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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Breastfeeding Support: Le League League of Ligonier

Mom's Cafe, sponsored by Le Leche League of Ligonier, meets the first and third Mondays of every month downstairs at Mommy Gear on St. Clair.  (The outside door down the stairs on the left goes right to the meeting.)

Meetings are informal and drop-ins are welcome any time between 10 am and noon.  Pregnant, nursing and pumping moms, babies, and older children are always welcome.

Join us Monday November 1st for breastfeeding support and a chance to connect with other women.  Check out our lending library, too.

Questions?  Contact Dawn at Mommy Gear for more information.

any news on WAGGLES????

Haven't heard anything for a few days.

Re-posting this because it's what I'd love to see at the Armory site.










This is Ligonier Living.........


events by Earth Lotus

Good Evening & Happy Halloween,

This week, there are several special programs to note:

** Wednesday, November 3rd - Book Club (4:15pm - 5:15pm)
If our new book selection does not arrive tomorrow, we will NOT be having book club this week.  I will email book club attendee's on Monday with the status.

** Thursday, November 4th  - Integral Yoga with Pam (6:00pm - 7:30pm)
Pam will be offering her class on the following dates for the remainder of the Fall: This Thursday, November 4th, November 18th and December 2nd.

** Saturday, November 6th - Family Yoga (12:00pm - 1:00pm)
Enjoy the practice of yoga with your son or daughter.  This one-hour session will include active breathing exercises, playful and simple movements, relaxation and lots of FUN!  Ages 8 and up.  Previous yoga experience is not necessary.
************PLEASE REGISTER BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4th
************

** November Workshops
Please scroll below for a complete listing of upcoming workshops, including a Life in Balance Concert on November 20th and Introduction to QiGong on November 27th.  Call or email to register.

** Thanksgiving Holiday
Heated Yoga will be canceled on Wednesday, November 24th and all classes will canceled on Thursday, November 25th and Friday November 26th.  The Saturday morning class (8:30am - 10:00am) on November 27th will be offered as well as the Introduction to QiGong Workshop.

Have a great week & See you on the mat,
In Love & Light,
Melissa
724-259-3405
www.earthlotusyoga.com (website)
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Family Yoga
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Saturday, November 6th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost: $15.00

Enjoy the practice of yoga with your son or daughter.  This one-hour session will include active breathing exercises, playful and simple movements, relaxation and lots of FUN! 
Ages 8 and up.  Previous yoga experience is not necessary.

Restoratives Yoga
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Friday, November 19th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $15.00 or class card

This practice of "active relaxation" uses bolster, blocks & blankets to support the body to deepen the benefits of relaxation.  Please bring an extra blanket with you.
** PLEASE NOTE: RESTORATIVES WILL BE OFFERED THE 3RD THURSDAY**

An Evening with Life in Balance - Live Sound Healing Meditation
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Saturday, November 20th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $25.00 pre-pay or $30 day of event

**** SEATING IS LIMITED****
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th
Experience multi-dimensional healing frequencies within your mind and body to create new patterns for living.  Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Shakuhachiquartz crystal bowls are scientifically proven to re-arrange our water molecules and re-structure the crystalline structures in our body's blood, bones and organs.  The Japense Shakuhachi is the only melodic instrument designed exclusively for transformation.  The Shakuhachi Zen Flute and the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls are effective conduits for higher intuition to flow by creating a deep environment for personal resolution, reflection, creativity and relaxation.  Flute and Synthesizers combine to create a bioelectrical sound current to expand your mind, heal your body and bring peace to your soul.

Check out the Life in Balance website: www.lifeinbalancemusic.com

And a performance on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j7Qxxx2NMk

Introduction to QiGong with Linda Vucelich
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Saturday, November 27th
Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cost: $20.00

QiGong enhances posture and alignment, regulates circulation and breathing, provides health maintenance and promotes overall well-being, while restoring inner strength and harmony.  This particular QiGong system has (4) simple distinct movements, combined with breathing for a complete energy system strengthening and balancing.  Class will conclude with a self foot massage.
Good Evening & Happy Halloween,

This week, there are several special programs to note:

** Wednesday, November 3rd - Book Club (4:15pm - 5:15pm): 
If our new book selection does not arrive tomorrow, we will NOT be having book club this week.  I will email book club attendee's on Monday with the status.

