Just sit and ask this one question, and whatever answer arises, set it aside. What remains when there are no answers left—a disposition or state of consciousness that is unattached to anything in particular—is itself the answer to the question. If it is heavier, he is allowed to pass. If not, a netherworld demon consumes the soul in question and the journey of that soul ends then and there. In the January issue Beinhart used poetry to describe the philosophy of the 50 percent of Americans he hates: If you have a Glock, rack it.
If a program works, attack it. Faced with science, go quack it. This is the way Chronogram discusses politics.
A lot like Congress, huh? But I feel compelled to offer my own poem to describe Marxists like Beinhart. If you have a fetus, crack it. If a program fails, expand it. If you see an entrepreneur, attack it. If you see a worker, tax it.
Beinhart does however contribute something. He makes us aware that our legislators, when all is said and done, are just people with flaws. Painfully onesided individuals like Beinhart do make their way to Congress. Chronogram readers should demand a more balanced approach by the magazine which currently puts all its eggs in one political basket case. All rights reserved. David Usbourne, US editor of the Independent, leads a tour of his glamorous four-story historic home, highlighting some of its 19thcentury features, like the formal drawing room and wood parquet floors.
Also, more pictures of the people and places you love by our Community Pages photographer David Morris Cunningham which includes Warwick, Sugar Loaf, Chester, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, and Tivoli this month , and a selection of trailers for feature films, documentaries, and music videos screening at the Beacon Film Festival: Freeze Frame.
Photo: JamesRicePhotography. Indeed, in its efforts to appease all sides, the state seems to be digging a deeper hole for itself. The SDGEIS still had not been completed when revisions to the regulations were released last November and subjected to a day public comment period, which ended January The short duration and timing of the public comment period prompted protests from environmental groups and elected public officials and spurred a special hearing by three state Assemblymen.
Chipman is a member of Elected Officials of New York, which sent a letter to Governor Cuomo demanding a 60day extension. Fracking would have a negative impact on these types of jobs. Nirav Shah, to review its internal documents. It also hired three outside environmental health professionals as consultants. Critics said the three consultants, while widely respected, have too little time to review the data. Shah and the consultants to complete their health impacts assessment. The DEC would not specify how far in advance the SDGEIS would be finalized before the release of its final regulations on February 27, but according to an industry spokesperson, the time period is 20 days—arguably not much time to incorporate any particular concerns raised by the health assessment report into the regulations.
The agency could simply let the statuary deadline for its final rule-making on February 27 expire. The regulatory uncertainty and legislative hostility means that NY is not open for business. Nolan says her research indicates aquifers may be interconnected up to 4, feet. She notes that some Western states with foot setbacks are considering increasing the distance.
The album metaphor is apt, methinks, for despite the obsolescent air surrounding these vinyl relics, they are physically large and pleasing to hold on a purely tactile level, aside from any aesthetic considerations or soul-ennobling profundity their content may contain. Just load your 10, tracks into your computer, hit shuffle, and stream your Extend this to Facebook, Twitter, Tivo, podcast subscriptions, and reality becomes your mixtape another hoary bit of technology.
But some LPs very much tilt toward Art. Cover Art A saying about a book and its cover comes to mind. In the digital space, this is ever more a practical reality. Songs and albums are now often choose your own adventure: bought, streamed, pirated without the cover art ever being seen by the consumer. With LPs, the art and object were part and parcel of the listening experience. Swaney explains her influences to Jennifer Gutman in On the Cover page Does anyone even read liner notes anymore?
Mystery Every great album needs a whiff of mystery. Why was Paul walking barefoot on the cover of Abbey Road? What does the synchronicity between Dark Side of the Moon and TheWizard of Oz signify—was Pink Floyd trying to tell us something about the flying monkeys?
Death What is life but a brief squawk in the face of inevitable death? The Flaming Lips certainly tapped into that with the bouncy psychedelia of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, with the eponymous heroine doomed but determined.
Simon Critchley, author of The Book of Dead Philosophers, has spent quite some time ruminating on how we shuffle off this mortal coil. And then, sometimes subversion can come out of left field, as in the work and life of Michael Perkins. Take a look at the Digital Table of Contents page 13 or look for the call-outs at the end of articles indicating what types of goodies await on the site.
