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    Yesterday, 09:18 PM
    Is this who I think it is?
  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:13 PM
    Enchiladas are ultra easy to make. Just make sure you season the meat and sauce super well. There are great make-your-own red sauces out there, though this is one occasion when I am fine with using canned/jarred and adding to it. For meat I will use ground pork sometimes, but most of the time it's chicken that I've previously cooked in the oven in a little foil pouch with very heavy-handed seasoning (garlic powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, cumin, cinnamon (very small amount). Once that cools, I shred up the chicken. I brown some onions in a skillet until they're cooked but not limp (think fajita texture), add a half a roasted red bell pepper all diced up, some green chiles or a small bit of jalapeno, the chicken, and a splash of whatever sauce I'm using. Some sauce goes in the bottom of the casserole dish, then tortillas with some of the filling, then once there's no room left it gets topped with more sauce, and a first layer of cheese. There is no such thing as too much cheese, but you don't want a mountain on there that does not melt, so I let the first layer melt, then add another layer, then crank it up to a broil for a moment or two to get that nice brown top (which your photo lacks... hell the cheese does not look entirely melted in spots). You can add the little sprinkle of cilantro for color, but I just serve it up next to some sour cream and that's that. It's interesting that your photo does get one thing right: I am a "seam up" enchilada maker. I've never understood why people put them seam down. It's a mess to get them out of the pan in one piece. I put them seam up with a toothpick if it's needed. The cheese tends to seal them once it melts.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:32 PM
    Her mom is the one who brought forth the point about being trafficked before.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:20 PM
    Ten minutes after this post, the power went out :( We went to Yummy House and I will make the eggrolls and char siu on Wednesday or Thursday. Tomorrow is chicken enchiladas :)
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:16 PM
    So it's only Atlantic hurricanes that are Category 5 and make landfall as hurricanes and they have to have hit the US? That's a rather narrow path compared to "no major hurricanes." Even then, however, several of the hurricanes on your list were since Katrina, and disprove the earlier assertions.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:30 PM
    homemade eggrolls and char siu
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:24 PM
    Not a clue what that means. Your original quote was about global climate change. Is there a specific part of that which states the climate change would be localized to North America? Even if I humor that, what about Hurricane Patricia?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:21 PM
    Correct, and the assertion was that there had been no major hurricanes since Katrina. Given that the above quote was about global climate change, your chart only seems to bolster my point that there have been major storms since.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-29-2016, 04:50 PM
    Not to give them any ammo, but I would hardly say there have been no major storms since. There have been a number of them --- some records broken --- but few major hurricanes making landfall in the US. Expand your parameters globally and take another look.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-28-2016, 03:31 PM
    Broccolini. It's broccoli's half-breed cousin.
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    05-28-2016, 01:53 PM
    Cheese-filled ravioli, scallops scampi, and garlicky broccolini. Mom is not feeling too well so the garlic and shallots are a must, and so is the Vitamin C boost.
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    05-27-2016, 07:29 PM
    If you add up the basic numeric equivalents for each letter in my name, you get 123. If you use the 1-9 means of assigning numbers to those same letters, the total is 33 --- year of Christ. And yes, a lack of logic does cause me to reject information. It's in my nature I guess :) Or maybe I was born in 1947 (everyone born in that year is a spook).
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    05-27-2016, 07:04 PM
    I like the part about how people who watch Game of Thrones are messed up, which the author knows from not watching the show, but looking up a 16-minute montage of nude scenes. People who look up montages of nudity contained in shows they are too good to watch are definitely not messed up.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-27-2016, 05:09 PM
    No, businesses (mostly restaurants) that only accept cash as payment. It's going well for them.
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  • jllundqu's Avatar
    05-27-2016, 04:10 PM
    Thanks! Yeah I started losing my hair years ago.... now I just roll with it! Got the beard rockin though!
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    05-27-2016, 03:36 PM
    One of my favorites!
