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It’s not your imagination, you really are getting gouged.
Well for me it isn’t so bad because I have a very large summer garden that supplies me with lots of fresh, organic vegetables. The rest I freeze for the winter months. unfortunately Lettuce is a problem as I can only grow so much indoor int he winter. I suggest most people would be wise to use any space you have to growing veggies in the summer months. Bay windows are great for growing lettuce in the winter as well. Some people have converted sections of front lawns to growing vegetables as well. Something to consider to cut some of your grocery expenses. Okay on the article.
Are you feeling the grocery gouge? Well, it’s not just in your head.
A study out of the University of Guelph’s food institute found food prices have outpaced inflation for the fourth year in a row, rising four per cent since 2014. As a result, the average Canadian household spent about $325 more on groceries this year. And the institute is predicting food costs will rise by another four per cent in 2016.
Part of the reason for the problem has been tied to weather (which is driving up the price of lettuce), but it’s also based on the fact that Canada imports much of its food supply.
“Of all the fruits and vegetables we consume, 80 per cent is imported which makes fruits and vegetables highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations,” Co-Author of the Food Price Report, Sylvain Charlebois said.
So where are prices rising the most? Vegetables are king of the gouge, with a price 10 per cent higher than you’d pay in 2014. Fruits and nuts trail behind at nine per cent, while meat rose 5 per cent. Seafood, dairy and grains had more modest gains, so you could save money by stocking your cart full of those items.
The only good news is, restaurants are somewhat comparatively cheaper to eat at this year, given menu costs have only risen by just shy of three per cent. But it looks like you’ll have to eat selectively to really keep your grocery bills down in the future.
This threat by ISIL especially at this present time has been an ongoing situation the the Muslim world supposedly has aspired to accomplish. I found this an interesting article by Theodore Shoebat. Has some good history in it and is worth reading. It may forecast the world of the near future. Of course it is up to you to decide which way things will go so read on, it’s a bit lengthy.
I remember a few years ago spending time with an Evangelical friend of mine. Within our conversation, somehow, the subject of the Crusades came up. Of course, I defended the Crusades, explaining that they were fighting off Islamic invaders in the Middle East. He, on the other hand, vehemently condemned the Crusaders as evil and barbarous people. I asked him, “Who would you rather win, the Muslims or the Crusaders?” He said, with a tone of vitriol, “It doesn’t matter, they are both the same! I would not care at all if the Muslims invaded the Vatican, the Catholics are just as evil.”
This is the predicament that we are in. While the Vatican is hated as the Harlot of Babylon, the Muslims are currently conspiring to take over and destroy Rome. And many would not have a problem with this. Keep reading, there’s more to learn
Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, explains in five eye-opening minutes.
The 7-year-old boy who had Christmas early in St. George, has died.
The family of Evan Leversage has asked us to share these photos with you. Tthe 7-year-old was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour two days before his second birthday.
In a statement, his mother says he died with the most beautiful smile on his face.
Evan attracted international attention in October when his hometown of St. George granted him his wish of celebrating Christmas one last time.
I just wanted to put this up because it was such a sad story. This was so sad to happen and nothing anyone can say will ease the pain for the parents. My sympathy goes out to them. Rest easy little guy you have begun your new and amazing journey.
‘Be the teacher America’s children of color deserve, because we, the teachers, are responsible for instilling empathy and understanding in the hearts of all kids. We are responsible for the future of this country.’
Fifth-grade teacher Emily E. Smith is not your ordinary teacher.
She founded The Hive Society — a classroom that’s all about inspiring children to learn more about their world … and themselves — by interacting with literature and current events. Students watch TED talks, read Rolling Stone, and analyze infographics. She even has a long-distance running club to encourage students to take care of their minds and bodies. Keep reading, there’s more to learn
After the attack at a social services facility in San Bernadino, CA, which left fourteen dead and twenty-one wounded, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wasted no time in holding a press conference in California to defend Islam.
That’s like saying that sharks aren’t violent after they’ve snacked on a few dozen beach goers. Keep reading, more to think about below!
This is an article from 2004.
David Dolan writes: TOKYO, 17 July 2004 — Imam Cemil Ayaz makes it clear when he sits down for a chat about Islam in Japan, terrorism is not up for discussion. In fact, says the prayer leader and director of Tokyo’s most prominent mosque, don’t even mention the word.
“Islam is a religion of peace and a religion of love,” said the Turkish imam through an interpreter. Like the imam, many Muslims in Japan struggle to disassociate their religion from images of militancy and violence. Keep reading, there’s more to learn
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Come on this is priceless…only in Saudi Arabia you say???
Jordan Gold writes: Saudi Arabia’s laughably prestigious University of Qassim played host to one of the biggest women’s rights conferences in the Arab world in 2012. Ironically, the institution managed to hold the event without the advice or attendance of a single woman. Keep reading, more absurdity below!
Norway is standing up at last, and here is how from reporter Virginia Kruta.
While many have been focusing on the crisis in western Europe following terrorist attacks in Paris that were at least in part tied to Syrian refugees, migrants are also having a profound impact much farther north.
The Russian/Norwegian border has become a target for many migrants despite the increasingly arctic temperatures, simply because it cuts out the necessity of a water crossing.
But recent relations between Russia and Norway have complicated things, and the increased expense due to thousands of refugees – with more coming every day – has placed a strain on the Norwegian economy. Keep reading, there’s more info!
Local imam Nidal candidates agreed with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial plan to institute a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” until a further review can be conducted by “country representatives.”
Alsayyed told 12News exclusively, “I certainly see it to be wise (to) stop temporarily accepting any new Muslim immigrants (refugees and non-refugees) into the United States.”
His justification, Alsayyed said, “is based on the fact that we can hardly distinguish who is Muslim and who is not. Islam is not about an ID card or last name or shouting ‘Allahu Akbar.’”
Trump on Monday said, “our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
The imam, who leads the Islamic Center of Triplex in Beaumont, said while he agrees with Trump on closing the door Keep reading, there’s more!
How does CAIR know so much about Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the two San Bernardino shooters? We’re not the only one’s who thought this press conference, where they presented the guy’s brother in law, yet didn’t let him answer questions, as being sudden and odd…
Okay this is a long one. A little education for us.
The Number of People Enslaved
The number of people enslaved by Muslims has been a hotly debated topic, especially when the millions of Africans forced from their homelands are considered.
Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world.
Dr. John Alembellah Azumah in his 2001 book, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa estimates that over 80 million Black people more died en route.
Arab Enslavers Practiced Genetic Warfare
The Arab slave trade typically dealt in the sale of castrated male slaves. Black boys between the age of 8 and 12 had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing. About six of every 10 boys bled to death during the procedure, Keep reading, there’s more to learn
Saudi-Born Singer Shams Bandar Drops Truth Bombs on Arab TV: “Why do we Pin all our Problems on the West? – For 1,400 years We have been Slaughtering one Another”
Saudi-born singer Shams Bandar was recently highlighted on Arab television and was questioned about her standing against Arab citizenship and being in favor of foreign citizenship for Arabs who wanted to leave their oppressive lands. Bandar then dropped a truth bomb on the Arab world, in which she said that the West was not to blame for the miseries of the Muslim world, but rather they should speak truth to themselves Keep reading, there’s more info!
The history of Islam in Europe and how it effects us to this day.
This is a history based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.
The history of Islam in Europe and how it effects us to this day. This is a history based on numbers and facts that you may not see anywhere else and explains why we may be afraid to see Islam for what it is based on its own doctrine and practice.