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The FDA is currently investigating reports of serious injuries and deaths that may be linked to the high caffeine levels found in these beverages. The marketing strategies for energy drinks, which claim that their products offer more than just the benefits of caffeine, allow them to charge a premium.
The European Food Safety Authority—who completed a safety study giving Austrian company Red Bull a clean bill of heath—reported that the claims made about benefits of energy drinks lacked proper scientific support.
Energy drinks market that they contain large amounts of nutrients in an effort to sell their products to health-conscious consumers. For example, 5-Hour Energy boasts 8, percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin B12, and 20 times the recommended intake of Vitamin B6.
Despite these large, attention-grabbing numbers, health experts have said huge added dosages do not provide any benefits. Source: New York Times. Since drug traffickers were first detected on Forest Service land in California in , the activity has spread to 20 states and 67 national forests, which are being destroyed by growers who cut down trees and pollute the ground and water with chemicals. In , there were 6. In August, Operation Mountain Sweep targeted marijuana crops on public lands in several Western states, including California.
Source: USA Today. A deal struck by Congress to avoid the fiscal cliff raised taxes on the highest-earning Americans, while about The Tax Policy Center estimates the federal tax rate for an average family in the top one percent will increase from 28 to 36 percent, which is the highest rate since The tax code includes two new surcharges, including a 3.
However, economists are divided on the effect these tax increases will have on income growth and income inequality for the middle and lower class. Despite being taxed less, those classes have bounced back slower from the recession than the wealthy.
According to the Wall Street Journal, who originally reported the story, the NCTC now has access to entire government databases, including flight records, casino-employee lists, and the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students, among other information. Datasets can also be turned over to foreign governments for analysis. Source: Slate. The group compiled the most dangerous cities in America with a population of 25, or more, based on the number of violent crimes—murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault—reported to the FBI per 1, residents.
According to the data, Newburgh is only safer than 4 percent of the cities in the US, with a crime rate of 64 per 1, residents. In comparison to other New York communities, more than 99 percent have a lower crime rate than Newburgh. The group found East St. The rankings are based on crime-to-population ratio, which explains why larger municipalities, like New York City, are not on the list. Source: YNN, Neighborhoodscout. In the wake of the Newton, Connecticut school shooting, the Journal News, a Gannett daily, sparked controversy when they released a map with the names and addresses of Westchester and Rockland county residents with handgun permits.
Through social media, the map has been viewed nearly 1. The newspaper received complaints that gun permit owners felt unsafe and violated, and some people even threatened staff members. Evidence from a recent federal trial in New York revealed that some major companies, like Cendant, Wells Fargo, and General Electric, may have pushed the boundaries of the tax break, which was originally meant to help farmers avoid capital gains taxes if they used the proceeds of asset sales to buy equipment replacements.
However, the tax break has extended to others, like real estate developers, art collectors, and major corporations, who are receiving subsidies for rental truck fleets, investment property, vacation homes, and thoroughbred racehorses. Companies who sell an asset must also give a third party control of the money, or the tax break is invalid. This trial reveals a larger problem within the US tax system: there must be voluntary compliance on the part of taxpayers to follow the rules.
President Obama said he will attempt to have broad reform in the tax code this year. However, George K. Yin, former chief of staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, said taking away this tax break will be hard. If you see the movie, read a biography, or go to the library and do a quick survey of the books that cover that slice of American history, you'll see it was all about the Civil War, freeing the slaves, and his deep personal angst.
If anyone were to take notice, it would get Mr. Lincoln an additional presidential ranking, say somewhere between 5 and 8, in that cluster with Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and James Madison. He pulled our country over the line, right into modern times.
At its inception, the politics of the new country gravitated to two philosophical poles. Alexander Hamilton was in favor of commerce and industry. That required a stronger central government with greater economic powers, high tariffs, support for domestic industries, government spending, and a central bank. Government for the money grubbers, which would inevitably become government by the money grubbers. Thomas Jefferson advocated a decentralized agrarian republic based on a vision of clean living yeoman farmers, not the big money boys from the big cities.
Jefferson definitely won on style points. His rhetoric was elegant, but his actual policies represented the interests of people like himself with large plantations dependent on slave labor.
Arrington, National Park Service. Please forgive history the hash it has made out of party labels. Hamilton was a Federalist. The Southern slave owners were the Anti-Federalists. They became the Democratic-Republicans, and then the Democratic Party. In the s they were very much what Tea Party Republicans are today. They blocked everything and anything that might move the nation toward modern times: industry, banking, better infrastructure, a common currency, immigration, education, and even help for the people they were supposed to idolize, those yeoman farmers.
