Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Specialization is for insects

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. p.248 - Time Enough For Love, Robert A Heinlein

I have to get to work! :-)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jeff Beck concert in Montclair, NJ Oct 16, 2013

Great show sitting in the front row for Jeff Beck. Also appearing was Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys. Lots of fun.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Photosynthesis and Mother Nature

This morning, like all mornings, I was making a "green smoothie". I use some green apples, blueberries or strawberries, hemp protein, some avocado and today some big, beautiful collard leaves. They are magnificent. I got to thinking about Mother Nature and the incredible photosynthesis that goes on in those leaves. The leaves take sunlight and transform it into chemical energy. Truly a miracle.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bring Back Industrial Hemp

BRINGING IT HOME:

A fathers search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nations first hemp house in Asheville, NC. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. The drawback industrial hemp is currently illegal to farm in the U.S.A., where it was once an important crop. Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000′s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why cant we grow it here? BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.

The documentary follows the hemp trail to the U.K. to interview hemp business owners, researchers, farmers, a CEO with a hemp block distribution center and Kevin McCloud, author and TV host of Grand Designs, who chose hempcrete for his first housing project. The film includes other international hemp industry leaders and business entrepreneurs, as well as American CEOs David and Mike Bronner of Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps and John Roulac of Nutiva. Industrial hemp farming advocates and the opposition weigh in on current legislation efforts to change policy at state and federal levels.

Bringing It Home premiered in select cities during Hemp History Week special events, June 3-9, 2013 in New York, L.A., San Francisco, San Diego, Bellingham WA, Petaluma, CA and Portland.
- See more at: http://www.screeninghq.org/films/details/88/bringing-it-home#About


Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Government Shutdown and the Collapse of Monetary Systems

Only because the government has gotten so large that a shutdown affects so many people. But that is the way of a military and welfare empire, which is what the United States has become.

Because our money is really bank credit, all money is borrowed into existence, the government must continue to raise the debt ceiling. A bank credit-based monetary system requires more and more borrowing to survive.

If the citizens and the government were to try and pay off all of the outstanding debt, two things would happen. 1) we could not pay off all the debt because all debt has interest and there is not enough money to pay the interest component. 2) we would destroy the money supply. If we p[aid off all the debt, there would be no money in circulation and we would have to revert to barter.

As the US Government (and really all national government with central banks) continue to devalue the money, the system will continue to slowly unravel. We are watching the collapse of the bank credit-based monetary system as we know it today.