Saturday, December 17, 2011

Little Buddies

 My littlest Buddy walking on three legs with one tucked under him. I don't know what's wrong. If it's broken or a shoulder problem but he can't walk on it. Feel so sorry for the little guy and want to help him when I can. He's so friendly and likes being close to you when held. I'll call to him and he walks over limping to me, looking up with those sad eyes.

The two babies, brother and sister, one male and one female. They have their winter coats on. The male has a scar on his neck from running into something. There's one more orphan baby they hangs out with the kids but she looks like an outsider the way the other deer treat her. Food is sparse. Deer need to constantly be eating to generate body warmth. It takes a lot of grass and leaves for them to stay warm on cold nights where it's 25F degrees out. Water is frozen in the morning except for the cascading water setup I have for them. The moving water doesn't freeze. They are so hungry at times I see them eating cat food.

Suppose you had a town named after the trees around it but they are dying because of climate change. Do you rename the town of Aspen to something else like Weeds, Rocks or Dirt?

P.M. is a B.M

U.K.'s prime minister turns out to be a B.M. defending selling of crap stocks and bonds in the U.K. financial markets. Turns down any deals to stabilize the E.U.. Just amazing how people that caused the economic problems of the world hide behind skirts and get away with fraud causing everyone else to take the loss and pick up the pieces.  Law makers seem to loose there spines and fine a great Christmas bonus under the tree while everyone else gets a lump of coal. It's not even a lump of coal because that's worth something but a promissory note for a lump of coal. Are law makes so weak they can't stand up to the super wealthy who caused all this fraud and economic ciaos around the world. In Asian countries lawmakers would be asked to pull out a long knife and plunge it into themselves. They do because they have a sense of honor. That's a word that has gone by the wayside. When I hear people talking about their morals but do nothing except aid these fraudsters, helping them carry off their truck loads of money to off shore accounts where they don't pay taxes. Evil is evil and it's everywhere. How they can say they are on the side of good is a real joke. It's not good for any country to have this parasites leading the country or in positions of leadership dealing with any kind of wealth. What's worse is they deal with other peoples money taking it all for themselves. At least parasites don't kill the host.

"There is no crisis that capitalism can't get out of as long as the public is willing to pay for it."

Boehner Quest

 photo by AP

"Grover's got his finger so far up my butt, he's pulled my spine out." John walks funny because he houses corporations up his bunghole. Taking advantage of insider trading John invested in the medical industry after the health care bill was past. Since he became speaker he seems to be sober when he's speaking these days. The spray on tan still follows him and rubs off on others saying only what he's told to say. John isn't much of a leader, more a follower like a carrot hanging in front of his face he follows but that carrot is greenbacks of industry telling him what to do. If people ever found out he's only defending the one percent no one would be a republican. Then again republican voters mainly aren't the sharpest pencils in the box. Mostly high school grads they never look what's behind the bumper stickers because that requires reading something voters don't like to do. Like John voters need to be told how to vote. That is what churches do in the republican party. Only a republican voter would vote himself higher taxes for himself and tax cuts for the very wealthy. They would vote for lower wages and less benefits thinking that would be good for the republican party. Yes, republican get out and vote on issues that don't mean anything and they claim it's all about the Constitution some thing they have never read but only heard other talk about. That is the tea bagger for you. Let them keep their guns and second amendment while the bankers rob them blind again. When wall Street implodes again you only have the tea baggers to blame and the defender of the one percent.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Taking note of the Little Buddy

Taking note of the little buddy. Big fellow looks at the hurt skunk that walks on three legs and tucks one under him. He's a real inspiration to keep going when it looks grim. He's been limping around for the last three months. I'm not sure what happened to Little Buddy but he sure gives it his all. He's had a hard life loosing his mother at birth. He's been on his own except for me. He follows me around even into the house if the door is open. As long as I get close to the ground he isn't scared off. Then he climbs on me but not so much since he got hurt.

