Friday, May 29, 2009

It's Friday

Just got done making about 100 pounds of fudge, all kinds like Raspberry Cream, Raspberry Chocolate, Heath Bar, Snickers, Chocolate Mint, Peanut Butter, PB/Chocolate, PB Explosion, Ameretto, and so many more. Yesterday it was about 60 more pounds of Penuchi and Divinity. So it has been a busy couple of days. Last night I watched The Oprah Effect and I decided that I just need to get my fudge in the hands of an Oprah Producer, that is all I have to do. Now if you all have any ideas of how to do that just leave me a comment here and maybe between all of us we can come up with an idea to get the fudge to them and we can become part of the Oprah Effect. I couldn't take pictures of the fudge today becasue it has to set up so I will enlighten you with a picture of the fudge board this week sometime. Maybe even tomorrow if I get to work early enough.
But here are a few pictures of some hand work done by Connie, a wonderful lady that lives down the road from the store. She brings us a new piece or two almost weekly. She does absolutely wonderful work and we are beginning to get a following of people who request her pieces. Thanks goodness for Connie. We love her and her work.
Just in time for fall, Pumpkins

My favorite flowers
She even quilted this wall hanging

Remember "It's Always Worth The Trip @ Silkweeds"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The real truth is being covered up by public figures. We are not getting out of this depression anytime soon. Its going to get a lot worse for most of us. It didn't have to be this way.

"As mass production has to be accompanied by mass consumption; mass consumption, in turn, implies a distribution of wealth -- not of existing wealth, but of wealth as it is currently produced -- to provide men with buying power equal to the amount of goods and services offered by the nation's economic machinery. Instead of achieving that kind of distribution, a giant suction pump had by 1929-30 drawn into a few hands an increasing portion of currently produced wealth. This served them as capital accumulations. But by taking purchasing power out of the hands of mass consumers, the savers denied to themselves the kind of effective demand for their products that would justify a reinvestment of their capital accumulations in new plants. In consequence, as in a poker game where the chips were concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, the other fellows could stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit ran out, the game stopped."

Marriner Eccles, FDR's Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank - 1959

In other words, the first Great Depression was caused by greed. The rich couldn't settle for reasonable pay. They had to have more and more and more. That caused a giant shift in buying power from the majority to the rich. When the majority lost their buying power, they lost their ability to support the economy. The rich stopped investing because they knew that it would be tough to squease the last few dollars from the majority and make further profits. So the economy tanked.

Its even worse now. Because ordinary people havn't only lost their relative buying power. They have also lost their savings, home values, pensions, benefits, and nest eggs. This didn't happen overnight. Its been happening gradually for the last 30 years. Meanwhile, the rich have become super incredibly rich. The richest 500 Americans are worth almost two trillion dollars. More than the bottom 1/2 of American housholds combined. The richest 1 percent are worth over 15 trillion dollars. More than the bottom 90% of American households. Thats just insane. It can't be justified. I don't care how much work for humanity the rich claim to do. Its nothing but a cover for their incredible greed. We don't need anymore rich people to inspire us or entertain us or create jobs or make donations for humanity. We need them to just get reasonable about how much money and assets they keep for themselves.

Don't believe it when the rich claim to be getting poorer. Property values have gone down worldwide. Not only for rich people but for all people. Thats because of the concentration of wealth and income. When the economy slows down, property values tank. So when rich people complain about a lower net worth, thats a trick. They still have the same obscene buying power on average.

Everything that is happening with the economy is happening because the wealth has been taken away from the majority and concentrated into the private vaults of rich people. The same ones on TV and radio telling us how much we need them. How much we should love them. How much they want to help the world. Its a big lie. They don't want to help the world. They want to own it.

I wish I had something positive to say but I don't. There will be no bailout for the people because the ones with all the money just won't give it up. Say goodbye to the American dream and hello to the American nightmare.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.