Snow Peas and Garlic – Early Start This Year

On September 7, 2011, in Gardening,

It was really cool this morning. Snow peas started growing.  Planted seeds early this year.  Now I have to decide where to move them. Planted big garlic cloves yesterday.  Small species  were  planted a few weeks ago and have started growing. Growing snow peas makes sense, as they are cheaper than buying at stores.  But […]

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End of Summer – Time for Gardening Again

On August 17, 2011, in Gardening,

I started preparing ground for plants 5 days ago. That means end of Summer. It’s getting cooler early morning and early evening. It’s nice to be outside again. It’s not healthy to stay indoors all summer long. I feel a lot better. My husband has already cucumbers in pots and has been growing other seeds, for […]

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Not A Double Dip, But A Prolonged Single Recession?

On August 10, 2011, in More,

8/10/2011 by Reggie Middleton Was A Double Dip Recession Really Hard To See Coming? Is It A Double Dip Or A Large Serving Of A Single Recession? http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/was-double-dip-recession-really-hard-see-coming-it-double-dip-or-large-serving-single-re If this was truly a double dip, then the economy actually grew, then stuttered. That’s materially and significantly more positive than an economy which dramatically shrunk and […]

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S & P Downgraded U.S. Long-Term Rating to AA+

On August 6, 2011, in More,

For the first time in her history, the US was downgraded from AAA by big rating agency, although small agencies in the US and China have already done so. Here’s the update by Standard & Poor’s August 5, 2011 Research Update: United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To ‘AA+’ On Political Risks And Rising […]

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Meowee Getting Old.

On August 5, 2011, in Cats, More,

My husband found that Meowee, our cat, is long-sighted. He said that he saw her bumping right into a bookcase  in corridor. He assured me that she could see long distance. We were watching her walk toward a room.  She nearly bumped in the wall next to the entrance, before walking into the room. He […]

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Double Dip Recession? Will see.

On August 5, 2011, in More,

Just for quick record to check later if I am correct. Our business is like a canary in the coal mine.  Last time it started last half of 2007. This time we see in our business  it already started in June. I read only one expert saying that recession has started in May. According to […]

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CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) in Mongolia – Latest News

On July 28, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the latest: TOKYO (Kyodo) — Mongolia has reservations about a plan to build a facility there to store or dispose of spent nuclear fuel from other countries, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto said Wednesday. July 28, 2011 Mainichi Daily News: Mongolia expresses reservations about nuclear fuel repository plan http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110728p2g00m0dm022000c.html This was after Kyodo News […]

Borders Closing

On July 23, 2011, in Catching Up, More,

Borders is closing its remaining 399 stores and started selling everything in the stores on Friday. I read that Borders in Fort Lauderdale we used to visit in 1990s closed beginning this year. I feel a bit nostalgic about these days; shopping in Galleria Mall, dropping by the nearly Borders on the way back. We liked the atmosphere and […]

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It’s Not China – 68.1% of U.S. Government Debt is Owned by U.S. Individuals, U.S. Institutions and Funds

On July 22, 2011, in More,

U.S. Government Debt was 13 Trillion 562 Billion Dollars as of Septmebr 30, 2010. I got a wrong idea that China and Japan hold most of the US government debt. While I was trying to find who hold Chinese local government bonds, I found following the article. Political Calculations March 15, 2011 To Whom Does the […]

US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation for Emerging Markets

On July 20, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I came across this page. The Howard Baker Forum United States – Japan Roundtable Series: http://www.bakerdonelson.com/howard-baker-forum-united-states-japan-roundtable-series/ In essence, the Roundtable is a “community of interest” that meets to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation between U.S. and Japanese public and private participants with a stake in promoting a safe and secure global nuclear renaissance. 4 […]