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A fried alga that tastes like bacon

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jul 20. 6 Replies

Beware of Brassicas

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 16. 6 Replies

Avoiding Food Waste

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jun 27. 17 Replies

Timers

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 26. 16 Replies

Pretty Damn Good Potato Salad.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jun 17. 5 Replies

Beer, Beer, Glorious Beer!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Daniel W Jun 14. 77 Replies

Happy (belated) Pi Day! (3/14)

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 14. 19 Replies

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on Friday

Speaking of clothes and food........how about this?

Comment by Randall Smith on Friday

Super good news, Spud. Time to hit the thrift shops for "new" clothes, eh?!

Joan, I agree.

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

As to the government's austerity trends, this is the time to become politically active if there ever was a time. Find people with common complaints, form coalitions, write Talking Points Papers, develop strategies, talk to your state and federal representatives. If you talk to them often enough, they will begin to know your name when they see you.

Remember, we do not live in a democratic form of government, it is a republic form. 

"republic (from Latin: res publica) is a form of government or country in which power resides in elected individuals representing the citizen body and government leaders exercise power according to the rule of law."

Also remember the SCOTUS ruled a corporation is a person and money is speech. 

Always have available for them a Position Paper with your name and contact information on it. Define the problem in precise, concrete, descriptive terms. State what you want them to do.  

You will be surprised how people will come out of the woodwork when reality hits them and they realize they need to have a voice in the legislature. The People don't have the money to influence representatives in government, and the People do have a voice that can be delivered to them, vocally, in print, by coalition building. 

republic

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Randy, I fell in love with Greek food that was served to locals, not the tourist stuff. Hope you can find some great food. I envey you that trip. Be sure to keep us up-to-date with a travel log.

 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Chris, very good news that your migraine has ended and you are back to normal. Do you think the migraine was stress related, even as your challenges have calmed down a bit? I very rarely have migraines so have no idea what to suggest. 

I use the"Stop, Breathe, and Think" program these days. They are short little blurbs that help me stay centered. I expect this option is too simplistic, however, I offer it as a daily meditation practice. 

migraine 

Comment by Idaho Spud on Thursday

Thanks peeps.  The diet is still taking fat off my bod.  Every once in a while, I get a craving for carbohydrates, but I've only given-in once or twice, and then didn't eat much.  I've lost 25 pounds in 48 days.

I had my blood drawn yesterday, and will see the doctor next week to go over the results of the blood tests. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Thursday

Spud, your garden will bring you many pleasures in additionb to reducing you food costs. My family has made a commitment to get off the grid as soon as possible and grow as much food as we can. Your gardens of the past years have inspired me. You did it, and will do just fine. 
I do hope you are able to get your food stamp total restored. There are some things people just cannot grow themselves. 
When I moved to Spokane 41 years ago with y three ten year old children, I went to a Mom and Pop store and told them the things I was doing to put nutritious food on the table. I was not able to supply as much fresh food in the winter as I hoped because I bought my home on July 1 and didn't have time to grow and make anything except sauerkraut and root crops. I asked the owners if they had suggestions for me. They offered to allow me to scrounge in their back room for milk, eggs, meat, beans and such staples. That got me through my first winter. 
I continue to shop at that store 41 years later for all my groceries. I am a faithful customer and they know me by name 

By all means, keep thinking of other options than food stamps. I, and my children lived in a more compassionate food-stamp-world than you now confront. Don't give up. There continue to be compassionate people. 

Comment by Plinius on Thursday

They know so well how to bring people into trouble - I hope you manage, Spud!

Comment by Randall Smith on Thursday
Wow, Spud, that's not much. How's that diet coming?
Comment by Idaho Spud on Wednesday

Glad you're feeling better Plinius. 

I've not been able to access the internet for 2 days, but it's back on today.  Hope it stays that way.

Just finished my re-evaluation for food stamps.  I'll continue receiving $16/month.  I was hoping it would go back up to $89/month like it was for 2 years when the rules were different.

 

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