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Robin
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Would you be willing to share the vanilla extraction process?
You put the beans in vodka, store in a cool, dark place. Shake mixture 1-2 times per week for ~8 weeks or longer. Then use as needed for recipes. No need to take the beans out or strain it. Very simple. I believe letting it soak longer would let let more flavor absorb into it, but I also think shaking it cuts down the time it needs to soak.
Edited to say I don't exactly remember how long they need to soak. Could be more like 12 weeks. Haven't made it in a while.
 

stugatz

Pelican
I love vanilla. Vanilla bean paste is a nice and easy (but expensive) way to put it into recipes that call for vanilla bean, and the husks can also be used for other purposes if you're using fresh beans.

From what I can tell, non-Madagascar vanilla (Mexican, Tahitian, Indonesian) is more expensive and they have different flavor profiles.

I did hear a tip that I want to try sometime - it said that, if you want to save money, you can use imitation vanilla flavor in most baked recipes, as heat tends to burn off much of the subtlety of what you're tasting. You, however, want to use real vanilla if you're making something like ice cream or panna cotta or frosting, as the difference between flavoring and extract will be night and day.

Double strength vanilla extract is where it's at, though, if you want to save money. I have a bottle of Penzey's that I'm working through - won't be buying another, as his politics are pretty unbearable. This one was thankfully given to me, though.

You put the beans in vodka, store in a cool, dark place. Shake mixture 1-2 times per week for ~8 weeks or longer. Then use as needed for recipes. No need to take the beans out or strain it. Very simple. I believe letting it soak longer would let let more flavor absorb into it, but I also think shaking it cuts down the time it needs to soak.
Edited to say I don't exactly remember how long they need to soak. Could be more like 12 weeks. Haven't made it in a while.
I need to look more into this, but I think you'd want to use something far stronger than 80-proof vodka. There's actually a 151 vodka made for infusions that gourmet bartenders rave about.

Everclear - not sure about that one. I know you can make limoncello and tinctures with it, so I guess in theory you could also make vanilla extract with it, as it's probably easier to find than 151-proof vodka. I think it's illegal in well over half of the US, though, and I'm pretty certain some states even make it hard to get anything in the 151 range.
 
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Russia's Putin ups ante in new Moscow-Washington rift: Challenges American counterpart Biden to urgent live broadcast debate​


https://www.rt.com/russia/518521-putin-biden-live-debate/

“I would like to suggest to President Biden that we continue our discussion, but on the condition that we actually do it live, without any delays, directly in an open, live discussion,” Putin told the Russia 24 TV channel on Thursday. “I think it would be interesting for the people of Russia and the people of the United States and many other countries,” he added.
 

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Media Propaganda - Porn Socially Accepted -OnlyFans: Selling Sexy - ABC


OnlyFans - dubbed by some as a sort of Instagram for porn - is disrupting the porn industry by giving control to its content creators and allowing them to interact directly with fans who are paying for access. In 2020 it entered the pop culture zeitgeist, evolving from a niche site with primarily adult entertainers into a mainstream platform after being name-dropped by Beyoncé and seeing celebrities like Cardi B and Bella Thorne join to provide glimpses into their work and daily lives. [ABC Show Link]

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More experts support why Porn - Online Sexwork is good?

weaves in expert voices, from a sex and relationship therapist to a sex educator to entertainment and culture journalists, to unpack the ways in which OnlyFans and its mysterious founder may be changing the world of online sex-work – for both good and bad – forever.

Who is this mysterious founder?
 

Vigilant

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Media Propaganda - Porn Socially Accepted -OnlyFans: Selling Sexy - ABC




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More experts support why Porn - Online Sexwork is good?



Who is this mysterious founder?
Where did this movement originate from in modern times?

“Promote the sexual rights of children to open the way for pedophilia,
attack religion to undermine the [']Judeo['] Christian concept of sin and eliminate the distinction between right and wrong.
Attack psychoanalysis to eliminate psychoanalytical concepts that associate aberrant sexual behaviors with mental illness.
Dissociate sex from pathology.
Lobby the judicial system to reform sex laws so that aberrant sexual behavior is not considered criminal.
Legalize aberrant sex acts to eliminate punishment of sex crimes, promote hostility between the sexes.
Align feminists with gay activists in a campaign against heterosexuality, per se.
Exploit childhood rebellion to alienate children form parents. Separate children from the protective, traditional family structure.
Redefine family to break the heterosexual model of a nuclear family with a mother and father.”

Above quote from the book, Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male,
on page 213—“Encourage gay activist movements and establish homosexuality as a normal sexual orientation. Declare pedophilia, that is, molestation of children of sex with children, a sexual orientation and add adult child sex {audio unclear?}. Promote widespread promiscuity to create a sexual anarchy where so many are implicated that the distinction of pedophilia might seem insignificant.”

The grand scheme of fraud and criminal, Dr. Alfred Kinsey - supported by Rockerf...found.

Whom is it against? Christendom.
 

