07/30/2020

Masks Mandatory In NS starting tomorrow

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Effective July 31, 2020, you must wear a mask in public.

We all knew this day was coming. For a while we thought it wouldn't be necessary but we simply trust everyone to wear a mask voluntarily. I am glad for it.


07/26/2020

Bats Have Returned! It's A Happy Day!

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With all the rain we are getting this summer, there will be an abundance of mosquitoes. Thank goodness the bats have come home to roost once again.


07/24/2020

Report: German Nazis are buying up land in Cape Breton

QuickImage Tags: Accountability Around The Lake Big News in Nova Scotia Business Cape Breton Island News


What a loaded headline. Any time the word Nazis is used, it's a loaded topic. Is the word "nazi" appropriately used? That is a good topic to discuss and research.

Much of the land bought & sold in recent years has been to Germans. As in any country, there are people with differents modes of thought and behaviour. What do you think of the ones mentioned in this news article? What do you think of this article? What do you think of those who sell land to these people?

Click on the link below to read the article. It won't take long, it's short.


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07/20/2020

Why Do People Refuse To Wear A Mask?

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Why does wearing a mask offend some people so deeply? It's only a piece of cloth. It protects all of us if everyone wears a mask.

06/23/2020

Dal With Rice - Inexpensive, Easy and Uses What's On Hand

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I haven't posted a recipe in a long time. It's time I put something in to help get us through the pandemic. I hope you enjoy it.

With the pandemic circulating, we go to the grocery store far less frequently than we used to. That means we have to be sure to use up all the fresh groceries in the house before the next grocery trip. Plus, with far less money coming into the household, it's important to use groceries most frugally. Having to be this frugal with both food and money has forced us to find ways to use what we have more efficiently.

This is a very economical dish. Use whatever ingredients you have on hand, it will still work. Use any whole grains in your pantry - dal red lentils, green lentils, Beluga lentils, brown rice, long grain rice, bulgur, groats, barley or polenta (corn meal poridge). It makes a great lunch the next day so make plenty.

Every time I make this, it is a little different, depending on what I have on hand at the moment.

Last night I served it with sauteed red pepper, asparagus and cherry tomatoes. Then I sprinkled it with parsley that is attempting to bolt, though it would be more authentic with cilantro, which I do not have in the garden yet. Mint might work, give it a try.

I used plain basmati rice with a handful of frozen peas stirred in. You don't need to use the accompanying rice recipe, that can be a stand-alone. As a matter of fact, I prefer the rice plain or with a simple addition like peas, raisins or a cinnamon stick. Basmati rice has plenty of aroma and flavour on its own.

Dal With Plain Pilau (Vegetarian Epicure Book 2 by Anna Thomas)

Dal Serves 4 to 6

1 cup red lentils

2 cup water

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp peeled and grated fresh ginger

1/4 tsp turmeric

4 pods cardamom, can use ground

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 1/2 tbsp butter

1/2 tsp red pepper, crushed & dried

2 tsp cumin, ground or whole

2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, optional. Parsley is a good substitute.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add all the spices except fresh herbs, sautee and add the lentils, salt and water.

Bring to a boil and lower the heat; simmer until soft.

Add more water if needed.

Add a squeeze of lemon juice if you have it.

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Plain Pilau Serves 6 - 8

4 tbsp butter

2 cups basmati or long grain white rice Whatever kid of rice you have is good.

1/4 tsp cinnamon

8 pods cardamom, crushed

3/4 cup almonds, slivered & blanched

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup peas

4 cup hot water

1 1/2 tsp salt

Melt the butter in a large pan and fry the rice until it just starts to colour. Add the cinnamon and crushed cardamom seeds. Stir and continue frying for 1 or 2 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir briefly. Bring the water to a boil, then lower heat, cover the casserole tightly and let the rice steam for 20 minutes. All the water should be absorbed and the rice just tender but not mushy.


06/17/2020

Make Mark Zuckerberg Liable For The Damage He Has Done

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Watch what Joe Scarborough has to say about Zuckerberg's disingenousness. @JoeNBC says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is responsible for "pushing people towards extremist sites."


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06/16/2020

'Facebook doesn't care': Activists say accounts removed despite Zuckerberg's free-speech stance

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Would you like to know why I am no longer on Facebook or Zuckerberg's other social media platform, Instagram? Would he be categorized as a sociopath? Click on the link below.

From MSNBC: Dozens of Tunisian, Syrian and Palestinian activists and journalists, many of whom use the platform to document human rights abuses in the region, say their Facebook accounts have been deactivated over the last few months.

Civil liberties and human rights groups have argued this shows that Facebook appeals to free speech principles only when they are politically advantageous.


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06/13/2020

Could They Be More Disingenuous? Of Course They Can, They Are Trumpers.

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Anyone who know me knows I don't trust the Zuckerbergs any farther than I can throw them.

He and his wife seem to have their hands in anything influential and anything that can make them richer.

He has the power to drive elections to whatever entity he desires. This shouldn't be legal. He is largely responsible for putting a wholly unsuitable man in the white house and rest assured he will do it again. Taking down his internet networks is long overdue. Law enforcement is not doing its job. He needs to be brought under control.

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06/08/2020

Bunker Boy by Randy Rainbow

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Skip the ad if you want to, but don't miss a second of the 3-minute video!


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06/07/2020

We Have A Problem With Truth (Or Gullibility Or Hate)

Tags: News Hate and Manipulation


The problem is global. There are endless conspiracy theories circulating, much of it meant to create hate toward any particular ethnic group or race.

This has got to stop. Even in my tucked-away little neighborhood, hate and derision spread. Much of it is hidden, nestled into yet smaller communities, isolating back into the woods or up a mountain, sequestered among their own group. Nearly all of it is coming from people who moved here with the expectation that none of the people they hate will also move here. Their cruel talk is aimed at people with a darker complexion. Or people who move here from disadvantaged places. It is sickening that that kind of culture exists among us but we are live-and-let-live people so we do our best to not let it get to us.

Right now, Black Lives Matter is a global awakening of how we treat people of colour or "other" ethnicity. It began with the choking death of George Lloyd by a policemen who killed him by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds. Mr. Lloyd was dead after 5 minutes. With a US federal government led by an amoral, cruel man who gets pleasure by hurting people, police feel encouraged to kill, inflict pain and injure ordinary citizens with impunity, as they have done for many years. White supremacy militias are running rampant. This has got to stop. No one of any race or gender or age is safe. There are videos popping up of white people, elderly and children suffering horrible attacks by policemen aimed at not only ethnic people but also those who simply do not agree.

Nearly all of those same people don't believe Covid 19 exists or that it isn't harmful. They go out in public, not covering their mouths and noses, shedding virus that they deny exits. They do it without any consideration for vulnerable souls who will then get ill, suffer permanent organ damage or die. Those same people who are spreading the disease then expect the very best of medical care available to them when they get ill with it. Hypocrites. Evil, self-serving, callous and heartless people who think only of themselves with no regard whatsoever for others. They are the reason there is so much Covid 19 circulating.

Why do they believe so much garbage? There is no shortage of lies, fake news and outright manipulation to be found on the internet. There is also an abundance of truth circulating, yet the garbage is what they CHOOSE to believe and spread further. What kind of people do this? It often resembles just plain stupidity or a disordered mind. What kind of character do they have - or lack?


When you can't face reality, you'll easily embrace conspiracy. - John Pavlovitz

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