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Thursday, July 19, 2018

BBQ COUNTRY RIBS, SIMPLE AND EASY


This recipe is quick and simple – guaranteed to keep you out of the hot kitchen until serving time ;-)

I generally buy a bag of lemons and juice them – pouring the juice into plastic ice cube trays and freezing them for recipes that call for tablespoons of lemon juice (each cube of each tray will equal 1 TBSP).

1 pound Country Style Ribs * 1 TBSP dry Onion (or ¼ cup fresh, diced) * ½ cup Water * 2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar * 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce * ¼ cup Lemon Juice * 2 TBSP Brown Sugar * 1 cup Chili Sauce * ½ teaspoon Salt * ¼ teaspoon Paprika * ¼ teaspoon black Pepper * 1 teaspoon dry Mustard

Put the onion, lemon juice and half the sauce in the bottom of your crockpot:

Keep some sauce off to the side to pour over ribs ...

Remove the ribs from their wrapper and add to the sauce in the crockpot, pushing them into the sauce to make sure the sauce us coating the meat pretty well; then pour the remaining sauce over the ribs so the meat is covered thoroughly:


Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours - or until meat is done.

That’s it :-D

Simple and easy peasy ;-)


SWEDISH MOTHER BERATED FOR MOTHERING HER SON


All I can say is … the author of this piece is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay BEHIND the times. THUS has been happening IN America FOR DECADES – ever since the 1970’s upheaval of families due to rabid and whacked {feminism} that is the face of the libtard demoncrat party today.

((((THANK GOD)))) I woke up, wised up, and stopped pandering to the feminist movement >:-P


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The Human Cost of Sweden’s Welfare State - 2 days ago: A Group Of Women Berated My Friend In A Public Park Because Her 2-year-old Son Wasn’t In Day Care. By Erica Komisar July 11, 2018 6:08 p.m. ET


American liberals sometimes hold up Sweden as a model of social order, equality of the sexes, and respect for parental responsibilities. Its welfare state offers excellent free or subsidized prenatal care, 480 days of paid leave for both natural and adoptive parents, and additional leave for moms who work in physically strenuous jobs. Swedish parents have the option to reduce their normal hours (and pay) up to 25% until a child turns 8. But all this assistance comes at a steep cost.


At 61.85%, Sweden has the highest personal income tax rate in the world. That money pays for the kind of support many American women would welcome, but it comes with pressure on women to return to the workforce on the government’s schedule, not their own.


The Swedish government also supports and subsidizes institutionalized day care (they call it preschool), promoting the belief that professional care-givers are better for children than their own mothers. If a mother decides she wants to stay at home with her child beyond the state-sanctioned maternity leave, she receives no additional allowance. That creates an extreme financial burden on those families, and the pressure is social as well.


A 32-year-old friend told me that she was in the park with her 2-year-old son, when she was surrounded by a group of women who berated her for not having the boy in day care. The Swedish government attempts to provide equal work opportunities for both sexes, which is laudable. But toward that end, it promotes the false idea that mothers are not uniquely important to babies.


Women who prefer to stay home with very young children are stigmatized as regressive and antifeminist. The Feminist Initiative, a radical political party, touts day care as a way to “liberate women from their maternal instincts.” Sweden’s maternity policies may be good for economic growth and egalitarian ideals, but not for the social or emotional health of young children.


Ample scientific research shows that institutionalized day care is bad for very young children. The ratio of staff to children is too low, and the environment is confusing, overly stimulating and potentially harmful to a child’s developing brain. Ninety percent of Swedish children under 5 are in day care. This likely contributes to mental-health problems. In 2012 roughly 20% of Swedish adolescents reported at least five instances of self-harming behavior, and the teen suicide rate hit a 25-year high in 2013. For all its concern about equality, Sweden has one of the most sex-segregated labor markets in the world. Nearly 80% of Swedish mothers work, compared with around 70% in the U.S. Swedish women are disproportionately employed in stereotypically feminine fields like nursing and day care and highly underrepresented in “masculine” fields like finance and engineering. Only about 36% of management positions in Sweden are held by women—lower than in the U.S., Canada, France, Russia or Australia. The median wage for Swedish women is 13.4% lower than for Swedish men. And as of 2013, 72% of public employees were women.


Many of the day-care centers meant to “liberate women from their maternal instincts” are staffed by mothers separated from their own babies by the need to work.


While Sweden has worked hard to eliminate material poverty, it is creating a society whose children are suffering from emotional poverty.


Children need their parents, and very young children especially need their mothers. I worry that the U.S. is heading in the same direction. Women increasingly value—or are pressured to value—career and professional achievement over family. Like Sweden, Americans have devalued parenting, and specifically motherhood, and are creating emotionally impoverished young people who have difficulty in sustaining intimate relationships and functioning as independent adults.


I consider myself a feminist, but what is pro-woman about denying that the hard work of raising healthy, stable and loving children is important? Instead of forcing women to make choices for the economic benefit of the country, society should empower them to make choices in the best interests of themselves and their families.


-Ms. Komisar, a psychoanalyst, is author of “Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.”

