Saturday, October 31, 2009
Here, the vendors even come into the cemetary selling candles, drinks and snacks for the kids.
No beer, please, (but people will sneak in some San Mig with their ice chests).
But if you are Mexican, it is called the day of the dead.
Professor Bob has podcasts about Halloween, about all Saints day and on the Mexican day of the dead.
and if you need a recipe for sugar skulls, check this link.
Shortly after heeding his colleague’s advice, Tuazon began having disturbing experiences.
When he was having breakfast one morning, his oatmeal bowl flew a few feet from his seat and broke.
Then two of his Sto. Niño statues shook and fell to the floor; their heads separated “as if neatly sliced away.”
Says Tuazon: “I suspect it was one of the women who caused it. The bowl is similar to the outline of a pregnant belly. And the Sto. Niño, as we know, represents the Child Jesus.”
Of course, such visions are not limited to the Philippines.
Many Native Americans have their houses blessed to protect them, and my grandmother, when noises and door slammings kept her awake at night, had a Mass said for the soul, which never returned.
And then there is the story of Denver airport, which was built over a Native American sacred spot, and when it opened kept having problems with various devices such as the baggage handling machinery.
I first heard about the haunting from a Comanche patient: their medicine man had been approached to hold a ceremony, but he refused, since they were not Comanche spirits. Eventually they found someone else to hold a ceremony, and things settled down.
As for me, I've never seen a ghost or seen a vision.
But if I get a funny feeling about something wrong with a patient, I pay attention to that feeling...because often it means something is going on that we are missing...
Is this a "sixth sense" or merely because of experience?
Calling Art Bell, calling art bell...
Typhoon is hitting south of Manila instead of going through our area, so we should be okay.
Most of the farmers have completed the rice harvest so this rain won't ruin the remaining crop that survived the previous two typhoons.
Friday, October 30, 2009
looks innocent, doesn't it? but open expressions of Christian faith can get you jailed or deported if you live in Saudi...
In the UK, some areas have microchipped "wheelie bins" in to check on your garbage.
It wouldn't work here: people just sneak the trash into the vacant lots.
First they came for fluffy toilet paper, and now they are nixing hot showers.
and why do I get the feeling that those who say we should hang the sheets outside instead of using driers are either men or childless women?...
The last typhoon wrecked the flower industry in the Philippines, but Thanks to greenhouses, there will be enough flowers for people to decorate the graves of their loved ones this weekend...
Major US newspapers are allowing rabid antiCatholic editorials by leading "intellectuals"...
Never mind that they get their facts wrong, this is war...
and why do I get the feeling that this isn't going to help?
Ten reasons why those pilots overshot the airport at Minneapolis.
It's headed right toward us, although right now we are only signal 1.
The government is advising folks to stay home, get in a food supply, and not travel home for All Saint's day (AKA the day of the dead, when everyone goes to the ancestral cemetary to pray and picnic). They are worried that those traveling will be stuck in the provinces after the storm.
This morning, we sent a delivery of rice to Manila (so it would arrive before the holiday). It is starting to cloud up, but no rain yet.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
But before this came years of struggle that lit the spark,in the least likely place imaginable:
And the yearning for freedom had another friend, who at the time was hated and ridiculed by the European press even more than they hated and ridiculed Bush:
This is celebrated in the Philippines as the Day of the Dead, (AKA All Saints day) when everyone goes home to clean up and decorate their family's tomb.
Another day, another insult against Jesus on HBO.
We Catholics have a response to this: we pray..
IF you want to read Landesmann's speech to the NEA which is bringing so much ridicule from the left wing blogs, the whole speech is here.
My problem is that he mentions Oklahoma by citing a country western singer.
