Saturday, December 5, 2015

When we go to war






video
When we go to War


when we send our kids to war

it should not just be something

we watch on TV

Or listen to as we drive to work

in our SUV , sipping a $5.00 Latte

War means people dying

Cultures clashing ,

Every Bomb dropped , bullet shot,

Soldier deployed is a cost.

It used to be when we sent our Kids to war

we had a draft , a war tax and a blood drive

Now we just change the Channel to

some feel good reality TV.




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Main Street Story , short and tragic 




The Bar in the basement of the old Bozeman hotel was crowded and

Kurt was a little too old to be cool here . . Demitri was behind the
bar , Kurt knew his drinks would be watered down, if he got served

at all. Kurt hoped that Demitri's work visa would be yanked soon and

he'd be sent back to Putin's Paradise .
The waitress working the floor was Vickie . Kurt looked for a table

near the door . Vickie would give him a free drink occasionally , She

had a thing for him ,or at least he hoped she did. “ Hell ,” he said to

himself as he took a seat, “ She could just think I looked like he

father. What the hell for a free beer and a smile, I'll be dad ! “

Vickie brought him a beer without asking, “what can I get ya ?”

( was he that predictable ?) What was he doing looking for in this bar

or in this beer ?

Was the young couple ,at the next table twittering on their smart

phones so interested in updating their status that they ignored the

person they came in with any better off than him ?

well who am I to Judge, I'm alone in a crowded bar talking to my

self.”

Kurt should of left right then , but he stayed and had one beer to many and then the

midget climbed up ( took him a while ) on the stool opposite me . He did not

look happy , because of the beer and my lack of verbal self control Kurt asked “

you're not happy so which Dwarf are you ?” then he shot Kurt in the chest and


he died .

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Ready for the future ?

Election Creeping up on us and I see no one I can trust How about you ?
would love to see an Independent run

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Brave Americans



  So this guy stands out in front of a store on Main street on a Sunday . Simply because it has an Arabic sounding name. Makes you proud don't it 


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

WATER WARs the future is scary. First the Farmer then the people




 Even if you don't believe is global warming, the issue of water needs to be addressed . Drinkable water , aquifer depletion  are all going to effect us and our Children 

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/07/07/of-drought-and-men-in-the-west/#


Farming in the northeast corner of Colorado used to be simple: plant corn and watch it grow, irrigated by the massive Ogallala aquifer. Today the sprinklers at Marvin Pletcher’s farm in Yuma County, about 120 miles from Denver, put out half as much water as a decade ago, and he keeps them low to the ground to prevent evaporation. Half of Pletcher’s 1,300 acres are planted with wheat, sorghum, sunflowers, and pinto beans—crops that are less thirsty than corn, but also less profitable. “I have four wells in operation. In 10 years I’ll be lucky if I have one,” says the fourth-generation farmer. “We’re all drinking from the same bowl of water here, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-02/great-plains-water-crisis-aquifer-s-depletion-threatens-farmland


Our fisheries are also  being threatened, not only by over fishing . Our waste is killing our rivers and the oceans .

Every year about this time, the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone develops (Figure 1).
It's one of many that form at river deltas across the world (Figure 2).
In the southern US, a large one normally shows up at the Mississippi River outlet .
As the 2,300 mile long Mississippi river flows from the northern part of the US through New Orleans, it carries pollution consisting of runoff from storm drains, water treatment plants, factories and fertilizers just to name a few and drains them into the Gulf of Mexico.
Once there, the pollutants especially phosphates and nitrogen from fertilizers stimulate the overgrowth of algae (Figure 4).
Eventually, the algae sinks and dies.  The resulting decomposition consumes the water's oxygen supply and kills much of the marine life.
This year, flood waters flowing into the gulf from Texas and Louisiana may increase the extent of the Dead Zone.  It could expand west toward the Colorado, Brazos, Trinity, Sabine and Atachafalaya deltas.
http://www.ktbs.com/story/29523527/growing-gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Blue Sky and Canadian Smoke

great big sky Sunday in Bozeangeles, a little rain and wind 

to get rid of the Smoke from Canada. But hot weather 

predicted this week. Why does Trump not say anything 

about all those Canadians coming across the border ?



