Beyond Beyond the Fringe category archive
Mango Cremes, a new addition to one of the world’s most expensive brands of cookies,* is not what its name implies.
If only Mango Crèmes were healthy. If only they were made with mango. That’s right, the ingredients include sugar, corn syrup, coconut and a cocktail of concentrates—cranberry, pomegranate, orange, grape, strawberry and shitake mushrooms—but no mango.
Aren’t mushroom cookies your fave?
Comparing Mango Crèmes with a comparable portion of Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies shows Mango Crèmes have more calories, more fat, more sugar, and less protein. Healthy indeed.
*Just for giggles, figure out the “per cookie” price sometime.
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I used to work for a company that manufactures RFID identification and tracking systems. They make for very convenient business and industrial security systems by doing away with the need for keys and ensuring that employees have access to areas where they belong, but not to areas they do not.
Using them to track persons in their daily activities, though, is a step beyond that. They may not be the “mark of the beast” (I certainly don’t think so), but they may easily be the mark of the beastly.
I can see a time when we will all be micro-chipped “for our own good.”
Relative to the previous post, whaddya bet these kids were tumblng on Tumblr?
The parents drank about a quarter of the milkshakes but didn’t finish them, saying they tasted funny and were grainy, Milka said.
But the shakes – loaded with prescription sleep aids allegedly provided by the friend – were effective, and the parents quickly fell asleep.
A child therapist (watch me avoid the obvious pun) is quoted as saying that drugging (druggng?) one’s parents is not “a healthy level of rebellion.”
I suspect therapy and therapists would be saner if the concept of “adolescent rebellion” were replaced with the more accurate concept of “getting away with stuff.” The concept of “rebellion” implies a goal of some sort.
I know that, when I was a kid, I really wasn’t rebelling against anything.
I just liked getting away with stuff.
The teacher was disciplined and apologized, but that wasn’t enough.
The lawyers are now involved.
The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and told by her teacher to remove a T-shirt supporting Mitt Romney in this year’s presidential campaign sued the teacher and the School District on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl’s civil rights.
Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy’s right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her “to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights.”
DuFresne bills his company, Tattoo Art Inc., as creators of “the world’s most popular tattoo designs.” So popular that a Grand Rapids, Mich., company, TAT International, and its tattoo parlor, TatStore, bought a license to market Tattoo Art’s designs.
Tattoo Art sued TAT for copyright infringement and breach of a licensing agreement after finding that TAT had altered some of its designs and were marketing them as its own, according to the court filings. (TAT had agreed to pay additional royalties but never did.)
Tattoo Art was awarded over half a mil.
The Florida Times-Union reports officials in the State Attorney’s Office said Thursday they won’t be seeking the death penalty against 46-year-old Michael David Dunn. He was initially charged with second-degree murder.
Dunn is accused of the Nov. 23 shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.
The brutal truth is this:
I’m certain he never imagined he could be charged for shooting a black kid. After all, it was only a black kid.
As I said, it’s a brutal truth, but I can think of no way to prettify it.
That’s how some folks (still) think in these modern times.
Somehow, I expect that misusing 911 will also turn up in the charges.
When she finally stopped, she was charged with driving while impaired, felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving and driving left of center, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.
At Delaware Liberal, Pandora recounts tangling with a believer in the mystical magical misrepresented Mayan calendar motif. Read it.
My favorite line, a true and absolute gem:
Tulsa Fox affiliate gives directions to Canada for Tulsans fleeing Obamacare for Canada’s single-payer system.
Listen for the laughter in the background:
Offered without comment.
Peter Morrison, who serves as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party, wrote in his post-election newsletter that there was a clear solution to the problem of Obama’s re-election.
“We must contest every single inch of ground and delay the baby-murdering, tax-raising socialists at every opportunity,” Morrison wrote. “But in due time, the maggots will have eaten every morsel of flesh off of the rotting corpse of the Republic, and therein lies our opportunity.”
. . . and Santa is already descending on local malls to sell photographs.
At MacArthur Center
The magic words to explain Santa’s early arrival are these:
$21 to $55
Also, movie sales.
The SPLC rounds up reaction amongst the mongers of hate:
(At Ole Miss–ed) Shortly after midnight, several hundred mostly white students protested furiously, reportedly yelling anti-black racial slurs and throwing rocks at passing cars. An Obama/Biden campaign sign was burned before campus police broke up the crowd in Oxford. There were apparently no arrests or injuries.
The reaction to the re-election of our first black president from the radical right — and that seemed clearly to include some University of Mississippi students — ranged from sputtering rage and name-calling to calls for a new Southern secession, mass emigration to Europe, or even the break-up of the United States. There was one thing large numbers seemed clearly to agree on: The changing racial demographics of our country, expected to lose its white majority by 2050, was key to the result.
Read the rest. Then help them out with a donation.
Update: John Cole thinks this story is a hoax.
“I don’t need the labor force coming down saying I laid people off because they are Hispanic, I don’t need the headache. We are in a right-to-work state, but I did inform people that I would possibly had to be making layoffs. I did make the notification 30 days ago. I followed the laws.”
He claims that he won’t be able to afford employees after the coming regulatory Apocalypse. (More details and audio at the link.)
Also, he didn’t like that some of them wore Obama shirts on election day.
That’s how a Cali school district is defending itself in a civil suit by a woman who, when she was in middle school 18 years ago, was systematically sexually abused by male and female teachers.
The girl was twelve at the time.
Like the honchos at Penn State and in the Catholic Church, the bigwigs in the school district ignored complaints and covered up the conduct while it was going on.
Kristen Cunnane was “careless and negligent” and contributed to her ongoing sexual abuse at the hands of a middle school teacher, the Moraga School District claimed in its first legal response to the UC Berkeley swim coach’s lawsuit against the school district and three former administrators.
(Much more at the link.)
This is comparable to the priest who claimed that little boys were seducing Catholic priests.
The school district and its lawyers claim that this is a “necessary” legal tactic.
These are not nice people.
Celebrating their Southern heritage:
State (North Carolina–ed.) election officials are looking into reports that a truck pulled into the parking lot outside an early voting site this morning in Goldsboro towing a trailer displaying effigies of President Barack Obama, Gov. Bev Perdue and other officials, all hanging from nooses.
The contraption, which also showed effigies of a judge and law enforcement officials, was reportedly displayed outside the Wayne County Public Library on Ash Street, a one-stop early voting site.
This will take all the fun out of t-ping your 10th-grade English teacher’s front lawn.
Snap Secure, a smartphone security app created by Princeton, N.J.-based cloud service applications company Snap My Life, already functioned to control who children talk to by phone, text with and what they browse online.
The app, which comes with a $5.99-per-month subscription, is one of dozens of products developed by tech companies specifically for parents to monitor children’s locations. Snap Secure has rolled out new features just in time for Halloween that takes the surveillance up a notch by allowing parents to set perimeters on a GPS-enabled map that limits where a child is permitted to travel. If a kid steps outside of the marked area, parents receive a notification and can check the map to see just how far the child has strayed.
All seriousness aside, we seem to have a generation of paranoiac papas and meddling mamas. Maybe it was ever so, but cyber-stalking one’s own kids adds a new dimension.
I suspect that, if this practice grows, it will spur kids to defy the surveillance to do things which, if they weren’t relentlessly spied on, they might not otherwise do.