“There are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and there are times when you need to focus on rebuilding its foundation. Today, we have to focus on foundations.” – Barack Obama, Thursday, February 26, 2009.
That’s really it. And why tax cuts to help people redecorate their houses cannot […]
Is the reason you’re not investing in stocks these days (a) the prospect of having to pay 15% capital gains tax? Or (b) the fear of further losses? (Well, or – c – that you don’t have any money?) Is the reason you don’t start a new business that (a) if it made […]
THE GREAT . . . WHAT? REINVENTION?
As the problems mount and our President confronts them squarely (did you see his speech yesterday, and the remarkable q&a?), it becomes increasingly clear that we face an opportunity, like a heart-attack patient who just might quit smoking, start eating right, and biking to work; thereby setting […]
I found an open half gallon of pomegranate blueberry frozen yogurt in the back of the freezer. I hadn’t seen it in a long time. It was about three-fourths eaten, with ice whiskers well advanced and hanging down from the lid (but those are easily rinsed off). It smelled fine.
“You’re not […]
THE CRASH COURSE
Douglas Patton: “I’m sure surprised you touted this guy. He’s sure not on board with Obama – or humanity for the matter. See this [recent post of his, decrying Obama’s plan to help people stay in their homes].”
☞ I didn’t tout his political views, I touted his “crash […]
But what do I know? So listen to one of your fellow readers . . . and then I’ll tell you why.
Janet Tavakoli: ‘Obama’s $275 billion plan to stem mortgage foreclosures – nicely done! I was delighted to hear President Obama’s plan to stem mortgage foreclosures. It was well […]
I have some Canadian dollars (via FXC). I do worry that about the collapse in commodity prices (Canada is resource rich) and about the effect our own economic situation will have on theirs (“when the U.S. catches a cold,” and all that) – and about their unreassuring name (Canadian dollars are known […]
The market may have been closed yesterday (one of its best days in weeks), but our site was up and running – items targeted specifically to smokers, nonsmokers, and anyone concerned with getting older.
Today the market may not fare as well. The just-signed stimulus package is very much in our interest, […]
DON’T SMOKE NEAR ME
People exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke were found to be 44% more prone toward dementia, cognitive impairment, and memory loss.
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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