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Old 01-30-2009, 07:06 PM
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That's what everyone says, I wish I could get paid for it.
Hmmm.


Well on another topic, did you see the pretty crescent moon last night?

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Old 01-30-2009, 07:09 PM
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Hmmm.


Well on another topic, did you see the pretty crescent moon last night?
I'm in Michigan I haven't seen another planet in months, theres a gray glow overhead that diminishes around dinner time.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:32 PM
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I'm in Michigan I haven't seen another planet in months, theres a gray glow overhead that diminishes around dinner time.
That sounds like our spring and summer. Or 9 months of the year. The other 2 seasons are almost fall and almost spring. During almost fall and almost spring I stare up at the night sky like a welfare lunatic.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:40 PM
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Over here we get over 300 clear-sky days a year, though it's not always great for telescoping because of turbulence in the upper atmosphere. But the moon and Venus sure were pretty last night.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:03 PM
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That sounds like our spring and summer. Or 9 months of the year. The other 2 seasons are almost fall and almost spring. During almost fall and almost spring I stare up at the night sky like a welfare lunatic.

It's hard to maintain the sanity if I didn't have job I'd go crazy.
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Old 01-30-2009, 08:17 PM
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It's actually pretty easy and quick to build new factories. It's a matter of providing the right combination of incentives to make it happen, and of course there has to be a demand for product.
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If we could put the EPA, OSHA and every other dammed government agency on a leash maybe we could be competetive.
There is a demand for product but not at the price American workers deliver it at. I'm as guilty as the next guy. When faced with a choice of a set of the big countersink bits, similar to hole saws but with a flat surface at the bottom of the circular hole, and the US made set is $200, 10 on the quality scale, and a Chinese made set, maybe 8 or 9 on the quality scale is selling for $30, damn it's tempting, and in fact, I bought the Chinese made set.

A lot of the reason for the cost difference is owing to China dumping waste untreated into rivers and the atmosphere whereas we, with an ounce of two of sense, have agencies like the EPA so that we don't sacrifice the health of our life support system in service of cheap manufacturing.

Same with OSHA -- they can be a pain but workers in China get chewed up and spit out. Not to mention living in poverty the while. We support their industrial model when we buy their cheap stuff. And awareness of enviro degradation is growing in China.

I don't see the value of trashing air and water in service of excessive consumerism, the sort of which that is swelling our landfills to capacity.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:04 PM
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I'm still drinking Magic Hat!

But I agree with Jeff, I'm building a cash reserve for some maneuver room. Last year I started and this year I'm going to expand it.

Paying off all my debt is right behind that priority. I should have my CC's paid off and done with pretty soon. Than onto my student loans, luckly I don't have to many.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:22 PM
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Yes. That's essentially what I was saying in one of my posts as well. This wasn't a sudden problem that came on with the property bubble bursting. This is a long term structural problem that's been brewing for years.

- Peter.
Ol' firebrand Pat Buchanan has pointed out that our trade releationships with China resemble that of a colony to the parent nation, with us in the "colony" role. We export raw materials, they export finished goods.

I saw a journalist from Detroit on the Charlie Rose show a couple of weeks ago. He was talking about the way rust belters feel when being dissed by gubmint and the banking suits. He was saying that those that build autos make something you can touch, sit in, and drive to work and that you can't build an economy solely on banking services, lawyering services, and fast food restaurants.

Well, maybe a small nation like Switzerland can get ahead with a large percentage of its labor devoted to banking but Iceland is tanking hard on overmuch devotion to international banking.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:49 PM
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He was saying that those that build autos make something you can touch, sit in, and drive to work and that you can't build an economy solely on banking services, lawyering services, and fast food restaurants.
Yep. That's exactly why I have no faith that this "recession" is temporary. We have outsourced the very fabric of what made this country what it use to be, manufacturing.

My federal economic recovery plan:

Offer tax free incentives for domestic manufacturing. That would stimulate jobs and offset cheap foriegn labor.
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Yep. That's exactly why I have no faith that this "recession" is temporary. We have outsourced the very fabric of what made this country what it use to be, manufacturing.

My federal economic recovery plan:

Offer tax free incentives for domestic manufacturing. That would stimulate jobs and offset cheap foriegn labor.
And further blow up our debt with no guarantees, as American labor would still be more expensive.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:59 AM
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I'm still drinking Magic Hat!

But I agree with Jeff, I'm building a cash reserve for some maneuver room. Last year I started and this year I'm going to expand it.

Paying off all my debt is right behind that priority. I should have my CC's paid off and done with pretty soon. Than onto my student loans, luckly I don't have to many.
Maneuver room is good, but I'd first plug the cash leaks, at least the CC's. Otherwise it's like adding oil to an engine that leaks like a sieve.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:44 AM
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:23 AM
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4 hours 58 minutes: The number of hours until RichC gets back on the board.
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A person would think that he would have enough infractions by now to prevent that.
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I give him a lot of slack..........
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Long live Howie the Howitzer !!!

Do you think he is trying to compensate for something with that name ???



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Giving you guys a little shove in the infraction direction....

Its fun to be at the YMCA with Howie Howitzer.

I'll show you my Howitzer, if you show me yours....

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Were back in kindergarden....


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Old 01-31-2009, 01:36 PM
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Macho Macho Man !
I drink beer when I can.

Long live Howie the Howitzer !!!

Do you think he is trying to compensate for something with that name ???



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Giving you guys a little shove in the infraction direction....

Its fun to be at the YMCA with Howie Howitzer.

I'll show you my Howitzer, if you show me yours....

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Were back in kindergarden....
hey Brian?
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Howie? You still here?
Uh huh.

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