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    05-27-2016, 10:29 AM
    Dang. I just watched the full 9 min clip..... almost punched that damn screen when pink shirt kept opening his fed sucking mouth
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    05-27-2016, 10:23 AM
    That was my EXACT thought when watching the video.... He's gonna be eating some crow
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    05-27-2016, 10:18 AM
    I'm going to be the first to say that if the FBI indicts Clinton, this should be the official meme of the 2016 campaign:
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-26-2016, 07:45 PM
    I've seen an uptick in cash only businesses here.
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-26-2016, 07:38 PM
    Not a problem. My issue is that a lot of the people who seem to object to me speaking Spanish in public seem completely incapable of stringing together a coherent sentence of their own. Personally, I prefer market solutions to language preference as I stated earlier. There are certain ethnic markets where you're almost required to speak whatever the shop's products' national origin demands. Hell, there are certain areas of the country where you might be better off speaking another language to order a soup or cup of coffee. From an official standpoint, I have no problem with English becoming the official language of documents and phone lines and other such Government services (since we have them at all). Groups could easily translate those materials if a certain area has a need for them. There's certainly no shortage of people who can guide others through a brochure or process, and perhaps for a very small acknowledgement on the back of a pamphlet, La Raza could do something other than race bait and give people ammo to extend the hatred that keeps the organization in business. Let me extend this to what you said in your response. When you go to the store and everyone else is speaking Spanish, the issue is twofold. The first is that the patrons are speaking Spanish, which really should not bother you unless you feel a strange need to know what everyone around you is saying. Eavesdropping? :p The second is actually far more serious, though, which is that you can't do business with employees who can't communicate with you. I have voiced concerns along those lines in the past at some delightful Asian markets with mixed success. If they want your money, a business is going to do its best to help you out. The school example goes back to what I just said. Official languages dictate how public schools should operate. There are going to be a LOT of kids whose English is subpar, and at that point they should be taught within their own communities or at least tutored on that specific issue. There will be many people who fail going through school that way, but the ones that emerge tend to be well-rounded, truly bilingual, and a step ahead of their peers. And as for the custard? Again, the owner should be able to install whatever policies he or she wishes, and for whatever reasons. Let's assume the guy really is just the biggest racist ever. The next action shouldn't be to grab a pitchfork and go after him. It should be to shrug my shoulders and say "Okay. So?" and either order some custard or go somewhere else :)
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-25-2016, 05:52 PM
    Idk. There's that one carpenter around 2000 years ago that's still pretty popular.
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    05-25-2016, 05:52 PM
    A couple of things to add. "Africa" is a very large place. Yeah, actually, a lot of it was pretty amazing for a very long time. The particular combination of resources and relative isolation of civilizations, though, made it ripe for other groups to come in and exploit those resources. The very first to exploit slaves, gold, and other resources were fellow Africans. From there, it was only a hop skip and jump for people to swoop in and mine, etc.. It doesn't mean that the people coming in were evil, or that the natives were all noble savages, or any similar idiocy. Also, I really don't mind racist as a label. I do think it would get tossed around a little less if it weren't the equivalent of shouting "fire" in a crowded theater. Most people are at least a little racist, and some are incredibly (almost comically) racist. Until they take steps to harm someone or institutionalize their hatred into depriving people of rights (real rights, btw, not "the right to free stuff" type rights), it's fine with me. Lynching someone --- ANYONE --- is pretty godawful. It wouldn't be any prettier if the victim were other-than-black. Calling someone a name, though, just reveals your true colors and the person on the receiving end gets to decide how to react to it. Remember that? When you had to decide whether to fight, walk away, or come up with a witty retort? Before people called the cops because their safe space was violated?
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  • MelissaWV's Avatar
    05-25-2016, 05:33 PM
    If there's an issue with foreigners learning English, the implication is that native speakers can at least "reach the peddles" and learn to speak properly. The person I was quoting was applauding the idea that foreigners don't "talk English good" and that it's a major part of the problem. It's merely a pet peeve of mine for some reason. Carry on.
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  • jllundqu's Avatar
    05-25-2016, 01:27 PM
    Stay strong my AZ brother.
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    05-25-2016, 12:05 PM
    K12 is terrible. We homeschool using resources from all over... but K12 we wouldn't even consider. The ghost of public school past runs this site. It tries to make homeschooling just like public school... that's the opposite of WHY people choose to homeschool, imo. But thanks for posting.
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