"Ahah! So if I'm going to soak beans overnight in COLD water I have to use baking soda, because our tap water is very hard.
We have our water heater hooked up to a water softening system, but I have heard that adds more salt... …"
"NOT voting is the same as submitting tamely to slavery. ALL politiccal systems becoome corrupt over time, but representative democracy beats the hell out of any other system we've devised so far.
What do you suggest as an…"
"Or as our Rethuglican Senate (with the aid of a few greedy, stupid Democrats) has voted to pipe highly toxic Canadian tar sands through the US to seaports where the sludge can be shipped to Asia. (Keystone XL)
Just what we need."
"Christians tell me that they love their enemies, and yet all I ask is—not that they love their enemies, not that they love their friends even, but that they treat those who differ from them, with simple fairness. We do not wish to be forgiven,…"
"An e-friend tried making baked beans some time back, and complained that they NEVER got soft. He ended up throwing them out......
I asked him if he used salt and he said he did, but I don't remember if he soaked the beans in salted water,…"
"Friends, including Patricia, have said that putting a tsp of baking soda in the soaking water works a treat. Then rinse the beans thoroughly before cooking.
The only time I buy canned beans is when I want to throw together a 3-(or…"
"Michael, how strange! There are several Vegetables that I used to hate when I was a kid, and would always leave them on my plate. It wasn't till I grew up and started watching Julia Child that I realized that my Oklahoma…"
"My dear, I know that....but my Social Insecurity for February was deposited in my bank on Wednesday, and almost totally spent by Thursday afternoon.....the thing about being a working single woman for 50 years is that I was paid less than 75 cents…"
"It was good enough for Dagon, that conservative old pagan,Who still votes for Ronald Reagan, and it's good enough for me!"
I used to have a mini-collection of 1980s filksong books, loaned them to a friend who moved out of the…"
"Uh...no, I haven't read Israel Lobby, and right now I'm in no position to buy even used books, or go to a public library. I'm hoping to be out from under a crippling debt in a couple of months, so maybe then I can check half.com…"
"I recognize the origin of that quote..."One ring....etc" But WHICH book? There are so many, all claiming to be inspired by some invisible character, and all contradictory.
Loren is right; Islam needs to grow up, and so do…"
"GC, Have you ever been to a Science Fiction convention? They do a LOT of silly/fun filksinging at night, and one popular song (at least when I was active in fandom) was a version of "My God's Better than Your God," to the…"
"I just finished rereading Jimmy Carter's book, Palestine, Peace not Apartheid....and became very depressed whenever he referred to the area as "the Holy Land"...in caps, on practically every page.
Actually the whole book…"
"Plus, they are isolating their "enemies" and grabbing land in exactly the way Nazi Germany did...they just haven't built any official extermination camps. Yet.
All because they claim their imaginary friend promised to give their…"
To answer your question of wed 'where is everybody' I thinkmmost of us are stranded at home. I'm iced /snowed in so bad l can't get in or out of the drive. Wish I was someplace where the weather would allow me to get out of the house. Hope you are well and mobile.