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All you RAW’sters on Facebook, and some of you with your websites on Eating Raw,
especially you 2…
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of FullyRaw
and Scotty O – Scott Mathias of Scott Mathias Raw,
between you 2, and yes, all the rest of you as well, you’ve been getting to me and I thank you!
So, it’s Dec 8, 2013, I’ve been thinking about this and there’s Meg & Me and all of you…
Nine days back, I took an about turn!
I’ve been following many of you in Facebook on the foods you’ve been showing. The RAW’s are catching my eyes, and since I used to be a rather devout vegetarian, I’ve noticed myself reading up on about all those good things I once used to eat and I’m asking myself… what happened? I used to easily eat better 30 – 40 years ago, far easier than I can now. Now it’s not so easy. I’ve also been wondering how this planet’s going to continue feeding itself. Fukushima’s spewing radiation daily into the Pacific, basically the whole Pacific is now a danger zone, fish anyone? Then, like never before, we’re experiencing extreme storms, heat, cold, air quality’s a mess, riots, wars, country’s financial breakdowns, cities going bankrupt, gold prices vs the dollar… they just don’t balance and now there’s Bitcoin… hmm & NSA… nothing like getting your fingers caught in the cookie jar and now there’s Whistleblowers up for awards. Our population’s growing way beyond its deaths and bottom line… we’re noticing extreme shortages of safe drinking water and edible foods.
Time for a change?
Nine days back I began my day differently, with a smoothy, using grapes, kiwi fruit, apple, celery, strawberries, spinach, bananas, celery, kale, tomatoes, lemons, limes, pineapple… not all each time, but after 9 days I can easily say, the change feels good and the signs look positive.
Ten days back… brekkie began with 2 or 3 bananas, those were ok, but then it progressed to 2 poached eggs, 2 slices of tasty cheese, an avocado, all on 2 pieces of thin sliced Vogel toasted bread & coffee, lots of coffee, then as the day progressed, heaps of bananas. Then came dinner and something I latched onto, 3-4 months ago, that I left out years back… pasta. Hmmm, dead noodles, ah ha, ok, well with the pasta I had an avocado, red onion, tomatoes, broccoli or cauliflower, mmm NZ salmon, or skinned chicken, or any number of store bought fish from the seafood counters. The pasta brought carbs, oops, too much mass and finally my body said…
Whoa, stop the boat, something’s getting off!
So something had to go…
– The first was the chicken. I’d heard enough about these caged and uncaged birds, supposedly free range. I’m not buying into that anymore!
– The next was the fish. They all looked so lovely in the display, but it’s been gnawing away at me, ever since Fukushima began soiling its radioactive guts into the sea. NZ sellers here still are saying they do not know if anyone is checking for radiation in these fish and I continually keep hearing about shark being sold under many names, angel fish, lemon fish and others but the stories say they are all riddled with mercury, and the majority of the rest of the fish being sold here are all being caught with huge long line trawlers, that I read are simply wiping out our fish stocks on this planet! For a while I thought maybe NZ salmon might be ok, at least for a while, but now I hear they mostly came from farmed salmon, that may or may not be safe, from NZ’s south island, however, I simply do not trust what any officials in NZ are telling us about our foods bought here, full stop!
A few days back, I read, from a friend…
Pacific Coast – RADIATION levels …
“The levels exceeded federal drinking water thresholds, known as maximum contaminant levels, or MCL, by as much as 181 times.” This means that the complete ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean is now poisoned with radiation and we aren’t being warned.”
Hers are not the only reports, there are many these days but no official specifics.
Why? It honestly all sounds like a very big cover up.
