Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter everyone

How many Peeps can a 50 cal go through? Cadbury Easter Eggs too! 


Friday, March 29, 2013

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars .. Past and Future

A little history lesson ... Not propaganda

Last 45 minutes well worth a look ...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Now a word from our sponsor

I usually do not have advertisers on this site...


I think you will like this one

Paper is not dead

Gas Prices rising .... really?

 They all got the same email ........  I wonder from who?

  Did it come by : facebook , Twitter, or was it a text, surely not a fax (too old fashion)


Conan O’Brien Fully Exposes Mainstream Media

You Don’t Need Us To Tell You…

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tioga George ... adapting to a new way

Looks like it was a false alarm of no more blogging for George

We all seem to resist a new way

Tioga George .. stops blogging

Before we purchased out travel trailer in 2005, I was following George through his adventures in his Class C motorhome after recovering from near fatal cancer treatment.

He was one of the first bloggers in the RV world to show:
 How to boondock (dry camp) in the countryside and cities alike,
 He demonstrated how build an income from blogging using adsence (with google).
How to use the internet to stay in touch with those he loved.
To teach others how to live the mobile lifestyle.
How not to be fearful of the unknown

I will miss his daily posts.
Good luck to you George

His latest post 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Pissed off guy in Cyprus / Bank Holiday/ as in when will they open

Caution Strong language

I find it interesting, that this guy finds it necessary to go on a rant in a car and not around other people

This could be the beginning of something big

Europe Scrambling 

With Last Minute Revision To Cyprus Deposit Confiscation Plan

More background information that is going in this deal

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 disallows discussion about National Parks

The original poster posted this story from The Washing Post (aka Gov. propaganda)

The jest of the story is since the park services need to cut 5% because of sequester, which is a less of an increase of base line budgeting, which they still are going to get an increase from last year's budget.

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — The giant yellow snowplows that wake Yellowstone from its winter slumber every March are idled, waiting for the sun to make up for federal budget cuts that are forcing the park to open late for peak season.
Mandatory cuts kicked in three days before the plows were to start clearing snow and ice from 300 roads at altitudes that reach 11,000 feet. Faced with an order from Washington to slice $1.8 million from his budget, the park superintendent, Dan Wenk, had considered his options.  link to complete story

I posted a story from the Denver area of a story detailing the cuts of the budget for the Rocky Mountain Park from a non proaganda new source. The Daily Caller:

Despite warnings, sequester impacts to Rocky Mountain National Park not ‘so awful’

Budget cuts required by the federal sequester will hit Colorado’s famous Rocky Mountain National Park much less dramatically than viewers of a breathless TV news story may have been led to believe Wednesday night.
The NBC affiliate 9News began its story of budget cuts with peaceful scenes of deer against a mountain backdrop, with a reporter asking the ominous question, “Do you remember the last time something so awful reared its ugly head in such a wonderful place?”
In truth, sequestration-related cuts amounting to about 5 percent of the park’s $12.4 million annual budget, aren’t really going to be all that awful, according to park superintendent Vaughn Baker.
“It’s probably not as dire as it’s made out to be,” he said.  Link to complete story

and this one
Park ranger: Supervisors pushed sequester cuts that visitors would see

This is considered political speak which is not allowed on, ...... WOW ... this type of discussion is prohibited  

Are forums relevant anymore ?
For those interested here is the closed thread


Saturday, March 9, 2013


Must Watch

Published on Mar 6, 2013
Methane extinction is a very real phenomena... unfortunately. The clathrate gun hypothesis is the popular name given to the hypothesis that rises in sea temperatures (and/or falls in sea level) can trigger the sudden release of methane from methane clathrate compounds buried in seabeds and permafrost which, because the methane itself is a powerful greenhouse gas, leads to further temperature rise and further methane clathrate destabilization -- in effect initiating a runaway process as irreversible, once started, as the firing of a gun. The best example (or worst) is the Permian extinction event, when 96% of all marine species became extinct 251 million years ago.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Nobel Committee Asks Obama , To Return Peace Prize, no comment from WH

I just could not resist posting this story tonight

For my friends Enjoy :)

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, said today that President Obama “really ought to consider” returning his Nobel Peace Prize Medal immediately, including the “really nice” case it came in.

Jagland, flanked by the other four members of the Committee, said they’d never before asked for the return of a Peace Prize, “even from a damnable war-criminal like Kissinger,” but that the 10% drawdown in US troops in Afghanistan the President announced last week capped a period of “non-Peace-Prize-winner-type behavior” in 2011.

  “Guantanamo’s still open.

 There's bombing Libya.

 There's blowing bin Laden away rather than putting him on trial.

Now a few US troops go home, but the US will be occupying Afghanistan until 2014 and beyond.

Don’t even get me started on Yemen!”

The Committee awarded Obama the coveted prize in 2009 after he made a series of speeches in the first months of his presidency, which convinced the Peace Prize Committee that he was: “creating a new climate of...multilateral emphasis on the role of the United Nations...of dialogue and negotiations as instruments for resolving international conflicts...and a vision of world free of nuclear arms.”
“Boy oh boy!” added Jagland. “Did we regret that press release!”

