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Huron - Perth.
Tonight : Cloudy. Rain beginning this evening. Low plus 3 with temperature rising to 8 by morning.
Friday : Rain changing to light snow in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 7 in the afternoon.
Friday night : Clearing in the evening. Low minus 20. Wind chill minus 29. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Saw the TV news this morning. N. Dakota has similar temps for today you mention. Yet, forecast high for Brownsville, TX is 93F for today. The latter is not typical for late winter for Brownsville, TX. Most of TX is unseasonably warm as is the rest of the earth.
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"Dioclese" <NONE> wrote:

O.K., then I'll criticize your English.
Irregardless, with its illogical negative prefix, is widely heard, perhaps arising under the influence of such perfectly correct forms as: irrespective. Irregardless is avoided by careful users of English. Use regardless to mean 'without regard or consideration for' or 'nevertheless': | I go walking every day regardless of season or weather.

bankruptcy on yachts and second (or third) homes, but not on principal residences. Somebody saw today's crisis coming but could our representatives in congress sound the alert to their constituencies? Of course not.
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Why? Politicians use this messy jargon everyday. Both in written legislation, and political campaign promises. No one seems to care, so I thought it was acceptable.
As far as spelling a word that is misleading by its commonly accepted surface defintion, you're right. MS Word spell check won't let me use "irregardless". No, I don't use any form of spell or grammar check.
If that's all you got is a spell check, I'll bow out now.
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On Thu, 5 Mar 2009 08:07:03 -0600, "Dioclese" <NONE> wrote:

All that matters is the reader understands what was said. I've known people without a HS diploma who can communicate better than a well-educated individual or a Usenet grammer cop. I'm not about to proof read my posts like I would in a business letter. In east TN there are many words spoken not understood elsewhere, perhaps that's a good thing.
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Sort of reminds me of regional dialects. Adds flavor to the mix which I think has been sterilized by television. Mayberry aside :)) Once read that in China 6 mile distance away folks could not speak to each other. However they had the same written language that worked. This over a few thousand years. Try reading Canterbury tales .
Bill Look at the " Works of Rabelais" the only book I own that had a book worm. :))) Neat to see old stuff. Heady...
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Sorry meant to post this with previous post.
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"Product Description Rip-roaring and rib-tickling, Franois Rabelais's irreverent story of the giant Gargantua, his giant son Pantagruel, and their companion Panurge is a classic of the written word. This complete translation by Donald Frame, helpfully annotated for the nonspecialist, is a masterpiece in its own right, bringing to twentieth-century English all the exuberance and invention of the original sixteenth-century French. A final part containing all the rest of Rabelais's known writings, including his letters, supplements the five books traditionally known as Gargantua and Pantagruel. This great comic narrative, written in hugely popular installments over more than two decades, was unsparingly satirical of scholarly pomposity and the many abuses of religious, legal, and political power. The books were condemned at various times by the Sorbonne and narrowly escaped being banned. Behind Rabelais's obvious pleasure in lampooning effete erudition and the excesses of society is the humanist's genuine love of knowledge and belief in the basic goodness of human nature. The bawdy wit and uninhibited zest for life that characterize his unlikely trio of travelers have delighted readers and inspired other writers ever since the exploits of Gargantua and Pantagruel first appeared. "
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Same thing in Holland (Netherlands). Every thirty of forty miles or so (north to south), the locals have to slow down to be understood, so I've been told.
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"Dioclese" <NONE> wrote:

You forgot Glass-Siegel and greed, and I have plenty more, but this is a gardening forum, so happy gardening.
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Using pots this year to cut water consumption, and cut down on weeding crap. Exceptional drought here.
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"Dioclese" <NONE> wrote:

Not everyone owns their own home. Some of us rent or lease. The fact that a home can be a commodity isn't the owners fault. That is another game. Not being able to declare bankruptcy on your principal residence but is permissible on a second or third home, or a yacht, shows the hand of those who are truly culpable (You can thank Joe Biden for this one.).
Finally got my seeds in germinating. If I run into a problem this year, I will immediately run to the nursery for starters.
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The leased or rental home has always been a business, its inhabitants subject to the restrictions of the lease. And for the owner of such, it is always an investment. And it too has become a financial instrument.
In general, buyers of homes have increasingly used their homes for equity loans, reverse mortgages and so forth. That part of the equation is the consumer's "fault", along with the banks.
Even though some investors may mislead otherwise, the house/home is not a commodity. Gold, silver, and copper are examples of commodities.
Another week will tell, seeds have been planted for a week today. The temps have been increasing the past couple of days, tough to keep the soil surface moist like this.
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"Dioclese" <NONE> wrote:

