Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Destroying The "Wind & Solar Will Save Us" Delusion

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-31/destroying-wind-solar-will-save-us-delusion

Shylock: As Banker, Bondholder, Corruptionist, Conspirator By Gordon Clark

Clark

The Fix-Nothing Farce of Symbolic Politics

The status quo in the U.S. is nothing but an interconnected network of rackets run by protected technocrats to benefit a plutocracy of wealthy insiders and their political-class lackeys. These rackets--higher education, healthcare, defense weaponry, the corporate media, and on and on--are nothing but institutionalized extortion, embezzlement and fraud, systems that enrich the top 5% at the expense of the bottom 95%....

That's how the fraud and the rackets are enforced: get each camp to view the other as the enemy in the great coliseum of symbolic, do-nothing politics. Mix and stir, then stand back and continue skimming the nation's wealth in whatever racket is buttering your bread while the two camps distract themselves with symbolic battles.

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjan17/symbolic-politics1-17.html

T-Dust Alert #60 – Renovation of Guadalupe Hall Locker Rooms

https://rlc5.dcccd.edu/construction/t-dust-alert-60-renovation-of-guadalupe-hall-locker-rooms/

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/03/the-conservative-myth-of-a-social-safety-net-built-on-charity/284552/

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote – a Lot

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/illegal_aliens_really_do_vote_a_lot.html

Chesterton on Family

"Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the state.  They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city; the gods of the hearth" (Everlasting Man, 143).

Engels on family?

Friday, January 27, 2017

Sicily’s Superior Cannoli: A Guide for Connoisseurs—and Skeptics

http://www.wsj.com/articles/sicilys-superior-cannoli-a-guide-for-connoisseursand-skeptics-1485453597

How Italy’s Best Porchetta is Made

http://luckypeach.com/videos/italys-best-porchetta-made/

The Inconvenient Truth Many Pro-Lifers Don’t Want to Face

http://corproject.com/192-the-inconvenient-truth-many-pro-lifers-dont-want-to-face/

The PFAF Database

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Default.aspx

The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Edible-Landscaping/dp/0871562499/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485553816&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=The+complete+book+of+edible+landscaping+%2F+Rosalind+Creasy+%3B+illustrations+by+Marcia+Kier-Hawthorne.

Trump Cuts Subsidy to Real Estate Industry, Opponents Call It a "Tax Increase"

https://mises.org/blog/trump-cuts-subsidy-real-estate-industry-opponents-call-it-tax-increase

Texas Bug Book: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=20922735453&searchurl=sts%3Dt%26tn%3DTexas%2Bbug%2Bbook%2B%253A%2Bthe%2Bgood%252C%2Bthe%2Bbad%252C%2Band%2Bthe%2Bugly%26sortby%3D17

Backyard Food Production DVD


Building A Local Homesteading Community: How We Did It

http://homesteadrevival.blogspot.com/2012/08/building-local-homesteading-community.html

The Sustainable Vegetable Garden: A Backyard Guide to Healthy Soil and Higher Yields

https://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Vegetable-Garden-Backyard-Healthy/dp/1580080162

Central-Texas-Community-Gardening-Manual-1.pdf

http://worldhungerrelief.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Central-Texas-Community-Gardening-Manual-1.pdf

Look for cooperative opportunities

I have been living in a land co-op for 31 years and the experience has been most rewarding. In fact, I owe my homestead lifestyle to the co-op model, since my wife and I could never have afforded the collective land we share with others.
Cooperative living arrangements are nothing new, although land co-ops are not as common as housing co-ops which proliferate in cities and towns. But friends can pool their resources and look for land which can accommodate multiple dwellings. Shared orchard and garden space can make food production practical when more hands are available. In our co-op, some of us specialize in growing certain crops which we share with others in exchange for a share of their specialty crop. It makes the gardening process much easier when you can focus on a few crops rather than trying to produce the many crops which provide a varied diet.

