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a few lines from the crackbird saga

As I finally come up to the station, a border agent steps out and says "hello, you coming into the U.S."? For just a minute I think about telling him, " no, I am just walking backwards to the arctic circle for the Guinness book, but you caught me and I will go home now". I thought about this because I know above all else, where there is government, there is stupidity in endless quantities. I was hoping to get out of this alive, but I soon realized it was not going to happen. I answer, " yes, I am just heading home to Michigan from a trip up into the Yukon". He then says, " You'r crossing in Montana. Wouldn't it have been easier to go straight across through the upper peninsula of Michigan"? I think to myself, " no hit Sherlock, but I was hoping to cross unabated so I chose to cross here". I answer, " I am just taking the scenic route. I didn't know these remote stations were manned". He replies, " yes, but only sporadically.

2016 Convert Fundraiser for Farm Aid in Bristow VA not Bristol

Dial 1 800 Farm iad for updates

2016 Farm Aid Sept. 17 Virginia 1 800. FARM AID

Tabling, Good Foods and Music by Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp. This year in Virginia. Dial 1 800 FARMAID for more details.

Farm Aid 2016: Sept 17 Bristol VA:Appalachia

Hear music, enjoy tabling information and meet with US residents, organizers and citizens taking in rural and ag problems. dial 1800 FARM AID for information.

Farm Aid 2016 Sept 17 Bristol Va

Dial 1 800 FARM AID. Tabling permitted with permission

White House petition to determine whether Donald Trump violated any federal laws

We petition the Obama administration to:

Determine whether Donald Trump violated any federal civil or criminal laws by establishing "Trump University"

Yeah, it's kinda anticlimactic to go after Trump for a fraud case when he's planning hideous attacks on minorities, but remember that Al Capone wasn't convicted of gangsterism, but of income tax evasion.

White House petition to determine whether Donald Trump violated any federal civil or criminal laws by establishing "Trump University"

We petition the Obama administration to:

Determine whether Donald Trump violated any federal civil or criminal laws by establishing "Trump University"

Hillary Clinton's affinity with the MegaBanks

Despite the top 1% making prolific profits off of middle class Americans’ credit card debt, Senator Hillary Clinton of New York State made it very clear whose side she was on when working families struggled.  It was not the same side as Senator Bernie Sanders. 

6 Employees injured or killed NW of Kennesaw in Poultry Feed Plant in Rockmart Feb

NPR radio 90.1 fm reported that an explosion due to dust in corn meal made into poultry feed was responsible for the death of 25 year old Justin Deems an employee and injuries to 5 oter employees inside the  plant owned by JCG

SE Regional Roundtable 2016 Feb

Chapel Hill is suffering through an ordeal of 3 innocent muslim residnts murdered in an apartment complex according to National NPR hearde on 90.1 fm.

Muslims, Jews and Christians share many historical sites and housing as well as commercial zones near each other. Violence is not always the norm.

Coal Slowdown in US cuts taxes in KY for social services bby county

 Many US coal plants have been converted to natural gas which for years has benen pumped from Louisiana. This has reduced the number of underground and surface miners who essentially work in Wyoming the largest producer, WEst Virginia the seconf larghest producer, and Kentucky, the 3rd largest producer. Other states such as Pennsylvania and Alabama have active mines and employ miners but they do are a much smaller section of this industry.

 

Kentucky passes a law in 1981 due to pressure from people who objected to the royalty status of outside coporationjs who own nearly a1,000,000 surface acres abd 1,000,000 mineral rights which are under the surface.

Most of this is byween Interstate 64 and Interstate 75.

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