Received a new larger food dehydrator this week and JoJo is drying and storing vegetables and fruits in mass-----
We have planted the greenhouse for the overwinter vegetable experiment---
I am getting ready to go out and patch our driveway shade shelter that a windstorm ripped up--
and wire up one of our small solar panels to a couple of AA battery chargers as a small experiment.
The heat is starting to break a small amount in the mornings although the afternoons are still deadly---but it's a sign that the season is changing---this summer was an incredibly tough one for humans, plants and animals---coyotes in town---a bad sign.
0% job growth last month---in a society which requires 130,000 NEW jobs to be created each month merely to accept new members entering society--the young, the immigrant, the laid off by closure unemployed---how can the-------- USA---USA---- shouters and chest beaters remain so fucking blind----We now rank 40th among nations in the world in infant survival----40th !! A drop from our previously held position of 26th.....and what we will get from our supposed leaders----a speech.
Today we are negotiating the possible purchase of a 1999 Volkswagen Eurovan Camper. The concept that it is impossible to retire...that it is better to have a useful physical thing as compared to forced participation in scam stock market retirement accounts is what pushes this purchase...JoJo and I after much consideration have decided on a vehicle represented by the sample photo above...self contained with a small kitchen, bunks, water and electric...the Camper will serve as an ability to escape the low desert summer heat which is increasing with global warming by traveling to the nearby mountains on the weekends---a possible bug out vehicle if necessary....and like our greenhouse a method of investing in something that has actual, physical, useful returns for the world we are facing. It is not huge, it is within our means, it is not conspicuous consumption of resources....it will be a useful tool in our lives and at the homestead.
Currently reading "HE, SHE, and IT" by Marge Piercy- a cyberpunk novel of the corporate future where an independent commune in the environmental wasteland build a cyborg to protect themselves from corporate domination----and the woman programmer who falls in love with it---the book is just completely excellent--------- populated with characters such as a female ninja from a surviving community of a handful of women who grew up in the post nuclear wasteland of the middle east who are both Jewish and Muslim....to how they survive beneath tent like shelters to avoid the power of the sun...to cyborg hand to hand combat against enhanced humans...I haven't finished it yet but I will be sorry to see it end. Written in 1999 I have no idea how I have missed this excellent novel all these years---
Just stop it about the 9-11 anniversary....today's 18 year old soldier dying in Afghanistan was 7 when it happened for Christ's sake! When does it end---we are like some old asswipe yelling "remember the Maine" while feeding fresh youth endlessly into a meat grinder. Stop this manufactured industry of forcing remembrance, of the required political speeches designed to do what? Stir emotion, guarantee continued billions to the anti-terror industry, insure re-election by flag wrapping? A couple of guys with box cutters won----- they've made us live in fear, they bankrupted us---they lured us to kill our own freedoms----because they knew us better then we knew ourselves...so just shut up.
ANARCHISM:--The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary.