Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Letter to Former President Jimmy Carter Dated: September 26th, 2014, Friday...


September 26th, 2014 Friday…

To: Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

The Carter Center

Atlanta, Georgia

From: Brother Tracy Gibson

213 South 49th Street

Philadelphia, Common Wealth of Pennsylvania  19139

Advocate – Philanthropist – Businessman--Writer

Dear Former President Jimmy Carter & Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter:

It is with great Honor, Pride, Respect & Joy that I find time, once again, to sit & write you both. It is funny How when you really get to know People all the rough edges come out as do all the things about People that shock & surprise—Good & Bad. When I talk with People, Black People like myself, my age—I am 57—they act like I cursed them sometimes when I say Jimmy Carter was the best President we had in recent times. They call me—in their minds only because they don’t have the heart to say it to my face—they want to so bad to call me an Uncle Tom as they say ``Why of Course President Obama is the best President we have ever had!!’’ They fail to remember the religious & Spiritual convictions and religious & Spiritual dedication you both have and How this has shaped & molded your Human Rights & Freedom oriented political & ethical philosophy & views.   And the vital post-White-House work you have both done internationally to end World hunger, provide clean water and end worm [get name of worm] contamination and infestation throughout parts of Africa. This, as you well know, is only part of the great many achievements you have accomplished since your White House days. This justice oriented & balanced idea of decency, good will, fairness & or respect for human rights is what carried you both from Plains, Georgia to The White House successfully. Our country was just coming up for a breath of Fresh air after the terrible atrocities of the Watergate / Nixon years when you both were rightfully given a great deal of credit for leading us out of a great fog.  This Nixon / Watergate fog almost destroyed our Spirit & our will as a Nation. We must continue to excel financially & exercise our God-given & Constitutional rights as the World’s leading & possibly most powerful democracy.  We certainly have some calluses in our record as a Nation, but right now, and this may change, I don’t want to live anywhere else in the world but in the United States.

Once again I am afraid our Nation is beset with internal & external scoundrels who would do us in for one reason or another. I’m afraid many of these scoundrels have sat or are sitting in high office and want to ambitiously use bombs in the place of good solid diplomacy, Peace Talks and the hard work at home & around the world of seeing Peaceful co-existence flourish, sustainability flourish & economic sharing flourish. The times we are living in are chock full of opportunities for a bright & Prosperous future and at the same time we have a great possibility of moving backwards & never really experiencing the fruit and seasons of our rich potential. This is why I am asking you, again, to step Way out of your Comfort Zone and in the Name of Anwar Sadat & Menachem [check spelling] Begin & the Camp David Accords that were reached with your help in 1978, I am asking you to do something unheard of for a sitting or former President. I asked you before and I am led by GOD to ask you again to Not ask, but tell the Navy to take the Precious name your LOVing Parents gave you off of that Nuclear Submarine which is part of the current U.S. arsenal!! I know doing such a thing will cause scorn & consternation among the military, the right wing & the pentagon—but with the private sector capitalizing so greatly from more war, death, hatred & misery I don’t know how you don’t take this Bold & Courageous step.

