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Old 10-31-2013, 10:08 AM   #61
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Interesting that one of the top three is grown in South Carolina, I didn't know we could get them that hot here.

I learned this weekend that if you put a marshmallow in the microwave for 20 seconds, it puffs up to 4 times the size, and makes a really fast s'more! Good use for the leftovers from our camping trip.
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I learned that:
A child born today as an American Citizen will inherit, as a share of America's Assets, a total of:
$333,000
and a liability of:
$1,102,000
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Today I learned that all the good restaurants within 20 miles are closed on Tuesdays.
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:40 PM   #64
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Interesting that one of the top three is grown in South Carolina, I didn't know we could get them that hot here...
Your post made me do a bit more research, and I found this: So God Made the World's Hottest Pepper - Nicholas Hunt - The Atlantic.

Here's what the devil looks like:



From the above article and others, I learned that:

1) Some of these fiery record pepper producing plants were crossbreeds that required meticulous cultivation over several generations of plant.

2) Pepper leaves are edible, and used in Filipino, Korean, and Japanese cuisines. This edibility is true of all species of Capsicum.

3) There is chilihead subculture. I was reminded of a show on FoodTV some years ago, when they showed a club where pepper enthusiasts met periodically to exchange fiery dishes. Some members were shown popping down habanero like M&M. Good Lord!

4) England and Australia are two other chilihead hotbeds besides the US. All English-speaking nations. How 'bout other Asian countries?
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I read that same article and I had no idea there was such fierce combat over the proprietary seeds and "stability" of outcrosses. They all sounded a bit more than kooky to me, to be honest.
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I learned that:
A child born today as an American Citizen will inherit, as a share of America's Assets, a total of:
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and a liability of:
$1,102,000
Assuming that your numbers are correct, and that the asset number above is everything, including assets of all billionaires in this nation, then if we confiscate the property of everyone, ourselves included, we still do not raise enough to pay for the liability.

But, but the other number, that liability, that's what we are projecting to spend in the future, and it is not cast in stone. So we need to reduce it, and at the same time find a way to generate more revenue from the assets to pay for the expenses.

Just seizing that asset, which also stops the revenue stream from it, is not going to solve our problem. Your number already shows that is way too little.
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Assuming that your numbers are correct, and that the asset number above is everything, including assets of all billionaires in this nation, then if we confiscate the property of everyone, ourselves included, we still do not raise enough to pay for the liability.

But, but the other number, that liability, that's what we are projecting to spend in the future, and it is not cast in stone. So we need to reduce it, and at the same time find a way to generate more revenue from the assets to pay for the expenses.

Just seizing that asset, which also stops the revenue stream from it, is not going to solve our problem. Your number already shows that is way too little.
I learned that the net worth of all us households and nonprofit organizations is 74 trillion dollars: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releas...rent/z1r-5.pdf
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Some members were shown popping down habanero like M&M. Good Lord!
I used to win bar beer bets doing that with ones from a brine(?) jar at the bar. One at a time though, not like M&Ms.

Ever notice that free beer always tastes better?
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I used to win bar beer bets doing that with ones from a brine(?) jar at the bar. One at a time though, not like M&Ms.

Ever notice that free beer always tastes better?


My college days we would go for late night dinner, sometimes had jalapeño eating contests. Loser was the first to eat or drink anything other than full sized peppers, and had to pay for dinner. I was a flat broke college student and never lost. Well, that is, I never paid dinner for anyone else. Next day was a different story.
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Grew Habeneros a few years. Folks that eat them talk about the sweet fruity taste. Its true, after enough exposure your taste buds don't feel the fire so much(some legends suggest you burn them). My findings were that my taste got used to them.

The rest of my digestive system never did!

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I thought I was a pepper hothead, but that's relative to people around me.

At megacorp, for Friday we used to go to a Buffalo hot wing place. One week, by consensus we ordered several plates of their hottest grade. Washing it down with pitchers of beer was not too tough. Suffering the day later was something else!

But anyway, I will be on the lookout for a dish that incorporates some pepper plant leaves. Wonder what that tastes like. I should go out to the backyard to see if my wife still has that pepper plant in the corner.
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