Thursday, February 25, 2010


Greed is evil, but is money? Remember the saying, "The love of money is the root of all evil?" I think that's even scriptural. Here the word "love" is key as in "love of money." That "love of money" is what leads to greed, not the money or having money itself.

Money can lead one to being evil but having money doesn't make everyone who has it evil. Only evil people are greedy with money. We have plenty of wealthy people who are not greedy. Some wealthy people are among the kindest and most generous and charitable among us. There is nothing evil or greedy about them. Still, others blessed with wealth do meet that evil and greedy profile that all good people despise.

A good analogy is those leftists who declare that guns are evil. Guns don't kill but some people who have guns do kill. However, the overwhelming majority of gun owners are not killers. There are probably far more violent people who don't own guns then those who do.

They're also plenty of people of modest means who are extremely greedy and selfish. Most of us know people like that and have witnessed and/or experienced it far to often. It's about what is in your heart, not what is in your possession. We ought never lose sight of that.

Money is a necessity but like food and water, too much of it will make you fat and unhealthy and will eventually kill you, but not enough of it can kill you too. Think about it, it's true.

Here's how I view it. Greed is bad. Ambition is good. Charity is good but "transferring wealth" is bad. Charity is freely giving to the needy and destitute but "transferring wealth" is just plain ol' theft through legal coercion and mandate. It's repugnant and evil. It is the essence of "greed."

It's not wrong to aspire to a better life. It is wrong to aspire to a better life at someone else's expense (i.e. transferring wealth) instead of taking advantage of opportunity and earning it yourself. If you didn't earn it, you don't deserve it and you are certainly NOT entitled to it. If you get something that you didn't earn then show a lot of gratitude because your benefit is a gift, not a right. An obvious exception is children, all of whom are dependent minors who always deserve to be cared for. They will grow in to their responsibility like everyone else.

Those who are poor through no fault of their own should be helped. That's what genuine charity is all about. Good people don't object to such charity, they embrace it and give freely and often. It's the "Christian thing" to do. However, if you dropped out of school, became a drug addict or an alcoholic, choose to break the law and develop a criminal record, got bad grades and flunked out of school because you were to lazy to study, if injured yourself because you elected to do something stupid, if you got an STD because you were promiscuous, or if you failed to show up for work or didn't earn your pay while at work and got fired, etc. etc., then that's on you. Your bad luck was self-made. It's your own damn fault. You don't deserve charity. The only thing you earned and deserve is a whole lot of ridicule and a good swift kick in the posterior. Perhaps you deserve a "second chance" or even a "third chance" to "earn" and get it right, but you are not entitled to anything.

To take from hard working Americans who weren't lazy, who did study hard, who played by the rules, obeyed the law, who saved and sacrificed, who had a good work ethic, who served their country, who behaved responsibly, etc. etc., and then force them to "share their wealth" with these others who elected to do the opposite is both immoral and sinful. It is wholly unfair and completely unjust.

Inheritance is neither earned or deserved although far to many people believe that it is. If you feel "entitled" to your inheritance then you are an especially greedy person. You may have a legal right to your inheritance in much the same way as a lottery winner has a right to his or her winnings, but neither of your earned it. Both of you just got lucky. You are not "entitled" to it. With two exceptions that I will discuss later, entitlements should not be "won," the should always be "earned." An example of earned is a pension "earned" for work. If you did the work, met your contractual obligations, then you are indeed "entitled" to the benefit.

Think about this, just because your parents worked hard and earned a small fortune, how does that in anyway "entitle" you to what they have? It's not yours. You didn't earn any of it. How dare you think that you have a birthright to it?

Certainly, if your parents want to "will" their fortune to someone that is entirely there business. It's their money so they can do what ever they want with it. Just be mindful that inheritance is still a gift, not an entitlement, and should be received with gratitude. You don't deserve boasting rights if you become rich through inheritance. Pride like that is a sin. You should feel especially humbled when you receive such good fortune.

