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What if they contract the work out to companies that are the ideological twin of Eric Prince?

Would you feel safe having all your thoughts and connections exposed to Teaparty Terrorists?

Just a thought. They still haven't come for my rebellious self as revealed on the world data base.

Not yet, anyway. I must not be special enough.

Causing desperation is good for their business model. It allows them to bully workers, then

Cut social services from their needy family members. The more chaos in those people's lives, the cheaper the labor will be.

They have no morals in that area or any other. The rest of the talk is just to divert attention from the real money and assets that change hands every time they pull this stunt.

And the GOP just stonewalled the bill Obama said they must pass to stop these rates.

This is what 20 years of GOP majority in D.C. has wrought. In the 60's and 70's there were grants and low-rate loans.

Imagine the future if this keeps up.

Oh, wait, Romney's advice is 'Borrow the money for college from your parents.'

If they can't, Boehner's advice is, 'If your parents didn't work hard enough to pay for your education, you were born to be a ditch digger. So get to it.'

Oh, excuse me. The future is now.

I saw them in west Texas my last visit, clustered on mesas standing above the valley floor.

A large dairy in one community I know well put them in and are happy that they will now be going off grid. They have thousands of acres of land and needed power for their walking sprinklers to grow fodder for their herds, run refrigerators for their milk, etc. I didn't see any cows near the bases of the turbines, but then most of these outfits have a lot of land for either beef cattle or dairy cows. They didn't report any problems there, but I'm talking about a lot of acreage

That is an area rich in wildlife but not rainfall, so these are all dry land farms and ranches. The locals were very happy to get the work fabricating the towers and transporting them. Those areas are virtually without people at this point, many homes sitting vacant as their owners left to the big city for work. Not because of foreclosures, since there were never many houses, no subdivisions, etc. But that was always the case there, and it's only increased as the younger generation no longer want to deal with drought, poor prices for their products, etc.

Thanks for telling me where they are. It sounds like a wonderful area to visit.

A foray for groceries: Anyone tried these yet?

Yesterday's trips yielded:

First I went to my favorite store to get some bulk foods, long brown rice, lentils and beans. While I was there, I just had my first taste of 'emmer farro' as a sample, in a dish called 'Emmer Farro Caprese Salad.'

The cook gave me over a third of a cup, and a dozen fresh blueberries as dessert. I was full and completely satisfied as always by their little treats, another of those 'panza llena corazon contento' moments.

He said 'farro is the ancient form of wheat, before humans altered it.' It was like a nutty, chewy type of long grain brown rice, but really, it was much better.

Then I went to COSTCO for carrot juice, avocadoes, apples and few odd items. I decided to buy a locally produced vegan product I'd seen a few times but didn't get. It's called 'vegetarian sausage.' Generally I don't try to 'romance the meat,' but it looked too good to miss when I saw the ingredients.

The company is 'Original Field Roast Grain Meat.' It said the 'grain meat' is a variety of wheat, but it didn't say which one. It claimed to contain 25g of protein per serving. I'm wondering if it's 'farro' wheat.

In the package are three flavors of rather large links, 'Smoked Apple Sage, Spicy Mexican Chipotle' and 'Italian With Eggplant.' Each one has some gluten and torula yeast with various vegetables, herbs and spices. I'm planning to pan fry them in olive or coconut oil. Has anyone here tried these yet?

Thought it would be helpful if I transcribed the recipe for the 'Emmer Farro Caprese Salad' from above:

Emmer Farro Caprese Salad

Step 1

1 cup emmer farro
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt

Place farro, water and salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce to low, cover and simmer for 50 minutes. Drain excess water.

Step 2

2 cups cooked farro
2 tablespoons EVOO
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh shallot or onion
2 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Place the warm, cooked farro in a large serving bowl and add oil and vinegar and mix well. Add shallot, tomato, basil, mozzarella, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Flavors are best when served warm or at room temperature, but it can also be chilled and served cold.

Recipe from Bluebird Grain Farms.

I've never known any blacks to be anti-gay and vice versa. The main thing, as you say, is for us to

Not fall for what these guys are selling.
This is how they keep the poor, poor.

We are at fault if we buy this product while they rob us, because the ones selling this don't believe it. This is a diversion to keep our eyes off what they're doing to all of us.

Confront these clowns. Tell them we're not buying it now, that we all want our freedom to live without being stomped on by the people paying them.

We should ask the media selling this, is it too much to ask, not being robbed and being left to live in peace?

Janx (and others), Kadie found it and asked me to post it here:

President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

There is a second video on Kadie's thread:

Obama: 'I Think Same Sex Couples Should Be Able To Get Married'


President Obama - 2012-05-05 Rally in Ohio

Saw this reported with photographs on other threads but the video on those links doesn't work for me. So I found it on youtube and am posting this video of Michelle introducing Obama in Ohio beginning of the campaign for those who want to watch it here.

It's a cult, oblivious to reflection and reason. Everything that doesn't agree with their sweet...

Little Moses who came down from the mountain with a Constitution written in stone (no amendments after the first 10) and a halo around his head, their much needed daddy figure, will be filtered out.

They have all the enthusiasm and sales ability of a newly converted zealot. And you cannot take that little bright light away from them...

Or else they explode. After overcoming their rationalizations, a lot of fairy dust flakes off and they start name calling.

Good luck getting anything through. I applaud your patience.

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