The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living byScott Nearing

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Life-Nearings-Self-Sufficient-Living/product-reviews/0805209700/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=recent#R2WUX9MSYYP6NT

http://www.context.org/iclib/ic26/nearing/

0000 Cr # 1037, Greenville, TX 75401 40 acres

http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Greenville-TX/pmf,pf_pt/land_type/2095932155_zpid/24961_rid/33.35376,-95.905495,32.897173,-96.344948_rect/10_zm/

RUSK COUNTY

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr12

Land for Sale in Texas

http://www.landsoftexas.com/

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What Would a Labor-Centered Economy Look Like?

In our credit-cartel-state form of capitalism, money is borrowed into existence at the top of the wealth-power pyramid, in central and private banks. Some modest amount of this new money trickles down the pyramid, but as you can see, not very much trickles down to all the people doing all the work that isn't profitable, or to all the people without access to the nearly-free-money that's available to those at the very top of the pyramid.

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjan17/labor-economy1-17.html

What Was ‘America First’?

According to this consensus, U.S. involvement in that earlier war arose because of the machinations of over-mighty financiers and plutocrats—what we might call the 1 percent—who deployed vicious and false propaganda from London and Paris. Also complicit were the arms dealers, for whom the phrase “merchants of death” now became standard.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/what-was-america-first/

Catherine Engelbrecht: “Voter Fraud is Institutionalized” Here’s How…

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/26/catherine-engelbrecht-voter-fraud-is-institutionalized-heres-how/

Charities You Ought to Know

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/simcha-fisher/charities-you-ought-to-know

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PRESSURE COOKER CHICKEN STOCK + FREEZING TIPS

http://www.pressurecookrecipes.com/make-pressure-cooker-chicken-stock/

Education Department report finds billions spent under Obama had 'no impact' on achievement

The Obama administration pumped more than $7 billion into an education program, first authorized under President George W. Bush, that had no impact on student achievement – according to a report released by the Department of Education in the final days of the 44th president’s term.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/25/education-department-report-finds-billions-spent-under-obama-had-no-impact-on-achievement.html

Three Reasons Not to Like Abraham Lincoln

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2017/01/abraham-lincoln-thomas-landess.html

Firewood, 1/2 cord split, seasoned, OAK, delivered. - $155

https://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/hsh/5973277126.html

Volusia authorities: Fight over chili dog escalated into shooting

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/1/24/port_orange_deadly_shooting.html

♫ Miles Davis – 'Round About Midnight / Columbia / PC 8649 / 1975 / JAZZ / FULL ALBUM / HD


Why America's Healthcare (Sickcare) System Is Broken and Unfixable

Large-scale rackets like sickcare cannot survive without a Central State that collects taxes and funnels the proceeds to the racketeers, who of course have bought political influence with their plundered profits

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjuly14/sickcare7-14.html

managing chronic illnesses is immensely profitable

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjan17/jobs1-17.html

Absurd Earmark Finally Recognized as Fishy

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/05/absurd-earmark-finally-recognized-as-fishy

Trump Team Right to Consider ‘Dramatic’ Cuts to Federal Budget

http://dailysignal.com/2017/01/19/trump-team-right-to-consider-dramatic-cuts-to-federal-budget/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=thf-tw

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump's First 100 Days Action Plan

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/10/501597652/fact-check-donald-trumps-first-100-days-action-plan

Trump plans to eliminate 25 violence against women grant programs as way to cut spending

https://mic.com/articles/165980/trump-plans-to-eliminate-25-violence-against-women-grant-programs-as-way-to-cut-spending#.5hRaq3IlX

Trump Plans to Eliminate NEA, NEH, Cut Spending by $10.5 Trillion

http://freebeacon.com/issues/trump-plans-eliminate-nea-neh-cut-spending-10-5-trillion/

Study Claims Up To 2.8 Million Non-Citizens Voted In 2008

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/24/study-claims-up-to-2-8-million-non-citizens-voted-in-2008/#ixzz4WmrT6rT

WATCH: Planned Parenthood Offices Nationwide Tell Callers They ‘Don’t Offer Prenatal Care’

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/444181/watch-planned-parenthood-offices-nationwide-tell-callers-they-dont-offer-prenatal-care

CNN Quietly Releases Updated Pic Showing Trump’s Inaugural Crowd Size Greater than Obama’s 2009 Inaugural Crowd

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/crowd-size-matters-trump-is-right-it-was-huge/

Monday, January 23, 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gdp.asp

How to Say "Mr." "Miss" & "Mrs." in Mandarin Chinese

http://www.howcast.com/videos/514960-how-to-say-mr-miss-mrs-mandarin-chinese/

labor's share of GDP (economic output)

In today's use, cultural Marxism describes the overt erosion of traditional values--the family, community, religious faith, property rights and limited central government--in favor of ... an expansive, all-powerful central state that replaces community, faith and property rights with statist control mechanisms that enforce dependence on the state....

