Froma Harrop: Why Do So Many Eggs Come From Iowa? (Creators Syndicate)
An outbreak of bird flu has forced American farmers to kill millions of egg-laying chickens, 32 million in Iowa alone - hence the rise in egg prices. But why so many? Because our eggs are now produced by a handful of gigantic farms. When one of their birds gets sick, the farmers have to kill them all.
Charlyn Fargo: Protein Power (Creators Syndicate)
The newest research shows that we may need to be eating more protein - up to 20 to 30 grams per meal, especially for those over 50. The studies, published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June issue.
Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid (CH3COOH) and water. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria. Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient. Historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses, some of which (such as its use as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today.
Most commercial vinegar solutions available to consumers for household use do not exceed 5%. Solutions above 10% require careful handling, because they are corrosive and damaging to the skin.
When I was a kid, my grandmother & mom did a lot of canning. Learned early on that if you wanna make a decent pickle, the vinegar MUST be 5% (some cheap brands water it down to 4%), so grew up reading vinegar labels.
Still read 'em, mostly outta habit, but then in Girl Scouts we learned to always be prepared. Never know when you might need to make pickles.
Liquid Lois Of Oregon replied:
Hmmmm, vinegar...let me check the back of the linen
closet...wipe off the dust...yes here it is, 5% acidity.
Wow. No wonder I used to be so caustic.
MAM , wrote:
5% ~ The dictionary defines vinegar as sour wine or sour liquid obtained by acetic fermentation of dilute alcoholic liquids and used as a condiment or preservative. I always thought vinegar was vinegar, but there are many different kinds. From left to right: Pomegranate Vinegar; Balsamic Vinegar; Apple Cider Vinegar; Coconut Vinegar; Disstilled White Vinegar; Italian Herb Vinegar; Sherry Vinegar; Orange Vinegar; Red Ppper Vinegar;Rice Vinegar; Brown Rice Vinegar; Malt Vinegar; Red Wine Vinegar; and Pineapple Vnegar.
I use white vinegar as a weed killer, a rinse for my exercise wear, and to remove calcium deposits in my coffee/espresso machine. I'm guessing the answer is 5%.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
CBS starts the night with '60 Minutes', followed by a RERUN'Madam Secretary', then a RERUN'The Good Wife', followed by a RERUN'CSI: The Original Once'.
NBC opens the night with 'Dateline', followed by a FRESH'AD The Bible Continues', then a FRESH'American Odyssey'.
ABC begins the night with a RERUN'America's So-Called Funniest Home Videos', followed by a RERUN'Dancing With The Stars', then a RERUN'The Middle', followed by a RERUN'The Goldbergs', followed by a RERUN'Modern Family', then a RERUN'black-ish'.
The CW offers a FRESH'Monopoly Millionaires' club', followed by an old 'Friends', then another old 'Friends', followed by 3 hours of what passes for local news and other fluffery.
Faux has a RERUN'Bob's Burgers', followed by another RERUN'Bob's Burgers', then a RERUN'The Simpsons', followed by a RERUN'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', then a RERUN'Family Guy', followed by a FRESH'Golan The Insatiable'.
MY has an old 'How I Met Your Mother', followed by another old 'How I Met Your Mother', then an old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by another old 'Big Bang Theory', then still another old 'Big Bang Theory', followed by yet another old 'Big Bang Theory'.
A&E has 'Critics' Choice Red Carpet Live', followed by 'The Critics' Choice Television Awards'.
AMC offers the movie 'The Lost World: Jurassic Park', followed by the movie 'Jurassic Park III', then a FRESH'Halt & Catch Fire'.
[6:00AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 11 - Deep Sea
[6:30AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 12 - Scottish Highlands
[7:00AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 13 - Okavango
[7:30AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 14 - Them & Us
[8:00AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 15 - Making Worlds
[8:30AM] Hidden Habitats-Ep 16 - The Secret To Their Success
[9:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 7
[10:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 1 - Episode 8
[11:00AM] Nature's Weirdest - Season 4 - Episode 3
[12:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 11 - Cafe 36
[1:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 9 - Fiesta Sunrise
[2:00PM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 7 - Jack's Waterfront
[3:00PM] Top Gear - Season 19 - Episode 1
[4:00PM] Top Gear - Season 18 - Episode 7
[5:00PM] Top Gear: The Worst Car in the History of the World
[6:00PM] Weird Science
[8:00PM] Shaun of the Dead
[10:00PM] Weird Science
[12:00AM] Shaun of the Dead
[2:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 1 - The Eleventh Hour
[3:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 2 - The Beast Below
[4:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 3 - Victory of the Daleks
[5:00AM] Doctor Who - Season 5 - Ep 4 - The Time of Angels (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Ski Trip', followed by a FRESH'Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Ski Trip', then a FRESH'Blood, Sweat & Heels', followed by a FRESH'Fashion Queens'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Employee Of The Month', followed by the movie 'Pineapple Express'.
