Thursday, January 19, 2017

Manning and suicide rates

Pvt. Manning to whom Obama just granted freedom has attempted suicide twice while in prison. The rate of suicide (and suicide attempts) by transgendered or those on their way is very high--about 40%. And it's not discrimination. It's also very high after genital surgery, facial remolding and inclusion. If discrimination were the leading factor, then blacks would have a higher rate than whites, but they don't. Poorer neighborhoods would have higher rates of suicide than richer, but they don't. Jail suicide rates have gone up 12% during Obama's terms. Prison suicides outnumber homicides. The highest suicide rate is white men over 85. Obama's tragic decision won't help military veterans whose suicide rate is twice that of civilians. 

I was wrong about Manning's orchiectomy--he hasn't had it yet, so he's a male taking estrogen to enlarge his breasts who's had a name change. And why not be depressed, anxious and suicidal? He's betrayed his fellow soldiers, his country, and his family so he could get free hormones and mascara. That's a heavy burden for anyone to bear. His treachery led to the deaths of poor villagers who were supporting U.S. forces and outed many of our allies. How does this make him a hero and a figure worthy of pity? I suspect Obama has signed his death warrant.

The hysterical left

Although I wasn't on Facebook in January 2009, I do remember the fear mongering on the internet. There were all sorts of conspiracy rumors about how the far right would act, probably inciting violence, against the our country's first black president. And it's all come true this month, but it's not the far right. It's Soros backed demonstrators, anarchists, unionists, CEOs of non-profits, and elderly boomers from the prairies reliving their youth; it's terrified snowflakes and Joy Behar "View" buds banding together in fear and mourning. It's clear evidence how deeply the Marxists (even those who are making money hand over fist with TV gigs) have wormed into and infested our society. Trump may have won the election, but the left definitely has a strangle hold on the culture. In December Behar shrieked (or growled), "Do we have to wait until the hammer and sickle is on the American flag before we stand up to this guy?” she asked. "No, Joy, you've been carrying that banner for years," Norma advised.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Does ideology matter to Trump?

Rush Limbaugh said something interesting today and I paraphrase. Donald Trump really doesn't understand the left; he isn't conservative or liberal. I think that's true--at least I've never heard him say anything about a person's ideology. I seriously doubt he knows Trotsky from Alinsky.  He's a business man accustomed to working with all types. He believes in free markets (sort of) because that's a good business principle. He thinks borders should be secure because he believes why have a border if it is ignored and drugs, criminals, etc. cross over.  It must be a shock to him to be called racist, homophobic and sexist by the middle school mean girls, since before running for President he schmoozed with all types and they fawned over him, invited him to their parties, and told him he was wonderful because of his influence. When John Civil Rights Icon says something stupid and attacks Trump, he just reacts by punching back, and doesn't delve into any socialist twaddle or diversity dribble that has kept that Icon on salary (he got to Icon status by being beaten near to death by Democrats). When the black Congressional lock step club pressure each other to not attend the inauguration and powers higher than them smack around entertainers and school marching bands, Trump takes it personally, but doesn't seem to see the fog of statism in over under around and through it where everyone has to obey, pay a fine, lose their livelihood, be shunned or jailed.

Metastatic breast cancer

I got a sad letter this week begging me to warn the women in my life about metastatic breast cancer. So here's her story for the women in my life.

She's a member of my church, but living out of state while she settles the estate of her deceased daughter--nothing a woman in her late 80s would expect to be doing. I remember about 5 years ago her daughter came to Columbus to help her mom recover from a stroke. My friend's daughter had had annual mammograms for years, and nothing was found--probably due to very dense breast tissue and the location under her arm. But she did have a lot of pain the last 5 years and was being treated for arthritis. By the time she was properly diagnosed the cancer had metastasized to both hips, her spine, liver and lymph system. This cancer is not curable, and no one dies from cancer that stays in the breast, but if she'd been properly diagnosed 5 years ago, she could possibly be alive. That's not a given, however. 

All women have been educated about detecting breast cancer and screening--in fact, the lion's share of that money you donate and raise in walks, runs, and selling pink stuff, goes for education and not research that could actually save your life. I've looked at several websites about this and personal stories, and this one is pretty clear. Read the comments. 

