Vegan at La Puente Mexican Restaurant, Ogden

Great place for VEGANS!

My husband and I went to La Puente Mexican Restaurant in Ogden. I asked detailed questions, so you don’t have to!

Get the pinto beans that are not refried beans. They have them and will do that. Get a taco salad in a bowl, with no wheat shell. Get corn tortilla chips on the side for it. Get lettuce, cilantro, olives, fresh red and green bell peppers, tomatoes and avocadoes on it.

Their guac is vegan but it is easier for them to just get you sliced avocadoes for your custom order. The wheat flour tortillas are made with lard. The rice has chicken broth in it (just like Javier’s). The refried beans come sometimes from one supplier and sometimes from another (not made in-house). Some weeks, they get it from a supplier that says it is cooked in vegetable oil. Other weeks, they get it from a supplier that cooks it in lard. They know whihc supplie they get it from, so when you go, you could actually get refried beans if they got it that week from the supplier that cooks it in vegetable oil.

Enjoy!

I liked this place over Javier’s because Javier’s does not give me all those vegetables on my custom salad. They only give me lettuce and (not many) tomatoes. They also accidentally gave me rice on the side at Javier’s, which has the chicken broth in it. This La Puente made no mistakes and was happy to give me plenty of veggies! Yay for them!

When you go and you order, be sure to tell the host, the server, the manager, or whomever you see (all of them) that you are a vegan and want this vegan special you read about on facebook.

1- Get “O-Town Vegan Taco Salad” on the menu, please!

2- We are a large community (325 members on O-Town Vegan on facebook, I see) of vegans!

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Roy City, Utah Visioning Meeting October 12, 2016

Last night at the Roy Library, I was at battle, a soldier in that war on U.S. Sovereignty and Freedom. I attended the Roy Visioning Meeting. According to our Roy city council member, Robert Dandoy, who was in attendance, Roy is the third largest city in Davis and Weber Counties combined. The largest is Ogden. The second largest (and my beloved home town) is Layton. Based on web searches, Roy appears to be the third city in these two large counties to have a visioning meeting. Which cities are next?

     I went to the meeting. I did not feel listened to. The Wasatch Front Regional Council is not an elected body. An ICLEI visioning meeting is not done via a representative government. It is a regional government all about taxation without representation and tyranny, so what can one expect?

The Next Workshop

The next workshop will also be at the Roy Library. It will be on January 25, 2017. I assume it will also be at 6:00 p.m. Please come and defend our freedoms by alerting the people around you, the city officials, the city council and the city employees, that there are more than one of us who wants to keep U.S. freedom and sovereignty intact! They do not even care whether you live in Roy. Anyone who lives anywhere can “vote.”

Multiple Choice “Clicker” Voting

One of the battles was after the beginning presentation (slide presentation), in which people who are not asked to show any identification are given a clicker which allows them to vote on one of seven choices. Which of these seven sustainability, re-development and economic development items do you care about most for your city?

We citizens of these United States of America have been given multiple choice questions so many times in our public schools that we think that it is completely fine, normal and acceptable for our voice to be limited to seven choices. Isn’t brainstorming the best way to come up with the best ideas?

I apologize for this exhausting list, but I have to make my point because this point is extremely important to our understanding and the preservation of what liberties and freedoms we have left still.

The Founding Fathers of our great and exceptional *SOVEREIGN nation would be appalled that we think this is how decisions about our own city should be made. Virginia citizens definitely would not have ever let Benjamin Franklin, of Pennsylvania, lead a meeting for Virginia with a multiple choice question format designed supposedly to give Virginia citizens a vote about building large buildings and knocking down whatever is there.

*to learn what sovereign means, read about President Obama telling the UN he wants to give up U.S. Sovereignty.

Attendance at Roy Visioning Workshop I

My best guess is that there were 5 to 7 actual Roy citizens there. There was one guy from UTA. There were 12-14 people from the Wasatch Front Regional Council. (This is an unelected regional council, by the way, a “taxation without representation” entity. UTA is now part of ICLEI because it receives ICLEI money. (As is my city).

