Manhattan Bully Wars (1947): 2. Gay Blades: "The senior Panflicks and Adam's two younger brothers were already driving up to Pickinsboro, Vermont, for the weekend. The boys were in kindergarten and second grade. They got out of Parousia at noon on Fridays. It was fine they were off to the country. Adam had pressing reasons to remain in town. He relished the prospect of a weekend on his own.
This Friday, he'd negotiated 7:30 as a reasonable hour to return to the apartment. He would take care of his own supper. A hot dog and a coke at Gay Blades."
You can make Abba's Way the gift of your lifetime by reading about it and buying it to your right under An Indespendable Spiritual Companion. I am putting the entire text online as time permits. It needs vastly more circulation than this small blog can give it.
Its all there. The short version is: Less calories in than you use up. Eat what you like. Walk a half hour daily.
People with so-called disorders can "snap" sometimes and employ their will to do the above. No one person needs the same thing. But the above has nothing to do with what and everything to do with simple math. Which is why it is universal. And free.
First, its dominance requires permanent government subsidies. Second, it amortizes slowly, exposing homebuyers to years of unnecessary default risk. Third, it was responsible for two taxpayer bailouts in the last 20 years.
Most important, these mortgages may be behind a new bubble."
A bittersweet bit of news. The other day at the dentist I read an architecture magazine. It was the same old thing. Architects still lavish attention on individual homes or mass institution-corporate structures. Platforms for burgeoning vanity. No one is designing a car free cyber community for 10,000 that is eco-sufficient and has all the attributes of a city. When someone does she will trump all the vanity.
Obama, GOP to resume payroll tax cut battle soon: "Moving forward, Democrats may well revive their idea to finance the tax cut with a new tax surcharge on millionaires; Republicans are likely to push for more spending cuts to offset the reduced revenue through the tax cut.
"We urge our Republican colleagues to seek common ground with us on how best to pay for it," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y,; House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. said lawmakers need to help "boost economic growth and job creation.""
Online measurement company, Experian Hitwise, compiled the data, which also showed that four variations of the term Facebook were among the top 10 searched for words in the US on the web during 2011. Among the top 10 terms, ‘YouTube’ moved up from the third spot in 2010 to the second spot in 2011."
Sold at a bargain-basement price, the Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet links in to Amazon's cloud-based storefronts to provide apps, eBooks, music and films; with Amazon taking the lion's share of each transaction.
It's hardly the first time such 'razorblade marketing' has been associated with mobile devices, but it is a move which has its detractors: those used to more open Android tablets complain about the locked-down nature of Amazon's budget offering."
Jonathan Ames - The Mess I’m In - NYTimes.com: "The effect has been to turn my smallish Brooklyn apartment, where I’ve lived for 12 years, into some kind of above-sea-level reef where things attach and occasionally break off, but mostly they attach, accrue, accumulate, affix, amass and asphyxiate. And in such a reef, things can easily go missing, like my lone fork. Luckily, being of a somewhat infantile nature, I don’t mind eating with a spoon, of which I have three."
At least two House freshmen left open the possibility that they would object to the unanimous consent to extend the tax holiday by two months while congressional conferees work out a year-long deal.
Alabama freshman Rep. Mo Brooks, who voted against the initial year-long deal passed by House Republicans, said he was “not yet sure,” whether he’d protest the deal. Protesting would require the House to reconvene for a roll call vote."