Friday, January 30, 2009

Statement of Purpose

Statement of Purpose: To awaken a sufficient number of individuals on planet Earth and to encourage them to consciously take their focus away from the past of separation, limitation, fear, and lack and to re-direct it toward a future of joy, community, creation, empowerment, and abundance for all, with the intent of creating a new and beautiful world for everyone who desires such a world, starting right here, right now.


nina said...

Bout effing time! Geeze. I was on the verge of declaring an all out blog war.
That woulda been kinda fun, huh?
You are equally to blame you know. But the other one, wow, completely blew off the guidelines on blog etiquette. He would have been banned to kingdom come on a forum.
Now that I think about it, an all out blog war would have been too time consuming Michael, we have more important things to do. How is the Yin Yang coming along? I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

m_astera said...

I am to blame for making statements of fact, all readily checked, none of which have been refuted? Aren't easily checked facts what Les is posting about the Zionists?

Haven't even gone back to look after my last post. Enough on that.

Hoping for some input and refined suggestions on the statement of purpose. Or perhaps some additions. It says what I want it to say but it doesn't flow quite smoothly enough. Building the dream.

I've been pretty busy with the agriculture project and the genetic mind one too, plus redoing the soil book. Learning some interesting things about horses and other livestock. Did you know that cows, horses, and sheep are suffering the same sorts of degenerative diseases that humans are? And they don't even eat at McDonalds. Or drink soda. Mostly they are raw-food vegans even. It all comes back to malnutrition.

Haven't been back to the yin-yang spiral for a few days; I carved another variation on the same theme, sort of a pair, but it's at the looks-like-hell stage to me right now. I even took a couple of photos to send to you but they too look awful. Needs another days work, or maybe a bonfire.

Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well in your world.

nina said...

Here's something else, the oil byproduct, propane, that everyone is dishing out big bucks to keep cozy has unfailingly caused nasty sinus infections and nosebleeds every winter in CA. This winter, it not happening at all because we are not heating with propane. This is a revelation to me.
You know they put animal slaughter remains in herbivore feed. We've read this often. But did you know that most name brand Guinea Pig feed contains fishmeal? Is that nuts? GPs are grass guys from the Andes Plains. Their whole thing is hay, grass supplemented with Vitamin C through molar healthy crunchy veggies and fruits. They've never known anything of fish much less large bodies of water.

I want to see the pictures. I will wait until you are satisfied since I have already seen your exciting galleys.

Anonymous said...

Nina, Be sure to leave some bowls with water in them around the house--nose bleeds and the like can be from the air being wayyyyy too dry. We also put food grade hydrogen peroxide in the water--a few drops--

We get 55 gallon barrels of it from an Amish witchdoctor for the swimming pool--no chlorine here except for the first dump of the year to get the pool clean--then we let it fade away and start with the hydro--about 4 gallons a week keeps the pool sparkling and quite good for the body--also provides 38,000 gallons of emergency water supply--should it ever be needed--


m_astera said...

Nina, I have read that in any place heated with gas the walls, furniture, and everything else ends up saturated with the gas, and of course so does one's bloodstream. This would of course be at its worst with a wall-mounted catalytic heater, while a propane furnace in the basement with a really good chimney would be the best case.

I think they pretty much took the feeding dead cows and chickens to live cows and chickens stuff off the market after the Mad Cow scare, though that wasn't what wa causing it anyway; it has to do with soil mineral imbalance and a couple of other factors and is not an infectious disease or caused by microorganisms at all. We could do quite a thread on mad-cow, BSE, TSE, and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease. I have the contacts.

The degenerative disease problem in domestic horses, cows, and sheep appears to me to be simply the result of using the chemical fertilizers Urea Nitrogen and Potassium Chloride to achieve high yield on worn-out mineral deficient soils. Neither man nor animals can live on food grown for volume instead of quality and nutrient density, and Urea N and KCl cheapos are the main culprits.

I guess guinea pigs need protein too, and fish is the cheap and easy way to get it to them right now. Most of that cheap fish meal is coming from the SE Pacific fisheries off the coast of S America. That won't last much longer I don't think.