Roy’s City Manager kept repeating that there is web address (with Survey Monkey) so that people can give input online. Although I took the survey, inputting that the most important thing about Roy city to me is the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and other similar things, I do not think the survey is important for anyone to take. The workshop and the survey are to placate the people (and the city council, city officials and employees) so that they think the citizens of Roy have had a voice, when in reality, no Roy citizen will ever have a voice in this. The voices were “heard” in December of 1989 (More on this later in the post). None of these ICLEI visioning meetings in any group of professionals or in any city or county or state, is local. It is all part of the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives, headquartered in Bonn, Germany. Yes, indeed. It is a foreign attack from within. The battle front of this war is right in our very own city council meetings and city visioning workshops.

The Purpose of the Roy Visioning Workshops

The final presenter, who closed the beginning portion of the meeting, said in answer to a question of mine,

“Our purpose here tonight is to make you feel like you were listened to, so that you can leave here and tell your friends, ‘I was there, and they listened to me.’ “

He meant that literally; He was for real; He was telling the truth. He truly meant to say “FEEL LIKE you were listened to” instead of “Our purpose tonight is to listen to you and take into account your input.” In reality, nothing that any of us who are real Roy residents have said or will ever say to the Wasatch Front Regional Council will ever be taken into account in any way. Literally, the true purpose of all ICLEI visioning meetings is for us to be convinced that we have been listened to and for us to say to others around us, “I was there. They listened to me. I gave my input.”

     This is called the Delphi Technique. The objective is to convince people they have been listened to when they have not been listened to at all.

The purpose of doing THAT is to make it so that our transition into membership in a Regional, Fully Taxed, No-Representation Government will happen with no protests or knowledge by the public, whatsoever.

James Otis, U.S. Politician and Patriot, said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny!”

The Mapping Activity Portion of Roy Visioning Workshop I

The man with white hair and glasses at my mapping table opened with, “As a lifetime citizen of Roy, …” when the mapping activity began. I am sure he did this on purpose and for emphasis, but he was lying. When I asked, “What is the name of that burger place that is always crowded, which is on this corner, here?” He said NOTHING. If you are reading this and are going to be going to your own city’s visioning meeting, try that one on them. Ask about a local place pretty much everyone knows about. See what they know. If they know nothing, you’ve got ’em! I grew up  Layton and I am a VEGAN. I know about the Burger Bar. He was supposedly a “lifetime Roy Resident” and had no clue. The Burger Bar has a sign that says they have been open 40 years. It was featured on the T.V. show, “Drives and Dives” because it is so popular and exceptional (though not for a vegan). This man looked to be in his mid-60s, with white hair. Is he really expecting anyone in the meeting to believe he is a lifetime resident of Roy?  I had no idea that the people brought in to “act” like they are part of the city would outright lie. This meeting is more like dinner mystery theater than anything. One has to figure out who is acting and who is for real (not lying). The whole time, you have to figure our who is a real Roy citizen and who is a planted helper of the ICLEI group, which in this case has its local offices in Salt Lake City.

This man with white hair kept trying to add mixed use buildings everywhere. He kept saying, “I think this would be a nice place for a mixed use building.” Mixed use is a new term which was not used before all this Sustainable Redevelopment started. Here are examples of mixed use development zoned areas in Ogden, Utah, which you are probably familiar with.

Here is an excerpt, a list, from this web site, Bye, Bye, Blue Sky, of buzzwords which should alert you that what they are talking about is Agenda 21 (You should definitely click on that link and watch that video). Scroll down to the “M” words and you will see “Mixed Use Development.” I have marked all of the words used in last night’s meeting in bold.


beginning of reference quote:

AGENDA 21 “BUZZWORDS”

Eco-green fascism under the innocuous guise of sustainability to usher in One World Government and carbon taxation.

     Rosa Koire and her team at Democrats Against Agenda 21 put together this comprehensive list of key words and phrases that are often used at the local level when discussing Agenda 21 related initiatives.

