Saturday

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 1-28-2023

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Why the continued focus on Ukraine conflict? Because it has accelerated the reshaping of our world and not in the direction desired by the World Economic Forum (WEF or Davos crowd). Economic instability and rising energy costs are two of the direct effects on our personal futures.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - Jan 21, 2023

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

I have mentioned in the past my original visit to China was to explore the use of herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Herbs were part of the curriculum at collage and I was co-writing articles with an Herbalist. It was the late 1980's and there were severe restrictions on providing information regarding herbal treatments to the general public. Language needed to be very specific to avoid consequences. Some physicians were being disciplined for using vitamin therapy in their practices. Remember a state of Washington physician's office raid by federal officers was attributed to giving injectable vitamin B shots to patients.

In 1994 a grassroots campaign for "health freedom" the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act was passed. The alternative treatment industry growth exploded as more treatment modalities and information became available to the general public. Market abuses yes, harm to some individuals yes, but in my opinion outweighed by healthful trends in selfcare.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 1-7-2023

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

My timing has been off this week. Lots of changes going on some surprises, others long standing plans set in motion years ago are happening in 2023. Ironically the one constant activity I currently have is writing my opinions and observations regularly, which was never a plan. Simply an unforeseen opportunity provided by JCT and the C99 community. Happy Anniversary for the C99 community.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 12-31-2022

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Off to a new year with old and new challenges. It appears there will not be a shortage of challenges, it will be up to each of us to notice the contentment of the moment or task well done.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 12-17-2022

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

It has been one of those weeks. Sunday morning the potential 1 to 3 inches of snow turned into 12 inches of heavy tree branch breaking snow. Followed by power interruptions. Call from a neighbor, plans were already being made when to grade the driveways - Monday. By noon low voltage problems, prompted a discussion with the power company to determine if we were part of the known outages. Yes, our cooperative was answering calls with a real person to ask pertinent questions and obtain detailed information.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 12-10-2022

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

Morning.

If you have not had a chance to watch the video recommended by a couple of C99 members this week Soryang and Pluto's Republic, please take the time.

If time is short, start 43 minutes into the conversation where our evolving policies on China show a sharp split between The State Department and Pentagon regarding China policy. It helps bring clarity to the continual shifting of focus of international relations.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 12-3-2022

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

The weather has turned cold. Thankful steady delivery of electricity for the heat pump and wood available for the fireplace. The Crock pot is keeping the cold corner of the kitchen warm while cooking tonight's dinner. Just a few items that caught my interest this week.

Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - 11-19-2022

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

If is the 27th annual conference on climate change. Our political, social and business elite get to parade around to show their concern for earth. Demand each and everyone of us acknowledge our guilt of not caring about earth enough and causing its destruction. Plan on methods for each of us to atone for our sins. Conversion to Green Energy is the current mantra. A convenient side effect is limiting development of third world countries by increasing energy costs.

We will know our leaders are serious about actions to address climate change when contributions to habitat destruction, greenhouse gases and pollution for each country include war games and military activities.

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