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjan17/collapse-Left1-17.html

Saturday, January 21, 2017

John Jeavons: Blazing the Trail of Biointensive Agriculture

Generally, to grow food organically, you have to do just two things: Don't use chemical fertilizers, and don't use pesticides. You may be depleting the soil just as fast as a chemical farmer would. Consequently, the food may not always be very nutritious. After all, if you're not building nutrients in the soil, they won't be in your crops.
Organic food, in some instances, may even be toxic. An organic farmer may add a beneficial amendment like manure. But if that manure isn't fully composted, it can contain excessive nitrates—in a form that's easily picked up by a leaf crop like lettuce. So some organic lettuce could possibly give you nitrate poisoning.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/john-jeavons-biointensive-agriculture-zmaz90jfzshe

One Of President Trump’s First Acts Will Cost Homeowners Millions Of Dollars Hundreds of thousands of would-be homeowners will be hit with higher costs.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-cut-mortgage-insurance_us_5882765ee4b0e3a73568f0a4

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

9140 FM 851 Rusk, TX 75785

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/9140-FM-851_Rusk_TX_75785_M83586-65703

Texas craft brewers have one big goal for the 2017 legislative session

http://spirits.blog.austin360.com/2017/01/13/texas-craft-brewers-have-one-big-goal-for-the-2017-legislative-session/

JEFFREY HAMELMAN'S BLACK BREAD

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/jeffrey-hamelmans-black-bread-recipe

black bread

https://smittenkitchen.com/2009/04/black-bread/

Hungarian Paprika Potato Soup

http://www.food.com/recipe/hungarian-paprika-potato-soup-360682

http://zsuzsaisinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/hungarian-potato-soup-krumplileves.html

http://budapestcookingclass.com/hungarian-potato-paprika/

http://thecozyapron.com/saucy-hungarian-red-potato-goulash/

From British Peasants to Colonial American Farmers By Allan Kulikoff

struggle to survive

Time for a Look Back at Buzzfeed Ben Smith’s Biggest Fail By Jack Cashill

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/time_for_a_look_back_at_buzzfeed_ben_smiths_biggest_fail.html

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/ben_smith_and_the_memory_hole.html

BRUTAL TRUTH: Why Islamic Terrorists Don’t Kidnap Russians

http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/brutal-truth-why-islamic-terrorists-dont-kidnap-russians

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Marin Shakespeare Company

https://www.youtube.com/user/marinshakes

Shakespeare Insult Kit

http://web.mit.edu/dryfoo/Funny-pages/shakespeare-insult-kit.html

DIANE COHEN – HOW I MET MESSIAH!

http://imetmessiah.com/diane-cohen-how-i-met-messiah/

http://imetmessiah.com/

Keeping Local Food on the Table in Warm Climates

http://commonsensehome.com/above-ground-root-cellars/2/

Jared Kushner, Beware of Jamie Gorelick By Jack Cashill

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/jared_kushner_beware_of_jamie_gorelick.html

The outgoing president leaves a loaded gun in the Oval Office.