I really fear for our Nation and much of the World because of the conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere.  I, for one, am tired of the Middle East getting so much ink and being such a bother when there are problems, such as in the Congo and Somalia that get little or no ink and when they do get covered by the national and international press they get the story so wrong. Well, you just would not believe it. I have written any number of celebrities and Progressive financial sources to get funding for my work and the businesses I want to start.  As you might know, I have an organization on paper called the Coalition for Peace, Freedom & Justice in the Middle East.  It has NOT been funded.  All I want to do is get People of everyday life more informed on the issues of the Middle east—regular Housewives, newspaper delivery boys [like I used to be], union workers, teachers, businessmen, hair dressers, actors, and comedians—I want them to be more informed and help their views to get to be part of the political process and actually become part of the policy-making process.  This organization –The Coalition for Peace, Freedom & Justice in the Middle East--would be a non-profit, 501c3 based in the United States, probably right here in Philadelphia, but would have members of many, many international communities and many foreign countries, as well as the more regular and traditional Americans I talked about earlier.  I am ashamed and appalled at what the United Nations is doing to cover up and ignore what needs to be a better more worldly and Progressive policy towards the Middle East coming from the United States, Israel and the United Nations. They simply rubber stamp, to often at least, what the Security Council wants—Russia, China and the United States—and drown out other voices of Progressive countries such as Cuba and counties that have had adversarial relations with the United Stated such as Iran and Venezuela.  These countries and many others, have legitimate gripes and concerns that are hardly ever listened to.  This is why the United States’ military missions in the Middle East are so dangerous and often so un-called for.  The People have NOT been heard. This is why I implore you to take your name off the military submarine and make a public statement with Rosalynn Carter for Peace. I have to admit I have NOT read your book on the Middle East that was so controversial: ``Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid’’.  I don’t read like I used to, but I know this book is important for ALL Americans to read... I must find out if it is available on Compact Disk because I will listen to a book as opposed to read it if I can.  That Way I can listen to it while I do household chores like cleaning the dishes and clean the kitchen floor. [I guess that is multi-tasking, which I am against, by the Way. I think people need to be less rushed and hurried especially now when everybody wants our time and money. People need to just slow down and take their time and listen to their inner voice of wisdom and the voice of GOD before they take rash and prudent actions that cannot be turned around..] This is exactly what I’m asking you to do. It is very, very important that you NOT feel forced or coerced by me or anyone else to make such a decision that is totally yours to make. I know we both want only the best for our nation and our North American citizens, no matter what their ethnic backgrounds are. Take a week and decide if you can go out on a limb and do what I have asked.  It will have a serious and positive impact on World issues, the Peace Process and make the everyday North American, who I’m trying to reach, sit up and say, ``Hay , wait a minute, if Former President Jimmy Carter  & His Wife Rosalynn are taking such drastic action there must be something I need to listen to here. Let me turn off ``Black-ish’’ for a while and read up on this particular issue, and maybe even start taking ALL the political issues more seriously. And NOT just for the current election cycle, but always!! ‘’

I could go on, but I won’t. I am sure you have more letters to read. I want you to know that you don’t have to mention my name if you take this action. I don’t need any credit for helping you see the validity in such an action. I know full well, because of your successes in the Middle East, [The Camp David Accords of 1978 and much of your other work on this issue] that you care about our world and the Peace efforts that go on.  I wanted to add that the Peace groups in Israel that do such great work and have done so for many, many years are often ignored by the major media as well.  This is a pity and a shame and very unfair.    I wish you and your wife Rosalynn Peace, Justice and much Prosperity as I also wish this for ALL humans on earth. I hate to see People suffer needlessly. I hate to hear about the torture that is actually being carried out by United States officials, even while the President denies it; and I hate to see People starve and have to go without nice homes when there is such a great amount of bounty and abundance in the world. Lastly, but by no means least, I really hate to see children suffer needlessly [their suffering is ALWAYS needless.].

 

Many Peaceful Blessings,

 

 

Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson

 

Post Script: When I finished writing this letter I could find NO typoes. I did the best research I could, but a few might be slipped in by ``parties unknown’’ such as the NSA or other such covert authorities because I’m getting a reputation in that community as well. Much LOVe and Respect to you, especially on your 90th Birthday!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Activism Tactics that will move us forward.....

April 26th, 2014 Saturday

The Following is an Open Letter to: The North Star Fund
520 Eight Avenue
New York, New York  10018-6656

From: Brother Tracy Gibson
Full Legal Name: Tracy Charles Gibson
African Name: Kokayi
Post Office Box 42878
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19101-2878

Reason for Writing: New Ideas for Activism.

1} Ole methods are not working & are ineffective.

2} Let us try something else; a new success mode.

3} Let us Lift ALL Boats--financially, socially & spiritually.

