Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Sirota wrote about how the Arnold Foundation underwrote a PBS special on the pension crisis and underwrote a Brookings Institution report on the same subject. PBS returned $3.5 million to the foundation because of Sirota’s disclosure.
Arnold is also a major supporter of charter schools, Common Core, and other “reforms” favored by corporate reformers.
The Providence Journal reports:
” PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Billionaire Houston philanthropist John Arnold is not only investing heavily in the political future of state General Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo — he’s also backing a national education effort showcasing her Democratic rival: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.
“Arnold’s philanthropic organization, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, has awarded $4.25…
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These look great…
Originally posted on Officially Gluten Free:
These Gluten Free Perogies taste like a regular perogie. They are Cheesy and Satisfying. Add ground Sausage or Chopped Crispy Bacon for a meaty version.
1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Rice Flour
1/2 Cup Corn Starch
2 Large White Potatoes
1/2 of a White Onion
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
Salt and Pepper
1. In a large mixing bowl, mix sour cream, rice flour and corn starch until a smooth dough forms.
2. Cover the dough and place in the fridge for 1/2 an hour.
3. Peal, cut and boil the potatoes. Then strain, mash and add milk and 1 Tbsp of butter.
4. Dice then fry onion in the remaining butter.
5. Add the cooked onions and cheese to the mashed potatoes, add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well with a stiff spoon until the mixture is somewhat smooth.…
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Some good thoughts on how to balance your foods for an anti-cancer diet…
Originally posted on Eat and Beat Cancer:
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Need to try this one…
Originally posted on Cooking Without Gluten:
I wanted to have spicy fermented carrots with a crunch. It was my first attempt to ferment carrots and I am very happy with the result.
1.5 kg grated carrots, 1 medium head of garlic, fresh ginger 5-7cm piece, 1 chili pepper, 2 long sweet red peppers, 2 cloves, 27g sea salt.
Grate peeled carrots, add finely sliced 1 sweet red pepper. Put another sweet red pepper, peeled and finely grated ginger, chili pepper and garlic un food processor and make a fine paste. Add salt to grated carrots, massage carrots with your hands until juices appear, add garlic and ginger paste, cloves and mix it.
Press the mixture together until covered with juices. If not enough liquid, add brine (2% sea salt solution, 10g per 1 litre of water), put a plate to keep carrots under juices and put weight on the plate. I use glass…
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Interesting perspective…I like the honesty and humility.
Originally posted on Pippa Biddle:
After six years of working in and traveling through a number of different countries where white people are in the numerical minority, I’ve come to realize that there is one place being white is not only a hindrance, but negative – most of the developing world.
In high school, I travelled to Tanzania as part of a school trip. There were 14 white girls, 1 black girl who, to her frustration, was called white by almost everyone we met in Tanzania, and a few teachers/chaperones.…
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Woo-hoo — another win for pushing back on 1% influence!
Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is an analysis of the imbroglio by Felix Salmon of Reuters. It is an open secret that PBS has become heavily dependent on corporate funding, as Salmon notes here:
“There’s a whole world of subtext in that phrase, “we thought we were following the guidelines” — a lot of which my former boss Jim Ledbetter teased out in his 1997 book Made Possible By…: The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States. The big problem is that public broadcasting has become dependent on corporate financing — and has become…
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My latest project…
Originally posted on Rich McCue v4.0:
How hard could it be? Those are usually the last words I utter before descending into a quagmire of technical pain as I work through how to use and master a new technology. Fortunately this time, making an eBook and related hard copy book turned out to be a straightforward and fairly easy process to master… once all the appropriate tools were identified and lined up, that is. An added bonus is that all the software is free to download and use on both Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
This project started a couple of months ago when a coworker kindly suggested that I write a paper based on a presentation I give to classes of law students on software tools for research and collaboration: Research & Collaboration Tools for Students, Staff & Faculty: Creating a Modern Memex. With that encouragement I started writing with my current favourite writing…
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