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  • McDonald's testing fries drizzled in chocolate

    01/19/2016 7:32:08 PM PST · by windcliff · 67 replies
    fox5ny ^ | 1-19-16 | unknown
    McDonalds is testing a spin on it's classic French fries, drizzling them with chocolate and calling them McChoco Potato. You can have your fries with two types of chocolate sauces: chocolate with cacao flavor and white milk chocolate. McDonald's hopes this combination will give customers a salty and sweet harmonious taste, so the customer can eat them as a side to a burger, or as a dessert.
  • Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims

    01/14/2015 5:54:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 14, 2015
    Oxford University Press Bans Use Of Pig, Sausage Or Pork-Related Words To Avoid Offending Muslims 14 Jan 2015 The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims. The existence of the publisher's guidelines emerged after a radio discussion on free speech in the wake of the Paris attacks. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "I've got a letter here that was sent out by OUP to an author doing something for young people. "Among the things...
  • The Last Southern Democrat (Mary Landrieu's imminent political demise)

    12/05/2014 7:18:24 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies ^ | December 4, 2014 | Molly Ball
    HAMMOND, La.—Mary Landrieu is dead, and everyone knows it but Mary Landrieu. The senior senator from Louisiana, a diminutive blond woman with a round, youthful face, is standing under a green canopy in the middle of an airfield. The canopy reads, "City of Hammond, Too Lovely to Litter." There is frustration in her voice as she repeats, yet again, the message nobody seems to be hearing. "The national race is over," she says. "This race is clearly now about what's in Louisiana's best interest." Landrieu's death was foretold on November 4, when any remaining hope Democrats might have had that...
  • Wild Hogs Roam Streets, Scare People Near Atlanta

    09/24/2013 1:38:54 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 75 replies
    Police have enlisted the help of a trapper to round up a group of feral hogs scaring residents of a subdivision in suburban Atlanta. Some parents fear sending their children to a school bus stop in the Lithonia area, where up to four of the hogs are roaming the streets and eating trash in front yards. Authorities hope the hogs can be trapped in cages by Wednesday morning, DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said. “They’re causing quite a stir to say the least,” Parish said shortly before noon Tuesday, as she headed out to the neighborhood, about 17 miles...
  • Vintage Photo, Early 1900's - U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Pig Cafeteria"

    06/24/2013 7:35:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Early 20th Century | Retronaut
    “The Pig Cafeteria” was an exhibit produced by the Department of Agriculture to educate farmers about new methods of farming and raising livestock — specifically, what to feed pigs so that they would be healthy and profitable.
  • G.O.P. Rival Adopts Cuts in Defense as His Issue

    09/22/2012 1:45:15 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 22nd, 2012 | Jonathan Weisman
    STAFFORD, Va. — Just outside the gates of the storied Quantico Marine Base, George Allen, the Republican nominee for a Senate seat from Virginia, sat down in the offices of a moving van company with more than a dozen defense contractors from his state last Monday to listen to them fret over government spending cuts. Scott Hirons’s small software firm will probably have to shrink to five employees from 15 by the end of October if nothing is done to head off automatic, across-the-board defense cuts, he said. The cuts will not begin until January, if ever, but the threat...
  • (Tennessee) Kingsport Police Officer Suspended After Assault Charges

    04/08/2011 3:40:22 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 6 replies
    WCYB ^ | 04/05/2011 | WCYB
    GRAY, Tenn. -- A Kingsport police officer is suspended with pay after he was charged over the weekend. Chief Gale Osborne said he suspended David Johnson today and will make a final decision after the investigation is over. Johnson is charged with domestic assault.
  • Number of $100,000 retirees skyrocket in teacher pension system( up 30% per yr )

    02/13/2011 10:00:14 AM PST · by Leisler · 33 replies
    Orange County Register. ^ | 11th, 2011 | BRIAN JOSEPH
    May 2009. Back then there were 3,010 retirees earning $100,000 or more annually from CalSTRS. Earlier this month, the foundation obtained updated data from CalSTRS and the number has grown to 5,308 (5,309 if you count one woman earning $99,998.88). That’s a 76 percent increase. In less than two years. And that’s not all. The foundation, run by President Marcia Fritz, also requested a list of CalSTRS retirees earning $75,000 or more annually. Guess how many CalSTRS pensioners are earning between $75,000 and $99,999.99. 19,503. Combined you’re looking at 24,811 retired California teachers earning more than $75,000.
  • Middlebury market owner meats ransom, hopes for a squeal on purloined pig

    01/07/2011 6:11:50 AM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 3 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 1/7/2011 12:10:00 AM | Marlys Weaver
    MIDDLEBURY (IN) -- Days after its disappearance, the decorative pig outside Old Hoosier Meats has not yet returned. Owner Randy Grewe had placed the pig, made of pink wire and covered in red and white lights, outside the smokehouse and butcher shop before Thanksgiving. When he returned to work Monday after the New Year's weekend, it was gone. As Grewe walked to his front door, he found a laminated note on his doorstep, letters from magazines and newspapers pieced together to form the message: "Here is your ransom demand. The pig is safe and you will receive a list...
  • Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate

