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Celebrity After dinner speakers: A great inclusion to corporate events

Celebrity After dinner speakers: A great inclusion to corporate events

A popular way of jazzing up an otherwise regular corporate or charity event is the inclusion of after dinner speakers. If you still aren’t aware of who they are, you might as well want to educate yourself about the same and make sure that the next event organized by you is more special than what

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Corporate Food & Human Backlash

The current collapse of the world financial system has revealed some structural problems in our national economy that have flourished over a period of decades as corporate interests bought politicians and lobbyists to craft legislation to remove legal roadblocks to mass theft and market manipulation. And despite some changes in the D.C. political landscape, our

USDA: Sequester Impacts

We homesteaders are among the citizens who pay a good deal of attention to the programs and operations of both state and federal agricultural departments because they can directly affect us (for good or ill). We often make use of our state ag departments’ extension services for education in things like beekeeping, land use, community

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Tiny Houses: Part 3 – Cities Developing Tiny Housing

This blog has examined the new trend toward “micro-housing” in terms of sub-urban and rural settings in the articles Teeny, Tiny Houses in July of 2011, and Tiny Houses: Part 2 in March of 2012. The trend for small, efficiently-designed housing doesn’t look to be letting up any time soon despite a slight bounce-back of

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Fire on the Mountain …Again

I kind of knew that three whole springs without a forest fire along the Norfolk-Southern’s grade over the continental divide was pushing things. Hoped maybe their relatively new-found practice of carefully checking their brake connections BEFORE heading uphill into the ‘loops’ might become a habit. It’s been raining pretty steady, and yesterday it snowed. Not

Senate Passes Outrageous New Farm Bill

Yep. As of this writing, February 4, 2014, the U.S. Senate has passed a new Farm Bill that has gone way out of its way to exclude any real farmers as well as more than two million people who rely on food stamps to eat, and channels all the supposedly ‘saved’ money back to Big

Old Crafts as New Careers

I recently met a wise 70 year old man from my hometowm who raises Oxen. He also builds log cabins… using no modern technology. To say that I was impressed is an understatement. On a cold day recently we sat next to a fire in one of the log cabins on his property. The fireplace

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