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Taking Back America Now!

Our forefathers never dreamed that one day their descendents would give away the America they built into a glorious Nation of freedom, opportunity, and strength. God received top priority in their plans, and from there they carved out of a wilderness a Nation that was to become they envy of the world-a Nation that would cause the downtrodden, and the suppressed to want to come here. But liberal and godless minds have launched a mission to change the United States, yea, the entire world into one big world economy, world government, and world religion, in which liberal and godless elite rule. While the rest of us look to them for our survival. And with this goes our freedom.
The know-it-all elite are bailing out the rich at the expense of the poor taxpayers of this country. Jesse James robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. The administration is robbing from the poor with higher taxes while bailing out the rich. Meanwhile “grandma’s cupboard” remains empty while the liberal corporation’s executives receive bonuses large enough to chock an elephant to death.
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“As early in the spring as possible,”

“As early in the spring as possible,” is when you can plant many crops. These are the frost hardy vegetables, like lettuce, carrots, beets, radishes, swiss chard, parsley, peas and onions. This instruction misled me into planting too early. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
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Seizing and Dismantling Private Property and Businesses

Will the House and Senate give the Obama administration the authority to seize private owned business when it appears that the companies are in financial jeopardy? The Secretary of Treasury is coveting that power.  What he is requesting is unconstitutional, but it seems that the Constitution has been discarded to expand the Federal Government. Otherwords, if the Feds believe a bank, small or large, a business of any type, including a farm, isn’t financially sound, then it would be taken over, leaving its owners in the lost column.
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Onions the first crop

Onions are the first crop to go out in the fields. Four boxes of bunches arrived via UPS, and I knew it was time to get busy. I loaded the manure spreader and quickly had a breakdown. So I unloaded it by hand. The other spreader flung three loads out before it messed up and I unloaded the last load by hand. I tiredly ran the chisel plow though the field at dusk.
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Duct Taping God

Do the enemies of God really believe that they can rid the world of Him by “Duct Taping” his name? Believe it or not, it happened recently in Mount Juliet Tennessee at the Lakeview Elementary School, where some children had tacked a poster board on the wall which read, “God Bless America”. The Alliance Defense Fund contends that Lakeview’s Principal, Stan Moss, Assistance Principal, Hettie Allgood, and Director of Schools, Mike Davis, forced the students to cover up reference to God on the poster including “In God we trust” and “God bless the USA”. If students can write about God, and according to court rulings in the past they can, then why can’t the words God be used on a poster? If students can read about God in their text books, then why can’t they make reference to him on a poster board?
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Hidden Alchemy

“For there is a hidden alchemy in the organic process. This hidden alchemy really transmutes the potash, for instance, into nitrogen, provided only that the potash is working properly in the organic process. Nay more, it even transforms into nitrogen the limestone, the chalky nature, if it is working rightly. The fact is that under the influence of hydrogen, limestone and potash are constantly being transmuted into something very like nitrogen, and at length into actual nitrogen. And the nitrogen which is formed in this way is of the greatest benefit to plant-growth.”
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WORLD ECONOMY, WORLD GOVERNMENT, WORLD RELIGION

Is the above about to happen?  No, it is already occurring.  The America we knew is rapidly changing, thanks to ignorant and corrupt politicians.  America is becoming interwoven with the economy, government, and religion of other nations.  As the result, our freedoms are threatened as never before
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Nitrogen

It is disheartening to see a garden with a yellowish hue, denoting a lack of nitrogen, or an abandoned, ungrazed pasture begging for manure. Nitrogen has to be available for plants to grow, but luckily it’s everywhere. Air is 79% nitrogen, it is in every breath you take. Steiner has a lot to say about nitrogen.
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GOVERNMENT WASTE AND CITIZENRY NEEDS MILLIONS TO STUDY FOOT ODOR

    Be careful what you way, you could be showcasing your ignorance.  It isn’t just the liberal Democrats who have loaded the so-called Stimulus Bill with pork; forty percent can be traced back to liberal and unscrupulous Republicans who think more of their districts than they do America.  Millions to study foot odor; millions to study why swine manure smells (idiots); millions to preserve an endangered species of mice in Ca.; however, not one red cent for John and Jane Doe (names withheld), both whom have cancer and must survive on two social security checks totaling approximately twelve-hundred dollars.
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Manure Connoisseur