Lincoln got very lucky—in a perverse sort of way. Before he was even inaugurated, the Southern states began to secede. They took their senators and representatives with them. True, he had to raise an army, then fire a succession of inept commanders until he found Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan, but in terms of legislation, the obstructionists had moved themselves out of the way. Legislation that had been stalled for decades could now be passed.
Even when Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury and established a national bank, the United States only issued about 20 percent of the currency in circulation.
It was destroyed by Andrew Jackson in Such banks had a 50 percent failure rate and an average lifespan of five years. Lincoln established our first truly national currency. For the first time the federal government had a monopoly on currency. He and the 37th Congress established the program of land grant colleges.
They passed the Homestead Act. Anyone who wanted to be a yeoman farmer could head out to federal lands, file a deed on acres, improve the property and live on it for several years, and it was theirs. Lincoln passed the first income tax. He created a Department of Agriculture. Congress also passed the False Claims Act, for recovering damages from companies that defraud the government, establishing the basic legal precedent still in use.
We live in a day and age in which free trade is to economists what the divinity of Jesus is to Christians. If the English had sheep, they ought to make woolens. The Portuguese had vineyards so they could make port. They could trade, end up drunk but dressed, with more economic efficiency than if they tried to do everything themselves.
Alexander Hamilton thought that was a very bad idea. He thought Americans should make their own clothes, ships, guns, and books. High tariffs would protect newly hatched enterprises. The money collected by taxing imports could be used, in part, for roads, canals, and ports, which would help local businesses, and even subsidize them directly. Northern industrialists were for it.
Southern slaveholders were against it. England, the richest, most industrialized country in the world, was very much in favor of free trade and they spread their money around to get American politicians to fight against tariffs. Lincoln moved the tariffs back up. Yes, many of those initiatives would be abused. Some of them would lead to the excesses of the Gilded Age. What is astonishing is how those divisions remain with us.
Not just in policy, but in manner. The politics that are centered around Southern culture continue to do battle against change and modernity. It might be nice if they did secede for awhile. While they were out, we could get the things done that need doing. Then they could come back in a few years, without the bother of all that war, of course. Campers are invited to explore the hills, valleys, ponds, and streams of our 2,acre campus. During each session children engage in scientific investigations, learn about local natural history, and participate in team building activities.
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Together with his partner of 11 years, architect Juan Carretero, the Manhattan-based journalist has also rented three apartments in the architecturally dense, slightly scruffy river town, known for the antiques shops and Federal-style buildings on its main thoroughfare, Warren Street. The couple sits in the pewter and cream parlor of Villa Sofia, an yellow clapboard Italianate four-story with bracketed cornices, a front porch, and a peek of river out the upstairs window.
They bought North Fifth Street in for an undisclosed sum. The Van Deusen Family Currently configured as a three-bedroom, three-bath plus office, Villa Sofia was built for a branch of the illustrious Van Deusen clan. The original owners had a successful grocery business back when Hudson was the 29th-largest US city.
But the most recent wave of gentrification began in Replete with architecture spanning three distinct centuries, and located on the rail line to New York, Hudson was always known for its lively red light district.
When Usborne and Carretero bought the approximately 3,square-foot villa on a double lot, it had been chopped into apartments above an illegal bar, or speakeasy, and there were two ill-considered contemporary additions on spaces now used as outside decks.
After ripping up carpet, stripping paint, and tearing out drop-in ceilings, Usborne and Carretero wholly replaced the existing electrical systems and plumbing. Foam insulation was sprayed into the attic space; wall insulation, made from recycled denim, was blown into the walls.
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Lately, Clemmons has been encouraging another man who shares a kind of spiritual kinship with Rogers: Chris Dorman. It starts like this: There are many ways to say I love you. There are many ways to say I care about you. Many ways, many ways, many ways to say I love you.
Everything you learn here matters out there. What if you dared to expect more at Champlain? Start today at Champlain College Online. It had floundered since the original TV series ended in , and a movie intended to rekindle public interest, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, was a cosmic flop in Many wondered whether there was still an audience for the intergalactic adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise. As it turned out, there was. Kirk year-old spoiler alert!
