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Cause we're all in this together / Come to our Farewell Party!
« on: January 30, 2015, 04:53:13 PM »
Bread & Roses began with a few people who felt uncomfortable or that their voices couldn't be heard on other boards. We grew to be a vibrant if sometimes contentious community.


Over the years many changes occurred including the loss of some of our Bread & Roses family members.


Most of our members were and continue to be strong voices in politics and social/community organizations I still see many of those members on various social media.


As social media has grown many boards, including this one have seen posting become a thing of the past.  I have made the difficult decision to close this board. This will take effect on February 13, 2015.


If you would like to leave your Twitter or Facebook handle for others to contact you or copy off any post/s  you can do so during this time.


Thank you to all who have participated over the years.  :grouphug


http://youtu.be/y3KEhWTnWvE

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The Pub / Which Canadian Stereotype are You?
« on: January 30, 2014, 09:20:14 PM »
Just for a  bit of fun if anyone is interested :)

I got You are an EH-plus person!


http://t.co/l8EeevZsmI

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Weather / August 2013 - Summer
« on: August 19, 2013, 01:32:01 PM »
 :popcorn

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Weather / July -2013
« on: July 20, 2013, 06:45:52 AM »
geez this started late  :o


So yesterday july 19 marks year 27 of married life.


also huge storm. There was either a mini tornado or a downburst and there is so much damage. We ran into the building hall at one point it seemed like all the windows were going to blow in. Windows were slightly opened and by them water was a couple of inches deep in the house.


we were doing fine for power until around 4 this morning 6:30 now still no power. Have been emergency vehicles around diverting traffic all night.


There was a fire from a lighting strike about 1/2 a block away.


Posted some pics here but the camera phone is crappy and you really don't get a sense of how bad it is.






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Weather / May Flowers
« on: May 02, 2013, 01:14:03 PM »
May has started with wonderful weather . Wish I had a garden..  :garden

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USA / U.S. Judges Admit to Jailing Children for Money
« on: May 01, 2013, 05:41:10 PM »


http://www.inquisitr.com/211740/u-s-judges-admit-to-jailing-children-for-money/


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Philadelphia, Pa. – Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, plead guilty in open court that they sentenced children to juvenile detention because they were paid off to do it by the PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare corporation that ran the private facilities.


Ciavarella wrote in a letter to the court,


“Your statement that I have disgraced my judgeship is true. My actions have destroyed everything I worked to accomplish and I have only myself to blame.”


The two judges face up to seven years in prison under a plea agreement made with the state.


The companies in question paid the two judges more than $2.6 million dollars to send children to detention.  The companies receive a stipend from the government for each inmate they house.  So as more children were sentenced to the detention center, PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare received more money from the government, prosecutors said.

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Australia / Cat Ladies snatch Australian Christian Lobby's name
« on: April 28, 2013, 10:09:16 AM »

This is a great story - go cat ladies  :bigeyes :bigeyes :bigeyes


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The writers, calling themselves the Australian Cat Ladies, pounced on the domain name AustralianChristianLobby.org when the ACL, which only uses acl.org.au, failed to buy the domain.
Their site, called Australian Cat Ladies, says it stands for marriage equality, the rights of couples to abortion, an end to discrimination, sex education and responsible cat ownership.


This how the site looks now http://australianchristianlobby.org/


 http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/cat-ladies-snatch-australian-christian-lobbys-name/story-fngl0wql-1226631165790

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Help Desk / What's Cooking?
« on: April 27, 2013, 10:27:59 AM »
I don't how many still use the recipes from the BnR Cookbook but I made a little change to them.


They are in full recipe format now and can even be printed off if you want to keep one or two in the kitchen to refer to.


http://www.breadnroses.ca/frontpage/bnr-cookbook/  :eat


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Environment / Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly
« on: April 19, 2013, 05:09:34 PM »
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When Ria Chhabra, a middle school student near Dallas, heard her parents arguing about the value of organic foods, she was inspired to create a science fair project to try to resolve the debate.


Three years later, Ria’s exploration of fruit flies and organic foods has not only raised some provocative questions about the health benefits of organic eating, it has also earned the 16-year-old top honors in a national science competition, publication in a respected scientific journal and university laboratory privileges normally reserved for graduate students.


