Rate of climb vs. fuel flow
Ford F150 towing 5800 lb. Dry weight travel trailer
Engine Speed vs. Fuel Consumption
Let’s see if we can find the money to help the president restart the White House tours. Did you know the Federal government employed 972 archaeologists in fiscal year 2011? Total salaries (and bonuses) spent for archaeology : $68.5 million . Average salary of each archaeologist $70,000. Cut 10% of the archaeologists and you’ll have plenty for White House tours.
Do you want to know why people want to blame “the gun” for the killings? That way we don’t have to talk about uncomfortable issues, like the state of our mental health establishment. Issues like how our young men see no future in our society that is stacked against them; cast out by an education system steeped in radical feminism whose doctrine is that the male gender is obsolete.
Liberals tells us that the reason minorities commit crimes is because of “culture and poverty”, but when it’s a Caucasian committing the crime, the reason changes to “the gun”; culture apparently having no affect on Caucasian males.
If you REALLY want to solve this problem, act like an ADULT, have some COURAGE and be willing to talk about issues that are complex and emotionally uncomfortable. That might take a little more thought-time than a cheap, simpleton comment like “Japan doesn’t have any gun crime, because guns are illegal there”. Even the most cursory research will show plenty of notorious cases of mass murder committed in countries where guns are strictly illegal or regulated.
I recently saw the film The Man Nobody Knew. It’s a film about former Director of Central Intelligence, William Colby, made by his son Carl Colby.
Colby was nominated as DCI by Nixon immediately before Watergate hit the fan. The film, and the Q&A with the director afterwards point out that there were several attempts by Nixon to pin Watergate on the CIA, who successfully avoided it. Colby was famous for disclosing, first to NYT reporter Seymour Hersh and then later the Congress, a raft of illegal CIA activity. This activity, known as the “family jewels” included the mind control experiments, spying on American citizens, and assassinations.
The principal question attempted by the film is, why did Colby choose to make these damaging disclosures? Unfortunately, it doesn’t present a clear answer, perhaps because, Colby, being a professional secret keeper and from a generation where men didn’t discuss their feelings, never discussed it. The film makes light of Colby’s Catholic upbringing as a possible reason that he couldn’t lie, as well as grief over his young daughter’s death.
Another reason presented, was that Colby felt, by disclosing the Family Jewels, and cooperating with the Congress, was the only way to the save the CIA, and the nation’s intelligence program, which were in very real danger of abolition by the post-Watergate Congress. I find this a more probable explanation.
Overall, the film, and Colby’s career itself, reminds me of what a tortured period the Vietnam and Nixon eras were. There were so many careers, families and individual souls ruined.
Structured approach to show the depth of elitism in the US Congress. Each member is given a composite score consisting of:
- Ivy League Schooling
- Lack of significant experience in the private sector
- Length of time in office on a sliding scale
- Age above 70
Possible scores range from 0 (least elite) to 7 (most elite)
Results thus far:
McCain, J (5)
Lieberman, J (5)
Nelson, B (5)
Boozman, J (0)
Udall, M (0)
Ingredients: (6 servings)
750 grams boneless stewing lamb or beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup of cooking oil
1 teaspoon turmeric
1.5 cups water
1/2 cup dried limes (or fresh lime juice)
3/4 cup black-eye beans or kidney beans
1 large potato, diced (optional)
1 cup spring onions, finely chopped
1.5 cups spinach, finely chopped
1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
1/4 cup coriander, finely chopped (optional)
1/4 cup tareh (garlic chives), finely chopped
1/4 cup shanbelileh (fenugreek), finely chopped (optional)
In short, we live in a medieval age of politically correct penance — as the brilliant Al Gore grasped when he made millions hawking carbon footprint offsets — in which loud abstractions can mask concrete incompetence.
About Punjabi Kadi Pakora Recipe
Typical Punjabi recipe Kadi Pakora with rice or Chapati. Submitted by trust2wiN, whose mom makes it very well and learnt this from her.
1 cup Besan (gram flour)
Pinch of cumin seeds
2 teaspoon chopped onions
1 chopped green chillies
½ teaspoon grated ginger
pinch of turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon garam masala
red chilli powder (as per taste)
½ teaspoon jwayen (optional)
water (to make a smooth batter)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
2 spoons vegetable Oil
1 cup Besan (gram flour)
1 huge onion (sliced in long pieces)
1 tomato (chopped)
1 teaspoon ginger paste
2-3 teaspoon garlic (minced)
4-5 dry red chillies
7-8 curry leaves
2 teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 spoon tamarind paste (mixed with water)
2 cups yogurt
2 teaspoon dry kasturi methi powder (fenugreek powder)
Salt to taste
1 Mix besan and all the other ingredients in a bowl.
2 Add enough water to make a very thick batter.
3 Make any random shape or balls and fry them in oil to make pakoras.
4 Deep fry them until they turn brown and crispy. Take them out on a paper towel so that the paper soaks all the extra oil. Keep them aside.
1 Blend yogurt,double the amount of water, pinch of turmeric powder, salt, pinch of red chilli powder, besan. It should look like a butter milk (lassi) mixture with besan in it.
2 Keep it aside for half an hour before starting to make kadi.
1 Pour oil in a big pan (or any big cooking utensil) and heat it until it gets hot. Add cumin seeds mustard seeds, fenugreek seed, coriander seeds, cloves and let them pop.
2 Add curry leaves and dry red chilli to the above tadka (frying mixture)
3 Add onions to it and fry them until brown.
4 Add garlic, ginger to it and fry for 3 minutes.(watch that it should not stick to the bottom of the pan)
5 Add chopped tomatoes and fry for 3-4 minutes.
6 Add tamarind paste to the pan and let it come to the boil for 4-5 minutes.
7 Add turmeric powder ,garam masala, red chilli powder, salt and fry until oil starts floating on the top and it gives out dark reddish brownish color.
8 Add the kadi mixture, which was kept for half an hour to this tadka.
9 Keep stirring the curry, as it will start sticking to the bottom. Keep it on a medium flame first, and let it come to a boil. Keep watching it stirring it. After 3-5 boils, lower down the flame to low and let it cook on low flame for 20 minutes and stir in between.
10 Stir for another 5 minutes and check if its thick enough and looks dark yellow. Again stir it for 5 minutes and sprinkle dry fenugreek leaves on it and let it boil for another 2 minutes and than add the pakoras in the kadi.
11 Boil more for 3 minutes and don’t stir too much as the pakora can break apart.
12 For garnishing, sprinkle cilantro and serve hot with rice.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday declared that multiculturalism had failed, joining a growing number of world leaders or ex-leaders who have condemned it.”We have been too concerned about the identity of the person who was arriving and not enough about the identity of the country that was receiving him,” he said in a television interview in which he declared the concept a “failure.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron last month pronounced his countrys long-standing policy of multiculturalism a failure, calling for better integration of young Muslims to combat home-grown extremism.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Australias former prime minister John Howard and former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar have also in recent months said multicultural policies have not successfully integrated immigrants.