Originally, homes included land for crops to support the family, nutritionally and financially. Land value allows farmers to secure loans for operations and crop insurance. The more valuable the land, the larger the loan. As farming has become increasingly impractical for small farmers, the land has become fungible. Now there is just a house, and yard, if your lucky.
Enter George W. (The Worst President Ever) Bush and his addresses to the White House Conference on Increasing Minority Homeownership at The George Washington University Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002.
. I appreciate your attendance to this very important conference. You see, we want everybody in America to own their own home. That's what we want. This is -- an ownership society is a compassionate society. More and more people own their homes in America today. Two-thirds of all Americans own their homes, yet we have a problem here in America because few than half of the Hispanics and half the African Americans own the home. That's a homeownership gap. It's a -- it's a gap that we've got to work together to close for the good of our country, for the sake of a more hopeful future. We've got to work to knock down the barriers that have created a homeownership gap. I set an ambitious goal. It's one that I believe we can achieve. It's a clear goal, that by the end of this decade we'll increase the number of minority homeowners by at least 5.5 million families. (Applause.) And it's going to require a strong commitment from those of you involved in the housing industry. -------
Homeownership is also an important part of our economic vitality. If -- when we meet this project, this goal, according to our Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, we will have added an additional $256 billion to the economy by encouraging 5.5 million new home owners in America; Low interest rates, low inflation are very important foundations for economic growth. The idea of encouraging new homeownership and the money that will be circulated as a result of people purchasing homes will mean people are more likely to find a job in America. This project not only is good for the soul of the country, it's good for the pocketbook of the country, as well. To open up the doors of homeownership there are some barriers, and I want to talk about four that need to be overcome. First, down payments. A lot of folks can't make a down payment. They may be qualified. They may desire to buy a home, but they don't have the money to make a down payment. I think if you were to talk to a lot of families that are desirous to have a home, they would tell you that the down payment is the hurdle that they can't cross. And one way to address that is to have the federal government participate. And so we've called upon Congress to set up what's called the American Dream Down Payment Fund, which will provide financial grants to local governments to help first-time home buyers who qualify to make the down payment on their home. If a down payment is a problem, there's a way we can address that. And when Congress funds the program, this should help 200,000 new families over the next five years become first-time home buyers. Secondly, affordable housing is a problem in many neighborhoods, particularly inner-city neighborhoods. I'm doing is proposing a single-family affordable housing credit to encourage the construction of single-family homes in neighborhoods where affordable housing is scarce. (Applause.) Over the next five years the initiative will provide home builders and therefore home buyers with -- home builders with $2 billion in tax credits to bring affordable homes and therefore provide an additional supply for home buyers. And we've got to set priorities. And one of the key priorities is going to be inner-city America. Another obstacle to minority homeownership is the lack of information. You know, getting into your own home can be complicated. It can be a difficult process. I had that very same problem. (Laughter and applause.) Every home buyer has responsibilities and rights that need to be understood clearly. And yet, when you look at some of the contracts, there's a lot of small print. And you can imagine somebody newly arrived from Peru looking at all that print, and saying, I'm not sure I can possibly understand that. Why do I want to buy a home? There's an educational process that needs to go on, not only to explain the contract, explain obligation, but also to explain financing options, to help people understand the complexities of a homeownership market, and also at the same time to protect people from unscrupulous lenders, people who would take advantage of a good-hearted soul who is trying to realize their dream. . . http://federalism.typepad.com/crime_federalism/2008/09/george-w-bush-c.ht ml ------
After 911, when asked what the American people could do for the good of the country, "The Worst President Ever" told us to go shopping. That is to say, continue being consumers transferring your wealth to producers.
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There are bubbles that happen without premeditation, and then there is "pump and dump". Pump up the price when it is low and then dump it when the price is high and then buy it back when the price is low again. Guess, who gets screwed? (Read: home buyers)
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/04/business/04penny.html?_r=1 Ex-Leaders of Countrywide Profit From Bad Loans By ERIC LIPTON CALABASAS, Calif. Fairly or not, Countrywide Financial and its top executives would be on most lists of those who share blame for the nations economic crisis. After all, the banking behemoth made risky loans to tens of thousands of Americans, helping set off a chain of events that has the economy staggering. So it may come as a surprise that a dozen former top Countrywide executives now stand to make millions from the home mortgage mess. Stanford L. Kurland, Countrywides former president, and his team have been buying up delinquent home mortgages that the government took over from other failed banks, sometimes for pennies on the dollar. They get a piece of what they can collect. It has been very successful very strong, John Lawrence, the companys head of loan servicing, told Mr. Kurland one recent morning in a glass-walled boardroom here at PennyMacs spacious headquarters, opened last year in the same Los Angeles suburb where Countrywide once flourished. In fact, its off-the-charts good, he told Mr. Kurland, who was leaning back comfortably in his leather boardroom chair, even as the financial markets in New York were plunging. As hundreds of billions of dollars flow from Washington to jump-start the nations staggering banks, automakers and other industries, a new economy is emerging of businesses that hope to make money from the various government programs that make up the largest economic rescue in history. They include big investors who are buying up failed banks taken over by the federal government and lobbyists. And there is PennyMac, led by Mr. Kurland, 56, once the soft-spoken No. 2 to Angelo R. Mozilo, the perpetually tanned former chief executive of Countrywide and its public face. . .
et cetera, et cetera ad nauseam
We aren't talking about monolithic groups of buyers or lenders here. We are talking about a populous whose representatives have sold them out, to be sheared by any glib talking huckster that knows who to pay-off. This accounts for the stagnation of wages since 1987 and the United States having the greatest wealth disparity of any industrialized country in the world.
Enough of this crap. I'm going back to real, healthy manure and compost now. Took all of my leftover salad seeds from last year and broadcast them into the lettuce patch yesterday. Did the same with the leftover root vegetables in the root garden. I tossed on some compost and now I'm hoping for the best.
Need to broadcast some "Sluggo" to keep the rampaging gastropods at bay and work on my medicinal herb area.
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