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  • Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

    07/28/2014 8:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    KOTV-TV / The Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2014 | Jennifer McDermott
    WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents. George Manko sells Hawaiian shave ice in a private parking lot for beachgoers in Westerly, where celebrities including Taylor Swift and Conan O'Brien have summer homes. The town recently banned street vendors, except for at festivals and one-time events. Town councilors who supported the ban said they did so because the police chief expressed safety...
  • #livethewage Proves Congress Has No Idea How To Budget

    Progressive group Think Progress has been putting on a bit of poverty theater over on Twitter. If you look up #livethewage you’ll find a number of progressive Congressmen pretending to live on $77 worth of groceries for an entire week. It’s all theater, meant to shock people into supporting an increased minimum wage. Thus sardines and saltine crackers are a regular purchase, for no other reason than they’re meant to shock us. In reality, these Congressmen shock us by their inability to budget or shop sales. In one case, Rep. Barbara Lee budgeted $5 for toothpaste. My wife can buy...
  • America's most hipster cities

    07/28/2014 12:09:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Thrillist ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jimmy Im
    While New Yorkers like to think of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as the epicenter of the American hipster, it's hardly the only place in the country where vegan, handlebar-mustachioed trustafarians ride their single-speeds to nanobreweries inside organic farm-to-table restaurants inside abandoned artist lofts tricked out with rooftop gardens where they grow only kale. Pretty much any US city, short of maybe Birmingham, AL, has some elements/neighborhoods of hipster culture at this point (you really just need a fixed-gear bike shop, right?), but these 10 cities are vying for the title of hipster-est. Behind Williamsburg, of course....
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience (Demand $15/hr. minimum wage, unions)

    07/26/2014 5:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    VILLA PARK, Ill. — Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted today to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership to include nonviolent civil disobedience. More than 1,300 workers gathered in a convention in center in suburban Chicago to discuss the future of a campaign that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years. Wearing T-shirts that said “Fight for $15” and “We Are Worth More,” the workers cheered loudly and said they would win if they stuck together. “People are just fed up,” said Cindy...
  • China meat scandal spreads to Japan in Chicken McNuggets

    07/22/2014 11:21:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Shanghai (AFP) - A scandal involving expired meat sold by a China unit of US food supplier OSI Group spread to Japan Tuesday, as McDonald's confirmed that the now shut factory provided Chicken McNuggets to its restaurants. Shanghai authorities on Sunday shut an OSI plant -- a supplier to McDonald's and KFC in China -- for mixing out-of-date meat with fresh product, re-labelling expired goods and other quality problems following an investigative report by a local television station. A Tokyo-based spokesman for McDonald's Japan told AFP the restaurant chain had sourced about 20 percent of its McNuggets from the Shanghai...
  • Welcome to a government we’ll-tell-you-what-to-eat world

    07/20/2014 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/14 | Judi McLeod
    The supermarket ‘talking’ shopping cart Michelle Obama will use to push her over-the-top approved food list is a power push over unsuspecting masses, but would serve as the perfect replacement for her husband’s omnipresent rising sun logo. Six years ago, Barack Hussein Obama arrogantly made himself the rising sun in a logo by putting the sun under his stylized ‘O’, but his wife may have inadvertently come up with a better logo symbol to represent the empty life Barack Obama is bequeathing Americans: Michelle’s government-controlled supermarket shopping cart.
  • Golden Rice: GMO "Super Gruel" for the Masses

    07/19/2014 6:58:29 AM PDT · by Renfield · 101 replies
    Land Destroyer ^ | 7-16-2014
    July 16, 2014 (LocalOrg) - Corporate biotechnology monopolies like Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, and others have met increasing resistance to their attempts to patent and control global agriculture. They have spent untold fortunes attempting to sway the public but to no avail. Local, organic agriculture is growing in popularity and proliferating across all social-strata. The introduction of technology to automate and augment organic farming is making it as competitive and accessible or more so than the capital-intensive models of monopoly employed by big-ag. In response, big-ag has attempted several distasteful public relation stunts, including "super bananas for Africa" and "Golden Rice" to allegedly...
  • What Ted Nugent offers to send to ‘kids at the border’ may cause dilemma for liberals

