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Answers for “Crooked Hillary” Jeopardy?: Quotations

You know how Jeopardy works, they show you the answer, you figure out the question.

Here are things Hillary Clinton said. You need to guess the context.

  • $100 – “What difference at this point does it make?”
  • $200 – “We came, we saw, he died.”
  • $300 – ”I love this quote, it’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years.”
  • $400 – “Libya was a different kind of calculation. And we didn’t lose a single person.”
  • $500 – “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.”

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Most Popular Donut Flavors?

  1. Glazed donuts are the best sellers, perhaps because they are so good for dunking in coffee.
  2. Chocolate Frosted yeast donuts are the second favorite. (But my #1!)
  3. Chocolate frosted with custard or cream filling comes next in popularity.
  4.  Next are glazed donuts with jelly filling. (Mmmmm, raspberry!)
  5. Fifth are donuts with sprinkles. These are always a favorite with kids and the young-at-heart.
  6. Powdered cake donuts are next. These may be popular because you can buy them in tasty bite-sizes at groceries and convenience stores.
  7. Cake donuts coated with cinnamon and sugar are next. These are for the people who really wanted a cinnamon roll but couldn’t find a Cinnabon.
  8. Chocolate cake donuts are the next most popular. These may just be glazed or may have a double choclate glaze.
  9. Blueberry cake donuts are the ninthfavorite. They’re like dense blueberry muffin.
  10. Tenth are maple glazed donuts. (These might rank higher in the northeast US where maple flavoring is more popular.)

Best Cookbooks for New Cooks?

What’s best depends on what you want to do and learn. Do you want to know why a recipe works so that you can learn to improvise your own or do you just want dependable instructions for your favorite dishes?

sci of good cooking

If you want to know the “how and why”, The Science of Good Cooking by Cook’s Illustrated is an excellent choice and one of my favorites. There are 400 recipes and each describes not just what to do, but why doing it that way works best.

The 400 recipes are used to teach 50 basic concepts beginning with “Gentle heat prevents overcooking” to “Cocoa powder delivers big flavor”. In between you learn that salty marinades work best, fat makes eggs tender, how to “bloom” spices to increase their flavor, and why you should put vodka in your pie dough.

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Candidates Schedules?

Trying to find when and where you can see your favorite (or least favorite) candidate? These sites list candidate events.

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump

Ted Cruz

John Kasich

Doctors Paid by Drug Companies?

Every so often a friend will make a post on Facebook about “Big Pharma”. I don’t think it’s as simple as “drug companies are the bad guys”. Modern drugs can improve the quality of life or even save lives. Are some drugs over-prescribed? Sure. But is that the fault of the drug companies or the doctors?

The drug companies spend money to get their products in front of the doctors. This may mean paying $15 for lunch while the sales rep talks to the doctor or it may mean paying several thousand as an “honorarium” (a payment given for professional services that are rendered nominally without charge). Could they be more vague? It could be legit, but it sure sounds sketchy.

How do you know if your doctor is recommending a drug because you genuinely need it and it is the best choice for your condition or if they are recommending it because that drug company has been especially generous to them?

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