Slim your bill and waistline down by saving cash on food

  • Posted on: 14 August 2010
  • By: KatrinaM

Numerous individuals are effortlessly overwhelmed when it comes to saving money, though it can be very simple. Many people think that saving money -- on food, household supplies or quite possibly retirement -- is a monumental task that demands lots of time, money and sacrifice. However, it doesn't have to be that way, particularly for those who start off small and slow with a couple of small changes at home.

Tips on saving money on food


Could this healthcare reform benefit encourage more layoffs?

  • Posted on: 29 June 2010
  • By: Connecticut Man1

Call me silly, but it seems to me this could just encourage more layoffs - and layoffs of higher paid taxpayers, to boot - at the precise time that we really need to be encouraging broadening the tax base:


Saturday Morning Open Thread: "Uh oh, Spaghetti-Os" Recall Edition

  • Posted on: 19 June 2010
  • By: Open Thread

I saw this over on DailyKos, in the Overnight News Digest:

15 million pounds of SpaghettiOs recalled

Campbell Soup Co. is recalling about 15 million pounds of canned "SpaghettiOs with Meatballs" because of possible under-processing, the U.S. agriculture department said.

Uh oh, Spaghetti Os.

Are you a big fan of Campbells or any other national canned food product? ...leave a comment below. And remember: This is an Open Thread.


Cadmium Poisoning / Product Alert: McDonald's 'Shrek' Glassware

  • Posted on: 7 June 2010
  • By: GreyHawk

ATTENTION: If you have a glass Shrek-themed drinking cup from McDonald's, you need to read this. Small amounts of cadmium have been detected in the paints used on the characters and pose a serious health risk.

From Reuters:

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp has recalled at least 13.4 million "Shrek"-themed drinking glasses in the United States and Canada after consumers were warned to stop using them because they contain the toxic metal cadmium.


Cadmium was found in the painted design of the movie characters on the glassware, which McDonald's outlets sold for about $2 each, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Canada's health ministry Health Canada.

The recall affected 12 million glasses in the United States and at least another 1.3 million in Canada, according to McDonald's.

"A very small amount of cadmium can come to the surface of the glass, and in order to be as protective as possible of children, CPSC and McDonald's worked together on this recall," CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson said in an email.

The CPSC said designs on the glasses, made by ARC International in Millville, New Jersey, contain cadmium and "long-term exposure ... can cause adverse health effects."

If you have one of the Shrek-themed glasses, cease using it and return it to McDonald's for a full refund.

Thank you.

Hat-tip to Jennifer and g'ma of DelphiForums for the initial heads-up. This has also been tweeted by GreyHawk in the following form:

HEALTH RISK: Return any Shrek glass cups to McDonalds 4 a full refund - do not use. Cadmium poisoning.

Please retweet and help spread the word.


I Guess My "Dodd Protesters" Video is Going Viral?

  • Posted on: 5 August 2009
  • By: Connecticut Man1

Both Rachel Maddow and KO on Countdown picked up this video of mine and I caught it late last night after others pointed it out to me. The video of some seriously insane Dodd bashers was also picked up at some of the bigger Blogs around the net, yesterday. Some material that I xposted from ePluribus Media to dKos, yesterday, and reposted today to get a few more eyeballs on it.

Josh Marshal points to a post at TPM DC where they picked up the Dodd suicide video, as did The Political Carnival where GottaLaff was nice enough to link back here when she found out I did the video. Also, it was put up early yesterday morning by tparty at MLN when I pointed it out to them. Thanks kindly for picking it up. Via avahome, AMERICAblog picked it up too. I guess it is going a bit viral now? Well? "Dump Dodd" was complaing that they didn't get any exposure from the event... You are welcome! snickers. More Below The fold...