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   Gerty  For the past few weeks I have been buying KUMATO tomatoes. We love them! Not only do they have some serious old-fashioned taste going for them but they last ever so much longer than any tomato I have ever bought.

OK--so what am I missing here? Genetically altered species, toxic spray, suspected alien form of life, grown in China?
Come on...I can take it!
Yesterday at 13:57 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I did a search for them, the seed will never be available to home gardeners, it is a hybrid so saved seed will not yield the same result. So for us it is a moot point. We will stick to our old favorites like Cherokee Purple, Pineapple, Brandywine, and German Johnson. Glad you like them. Our tomatoes this year are delicious but butt ugly to look at.
Yesterday at 14:18 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss BirdsNest--The tomatoes you and Hagar produce are "home-grown" and there is NO match for those!

Without my garden, I am forced to buy tomatoes at the huge A&P type store in town. The tomatoes are tasteless and rot at an amazing rate! I understand this is so because they are commercially grown to withstand the rigors of the long journey to their place of sale.

And the Farmers' market (around here ) is a high-priced scam!!
Yesterday at 15:32 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Gerty-the tomatoes you buy are picked green, trucked from the field to a tomato shed, sorted,washed and packed in crates for their next destination, likely a wholesaler where they are held until needed. Then they are gassed to induce ripening. The Eastern Shore is a big tomato producer. Right now the trucks are going non-stop from the field to the sheds, back to the fields. Del
Monte purchased a lot of acreage at a bankruptcy auction-no one seems to know what they plan to plant, most of the fields are bare.
Yesterday at 16:59 EST .

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   Linder  Just finished my egg and toast breakfast off with a fresh from the garden, perfect Rutgers sliced tomato....and savored every bite as I reminded myself about the tasteless things we'll buy this winter.
21 hours ago .

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   Safetydude  Ok, so this is just between you and me....I work part time for a produce distributor in SW Fl. As part of the 'warehouse' is aa retail outlet ie; 'farmers' market', which sells the same product as "Walmart" and "Publix", but at higher prices, in a 'rustic setting' to our northern visitors and local dupes.
19 hours ago .

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   Wrightwinger  .
   Yesterday at 11:09 EST .




   MeiDei  I KNEW IT !!!!

Brains of elderly are slow because they know so much....
By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.

Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline. The human brain works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.
SO THERE!! We Are All Brilliant!
   July 24 at 12:08 EST .

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   Gram77  Hot Dog.....wait til I tell my grandkids this!!
July 24 at 12:14 EST .

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   Phooey  I forgot what I was going to say..... oh, nevermind.
Friday at 17:55 EST .

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   Linder  You just made my day, MaeDei!
Friday at 23:16 EST .

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   Gram77  How did those white flags get on the Brooklyn Bridge with no one seeing anyone up there? Why were they left up for so long? Were these flags intended to mean something?
July 23 at 08:41 EST .

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   Rake King  A white flag is a surrender instrument. With our President's helplessness concerning the downed jet, I think it is obvious what they meant.
July 23 at 08:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  The scariest part is - if they can get up there undetected - some terrorist could just as easily gain access with a bomb that would cause havoc. The flags were either bleached or spray painted & the people were caught on tape. I fault the news for listing how it was done.
July 23 at 13:29 EST .

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   Rake King  The news reports empty bleach bottles were found up top. To blank out the lights (while they did their deed ) they placed aluminum pots exactly the right size over the lights. That fact made the NYPD think it was an inside job, or by former contract workers who brought the right size. Video of them is in the hands of police, no further at this time.
July 23 at 18:36 EST .

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   Linder  I take pride in keeping up with the news but am finding myself being overwhelmed with scandals, revelations, investigations, news alerts, etc. etc.... I may be becoming desensitized. Is this part of the Obama strategy?
July 23 at 08:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  yes.
July 23 at 13:31 EST .

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   Bettijo  Neither scandal, nor crisis, nor disaster, (foreign or domestic ), stays this president from taking his recreation, vacations, and fund raising.
Yesterday at 08:08 EST .

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   Bettijo  We have lots of problems, but I think one problem with our country today is that nobody is allowed to fail. Everyone (including individual, banks, and motor car manufacturers ) have the right to fail. We learn more from our failures than from our successes. Students need to experience failure early in life when the ramifications are few and minimal so that they will understand how to handle failure later in life when it has more serious and long-term consequences.

