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February 12, 2017 anita 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
I hire a home schooled teenager to do odd jobs around my place. He has a work ethic, smarter than the average high schooler, and eager to learn. I give him a non-revisionist history lesson while we work. He earns money, learns something, and I get my faith in the new generation restored. Works for both of us.
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Home School • Re: Home school Pros Vs. Cons…The dumbing down of our chil

February 12, 2017 anita 0
rebnavy1862 wrote:
I hire a home schooled teenager to do odd jobs around my place. He has a work ethic, smarter than the average high schooler, and eager to learn. I give him a non-revisionist history lesson while we work. He earns money, learns something, and I get my faith in the new generation restored. Works for both of us.
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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 11, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

anita wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

Chilling my (Censored word. I’m a potty mouth). If you KNOW the enemy is waiting, you don’t walk into the trap. Just a little better planing could have prevented this whole mess. Don’t just blame it on liberals. That a lazy excuse. Trump’s folks didn’t do the work. Its that simple. Of course there was going to be a legal challenge. Who didn’t see it coming.

and why are you complaining to 84? They were trump supporters. Their folks were on TV talking about the ad was in support of the wall and having a “big beautiful door for people to enter the right way” just like Trump said. THATS was the point of the ad. for people to come here right and they would be welcomed.

Here’s the reality: the democrats slow-walked Jeff Sessions’ vote, so the Dept of Justice didn’t have Trump’s person at the helm when they had to support the order. They ended up with two lower-level attorneys representing them (who knows how they were picked) but my guess is that they were actually obama hacks, with no interest in supporting Trump’s order. Those opposing the order judge-shopped–the 9th is the most liberal court in the country, and overturned about 80 % of the time. What’s chilling is how political the judicial branch has become. Sure, maybe the Trump folks should have realized what would happen, how politicized all of washington and the courts are. I think they are having a bit of a tough time realizing that those within the government don’t want to do what is best for the country.

That ad was sympathetic to immigrants. Sure there might have been a big door, but you didn’t see that in the ad on TV, you had to go to the website to see that. What was on TV was a “poor illegals” message.

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February 10, 2017 anita 0
rickdun wrote:

anita wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

Anita, Pittsburgh is very anti-trump, back in December 2016, they started looking into becoming a sanctuary city to boycot Trump’s win over HRC. I haven’t heard anything else about it, I googled it and only came up with previous sentence.

84 Lumber isn’t in Pittsburgh, it’s in Eighty-Four, right? I realize that’s about 20 miles from Pittsburgh, but so is my mother’s house, (going northwest). I can believe the city is anti-Trump, most are, but not the surrounding area. It’s my understanding where my brother and mother live (Butler and Beaver counties) are both pretty pro-Trump.

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February 10, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
Ready fire aim…

Ray, This shows how much the judicial branch has been infiltrated by the left-wing ideologues. This is chilling.

Also, I called 84 Lumber to complain about that ad, BK. I could not believe that 84 Lumber–from Western PA— was promoting illegal immigration.

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Home School • Re: Home school Pros Vs. Cons…The dumbing down of our chil

February 10, 2017 anita 0
Gunns wrote:
My sister home schooled all three of her kids. Two of them went on to college but had to take 3 years of classes just to catch up. They both were in college for over 6 years.

So home school isn’t all that unless you can teach everything that a public school or charter school can teach. As far a public schools now days it shouldn’t be all that tough to out do them.

As I mentioned before, I have seen people who homeschooled their kids, and since nobody liked math, they didn’t bother much with math.

If you are going to home school properly, you need a big commitment. It is almost a full-time job for one parent, and it will require hiring tutors/taking outside classes in areas the parent isn’t competent in. I do know of parents who banded together. One parent was a writer, did the English. One spoke Spanish fluently, was the Spanish instructor, etc. So they almost formed their own little school for certain subjects.

I will also say that my evil mother-in-law decided to “home-school” her youngest, my husband’s half-sister. She basically did nothing and let the kid read books all year. She was a smart girl, and ended up passing her GED, but she was essentially a high school drop-out who read a lot. The mil just called it home-schooling.

So, there are all sorts. (Don’t be THAT sort!)

