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  • About $700 snatched from ice cream vendor at Ithaca Festival

    06/06/2016 7:12:12 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. ^ | JUNE 5, 2016 | BY JOLENE ALMENDAREZ
    ITHACA, N.Y. -- A man snatched about $700 from a Maine-based ice cream vendor who was selling at the Ithaca Festival for the first time on Saturday. Robert and Jane Walters were selling ice cream around 5:30 p.m. on the 130 block of West State Street when the incident happened. The two have run the Island Cow Ice Cream Co. for the past 20 years out of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and usually sell ice cream along the east coast during the summer. Robert Walters said he was separating the bills in a basket he places money in and began talking...
  • 'Little Obama' Ice Cream Goes on Sale in Russia's Tatarstan

    05/06/2016 1:36:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 05/05/2016
    An experimental ice cream brand named “Obamka" ["Little Obama” or, may be, "Obammy"] has appeared on sale in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. Deputy development director at the Slavitsa ice cream factory Rasil Mustafin, said that the name was not political but chosen due to the product's chocolate flavor. “There's no political underpinning. We have no intention to offend anyone,” he said. “Someone at the factory came up with the idea.” The product designers were inspired by a Soviet-era cartoon, said the factory's financial director Anatoli Ragimkhanov. The show featured an imaginary island named “Chunga-Changa,” inhabited by African children....
  • The Korean J-Shaped Ice Cream Cone Arrives in L.A.

    04/23/2016 6:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Weekly ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jean Trinh
    In L.A., there always seem to be new ways to stuff our faces with ice cream, be it scooping the dessert onto wacky churros or loading it into waffle "taco shells." Now comes an imported trend straight from South Korea, in the form of a zany, J-shaped cone. BluTusk, an ice cream shop on the second level of a Sawtelle strip mall right by Daiso and Nijiya Market, has been selling the hollow, puffed-corn cone (aka Jipangyi) filled with soft serve since December. While the cone made a splash in New York last year when Play J food truck introduced...
  • Ben and Jerry’s cofounders arrested at Capitol protest

    04/19/2016 7:20:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 73 replies
    mcclatchy.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | ELIZABETH KOH
    The cofounders of the popular Ben and Jerry’s ice cream company were arrested Monday afternoon as part of a sit-in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol protesting big money in politics. Jerry Greenfield, 66, and Ben Cohen, 65, were arrested with about 300 others for “unlawful demonstration activities,” according to a statement from U.S. Capitol Police Monday. All demonstrators were processed and released the same day.
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Just 90 Cents/Pint this Week. Flavor Recommendations?

    04/10/2016 7:32:49 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 109 replies
    Self | April 10, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    This week you can get Ben & Jerry's ice cream for just 90 cents per pint at Publix. The deal is this: Starting this Thursday (Wednesday in some stores) Ben & Jerry's will be selling for $4.79 BOGO (Buy One, Get One FREE). The April 3 Red Plum had Ben & Jerry's Publix coupons for $1.50 sooo just use two of those coupons on each purchase to knock $3 off the sale price leaving your total cost at $1.79 or 90 cents per pint. I already ordered 20 Ben & Jerry's coupons online so I will be getting 20 pints...
  • Obama says he learned responsibility, hard work from 1st job

    02/25/2016 9:33:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 12:07 PM EST | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama says his unglamorous first job scooping ice cream taught him valuable lessons about responsibility and hard work. He wants the same experience for other teenagers, particularly those without resources, and is launching a summer opportunities project to help young people land a first job that can teach them similar lessons and help send them down the right path. The private sector, all levels of government, community groups and schools have pledged to help teenagers get their first jobs this summer. "Scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks," Obama said Thursday in an essay on the LinkedIn...
  • Chris Christie to suspend presidential campaign

