U.S. banks told to make plans for preventing collapse : “U.S. regulators directed five of the country’s biggest banks, including Bank of America Corp and Goldman Sachs Group Inc, to develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing that the banks could not count on government help.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.
Our experience with a solar-powered refrigerator : “Having lived almost 30 years in an off-grid home with no electricity, and no refrigeration, we finally bought a new solar-powered refrigerator. Here are our impressions.” Thanks to “Uncle Charlie” for the link.
New Strain of Swine Flu on the Rise : “Don’t pet the pigs. That’s the message state and county fair visitors got Thursday from health officials who reported a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people. Most of the cases are linked to the fairs, where visitors are in close contact with infected pigs.” Thanks to petnumber1 for the link.
Woe and opportunity: Tales from historic drought : “The United States is in the midst of the worst drought in decades, and the dry weather and soaring temperatures are taking a toll on people living and working in Ohio west to California and Texas north to the Dakotas. Farmers have watched their corn wither and their cattle go hungry. Homeowners have seen their lawns turn brown and gardens wilt. Communities in the Midwest that rarely experience water shortages have enacted restrictions, and businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat as sales fall off. Here are a few of their stories.” Thanks to Gwen C for the link.
Ryan On Guns : “It’s a good record. He has been both rated A and endorsed by the NRA-PVF going back to at least 2002.”
Folks as I’ve said here before “only white folks can be racist” at least according to the media and other liberal groups. Take this guy for example, he is telling black folks that they need to learn to shoot so they can kill more white folks during a race war. What if that was a white guy saying the same thing about blacks?