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Brittle water in the Metropolis

hot and smokey 
 got to navigate the tiny 
bits of free water in 
the Metropolis .
Every where 
the Water is brittle

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Plague Might be good for the economy

  So here is an idea based on historical  precedent. Would not be surprised if Ted Cruz or Ben Carson support this idea. What we need is a plague to  wipe out 20 or 30 percent  of the population think of the jobs it will create


The Black Death may still be making its presence felt 650 years after it ravaged Europe, as a historian claims it led directly to the creation of the pub.
The plague killed an estimated 1.5 million people in England between 1348 and 1350, but in its aftermath, with fewer people competing for work and land, living standards reached a height not matched until centuries later, said Prof Robert Tombs of Cambridge University.
Peasants had increased leisure time and freedom, so pubs became places for playing games, meeting and socialising.
The amount of free time available to 15th century workers was not equalled until the 1960s, Prof Tombs said.

source  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11697547/Raise-a-glass-to-the-Black-Death.html
Prof Tombs, speaking at the Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire, said: “Terrible though it is to say, the Black Death actually had some rather good effects. This was a good time to be alive.
“This was when the English pub was invented and people started drinking lots of beer and playing football and so on. That was in a way due to, or at least a consequence of, and wouldn’t have been possible without, the Black Death.”
Explaining why the century afterwards could be seen as a good time to live, Prof Tombs said: “The population was getting too great, becoming a strain on resources in agricultural society.
“And after the Black Death, things started to look up. People got better off. There was more land to go around. Resources were not so stretched. What was later called the feudal system largely disappeared.
"Serfs became free because they could simply say to their lords, 'Ok, if you won’t give me my freedom I’ll go somewhere else’.
“And they did. So if lords wanted their fields to be tilled, they had to give their peasants or vassals what they wanted, which was essentially freedom and a better life.
“The standard of living people reached in the 15th century was not exceeded until the 1880s after the Industrial Revolution. And the amount of leisure they took was not equalled until the 1960s.”
Although people had brewed ale for many centuries, and drunk in taverns, the late Middle Ages is said to have seen the rise of the pub as would be recognised in the modern day.
“The brewing of ale was usually a cottage industry,” said Prof Tombs, a fellow of St John’s College who was promoting his book, The English and their History.
“Weak beer was the standard drink. But it’s in the early 15th century that you start getting places that are mainly, or permanently, dedicated to drinking beer that are also about playing games as well.
“That’s the origin of the pub; it’s a particular place. It’s not just that Mrs So-and-so brews berry occasionally and you can nip round to buy a farthing’s-worth of ale, but it’s now to become a full-time brewer with a public house one can go to at any time to eat and certainly socialise.
“And that I think is where it starts. In all countries there are drinking places, but I think there is a sense that it’s not just for drinking but also for sociability, not just to get blind drunk and fall under the table.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

When we build we also Destroy

Hear the cry of the Forest

The city  is built on the Grave of the Forest

When we build we also destroy

We rush forward determined engines of progress

Paving our way into the future,
Building monuments to our dominion,
Making and deconstructing in the same breath

Losing in that moment the Joy of its presence
And the inner light that makes us Alive.
We must take time out in this modern world,
To hear The Cry of the Forest buried beneath the City Streets.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Old Men want Us to go to war


Old Men want Us to go to war , but they don't want to pay or die



I believe the decision to go to war again should involve all of 

America debating the matter. I'm for a war tax in addition to 

bringing back the military draft. Both the war tax and 

conscription will give everyone in America a real stake in any 

decision on going to war, and force the Political and 

economic powers to think twice before they make a 

commitment to send their Children to war



great weather here in Bozemangeles but cold

Friday, May 8, 2015

Filling up in Billings

Rainbow People 

at the Kum & Go


Asking for spare change,


bought them coffee

and gave them $10 bucks


they named their twin sons 

Romulus and Remus 

and the kids slept

in a van filled with books

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Beers at the Rocking R

May 7 I'm not him


Having a cold beer At The Rocking R

watching snow flurries on main St.

The girls at the table behind me doing shots

and cursing “That Son of a bitch!”


sure glad I,m not him

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Demons walk among us, but we all hold them at arms length



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April 16, 2015: Reasons to Survive November, Tony Hoagland

Reasons to Survive November
Tony Hoagland

November like a train wreck—
as if a locomotive made of cold
had hurtled out of Canada
and crashed into a million trees,
flaming the leaves, setting the woods on fire.

The sky is a thick, cold gauze—
but there’s a soup special at the Waffle House downtown,
and the Jack Parsons show is up at the museum,
full of luminous red barns.

—Or maybe I’ll visit beautiful Donna,
the kickboxing queen from Santa Fe,
and roll around in her foldout bed.

I know there are some people out there
who think I am supposed to end up
                in a room by myself

with a gun and a bottle full of hate,
a locked door and my slack mouth open
          like a disconnected phone.