Of course, the state has even less right to your parents' wealth then you do. For this reason alone inheritance is a good thing, no doubt about it. Without inheritance anything left behind by an industrious and successful hard workers would end up in the coffers of government. There it would quickly disappear, spent by corrupt politicians who clearly didn't earn any of it, and who will never feel a shred of gratitude or humility upon receiving it. Politicians, with very few exceptions, have largely become among the most selfish, corrupt and greedy group of people in human history.

People who paid in to social security and MEDICARE are "entitled" to compensation when they reach the appropriate age. They earned it. They fulfilled their obligations as citizens to both trust funds. That makes it an "entitlement." However, those who did not contribute to the social security or MEDICARE trust funds should not be in anyway entitled to social security compensation or MEDICARE. If they are indigent and sick, let them receive MEDICAID, a welfare program, to set them aside from everyone else who actually "earned" their entitlement.

Whenever congress or the president "transfers money" out of the social security trust fund, or the MEDICARE trust fund, to anyone who did not contribute to these funds it is nothingness than an outright act of theft and it should be identified as such. Any law that legalizes such theft should be immediately replaced with new moral and ethical laws that hold lawmakers criminally accountable and civilly liable whenever they do this.

Even when one does the right thing, works hard and raises his or her kids to be good, decent law abiding citizens who contribute to the country and our economy instead of sponging off of it, that parent has no monetary claim if their child becomes successful. All you "deserve" is a sincere "pat on the back," an "Atta Boy" or an "Atta Girl," for being a good parent. They also get the joy that should naturally come from your child's success and the comfort in knowing you don't have to worry about them.

Being a good parent and raising your kids right is your duty as a parent. No child deserves less from his or her parent. Parenting was your job; parenting is a hard job to be sure, and sometimes even a thankless job, but remember your child didn't employ you to become their parent, you did that. You're being a good parent in no way entitles you to share in your child's fame or fortune. You earned yours and they earned theirs. You both earned and received what you deserved - end of story.

We see so many parents and other family members "latch on" to the success of a family member as if it were their own success and they feel a sense of "entitlement" to their family members success, again as if it were their own. Common sense tells you that is not true. Sometimes a parent will say, "I gave him/her birth" or "I raised him/her" so they couldn't have done it without me. That's pure BS! If that were true then all their children would have enjoyed the same success without fail. If that parent knew how to "do it," to become successful, then they would have done it for themselves and they would not need to share in the success and prosperity of their child as if it were their own.

Sure, some parents genuinely go above and beyond, even labor and sacrifice to help their child succeed, often under very difficult circumstances. That's different. Those parents deserve more then just a little gratitude. Their child knows it too. He/she deeply loves them for that. Out of gratitude their child will usually do everything they can for that parent even though the parent doesn't ask for anything or expect anything. Even then, it's a gift, not an entitlement. If the successful child wants to voluntarily "share his/her wealth" with their parents or other family members out of "gratitude," then that's appropriate. But for the parent to feel "entitled " to a portion of what their adult child earned is "greed" at a shameful extreme. Siblings and extended family don't have a birthright to an anything. They didn't "earn" any part of their family members success and are therefore "undeserving" and not "entitled." They should just feel happy for their relatives' success.

This is also how liberal progressives relate to our country and it's all wrong. When the country as a whole is successful they seem think they have a "birth right" or a "right of citizenship" to "share in the wealth' even if they didn't do a anything to contribute to that success. They're just a bunch of freeloading leeches. That's wrong! That's socialism!

Unfortunately, that is also precisely what President Obama is trying to do. It's what liberal's and socialists routinely do. They want other peoples money and they want to spend or transfer others peoples money, but they are rarely generous with there own wealth. Note that charitable contributions by President Obama and Vice-President Biden in 2008 was not only laughable, it also proved to be an embarrassment for both of them. They seemingly knew little or nothing about "personal generosity." They only knew how to spend and share "your money."

Naturally those who earned what they have object to such "transference of wealth" at their expense. As explained before, the involuntary "transfer of wealth" is the essence of "greed." It also helps to explain President Obama's sudden and massive drop in the polls.

We must break free from this trend toward socialism as demonstrated through this horrific spending and "transference of wealth." We must free our society of this "entitlement mentality." Here are what Americans are actually "entitled" to and nothing more or less:

1. Equal opportunity 2. All the freedoms and rights that are guaranteed in our constitution and bill of rights.

Nothing else is or should be an entitlement for any American unless it is "earned."


