VIA: Thursday morning on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Kelly Ripa talked about being grossed out by an article she found that said bugs are in virtually all the food we eat.
Humans have always eaten insects, either accidentally or on purpose, but the large amount of bugs fed to unsuspecting Americans is staggering.
Spencer Michaels, reporting for the PBS News Hour, found that 80 percent of the world’s population eats insects as a regular part of their diet. He pointed out that of the 1.1 million species of insects that scientists have identified and named, 1,700 are edible. He said they contain lots of protein, hardly any fat and do not cause the types of illnesses caused by eating beef or pork.
But what about those of us who would never choose to eat an insect? Apparently, under Food and Drug Administration guidelines, we don’t really get to make that choice.
The FDA’s Food Defect Action Levels guidelines allows for certain levels of bugs and other contaminants in food, and the levels are largely based on aesthetics, since insects don’t generally pose a health risk. Continue reading
The FBI announced Thursday its offering $15,000 for information leading to the recovery of Hailey Burns, who vanished one year ago.
Burns family members say they found the front door of their home on Baldwin Hall Drive unlocked and their 16-year-old daughter was gone. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black long-sleeved T-shirt with Marilyn Monroe on it and Converse tennis shoes.
Hailey has severe medical conditions that require medication and she didn’t not take any of them with her, the FBI said.
The FBI said the teenager had a number of social media accounts, some of which were not on mainstream sites. The FBI and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have identified online profiles believed to have belonged to Hailey, but investigators said they may not have a complete list. Continue reading
You know America’s addiction to opioids has reached critical mass when, Kroger starts handing out free opioid reversal drugs. The Mississippi chain, partnered with the Bureau of Narcotics and DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department, will now offer an opioid reversal drug without a prescription.
Kroger partnered with Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department to make the drug available to everyone.
The drugs will be available at all Kroger pharmacies in the state of Mississippi. Continue reading
Leah Walden, a Baltimore daycare worker has been arrested over the death of an 8-month-old girl who died Tuesday after being assaulted. The incident occurred at a southeast Baltimore daycare facility, police said.
Walden, 23, was taken into custody and charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, first- and second-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment.
A personal profile of “Leah Walden” posted on the Rocket Tiers Learning Center, shows her as a “staff member,” and reads: “I have one year of professional childcare experience and six years of part time babysitting. I am currently a senior staff teacher in the Gentle Storks #2 Class and I really enjoy it. I love seeing the children develop new skills like sitting up, crawling, and walking. The best part of being an infant teacher is caring for babies who love me as much as I love them. This has been the most rewarding experience for me!”
It is not known if Walden still works at the facility. Calls to the Rocket Tiers Learning Center were not immediately returned. An answering machine said the learning center would be closed for one week (starting May 25,) to observed the upcoming “holiday.” Continue reading
VIA: Former Diablo Valley College Professor and alleged Antifa bike lock attacker Eric Clanton has reportedly been arrested on assault charges in Oakland, California.
According to The East Bay Times, Clanton, 28, is being held on $200,000 bail after being “arrested on suspicion of use of a firearm during a felony with an enhancement clause and assault with a non-firearm deadly weapon.”
Michael Eric Clanton has TWO felony charges w/ a $200k Bail#AnTiFa should take notice this is what happens when you’re a communist traitor.
It is not clear if Clanton’s charges are in connection to his alleged bike lock assault spree against Trump supporters – footage of which resulted in members of 4chan’s /pol/ launching an effort to identify the masked padlock attacker. Continue reading
358 dogs, cats and chickens were removed from a Catawba County, NC., home and officials are investigating if the chickens were used for cockfighting. Many of the animals were said to be living in substandard condition with dozens found dead in enclosures.
According to officials with Catawba County Animal Services, the animals were discovered Tuesday in a Claremont, North Carolina home during an investigation by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office in an unrelated matter.
“Many of the animals appeared injured with open sores and missing feathers or sick and had signs of neglect,” officials said.…
GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he body slammed reporter, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian.
The election ending charge comes after the politician attacked the reporter at a campaign event.
Backstory: During a conversation, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte‘s grill and began asking if him if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon. Continue reading
Police are investigating multiple sexual assaults that have occurred near the University of North Texas campus. The attacks are said to be “stranger on stranger,” and not the more frequent “acquaintance” assault, where the victim knows the attacker.
The attacks span the course of months, said Denton Police spokesman Shane Kizer, but the latest attack was reported May 16.
The suspect description is vague — a man standing taller than 6’ and with a large build.…
VIA FOX: During a conversation, Ben Jacobs of The Guardian — walked into the room with a voice recorder, put it up to GOP House Candidate Greg Gianforte‘s grill and began asking if him if he had a response to the newly released Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. Gianforte told him he would get to him later. Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon.…
A “major riot” has occurred at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Ca., this morning. Reports say, Sutter Coast Hospital was “overrun” with patients as a result.
The Outpost reached out the the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). They provided us the following details on the incident:
Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) officials are investigating an incident that sent eight officers to the hospital with injuries.
At 10:25 a.m. today, custody staff responded to a fistfight between two inmates on the B Facility maximum-security general population yard.…