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  • Blow up the Brag Basket with good news

    Small Biz Survival
    Small Biz Survival
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    Blow up the Brag Basket with good news. Fireworks photo by Brian Ambrozy on Flickr The Brag Basket is open! This one is for July 3-5, 2015. Bring your good news to share with everyone, and let’s blow this thing up! What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. Reading this in your email? Hit reply. Don’t like to brag? Just share some good news for yourself or a…
  • Socio econ survey: 44% rural houses own land, 74% have income below Rs 5,000

    rural - Bing News
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The government today release socio-economic and caste census, 2011, for rural India. According to the government press release, the data will be of use in evidence-based planning for rural development and poverty eradication. The survey done across 17.91 ...
  • Sustainable Housing for the Oglala Lakota

    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural
    editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    A South Dakota Oglala Lakota nonprofit has just broken ground on what will become a regenerative community housing development that focuses on people, prosperity and the planet. The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation says the project is one response to a “moral responsibility” to end poverty in Native communities.  Photo by Andrew Iron Shell/Thunder Valley CDC Members of the Thunder Valley CDC break ground on their new regenerative community. The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (Thunder Valley CDC) broke ground on its regenerative community…
  • Food Baskets and Farmers Market Build Momentum with Omaha and Santee

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    Veronica Erenberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Since I started work for the Center for Rural Affairs in November 2013, I have been both at the “beginning” and the “later” stages of two garden projects. They are for the Santee Sioux and Omaha Tribes in Northeast Nebraska. The Santee Garden to Market Project started in 2011 with establishment of 15 gardens. It included the launch of the first-ever Santee farmers market. Our gardeners were able to bring their fresh produce to the market for sale. We launched a similar project with the Omaha Tribe from Macy, Nebraska. In our first year, we gave assistance and advice to over 30…
  • Pennington County Broadband 2014 Update: 92% coverage despite $15.33 per Megabit to connect to the Internet backbone

    Blandin on Broadband
    Ann Treacy
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. Here is how Pennington County stacked up: Household Density: 9.4 Number of Households: 5,836 Percentage serviced (without mobile): 91.64% Percentage serviced (with mobile): 91.64% Pennington is doing pretty well. And we have a unique look at the situation in Pennington because it was used as an example in the last Minnesota Task Force report to demonstrate the inequity in…
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  • Blow up the Brag Basket with good news

    Small Biz Survival
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:16 am
    Blow up the Brag Basket with good news. Fireworks photo by Brian Ambrozy on Flickr The Brag Basket is open! This one is for July 3-5, 2015. Bring your good news to share with everyone, and let’s blow this thing up! What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. Reading this in your email? Hit reply. Don’t like to brag? Just share some good news for yourself or a…
  • Making a Good First Impression with Your Small Business

    Glenn Muske
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    The Village shop – Washington Iowa – Photo by Cathy Lloyd People form impressions in the first couple of minutes after entering a new place. Have you ever considered what your business says to them? Businesses offer many types of nonverbal communication, just like people do. It makes no difference if it is a physical place or an online location. Customers look for these same key elements in your online store, too. Small-business owners spend a great deal of time working on their product or service. They also spend time and money marketing. Yet for all of that focus on knowing the…
  • Welcome to Small Biz Survival

    Small Biz Survival
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    As we’ve hit the middle of the year, this seems like a good time to welcome subscribers new and old. This is the only place I know of focused on helping you succeed in business in a small town. My name is Becky McCray, and I am a rural small business owner myself. If you want to refer a friend to get these rural business how-to articles by email, send them to sign up here. The weekly newsletter – a whole separate deal I also write a separate weekly newsletter, called A Positive View of Rural. You get practical steps you can put into action right away to shape the future of your…
  • The customer came back, but the owner missed the point

    Becky McCray
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:18 am
    This is a story from the “You may have missed the real lesson” files: It’s great that a customer came back when you were open, but does that tell us anything about when you were closed? Photo of window-shoppers by Becky McCray. A business owner mentioned taking a walk in their own downtown on a Saturday evening after dinner. Apparently, it was a popular time for walking downtown because the business owner saw folks peering into the front window of their own business. Then, a few days later, a person came in and instantly bought a large item. Turns out this customer was one…
  • Beneath all the good news is the Brag Basket

    Small Biz Survival
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:16 am
    Beneath all the fuchsia greenery and blooms, you’ll find the basket. Photo (CC) by Lani Hudelson on Flickr.   The Brag Basket is right here, under all the good news. This one is for June 26-28, 2015. Bring your good news to share with everyone. What can you do in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great news from this week congratulate a friend applaud for each other confess your undying love for rural places How do you join in? Below this post is the comment section. Add your good news there. Reading this in your email? Hit reply. Don’t like to brag? Just share some…
 
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  • Socio econ survey: 44% rural houses own land, 74% have income below Rs 5,000

