After a DAGS, SWMBO bought some needles from this place in Nova Scotia:
and is happy with them.
She's also looking for alternate sources, perhaps someone who doesn't
advertise on the web. Is there anyone here who does that kind of work or
knows of someone who does? You can respond here or email.
I should have done my own research. I hadn't done it, but she had tried,
and came up with very few - at least in Canada. But you're right, even a
Youtube video on how to make them.
I figured there was a skill involved, and my skills with the lathe are
pretty rudimentary. I didn't know about the size thing.
Dave suggested dowels and a pencil sharpener. I guess that falls into
the same thing of sizing, tho. But it's sure an easy alternative.
Last night I saw a package of bamboo skewers at Walmart. They were about 14"
long and pointed. I guess you could put your own counter weight on the
Package of 100: $1.00.
Complain about Chinese products all you want, but I figure they know how to
make hand-held sticks.
Yeah, but then there would be arguments as to who gets to wear it. One would
want it for fashion and the other would want it for warmth.
I can just envision someone wearing one of those at a lingerie show ~ a
unisex garment usable by both sexes.
You guys kill me. Where on earth do you come up with this stuff?
I have to save this one for the right occasion... unlikely as it is, you
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I like this one
Global Warming to Speed Up as Carbon Levels Show Sharp Rise
By Geoffrey Lean
The Independent UK
Sunday 15 January 2006
Global warming is set to accelerate alarmingly because of a sharp jump
in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Preliminary figures, exclusively obtained by The Independent on Sunday,
show that levels of the gas - the main cause of climate change - have risen
abruptly in the past four years. Scientists fear that warming is entering a
new phase, and may accelerate further.
But a summit of the most polluting countries, convened by the Bush
administration, last week refused to set targets for reducing their carbon
dioxide emissions. Set up in competition to the Kyoto Protocol, the summit,
held in Sydney and attended by Australia, China, India, Japan and South
Korea as well as the United States, instead pledged to develop cleaner
technologies - which some experts believe will not arrive in time.
The climb in carbon dioxide content showed up in readings from the US
government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, taken at the
summit of Mauna Loa, Hawaii. The measurements have been taken regularly
since 1958 in the 11,400ft peak's pristine conditions, 2,000 miles from the
nearest landmass and protected by unusual climatic conditions from the
pollution of Hawaii, two miles below.
Through most of the past half-century, levels of the gas rose by an
average of 1.3 parts per million a year; in the late 1990s, this figure rose
to 1.6 ppm, and again to 2ppm in 2002 and 2003. But unpublished figures for
the first 10 months of this year show a rise of 2.2ppm.
Scientists believe this may be the first evidence that climate change is
starting to produce itself, as rising temperatures so alter natural systems
that the Earth itself releases more gas, driving the thermometer ever
What a bunch of hokum. The summit is above (and is a part of) an active volcano
that is building a new island. It is producing massive amounts of CO2 and other
complex chemical mixes. And the latest jump is the Big island is moving away
from the the hot spot. Island making in the process. The next in a large
series from before or the time of Midway.
whoa that's cool
speaking of which, I'm watching Exodus Callisto
Really neat show
"If I wanna try to count the ways You make me smile
I'll run out of fingers Before I run out of time
To sing to talk about Sugar you keeps it going on
Make me wanna keep my lovin strong "--you are my rock, beyonce
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