Affordable housing
Ballot Box Planning
Benefit of all
Benefits-Driven
Buffer Zones
Cap & Trade
Choice
Climate Change
Common Core Curriculum
Common good
Community Protocol
Comprehensive planning
Consensus
Conservation Easement
Direct instruction
Downzoning
Endangered species
Environment
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Environmental Justice
Equity
Facilitator
Fair
General Plan
Global Warming
Good Business Sense
Grants
Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions
Greenways
Growth management
Habitat
HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Communities
Healthy Communities Strategy
High Speed Rail
Historic preservation
Housing Element
Inclusive
Inter-disciplinary
International baccalaureate
International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
Invasive species
Jobs-Housing Connection
Land Use Policies
Lifelong learning
Livable Communities
Local
Local Governments for Sustainability
Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Mixed Use Development
Modeling
Multi-Use Dwellings
New Economy New Urbanism
New World Order
One planet communities
Open Space
Outcome based education
Outcomes
Parking Policy
Precautionary approach
Precautionary Principle
Preserve
Priority Conservation Areas
Priority Development Areas (PDA)
Prosperity
Protect
Public/Private partnerships
Quality of life
Redevelopment
Regional
Resilient Cities
Responsible development
Restoration
Safe Routes to Schools
Sanctuary
Scenic views and vistas
School to work
Sensitive Lands
Smart growth
Smart Streets
Social justice
Stack and Pack Housing
Stakeholder
Sustainable Communities Initiative
Sustainable communities partnership
Sustainable communities strategies
Sustainable development
Sustainable Economic Development
Sustainable medicine
Three “E”s of Sustainability: Equity, Economy, Environment
Traffic calming
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Transportation Justice
Triple bottom line
Upzoning
Urban Growth Boundary
Urban revitalization
Vehicle Mileage Traveled Tax
Vibrant Neighborhoods
Vision
Visioning Meetings
Walkable Communities
Watershed
Wetlands
Wildlands

———-end of reference

 

(Another is “bikable.” The one used at my meeting was just “bicycle lane.” They talked much bout bicycle lanes being wider. They said “increase the biking easement so that the bike can take up a whole lane.” Most people know that very few bikers are ever there and most are driving in cars. The road for vehicles needs to be wider. You will know it is Agenda 21 and the Sustainability movement when they keep pushing biking over driving. I used to bike to work when I was a teen. I get it. However, the bike lanes should only be pushed if they are needed. They should not be pushed JUST BECAUSE of the green movement (which is ICLEI).

During the mapping activity, I was told not to worry about any of my worries because it would be rezoned and they would shape the laws so that this building can go there and nothing else would be allowed to be there because anything else would be against the planning codes. What they meant was that the filthy Agenda 21 Land Use Policies would become the local laws because of the acceptance of a grant by our city council. That was literal, too. That, I know, was them telling the truth. They really will change the building codes and zoning codes so that certain things are not allowed and other things are. I know that on Roy’s web site, it mentions that things must be approved or disputed by talking with the person in charge of planning.

See this document on Roy City’s web site, which says “Land Use Maps Consistency Required.”  See this current Future Land Use Map of Roy, here on Roy’s web site.

Watch this Must-See Video made for Land Use Planners, featuring Meg Ryan, (Fascist-NWO-lover, not actress). Its purpose is to teach them how to do their jobs. It is very scary and creepy! Utah professionals who could possibly be unaware of ICLEI’s existence and even of Agenda 21, are employed in Utah as “Land Use Planners.”

At one time during the mapping, I was told none of the decisions we made on this map were real, so we should just do what we want with this map. They said it was just for us to dream and imagine, to envision. I know that is true. They definitely will not take into account any of what we said.

At the mapping activity, I protested, saying there were homes here, and what are the people living in them going to do? One of them said to me, “You have to imagine there was a big earthquake and the whole city was destroyed. What would you do then?”  When I told my husband about that, he thought this was a scary meeting. It was, as are all of these ICLEI visioning meetings for cities across the U.S. of A.  They want to play God. They want us to relish in playing God ourselves. Awful!

Full Text PDF of Agenda 21 Document

What Agenda 21 (Official Global Document) Says About Economic Development

In case any of you believe this future planning, re-zoning and re-development of our city will improve our city’s economy, I assure you that I have read enough to know that its purpose is to destroy our economy in the U.S. of A. Let me tell you something about what we all agreed to December 22, 1989. I know we all agreed to it because it says, “It reflects a global consensus,” (Agenda 21, Section 1.2).

Agenda 21 Quotes about the Economies of the World:

Section 1.4: “Agenda 21 will require a substantial flow of new and additional financial resources to developing countries.” (Wealth will be moved From wealthy countries to poorer ones. Understand, this means monies will FLOW from the U.S. of A. and all first world countries.)