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February 9, 2017 anita 0

Hi, I have three kids, ages 30 down to 17 (high school senior). I am a product of a mediocre-at-best public school. My husband went to a good (and tracked) public school.

We started our kids in a Quaker school (what I learned there–Quakers are socialist–by their own admission). We didn’t stay long.

We moved to public school, in a “good” suburban district, supposedly one of the top in the state (in PA that isn’t saying a lot). Mediocre. Large class sizes, all the moneys go to the Special Ed end of the spectrum. I was on the district superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council (one parent from each of the schools in the district), and gifted/special ed came up at one point. A parent asked what rights the “regular” student had, and the superintendent responded “none.”

The public school was mediocre. Didn’t challenge the smart kids. So off to a private prep school we went. It was good for our older son, our daughter would have been better off staying in public school, as she had a nice group of friends there and moving in ninth grade is a tough time. She was self-motivated and would have done well no matter where she was.

Our youngest started in public school, and we switched him to the same prep school as his siblings in fifth grade (they were then out of, or nearly out of, college.)
At that point the private school was not worth the money. The school, while always liberal, had become extreme. At one point I wanted to home school, and my husband said that was crazy, due to the socialization aspect. But two years later, he suggested we home school. (At that point our son was in tenth grade and unmotivated. Not a good candidate for home schooling.) The school has gone way whacko crazy. The teachers are blatant leftists (crying in the classroom the day after the election, suggesting that Trump would create internment camps for gays, etc.) The kids are brainwashed with a leftist ideology. I was at a school meeting where high schoolers made a presentation. It made me sick to hear the total brainwashing–like mind-numbed robots. My son and his conservative friends are demeaned and some teachers mark them down etc. (There are also excellent teachers, but not this younger crop that has come in over the last 5 or so years.)

So that’s my experience. Here’s my opinion. If I had it to do over, I’d home school. These days there are so many homeschoolers that I don’t think socialization is a problem. Just as important, you’ll share some classes with likeminded parents who are committed to their kids’ education.

It will cost more, since you’ll still be paying taxes, and buying books, paying for camps, tutors, etc., although some states require the schools to provide books, I think. Some may allow homeschoolers to do sports/band with the public schools. Those are things you need to check out. Whether homeschooling is more or less expensive than private school depends on how much you/your wife can earn. If the homeschooling parent can make substantially more than the cost of the private school, then maybe it’s to your advantage to send to private school, since you’ll make more than that. That assumes you can find a suitable private school.

Of course, if you intend to have more kids, that’s a different story.

There are plenty of opportunities to make friends outside of school. There’s sports, after-school programs. Our local community college has programs for home-schoolers. I think it’s a huge advantage to home school if you have bright kids. Especially if they are really bright in one area, like math. They can move much faster, although you may end up paying for tutors.

The one thing I’ve noticed with people who homeschooled is that they tended to do really well with English, etc., if the kids were readers, the parents were readers, etc. But they tended to let the subjects they didn’t like (math/science) slide and did the minimum there. Just something to be aware of.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

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Northeast • Re: Ramps, aka Wild Leeks

February 8, 2017 anita 0

I’m not sure if ramps are the same as ramsons, or wild garlic, but perhaps similar? I was able to get seed for ransoms from Bakers Creek. They were tough to germinate, although I did grow a few. Have them planted in a shady portion of my garden.

In looking through the Bakers Creek Seeds reviews on Ransoms, someone said they are the same as ramps, so I don’t know. Everyone seemed to agree they are tough to germinate from seed.

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Books • Re: One second after

February 8, 2017 anita 0

E-books have much of the same costs as a print book. The only differences are printing/paper/shipping. The other charges–editing, copyediting, proofing, marketing, publisher, rent, utilities, are still there.

Right now, print books bear a lot of the cost. E-books can be sold cheaply because they add incremental gain. But if/when we go to a much higher percentage of books sold as e-books, they will have to bear their share of the editing, etc. costs.

I think right now publishers are trying to feel their way on pricing so that the various types of books bear their own costs. But we’re slowly seeing e-book prices increase, with fewer bargain prices (for traditionally published books–self-published is separate) for e-books as their share of the market increases.

