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  • Reference Guide to 'How to Hard Times'

    10/05/2012 9:35:07 PM PDT · by djone · 12 replies ^ | Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
    "What to Do Right Now if the Hard Times Have Begun and You are Not Prepared:There are two possible scenarios for the beginning of hard times: 1.Scenario One: You have some money and many of the local stores are still open for business. 2.Scenario Two: You don't have any money, or you do have some money but the stores are all closed. The overwhelming vast majority of people who have thought about the possibility of hard times are expecting the hard times to unfold according to the first scenario above. Therefore they have not done anything to prepare for any...
  • Lady Gaga's NYC Restaurant Slammed By Health Officials After Inspection This Week

    10/05/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 5, 2012
    On top of a series of scathing reviews, the New York City restaurant owned by Lady Gaga and her family this week scored miserably during a Department of Health inspection that found six "critical" violations, including failing to protect food from potential contamination, The Smoking Gun has learned. The October 2 inspection of Joanne Trattoria on Manhattan's West Side found eight separate sanitary infractions, totaling a whopping 42 violation points.
  • These Bones of Mine guest-blog-at-these-bones-of-mine/ guest-blog-at-these-bones-of-mine/

    10/05/2012 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Little Bill · 16 replies
    These Bones of Mine ^ | 11/19/2011 | Kate Brown
    The first post served as a very general introduction to the subject of cannibalism in archaeology, and can be found here. The second was a more in depth look at this subject including a few case studies, and is over here. Hopefully, work allowing, I will be able to post some original content up here very soon, but for now hopefully this will suffice. Till next timeÖ
  • New FReeper Obama Cookbook.. "COOKING THE BOOKS with BARACK"

    10/05/2012 6:09:48 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 36 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    WE wrote the CLINTON LEGACY COOKBOOK, it seems now we must honor this administration with it's LEGACY in this new reality..
  • U.S. diners have pizza 4.3 times a month

    10/04/2012 9:23:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 29 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 3, 2012
    NEW YORK, - The Zagat restaurant review service said the results of its first-ever Pizza Survey indicate U.S. diners eat pizza an average 4.3 times per month. The website said its survey found 83 percent of respondents counted pizza as among their favorite foods and indicates the average U.S. consumer eats pizza an average 4.3 times per month. Zagat said pepperoni was the favorite topping in the survey, with 38 percent of respondents naming it as their preferred pizza topper. Anchovies were the least favorite, with 34 percent saying they are not fans. New York-style thin crust pizza was the...
  • 333 Uses For Coconut Oil

    10/03/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Hybrid Rasta Mama ^ | August 20, 2012 | Jennifer Saleem
    Offering a myriad of health benefits, coconut oil is affordable, readily available and completely natural. I use it for EVERYTHING. Literally. I buy it in 5 gallon increments and keep it all over my house. I even have some in the car. So here is a little information to inspire you to check out this amazing oil!
  • Kentucky restaurant shut down after road kill found in kitchen (Chinese)

    10/01/2012 11:47:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    myFoxDC ^ | 10-01-2012 | Staff
    <p>A Chinese restaurant in Kentucky has reportedly been forced to shut its doors after allegedly serving up roadkill.</p> <p> reports that the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg was shuttered on Thursday after a customer called the health department when she saw a dead deer being wheeled into the kitchen.</p>
  • Wild edible plants (video, ten part series)

    10/01/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT · by djf · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Bob45ana
    Series of videos describing wild edible plants. With images of plants, descriptions and warnings. Plants described: Acacia greggii Cat claw Acacia Agastache urticifolia giant hyssop Agave deserti Agave Agropyron repens quack grass Alisma water plantain. Allium wild onions Amaranthus Amarathn Amelanchier alnifolia service berries Arbutus menziesii Madrone Arctostaphylos Manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Kinnikinnik Artemisia tridentata big basin sagebrush Asarum sp wild ginger Asclepias speciosa showy milkweed Avena fatua barbata wild oats Balsamorhiza sagittata Balsam Root Barbarea Winter cress Beckmannia syzigachne Slough grass Brassica nigra Black Mustard Sea Rocket Red Maids Mariposa Lily Fairy Slipper Camass Shepherd's purse Milk Maids Bittercress Plumeless...
  • Staff of Chinese restaurant wheel bloody deer carcass (roadkill) into kitchen

    10/01/2012 2:59:57 PM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 October 2012 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    'But there was like a tail, and a foot and leg sticking out of the garbage can and they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen.' The restaurant owner's son admitted they had found the roadkill along the side of the I-75 but insisted they had not intended to serve it to their customers. Marveling at the irony with disgust Ms Hopkins said: 'We were actually joking about the, you know, the whole Chinese restaurant. You know some rumors that you hear.' Stomachs turned at a Chinese restaurant in Kentucky last week when in the middle of enjoying a buffet...
  • 10 Best Survival Foods At Your Local Supermarket

    10/01/2012 12:20:57 PM PDT · by djf · 383 replies
    Activist Post ^ | Oct 1, 2012
    As food prices continue to skyrocket, having a bulk supply of food is a great investment. But it also provides security and peace of mind against potential emergencies. By now most people should be aware that grocery stores only have about 3 days of food in stock when crises strike. So if anything was to disrupt the food supply chain for an extended period of time, there would be untold chaos in most communities. Any number of events could trigger mass disruption to a fragile food system, many of which are well documented and even predicted. Even NASA has warned...
  • Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!

