Please–Not My Beer!

My weekend is going nicely…cooler temps…..nice breeze from the North and a garden waiting for some winter seeds…then there is MO and her propensity for too much energy…..

Ever since she watched me plant some stuff in the garden she has helped by making holes all over the property……LOL

She is determined to wait for the UPS guy…..her new bed is in the mail…..

Let me go on….

We hear the pros and cons of Climate Change…..we have those that say we have less than a decade before we are too late to change the direction and then we have those silly little old white guys that say there is NOTHING to worry about……and somewhere in the middle of the debate is the story that needs more attention……

It’s been one week since a consortium of climate scientists released a dire United Nations report urging a global restructuring of energy industries within 12 years to prevent the most catastrophic effects of climate change. While the report galvanized worldwide efforts to confront climate change, it was also met with apathy and denial from key leaders.

But a new study from Nature Plants might have identified the one climate-related issue that can unite people from myriad political backgrounds—beer. Led by Wei Xie, an agricultural scientist at Peking University, the paper finds that regions that grow barley, the primary crop used to brew beer, are projected to experience severe droughts and heat waves due to anthropogenic climate change.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/zm95v4/climate-change-will-cause-beer-shortages-and-price-hikes-study-says

It is bad enough that my waterfront property will be underwater soon and now my beer will be more expensive…..CRAP!

Dammit!  I like my dark Lager once in awhile and now I am told it will be more expensive……CRAP!

Why not make those “hard soda pops” that the youngsters are drinking more expensive.  I mean a true beer drinker would not touch one of these silly drinks with a pole.

Did you know that there is one that is “hard water”?  That use to mean your soap would not lather but now it means……who knows for sure?

This news sucks!

Enjoy the rest of your day and have some rest and some relaxation…..be well, be safe.

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Saturday–20Oct18

My weekend begins with some well needed cooler weather…..MO, my new pup, is having a blast with the cooler temps…..she cannot stop running….I am spending some time in the garden planting radishes, carrots and green onions…..with her help.

Sad News!

I heard the news the other day…Sears is going bankrupt…..

Sears filed for bankruptcy Monday morning, marking what might be the beginning of the end of one of the most remarkable business stories in American history. As the AP explains, the big question is whether the chain will go away for good or emerge as a smaller version of itself. One tangible result that consumers can expect to see soon: liquidation sales at the 142 unprofitable stores set to be closed by the end of this year—in addition to the 46 closures previously announced.

This news made me wax nostalgic.

These days everyone shops on-line and then waits for the mailman to deliver their item…..the sign of the times, right?

Well, you do realize that Sears and Montgomery Ward pretty much invented mail order merchandise, right?

When I was young and living in Spain we ordered damn near everything from Sears…clothes, kitchen items, etc…….our internet buying is nothing new….just the techniques of how the merchandise is ordered….we still depend on the mail for our delivery.

Some are asking what went wrong at Sears…..Business Insider tackles the question……

https://www.businessinsider.com/sears-failing-stores-closing-edward-lampert-bankruptcy-chances-2017-1

Too many these days forget the service that Sears delivered (no pun intended) to American society.

Many today do not remember or even know he anticipation of the wait for that cherished item in delivery….now we take all that for granted.

Sad to see them, Sears, go the way of the dodo.

In closing….have you heard the excuse from the Saudis over the death of the journalist?  If you want a good laugh…….they finally have a story that makes them look like the victim and the man in pieces in a bag is at fault.  LYING TOADS!