(PCM) Its Not Safe For Lunch. Its Not Safe For Work. It’s Tan Mom’s music video “It’s Tan Mom”.
For some reason, Tan Mam Patricia Krentcil decided to record an electropop rap song entitled “It’s Tan Mom.” It’s bad on mutiple levels, music, performance singing/rap(?)
“I’m sexier than the Teen Mom – I am cool, I’m the cool one – I’m hotter than the Octomom.” are just a sample of the lyrics from the 45-year-old (and looking like a 70) Nutley, New Jersey mom’s song.
The New Jersey mother began her publicity-whoring in 2012, after she faced child endangerment charges for allegedly placing her 5-year-old daughter in a tanning booth, after her daughter told a choll nurse she went tanning with mommy.” Patricia said she believes the nurse, who then called the cops, “made the worse mistake of her life” and “should to be punished.”
She was later cleared of the charges, and brought the term “tanorexia” into the lexicon.
And don’t be surprized to hear her new catch phrase on beaches this summer – “It’s Tan Mom, Bitch!”
On one hand, I have to ask if we need to call in Big Brother every time we may have a question about someone’s parenting skills (she faced up to 10 years in prison) – the repercussions of the false claim will effect her, her family, and now, everyone who sees the video.
Like our friends at TMZ said, about her video, “It’s so bad, it’s amazing.”
(PCM) This May 25th, 2013, there will be Marches Against Monsanto held all over world, inspired by marches already held in Europe, protesting Monsanto, the primary source of genetically modified foods.
Why Are We/They Protesting This Time?
It is all about GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisims, basically foods with modified genes for human and animal consumption.
In plants, it means that they are modified to be more tolerant to hebidides and insecticides.
in animals, research in using genetically modified animal cells are creating possible cures for diseases, or even grow faster in the food chain.
Given that these new genes are, by intellectual property law, owned by the companies that created them, many people feel that not enough is known about the long-term safety of these scientifically-created foods.
Wikipedia offered a fair view of the controversy: The genetically modified foods controversy is a dispute over the relative advantages and disadvantages of food derived from genetically modified organisms, genetically modified crops used to produce food and other goods, and other uses of genetically modified organisms in food production. The dispute involves consumers, biotechnology companies, governmental regulators, non-governmental organizations and scientists. The key areas of controversy related to genetically modified (GM) food are: risk of harm from GM food, whether GM food should be labeled, the role of government regulators, the effect of GM crops on the environment, the impact of GM crops for farmers, including farmers in developing countries, the role of GM crops in feeding the growing world population, and GM crops as part of the industrial agriculture system.
There is broad scientific consensus that food on the market derived from GM crops pose no greater risk than conventional food. No reports of ill effects have been documented in the human population from GM food. Supporters of food derived from GMOs hold that food is as safe as other foods and that labels send a message to consumers that GM food is somehow dangerous. They trust that regulators and the regulatory process are sufficiently objective and rigorous, and that risks of contamination of the non-GM food supply and of the environment can be managed. They trust that there is sufficient law and regulation to maintain competition in the market for seeds, believe that GM technology is key to feeding a growing world population, and view GM technology as a continuation of the manipulation of plants that humans have conducted for millennia.
Of course, others queshat ‘we are what we eat’ and genetic modification can affect humans interanally in ways we may not see for years.
Over 60 countries, including the European Union, Austailia, Japan, India, Brazil, Russia, and even China mandate GMO labeling – but not the United states.
Labelling such products may not be such a bad idea… many people prefer to use natual sugar over high-fructose corn syrup; we must label fat content and other dietary/ nutritional information, even what country some foods are grown in.
(PCM) The owner of a Philadelphia restaurant known as Chink’s Steaks since 1949 has officially changed the name to Joe’s Steaks. The eatery had been named for its founder, Samuel “Chink” Sherman, who was given the nickname in grade school, which seemed almost reasonable with early 20th century sensibilities, because of his almond shaped eyes
Joe Groh, 50, who went to work at Chink’s at age 16 and bought the business from Samuel’s widow in 1999, got a complaint from an Asian-American student about the name in 2004.
“It was a tough decision,” Groh told MSN in an interview. “I mulled that over for a few years.”
“It’s a good and dramatic change,” said state Rep. Mark Cohen, D-Philadelphia, who came to the restaurant for the sign changing Monday. “I understand people who want the past to govern the present, but there comes a point when you have to be responsive to changes that exist in the city.”
Of course, not all customers were happy with the name change. “I mean, he’s ignoring the 10,000 signatures on the petition to keep the name? Now, he’s giving in to political correctness,” said Robert Quinn, 59. “I just think it’s ridiculous,” said Eleanor McGonigal, 60. “Cracker Barrel hasn’t had to change their name. I mean, that could be made into a racist thing.”