The prince considered, then shook his head. "No, father, I would rather be put in a tower."
The queen smiled fondly at her memories. "Ah," she said, "you are just like your father."
#Cassoland #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
The Elixir Of Life
I don't have time to get all photo illustrative and Instagrammy about this, so it will just be Words About Making Sweet Tea.
We drink a lot of it. Here's how we make it.
We have a 1.7 L electric kettle that we use to boil tap water (any other method of boiling water will do).
We've got a 2 qt Pyrex mixing bowl with a handle and a pour spout to steep the tea in (any other vessel will do).
We use Family Size Luzianne Iced Tea Bags, three per pitcher. Put the bags in the bowl, use a wooden clothes pin to hold the bag tags, and pour the hot water in, to steep.
Let it steep about 20 minutes, to get it good and dark. Remove the tea bags.
We use one gallon Rubbermaid serving pitchers, in rotation. Pour the hot/warm tea into the pitcher. Add 1/2 to 1 cup of white sugar (according to taste - I use a 1/2 cup).
Stir the mixture until the sugar is dissolved.
Then add more tap water to fill the pitcher, put the lid on, and put it in the fridge to chill.
Iced Tea can get funky, but it never lasts long enough for that to be a problem, here. Pitchers get run through the dishwasher after use, and every so often, get a hand scrubbing to take any sediment off.
If you mostly serve it over ice, more common in the summer, you might want to make it darker and sweeter, as the ice will dilute it, some.
The Family Size tea bags come 24 or 48 to the box, so you can choose to use 4 bags if you want a darker brew.
We're fond of various varietals for Breakfast Tea, but never a blend better tha Luzianne for Iced Tea. Plus, folks around here expect it.
We use Tervis Tumblers to serve.
#food #drink #tea #icedtea
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Arbeitsmarkt: Zahl der offenen Stellen erreicht Rekordniveau - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Wirtschaft
#Arbeitslose #Frank-JürgenWeise #BundesagenturfürArbeitBA #Arbeitsmarkt #Wirtschaft #Staat&Soziales #BundesagenturfürArbeit
Slice O' Life
In this episode, we hear from The Troublemaker.Re-examining the origins of pizza in America. In New York.
The one who's making us [pizza historians] all look bad.
The guy who says: Your whole career is based upon a lie.
And discussing the need to have an endowed chair of Pizza.
#food #pizza #history #seriouseats #secretsauce #podcast
Ziad Hayek nominated as World Bank boss by Lebanon
In a letter submitted to the Executive Director of the World Bank Merza Hasan, Finance Minister Ali Hassan Khalil nominated Hayek while praising his "qualifications" for the role.
Hayek is also Vice Chair of the United Nations Working Party on PPP in Geneva, the Executive Director of the U.N.-affiliated International Center of Excellence in PPP for Ports in Beirut while serving on the Board of Trustees of USEK University, along with a number of other local NGOs.
#WorldBank #UN #UnitedNations #News #Politics #Lebanon #ZiadHayek #Hayek #Economy #Economics #Global #Worldwide
Filtered word: nsfw
#nsfw Drum circle, A drum circle is any group of people playing hand-drums and percussion in a circle. They are distinct from a drumming group or troupe in that the drum circle is an end in itself rather than preparation for a performance. They can range in size from a handful of players to circles with thousands of participants.
A body-blow to civil forfeiture
The US Supreme Court just ruled 9-0 in Timbs v. Indiana (majority opinion by Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined by all Justices except Gorsuch and Thomas, both of whom wrote separate concurring opinions) that the Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines is incorporated to the States, and that the States therefore may not seize property via civil forfeiture disproportionate to the penalty for a crime.
LA Times report here; Supreme Court opinion here. It's terse and to the point, only two pages.
The ruling does not, as far as I see, specifically address the question of police departments seizing money and property merely upon suspicion with no proof of any crime committed and no charges filed. However, the question almost begs itself, if there is no crime, then how can any "fine" at all be proportionate? The only "fine" that is proportionate to "no evidence of any crime committed" is "none".
#law #scotus #forfeiture #notoriousrbg
alles schon gehört - ärgerlich, aber wirste mit fertig.
Ein eifersüchtiges Pferd... 😱
Enemy images and new perspectives on far right issues
Hi all, as many of you know i've been talking with (and listening to!) people on the far right-side of the political spectrum like Charlie and Wolf
People are asking my why i do this and there are several reasons (which i may bring up in another post) but one simple answer is that i don't want to have any barriers between myself and others, and people on the right side of the spectrum ware people that i did have problems understanding before
When seeing posts on diaspora, or hearing about some issues like the ones in the table below i used to have a negative mental image, "enemy image", telling me that is terrible and awful
Speaking with people, and listening to what they are saying in an open way is important i think. It has helped me understand better their views on issues
Issue Enemy image I now see
Talking about weapons Violence and anger Wanting safety and security for themselves and their families
Conspiracy theories Mental instability Wanting people to have integrity and be honest with themselves
"White Pride" Racism and hatred for others Celebrating the accomplishments of European and Western culture
Jokes about things like genocide Sadism and mental illness Wanting acceptance for sharing their point of view (even if unpopular), as well as exercising freedom of speech
Please note that this doesn't mean that i agree with my right-wing friends! I just want to understand and connect
I hope this post is helpful for some of my friends on the left, though it may be difficult to read at first
#politics #communication #listening
To Be Or Not To Be
Tesla’s top lawyer leaves after just two months on the job By Reuters February 20, 2019
#AI #Arizona #Auto #AutonomousVehicle #AutoPilot #Cab #California #Cars #China #Electric #ElectricCar #ElectricVehicle #Ellison #ElonMusk #GM #Google #JeffBezos #LarryEllison #MachineLearning #Oracle #Panasonic #PayPal #Ponzi #SelfDriving #SolarCity #SpaceX #Suicide #Sun #Taxi #Tesla #Transit #UBER #Volvo #Walgreens #Waymo
Content warning: Abuse, academia?
Traditionally academia tries to be impartial and "above petty human affairs" ... while also granting easy access to a large number of young, unhardened potential targets. Also academia has silly concepts like tenure, which make it very hard to get rid of bad actors.
Maybe noticing a pattern.
Also maybe overmatching.
Or maybe stating the obvious.
* Verbot des #Darknet bzw. #OnionNet
* #Artikel11 und #Artikel13
* Fingerabdruck auf Personalausweis
* Ausbau von Videoüberwachung wegen Dieselfahrverboten
* Cyberpolizisten in Cybereinrichtungen in Cybereinrichtungen
* Totschlagargument "Wer nichts zu verbergen hat"
Hab ich was vergessen? Oder reicht das aus, um die #CDU, #CSU und #SPD scheiße zu finden und auf keinen Fall zu wählen?