S.O.S. – Sh*t on a Shingle – HARD TIMES – foods from times of scarcity…


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Date: December 21, 2018

01) S.O.S. – Sh*t on a Shingle – HARD TIMES – foods from times of scarcity


“Known by many names including Sh*t on a Shingle, Save Our Stomachs and chipped beef, S.O.S. is food born of practicality and making it perfect for the military. Ask any armed service veteran and they’ll know S.O.S.”

S.O.S…just think “biscuits and gravy”…but replace the biscuits with toast…and that is S.O.S.

I probably would not make it quite like she did…but it’s still great, when made well…

Heck…Stouffer’s makes a frozen chipped beef in cream…Pick up one of those…make some toast…and dump this on top.

Great meal!

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How India Cooks Lunch for 50,000 People for FREE! The MIRACLE in Punjab, India…


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Date: December 20, 2018

01) How India Cooks Lunch for 50,000 People for FREE! The MIRACLE in Punjab, India


“THE GOLDEN TEMPLE
LOCATION: Golden Temple Rd, Atta Mandi, Katra Ahluwalia, Amritsar
OPEN: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

The Golden Temple is a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The Golden Temple is the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism and considered to be spiritually the most significant shrine in Sikhism. Along with being a central religious place for Sikhs, it is a symbol of human brotherhood and equality, as people from all faiths, as well as those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed.

The Golden Temple is home to a Langar, a community-run free kitchen and dining hall where food is served around the clock to all visitors, regardless of faith, gender, nationality or economic background. There are thousands of Sikh volunteers cooking and serving the food as well as cleaning after visitors finish eating. Each day, thousands of people from varied backgrounds come to The Golden Temple, sit on the floor and eat together as equals. All of the food served is vegetarian.”

This is wonderful!…wish we had such in the USA…

…Wouldn’t it be a dream, if people treated each other like this all around the world?

As of yet…I have not tried any Indian dish, which I did not like…In fact, I love Indian food.

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Some Thoughts on IBLD…


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IBLD Website

Date: December 20, 2018

01) International BOYLOVE DAY

Andrew13 is right…

Girl-Lovers did the smart thing for Alice Day, in picking one specific date and sticking with that…

…But, we are BoyLovers…so, we had to dump on layer after layer of complexity…to the point of ludicrousy…

Speaking as one of the few people to have and maintain an IBLD website…it’s enough of a chore, just having to track down the yearly solstice dates…without having to figure out what Saturday is supposed to go along with it…or whether or not the BoyLove community has figured out how to mash in yet another layer of variation on the rules…

I primarily went back to recognizing IBLD on the solstices, because I got fed up with the fact that they wouldn’t just leave it alone, instead of forcing it to bounce all over the place…

Some thoughts I’ve had in recent times:

1) I don’t like this idea quite so much…but I’ve thought it might be interesting to call it the International BoyLove Festival…starting on the solstice, and ending on the following Saturday…I mean, it’s a great idea [and actually, I love the concept]…but, lets be real…are we really going to fill several days a year with…what?…Just keeping up with one day can be too much work.

2) It’s the 20 year anniversary of IBLD…which means this is a big one…I’d like to say I have a video to commemorate it done…but I’ve only got the barest of notions, on what to do for it…I’ve barely broken ground…and this holiday season is thrashing the hell out of me…It’s not likely to be done by the 21st…Maybe I’ll aim for summer this time…But it feels wrong, not to have it out on the true 20 year anniversary. Been thinking about it and trying to develop something for at least a year.

My health has really been going south the last couple of years…and it’s hard for me to do these kinds of projects anymore…and it frustrates the hell out of me.

3) Again…20 years it’s been…can we finally come up with distinguishing titles, to differentiate the two [summer and winter] observations?

Maybe each can have it’s own theme?…A lot of us do observe both…It would be nice if each one had it’s own focus…We can have as many holidays as we want…We could have one a month, if we wanted…but they should have their own meaning…We shouldn’t be calling four different days a year IBLD…It’s ridiculous…

…This day of observance has gone through so many changes in two decades, it’s almost a parody…and it needs better structure…provided anybody is taking it seriously, that is.

I don’t like the idea of doing anything unilaterally with IBLD…but if the broader community doesn’t do it…then I am going to slap some sort of name onto the summer and winter solstice…even if it only applies to my own website…Because it’s a great idea, and it distinguishes them.