    07/17/2014 3:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 16, 2014 | Michele Kirk
    How do you fault a guy for wanting to help feed the flurry of new house guests Democrats like Obama have dropped off in our homes? If youÂ’re a bleeding-heart, anti-hunting liberal, you may have a conflict of interest, but fans were crystal clear about where they stood when rocker Ted Nugent made this offer on Twitter Wednesday: Ted Nugent âś” @TedNugent sending tons of pure nutritious venison to the kids at the border 8:55 AM - 16 Jul 2014 306 Retweets 329 favorites Richbirdhunter @Richbirdhunter @TedNugent That's good send them home with a full belly 8:58 AM - 16...
  • Betty Crocker's Newest Recipe: How to Support Gay Marriage

    07/15/2014 12:09:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ad Age ^ | June 24, 2014 | E.J. Schultz
    The Brand Uses Social Media and Rainbow Desserts in High-Profile Push.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Known as the "first lady of food," Betty Crocker has spent more than 90 years dispatching kitchen advice, including selling more than 75 million cookbooks since its first one was published in 1942. But of late, the fictional brand icon has taken on a new mission as a supporter of gay marriage. The General Mills-owned brand began winning attention for the cause in August of last year by providing cakes to same-sex couples who got married in Minnesota after the state legalized gay married. Now Betty is following up on...
  • Unwrapping Burger King's whopper of a gay marketing ploy

    07/12/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | July 11, 2014 | Matt Saccaro
    Last week, Burger King unveiled the greatest monument to ad decadence this year (so far): The Proud Whopper. What, pray tell, is a Proud Whopper? It's a whopper with a rainbow-colored wrapper. Outside of that, it's identical to a normal whopper—and that's the point Burger King is trying to make. When the wrapper is opened, it states “we are all the same inside.” Just so, an asexual person or a gay person is the same on the inside as a straight person; we're all blood, guts, and bones with sinews holding it all together. A Burger King PR rep will...
  • Video: Unhinged pro-abortion protester knows little about human biology … or criminal law

    07/10/2014 4:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 10, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s just say that this isn’t going to make Burger King’s rainbow Whopper highlight reel in terms of public relations. A woman wearing her work uniform threatened, attacked, and berated pro-life demonstrators who didn’t appear to be anywhere near a BK outlet in Columbus, Ohio. She started off by loudly insisting that a baby at the 12-week gestational mark has no distinguishing features whatsoever — yelling incoherently about “clump of cells” at one point to the bemused but disciplined young man — and then started kicking signs and shoving protesters, all on camera (warning: language NSFW):(VIDEO-AT-LINK)It’s not difficult to catalog...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • Pizza driver beaten with baseball bat during delivery, police say (New Orleans knockout game)

    07/03/2014 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Uptown Messenger ^ | July 1, 2014 | Robert Morris
    A pizza-delivery driver was beaten by a man with a baseball bat early Tuesday morning in the former B.W. Cooper housing projects, New Orleans Police said. The driver was taking a delivery to the 1300 block of South Prieur Street shortly before 2 a.m., and saw a man waiting outside when he arrived, said NOPD Detective Sgt. David Barnes on Tuesday afternoon at the weekly meeting of Sixth District ranking officers. The driver asked the man if he was the person who placed the order, and when the man said yes, the driver turned back to the car to get...
  • Finally: Burger King’s Whopper comes out as gay

    07/03/2014 10:05:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    We McDonald’s fans always suspected (the campiness of “the King” was a dead giveaway) and now, at long last, confirmation. Good for you, Whopper. Be who you are. Good call by Ace too in remembering the SNL “Schmitt’s Gay” joke ad from the Farley/Sandler era. American politics has been mostly a function of identity politics for awhile now. It’s past time for American fast food to follow suit. Besides, there’s already a “straight burger,” isn’t there? A Twitter buddy, seizing on the idea of “identity” burgers, floated the idea of an atheist burger. To which Andy Levy replied: Allahpundit @allahpundit...
  • Are you grilling this 4th of July? Share some recipes, rubs, sides...

