"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
G. K. Chesterton is one of my favorite writers, poets, authors, and speakers. He left us in the late 1930s. Here are some of his thoughts on government, commerce, and distribution.
A Capital Idea Part 43: What is the Ideal Culture?
Today's comments by Thom have me wondering if he is a closet imperialist. In his remarks about the North/South Korean incident, he said something like "the North shot first" and "China should reconsider their friendship with their buddy North Korea". First of all, as we all know, the war never has ended, and the water boundary is stll in dispute.
This format is so much better than a cb radio because it is somewhat safe to assume the demographic, those who might believe and agree with the moderator ( corect me if I a wrong here but my guess it that it is Thom ) and those who do not. I have not heard an opinion tht I have disagreed with ( ben listening for three months) , many that I do not have background on tho. I am going to email friends to lean in on this information thread and I am hopeful that they already know of it.
The bloated blather over TSA pat downs and intrusive scanners this Thanksgiving is, like most noise amplified by the media, surface level, at best.
It's easy to see that nothing gets done in Washington unless a special interest has a horse in the race. The Democrats and Republicans really know only how to do two things: create drama and political theatre on social issues and vote the way their campaign contributors want them to. This creates an environment in our government that is less than useless for the people who really elected them there.
For all you vegetarians out there, here is a tried and true gravy that tastes better than turkey gravy. It takes a little skill and patience. We used to use this over a gluten "turkey" that is pretty involved to make.
Unfortunately I have forgotten the actual amounts since I cook by instinct, so adjust if you see the need.
Ingredients: about half cup of garbanzo flour, half a cup of organic peanut oil (important to the flavor), soy sauce to taste (about 1/4 cup), 1/4 a cup of Red Star nutritional yeast flakes (gives the umame flavor), water.
It seems that these last 2 weeks all the Leading news is about the way TSA "screens" passengers before boarding aircraft in our great nation. Well, like everyone else here's my "two cents"...
If you got separated from your son in an airport, and after frantically searching around for him you found a forty year old man stroking his buttocks and genitals would you? A. Break the guy's nose and call for a cop. -or- B. Thank the man for keeping America Safe!