Pass some crap and go home for Christmas

I can't believe bonehead Boehner, a bondwoman to Texas oil corporation. Why he tacked on the Tar Sands Oil pipeline to the spending bill while 1 out of 2 Americans are in poverty. Michelle Bachman got her two cents in blocking ban on incandescent light bulbs in this bill. She needed to look useful like she did something great but it only means people using old bulbs will be using more energy. That means burn more carbon fuels but then republicans don't care about the planet or peoples health. It's clear because everyone running for the president says they are going to repeal the health care bill. Boehner made investments into health care and made millions because of his insider trading. Newt also made millions over the last ten years in health care. He left running that investment but still getting the big bucks, the profits for people paying high prices for health care. Republicans want high priced health care because they are investing in those corporations. Look at it this way, every pill you take is tied to pennies going into the pockets of lawmakers. Every x-ray you get or test you get profit goes to lawmakers and the inside investments they made. Anyone else in the country would go to jail doing what they do. It's legal for them because they wrote the law excluding them from insider trading.

1 out of 2 people in the United States is in the poverty range. That's 50% of the population of the country. Why don't republican care about those votes because they depend on high school grads to vote for them. Educated people don't vote for them because they know better unless they are rich and calling in favors. When I hear the people in Iowa say they have moral and are conservative I really have to laugh but it makes me angry how easily swayed those simple minds are. They care more about religion like it's a real science. They don't believe in science as the rivers over flow and ask why it's happening. Their answer to that is it's God's wrath on the sinners. No it's global warming from to much Carbon Dioxide and other green house gases.

What amazes me is the basic poor republican voter will shoot themselves in the foot because of the people they vote for. They still think trickle down economics works and if you give the rich tax breaks and they get a token tax break they think they are doing great. Wealthy starts at 800 million dollars or at least it did back in 1980, I'm sure that value has gone up since then. The wealthy don't measure wealth in dollars but units of wealth. One unit is 400 million dollars and you can live comfortably with two units. That is an old stat from 1980. So when you get a check for $250 dollars for your big tax break while the wealthy are depositing hundreds of millions of dollars into their banks, you better ask yourself if bankrupting the country so you can get a $250 dollar check by voting for someone that is giving his friends hundreds of millions of dollars is worth it all.

So what is a constrictive? For the person that's church going and has no knowledge of the world, or the small business owner that might make less then a couple hundred thousand a year, your not even in the playing field with the big boys. What gets me is the pandering that goes on and people say they believe what they are saying. This last tax break for people making under $250,000 which also includes the lawmakers the ones doing insider trading and stashing their cash on some island so they don't pay taxes on the full amount of what they made that year just the amount the tax payers paid them.

When republicans bring up social security and say it's going to be bankrupt in three or four decade, that is if you stop paying into it right now and keep paying money out to people then yes it would. Social Security pays people from the interest made on the money you paid into the trust found. Republicans can't stand it that their that much money they can't get their hands on. They will say, "Lets invest it in the stock market." Well you seen how honest the people at the stock market are. Hedge funds were beating companies and stocks are going to fail while selling them to you saying, "trust us, it's a deal. You can't loose." But when you loose they say that's the stock market, that's the way it goes. Your left with empty pocket looking for change to buy your next meal.

So what is a conservative? They are the ones sending your jobs over seas and will smile as they lay you off. Then tell you in a one company town they your smart, you'll land on your feet. That is after you loose your house because the banks sold you an imposable loan, telling you that you can get a new loan in a couple years and refinance you home so the interest rate will come down them. You buy that up because the banker wouldn't lie to you, would he. He's honest and through in some Evangelical catch phases so he must be a moral person just like Newt. Newt who changes wives as fast as he changes religions. Do you think what he does might have an alternative motive? Is he just doing it for fun and profit? Maybe just profit.

Conservatives are high on anal vapors. When Boehner says he's going to put in a pile line project that's going to help one corporation in Texas doesn't that make you wonder who is leading him around by the hog ring. I'm sure he's got a stock option going with people like the Koch brothers and Koch industries who make a $110 billion dollars a year. You can buys a lot of politicians with that kind of money. You can also write your own laws and push them on law makes to pass too. ALEC seems to do that very well. They were the ones that are going after the unions and collective bargaining to break unions to drive down wages even further.

