Recent comments by Oji

Comrade Kristina wrote:

Oh yeah, we saw a great blue heron at the swamp today.

My favorite heron:

Himeji Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And my favorite martian:
My Favorite Martian

Just heard about waffle gardening

I use this with corn. Works well.

For watering large plants, try this: use some rebar to make a 6-18" deep hole near the plant (depending on the plant), then slide a 1/4" piece of CPVC down the hole. Pour water into pipe. If it overflows or fills, lift it gently to allow some drainage down in the hole.

Usually, I've quite a few of these spread around, so I fill the pipes in a circuit. Usually, by the time I get back to the beginning, it's ready to be done again. If not, just do a little weeding, debugging, and pruning.

You can move the hole around a bit as the plant grows, to encourage root growth in whatever direction suits your needs.

Five gallons of water goes a long way with this method.

As an African-American, I think I know bad, from bad.

Then you can tell us, please, which is this?

YouTube - Diarrhea Dance

down 25 lbs on bean/lentil diet subbing for carbs..

Congrats! Feel better too, yes?

I have a sign outside: FREE SNOW.

Like empirical social science?
Add "DEN" and see what happens.

And they are just hog wild about riding bicycles in sub-zero temperatures...

Riding a bike would require leaving the house, which means turning off the video games. Not happenin'.

Can you say Peal Oil?

Dammit, should have said, "From the makers of Glod"

Dammit!

Can you say Peal Oil?

Never heard of it. Avon product?

The NIKKEI has crossed 15,000 and it is only lunch. Must be a bottom.

You like Japanese bottoms too?

Much as they have been for the last 4000 Dow points. You know, the 25% that they missed.

No worries, unlike extra pounds, those 4,000pts will come off just as quickly as they were put on. Maybe quicker.

If JPM doesn't double his salary, they risk losing their top talent to a competitor.

Damn right.

Remember though, the best way to attract the best and brightest into the teaching profession is to lower pay and benefits, increase work loads, and vilify them in political speeches and in the media. You know, for the kids' sake.

"It's his money-- he earned it. His 'private enterprise' turned a profit even after the intrusive government squeezed $20 billion in record fines out of them. Savvy!"

That's the spirit! Keep it up and that invite to Davos can't be far behind.

What should I care what my neighbor Jamie Dimon makes. It's not like the price of artichokes could ever triple.

It's only increases in minimum that cause price increases and unemployment, not executive pay increases.

Let's keep our economic thinking clear and consistent, Yogi.

Is there a name for performance art when you're your own audience?

Auto-erotica?

Target to Drop Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers - Bloomberg

About time we stopped linking employment with health insurance. A painful way to get to a decent system, but USians have chosen their path.

basic training for robots is included when they're sold

Don't forget the batteries!

was a federal prosecutor and a sheriff and graduated cum laud from law school.

Positions of power, all. A lifetime of power for her, from the sounds of it. How dare such a small, pathetic, arty-guy like that question her.

Snark

s Valley Fever similar to Yellow Fever?

Who you callin' yella?

Tongue

The American Heritage Dictionary says either usage is ok.

Thanks.

I have.

None have.

We have. They have.
He has. She has. It has.

Hey Antipodes,

Store was out of Kagayaki, but I found another good rice: Koda Farms, an heirloom varietal sold under the Kokuho Rose brand-- not the same as their regular Kokuo Rose rice, btw. Koda Farms produces only one crop per year, the store owner said, so won't be available for long.

Unfortunately, the store had only the 15 pound bags, so we'll need more by the end of next month. Good stuff though. Recommended, if you're looking for good rice.

A tip of the hat.

Backatchya for "exsanguinate". Great word. Plan to use it on some physician friends at some point.

And a fast food cheese burger would cost how much? And the rent would go up to?

Aussie min. wage laws

National minimum wage - Pay - Fair Work Ombudsman

Time magazine, June 24, 1974

I ALWAYS get the final word on scientific opinion from Time Magazine too. It's the Thinking Man's NAS.

He just wants to go to sleep without thinking about the Fed's historical "accomodative stance".

Are you implying The Fed frequents airport bathrooms?

Thank you for 'treading tar'.

BANZAAAIIII!!!!!!!!!

BANZAAAIIII!!!!!!!!!

BANZAAAIIII!!!!!!!!!

No shit, Bill. No shit. $195 thousand billion in interest rate swaps owned by "insured" US commercial banks. No shit, Bill.

Don't sweat it Yogi, I hear Suzanne researched this one. How could we lose!

Where's Yagji?

I'm treading tar in a pit of Western barbarism over here.

50% of us are not in the market for young women, so cross that one off the list.

You might be if you need to trade down the line elsewhere, or if nothing else of recognized value is available, or if your culture dictates the young woman as valid debt payment-- and if your culture did so, you'd likely think it perfectly normal to accept her.

Not condoning, you understand.

Airplanes have a somewhat limited historical reference

Currency works best when cross-culturally recognizable as valuable as well, such as something based on a common humanity-- hence the salt, rice, livestock, and young women.

that's no leprechaun!!!

You might be right. He does seem to enjoy ear massages a bit too much.

"'Roundtine'...that's gold, Jerry! Gold!"

"I've been working out, Jerry. I'm a 42 now; I'm huge. "

"Let's go to Mindy's. They've got the best swordfish in The City, Jerry, the BEST!"

Yaobuc gdueyfs agrhei fjuknlnmyn!

Can anyone decode that?

Let's just say that in Japan you would've caused a riot, and leave it at that.

Prove me wrong. Big smile

The invisible purple leprechaun in my cousin's basement tells me, via telepathy, you are indeed correct.

He also tells me you owe him 5 bars of gold-pressed latinum.

Earliest use of gold as money dates to 600 B.C. so you're off a little bit there.

And only available in some places, not others, where salt, rice, livestock, or young women were used as units of account or debt settlement.

And in others, gold was available, but not considered valuable as an exchange good, rather a use good because it was easy to work and 'pretty', so it ended up as ornament.

The recent inventory builds explicit and channel stuffing implicit are causing primary manufacturers to hit the slowdown button.

I wonder if the weather may help some industries, as many people stocked up before the storm, while many producers shut down for a few days when it hit.

RD wrote

> They are not such a super deal. They are an economic tradeoff up front versus ROI. Replace an old tank in a day for $500 or take two days to install for $800 maybe more to see a break even in a few years?

Even if it takes more than a few years, in a high risk/low return future, there aren't many better investments than energy conservation.
I'd bet your tankless heater will beat the heck out of stocks over the next 10 years, depending on usage.

hey are not such a super deal. They are an economic tradeoff up front versus ROI. Replace an old tank in a day for $500 or take two days to install for $800 maybe more to see a break even in a few years?

Even if it takes more than a few years, in a high risk/low return future, there aren't many better investments than energy conservation.
I'd bet your tankless heater will beat the heck out of stocks over the next 10 years, depending on usage.