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    The government today release socio-economic and caste census, 2011, for rural India. According to the government press release, the data will be of use in evidence-based planning for rural development and poverty eradication. The survey done across 17.91 ...
  • Rural market growing at faster pace: Bajaj Electricals

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Bajaj Electricals is seeing good demand for fans and coolers due to ‘extended summers’, and not so much for monsoon products like water heater currently, Anant Bajaj, Joint Managing Director told CNBC-TV18. The company will be launching six new ...
  • Census: Over Half of Rural India Do Manual Labour

    3 Jul 2015 | 4:07 pm
    NEW DELHI: Despite the tall claims of successive governments, more than half of India’s rural households engaged in casual manual labour, as per the new socio-economic caste census released by the centre on Friday. The Socio Economic and Caste Census ...
  • 92% rural homes run on less than Rs 10,000 per month

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:57 pm
    NEW DELHI: Giving a more storied picture of rural India, the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) released on Friday says that a staggering 92% of rural households reported their maximum income below Rs 10,000 per month. Nearly three quarters of all ...
  • Google, Intel and Tata partner on rural internet initiative for women

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:45 pm
    A digitally connected India will bring “tremendous power” in the hands of citizens by connecting them to the rest of the world, Ratan Tata said on Friday, lauding the government’s Digital India programme. “I’m delighted that the Prime Minister ...
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    Daily Yonder - Keep It Rural

  • Sustainable Housing for the Oglala Lakota

    editor
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    A South Dakota Oglala Lakota nonprofit has just broken ground on what will become a regenerative community housing development that focuses on people, prosperity and the planet. The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation says the project is one response to a “moral responsibility” to end poverty in Native communities.  Photo by Andrew Iron Shell/Thunder Valley CDC Members of the Thunder Valley CDC break ground on their new regenerative community. The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (Thunder Valley CDC) broke ground on its regenerative community…
  • Q&A: Corps. Will Pass Costs on to Farmers

    editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Corporations would like to get the credit for reforming the poultry industry. But they’d like to pass along the costs of change to chicken farmers, says a commercial grower. What choice do chicken growers have? Under the current rules, only two: Take it or leave it, says contract grower Mike Weaver. Chicken farmer Mike Weaver is president of the Contract Poultry Growers Association of the Virginias. Humanely raised. Cruelty free. Human-antibiotic free.Over the last year, we’ve heard a half-dozen major players in the poultry industry announce their intentions to change production…
  • Elizabeth Wooten: On Her Own Land

    editor
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:49 am
    The 91-year-old widow of modest means stood her ground against powerful coal interests and helped inspire Kentucky voters to outlaw the notorious broad-form deed.  Video courtesy of Appalshop“My husband, when he was sick, he asked us to not let them. And you know we are going to respect that wish, ain’t we? What kind of people would we be if we didn’t?”Elizabeth Wooten in the documentary, On Our Own LandIn 1989 Appalshop Films won the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism. The prize was for a public television documentary, On Our Own…
  • Rural Gets Less Foundation Money

    editor
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    A new federal study shows that rural communities get a disproportionately small share of foundation grants.  USDA Economic Research ServiceDarker areas receive more philanthropic grants per capita than lighter areas. Although urban areas receive more funding on average, some notable rural areas stand out in the map: Western North Carolina; parts of New England and Maine;  Colorado; and Oregon.Whichever way you slice it, rural communities aren’t getting a proportionate share of foundation grants compared to the relative size of the rural population, a new report…
  • Aid for Coal Country Ignored by Congress

    editor
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:24 pm
    President Obama's $3 billion plan is called "cold comfort" by Republican leaders, who haven't allocated it to help coal-dependent communities. Photo via Getty Images Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY) walks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring the future of the coal industry, Coal's Long Goodbye: Dispatches From the War on Carbon.A massive $3 billion package to help struggling coal communities transition to a new economy is sitting unappropriated in the…
 
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  • Food Baskets and Farmers Market Build Momentum with Omaha and Santee

    Veronica Erenberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Since I started work for the Center for Rural Affairs in November 2013, I have been both at the “beginning” and the “later” stages of two garden projects. They are for the Santee Sioux and Omaha Tribes in Northeast Nebraska. The Santee Garden to Market Project started in 2011 with establishment of 15 gardens. It included the launch of the first-ever Santee farmers market. Our gardeners were able to bring their fresh produce to the market for sale. We launched a similar project with the Omaha Tribe from Macy, Nebraska. In our first year, we gave assistance and advice to over 30…
  • Meet Juan Sandoval, REAP Hispanic Business Center Director

    Juan Sandoval
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I grew up in the 3rd largest city in Venezuela. When I moved to Norfolk, Nebraska in 1999, it was a bit of a culture shock. But I love that everyone in town knows who I am. Everywhere I go, I run into a friend. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life. When I’m driving through Nebraska, I take a moment every day to look at the beautiful prairies, small farms, red barns, soy and corn fields, feedlots, and many brick buildings dating from the 1800-1900s. In all, Rural America is a great place to live. My mother is a social worker. Growing up I saw her interact with all kinds of…
  • Women Landowners Set to Make Changes after Attending Workshop

