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Every Bar Needs This Item In The Ladies Room

When a patron orders an Angel Shot, they’re covertly letting their bartender or server know that they’re either on a date that’s not working out, or they don’t feel safe because of another guest’s behavior.

Smuggled Chinese Pork Found In NYC Markets

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – During the past three months, from October to December 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance (SITC) program seized and destroyed more than 1,900 pounds of prohibited pork, poultry, and ruminant products from New York City-area retailers. APHIS reports these items were sourced from China, lacked required import permits and health certificates, and therefore are considered a risk of introducing diseases as well as...

Fan Tosses Sex Toy On Field During Bills’ Rout Of Patriots

THE NEW YORK POST – Five seasons after a fan first tossed a sex toy into the Bills' end zone, the tradition was revived Saturday in the third quarter of Buffalo’s 47-17 rout of the rival Patriots in the AFC wild-card round. After Patriots wideout Kendrick Bourne caught a third-quarter touchdown from Mac Jones, a fan launched and fired. The object flew right by Bourne and landed in the corner of the end zone, where...

Exercise Buffs Urged To Take A Break

BBC – A mental health charity is reminding people that while exercise is a good thing, some people are taking it too far, often as an antidote to the stress and anxieties of life. Mind says some push on, even if they are injured or unwell: keeping fit can become an obsession. During the first Covid lockdown, exercise was one routine people could still do. Some, like 21-year-old Catherine, became over-reliant on it. "Like many people, I was...

White House Insists ‘No Red Flags’ over Texas Synagogue Terrorist

(Headline USA) The al-Qaeda-loving British national who took four Jewish people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the U.S. but raised no red flags, the White House said. Malik Faisal Akram, 44, arrived in the U.S. at Kennedy Airport in New York on a tourist visa about two weeks ago, officials said. He spent time in Dallas-area homeless shelters...

Myocarditis: COVID-19 Is A Much Bigger Risk To The Heart Than Vaccination

The risk of myocarditis after infection with COVID-19 is 146 cases per 100,000. Based on a study out of Israel, the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is 2.13 cases per 100,000 vaccinated.

‘Mild COVID’ Isn’t Always Mild: Tips For Recovering At Home

ABCC NEWS – It started with chills on New Year's Eve. Hoping a hot shower would help, Dr. Michael Henry stood there, freezing. "I couldn't get the water hot enough," said Henry, 65, recalling his first symptom. Overnight, he developed a sore throat, followed by fatigue and a cough. A day or two later, something really scared him while taking his first deep breath of the morning. "It felt like I was sucking through a straw,"...

ARRESTED AT OLIVE GARDEN: Vaccine Enforcement Gone WAY Too Far?

Headline USA – New York City police this week were once again arresting citizens who dared defy the draconian vaccine mandates that require health passports to simply enjoy a meal or a night out in the Big Apple. A group of anti-forced-vax protestors tried to order food at an Olive Garden restaurant in Times Square, but were refused service when they failed to produce the requisite vaccine passport, according to The Blaze. Under the city’s restrictive...

Urgent Warning: “Do Not Kiss Your Pets”

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said Tuesday that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small mammals, according to officials from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The pet shop employee tested positive for the delta variant on Monday, and several...

Jury Orders Cracker Barrel To Pay $9.4 Million In Personal Injury Case

(CNN) A jury in Marion County, Tennessee, ordered Cracker Barrel to pay a man $9.4 million after it found the company at fault for serving him a glass filled with a chemical instead of water. "The jury returned a verdict for compensatory damages of $4.3 million in just 30 minutes, and awarded punitive damages of $5 million after only 10 minutes of additional deliberation," Plaintiff William Cronnon's attorney Thomas Greer said. Cracker Barrel said it was...

China Loves Maine Lobster

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is showing no signs of slowing its demand for American lobster this year despite disruption to the supply chain and international trade caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese demand for the crustaceans grew dramatically during the 2010s in part because of the expansion of the country's middle class. The lobsters are especially sought after in winter because they are a popular delicacy on Chinese New Year, which is Feb. 1...

#1 Worst Food For Covid

CNBC – When the first wave of Covid hit the U.S., it became clear that the majority of patients being placed on ventilators had a series of underlying conditions. Among those were metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, both of which have been surging in the U.S. over the past few years. A question that puzzled people at the beginning of the pandemic was: Why does diabetes make it harder to fight a respiratory virus? First,...

Agency Accidentally Ruins 471 Covid Tests, Orders Do-Overs

ABERDEEN, Md. — Hundreds of people have to get re-tested for COVID-19 after their tests taken Monday had to be discarded. The Harford County Health Department confirmed that 471 tests -- all taken on Monday, Jan. 10 -- couldn't be processed. The vendor for that site, Omnipoynt Solutions, sent an email to everyone impacted to let them know. According to the letter, there was a COVID-19 outbreak at the lab Omnipoynt usually uses and the test...

Rabbi Threw Chair At Gunman, Ran For His Life

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story follows below ...  COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — The rabbi of a Texas synagogue says he threw a chair at the gunman and then escaped with two other hostages after 10-hour standoff. Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker told "CBS Mornings" on Monday that he let the gunman in Saturday because he appeared to need shelter. He said the man was not threatening or suspicious at first. Later, he heard a...

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