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.

2/15/09

Bullshit Called On The Pentakillers

The United States army is to accept immigrants with temporary US visas, for the first time since the Vietnam war. But those with temporary visas will be offered accelerated citizenship if they enroll. The Pentagon hopes the scheme will cover shortages in areas like medical care and language interpretation.

Scheme is the key word here. This story is not new. Don't let anybody shit you as this is just another way to find fresh cannon fodder to participate in our failed doctrine of aggression around the globe.

"It could eventually provide the army with one in six of its recruits."

Yea I have a major fucking issue with this shit. If citizens of this country are not willing to become part of the military machine then it is not a viable entity. Possibly 17% of the military could be non citizens. Bullshit!

What I really call into question is how in the hell does the Pentagon get to manipulate the rules in place for the procedure to gain citizenship without oversight from congress. That's what pisses me off the most!

5 comments:

  1. Honey, you might as well get all the rage overwith in one series of books.

    The American Empire list is really long.

    The two that really opened my eyes first were

    The Sorrows of Empire Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic by Chalmers Johnson

    Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic also by Chalmers Johnson

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  2. My Grandfather came off the boat from England and joined WW1 for his citizenship. It is far from new ans it was even used during the Revolution!
    I can try to dig it up but I did a story because of this about two years ago and they were going to be advertising overseas. I am sure they will get plenty of recruits though I firmly believe that every singe fit individual should do their time!

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  3. Why don't we just create a Foreign Legion, like the French.

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  4. Further endorsement of Chalmers Johnson, here.

    Meanwhile, Empires in decline ALWAYS offer citizenship to exogenes who eat the Emperor's salt. Iirc, in late Rome, a Persian, or a Goth who survived 20 years in the Legions automatically won citizenship. Of course, surviving that long in a Roman legion was quitre a trick, which not many managed.

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  5. Oy vey...what else will these fuckwits think of next?

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