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  • Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    07/04/2016 4:44:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 84 replies
    Tea Party/Daily Caller ^ | 7/3/2016 | Daily Caller Staff
    Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” (Daily Caller) – Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’” “We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others...
  • Scientists crack mystery of shrimp packing such a punch it can split your thumb

    06/01/2016 7:20:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    washington post ^ | 1 June 2016 | Ben Guarino
    Fishermen call the animals “thumb-splitters” — at least one man has had a finger amputated after a mantis shrimp strike — and a blow from the crustacean’s truncheon can crack a pane of stock aquarium glass... The mantis shrimp, only distantly related to the species you would find covered in tempura batter, come in two types, which marine biologists divide into “spearers” or “smashers.” The spearers impale prey with a javelin strike of a pointed claw, whereas the smashers use their fist-like appendages to pop the shells of their food. Smashers, and their shrimply hammers — technically known as dactyl...
  • 'Shrimp Boy' Chow trial keeps lid on SF 'pay to play' politics (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/25/2015 5:37:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/23/15 | Matier and Ross
    Chinatown crime boss Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow - the man at the heart of a federal corruption case that brought down former state Sen. Leland Yee and engulfed City Hall with allegations of 'pay to play' politics, took the center stage in U.S. District Court this week to deny the murder and racketeering charges against him. But anyone expecting his testimony to blow the roof of City Hall or cause Mayor Ed Lee further embarrassment would be sadly disappointed. The trial has largely boiled down to unpacking the nearly decade-old murder of businessman Allen Leung, and whether Chow - who...
  • Six of 'Shrimp Boy' Chow's co-defendants plead guilty (shoulder fired missiles)

    09/11/2015 9:00:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/15 | Matt Hamilton
    Six defendants in the sweeping criminal prosecution of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, part of a public corruption and organized crime investigation that ensnared a once-prominent Democratic politician, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, prosecutors said.. In a San Francisco courtroom before U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, the defendants entered their pleas to some of the charges filed against them in an indictment that alleged gun-running, a rampant pay-for-play political culture, money laundering, drug trafficking and more. None of the six admitted to racketeering, a count for which former state Sen. Leland Yee, one of the many caught in the wide-ranging federal inquiry,...
  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • Maryland Style Shrimp

    03/21/2015 2:37:13 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 85 replies
    FReeRepublic ^ | 03/31/2015 | Moi
    It's time for you FReepers to get the real deal. Here is a recipe that will always be a winner.
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment (shoulder-fired missiles)

    02/14/2015 10:11:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/12/15
    **SNIP** The charges against most defendants, including Chow, remain the same as in a previous indictment, but the new document added two money laundering conspiracy counts against Yee and Jackson. All of the defendants are being re-arraigned on the revised 230-count indictment, known as the second superseding indictment, last week and this week. Chow, 54, of San Francisco, is accused of conspiring to racketeer, or to operate a continuing criminal enterprise that allegedly included selling drugs and stolen property and money laundering. He is also charged with conspiring to receive and transport stolen liquor, conspiring to traffic in stolen and...
  • Another threat from climate change: bad-tasting shrimp

    12/22/2014 3:20:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2014 | by Michael Hiltzik
    Some of the consequences of climate change are obvious -- shrinking polar ice caps, rising sea levels, more damaging floods -- and some are subtle. Among the latter, we can now add bad-tasting seafood. So concludes a team of researchers led by Sam Dupe of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, recently published in the Journal of Shellfish Research. They tested shrimp raised for three weeks in seawater of average pH versus shrimp raised in acidic waters, similar to conditions that may prevail as the continued emission of excess carbon dioxide turns the oceans more acidic. Seafood is an important source...
  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow denied bail by SF judge (Leland Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    06/11/2014 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6/11/14 | Bob Egelko
    (06-11) 14:24 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Friends, neighbors and a former fellow inmate of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow took turns testifying Wednesday that the onetime Chinatown gang leader had turned his life around and should be released on bail while fighting money-laundering charges. Describing the witnesses as sincere but not fully informed, U.S. Magistrate Nathanael Cousins refused to release Chow from jail, where he has been kept since his arrest in April. While Chow has engaged in "community activities of a positive nature" since his release from federal prison in 2003 after serving time for racketeering, federal prosecutors presented evidence...
  • Complications in SF 'Shrimp Boy' Prosecution (RAT Yee's shoulder fired missiles)