    02/10/2016 8:36:39 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin and David Sherfinski
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to issue a statement Wednesday afternoon suspending his presidential campaign, The Washington Times has learned. The announcement follows a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary, where Mr. Christie was hoping a strong showing would give him more breathing room in a race where the tough-talking governor competed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida to emerge as the most viable alternative to businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas...
  • Ben & Jerry's founder unveils new 'Bernie's Yearning' ice cream flavor

    01/25/2016 11:21:23 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/25/2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Ben Cohen, one of the co-founders of Ben & Jerry‘s ice cream and a longtime Sanders supporter, has for months talked about making a special flavor for his home-state senator. Earlier this month, Cohen told MSNBC that he would call the ice cream "Bernie‘s Yearning," featuring a milk chocolate disk covering the top of plain mint ice cream. The disc is meant to represent "the huge majority of economic gains that have gone to the top 1% since the end of the recession. Beneath it, the rest of us," reads the description on the back of the pint posted on...
  • Pizza Ice Cream Is Now a Thing

    09/19/2015 11:48:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 | Kate Taylor
    Most people enjoy pizza by the slice. Now, you can eat it by the scoop. Quirky ice cream company Coolhaus recently debuted a pizza-flavored ice cream, currently served in its two Southern California storefronts and Los Angeles-based trucks, reports Vice. The chain, which has previously scooped savory flavors like Fried Chicken & Waffles and Cream Cheese & Rye, says the ice cream uses a mascarpone and olive oil base, adding in sun-dried tomato, fresh basil and salt. Coolhaus CEO Natasha Case told Vice that the flavor is already a hit, with customers unable to resist trying the outlandish flavor. And...
  • Norway Company Turns Pine Trees Into Hotdogs

    09/05/2015 11:34:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 01 Sep 2015
    A Norwegian biorefinery company has started turning waste wood fibre into a cream-like fat substitute which it claims can be used to make ice cream, mayonnaise and even hot dogs. Borregaard has already opened a plant in Wisconsin, USA, producing the revolutionary new substance, which it calls Sense-Fi,and plans to open a second factory in Sarpsborg, Norway, in 2016. "We are rolling it out primarily in the US, where it has been approved. Sales are just about underway, and there is a lot of focus on fighting obesity," says business director Harald Rønneberg Borregaard to Norway's Dagbladet newspaper. Researchers at...
  • Blue Bell to Unveil First Flavor to Return to Stores

    08/21/2015 8:40:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Aug 21, 2015
    With each passing day, Texans are another step closer to enjoying one of their favorite treats. Blue Bell Creameries is expected to have ice cream back on some store shelves by the end of the month, and on Monday the company will reveal the first flavor customers can expect. Blue Bell recalled all of its ice cream products and halted production earlier this summer after listeria contamination. Blue Bell will return to store shelves in 15 states through a five-phase distribution plan. Up first, ice cream produced at the company's Sylacauga, Alabama facility, will first hit store shelves in Brenham,...
  • Boston Police Treat Kids To Ice Cream Day After Gunfire Erupts Near Public Pool

    08/19/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | August 18, 2015 | Kim Tunnicliffe
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston police are trying to assure Roxbury residents that the area around Malcolm X Park is safe after gunfire erupted Monday afternoon near a community pool where children were swimming. Police Commissioner William Evans handed out ice cream cups to kids outside the Melnea Cass Recreational Complex on Tuesday.
  • 11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business

    07/24/2015 2:46:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KDSK | July 24, 2015
    11-Year-Old Runs Successful Ice Cream Business
  • Rogue Dairy Queen has been ignoring corporate HQ since 1949

    07/24/2015 5:53:31 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-23-15 | AP
    MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs. And it’s a recipe that seems to be working for one of the few DQs in the country still operating under a 66-year-old contract that allows them to dish up throwback treats alongside the standard corporate-approved items, a combination that turns Main Avenue and 8th Street into a hopping, slightly retro summer hangout. Though the restaurant shuts down in the...
  • National Ice Cream Day Inspires San Francisco Festival