Section 1.5 : “economies in transition,” (In transition from wealth to the standard globally communist poverty or poverty to the standard globally communist wealth, depending upon where the country starts. All countries will be at the same economic level. That is the goal.)

Section 2.5: “an open, equitable, secure, non-discriminatory and predictable multilateral trading system that is consistent with…optimal distribution of global production…comparative advantage…improved market access for developing countries’ exports.” (A predictable TRADING SYSTEM?!?!) My Uncle Steven would get a kick out of the idea of predictable gambling in Wendover. What say you? Here, here! Lol! “Improved market access for developing countries’ exports” means decreased market access for first world countries.

Section 2.6: “effective and predictable public administration

“…progress toward democratic government (ours is a Constitutional Republic. Note the U.S. Constitution and the Pledge of Allegiance).

Section 2.7: “tariff and non-tariff impediments…

…limiting their access to export markets. (This means global U.N. laws limiting the exports of first world countries.)

“The removal of existing distortions in international trade…

“…substantial and progressive reduction in the support and protection of agriculture…” [Substantial means we will notice because it will be a huge difference. Progressive means gradually brought on so that nobody will protest because nobody will notice. (Progressive means we will be like the frog in the pot, when the water starts out cold and gets increasingly hotter. The frog dies, having always said he would get out when it got too hot.)]

…in order to avoid inflicting large losses on the more efficient producers, especially in developing countries.” (All of the above is for the purpose of making the third world countries come up to the level of the first world countries, at the expense of the first world countries.

Section 2.8: “…the expansion of world trade has continued to grow faster than world output in recent years. However, the expansion of world trade has been unevenly spread, and only a limited number of developing countries have been capable of achieving appreciable growth in their exports….affecting particularly the export interests of developing countries.” [In 1989, fairness was too uneven in the world. It was not a communist world.  That, we considered a bad thing. I say we, because, as you can see from section 1.4, we all agreed to this in 1989. (There was a global CONSENSUS).]

The meaning of this Agenda 21 plan made in 1989 (Agenda 21 meaning agenda for the 21st century) is for wealthy countries to let their economic advantages go out the window in order to help developing countries bring their economies to the same level as that of the U.S. and for one Communist Wold Government with taxation but no representation. It also says they will make agricultural laws which will hinder agricultural production in the U.S. and help agricultural production in developing countries. It says there will possibly be a lack of tariff impediments. What I read here is, the developing countries will get to export to the U.S. so that we, who have restrictions on agricultural production, will be forced to either starve or buy food from developing countries to bring up their economies at the expense of ours.

One of the means of bringing the U.S, economy to the level of the economies of all other countries so that we live in one big communist governed world, is this whole REDEVELOPMENT trick they are pulling on us via this Wasatch Front Regional Council. The plan is to destroy Roy’s economy.

Standard Examiner (Ogden): Utah Online Charter School

I just read an article written by the Standard Examiner about this online school, Utah Connections Academy. My two sisters were part of this school. I will summarize their experiences myself. This will be from my perspective, and from what they told me. I will call them Sister A and Sister B, to protect their names and privacy.

Sister A had been thinking about homeschooling for years, but did not know where to begin. She did not want to make lesson plans. She wanted all lesson plans to be written and prepared for her already. Sister B had felt that through many talks from General Conference, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Holy Ghost was whispering to her, that she needed to homeschool her kids. Sister A found out about Utah Connections Academy and told Sister B all about it. Both joined their kids up.

Sister A received her box of materials for the school year and set up her homeschool room. She took our parents and me on a tour of her homeschool room, and was very excited to begin on the homeschool journey. Sister B registered later, so she received her supplies later.

We went out to eat together and mostly, I listened to them talk about this school. They were very excited that not only did they not have to worry about lesson plans. They also did not have to worry about socialization, because field trips were aplenty, paid for, and fun, for the academy.

They discussed how to log in, doing their first online reviews of lessons, and participating in virtual class sessions with the virtual teachers. Even though it had been only a week, they also discussed being behind and needing to catch up.

Three days into it, Sister B sent her kids back to public school. Ater two weeks of trying trying it, not feeling that catching up was ever going to happen, feeling overwhelmed, and knowing there was a better way, Sister A quit and became a full-on, no-Charter-School, homeschool mom.

