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  • Gatorade Banned and Fined $300k for Bad-Mouthing Water

    09/21/2017 8:36:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2017 | Ruth Brown
    Gatorade has been banned from insulting its main competitor — water — and fined $300,000 after it slandered nature’s sports drink in a video game, California’s Attorney General announced Thursday. AG Xavier Becerra sued the neon-colored beverage company over its cellphone game “Bolt!” in which players guide track star Usain Bolt around to collect coins and bottles of Gatorade but must avoid water — which slows the Olympian down.
  • San Francisco’s soda law blocked by appeals court

    09/20/2017 7:52:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Bob Egelko
    San Francisco’s groundbreaking effort to curb soda consumption by requiring health warnings in display ads hit a judicial wall Tuesday when a federal appeals court barred enforcement, saying the messages were one-sided and would violate advertisers’ freedom of speech. The city ordinance, the first of its kind in the nation, was passed unanimously by the Board of Supervisors in 2015 and was scheduled to take effect in July 2016 but has been put on hold by the courts during a legal challenge by the beverage industry. It would require display ads for sugar-sweetened drinks to devote 20 percent of their...
  • Providence elementary school students eat free this year

    08/31/2017 1:33:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    RI Future ^ | August 31, 2017 | By Bob Plain
    School meals will be free for every elementary school student in the Providence Public School District this year, according to a press release from PPSD. “Providence Public Schools are committed to creating educational environments that support health and wellness,” said School Board member Robert Gondola, the chairman of the board’s Health and Wellness Committee. “The decision to make all elementary school meals free to students removes the financial stress some families may feel and ensures that students have both breakfast and lunch readily available to them.” The meals will be paid for by the federal government through the Community Eligibility...
  • Millions in federal funds to encourage low-income Californians to shop at farmers markets

    08/09/2017 6:46:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 8, 2017 | By Hannah Knowles
    A $3.9 million federal grant awarded to the California Department of Food and Agriculture will help the state expand a program that encourages low-income people to shop at farmers markets, state officials announced this week. In July, the department launched the California Nutrition Incentive Program, or CNIP, which rewards recipients of CalFresh food stamps who buy fruits and vegetables grown in the state by doubling the value of their vouchers when they purchase at 339 farmers markets throughout the state. The program’s latest infusion of funds, a three-year Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, builds...
  • California colleges full of hungry students

    08/07/2017 12:50:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 7, 2017 | by Emily DeRuy
    A new Urban Institute study on food insecurity aims to measure just how many college students go hungry. And while the figures released by the Urban Institute may be alarming, critics say they are too low, especially when it comes to hunger on campuses throughout California. Right now, the process of applying for and receiving food can be confusing, students say, and many who got free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch as K-12 students suddenly find themselves struggling to navigate the system in college. In the last couple of years, the state has made it easier for students to apply...
  • Mom to state: My daughter's weight is none of your business (GA)

    08/01/2017 3:24:51 PM PDT · by bgill · 88 replies
    kvue ^ | July 31, 2017 | Catherine Park
    The school said it required students to be between the 5 and 85 percentiles as far as BMI, which is marked in the nutrition category, and her daughter was in the 94 percentile. After Dickens' husband received the letter in the mail, he immediately called his wife and asked, "So, is the school calling our kid fat?" The letter required Dickens to bring her daughter to her pediatrician for further evaluation for her nutrition and must provide proof to the school that she did so. "I understand hearing and vision because that affects their ability to be educated the proper...
  • First days of recreational marijuana sales generate about $500,000 in taxes

    07/07/2017 7:28:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 115 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 7/6/2017 | Chris Kudialis
    The first four days of legal recreational marijuana sales generated $3 million in sales revenue and about $500,000 in tax revenue, putting Nevada on pace to achieve an estimated $30 million in sales revenue over the next six months of recreational sales, according to the Nevada Dispensary Association. The sales figure was generated from Saturday’s first day of recreational marijuana sales to Tuesday. The tax rate for recreational pot is 33 to 38 percent, depending on local regulations, with all state and local taxes included. “We had a higher demand than everybody initially thought,” dispensary association director Riana Durrett said....
  • A Child Legally Kidnapped in Broward County, Florida, as Systematic as it is Tragic

