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  • Investigation confirms Scott Walker bought a sweater for just $1

    04/03/2015 10:38:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 3, 2015 | Leslie Larson
    The discount savvy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has been verified as legitimate. The Republican bragged to a New Hampshire audience on March 14 that thanks to his thrifty practices, he was able to purchase a men's sweater for $1 at a Kohl's department store in the Granite State. .....In a joint investigation with the Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, researchers visited a Kohl's store in Glendale, Wisconsin, and combed through the clearance racks to find a walnut colored "Chaps Twisted Button Mock Sweater," that closely resembled the pullover worn by Walker for his March event. "There we found plenty of...
  • Unconventional Kitchen Appliance Breeds Insects for Food

    09/19/2013 3:34:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | Kimberley Mok
    As global meat consumption and demand continue to rise, it's clear that there will be increasingly severe environmental impacts associated with the growing demand, from using arable land for growing animal feed to the release of potent greenhouse gases like methane and nitrous oxide. While some may say alternative diets like vegetarianism maybe the answer, in her proposed kitchen gadget University of Vienna grad designer Katarina Unger turns to an unlikely -- and possibly unnerving -- untapped source of protein: insects. Unger's Farm 432 is a small-scale fly incubator that fits on your kitchen counter, which "enables people to turn...
  • Moraga: Gay teen denied Eagle Scout submits petition asking Boy Scouts to change policy

    10/20/2012 3:41:29 PM PDT · by redreno · 72 replies
    mercury news ^ | 10/19/2012 | rick hurd
    PLEASANT HILL -- A gay teenager denied his Eagle Scout award because of his sexuality turned in an online petition with more than 400,000 signatures Wednesday urging the National Boy Scouts of America to change its policies against allowing gay members. Ryan Andresen of Moraga marched into the front office of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council on Ellinwood Way along with his parents and a former member of the same Boy Scout troop who came out as gay two weeks ago. Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, also attended and presented Andresen with a resolution honoring his achievements with the Boy Scouts....
  • Frugal Feast: We've come a long way, baby (Frugal Tips)

    04/03/2009 6:12:57 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 55 replies · 2,270+ views
    Concord Monitor ^ | 3/25/2009 | Robin Broadbent
    ...Plan out a week's worth of dinners before going to the store. Check the supermarket fliers and base your menu on what is on sale. By doing a week's worth of shopping in one trip, you really will save money and time. Raise your hand if you have ever gone into the store for "a few items" and come out with $79.43 in stuff you didn't think you needed. Uh huh, we thought so. Store Brands are just as good as name brands (most of the time). Our pantries are full of delicacies like Juicy Magic, Woven Wheats and Magic...
  • Cheapskates Getting Cheaper As Obamanomy, Er... Economy Worsens

    03/11/2009 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 3 replies · 569+ views ^ | 03 11 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer Anne D'innocenzio, Ap Retail Writer – Tue Mar 10, 4:29 pm ET AP NEW YORK – Amy VanDeventer has always been a cheapskate. The recession is taking her to new extremes.Before the economy tanked, she was still wearing maternity clothes from her last pregnancy, clipping coupons and using hand-me-downs to dress her daughters, ages 2 and 3. Now, she's salvaging bagel scraps left on their plates for pizza toppings and cutting lotion bottles in half so she can scrape out the last drops."I was already cheap," said VanDeventer, a 36-year-old mortgage loan underwriter from...