Mid morning and late afternoon, the soothing sounds of the morning dove, the ooh, ooh brings me back to wonderful memories of my childhood.
Poll after poll have shown that the majority of Americans believe that the wealthy should share in the responsibility of shouldering the burden of getting us beyond this new “crisis”. The GOP have made the vote on the debt ceiling a “crisis” in order to get what they want, a dismantling of important social safety net programs, that by the way are paid into by the American people. They also want to permanently keep the Bush tax cuts, which is the number one contributor to our short term deficit problem. Cantor derailed the Biden negotiations and now he is crying that the President lost his temper because the President isn’t getting his way. That is such a lie, Cantor should be ashamed of himself and embarrassed as well. This is getting ridiculous, It is going to backfire in the GOP’s faces, they will regret all this posturing.
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It is perfectly acceptable to kill things like mosquitoes, black flies and ticks. I am highly allergic to mosquitoes and black flies and I think that they know it and enjoy tormenting me. I can be in a crowd of people and those pesky little critters will target me and me alone. I was in Costa Rica with my friend and our guide, they were admiring a butterfly (it was pretty, it had transparent wings with a thin bright purple stripe down each wing) for, it felt like forever, and I was standing next to them and all you could hear was my hand slapping various parts of my body trying to get the blood sucking bugs off of me. Finally, I said “can we move on, I’m dying here!”. I hate spiders as well but I do know that they eat a lot of other bugs that are worse. So, I try to leave them alone but it is difficult.
In terms of food, I’m French and a carnivore, those two traits tend to mean that we are fine with killing what we need to eat. But I have found, that the older I get, the less appealing meat has become and it isn’t due to issues of killing, I have simply lost my desire for meat.I do think that we should treat our feed animals, all animals basically, humanely. I am against factory farming, it’s cruel and abusive from start to finish. When I purchase chicken, I always purchase chickens that are hormone and antibiotic free. I also try to do the same with beef and pork. We absolutely do not need the additional antibiotics given to animals who live in overcrowded situations and we need additional hormones even less. I would love to be able to feed myself and my family as much as possible with the farm to table philosophy. This approach is possible more and more these days, what you need is time to do research and to reach out to the sources. I think that becoming more mindful of our choices at the table, the market and at the farm can only benefit us in terms of our health and our weight. Things that don’t hurt to keep an eye on.