Let them eat humble’s pies?

 

And if you don't like the filling, perhaps you'll eat the upper crust

And if you don’t like the filling, perhaps you’ll eat the upper crust

British TV personality and eco-nut Kate Humble says food is too cheap for the masses

TV presenter Kate Humble has claimed food is not expensive enough.

The 45-year-old Lambing Live star accused the public of not valuing food because it was too cheap – and they were disconnected from the farming process.

Humble, who has presented popular science and wildlife programmes for the past 15 years, told the Guardian: ‘Food waste is endemic but we don’t value food because it’s not expensive enough.

‘Four pints of milk for a quid, are you kidding me? And the reason we can buy that without thinking of the implications is because we’re so disconnected from the land and farming process.’

But with food prices rising, the former Springwatch presenter’s comments may infuriate some.

Earlier this week, a charity claimed it had handed out than a million emergency food parcels last year.

Mrs Humble was speaking at her 117-acre former council farm in Trellech, Monmouth, which she runs with her TV director husband Ludo Graham.

I’m not exactly sure of the value of 117 acres of farmland in England, nor what  the combined salaries of a TV director and a “television personality” amount to, but I’m fairly certain that Miss Humble doesn’t live on the same income as the great unwashed she demands pay up. Isn’t it always that way?

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Bring your crosses, lit or unlit, and your prayers

lucifer's TesticlesGlenville Firemen to host Easter Egg hunt Saturday, 10:00 AM!

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Low inventory = fast sales

 

16 Licata Terrace

16 Licata Terrace

16 Licata Terrace, three bedrooms, $1.350, already has a contract. Wouldn’t necessarily be my first choice but these days, there’s not much choice at all.

Owner paid $911,500 for it in 2009. Just saying.

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Pricey Belle Haven land

204 Otter Rock

204 Otter Rock

New listing at 204 Otter Rock, three acres for $15 million. It’s one acre zoning but with subdivision rules being what they are, you’ll get two lots out of this, not three. $7.5 for a landlocked building lot? We’ll see.

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Headed for the wrecker’s ball

39 Patterson Avenue

39 Patterson Avenue

A reader reports that a demolition permit has been filed with the town for the removal of 39 Patterson Avenue from this world. He says it’s printed in the paper version of today’s Greenwich Time, which I don’t subscribe to, and the town’s building department site doesn’t seem to have such permits available on line, but I assume his report is accurate – there’s not a heck of a lot worth salvaging in this old queen.

The old listing was $3.99 million and it expired unsold, but it popped up again a week ago just to record that a contract had been signed. No indication of price, but I’ll be interested to see what 0.83 of an acre sells for here.

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Jews ordered to register in Ukraine

390And so it begins, again.

In what sounds like an eerie return to the 1930s,Israeli news website YNetNews.com reports pro-Russian militants in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk are ordering Jewish residents to “register” with them.

Masked men passed along leaflets to Jews leaving a synagogue, ordering them to pay a $50 registration fee and provide a list of property they currently own. Failure to do so would mean a forfeiture of citizenship, deportation and confiscation of their belongings.

The flyer reads in full:

“Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,

“Due to the fact that the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk, (the interim government) has decided that all citizens of Jewish descent, over 16 years of age and residing within the republic’s territory are required to report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and register.

“ID and passport are required to register your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles.

“Evasion of registration will result in citizenship revoke and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property.”

 

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Forgive them, Father, they know not what we do

 

X rated

X rated

Oxford England City Council bans Good Friday production of the Passion of Christ because they think it’s a live sex show.

Through centuries and across countries, it has remained a staple of traditional Easter celebrations. But that rich history, it seems, has been rather lost on one council bureaucrat – who forced a church to cancel its Passion play because he apparently thought it was a sex show. The performance, telling the story of the crucifixion of Christ, had been planned for Good Friday by St Stephen’s House Theological College and Saints Mary and John Church in Oxford. That was until an official at the local Labour council refused to rubber-stamp the event, forcing the church to scrap it at short notice.

Interesting vocabulary tidbit: the Daily Mail’s headline reads, “Gormless City Council bans …”  I assumed that “gormless” was a section of Oxford  (or something) but I looked it up and it’s an English expression for stupid, dull-witted twits. I have added it to my lexicon.

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