Source Catholic bishops ask people to pray for rain to break California’s third year of dry weather
Some cities already are restricting water use, while prospects for another dry summer have raised alarm about agriculture and wildfires.
The first Sierra Nevada snow survey of this winter last week found the water content in the statewide snowpack to be just 20 percent of average for this time of year. Without relief, state water managers said they will be able to deliver just 5 percent of the water sought by agencies that supply more than 25 million Californians and nearly a million acres of irrigated farmland.
National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Peterson said “Pacific storms keep breaking up due to a high pressure system over California. Weak systems could bring some precipitation on Thursday and Saturday to Northern California’s mountains, but it won’t be enough to make a dent in the drought.
There may be no precipitation at all south of Sacramento through mid January, though there are signs of a stronger system working its way in during the third or fourth week of the month. At least it gives us something to be hopeful for. If we don’t start seeing some significant precipitation anytime soon, we’re going to have to start thinking about some serious water measures.”
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Source World’s hottest pepper grown in South Carolina
Guinness Book of World Records has recently declared Ed Currie’s Carolina Reaper peppers as the hottest on Earth.
The heat of a pepper is measured in Scoville Heat Units. Zero is bland, and a regular jalapeno pepper registers around 5,000 on the Scoville scale. Ed Currie’s world record batch of Carolina Reapers comes in at 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units, with selected individual pepper measured at 2.2 million. Pepper spray weighs in at about 2 million Scoville Units.
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North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea “without notice.”
North’s National Defense Commission faxed this threat to South Korea via a military communication link between the two sides, warning of a “merciless” attack on South Korea.
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Source Islamic followers destroy 240,000 bottles of beer in Nigerian city
Islamic terrorist shouted “God is great” as an earthmover shattered 240,000 bottles of beer in a widening crackdown in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano. Alcohol is banned under Islamic Shariah law.
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Source Activists charge Walmart food drive shows greed, not compassion
Purple and orange bins have been placed in an employees only area of the world’s largest retailer’s Atlantic Boulevard location. A poster on the bins read “Please donate food items here so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.”
Norma Mills, an Anti-Walmart organizer Should Stop Her Whining, Stop being an old faction bitch and Donate a few cans of food in the bins herself to help someone in need this Holiday season.
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Tagged 2013, Business, Depression, donations, Economy, Food, food stamps, Health, Liberals, minimum wage, News, Recession, Society, walmart
Source Don’t blame patients for being fat
What a crock of crap. It’s damn sure not my fault those that under exercise and over eat are Fat!
UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) warned that the obesity epidemic is placing a “huge strain” on the NHS and recommend that program’s address people’s diet, activity levels and behavior.
25 percent of adults in England are classified as obese(fat), and a further 41 per cent of men and 33 per cent of women are overweight(fat).
Obesity(fat) is linked to a host of health problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer, and is estimated to cost the NHS about £5.1 billion each year.
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Tagged 2013, bureaucrats, fat people, Food, Government, Health, health insurance, NHS, obese, Society
Source GM ‘golden rice’ opponents wicked
What a world class butt hole.
UK Minister Owen Paterson (environment secretary) Demonizes anyone that disagrees with his views on Genetically Modified (Golden) Rice as being wicked people.
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Source Chicken nuggets contain bone, organ parts, study finds
Recently, Mississippi researchers found The first nugget (tested) was about half muscle, with the rest a mix of fat, blood vessels and nerves. Close inspection revealed cells that line the skin and internal organs of the bird.
The second nugget (tested) was only 40 percent muscle, and the remainder was fat, cartilage and pieces of bone.
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Tagged 2013, bone, Business, Chicken nuggets, Food, Health, News, Safety
Friday’s Lighter Side
Source German officials warn Oktoberfest tent operators to stop skimping on the beer
It’s the law. German officials are warning Munich beer tent operators not to give skimpy pours to tourists and other drinkers attending the city’s world class brew fest starting this weekend.
Germany’s Münchner Merkur newspaper, venues at last year’s Oktoberfest failed to fill steins of beer and served them with too much head. As a result, some drinkers who paid almost $14 for a beer lost as much as $3 of liquid per drink.
Wilfried Blume-Beyerle, head of Munich’s Kreisverwaltungsreferat, which is responsible for order in the city, said bartenders who skimped or served overly frothy beer could be banned from the event and tent operators could face legal action.
Käfer’s Oktoberfest Tent was found to be the worst offender in 2012, pouring only 0.8 liters of actual beer in a 1-liter glass, while Löwenbräu’s was the best, generally serving 0.94 liters.
More than 7 million beer drinkers are expected to attend Munich’s Oktoberfest to drink some 15 million glasses of beer.
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Source Utah hunter gores himself on antler of elk he killed
Utah Elk hunter is to Stupid to be allowed into the woods hunting without Adult supervision.
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Tagged 2013, Food, Health, hunter, News, Police, Safety, stupid, survival, Utah
Source Severe obesity’ rising in US youth
About 5 percent of U.S. children and teens are “severely obese,” and the numbers are rising. Aaron Kelly, a researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis said “Severe obesity in young people has grave health consequences.”
Severely obese kids have higher rates of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular issues at younger ages, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and early signs of atherosclerosis – a disease that clogs the arteries.
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Tagged 2013, diabetes, fat kids, Food, food stamps, gardening, Government, Health, high blood pressure, ignorant parents, News, obamacare, obese kids, Society, stipid parents
Source Children of obese mothers at greater risk for early cardiac death as adults
Adults born to Fat mothers are more likely to die earlier than those born to normal weight mothers, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
While previous studies have indicated that the offspring of Fat mothers are more likely to develop cardiac risk factors like high blood sugar or high blood pressure in young adulthood, these findings are the first to examine how maternal obesity effects a person’s health beyond adolescence.
Rebecca Reynolds, a professor at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland said “her research team examined the birth and death records of nearly 38,000 people born in Scotland after 1950.
They found that children born to (Fat) mothers were 35 percent more likely to experience premature death than those born to mothers at a healthy weight.
Reynolds noted that children born to (Fat) mothers are also at risk for a variety of other health problems in addition to developing early risk factors for heart disease. Babies born to overweight mothers may be at increased risk for still birth or congenital abnormalities, and they are more likely to require intensive care when born. Additionally, maternal obesity has been linked to behavioral problems like ADHD.
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Tagged 2013, fat mothers, Food, Government, Health, health insurance, News, obesity, Safety, Society, survival
Source To tip or not to tip
Fact: Federal minimum wage for food service employees is set at $2.13 and hour. A full $5.22 less than the federal minimum wage for all other occupations. This disparity between food service employees and every other occupations employees is a disgrace.
However, the truth is, food service employees do know before they except employment what their wage scale will be. If $2.13 per hour is to low, they should decline and walk away and seek a better job with better wages and benefits. Why as the paying customer should I be expected to pay the wages of my server? So a business owner can line his pockets with cash at the expense of their employes and customers?
Consider this Fact. By paying his employees $2.13 an hour and not $7.35 (the minimum wage) for all other workers, restaurant/cafe owner pockets an extra $41.75 everyday (about $210.00 a week) for every food server on staff. This cash rip off of employees and customers = $11,000.00 a year in cash that business owners put in their pockets that rightly belongs to his/her employees.
Stop tipping. Write and call your states lawmakers, your governor, demanding your state pass and enforce food service minimum wage laws that are equal to the minimum wage scale of all other professions and occupations.
No One, let me say that again, No One should receive nor expect a tip for doing no more than their job. Tips should be reserved as a reward, an incentive to provide service above and beyond what the employee is already being paid to do.
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