    07/03/2014 6:01:00 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 86 replies
    one man's opinion...
    The 4th of July three-day weekend starts tomorrow. For many Americans, especially our fellow FReepers.. it'll be a well needed respite from the real world. Many will hit the beach, or a ball game, see a parade, watch fireworks. For a lot of us...it means grilling...cooking meat the way it was intended to be cooked, OUTDOORS..with lots of awesome sides. So, if that's in your plans ( or even if you're just thinking about it) feel free to share ideas, recipes, rubs..
  • Pizza Today guest editor gig (Vote for Ron Litchfield)

    06/27/2014 7:41:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    PizzaToday ^ | June 25 2014 | PizzaToday
    Finalists have been chosen in our hunt for our September issue guest editor-in-chief. We received dozens of applications and chose three of the best. These applicants are independent pizzeria operators just like you and face the same obstacles and challenges as you do. What they bring to the table is a wealth of knowledge and expertise. They’re willing to share that with us … and with you.Now it’s your turn to decide who will be our Guest Editor for the month of September. Follow the prompts to view profiles of each candidate and then you will be asked to cast...
  • Hot Zone: Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?

    06/27/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Slate ^ | June 27, 2014 | Eric Holthaus, meteorologist
    ISIS emerged around the same time Iraq experienced its warmest March-April-May season on record. It may just be an interesting coincidence, but it could mean more.This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent. A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the wettest time of the year. In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, snow and rain were less than half of normal. The region has seen one of the worst droughts in decades. Drought is becoming a fixture in the...
  • Omnivore Ancestors? Fifty-thousand-year-old feces suggest Neanderthals ate both meat & vegetables

    06/27/2014 2:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Scientist ^ | June 26, 2014 | Jyoti Madhusoodanan
    Fossilized feces offer new evidence that Neanderthals ate both meat and plants. Chemical analysis confirmed the oldest-known ancient human fecal matter, according to a study published yesterday (June 25) in PLOS ONE. Previous isotope studies of bones suggested Neanderthals were primarily meat-eaters. Analyses of tartar from their teeth have indicated they may have also eaten plants, although some researchers noted that these plant remains could be traces from the stomach contents of herbivore prey. Stool, however, is "the perfect evidence because you’re sure it was consumed," study author Ainara Sistiaga from the University of La Laguna in Spain told BBC...
  • What Does “Stealth Health” Teach Us About Michelle Obama’s School Lunch & Labeling Changes?

    06/25/2014 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | June 25, 2014 | Marke Horne
    In the media, the conflict is portrayed as being between Michelle Obama and the food companies. The poor customer wants to do the right thing, but the food companies make it hard. But that’s not how it really works. Sadly, the Wall Street Journal story is behind a pay wall, but a summary is posted at Newser.com: “Fast Food’s New Trend: ‘Stealth Health.’”
  • Obesity-related disease trigger found, says UCSD team

    06/24/2014 10:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | June 13, 2014 | Bradley J. Fikes
    Obesity-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome are triggered by a lack of oxygen in adipose cells, according to a study led by UC San Diego researchers. An excess of fatty acids causes an increase in oxygen consumption, which outstrips the supply, triggering hypoxia, the study found. This leads to inflammation in the adipose cells, which in turn leads to insulin resistance, obesity and related diseases. And that's the short version. The full chain of events is even more complicated. The study, performed in mice, points to possible therapies in people, said researchers led by Dr. Jerrold...
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison

    06/22/2014 6:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21, 2014 | Daniel Genis
    When it comes to food, convicts are ingenious. Dried pasta and canned goods are prepared with nothing more than a pair of nail clippers.In prison, food takes on a significance that’s nearly unimaginable in the outside world. Sometimes it’s a scarce resource that confers power; everywhere it’s a status symbol and a form of currency. Cooking behind bars, was one of the few kinds of freedom us convicts could enjoy. On the flip side, food symbolizes a rigid social order. It doesn’t matter what kinds of friends you had on the outside, in lockup you don’t eat with other races....
  • Time to Replace Widely-Abused EBT Cards with Troughs of Government Gruel...