    07/19/2015 1:01:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 17, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Sunday's National Ice Cream Day Festival at SoMa StrEat Food Park in San Francisco will feature numerous independent frozen dessert specialists and unique collaborations.Expected highlights will come from Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, which has three locations in San Francisco, is working with Haight eatery and food truck Bacon Bacon to offer a "That's That," a play on the It's-It ice cream sandwich with a bacon chocolate chip cookie, chocolate ice cream and a dark chocolate dip. Longtime family-owned Mitchell's Ice Cream plans to offer ice cream floats made with real beer; adults will have a choice between Buzzerkeley Belgian Strong...
  • Blue Bell to Start Test Production at Alabama Ice Cream Plant

    07/08/2015 9:05:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/8
    Blue Bell Creameries said Wednesday that it plans to begin test production of ice cream at its Alabama plant in Sylacauga in the next few weeks. The company was forced to recall its entire product line in April because of potential listeria contamination. Three people died and seven others fell ill, health officials have said. The company shut down all four of its plants for cleaning and improvements, and that process is taking longer than expected. Experts say that listeria is tough to get rid of and can live on surfaces such as drains and pipes for years. "When production...
  • Hillary Clinton Can't Even Be Honest About Ice Cream

    07/07/2015 10:49:00 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    According to a report in the New Hampshire Union Leader, Clinton had stopped at the Dairy Twirl in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and repeatedly asked the dozen or so reporters traveling with her if they would like some ice cream. The transcript from the pool report shows that they did not respond to her until one reporter finally asked if she would answer some questions. “Would you guys like some ice cream?” Clinton asked. “Those of you have traveled to the Upper Valley in pursuit of presidential politics. How about it? I’m paying. I’ll buy if anybody wants it.” CNN reporter...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Overthrow Of Egyptian Government

    06/27/2015 9:08:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2015 12:05 pm | Emma-Jo Morris
    A document released in late May by pro-Muslim Brotherhood clerics incited the Egyptian population to “strive for the complete elimination” of their current government, according to a new report. Calling the military-backed government a “criminal and murderous regime,” the radical clerics said public figures associated with it should be put to death, in accordance with Sharia law. The document also demands the release of Morsi, who it refers to as the “legitimate elected president.” […] “According to the Sharia, it is the duty of the ummah—its leaders and its people—to oppose this regime and strive for its complete elimination by...
  • Is it racist to call them ‘jimmies’?

    06/23/2015 7:52:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 21, 2015 | Sara Morrison
    Summer is here, which means reviving the contentious debate over whether or not a favorite ice cream topping’s name has racist origins. “I’ve heard them called jimmies ... It’s after Jim Crow,” said Carly Fishkin, 25, who grew up in Wellesley and prefers to call them sprinkles. Her nearby friend, Izak Shapiro, also 25, agreed. They are two of many who have heard that the word jimmies has deeply racist connotations.
  • Ben & Jerry's new flavor hits climate change

    05/28/2015 5:55:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor makes a mouthful of a statement about one of the biggest political agendas under the Obama administration – climate change. “Save Our Swirled” is a raspberry-based ice cream with marshmallow and fruity swirls, flecked with miniature dark-and-white-fudge ice cream cone bits. The blog Take Part reported the product hit store shelves on Wednesday, in conjunction with a company campaign against climate change.
  • Obama’s Memorial Day Ice Cream Gloat

    05/25/2015 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/25/15 | Judi Mcleod
    God Bless American soldiers gone to their heavenly rewards forever! The picture Herman Cain writer Dan Calabrese calls “the worst Memorial Day photo ever” should be going viral now if Obama Google pals don’t bury it. The photo shows for once and for all how President Barack Obama really feels about Memorial Day, the one day a year set aside to pay respect to the sacrifice of the highly venerated war dead. Just like the man the photo depicts, the picture not only swaggers across the stage, it leaps, bounds and somersaults into view, walking on stilts across our troubled...
  • Dog With Big Stick & Prezzy With Big Umbrella: One Is Smarter Than The Other Won