Seven Days talked with the actor by phone in December about the film and his career. But the story is that Star Trek: The Movie [sic], the first film that Robert Wise had directed, ultimately made money and was eventually, by those criteria, a success.
But in the beginning, it was not. The television department made a much cheaper film. And they followed many of the dramatic rules of the television show and begat this movie, which was a plot-and-character film and not so much running and jumping — not that they knew much about running and jumping in film, special effects, in those years. So they relied on story. SD: Um … if you were going to use Ceti eels on someone, who would it be? WS: Right. WS: Oh, my God. That sounds like something that Takei would put out.
So no, George took a chance on his own. The other technique is to jump into it and answer the question to the best of my ability. I enjoy it all. The idea of the exploration of what the question asks is of interest to me, too. What exactly is it that I think or believe? WS: No. But finding out what they want to know and answering it and trying to be amusing and make them laugh, but also make them cry.
There are two techniques involved. So, ask me a question. I look at other shows that analyze the Earth and the sky and your body. What do you make of the goings-on in Washington, D. SD: You wanna hang on to that, huh? I want to keep it. Hopefully this, too, shall pass. SD: Are you working on anything musically? How is that possible? How did I choose the numbers? And what are the blues? What is the blues? But do you have any good stories about working on that film?
WS: I just remember it being very funny, and a lot of talented, amusing people were involved. And some of the concepts they wanted me to do were funny. The results were very funny. I thought those movies were terrific. Contact: dan sevendaysvt. I was the first person down the trail, so I saw the flutter of motion first. At least not yet. Like many people, I have spent most of my life actively ignoring birds. But last summer, on a different group hike, a woman shushed us to point out a birdsong filtering through the woods.
The wood thrush. The Christmas Bird Count serves as a less violent chase — and a more educational one. According to the National Audubon Society, data gathered in the. I never bothered to tune in and try to distinguish one from another. I had joined the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, an annual citizen-science event that takes place in towns and cities across the country. Many Vermont birders held their counts over the holidays, but in Hinesburg, the count was just beginning.
My guide went on about how it sings two notes at once during the trill. Later, I read that Henry David Thoreau was enchanted with the bird. We were joined by another friend, Ed Sengle, and off we went, down dirt roads and through fields. Snow seeped through my boots, and thorny branches like tripwires grabbed at my coat and socks.
He lent me a pair, and through the lenses I watched a couple of cardinals, a male and a female. I saw a whitebreasted nuthatch with something clutched in its long beak. Later, we watched a small flock of bluebirds perch at the very tops of trees; at a feeder, we spotted two different species of woodpecker.
Allen gasped when he caught sight of five white-throated sparrows. When Wieczoreck doubled back on the trail to get the car, Allen informed me that his friend is an impressive naturalist. To be in the big leagues, you have to see different species in a year, Allen said.
He elbowed me joyfully. The others still had a full day planned — the Christmas Bird Count Northern cardinal only comes once a year, after all. B u t , a s we walked back to the car, I had my moment: finding that little brown bird in the bushes. It might have been an American tree sparrow, Wieczoreck said, but he guessed by its size that it was actually a rarer chipping sparrow.
Yes, you read that right. I went from a chronic bird ignorer to a certified rare-bird spotter over the course of a few hours. Altogether, the group spotted 23 species during the time I walked with them.
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The hitch? If he won a seat in the legislature, he would be in Montpelier four months out of the year. Birong did win the election in and is now in his second session representing the Addison-3 district as a Democrat. When Seven Days met up with Birong at 3 Squares on a weekday afternoon, he was on the phone with the chair of his committee General, Housing and Military Affairs discussing a concern voiced by a local business owner. Such is the life of a legislator who owns and manages a restaurant.
He began as a fill-in bartender and then tended bar full time before becoming general manager about 20 years ago. We deliver a consistent product, and we take care of customers. Collins will host Call a retirement cocktail reception for Conlon restaurantpoco. SD: What is your involvement with 3 Squares now? And also, when I come back, I work, like, one day a week. I work Saturdays just to be a face. SD: What are some big issues facing Vermont restaurants?
Low unemployment, 2. SD: What did your food life look like while in session? SD: Got any favorite spots in Montpelier? I ate there a lot because it was lighter. My whole career has been pretty much spent on my feet lifting stockpots and cases of this, that and the other thing. You actually have to get me out of the kitchen for me to start putting on weight. But the food scene in Montpelier — Kismet is a great place.
