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    It is hard to know te scope of these fires if one...

    It is hard to know te scope of these fires if one is not near by. I am concerned that one of my nephews felt he had to take his family out of the Colestoga area but am unsure they were included in...
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    Congratulations Bae on what sounds like a great...

    Congratulations Bae on what sounds like a great ride in the United Kingdom on a Brompton, one of the best folding bicycles. I rode a folding bike in Philadelphia during a prolonged transit strike and...
  3. The traditional economic thinking is that when...

    The traditional economic thinking is that when the government borrows money and increases the public debt, it tends to increase interest rates and quite possibly conttributes to inflation. On that...
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    Steve seems to be a voice of experience on this...

    Steve seems to be a voice of experience on this thread. It's interesting to read about peoples' first hand experiences with real estate investing; I used to think that landlords "cleaned up." One has...
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    Well, this is a highly pertinent concern. I have...

    Well, this is a highly pertinent concern. I have been hacked by a group of people pre tending to fix computer viruses but, my bank security refused to pay to Barclay's bank for their "services."...
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    Incredible! 50% of the fabric used to make a...

    Incredible! 50% of the fabric used to make a piece of clothing is thrown away. Multiply that by thousands of pieces of clothing and you have waste on a giant scale but also an opportunity to make big...
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    Yay Raptors! There were huge crowds across Canada...

    Yay Raptors! There were huge crowds across Canada cheering for the Raptors on the live broadcast of the games. I don't if Canadians need any boost to their egos but clearly people were happy. it's...
  8. I am an especially great one to comment on this...

    I am an especially great one to comment on this thread because I have been an investor with the Vanguard Group since 1981! Vanguard built its success on passive investing. There is no investing...
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    I am trying to buy in bulk at my coop; oats,...

    I am trying to buy in bulk at my coop; oats, walnuts, almonds and other stuff-mostly grains. Our policy is to try to reduce the need for plastic packaging by asking people to bring their own...
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    I just realized that Catherine asked me a...

    I just realized that Catherine asked me a question about recycling companies near her in New Jersey; I do know of a company called "611 Metals" (611 Metals@gmail.com) that does heavy duty recycling...
  11. Dirigibles are fascinating. Once in awhile, I...

    Dirigibles are fascinating. Once in awhile, I have seen Blimps flying over Philadelphia to film an event. They appear to be enormous and capable of moving large objects. One question is "would...
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    Wow that is a monster bike nearly twice as heavy...

    Wow that is a monster bike nearly twice as heavy as my Trek 520 Touring Bike but I can see the point if you are Arthritic, stiff out of breath or biking as part of a job. You are going to have to be...
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    Here's some good news on a very small part of our...

    Here's some good news on a very small part of our environment; the Weavers' way food coop in Philadelphia I belong to held a recycling event and collected more than 300 pounds of batteries and 14 and...
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    Much to my surprise, there was a wildfire in New...

    Much to my surprise, there was a wildfire in New Jersey, which usually receives alot of rain! fortunately, it was put out quickly but this happened in a normally wet region!
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    Sooner or later, I feel source reduction of waste...

    Sooner or later, I feel source reduction of waste products has to replace single stream! Since China has decided not to take plastic and contaminated recyclables, that has a tremendous impact on the...
  16. This is a street smart young person! I used to...

    This is a street smart young person! I used to eat more like him but my income increased a lot and my social prejudices snuck back into my shopping list. Finally I joined the Weavers way food coop in...
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    Interestingly, I also have given up orange juice...

    Interestingly, I also have given up orange juice in cartons for oranges. They taste much better and have less sugar and more fiber than processed orange juice! Raw fruit and vegetables are not a ...
  18. A truly helpful financial advisor will in the...

    A truly helpful financial advisor will in the first place, lay out some alternatives a little at a time and give you time to consider them in light of what is the most important of your values. If...
  19. Perhaps I am paranoid but I'd ask an experienced...

    Perhaps I am paranoid but I'd ask an experienced security officer at a long established bank, credit union or mutual fund company before doing lots of transactions by phone. I think of myself as...
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    This has been an interesting discussion about...

    This has been an interesting discussion about tiny houses. I have seen a lot of programs on cable t.v. about them. Basically, there would not be a lot of open space to site them in my community...
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    Edward Hopper is a great find. One does not know...

    Edward Hopper is a great find. One does not know where you will good art even great art. I am reminded of the man who brought in a painting of a farmer that had been in a basement in San antonio to...
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    I have done great, even with slightly sloppy...

    I have done great, even with slightly sloppy recrd keeping. Staying aware of the big picture and how your spending effects your quality of life has worked very well. The value of my small...
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    I am impressed. That's about 140 miles per hour...

    I am impressed. That's about 140 miles per hour than I can remember riding on either one of my two bikes and 40 miles an hour on a bike is very fast! Then I was riding with a friend who was a bike...
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    I will not attempt to offer a final benediction...

    I will not attempt to offer a final benediction for Sears because I hope it is not one for the American middle class as well. The vanishing of the department store is also one of the generation who...
  25. I find it inspiring that many people have found a...

    I find it inspiring that many people have found a way to use their time meaningfully! They are making a difference for others too. We need more people who are pursuing their passions.
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