Cheese, Moose, Sister (General/Chat)

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  • Why scientists played music to cheese?

    03/23/2019 10:32:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    Vintage News ^ | 03/22/2019 | Steve Palace
    Consumers could soon be looking at cheese in a new light. Switzerland has played host to a ground-breaking study which goes beyond the usual factors of appearance, taste, and smell. The title is simple but surreal: Cheese in Surround Sound. Experts describe it in their press release as “a culinary art experiment,” seeking to establish a credible link between cheese and music. For a more thorough scientific explanation, the reader must consider how “the bio-acoustic impact of sound waves affects metabolic processes in cheese, to the point where a discernible difference in flavor becomes apparent – one which can even...
  • Moose mistaken for burglar after crashing into Breckenridge home

    03/16/2019 6:00:26 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 13 replies
    thedenverchannel ^ | Mar 15, 2019 | Robert Garrison
    Moose mistaken for burglar after crashing into Breckenridge home Mar 15, 2019 By: Robert Garrison BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – Sleeping guests inside a Breckenridge home were awakened early Friday morning to the sound of broken glass. Thinking they were being burglarized, the guests called 911. But when officers arrived on scene, they soon discovered the trespasser was not the typical troublemaker they regularly encounter. Breckenridge police found that a moose had crashed through a window in the home’s basement. Colorado Parks and Wildlife were called and said the animal probably had had been walking around outside the house in deep snow...
  • WATCH: Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Grill Wells Fargo's CEO. He Destroys Her

    03/13/2019 5:22:03 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 93 replies
    DailyWire ^ | March 12, 2019 | Ryan Saavedra @realsaavedra
    Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tried to grill Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan during a House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Tuesday and ended up getting embarrassed. The hearing, held by Democrat Chairwoman Maxine Waters, was titled, "Holding Megabanks Accountable: An Examination of Wells Fargo’s Pattern of Consumer Abuses." The Los Angeles Times reported: "Sloan was the first megabank chief executive whom Waters, an outspoken critic of Wells Fargo, summoned to appear before the House Financial Services Committee since she took over as its chairwoman in January following the midterm elections that gave Democrats control of the House." Ocasio-Cortez...
  • The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the Threads

    03/11/2019 2:50:04 PM PDT · by TomServo · 29 replies
    NYMag ^ | 3/11/2019 | Brian Feldman
    Any day now, Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the investigation into possible Russian interference in the U.S. election, will submit the report of his team’s findings to Congress. Many people online will tell you that, thanks to months of investigative journalism and copious leaks from Congress, we already know many of the findings that will be divulged therein, and can predict what will happen when the report is released. I mean, come on, can’t everyone? When the Mueller report is finally released, as everyone knows, the special counsel will reveal himself to have been in league with President Trump...
  • Mo’Nique Torches Oprah for Interviewing MiJac Accusers ‘for TV Ratings’ – WATCH

    03/08/2019 2:24:27 PM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Eurweb.com ^ | 3/7/2019 | Fisher Jack
    Mo’Nique and her husband/manager Sidney Hicks, as they say on the street, certainly have a “hard on” for Oprah Winfrey. Yep, in a podcast/video posted to YouTube, they came for Oprah … again because they didn’t approve of her interviewing Michael Jackson‘s accusers. They went in on Oprah regarding her interview with Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who both claim Jackson touched them inappropriately when they were young boys they appeared in the HBO documentary, “Leaving Neverland“ that aired this week. “Here’s a man that was found not guilty in the eyes of the law,” Mo’nique said, referring to the...
  • Why Does the Federal Government Have 1.4 Billion Pounds of American Cheese Stockpiled?

    03/05/2019 9:28:30 AM PST · by gattaca · 111 replies
    FEE ^ | March 5, 2019 | FEE
    Rather than reduce dairy subsidies, the USDA has been paying to have surplus milk made into cheese. In the 1930s, the U.S. federal government established dairy subsidies to bail out America’s dairy farmers from the Great Depression. Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, those same subsidies are still in effect today, where they have underwritten a massive surplus of milk in the U.S. dairy industry that far exceeds the appetites of over 327 million Americans to consume it. But rather than reduce the subsidies to reduce the surplus to more reasonable levels, the USDA is instead paying the U.S....
  • It's National Grammar Day! Today!