    Rachael Meyer
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    On Wednesday, June 10, a Women Caring for the Land workshop met at the Pender, Nebraska, fire hall. As a female intern for the Center for Rural Affairs, I attended the workshop to help other women from the Center run the day’s events. Women Caring for the Land is a project of the Women Food and AG Network. It is the only program in the nation that focuses specifically on women and helping them achieve their farmland conservation goals. Historically, farming is an industry dominated by men. But today in Iowa, women own or co-own close to 50% of farmland. Even with this statistic, women…
  • Supreme Court Preserves Health Insurance Marketplaces

    John Crabtree
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Supreme Court recently announced their decision upholding tax subsidies to help people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal health insurance marketplace.   The Supreme Court made the right decision, preserving provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have been so crucial in providing access to more affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans. The court focused on interpreting the intent of Congress to create a health insurance marketplace for every eligible American, either through state exchanges or a federal exchange. Incentives for low- and…
  • REAP Staff the Hardest Working in the Country!

    Jeff Reynolds
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    REAP is well known as the go-to program for entrepreneurs in need of services including lending, loan packaging, one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and specialized entrepreneurial training. Our staff has come a long way since we began in 1990. Initially, REAP was a full-service Peer-Group lending program. The ability to organize and maintain peer groups was a high priority for staff back then. By the late 1990’s, direct lending had become the norm. Working one-on-one with entrepreneurs became a prized skill, in addition to working with others. Over time, staff titles have…
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    Blandin on Broadband

  • Pennington County Broadband 2014 Update: 92% coverage despite $15.33 per Megabit to connect to the Internet backbone

    Ann Treacy
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. Here is how Pennington County stacked up: Household Density: 9.4 Number of Households: 5,836 Percentage serviced (without mobile): 91.64% Percentage serviced (with mobile): 91.64% Pennington is doing pretty well. And we have a unique look at the situation in Pennington because it was used as an example in the last Minnesota Task Force report to demonstrate the inequity in…
  • Broadband as a utility. What does that mean for rural areas?

    Ann Treacy
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    I had a few emails last week asking me about what it means to define broadband as a utility. So I thought I’d try to tackle the question, which came up after the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) meeting on broadband. At the meeting, someone compared the drive for border to border broadband to the Rural Electrification Act, which provided federal loans for installation of electricity to rural areas, often through cooperative electric power companies. Someone else asked if that was really what the country needed. Here’s the catch 22 – metro areas are often angling for competition…
  • Pine County Broadband 2014 Update: less than 25 percent covered

    Ann Treacy
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:38 am
    I’m working on a County-by-County look at the State of Broadband in MN. My hope is to feature a county a day (in alphabetical order). In November, Connect Minnesota released their final report on broadband availability. Here is how Pine County stacked up: Household Density: 7.9 Number of Households: 11,393 Percentage serviced (without mobile): 24.63% Percentage serviced (with mobile): 24.63% Pine County is sitting at less than a quarter coverage. But they are working on better coverage. Pine County is actively working to pursue better broadband as a partner in the East Central Broadband…
  • Senator Klobuchar hosts public meeting on call completion: July 1 in East Grand Forks

    Ann Treacy
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    Earlier this week at the MSBA meeting I heard that legislators (and others) need to learn more about how the technology works. Here’s a great opportunity – and it’s open to the public. Senator Klobuchar is going to East Grand Forks to learn more about call completion. It’s wonky but important for folks in rural areas who are sometimes unable to get calls from those free/cheap online phone services. Here’s the invitation… On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will meet with local businesses, telephone cooperatives and members of the Minnesota Telecom Alliance to discuss call…
  • Good enough for NY broadband? Then maybe MN should try it!

    Ann Treacy
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    I loved the following idea- the NYC Broadband Bold Ideas. The Blandin Broadband Communities initiative is similar – get people in the community to propose projects. (Although the BBCs also get some coaching and technical assistance.) THE CHALLENGE: Many of us take Internet access for granted. It can be hard to imagine going a day without it. Yet for large numbers of New Yorkers, broadband service – at current rates of roughly $1,000 per year – is simply too expensive to bear. It’s time to change this. NEW OPPORTUNITIES: In 2015, New York City will take an important leap forward…
 
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    The Rural Blog

  • Confederate flag flap does what Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane couldn't: stop the 'Dukes of Hazzard'

    2 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Warner Bros. earlier stopped licensingthis reproduction of the General Lee.Warner Bros. has ended the long run of "The Dukes of Hazzard" on TV Land, apparently because the souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger that is the best symbol of the show is named the General Lee and has a Confederate battle flag on its roof. The move is drawing much criticism, even from normally liberal quarters."The decision to remove the flag is right, the decision to strike the TV show seems extreme and wrongheaded, but entirely in keeping with our times," Tim Teeman writes for the Daily Beast, comparing the move to an…
  • News-gathering submarines are on the way; editor asks readers how they would use such a device

