Natural, non-toxic pest repellant and laundry cleaner.
1. Eat citrus
2. Dry peels
3. Add peels and vinegar to jar and wait 1 week.
Disinfects countertops, toilet, etc. Repels pests. No toxic chemicals.
For laundry, add baking soda and cleaner at time of wash.
For extra pest repellant effect, add peppercorns, clove, and cinnamon.
Planting beans and onions in San Francisco on Howard St and Van Ness.
Public Growing wiki: http://public-growing.wikispaces.com/
Cycle b3, Dominant 7, Drop 3
Cycling Inversions: Cycle b3, Dom7, Drop 3 voicings, outlining symmetric diminished scale (or “sym dim”).A7 root C7 3rd inv Eb7 2nd inv F#7 1st inv A7 root position
All of the notes in these four chords combined make up a half-step, whole-step scale from A. This means that in any context where half-step/whole-step scale works over a Dom 7 chord, that any dom 7 chord a minor third, flat fith, or diminished 7 away will work.
Chord cycles blog: http://chordcycles.tumblr.com
Polyrhythm: 6 on 4 and 9 on 2
Polyrhythm is one or more rhythms in the same meter that don’t share a common denominator. For example: 3:2 is a polyrhythm but 4 on 2 (2 on 1) is not.
3:2, as quarter-note triplets, can be derived from eighth note triplets, or 3:1.
6:4 two consecutive successions of 3:2.
9:2 is realized as three triplet subdivisions of 3:2
“ It Can Happen Here: The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors ”
Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few Eurozone “troika” officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Bank of England dated December 10, 2012, shows that these plans have been long in the making; that they originated with the G20 Financial Stability Board in Basel, Switzerland (discussed earlier here); and that the result will be to deliver clear title to the banks of depositor funds.
New Zealand has a similar directive, discussed in my last article here, indicating that this isn’t just an emergency measure for troubled Eurozone countries. New Zealand’s Voxy reported on March 19th:
The National Government [is] pushing a Cyprus-style solution to bank failure in New Zealand which will see small depositors lose some of their savings to fund big bank bailouts …
Open Bank Resolution (OBR) is Finance Minister Bill English’s favoured option dealing with a major bank failure. If a bank fails under OBR, all depositors will have their savings reduced overnight to fund the bank’s bail out.
Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor’s funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank’s, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to pay. (See here and here.) But until now the bank has been obligated to pay the money back on demand in the form of cash. Under the FDIC-BOE plan, our IOUs will be converted into “bank equity.” The bank will get the money and we will get stock in the bank. With any luck we may be able to sell the stock to someone else, but when and at what price? Most people keep a deposit account so they can have ready cash to pay the bills.
The 15-page FDIC-BOE document is called “Resolving Globally Active, Systemically Important, Financial Institutions.” It begins by explaining that the 2008 banking crisis has made it clear that some other way besides taxpayer bailouts is needed to maintain “financial stability.” Evidently anticipating that the next financial collapse will be on a grander scale than either the taxpayers or Congress is willing to underwrite, the authors state:
An efficient path for returning the sound operations of the G-SIFI to the private sector would be provided by exchanging or converting a sufficient amount of the unsecured debt from the original creditors of the failed company [meaning the depositors] into equity [or stock]. In the U.S., the new equity would become capital in one or more newly formed operating entities. In the U.K., the same approach could be used, or the equity could be used to recapitalize the failing financial company itself—thus, the highest layer of surviving bailed-in creditors would become the owners of the resolved firm. In either country, the new equity holders would take on the corresponding risk of being shareholders in a financial institution.
No exception is indicated for “insured deposits” in the U.S., meaning those under $250,000, the deposits we thought were protected by FDIC insurance. This can hardly be an oversight, since it is the FDIC that is issuing the directive. The FDIC is an insurance company funded by premiums paid by private banks. The directive is called a “”resolution process,” defined elsewhere as a plan that “would be triggered in the event of the failure of an insurer …” The only mention of “insured deposits” is in connection with existing UK legislation, which the FDIC-BOE directive goes on to say is inadequate, implying that it needs to be modified or overridden.