The research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies. By nearly every measure, including fertility, stress resistance and longevity, flies that fed on organic bananas and potatoes fared better than those who dined on conventionally raised produce.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/is-organic-better-ask-a-fruit-fly/

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Europe / Hungary is no longer a democracy
« on: April 03, 2013, 12:29:51 PM »
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The attack was clear and continuous: crippling restriction of the freedom of the press, political direction of the Central Bank, inclusion in the Constitution of Christian religious references and of the "social utility" of individuals as a necessary condition for the enforcement of social rights, deletion of the word "Republic" in the same Constitution to define the country's political system, condemnation of homosexuality, criminalisation of the homeless, attacks against women's rights, impunity afforded to perpetrators of racist murders, the strengthening of a virulent anti-Semitism . . .


Only a few days ago, prime minister Viktor Orban officially decorated three extreme right-wing leading figures: journalist Ferenc Szaniszlo, known for his diatribes against the Jews and the Roma people, who he compares to "monkeys"; anti-Semitic archaeologist Kornel Bakav, who blames the Jews for having organized the slave trade in the Middle-Age; finally, "artist" Petras Janos, who proudly claims his proximity to the Jobbik and its paramilitary militia, responsible for several racist murders of Romani people and heiress of the pro-Nazi Arrow Cross Party, that organised the extermination of Jews and Gypsies during the Second World War.
http://www.newstatesman.com/austerity-and-its-discontents/2013/04/hungary-no-longer-democracy

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Weather / April Springing Forth
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:08:03 AM »



I have a date for my surgery. April 9 day before my birthday...so bad timing but needs to be done.

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Work, Employment, Money / They Plan To Raid Our Bank Accounts
« on: March 28, 2013, 01:50:05 PM »
The Global Elite Are Very Clearly Telling Us That They Plan To Raid Our Bank Accounts

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Don't be surprised when the global elite confiscate money from your bank account one day.  They are already very clearly telling you that they are going to do it.  Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem is the president of the Eurogroup - an organization of eurozone finance ministers that was instrumental in putting together the Cyprus "deal" - and he has said publicly that what has just happened in Cyprus will serve as a blueprint for future bank bailouts.  What that means is that when the chips are down, they are going to come after YOUR money. 


So why should anyone put a large amount of money in the bank at this point?  Perhaps you can make one or two percent on your money if you shop around for a really good deal, but there is also a chance that 40 percent (or more) of your money will be confiscated if the bank fails.  And considering the fact that there are vast numbers of banks all over the United States and Europe that are teetering on the verge of insolvency, why would anyone want to take such a risk?  What the global elite have done is that they have messed around with the fundamental trust that people have in the banking system.  In order for any financial system to work, people must have faith in the safety and security of that financial system.  People put their money in the bank because they think that it will be safe there.  If you take away that feeling of safety, you jeopardize the entire system.


http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Global_Elite_Are_Very_Clearly_Telling_Us_That_They_Plan_To_Raid_Our_Bank_Accounts/24997/0/38/38/Y/M.html

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Canada / Canada quietly pulls out of UN anti-droughts convention
« on: March 28, 2013, 07:29:09 AM »
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The Harper government is pulling out of a United Nations convention that fights droughts in Africa and elsewhere, which would make Canada the only country in the world outside the agreement.
The federal cabinet last week ordered the unannounced withdrawal on the recommendation of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, ahead of a major scientific meeting on the convention next month in Germany.
The abrupt move caught the UN secretariat that administers the convention off guard, which was informed through a telephone call from The Canadian Press.
The cabinet order "authorizes the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take the actions necessary to withdraw, on behalf of Canada, from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, in those Countries Experiencing Severe Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa."
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/03/27/un-droughts-deserts-convention-canada.html

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By the end of today, the inhabitants of the Westboro Baptist Church compound in Topeka, Kansas, should have a new view out their windows, just past their FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS sign: a new gay-rights center across the street, painted in brilliant rainbow colors, with a pride flag flying from a 30-foot flagpole.


see pics and story here

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Europe / 'Black Death pit' unearthed by Crossrail project
« on: March 15, 2013, 01:21:01 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21784141


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A burial ground was known to be in an area outside the City of London, but its exact location remained a mystery.
Thirteen bodies have been found so far in the 5.5m-wide shaft at the edge of Charterhouse Square, alongside pottery dated to the mid-14th Century.
Analysis will shed light on the plague and the Londoners of the day.

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