Italian Airport Makes Exception To Liquid Limits For Pesto Sauce

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It may come as no surprise that deep in the heart of pasta country, officials at the airport in Genoa, Italy, are offering a special culinary dispensation to anyone traveling with the city’s famed pesto sauce.

Genoa’s Cristforo Colombo Airport has been waiving the 100-milliter limit on liquids as long as it’s Genovese pesto as part of the “Il pesto è buono” campaign, which launched June 1. Thus far, more than 500 jars of the stuff have gone through the airport.

In order to fly with pesto jars of up to 500g, travelers simply have to make a donation to a charity called Flying Angels, which helps cover the cost to fly ill children abroad to receive treatment. They’ll then receive a special sticker to stick on the jar. Once the pesto has been scanned by an X-ray machine, passengers can carry it on board.

Officials say the plan was inspired by mountains of confiscated sauce jars piling up at security checkpoints.

Of course, if you’re flying into another country other than Italy, you’ll have to check the local customs rules on what kinds of foods you can bring with you. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection rules, for example, canned goods like prepared sauces that don’t contain meat products are generally admissible. Pesto is made from basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and garlic, so it would likely pass muster.

[h/t BBC]





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Jesus Christ was a brown Jew in the Middle East, conceived out of wedlock in an arguably interracial if not interspecies (deity and human) relationship, raised by his mother and stepfather in place of his absent father.  He may not have had a Y chromosome.  He spent his early youth as a refugee in Egypt, where his family no doubt survived initially on handouts from the wealthy (You think they kept that gold, frankincense, and myrrh from the wise men?  Hell no, they sold that stuff for food and lodging).  He later returned with his parents to their occupied homeland and lived in poverty.

The religion of Jesus’s people has no concept of a permanent hell and instructed its priests on how to induce miscarriages.  Jesus explicitly rejected the concept of disability as a divine punishment.  He spoke out against religious hypocrites.  He had enough respect for women to let his mother choose the time of his first miracle.  He blessed a same sex couple.  He told a rich man that he must give up his wealth to get to heaven, and also told a parable about a rich man suffering in agony in presumably Gehinnom (basically Purgatory) just to hammer the point home.  He told people to pay their taxes.  He declared “love your neighbor” to be one of the two commandments on which all laws hang.  He commanded his followers to help the poor.  He commanded them to help the sick and the needy.  He spent time with social outcasts.  He healed the servant of a high priest during his arrest rather than fighting back.  He was put to death by the occupying government because he was a political radical.

Trump and his administration are xenophobic, misogynistic, racist, fear-mongering, warmongering, tax-dodging, anti-Semitic, anti-choice, anti-welfare, anti-equal pay, anti-LGBTQIA+, anti-immigration, support tax cuts for the rich, support Citizen’s United, want to keep refugees out of this country, want to limit our ability to speak against the government, plan to abolish the Affordable Care Act, and they wrap all of that up behind a banner of “Christian family values.”  If you support them, you have no right to call yourself a follower of Christ.

it’s so rare, yet so fulfilling, to see the J-man on my dash

One of my friends is literally the most religious Christian I have ever met. What does that mean in regards to her lifestyle and outlook? She loves everyone. EVERYONE. Unconditionally. And she supports healthcare and education and birth control and everything that’s necessary to have a healthy, stable society.

Because that’s what her homeboy JC would want.

Canon Jesus is better than Fandom Jesus.

OMG 

“Canon Jesus is better than Fandom Jesus.”

 FTW.

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Canon Jesus is better than Fandom Jesus.
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So true. That's why I don't go to the cons... The fans have taken over.
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It's clear the writers only had about eight episodes written before they started filming, and now they're just making up stuff that doesn't make sense until they get cancelled and leave us with a cryptic and unsatisfying finale.

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Yep.
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Bryce Harper started it

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Bryce Harper started it

Some baseball analysts, ignorant of history, suggested over the last 24 hours that both sides were at fault in the Bryce Harper-Hunter Strickland melee. This is false, like suggesting both sides are to blame when a kid sticks his hand inside a beehive and gets stung 439 times. The bees are just reacting to the […]
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LOL.
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Have you ever wondered where books come from?

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Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.

Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:

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You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm during their first winter:

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See how they happily line up to put them on:

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See? Better. Now they’re ready to go and explore the world.

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And if they make it through the winter and we take good care of them, they will grow up to be strong and wise like their older fellows:

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So, in case you were ever wondering, now you know.

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As a Publishing Professional I can say that this is 10000% accurate, and I am a little concerned you’re just giving away all of our industry secrets on Tumblr.

I am a famousy awards-winning author of BOOKS and I endorse this post.

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Hello sweet baby books!
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Why Snape’s Tragic Back Story Isn’t So Tragic

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THIS.

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I never liked Snape. Not really.
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