Vigilant

Woodpecker
Woman
I pray the miserables away at any opportunity God puts in my pathway. He wars against the 'dogs', by not even receiving their tithe. This is the only group that I know of, that He refuses their God-tax of His land. I pray for their repentance, and if they do not then they can continue their hell forever.
 

Vigilant

Woodpecker
Woman
I find it incredibly annoying when society accepts that a Homo sapiens male can surgically remove his penis, and then be referred to as a woman. No amount of dilation will result in a vagina. Only females have vaginas.
God created the gender in the soul of the human, so no physical interference is possible. It is not what goes in man that is sin, rather it is what comes out of man that is wicked. Evil is not environmental, it is only found in the evil doer. Just as sin is not out there somewhere, it is in man.
 

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Woodpecker
Woman
Ex-FBI Atty Avoids Prison After Altering Russia Probe Email
A D.C. federal judge on Friday sentenced ex-FBI assistant general counsel Kevin Clinesmith to 12 months of probation for altering an email the agency used to obtain court authorization to surveil former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page in the lead-up to the Mueller probe.

Trump Ally Atty Lin Wood Says No To Mental Health Exam
Conservative firebrand L. Lin Wood on Friday suggested the State Bar of Georgia has asked him to take a mental health exam in what would be the latest blowback for the attorney over a series of increasingly bizarre comments culminating in calls for former Vice President Mike Pence to be killed.

Gov't Contracts Of The Month: Special Ops, Satellites, Jets
The U.S. government kicked off the New Year with multibillion-dollar deals for cloud services, missile warning satellites and tanker jets used to refuel planes in flight, as well as a massive multiple-award contract for special operational equipment.

Davis Wright To Mandate Vaccine For In-Office Work
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP announced this week that it has adopted a vaccine policy for attorneys and staff that encourages them to get a COVID-19 vaccine once eligible and only allows those who have done so to work in the office or attend firm-sponsored events.

Epic Judge Says Apple's Tim Cook Must Sit For 7-Hour Depo
It was bad news for Apple all around this past week after a California magistrate ruled that CEO Tim Cook would have to sit for a seven-hour deposition and denied the tech giant's bid to subpoena Samsung in one fell swoop as part of Apple's fight against an antitrust suit over App Store fees.

Facebook, Google Are Killing Local News, Media Co. Says
A West Virginia newspaper owner filed an antitrust suit against Google and Facebook on Friday, accusing the two tech behemoths of monopolizing the digital advertising market to the degree that it threatens the extinction of local newspapers nationwide.

SEC Faces Uphill Battle To Act On GameStop Trading War
Amid calls from lawmakers to take action in response to the historic trading war surrounding GameStop stock, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that it was "closely monitoring" the situation. Taking action will be far more daunting.

Sen. Warren Demands SEC Action Amid GameStop Frenzy
As the stock price of GameStop continued to soar Friday and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission pledged it was "monitoring and evaluating" the situation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., sent a letter giving the agency one week to explain how it intends to respond to a market she says is "like a casino."


Germans Are Posting Abortion Information Online to Protest Nazi-Era Law​

Doctors in Germany offering any information about the procedure online face two years in prison or jail time. [link]

Doctors in Germany providing any information online about abortion beyond the fact that they offer them—including cost, available methods, and procedure—can face two years in prison or a fine. Meanwhile, anti-abortion websites that promote the widely disproven “silent scream” theory and falsely claim that medication abortions leave “the child to slowly starve in the womb” are allowed to stay online.

Poland: Thousands protest against abortion law for third straight night​

Thousands of people took to the streets to protest against Poland's near-total abortion ban. Some were met with tear gas fired by the police. [link]

People shouted pro-choice slogans like "You've messed with women," "Hey, hey, hey, abortion is ok," and "Liberty, equality, abortion on demand." Multiple anti-government chants were also heard. Some demonstrators also wore green bandanas, inspired by the pro-choice protests in Argentina. The Latin American country recently legalized abortion through to the 14th week of pregnancy.

Over 42.6M abortions conducted in 2020, surpassing world's leading causes of death​

means 42.6m fathers.
 

messaggera

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Woman
Military embracing mental disorders to weaken military.

Transgender surgery is now free for military, thanks to Biden executive order [article]

Taxpayers will now foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery for active military personnel and veterans, with some treatments costing upward of $200,000 under an executive order signed by President Biden.

DOD Issues Policy Allowing Open Transgender Service Again

Law360 (March 31, 2021, 3:23 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued a policy on Wednesday once again allowing transgender people to join and openly serve in the military, formally repealing a Trump-era directive that had effectively banned their service, while also proposing government funding for gender transition procedures.

The new policy will revise two DOD instruction documents to restore a 2016 policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, allowing for service or recruitment into the military "on the basis of one's self-identified gender" by anyone who can meet the department's physical standards, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said at a press briefing Wednesday.

Those in service will also have a path to getting DOD-funded medical treatment related to their transgender status, including gender transition procedures, according to Kirby, who said the new policy will go into effect in 30 days to allow the military services time to be briefed on how the policy should be implemented.