Author/Poet Biographical Sketch: Ed Coet is a retired US Army officer and professional educator. Currently the editor of the Blue Fog Journal, Ed Coet is also a widely published freelance writer and poet. Ed's short stories and poems were published in over 30 magazines and journals world wide. Ed's anthology credits include Namaste Fiji - The International Anthology of Poetry Book, The "Breaking Silences" Poetry Book Collection, the 2007 Scars Poetry Collection Book - We The Poet's, "A Hudson View" Poetry Digest - Winter 2008 International Collection and South African Poet's Printery's, "Tonight, An Anthology of World Love Poetry." Ed Coet's book, "Poet Coet," is now available at major on-line book outlets such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Visit with Ed Coet at "The Coet Blog" at


Friday, February 12, 2010

What is a linguist?

What is a linguist? Why do I call my blog The  Linguist  on  Language? Why did I call my  book
The Way  of the Linguist? 
Every so often someone comments on my blog about that fact that I am  not a linguist, since I
have not studied linguistics. 
So let me  be clear. I have read a few  books and articles about linguistics. I am  not interested. I  do
not find the  hair-splitting  and categorization of the phenomena  of  language that takes place in
linguistics  to be interesting.  It certainly does not help me  learn languages. 
So why  do  I call the blog The  Linguist  on Language? Because I use the term "linguist"   in the
sense of the first definition provided by the Oxford dictionary. I believe we are all potential


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Its 2010; who can dare without having a website?

We will end one decade after the beginning of the new millennium; it is an age when mankind conquered the space, the world peace is gone, and businesses are taking advantage of their presence on web.

Right, the first two sayings may be an exaggeration but the third one is surely true.

But, it is still surprising to see many businesses are operating completely offline without having a single page on web to introduce them and tell what they are doing. In 1999, a company not having a website was doing little bad to its business, but still it was a common practice not having a site. But today in 2010, living without a website means your customers are not able to find you.

I agree that the Yellow Pages are still very popular for businesses to meet their customers, but young customers today are using such bulky books as doorstoppers or kindling for the fireplace. Almost everybody under the age of 60 is using the internet and nearly everybody in his 20s and 30s is shopping just from online stores. If you are not present on the World Wide Web, then you are losing big number of customers. And this means decrease in sales. In this scenario, can anybody afford not having a good web presence?

There are few basic, helpful things you need to know while starting and creating any type of website, and progressing in your online business; below are some of them:

Domain Name: A domain is actually your internet address. These are the words people use to reach you. E.g., if you own old furniture store and running it with the name Tomas’ Furniture Store, then the more suitable domain name is Domain name secures your business because if you do not secure it your rivals can take this name and use it to redirect the traffic what should be yours towards their own sites.

Website: Securing the domain name is the first task. After doing it you need to build your site. You need a web designing company to do this job for you. They will create a home page, and other web pages including About, Contact, FAQs, Links, Testimonials, News, Articles and other pages. People having web designing skills do this themselves. They use static HTML pages or a PHP based blogging platform like WordPress and the website is ready.

Web Hosting: Web hosting plans are becoming more and more inexpensive; hosting package will cost you less than $10/month for shared hosting. You can run your own site, but the internet protocol (I.P.) address is shared with other sites also. Don't worry, your customers are always yours and can find you, whether you use shared hosting or dedicated hosting.

E-Commerce: And finally, if you are intended to conduct online business or want to reach customers online sales then an E-Commerce site is must for your business expansion. You can shape your ecommerce strategy by including different plans like a channel for information, sales inquiries, sales processing, sales fulfillment, and integrated logistic support. A consultant will help you plan your strategy and achieve your goals through managing the whole process based on your objectives and budget.

Don’t pass wait for one more decade, year or even a month without having online presence or strengthening the site you already have. Your customers are always there and they want to find you; just give them a clear, online way to reach you.


Best Free Tools To Evaluate Your Web Design

An identification of any effective web design is that it makes easier for the users to get information quickly and in an orderly manner. Being a site-owner you should ask yourself some questions like - Are they reading the content you want them to read? Are they getting the message you put on your web pages? Is it easy to get at them? Are you successful in keeping your customer’s attention, or are they leaving quickly? These rules are not only with the content.