What happened?

The school was asking the moms to teach each kid a different lesson for each subject each day, count and track hours for every subject, and teach a certain number of hours per subject per day. It was impossible. The school was not allowing them to do what homeschools have to do to survive.

Homeschool is a different beast, than public or charter school. In homeschool, the homeschool mom must teach one lesson to all her kids at the same time, and let the older kids do more work. She cannot teach “school at home” in a formal schedule, and track a certain impossible number of hours per day on each “subject.” Homeschooling requires that mom teach without tracking hours or subjects. Homeschooling is a lot more relaxing, and has to be, for the mama and the kids to survive.

All this change from public school? How can they learn, then? Learn they do. Please read my other blog posts about homeschooling, by using “search” to find out more about what interests you, or click on a subject link on the right side of the page. Thanks!

Best of Ogden 2012 Award a Scam

 

It is my opinion that the Best of Ogden 2012 Award is a scam. It is a way to get money from foolish business owners. If you have received a notificaton that you received it, please see it as the scam that it is.

These are the obvious signs:

1) Do awards cost money? Really? I don’t think so. Genuine awards should not cost you money (especially $80 for a plaque)!

2) You would think they’d send a Press Release “For Immediate Release” to the Ogden Newspaper, the Standard-Examiner. There has been nothing published there about it. See http://www.Standard.net.

3) Upon a phone call, they want me to enter in my code first. This is because they cannot risk you asking a human, “Who won the award for the category____?” because they send the award to all of the businesses in that category. Whoever pays the money, actually “wins,” which is why not all categories are even on their web site yet. The only ones there are likely the businesses which paid the money.

Here is the content of my E-mail. I am sure yours is the same.

“Earlier this year, I sent a notification email to you recognizing that Lisa Jackson Design has been selected for the 2012 Best of Ogden Awards in the Advertising Agencies category by the Ogden Award Program committee. 

“Our selection of your company is a reflection of the hard work of not only yourself, but of many people that have supported your business and contributed to the subsequent success of your organization. Congratulations on joining such an elite group of small businesses.

“In recognition of your achievement, we offer a variety of ways for you to help promote your business. You automatically receive the complimentary digital award image from this email and a copy of the press release publicizing the selection of Lisa Jackson Design which is posted on our website. The Ogden Award Program hereby grants Lisa Jackson Design a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, and display this press release and the digital award image in any media formats and through any media channels.

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“Additionally, as a winner of the 2012 Best of Ogden Awards, you may select a customized award which has been designed for display at your place of business by following the simple steps on the 2012 Best of Ogden Award order form. 

 

“Simply copy and paste this link into your browser to access the order form:

http://ogden.award-program2012-e.org/ADBT-2N57-8FWW 

 

“The Ogden Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the Ogden area. Each year, we identify companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

 

“In order to provide you with the best possible service, you have been assigned an award code that can be used on our website for quick access to your award information and press release. If you have any questions or comments, please include this code with your correspondence.

 

“Your Award Code is: DBT-2N57-8FWW 

 

Click here to receive your award

 

 

“Questions? Please call us at: 1-888-731-3985 and select option 1.

Changes? If any of your business information is incorrect please let us know.

 

 

“Sincerely,

 

“Kelly McCartney

Award Committee

Ogden Award Program

 

“The intended recipient of this notification is the Marketing Director for Lisa Jackson Design. If you do not wish to receive further advertisements from Ogden Award Program, please mail a written request to: Ogden Award Program, 5042 Wilshire Blvd #13854, Los Angeles, CA 90036 or simply click to opt-out. If you have received this email in error please forward it to the intended recipient.”

 

Here is the letter “posted on their web site:”

“Press Release

“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Lisa Jackson Design Receives 2012 Best of Ogden Award

“Ogden Award Program Honors the Achievement

“OGDEN December 4, 2012 — Lisa Jackson Design has been selected for the 2012 Best of Ogden Award in the Advertising Agencies category by the Ogden Award Program.

“Each year, the Ogden Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ogden area a great place to live, work and play.

“Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2012 Ogden Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Ogden Award Program and data provided by third parties.

“About Ogden Award Program

“The Ogden Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Ogden area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

“The Ogden Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

“SOURCE: Ogden Award Program

“CONTACT:
Ogden Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org

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