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.

7/16/09

Ft. Carson Veterans Continue To Kill At Home

OTC has written on this before. The numbers seem to be changing but we're talking about 11 murders and two attempted homicides. What annoys me is that the Army refuses to admit that part of the reason these soldiers are killing is because of their service and what they experienced in Iraq.

Army officials speaking Wednesday denied there was any connection between combat and crime, pointing out that their own data show 65 percent of violent crimes committed by soldiers were done by troops who had not been to war.

These killings of mostly women have been perpetrated by one unit. But I find this extremely troubling and I wonder how many more murders have been committed by veterans who have served in these two hellholes called Iraq and Afghanistan?

And on top of that the fact that the Army continues to obviously lie at will.

We have no control-not even a little bit over the military. And they have the most and the biggest guns.

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  1. This frustrates me to tears. My mom ran a bar during the Vietnam war. It was a great place unless the marines got in. Damaged and drunk and always looking for a fight, those guys were. The Army presence here is and was negligible, but I'm sure she would not have allowed them in either. Damaged by a system which damages them even more by punishing "head cases." Nobody wants any evidence of treatment for mental health issues in their service jacket. The system is so destructive. :(

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