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Douglas Rehfeldt
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Modern food production techniques.
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It's difficult to imagine that in the future the #seeds of life for most food & medicinal plants could be protected by a patent or other licensing. And yet that's what some people are working to protect against. What I find disturbing is the need to do that. 

And it's not just one University, a community library is doing something similar.

http://www.kdl.org/events/go/seed_library

Is your local community doing anything to save the seeds?

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Thanks for sharing this article. What a great program to know about.

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Free tips and worksheets to get you started with vegetable #gardening.

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Here is a low-cost online course from the MSU Extension to help people get started with vegetable #gardening. 
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It seems like just last week there was two feet of snow on the ground. After cleaning up the yard some more today I noticed plants popping up everywhere, including the weeds.

Rather than posting a picture, I'll recommend that you go #outside and see what's growing around your place.

#gardening #SpringFever
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I learned these knots and several more in the Boy Scouts and Army. To this day I still backsplice my twisted rope ends and often use the taut-line hitch. My flag pole rope is always secured with cleat and clove hitches. Such a useful skill. What's your most used knot?
 
The page is cool. The site is cooler.
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What would you do if the government seized your assets to collect on what may have been a possible over-payment to your deceased parents, and without a statute of limitations, possibly even debt from your grand-parents or great-grandparents.

A persons ability to dispute the seizure is limited; especially if records that the deceased might have have are gone.

There needs to be a statute of limitations for these collections. Because right now it seems like thuggery to me.

Contact your government representative and let them know that this is wrong if you feel the same way. 

UPDATE: "The Social Security Administration announced Monday that it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers’ debts to the government that are more than 10 years old."

Here's that story: http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/social-security-stops-trying-to-collect-on-old-taxpayer-debts/2014/04/14/9355c58e-c40f-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html


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You would be surprised how much honey isn't really honey.

Tip: find a local beekeeper.
 
A lot of food products use the word "honey" in their name, but don't necessarily contain honey or pure honey.  The FDA is working on better label guidelines that should help alert consumers to this fact, assuming manufacturers follow them. http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2014/04/pure-honey-or-sugar-blend-fdas-new-rules-will-help-answer-question 
Leniency in labeling has allowed some producers to cut their honey with other sweeteners. The new guidelines will help consumers identify 'the real deal.' 
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I notice that a lot of "honey " served in Restaurants is just honey flavored corn syrup! 
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Corned beef blended into a seasoned cream cheese (garlic, onion, paprika, cayenne pepper, chive & cilantro) spread on top of truffle oil drizzled fresh baguette, topped with a green zebra heirloom tomato slice and sprinkled with black truffle infused sea salt. Paired with a Stone Enjoy By 4.20.14 IPA. #foodie #craftbeer

It feels like #Spring today. 
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+chris flammang horseradish sounds like it would compliment the corned beef . Thanks for the suggestion. 
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Sharpening the business cutting edge one bit at a time
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Solving problems and challenging the limits of a system or device through analysis, testing, or just plain tinkering has interested me since I was a child.  Technology is a passion of mine when it enhances our lives and business potential.  I'm also respectful of our complex natural systems.
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  • Numerous Technical
  • Hard Knocks
  • Several Traditional
  • Constant Self-study
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Working with heterogeneous, virtualized, and diverse networking technologies to sharpen the business cutting edge and enhance personal lifestyles.
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