Thursday Quickies

  • Shades of James Bond–this is too cool.  Maybe we could use some of these to airdrop some medical supplies to Myanmar.
  • Speaking of Myanmar, here’s the latest:   Myanmar’s junta announced Thursday that voters overwhelmingly backed a pro-military constitution — a move critics claim was an attempt to divert attention from its failure to deliver aid to victims of a devastating cyclone. . . The constitution announcement came a day after Myanmar’s government issued a revised cyclone casualty toll, saying 38,491 were known dead and 27,838 were missing.  But the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said its estimate put the number of dead between 68,833 and 127,990. U.N. officials have said there could be more than 100,000 dead in the May 2-3 cyclone.”People are dying and they are talking about the referendum?” said Kyaw Muang, a small food store owner in Yangon. “They (the generals) don’t even care about dying people, you think they care about democracy for living people?” he said.”I don’t care about the referendum. It doesn’t mean anything,” he said.
     (But we’re supposed to believe 99% of the people voted to approve the incapable and criminally negligent Junta.)
  • Not to toot my own horn, but I really think my piece about saving money on groceries was much more helpful than this on on CNN.
  • Finally, since we’re going with the “somewhat self-sufficient” theme, I’m going to start adding blogs with info to help you farm and garden at home.  Ah, that ever-expanding blogroll of mine.  Here’s today’s addition: Keeping Chickens In Your Back Yard
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5 thoughts on “Thursday Quickies

  1. Jamie, wow thanks for the link to tips on raising chickens and sensitizing your dog to life around domestic chickens… I really enjoyed the video, pictures and most of all that hip-hop rap song at the end called “A Settin’ Hen”… has Justin recorded it yet? Just curious.

    I really love guys from the GreenMountainLand; quirky and different without being alarming.

  2. Dude, I told you how to at least start shopping that story around. You’re absolutely right that your piece was better and more information rich than the CNN piece. Of course, it is CNN, so it’s not like the bar is particularly high or anything…

  3. Dude, I told you how to at least start shopping that story around.

    Did you tell me how? I remember asking for tips on how to do that and can’t where you responded. (I could just be losing my mind and forgetting, though. That’s entirely possible.)

    Seriously, I’d love to try to sell it if it can make me any money at all.

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