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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's something I found for you to read about one of the more fascinating places on earth.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

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January 29, 2012 12:05 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

"Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day . . ."

January 29, 2012 12:08 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

All right, foodies of the Village, what are some of the foods we get from the rain forest?

January 29, 2012 7:32 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

I grew up watching the effects of strip mining and deforestation coupled with long term tampering with freshwater supplies. And with a mighty river the size of the Amazon we have Brazil's vibrant economy experiencing the law of unintended consequences. I am not an alarmist but I am an observer and what I see is a gradual world of sameness a different kind of pollution. I know there are ways to raise living standards without losing the natural beauty and the cultural beauty of a beautiful world where small shops and unique restaurants offer us a taste of la différence & where not every beach is splattered with high rises instead of bungalows; where a gray headed man can take his sun kissed hide and paddle beyond the break and think about cold Cervejas Brasileiras made with fresh rainforest water. I think the problem and irritation facing Brazil is summed up in one of their sayings. It is a suitcase with 3 coconuts in it.

January 29, 2012 8:21 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

okay, Lot, granted, I looked it up but -- chocolate! ! !! comes from rain forest, plus a lot of other goodies too many to name right now, but, mmmmmmmmmm, chocolate, thank you rain forest.

January 29, 2012 9:33 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

For a start, we can avoid buying rain forest wooden furniture, exotic animals like parrots and iguanas, and refuse to give cash to nations that are burning or deforesting the trees. How about pulling out the foreign aid to countries that are being irresponsible with the earth's forests? The articles say over 6,000 acres an hour are being cut down, or about 4,000 football fields of forest! That is an impressive figure. It affects not only the Amazon area, but the entire world. Sounds to me as important as the threat of nukes from North Korea or Iran....so why do we not hear about it on the national news?

CBS Sunday Morning TV program is now exposing the ugly side of the factories that make all those cell phones and electronics, like our laptops, and revealing the children who are working long hours with tedious pressures, and the high rate of suicide among those workers because of the intense intimidation of the factory bosses to meet quotas. These are two issues that need to be aired, but instead, we hear only about the media's favorite topics, the Middle East and the nuclear threat.

What about the buried land mines that still blow up children in some of the war torn countries, the various treatable diseases that flourish without medicine, and the thousands who try to survive without clean water??
It seems there are issues that need to be on the front page daily, remedies discussed and followed, and our foreign aid given out based on solving some of these problems, not just passed along to the top officials to spend as they like. We need a list of rainforest products to boycott....and a list of global problems to combat, then we can truly be earth's neighborhood.

January 29, 2012 9:46 AM
28471 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

One interesting sidelight to this whole problem is that of deforestation because of cocaine production, particularly in the Columbian part of the Amazon rainforest.  The cocaine growers clear land and then harvest without thought to the lay of the land or effects of a bare area.  Then there is the eradication program which uses non-selective herbicides and not only leaves the land bare but also destroys native plants and food crops, and poses a threat to human health.  Agent Orange, anyone?

January 29, 2012 9:47 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

The 'Rich List' says Brazil is a rich country, yet the UK continues to give Third World Aid. Thank you very much, say the Drug Barons as they slip the laundered cash into their back pockets. Having the Amazon Jungle in your backyard is a huge responsibility.

