Every year, I encourage toads and frogs to move into various homes we set up for them. They eat insects! This year, a very small, green frog was flushed into one of the water storage tanks that collects roof run-off water. Once we noticed him swimming around, we put in rocks and pieces of wood so he could have a sitting spot to get some sunbathing and a place to hide.
He took up residence in his new home and at first, would jump into the water and hide under the rocks whenever we approached his tank. But in a few days, he figured out that we were friendly monster creatures and relaxed when we came to visit. This is why he allowed his photo to be taken.
The other day, we had some wild thunderstorms. Water gushed off the roof and flushed the little frog out of his tank which he decided was his home. We couldn’t find him after the storm and thought we lost him forever.
But my husband noticed a little bump on the rim of the upper tank and took a second look. It was the poor frog, clinging to the edge, wondering how to go home again. So we made a bridge out of stones and a few minutes later, off hopped the frog, making a beeline to his resident tank. To keep him from being washed out in the future, we changed how the rocks were arranged so he can be above any flood waters.
My treatment of this frog who happens to be doing a great service for me, eating the larvae of mosquitoes and pesky swamp flies, is how a good steward takes care of the systems that make life comfortable and pleasant. The frog, when he is happy, makes my life significantly better, too. We work together. I have the power to change the home of the frog and I could even kill him if I so chose. But if I was stupid or foolish and alienated, frightened or killed this wild frog, I would be punished by mobs of blood-thirsty insects!
So I take the time and energy to look after the frog’s private affairs and to insure he is happy, protected and I hope he (or she) prospers and has baby tadpoles. Just below this frog home lives a family of toads. They, too, eat bugs and they sit at night next to the garage light and eat to the point of being quite fat by midsummer. I have set things up so they, too, have rock houses to hide in. The same goes for all the garter snakes who live here, too.
When my cats catch the garter snakes, I take them away and release the snakes in the stone walls. What annoys me the most about the way the entire planet is being run, our elites who have immense power and who periodically pretend to be worried about ‘global warming’ (the sun swatted us really hard last week!) or other issues, they still refuse to look after the rest of us. We are treated like we are insects or germs.
During this election season, we see poor Obama and rich boy Romney both mouthing words and pretending to care about all us frogs but neither man gives a damn about any frogs, they just don’t care…at all. And it shows. We have the choice of two war mongers who want to erase our civil rights and bail out international bankers and increase the wealth of oil producers while all the rich jet set around the planet generating monster amounts of CO2 pollution.
They just don’t care if we are swept away by floods. Or freeze to death in winter due to high energy prices. Or starve to death due to high food inflation. Or die of diseases. It is all nothing to our masters who don’t look after our frog ponds properly. Meanwhile, we are supposed to fight each other over tribal, religious or political variations that are almost meaninglessly small. Aren’t we all frogs? Must we kill or croak?
The ministry said that the highest detected level was in Ibaraki where readings of 6 becquerels per square meter were detected. A ministry spokesman was quoted as saying that radiation at this level has a negligible effect on human health, Fuji reported.
The government’s findings come weeks after the Tokyo Shimbun reported the Koto Association for the Protection of Children held a press conference in the Tokyo metropolitan government building on June 7, to announced the results of a survey it carried out, which showed high levels of radioactive cesium in an athletic ground near the Tobu sewage sludge processing plant in Tokyo.
The research, carried out by the association and Professor Tomoya Yamauchi of Kobe University, found cesium levels of 230,000 becquerels per square meter, an amount six times higher than the limit set for material leaving the radiation exclusion zone in Fukushima, Fuji reported.
The insane plan to burn radioactive materials and then let it passively move through the environment so that it is all radioactive is working. The storyline that this won’t harm the Japanese tadpoles or their frog mommies and daddies is just so much elitist twaddle. They are affected! And it is bad. And all this stuff is being concentrated in watery parts of nature there and the frogs of Japan are going to suffer tremendously over the next 100 to 500 years or longer.
Then there is the Dragon of China: it is struggling in this contracting world economy but being a capitalist communist nation with the world’s biggest sovereign wealth stash, all is well for China compared to the US or Japan: IMF: China well-placed to respond to possible external shocks – Xinhua | English.news.cn
The IMF estimated China’s economic growth would moderate to about 8 percent this year and then rise slightly to 8.5 percent in 2013. Without further shocks to agricultural supply, China’s inflation is expected to stay in the 3-3.5 percent range this year and fall to 2.5-3 percent in 2013.
The IMF said China’s macroeconomic policies are geared to slowing growth to a more sustainable pace, and continue to be adjusted in line with evolving conditions. It considered China’s current fiscal stance as “appropriate” and monetary policy “consistent” with the authorities’ economic objectives.
See? The elites love China. It works! The government is looking after Chinese interests and the game which the communists cooked up back in the 1980’s whereby they intended to lure in all the major industries into China due to cheap, well-educated labor, is working. They told me back then, they plan to seize all foreign assets in China when the time is ripe. And it is ripening well. It WILL happen.
In the US which has decimated much of its own industrial base and relocated it in China, we have this silly headline: As Romney, Obama spar over ‘you didn’t build that,’ small businesses add context. Obama pointed out the obvious: the government is key to generating business. The Chinese agree 100% with this idea and a huge part of China’s great success is due to intense government involvement.
Here in the US, we are supposed to imagine that little businesses are doing this magically, by themselves. Do note that immensely rich, powerful bankers regularly are assisted by the government! By trillions and trillions of zero interest loans! Good lord! THAT is what should be debated. But isn’t. Neither Obama nor Romney wish to point out this painfully obvious fact.
Lastly, the Rapid Ice Melt in Greenland Baffles Scientists. WHY???? The sun last week lashed us directly with a blast of hot energy that of course, briefly caused things to heat up especially in the north polar regions which are having nonstop sunshine during this time frame. Duh.
No mystery here. The sun, if it ceases energetic actions, will cause the next Ice Age. And that will be no fun in the sun, either.
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