    05/11/2014 3:55:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 5/09/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Accused Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow has refused to sign on to a protective order that will allow defense attorneys to receive evidence from federal prosecutors, including audio recordings and video surveillance, from a five-year undercover investigation that led to his arrest, and the arrest of 26 others in March. Attorneys for the federal government on Thursday filed a motion to compel Chow to cooperate, noting that nearly all the other defendants have signed on, and only one other defendant has not signed because of a likely substitution of counsel in the near future. According...
  • Soaring Food Inflation Full Frontal: Beef, Pork And Shrimp Prices Soar To Record Highs

    04/17/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the lack of inflation looks like for beef prices...
  • Shrimp Is Big. Now It's Sick. And Really Expensive [Link Only]

    04/16/2014 9:46:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] | April 15, 2014 | Leslie Patton
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  • Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Appears to be Posting to Facebook

    03/28/2014 4:32:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Mar 28, 2014
    NBC Bay Area has not been able to confirm whether the Facebook page – which has posts and pictures of Chow with a number of public figures -- definitely belongs to him. Another explanation for the latest posts could be that Chow is asking someone else to post the messages on his behalf. "Shrimp Boy" Arrest Casts Harsh Spotlight on Chinatown's Gangs A post from around 8 a.m. Friday morning urging everyone to stay positive had received 62 “likes” and seven replies as of 1 p.m. “If you want to post something on my FB page please keep it positive....
  • Fishery Closure Puts New England's Shrimp Season On Ice

    12/07/2013 2:07:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    NPR ^ | 07 Dec 2013 | Tom Porter
    This week, regulators shut down the New England fishery for Gulf of Maine shrimp for the first time in 35 years. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission judged the stocks of the popular shrimp, also known as northern shrimp, to be dangerously low. "Shrimp is just one of those treasures in the winter of Maine," says Taylor, who co-owns the upscale Hugo's Restaurant in downtown Portland with Wiley. The restaurant sits just yards from the city's working waterfront and the two pride themselves on serving fresh, local seafood. Maine shrimp normally hit the menu in January or February. They may...
  • Mantis shrimp have the world’s best eyes – but why?

    09/08/2013 8:04:59 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 9/4/13 | Amanda Franklin
    As humans, we experience an amazing world of colour, but what can other animals see? Some see much more than us, but how they use this vision is largely unknown. We see what we see because our eyes have three photoreceptors, red, green and blue. Our vision is good compared to dogs which have only two photoreceptors (green and blue), but is nothing compared to many birds who have four photoreceptors: ultraviolet (UV) as well as red, green and blue. The addition of a UV photoreceptor is hard to imagine, but if we consider invertebrate vision it gets even more...
  • Burp: On Vineyard, Obama lunches on fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings, french fries

    08/13/2013 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/13/13 | Paul Bedard
    It´s only been three days, but President Obama has quickly settled into the vacation diet on Martha´s Vineyard. But don´t tell the first lady. During a rainy day on Tuesday, he traveled to Nancy´s in scenic Oak Bluffs for a fried lunch. According to the pool report: "POTUS´s food order at Nancy´s was fried shrimp, fried oysters, onion rings and french fries." Obviously not on the lunch trip was first lady Michelle Obama, the first family´s fitness buff. Obama showed up at Nancy´s in a blue fleece, a Chicago White Sox cap and Nike sneakers. According to the pool, he
  • Giant Cannibal Shrimp More Than A FOOT Long Invade Waters Off Gulf Coast

    04/27/2012 2:35:01 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 49 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 4/26/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A big increase in reports of Asian tiger shrimp along the U.S. Southeast coast and in the Gulf of Mexico has federal biologists worried the species is encroaching on native species' territory. The shrimp are known to eat their smaller cousins, and sightings of the massive crustaceans have gone up tenfold in the last year, biologists say. The black-and-white-striped shrimp can grow 13 inches long and weigh a quarter-pound, compared to eight inches and a bit over an ounce for domestic white, brown and pink shrimp.
  • Obamacare and Healthy Kids Initiative Requires Pork Be Served In Jewish and Muslim Schools

