From: Les Cargill on
Zuke wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Oct 2009, Rod Speed wrote:
>
>> sr wrote
>>
>>> A statement was made on the PBS program that the Irish economy
>>> thrived because of the potato
>>
>> In fact its much more complicated than that and the english
>> continued to export grain grown there even when the irish
>> were starving during the potato blight famine.
>>
>>> ;that, the Irish had the full nutritional diet with just the potato
>>> and milk ! Wow, cheap enough!
>>
>> Yeah, and easy to grow potatoes yourself too.
>>
>> Not sure you really need the milk to have
>> an adequate diet, particularly for adults.
>>
>> I do eat quite a few potatoes, but always as veg with meat.
>>
>> But then I'm rolling in it and can eat anything I like.
>>
>> Rice is pretty cheap too, except when its price has spiked due to
>> drought etc.
>>
>
> That PBS show is based on a great book called "The Botany of Desire".
>


I completely enjoyed the exploitation of such a fallacy as artfully
as it was done. Excellent entertainment, leading to much provocation
of thought.

One method used for a long time is "thesis, antithesis, synthesis" and
I think this qualified for that program.

If you have Netflix, it will soon be streamed.

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Les Cargill
From: Les Cargill on
frater mus wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:58:45 -0400, sr wrote:
>
>> A statement was made on the PBS program that the Irish economy thrived
>> because of the potato ;that, the Irish had the full nutritional diet
>> with just the potato and milk ! Wow, cheap enough!
>
> In college I dated a vegetarian grrrl who ate, basically, only baked
> potatoes and Miller Lite.
>
> She was a little strange.
>
>
>

Was she bipolar?

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Les Cargill
From: sr on

"frater mus" <pan2009.fratermus(a)spamgourmet.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 21:58:45 -0400, sr wrote:
>
>> A statement was made on the PBS program that the Irish economy thrived
>> because of the potato ;that, the Irish had the full nutritional diet
>> with just the potato and milk ! Wow, cheap enough!
>
> In college I dated a vegetarian grrrl who ate, basically, only baked
> potatoes and Miller Lite.
>
> She was a little strange.
0000000000
>
She wasn't drinking that potato?
I love a salad with my baked potato. I believe the potato produces
serotonin, that is like a
tranquilizer, Not the word I wanted, but it has a calming effect on some
people.
> --
> L.V.X., brother mouse


From: sr on

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> "frater mus" <pan2009.fratermus(a)spamgourmet.net> wrote in message
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About Potatoes:
still cheap
The potato is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. One medium
potato provides a healthy dose of magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber, vitamin
C and niacin. 4 g of protein, 2.13 sugars,3.6 fiber size 2 1/4"
==========but----Genetically altered potatoes now being grown actually
produce their own insecticide.,( or was, at this time. the greeners
protested the Monsanto altered potato. This genetic alterning was done to
discourage the potato bug, to reduce chemical spray. A lot of chemicals go
into the dirt so, potato being a root veg, is going to be absorbed into the
potato. But the protesters, got it off the market, therefore, ---you know
the rest
===


>>
>> In college I dated a vegetarian grrrl who ate, basically, only baked
>> potatoes and Miller Lite.
>>
>> She was a little strange.
> 0000000000
>>
> She wasn't drinking that potato?
> I love a salad with my baked potato. I believe the potato produces
> serotonin, that is like a
> tranquilizer, Not the word I wanted, but it has a calming effect on some
> people.
>> --
>> L.V.X., brother mouse
>
>


From: Rod Speed on
sr wrote
> sr <solos42(a)uninets.net> wrote
>> frater mus <pan2009.fratermus(a)spamgourmet.net> wrote

> About Potatoes:
> still cheap

And very easy to grow too. Not even any starting cost, you can
grow them from the discards that have sprouted or have gone
green or even from the peelings or just the eyes from what you eat.

> The potato is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. One medium
> potato provides a healthy dose of magnesium, iron, potassium, fiber,
> vitamin C and niacin. 4 g of protein, 2.13 sugars,3.6 fiber size 2
> 1/4" ==========but----Genetically altered potatoes now being grown
> actually produce their own insecticide.,( or was, at this time. the
> greeners protested the Monsanto altered potato. This genetic
> alterning was done to discourage the potato bug, to reduce chemical
> spray. A lot of chemicals go into the dirt so, potato being a root
> veg, is going to be absorbed into the potato. But the protesters,
> got it off the market, therefore, ---you know the rest
> ===

Its still available if you want it.

>>> In college I dated a vegetarian grrrl who ate, basically, only baked
>>> potatoes and Miller Lite.
>>>
>>> She was a little strange.
>> 0000000000
>>>
>> She wasn't drinking that potato?
>> I love a salad with my baked potato. I believe the potato produces
>> serotonin, that is like a
>> tranquilizer, Not the word I wanted, but it has a calming effect on
>> some people.