    National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th.According to Global Language Monitor, the estimated number of words in the English language is 1,025,109.  There is some controversy over that figure, but it’s safe to say it is over a million.Language is something to celebrate.  Some people might suggest that grammar is a set of rules for language, but it is a system for understanding language. Understanding the system and the structure helps us to understand each other better and can help us to learn new languages.There are some hard and fast rules of grammar, though.  Even some of...
  • VANITY Go ahead and Laugh - the Left is Winning

    02/23/2019 1:58:17 PM PST · by Badboo · 100 replies
    Vanity | Feb. 23. 2019 | Self
    Feeling a bit optimistic today . . The Left Wins Big with Covington and Smollett
  • We Need Mitt Romney. And We Need Him Now. (The Bulwark)

    02/23/2019 10:06:48 AM PST · by rintintin · 106 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | Feb 22 2019 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    With Donald Trump’s proclamation of a phony national emergency in response to a phony invasion on our southern border, the country has entered a genuine constitutional crisis. Military funds have been diverted under emergency presidential authority only twice before in our history: by Bush 41 after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and by Bush 43 following 9/11. Never before has a president run roughshod over Congress in this manner, abusing statutorily granted emergency powers for an obviously pretextual and nakedly political purpose, and thereby usurping Congress’s constitutionally allotted power of the purse.
  • A Potential Moneymaker and Troll on the Left

    02/22/2019 9:02:46 PM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 9 replies
    My Twisted Brain | Me
    I had some humorous thoughts about the Smollett case, although there isn't that much humor in it, except for maybe paying accomplices by check. You may have heard or read about rental mob protesters wearing "Free Mumia" t-shirts, including to protests that have no relation to the Mumia case? Imagine if a "Free Jussie" website popped up on the Internet, that was chock full of all sorts of conspiracy tropes regarding the arrest of Jussie Smollett. Think along the lines of the dhmo.org site. Throw in some quotes by "experts". Put up an article on Wikipedia. The site could even...
  • Trump’s Plan to Decriminalize Homosexuality Is an Old Racist Tactic

    02/20/2019 12:12:51 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Out Magazine ^ | Frebruary 19, 2019 | Mathew Rodriqguez
    The Trump administration is set to launch a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in dozens of nations where anti-gay laws are still on the books, NBC News reported Monday. While on its surface, the move looks like an atypically benevolent decision by the Trump administration, the details of the campaign belie a different story. Rather than actually being about helping queer people around the world, the campaign looks more like another instance of the right using queer people as a pawn to amass power and enact its own agenda. It almost goes without saying but the Trump administration does not...
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Thinks Trump Sounds Like Jar Jar Binks

    02/16/2019 8:08:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 63 replies
    Huffington Compost ^ | February 16, 2019 | David Moye
    President Donald Trump is known for boasting about having “the best words,” but Kellyanne Conway’s husband, attorney George Conway, is having none of it. On Friday, George Conway, who has been critical of the Trump administration even though his wife is a senior White House adviser, upped the ante by ripping the president’s oratorical skills. Conway’s post on Twitter linked to a Washington Post column by Henry Olsen that lambasted what he called Trump’s ”rambling and disjointed explanation” for why he is declaring a national emergency to fund a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. For Conway, the key quote...
  • Secret Files Show How Trump Moscow Talks Unfolded While Trump Heaped Praise On Putin

    02/05/2019 11:04:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 5, 2019 | Azeen Ghorayshi, others
    Ahead of Michael Cohen’s testimony, read the original paper trail behind the campaign to build Europe’s tallest tower in Moscow — and how it played out alongside Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. SNIP BuzzFeed News is today publishing a cache of internal Trump Organization documents that lay bare the secret negotiations that continued long after Cohen claimed the deal had been abandoned. The documents, many of which have been exclusively obtained by BuzzFeed News, reveal that — despite Trump’s claim that the development was never more than a passing notion — the effort to get the tower built was long-running, detail-oriented...
  • VANITY ---- Lets talk bug out bags ----