No, no mention of Maria Tallchief...or Tulsa's Philbrook Museum or the Mozart festival in Bartlesville as examples of grass roots support for the arts.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well, Ban Ki-moon (of the UN) wrote this in a NYTimes Editorial:
"...A deal must include an equitable global governance structure. All countries must have a voice in how resources are deployed and managed. That is how trust will be built...."
no, letting dictatorships and kleptomaniacs who run countries as their private fiefdom have the same voice as Democratic countries is bad enough, but when countries with fewer people than McKeesport PA have votes equal to China or the US, maybe someone should question his assumptions.
but Sense of Events Blog argues that the treaty cannot override the constitution HERE.
Calling Art Bell...calling Art Bell...
everyone who is anyone was at the wedding...except for Gloria...
photo EDWIN BACASMAS
What country produces the most movies a year? Bollywood, of course. But who comes in as number two?
Nigeria does it by using HD (digital) cameras and computer editing, then releasing the films on DVD for home use or to show to small groups.
and many of the films have Christian themes...
George Bush goes to war.
that's George P Bush,( pronounced Horhe)
Heh, the next President Bush may be a Hispanic...
A Colombian football team visiting Venezuela was kidnapped and executed by ELN, a Colombian terror group hiding in that country.
But why is Venezuela preventing them from collecting the bodies?
In the US, it is "driving while black" or "Driving while Indian"..
In the UK it now seems to be "Driving while middle aged".
and then there are crimes such as "overfilling a wheelie bin"...
Curry...the latest health food.
Not only may Tumeric kill cancer cells, but curry may slow down dementia and help your arthritis...
recipe links here
Cancers that disappear?
How many "small" cancers that we now can detect would have been destroyed by the body's own immune system?
I wrote in BNN that the MSM and US president are ignoring the Asian aspects of "giving up" in Afghanistan.
Another misunderstood problem misunderstanding how tribalism works... LINK is a good background article...
If you see the clan leaders as the Chicago ward leaders, then paying off the boys makes sense.
And the really important post of the week:
How to zombie proof your home:
You can zombie-proof a home by removing the main food source for zombies, which is brains. I know entire neighborhoods and counties that are practically impervious to zombie attack.
Dustbury comments: certainly DC will be safe...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
so Ruby is having a Hannah Montana birthday party later today. Including blond wig.
For the clueless, she is a rock star on Disney channel:
Teaching materialism to young girls, one kid at a time.
Monday, October 26, 2009
world's scariest animals
Who kept Grant sober?
Global cyberwar, coming to a computer near you
Should banks be broken up under anti trust laws?
Kidnapped priest still missing here in the Philippines...lack of information makes them worry he died...but five environmental workers were released.
-------------------photo:Killifish in a tank at the University of Tokyo. (Mainichi)
FISH IN SPACE!
The Atlanta JC paper has the story of Margaret Freeman, who "adopts" and buries children found dead after being abandoned by their parents.
(Photo AJC Brant Sanderlin)
“This is the kind of stuff that you could never imagine happening,” Freeman said. “But it has happened.” A self-appointed mother of the dead, the Covington retiree said she “adopted” the child afterward and gave him a name – Angel Baby Harrison...."
Instead of a nameless state burial, Freeman arranges a full funeral with the help of a local undertaker and cemetary owner.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
We went to Dr. Angie's place for her birthday party. When we arrived, there were three security guards with guns out front. No, not for Angie, but for a politician who was there and taking no chances.
Bennie was there and gave Lolo the gifts from Danny etc. Thanks guys. He and the kids are going to beautiful Borachay today or tomorrow for a vacation.
Then in the middle of the night, Lolo's dog Blackie went into labor...she had four puppies, three white with black spots and one dark brown.
Since I didn't get much sleep we didn't get to church. Sigh.
Guess helping a dog in labor is more important than Mass.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
so before spending your hard earned money to see a movie, check if it passes the Worf test:
The real choice in accepting or rejecting a child with special needs is never between some imaginary perfection or imperfection. The real choice is between love and unlove, between courage and cowardice, between trust and fear. And that’s the choice we face as a society in deciding which human lives we will treat as valuable, and which we will not....
