Bill McGee

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I read “Clan of the Cave Bear “ in the late 1980’s

At that time all the authorities said there was no neantherdal interbreeding with Homosapiens.

Now DNA shows up to 5% in the European human genome.

I keep seeing the “earliest North American” and other areas moved back 10,000 years at a time so I think the author was very right. Like Johnny Cash said, our ancestors have “been everywhere man”
5 years ago
New London, CT.  I saw news first tower hit.  Maybe a a a pilot mistake?  2nd tower hit- this is war.
I was driving on I-95 going over bridge, thought if war this bridge will be dropped for strategic reason if major player involved. Glad when I cleared bridge. Gas’ed up quickly

I took time to think out who is doing this. Is it an auto-coup to seize power?  Don’t think it was. Drove to my job at hospital thinking we would receive patients to open up beds closer to NYC. The patients never came.

I remember hearing on the radio all NYC firefighters , including retired were all immediately called to report to duty and I knew it was bad.
5 years ago
Hello Yadigar, with an E.coli out break involving 5 children , you have the full attention of local public health and the CDC.

My opinion, work with them to find and stop the source of the outbreak. Protect the health of the children, yourselves, neighbors and community. I think child protective services will become involved if you don't work with them.
9 years ago
I've heard the astronauts bones demineralize while in space (and I assume remineralize over time when they return and do weight bearing exercise)

I would think all exercise is good, but the best is weight bearing of walking, dancing, playing (and jogging and jumping if your body is up to it)

Balance exercises and stretching also help to prevent falls and resulting broken bones.

Magnesium and phosphorous in the right measure may also play a role.

Best of luck
9 years ago
Hello Kevin, I'm no expert, but I think you should find a paleo-friendly Registered Dietician and address what is the best diet for you. Then test and monitor those numbers down.

Are you testing your blood glucose daily+.

How much exercise do you get? *(cliche warning: "sitting is the new smoking")

In my 50's I've built up to walking (or bicycling) 6 miles a day to work. It feels good. A co-worker asked me if it's hard to walk home after a long 2nd shift in the ER. My answer is no, not anymore - it just feels like thinking. It clears my head and I observe things.

* I see omega 3 fish oil used for high triglycerides - maybe add more fish in diet.
9 years ago
Al, I would choose the words local appropriate technology. It looks like a small scale palm kernal oil business.

The pre- photos show the women stirring the pots surrounded with smoke.
9 years ago
Hello Tina, My property is a 1/4 acre and I compost in a 6 x 6 foot pile. I build them out of 1/4" hardware mesh. (because of skunks, raccoons, voles, etc I use the wire fencing underneath and on top also. They don't seem attracted by the humanure - but food brings them in)

For outside cover i use leaf, grass clippings, and a few bales of straw. I also soak household paper towels and white paper mail in a 5 gal bucket (unshredded - I'm lazy). For aesthetics I always cover the paper with straw or leaves.

For inside bucket cover I have been using peat moss. Haven't been able to source good sawdust yet. Also I screened last years compost after a 6 month wait and am using that now.

I wouldn't use the plastic barrels or separate the urine. The compost breaks down best in contact with the soil (using a biofilter for absorbtion). There is a lot of info on Joe Jenkins humanure forums and good videos too.
9 years ago
Like the Seinfeld episode, seems like their is a certain bias in the hiring of these lumberjack ladies.
9 years ago
Ben Franklin: "Beer is proof that God loves us."

I like this.
9 years ago