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    "If you had a mini-sub with a camera, how would you use it in the pursuit of environmental news?" asks David Poulson, senior associate director of Michigan State University’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and editor of Great Lakes Echo. Poulson says he's sold on the idea but is still trying to find a reason to justify the expenses. It's not a futuristic concept, Poulson writes. "TT Robotix has indicated it will come out with a remotely controlled submersible capable of taking a Go-Pro camera more than 30 feet under water. It can remotely take still and video images and even…
  • Appalachian field hospital to be testing ground for federally-approved drone deliveries of medicine

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    A rural field hospital in southwest Virginia will be the testing ground to see how effective drones are for delivering medicine, Jenna Portnoy reports for The Washington Post. "Organizers expect the July 17 flights to the Remote Area Medical clinic to make history as the first federally approved package deliveries in the U.S.""Pairing the technology with the feel-good RAM clinic—where residents of central Appalachia starved for health care often camp out for days for the chance to see a dentist or doctor—could cast drones in a new light," Portnoy writes. "In addition to demystifying…
  • Number of farmers market vendors accepting SNAP benefits has increased 700% since 2008, USDA says

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    The number of farmers, roadside farm stands and farmers markets that are authorized to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits increased from 753 to more than 6,400 from 2008 to 2015 and during that span "SNAP redemptions at those outlets in FY14 totaled $18.8 million, a nearly six-fold increase since 2008," reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon said in a statement: "All Americans, including those participating in our nutrition assistance programs, need to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.
  • Food supplies for 4th of July cookouts are down 3% from last year, says American Farm Bureau

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    The average cost of supplies for a 4th of July cookout is 3 percent cheaper this year, now an average of about $5.58 per person when accounting for a party of 10 featuring barbecue favorites, reports the American Farm Bureau. to comply the data, 88 AFB members compared average prices in 30 states. Ground round is up 2.1 percent, and ketchup and lemonade have also increased in price, but most other barbecue favorites are down, AFB reports. Pork spare ribs are down 3.4 percent, hot dogs 1.8 percent, potato salad 2.5 percent, baked beans 6.6 percent, corn chips 3.3 percent, chocolate milk 6…
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  • Four Brothers Drive-In Updates the Classic -- Road Trips Section -- Excursions

    jamielarson518@gmail.com
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    By Jamie Larson The drive-in movie theater experience is back in a whole new way in Amenia, NY. With a style that’s classic nostalgia crossed with rustic modern, community events in the daylight, a progressive slate of movies beyond the blockbuster and a full restaurant menu, two sons of the Four Brothers Pizza Inn dynasty are redefining what a drive-in can and should be. “We wanted to build a drive-in that’s classic Americana but with some modern elements,” says John Stephanopoulos, who runs the Four Brothers Drive In with brother Paul, both sons of William and nephews of the other…
  • ‘Side By Side’ Opens At Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    jamielarson518@gmail.com
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:10 am
    Amy Krzanik reports from New Lebanon. An intimate gathering of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon trustees, supporters and staff members attended an exclusive reception as the site’s newest exhibition was unveiled in the Wash House ironing room. Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design, curated by Jeff Daly, displays 19th-century Shaker furniture alongside modern equivalents to show how the simple and direct forms of Shaker craftsmanship has inspired modern makers, most notably furniture designers of the “Danish modern” era. Guests chatted inside the Wash House and gift shop and outside…
  • Shopping And Strolling: A Midsummer Pastime -- Style Section -- Shopping

    jamielarson518@gmail.com
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    Theater, music, dance and a panoply of festivals are all in full swing, but for those of us whose shopping bug never takes a vacation, retail therapy is alive and well in the Rural Intelligence region. So, for you, we have gathered up a cartful of sales and celebrations happening in the next few weeks. July 2-5, Chatham Boxwood Linen Relaunch With more than twice the square footage of its previous space in Hillsdale, Boxwood Linen celebrates its new location to showcase its exquisite hand-cut, hand-finished linens for the table, kitchen and bath. There will be special promotions, giveaways…
  • Recipe: Strawberry/Rhubarb Tart -- Food Section -- Recipes

    jamielarson518@gmail.com
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Madeline Delosh, a Columbia County resident, owns Mado Patisserie in Chatham, NY. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, she worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten and was the pastry chef at La Grenouille Restaurant. “I like to reach out to those who love baking and pastries,” Madeline says. With her monthly recipe contributions to Rural Intelligence, she is doing just that. (And it you want some of Madeline’s ready-made delicacies, her shop is open for the season, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) It’s still strawberry season, for which we have no complaints,…
  • A Toast To Berkshire Museum’s Wine Gala -- Parties © Openings Section -- Parties

    jamielarson518@gmail.com
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. Everyone could feel like a sommelier at the Berkshire Museum’s biannual wine gala and auction on Saturday, June 27, with its huge selection of fine and vintage wines available for purchase via some vigorous bidding action (yes, there were paddles). The auction has turned into a popular event, bringing together wine collectors for a great cause; this year’s proceeds benefited the museum’s educational programs, which provide 16,000 experiences a year to students from nearly 60 schools. The festivities began on the previous Thursday with food and, of…
 
