Saturday, June 24, 2017

June Warms Up

June Roundup Of Hot Topics

Have you seen this gorilla splash dance?

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Friday at Shasta Lake it was a cool 104 degrees

We are having a hot spell here in Redding, but the temps have mostly been under 110, so it isn’t as bad as some places. One of the reasons I live here is for summer days that are over 100 degrees. When I was in Carmel Valley, summers meant I could take off my jacket for most of the day, sometimes. I would see the temperature for Redding on the weather report and feel envious.

Heat and this osmosis water system planter that contains a tomato plant and a red bell pepper plant pictured in these accompanying three images on the left, presented a bit of a mystery.

If the water in the tank gets below a gallon or more from the top, the pepper wilts in the heat.

I thought the pepper was a goner when I first noticed leaves browning and the plant wilting, but I discovered the water level effect on the liveliness and vigor of the pepper plant and remedied the dire situation.

Cutting off dead leaves and keeping the water level up in the tank solved the pep-less pepper dilemma.

At the dam Friday

The republican senate secret health care plan was revealed today. It takes health care away from millions of Americans and gives the very rich a very nice tax cut.

Lassen Volcanic park a couple of days ago

The mainstream media are spinning this thing in every possible fantastical way they can to please their rightwing republican masters. Sometimes people think the New York Times is “liberal media”. They are wrong. It is right wing and centrist conservative leaning. The Washington Post is solid right wing in all stories and reports. Fox news is extreme right along with InfoWars and Breitbart.

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There are a handful of open minded shows that address current events on Cable and internet.  They are generally relaxed, funny, clever and material is well researched.

Some hosts of late night shows play videos of notorious right wingers exposing their own fallacious nature and inconsistencies. The results are both funny and frightening.

Here is a good example of pleasant reality based reporting;


Thursday, June 8, 2017

They Have No Shame

They Have No Shame

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I am so glad that Pink Slime is available for the poor. God knows the rich aren’t about to eat that crap.


Flowers are blooming enthusiastically here in Redding this June. Maybe the cooler temperatures like we had today will slow the process.


Cactus flowers are among the colorful displays being used to attract pollinators to participate in plant proliferation. With long hot summer days the cacti and succulents have been especially active, here at the Treehouse.


Some of us in Redding are particularly happy that we got to wear long sleeve shirts and light jackets today. The temps were in the mid 50’s. (That is normal for some Bay Area cities like Richmond.) A cool summer day is a pleasant novelty.


I am glad to see that Jeremy Corbyn is making a good showing in the British election results. He is one of the few leaders that understands the relationship between recent terrorist attacks in England and Britain's involvement in America’s mid-east wars;

“If you continuously bomb people’s homes and country, the survivors will eventually retaliate in some way.”


Part of Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal is his plan to discontinue British participation in America’s endless wars.


In America, we could eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness with just a fraction of the money we waste blowing up people and places around the world.

But don’t just take my word for it.

Watch today’s video:

Embrace the beatitudes to achieve parity