I’m Invincible

25 04 2009


My son is awesome! He is seven now but was six when this picture was taken. He started putting underwear on his head when he was much younger and called himself “WonderWear Man”

This picture is his version of one of my favorite movies, “Nacho Libre”. I find it interesting that Nacho is a nickname for Francisco which means free man and Libre means freedom or free so Nacho Libre means a free one with freedom – I digress or egress.

He is all into superheros, Indiana Jones and everything seemingly immortal and supercharged. I’m sure he feels the invincibility and mortality of that age.

I remember when I was his age and thought that if I got a real superman cape for Christmas I would in fact be able to defy the laws of physics.

I just wanted to do this quick little post to remind me of one of the reasons I’m doing everything I do. May we all freely excessive our freedom.


Mitt Romney Told Us So

23 04 2009

If you haven’t read my post December 12, 2008 read at least the first paragraph. Mitt told us so in an Op Ed back in November. Sure would have been nice to have a turn around expert in the White House right now.

Did you read the news today relating to it, Chrysler preparing for bankruptcy? I debated with a friend before the end of 2008 that the unhealthy auto industry members needed to file for chapter 11 pronto. The union contracts, retiree obligations etc. were killing them. He argued that if you do that you will damage working people.

I said if you continue wasting tax dollars before restructuring, you’re putting the roof on before the walls are up and everyone would be hurt. How many billions are the tax payers on the hook for on that bad judgement?

Today the New York Times reported “The Treasury Department is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for Chrysler that could come as soon as next week, people with direct knowledge of the action said Thursday.”

General Motors is next. The old saying is, “As GM goes, so goes the nation.” It’s not going to be pretty for a while.

Who will give us bad news when it’s daisy pushing time for The New York Times?

Who Not to Trust

16 04 2009
Do you Trust Me?

Do you Trust Me?

Who can you trust? In what areas of our lives is trust not important? Romance, Money, Politics, Friends, Business? It’s easier sometimes to identify who not to trust. Trust is what makes the world of people work. Sometimes the only way to know the truth is to observe over time. That’s where it gets fun. Time really is of the essence. Thousands of years ago wise people found some ways to steer away from some deceivers. I’ve always believed that the smartest people learn from the experience of others and I try to learn from others. How would it be if people had to discover fire each generation?

Being aware of Flattery will steer us away from some bad decisions. Flattery is used by the most powerful influence peddlers on earth to lead you where they want you for good or ill. You must only believe flattery when delivered by those who already have a long trust record or have a real long term interest in your well being. Even then flattery shouldn’t be exclusively believed. For example, recall some parents of the horrible singers on American Idol (always blows my mind).

Aesop said it so well.

A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its
beak and settle on a branch of a tree. “That’s for me, as I am a
Fox,” said the fox, and he walked up to the foot of the
tree. “Good-day, Mistress Crow,” he cried. “How well you are
looking to-day: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I
feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as
your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may
greet you as the Queen of Birds.” The Crow lifted up her head and
began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the
piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by
Master Fox. “That will do,” said he. “That was all I wanted. In
exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the
future, “Do not trust flatterers.”

We all can think of at least one experience where we have been flattered into giving or doing something that in hindsight we regret. Beware of flattery in Romance, Money, Politics, Friends, Business and any category that someone is trying to get something from you. If you care about someone – flatter them with no return expected. Comment on what happens when you flatter someone that you normally haven’t. Words are powerful and contrary to childrens rhymes they do break bones.


It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Fat Lady Sings

7 04 2009

4 Trillion! Almost double. That’s now the new estimate of Bad Debt or “Toxic Assets” generated and held by US financial institutions and distributed worldwide.

The reason for the jump is that normal loans are now being swept into the pile of garbage since the recession has accelerated. The more unemployment, the more bad debt. Which came first, the unemployment or the debt.

When will it end? When the Fat Lady sings (referring to Wagner’s famous 15 hour operas that don’t conclude until the Brünnhilde sings in the final scene – horned helmet and blond braids).

This economic wreck will not end until all the loans are unbundled (no more hiding and shuffling), overextended people fold their cards, all the loans sold off to collectors for pennies on the dollar and letting the institutions with overburdened portfolios allowed to die. In a bankruptcy court CEO’s aren’t usually allowed to have golden parachutes etc. Why reward bad behavior?

Lady Liberty of the United States has grown fat feeding on its own fiscal indulgences.

Repentance is required – 1. Recognizing what wrong has been done, 2. Acknowledging openly wrongdoing, 3. Sorrow motivating a change of attitude 4. Commitment to do right, 5. Seek to redress those you’ve wronged, 6. Abandonment of bad behavior.

Sounds like a lot of work. Can we do it?

When will the Fat Lady Liberty sing? Right now the Fat Lady is just vomiting all over the place and it may be a while until we hear sweet melodies. She may be much thinner by the time this is all over.