But I hate those people back
from the core of my donkey soul
and the hatred makes me strong
and my survival is their failure,

and my happiness would kill them
so I shove joy like a knife
into my own heart over and over

and I force myself toward pleasure,
and I love this November life
where I run like a train
deeper and deeper
into the land of my enemies.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

First signs of spring the Mormon Missionary's come konocking


 Mormon missionaries at the front door ,

If I was a lost tribe in the Amazon

I'd take their heads 

and make a stew,

but I just muffle the dog 

and mute the TV 

till they go away.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Crowded places

Even in the most crowded places there is so much 

loneliness


The boy and his Mother were new to the building. Mom was a

photographic Artist specializing on underground Music and was

not around or sleeping . The boy and the Lonely woman

upstairs became friends. She was afraid of mirrors and he was

afraid to talk. They had rejection in common

There is a bar and a grocery store down the street and a nice

gay couple that Cuts hair ( I know it sounds like stereotyping but

they used to do software and websites , but they really like

cutting hair ) on the next block. Something happens

to the old hippie who lives on the 3rd floor and the City is


having growing pains.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Whats the point of a camouflage Baby Carrier ?

So because I live in Montana I see a lot of Camo clad people walking around.This weekend is one of the biggest (Death to Obama ) gun shows in Bozenageles . Today I saw a whole family in Camo and a Dad/brother ? carrying a Camo baby Carrier. What happens if they  leave the baby carrier in a field ? will they be able to find it in again ?






Saturday, February 21, 2015

Khloe and Kim Kardashian in Bozeman Car Wreck

  Thank God they had extra Silicon Protection
BOZEMAN (AP) – Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday.
Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore says the accident occurred before noon on a highway between Bozeman and Belgrade, where the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located. Wilfore said he did not know their destination.
Wilfore said a third person in the vehicle was not hurt and was not identified. He said there was no damage to the vehicle, which was pulled from a ditch and driven away. He said no citations were issued.
Wilfore says the accident occurred when the GMC Yukon being driven by Khloe Kardashian hit a patch of black ice and slid off the road on a two-lane road.

http://www.ktvq.com/story/28167201/kardashian-sisters-reportedly-in-bozeman-car-accident

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Trust me The Senator said







Trust



Trust me!” the Senator said
\
The World is Flat,

the moon is made of cheese

'All our wars are good wars

bankers are more important than farmers

You can trust the Politician

who quotes the bible

and wraps himself in the flag.

The talking heads on Tv

are smarter than you

and the water is safe to drink.”










Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Middle East you Reap what you Sow

  Found an interesting opinion piece on Line this morning. Not sure If I agree with his  end argument but there is a lot of truth here

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-the-west-fuels-the-war-with-radical-islam-2015-01-15