Link for more of the story

The Future of Hunting & Fishing News / Not about Guns

If this continues we may see dust bowl days again. 

During last years hunting trips it was very noticeable the areas that no longer support wildlife.

People that live in densely populated areas (cities) many never leave their bubble, have no idea what is happening, between the over use of the lands,  the drought bad things will happen just like in the past.


Is No One Paying Attention? 

We’ve Lost 9.7 Million Acres of CRP Land in Five Years. 


The amount of land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), at 27.1 million acres, is down by 26 percent, or 9.7 million acres in the past five years, to a 25 year low.

 During this same time period, corn acreage has increased by 13 million acres.
 Farmers are once again planting crops on marginal lands “fencerow to fencerow” to cash in on today’s high commodity prices. CRP payments haven’t risen to compete with crop returns, and the program itself is being whittled away by Congress.

The Conservation Reserve Program exists to provide land owners with some financial incentive to idle their land, which in turn benefits the environment while providing commodity price support by reducing surplus production. But now, ethanol policy makes that curb of surplus production unnecessary.

The original CRP legislation, the Food Security Act of 1985, set a goal of enrolling over 40 million acres into the program by 1990 but that has never been reached and is now falling sharply.

The laws regulating the program have been tweaked many times since begun in 1985, being tugged and pulled by various special interests. Prior to the CRP, we had “set aside acres” in the 1970′s and “soil bank” acres in the 1960′s.
If you visit one of the USDA’s websites promoting the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program, you will see a long list including the following:
• Reduces soil erosion by an estimated 450 million tons per year, compared with pre-CRP erosion rates.
• Protects surface waters from sediment and nutrient enrichment with enrollment of 1.8 million acres of streamside grass and forested buffers.
• In prime pheasant habitat, a 4 percent increase in CRP grassland acres was associated with a 22 percent increase in pheasant counts.
• Sequesters 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually in soils and vegetation on enrolled lands.
• Includes 8.3 million acres enrolled in the Prairie Pothole region providing habitat important for migratory waterfowl, grassland birds, and dependent species.
There’s nothing not to like in that list. CRP policy is an environmentally friendly one which helps protect this nation’s privately owned natural resources of soil and water. It adds to biodiversity and wildlife habitat.

 Older farmers are more likely to participate in this program.

On the down side, nearly half of CRP funds go to the top ten percent of recipients, according to the Environmental Working Group. And, some politicians argue that we shouldn’t pay farmers not to farm where they shouldn’t be farming in the first place.

Today, the economic incentive to grow corn, even on marginal lands, far exceeds the average amount of $57 paid per acre by the CRP program. Keep in mind that most of the acres enrolled in CRP have always been the marginal lands, those which are less productive, and are more vulnerable to erosion. In addition, budgetary pressures in writing a new farm bill make this program an easy target. At this year’s current enrollment the CRP costs the taxpayer around $1.6 billion, down from 2 billion a few years ago.

The map below shows us that 2.5 Million Acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land was lost in just one year in the contracts held in 2011 versus 2012. Much of the area exiting the program this past year was in the Plains states to grow more corn on marginal land. The two states converting the most CRP land to crops this year are North Dakota and Montana, in part due to inroads of corn and soybean acres into this traditionally wheat growing region. After these two states, Minnesota, Missouri, and Kansas top the list of recent CRP lands lost for crop conversion.
Agribusinesses are reaping fat financial rewards from the price incentive to plant a record 97 million acres in corn, including on what was formerly CRP land. Further land use changes are also resulting from the ripple effect that high corn prices have on all of the commodities, not only in the U.S. but around the globe. High prices are appreciated by producers, but current Ag policy of intensive, industrial, all out agricultural production isn’t free and it isn’t sustainable.

 Unfortunately, environmental interests can’t compete politically with policies that promote the increased use of fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, commodity exchange, and equipment sales.
This next graph shows us the loss of CRP land since 2007 in the top four corn producing states.

Farmers, who are always at the mercy of policy which determines their economic survival, are being told today that they are being patriotic and helping with national security and energy independence by growing corn for ethanol. A truly patriotic policy would instead be the preservation of our nation’s soil and water for future generations.

This story wouldn’t be complete without pointing out the sharp contrast in priorities of land conservation between the top agricultural leaders of the E.U. and the U.S.

The European Union’s agricultural commissioner, Dacian CioloĊŸ, saw the destruction that all out production did to the soils in his home country of Romania under the former communist regime, so he wants to see 7 percent of E.U. farmland turned into environmental priority areas which are off-limits to the use of chemicals and high-tech farming methods. He also knows that 90 percent of Europeans want to see policies which promote the public good in return for their taxpayer money spent on agriculture. He was trained as a horticultural engineer and spent thirteen months over a number of years doing organic farm internships in Brittany France. He was selected to lead the E.U. in agriculture because of his horiticultural experience and education, and for his “modern vision” for agriculture. He wants an E.U. agricultural policy that discourages monocultures, encourages rotational farming methods, and decreases fertilizer use.

In contrast, our U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, is a lawyer and a politician, a former governor of Iowa.