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Books • Re: One second after

February 7, 2017 anita 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

anita wrote:I posted on another thread here that Alas, Babylon is available as an ebook for $1.99 right now on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Alas-Babylon-Harp … lon+kindle

It was written in the 90s, and was pretty good, I thought. It’s another classic.

I was a weeeee child when Alas, Babylon was a best seller – height of the Cold War – out of date on technology but still very relevant – not wrote in the 1990s ….

it’s considered to be the great granddaddy of today’s PAW fiction ….

You’re right. It was written in ’59. I guess I have a reprint. didn’t notice.

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February 6, 2017 anita 0
Mollypup wrote:
anita, had teachers in my kids classrooms behaved like that……..there would be consequences. I’d have the superintendent by the ear demanding any teacher unable to perform duties for such a ridiculous reason be placed on administrative leave or fired for incompetence. Nor would I be alone. If that wasn’t enough, I’d pull the state school board into it. But then our school district doesn’t mess with me…….and tend to start hiding when they see me coming, even though it’s now my grandchildren in those classrooms. lol Heck, I’ll do it if I so much as hear about it from my grandkids. I’ve done it before many times (didn’t work out well for the district, nearly had them shut down permanently) and I’ll do it again in a heartbeat. I don’t put up with crap like that nor do I run from it. Our funds pay for our kids education (private or public), those people work for US. No sense in such ridiculous behavior.

However, if you do yank him out consider ECOT online public schooling available in every state. Excellent rating by me. Youngest graduated with her average pulled from barely passing to honor roll. (different set of circumstances than your issue made me go that route with her)

Forum editor changed my word ” p i s s ” to “tinkle” :rofl::rofl::rofl: best laugh I’ve had all day

Molly, As I mentioned, this is a private prep school There is no school district to deal with. I have complained, others have gone to the board of trustees. It doesn’t make any difference. The only thing that will make a difference is when parents start pulling their kids. A couple did last year. More will likely do it this year. When the donations and tuitions dry up, then they might get rid of the current administrators–who are relatively new with a liberal agenda. I don’t need to hear “tough talk”. I’ve done plenty over my many, MANY, years with schools. (Since my kids spread a 12 year span between the oldest and youngest, I’ve had kids in schools for about 25 years.)

This is my youngest’s last year in high school, thank goodness. As I said, if it weren’t, it would be his last year at this school. Right now I’m just trying to get out of there.

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February 5, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
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Swamp, I’m not saying they would have voted for her. It isn’t even about party. The problem/question is WHY didn’t they vote at all. What the heck is going on where so many people are in the IDGAF category that voter participation has fallen so low. The “system” is not reaching them, or working for them, or something… How many times have people given their lives for all us to have the right to vote? The 15 amendment, 19 amendment, voting rights act of 1965, are all written with blood. Even 26 amendment changing the age to vote to match the draft was a fight, and all that was AFTER 1776. So why don’t people care anymore? If our leaders have a duty to at least think about all the citizens whether they voted or not is a whole different question.

I think it’s the schools, Ray. Civics is no longer taught. The military is not held up in respect. The flag isn’t, the country isn’t. I think kids barely have an idea of the three branches of government.

It’s not just kids either. Do you ever watch those man-on-the-street questions? Holding up a photo of biden or ginsberg or Antonin Scalia. They have NO CLUE. But hold up a photo of miley cyrus or beyonce, and everyone recognizes them. Ask them a simple question–like who was president during the civil war–few can come up with Lincoln. Who was our first president? — Crickets.

i don’t know what your schools are like out there, but my son goes to a prep school and if it weren’t his last year, it would be his last year anyway. I can’t take it any more. I cannot believe I am paying good money for him to have his head filled with out-and-out garbage. Teachers crying in the classrooms the day after the election, saying Trump was going to have internment camps. Kids running around with rainbow flags wrapped around themselves (even though it’s not part of the uniform–yet!) Teachers sneaking anti-conservative, anti-Trump rhetoric into tests and assignments. One teacher came into class last Monday and said she couldn’t grade papers because she was too distraught after watching all the protesting. Not that she was protesting, mind you, just that the protests distressed her so much that she couldn’t function.

