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Russian Standard, along with lesser-known vodka Green Mark, are one of the few alcohol brands

Russian Standard, along with lesser-known vodka Green Mark, are one of the few alcohol brands imported from Russia and sold in the United States. It's parent company, Roust International, is owned by Roustam Tariko, a Russian oligarch who also owns Russian Standard Bank. The alcohol company didn't immediately respond to CNN Business' request for comment.
These boycotts are largely symbolic because Russian-made vodka accounts for a very small percentage of the roughly $7 billion in annual vodka sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), a national trade organization that represents spirits makers.

Less than 1% of vodka consumed in the United States is produced in Russia. In fact, more than half of all vodka consumed domestically is actually made here, according to data from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis, a global firm that tracks alcohol sales.


https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/27/business/russian-vodka-boycotts/index.html

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I still don't like the sound of buying Stoli or Smirnoff!

California beer:

The Ingredients that go into the making of a Conspiracy Theory

From an article I read months ago at Psychology Today, I think it was.

1. The Dunning–Kruger effect is the cognitive bias whereby people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. Some researchers also include in their definition the opposite effect for high performers: their tendency to underestimate their skills.


2. Apophenia is the tendency to perceive meaningful connections between unrelated things. The term was coined by psychiatrist Klaus Conrad in his 1958 publication on the beginning stages of schizophrenia. He defined it as "unmotivated seeing of connections [accompanied by] a specific feeling of abnormal meaningfulness". Other science sources explain that the brain came to specialize in meaning-making and pattern-finding. The brain has evolved in a dangerous environment where the ability to fill in the blanks conferred important survival advantages.


3. Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values.



Put these all together, in no specific order, and you've got one person or a group of people who once supplied with random non-facts can twist, bend, rationalize and spread any imagined idea, event or plan as a real thing.

Anyone else see that article? I did a quick search and found similar articles but the exact one that I read.


Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite?

Hot Sauces - Your "Desert Island" favorite?

Over the decades I've tried tens of different mexican style hot sauce brands and we keep at least eight types on our fridge door at all times.

However, my general go-to sauce and Desert Island fav would have to be Tapatio.

How about you guys?

Others that rotate in & out of our fridge:

Cholula: Reg., Chipotle, Sweet Habanero (fav) varieties.

El Yucateco: Green and Red (yummy, but funky preservatives though)

Pain Is Good (no it's not, waaaaay too hot)

Melindas, Reg.

Pico Pica: Hot and Taco sauces

Dancin' Skeleton

Tabasco Reg.

Mezetta Taco (red)

La Victoria Green

No longer buy:

Frank's Red Hot
Crystal
and a bunch of others

Trump will rat-out those Congressmen below him to save his own ass.


When the DOJ has the evidence as provided by the J6 Committee, state's D.A.s and in the DOJ's own investigations, they will go after Trump and watch The Donald will SING LIKE A BIRD handing the DOJ the keys to prosecuting Jim Jordan, MTG, Boebert, Perry and a whole host of treasonous Republicans.

TFG will plea for less prison time.

He's just too big of a coward.



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