Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking To 2012

As we think of the New Year, all of us have hope for change.  Most predictions I've read try to put a happy face on negative situations.  But here's one I like by Sharon Astyk, author, -  A Nation of Farmers and other books, articles.
"8. Thrift will be the new cool thing - after five years of getting poorer (actually, 30+ years of falling real wages, but who is counting) and never knowing whether they'll have a job or enough money to pay the bills, the culture of thrift will hit the mainstream in fun new ways. Repurposing, repairing, mending, do it yourself and best of all, living on little will become emergently enjoyable, even competitive. A youth culture will emerge around cheerful acceptance of their poverty and hot young couples will be featured in magazines not buying stuff and loving each other for their ability to make George Washington scream."

My own New Year's Hope for Change Prediction:  Each of us will have the opportunity to open up to receive it and to give it...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Teddy Bear Patterns

A link I found when looking for information about making stuffed animals from old clothing...a little recycling.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Old Favorite

Been singing this one my whole Christian life.

David Versus Monsanto

For everyone who likes to eat...
Story at-a-glance
  • Earlier this year, Riceland Foods, the largest rice cooperative in the U.S. won its lawsuit against the Bayer Corporation after its natural long-grain rice was contaminated with Bayer's unapproved genetically engineered rice. Thousands of similar lawsuits have been filed.
  • Canadian canola farmer, Percy Schmeiser, was sued by Monsanto for patent infringement in 1998, after his fields were found to contain Monsanto’s patented GM canola. But rather than accepting Monsanto’s bullying ways, he decided to fight back—and won. In March 2008, Monsanto agreed to pay for cleanup costs. Since then, Schmeiser’s fight for farmer’s rights has been featured in a documentary film, “David versus Monsanto.”
  • Other recent cases of contamination of conventional and organic crops with GM varieties include maize in Ireland and Spain, and corn in Germany.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Lifetime

As I sit ready to type an appropriate comment, I find myself intimidated and frustrated by my inability. My heart overflows with gratitude to my Savior, LORD, and Creator for the revelation of His Love toward me through Father, Son, and Holy Spirit within this vast, physical realm of creation. As a child, nature spoke to me of my small position in the orchestra of life. As a student, lessons of right and wrong presented an authoriative, unapproachable God. As a college coed, knowledge of conception and embryology revived a desire to investigate this awesome Intelligence so far beyond human. As an adult, the Bible presented God to me on every level of my understanding beginning with a simple sanctuary presentation of His plan to save me from sure death. Now as I engage in exegetical study of the scripture with  John MacCall, I am finding answers to questions and a much greater understanding of revelation along with a magnification of my personal relation to my Savior and thus the Infinite One. 

Where does God the Father reside? Where is God the Son, Jesus, now? Will we be able to touch the nail prints in the hands of Jesus when we finally meet Him face to face? Where do the angels reside? How many light years will it take to cross the universe? When did sin enter creation? When will it be over? Why did sin enter creation? Why did God the Father and God the Son chose this plan to deal with sin and sinners? Am I a sinner or saint? If both, how can that be? All these questions concern Finite revelations of the Infinite One. Answers to these questions can be found revealed in the Scripture through exegetical study.  Praise God.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Science of GE Plants

"Many staunch defenders of genetically engineered foods are under the misconception that GE foods are 'better' or have improved nutrition when the exact opposite is true.  They also don't understand that the glyphosate residue can not be removed or washed off -- it actually becomes part of the plant.  It cannot be washed off because it's systemic within the plant itself."

Interview with Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods.
(Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or "GMO" for genetically modified organism.)
His specific areas of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships.
Dr. Huber also taught plant pathology, soil microbiology, and micro-ecological interactions as they relate to plant disease as a staff Professor at Purdue University for 35 years.

"The cause-effect relationship between high reproductive failure and this new microbial entity has been established, but the research has not yet been published. The reason for the delay is because they really do not know what the organism is…
"It's not a fungus. It's not bacteria. It's not a mycoplasma or a virus – it's about the same size of a small virus; you have to magnify it from 38 to 40,000 times. They have pictures of it… You can see the interactions with it. They can now culture it. It's self-replicating and cultured. It doesn't grow very well by itself.
Like most of our very fastidious organisms, it tends to die out after three or four sub-culturing, but grows very well with other organisms. If you have yeast, bacteria, or a fungus in the culture, this entity grows very well.
We're waiting on getting enough material, pure material, for DNA analysis, but also looking at some other possibilities… Until you can put a name on it, all it does is create a great deal of speculations."
What is known is that it's an entirely new entity, previously unknown to science, and it's definitely found in genetically engineered corn and soybeans. It's also been established that it causes infertility and miscarriage in cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, and poultry."

And what about the other mammal.....humans?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Days of Elijah - Paul Wilbur

Photo quality not that great, but its posted for the music.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ya for Massachusetts

Massachusetts Attorney General brings suit against the five big banks in the foreclosure fiasco.  Check out this link to Market Ticker for the announcement by Karl Denninger.