The Trump demonstrations

Chicago was an appropriate locale for Obama's farewell address. "It’s a violent, one-party city that is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption." (Moses Lambert) And DC is an appropriate place for the Democrats to gather for a march--whether blue church ladies from shrinking urban churches, or chubby boomer nurses and librarians in "pussy" bonnets, or screaming feminists against the unborn--to participate in a Soros funded event against Trump, threaten violence and disruption and party like it's the 1960s. It's the Democrat way.

It's embarrassing

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Soviet poster art loved by Obama staffer

Anyone else remember the Soviet propaganda posters in the Jay Carney home? He was Obama's press secretary. Met his wife in Moscow.

Bradley Manning's treachery

When the annals of crime are written up describing the "first," or "biggest," I hope they don't list Bradley Manning as a famous female traitor. Bradley was who he always was (and always will be) when he committed treason and through his efforts and insecurity about his sexuality, got people killed. President Obama has given the American people and the American military another poke in the eye. It's a 2-fer.  If Chelsea were still Bradley, I doubt this request would have been met. Some other traitor would have gotten it.

Dear Democrats and Liberals, (a meme)

"I'm noticing that a lot of you aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost.
In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.
Some of you are apparently "triggered". Because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.
How did this happen you ask.

You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.
You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
You created "us" when you attacked our flag.
You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.
You created "us" when you began to immasculate men.
You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.
You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.
You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.
"You" created "us" the silent majority.
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets."


Monday, January 16, 2017

Journalists for Hillary to gather and grieve

Heard on the news that "Journalists for Hillary" are having a conference on how to lick wounds and eat their own vomit. They need a 12 step program for their addiction. Their pro-Obama hyperbole shows no abatement even though his administration set the record for hostility toward media--and not just Fox. They will probably have workshops on new ways to blame Trump for Ferguson, Baltimore and Oakland burning. Poverty, welfare and unemployment stats will be more of a challenge good jobs replace part time retail and restaurant careers; they'll find those trends in pre-Trump administration. They'll scour the tips for people dying because their insurance lapsed for their untreatable, fatal illness. Journalists ridiculed, lied, made up fake news and, by golly Miss Molly, they are not going to back down now and start being the free press the Constitution guarantees us.


Socialism, Communism and Fascism are triplets birthed from the same 19th century European womb of Lady Statism. It is where government must forcibly control industry, unions, church,  the press, academe, and personal thought and morality. In the 20th century Communism (USSR and its satellites, China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cuba) and Fascism (Germany, Italy and some parts of Africa like Uganda and Rwanda)  were responsible for probably 100 million humans condemned to  “death by government.” It wasn’t war casualties from WWI and WWII--these millions were citizens killed by their own government. Take all the wars from the beginning of recorded history, whether religious, tribal, monarchy or cultural, and you won’t come close to the losses of the “enlightened” 20th century. The USSR imploded with the help of the famous freedom triplets--a president, a prime minister and a pope.  Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and John Paul II.

A country’s safety net for the poor, elderly and disabled is not socialism; providing transportation systems, public education and military protection or border security  is not socialism;  forcing everyone, including the middle class, wealthy and self insured in the country to purchase a product on threat of fine or jail such as inadequate and overpriced health insurance IS SOCIALISM; forcing the general public to submit on threat of jail to national bathroom regulations IS SOCIALISM; allowing hateful speech and disruptions of events for a white president as just first amendment rights, but not a black president IS SOCIALISM.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Trump Haters

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When I think of the Obama supporters who have berated me for my blogs the last 8 years calling me a racist and complaining I should just give him a chance. And now they want to disrupt the inauguration, march and demonstrate, call names and get hysterical. Now who are the haters? I'm so ashamed of some of my unhinged friends. At least I wrote about policies--failing, socialist policies. Trump has threatened to save babies, to keep out terrorists and fight drug trafficking. He's unhinged Washington, even the Republicans because it is a closed club, not responsible to the people who voted for them. What low income or minority American is better off because they had the emotional boost of a black president? Only if they are celebrities who performed at his events or worked in the investment companies he favored.  The Trump haters are like a lynch mob with media support--they won't stop until they've killed someone and blamed him. I thought they went round the bend with Bush, but it's an addiction.

Gather your little Democrat club and go march and demand change in Chicago. It's all theirs. Hasn't been a Republican administration in my life time. You can really get that 60's feel you old timers are looking for.