If your site loads slowly – or navigation from one area to other takes long time – then it is definitely affecting your user’s experience. These factors can either make or break your business. These things can either make a visitor to click on a link to get more information, or incite him to leave and go to any other site.

Therefore, here are few important things you should consider:

Are users reading important information on your site?

Are the navigation and action items working promptly?

Is the design taking the users to different sections in a logical way?

Does the web pages load quickly and not letting them move away?

If you want to analyze and optimize the layout of your web pages then here are some excellent tools for you.

1- Clickdensity

Clickdensity is a full suite having utilities for usage analysis aimed to assess webpage design. Heat maps show the spots visitors click the most. Hover maps show links where users scroll over but do not click. A/B Tests enables you to customize page by changing different page elements and make the style that is more effective in appearance and performance. On free subscription you are offered 5,000 clicks and just one page and one website to check.

2. ClickHeat

ClickHeat is an open source visual utility so that you can see “hot” or “cold” areas of your web pages. You can check the spots users click most and the spots users ignore. This tool is very simple and you can easily use it on your site; the only thing you require is to add an external JavaScript file.

3. Crazy Egg

You get a plethora of analytical tools with Crazy Egg which are helpful to see what your visitors are doing. There is a feature, Confetti, that allows checking where visitors are clicking and it also tells from where the traffic is generating. Second important feature is Overlay; it provides tons of information about particular links. And finally, there is option of Report sharing that enables you to share your data with others like your team members and customers.

With its free version you can just track 4 of your web pages, so use this limited offer for your top visiting pages.

4. ClickTale

ClickTale provides lot of information about how visitors are using your website. Different kinds of information are available to you like an average time user taking to click on any link and the information about if user hesitates to click on link. It generates detailed reports and charts by categorizing different types of users; you can use this information to optimize your web page design and shape it for typical visitors.

5. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is one of the best services Google offering free to us. With this most popular and easy-to-install analytics tool, you get lot of information about users and site-content and learn true about your web pages’ performance. Site Overlay presents visual display of the hot places your visitors mostly click on. It also provides detailed information on bounce rates and pages that make users leave.

These are some of the best tools available out there. Use them in troubleshooting and optimization of your pages' layout. Ultimately, it matters how you combine site contents, and how you present them - that's all what makes any web design effective one.


How to restore an iPhone ?

Restoring an iPhone

The most severe action you can take on your iPhone is to restore it. When this happens, the iPhone is erased, so you lose all its contents, and its current software is overwritten with the latest version. If you have added information to your iPhone since it was last backed up (when you last connected it to the computer), that information is lost when you restore your iPhone—so be careful before doing this. If none of the other steps corrected the problem, restoring the iPhone should.
1. Connect the iPhone to your computer.
2. Select the iPhone on the Source list.
3. Click the Summary tab.
4. Click Restore. Remember you lose everything on your iPhone when you restore it, so make sure you have all its data stored elsewhere, such as in your iTunes Library before you do this.
5. Click Restore in the dialog.
6. Read the information about the current version of the iPhone’s software and click Next.
7. Click Agree. The current version of the iPhone’s software is downloaded to your computer, and iTunes reinstalls it on your iPhone. You see several progress indicators along the way. The iPhone will be restarted and iTunes begins reinstalling its software. When the process is complete, you see a message explaining what has happened.
8. Click OK. The iPhone is restarted and you see the Set Up Your iPhone screen.
9. Click the Restore from the backup radio button.
10. On the pop-up menu, choose your iPhone’s name.
11. Click Continue. iTunes restores the iPhone from the backup.

Starting Over

If you want to start at the beginning, select the Set up as a new iPhone radio button in step 9 instead. Follow the onscreen prompts. When that process is complete, you’re prompted to name and reconfigure the iPhone as you did when you first starting using it.

12. Click OK in the completion dialog. The iPhone is synced according to the settings stored in the backup. When the sync process is complete, the iPhone should be back in working condition with all your content stored to it. If you have a lot of content, this process can take a while because the sync is done starting with the iPhone’s memory being “empty.”

