The Christmas Tree
This is a continuation of a story that hasn't been posted yet (Before There Was Light). Think of it as kind of like the prequels to Star Wars, minus the Jedi Knights, all the weird hair and costumes.
|Actor James Wood as the CEO of Lehmen Brothers|
|Gerda Weissmann Klein on the PBS News Hour|
Gerda Weissmann Klein Receiving the Presidental Medal of Freedom in 2010"the importance of the Holocaust should only be too illuminate the fact that it -- that hatred and tyranny and all that is not over. It is going on every single day. And I think that we should have more people come from countries where it is happening. To see the type of pictures, you know, when I see pictures of little children holding battered little things for food, when villages are being burned, this is still going on."
"I love this country. I love it with the love that only one who has been hungry and homeless for as long as I have been."
JUDY WOODRUFF: "Finally, do you think the United States is handling immigrants, immigration the way it should be today?"
GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN: "I don't know that -- having had yearned so much for freedom, you can imagine that that's a very difficult question for me. And I hope and pray that, in the ultimate decision of justice, the heart will win over the brain."
|Maypole in Sweden|
|Gymnsium May ca. 1920|
|Ethel and Julius Rosenberg|
|View from our Minneapolis hotel|
|Tuesday morning blue skies|
|Dr Shapiro with early artificial kidney|
|My sister Kris with me at last dialysis in South Dakota|
|Checking the luggage|
|Jamie signing his passport|
|Jamie, Teddy and Joe|
|L to R: John, Joe, Jamie, Sara|
|L to R: Joe, Baxter, and John|
Regarding it's ground beef filler ('finely textured lean beef' aka Pink Slime), the article said BPI will "allow the meatpackers who buy its product to affix a label if they so choose." I was thunderstruck, this is the best news I've heard since Dick Cheney got his new heart. According to a BPI spokeman:Packers can opt to label embattled beef trimmingsBPI backs voluntary moveBy Dan Piller and Christopher DoeringDes Moines Register
“We believe USDA’s decision to allow companies to voluntarily include information on their label regarding (lean fine textured beef) content will be an important first step in restoring consumer confidence in their ground beef,"The article cited an increased interest in 'ground beef' containing the 'trimmings':
Tyson Foods Spokesman Gary Mickelson: “But we have recently seen an increased interest in purchasing ground beef containing (lean, finely textured beef) as customers and consumers gain access to more accurate information.”
Hy-Vee spokeswoman Ruth Comer cited a surge of support for the beef trimmings as a factor in chain’s reversal of an earlier decision to take ground beef with the trimmings off its shelves. Hy-Vee now will offer consumers a choice from separate, identified displays of ground beef.The article was accompanied by a photo attributed to AP, looking much more wholesome than previous photos (see previous post).
"Mark Dopp, senior vice president at the American Meat Institute, noted that companies have been free to do the labeling for 20 years."Whooda thunkit.