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  • Lacoste fuckbunnies

    coozledad
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    Show me any sleek lime-shirted troglodyte who gets liquored up and does his whoring to beach music and I’ll show you a fucker who’s been in the company of a Republican judge. They may have intentionally or unintentionally swapped vesicle fluids at a beach or lake house while hopping from one leather skinned boffbunny to another in one of those weekend vodka shuffles. Could be they done run into one of their old Citadel buddies and had to drop trou and do the Mr. Peanut among the mosquitoes and sand fleas, too. It’s the same old same old across the whole of the buck-toothed…
  • Two Republicans with one shot

    coozledad
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    This is what happens when you involve the state party in covering for your lily white ass: http://abc11.com/news/i-team-person-county-commissioner-cleared-of-dwi-charge/768863/ Gentry was too old to serve another term anyway. Maybe the state bar will decide to retire him NOW. Next time, try not to aim at your own goddamn foot.
  • Coming to a highway near you.

    coozledad
    30 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    If you’re a Person County Republican in bed with a sleaze ass DA, a shitheaded party apparatchik of a judge, and you happen to be a drinkbro of a shyster Hyco lake partyboy Dem lawyer, you can walk on not one, but two DWIs. I’ll make a brief suggestion to anyone stopped at a DWI checkpoint over the holidays in this white trash funhouse: tell your lawyer that cops can’t just pull a drunk fuckwit without probable cause, and they should go fuck themselves. There’s precedent. Kyle Puryear and his friends are on the goddamned road. I guess it’s slightly better than…
  • Money talks and white trash walks

    coozledad
    30 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Drinky backwoods cunt Kyle Puryear done blowed himself both a DA and a judge and is now free to drive shitfaced again. Good luck Personians and folks from adjacent counties. If drunk fuckface Larry Yarborough don’t nail you on his way back from some shag motel in Raleigh, Kyle’ll run over your loved ones after spending all day juicing at the Elks’ club. Y’all sure know how to pick ’em.
  • Waddling to Bethlehem

    coozledad
    27 May 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Listen to this live thing. Ask yourself if the shit you listened to as a kid made your heart bounce against your ribcage as much.
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  • Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

    Ayngel Boshemia
    29 Jul 2025 | 9:29 am
    The positive manual for abuse survivors  by  Ayngel "Boshemia" Overson After Post Traumatic Stress, comes Post Traumatic Growth... $15.00 If you are a sexual assault survivor, or domestic violence survivor childhood survivor of abuse, it is easy to feel alone. You aren't, at least 1 in 5 people suffer from abuse at some point in their life. Sexual abuse, physical
  • EBOOK Sister, Survivor: Finding Your Survivor Spirit

    Ayngel Boshemia
    12 Aug 2024 | 7:14 am
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  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully tees

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse. $34.95 Maully is still a romantic at heart... she's no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has experience in mending them. More color and size choices available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead, crazy,
  • Zombie love cute dolly stitched heart maully sweatshirt

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Maully is no stranger to heartbreak but that's okay, she has some experience in mending them too. $26.95 Being dead doesn't mean you can't be cute, just ask Maully. One of the "survivors" of the zombie apocalypse, Maully is still a romantic at heart... More size and color options available at Zazzle.com. Keywords: zombie love, zombies, broken heart, zombie doll, heart, emo, goth, undead,
  • Zombie Love It's Yours Heart cute dolly button

    Ayngel Boshemia
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Maully the Lil' Freaque grasps her heart in her hands, saving it for the special someone. "It's yours" $3.75 Maully, cute zombie dolly holds her heart in her hands. Need more flair? Express yourself with Zazzle custom buttons. Choose from thousands of cool and colorful designs, customize, or make your own. Five sizes from 1.25"-6" in diameter. Printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
 
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    A Citizen's Guide to Indiana

  • Property, Perspective, and the State of Nature

    Doug Masson
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    One of my go-to quotes is Thomas Hobbes on life in the State of Nature being “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.” The context usually has to do with countering extreme libertarian notions (or at least taking those notions to their logical conclusions) about government being useless or evil. However, I’m currently reading “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari, and maybe Hobbes and I have it wrong. The average forager seems to have had it better than the average farmer. The agricultural revolution was a Faustian bargain with the…
  • Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Marriage Equality

