Meat Aggregation

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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of meat information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

I suspect this blog article might not be appreciated by animal rights activists, but I thought it was important to include my story because I am knowledgeable in the subject matter. It's also partly philosophical because I'm a person who spent much of his life in the meat industry, but, at the age of 70, is now making major dietary changes in the interests of health, wellness and longevity. I was always involved with the USDA grading system, and a huge fan of USDA Prime meats. But last Christmas we bought a grass-fed standing rib roast, and, much to my surprise, the meat actually tasted noticeably more flavorful in addition to being very tender. For what little meat I do eat, I am an enthusiastic convert to the grass-fed, sustainably-raised, food-freedom movement. Abolish the FDA! IMO, they are tyrant-minded bureaucrats who couldn't care less about people, animals or the U.S. Constitution.

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Soil Building Aggregation

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of soil building information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

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New World Order Aggregation

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of NWO information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

I found some quotes that seem useful:

“Now there's one thing you might have noticed I don't complain about: politicians. Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky. They don't pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents, and American families, American homes, American schools, American churches, American businesses, and American universities. And they're elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do, folks. This is what we have to offer. It's what our system produces: garbage in, garbage out. If you have selfish, ignorant citizens, you're going to get selfish ignorant leaders. And term limits ain't going to do you any good, you're just going to wind up with a brand new bunch of selfish, ignorant Americans. So maybe, maybe, maybe it's not the politicians who suck. Maybe something else sucks around here, like the public.” ~ George Carlin

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GMO Aggregation

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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of GMO information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

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Chicken aggregation

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

There are two main purposes for this aggregation of chicken information: 1) for my own quick-reference use (as is the case with my other aggregations, and 2) to radically reduce online research time for any interested people who happen to stumble across this website. By making these kinds of aggregations, I don't have spend nearly as much time searching for information which I might have forgotten to archive in my system of folders, files and bookmarks.

After a lot of research, my partner, Phyliss, and I decided on Buff Orpingtons. We love their personalities, we love the color of their eggs, and we love the color contrast they make with the green of the lawns (we have a 2.5 acre/1 hectare "hobby" farm) where our contented and friendly "lap" chickens are allowed to roam, eat at their own private organic "salad bar" and hunt for bugs and worms to their hearts' content.

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Fermenting aggregation

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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

Any person interested nutrition is probably familiar with the benefits derived from eating fermented foods. I thought the subject was fascinating, so I started an online search for information about fermenting. As I ran across books, videos and other information, I decided to make this aggregation so I wouldn't have to repeat the time I had spent finding the information I was after. Hopefully, this aggregation will be useful to other information seekers.

After much review, the first two purchases I made were a fermenting crock (TSM Products 31061 German Style Fermentation Harvest Pot with Stone Weight, 10-Liter) and "The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from around the World", by Sandor Ellix Katz.

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Natural Tooth Care Aggregation

“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

In his 1946 essay, “Politics and the English Language," George Orwell said, “All issues are political issues, and politics1 itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.”

I agree with Orwell, but would add that all issues are also "economics" issues. Economics is a pseudoscience trying to masquerade as real science by hiding behind intense esoteric and jargonistic theoretical hyperelaboration. While ostensibly the study of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, when combined with "politics", economics becomes the "art" of using politics and government coercion to steal the labor of The Other without the tyranny and thievery being recognized by all.

In my view, that would also apply to decisions about how to take care of your teeth. Do you want to learn how to take care of your teeth without having to pay the "unauthorized practice of dentistry" monopoly (aka Big Dentistry), or would you rather spend your hard-earned money being the customer of someone whose labor is priced -- (thanks to "government2" intervention in the marketplace) -- at several times per hour the amount your labor is?

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Why I'm voting for Pat Arotin for Mesa County Sheriff

By John Wilkenson

Although I didn't know him personally, I voted for John Pennington for Mesa County Sheriff in the GOP primary based on his 2nd-Amendment-friendly, drone-unfriendly campaign speaking, plus the fact constitutional activist Richard Mack campaigned for him. (See also http://www.sheriffmack.com and Wikipedia.) Pennington lost to Steve King, who, having disgraced himself, was replaced as GOP candidate by Matt Lewis. Following are some of the reasons why I won't be voting for Lewis in the general election.

One of the main reasons why I'm voting for Arotin, is the Daily Sentinel's editorial titled "Lewis for sheriff", combined with Lewis' own rhetoric, his lawless behavior as outlined in the Travis Brickey complaint. combined with the fact he has said he is "proud" of how he and his colleagues behaved during that situation. I don't want a man who is proud of blatantly unconstitutional lawlessness to serve as Mesa County Sheriff. It's that simple.

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Danièle Watts, Ferguson, racism, teachable moments, and How To Talk To Police 101

By John Wilkenson

(NOTE: No part of this essay is to be construed either directly or indirectly as "legal advice". It is for educational and informational purposes only, and is 100% political speech/opinion protected by both the United States and Colorado constitutions. See the Legal Disclaimer section of this website. Keep in mind Wikipedia is by no means authoritative. It is merely an extremely useful gateway to online research.)

By now almost everyone has already heard about the Danièle Watts and Ferguson stories.

Of great interest to me are the types of people who, possessing zero first-hand information, are willing to have combatively-proud-of-ignorance opinions on such events. So I decided to conduct an experiment of sorts and combine the information I obtained from the experiment with a basic tutorial on "How To Talk To Police 101".

I looked up Danièle Watts' (DW) Facebook (FB) page and Twitter address, and left a comment1 on the story which was posted on DW's FB page. As of this writing, there were 65 replies and 487 "likes" reflecting various attitudes about my comment, which, of course, inferred various attitudes on the relevant issues dealt with in this essay. One guy even wrote, "I could swear at least 100 comments on that thread were deleted by users. It was much more active than 65 comments."

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Why I say "No!" to so-called "gay marriage"

By John Wilkenson

I have previously written on this subject in an essay titled, "How the 'gay marriage' movement is a threat to the 1st Amendment", but considering recent MSM news stories about the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision striking down Utah's same-sex marriage ban, it was time for an updated aggregation of material. Hence this blog article.

As a self-ownership activist and free-speech absolutist, I believe in equal rights (including equal protection of law) for every human being. But, having said that, I must also say I have seldom seen the level of intellectual dishonesty and manipulativeness which surrounds the so-called “gay marriage” so-called “issue.”

“Gay marriage” is a self-evident oxymoron, like “homosexual heterosexual”, "black white" or “hot cold”. I blame arrogant paternalistic heterosexuals for its existence, just as I blame arrogant paternalistic men for the existence of the man-hating “Feminazi” (aka "gender feminism) movement. If significant numbers of arrogant paternalistic men had not been hell-bent on keeping women disenfranchised and subservient, women would not have had to fight so desperately for their suffrage. Analogously, if significant numbers of heterosexuals had not been so hell-bent on depriving homosexuals of equal rights and equal protection of law, the term “gay marriage” would not exist, because the attempted (and dangerous to the First Amendment) redefinition of the word “marriage” is nothing more than a deceptive propaganda tool used by intellectually short-sighted manipulators to get their way in a “political1” struggle which should never have existed in the first place.

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