…Think I’ll call one Bob…and the other Sue…

…Just kidding about that…I have a vague idea or two…not sure they’re good enough…or we could call one Zeus…and the other one Ganymede…I suppose…That’s kind of goofy, too…or maybe it’s good…

…I’m not usually up this late anymore [It was past 6 AM when I wrote this]…and I’m really feeling light headed…and hoping this post isn’t coming off too ornery…It wasn’t meant to be…

I’m about ready to observe the classic and original IBLD…and it feels like everything is just bottlenecking on me.

Reading this thread…it’s like a thing or two was taken straight out of my own thoughts, especially over the last few weeks.

It seems like everybody just does whatever they want…and there is no real “day”, anymore…which kind of kills the whole idea behind it.

Maybe it’s time for a reboot of IBLD, so we can all get back on the same page?…reintroduce simplicity into IBLD?

At this point…I would not even care if it was a radical reboot, abandoning the solstices, and picking a neutral time of year…in the spring or fall…[away from major holidays]…

…I love the fall…so long as there’s a soft landing… 😉

Good night!

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Sex abuse scandal-plagued Boy Scouts may declare bankruptcy…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Sex abuse scandal-plagued Boy Scouts may declare bankruptcy

Thanks to feinmann0!

“Sex abuse scandal-plagued Boy Scouts may declare bankruptcy

The Boy Scouts of America are planning to file for bankruptcy, cutting their losses after years of declining membership numbers and a raft of sex abuse lawsuits, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Boy Scouts management has reportedly hired law firm Sidley Austin to plan a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, which would pause pending litigation and give the cash-strapped organization some breathing room.

Chief Scout Executive Michael Surbaugh said in a statement that they were ‘working with experts to explore all options available to ensure that local and national programming of the Boy Scouts of America continues uninterrupted.’

The Boy Scouts have been experiencing an identity crisis recently, rebranding themselves as simply ‘Scouts BSA’ and flinging open their doors to girls – perhaps not the best idea when they are also fielding dozens of sex abuse lawsuits. Critics have slammed the move for bowing to the dictates of Political Correctness, particularly because it follows the Scouts’ decision to accept transgender scouts last year and openly homosexual members not long before.

Several sex abuse lawsuits are pending against the Boy Scouts, including one by four former scouts who accuse the group of failing to run background checks on scoutmasters despite knowing it is a “pedophile magnet” and allege they were repeatedly molested by a Stamford scoutmaster during the two years they participated in the 1970s. Another suit, filed last week, alleges two Catholic priests who were also scout troop leaders sexually abused an Albuquerque man for years in the 1980s.

The Boy Scouts also face a trademark infringement suit from Girl Scouts USA, which has accused them of deliberately attempting to confuse parents and exert a monopoly over the idea of ‘Scouting’. The suit, filed last month, condemns the former Boy Scouts for trying to horn in on the Girl Scouts’ market to shore up their declining enrollment numbers.

And those numbers are definitely declining. The Boy Scouts have lost two-thirds of their numbers since the 1970s, with a full 30 percent drop since 2000. Even the Mormon Church, for whom scouting is a beloved rite of passage, have pulled some 610,000 kids out of the program since last year, starting their own version.”

What to say?…

Yes…religious organizations have their own version of “scouts”…

I officially joined Awana when I was about ten years old…and briefly discuss the experience in this post.

It did not last long…as the church abandoned that program, only a matter of weeks later…I never officially got anything…no uniform…anything…no camping trips…just, nothing…other than the experience of a small handful of glorified classroom meetings…goofing off in the gym…

…It functioned as a more fun replacement for the Wednesday night church service…for about a month…six weeks, at most…then it was over…

What is Awana?

Awana Website

I don’t want to be too brutal with it…but, Awana is a sort of Scouts, with heavy fundamentalist Christian indoctrination…which fit right in, with the church we were connected too…so, for us kids, it was just a continuation of the world this church had cocooned us in…It didn’t seem strange at all, at the time.

I recall being disappointed at the time…because this was my chance to do scouting…My older brothers got a chance to do the original scouting…but this was my first taste of it.