    Doug Masson
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:53 pm
    In a 5-4 opinion, the United States Supreme Court has decided, in Obergefell v. Hodges (pdf), that prohibitions against same sex marriages violate the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the United States Constitution. I’m happy with the result, but, after an initial read of the opinion, I don’t think it is a great model of legal writing – more high minded rhetoric than clinical analysis of the facts and law before the court. (In my mind, Judge Posner’s opinion in Baskin v. Bogan (pdf) was much better as a legal document.) Chief Justice Roberts’ dissent…
  • The Confederacy Was About White Supremacy And Treason

    Doug Masson
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    By and large, on this blog, I have made an effort to strike a more or less reasonable tone when I disagree with something. An exception has been with respect to matters related to the Confederacy. I allow myself some intemperance on that subject. So, it’s somewhat gratifying to see the late storm of disapproval where the Confederate Battle Flag is concerned – a storm triggered by a white supremacist who murdered nine black people at church in Charleston. It seems that a moderate tone on the subject has allowed people to remain in denial about what the Confederate heritage is…
  • Hawaii

    Doug Masson
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:25 pm
    A little over a year ago, my family conceived a plan to enjoy the fruits of American imperialism. We began to save and otherwise make arrangements for a trip to the Hawaiian islands that began on June 2 and ended on June 15. High School graduation at the “Snake Pit” The first order of business, however, was a brief detour for my niece’s graduation at a high school in the Dallas, Texas area which took place at the University of North Texas “Snake Pit” – a very cool facility. The proceedings were very Texas. Members of a cub scout troop or, probably, boy…
  • Happy Birthday, Magna Carta!

    Doug Masson
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Magna Carta, the charter agreed to by King John as a concession to some rebel barons, is 800 years old today. John put his seal on the document on June 15, 1215. As a practical matter, the document seems to have been mostly ignored by John and his successors. And, in any event, it primarily protected only the rich and powerful. Despite the somewhat unimpressive practical reality of the charter, the mythology that grew up around it has been quite influential. Based on a badly flawed view of history, English jurists came to view the document as codifying to some extent the freedoms of…
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  • Food Baskets and Farmers Market Build Momentum with Omaha and Santee

    Veronica Erenberg
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Since I started work for the Center for Rural Affairs in November 2013, I have been both at the “beginning” and the “later” stages of two garden projects. They are for the Santee Sioux and Omaha Tribes in Northeast Nebraska. The Santee Garden to Market Project started in 2011 with establishment of 15 gardens. It included the launch of the first-ever Santee farmers market. Our gardeners were able to bring their fresh produce to the market for sale. We launched a similar project with the Omaha Tribe from Macy, Nebraska. In our first year, we gave assistance and advice to over 30…
  • Meet Juan Sandoval, REAP Hispanic Business Center Director

    Juan Sandoval
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I grew up in the 3rd largest city in Venezuela. When I moved to Norfolk, Nebraska in 1999, it was a bit of a culture shock. But I love that everyone in town knows who I am. Everywhere I go, I run into a friend. I have learned to appreciate the little things in life. When I’m driving through Nebraska, I take a moment every day to look at the beautiful prairies, small farms, red barns, soy and corn fields, feedlots, and many brick buildings dating from the 1800-1900s. In all, Rural America is a great place to live. My mother is a social worker. Growing up I saw her interact with all kinds of…
  • Women Landowners Set to Make Changes after Attending Workshop

    Rachael Meyer
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:08 am
    On Wednesday, June 10, a Women Caring for the Land workshop met at the Pender, Nebraska, fire hall. As a female intern for the Center for Rural Affairs, I attended the workshop to help other women from the Center run the day’s events. Women Caring for the Land is a project of the Women Food and AG Network. It is the only program in the nation that focuses specifically on women and helping them achieve their farmland conservation goals. Historically, farming is an industry dominated by men. But today in Iowa, women own or co-own close to 50% of farmland. Even with this statistic, women…
  • Supreme Court Preserves Health Insurance Marketplaces

    John Crabtree
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Supreme Court recently announced their decision upholding tax subsidies to help people purchase individual health insurance plans through a federal health insurance marketplace.   The Supreme Court made the right decision, preserving provisions of the Affordable Care Act that have been so crucial in providing access to more affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans. The court focused on interpreting the intent of Congress to create a health insurance marketplace for every eligible American, either through state exchanges or a federal exchange. Incentives for low- and…
  • REAP Staff the Hardest Working in the Country!

    Jeff Reynolds
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    REAP is well known as the go-to program for entrepreneurs in need of services including lending, loan packaging, one-on-one counseling, business plan development, and specialized entrepreneurial training. Our staff has come a long way since we began in 1990. Initially, REAP was a full-service Peer-Group lending program. The ability to organize and maintain peer groups was a high priority for staff back then. By the late 1990’s, direct lending had become the norm. Working one-on-one with entrepreneurs became a prized skill, in addition to working with others. Over time, staff titles have…
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    Bringing Home the Bacon

  • And the Cow Said, "Hmmm"

    Holly Michael
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Once upon a time these cows were very happy to stay in their new pasture lot and then this happened:Driving down the lane two nights ago...Me: This lot has been empty for a while, I am surprised the fence is still good enough to keep these cows in for the last week or so.Husband: Well, the fence isn't really that great. But they have stayed in there so far... Cows: HmmmmThe very next morning one heifer had escaped. This morning the other two were eating grass in the front yard.Farm wife tip: NEVER question the fence.
  • Snapshots on the Farm

    Holly Michael
    31 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Starting off summer with Ayrshire dairy females grazing in the lot by our driveway. Our family used to milk Ayrshires but we now just keep a few on hand for 4-H projects.
  • Who needs a haircut? Claude' is BACK!

