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  • Finnish bakery Sells 'World's First Insect Bread' Made From Crickets

    11/24/2017 7:45:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    Evening Standard ^ | 11/24 | Harriet Pavey
    It's said to be richer in protein than regular loavesA Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world’s first insect-based bread, made from crushed crickets. Helsinki-based bakery Fazer made the bread using flour ground from dried crickets. Each loaf contains about 70 of the insects, combined with wheat flour and other seeds. At £3.55 (€3.99) a loaf, it is slightly more expensive than a regular wheat loaf which usually sells for about £2 (€2.24). Due to a limited supply of crickets, the insect-bread will initially only be sold in 11 Fazer bakery stores in Helsinki, but the...
  • Marvel's Ike Perlmutter, a Trump Friend, Hopes Homeland Security Helped (trunc)

    11/24/2017 7:42:54 PM PST · by ransomnote
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | MAY 30, 2017 | Eriq Gardner
    Full Title: Marvel's Ike Perlmutter, a Trump Friend, Hopes Homeland Security Helped Solve Bizarre Mystery Perlmutter is now claiming extortion — and a court filing suggests that Trump's go-to lawyer may have known about it. For the longest time, decades in fact, Marvel chairman Isaac Perlmutter wouldn't show his face in public. The 74-year-old Israeli American could very well have taken a bow for rescuing Marvel Comics from bankruptcy in the 1990s or selling his company to Disney for $4 billion in 2009, but Perlmutter has never been interested in publicity. His aversion to the limelight runs so deep that...
  • Cronkite School revokes award given to Charlie Rose

    11/24/2017 7:23:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2017 6:32 PM EST
    Arizona State University is revoking an award bestowed on journalist Charlie Rose, who was fired this week by CBS News and PBS in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. […] Rose was given the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2015. Dean Christopher Callahan said in a statement that the actions reported about Rose were too “egregious” to ignore. He says Rose’s actions victimized young women who were not unlike the students attending Cronkite. …
  • ‘I’m not usually scared:’ Exterminator fought monstrous hornet nest for 45 minutes, video shows

    11/24/2017 7:13:52 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 20 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 24, 2017 | Jared Gilmour
    He was well protected by a beekeeping suit, and armed with a shovel to hack away at the monstrous hornets’ nest. “We got here, what I would say, is the granddaddy of all hornets’ nests,” Jude Verret, a Louisiana exterminator, said as he headed into a shed in Patterson, La., to clear a nest of Europan Yellow Jackets. Beyond physical protection, Verret must have been armed with quite a bit of courage, given the sheer size of the nest — and the million or more hornets he said were swarming around inside.
  • Terror Task Force Chair: Jihadists ‘Are Teaming Up with Violent Drug Lords’ in Latin America

    11/24/2017 7:09:08 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Nov, 2017 | EDWIN MORA
    Hezbollah and other Islamic terrorist groups are joining forces with “violent drug lords” in Latin America to raise money to fund their nefarious activities, posing a “grave threat” to U.S. national security, warned Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) during an international forum on the nexus between drug cartels and Islamic extremists. “Hezbollah is partnering with Latin American drug lords to raise money for terrorist activity. This includes participation in drug trafficking, gun running, and trade-based money laundering,” declared the North Carolina Republican before traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to lead the ninth Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum on Tuesday. “The combination of radical...
  • Santa Cruz Deputies Using Decoy Holiday Packages to Catch Thieves

    11/24/2017 6:42:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Amy Larson
    This holiday season, Santa Cruz County Sheriff's deputies will place decoy holiday gift packages in front of homes to nab thieves. The boxes contain GPS devices, and whoever steals them will be arrested. Advertisement "You steal a package, you're going to go to jail," Sgt. Chris Clark said. "Don't be a Grinch." Decoy packages will be planted in front of houses owned by residents who agree to participate in the sting. The Sheriff's Office put together a funny Facebook video to announce their unique plan. Watch it in the video players above or below.
  • Stillwater Cove Shark Attack (Pebble Beach)

