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First the Lettuce…Now the TURKEY? CDC Issues New Warning

Maybe I’ll just stick to to the bourbon this year.

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Thanksgiving

As we gather today to give thanks for the goodness in our lives, there will no doubt be a joke or two made at the expense of Romaine lettuce.

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control issued a stark and frightening warning, telling Americans to refrain from eating any Romaine lettuce until further notice, and to thoroughly scrub any areas that they believe Romaine lettuce could have come in contact with in the home.  The culprit for the warning was an outbreak of a particularly nasty strain of E. Coli that has proven deadly in recent months.

In fact, yours truly had a tainted salad on Sunday and is just now getting to the point where actual food sounds appealing.  (Great timing, I know).

Now, as Americans gather and prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings, the CDC is back to put another forkful of fear on the table.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is emphasizing safety in preparing this year’s Thanksgiving turkey in the wake of a salmonella outbreak this month concerning raw turkey products that sickened 164 people in 35 states.

About 63 people have been hospitalized and one death has been reported in California linked to the salmonella outbreak, according to the CDC.

“The outbreak strain has been identified in samples taken from raw turkey pet food, raw turkey products, and live turkeys,” the CDC reported.

The organization provided some pointers as well:

The CDC advises:

• Safely Thaw Your Turkey

Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator in a container, or in a leak-proof plastic bag in a sink of cold water that is changed every 30 minutes. When thawing a turkey in the microwave, follow the microwave oven manufacturer’s instructions. Never thaw your turkey by leaving it out on the counter. A thawing turkey must defrost at a safe temperature. When the turkey is left out at room temperature for more than two hours, its temperature becomes unsafe. Bacteria can grow rapidly in the “danger zone” between 40 degrees F and 140 degrees F.

• Safely Handle Your Turkey

Raw poultry can contaminate anything it touches with harmful bacteria. Follow the four steps to food safety – cook, clean, chill, and separate – to prevent the spread of bacteria to your food and family.

The CDC also warned that after the feast, bacteria could grow in foods left at room temperature and is the second most common bacterial cause of food poisoning. Leftovers should be stored at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder within two hours of serving.

Maybe I’ll just stick to to the bourbon this year.

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Popular News Commentary Show ‘The Schaftlein Report’ Now Available as Podcast

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform!

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CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast.

The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events.

The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice.

“The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.”

Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms.

“Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein.

Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the International stage through VietnewsTV, and hosts the televised political talk show, which seeks to address factual political news without the left-wing bias of mainstream media.

For more information about The Schaftlein Report visit the website at schaftleinReport.com

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You can now listen to The Schaftlein Report on your favorite podcast platform! Apple Podcasts iHeart Spotify Podcasts Amazon Audible Podcasts Player.FM CBMJ Inc. (OTC: CBMJ), through its operating subsidiary DeDonato Enterprises LLC, is pleased to announce the launch of The Schaftlein Report podcast. The popular online show, produced in the Market Mover Media studio in Irvine, California, and hosted by political commentator Mark Schaftlein, launched its podcast version this week. The Schaftlein Report features a number of regular contributors and guest political analysts, authors, and media personalities. The shows are produced daily Monday through Thursday with relevant and engaging dialogue regarding current events. The Schaftlein Report is enjoying a rapidly growing national audience reached through the company’s websites, social media accounts, and an in-house email list. The expansion into the podcast sphere delivers reach to new audiences and offers another option for accessing the show’s content. The podcast’s audio format is intended to provide commuters in particular the ability to enjoy the show on their podcast platform of choice. “The addition of The Schaftlein Report delivered as a podcast with its daily newsworthy content, exceptionally knowledgeable and authoritative guests will give commuters a great alternative to the repetitive —and oftentimes mindless— talk radio,” executive producer and studio owner Marc Garabedian stated. “Schaftlein is an extreme rarity in today’s world of broadcast journalism with his wealth of knowledge and ability to engage his guests with intelligent, spirited, and informative discussion and without the use of conventional electronic crutches like teleprompters.” Through a partnership with Market Mover Media, The Schaftlein Report is now available on Apple, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and other major podcast platforms. “Our goal is to one day make the show available on Sirius and other wise-reaching media platforms,” says host Mark Schaftlein. Mr. Schaftlein has been a conservative political commentator on the…

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Americans, Still Trapped in Afghanistan, Plead with Biden Administration

The trouble in Kabul continues…

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Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts.

And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife.

“I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country.

Their tale is harrowing.

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The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport.

“The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August.

President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great many Americans and our allied partners.

Just because the news cycle is short and forgetful doesn’t mean that conditions are improving in stories that have fallen to the wayside.  This is just the new human attention span, and the marketing industry’s ability to hone in on the speed needed to stay ahead of your own thoughts. And so, despite the unwillingness of the mainstream media to speak on the subject, there are still American citizens trapped under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, begging to be brought home. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Thursday released a letter to President Joe Biden penned by an American citizen from San Diego, California, who is still trapped in Afghanistan alongside his wife. “I am pleading with you again as a fellow proud American and as a husband to help my wife and I get home from Afghanistan,” the American citizen wrote in the October 15 letter to President Biden, weeks after the Biden administration’s botched withdrawal from the Taliban-controlled country. Their tale is harrowing. The American explained that he and his wife risked their lives to get through Taliban checkpoints, only to discover that the October 4 flight was canceled “because passengers did not have visas for UAE, where the flight was to land.” Another flight left on October 11, but the American said they never received a call to go to the airport. “The third scheduled for 13 October was apparently cancelled. We learned details of the latter flights from our Congressman, the Hon. Darrell Issa, who flew to Doha to meet us, and not from the DOS,” he continued, explaining these were not their only attempts made since August. President Biden promised that US forces would remain in-country until each and every American can get home safely, but then abided by a Taliban deadline to evacuate, abandoning a great…

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