KAOSkins

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About KAOSkins

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    The Backup
  • Birthday 06/02/1967

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    1971
  • Favorite Redskin
    Daryl Green
  • Location
    In Crosstown Traffic
  • Interests
    fishing, golf, bird hunting
  • Occupation
    Retired Geographer

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  1. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    They're pepper berries before they are ripe and turn black and hard. Has a more peppery flavor but not quite as sharp. If that makes any sense. I also use white pepper in dishes where I don't want the black specks but I want some of the flavor. Like risotto for instance.
  2. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    This is from Chef Paul's book. Although it's meant specifically for the etouffee recipe I really like it as a catch all cajun seasoning. It's excellent as a blackening spice mix.
  3. Do you think the guys that work for you could wring a little more out of you if they organized? Maybe you're really fair, I'd like to think so. See, I just can't understand how Republicans can (middle class or lower ones anyway) justify in their head that labor shouldn't use the only power they have, organizing, to maximize their share of the pie. Seems common sense to me.
  4. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    If you ever make it as far west as El Paso, try them at the State Line. Never had 'em anywhere else to compare honestly, but they are better than the brisket. Which is very, very good.
  5. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Spoken like a true Texan. Shiner Brewing Co and BBQ brisket (and better yet beef ribs) are the two things I'm forced to respect about that place.
  6. Let's see guys, how about we plant it in the deepest part of the ice on their world. When they are developed and, ironically, stupid enough to change their climate sufficiently the ice will melt and....blammo!
  7. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Yeah, I don't make soup that often either. That minestrone recipe is money though, use a nice piece of parmesano reggiano rind in the pot with the veggies and it makes something special. So good for you too, hardly any fat and everything from spinach to squash. Plus beans for protein. The arborio gave it a nice smooth texture as well. If you take it off before the veggies are all the way done and freeze it you can add the beans and a dollop of pesto when you heat it up and it's good stuff.
  8. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Homemade minestrone today with some garlic bread. Been rainy but of course since I decided to make soup it's sunny today. Still, it's a light meal full of vitamins. I put a little arborio rice in it along with half a garden full of veggies.
  9. I drive by sunspot pretty regularly. Its about 70 miles east of me. There really is not very much there. Local talk is about the post office and suspicions of a white powder insident, with a unibomber type person being responsible. Thin line between genius and insanity. Just talk.
  10. KAOSkins

    The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    So the version of lasagna from Cook's Illustrated-italian classics. Calls for those noodles and it is lights out. Think I recall you mentioning them before ASF. Cook's Illustrated that is.
  11. KAOSkins

    Is National Voter ID Law really that Bad???

    I get and got what you're saying. Not possible with today's technology and the paradigms they're designed under. That doesn't mean it will never happen. There will be some paradigm we haven't even dreamed of yet. There is a big enough need and it makes enough sense, once the problems solved, that I'm sure it will happen. My point was only that I'd like it, and that thought of paying bills online 25 years ago was just as far fetched so don't abandon hope. I appreciate your expertise and the good explanations you provide. Thanks
  12. KAOSkins

    Is National Voter ID Law really that Bad???

    So much of my financial, social and civil life is already online. Anonymity pressing one button after I've been verified doesn't seem like it should be a deal breaker. Cost becomes an issue with your scenario I would think. Love sci-fi, I can't imagine they won't figure it out.
  13. KAOSkins

    Is National Voter ID Law really that Bad???

    Didn't say we had it ready to go. Just that I'd like it and we should get busy on tackling the pertinent and important issues you guys bring up. I think there are encryption methods that, even now, might work around the who has what data issue. The mention of disability was very relevant. I am disabled and going to vote on election day is a major pita. I do it on the big elections but on most I vote early and have on occasion voted for someone who I learned closer to the election date might not have been the best choice. So a method of voting from home, that wasn't just the blank ballot (which bad hubby no doubt filled in for his wife) I filled out and sent back - like the election I mentioned in my other post, would be something that would be of great benefit to me (and many others).
  14. KAOSkins

    Is National Voter ID Law really that Bad???

    I envision my own computer retaining the id and a way to have the government accept that.
  15. KAOSkins

    Is National Voter ID Law really that Bad???

    Let's get on with mainstreaming retinal IDs on the computer and make internet voting a thing. I just took part in the first mail in ballot election that my local officials tried. I have to admit, the fact it was so easy to fake a ballot was not lost on me. That, it seems to me, provides ammo to the righties that want strict ID laws and I don't like it. Perplexed.