4} Instead of Challenging the Ole Established order we Will find much more success when we take on a ``Let's Lift All Boats'' Philosophy and bring on change in a gradual fashion or manner while thinking of sharing with our neighbors. Sometimes this is not easy because sometimes issues are designed by the media and higher ups financially to pit different racial groups against others.  We must work at working with other people, and also within our racial and other groups we feel most comfortable with. RELAX!!!

5} Think of Policies that make dollars and sense [cents] -- And Positive, reasonable change for ALL People, All Concerned.  Being GOD-Centered and LOVing ourselves is very important for me personally. It may NOT be a mode that works for you.

6} We have been wasting time banging and beating on Doors that will never open. Some minds are closed and will stay that way until GOD finds the proper tools to theoretically open them in a non-violent, LOVing, and timely Way. Meanwhile, We have to get on with the work of Revolution as we see fit to.

7} Find Ways to create our own opportunities; create jobs; make our sources of money and income to expand on opportunity, especially in so-called depressed or ``oppressed'' communities. We will be a whole lot better off creating opportunity ourselves than we will be fighting the ole guard and the ole establishment to get the forward motion we seek for our Revolutionary efforts.  

8} Cool Down criticism [ This is something I REALLY need to work at myself--and I mean in a BIG WAY!!!]; and find good in a few things our perceived enemies have where we can work together -- even only if we are in negotiations or short-term communications-- instead of arguing endlessly over philosophy, ideology & issues like traffic jams and grape jelly over orange marmalade--that will most likely never be solved to everyone's moral, ethical & Human Rights satisfaction. Let's offer more choices: like they need to at MCee Dees like a turkey burger and a veggie burger instead of just a beacon, double cheese burger with a stroke--there I go again!!!

9} Cool Tempers and Listen instead of talk endlessly.

10} Find Point Men and Point Women who can work with different groups, ethnic groups & different organizations TO MEND FENCES, BUILD BRIDGES AND KEEP LINES OF COMMUNICATION OPEN [THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE DISLOYAL TO YOUR PARTICULAR ETHNIC GROUP, RACE, SKIN-COLOR OR THE ORGANIZATION YOU ARE MOST LOYAL TO… IT IS VITAL IN DIFFICULT AND TRYING TIMES --EVEN THOUGH WE ARE MAKING ECONOMIC PROGRESS --  WHERE egos and tempers may be warmed easily, to keep communications open, keep in a positive Spirit and remember we are ALL really doing this work to create something decent, LOVing, and kind for the children of the world ...... In my case, especially Black Children.....

11} Talk, Talk, Talk; but keep a positive-thinking philosophy and a positive mind at the forefront of All work in the movement.

12} If you are willing -- allow children to interact along, within and among different lines of race and ethnicity-- especially Asian, African and Latin children.

13} Find cultural and artistic experiences that help expand mental, physical and social awareness & positive, wholesome, & Justice-Oriented interactions among those involved in The Revolution. 

14} Begin to Realize LOVing & Respecting Self is at the Root of Stability for Our People.

15} Do away with words like ``Struggle'' & ``Overcome'' & we find we have truly overcome the struggle and are on our Way to Real, lasting sustainable & ethical sharing of the world's bountiful resources.

16} These ideas and processes are offered as voluntary guidelines and are in NO WAY a requirement for any financial reward from my companies.


With LOVe, Peace & Respect,

Brother Tracy Gibson; Tracy Charles Gibson-- African Name: KOKAYI

classic cars from the 50's

Cuba has a car problem, or, should I say, the lack of cars in Cuba is a real problem. A quiet voice told me recently that Cuba, if they get cars on the regular market, regular new cars such as Volvo's, Nissan's, Ford's, & Cadillac's the world markets will literally close in on itself and cause Cuba to look like an economic champion like Japan was before it's awful earth quake a few years ago, or last year. World markets will be in trouble because they are often based on people buying and purchasing and trading foreign currencies instead of investing in infrastructure that helps employ people and helps effectively improve world economies--especially in the West. You heard it here.  This is why the U.S. Trade embargo against Cuba exist--to keep channeling money into currency exchanges as opposed to investing Capital in the little working guy and helping small businesses and help in raising wages and expanding jobs. You heard it here first. But don't quote me because my critics keep saying I don't know what I'm talking about.  They see someone who doesn't have money yet and they say ``Hay if He is so smart how come He doesn't have any money, yet?'' To that I say remember the example Master of the Boxing trainer Angelo Dundee. He was fat and out of shape, but He really know what He was doing in the training and advice He gave Muhammad Ali. He was an extraordinary trainer, but out of shape Himself. A lesson I learned by sitting back and watching. The Wisdom Seeker... 