Think about it, it's just like slavery but you get to go home between the time you work.

The local news had a story about a company on the delta that makes boat cover. The guy said he can't make them fast enough. It's boat covers not for poor peoples boats that's for sure. He wanted them to work hard for $10 dollars an hour. Yet he's making money hand over fist. He can't put in enough hours and is expanding. Seeing that he's the only one there besides his wife, I take it he's not very easy to get along with, seeing him throw bolts of cloth across the table.

NASA scientist say if the Tar Sands pipeline goes in that's it for trying to control climate change. Like George Bush said, "Climate change is good, you can build houses in winter time in the Midwest." Only republican deny the accident in front of them and say it's not happening because dollar signs are blinding them.

350 parts per million was the measurement of the max carbon dioxide could get to and only raise the global temperature 2 degrees. Right now it's at 380+ parts per million of carbon dioxide. Some say that's the point of no return. Countries are fighting about shipping routes in the arctic. They are planning for ice free arctic. An ice free arctic will cause a faster warming of the planet. Right now while they are putting treaties off it's up 3 1/2 degrees. That causes bigger storms and more snow because the oceans put more moisture in the air which blows over land and comes down. Any republican that doesn't believe in global warming shouldn't get any disaster relief.

I don't understand why people after seeing what Bush, Chaney and Reagan did to the country they would still vote for the same people. Is that insane? Why would you vote for someone with a God complex, that thinks or knows everything he's done was right. Oh, that's right God told him. God told him to take over the world.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Lunch at Le Porch

Little Buddy, the one with the broken arm. I do everything I can to help my little buddy. He's such a nice little one and climbs on me and follows me around.
Baby Tigger kitten and Momma Kitty
Tiny one on a sunny afternoon coming for lunch.
Fresh milk for the tiny one and the kitties. Everyone shares.
He out walked me on three legs as I limped behind trying to catch up to see what was wrong with his leg.
Walking away after a good lunch
Relaxed and tail down, still has that bad limp where he hops along on three legs.
Looking back saying good bye, my little friend walks back to his den.
Bye little buddy, see you tomorrow.

Broken Antler doesn't get him down

 Not sure how this buddy broke his antler but he's not giving up.  Was watching him practice on a bush the other night. At first I thought the antlers were starting to fall off like they do every year. I was asked if I could tell the black tail deer from a mule deer. Yes you need to be around then to see minor things like their noses. They bread together so many traits are shared.

The deer here have become nice friends to learn from. I'm just amazed in talking to them they seem to know every word I say. I just don't understand how someone can break up a family and harm these gentle creatures. Would be nice to see a hunter stuck on the front of a car going down the road. At least that would be a game both sides would understand.

 Happy female smiles for a picture  next to the one antler buddy

Can't tell if the antler was broken while fighting or it broke off when it was growing in. They are live bone and bleed when damaged. I've seen one deer that spun his antler downward after falling in the heavy snow December 3rd 2008. That was really hard on everyone. I have a couple bags of grain I fed them until the snow melted a week later. There were so many deer here looking so sad and hungry. They need to constantly be eating all the time to stay warm. Grass and leaves are turned into energy but it's a lot of work. That was one of the worst storm I experienced up here. I heard that it used to snow more years ago but has been getting less and less. That storm covered everything knocking down power and phone lines. Took out the transformer here.

Sprockets and Baby Raccoon

"Hi Baby!" "But I'm a loving kitty that want to play"
 Come on buddy let play.
Your just a baby like me. You want to play with me?

Sprockets Kitty sees every one that comes here as a friend. She watches everyone that I interact with closely. The deer will walk up to her and watch her closely. Sprockets is fascinated by the deer also but keeps her distance. She watches me petting the skunks and picking burs out of their hair from a distance too. It's easier to pet a skunk then get close to any of the kitties.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Flat and little beady eyes

I have only seen this type bug one time but there's another bug that looks like this and blends into the bark of the tree. It was a cold day out and it's antennas were moving real slow. Looks like it has wings too. Sort of looks like a giant tic if there is such a thing. Has to be really specialized to look like this.