As a presidential candidate, Obama made clear that, along with "dumb wars," he firmly opposed unauthorized wars. That December, in a candidate survey on executive power conducted by reporter Charlie Savage, Sen. Obama stated plainly: "The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

http://reason.com/archives/2017/01/10/goodbye-obama

Mother and 9-year-old daughter found dead in Fort Lauderdale home

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mother-9-year-old-daugther-found-dead-fort-lauderdale-home-article-1.2942740

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Bud Powell Trio Live 1953


Sonny Clark (Usa, 1962) - Leapin' and Lopin' (Full)


Masserie di Sant'Eramo Flavorful Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Italy) - 500 Ml

oil

La Spineta Olive Oil

https://www.zingermans.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=O-SPI

Maysa - LP Barquinho - Album Completo/FullAlbum


João Gilberto - Chega De Saudade (Álbum Completo 1959) [Full Album]


Nara Leão - Nara (1964) | Full Album


nts.live

http://www.nts.live/

To save books, librarians create fake 'reader' to check out titles

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-chuck-finley-lake-library-fake-reader-20161227-story.html

Dear Self-Proclaimed "Progressives": as Apologists for the Neocon-Neoliberal Empire, You Are as Evil as the Empire You've Enabled

http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjan17/fake-progressives1-17.html

Rebuild the Fed From the Bottom Up

Today the institution of the Fed is as intellectually entrenched as it has ever been. It has become the largest employer of people with doctorates in economics. It has hired or contracted with more than 1,000 of these economists, who actively endeavor to validate, rather than question, orthodox theories and policies. 

http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/DanielleDiMartinoBooth/trump-fed-yellen-trump/2017/01/06/id/767154/

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

THE ECONOMICS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS REVOLUTION

http://web.stanford.edu/~write/papers/THE%20ECONOMICS%20OF%20CIVIL%20RIGHTS%20REVOLUTION.pdf

Desegregating the Dollar : African American Consumerism in the Twentieth Century

Weems, Robert E

Customers who viewed Succeeding Against the Odds: The Autobiography of a Great American

https://www.amazon.com/Succeeding-Against-Odds-Autobiography-Businessman/dp/1567430023

D. Parke Gibson – Author of “The $30 Billion Negro”

http://www.globalsocialmedianews.com/african-american-news/d-parke-gibson-author-of-the-30-billion-negro/

The Business of Black Power: Community Development, Capitalism, and ...

Russ Rymer's sobering essay “Integration's Casualties,” which appeared in the ... began with the succinct subtitle, “Segregation Helped Black BusinessCivil Rights Helped Destroy It.” Significantly, thirty years after the height of the Black ...

Trickle Up

According to Robert E. Weems, Jr.: “White-Owned businesses, rather than unfettered black consumers, were the primary beneficiaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”4

http://web.stanford.edu/~write/papers/THE%20ECONOMICS%20OF%20CIVIL%20RIGHTS%20REVOLUTION.pdf

The Trillion Dollar African American Consumer Market: Economic Empowerment or Economic Dependency?

By the mid-1960s, African American consumer activism contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among other things, this landmark legislation prohibited racial discrimination in the realm of public accommodations (including hotels, restaurants, theaters, sport arenas, etc.). Ironically, succeeding decades would illustrate the ability of white-owned businesses, rather than unfettered black consumers, to benefit from the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In 1969, black marketing research expert D. Parke Gibson wrote The $30 Billion Negro, whose title reflected collective African American annual spending power at that moment in time. Since then, aggregate black net income has dramatically increased crossing the $1 trillion dollar threshold in 2013.

On the surface, the significant increase in African American buying power since the 1960s announced that blacks have made significant economic “progress.” Yet a closer look at the nuances of African American consumerism since the 1960s suggests that African American spending power might be better characterized as spending weakness. For instance, although blacks have acquired more money to spend since the 1960s, there has been a simultaneous decline and disappearance of historic black-owned enterprises.

Calhoun on Precedent

I place myself one higher grounds—I stand on the immovable principle that, on a question of law and Constitution, in a deliberative assembly, there is no room—no place for precedents.  To admit them would be to make the violation of to-day the law and Constitution of to-morrow ;  and to substitute in the place of the written and sacred will of the people and the legislature, the infraction of those charged with the execution of the laws.  Such, in my opinion, is the relative force of law and constitution on one side, as compared with precedents on the other. 

In the Senate, January 13, 1834 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Poverty Overview

There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target—to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015—five years ahead of schedule, in 2010.

http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty/overview

The eradication of poverty is becoming a reality.

