Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Quote o' the Day

If you look at the list, you can see that anyone who's ever shot a gopher's got a speaking engagement here.
--Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer downplaying the significance of his being invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention.

Sunday, August 03, 2008



It's not great, but this is the best I got in my first attempt to catch a splash.


Quote o' the Day

The cost of shipping a 40-foot container from Shanghai to the United States has risen to $8,000, compared with $3,000 early in the decade, according to a recent study of transportation costs. Big container ships ... have shaved their top speed by nearly 20 percent to save on fuel costs, substantially slowing shipping times.

The recent surge in shipping costs is on average the equivalent of a 9 percent tariff on trade.

A NYT article on how the high price of oil also has benefits to the North American economies, bringing back to the Western Hemisphere work that had gone to the Eastern.

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