I used to live in the Pacific North West (PNW). My favorite fish back then was the sockeye salmon, yum, it was the top end of the salmon chain for me, and I used to love eating sushi… I ate tons of it back then! After the oil spill of the Exxon Valdez, and their use of Corexit to disperse the oil in that clean up, I read the Corexit killed everything, fish, people, all living things, sea level down to 500 feet, so, so much for the delightful sockeye, of the Pacific North West for me, and over these last few years, some professional fisherman I used to know in the PNW, that I still keep loosely in touch with, they’ve said they believe the fish they are catching are too contaminated with radiation to sell, yet the Co-Ops deny it & are still buying and shipping them out. If you catch fish up there commercially, you either sell through a Co-Op or there’s very few willing to buy. I think there’s a far more serious issue going on here with seafood, than those unknowing have been led to believe. There’s even some that have not even heard of the Exxon Valdez. I suppose… I am not one of them. I’m just trying to find a safe way to eat, for myself and for my Meg, and with a bit of luck, maybe we can find and share a safer way to survive what this planet is throwing out at us these days.
Next… Veggies & Fruit, yikes, what about them? I eat heaps of them, mostly bought from local growers here in NZ, but some of the stuff also comes from overseas. I prefer buying local, just the same, if I don’t grow it or catch it, it makes me wonder, and what I can catch, or grow, that makes me wonder now too! So what to eat and what is the safest, or should I ask what is the least deadly… now there’s a good question!
I read last August, that Sergey Brin, billionaire co-founder of Google, had bankrolled an effort to produce the world’s first synthetic lab-grown hamburger. Hey, thinking about this for a moment, I looked up an old page of mine with a world population clock link on it and as I followed that link I found that as of today, our world’s population is 7,197,733,172 and growing by the second, but I also read an alarming fact…
Births this year so far were 129,842,525 and deaths were 53,574,686.
We’re obviously going to run out of food unless a way is found to feed the masses and sadly, already a huge amount of those masses are already starving and/or have been for many years, but at this rate of births, our planet is unsustainable.
Ok, now how about Meg, she’s my best friend & companion… so what about feeding her?
I understand dogs share 99.9% of its DNA with wolves and I don’t believe in the days when the wolf first appeared that they were lining up in the cue at McDonald’s.
DaMeggie Oe is a fox terrier, she’s slim, fit, no fat on her, healthy as a fox, and I feed her from
Raw Essentials, a company here in NZ, utilizing a range of wild, noxious pests and farmed human-grade animals from New Zealand. They say there is nothing added to their nutritious, natural, wholefood diet. That’s good for me. I don’t eat the stuff but it’s sold marked as not fit for human consumption, but it appears safer than store bought meats for human consumption, so go figure! I feed Meg their rabbit, hare, heart, tripe, wallaby, chicken, duck, goat & lamb… mostly all from the south island of NZ and she gets absolutely no grocery chain pet foods from any of the major food chains, or from any of the other butchered unknown meaty food selling places here on our shores. She’s healthier than I am, but let’s remember, her DNA leads to the wolf. My DNA… still unknown, could be alien, I might have a bar code somewhere, think I should see if it scans?
That’s it this time, for a new direction and I think it’s time for a new bite as well!
Obviously RAW comes in different versions, depending on whether you’re a humanoid or canine.
Oh, those 2 above I mentioned, I think they have some pretty good shares to be found on their websites & on Facebook too, so, I posted their links below, your choice, and thanks for the read and please share me a Like and I’ll see if I can keep these informative!
Here’s their Facebook links:
Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of FullyRaw
Scott Mathias of Scott Matias Raw
‘Tis the season, Season’s Greetings to you & to all your followings,
eat well, stay happy, be wise, & here’s to a good yum, slurp & a chew,
as we see our way through the rest of this extraordinary year!
Douglas & DaMeggie Oe!
A year ago, we were still up in the hills, where I got these pics below, some of my Points of View, shot right off the balconies, it was nice up there! We’ve since come down off that hill, most made it through 2012 without too much of a bang, the world is still here & it’s summer time again on our NZ shores!
As some of you know, that Like to follow us in here, from time to time,
I often enjoy sharing music into some of these pages, to help
get across my emotional point of view.
Here’s some of my favorites & I hope it slips you into a nice sort of groove ::::
Deadmau5, Avicii, Armin Van Burren, Reflekt, Chicane and Dennis de Laat.