January 29, 2012 9:51 AM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

The key word is Wildlife Biodiversity....I was hiking in the Pennsylvania Appalachian Mountain Ridge and met a Marcella Shell Well owner of a drill site...see they lease the land...and so forth...to acquire the natural gas...they usually also, have to create a driveway and perform deforestation; a wide road path just to get to their drilling site...I had my JoePyeBook that i wrote and gave him a copy of my work on Nature; his son was had Autism and said he loves Nature. I told him I love Nature, too, .and the Earth with a capital "E"; but you know what he said...there is not much Biodiversity here in Pennsylvania....Oh! Yea! So he got a book...alright.... for free...Here's my writing on Pennsylvania Nature:*******************September Masterpiece:**************************The magnificent Joe Pye Weed bends its' trumpet heads.....................................................................low to the ground....................................................................................................................................Green Acorns fall from the Acorn Trees musically upon the country cabin and barn rooftops........Black Eye Susan, Foxglove, and Daisy petals begin to wilt and die.............................................There is a bit of chill and fog in the early morning air.................................................................. When the month of September arrives..............................................................................The art deco Grasshoppers, Praying Mantis, and chattery Crickets ar guarding the woods and gardens in full force.......................................................................................................................... The Honey Bee and Bumble Bee are forging with all their end of the summer strength to drink nectar and collect pollen from the glowing Golden Rod that is in great abundance in September. An inner excitement emits in the Fall Foliage Sunshine Rays................................................................................................................ The wild field Birds, Butterfly, Blue Herons start flocking and disappearing from the September sky, meadows, and blue fossil streams.............................................................................................................................. September is accepting its'fate. Providing spectacular palette of Autumn colors red, orange, and yellow surrounded by cone loaded Pine Trees......................................................................................................................................... In full sun, you can see Mother Natures' September Masterpiece!  Oh my Goodness, we have challenges to dedicate, strongly advocate, and provide healthy and sustainable environmets in which people and Honey Bees can thrive.... I tried to save Rachael Carsons Secondary education schoolbuilding in Parnassus, Pa from being torn down; the building facade reminded me of the famous Alamo..building in San Antonio Texas; she came by train to attend school, She wrote "Silent Spring,"they torn down the school building made into a Car dealer parking lot...what a beautiful victorian building...a loss...my cousin Birdie was the first woman princilple of that school too.Also, this is the site of the Whiskey Rebellion, where farmers did not want to be taxed to pay for the Revolutionary War...My grandfater stayed up till 2:00 o'clock in the morning to put the first woman on the Pennsylvania School Board in debate...  

January 29, 2012 10:11 AM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

For my 100th post, to hopefully earn my Petermans' Medal..100th Medal..I want to let you know I posted two pictures I took of my favorite Swan, Paris; I want to give a special mention, Thank you, for allowing me to post my opinions; it has helped me to get back in the swing of typing and writing...i enjoyed everyones' opinions and posts and find the "Eye" fun and dandy...

January 29, 2012 10:12 AM
First-comHr-1 VeraM said...

I think we should leave these discussions mainly to the scientists, who may or may not know what they are talking about.
 
My father was born in 1904.  He claimed that in his lifetime (deceased 1975) the Swiss glaciers had retreated enormously.  He failed to notice that the valley of Lauterbrunnen, which is roughly the equivalent of the Yosemite valley (at least, it was formed in the same fashion) is nowhere like to was when the Oetzi was buried under one of the glaciers. 
 
Things change, they come and they go, including we ourselves. 
 
Two very interesting bits of news.  There's a documentary of Planet Green (and I have forgotten which university is involved in the research) that Egypt and the whole of North Africa was rain forest.  Only 4,200 years ago there was a devastating drought (7 fat years and 7 lean years?) which brought about the current desertification and the formation of the Sahara.
 
Then this past month there was an article in the NYTimes about discoveries of man-made geometric trenches on the Bolivian/Amazonian border lands which had previously been covered by the rain forest, showing that there was human clearing of the rain forest several millennia ago.  These are lines reminiscent of the Nacza lines.  Again, I forget which university is involved, but it has turned all of the theories about virgin equatorial rain forests on its head.  I have been reading about Percy Fawcett since the 50s.
 
All we can do is pontificate.  We know very little whereof we speak.

January 29, 2012 10:18 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

On a side note, tonight the great Ex Titan running back Eddie George will be appearing tonight in the Nashville Shakespeare Festival production of Julius Caesar. I am sure Stoney would agree that Football is a Fine Art with some large personalities that can lead to other good things. The draw alone will no doubt introduce some fresh faces to The Bard. On topic, if we would treat these sovereign countries with respect instead of condescension they just might listen and respond just like sports fans who cheer at the end of a successful game or at a theatrical production's Curtain Call.

January 29, 2012 10:35 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

1:26 And God said: 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.'


1:28 And God blessed them; and God said unto them: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth.'


1:29And God said: 'Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed--to you it shall be for food;


1:30and to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is a living soul, [I have given] every green herb for food.' And it was so.


Well we have not done out jobs as Regents very well, now have we?


A wise ruler does not exploit, overtax to the point of decimation or otherwise abuse the inhabitants (green, leafy, furry, feathered or otherwise) of their domain for his/ her own selfish existence.


 


 


And yes, VeraM.....each competing environmental warlord has their own alchemists , astrologers and soothsayers on the payroll.