An Imminent Risk
If our IOUs are converted to bank stock, they will no longer be subject to insurance protection but will be “at risk” and vulnerable to being wiped out, just as the Lehman Brothers shareholders were in 2008. That this dire scenario could actually materialize was underscored by Yves Smith in a March 19th post titled When You Weren’t Looking, Democrat Bank Stooges Launch Bills to Permit Bailouts, Deregulate Derivatives. She writes:
In the US, depositors have actually been put in a worse position than Cyprus deposit-holders, at least if they are at the big banks that play in the derivatives casino. The regulators have turned a blind eye as banks use their depositaries to fund derivatives exposures. And as bad as that is, the depositors, unlike their Cypriot confreres, aren’t even senior creditors. Remember Lehman? When the investment bank failed, unsecured creditors (and remember, depositors are unsecured creditors) got eight cents on the dollar. One big reason was that derivatives counterparties require collateral for any exposures, meaning they are secured creditors. The 2005 bankruptcy reforms made derivatives counterparties senior to unsecured lenders.
One might wonder why the posting of collateral by a derivative counterparty, at some percentage of full exposure, makes the creditor “secured,” while the depositor who puts up 100 cents on the dollar is “unsecured.” But moving on – Smith writes:
Lehman had only two itty bitty banking subsidiaries, and to my knowledge, was not gathering retail deposits. But as readers may recall, Bank of America moved most of its derivatives from its Merrill Lynch operation [to] its depositary in late 2011.
Its “depositary” is the arm of the bank that takes deposits; and at BofA, that means lots and lots of deposits. The deposits are now subject to being wiped out by a major derivatives loss. How bad could that be? Smith quotes Bloomberg:
…Bank of America’s holding company … held almost $75 trillion of derivatives at the end of June …
That compares with JPMorgan’s deposit-taking entity, JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, which contained 99 percent of the New York-based firm’s $79 trillion of notional derivatives, the OCC data show.
@1:41 Passenger: “What’s the reason to want to check my trunk?” Officer: “Just… Your car’s dirty…”
Top DHS Checkpoint Refusals
Published on Feb 24, 2013
Checkpoints (some would say illegal checkpoints) have been popping up quite frequently in the USA. As you see in this video, you DO NOT have to comply with their question’s or demands. Don’t forget, you have rights.
Every purchase has multiple consequences. When considering a purchase, ask, “what effects will this purchase have (beyond what can I do with it).” Or think of it as voting for those things.
Products that are made in America support American workers. Local purchases help offset the massive trade deficit with China which is now over $315 billion, according to the US Census. U.S. Corporations such as GE operate in China to avoid U.S. taxes, labor laws, and environmental regulations. GE also got a staggering $139 billion bailout. Giving these large-scale multinationals an unfair leg up hurts smaller businesses at home. Don’t support them.
China’s virtually nonexistant pollution standards result in massive amounts of toxic chemicals ending up in the earth, water, atmosphere, and ocean. Every purchase of a made in China product must be shipped to the United States which means more oil used and more pollution.
When it breaks, as low-quality Chinese products are prone to do almost immediately after purchase, more garbage is created and you’re in the same boat but with less money.
Unsafe and deadly toxic products include dog food (which children will sometimes eat), radioactive drywall, milk, fish, virtually all toys, and others, including potentially yet undiscovered toxic products.
Take a stand on human rights! Oppose China’s eugenics and forced abortions, occupied Tibet (104 self-immolations as of this writing), labor camps, worker enslavement, religious oppression, torture, and organ harvesting. Avoid supporting these horrible atrocities with your wallet!
Generally avoiding purchases of Made in China products is an easy way to avoid financially supporting China’s policies. Conscientious consumers may, after careful investigation, make the decision to “white-list” certain items.
You might not need that next purchase of whatever. Look for used items, locally produced items, and other alternatives. Strive for non-maleficence, or “do no harm”.
Support human and environmental health, sustainability, local business and economy, human rights, and quality production — don’t vote against them with your wallet. Boycott China!