    11/24/2017 6:38:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    A shark attacked a spear fisherman Friday afternoon in Stillwater Cove near The Lodge at Pebble Beach. It happened approximately 1:45 pm . One witness tells us that the victim suffered a significant bite to his right leg, but he is in stable condition at Natividad Hospital's trauma center in Salinas. Two off-duty sheriff's deputies were on the beach when the attack took place, helped pull the victim from the water and stabilized him until emergency responders arrived. Advertisement The name of the victim, his age and where he lives have yet to be released by investigators. CHP and the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD NOVEMBER 24, 2017

    11/24/2017 6:22:19 PM PST · by greeneyes · 21 replies
    freerepublic | NOVEMBER 24, 2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Love and Defend America: Reflections from Rebeccah Heinrich

    11/24/2017 5:59:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    "Christianity has a long legacy of great minds who toiled to understand the Holy Scriptures and Christian orthodoxy and applied them in ways to navigate matters of politics and international relations. However, today there is great confusion, partly due to the lack of proper catechesis, which works as a bulwark against bad doctrine and progressivism in general." "Now this independent, spirited president and his administration have come at a time when these concepts are being rediscovered and debated. What is America? How do we preserve her culturally? How do we rediscover, appreciate, and protect her?" "No doubt you’ve also seen,...
  • We Know About The NSA, CIA and FBI-What About the DIA? Who Heads This?

    11/24/2017 5:37:14 PM PST · by Be Careful · 5 replies
    Seems we are in agreement that the NSA, CIA and FBI are populated with Obots......What about the DIA?......While I hope that there is a path forward for Trump, Kelly and Mattis to counter the excess of Mueller via the DIA, I can't seem to find anything about the current head of the DIA that reports to Mattis..........This person is Lt Gen Vincent R. Stewart. He reports to acting Under Secretary of Intelligence Kari Bingen.....She reports to Mattis.....Can anyone flesh out the players for us?
  • TITANIC AND OTHER SHIPS: The autobiography of Charles Lightoller (2nd officer of the Titanic)

    11/24/2017 5:36:20 PM PST · by NRx · 7 replies
    Project Gutenberg Australia ^ | 1935 | CHARLES HERBERT LIGHTOLLER
    What a strange mixture we found in that city of mushroom growth. Beautiful broad streets and magnificent buildings, but almost entirely without law or order,--unless you could pay for it. One section of the city, known as Chinatown, was literally a young China. Rarely, if ever did any white man attempt this locality at night time. We boys cared little about the reputation of the place; in fact we did not realise the perfectly appalling reputation it bore, and we spent lots of our time hunting up curios from John Chinaman. The great fire of San Francisco has cleared away...
  • How Does Hollywood influence our culture?

    11/24/2017 3:56:19 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/21/2017 | Dani Di Placido ,
    Compare Coco to Roman J Israel. Pixar is back - the bold, creative Coco ... manages to tell a family-friendly story centered entirely around death, one that reflects on the legacy we leave behind. Coco proves to be a pleasant surprise - an emotional, philosophical story of life and death, that despite the gorgeous visuals, doesn’t sugar-coat anything. Right away, both the importance and the potential danger of respecting one’s heritage is highlighted, and proves to be a poignant theme. Our young protagonist Miguel yearns to play the guitar, but his artistic urges are severely repressed by his family, who...
  • People judge married couples with different last names

    11/24/2017 3:52:44 PM PST · by Signalman · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/17 | Christian Gollayan
    What’s in a name? A lot, according to researchers from the University of Nevada. Whether a woman takes her husband’s name after marriage or not, people pass judgment on the couple, they found. The scientists have conducted three studies on this topic to date. In the newest, published in the journal Springer, researchers found that when a woman chooses not to take her husband’s surname after marriage, people perceive her husband as being more feminine and less masculine. Those same women, on the other hand, are regarded to yield more power and to be more self-focused, ambitious and assertive, according...
  • Mother Wins $12 Million in Wrongful Birth Lawsuit, Wishes Her Son With Autism Had Been Aborted