Every child with Down syndrome, every adult with special needs—in fact, every unwanted unborn child, every person who is poor, weak, abandoned, or homeless—is an icon of God’s face and a vessel of his love. How we treat these persons—whether we revere them and welcome them or throw them away in distaste—shows what we really believe about human dignity, both as individuals and as a nation....
Here’s what that means. Catholic public officials who take God seriously cannot support laws that attack human dignity without lying to themselves, misleading others, and abusing the faith of their fellow Catholics.
Catholic doctors who take God seriously cannot do procedures, prescribe drugs, or support health policies that attack the sanctity of unborn children or the elderly, or that undermine the dignity of human sexuality and the family.
And Catholic citizens who take God seriously cannot claim to love their Church and then ignore her counsel on vital public issues that shape our nation’s life. God will demand an accounting. As individuals, we can claim to be or believe whatever we want. But God knows our hearts better than we do. If we don’t conform our hearts and actions to the faith we claim to believe, we’re simply fooling ourselves.
Maple Bacon Lollipops!
"...we use sustainable, organic, cured bacon- we kinda felt that it went well with the pure Vermont maple syrup we were using as a base, you know?"
Or if you prefer something different, try the Wasabi Ginger lollipop...
Friday, October 23, 2009
"....The “high-energy biscuits” distributed by the United Nations have become a favorite provision of the province’s rescue workers and disaster response teams, who said the rations gave them extra strength as Benguet province prepares for yet another typhoon..."
Maybe they should rename them "lembas"...
FYI: Lembas recipe HERE.
Save the Planet: eat the dog.
it takes 0.84 hectares to feed Fido.
They compared this with the footprint of a Toyota Land Cruiser, driven 10,000km a year,...vehicle's eco-footprint is 0.41ha – less than half of the dog's.
They found cats have an eco-footprint of 0.15ha – slightly less than a Volkswagen Golf. Hamsters have a footprint of 0.014ha – keeping two of them is equivalent to owning a plasma TV.
On the other hand, why not just feed fido a vegetarian diet?
Someone asked for the wrong "vanity plate" for their car:
When Photo Ops go horribly wrong....
there is even a video at the link
This is the same broad that had a reporter for the Western Standard magazine arrested for asking her questions...
sounds like the Republicans are turning into Democrats..
Michelle Obama HulaHoop star...
as I said, the press can't decide if they like her or not.
And if you read down, she also double-dutched...
proving she is a real girl from the neighborhoods...
For those who aren't aware of the sport, here is an example from Trenton NJ.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
This weekend, they are holding the Second Annual Feral Hog Festival.
"...The event will feature Wild Hog Follies, a Wild Hog Ball, and of course, the Hog Queen Pageant. That pageant will be open to men and women..."
(headsup from FreeRepublic)
Chinese vs western Dyslexia.
First, the school system decided mom's packed lunches were no good and you had to eat the lunch from hell...
now they will make you eat what they "experts" say or starve...
LA Schools to serve kids "healthy" foods and limit their calories, sugar and salt.
Presumably they will start searching kids for illegal Snickers bars and poptarts, so that they keep to their diets.
and I guess they didn't read the AirForce study that high fat foods improve your ability to concentrate...
a viral cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
watch out for that Skiing robot:
"...Is your body the staging area for a future geek? Or do you know a gestating female mammal who's growing her own?
Celebrate the miracle of birth with our Geek Inside shirt... There'll be no question of what sort of toys to buy the little tyke with this guidance.
Break out the USB-powered crib mobile, the Hoberman blocks, and the caffeine-laced pacifier...."
to understand politics here, you have to know that all the "families" are related in one way or another.
So when we read the lovely Korina (ABS CBN reporter/celebrity) is being married, one discovers she is marrying a VP candidate. But there is more:
MANILA, Philippines—One of the five godfathers in the long-planned but scaled-down wedding of Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez is Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III...
