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Wednesday 23 February 2011

Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011.

An anti-government protester brandishes his arm during a protest outside Sanaa University. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said protesters demanding an end to his 32-year rule would not achieve their goal through 'anarchy and killing'.

An anti-government protester brandishes his arm during a protest outside Sanaa University. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said protesters demanding an end to his 32-year rule would not achieve their goal through “anarchy and killing”.    [REUTERS]


Oh and yeah.  Ob says they will ”cease to defend” DOMA as constitutional. 

Bone. Toss.  (Hey, he took a stand!)



1. marisacat - 23 February 2011

Emir of Qatar

Emir of Qatar can now be said to be the most powerful Arab leader. Without any exaggeration. Aljazeera now scares Arab tyrants much more than US and Israeli power.

Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 6:13 AM


Arming the Libyan Tyrant

It is time when Western media cover Qadhdhafi’s butchery that they produce a list of the last Western governments that signed arms deals with Qadhdhafi. Those countries also have blood on their hand.

Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 6:18 AM


And a piece at Cpunch on some of the deals and wheels the EU and individual countries have enacted to stop immigration. Cash support for keeping the fleeing population on the continent of Africa. In Qaddafi’s case he also agreed to repatriation.


[T]he political turmoil in North Africa is also threatening the future of the “Friendship Pact.” Mummar Qaddafi has threatened his unilateral cancellation of the agreement if the European governments did not stop criticizing his violent suppression of the Libyan protesters. Qaddafi’s armed forces killed hundreds of protesters in recent days. Meanwhile, the anti-government protests are raging in different parts of Libya. The future of the Libyan dictator remains unclear.

On February 15th, the Italian Ministry of Interior sent a formal request for help to Frontex, the European Union’s border security agency. On February 20th, Frontex launched the Joint Operation Hermes 2011 with the deployment of additional aerial and maritime assets from Italy and Malta to combat the flow of illegal immigrants from North Africa.

Muammar Gaddafi may succeed in crushing the uprising by the use of extreme force. The dictator’s fall will be, however, an irrevocable blow to Europe’s current migration policy. The loss of Europe’s hired gun in the fight against irregular migration will lead to a more open confrontation between the EU armed guards and the African migrants in high seas. How far will Europe go to stop the African from reaching its frontiers?

2. marisacat - 23 February 2011

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Cost of a Barrel of Oil Exceeds $100 for the First Time Since 2008 [1:30 p.m. ET]

3. catnip - 23 February 2011

catnip once again reporting live from Renovation Square where, since the ceilings are being textured, I’m now living in some sci-fi like, plastic-lined, decontamination unit.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

The prisoner/citizen/reporter kept her sense of humor tho!!

Why is anyone “texturing” the ceilings in 2011. More like 1961 or something.

Will you be getting an avocado gold toilet? Or that hideous nasty peach color they used back in the whatever era.

catnip - 23 February 2011

I can only hope that it’s Pepto Pink!

I have NFI why the ceilings are being textured. I’m just a lowly tenant. The only ceiling being re-textured in my place is in the john but the rest of my textured ceilings will be re-painted eventually. Good thing I don’t suffer from claustrophobia. The rest of the house is one big, plastic maze.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

o god now it is RE Texturing.

catnip - 23 February 2011

I know! They had it all scraped off and re-mudded and could have just painted it. But, no… At least they’re not adding sparklies.

BooHooHooMan - 23 February 2011

As we say in Joisy:
Nuttin like a good popcorn ceiling.
Ya knows ~ ta gowitduh lifestyle~
Just mirror-tile everything else.
And columns.
Get yourself a couple of columns.
What more could ya want? LOL.

catnip - 23 February 2011

Gold statues. Lots of gold statues.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

… and sons named Primo and Secundo.

Which we have had here, in fact.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

I have a confession… I have been getting a HUGE kick out of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Dames of Franklin Lakes, a place I have never heard of. Prolly new since last I was in NJ.

Omigod. Wht a scream it is!!

ms_xeno - 23 February 2011

To me, the textured ceiling always resembled cottage cheese, not popcorn.

And I hate cottage cheese. It was so not my choice for our lovely showplace of a home. :/

marisacat - 23 February 2011

ms_xeno! How are you?