** Thursday, November 4th  - Integral Yoga with Pam (6:00pm - 7:30pm):
Pam will be offering her class on the following dates for the remainder of the Fall: This Thursday, November 4th, November 18th and December 2nd.

** Saturday, November 6th - Family Yoga (12:00pm - 1:00pm):
Enjoy the practice of yoga with your son or daughter.  This one-hour session will include active breathing exercises, playful and simple movements, relaxation and lots of FUN!  Ages 8 and up.  Previous yoga experience is not necessary.
************PLEASE REGISTER BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4th
************

** November Workshops:
Please scroll below for a complete listing of upcoming workshops, including a Life in Balance Concert on November 20th and Introduction to QiGong on November 27th.  Call or email to register.

** Thanksgiving Holiday:
Heated Yoga will be canceled on Wednesday, November 24th and all classes will canceled on Thursday, November 25th and Friday November 26th.  The Saturday morning class (8:30am - 10:00am) on November 27th will be offered as well as the Introduction to QiGong Workshop.

Have a great week & See you on the mat,
In Love & Light,
Melissa
724-259-3405
www.earthlotusyoga.com (website)
====================
====================
Family Yoga
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Saturday, November 6th
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cost: $15.00

Enjoy the practice of yoga with your son or daughter.  This one-hour session will include active breathing exercises, playful and simple movements, relaxation and lots of FUN! 
Ages 8 and up.  Previous yoga experience is not necessary.

Restoratives Yoga
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Friday, November 19th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $15.00 or class card

This practice of "active relaxation" uses bolster, blocks & blankets to support the body to deepen the benefits of relaxation.  Please bring an extra blanket with you.
** PLEASE NOTE: RESTORATIVES WILL BE OFFERED THE 3RD THURSDAY**

An Evening with Life in Balance - Live Sound Healing Meditation
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Saturday, November 20th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $25.00 pre-pay or $30 day of event

**** SEATING IS LIMITED****
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE BY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th
Experience multi-dimensional healing frequencies within your mind and body to create new patterns for living.  Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, Shakuhachiquartz crystal bowls are scientifically proven to re-arrange our water molecules and re-structure the crystalline structures in our body's blood, bones and organs.  The Japense Shakuhachi is the only melodic instrument designed exclusively for transformation.  The Shakuhachi Zen Flute and the Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls are effective conduits for higher intuition to flow by creating a deep environment for personal resolution, reflection, creativity and relaxation.  Flute and Synthesizers combine to create a bioelectrical sound current to expand your mind, heal your body and bring peace to your soul.

Check out the Life in Balance website: www.lifeinbalancemusic.com

And a performance on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j7Qxxx2NMk

Introduction to QiGong with Linda Vucelich
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio
When: Saturday, November 27th
Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm
Cost: $20.00

QiGong enhances posture and alignment, regulates circulation and breathing, provides health maintenance and promotes overall well-being, while restoring inner strength and harmony.  This particular QiGong system has (4) simple distinct movements, combined with breathing for a complete energy system strengthening and balancing.  Class will conclude with a self foot massage.

Free range at Towns Edge!

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


Visit the farm!

Good morning, Ligonier and Happy Halloween!

Ligcam
Divided we stand, united we fall. I know, I've got the old adage backward. But when it comes to solving one of the biggest problems looming over the nation — the federal budget deficit — backward could be the best way to go.

We may soon find out. For the past two years, Democrats have controlled Congress as well as the presidency. With that dominance, they were able to pass a giant fiscal stimulus package and a major health insurance overhaul, among other rich items.

The deficit, which was gigantic under President George W. Bush, grew large enough to fill the Grand Canyon. For the foreseeable future, federal outlays are projected to remain at the highest level, as a share of the economy, since World War II.