My older kids went to that same school during 9/11, and there was no crying in the classrooms by the teachers, no yelping and wailing–even though many families knew people who were in NYC that day, and some had relatives who died. Things have really changed in 15 years, and not for the better.

Fortunately my youngest has his head on straight (he wears his WWRD–What Would Reagan Do? tee-shirt when he can get away with it. I had to buy him a new one because the last one wore out.) So none of the crap at school influences him. He’s become pretty articulate at stating and defending his positions. And the conservatives at school are seen as the rebels, so he likes that. He can be a rebel by not being a crazy loon.

They’ll be out at the next election though, with about 5 million of their dead and illegal friends if we don’t get voter fraud under control.

But going to school meetings and hearing the lockstep dogma (crap) being repeated over and over is chilling. I don’t think there is any way to get through to these knuckleheads without hitting rock bottom. Total collapse. I hope it doesn’t happen, but it’s either that or civil war, I fear.

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February 4, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
I feel like they push back and forth, and we, the common man always loose.

No, only the dems push. The republicans sit like bumps on the log with their hands tied behind their backs. We’ve only moved one way–further left, no matter who’s been in the WH since Reagan.

What I liken us to us to is being in a boat with a stalled motor that’s headed down the Niagara River toward the falls. (Which is where we were with obama.) You don’t just steer a little bit to the right and hope for the best. You turn the darned boat around and paddle as hard as you can. That’s what Trump is trying to do.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 4, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
The RNC leadership around with their fingers in their ears for all 8 years. We the common man suffered because they wouldn’t talk. I fear the same thing again just with the coin flipped.

You won’t get any argument from me on the republican ninnies. I hate to even identify with that group of dopes.

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February 4, 2017 anita 0
RayMac1963 wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:He was elected on this promise BY THE PEOPLE….There is nothing wrong with him fulfilling his promises that he was elected for.

Don’t forget half the eligible voter did not vote, and he actually lost the popular vote by the largest of and electoral collage/popular vote flip. It easy for us to get bound up in our own little political world and brush these folks off as snowflakes, tree huggers, feminazies and such. We have to live with these people as one nation. Right now it pretty much getting pulled into 2. Mainly because were screaming so loud we can’t hear each other. Neither side is right, or perfect. We better settle or beef and get our united act together before someone comes along and eats our lunch for us.

Ray —

Here’s the problem with that line of thinking. When obama was in charge, I didn’t hear anyone on the left saying they needed to remember that there were people who don’t agree with them. I do recall obama saying republicans could ride in the back of the bus. I do recall o-care being pushed through with all kinds of machinations and without a single republican vote. I do recall harry reid abandoning the filibuster rule.

So, we on the right are supposed to be considerate, play nice, uphold the filibuster, etc etc, when those on the left ignore all those things and push full steam ahead on their agenda.

President Trump is the first person in years–decades, even–who has provided any pushback on the liberal democrat nightmare. I say, God Speed, President Trump!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 4, 2017 anita 0
Nyx_Chaos wrote:
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As of this post 100,000 refugees visas have been denied via The Washington Post. Even those who already posses a green card.

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Nyx Chaos

Okay, so we were supposed to have 100,000 refugees coming to this country who already had visas??? In what period?

Thank you, Donald Trump, for keeping us from being overrun, if that’s true!

Sorry, I call fake news on the WAPO. Wouldn’t be the first time.

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Economic Disasters • Re: A man of wisdom and truth

February 3, 2017 anita 0

Precious metals are worth having–as long as you have your other needs taken care of. It’s insurance. It wouldn’t be the first place I’d put my assets but there’s no reason not to hold some if you can afford it.

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Economic Disasters • Re: A man of wisdom and truth

February 3, 2017 anita 0

Precious metals are worth having–as long as you have your other needs taken care of. It’s insurance. It wouldn’t be the first place I’d put my assets but there’s no reason not to hold some if you can afford it.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 anita 0

Many campus police aren’t even armed. I was with my son visiting a college (I forget which one) and the admission person was very pleased to announce that the campus police weren’t armed.

