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I’ve seen John Michael Greer’s name around and have probably heard interviews with him before, but this is the first time I’ve read one of his books.    A couple weeks ago I heard him on the Kunstlercast talking about his … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: October 1, 2014, 2:05 am
So this is the fourth novel Rawles has put out in this series…  I thought Patriots was good, at least in the sense it was packed full of good information.  Survivors was an entertaining yarn and Founders sucked balls.   My … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: August 10, 2014, 1:29 am
Total CEO Calls for Bigger Euro Role in Oil Payments I’m a couple weeks behind on this one.   It’s been a busy month.  Recently French-owned Total CEO Christophe de Margerie made public statements about his desire to use Euros … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: July 22, 2014, 10:57 pm
 Where Ag Tires Fear to Tread The debate/discussion about the effects of genetically modified crops on human health and on the environment is well-worn territory, but last night I heard about an effect of GMO corn and soy that’s new … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: July 15, 2014, 8:05 pm
Solving The World’s Food Dilemma in Five Steps No shit! Ok, so this article is a summary of five points and I’m sure that a lot of the meat & potatoes (or, uh, whatever the efficient foods going forward will … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: July 13, 2014, 1:53 am
So the other weekend I spent a few hours scraping comb out of my hives, washing them and sitting them out in the sun.   It’s a job I’ve put off for a few weeks because well, it’s not a very … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: June 24, 2014, 2:45 am
Most people think that kiwis are a tropical fruit, but really they come from the temperate part of Siberia (think North Korea and the northern part of Japan).   New Zealand, famous for kiwis, isn’t even a very tropical place.    There … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: June 11, 2014, 2:41 am
So the story of “Sergeant” Bowe Bergdahl has been all over the past week or two and it’s one of the more bizarre ones to come out of the Global War on Terrorism experience.    No need to rehash the details.    … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: June 10, 2014, 2:05 am
1,418 Days in Hell:   Soviet Union’s Great Patriotic War in Pictures The Russian world just celebrated Victory Day on May 9, commemorating the surrender of Nazi Germany in World War II.   A friend of mine who lives in Russia now … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: May 20, 2014, 10:18 pm
Ok, I don’t know if it’s exactly “colony collapse disorder” but one of my two beehives died last week and the other one took a beating and is way down.    The state apiarist estimates (tongue twister?) that 70% of the … Continue reading
Author: Ryan
Posted: May 20, 2014, 9:19 pm




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