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  • 106-year-old Antarctic fruitcake found, might be edible

    08/12/2017 7:32:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    S F Gate ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Mike Moffitt,
    The Antarctic dessert was found wrapped in paper in a decrepit tin. But despite its rotting container, the cake was said to be in "excellent condition." "There was a very, very slight rancid butter smell to it, but other than that, the cake looked and smelled edible," trust program manager Lizzie Meeks said. Conservators believe British explorer Capt. Robert Falcon Scott probably brought the cake, made by the British biscuit company Huntley & Palmers, to Antarctica during their ill-fated 1910-1913 Terra Nova expedition. The expedition's Northern Party took shelter in the Cape Adare hut, which had been built by Norwegian...
  • 100-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Is ‘Almost’ Edible

    08/11/2017 9:00:56 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10 Aug 2017 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Famously indestructible, a fruitcake has withstood a century in the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. "Fruitcake was a popular item in English society at the time, and it remains popular today,"
  • Man Demands to Wear Pasta Strainer on His Head for Photo ID due to Religious Freedom

    06/01/2017 5:59:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 1, 2017 | HEATHER HOLEMAN
    An Arizona man is fighting for his right to wear his religious headwear - a spaghetti colander - in his drivers license photo. Sean Corbett is part of the "Pastafarian" religion, a belief that a flying spaghetti monster created the universe. According to the website of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the religion became more mainstream in 2005 after an open letter concerning the teaching of Creationism in schools. The site states that all religions are welcome to join their community, which believes their heaven consists of a beer volcano and stripper factory. The church recommends wearing colanders...
  • Sasse: I Have ‘Lots of Anxiety’ About Trump’s Reality TV World’s Effect on Our Kids

    05/31/2017 7:17:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 30, 2017 | Pam Key
    During Politico’s “Off Message” podcast discussing his book “The Vanishing American Adult,” never-Trumper Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said President Donald Trump “comes out of a reality TV world,” which gives him “lots of anxiety about whether or not that kind of world is really what we want for our kids.”
  • Dallas shooting forces rare move by Obama in Spain

    07/10/2016 4:52:19 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 49 replies
    CBSN ^ | 7/10/2016 | Staff
    MADRID - It took the White House more than seven years to lock in Spain on President Barack Obama's foreign travel schedule. But events beyond Mr. Obama's control have turned his first and only visit to Spain, the largest European country that had yet to welcome the president, into a rushed one. Instead of spending two days sightseeing in southern Spain and tending to more official business in the capital of Madrid, the White House scrapped some of Mr. Obama's events - including a staple of his foreign travels, a question-and-answer forum with young adults - and crammed the rest...
  • Was headscarf worn in yearbook photo a political statement or culturally offensive?

    02/18/2016 4:15:50 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | Feb. 17, 2016 | ERIKA I. RITCHIE
    Jon Kari wrapped a keffiyeh - a cotton scarf commonly worn in the Middle East - over his head and around his neck and lined up with dozens of other South Orange County high school seniors for his yearbook portrait.
  • Obama’s Radical ‘LGBT’ Legacy – An Immoral ‘Transformation’ of America

    01/15/2016 8:37:03 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 1/15/2016 | Peter Labarbera
    Note to AFTAH readers: the following is a list of President Barack Obama's homosexual-bisexual-transgender agenda "achievements," produced by Human Rights Campaign, the world's most powerful and well-funded LGBT lobby organization. [See the original HRC report on PDF HERE.] Even close followers of Obama's socially left agenda will be surprised by the magnitude of his LGBT record. We have bolded some of the more important Obama actions-note especially #28 and #33 in which Obama undermined the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thus accelerating the legal momentum for legalized same-sex "marriage." ______________________ HRC reports: "Summary of President Obama's Commitment to LGBT...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    01/14/2016 4:32:14 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 70 replies
    We were scheduled to attend a luncheon-function last Saturday; but we woke up tired to a very gray day, and weren't feeling terribly sociable; so we decided to ditch our plans, and go off on our own :-) First, we were hungry. Someone on last week's cooking thread had mentioned pulled pork, and I was hankering for it; so we thought we'd check out a new eatery in the neighborhood: Mission Barbecue. Decent BBQ places are few and far between in our area - the best local one was bought-out by a larger firm a couple of years ago, and...
  • 1,180 Documented Examples of BO's Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste

    01/10/2016 2:22:42 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Tea Party/Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/8/2016 | Tim Brown
    Editor's Note: Our friend, Dan from Squirrel Hill, has updated his list to 1,063 documented examples of Barack Obama's lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc. He began with 252 examples, then quickly grew to 504 and later to 694. In November 2014, he added more than 200 more examples of the usurper-in-chief's unlawful acts. By May, that number had grown to 1,063. (Too heavy a post. Review the enormous list at link)
  • Taya Kyle hits President Obama with hard truth on new gun control edict

    01/08/2016 6:07:33 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/8/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Taya Kyle, wife of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, hit President Obama with a truth bomb on gun control laws during his CNN town hall Thursday. Kyle, who was famously touched by gun violence when her husband Chris was killed by a man he was trying to help, told the president she understood his message of hope, but feared his new regulations on guns were giving people a false sense of hope. "I think that by creating new laws you do give people hope. The thing is that the laws that we create don't stop these horrific things from happening, right?...
  • Obama Isn't Done Ruining The Country

    12/12/2015 7:42:57 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 12/9/2015 | Staff
    According to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, Obamacare is set to erase the equivalent of 2 million jobs over the next ten years. At a time when the economy is tottering on the edge of recovery, the report shows that true recovery will not happen as long as this healthcare law is in effect. The CBO report does not predict that the jobs themselves will be lost. Rather, they said that new expansions and mandates would encourage many employees to drop out of the workforce voluntarily. "Some people would choose to work fewer hours; others would...
  • That Time Roosevelt Out Debated Hitler

