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california flood

Dec. 25th, 2010 | 11:52 am

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CALIFORNIA_STORM?SITE=OHCOL&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

California is flooded with rain after years of drought.
It is strange that a place named "highland" would also be flooded. water does not flow upwards.

they will have to start growing rice in paddies in florida. they are going to need water buffalo and laborers and shovels.

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happy trails

Dec. 21st, 2010 | 02:52 pm
music: neil young - albuquerque

I asked out Marisol. she said No.
Now I am free to marshal enough initiative to ask out other women.

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the Root Market

Dec. 12th, 2010 | 12:18 pm
music: dire straits - why worry

I spend about 10 dollars a week on lottery tickets.

I notice I end up not even checking many of my tickets.

Not sure what i'd do with a few million dollars. I have no passion for premium cars, houses, clothes, fashion, aircraft, guns, trophy women, night clubs, country clubs, professional sporting events, tourist hotspots.

I understand obscure millionaires occasionally establish hobby businesses as tax shelters.
I think it would be cool to buy one of these old brick convenience stores and concentrate on only selling root crops. potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, etc. maybe peanuts. and burlap sacks. burlap makes for some pretty good sacks. yeah. place only needs to be open 32 hours a week.

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defeat the globalists. defeat neoconservatives. defeat neo-teapartiers.

Dec. 4th, 2010 | 02:14 pm

NAFTA was ballyhooed by the administration of President Bill Clinton and President Carlos Salinas(a man reputed to have stolen ten to twenty billion dollars for six years of service) as the answer that would bring prosperity and end illegal immigration.



The trade agreement crushed peasant agriculture in Mexico and sent millions of campesinos fleeing north into the United States in an effort to survive. the treaty failed to increase Mexican wages--the average wage in Juarez, for example, went from $4.50 a day to $3.70. The increased shipment of goods from Mexico to the United States created a perfect cover for the movement of drugs in the endless stream of semi trucks heading north.



American factories went to Mexico(and Asia) because they could pay slave wages, ignore environmental regulations, and say fuck you to unions. What Americans got in return were cheap prices at Wal-Mart, lower wages at home, and an explosion of illegal immigration into the United States. This result is global, but its most obvious consequence is the destruction of a nation with which we share a long border.

--Charles Bowden, Murder City.

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i don't believe in green eyes

Nov. 27th, 2010 | 04:08 pm

it is said that some people have green eyes.

i can see in the daylight that these people

have pale yellow eyes.

is not green like grass or leaves or broccoli.

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nothing to do about it

Nov. 20th, 2010 | 05:01 pm
music: van morrison - when the leaves come falling down.

nearly everything I hear or read from right wing pundits is blatantly dishonest or wrong.
They are doing the devils work.

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liberterians, anarcho-capitalists

Oct. 12th, 2010 | 06:40 am

when someone is Libertarian or into anarcho-capitalism...it usually means they are handicapped in some way.

There is nothing to do in outerspace but spend government money.

the United States represents the greatest redistribution of resources history has seen. even if you don't give a rats ass about indians. Lots of land. then lots of land redistributed by government.

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old testament secrets revealed

Sep. 28th, 2010 | 05:40 pm
music: van morrison - bulbs

The Old Testament implies that mankind must defer to penguins.


This must be why catholic nuns dress up as penguins.


This explains why, when the Blues Brothers were on a mission from god...

that nun kept hitting them with a ruler.

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Once upon a time in China

Sep. 5th, 2010 | 12:33 pm
music: the Who - water

I watched the film "Once Upon a Time In China". it stars Jet Li.

I enjoy to learn about history and cultures.

it was a sad time and place in this mean old world.

there were not many guns.

so they had to run around punching and kicking each other.

they also destroyed hundreds of ladders when fighting.

I don't understand why there were so many ladders handy to begin with

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megafauna mammals of yesteryear

Aug. 28th, 2010 | 05:32 pm

There is debate over what wiped out the mammoths and mastodons and other
megafauna.
Some say climate, some say humans.
I say it was probably the ticks and lice and fleas humans carried with
them.
The climate gets weird, so humans travel further looking for food.
The climate gets good, so excess humans travel further to get away from
the entrenched majority.
And they took their fleas and ticks and lice with them.

Additionally, very wet winters would have thawed into very swampy pools
in summer.
This is consistent with the tripled levels of irridium in the soil from
12000 years ago, consistent with meteor impacts and their effect on
climate.
These pools and puddles would impede woolly mammoth movement. They
would slip and fall a lot.

I doubt early humans were ever much of a threat to megafauna mammals. there isn't much a few humans with spears could do to a mammoth. let alone a herd of them. even their hides would be too heavy to carry far, and most of their flesh would rot before a band of humans could eat it. mostly the humans probably pecked at a few crippled stragglers of the megafauna.

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