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Ursula Siebert, originally a German teacher & lecturer turned businesswoman, lived in different European countries before coming to the USA. She is now a free-lance writer. Often tongue-in-cheek, she sees life and politics in the USA from the perspective of a European blow-in.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 17, 2011 Sharia Law in US: It's happening
Multiculturalism seems to be working well here in the US whereas in Europe immigrants seem to exploit the freedom they are given. Instead of embracing their European host countries' laws they insist on retaining their their cultural mores, even demand the right to exercise sharia law: GB is applying it and now Muslims in the Netherlands demand it in the streets of Amsterdam.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 3, 2010 What Does "Certfied Organic" Mean?
Skeptics of organic farming often doubt whether they can trust the label "Organic". In her series "Out of Ireland", the Ex Farmer's Wife explains the certification process for organic foods in Ireland which compares to US standards.
SHARE Monday, February 22, 2010 Organic vs Conventional Meats
Conventional raising of cattle treats animals like production units. These creatures never set a foot on grass or eat it. We grow grains to fee it to cows. There is a more humane way of raising animals that is also more environmentally friendly. Pasturing benefits the farmer, the animals, the consumers who drink the milk, and perhaps most of all, the land and environment on which it all depends.
SHARE Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Not so Happy Valentine?
V-Day Frenzy can drive a single person mad in a society filled with couples.Our hormones keep pushing us into that direction of mating, yet we all stumble on, looking for another chance in the school of hard knocks, sometimes resigning ourselves to not having any luck in this game of love. It's just another day for selling merchandise at a time of year that would otherwise be very quiet with Christmas over and Easter far away.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 3, 2010 We need to stop the corporate takeover of our electoral process
We need to stop the corporate takeover of our democratic process. Sign the Credo petition and write to your congressional representatives as well as Barack Obama. If not blocked, we will witness something incredibly pernicious happening.
SHARE Sunday, January 24, 2010 We the People are as Mad as Hell: Are we becoming a Banana Republic?
Democrats unite and don't stand by HOPING while the teabaggers and Republican Naysayers claim they are the only ones who want their country back.
Bob Basso author of "Common Sense" plays the role of Thomas Paine to ignite the fire of change in America. Patriotism and Pride for America lead Thomas Paine to help take back America!
SHARE Monday, January 18, 2010 What you need to know about GM foods
The Ex Farmer's wife warns about the dangers of GM Foods and provides advice how to avoid them.In contrast to 6 countries in the EU, including Germany, here produce need not be labelled as genetically modified.
SHARE Saturday, January 2, 2010 Out of Ireland (7): Cats & Broccoli
The ex Farmer's Wife continues her story of setting up the organic farm:planting of berries and veggies. The family grows by a cat. Some curious idiosyncracies about Irish pronunciation.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, January 1, 2010 Our Heavenly Earth 1
This trilogy was a Christmas gift by friend, scientist and freethinker Terry Loucks, co-author of "Burning Words: A Book About the Gospel of Gospels".
It shows that the Earth itself is a true Christmas miracle. I'm facilitating its publication to interested readers because of its sheer excellence.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Shopocalyse Now
The Church of life After Shopping exhorts shopping crazed worshippers at malls to stop sinning. Together with his Gospel Choir, Rev. Billy tours the country to prevent Shopocalyse now. Can the gift of love be bought for Christmas? What would Jesus buy?
SHARE Saturday, December 19, 2009 Letter to Elected Officials to Pass Health Care Bill
Proposal to our elected officials to pass a badly needed health care bill.It's time to join in some activism, take responsibility and take a stand. I have no party affiliations but experienced helth care in European countries where nobody is "left behind". If other countries can do it, the riches country on earth can too.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 17, 2009 What would Jesus have bought?
In the lead up to Christmas, millions of Americans worship at the altar of consumerism hunting for bargains for their loved ones. I don't do Xmas anymore. The shopping frenzy leaves me cold. Yet it is our citizens' duty to help jumpstart the malingering economy out of its recession. Or what was the birth of Jesus all about?
SHARE Sunday, November 22, 2009 The Humble Spud
Growing your own potatoes is most rewarding because of the delicious flavor organic spuds have. The Ex Farmer's Wife relates her experience in growing them.
SHARE Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Where were you when the Wall came down?
Maggie Thatcher would rather give up Northern Ireland than the Soviets let Germany unite. Wrong! History went the unexpected way.The Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down on 9 No 1989, an unbelievable 20 years ago now.
SHARE Sunday, October 25, 2009 Plow and Harrow
Not a Pub, but the Beginning of Husbandry: Plowing the land is the first step for a successful vegetable patch.
SHARE Monday, September 21, 2009 Out of Ireland (3)
The Ex Farmers's Wife takes you on a scenic route of Ireland on her farm purchasing trip, giving you a glimpse of the countryside, characters, and ghosts!
SHARE Saturday, September 12, 2009 Out of Ireland
The Ex Farmer's Wife gives a sneak preview into her column
SHARE Friday, September 4, 2009 Out of Ireland
Dreaming of the Good Life and escaping it all? This Farmer's Ex Wife -or is it Ex Farmer's Wife?- is sharing her exprience of self-sufficiency on an organic farm in Ireland with you in this column.