Monthly Archives: September 2017

Trump’s ITC Shoots USA In Solar Foot

“The ITC’s decision is disappointing for nearly 9,000 U.S. solar companies and the 260,000 Americans they employ. Foreign-owned companies that brought business failures on themselves are attempting to exploit American trade laws to gain a bailout for their bad investments. Analysts … Continue reading

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Where Only The Tough Survive

TLW (The Little Woman) and I have a very difficult yard in which to grow stuff. It’s low. It used to be a swamp but heavy clay soil was imported to raise the grade. Still there is one low spot … Continue reading

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Trump And Kim Playing With Fire

“Kim’s foreign minister told reporters in New York that Pyongyang could launch a nuclear missile test in response.” See North Korea could test ‘strongest’ hydrogen bomb in Pacific Ocean, says country’s foreign ministerThis is like the 1960s all over again but … Continue reading

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Thin Edge Of The Wedge

“According to French press reports, by switching from a proprietary tool to Zimbra, the city avoids having to pay EUR 700,000 for renewal of proprietary licence fees. The city has earmarked EUR 200,000 to cover the exit costs and to … Continue reading

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EVSEs fall in price

“AV 30 Amp – 15ft Cable, UL- ListedPrice: $749.00 $539.00″ See AV 30 Amp – 15ft Cable, UL- ListedOK, so the quotation on the right is an ad for an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment. I just gave that as an example of … Continue reading

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Fishing For Lobsters On Dry Land

“Lobster mushrooms are unique and tough to misidentify. Look for their bright red-orange color, which looks a bit like the red-orange on lobsters. We found our specimens growing on a north facing hill where Douglas Fir and Hemlock trees grew. … Continue reading

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On Not Being Stupid

“These hurricanes have not been caused by global warming, but their frequency and intensity have likely been magnified by climate change. Particularly calamitous hurricanes have their names retired, and in the last 20 years there have been about as many … Continue reading

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It’s Not Donald Trump’s Presidency That’s Highly Abnormal. It’s Trump

“After picking just three women to serve on his 23-person Cabinet, President Trump isn’t doing any better with his U.S. Attorney nominees. Of the 42 people he has nominated so far, only one is a woman, BuzzFeed News reported. Ninety-three U.S. … Continue reading

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NATO?

“A top general has told Canadian MPs they cannot count on US support if North Korea launches a nuclear attack on their country.” See US policy is ‘not to defend Canada’ in any N Korea attackISTR that USA and others joined … Continue reading

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Example #9475 Why It’s Stupid To Make A Deal With Trump

“President Trump denies deal has been reached with Democrats over protecting young “Dreamer” undocumented migrants” See Trump denies deal reached over ‘Dreamers’Two Democratic Party leaders dined with Trump last night and came away proclaiming Trump had agreed on a plan to … Continue reading

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Failing To Deliver What The Customer Wants

“Gigabyte Technology is expected to see its motherboard shipments fall under 13 million units in 2017 from 16-17 million units in 2016, and could struggle to maintain the 10 million level in 2018, due largely to the dwindling desktop PC … Continue reading

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Hurrying In A Hurricane

Recent events in Texas and Florida remind us that in some cases, it’s better to flee danger. To the extent that hurricanes travel rather slowly, a motor-vehicle is a practical solution to getting large numbers of people out of harm’s … Continue reading

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