January 29, 2012 12:18 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

MISS BLUE:  GOOD  ON  YOU, Ma'am !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
I Am Shoulder to Shoulder With You On This !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
Seems there is always some pointy-head that makes up whatever he thinks is needed to justify and explain away that which he neither understands nor believes ... Largely in order for him to keep his job ...  "Publish or Perish" ... So much for the dignity of pure Academia
 
" Faith is the Substance of Things Unseen "  and we were told , "If You Will Begin in Faith With Me, I Will Give You Knowledge of Myself ..."   Still, there are those for who it is easier to remain Sold Out to their delusions, than to impeach their own judgement and admit that they could have been fool'd, and for so long ....... As I said a day or two ago ... It takes more Faith NOT to believe, than it does to believe, in the awesomely overwhelming presence of so much evidence to the Truth .......

January 29, 2012 12:31 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

As C.S. Lewis' Professor would say, "Logic. Why can't they teach Logic in these schools?"

January 29, 2012 12:57 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 
 
 
oh, those were quotes from Genesis.....got my chapter n verse but frogot the reference the Book.

January 29, 2012 1:19 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

witnessing what how the rest of the world handles problems that are their own jurisdiction but with worldwide influence is a little like raising children--you try to tell them the correct way to proceed, but they so frequently must learn it for themselves. It is frustrating and wasteful, but seems to be the way of life.

January 29, 2012 1:20 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Witnessing how----

January 29, 2012 1:50 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

Having seen too many strip mining operations, including some of my families property in northern Tennessee I get very upset about the subject. The attorney my elderly aunts hired was a local guy that was to represent them in getting damages from the mining company when it did not make an attempt to do any restoration work nor share the profits as promised by by the attorney. Later it turns out the lawyer was on the board of the mining company and never disclosed. Just another reason I distrust lawyers except maybe Bert. You can go many places in the west and see the devistation that these operations do to the earth and it is sickening. All in the name of profit. and if a few men die in the process well that is the cost of doing business. Look at what recently happened in West Virginia. 

January 29, 2012 2:02 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Rusty said...

The very flutter of a butterfly's wings in my back yard will effect a part of the world for everyone who read this posting.   Knowing how to act when you know that statement is true is not an easy task, but if we all try it will be our personal contributtion to the living up to Genises.  Thanks, Mss Blue.

January 29, 2012 2:13 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

rw- I still follow the work of SOCM (Save Our Cumberland Mountains). I practice catch and release because trout are works of art and love to follow all the Trout Fishermen on the Clinch River on the Web. I fondly remember having my first jar of moonshine there, kissing girls there in secluded parking spots, having a big fat joint, building a fire and heating up a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Most of all I loved looking at the mist rising from the mountains. The Kiss of God. I am sure someone in Brazil feels the same. It ain't all about science. It's a lot about common sense.

January 29, 2012 2:23 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Miss Blue- growing up in the mountaIns produced a strange creature in me. I was the Grandson of a Preacher/coal miner, a lover of Thoreau but also classic Locke. I had great school teachers in public school but there were practitioners of mountain lore and magic and remedies and I don't discount their powers. I love it all. Embrace it all. When I visit my mountains it is like visiting an old friend. A very close friend.

January 29, 2012 2:25 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Short eyes and Long eyes...thats the important part.

January 29, 2012 2:26 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rwh1 said...

Tommy-The family propery was,to the best of my memory in Scott county or the county to the east.That is a great part of the world. Back when the earth was flat I was a life guard at Cumberland Falls State Park. O also had my first taste of moonshine in that area. In high school I dated a girl whose family had about 10 acres with a small water fall in the back of the property where they had a still and made very good shine. Her brother was doing the distilling when we were dating, but it was started by the grand father in the early 1900's, the operated by the father until his death and her brother was 3rd generation to operate at the same location. I felt that each generation improved the product and as I said it was very good.

January 29, 2012 2:35 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

There are some new discoveries (New York Times Jan 15) that are leading scholars to re-think the "Edenic" existence picture of the forest that we all have.  Instead of being pristine forests, barely habited, there may indeed have been large populations and soils that were not conducive to lush vegetation.       

January 29, 2012 3:00 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

T.T.


My life experiences and education (formal and by the tutelage of various mentors, some resembling shamans) in the flat lands, tidal bays, estuaries, brackish rivers and sea coasts, mimic yours in many ways.


 


There are some things over which we have no control.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5U1FTP-D1E

January 29, 2012 3:49 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Carol- Sunrise/sunset in the desert is just fine with me. Nature is stark and beautiful and dangerous. Antarctica is as much Eden as Hawaii (watch out for volcanoes). The myth in my book is safety. This is a dangerous world but the plant and animal kingdom operate by Natural Law. Science has helped us begin to understand but humans are unpredictable and they lie. The stats show quite often. I throw a jigger or two of skepticism in my viewpoint. I am sincere but highly fluid.

