Four Letters Re: Dealing with Uninvited Guests

Mr. Rawles, I have read and enjoyed your blog for some time now and thank you for it daily. Regarding the recent post on control of head lice, I have found simple light cooking oil to be startlingly effective. Massaged through the afflicted’s hair and scalp and left for a few hours the oil is meant to suffocate the lice and eggs. I have used this several times, once I needed to repeat the processes to be effective, but in most previous infestations, once was enough. This treatment can be made apparently more effective by including some Tea Tree oil …

Economics and Investing:

From frequent content contributor KAF: Congressional Budgeters Predict 10.5 Percent Unemployment Rate Next Year Also from KAF: The Inside Story of Bank United. (How all those Option ARM loans came back to bite them.) Items from The Economatrix: Three More Banks Closed This Week Federal Reserve Cannot Account for $9 Trillion The Economy is Down But The Cost of Living is Going Up (Most canned vegetables at Wal-Mart were 50 cents per can last summer, now they are 72-to-74 cents per can.) US to lose AAA Rating? Dollar Falls to Four-Month Low Against Euro Stocks Hit ’09 Low on Ratings …

Odds ‘n Sods:

Cattle Rustling on the Rise as US Recession Bites    o o o Credit Bill OK’d with Gun Provision    o o o With the Economy Tough, the Tough Go Camping    o o o America’s Poor Are its Most Generous Givers    o o o SF in Hawaii mentioned the Local Harvest web site, and their map of family farms. SF’s comment: “Thinking about relocating? Take a look at this map. It might be nice to have some small farm neighbors.”.

Jim’s Quote of the Day:

“Today, prayer is still a powerful force in America, and our faith in God is a mighty source of strength. Our Pledge of Allegiance states that we are ‘one nation under God,’ and our currency bears the motto, ‘In God we Trust.’ The morality and values such faith implies are deeply embedded in our national character. Our country embraces those principles by design, and we abandon them at our peril.” – President Ronald Wilson Reagan