How Does It Remember?

You might wonder how an iPhone can be restored. It’s because iTunes backs up critical iPhone data and settings on your computer. Each time you sync, this information is backed up on the computer so it is available again when it is needed, such as when you restore your iPhone. You should connect your iPhone to your computer regularly even if the content you sync doesn’t changed much. This ensures the iPhone’s backup is current.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thai Massage

Thai massage is one of the ancient healing arts of traditional Thai medicine, all the others are either  herbal medicines or spiritual meditations. This term of  'massage' conjures up images of something totally different from Thai massage, which at its most basic is a much complex sequence soft tissue pressing, stretching, twisting and joint manipulations. That’s why many use the term 'Thai bodywork' instead of 'massage'.

Thai bodywork has been in a constant evolution process for more than 1,000 years. Therefore, it is not surprising to see lot of subtle variations in the techniques practiced by different practitioners, and even big differences are seen between the styles of bodywork characteristics of the North and South of Thailand.


KFC recipes


2 fryer chickens cut up into 8 pieces and marinated

6 cups Crisco Shortening

1 eggs well beaten

2 cups Milk

2 cups Flour

2 teaspoons ground pepper

3 tablespoons salt

1 teaspoon MSG

1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 dash paprika

Place shortening into the pressure cooker and heat over medium heat to the shortening reaches 400°F. In a small bowl, combine the egg and milk. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining six dry ingredients. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk until fully moistened. Roll the moistened chicken in the flour mixture until well coated. In groups of four or five, drop the covered chicken pieces into the shortening and lock the lid. When pressure builds up cook for 10 minutes. After he perfected his original he made a crispy recipe that was marinated first then fried the conventional way. This one is double dunked into the coating to give it its great taste.


1 whole frying chicken, cut up and marinated

6-8 cups shortening for cooking

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

3/4 teaspoon MSG

1/8 teaspoon Paprika

1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder

Trim any excess skin and fat from the chicken pieces. Preheat the shortening in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees. Combine the beaten egg and milk in a medium bowl. In another medium bow

l, combine the remaining coating ingredients (flour, salt, pepper and MSG). When the chicken has marinated, transfer each piece to paper towels so that excess liquid can drain off. Working with one piece at a time, first dip in egg and milk then coat the chicken with the dry flour mixture, then the egg and milk mixture again, and then back into the flour. Be sure that each piece is coated very generously. Stack the chicken on a plate or cookie sheet until each piece has been coated. Drop the chicken, one piece at a time into the hot shortening. Fry half of the chicken at a time (4 pieces) for 12-15 minutes, or until it is golden brown. You should be sure to stir the chicken around halfway through the cooking time so that each piece cooks evenly. Remove the chicken to a rack or towels to drain for about 5 minutes before eating. Once he perfected his Extra Crispy he had customers who wanted it to be spicy and bold so he created his Hot and Spicy C

hicken. Here is his original recipe which has changed a bit in this day and age. It comes frozen and is cooked frozen and not prepared fresh in many stores.

Hot and Spicy Chicken

1 whole frying chicken, cut up and Marinated

6-8 cups shortening

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

3/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

3/4 teaspoon MSG

1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder

Trim any excess skin and fat from the chicken pieces. Preheat the shortening in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees. Combine the beaten egg and milk in a medium bowl. In another medium bowl, combine the remaining coating ingredients When the chicken has marinated, transfer each piece to paper towels so that excess liquid can drain off. Working with one piece at a time, dip in egg and milk then coat the chicken with the dry flour mixture, coated very generously. Stack the chicken on aplate or cookie sheet until each piece has been coated. Drop the chicken, one piece at a time into the hot shortening.Fry half of the chicken at a time (4 pieces) for 12-15 minutes, or until it is golden brown. You should be sure to stir the chicken around halfway through the cooking time so that each piece cooks evenly. Remove the chicken to a rack or towels to drain for about 5 minutes before eating. The Colonel used to sale chicken nuggets that were tasty but he taught why not prepare fresh chicken strips of all white meat and that is how the Colonel’s Crispy Strips were born. You will notice it is the same as the Extra Crispy.

