Archive for May, 2011
I admit to hoarding 100-watt incandescent light bulbs for some time now. I get them at Meijer’s for $1.23 per 4-pack, and I pay about twice as much for the beautiful GE Reveal bulb. My basement root cellar, which is earmarked for food, has become the unfortunate landing spot for this pile of soon-to-be contraband, [...]
I wonder if there is a 40-year mortgage available for this? An adjustable rate loan? Interest-only mortgage? Surely this is an “investment” and the value can only go up? Thanks to Skip Oliva for the tip.
As always, here’s yet another reason to think for yourself, read, ask questions, and take accountability for you instead of “trusting” that your doctor knows what is best for you because he went to medical school and memorized established protocol. Thanks to John Bolstad for the link.
Another great food producer who is outside of the Industrial Food Machine, and who makes a unique and sought-after product, is being run out of business by government tyrants. Her business, while it lasted, consisted of herself, making yogurt on the instructions of her father. Ms Dashtaki was renting space in the kitchen of an Egyptian [...]
Here’s yet another aggressive and costly campaign to protect you from the bogeyman. For someone who almost never watches television, I cannot believe how many times I saw this commercial on TV over the course of a few days as I was passing through public places, or just watching the news late at night. Then [...]
Joe Queenan has written a fantastic article for the Wall Street Journal about America’s “fawning subservience to the cupcake.” Like the Macarena, Tofutti, the pedestrian scooter, the urban cowboy look of the early 1980s and America’s brief, misguided obsession with Paris Hilton, the era when the cupcake was in the ascendant deserves to be consigned [...]
A couple of years ago, Forbes published an interesting piece: “The Locavore Myth: When Buying From Nearby Farmers Won’t Save the Planet.” Here’s the first paragraph. Buy local, shrink the distance food travels, save the planet. The locavore movement has captured a lot of fans. To their credit, they are highlighting the problems with industrialized [...]
Yep – people are “getting it” on food. The myths, the lies, the outright fraud. There is an unprecedented amount of attention being given to the notion that the Government-Big Food-Big Agra dietary guidelines and health-and-unwellness paradigm are fraudulent, and the resisters and heretics (real foodists) were right. This article in the City Journal – [...]
A while back I posted this blog with a clever construction from a reader. Raising prices is “gouging”. Lowering prices is “predation”. Keeping them the same is “collusion”. Cutting costs is “scheming”. What’s next? And so now there is this cartoon strip from 2008. Thanks to Deb T. for the heads-up.
The funniest things often happen when you least expect it. Based on Jeffrey Tucker’s article, “Three More Attacks on Civilization,” I was finally moved to buy some phosphorous, tonight, in order to elude this so-called environmental piffle powder that is currently being sold as dishwashing detergent. As Jeff explains, the government, as with everything else, [...]