Sunday, March 01, 2009

i suddenly felt the need to list out the things/concepts/opinions/structures/systems that i believe in---you'll almost get an explanation on each item listed:

Swearing:---how the fuck do some people get through life without swearing? I know they do but how the fuck do they manage? Cussing fits what life throws at us---we are the only animal that cusses and we need to......

Legalizing Marijuana: the "war on drugs" ranks high up on the uniquely American strangeness of wasting our national fortune on useless moral problems we create out of thin air---time for us to grow up and maybe our recent societal crash will help out eliminating this Nancy Regan's your mom like stupidity--

Gay Marriage: Why should anybody care what anybody else does if it does not concern them---who cares who marries who? Besides gay people should lose half their shit every so often just like everybody else---this subject seems to bother people who look like Pat Nixon and hate their own marriage but stay together because supposedly Jesus says to---

Pro-Choice: Anti-abortion people obviously cannot get laid properly so that their minds can balance---once again why would you care what someone else does---it's their body asshole!---plus pro life people seem to be real happy to vote against social support for single mothers when their not busy protesting against abortion.
Getting Old: i cannot understand people my age--57 or older---who'll do anything to keep from looking old---or acting old. There's nothing worse (or stranger) than an old guy or woman who works out or worse those who combine working out with that Kenny Rogers plastic surgery thing going on---ugh! Being old is great---i hated being young---get off my lawn whippersnapper!
Growing your hair: I'm an old hippie assuredly, but this skinhead, nazi, the recently embraced American concept that the masses must all look the same----thing----that our repressed society has had going on for the past few years is incredibly, incredibly stupid--from the day i retire to the day i die there will not be a single haircut---
This will have to do for the moment--i may make this a standard segment--or then again i may be too busy growing my hair, getting old and swearing to keep this up...

One more vote for reason and societal maturity-----
A group of British employee's win 4 million pounds and plan on reinvesting in the company that employ's them---Oh the horror of socialism----

I've just completed reading these books:
World made by Hand--James Kunstler
Cyberabad days by Ian MCDonald
Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
All three were excellent I can easily recommend any of the three---the first two are fiction on possible worlds of the future and the third is non-fiction dealing with our world of today and the upcoming near future--Cyberabad days is a series of short stories on India of 2040-2050 very cool and very strange---World made by hand is the novelization of what would happen to a small NY state town 10 years after peak oil and an economic/social meltdown....

I spent this past Sunday afternoon setting up a stand alone solar kit i purchased off Amazon. This kit is actually quite the thing--a single solar panel--all required wiring, regulator, small battery, low consumption light bulbs with plug in jacks...everything you'd need to light up a small shed or (very small)living quarters all for $129.00. I assembled the entire kit in about an hour with a Swiss army knife--piece of cake to put together....according to the instruction after first charging the included battery for 3 days----- standard usage of the system allows for 6 hours per day of powered light from the system...I am enamored and impressed so far with this system---it is a perfect combination of technology fulfilling a basic need and low cost which could make such a difference to so many.....I have 4 panels on my roof right now as a central system and now this stand alone system to provide light in my shed. The kit comes complete with charging adapters for a variety of electronic devices as well...the first photo in this section i took in my shed as i put the kit together----although the solar panel is not in the best position right at the moment for producing the maximum amount of power---i wanted to test the system prior to hard mounting the panel on the exterior shed wall or roof--so this set up is temporary--for you apartment dwellers this set up would be a perfect system for you---the panel would easily fit on a balcony or even in a window--the two included light bulbs and ability to charge electronic devices could handle your basic emergency power needs....Since received i strung the lights in the shed and they work great---lots of light---this kit works great and is a perfect demonstration of the possibilities of urban self-sufficiency.
Russian family garden production during their past economic "difficulties" reported on in this blog from Club Orlov---which although filled with small plot potato production figures, this article actually delineates a truth on how we can persevere through the possible upcoming times with intensive small plot gardening.
I highly recommend this blog as a practical information source for self-sufficiency based on the author's personal experience with the Russian economic meltdown of the late 80's and 90's.
Ok that's it for now---more later.....

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