Chicago by Moses Lambert

"Chicago was a perfectly symbolic setting for Obama to give his last official speech; the city is a petri dish of the failed radical policies Obama attempted to impose on the country as a whole.

Of course, Chicago was an appropriate locale for the goodbye address. It’s a violent, one-party city that is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.

Ruled by his White House chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in 2016 there were 762 murders in Chicago, more than all the murders recorded that year in New York City and Los Angeles combined.

There were 4331 people shot in Chicago in 2016, up from 3550 in 2015, in a city where politicians blame inanimate objects, instead of criminals, for homicides and work relentlessly to deprive helpless residents of their Second Amendment rights.

Chicago is a so-called sanctuary city that goes out of its way to shield illegal aliens from immigration authorities and make their lives as comfortable as possible at the expense of everyone else. Obama protégé Emanuel is a strident, in-your-face supporter of the sanctuary city movement that gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans.

Chicago’s debt has junk-bond status and residents are fleeing the city in droves in search of greener pastures.

It is home to failing public schools made worse by the militant, rapacious Chicago Teachers Union and spectacularly unsuccessful public housing complexes.

They should really just rename Chicago “Obama City.” "

From his Facebook page.

The Future

My sister-in-law sent me this guy's summary, which he says came from Singularity University summit. Very interesting, and some you've heard before. Those in the automotive field particularly need to pay attention--things are changing more quickly than you can say, "retirement." Technology is wonderful, but it does come with challenges. I watched what it did to my profession (library science) 25 years ago. At first it was fun; when I left I was just tired of relearning my job every day.

I (Udo Gollub) just went to the Singularity University summit and here are the key learnings.

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide....
Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they got bankrupt.
What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 year - and most people don't see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on paper film again?

Yet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore's law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superiour and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs. Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution. Welcome to the Exponential Age.

Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world. Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected. In the US, young lawyers already don't get jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% less laywyers in the future, only specialists will remain.

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don't want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. Our kids will never get a driver's licence and will never own a car. It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking space into parks. 1,2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 100,000km, with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 10 million km. That will save a million lifes each year.

Most car companies might become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels. I spoke to a lot of engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; they are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.
Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream until 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all cars will run on electric. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can only now see the impact. Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. The price for solar will drop so much that all coal companies will be out of business by 2025.
With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter. We don't have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There will be companies who will build a medical device (called the "Tricorder" from Star Trek) that works with you phone, which takes your retina scan, you blood sample and you breath into it. It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medicine, nearly for free.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from 18,000$ to 400$ within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies started 3D printing shoes. Spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amout of spare parts they used to have in the past.

At the end of this year, new smartphones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home. In China, they already 3D printed a complete 6-storey office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that's being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: "in the future, do you think we will have that?" and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner? If it doesn't work with your phone, forget the idea. And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed in to failure in the 21st century.

Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a 100$ agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countried can then become managers of their field instead of working all days on their fields. Aeroponics will need much less water. The first petri dish produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don't need that space anymore. There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as "alternative protein source" (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called "moodies" which can already tell in which mood you are. Until 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it's being displayed when they are telling the truth and when not.

Bitcoin will become mainstream this year and might even become the default reserve currency.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year. Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it's 80 years. The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year. So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.
Education: The cheapest smartphones are already at 10$ in Africa and Asia. Until 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smartphone. That means, everyone has the same access to world class education. Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries. We have already released our software in Indonesia and will release it in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because I see an enormous potential. We will give the English app for free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year.

From Facebook post. 

The Blue (Democrat) Church Ladies

I read that the blue church ladies are going to march in DC to protest President Trump. My loyal, to the death, Democrat friend is marching in solidarity with others who just can't imagine life without Obama. Their beliefs could classify them as a cult--hysterical, closed minded, bigoted fundamentalists, worshiping leaders with feet of clay and hands outstretched for tax money. They are late to the party. The real church ladies have been marching for life in DC in the freezing January cold for the last 40 years. They march to save the unborn. The same reason they and I voted for Donald Trump. Although Trump's not well known as an advocate for life, we're hoping he'll make the right decision for SCOTUS appointments. Could be our last chance. We know Ms. Clinton's stance--anytime, any sex (but mostly female), and especially if minority or disabled. She stated it clearly in the debates. Deplorable, that's her.

