JUDE O'CONNOR

Oswego, NY, United States

About JUDE

Bio

DOB 4/11/1938, Radarman Navy, Aircraft carrier, Boilermaker 30 yrs. nuclear worker, certified welder, Helped build three houses besides my own, plumbing, electrical, sheet rock, roofing and carpentry, concrete work. married 25 yrs., now divorced, two grown children, one a doc one not.

An idea worth spreading

We live in a visual world and have very little understanding about the non-visual world. The discovery of DNA has open vast worlds before us. The difference a single protein can make, genes, savants, the power of words.

I'm passionate about

Human behavior, Nerolanguistic Programming, wood working and gardening.

Talk to me about

Anything that interests you.

People don't know I'm good at

Hypnosis, NLP, gardening.

My TED story

My story would be a story and I would be more interested in your story.

Comments & conversations

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JUDE O'CONNOR
Posted about 1 year ago
Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system
Sorry to upset the family, probably some eduction with the Amish farmers in mind that grow tobacco but use it to rid the plants of insects. I use dish soap on my plants, bugs don't like soap either. Farming is a science and when you say organic prepare to work harder chasing the bugs and diseases. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous to use but ground up and put in water makes a good bug detract ant. Chemistry will also play a very important part of farming. I wish your son the best of luck and I hope he listens to senior farmers.
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JUDE O'CONNOR
Posted over 1 year ago
Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system
His memorized talk was given too fast for me but I did get some of his points. Rotation of crops is a very old technique and when farmers talked to each other in my youth secrets were passed among each other to make the crop better. Some plants don't get along with others and some will destroy others. The black walnut tree is the king and nothing lives beneath it. Marigold flowers will protect cumbers and beans some plants love to be within close proximity of one another. The Amish farmers know a tremendous amount of this unwritten knowledge and the net has some very good references concerning this topic. Sugar sells and the bottom line is profit and tell you how nutritious it is is bogus. I grew up in the forties before all this convent food was thought to be healthy, went to a one room school house that graduated some very good students that went on to be engineers, USAF pilots, nurses teachers and some very good workers that knew what a working ethic was all about.
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JUDE O'CONNOR
Posted over 1 year ago
What's your opinion on Unconditional Basic Income? (This is not Communism)
Lets take the carpenter for a study. If a person can drive a nail would the be considered a carpenter? Hardly, because there are scaffold carpenters, rough in, finish and the top of the line that do not call themselves carpenters but consider themselves cabinet makers, knowing the woods of their trade, the difference sawing woods from logs, knowing heart woods, quarter sawn, wood grains, moisture content being trivial to their expertise as a cabinet maker. Along with this knowledge of adhesives, their application, joint applications and techniques. Jimmy, am I making some sense in loving the of the occupation that provides the comforts of life?