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THE CONSTITUTION / Re: I Only want TWO THINGS FROM MY GOVERNMENT
« Last post by kathyp on January 27, 2015, 03:55:46 PM »
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Sorry, but I disagree about a national primary. In fact I think the presidential-election system has tilted too far toward primaries already.

i think what we were talking about is a national primary day.  this business of extending the primary voting over weeks with many states allowing weeks to vote, is BS.  In a state like mine, the decision is made by the time we vote. 
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THE CONSTITUTION / Re: Purpose of Government
« Last post by kathyp on January 27, 2015, 03:53:23 PM »
sure, but they were given to flowery statements sometimes.   :wink:

besides, by listing those few things, there should have been no doubt that the purpose of government was limited.  as we have seen, a term like civil liberties...or as an example "civil rights" can come to mean whatever future generations decide it means. 

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THE CONSTITUTION / Re: Is the 14th Amendment valid?
« Last post by kathyp on January 27, 2015, 03:50:26 PM »
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My point which everyone seems to recognize is the 14th does nothing BUT make us citizens of the federal government and usurps state citizenship. It isn't needed and by doing away with it we could negate ruling based on it like Corporations are people.

to the more recent rulings that gave corporations the ability to act as...people, when it came to political participation I have a different take on this than many of my conservative AND liberal friends.

CW has it that corporations are now able to influence unduly the election process and thus buy favor. 

corporations are already getting into bed with the government and the primary reason is regulations.  beyond labor costs,  businesses spend the most time and money on compliance.  any time they can influence government to reduce that burden, they will do so.  because they are impacted by the decisions made by government, they should have a right to participate in elections.  better that they do it openly in the election process than with back door deals. 
the simple solution to crony capitalism, and to business participation in elections, is to reduce the regulation burden.  no reason for government and business to be in the same bed then.
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THE CONSTITUTION / Purpose of Government
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on January 27, 2015, 03:49:36 PM »
What is the purpose of government? I think that the preamble is pretty good at defining the purpose of government but I think I have a better way of saying it.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

That is all fine and good but I think it could be easier said simply as:

The purpose of of government is to protect the individual citizens civil liberties.

What are your thoughts?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Opinions pleaseq
« Last post by kathyp on January 27, 2015, 03:39:48 PM »
Jack, that might happen,  but I would not worry about it for another month or so.  When you see the 1st drones, or if you get a chance to get in there by the end of next month, you can consider doing something.  I do think we will have an early spring, but not enough to worry about for another month.

do you have any fruit orchards near you or trees in your neighborhood?  keep an eye on the early apple and cherry trees as an indication of when you might need to get concerned.

you can't split until you have drones anyway or until there are queens to buy.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: A little bit of Aussie culcha !!
« Last post by Dallasbeek on January 27, 2015, 02:40:36 PM »
I'd buy one, but not at $30k for what's still a 2010-2012 model car, as the Denver company is putting out.  Holden even makes a crew cab version called " Colorado". There was an Australian TV show called "McLeod's Daughters" that used them for everything.  Warning: it's kind of a soap opera, but those cars kept me watching for a while.  Some of the Utes on Holden's website look/sound more like race cars than utility vehicles.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Move along...nothing to see here...
« Last post by kathyp on January 27, 2015, 01:46:46 PM »
it's also the explanation for why the geneticists are quietly telling the science community that evolution, as it was taught, is not possible.   :wink:
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: A little bit of Aussie culcha !!
« Last post by Michael Bush on January 27, 2015, 01:35:35 PM »
Nice.  Looks like a modern El Camino.  I wonder why GM doesn't offer them...
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Cool,  :cool:  -Mike
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Sunday February 8, 2015  10 am to 4 pm

Temple University - Kiva Auditorium

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave Philadelphia, PA 19122

Directions

Due to generous sponsorships from Temple University Office of Sustainability and Whole Foods Market (Mid-Atlantic North region), we are able to offer the symposium tickets for LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S PRICE for those who register by January 31, 2015!  Guild Members $20; Non-members $30, and holders of current Temple University IDs $15.  Click the following EventBrite link to register.

Eventbrite - Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild 5th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium
Groups of 10 or more people registering at the same time will receive the member rate, which is ideal for other local beekeeping associations who want to organize an educational trip to our fair city! Contact info@phillybeekeepers.org to arrange the group rate.

Box lunch is included in the ticket price.  Vegetarian options are available.  When purchasing your ticket, please comment on your dietary restrictions so the caterer can provide what you require.

Tips on parking and public transportation may be found at the following link: http://campusoperations.temple.edu/parking-transportation

The symposium will feature Ross Conrad, who is a well-respected beekeeper and author of a number of books and DVDs on natural beekeeping.  Ross also runs the dancingbeegardens.com website which has a wealth of information about keeping bees without the use of chemicals and pesticides.



The first 50 ticket purchasers will be entered into a drawing to have a free dinner with Ross Conrad and the Board of the Guild Sunday Feb 8 after the symposium.
 
Registration opens at 9:30 am, tentative agenda follows:
 
10 am - 12 pm Ross Conrad
Getting started with Organic Beekeeping: a balanced view of natural and organic beekeeping topics and practices  with emphasis on pest management.
 
12 - 1 pm  lunch and vendor browsing
 
1 - 2 pm  Katy Ciola Evans,  University of Delaware
 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and results of her 2014 IPM study of treatment-free beekeepers; citizen science.
 
2 - 4 pm  Ross Conrad
Working with Swarms & Queens:  Based upon research conducted at Cornell University, Ross will share tips on understanding the swarm and how to evaluate the queen and resolve queen issues as they come up.
 
4 pm raffle drawing . . . socializing/cleanup

 

More details about the topics will be provided as the date gets closer.  Please check back periodically for updates.
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