Independent radio producer, cat herder, goat farmer and amateur renegade.
First, OWS is learning solidarity with the MOST economically exploited members of our communities. Next, OWS will have a consciousness raising about the jail and prison systems. All of it is connected and related. We can't simply regulate banks and close the Fed. We must regulate SOCIETY and clothe and feed.
How does Listeria get into food?
Listeria monocytogenes is found in soil and water. Animals can carry the bacterium without appearing ill and can contaminate foods of animal origin, such as meats and dairy products. When Listeria bacteria get into a food processing factory, they can live there for years, sometimes contaminating food products. The bacterium has been found in a variety of raw foods, such as uncooked meats and vegetables, as well as in foods that become contaminated after cooking or processing, such as soft cheeses, processed meats such as hot dogs and deli meat (both products in factory-sealed packages and products sold at deli counters), and smoked seafood. Unpasteurized (raw) milk and cheeses and other foods made from unpasteurized milk are particularly likely to contain the bacterium.
Listeria is killed by pasteurization and cooking; however, in some ready-to-eat foods, such as hot dogs and deli meats, contamination may occur after factory cooking but before packaging. Unlike most bacteria, Listeria bacteria can grow and multiply in some foods in the refrigerator.
Listeriosis General Information
However, trickery may occur later involving copious amounts of alcohol coupled with closing time when the ladies look their prettiest through beer glasses.
...and that's the bottom line: insecure, homophobic male fears looking foolish if attracted to a human being for any reason, if it means no access to a vagina. It's not about love. It's not about passion. It's not even about healthy sexuality. It's about buying in to a sick culture that tells him what a "real" man is, so he'll spend his life afraid to be honest, even with himself, about who he really is. THIS is the real "nonsense:" a vestigial, outdated, biological imperative to mimic, if not be, the alpha male, as useless and destructive as an inflamed appendix. sigh
I'm no big basketball fanatic. But Summitt is a foundation stone in modern, women's sports. This is terrible news.
I want a pair! Where can I buy them? YAY
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I don't think I'll survive this one. So, when I saw This American Life is looking for stories, I emailed them
Julie, I just move out of extremely substandard housing: no sewage, heat, running water, etc. I am now living in my travel trailer, behind a woman's home about 75 miles away. Tonight, after 1 week, she ordered me out and actually expects me to vacate the property by the 3rd of next month. I have no vehicle to tow the trailer and won't have any money until my $700/mo Social Security check comes in on the 3rd. I also have 4 cats, a little dog, 23 baby chicks and 3 goats on her property. I believe she chose to rent to me in order to take away my animals, as I believe she is an animal hoarder.
Goats: [link] [link]
Substandard house: [link]
I have a minidisc recorder & mic. I've produced documentaries in the past and have a PRX membership, as well as membership to AIR.
I would like to record a bit of my story, with lots of animal sounds, etc.
I have been actively seeking secure, affordable housing for 17 months. There is none in New Mexico [link]
I am responsible for my animals; they depend on me. I am also exhausted from being treated like a pariah and target for exploitation. I only found out tonight that she wants me out and is threatening to have my trailer towed to an impound lot, with everything I own in it, including several hundred dollars' groceries in the freezer.
I am making plans to end my life, if I cannot locate housing. I would give my entire check next month to a friend who helped me get the trailer, as well as its contents and the trailer itself.
I don't see any other options.
I maxed out my credit cards, which I was successfully paying off, and emptied my bank account in order to move into this place. With a trailer, animals and only $700/month income, my chances of finding housing are almost nil.
Would you be interested in this story?
I can NOT find a place to live or a thing to live in ANYWHERE in the state of New Mexico. I'm looking for a place I can live with my 3 little goats, who are family to me. I'm looking for old mobile homes, RVs, camping trailers, rooms for rent.... I can't find anything. If you hear something, PLEASE let me know! I'm living without running water, sewage & heat. I barely made it last winter, and this one's just starting. It's now just one person, not two; the other person found housing. DOES NOT HAVE TO BE IN GALLUP!
And I have to appear in court Friday, as he's trying to illegally evict me. [link] I'm just sending you this so you'll know I wasn't lying.
Ms. Powdrell-Culbert is a real class act. I don't think I could be so composed and dignified, under such circumstances. In fact, it didn't even happen to me, and I'm so mad, I could spit Republican campaign buttons!
I have a lot of respect for the Powdrell family. Mr. Powdrell was always so nice to my friends and me when we came in for barbecue and I loved his museum of artifacts and photos of African American culture in New Mexico.
I wish we'd get past this foolishness of thinking one group of people is better than another because of their appearance! Content of character is the thing, and it shows here.