If allowed a say on the issue, American’s, too, might strongly support CRP initiatives over today’s other farm programs which are far more expensive: direct payments, tax payer subsidized crop insurance, and biofuels incentives.

But, CRP support in Congress is fading. In the 2008 farm bill, it took a hit of 7 million fewer acres, and in the 2012 farm bill the plan is to cut another 7 million acres and to cap the program at a total of 25 million acres by 2017. That’s a far cry from the original 40 million acres planned in the 1985 legislation. A total of $6 billion in conservation cuts is expected in the next farm bill.

 In the congressional fiasco that occurred at 2012′s year-end, the old farm bill was extended through September 2013, when a new bill covering the next five years should have been passed and would now be in place.

The story and statistics that I’ve presented above aren’t widely-known. American’s need to contact their policy-makers to let them know what is important to them.

 The Conservation Reserve Program and agricultural conservation support is in trouble and needs our help.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

It's news day at Roosterpheasant

With the panic of the gov't types and their propaganda  whores going nuts over the Sequester that they all wanted and engineered. Maybe below is why they need 2 billion bullets.

In Portugal they call it austerity
Hundreds of thousands march against austerity in Portugal
A woman protests during a demonstration in downtown Lisbon on March 2, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Lisbon and other Portuguese cities Saturday to protest against the government's austerity measures aimed at rescuing the debt-hit eurozone nation.
A woman protests during a demonstration in downtown Lisbon on March 2, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Lisbon and other Portuguese cities Saturday to protest against the government's austerity measures aimed at rescuing the debt-hit eurozone nation.
Peole take part in a demonstration in downtown Lisbon on March 2, 2013.
Peole take part in a demonstration in downtown Lisbon on March 2, 2013. 
AFP - Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Lisbon and other Portuguese cities Saturday to protest against the government's austerity measures aimed at rescuing the debt-hit eurozone nation.
The rallies were organised by a non-political movement which claimed 500,000 marched in the country's capital and another 400,000 in the main northern city of Porto. There have been no official estimates of the crowds.

But the mood of the crowd was clearly political, calling for new elections with banners declaring "Portugal to the polls!" and "If you fall asleep in a democracy, you wake up in a dictatorship".
Another banner showed a picture of centre-right Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho with the caption: "Today I am in the street, tomorrow it will be you."

Portugal was granted a financial rescue package worth 78 billion euros ($103 billion) in May 2011, in exchange for a pledge to straighten out its finances via austerity measures and economic reforms.

Lisbon has to reduce its public deficit to 4.5 percent of GDP this year, but the government recently conceded it may be impossible for it to reach that target given the continued recession.

Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar has said the economy is expected to contract around two percent this year, double an earlier forecast.

The organisers of Saturday's march are galvanised by their opposition to the so-called troika of public creditors -- the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund -- who bailed out Portugal.

"This demonstration is a clear sign that 'the troika' and the government are not wanted in this country," said Joao Semedo, the leader of a far-left bloc.

The march included groups of teachers, healthcare workers and pensioners who have been especially hard hit by the budget cuts.

After cutting salaries and pension benefits in 2012, the government this year has declared a general tax increase and expects to impose further cuts of some four billion euros.

 Sunday Weather Report:

A Real Blizzard in Japan

We have a media that panics when we get 2 inches of snow.

What would they do if we got 6 & 1/2ft of snow and 84 mph winds ??

Six people die as blizzards hit northern Japan
Snow-covered rooftops across a neighborhood in Tokyo on February 6, 2013. At least six people died in a spate of snow-related incidents as blizzards swept across the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend, police and news reports said Sunday.
Snow-covered rooftops across a neighborhood in Tokyo on February 6, 2013. At least six people died in a spate of snow-related incidents as blizzards swept across the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend, police and news reports said Sunday.
AFP - At least six people died in a spate of snow-related incidents as blizzards swept across the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido over the weekend, police and news reports said Sunday.
A 40-year-old woman and her three teenaged children were found dead late Saturday in a car buried under snow in the town of Nakashibetsu, eastern Hokkaido, a local police spokesman said.
They are believed to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning as the car's exhaust pipe and was blocked by snow and the windows were up, Kyodo News said, adding that snowfalls of more than two metres (6.6 feet) were recorded in the area.
A 23-year-old woman who went missing in the same town was found dead on Sunday in snow some 300 metres away from her car, Jiji Press news agency said.
In Yubetsu, northwest of Nakashibetsu, a 53-year-old man was found dead on Sunday after he and his nine-year-old daughter became buried in snow on farmland, Jiji reported.
The two went missing after leaving their home Saturday in a truck. They were found outside in the snow and it appeared the father had placed his body over his daughter's, Jiji reported.
He was pronounced dead in hospital, while the girl was found to have no life-threatening injuries.
Japan's meteorological agency issued a warning of strong winds and heavy snow in northern Japan, with gusts of up to 135 kilometres (84 miles) per hour recorded in Erimo cape, southern Hokkaido, on Saturday.

And since we are on a Japan tangent today, this is pretty good info also....

US Economic Collapse 2013