Sunday, January 30, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
..."There will be a Keynesian factor which clings to the theory that says it is indeed possible to borrow your way up, but that's a mere mirage, since it would require a surge in real productivity, i.e., outside of the service industry...manufacturing today counts for 10% of US jobs."
..."I'm all for a society, a government, that takes care of the weakest in its midst. I'm all against a government that props up the strongest in its midst, in this case the bankers with bonuses larger in one year than the weaker among us can make in a lifetime, the same bankers who lost more money in bad wagers than the entire country can cough up, and still be economically viable. We're fast becoming zombie societies."
..."What we know for sure is that the zombie money we elected to have flow through our financial systems is going to kill a lot of people this year. Want to plead innocence? How long do you think that excuse will be accepted?
Where our zombie money kills real people. Today."
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Brazil flood death toll rises to 443, more feared... Reuters
Tough Times For Lobster And Salmon In Local Waters printed in The Calais Advertiser, Jan. 13, 2011:
"Maine and nearby New Brunswick are well known for two wonderful foods which are shipped all over the world, lobster and salmon.
However these two delectables are currently running into serious problems such as parasites, pesticides, and salmon running away from aquaculture cages.
Good examples of the troubles have aquaculture operators using pesticides to combat a damaging outbreak of sea lice at the fish farms in Passamaquoddy Bay and nearby Cobscook Bay."
"According to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), 138,000 juvenile Atlantic salmon, estimated to be about 25 cm in length, escaped from an aquaculture pen operation near White Head Island, located east of Grand Manan at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy in December (2010), during a fierce storm."
"There is a current plan to kill sea lice on caged salmon with a powerful new pesticide that will subsequently be flushed into several bays in Southwest New Brunswick and Maine and this is causing concern."
"Applications of the sea lice solution called deltamethrin in selected test salmon cages began in July. Sea lice are tiny, parasitic crabs that attach themselves to salmon and other fish and eat their skin, flesh and other tissues. They can kill their host.
Officials in Canada are looking into the use of pesticides in and near Passamasquoddy Bay as part of their investigations into the deaths of lobsters in the area in 2009 and 2010. Like sea lice, lobsters are highly vulneralbe to pesticides that salmon farm operators have been using and then disposing of in coastal waters."
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
"The Food Crisis, of course. In fact it never really left - since 2007 we've had more hungry people on the planet than ever before in human history, and while we've seen brief declines in the numbers of the hungry worldwide, those declines were of such short duration that they were essentially meaningless - earlier this year when the UN trumpeted that the number of the hungry had dropped back below 1 billion, it admitted that this excluded the Pakistan flood victims, the impacts of the crisis in the Russian wheat crop and a host of other late-year issues."
"Why is it back? Well a combination of factors..."