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Saturday, August 19, 2017

#EndorseThis: “Bernie Sanders” Debunks Avocado Toast On ‘@midnight’

It’s been exactly one year since the Democratic primaries and the last time James Adomian could break out his Bernie Sanders impression in any relevant sense. (Meanwhile, his touring partner, Anthony Atamanuik, plays Trump every Thursday on Comedy Central.) Still, Sanders-as-Adomian popped in during Wednesday’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick — in its fourth and final season — to debunk the myth that millennials invented avocado toast.

Egg Company Execs Jailed Over Salmonella Outbreak

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

A couple of rotten eggs finally got their due. Well, sort of.

On June 27, 2016, Jack and Peter DeCoster, former owners of a Quality Egg Co. (not kidding), were ordered to begin serving time in jail.

The pair previously had been sentenced to three months each in jail for their role in a salmonella poisoning outbreak in 2010. The culprits admitted to knowingly shipping eggs with false processing and expiration dates to fool state regulators and retail customers about their age, and to bribing a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector at least twice to approve sales of poor-quality eggs.…

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Fast Food Lobbyists Fight State And City Regulation

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

This article first appeared in Forbes Magazine 

When the city council of Santa Fe, New Mexico, placed a measure on the local ballot to tax sugary drinks earlier this year, the soda industry responded quickly, pouring $1.3 million into the anti-tax campaign. To cover their bases, industry lobbyists also pursued a back-up plan: they backed a bill in the state legislature to strip local governments of the power to levy such taxes.

In the end, the state language was added to another bill that sailed through the New Mexico House before dying in a Senate committee, shortly before Santa Fe voters defeated the local soda tax.…

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