Planned Parenthood isn't just a killing field, it's a money laundering scheme with tax money returned to Democrat candidates and causes. There are 13,540 non-abortion, federally-funded health clinics that serve low-income, medically under-served populations in the United States in comparison to 665 Planned Parenthood centers. Do you really think poor women will suffer if that half a billion in our tax dollars benefits them and their babies in federal free clinics instead of PP which charges huge fees?  If you do, you're blind and deaf or marijuana is legal in your state.

7-up and antenna TV for 5 days

Five days in the guest room with antenna TV and 7-up. But it wasn't all bad. On "Decades" channel I watched an old documentary (PBS Nova 1999) "Lords of the Mafia: Russian Mafiya" about the Russian criminal network and how it had spread throughout the world after the break-up of the USSR. It had long existed and wasn't Communist, but sure weren't nice guys either. At that time they had infiltrated almost every industry and level of government of the U.S. The documentary was old enough that cyber-hacking wasn't part of the scheme--just the old fashioned spies, moles and criminals, theft, torture and death. Not hard to see it in the DNC or RNC, or any of our intelligence agencies. No Putin necessary.

Obsessed with sex

Why is what's between your legs more important to Democrats than what's between your ears? Democrats are protesting, harassing, vilifying, destroying careers, businesses, and employment for millions in religion, academia, education, medicine, investment, the arts, design, fashion and military if the politico-sexual views don't agree with their own. It's gone beyond the toddler tantrum and middle school mean girls. You could almost assume they want the country to fail, particularly for those most vulnerable and insecure. If the Democrats lose that voting block, . . . well, probably the world as we know it would end. Millions of mid-level, well-paid hacks out of a job pushing papers and grants.

Since Trump won they've gone after the fashion industry, Milo Yiannopoulos (gay writer, but not socialist), a blind opera singer, all conservatives in film and theater, LL Bean's employees and owners, and before that innocent school children wanting to pee in privacy while Democrat bureaucrats advocate for sexually mutilating confused children and pressure the medical profession with loss of grants and publishing research.

Good-bye, President Obama

Good-bye, President Obama. I do have some positive things to say. I loved your family (as promoted by the mainstream media, about which I hope they were accurate). I wish more young men would live up to your example of a faithful husband and involved father. I loved that the American people, black, white, young, old, Republican and Democrat had put the past behind them and voted a black man into the White House. But your party came before your race, honor and your country. It was a huge disappointment for millions. Race relations, as all the burning cities, cop killings, rising crime rates and demonstrations show, have never been worse. But maybe it helped break the mold of politics as usual--the Republicans fielded the most diverse group of candidates in the history of the country--female, black, Hispanic, Indian, leaders of industry, doctors, a pastor. It was fabulous. Democrats brought out same old, same old. Former FLOTUS. Aging socialist.

Being a retiree living on investments (either pension or private) we did well, as did anyone with investments. Especially the super rich. I hope under Trump, more Americans, particularly those who've been added to SNAP and unemployment roles (millions more than 2008) can also start to save and invest and pay off debt.
You did fail us in all matters of security--foreign wars, border, and cyber. You schmoozed with our enemies and stabbed long time friends in the back. It's nice to have a glib sense of humor and charming speeches on the telepromptor, but we needed much more. You are with the party of bullies and bigots and I hope as the titular (and only young) leader, you could turn that around. That would be real change.

We conservatives had 8 years of pain and frustration while your socialist, tired, boring ideas destroyed your national party. That "popular" vote Ms. Clinton got was made up of only a few boroughs in NYC and LA--otherwise she lost by 500,000 popular votes. We are United States, don't let your party of poopers destroy the country with marches, demonstrations and fake news. If you are as much a patriot as you say, you can do it.

Time out for shingles

It's been a rough week.  Friday night I noticed a small sore spot on my forehead.  Did all the normal week-end stuff--dinner with friends, church, congregational meeting. Monday noticed a few more spots but thought I had pink eye.  By Tuesday got the diagnosis of shingles, possibly in my eye.  Lots of meds, more doctor visits. Spent most of the week in the guest room in the dark.  Shingles vaccine, which I've had, is 51% protective, but we hope it lessens the break out. Today my eye is open, so that's progress. Thank God for adult children living near by.