    02/09/2012 5:02:35 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 18 replies
    We're Faux'ed | Ed Sherdlu
    Today in Washington, First Lady Michelle Obama announced dictates of Obamacare and her Healthy Kids Initiative will require pork, bacon, ham and other non-kosher, non-halal foods be served the nations’ schools, including those operated by Jewish or Muslim organizations. “Everyone understands the benefits of chicken in a diet, but pork is often called “The Other White Meat” said the First Lady. “Lean pork is a great alternative to fatty beef” added Second Lady Jill Biden who joined Mrs. Obama for the announcement, held at the new Mother Seaton – Christ the Redeemer Birth Control Pill Distribution Center. The only hitch...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Black Tiger shrimp are surfacing in the Gulf ( Texas )

    01/02/2012 11:20:36 AM PST · by george76 · 70 replies
    The Galveston County Daily News ^ | December 19, 2011 | Mike Gunning
    The giant Black Tiger shrimp that Ron Pockrus caught off the Texas coast might be the biggest threat to the $700 million Gulf shrimp industry to come along in years, marine biologists said. Pockrus, the owner of a 13-vessel shrimp fleet operating out of Brownsville, caught the 12-inch, 13-ounce specimen last week. Pockrus said he’s been aware of the species for about three years but hadn’t seen one. Now, he has turned in two to marine and wildlife officials this season. “I have another boat coming in with one on it now,” Pockrus said. “That makes the third one we’ve...
  • Ron Paul Plows to Lead in Iowa; Young Voters Sowing the Seed

    12/19/2011 12:27:14 PM PST · by stillafreemind · 137 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Dec. 19th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    When it comes to foreign affairs, Ron Paul is the most mocked of the GOP field. The argument could be made that Paul only wants to follow the Constitution. He does not believe we should fight a war unless it is declared a war by Congress. As a former military man, Paul says he wants a strong defense, but wants to bring troops back home from around the world. Paul's philosophy on foreign affairs continues to be his biggest stumbling block with older voters and his GOP rivals. An article earlier this year in USA Today stated that Paul has...
  • Ron Paul Runs Edgy New Ad in Iowa and New Hampshire [Says $1T Budget Cut In Year One!]

    12/05/2011 9:36:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    YahooNews ^ | December 05, 2011 | Chris Moody
    Ron Paul Runs Edgy New Ad in Iowa and New Hampshire By Chris Moody DES MOINES, IOWA-- Ron Paul's presidential campaign released a comparitvely edgy new ad Monday that will air on local and cable networks across Iowa and New Hampshire. The spot touts Paul's call to cut a trillion dollars from federal budget in his first year in office. Played over a rock track, a man's voice in the 30-second spot asks, "What's up with these sorry politicians? Lots of bark, but when it's showtime, whimpering like little Shih Tzu's. You want big cuts? Ron Paul's been screaming it...
  • $500,000 spent on shrimp treadmill study

    05/28/2011 11:17:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 49 replies
    upi. ^ | May 28, 2011
    WASHINGTON, - A Republican senator's report on the National Science Foundation criticizes the group for projects including a $500,000 study involving a shrimp on a treadmill. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., authored a report criticizing the foundation's spending on projects that also include $1.5 million to build a laundry-folding robot and a $300,000 study on whether Facebook's FarmVille game promotes personal relationships, ABC News reported Friday. "What it says to me is, they have too much money if they're going to spend money on things like that," Coburn said of the Arlington, Va., based foundation. "We have 12 different agencies doing...
  • OK Sen. Coburn Report Shows Taxpayer Money Spent on Robots That Fold Laundry, Shrimp on Treadmills

    05/26/2011 9:26:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/26/11 | JONATHAN KARL and MATTHEW JAFFE
    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Report Shows Taxpayer Money Spent on Robots That Fold Laundry, Shrimp on TreadmillsBy JONATHAN KARL and MATTHEW JAFFE May 26, 2011 You've probably heard of shrimp on the barbie, but what about shrimp on a treadmill? The National Science Foundation has, and it spent $500,000 of taxpayer money researching it. It's not entirely clear what this research hoped to establish. But it's one of a number of projects cited in a scathing new report from Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma, exclusively obtained by ABC News. It's not just shrimp on a treadmill. The foundation...
  • Ron Paul announces presidential run, says Obama can't win youth vote

