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.

1/7/11

Cut's In Defense My Ass

This means nothing and if anyone thinks that in 2015 this will happen chances are you will be WRONG!

To meet Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ objectives, the Army has identified $29 billion in savings over the next five years that will allow the service to preserve its force structure in the near term, according to defense officials. Starting in 2015, the Army will begin to reduce the size of its active-duty force by 27,000 troops. However, until then, it will be able to maintain a force larger than 547,000. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey announced earlier in the day that the Army is about to finish growing its active-duty force by an additional 22,000 soldiers. The service plans to stay at that level, roughly 569,000 through the end of 2013. Then, the force would begin to come back down to 547,000, he said.

What can be said for a certainty is that 499 of our guys were killed last year and three so far this year.

Another thing that can be said for certain unlike the bull shit above that  means squat our guys will continue to get hammered for years because our county loves blood and guts and more importantly death when it's not our own it's happening to.

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year and Month

CoalitionU.S.
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
200100000000035412
20021012951301151149
2003471221324246148
200492338523457152
2005216184272151173399
20061177111189106107198
20070145811121418810116117
2008718517282022271613155
200915151361225455140591818317
2010303126203460655542505333499
20113000000000003

6 comments:

  1. Yeah, I wasn't impressed either w/that so-called budget cut. The amount of cash that went into that bullshit boggles my mind. The MIC (military industrial complex) will still be alive and well.

    Remember when a billion was a huge amount? Now a days its trillion.

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  2. Yes Dusty-like the Alaskan Pipeline. Seven billion or so. It was one of the biggest expenditures this country ever made if I remember correctly.

    I have no hope these numbers will ever change. Only a total collapse of the economy here and around the world would force it.

    No way is guvment going to do it.

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  3. Want to cut defense spending? Get the hell out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Want to pretend you are cutting defense spending? Talk about minor personnel cuts in five years from now.

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  4. 29 billion is spare change to those fuckers.

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  5. Yup Busted-life is good on the defense budget gravy train.

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