Greetings from Bigfoot Country!
Got a message of solidarity from the folks at Occupy Los Angeles this morning.
It makes us feel a bit less isolated out here in the middle of nowhere & lets us know we’re not banging our heads against the wall for nothing.
We live simply, mainly because we have to if we want to stay here.
The latest census data for our area of the county showed a population density of 1.7 people per square mile.
As a matter of fact, according to the latest wildlife figures, there are more bears than people.
But, we have a great RV Park in town with plenty of places to camp.
We even have a Post Office, bar, restaurant, and a pizza parlor (hey, it’s a vegetable!).
I live on the outskirts of “town” which means I’m close to the only grocery store around for miles.
I like it that way.
Need to call a cop in the middle of the night? It’s a 1.5-hour response time.
Welcome to the Wild West!
You can, if you wish, let the world pass you by.
There are people around here that have no idea of what’s going on outside of the area.
But, there are also many people like me who choose to “keep in touch.”
So, what’s new?
OWS is fairly quiet for now. Go to the Facebook search page (if you’re into that stuff) and search for “occupy” & “like” as many as you can if you desire.
Well, here’s further proof that the end times are near…….!!
From The New York Times:
Gingrich Gets Key Endorsement in New Hampshire
The Manchester Union Leader, the largest newspaper in New Hampshire, gave its coveted endorsement to Newt Gingrich on Sunday, saying that he was able to provide “innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership.”
“We don’t back candidates based on popularity polls or big-shot backers.”
We look for conservatives of courage and conviction who are independent-minded, grounded in their core beliefs about this nation and its people, and best equipped for the job,” The Union Leader’s front-page editorial said, according to The Associated Press.
“Four years ago, the paper endorsed Senator John McCain of Arizona.”
Calico Blackie says:
Heh. And people think that we in rural America are out of touch with reality!
Also in the news:
Three American students detained in Egypt back in U.S.
Three American college students arrested during protests in Cairo are all back in the United States, a few days after an Egyptian court ordered their release.
There was tear gas everywhere. Cops were shooting rubber bullets. A lot of time(s) it was hard to see because of the tear gas,” Derrik Sweeney said of the protests when he arrived home.
After he was arrested, Sweeney said, “we were a hit a bunch. They said they were going to shoot us if we moved. That first night was really rough. But then they got us into more legitimate jails.
Calico Blackie says:
Welcome home! But can you imagine what must be happening to the non-American people that are in those prisons right now?
I read some of the comments about this story in the news and just shook my head. I don’t know why ignorance can still surprise me here in this country.
Here are a few of those comments:
“THREE SPOILED BRATS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAUGHT A LESSON!”
“These punks ought to be sent right back to Cairo to stand trial. Way to represent your country you naive, idealistic, spoiled, Midwestern ( hahaha) punks!”
“Same scenario like the 3 brain dead college students who took a walk on the iraq-iran border. Dont these rich kids have any brains? Let them spend about 5 years in jail maybe they will learn something that college doesnt teach.”
Calico Blackie says: I weep for America
So, what’s the big news here in the USA?
Police Raid Home in Search For Missing Florida Mother
The 33-year-old mother disappeared on the same day a taped episode of “The People’s Court” aired featuring her and Smith Jr., who is the father of her twins.
Parker and Smith had appeared in court over a dispute about a $5,000 engagement ring. Parker described a tumultuous relationship with Smith that at times she said became violent.
What else is new?
Wall Street sees its worst week since September
Stocks closed Friday’s seesaw session slightly lower.
The major indexes notched up their worst weekly performance since September. Worries about Europe’s debt crisis flared up again Friday after Italy had to pay 7.8 percent to borrow for two years at a debt auction.
For the week, the broad Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fell 4.7 percent, giving back almost two-thirds of its gains in October, the market’s best month in 20 years. CNBC reports that the U.S. stock market saw its biggest percentage loss for a Thanksgiving week since 1932.
Calico Blackie says:
Hmmm….1932? What was going on in 1932? Europe was going to hell and a Great Depression was gripping the USA and entire world. It gave rise to all sorts of things.
Hey…Can someone give me independent confirmation on this news story?
On Sunday March 21, 2010 the Senate Healthcare bill HR3200 was passed and signed into law the following Tuesday.
This new law requires an RFID chip implanted in all of us.
This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability but it will also be linked to your bank account. And get this, Page 1004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip), reads, and I quote: “Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment”.
PLEASE GET BACK TO US ON THIS.
On that cheery note….. OCCUPY WALL STREET
The cop with the pepper spray at UC Davis is Lt. John Pike of University of California Police. 530-752-3989
He should be fired and prosecuted for assault. Make an example of him to show our police around the country what can happen to them if they use brutality on citizens. WE WILL NEVER FORGET, NOR WILL WE ACCEPT A “SINCERE” APOLOGY.
“The Sun Still Shines”
We are the 99%