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  1. ellendra
    ellendra December 4, 2017 7:51 am

    You can give the powders a different flavor by roasting or smoking them before drying.

    I made 3/4 of a pint of roasted garlic powder this year. It’s awesome!

  2. Desertrat 1
    Desertrat 1 December 4, 2017 10:47 am

    I have no problem with the sort of research described in the article. Some friends of mine are very upset over the need to kill a beloved dog because of its cancer.

    Use for research in cosmetics is a different matter, and I oppose that.

    Anti-venom against snakebite, from horses, seems to me to be a good thing. My understanding is that pigs are used in the production of insulin–again, a good thing.

  3. Shel
    Shel December 4, 2017 11:04 am

    When I first linked on the horror video, I didn’t really get any further than the headline. Then I kept thinking about it and concluded that kind of viciousness must have meant a black cop and a white victim. It did. It’s all about slavery and revenge. If Black Lives Matter or the progressives ever get any real power, this incident is just a taste.

    I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this before, but a former (that’s actually a story involving dogs) friend had a dog, whom I had the great pleasure to know, who previously had had a litter of 18 pups. She divided them into three groups of six and nursed them sequentially. They all thrived. Regarding the shameless pets link, I firmly believe a single heterosexual person is much better off having a dog of the same sex. That way, when the dog is jealous, it’s at least jealous of the owner.

  4. Claire
    Claire December 4, 2017 11:20 am

    ” It’s all about slavery and revenge.”

    That’s an unwarranted assumption, Shel. And it doesn’t explain the equal barbarities perpetrated by white cops on black people, black cops on black people, and white cops on white people (especially those they deem defiant or mentally unfit). If you have evidence that particular cop is out to get white people, post it. Otherwise … please don’t go there.

  5. Comrade X
    Comrade X December 4, 2017 2:08 pm

    I hope LEO’s who kill dogs find their very own hell waiting with 72 pitbulls.

  6. kentmcmanigal
    kentmcmanigal December 4, 2017 2:52 pm

    I have a cat that’s as bad as the pets in those photos. She sleeps under the covers with me every night. When I first go to bed, she slides under the covers and turns around so her head sticks out right near my face. This way she can reach out to occasionally touch my face with a paw and lick my nose while I try to read. She also insists on being held while I’m trying to write on the computer. I’ve never had a cat so needy (but I hand-raised her from birth, so I blame her upbringing). She also loves to bite.

  7. fred
    fred December 6, 2017 2:53 am

    Exactly 1 person in my entire family ‘gets it’ regarding F*CK*B**K. I did get one to finally open his eyes about Amazon,took 2 years before the lightbulb went on.And it was something he had to find himself,nothing I said mattered.
    They say the propagandised themselves are the hardest to get to realize their plight.

  8. Claire
    Claire December 6, 2017 8:47 am

    “I did get one to finally open his eyes about Amazon,took 2 years before the lightbulb went on”

    Well, fred, you can take comfort in the fact that your anti-Amazon efforts are being more effective here. November was a complete bust and December is shaping up to be a good … February.

    Then again, maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s just “steamboating come steamboat time” and people decided to reject Amazon as you coincidentally started posting here about it. This is a strong-minded crowd, so that’s most likely it.

  9. Comrade X
    Comrade X December 6, 2017 10:29 am

    I bought a computer through your Amazon link in November, did you get any credit for that?

  10. Claire
    Claire December 6, 2017 10:41 am

    Comrade X — Thank you! Somebody — now I know it was you — did buy a computer in November and I did get credit for it.

    The sad thing is that when Amazon nerfed its commission structure last spring, computers, cellphones, and electronic items were (not surprisingly) among the worst hit. With a few exceptions (thank you, buyers of the baby furniture, pet, home, and outdoor items), the few large or largish purchases lately have been computers or cellphones.

    Sorry for whining. I’m actually in fine shape right now, Amazon aside. And very grateful for the purchases that are coming in.

  11. Claire
    Claire December 6, 2017 11:38 am

    On the subject of my whining: I’m disgruntled, but not hurt, by Amazon nerfiness and by fred using this blog as a forum for agitating against buying at Amazon (though as I’ve said before he’s not violating any rules by doing so).

    But last night — at the end of my “glowy” day — I received news whose financial impact on my life could range from “no big deal” to “so serious I’d have to sell my house — but might not be able to.” No point in going into detail until more is known (possibly a few weeks).

    But when it comes to money matters, today is not a good day and I don’t know what I’d do without my amazing supporters, especially the angels.

  12. fred
    fred December 7, 2017 6:55 pm

    Im sorry Claire,no more anti Amazons here.And i will use your link when I do buy from them.Feel free to delete all my amazons,and folks,i doubt Im your siren,think amazon is doing it to itself.But no more from me on it here.

  13. Claire
    Claire December 8, 2017 4:07 am

    fred — Thank you. I really don’t think your statements caused the problem. I do believe people are becoming leery of Amazon as a wannabe monopoly and are disenchanted with Amazon’s pricing. Heck, I’ve made my own statements about being disgruntled with some of their policies.

    The coincidental timing of your statements and November’s collapse was weird. And it didn’t help to have somebody agitating against Amazon. But you were within your rights to do so and I don’t blame you for the revenue dive.

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