I really don't know what has come over some people. How many news reports have we heard or read about idiots who call 911 to report something wrong with the food or service at some restaurant or fast food place lately? Here is one I found this morning. A restaurant not putting enough shrimp in a dish to satisfy a customer is NOT a crime. Complain to the management. Complain loudly to your friends and family. Never patronize the place again. But don't call 911 because that IS a crime. I hope the witch bets well prosecuted.
This post at Instructables came by way of Elizabeth at Urban Garden Hoe who is a person after my own heart. Right now my container garden has two large storage bins (one rescued from the trash), three Tidy Cat litter tubs, one litter box, one old fish tank, one old pet water dish and various pots collected over the years. My seedling trays are old styrofoam egg cartons (with the lids providing the drip trays) and various cream cheese, cottage cheese and margarine containers are the transplant pots. I might have to keep the plastic half gallon juice bottles for that now that we are no longer buying cream cheese and margarine in the plastic tubs. We would love to try the upside down plantings but have no place we can hang them. Oh well, can't do everything.
Kevin Phillips is always provides insightful pieces whether on TPM Cafe (as today) or in his books (like Bad Money and American Theocracy). We are indeed witnessing the disaster phase of financialization.