    07/05/2017 3:03:46 PM PDT · by PoliticalEthics · 10 replies
    Reactionary Times ^ | 7/5/2017 | David Weissman
    Genny Werner is a caring and kind mother who works very hard to meet her needs. She has held steady, high pressure jobs and is a kind person who no one has ever made an allegation against. A few years ago, she got married and later had an extended vacation in Florida with her husband. That’s where her nightmare began. -- Yomin Postelnik is a rabbi and activist who used to live in South Florida and connected Genny with Shulevitz. A former foster parent, he’s the only one to have actually filed a report against JAFCO with the state, detailing...
  • ‘Amsterdam on steroids’: Las Vegas dispensaries brace for Saturday start of recreational sales

    06/29/2017 8:21:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 190 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 6/29/2017 | Chris Kudialis
    Fueled by one of the world’s largest tourism industries, Nevada is preparing to do the same on July 1. A May report published by Gov. Brian Sandoval’s task force on marijuana estimates that up to 63 percent of recreational buyers will be tourists. “Everything we know shows that millennials are very pro-marijuana, and that’s the new marketing push,” said Nevada state Sen. Tick Segerblom, a longtime marijuana advocate. “This is a game-changer for Las Vegas and tourism here as far as I’m concerned.” “Amsterdam on steroids,” he added.
  • Free lunches for Chicago kids in need offered at 96 locations this summer

    06/28/2017 9:03:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | June 26, 2017
    CHICAGO — The end of the school year doesn’t have to mean the end of school lunches for Chicago’s children in need. Starting Monday, the Chicago Public Schools LunchStop summer meal program will provide free lunch to children ages 1-18 at 96 outdoor community sites throughout Chicago. Children do not have to be CPS students to receive a free lunch. These summer meals are funded through the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. Last year, LunchStop served approximately 95,000 meals at 50 locations throughout the...
  • Seattle landlords must give voter-registration info to new renters, City Council decides

    06/21/2017 8:57:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Daniel Beekman
    The new ordinance comes as Seattle has become the fastest-growing big city in the nation and studies show that people on the move vote at lower rates. Landlords will be required to provide new tenants with voter-registration information under a new ordinance approved by the Seattle City Council. The council voted 6-0 on Monday to approve Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s proposal. Three council members, Mike O’Brien, M. Lorena González and Tim Burgess, were absent. Property owners already are required to give tenants an information packet on housing laws, prepared by the city’s Department of Construction and Inspections. Landlords have the option...
  • Madrid Bans 'Manspreading' On Mass Transit

    06/09/2017 7:27:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 9, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The city of Madrid has joined the likes of other Progressive cities like New York City and banned “manspreading” on mass transit. According to Spanish news source the Local, the Municipal Transportation Company (EMT) will be posting signs on the bus system discouraging men from spreading their legs when sitting. A tweet by the Madrid City Council shows the signs will include a big red “x” next to a photo of a man with his legs spread and the phrase, “Respect the space of others” next to it: In a statement provided to the Local, the EMT said, “The new...
  • President Trump: “In America, We Don’t Worship Government. We Worship God”

    06/09/2017 7:34:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | June 9, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    President Donald Trump struck a positive cord with Christian voters attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference yesterday. Trump told the pro-life voters in attendance there that government bureaucrats should not dictate the values of the citizens of the United States. Instead, Trump said Americans — via their families in churches — know best how to create a strong community and that they are successful because they worship God not government. “Bureaucrats think they can run over your lives, overrule your values and tell you how to live, but we know that families and churches – not government officials know...
  • Seattle approves tax on soda, energy drinks, other sugary beverages