NEW YORK (Project Syndicate) — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was not speaking metaphorically when he said that France is at war with radical Islam. There is, indeed, a full-fledged war underway, and the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris were part of it.
Yet, like most wars, this one is about more than religion, fanaticism, and ideology. It is also about geopolitics, and its ultimate solution lies in geopolitics as well.
Crimes like those in Paris, New York, London, and Madrid — attacks on countless cafes, malls, buses, trains, and nightclubs — affront our most basic human values, because they involve the deliberate murder of innocents and seek to spread fear throughout society. We are wont to declare them the work of lunatics and sociopaths, and we feel repulsed by the very idea that they may have an explanation beyond the insanity of their perpetrators.
We in the West hate to acknowledge — and most refuse to believe — that our leaders have been flagrantly wasteful of Muslim lives for a century now, in countless wars and military encounters instigated by overwhelming Western power.
Yet, in most cases, terrorism is not rooted in insanity. It is more often an act of war, albeit war by the weak rather than by organized states and their armies. Islamist terrorism is a reflection, indeed an extension, of today’s wars in the Middle East. And with the meddling of outside powers, those wars are becoming a single regional war — one that is continually morphing, expanding, and becoming increasingly violent.
From the jihadist perspective — the one that American or French Muslims, for example, may pick up in training camps in Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen — daily life is ultra-violent. Death is pervasive, coming as often as not from the bombs, drones, and troops of the United States, France, and other Western powers. And the victims are often the innocent “collateral damage” of Western strikes that hit homes, weddings, funerals, and community meetings.
We in the West hate to acknowledge — and most refuse to believe — that our leaders have been flagrantly wasteful of Muslim lives for a century now, in countless wars and military encounters instigated by overwhelming Western power. What is the message to Muslims of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003? More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians — a very conservative estimate — died in a war that was based on utterly false pretenses. The U.S. has never apologized, much less even recognized the civilian slaughter.
Or consider Syria, where an estimated 200,000 Syrians have recently died, 3.7 million have fled the country, and 7.6 million have been internally displaced in a civil war that was stoked in no small part by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and other allied powers. Since 2011, the CIA and U.S. allies have poured in weapons, finance, and training in an attempt to topple President Bashar al-Assad. For the U.S. and its allies, the war is little more than a proxy battle to weaken Assad’s patrons, Iran and Russia. Yet Syrian civilians are the cannon fodder.
Ending the terror of radical Islam will require ending the West’s wars for control in the Middle East. Fortunately, the Age of Oil is gradually coming to an end.
Long before there was Islamist terrorism in the West, the United Kingdom, France, and the U.S. relied on diplomatic chicanery and launched coups, wars, and covert operations in the Middle East to assert and maintain Western political control over the region.. Historians know this sordid story, but most Westerners do not (in no small part because many of the interventions have been covert).
Since the fall of the Ottoman Empire a century ago, Western powers have sought to control the Middle East for a variety of reasons, including claims on oil, access to international sea routes, Israel’s security, and geopolitical competition with Russia in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
The U.S. now has more than 20 military bases in six countries in the region (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Turkey) and large-scale military deployments in many others, including Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. It has funded violence for decades, arming and training the mujahedeen (in effect building the precursor of Al Qaeda) in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets; stoking the Iraq-Iran War in the 1980s; invading Iraq in 2003; trying to topple Assad since 2011; and waging relentless drone attacks in recent years.
The fact that jihadist terrorist attacks in the West are relatively new, occurring only in the last generation or so, indicates that they are a blowback — or at least an extension — of the Middle East wars. With very few exceptions, the countries that have been attacked are those that have been engaged in the post-1990 Western-led military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria.
The terrorists themselves cast their actions in political terms, even though we rarely listen; indeed, the terrorists’ words are typically reported only briefly, if at all. But the fact is that almost every terrorist attack in the West or against Western embassies and personnel has been accompanied by the message that it is in retaliation for Western meddling in the Middle East. The Paris terrorists pointed to France’s operations in Syria.
Almost every terrorist attack in the West or against Western embassies and personnel has been accompanied by the message that it is in retaliation for Western meddling in the Middle East.
To be clear, Western actions do not provide Islamist terrorism with a scintilla of justification. The reason to point out these actions is to make clear what Islamist terrorism in the West represents to the terrorists: Middle East violence on an expanded front. The West has done much to create that front, arming favored actors, launching proxy wars, and taking the lives of civilians in unconscionable numbers.
Ending the terror of radical Islam will require ending the West’s wars for control in the Middle East. Fortunately, the Age of Oil is gradually coming to an end. We should make that end come faster: climate safety will require that we leave most fossil-fuel resources in the ground. Nor do the other ancient motives for Western interference apply any longer. The U.K. no longer needs to protect its trade routes to colonial India, and the U.S. no longer needs a ring of military bases to contain the Soviet Union.
It is time for the West to allow the Arab world to govern itself and to choose its path without Western military interference. And there are heartening reasons to believe that a self-governing Arab Middle East would wisely choose to become a peaceful global crossroads and a partner in science, culture, and development.
The Arab world has played that beneficent role in the past, and it can do so again. The region is filled with talented people, and the overwhelming majority in the region want to get on with their lives in peace, educate and raise their children in health and safety, and participate in global society. Their objectives — prosperity and human security — are our own.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, is also special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals. His books include The End of Poverty and Common Wealth.
This article has been published with the permission of Project Syndicate, - The War with Radical Islam.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We keep reliving the Past


A lot of Guilt out there, Its the future we need to think about


Two monks were once travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.
"Come on, girl," siad the first monk. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.
The second monk did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. "We monks don't go near females," he said. "It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"
"I left the girl there,: the first monk said. "Are you still carrying her?"

Zen Saying



Sunday, January 11, 2015

Paris Remembers the Victims of latest Terror Attack



  Its great to see the great turn out in honor of the Dead and expression of solidarity among common Parisians of all religious and ethnic groups




  Its also a bit sad to know that this is not the last  time Terrorists will strike innocent people. Somewhere in the world I'm sure it is happening today. The modern world has short attention span I'm afraid and with the Wests  embrace of democracy it will always be hard to stop fanatics from striking. But we must not let them divide and scare us.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thinking for your self not Listening to the Voice






Driving west of bozeman

Listening to Militia radio from the Hi-line


Sage brush Preachers, advocating war and executions.


Not a lot of difference from the Iman in his Mosque,


in the wilds of Pakistan.