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Don’t get me started with this organic hype April 6, 2015

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Organic means you are going to pay more for the same product. What the hell is organic coming from the Caribbean? Everything I ate as a child was organic because no one used any evil stuff on our food. Our fertilizer were the cowdung, sheep dung and fowl dung, everything was dung.  Everything was fresh. We never had a refrigerator and every single day my mom cooked up fresh food , nowadays with all the conveniences around people still have no time to cook for their family, but stuff things in fridge and pass that off as food warmed in micro-wave ovens.  Is it any wonder people are living long only because of ,medical intervention. If there was no medicine people would have been dying by 40 years  old.  This expanding life expectancy in the west is not because of health outcomes but because of pills and machines that are keeping people breathing.

My folks live up to their 80’s and died with dignity. they had their wits about them, they raised their family and I believe were ready to go with everything they came with.  The only pills my mother took was for her high blood pressure, other wise everything was in tact and she died of a broken heart three months after my dad passed away. They worked hard and ate well and raised us to cook and eat good food – maybe a little less salt.

So this thing that people are throwing at us to make us pay more money for food is a fraud. You have to pay more for free run eggs and free run chickens and grass-fed cows – what’s going on here are these not the natural things that should happen.  We are living in a messed up society where they care more about money than you where pharmaceuticals and the food producers are in collusion to keep us unhealthy and feeding us pills, antibiotics and chemicals to keep us dependent on more chemicals. Wake up people and if you have a patch of land, plant your own food, move to the country, raise a couple of chickens or go vegetarian, you will be healthier and happier.  Let us return to how our old people in Leguan lived and taught us to live.

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How did we grow up so healthy?

If you are from Leguan you know that we used to drink water from the pond, we had taps to catch rain water and many people had goblets in their houses to keep the water cool and available.  Oftyen times tadpoles could be seen jumping out the goblet – don’t know where they came from but my mom used to say they keep the water cool and I believed that.  Then we got artesian well and living in phoenix I used to walk to Louisiana not far from school to fetch buckets of water. We used to make this into a social event, walking out with your girlfriends and sometimes your boyfriend would meet you there and while you fetching the water on yuh head he pushing his bike or riding slowly besides you. It was soc much fun growing up in Leguan. I remember my childhood as fondly.

Today there is all kinds of talk about bad water, drinking purified water and this and that is bad for you. Sometimes the little germs we might have gotten is what is keeping us alive and healthy today.  I don’t believe all the crap these western people are talking about.   And remember growing up we used to see the doctor only when we are sick.  There was nothing like yearly checkup – not in my house.  Do you have memories?  Please share

 

How Portugues got to Guyana and the Caribbean

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Portuguese [Madeira] Migration to Caribbean and Guyana
 

Leguan going under water April 4, 2015

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The last time I was in Leguan about three years ago, that the floods are getting higher and more frequently. Does anyone know anything about this. It would be a shame. I heard people were leaving he island for the mainland.

The weather all over the world is becoming quite wacky so it is not surprising that the floods are higher, ok then build higher sea defence, right.