Also Janet Napolitano is the president of the UC system. I somehow suspect she had a hand in the “stand-down” decision. There may have been students at the protest, but it looked very suspiciously like many other protests we’ve seen, like occupy Wall Street, Ferguson, etc. I wish someone would take photos/videos of these paid anarchists boarding their buses.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

February 3, 2017 anita 0

Many campus police aren’t even armed. I was with my son visiting a college (I forget which one) and the admission person was very pleased to announce that the campus police weren’t armed.

Also Janet Napolitano is the president of the UC system. I somehow suspect she had a hand in the “stand-down” decision. There may have been students at the protest, but it looked very suspiciously like many other protests we’ve seen, like occupy Wall Street, Ferguson, etc. I wish someone would take photos/videos of these paid anarchists boarding their buses.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 31, 2017 anita 0
Stahlrosen wrote:

BK in KC wrote: Two more years of this and Trump has a 60 seat majority in the Senate.

I would be happy with just a majority, in either chamber. The RINOS out there all over the news saying what Pres. Trump is doing is wrong need to change the letter after their name. I have even seen pics of some out protesting. For all intents and purposes, those are dims, not Rs.
As far as egging the other side on, it wouldn’t matter what Pres. Trump did. He could have rolled out the welcome mat and the dims would be protesting for national security. There is nothing he can do, that isn’t going to enrage the left. The media is going to focus on the left making it look like the entire country is protesting. Now, granted I don’t play in liberal circles, but I don’t know one single person that says we need to bring in more refugees or keep the borders open.

The rinos all over are mostly mccain and flimsy graham. I have never seen two people who are more concerned about getting in front of a camera to demonstrate how dumb they are. Seriously, Arizona and SC–You couldn’t do better than them (and yes, I know what happened in SC and how the vote was split several ways, etc.)

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January 31, 2017 anita 0
BK in KC wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:All thats true Gunns, but he keeps playing right into their hands. He and his folks didn’t even come up with the freakin ban country list! And he still gets blasted. They could have said that crap on Thursday morning and avoided a lot of crap.

Personally I think “they” are playing into HIS hands. So far almost every single thing he has done has resulted in outrage and protests from the left. Every. Single. Thing. People notice this and soon all of the silly contrived outrage will be just so much background noise that nobody takes seriously anymore. Trump knows this.

All he did was keep a campaign promise and issued a perfectly legal EO that does exactly what Obama did in 2011 and based on a list created by the Obama administration. They let the leftists have their tantrum and then calmly explained the precedent Trump based his EO on. Now who looks unreasonable? It’s brilliant!

I agree. The protesters are looking unhinged. I would think that anyone (if there is anyone) who is an unpaid protester will soon lose interest. In the meantime, they diminish themselves and their “causes” with those who are actually watching what Trump is doing and agree that we’ve been lax in the past.

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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 31, 2017 anita 0
Drakenstead1 wrote:
It appears that the shooters are Muslim men of a different branch of Islam trying to make a theological point. Sadly the myth of the racist red neck white terrorist seems to continue to fade away.

I noticed when watching the ABC news tonight (I suffer through to see what they are mis-reporting) they never mentioned that the shooter was Muslim. Just left it hang.

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January 30, 2017 anita 0
Gunns wrote:

rickdun wrote:The far left idiots didn’t have a hissey fit when O’bama did this in 2011 or when President Jimmy Carter band people from Iran.

That’s because they were told to stand down and no one was paying for them to do anything.

Its all contrived.[/quote

]It’s also because if a democrat president did it, it must be good. If a republican does it, it has to be bad. Bunch of lemmings.

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January 30, 2017 anita 0
BK in KC wrote:
[BK wrote: I challenge you to list ONE SINGLE THING that Obama accomplished that hasn’t turned out to be a complete disaster

Photon wrote:
Well he did create a tremendous spike in gun sales, even if he didn’t intend to do so. And he did sign into law a bill that allows people to carry handguns on national reserves, provided they’re licensed to do so. Some of the people in the gun crowd have named Obama the number one gun salesman and Obama himself has admitted that there has been more guns sold during his administration than any other administration.

