The Wired article describes how there is concern that the virus is being spread through pollen. Colony collapse disorder kills bees, resulting in fewer bees to pollinate crops. Less pollination results in a lower yield.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
From the NY Times: On Second Avenue, near 44th Street, heaps of garbage bags circling a tree had been all but concealed by a snowdrift. But here, now, something came burrowing out of a white hole. A rat. Ah, yes, New York.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/business/23prichard.html "The city stopped paying its pensions. And no one stepped in to enforce the law."
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Walletpop.com describes how a lot of people are just getting work in their free time, following the jobs. How many do this as a new lifestyle? Walmart is a temporary parking lot for their motor homes.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
It was almost normal that he screamed, that we worked 14 hours, that we ate on the floor," she said. "That was our America.
Yahoo article on J-1 visa abuse in the United States. "An Associated Press investigation found students forced to work in strip clubs instead of restaurants. Others take home $1 an hour or even less. Some live in apartments so crowded that they sleep in shifts because there aren't enough beds. Others have to eat on floors."
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I had been to an auction before. I'm still selling the books from that venture.
Yesterday I bought Glendon Cameron's book about storage auctions and read 2/3 of that.
Making Money A-Z with Self Storage Unit Auctions (Volume 1)
(I bought 2 of his books separately - they are very informative, yet entertaining. Buy all 3 here and get a deal.)
I had to sign in. Didn't expect that. Had the good sense to use my Google Voice number. Forgot the phone with that number though. Discovered I forgot my wallet too! They said I did not have to show ID if I won but they gave me "a look." Had my "big bucks" in my pocket though.
Waited in my car and came into the office 5 minutes before. I expected to be despised and ignored. It wasn't too severe. Haha.
There were about 10 other guys - no women. Most of them looked like people who could size up and move (sell) a lot of crap - quick.
My lantern flashlight with the big square battery didn't work in the car. The small one I took was pathetic in real life. I used the technique of looking with other people's beams.
I remembered to look under the stuff at the floor.
Boxes in the first unit, an old stereo, some books in a milk crate under some stuff. A 10 x 10 foot unit. Went for $550.
Off to the next one - a boat.