Just a big baby

Relaxed and enjoying a nice dinner of cat food. I really find it so fascinating how close bears are to us except the head shape. They have a vey similar frame as we do. Everything is somewhat the same and in the same places. Yes they can kill humans but that's not in there interest. They mainly eat nuts and berries and just a little bit of small furry creatures like squirrels and rabbits. This little guy a big baby is very shy and runs up a tree if I startle him. I've got to the point where he will sit for a picture and you can see he's very happy and smiling.

Puppy Girl

Everyone gets a turkey dinner Out at Bob's. Puppy Girl comes for dinner with her sister and baby. They get along with the kitties, skunks and raccoons although momma raccoon lets out a growl if the babies are there as a warning to stay away from her babies. The kit fox sure is a smart creature and does respond to my voice and hand gestures as good as the deer and bears. She has that classic mark on her nose, that black spot just like the other foxes do. He tail makes up almost half the length of her. I noticed in some books they measure the fox from nose tip to tail tip. As she walks her tails straight out. I think that tricks other animals into thinking the kit fox is much bigger then it is. I haven't seen her hair up close and wonder if it's like skunks hair that grows in two tones of color, half black and half white. If you saw her walking around her you would think it's a tame dog that's been with me for years, it's just that smart.

Colors of the day and time of the year

Changing colors and falling leaves. It's that time of year of cold and wet weather. Just hate raking up all the leaves. Does smell nice all the fireplaces going at night. The damp moist air cut through your cloths to let you know you have feelings. One thing about it being cold is you can put on more cloths unlike when it's hot. You spend more time inside in the fall and winter. Nice to see the ground get green with grass after the hot summer.

New visitor this morning. Much bigger then the kit fox but a smaller tail the coyote has learned how to survive with man and takes advantage of the surroundings finding pets good for dinner. It's amazing that a couple coyotes this size can take down a full sized deer. I noticed this guy was sniffing around for something fresh. Just hope they stay away and leave the smaller creature here alone.
Coyote in the morning light

Early bird gets the bug. Watch the woodpecker this morning making holes in the oak tree going after bugs. The bird was on the tree all morning. It would go between two trees and go back to the same spots.

Not looking forward to raking leaves but someone has to do it. Either that or have them stick to my feet when I walk into the house. I raked leaves for two days last week and the place was looking real good. I guess I'll be doing this again soon.

Free Bird

Good looking mother turkey and a very misunderstood bird. No they aren't stupid and they don't drown in the rain when looking up, that's a myth made by city folks. Passive and friendly birds and very family oriented teaching there young for my years. It's the farmed birds that are messed up because they aren't exposed to any bird that can teach them. The farm birds are very sad looking. Feathers are all bent up looking real bad. No they don't eat acorns either deer do not turkeys they just are too big for the bird.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Pasta Night with a few Friends

 Little extra for everyone
 It's even fun to eat
Even the Kitfox likes Bob's pasta