(Kiss the kitties!)

ms_xeno - 23 February 2011

The same. :/

I have one more week on LJ before I move my account. But I did put a new post up today. Will not be deleting the old stuff apart from most of the art, which I’ll be moving elsewhere to save a few bucks.

The Sid thinks my umbrella left open to dry in the corner of the living room is the most amazing thing ever. Unlike every other object in the house, he doesn’t try to trash it. He likes to sit under it while it’s drying.

Cats are funny.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

Cats are VERY funny…

4. mattes - 23 February 2011


In the worst of several US air strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan in recent days, up to 51 civilians were killed last Thursday in Afghanistan’s north-eastern Kunar province. General David Petraeus, the commander of the US forces in Afghanistan, expressed the colonial-style hostility of the occupation force’s senior command toward the Afghan population, reportedly accusing local residents of burning their children to fake evidence of civilian casualties.

Making friends where ever we go.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

Washington Post reported that as well. Whch was surprising and indicates some kind of crack (sorry Obby is not saving us, not that kind of “crack”). Or a feeling that The Great Man is cracking. Has cracked.

I am sure he fully expected a 5th star at some point, but jesus, the wars are ENDLESS.

I’d love ot know the back story on Petraeus. Who always struck me as a FUCKING DOLT. And idiot. Wows the corporates as he can talk about Remington bronzes.

What fucking fullshit.

5. catnip - 23 February 2011

Obamalama set to speak/finger-wag/sternly-worded scold re: Libya at 5:15pm ET.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

oh he hopes to counteract what I suspect was a poor reaction (internationally, not domestically) to a release, think from the WH yesterday that while he is being kept advised, he is NOT part of the strategic planning meetings. WRT Meddle Est and Libya.

Of course not. He and Mama Michelle are so disinterested in everything that it drrips off them.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

Shuld be entertaining… because I think the EU and US would prefer that, somehow or other, Qaddafi weathers the storm.

6. marisacat - 23 February 2011

catching snips of the ObRama Speech.

He pounds his fist……… into a pillow.

7. marisacat - 23 February 2011


San Francisco surpassed 4.00 a gallon for premium.

4.09 as of today at the pump.

brinn - 23 February 2011

As I was driving home from a “recruiting event” at the unemployment office today, I noticed gas prices varied along the 6 mile stretch from 2.99 to 3.09 (for regular)….I went and filled up at 2.99…prices are all screwed up, the past two weeks from 2.85 to 2.97 back to 2.89 and now 2.99, all at one station by my house….

It is going to be a long hot motherfucking (speaking as a mother) summer….

marisacat - 23 February 2011

I agree…

Before anything bubbled up in N Africa, we were told our gas locally would be 4.00 “by March”. Forget the reason they gave, China consumption, stories about our “special recipes”… gah.

So, one way or another, here we are.

brinn - 23 February 2011

Yep, here we are….

How’s everything health-wise with you, Marisa? Ok, I hope!

I am so disgusted with the state of almost everything at the moment, I sometimes marvel at the fact that I continue to get up every day…

Then I run in to people who give me hope here and there…for what exactly, I’m not sure, but in the moment, it is good.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

oh pretty good…. holding my parts and pieces together….

how are the boys?

i agree, things are in a bad way.

brinn - 23 February 2011

Good to know! That’s what we’re all doing, eh? Holding our parts and pieces together?

Thanks for asking after the boys — they’re well, overall. Kid the elder earned 5 As and 2 Bs (89 and 87) this report card, though what he’s actually learning, I have my doubts….as long as he knows how to play game, and I can deprogram the worst of it, I have high hopes for him. For them both, really, kid the younger who is a full year younger than 90% of his classmates, has a teacher who is “very concerned” that he isn’t reading at grade level….while I feel for her and all of the stupid pressure that is put on in all the wrong directions (she is a 2nd year teacher), I had to agree with him when he came home from school yesterday and said “I have HAD it with school!”

sorry for going on and on…things are indeed in a bad way, I burn to change them, even if in some small way….

ms_xeno - 23 February 2011

Sorry, Hon. 😦

But I think those boys are pretty lucky to have you, FWIW.

brinn - 24 February 2011

ms_xeno — right now, it’s worth one hell of a lot!! Thanks so much!

