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  • Birthday 02/26/1964

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  1. Slots-O-Fun in front of Circus Circus has (or had) $1 shrimp cocktails (big ones) and $1 blackjack. The top of the Stratosphere is kind of a kick and the aquarium at the Mirage (I'm pretty sure that is the place) is excellent. Fremont Street is excellent as well. The Coke store on the Strip is a hoot. The Sea Food buffett at The Rio is a stop if you have time as well. In-n-Out is a good choice though. O.
  2. There is a diet similar to this called the "Warrior Diet" develped by Ori Hofmekler. He claims it is the diet the Roman Army ate on the march. I forget the details, but quickly you have a couple of pieces of fruit for both breakfast and lunch, I think drinking a lot of water is involved, and then sit down to a large, late dinner, that takes a couple of hours to eat. A lot of meat and vegetables. It is the poster boy diet for the Kettlebell crowd and from what I can tell some MMAers. O.
  3. This is actually quite an excellent dish. I would suggest, before you type your WTF's or think it is "bland" give it a try. And yes, it is a variation of Cincinnati Chili. The first time I had this dish was 20+ years ago in Chicago and my first thought was, "Chili on spaghetti?" I prefer angel hair.
  4. This egg recipe has shown up in a 1966 issue of LIFE Magazine, not long after Ian Fleming's death as well as two short stories as cited below. Scrambled Eggs James Bond The recipe for Scrambled Eggs James Bond appears in 007 in New York, a short story that was published in the US edition of Thrilling Cities and now found in the recent Penguin reissue of of Octopussy and The Living Daylights. For four individualists: 12 fresh eggs Salt and pepper 5-6 oz. of fresh butter. Break the eggs into a bowl. Beat thoroughly with a fork and season well. In a small copper (or heavy bottomed saucepan) melt four oz. of the butter. When melted, pour in the eggs and cook over a very low heat, whisking continuously with a small egg whisk. While the eggs are slightly more moist than you would wish for eating, remove the pan from heat, add rest of butter and continue whisking for half a minute, adding the while finely chopped chives or fines herbes. Serve on hot buttered toast in individual copper dishes (for appearance only) with pink champagne (Taittinger) and low music
  5. This is an under current of the last few decades. Starting with the Fascist/Socialist movements of the 1930's, through WWII, the Cold War (possibly best dramatized by Ian Fleming), and continuing through the "War on Terror". How far does the President take his responisbbility to protect his citizens? I say it doesn't. However, I'm reading a lot that either: George Bush should admit to "War Crimes" and apologize, or be put on trial. I have a hard time believeing that people don't understand th ramifications of not pursuing protection of our citizens at all costs. Yet, many of our citizens seem to think that collecting information, possibly to save their arses is "immoral"? If one of government's functions is to protect its citizenry, then I'mm all for making sure the plane I am on, or the train I'm riding isn't turning into a ball of flames. And if it takes the FBI or CIA using "extreme measures" to do sso, then do so. I'm sure the other side has has no qualms about using such tools.
  6. This months Atlantic magazine has an interesting article on the current recession, sub prime lending, and the connection to the Evangelical "Mega Churches" found in the Sun Belt. The article runs pg. 38-48. It touches on the "new" Gospel of Wealth, Seed Faith (originally promoted by Oral Roberts, i.e. send me money, God will bless you...pg. 41), loan companies pairing with mega churches for loan referals (ppg. 42-43) and apparently giving kick backs to these churches when loans were given, and the feeling among many evangelicals that spend now and God will miraculously help you pay later. It is an eye opening contrast between the realities of banking and interest rates and the thinking that "God will provide!"
  7. The following comes from the now defunct "Best Life Magazine". Enjoy. By the way, it shouldn't be Mile's, typo. (http://www.bestlifeonline.com/cms/publish/nutrition/The_Literate_Gourmet_Collection_10Miles-Davis.php) Miles Davis's South Side Chicago Chili Mack ¼ lb. suet (beef fat) 1 large onion 1 lb. ground beef ½ lb. ground veal ½ lb. ground pork salt and pepper 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin seed 2 cans kidney beans, drained 1 can beef consommé 1 drop red wine vinegar 3 lb. spaghetti parmesan cheese oyster crackers Heineken beer 1 Melt suet in large heavy pot until liquid fat is about an inch high. Remove solid pieces of suet from pot and discard. 2 In same pot, sauté onion. 3 Combine meats in bowl; season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. 4 In another bowl, season kidney beans with salt and pepper. 5 Add meat to onions; sauté until brown. 6 Add kidney beans, consommé, and vinegar; simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally. 7 Add more seasonings to taste, if desired. 8 Cook spaghetti according to package directions, and then divide among six plates. 9 Spoon meat mixture over each plate of spaghetti. 10 Top with Parmesan and serve oyster crackers on the side. 11 Open a Heineken. Serves 6
  8. >>>On the contrary, I find it to be increasingly prevalent among Objectivists. We see everywhere—particularly on the Internet—the spectacle of supposed supporters of reason and free inquiry erupting in fury at the least provocation and hurling abuse at anyone who opposes—even questions—their convictions.<<< The Internet is a unique medium in that it allows its users to say things, and behave in ways that most would not have in the recent past. It is very easy, vie the Net, to say things, make accusations, etc. that are not followed by an immediate or natural consequence. Thank you for this article. O.
  9. I found this quote in today's Financial Times to be a bit accurate: >>>Science may be objective; scientists emphatically are not<<< It was in an article concerning the recent faux paus concerning East Anglia University and the expose' in regards to their fudging "climate change" numbers. I believe in science, but it does bring up the question: which scientists can we believe? I don't believe in conspiracy theories. But I think scientists involved in this behavior (if the reports are accurate) should be held accountable in the same vein that financial swindlers are also held accountable. (Or should be.) The "science" of climate change is costing many people and communities big bucks due to carbon fees, taxes, recycling laws, "going green" businesses, political pressure to "be green", etc. This should be a issue that gets the microscopic treatment. O43
  10. What's in a word? I discovered yesterday that people who eat meat and vegetables, but more vegetables than meat, are not known as omnivores anymore, they are "flexitarians". ??? O43
  11. Here's another link for this topic: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/29...-change-report/ O43
  12. This might be a bench mark for a fellow who did the same thing where I live. Although he "only took" $60-100 million dollars, living in a fairly rural area, he has stymied the economy. A lot of half finished projects sitting around. He deserves the same. O43
  13. I throw this out for your opinions. Apparently yesterday, NFL receiver Donte Stallworth received 30 days in jail, 2 years probation and paid an undisclosed cash settlement to the family of a man he killed while driving "under the influence" after a plea bargain. Had the case gone to trial, and had he been found guilty, he could have faced up to 15 years in prison. My question is, is this just? O43
  14. Interesting post. Out of curiosity, is the house "under water", mortgage higher than any probable sales price? Have they thought about a chap 13 filing? Is is worth staying in that community for the kids schools? People with kids by schools not houses. Adam Behind on payments, as I earlier stated, and they can't sell the house and get enough to pay off the mortgage. O43
  15. I meant work, but I guess pork or dork could be possibilities. O43