Category Archives: Survival

Will the GOP House be bought off by Big Airlines to stifle competition?

So let’s see, Big Business (in this case, Delta Air Lines, Inc., United Airlines, Inc., American Airlines, Inc. and US Airways, Inc. along with unions) is trying to stifle competition by buying off Congress. But ins’t the House under Republican control? Shouldn’t this amendment be dead on arrival in a supposedly free-market friendly House. Fat chance. Keep an eye on your wallets folks while the airlines fatten the politicians’.

A measure aimed at grounding an upstart airline offering affordable fares for transcontinental travel appears headed for a vote in the House of Representatives.

The transportation appropriations bill is seen as a vehicle for an amendment targeting Norwegian Air International’s new service at U.S. airports, airline officials were told by consultants. ….

…. Although Norwegian has not had access to any text proposed for the amendment to the transportation spending bill, its advisers anticipated that congressional opponents would attempt to prohibit DOT from processing the application by denying funding for this purpose or inserting language imposing requirements inconsistent with the Open Skies Agreement.

James Sherk, a labor policy analyst with The Heritage Foundation, said consumers need to be on the lookout for an anti-competition move on Capitol Hill that would put everyday Americans at a disadvantage while rewarding entrenched interests. ….

Preserving Food at Home: A Self-Study offered by National Center for Home Food Preservation

National Center for Home Food Preservation: Announcing a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation.

Introduction to Food Preservation
General Canning
Canning Acid Foods
Canning Low-Acid Foods
This course is offered in the University of Georgia eLC system. UGA requires registration for you to receive a login.

So Easy To Preserve
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer the 5th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve. This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 tested recipes, along with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying. This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended procedures for home-canned salsas.

The Pastrami Burger Bomb

Because you can’t save the world on an empty stomach:

The Burger Lab: The Pastrami Burger Bomb

I first heard of pastrami burgers—which are, oddly enough, pastrami-topped burgers—from a pastry chef I knew from Utah, where apparently the meat-on-meat combo is something of a state dish.
A “product of honest American fusion,” as John T. Edge describes it in a piece on the subject last year in the New York Times, they are apparently seriously delicious, particularly after a long night on the town. The flagship chain is Crown Burger, with multiple locations in Salt Lake City, though apparently, every burger joint in town features them on the menu.