    04/26/2011 7:09:29 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 88 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/26/11 | Stephanie Condon
    ....Part of Paul's fervent support in 2008 was grounded in college-aged voters, a constituency that also largely favored Barack Obama. In this campaign, the 75-year-old Paul said today, Mr. Obama won't be able to hang on to the youth vote. "I think that Obama will not be able to hang on to that enthusiasm of the young people because of what's happened in the last couple years," Paul said in Des Moines, Iowa, after his exploratory committee was announced. The financial crisis, the bloated deficit and the ongoing wars make the libertarian views Paul is known for -- such as...
  • Study: Congress sought 39,294 earmarks for current fiscal year (even Ron Paul got in the act)

    12/07/2010 12:40:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/07/2010 | Many Raju
    Members of Congress requested almost 40,000 earmarks worth more than $100 billion directed to their home districts and states for the current fiscal year, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis to be released Tuesday. As Congress attempts to finalize appropriations legislation through next September, the new database shows that there remains a relentless bipartisan appetite for projects from coast to coast — whether it’s the $5 million Sen. Bill Nelson sought for an engineering project at the University of South Florida, the $1 million requested by Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.) to develop soybeans resistant to a problematic pest, the $160,000 that...
  • Sacramento eatery takes 'dancing shrimp' off menu

    09/04/2010 11:32:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    hosted. ^ | Sep 3
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Sacramento restaurant agreed to stop serving live shrimp after an animal-rights group said the practice was cruel to the shellfish. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the restaurant, Nishiki Sushi, suggested squeezing lemon juice on the shrimps' exposed flesh so they would writhe as they were eaten. The dish is commonly referred to as "dancing shrimp" and is considered a delicacy in Japan. PETA contacted the restaurant after receiving dozens of complaints about the practice.
  • Killer Shrimp assault British shrimp, threaten Ecosystem

    09/14/2010 2:28:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2010 | Casey Bayer
    Killer shrimp are invading UK waters and raising concern among scientists. Killer shrimp may threaten the balance of life in fresh-water ecosystems.On Sept. 9, Britain's Environment Agency issued an alert that "killer shrimp" were spotted in a fresh-water reservoir in Cambridgeshire, England. Before you have a 28 Days Later moment, take a deep breath. These tiny crustaceans, the Dikerogammarus villosus shrimp, which can grow up to 3 centimeters (about 1 inch) in length, pose no direct danger to humans. But the killer shrimp is bigger than local species – and more aggressive. The "killer shrimp" eats other shrimp and small...
  • You Swallow These Invisible Shrimp With Every Gulp of NYC Tap Water [Violates Kosher Laws?]

    08/31/2010 4:29:58 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 38 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 31 August 2010 | Gizmodo
    New York's water is delicious—and filled with tiny crustaceans called "copepods". (Making it possibly not kosher.) H&E stain the water and put it under a microscope and you'll find these little guys. Crunchy closeup after the jump.Delicious!(And completely harmless. Copepods are even known to eat mosquito larvae, so don't think of them as invisible shrimp that are caught in your teeth—think of them as invisible shrimp who make NYC tap water taste fantastic. Like fantastic, quenching shrimp juice.)[Reddit]  
  • Huffington Post Offers $100,000 for Sex Tapes, Phone Records to Destroy Glenn Beck

    08/30/2010 6:24:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 465 replies · 2+ views
    Monday, August 30, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>In the wake of Glenn Beck's hugely successful Restoring Honor rally held in Washington, D.C. this weekend, the Huffington Post has published an offer of $100,000 to anyone with evidence that would destroy Beck's reputation and take him off the political/cultural battlefield.</p>
  • MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Believes 'Certain Networks' Would Have Trashed Bush if He Echoed Obama's

    08/26/2010 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/26/10 | Matt Hadro
    Once again, the co-host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Joe Scarborough hinted that "certain networks," (ahem, MSNBC) hold quite the double standard between Democrats and Republicans. When the subject matter was President Obama's snub of an Iraq War question during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard – he remarked "We're buying shrimp, guys" – Scarborough pointed out that network coverage of Bush would have been far more negative.As NewsBusters reported last week, Scarborough also believes "certain networks" will "maul" Haley Barbour if he runs for President in 2012.
  • Vacationing President to Press: "We're Buying Shrimp, Guys. Come On."