    06/21/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • The Next Redskin Debacle.Will Grocers Have To Rename Redskins Potatoes?

    06/19/2014 6:39:58 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 31 replies
    So what happens now with Redskin Potatoes?We have all heard the potato jokes by now.Should we all be wary of what we call redskin potatoes in public?,careful of how we ask for directions of redskin potatoes at our grocers?Oh god forbid we accidentley ask a Native American who works for wal-mart any questions regarding redskins potatoes!(kind of reminiscent of the classic Indian Episode of Seinfeld).Well,looks like we are going to have to rename one of our favorite veggies by the end of the year.Any suggestions?,Red Hispanic Potatoes?The Potato Formerly known as Redskins Potato?
  • Increasing Food Prices Threaten Middle Class

    06/18/2014 9:53:22 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 39 replies
    Consumer prices are skyrocketing. The price of meat, poultry, fish and eggs was up 0.7% in May. The price of chicken is up 50% in the last decade. There are some mitigating factors in these price increases. The cattle herd isn’t very good this year and a pork virus has killed thousands of pigs. Nonetheless, with incomes stagnate price increases on staples such as meat and eggs is felt by the middle class. Consumer prices generally were up 0.4% in May after a 0.3% increase in April. Inflation has arrived after years of money printing at the Federal Reserve. (with...
  • FUBAR II: China must import more water than the US imports oil

    06/18/2014 9:51:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 06/18/2014 | Simon Black
    In one of the most comprehensive studies ever conducted of China’s bubblicious property market, Professor Gan Li at Texas A&M University estimates that there are a whopping 49 million vacant homes in China right now. As a percentage, this is twice the vacancy rate that the US housing market experienced at the peak of its recent bubble… suggesting that China has a rather painful housing collapse in store. This should be a brutal blow to the economy given that housing comprised 15% of GDP last year. And the slowdown is already apparent. In fact, China’s president Xi Jinping uncharacteristically announced...
  • Three Maine cities rebuff state over no aid to undocumented immigrants

    06/18/2014 4:51:27 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 18,2014 | KEVIN MILLER
    Portland and South Portland plan to defy the LePage administration and continue offering General Assistance to undocumented immigrants, the group at the center of Maine’s latest fight over welfare reform. The Department of Health and Human Services formally notified cities and towns Monday evening that the state will no longer reimburse them for General Assistance to undocumented immigrants and will begin auditing municipalities in October. The memo went out five days after the DHHS announced the policy change in a media release.In a sign of the discord ahead, officials from Portland, South Portland and Bangor said Tuesday that they will...
  • Revenge of The Killer Potatoes: Pelosi Fights Potato ‘Assaults’

    06/16/2014 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Eric Scheiner
    Washington’s potato saga continues.While the House considers a bill to include the potato in the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) food nutrition program, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is echoing First Lady Michelle Obama’s claims that including the potato is an assault on science.“Republicans are even going after the nutrition for pregnant women and children, the WIC program. Mandating the WIC program include more white potatoes. You know, were talking about fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the rest, and they have an amendment that says more white potatoes than nutritionists recommend,” Pelosi said during her Thursday press conference.“These assaults...
  • Portland’s immigrants fear losing food, place to live