Case in point: Years ago I was teaching an elective course in high school. A student did not turn in all of his assignments and he failed. His mother came to see me to beg me to allow son to complete assignments during exam week. I told her that would not be doing student any favors as he needed to learn the consequences of his actions. He failed. As a senior he retook my course and did well. Several years later I had younger brother in same class. Younger brother was doing A-B work. Mom came to see me again. This time she asked me to fail younger brother. She said that experience has done more to wake-up older brother than anything else. Naturally I refused her request again. I suspect Mon had always bailed her sons out of any difficulty they got into as a result of their poor choices. Young people need to learn that choices do have consequences and there will come a time when Mom cannot bail them out.

Young people are not learning this lesson today and as a result they are growing up to be irresponsible. They have been taught they are “victims,” therefore they are not responsible for their predicaments due to poor choices. We must hold individuals and businesses (not to mention government and elected officials ) responsible before we can turn this great country around.

Just my opinion. Comments welcome.
July 22 at 11:25 EST .

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   Gerty  I don't believe students 'need' to fail. However, when they do fail (on their own ), they really need responsible adults who can provide the guidance the student will need to learn the proper and productive coping mechanisms. These adults can be teachers, parents, religious leaders, etc.

OTOH Let's not forget the enormous amount of help that is possible from others of their own age!
July 23 at 06:27 EST .

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   Bettijo  When I said young people need to experience failure, I meant they should not be bailed out by loving parents who try to shield them from hard knocks. They need to experience the consequences of their actions/choices. They need to learn that all actions/choices have consequences. When they are young these consequences are usually minor but the lessons learned are major. By learning the correlation between actions and results early, hopefully they will learn responsibility and make better choices in the future; therefore avoiding more serious consequences for more serious bad choices. One mistake we (parents, teachers, society ) make today is we try to "give" self-esteem to students. Self-esteem can only be earned, it cannot be "gifted." One way to acquire self-esteem is to "get up" after falling, failing, or being knocked down. If we rush in and rescue them, we deny them the lesson to be learned that helps build self-esteem. Recovering from a set-back makes a person stronger; being rescued does not. "What does not kill you, makes you stronger."
Friday at 23:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  You nailed it Bettijo. Best to learn young.
Yesterday at 09:47 EST .

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   Bettijo  “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” -Mahatma Gandhi
Yesterday at 05:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  For those who live in the Atlanta Area and enjoy a visit to the Botanical Gardens there, you might want to plan a visit before October if you haven't been this year. The link is to one picture of what is currently on display. Amazing.
http://twistedsifter.com/2014/05/the-earth-goddess-plant-scu
lpture/
July 21 at 19:46 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  He's got a point!
   July 19 at 23:32 EST .

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   MeiDei  Grumpy Kid! : )
July 20 at 01:28 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  Little Miss Sarah... And some chocolate...
   July 16 at 22:56 EST .

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   Ynaught  Did she get any chocolate in her? LOL!
July 17 at 09:23 EST .

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   Straitpath  So cute.
July 17 at 22:54 EST .

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   Linder  We girls know all about chocolate being healthy. Don't you love this age!
July 18 at 10:16 EST .

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   Hikergal  What a cutie pie! She knows how to live the good life.
July 18 at 19:11 EST .

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   StormCnter  What chocolate? Johnny ate it.
July 19 at 09:59 EST .

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   Balogreene  20 some-odd years ago I gave my twin nephews a twinkie each. They were about 18 months at the time. Their mother was not happy, but, I am the AUNT. I don't think they had much in their mouths, but it was in their belly-buttons (and they had shirts and pants on ), and noses, and ears, and hair. It was oddly delicious, and they loved it and giggled for a long time as they ate. To me, that was all that mattered.
July 19 at 23:10 EST .

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   Wrightwinger  I too have some memories of my elder daughter Becky's second birthday. She had a cake with creamy icing in front of her, and my brother asked her where her head, her nose, her ears, etc. were. With both hands all sticky, she showed him... It was funny, but my wife wasn't really amused as much as he was amused...
July 20 at 23:17 EST .

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   Ynaught  .
   July 15 at 14:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  Jest four US : )
July 15 at 14:55 EST .

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   Gerty  Paging Mrs.Malaprop....Mrs. Malaprop!
July 15 at 16:05 EST .

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   Balogreene  I love it. But, when I was 19 I suffered a bad concussion and to this day (I'm 62 ), if I'm tired, or have too much too drink, or whatever, this is me.
July 15 at 22:31 EST .

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   Olhokie64  Looks great to me. My brain these days.
July 16 at 15:55 EST .

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