one of the mainstays of the City’s police force....
  • The Tyrant in Us All: Bloomberg Takes on Big Syrup

    06/02/2012 8:42:41 PM PDT · by · 12 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 5/31/2012 | David Shedlock
    Boss Bloomberg and the city mothers of New York City have decided to crack down on lethal weapons. No, they are not AK-47s and sawed-off shotguns: They’re large cups. Yes, you heard that right. In typical overreach, a decision was made to fight Big Apple, public enemy number one, HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup, aka “Sugar”), with the country’s first Size of Container Law. Soon, in NYC it will be illegal for fast food restaurants to serve soft drinks (or soda or pop or sweet tea) in cups larger than 16 ounces. It would be easy to go after the good...
  • Improve Michigan’s Economy with Alcohol Sales at Farmers Markets

    06/01/2012 9:45:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/31/2012 | Michelle Minton
    Michigan farmers are on the cutting edge of the buy local trend, a movement that could provide a great boon for businesses and the state’s overall economy. To give them a bigger boost, lawmakers should allow Michigan businesses to sell more of their products at more locations. One way lawmakers can accomplish this is by legalizing the sale of beer and wine at farmers markets. As the nation’s 13th biggest producer of wine, Michigan wineries make more than a million gallons annually, generating around $300 million in sales, and reportedly drawing 800,000 tourists each year. Additionally, Michigan’s craft beer scene...
  • When the Trucks Stop, It’s Over

    05/20/2012 7:41:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 146 replies
    Daily Survival Blog ^ | 5/19/12 | Ken
    Systemic risk. I guarantee that most ordinary folks have no idea that if trucks stopped rolling all across America, within a short period of time nearly all Americans would all be in a life-threatening situation from major delivery shortages. 70% of all freight that is moved in the U.S. is done so by truck. You (we) depend on that ‘stuff’ for our survival. A major disruption in truck travel would immediately impact seven major industries, and would bring America to its knees within days due in part to “just in time manufacturing”, zero-inventory, and the fact that our modern way...
  • Does organic food turn people into jerks?

    05/19/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 30 replies ^ | May 19 2012 | Diane Mapes
    As it turns out, new research has determined that a judgmental attitude may just go hand in hand with exposure to organic foods. In fact, a new study published this week in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, has found that organic food may just make people act a bit like jerks.
  • WATCH: Mario Batali Defends His Food Stamp Diet On MSNBC

    05/18/2012 2:31:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Braiser ^ | May 18, 2012 | Tina Nguyen
    Winding down his media blitz from the Food Stamp Challenge, Mario Batali appeared on last night’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell to defend his decision to feed his family of four on a food stamp budget, which is to say: $31 dollars per person per week, which breaks down to $1.48 per meal. His biggest lesson? “Shopping at more than one store was the key to understanding it,” Batali said to his disciple O’Donnell, live from the kitchen of Babbo (which I am surprised can handle a live media feed, unless there’s also a secret green screen room at...
  • Prepper Food At Wal-Mart?

    05/18/2012 1:29:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 66 replies
  • Weekly Preppers' Thread

    05/18/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    5/18/12 | Kartographer
    Weekly Preppers' Thread to post progress, good buys, DIY projects, advice and ideas
  • You pay more in taxes than for food, clothing and shelter

    05/17/2012 12:21:29 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 10 replies
    Are you getting your money’s worth when you buy dinner? Probably, or you wouldn’t keep paying that price, and go somewhere elsewhere to eat out. The same applies to clothing and shelter. Almost no one continues to pay more for something than they feel it is worth. In fact, that’s the meaning of un-affordable – something that doesn’t give you equal value for what you are able to pay. The Tax Foundation has a report that might open your eyes. It says Americans are paying more in taxes than they pay for food, clothing and shelter combined...
  • Chefs Love Democrats? The Top 15 Chef Political Donations (w/slideshow)

    05/15/2012 2:30:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Braiser ^ | May 15, 2012 | Tina Nguyen
    It’s a presidential election year, and the sexiest topic this cycle is campaign finance. With the national conversation tuned to Super PACs, the staggering income disparities between major donors and the rest of America, and Wolfgang Puck’s appearance at the $15 million Obama bash headlined by George Clooney, The Braiser wanted to know: how do celebrity chefs support political candidates? With fancy dinners? With non-connected joint expenditure committees? With hundred dollar bills baked into pies and delivered to campaign headquarters? We dug through the Federal Election Commission’s individual filings, as well as POLITICO’s old trash, to find the chefs who...
  • President to Crack Down on Obesity in Second Term

    05/13/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 47 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 May 2012 | John Semmens
    Contending that obesity is a bigger threat than Islamic terror, White House chef and food initiative coordinator Sam Kass says that combating this threat will be a major focus of the president’s second term. “Let’s face it, too many of us are too darn fat,” Kass observed. “Given the opportunity to freely choose their own diets a distressingly large percentage consistently make the wrong choices. Preventing these wrong choices is crucial to the collective health and well-being of our society.” Of course, preventing wrong choices is a daunting task in a free country. Kass hinted that indoctrinating youth would be...
  • Taxes: the best and worst of times, and …

    05/07/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 2 replies
    There’s good news today. And bad. Both have to do with taxes, that bane of civilization in which some men decide other men must part with their money, mostly to spend on what some men have deemed to be more important than what the other men, the ones who earned the dough, may have in mind. If you missed our column Sunday on the ruckus over Apple minimizing its tax bite, you can read it here...
  • DC City Council Pushes for Higher Taxes on Consumers

    05/04/2012 8:17:58 AM PDT · by 92nina · 8 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-05-03 | Patrick Gleason
    Despite the fact that economists across the political spectrum concede that economic expansion is a more advantageous approach to raising revenue than raising tax rates, some members of the DC City Council are pushing forward with a job-killing tax hike even though Mayor Gray has provided a sensible alternative that would loosen restrictions pertaining to when businesses can stay open and stores can sell alcohol. Instead, Councilman Jim Graham wants to put the screws to the District’s small businesses by hiking the city’s liquor tax. The results of such a hike would be disastrous for employers, consumers, and jobseekers alike....
  • A General-Store Race Is On: $ General's Move to Add Fresh Food Underscores Midsize Store Rivalries

    04/29/2012 4:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 29, 2012 | Ann Zimmerman
    MERCED, Calif.—Dollar General Inc., whose discount stores have stolen bargain-seeking shoppers from Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is trying to grab a share of the grocery business. The idea behind entering the notoriously low margin business? That stocking fresh food and more refrigerated products in midsize stores will drive shoppers to visit more frequently—and increase how much they spend on standard dollar-store fare, from corn chips to children's clothing. So far, Dollar General Market stores aren't nearly as profitable as the company's traditional dollar stores, which now number 10,000, though the company says the profit gap is narrowing. Competition is heating up...