I spend a lot of time at Three Penny [Taproom] socializing with people and eating there. SD: How do you see food and politics crossing over in such a politically volatile time? You know, regionality with the flavor profiles and spices. SD: If you were going to give a particular food a starring role in a Vermont political ad, what would it be?
And then, even though we have tons of outdoor recreation year-round, you go outside of the region, and you start thinking [that Vermont is just] snow. SD: What does the perfect electionnight meal look like? So what did we have there? Everything about that night was perfect.
SD: How is running a restaurant similar to being a legislator? MB: Your customer interactions and constituent interactions are actually really similar. They have needs. SD: How are the two jobs different? MB: The hours of operation. Like, wow, what is this? The attire is certainly different. The pace: Policy and legislation is slow, where [in restaurants] the decisions are fast, quick and putting out fires — bang, bang, bang all day. Government is slow. I know I thought this way before I started working [in the legislature]: Why does this shit take so long?
MB: There was a night out where it was all the Republicans, Progressives, independents, everybody else, out at one of the bars. One of the legislators was playing in a band there, and it just turned into this awesome party where people were dancing with each other; the speaker and the minority leader were hanging out.
And I was laughing with people in that moment, like, Dude, this only happens here. Vermont businesses with local investors. According to the Kimball Brook Farm website, the farm began growing hemp and using CBD in its teas and lemonades in The acre family farm has been in the DeVos family since In the s, J. Seeking more price stability for their milk, the farmers started transitioning their herd of about cows to organic in and were certified in The production and bottling part of the business is called.
In the South Burlington shop, we expect to do more of the same. A downtown destination, Mirabelles is known for its cakes, pastries, pies and other sweets that fill glass cases. In South Burlington, Mirabelles will cease breakfast and lunch service but serve pastries and coffee to go and at the counter, according to the announcement. Sally Pollak. On Twitter: Sally Pollak: vtpollak. Mash warm beans on thick, lavishly buttered slices of toasted country bread and top with olive oil, flaky sea salt and fresh chopped herbs, Stevens recommended with a hat tip to Steve Sando, owner of Californiabased heirloom bean purveyor Rancho Gordo.
Toss firm beans into a salad, as former farmer and lifelong bean lover Mara Welton of Burlington often does. Try them in a crunchy, chopped winter vegetable salad of diced carrots, celery root, kohlrabi, Valentine radishes, shredded cabbage and finely ribboned kale, with a mustardy apple cider vinegar dressing. Stir in optional add-ins such as a bit of cooked bacon or sausage; roasted cubes of winter squash or turnips; or braised, chopped winter greens.
Season to taste. Scrape into a shallow ovenproof dish and top with fresh bread crumbs, grated hard cheese and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Bake at for 30 to 40 minutes until browned. Save in the fridge for several days, or in the freezer for several months; in either case, store in their cooking liquid.
Find locally grown dried beans at the Burlington Farmers Market and several Vermont co-ops and independent markets. Welton follows family tradition and makes a weekly pot of beans. She strongly recommends cooking in a clay pot, which is brought to a slow boil on the stovetop and then moved to a degree oven. They sell them all without much trouble, but Jeannette noted that dried beans have become a bit of a mystery to many.
Of course, you can buy them canned, but culinary experts aim to convince you that beans are worth cooking from scratch — and to help you do so. Deep winter in Vermont is the perfect time for slow-cooked pots of local beans. Welton grew up in Denver in a family with deep Spanish and indigenous Pueblo roots. Every weekend, she recalled, her grandmother, Rosabel Piedad Vallejos Sandoval, would cook up a pot of beans,.
Makes three to four cups cooked beans. Bean gratin made with locally grown Vermont cranberry and Jacob's Cattle beans, kale and mushrooms. Put the beans in a bowl, cover with cool water by at least two inches, and soak for six to 12 hours. Drain and rinse. Place the beans in a heavy saucepan large enough to allow beans to plump up to three times their original size. Add the garlic, carrot, celery, bay leaf, a pinch of salt and enough water to cover by about one and a half inches.
Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, skimming any foam that appears on the surface. Add water as needed to keep the beans covered.
When the beans are tender to the bite but not falling apart, season with salt and pepper and eat, or move them to a heatproof container to cool in their cooking liquid for later use. This ad paid for by Vt. Liquor Brokers or individual companies.
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