T'Ola's At 4505 Baltimore Avenue.....


If you are seeking a break from fast food places and really want to try some great food, try Atiya Ola's at 4505 Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia.   She serves breakfast items such as turkey beacon, eggs, vegan pancakes, gluten-free pancakes and salads with salmon for lunch [UMMM!!]. Call them at (215) 939-3298 or just stop by. They are conveniently located in West Philadelphia near Clark Park... They Specialize in Vegetarian and Vagan and Raw foods... Atiya once catered an event for me last year and EVERYBODY LOVED THE RAW FOOD--even people who had not tried it before!!! She comes highly recommended...

** Late addition: recently I had Her Black Bean soup and a salmon salad and chocolate cake. You are talking about something really great. I also get a great deal of wisdom when I visit Atya Ola's because many very smart Black people like to stop by for a meal and talk.

Corn & Crab Chowder...


Gina Spencer and Shelbi  have been fans of crab since they were little girls, which strikes me as funny when I think about what I liked to eat when I was a child (hint: PB&J). This soup, with the sweet corn and Vidalia onion balancing out the crab and spices, is one of their favorite dishes. It is healthy enough to be served on its own, but I also like it with a fresh salad.
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5 ears corn (to yield about 4 1/2 cups corn kernels
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken broth
3 Yukon Gold potatoes (1 1/2 pounds),
scrubbed and cubed
1 dried bay leaf
2 cups whole milk
One 8-ounce can crabmeat
(claw or lump)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dash of hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce


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Cut the corn kernels from the cobs and put them in a bowl. Use your knife to scrape the cobs to release the milky liquid. Reserve.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Once it's foamy and melted, add the onion, celery, and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, and stir until thoroughly combined with vegetables, about 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, and toss in the potatoes and bay leaf and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Stir in the milk, crab, corn and its liquid, and thyme, and sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


[From Page 164--photo on Page 165--of Back Home with The Neelys Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to yours. Pat and Gina Neely with Ann Volkwein ].

No Good Deed Goes un...

No Good Deed [or work] goes unnoticed by GOD, and His repayment is great. No Good work [or deed] goes un-rewarded, un thanked, unpaid, un appreciated, or ignored. GOD has His Way of helping when you least expect it or when you are almost totally down to your last quarter. He will be ever merciful and helpful to those working towards real freedom, real justice, real lasting peace and more positive communications between the races, more money splashed around for the poor, the homeless and the needy, more niceness, kindness and more giving when you yourself need a few pagar em dinheiro and don't want to give, but do so anyway. He remembers. He is NOT santa. He is God. He is available all year round. Not just at Christmas. You don't have to go to church to see Him. He is in your home and in your mirror.  He is in your heart in the formation of kindness, good will, LOVe, generosity & Mercy. So don't worry about being punished for good deeds and good work. Don't use that as an excuse to be greedy, uncaring & wicked. Do the correct things, be yourself, be ethical and remember your parents, grandparents and children at Christmas and always. If you need some direction as to how to be ore Loving and less greedy, read ``Ethical Ambition,'' By Derrick Bell. This is what I did. GOD Bless You.


From The Wisdom Seeker &Anonymous

Monday, September 22, 2014

fast cars can be dangerous slow down...

Business Relationships & Partnerships sought.....

