#sunset #vermont #vacation
My Vermont pic that i took seems to be rather popular.
"I need feminism because… I’m tired of being one of 3 women at my Fire Department!"
I’m tired of third wave feminism being so obsessed with equality in every single aspect of life… that they are compromising the safety of others. Did you know that the Australian Fire Department has relaxed its fire service strength and fitness tests just for women because most of them could not even complete the bare minimum required for acceptance? That’s right. Women wanted jobs in the fire department, but because they couldn’t pass the required strength tests they threw a temper tantrum and as a result the government relaxed the entry conditions.
Do you realise what the implications of this are? Imagine a Fire Brigade being forced to hire a number of women because they qualified under the relaxed strength and fitness test (and not hiring them would therefore be discrimination). Now image that same Fire Brigade being called out to a building that is on fire. If there were unconscious occupants still in that building, the only chance of survival for them would be if a fireman pulls them to safety. Now what if one of the female firemen finds two, middle aged men unconscious on the second storey? What if she was one of the many women who could only pass the relaxed strength test because the original was too tough for her? After a long struggle she’ll eventually heave maybe one man out of the building before the fire consumes it… in the same amount of time it would have taken her male colleague to bring out both men.
The Fire Brigade strength and fitness tests weren’t designed to exclude women… They were designed to ensure the safety of those in danger! They were designed to ensure that the rescuers were physically capable of rescuing!! Do you notice how men have little hips and big shoulders? Not only is it cute, it makes them 1000x more efficient at lifting and carrying heavy loads than compared to a woman of the same height and weight. That isn’t a result of patriarchy, that is the result of biology and human anatomy, so go sue Mother Nature if you think it is sexist.
Lowering the strength standards has put innocent lives in jeopardy. It has nothing to do with real equality, and everything to do with something as trivial as male:female ratios in certain fields of service. Guess what? It is all because of deluded third wave feminists who consistently fail to look at the bigger picture and are so consumed by their victim complexes and their delusion of being oppressed by the patriarchy that they can’t comprehend the harsh reality of any given situation.
pan fried sweet potatoes
5 large sweet potatoes
2 sticks of butter (yes 2)
2 cups sugar
Boil a large pot of water with unpeeled potatoes in the water from the start (enough to cover the potatoes).
Boil until a fork can just pierce the potato without too much effort, do not over cook….trust me
Remove from potatoes from water place on large dish or baking sheet and refrigerate for at least an hour (no more than six hours)
Once cooled peel and slice long ways (into planks) about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick.
Place sugar into a bowl big enough for the planks to lay flat in.
Place a large pat of butter into a cast iron skillet and bring to medium-high heat
Coat planks with sugar and place in the skillet (don’t over crowd the pan and add butter as needed and don’t get the pan too hot)
Cook on each side till a nice crust forms.
Place cooked planks into a Pyrex baking dish in layers
Pour any melted leftover butter over the planks.
Cover and place in fridge over night
The next day heat oven to 350° and bake planks uncovered for 30 mins
Remove from oven and enjoy
A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns.
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
And that’s just a healthy diet. The premium for a diet which is healthy and vegetarian is even bigger, and full-on vegan bigger still.
Good point, this study looks at a merely “healthy” diet, meaning, getting all your basic nutrients; but can you imagine the result if you were to study the cost differential of an organic diet? Or a sustainable fair trade diet? Or an organic humanely-harvested vegan locavore diet? I hear people advocating these consumer luxuries as “activism” that’s supposed to save the fucking planet and my lip involuntarily snarls. All these things cost serious money, it’s not simply about educated lifestyle choices and morality toward animals. Most people are struggling to get by in the first place and can’t afford those feel-good extras.
Is the Reverend Mothers office set the old church lady set from SNL?