Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Another shot of the garden area


Sunday, October 30, 2011

My son moved here recently and this is the new garden area he is preparing. 

Bountiful Baskets

A new source of vegies and fruits is a co op called Bountiful Baskets @ Bountifulbaskets.org.  For a $15 dollar donation you get this group of vegies and fruits. They deliver once a week  and in many locations.  Check out their web page. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Police State in Mohave County Building: Check Point

This is what citizens must go through to go to a public meeting in the County building in Mohave County Arizona. This was Mondays , public supervisors meeting.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Commodity Speculation = Hunger

More of the anaconda squeeze for profiteers. If only we could want just enough and not too much.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Anaconda

Sometimes I can't sleep and get up to look for something on TV.  Since most of the tv stations have advertising on at night I went over to Bloomburg Tv.  The show was about how some of the biggest business men on Wall Street got so rich.  One of the Wall Street elite got his start by lending money to mom and pop businesses, then when they got in trouble he took them over and added them to conglomerates.  Squeeze and swallow.

Then I flipped over to a show that was about how anaconda's are taking over some Florida neighborhoods and eating family pets.  These were pet snakes that people bought when they were small.  When they got too big for people to manage they would take them out to the wet lands and let them loose.  Anaconda's have two defenses, several rows of teeth in their mouth that are like fishooks and the ability to squeeze their prey to death.  These snakes are growing very large and procreating. 

It struck me how similar the situation was with the Wall Street business man who was so very wealthy and the anaconda.  Get your hooks in, squeeze to death and swallow them whole.  Anaconda's if large enough can swallow an allegator or a man.   In the case of anaconda's new laws have been made against people dumping them as they are seen as a hazard to the well being to man.  There is also a new program to capture and destroy.  It's too bad that the predatory businessmen are not treated with the same precaution and laws. 

I keep going back to a scripture in the bible that stated the ideal would be that everyman should sit under his own vine and fig tree.  Anaconda businessmen make slaves of others while they greedily grab far more than they need to survive or be comfortable.  They compete with each other for the highest position in the elite society while squeezing the life out of their fellow man. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Go Figure - What Would It Cost to Save the World?

Seems like we chose misery and poverty over wholesome goodness.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Different way of life

I turned my ankle day after Christmas so I have to stay off my ankle quit a bit.  Yesterday, I watched a show on PBS.  It was part of the Yan Can Cook series.  He was traveling to China and it was very insightful to see how people lived in this Chinese village.  The farmers markets, most everything was fresh and grown locally.  Early in the morning the elderly and others gathered in a central place and exercised together, the younger ones then went off to their work and the older ones played challenging board games. 

He was invited to a family home and it was a compound where one family had lived for 7 generations.  Built in the Chinese style it reminded me of the Mexican compounds where the buildings are built around the inner court yard.  There were wings for the older and younger generations and there was a common kitchen where they all ate.  They had gardens and their own well and fruit trees that were 300 years old and still producing.  The people gathered in the community square to share entertainment, singers and dancers from the community. 

There seemed to be a overall respect for each other and life itself, not just a quest for more entertainment and excitement like you see so much of in the American culture.  I found it very peaceful.