I remember being surprised years and years ago when my HIV viral load went to zero that my response to this astounding good news was an immense slackening ache, a bewilderment, a darkness. And it emerges again and again for us veterans of a war that took five times more young Americans than Vietnam.So getting some HIV jism fucked up your shit-hole is now equivalent to putting your life on the line in a war-torn hell-hole. What a sick fucking fag! Do you wonder why ordinary Americans wish that all gays would just die of AIDS and just shut the fuck up?
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The best time to plant depends on the variety, but as a general rule, garlic should go in before the ground freezes – usually early to mid-autumn – as the garlic needs a “cold shock” to get it going. “As long as your cloves are in the ground any time up to late spring, you should get some results,” says Natasha, “although your bulbs may be on the small side.”Green garlic pesto recipe:
• A free-draining but moisture-retentive soil (pH above 6.7) is ideal. Spreading compost before planting can prevent yellowing, poor vigour and small bulbs. To prepare for planting, dig and turn over the topsoil to a spade’s depth. Work it down so you have a fine top layer of at least 4cm (1.5in).
• Garlic will grow in the shade but loves the sun, so ideally choose the sunniest position. If planting in a vegetable garden, select an area that hasn’t contained members of the onion family for at least two years, to minimise the risk of disease.
• Naturally occurring sulphur in garlic can act as a fungicide and pesticide. Plant garlic close to vegetables such as lettuce and cabbage to deter aphids and common pests.
• When you’re ready to plant (and not before), break up the bulb into individual cloves, taking care not to damage them, and discard any unhealthy cloves.
• Draw out a furrow 3cm-4cm (1in-1.5in) deep. Make sure you plant the cloves root-end down, tip pointing up, and deep enough so they can be covered with 3cm-4cm of loose soil, measured from the clove tip. Place the cloves so that they are just resting in the soil at the bottom of the furrow. Large cloves should be spaced 15cm (6in) apart, small cloves 10cm (4in) apart.
•When the row is planted, draw the soil over the cloves to cover them completely. If the soil is dry, water sparingly.
3 large green garlic bulbs, roots removed
2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons mixed seeds (pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)
A good handful of fresh basil leaves
150g Parmesan or pecorino, finely grated
Sea salt to taste
• Finely chop the bulbs, stems and leaves
• Place all the ingredients, except the cheese, in a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency
• Stir in the cheese and add salt to taste. Mix in more olive oil if the pesto is too dry
Finely chop the bulbs, stems and leaves
Place all the ingredients, except the cheese, in a food processor and pulse until you reach the desired consistency
Stir in the cheese and add salt to taste. Mix in more olive oil if the pesto is too dry.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have an illustrious predecessor:
In 1790, the very first Congress—which incidentally included 20 framers—passed a law that included a mandate: namely, a requirement that ship owners buy medical insurance for their seamen. This law was then signed by another framer: President George Washington. That’s right, the father of our country had no difficulty imposing a health insurance mandate.
That’s not all. In 1792, a Congress with 17 framers passed another statute that required all able-bodied men to buy firearms. Yes, we used to have not only a right to bear arms, but a federal duty to buy them. Four framers voted against this bill, but the others did not, and it was also signed by Washington. Some tried to repeal this gun purchase mandate on the grounds it was too onerous, but only one framer voted to repeal it.
Six years later, in 1798, Congress addressed the problem that the employer mandate to buy medical insurance for seamen covered drugs and physician services but not hospital stays. And you know what this Congress, with five framers serving in it, did? It enacted a federal law requiring the seamen to buy hospital insurance for themselves. That’s right, Congress enacted an individual mandate requiring the purchase of health insurance. And this act was signed by another founder, President John Adams.
And a conservative law professor explains why the Obamacare mandate "passes constitutional muster" here.