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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  I think this is pretty amazing about the DOJ and the media keeping silent. I hope I copied it correctly. Can be found on American Thinker.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/10/stunning_federal
_corruption_case_moving_forward_with_almost_no_media_attenti
on.html
October 19 at 10:25 EST .

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   Gerty  You copied just fine, Hollyhock.

Reading it gives one the feeling we are not in the USA anymore. Corruption is rampant and a whole administration is out to hurt us.

What a mess!!
October 19 at 10:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  This has been given to the 9th Circuit Courts; I don't feel reassured since historically they are over ruled 75% of the time. Perhaps this time a fair outcome will happen.
October 19 at 15:47 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  My brain cannot absorb any more Ebola news. Today I am fasting news and radio. That means I can bake cookies. DH is a happy man. This is a recipe handed down from my Mom. I know that Crisco is a really bad hydrogenated fat but try it once as it appears before trying to change the fat. I think Spectrum makes a non-hydrogenated shortening. I have tried both butter and lard and didn't like how they turned out.

Peanut Butter Cookies 350 degrees
1 c shortening (crisco works best )
1 c peanut butter, regular or super chunk
1 c brown sugar
1 c white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 c flour
1-1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Sift together dry ingredients, set aside. Cream peanut butter, shortening, and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing till fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix all together. Spoon onto cookie sheet and press with fork dipped in sugar.
October 17 at 12:09 EST .

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   Balogreene  My mom's recipe! The best peanut butter cookies in the world.
October 18 at 22:24 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I agree, Balo. Recipe is from 1940's - 1950's.
October 19 at 08:59 EST .

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   Balogreene  Mom's recipe calls it "Peter Pan cookies" after Peter Pan Peanut Butter.
October 24 at 17:00 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Recipes  BIL sent me some "browned" sugar from the Amish store. It is granular and dry not like the brown sugar that I am used to. I have been using it in tea and coffee. Does anyone know about it?
October 15 at 19:12 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  The regular brown sugar is white sugar with some molasses stirred back into it. There is really some unrefined, unbleached brown sugar available...
October 17 at 05:03 EST .

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   Balogreene  Raw sugar is brown and granular, and really good.
October 18 at 22:01 EST .

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   Hollyhock  This Amish browned sugar looks like dry yeast. Tastes good but I wouldn't know how to bake with it. I like to try things that are from different regions of the US that are not available to us in Washington state.
October 19 at 10:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  I only use it in my coffee.
October 24 at 17:00 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Bird, is the grape juice processed for 10 mins in a water bath canner? Do you remove the seeds from grapes or use whole?
September 17 at 22:17 EST .

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   Hagar  Wash and stem fresh, firm-ripe grapes. Put 1C. grapes in to a hot qt jar. Add 1/2 to 1 cup sugar. Fill jar with boiling water, leaving 1/4" head space. Adjust cap.
Process qts 10 min in boiling water bath.
This is straight out of the Ball Blue Book.
Enjoy!!
September 17 at 22:51 EST .

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   MeiDei  That's the process I used....so easy. Doesn't work well with white grapes, tried that once. I used Concord grapes.
September 18 at 09:49 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Health & Diet  Hi Clipped Wings and Mei Day. Could you give more information about the Doctor/clinic that does stem cell treatments in Tennessee? BIL is very interested and is in TN.
September 17 at 20:08 EST .

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   Clipped wings  I am refraining from endorsing this treatment...yet. I have had two injections and didn't get much, if any, improvement from the second. I have one more and I hope there will be marked improvement.
This is a doctor from Viet Nam. He only charges a small sum for his time/equipment. He has remarkable stories of some of the research he was involved with. From those, I have hope!
September 23 at 18:39 EST .

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   MeiDei  Sorry Hollyhock I am as much interested as you are with no experience or anything to offer. Since passing along the information (below ) a friend told me her husband had checked with his doctor and was told he was, unfortunately, not a good candidate for it.
For your sake Clipped I'm offering prayers for a well received cure.
September 24 at 21:12 EST .

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   MeiDei  Hollyhock - this was posted on The Forum and by morning could swiftly go to another page or 2 or 3 before you might get to see it. It has to do with stem cell breakthrough for arthritis suffers.
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/heal
th/519927/Arthritis-breakthrough-end-pai
n-for-sufferers
October 8 at 00:51 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Faith  Prayer Alert! Olhokie64, long time poster and friend of the Connection is in very poor health and in need of our prayers.
May 16 at 10:00 EST .

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   Gram77  Prayers from Gram.
May 16 at 10:49 EST .

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   Phooey  Sent with more to come.
May 16 at 14:02 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Prayers going up!
May 16 at 17:43 EST .

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   Surfhut  Prayers for our dear friend.
May 16 at 19:43 EST .

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   NWPA  I'm sorry to hear of this. Will certainly pray for a good outcome.
May 23 at 22:14 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Household Hints  Mr WrightWinger, do you know how to resolve the problem of dishwasher detergent that is phosphate free? In Washington state you cannot buy dishwasher deterg that has phosphates. IT DOESN'T WORK!! Will adding a 1/2 cup of bleach to a load cause harm? It isn't just us as others are having the same problem. Any suggestions?
May 5 at 12:54 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Lowes has TSP, by DAP, Tri-sodium Phosphate, I add it to my clothes washer and dishwasher because our city water is crap.
DH, although driving a rig for the last 7 years is a chemical engineer. It is an all purpose cleaner, and Flaming Sword had a link to RestockIt, and I buy Cascade for the dishwasher, restaurant brand that has phosphate so I no longer need the tsp for that. You need to claim it is for professional use, but since our ladies use the DAV kitchen once a month and have to 'do dishes' it works out fine. I am not sure what clorine or tsp will do to the gaskets and other parts.
May 5 at 14:19 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Holly, I emailed the link the Flaming sent me, I bought Cascade, t-Paper, paper towels, Dawn degreaser, etc. no problems.
May 5 at 14:56 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Thanks, you guys are a great help.
May 5 at 15:35 EST .

