Hot damn! The Chinese government has said it will allow state owned enterprises to default on derivative wagers in the future. The banksters are screaming their heads off, but quietly so not to piss China off too much. http://www.reuters.com/article/fundsFundsNews/idUSPEK36146520090831 will get you the story.
This is what should have happened before the bail-outs hit the market. Just let the damn casino bets default and get it over with. China is going to make a lot of people mad with this stunt but it may show the ungrateful wretches what they should have done in the first place. You realize how many centuries we have had trade in this world and we didn't need derivatives? A bunch!
We have to buy another bottle of Karkov Vodka to do more elixirs. We buy the 80 proof and buy the cheapest we can find but the shit is expensive. They collect a lot of tax money from booze and we know the bastards are after the most tax money they can get. I need a still to make our own alcohol. Can't be too tough if the Capone Mob could do it. I got an e-mail from a reader who wanted to make his own elixer. He made the comment that his Elderberries stank. I said WHOA. Elderberries don't stink! Start all over and start identifying your stuff MOST ACCURATELY. Identification is a huge part of foraging. You go skipping through the forest and the fields gaily picking leaves and plants and roots and just eating them because they are wild plants and you will end up a tame corpse. You must identify these plants very accurately. People give these foraged plants to their kids and family to eat and maybe heal themselves. You mis-identify a plant and you may be making your illness ten times as bad as when you started. My wife pretty much knows what she is doing out there foraging. But she comes home and gets her plants out of her bag and goes through the identification process a second time. She is dedicated to getting it right.
The chicken coop is getting to be closer to a reality. Brother-in-law and wife are wanting to put it underneath our balcony with a yard much bigger than the coop. Get me about a dozen hens and get those eggs a flowing down the assembly line. The wife and her brother are out on the porch going through COUNTRY WISDOM right now. And that is fine. Just as long as things stay sensible and sane I will try to go along with them. I just sort of lay down the basic rules and protocols and they can work thing out to suit them. Works okay.
I just listened to a guy named Webster Tarpley on an audio tape. You can listen too at http://eclipptv.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=7108. The guy goes into a bit of Banksterism that really paints the picture quite well. Give him a listen and learn a few things. Or at least have a few good laughs. One thing Tarpley mentioned was that Ron Paul is against government funded medical care. Ron Paul says we are NOT entitled to medical care. But Tarpley says we are entitled to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, and Medical care is the gist of our right to LIFE. I thought that was interesting. I had never heard that concept before. Tarpley is a pretty shrewd dude. Maybe Ron Paul will debate this guy. Could be an interesting battle. I suspect that Tarpley would find himself allied with Ron Paul on most issues and that would make things even more juicier.
The sun spot situation is getting more involved by the day. Here is a blurb I copied off of What Really Happened.
Sunday, August 30th marks the 51st straight day without a sunspot, one of the longest stretches in a century. One more day and we have a spotless month (we had some by some accounts one last August but a few observatories thought they saw a spot on the sun for a few hours one day). It would be either the first or second spotless month since 1913 depending on whether you count last August as spotless.
Things are looking complicated these days. The last day of August I get up and it is 49 degrees. What the hell! Something ain't right. But things ARE right because we have different weather for different years. I have seen 35 below 0 in the Winter and I have seen Winters when it didn't get much below 20 degrees ABOVE zero. I do honestly believe that this year is going to be cold, very cold. And old man weather could make me a laughing stock but you never can tell. I don't have an Almanac so if anyone does have one you might see what the forecast is and let me know.