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Archive for November 7th, 2012

Industrial hemp

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It occurs to me that with two states flat-out legalizing marijuana, maybe those South Dakota farmers will finally be allowed to grow industrial hemp, a money-making crop that is totally non-intoxicating (but the DEA thinks they control it anyway).

Written by Leisureguy

7 November 2012 at 4:06 pm

Posted in Drug laws

Beans, greens, and sausage soup

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This soup sounds absolutely delicious. Lots of photos at the link. And do use the Parmesan rind: makes an enormous difference.

Written by Leisureguy

7 November 2012 at 10:59 am

Posted in Food, Recipes & Cooking

Election over

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On the whole, it went well from my view, but I notice that none of the results I favored received a unanimous vote, so I assume that some are disappointed by the results (e.g., Donald Trump, who immediately called for a revolution, but of course he seems to be totally unhinged these days).

The initiatives in California seemed to go the way I would have them, and I note that marijuana is now legalized in Colorado and Washington, to be sold through state stores, thus garnering additional revenue for the state while cutting out the illegal cartels. In addition, Colorado allows individuals to cultivate as many as six marijuana plants. It will be interesting to see how that plays out—Holder and Obama perhaps will switch back again to their original positions.

I’m very pleased to see Todd Aikin defeated and Elizabeth Warren victorious, which of course reveals my political position. And I’m totally delighted that Maryland and Maine had the good sense to pass marriage equality. As you probably know, I’m totally unmoved by arguments based on “traditional” marriage, because what is “traditional” changes constantly. King David, for example, observed “traditional” marriage by having seven wives. Traditions evolve as understanding improves.

I’m now wondering whether the new Senate will end the filibuster. I would say that it’s time to stop allowing 41 votes to stall action on every measure.

Written by Leisureguy

7 November 2012 at 10:01 am

Posted in Daily life, Election

Coconut Rose

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Today I chose the flattop Vie-Long badger, which seemed to have trouble maintaining a lather from the Geo. F. Trumper Coconut shaving cream, which normally is totally reliable. May be a problem from brush shape—I’ll try a different brush next time. Still enjoyed the fragrance of the lather and its efficacy, but I did have to return to the tub a couple of times.

The iKon OSS asymmetric razor did its usual fine job, though I swapped out the Swedish Gillette blade after the first pass—just seemed to be not quite up to snuff—and finished the shave with a new Gillette Rubie blade.

Three passes, a splash of Trumper Coral Skin Food (the rose of the title), and I’m enjoying a wonderfully clean apartment: the cleaning ladies were here yesterday.

Written by Leisureguy

7 November 2012 at 9:18 am

Posted in Shaving

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