    06/06/2017 1:00:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 6, 2017
    The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a new tax on soda and other sugary beverages as way to raise millions for healthy food and education programs. The ordinance calls for a tax of 1.75 cents per ounce to be paid by distributors of beverages such as Pepsi and Coke, sports drinks, energy drinks and other sweetened drinks. The tax excludes diet drinks. Supporters such as public health advocates and community groups cheered after the measure passed on a 7-1 vote. Mayor Ed Murray proposed the idea in February to raise millions for programs that promote access to healthy food...
  • California Democrat Drops Nuclear BOMB On New Universal Health Care Bill

    06/02/2017 11:50:20 PM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02 June 2017 6:17pm | Jack Crowe
    California’s new universal health care passed the Senate in a Thursday vote, and drew criticism from the unlikeliest of places: Democrats. One in particular dropped this bomb, “We are not debating single payer today because we are not debating a funding source.” Democratic Sen. Ben Hueso told the Sacramento Bee. “We are not debating delivery of service. We are not debating where the health savings will come from. None of that is in the bill. This is the Senate kicking the can down the road to the Assembly and asking the Assembly to fill in all the rest of the blanks.” Hueso’s...
  • It’s Time to Shame Bad Parents

    05/07/2017 4:41:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    I learned a new term this week: lunch shaming. What is lunch shaming? It’s when parents don’t pay their children’s lunch bills at school so the schools make them eat food I lived a large portion of my life surviving off of. We really are out of problems if this is an issue worthy concern for society.The New York Times had a big story on how children were made to eat cheese sandwiches because their parents had paid off their school lunch debt. Now, it’s been a while since I was in school, but I do remember school lunches costing a couple...
  • GOP lawmakers mark success by flipping rules from Obama era

    05/14/2017 8:52:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2017 4:26 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama’s last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment. Over a few months, lawmakers used an obscure legislative rule to ram through changes that will have far-reaching implications for the coal industry, broadband customers, hunters and women seeking health care at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The deadline for scuttling the rules that Democrat Obama imposed during his final months in office was last Thursday. The 1996 Congressional Review Act...
  • Michelle Obama Assails School Lunch Deregulation [fake satire]

    05/13/2017 10:44:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Former First Lady Michelle Obama, the instigator of rules that led to massive trashing of school lunches across America, expressed her dismay at the Trump Administration's decision to allow local school authorities to select their own menus. "What is wrong with these people?" she wanted to know. "The menus crafted under my guidance were carefully balanced for the right combinations of nutritious food." Trump Administration Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue defended the move, saying that "requiring schools to set out food that students won't eat accomplishes nothing. Rather than force everyone to conform to a standard that leads to waste...
  • Republican senators: Don't let great be the enemy of good

    05/08/2017 9:08:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Take yes for an answer The Democrats and the liberal media are still pushing their dishonest rhetoric about what’s not in the Republicans’ American Health Care Act, and the damage it’s supposedly going to do to people. All lies! As I wrote on Sunday, pre-existing conditions are taken care of through a high-risk pool funded to the tune of $130 billion over 10 years. But the liberal media and Democrats keep pushing the lie that they are not covered. Scare tactics 101!
  • Don't be fooled on pre-existing conditions here are the facts and how it will affect you

    05/07/2017 1:33:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 90 replies
    People In Charge of Change ^ | 5/6/2017 | Jason Wisneiwski
    Don’t be fooled by Dems on “Pre Existing Conditions”. Here are the facts and how the new GOP health law will affect you Posted by Jason Wisniewski May 6, 2017 Action, Protecting America - Protecting our Freedom, Something YOU can do Let me begin this post by saying I am a licensed Independent health insurance broker with 10 years of experience mostly in the Medicare, Group & Individual insurance markets.  I represent my CLIENTS and myself, not one particular company or lobbying organization.  My goal is to have happy customers and to be able to make a living with products...