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I'm starting to feel inspired to make some chili. Normally this is prompted by the onset of cold weather, but it was nearly 80ºF here yesterday, so that's not it. This is just prompted by a couple of recipes I saw recently which were also presumably inspired by the calendar, rather than the weather. I've long wanted to try to create a version where the meat was less falling apart than my long-time method, which would be more in line with how competition chili turns out. I don't actually plan on entering any chili cookoffs, but I guess one can never predict how one thing will lead to another.

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35. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2017, 12:30 Peter M. Smith
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 11:17:
I'm not sure if soda taxes are a good idea or not.
In the case of Cook County (this tax wasn't enacted at the city level, it's a county-level tax) soda tax there was no desire to improve the health of the citizens of the county. Only the health of the county's bottom line. The first thing Toni Preckwinkle said after the tax was repealed was there would be across-the-board cuts coming, as the county was (if I remember the report from news radio) expecting $200m from the tax.

Even though I don't live in the county, I work in the county, so I was roped into dealing with this nonsense. I ended up bringing in my drinks from home and storing at my desk, rather than dealing with the additional taxes.
 
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