Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 09/12/07

Talks with Staples headquarters last week ‘went generally as expected’

What others think:

“I can’t believe you left your house dressed like that.”

— Lisa Goins,

S. Asheville

“I stand in critical judgment of your every word and action.”

— Jim Delaney,


Also, in other civic news, Mayor Bellamy unveils new and improved city logo this week

What we fail to recognize, we certainly won’t

Overconsumption of biohazards is justice, not class privilege


From the demise of ocean fisheries, the motley feudal ties that bound man to his “natural superiors” have a finite ability to absorb and transform toxic materials, significant packages of election laws and floodplains, forgoing forest protection in lieu of those deadly emissions.

When the earth’s atmosphere in this progressive, health-conscious, spiritually aware community is rubbed directly into our skin, the spread of coastal dead zones helps to maintain a normal level of lead in our bodies.

Ten thousand years of cultural evolution have been pitilessly torn asunder; tomorrow I will walk up in the cove where the old cabbage fields used to be, and then I will starve, beat and destroy the animals I see. (I wonder at the hubris of those who believe a view can be improved by the absence of a Japanese Buddhist mantra.)

Selfishness and contempt is a social contract among civilized people in porous, marshy, life-giving places.

Some products containing phthalates contribute to employee turnover, thereby cutting state training costs substantially that may result from labor contracts and food quality.

If we could reduce this number simply by being kind to these animals, a future wastewater-treatment plant can demonstrate support for sustainability, which is the key to shipping alternative fuels through bioregion watchdog forums. But who?

In the final analysis, of course, we have no right to confine dangerous radioactive materials, so long as they are breast-fed.

Water quality and habitat destruction must take this kind of symbolic action — our addiction to petroleum doesn’t watch itself on the television.

Remember: The ecological addiction to indifference may choose to care for ignorance.

Today’s Disclaimer Organic Recipe:

Falafel Wheat-Germ Soyffalo Wings with Malted Barley Grit Fries

Nothing fills the hungry soul after a tough day of yoga and pottery classes than a piping hot batch of Soyffallo Wings with a yummy bark dipping sauce.

You’ll swear you’re eating real buffalo wings!

First take some delicious sticks, preferably oak (cedar works as well), and slather them with a mix of soybean paste, falafel and wheat germ. Leave them in the sun for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, boil down a cup of pine bark and add just a hint of rhubarb.

When your wings are luke-warm, you know they’re ready. Dip and enjoy!

I think you’ll find that they taste almost as sinful as real meat, without the gut-wrenching guilt and the loss of moral superiority.

Top off this wonderful meal with a batch of malted-barley grit fries and a steaming cup of tea made from sorghum, grapefruit bioflavonoids and red marine algae … remember that’s got 40% kappa-sulfated polysaccharides and 5% sea phenolic! Delicious and spiritually nutritious!

Be sure to read next week where will be showing you how to pull lettuce from your garden without offending it, and we’ll be asking ourselves: Echinacea Angustifolia Root — is it the new Engelhardtia Chrysolepis?

I think you’ll be surprised!

On the Green tip

Conserving water

It’s shocking but true — scientists believe that within our lifetimes, water as we know it will cease to exist anywhere on Earth.

But how can you save all the water? By saving water, drop by drop. Here are a few simple ways you can start.

• Wash your dishes and your laundry together in the bathtub while you bathe.

• Don’t flush your toilet until it is full.

• Brush your teeth only once a month but stretch your month out to 45 days.

• Don’t mindlessly spit your saliva on the ground as if you are never going to run out.

• Don’t water your lawn unless your neighbor is doing it.

• Don’t watch sad movies.

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