A Short Winter’s Tale…

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

Time for a break from the usual dreary news.  Over at our sister site Open Range Ramblings, there’s a new post (finally) with a pictorial tracking of our very first snow of the season…early, too!

WARNING: BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN PIC at the end!!!

ENJOY!!!!

P.S.–An adorable dog pic (Slick in his sweater) is also among the pics posted for your viewing pleasure!

Oh, The Heck With it All…It’s GREEN CHILE Time!

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

You know, sometimes it’s hard to post, not only because of a heavy schedule, but also because one gets fed up with politics. This has been happening on a grand scale lately for me.  I’m fed up with Democrats, Republicans, the rush to canonize Glenn Beck, since he won’t be so dedicated to “the truth” when the Republicans get back into power again…etc., etc.

Lately, I’ve felt political discourse has disintegrated to the point of sheer crap and I point the finger at everyone!

But, there’s been a moment of respite as the green chile has hit town…

I’ve posted pictures of how I’ve processed 25 lbs. of the glorious green over at sister site Open Range Ramblings…if you want to get a glimpse of the New Mexican passion for chile, click …

Oh, The Heck With It All…It’s GREEN CHILE TIME!

You may not be impressed by the pictures, but trust me…these babies are delicious…

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Here’s glimpse…more pictures over at ORR:

Chiles ready to be frozen...

Chiles ready to be frozen...

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Related post–last year’s batch:

Exhausted….from GREEN CHILE!

The Past Week: July 26-August 1, 2009 (Inflation vs. Deflation; CNBC Ratings Plunging; Wind Turbines; Perpetuum Jazzile and Simulated Rain)

~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

Like nearly everyone else, I’m obsessing over the economy, so this discussion on inflation vs. deflation really caught my attention this week.

Check it out at the Two Beers with Steve site:

Episode 14 – Chris Martenson Talks Inflation Vs. Deflation

In Episode 14 we have our first ever interview with Dr. Chris Martenson, the author of the Crash Crash video series and the namesake for the www.ChrisMartenson.com website. We spend an hour discussing the most hotly debated topic in the economic blogosphere, Inflation Vs. Deflation.

This was one of the more fascinating podcasts we have done and is worth a second listen. But we have plenty of more interesting interviews coming up in the near future so I ask that you please subscribe to the Two Beers With Steve podcast through Itunes. The direct link to Itunes is provided below.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=315666764

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You’ve just listened to a brilliant discussion (above), which is exactly what you DON’T get on CNBC, parent company GE.  And guess what? The ratings are plummeting. I tune in every day to see what the markets are doing, but am fully aware of the “acts” that are being presented to us every day on the subject of the economy. So, I turn it off. And so are a lot of other people. Now, there may be some “dropoffs” from cancelled cable subscriptions, but I figure the reason for the drastic decline in the numbers is that people are sick of being sold propaganda. But FOX is no better and not everyone (including me) can tune into Bloomberg, although they have an excellent website broadcast.

More here from The Pragmatic Capitalist:

WHY IS CNBC VIEWERSHIP PLUNGING?

(snip)

What’s even more baffling is that none of the other financial news networks have been able to capitalize on this.  Bloomberg continues to simply report the news – which is great, but makes for very boring TV.  Fox has essentially copied the CNBC model, but has done so without the talent and respected (or disrespected) personalities.  There is a huge market for financial TV and all viewers really want is a station that doesn’t feed them bullshit all day and does so through an informative two sided debate model.   Can anyone dethrone the king of financial news as they flounder or will the total lack of creativity at the other networks continue to give CNBC the title of “best of the worst”.

Late evening reruns of Jim Cramer’s Mad Money and Donny Deutsch’s  Big Idea are the only things still standing.  Deutsch isn’t bad, but Cramer…well, it’s a shame he’s still getting eyeballs!

The piece includes a chart of what’s going on at http://pragcap.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/nielsen.jpg.

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Just a note: there’s a new post up at our sister site, Open Range Ramblings. If you want to see what creates windpower, check out the up-close pictures of a turbine blade that I encountered on my trip to Albuquerque!

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Finally, Kenosha Marge forwarded this amazing video.  It’s incredible!  It’s even more wonderful as we wait for our monsoon rains to start falling here in Southern NM.  The clouds are there, but where is the rain?

Chicago Correspondent Leslie also created a direct link, just in case the video doesn’t play at  http://tinyurl.com/n5k6wb

The fabulous simulation is at the start of the choir’s performance of Toto’s “Africa.”  WONDERFUL STUFF! You’ll feel refreshed!

Title: Amazing choir (Perpetuum Jazzile) uses their hands to simulate storm

THE PAST WEEK

*By Grail Guardian

*A Stolen Victory During the Beer Summit–OR, How to Rewrite Congressional Votes While No One is Really Looking (It’s About Our Food)

As China (And Other Countries, Too) Makes Non-dollar Trade Deals Around the World, Maybe Americans Should Seek Safety in the Reincarnation Bank

A.P. Clamping Down on Bloggers; New Stance Will Stifle “Even Minimal Use” of News Articles Online

The Past Week: July 19-25, 2009 (The Journalism School Named after Walter Cronkite; Poor Economy, Cash-Strapped Families = Unclaimed Bodies of Loved Ones)

What’s Going on With This Blog?

~~By InsightAnalytical-GRL

UPDATE: August 6, 2010…Resurfacing for a bit…My beautiful betta Trooper passed away a couple of weeks ago after a vain attempt at curing whatever ailed him.  Probably old age…Rest in Peace, Trooper…Your beauty and grace lives with me…

Still learning about stocks…am totally immersed in this…With inflation that will eventually clobber us, must learn how to make money!

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Spring Finally Arrives in New York! Hurray! Photos from Highland Park (Near Rochester)

Get on over to our “sister” site to read Grail Guardian’s latest post…full of Spring in Upstate New York and fabulous pictures!!!

Click HERE!

ENJOY!!!

Take a Ramble…

over to our new “sister site” —  Open Range Ramblings!


Sometimes we just don’t have the time to do a “serious” post everyday…and sometimes we just feel like taking a break and doing something relaxing and fun. And there are the times when we’re so pooped that we NEED to take a break…

That’s where Open Range Ramblings comes in…

We’ve enjoyed doing the “Saturday Sanity” post lately so we thought we’d create a new site to provide a “haven” to escape to.  And our gang here at IA will be contributing pics and other things as time goes on, so we’ll be able to see what’s going on in other parts of the country, too.

The site has more additions planned and it will be developing as time permits. Plans are to get the live cam set up there, too, and to have pages for gardening, health topics, and pets and other lovely animals.

Today, we’re looking at the fruits that are already taking shape in the garden…so, especially if you live in colder areas of  the country, stop by Open Range Ramblings to lift your spirits!

ENJOY!!!!!

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Here’s the URL:

http://openrangeramblings.wordpress.com/