FX has the movie 'Men In Black III', followed by the movie 'Marvel's The Avengers'.
History has 'American Pickers', 'Texass Rising', and another 'Texass Rising'.
[6:00AM] GARFUNKEL AND OATES-FIRST LOOK
[6:15AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-DAVID CROSS WEARS A RED POLO SHIRT AND BROWN SHOES WITH RED LACES
[6:45AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-SIMON HELBERG WEARS A SKY BLUE BUTTON DOWN AND JEANS
[7:15AM] BATMAN-MARSHA, QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
[7:48AM] BATMAN-MARSHA'S SCHEME WITH DIAMONDS
[8:21AM] BATMAN-COME BACK, SHAME
[8:54AM] BATMAN-IT'S THE WAY YOU PLAY THE GAME
[9:27AM] BATMAN-THE PENGUIN'S NEST
[10:00AM] THE MONKEES-YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD KIDNAPPERS
[10:35AM] THE MONKEES-THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COOL
[11:10AM] THE MONKEES-SUCCESS STORY
[11:45AM] THE INVASION
[2:00PM] FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
[4:45PM] BLOOD DIAMOND
[8:00PM] THE TRANSPORTER
[10:00PM] TRANSPORTER 3
[12:15AM] BLOOD DIAMOND
[3:30AM] THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
[5:30AM] MARON-EX-POD (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Staircase-Last Chance - Final Appeal
[7:00AM] The Writers' Room-Breaking Bad
[7:30AM] The New World
[4:30PM] Pale Rider
[7:00PM] The Outlaw Josey Wales
[10:00PM] Million Dollar Baby
[12:45AM] The Outlaw Josey Wales
[3:45AM] The Accused (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'Joy Ride 3: Roadkill', followed by the movie 'Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort'.
At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.
Schieffer will host CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday for the last time after 24 years. He's retiring from a journalism career that began at 20 at a Fort Worth, Texas, radio station and landed him at CBS News in Washington when he walked in on someone else's interview.
He's one of the last of a generation of reporters working at such a high level; he covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a story that gave him one of the biggest scoops of his career.
He learned the craft of reporting, and the importance of checking out facts, from hard-bitten newspaper editors. He's concerned that many young journalists now work in jobs without editors to guide them.
A small group of women's rights activists rallied in Montana on Friday to protest a lifetime achievement award for a state judge censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher.
More than two dozen protesters led by the Montana chapter of the National Organization for Women attended the candlelight vigil outside the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings where former state District Judge G. Todd Baugh was to be given the annual award by a local bar association, said Marian Bradley, regional NOW head.
The event was to memorialize the teen student, Cherice Moralez, who killed herself after her 2007 sexual assault by a high school instructor came to light, and to honor all victims of rape, Bradley said.
Baugh retired from the bench in December after being censured by the state's high court for undermining public confidence in the judiciary by remarking that Moralez was "as much in control of the situation" as former teacher Stacey Rambold.
The decision by the Yellowstone Bar Association to honor Baugh at the museum brought a flurry of online and telephone protests directed at the group. The association's board last month released a statement defending its choice.
A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000.
Victor Gichun of Clean Bay Area says the woman dropped off boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after her husband died.
She didn't want a tax receipt or leave her contact information, and it wasn't until a few weeks later that workers at the recycling center opened the boxes to discover an Apple I (one) computer inside.
The San Jose Mercury News reports it was one of only about 200 first-generation Apple computers made in 1976.
Gichun sold the computer to a private collection, and he wants to split the proceeds with the mystery donor.
The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound (341-kilogram) emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson tentatively ruled on Thursday that FM Holdings Inc. had established clear title to the Brazilian gem, which has been appraised at $372 million. Unless other parties object, the ruling will become final, then a judgment will be submitted and Johnson will sign off on it, said Andrew J. Spielberger, an attorney for FM Holdings.
Nobody was expected to object, he added, because other claimants had either lost in court or settled with the holding company.
The emerald was pulled from a mine in the jungles of Bahia state and is known as the Bahia Emerald. It is one of the world's largest uncut emeralds with about 180,000 carats and stands about three feet tall in the form of enormous green rods embedded in stone.
As Honolulu tries to brush up its image for tourists by cracking down on homelessness in Waikiki, it is causing legal problems for some visitors.
Hawaii News Now reported that one in five of the citations issued for nighttime beach visits have gone to tourists, according to city prosecutors.
Honolulu began closing popular Waikiki beachfront parks at midnight to stop homeless people from settling. Violators receive a criminal citation, which could become a warrant if they do not show up in court.
Those who pay the fine will have a criminal mark on their record, and that could cause non-citizens to be refused entry to the U.S. if they return.
Tourists hit with citations have no easy out. They can hire an attorney or request permission to plead guilty by mail, but fighting the citation is more difficult, because you must be present in court for trial. One Toronto woman ended up with a criminal warrant after missing her court date.
