Yes, first of all, the fact that this recession is slated to be rather jobless for a while. Of course, the fact that previous predictions have pretty much been flat out wrong might actually give those without work some hope. :^) (having personally taken part in the Reid/Pelosi/Obama economy, that is my prayer for those who are currently doing so)
What really scares me is on the fourth page of the link, where one woman admits that she has ten bags of pinto beans and no idea how to cook them. More or less, she's admitting that....
...she doesn't know how to boil water. Now I'm not arguing that the person in question is stupid; just the opposite. Her quotes show good intelligence. What I'd suggest, however, is that our culture--schools, jobs, government, etc.--has apparently so inculcated a culture of dependence that this poor woman is freezing at the thought of cooking dried beans.
To continue a "mantra" that readers of this humble site have seen "a few" times, yet another reason to educate your children at home, teaching them to soak, drain, boil, and then salt and spice the beans with other vegetables, meats, and such per one's taste. Unfortunately, a four hour soak of dry beans doesn't fit well in a one hour home economics class in the goverment schools.
I Heard It On The NARN - Hope to see you at the Tax Day rally Joseph’s in Saint Paul. It’s an event sponsored by the Taxpayers League of Minnesota.
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