Police raid New York blogger’s home after she did Google searches for ‘pressure cookers’

  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2013 1:05 AM GMT
    Police raid New York blogger’s home after she did Google searches for ‘pressure cookers’

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/01/police-raid-new-york-bloggers-home-after-google-searches-for-pressure-cookers/
  • metta

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    Aug 02, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    What is the benefit of cooking in a pressure cooker? I cooked lentils in a regular big pan and it worked fine. And after soaking them it only took about 30 minutes in a regular pan.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    My mom had one when I was a kid. She said they took so long to cool down that it didn't save any time.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    My grandmother used one years ago because using a pressure cooker made cheap cuts of meat nice and tender. I never liked it.
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    Philibuster saidMy mom had one when I was a kid. She said they took so long to cool down that it didn't save any time.



    No offense to your mom, but she wasn't doing it right! Pressure cookers make microwave ovens look like the dark ages. You turn the heat off, wait about 20 seconds max for the steam to stop coming out and remove the lid. My guess is that she thought she had to keep the gigger on until it stopped hissing. But you can remove the gigger at any time when you want it to cool down. There is nothing on Earth that cooks as fast as a pressure cooker, and since it locks in the taste, nothing tastes better either.
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    Aug 02, 2013 4:57 AM GMT
    venue35 saidWhat gives them the right to go into someone's house like that without a search warrant of any kind???


    seriously we are not living in 'america' anymore. we are living in america's shadow. this is a dark and trippy place.
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    Aug 02, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    dre4mbo1 said
    venue35 saidWhat gives them the right to go into someone's house like that without a search warrant of any kind???


    seriously we are not living in 'america' anymore. we are living in america's shadow. this is a dark and trippy place.


    Yeah, Obama land.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Philibuster saidMy mom had one when I was a kid. She said they took so long to cool down that it didn't save any time.



    No offense to your mom, but she wasn't doing it right! Pressure cookers make microwave ovens look like the dark ages. You turn the heat off, wait about 20 seconds max for the steam to stop coming out and remove the lid. My guess is that she thought she had to keep the gigger on until it stopped hissing. But you can remove the gigger at any time when you want it to cool down. There is nothing on Earth that cooks as fast as a pressure cooker, and since it locks in the taste, nothing tastes better either.

    True.
    It's quite common in Indian Kitchen for cooking lentils and rice.
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:49 PM GMT
    And for Sambahr! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2013 1:56 PM GMT
    I use mine for pork loin, beef shank and pinto beans.
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:05 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidAnd for Sambahr! icon_smile.gif

    Yes sir!
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
    venue35 saidWhat gives them the right to go into someone's house like that without a search warrant of any kind???


    The Patriot Act reauthorized by Obama.
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:17 PM GMT
    Pressure cooked meat is fucking delicious.
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    metta8 saidMaybe they should just make pressure cookers illegal.


    They'll have to pry my Kuhn-Rikon Duromatic from my cold dead hands.
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    Aug 02, 2013 2:54 PM GMT
    I got the bf an All-American pressure cooker/canner. He uses it to can vegetables from the farm. It's built like a tank and should last for decades - it probably will outlive us.

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    Aug 02, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    charlitos saidPressure cooked meat is fucking delicious.


    It's not my favorite way to cook meat, but I do sometimes use it to quickly make a chicken soup with chicken and stock right out of the freezer. I put the block of frozen stock in the bottom of the cooker on high heat. On top of that goes the frozen chicken and some carrots and celery. Put the lid on, take it to high pressure, cook for 20 minutes, done.

    What I mostly use it for is making chicken stock. It's so much quicker and convenient than the 18 hour method, and I think it makes a better, richer stock. I get much better gelling with the pressure cooker.
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
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    venue35 saidWhat gives them the right to go into someone's house like that without a search warrant of any kind???


    seriously we are not living in 'america' anymore. we are living in america's shadow. this is a dark and trippy place.


    Yeah, Obama land.


    ...and be like Bush and miss the fact that guys were taking flying lessons just to steer a plane so they could hijack a couple to crash into downtown Manhattan?

    It's a case it's damned if you do and damned if you don't

    there'd be a chorus getting stuck into Obama if another 9/11 happened...keeping its citizens safe and secure is the first duty of a government

    Getting the balance right is a tough gig

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    Aug 02, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    Guess I'm going to have to have someone give me some lessons on using one. I've never tried it and never been exposed to one. Keep hearing about them but never sure what the point of them was.
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    venue35 saidWhat gives them the right to go into someone's house like that without a search warrant of any kind???

    They asked if they could search the house, though it turned out to be just a cursory search. They walked around the living room, studied the books on the shelf (nope, no bomb making books, no Anarchist Cookbook), looked at all our pictures, glanced into our bedroom, pet our dogs. They asked if they could go in my son’s bedroom but when my husband said my son was sleeping in there, they let it be.

    It's call consent. That's when the homeowner ALLOWS someone into your home. There was no need for a search warrant. They were there to determine if there was any validity in what was reported. What's wrong with that? If they had not acted and a bomb was placed in a public area, I suspect that some of you guys would be the first in line to bitch about how they knew and did nothing. Get real! Read the article and use some common sense!
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    Aug 02, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    ozmuscle2 said.keeping its citizens safe and secure is the first duty of a government

    Lol. Actually, the first rule is keeping the subject population terrorized and under control, preferably by convincing them that the government is there to serve them and is responsive to their needs. One of the best ways to do that, as the Nazis well knew, is to convince them they're under attack from external forces and need the government to protect them. You know, one of the many 'funny' things about 9/11/01 is that NOT ONE PERSON in a position of authority that day was held to account for letting the attacks happen? Not one. In fact, most of them, such as general Ralph Eberhart who was in charge of NORAD that day, was later promoted to become the commander of (post 9/11 reformulated) USNORTHCOM. Go figure, right? Oh, and everyone else made a shit load of $$ when all those tax dollars started pouring into the Pentagon as it ramped up for the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq. Yeah, we're all a LOT safer now.
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    Aug 02, 2013 6:46 PM GMT
    eb925guy saidGuess I'm going to have to have someone give me some lessons on using one. I've never tried it and never been exposed to one. Keep hearing about them but never sure what the point of them was.

    I have both a stovetop and electric pressure cooker. The electric one is much easier and more convenient to use; no need to watch it. Just dump the ingredients in, set its timer, and walk away. When its finished it keeps the food hot. Best way to make brown rice (and lots of other things), with a chicken thigh tossed in for additional flavor.

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    Aug 02, 2013 6:51 PM GMT
    Just one more reason I don't cook icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 02, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    Turns out it wasn't the NSA. It was her husband's former employer that did the snooping.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/08/02/michele_catalano_pressure_cooker_search_was_not_due_to_nsa_surveillance.html
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    Aug 02, 2013 11:19 PM GMT
    venue35 saidWhat gives them the right to go into someone's house like that without a search warrant of any kind???

    After 9/11 Americans willingly handed over the same freedom they were trying to protect.
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    Aug 02, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    Not to forget the fun of paying $1.35/gal. for gas.