    08/25/2010 1:04:44 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 88 replies · 1+ views ^ | 08/25/2010 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their two daughters Sasha and Malia traveled to Nancy's Restaurant on the waterfront of the Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday afternoon. Crowds gathered to watch as the president, wearing his White Sox baseball cap, noted the abundance of Red Sox caps. He and the First Lady shook hands and posed for pictures with folks in the crowd. The president ordered from the take-out window of the snack bar section of the eatery. "I love your watch," one woman told the First Lady, referencing a purple watch on her left wrist. "Oh,...
  • Shrimping Season in Louisiana Reopens After Spill

    08/16/2010 8:41:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/17/10 | CAIN BURDEAU and MARY FOSTER
    Shrimping Season in La. Reopens After SpillLa. shrimpers head back to work after Gulf spill but fear the public won't buy their catch By CAIN BURDEAU and MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writers GRAND ISLE, La. August 17, 2010 (AP) Fishermen who spent much of the summer mopping up oil from BP's disastrous spill got back to work as the fall shrimping season in Louisiana's coastal waters opened Monday amid anxiety over whether the catch will be tainted by crude and whether anyone will buy it even if it is clean. Scores of shrimpers headed out at first light, and early...
  • Is This The Perfect Prawn? - 'Beautifully Textured Meat, Rich Color, Robust Size And A Great Taste'

    06/28/2010 4:48:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1+ views
    redOrbit ^ | Monday, 28 June 2010
    After 10 years of careful breeding and research, scientists have developed what could be the world’s most perfect prawn. CSIRO scientists and the prawn industry have bred an improved Black Tiger prawn which is producing record yields in aquaculture farms and winning awards. So good are these prawns that they have won five gold medals at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in the past two years, including ‘Champion of Show’, the highest award possible. The scientists from CSIRO's Food Futures Flagship have used DNA technology to ensure the breeding program captures the very best Black Tiger prawn stocks that nature...
  • Big bucks from BP beats dragging nets for shrimp

    06/15/2010 5:45:51 PM PDT · by Hurricane · 2 replies · 348+ views
    Here is the reason fish/shrimp will be scarce. I witnessed it first hand. Read the link.
  • Coast Guard, on tip, finds trawler in closed water

    GRAND ISLE, La. -- The Coast Guard says it found a Florida-based shrimper working in an area closed because of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, confiscated 19,000 pounds of white shrimp and dumped it all back in the water.
  • Heavy oil hits Louisiana shore

    05/19/2010 7:45:08 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 42 replies · 1,206+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The first heavy oil from a giant Gulf of Mexico spill sloshed ashore in fragile Louisiana marshlands on Wednesday and part of the mess entered a powerful current that could carry it to Florida and beyond. The developments underscored the gravity of the situation as British energy giant BP Plc raced to capture more crude gushing from a ruptured well a mile beneath the surface. The spill is threatening an ecological and economic disaster along the U.S. Gulf Coast and beyond. "The day that we have all been fearing is upon us today," Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said...
  • Rogue Republicans Request Earmarks Despite Moratorium Supported by GOP Leadership

    04/13/2010 4:39:23 PM PDT · by LibertarianInExile · 34 replies · 579+ views
    Capital Eye Blog / ^ | April 9, 2010 | Cassandra LaRussa
    ...Reps. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Ron Paul (R-Texas) were the first to submit earmark requests in violation of the new [House Republican] moratorium, followed recently by freshman Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.). All three have asserted the importance of directing money back to their constituents...
  • Shrimp, Peppers and Pasta (Oh My!)

    03/17/2010 2:56:46 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 396+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 3/17/10 | Stacey Winder
    Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 stick (8 tbsp) butter 2 tbsp. minced garlic 16 oz. angel hair pasta
  • One Shrimp Opens Door to Extraterrestrial Life In the Solar System [VIDEO]

    03/16/2010 4:12:22 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 67 replies · 1,522+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 17 March 2010 | Gizmodo
    One three-inch shrimp—happily swimming under 600 feet of ice, 12.5 miles from open water—has shattered all scientists' theories on life-harboring environments. An impossible discovery that opens the possibility of complex extraterrestrial life in our Solar System: "We were operating on the presumption that nothing's there. It was a shrimp you'd enjoy having on your plate. We were just gaga over it." Those are the words of NASA's Robert Bindschadler. Until now, scientists thought that only microbial life could live under these conditions. Stacy Kim—one of the biologists in NASA's ice science team—says that they don't really have a clue about...
  • White Beans and Shrimp

