For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!
Well, isn't this just GREAT! A BACON SHORTAGE! Say it ain't so!
Anyway a recent press release from the U.K.'s National Pig Association is warning that a "world shortage of pork and bacon next year is now unavoidable": "New data shows the European Union pig herd is declining at a significant rate, and this is a trend that is being mirrored around the world. Pig farmers have been plunged into loss by high pig-feed costs, caused by the global failure of maize and soya harvests. All main European pig-producing countries report shrinking sow herds." And the Financial Times reported that this past season's droughts in North America and Russia are to blame for the spike in prices for grain crops, which are used to feed animals. (Huffington Post)
If someone would just listen...hurry up and make a Bacon fragrance...i dunno, maybe call it Petunia or Pinky or heck even Porker, I don't care...let me tell ya men would love us ladies to bit (bacon bits) and you'd make a gaziollion dollars. Gotta run...bacon on sale at Bi-Lo,
So, would it be worth the trade-off? You see there’s a new study has finds eunuchs -- who are castrated men -- live nearly 20 years longer than other men.
The South Korean researchers studied 80 eunuchs from the Chosun Dynasty, which ruled in Korea from 1392 to 1897, comparing the only known record of eunuchs' lives to genealogical records of other men of similar social rank.
They found the average lifespan of the eunuchs was about 70 years, 14 to 19 years higher that non-castrated men of similar social standing. Previous studies have shown that castration increases lifespan in animals, but human studies haven't been conclusive. The researchers said the study supports the idea that male sex hormones decrease men's lifespan.
People with psychopathic tendencies -- callousness, manipulation and anti-social behaviors -- apparently have an impaired sense of smell. Australian researchers said studies showed people with psychopathic traits have impaired functioning in the front part of the brain -- the area largely responsible for functions such as planning, impulse control and acting in accordance with social norms. Their study, published in the journal Chemosensory Perception, found individuals who scored highly on psychopathic traits were more likely to struggle to both identify smells and tell the difference between smells, even though they knew they were smelling something. (UPI)
So, the nose knows?
A federal jury yesterday (September 19th) awarded a 59-year-old Colorado man $7.2 million in damages for developing a chronic obstructive disease known as "popcorn lung" from inhaling a chemical used to flavor microwave popcorn. Wayne Watson charged that the popcorn manufacturer and the supermarket chain that sold it were negligent for not warning on labels that the butter flavor chemical is dangerous. Watson was diagnosed in 2007 after years of eating two to three bags of microwave popcorn a day, purposely inhaling the buttery-smelling steam after he opened the bags. He was the first popcorn consumer diagnosed with the disease, although there had been other legal cases involving people who worked at plants where microwave popcorn was made. Jurors sided with Watson and found the popcorn maker, Gilster-Mary Lee Corp., liable for 80 percent of the $7.2 million damages and supermarket chain King Soopers liable for 20 percent.
What do you think of the jury awarding Watson a whopping $7.2 million?
Do you think the popcorn maker was negligent for not putting a warning label on the microwave popcorn? Was the supermarket negligent for selling it?
Is is justifiable for company to have to guard against something like a customer putting his face in a just-opened bag of microwave popcorn and inhaling the steam two to three times a day for years?
Does hearing about "popcorn lung" make you more wary of buying microwave popcorn or of people in your office making bags of it, with the fumes traveling throughout the workplace?
What is wrong with South Carolina? A Bluffton woman will go to court to defend her family's right to keep a chicken as a pet, despite a city ordinance that bans chickens. 41-year-old Stephanie Stewart said she plans to argue that the chicken is a family pet, and not a banned livestock animal. She said, "I am not looking to farm, and I'm not going to build an ugly coop in my yard. [Smartie] sleeps in a dog crate in the garage. She mostly stays in my flower beds underneath plants I have out there. She scratches around, and if it's getting dark, she will peck on the door to come in." Police cited Stewart last month, after receiving a complaint about her violation. The town manager said, "I will assure you the police department was not just riding through the neighborhood and saw a chicken and issued a citation. A complaint was filed, and the police department responded." (UPI)
WOMAN, get a dad-gum dog, get a cat, what about a turtle, fish...and get over it...a chicken is a chicken..NOT a pet...eat the thing and hush! Nopw, have a nice day!
