Russell Brand On Revolution Is The Message We Need

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Russell Brand has been under attack over his recent article lately “Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition” But before we change the world, we need to change the way we think.”. The left took to him like vultures tearing up every opportunity we had to exploit this occasion and get real radical ideas discussed …

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Christmas and the Gift

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It’s Christmas time again, and it seemed a perfect time to discuss the role of gifting within society. Nearly every child who celebrates Christmas will, at some point in their childhood, say something to the effect that “I wish it could be Christmas all the time!” and without fail, this wish is put down by parents. Obviously the parents wouldn’t …

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Thursday Quickie: Cheapskate’s Guide to DIY Christmas Gifting 2012

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Item #12 on the list! It’s December 20th. You’ve gotten most of your shopping out of the way, but you still have some unfinished holiday business. Whether you’re a procrastinator, broke, found out that your nephew’s girlfriend will be showing up to Christmas dinner after all, haven’t the foggiest clue what to get the receptionist at work, or need to …

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Thursday Quickie: Glittered tealight candle holders!

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A few weeks ago, I stopped at my favorite local thrift store and spied a brand new pack of IKEA tealights. As soon as I saw them, I knew they were begging to be glittery and shiny! Even if you don’t luck out and score candleholders for $.99 like I did, this project is still much cheaper than what you’d …

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Black Beans As Mutual Aid

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The story of mutual aid is a long and compelling one. Examples from archaelogical evidence and personal documents are writ large upon human history. Presently, we are seeing its real potential realized in photographs of Occupy Sandy volunteers feeding FEMA workers in the aftermath of that storm. Government fail; people win. Mutual Aid is getting press, and it couldn’t happen …

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Thursday Quickie: Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

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I love making soups because as long as all the flavors gel together, you can pretty much toss in whatever you want and all will be right with the world. They freeze great and homemade soup always seems to be super filling. On this one, I purchased some split peas that were being discontinued a few months back, but hadn’t …

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Gray Market Trees

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Ever chance to notice the arrangement of trees around old houses? The encroachment of statist culture has wrought many changes in the landscape of our lives, one of the most profound being a loss of useful and common sensical wisdom. Before the advent of central air and heating people took advantage of natural barriers against the extremities. Deciduous trees were …

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Make your own elderberry-apple-pear juice

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For this my very firstest DIY column, I will show you how to make your own elderberry-apple-pear juice, using a juice cooker. I will attempt to guide you from the picking of elderberries, preparing them (and the apples, pears, anchovies, orangutans and breakfast cereals) to cooking the juice out of them, and store the final product appropriately (for its intended …

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The Aesthetics of Glass Storage

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How much food had my family wasted over the years? Holy mackerel! It was not a pretty picture! Leftovers were shuffled into a dingy laboratory somewhere in the deeper reaches of the refrigerator. Fuzzy, chromatic colonies of sci-fi wonder flourished in containers of translucent plastic ware… Oh that plastic ware! Such an easy sell..the convenience, the re-useability! Only, it wasn’t …

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Thursday Quickie: Pineapple Salsa!

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1 whole pineapple (small dice) 1/4 red onion (small dice) 1/4 cup red pepper (small dice) 1 jalapeno (small dice) Juice and zest of 1 lime 1/2 cup of mint (packed and minced) Salt & pepper (to taste)   Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl and season to taste. The onion and bell pepper are estimates. I just …

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