Righty Oh, you’re looking for sense? You’ve come to the right place, so here’s the Black & White of it all… NZ’s still branded as 100% Pure New Zealand, there’s been a few slip ups along the way but we’ll come right, we’re movin on into Summer and sense here is never far away… makes sense now? No, have another glass of our lovely NZ wine, then you’re sure to find Sense 4th door down on the right, right to the end of the hall, just past Y not, near the Beaver and I’m sure the girls will direct you from there…
You’re looking for sense?
Oh for sure, welcome, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve been senseless most of my life, ask anyone, and further to that, I’ve invested highly in our delightful wines, here on our NZ shores, where this country brands itself as
100% Pure New Zealand.
It’s in the land, its air, in its water and it’s in its wine…
it’s the pure 100% New Zealand that makes it so fine here!
I don’t drink anymore, but don’t let that stop you! Chances of you ever becoming anything like me are beyond rare, but hey, never fear…
Waiter… a glass of fine wine for this delightful reader,
I do believe they are looking for sense, and summers’ almost here, we all
need hydrating on these shores! So many wines, so little time!
You’ll be senseless in no time flat at all! There, now feeling better?
Post Traumatic Loss Stress Disorder of the 34th AMERICA’S CUP?
You’re not alone, and now onto the 35th AMERICA’S CUP!
Imagine, the Defender of the 35th America’s Cup, returning the sport to a perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations… is that possible? Keep in mind a Plan B.
Those of us in the international sailing community have all experienced the thrill of the win, and the agony of defeat, sometimes, but the 34th America’s Cup, I feel it was a personal win for
Larry Ellison, but in the name of the USA?
That part I am unsure of, but without a doubt, many are now experiencing a global
Post Traumatic Loss Stress Disorder, or simply… PTLSD.
It’s even being experienced by some of the winning team and spreading too!
Congratulations to Larry Ellison, he won the 34th America’s Cup, and what a great show many of us were able to view, day after day, now where is the continuing show? We want more, in the way we’ve become accustomed to… we’re all experiencing PTLSD now!
Now I’m wondering… it was won in the name of the USA?
It was kind of hard to find an American on Ellison’s Oracle Team USA, however, Ellison, an American, did list himself in Management as an Afterguard, then I found one more, a Sailing Team member named Rome Kirby, also an American, one of the team’s Trimmer/Grinders, so there’s 2.
Apparently, according to the America’s Cup rules, there are no nationality rules.
Well, that works rather well for Larry Ellison, however, his team’s Skipper is an Australian named James Spithill and now after the win the Australians are calling it a win for OZ!
I thought it was Team USA that won, but wait, there’s more….
Ellison’s CEO of Oracle Team USA is a Kiwi named Sir Russel Coutts, and oddly enough, there is really no one here in NZ that considers that a victory at all, and to name just one more, Team USA’s helmsman was the British Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie, who recently said he would like to be at the helm of a British boat challenging for the trophy known as the Auld Mug and he says it’s time for a British America’s Cup team.
Sounds like nationalities, of countries,
may just wing & foil its way back into the Cup after all. Could it be?
It is written on the America’s Cup…
“A perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations”
If you go back to 1851, the schooner America made a remarkable pass…
In 1851 a radical looking schooner ghosted out of the afternoon mist and swiftly sailed past the Royal Yacht stationed in the Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, on an afternoon when Queen Victoria was watching a sailing race. As the schooner, named America, passed the Royal Yacht in first position, and saluted by dipping its ensign three times,
Queen Victoria asked one of her attendants to tell her who was in second place…
“Your Majesty, there is no second…”.
By now, most of us know the rest of that story, and so began the America’s Cup.
So, who really won the 34th?
I believe it was Larry Ellison, the owner of Oracle,
5th wealthiest person in the world and 98% owner of an island in Hawaii known as Lanai,
lucky him… truly a right amongst himself!
Now, it’s just a thought… to keep this all on a good mimbilizing tack, how about…
– Declare the island of Lanai, a US territory nation, then,
- Rename Ellison’s defending team of the 35th America’s Cup, to…
The Oracle Team Lanai
and let’s return this race to “A perpetual challenge cup for friendly competition between nations”
That’s it for story time this time!