    09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 185 replies
    thesurvivalistblog ^ | M.D. Creekmore
    No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt havenít done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I donít know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, itís up to you to act. No one can do it for you. No doubt some of you are intimidated by my repeated suggestions of storing and using whole grains. If it doesnít come from the supermarket shelf itís strange and unfamiliar and you want no part of it. Fair enough. But you still need to prepare. Here are ten things that you...
  • Restaurant shut down after roadkill brought into kitchen

    09/29/2012 7:16:52 AM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 52 replies ^ | Fri 2:22 PM, Sep 28, 2012 | Brittany Pelletz
    WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) - A Chinese restaurant forced to shut its doors after getting caught with a dead deer in the kitchen. It happened Thursday afternoon at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg. "We were actually joking about the, you know, the whole Chinese restaurant. You know some rumors that you hear," says Katie Hopkins, a customer of the Red Flower restaurant. But, Hopkins and her friends never imaged what would happen next, after finishing up a buffet lunch. "Two of the workers came in wheeling a garbage can and they had a box sitting on top of it....
  • Cold Mashed Potatoes Lead to Assault at Bradenton Restaurant

    09/28/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Bradenton Herald ^ | September 25, 2012
    A manager at Cody's Roadhouse, 895 Cortez Road W., reported to deputies that she was beaten by a customer Monday afternoon, an incident that allegedly started over cold mashed potatoes. The incident began on Sept. 14 when a woman, who was eating in the restaurant with a male and two young girls, became upset when her mashed potatoes were cold and requested a 50 percent discount on her meal, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report. The manager, the one later assaulted, gave the woman a credit to return at a later time. On Monday around 4 p.m., the...
  • Bagelheads Become the New Trend in Japanese Body Modification (VIDEO)

    09/27/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Global Post ^ | September 26, 2012 | Alexander Besant
    The Japanese have added another to their list of bizarre cultural phenomena: bagelheads. "Bagelhead" is a form of extreme body modification that sees saline injected into the forehead causing swelling, after finally being pushed in the middle to form the shape of a bagel (see video below). The Daily Mail said the process takes two hours and the bagel remains indented on the forehead for nearly a day. The body eventually absorbs the saline and the forehead goes back to normal. One client of a Tokyo body modification clinic told the Sun after having a giant needle plunged into her...
  • Complaints mount against Michelle Obama's School lunch program (Black Market for chocolate syrup)

    09/26/2012 11:10:52 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 27 replies ^ | September 23, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market - for chocolate syrup. The kiddie capitalists are smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze, according to
  • Sloshed: How to Drink Before Noon

    09/26/2012 2:13:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    One of my favorite things about drinking in the morning is just how purposeful it has to be. At night, you can simply have a drink without need for any particular reason. But between the hours of, say, 5 a.m. and noon, society demands you explain your alcoholic intake. Given those demands, morning drinking can often be the most well-thought-out kind of drinking there is. Morning drinking didn't always have the stigma that it does now. Farmers traditionally drank hard cider all day long, soldiers once woke with whiskey, city dwellers in the nineteenth century invented entire lines of delightfully...
  • Burger King Hopes Once You Go Black, You Never Go Back with their new Kuro Burger (Japan)

    09/26/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | September 22, 2012 | Master Blaster
    Burger King is currently celebrating their 5th year in Japan.† But in an already saturated fast food market the famous American chain is a little late to the game.So, in an effort to truly stand out from the crowd, Burger King Japan has designed fast foodís first black hamburger.† Dubbed the Kuro Burger (lit. Black Burger), it will go on sale for a limited time starting 28 September.
  • Police: Woman throws case of beer at responding officers from 2nd-floor window

    09/26/2012 4:28:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 42 replies ^ | September 26, 2012
    BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. ó A Butler Township woman was arrested over the weekend after police said she threw a case of beer at police officers from a second-floor window. Authorities said three officers responded to the report of a domestic dispute between Diane Pusateri, 48, and another woman when Pusateri threw a full case of beer at the officers. The case of beer hit two of the officers in the head, shoulder, neck and thigh, officials said.
  • Priest Lake (Idaho) Fisherman Finds FINGER Inside Fish!

    09/25/2012 3:15:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    KHQ-TV ^ | September 25, 2012 | Bonner County Sheriff's Office
    Human finger in Idaho trout belongs to wakeboarder OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM THE BONNER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: On September 11, 2012, Nolan Calvin reported that while fishing on the west side of Priest Lake he caught a large lake trout. Mr. Calvin began to clean the fish and discovered what he believed to be a severed human finger inside the fish. Mr. Calvin put the finger on ice and reported the incident to the Sheriff's Office. The finger was picked up and examined by Detectives from the Bonner County Sheriff's Office who determined that the finger was indeed human. Detectives...
  • Over 100 arrest warrants served at various Ind. locations

    09/25/2012 1:59:40 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies
    fox19 ^ | Updated: Sep 25, 2012 6:20 AM EDT | Posted by FOX19 Digital Media Staff
    LAWRENCEBURG, IN (FOX19) - Local, state and federal officials served several arrest and search warrants Monday morning at restaurants, homes and businesses throughout southeast Indiana. Investigators served108 arrests warrants and 19 search warrants at 13 businesses and four residences in eight cities across southeast Indiana. "We issued warrants for the arrests for corrupt business influence, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influence, forgery, perjury and identity deception," said Dearborn County Prosecutor Aaron Negangard. The warrants were served at Acapulco Mexican Restaurants in Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Rising Sun, Aurora and Versailles. Warrants were also served at two undisclosed residences in Lawrenceburg, a residence...