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  • Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 9, Guts and Glory in Salta, Argentina

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    Matt Fink - Fatt Mink
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Braised and chilled tongue at Don José The Argentinian food scene, which I had found fairly monotonous heretofore, is improved markedly the closer your proximity to Bolivia and Peru.  The most remarkable city of that region is Salta, a frenetic, dirty pearl dropped into the psychedelic northwestern desert.  The eyes are more native brown than European hazel and blue, the buildings more graceful (owing to the influence of the Spanish), and the food more interesting and flavorful.  Offal (otherwise known as guts)  can usually be found at a reputable meat palace in Salta.   Not that…
  • Switching Gears

    The Everyday People Project
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I am no less concerned about where our society is heading - but paying the bills has to take first place. So Everyday People have to wait for a bit while I focus on my business. If you want to keep up with me, follow my other blog at Adventures of a Catskills House Junkie. I promise it isn't just about real estate - it's a chance to share what I see as I drive around viewing and showing houses.I'm fortunate to live in a gorgeous area - New York's Catskills and Hudson Valley offer a treat for the eyes at every turn.So come on along for the ride. I'd enjoy the company.Susan
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    Jim Rawles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    April 16th is the birthday of two notable novelists: Agorist-Libertarian activist J. Neil Schulman (born April 16, 1953). He is best known as author of the novel Alongside Night. and, The late Samuel Youd(born 1922, died February 3, 2012). He was the British novelist who was best known for his science fiction writings under the pseudonym John Christopher, including the survivalist novel Death of Grass(titled No Blade of Grass, in the American edition) as well as the Tripods Seriesof young adult sci-fi novel series. A fascinating man, Youd wrote prolifically, using eight pen names. He was a…
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  • Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 9, Guts and Glory in Salta, Argentina

    Matt Fink - Fatt Mink
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Braised and chilled tongue at Don José The Argentinian food scene, which I had found fairly monotonous heretofore, is improved markedly the closer your proximity to Bolivia and Peru.  The most remarkable city of that region is Salta, a frenetic, dirty pearl dropped into the psychedelic northwestern desert.  The eyes are more native brown than European hazel and blue, the buildings more graceful (owing to the influence of the Spanish), and the food more interesting and flavorful.  Offal (otherwise known as guts)  can usually be found at a reputable meat palace in Salta.   Not that…
  • The Newark Airport is a terrible place. Here are a bunch of funny tweets to prove it.

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
      If only this were true… Yesterday I was stuck in the Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) when my flight was delayed for six hours. The entire airport was using only 1 runway for all take-offs and landings. It was a like a bunch of Jersey stereotypes all thrown into an airport full of wifi/phone addicted people going nowhere. So I of course took to twitter to make fun of things, especially the #NewarkAirport. I will never fly through there again. Damn Newark Airport, I knew you were in New Jersey but I didn't realize how fucking Jerzzzzy you were. — Broke-Ass Stuart…
  • 5 SOULutions to San Francisco’s Housing Crisis

    Alexandra Liss - Couchsurfer Extraordinaire
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    WARNING: There is no easy fix to the San Francisco Housing Crisis that does not inevitably piss someone off.  If you followed “Has San Francisco SOULed Out: Part One”, then you have read why its so important that we get our heads out of the fog and start looking the hard truth in the face about who really is to blame for this mess. Surprise: we, the residents of this city, are ultimately responsible. But the good news is, our voice is mighty. Its time to shift from misplacing blame on the symptoms, encouraged by mass-media coverage of Google bus protests, and instead unify that…
  • Searching for Sports in Hipster-Land: The East Village

    Elizabeth DiPietro - The Sporty Spendthrift
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Photo from thehorseboxnyc.com If you’re a sports fan like me, I’m sure it happens to you all the time: Your friends are dying to try that new lounge/bistro/dive in [insert newly gentrified NYC neighborhood here] but all you want to do is sit back with a cheap cold one and catch the game. As the odd one out in your group, you’re fully aware that trying to find a decent sports bar in Hipster-Land that will show something besides soccer or curling is practically impossible. “Professional sports? Such plebian corporate conglomerates interest us not.” So I have made…
  • Win a Copy of Why I Killed My Best Friend by Amanda Michalopoulou + Drink FREE Wine & Beer

    Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:49 pm
    So this posing serves two purposes. The first is to allow you a chance to enter to win a copy of Why I Killed My Best Friend by Amanda Michalopoulou. Wanna win the book? Then enter at the bottom of the post. The second is to tell you about this event where Two Lines Press hosts Greek sensation Amanda Michalopoulou and her talented translator Karen Emmerich hang for an intimate, alcohol-drenched reading from her latest novel, “Why I Killed My Best Friend,” at The Book Club of California. It’s on April 18th and there will be FREE beer and wine! Get all the details here.
 
