Almost 7 years ago, while going through some personal issues, I made a terrible mistake and ended up being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) in the State of California. It was a dark period in my life, but I have moved on and learned my lesson. This spring, however, my intoxicated driving conviction […]
I want to argue that Waugh could not have been a great satirist were he not a Catholic, and, more controversially, that his satire had its source in appropriation of the truths of Catholicism rather than in extenuation of its precepts. Most fundamentally, it was Catholicism that made “Waugh the insular and class-conscious bully” into […]
A new episode of the VICELAND show airs Thursday, along with another installment of ‘THE PIZZA SHOW.’
At Summer of Sass, kids get a chance to see how much better it gets, with the chance to live and work in a community that accepts them.
“If we don’t receive it, we will close their little show,” Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria said of ‘Narcos.’
The ‘Royal Tenenbaums’ director ventures into dystopian territory in his second stop-motion feature, ‘Isle of Dogs.’
The historic storm made a mess of the fleets of ships in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Now salvagers are looking for a windfall.
Clustered disasters hold our attention in ways that singular events cannot — they open our minds to the possibility that these aren’t just accidents or natural phenomena to be painfully endured. As such, they can provoke debates over the larger “disaster lessons” we should be learning. And I would argue the combination of Harvey and Irma has triggered such a moment.
People are quick to foreclose possibilities in life. But I won’t let an obstacle like distance keep me from the man I’m falling in love with.
Now maybe we’ll find out what happened to Jessica Biel and all those rabid clown dentists.
Ann Coulter writes:If Trump actually believed what he claimed to believe, he would treat the building of a wall as a far more urgent priority than sending FEMA after a hurricane.Taking nothing away from the fine people who lost their lives in the recent hurricanes, since the 2005 hurricane season, about 200 Americans have died […]
I’ve said it at this blog again and again and again:Topics that were once discussed only at “racist websites” now semi-regularly make their way into the mainstream — alas, decades too late to matter…I wrote about the Alabama photo in 2010 (most likely using hard-copy library books, I don’t remember). Since then, I was glad […]
I bought Cut when it first came out and I saw it filed in the “import” section of the local mall’s Musicland store (the same bin where I’d also discover X-Ray Spex, Henry Cow, Peter Hammill and Tubular Bells). Its punky reggae sound was very, very appealing to me straight off the bat. I’d read […]
the Soviet system would collapse by noon.RELATED — Hilariously, this was written by a guy who insists on retaining his anonymity,:The king is not going to be king very long if no one accept his right to rule. Similarly, people will not tolerate a ruling class that is populated by madmen denying reality. This is, […]
What???Take my money! More from my siteToday in yesterday: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded ‘I Put a Spell On You,’ died (not in the same year)Mark Steyn chats with Mona Charen, Jay Nordinger (!)‘Bring me Justin Trudeau’s sex tape, gay or straight’Mark Steyn celebrates Earth Day (just kidding)
I’ll self-indulgently remind longtime 5FF readers that I don’t think Chainsaw is scary.The “making of…”, as chronicled in an instant classic Texas Monthly oral history, was way grosser, what with all that stinking slaughterhouse offal laying all over the broiling set. And all the damned hippies…Anyway, Joe Bob is the perfect guy to look at […]
For almost a decade, iNaturalist has been helping curious nature lovers around the world get better acquainted with their local flora and fauna through its network of natural history experts. Now, the team behind the popular online community is exploring how artificial intelligence can help improve the speed and accuracy of its crowd-sourced identifications.
Kernel Outlook PST Viewer, the free utility for viewing PST file data, is the most downloaded PST viewer tool on http://download.cnet.com/windows, a leading software sharing website. It has received many positive reviews and enjoys a decent 3 stars out of 5, which shows that users have found it quite useful and beneficial. Kernel Outlook PST … Continue reading The most used Free PST Viewer tool based on CNET data
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This past Monday Dan Lett at the Winnipeg Free Press wrote : “The path that Wab Kinew is walking just became incredibly steep.” Mr. Lett went on : “That’s an odd thing to say about a man who just won a landslide victory to become the new leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party. But […]
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Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will deliver remarks to supporters at a Liberal fundraising event in Mississauga on September 21, 2017.
