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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Feds moving 450 jobs to West Virginia from Prince George’s County - The Washington Post

Feds moving 450 jobs to West Virginia from Prince George’s County - The Washington Post

I might add that Prince George's County has quietly and without any protest lost over 250 senior science researchers from USDA ARS BARC over the last 25 years - positions moved to benefit other states - and nothing much if anything was said, so this should come as no surprise.

We can only hope that our political elite will stop making bets from time to time and reassess their strategy of benign neglect in the pursuit of short terms gains for a few.

What exactly do we make in Prince George's County? We once discovered insect repellent, and created the modern turkey, helped the cattle and dairy industry reduce the cost of producing new generations of animals, and were a leader in strawberry production techniques.  What do we make now? and more importantly, iuf yuou can name something, how long will it remain produced in Prince George's County?

We need to be known for more than the county that produces parking lots surrounding empty malls. We need to support and build a commercial base that can sup[port the retail we crave not the tired strip malls of yesterday.

That we can do this, if we stopped bickering with each other, stopped listening to the self interested platitudes of our self appointed political elite, and worked to bring 21st century businesses such as, for an example, agrobiotech to our great county. The world will have to eat - all seven billion plus - and Prince George's County should be the one stop home of food, feed, fiber, forage, fuel, flowers and forest ( and maybe even fish) production answers for that hungry world.

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