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  • Switching Gears

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I am no less concerned about where our society is heading - but paying the bills has to take first place. So Everyday People have to wait for a bit while I focus on my business. If you want to keep up with me, follow my other blog at Adventures of a Catskills House Junkie. I promise it isn't just about real estate - it's a chance to share what I see as I drive around viewing and showing houses.I'm fortunate to live in a gorgeous area - New York's Catskills and Hudson Valley offer a treat for the eyes at every turn.So come on along for the ride. I'd enjoy the company.Susan
  • Strangled By Red Tape - Our Journey to Insurance

    22 Dec 2013 | 6:44 am
    Permit me to step from behind the notebook  and offer my personal experience. We've been slogging our way through the new health care marketplace, a fetid swamp of rotting bureaucracy populated by malicious trolls and frustrated angels.  The shining goal keeps us dragging ourselves forward. There it is, so bright, so beautiful, just beyond our grasp: health insurance!I have been uninsured for two years. It was the first time in my life I've had no insurance and it's been scary. I left a state job with a great salary and great benefits to become a freelance writer. It's a long story…
  • Sari Botton

    14 Nov 2013 | 4:53 pm
      Sari Botton October 2013Ever since I've known Sari, she's had a million jobs, all of them related to writing. She writes for the New York Times. She ghost writes books. She's edited story collections (one of them, “Goodbye To All That,” a collection of writers' essays about loving and leaving New York City, is currently selling briskly). She is a co-founder and editorial director of The TMI Project, a non-profit dedicated to helping people write (and sometimes perform or publish) their stories. But I wondered – were these varied projects hers by choice, or by necessity?I like…
  • Charlie Deitz

    21 Oct 2013 | 6:19 pm
    Charlie Deitz is not one to conform and his career has taken a number of unusual turns because he refuses to settle for work he doesn't love doing. I met him when we were both working for a National Public Radio affiliate – he covered the news in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and I covered New York's Hudson Valley. We both left for jobs that paid better, and when we reconnected he told me a lot has happened in the past five years or so. The latest news was he's earned his Master's degree from the University of Oregon. And he's at a crossroads again.“It was a long haul, so thank God it's…
  • Lisa and John

    27 Sep 2013 | 6:34 am
    Sept 27 2013Lisa and John have what we're told it takes to succeed. They're smart, they're college educated, they're hard workers. They're pleasant and attractive. They excelled in school. They've been together for a couple of years and expect their relationship to last. They worked through college and are consequently older than other recent graduates. They're ready to start their adult lives. And they can't find work. They represent a generation that feels cheated – they've discovered the American Dream is a lie.I haven't used their real names or pictures so they could speak freely. …
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  • Notes from HJL:

    Jim Rawles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    April 16th is the birthday of two notable novelists: Agorist-Libertarian activist J. Neil Schulman (born April 16, 1953). He is best known as author of the novel Alongside Night. and, The late Samuel Youd(born 1922, died February 3, 2012). He was the British novelist who was best known for his science fiction writings under the pseudonym John Christopher, including the survivalist novel Death of Grass(titled No Blade of Grass, in the American edition) as well as the Tripods Seriesof young adult sci-fi novel series. A fascinating man, Youd wrote prolifically, using eight pen names. He was a…
  • Amazon's Mechanical Turk– A Real, Honest, Stay-at-home Job, by LAT

    Jim Rawles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    This article is not about practical survival skills; it's quite the opposite. It is a pre-collapse idea only and will disappear post-SHTF. Why this is useful information is that it's an idea that may let you make the leap to living at your retreat full-time sooner and help you make ends meet while other income sources are developed. It is a plan for your home-based business, requiring no start up capital, and it's a job for which you are already hired. You won't have to leave the house to work or to get paid. There is actually no selling either. I, like many of you, am a stay-at-home mom. My…
  • Two Letters Re: Hyperinflation is Coming: 10 Basic Steps to Surviving an Impending Currency Collapse, by S.P.

    Jim Rawles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    HJL, In reference to the article "http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/04/hyperinflation-is-coming-10-basic-steps-to-surviving-an-impending-currency-collapse-by-sp-part-2.html", the author speaks about selling on eBay and using PayPal. I must advise your readers that this is indeed a good idea, however, please be informed about the rules and regulations dealing with taxes. There are limits as to how many items/listings you can sell and how much money you gain prior to them being reported to our favorite entity– the IRS. There are a few things that can be done, such as selling in lots. For…
  • Economics and Investing:

    Jim Rawles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers o o o Items from The Economatrix: Strong Retail Sales Data Didn't Move The Needle For GDP Growth Spotlight On The Economy: Low Inflation And Dovish Fed Speakers Paul Craig Roberts Warns U.S. Now Close To Total Collapse Inflation Is All Around Us If You Know Where To Look: Spiking Food Costs, Rising Home Prices And Rents, And More Expensive Energy. Gold Drops Nearly 2%; Silver, Copper Take Hits
  • Odds 'n Sods:

    Jim Rawles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:11 pm
    While eyes are focused on the Bundy Ranch, another rancher has been winning the battle in courts over much of the same issues: Federal Judge Rules for Property Rights, Smacks Down Abusive Feds - P.M. o o o Spying The Open Skies Of America - B.B. o o o "Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're number one. There's no getting around the fact that the…
 
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