    Holly Michael
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
    Ladies, hold on to your blinged out boots, international pig clipping man of mystery, Claude'**, is back in town just in time to lend his expertise in the lead-up to our annual pig auction. I can't believe its been five years since we first revealed our affiliation with Claude'. We had been trying to keep his participation in our pig grooming process a secret, but due to his fame and popularity, it was difficult to keep from including him here.Over the years, Claude' has been particularly camera shy.It's understandable, due to the enormous recognition he has in the pig grooming…
  • The World's Stupidest Cat

    Holly Michael
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    In case we have never met, I need to tell you up front that I hate cats. I. Hate. Cats.So the fact that I took a photo of a cat and actually posted it on this blog is monumental. That I will eventually use this cat as a metaphor is even more surprising.I'd like to introduce you to the world's stupidest cat. His/her (I haven't bothered to look) qualifications for this designation are many and include:- Thinking that I will pet it.- Thinking that I will feed it.- Thinking that I will love it or have any affection for it at all.- Thinking that I will let it in my home (at least on purpose).Here…
  • Uptown Funk You Out

    Holly Michael, APR
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Do you know a man? I mean a MAN. The kind of guy who has rough hands and when they slide down your silk blouse, they feel so rugged and it it makes you feel like you just want to...  WAIT. Sorry. Where was I?Ok, so you have a man. And he smells. Bad. And his laundry is funky. Never fear, I am here to tell you about a great product called Funk-Out.I have written about Funk-Out before and when the good folks there asked me if I would like to try their new improved formula, I said FUNK YEAH! (Disclosure of product gratis.)We have a rug right inside the back door that captures Husband coming…
 
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    Wisconsin Office of Rural Health - Clinics

  • WI-ORH Fact Sheet

    mlradtke
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:39 am
    WI-ORH Fact Sheet06-15.pdf WI-ORH Fact Sheet06-15.pdf To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.Fact SheetWI-ORHContent Type: Report/StudyCategory: Community DevelopmentEducation/TrainingEMSFinancesLegislative/PolicyPerformance ImprovementPublic HealthQuality ImprovementRegulation/ReimbursementRural Health ClinicsRural Provider AccessAuthor: pblackAudience: ClinicsCommunitiesDental ProvidersEMSHospitalsMed ProvidersMental HealthPolicy MakersPublic HealthDescription: A brief description of WI-ORH programs and services.   Date: June 2015 Author:…
  • Access to Care in Rural Wisconsin Fact Sheet

    mlradtke
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Access to Care fact sheet06-15.pdf Access to Care fact sheet06-15.pdf To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.HPSAFact SheetContent Type: Data/StatisticsMapCategory: AccessAuthor: pblackAudience: ClinicsCommunitiesDental ProvidersEMSHospitalsMed ProvidersMental HealthPolicy MakersPublic HealthDescription: A quick look at access to care in Rural Wisconsin.   Date: June 2015 Author: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health  
  • Medication Safety: The Red Bag Program

    mlradtke
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    Website URL: http://wisc.adobeconnect.com/p4ncr13ka0a/To find similar items in the Library, click on the tags below.Patient SafetyMedicationNursesContent Type: WebinarCategory: EMSQuality ImprovementSeniorsAuthor: kjacobsonAudience: ClinicsEMSHospitalsMed ProvidersDescription: An overview of Langlade Hospital’s Red Bag Program, a project to reduce medication errors.   Date: June 25, 2015 Organization: Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
  • Wisconsin Models and Innovations

    mlradtke
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Website URL: https://www.raconline.org/states/wisconsin/project-examplesContent Type: Report/StudyToolkit/GuideCategory: AccessChronic DiseaseCommunity DevelopmentEducation/TrainingEMSPediatricsPreventionPublic HealthRural Provider AccessSeniorsAuthor: mlradtkeAudience: ClinicsCommunitiesEMSHospitalsPublic HealthDescription: This website describes model programs and successful rural projects in Wisconsin, as a source of ideas for organizations to bring to their own communities.   Author: Rural Assistance Center
  • Loan Repayment Practice Sites, 2008-15

    jeich
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    HPLAP Placement map 2008-2015.pdf HPLAP Placement map 2008-2015.pdf Content Type: MapCategory: AccessLegislative/PolicyRural Provider AccessAuthor: pblackAudience: ClinicsDental ProvidersHospitalsMed ProvidersPolicy MakersPublic HealthDescription: A map showing the practice sites for Loan Repayment awardees in Wisconsin, from 2008-14.  The sites are colored by number of placements, to indicate when more than one award was granted in the same site.  
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    Great Plains Communications Blog