I’m a manure connoisseur. Good quality manure is not offensive and I’m happy to see a field full of cow pies (so are the earthworms). Manure has too much nitrogen to rot properly; we can smell this as ammonia. So we look around the farm for carbon to add to the manure, and we find old hay and rotted forest products. Along with good garden soil to guide the composting process, we create the stable humus that our livelihood depends upon.
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SLAYING THE GIANT APATHY

One of the most exciting stories to be found in the annals of sacred history is recorded in I Samuel 17.  A giant of a man, over nine feet tall, stood on a mountain calling out to the army of Israel which was on a nearby mountain, with a valley in between.  “I defy the armies of Israel,” this giant called out.  “If you aren’t afraid of me, come out and fight me,” he continued.  But his size and his booming voice frightened the Israelite soldiers, struck fear in their hearts.  No one, absolutely no one, dared fight the giant Goliath.
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A Farm Needs Cattle

“A farm needs cattle,” Dad informed us. It was 1974, and we’d just settled into our new (old) Tennessee homestead, which had obviously revolved around livestock. Dad had experienced the deterioration of the soil, and the local rural economy, in the Midwest during the previous decades, and attributed this to the removal of livestock from cropland. Nitrogen from cow manure or clover was not the same as nitrogen from a bag. Cattle and the crops they graze can improve the soil’s humus content, and manure is the best fertilizer (except for the proverbial farmer’s own footsteps).
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COWARDS, TUCK YOUR TAILS BETWEEN YOUR LEGS AND RUN FOR COVER

    Tuck your tail between your legs and run for cover.  That was not heard at Valley Forge or in 1776.  It was not heard at the Alamo or on the Beachheads of Normandy; had our forefathers been puny and fearful then we would never have enjoyed the quality of life and the freedom of movement and spirit that we are experiencing in our culture.
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Bell’s Bend

I finally got a job, and it’s right up my alley. I’m managing three new biodynamic gardens in the Bell’s Bend neighborhood, near Nashville. A tight-knit group of conscientious folks have banded together in an effort to keep their community rural and clean, and their next step is to feed themselves. We’re going to grow a few acres of vegetables.
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Liberal Democrats Versus God

It is apparent that the liberal Democrats don’t like God. Their latest attempt to silence God’s people is the resurrection of the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which was put to rest during the Regan years. By the Fairness Doctrine, they mean, among others, that of Christian Ministers teach by way of radio or television that Jesus Christ id the Son of God, then those who deny this must be given free time to rebut the Sonship of the Son of God on the radio or television stations on which it was heard. Freetime! Now if that isn’t an outrage, then I never heard of one.
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Hog Time

Cold weather is good for something. When the temperature drops below freezing, but not too far below, it’s hog killing time in Tennessee. This is one job I can’t do by myself. Thank goodness for my community once again. A bunch of neighbors can make gruesome work enjoyable.
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A Day in the Lives of Liberal Democrats and Weak-Kneed Republicans

We now know why so many Republicans are having to walk with canes and get knee replacements. The problem stems from getting up from their seats so often to reach across the aisle to the liberal Democrats. They’re simply worn out their knees and hips trying to ape the liberals. There was a time when Republicans stood out as the result of what they stood for, but that period is gone.
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Homemade Wine

People have been brewing alcoholic beverages for thousands of years. It’s a way to preserve the summer’s harvest of fruits, but it has its pitfalls. Anyone drinking alcohol will inevitably have to deal with the fact that is addictive and can make you act really stupidly. The right amount can enhance a gathering, too much can spoil one. Alcohol can be a poison, an inebriant and a medicine. Please be careful with it.
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How About Housing Guantamo Bay Detainees in Your County?

President Obama has ordered the closing of Guantanamo Bay within a year and moving its 245 remaining detainees which is in keeping with a campaign promise.  His actions have set off a debate in Congress fearing that terrorists such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, master-mind of the 9/11 attacks, would be transferred to military prisons here in the United States.  Foreign countries do not want them.  It is apparent that many of the detainees are dangerous, some of them former terrorists.
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Wood Ash

Wood ashes make a valuable contribution to the soil. A tree’s root goes deep into the earth to pull up the nutrients it needs. Many years of growing have left minerals in the wood. These are not destroyed by fire, but are still in the ash.
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