Savage Farming

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Autumn Insomnia

Well, I can't sleep again. 1:42am, uhg....

Had a great day (yesterday) it was cold but clear all day so I got a lot of pruning done. Dad got a bunch of firewood cut up.

There's nothing good on tv late at night I have discovered. Adultswim used to be pretty good but they've lost their touch in laziness. Bring back SpaceGhost Coast-to-Coast and use some better tech to make the interviews more "live" and get better guests.

Oregon PBS is having a hearing about predatory loan practices. I'm so weirded out by that whole thing, an entire sector of our economy is committing suicide. All they need to do is stop foreclosing and give these homeowners a chance to hang onto their houses, but like the proverbial lemmings they just keep heading over that cliff. How about this, you bunch of idiots, take possession of the houses that are loaned against then lease them back to the occupants at a rate they can afford. That way you can show both capital inflow and real property value on your spreadsheets. Give people the chance to buy their houses back at a later date and they'd be sooo happy and your company(ies) could survive this disaster. But no, that'd make too much sense; why don't you just keep boarding up empty houses, putting families on the street and going bankrupt, that'll help everybody.

Well, gonna make another attempt at sleep. Hope y'all are resting well.


  • Back in the late 70's/early 80's when the midwest farm crisis was in full swing my uncle had his farm foreclosed upon. Luckily it was a small town bank, and they chose to lease it back to him until he was able to get back on his feet. Then they sold it back to him, and he worked his way back to being a successful farmer.
    You'd think that the current situation would prompt that kind of action as well, but it seems that greed has overtaken everyone's senses.
    Hope you were able to catch up on your sleep, if not some of the turkey today may help out with that...! Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Blogger 50plus, at 11:49 AM  

  • Sorry about the insomnia. I get it too sometimes around the full moon times. You're right about the loan fiasco, but it's too bad that too many rotten (or dumb) people won't do the right thing for the world. Same as the whole global warming garbage. Instead of worrying with CO2 and all that, they should be doing much more to insure enough clean water for everyone. I guess a little drought can raise the consciousness about that. ;-)

    By Blogger Rae Ann, at 1:50 PM  

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