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Read for sure - very serious.

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1461517836120113159.html

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@elsa Wow, that’s pretty unnerving. Last year, I lived with a couple, and the guy worked in a local chicken plant as a USDA inspector. There was talk about plants maybe shutting down due to so many workers getting sick with CV. We were afraid he’d get laid off and this was when there was already a meat shortage in stores (I saw empty cases). So things got pretty scary for awhile. This time, we’re looking at the same scenario, but for different reasons. I no longer live with the couple, but I hope he doesn’t face getting laid off again. He’s in his 60’s now. Kind of late in life to find something else.

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@elsa "These inspectors have received a memo stating that they have until Friday, Nov. 19 to get [V] (despite the actual deadline being Dec. 4). The problem is that a sizable plurality of inspectors refuse to be bend to government [V] mandates (roughly 25-35%). "

I couldn't help but notice the eclipse dates!

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@rapunzelsoldierfish This evening I looked up those eclipses. Wow! (The one on the 19th is supposed to be the longest partial eclipse in over 500 years.)

Just yesterday (hours before the first eclipse) I talked at length, openly, with a client’s physical therapist—which I’ve NEVER done before. We talked about the mandates. He asked me if my employer has mandated the V. (Neither agency I work for has, as yet.) His employer is requiring it. He is applying for a religious exemption, along with many of his colleagues. This therapist has worked with my client for years, does a good job and they’re both veterans, so they’ve formed a rapport between them. I hope my client can keep his PT. 

We also talked about the food shortages and like me, he’s putting extra food away. He has a feeling something big is about to happen. (I’ve heard a lot of people say this—and NO ONE spells out plainly what that is. I guess it’s similar to the nebulous threat alluded to in Lord of the Rings….

The world has changed.
I see it in the water.
I feel it in the Earth.
I smell it in the air.

 

The next few weeks and months should be something! Tonight in the Netherlands, people are taking to the streets to protest due to some new rule barring the unvaxxed from entering restaurants, bars, events, etc. 

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Good for that PT! I hope he is able to keep his job! I feel like my job is on thin ice as an un-V'd Occupational Therapy practitioner. 

Also heard recently that many healthcare workers at medicare-funded facilities are expected to get a pay CUT due to some Biden admin decisions lately. Way to keep rewarding our healthcare heroes 🙄 I'll have to look for the exact literature on this... applies to both me and my BF. We are both OT practitioners. 

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I haven’t watched the whole video yet, but looks interesting.  🦡 🍽 🤔 Something to think about!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The whole kill to eat to survive thing common to nearly all of God's glorious creatures is something I'm not sure I'll ever forgive Him for.

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@notmycircus I initially thought this video would be about roadkill, and my answer was going to be, yup! Now I see the live-trapped possum, and my answer is still, yup! And I would make it delicious. 

Wish I could have you all over for dinner to enjoy. Especially you, @Warped! I'm quite cozy with the “kill to eat” thing, and could wax poetic about the beauty in it, all day long... It’s a paradox, for sure. Fitting for my Venus in Aries.

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I'm sure you could make even road kill into a fabulous feast if anyone could!

If you can direct me to what makes you  cozy with what you call "the beauty in it," I'd be curious.

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@warped The book, Nourishing Traditions, broadened my perspective on the dietary reasons, a long time ago. I think there is a beautiful completeness in the circle of life, and the nature of the food chain.

And then lot of it comes from my experience. That's why I wish I could have you for dinner, so you could get the full experience. I married a hunter so I became exposed to the lifestyle up close and personal, and have even become a part of it. I was with him dragging a deer out of the woods just a few nights ago. I've learned that many people who kill animals, including hunters, farmers, and homesteaders, veterinarians, have a much deeper connection with animals than people who keep that side of things at a distance. My connection deepened when I killed an animal. No life is possible without death, and accepting that fact is liberating.

I get a lot out of watching Steven Rinella's show, Meateater. It paints a fairly complete picture of the ethical hunter philosophy. My husband watches it constantly this time of year, along with other hunting shows. It has taught me how to be a better cook.

In literature, there are works by Aldo Leopold, and Wendell Berry... or even Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer. That's a really beautiful one.

 

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Thank you, I'll check these out.  We have no choice but to accept death, but I'd rather life was designed differently with no need for it!

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@warped right, we were not consulted at the design phase! 🤣

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Not consulted about participating, either!

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@cocopeaches "No life is possible without death." True! Last year, I learned this while gardening. I paid attention to nature, and realized that...nature recycles! Without death and decay, you don't have compost to enrich the soil. When leaves falls from trees to the ground, they provide insulation for the roots and allow the tree to conserve resources during the winter. While I've never had to kill an animal in order to eat (yet), that animal's death ensures my survival. Its life sustains my life. 

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@notmycircus yup, compost is a great example of how it all goes back into the system. I kill a lot of caterpillars, grasshoppers, beetles, slugs, and various other critters that would otherwise destroy my plants. Most of the time I chose to do it by hand. I follow organic practices, meaning I don't use any broad-spectrum pesticides or herbicides. This forces me to identify every little thing, weed or pest, learn about its life cycle, and then decide if I need to kill it or not. And if so, what's the best way to do so. This is opposed to arbitrarily killing every pest and pollinator without regard to their purpose in the ecosystem. For instance I have tons of moles and voles in my yard and garden, and although they seem insidious, they have actually never done any significant damage. So I let them aerate the soil and eat the grubs that would damage my plants. It's called symbiosis and it's a beautiful thing!

This is just one way that gardening has been quite the learning experience for me. One of my favorite youtube farmers said, "cultivating life is curating death." Of course farming is on an even greater scale. A lot of wildlife, including mammals, are killed or displaced due to humans growing vegetables. In that sense, everyone is killing animals to eat, but choosing to let others deal with that responsibility.

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@notmycircus This was an interesting watch. I think most of us would eat that if needed. As a vegetarian, I would if it meant the difference between life and death. As this woman says, it wasn't that long ago that our ancestors had to.

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Rumor has it fertilizer prices will go up about 200% in 2022. Anyone else hearing this?

There are a number of sites talking about the fertilizer problem, including this one:

 

https://www.agweb.com/news/crops/crop-production/fertilizer-prices-soar-near-2008-highs-supply-shocks-concerns-sprout

 

A few months CCD ago I bought a Greenstalk so I can grow a lot of food in a small space and be able to move it if needed. I’m debating about whether to buy the soil to fill it NOW, or wait until next spring. I’m also torn between starting my garden in it next spring, or going ahead and getting a fall/winter garden going. 

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Not sure how the letters CCD got in there, lol. Sometimes I type and the keyboard adds stuff. 

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@notmycircus Oh boy. We just bought a huge stash of seeds but not fertilizer...

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A lot of empty shelfs at the market  --  Publix has now posted purchase limits on holiday food items plus pet food:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/publix-limiting-purchases-of-certain-items-because-of-supply-issues/ar-AAR0lLn?li=BBnbfcL

Ladies shopping at The Fresh Market started a big bruhaha over the pies.  Meal items that had been ordered and paid for, were being rolled out of the back of the store.  Because no regular purchase pies were available, they just thought they could grab items that are already spoken for.  When told no, they started going ballistic.  

I feel sorry for the clerks that have to work Wednesday  --  the stores are always a non-stop circus on the day before a holiday.

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