What We’re Watching

In no particular order and with no ranking of importance as we see it: Global seismic and geothermal activity. Are the events linked and if so will activity increase? Japanese monetary policy. Will Abenomics finally implode and take the Japanese bond market with it? The US presidential race. What happens with and around Trump may Continue reading »

Tree Fruits – Plums

This document reviews the major plum cultivars recommended for Ontario in the Plum Cultivars – European and Japanese factsheet. In it, the term cultivar is any horticulturally recognized and named type or sort that can only be maintained through vegetative propagation or the use of selected breeding lines and seed sources.

Cultivars and requirements are described below.

Bush and Fruit Tree Nurseries in Ontario

The Ontario Government provides a list of fruit tree nurseries: Fruit Tree Nurseries in Ontario. Some of the entries do not have an on-line description. Some are wholesale only and some are highly specialized or limited in selection. The following is a list of the more diverse sources with appropriate comments.

Bits and Pieces – 20180314, Wednesday

Trade  Wars: We are at the early stage of a global trade war. Whether it escalates or can be ended without too much damage remains to be seen.

Today (Wednesday) the new US trade figures came out with the deficit at an all-time high. Trump will use this to entrench his position: Fuel For The Protectionist Fire: US Trade Deficit Surges, Ex-Petroleum At All Time High. The political basis for staging a trade war is presented in the following article: Barclays: Trade Wars Are Economically Costly But “Smart Politics”.

In the meantime there’s not a lot out of our government other than to say that they are not pleased: Trudeau calls Trump’s trade war ‘unacceptable’ as Canadian officials reach out to U.S. administration. Silence on Canada’s part may in fact be a wise strategy unless the silence indicates they have no clue on how to respond.

Bits and Pieces – 20180306, Tuesday

Commentary: If Trump continues, trade wars will be the start of the end ushering in the collapse of most markets and pricking the debt bubble. This is serious stuff. Be sure to see the 19 second video of our Rime Minister in the next section.

Tree Fruits – Peaches and Nectarines

This document reviews the major peach and nectarine cultivars recommended for Ontario in the Peach and Nectarine Cultivars factsheet. In it, the term cultivar is any horticulturally recognized and named type or sort that can only be maintained through vegetative propagation or the use of selected breeding lines and seed sources.

Cultivars and requirements are described below.

Bits and Pieces – 20180302, Friday

Commentary: There’s enough material on Trump’s trade war to warrant a small release of Bits and Pieces.

Bits and Pieces – 20180226, Monday

The Deep State: Martin Armstrong nails the purpose of the Mueller investigation  – the preservation of corruption by a soft coup against Trump: Mueller Expands his Investigation Desperate to Bring Down Trump.

Bits and Pieces – 20180220, Tuesday

Commentary: As today’s focus I want to offer two videos that outline the contamination of our food chain by agricultural practices and synthetic chemicals such as Monsanto’s glyphosate, trade name RounrUp, that are poisoning us and creating an epidemic of physical disease and disorders.

The first below, describes how modern agriculture has lead to food of decreasing nutritional value contaminated with compounds and genetic structures that are creating a major health epidemic while at the same time destroying soil quality:

The second, below discusses among other things the adverse effects of sugar and glyphosate and the physiological and neurological disorders they lead to such as autism and Alzheimer’s as well as obesity, diabetes, liver damage, cancer and cardiac problems:


Bits and Pieces – 20180218, Sunday

Commentary: The kitten that recently adopted us, has grown to the point that it can reach the doorknob when it wants out so we have to act as its valet. I’m thinking, however, I’ll get us one of these robodogs:

Bits and Pieces – 20180211, Sunday

The American Empire (AE): For NATO buffs is the following article: NATO’s Real Existential Threat: The Surrender Of Western Values. The author seems not to understand that NATO is an important tool of the projection of US militarism in the same way the Roman empire co-opted other tribes to fight theit peripheral battles.

Climate: Cold temperature and snowfall records continue to fall across the northern hemisphere. Oppenheimer Ranch Project, Ice Age Farmer, and Adapt 2030 are three sites that continue to document these occurrences. And the record heat in Australia reported by the media? That lasted for most of a day followed by record cold which the media didn’t report. The MSM didn’t report snow and hail in Tasmania and parts of northern Africa like Morocco and the Sahara. But keep the faith. The world will still burn up after the next ice age. And if not then, then in a few billion year when the dying sun expands and incinerates the entire inner solar system. And all because of pesky CO2.

Bits and Pieces: A friend asked what do we call the post-millennial generation? This is the snowflake generation and this explains how they have come to be: The Fragile Generation. For the child who grows up in a traditional manner, he will not be facing a level playing field in the adult world – he will tower above it in ability. If he (or she in order not to be too gender incorrect) is at all self-motivated he will be worldly successful.

Trump may only have to sit back and wait: GOP Reps Seek Criminal Prosecution Of FBI, DOJ Officials For “Full Throated” Illegal Misconduct And “Treason”. Is this going anywhere?

Fresh on having the lyrics to O Canada once again revised to make them more politically correct, comes further evidence of where Trudeau is going: “We Say Peoplekind”: Trudeau Mansplains To Woman That “Mankind” Is Not An Appropriate Term.

Here is a new essay on Syria by our friend Paul Merkley: SYRIA’S FUTURE.

There is a video of the wolves of Chernobyl which along with the video on the wolves of Yellowstone Here’s one on the dogs of Chernobyl. They are all encouraging about nature’s ability to adapt to disaster: Meet the Dogs of Chernobyl – the Abandoned Pets That Formed Their Own Canine Community.

Canada Corner: Minimum-Wage Massacre: Canadian Part-Time Jobs Crash Most In History.


The media, in the following article, would include the CBC and CTV, neither of which is capable of unbiased reporting: WSJ Asks: Why Is The Media Ignoring The Real Bombshell FISA Memo?.

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