Garden of Eden

5 04 2009

My hope one day is that the earth will be as lush and productive as the Garden of Eden. I believe it was a real place, not a mythical biblical allegory of our hopes and dreams.

One thing I have found out through my inquiring is that there are things missing in our lands.

I’ve read many books regarding trace minerals, health, gardening, agriculture etc. One book introduced to me by Acres USA, the best sustainable agriculture magazine on the planet, was about Dr. Maynard Murray and his research. His goal was to find the cure for cancer. He found much more.

He found the cure. He noticed that sea creatures for the most part didn’t get cancer. He determined that the cure is in eating food grown or raised on soil that has all the minerals available to them. This soil is not hyped up with ammonium nitrate fertilizers and poisoned by fertilizers either.

He hauled sea water to his property and grew grains, fruits and vegetables with diluted seawater. His neighbors were ready to sue him for property damage but their property benefited as well.

He then took two groups of mice used in cancer research. One group he fed the regular food. The other group he fed his produce grown on his property that had all trace minerals on it from the sea water.

The results floored him. The control group fed regular food developed cancer like normal. The other groups cancer rate dropped significantly – over 90%. He then took the survivors and had them produce baby mice and he fed the the next generation the mineral rich food. No cancer was evident in the next generation. Is genetic damage being repaired? He did other research confirming his initial results.

No other research like that has been done that I have found. Why? I guess there’s no money in it. It doesn’t pay.

My solution? Well, if I were President Obama I would issue executive orders banning pesticides and ammonium nitrate fertilizers and use sea water and other natural healthy methods to increase quality and production. The health care crisis would be virtually eliminated. You would truly be eating your health insurance. Right now we have a sick insurance system – not health.

Another book I read goes over the amazing qualities of good compost and how best to produce it. Another resource discusses charcoal enhancements. There is so much that can be done that is not.

Imagine a United States (world for that matter) that had the best food supply which would produce the healthiest people. When you’ve got your health you’ve got everything.

You can do this yourself. I purchased concentrated sea water and did experiments on my backyard garden and other items. My soil is lacking compost and is quite poor but has produced tomatoes, broccoli, wheat and other items. I neglected the garden severely. I also purchased rock dust that has a great spectrum of minerals in it which has been tested with great results as well.

Unfotunately modern agriculture isn’t designed with Hypocraties motto in mind, “Let your medicine be your food.” The large corporations don’t mean to harm, they simply have a focus on the bottom line above all else.

The world can be better and we can do it one garden at a time.

Feel free to leave me a comment or ask for resources. Happy to help if I can.

Greg’s Greens

4 04 2009

I am an experimenter. If I had all my days to tinker, test and make things better, exciting or fun that is what I would do.

For example, last year I experimented with wheat grass. I had learned that trace minerals were extremely good for you and found that wheat grass was the best method to get maximum usable minerals in you bloodstream. I used diluted seawater and the best wheat etc.

Healthy Trace Mineral Full Wheatgrass

Healthy Trace Mineral Full Wheatgrass

My buddy Steve was my test guinea pig. He has an immune system disorder. In the first 5 days parasites were trying to squirm out of his skin and left welts. His immune system was waking up.

The only problem is that drinking wheatgrass tastes like …. well, my lawnmower clippings. I couldn’t stomach it from day one and neither could Steve but we force fed ourselves until it was just too much. His health greatly improved but has to find much more palatable ways to get to goods down his throat.

Lesson learned – People will not eat or drink long term anything that doesn’t Taste Great (unless of course it gets you drunk).

Any questions or anything you’d like me to experiment or share past experiments on any subject “Make a Comment”

Freedom or Slavery

2 04 2009

Correct use of freedom always generates more prosperity than correct use of collective confiscation.

Irresponsible use of freedom by default is evil.

When our country was founded, the colonists were mad about taxation without representation – no voice to persuade the law makers.

Today we have taxation with representation, however, we have 2 house of representatives and are thus rule by the masses which leads to chaos.

When the country was founded, the Senate was appointed by the States to represent the states against all encompassing Federalism.

Today with the all inclusive powers of the Federal Government, the states are becoming more like a skin tag on the body of the Federal instead of a component.

The power to tax and spend at will has been not checked by the Senate for some time. They used to be chosen by the states but now are elected by the people just like the house of representatives. They are a little more objective because they don’t have to hustle for the campaign cash as much because of a 6 year term. Unfortunately though almost whatever the masses want is what the masses get. Human nature is selfish.

The US constitution was designed to protect us from enemies outside our borders but most importantly to protect us from ourselves and each other.

We are wanting ourselves into slavery from our inappropriate use of freedom. You reap what you sow. Are we prepared for the harvest?

Thomas Jefferson said:

  • I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

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