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Iris Tramm
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We need fewer chickens.
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Affirmative. A Rooster Removal Service would be most welcome.

Or, say, an annual coq au vin cooking competition?

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Posted : April 11, 2013 11:03 pm
STXBob
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Oh - $8 for half a gallon of milk? Please tell me there is sarcasm in that statement...

None whatsoever. Welcome to Paradox.

Where do find milk at $8 for half a gallon, and what kind of milk is it?
On STX, we pay $5.99 for a gallon of run-of-the-mill skim milk at Pueblo or Plaza Extra.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 2:07 am
speee1dy
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that could be the organic milk

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Posted : April 12, 2013 12:51 pm
Jamison
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I buy bulk almonds and make milk when I need it. It's cheap and much healthier.

We just need more people who are selfless and enjoy being "helpers" of others. People who will pick up garbage, instead of yelling at the person who threw it. Somebody who brings a cup, instead of just complaining about the Styrofoam. People who appreciate locally grown food and don't get mad because the premade garbage at the store is super expensive.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 1:03 pm
Iris Tramm
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Oh - $8 for half a gallon of milk? Please tell me there is sarcasm in that statement...

None whatsoever. Welcome to Paradox.

Where do find milk at $8 for half a gallon, and what kind of milk is it?
On STX, we pay $5.99 for a gallon of run-of-the-mill skim milk at Pueblo or Plaza Extra.

A half-gallon of organic Horizon at Food Town costs $7.99. A lot of the other milk sold in the VI is reconstituted. Guess it depends on how much you care about what you put in your body.

Pine nuts? Something like $15 for a tiny bag. That's why you'll never see real pesto. They sell something called "walnut" pesto. Guess what? Walnut pesto is NOT pesto.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 2:53 pm
VIsnorkeler
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SERIOUSLY, need fewer chickens. I remember, soon after our arrival, telling my friends back home that the road kill here isn't dogs and squirrels, it's chickens and iguanas.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 2:55 pm
BeachcomberStt
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On Stt, Dankin (run-of-the-)milk's price increased from $5.99/gallon to $6.58/gallon or $3.88/half gallon at Pueblo.
Don't know prices at Stt Plaza Extra or at Stx Pueblo or Plaza Extra. .

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Posted : April 12, 2013 2:57 pm
Iris Tramm
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I buy bulk almonds and make milk when I need it. It's cheap and much healthier.

We just need more people who are selfless and enjoy being "helpers" of others. People who will pick up garbage, instead of yelling at the person who threw it. Somebody who brings a cup, instead of just complaining about the Styrofoam. People who appreciate locally grown food and don't get mad because the premade garbage at the store is super expensive.

To that end, let me offer a shout out to the Ridge to Reef Community Supported Agriculture program. They run a FANTASTIC farm and produce some of the best produce on the island. All local. All good. And not terribly expensive. A 12 week share ends up running around $30 a week. They now do deliveries to STT as well as STX, where they are located.

Website: www.ridge2reef.org

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Posted : April 12, 2013 3:05 pm
OldTart
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Or, say, an annual coq au vin cooking competition?

I wouldn't waste the wine on those scrawny old 'tings.

One gallon of "FarmFresh" whole milk was $6.49 at STT CULess yesterday.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 3:07 pm
Iris Tramm
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Or, say, an annual coq au vin cooking competition?

I wouldn't waste the wine on those scrawny old 'tings.

One gallon of "FarmFresh" whole milk was $6.49 at STT CULess yesterday.

Heh. Yeah. They'd need a lot of wine. But that's the fun part.

Again, a lot of the "cheap" milk isn't really "farm fresh" milk. It's reconstituted. To each their own.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 3:11 pm
Andrea266
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We need midwives and/our doulas. I know plenty of women who want to have home births, but there is just one midwife operating in the STT-STJ district.

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Posted : April 12, 2013 3:17 pm
Jamison
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I buy bulk almonds and make milk when I need it. It's cheap and much healthier.

We just need more people who are selfless and enjoy being "helpers" of others. People who will pick up garbage, instead of yelling at the person who threw it. Somebody who brings a cup, instead of just complaining about the Styrofoam. People who appreciate locally grown food and don't get mad because the premade garbage at the store is super expensive.

To that end, let me offer a shout out to the Ridge to Reef Community Supported Agriculture program. They run a FANTASTIC farm and produce some of the best produce on the island. All local. All good. And not terribly expensive. A 12 week share ends up running around $30 a week. They now do deliveries to STT as well as STX, where they are located.

Website: www.ridge2reef.org

STJ too. I'm getting on the CSA list if I can next time. It's pretty full though. Monday night I'm the guest chef doing the vegetarian dinner (vegan actually).

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Posted : April 12, 2013 5:04 pm
speee1dy
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what is reconstituted milk

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Posted : April 12, 2013 6:48 pm
LiquidFluoride
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what is reconstituted milk

his statements are not accurate, most that milk is NOT any more reconstituted than any other milk.

reconstituted past participle, past tense of re·con·sti·tute (Verb)

Verb

1.Build up again from parts; reconstruct.
2.Change the form and organization of (an institution).

Basically they would dehydrate or seperate the milk then put it back together

though it most certainly is not "farm fresh" either (though what really is, horizens certainly isnt)

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Posted : April 12, 2013 7:01 pm
speee1dy
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i like crowleys milk the best

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Posted : April 12, 2013 7:23 pm
Ca. Dreamers
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SERIOUSLY, need fewer chickens. I remember, soon after our arrival, telling my friends back home that the road kill here isn't dogs and squirrels, it's chickens and iguanas.

Coyotes love chicken!

Bring some with you.

CD

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Posted : April 13, 2013 12:17 pm
loungestx
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Private police force?

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Posted : April 13, 2013 5:59 pm
speee1dy
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sheriff joe would be nice

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Posted : April 13, 2013 8:05 pm
divinggirl
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sheriff joe would be nice

(tu)

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Posted : April 13, 2013 10:11 pm
sunshinefun
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Burger King...and an oil refinery.

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Posted : April 16, 2013 12:25 pm
speee1dy
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dunkin donuts, del taco

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Posted : April 16, 2013 12:50 pm
iguanabanana
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I've seen lot's of folks say there is a huge need for grant writers, but coming from a very successful grant writer who was not able to find a grant writing job (after many many inquiries) I took what I could get and am now having my soul sucked dry in retail... It seems to be all about who you know here, despite qualifications and achievements (not much different than the states, but much more pronounced and obvious).

I would say we also need people who advocate for individuals with disabilities - home health, independent living, etc.

Also, a neurosurgeon.. I am pretty sure we don't have one on STT.

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Posted : April 18, 2013 2:26 pm
fdr
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I've seen lot's of folks say there is a huge need for grant writers, but coming from a very successful grant writer who was not able to find a grant writing job (after many many inquiries) I took what I could get and am now having my soul sucked dry in retail...

Oh, there is indeed a huge need for grant writers here -- but nobody wants to pay anything even close to what their services are worth!

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Posted : April 18, 2013 2:44 pm
Alana33
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I was under the impression that grant writers got a percentage of the amount of the grant given.
Seems a waste not to pay someone to bring money in rather than to not get any at all. Just my opinion.

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Posted : April 18, 2013 4:04 pm
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