Maken' faces being silly

Cool Pictures

Have my pictures set on my screen saver and was watching the pictures go by when I realized I need to share some of these. I really have some great shots and only looked originally at just a few or one that day. I was taking pictures of native plants that were in bloom in July. Since it's dry in the summer these plants are real slender and small. Special insects pollinate these plants too. 
 This plant is so small I used a spacer between the lens and tripod to get this close. The flower on this plants about 1/8 inch a cross, very small. The total plant isn't much more then a few inches tall.
 After the flowers it forms these seed in the round spheres. I noticed that the deer like native plants and not the ones brought here from the Europe invasion. Many of the native plants stay green even in the hottest of the summer months and are below the dried European grasses. I pulled the grasses out of the way this year and the green undergrowth took off. I was watching the deer stick there heads close to the ground eating something but it wasn't until I removed the dried grass did I see they were eating the native plants close to the ground.
 These little flowers aren't much but they are coming in in the dry dirt where it's not watered during the hottest part of summer. I had a couple potted trees that didn't make it because of the heat when it was over a hundred several days in a row. The trees were being watered at night but it wasn't enough to cool the trees down from the extreme day heat. I don't think they are going to pull through after growing for 5 years here. It has been a different weather pattern since I first moved here. The last four years it became summer like weather in January and February, then went back to freezing cold rain and snow. We had a very late spring. Even the wildlife seem to have babies late in the year. The deer babies still had spots on them last month.
 This is an interesting plant. The plant starts off growing close to the ground and is very leafy. The leaves almost lay on the ground they grow that close to the ground and under everything. It send this stem up and the wind caries the seeds. As you can see here the flowers are small and the seeds follow the flowers while the top part is still green and forming flowers. Depending on the surrounding  plants depends on how tall the center stem will grow. They can be from around a 10 inches to 24 inches tall.
This is just a cute picture of a deer checking out the kitten. The kittens are a bit on the wild side and don't want anything to do with me except food. That area of the yard is full of mint. There's also a plant that has a skunk like smell when the dew sets on it in the evening. The kittens are very unique in they they really stick together as a family fun and play partners. The white kitten in the background and black and white kittens are both females. I never seen cats climb trees like these guys do. It's not just a few feet up but they go way up the trees. The white kitten tried making friends with a couple baby raccoons. They also find the deer fascinating and sneak up and watch them. The rope on the cedar fence doesn't do anything it's there for looks. Thought it give it that pirates of the Caribbean type look. I noticed while on the ride that the rope on the posts didn't do anything either. It was there for looks.

Friday, November 04, 2011

LinkedIn took my Address Book

One day I got a email from a friend asking me to sign up for LinkedIn. I thought it was from my friend but turns out it was a bot, a LinkedIn bot. They sold I'm guessing my address book to spammers. That's when my mail accounts were hijacked. I got a letter from Microsoft after getting tons of returned emails in my inbox because they weren't email addresses but phone numbers, so they didn't email. Microsoft closed my account and sent a letter how to clean up the mess. The returned emails had Russian and other countries some with that use sand-script. I know LinkedIn was pushing to get up it's membership so they could look better when they went public driving up stock prices. They even started placing ads on here my blog page since my email address was in my address book. Makes me wonder if I need to encrypt my whole hard drive for security. That would be rather extreme. They didn't ask if they could steel my address book and mail everyone I know. After signing up to LinkedIn I started getting mail telling me who all has signed up. I have a lot of mad friends because of LinkedIn because of the amount of mail they have sent them. The mail looks like it came from me but didn't. The sites they want you to go to have malware. I'm real glade to hear that their stock price has dropped in the past few days. So dropped out of LinkedIn and I hope after reading this you won't be sucked into the LinkedIn scam.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Above the law

Been listening to a few interviews about people mainly in the government that seem to be above the law. Until they screw up big time they get away with everything. They say it's in the interest of the country that they don't even get brought up on charges saying that it would make the country look bad. Jerrold Ford's pardon of Nixon was the first big public pardon. Look forward and not back. That what was said about the Bush war in Iraq and all the lies that created that war. French money man was above the law also. Too big for jail for rape. Bernie wasn't too big for jail and needed to be stopped because he just hurt too many people and needed to be set as an example but for who. All the bankers selling crap and then taking out a beat saying that what they were selling was going to fail. Some insider trading people have been prosecuted but not that many. What happens when you screw up and almost crash the country and world economics you get a post in the presidents cabinet. Greenspan should be one of those people to help pay off all the losses because he wasn't minding the store which he was in charge of. Greenspan should end up penniless because of his actions. Phil Gramm and his wife Wendy should be looked into but they are people above the law. Not even on the fair playing field but able to change the system to make was was illegal changed to make it unmoral but now some what legal. Then the republican are always saying they are the moral party, what a joke. You need a job, a loan from a bank, lost money with your retirement program, republicans pilfered your money. Now they want to get the money of social security so they can steel that too.

Why do the republicans keep saying that they need to fix social security if it has so much money in the trust fund, it because they can't get their hands on that trust fund money. They would take all that money and leave everyone starving in the streets after taking their homes. Just come up with bank papers saying they own your house and kick you out with nothing. Why because they act above the law.

