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Admin: Deleted for being accusatory and totally lacking any data.
Deleting posts of those who disagree with the site founder? Certainly your prerogative, Chris, but hardly in the spirit of what I thought this site stood for. Groupthink is creeping in…
Beautiful response, Wendy. It deserved more than a simple thumbs up.
I'm starting to wonder if the Blob has any purpose here, other than trying to get under everyone's skin.
Glad you revived this old thread!
I'm heading into my first winter with two Warre hives, populated from a package this past spring. I have Carniolans and they swarmed in June. I was able to capture the swarm and start a second hive with it. (That sentence in no way reflects the initial panic I was in when I came upon the swarm!)
I've decided not to harvest honey this fall. Both Warres have two boxes full of honey but with the split I want to make sure they have adequate stores for the winter. I plan to harvest in the spring, as soon as things start blooming. Hopefully all the girls will live through the winter. I'm zone 6 and the only "winterizing" I plan to do is to decrease the size of the openings.
While all world religions seem to be fraught with problems, hypocrisy, and potential violence, Islam seems to take it to a higher level, in my opinion.
Don't believe me? Try this experiment.
Stand on a street corner in any traditionally Christian or Buddhist nation and repeatedly yell "Allah Akbar." Then stand on a street corner in any Islamic nation (or even in the Muslim-controlled areas of Europe) and repeatedly yell "Jesus is Lord."
I believe you'll find the violence inherent in Islam to make itself apparent quite quickly.
Two questions leapt to mind while reading that.
1. Is such a call for murder not illegal?
2. Why would a Baptist church invite a Muslim extremist to address their congregation?
Well said, Chris. I wasn't really a believer in the infamous PPT before today but right now it certainly seems like the most plausible explanation for what we are seeing. The whole worlds markets are plummeting but ours has a miraculous Monday morning comeback for no apparent reason. Hmmm.
Montag lives, eh? That is a shame, and sadly, I'm afraid we will see more of that in our future.
coincidentally, I'm about halfway through Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. I'm trying to catch the "classics" that I either missed when I was younger or don't remember. It's in the top 10 of every list of best American novels I could find and I thought it would make a nice complement to the other drought-related novel I just finished, The Water Knife. Despite TGoW being an acknowledged masterpiece, I'm pretty certain it will be on the pile when then PC police here start their literary bonfires.
…Of course, censorship may not come in the form of burning books at all, since political correctness has already taken its toll on public discourse in America. Between the privilege checking and the trigger warnings, we’re raising an entire generation of adults who can’t handle any idea that challenges their world view.
So America’s future won’t be teaming with book pyres for as far as the eye can see. Instead, books that are worth burning won’t be written in the first place, because nobody will even know what it means to be controversial.
I've definitely noticed the inverse correlation between stocks and PMs over the past few years and have been on the wrong end of it for the past 18 months. I fully expect stocks to crater any time now – it may have already started – and I am betting and hoping that the inverse relationship continues!
If it's a serious correction I would expect to see money flowing into alternative investments like PM.
If it's a crash/SHTF scenario, all bets are off but it would seem likely that PMs might blast off.
however, if we see more signs of serious deflation, I suppose PMs could go even lower.
Perhaps I am misinterpreting many of these comments but it seems like many people here are making the case that the Third Reich was really not that bad. Apparently, they had good reasons for their actions. Further, they were just like any other society, after all, they've all done bad things, so we shouldn't judge.
I've tried to stay out of this discussion but I'm finding this line of reasoning quite off-putting. I am a big fan of Chris and the three Es philosophy but I'm starting to think that I've misjudged this site. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Tom, thank you, that was very instructive. Although we have weapons in the home, they are generally stored and not close at hand when someone approaches the house. I suppose we've been complacent in that regard.
i wonder if you'd mind adding some advice for those of us who live rurally. We made the "big move" 4 years ago from the city to the country. The plus side of this is that big city crimes like in the video almost never happen – probably contributing to our complacency. The downside is that police presence is also almost non-existent. In my case, I'm guessing 911 response at approximately 15-20 minutes. How would your advice change, if at all, for those of use in this situation.