All told, I’m pretty damned lucky to have them too! 😉


ms_xeno - 23 February 2011

I intend to bring up the rising costs of fuel when I do my appeal to Unemployment. Given that the little fuckhead who denied my claim said that inability to reach a prospective job without an automobile is not valid grounds for NOT APPLYING to a particular job. He didn’t say “REFUSAL TO ACCEPT.” He said that NOT APPLYING to such jobs makes one, preemptively, disqualified for receiving Unemployment.

Because applying to a graveyard shift job out in the ‘burbs and then turning it down makes so much more sense, right? Lying to an prospective employer is really going to fly with these fucks better than only applying for work that one knows, from experience, is in a safe and practical locale for a non-driver.

This same State shithead had the colossal nerve to ask me why I couldn’t just take a cab to a warehouse job in the suburbs. Yes. Forty dollars a day to travel to a job that pays, tops, seventy-two dollars a day after taxes.

“Green, Sustainable” Portland Oregon my fucking ass.

[beats head on desk]

brinn - 23 February 2011

Holy crap, Ms.X — what the hell is going on in OR’s unemployment office?!

That just sucks out loud! Even here in Texas, where everyone thinks state services bite ass, “inability to reach a prospective job without an automobile” is a perfectly acceptable reason for not applying…as a matter of fact, each time I submit my request for payment, they ask if I have child care, transportation or other issues that would keep me from accepting full-time work…when I do, I still get paid.

Read up on the federal laws before you file your appeal too, because said fuckstick does NOT know what he is talking about!

Hang in, lady!

ms_xeno - 23 February 2011

Thanks, brinn.

Yeah, it kind of floored me hearing that bullshit. I remember having to explain to their counterparts up in WA that I’d turned down a job offered by an agency because I couldn’t get to the ‘burb it was in without an automobile. I had to explain a couple of times, but eventually they got it, and I got my compensation. That was over two years ago. (Time flies!)

I think these fucks are just motivated to turn people away (after letting them twist in the wind for several weeks, of course) in hopes that they’ll give up. This is their idea of preserving resources. Probably at the behest of some asshole upstairs.

Makes me oh-so glad not to be a civil servant anymore, let me tell you…

catnip - 23 February 2011

I think these fucks are just motivated to turn people away (after letting them twist in the wind for several weeks, of course) in hopes that they’ll give up.

The essence of bureaucracy. You need to become an expert in hoop-jumping to perform for that circus.

ms_xeno - 24 February 2011

That’s the hell of it. This is my second go-’round in OR but it’s the first time I’ve encountered so many tall tales and so much free-floating assholery.

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011

Hang in there both of you!

ms_xeno - 24 February 2011

Thanks, Doll. =^..^=

brinn - 24 February 2011

Thanks, madman, and will do! 8)

marisacat - 23 February 2011

omigod. I was on the phone and missed this comment til I read brinn’s reply.


Sad to say, OR has a history of wide streaks of white (a state of mind, not necessarily related to skin color) and reactionary.

Not unlike large parts of Cali.

But we are all so Liberal!

ms_xeno - 23 February 2011

I should tell them at the hearing that we’re lagging behind Texas. (See brinn’s comment above.)

They’ll wilt like broiled violets, right? :p

brinn - 24 February 2011

LOL! Well, there we have plenty of tall tales and assholery here too (everything’s bigger in Texas, dontcha know?), but the folks runnign the unemployment office, in my 19 months of dealing with them, are efficient and compassionate. I know, it floored me as well. Ours is an anomalous bureaucracy to be sure….

I’m sure the lege will be slashing their budget here soon though, you know because they do such a good job. grrr.

Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011

can you imagine what the summer gas prices are going to be?

Oh, and I read you folks might be getting snow down in city!

marisacat - 23 February 2011

So they say on the snow. All I care about is that it is about 10 degrees warmer than it has been for days.

A couple of days ago I thought about ordering pizza. No ‘get up and go’ to cook or heat any sort of food, etc.

But the mere thought of opening the front door, standing there even two minutes kinda finished me off…

I think gas here by summer will by 5.00.

ANY excuse.

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011
marisacat - 23 February 2011

They showed it tonight on the news. I just don’t get what the big deal is, but apparently someone complained to the city… and so it went.

9. marisacat - 23 February 2011

Fisk makes it into Tripoli – and out again.

Quite the tale of a city under siege.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

I admit tho I am really tired of this “mad dog” (Reagan’s words, still stuck to us like toilet paper ffs!) he’s “crazy” crap.