"[Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin] strongly believes that the force thrives when it is composed of diverse Americans who can meet our high standards and that an inclusive force strengthens our military posture," Kirby said.

DOD Director of Military Accession Policy Stephanie Miller, leader in drafting the new instructions, said at the briefing that she was not able to provide specific figures for those who may be affected by the new policy.

But departmental estimates for self-identified transgender service members range as high as 8,000 and the DOD had identified around 2,200 current service members who have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria — a disconnect between biological sex and perceived gender that causes them distress or functional impairment, she said.

Miller declined to directly address former President Donald Trump's policy, which had allowed transgender people to join or serve in the military only if they don't have gender dysphoria and hadn't already transitioned gender — an update from an initial 2017 policy that was an outright ban — saying there is still related ongoing litigation.

But she indirectly rebutted one of the former president's arguments for his policy, saying the expected cost for gender transition treatment was likely to be "very small" in relation to the multibillion-dollar defense health budget — "a handful of millions of dollars per year."

Trump had argued that allowing transgender service members would affect unit cohesion and that related surgeries would result in "tremendous medical costs" for the military health system.

President Joe Biden revoked an executive order underlying the Trump policy in his own January executive order, saying that "it shall be the policy of the United States to ensure that all transgender individuals who wish to serve in the United States military and can meet the appropriate standards shall be able to do so openly and free from discrimination."

There was substantial evidence available that allowing transgender people to serve in the military had no "meaningful negative impact," Biden said, adding that "an inclusive military strengthens our national security."

He gave military leaders 60 days to come up with a plan to implement his new policy, including a process for correcting military records unjustly affected by their gender identity, while immediately halting involuntary separations, discharges, and denials of reenlistment based on gender identity in the meantime.

The Trump policy had been hit with multiple lawsuits by transgender service members and LGBTQ advocacy groups, who argued it had been created without meaningful study or deliberation and was meant to serve political and ideological goals, not to support military needs.

Jennifer Levi, director of the transgender rights project at GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, one of the groups who had challenged the Trump policy, said in a statement Wednesday that the new policy meant the Pentagon was "setting a clear example for our federal government when it comes to fairness and equal opportunity."

"These policy changes are an important step toward strengthening the military," she said. "Of course, we still need comprehensive federal nondiscrimination protections like the Equality Act so that transgender service members are able to live with freedom and dignity whether in uniform or in civilian life."
 

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Woodpecker
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Cornell University mandates COVID-19 vaccines for students and staff​

Students and staff have no shot of returning to Cornell this fall if they don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine, the school said in a statement.
Accordingly, Cornell intends to require vaccination for students returning to Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campuses for the fall semester.
Exceptions will be made for those with religious and medical exemptions, the statement says.
[article link]

Florida university to require COVID-19 vaccine when students return in fall​

Nova Southeastern University announced that vaccinations are mandatory by Aug. 1.
[article link]

Rutgers among first universities to require Covid vaccines for students​

Rutgers University will require Covid-19 vaccines for all students enrolled in the fall 2021 semester, making New Jersey’s flagship university among the first in the nation to require proof of vaccination to attend classes on campus.
 

Mrs.DanielH

Robin
Woman
Sorry I don't have an article link, but I typically avoid the news at all costs. This morning while waiting in a lobby to get labs drawn, CBN was on and they reported that planned parenthood is now offering "gender affirming hormone therapy". So not only do we have to worry about minors getting abortions without parental consent, but we also have to worry about them permanently damaging their bodies too. What a sick world we live in. On the way home I saw a sign that said "pray for America."
 

messaggera

Woodpecker
Woman
Why does society accept Satan's lies?
Society accepts the disease plandemic, but not a diseased moral crisis?

In other words, the abusive mechanisms of Satanic Panic were the same as those of previous periods of mass hysteria, from witch hunts to McCarthyism. In a time of deep social upheaval, it’s all too easy to see those mechanisms falling into place once more, ready to bend toward the next unresistant, easily ostracized stranger, eager to label them “dangerous.”

In other words: Today, it’s a media-fueled scare over the latest demonic influence, be it crazed clowns, nefarious politicians, or an entertainer peddling “Satan shoes.” But as Satanic Panic shows us, that’s not the real fear.

The real fear is that, tomorrow, someone could decide the demonic influence is you.
[Vox article]

Do you see the message this article is sending?
The same narrative tactic reserved in favour of the secular progressive movement against Christians.

 

Vigilant

Woodpecker
Woman
Why does society accept Satan's lies?
Society accepts the disease plandemic, but not a diseased moral crisis?



Do you see the message this article is sending?
The same narrative tactic reserved in favour of the secular progressive movement against Christians.

And like your signature declares: "family is everything ."

The man and woman married is the first family.
 

Mrs.DanielH

Robin
Woman
Why does society accept Satan's lies?
Society accepts the disease plandemic, but not a diseased moral crisis?



Do you see the message this article is sending?
The same narrative tactic reserved in favour of the secular progressive movement against Christians.

Exactly! Hit the nail on the head. Sadly many people close their ears because they don't want to hear the truth.
 
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