Black Men, if you are 31 to 60 seeking business relationships or partnerships with an older, Idea-motivated intellectual type--Look no further than here.  I am well trained on steering men in the correct direction in life & I will help you get grants for college or university. Or, I may be able to utilize you & your skills in the businesses I'm developing & implementing right now. If you only want a professional relationship and are in need of help getting grants & scholarships I am SURE you should contact me.  I will take a while, but I will get back to you. It falls into your hands to get the help you need. I am 57 and well able and motivated to help you. Write me at: Mr. Tracy Gibson; Post Office Box 42878; Philadelphia, Common Wealth of Pennsylvania 19101-2878. Business degree, computer background or business background required if you are applying  for a job.  

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Letter to the Pope: Pope Francis...

September 19th, 2014, Friday...


From: Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson
address


Phone Number
E: Mail


Dear Pope Francis:


I hope you are well. I also hope I have not caused you too much trouble. A few weeks ago I sent you a letter requesting funds and claiming I was Jesus.  I sent a lock of my own hair as if to prove something. I should have just said I am struggling with mental illness [bipolarism with schizophrenic features], but that I'm doing quite well and have not had to be hospitalized for mental illness in over 10 years. I apologize for any difficulty or problem I may have caused you or your office. All I want right now is to live happy and free, help myself get better, have more mentally stable friends, make about $50,000.00 a year as an activist or advocate for Black People & Poor People and have a good solid relationship with a new handsome, professional Black man. I Pray all the time for these things. I don't think the FACT that I'm a homosexual should hold me back. I basically LOVe People and want to work for World Peace and the betterment of our North American Society.  I try not to have any enemies or make enemies. I LOVe people and nature and my Family and Friends & GOD with All my heart. I accept the gift of GOD's allowing me to walk on this earth with humbleness and Grace each Day. I LOVe GOD and just want to work to do His merciful Gracious work on this earth. Thank you for listening,


Peace and Blessings,


Tracy Charles Gibson


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Letter to Wal Mart about Ending Cigarette Sales.....


September 18th, 2014 Thursday

To: Walmart Stores, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer,

Carl Douglas Mcmillion

850 Cherry Avenue

San Bruno, California  94066

From: Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson,

Disabled Worker, Philanthropist, Businessman, Writer, Advocate.

Post Office Box 42878

Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  19101-2878

Phone: 1 (215) 921-2065


Dear Mr. Mcmillion:

I hope you and your family and friends in the corporate are doing well, because if you do well and are generous, caring and giving, we all end up doing well over the long run.  I have been writing some of the major Pharmaceutical companies and mentioning the fact that it is a really rather odd thing that our Pharmaceutical companies in the United States sell cigarettes when they are charged with and supposedly dedicated to making us all better, well and healed. I am sure I don’t need to tell you of the very telling and devastating health risks involved with the traditions of smoking cigarettes.  My feeling is, and it is a growing concern in our country, my feeling is we don’t need our Pharmaceutical companies selling cigarettes when they are such a danger to health.  Such risks are especially acute with young people who might start smoking at the age of 20 and smoke for 13 years. This has a very bad and deleterious impact on health in general, one’s ability to be strong and agile, and one’s ability to avoid  lung cancer and related health risks. I wrote CVS Pharmacy and they had the courage and had the sensitivity to eventually take the cigarettes off the shelves and replace them with smoking cessation and smoking alternative products.  One thing I have NOT written to the Pharmaceutical companies about this issue is that I lost my Mother, MRs. Jessie Mae Thornton Gibson to lung cancer [emphysema] and when I was a child I used to go to the corner store and buy Her a pack of Spring cigarettes quite often.  I think that memory couples with my own health concerns surrounding eating and preparing food for the better nutrition idea has caused me to continue this letter writing campaign.  I hope Wal Mart can also think very long and hard about what they are doing by not offering more products that are low in salt and sugar.  At least offer an alternative so people can be courageous and make a healthy choice if they so choose.  This will work out in helping lower health insurance costs for the corporate structure—which WalMart is a part of—as well as decrease the problems of health risks that can be burdensome, costly and sometimes even devastating to the American Family because of personal loss. I thank you for reading this letter and I am very thankful that you have a customer service division where people can write to give suggestions.  I would like to offer my services to you as a consultant if you wish to hire me.  I would have to work from my Philadelphia home, but I'm sure I could offer some future-thinking suggestions that would help WalMart turn their ship around and stop going against the Public’s health Spirit and start adding significantly to public health and public wellbeing.  I will be adding a resume to this letter, so it may take me a few days from the time I’m writing this to actually mail the letter and resume.  Be well and Stay well,