Yeah right.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011

If the Feds Get Their Way, Big Pharma Could Sell Pot — But Your Dime Bag Would Still Send You to Jail

“[M]arijuana has no scientifically proven medical value.” So stated the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on page six of a July 2010 agency white paper, titled “DEA Position on Marijuana.”

Yet only four months after the agency committed its “no medical pot” stance to print, it announced its intent to allow for the regulation and marketing of pharmaceutical products containing plant-derived THC — the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

But don’t for a second believe the DEA has experienced a sudden change of heart regarding patients’ use of the marijuana plant — use that is now legal under state law in 15 states and the District of Columbia (although recently approved laws in Arizona, New Jersey, and Washington, DC still await implementation). Despite growing public support for medical marijuana legalization, America’s top anti-drug agency remains resolute that these hundreds of thousands of medi-pot patients are no more than common criminals, and their herbal remedy of choice is nothing more than the “Devil’s weed.”

It’s not public pressure that’s motivating the agency to consider rescheduling an organic cannabinoid for the first time since the creation of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act of 1970. (Under this act, all prescription drugs are classified as schedule II, III, IV, or IV controlled substances, while all illicit substances are categorized as schedule I drugs.) And it’s not the recent publication of a series of FDA-approved “gold standard” clinical trials affirming the plant’s safety and efficacy that’s prompting the agency into action. (The DEA has so far refused to acknowledge these studies even exist.) Rather, the agency’s sudden call for regulatory change is inspired by far more politically influential forces: The DEA is responding to the demands of Big Pharma.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

we still hve raids. Top to bottom, all manner of grow operations, small, large – in houses and open air…. and even the medical MJ small growers that are licensed. AND dispensaries.

On and on it goes.

11. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011
12. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011

Two Libyan Pilots Eject After Refusing to Bomb Civilians

Libyan newspaper Quryna is reporting a crash of a Sukhoi Su-22 ‘Fitter’ fighter-bomber. According to the reporter, the crash happened very near the sea line, to the west of the Libyan city of Ajdabiya—160 kilometers south west of Benghazi. The reason: The crew ejected after refusing to bomb civilians in the city of Benghazi. The pilot—a colonel—and his co-pilot are fine.

marisacat - 23 February 2011

I’m starting to think that the powers that be have a terrible plan for Libya. Some sort of partition… with the wealthier east under one control and the west (Tripoli but fewer resources than the eastern part that is largely “liberated”) and Qaddafi left to another form of control.

Much of it like Somalia.

unless of course Qaddafi decides to bomb the east to some supposed submission. Or rubble.

13. Madman in the Marketplace - 23 February 2011


CNBC has a talking head segment featuring Green Ben Manski in Madison Wisconsin against State Assembly Rep Scott Suder. Skip to the 6:25 mark for the fireworks. Note how Manski disarms Suder when he claims that “your party wants…” and Manski replies “I’m not a Democrat. I ran as a Green for State Assembly and your Party’s candidate came in third place…”

Manski is really good.

14. catnip - 24 February 2011
marisacat - 24 February 2011

good timing… the site was down for a while i kept getting 404 and 403 and Forbidden….

BooHooHooMan - 24 February 2011

AJ just broadcast a piece featuring the Embassy Cable how Ghaddafi wanted “the full range” of U.S. Military training offered by our State Department for his shock troops, of course including the , you know, deluxe tour of military bases in U.S. for his cadre to get all the advanced training and weaponry courses.

The AJ report went on to eviscerate Obama’s pathetic posturing and Hillary’s hypocrisy. hypocrisy.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

They really have been pathetic… and I noticed she pulled her totally infuriating nodding routine when she stood with him yesterday.

THEY should be “off the table”!

BooHooHooMan - 24 February 2011

Or on Dexter’s.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

oh YUM! Very good idea!!

15. marisacat - 24 February 2011

So much hope n change.

