Sunday, July 08, 2007

George Bush’s approval rating is now at 26%.
It appears as if he might surpass Truman/carter/nixon as the President having the lowest approval rating in history…and rightly so…the low
approval rating in my opinion is simply based on his administration being totally unable to address, complex problems requiring more than the standard Republican, old white guy, oppressor of the people, limited thinking skills. Align this with the scooter problem,congress voting to get the hell out of Iraq, the investigation of interference with the justice department...Katrina---the trade deficit---rising oil and slumping real estate prices---oh yeah---these guys have been offically designated as asshats for quite a while now-we as a people need to learn from this administration and modify the constitution to allow for a no-confidence vote in the president--a vote of no confidence would be followed by a general election to get a new asshat. This process of hanging onto idiots just because---has got to stop---guy's like bush do too much damage---we told you from the get go, this guy was an idiot--nobody listened!

I put to use my source of recovered rainwater this weekend for watering plants and animals---amazing! There is something very, very pleasing in regards to the usage of assets like this. I almost said free, but having had to first purchase the rain barrels in a true economic sense the rain water does cost---but there is joy in developing a system in your mind, researching, carrying out the acquisition, and then reaping benefits that is really indescribable.
I watered plants and my dogs from a stash of about 60 gallons of rainwater I recovered. Here in N
ew Mexico an independent, water source and storage/ management is important for the upcoming children of men times. With the addition of two more barrels I could conceivably keep a supply of 320 gallons of water on hand…. I am just beside myself with success—there are still slight problems as in positioning the barrels for ease of access to the water for usage—adapting hoses to attach to the system—but these are coolio minor details to be worked on----This weekend i am running a battery test on all my solar charged, portable battery packs to get a base line on actually how many hours of power under restricted usage--i have on hand---i am planning on running small fans off the battery packs and timing them to total my overall power capability. we'll see what happens.
The next step at the end of the summer, is the construction of the elevated, square foot gardens for food-----
The home wireless system is up—thanks to my beautiful, talented and big ole’ brained wife---I just could not get my brainpan to settle down enough to cement in the details of what I needed to do for my home wireless system to make this actually occur. The wondrous thing was that my wife sat down and made the system happen in one afternoon…now add to this fact that she has been sick with pneumonia she is amazing!! Wireless is truly great— the wandering about in public connected and a home wireless system were two goals on self-improvement personal wish list to accomplish and they are done--- it is outstanding to be able to be mobile and connected…
I intend
on downloading the program I mentioned in previous blogs on computing the effects of weather etc. on prius mileage, this weekend. I have never downloaded a complete program from the web before so this will be a new event. We’ll see what happens---I have continued to use my little lifebook to no end—at my favorite coffee shop—and in business at meetings—---i am just about done developing my personal computing system. I have the libretto mini-laptop in the prius, the xps for all powerful anywhere laptopping and the lifebook for meetings, and coffeeshop interneting---it is always so hard for me to actually say i have completed something.... but i am about as close to being done with a personal and hardware lifestyle upgrade as i can be...
this is wonderous--a totally electric motorcycle--
The Enertia electric motorcycle appears to be an excellent design and a completed step in the right direction for personal transport---if we could get something like this to work--i truly believe that people would buy one--now don't get me wrong i have always been a huge segway fan and am still intent on purchasing one....but to as a method to lure people into electric transportation this item definately has potential....way,way,way much more so than the little tiny, electric scooters they sell on ebay from vietnam or somplace....i am, for some reason, really enamored with the enertia bike's design--very reto-english-1930's motorcycle appealing to me...

So ok, i have become semi-famous at work for my terraplana recycled,shoe's--- i've gotten two pair, which are the best shoes i have EVER owned. It is also amazing how people seem to focus on them. This allows me to leap on them with my "children of men" rap, and throw out verbiage on my theories of the upcoming changes in society. All based on unusual shoes??---Now the semi-famous thing does nothing for me--but excellent shoes, recycling--and the possibility of rapping at people is a combination I cannot allow to pass---so---i am gazing fondly on another pair of terraplana's called the "Womble". This shoe is made from e-leather, t-shirts, jeans and recycled rubber soles. ok, let's just write it outloud---i want these! and with this i publish---------------

"I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."
Lloyd Dobler in the movie,'say anything'

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