Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Make Mom's Day On Sunday With Chocolate Mud Cake!!

This is one of my favourite chocolate recipes. It's easy, it's scrummy and it gets you Brownie Points from anyone who is lucky enough to get a piece of it!

I found this recipe in a supermarket magazine. (Asda)

  • 200g butter (plus extra for greasing)
  • 200g good quality dark chocolate - at least 70% cocoa.
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 30cm x 16cm baking tray with baking paper, greased and lightly floured. Or use baking parchment.

2 Cube the butter and break up the chocolate. Put in a glass bowl placed over a pan of simmering water and gently melt. Remove from the pan.

3 Whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and mousse-like, then add the chocolate mixture and whisk again.

4 Pour the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 12-14 minutes. Leave to cool, then remove from the tin.

  • Don't use cooking chocolate. It contains a lot of additives and is designed to be glossy when melted and re-set. Since the chocolate here is in the cooking, no need to worry about it's being glossy. Just go for the good quality stuff!!
  • When the cake is cooked, it will have a crust over what looks like goo! No worries. It will set some more as it cools.
  • Absolutely scrummy served with mascarpone and toasted flaked almonds.

Muslim Demographics: A Call To Action

With thanks to Dr Alan Clifford of Norwich Reformed Church for this video link.

Prison Planet Needs More Fuel

The Alex Jones YouTube channel was suspended this week after Alex produced an article from the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, holding Alex responsible for some nutter killing police officers, simply because that nutter had visited Alex's web site and left comments.

The Alex Jones YouTube channel was actually set up by someone who admired Alex's work and it quickly achieved the status of one of the most viewed YouTube channels. The Pittsburg Post-Gazette somehow managed to get the Alex Jones channel suspended, claiming copyright infringement! Of a newspaper in the public domain?

Here, Alex is responding to those who have attacked him and asking for people to subscribe to Prison Planet to help this alternative news media keep going.

Folks, you can help Alex and Prison Planet keep going, getting the alternative news to us, bringing the important guest speakers to the air, and producing significant films like "The Obama Deception," by making sure the videos go viral: place them on your web site. You can subscribe to Prison Planet for a few dollars a month or give a donation.

Alex Jones interviews the economist Jeffrey Miron on the problems of illegal drugs

Last night, Alex Jones did an in-depth interview with economist Jeffrey Miron, who presents very good, rational arguments for the legalisation of all drugs. I consider those arguments to be logical and compassionate, in terms of reducing crime and de-criminalising the drug user. Some people will always misuse drugs, prescription, alcohol, or those which are now illegal.

I could present my own reasons for legalising all drugs, but I would not be able to express those reasons better than Transform, which was set up in the mid-nineties in Bristol, UK, by Danny Kushlick. So, I will present Transform's published statements.

"Dismantling prohibition and regulating the market will have a number of direct and immediate impacts:
  • Restoration of human rights and dignity to the marginalised and disadvantaged.
    Only a few decades ago problematic drug users were treated in the UK for what they were - people desperately in need of help. Prohibition turns the majority of those without substantial private means into criminal outcasts, throwing yet more obstacles in the way of effective treatment, reducing access to employment, housing, personal finance, and achieving a generally productive and healthy life.
  • A substantial decrease in the largest cause of acquisitive crime, gun crime and street prostitution.
    As with alcohol prohibition in the US, drug prohibition has gifted the market to organised criminals. The deregulated market leads to extortionate street prices that in turn result in very high levels of acquisitive crime and street prostitution amongst low income dependent users, and violent 'turf wars' over control of the lucrative trade. The Home Office estimates that over half of all property crime is related to fundraising to buy illegal drugs, and police have identified illegal drug markets as the key engine behind the UK's burgeoning gun culture.
  • Huge reductions in the non-violent prison population.
    Over half of the UK prison population is made up of dependent heroin and crack users convicted of property crimes to support their habits. Prison has proven to be a hugely expensive and singularly ineffective and inappropriate environment in which to address drug misuse issues.
  • A "peace dividend" from ending the drug war.
    In a study commissioned by the Home Office, York University estimated the social and economic costs of heroin and cocaine use in 2000 to be between £10.1 and £17.4 billion - the bulk of which are costs to the victims of drug-related crime. Billions currently wasted each year on counter productive enforcement could be freed up to fund drug treatment and education, non drug related policing activities, and other social programmes."
Read more on the Transform web site. (Link above)

Alex Jones with Jeffrey Miron. (The first person being interviewed in Part 1 is Mike Rivero, who is talking about the mainstream media.)