January 29, 2012 4:06 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

MB- There are things going on we don't know. I fell down once as a kid and a breeze began to blow and then I heard the words "Relax. You are eternal." I believed it. I never ask anyone to believe anything I say. They have their own deal. I just testify to the best of my ability sans witness.

January 29, 2012 4:29 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I apologize if someone has already posted this slant on the issue, let's just say I'm not quite myself today.... Nor anyone else which is a real good sign.

It seems that our species in general often falls into the trap of short-term thinking to either achieve goals quicker than otherwise, or solve growing problems with either bandages and turnicuts to temporarily staunch the bleeding and hemorraging, or covering up the warning signs with post-it notes so they can ignore the problems....the old "out-sight-out-of-mind" ploy.

Not all of us mind you, but unfortunately too many of the unchecked and unbridled decision makers....... Who also seem to being stuck in the rut of being faithful and sticking to their plan, just for the sake of their plan.

The short-term solution is to put a halt to it one way or another ASAP ...it has been a well know and well documented concern for decades. The long- term plan is how, if at all possible, can the damages be reversed and how can such a thing be prevented in the future.

Positive actions have to begin soon in order to make any long-term solution doable.

You can't stop Ma Nature from reeking her havoc, it is after all, her domain. Whoever hired us as the wardens and guardians of this planet ought to be fired.

Just my humble and out of sorts opinion.

Peace out

It just seems like so many have just lost touch with nature.....and they do not even call anymore.

January 29, 2012 4:31 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Violet Rose..... Congrats on achieving the 100th milestone. Long may you run....

January 29, 2012 4:33 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

PL You said it about not being quite myself today but your last line about nature not even calling nowadays finally awakened my guffaw! Thanks! Leave it to you..

January 29, 2012 4:43 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

rw-still have some distant relatives in Scott County- Stinking Creek. Met for a reunion at Cove Lake State Park last fall in Campbell Co.

January 29, 2012 4:51 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

PL- Out of Sorts "sorting" offers assortment and touché- It's not nice to fool MA NATURE which of course is an oxymoron like one size fits all.

January 29, 2012 5:34 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Peter Lake


Grandmother always insisted on extra fiber to dispel that "not quite yourself today" feeling.     ; )


And I don't think it will be the one who hired us who will be fired. It will be US. Extinction events are real perils here on this beautiful blue ball. I believe "science" can account for five at least and Genesis


two.(What  happened to the Giants?)


A little help here Ivan ?


 


 


T T


I usually find that  one size fits NONE.

January 29, 2012 5:45 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Tommy T, should I break out that Mason jar with the clear liquid , summer peaches, a couple of cloves and a little piece of cinnamon stick that has been sitting in the freezer? I also have a jar with pear and some vanilla bean. Decisions, decisions.

January 29, 2012 5:51 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

peaches...altho I am not Tommy T

January 29, 2012 5:55 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

2nd peaches. Peachy Keen.

January 29, 2012 6:26 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Eeeeewww~ I find today's topic immensely depressing. Have just been doing battle with the household recycling as my token bit for saving the planet by boxing up my tins, plastics and papers for the collectors who turn up at 6am, treat the bin lids like frizbes and leave another tidying up chore for me. I'm off under my duvet. Nos da, dear people. x

January 29, 2012 7:34 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Miss Blue---I'll take a dab of that--or if you've run short, I'd gladly do the pear!

January 29, 2012 8:35 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Try as we must, empty stools at the bar tonight. So paid my tab & I'm off to The Forum to see Julius Caesar. Downton is recording. Warm in Nashville. Sockless in January.

January 29, 2012 8:44 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Miss Blue ~ Until your 12:57 I thought those were
early morning posts I missed by the MoaT.
 
For your 5:34 I offer the obvious pairo'dux:

1.) They moved to San Francisco
2) They beat the 49ers and will play the Pats in
INDY.
 
Deforestation.  Unless the forest is being covered
in concrete or asphalt, then I would guess that the part that is deforested will
forest again.
Have y'all ever noticed how quickly a forest grows
back and how lush it is after a forest fire?  In the southeast US, trees are
harvested and replanted.
I am certain that Brazil can or has implemented
similar contingencies.  I am so tired of hearing that the sky is falling. 

The forest survived the giants and will be here
long after our own sorry arses are gone.
 
I agree we should be better stewards of what has
been placed in our care. 
The body of knowledge that is science is one of
those things.
 