 At the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000, the world’s countries set the goal of halving the 1990 incidence of extreme poverty by 2015. This was met five years ahead of the deadline.

http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/and-the-poor-shall-rise/19146#.WG1qjrksDOt

Can Chronic Ill-Health Bring Down Great Nations? Yes It Can, Yes It Will

http://www.oftwominds.com/blognov11/sick-countries11-11.html

There's A Massive Restaurant Bubble, And It's About To Burst

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-03/theres-massive-restaurant-bubble-and-its-about-burst

Federal Debt Climbs $1,054,647,941,626.91 in 2016

During President Barack Obama’s time in office the federal debt has increased by $9,349,949,902,134.72—rising from  $10,626,877,048,913.08 on Jan. 20, 2009, the day of Obama’s inauguration, to $19,976,826,951,047.80 on the last day of 2016.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/federal-debt-climbs-105464794162691-2016

Monday, January 2, 2017

A Better Guide than Reason: The Politics of John Dickinson by M.E. Bradford

http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/10/the-politics-of-john-dickinson.html

Jethro Tull - Christmas Album (2003)


Academia's Broken, so Why Defend Academic Freedom?

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/academias_broken_so_why_defend_academic_freedom.html

Courage in the Face of Persecution: Robert Oscar Lopez Resigns Tenured Position "I found myself in a place where I had to abandon Christ or abandon CSUN.

https://stream.org/courage-face-persecution-robert-oscar-lopez-quits-tenure/

Absolutely Stunning – Leaked Audio of Secretary Kerry Reveals President Obama Intentionally Allowed Rise of ISIS…

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/01/absolutely-stunning-leaked-audio-of-secretary-kerry-reveals-president-obama-intentionally-allowed-rise-of-isis/

Violence in the Halls, Disorder in the Malls The holiday hooliganism traces back to the Obama administration’s destructive efforts to undermine school discipline.

Interviews with teachers confirm the proposition that children from communities with high rates of family breakdown bring vast amounts of disruptive anger to school, especially girls.

http://www.city-journal.org/html/violence-halls-disorder-malls-14920.html

Last year, as Obamacare continued to roll out, costs in the U.S. reached an all-time high of 17.5% of GDP

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-01/us-healthcare-global-outlier-and-not-good-way

Sunday, January 1, 2017

John Wayne tribute to Harry Carey

Western star Harry Carey died in 1947. Director John Ford cast Carey's wife (Olive Carey) as Mrs. Jorgensen (the mother) and Carey's son (Harry Carey Jr.) as one of the sons (Brad) as a tribute to Carey. In the closing scene with John Wayne framed in the doorway, Wayne holds his right elbow with his left hand in a pose that Carey fans would recognize as one that he often used. Wayne later stated he did it as a tribute to Carey. Off-camera, Olive watched.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049730/trivia

Harry Carey (January 16, 1878 – September 21, 1947) was an American actor and one of silent film's earliest superstars. One of his best known performances is as the President of the Senate in the drama film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor....

Carey was born "Henry DeWitt Carey II" in the Bronx, New York, a son of Henry DeWitt Carey,[1] (A newspaper source gives the actor's name as "Harry DeWitt Carey II").[2] a prominent lawyer and judge of the New York Supreme Court, and his wife Ella J. (Ludlum). He grew up on City Island, Bronx.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Carey_(actor)

Harry Carey's description of City Island when he was a boy in the Eighties made a hoarse and mildly profane pastorale. It sounded like pleasant passages out of Huck Finn.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E01E4D81F3CE533A25754C0A9639C946193D6CF&legacy=true

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fredericksburg, TX






EXPOSED: The billionaire Planned Parenthood donor who wants his donations kept very, very secret Planned Parenthood , Warren Buffett

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/planned-parenthood-sued-me-to-stop-me-from-releasing-the-information-in-thi

16 Unforgettable Road Trips To Take In Texas Before You Die

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/road-trip-compilation-tx/

Junior college president grotesquely livin’ large at taxpayer expense

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/junior_college_president_grotesquely_livin_large_at_taxpayer_expense.html

Rex Reed’s Best Movies of 2016

http://observer.com/2016/12/2016-best-movies-rex-reed-top-10/