    02/02/2019 1:55:21 PM PST · by afterhoursarmory · 163 replies
    FR: VANITY ^ | 2/2/2019 | Me
    What is in your bug out bag? Curious what others carry. I am in the north east so my needs / choices will probably be different than a southerner depending on season. My primary bag is what I take to work. It is intended to get me home if I have to go on hoof. Couple MRE's, stainless utensils, change of socks (x2), pair of worn in running shoes (outside bag; loose in car), three 1quart canteens hanging off the bag, 3 quart internal to the bag with "straw"; water purifiers, upgraded medical (field sutures, bandages, pressure bandages, etc); stop...
  • European colonizers' mass killing of Native Americans caused change in climate: study

    02/01/2019 7:42:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 1, 2019 | Aris Folley
    European colonizers who arrived in the Americas caused death and disease to the point that it sparked what some have called the first major human-induced change in the Earth’s climate, a new study has found. The study, conducted by researchers at the University College London (UCL), found that the arrival of European settlers killed nearly 56 million indigenous people over the course of roughly 100 years, causing large areas of farmland to go abandoned and reforested. The study said the new swath of vegetated land, which CNN reported was roughly the size of France at the time, caused a massive...
  • Have a question

    01/30/2019 8:00:48 AM PST · by navysealdad · 41 replies
    Have a question on a website. If any expert could help.
  • Exclusive: Clemson’s Black Players Refused to Accept Donald Trump’s Invitation to the McCookout

    01/29/2019 6:16:10 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    The Root ^ | 29th January 2019 | Michael Harriot
    When Filet-O-Fish aficionado Donald Trump invited the Clemson Tigers to enjoy the White House’s first Presidential Value Meal, most of Clemson’s national championship football team members jumped at the opportunity to meet the original cheeseburger-swallowing clown. But The Root has learned that Clemson’s black players, some specifically citing racism and their disdain for Trump’s divisive politics, passed on the opportunity to hang out with the real-life Mayor McCheese. The Root spoke with three black Clemson players who each separately confirmed that many players, both black and white, had no interest in making the trip. All three acknowledged that Donald Trump...
  • Can You Run A Car On What Comes Out Of Your Butt?

    01/27/2019 6:01:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    jalopnik.com ^ | 1/10/14 | Jason Torchinsky
    Good news, ass-havers! The answer is yes. Even better news is that the vast majority of what's likely to be expelled from your butt has potential to run a car, which is likely the best use for anything that comes out of any butt anywhere. So let's see how this ass-power works. ….... two of the most common forms of ass ejecta, flatus and feces. From these two human exhaust products, there's two primary elements that can be harvested to use to run a car: methane and hydrogen. 100ml isn't a hell of a lot— in fact, it's about 0.026...
  • Muted political tone at largest Koch donor network meeting

    01/27/2019 8:06:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 26, 2019 | Sally Ho
    A record-breaking number of wealthy donors have gathered at conservative billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s private weekend retreat, where leaders of the powerful political network have taken a decidedly different, more politically muted tone than in years past. […] On Saturday night, Charles Koch told the donors that attitudes against perceived adversaries and people with different beliefs were tearing the country apart but that his network was working to “unite with anybody to do right.” “This network has taken its effectiveness to a whole new level,” Koch said. […] Prominent Koch donor Doug Deason of Texas said the reported infighting between...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Primary challenge for Trump?

    01/26/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by rintintin · 59 replies
    Union-Leader ^ | Jan 24 2019 | Jonah Goldberg
    IT’S GETTING TO the point where it’ll be easier to list the Democrats who are not running for President in 2020. But the roster on the Republican side remains a minority of one. That may change. As Jonathan Last of The Bulwark notes, primary challenges of sitting Presidents are more normal than many think. Of the nine sitting Presidents who’ve sought reelection since 1964, five faced opponents from their own party. More significantly, there’s ample demand for a primary challenge. A new NPR-PBS-Marist poll found that Republicans are essentially divided evenly on the question. Asked if they’d like to see...