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ACTS ~ Chapter 9



THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Acts ~ Chapter 9

Meanwhile Saul, still threatening to kill the disciples of Adonai, went to the high priest. He requested from him letters to the synagogues in Damascus, stating that if he found any followers of Ha’Mashiach’s Way – men or women – he might arrest them and bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. He journeyed on until he came near to Damascus.

SAUL LEAVES FOR DAMASCUS

Suddenly, a light from Heaven shone around him. He fell down to the ground and then heard a voice speaking to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?” ‘Who are you, Lord?’ Saul asked. “I am Yeshua. Whom you are persecuting”, Adonai answered. “It is dangerous for you to resist and rebel”. Trembling, and astonished, Saul asked, ‘Adonai, what do You want me to do?’ Adonai said to him, “Rise up and go in to the city and you will be told what to do.”

SAUL'S CONVERSION

His companions stood speechless, for they heard the voice but saw no one. Saul then got up from the ground, but on opening his eyes could not see anything. So, leading him by the hand, they brought him into Damascus. Then for 3 days he was without sight, and he abstained from food and drink.

There was in Damascus a disciple by the name of Ananias. Adonai appeared to him in a vision and said, “Ananias.” ‘Yes, Lord,’ he replied, ‘I am here.’ Adonai then said, “Rise up and go over to Straight Street to the house of Judas and ask for a man of Tarsus – Saul by name. You will find him in prayer. He had a vision in which he saw a man named Ananias come to him and put his hand on him so that he might see once more.” But Ananias answered, ‘But, Adonai, many have told me about this man, how many hardships he has brought upon our saints in Jerusalem. And besides, he came here with authority from the chief priests to put in chains everyone who calls on Your Name.’ “Nevertheless,” Adonai said to him, “Go, because this man in My chosen vessel to carry My Name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel. Yes, he will have to suffer much for My Name’s sake, and that I shall make clear to him.”

Accordingly, Ananias went to that house and, placing his hands on Saul, said, ‘Brother, Adonai Yeshua, Who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here, has sent me so that you may have your sight restored and be filled with The Ruach.’ And at once something like scales fell from his eyes, and he recovered his eyesight instantly. Then he got up and was baptized. After that, he ate some food and recovered his strength. And for some days Saul stayed in Damascus with the disciples.

ANANIAS GOES TO SAUL

Saul began at once to preach in the synagogues that Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is Ben Elohim (Christ is the Son of God). And all who heard him were therefore astounded, and said, ‘Is this not the man who in Jerusalem brought death and destruction on those who called on His Name? And has he not come here for the very purpose of arresting such persons and to bring them to the chief priests?’ But Saul preached with ever increasing power and, by his proofs that Yeshua was Mashiach, he bewildered the Jews who lived in Damascus. Quite a number of days came and went before the Jews formed a conspiracy to put Saul to death, but he got wind of their plot. They even stood watch at the city gates day and night, bent on killing him. The disciples, therefore, helped him escape by night, letting him down over the wall in a basket.

SAUL PREACHES IN DAMASCUS SYNAGOGUES
SAUL ESCAPES IN A BASKET

When Saul came back to Jerusalem he tried to associate with the disciples there, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple. Then Barnabas took charge of him. He brought him along to the Apostles, told them how Saul had seen Adonai Yeshua on the way, how Adonai had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly in Damascus in the Name of Yeshua. After that, he could go in and out freely among them in Jerusalem, and he preached fearlessly in the Name of Yeshua. He spoke also to the Greek-speaking Jews (Hellenists) and argued with them, but they made plans to have him out to death. When the brethren learned of this, they brought Saul down to Caesarea and sent him on to Tarsus. Then the congregation throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria really enjoyed peace for a time. They were being built up. They walked in the fear of Adonai and in the consolation of The Ruach. They increased in numbers.

SAUL SENT TO TARSUS

When Simon Peter was making a visitation trip to all parts of the field, he came to the disciples living at Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas who had been kept to his bed for 8 years, being paralyzed. Simon Peter said to him, ‘”Aeneas, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is going to heal you. Get up and make your bed! He got up at once. And all the inhabitants of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and turned to Yeshua.

PETER HEALS AENEAS

In Joppa there lived a disciple named Tabitha, which in Greek is translated Dorcas, meaning gazelle. She was always busy doing good, and helping the poor. Then one day she took sick and died. After they had washed her body, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Simon Peter was at Lydda, they sent 2 messengers to him, begging him not to delay but to come at once. Simon Peter got ready and went with them. When they got there, they brought him to the upper room where all the widows were standing around, crying and displaying the dresses and coats Dorcas had made while she was with them. Simon Peter made them all leave the room, after which he kneeled down and prayed. Next, he turned to her body and said, “Tabitha, arise!” And she opened her eyes. Then, seeing Simon Peter, she sat up. He took her hands and lifted her up, and then, having called in the saints and the widows, he presented her to them alive. News of this went throughout all of Joppa and many came to believe in Adonai Yeshua. After this, Simon Peter stayed on in Joppa for quite a while at the home of one Simon, a tanner.