THE NEW CARIBOU — Chris Frates:

“President Obama’s aides often steer meetings with lobbyists to [the Jackson Place] complex just off the White House grounds … It allows the Obama administration to keep these lobbyist meetings … out of Secret Service logs collected on visitors to the White House and later released

[A]t least four lobbyists who’ve been to the conference rooms just off Lafayette Square … had the distinct impression they were being shunted off to Jackson Place – and off the books – so their visits wouldn’t later be made public. … The White House says the additional meeting space is used when the White House is filled or when there’s no time to clear participants through the security screening. … ‘The White House conference facilities are just that: facilities for large meetings. They are also an option when rooms inside the complex don’t have the capacity for a given meeting or are booked,’ said White House spokesman Reid Cherlin. … ‘Without question, I think that there’s a lot of concern about being seen meeting with the same lobbyists or particular lobbyists over and over again,’ said one business lobbyist, who has been to Jackson Place meetings.” http://bit.ly/ebvY4O

Carry on carrying on.

16. catnip - 24 February 2011
mattes - 24 February 2011

Most women can’t even get a conviction, but these ladies get Assange extradited? Boy, they must be scared. Manymany secrets.

17. catnip - 24 February 2011

Airlift of Canadians from Libya cancelled

Why, you ask?

In the case of the planned Canadian airlift, an airport official from Rome told the CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault that the problem is insurance.

“The insurance companies feel like this is too big of a risk, that they can’t be held responsible if something happens, that the risk is growing,” Arsenault said, reporting from Rome. “And so for now, they have said no, they are not flying.”

marisacat - 24 February 2011

Our little ferry service is sidelined in bad weather.. and, apparently, tho a couple UK charters made it out, many others are just twiddling their thumbs at an airport that, if Fisk is to be believed, is a murderous place.

And clearly Qaddafi is not going to flee. Or so it seems from his telephone interview with some state TV guy there, just in the past little bit.

catnip - 24 February 2011

Yes, I was just reading Cameron’s apology for the slow responsebefore I posted that link. Quite the mess.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

Meanwhile he is in the region for a week with defense and buziness types.


18. marisacat - 24 February 2011

The elites. Always on top of it… as in ya know


The IMF hearts Arab tyrants

“Less than two weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund’s executive board, its highest authority, assessed a North African country’s economy and commended its government for its “ambitious reform agenda.” The I.M.F. also welcomed its “strong macroeconomic performance and the progress on enhancing the role of the private sector,” and “encouraged” the authorities to continue on that promising path. By unfortunate timing, that country was Libya.

The fund’s mission to Tripoli had somehow omitted to check whether the “ambitious” reform agenda was based on any kind of popular support.

Libya is not an isolated case. And the I.M.F. doesn’t look good after it gave glowing reviews to many of the countries shaken by popular revolts in recent weeks. Tunisia was hailed last September for its “wide-ranging structural reforms” and “prudent macroeconomic management.”

Bahrain was credited in December with a “favorable near-term outlook” after the economy “managed the global crisis well.” Algeria’s “prudent macroeconomic policies” helped it to “build a sound financial position with a very low level of debt.”

And in Cairo, the I.M.F. directors last April praised the authorities’ response to the crisis as well as their “sound macroeconomic management.”” (thanks A.)

Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 7:33 AM

It’d be laughable if it weren’t so corrupt and tragic.

19. BooHooHooMan - 24 February 2011

Protesters aren’t fucking around in Greece.
They set a cop on fire in Athens.

BooHooHooMan - 24 February 2011

My my my , maties…..
Questions are being raised in the NYT regarding our latest U.S. swashbuckling efforts that didn’t turn out so swell for the 4 Americans killed aboard their commandeered yacht, the U.S.S. Evangelical.
So to speak.

Shmitts piece all but says the Mil and FBI hostage negotiator involved had all the qualifications of having ticket stubs from seeing, ya know, Pirates of the Caribbean.
So to speak.

catnip - 24 February 2011

The person in contact with pirate cells said a gun fight had broken out below deck on the Quest, likely over money or the hostages’ fate. American officials theorize this may have been the case. Five minutes after the pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Sterett, and small arms fire erupted, 15 Navy SEAL commandos stormed the yacht. The hostages were dead or dying. American officials said it was unclear whether they had been executed or killed in the pirates’ cross-fire. Other pirate hostages have died in captivity or during rescue attempts, but there are few, if any, cases of pirates intentionally killing hostages.

So, they could have been killed by “friendly fire”.

Yet another foreign policy fuck up by the administration.

mattes - 24 February 2011

Don’t worry, AJL to the rescue:

American Jewish leaders visit Greece

Greek and Israeli officials say the two countries are in preliminary talks on potential energy deals involving Israeli offshore natural gas deposits.