 

Peace & Blessings,

 

Mr. Tracy C. Gibson

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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A Letter from February 22nd, 2005


February 22, 2005


Brother Tracy C. Gibson
 Freedom Fighter - Community Organizer
100 African Tribes United
4635 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19139
 215.747.7839



An Open Letter to the Black Clergy of Philadelphia (Especially those who supported Lynne Abraham)


Dear Black Clergy:


I very much commend the work you have done to support and uphold the Black community in a positive way. The Black church remains a strong force in the Black community. Often the church does the right thing by having programs for the sick and shut in, people on illegal drugs, people coming out of prison who need job training and other positive assistance, the poor and the homeless. Sometimes, however, the Black church goes down a long, dark and destructive road. The support many of you recently gave to District Attorney Lynne Abraham is such a negative journey. This year there is a positive Black option to Lynne Abraham in the form of Seth Williams. Although Mr. Williams is certainly NOT the perfect candidate, he is possibly the strongest Black candidate for the job in many, many years. I feel once he gets out and gets his message across he will meet victory in the upcoming Democratic primary. It is deeply unfortunate that The Black Clergy decided not to endorse and support his fledgling candidacy in ALL ways possible. I have met Lynne Abraham and I do not think her terms in office as District Attorney have served the Black Community well. There are still too many innocent men and women being channeled into jail and prison in the Philadelphia area. She never speaks out on this racist legal structure and is steadfastly part and parcel to it. (Do the words stadium rape and injustice mean anything to you?) It is my hope and prayer that you will see the light and do what is best for the Black community here in Philadelphia in its quest for legal, political and economic power and do an about face and support Mr. Williams. Please see the attached letter I sent to City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell. While I am just a citizen of the City of Philadelphia, I am one who believes in what Jesus Christ really stood for--justice, courage, righteousness, freedom and a positive foundation for read democracy. He did not believe in or work towards people becoming racist, and lackadaisical in their quest for justice and freedom for ALL Americans as our present District Attorney has.  Your support for her is shameful. I hope other Black clergy will come out FOR  Seth Williams. Please turn your ship around towards real justice--that which is best for our community and the entire city and state. Response?


Sincerely and Humble,






Brother Tracy Gibson, Black Independent Community Senator (Self Appointed)


 Notes on the above letter: Please note the date of the letter. I believe it was when Seth Williams ran for District Attorney. I will have to do the research to see if he won or lost. I think Ms. Abraham decided not to run the next time around from this letter, which practically handed the victory to Mr. Williams. Please note the scolding temper of the letter I wrote the Black church, as if they can be manipulated by one letter from the general public. I know better know. What I also know is my enthusiasm for Mr. Williams was not long lasting, and I am now pretty much disappointed with him. I also know that my enthusiasm for electoral politics is waning as well. I tend much more to think in terms of what we as Black People can do economically to strengthen our community and rely on each other and our families more so than the so-called power structure, elected politicians and the government.  Even with a Black President and plenty of Black Congressmen and Black Congresswomen and other Black elected office holders. I have written about how we as Black People are over run with Asian stores when we should be running our own stores in our communities.  We know very little about the Asian People and their culture, and yet we are supposed to just automatically support their stores in our neighborhoods.  We need more Black community control over our stores and a greater level of self-love so we can respect store owners, and support the NEW Black stores appropriately and properly.  You will also note that all my contact information  has changed, but has been much more stable recently. I had reason for changing my e-mail address that I will not disclose. I moved to Delaware, the First State, not long after I wrote this letter. I have new contact information which is listed below.

