hitting 400ppm The Keeling Curve – A daily record of atmospheric carbon dioxide

http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/
from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

Concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the
global atmosphere are approaching 400 parts per million (ppm)
for the first time in human history

This website provides daily updates, analysis, and information
on the state of climate.

Mary Bell’s River Acres For Sale

This is more than a house and business –
It’s a “Lifestyle.”

Established greenhouse (with plants and supplies) on the Root River framed by a backdrop of limestone bluffs with a premier fishing hole out the back door.

This one-of-a-kind setting provides splendid up and down views of the meandering river.

4 acres with creatively designed 3-bed 2-bath house, shop (with growing room), shed, greenhouse, gardens, well house, fenced area for goats/chickens.

This setting could easily become a commercial canoe launch area.

Great hunting. Directly across from the Root River bike trail.

Plus you will be able to enjoy watching soaring bald eagles, hear numerous songbirds and celebrate the reality of balance and tranquility.

7 miles from Lanesboro, Minnesota on Historic Highway 16

$300,000.

GPS Coordinates

43 degrees 44’ 54.54 N 91 degrees 53’ 58.50” W

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

507-467-2928

Food sustainability also includes; pastures to support goats and chickens for milk, meat and eggs: an orchard to provide apples, pears, plums and peaches; multiple perennial vegetable patches of rhubarb, asparagus, berries and more; and the pasture has an in-ground automatic water drinker.

Built 1970. Single family ranch style that could become a duplex. 2,448 square feet. One bedroom and one bathroom up and one bath and two bedrooms down. Upper master bedroom with built-ins, desk and cedar closet. Two sided car port with 2 stalls. Concrete driveway. Electric baseboard heat. Lower level has limestone fireplace that uses propane. Septic field. Private well. Shingle roof. Outdoor lower level patio area faces upstream.

Blizzard Song by Emilio DeGrazia … For the snow weary

Blizzard Song…

After the blizzard the wind holds her breath,
Her madness exhausted, suddenly resigned.
Silence morphs into sound as it presides
Over the gravity of rooftops and fields.
In this fury’s pale bed millions have died,
Whole battalions of soldiers like corn stubble
Buried in a vast unmarked Arlington.
In sunlight the witchery of diamond snowfields
Radiates her brilliance into jet-black space,
Medium between blue sky and Milky Way stars.

The storm has nothing more to say,
Like a woman fallen into despair, waiting
To be warmed by new whisperings.
Listen to this silent loveliness, she says,
Let me hear in it your distant hunting horn,
And let me feel the old vibrato of love
Airing through the bare branches of trees.
See this vast expanse of white, this blank page:
Lift the bridal veil and look at my face.
With your fingertip on my breast
Inscribe a poem certain to last until spring.

Eagle Bluff Hawk

eaglebluff hawk-enhanced

    To keep our raptors’ minds sharp during this long winter, we’ve had to come up with some fun enrichment ideas!
    Here’s our Red-tailed Hawk eating quail that was skewered on sticks around her enclosure. Tasty!
    We’re definitely looking forward to the warmer weather so that we can take them on walks around campus!!  http://www.eagle-bluff.org/top/projects/raptors/

Monsanto controls your diet – Salon.com

Monsanto controls your diet – Salon.com.

Forty percent of the crops grown in the United States contain their genes. They produce the world’s top selling herbicide. Several of their factories are now toxic Superfund sites. They spend millions lobbying the government each year. It’s time we take a closer look at who’s controlling our food, poisoning our land, and influencing all three branches of government. To do that, the watchdog group Food and Water Watch recently published a corporate profile of Monsanto.

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Cathedral of the Enemy | TomDispatch

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Cathedral of the Enemy | TomDispatch.

The Enemy-Industrial Complex
How to Turn a World Lacking in Enemies into the Most Threatening Place in the Universe
By Tom Engelhardt

The communist enemy, with the “world’s fourth largest military,” has been trundling missiles around and threatening the United States with nuclear obliteration.  Guam, Hawaii, Washington: all, it claims, are targetable.  The coverage in the media has been hair-raising.  The U.S. is rushing an untested missile defense system to Guam, deploying missile-interceptor ships off the South Korean coast, sending “nuclear capable” B-2 Stealth bombers thousands of miles on mock bombing runs, pressuring China, and conducting large-scale war games with its South Korean ally.

Only one small problem: there is as yet little evidence that the enemy with a few nuclear weapons facing off (rhetorically at least) against an American arsenal of 4,650 of them has the ability to miniaturize and mount even one on a missile, no less deliver it accurately, nor does it have a missile capable of reaching Hawaii or Washington, and I wouldn’t count on Guam either.

It also happens to be a desperate country, one possibly without enough fuel to fly a modern air force, whose people, on average, are inches shorter than their southern neighbors thanks to decades of intermittent famine and malnutrition, and who are ruled by a bizarre three-generational family cult.  If that other communist, Karl Marx, hadn’t once famously written that history repeats itself “first as tragedy, then as farce,” we would have had to invent the phrase for this very moment. Continue reading

Jesse’s Café Américain: CBC Documentary The Secret World of Gold

CBC Documentary: The Secret World of Gold
from : http://jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/

Here is the CBC Documentary from this week, presented in three parts.

In Part Three they present Andrew Maguire and his activities in calling attention to manipulation in the silver market.

I could be surprised, but I expect nothing to be done for all the same reasons that Jeff Sachs cites in his talk to the Philadelphia Fed banking conference about the pathological environment on Wall Street, and how a docile President, Congress and regulators will say or do nothing about it.

I think they will, but only after something blows up so badly that they cannot keep hiding it and kicking it down the road. I cannot hardly blame them. And this does not speak to the situation in London and especially Berlin.

I am however seeing more indications that we are getting closer to a tipping point. And when and if it does break it could break rather quickly, with the exchanges closed or on holiday. There is a desperation in the air amongst the financerati and their loyal manservants.

So have a care when swimming in opaque waters that are subject to rip tides.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgbpGF9kT0&feature=player_embedded#!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OEMBzbINBI&feature=player_embedded

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZzlz8GlX-c&feature=player_embedded

h/t To the TFerguson crowd for putting this up on Youtube and to SilverSaito for making me aware of it.