BK wrote:

So his biggest accomplishment of increasing gun sales was an unintended consequence due to blow-back from his totalitarian gun policies. That says alot about how awful he was. But credit where it’s due, you did name an accomplishment :gunsmile:

:D

Talk about something backfiring! So the one accomplishment named is the exact opposite of obama’s goal. That’s quite an non-accomplishment.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 29, 2017 anita 0
ReadyMom wrote:
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The judge’s temporary stay bans the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to Trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who were detained had a strong argument their rights had been violated.—-snip–

Just curious, what rights do non-citizens have in the US?

Also, really glad that jeh johnson is no longer on the case!

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 28, 2017 anita 0

Red onions don’t last too long. I buy the bunch of three types of onions from Dixondale, which is about 1/3 red, 1/3 white, and 1/3 yellow, and that’s plenty of red onions for salads etc in the summer. I buy another bunch of the Yellow (Copa, I think?). I end up dehydrating whatever I don’t use up of all of them fairly quickly. I love making soup and just tossing in a handful of onions. So convenient.

I got potato onions this fall, and Egyptian walking onions last fall. I haven’t used the Egyptian walking for more than green onions so far. But they both are perennial, so I don’t have to worry about not having access to seeds or sets, if need be.

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 28, 2017 anita 0

I get my onions from Dixondale every year. Huge onions. I dehydrate most of them, and don’t have to worry about storage.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Libs Catch the Prepping Bug

January 28, 2017 anita 0
Mollypup wrote:

anita wrote:

PatrioticStabilist wrote:Wonder what will happen at that Indian reservation when Trump pushes that pipeline through their reservation? Will he start killing them to get it done, can’t see how he is going to do it otherwise. It’s just going to take some off the wall thing like that to light the powder keg. But then he will say that we didn’t really see it, alternative facts you know.

If he would get off that damn twitter account things might not be so bad.

Hey, guess what– the pipeline doesn’t go through any reservations!

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 … .html?_r=0

Once again, fake news by liberals–or is it alternate “facts” by liberals?

No, perhaps not. But if it leaks it’s going to contaminate water supply, their water supply. And we all know how well such pipelines are maintained, never a leak, no not them. :whistling: Not quite fake news via liberals. I have native family out there protesting thank you very much. Protest that started without any liberals on board.

I support them. Everyone has a right to clean water & the risk of contamination is very real. (maybe more people need to see if their water supply may also be at risk)

All the liberals jumped onto the bandwagon quite a while after it started. Most for publicity. And when it’s settled again, they’ll vanish, just like they always do.

In the meantime, Trump could indeed spark a powder keg with this issue. And it could blow up right in his face. I hope he has some decent minded advisors & he heeds them.

There are pipelines–thousands of them–all over this country. They are safer than shipping via truck or rail.

There was recently a story in our local paper about a mother and daughter who drove to North Dakota to protest. They DROVE!!! They didn’t ride their bikes, they didn’t walk. They DROVE!

These people don’t even understand where the oil and gas they use so freely comes from. They want everyone else to conserve, but they can drive halfway across the country to protest. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 anita 0
cellengrac wrote:
I carried my little rabbit garden gifts down to the planter box yesterday. This will be my third year in our stepping stone house. It is on a steep hill have had a lot of problems figuring out how to garden on a hill. I am relocating to the front yard this year which isn’t as steep. I am ordering some peet pellets to start next week. I am also ordering some extra to use next year.
I tried the potato cage last year using wheat straw and it didn’t work either. After if listening to The video on the other post this may be my forever house. Any tips on gardening on a hill would be very much appreciated. I have always had a level to gently rolling yard. After tilling the first time most of my good dirt washed over the cliff so I am saving all my animals gifts kitchen scraps leaves and what not to compost but that will be another year before I have enough.

Can you use raised beds? I’ve seen those used on a slope. You have to build up the lower end more than the higher end, so if you aren’t handy it could be a problem.

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Gardening • Re: Garden 2017

January 27, 2017 anita 0

Driven — Get out of California.

