Friday, November 20, 2009
There has long been an illusion of choice based on duopolies (sometimes both owned by the same larger company) such as Pepsi vs Coke, General Mills vs Kellogg's, etc, but ever since they switched their store brand packaging to all white you notice just how much on the store shelves is produced by the store owner and how little they stock of other companies products.
This is very concerning as I see it because there was a deception that was hidden and now they are not trying to hide it anymore. This means either they believe that the consumer does not notice or does not care that there is no competition or difference in quality and value between these products. There are several items in the store now that you can only get in store brand and since there is a WalMart brand everything now I wonder how long it will be before the store brand is the only brand you will be able to buy.
This type of consolidation of corporations is the last thing our struggling economy needs. While it seems as if they are offering lower prices now, it will not remain that way when there is no longer any competition on their shelves.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I finally got my cows out to the farm!!! They have been at my mother's farm for about 2 months because I have had no way to get them down to our farm myself and she has been busy cutting tobacco. Today she came and dropped them off for me.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Ok so after that introduction/rant, which most of you have no clue what I am talking about (watch this to catch up http://www.hulu.com/watch/67878/the-future-of-food), Monsanto has introduced two bills, in particular, into the house this past February that are designed specifically to kill out their competition, the small farmer. This was done through Rosa Delauro who introduced HR 875. Ms. Delaura is married to Stanley Greenberg, who is a political consultant for Monsanto. HR 814 is simply put NAIS enforced under federal law instead of under the FDA. here is an article explaining how "the company that should not be named" is connected http://www.opednews.com/articles/NAIS-Monsanto-and-the-Ge-by-Barbara-Peterson-090217-758.html
These bills go under the guise of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, however it really does nothing to prevent disease but only stop diseased meat from spreading once a problem has been identified. There is nothing in this bill to stop the unsanitary condition that these animals are kept in or processed in but caters directly to the purpose of driving out small competition with restrictions that only large industries can meet. moreover it creates yet another branch of government that answers to no higher authority. We can see how well that works with the IRS, FBI, and FDA.
These bills have not been brought before the house for a vote and I pray they never do. You can use the links below to keep an eye on the status of these bills and there are several petitions you can sign against these bills.
Monsanto Revolving Doors- List of Monsanto employees that held office in the US Government just long enough to pass a bill that benefited Monsanto and then resumed work with a large pay increase from Monsanto.
Next to pass through the revolving door
Couldn't have said it better myself
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Joining Peter Schiff on Constitution Day weekend will be Congressman Ron Paul, Judge Napolitano, and Tom Woods.
Peter Schiff is the President and Chief Global Strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, and was an economic adviser for Congressman Paul’s 2008 presidential run. He is well-known for predicting the housing bubble and resulting recession.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Money As Debt (Animated Educational Video)
This animated video shows the true value of our US dollar and how the banking system works today.
FIAT EMPIRE - Why the Federal Reserve Violates the U.S. Constitution
This is a documentary about the Federal Reserve and how it came into existence.
The Revolution A Manafesto (Ron Paul)
Ron Paul reveals how our country has changed from what the founding fathers set it up to be and what we can do to get back to that free and stable country
That Hideous Strength (C S Lewis)
The third installment of C S Lewis' science fiction series. This book reveals the deceptions of media, corporations, government, control through debt, and other control measures where one person can gain control of the masses and individuals.
Books by Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin's name has become synonymous with sustainable agriculture. Through his book he reveals affordable and sustainable ways to farm and shares his experience with anyone willing to read about a self described "Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic”
Fresh (Trailer on Yahoo)
Looking forward to seeing this movie
The Future of Food (Watch Free on Hulu)
This is one of the most disturbing documentaries I have ever seen. the though that one corporation could come up with such an appalling scam is enough to unnerve anyone.
Business of Being Born (Warning Some Nudity)
An eye-opening view of the birthing experience and how it has become the bread and butter of hospitals when in most cases there is no need for most of their practices.
Friday, May 8, 2009
This is a picture of the easement that crosses into the side bottom and back of the property. The field in the background is the front bottom.
This is another picture of the easement. The grass on the other side is the side bottom.
Large bottom at the front of the property.
This is the drainage ditch that runs down the middle of the front bottom.
This is where the creek starts on our property running under the bridge.
