23 votes

Merry or contrary? How does your garden grow?

Spring fever. I have a window full of starts and a yard full of snow. Itchy digits longing for dirt under the nails must settle for keyboard under the fingers. Lets talk "garden."

Do you love to plant but dread the harvest? I got a little sick of canning and freezing and dehydrating like a mad woman all summer and fall. AP lets me harvest year round, as I need it. I will still do some food preservation, but having fresh produce year around makes it a more manageable task. I also live in the desert, so the water conservation aspect is very important to me.

Do you have to water all the time too, but are not ready to try AP? Have you heard of "wicking beds?" I have never tried them, but may give it a go this summer. It looks like a great idea. Essentially, you line a raised bed in plastic, poke an overflow hole in near the bottom. Wind some drainage pipe around the bottom, then bring one end to the top. Put a layer of non-organic drainage material to cover the pipe, then screen cloth or fibrous mulch to make a dividing layer between your gravel / sand and dirt layers. Next add your dirt and plant it. You water through the exposed end of the drain pipe until you see water come out the overflow. Supposedly, the plants will wick water from the bottom for a week or more. It appeals to me as a way to keep voles out of my garden, also. You will need to put a cut off plastic water or pop bottle over the open end of the drain pipe or critters will get into the bed through the pipe.

49 votes

My Grandfather Sentenced To 18 Months/300k For Protecting His Farm! Please Help!

“And the truth shall set you free”

That is a quote we are all aware of. We have been taught that at a very young age that honesty is always the best policy, regardless of the consequences. But I am here to tell you that it isn’t always the case.

46 votes

Doctor on Cavuto complaining he is becoming a "death panel"

http://youtu.be/nSre3tbeegc

Hear the man, he nails it. We are being desensitized. The death panels are a serious threat.

39 votes

"Not To Worry Everyone. I'm Sure They Didn't Delete Anything Important"

Drone strike data erased right after Rand forces the White House into answering a question they absolutely didn't want to.

I'll say this - if they somehow catch Obama's regime as lying on their promise, THAT would be the type of thing that would rile up the public enough to get Obama impeached.

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2013/03/air-force-drone-ai...

-61 votes

EPJ: Neocons Reel In The Ron Paulians

Economic Policy Journal:

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Who could possibly be better than Rand Paul to deliver the votes needed for the Neocons. What a fortunate situation. Rand, over time, has consistently proved to the Neocons that he's not his Dad and can be trusted. When it comes to foreign policy, he's as flexible as silly putty.

That's like music to Neocon ears.

Then comes the "spontaneous" filibuster.

National Stage...everyone watching for hours on end.

In action (i.e., the only thing that counts) the filibuster accomplished absolutely nothing. But the Neocons we're all cheers (Rubin, Krauthammer, Limbaugh, Beck). Buzzfeed even put together a list of just about every other bad guy that got on board.

Sadly, a large number of Ron Paul supporters took the bait...It proved too hard to resist. You'd have to be for Obama droning you to resist, right?

49 votes

Lindsey Graham: "...And when they say, 'I want my lawyer,' you tell them 'Shut up!'"

Here is a video reminder of the McCain/Graham view of the United States Constitution

http://youtu.be/pD0GthpIgQw

7 votes

EU to vote to ban all forms of pornography

MEPs will next week vote on a "ban on all forms of pornography" including censorship of the internet in a bid to "eliminate gender stereotypes" that demean women.

Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print.

While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.

52 votes

Not The Symbolism The White House Wanted: John Brennan Takes Oath with Hand on Constitution MINUS the Bill of Rights

By Olivier Knox | Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 7 hrs ago

Oh, dear. This is probably not the symbolism the White House wanted.

Hours after CIA Director John Brennan took the oath of office—behind closed doors, far away from the press, perhaps befitting his status as America's top spy—the White House took pains to emphasize the symbolism of the ceremony.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/brennan-takes-oath-consti...

43 votes

Whole Foods: Products Will Carry GMO Labeling

By Candice Choi | My Fox DC | March 8, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - Whole Foods says all products in its North American stores that contain genetically modified ingredients will be labeled as such by 2018.

The company says it's the first national grocery chain to set such a deadline for labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. A spokeswoman for the supermarket operator said organic foods will not have to carry the labels since they do not contain genetically modified ingredients by definition.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/21555771/whole-foods-products-w...

51 votes

Amber Lyon: Why Journalists Fear NDAA. Harvard Law School 2013

This is an excerpt from Journalist Amber Lyon`s speech at Harvard Law School on Feb. 27, 2013. Investigative journalists who cover those the U.S. Government deems ¨terrorists¨ fear they could be indefinitely detained under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in retaliation for giving a voice to the other side.

The NDAA allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial until the end of hostilities and is perhaps the most egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution in history.

http://youtu.be/k-qMCxQkUqo

19 votes

National Journal: Inside the Rand Paul Filibuster

Eleven days before he spent nearly 13 hours filibustering on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul floated his idea to block the president’s pick for CIA director to one of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s top political strategists over a Saturday night dinner of lasagna and red wine at his home in Bowling Green, Ky.

The adviser, Jesse Benton, occupies a unique place in Kentucky politics as bridge between McConnell, the old-school minority leader, and Paul, the insurgent tea-party firebrand. Benton ran Paul’s 2010 Senate campaign and is married to Paul’s niece. And since September, he has been advising McConnell as he seeks reelection in 2014.

After the dinner, Benton reached out to McConnell’s office, detailing Paul’s plans and his hopes for support. An important line of communications had been opened.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/inside-the-rand-paul-fi...

9 votes

Jacob Hornberger: Rand Paul's Misplaced Celebration

by Jacob G. Hornberger | Future of Freedom Foundation | March 8, 2013

With his 13-hour filibuster of President Obama’s nomination of John Brennan to be CIA director, U.S. Senator Rand Paul has drawn the nation’s attention to the issue of whether President Obama claims the authority to assassinate American citizens here at home, on American soil.

14 votes

Actress Ashley Judd to run against Mitch McConnell. Judd political interview added.

Ashley Judd has yet to officially announce her political aspirations, but a source with intimate knowledge of the situation tells FOX411's Pop Tarts column the actress is preparing herself to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014.

Judd, 44, has reportedly been meeting with well-financed Democratic donors, and last week ventured to Washington D.C for more public engagements.According to Don Peebles, Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, a member of President Obama's National Finance Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a Judd run is likely much more than a Hollywood fantasy.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/21554465/source-ashley-judd-mov...

EDIT: Video proof added.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_hVx7Gny3E

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