Hidden Harvest: Long Term Food Storage Food Storage for Rich and Poor. started as a meeting and the meeting turned into a recitation of 3 generations worth of knowledge so it inevitably turned into a story and the story turned into notes. It was in fact a collection of stories.
Because it was felt that some of this information needed to be available to the public (and because it was easy) those notes turned into a web site and the story could have pretty much ended there. But there's only so much you can fit in one story, or one part of a story so this one needs to live so the rest can come along after.
Hidden Harvest: Long Term Food Storage Food Storage for Rich and Poor. is part story, part how-to book and part reference book. If you read it front to back you will be more expert in the subject of long term food storage than most lay persons and hopefully some of the mentality that goes with it. And the poorer you are the more you might appreciate it.
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Stephen Dinan | Washington Times | February 06, 2013
Seeking to counter President Obama's speaking skills with a great orator of their own, Republicans have tapped Sen. Marco Rubio to deliver the official GOP response to Mr. Obama's State of the Union address next week — in both English and Spanish.
"Marco Rubio embodies the optimism that lies at the heart of the Republican vision for America," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican.
The move is symbolic for many reasons — not least of which is Mr. Rubio's prominent stance in favor of legalizing illegal immigrants, which is an issue that has deeply divided the GOP.
Don't know much about the book yet, but I saw the video of Mackey here on the DP a while ago. He's going to be at the Whole Foods on River Street in Cambridge tomorrow. I'll be there and let you know how it goes.
The story begins in 1971. Richard Nixon was facing re-election. The Vietnam war was threatening his popularity at home, but just as big an issue with voters was the soaring cost of food. If Nixon was to survive, he needed food prices to go down, and that required getting a very powerful lobby on board – the farmers. Nixon appointed Earl Butz, an academic from the farming heartland of Indiana, to broker a compromise. Butz, an agriculture expert, had a radical plan that would transform the food we eat, and in doing so, the shape of the human race.
Butz pushed farmers into a new, industrial scale of production, and into farming one crop in particular: corn. US cattle were fattened by the immense increases in corn production. Burgers became bigger. Fries, fried in corn oil, became fattier. Corn became the engine for the massive surge in the quantities of cheaper food being supplied to American supermarkets: everything from cereals, to biscuits and flour found new uses for corn. As a result of Butz's free-market reforms, American farmers, almost overnight, went from parochial small-holders to multimillionaire businessmen with a global market. One Indiana farmer believes that America could have won the cold war by simply starving the Russians of corn. But instead they chose to make money.
Ryan Pearson | February 06, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bruce Willis says he's against new gun control laws that could infringe on Second Amendment rights. The "Die Hard" star also dismisses any link between Hollywood shootouts and real-life gun violence.
Zero Hedge: We have not been shy about exposing the massive (and unsustainable) bubble of credit being blown into the economy via Student Loans from the government. We have not been afraid to note the dramatic rise in delinquencies among these loans - and the implications for the government.
However, as Bloomberg reports, it appears the impact of this exuberance has come back to bite the colleges themselves. In what can only be described as a vendor-financing model, the so-called Perkins loans (for students with extraordinary financial hardships) have seen defaults surging more than 20%.
The vicious circle, though, has begun as the ponzi of using these revolving loan funds to 'fund' the next round of students is collapsing thanks to the rise in delinquencies. Schools such as Yale, Penn, and George Washington are becoming very aggressive at going after delinquent student borrowers.
In interview with Al-Ahram on eve of Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo, Iranian president also says his country opposes outside intervention in Syria.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that while Iran is already a nuclear state, it has no intention of attacking Israel. Ahmadinejad was interviewed on the eve of his visit to Cairo, where he will attend the 12th Islamic Summit Conference due to open there on Wednesday. Before his trip, he gave a long interview to the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram. Although Al-Ahram ran the entire interview only in its print edition, excerpts appear on Egyptian websites.
Judge Napolitano: DOJ Memo Claims Govt Can Kill US Citizens "Nowhere Justifiable Under Constitution"Submitted by telepathic on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 07:39
Fox News Channel Drops Dick Morris
By Paul Bond | The Hollywood Reporter
Fox News Channel has decided against renewing Dick Morris’ contract, an insider said Tuesday.
Morris, the Democrat-turned-Republican strategist, has seen his appearances dwindle since the re-election of President Obama.