Ground Beef Price Climbs to Another Record High.
The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high–$4.096 per pound–in the United States in September, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
In August, according to BLS, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time–hitting $4.013. In September, the average price jumped .083 cents, an increase of 2.1 percent in one month. Full Story
With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heat, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.
According to a Winston-Salem Journal report, the State Board of Elections discovered the potential illegal voters Tuesday night when the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles ran a search for DACA licenses. The 145 DACA recipients whose names appear on the SBOE’s voting rolls will be sent letters requesting documentation that they are citizens, the report noted. Full Story
A single Bronx voter listed in official records as being 164 years old led Board of Elections officials to review their files — where they turned up another 849 New Yorkers who were supposedly alive when Abe Lincoln was president.
The stunning discovery came after The Post reported last week that the birth date of Luz Pabellon, a spry 73-year-old who has been living and voting in The Bronx since the 1970s, was recorded as Jan. 1, 1850.
This week, a search of the records in all five boroughs found 849 more voters with the same wacky birth date.
Board officials chalked up the implausible age snafu to previous practices that allowed residents not to provide their exact birthdays when registering to vote.
Some of the new voters — mostly women — simply wrote that they were “21+” — above the legal voting age. Full Story
I posted my answer to FCKH8′s idiotic reasoning behind using 8 year-old “princesses” dropping ef bombs in order to gain attention for their “cause.”
Good thing we have an Ebola Czar now, even though the guy hasn’t shown up for work yet. Granted, he’s already in line for a promotion. But back to the deadly virus. We now have a Liberian under observation in New Jersey after landing in Newark Tuesday on a flight from Belgium, via Liberia.
A West African passenger on a flight landing at Newark Liberty International Airport was taken to University Hospital because of concerns about the deadly Ebola virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday night.
“During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola,” Carol Crawford, a CDC spokeswoman, said in a statement.
The Department of Managed Health Care in California has declared surgical abortion among “basic health services” that all health insurers must include in any policy sold in the state. This arbitrary ruling applies to churches as well.
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Well, those who don’t want surgical abortion as part of their health insurance don’t have to buy health insurance. Wait, doesn’t that violate Obamacare? Damned if you do, damned if you don’t California Pro-Lifers.
The United States implemented a country-of-origin law (COOL) on most meat sold in the country in 2008. Sellers are to list where the animal was born, raised and harvested.
Mexico and Canada objected and took their case to the World Trade Organization (WTO). On Monday the WTO ruled against the United States.
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The MacIver Institute has documented how the offices of the City of Milwaukee have been coordinating with and actively assisting liberal advocacy group, Wisconsin Jobs Now (WJN), in their effort to get absentee voters to the polls.
The city has been providing free reserved parking near the municipal clerk’s office for the 10 vans owned by WJN. They basically work in a rely where voters are being picked up and hauled to the clerks office to same day register and vote during the 2 weeks of early voting.
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Another indication to suggest that this is a jihad terror attack. Nothing conclusive yet, however. “UPDATING: Gunman killed at Parliament Hill, other suspects sought,” by Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, October 22, 2014:
A gunman has been shot and killed inside Parliament Hill’s Centre Block and police are swarming over downtown Ottawa hunting for other possible suspects after several shootings rocked Ottawa on Wednesday morning — including one at the War Memorial that wounded a soldier and another near the Rideau Centre mall. The War Memorial shooting occurred just before 10 a.m., and the shooter then apparently drove to the gates of Parliament Hill and ran inside the buildings. A witness also reported that another man headed east, potentially in the direction of the Rideau Centre. Witnesses said 30 to 50 shots were fired inside the Centre Block. more .
After months of not writing an odds & ends column, I’ve decided to do another Odds & Ends again this week.
There are just too many things to write about to pick just one.
So, fire up the keyboard and let’s go.
President Jarrett and the Bad Back
Say, did you know that Valerie Jarrett had back surgery in Chicago last week? Full Story
Multiple gunmen stormed the Canadian Parliament complex Wednesday, shooting at least one soldier and spraying as many as 30 shots inside the government building in Ottawa and leaving the nation’s capital on virtual lockdown just two days after a terror attack in Quebec, officials said.
A diet study about the supposed benefits of green coffee bean extract, which got national attention after Dr. Oz promoted it on his TV show, has been retracted. The science watchdog website Retraction Watch reports that the two researchers who were paid to write the study admitted they could not verify the data. Full Story
During a performance in Philadelphia last week, stand up comedian Hannibal Buress said Bill Cosby was a hypocrite because he criticized the ethics of black people but allegedly raped 13 women.
According to a letter from a lawyer for the State of North Carolina to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a speaker at a recent NAACP conference in North Carolina urged audience members to mislead the NAACP’s own members into believing they do not need to register to vote in advance, or that they do not need to vote at their assigned polling place. Why? The letter alleges: To create confusion and animosity during the upcoming mid-term elections in North Carolina, and to use the evidence of that confusion in the ongoing litigation between Eric Holder’s Justice Department and North Carolina and to show that North Carolina’s election integrity laws are discriminatory. From the letter: Full Story