Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hoocoodanode

Many thanks to Ken and kudos for his principled stand. For the duration feel free to post rants here.

11 comments:

tj and the bear said...

FIRST!!! ;-)

Here's hoping that snow really does materialize.

Rob Dawg said...

This has been an extraordinary dry spell. We had some good early storms and the reservoirs are in great shape. Of course this storm comes with a price. Look at the central valley hard frost forecasts.

tj and the bear said...

You remember your comment about "best snow evah!". We hit Mammoth just as that storm was hitting it's stride, the Wednesday before that long weekend. I WANT THAT AGAIN!!!

Of course, there was about 12-15' there prior...

Rob Dawg said...

Man that was amazing. Did they ski on the Fourth of July?

tj and the bear said...

Friend & neighbor of mine did, but he always has a season pass.

Single IT guy in his late 30's; always sharing a car and a cheap condo with a bunch of others. I'm too old for that shit.

Damn good snowboarder, though.

tj and the bear said...

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-18/boeing-microsoft-prepare-for-worst-seattle-snow-in-27-years.html

I'm totally jealous.

Rob Dawg said...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-18/america-s-dirty-war-against-manufacturing-part-1-carl-pope.html

Interesting.

Rob Dawg said...

The new post Bill has up is residential remodeling. Unfortunately it is an index and one that the sources have learned to game.

Rob Dawg said...

10-Year 0.625 07/15/2021 108-12¼ / -0.25 -0-02¾ / 0.008 02:03

TIPS with a negative yield.

Mike In Long Island said...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-18/america-s-dirty-war-against-manufacturing-part-1-carl-pope.html

Interesting

What strikes me as odd in that article is the part about the guy looking to start up a fab plant in Long Island and being told in the event of a drought he comes after the golf courses.

Odd because Long Island gets it's water from underground aquifers that is not as dependent on precipitation - yes they get recharged via precip but they are very, very large and as they are located underground not subject to evaporative loss. Many times in the past NYC has been subject to drought conditions as a result of the upstate resevoirs emptying out due to lack of precip but at the same time Long Island has had no such issues. Weird that they would cite that as an issue because frankly it appears to be a non-issue. Mike In Long Island

Rob Dawg said...

Yes, Mike. The whole article had that cherry picked feel to it. Heaven knows I rant about CAs business hostile policies but the one thing the article hit spot on, wages are just not that big a part of our manufacturing costs.