Rants in the Pants, Episode 37- It’s a Scam Sam

An Idiots Guide to Spotting a Scam Now I know I ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I got my friend good the other day. He’s that odd guy who reads books that I told you about in the episode about the Tiny Vampire Season. Well, he ran into my yard as excited…

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A Romp into Foodland, 2

My last post featured my work at a TV dinner plant . The indiscretions I mentioned mostly involved meat. But meat production is not the only place where one will find problems in the food chain. One summer, I worked in a vegetable plant freezing and packaging vegetables and fruits. I performed cleaned-up and other…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 36-Not Funny

I wasn’t going to write a column this week. I don’t feel witty or humorous at all. The recent assassination attempt on Trump, while not totally unexpected, shocked me as I am sure it shocked you. We live in a country where violence is used when bribery, shaming, blackmail, and indicting don’t work. Violence is…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 35- Don’t Eat the Beans

What does this article have to do with the price of beans? If you stick to the end, I’m sure you will figure it out. My steak and hamburger have been hanging on the edge of danger since they decided to move us away from meat and serve bugs, fake meat, and lab grown meat…

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A Romp in Foodland, My Personal Experiences

Some of my personal experiences in the food processing industry shine a light on how awful it can be and some of the reasons. This is not to say that all food processing plants engage in bad practices. I worked at a number of smaller plants, medium sized plants and even a few large plants…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 34-This is Genius!

One cool trick! This is genius! In only a few seconds a day! You’ll never again! How many times have you seen these proclamations or others like them on the web? Psoriasis, restless leg syndrome, nail fungus, allergies, global warming, cooling your room, you name it. If you have a need, they have the solution…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 33- Better Than Bugs

Now I know you all are already enjoying eating the bugs. I like the ones that are made into a breakfast cereal much like Rice Krispies. So good with maggot milk! But the fake meat isn’t bad either though I like the lab grown meat better. Well, have I got news for you. There is…

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Rants in the Pants, Episode 32- Dad

The picture above is of me feeding Dad a cracker. He was a good man and worked hard to make a life for his family. He was a hero in war and a hero on the home front. He was incredibly tough but had a hear that could easily melt. He was mostly self educated…

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Bird Flu- What You Need to Know

The headlines are filling up with reports of bird flu. Positive tests have resulted in 28 million chickens culled. Bird flu is showing up in cattle. More testing has revealed goats, sheep, dogs, cats, and even dolphins have tested positive. Herds of cattle are slated to be euthanized. Warnings have been put out to avoid…

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