But if the GOP captures one or both houses, as expected, the dynamic will change. We will be back to a government with power divided between the two parties.

Read more on Creators.com.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama implored voters on Saturday to resist a Republican tide, warning that if the GOP prevails in Tuesday's midterm elections all the progress of his first two years in office "can be rolled back."

That would be just fine, said Rep. John Boehner, in line to become the new speaker if Republicans take the House, as expected. He declared, "Americans are demanding a new way forward in Washington."

Read more in the WT.



blog editor's note:

I can think of a few other ways to say it, but, yes, that would be just fine. ;) 
Arthur Scully Jr. was known as the ultimate volunteer, a kind and ethical man of integrity whose charitable efforts touched the lives of many.

Each fall, Mr. Scully volunteered at the Rolling Rock steeplechase races in Ligonier, which was a fundraiser for the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill.

Arthur M. Scully Jr. of Ligonier, formerly of Shadyside, a trustee of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, died on Thursday Oct. 28, 2010, in his home. He was 82.

Read more in the Tribune Review.

Nikki Schwab was on Geraldo tonight!!!!

I was so surprised.  They were chatting about the Restore Sanity rally and I thought, that looks like Nikki, then there was her name and I was just so surprised.  She did a really nice. job.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Compass Inn Story Telling

The Compass Inn had a story telling thing going, really enjoyed it. Mariane M. was one of the story tellers.

Trick Or Treaters

Fire Truck conveniently provided the name

What a handsome group this is !



Really liked these guys

The doggie isnt as into it ;)

If this isnt a great couple I dont know who is !


Alice In Wonderland characters!


Know these guys?


Cat Woman !

Mariane, flute player, and she is a story teller too!

A few skulls out tonight.



Diane, you look really good as the "Peace Witch" !


Not sure what we got here.


Ahhhh, Miss America and Lady GA GA , right ?


Could that be Joy?

A big TY for the people who let me take their photo!

lots of trick or treaters in town tonight!!!

Ligcam
About 10 years ago, I was lying in the bedroom of my house in Cheyenne, Wyo., an old place that used to be workmen's lodging down by the Union Pacific railroad station. I wasn't in a deep sleep, more like that murky in-between state as slumber comes in for a landing. I opened my eyes halfway. In the doorway of the bedroom, a young man stood staring at me. Was he 15? Was he 20? Dressed in work clothes from the 1930s, of humble posture, he was there -- I will never forget those eyes -- yet I could see straight through him. Frightened to my core, I sat up, screaming until my boyfriend shook me. "What? What?"

"There was a boy over there! He was standing right there."

Read more on Salon.

ForgottenBooks.org

I just discovered this wonderful on-line resource.  Here's a blurb from their home page:

Welcome to Forgotten Books! From this web site you can read literally thousands of books online, download free ebooks in PDF format, and if you prefer to read from paper, we sell high-quality paperback books at wholesale prices.

We are an independent publisher, specializing in historical writings. This includes works such as: classical fiction, philosophy, science, religion, folklore, mythology and sacred texts, in addition to secret and esoteric subjects, such as: occult, freemasonry, alchemy, hermetic and ancient knowledge. We have fiction and non-fiction books in both print and as e-books for download.
Forgotten Books is a book publisher. All of the books on this web site are published by us. We reprint classical literature and old books that have long been out of print. Many of our books you may not find elsewhere.
If only it were that funny. Paine, who first used the term "the United States of America," could not abide tyrants of any kind, no matter how they came to power. He warned, too, about the possibility of an imperial Congress.

If Paine had been asked what he thought of Nancy Pelosi and company tucking into Obamacare a provision forbidding future Congresses from overturning portions of the law, he might have responded with a quote from his essay "The Rights of Man": "The vanity and presumption of governing beyond the grave is the most ridiculous and insolent of all tyrannies."

Read more on WT. 