    06/13/2014 6:44:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 13,2014 | TOM BELL STAFF WRITE
    The LePage administration’s plan to stop funding General Assistance benefits for undocumented immigrants has many immigrant families worried that they will lose their apartments and that their children will go hungry, say leaders in the immigrant community in Greater Portland. “People will have nothing to feed their kids,” said Mia Ntahobari, 43, of Portland, who leads the Burundian Women’s Commission. “They just don’t know what to do.”Ntahobari discussed the rule change Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Maine Immigrant Women’s Network, which drew 20 women from almost every immigrant group in the city. Many were surprised to hear about...
  • Using Grocery Coupons to Cut the Budget and Help the Poor

    06/13/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    The nation has seen an increasing trend among lawmakers, particularly those on the left, in utilizing the state to drive our consumer choices. Generally, these have come from punitive measures. In addition to added regulations on food producers, they have struck directly at the consumer, in the form of "sin taxes" on sodas and other foods high in sugar and cholesterol in an "altruistic" attempt to persuade Americans to eat healthier. While I tend to disagree with these tactics and believe that the usage of state power to drive our consumer choices is a form of tyranny, I do believe...
  • Monsanto Teaching a Health Class In a School Near You?

    06/13/2014 12:21:11 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 7 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | June 13 2014 | Heather Callaghan
    I’m retelling this story not to cause sheer outrage or bring down shame and fire on one school in one instance, but to let you know definitively that Monsanto representatives could visit a school near you to teach a class. And you need to know what they are saying… It happened in at least one instance and with a fairly interesting method of leaving lasting impressions on 12-year-old 7th graders. I know Steve from Facebook and he posted videos of his stepson after coming home from school one day in late May to tell the family that four Monsanto representatives...
  • 4 Steps to Freedom from GMOs and a Healthy Life

    06/13/2014 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Daily Reckoning ^ | 06/11/2014 | Brad Lemley
    In 1995, American agriculture underwent a profound, dangerous change. In that year, Monsanto and other companies pushed through approval for a handful of genetically modified (GM) organisms. These included canola oil tweaked to improve its flavor, potatoes modified to resist pesticide dousing, and tomatoes gene-spliced to delay ripening. This deal, struck between crony capitalists and their congressional toadies in Washington, marked the beginning of a disturbing trend. Today, the U.S. leads the world in the production of GM food crops. In fact, about half of all the crops planted on American farmland are genetically modified. This includes about 85% of...
  • The breakfast wars

    06/07/2014 2:29:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    QSRWeb.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Ed Zimmerman
    Up and down the foodservice spectrum, breakfast is heating up. Here are some recent developments: •Taco Bell introduced a breakfast menu trading on ubiquitous locations and a massive promo of the Waffle Taco. The Bell blitzed social media and took direct aim at rival McDonald’s, including an ad campaign making fun of Ronald the clown. •McDonald’s countered with an offer for free morning cup of McCafe and started promoting its McGriddle pancake wrapped breakfast sandwich. •Not to be forgotten, runner up, Burger King took a different approach, and announced it would serve burgers as well as breakfast fare each morning....
  • The Tea Party Jumps the Shark

    06/05/2014 8:43:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Bucks County Courier Times ^ | June 5, 2014 | Mardi Harrison, Community Blogger
    Watching the Tea Party consistently object to everything and anything the Obama administration has proposed over these 5 years has certainly been frustrating to those of us who believe that government can play a positive and valuable part in the lives of the citizenry. In another column I listed just some of the initiatives that could have had our economy singing, our people employed, and our citizens enjoying the equal treatment guaranteed to them under our constitution and our laws. Instead, we have the most ineffective congress in history, universal, unrelenting obstruction, and our people and economy continue to struggle....
  • DHHS Launches Mobile App Using Personalized Messages, Gaming to Encourage Healthy Behavior at Work

    06/05/2014 12:51:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Market Wire ^ | June 4, 2014 | Tom Gable and Emily Forgeron
    San Diego-based Total Communicator Solutions Inc., a leader in mobile brand management, announced today the use of the Gimbal™ context aware and proximity platform integrated with its Spark Compass platform in a pioneering research project in workplace wellness. The project, named Project Boundary , has been conceptualized by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) IDEA Lab and the Office of the National Coordinator. It is a research project undertaken in the spirit of exploring new concepts and ideas in workplace wellness that will benefit the American workplace, and to spark further innovation in this space. “Our project is...
  • City Council members rip Walmart’s charity of ‘dangerous dollars’

