The U S Never Should Have Looked The Other Way When North Korea Made It Known That They Have plans for targeting U.S instillations and God only knows where else.They run these exersizes with blank bombs. Make no mistake about North Korea means business and is no friend of the U.S. or the West.
Drop massive leaflets to evacuate the city’s and drop an A Bomb to show our resolve and mettle.The hatred they have for the U.S. is irrational.The North Korean’s have a puppet as dictator with his strings being pulled by the North Korean Army.While their peoople are starving they continue to posture against the U.S.
It Is Widely Known That Eisenhower Sacrificed Our Prisioners Of War As An Aggrement To End Our Involvement In The Korean War..Many Were Transfered Over To Red China And Then Made Their Way To Mother Russia where They Lived Out Their lives.Lets Not Forget The Publo Takeover In 1968
No rinky dink nation should ever process a nuclear device and make either threats or dictate terms to the U S.
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The American art of competitive eatingWhen most people think of competitive eating, thoughts of “all-American” pie and hotdog eating contests come to mind, with rows of sweaty competitors stuffing their faces with as much food as they can fit in their mouths. While such contests are not uniquely American, they did begin gaining popularity in the United States after Nathan’s Famous held its first hotdog eating competition on Coney Island 96 in 1916…. read on
Since then, the types of foods eaten and the venues of contests began to vary and spread quickly, both nationally and around the world. Now the home to Major League Eating and the International Federation of Competitive Eating, America has developed a reputation for such competitions. Ranging from baked bean to latke eating contests, today, people all over the world are eager to test their stomachs at the intense game of competitive eating.
Competitive eating veteran Don “Moses” Lerman from Levittown, New York, has competed in over 100 food competitions since he began in 2000. Now retired at 64 years old, he has decided to resign from his life of competitive eating to enjoy retirement and time with his family. However, he remains passionate about his past career in the art of eating.
“All those years were nothing but fun,” Lerman said. “It was a really great time.”
One point that Lerman emphasized was how much skill and willpower is required in the sport of competitive eating.
“Three things that are very important in a contest are speed, capacity and technique,” Lerman said. “My family was also very dedicated and supportive, which really helped.”
Lerman recounted his eating career passionately, explaining that he gained many memorable experiences and friendships through participating in contests. He nostalgically recalled his many feats:
“There’s nothing like the cheer of a crowd. It was a truly great feeling.” His biggest regret, however, was that he wished he had started “in his 20s or 30s, when [he] was younger.”
Otherwise, Lerman has no regrets about his participation, and takes great pride in his many prior wins, and the fact that he was actually the first competitive eater to coin a nickname. Don “Moses” Lerman became his title when his aunt decided that his doppleganger was a 1981 Islander’s hockey player. From there, the name stuck.
Just getting started in the game, however, is Ithaca College’s very own Taylor Palmer, a junior economics major. Although still an amateur, Taylor has so far competed in and won one second place and two first place titles in the past three chili-pepper eating contests at the Downtown Ithaca Chili Cook-Off.
“I had a natural propensity for eating hot foods, so first year around I decided for shits and giggles I would throw my hat in the ring. I found I was pretty good at it, so I kept going with it,” said Palmer.
His family and friends were also very encouraging of his newfound hobby “My family’s very much on board with it. My friends are also generally there to cheer me on. Pretty much everyone has been very supportive,” Palmer said.
Although disappointed by his second place title at this year’s chili pepper eating competition, Palmer said that his loss gave him even more motivation.
“The dejection of losing something that I definitely thought I was going to win… felt terrible. But now I have a newfound life in competitive eating, where now I have something that I’m striving toward in the future, and I’m currently working on training. I’m going to train to become a professional competitive eater,” Palmer said.
The competitive eating training process is demanding. Back in his days of rigorous training, Lerman risked water intoxication on a regular basis by drinking two gallons of water per day.
“It expands the stomach,” he explained. “Some people starve themselves. That shrinks the stomach. You want to stretch it.”
Palmer agrees that it’s helpful to expand the stomach, which he says can be effectively done by eating a head of cabbage for all meals, followed by adrinking a gallon of milk. In addition to this, however, he also plans on doing some specific training for spicy food competitions in particular. He gave an example of one hot food champion who goes to sleep at night with chili paste lining the interior of his mouth.