    05/24/2015 7:54:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Here’s a Memorial Day Weekend Quiz for you: I call it Which One is Smarter Than the Other Won? Cast your vote(s) below for either: A. Our President, figuring out how to get his big umbrella over the gate: Or B) The Dog, figuring out how to get his big stick over the bridge: And in case you missed this heartfelt Memorial Day tweet from the Democrats:They are hoping everyone can join Barry for another brain freeze. Funny, isn’t it, how many stories about umbrellas, ice cream and dogs pop up around Memorial Day now that Obama is here?Cast your...
  • Blue Bell to Cut 1,400, or 37 Percent, of Workforce

    05/15/2015 2:58:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 5/15
    Approximately 1,400 employees to be furloughed -- 37 percent of Blue Bell workforceBlue Bell Creameries says they'll be laying off a third of their workforce due to the extended timeline to return to production after a listeria outbreak forced the company to recall all products and close its plants. "Due to the extended timeline required to ensure the highest quality and safety of Blue Bell’s products when the company resumes production, and because supply and distribution will be limited for some time to come," Blue Bell Creameries CEO and President Paul Kruse said in a news release Friday. Kruse announced,...
  • Is the world ready for Ruth Bader Ginger ice cream? (Ben & Jerry’s—maybe)

    04/11/2015 8:57:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10, 2015
    She’s already got a Lego figure, so why not an ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s fans are appealing to company known for its wacky flavors with pop culture references to create a Ruth Bader Ginger flavor to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg --and there’s even a petition to further the cause. Boston resident Yael Mazor Garfinkle started the Change.org petition after Buzzfeed reported that Ben & Jerry’s has named more than twenty ice cream flavors after people in the past 30 years—but only two have been for women. …
  • Impossible to Resist: Addictive Food Report

    02/28/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | February 25, 2015 | CBNNews.com
    If you feel like it is impossible to put certain foods down, there could be a reason. A new report is naming some of the most addictive foods and explaining why they are so hard to resist. According to the Huffington Post, the following foods are among the most addictive: pizza, chocolate, chips, cookies, and ice cream. The report shows foods that cause the most mental distress and physical discomfort are highly processed, as well as high in added fats and sugars. Food is not currently classified as an addiction, but experts say it can impact how you feel.
  • The Woes of Socialism ... Famous Venezuelan Ice-Cream Store Closes Over Milk Shortage

    12/29/2014 4:30:36 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Corina Pons
    Famous Venezuelan ice-cream store closes over milk shortage CARACAS - An ice-cream store listed in the Guinness World Records book for its 863 different flavours has become the latest victim of Venezuela's economic crisis. "We are closed during the season due to shortage of milk," the famous Coromoto ice-cream store in the highland town of Merida announced on its Facebook page. Locals confirmed that the shop, hugely popular among tourists for its exotic and strange flavours ranging from beer to beans, had been closed since Christmas Eve. A sign on the door asked customers' forgiveness "for not attending you due...
  • Santa Rosa ice cream man arrested, allegedly drunk

    11/03/2014 4:01:20 PM PST · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | November 3, 2014 | RANDI ROSSMANN
    An allegedly drunken and unlicensed ice cream truck driver went to jail Halloween evening after he was seen stumbling out of his truck, according to the CHP Monday. The Santa Rosa driver’s blood-alcohol level was at least four times the legal amount, CHP Officer Kerri Post said. The man had pulled into a Sebastopol Road business across from Roseland Elementary at about 4:30 p.m. A nearby worker saw him struggling as he walked from the truck and called 911 to report a possibly drunken driver. Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies responded and detained the man. CHP officers ran him through sobriety...
  • Russia: ‘Free Syrian Army No Longer Exists’; Rebels Are Coordinating With Terrorists

