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#1339; Less Borrowing than Hoarding

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At least the library book has a ticking clock attached. These cobwebbed shelves of books I OWN never had a chance.

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would be better if it were shorter and ended with "oh no"
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Footage of Over 30 Hummingbirds Splashing in a Birdbath

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Youtuber WildWingsLA has a special birdbath setup specifically for hummingbirds outside their Beverly Hills home. Known for being territorial, it’s rare to see so many birds at once, but at times the frame fills with dozens of them. Fun fact: a group of a hummingbirds is called a charm. (via Laughing Squid)

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A modern stonecarver

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A fascinating presentation by a very well-spoken young woman.  Give it a try for a couple minutes; I think you'll finish it.
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Chicken Skewers Sold At Costco Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

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If your dinner plans include enjoying those chicken skewers you grabbed at Costco, you might want to go with plan B: More than 20,000 pounds of chicken skewers have been recalled over listeria contamination concerns.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday the recall of 20,446 pounds of fully-cooked skewer products that were imported from Montreal-based Expresco Foods after the products tested positive for listeria contamination.

The recall covers West End Cuisine Grilled Mediterranean style skewers and Expresco Grilled Garlic and Herb skewers packaged on Aug. 9 and Aug. 15.

According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, import inspectors with the agency recently discovered the possible listeria contamination during routine inspection of foreign shipments.

So far, no illnesses or reports of adverse reactions to eating the products have been reported.

The chicken was sold at retailers, including Costco, in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, and Texas.

Affected products can be identified by the establishment number “36” inside the Canadian Food Inspection Agency mark and the following UPC and lot codes:

• 1.3-pound packages of West End Cuisine Grilled Mediterranean Style Chicken Skewers containing the UPC code 621588314947 and lot codes: 172562, 172640, 172571 and 172704.

• 1.09-pound packages of Expresso Grilled Garlic & Herb Chicken Skewers containing the UPC code 621588315555 and lot codes: 172563, 172668, 172669 and 172670.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Customers with questions regarding the recall can contact Expresco Foods at (514) 843-2353.







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Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

How many shows these days would do this, and do it this way? These days, it would be all, “Ohh, we have to be sensitive and show the nuances of each side” and try not to make either side seem wrong. It wouldn’t be clearly spelled out, “pro-choice is right, if you’re against it you’re the bad guys.”

Jim Kirk is not here for your anti-birth-control, anti-choice, pro-death-penalty BS

James Tiberius Kirk was written and portrayed as a feminist and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Yep.  That episode is exactly what you think it is:  pro-birth control, pro-population control, pro-choice, and pro-women’s right to choose.  And yes, Kirk, the supposed playboy of the spaceways, is in favor of all of the above.

It was written and aired in 1969.  

It probably couldn’t air today.

THINK ABOUT THAT.

Also LMAO at all the sad whiny geek boys who are like “I miss the GOOD OLD DAYS of SCI-FI when it wasn’t all about SOCIAL ISSUES and instead it was just about MEN HAVING FUN IN SPACE. Like Star Trek! Star Trek wouldn’t put up with all this SOCIAL JUSTICE FEMINISM IN SCI FI bullshit!” And meanwhile I’m just over here like “…did you actually watch the show?” 

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It’s also important to bear in mind that the Original Series had a predominantly female fanbase, and during its initial run, was widely mocked and dismissed by mainstream (i.e., male) science fiction fans as being fake sci-fi for girls. It’s difficult to overstate the influence women had on the franchise in its early days; most of the early Star Trek conventions were organised by and for women, and indeed, those same organisers were primarily responsible for the massive letter-writing campaign that prevented the show from being cancelled after the 1968 season. Without that campaign, the episode pictured in this post would never have been made.

The popular image of James Kirk as a sleazy womaniser is part of a conscious effort to erase that history and render the franchise’s roots palatable to the misogynistic geekboys of the modern SF/F fandom.

For a summary of those points, see “Star Trek’s Underappreciated Feminist History” by Shannon Mizzi, which draws from Patricia Vettel-Becker’s “Space and the Single Girl: Star Trek, Aesthetics, and 1960s Femininity”.

And a gentle reminder that TOS was a Desilu production, which its board of directors voted to cancel after the second pilot due to cost concerns, a vote that Chairman Lucille Ball overruled. There is no Star Trek without Lucille Ball.

Originally posted by zidlersdiamonddogs

Basically you have women to thank for Star Trek. Go suck on that, JJ Abrams.

Bringing this back because I recently saw a post from a dudebro complaining about how Star Trek has become all “PC and has an agenda” unlike in the “good old days” 

so here is a clip from the “good old days” of Star Trek not having an agenda. 

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Papaya Recall Expanded, More Than 100 Salmonella Cases Linked To Fruit

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Late last month, federal food safety regulators revealed they had linked a possible Salmonella Kiambu outbreak, including several illnesses and one death, to recalled papayas. Now a second recall has been initiated, as the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue investigating the outbreak, announcing that more than one hundred people have fallen ill.  

Latest Recall

Agroson’s announced Friday the recall of 2,483 boxes of Maradol Papaya Cavi brand papayas grown and packed by Carica de Campeche after other brands of papayas grown at the same farm tested positive for Salmonella.

According to a notice posted with the FDA, the papayas were distributed to wholesalers in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey from July 16 to July 19.

The company notes that the fruit was available for sale to retail customers until July 31. No illnesses have been reported related to the Cavi brand papayas.

The affected fruit can be identified by the PLU sticker, cavi MEXICO 4395.

Wholesale customers that received the papayas have been notified to remove the recalled product from inventory, store shelves, and other commercial venues. Agroson’s says it is performing “recall effectiveness” checks on those customers.

Agroson’s notes that it has ceased importing papayas from Carica de Compeche.

The company says it is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its imported produce by taking samples of every load to a private lab, and testing for Salmonella. It is also cooperating with regulators’ investigation into the outbreak.

The Investigation

In late July, Grande Produce informed the FDA that it initiated a limited recall of its Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 – July 18, 2017.

Those papayas, the FDA said, had been linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 47 cases, 12 hospitalizations and one death from 12 states in the Salmonella Kiambu outbreak reported so far.

The states involved are IA, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NJ, NY, PA, TX, UT and VA.

More Illnesses

In an update Friday, the CDC said that the outbreak investigation now included 109 ill people from 16 states. So far, 35 of those individuals have been hospitalized.

Additionally, the outbreak investigation has been expanded to include Salmonella Thompson illness.

According to the CDC, the expansion came after samples from papayas sold in Maryland returned outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu and Salmonella Thompson.

As a result, the FDA is working to identify other brands of papayas that may have originated from Carica de Campeche and facilitate recalls.







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