“That’s something I’m going to give a shot very soon. If I can fall asleep with a habañero in my mouth I will be prepared,” Palmer said.
Though training for and participating in eating competitions has not yet posed any known health consequences for either Lerman or Palmer, it is not without serious risks.
As competitive eating has become increasingly popular, dieticians have speculated about its possible dangers. Binge eating can cause stomach perforations in people with undiagnosed ulcers, and since consuming such massive amounts of food in such little time is an extreme and unnatural activity for the body, doing so could exacerbate underlying health conditions. Other unexpected complications can include jaw fracturing and jaw arthritis— two conditions that can make eating anything a painful and difficult experience.
Despite the excitement surrounding competitive eating, the challenges and possible health hazards that it poses generally outweigh the rewards for all but the strongest of stomachs. However, for veterans like Lerman and new entrants like Palmer, those risks just add to the glory of winning— and that glory can be addicting, as Palmer is discovering.
“Keep a lookout for me in the Southern Tier amateur competitive eating circuit,” Palmer said. “And if you’re thinking of signing up for the chilli pepper eating contest, don’t—because I’m going to win.”
Lizzy Rosenberg is a freshman IMC major who is ready for any eating competition, as long as it involves Indian food or avocados. Email her at Erosenb3[at]ithaca.edu
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I am not a mid westerner I am a New Yorker born and raised in New York City and as such remain proud of my Brooklyn New York accent.What bugs me is that the news on T.V. will never have a native New Yorker broadcast the news.Even in our ( metro New York) area you’ll never hear a N.Y accent. Even if the on air news celebrity is a native-born and raised New Yorker the station will insist that they squelch any a semblance of New Yorkese and try to feign some sort of Mid Western accent.
I’m over 70 years old now and in my day there were 3 distinct new York Accents or speech patterns ..Jewish, Italian and Irish. Each had its on style or phrasing & delivery when talking ..;Maybe a Okie from Muskogee couldn’t tell us apart when but talking every new Yorker could ..
The New York style of speaking was way over exaggerated when shown on T.V.,Movies and commercials with stars such as Fran Drescher with her unique Jewish way of speaking with Italians over done with Sylvester Stallion & Irish with non other with the likes of a James Cagney..Those days are long gone long .
My Grandmother was born in New York City back in 1901 and raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Like many children of non-English speaking immigrant parents they learned to speak english from their School teachers who were for the most part Irish New Yorker’s who spoke with a South Brooklyn accent .
They pronounced words such as Birds as Boyd’s … Church as Choych and called oil earl..Demograhics have changed all that and with different ethic group you don’t hear people speak that way anymore.
They try to convey that us New Yorker’s are less educated than the rest of the nation because of the way talk.I remember when I was in grade school and asked my teacher what is the pronunciation “Water” or Wata”(to roll the er or affix and A at the end in place of the “Er”) both are correct she replied. New Yonkers don’t loose your N.Y. accent.I you attend an out of State College to get an education that’s OK….but keep the New York accent.
Yiddish words that made itself into our English language below
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Lets not have a 23rd Arab nation. what is needed is for the 22 Arab nation to Absorb to so called 70 year refugees.Any Arm twisting should be squarely on the 22 Arab countries shaded Green (which compromises a geographical area the size of the continental U.S). & not on Israel (shaded in Red ) to accept and absorb their fellow Brother Arabs. Also there are an addition 30 more non-Arab Muslim Nations that they can go to.
These same Arabs when they immigrate to the U.S.A are very unhappy applying themselves to the American standard and law while romantisizing those 52 Muslims nations.
The solution is two-fold…. First let them show some fervor & Insist that their Brother Arabs absorb them into any of 22 Arab nations or let them apply to go to any of the 30 additional Muslim Nations.Leave Israel alone to enjoy that tiny piece of real estate the size of New Jersey “Their Ancestral Homeland”.
There are no moderate Arab Nations.The Olympics tought us that .Remember when opposing Olympic players from “Moderates Arab Nations” downright refused to shake an Israeli Olympic Players Hand?.
Lets face facts the Arabs don’t want a Jewish state even if its only 1 inch wide and they would fight tooth & nail with every fiber of their strength to retake that one inch …Who’s fooling Who ?
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