UN Personnel Stealling Food from Poor


UN workers sell food to black market merchants right from the UN Warehouse, help them load it on trucks, and the fraud is discovered when third parties video tape the UN marked “Not for resale’ bags being sold in the market place and show the footage to the UN. Because apparently they don’t audit their own programmes.

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More on the tire wall

This is what the tire wall looked like right after it was completed and Jenny planted day lilies from the homestead farm in the center of most of the tires:

What it looked like Saturday when Strider let me borrow his camera:

Imagine most of the thick, green, tall area blooming in big orange day lilies.

Down at the end where the youngest two and I planted the wild yarrow, there are also two purchased yarrow plants- these are pink:

Does it go with the orange? Not so much, but I don’t care enough to lose the pink yarrow.

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Dishidrotic Excema

You can read about it here.

I’ll spare you a photograph of my own condition. It’s not so bad as the hand pictures in the wiki article, but Saturday the sole of my foot looked worse than the one pictured,and they’re calling that photo a severe case.

The first time I had it was in high school, where the bottom of my foot looked like I’d taken a leisurely stroll through a pile of crushed glass. I had to use crutches. It wasn’t diagnosed as dishidrotic excema, but dermatologist-prescribed ointments and the crutches took care of it. Three or four years ago I got a nasty case on my hand, and I thought it was poison ivy at first and treated it with soaps and chemicals to dry the skin out. I finally had to take my suppurating wound to the specialist who diagnosed it and thought it sounded like what I’d had in high school, too. Since then, I’ve fought back several cases of it on my hand, although none of them were that bad since I recognized it for what it was early on and treated it accordingly.

I did not recognize the symptoms this time and was treating it like athlete’s foot, including chemicals that, oddly, only made it feel much, much worse. On Saturday, as I walked limped through the living room to put more chemicals on it, I found myself thinking, “Ow. The bottom of my foot hasn’t hurt like this since….. Ohhhhhh.”

Why on earth do bloggers think anybody else cares about these disgusting little personal issues, let alone the entire world of our nearest and dearest strangers in the internet world? I don’t know.

But in case you’re wondering, I am totally loving aloe vera right now. It is the most amazing stuff in the world. The FYG snipped a stem off the plant in our kitchen for me and slit it up the middle. I rubbed it on as a salve, and instantly my foot felt better than it had in a week- and the relief lasted a good three hours.

Fortunately, it’s a big plant.

And while I am confessing these nasty little personal details, let me also share that I am pretty sure I broke my second toe on the other foot a few days ago.

Gimp, meet limp.

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Iranian Elections

I don’t really know what to say about them. Here are some links:

Hot Air has some quotes from various Iranians

Iranians are protesting, the government is cracking down.

The US acknowledges the elections were rigged. The Whitehouse says they’ll work with Iran anyway. Is that good or bad? Freddie, at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen is pleading that we do nothing- let Iran work it out (if I understand him correctly). I can live with that. That, I think, would be much better than what I understand the White House to be saying- The White House says it’s full speed ahead on “dialogue.”

The Obama administration is determined to press on with efforts to engage the Iranian government, senior officials said Saturday, despite misgivings about irregularities in the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad…

Thus conferring some legitimacy on Ahmadinejad’s rigging of the Iranian election, and Ahmadinejad himself.

Juan Cole explains the ways we know the election was totally rigged. They didn’t even make an attempt at putting together a plausible election outcome.

Neo-Neocon has a number of links. It shouldn’t have been a surprise.

Head over to Gateway Pundit
to see links, video footage, commentary-Mousavi has called a protest scheduled for Monday. Ahmadinejad’s men are beating reporters and protestors.

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Sunday Hymn Post

I Shall Not Be Moved: I can’t find a version quite as we like to sing it, probably because we like to sing it the way we learned it from a man who had learned it in Africa (Ghana, I think), which is a bit louder and more lively than those below.

The lyrics are a wee bit fluid, but here’s one version:

Jesus is my Savior, I shall not be moved;
In His love and favor, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.

In my Christ abiding, I shall not be moved;
In His love I’m hiding, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.

If I trust Him ever, I shall not be moved;
He will fail me never, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.

On His word I’m feeding, I shall not be moved;
He’s the One that’s leading, I shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.

I shall not be, I shall not be moved;
I shall not be, I shall not be moved;
Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters,
Lord, I shall not be moved.

Sung by The Million Dollar Quartet:

Bonus: Tempted and Tried by The Million Dollar Quartet:

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