Ever wonder why programs seem to cost way more then you think it should cost? Well they add in fees for friends. That finds it's way into the pockets of election campaigns, build houses for senators, starts wars and hide drug and missile transactions. Then there's the countries we aren't suppose to do business with but when you have a ex-president on the board and a vice president that was your CEO then you can get tankers of oil from these countries. It's good that several EU countries have arrest warrants for some people for crimes against humanity and will end up at the World Court. I was told before by an accounting teach that wars are about land or money. Iraq was about money, oil. GWB had a map of Iraq on the whitehouse wall soon as he moved in and put his staff working on how to invade Iraq right from the beginning. When Bush said, "Now that should do it." after 9/11 and making the case for invading Iraq on a pile of lies. When you lie to the country it's not for the good of the country it's for personal gain and should be treason.

Manning for showing the world how the military was killing people at random and laughing about it as they were doing it never were charged. Seeing the video I wonder how they are living with themselves. Wonder if they are the ones committing suicide for killing innocent reporters and children. How can they justify their actions. Did the military give out blood money to all the families to make the problem go away?
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Monday, October 31, 2011

Little faces

 Momma Kitty
 Momma Kitty
Self serve. Deer lining up to help themselves to sticking their heads into the grain bag. They learn to open a sealed grain bag by watching me open them.

Happy Face

After photographing humans to capture emotions I have tried capturing the wildlife's expressions. At first I didn't know what I was looking at. Slowly it started coming to me. It wasn't so much just seeing it but feeling it. Now this is a Happy Face. I've seen this little bear scared at the sight of me and wanting to climb a tree for protection. Once it became a little used to me I could see the difference in his eye and face. The deer you can see smile or have a concern look to their face. Even the turkeys would express themselves. Older raccoons look the same almost as the young raccoons. There is a little rounded heads to the baby raccoons. They sure do look cute out exploring the world learning from mom. She's real protective of her babies and even growls at me if I get to close even though I've known her from a baby. Each animal has a way of expressing itself. For the most part I've found wildlife not to be too wild. Most people are frightened at the sight of anything they don't understand. I'm closer to the wildlife then my kittens. They run off at the sight of me even if I'm trying to help them. The kitfoxes are really something and come close to me. I thought it was a cat the first time I seen one but it was sitting down. When it stood up that long tail showed up. I've found that all the wildlife have a degree of smarts. I don't try to harm them and they see that. The deer I swear totally understand me and ever word I say. They even come to different names I've called them over the years. It's hard not excepting their friendship when it's offered no matter what they look like.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Little Fuzzy Kittens

 You can click on the pictures to zoom in
 Got the lion thing going on

Little Puppy

 My friend the Kitfox walking up on the cedar fence
 Trying to take a flash picture in the dead of dark. Still you can see the color of the Kitfox.
 Kitfox and skunk wandering around. Everyone gets along here.
Running up close and sort of out of focus. My little friend is very hyper
I'm really amazed at the Kitfoxes because of how friendly they are. I can talk them over to a spot where I tossed a piece of cheese which they really like. This is the larger of the two Kitfoxes. They are very small creatures and the tail acts like a counter weight for balance. It's really got strong looking little legs. I'll walk on the porch and the puppy comes up on the walkway and sits down about 10 feet from me. The first time I seen a Kitfox here I thought it was one of the cats because it was sitting down. I called it over and motioned with my hand. It darted to the porch for some cat food. Being around dogs and wolves in the past I never seen anyone as smart as this little guy. It really is smart. 

The baby raccoon's and mothers are here. Have the cutest albino baby, it's the lightest one year and almost looks white in the tree. Pasta night out at Bob's. Everyone likes pasta and cat food. The little skunk with the hurt front paw is here. It's a real friendly skunk that follows me everywhere. It's got a star like marking on it's forehead. I just hate seeing it limping getting around but it seems to be doing much better. It's holding food in bother paws so I don't think it's broken. They tend to jump off things or fall off and not know how far it is down. I see the baby raccoon's don't know where to wash their hands or drink the milk left out for the kittens. What still amazes me is wildlife isn't as wild as you think it is. That you can make friends with them. The wildlife is easier to get close to then the kittens.