Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ambasssador Wilie B.

''Going back to the Victorian era there was a deliberate attempt to design zoos to show man dominating the animals,'' Mr. Krantz said. ''But in Atlanta, the gorillas dominate and you look up at them on hills.''
In NorteƱo/conjunto form (a style featuring accordion that originated along the Texas border region), Los Tigres del Norte have been able to portray "real life" in a manner that most of the Americas can relate to, but also in a way most Americans are afraid to interpret through music. Many of their most popular songs consist of tales or corridos about life, love, and the struggle to survive in an imperfect world.

The edible fig is one of the first plants that were cultivated by humans.

Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. According to USDA data for the Mission variety, dried figs are richest in fiber, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and vitamin K, relative to human needs.

Although commonly referred to as a fruit, the fig fruit is actually the flower of the tree, known as a false fruit or multiple fruit, in which the flowers and seeds grow together to form a single mass. The flower is invisible, as it blooms inside the fruit.

Figs require full sun all day to ripen palatable fruits. Figs must be allowed to ripen fully on the tree before they are picked. They will not ripen if picked when immature. A ripe fruit will be slightly soft and starting to bend at the neck. Harvest the fruit gently to avoid bruising. Fresh figs do not keep well and can be stored in the refrigerator for only 2 - 3 days.

"Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will send the sword, famine and plague against them and I will make them like poor figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten."
Jeremiah 29:17