  • Fourth of July Recipes by Food Network

    GreatPlainsComm
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Fourth of July is like the Thanksgiving of summer. You celebrate with family and friends and a belly full of good food. Great Plains Communications has teamed up with one of our cable channels, the Food Network to bring you a few recipes to add to the menu this weekend. From patriotic desserts to side dishes that are guaranteed hits, check out additional recipes on Food Network’s website.   Wave Your Flag Cheesecake Grilled Citrus Chicken Thighs Gina’s Orzo Salad Great Plains Communications will be closed Saturday, July 4 in recognition of the holiday. We hope everyone has a safe and…
  • Fourth of July Safety Tips

    GreatPlainsComm
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Soon picnic baskets and coolers will be overflowing, colorful smoke bombs will be used as bug repellent and family gatherings will be color-coded with the red, white and blue. Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate the United States of America with family and friends through good food, fireworks and sunshine. While there is much fun to be had, the holiday weekend comes with some risk of harm and Great Plains Communications has a few tips to keep in mind so that everyone can enjoy a happy and safe time. Keep Child Use of Fireworks Supervised at All Times Fireworks come in all shapes,…
  • Throwback Thursday – This Day in History

    GreatPlainsComm
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Great Plains Communications is teaming up with the History Channel to bring you a Throwback Thursday to This Day in History. Here are just a few things that happened, while you can find a full listing on the History Channel website. 1942: Eisenhower took command 1950: The Korean War began 1956: The Last Packard produced – “Ask the Man Who Owns One” Enjoy the History Channel, along with a long lineup of other exceptional channels when you have cable through Great Plains Communications. Call our Custer Response Center to sign up today at 1-855-853-1483, and a representative will be happy…
  • Dad & Me Photo Contest Winner – Kay Kruger

    GreatPlainsComm
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
      Congratulations to Kay Kruger of Gordon, NE on winning Great Plains Communications’ 2015 Dad & Me Photo Contest, receiving a $250 Visa gift card! In dedicating her entry to her father, Kay wrote: “This is a picture of my dad with me and my four siblings celebrating New Year’s Eve. My dad has been a great role model and supporter. He has a great sense of humor – our toast was probably something like ‘Here’s mud in your eye!” We would also like to thank everyone who entered the contest, as we feel all the fathers deserve recognition. Here is a slideshow of the entries…
  • Cyber Security and Summer Vacations

    GreatPlainsComm
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Summer vacations are something we all look forward to at every age. Soaking up some rays by the lake, experiencing a new place or just relaxing with the family. While the car ride used to be filled with yelling out states as you spotted them on passing license plates and the anticipation of winning I Spy, it has turned into a quiet murmur from headphones and clicking from the new game the kids downloaded. As you take technology along this summer, Great Plains Communications would like you to keep these cyber security tips in mind to ensure all your information stays safe and secure.
 
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    Homesteading Today

  • Sharpen Your Life With Harley Davidson Knives

    ghead
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Harley Davidson Knife is one of the most popular knife in United States of America. It is not just a knife, but a superior quality, world class cutting tool with a high brand value. Harley Davidson has collaborated with Bench made to come up with the magnificent Harley Davidson series of knives. Its state of […] The post Sharpen Your Life With Harley Davidson Knives appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • The In-Office and Work from Home Balance

    Alice Benny
    27 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    For many people, working from home is a dream come true. It means more flexibility in your schedule, fewer distractions while you power through projects, and less overall stress in life thanks to the peace and quiet of solitude. However, there are benefits to working in an office and being surrounded by coworkers, including the […] The post The In-Office and Work from Home Balance appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • Westinghouse Portable Generator WH7500E Review

    ghead
    25 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    There are many good reasons why you may need a portable generator. They make a good backup for your home electricity especially in case of emergencies involving extreme weather. But you can also use them for a job site, for any outdoor party on your lawn, or when you want to go on a road […] The post Westinghouse Portable Generator WH7500E Review appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • Family History of Urban Homesteaders

    Alice Benny
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Here at Rural Living Today, our main focus is encouraging people in their transition from urban or suburban life to the rural lifestyle. That transition begins when a person makes a decision to live that lifestyle, and they may be living in a downtown skyscraper, an inner city neighborhood, or a suburban community at the […] The post Family History of Urban Homesteaders appeared first on Homesteading Today.
  • Moving to the Country Start of the Journey

    Alice Benny
    15 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    It was a dark and stormy night…Really, it was! That night started my journey to move back to the country.  As I was coming home from work in early evening, snow was swirling everywhere.  I could barely see.  I had actually left work early, as I had heard that the snow was coming and I wanted to get […] The post Moving to the Country Start of the Journey appeared first on Homesteading Today.
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