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Even in France…

Fast food sales now outnumber sit-down restaurant food sales in the home of gastronomy: More than half of all French restaurant sales now take place, sacrilegiously, at fast food chains, according to a new survey by food consultancy firm Gira Conseil. This is the first time fast food sales have surpassed sit-down restaurant sales in…

Becoming One of “Them”

A friend of mine who volunteered at a shelter in New York City told me this story over Thanksgiving. ┬áThe shelter she worked in responded to the range of people affected by the crisis. ┬áMany of them, as always in a crisis, were those who were already struggling and marginalized – illegal immigrants afraid to…

…and I don’t really have time today. Seriously, you’ve got to read the whinings of this idiot, and MTMB’s response. Maybe because my family of six pulls in less than 50K a year (as opposed to the 450K the gent in question is whinging about), and because I can identify still with the realities of…