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Felipe C

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Aug 15, 16

"Measure the water. Most rice cooker instructions recommend cold water. How much water you add depends on what kind of rice you're cooking and how moist you prefer it. There are often graduated marks on the inside of a rice cooker, indicating how much rice and water should be added, or instructions on the package of rice. Alternatively, use the following suggested amounts depending on your variety of rice, but keep in mind you can always adjust these in future if you prefer your rice more chewy or soft:
White, long grain - 1 3/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice (420 mL water per 240 mL rice)
White, medium grain - 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice (360 mL water per 240 mL rice)
White, short grain - 1 1/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice (300 mL water per 240 mL rice)
Brown, long grain - 2 1/4 cups of water per 1 cup of rice (520 mL water per 240 mL rice)
Sold as "parboiled" (not half-cooked at home) - 2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice
For Indian style rices like Basmati or Jasmine, less water is needed as a drier rice is desired, use no more than 1 1/2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice. Use only 1 to 1 if you washed the rice previously. It is ok to add bay leaves or cardamom pods directly to the rice cooker to enhance the flavor."

Aug 02, 15

"Immigrants to the US are learning English more quickly than previous generations

Concerns about whether immigrants are assimiliating in the US often focus on criticisms that they're not learning English quickly enough (think of outrage over phone systems that ask you to select English or Spanish). But in fact immigrants to the US today are learning and using English much more quickly than immigrants at the turn of the 20th century. More than 75 percent of all immigrants, and just less than 75 percent of Spanish-speaking immigrants, speak English within the first five years, compared to less than 50 percent of immigrants between 1900 and 1920."

  • ‘The devils seem to have a determination that cannot but be admired’, wrote General Sherman to his wife in March 1864. ‘No amount of poverty or adversity seems to shake their faith – niggers gone – wealth and luxury gone, money worthless, starvation in view within a period of two or three years, are causes enough to make the bravest tremble, yet I see no sign of let up – some few deserters – plenty tired of war, but the masses determined to fight it out’. Sherman’s subsequent actions underscored his belief that severe measures were necessary to break the dogged Confederate resistance.
Jun 04, 15

Sid Vicious:<br /><br />Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make Anarchy and disorder your trademarks, cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you alive.<br /><br />1977

Jul 28, 14

"if you want to connect people to more jobs, you might choose to put in more bus lines or bus rapid transit, rather than spend millions of dollars on a new rail line that will connect a city center to an airport, for example, and serve a richer population."

Jun 29, 14

"4. Its roots are inextricably linked with cultural appropriation.

Terre Thaemlitz, a vocal advocate for the diversity and awareness of the house scene in America, once described exactly this while talking about her opposition to Madonna's 'Vogue': "[It's] not that it was 'inauthentic', but that its terms of discourse misrepresented its relationship to vogueing by actively erasing the very contexts of Latina and African-American transgendered culture that inspired it (via lyrics about "It makes no difference if you're black or white, a boy or a girl"... it totally made a difference, and that social reality is where any real discussion on vogueing begins.)" Similarly, EDM culture has all but erased the roots of American electronic music from its own history."

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