It would not be till several years later, that I got a chance to go to real Boy Scouts meetings…

…I was living with extended family, including my cousins…two of whom were boys…and they really talked up the Scouts, getting me interested in it…so, I agreed to start attending the meetings…No more than three meetings in, the eldest decided he was quitting the Scouts…and the younger followed right along with his lead…Which left me in a mighty awkward spot…Because they were there, kind of easing me into the group…and now my options were to stop going, or go alone…

…I hadn’t really become attached to the troop, yet…was still feeling really foreign, there…I hadn’t actually decided I wanted to join…so…the issue just kind of dropped, and never came up again…

…Maybe I should have kept going…I don’t know.

Just some “Scouting” related memories from my life…Sorry I don’t have a whole lot to say about the actual news story…I mean…it is a shame, and everything…I’m glad they accepted homosexuals…I think, broadening to girls [or trans boys] was a lot more of a shaky move…and I think the Girl Scouts law suit is ridiculous…

…The sex scandals?…Maybe there were some predatory people, sometimes in charge of a troop…But I always thought that’s where a lot of the actual boys fooled around with each other…on the camping trips.

Betsy DeVos Caught In Massive Corruption Scandal…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Betsy DeVos Caught In Massive Corruption Scandal


“Betsy DeVos just proved she is absolute scum.

A Trump administration school safety panel hardly touched on the role of guns in deadly school shootings in its wrap-up Tuesday.

Instead, the panel took a far less confrontational approach by sidestepping President Donald Trump’s call for trained teachers to carry guns and avoiding recommendations on age restrictions for the purchase of guns.

Trump created the school safety commission and asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to chair it following the February shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Trump, after the shooting, said teachers “adept at firearms” could end school attacks and thwart them altogether, because “cowards” wouldn’t go into well-guarded schools to commit shootings.

Citation:
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/18/trump-school-safety-panel-1037968

Trump Gets BUSTED…


Date: December 19, 2018

01) Trump Gets BUSTED


“President Donald Trump’s personal charitable foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the New York state Attorney General’s office.

The dissolution of the Donald J. Trump Foundation resolves one element of the attorney general’s civil lawsuit against the foundation, which includes claims that the President and his three eldest children — Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric — violated campaign-finance laws and abused its tax-exempt status. Rather than operating it as a genuine charity, the lawsuit alleges, they instead allowed it to be used “as little more than a checkbook to serve Mr. Trump’s business and political interests.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/18/politics/trump-foundation-dissolve/index.html

Is It Time For A ‘Gamers Union’?…


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Date: December 19, 2018

01) AAA Games Company Crash Isn’t Coming….It’s Already Here!


“I have been thinking about the next big games crash and how it seems like it’s right around the corner but then I realized it’s already happening”

This is probably going to sound crazy, but…

…I wonder about the possibility…of a “gamers union”…”nonprofit” type of company…One which is “owned” by masses of gamers, as opposed to financial profiteers looking to exploit gamers.

It probably would be very difficult to make work…It might fall apart fast…

…But just imagine…hundreds of thousands of gamers…maybe a million of them…tossing a few bucks a month into these companies…and instead of “dividends to stock holders”…the “dividends” would be actual games produced, by the company which was built by and for the gaming community.

If nothing more…this is a revolutionary concept.

I suppose…it’s like a spin on “kickstarter games”…but you start out with a goal oriented, organized body of gamers…with a combined capital that allows them to employ and direct professionals in the game industry…They get paid…They produce…They release…They refine…They are solely accountable to the gamming community…And the gamers get all games produced by the company.

Incidentally…I also have a ton of games I’ve never played…mostly RPGs…I once collected them.

I have an original cartridge of Earthbound, which I’ve barely even played…There’s a whole slew of games, which I need to play…it would take me years to get through them all.

I barely buy video games, anymore…and with Steam constantly having lots of deep sale options…I just don’t see any incentive, in buying games upon release…especially given the tendency of companies to release unfinished games.

…Why not just wait, giving the company chance to work out the problems?…and chancing to score a deep discount in price?


Note:

I had forgotten about thequartering’s campaign against “pedos”…Honestly, I only discovered him in the aftermath of that, where I think he did make one or two brief references to it…but it’s not something I’ve come to primarily know him for…

…I knew in the back of my mind, that there was some sort of reason why I was choosing not to share his videos…I just genuinely could not recall what it was.

I already put the above post together, and wrote something unique for it…so, it’s getting posted…”icky people with stinky ideas, who cant get along with others”, be damned.

…I’ve never considered completely cutting off all dialogue with, and acknowledgement of, “anti pedos” to be a good practice, anyway.

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