    11/17/2010 12:15:12 PM PST · by TonyInOhio · 219 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/10 | Unattributed
    Breaking: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski wins re-election to Senate as write-in candidate
  • Build Islamic center on Ground Zero, says Moore

    09/11/2010 7:10:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 11, 2010
    (CNN) – Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore is weighing in on the proposed Islamic Community Center in New York City, stirring the the pot by saying he doesn't want it to be built near Ground Zero but rather on Ground Zero. "I want it built on Ground Zero. Why? Because I believe in an America that protects those who are the victims of hate and prejudice," Moore writes in an open letter on his website. "I believe in an America that says you have the right to worship whatever God you have, wherever you want to worship. "And I believe in...
  • Police say woman bit off part of Lincoln man's ear

    04/28/2010 2:46:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies · 495+ views
    Lincoln NE Journal-Star ^ | 04/28/2010 | AP
    <p>Police say a 24-year-old Lincoln man is missing a chunk of his right ear that was bitten off by a woman who didn't like being called "fat."</p> <p>Police spokeswoman Katie Flood says officers were called to a Lincoln hospital around 3:25 a.m. Wednesday to talk to the injured man.</p>
  • Goldman retreats from life settlements (death wish on others didn't pan out?)

    12/19/2009 4:16:11 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 507+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/18/09 | Matthew Goldstein
    Goldman retreats from life settlements Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:27pm EST *Goldman decision follows Congressional hearing *Credit crunch crushes exotic securities By Matthew Goldstein NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs (GS.N) is quietly backing away from life settlements--- the business of buying life insurance policies from aging Americans in the hopes of collecting on the death benefit. The Wall Street investment bank is ending its involvement with a "mortality index" it launched in December 2007 with high expectations. A Goldman spokesman confirmed the decision. Goldman's QXX index tracks the life expectancy of a group of people aged 65...
  • Autistic Boy Devastated After Pet Pig Banned by City

    09/14/2009 2:17:18 AM PDT · by Impy · 19 replies · 1,034+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 10, 2009 | SARAH NETTER
    Loopey might be an unorthodox best friend, but she's a good one. Share Fayetteville, N.C., city council turns down family's plea to keep their pet pig. She was sweet and playful and didn't seem to notice her buddy's quirks like others did. Now, more than a year after Loopey -- a black pet pot-bellied pig -- made fast friends with 8-year-old Anthony Pia, the autistic boy's parents are battling their city's ban on hogs. It's been three months since Lisa Pia and Bobby Tibbetts, fearing fines from the city, removed Loopey the pig from their Fayetteville, N.C., home and took...
  • OBAMA LIVE ON TV: Oh my. We're in a Recession. We're all gonna die!!

    02/06/2009 9:07:50 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 274 replies · 10,348+ views
    Obama: We're in the worst recession since the Great Depression! We've got to take this serious. We must be bold. I know, let's bbq up some pork. Let's have a pork bbq big enough to feed the entire nation. But why stop there? Let's really be bold and bbq up enough pork to feed the entire world! I'm such a smart economist. All the rest of you only think you're economists. Now go vote yes on my pork bbq.
  • Obama Porkulus Bill (LIVE Thread) US House C-SPAN

    01/28/2009 8:19:12 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 159 replies · 6,780+ views
    01/ 28/09 | US House members
  • Suspected Wild Boar Was Really A Pot-Bellied Pig (MN)

    08/20/2008 9:38:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 16 replies · 259+ views ^ | 8/20/08 | AP
    State wildlife officials are now saying the European wild boar that was spotted near Detroit Lakes was actually a pot-bellied pig that likely escaped. Department of Natural Resources wildlife manager Tom Kucera says a landowner shot the pig Tuesday morning after it had harassed her horses. Kucera says the pig weighed about 80 pounds and likely had been someone's pet.

    01/24/2008 12:13:38 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 65 replies · 19,175+ views
    A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been rejected by a government quango in case it offends Muslims. The digital remake of the children's classic was criticised by Becta, the education technology agency, because "the use of pigs raises cultural issues".
  • Debra Lafave arrested today

    12/04/2007 12:41:39 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 105 replies · 731+ views ^ | 12/04/07 | tampabays10
    <p>Tampa, Florida - According to records with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Debra Lafave was arrested today for violating her probation. The violation listed says she talked to a coworker who was 17 years old on various occasions.</p>
  • Self-defense is, inexplicably, no defense

    10/29/2007 9:38:52 PM PDT · by garyhope · 57 replies · 216+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct. 28,2007 | John Kass
    On Sunday, Bob Mette and his son, Mike, 30, will go to the game at Soldier Field to watch the Bears play the Lions. On Monday, Bob will drive Mike to Iowa, to prison. Mike Mette, until recently a Chicago police officer, is scheduled to begin serving a 5-year prison sentence. His crime? According to the judge's ruling, Mike threw one punch at an angry drunk who chased Mike down the street and attacked him verbally, physically, repeatedly. The drunk is fine now, golfing, having attended college in Dubuque. The last time I checked he was adding to his resume...