KFC Crispy Strips

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

3/4 teaspoon MSG

1/8 teaspoon Paprika

1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder

Cut 6 chicken Breasts into strips, or you can by chicken tenders in the store. Marinate them overnight . Preheat the shortening in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees. Beat 1 egg and 1 cup of milk. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture. Dip the the chicken into the coating and then double dip. Fry in fryer a few at a time till they are golden brown about 5 minutes or until they float.. Remove the chicken to a rack and allow to drain for 5 minutes. The Colonel has decided to make Hot and Spicy Strips that ran for short times the difference is the second dip it is dipped into hot sauce then breaded again and then fried just like the original crispy strips. For the barbecue strips make the strips the original way and then dip into the Honey Barbecue Dipping Sauce. The Colonel deiced that wings were going to be a good thing to serve and so he decided to create fried wings that are very tasty. The Honey Barbecue wings are tasty . After they are made they are dipped into the Honey Barbecue Dipping Sauce. If you don’t want the honey barbecue wings just serve them as the regular wings.

KFC Wings

6-8 cups shortening

20 chicken wing pieces

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons salt

3/4 teaspoon pepper

3/4 teaspoon MSG

1/8 teaspoon Paprika

1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

If you are using frozen wings allow them to defrost and marinate. If you are using fresh wings you are going to want to take the wing and remove the flipper and then break them into two pieces and then marinate them. Combine the beaten egg with the milk in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and MSG. When shortening is hot, dip each wing first in the flour mixture, then into the milk and egg mixture, and back into the flour. Bread all the wings then refrigerate them until ready to use. When they are ready to be used fry them 6 at a time for 12 minutes. Remove from the shortening and allow them to drain for 3 minutes. For the barbecue ones dip in the barbecue sauce and serve.The Colonel also had a Roasted chicken that was mighty tasty. The chicken was marinated also and then baked with his famous seasonings. The baking process was long it takes 4 hours to bake it. It is baked at 225 for 2 hours till the internal temp was at 175. But for you at home I have updated this to be baked at a hire temperature and be prepared in less time.

Tender Roast

Spice Mix

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon MSG

Trim the excess fat from the chicken. Marinade the chicken in the mixture for 3 to 4 hrs or overnight. Remove the chicken from the marinade and allow to dry. Sprinkle the chicken lightly with seasoning. Place on baking pan and bake at 325F for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs till chicken is done. Allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes then serve. One of the favorite items that is on the menu is the Barbecu

e sauce that was original made fresh in the store and used to dip the wings, the original chicken and now the chicken strips. Now it comes in a bag and all we have to do is add hot water and keep warm.

KFC Honey BBQ Dipping Sauce

1 1/2 cups ketchup

1/3 cup white vinegar

1/8 cup molasses

1/8 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup honey

1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon MSG

1/4 teaspoon of chili powder

In a sauce pan combine all of the above and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes and keep warm. When you are ready to eat the chicken dip in and allow the chicken to drain for 1 minute.

KFC Recipes

KFC Coleslaw

8 1/8 cups cabbage

1/3 cup carrot

1 teaspoon onion chopped fine

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/8 cup milk

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup mayonnaise

First core the cabbage and shred the cabbage fine using the fine disk for the shredder attachment to the mixer. Then shred the cabbage. In a bowl combine with a whisk combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, milk and lemon juice mix till well combined. Then add the seasoning. The last step is to add the sugar add the sugar to the sauce until well mixed in. Add the sauce to the cabbage and carrot mixture and mix well and allow the mixture to marinate for 13 hrs.

Do to the waste of chicken in the restaurants the Colonel created a recipe to help use thechicken that was unable to be sold. So he devised the potpie recipe. See chicken could only sit and be sold for 2 hrs after it is fried.