Cleavon Gary (L) and Sarah Brenay both of Mesa Arizona, show their support for Muslim neighbors in the face of an anti- Islamic protest in front of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 29 May 2015. The event was supposed to be a 'draw Muhammad' contest outside the mosque at the by a former US Marine who reportedly claims it is an exercise in free speech. No actual contest took place. The mosque is reportedly the worship site of two gunmen who attacked a similar event in Garland, Texas, USA, on 03 May.
Photo by Rick D'Elia
A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.
Vladimir Kara-Murza was hospitalized Tuesday in a serious condition. Diagnoses have varied, with doctors saying Friday that he is suffering from kidney failure. No cause for the condition has been determined.
After the poisoning of defector Alexander Litvinenko and the mysterious deaths of other Russian opposition figures, some worry that Kara-Murza could have been poisoned. Kara-Murza was a close associate of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was assassinated in February, and works with a civic organization founded by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon and Kremlin opponent.
His wife, Evgenia, issued a statement Thursday saying he had symptoms of poisoning and called for him to be taken to Europe or Israel for treatment.
But his father and the head doctor of the hospital said Friday he won't be sent abroad, Russian news agencies reported.
Babies, held by amateur sumo wrestlers, compete for the loudest crying during the Nakizumo or crying baby contest at Sensoji Temple in Tokyo, Japan, 30 May 2015. The Nakizumo is a traditional event, where babies, accompanied by sumo wrestlers, face each other to determine how loud and long they can cry to celebrate their growth and pray for their good health. Some 120 babies attended the event this year.
Photo by Kiyoshi Ota
The United States on Saturday called for an immediate end to China's intensifying reclamation works in the South China Sea and vowed to continue sending military aircraft and ships to the tense region.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a high-level security conference in Singapore that Beijing was behaving "out of step" with international norms.
China insists it has sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea, a major global shipping route believed to be home to oil and gas reserves.
Chinese delegation head Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of the general staff department at the People's Liberation Army, is scheduled to address the forum on Sunday.
Andrea Repinsky waits for the start of the Art Tougeau parade in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, May 30, 2015. Repinsky dons her monarch caterpillar suit for the event. This year's parade is paired with the Lawrence Busker Festival so Lawrence (Kan.) mayor Jeremy Farmer proclaimed May 29-31 a "The Official Weird Weekend."
Photo by Orlin Wagner
A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. No one realized anything was wrong until their limp, unconscious bodies were noticed beneath the surface.
This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten Island pool raised alarms about a little known hazard called shallow-water blackout or hypoxic blackout, New York City is putting up warning signs at all public pools prohibiting prolonged breath holding.
It is part of a movement to raise awareness of the peril that has killed accomplished swimmers and to stop it by banning lengthy breath holding in the nation's estimated 300,000 public pools.
Shallow-water blackout occurs when a person tries to swim underwater for an extraordinarily long time, typically to build endurance. Swimmers often start by taking multiple deep breaths to go a longer distance underwater, causing their blood levels of carbon dioxide to plunge. Once underwater, carbon dioxide levels fail to rise quickly enough to signal the brain to breathe, oxygen levels fall rapidly, and the swimmer faints underwater and drowns.
"Because the swimmer has a low oxygen level at the time of the fainting, brain damage occurs within a couple of minutes, and death is very likely," a doctor warns in a recent public service announcement. Afterward, Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Phelps urges coaches to end the risky swim team tradition of marathon breath-holding workouts.
The Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611 steam locomotive crosses a bridge over the Yadkin River after leaving the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C., Saturday, May 30, 2015. The train, which has undergone a year-long restoration, is returning to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia.
Photo by Chuck Burton
An unknown disease or infection has ripped through Kazakhstan's critically endangered saiga antelopes over the past few weeks, killing 120,000 animals-nearly half of the world population.
The total number of saiga is estimated at 260,000, about 200,000 of which lived in Kazakhstan.
"We have lost almost half the global population of saiga antelopes, which is a serious blow for the ecology of the steppe and conservation efforts," said Aline Kühl-Stenzel, a terrestrial species officer covering saiga for the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. "The large majority of animals affected are adult females and calves, so this will severely limit the reproductive capacity of the population."
Saiga were nearly eliminated after the fall of the Soviet Union, when rampant poaching for meat and for the antelopes' unique, curved horns-which are used in traditional Asian medicine-caused the population to drop from 1 million to just 81,000. Legal protections and intense conservation efforts have managed to boost the population over the past few years, although poaching remains a major problem.
Previous mass saiga losses occurred in 2010, 2011, and 2012, although fewer than 15,000 antelopes died over the three years. The Kazakh government has previously attributed those deaths to a bacterial infection called pasteurellosis, although E.J. Milner-Gulland, chair of the Saiga Conservation Alliance, said this was never conclusively proven.
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