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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Wicked Thought of the Day

Why not merge Dignity Village with the Tryon Creek Farm?

Comments (10)

Sounds like a plan Stan, uh, er, Jack. ;-)

And add Saturday Market and Powell's and microbrew nirvana and the lofty 'creative' demographic and KBOO community central and a Beijingful of bicyclists and organic goodness sex service cornocopia and ... and the next thing you know you have a whole economy.

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Meet Mike Ruppert, and all welcome the newest Oregonian

NOTICE: Between Feb. 10th and Feb. 16th FTW will be moving into its new offices in Ashland Oregon. This will not affect web site operations but may result in delays of 1 - 2 days in order processing. There might also be slight response delays as we transfer telephone service and unpack. Please bear with us. We made it!
Effective February 14th, 2006 FTW’s new address will be:
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Mike's watershed book, his heroic claim to epic fame, happens to be in review on Portland Indymedia.

His website chronicles record a daily herculean, and on-topic, exactly current, spotting, (we got yer wicked-as-you-want ideas right here, Jack) as in this item about LA merging its dignity village people with organic farm people.

STORY SUMMARY [In this eyewitness report, Jan Lundberg of brings home the lessons of Los Angeles’ only large-scale urban community farm. Crucial for the upcoming era of what Lundberg calls “petrocollapse,” the insights and experiences gained at the South Central Community Farm may be lost to sprawl development; the whole farm and all its people are now threatened by a legal battle and the real possibility of eviction. This story is a paradigm of survival vs. inertia, solidarity vs. atomized greed, and the hope for good governance vs. moneyed cronyism. FTW and Culture Change urge readers to get involved – see the information at the bottom of the full article. – JAH]
For more information: [Note: LINKS available in original.]

-- See the City Beat/Valley Beat newspaper’s cover story in its Jan. 26-Feb. 1 edition.

-- The Los Angeles Post Carbon group’s leader Eric Einem has a story about the Farm on Indymedia.

-- The Earth First! Journal did a story on the farm in its January-February 2006 issue, not online.

-- Read the Petrocollapse and Food Security (Farm event Jan. 29) webpage of the South Central Community Farm.

-- See the film “The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” by Community Solution, Inc. – Order the documentary DVD here.

-- A story on the farm and on my talk by Jennifer Murphy is at Indymedia:

-- L.A.’s “Havana Experiment” Farm Threatened by Industry and Government

= = = A Model for Adaptation to Peak Oil = = =
350 Poor Families Fed From Farm in So. Central LA

by Jan Lundberg - Special to From the Wilderness

-- Photo caption: Jan Lundberg likens the So. Central Farm to a new Eden. It sure doesn’t feel like an inner city and the food grown and cooked there tasted fabulous.

Both entities are despicable, but I see no real reason to insult and tear down the residents by combining them with that other group - oh, I was talking about the residents of Dignity Village.

BTW Tenskwatawa -

Ask any American if they would like to go live in Cuba and live like the Cubans are forced to live - well over 95% of them will tell you no way. Your doomsday stories are what enviro fantasies are made of - this is America, not Cuba. You want something bad enough, you have the chance to earn it - not so in ANY communist or socialist country. If you don't like the way we live, then please go live in a country that does live a little more to your way of thinking. Not a slur but a true suggestion - if you're enamoured with Cuba then that is (perhaps) where you should go - news flash, we're NOT Cuba.

Habitat for Inanity
(DigOnNiTry Village)

With all due humility, I respectfully submit this treatise, modestly anticipating it will have such far reaching and resonating impact, that I will be catapulted to the forefront as a deserving recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

As we continue to witness Mayor Tom In Wonderland and the Four Dwarves “vision” their way through our town, I contend that Portland is not just weird. Rather, it’s fookin’ INANE.

[Inane: lacks sense or substance
adj : complacently or inanely foolish [syn: asinine, fatuous, mindless, vacuous]
n. pl. in·an·i·ties
1 The condition or quality of being inane.
2 Something empty of meaning or sense.
3 Total lack of meaning or ideas [syn: senselessness, mindlessness, vacuity, pointlessness]

Police and fire disability travesty….voter owned elections….2% for art….damn tram scam….transit mall $Billion makeover….failed PGE takeover wrong-headed misstep…arrogant JTTF pullout….recumbent pedal-pushing mayor…ad infinitum….etc, etc. The list goes on….readers can fill in the blanks.

Recent events have catalyzed a brilliant brainstorm. The City’s and Metro’s all too swift and generous funding of TryOnAnythingandSeeifWeCanGetAwayWithIt has raised more than a few questions about “prudent” application/investment of precious and limited city funds. A festering, fiscal sink hole continues to live on in Dignity Village. Why hasn’t anyone else thought of this solution?: Combine Dignity Village and Tryon!

Both claim and promote “sustainability”….that magic buzzword that resonates so loudly in Habitat for Inanity. Put them all in this same stinkin’ mud puddle and let them sustain themselves….grow some food…weave some hemp….bake some adobe bricks…sing Kumbaya…teach and demonstrate their primitive skills. Fence them in, lock the gate, throw away the key…adios!

With this combined distraction out of the way, Tom Boy and the Four Dwarves can concentrate on public safety and paving potholes. Leave everything else alone.


I’m retrofitting my VolvSaab with pontoons and wings….headed to Scandahoovia to accept the Nobel on behalf of all the habitat for Inanity

I thought the proposed solution was to merge assisted suicide with the homeless camp - Death with Dignity Village....

Great idea. And crown Erik Sten as their king.

Talk about a magnet for hate. I can't see a constructive comment in the bunch. For as evil as both groups are portrayed to be here, I find it hard to see how either are contributing to the larger political issues you all seem to connect them to. I can't say that I've ever contributed to or participated with, or benefited from, either organization, so I can't really have an opinion about them. We all would benefit if you adding some substance to your diatribe (otherwise you seem a lot like that of which you speak).

adh....puh-leeze....if you must/can.... add "some substance" to the innanity?



adh -
You want some constructive remarks - fine. Tear down dignity village and have those folks live with the resources that this city provides for the homeless. Stop Tryon Creek farms before it gets started - or, if that's too late, then stop it where it is presently and have them give back tax payer money. It's a worthless project and I object to my tax dollars supporting it.

Constructive enough for you???


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