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Wolf Hunting with Golden Eagles in Western Mongolia

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In western Mongolia, an ancient tradition of hunting with Golden Eagles is still alive. We know from history that Genghis Khan had 1,000 hunting birds – eagles, falcons and gyrfalcons – and so did Kubla Khan. There were protected areas in the steppe marked with stones where only the khans were allowed to hunt. The Kazakhs of Mongolia train their eagles to hunt and here the bird of prey is often considered a family member. The Berkutchi is a falconer who hunts with the Golden Eagle. The training of this bird was seen as difficult and even perilous even by the experienced Synchy. the bird is never a slave of its owner, only a partner in hunting. From ancient times, berkutchi-falconers in the nomadic herder societies had the role of preserving and stocking furs. The high social status of the berkutchi and his family was conditioned by the climate, as warm strong and durable clothing for the people during the winter seasons was a vital necessity. Best-suited for this were the pelts of wolves and foxes. Apart from hunting, berkutchi can give spiritual support to pregnant women, who experience or may experience difficulties in childbirth. Through the owner of the bird, which in the imagination of Asian peoples is a symbol of well-being and power. According to folk wisdom, a berkutchi is the indisputable authority in the sphere of childbirth or of renewing fertility. In the cultures of many nomadic and semi-nomadic peoples of Asia, it is said that a berkutchi, regardless of age, can make pregnant a woman who for a long time had not had children.

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Written by mattliving

March 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

There’s No Tomorrow

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In short… the myths of ever expanding economies and limitless growth are just that myths. It doesn’t matter where you borrow your resources to fuel growth the simple fact is we WILL be running out of most of the resources that have powered our global economy quite possibly in our lifetime.

The current financial crisis will be a lot MORE devastating then we are being lead to believe. The simple fact is… unrelenting debt to power an unrealistic global economy will be our ultimate demise.

You can’t borrow against a future that has already been spent.

We Know Food Prices Are Going Up But Seriously KFC!

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February 26, 2011 at 7:05 pm

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The World’s Attention Deficit Problem

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WorldAttentionStarved

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October 20, 2009 at 7:15 am

Germany Bans Genetically Modified Corn. Will the World Follow?

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“The ban on the cultivation of GM maize MON 810 was overdue. He put the GM-free agriculture and beekeeping,” said Kirsten Tackmann today’s decision by the Federal Agricultural Minister Ilse Aigner, the cultivation of genetically modified maize MON 810 in Germany to ban.

The agricultural spokesperson of the group the links:

“Minister Aigner was the legitimate protests and concerns no longer ignore. The ban on MON 810 maize shows that if extra-parliamentary actions associated with a parliamentary pressure, can policy be changed. Scientific concerns about the GM maize is not only a short time, but have been used for years presented. Therefore also reject four out of five consumers the use of agro-genetic engineering from. Under this pressure, the arguments had to the federal agriculture minister to respond and the bustle of a few at the expense of many an end.

The Monsanto machine must be exposed and eliminated.

Written by mattliving

April 14, 2009 at 10:40 am

Posted in Big Business, Environment, Food

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Soup’s On. All Natural Just Like Mom’s Soup. Sorry Mom!

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Minestrone

Soup’s On all natural soup line is to die for. Just like Mom’s (sorry mom!). It even comes is a real, honest to goodness mason jar! Give one of their soups a try. You won’t regret it!

Ingredients

Vegetable Stock, (water, carrots, celery, onion, pepper, garlic), tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, kidney beans, pasta (100% semoli, niacin, iron, riboflavin,
folic acid) olive oil, oregano, thyme, basil.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 1 cup (250mL)

Amount
% Daily Value
Calories 100
Total Fat 1 g 2 %
Saturated 0.3 g
+ Trans 0 g 2 %
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 138 mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 18 g 6 %
Fibre 4 g 16 %
Sugars 7 g
Protein 3 g
Vitamin A 30 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 15 %
Potassium 631 mg 24 %

Written by mattliving

April 3, 2009 at 11:17 am

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