2 potatoes peeled and cooked

2/3 cup frozen peas

2 cans cream of chicken soup

2 carrots peeled and cooked

2 tablespoons frozen onion

2 cups of cooked chicken dash of salt and pepper and Msg

In a bowl combine all cooked vegetables and chicken add the cream of chicken soup and seasoning. The mixture should be thick but not to thick if the mixture is to thick add some milk to the mixture. Scoop the mixture into individual pie pans. Use the biscuit recipe in this book to make the crust. Roll out the dough thin and place on top then brush with butter. Bake in a 375 F oven for 15 to 25 minutes or until it is heated threw and the crust is golden brown. Colonel Sanders loved rice and beans and decided to create a recipe that could be used together to create a great tasting item. You can mix it or have the beans on the bottom and rice on top and mix as u eat.

KFC Beans and Rice

30 ounce can of Red beans

1 teaspoon white pepper

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 teaspoon paprika

dash of cayenne

dash of garlic powder

1 1/2 cups converted rice cooked

Pour beans with there liquid into a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Add the seasonings and butter. When the mixture begins to boil use a fork to mash 1/2 the beans. Cook for 10 to 20 minutes to until it looks like bean paste with big be ans in it. Mix in rice. A favorite of the Colonel was Corn on the cob and he deiced

if he was going to sale it it had to be delicious and sweet.

KFC Corn

Frozen corn

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon Msg

melted butter

Cook the corn in hot salted water with a dash of milk till nice and tender. When it is done dip the corn in butter and sprinkle with the seasoning. The Macaroni Salad that Colonel Sanders used to use is listed below. The recipe is just the basic recipe. However it has been altered many times.

KFC Macaroni Salad

1 lb Elbows Macaroni

1/4 cup Carrots, chopped fine

1 tbsp Minced Onion

1/4 cup Celery, chopped fine

2 cups Food Service Cole slaw Dressing

dash White Pepper

1 teaspoon pickle relish

Cook macaroni noodles in a big pot of water for 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl with ice water and cool for 10 minutes. In a large bowl combine all of above. Refrigerate for 2 hrs.

A favorite among kids and kids at heart is the Colonel’s Macaroni and cheese which was originally made fresh daily. Now it comes premade and is cooked in an oven like it originally was when it was made fresh.

KFC Macaroni and Cheese

2cups elbow macaroni

3/4 cup Velveeta cheese

2/3 cup mild yellow cheddar cheese

1/3 cup whole milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

In a pot bring water to a boil with salt to taste, once the water comes to a boil add the macaroni and cook for 12 to 15 minutes. When the noodles are cooked drain but do not rinse . To make the cheese sauce in a pan over low heat combine the Velveeta cheese,shredded cheddar and the milk. Cook the cheeses till they are melted and then add the salt. Add the noodles and mix threw. Place in a casserole dish and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. You may want to broil the top to make a brown top. Another favorite side dish is the Potato Salad which used to be produced fresh daily, however now due to the fact that I t can be produced and prepackaged and stored frozen till shipped and then refrigerated AmeraServe which is the company that Tricon uses sells the potato salad that way.

KFC Potato Salad

2 pounds russet potatoes

1 cup mayonnaise

4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

4 teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons minced white onion

2 teaspoons prepared mustard

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 teaspoon minced celery

1 teaspoon diced pimentos

1/2 teaspoon shredded carrot

1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

1/4 teaspoon pepper

dash salt

Lightly peel the potatoes and cut into bite sized pieces. Place in a pot of salted water and boil the potatoes for 5 to 10 minutes till fork tender, depending upon the size you cut them. While the potatoes are cooking in a bowl make the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise, pickle relish, sugar, white onion, mustard, vinegar, celery, pimento, carrot, parsley, pepper, and salt. When the potatoes are done and have cooled add the sauce and refrigerate for 2 hours. The best is if you allow this to sit overnight. The Colonel’s Baked Beans used to be baked and made fresh daily. Now there made with a can of Navy Beans made by Hanover and a bag of sauce and precooked frozen bacon. When it is needed it is just microwave and there you go.

KFC Baked Beans

30 ounce can Navy Beans, drained

2 tablespoons water

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 cup dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

4 teaspoons minced fresh onion

4 pieces bacon, cooked and then crumbled

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

dash pepper

dash garlic powder

Drain the navy beans and place in a microwave safe dish. Add the precooked bacon. In a bowl combine all the other ingredients to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the beans and mix well. Allow them to sit overnight in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve them microwave them for 5 minutes then stir and microwave again for 7 minutes or till heated through. A favorite has to be the buttermilk biscuits they are so light and fluffy they just melt in your mouth. They were made fresh daily in every store. Now due tot he popular demand of these biscuits, they come frozen.

KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup club soda

1 beaten egg

3/4 cup butter milk

1 teaspoon salt

5 cups Bisquick Biscuit Mix

Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combine all of the ingredients, knead the dough by hand until the dough holds together do not over knead. Flour your hands Pat the dough flat to 3/4-inch thickness out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 13 minutes, or until golden brown, when they come out of the oven brush with melted butter. Makes 18 Biscuits. The Colonel was in the kitchen one day and had an idea what to do with the potatoes that he had and he came up with the Potato Wedges. The used to be made fresh but due to the invention of the frozen fry they are sent to the stores frozen and ready to cook.

KFC Potato Wedges

shortening for Frying

5 Baking potatoes cut into Wedges

1 cup Milk

1 egg

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon MSG

1/4 teaspoon Paprika

dash of garlic powder

Preheat shortening in to 375°F. Cut the potatoes into 16 to 18 equal side wedges. Mix the egg and milk till well blended in a big bowl. Mix the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Put some potatoes in the milk and egg then into the flour mixture till well coated. Fry in fryer for 3 minutes remove from the oil and allow them to sit for one minute and then cook them again for 5 minutes or until cooked. It may take up to 6 minutes. The Gravy used to be made fresh with the Cracklings. Now it comes in a pouch and all you have to do is add water. Thank god for modified starch products.

KFC Gravy

1 1/2 tablespoons shortening, melted

3 tablespoons of Original Breading Flour

2 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 can Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Stock

1 can water

First we are going to make a roux with the melted shortening and 1 1/2 tablespoon of breading flour. Cook this over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until the roux browns in color to resemble a nice milk chocolate color. Once the mixture turns brown remove it from the heat and add the remaining flour and slowly add the liquid(s) to incorporate it so no lumps. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes reduce the heat and allow the mixture to thicken which would take about 3 to 5 minutes. That is just the flour that you use to bread the chicken with. The mashed potatoes are served and made by mix. It comes in a bag just add water and butter. Many people just come to KFC to get these potatoes and gravy.

KFC Mashed Potatoes

2 1/2 cups Idaho Potato Flakes

1 stick Margarine

2 tablespoons Butter

2 1/2 cups Hot Water

3/4 cup Milk

1 teaspoon salt

Heat water add butter and margarine till melted. Add the salt and cook for 2 minutes. Add the flakes and mix till it looks like regular potatoes. Add milk to proper consistency. Serve with gravy. Serves 6.Before you cook the chicken it has to be marinated. The original way that the Colonel used to produce his chicken was to marinate it. The following Marinate recipe is still used today at KFC for the Crispy Strips which are marinated daily in 40 to 80 lbs at a time, however the amount of this marinade is only good for about 15 lbs of chicken.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken Marinate

2 tablespoons Potassium

2 tablespoons Kosher Salt

4 tablespoons MSG

1/8 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/3 cup Bottled Chicken Concentrate

5 cups water

Mix all of the above and soak the chicken in the above marinate for 24 hours under refrigeration. The Original Recipe is not packaged in three different places. The way it is cooked and the process makes it taste like it has eleven herbs and spices when in reality there is not. The way it is done in the restaurant is using dried eggs and milk in the flour along with a box of breading salt and the seasoning bag and a bag of breading flour.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Maintaining an iPhone and Solving Problems

Provider’s website : If you visit the website for your cellular provider, you can get help with problems you’re having with your connection to its network, and you can log in to your account to get information about it. For example, if your provider is AT&T, visit

Web searches : One of the most useful ways to get help is to do a web search for the specific problem you’re having. Just open your favorite search tool, such as Google, and search for the problem. You are very likely to find many resources to help you, including websites, forums, and such. If you encounter a problem, it’s likely someone else has, too, and they’ve probably put the solution on the web.

Me : You’re welcome to send email to me for problems you’re having with your iPhone. My address is I’ll do my best to help you as quickly