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    Default Help me understand . . .

    . . . the difference between sea salt and kosher salt.

    . . . why Congress is voting on a resolution regarding Armenian genocide?

    . . . why Royksopp has never been to Coachella?

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    thank you food network

    Sea salt is harvested from evaporated seawater and receives little or no processing, leaving in tact the minerals from the water it came from. These minerals flavor and color the salt slightly. However, because these salts often come at a dear price, it is worth keeping in mind that they lose their unique flavor when cooked or dissolved.

    Kosher salt takes its name from its use in the koshering process. It contains no preservatives and can be derived from either seawater or underground sources. Aside from being a great salt to keep within arm's reach when you are cooking, it is particularly useful in preserving, because its large crystals draw moisture out of meats and other foods more effectively than other salts.
    i don't have an answer for your second question..and as for Royksopp, they better be at Coachella 08.

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    kosher salt is blessed in a way I guess..

    congress should do something about it, look at burbank and glendale california.

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    Kosher salt is large grain sodium chloride without any additives. This is what is used in preparation of Kosher meat.

    Sea salt is salt that comes from sea (ocean) water and is also generally large grained (at least compared to generic table salt.) It is mostly sodium complimenting the chloride but there are other cations as well.
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    Haha my roommate came home and I told her about The Darjeeling Limited so I lose the race for knowing answers.
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    Thanks Yahoo

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071011/...menia_genocide


    Congressional panel OKs Armenian measure

    WASHINGTON - A House panel defied President Bush on Wednesday and approved a measure that he said would damage U.S. goals in the Middle East.

    The measure that would recognize the World War I-era killings of Armenians as a genocide had been strongly opposed by Turkey, a key NATO ally that has supported U.S. efforts in Iraq.
    The House Foreign Affairs Committee's 27-21 vote now sends the measure to the House floor unless the Democratic leadership reverses course and heeds Bush's warnings.
    At issue is the killing of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I. Turkey denies that the deaths constituted genocide, says the toll has been inflated and insists that those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.
    Bush and other senior officials made a last-minute push to persuade lawmakers on the Foreign Affairs Committee to reject the measure.
    "Its passage would do great harm to our relations with a key ally in NATO and in the global war on terror," Bush said hours before the vote.
    The committee's chairman, Democratic Rep. Tom Lantos, expressed concerns about security implications of the resolution but ultimately voted in favor.
    Turkey raised the possibility of impeding logistical and other U.S. military traffic now using Turkish airspace.
    "Unfortunately, some politicians in the United States have once again sacrificed important matters to petty domestic politics despite all calls to commonsense," President Abdullah Gul was quoted as saying by the state-run news agency Anatolia.
    "Naturally, this is a sad decision," said Nabi Sensoy, Turkey's ambassador to the U.S., minutes after the vote. "No one can allow others to put an undeserved stain on them."
    On Wednesday, hundreds of Turks marched to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul to protest the bill.
    Armenian-American groups, who have worked for decades to pass a resolution, rejoiced at the committee's approval of the message.
    "The Foreign Affairs Committee's adoption today of the Armenian Genocide Resolution represents a meaningful step toward reclaiming our right_ as Americans to speak openly and honestly about the first genocide of the 20th Century," said Aram Hamparian, executive director of the Armenian National Committee of America.
    Earlier, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates conveyed their concerns.
    Passing the measure "at this time would be very problematic for everything we are trying to do in the Middle East," Rice told reporters at the White House.
    The vote comes at a tense time in the region. Turkey's government is seeking parliamentary approval for a military operation to chase separatist Kurdish rebels who operate from bases in northern Iraq. The move, opposed by the U.S., could open a new front in the most stable part of Iraq.
    The White House and Turkey are now expected to pressure Democratic leaders to keep the measure from going to a vote. But Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has signaled that they will have a hard sell.
    The administration made clear the stakes are high.
    Gates said 70 percent of U.S. air cargo headed for Iraq goes through Turkey, as does about one-third of the fuel used by the U.S. military in Iraq.
    "Access to airfields and to the roads and so on in Turkey would very much be put at risk if this resolution passes and Turkey reacts as strongly as we believe they will," Gates said. He also said that 95 percent of new vehicles designed to better protect against mine attacks are being flown through Turkey to get to Iraq.
    Lawmakers from both parties who supported the proposal said the moral implications outweighed security concerns and friendship with Turkey.
    "The sad truth is that the modern government of Turkey refuses to come to terms with this genocide," said Rep. Chris Smith, R.-N.J. "For Armenians everywhere, the Turkish government's denial is a slap in the face."
    Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, the resolution's sponsor, who is not on the committee, said that he hoped that it would now move quickly to a vote on the House floor.
    "America must speak candidly about the past not only to help heal the wounds of the survivors and the families of the victims, but to give the United States the moral authority it needs to take action against other genocides like that taking place today in Darfur," he said following the vote.
    Pelosi and the second-ranking Democrat in the House, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, met Wednesday with Turkish Ambassador Sensoy but emerged from the meeting unswayed. Hoyer told reporters he expects a floor vote on the measure before the House adjourns for the year.
    Hoyer said he hoped that Turkey would realize it is not a condemnation of its current government but rather of "another government, at another time."
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    Associated Press writer Anne Flaherty contributed to this report.
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    wow wow wow. Fuck Bush and good for Congress.

