Mar 31, 2008
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That was quite spectacular. I had to immediately share it with my friends and family on FB. Say what you will, it is one of the things I love about Facebook. That I can share things like this with everyone at once. While we often get absorbed in the beauty of the planet we live on it is expanding to see the beauty beyond as well. (Oct 3, 2013 | post #4103)
Sorry, couldn't "talk" for 3 days... (Oct 3, 2013 | post #4102)
I have to say Jimi Hendrix, Cream, that was my generation Heavy Metal. Iron Maiden I have to say are a really talented bunch of guys. It was a whole day metalfest that started at 2pm but we didn't even arrive until 7pm. Iron Maiden being the headliner. I couldn't take for 3 days after. (Oct 3, 2013 | post #4101)
Hear, hear....or is it here, here. I agree. (Sep 17, 2013 | post #4026)
Wow, you guys, are tenacious. Is that the right word. Doing well, thanks. Between GMO's, frakking, organic foods,I'm staying very engaged. Well that and entertaining my self with pouring money into this house. But the market is rising and the view here is awesome, so I have to wake up grateful. Went to an Iron Maiden concert with my niece and her husband. Going to the Renaissance Fair with some co-workers. And getting together with friends to have an organic feast this weekend. Trying to avoid too many crazies. Had my home owner's insurance cancelled because I'm in a "high fire area". Geez, imagine that. Yes, I live in a forest. After a few months scrambling and many denials State Farm finally accepted me. Had to clear a lot of property. They need a new point system. I mean redwood trees are not highly flammable. They burn from the inside out and very slowly. Built a new deck. Stained it. Have so many projects going on. Still fighting the GMO fight. And having some fun in between. Seems you, shining and pokay and still going strong. I find some comfort in that for some reason. Shining encouraged me to have a voice a few years ago on Topix. Now you can't shut me up. He and I have some different views but I still am grateful for his encouragement.You and Pokay still a strange connection for me to the other side of the country. (Sep 16, 2013 | post #4019)
It is interesting to me that "fame" is considered an achievement by most. I would suffocate under the scrutiny I think. Now , fortune, I think I could do something with fortune. But fame, you can have that one. (Sep 16, 2013 | post #4017)
What should have been a fist fight at the very most turned into a gunfight with only one person armed. There was no equal and opposite force. If Zimmerman counts on nothing more than a gun to defend himself in a confrontation he manifested when there was no evidence of the other person being armed or dangerous then the laws concerning "Stand your ground" are very loosely woven. (Jul 14, 2013 | post #45)
Well said. We can only keep fighting for right and justice and some common sense wouldn't be too much to ask for right? I'll say it over and over. That could have been my son. (Jul 14, 2013 | post #44)
Well, I've had my fun...I try to avoid toxic environments,so I'll take my leave. I have tried to have respectful and intelligent exchanges on Topix but have found it a rare event. Plus the high school mentality name calling and all is counter productive and I like to feel pro-ductive. And yes I know that is not supposed to be a hyphenated word. Good luck. Have a good venting. In the meantime I will try to make a difference in my small way. (Jul 6, 2013 | post #939070)
We should present both sides of the picture: http://www.scienti ficamerican.com/ar ticle.cfm?id=ddt-u se-to-combat-malar ia http://www.unep.or g/PDF/UNEP_GEFMala riaLeaflet.pdf http://www.malaria .org/raloff.html The last site makes the point that banning DDT without an alternative plan created the problem. Also reliance on only one solution has its own problems. For one, like all toxic chemicals resistance to the effects become problematic. One of the reasons GMO seed is creating a worse case scenario as the heavy dousing of Round Up is creating pesticide resistant weeds and insects. Too bad the human body doesn't evolve as quickly to the toxins we are exposed to. (Jul 6, 2013 | post #939068)
http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=eQ7gm 2Y6DB0 No matter your opinion of Alex Jones, even he knows GMO's are going to devastate the planet. I don't agree with him on all things but this is one subject he is very right about. Trying to appeal to broad spectrum here, if that is possible. Dare you to watch this before you put up your lemons and nuts. (Jul 6, 2013 | post #939053)
Thank you. Was beginning to get discouraged about finding intelligent life here again. And all those nuts and dim lights don't really count as a good argument people. (Jul 6, 2013 | post #939039)
GMO farmers are subsidized by the government unlike most non gmo farmers. GMO corn is force fed to cattle, chicken, pork. Someone once commented on here that you don't have to force feed cattle corn, they love it. Yes well children love sugar too, but it isn't a great diet for them. Cattle that have been raised on GMO corn which their two stomachs are not designed to digest usually wind up sick and hence need lots of antibiotics. There are so many aspects to this subject I'm not sure where to go next if you are even interested. But state after state are trying to pass the GMO labeling laws. Monsanto is spending millions to defeat it. After 5 yrs of blogging on Topix and other venues when people didn't even know what GMO's were it is very gratifying to me to see the progress and awakening happening. We are still way behind Europe on this issue as labeling GMO foods is already the standard in most of Europe. (Jul 5, 2013 | post #938852)
Monsanto GMO seed cannot be saved for future crops thereby insuring that you have to repurchase their seed over and over again. Any farmer attempting to save and reuse their seed is brought to court. They have now created what is known as the suicide seed that cannot reproduce. This is disasterous for the whole culture of farming. The massive amounts of pesticides that these plants can withstand have resulted in tons more pesticides being used , all to the benefit of Monsanto's pocketbook and the detriment of our water tables. Monsanto is one of the biggest lobbyist in Washington DC and exudes extreme influence over our government. Google "ex Monsanto employees in government" and see the list of names that appears. This will include Michael Taylor, an Obama appointee to our Ag Dept. Can you say conflict of interest? It also include Clarence Thomas, Donald Rumsfeld and even Dick Cheney has ties to Monsanto. (Jul 5, 2013 | post #938851)
Q & A with been there9
Blood Type B - Attitude B +
Santa Cruz, Cal
Hiking Trails, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the beach and the redwoods.
When I'm Not on Topix:
Enjoying the redwoods and my grandchildren
Read My Forum Posts Because:
They are from my heart and head
I'm Listening To:
Read This Book:
Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Dancing, gardening, traveling. I want to see the world.
On My Mind:
How to get people to put aside differences and agree to fix the problems that face us.
I Believe In:
Trying the least invasive way to heal something before you advance to the radical.