Mitt Romney got his version of the "boxers or briefs" question last Friday - and his answer may surprise those who mock his uptight demeanor.
During a taping of ABC's "Live! With Kelly and Michael," hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Romneywas asked what he wears to bed at night. "I hear the best answer is 'little as possible,'" he joked, according to pool reports but then did not elaborate.
Please tell me we won’t have this happening in America! But, one never knows!
A mayoral candidate in Bosnia is using porn to get votes. Mirad Hadziahmetovic is running as an independent to become mayor of Zenica, Bosnia’s 4th largest city, though he's not expected to win. Running out of time to make an impact before October's election, Hadziahmetovic told The Associated Press he decided to upload porn videos to his official campaign site in an effort to attract voters. To view the material, visitors must answer questions like, "What is more important for Zenica, job creation or increasing the municipal budget" through taxes? Hadziahmetovic appears at the end of each clip, telling viewers: "If you liked this clip, vote for me."
More than half of people surveyed in a recent study were so clueless about their bodies that they cannot pinpoint the correct location of their heart. Most also do not know how much blood we have, how many teeth are in our mouths or what roles our vital organs perform. Many of the 2,000 respondents questioned by researchers were unable to say what our correct body temperature should be, while nearly 10 percent were unsure of the number of kidneys we have. Additionally, the study found 60 percent could not name their own blood type.
OUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT OUR OWN BODIES
50% don't know where their heart is (center-left of the chest)
75% don't know how many bones are in an adult body (206)
Just under 50% don't know how many teeth we have (32)
40% don't know where their kidneys are
Just under 10% don't know how many kidneys we have
More than 50% don't know where their gall bladder is
60% don't know their own blood type
66% did not know that the average adult has between five and six liters of blood
18% think a visor was a type of tooth (it's a surface that protects the eyes)
75% do not know that the liver is our biggest internal organ
40% think a single lung is of a greater size
He had a primate in his underpants. GOSH, I THOUGHT HE WAS JUST GLAD TO SEE ME! Okay, seriously, that's the explanation airport guards at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport gave Sunday for detaining a man from the United Arab Emirates who allegedly had the tiny, big-eyed critter hidden in his underwear.
The guards were conducting a routine pat-down of the Dubai-bound passenger when they discovered the rare, slender loris, according to Hemendra Singh, a spokesman for the Central Industrial Security Force.
The loris is a nocturnal primate that grows to no more than 10 inches (25 centimeters) long, according to the conservation group Edge of Existence. The species, native to Sri Lanka, is listed as endangered under the Wildlife Protection Act of India.
Authorities found a second loris abandoned in a trash can. They sent both to wildlife authorities, Singh said.
Guards turned over the man and two fellow travelers to customs officials. No charges have been filed.
A loris?…I thought was just existed in Dr. Seuss’ books!
Oh well, learn something new every day!
It was a beautiful blue sky September uesday morning on 9/11/01. I was on the air here on WORD and all was normal...but, within minutes, normal as we KNEW it, changed! The skies darkened with ash from crumbling building debris and crumbling lives that were taken in the attack on America. We shared on the air our thoughts, our fears, our hope and SO importantly out deep love for this nation! Let's use this day of remembrance not to just recall the tragedy but to re-capture the feeling of patriotism and pride in being AMERICANS and living in and loving forever the greatest nation in the world! GOD BLESS THE USA! And may WE bless GOD!, Lisa
A Canadian dance studio is taking some flak for offering pole dancing classes for children. Twisted Grip Dance & Fitness in British Columbia has a pole dancing class called "Little Spinners" for boys and girls of all ages. Owner Kristy Craig told CTV that she introduced the class because clients wanted it, and so far 3 girls and a boy have registered, the youngest of whom is 5and the oldest about 12. Craig insists there's nothing sexual about the class, which will reportedly teach similar moves as those in the adult classes, telling CBC, "It's pure fitness and strength and fun. I mean kids love climbing trees. They will climb anything." SO; what do you think, would you allow your child to attend?