Carrington Event Exercise – In Depth Solar News and Observations

Carrington Event Exercise – In Depth Solar News and Observations

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Where Farmers Markets and CSAs Fall Short

(Read here:) Where Farmers Markets and CSAs Fall Short

These are, to me, some key phrases in the very well assembled and presented essay featured at the above link. Perhaps unknowingly the writer is striking all around the bulls eye of a significant answer.

“Farmers aren’t moving toward local food, but they will if they think there’s a reliable market.”

“The interest in the entrepreneurial aspect of small farms is wonderful and needs to continue, but we’re trying to take it a step further.”

“The worry, to me, is that all of this is entrepreneurial. Too many CSAs in any given area can make it hard for a farmer to sell enough CSA shares to get by. Our work is to try to get farmers out of a faddish economy.”

I think the target can be cleanly addressed by stepping outside of the cart of supply and rather examining the horse of demand. It’s only by developing the latter that the former can be reliably established and maintained. Attempting to do otherwise amounts to the creation of a centralized system, which is dependent on the whims of the consumer as to it’s success or failure. Clearly prior world experience with this model demonstrates its unreliability.

I take some exception to the phrase, “The worry, to me, is that all of this is entrepreneurial,” as if that is a major stumbling block. While the concern of too much supply of a given product within a limited geographic area is well founded, it’s a narrow one and certainly not an insurmountable or unaddressable issue. This was, is, and should be one of the functions of Granges or farmers’ associations, a place where farmers sit down regularly, examine issues (including market related ones), discuss crops, yields, etc., and generally become well acquainted with one another. There’s no reason these same venues can’t help evolve a newer, demand focused paradigm allowing not only for a cooperative, entrepreneurial approach, but for the development of an even more important aspect: The process of educating the consumer, something clearly missing in the narrative.

Whether we like it or not there has developed, over the years, a general “standoffishness” between farmers and “other folks.” This separation is probably due to many factors not the least of which has been the popular conception that there is more than enough food, seemingly seamlessly delivered to the marketplace, which led farm production and producers to having been rather taken for granted by the consumers and once out of sight, then were out of mind. Presently, while the quantity is still there the issue has now become quality and that characteristic has not to date been effectively propagated among consumers.

There is a tried and true method of marketing: Disturb, inform, and solve. This part of any entrepreneurial sales marketing (and make no mistake, this is sales) is key. It’s the responsibility of the entrepreneur (or group of entrepreneurs) to develop an effective marketing plan that includes those three elements. Only a well informed and motivated marketplace will support any product and every producer involved has both the practical and moral responsibility to share the realities of “corporate feed” versus high-quality, nutritious food to its most important product – the consumer. Once the consumer completely understands all the dynamics of what’s at stake, the sale will become natural and through a cooperative effort farmers’ markets and CSAs will be able to provide a variety of goods in a highly predictable manner.

The Dark Side of Coca-Cola’s Healthy Brands

The Dark Side of Coca-Cola’s Healthy Brands

“[C]ompanies like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Kellogg have joined forces with Monsanto to bankroll efforts aimed at keeping Americans from knowing which foods contain GMOs. And they’ve used money from sales of their natural brands to help finance the effort.”

All this diversification smells oddly like what happened with the tobacco industry some years ago when “tobacco science” (and the FDA) held the other science (and consumers) at bay until the industry could become well variegated and be able to weather the storm of reduced revenues (and civil penalties) from their primary products. All this, of course, included the creation of a “tobacco settlement fund,” the largest product liability settlement in history solely underwritten by company profits, not funds out of CEOs’ pockets (or any criminal sanctions applied).

“The settlement left the tobacco industry immune from future state and federal suits” (http://www.npr.org/2013/10/13/233449505/15-years-later-where-did-all-the-cigarette-money-go) essentially allowing them to continue business as usual. Are we witnessing the spin-up to another “dodge the bullet” event by the likes of Monsanto, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kellogg, et al?

Does the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) figure into this?

“Mike Moore, (Mississippi) attorney general, filed the first state lawsuit against big tobacco . . . . (He) argued that tobacco companies should pay for medical bills, and eventually the courts agreed.” (ibid) Can all the perpetrators (and governments) assert that since there is now “Affordable Care” available to everyone, any product liability should be reduced, eliminated, or simply applied to “other priorities?” Would another “no strings attached” settlement merely funnel cash into the general funds of the states as it did with the tobacco settlement and (beyond the propaganda otherwise) as do “revenues” from all state lotteries?

Is this one of the agenda of the ACA?

Only time will tell.

Who killed Kennedy: CIA, LBJ, or the Truly “Unspeakable”?

Who killed Kennedy: CIA, LBJ, or the Truly “Unspeakable”?

You may wonder why one might have any real interest in an event of 50 years past? The reason is that MOST of what troubles us today links directly to November 22, 1963. Many will say that it’s a “dead” issue; I say precisely the contrary. It’s very much alive and the logical progression of events stemming from that act is now about to consume all of us.

This is a very important read. It’s extremely well done and essentially confirms my own inquiries over the past 20 years. The writer very skillfully deconstructs the various major theories and quite effectively synthesizes them. The longer we ignore the most obvious aspects of John Kennedy’s assassination, and leave it unresolved, the closer we approach our own, unavoidable reckoning.

Cracking The Cult Of The Constitution (Part I)

Cracking The Cult Of The Constitution (Part I)

Incredibly in-depth product based on intense research and presented in a most scholarly manner. It is a must read for anyone who’s trying to make sense of both our history and our present circumstances.

Due Process of Drones

Due Process of Drones

Now, how do YOU like it when the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government rattles its sabre at You? As America has been declared a part of the “battlefield,” we are all now potential “enemy combatants” without lawful protections. So, who’s the terrorist? Terrorism is variously defined as a system of government that rules by fear, intimidation, and dread.

Just so you “understand” the “legal” basis here, take a gander at the provisions of 42 USC 1981, which codified the 14th Amendment:

“All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and SHALL BE SUBJECT TO LIKE PUNISHMENT, PAINS, PENALTIES, TAXES, LICENSES, AND EXACTIONS OF EVERY KIND, AND NO OTHER.

Oh, and if you’re wondering the “legal” definition of EXACTION: “The wrongful act of an officer or other person in compelling payment of a fee or reward for his services, under color of his official authority, where no payment is due.” (see also: extortion)
{Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 557}

DHS Ammo Grab: No Longer “Conspiracy” But Plain Reality

DHS Ammo Grab: No Longer “Conspiracy” But Plain Reality

“The government may well be, however, deliberately attempting to restrict the supply of ammunition, thus the functionality of firearms, from the American people.”

If that could be shown to be the case then you could assert a prima facie case of treason by the willful subversion of Amendment Two. Settled law confirms that all the major components (e.g., parts, ammunition, bayonets, etc.) of “arms” fall under the constitutional definition of “arms.” Additionally, it is well settled that these “arms” described are of a substantially military type by the drafters’ intent.

“Infringement: A breaking into; a trespass or encroachment upon; a violation of a law, regulation, contract, or right….” Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition.

“Trespass” is one of the oldest and most serious violations in law. It directly relates to an inherent property right, which is the direct case in point vis-a-vis the Second Amendment. Your physical body and the direct protection thereof is a property right, therefore any willful infringement upon that property right is an unlawful trespass.