    06/04/2014 7:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 4, 2014 | James Covert
    More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here. Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the letter that the world’s biggest retailer’s support of local causes is a cynical ploy to enter the market here. “We know how desperate you are to find a foothold in New York City to buy influence and support here,” says the letter, obtained by The Post and addressed to Walmart and the Walton Family Foundation. “Stop spending your dangerous dollars...
  • Two Chains Ask Diners to Keep Guns out of Restaurants

    06/01/2014 6:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    NewsMax / Reuters ^ | June 1, 2014
    Two national chain restaurants have asked that customers refrain from bringing firearms into their establishments, saying the weapons can create an uncomfortable atmosphere for other diners. Sonic Drive-In and Chili's Grill & Bar both issued statements Friday requesting that customers keep their guns out of their restaurants even if they have an open carry permit. The request, which stops short of an outright ban, came after members of the gun-rights group Open Carry Texas walked into Texas outlets of Sonic and Chili's carrying assault rifles. Dallas-based Brinker International, which owns the Chili's chain, said in a statement it was dedicated...
  • Baker Must Make Cake for Same Sex Marriage in State Where Same Sex Marriage is Illegal

    05/31/2014 2:51:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 31, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Colorado but the state's civil rights commission ruled Friday that Jack Phillips has to bake a cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony. The Daily Caller reports:In 2012, Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakes in Lakewood, refused to sell cakes to Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, a same-sex couple. Mullin and Craig were to be married in Massachusetts but wanted a cake for a reception at their home in a Denver suburb. As he had done with other same-sex couples in the past Phillips refused to sell the goods, saying that he is a devout...
  • Michelle Obama Leads Us Down The Road Of Food Tyranny

    Michelle Obama’s intrusion into school lunches has come under fire from students, Republicans and even her husband’s executive branch. Mrs. Obama essentially wants government to dictate what people eat. Via her school lunch program, the government is insisting that schools feed kids food they won’t or don’t eat. The cost for schools is higher, student participation is lower. As is typical with government, the program is one size fits all. Calorie counts are based on elementary, middle and high school and don’t count for age differences. In other words, the program is a mess. Republicans want to cut into it,...
  • Potato Council Debunks First Lady's 'Science' Claims

    05/30/2014 4:59:54 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Today, the National Potato Council praised the House for considering a bill to include the potato in its WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) food nutrition ("food stamp") program. The Council also debunked First Lady Michelle Obama's claims that including the potato would "override science" and that Americans are already eating enough of them.The Potato Council notes that the First Lady's science is based on old data - not the latest government reports:"Opponents of adding fresh potatoes to the WIC package are picking and choosing the science. Instead of relying on a 2005 report that looks at data from the mid-1990s,...
  • Everyone hates Michelle Obama’s school lunches because Republicans

    05/28/2014 6:05:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    There’s a hashtag filled with colorful commentary and color pictures of the devastation Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch initiative has wrought on the plastic platters of America’s school children. There’s a GAO report showing participation in the school lunch program down more than 1 million students— the first such decline in years— while costs are up and the actual nutritional value of these allegedly improved meals remains in question. But none of this requires reevaluation. The real problem with Michelle Obama’s crusade and a top-down, inflexible federal mandate for students of varying sizes and tastes is that Republicans are pointing...
  • Fruit Printed, not Picked, by Scientists

    05/25/2014 7:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Guardian Liberty Voice of Las Vegas ^ | May 25, 2014 | Bryan Jones
    It may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but scientists have now printed, not picked, fresh fruit. Researchers working at a company in Cambridge, England, have used a new process to enable the 3D printing of a variety of fresh products. They recently unveiled the process and results at the TechFoodHack conference held in Cambridge, an experimental dining event that also included the unveiling of a new flavour of gelato. 3D printing was first demonstrated back in 1984, but use of the technique was not widespread until 2010 when the cost of the Additive Manufacturing machines dropped significantly in...
  • Watch This Vending Machine Make Pizza