RWH1 ~ I am in your camp with strip mining. The
minerals cannot be replaced and the collateral waste,
has caused irreparable harm to both human, animal and vegetative life. Not that mining operations couldn't have been handled more responsibly.

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCsc3CU5ww

January 29, 2012 9:15 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

OK Paolos...I'll bite.


What is MoaT? You have mentioned this several times before; the Economic Moat?


Yes science is a wonderful tool, just be sure not to whack your opposable thumb with it.


"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor."


I really didn't intend to sound quite so religious. I have friends( yes even I) and acquaintances who are quick to point to those scriptures and claim "dominion" to mean they have the G-d given right to hunt, fish, gather and exploit every living creature, plant, mineral and other resource for their purpose.


There is an old saying, "don't sh*t where you eat". I guess that is something that mining companies and other exploiters have yet to learn.


Peach or pear?


 

January 29, 2012 10:41 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

TommyTypical, ya downtown there in Nashville, my brother plays the guitar/sings in Brentwood.I will have to check his gigs on singing venues....works late hours @ the mill..my mother lives there now too...and it is because of the weather..sounds warm...Lucky duckies down there in Nashville... ..Now I @ 101 post and just finished an application to a something, something for an award for money.... ; ) hopefully, i will get some dough...i teach beekeeping...and we had 2000 Beekeepers last year...now we have 2500 beekeepers...this year...alot of veterans are home...and I was at the mall and met a woman veteran, who is starting up a new beekeeping business in Buffalo...there was a big art and craft show...full house...and lots of traffic of people..the theatre is packed...maybe watching Midnight in Paris!************************************************A pear tree is magnificent, especially because these trees really are bountiful with pears..too; packed with pears.....one time, I saw a family cut down a perfectly good pear...tree..****************************.In season, they never picked the pears...(most people choose an apple over a pear...and some children chooseor prefer grapes over pears..).. so then..... then the pears... fall to the ground... laying everyway on the hillside, then roll down onto the road...and your car and other cars rolled over the beautiful pears....then, I got out one time...and took some of the pears..from the tree ...I like pears...and nobody seem to want this harvest...but you drive by hoping they, the family that owns the pear tree would pick their own pears...but, then, the unthinkable, they cut the pear tree down...Oh my,...***********.one time someone told me...hey were shooting deer and taken them to be butchered to provide food to the local food bank....deer meat....good idea...but why have we come to this stage of food exhaustion...that is the real deal idea...to give your head thought too....  My next project on this "eye," is to go back and review... what I wrote...over the years...I wonder what I will find... depression, inspiration, fear, joy, indifference, Taro stories, hunger issues, family memories, stubbornnessess, Repetitiveness...forgetfulness, laughing videos..picture funnies..bunnies....hard times...miracles..yes, I hope i see some miracles...that's what I want to read...about good ole' miracles... Smile it makes your heart TINGLE... : - )

January 29, 2012 11:07 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Miss Blue ~ The MoaT would be the maker of all things.  My firm belief is
that one can not change the laws of physics.  A known corollary to that is
that all laws of physics are yet unknown to man.  If it is not too late, I'd
prefer peach.

January 29, 2012 11:15 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

VR- Keep me posted. I make the rounds and rarely get thrown out of lawful establishments these days.

January 29, 2012 11:34 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

p- Yes-that Truth to me is Perfect Love. Because all is not known by us forgiveness is necessary for now. The Truth sustains both itself and all of us. Therein I experience it's limitless grace.

January 29, 2012 11:40 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

In the news....Hoot for Newt.....I used to have a pet newt; it was orange with red spots with black circles around the red spots...I called him Newty Newt...so maybe Newty Newt Hoot...would of been a better rap.... for Newt Greensandwich no win...we need energy= electric= high voltage= surge of JOBS=== for the President...Tomorrow will be 40 degrees and Tuesday weather and the rest of the week will be in the 50's==== it will be ducky water warm here in Pennsylvania...
=I want this year of dramatic weather warming change.... to be sooooo wrong....intimidating with the super bonzo weather predictors......yooooooooooooooo it not a good sign.... My goal in life is to be a Company Girl,"  to be a Swifter Snapper dirt Mopgirl Clinger person...and appear on the Swifter=mop commercials.... it alla about TV baby!!!!

January 29, 2012 11:45 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

TT ~

 It's not always perfect, but that love thing works for me. 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f660fEGaaJw

January 29, 2012 11:47 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 


Paolos, it's not too late.


I even found a pint of fresh pineapple down in the bottom of the freezer. I make a drink my friends call "The Pearl', Simply Lemonade, some pineapple shine and a floater of the peach n spice.


