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What DPers are Eating - February 2014

Dear Daily Paul, As you know, any Amazon.com purchases made through the DP's Amazon gateway return a commission to the Daily Paul at no cost to you. The gateway is at dailypaul.com/amazon, on the main blue menu bar above, and can also be entered via any of the links below, or via books on the bookshelf. The commissions help keep the site going.

In case you haven't heard, Amazon is more than books. In honor of Ed's Chow Session thread, here is a little peek at what DPers are eating (and reading!) from Amazon this month.

Edibles

Books

Kindle eBooks

DVD

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The Sprout Garden 100% fool proof

The Sprout Garden is THE BEST sprouter ever and why you will never see a discounted one, though the price has gone down since I began using one about 5 years ago. They were $35.00, now they are what? $25.00.

These sprouters are so great, they are space savers, easy to use, easy to keep clean, and they WORK.. they are the best. I give them as gifts because they make people HAPPY.. like, "I can eat sprouts!" Even teff can be sprouted, no problem!

http://www.handypantry.com/sprouters/sprout-garden?utm_sourc...

Michael Nystrom's picture

Granger, have you grown Alfalfa in it?

Alfalfa seems to be particularly difficult to grow, at least that has been my experience. The seeds are so tiny!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Growing.....

It grew wild where I lived in Malibu (60's & 70's). I think it would be hard to transplant form sprout-to-land. Needs to be just planted straight in the ground.

I saw on one of the DP threads a rotary sprouting machine esp for herbs and will produce full plants.

I just need to remember what thread that was.....?

If I find it, I'll post it.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

SteveMT's picture

Make sure that your soil is really good, Michael.

There is nothing worse than digging down to find that there's some AstroTurf below. That crap is allover the place these days, like some people here that look good on the surface and upper floors, but not in their basements. (Just could not resist that one, Michael.)

Nice post, btw. So many links. It must have taken some time to put this thread together.

HAY!

Alfalfa that is:
http://www.dailypaul.com/313243/hay

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Michael Nystrom's picture

HAY!

http://www.amazon.com/Now-Foods-Organic-Alfalfa-12-Ounce/dp/...

Definitely one of the best things for you.

How do you grow it?

I use this sprouting bag for lentils and fenugreek seeds, but alfalfa seeds are so much smaller.

I'm not sure they'd work in this. How do you do it?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Re: HAY!

I sprout it. But don't grow it (yet). You can get the leafs at health food stores or herb shops. I powder the leaves and put the powder in yogurts, smoothies, etc. Not bad at all and very noticeable health wise. High in vitamins A, C and the rare K. Also high in chlorophyll.

Probably one of the least expensive yet powerful vitamins that there is. Especially good when enhanced with Youngevity 2.0

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Eating?

Pork and sauerkraut for lunch today. Boy, the office is gonna get mighty vocal in about an hour.

It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service, there’s someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master.

C_T_CZ's picture

Confirm process?

Thanks for the information.

What I've been doing is going to Amazon, adding a bunch of stuff to my shopping cart, but not making the purchase.

Then I log on to the Daily Paul, click the Amazon link, and then in Amazon I process the shopping cart and make the purchase.

Can you confirm, this gets Daily Paul the commission? Is this process sound? Would be helpful to know - if not I can alter the process. My wife and I buy a pretty significant amount of stuff on Amazon and I want to ensure Daily Paul gets the commission.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Actually that doesn't work

You have to enter Amazon from a link somewhere on the DP. As long as you enter from the DP, everything that you put in your shopping cart and subsequently end up buying will result in a little commission back - somewhere between 4-8%.

But the way you've described it, unfortunately, won't register anything for the DP. The entry point has to be from the DP.

Thanks for asking and allowing me to clarify, and thanks for your willingness to help support the site.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Michael

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
C_T_CZ's picture

Entry point from the DP...

Thanks Michael.

When you mention that the entry point has to be from the DP, that means in Amazon when an item is added to the shopping cart, at that moment Amazon checks to see if you were referred (presumably via some cookie or other tracking mechanism). Since I was building up my shopping cart without first entering Amazon by way of the DP, my shopping cart items were not tracked as referred by the DP. So even though I entered Amazon from the DP in order to do the final checkout, it was too late to give DP commission.

Is that right? The operative rule being, enter Amazon from the DP and then add items to the shopping cart. Presumably, it should also be from the same browser window...?