    09/17/2014 2:45:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/17/2014 | Patrick Goodenough
    Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria, and claimed that the moderate rebel front – the one the Obama administration wants to arm as part of its anti-ISIS strategy – “no longer exists.”The remarks by Russia’s ambassador in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin came during a session of the U.N. Human Rights Council, which was discussing the most recent report by a U.N.-mandated independent commission of inquiry into the conflict.The report, released late last month and roughly covering the first half of this year, recorded atrocities by the Assad regime and by...
  • Ice Cream Shop Owner Defends Creating Flavor for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    07/21/2014 8:00:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 65 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The owner of an Oregon ice cream shop is defending her decision to create an ice cream flavor for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon recently announced that it would have a political fundraising event at What’s the Scoop? in Portland, Oregon. The ice cream store created a flavor especially for the abortion business and donated 10 percent of its sales to the abortion giant. whatsthescoopPlanned Parenthood announced: What’s the Scoop? is a sustainable, small-batch shop that creates ice cream and sorbets using liquid nitrogen – a revolutionary method that speeds up the freezing process, which...
  • Ice Cream Shop Creates Planned Parenthood Flavor for Abortion Giant’s Political Group

    07/17/2014 4:34:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli
    Abortion giant Planned Parenthood has announced that a local ice cream parlor has created an ice cream just for them. No it will not be called Blood and Scream! The announcement was made on the Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon’s Events page on Facebook and reads: Are you beating the heat this summer? Here’s a delicious way to cool off while supporting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon at the same time: “Ice Cream for Planned Parenthood!” on July 17th at What’s the Scoop? in Portland! From the announcement: plannedparenthood114What’s the Scoop? is a sustainable, small-batch shop that creates ice cream...
  • Home made ice cream! Who has the best recipes?

    07/12/2014 1:13:10 PM PDT · by Wingy · 38 replies
    Vanity | 07/12/2014 | Myself
    Okay, the Russians have invaded Ukraine, Obama is probably playing golf, another few hundred "uninvited guests" have arrived at our Southern border, and Germany and Argentina are gearing up for The World Cup Final. My big concern, however, is finding the BEST recipe for my new 1.5 quart ice cream maker.
  • South Carolina police searching for man who used fudge bar to attack ice cream truck driver

    05/23/2014 4:32:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    fox ^ | 5-22-14 | AP
    ROCK HILL, S.C. – Authorities in South Carolina say a man who was not in good humor smacked an ice-cream truck driver with a fudge bar in a dispute over correct change after his daughter bought the frozen confection. The ice cream vendor told Rock Hill, South Carolina, police the man accused her of not giving his daughter correct change after a purchase. That's when the fudge bar was allegedly employed as a weapon. Police officers who responded to the call Wednesday reported they saw a red mark on the driver's arm. The driver gave officers a description of the...
  • Häagen-Dazs Japan to Release Vegetable Ice Cream

    04/23/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | April 22, 2014 | Kate Stanton
    The first line of vegetable flavors will include Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange.Would you eat veggie ice cream? Häagen-Dazs Japan is about to debut two vegetable-based ice cream flavors for a new line called "Spoon Vege," set to hit shelves May 12. To make it palatable, the company added fruity flavors to its vegetables, so the "Spoon Vege" line will be available in Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange. According to a press release, Tomato Cherry will combine the "sweetness and flavor of tomatoes" with the "acidity and fruity aroma of cherry." Carrot Orange will incorporate carrot flavors with the refreshing...
  • The Scoop on Ice Cream Cleanse

    03/30/2014 5:21:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Discovery ^ | MAR 24, 2014 | Sheila M.Eldred
    Coconut cream for breakfast, orange creamsicle for lunch, dark chocolate sea salt for dinner and bee pollen-cinnamon honey for dessert? While the creators tout the benefits from raw honey and raw saturated fat from coconuts -- everything from detoxifying your organs to absorbing nutrients more efficiently -- nutritionists have pointed out that the Kippy’s ice cream cleanse works out to 820 percent of your recommended daily allowance for saturated fat. “There’s inconclusive evidence about the health benefits of the fat from coconut,” nutritionist Keri Gans told Time. “However, it is rich in saturated fat, and saturated fat is linked to...
  • 'Pear and Parmesan' Is Ice Cream of the Year