As for the laws of physics, an amen to that. We have only scratched the surface. And if the MoaT didn't want us to search, investigate, ponder, probe, question and wonder, He/She would not have endowed us with thought, learning, speech and reason. Now, to sleep, per chance to dream ( REM etc sleep not the big one...)


I've been in the books all day (except for a few brief interludes here) A and P tomorrow is going to be rough. The human brain....

January 29, 2012 11:58 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

MISS BLUE:   The FIRST ... Persons to be call'd, "Sons of God"  were the Angels He created, prolly because He got tired of Playing Solitaire, and decided it was time for a little two handed Deck Potsy (with two Decks) ... Later, some of 'em mess'd up and got thrown down onto Mother Earth ... They later develop'd a liking for plump Redheads, and knock'd up some Jewish Girls ... Angels are Nine Feet, Eight and a Half Inches tall ... The average Yid was Five Feet, Six Inches tall (Women: Five Feet ,Two Inches) If you are 5ft. 6in ... a Guy 9ft 8.5in ... is a GIANT ....... The recessive Gene had to come out sooner ot later, and there had to have been a buncha GIANT Offspring produced near about the same time, so's they would resemble another, "Race" ....... Most of 'em settled around Poukiepsie ... This is all covered in the 4th. and 6th. Chapters of Bereshis(Genesis) ... and of course, the Data is much more complete, in Torah ... in the Ancient Hebrew, than in the KJV, because the forty-seven little Rabbis that were hired by James l  to translate the Scriptures, about 1601AD, because James was sick and tired of the vatican running everything, and he had to know what Scripture really said, in order to buck the system and be a 100% King ....... James, evidently, was not possessed of the same testicular fortitude as was Henry before him .......  There are a lot of purposeful mistranslations done, either at James' Order, or in order for the forty-seven little Yids to please The King ... besides, it was a pretty good Gig, and they wanted to milk it for every Purse they could get, every Friday nite ... Didn't matter to the Yids, because they remain'd Frum to Torah, the christians didn't know any better, and again ... Good Paying Jobs were hard to come by .......
 
The even Shorter of it is ....... That GIANTS are born onto this earth every now and then, and we see them ... Ripley Reports on them ... Freddy Laker hires one of them to play Ball ... they never go unnoticed ....... There is a whole lot more to this, but this will probably spark enough controversy already ....... THAT ... is what happened to the Giants, and where they came from .......

January 30, 2012 7:22 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Poohkeepsie to Brooklyn and then to SanFrancisco...

January 30, 2012 8:15 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

PAOLOS:  THANKS !!!!!!!  I stand corrected !!!   Indian Names give me a little trouble sometimes ... Took me years to get Pochahontas right ....... Still workin' on SACAJAWEA too ....... My Uncle Leon (died years before Leo) own'd a half dozen places call'd,  "BIG  CHIEF  CAR PARK" ... Five tier places where one could Park by the Hour/Day/Week/Month or Year ....... or park a Storage Pod in one of the Slots,  undsoweiter ....... His very recognizable Icon was an Indian Chief, with Full Headdressm who Leon call'd, "CHIEF UNOPAWETO" ... When I'm a kid I thought that was purdy neat, and I ask'd Uncle Leon if UNOPAWETO was an Indian Word and what did it mean ... He answer was, "Not Exactly ... but it means if you no pay your Lease Fee, we Tow your Car to the Impound Lot ....... Uncle Leon Lived quite well, and Retirement was a breeze for him ... He always told me that his business was just Prostitution, from a different perspective ... He said ... "I Rent out the Slots, for a length of Time ... I get paid Cash ... its all Low Maintenance(a little Paint every three years) No Moving Parts, and it never wears out !!! Leon's only Son(my Cousin Leon) is my age, and when he croaks ... IF  he croaks ... the Car Parks are donated to the Mission ... The Car Parks have been making work for people in need for over twenty years ... Having two Men on the Properties 24/7 cuts the Cost of Liability and Fire & Casualty Insurance to a Third of what it would be ... Those damn near dead because of Obamanomics, could park an Airstream Trailer in a slot, we've already got Water and Lights connections built in, we can tie into City Sewers easily, and a frugal couple on a fix'd Income or a Single person, can live purdy well and very securely for $500.00 per month, not including Phone ... And different Options could be explored ... No worries about Hail Stones ...
 
For the Record; Uncle Leo was, Leopold ... Uncle Leon, was Leonard ...

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