    Growing up in Glendale, I learned a lot about the genocide. My high school was half empty on Armenian Genocide day and we had to go to an assembly every year.

    No reason a genocide should not be recognized.
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    But, why does the US have to have an official document/declaration of such a thing? Is it normal practice for governments outside of the involved country to make such recognitions? I understand the UN, but why Congress?

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    Nancy Pelosi is the house speaker and a senator in California..California has loads of rich Armenians who have lobbied to make this happen....
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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    But, why does the US have to have an official document/declaration of such a thing? Is it normal practice for governments outside of the involved country to make such recognitions? I understand the UN, but why Congress?
    By passing a bill, it means all of America "officially" recognizes that a genocide has occurred. It's more out of respect? for a sovereign country. It's the same concept as going on strike, everyone has to vote to go on a strike to make it a united cause..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deviate_420 View Post
    By passing a bill, it means all of America "officially" recognizes that a genocide has occurred. It's more out of respect? for a sovereign country. It's the same concept as going on strike, everyone has to vote to go on a strike to make it a united cause..
    That still seems a little absurd to me. I understand taking the stand in relation to things we have done - The Japanese in WWII, the slaves, the Native Americans, etc. - but events outside of our "control?" I guess it could be argued that we should have done something and this is our way of saying sorry?

    Do other countries do this?

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    This thread was intended not only to answer my inquiries.

    (Nicely done BTW)

    But for others to post their questions too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    That still seems a little absurd to me. I understand taking the stand in relation to things we have done - The Japanese in WWII, the slaves, the Native Americans, etc. - but events outside of our "control?" I guess it could be argued that we should have done something and this is our way of saying sorry?

    Do other countries do this?
    Its stupid and it probably isn't going to do us any favors when it comes to Turkey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    That still seems a little absurd to me. I understand taking the stand in relation to things we have done - The Japanese in WWII, the slaves, the Native Americans, etc. - but events outside of our "control?" I guess it could be argued that we should have done something and this is our way of saying sorry?

    Do other countries do this?
    By formally recognizing that there was a genocide, we are allied with other countries that have formally recognized it. Thus adding pressure for Turkey to admit that there was a genocide. However by us passing this bill it blackballs turkey, who is allowing us to us there air space to engage in war in Iraq.
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    So, as I should have expected, it's a political power play and not a humanitarian thing at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    So, as I should have expected, it's a political power play and not a humanitarian thing at all?
    Well it is in a way. Most of the countries do it out of respect of there allies.
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    If a recipe calls for Kosher salt and I use sea salt instead, will it make a difference?

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    I don't think so. It will taste the same.

    But you might go to hell. That's the only difference.

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    I believe in Jesus. So, I should be Ok. Thanks for the warning though. Thank God, I'm Catholic. Forgiveness is the best.

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    I don't think God really cares what we eat anyway. But don't tell kosher salt. It's its only reason for being.

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    I will protect KS at all costs.

    Somebody has got to look out for the little guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by algunz View Post
    I will protect KS at all costs.

    Somebody has got to look out for the little guy.
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    I was talkin' about the li'l granuals of salt. They couldn't possibly stand up for themselves.

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    . . . why most women have natural instincts toward homosexuality, but only a special breed of men understand?
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    . . . why most women have natural instincts toward homosexuality, but only a special breed of men understand?
    women have natural instincts toward homosexuality? you mean why are women more likely to be bisexual than guys? i'd say because it is more socially acceptable for women to hook up with other women than it is for guys. i'm sure there are guys out there who would be more open to being bisexual if it weren't as looked down upon. plus, girls are just prettier than guys are in general.

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    yea, I guess my wording was a little off, and you make an excellent point.

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    I have a question: what causes those leg cramps that you sometimes get in the middle of the night? And why do Americans call them "charlie-horses"!?
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    Lack of exercise.

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    I think it's a build up of potassium and yea, that's probably from a lack of exercise or maybe over exercise - 'cuz I get them occassionally after I overextend myself.

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    Etymology

    The term may date back to American baseball slang of the 1880s, possibly from the pitcher Charley "Old Hoss" Radbourn who is said to have suffered from cramps. Another story mentions a horse named Charley that used to work at Comiskey Park, the Chicago White Sox' ballpark in Chicago. In those days, an old, retired horse was often called "Charley".
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