    07/08/2015 4:11:11 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    Eric On The Radio ^ | 7/7/2015 | Erick Erickson
    img src="http://www.erickontheradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Obama2008.jpeg"width=600> “Secular leftism does not sell well when contrasted with an ideology that promises an afterlife filled with virgins and a present filled with heroic struggle against a Great Satan sissy in mom jeans." History remembers how we won World War II. Franklin Roosevelt rolled his wheelchair into Germany and debated Adolph Hitler. At the end of the debate, the Germans smacked themselves upside the head, recognized the error of their ways, and laid down their arms. That must be why Barack Obama went to the Pentagon yesterday and declared, “In order for us to defeat terrorist groups like...
  • Why your friends criticizing the Baltimore riots are either ignorant or racist

    05/02/2015 11:58:35 PM PDT · by Uhhh · 203 replies
    Philly Now ^ | April 28 | Josh Kruger
    Over the past 24 hours, the Internet has exploded with commentary and armchair analysis on the riots in Baltimore. The civil unrest started just hours after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a citizen whose spinal cord was injured “mysteriously” while in the back of a police van. Gray, an African American, died on April 19. At a press conference on Friday, BPD Commissioner Anthony Batts admitted at least one glaring failure of his department: that Gray did not get the medical care he ought to have received while in police custody. Batts, a self-described reformist, forcefully asserted that he’s doing...
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Democrat Congressman Refers to Conservatives as “Domestic Enemies”

    10/21/2013 1:56:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 10/20/2013
    Establishment Democrats don’t regard Americans who believe in limited government as opponents, but as enemies. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what they say when they are talking to each other. Congresscreep Steve Cohen (D-TN) on MSNBC: “We [meaning U.S. Representatives] take an oath to support the country against all enemies foreign and domestic, and these [Tea Party Republicans] are the domestic enemies.” Extreme measures can be justified in dealing with domestic enemies. If any of the Founding Fathers were around today, they would probably already be in jail.(video at link)Via End the Lie, on a tip from...
  • Sen. Rand Paul: Why I’m Voting ‘No’ on Syria

    09/04/2013 7:16:19 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Time ^ | September 4, 2013 | Rand Paul
    War should occur only when America is attacked, when it is threatened or when American interests are attacked or threatened. I don’t think the situation in Syria passes that test. Even the State Department argues that “there’s no military solution here that’s good for the Syrian people, and that the best path forward is a political solution.” The United States should not fight a war to save face. I will not vote to send young men and women to sacrifice life and limb for stalemate. I will not vote to send our nation’s best and brightest to fight for anything...
  • why are you hating my cooking so much?????? (Too many Mods spoil the ZOT)

    08/10/2013 2:35:35 PM PDT · by amybouzaglo · 515 replies
    today | Amy and Sammy Bouzaglo
    I discovered this website while looking to see what the bullies and haters are doing against me and my husband and I found this website and all the horrable things you all have been saying just because Gordon Ramsay lies about me. None of you have ever even been to my restarant before and never even tasted my food. YOU NEVER DID SO WHY DO YOU HAVE TO BULLY AND HATE? MY FOOD IS NOT FROZEN! GORDON NEVER EVEN TRIED MY CAKE! WHY AM I AN EVIL WITCH??? WHO ARE YOU TO THINK YOU CAN GO ON THE INTERNET AND...
  • Brooklyn Judge Slams Birther Lawsuit As 'Fanciful, Delusional And Irrational' (177k In Sanctions)

    Brooklyn judge slams birther lawsuit as 'fanciful, delusional and irrational' and orders theorist to pay $177G. A birther's lawsuit was born of a crackpot theory. That’s what an irritated Brooklyn judge said in slapping a preeminent conspiracy theorist with a hefty bill for filing “a frivolous” suit and wasting the court’s time. Christopher Earl Strunk sought to have President Obama disqualified as a candidate. The author of some 20 other lawsuits — most of which have been dismissed — Strunk was ordered to pay $167,707 in attorney fees plus a $10,000 sanction for the 2011 lawsuit that named Obama, New...
  • He’s at it again: CA Rep. Pete Stark levels bizarre charge at SFChron columnist Debra J. Saunders

    05/01/2012 6:19:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/1/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    California Rep. Pete Stark, the 20-term South Bay Democratic Congressman, raised eyebrows in a public debate last month by accusing his primary challenger of misconduct — taking “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in bribes — without any evidence. On Tuesday, he was at it again — but this time his target was columnist Debra J. Saunders, whom he wrongly accused during a Chronicle editorial board meeting of contributing to Democratic opponent Eric Swalwell’s campaign.Stark was forced to publicly apologize to Swalwell last month after his unsubstantiated charges. On Tuesday, he had to apologize again, after he said he had documentation proving Saunders – who writes the Chronicle’s “Token Conservative” blog”...
  • Tell Obama to Cease FDA Ties to Monsanto

    01/30/2012 6:49:08 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 20 replies
    President Obama, I oppose your appointment of Michael Taylor, a former VP and Lobbyist for Monsanto, the widely criticized Genetically Modified (GM) food multinational, as Senior Advisor to the Commissioner at the FDA. Taylor is the same person who was Food Safety Czar at the FDA when Genetically Modified Organisms were allowed into the US food supply without undergoing a single test to determine their safety or risks. This is a travesty. Taylor was in charge of policy for Monsanto's now-discredited GM Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) which is directly linked to cancer and opposed by many medical and hospital organizations.