Well, we have the best trained and technologically advanced military – and nothing else (…)I’ve tried to ease up on the “As I wrote some years ago…” shtick, not only because it irritates some readers but because it sows the fatal seed in my own self-doubting breast that I’ve said it all before and it […]
This 5 Minute Fall Berry Wreath is SO easy to make, and adds just the perfect touch of fall to your front door! – – – – – – As you may know already, I’m a big fan of wreaths hung on front doors. I think they’re the perfect way to greet those who come up to your home…they’re just a nice warm welcome. And because I’m kind of obsessed with wreaths, I also like to change them up with the seasons…I have wreaths for Christmas, Halloween, Winter, Summer…you name it, I made it. This fall I decided to make a new wreath to go with my Harvest Theme Fall Front Porch. I wanted something simple and not too overpowering because I have a lot going on in this space already. So I kept things super simple and made this 5 Minute Fall Berry Wreath. Honestly, this wreath is so easy it’s ridiculous. But as I’ve learned, sometimes all we need is the inspiration to make our own project, so that’s why I’m sharing this simple wreath DIY with you. Just because something is easy doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. All you need to do is head out to your nearest craft […]
While packing my gear for a backcountry camping trip in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park this July, it quickly became apparent that my old, heavy three-person tent just wasn’t going to cut it for myself, my husband and our two ever-growing teenage boys anymore. So I decided to find a sturdy, easy to set up and lightweight tent for the boys to share. Enter the MS2 Access 2 all-season two-person tent.
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DangerousMinds decides (sort of; they add “apparently,” in parentheses no less) that “CB radio wasn’t just for sad, lonely middle aged men” (somehow they left out “white,” to my surprise…)I doubt they “forgot” this so much as they picked up, through the ether, that same observation made years ago by Ed Driscoll and Glenn Reynolds, […]
Wrapping up his pocket-sized history of affirmative action in American universities, Sailer writes:After a half century of America obsessing over theoretically overlooked blacks, where is the actual ignored talent?Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford and Christopher Avery of Harvard have been studying who are the high-potential high school students who don’t think about applying to, say, Stanford or […]
The short answer of course is money.
The slightly longer answer is society’s normalized use of junk food to fund raise.
In the Boys and Girls Club’s case, they’re apparently quite comfortable taking money from fast food restaurants who, in a brilliant bit of marketing, sell packs of free kids meals in return for a donation (which presumably gets shared with The Boys and Girls Club).
Give $3 to Montana’s (a fast casual BBQ restaurant chain in Canada), and you’ll get 3 free kids meals.
Give $5 to Swiss Chalet (a fast casual rotisserie chicken restaurant chain in Canada) and you’ll get 5 free kids meals.
As far as kids meals go, the Center for Science in the Public Interest once ran a comprehensive study of various kids meals. They determined that of the over 3,500 they analyzed, 97% were either too high in calories, sodium, or sugar (or all of the above).
Of course, the adult meals aren’t any better and also provide wallops of calories, sodium, and/or sugar, and no doubt, the business model for the restaurants is that they can give away the kids meals because of course, their parents will be eating too.
Also notable is the irony found in The Boys and Girls Club’s Twitter banner where they include “Healthy Snacks and Meals” in their listing of what they do.
While fundraising without junk food may be more difficult, it’s certainly doable.
Yesterday morning I tweeted about a friend of mine’s kid who’s fundraising for her hockey team by way of selling pumpkins (and if you click through to the tweet’s replies, you’ll see many more examples).
There are ways to fundraise that don’t involve selling junk food. Friend’s kid’s hockey team is fundraising by selling pumpkins!
