Monday, September 28, 2009

Suffrage & national performance & behavior historically

I have put up a web page on the Angelfire server, entitled: "Suffrage and Voting Rights in Relation to Historical Performance of Nations & Conflicts Between Nations...An attempt to discern what forms of government produce the best national performance, and how governments featuring different levels of democracy can be expected to interact with each other" at:

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Friday, September 25, 2009

High school soccer page updates

I updated the web page about Massachusetts high school soccer and football at at 8:28 PM 9/25/2009. This page was originally linked to in my post at

This is the blog-post ( at which I will keep a record of updates of the page so that you will not miss out on the latest thing.

1:26 AM 10/2/2009 woops I changed my mind. This blog-post will no longer list the updates at the page. Henceforth the updates will be listed on the page itself. I updated the page today, the page is now at the version 2 stage.

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Boys High School Soccer in Massachusetts--rankings by leagues and divisions

I got frustrated by what seemed to me to be confusion regarding questions such as: how strong are the various leagues and divisions in Massachusetts Boys High School soccer; how are these leagues and divisions organized; how do they correspond with the better known football leagues and divisions. So I set out to cast some light on the darkness.

The information I obtained is shown at:

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cooking Brazilian Feijoada de-mystified

To simplify the Feijoada cooking process, I created two web pages. is a table for keeping track of ingredients and ingredient quantities used in various versions of Feijoada. is a rewrite of the difficult to understand Whole Foods recipe at

Both pages halve the quantities in the Whole Foods recipe changed from prepared for eight, to prepared for four.

I tried the Brazilian Feijoada at the Whole Foods Hot foods bar in Newtonville. I thought: this tastes great; it uses inexpensive ingredients; it uses nutritious ingredients; it provides a balance of vegetable and meat ingredients; it uses meat ingredients to render vegetable ingredients more appetizing and palatable than they usually are.

Alexx, a guy who works at the Deli at Whole Foods Newtonville, told me that Brazilian Feijoada is 'Brazilian slave food'. In fact the next time they had Brazilian food at their hot foods bar there was no 'slave food' Feijoada available. I assumed Alexx knew what he was talking about because he looked South American. However, at I read that Feijoada is Brazil's "national dish".

Wikipedia states at that "In Brazil, Feijoada is considered the national dish, which was brought to South America by the Portuguese, based in ancient Feijoada recipes from the Portuguese regions of Beira, Estremadura and Trás-os-Montes".

So Feijoada actually is not merely a 'slave food' but rather the flagship food of Brazil. Then again maybe some think that the New Word Order is that a national food is a slave food because a typical person in a nation is merely a slave.

Kale is indeed nutritious, "very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin, and reasonably rich in calcium." ( Kale has a long history of being an important part of the diet in Europe.

(Patients taking meds such as Warfarin should consider avoiding Kale, says Wiki, because Kale increases Vitamin K levels, whereas the meds are attempting to reduce vitamin K levels).

The black beans in the Feijoada are according to Whole Foods ( extremely nutritious, a great source of antioxidants, fibre, protein, and minerals. The vegetable protein in the beans compliments the animal protein in the pork.

The broth used in the Feijoada is a natural source of many helpful nutrients such as Gelatin, which ounce for ounce is extremely high in protein (

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