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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Qaddafi Dead

Every time a dictator falls I hope, a hopeless hope I know, for one thing: That his people would show him mercy and forgiveness, which he'd never shown to his own people. Instead, to my disappointment, they always show the animalistic vengeful side of human nature. Dark.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Forgive My Words

My intentions are never to cloy your ear.
My dulcet tones are not for your heart to fear.
My words are evocative but quite sincere.
And if my words don’t please you dear,
I ask you to forgive me in the future near.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Don't Eat Fast

It can take about 20 minutes for your brain to tell you your stomach is full. If you are a fast eater, British Medical Journal recommends consider slowing your pace. People who eat quickly are more likely to be overweight. … And I am not an expert on how to shrink a big stomach back to a normal size.

Bannock (Fried Bread)

My family has been enjoying this treat for years; and I want to share it with you so you may enjoy it, too.

You can make this recipe into fried bread or pancake by varying the amount of water you add to the mix.

Bannock (or as I call it fried bread) is a non-yeast bread that can be baked for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Six cups of the mix make 12 servings. For my family of 6,  I make half a recipe.

  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 cups corn meal
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup bran
  • 1 cup rye of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour (optional)
  • ¾ cup powdered milk
  • 6 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons shortening cut into the dry ingredients
  • 5 ½ cups water (you want the dough to be semi-wet but not too wet)
  • Canola oil for frying

In a bowl mix all the ingredients and add enough water to make a thick, wet dough (the wetter the dough, the softer the bread). Cut the dough into small balls and flatten it on a cutting board using a roller (add flour to the board to avoid stickiness). Place the flattened bread into an oiled frying pan and fry it, on a stove top, as you would fry a pancake; flip it once it has turned to a golden color. Serve hot with pure maple syrup. Enjoy.

You can turn this recipe into a pancake-like batter by adding more water to the mix, and pouring it into a greased frying pan like a pancake.

Credit: This recipe originally comes from the resorts on the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota. I have changed it slightly.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saudi Women Suffrage - Too Shy

The root cause for the Saudi woman suffrage is that they’re too shy and submissive. STOP BEING TOO SHY. Show your faces!

Saudi women: To be taken seriously, show your faces and use your real names when using social media: Be brave and have no fear of men.

As along as you rely on the charity of the "beloved" king, you will always suffer. Where is your impatient pride?

What fear? What the hell are they going to do to you? What are you afraid of? Take to the streets!

The Woolgathering Nations of the World

Do you ever wonder about how the majority of countries around the world have not produced a thing of significance in the last 500 years? 195 countries, except for a handful or so, are just hanging out in their pajamas, slipping off into woolgathering, looking on with interest.

Now imagine the world without America in it … how desperate it would be.

Coffee Explosion

This morning I was looking forward to drinking my coffee before I had got on with doing what needs to be done to make a living and before my coffee maker had exploded spewing coffee grains all over my wife’s kitchen. The lesson learned: If you forget putting the coffee grains in the coffee maker, unless you like to confirm this mishap and let us know how things go, don’t reuse that same hot water, it’s too hot for the coffee maker to handle (at least my coffee maker). And here is a recent development: Zachary Khelah confirmed this experiment, and the results were just as deadly.

2012 Republican Presidential Candidates

Are you excited about the GOP presidential candidates? I don’t know about you, but I am not. You’ve got the Just-For-Men Mitt and the born-again-christian Texan (we’ve seen that movie before) who says we must not appease the Palestinians (he means the Nazis) and neckless Newt  and the very black guy (forgot his name) who wants to replace the not so very black guy, and the old doc who’s been in politics for a while but hasn’t cured a patient yet and wants to abolish the government, and Michelle who lives few miles down the road from me (and wouldn’t  it be nice to have a pretty gal president from MN, eh? but not Michelle, oh god no, not Michelle), and some others whom I don’t care about - and now they’re thinking about bringing in the model from NJ (at least the ladies might find him more appealing than neckless Newt, I don’t know). … After all, Michelle, a terrific lady, may not need start packing.