The best man is Paolo Roxas, the groom-to-be’s teenage son by an earlier relationship.
As is widely known, Aquino is Sanchez’s ex-boyfriend. He is also the standard-bearer of the Liberal Party, and Roxas is his running mate
They called me when she went into labor and we got her settled down behind some chairs, and I stayed with her until the second puppy came (we worry about obstructed labor since she is small, but she seems to do okay), when a thunderstorm started.
The bad news is that I had left my laptop on when I ran upstairs to help the dog... I ran down to turn it off, and found the BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH.
Sigh. Will have to work on it today, I guess.
But while in my room, I heard the cry of one of our two-month-old kittens, and found it in a two inch puddle right outside the room. Mama cat had started to carry the kitties into our ceiling space and dropped her on the way out. Luckily, I got her out before she drowned or the dogs found her, but I got soaked in the process.
So today, all kittens and puppies are okay.
And Blackie, Lolo's dog, is large and miserable...she'll probably be the next one to go into labor. Right now she's sleeping in my easy chair...
(And yes, we fixed her, but it didn't take.)
Today it is cloudy, and we are waiting for the rain from the next typhoon, which is supposed to hit tomorrow...
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Ramesh Ponnuru asks:
Why did Valerie Jarrett call Michelle Obama the "first woman" on Meet the Press? Is "first lady" insufficiently PC these days? (It's so hard to keep up.)
A Freudian slip? After all, unlike the President, she is a gal from a working class neighborhood, and not automatically part of "Them". When she wrote her thesis at Princeton it was this observation of subtle upper class racism (as opposed to the "Archie Bunker" types, who are openly racist but live in the neighborhood and interact with their black neighbors).
Or is it jealousy: That she doesn't have to cover up her upper arms, and dares to show cleavage?
If a Republican did it it would be called racist.
there is actually a web page on Michelle HERE.
You see, Lady has connotations of poise, grace, and dignity. And despite the sniping of the uppity class, Michelle is indeed a lady.
The equivalent for a male spouse of a head of state is "first Gentleman" (or FG as they call him here in the Philippines).
Calling her a first 'woman" implies she is lower class, and an insult.
But if you read the entire story, you find:
Lawyers for the Ohio Innocence Project are continuing tests to determine whether DNA under Pahl's fingernails matches someone else. The DNA doesn't match Robinson, and it also didn't match the Rev. Jerome Swiatecki, the late priest whom Robinson's attorneys believed should have been a suspect.
another clue: He was never removed from the priesthood...making one wonder if the bishop knows something we don't...
Well, fuzzy thinking will get you the Oprah vote.
I am bemused at the Eurocentric discussions about Afghanistan...uh, fellahs, it is part of Asia...
But the acidtongues Spengler at the Asian Times summarizes the problem thus.
The region is full of geopolitical mines. To be name some of them:
# India can't let the fundamentalist side of the Pakistani military take power without responding.
# Iran can't let Pakistan's Sunnis crush the 20% Shi'ite minority.
# Israel can't allow for the possibility of Iran developing nuclear weapons.
# Saudi Arabia can't let Iran dominate Iraq.
# Turkey can't let Iraq's Kurds form an independent state.
# China can't let Turkey agitate among the 100 million Muslim ethnic Turks within its borders.
Without America to mediate, scold and restrain, each of the small powers in the region has no choice but to test its strength against the others.
Confessions of a cultural Dropout.
I guess it's okay to discriminate, as long it's against hard working Asians.
Near Death experience: Real or imagined?
Another (adult) stem cell triumph: Growing facial bones from one's own fat.
They took dead donor bone and injected the stem cells to make it live bone, then covered the bone with periosteum from his leg...
Monday, October 19, 2009
In preparation, they are evacuating the areas in the north that are vulnerable, and releasing water from irrigation dams here.
