SF in Hawaii sent this: Top 25 things vanishing from America: #1 — The family farm 
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SF in Hawaii also found this interesting product with a novel design: The WASP Knife . I haven’t had the chance to try one of these, so I’ll reserve judgment. The concept certainly seems novel. Note that if you use a compressed air knife in a self-defense situation in which your opponent meets his maker, and if you subsequently meet his heirs in court, then you can expect to have your motives questioned.
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Kevin A. sent us an AP news article: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Paulson Warns Of More Tough Times , but Paulson also sought to reassure an “anxious public” that the banking system is sound. he said: “…our economy has got very strong long-term fundamentals, solid fundamentals. And you know, your policy-makers here, regulators, we’re being very vigilant.” Upon reading that, Kevin’s wife suggested Paulson sounded like the politicians during the Great Depression. And she was right. Here are some similar-sounding quotes from the Great Depression .
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KT recommended Mayberry’s Keep It Simple Survival!  blog.