4/16/17
This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.

4/13/08

Some Oglala Lakota Hope Hemp Can Yield A Stable Government And A Healthy Economy

On the Pine Ridge Reservation, population 30,000, unemployment runs 85 percent, hundreds of tribal members are homeless, and the majority of those who aren’t live in overcrowded housing built by the federal government. The median annual income is $2,600; most people live on welfare checks and on food provided by the federal government.

Sounds real good to me. The idea that industrial hemp cannot be cultivated is outright fucking stupid and has been for years and given the situation over all and the positives this plant has it makes the position of this and past administrations ludicrous as usual. What are the Feds gonna do run 'em off the reservation or maybe send the FBI up there with some armor piercing ammo like in the old days? No matter what if these guys persist which I hope they do punisment will be metered out in one way or another. During WWII the cornfield(Iowa) was the leading hemp producer in the nation. It continues to grow wild many places.

Article courtesy of High Country News an excellent publication located in Paonia,CO.

4 comments:

  1. Great post. You know who made it so that hemp stopped being cultivated, right?

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  2. I probably should but I guess I don't at least off hand.

    Feel free to educate.

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  3. Hey, thanks for your comments. I'm definitely in favor of the Lakota having territorial sovereignty to grow hemp but unfortunately it isn't going to be allowed under present UN conventions, as it has been explained to me. Those conventions must be changed.

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  4. By the way, I think there are some very good legal arguments to the contrary and possibly very weak legal arguments to the positive, but it doesn't seem to matter much. The pretense of law is really what is going on here, where the unstated goal is colonial acquisition or extermination.

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