From the Inquirer:
Widespread flooding killed 380 people and displaced 4.34 million others in and around Manila on Sept. 26 as Ondoy brought record rainfall to the metropolis, the NDCC said in an updated toll.
Pepeng hit northern Luzon a week later and hovered over the region for over a week, triggering landslides and floods that left 438 people dead and displaced 3.8 million others, it added.
About 266,000 people remain in crowded evacuation camps more than two weeks later, and a bacteria-borne disease called leptospirosis has killed another 93 people in flooded areas since then, the health department said.
In the meanwhile, there are half a million squatters who need to be resettled
Sunday, October 18, 2009
more links HERE.
the Jomon DNA is higher in the Samurai...
Bookmarked for later reading.
This film has the usual "indigenous people living in harmony with nature until a more modern people(i.e. farmers) took over" hype but has some nice photos.
The skirts of these dresses presented problems of their own. "...They increased in size and had to be supported by layers of heavy petticoats which were very hot and unhygienic - particularly in the summer. Bustle-like structures made of down-filled pads or whalebone and stiffened petticoats helped give added support....:\"
Then came "cage Crinoline" which was lighter and allowed you to move your legs.
ah, but such things never stopped women if the fashions made them look pretty...
Turn up speakers and sing!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
we're hoping to get more overseas orders for our capiz products...
Workmen busy working 18 hour days to try to get the orders finished.
Sun is shining today...but another typhoon may hit by Thursday. Typhoons are nothing big (usually the Philippines gets ten a year) but after the double whammy everyone is worried.
and now: Leptospirosis.
A recipe for Candied bacon Ice Cream...
Well, you'll die happy.
The site also links to:
Homemade bacon vodka
Your daily bacon
Bacon for boo-boos
Pig candynow, if I can only find where to buy decent bacon in the Palenke....
Friday, October 16, 2009
A lot of Tolkien's failed projects ended up in the various books edited by his son, because he edited things over and over again and saved everything, but usually CS Lewis wrote quickly and threw out everything.
But now, Professor Beebe has found the lost manuscript.
Lingwe blogspot provides this old newspaper article that mentions it:
headsup First Things.
The lastest way to deliver needed supplies?
For isolated areas, helicopters are life saving.
the bad news: it's been cloudy with thunderstorms for the past two days (but no steady rain thank the Lord).
And did you know that not only did the US help with personnel, rubber boats and helicopters here in the Philippines, but they also did the same in Indonesia, where an earthquake left 200 thousand homeless?
Thursday, October 15, 2009
The website Boingboing reported that this adwas photoshopped.
After all her head is wider than her hips.
So what did Lauren do?
He sued Boing Boing for copyright infringement and fired the model for being "too fat".
She is a size 4 after all.
And here is the "real" Filippa Hamilton:
imagine a world where real women could be models...
From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!
A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'
The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
your email of the day from TiaMaria
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"...On August 27th 1997 at 1 p.m., a group from the Catholic association of the “Ladies of Divine Mercy” led me to two prisons in the region of Kibuye, my birthplace...Jubilee of 2000. They said: “If you have killed, you commit yourself to ask for forgiveness from the surviving victim, that way you can help him free himself of the burden/weight of vengeance, hatred and rancor. If you are a victim, you commit yourself to offer forgiveness to those who harmed you and thus you free them from the weight of their crime and the evil that is in them.”
This message had an unexpected effect for me and in me....
After that, one of the prisoners rose in tears, fell to his knees before me, loudly begging: “Mercy”. I was petrified in recognizing a family friend who had grown and shared everything with us.
He admitted having killed my father and told me the details of the death of my family. A feeling of pity and compassion invaded me: I picked him up, embraced him and told him in a tearful voice: “You are and always will be my brother”.
Then I felt a huge weight lift away from me... I had found internal peace and I thanked the person I was holding in my arms.
To my great surprise, I heard him cry out: “Justice can do its work and condemn me to death, now I am free!”
superstitious nonsense. But the alternative suggestion, that they were careless, is a lot more embarrassing to admit.
