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Food rejected by McDonalds as not fit for human consumption to be used in school lunches

An Only In America Story Meat from McDonald's may be safer than the food fed to your kids at school With 70% of meat in ground beef consumed in the USA consisting of pink slime, chances are you already enjoying the taste of ground up offal byproducts and chemicals regularly The US Department of Agriculture said that it's buying 7 million more pounds of the "slime" for school lunch programs across the country [quote]All USDA ground beef purchases for the National School Lunch Progra

People don't want to learn programming they want to make stuff - article

This interesting article outlines some good points about teaching people how to program, other points are debatable, but its still worth the read for such things as: Beginner Programmers Are Plagiarists So Give Them A Lot To Plagiarize and My Programs, Let Me Show You Them More code less talk, seems to be a good rule as well as making programs that are inherently useful That's why android apps are so exciting, simple little programs that people can use Here are some other thing

War is Hell and some people love it - reflections of a soldier

An eye opening article by a long serving soldier on the effects of war and the people who volunteer for it Disclaimer: I am not an academic I have no education past the age of 16, so my writing may be rough What I do have is an entire adulthood of military service, which I terminated recently when I decided I wanted more money for doing the same job I am a private military contractor, and I have an issue with the depiction of war in videogames — or more specifically, the soldiers in

CIA will continue to fund Facebook its most successful information gathering operation - video

The CIA has been granted funds to continue running Facebook, the biggest information gathering site in the world The success of Facebook is seen in comparison to Twitter that according to CIA sources has had over 400 billion tweets and not one useful bit of data was ever transmitted [flash=640x360]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/3sThcwmx3rs[/flash]

Jamie Oliver found £1 million of jewelery and gold and some guns in his celler - image

He also found some master tapes by a band of old depressed gits called Joy Division If you dug up Jamie Oliver's cellar you'd probably expect to find dead dinner ladies yet, when excavating the basement of one of his new restaurants, currently being built in an old Midland bank in Manchester, the chef managed to find not only jewels and gold, but also Joy Division and New Order master tapes as well as a very reasonable collection of guns Total value: £11m Unfortunately, he's had to g

Remember the sweet smelling flowers of your youth? They have all been bred out

Do you ever wonder if flowers were more scented in your youth than now Is it just a sign of declining olfactory perception that there is little smell to modern flowers Turns out its not you Flowers have had the smell bred out of them One elderly gentleman asks why carnations no longer smell as strongly as they did when he was young This is one of the responses [quote]I was a florist for over twenty years It is not your imagination or your nose The oils that produce fr

How Doctors die - mostly at home and at peace - a lesson for us all

It's not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too And they don't die like the rest of us What's unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little For all the time they spend fending off the deaths of others, they tend to be fairly serene when faced with death themselves They know exactly what is going to happen, they know the choices, and they generally have access to any sort of medical care they could want But they go gently

Rumor posted as news - Kim Jong - Un has been assassinated - video

Rumors that Kim Jong-un, the country's supreme leader, has been assassinated just months after he took power originated on Chinese microblogging service Weibo and have now spread all over Twitter If he is still alive will he change his name to Kim Jong-un-dead Others are reporting that Jong-un, believed to be 28 years old, may be on the run rather than dead, but both reports claim that some kind of coup is taking place One person on Weibo wrote loose translation: "North Korea's

Sunscreen may give you skin cancer and accelerate existing cancers

Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop and spread skin cancer because they contain vitamin A or its derivatives, according to an evaluation of those products released today AOL News also has learned through documents and interviews that the Food and Drug Administration has known of the potential danger for as long as a decade without alerting the public, which the FDA denies The study was released with Memo

The Farewell dossier - CIA passed on corrupted chips to Russia which caused a massive explosion - Before Stuxnet was this

This fascinating extract just shows that the CIA were/ are a crafty bunch of individuals Upon finding out that the KGB were stealing or buying undercover important bits of equipment they couldn't get normally, the CIA made some corrupted programs and "gave" them to the KGB ----------- Intelligence shortcomings, as we see, have a thousand fathers; secret intelligence triumphs are orphans Here is the unremarked story of "the Farewell dossier": how a CIA campaign of computer sabot

Japans Immigration Detention facilities display the dark side from this horrifying story

Christopher Johnson, a Canadian war correspondent living with his Japanese wife in Japan experienced another kind of war when trying to enter the country to spend Christmas with his family The war against immigrants Because of some critical articles he wrote about Japan he was detained, threatened, extorted for money, and forced out of the country at gunpoint A shocking tale from a first world country where immigration detention services are contracted out to private companies Excerpts from

Intrepid travellers cross the forbidden North Korea Russia border by train - blog

An excellent blog about two guys who manage to catch a train from Russia to North Korea across a usually forbidden border and the experiences they have, including heaps of photos Apparently the only unescorted tourists in North Korea Very good read http://vienna-pyongyangblogspotcom/2008/09/khabarovsk-khasan-border-russiadprkhtml

Faceless and brainless fish found off Scotland (well, where else would it be?)

A rare species of fish described as “faceless and brainless” was among the unusual finds made by marine scientists off Britain’s coast, according to a Scottish government report and nicknamed "Fishus Bureaucratic " The prehistoric amphioxus species, which grows to about two inches long and has no fins, was recorded off Orkney, part of the Northern Isles that lie off the far northern coast of mainland Scotland The elusive fish is regarded as a modern representative of the first animals th

Protein shakes, Creatine and even weightlifting can cause baldness

The number of men seeking treatment for baldness has surged by a third in the last year - and experts say protein shakes are partly to blame Young mining workers preoccupied with their appearance, who were also turning to Botox to keep their youthful looks, were driving the increase, according to WA’s only hair transplant surgeon Jennifer Martinick Dr Martinick said she was booked out for more than six months and performing more than 400 procedures annually – up about 30 per cent from a

Anti Whaling activists track Japanese whaling ships with military style drones

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society spokesman Paul Watson said unmanned long-range drones, launched from the anti-whaling ship the Steve Irwin, had located the Japanese fleet and relayed the coordinates back to the activists Watson said Sea Shepherd, a militant activist group which annually shadows and harasses the Japanese whalers, had caught up with the fleet at 37 degrees south, 1,000 miles 1,600 kilometres above Antarctic waters No whales had been killed so far, he added "This
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