The fine folks that operate Everlasting Seeds have announced special pricing for US military veterans, disabled veterans, and especially financially distressed disabled veterans. (Click on the”Veterans” button in their left-hand menu.) Thanks for supporting our veterans in such a tangible way!
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Eric sent us a link to a list of products containing peanut butter that have been recalled by Kellogg’s
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More economic bad news, starting with three items from Formerly Merry Olde England: RBS loses £28billion in a Year as Darling warns British economy will collapse if second bank bailout fails — We’re a nation on the brink of going bankrupt — A terrifying gamble with Britain’s future (Thanks to Jean in England for those links.) And these come from Cheryl, starting first with her link to UK news: : Royal Bank Shares Plummet After Biggest Loss in History — Pint of Beer Cost Rising (So much for deflation!) — UK: Fifty Jobseekers for Every Vacancy — US Regulators Close First Banks of 2009 — VeraSun in Bankruptcy, Puts Seven Plants Up for Auction Due to Credit Freeze(VeraSun is the second largest bio-fuel maker in the US) — Reviving World Economy Further Away than Ever — The Recession Crimewave Grows — Bank Crisis Re-ignites as US Giants Post Massive Losses — Honda Stops Production for Two More Months — Money Manager Disappears with $350 Million — Economic Depression is Inevitable — Global Economic Demand Collapse, Bonds Next — Gold Rallies with Stocks — Buffet Says US in “Economic Pearl Harbor” — Dark Days for Retail — The End of Banking as We Know It — Time to Sell US Treasuries, Biggest Korean Fund Says
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A recent e-mail from reader J.P. included this Harder Homes and Gardens tidbit: “…a few well placed 30-pound propane tanks in the oak half-cask wine barrel planters, camouflaged with flowers. [To frighten the intestinal contents out of banditos, put a few .308 tracer rounds through the planters. It would be a very poor career decision for a bandito to take cover behind one of these planters.] Priceless.” (Of course the usual safety and “check your local laws” provisos apply.)