The agricultural losses from the floods here are devastating. Instead of a good harvest, we'll have to import food again this year.
LINK LINK LINK
a lot of roads are impassable LINK
The gov't will donate counterfeit clothes to the victims instead of destroying them. LINK
and is a new "low pressure area" headed here? this time it's aiming at the south, which was not destroyed by the earlier two storms...
photo slideshows HERE. and the cleanup continues...
Heh. Pinoy Peacekeepers are patrolling the Golan Heights.
Catholic Film link of the day: Life of St. Therese (the "Little Flower")
on you tube...headsup WingsOfMyDreamsBlog.
and Placido Domingo interview on EWTN podcast link...
The "We're all gonna die" post of the day from BelmontClub
Pertinent quote: “Rational actors do not fight nuclear wars, but history is not written about rational actors behaving in a rational manner.”
TehranPhotoblog has cute pictures from the Digital Medias Festival...
USA Today has a great article about "The Miracle on the Hudson"...
it really was a miracle that all survived the plane crash.
(Photo USAToday/By Steven Day, AP)
Nobel prize judges gave it for giving in to Iran and Russia and for planning to disarm the US of nuclear weapons
and admit it is a bribe to encourage him to continue doing the same...
Maybe they should name it the Chamberlain peace prize...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Chano is busy with orders for the Christmas market.
And the helicopters are going over from Ft. Magsaysay, meaning the US/Phil joint training is going on, or else they are ferrying out supplies to the Cordilla/mountain regions where the roads are blocked.
A couple days ago, I posted a link to a dance scene from of "The Seven Little Foys"...well, that is there, as is Mrs. Minover and The Bishop's wife.
Today's link: All this and Heaven Too...
sort of the anti "Jane Eyre"...
and based on a true story.
True, you have to watch it in ten or so parts, but it's better than watching "monster garage" or the latest mindless violent film on HBO...
(Headsup Tea at Trianon)
A hatred that has nothing to do with reality.
The Nobel committee's announcement Friday that Obama won the Peace Prize was a fresh reminder that much of the world expects him to lead the way toward a global climate pact....."
Here in the Philippines, such "gifts" are called bribes...
and RobertReich reminds the EU elitists about an inconvenient truth: such things have to go through Congress...
Who are influenced by campaign contributions from big business
(again here in the Philippines, we call such things "bribes")
FARC is recruiting child solders from indigenous Indians to kill...indigenous Indians.
Just hear the protests...anyone? anyone?
Hmm...40% of Swedes were involved in "file sharing"... after government crackdown, it is less than 20%.
Guess they found out about other legal ways to listen to the music they want...
Monday, October 12, 2009
When full of piping hot nectar the cup turns white and is emblazoned with the word ON in black letters, and as it cools it turns black and clearly screams OFF at you in white letters.
... It's the mug that keeps you posted on the toastyness of your vital cuppa...
TheGraniteStudioBlog has a link to SinoSliceBlog about how did they used to send a Chinese telegram in the olden days...see Wikipedia...
and Slate has an article about Chinese keyboards...yes I said keyboards, since there are several systems.
One way to solve it is to use a tablet to input the characters.
And you thought QWERTY was hard to learn...
Recent U.S. Air Force studies have shown that pilots that eat high fat (lots of butter and oil) diets perform better in tests of alertness, and mental performance in general.
Questions about that hijacked Russian ship continue...
hijackers claim they boarded the ship to ask for help...but why did they change the name of the ship?
Terrorist starting a new "infatada" against Israel?
why not? It worked in 1996...
in the Philippines, many mountain areas remain cut off...and much of the northern coast remains flooded...as those helping get through, expect the death toll to rise.
This week, the US/Phil military joint exercises are being diverted to bring aid...the US usually comes with helicopters for this training, and helicopters are badly needed to bring aid to cut off villages, and food is even being airlifted to Baguio...one highway to Baguio is open to "light" traffic, but they keep having to keep clearing mudslides.