Here are some videos that I shot while I was down there.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
1 Timothy 6:10 (King James Version)
10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Those who are under the power of money will quickly combat this verse with something of the nature of "That verse is usually misquoted as "Money is the root of all evil", It is not wrong to have money its just the love of money that is evil." Other arguments may be formed around the translation. "Well, the original text didn't say that it was the root of all evil, just that it was the root of all kinds of evil".
Amazingly enough these argument tend to work well enough because if you continue instead of attacking the nature of money you are attacking the nature of the person and the conversation tends to take another turn.
This is a huge issue in virtually all Americans lives that causes divisions in families, churches, and most importantly between Christians and God.
If we could live in a Utopian society I doubt that it would stay that way for long if there was currency. Once introduced in any form (gold, silver, paper, fiat) it has the ability to posses men's hearts and corrupt them with greed and envy.
We have created a society that is so dependant upon money that it seems no one can escape it influence. We have built huge monuments to capital greed in the form of shopping malls where those under the power of money go to worship. We have set those most susceptible to greed in offices of power. They work as heads of our government and corporations and manipulate the public through the "American Dream". You know the one that our forebears created, buy a house for $100,000, pay $400,000 for it over thirty years, and if you had a high enough paying job retire in another 20 years and do nothing because you have given your entire life to an institution that most likely served a purpose or does things that you could not morally support.
So next time push the issue so we can pull the body of Christ,the Church, out of the bondage of debt and greed.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Hope you enjoy it.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I was most impressed with this design.
Sandals made from used tires! What a great way to get some extra miles out of your old tires!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Where is the rainforest? _________________
Most of you would say somewhere in South America and yes you are correct there is a rain forest there and it is being cut down at an alarming rate. The truth is, there are rainforests on every continent except one.
Can you name it? ______________
I'll give you a hint... it looks like this
Yes it is Antarctica, where everyone eats meat, even the meat eats meat. It is pretty much a size game and anything goes if you can kill it and get it down your throat.
Anyway back out of left field....
There are rainforests right here in the USA that have been cut down before the term was coined in the early 1900's and polluted even today. They spot the Appalachian Mountain range and run our western coastline from northern California to southern Alaska. You can find them throughout much of the USA and the general population is mostly unaware of the fact that these places even exist. It is all because of this guy:
During the ecological movement to spread the word about how man is destroying "the" rainforest, this guy became their sponsor. They need some exotic appealing animal that would shock and awe the public into taking action. This frog fit the bill. When seeing this creature one thinks immediately that this creature must be so rare, I have never seen anything like this and they are destroying its home and nature. They got their message across but at a price. While everyone was getting worked up about a jungle halfway around the planet, they forgot to guard their own backyards and we continued to pollute our streams and cut down our forests. Big companies and cities had their way with the land and no one stood up to stop them. They were too occupied trying to save the white spotted owl and the red-eyed tree frog. What about the white-tailed deer or the grey squirrel who are constantly losing habitat and food supply as we expand our cities. The biggest conspiracies are hidden in plain sight.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is the most hilarious interview I have ever seen. I watched it twice and was rolling on the floor both times. I know this is a long video (7 minutes) but at least watch the interview.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Staring my impending mortality in the face, I have decided to create a bucket list. A list of all the things that I wanted to do all my life, or for a portion of my life to the current, before I, you know, "Kick the Bucket"."Take a long dirt nap". "Meet my Maker". "Become an earthworm buffet". find myself "Dead as a doornail". "Go patrolling the graveyard shift".
I don't want your pity, I just want some traffic and comments on my blog. So I hope this title got the attention of my friends and readers and made them think a little of their own mortality(that is not a threat to read my blog or else). So leave your comments and your own bucket lists, or else I will haunt you from the grave.
Not in any order and incomplete, without further delay, my bucket list :
Go hang gliding
Swim in the ocean as much as possible
Go on a mission trip to Mongolia
Learn about animal anatomy(as many possible)
Discover a new animal (I would settle for an insect or new breed)
Go sailing (and cross an ocean if possible)
Build a log cabin
Own a farm debt free
Learn to play the fiddle
Try my hand as a blacksmith
Learn to fight with a broadsword
Make a bow and arrows
Carve a wooden figure (I would prefer Human figure but come on the clock is ticking)
Build a plane and fly it (Would settle for flying contraption)
Build a small boat
Do you see my dilemma I only have 45 years to get this done maybe less.