Glad this is being clarified. I have well over a thousand dollars in purchases from Amazon in 2013 on which I thought DP was getting commission. I'm happy to update my process so the DP gets commission in 2014 and beyond from my purchases.

Are these instructions for giving DP credit on Amazon purchases stated on a page somewhere and I'm just a knuckle head for missing it? If not, perhaps the DP tab/button "Amazon" should go to such an instruction page, so people do it the right way. That instruction page can have the correct link over to Amazon such that DP gets commission.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Yes,

When you mention that the entry point has to be from the DP, that means in Amazon when an item is added to the shopping cart, at that moment Amazon checks to see if you were referred (presumably via some cookie or other tracking mechanism).

Yes, that is correct.

Are these instructions for giving DP credit on Amazon purchases stated on a page somewhere and I'm just a knuckle head for missing it?

No, I don't have them written out anywhere. That is a good point. I should get to that.

Thanks again for the feedback and the support!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I keep forgetting

I don't order on Amazon nearly as much as I used to, and I've been trying to get away from supporting them since I heard that Bezos contributed to the referendum here in Washington state to implement an income tax.

However, since it can also help support the DP, I'll do my best to remember to use your link when ordering from there in the future.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Yes, deciding which businesses to support is complicated

Do what you think is best for you. I appreciate your support.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Paleo Banditos

Michael Nystrom's picture

Mmmmmm. Looks good

Amazon has a nice selection of teas also.

I like to make this as iced tea
http://www.amazon.com/Celestial-Seasonings-Herb-Blueberry-20...

With a bunch of chia seeds floating around in it
http://www.amazon.com/Bobs-Red-Mill-Seeds-16-Ounce/dp/B003LP...

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

The Julien bakery has some

The Julien bakery has some items on Amazon. I think the Banditos are not there because they are semi-perishable, and need to be refrigerated or frozen.

Re: DVD

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Whoever posted that (et al.) - I encourage you to read the book too, by Betty Smith (if you haven't already). It's a wonderful read.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Samantha loves that book

That was one of the first books she got on our Kindle, where it remains, waiting for the proper time and place for me to read.

http://www.amazon.com/Tree-Grows-Brooklyn-P-S-ebook/dp/B000F...

Thank you for the reminder.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
bigmikedude's picture

Bump

for eating.

Bump for DP.

Michael Nystrom's picture

And a bump

for your bump.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Michael

You should post this periodically because I've been on this site for almost seven years and never realized I could support this site with my amazon purchases

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Yes, will do

I'm going to aim for doing it every month, as a reminder.

Thank you for your willingness to support the site.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Impressive reading/listening/watching list.

Thanks for the insight!

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Thanks Paul

See anything interesting?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
jrd3820's picture

Way to take over the bookshelf :)

Michael Nystrom's picture

Ha ha ha

I know - flooding the bookshelf like that. Thanks for reposting the book. I'm going to get it - the physical copy. Seems like that's one that I'm going to want in the physical version.

As much as I love my Kindle, I really love physical books.

Back when I took my big trip around the world, after I quit my job as a stockbroker, I carried a lot of books around in my backpack. I had a huge backpack, and that backpack had a library section.

People thought I was crazy, but the funny thing was that I didn't think I was crazy, and that's all that really matters.

This is my conclusion: A Kindle is great for traveling. You can carry all those books in such a tiny package. And even if you're in a foreign country, as long as you have WiFi, you can buy just about any book on Amazon. (It is annoying in such situations when there is no Kindle version!)

But as long as you have lots of room for your books, physical books are better. You can go to the shelf and find them, and thumb through them. It is a different experience, and in my opinion, a richer one.

BUT, you need a big house, or at least a big room to act as a library to hold all of those books. And until then, carting all those books around (especially around the world!) is kind of a pain in the rear.

http://www.amazon.com/Stand-Zanzibar-John-Brunner/dp/0765326...

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Thank you Michael Nystrom for the Daily Paul.

It's a place where the individual seems to have to respect, and I appreciate that.

kind people rock

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you for that comment

I do aim for that. Part of that is for selfish reasons, because I spend a lot of time here.

But I like to create a place for civil discussion, respect and love, because I think that is good for the world.

"A website as if people mattered." That's what I'm aiming for, with the DP.

As you say: Kind people rock!

Thank you.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

You rock!

Thank you for all that you do.

kind people rock