Hopefully we will have a few sunny days to help the cleanup.
American wins another prestigious prize:
Mathew Cox, from Milwaukie in the US, has won this year's Golden Spurtle award at the World Porridge Championships in Invernessshire.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
We'd get rid of George, but he is our main protection against thieves etc.
When I am sick, Lolo feeds me Arroz caldo...here is Peachy telling you how to make it.
Brain activity surges at the point of death....
Big meals of certain foods can make you sleepy...
AntiOxidants can raise diabetes risk...and may help cancer cells...
The India link in Afghanistan
Feynman discusses how his observation of a spinning plate and his desire only to do things he enjoys lead to his ideas on quantum physics.
The problem that I have with Obama's Nobel prize is that it is elitists giving him a bribe to continue to push their agenda...
But the US is full of hoi polloi who left Europe (and now Asia) so that they don't have to go along with the elitists. Indeed, that is one reason that there are more Norweigian Americans in the US than in Norway...the poor and unimportant voted with their feet...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Our cook said that St Roche area was flooded, and that there are almost no veggies left in the palenke due to roads being flooded (we are eating those from our garden...I am not sure about the road to our farm...)
See previous posts...the rain is coming down from the northern mountains, and they opened the dams to prevent the dams from collapsing and causing a real disaster.
But we are high and dry, thank the Lord.
Actually, the reason I posted this is not about any modern wars, but because a podcast from this course discussed the tendency of southern US to fight if their honor is at stake: because much of that culture is that of the highland ScotsHERE. who fled the highland clearances...and explains why they are so prone to fight from a sociological point of view...more here (although the book is badly written, it did open some people's eyes to the culture).
For those of you who like to eat offals, try the SOB stew. Ingredients include calves heart, liver, thymus, intestines, brain, marrow gut, and to cover the taste, Louisiana hot sauce...
But there is a lot of flooding in the area, and the irrigation dams of course were opened to prevent overtopping and failure of the dams.
Flooding is really bad in the north, and in Pangasinan, and so the emergency continues.
Friday, October 09, 2009
OurBestBitesblog has a bunch of quick and easy Halloween party foods...
This one is slimy worms on a bun...made with sliced hot dogs and barbecue sauce.
But check out the mummy dogs and the spiderweb salsa and the MonsterJaws at the link.
But today the sun is shining.
The Phil Inquirer story HERE.
We are just south of the mountains, so get the run off.
The spillways of the irrigation dams have already been opened to prevent the dams from collapsing, and people are on alert for flooding. The main problem in our area is the loss to agriculture.
But furthur north, which was hit twice by this second smaller typhoon, it is worse.
As of 10 p.m. Thursday it was located in the vicinity of Mountain Province and forecast to move west slightly.And of course, mudslides are a worry, especially in areas where the slopes are denuded by illegal logging or illegal mining. And some of the roads up north are blocked by landslides and mud.
Our main problem is crop damage; But parts of Manila are still under water, and the Laguna lake region has whole towns under water.
And yes, the US Navy is here with supplies...more HERE.
(we have relative in the Navy,but he is back home now)
Report moved to BNN
and The slide of the dollar
Last week, a guy on c2c said the same thing.....you know the average American isn't taught anything about the economy, except on talk radio: and that is a scary thought.
Swine flu: fewer cases the second time around?
If so, that would be good news for us, since we were hit early in the epidemic.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
It's the soysauce, of course...
Code Pink confronts reality:
a quick pull out would not mean peace, it would mean a new dark age for women..
Beware of snooping wives.
the Wilson Rev unplugged reminds us:
Remember the first Seige of Vienna in 1529
Father Z says: Remember the Battle of Lepanto.
the Webecoist has photos of cliffs...including the White Cliffs of Dover and the cliffs that isolated the leper colony at Molokai..