    02/20/2010 1:25:44 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 9 replies · 620+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 2/20/10 | Stacey Winder
    Ingredients: 16 oz. dried navy beans 2 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth 4 cups water 4 tbsp. chopped garlic 1 chopped onion 1 chopped green bell pepper 1/2 lb. ham, cut in 1/2" cubes 1 lb. jumbo gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbsp. Tony Chachere creole seasoning 1 tbsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. salt
  • Shrimp Rice Paper Rolls

    01/26/2010 2:31:00 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 506+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 1/26/10 | Chrissy Siggee
    10 rice paper rounds 1 cup prepared shrimp 10 mint leaves - roughly chopped 2 cups finely shredded lettuce 1 teaspoon fine grade brown sugar ˝ cup finely chopped and seeded red pepper ˝ cup Gluten free mayonnaise 2 teaspoons Gluten Free soy sauce
  • Shrimp Stuffed Peppers

    11/15/2009 2:44:36 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 676+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 11/15/09 | Stacey Winder
    Ingredients: 6 red bell peppers 1 lb. medium shrimp, cooked and cleaned 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup raw rice 1 can cream of mushroom soup Juice of 1 lemon 1 small onion, chopped fine 2 tbsp. butter 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 6 pats of butter Paprika, salt and pepper to taste
  • Shrimp's eye points way to better DVDs

    10/25/2009 3:27:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 37 replies · 1,252+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 25, 2009 | Ben Hirschler
    LONDON (Reuters) – The amazing eyes of a giant shrimp living on Australia's Great Barrier Reef could hold the key to developing a new type of super high-quality DVD player, British scientists said on Sunday. Mantis shrimps, dubbed "thumb splitters" by divers because of their vicious claws, have the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom. They can see in 12 primary colors, four times as many as humans, and can also detect different kinds of light polarization -- the direction of oscillation in light waves.
  • Shrimp Etouffe

    10/06/2009 8:28:01 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 14 replies · 987+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/6/09 | Stacey Winder
    You can easily substitute crawfish tails for shrimp if you prefer. Either way, this is an authentic Louisiana recipe that might have you speaking in French by the time you're done, longing for a visit to The Big Easy.
  • Video: Ron Paul spins for Iran, of course

    10/01/2009 6:07:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 65 replies · 2,407+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 01, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    A follow-up to my post last weekend about what a disgraceful, denialist crank this guy is. Let me go in chronological order, as there’s so much here that’s either dumb or dishonest that I’ll overlook something if I don’t. 1. Who are the mysterious “neocons” who forced poor Barack Obama to disclose the secret Qom site, which Paul would have you believe he didn’t want to do even though he’s been preparing to do it for months? Or have I misunderstood and he’s actually suggesting that Obama’s been duped and that there’s no secret Qom site at all, even though...
  • Shrimp & Crawfish Pasta

    08/04/2009 6:00:50 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 483+ views ^ | 08/04/2009 | Stacey Winder
    This one comes to us from our next door neighbor a lifelong Louisiana boy prior to moving to Texas. You can adjust the heat on it to your liking, but be forewarned this one is rich, rich, rich. Have a medic standing by. Send your recipes to for publication.
  • Shrimp in beer

    06/17/2009 8:57:44 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 1,142+ views
    boston ^ | June 17, 2009 | Sheryl Julian
    A Hungarian cook in Cleveland taught me the method of cooking shrimp in beer. The broth gives the crustaceans a remarkable taste. When you bring the liquid to a boil, watch it carefully so it doesn't bubble over. Serve the shrimp with cocktail sauce.
  • Fit Food: Shrimp

    06/07/2009 10:17:34 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies · 1,833+ views
    On the grill, in a salad, or just bathed in cocktail sauce, shrimp is an ultimate — and nutritious — summer food WHY YOU NEED THEM Shrimp are high in muscle-building protein, and an excellent source of betaine, a nutrient necessary for helping your body to maintain normal levels of homocysteine (a potentially harmful amino acid that promotes inflammation by irritating the lining of blood vessels). An ample supply of vitamin B12 — more than 25% of recommended daily dose per serving — further assists in keeping homocysteine in check. Your body uses the amino acid arginine in shrimp to...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 10-16, 2009: The Geological Importance of Colorful Shrimp

    05/15/2009 10:24:48 PM PDT · by cogitator · 7 replies · 680+ views
    NOAA Ocean Explorer | Various
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