    05/24/2014 7:10:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 21, 2014 | Erin McCarthy, managing editor
    News broke today that Sprinkles Cupcakes will install New York City's first 24-hour cupcake ATM at its Upper East Side location next week. The unit has a 760 cupcake capacity and can dispense up to four sweet treats at a time. That's pretty cool—but not as cool as a vending machine that makes fresh pizza in under three minutes. Behold Let's Pizza:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Invented by entrepreneur Claudio Torghele, Let's Pizza machines were initially designed and manufactured in Northern Italy. Customers choose between up to four kinds of pies, and watch through windows as the machine adds water to flour, kneads the dough,...
  • USDA Announces More 'Flexibility' For Next Year's School Meals

    05/21/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Just a day after House Republicans introduced legislation to roll back some Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on school meal programs, the USDA announced some flexibility would be granted to some schools for the coming school year when implementing the new policies:
  • Great Support for Liberty GB’s Anti-Halal Boycott Subway Day in Woking

    05/15/2014 3:56:26 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 May 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Subway sandwich chain is the target of many international boycotts for a variety of good reasons. In 2011 in the USA the company gave the Subway Sportsman of the Year Award to the American footballer Michael Vick, a convicted felon who was incarcerated for 18 months (and could have been longer) for spending years torturing and killing animals. When police raided his house, they found 65 dogs, a dog-fighting pit, blood-stained carpets, and various equipment commonly used in dog fighting, including a ‘rape stand’ in which female dogs are strapped into and restrained, to allow male dogs to...
  • Growing Money in the Backyard

    05/10/2014 6:09:10 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 40 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | May 10, 2014 | Jeff Bayard
    This is my story on how you can cut down your grocery bill while improving your diet. It’s called intensive organic vegetable gardening and it’s like growing money in the backyard.My wife and I completed our organic certification course last year at the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. We decided to take this course so we could eat healthier and reduce our grocery bill. This has been a fun project and we look forward to growing our own vegetables, or as I like to call it: growing money in the backyard!
  • 12 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

    05/01/2014 5:29:02 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 27 replies
    Don’t be fooled by the labels; these foods aren’t what you think. Here’s a secret in the food industry: Many healthy foods are no better than their alternatives. Some have little nutritional value, some actually contain harmful chemicals and some even pose as “healthy” when they’re downright bad for you. Go beyond the labels and scrutinize the ingredients. Breads labeled as “whole wheat” or “whole grain,” for example, can pack as much as 70 percent refined flour. But because it includes some whole grains, it can advertise itself as the real deal. And challenge the myths. You don’t need many...
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • ‘Fat Texts’ and ‘Fart Regulation’ Coming to You from the Nanny State

    04/09/2014 7:40:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 8, 2014 | Common Constitutionalist
    Although it’s been going on for years, it seems lately there is an all-out assault by the nanny government to crack down on our liberties. Nowadays, when the people say no, our rulers just do the old end around, or sleight-of-hand. They cause us to concentrate on one thing while they regulate behind our backs. Lately it seems that even this tactic has changed and the Nanny State has begun to attack us from all sides. Take this global warming nonsense. With every passing year, the people are coming to realize what a hoax it has been. Every poll conducted...
  • New report shows the “vegan” lifestyle is just another liberal lie

    04/05/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 79 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    A new report from the Medical University of Graz in Austria presents evidence that the “vegan” lifestyle is actually dangerous. The study found that purely vegetarian diets lead to poorer general health and a diminished quality of life marred by both physical and mental problems. In spite of the vegan tendency to smoke less if at all; have higher socioeconomic achievement, eat less fat, get more exercise, eat more veggies and fruits and drink less alcohol they do not have a better life style by objective standards. Vegans suffer from higher rates of cancer; are twice as likely to be...