If I were to try to formulate a vegan guinea pig food I would use seed meals in it I think. Figure out which seeds mixed together had the right essential fatty acid proportions. Maybe linseed mixed with sunflower?

One factor that few people take into account about grazing and browsing animals is that they all eat a whole lot of insects, insect poop, and living small organisms that are always crawling all over any plant in the wild. Good alfalfa is full of bugs. Horses and ruminants also have a huge population of protozoans in their guts that are needed to break down grasses and forbs into usable carbs and proteins (termites have them too) and the ongoing dieoff of these protozoans provide a lot of simple animal based food to the grazers as well.

The spirals and the chisels are heading to the roof.

nina said...

Went into the Central Valley today and took some photos for you. Soon to come.

So much good information, thanks. thanks Jj, too.

Since I was out so long, I will cross check ingredients and match with what is on the ground here tomorrow. Spring is very early. I've been serving huge amounts of grass. The introduced cheatgrass is long and green and lush before it turns into beige and rust late summer wildire fuels. And here we had monster snows just last week.

Tired now, more tomorrow with the photos. Thanks again Michael, Jj.

Anonymous said...

On a somewhat similar note, it's interesting to see what grasses the cats and dogs eat when (I suppose) they are not feeling quite right--they instinctively know what works and what doesn't--and then the dogs go around eating the cat poop--go figure--
Our grass has never has any weed killers or fertilizer on it--great dandelion salads in the spring by just walking anywhere in the yard!!
We have some apple trees that were here when we moved in, and Juli got some grape vines to catch the last 2 years--they were so incredibly tasty--just spectacular-we do pretty well with garlic too--the smaller cherry tomatoes just keep coming up--the last ones just fall to the ground and the seeds sprout the next year--lettuce has been touchy but will try again with the possible addition of a sun shade of some type so it doesn't get too much heat/sun--
I used to go out and groundhog hunt to keep my rifle skills up to par and bring home what I shot for the dogs but when they eat them, the smell just permeates their skin--but in a pinch, it'll do--all grass fed just like the deer--except the ones eating the GM crops--oh, well.

m_astera said...

I've always liked to eat the tender ends of brome grass and the other tall grasses, pull the top out of the last leaf sheath and chew on the sweet part.

Wheat grass juice is/has been a big deal off and on for the past thirty years. Makes me nauseous if I drink much of it, just like it does to the dogs and cats, but a little bit is a good energizer.

Once I was down at the Portland OR Saturday market and some people had a booth set up pushing wheat grass sprouts, lots of trays of 3-4" high wheat grass. I'm a sucker for anything off the wall so I started talking to a guy at the booth who was a real fanatic. Wild eyed, long bushy dark hair and a full beard; he had a big cud of wheat grass sprouts and was on a rant about how they could cure anything and save the world, constantly chewing on this big wad with green juice running down the corners of his mouth. It was great.

So nina, is that what guinea pigs are supposed to live on, just grass?

I'm sure yours are just pets, but they were a major domestic food animal for the Indians in the high Andes. Weston Price discovered in the 1930s that their meat was the richest known natural source of Vitamin D, something pretty important in a year-round cold climate like that where people's skin gets little sun exposure.

Jj, I always wanted to cook a woodchuck and see what it tasted like. Your report about the dogs makes me a bit more hesitant. I've been tempted to try eating raccoon and 'possum too. Squirrels are tasty, but hardly worth the trouble. Ever skin a squirrel?

Anonymous said...

Never skinned one but I have eaten it. There was a Saturday night cookout on one of our shooting club weekends when the boys were younger and Juli came for a while and hers was the first hands in the squirrel meat---you can eat groundhog but you better try just the younger ones--need to soak them in salt water for hours before even attempting to cook--as with all wild game low and slow on the cooking--
I always wondered about the first person who looked at a lobster and said "my that looks tasty, let's eat it"--

m_astera said...

Let's just say that squirrels are not the mandarin oranges of the animal world.

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