Thomas Paine Collection: Common Sense, Rights of Man, Age of Reason, An Essay on Dream, Biblical Blasphemy, Examination Of The Prophecies (Forgotten Books)

Read this book for free on-line at ForgottenBooks.org.

Good morning, Ligonier! .....tickety tackety toc toc toc toc....tricks or treats - what eh?

Ligcam
Among the latest controversies is Sen. Russ Feingold's choice of words in a campaign television advertisement. The conservative American Future Fund on Thursday filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission arguing that the Wisconsin Democrat violated campaign finance laws he sponsored by saying in the ad that he "supports" the message rather than "approves" it.

"While everyone else complies with the hypertechnical and onerous disclosure requirements of the McCain-Feingold law ... Senator Feingold simply ignores requirements," American Future Fund spokesman Nick Ryan said.

Read more on WT.
GREENSBURG (KDKA)
After about seven hours of deliberation, jurors reached a verdict in the trial of an AWOL soldier accused of killing a local businessman.

Anthony Mowry was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, arson and theft.

He was accused of beating and stabbing William McMichael Jones in his Ligonier home, then ransacking the place to make it look like a robbery.

ALPHABET OF THE BIBLE – LETTER H



Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you. (Exodus 20:12)

A central tenet of the Christian faith is the Great Commandment : love God, neighbor and self with heart, soul, mind and strength. In a sense the faith is a three-dimensional relationship---God, others, and yourself.

The current day practice of the faith often strongly tilts toward a two-dimensional relationship---between God and self. Self-fulfillment, every person for themselves, and freedom from the constraints and expectations of family, government, and society in general, seem to permeate religious practice inside and outside the church structure.

Our H verse serves to remind us that relating to God can never be separated from good relationships with others. God has used our parents as a conduit to our entry and growth in this world. God has used us to be the conduits for our children. In our case, one of our children is adopted. God still uses us as a conduit for our daughter’s growth. God expects us to honor our parents. This is honoring God as Creator. This verse starts a process of thankfulness for all of God’s creation—our lives, the lives of those around us, and the whole created order.

The term embedded became part of our vocabulary with the term-- to continue reading click on: 26 Devotions Based on the Alphabet: The Letter H

Trick-or-Treat

Join us for our 1st Merchant Halloween today from 5-6
at The Enchanted Moment on 110 N Fairfield Street

An "In" joke for Mellow Mikers

How many MMs does it take to change a light bulb?

One will do, but first, Diane has to set the mood and "Joe did you have something you wanted to read?" .
PURCHASE LINE — Ryan Knupp scored three times, and Bryan Saxton and Russell Markosky each scored twice as Ligonier Valley beat Purchase Line 54-0 in a Heritage Conference football game Friday night.


Ligonier Valley racked up more than 400 yards of offense, including 395 rushing.
 

First Friday Series

A Seventh-Day Adventist
Health Message

Nov. 5th - 7:30 to 9:30 PM
Speaker - Rev. Robert Fisher
Minister-Johnstown Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Physical restoration through diet and lifestyle is a large part of the Seventh-Day Adventist “Health Message”. The presentation will include a discussion of this message, how it originated and its impact today. An additional topic addressed will be the relationship between Seventh-Day Adventists and Muslims and Jews.

The First Friday Series offers the public the opportunity to hear religious, philosophical or other vital topics affecting humankind. The belief set of a different religious tradition or other subject is presented and discussed each month. 
Free to the public - Sponsored by 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley
1.5 miles East of Ligonier on Route 30 (Beside Ligonier Valley Beach)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Alex, I'll take "Things Growing In My Backyard" for $500 .
















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Breaking News Alert: President Obama says suspicious packages found on two cargo planes
October 29, 2010 4:32:09 PM
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President Obama said suspicious packages found aboard two cargo planes bound for the United States "do apparently contain explosive material."

http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/LI37JS/S3PJ7M/M31GZX/IBLEKK/9JUSX/VU/h

For more information, visit washingtonpost.com
Military jets escorting commercial plane to JFK airport... developing...on Drudge

The package found on the UK plane Thursday night was shipped from Yemen and bound for Chicago - potentially in a plot against synagogues, officials said.
Additionally, as a precaution, a United Arab Emirates flight is being escorted to JFK airport by two military fighter jets as a precaution, according to reports.


Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/10/29/2010-10-29_suspicious_ups_packages_across_east_coast_including_one_in_brooklyn_under_invest.html#ixzz13mHDJrT4
Three of Esquire magazine's "10 Best Members of Congress" actually have good qualities, and are interesting signs of how reasonably hardcore small-state thinking can get props even from the mainstream. Three of them have been people Reason readers have been hearing about for awhile themselves.

Read more on Reason.

Look at his cute Halloween costume! Fu Manchu Wu. ;)

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Sue and Mr. Wu

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immigrants and English

I have to say that spending time researching the families who settled in my hometown has given me a better understanding of this issue.   This CATO article is a good read.
Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor and two coauthors (Dr. Stanley Prusiner, recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Medicine, and Ken Dychtwald, a psychologist and gerontologist) published a profound op-ed in the New York Times yesterday. They called for a massive effort to cure Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). In so writing, they echoed Maria Shriver, who has been making the same argument: It’s cheaper, as well as more compassionate, to cure the malady than it is to care for it. As the op-ed notes, we don’t spend money on polio anymore, not because we streamlined treatment or because we are heartless, but because we eliminated the disease itself.

Read more in the National Review.
He washed the powder down with an energy drink, and around 15 minutes later began sweating and vomiting blood. He later died at King’s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire, central England, the Nottingham Post reported.

The court heard that Bedford ignored the product's recommendation to take no more than one sixteenth of a teaspoon and instead took two spoonfuls of the powder -- ingesting a level of caffeine 70 times more than is usually found in a high-energy drink.

Read more on MyFoxDC.

MEMORIES OF HALLOWEEN PAST!

WHEN THE KIDS WERE LITTLE JULIE AND FRIENDS

FYI

Ten o'clock parade in the Diamond was canceled.

Good morning, Ligonier!

Ligcam
States have had anti-bullying laws since 1999, but some versions are being urged by civil rights groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and gay organizations such as the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) to spell out special protections for the gay community.

Now some anti-bullying proponents question whether the overemphasis on gender will give short shrift to the very real problem of violence by and against youths.

"Teasing and bullying arent an issue in our community. Youths killing and maiming other youths is," said Ron Moten, co-founder of the anti-youth-violence group Peaceoholics. "The new movement is not about children. Its about politics."

Besides, Mr. Moten said, schools cant "police everything a kid says."

Read more in the WT.
The Senate’s famed “millionaires club” is becoming a little crowded.

According to a Roll Call analysis of Senate financial disclosure forms filed in 2010, more than half of the chamber’s membership, 54 lawmakers, reported a minimum net worth of more than $1 million. Another four Senators fell short of that mark by less than $100,000.

In addition, more than half of the Senate’s membership saw their individual fortunes grow in 2009, the period covered by their most recent disclosure reports.


Read more in Roll Call.
The ruling by the judge, Justice Paul Wooten of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, did not find that the girl was liable, but merely permitted a lawsuit brought against her, another boy and their parents to move forward.

The suit that Justice Wooten allowed to proceed claims that in April 2009, Juliet Breitman and Jacob Kohn, who were both 4, were racing their bicycles, under the supervision of their mothers, Dana Breitman and Rachel Kohn, on the sidewalk of a building on East 52nd Street. At some point in the race, they struck an 87-year-old woman named Claire Menagh, who was walking in front of the building and, according to the complaint, was “seriously and severely injured,” suffering a hip fracture that required surgery. She died three weeks later.

Read more in the NYT.
In 2004, Mowry was convicted in juvenile court of car theft and drug offenses and placed in a detention home for six months.

He enlisted in the Army in July 2007 and was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. He went absent without leave twice, the first time for 21 days when he traveled to Corpus Christi, according to Wettstein. His second AWOL stint lasted about two months when he and a girlfriend traveled to Ohio, then to Pennsylvania, just before Jones was murdered.

A month before the murder, Mowry was arrested in Somerset County and charged with drunken driving. Wettstein testified the police report indicated Mowry had a blood-alcohol content of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the limit at which a motorist is considered to be intoxicated in Pennsylvania. Mowry initially gave police a false name, according to Wettstein.

Public Defender Dante Bertani said a decision will be made this morning on whether Mowry will testify in the trial when it resumes before Judge Al Bell.

Read more in the Tribune Review.
LIGONIER — With all the chances they had, maybe the Ligonier Valley Rams should have put up more than seven points.

But, when you have a defense like theirs, sometimes one score is all you need.
That was the case against United as the Rams' defense held up Russell Markosky's 82-yard, first-quarter touchdown run by earning its fourth shutout of the season, a 7-0 Senior Night victory at Weller Field.

"That was a fantastic defensive football game," said Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel. "You saw the top two defensive football teams go at it, and if you like defensive football, then you definitely liked this game. We got the big play, and that held up."

Read more in the Blairsville Dispatch.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

HALLOWEEN READING

Local writers have much to contribute to your Halloween reading pleasure…

TRENDING---WHITE PUMPKINS
Ghostly white pumpkins of the Lunar variety
http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/ghostly-white-pumpkins-of-the-lunar-variety/y-white-pumpkins-of-the-lunar-variety/















Orange is so Passe—Go for the White Pumpkin!













WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PUMPKIN???

It’s a Pumpkin’s Life

A Jack-O-Lantern Interview

Chosen from the Pumpkin Patch

EERIE:
Tarantulas—Ooh, So Halloween Creepy















TARANTULA PIX WEB LINK: http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/school/dondero/msm/spider/tarindex.html

THE HAUNTED CABIN IN THE WOODS

JOURNEY’S END ABOUT THE COMPASS INN

HALLOWEEN REMEMBRANCE
Halloween in Bull Run a. k. a. Skunk Hollow (PA)

how exciting - Ligonier Valley Trail - it's alive!

start the Ho Ho Ho-ing!

A LIGONIER CHRISTMAS:

REHEARSALS BEGIN TODAY - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2010 IN THE 2ND FLOOR REHEARSAL ROOM AT THE THEATER.

Ligonier PA 10/27/10


part of the cornucopia of treats we have for the kiddies this year....

That is, if they last!  LOL  I admit the gobbling a Skybar with coffee yesterday and today.  I remember loving these as a kid but I must have gobbled them quickly because until today, yes not yesterday, TODAY, I realized there were four separate fillings. DUH!  I only noticed because I decided to be more ladylike and break off and enjoy one section at a time.  Interesting and yummy.

Find out what's inside a Skybar on NECCO.

Speaking of NECCO, read this surprisingly natural description of NECCO Wafers:

All Natural Necco Wafers Original Roll
New All Natural Necco Wafers offer the same great taste and variety of flavors, but are now made with all natural ingredients. The candies remain naturally fat-free, gluten-free and contain no high-fructose corn syrup. The All Natural Necco Wafers Original roll comes in seven great original flavors including Orange, Lemon, Chocolate, Clove, Cinnamon, Wintergreen and Licorice. Artificial ingredients have been replaced with natural flavors and colors from red beets, purple cabbage, turmeric and cocoa powder.
In our new survey, we found libertarians were 48 percent of Tea Partiers, versus 51 percent who held traditional conservative views. We defined traditional conservatives as agreeing that “the less government the better,” and that “the free market can handle these problems without government being involved,” but also believing that “the government should promote traditional values.”  Tea Party libertarians agreed that less government is better, and prefer free markets, but believe that “the government should not favor any particular set of values.”

These findings help refute the assumption that the Tea Party is just another conservative group, both fiscally and socially. The data should also caution Republicans not to over-interpret potential midterm gains in the House and Senate as a mandate for social as well as fiscal conservatism.

Read more on Cato.