Address: Brother Tracy Gibson; Post Office Box 42878; Philadelphia, The Common Wealth of Pennsylvania; 19101-2878; Phone: 1 (215) 921-2065. E:Mail: BrotherTracy11@GMail.Com



 

Crab Corn Chowder

Gina Spencer and Shelbi  have been fans of crab since they were little girls, which strikes me as funny when I think about what I liked to eat when I was a child (hint: PB&J). This soup, with the sweet corn and Vidalia onion balancing out the crab and spices, is one of their favorite dishes. It is healthy enough to be served on its own, but I also like it with a fresh salad.
_________________________________________________________________________________


5 ears corn (to yield about 4 1/2 cups corn kernels
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken broth
3 Yukon Gold potatoes (1 1/2 pounds),
scrubbed and cubed
1 dried bay leaf
2 cups whole milk
One 8-ounce can crabmeat
(claw or lump)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dash of hot sauce
Dash of Worcestershire sauce


________________________________________________________________________________


Cut the corn kernels from the cobs and put them in a bowl. Use your knife to scrape the cobs to release the milky liquid. Reserve.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Once it's foamy and melted, add the onion, celery, and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, and stir until thoroughly combined with vegetables, about 2 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, and toss in the potatoes and bay leaf and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft. Stir in the milk, crab, corn and its liquid, and thyme, and sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


[From Page 164--photo on Page 165--of Back Home with The Neelys Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to yours. Pat and Gina Neely with Ann Volkwein ].

boycotte these...

Corporations [Nasty Ones] To Boycott--If You are Interested!!!

1]Haliburton

2] McDonald's

3] Coco Cola

4] British Petroleum

5] Chick Fillet

6] Monsanto

7] Exxon

I thank you for your cooperation and guidance.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Foundation: Letter About Rite Aid and Cigarettes...


September 4, 2014 Thursday

Rite Aid Corporation

Mr. John T. Standley, President and Chief Executive Officer

Post Office Box 3165

Harrisburg, Common Wealth of Pennsylvania  17105-3165

From: Mr. Tracy Charles Gibson

Post Office Box 42878

Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania  19101-2878

Dear John T. Standley, President, Chief Executive Officer of Rite Aid, Inc.

I hope & Pray you & your close family & friends are well & in chipper Spirits. I was a customer at the Rite Aid at 47th & Walnut Street in Philadelphia [managed by my ole elementary school at Lea Elementary School, Mr. Robert Grayson] for quite some time when I lived around the corner from there at 4635 Sansom Street, in West Philadelphia, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I not only bought my prescriptions there, I also helped a friend of mine at the time, Mr. Blair Simmons, buy diapers and other baby needs for His new born baby at the time. [About five years ago.].  I have been thinking about our Nation’s Pharmacy system and How they should be about healing, health and well-being. It is my testimony that our Pharmacies should NOT be selling cigarettes because cigarettes and other tobacco products are known carcinogens or cancer causers. Pharmacies sell vitamins, healing products like Castor Oil and Walkers for the handicapped and bandages for the injured.  Medicines are of course, also sold.  Selling cigarettes flies in the face of your presenting yourself as a helpful healing representative of the health care profession through your Pharmacists and other health care providers who know about such things and matters as blood pressure machines, home health remedies, walkers & healthy Low Sodium foods.  It is my hope, wish and desire that cigarettes, tobacco products and even chewing tobacco be taken off the shelves and never again be sold to the public in such a setting as a Pharmacy.  I have written a similar letter to CVS Pharmacy and they have given lip-service and there was a report on KYW News Radio that they would stop selling Cigarettes—but they have NOT followed through.  I think there is still time for you to do the correct thing and beat them to the punch.  Please call my home phone and let me know if you agree and want to comply by removing cigarettes and returning them back to The Producers.  This would save countless lives in the Delaware Valley and in other areas if similar Pharmacies followed suit and did the correct things also. I thank you for your concern for the Human Factor in ALL of us.

 

Peace and Blessings,

 

Tracy Charles Gibson,

Disabled Worker; Writer; Community Organizer; Philanthropist; Businessman..