— Yoni Freedhoff, MD (@YoniFreedhoff) September 19, 2017
Rather than enabling, permitting, and encouraging a fast food lifestyle, what organizations like The Boys and Girls Club should be doing is demonstrating leadership by ending – purposefully and vocally – the practice of junk food fundraising, and championing and promoting healthier fund raising options in its stead.
It’s one of the wealthiest countries in South America, but Brazil’s approach to setting water policy and pollution regulations lags behind that of most of the developed world. Adalto Bianchini is working to change that. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.
Guy Caron for LEADER!
The Mother of Dragons cuts it all off.
This Slow Cooker Pear Sauce is a great recipe for using up ripe pears! Enjoy it with ice cream or add it to your baking! – – – – – – Last week my friend Tiffany gave me this enormous box of pears. And now I’m trying to come up with ways to use them all up, as I don’t want them to go to waste…I have a really hard time throwing food out…it feels like bad karma to me! And since many of the pears are very ripe, bordering on overripe, I thought one of the best ways to deal with them was to turn them into a sauce like apple sauce. And what better way to do that than with a slow cooker. So on a busy morning before we rushed out to school, work and errands I loaded up my slow cooker with fresh pears and waited for the magic to happen. After a few hours on low, the house smelled like cinnamon, and I had a delicious batch of pear sauce to use. The thing about pear sauce, is that it’s not apple sauce. It’s much different…the texture is a little more gritty, and the flavour is different, […]
As part of the Beyond Words series, Evans will reveal accounts of hope and hardship from France’s Calais refugee camp as told in her 2017 graphic novel Threads: From the Refugee Crisis.
President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has, as a corporate attorney, personally represented a host of energy and utility companies, many of which do business that is directly impacted by FERC’s decisionmaking. According to Kevin McIntyre’s financial disclosure — obtained by DeSmog and published here for the first time — these include major utilities, fracking companies, pipeline builders, and international energy corporations.
McIntyre is a lawyer who co-leads the global energy practice for the legal and lobbying firm Jones Day, and is currently awaiting final Senate confirmation of his appointment to the nation’s top energy regulatory body. That confirmation may come as soon as this week.
For the first few weeks after publishing, all was going pretty well.
Nancy MacLean’s book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, was “deeply important” and a “feat of American intellectual and political history,” said a review in Publishers Weekly.
The New York Times said the book joined an emerging corpus of important work of scholars and journalists that was “documenting the systematic, organized effort to undermine democracy and change the rules.”
But it didn’t take long for the apparatus of the “radical right” to swing into action, with attacks coming from many of the same individuals and institutions that the Duke University history professor documents in her book.
I wrote about Queen of Out Space here and here:Along with the awful set design, genre fans treasure the “giant spider” that’s the size of a kiddie pool (and slightly less menacing) and, especially, the racy costumes worn by what looks to be Sylvia Plath and her fellow Mademoiselle interns.Then there’s Zsa Zsa, throwing awkward […]
It’s not a matter of surprise to know the data files stored on your MS Outlook can blow-up anytime. Your emails are stored locally on your machines, including the offline storage folders (Yes, you read that right). Outlook uses an offline folder (OST file) to allow its users to work offline, even if the Outlook … Continue reading OST File Corruption Reasons and Solutions
David Cole pens a must-read history lesson:This hysteria and fearmongering is nothing new. Since the end of World War II, every few decades, self-proclaimed “watchdogs” decide that America has a Nazi problem. In the 1950s and early ’60s, the ADL’s Arnold Forster and Benjamin Epstein made a cottage industry out of writing books warning about […]
Recovery of data from offline Exchange database files to Outlook email client (PST file) has many unseen challenges. So, there is a requirement for reliable EDB recovery tools that meet user’s requirements even in complex conditions. Many Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) recommend Kernel for Exchange Server to recover data from corrupt EDB files and … Continue reading Most recommended edb to pst converter by Exchange experts
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