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   Hollyhock  I was delighted to have such a simple solution but it was not to be. I was foiled again by the greenies. Made a trip to the hardware to buy TSP. When I got home I found I bought phosphate free
TSP substitute. Any more suggestions?
May 5 at 18:42 EST .

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   Hollyhock  The Free Republic article explains about phosphates.

There was an experiment in Spokane county to not allow the use or sale of dishwasher deterg with phosphates. The experiment lasted for 2 years and it was a royal failure. Not to worry. enviromentalist managed to make it law in the whole state. When is it better to have to run dish washer 2 times to get them clean?
May 7 at 09:07 EST .

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   Carmen  I buy dishwasher detergent with TSP from a commercial vendor online. Google it. You will have to buy a case but it sure has made a difference in the dishwasher. I don't even use a additive any more.
May 24 at 16:37 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  OK , the party's over. The restaurant/industrial Cascade with phosphates has been discontinued. I found out last night. I was down to 2 boxes and was going to reorder, because nothing else cleans. Proctor and Gamble stopped making it roughly last December. I hit a lot of websites where it was being discussed. People were furious, and snapped it up by the case when it happened.

I did some heavy duty research. The only, and I mean only one left with phosphates I could find is called Bubble Bandit. It's for sale on Amazon. . I have no idea if it's good, but there's there's now no other choice. We'll find out. I got my order in. If it works, I am stocking up bigtime.
June 15 at 18:22 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Main Page The Lobby  This is a link to a Newsmax article by Dick Morris about how Dems are trying to do away with the electoral college. I would like to know what people think.

http://www.newsmax.com/Morris/morris-democrats-electoral-col
lege/2014/04/15/id/565661/
April 23 at 11:50 EST .

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   StormCnter  Democrats have been trying to get rid of the electoral college for many years. Of course, doing so would pass all government control to the big cities. Think New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. The South and West would just be onlookers, no longer really able to participate. The effort has always failed, and will probably fail again this time.
April 24 at 06:10 EST .

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   WAN2  Be leery of anything the toe-sucker says...
April 24 at 09:04 EST .

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   Bettijo  The Newsmax article reminded me of the change in the Constitution to allow election of senators by popular vote. They used to be elected by state legislators. Critics of the Seventeenth Amendment claim that by altering the way senators are elected, the states lost any representation they had in the federal government and that, in addition to violating the unamendable state suffrage clause of Article V, this led to the gradual "slide into ignominy" of state legislatures, as well as an overextension of federal power and the rise of special interest groups to fill the power vacuum previously occupied by state legislatures. In addition, concerns have been raised about the power of governors to appoint temporary replacements to fill vacant senate seats, both in terms of how this provision should be interpreted and whether it should be permitted at all. Accordingly, noted public figures have expressed a desire to reform or even repeal the Seventeenth Amendment. I fear that allowing the election of the President of the United States to be by popular vote, would result in a skewed election.
April 24 at 13:42 EST .

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   Bettijo  "...The Senate now more closely matches the partisan composition of the House." The Heritage Guide to the Constitution.
April 24 at 13:59 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Betijo, you are right about the changes to the constitution. Originally the senators were elected by the state houses. They were sent to DC to serve the people of their state and stayed only long enough to get business done then they went back home to report to their constituents. Things changed and now they take up permanent residence and serve special intrests and line their own pockets.
April 24 at 21:48 EST .

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   Belwhatter  Hollyhock, I read a similar article in the NY Post this morning - it is bad news that NY state is thinking of joining a small handful of other states wanting to do this. Practically it will take the traditional 2/3rds majority of states to agree to change that part of the Constitution involved - think they said it was section 8 article 1. The dems would love nothing better than popular vote from the big city blue-heavy states thus denying the smaller states their due and equal representation.
April 28 at 03:48 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Health & Diet  Don’t know where to post this link so I will start here. A while back someone suggested reading the Granny Miller blog. Very interesting lady. While her life is so far removed from the life I lead I am still interested in our food supply. Pay special attention to her thoughts about Chinese pork.

http://www.granny-miller.com/

Would be interested to know what you think.
March 23 at 11:08 EST .

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   Gerty  I follow a basic rule of thumb: Never buy anything from China that will be eaten or come in direct contact with food for my family, our pets, friends and neighbors!
March 25 at 10:10 EST .

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   Carmen  I second that!
April 12 at 10:01 EST .

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   TXknitter  Preach it. The amount of shelved foods from China or Malaysia in U.S. Grocery stores is astounding. Don't eat it. You guys are right!
June 15 at 02:36 EST .

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   Hollyhock posted on Gardening & Landscaping  Isn't this a cute bird bath?
   February 24 at 10:21 EST .

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   Balogreene  My mother would kill to have the horn in working condition!. It is adorable however.
February 24 at 21:40 EST .

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   Gerty  If I didn't like birds so much, I would say this is a sad ending for such a noble instrument.
March 3 at 16:38 EST .

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