In the past few days, a whole list of things have made me want to hold my nose. Just for starters:
Neal Augenstein, wtop.com
WASHINGTON — With today’s smartphones, more people are taking their work and personal lives wherever they go — even to the toilet.
A new study of mobile phone habits shows 75 percent of people have texted, emailed, used apps or surfed the web while nature calls.
More than 90 percent of people between 28 and 35 will return a call or text while sitting on the toilet.
One in five men joined a conference call while sitting on the toilet, despite the possibility of people on the other end hearing noises or accidentally hitting the FaceTime video conferencing button…
How about leaving your cell phone in your pocket or, better yet, at your desk?
If you use your cell phone on the toilet, you will most likely contaminate the phone. (All the more so if you DROP the phone.) Suppose you wash your hands, then pick up that phone again. You’ve just gotten the germs back on your hands.
Kristin Annable Jan 26, 2012 – 9:24 PM ET | Last Updated: Jan 27, 2012 11:13 AM ET
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver can claim one more victory in his food revolution after McDonald’s stopped using what he called “pink slime” in its burgers.
On Thursday, McDonald’s USA announced it was discontinuing the use of ammonium hydroxide in its beef.
The Naked Chef had publicly denounced the use of the additive on his show, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. He questioned how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could allow the compound to be used in foods.
Ammonium hydroxide is made of water and ammonia and is used to kill bacteria. Typically it is used in household cleaning products.
On one episode of his show, Mr. Oliver said that beef producers take beef “trimmings” that would normally go to dog food and wash it with the compound until it is fit for human consumption.
“Imagine how happy an accountant is, you just turned dog food into what can potentially be your kids’ food,” he said on the episode…
Yep, ammonium hydroxide is household ammonia – the stuff you use to clean windows, and janitors use to clean floors. It isn’t McDonald’s decision to stop using the ammonia “meat makeover” treatment that bothers me, but rather, the fact that they sold adulterated food, without disclosing what they were doing, in the first place! All of that nanny-state “nutritional labeling” has proven to be useless, when we aren’t even told the truth about what the ingredients are. How many people would buy a burger if the label disclosed that it contained meat scraps treated with ammonia?
- More details from Yahoo News.
- According to a story in the NYT, ammonia treatment does not reliably kill microbes.
- National Review: ABC’s Slime Time News
Memphis talk radio host Thaddeus Matthews insulted and humiliated Republican congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann during a recent interview. He ended the interview by saying, “get your stupid, ignorant ass up out of my studio.” As Bergmann was leaving the studio she extended her hand to the host and Matthews refused to shake hands because he didn’t want the “whiteness” to “rub off” on him.
Note: The video of the incident was clearly made by someone who doesn’t favor Republicans or members of the Tea Party.
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Jesus said, “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” (Matthew 15:11 KJV) Indeed, Thaddeus Matthews defiled not only himself and his talk show guest, but also the entire citizenry of Memphis. I question the judgment and common sense of anybody who would advertise on Matthews’ show or even listen to it more than once.