20. catnip - 24 February 2011

Banks: When oil hits $120, we’re in trouble

If only banks had their own militaries. Oh, wait…

brinn - 24 February 2011

Oh, yeah Goldman Sachs is “in trouble”, what they mean is that they will screw the rest of us further and harder.

mattes - 24 February 2011

Is that what it will take to get Americans in the streets?

Why not just nationalize all oil companies. And Banks too while we’re at it.

brinn - 24 February 2011

Fine with me!

As to what will get Americans in the streets….I am keeping an eye out…on 3/12 there is a march on the capital here in Austin to “save our schools” — I’ll let you know who/what I see and hear out there…

It’ll be different than WI tho, ’cause we’re already a “work-at-will” (aka ‘work for what we give you or fuck off and die’) state… our lege is just about to balance the budget on the backs of kids….increase class sizes, close schools, more charters, you know, the master plan writ large…

marisacat - 24 February 2011

California has been an “at will” work state since the mid 80s. Ushered in by a state SC that was generally called “liberal”.

We are pwogwessive! We is!

brinn - 24 February 2011

I’m beginning to think that the only way out of this mess is to start getting people to understand connections between all of these things. Some of the opposition to the protesters in WI is so ignorant it makes my stomach turn…

catnip - 24 February 2011

Are you going to the march?

brinn - 24 February 2011

Oh, hell, yes! What else do I have to do? 😉

It’s my weekend with the boys and they’ll come too — Quinn wasn’t born yet, but I have some great pix of Ethan at the anti-Iraq war marches….

catnip - 24 February 2011

Great. Take more pictures!

brinn - 24 February 2011

Will do! And video too! 😉

21. catnip - 24 February 2011

Okay. Yuck. London shop to make breast milk ice cream

And it’s only $23/serving. What could possibly go wrong?

brinn - 24 February 2011


mattes - 24 February 2011

What are they going to do with the babies?


catnip - 24 February 2011

Charge them half price?

brinn - 24 February 2011

LOL! catnip! 🙂

22. catnip - 24 February 2011

Damn you, Nescafe!

CAIRO — Moammar Gadhafi blamed a revolt against his rule on al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden on Thursday, and said the protesters were fuelled by milk and Nescafe spiked with hallucinogenic drugs, in a rambling appeal for calm.

Or maybe he said it was “Osama bin Nescafe”…not too sure…

At least he didn’t blame breast milk- yet.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

oh I had not heard about the nescafe connection. Well.. at least now wwe know.

catnip - 24 February 2011

Decaf drives people nuts.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

Decaf gave me terrible headaches. I never ordered it nor bought it, but there was a long period (70s and 80s)when a lot of people served it in ther homes.

catnip - 24 February 2011

I don’t drink coffee. Too much caffeine and I don’t like the taste of decaf. I did drink it for about 5 years way back when. The best – Jamaican Blue Mountain with sweet milk…on a deck in Jamaica…overlooking Kingston. Those were the days…

All of this half-caf double decaf cow caf stuff is totally confusing to me.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

I can’t drink cofee anymore… and miss it desperately. I do what I can with China black tea……….. but………….

23. brinn - 24 February 2011

Gas up to $3.19 at most stations for regular (saw one at $3.25) today on the way home from yet another job seeking activity…..

catnip - 24 February 2011

We’re up to $1.05 CDN per litre today.

On Thursday, the average price of gasoline in Toronto hovered at about $1.21 per litre, a three-cent rise from the day before. But that’s cheap compared to Montreal, where the average price for a litre of gas was $1.26.

marisacat - 24 February 2011

Supreme went to 4.19 here.

24. catnip - 24 February 2011

Toyota recalls 2.2 million more autos; U.S. ends probe

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it was recalling nearly 2.2 million vehicles over the risk that the accelerator pedal could be trapped by loose or misplaced carpet on the driver’s side.

Toyota’s decision to recall the vehicles was part of an agreement it made with U.S. regulators, who in return have agreed to close their investigation into the safety crisis that damaged the automaker’s reputation.

Although Washington officials recently handed the automaker a huge victory by finding that its electronic throttle systems were not a factor in the recall saga of nearly 8 million vehicles in 2009 and 2010, Thursday’s action raises new questions about mechanical and equipment issues.

Ya think?

marisacat - 24 February 2011

Probe? What probe?

25. marisacat - 24 February 2011



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