dwindling american harvests
friday, july 3rd, 2009
acre by acre, the Summer Wheat is being harvested by Combines and other baling machinery, and hay either baled or balled/wrapped, is left to dry and then be trucked to various farms for the coming Winter. It's almost July, and I can't believe the months are flying by, so darned fast.
The cadres of massive, disparate farm machinery, lumbering down the local two lane roads to their ultimate field destinations, is widespread. I'm personally entranced by these early 19th century mechanical behemoths, and don't mind participating in the daily "procession" I run into. I often pull over into the fields's edge, and watch the machines operate, and all the ancillary, support vehicles — fuel, grain transport, mechanical, seed re-supply etc — interact with the major machines — much as a US Carrier Battle Group does — to keep them fully-operating and re-supplied, until the job-at-hand, is completed. Sweet.
These centuries old "family farms" here in Pennsylvania, will be gone in another 25-50 years; either bought-up by mega-agribusiness concerns, or by building developers making room for new communities, developments and families. B. Hussein Obama-Lama-Rama-Ding-Dong (SAMBO-IL) will see to it, personally. America will disappear from the world's scene, as we knew it during the 17th through the 21st centuries.
America is being brutally-changed by fascists, socialists, Marxists, Center for American Progress, commies, SEIU, the corrupt ACORN, criminals Geithner, Bernanke, Rubin, Dodd, the faggot, ADS-riddled subhuman filth Barney Frank, B. Hussein Obama-Lama-Rama-Ding-Dong (SAMBO-IL) and now Wal-Mart.
Obama's breakneck efforts to destroy free-market capitalism, inflict decades of debt on future generations, spit on the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, employ a Hitler-like force of ACORN brown-shirts (read what Dr. Paul L. Williams has to say about them here) to manipulate the census and intimidate critics, compromise our US Military and intelligence services, and ultimately bring about a caliphate of repressive, murderous, filthy muslim (sharia) "law" to the United States of America.
Make no mistake about it: B. Hussein Obama-Lama-Rama-Ding-Dong (SAMBO-IL) is a piece of stinking, half-breed, lowlife muslim pigshit, and as part of "The Enemy Within", will destroy American institutions, and ultimately, America itself. His hate of Whitey, his racism and his love of fascism/socialism/communism, will bring down Capitalism and America.
Full-well knowing this, I'm enjoying what I see of American Family Farms still fully-functioning, before I have to go back to war, against "The Enemy Within". The American Civil War III is not far off, and I'm ready for it; trust me. The "Tea Parties" are merely a interesting, but meaningless prelude to what's coming.
Around The Garden Center®.
I'm usually pretty "grumpy" on Fridays, with piles of billing, payroll, return call notes etc, all because I took Thursday off. I didn't this week, so I had everything under control before I left the office, yesterday. Nice feeling. Friday was very humid and warm at 91°F, and I tried to get along without running the AC, but didn't last long. I finally succumbed when sweat was dripping, and turned it on. Then, I promptly got very tired and fell asleep for 45 minutes. Hah. No more 65°F AC on a warm/muggy 85-90°F day.
On Saturday, I pre-ordered 3 copies of Windows 7 Upgrade at $99.00 each, saving myself another $100.00 on each copy, since they'll be full retail at $199.00 each, when they're released on October 22nd. Nice feeling, too. Retail traffic was light on Saturday, and Dad & Jan spent the day generating laminated discount sale tags for specific items, and locating them throughout the nursery. I closed down at 4:30pm, and went home to work in Windows 7 O/S, having just pre-ordered 3 copies — one for the office RAID 0, one for the home RAID 0, and a "spare" copy — of Win7-Pro at $99.00, saving myself an additional $100.00 each, when it's released October 22nd. Right now, I'm using Win-7 Ultimate to test my software and hardware, but the Win-7 Pro copies I've pre-ordered will work even better, with a few minor hardware exceptions. Those can easily be fixed.
The older I get, the more I realize how short life really is. At almost-60, I'm realizing it all too often, as I see parents, friends and customers age, and suffer the maladies of "life's short journey". I also see myself aging, though not too gracefully, fighting it every step of the way, but ultimately acquiescing that "time will win the battle". It always does."Life is short. Sing, like no one's listening; Dance, like no one's watching; Work, like you don't need the money; Give, like you expect nothing in return; Live, like there's heaven on earth; Love, like you'll never get hurt; Party, like there's no tomorrow." ~ Unknown
Mama Kitty's seizures and spasms are becoming more frequent and worse in intensity, and all I can do is pick her up, hold & stroke her, give her a kiss and talk to her, afterwards. She purrs and nuzzles me, as if she knows what's happening with the inoperable brain tumor. Unless she's in obvious pain, I'm not going to have her put-down; she can live out her remaining days here at the condo, her home for the past 15-16yrs, peacefully. Her son, Murphy is quite sure what to make of his Mama Kitty's seizures, but he'll adapt.
I slept-in Sunday until 9am, fed the cats, worked in the new Windows 7 O/S, and went into work around 10:30. Today's the last Sunday until September 6th; we have July and August Sundays off, mercifully. Once again, business was light and I worked on a couple of LSCP estimates, and finished-up a completed job's billing. We closed down at 4:50pm, just as the rain began.
Update on the little, hole-in-the-wall garden center in Seven Valleys' flood plain, who got flooded-out last week: they're making a comeback! Good on them!
If you love your country, "Show Them To Me!" Hahahahahahaha! (Just kidding, ladies!)
