Sunday July 24, 2022
– Balsamic Moon Phase – release, transform, healing, forgiveness, prepare for the new
– Moon in GEMINI–
– Retrograde Planets – Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Chiron
– Best Days (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July – 23rd – 24th – Cut Hair to Slow Growth, Quit Smoking, Wash Wooden Floors, Kill Plant Pests, Harvest, Mow to Slow Growth, Buy a Car, Host a Party, Write
– Planting Calendar (from the Farmer’s Almanac) – July 23rd –24th – Poor days for planting, seeds tend to rot in ground. Good harvest days.
– Aspect of the Aeon Sophia: (Wisdom): – Dhumavati (Goddess Who Completes and Closes)
– Aspect of the Aeon Thelete: (Will/Desire): Kathe – God of the South, God of Wisdom
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month – New Moon in Cancer “a group of rabbits dressed in clothes and on parade” (& birds in the house singing happily)
– Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: –“ a flock of wild geese ”
SUN – 02 LEO: an epidemic of mumps
EARTH – 02 AQUARIUS: an unexpected thunderstorm
Diane Sawyer’s special report was about all the items in our houses made in China. They removed ALL items from a typical, middle class family’s home that were not made in the USA. There was hardly anything left besides the kitchen sink. Literally. During the special they showed truckloads of items, USA made, being brought in to replace everything and talked about how to find these items and the difference in price etc..
It was interesting that Diane said if every American spent just $64 more than normal on USA made items for one year, it would create something like 200,000 new jobs. When buying food at Walmart, often on the label it will say MADE IN CHINA or PRC. For example “Our Family” brand of mandarin oranges say on the label “Made In China” I was shocked for a few more cents I could buy the Liberty Gold brand or the Dole brand made in California, look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says ‘Made in China ‘ or ‘PRC’ (and that now includes Hong Kong), simply choose another product.
Think about this: If 200 million Americans each refuse to buy just $20 of Chinese goods, that’s a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor, fast!!! Most of the people who have been reading about this matter are planning on implementing this NOW. Send this to everybody you know. Buy American made first! I’m in!
Copied and pasted. One of the most effective ways we can improve the future for our kids!
I found this article on Facebook and shared it. But I have a lot more to say about it. It is one of those places that we MUST PAY ATTENTION to. The idea of Made in the USA is not just a Nationalistic meme. It speaks to who we are and what we do.
America used to be where everything was made. It still remains where a majority of the worlds innovations are designed. We have the largest economy BY FAR.
Yet our 320 Million population pales in comparison to China’s 1.4 Billion, India’s 1.38 Billion and the approximate 700 Million throughout Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malasia and Indonesia).
Ask yourself a few questions about what is going on is Asia. Half of the world’s population is there, yet where is the innovation? Where are the new ideas. Who is building wealth.
The Inconvenient truth here is that these areas are what we call the Third World. It is where people live lives and in conditions that we would refer to as closer to slavery than what we know. They work in factories that we would call sweatshops. They employ children. They do everything that we have spent the past 150 years trying to erradicate in the United States.
But lets face it, Cheal sells. We do not like to think about WHY items made in Southeast Asia are so cheap. I used to work in the garment industry – at clothing manufacturers who still made garments in the United States. Our problem was simple. We would make a shirt that would COST between $4-6 to make. The same garment made in China or Vietnam would cost $2. Even with shipping, we would get a shirt that was BETTER manufactured more crisply packaged than we could make in the United States. Why? Cheap labor.
There were items that we could not manufacture comnpetitively. Example: A Cargo pocket pant. Our process would COST over $20. We could buy it from Hondurous for $7. Why? Cheap labor. The pocket itself required something like 20 processes to make. That is 20 times that a person must handle and work with it. Time to complete these processes worked out to about 15 minutes. Straight time that means about $4 in labor (average garment worker in the US was making about $12 per hour plus benefits). In the sweatshops, workers are paid about $2 per hour. math is pretty simple here.
This is the cost of having the advanced society and economy we have here.
A Little Project
I am Paying Attention to everything I can today.
While I was getting dressed, I took note:
Underwear – Stafford brand (JC Penny) Made in Bangladesh
Shirt – Old Navy Brand Made in India
Shorts – Basic Editions Brand – Made in Bangladesh
Shoes – Sperry Made in USA
Socks (I do not wear these in the summer) but they are Hanes – El Salvador, Thailand or Vietnam
Coffee – Folger’s Brand 100% grown in Columbia
Diapers and Wipes – both Made in USA of domestic and Imported products
Ask yourselves what you are wearing and interacting with today. Make a list and Pay Attention!
AND A SIDE NOTE ABOUT PANDEMICS
While quadruple vaxed President Brandon recovers from C0v1d, while being treated with all sorts of therapeutics that the CDC denied worked until they secured provisional approve for their version of awesome sauce, let’s pay some attention to that new and unusual disease du jour, Monkeypox.
The inconvenient truth here, that is not being reported, is that it is being spread through a very odd segment of the population – in the words of the CDC, “from the men who have sex with men community.” Is it funny that this little detail has been left out of the report on the lamestream news? You really can’t make this shit up!