Monday, January 09, 2017

The Golden Globes propaganda show

FBI document dump (not Wikileaks) of Clinton e-mails during the Golden Globes and football, as Meryl "The Devil wears Prada" Streep whined that Hollywood stars are being maligned. By whom? Actors have fancy award shows for themselves holding the TV audience hostage while they condemn the next president of the United States.I didn't watch the show--just saw the juicy, slimy parts on Fox.  I was catching up on "The is Us" and one of the actresses who plays Kate the obese daughter, Chrissy Metz, was up for an award (didn't win).  The new season starts Tuesday on NBC.  It really is a quality show--let's see if they can keep it up.  The obligatory gay character/problem was introduced in the last minutes of the 10th episode of season one and one of the favorites seems to be dying in the hospital. And that's all I'll tell in case you have seen it.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Two years later, we're still vulnerable

Two years ago after the Sony hack, Obama announced a new cybersecurity agency. Yesterday I watch two security experts on the opposite side of the political fence tell why there was or wasn't evidence that Putin either did or didn't influence the recent election, both having read the exact same report. Since the intelligence report was released (not leaked as before which was evidence enough of its failure) now the American voter knows how Obama was helpless or ignored a perceived threat to our election because he thought voters would accept the worst of two flawed candidates. It's in the Constitution that the President is supposed to protect us, and he has failed.
 Here's my take.  It makes no difference--we'll never find a person who changed her vote; we'll never find a news report that isn't biased.


Americans knew who they were voting for; they knew which candidate insulted the voters; they knew which candidate would continue to use their tax dollars to kill the unborn while doing little to clean up the VA scandals; they knew which candidate would continue the scare stories about climate and which one would try to stop the drugs coming from Mexican drug lords and which would call out Islamic terrorism.
Now the American voter wonders what else we're not being told about threats to our power grid, our military, our research records, our health records which he force on to the internet in a cumbersome system,
That said, those same Americans who were sick of the lies and hate knew they would be vilified and ridiculed if they spoke their views to pollsters and anonymous callers. They knew the hate the leftist were directing at them; they'd read about CEOs who'd lost jobs for how they voted in California. 
I think the surprise at the Trump win, even from his supporters, had nothing to do with Putin. It had everything to do with the hate, fear and scorn directed at ordinary Americans. It was our very own political power house Democrats from the very top in the White House, to the candidate they chose, to the DNC's Podesta, to the media lap dogs to the Republican never Trumpers and Congressional swamp dwellers who ignored the sluggish economy with all the part time jobs, the street riots and protests, rising health care costs, and illegals pouring over our borders.

Winter Squash--Butternut

We love Butternut squash, but I think it is a pain to cut it up and prepare, so I'm dropping this in my blog so I can find it.  Tips for preparation from World's Healthiest Foods.
Rinse winter squash under cold running water before cutting.

All varieties of winter squash require peeling for steaming except Kabocha and butternut squash. You can peel winter squash with a potato peeler or knife.

Butternut squash has a unique shape that requires a special approach to cutting. To cut into cubes, it is best to first cut it in half between the neck and bulb. This makes peeling it much easier. Cut bulb in half and scoop out seeds. Slice into 1-inch slices and make 1-inch cuts across slices for 1-inch cubes. This is the best size and shape for steaming.

If you are baking your squash you don't have to peel it. Cut the ends off, cut the squash in half lengthwise down the middle, scoop out the seeds and bake. Alternatively you can leave the squash whole, pierce a few times with a fork or tip of a paring knife, bake and scoop out the seeds after it has been cooked. You can peel cooked squash easily with a knife and then cut into pieces of desired size.

Save those seeds that you scooped out! Seeds from winter squash can make a great snack food, and can be prepared in the same way as pumpkin seeds. Once scooped out from inside the squash and separated from the pulp, you can place the seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and lightly roast them at 160-170°F (about 75°C) in the oven for 15-20 minutes. By roasting them for a relatively short time at a low temperature you can help minimize damage to their healthy oils. Linoleic acid (the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) and oleic acid (the same monounsaturated fatty acid that is plentiful in olive oil) account for about 75% of the fat found in the seeds.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Kellyanne Conway--the woman who put Trump in office

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Kellyanne will turn 50 the day her candidate becomes president. She was raised on a farm by her mother, grandmother and aunts. Married at 34, she had her four children in late 30s and early 40s. She's a success in a business overwhelmingly owned by men, shutting out all the talking heads and experts (even Rove who seems to be wrong more than he's right). She turned down contracts for data sets she thought immoral. She's strongly pro-life. She says family time should not mean everyone is looking at a different screen.