Cast Iron – I grew purple sweet potatoes the last couple of years (in addition to Georgia Jets.) They aren’t nearly as sweet, and are mealier. The three or so plants I put in last year did produce, though. I will keep growing a couple, I suppose. I use them to make a quiche crust (got to use up all those eggs somehow) instead of flour, since I’m gluten free.

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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

January 26, 2017 anita 0

These are outside pipes? Why do you need to water your plants now? Are they in a greenhouse?

In case you don’t know – You should not leave a hose on an outside faucet in the winter.

If you let your water drip all night, it doesn’t freeze. Keeping a lightbulb on at night near the faucet helps, and if it is in a cabinet, you can leave the door below open.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Libs Catch the Prepping Bug

January 25, 2017 anita 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
Wonder what will happen at that Indian reservation when Trump pushes that pipeline through their reservation? Will he start killing them to get it done, can’t see how he is going to do it otherwise. It’s just going to take some off the wall thing like that to light the powder keg. But then he will say that we didn’t really see it, alternative facts you know.

If he would get off that damn twitter account things might not be so bad.

Hey, guess what– the pipeline doesn’t go through any reservations!

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 … .html?_r=0

Once again, fake news by liberals–or is it alternate “facts” by liberals?

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Libs Catch the Prepping Bug

January 24, 2017 anita 0

Ray, I thought I posted last night, but it didn’t show up. Hope this doesn’t come up twice.

Have you considered stealth gardening? Raspberries/blackberries along the treeline (they also act as a deterrent for trespassers :) ). Asparagus will reseed itself almost anywhere, it seems, once you have it going, and it is a long-lived perennial. You may be able to get some of that growing near the treeline as well. Strawberries as groundcover? A couple of apple trees in the landscaping. Bush cherries? (almost no pests for these). Blueberries are good too, but bird magnets. These are things few will recognize as food unless they see the ripe apples, etc. But it would give you some fresh fruits/vegetables. I’m sure there are others I’m not thinking of.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 23, 2017 anita 0
Gunns wrote:
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I would also slash Social Security. I would look at the persons personal wealth and if they have the money, stop their SS payments. Tough choice to make but what the heck. I have two brothers that don’t take theirs and those same two could get disability from the Military and do NOT.

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i have no problem with them means-testing SS, as long as they give me back all the money we put in. They can even keep the interest that they should have collected (but didn’t). Otherwise, it’s just one more redistribution of wealth. We’ve had enough of that.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: JANUARY 2017 – What did you do to prep this week/month?

January 23, 2017 anita 0
IceFire wrote:
Seeded in parsley along the border of the asparagus bed (Parsley deters the asparagus beetle, and asparagus deters parsley worm, so planting them together helps both) and planted scallions/green onions (same thing, different name) along the border of the strawberry/spinach bed.

Ohh, thanks for this info. Guess where I’m planting parsley?!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: I saw that Trump’s Cabinet’ net worth is = to a third of

January 22, 2017 anita 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I always remember the tax laws are made by and for the rich. That’s how they get, keep, and increase their wealth.

We were on the fringes of high income for quite a few years and the tax laws available to shelter income were unbelievable at that time even for us. And the more you made the better it got. That’s why people say oh the wealthy are paying 39% of their income in taxes, oh please, they are likely paying nothing and getting huge refunds or carryforwards. It makes a huge difference when all your w2 income is fully taxed and theirs is not.. No wonder they get and keep their wealth. Plus the tax planning people fix it so they can take advantage of all that.

I think we are in a world of hurt and even in the next 4 years will see the poor get poorer. I believe the wealthy he has selected are a power hungry bunch and will only line their pockets even more. Would be nice to believe they care about us, if that were true the people that work for them would be rich or very well off too. But once any of them get that high up its all about number 1 anyway, there may be a few exceptions but likely rare.

PS, Please share your tax strategies that allowed you to shelter income. We’d all like to do the same. My husband, as a small business owner, made significant income, and we experienced no such advantage in taxes. The only reason we got a refund is because he over-withheld because he didn’t want to get hit with penalties. (In other words, we got our own money back that we shouldn’t have paid in the first place.)

Also, please share the details on how you know what wealthy people are paying on their taxes. Are you their accountant??

Statistics: Posted by anita — Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:29 pm