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Talk about “Litter” in the snow…

In my neighborhood, there is a shared container of road salt to put on our sidewalks to avoid icing, which is certainly happening now.

 

One of my neighbors was so stupid, they thought that this container was for used kitty litter. Ok. Just think about that for a second. Here’s the dumpster, containers for green glass,clear plastic, and one marked ‘Salt’. Hmmmm, doesn’t smell like salt.

 

He or she has been using it to dispose of the cat’s droppings and urine soaked litter.

 

While kitty litter can be an eco-friendly solution to salt on walks for traction, I’m betting the, uh, extra pieces are not friendly in the slightest. Unless you want to keep your neighbors away. Thank goodness there was other salt around. I just hope everyone else realizes the issue…When the snow slows I’m putting a sign up in the garbage area.

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U.S. needs your money

Uh oh. Kevin suggests that it’s Christmas time and Uncle George and Co. are running up the credit card without wondering how we’re going to pay it back. Let’s hope we don’t have to have it cut at the counter…



U.S. needs your money Funding the US’s massive current account deficit (running at 5 per cent of gross domestic product) requires some $1.5bn of foreign capital every day…In simple terms we are spending more than we take in, and our bankers, the people who buy our debt, are showing that they have less confidence in us. This means the same to this country that it does to your household. Bad news.


[via Kevin Jones’ Blog]

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Markets Shaped by Consumers

I mailed David and Doc about this article, which takes a lot of ideas from the Cluetrain, and David noted that Doc’s comment that “Markets are Conversations” has now entered the great domain of the unattributed.”


Markets Shaped by Consumers Give an imaginative consumer a basic idea and, voila, a market is born. It happened with cellphone messaging. [via New York Times: Technology]

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ActiveWords SE

Such a bargain! I use this a lot…



ActiveWords SE In Lockergnome Windows Fanatic and IT Professional Newsletters, we notified readers of a free license for ActiveWords SE. It’s for the regular version not ActiveWords Plus. Gnomies, of course, are welcome to try the 60 day trial of ActiveWords Plus and get a 20% discount. (Meryl) [via Lockergnome’s Technology News]

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Electable

Halley writes:


Electable Is it even a word? I hear it everywhere I go from every undecided Democrat I meet.
“We’ll go with whoever’s the most electable.”
Isn’t time to stop holding back, and by stepping up to it, MAKE one of these guys electable? [via
Halley’s Comment]


Yes. The primary season seems to be more about how the Democrats can fritter away any possible advantage over the incumbent administration, and less about coming to a common position, or opinion about anything.


But, I could be wrong. I just read the papers.