For those out there who occasionally like to purchase food outside of the normal distribution networks (although why we don’t just blindly believe that FDA ‘oversight’ of un-inspected food processing factories keeps us safe is beyond me), there is bad news. Grist.org is reporting that “Raids are increasing on farms and private food-supply clubs“, and has some handy tips for anyone involved in such a project for protecting themselves and the project. Sad, but recommended reading.
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Here’s a contribution from eco-villager “El Jimmy” Lizama – one of the founders of the Bike Kitchen, proprietor of the Bike Morgue, messenger, wrenchista, poet, and generally considered to be the sexiest man in the two-block eco-village neighborhood.
(I’ve linkified it a little bit… but all the words are Jimmy’s)
For a Traffic Violation?
by Jimmy Lizama
I am livid, but I could conceivably be much more upset and in a heap of more trouble, but that’s exactly what the problem is. Let me explain: Every morning I get up early and ride Jeanmichel, my partner’s 8-year old boy, to school on our tandem. Today was like any other day; I dropped him off, put his helmet in the pannier and rode to Cafe Tropical. I took Santa Monica Blvd. to Sunset, there by Sanborn, with that funny little light. The cops say I took that red light — I don’t really remember doing that. Their word against mine.
They pull me over at Maltman, in front of Madame Matisse, a french restaurant with the best pancakes anywhere. The first officer, I’ll venture to say the dominant of the two, gets out and asks, “Hey, did you know you took a red light back there?”