I'll have to admit that I know nothing about Twitter or Face Book, and frankly, don't want to, either. It seems a lot of people and customers are using them both, but I don't give a crap about either.
I fly this historic flag, right below my American Flag, so that makes me an "right-wing extremist"? I take that as a *badge of honor*. Revolutionary War Flag Histories are here. Happy Independence Day!
Here's how you make sense of all the Windows 7 Upgrades. My ordering is completed: 3 copies of Win-7 Professional at $99 each, with both 32bit & 64bit, on it. Thee's still time, if you hurry.
I took Wednesday off, instead of my usual Thursday, slept-in until 11am, shaved, showered and went food shopping, got the Jeep Grand Cherokee washed/waxed outside, and vacuumed inside, full-well knowing that July 4th Saturday was only a half-day, and that all coming Sundays, for both July & August, are days-off, mercifully. I also spent several hours in Windows 7, installing Win-XP software and making sure it was working.
*Severe Storm Warnings* were posted by 7:45pm, as they approached the Shrewsbury, Felton & York (PA) area from the southwest. I shutdown the home machine, unplugged it, just to be sure. Violent T-Storms moved through the area around 8:45pm on Wednesday, dropping 1"+ of rain, downing a few powerlines, trees and branches with 50-60mph winds, but no hail or tornado sightings, this time.
Thursday turned-out to be a pretty nice day. The HICPA Law went into effect on Wednesday, July 1st, and I've had to re-work all my LSCP Templates in MS-Works v8.5, and it took several hours to do so, to conform to the new PA law. No longer will I be offering the simple, line-itemized estimates, with materials and labor breakout's, as I have for the past 19 years. From now on, it'll simply be a project description and a price, like all other contractors do. Personally, I think a customer needs more information to make an informed decision, than just a description and a price. But hey; I have no choice.
Happy Independence Day, America!
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
Ever since the drug-addicted pervert, Mikey Jack-off killed himself, it's been non-stop crap about him on almost all of the media. I couldn't stand his "noise" when the weirdo was alive, and I despise it even more that the child molester's dead and rotting in hell. How could a good-looking black boy turn himself into an ugly white woman?
This well-written article will open your eyes as to *who and what* Jackson really was. So much more about his "dark side" is going to come out, over the next few years, that it'll seem like he was another person. I don't doubt that for one second.
Not another penny/dime purchase from me to WalMart — the worlds largest private employer, announced in a letter to President Obama today that it will support a requirement that all businesses provide health insurance coverage as part of sweeping health reform legislation. Not that I actually went there very often, anyway.
Fonts For You™.
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You may already have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's almost always used for the body copy or subheads, so grab it, if you don't already have it; you're reading it now. They're free from my website. Grab 'em! Save them to your HD, and install to C:/Windows/Fonts (folder), thru your WIN XP Control Panel > Fonts > File > Install New Font. Simple stuff; just takes a few minutes.
Here are a few others, which have been used in my Journal: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. If you get and install them, you'll see how much nicer these pages are to view and read. Plus, they add to your repertoire of available fonts in MS-Word, as WIN-XP System Fonts, so you can use them for your daily documents.
Here's a new one, for your Windows/Fonts folder: Sketchy.
Lowlifes, Dirtbags & Assorted Liberal Filth™.
"Dreams of My Father" wasn't written by B. Hussein Obama-Lama-Ding-Dong (SAMBO-IL); it was written by Billy-Bob Ayres, the unconvicted, murdering, Weatherman terrorist, who still needs killing for his 60s and 70s crimes against America, IMO.
The lying lowlife, alcoholic, drug-addicted homo, piece-of-shit, Al Franken (ASSHOLE-MN) is now a US Senator, from Minnesota. Can you f•cking believe that shit? I'm still in shock and throwing-up from it all. The US House and Senate now remind me of the "bar scene" from "Star Wars", and I'm truly hoping that the next muslim terrorist attack does indeed take out the US Capitol, when all, except the Conservatives are in full session. I'd sure like to meet the punk Franken faggot in a dark alley, with just fists; I'd destroy him. Where's John Hinckley when America really needs him?
The Global Warming Money Pit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. O2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Some People Just Need Killing™.
Jarvis Brown, 28, of Indianapolis, Indiana, was sentenced to five consecutive life imprisonment sentences, plus an additional 20 year sentence, late yesterday by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young, according to Timothy M. Morrison, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Brown previously pleaded guilty on March 17, 2009, to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, one count of interference with commerce by threats or violence; three counts of using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime or crime of violence resulting in death, and one count of tampering with a witness resulting in death. The case was the result of a coordinated state and federal law enforcement investigation, including agents and officers from the Indianapolis Police Department Robbery/Homicide Unit, the Evansville Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Evansville Safe Streets Task Force. KILL HIM!
IMO, both Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn need summary trial and killing, for "crimes against America", in the 60s & 70s. Shoot them both, and rid society of those two subhuman filth. I volunteer, at no expense to my Fellow US Taxpayer.
Is one of your resolutions this year to be kinder to Mother Nature? It's easy to get back in her good graces. Created by House and Garden's "green editor," Zem Joaquin, this site highlights the beauty, comfort, and style of eco-friendly products. If you're lured by the sexy, sleek design of responsible transportation, look into the autos section, which includes velomobiles and the sporty Tesla. If personal style is your (shopping) bag, outfit your child in chic organic cotton pajamas, deck yourself in vintage jewelry, or just check out the green jeans. And if your interests run closer to homeview the rainbow of recycled glass tiles or design your own green home in a tree-free journal. Mama would approve.