    03/12/2014 4:32:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Mar 2014
    Pear and parmesan has been named ice cream flavour of 2014, just in time for spring. Stallholders have raised eyebrows about this year's more left-field choice. Last year, Italian ice cream producers Uniteis named lemon and basil as the flavour of the year for Germany. But on Tuesday, they passed the title onto pear and parmesan. Judges said they felt the flavour was a mix of an old favourite with a new trend – veering away from the herb and fruit pairing towards a salty option. Ideally, said Uniteis, only the highest quality cheese flakes should be used. But Berlin's...
  • Boy (10-12 Years Old) Robs Ice Cream Truck at Gunpoint in San Diego

    02/22/2014 2:54:14 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | February 20, 2014 | Kristy Wolski
    <p>SAN DIEGO – An ice cream truck driver was robbed by a boy with a handgun in the Skyline area Thursday evening, police said.</p> <p>The robbery happened near the intersection of Black Oak Road and Meadowbrook Drive, according to San Diego Police Officer James Johnson.</p>
  • Hagerstown ice cream plant revival attracts hundreds of desperate job seekers(Maryland)

    01/07/2014 2:08:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-7-14 | Michael S. Rosenwald
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — When the Good Humor ice cream plant closed here two summers ago, more than 400 jobs and a stable, punch-the-clock way of life melted away, another in a string of plant closings that have battered this once-proud manufacturing town. The country lost 6 million factory jobs between 2000 and 2009, and in Maryland, the job losses have been catastrophic. There were about 172,000 manufacturing jobs in the state in 2000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; today there are about 104,000, a nearly 40 percent drop. In the Hagerstown area, which once produced airplanes, pipe organs...
  • Netanyahu’s $140,000 In-Flight Bed Becomes Political Nightmare

    05/13/2013 1:47:52 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2013 | Alexander Marquardt
    JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a backlash after reports surfaced that his office was charged an extra $139,000 for a bed on a recent five-hour flight to London. The uproar comes as Israel faces a new austerity budget, tax hikes and just two months after the Netanyahu residence’s $2,700 annual ice cream bill came to light.
  • The Ultimate Indulgence - Beer Ice Cream

    10/26/2013 9:38:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Express ^ | Wed, October 23, 2013
    IT could be seen as the ultimate comfort food - alcoholic ice cream."We start with the beer as it is all about finding the best, most flavourful craft brews - and then build a flavour around them." Because of its alcoholic content, you have to be of legal age to purchase a tub of the ice cream. Mr Fleischer added: "The amount of alcohol varies by flavour - it depends on the content in the beer, as well as how much beer is added to the mix. "Our current flavours range between 1 per cent and 3.2 per cent but...
  • The ultimate bar snack: Partygoer creates range of beer-flavored ice creams…they can get you drunk

    10/23/2013 11:33:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:20 EST, 23 October 2013 | Steve Nolan
    It’s perhaps the ultimate bar snack—but it could leave you just as hung over as the liquid refreshments on offer at your local pub. A U.S firm has introduced a range of unique beer ice creams, and unlike your usual tub of raspberry ripple, cookie dough or vanilla, they are alcoholic. The ice cream, called Frozen Pints, comes in seven different flavors with the strongest having an alcohol level of 3.2 percent—the same as a low-point beer. … Flavors on offer at a variety of bars and stores in and around Atlanta, Georgia, include Peach Lambic, Honey IPA, Pumpkin Ale,...
  • Mom allegedly fatally stabbed teen over ice cream

    09/16/2013 10:52:06 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    September 9, 2013 (SAUK VILLAGE, Ill.) (WLS) -- The mother of a slain Sauk Village teen has been charged in connection with his death. Robin Erwin, 31, was charged with first degree murder for allegdly stabbing her son, 17-year-old Diontae Erwin, to death Saturday, police said in a statement. Diontae was stabbed at his home in the 1700 block of East 223rd Street in Sauk Village, according to the Lake County, Ind., Coroner's office.
  • Vanity Post (Now with 2 extra scoops!)