    11/24/2017 3:48:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Another mother recently won a huge lawsuit after arguing that she would have aborted her unborn son if she had known he had special needs before birth. A British judge awarded Omodele Meadows £9 million (about $12 million) for the “wrongful birth” of her son, Adejuwon, who has autism and a severe form of hemophilia, the Metro reports. Meadows argued that she loves her son, but she would have had him aborted if her doctors had done their jobs and informed her that she carried a hemophilia gene that could be passed on to her children. Adejuwon was born in...
  • Youth pastor arrested for allegedly murdering family on Thanksgiving

    11/24/2017 3:48:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    wtvr ^ | 11/24/2017
    Officials said the women’s bodies were found inside the home and that the man’s body was found in the front yard. The victims were identified as 58-year-old Jeanett L. Gattis, 30-year-old Candice L. Kunze and 36-year-old Andrew E. Buthorn. "The victims and suspect all lived at the residence in the 14000 block of Dogwood Ridge Court and this incident appears to be domestic related," Sgt. P.H. Zoffuto with Chesterfield Police said in a news release. "Jeanett Gattis is the wife of Christopher Gattis. Buthorn is the boyfriend of Kunze, who is the daughter of Jeanett Gattis." Police said 58-year-old Christopher Gattis...
  • Black Friday shopper in Folsom robbed at gunpoint by teens, police say

    11/24/2017 3:00:49 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov 24 2017 | BENJY EGEL
    A woman was robbed at gunpoint while waiting for stores in a Folsom shopping center to open Friday morning, according to police. The woman was standing between H&M and Victoria’s Secret in the Palladio at Broadstone shopping complex when she was approached by two men in their late teens about 5:35 a.m., said Sgt. Andrew Bates of the Folsom Police Department.
  • From misty peaks in China to a rainbow over Arizona: ... panoramic photography awards

    11/24/2017 2:24:58 PM PST · by mairdie · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 24, 2017
    The overall winner of the contest was Spanish snapper Jesus M Garcia, who impressed with his shot of the sun rising over Damian Shan in China. Other highly rated images included the Northern Lights over Iceland and sharks catching fish in Russia. Scroll down to feast your eyes on the winning images and some of the most eye-catching short-listed entries.
  • 'You can't rewire evil': James Bulger's father says his son's killer Jon Venables should NEVER...

    11/24/2017 1:36:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'You can't rewire evil': James Bulger's father says his son's killer Jon Venables should NEVER be freed after being dragged back to jail over child porn for a second time James Bulger's father Ralph has said his toddler son's killer should never be freed again after he was dragged back to jail over child porn for the second time. Jon Venables was arrested last week after officials making a routine visit to his home discovered the 'sickening' images on his computer and alerted police. It is the second time that the monster, now 35, has been put behind...
  • Brain Teasers for Geezers

    11/24/2017 1:17:22 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 87 replies
    email from a friend | 11/24/2017 | unknown
    Something for seniors to do to keep those "aging” grey cells active!  1. Johnny's mother had three children.  The first child was named April. The second child was named May.  What was the third child's name?    2. There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers.  What does he weigh?    3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?    4. How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by three feet by four feet?    5....
  • Why The NBA Will Eventually Overtake The NFL In Popularity And Why It Matters (2year old article)

    11/24/2017 1:04:42 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 49 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 12, 2015 | Roger Groves
    The NBA is outdueling the NFL in global popularity. There are now about 100 international players in the NBA. The NFL is too distant to be counted in a two League race. The NBA’s critical mass is an economic mass as well. The NBA quite adeptly realized that changing the playing times can increase the international viewership. It increased the number of Sunday early-afternoon games. A 12:30 pm game allows a growing European fan base to watch the games in early evening (7:30 pm). They then have time to finish the game, have a glass of warm milk or alcoholic...