Missouri Firm Recalls Ribeye and Carcass Products That May Contain Specified Risk Materials

SRMs are tissues that may contain the infective agent in cattle infected with Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), as well as materials that are closely associated with these potentially infective tissues. Therefore, FSIS prohibits SRMs from use as human food to minimize potential human exposure to the BSE agent.

via Missouri Firm Recalls Ribeye and Carcass Products That May Contain Specified Risk Materials.

George Will Loses The Plot

What I have to wonder about is this: What negative behavior, action, or thoughts did George Will commit to gain notice from his peers that he is now projecting on women that he knows nothing about?

The Dish

In his column last Friday on what he sees as the dangers of progressivism in universities, George Will provoked widespread outrage by expressing skepticism in statistics about campus rape and mocking the Obama administration’s response to the crisis. The line that seemed to really set people off was his allegation that campus progressivism seeks to “make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges,” which in turn makes “victims proliferate”. In fairness to Will, he wasn’t specifically referring to sexual assault here, and the line has since been widely quoted out of context, but Twitter wasn’t about to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Amanda Marcotte covers the backlash:

Sexual assault victims were so outraged at being told they exaggerated their experiences to get some unnamed “privileges” that they took to Twitter to explain how un-fun it actually is to come out about your rape. Wagatwe Wanjuki kicked it off with a tweet reading, “Where’s my survivor…

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Firecracker Cauliflower Recipe

I find cauliflower to be a nice and meaty veggie and it works perfectly in this dish to replace the chicken or shrimp. The florets are coated lightly in a breadcrumb mixture and then baked until just tender and slightly crispy around the edges. Meanwhile, you’ll quickly whisk together a sweet and spicy homemade chili sauce that rivals anything from the store. (And by making it yourself, you can easily adjust the spice level by adding more or less sriracha!)

Serve the cauliflower over a bed of rice, sprinkle with some green onions and then drizzle with the finger-licking good sauce. I found that drizzling the sauce instead of coating the cauliflower with it helps keep the florets nice and crispy.

via Firecracker Cauliflower Recipe.

Chile rejects Patagonia wilderness dam project | News | DW.DE | 11.06.2014

There were scenes of jubilation in the capital city Santiago’s Plaza Italia as opponents of the dam heard the news.

“This is a historic day,” Juan Pablo Orrego, international coordinator of the Patagonia Without Dams campaign, told IPS news agency after the decision was announced.

“I am moved that the citizens… managed to finally inspire a government to do the right thing in the face of a mega-project,” he added.

“We did it. We won. Viva Chile!” and “Goodbye HidroAysen!” were among the messages tweeted on the group’s Twitter account.

The company may still appeal the project. The dam project, one of numerous schemes around the world that have sparked protests, would generate a about a third of Chile’s current energy needs. Experts say that Chile, which has a heavy reliance on a energy-intensive mining industry, will have to triple its current 18,000-megawatt power generation capacity within 15 years.

However, since being elected last year, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet had said the plan was not viable.

via Chile rejects Patagonia wilderness dam project | News | DW.DE | 11.06.2014.

ISIS bids for global jihad leadership with Mosul attack – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East


Before taking Iraq’s second largest city this week, ISIS had already seized most of Anbar province in Iraq and Raqqa province in Syria. There, it enforces a Taliban-style extreme version of Islam. Mosul represents a much bigger price, an ancient city with great symbolic value. ISIS is effectively creating a stronghold across the Syrian desert in the heart of the Arab world, erasing the borders set a century ago by the British and French after the fall of the Ottomans.

Baghdadi, like Zarqawi, has bigger ambitions. Last month, the Saudis foiled a major ISIS plot to carry out attacks in the kingdom, arresting dozens. ISIS has recruited thousands of foreign fighters to fight in Syria, and some are reportedly being trained to go home to fight in their native lands. ISIS probably trained the French Muslim who attacked the Jewish Museum in Brussels and killed four in May.

Taking Mosul could expose ISIS to counterattack by the larger US-equipped Iraqi army backed by Iran. It may provoke the Kurds, too. It’s a gamble. For Baghdadi, it is an audacious move to outshine his mentor.

via ISIS bids for global jihad leadership with Mosul attack – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

47 years of occupation: Every photo tells a story | +972 Magazine

47 years of occupation: Every photo tells a story

Marking 47 years of the Israeli occupation since 1967, we asked Activestills photographers to choose one photograph from their archive and write about it.

via 47 years of occupation: Every photo tells a story | +972 Magazine.

Ebola update | Sierra Express Media

Ebola was officially confirmed in Sierra Leone on Sunday May 25th this year and only one (1) woman was confirmed having the disease.

Below are official up dates of Ebola suspected cases, confirmed cased and death rates respectively


Suspected cases

Confirmed cases


Monday 2nd June 2014




Thursday 6th June 2014




Monday 9th June 2014




via Ebola update | Sierra Express Media.