    08/31/2013 3:58:13 PM PDT · by Rodamala · 24 replies
    Bi Lo grocery store | August 31, 2013 | self
    Food packaging and pricing... we all know the game... breakfast cereals, orange juice, candy bars, coffee, ice cream... they kept the price the same and shrank the packaging and reduced the amount you purchased...
  • First, Democrats Came For The Guns, But They're Also Coming For This...

    02/22/2013 1:37:04 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-22-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I actually did this one months ago, but I didn't post it because I wasn't sure it was worth posting, but on a whim I posted on Facebook and it got tremendous response...so here ya go...
  • CA Mayor Charged for Drunken Fit Over Milkshake, Report Says (Mayor Says ...'Shake Cost Too Much')

    02/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Calif. mayor charged for drunken fit over milkshake, report says (CBS) ATWATER, Calif. - Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake, CBS Sacramento reports. According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight. "He was just throwing the f-bombs and pretty much everything else," Liliana Gracian, an employee of Fosters Freeze, a fast-food chain, told the station. Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra...
  • Unhappy With 15-Minute Wait, Man Orders 42 Ice Cream Cones

    12/01/2012 11:03:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | November 30, 2012
    Only one of seven cashier counters was open, resulting in a long queue. When the cashier didn't give him a valid answer, he ordered the ice cream and placed them on the counter. It took 42 soft serve cones to 'cool down' a fuming customer. On Nov 12, a man visited a KFC outlet in Guiyang, Guizhou, China during the busy lunch period. Although there were many customers, only one out of the seven available cashier counters was open, reported Chinese media. The man reached the counter after queuing for 15 minutes. He told the employee about the long wait...
  • The Last Scoops of a Vegan Ice Cream Shop

    11/24/2012 11:25:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2012 | Maggie Astor
    On the night before Thanksgiving, people filled a small ice cream shop in the East Village. Some had come to the shop, Stogo, because they had read the news on Twitter. Others heard it from the cashier, and their reactions were uniform: “No!” Stogo, which makes organic, vegan, gluten-free ice cream, will close on Sunday, a few days shy of its fourth anniversary. It has struggled to pay rent for some time, but Hurricane Sandy made recovery impossible, said Junie Ishimori, one of the owners who helped start the business in December 2008. “This is way more important than Twinkies,”...
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  • Caption Obama

    07/11/2012 11:06:40 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 39 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama eats a cone of mint chocolate chip ice cream that he purchased during a stop at Deb's Ice Cream and Deli in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 10, 2012. U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured as he delivers a statement calling for a one-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, July 9, 2012
  • Obama, on ice cream run, orders hot fudge sundae and offers to treat shop patrons (Carney's bananas)

    06/26/2012 2:18:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/12 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Obama, on ice cream run, orders hot fudge sundae and offers to treat shop patronsBy Alicia M. Cohn - 06/25/12 04:36 PM ET President Obama made an ice cream run to a local shop in New Hampshire on Monday between campaign stops, recording a birthday greeting and offering to treat patrons to sweet treats. The president ordered a hot fudge sundae for himself and a banana split for White House press secretary Jay Carney, according to press pool reports. He also teased that Carney has a serious sweet tooth. "You guys are going to witness him eating the whole thing,”...
  • Ben and Jerry’s co-founder wants to rubber-stamp dollar bills with Occupy messages

    06/04/2012 4:35:51 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and one of the deep pockets behind the Occupy movement, says he is helping launch a campaign this summer to highlight the influence of corporate money in American politics. Cohen and the Move to Amend advocacy group will distribute rubber stamps with anti-corporate election spending messages so that the politically minded can mark their dollar bills. The end goal: To secure a constitutional amendment saying corporations do not enjoy the same protected rights as individuals and that money is not a form of speech. Cohen plans to put a giant stamping...